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2018-12-20 01:57:22
John Fauchereaud Grimke & Thomas Pinckney
Philadelphia: : Printed by R. Aitken & Son, at Pope's Head in Market-Street., M.DCC.LXXXVIII. [1788]. FIRST EDITION. viii, 256 pp. Pages interleaved. Volume 1 only. Original leather binding with beautiful gilt title on leather label. Last few pages of text and endpaper loosening. Leather scraped, light foxing and toning. Owner name in period ink on ffep and what appears to be a different name (also in period ink) on the upper right corner of the title page (see pics). Error in paging: p. 210-216 misnumbered 110-116. While one source lists that issued as a 3-volume set, the pagination on this volume does not line up with that set ( that set lists as Vol. 1: viii, 168 p.; v. 2: [2], 169-344 p.; v. 3: [2], 345-510, [2] p.). Could have been that this one was bound as a 2-volume set instead? Evans 21472. Sabin 88013. Turnbull, I:263. While a 1799 edition is currently available on the market for over $13K, I can find no auction records for the 1788 edition, nor any record of a copy ever offered for sale at a major auction. Worldcat locates only four copies of which only one is interleaved as is this copy and that in three rather than four volumes. An interleaved copy, with two blank leaves inserted between each printed leaf; in addition, each volume has a separate printed title page designating Volume I, etc. Incredibly SCARCE title, again never seen at a major auction. An important item of South Carolina history! Not Ex-Lib. I've done my best to describe the book, but if you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to send me an e-mail.
Bookseller: crottsy [Clemmons, North Carolina, US]
2018-12-19 07:16:44
Chaulnes, [Michel-Ferdinand d' Albert d'Ailly], Duc de
Neue Art, Mathematische und astronomische Instrumente abzutheilen. Nach der Anweisung des Hrn. Duc de Chaulnes. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt, und herausgegeben von Johann Samuel Halle, Königl. Professor des adelichen Corps des Cadets zu Berlin. von Chaulnes, [Michel-Ferdinand d' Albert d'Ailly], Duc de: Autor(en) Chaulnes, [Michel-Ferdinand d' Albert d'Ailly], Duc de:Verlag / Jahr Berlin, bey Joachim Pauli, Buchhändler 1788.Format / Einband Kl.-4° (25 x 20 cm). Blauer Interims-Pappband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem rotem Papier-Rückenschild. 70 Seiten, (2) Seiten Verlagsanzeige. Mit einer Titelvignette, einem ornamentalem Kopfstück und 10 (numeriert: 8) gefalteten Kupfertafeln.Sprache DeutschGewicht ca. 1100 gBestell-Nr 5078360Bemerkungen Poggendorff I, 425 (für die franz. Originalausgabe von 1768). - Heinsius I, 531. - NBU X, 135. - Nicht bei Houzeau-Lancaster und Engelmann, nicht bei Fromm. - Der schlichte aber solide Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen und mit älteren, oberflächlichen Feuchtigkeitsspuren auf dem Vorderdeckel. - Innen nur gering gebräunt und zu Beginn gering stockfleckig, sonst tadellos sauber und wohlerhalten. Die Ränder der gefalteten Tafeln etwas gebräunt. Die Kupfer in gutem Druck. - Wichtige Abhandlung zur astronomisch-mathematischen Meßtechnik. Mit der signifikanten Verbesserung der Optik und Mechanik der Beobachtungs- und Meßgeräte war es nötig geworden, auch deren Skalierung zu verfeinern; in vorliegendem Werk beschreibt der Duc de Chaulnes (1714-69), Ehrenmitglied der französischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, ein Gerät zur Gravur von Skalen, das … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Bibliotheca-Theologica [Kirchhain, DE]
2018-12-18 18:25:58
Sterne, Laurence
London: J. Rivington and Sons, et al, 1788. Frontispiece, 9 plates (one torn and repaired), marbled leaf in vol. II (Tristram Shandy), pp. 111-2. 11 vols. 8vo. In Contemporary Binding. [With:] The Original Letters ... London: T. Longman, et al., 1788. ESTC T14785. Full contemporary calf, covers with thin outer gilt rule, spines in six compartments with raised bands, two compartments with red and black morocco lettering pieces, the rest with bird and urn devices tooled in blind, volume contents ("T. Shandy," etc.) stamped in gilt to tail of spines, light scuffing and wear to covers, a very pretty set. Contemporary owners' signatures to title-pages, small bookplate, wax seal to fly leaf of one volume.
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller [USA]
2018-12-18 18:22:23
[Mazzei, Filippo, and Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat Condorcet, marquis de]
Paris: Chez Froullé, libraire, quai des Augustins, 1788. First edition. (4), xvi, 383, (1); (4), 259, (1); (4), 292; (4), 366 pp. 4 vols. 8vo. Mazzei emigrated to America from Italy in 1773 and introduced the cultivation of grapes and olives to the United States. He became a neighbor of Jefferson in Virginia, settling near Monticello at Jefferson's request, and this association led to their long friendship and the author's acquaintance with Franklin and Adams. A staunch Republican, Mazzei took an active role in the Independence movement. In this work he outlines the history of the American colonies, the causes of the Revolution, and the economy and government of the United States. Also discussed are Indians, slavery, emigration, and the Society of the Cincinnati. The book was a contemporary success and remains an important work which Malone characterizes as "probably the most reliable of all the works of the period on the United States" (Thomas Jefferson 2:109-110). Jefferson aided Mazzei in the compilation of the work while acting as American minister in Paris. Sabin 47206; Leclerc 957; Howes M456; Monaghan 1052; Muller 1612; Fay 24; Einaudi 3807; Reese Revolutionary 87. Contemporary quarter leather, pastepaper boards, french tips, flat spines with red leather title and volume labels. Spines rubbed, some minor starting of joints to two volumes, small loss to head of vol. I, a very good contemporary set.
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller [USA]
2018-12-18 00:41:23
TENON, [Jacques René].
FIRST EDITION. G&M 1600. Tenon's major monograph on the hospitals of Paris, in which he described the appalling conditions prevailing there, resulted in rapid reforms being made. He had wanted to achieve this for forty years, and when the King commissioned him to report on the hospitals of Paris, he did so in great detail. Contemporary with Howard in England, Tenon was the most important of the early French hospital reformers, and was instrumental in founding a special hospital for children. See Garrison p. 400. Norman catalogue 2061.
Bookseller: Nigel Phillips [UK]
2018-12-18 00:37:04
Antoine Laurent LAVOISIER, Pedro GUTIERREZ BUENO
First edition of the Spanish translation of Pedro Gutiérrez Bueno illustrated with a folding plate.Contemporary binding in full brown calf, smooth back adorned with double boxes and gilded florets, title piece of brown morocco, nets framing cold-struck boards, gold streaks highlighting the cuts, contreplats and paper guards to the bowl , all red slices.Rubbed boards with lack of leather, headdresses and cuts rubbed, label glued to the first board. Aduana Vieja Madrid 1788 in-8 (11,9x19,3cm) (2) VII (1) 176pp. relié
Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet [France]
2018-12-18 00:17:41
MARTIN, Benjamin.
Fourth and last edition, expanded from the rare first edition of 1747 published at Reading, which was itself a greatly expanded version of his Course of Lectures in Natural and Experimental Philosophy (1743), written when he was trying to earn a living by giving lectures and demonstrations on Newtonian experimental philosophy similar to those given in London for many years by J. T. Desaguliers. Martin was one of the best known of the many popularisers of science of his day, and one of the first true retailers in the scientific instruments trade, holding an astonishingly large and varied stock. Wallis 115.3.
Bookseller: Nigel Phillips [UK]
2018-12-18 00:17:41
JONES, Philip.
FIRST EDITION. Philip Jones's monograph on distortions of the spine was probably the third in England, after Percivall Pott in 1779 and Timothy Sheldrake in 1783. He worked closely with the Hunters, attending William Hunter's anatomical lectures (the portrait shows him holding a copy of "Minutes of Anatomical Lectures"), and working with him on occasions. He had many patients referred to him by John Hunter, and included in the book a facsimile letter of approbation from him. Two of the specimens illustrated in the plates are from William Hunter's museum.
Bookseller: Nigel Phillips [UK]
2018-12-18 00:17:41
RUMSEY, James.
FIRST EDITION (but see below), first impression with uncorrected title, of this incunable of steam navigation. During the 1780s James Rumsey and John Fitch each invented a steam-powered boat, Rumsey's propelled by jets of water through the stern and Fitch's by paddles. Fitch obtained a privilege for the manufacture of steam vessels, but Rumsey claimed priority for his steamboat, patented in 1791. These two vessels were the first successful steamboats in America. Although neither was financially successful, Fitch went on to inaugurate the first commercial steamboat service, on the Delaware River in 1790, which was, however, rather short-lived. Rumsey and Fitch never put aside their differences, but through their bitter rivalry they helped to bring an end to the patchwork state patent system, which was replaced by the first federal patent act in 1790. The Short Treatise includes a chronology of events, an explanation of the technical operation of the vessel, and affidavits. According to the "Advertisement" on the verso of the title, Rumsey states that this paper is reprinted with corrections and additions from "a pamphlet published in Virginia", of which "a few copies were then thought sufficient". However, neither Sabin nor ESTC records that pamphlet. Norman, citing NUC, states that it was reprinted from Rumsey's A plan wherein the power of steam is fully shewn (Philadelphia, 1788), but that is not recorded by ESTC either. Rink suggests that an edition was printed at Richmond. Rink, Technical Americana, 2925. Norman Catalogue 185 (issue with corrected title). Not in EST … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Nigel Phillips [UK]
2018-12-18 00:17:41
JONES, Sir William.
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.
Bookseller: Nigel Phillips [UK]
2018-12-15 15:30:47
LAGRANGE, Joseph Louis
Paris: chez la Veuve Desaint, 1788. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (254 x 200 mm). xii, 512 pp., including half title. Contemporary French mottled calf, spine with floral gilt decoration, 5 raised bands and gilt-lettered label (lower joint of front board partially split and with old repair, little wear to extremities, corners scuffed), marbled endpapers, red-stained edges. Internally clean with only little browning and very minor occasional spotting, faint dampstain to upper gutter of first three and the final gatherings including title-page. Provenance: illegible stamp and manuscript shelf mark to title page. A near fine copy in well preserved binding of the time. ---- Dibner 112; Horblit 61; Norman 1257; Sparrow 120; Honeyman 1880; En Francais dans le texte 179. - FIRST EDITION OF LAGRANGE'S FOUNDATION WORK ON ANALYTICAL MECHANICS. Lagrange's masterpiece was an extension on Newton's work on mechanics. In it he moulded theoretical mechanics into a system from which fundamental equations describing the motions of any systems of bodies could be derived. To achieve this Lagrange combined the principle of virtual velocities with d'Alembert's principle. He thereby set down the principle of virtual velocities as applied to mechanics. In his preface, Lagrange draws attention to the absence of diagrams in the book, which he believed the lucidity of his own presentation had rendered superfluous. "With the appearance of the Mechanique Analitique in 1788, Lagrange proposed to reduce the theory of mechanics and the art o … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books [Germany]
2018-12-15 08:03:00
Sir Torbern Bergman; Edmund Cullen
London: J. Murray and William Creech, 1788. Translated from the original Latin of Sir Torbern Bergman by Edmund Cullen. Torbern Olaf Bergman (1735 - 1784) was a Swedish chemist and mineralogist noted for his 1775 Dissertation on Elective Attractions, containing the largest chemical affinity tables ever published. Bergman was the first chemist to use the A, B, C, etc., system of notation for chemical species. With five fold-out plates and tables to volume one, including a Synoptical Table, and two fold-out plates to volume two. Collated and Complete. Scarce. CONDITION Re-bound in quarter-calf bindings. Externally very smart with some shelfwear only. Internally firmly bound with generally bright and clean pages throughout - minor browning due to age, with some tidemarks to the rear of volume 2. Ink signature to title page of volume 1. Overall Condition: Very Good.
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-12-15 07:20:23
Borgia, Stefano: DOMAIN TEMPORALE SEAT APOSTOLIC in TWO SICILIES 1788 Rome The description of this item has been automatically translated. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. SHORT STORY D AND L TIME DOMAIN della APOSTOLIC SEE IN THE TWO SICILIES DESCRIBED IN THREE BOOKS in ROME MDCCLXXXVIII Rare artwork of Stefano Borgia (1731-1804, Cardinal, scholar, historian, numismatist) of Velletri. Political treatise in the original edition of the eighteenth century, with a brand xil. at front. depicting a VIEW ofSt Peter's Basilica in the background, the Colonnade delBernini with parade of Swiss guards on horseback in front of the people and to Fedeli present in St Peter's square. Includes Appendix of documents and papers on second sentence of annulment of the marriage of the Duke and cause Duchess of Maddaloni, of the same year (1788). Full text checked.Tying in filled parchment with Golden securities and nerves at the back, red cuts. 1 Vol. In 4o, mm. 280x215, pp. xxiv-370-164-[6] -26. Binding in full parchment with gold titles and 5 nerves at the back. Cuts in red. Brand tip. at the front. In excellent condition, with a slight blur at the edge of the first 9 cc introd. the photographs are an integral part of the description, and can show sometimes faults not described; some minimal defects judged negligible may be omitted in the description) iNFO Pst ANY Doubt orinformation please WRITE US, O CONTACT US AT THE FOLLOWING Numero : ( + 39) 0697279699 WE INVITEIDEARUSERStoreadAll the time LeDESCRIPTIONSDEGLIINsale. SI ACCEPT SEVERAL FORMS OF PAYMENT . Payment … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Calligrammes [Roma, IT]
2018-12-15 07:20:23
Atti Decrees COUNCIL DIOCESAN PISTOIA 1786 2a and Florence 1788 Portrait Board The description of this item has been automatically translated. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. ACTS AND DECREES D E LC O N C I L I O D I O C E S S H OF PISTOJA THE YEAR MDCCLXXXVI SECOND EDITION FLORENCE 1788 ANF. Pp p and Comp.Large volume with the second edition of the acts and decrees of the Council of Pistoia of 1786, with a large portrait of o.b. Scipione de ' Ricci (1741-1809, Bishop of Pistoia and Prato), a folded table depicting the Diocesan Synod, finely carved friezes in the text. Complete Appendix. Ancient ligation with half parchment, with cuts of red cards. Good specimen with text full. Vol. In-4°, mm. [8] 272x215, pp.-255-143. Tying with half parchment with corners and marbled paper, with cuts in red. A typographic brand to title page. A portrait f.t., 1 folded table n.t. Heading, glides and drop caps badly scarred. In excellent condition with minor figures in lapis at the edge of the text in some papers, small holes of worm extinct to the back, two time stamps of the library will be cancelled. (images are an integral part of the description, and can show sometimes faults not described; some minimal defects judged negligible may be omitted in the description) iNFO Pst ANY Doubt orinformation please WRITE US, O CONTACT US AT THE FOLLOWING Numero : ( + 39) 0697279699 WE INVITEIDEARUSERStoreadAll the time LeDESCRIPTIONSDEGLIINsale. SI ACCEPT SEVERAL FORMS OF PAYMENT . Payment is due within 7 days of purchase (before you pay before you receive the object). P … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Calligrammes [Roma, IT]
2018-12-15 07:20:22
William Shakespeare
London: John Bell. The collection includes all of his major dramatic works, with plates throughout. The first two volumes here are a remarkably comprehensive and broad prolegomena to his works, and offer interesting analysis of Shakespeare from an era where many of his plays were often interpreted differently, both in their production and in their critical reception. They include Mr Pope's Preface, Mr Theobald's Preface, Sir T. Hanmer's Preface, Dr Warburton's Preface, Dr Johnson's Preface, Mr Stevens's Advertisement to the Second Edition, the unattributed essay On The Origin of The English Stage, the text of the Globe's company's License for Acting, a list of the original actors, and extracts from entries of the Stationer's Company, Mr Malone's Chronology, Rowe's Life of Shakespeare, and other fascinating arcana. The subsequent eighteen volumes contain on the plays themselves, along with annotations by Samuel Johnson and George Stevens. These annotations are one of the joys of this particular work, preserving as they do the learned comments of two of 18th century England's foremost scholars in their reading of the plays. From Copac: The general title pages are dated 1788, but the plays have separate pagination and title-pages, with dates 1785, 1786, and 1788. The annotations at the ends of the plays also have separate title-pages all with the date 1787. A landmark in the cultural and critical reception of England's greatest author. The full set comprises of: Volume I: Prolegomena To The Dramatick Writings of Will. Shakespeare Volume II: Prolegomena To The Dramatick Writing … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-12-15 07:20:22
William Shakespeare
John Bell. Condition: Good. The collection includes all of his major dramatic works, with plates throughout. The first two volumes here are a remarkably comprehensive and broad prolegomena to his works, and offer interesting analysis of Shakespeare from an era where many of his plays were often interpreted differently, both in their production and in their critical reception. They include Mr Pope's Preface, Mr Theobald's Preface, Sir T. Hanmer's Preface, Dr Warburton's Preface, Dr Johnson's Preface, Mr Stevens's Advertisement to the Second Edition, the unattributed essay On The Origin of The English Stage, the text of the Globe's company's License for Acting, a list of the original actors, and extracts from entries of the Stationer's Company, Mr Malone's Chronology, Rowe's Life of Shakespeare, and other fascinating arcana. The subsequent eighteen volumes contain on the plays themselves, along with annotations by Samuel Johnson and George Stevens. These annotations are one of the joys of this particular work, preserving as they do the learned comments of two of 18th century England's foremost scholars in their reading of the plays. From Copac: The general title pages are dated 1788, but the plays have separate pagination and title-pages, with dates 1785, 1786, and 1788. The annotations at the ends of the plays also have separate title-pages all with the date 1787. A landmark in the cultural and critical reception of England's greatest author. The full set comprises of: Volume I: Prolegomena To The Dramatick Writings of Will. Shakespeare Volume II: Prolegomena To The Dramatic … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-12-15 00:06:55
Sophocles; Brunck, Richard Francis Frederick
Strasbourg: Agentorati. Book condition: Very good + to near fine; spines a little faded, very slightly rubbed at edges. Title: Sophoclis Tragoediae Septem cum Scholiis Veteribus Versione Latina et Notis Accedunt Deperditorum Dramatum Fragmenta Author: Sophocles [Sophoclis], Rich. Franc. Phil. Brunck [edited by] 1514 Pp. [Tome I;432 p., Tome II; 549 p., Tome III; 533 p.] Publication date 1788. Three volume complete limited edition set [one of 250 sets], text in Greek and Latin. Book description: Contemporary green morocco, gilt, spines gilt in compartments, g.e. inner dentelles. Provenance: small oval gilt-stamped book-label of Ambroise Firmin Didot in each volume on inner front board and with old ink manuscript note by him on front free end paper of tome I. Condition: Very good + to near fine; spines a little faded, very slightly rubbed at edges. Dimensions: 8vo; 9 3/16" x 6" x 1 1/2" each volume. NOTE: Didbin wrote "The popularity of Brunck's edition was very great; and was exceeded by no work to which that celebrated name was attached. But the dearness of the quarto edition prevented many from purchasing it. Brunck, therefore, brought out an octavo edition, in three vols. 1786-8: containing the Scholia and indexes, fully as complete as the quarto. In the year 1789 [this edition date 1788] he published another octavo edition, in three vols., very handsomely printed, of which only 250 copies were struck off, at his own expense. In this latter edition, the Scholia of Triclinius, and other recent scholia, are omitted, and some fresh notes are added," (Rare & Valuable Edition … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: lachambredambre [Crockett, California, US]
2018-12-14 13:45:30
Paris: Didot, 1788. For a condition report of this listing, please view our item description and photos below. Please contact us with any inquiries or questions. Item Description: Rare volume, Fables de La Fontaine. Imprime par Ordre du Roi pour L'education De Monseigneur le Dauphin. Published Paris, De L'imprimerie de Didot L'aine. MDCCLXXXVIII (1788). 482pp. Printed by Order of the King for the Education of Monsignor the Dauphin. Full red calf covers, with gilt, raised bands, gilt decoration on spine, gilt dentelles, marbled end papers, gilt edges. Printed by Didot in a limited edition of 250 copies "from the factory Dervaud and Henry Brothers, Angouleme". The last leaflet with the list of "works printed by order of the king for the education of monseigneur the Dauphin who have appeared so far". 7.5lbs Similar volume sold at auction at Christie's in 2007. phb818 Approx. Measurements: 9.5" x 12.25" x 2.125" Condition: Sunned spine, edges, rubbed and some wear to extremities loss to bottom edge of spine. Bookplate on pastedown. We have a fine selection of quality items for sale at Amphora Art & Antiques. International as well as domestic customers are welcome - please contact us with questions regarding shipping or listings, and we will assist you quickly. All items can be inspected in-person or are available for pickup from our large Gardena warehouse with no additional fee or charge. The authenticity of all items listed are guaranteed to be as represented - all efforts are taken to ensure accurate and descriptive condition reports and photographs. We reserve the right to … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: amphora_art_antiques [Beverly Hills, California, US]
2018-12-13 17:17:15
1788. Intérieur des volumes frais. Charnière inférieure du tome 1 fendue sur 8 cm. Accroc sur le plat du tome 2. Quelques éraflures et menus accidents. SMITH (Adam) (1723-1790). Recherches sur la nature et les causes de la richesse des nations. Traduit de l'Anglois de M. Smith. A Londres, et se trouve à Paris, Duplain, 1788, 2 volumes in-8, 4ff.-IVpp.-503pp. - 2ff.-496pp. Basane fauve granitée, encadrement triple filet doré, dos à nerfs, pièces de titre vertes, caissons ornés, tranches marbrées. (Reliures de l'époque). Les Recherches... ont paru en anglais en 1776. L'abbé Jean-Louis Blavet en fit paraître la première traduction française à La Haye en 1778-79. Celle-ci est la seconde édition française, la première éditée en France. L'agronome Jean-Louis Blavet (Besançon 1719-1809) quitta l'ordre des Bénédictins et obtint sa sécularisation. Il fut le bibliothécaire du prince de Conti et censeur royal. Il a également traduit de Smith sa Théorie des sentiments moraux. L'abbé Morellet a lui aussi traduit les Recherches... à la même époque. Il fait état de son travail dans une lettre à Turgot, et quelques copies manuscrites auraient circulé dans les salons. On lui a même attribué la paternité de cette traduction anonyme de 1788, qui est pourtant bien la réédition de celle de Blavet. Smith lui-même fut victime de cette rumeur. (Goldsmith, 13535 - Kress, B.1413 - Coquelin & Guillaumin II, p. 627 - Libr. Jammes, cat. 271 n° 3349). libraire d'anciens à Moulins depuis 1985 - www.librairie-devaux.com Chaque livre a été soigneusement collationné par nos soins. Les défauts éventuels sont … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Devaux livres anciens (moulins-livres-anciens) [Moulins-sur-Allier, FR]
2018-12-13 05:35:40
VOLNEY, Constantin-Francois Chasseboeuf, Comte de
London: G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1788. Second Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 2 vols.: xii, 418; iv, 500, [15] p. 22 cm. 5 engraved fold-out plates, including 2 maps. 1. Full tree-calf leather. Corners lightly bumped. Vol. 2. Small dent on bottom of rear board in vol. 1 as well as a bit of soiling to lower edge of text block. Vol. 2 has large horizontal tear in p. 327, chip in third plate, and dampstains to front pastedown and inner margins of first pages. Paper bright and clean. Title continues: "Containing The present Natural and Political State of those Countries, their Productions, Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce; with Observations on the Manners, Customs, and Government of the Turks and Arabs." Volney (1757-1820) was a well-travelled, learned man. He embarked on a journey to the Near East in late 1782 and spent nearly seven months in Ottoman Egypt. Afterwards, he lived for nearly two years in Greater Syria in what is today Lebanon and Israel in order to learn Arabic. He returned to France in 1785 where he spent the following two years compiling his notes and writing these volumes. He continued to travel in later years, being expelled from the U.S.A. as a suspected spy in 1797. It seems his life was always an adventure, for he narrowly escaped the guillotine during the French Revolution. Of interest in these well-preserved volumes is the account given of the Arabic press at the convent of Marhanna (vol. 2 pp. 190-191) with a catalogue of books printed there (p. 196). On the macabre side is the extensive discussion of diseases prevalent in Egypt, including smallbox, … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Attic Books (ABAC, ILAB) [London, ON, Canada]
2018-12-12 13:09:36
HELMAN, Isidore-Stanislas
Incisione originale di HELMAN, Isidore-Stanislas. 1788. L' Empereur Kien-Long aujourd' hui regnant, donna une fete vraiment paternelle à 3000 Vieillards , rassemblés de toutes les parties de l' Empire. Vieillard lui meme, il ne voulut etre distingué des autres que par les bienfaits qu' il répandit sur eux... Paris, chez l' Auteur et chez M. Ponce. Con cornice in legno colorato in verde.
Bookseller: Brighenti libri esauriti e rari [Italy]
2018-12-12 13:09:36
Isidore, Stanislas Helman
1788. Ceremonies respectueuses de l' Empereur devant les Tombeaux de ses Ancètres. Des loic religeuses qui ne varient jamais a la Chine, et qui remontent par conséquent à la plus haute antiquité ont non seulement consacré ces cérémonies , mais elles ont déterminé jusqui à la forme des Monumens où repose la cendre des Ancetres de l' Empereur... Bella incisione originale di Isidore, Stanislas Helman. Paris, 1788. Misure: Xilografia mm. 400x285; con cornice 460x285 mm.
Bookseller: Brighenti libri esauriti e rari [IT]
2018-12-10 20:18:57
Fiche document La librairie Autographes des Siècles est spécialisée, depuis de longues années, dans la vente de lettres autographes, et de manuscrits. Vous trouverez, sur notre boutique Ebay, sur notre site Internet, des lettres autographes et des manuscrits de ceux qui firent la gloire des Arts, de la Littérature, de notre Histoire et de la Science durant les siècles passés. Giacomo CASANOVA (1725.1798) Lettre autographe signée au Comte de Collalto. Deux pages in-4°en italien. Prague. 21 mai 1788. Quelques manques dus à l'acidité de l'encre. Importante missive dans laquelle Casanova envoie à l'un de ses anciens protecteurs un ensemble de 24 exemplaires de son dernier ouvrage, l'Isocameron ou Histoire d'Edouard, et d'Elisabeth paru à Prague en 1788. Casanova et la souscription de son Isocameron. " J'écrirai aujourd'hui au comte [Waldstein] pour lui recommander d'être rapide, de telle sorte que les bénéficiaires n'attendent pas. J'ai écrit une réponse au prince Louis de Lichtenchtein, dans laquelle je le remercie de l'honneur qu'il me fait de s'associer à mon œuvre et dans le même temps je le prie de faire passer l'entière valeur de la souscription entre les mains de la comtesse de Clari-Ligne, ou bien entre les mains vénérées de Votre Excellence. Ainsi j'espère recevoir à la fin de ce mois grâce à sa bonté une somme suffisante avec laquelle je pourrai faire face à mes engagements. Un tiers du quatrième tome est déjà imprimé, et à la fin du 21 il sera distribué : tous ceux qui sont ici me complimentent sur le discours du roi à Edouard, qui se trouve page 261, mais ce qui me … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: AUTOGRAPHES DES SIECLES [MASSIEUX, Rhône-Alpes, FR]
2018-12-09 00:21:08
Sir Torbern Bergman; Edmund Cullen
London: J. Murray and William Creech, 1788. Translated from the original Latin of Sir Torbern Bergman by Edmund Cullen. Torbern Olaf Bergman (1735 - 1784) was a Swedish chemist and mineralogist noted for his 1775 Dissertation on Elective Attractions, containing the largest chemical affinity tables ever published. Bergman was the first chemist to use the A, B, C, etc., system of notation for chemical species. With five fold-out plates and tables to volume one, including a Synoptical Table, and two fold-out plates to volume two. Collated and Complete. Scarce. CONDITION Re-bound in quarter-calf bindings. Externally very smart with some shelfwear only. Internally firmly bound with generally bright and clean pages throughout - minor browning due to age, with some tidemarks to the rear of volume 2. Ink signature to title page of volume 1. Overall Condition: Very Good.
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-12-06 20:04:12
Girardin Promenade ou itinéraire des jardins d'Ermenonville In 8°, reliure d'époque, dos restauré, 68 pages, 2 feuillets de partition de musique, édition originale illustrée de 25 aquatintes par Mérigot fils. Chez Merigot, Paris 1788. Un manque dans une marge. Conçu, dessiné et financé par le marquis de Girardin avec l'aide du peintre Hubert Robert, de l'abbé Delille et du paysagiste et architecte Morel, le parc est calqué sur le modèle et l'esprit du jardin anglais : construire une nature vivante et non subordonnée aux impératifs des jardins classiques. Réalisé en"l'honneur" de Jean-Jacques Rousseau, l'auteur passa les six dernières semaines de sa vie à Ermenonville où il fut enterré. Détruit en bonne partie par une tempête en 1787, le parc fut abandonné pendant la révolution, puis morcelé au XIXe siècle. Seuls restent en témoignage cet ouvrage et les dessins et peintures réalisés avant 1787 Les frais d'expédition comprennent l'affranchissement postal et le packaging du21 Créé par eBay Turbo Lister L'outil de mise en vente gratuit. Mettez vos objets en vente rapidement et en toute simplicité, et gérez vos annonces en cours.
Bookseller: au bombyx à malassis [Angervilliers, FR]
2018-12-06 11:19:00
Polish/Poland book-Kazanie na uroczystosc swietych Piotra y Pawla-Wilno 1788 GB Please refer to images for more information. If any questions arise, ask away. Shipping is priority and registered.
Bookseller: gabrysas [Kaunas, LT]
2018-12-05 03:48:02
Trapaud, Elisha
London John Stockdale, 1788. First edition, 8vo, pp.(iii)-vi, (7)-34, [6], 12, [1], [1, blank], frontispiece, 2 folding maps. A very good copy in contemporary wrappers, original paper label on spine. Bound without half-title. Early stamp with coronet of the Holstein-Holsteinborg library to title-page. The first book on British Malaya, published two years after the British flag was raised on the island of Penang. Elisha Trapaud was both a captain in the Madras Engineers and a talented amateur artist; he accompanied Francis Light on his mission to Penang in 1786, and was an eyewitness to the foundation of the British colony, producing a sketch of the event. The frontispiece of this work was engraved after Trapaud's sketch, and is of considerable historical importance as the earliest published depiction of Pengang. Our copy includes the Plan of the Strait within Puloo Pinang by Captain James Scott, published by Dalrymple in 1786. Bastin & Rohatgi, Prints of Southeast Asia in the India Office Library, no.1 [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB [Rye, East Sussex, United Kingdom]
2018-12-04 15:16:36
Wilson Captain Henry
London: Printed for G. Nicol, 1788. Book measures 12 x 9 1/2 inches. Collation, xxvii,[1],378pp, 1pp errata, engraved frontis, folding chart, 15 further plates. Bound in full period tree calf, flat gilt bands, gilt image of a ''ship'' within compartments, leather title label, gilt border to boards. At some time the binding has been repaired/restored. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, previous owners bookplate, period name on free endpaper. Pages and plates in good clean condition. A very nice copy, in an attractive period binding.. First Edition. Full Period Tree Calf. Very Good. Quarto.
Bookseller: George Jeffery Books [HERTFORDSHIRE, United Kingdom]
2018-12-04 01:19:08
Sir Torbern Bergman; Edmund Cullen
London: J. Murray and William Creech, 1788. Translated from the original Latin of Sir Torbern Bergman by Edmund Cullen. Torbern Olaf Bergman (1735 - 1784) was a Swedish chemist and mineralogist noted for his 1775 Dissertation on Elective Attractions, containing the largest chemical affinity tables ever published. Bergman was the first chemist to use the A, B, C, etc., system of notation for chemical species. With five fold-out plates and tables to volume one, including a Synoptical Table, and two fold-out plates to volume two. Collated and Complete. Scarce. CONDITION Re-bound in quarter-calf bindings. Externally very smart with some shelfwear only. Internally firmly bound with generally bright and clean pages throughout - minor browning due to age, with some tidemarks to the rear of volume 2. Ink signature to title page of volume 1. Overall Condition: Very Good.
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-12-04 01:19:08
Sir Torbern Bergman; Edmund Cullen
London: J. Murray and William Creech, 1788. Translated from the original Latin of Sir Torbern Bergman by Edmund Cullen. Torbern Olaf Bergman (1735 - 1784) was a Swedish chemist and mineralogist noted for his 1775 Dissertation on Elective Attractions, containing the largest chemical affinity tables ever published. Bergman was the first chemist to use the A, B, C, etc., system of notation for chemical species. With five fold-out plates and tables to volume one, including a Synoptical Table, and two fold-out plates to volume two. Collated and Complete. Scarce. CONDITION Re-bound in quarter-calf bindings. Externally very smart with some shelfwear only. Internally firmly bound with generally bright and clean pages throughout - minor browning due to age, with some tidemarks to the rear of volume 2. Ink signature to title page of volume 1. Overall Condition: Very Good.
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-12-04 00:28:46
Emmanuel Bowen
Vienna: Gestochen von J. Stenger, 1788. One sheet (of 4), approx. 23" x 26-1/2", lightly hand-colored in outline; fine. This is the upper left part of the 4-sheet map of North America (sheet no. 21), featuring the northwestern part of North America, and includes an inset map of Baffin and Hudson Bay: "Specialkarte von der Baffin und Hudsons Bai." Includes descriptive and historical notes throughout the map. Shows boundaries, forts, roads, mines, and Indian villages and tribal territory. This is a German-language edition of the 4-sheet map of North America first brought out by Emmanuel Bowen and John Gibson in London about 1775; the engraver Franz Anton Schraembl has apparently based it on one of the states of 1777 or later. The four sheets are numbered 20-23, and this particular sheet is no. 21 showing the Mississippi Basin as far south as Natchez, the Great Lakes (except Ontario), and west to California.
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books [Saint Paul, Minnesota, US]
2018-12-01 23:40:55
SIGISMONDO, Giuseppe.-
S.I-Imp. I Fratelli Terres, 1788. 20 cm. 3 vol.: (I) VIII-un mapa plegado, 287 p. (II) VIII-367 p. (III) VIII-320 p., 2 h. Texto en italiano. Enc. en pergamino, cortes jaspeados. (11460-A). MONOGRAFIA. NÁPOLES.
Bookseller: Llibreria Antiquària Casals [BARCELONA, Spain]
2018-12-01 19:48:17
NECKER (Jacques)
(1788) INED 3361. Édition originale peu courante. Très bel exemplaire, rare ainsi relié.
Bookseller: Librairie de l'Amateur [Strasbourg, France]
2018-11-30 15:38:02
[FONTETTE DE SOMMERY, Mlle].
Paris, Barrois, 1788. in 12, veau fauve, dos lisse orné de fleurettes dorées, encadrement de filet à froid sur les plats, tranches marbrées, coiffe supérieure arasée, coins très légèrement émoussés (Reliure de l'époque). (2)ff.-432 pp.-(2)ff. EDITION ORIGINALE (Giraud, 1788/14). Si le roman est un peu bavard la critique qu'en donne la Correspondance littéraire est plutôt lapidaire, ce qui fait une balance. Les notations sur l'insupportable sottise et la futilité des occupations de la société, la fausseté des relations familiales, sont piquantes et font oublier les extravagances relevées par la Correspondance Littéraire.
Bookseller: Librairie Les Amazones [France, Paris]
2018-11-29 06:47:14
(SLAVERY) MANUSCRIPT. LIST.
1788 A large single sheet, written on the blank side of an unused printed naval muster form; folded, some damage at the top, with loss of two or three words in the heading, a few small internal holes effecting a few words, old folds. 43.5 x 50.5cm (unfolded).Lists in 19 separate columns each ship's name, type, tonnage, home port, master, owner, date of departure from England, the 'day on which the Act of Parliament was delivered and the slaves mustered', and the place, the numbers of men, women, boys and girls, and the total number of slaves on board, the number 'who exceed four feet four inches', the name and rank of the Pomona's officer who presented the Act and mustered the slaves, and the name and rank of the individual on the intercepted ship who received the Act. In all this details 31 slave-trading ships intercepted by HMS Pomona between 28 August and 5 November 1788 off the West African coast, each vessel being handed the Act of Parliament and having its human cargo recorded. Inscribed 'Mr Wood' on the reverse, it belonged to, and was presumably compiled by, Lieutenant John Wood, 1766â€"1820, who served in the Pomona from May 1788 to July 1790, and who is named as the officer responsible for delivering the Act and mustering the slaves in 21 of the instances listed here. The Pomona was Wood's first posting as a commissioned officer. He was later promoted to Captain and commanded frigates in the East Indies, 1802â€"7. HMS Pomona was implementing the Slave Trade Act of July 1788, the first attempt by Parliament to curtail the trans-Atlantic slave trade, and the be … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Jarndyce Rare Books [UK]
2018-11-29 05:36:27
Promenade or driving gardens of Ermenonville EO 25 aquatints 1788 The description of this item has been automatically translated. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. Girardin Walk or route of the gardens of Ermenonville In 8 °, binding of the period, with lack back (open jaws, see photo 5), 68 pages, 2 sheets of music, illustrated edition of 25 aquatints by Marti son. At Marti, Paris 1788. A lack in one margin. Conceived, designed and funded by the marquis de Girardin with the help of the painter Hubert Robert, the Abbot Delille and the architect Morel, the park landscape is modeled on the model and the spirit of the English Garden: build a nature alive and not subordinate to the imperatives of the classical gardens. In 'honor' of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the author spent the last six weeks of his life in Brooklyn where he was buried. Destroyed in good part by a storm in 1787, the Park was abandoned during the revolution, then parceled out in the 19th century. Only remain in evidence this book and the drawings and paintings made before 1787 Shipping charges include the postage and packaging du21 Created by eBay Turbo Lister The tool support JavaScript. Put your items fast and easy and manage your active items.
Bookseller: au bombyx à malassis [Angervilliers, FR]
2018-11-29 01:23:54
Sir Torbern Bergman; Edmund Cullen
London: J. Murray and William Creech, 1788. Translated from the original Latin of Sir Torbern Bergman by Edmund Cullen. Torbern Olaf Bergman (1735 - 1784) was a Swedish chemist and mineralogist noted for his 1775 Dissertation on Elective Attractions, containing the largest chemical affinity tables ever published. Bergman was the first chemist to use the A, B, C, etc., system of notation for chemical species. With five fold-out plates and tables to volume one, including a Synoptical Table, and two fold-out plates to volume two. Collated and Complete. Scarce. CONDITION Re-bound in quarter-calf bindings. Externally very smart with some shelfwear only. Internally firmly bound with generally bright and clean pages throughout - minor browning due to age, with some tidemarks to the rear of volume 2. Ink signature to title page of volume 1. Overall Condition: Very Good.
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-28 13:04:45
John Fauchereaud Grimke & Thomas Pinckney
Philadelphia: : Printed by R. Aitken & Son, at Pope's Head in Market-Street., M.DCC.LXXXVIII. [1788]. FIRST EDITION. viii, 510, 2 pp. Original/early leather binding. Front board has been sewn onto binding. No spine label. Leather scraped, light foxing and toning. Early owner names in period ink on ffep and what appears to be a different name (also in period ink) on the title page (see pics). Error in paging: p. 210-216 mis-numbered 110-116 (though an early owner in period ink wrote over the "1" with a "2" on these pages to correct this). Text is complete! Evans 21472. Sabin 88013. Turnbull, I:263. While a 1799 edition is currently available on the market for over $13K, I can find no auction records for the 1788 edition, nor any record of a copy ever offered for sale at a major auction. I also have an incomplete copy of this title (a interleaved Volume One only) available as a separate listing on eBay. Worldcat locates only four copies of this title. Incredibly SCARCE title, again never seen at a major auction. An important item of South Carolina history! Not Ex-Lib. I've done my best to describe the book, but if you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to send me an e-mail. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: crottsy [Clemmons, North Carolina, US]
2018-11-24 01:29:53
WOLLSTONECRAFT, Mary]. NECKER, Jacques
Printed for J. Johnson, London, 1788. [8], xx, 458pp, [2]. With preliminary note by the translator, and terminal note by the author. Contemporary polished calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed and marked, chipping to head and foot of spine, cracking to joints. Some marking to bottom edge. Small marginal hole to Ee5, bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP and early ink inscription of 'Dr. White, York' to head of title. The first English edition, translated by English philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-97), of a significant justification of the centrality of religion and morality to the actions of the individual, the community and the state as a whole by Jacques Necker (1732-1804) Swiss-born French Protestant politician and finance minister to Louis XVI until the French Revolution. The first of her four published translations into English and appearing only a year after her Thoughts on the education of daughters (London, 1787) was issued, also by Joseph Johnson, Wollstonecraft completed this work apparently on her own initiative after reading the French original (also London, 1788). Critical rather than passive in execution, a translator's advertisement notes that 'In rendering this Work into English, some liberties have been taken by the Translator, which seemed necessary to Preserve the Spirit of the Original'; a contemporary review in Johnson's Analytical Review, considered to be by Wollstonecraft herself, is similarly free with criticism of Necker's original. ESTC T91459. Windle B1a. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Antiquates Ltd - ABA, ILAB [Wareham, Dorset, United Kingdom]
2018-11-23 08:52:40
[Jouve, P. Joseph]
Moscow: Typograficheskaya Company, 1788. Moscow: Typograficheskaya Company,, 1788. First and only Russian edition. 8vo, pp.1-96, (73)-168, (193)-603. Text in Russian. Bound in period Russian mottled full calf, neatly rebacked. Spine with raised bands and dark red gilt lettered label. 18th century owner's inscription on verso of the first free endpaper: "Iz knig Fedora skago." Chinese chop on title page. A very good copy. A history of the Manchurian conquest of the Ming Empire in the 17th century and the rise of the Qing Dynasty, translated from the original French edition published in Lyon in 1754. The author behind the pseudonym "Vozhe de Brunem," was Joseph Jouve, 1701-1758, a Jesuit scholar from Lyon. In the Preface he states that this book is an extract from the "History of China" compiled by the Jesuit missionary Moyriac de Mailla, 1669-1748, who lived in China for 45 years, learned the Manchu language and was close to the Kangxi Emperor. Mailla's multi-volume work based primarily on Chinese sources was published in 1777. Jouve systematised and commented on Mailla's text, and also gave a short biography of Mailla in his Preface. This Russian edition was issued at a period of high interest in China and everything Chinese in Russian high society. During the reign of Catherine the Great when the Russian nobility actively collected Chinese art, porcelain and jewellery, Chinese literature and philosophy was translated and published in magazines and books. Our "Istoria" was issued by the famous Russian publisher and bookseller Nikolai Novikov, 1744-1818, whose editions wer … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia) [United Kingdom]
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2018-11-22 08:54:26
ANDREW KIPPIS
DUBLIN, IRELAND: Hi and WELCOME to ACADEMIC BOOKS . I AM NEW TO EBAY , BUT HAVE BEEN IN BUSINESS SELLING RARE AND SCARCE ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS FOR THE PAST 40 YEARS SUPPLYING COLLECTORS , RESEARCHERS AND UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES AROUND THE WORLD. OVER THE NEXT COUPLE MONTHS I AM GOING TO BE LISTING HUNDREDS OF BOOKS ABOUT AMERICANA, CANADIANA, NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN , HISTORY , TRAVEL EXPLORATION , POLAR ARCTIC & ANTARCTICA , AUSTRALIA , BRITISH EMPIRE , ART PLUS Many More Topics. PLEASE CHECK BACK REGULARLY TO SEE THE LATEST BOOKS. Please Note: We can Combine Auctions / Purchases so you will Save Money on Shipping LIFE of CAPTAIN JAMES COOK By Andrew KIPPIS, D.D. F.R.S. And S.A. 1st Irish Edition.1788; Dublin, Ireland: Printed for Messrs H. Chamberlain, W. Colles, R. Cross, W. Gilbert, W. Wilson, L. White, P. Byrne, P Wogan, T. Stewart, J. Moore, and B. Dornin. Full leather, red title on spine which is slightly worn at of bottom, signature, dated 1858 inside front cover; also on title page; half-title, in very good condition, (no foxing), with pages xvi, 527 Frontispiece - Portrait of Captain James Cook CONTENTS Chapter 1. The History of Captain Cook's Life previously to his first Voyage round the World 2. Continuation of the History of Captain Cook's Life, to the End of his first Voyage round the World 3. The History of Captain Cook's Life, from the End of the first, to the Commencement of his second Voyage round the World 4. The History of Captain Cook's life during his second Voyage round the World 5. The History of Captain Cook's Life, from the Commencement of his second Voyag … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: ACADEMIC BREN BOOKS [North Vancouver, British Columbia, CA]
2018-11-22 03:30:25
John Fauchereaud Grimke & Thomas Pinckney
Philadelphia: : Printed by R. Aitken & Son, at Pope's Head in Market-Street., M.DCC.LXXXVIII. [1788]. FIRST EDITION. viii, 256 pp. Pages interleaved. Volume 1 only. Original leather binding with beautiful gilt title on leather label. Last few pages of text and endpaper loosening. Leather scraped, light foxing and toning. Owner name in period ink on ffep and what appears to be a different name (also in period ink) on the upper right corner of the title page (see pics). Error in paging: p. 210-216 misnumbered 110-116. While one source lists that issued as a 3-volume set, the pagination on this volume does not line up with that set ( that set lists as Vol. 1: viii, 168 p.; v. 2: [2], 169-344 p.; v. 3: [2], 345-510, [2] p.). Could have been that this one was bound as a 2-volume set instead? Evans 21472. Sabin 88013. Turnbull, I:263. While a 1799 edition is currently available on the market for over $13K, I can find no auction records for the 1788 edition, nor any record of a copy ever offered for sale at a major auction. Worldcat locates only four copies of which only one is interleaved as is this copy and that in three rather than four volumes. An interleaved copy, with two blank leaves inserted between each printed leaf; in addition, each volume has a separate printed title page designating Volume I, etc. Incredibly SCARCE title, again never seen at a major auction. An important item of South Carolina history! Not Ex-Lib. I've done my best to describe the book, but if you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to send me an e-mail.
Bookseller: crottsy [Clemmons, North Carolina, US]
2018-11-18 00:29:15
Sir Torbern Bergman; Edmund Cullen
London: J. Murray and William Creech, 1788. Translated from the original Latin of Sir Torbern Bergman by Edmund Cullen. Torbern Olaf Bergman (1735 - 1784) was a Swedish chemist and mineralogist noted for his 1775 Dissertation on Elective Attractions, containing the largest chemical affinity tables ever published. Bergman was the first chemist to use the A, B, C, etc., system of notation for chemical species. With five fold-out plates and tables to volume one, including a Synoptical Table, and two fold-out plates to volume two. Collated and Complete. Scarce. CONDITION Re-bound in quarter-calf bindings. Externally very smart with some shelfwear only. Internally firmly bound with generally bright and clean pages throughout - minor browning due to age, with some tidemarks to the rear of volume 2. Ink signature to title page of volume 1. Overall Condition: Very Good.
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-17 18:13:56
PALLAS (Pierre-Simon).
Lagrange pour le t. 1, Maradan pour les suivants, 1788-1793. 5 volumes in-4° et un volume in-folio, XXXII-773 pp. ; 550 pp. ; 491 pp. ; 722 pp. ; 559 pp. Édition originale française, traduite de l'allemand par Gauthier de La Peyronie, du journal des voyages scientifiques du naturaliste allemand Pallas (1741-1811), entrepris à la demande de Catherine II de Russie, de 1768 à 1774. Ceux-ci couvrent essentiellement la Sibérie. La Crimée, les pays du Caucase, de la Caspienne et l'Asie centrale sont également décrits dans le récit de cette célèbre expédition, riche en informations de toutes sortes : histoire naturelle, moeurs, monuments. Le tome 5 comprend en fin de volume "Additions et éclaircissements pour les voyages de M. Pallas, tirés des journaux de MM. Gmélin neveu, Lépechin et Georgi, ses compagnons." Avec un superbe atlas complet des 122 planches numérotées, gravées par N. Thomas, dont de nombreuses dépliantes et quelques-unes réunies sur la même feuille : une grande carte de l'empire de Russie, 10 cartes géographiques, 77 planches de botaniques, 12 planches représentant des fourneaux, moulins, monuments, etc., 11 d'idoles et de costumes, 11 d'animaux, d'histoire naturelle, d'hiéroglyphes, etc. (Chadenat, n°4792).Rénovation des plats et restauration des coiffes (tomes 1, 5 et atlas). Mouillures marginales dans l'atlas. Sinon bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE BLOMET [PARIS, France]
2018-11-17 18:12:15
PALLAS (P. S.)
Lagrange & Maradan, Paris, 1788. 5 volumes in 4 de texte et 1 volume in folio d'atlas uniformément reliés en plein maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs ornés, triple filet doré en encadrement des plats, double filet doré sur les coupes, large dentelle intérieure également dorée, toutes tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque). [2] XXXII -773 (3) pp., [2] 550 (1) pp., [2] 491 (1) pp., [2] 722 (2) pp., [2] 559 (1) pp. [2] et 125 planches.   L'une des plus grandes expéditions commanditées par Catherine II ici en édition originale de la traduction française et donnée par M. Gauthier de la Peyronie. Elle est illustrée de 124 planches (dont 1 bis) sur 107 feuillets et d'une grande carte dépliante de l'empire de Russie. Les planches de botanique, ornithologie, zoologie, costumes, etc. ont été gravées sur cuivre par N. Thomas.    Le naturaliste allemand, Peter Simon Pallas (1741-1811) avait été invité par l'Académie de Saint-Pétersbourg en 1766. La moisson scientifique de son périple, qui dura six ans, fut considérable. Il devait observer en Sibérie le passage de la planète Vénus sur le soleil, explora les bords de la Caspienne, l'Altaï, la région du lac Baïkal jusqu'à la frontière chinoise, le Caucase et une partie de la Russie méridionale. Brunet IV -325, Nissen -3076, Cohen -781   Très bel exemplaire, des plus rares en maroquin d'époque.   ENGLISH TRANSLATION : 5 volumes 4to of text and 1 folio-size atlas, all bound identically in full red morocco, richly gilt spine, triple gilt fillet outer border, double gilt fillet on board thickness, large gilt inner roll , all edges gilt ( contemporary … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Metzger [Paris, France]
2018-11-17 08:28:43
SCOTTI, Marcello Eusebio (1742-1800)
Stamperia Simoniana, 1788. In 8vo (mm 182x110); pp. XLIV, 281, (3). Segnatura: a-b8 c6 A-R8 S6 (le c. b4v, S5v e S6 bianche). Legatura in piena pergamena coeva, con doppio tassello al dorso recante titolo, autore e numero del tomo in oro. Lievi mancanze e spellature al dorso e ai piatti, angoli un po' danneggiati, aloni e fioriture nel testo dovute alla qualità della carta, ma nel complesso ottima copia genuina. PRIMA EDIZIONE DI GRANDE RARITà. L'autore nato a Napoli nel 1742, da una famiglia originaria dell'isola di Procida, ricevette la prima educazione presso il Collegio dei Cinesi. L'abilità mostrata nello studio convinse ben presto i suoi insegnanti, nonostante la giovane età, a giudicarlo degno di diventare loro collega. Scelse lo stato religioso per potersi più facilmente dedicare ai propri studi e con il passare degli anni crebbe la sua straordinaria abilità sia come studioso che come oratore. Nel 1779 fu chiamato all'Accademia delle scienze e delle lettere di Napoli e successivamente a predicare ad Ischia e ad Aversa. Con la fama, tuttavia, giunsero anche i primi problemi, legati all'accusa mossagli di "spargere nel popolo massime pericolose per la fede". Non potendo più predicare dal pulpito, Scotti ideò un'opera destinata all'istruzione dei marinai: il Catechismo nautico. L'opera era suddivisa in tre parti: nella prima erano presentati i doveri generali, nella seconda i doveri dei marinai e dei capitani di nave, mentre nella terza erano esposti i doveri di coloro che fanno parte dell'armata navale. Nella prima parte, l'unica ad essere stata stampata, l'autore pre … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libreria Govi Alberto [Italy]
2018-11-16 06:22:43
Molina, Giovanni Ignazio (1740-1829). Arquellada Mendoza, D. J. de
En Madrid : Por Don Antonio de Sancha, 1788. Worn copy bound in full aniline calf with a gilt-blocked label to the spine. Some wear and tear to the spine and panel edges as with age. Provenance; from the library of Victoria Aguirre with the owner's bookplate. Physical description; 2 v : front. (port.) 3 fold. maps, fold. plan, 3 fold. tab ; 21 cm. Notes; Subjects; Natural history — Chile. Mapuche Indians. Mapuche language. Mapuche Indians. Natural History. Mapuche Indians. Mapuche language. Natural history. Chile — History — To 1810. Chile — Bibliography. Chile — Late 18th century — Description. Genres; Bibliography. Illustrated. 1 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: MW Books Ltd. [Galway, Ireland]
2018-11-16 06:22:43
Molina, Giovanni Ignazio (1740-1829). Arquellada Mendoza, D. J. de
En Madrid : Por Don Antonio de Sancha, 1788. Worn copy bound in full aniline calf with a gilt-blocked label to the spine. Some wear and tear to the spine and panel edges as with age. Provenance; from the library of Victoria Aguirre with the owner's bookplate. Physical description; 2 v : front. (port.) 3 fold. maps, fold. plan, 3 fold. tab ; 21 cm. Notes; Subjects; Natural history — Chile. Mapuche Indians. Mapuche language. Mapuche Indians. Natural History. Mapuche Indians. Mapuche language. Natural history. Chile — History — To 1810. Chile — Bibliography. Chile — Late 18th century — Description. Genres; Bibliography. Illustrated. 1 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: MW Books Ltd [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2018-11-15 07:32:49
Grosier, Jean-Baptiste-Gabriel-Alexandre
London: G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1788. First edition in English. Two volumes, 8vo (21 x 13.5 cm), pp.vii, [1, blank], xvi, 582, folding map coloured in outline; viii, 524, 15 engraved plates, 1 folding. Bound in 19th-century diced calf by Martin of Calcutta. All edges marbled. Hinge of first volume cracked but holding. Second volume's spine with crack along lower joint and damage at top; some marks to calf. Title of first volume reinforced, one early paper repair to map. A handsome set. The first English edition of Grosier's account of China, done from the first illustrated French edition of 1787. Jean-Baptiste-Gabriel-Alexandre Grosier (1743-1823) first published his account in 1785. Grosier aimed to produce an impartial account of China and Chinese history for a European audience, and rebut other European accounts more interested in the salacious and exotic than facts. The author compiled a history of the country up to 1780, selecting judiciously from missionary accounts and earlier European histories. His text also provides much on the country's natural history, with substantial notes on ginseng and water lilies. There are long sections on law, government, religion, and medicine. Cordier BS 62; Löwendahl 652; Morrison I, p.318; Lust 31
Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia) [United Kingdom]
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2018-11-15 06:51:43
BENTHAM, Jeremy.
Dublin: Printed for Messrs D. Williams, Colles, White, Byrne, Lewis, Jones, and Moore, 1788. Octavo (162 x 100 mm). Contemporary calf, rebacked to style, brown morocco label. Ownership inscription of the economic historian R. H. Tawney. Bookplate of Earl of Portarlington to front pastedown. Boards with some surface abrasion, scuffed and worn; internally fine. First Irish edition, originally published in London in 1787, published in Dublin in the year when a debate on the reduction of the rate of interest (from 6 to 5 percent) was being held in the Irish parliament. The Defence of Usury was written during Bentham's stay in Russia, and takes the form of letters to a friend from "Crichoff, in White Russia". The work expounds the characteristic Benthamite economic principle that no adult of sound mind acting freely and aware of the circumstances, should be hindered from making any bargain that he sees fit to make; it is thus "an attempt to out-Smith Smith" in hostility to state intervention in economic life (Ross Harrison in The New Palgrave I, 228). "The Monthly Review, spoke of the book as 'a gem of the finest water' while Adam Smith pronounced it to be the work of a superior man, adding that he thought the author was in the right. 'He has given me some hard knocks', Dr. Smith is reported to have said; 'but in so handsome a manner that I cannot complain'" (Atkinson, Jeremy Bentham, p. 82). Chuo D4.2; Everett, p. 541; Goldsmiths' 13615; Muirhead, p. 12. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB. [London, United Kingdom]
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