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        INTRODUCCIÓN Á LA HISTORIA NATURAL Y Á LA GEOGRAFÍA FÍSICA DE ESPAÑA POR D. GUILLERMO BOWLES. TERCERA EDICIÓN

      Madrid 1789 - Materia: Libro antiguo del siglo XVIII. Historia natural. Geografía física. España. Publicación: Madrid, En la Imprenta Real, 1789. Descripción física: Cuarto menor (21 cm.) 13 hojas, 554 páginas. Encuadernación plena piel de época con nervios, dorados y tejuelo en el lomo. Notas: Es la tercera edición: la más buscada por contener las notas previas de J. Nicolás de Azara. Error de paginación de la página 279 pasa a la 300. Conservación:Muy buen estado, portada con ligeras manchas de óxido resto papel muy limpio y fuerte. Revisado completo. RBS1 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA MARGARITA DE DIOS]
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        Monographia staphylinorum Sveciæ. + Monographia caraborum Sveciæ. + Monographia curculionum Sveciæ.

      1789 - Uppsala, J. Edman, 1789. 8:o. (12),81,(1) pp. + Uppsala, J. Edman, 1790. 8:o. 138 pp. + Uppsala, J. Edman, 1792. 8:o. (8),151,(1) pp. Uncut and sewn in contemporary grey paper wrappers, worn, with MS title. Spine partly defective, wrappers partly soiled. Occasional browning and soiling, pp. 7-10 loose in the second work, minor tear in outer margin of the last work. Contemporary MS note stating that the volume is a gift from the author. Signature. Gustaf von Paykull (1757-1826) was torn between a literary and a scientific career, but after having received the scolding remark that he was one of the foremost among Sweden's second-rate poets, he decided to devote more time to science. As an entomologist he published some ten to twenty findings in the transactions of the Swedish Academy of Sciences and separately, among other things, the present works, which are beautifully printed by Edman in Uppsala. Paykull was made a baron in 1818 as a thank you gesture for donating his large collection of natural history specimens to the Swedish Academy of Sciences, where it formed the basis of Naturhistoriska riksmuseet [The Natural History Museum]. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Oeuvres de Ciceron. Traduction nouvelle. 8 Bände

      Paris, Moutard, 1783-1789. - Marmorierte Ledereinbände der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung. Querard II, 209: "La traduction des quatre premiers volumes est de Desumeunier, celle des trois suivants est de Clément, enfin le huitième volume a été traduit par MM. Guéroult." Enthält nur die rhetorischen Werke des Cicero. Die Ausgabe wurde nicht weiter fortgesetzt und ist damit mit 8 Bänden komplett. Vgl. Schweiger, Handbuch der classischen Bibliographie, 1 Abt. S. 234. – Einbände etwas beschabt und bestoßen, stellenweise minimal fleckig, insgesamt sauber und gut. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memorie istoriche della Chiesa Vescovile di Monteregale in Piemonte dall'erezione del Vescovato sino a' nostri giorni [.].

      nella Stamperia Reale,, Torino, 1789 - 2 volumi in-4° (cm. 26), legature leggermente successive in m. tela con titolo su tasselli ai dorsi, piatti marmorizzati, tagli spruzzati; pp. [8] XXVI 327 [1], [4] 516 in buono stato, con alcuni fregi silografici, 2 vignette araldiche in rame n.t. e molti stemmi araldici in silografia (sporadiche fioriture, lievi bruniture e alcuni segni d'uso). Edizione originale e unica di una famosa opera sulla storia ecclesiastica di Mondovì dedicata al vescovo Giuseppe Antonio Maria Corte. Il primo volume è di biografie, il secondo di documenti. Cfr. Lozzi 5249n. Esemplare molto buono.

      [Bookseller: Gabriele Maspero Libri Antichi]
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        EXTRAIT DES REGISTRES DU CONSEIL SUPÉRIEUR DE SAINT- DOMINGUE. DU VINGT-NEUF DÉCEMBRE MIL SEPT CENT QUATRE- VINGT-NEUF

      Port-au-Prince: Chez Bourdon, 1789. Folded folio sheet, retaining the conjugate blank. Minor edge wear, small areas of discoloration on front page, else near fine. Untrimmed. A rare extract from the records of the Higher Council of Saint Domingue, from Dec. 29, 1789. This measure, ignoring the ongoing French Revolution, suspends an assignment entrusted to Mr. Ruotte on the visit and inventory of courts administration services and bailiwicks in Cap Français. Very rare, with only one copy in OCLC, at the John Carter Brown Library. OCLC 79464087.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Recherche des Principes de l'économie politique, ou Essai sur la science de la police intérieure des Nations libres, Dans lequel on traite spécialement de la population, de l'agriculture, du commerce, de l'industrie, du numéraire, des especes monnoyées, de l'intérêt de l'argent, de la circulation des banques, du change, du crédit public, et des impôts. Par le Chevalier Jacques Steuart, baronnet.

      de l'Imprimerie de Didot l'ainé 1789-1790, A Paris - 5 vol. in-8 de XVLIV-458-(1) pp. ; VII-(1)-499 pp. ; XLII-(2)-431 pp. ; (2)-VIII-456 pp. et VIII-569 pp., basane marbrée, dos lisse orné, pièces de titre en maroquin noir et de tomaison en maroquin rouge (reliure de l'époque). Première édition française rare de cet ouvrage qui marque le point culminant de la pensée économique brtannique avant la publication de la Richesse des nations. C'est dans ce livre qu'apparaît pour la première fois le terme économie politique en anglais. Oeuvre majeure de l'économiste écossais James Steuart (1712-1780), publiée en 1767 en 2 vol. in-4 à Londres. Il est le précurseur d'Adam Smith et ses théories sur la population anticipent largement celles de Malthus ; Il a posé de façon tout à fait moderne les grands principes qui opposent toujours les théoriciens pour déterminer l'organisation optimale du paysage économique. Le traducteur Etienne-François de Senovert (1753-1831) se plaint dans la préface de ce que l'oeuvre de Steuart n'a pas eu, à son apparition le succès qu'elle méritait. Il se plaint aussi qu'on l'a souvent copiées sans le citer ; il s'élève notament contre Adam Smith lui-même. Steuart, éclipsé après 1776, fut redécouvert à la fin du XIXe siècle par des disciples allemands qui l'ont toujours reconnu en tant que vrai fondateur de la science économique. « Sir James Steuart had misfortune to be followed by Adam Smith in less than a decade. Otherwise, his work would probably have served as the standard English economic text » (Carpenter, Economic Bestsellers, p. 20). Pour Joseph Schumpeter (History of Economics Analysis, p. 176) il s?agit d?une « oeuvre de première importance ». Bon exemplaire. Coiffes usées, quelques rousseurs. Manque à Enaudi et à Golsmith ; Kress, s. 5268.

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        La musica. Poema di D. Tommaso Iriarte tradotto dal Castigliano dall'abate Antonio Garzia.

      1789 - Venezia, nella Stamperia di Antonio Curti, 1789. In 4to, (cm. 21,5); pp. (48), 149, (1) + XXXIV + ANTIPORTA e 5 TAVOLE finemente inc. in rame da M.S.Carmona, J. Ballestrier, F. Sebna da disegni di G. Ferro: tutte le incisioni, riferite ai passi del poema, dei quali riportano le iscrizioni in spagnolo, raffigurano fanciulle, satiri, e putti con vari strumenti musicali, a fiato e ad arco. Legatura coeva in cartone. Elegante traduzione italiana di questo poema didascalico, pubblicato nel 1779 del letterato e teorico d'arte T. Iriarte (1750-1791); Diviso in cinque canti (Elementi della musica, espressione musicale, Dignità ed usi vari della musica, segnatamente nel tempio; Uso della musica in Teatro; Uso della musica nella società privata e nella solitudine;) ebbe notevole fama e si attirò ampi elogi da parte del Metastasio. Il poema è preceduto da un prologo ed una prefazione, e seguito da dotte annotazioni. "Nel 1780, pubblicato a spese dello stato per volontà del Floridablanca, uscì il poemetto in cinque canti -La Musica- di carattere didascalico, essenzialmente tecnico per l'arte del violino, con generali considerazioni sull'efficacia della musica nel suscitare gli affetti." Enc. Treccani. ". A la tete de ses productions littéraires se place un poeme sur la musique dont le succès a été brillant et que les Espagnols ont classé parmi les chefs-d'oeuvre de leur poésie. Le mérite principal de ce poeme consiste dans l'harmonie des vers." Fetis, VIII, 501. ". d'interesse particolareè il canto IV dove la definizione e la difesa del melodramma sono affidate a Jommelli, il quale, dopo aver elencato i -musicos divinos- (italiani nella maggioranza, con deliberata omissione degli spagnoli) che avevano illustrato il genere, tesse un elogio di Gluck solo paragonabile a quello che I. aveva fatto di Haydn, suo maggiore idolo musicale." Enc. dello spettacolo. Morazzoni, 238. PRIMA edizione italiana. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Compendio della vita del beato Sebastiano d'Apparizio, laico professo dell'ordine de' Minori Osservanti del Padre S. Francesco della provincia del Santo Evangelio nel Messico. [with] Coleccion de estampas que representan los principales pasos, echos, y prodigios del Bto. Frai Sebastian de Aparizio, relig[ios]o. franciscano de la provincia del S[an]to Evangelio de Mexico. Dispuesta por el R.P. Fr. Mateo Ximenez.

      Rome: Stamperia Salomoni I: 4to (24.2 cm, 9.5"). xvi pp., port., 228 pp., [1] f. II: 4to (23.5 cm, 9.125"). Engr. title, [100] of [129] plts.. 1789 From humble carter to revered and beatified lay Franciscan is not an easy course to pursue in life, but Sebastián de Aparicio (1502–1600) accomplished it in Mexico. Although he was married multiple times, he is said to have remained chaste, deciding in 1574 to abandon his secular lifestyle for that of a lay Franciscan. He is said to have had great ability to manage and calm animals, including near-wild bulls. His life was filled with teaching, begging, and accomplishing near-impossible things. => Offered here is the first edition of Ximénez's biography of this beatified Mexican and the fine album of plates illustrating events in his life (see our caption, above). Finding the "life" and the volume of plates together is uncommon. Only by happenstance did the two volumes come to us within months of one another, from two different continents, allowing us to marry them for this offering. For example, in the U.S., only the Lilly and Bancroft Libraries report owning both works. There is some question as to the number of plates in a complete copy of the Colección: Some sources call for an engraved title-page and 128 plates, while others call for 129 plates. There seems not to have been an edition of the Vita in Spanish. Vita: Contemporary Italian binding of quarter leather with "wallpaper" covered boards; edges of boards seriously rubbed and exposing underlying paste boards. Internally very good. Colección: 20th-century Spanish quarter leather, with paper in imitation of treed calf on the covers. Private ownership stamps on title-page. Missing 29 plates; the other hundred in very good condition.

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        DISCOURS PRONONCE A L'ASSEMBLEE GENERALE DE LA PARTIE DU NORD, LE 28 OCTOBRE 1789, PAR M. GATERAU [caption title]

      [Cap Français], 1789. single folded sheet. Minor soiling. Untrimmed. Near fine. This imprint consists of a speech made to the Northern General Assembly, based in the leading city of the colony, Cap Francais, criticising a list of grievances filed by the colony of Saint Domingue. Of particular interest is an article regarding the inherent superiority of the upper class, particularly plantation owners, which the speaker denigrates as bestowing an arbitrary power and dignity on them. These "doleances" (complaints) came from the small planters who were ready to use the French Revolution to attack the grand planters, causing the hierarchy of the colony to deteriorate rapidly. This served as a precursor to the devastating slave revolt which soon followed. A rare imprint, evidently unrecorded.

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        Letters on Slavery to Which are Added Addresses to the Whites, and to the Free Negroes of Barbadoes

      London: Printed and Sold By J. Phillips , 1789. Collation, x,190, errata, possible lacking half title?. Bound in modern quarter calf. Binding in excellent clean firm condition. Internally, pages in very good clean condition throughout. A very nice clean well bound copy. . First Edition. Quarter Calf. Very Good Plus. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        Des Königlichen Stuhls und der Kaiserlichen freyen Reichs-Stadt Aachen Raths- und Staats-Kalender oder Schematismus auf das Jahr Christi 1790. Mit Römisch- Kaiserl. Majestät allergnäd. Privileg, auch des hohen Stadt-Raths besonderer Censur und Freiheit. EA.

      Aachen, bey Heinrich Dullje (Dülje), Buchhändler in der Schmidstraße, (1789). - 14 nn. Bll., 115(1) S. Mit gest. Frontispiz (kleine Ansicht von Aachen, allegorische Darstellung des Genius loci von Aachen, Friedensengel mit der Botschaft "Des Krieges müde. Zu Aachen Friede"). 12°, brauner Lederband der Zeit auf 2 Bünden, über dünnen Holzdeckeln, mit etwas Blindfiletenprägung auf beiden Deckeln, blindgepr. Wappenvignette (Aachener Wappen) auf d. Vorderdeckel u. blindgepr. Fleuron auf d. hinteren Deckel, Reste einer Metallschließe. Einband etwas beschabt; Rücken mit kleiner Fehlstelle am oberen Kapital sowie mit wenigen kleinen Wurmlöchern; etwas größerer Wurmgang am vorderen Rückengelenk (auch am vorderen Innengelenk); von der Schließe sind nur noch die beiden Befestigungen auf den Deckeln vorhanden; Vordervorsatz herausgetrennt; vorderer Innendeckel mit kleinen Bezugspapierfehlstellen, hinterer Innendeckel mit größerer Bezugspapierfehlstelle, so daß hier das Holz des Deckels sichtbar wird; Frontispiz mit winzigem Randeinriss, winzigem Randknick und winzigen Knickspuren in den Ecken; Innendeckelbezüge (Spiegel) und hinterer Vorsatz etwas gebräunt; hinterer Vorsatz mit kleinem Randausriss und winziger Knickspur; hinterer Vorsatz und letztes Blatt mit kleinem Wurmloch im weissen Rand; leicht im Block gelockert; einige Blätter gering angerändert; gering stockfleckig und gebräunt; Frontispiz und Titel leicht fingerfleckig; teils winzige Knickspuren in den Ecken; alter Besitzvermerk (hebräisch) auf dem vorderen Innendeckel, Vorbesitzerstempel auf dem Titel. Beim Einband handelt es sich wohl um einen Einband der für den Rat der Stadt Aachen gefertigt wurde, also um eine Art Originaleinband - insgesamt ein ordentliches, vollständiges Exemplar des Jahrganges 1790 der äußerst selten gewordenen Aachener Ratskalender. Nicht bei Vennen und in der Sammlung Crous. Buch DE [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 M CDD LXXXVI.

      London: Printed for G.G.J. And J.Robinson 1789 - London: Printed for G.G.J. And J.Robinson, 1789, First Edition. 4to Ð 27.8 cm. (2), [8], 327 pp., [1] directions to the binder, (2). with Half-title. Engraved fold-out map of the Crimea (frontis.) & 6 engraved plates including 1 fold-out. 20th century half-calf and marbled boards, endpapers replaced, a very strong and attractive binding; pages crisp and with a pleasing acoustical quality, only the slightest of beginning intermittent foxing, normal offsetting on pages adjacent to plate leaves. A very clean and complete copy in Near Fine condition. Rare. A straight forward account of travels through France, Austria, Poland, Russia, Turkey and Greece, written in the form of letters addressed from Lady Craven to her future husband, the Margrave of Anspach. While in Constantinople she stayed with Choiseul-Gouffier Ð letter forty-five contains comments on his activities as a collector. "Lady Craven is said to have been the first woman that descended into the grotto of Antiparos." (Cox) She was also a noted dramatist and was greatly admired by Horace Walpole, who printed her comedy 'The Sleepwalker' at the Strawberry Hill Press in 1778. The plates depict the source of the River Kaarasou in the Crimea, a Turkish boat, a Turkish burial ground, the Grotto of the Antiparos, Siphanto, and the Convent of Panacrado from the Bay of Gabrio. Cox I pp. 197-98; Robinson, Wayward Women, pp. 87-88. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mémoire en faveur des Gens de couleur ou Sang-Mêlés de St-Domingue, & des autres Isles françoises de l'Amerique, adressé à l'Assemblée Nationale.

      chez Belin, A Paris 1789 - In-8 de 52 pp., couverture papier bleu de l'époque. Edition originale rare. Plaidoyer politique et juridique de l'abbé Grégoire pour l'égalité de droit dans les colonies : « Les dénominations gens de couleur, sang-mêlés, sont insignifiantes, puisqu?elles peuvent également s?appliquer aux Blancs libres, aux Nègres esclaves, etc. mais dans nos isles, l?usage a restreint l?acception de ces mots à la classe intermédiaire, dont les individus Blancs et Noirs sont les souches ». INED, 2139 ; Sabin, 28730. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens]
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        An Essay on the History of Civil Society

      J. J. Tourneisen 1789 - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maria Sanchez]
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        Essays on physiognomy, designed to promote the knowledge and the love of mankind ... illustrated by more than eight hundred engravings accurately copied; and some duplicates added from originals.

      London: Printed for John Murray, No. 32, Fleet-Street; H. Hunter, D.D. Charles's-Square; and T. Holloway, No. 11, Bache's-Row, Hoxton 4to in 2's (34.1 cm, 13.4"). 3 vols. in 5. I: [11] ff., iv, [10], 281 pp. (i.e., 285); 15 plates. II, part 1: xii, 238 pp.; 45 plates. II, part 2: [3] ff., pp. [239]–444; 47 plates. III, pt. 1: xii, 252 pp.; 25 plates. III, pt. 2: [3] ff., pp. 253-437 (i.e., 181 pp.), [9] pp.; 42 plates.. 1789–98 First edition in English of => Lavater's study of character based on physical attributes. Originally published in German (Physiognomische Fragmente, 1775–78), these influential Essays were translated into English by Henry Hunter (1741–1802) from the subsequent French edition (La Haye, 1781-87), and published in 41 parts under the direction of Royal Academy artists Henry Fuseli (1741–1825) and Thomas Holloway (1748–1827), who both contributed illustrations. In fact, Lavater (1741–1801), a Swiss priest and poet, had no part in the new publication; Hunter arranged the endeavor with Holloway and publisher John Murray without the consent of the author, who learned of the project after it had gone to press, and objected, fearing a new edition would subtract from sales of the old. These books contain => over 360 engraved illustrations in the text and => 132 full-page engraved plates, many of which Holloway copied directly from the French edition; it's the multiple images on the full-page plates that produce the proud claim of "more than 800 engravings" on the title-page. They include => portraits of famous wrinkled writers, philosophers, musicians, monarchs, statesmen, and Lavater himself; silhouettes of Jesus and portraits of Mary; details of male, female, and animal attributes; and skulls, hairlines, eyes, noses, and mouths, among other features, engraved by Holloway, Fuseli, William Blake (1757–1827), James Neagle (1765–1822), Anker Smith (1759–1819), James Caldwall (1739–ca. 1819), Isaac Taylor (1730–1807), and William Sharp (1749–1824), inter alios, after works of art by Rubens, Van Dyke, Raphael, Fuseli, LeBrun, Daniel Chodowiecki (1726–1801). The commentary on these images makes this a work of => art history/criticism, as Lavater is both free and detailed in his notes of how various artists handle details of physiognomy and body language to express character and engender beauty. The first systematic treatise on physiognomy was written by Aristotle. Publications on the subject continued steadily throughout the ages, although the developing study of anatomy in the 17th century detracted interest from what later came to be known as pseudoscience. Lavater's is the only notable treatise in the 18th century, and indeed, ". . . [his] name would be forgotten but for [this] work," which was very popular in France, Germany, and England (EB). Provenance: Bookplate of Nicholas Power on front pastedown of all five volumes (related to Richard Power, Esq., of Ireland, listed as a subscriber?); and bookplate of Gordon Abbott on front free endpaper of three volumes, engraved by J.W. Spenceley of Boston in 1905. Contemporary calf ruled and tooled in gilt and blind with gilt board edges and gilt turn-ins, rebacked old style; marbled edges, and blue silk marker in all volumes. Extremities rubbed and corners bumped with small loss to leather. At least one small marginal tear in each volume; offsetting from letterpress on a few leaves; very mild to quite moderate foxing (or none) on illustrations, offset onto surrounding leaves; and other occasional minor stains. Most plates protected by tissue. => A monument of labor, art, and excellent "system" devoted to an exploded but fascinating theory; in fact, a wonder.

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        [PRINTED RECEIPT FOR SUBSCRIPTION FEE FOR SORTIE OF GIBRALTAR]

      [London?], 1789. 1 sheet measuring 3 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, mounted on cardboard backing. Old fold lines. Near fine. Receipt for a print of one of Trumbull's most famous historical paintings, "The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar, 27 November 1781." The receipt reads: "Received the 16th Day of June, 1789, from Rev. Dr. Davis the Sum of Three guineas, being One Half of the Subscription for a Proof Print of the Sortie of Gibraltar, which We promise to deliver, according to the Proposals. [signed] J.Cracknell, Jno. Trumbull, Willm. Sharp." The receipt bears an embossed notary seal. Trumbull had been, up to this point, primarily painting scenes from the American Revolution. Being in England, and finding his Revolutionary scenes none too popular in that venue, he undertook to celebrate a British feat of arms, producing this masterful work. Hailed as the official painter of the Revolution, Trumbull studied painting and art in England and France. The youngest son of the governor of Connecticut, the elder John Trumbull very much wanted his son to go into law. Trumbull did study the law, but gladly joined the fight against the British when the Revolution broke out. He eventually served as Washington's second aide-de- campe, having been brought to the General's attention through some very accurate drawings he had made of British gun emplacements. He rose to the rank of colonel as a deputy adjutant-general, but resigned the commission he finally received because it was dated three months late, a slight his honor could not stand. He refused to return to the law, finding it quite distasteful and chose instead to pursue his true passion, art, against his family's wishes. Though he was never particularly wealthy in this pursuit, he did achieve a certain amount of success in his own lifetime. Among his most famous works are those commissioned in 1817 by Congress to adorn the Capitol building: "The Surrender of General Burgoyne at Saratoga," "The Surrender of General Cornwallis at Yorktown," "The Declaration of Independence," and "The Resignation of General Washington." DAB XIX, pp.11-15. Helen A. Cooper, JOHN TRUMBULL: THE HAND AND SPIRIT OF A PAINTER, (Yale, 1982), pp.10-11.

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        Reales exequias, que por el fallecimiento del señor don Carlos III, rey de España y de las Indias, mando celebrar en la ciudad de Lima.

      Lima: En la Imprenta Real de los Niños Expósitos Folio. [2] ff., 169, [1 (blank)] pp., [1] f., 50 pp., fold. plt.. 1789 Fr. Rico, an Oratorian, describes the memorial services in Lima on the occasion of the death of King Carlos III, as well as the commemorative art work and its Neo-Latin epigraphs. Fray Bernardo Rueda's "Oracion funebre que en las solemnes exequias del Rey nuestro señor don Carlos III" has a sectional title-page and its own pagination. The folding plate is of =>the funeral monument erected in the king's memory. It is an extremely well executed, large engraving, signed by Vazquez and dated at Lima, 1789. NUC and WorldCat locate only three copies in the U.S. Searches of CCPB and the OPAC of the Spanish national library locate three Spanish libraries reporting ownership; COPAC finds no copies in Britain. => The number of "splendid ceremonies" books produced in colonial Peru is small: There is no census but we suspect the number to be around 20. Other interesting aspects of the work are that it is an important source on the social and artistic life of Lima in the decade following the Tupac Amaru rebellion and that it is from one of Latin America's famous presses of "orphan children. Contemporary limp vellum with neatly inked title on spine; all edges inked decoratively. Old blurred stamp on front free endpaper, old single numerals very faintly on title-pages. Small tear in margin of plate, not into image. Overall a very good copy, very clean and with wide margins.

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        ADRESSE A MESSIEURS LES HABITANTS DU PETIT- GOAVE...[caption title]

      [Cap Français], 1789. single sheet. Minor toning. Untrimmed. Very good. A defense of the importance of France's colonies, with a particular emphasis on the business and economic values, by the Marquis d'Aussigne. He warns of the consequences of a split between France and its Caribbean colonies, urging the French National Assembly to allow provincial administrations in the provinces. This desperate attempt to maintain aristocratic control over France's colonies came at the emergence of the Revolution and is a significant example of the futile attempts of the large planter class to preserve power and order. Apparently unrecorded.

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        ADRESSE A MESSIEURS LES HABITANTS DU PETIT- GOAVE.[caption title].

      [Cap Français]. Nov. 19, 1789. - 2pp. on a single sheet. Minor toning. Untrimmed. Very good. A defense of the importance of France's colonies, with a particular emphasis on the business and economic values, by the Marquis d'Aussigne. He warns of the consequences of a split between France and its Caribbean colonies, urging the French National Assembly to allow provincial administrations in the provinces. This desperate attempt to maintain aristocratic control over France's colonies came at the emergence of the Revolution and is a significant example of the futile attempts of the large planter class to preserve power and order. Apparently unrecorded.

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        Aphorisms on Man: translated from the Original Manuscript...

      Small 8vo. London: J. Johnson, 1789. Small 8vo, viii, 224 pages. With a frontispiece engraved by Blake after Fuseli. Old half calf neatly rebacked, a very good copy. Bookplate of PAW. Second edition (first printed in 1788), first state of the plate. The frontispiece is after a drawing by Fuseli (see Essick, Blake and His Contemporaries..., 43 for the original drawing) and is a powerful image. The text notes “End of Vol. I” but no further volumes appeared as a fire destroyed Lavater’s manuscript at the printer. The Huntington Library has Blake’s own copy, extensively annotated throughout. Bentley, Blake Books, 480. Essick and Easson 2, XXXII, 1c. Essick, William Blake’s Commercial Book Illustrations, XVIII. Pencil note at front recording that this copy was purchased from H.D. (Dicky) Lyon in 1987.

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        [MANUSCRIPT LETTER, SIGNED BY FENWICK MASON, GEORGE WASHINGTON'S WINE MERCHANT, REGARDING AN ORDER OF WINE]

      Bordeaux, 1789. Folio, on a folded sheet. Old folds. Old tape along lower half of left margin on first page. Some light soiling and wear at edges. Very good. Letter written to President George Washington by his wine merchants in Bordeaux, signed by agent Fenwick Mason, referring to various wines ordered by Washington, consisting of "26 dozen claret and 12 dozen vins de grave." Mason writes, in part: "We have taken much pains to procure this wine and are well persuaded it is the best to be had but we fear it (the claret particularly) may not be found fit for drinking immediately tho' it is old pure & of one of the first growths since it has just been bottled. As the best wine is always bought in cask, we beg leave to recommend to you to order always somewhat in advance that it may lie 6 or 8 months in bottle to ripen. In our last we told you that no good Champagne wine is to be had here, except when expressly ordered from that place, but a friend of ours at Rheims from whence that wine is sent, has spared us a case of 2 doz bottles (1 doz white sparkling & 1 doz still red) both of the best quality which we take the liberty to send you as a sample. If you find it pleasing we can always supply you by having timely orders. It will require two months to have it prepared and brought to this place. The principal objection is the expence of land carriage, which is heavy. The claret exceeds by a few bottles your orders, as it is in cases of 25 bottles we could not make the numbers nearer." Understandably, Washington would have quite a bit of entertaining to do as president and good wines were obviously necessary. An interesting letter, highlighting the cellars at the White House and the transatlantic means by which one ordered wine in the 18th century.

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        Abhandlungen von anatomischen Einspritzungen und Aufbewahrung anatomischer Präparate. [BOUND WITH:] Die Krankheiten der Haut, ihre Ursachen, ihre Symptome und ihre sowohl schickliche als widersinnige Behandlungen. [AND:] Untersuchung: Warum eingeimpfte Pocken eine gelindere Krankheit verursachen wie die durch die natürliche Ansteckung erregten. [AND:] Eigne Erfahrung und Wahrnehmungen vom Schaarbocke. Nebst einem Schreiben, die monatliche Reinigung der Grönlanderinnen betreffend, und etwas von der Kriebelkrankheit. [FOUR BOOKS].

      

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        JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES

      New York: Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine, 1789. Folio. 19th-century three quarter roan and marbled boards, spine gilt. Hinges and extremities worn, roan stripped in places. Large, old stain on titlepage and slighter staining on following eight leaves. Upper right corner of pages 3-4 and 122-123 torn away, slightly affecting text. The bulk of the text is crisp and clean. Good. Lacks the final forty-two pages and index pages clxv-clxxvii. The original collected printing of the Journal for the first session of the House of Representatives. This volume covers the activities of the House from March 4 to Sept. 7, 1789, a period in which many important legislative events took place. Foremost among these was the discussion of the proposed Bill of Rights. Pages 102- 105 contain some fine tuning of the language of some of the seventeen amendments originally proposed by the House, adoption of which was later defeated by the Senate. Numerous references to individual parts of the Bill of Rights are made throughout the first volume as well. The remainder of the Journal for the first session contains much of the important legislative foundation for the machinery of government, regulating the Customs, Judiciary, Post Office, Mint, and the like. An important and valuable volume in the history of American government, recording all manner of legislative activities from the earliest days of the federal government. EVANS 22208.

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        Blason ou Art H?raldique.

      Paris, 1789, cop. muta, pp. (4) con 33 tavole, delle quali 28 di cm. 44 x 29,5 quattro 22 x 29,5 ed una 65 x 51, tutte incise in rame.

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        Tapis, tapisserie, tapissier. T. de Turquie, T. de haute-lisse des Gobelins et de basse-lisse des Gobelins, Tapissier.

      Paris, (1789) estratto cop. muta, pp. 190/231 con 50 tavole (12 doppie) di cm. 22 x 29,5 incise in rame (laboratori, operai, telai, esecuzioni). - !! ATTENZIONE !!: Con il termine estratto (o stralcio) intendiamo riferirci ad un fascicolo contenente un articolo di rivista, sia che esso sia stato stampato a parte utilizzando la stessa composizione sia che provenga direttamente da una rivista. Le pagine sono indicate come "da/a", ad esempio: 229/231 significa che il testo ? composto da tre pagine. Quando la rivista di provenienza non viene indicata ? perch? ci ? sconosciuta. - !! ATTENTION !!: : NOT A BOOK : ?estratto? or ?stralcio? means simply a few pages, original nonetheless, printed in a magazine. Pages are indicated as in "from? ?to", for example: 229/231 means the text comprises three pages (229, 230 and 231). If the magazine that contained the pages is not mentioned, it is because it is unknown to us.

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        Art du verre. Art de la verrerie. Verre tourn?. Verre au fourneau. Verre a la lampe (instrumens de physique). Fil de verre. Art de peindre sur verre.

      Paris, (1789) estratto cop. muta, pp. 414/572 con 15 tavole ( 7 doppie) 14 tavole ( 5 doppie) 7 tavole ( 3 doppie) 2 tavole 8 (di suppl.) di cm. 22 x 29,5 incise in rame. In totale 46 tavole (15 doppie). Tutte relative alla lavorazione manuale del vetro : strumenti, ambienti, operai, ecc. ecc. Molto interessanti e quasi tutte bellissime, - !! ATTENTION !!: : NOT A BOOK : ?estratto? or ?stralcio? means simply a few pages, original nonetheless, printed in a magazine. Pages are indicated as in "from? ?to", for example: 229/231 means the text comprises three pages (229, 230 and 231). If the magazine that contained the pages is not mentioned, it is because it is unknown to us.

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        La musica. Poema di D. Tommaso Iriarte tradotto dal Castigliano dall'abate Antonio Garzia.

      Venezia, nella Stamperia di Antonio Curti, 1789. In 4to, (cm. 21,5); pp. (48), 149, (1) + XXXIV + ANTIPORTA e 5 TAVOLE finemente inc. in rame da M.S.Carmona, J. Ballestrier, F. Sebna da disegni di G. Ferro: tutte le incisioni, riferite ai passi del poema, dei quali riportano le iscrizioni in spagnolo, raffigurano fanciulle, satiri, e putti con vari strumenti musicali, a fiato e ad arco. Legatura coeva in cartone. Elegante traduzione italiana di questo poema didascalico, pubblicato nel 1779 del letterato e teorico d?arte T. Iriarte (1750 - 1791); Diviso in cinque canti (Elementi della musica, espressione musicale, Dignità ed usi vari della musica, segnatamente nel tempio; Uso della musica in Teatro; Uso della musica nella società privata e nella solitudine;) ebbe notevole fama e si attirò ampi elogi da parte del Metastasio. Il poema è preceduto da un prologo ed una prefazione, e seguito da dotte annotazioni. ?Nel 1780, pubblicato a spese dello stato per volontà del Floridablanca, uscì il poemetto in cinque canti - La Musica - di carattere didascalico, essenzialmente tecnico per l?arte del violino, con generali considerazioni sull?efficacia della musica nel suscitare gli affetti...? Enc. Treccani. ?... A la tete de ses productions littéraires se place un poeme sur la musique dont le succès a été brillant et que les Espagnols ont classé parmi les chefs - d?oeuvre de leur poésie... Le mérite principal de ce poeme consiste dans l?harmonie des vers...? Fetis, VIII, 501. ?... d?interesse particolareè il canto IV , dove la definizione e la difesa del melodramma sono affidate a Jommelli, il quale, dopo aver elencato i - musicos divinos - (italiani nella maggioranza, con deliberata omissione degli spagnoli) che avevano illustrato il genere, tesse un elogio di Gluck solo paragonabile a quello che I. aveva fatto di Haydn, suo maggiore idolo musicale.? Enc. dello spettacolo. Morazzoni, 238. PRIMA edizione italiana.

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        Pratica giornaliera del piloto in altura o sia Metodo breve e facile di tener conto del cammino di un Naviglio in alto Mare. Con le Tavole necessarie alla pratica della Navigazione. Seconda Edizione. Diligentemente riveduta e corretta.

      Livorno, Si trova vendibile nei Negozj di Giovanni Sardi in Via Marsiliana, e di Carlo Giorgi dal Palazzo di S.A.R. Con Approvaziona, 1789. Gr. 4°, XVIII, 1 Bl., 180 S., Mit gestochener Titelvignette, Vignetten an den Kapitelanfängen und -enden sowie 1 gestochener Kompass-Tafel (\"Figura della Bussola, con li Rombi, che ogni Vento, mezzo Vento e quarto vengogo a formare con la linea Meridiana\"). Pappband der Zeit. Contemporary paperboards. Es fehlt der Rücken. Einband stärker bestoßen und fleckig. Spiegel, Nachsatz und Kompass-Tafel mit zeitgen. hs Notizen, Seiten stellenweise gebräunt, schmutz- und stockfleckig, wenige Eselsohren, Dedikationsblatt mit kleiner Fehlstelle an der Seitenunterkante. Spine is missing, boards worn and soiled, handwritten notes on some pages and the plate, pages partly browned and soiled, small loss in the margin of the dedication leaf. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Schifffahrt, Segeln, Seefahrt, See, Schiff, Hochsee, L.

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        The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay

      London: Printed for John Stockdale, 1789. First edition, deluxe issue. Frontispiece portrait, engraved title (in the first state) and 54 engraved plates & charts (31 hand-colored). 6, [errata, blank], viii, [8 list of subscribers], [3 list of plates, blank], x, 298, lxxiv, [2ads] pp. 4to. Contemporary calf, red morocco label to spine, gilt, expertly rebacked, bookplate to front pastedown. First edition, deluxe issue. Frontispiece portrait, engraved title (in the first state) and 54 engraved plates & charts (31 hand-colored). 6, [errata, blank], viii, [8 list of subscribers], [3 list of plates, blank], x, 298, lxxiv, [2ads] pp. 4to. THE RAREST AND MOST DESIRABLE FIRST FLEET BOOK. A beautiful copy of the best First Fleet book in the rare deluxe issue: the official account by its first governor. "A work of primary importance for Australian history" (Hill). Compiled primarily from Phillip's journal, it also includes material from John Shortland, John Watts, Henry Lidberg Ball and John Marshall. Less known is that it includes the first published account of La Perouse's expedition and it was due to Phillip that the documentation of the latter half of the expedition was saved. Phillip's role in the founding of the colony cannot be overstated: "He had a major hand in the organization of the expedition which was elaborately and expensively equipped. He took the fleet of eleven ships (afterwards called the first fleet) out from Portsmouth on 13 May 1787 ... The voyage was notable for its excellent health and disciplinary record. Preferring Port Jackson, some 12 miles to the north, Phillip began the European settlement of Australia at Sydney Cove on 26 January ... [Despite many hardships in the first years of the colony,] Phillip showed considerable ingenuity in managing people and events. He made particular groups responsible for their own food supplies, and in 1790 sent some hundreds of the colonists to the lush Norfolk Island. Holding out inducements of freedom and land, he gave the convicts a stake in the emergent society, where from the first law functioned significantly differently from in England. Notwithstanding a failed punitive expedition against the Aborigines in December 1790, Phillip's rule was marked by an unusual egalitarianism and humanity. He encountered many difficulties, but, by the time ill health and family concerns forced him to leave at the end of 1792, it was clear that the colony would survive" (ODNB). A naval veteran, Arthur Phillip (1738-1814) was apparently at sea by the age of nine and in 1751 was enrolled at the Royal Naval School in Greenwich. He fought in the Seven Years War, participated in the capture of Martinique and the siege of Havana. He is generally thought to have been a spy and even enlisted in the Portuguese navy for a time. Importantly, Phillip - as per ODNB - "always understood that the colony was to be something more than a dumping ground for convicts. Envisaging European commercial expansion in the Pacific Ocean and about the Pacific rim, he told his patron the marquess of Lansdowne that in Sydney's matchless harbour 'a Thousand Sail of the Line may ride in the most perfect Security'; and he told Sir Charles Middleton 'that hereafter, when this Colony is the seat of Empire, there is room for ships of all Nations' ... He was not a great person, perhaps; however, he did great work in New South Wales, and gave the new society features it retains still." "Phillip's writing was like the man himself: honest, direct and unaffected ... It offers a full record of events both on land and on sea in the first months of the settlement, detailing the early expeditions of Philllip and the other officers into the interior around Botany Bay and Port Jackson..." (Wantrup). This copy bears the bookplate of George O'Brien Wyndham, third earl of Egremont. A noted art patron and agriculturalist (not to mention philanderer), this work with its beautiful colored plates would naturally have been of interest to him. The list of subscribers attests to the anticipation surrounding the publication of this work: Thomas Pennant, John Latham, Joseph Banks, Alexander Dalrymple and George Staunton to name but a few. The list of convicts is a major source for Australian genealogy. Ferguson, 47; Hill, 1347; Nissen ZBI, 3158; Wantrup, 5

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        Collected Plays of Richard Cumberland

      97- London- C. Dilly 1789 - A collection of sevenplays byRichard Cumberland bound in one volume. Plays include: The Imposters, Second Edition. The West Indian, Second EditionFirst Love, Third EditionDays of Yore, First EditionWheel of Fortune, Fourth EditionThe Jew, Sixth EditionFalse Impressions, First Edition. The plays are complete with the exception of False Impressions which is lacking the final 8 pages. Richard Cumberland was an English Dramatist and civil servant most famous for his hit play The West Indian which was first staged in 1771. He also edited a short-lived critical journal called The London Review. His plays are often remembered for their sympathetic depiction of colonial characters and others generally considered to be margins of society. The plays in this collection are generally comedies, including The West Indian which was Cumberland's most popular comic work. The Days of Yore is the only drama in this collection and is thought to have been influenced by Horace Walpole's gothic novel The Mysterious Mother. Condition: Disbound with original backstrip in tact but boards detached and missing. Externally, some loss to backstrip and soiling to exposed pages. Endpapers missing. Internally,generally firmly bound. Pages generally bright with some spotting throughout and pages of occasional foxing. Ink signature to title page of The Imposters. False impressions is incomplete with8 pages of text missing. Water rings to pages 18 and 19 of First Love. Overall:FAIR [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ACTS PASSED AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, BEGUN AND HELD AT THE PUBLIC BUILDINGS, IN THE CITY OF RICHMOND, ON MONDAY, THE TWENTIETH DAY OF OCTOBER, IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-EIGHT

      Richmond: Printed by Dixon, Davis, and Nicholson, 1789. Folio. Half calf and marbled boards in antique style, leather label. Some light soiling. Very good. The rare session laws for the Virginia state legislature in 1788, including many implementing the Federal government; Virginia ratified the new Constitution in the summer of 1788, and thus insured its passage. Acts address issues inherent in early American statehood, such as the selection of electors to choose the President and representatives to Congress. Likewise, there are acts to prevent the importation of convicts to Virginia, thus ending the era of "indentured servants"; an act "for the more effectual punishing of conspiracies and insurrections" among slaves; acts preventing incestuous marriage and bigamy; an act concerning the importation of slaves into Kentucky; and numerous other issues relevant to early statehood. Scarce, with fewer than ten copies in OCLC. EVANS 22224. ESTC W23696.

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        Hortus Kewensis, or A Catalogue of the Plants cultivated in the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew (three volumes)

      George Nicol, 1789. Book. Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. three volumes, 8vo, fist edition, contemporary tree calf, rubbed & worn to corners and joints, volume two skilfully rebacked with original spine laid down, red and black title and volume labels to spines, 11 [of 13] engraved plates by McKenzie after Franz Bauer, Ehret, James Sowerby, J.F.Miller and Nodder, 5 folding, (lacking Plates 2 and 12), 13 with minor marginal tear & without loss & the plates generally very good, minor offsetting, extra portrait frontis of Sir John Banks tipped in at volume one title, the copy of the Earl of Roden with his bookplates to front pastedowns. Some pencil crosses and underlining in pencil in a light hand. A very important handbook to the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew, compiled under the name of head gardener William Aiton, but believed to be the work of Sir Joseph Banks and including details of many of the new species brought back to Britain by Banks and others on the Cpt Cook and other expeditions, xxx & 496 : 460pp &547pp : [Henrey 413 & Nissen BBI 9].

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        Mémoire sur les avantages que le royaume peut retirer de ses grains. [À la suite : ] Avis aux habitans des villes et des campagnes de Languedoc sur la manière de traiter leurs grains et d'en faire du pain

      1789 - deux ouvrages en un volume Paris, Chez Barrois [et] de l'Imprimerie des Etats de Languedoc, 1789 [et] 1787, , deux ouvrages en un volume in-4, [4]-447 pages et 10 planches dépliantes gravées sur cuivre, 52 pages, demi-basane fauve, dos à nerfs et orné de l'époque, plats cartonnés anciens, tranches bleues, ÉDITION ORIGINALE avec un nouveau titre du Mémoire sur les avantages que le royaume. : c'est la reproduction exacte et sans aucun changement du mémoire que Parmentier avait publié en 1786 sur la province du Languedoc, dont Barrois n'a changé que le titre et le faux-titre. Première partie: du blé. Deuxième partie: de la meunerie. Troisième partie: de la boulangerie. Exemplaire auquel on a joint l'Avis aux habitans., dans son ÉDITION ORIGINALE, très rare. Une charnière fendue, mouillure claire du le plat inférieur. Manque de papier dans la marge intérieure des pages 81 et 82 avec atteinte à quelques mots, bordures de quelques planches dentelées. Oberlé, Fastes., n° 814. Quérard IV, p. 604. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE CABINET-MAKER AND UPHOLSTERER'S GUIDE; OR, REPOSITORY OF DESIGNS FOR EVERY ARTICLE OF HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, IN THE NEWEST AND MOST APPROVED TASTE

      London, 1789. Folio. 20th-century red morocco, gilt, dentelles, a.e.g. Corners slightly bumped. Bookplates on front pastedown. Internally clean; one plate neatly repaired in the margin. A near fine copy. A key furniture pattern book of the late 18th century. This is the revised second edition, issued the year after the first. Issued by the Hepplewhite family firm, the work was published by George Hepplewhite's widow, Alice, the year after his death. "No compendium of furniture designs had appeared since 1762, when Thomas Chippendale issued the third edition of his GENTLEMAN AND CABINET- MAKER'S DIRECTOR. In publishing the Hepplewhite GUIDE the Taylors were filling a yawning gap. The plates were issued in batches at the beginning of July, September, and October 1787. In January and February 1788 a subscription was promoted in such papers as the Lincoln, Rutland and Stamford Mercury and Williamson's Liverpool Advertiser. The price was 2 guineas. The preface adopts a modest tone: 'To unite elegance and utility, and blend the useful with the agreeable, has ever been considered a difficult but an honourable task.' It stressed the GUIDE's utility to 'the mechanic', to 'young workmen in general, and occasionally to more experienced ones'. A successful subscription 'enabled us to exceed the number of plates originally proposed'" - DNB.

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        State of the Present Form of Government of the Province of Quebec. With a Large Appendix; Containing Extracts from the Minutes of an Investigation into the Past Administration of Justice in that Province, Instituted by the order of Lord Dorchester, in 1787, and from Other Original Papers

      London: Printed for J. Debrett, 1789. First edition. 176 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Quarter black morocco. Contemporary owner's signature at top corner of title leaf. Some soiling and browning of first and last leaves, else fine. First edition. 176 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Sir James Monk (1745-1826), a member of an important family in the magistracy and political life of the province, was named attorney general of Quebec in 1776, and served as deputy judge of the Vice-Admiralty Court from 1778 to 1788 and as chief justice of Montreal from 1793 to 1820.

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        Die natürliche Magie, aus allerhand belustigenden und nützlichen Kunststücken bestehend, zusammengetragen von (...). Johann Nikolaus Martius Unterricht in der natürlichen Magie, oder zu allerhand belustigenden und nützlichen Kunststücken, völlig umgearbeitet von Johann Christian Wiegleb.

      Berlin und Stettin. bey Friedrich Nicolai, ff. 1789. 3. und vermehrte Auflage (nur 1.Bd., 18, mit 214 von 242 Kupfertafeln (20 Bände), 8°. 19,8 x 11,5 cm. ca. 6500 Seiten, Einbände der Zeit mit Lederecken und jeweils zwei Lederrückenschildern, Hardcover in Halbleder, Vorwort von J. C. Wiegleb, In gutem Zustand. die Einbände berieben, die Rückenschilder meist fragmentarisch und kaum noch lesbar, die Lederecken bestoßen und berieben, die Buchblöcke teils etwas braunfleckig, auch die Kupfer davon betroffen, extrem seltenes Werk, vollständig kaum auffindbar, Johann Christian Wiegleb (21.12.1732 in Langensalza geboren, gestorben 16.1.1800 ebenda) war ein deutscher Naturforscher und Apotheker (Entdeckung der Oxalsäure), nachdem in den ersten Bänden mehr Zaubertricks u.ähnliches enthalten war, ging die Tendenz mehr ins Wissenschaftliche mit Experimenten. weiter im Titel: zusammengetragen von Johann Christian Wiegleb. ab Bd.3 (1789) : fortgesetzt von Gottfried Ehrich (sic!) Rosenthal mit einer Vorrede von Johann Christian Wiegleb, ab Bd 6 (1792): Die natürliche Magie aus allerhand belustigenden und nützlichen Kunststücken bestehend, erstlich zusammengetragen von Johann Christian Wiegleb, fortgesetzt von Gottlieb Erich Rosenthal, ab Bd.11 (1796): Johann Nikolaus Martius Unterricht in der natürlichen Magie oder zu allerhand belustigenden und nützlichen Kunststücken völlig umgearbeitet von Gottfried Erich Rosenthal bis Bd.20 (1805), 18 Bände ohne die Bände 4 und 10, Erscheinungszeitraum 1789 - 1805. Versand D: 2,95 EUR Sammlerexemplare, Naturwissenschaften & Mathematik, Naturwissenschaften allgemein, Alte Drucke, Bücher mit Originalgrafik, Erstausgaben, Illustrierte Bücher, Verlagsreihen

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        Preparing to Report to Congress on Public Credit, Alexander Hamilton Establishes the New U.S. Treasury Department’s Forms & Procedures

      New York 1789 - Letter Signed as Treasury Secretary. New York, December 1, 1789. 2 pp., 8 x 10 in. The First Federal Congress established the Treasury Department on September 2, 1789, only three months before this letter. Hamilton became Secretary of the Treasury - actually the very first member of George Washington's cabinet - on September 11. Hamilton speedily created processes to organize and run the new nation's financial system. He requires weekly returns of cash receipts and disbursements, and notes that while monthly returns on import duties will normally not be required, they are for the year about to end. He mentions the need for this information so he can make timely reports to Congress near the beginning of their sessions, with "the information relative to the Revenue which they will necessarily require." In fact, responding to the request of Congress, Hamilton delivered his seminal Report on Public Credit on January 14, 1790. This letter, introducing his subordinate customs and tax collectors to the developing system, is an early and important part of the process. Complete Transcript(Circular) Treasury Department December 1st 1789The Comptroller of the Treasury will forward to you by this or the ensuing post, the whole of the Forms necessary for making your Returns to the Office, and rendering your Accts at the Treasury. You will observe that in these General Forms it is not required, that you should make a monthly Return of the Duties on Imports, and that in the Weekly Returns of the Cash Receipts and Disbursements (and not the Bonds) are only included. It is necessary however to observe that I have special reasons for directing you to make out Monthly Returns of the Merchandize imported, to the 31st of December Instant, in the mode pointed out in my former Circular Letters after which they may be discontinued. The public service requires the strictest care and Punctuality in adhering to the Forms now established and in forwarding them regularly to this Office; I therefore rely on your attention to these points, and if from any Circumstances you should be prevented from forwarding them, in course after they are made out, you will not omit to embrace the first Occasion of transmitting them as soon after as possible so that the whole of the returns required may be certain of reaching me with as little delay as possible. It is particularly desireable that the Returns to the end of the present month may be forwarded as soon after the expiration of it as possible; unless this is done I shall not be able to lay before the Legislature at the early part of their Sessions that information relative to the Revenue which they will necessarily require. I am sir Your obedient Servant A. Hamilton Secy of the TreasuryP.S It is not expected that in making up your accounts to the time [the] comptrollers instructions reach you, you will be able to adhere exactly to the forms of the Receipts transmitted you wither for the payment of the orders drawn on you heretofore, or other disbursements, such as you have taken for disbursements, must accompany your accounts as well as the orders &c with the Receipts on them-in other respects I presume you will be able to follow the forms-Historical BackgroundIn order to place the new nation on firm financial ground, Alexander Hamilton spearheaded the establishment of customs districts, a national bank, impost duties and excise taxes, and counter-intuitively proposed that the federal government take on most of the states' remaining Revolutionary war debts. Hamilton's ambitious plans for the federal government required information from a wide array of inspectors and collectors from districts ranging from Massachusetts to Georgia. In this circular letter, Hamilton introduces the forthcoming forms necessary to provide the Treasury with accurate information on the Returns.Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804). Born on the island of Nevis, in 1777, Hamilton became Washington's aide-de-ca. (See website for full description)

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        VOYAGE EN SYRIE ET EN EGYPTE PENDANT LES ANNEES 1783 1784 1785

      PARIS: CHEZ VOLLAND LIBRAIRE DESENNE LIBRAIRE, 1789. In 8. Dim. 21,5x14 cm. Pp. XVI+383+(1), (4)+458+IV+(2). Bella edizione del 1789 di questa celebre opera di viaggio dello storico e filosofo francese Constantin Francois Volney (1757-1820) che passò tre anni a viaggiare tra Siria e Egitto. Il suo resoconto che servirà di base per le spedizione d'Egitto contiene preziosi informazioni sulla storia naturale, politica, commercio, costumi e tradizioni della Siria e dell'Egitto. All'interno tre mappe ripiegate (Egitto, Siria, Tempio del sole a Balbek) e due vedute ripiegate (Tempio del Sole a Balbek, Rovine di Palmire nel deserto della Siria). Alla prima carta bianca antica nota manoscritta "Quest'opera d'un autore si empio e... come è quello delle Rovine ... sebbene non sia contro la religione ex professo non manca d'essere antireligioso specialmente in luogo del primo tomo, e in parti del secondo, quindi è proibita dalle regole e decreti generali dell'Indice". Timbro di possesso al frontespizio. L'opera è in due volumi ed è completa. In barbe. In buone condizioni. Copertina decorata morbida coeva con carta Leblond a Avignon in mediocri condizioni generali con usure e parti mancanti ai margini e dorso. Legatura in mediocri condizioni con rotture. All'interno le pagine si presentano in buone condizioni con rare fioriture. Beautiful edition of 1789 of this famous work of travel by the french historian and phylosopher Constantin Francois Volney (1757-1820) who spent three years travelling around Egypt and Syria. His resuming will be used as a basis for expeditions in Egypt contains precious information about natural history, politics, trade, costumes and traditions of Syria and Egypt. Inisde there are three folded maps (Egypt, Syria, Temple of Sun in Balbek) and two folded views (Temple of Sun in Balbek, Ruins of Palmire in desert of Syria). In the first blank page ancient handwritten note "Quest'opera d'un autore si empio e... come è quello delle Rovine ... sebbene non sia contro la religione ex professo non manca d'essere antireligioso specialmente in luogo del primo tomo, e in parti del secondo, quindi è proibita dalle regole e decreti generali dell'Indice". Stamp in the title page. The work is in two volumes and it is complete. Uncut copy. In good conditions. Editorial soft coeval decorated Leblond a Avignon cover in poor general conditions with wearings and missing parts in the edges and spine. Binding in poor conditions with cracks. Inside pages are in good conditions with occasional foxings.

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        The Dance of Death, from the Original Designs of Hans Holbein, Illustrated with Fifty-two Woodcuts, Engraved by Thomas and John Bewick.

      Newcastle: For William Charnley. Very Good. 1789. Hardcover. Although the illustrations are solely by John Bewick, the publishers unilaterally chose to include his more famous brother in the title with the hopes of increasing sales. Chips to head and tail of the spine; foxing. ; Octavo; i-xxviii, 1-51, pages .

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        Compendio della vita del beato Sebastiano d'Apparizio, laico professo dell'ordine de' Minori Osservanti del Padre S. Francesco della provincia del Santo Evangelio nel Messico. [with] Coleccion de estampas que representan los principales pasos, echos, y prodigios del Bto. Frai Sebastian de Aparizio, relig[ios]o. franciscano de la provincia del S[an]to Evangelio de Mexico. Dispuesta por el R.P. Fr. Mateo Ximenez.

      Rome: Stamperia Salomoni I: 4to (24.2 cm, 9.5"). xvi pp., port., 228 pp., [1] f. II: 4to (23.5 cm, 9.125"). Engr. title, [100] of [129] plts.. 1789 From humble carter to revered and beatified lay Franciscan is not an easy course to pursue in life, but Sebastián de Aparicio (1502?-1600) accomplished it in Mexico. Although he was married multiple times, he is said to have remained chaste, deciding in 1574 to abandon his secular lifestyle for that of a lay Franciscan. He is said to have had great ability to manage and calm animals, including near-wild bulls. His life was filled with teaching, begging, and accomplishing near-impossible things. => Offered here is the first edition of Ximénez's biography of this beatified Mexican and the fine album of plates illustrating events in his life (see our caption, above). Finding the "life" and the volume of plates together is uncommon. Only by happenstance did the two volumes come to us within months of one another, from two different continents, allowing us to marry them for this offering. For example, in the U.S., only the Lilly and Bancroft Libraries report owning both works. There is some question as to the number of plates in a complete copy of the Colección: Some sources call for an engraved title-page and 128 plates, while others call for 129 plates. There seems not to have been an edition of the Vita in Spanish. Vita: Contemporary Italian binding of quarter leather with "wallpaper" covered boards; edges of boards seriously rubbed and exposing underlying paste boards. Internally very good. Colección: 20th-century Spanish quarter leather, with paper in imitation of treed calf on the covers. Private ownership stamps on title-page. Missing 29 plates; the other hundred in very good condition.

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        Essays on physiognnomy, designed to promote the knowledge and the love of mankind. Translated from the French by H. Hunter.

      London. Murray, Hunter & Holloway.1789-98. 1. Engl. Edition. 5 Bände. 35 x 30 cm. Leder der Zeit. Stärker berieben und bestoßen, drei Deckel neu befestigt, Gelenke locker. Erste Ausgabe der autorisierten englischen Quarto-Edition, in der Ausstattung genauso prächtig wie die deutsche Original-Ausgabe von 1772. Die Kupfer lehnen sich jedoch nur zum Teil an die deutschen Vorlagen an. \" The translation and engarvings were under the superintendence of the celebrated H. Füssli, at whose solicitation Lavater furnished an entire fresh set of drawings\" (L). Stecher waren neben Holloway: Barlow, Bartolozzi, Blake, Grignion, Heath, Neagle, Trotter u.a. Insgesamt etwas gebräunt und manchmal etwas stockfleckig, einige Blätter mit Abklatsch der Kupfer. Mit gest. Titelvignette, 172 (von 174) Kupfertafeln und ca. 360 Textkupfern. Der weniger gute Zustabd der Einbände ist im Preis berücksichtigt. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Physiognomik; Physiologie

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        [Dance of Death] Emblems of Mortality, Representing, in Upwards of Fifty Cuts, Death

      12mo pages inlaid to small 4to. Clerkenwell: Printed for T. Hodgeson, 1789. 12mo pages inlaid to small 4to, 51 pp. Full modern morocco, tooled in blind and in gilt on the backstrip. A bookplate and two previous booksellers? description pasted into the front pastedown. A few leaves cropped at the bottom, the deficiencies supplied in MS. Pages lightly toned. The 50 illustrations in this book have been attributed to both Thomas Bewick and his brother John, but it is believed that they are entirely the work of John Bewick. ?The woodcuts are faithful copies of Holbein?s designs, except for the first, which contained a figure of the Deity habited as a pope, and in deference to Protestant sentiment, was changed for an original design.? (Minns sale 242). One plate, depicting Adam and Eve in the Garden, ink-stained in order to censor some offensive anatomy. Twenty-eight page preface relating the history of the various "Dance of Death" versions. The original issue of this text is exceedingly rare, as the woodblocks were destroyed in a fire.

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        Travels in Spain: Containing A New, Accurate, and Comprehensive View of the Present State of that Country. By the Chevalier de Bourgoanne. To which are added Copious Extracts from the Essays on Spain of M. Peyron. In Three Volumes.

      London: Printed for G. G. J. Robinson, 1789. Complete in 3 volumes. Books measure 8 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches. Collation, xii,472pp, 558pp, 503pp,10pp, index, 1pp errata, complete with all 12 folding plates. Bound in full period calf, flat gilt bands. Calf rubbed, scuffed with some wear loss on edges, hinge joints split, but boards holding, lacking all but one title labels. Bindings are tender, but in good condtion. Internally, previous owners name, address, in ink on endpapers, and one half title, some occasional dust marking. Pages and plates in good condition. Generally a nice clean informative work, in tender full calf period bindings. . First Edition. Full Period Calf. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Stirling Castle

      London: Published by J. Grives, 103 Strand, 1789. Colour-printed aquatint with additional hand-colouring. Lovely contemporary colour. As usual text line is attached on verso of sheet. In excellent condition. Trimmed as usual and mounted on washline background. Mounting sheet is watermarked laid paper. Image size: 11 9/16 x 17 inches. A wonderful view of Stirling Castle, Scotland, in the grand tradition of the picturesque English landscape. Towards the middle of the eighteenth century a trend developed amongst English artists and printmakers, which sought to visually record the natural beauties of England and Wales. Sparked by a sense of national confidence and patriotism, English printmakers began to publish topographical prints of the important sights in the British Isles. In addition to being a visual record of the countryside, they were meant to encourage public recognition of the beauty and history of England. They were aimed at English and foreign tourists who desired a memento of their travels, or at those vicarious tourists who collected topographical prints instead of traveling. At the same time the concept of the picturesque landscape developed amongst artists and printmakers across England and Europe. As an aesthetic theory the picturesque presents an idealized and sentimentalized view of nature. Using this concept, artists strove to depict nature as an aesthetic form, which was designed to evoke awe and amazement in the viewer. This practice developed a visual language for landscape painting that dominated the genre until the onset of the twentieth century. The effects of the picturesque on landscape painting, in a large measure, forms the way we see the countryside today, and the manner in which we perceive and interpret "beauty". According to "the picturesque" nature is wild and abandoned yet it conforms to a symmetrical structure that defines a sense of beauty and visual harmony. This is a wonderful example of a picturesque eighteenth century landscape print. By trimming the image within the platemark and mounting it on a decorative washline background the print has the effect of a landscape painting. The likeness is heightened by the addition of added body colour in the image and the use of a heavy painterly technique of engraving. This practice was common amongst engravers and printsellers who wished to capitalize on this trend for picturesque landscapes of the English countryside. This print is from the famed Oettingen-Wallerstein collection, which was compiled over two centuries by various members of the royal household. The collection is known for its stunning impressions and the immaculate condition of its prints. Clayton, The English Print 1688-1802 p. 155; Lugt, Les Marques de Collections , (Supplement) 2715a.

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        A New Royal Authentic and Complete System of Universal Geography

      Printed for C. Cooke, No. 17, Pater-Noster-Row, 1789-1790. 2nd. Hardcover. Acceptable. Massive folio. Circa 1790. Frontis, 108 plates of 112. Lacking 1 map and 3 plates. 70 plates with double engravings, 17 single engraving plates, 9 single leaf maps, 12 folding maps. Complete in one volume. 990 pages in double columns. Contemporary full calf. Binding is good, front board detached. Corners bumped. Scattered foxing throughout, affecting a few plates, tanning to margins, a few pages have ink blots. Tear to pages 595 and 827, affecting text. The front engraved frontispiece is torn, lacking almost half, with the remainder wrinkled. Minor loss to the corner margin of the title. Single leaf maps are in very good condition. Maps are in fair condition with heavy wrinkling to fold, tears; The Chart map, maps of Africa, North America, Italy, Europe and England are in extremely poor condition with heavy tearing and wrinkling. The engraving plates have old tears, restored by an earlier hand. Sold by subscription, with list of subscribers at rear. No edition stated, presumed to be the 2nd edition, printed 1789-1790 (1787-1788 was the 1st ed). This book went through 6 editions in the 1790s and was revised to reflect new discoveries and English interest in the colonization of New Holland. The book is divided along geographical lines. Much of the content deals with the South Pacific, Cook's voyages and Australia (New Holland). ESTC N42026. Sold with all faults. Contents: (5)-106 Book I, New Discoveries, (107)-314, Book II, Asia, (315)-460, Book III, Africa, (461)-576, Book IV, America, (577)-944 Book V, Europe, 944-947, Supplement, 947-948, Origin and Progress of the Art of Navigation, (949)-953, A General Table of Coins, (954)-959 A New Geographical Table, (960) The Superficial Contents of the Globe, (961)-980 A Guide to Geography, (981)-990 Index, + 2 pp. Directions to the Binder, + 2 pp. A List of Subscribers. For collation / edition history see: Alan Frost, Thomas Bankes's A New Royal Authentic and Complete System of Universal Geography. LaTrobe Journal of the State Library of Victoria, No 8. Oct. 1971. Prescott, A Guide to Maps of Australia in Books Published 1780-1830, p. 242. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.

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