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2009-03-10 00:20:00
Pallas, P. S.
Paris: Lagrange, 1788 - 1793. Undetermined. very good. 1st French Edition. [4], xxxii, 773p. [3p. Errata];[4], 550p., [1p. Errata];[4], 491p., [1p. Errata];[4],722p., [2p. Errata];[iv], 559p., [1p. Errata];Atlas: [iv],pp. Volumes 1 - 5 octavo and volume 6 folio. Volume 6 contains all the plates from the other 5 volumes. Volume 6 is illustrated with a very large folding map of 1787 Russia and 3 additional folding maps and 122 plates from engravings (including frontis from volume 1). Rebacked in new half brown calf with original marbled boards. Two gilt lettered maroon labels on back of spine of each volume and 5 raised bands on spine of each volume. Armorial bookplate of William Henry Fitten, M.D. On front pastedown of each volume. Some minor soiling, mainly on the edges otherwise a very attractive set. Scarce. very good M.P.S. Pallas (1741-1811) was a German doctor who lived most of his life in Russia and was commissioned by Catherine II to conduct scientific expeditions though Central Asia and Russia. He recorded the geology, fauna and flora of the regions as well as describing the sights, animals, costumes and architecture of the various inhabitants. First French edition after the first German published in St. Petersburg. William Henry Fitten was a British geologist/doctor who published a number of early 19th century works on geology/paleonotology. He was awarded the Wollaston medal in 1852. 1788
Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC [Calgary, AB, Canada]
2009-03-10 00:13:41
Campe Joachim Heinrich
Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA) [Torino, ><, Italy]
2009-03-06 02:15:21
BARTOLOZZI, Francesco (1727-1815, engraver) - after J. CHAPMAN and LUTHERBURGH
London: published & sold by Mr. Chapman, 1788. Copper engravings by Bartolozzi after Chapman & Lutherburgh. Expert restoration to margins. Sheet sizes: 18 3/4 x 23 inches and 19 x 23 3/8 inches. A famous pair of engravings of the second Royal Exchange by Bartolozzi, one of the greatest engravers of his age. The first image is of the exterior on Cornhill, the second of the interior. There have been three Royal Exchanges, each of which in their heyday were at the heart of what the City of London does best: commerce. The first, based on the Antwerp Bourse was built at the expense of Sir Thomas Gresham in 1565 (the Grasshopper on the top of the present Exchange recalls Gresham's family crest). The site was provided by the Corporation of the City of London and the Mercer's Company. Roughly triangular, it is formed by the converging streets of Cornhill and Threadneedle Street. The present image is of the second exchange. Built on the same site after the Great Fire of London, designed by Edward Jerman and opened in 1669. This too was destroyed by fire on 10 th January 1838. The present exchange, still at the heart of the City of London, built to a design by Sir William Tite was opened in 1845. Heywood's lines about the first Exchange are equally apt for the second: "Not in my life; yet I have been in Venice, In the Rialto there, called Saint Mark's; 'Tis but a bauble, if compared to this. The nearest, that which most resembles this, Is the great Burse in Antwerp, yet no comparable Either in height or wildeness, the fair cellarage, Or goodly shops above. Oh my Lord Mayor, … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA) [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2009-03-05 08:15:07
Edinburgh: Printed and Sold by John and James Ainslies, Booksellers, [1788] - 8vo, attractively bound in later tan paper spine and sprinkled paper boards, with a manuscript title on the spine, untrimmed. ? A defense by the young actor James Fennell (1766-1816) of his conduct on stage at Edinburgh's Theatre Royal, where he was interrupted with hissing and shouting by the theater patrons who favored another actor who had been passed over for the role of Jaffier in Otway's Venice Preserv'd. Fennell ceased his performance of Jaffier to answer his detractors directly from the stage and in the process made a vague reference to a "scene of villainy." This exacerbated the situation and in an attempt to calm the crowd the other actor and the manager appeared on stage to explain matters, to no avail. The following day Fennell received threatening and insulting letters, including one saying he was only spared further hissing out of consideration for the play's leading lady, Sarah Siddons. The theater's manager was also threatened with a petition signed by 182 Edinburgh advocates and writers, demanding that James Fennell be dismissed unless both publicly apologized. The uproar was great enough to reach London, where Fennell had returned later in 1788 and where a third edition of this pamphlet appeared soon after. See the DNB online. Some staining and browning throughout, mainly in the upper margins; very good, untrimmed copy. Lowe, Arnott and Robinson, English Theatrical Literature, 1949 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Brick Row Book Shop, ABAA
2009-03-04 22:13:25
John Bell, London, 1788. 20 volumes. Profusely illustrated with copper-plate engravings. 16mo, beautiful contemporary tree calf binding with elaborate gilt-decorated spines; red and black labels, outer dentelles (leather is a bit rubbed overall; outer hinges on some vols. are cracked but sound; 2 vols. have darkened areas on spines). London: John Bell, 1788. Bell's Shakespeare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2009-03-04 03:10:55
Jefferson, Thomas
Prichard and Hall, Philadelphia. [4],244pp. plus folding table. Contemporary calf boards, rebacked in modern calf, spine gilt. Early bookplates on front pastedown. Closed tear in leaf T, repaired with tape. Lower left corner of folding table torn away, but with no loss of text (repaired with laid paper); closed split along one fold. Foxing and age- toning. A sound copy. The first American edition. This is 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 consented to a regularly published French edition; the first English edition appeared in London in 1787, and this first American edition in 1788. Written in the form of answers to questions about Virginia, it supplied a description of the geography, and develops an abundance of supporting material and unusual information. As J.M. Edelstein notes: "Jefferson wrote about things which interested him deeply and about which he knew a great deal; the NOTES, therefore, throws a fascinating light on his tastes, curiosities, and political and social opinions." Appendixes to the present edition, totaling thirty pages, were furnished by Charles Thomson (1729-1824), the first secretary to Congress. Born in Ireland, Thomson arrived in Delaware at the age of ten, one of six orphaned children. He was educated in Chester County, Pa., and in 1750, through the influence of Benjamin Franklin, received an appointment … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]
2009-03-02 22:15:02
Madrid, En la Imprenta Real, 1788. 2 volumes in 1. 8°, contemporary Spanish tree calf, smooth spine gilt with red and black morocco lettering pieces, text-block edges rouged (some worming at foot of spine and joints, light wear). Small typographical vignette on title-pages. Occasional slight marginal spotting. In fine condition. 24, 200 pp.; (1 l.), 219 pp. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION, with lengthy excerpts describing extravagant dress and spending and substantial quotes from the laws that attempted to control them from Roman times to the eighteenth century. "Though not devoid of economic errors worthy of censure, it deserves praise in that it shows the futility and ineffectiveness of the laws condemning lavishness," comments Colmeiro. Sempere y Guarinos approached the problem of lavish spending as a mercantilist, condemning the extravagance of luxury as a vice, but finding it inevitable in a society that encouraged inequality and admired a man more for his ostentation than for his virtue and moderation. Such consumption was a necessity because it kept industry, and the state, thriving. Herr considers Sempere one of the outstanding members of the Amigos del País of Madrid, an early economic society (The Eighteenth-Century Revolution in Spain, p. 163).Sempere y Guarinos (1754-1830), a native of Elda in Alicante, a historian of law, literature and institutions, is known for his prologue and translation of Muratori's Riflessioni sopra il buon gusto intorno le scienze e le arti, 1782, which helped disseminate Muratori's neoclassical ideas in Spain. The prologue was later expande … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2009-03-02 10:11:54
2009-03-01 20:54:56
(1788-1877, of the Royal Artillery), commenting on two papers on the instructing of officers at Aldershot, which Wylde had forwarded from the author for Prince Albert, heartily concurring with the second in recommending more attention to marching, small arms practice and as much "spade & pick ... as that given to the Sappers & Miners", which benefits soldiers both in the army and after discharge, recalling the views of his brother (Henry, 3rd Earl) when Secretary at War under Melbourne, and his own experience, that marching, halting for inspection, and taking up "a position" as if attacked from in front or behind, was very valuable, however taking issue with the writer's views in the first paper, that officers should receive instruction before entering the Army, commenting "in any system of education, whether for the bar or the church, a man's real education begins after he is 17", and "must be continued after he joins his Regt. - He should be considered strictly in statu pupillari till he is 3 or 4 & twenty ... no previous study ... will do much if ... not ... followed up", adding "the Sandhurst Officers generally prove failures", they join their regiment "bristling with self conceit", adding in a P.S. that "those who go, voluntarily to the Senior Department of Sandhurst ... almost invariably become useful officers & ... distinguish themselves if they have the opportunity. The Prince had not time to read the Papers himself - but I told him the purport of them", 6 sides 4to, Buckingham Palace, 11th March Charles Grey was the second surviving son of the 2nd Earl Grey of H … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2009-02-24 06:15:58
Ward, William [1766 - 1826], After George Morland [Moreland]
London: [W. Dickinson], 1788. First Edition . No Binding. Fine. 15 1/4" x 11 1/4. Image size 11 1/4" x 7 5/8", wide margins. Beneath the image, there are the credits to Morland [as G. Moreland] and Ward, "Constancy: Firm as the Rock on Which I Lean, My Mind is Fixed and Cannot rove, Tho Foaming Billows roll between, I'll never forget the Youth I Love; " with no printers information or date printed below. One of a series of engravings done by Ward from originals by Morland. A very good impression, strong lettering, with charming coloration.
Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA [Pasadena, CA, U.S.A.]
2009-02-22 05:13:38
CALLISEN, Heinrich
Chr. Gottlob Proft., Hafniae, 1788. Each volume with engraved vignette titles. Contemporary calf, elaborate gilt spine; an extremely fine set. First edition of this celebrated work of surgery, considered by Hirsch as the outstanding medical textbook in Europe and the most comprehensive book on operative surgery of its time. This work is encyclopedic in scope and covers virtually every subject and procedure known, including cancers of the breast and testicles, the use of electricity in surgery, the origins and treatments of pain, and of special interest, a section on the nature of epilepsy. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: B & L Rootenberg Rare Books, ABAA [Sherman Oaks, CA, U.S.A.]
2009-02-20 04:18:38
FORKEL (Johann Niklaus)
Leipsig im Schwickertschen Verlage 1801, 1788. FIRST EDITION. 2 volumes. 4to, pp. xxxvi, 504; xviii, 776, 5 folding engraved plates at end of volume 1, 5 folding engraved plates at end of volume 2, 19th century blue polished boards, hand-written paper labels on spines; front joints cracked, volume 1 tender, corners a little worn, ex-library. Forkel (1749 - 1818), the biographer of Bach, is often regarded as the founder of modern musicology. New Grove says of this work that it was "the first German attempt to cover its subject on the scale achieved by the English historians Burney and Hawkins. Although the work was incomplete (its coverage did not extend beyond the 16th century), it bears the mark of disciplined scholarship and reveals the effort of its author to formulate and adhere to a philosophy of music history. [Forkel] was profoundly influenced by the school of 'universal historians' that developed in Göttingen during the latter half of he 18th century." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB [LONDON, United Kingdom]
2009-02-18 20:13:40
de Cardonnel, Adam [Adam Mansfeldt de Cardonnel Lawson
London: Printed for the author, and sold by Edwards, in Pall Mall, 1788. 210mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). iv, 30pp, 12pp + plates. Illustrated with 50 wonderful original tissue guarded etchings of castles and abbeys. This copy was given by the author to his Grand-daughter Lucy A. de Cardonnel Elmsall. The author's introduction covers the history and location of Religious Orders in the region, as well as interesting notes to accompanying each plate. G: in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover rubbed with wear to spine. Some corner stains. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd [Alnwick, NORTH, United Kingdom]
2009-02-13 05:16:34
SAUSSURE, Horace-Benedict de
Bookseller: B & L Rootenberg Rare Books, ABAA [Sherman Oaks, CA, U.S.A.]
2009-02-08 20:20:37
Holbach ?????]
Londres: Sn, 1788. Livre. Bon. Couverture souple. In-8. Londres [Paris ?], sn, 1788. 23 x 14 cm, in-8, 206 pp., broché, couverture muette d'attente, tel que paru. L'une des deux éditions de ce texte anticlérical extrêmement rare, l'autre étant parue à la date de 1787, à "Rome", sous le titre "Le Pot au noir, et le pot au blanc, ou la vérité dévoilée, la fourberie démasquée et la religion papiste renversée" (même format, même collation). Il s'agit d'une suite de brefs chapitres la plupart fort anticléricaux, d'apostrophes souvent ironiques aux "Welches" rappelant à la fois Voltaire et la "Théologie portative". Volontiers déiste l'ouvrage insiste cependant à la fin sur le caractère empoisonné de la religion et les "Chymistes de la religion. Cioranescu (34067), attribue à Holbach ce texte, inconnu à Barbier, Quérard, Brunet, Graesse et Caillet, mais Jeroom Vercruysse (Bibliographie descriptive des écrits du baron d'Holbach, Paris, Minard, 1971, p. 42) conteste fermement cette attribution : "L'examen de l'exemplaire de la BN et de ses provenances ne permet en rien d'attribuer ce pamphlet anticlérical au baron. Certes des formules font songer au groupe (...). Mais le baron aurait-il publiquement condamné "les petits contes du petit Marmontel" (p. 50) et "les platitudes à la Turgot" (p. 50) ?" L'édition de 1787 est à Conlon (87:891) mais celle de 1788 n'est pas au t. XXIII. Choc en tête, petites déchirures à la couverture, quelques rousseurs sans gravité, bon exemplaire..
Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni) [Paris, PARIS, France]
2009-02-08 02:13:46
NECKER (Jacques).
Lyon, Chez Bernuset & Compagnie rue Merciere, 1788. In-8 (131 X 205) demi-veau fauve à petits coins de vélin ivoire, dos lisse orné de filets dorés en place des nerfs, fleuron doré dans les compartiments, pièce de titre ocre, tranches mouchetées (reliure de l'époque) ; VIII-455 pages, (1) f. d'errata. ÉDITION LYONNAISE parue la même année que l'édition originale éditée à Paris, Hôtel de Thou, au format in-quarto. Cet ouvrage est un compte-rendu financier. Il s'agit d'une violente critique de l'administration financière de Calonne, à propos d'un mémoire de ce dernier publié en 1787, et dirigé contre Necker. À proprement parler, ce traité constitue une riposte violente de Necker contre Calonne et ses justifications. BEL EXEMPLAIRE en reliure d'époque, frais. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]
2009-02-08 01:55:58
[Typography]. Braun, Placidus Ignatius. 1756 - 1829]
Avgvstae Vindelicorvm [Augsberg Germany]:: Sumnptibus Fratrum Veith, Bibliofolarvm.. 1788.. 4to: )( )()(4 A - 2C4. 1st edition (Bigmore & Wyman I, p. 79). xvi, 207, [1] pp. Errata last page (which a prior owner has implemented via pen & Ink). Untrimmed.. Period drab boards with printed title to spine.. Expected wear & staining to binding. PO bookplate over removal. evidence of a prior bookplate. Some light foxing & faint. discoloration to lower right quadrant of textblock. Withal, a Very. Good copy.. This Part I of an eventual 2-part work, the second part being published the year following [1789]. No copies at auction these last 30+ years. . Head- & tailpieces. Illustrated at rear with 8 folding copperplate engraved tables of alphabets used by the early printers.
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA
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2009-02-02 23:11:52
A Londres 1788 - RO40120794: Cahier de 84 pages. Saut de la page 9 à la page 17 (défaut d'impression). Bandeau illustré en tête du 1er chapitre. 'Jécris d'après les faits et d'après ma conviction'. Législation civile, criminelle et militaire. Sciences, arts et monuments. Commerce. Guerre. Marine. Qualités morales de ces deux monarques. In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos abîmé. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 94.3-Livres anciens XVIII ème [Attributes: Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Le-Livre
2009-01-26 20:10:29
De Giorgi Bertola Aurelio
Presso Bolzani, Pavia, 1788. 2 parti con autonoma paginazione in un vol. in-16° (165x105mm), pp. (6), CLXXIV, 6, 142, cartonatura decorata coeva con titolo manoscritto al dorso. In barbe, con qualche fioritura consueta. Ex-libris coevo Pietro e Giambattista Capelli. Bell'esemplare. Prima edizione di questo trattato del De Giorgi Bertola (Rimini, 1753-ivi, 1798), uno dei più noti letterati del nostro Settecento, sulla favola ed i principii che devono informare tale genere letterario, stampato a Pavia nel periodo in cui l'autore era Principe della locale Accademia degli Affidati; la seconda parte contiene favole in versi ed epigrammi dello stesso autore. Cfr. Gamba, 2542: Scrittura magistrale. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA) [Torino, ><, Italy]
2009-01-04 06:14:10
Richter, August Gottlieb.
Linz Trattern 1788 - Neue verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage. 18 x 10,5 cm. 755 S. u. berieben. Mit 7 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. A.G.Richter, zu Göttingen, berühmter Chirurg, 13.April 1742 zu Zorbig in Sachsen, studierte von 1760 an in Göttingen, wurde daselbst 1764 mit der Diss.: "De prisca Roma in medicos suos haud iniqua" Doctor, machte 1764-66 eine wissenschaftliche reise hauptsächlich nach Strassburg,Paris,London.Oxford,Leyden,Amsterdam,Groningen, wurde 1766 zu Göttingen Prof.e.o.der Medizin, 1771 Prof.ord, 1780 Leibmedicus, 1782 Hofrath, machte 1786 eine halbjährige Reise nach der Schweiz und Frankreich und nachdem er in seinem Lehramte 46 Jahre tätig gewesen war, starb er 1812. Seine Vorlesungen waren sehr umfassend, indem er sowohl die spec.Therapie, wie die Chirurgie und Augenheilkunde vortrug und in Hospital die klin.Übungen leitete, ausserdem aber auch noch abwechselnd über Knochenkrankheiten, Diätetik,allgemeine Therapie und Semiotik las. Verfasste mehrere wichtige Schriften.(Biogr.Lexicon Hervorragender Ärzte,Bd.V,S.17). Das Buch tadellos erhalten und nahezu Fleckenfrei.
Bookseller: P. u. P. Hassold OHG
2008-12-30 22:44:03
WARD, William (1766-1826)
London: Published by Molteno Colnaghi & Co. No. 132 Pall Mall, 1788. Colour-printed stipple. Printed on laid paper. In fair condition with the exception of being trimmed on the platemark on the upper and bottom margins. Three puncture marks on the upper edge of sheet. Upper left corner missing. A few tiny tears in the side margins. A sweet portrait of Thomas Tickell's heroine "Lucy of Leinster," engraved by the celebrated engraver William Ward. William Ward is remembered as one of the most accomplished engravers of his day. He produced some of the most beautiful prints of the period, and his delicate engravings epitomize the style and sentiment of the age. Ward was primarily a mezzotint engraver but he also worked in stipple, executing hauntingly delicate prints that capture the soul and character of their subjects. He studied under John Raphael Smith and quickly became one of his most distinguished pupils, incorporating his master's delicate technique into his own distinctive style. Along with his brother James, William was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy and soon earned the privilege of becoming mezzotint engraver to the prince regent. This image recalls the style of Ward's master John Raphael Smith, who made a name for himself with his subtly suggestive portraits of women. Ward's pretty portrait depicts the tragic heroine "Lucy of Leinster" from Thomas Tickell's ballad "Lucy and Colin." In Tickell's sad song, Colin abandoned Lucy for a richer bride. Lucy died on her lover's wedding day and, pursuant to her request, was brought to the church. Upon seeing his true … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books
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2008-12-27 22:11:07
Testa, Antonio Giuseppe -
Ferrara 7.4.1788. 1 Seite 4. Schwach sporfleckig. Antonio Giuseppe Testa (1756-1814), italienischer Chirurg und Kardiologe. - An eine Exzellenz, der er den Musiker "Sig[no]r Zandonati, celebre Professore di Violoncello" empfiehlt. "... Io intesi il detto Professore, sono gia 4 anni, in Parigi, dove riscosse un applauso universale nel Concerto spirituale. Ora un mio carissimo amico di Venezia molto intendente di musica, mi raccomanda il detto sig[no]r Zandonati nella corsa, che egli si è proposto di fare per l'Italia. Ho creduto acquistare al medesimo un luminosissimo mezzo di farsi conoscere, presentandolo, siccome fò, a Vostra Eccellenza, a cui particolarmente lo raccomando ..."
Bookseller: Antiq. F.-D. Söhn - Medicusbooks.Com [Marburg, Germany]
2008-12-06 15:56:17
STUBBS, George
London: Published by George Stubbs, 1788. Etching with roulette and rocker work. State ii/ii, with the title in closed black letters and the engraved inscription: 'The ravens on yon left-hand Oak/ (Curse on his ill-betiding croak) *** Bodes me no good. No more she said,/ When poor blind Ball with stumbling tread/ Fell prone./ The Farmer's Wife and the Raven./ 1st May 1788. Publish'd by G. Stubbs, No.24 Somerset Str. Portman Sq. London.' In good condition with the excepton of being expertly rebacked with facsimilie work in the upper left corner. 20 3/4 x 27 7/8 inches. A sublime example of Stubbs' masterpiece 'The Farmers Wife and the Raven', which exhibits with dramatic effect the artistic genius of this celebrated painter. George Stubbs is considered one of the greatest English painters. His ingenious animal and sporting pictures remain unrivalled in their passionate depiction of emotion and their commitment to naturalistic observation. Stubbs' was briefly apprenticed to the painter Hamlet Winstanley, a relationship that quickly ended, leaving the young artist to his own tuition. In contrast to contemporary academic theory, Stubbs' attached great importance to the belief that art should imitate nature, not the work of other artists. He spent years carefully studying human and equine anatomy so that he could truthfully represent natural form and movement. A result of this study was his famous 'Anatomy of the Horse', which details, with beautiful engraving, the various elements of a horse's anatomy, from skeletal form to muscul … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books
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2008-12-02 19:53:29
Defoe, Daniel [Daniel Defoe (c. 1660 - 24 April 1731) born Daniel Foe, was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer, and spy] Illustrated by J. Bewick
London John Stockdale, Opposite Burlington House, Piccadilly . Four Volumes. 1788. Contemporary full calf, gilt cross lines and titles to spine. Slim 8vo 7¼" x 4½" 170; 156; 137; 177 1, [pages]. Embellished with thirty-two cuts and one text illustration, some of which have been hand-coloured at a later date. Title pages to volumes I and II, volume IV title page is missing, cracking of lower hinge to volume IV, age darkening to page edges and some margins, corners turned-in and rubbed. Member of the P.B.F.A. DEFOE, Daniel [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA Member [Canterbury, United Kingdom]
2008-12-02 09:28:04
Paris: Nyon l'aine de fils, 1788. Paris: Nyon l'aine de fils. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Rubbed and scuffed leather. Corners bumped. Tooled gilt spine with raised bands. Marbled eps. Tightly bound. Pages cut and slightly browning. Text in French. A few inscriptions and marks to prelims. Small hole in eps. 1788. Second Edition. Brown hardback leather cover. 200mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). 448pp; 372pp, 31pp. The Art of the Distiller and Merchant of Liquors considered as medicines of ailments; with a memoire on the native Acids of the Juices, orange and lemon. .
Bookseller: Barter Books [United Kingdom]
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2008-11-25 01:31:37
Quebec: William Brown, Aug. 7, 1788.. 4pp. printed in double-column format in parallel English and French. Folio. Dbd. some dust soiling at top and bottom, else very good. Contains a proclamation by Lord Dorchester for the regulation of the civil courts of Canada, as well as general news of the town, ship arrivals, etc.
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana
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2008-11-22 17:37:49
Dubuisson, M
Paris: Nyon l'aine de fils, 1788. 200mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). 448pp; 372pp, 31pp. The Art of the Distiller and Merchant of Liquors considered as medicines of ailments; with a memoire on the native Acids of the Juices, orange and lemon. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Rubbed and scuffed leather. Corners bumped. Tooled gilt spine with raised bands. Marbled eps. Tightly bound. Pages cut and slightly browning. Text in French. A few inscriptions and marks to prelims. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd [Alnwick, NORTH, United Kingdom]
2008-11-22 14:25:24
SHARP, William after Sir Joshua REYNOLDS
London: Published by William Sharp, No. 8 Charles Street, Jan. 1, 1788. Copper engraving. In good condition with the exception of being trimmed within the platemark on all sides. Slight paper discolouration due to sunning where a matt was in place. Two small skillfully mended tears on right and left margins. Laid on to archival backing paper for support. Image size: 16 5/8 x 13 3/8 inches. 19 13/16 x 14 7/8 inches. This is a lovely impression of the most famous portrait of John Hunter, one of the three greatest surgeons in medical history. John Hunter is considered, with Ambroise Paré and Joseph Lister, as one of the three greatest surgeons of all time. After studying medicine, he spent the next twenty- five years as an anatomy and surgery instructor at St. Georges Hospital. It was here that Edward Jenner, the discoverer of vaccination, became one of his most prized students. He also served as a surgeon with the British army during the Seven Years' War. Hunter is credited with having raised English surgery from a mere "technical trade", to a skilled medical art. He rejected academic speculation and insisted on experimentation and direct observation. Hunter's most famous expression "Don't think, try", is an expression of this basic tenet. In addition to his medical achievements, Hunter was a prolific writer. He wrote important works on teeth (he coined the terms cuspids, bicuspids, molars, and incisors), sexually transmitted disease, and inflammation. O'Donoghue, Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits... in the British Museum 2
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books
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2008-11-20 20:10:59
Dease, William:
Zittau und Leipzig, J. D. Schöps, 1788. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt und mit einigen Anmerkungen begleitet von Chr. Friedr. Michaelis. XXX, (3 Bl.), 260 S., 1 gefaltete Kupfertafel. Pappband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückenschild (leicht fleckig, etwas berieben und bestoßen). Seltene erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Blake 110; Siebold: Geschichte der Geburtsheilkunde 373; Hirsch/H. II, 198 (nur engl. Original-Ausgabe 1785). - 1 Ex. in der Niedersächsischen Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek. Das Werk enthält 7 Abschnitte über schwere Geburten, Krankheiten der Wöchnerinnen und der Kinder etc. Außerdem sind Bemerkungen zu verschiedenen Krankheitsfällen und Leichenöffnungen enthalten. - William Dease (1752-1798) studierte in Dublin und Paris und war Mitgründer des "Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland". Wurde dort Professor der Chirurgie und 1789 Präsident des Colleges. - Sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar des seltenen Werkes mit einer klaren und kontrastreich abgedruckten Kupfertafel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Antiquariat im Hufelandhaus GmbH [Berlin, Germany]
2008-11-17 14:56:10
D***** Medicin (Dr. François Amédée Doppet)
Paris: Np(1788). 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. The aphrodisiac effects of flagellation explored. Attributed to Dr. François Amédée Doppet, French text. Includes booksellers catalogue entry pasted on to fep. Bound in modern pink calf (why pink!) Rare. (Gay I-276/Arcana 575/Rose 207).. Book Condition: Fine. Binding: Hardcover. Jacket: No Jacket, as Issued
Bookseller: Delectus Books [London, United Kingdom]
2008-11-16 10:23:15
D'HOURY Laurent
Bookseller: Librairie Le Cosmographe [Vernou sur Brenne, France]
2008-11-16 09:59:32
KEATE, George [1729-1797].
London: Printed For G.Nicol, 1788. 4to. pp. xxvii, [1]directions to binder, 378, [1 leaf]errata. folding engraved map, engraved frontis. portrait of Wilson, engraved plan & 14 other engraved plates (1 folding). early 19th century diced russia, rebacked (corners & edges worn, some foxing to plates). First Edition. Keate's narrative of the shipwreck of the Antelope off the hitherto unexplored Pelew Islands in 1783 includes a full and interesting description of the manners and customs of the islanders. Constructing a small ship from the wreckage, the crew managed to reach Macao, and eventually arrived safely in England. They took with them Prince Lee Boo, one of the King's sons, but he unfortunately died of smallpox. [BOUND WITH:] HOCKIN, Reverend John Pearce [1773?-1831]. A Supplement To The Account Of The Pelew Islands; Compiled From The Journals Of The Panther And Endeavour, Two Vessels Sent By The Honourable East India Company To Those Islands In The Year 1790; And From The Oral Communications Of Captain H.Wilson. 4to. pp. 3 p.l., 72. 5 engraved plates (3 bound in previous item). (some foxing to plates). London: Printed For Captain Henry Wilson, By W.Bulmer And Co.; Sold By G. And W.Nicol; And J.Asperne, 1803. Hockin's supplementary work, which was added to the fifth edition of Keate (1803) and also provided as a separate to owners of earlier editions, relates the experiences of the crews of the ships Panther and Endeavour, commanded by Captain John M'Clure, sent by the East India Company to convey the unfortunate news of the death of his son to Abba Thulle, King of the is … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: D & E LAKE LTD. (ABAC/ILAB) [Toronto, ON, Canada]
2008-11-01 16:17:06
BENEZET, Anthony.
London, J. Phillips, 1788.Original boards (sl rubbed). With woodcut title vignette. XV,131,(1) pp.First published in Philadelphia in 1771. - Contains an inquiry into the rise and progress of the West-African slave trade, 1442 to 1771, including a general account of Guinea, the Ivory-, Gold- and Slave-Coast, Benin, Kongo and Angola and chapters on the slave-trade by the Portuguese and English, and chapters on the treatment of the slaves in the North American colonies and in the West Indies. Benezet (1713-1784), a French-born Quaker and Philadelphia resident, was one of the chief early anti-slave trade agitators in the New World, his views influenced those of English abolitionists William Wilberforce and Thomas Clarkson. An important, very early, American antislavery work.Cardinall 377; Sabin 4689, Ragatz p.479; Hogg 1734; Work p.257; Afro-Americana 1084. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje Rare Books (ILAB) [Vianen, Netherlands]
2008-10-09 20:58:25
Dillon John Talbot
London: W. Richardson, 1788. two volumes, full calf, probably contemporary, hinges cracked but holding, xxix, 265, 222, (plus contents and index in each volume), folding-out genealogy chart in volume 1, text generally clean, sound and tight, though there are a few foxing marks, bookplate of Lord Farnham. Dillon was first Baronet of Lismullen, Co Meath, and was an MP in the Irish Parliament. An enthusiastic traveller on the Continent, he was honoured by the Holy Roman Emperor for his efforts on behalf of Irish Roman Catholics. Scarce.. First Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Bookseller: Glenbower Books [Dublin, Ireland]
2008-10-03 16:18:08
Schraembl, Franz Anton (after James Rennell)
Vienna: FA Schraembl , 1788. Scarce German version (southwestern sheet only; only one of the four sheets of the complete map) of James Rennell's landmark copperplate map of Hindoostan. Early hand-colored outlines, VG but for mild chipping uppre edge (trimmed to plate mark; as issued?). Exceptionally large and decorative cartouche. Rennell's "Memoir of a Map of Hindoostan" was seen between 1783 and 1793, and he was a major British geographer of his era (first nearly accurate map of India done for his "A Bengal Atlas"). He was a surveyor in the Royal Navy (he also published on oceanography) and worked with the likes of Alexander Dalrymple and Mungo Park. This is major and historically significant map. There are nice images of the Maldive and Laccadive Islands off the southwestern shores of India. The full image measures 24x28 inches (61x71cm)..
Bookseller: The Prime Meridian: Antique Maps & Books [Crozet, VA, U.S.A.]
2008-09-26 22:04:13
POWELL, John Joseph
London, 1788 pp xii + 727 + (24) , Internally very good , binding sound, cover (which looks to be contemporary) has moderate wear, some weakness between front board and spine but holding. Uncommon in this edition.. First Edition. Full-Leather. Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Bookseller: Longland Books [United Kingdom]
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2008-09-18 19:29:17
Florian Jp
In Genevra, 1788. Contemporary full treecalf. Bumped corners otherwise in fine condition. Contains errori corretti- rare. Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: eggseptional fine books [shipston on stour, United Kingdom]
2008-09-11 07:54:25
NECKER, Jacques
Londres et se trouve a Paris, 1788. 8vo, pp. (4), 542, (2). Bound with the half-title in contemporary speckled calf, red morocco spine label. A very nice copy. Einaudi 4098, Goldsmith 13751, This was translated by Mary Wollstonecraft and issued in English in London in 1788. (see Windle B1a; Todd 4. ). Necker was the father of Mdm. DeStael and a banker and economist and at one time director of the treasury of the ancien regime in France. In fact, his dismissal and flight to Brussels precipitated riots in the streets and forced his return. However, his moderate policies were outstripped by the radicals and he had to leave France before the French Revolution. This and other religious works shows his strengths as a preacher. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Second Life Books, Inc. [Lanesborough, MA, U.S.A.]
2008-09-11 07:54:25
Necker Jacques
A Londres, et se trouve à Lyon, chez Regnault, 1788. 8vo; (4), 542, (2) pp.; contemporary marbled calf, spine gilt with two contrasting gilt lettering-pieces, no rubbing or bumping, green edges, decorative endpapers, inside clean and crisp, an attractive copy. Another issue of the first edition of Necker's philosophical work. Kress B 1453, Goldsmiths 13751, Einaudi 4091 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Dieter Stecher [Egelsbach, Germany]
2008-08-20 17:28:31
Richer, M.
Paris: Saillant, Defer De Maisonneuve, 1788. Hardcover. vg. 4 volumes. 8vo. Gilt decorated mottled calf. Volume one of the 1775 edition, while volumes 2-4 are of the 1788 edition. However, the set is complete in four volumes. Some age wearing to edges. Marble endpapers. Silk ribbon markers. A tight copy in very good condition. Volumes 2,3 and 4 illustrated in gravure by MM. Moreau. Text in French. A tight set in very good condition.
Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller [US]
2008-08-14 01:36:14
Girardin, Louis Stanislas Cecile Xavier, Comte de
Paris: Paris: Mérigot père, 1788 - Beautiful copy of this classic illustrated account of the famous "English garden" - among the earliest of its kind on the Continent - designed by the Marquis Louis-René de Girardin in honor of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, whose vision of nature inspired Girardin and who would spend the last 6 weeks of his life there until his death and burial in the park at Ermenonville in 1778. Carefully conceived, designed and financed by Girardin with the aid of landscape architecte Jean-Marie Morel, the painter Huber Robert, the Abbé Delille, and Scottish gardeners, the park was inspired along the model of the "jardin anglais", where nature is not subordinated to the gardener but is rather carefully allowed the freedom to develop its own natural charm and beauty. It was the first, or at least the most important, such garden on the Continent. Rousseau, who spent the last 6 weeks of his life there, is buried on the Isle of Poplars in the park's lake; his tomb there was designed by the painter Hubert Rober. The park itself is filled with numerous details evocative of the great philosophe and his works. This account of the park - rare in such condition - was written by Louis-René's son, and is far more frequently seen in the second edition of 1811. This First edition, which appeared ten years after Rousseau's death, is rare; and, with its 25 masterful aquatint plates by Merigot, it is quite beautiful, illustrating the stunning vistas and rustic charms of the park which will forever be associated with the name of Jean-Jacques Rousseau First edition. 8vo. Illustra … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA
2008-04-14 12:40:15
[Vargas y Ponce, José de]:
Madrid: La viuda de Ibarra, hijos, y compañia, 1788.. [6],xvi,359pp. including four folding tables (lacks the four folding maps). Frontispiece portrait. [bound with:] APENDICE A LA RELACION DEL VIAGE AL MAGALLANES.... Madrid. 1793. [2],128pp. including folding table (lacks the folding map). Quarto. Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt, leather label. Bit rubbed. Frontispiece portrait neatly mounted, tear at top of one leaf repaired with no loss of text, some scattered foxing and dust soiling, else very good. Lacks the four folding maps from the RELACION... and the folding map from the APENDICE.... The objective of the voyages recorded here was to determine whether Spanish ships should continue to use the Straits of Magellan in voyages to the Pacific. Under the command of Captain Antonio de Córdoba y Laso, both expeditions ascertained negative conclusions and afterwards "the Spanish trade routes were exclusively to east coast ports and then overland to Pacific ports" (Hill). A major portion of this work, the first comprehensive study of the Straits of Magellan and Patagonia, was compiled from the journals of D.A. Galiano and A. Belmote, Cordoba's lieutenants. The RELACION... also includes Vargas y Ponce's review of earlier explorations of the area, with descriptions of the region's climate, natural resources, and native peoples. HILL 1756. SABIN 16765, 1729. PALAU 352514, 352515.
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana
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2008-04-08 20:15:55
[Barthelemy, Jean-Jacques]
Paris: Chez de Bure L'ain, Libraire de Monsieur Frere du Roi, de la Bibliotheque du Roi, et de L'Academie Royale des Inscriptions, 1788. First Edition; Third Edition Atlas. Leather Bound. Octavos plus small quarto atlas volume. Text in French. All eight volumes bound in a contemporary quarter tan calf over mottled paper boards, gilt stamped floral devices to compartments, and simple raised bands, with red and black leather title labels on spine. Atlas volume illustrated with one color fold-out plate, seventeen colored centerfold maps and 6 black and white, 5 plans, one large view and one plate featuring four medallions. Wear to the bindings and along the top and bottom edges of the spines; Volume three, six and the atlas have some worming along the front spine edge. Only in volume six does it affect the text block, (but not the text). Overall a Very Good+ set, all hinges intact and all plates accounted for. Image or additional images available upon request
Bookseller: Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers ABAA
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2008-04-04 16:44:54
Brambilla; Plenck; Göpferth et al.:
Wien, R. Gräffer, 1788. Reg. Josephinae medico-chirurgicae Vindobonensis. Tomus primus (alles Erschienene). 4°. Gest. Front., gest. Titelvign., gest. Kopfvign., 12 gest. Schlußvign., 11 teils gef. Kupfertaf., LXIV, 376 S. Ldr. d. Zt. mit RSch. und reicher ornamentaler RVerg. (etwas berieb., Vorderdeckel fleckig). SGC I: I, 104; Kirchner I, 3642; nicht bei Blake und Krieg, MNE. - Sammelband mit 15 Beiträgen in lateinischer Sprache (meist Dissertationen) bedeutender Mediziner wie Brambilla (Über das Aneurysma), Plenck (Über den Gebrauch von Chinarinde, Quecksilber und Opium bei Wundstarrkrampf), Göpferth (Über Paralyse), Prochaska, Hunczovsky u.a. Die sehr schön gestochenen Tafeln mit Darstellungen menschlicher Organe etc. - Titel, röm. pag. S. und erste 20 S. mit schwächer werdendem Wasserrand. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Antiquariat im Hufelandhaus GmbH [Berlin, Germany]
2008-04-02 02:53:49
London: C. Taylor, 1788. Brown uniform linen with leather labels on spines. Vol. I: engraved title page. viii, 214 pp. + 73 engraved plates. Vol. II: engraved title page. iv, 225 pp. + 69 engraved plates. Vol. III: engraved title page. iv, 188 pp. + 48 engraved plates. Vol. IV: engraved titled page. 132 pp. + 23 engraved plates, eight are handcolored. Prepared by Francis Fitzgerald. Volumes intended as instruction books for art students. The books also include lectures meant to refine the taste of the mature art lover. Vol. I: The lectures include, "Introductory, being an historical sketch of the progress of the arts", "A view of their excellence and utility, with thought upon genius", "of the materials for drawings, and method of using them, with hints upon beauty", "of the human figure, its divisions, and proportions of the head", "of character of the head", "of expression of the head", "of proportions of the figure", and "of character and expression of the figure". Vol. II (perspective): "on the nature of perspective", "elements of the practice", "perspective of shadows", "perspective of the human figure", "historical sketch (of architecture)"; and "general principles (of architecture)". Vol. III: first section is a "compendium of colors and other materials used in the arts of drawing, painting, engraving, etc., in their various branches, with remarks on their natures and uses". Second section, "a dictionary of principles, and terms of art, adopted in the arts of design, in their various branches with explanatory remarks and observations". Vol. IV: miscellaneous reviews, … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Mullen Books, ABAA [Marietta, PA, U.S.A.]
2008-03-18 17:32:10
London: Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1788. Second Edition in English. The author's first book, this item is called by Chambers "one of the most exact and valuable works of [its] kind ever published" (Cox quoting Chambers' "Cyclopaedia: or, an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences"). The Blackmer catalogue says that "Volney's popular and highly-regarded work was the result of three years' travels, a good deal of which time was spent in Cairo. His account has never really been surpassed. Volney went to great lengths in preparation, which included a year devoted to exercise and self-deprivation and three months learning the language required in a convent in the mountains of Lebanon." Volney (1757-1820) was a learned man, a frequent traveller, and an important governmental official who was expelled from America as a suspected spy and who narrowly escaped the guillotine during the French Revolution. The present bindings obviously are not notable for their decoration, but they are wonderful examples of attractively executed flamed calf bindings typical of those making up the bulk of country gentlemen's libraries all over Great Britain. The condition of the present copy is nothing short of extraordinary, very nearly capturing the look and feel of the volumes as they would have appeared on their original shelf.. 216 x 137 mm. (8 1/2 x 5 3/8"). Two volumes. Second Edition in English. VERY FINE CONTEMPORARY FLAMED CALF, flat spines ruled in gilt, red morocco label on each spine. Three engraved folding plates (views and plan) and two engraved folding maps. Front pastedo … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA) [McMinnville, OR, U.S.A.]
2008-03-01 21:36:41
Pegge, Samuel (the Elder)]
Printed by Samuel Tupman, Nottingham, 1788. 11,[1]pp. plus plate. Oblong small quarto. Contemporary sewn marbled wrappers. Old vertical crease, with short break in lower margin at crease, small tidemark in gutter at crown of spine, modest foxing, early ink name inside upper wrapper, otherwise a very good copy. First edition of this work commemorating the 1688 Revolution, accompanied by an engraving of the house, near Chesterfield, Derbyshire, by Hayman Rooke. The whole, including the text derived from a letter from Pegge, was prepared by Rooke for presentation to friends, and his prefatory note to that end has a small textual revision, in ink. Both Rooke and Pegge made considerable contributions to the antiquarian and topographical studies of the area. An uncommon production; ESTC Online locates six copies: BL, Bodleian, Nottinghamshire County Library, Yale, Harvard and UCLA. ESTC N9997. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]
2007-11-28 22:04:52
Colle (Toscane)|& Paris: Froull´┐Ż, 1788. Colle (Toscane)|& Paris: Froullé, 1788. Fine. Froullé, Colle (Toscane) & Paris 1788, in-8 (13x20cm), (4) xvi 384pp., (4) 259pp. (1), (4) 292pp., (4) 366pp., 4 volumes reliés. - MAZZEI Filippo & TURGOT Anne Robert Jacques & CONDORCET Nicolas Recherches Historiques et Politiques sur les états-Unis de l'Amérique Septentrionale où l'on traite des établissements des treize colonies & de leurs dissensions avec la Grande Bretagne, de leurs gouvernements avant et après la révolution, &c. Par un Citoyen de Virginie. Avec quatre Lettres d'un Bourgeois de New-Heaven (sic) sur l'unité de la législation. Froullé, Colle (Toscane) & Paris 1788, in-8 (13 x 20 cm), (4) xvi 384 pp., (4) 259 pp (1), (4) 292 pp., (4) 366 pp., 4 volumes, later sheep First edition. Fawn Empire-style marbled sheep. Spine richly gilt with Greek key motifs, roulettes and numerous horn-shaped tools. Title- and volume- labels in lighter sheep. Covers with frame of roulettes. A few corners rubbed. Tear to headpiece of volume III. This work was originally conceived as a response to Raynal's Political and Philosophical History and therefore a number of its pages are devoted to picking over and critiquing that work. The present work is undoubtedly one of the most important on the history of the young United States, and discusses the War of Independence, the history of the Colonies, law, the Quakers, the climate, labor conditions, slavery, and son on. Filippo Mazzei was an Italian doctor and horticulturalist who came to Virginia in 1773 in order to introduce the cultivation of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet [France]
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