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        A Journey Through the Crimea to Constantinople. In a Series of Letters From the Right Honourable Elizabeth Lady Craven, To His Serene Highness The Margrave of Brandebourg, Anspach and Bareith. Written in the Year MDCC LXXXVI

      London: G.G.J. and J. Robinson. G : in Good condition. Respined. Cover rubbed with edge and corner wear. Map torn at fold.Dust soiling to page ends and some browning to illustrations. Heraldic book-plate on paste-down. 1789. First Edition. Brown hardback leather cover. 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). 327pp. Frontis folding map and 6 engraved plates. Book-plate of Alex. Trotter Esq. of Dreghorn 'Festina lente'. .

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        VOYAGE DANS LA GRECE ASIATIQUE, A LA PENINSULE DE CYZIQUE, A BRUSSE ET A NICEE Avec des détails sur l`Histoire Naturelle de ces contrées. Traduit de l’italien.

      Paris. chez Leroy, 1789 In-8 p. (mm. 203x122), elegante legatura in p. pelle coeva, cornice dorata ai piatti, fregi e tit. oro su tassello al dorso, pp. (4),VIII,252, marca tipografica xilografata al frontespizio. Resoconto del viaggio effettuato dall'Abate Sestini, dal 10 maggio al 16 giugno 1779, in 29 lettere. “Quoiqu'il décrive les antiquités qui sont sur sa route & meme les moeurs des peuples parmi lesquels il voyage, son objet principal est de faire connaitre les productions du pays, l'histoire naturelle de la péninsule de Cyzique, de la Bythinie & du mont Olympe.. Mais l'auteur a bien su caractériser les différents peuples qui habitent ces contrées. On y voit partout le Turc déprédateur. Les Grecs ont des moeurs agrestes, mais il conservent encore leur caractère aimable: il sont malheureux mais ils sont gais. Les Arméniens sont tous dans le commerce, ainsi ils sont avares puisqu'il sont riches. Les rues de Brusse sont infectées de l'odeur cadavéreuse qui s'exale de leurs habitations. Les femmes Bulgares ont toute la bonté et toute la franchise des barbares”. Così si legge nella Prefazione. Al fine un elenco (ordinato in 24 classi) delle piante trovate nel corso del suo viaggio che ammontano a 550. "Prima edizione" della traduzione francese. Raro. Cfr. Brunet,V,318 Solo qualche alone, altrimenti esemplare ben conservato.

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        The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay; with an Account of the Establishment of the Colonies of Port Jackson & Norfolk Island; compiled from Authentic Papers, which have been obtained from the several Departments, to which are added, The Journals of Lieuts. Shortland, Watts, Ball, & Capt. Marshall; with an Account of their New Discoveries..

      London: John Stockdale, 1789. An exceptionally clean copy in fine condition.. Quarto, portrait and engraved title, seven folding engraved charts and 46 engraved plates; bound with the final leaf of advertisements; second state of the title-page, with a single name on the medallion; page 122 with the uncorrected mis-numbering 221, with the early 'Wulpine' state of the 'Vulpine Opossum' plate at p. 150, early state of the 'Kangooroo' plate at p. 106 (later changed to 'Kanguroo'); a fine copy in a very good modern binding (probably by Aquarius) of half calf and marbled boards, spine ornately panelled in gilt with crimson leather label. A handsome copy of the first edition: the foundation book of European settlement in Australia.Based on the governor's journals and despatches and assembled into book form by the London publisher Stockdale, this is - as the official account of the first settlement - the single most important book to describe the journey to Botany Bay and the foundations of modern Australia. It describes the events from March 1787, just before the First Fleet sailed from the Isle of Wight, up to September 1788. There is a chapter dealing with the fauna of New South Wales, appendices detailing the routes of various ships to Botany Bay, from Botany Bay to Norfolk Island and from Port Jackson to various other ports, and finally a list of convicts sent to New South Wales. The book also contains some excellent maps by John Hunter and William Dawes, including the first of the Sydney Cove settlement, which shows in detail the buildings and "progress" which had been made by July 1788.Davidson summarises the importance of this volume: 'Being the authentic record of first settlement the work's importance cannot be over-emphasised, and no collection [of Australiana] can be complete without a copy', and Wantrup notes that 'as a detailed and officially sanctioned account of the new colony, the first edition of Stockdale's Phillip is a key work and essential to any serious collection of Australian books'. Provenance: Private collection (Sydney).

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        A Tour to the West of England in 1788.

      London: Printed for Robson and Clarke, 1789.. [English Topography]. FIRST EDITION. Octavo (22 x 14cm), pp.viii, 602 [4]. In contemporary speckled tan calf boards, recently re-backed to-style with original green title label pasted to spine. Pencil ownership inscriptions of A. FitzAlan to pastedowns, dated 1899. Thumbing and chipping to edges of title page. Final leaf of text with a 4cm tear horizontally across the middle. Moderate wear to boards. Very good. A popular tour of the West Country, from London via Oxford and Worcester down towards St Austell and Lostwithiel in Cornwall, where the author investigated the state of the tin mining industry and local fishing for pilchards. Returning along the south coast, he visited places such as Lyme, Portland, Lymington, Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight, and the new canal from Basingstoke to the Wey. Shaw was eventually driven to insanity and an early death by his work on 'History and Antiquities of Staffordshire', one volume of which was published in 1798.

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        Recueil de Plans de Batailles, Sieges et Combats, Arrives dans les Expeditions Memorables de la Guerre de Sept Ans, pour Servir A L'Intelligence des Oeuvres Posthumes de Frederic II, Roi de Prusse.

      Amsterdam: J. G. Treuttel, 1789.. [Seven Years War]. DUKE OF GRAFTON'S COPY. Folio (42 x 27cm), pp.[4] followed by 19 plates. Contemporary marbled boards, paper covered spine designed to look like speckled calf, printed paper label to spine. Introductory text in French, text to plates in either English or French. A collection of plates pertaining to the Seven Years War. The Plates are as follows: I. Hand-coloured folding plan of the Battle of Lowostiz, 1st October 1756. II. Hand -coloured folding plan of the Siege of Pirna, 1756. III. Hand-coloured folding plan of the Battle of Reichenberg, 21st April 1757. IV. Hand-coloured folding plan of the Battle of Prague, 6th May 1757. V. Hand-coloured folding plan of the Siege of Prague, 7th May to 19th June 1757. VI. Hand-coloured folding plan of the Battle of Chotzemitz, 18th June 1757. VII. Hand-coloured folding plan of the Battle of Jaegerndorf, 30th August 1757. VIII. Hand-coloured folding plan of the Battle of Rosbach, 5th November 1757. IX. Hand-coloured folding plan of the Siege of Schweidnitz, 1757. X. Hand-coloured folding plan of the Battle of Breslau, 22nd November 1757. XI. Hand-coloured folding plan of the Battle of Leuthen, 5th December 1757. XII. Hand-coloured folding plan of the Battle of Krefeld, 23rd June 1758. XIII. Hand-coloured folding plan of the Battle of Minden, 1st August 1759. XIV. Hand-coloured folding plan of the Battle of Hastenbeck, 26th July 1757. XV. Hand-coloured folding plan of the Battle of Bergen, 13th April 1759. XVI. Plan of Stralsund. XVII. Plan of Erfurt. XVIII. Plan of Dresden. XIX. Hand-coloured list of the troops of the King of Prussia. Some spotting to prelims, bookplate of Wakefield Lodge to front pastedown, Binding has some light wear to extremities with some loss of the paper to the upper board and spine. Very good. A nice provenance with the bookplate of Wakefield Lodge the Northamptonshire seat of the 3rd Duke of Grafton, Augustus FitzRoy, who served as Prime Minister between 1768-1770 but was forced out of office due with growing challenges to British global dominance after victory in the Seven Years War in particular the failure to intervene of the French annexation of Corsica in 1769.

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        A Tour to the West of England in 1788.

      London: Printed for Robson and Clarke, 1789. [English Topography]. FIRST EDITION. Octavo (22 x 14cm), pp.viii, 602 [4]. In contemporary speckled tan calf boards, recently re-backed to-style with original green title label pasted to spine.Pencil ownership inscriptions of A. FitzAlan to pastedowns, dated 1899. Thumbing and chipping to edges of title page. Final leaf of text with a 4cm tear horizontally across the middle. Moderate wear to boards. Very good. A popular tour of the West Country, from London via Oxford and Worcester down towards St Austell and Lostwithiel in Cornwall, where the author investigated the state of the tin mining industry and local fishing for pilchards. Returning along the south coast, he visited places such as Lyme, Portland, Lymington, Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight, and the new canal from Basingstoke to the Wey. Shaw was eventually driven to insanity and an early death by his work on 'History and Antiquities of Staffordshire', one volume of which was published in 1798.

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        Plan of a society established in London, anno domini 1785,

      8vo. (in 4s), 80pp., in early, perhaps original, wrappers, the spine paper somewhat worn. A fine copy.Publisher: London: printed in the year MDCCLXXXIXYear: [1789]Edition:

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        LUCIANI SAMOSATENSIS OPERA GRAECE ET LATINE. Ad editionem Tiberii Hemsterhusii et Ioannis Frederici Reitzii accurate expressa, cum varietate lectionis et annotationibus. Studiis Societatis Bipontinae.

      ex Typographia Societatis, 1789. In-8 p. (mm. 210x120), 10 volumi, p. pergamena coeva (un vol. con spacco alla cerniera) , dorso a cordoni con fregi e tit. oro su due tasselli, pp. complessive 5902, con bella vignetta a ciascun frontespizio inc. in rame (per lo più ritratti in medaglione). Testo in greco e (nella parate inferiore della pagina) in latino. L'opera di Luciano è introdotta da una Vita dell'Autore scritta da Reitz e nell'ultimo volume "accedunt variae lectiones Mss. Parisiensium a Iac. Nic Belin de Ballu collatorum, cum Indicibus (Dialogorum et Opuscolorum - In Scholia et varias Lectiones - Index Graecum Notarum - Scriptorum Luciano Laudatorum - Criticus). Pregevole edizione stampata a Bipontum (in francese Deux-Ponts), città della Baviera. Il Brunet, nel suo "Supplément de Géographie", p. 187 così precisa: "Il nous fait aussi signaler, au XVIII siècle, la célèbre imprimérie qui produisit cette admirable collection de classiques latins, si connue sous le nom de "Colleciton de Deux-Ponts". Cfr. Graesse,IV,278: "Exacte réimpression de l'édition de Reitz (1746), mais accompagnée d'un Index à la place d'un lexique et avec des variantes tirées des Mss. de Paris par Belin de Ballu" - Brunet,III,1208. "Grandissima è stata la fortuna di Luciano - scrittore greco nato a Samosata nella Siria Commagene (ca. 125 d.C. - fine 2° sec.) - in tutte le età: la spigliatezza briosa della sua critica, la genialità di alcune sue trovate fantastiche (soprattutto nei "Dialoghi" e nella "Vera storia" che è forse il suo capolavoro), la grazia dello stile della lingua, rendono piacevolissima la lettura delle sue opere e ne spiegano la fortuna. Luciano fu considerato da alcuni come un grande satirico e moralista; e si ammirò la spregiudicatezza della sua critica contro il mondo e soprattutto contro la religione pagna". Così Diz. Treccani,VII, p. 152. Con timbri di apparten., altrimenti esemplare ben conservato.

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        JEAN MESSANT RECEVEUR POUR LE COMPTE DE L'EGLISE CATHEDRALE DE BOURGES COMPTE RENDU MANUSCRIT PAR JEAN MESSANT RECEVEUR COMPTABLE DE LA RECETTE ET MISE DES REVENUS DE LA COMMUNAUTE DE MESSIEURS LES VENERABLES VICAIRES DE L'EGLISE CATHEDRALE DE BOURGES DEPUIS LES JOURS DE SAINT JEAN BAPTISTE 1789 AU PREMIER JANVIER 1790

      MANUSCRIT 1789 - - In-folio manuscrit timbré à chaque page de la Généralité de Bourges avec tableau de Récapitulation en 6 chapitres des Recettes et mises signé des Vicaires de l'Eglise Cathédrale de Bourges DENEUFVILLE, GOUMET, EGRAT, LAURENT et du Comptable Receveur MESSANT, daté in fine du 17 décembre 1790. - 42 pages dont : - CHAPITRE Ier - RECETTE ET MISE DES RENTES FONCIERES VILLE DE BOURGES et FAUXBOURGS par ordre alphabétiques des paroisses de ST AMBROIX, St BONET, du CHATEAU, St JEAN LE VIEIL, ST MEDARD, St PIERRE LE GUILLARD, St PIERRE LE MARCHE, St PRIVE, St PIERRE LE PUELLIER, St URSIN. - CHAPITREe 2me - RECETTES DUES PAR LES HERITAGES DE LA CAMPAGNE, LES AIX D'ANGILLON, ST DOULCHARD, LURY, ST MARTIN D'AUXIGNY, PIGNY, STE RADEGONDE, FLAVIGNY, SUDRAY, YVOI LE PRE. - CHAPITRE 3me - RECETTE DES ACCENSES DE LA VILLE ET FAUXBOURGS, ST AMBROIX, ST BONET, COUR DES VIIRES DE ST BONET, du CHATEAU, ST JEAN DES CHAMPS, ST JEAN LE VIEIL, ST PIERRE LE GUILLARD, ST PIERRE LE PUELLIER, ST PRIVE. - CHAPITRE 4 - RECETTE DES ACCENSES DANS LES PAROISSES DELA CAMPAGNE, AUROUER, BERRY, CHARLY, ST CAPRAIS, LA CHAPELLE, ST DOULCHARD, ST ELOY, FARGES, FUSSY, GUIVAUDIN, LEVE, MARMAGNE, MERYSUR CHER, MEREAU, ST MICHEL, PIGNY, VASSELAY. - CHAPITRE 5me - RECETTES DES RENTES CONSTITUEES AVEC une liste de débiteurs des rentes. - CHAPITRE 6me - RECETTES DES DENIERS EXTRAORDINAIRES. & ENFIN DEUX CHAPITRES POUR LES MISES POUR LE PAIEMENT DES QUARTIERS DE MESSIEURS ET DES ORDONNANCES. ET POUR LE PAIEMENT DES PORTIONS CONGRUES, des CENS ET DES RENTES DUES PAR MESSIEURS LES VICAIRES; - Document manuscrit exceptionnel détaillant les sources des revenus et dépenses pour l'Année symbolique de 1789. Il s'agit pour l'essentiel de loyers et rentes. Noms des débiteurs. Mots clés : [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Bulletin annotè des lois, décrets et ordonnances, depuis le mois de jun 1789 jusqu'au mois d'aout 1830 [...]

      1789. Paris: Dupont, 1834 - 1840. 20 volumi, dei quali gli ultimi due contengono gli indici. Circa 11500 pagine complessive. 23x16 cm. Rilegatura coeva in mezza tela con alcune abrasioni e qualche mancanza. Leggere fioriture e lievi bruniture all'interno. [M114] Fondamentale repertorio che copre tutta la produzione legislativa francese dalla Rivoluzione fino al 1830. Corredato da pratici indici, risulta di agevole consultazione.

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        LUCIANI SAMOSATENSIS OPERA GRAECE ET LATINE. Ad editionem Tiberii Hemsterhusii et Ioannis Frederici Reitzii accurate expressa, cum varietate lectionis et annotationibus. Studiis Societatis Bipontinae.

      Biponti, ex Typographia Societatis, 1789-1793. In-8 p. (mm. 210x120), 10 volumi, p. pergamena coeva (un vol. con spacco alla cerniera) , dorso a cordoni con fregi e tit. oro su due tasselli, pp. complessive 5902, con bella vignetta a ciascun frontespizio inc. in rame (per lo più ritratti in medaglione). Testo in greco e (nella parate inferiore della pagina) in latino. L'opera di Luciano è introdotta da una Vita dell'Autore scritta da Reitz e nell'ultimo volume “accedunt variae lectiones Mss. Parisiensium a Iac. Nic Belin de Ballu collatorum, cum Indicibus (Dialogorum et Opuscolorum - In Scholia et varias Lectiones - Index Graecum Notarum - Scriptorum Luciano Laudatorum - Criticus). Pregevole edizione stampata a Bipontum (in francese Deux-Ponts), città della Baviera. Il Brunet, nel suo “Supplément de Géographie”, p. 187 così precisa: “Il nous fait aussi signaler, au XVIII siècle, la célèbre imprimérie qui produisit cette admirable collection de classiques latins, si connue sous le nom de "Colleciton de Deux-Ponts". Cfr. Graesse,IV,278: “Exacte réimpression de l'édition de Reitz (1746), mais accompagnée d'un Index à la place d'un lexique et avec des variantes tirées des Mss. de Paris par Belin de Ballu” - Brunet,III,1208. “Grandissima è stata la fortuna di Luciano - scrittore greco nato a Samosata nella Siria Commagene (ca. 125 d.C. - fine 2° sec.) - in tutte le età: la spigliatezza briosa della sua critica, la genialità di alcune sue trovate fantastiche (soprattutto nei "Dialoghi" e nella "Vera storia" che è forse il suo capolavoro), la grazia dello stile della lingua, rendono piacevolissima la lettura delle sue opere e ne spiegano la fortuna. Luciano fu considerato da alcuni come un grande satirico e moralista; e si ammirò la spregiudicatezza della sua critica contro il mondo e soprattutto contro la religione pagna”. Così Diz. Treccani,VII, p. 152. Con timbri di apparten., altrimenti esemplare ben conservato.

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        Deutsche Verfassungsgeschichte seit 1789 Band 7, Ausbau, Schutz und Untergang der Weimarer Republik [Gebundene Ausgabe] von Ernst R. Huber (Autor) Band 7 Zum "Huber" bleibt eigentlich nur wenig zu s

      Zum "Huber" bleibt eigentlich nur wenig zu sagen. Er ist DAS Standardwerk zur Deutschen Verfassungsgeschichte. Trotz seiner zweifelhaften Vergangenheit hat Huber mit seiner Verfassungsgeschichte und den "Dokumenten zur Verfassungsgeschichte" zwei Werke geschaffen, die bis jetzt an Tiefe und Ausführlichkeit unübertroffen sind. KritikpunkteDie schweierige Vergangenheit Hubers. Wenn man dies aber bei der Lektüre im Hinterkopf behält, sollte es für die Zielgruppe dieses Werkes kein Problem sein. Band 7 behandelt die gesetzgeberischen und sonstigen Bemühungen um den Schutz der Republik, die inneren Verfassungskämpfe und die von außen kommenden Bedrohungen ihres Bestandes, die Entwicklung des Präsidialregimes und die Ursachen für ihren schließlichen Untergang. Deutsche Verfassungsgeschichte seit 1789 Band 7 Ausbau, Schutz und Untergang der Weimarer Republik Ernst R. Huber Kohlhammer Zusatzinfo 16 Übersichten Sprache deutsch Gewicht 2060 g Einbandart Leinen Recht Steuern Lexika Deutschland BRD Geschichte Verfassungsrecht Weimarer Republik Recht Weimarer Republik Verfassung Konstitution ISBN-10 3-17-008378-3 / 3170083783 ISBN-13 978-3-17-008378-3 / 9783170083783

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        Declaration Signer Robert Treat Paine Prosecutes Theft in Boston

      Boston 1789 - Autograph Document Signed, Boston, September 7, 1789. 1 p., 6 x 7 in. "since the dismission of the Grand Jury. James Ferrel resident at said Boston Mariner. with force and arms feloniously did break up and enter a certain vessel viz a ship called the Elizabeth in the Possession and under the Care of Francis Wenham Master of the same and one Sattin figured Wastcoat of the value of three pounds." Robert Treat Paine seeks the prosecution of James Ferrel for stealing a satin waistcoat. Paine served as attorney general of Massachusetts from 1777 to 1790. The Supreme Judicial Court for the Commonwealth also served as a circuit court. In this case, Attorney General Paine prosecutes James Ferrel for stealing a satin waistcoat worth £3 from Francis Wenham, the master of the Elizabeth, which had arrived at Boston from Jamaica in July 1789.Although Ferrel's fate is not recorded in local newspapers, others convicted of theft received sentences consisting of fines of triple the value of the article stolen, public whipping, public confinement on the gallows, and confinement to hard labor for several years.A few months later, in January 1790, Governor John Hancock appointed Paine as an Associate Justice of Massachusetts' Supreme Judicial Court.Robert Treat Paine (1731-1814) was born in Boston. At the age of 14, he entered Harvard College, from which he graduated in 1749. He then taught at the Boston Latin School. He began the study of law in 1755 and was admitted to the bar in 1757. He served in the Massachusetts General Court from 1773 to 1774, in the Provincial Congress from 1774 to 1775, and represented Massachusetts at the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1776. There, he signed both the Olive Branch petition and the Declaration of Independence. He served as Massachusetts attorney general from 1777 to 1790 and as justice of the state supreme court from 1790 to 1804.ConditionOld folding creasesComplete TranscriptSupreme J.At the Supreme Judicial Court begun and holden at Boston within and for the County of Suffolk on the last Tuesday of August in the year of our Lord Seventeen hundred and Eighty nineBe it remembered that on the seventh day of September in the year of our Lord Seventeen hundred and Eighty nine Robert Treat Paine Esq Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts comes into the same Court and gives the said Court to understand and be informed that since the dismission of the Grand Jury for the said Term Viz. on the fourth day of September aforesaid James Ferrel resident at said Boston Mariner on the same day at Boston within the County of Suffolk aforesaid with force and arms feloniously did break up and enter a certain vessel viz a ship called the Elizabeth in the Possession and under the Care of Francis Wenham Master of the same and one Sattin figured Wastcoat of the value of three pounds of the goods and Chattels of the said Francis Wenham in the same ship feloniously did steal take and carry away to the damage of the said Francis Wenham against the peace of the Commonwealth aforesaid and Law of the Same in such case made and provided. Wherefore (the said James Farrel consenting to the filing this Information against him) the said Attorney General prays the advisement of the said Court on the premises and that the said James Ferrel may be dealt with as to Law and Justice appertains. R T Paine [Docketing:] Information vs James Ferrel / Ship breaking & Theft

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        The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, in the County of Southampton:

      - With Engravings and an Appendix. London: Printed by T. Bensley; for B. White and Son 1789. With 2 engraved title-vignettes and 7 engraved plates of which 2 are folded. [8] + 468 + [12] + [1 errata] pp. Yellowed from the engravings on the opposite leaves otherwise clean and well-preserved copy with green edges bound in one contemporary full leather with ornamental border on boards and edges and with coloured label and weak golddecorations on spine. Spine, headband and hinges marked of use, lower headband restored, corners weakly bumped and inner fronthinge strengthened. With old handwritten note on free endpaper, book plate and library stamp on inner frontboard. * 1st edition including the errata leaf. A classic of English literature, and, as one of the first volumes explicitly detailing birds and their habitats, a cornerstone of popular natural history. The book is presented as a series of letters to fellow naturalist Thomas Pennant and Daines Barrington, R.S.Martin 90. Rothschild 2550. Grolier English 62. Nissen 985.With page 292 misnumbered 262 and pp. 441-442 omitted from the pagination. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        John Hancock

      January 6, 1789. Broadside: Commonwealth of Massachusetts, one page, 12.5" x 9.25", signed "John Hancock" twice in print, January 6, 1789, Boston: printed by Adams and Nourse, embossed state seal affixed at upper left. Completed in manuscript and signed twice by John Avery, as Secretary.Light folds, otherwise fine.In part: "…in the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to will and require you, forthwith, in manner as the law directs for calling Town-Meetings, to cause the freeholders and other inhabitants…to assemble on Thursday the twenty-ninth of January current, to give in the votes for a Representative…to represent the said district in the Congress of the United States…"With a certification stating that Nathaniel Gorham and Elbridge Gerry have received the greatest number of votes in the said district. Under the Articles of Confederation, Congress was a unicameral body in which each state was equally represented, and in which each state had a veto over most action. States could, and did, ignore what did pass. The ineffectiveness of the federal government under the Articles led Congress to summon the Convention of 1787. One of the most divisive issues facing the Convention was the structure of Congress. James Madison's Virginia Plan called for a bicameral Congress; the lower house would be elected directly by the people, and the upper house would be elected by the lower house. The plan drew the support of delegates from large states such as Virginia, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania, as it called for representation based on population. The smaller states, however, favored the New Jersey Plan, which called for a unicameral Congress with equal representation for the states. Eventually, a compromise, known as the Connecticut Compromise or the Great Compromise was reached; one house of Congress (the House of Representatives) would provide proportional representation, whereas the other (the Senate) would provide equal representation. To preserve further the authority of the states, the compromise proposed that state legislatures, rather than the people, would elect senators. The Constitution was ratified by the end of 1788, and its full implementation was set for March 4, 1789.

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        WEBSTER'S CALENDAR: or, The Albany, Montgomery, Washington and Columbia Almanack, for the Year of Our Lord 1790.; Calculated for the Meridian of Albany

      Printed in Albany: Charles R. and George Webster, 1789. 1st printing thus (Drake 5974; Evans 22254). Period brown full calf binding. Joints split, with much extremity wear & front board nearly detached. Black leather owner label to front board, "S. A. Coffin." Binding: Fair to Good. Paper age-toned, with tear to bottom edge of title leaf (minor loss); other tears & wear. A Fair copy.. Unpaginated, though 30 pages. NB. OCLC records 36 pages, so apparently lacking the final 3 leaves. 12mo. OCLC records two holdings: NYHS, the Library Company [incorrectly recording as Drake 5985] & the Huntington. A sammelband of 12 almanacks, Tavistock Books' Inventory IDs 44639 - 44648; price is for the entire volume of 12 publications [2 not identified, lacking title leaf].

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        Histoire critique et apologétique de l'ordre des chevaliers du temple de Jérusalem, dits Templiers

      - Chez Guillot, A Paris 1789, In-4 (20x26cm), (4) xxx (2) xx, 390pp. et (4) xv, 364pp., 2 volumes reliés. - Edition. Leganti gravemente danneggiato la metà di pecora strappata ca marrone 1800. largements tappi. Mors in gran parte aperti. copertina del secondo volume fragile. Tutto molto strofinato. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Absent à Brunet. Le frontispice figurant un templier en habit de guerre est manquant. Reliures très endommagées en demi basane brune ca 1800. Coiffes largements arrachées. Mors en grande partie ouverts. Plat supérieur du second tome fragile. Ensemble très frotté. Quelques feuillets comportant des brunissures, notamment après la page de titre du premier tome. L'introduction constitue une critique de tous les livres qui ont été écrits sur les Templiers, l'auteur décrivant les ouvrages dans lesquels il a puisés pour établir son oeuvre. L'auteur a scrupuleusement relevé les erreurs historiques et d'appréciation des historiens qui l'ont précédés, souvent animés de préjugés. Son histoire, selon Caillet, 5539, est "Une des histoires les plus importantes et les plus estimées du celèbre Ordre des Templiers". Mansuet s'attache tout particulièrement à reconstituer le contexte historique et politique afin de mieux saisir la naissance de l'ordre et ses actions. Tampon en pages de titre : Collège Saint Miochel. St. Etienne. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.

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        Filature, commerce et prix des laines en Angleterre, ou Correspondance sur ces matières entre MM. Banks, Président de L. S. R. de Londres, Arthur Young, et plusieurs grands propriétaires d'Angleterre.

      - A Paris. Chez Cuchet. 1789. 1 volume in-8, brochage orange de l'époque, fatigué et non coupé. XXVIII pp. ; 292 pp., Première édition française traduite par Pinel.Très important document sur l'industrie lainière anglaise et son rôle économique à la fin du XVIIIème siècle.Peu courant. 77 FTP

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        Don Juan. (Cantos I & II) FIRST EDITION. 4to.

      Thomas Davison. 1819/1789 Half title. Uncut in blue paper covered boards by Charles Gledhill, supported by archival polyester, spine laid with Caplain gold leaf over Japanese tissue, sewn continuously with a single thread visible over the gilt spine. TOGETHER WITH: TASSO, Torquato. Aminta. Favola Boschereccia. Crispoli. Impresso Co' Caratteri Bononiani. 1789. [12], 14, [2], 142, [4] blank pp, engraved titlepage vignette portrait of the author, and engraved head-piece by J. Lucatelli with coat-of-arms of the dedicatee Anna Malaspina della Bastia. Printed on heavy laid paper. 4to. Faint waterstaining to upper edges throughout, 'tide mark' visible on a number of leaves, heavier staining to preliminary blank. Pale blue paper covered boards by Charles Gledhill, supported by archival polyester, spine laid with gold leaf over Japanese tissue, sewn continuously with a single thread visible over the gilt spine. a.e.g.FROM THE BOOKSELLER: I had the idea of commissioning an annual 'Jarndyce' binding some years ago. It was intended as a collaboration between bookseller and binder; a celebration of what we stand for as booksellers and our ongoing relationship with the skill and artistry of modern bookbinding. Charles has worked with us over decades; his dedication to traditional processes and forms mirrors our passion for books in their original state. The bindings offered here are thus a true collaboration of our ideals. The original intention was to bind one book; a worn copy of Don Juan seemed the perfect choice. So when two books arrived we, as booksellers, were presented with a dilemma. Only loosely connected through their content, they are, as Charles explains below, inextricably linked; by touch and by sight, they belong together in their physical form. The question is: should they be sold individually or as a pair? There is no correct answer so we give you the opportunity to do either although priority will be given to anyone wishing to keep the two volumes together.Ed Nassau Lake FROM THE BINDER: These two books, Bodoni's printing of Tasso's Aminta and the first form of Byron's Don Juan, both of importance in their own right, are loosely connected as publications. Byron was an admirer of the sixteenth century Italian poet and wrote a poem The Lament of Tasso which narrates the poet's seven years in the madhouse of St Anna. In the second stanza of Childe Harold, 4th canto, Byron writes: 'In Venice, Tasso's echoes are no more, And silent rows the songless gondolier, Her palaces are crumbling to the shore, And music meets not always now the ear …' Their relationship as publications may be tangential but the two volumes are dynamically linked by their physical form. They tell a story and articulate significant stages in the evolution of a book from printed page to fine binding. They illustrate how a book functions as an object; how, in each case, and differently, appearance and mechanics reflect each other. The Don Juan was a plainly printed publication, slightly haphazardly folded and loosely sewn into original paper covered boards, as close to a primary state as an English binding of that period could get. Bodoni's Aminta was a different and more sophisticated production, that of the first 'modern' typographer, ornately bound - pressed, rounded, cut, with solid gilt edges, the remnants of fine gilt tooling. All books produced in Britain in the eighteenth or nineteenth century fall into one or other of these categories - or start in one and end up in the other. The original bindings on these two volumes were damaged and had failed, a reflection of the weakness of the materials as much as the construction. My intention in these new bindings was to produce something simultaneously modern and antique. And, within the context of a contemporary approach to conservation, to use structure and materials to evoke the similarities and the differences of their earlier states. With a similar intention, over the last few years I have made a number of bindings thematically linked through the use of archival polyester both as a support to a sewn structure attached to boards, and as a translucent covering material, lined with eighteenth century tissue paper, sometimes coloured. All bindings start with sewing. Both of these books originally had a weakened sewing structure, each thread passing through more than one folded section, and hence incompletely through each - for reasons of economy, and also in the case of the Bodoni to control the gentle curve of the spine. The sewing was attached to cords and the cords to the boards of the binding, roughly in the one case, strong and neatly in the other. The spine of the Bodoni was reinforced with successive glued linings to provide some strength and define the shape, but in the case of the Don Juan, there was only one lining, since it was intended as a temporary binding with a semi flat spine. Best conservation practice today accentuates the sewing and avoids the use of glue. Both new bindings are sewn continuously with a single thread passing inside and out and over the polyester support. A weakly lined spine tends to become concave over time. James Brockman's pioneering use of structures based on this concave shape in the 1990s opened a whole new area, and I used similar techniques in a number of editions for the printer and book artist, Ken Campbell. The Don Juan utilises a concave shape. The book opens easily, and the spine hardly flexes at all. The default position of the original binding is articulated in the new, but the latter is far stronger and more sound. The Bodoni uses the same sewing structure, but here the polyester is lined to preserve the grander convex shape of the original. The polyester has the huge advantage that it has a marvellous memory - unlike, for instance, vellum, it flexes and returns to its original shape seemingly indefinitely. In both bindings, the polyester on the spine is covered with gold leaf fixed with thin Japanese tissue. In the case of the Bodoni, the book is for once truly ALL edges gilt. The Caplain gold on the Don Juan reflects the more modest tone of the original. In both books a secondary sewing connects the primary threads in a kind of interlace (with a precedent in Coptic bindings) to the boards. The light laminated paper boards are covered with an eighteenth century tissue lined with polyester, a translucent layer, white to reflect the gilt of the Bodoni, blue-washed as the original paper in the Don Juan. In these various ways, the two books and their bindings are connected. There is an evolution from the looser, more natural state of the one - its uncut, unpressed leaves, unsupported spine, the muted colours of the covering - to the more formal refinement of the other, with its tighter control of shape and the decorative elegance of its use of gilt. This was inherent in the original, and is built upon in the new, bindings. Charles Gledhill

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        A Journey through the Crimea to Constantinople. In a series of letters from the Right Honourable Elizabeth lady Craven, to His Serene Highness the Margrave of Brandebourg, Anspach, and Bareith (Owned by Alexander Pitt Buchanan)

      Printed for H. Chamberlaine, R. Moncrieffe, , W. Colles, G. Burnet, W. Wilson, L. White, P. Bryne, P. Wogan, H. Colbert, J. Moore, J. Jones and B. Dornin, Dublin 1789 - Hardcover, full leather. On front pastedown is the bookplate of Alexander Pitt Buchanan - son of General Andrew Buchanan of the Virginia Colonial Militia. Book has large foldout map as frontis and two foldout images in rear of book. Pages are clean with minor foxing, front board starting to split at spine and is only about 30% attached. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTORIA DE LA CONQUISTA DE MÉXICO. (TRES TOMOS)

      Barcelona 1789. Por los consortes Sierra Oliver, y Martí. Pasta española, rozada. Tomo I, Dedicatoria que hizo el autor al señor rey don Carlos Segundo+ Vida de don Antonio de Solis y Ribadeneyra+ 366 pp+Un mapa desplegable. Tomo II. 502pp+Tres desplegables (Vista general, Gran templo Mexico , Batalla de Otumba)+ Una lámina. Tomo III. 367 pp. 15x10.

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        PORTEFEUILLE d'un TALON ROUGE, contenant des anecdotes galantes et secrètes sur la Cour de France.

      Paris, de l'imp. du Comte de Paradès, 178*-(1789), - petit in-12, 42 pp., bradel demi-percaline bleue, dos orné (rel. du XIXe). Un des plus célèbre pamphlet contre Marie-Antoinette, cependant pas aussi violent et ordurier que la tradition ne le voudrait. Il est daté du 18 juin 1779 mais publié en 1789. Les exemplaires sont rares car ils auraient été partiellement détruits (Gay). Tourneux, IV, 21047. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Journey Through the Crimea to Constantinople. In a Series of Letters From the Right Honourable Elizabeth Lady Craven, To His Serene Highness The Margrave of Brandebourg, Anspach and Bareith. Written in the Year MDCC LXXXVI

      London: G.G.J. and J. Robinson. G : in Good condition. Respined. Cover rubbed with edge and corner wear. Map torn at fold.Dust soiling to page ends and some browning to illustrations. Heraldic book-plate on paste-down. 1789. First Edition. Brown hardback leather cover. 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). 327pp. Frontis folding map and 6 engraved plates. Book-plate of Alex. Trotter Esq. of Dreghorn 'Festina lente'. .

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        Recueil de Plans de Batailles, Sieges et Combats, Arrives dans les Expeditions Memorables de la Guerre de Sept Ans, pour Servir A L'Intelligence des Oeuvres Posthumes de Frederic II, Roi de Prusse.

      Amsterdam: J. G. Treuttel, 1789. [Seven Years War]. DUKE OF GRAFTON'S COPY. Folio (42 x 27cm), pp.[4] followed by 19 plates. Contemporary marbled boards, paper covered spine designed to look like speckled calf, printed paper label to spine. Introductory text in French, text to plates in either English or French. A collection of plates pertaining to the Seven Years War. The Plates are as follows: I. Hand-coloured folding plan of the Battle of Lowostiz, 1st October 1756. II. Hand -coloured folding plan of the Siege of Pirna, 1756. III. Hand-coloured folding plan of the Battle of Reichenberg, 21st April 1757. IV. Hand-coloured folding plan of the Battle of Prague, 6th May 1757. V. Hand-coloured folding plan of the Siege of Prague, 7th May to 19th June 1757. VI. Hand-coloured folding plan of the Battle of Chotzemitz, 18th June 1757. VII. Hand-coloured folding plan of the Battle of Jaegerndorf, 30th August 1757. VIII. Hand-coloured folding plan of the Battle of Rosbach, 5th November 1757. IX. Hand-coloured folding plan of the Siege of Schweidnitz, 1757. X. Hand-coloured folding plan of the Battle of Breslau, 22nd November 1757. XI. Hand-coloured folding plan of the Battle of Leuthen, 5th December 1757. XII. Hand-coloured folding plan of the Battle of Krefeld, 23rd June 1758. XIII. Hand-coloured folding plan of the Battle of Minden, 1st August 1759. XIV. Hand-coloured folding plan of the Battle of Hastenbeck, 26th July 1757. XV. Hand-coloured folding plan of the Battle of Bergen, 13th April 1759. XVI. Plan of Stralsund. XVII. Plan of Erfurt. XVIII. Plan of Dresden. XIX. Hand-coloured list of the troops of the King of Prussia. Some spotting to prelims, bookplate of Wakefield Lodge to front pastedown, Binding has some light wear to extremities with some loss of the paper to the upper board and spine. Very good. A nice provenance with the bookplate of Wakefield Lodge the Northamptonshire seat of the 3rd Duke of Grafton, Augustus FitzRoy, who served as Prime Minister between 1768-1770 but was forced out of office due with growing challenges to British global dominance after victory in the Seven Years War in particular the failure to intervene of the French annexation of Corsica in 1769.

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        Aristotle's Treatise on Poetry : Translated With Notes on the Translation, and On the Original; and Two Dissertations, on Poetical, and Musical, Imitation

      London: Payne and Son, et al. 1789. xix [verso errata], 1-64, 65-68*, 65-565, [3], [28] index, collated complete. Recent quarter calf over original morocco boards. Raised bands to spine with maroon leather title label and gilt lettering. Slight wear to corners. Marbled endpapers and edges. Internally clean. Binding firm. . Very Good. Full Leather. First Edition. 1789. 4to..

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        Ueber die Lehre des Spinoza in Briefen an den Herrn Moses Mendelssohn.

      Breslau, Löwe 1789 - Neue vermehrte Ausgabe. 8°. 18,5 cm. [1] Bl.att, LI, [1], 440 Seiten, 1 Blatt (Beylagen). Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Erste Ausgabe. WG 12. Neue vermehrte Ausgabe. Mit 4 Kupfern: Portrait Spinozas als Frontispiz, Titelkupfer (Portrait von Lessing und Mendelsohn), Schlussvignette (Portrait von Jacobi) und auf dem Beilagenblatt (Abbildung einer Uhr). Einbandecken bestoßen, Einband minimalst berieben, ansonsten sehr gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage a la Baie Botanique

      1789 - Avec une Description du nouveau Pays de Galles Meridional, de ses habitans, de ses productions, &c. & quelques details relatifs a M. de la Peyrouse, pendant son sejour a le Baie Botanique. First French edition. Folding map. 8vo. A fine copy in contemporary speckled paper boards. viii, 266pp. Paris, Letellier, According to Ferguson this is the first of the two French editions printed in 1789. Certainly it is a far fuller account than that published by Knapen, and includes an eighty-five page account of the discovery of Australia. This copy has the rare map Carte de le Baye Botanique et Harvres Adjacens sur la Cote du Nouveau Pays de Galles Meridional. We know of only a handful of other copies that include it - the National Library of Australia copy cited by Ferguson, the Mitchell copy, the Davidson copy and the Kroepelien copy - making it one of the rarest eighteenth century maps of New South Wales. Indeed, such is its scarcity that many speculate its inclusion can only be post-publication. Our copy complies with the Davidson, Mitchell and Kroepelien copies, having the map at p262. The NLA copy has the map at p264. Watkin Tench (1758?-1833) entered the Marines in 1776, and fought in the American War of Independence rising to the rank of First Lieutenant. Following his promotion to Captain, Tench volunteered to serve in the proposed Colony of New South Wales and travelled on board the transport Charlotte arriving at Botany Bay in 1788. An acute and perceptive observer, he took careful note of the new experiences provided by the Australian continent and his fellows' reactions to it. When not writing these down, Tench lead several expeditions into the interior, discovering amongst other things the Nepean River, which he traced to the Hawkesbury. He failed however to conquer the Blue Mountains, the expedition having to turn back at the Razorback. Tench's book was an immediate success with the public, and ran to three editions in England during 1789 and many others in Dublin, France, Germany and the Netherlands. A contemporary review testifies to this success: ?A regular, connected, and seemingly well authenticated narrative of the expedition, and of the adventures of the emmigrant. Our author's modest preface, and unassuming manner throughout the whole of this little work, entitle him to our attention and regard? (Critical Review, May 1789). Ferguson, 53; McLaren, 'Lapérouse in the Pacific', 813; Davidson, p75; Hill, 1686 (without the map); Kroepelien, 1280. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        John Hancock

      January 6, 1789. Partly Printed Document Signed <I>“John Hancock”</I> twice IN TYPE as Governor of Massachusetts and signed <I>“John Avery junr Secy”</I> twice IN INK as Secretary of the Commonwealth, one page, 9.25” x 12.5”, on laid paper. Seal of Massachusetts affixed in the upper left. Small loss at two fold intersections in blank areas and uniform toning along blank margins from prior framing. Fine condition.<br /><br />In part, <I>“These are in the Name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to will and require you, in manner as the Law directs for calling Town-Meetings, to cause the freeholders and other inhabitants of the town of Sherburn duly qualified to vote for Representatives to the General Court of this Commonwealth, to assemble on Thursday, the twenty-ninth day of January current, to give in their votes for a Representative, who shall be an inhabitant of the district of Middlesex to represent the said District, in the Congress of the United States of America, to the Selectmen who shall preside at said meeting…”</I> Signed at the conclusion by Hancock in type and by Avery in ink.<br /><br />Beneath this is a second statement, also signed at the conclusion by Hancock in type and by Avery in ink. In full, <I>“These certify, that the returns from the several towns, within the district of Middlesex respecting the choice of Representative, to represent the people thereof, in the Congress of the United States, have been examined agreeably to the resolution of the General Court, passed the twentieth of November 1788, by which it appears, that The Hon. Nathaniel Gorham & Elbridge Gerry Esqrs have had the greatest number of votes in the returns from the said district, in which no person has been chosen.”</I><br /><br />Nathaniel Gorham, a Member of the Continental Congress in 1782, 1783, 1786, 1787, and 1789, and its President from June 6, 1786, to February 2, 1787, and a Signer of the Constitution, never served in the U.S. Congress.<br /><br />Elbridge Gerry, a Member of the Continental Congress from 1776-1780 and 1783-1785, and a Signer of the Declaration of Independence, served in the First and Second U.S. Congresses (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1793) and as President James Madison’s Vice President (1813-1814).<br />

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        Observations on the Slave Trade and a Description Of some Part of the Coast of Guinea

      During a Voyage Made in 1787, and 1788, in Company with Doctor A. Sparrman and Captain Arrehenius. First edition. 8vo. Period style half calf over marbled boards, red morocco label to spine, gilt. xi, 67pp. London,

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        REVOLUTIONS de PARIS dédiées à la Nation et au district des Petits-Augustins, pub. par L. Prudhomme. Premier trimestre (12 juillet 1789-10 octobre 1789).

      Paris 1789 - in-8, pagination multiple, 28 pp. de tables, 22 gravures, veau brun, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Coiffes et coins usés, épid. sur les plats. Très rare spécimen de reliure révolutionnaire. Le dos est orné de caissons où alternent une Bastille entourée de canons et un bonnet phrygien tenu sur un bâton entouré de la devise "Vive la Liberté". Au bas du dos on trouve une pièce de titre où est inscrit "Epoque mémorable 12 juillet 1789" (un peu effacé), date du premier numéro du célèbre journal (contenu dans le présent recueil). Tête de collection du célèbre journal, qui comprend notamment l'importante introduction. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Provincia di Pavia a norma del compartimento della Lombardia Austriaca pubblicatosi l'anno 1786

      Pavia prov. 1789 - Rara carta geografica raffigurante il territotio della provincia di Pavia con l'indicazione dei relativi confini. Il titolo, in alto a destra, è iscritto in decorativo cartiglio. Nell'angolo in basso a sinistra l'indicazione della scala in "Miglia 9 comuni d'Italia a 60 per ogni grado". In basso la dedicata a Sua Altezza Alberigo XII D'Este Visconte Trivulzio. L'incisione fa parte di una serie di sette carte geografiche, disegnate dal monaco olivetano Mauro Fornari, che illustrano le rispettive provincie del compartimento della Lombardia Austriaca. Piega centrale mm 380x400

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        A Tour to the West of England in 1788.

      London: Printed for Robson and Clarke, 1789.. [English Topography]. FIRST EDITION. Octavo (22 x 14cm), pp.viii, 602 [4]. In contemporary speckled tan calf boards, recently re-backed to-style with original green title label pasted to spine. Pencil ownership inscriptions of A. FitzAlan to pastedowns, dated 1899. Thumbing and chipping to edges of title page. Final leaf of text with a 4cm tear horizontally across the middle. Moderate wear to boards. Very good. A popular tour of the West Country, from London via Oxford and Worcester down towards St Austell and Lostwithiel in Cornwall, where the author investigated the state of the tin mining industry and local fishing for pilchards. Returning along the south coast, he visited places such as Lyme, Portland, Lymington, Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight, and the new canal from Basingstoke to the Wey. Shaw was eventually driven to insanity and an early death by his work on 'History and Antiquities of Staffordshire', one volume of which was published in 1798.

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        1808 4 Volume Thomson Bible - First Bible Printed by a Woman in America

      - The first ever translation into English of the Septuagint, the first English translation of the New Testament by an American, and the first Bible printed by an American woman - Jane Aitken. The translator had served as the secretary of the Continental Congress and as a classical scholar - when he had retired from public life in 1789 - he was to turn his interest in the Bible and Greek to the 20 year task of producing this monumentally important work. Its printer was the daughter of Robert Aitken, who had printed the first Bible in English in America. A major edition of the English Bible, this is essential for any Bible collection, not just for collections of American Bibles - though as an American Bible and simple Americanum it has a revered place. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Journal de ce qui s'est passé aux états généraux de 1614, assemblés à Paris par ordre du roi Louis XIII. Relié avec 3 autres pièces importantes sur les Etats-Généraux

      (Paris) 1789 - In-4° cartonnage d'attente de l'époque.97 [3] pages. Les Etats généraux de 1614 se tiennent à Paris du 27 octobre 1614 au 23 février 1615, peu après la déclaration de majorité de Louis XIII et le voyage de celui-ci dans les provinces de l'ouest. Ils se déroulent donc au moment où le pouvoir royal se raffermit face aux man?uvres des grands féodaux. Ce sont les derniers états généraux avant ceux de 1789 - - - - - - - - - - Relié avec BOUND WITH : 2- Charles-Pierre Bosquillon : Code national, dédié aux Etats généraux (Genève, 1788), 233 pages. Au mois d'octobre 1788 parut à Genève (Paris), sans nom d'auteur, un ouvrage intitulé : Code National, dédié aux États-Généraux. On sait que c'était l'oeuvre d'un avocat au Parlement de Paris, nommé Charles Pierre Bosquillon. En 1788, Bosquillon, que nous retrouverons plus tard au cours de notre étude, était officier du Grand-Orient, député de la Révérende Loge Sainte-Sophie, formée avec les anciens membres de la Révérende Loge Réunion des Américains. En 1789 et 1790, Bosquillon remplira les mêmes fonctions, et en 1791 et 1792 il sera 2e expert à la Chambre des Grades du Grand-Orient. La Loge Sainte-Sophie avait été constituée par la Grande Loge le 19 novembre 1772 et renouvelée par le Grand-Orient le 21 mars 1775. De 1773 à 1785, son Vénérable fut Gouillard, docteur agrégé de la Faculté des droits et Universités de Paris, officier adjoint au Grand-Orient. Son député fut Courteil de Maupas, avocat au Parlement. Parmi ses membres, en 1775, figuraient : Darcet, Brossier, Dupuis, de La Croix. Dès les premières lignes de l'avant-propos l'auteur révèle sans ambages le but de sa publication : C'est de faire connaître, tant aux citoyens ordinaires qu'aux gens en place, quelles sont les véritables borne de l'autorité royale Le Code National fut écrit peu après l'affaire de la place Dauphine. C'est un ouvrage essentiellement maçonnique dans ses doctrines et dans ses procédés. Pour les francs-maçons, le Roi n'est pas à craindre ; l'ennemi, c'est la Reine ; aussi, après avoir étudié l'étendue et l'intensité du pouvoir royal, il pose, en l'appliquant au Roi, ce problème que le maçon en travail de loge pose aux nouveaux initiés : « Dieu peut-il se suicider ? » Il conclut à la négative et en profite pour attaquer la Reine. Puis il dévoile très clairement le plan de campagne à suivre, la manière de préparer la nation dans le cas où l'armée interviendrait, comme il est présumable, pour défendre le trône. D'ores et déjà, il est entendu que ce ne sera pas le Roi mais son entourage que l'on devra rendre responsable de l'appel des troupes. - - - - - - - - - - - - 3- Guy-Jean-Baptiste Target : Les Etats Généraux convoqués par Louis XVI les trois parties ensemble (1789), 110 pages. Jean-Baptiste Target (1733-1806), lawyer and jurisconsult. Was received as avocat before the Parlement of Paris in 1752, and over the next thirty-five years earned a reputation as the foremost legal expert at the Parisian bar. Target was one of the prime movers in the Revolutionary national patriot party in 1788-1789. He contributed notably to the Constituent Assembly's legal, constitutional and administrative reforms. With the institution of the new judiciary in Revolutionary France, Target entered the magistracy, becoming judge and later president of one of the capital's civil tribunals. He helped prepare the Civil and Criminal Codes under Napoleon. Target's lifelong stature in legal affairs was reflected in his election to the Académie Française in 1785 and his later appointment to the Institut national (Scott & Rothaus, Historical Dictionary of the French Revolution, ii, p. 936). - - - - - - - - - 4- ANTRAIGUES (E.-L.-H. de Launay, Comte d')]. : Mémoire sur les États-Généraux, leurs droits, et la manière de les convoquer. (En Languedoc, 1789), 180 pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'Amour désarmé. Armor wird von der Göttin Venus entwaffnet, sie nimmt seinen Bogen, während Pan den Köcher mit den Pfeilen stiehlt. Kupferstich von Chr. Guerin nach dem Gemälde des Correggio.

      (Paris, se vend chez l'Auteur, ca. 1789). - Format (Platte): 598 x 410 mm. Blattgröße: 615 x 425 mm. *Vorliegend ein früher Abzug noch vor der Schrift (spätere Abzüge trugen am Unterrand die Bezeichnung "Grave par Chr. Guerin d'apres le tableau de Correge etc.". / Belle epreuve avant lettre. - "Dieses Blatt gründete den Ruf des Künstlers" (Nagler). - Christophe Guérin (* 1758 in Straßburg; &#134; 1831) war ein französischer Zeichner und Kupferstecher. Er wurde an der École des Beaux-Arts in Paris ausgebildet; u.a. bei Nicolas-René Jollain und Müller. Christophe Guérin wurde Straßburg Lehrer und Leiter der neu gegründeten "École gratuierte de Dessin" sowie 1803 Kurator des neuen "Musée de Beaux-Art de Strasbourg". - Außenränder außerhalb des Plattenrandes teils alt hinterlegt, die Ecken rückseitig mit Montagespuren. Die weißen Ränder mäßig gebräunt. Insgesamt ein sehr schöner noch gratiger Abzug mit Rand, die wenigen bekannten Exemplare (u.a. British Museum und Paris) sind meist über den Plattenrand beschnitten. Rückseitig mit 2 alten Sammlerstempeln "R. Saalborn" und "P" in Oval. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1200

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        Esprit de Mably et de Condillac, relativement a la morale et a la politique. Tome 1-2. Grenoble, Le Jay

      1789 - 2 vols. First Edition. 8vo, viii, 404; [4], 192, 260, [8]pp, contemporary marbled calf [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Liber memorialis de Caleostro quum esset Roboreti.

      - [Mori, Michelini e Tetoldini, 1789], in-4, cartonatura decorata moderna, pp. 31, [1]. Prima edizione, assai rara, delle memorie sulla dimora di Cagliostro in Rovereto. Tiratura con la scritta "erraga [sic] corrige" a pag. 31. Nome dell'autore, luogo di stampa e tipografo da Melzi, vol. 2., p. 126. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Provincia di Cremona a norma del compartimento della Lombardia Austriaca pubblicatosi l'anno 1786

      Cremona prov. 1789 - Rara carta geografica raffigurante il territorio della provincia di Cremona con l'indicazione dei relativi confini. Il titolo, in alto a destra, è iscritto in decorativo cartiglio. Nell'angolo in basso a sinistra viene riportata la scala in "Miglia 9 comuni d'Italia a 60 per grado". In basso si legge la dedicata a Sua Eccellenza Antonio Marchese Visconti Aimi. L'incisione fa parte di una serie di sette carte geografiche, disegnate dal monaco olivetano Mauro Fornari, che illustrano le rispettive provincie del compartimento della Lombardia Austriaca. mm 376x393

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        A narrative of four journeys into the country of the Hottentots, and Caffraria. In the years one thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven, eight, and nine. Illustrated with a map, and seventeen copper-plates.

      Johnson London 1789 - First edition. 4to., x (numbered i-xii, vii-viii not issued), 171, [i], iv pp., large folding map, 17 engraved plates, uncut in original boards, paper spine and label, light edge and corner wear, slipcase. a fine copy, A choice copy in original boards. Paterson accompanied Colonel Gordon and Jacob van Reenen in several trips to the interior. The principal feature of the work is the descriptions of botanical specimens collected. The author is credited with having brought to England the first giraffe-skin ever seen there. The French traveller Le Vaillant several times refers to Paterson's researches in high terms. Paterson dedicated the book to Sir Joseph Banks. Mendelssohn II, 143. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bibliotheca Maphaei Pinellii Veneti

      Carlo Palese for Lorenzo Baseggio. 6 volumes, 8vo (230x156 mm). Maffeo Pinelli's portrait as a frontispiece (engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi), LIV, 377, (3 blank) pp.; V, 468 pp.; IV, 367, (1 blank) pp. and 1 folding plate (specimen of the Pinelli's papyrus); LVI, 471, (1 blank) pp.; VIII (the first is a blank), 360 pp. with V engraved plates; XVI, 365, (3 blank) pp. The last three volumes are in Italian: La libreria già raccolta con grande studio dal signor Maffeo Pinelli veneziano, descritta e con annotazioni illustrata da don Jacopo Morelli. Contemporary marbled cardboards with lettering-piece on spines. A beautiful uncut copy. FIRST EDITION, privately printed and edited by Jacopo Morelli, the librarian of the Marciana Library, of the catalogue of the celebrated Maffeo Pinelli's book collection, one of the most significant in Europe. The catalogue was published with the purpose of selling the library, which was actually purchased soon after, for £6000, from Maffeo's heirs by the British bookseller James Edwards together with his partners Robson and Clarke to be sold at auction in London. The sale took place in two sessions in 1789 and 1790. Pinelli's is one of the most important Italian private library catalogues ever published. Vols. 1-3 contains classical and oriental books (7953 titles); vols. 3-4 Italian literature, manuscripts, incunables, French, English and Spanish books, books on vellum, medals, etc. (overall 4610 items). The final volume provides the essential indexes. Maffeo Pinelli was born into a wealthy family, whose members for almost two centuries were the official Ducal printers to the Republic of Venice. Beside the family business, Maffeo assembled in his life a valuable collection of coins, medals, books, prints, statues and paintings that were put up for sale after his death in 1585. In the same year, his fellow student and friend Jacopo Morelli compiled the catalogue of the paintings (Catalogo di quadri raccolti dal fu Signor Maffeo Pinelli ed ora posti in vendita, Venezia 1785) and, upon request of Maffeo's stepfather, Daniele Zanchi, the catalogue of the library (cf. L. Borean e S. Mason, Il collezionismo d'arte a Venezia. Il Settecento, a Venice, 2009, p. 289). "Ce catalogue est un des meilleurs qui existent, tant par la valeur et le nombre des ouvrages curieux qui le composent, que par la manière dont il est redigé, et par les notes savants dont l'a enrichi le célèbre M. Morelli. Maphée Pinelli, directeur de l'imprimerie ducale à Venise, avoit l'une des plus belles bibliothèques de l'Europe" (Peignot, p. 118). Catalogo unico, IT\ICCU\TO0E\006958; Cicogna, 4380; De Ricci, p. 89..

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        Mémoires. Traduits par lui-même sur l'original allemand, augmentés d'un tiers, et revus sur la traduction, par M. de ***.

      A Strasbourg, Chez Treuttel, A Paris, Chez Onfroy 1789 - 3 vol. in-8, VIII-XXX-419-(3), 400 pp. et 403 pp., planches, demi-basane rouge, dos à nerfs orné de filets et de fleurons dorés (rel. de l'époque). Ex-libris Daniel Pichon. Nouvelle édition ornée de trois frontispices et de six gravures. Frédéric de Trenck est un des personnages les plus fascinants de son temps. D'une culture exceptionnelle, il fut présenté très jeune par Frédéric II à Voltaire, Maupertuis ou encore La Mettrie. Il fut aussi brillant dans la carrière militaire. Son existence pleine d'aventures et de rebondissements est à découvrir dans ses mémoires qui sont le meilleur de ses ouvrages. Bon exemplaire.

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        The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay, with an Account of the Establishment of the Colonies of Port Jackson & Norfolk Island... to which are added the Journals of Lieuts. Shortland, Watts, Ball & Capt. Marshall... [Edited by John Stockdale].

      London: John Stockdale, 1789. Quarto, portrait and engraved title, six folding engraved charts and 47 engraved plates; bound with the final leaf of advertisements; a fine, large uncut copy (several leaves unopened) in a handsome later binding. First edition: a superb uncut copy of the foundation book of European settlement in Australia. Based on the Governor's journals and despatches and assembled into book form by the London publisher Stockdale, this is - as the official account of the first settlement - the single most important book to describe the journey to Botany Bay and the foundations of modern Australia. The accounts describes events from March 1787, just before the First Fleet sailed from the Isle of Wight, up to September 1788. There is a chapter dealing with the fauna of New South Wales, appendices detailing the routes of various ships to Botany Bay, from Botany Bay to Norfolk Island and from Port Jackson to various other ports, and finally a list of convicts sent to New South Wales. The book also contains some excellent maps by John Hunter and William Dawes, including the first of the Sydney Cove settlement, which shows in detail the buildings and "progress" which had been made by July 1788.Davidson summarises the importance of this volume: 'Being the authentic record of first settlement the work's importance cannot be over-emphasised, and no collection [of Australiana] can be complete without a copy', and Wantrup notes that 'as a detailed and officially sanctioned account of the new colony, the first edition of Stockdale's Phillip is a key work and essential to any serious collection of Australian books'. In superb condition.

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