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        Kst.- Karte, v. D.F. Sotzmann n. D. Gilly, "Karte des Königl. Preuss. Herzogthums Vor. und Hinter. Pommern nach Speciellen Vermessungen entworfen .", von 6 Platten gedruckt.

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, dat. 1789, 98 x 206 ( Gesamtgröße ) Nicht bei Stopp/Langel. Monumentale Pommernkarte, von 6 Platten gedruckt und jedes Blatt einzeln gerahmt ( Jede Karte ist in 16 Segmenten auf Leinwand montiert ). - Dargestellt ist Pommern ohne "Schwedisch Pommern". Die Titelkartusche - zusammen mit der Zeichenerklärung - befindet sich unten rechts. Unten links die Erklärung der Buchstaben ( A - Y ), die die Kreiseinteilung zeigt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De jonge reiziger door Nederland. 3 delen. [tweede editie] Amsterdam: D.M. Langeveld, 1797.

      "Origin. karton, 422+450+454 p., ill. Lit.: Tiele 69 (3 delen van de eerste editie, 1789-1790), Mateboer 741, 742 en 743 (3 delen), Buijnsters 512 en 513 (kent één set van 4 delen), Van der Meulen p. 29 (drie delen, 1789-1791); Bodel Nijenhuis 173 (3 delen, 1789-1792)".In 1789 en 1790 verschenen bij Langeveld drie delen van De jonge reiziger, door Jan Aukes Backer, koopman in Harlingen, die wegens achteruitgang van zijn zaken als broodschrijver door Nederland trok. In 1791 volgde nog een - thans uiterst zeldzaam - dunner deeltje IV. In deel I tegenover p. 154 een uitslaande prent van het paviljoen Welgelegen in Haarlem, door J.L. van Beek 1789, naar D. Kerkhoff. Dit is de enige illustratie in het werk. Van de delen I-III verscheen in 1797 een tweede editie, die deels een titeluitgave is. Het vierde deeltje werd hier niet bijgevoegd. De drie delen hebben een gegraveerd titelblad, met een portretmedaillon door F.J. Pfeiffer, voorstellende Charlotte die een brief van Ferdinand leest. Backer laat in deze briefroman een ik-figuur, een jonge en rijke academicus, met zijn knecht door West- en midden-Nederland reizen. Behalve over topografie en historie van de bezochte plaatsen schrijft hij ook over logeerpartijen, theaterbezoek en geeft hij allerlei persoonlijke ontboezemingen. "Het boek dat oorspronkelijk in afleveringen verscheen (drie afleveringen per deel), is een curieus mengsel van topografie en briefroman en was volgens het Voorbericht bedoeld voor "de Vaderlandsche jeugd", maar de optredende figuren blijken de schoolleeftijd al ontgroeid." (Buijnsters) De reis liep van Velsen, Santpoort, Spaarndam, Halfweg, Amsterdam, Zaandam, Amstelveen, Ouderkerk, Naarden, Muiden, Weesp, Haarlem, Heemstede, Bloemendaal, Leiden, Voorhout, Sassenheim, Warmond, Leidsendam, Oegstgeest, Rijnsburg, Noordwijk, Katwijk, Wassenaar, Den Haag, Scheveningen, Rijswijk, Voorburg, Delft, Loosduinen, Monster, 's Gravesande, Naaldwijk, Wateringen, Maassluis, Schiedam, Vlaardingen, Rozenburg, Brielle, Hellevoetsluis, Rockanje, Brielle, Goeree, Overflakkee, Sommelsdijk, Dirksland, Middelharnis, Klundert, Dordrecht, Willemstad, Geertruidenberg, Zwijndrecht, Dubbeldam, Sliedrecht, Gorcum, Woudrichem, Asperen, Heukelom, Leerdam, Vianen, Ysselstein, Ameide, Nieuwpoort, Schoonhoven, Oudewater, Woerden, Bodegraven, Gouda, Zwammerdam, Moordrecht, Rotterdam, Alphen, Buiksloot, Broek, Marken, Monnickendam, Edam, Hoorn, Enkhuizen, Medemblik, Alkmaar, Schermerhorn, Beemster, Purmerend. Over tal van plaatsen worden bijzonderheden meegedeeld, voornamelijk betreffende de situatie in ca. 1790, die men in andere beschrijvingen niet vindt.

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        Emisfero Terrestre Settentrionale . / Emisfero Terrestre Meridionale .

      Rome: Calcographia Camerale. but 1792 1789 - Together two sheets. Each image c. 33 x 46 cm. Original outline colour. Pair of decorative maps of the northern and southern hemispheres. Appearing just after the discoveries Captain Cook, the Pacific Ocean is shown in great detail. The course of Cook's three voyages are delineated on both maps. Tables on either side of each hemisphere, decorated at heads and feet. Small brown spot to centre left of border of northern hemisphere map, else in very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Robert Frew Ltd. ABA ILAB]
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        The Loiterer

      Oxford: Printed for the author and sold by C. S. Rann [others in later parts],, 1789?-90. Octavo (208 x 125 mm) in 60 parts, with printed part-titles for each. Contemporary pale tan polished calf, spine divided in 6 compartments by raised bands, red morocco label, other compartments gilt with central flower tools. Contemporary ownership inscription of R. Ekins at head of front free endpaper. Joints starting, some light chipping and wear, part-title for No. 2 mounted on a stub, Q1 with small marginal tear in corner with loss, marginal worming to a few leaves, a very good copy. First edition, possibly Jane Austen's first appearance in print. This scarce periodical was written by James and Henry Austen while they were at Oxford. Some scholars have suggested that in issue number 9, the letter signed "Sophia Sentiment" was the work of their sister Jane when she was 14. Although Gilson does not include this work in his Bibliography, there is a strong case that the work was written by Jane Austen. According to the British Library, "critics such as Paula Byrne have noted that there are various correspondences between the letter and Jane Austen's juvenilia. Her early, epistolary novel Love and Freindship [sic], for example, has two heroines quite as shallow as Sophia. But other critics, such as Kathryn Sutherland and Claire Tomalin, find it unlikely that Austen would have written a letter so critical of women's reading choices. They suggest that Sophia Sentiment's letter was probably written by one of Austen's brothers." Even if "Sophia Sentiment" cannot be definitively linked with Jane Austen, the experience her brothers had in printing this work no doubt had some influence on her. Gilson suggests that it was through the publication of The Loiterer that she became acquainted with Egerton of Whitehall (who were the London distributors of this work from the fifth number on) who later published her Sense and Sensibility.

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        Monumenta aquensia ad excellentissimum et reverentissimus virum Josephum Antonium Corte primo aquensem nunc monregalensem episcopum. Pars I ( - II)

      Ex Typographia Regia 1789-90 2 voll. in 8 grande, pp. XXIII + (37) + 728 colonne; 56 + 28 + 856 colonne. Lievi abrasioni agli angoli dei p. Legatura in mz. pl. coeva con tasselli ai d. e fregi oro. Alla sguardia del I vol. e' incollato un avviso editoriale d'epoca con notizia dell'uscita dell'opera con dettagliata descrizione dei contenuti dell'opera stessa. Rara e fondamentale opera che ricostruisce le vicende storiche del Piemonte, con particolare riferimento alla citta' di Acqui, a partire da codici manoscritti che coprono il periodo che va dal 1399 al 1699. Compare anche un interessante studio genealogico sulle famiglie nobili piemontesi. Manno II, 6693. Lozzi I, 108, 13, note: 'opera rarissima'. ITA

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Coenobium]
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        An account of the principal lazarettos in Europe; with various papers relative to the plague: together with further observations on some foreign prisons and hospitals; and additional remarks on the present state of those in Great Britain and Ireland

      Warrington, printed by William Eyres; and sold by T. Cadell, J. Johnson, C. Dilly, and J. Taylor, in London. 1789. 4to., with 22 engraved plates (of which 20 are folding) and one very large engraved folding table, viii + 259 + (15)pp., including the half-title, some marginal browning, original (probably) marbled boards with original (probably) printed spine label, entirely uncut with minor binding wear. An excellent presentation copy, inscribed by Howard >on the flyleaf: 'Mr Howard requests Mrs Sampson will be kind enough to accept this book from him, as a small mark of his esteem.'> With Margaret Sampson's ownership signature on following leaf ('Margaret Sampson 1789>') and with the later ownership signature of James Froud ('Jas. Froud 1834>') on title-page. In all a choice copy largely in its original state. First edition. Baumgartner 21. Goldsmiths 13969. This was in effect a sequel to Howard's iconic work on prisons (Warrington, 1777). 'Shortly after Howard had visited his first prisons in the winter of 1773 he became interested in other public institutions and began to investigate bridewells, hospitals, and lazarettos. He soon became aware of the various medical and public health problems which are indigenous in such institutions. As he says in the introduction to the Lazarettos>: 'In my latest tours, I had with pain observed, that notwithstanding the regulations which had been made in our country, and elsewhere, for preserving health in prisons and hospitals, yet that infectious diseases continued occasionally to arise and spread in them. I had also been led, by the view of several lazarettos in my travels, to consider how much all trading nations are exposed to that dreadful scourge of mankind [plague] ....'. He had recorded in the 1784 edition of The state of the prisons> a wish 'that some future traveller would give us plans of this lazaretto [Leghorn], and that at Ancona and other places.' The following year he sailed abroad to do the job himself. The plans and careful notes on the management and personnel of the various institutions he visited constitute the bulk of the Lazarettos.> [Baumgartner p.33].

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        Alphabetum Aethiopicum sive Gheez et Amhharicum, cum Oratione dominicali, Salutatione angelica, Symbolo fidei, praeceptis decalogi & initio Evangelii S. Johannis

      Typis. Sac. Congreg. de Prop. Fide, Rome 1789 - 32 pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. Birrell & Garnett 22; Smitskamp PO 213; Goldschmidt 30 Recent morocco backed boards, a.e.g. Library perforation stamp at foot of title page, else fine

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        The Young Widow; or, the History of Cornelia Sedley, in a series of letters. Four volumes.

      Printed for G.G.J. and J. Robinson. 1789 [4], 242pp; [4], 267pp; [4], 297, [1]p; [4], 378, [2]pp ads, half title. 8vo. Some staining & foxing to text, most noticeable across first six leaves vol. II. Expertly bound in recent half sprinkled calf, raised & gilt banded spines, red morocco labels, marbled boards. Signature of what appears to read B. Hollis, Oct.13th 1795 at head of half titles.ESTC T177867. In early 1789 Hayley is recorded as revising the proof sheets for four volumes which 'were nothing more or less than a novel, which a singular incident induced the poet to compose. It happened that in revising for his literary friend, Charlotte Smith, one of her novels in manuscript, he objected to her mode of terminating the story, and suggested a new train of occurrences for that purpose. The lady, of a most lively and powerful imagination, had anticipated the objections of her friendly critic, and forming from her own fancy a new catastrophe for her composition, had no occasion to avail herself of the poet's suggestion. The idea, however, that he had started, appeared too good to be utterly lost; and he was therefore tempted to build upon it the novel in a series of letters, which he entitled,

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        Document signed with a penstroke.

      Paris, 20. IX. 1789. - Folio. ½ p. Addressed to the Administrator of the Royal Treasury, responsible for the expenditure of the household, M. Marc Antoine Francois Marie Randon de la Tour, ordering him to "pay in cash to our two valets of the wardrobe the sum of seven hundred and thirty two livres, which we granted them as an additional food payment, in consideration of their service during the year" (transl.). - Countersigned by Pierre Jean Baptiste Beaugeard (1764-1832). - Somewhat browned and spotty.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The naval Atalantis; or a display of the characters of post-captains, who served during the late war. By Nauticus Junior. Part II

      Printed for J. Ridgway, York Street, St. James Square, London 1789 - 125pp Softcover 8vo. Cover missing, small tear to front end page, o/wise good condition. Extremely rare. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Kalendario manual y guia de Forasteros en Madrid, para el ano de 1789 ; Estado militar de Espana.

      en la Imprenta Real,, Madrid, 1789 - 2 parties en un volume in-18, 203 pp. ; 106 pp. Almanach royal de la cour d'Espagne comprenant deux titres gravés, une carte d'Espagne coloriée en frontispice et une carte dépliante de Madrid en fin de volume.Aux armes du roi Charles IV, qui règna de 1788 à 1808, jusqu'à son exil en France puis à Rome voulu par Napoléon.Tache sombre en pied du premier plat et sur une partie du dos. Français

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        Disertacion historica sobre la aparicion de S. Isidro Labrador, Patron de Madrid, á los reyes de Castilla, Aragon y Navarra, y á todo el exército christiano, antes de le famosa batalla de las navas de Tolosa.

      N.p. (Madrid), Imprenta Real 1789 - Octavo. Pp. 283. Hardcover, bound in contemporary full calf, gilt-ruled sides, spine gilt, crimson morocco lettering-piece in gilt, marbled endpapers and edges, cloth ribbon marker; extremities worn, last few leaves with some worm trace. A very good copy. ~ First edition.

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        Reports of Cases Determined in the Several Courts of Westminster-Hall

      1789. Includes the First Biography of Blackstone Blackstone, Sir William [1723-1780]. [Clitherow, James, Editor]. Reports of Cases Determined in the Several Courts of Westminster Hall from 1746-1779. Taken and Compiled by the Honourable Sir William Blackstone, Knt. Late One of the Justices of the Court of Common Pleas. Published According to the Direction in His Will, From His Original Manuscript, By His Executors. With a Preface, Containing Memoirs of His Life. Dublin: Printed for Messrs. Chamberlaine, Colles [et al], 1789. Two volumes. [ii], xxxi, [15], 679, [1], 38; [xx],681-1333, [1], 46 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5"). Recent period-style calf. Blind rules to boards, raised bands and lettering pieces to spine. Light to moderate toning to text, some browning to outer edges of margins, light foxing in places, internally clean. A handsome set. * Second Dublin edition. A collection of cases from 1746 to 1779, this work includes contains the first biography of Blackstone. "These reports, with one exception, were compiled entirely by Blackstone from his own notes 'contained in five large note books, all written with his own hand; and prepared for the press, even to an index, and a table of matters...The work reaches down to the end of Michaelmas term, 1779.'(...) The one report not taken by Blackstone himself is the Case of Burgess v. Wheate in Vol. 1, which was reported by Mr. Fazakerly. Blackstone's 'literal errors or omissions' were corrected by the editor, James Clitherow, Blackstone's brother-in-law and executor. The preface in vol. 1...includes an account of the life of Blackstone, which was reprinted verbatim or with slight changes, in many editions of the Commentaries after the author's death. Following the biographical sketch is an account of the compilation and editing of Blackstone's Reports.": Eller, The William Blackstone Collection in the Yale Law Library 227 (notes quoted from entry to 225). English Short-Title Catalogue N48805. Laeuchli, A Bibliographical Catalog of William Blackstone 532.

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        MINUTES OF THE CONVENTION OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA WHICH COMMENCED AT PHILADELPHIA, ON TUESDAY THE TWENTY-FOURTH DAY OF NOVEMBER...FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEWING, AND IF THEY SEE OCCASION, ALTERING AND AMENDING, THE CONSTITUTION OF THIS STATE. [issued with:] MINUTES OF THE SECOND SESSION OF THE CONVENTION OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA.... [bound with:] MINUTES OF THE GRAND COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE CONVENTION OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

      Philadelphia: Printed by Zachariah Poulson, 1789-1790.. Three parts bound in one. 146; [147]-222; 101pp. Contemporary sheep, expertly rebacked with original spine. Very good. In a blue morocco box. Provenance: Robert J. Fisher (early signature). Following the adoption of the Federal Constitution and Bill of Rights, Pennsylvania decided to amend its own frame of government, first established with their radical constitution of 1776. The present volume contains the complete minutes of the 1789-90 convention. Often considered a conservative reaction against the excesses of democracy incorporated into the earlier 1776 constitution, the revised document created a bi-cameral legislature and vested strong executive power in the governor and with a separation of powers modeled on the federal constitution. Among the delegates to the Convention of 1789-90 were Thomas McKean, James Wilson, Thomas Mifflin, Timothy Pickering, and Abraham Lincoln (of Berks County, an ancestor of the president). With this constitution, which was ratified in 1790, Pennsylvania went from the most egalitarian state government to the most reactionary. The proceedings of the convention were printed in three parts in folio, and Evans provides each with a separate entry, although the first two are paginated continuously. The work is very rare with all three parts, with the only other examples appearing in auction records being from the libraries of Jay Snider in 2008 and Samuel W. Pennypacker in 1906. This example with provenance to Judge Robert J. Fisher (1806-88), graduate of Yale Law School and chief judge of the 19th Pennsylvania judicial district, who for over thirty years presided over the courts in York and Adams counties. EVANS 22764, 22765, 22766. ETSC W36272, W36271. SABIN 60018.

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        Essais historiques sur la vie de Marie-Antoinette d'Autriche reine de France pour servir à l'histoire de cette princesses. Essai historique sur la vie de Marie-Antoinette reine de France et de Navarre née Archiduchesse d'Autriche le deux novembre 1755. Rédigé fur plusieurs Manuscrits de fa main; seconde partie De l'an de la liberté françaife 1789.

      s.n, chez La Montensier - Deux parties en un volume in-8 (20,5 cm x 13 cm), vj-79-92 pp. Deux portraits-frontispices de la Reine, dessinés par F.J.Collignon et Raffet, gravés par W.H.Mote et Ch.Ransonnette. Demi-chagrin rouge à coins, dos à 5 nerfs orné de filets dorés, gardes peignées. Reliure postérieure en très bon état. Ouvrage attribué par Barbier à Goupil et Lacroix à Brissot. Ce portrait réunit les calomnies qui conduisirent Marie-Antoinette à l'échafaud. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recueil de chansons epitres elégies composées par madame Lagarde née Bonn EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Sl.: Sn., 1789. Fine. Sn., Sl. 1789 - 1847, In 4 (18x22,5cm), 299pp. (1), relié. - Manuscript written by the author in 1789, when the first poem and binding until 1847.Plein eighteenth mottled calf. spine silent tooled raised. Gilt edges. Rubbing and scuffs on spine and jaw. Slots certain casing of the upper jaw. 3 corners émoussés.Le manuscript was started by the author at the age of 13, 14, and continued until his death; it is composed of many songs (bouquets, couplets, etc.) for a variety of occasions, and some worms. We can reconstruct the life of the author, through his work on small and large events. The manuscript ends with an acrostic poem. The handwritten pages occupy two thirds of the book, the rest remained blank. Precious testimony of the education of girls and the Status féminine.Ex libris Christian Léon-Dufour --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Manuscrit rédigé par l'auteur, de 1789, date du premier poème et de la reliure, jusqu'à 1847. Reliure en plein veau XVIIIe marbré. Dos muet à nerfs orné. Tranches dorées. Frottements et épidermures aux coiffes et mors. Fentes à certains caissons du mors supérieur. 3 coins émoussés. Le manuscrit a été commencé par l'auteur vers l'âge de 13, 14 ans, et poursuivi jusqu'à sa mort ; il est composé de nombreuses chansons (bouquets, couplets, etc.) pour des occasions diverses, et de quelques vers. On peut ainsi reconstruire la vie de l'auteur grâce à ses écrits sur les petits et grands évènements. Le manuscrit se termine sur un poème acrostiche. Les pages manuscrites occupent les deux tiers du cahier, le reste étant demeuré vierge. Précieux témoignage de l'éducation des jeunes filles et de la condition féminine. Ex-libris Christian Léon-Dufour

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        The Lady's Complete Guide; or Cookery and Confectionary in all their Branches....to which is added...The Complete Brewer...also The Family Physician

      London: G. Kearsley, 1789 New edition, revised. This book was first published in 1788, and it was so well received that it sold out in six weeks. It was followed by the present edition, which contain some new material. A third edition followed in 1791. All editions are uncommon, and the first and second are rare: ESTC notes six copies each of these two, three in England and three in America. Contemporary sheep, rebacked in modern calf. Gilt spine. . Octavo. Light stains in the gutters of a few leaves, but a very good copy overall. Mrs. Cole was cook to the Earl of Drocheda. In addition to being a complete cookery guide, she includes a monthly list of things in season for each month, a list of menus, appendices on "The Art of Brewing" and "The Family Physician," and marketing tables. Her book is intelligently put together, and is notable in that she cites authors that she borrowed from, unlike other cookery books of the period.

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        Les Jardins Anglo-Chinois

      Le Rouge, Paris 1789 - (11 1/4 x 17 inches). 493 engraved plates (including engraved titles and text, many folding) [complete]. [Bound with:] Traite des Edifices, Meubles, Habits, Machines et Ustensiles des Chinois . Par M. Chambers. Paris: Le Rouge, 1776. 30pp. [And with:] Description du Douzieme Cahier des Jardins Anglais du Sieur Le Rouge. [caption title]. Paris: 1784. 8pp. Contemporay calf, covers bordered in blind, flat spine divided into compartments, red morocco lettering piece in the second, marbled endpapers Provenance: Archibald Philip Primrose, Earl of Rosebery (armorial bookplate) A very rare complete set of Le Rouge's monumental work on garden design and decoration: "the most important engraved work concerning the history of European gardens during the 18th century" (Bernard Korzus): from the library of the Earls of Rosebery. Art historian Bernard Korzus writes: "the most voluminous and most important engraved work concerning the history of European gardens during the 18th century. As a whole this publication contains the most complete collection of views of gardens of Anglo-Chinese or any other mode. These images document the history of gardening over an exceptionally long period, from the projects of George Loudon at the start of the 18th century for the alterations to Wanstead, to the gardens of Monceau and Ermenonville. The plates also contain a quantity (in part the work of Le Rouge alone) of generic general plans, details of parterres, stands of trees, mazes with views of pavillons, temples, kiosks, and other ornaments in classical, neogothic or chinese style. Also included are numerous representations of bridges, menageries, aviaries, theatres and amphitheatres, grottoes, 'hermitages', cascades, fountains, garden sculpture and other things of that type. Not only are we offered a large overview of the most important gardens, but also many of the second rank gardens of England, France and Germany" (approximate translation, from B. Korzus's essay "Georges Louis Le Rouge Un cartographie franco-allemand du XVIIIe siecle" in V. Royet Le Rouge, Les Jardins anglo-chinois [Paris: 2004], p.50). Georges-Louis Le Rouge (1707-1790) was a famous cartographer, engraver and architect. He was born in Hanover, the son of the French architect Louis Rémy de la Fosse. From 1736 he lived in Paris, where he obtained a position as military and civil engineer of King Louis XV and Louis XVI. Le Rouge began to publish 'Jardins Anglo-Chinois' in 1775 and continued the project over a period of fourteen years. Included are plans, views and details, often adapted from earlier printed sources, and occasionally from original drawings, of Stowe, Kew, Blair Atholl, Buckingham, Richmond, Chiswick, Esher, Claremont, Windsor, and Wilton, Roissy, Saint-James at Neuilly, Marly, the Trianon, Desert de Retz, numerous other locations in and around Paris, Schwetzingen, Wurzburg, Steinfurt and Orianenbaum. Of the greatest historical importance are the quite detailed plans of a number of gardens that have either disappeared completely or been altered to a point where the original intentions of the garden designer are no longer evident (such as the garden at Raincy which now only exists on paper). The theoretical works and garden design manuals on which Le Rouge also drew include works by Thomas Collins Overton, William Wrighte and of course William Chambers. On a more exotic note, and typifying the vogue for chinoiserie, the 99 plates of the gardens and palaces of the Qianlong Emperor of China (in cahiers 14 to 17) are particularly valuable, and evidently much more carefully executed than the versions published by Chambers. All of the plates were engraved after Chinese woodblock illustrations or paintings. Prominently featured is the Yuan-ming-yuan Imperial garden in the north of Peking. In 1744 the Emperor had commissioned an album of 40 scenes that was painted by Shen Yuan and Tang Dai. Woodblock versions of the album were printed in the Yu zhi Yuan ming yuan shi, an illus

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        Carte Du Grand Ocean Ou Mer Du Sud. Atlas Du Voyage De La Perouse No. 3

      - c. 1789. Original hand-coloured engraved map of the Grand Ocean or South Sea made by the French Frigates Boussole & Astrolabe in the years 1785, 86, 87 & 88. Some light foxing but else a very fine map. Free-floating & backed. Size: 76cm x 53.5cm.

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        Anleitung zur Handlungswissenschaft. Vornehmlich zum Gebrauche derer, welche sich mit Polizey, Cameralwissenschaft, Geschichte und Statistik beschäftigen wollen. Nebst Entwurf zur Handlungsbibliothek.

      Göttingen, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1789. - (17,5 x 10,5 cm). (8) 140 S. Broschur um 1920. Einzige Ausgabe dieses sehr seltenen und nicht nur für Kaufleute gedachten Werkes. - U.a. mit Kapitel über Warenhandel, Seehandel, Wechselhandel, Banken, Handlungsgesellschaften, Bankrott, Buchhaltung und über die Einrichtung einer Handlungsbibliothek. - Beckmann (1739-1811), Professor der Ökonomie in Göttingen, zählt zu den wichtigsten Repräsentanten der kameralistischen Schule der deutschen wissenschaftlichen Landwirtschaft des 18. Jahrhunderts. Er führt den Begriff "Technologie" ein und gilt als Begründer der Warenkunde. - Stellenweise gering gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig, sonst wohlerhalten. - DSB I, 554 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Klavierschule, oder Anweisung zum Klavierspielen fur Lehrer und Lernende, mit kritischen Anmerkungen

      Leipzig und Hale: Schwickert... Hemmerde & Schwetschke. 1789. Small quarto. 19th century marbled boards with dark red leather title label gilt to spine; upper edge coloured red. 1f. (title), 1f. (dedication), 2ff. (preface), [1]-32 (introduction), [33]-408, [xii] (index), 15 (musical examples), [i] (blank) pp. With musical examples throughout, including from works by J.S. Bach. W.F. Bach and C.P.E. Bach. With signature of Vilhelm Laub, 1874 to title; manuscript correction to p. 285. Binding slightly worn, rubbed and bumped with minor paper loss to hinges; endpapers lacking. Uniform light browning; light to moderate foxing; minor staining to inner margins of first ca. 30ff.; 4 leaves of closely-written text in a late 19th-early 20th century hand tipped-in between pp. 68-69 excepted from Winterfeld: Die evangelische Kirchengesang und sein Verhältniss zur Kunst des Tonsatzes, Leipzig, 1843; annotations in pencil to margin of p. 95 and occasionally throughout; professional paper repairs to pp. 187-190 and 229-230. A good wide-margined copy overall. . First Edition. Gregory-Bartlett I p. 275. Hirsch I 585 (lacking the 15 pages of musical examples). Damschroder & Williams p. 361. RISM BVI p. 846. "Daniel Gottlob Turk's Klavierschule (1789) was, for late eighteenth-century readers, an unsurpassed source of practical wisdom concerning the art of playing the clavichord and a repository of useful information of general interest - including discussions of technical terms used in music, summaries of the characteristics which define various categories of composition (overture, serenade, individual dance movements, etc.), and commentary which would enhance the development of musical taste. For modern readers, the work powerfully evokes the standards, practices, and aesthetics of the Classic era. Pianists who perform works of Mozart or Haydn on modern instruments borrowing nineteenth-century legato style and conforming to metronomic exactitude in pacing might find Turk's suggestions concerning non-legato articulation and nuanced rhythmic delivery a revelation. It is upon such books as Turk's that the recent movement towards performance on original instruments depends for sound advice on the use of the keyboard's resources for creating appropriate musical effects." Damschroder & Williams p. 361

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        Scarce and illimunating autograph letter signed by Gustavus Scott concerning the new Congress which was then just convening in New York

      Cambridge, [Maryland], April 12, 1789. 7.25" x 8.75". "(First Session of Congress) Gustavus SCOTT (d. 1801) Maryland lawyer, member of the Continental Congress, and one of the founders of the Potomac canal company in 1784. Scott was one of the original commissioners who supervised the erection of the public buildings at Washington. Extremely fine content Autograph Letter Signed ""Gusts Scott"", three pages, quarto, (7.25"" x 8.75""), Cambridge, [Maryland], April 12, 1789 to an unknown correspondent concerning the new Congress which was then just convening in New York and the prospect of his receiving a judicial post. ""I think there is some Ground to suppose that amidst the various names that will appear at New York previous to the Appointments for the new Judiciary that my name may appear unless it should be apparent that a majority of the Senate would not join the appointment. I have had a good deal of Conversation on this subject with Mr Henry & have written to Mr. Carroll, Collo. Grayson, Mr. Gale, & Mr. Levey[?] on the Subject. What Chance I may have of success, or upon what principles these appointments will be made by the Senate is a subject very difficult of me to determine..."" At the time, Scott was a member of the Maryland Assembly, a duty he was finding quite tiresome ""...which is indeed rendered more wretched by each succeeding session of Assembly..."" He thought a judicial appointment ""...with a tolerable Salary, would no doubt be very desirable..."" As to his chances of attaining this comfortable position would ""depend, on the number of Offices to take place & the number of applicants from each State. This subject has no doubt been discuss'd since the meeting of the members... & the names of many of the Candidates for appointments in the Judiciary have been publicly mentioned. I shall be particularly obliged to you to give me the fullest information you can on this subject, especially as to the Applications from this State, as I am fully persuaded, equality of Emolument in Office & in every other respect... will be attended by the President..."" According to Congressional records, Smith's name never did appear in connection with a judicial post. Smith's involvement with the Potomac Company would have likely brought into close contact with Washington, so he obviously enjoyed good political connections. Indeed when Maryland attempted to borrow funds to erect the public buildings in Washington, the state's credit was so bad, that Smith's credit was used for the purpose. In the end it was his own humbleness: ""It is the Corner Stone on which my Conduct will be regulated. If any Gentleman should apply who in my own opinion who ought to have a preference to me, whatever might be my Chance of appointment I would by no means stand in his way. I therefore cannot with propriety endeavour to press forward until I am more fully informed on this subject..."" Usual folds, a few minor toned spots, else very clean and bright and in very fine condition."

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        A treatise on gun-powder; a treatise on fire-arms; and a treatise on the service of artillery in time of war: translated from the Italian. by Captain Thomson.

      London: sold by T. and J. Egerton 1789 - 8vo, xl, 374, (2, errata) pp., 24 folding engraved plates, lacking the half-title, contemporary tree calf, spine heavily gilt-tooled. First English translations of Papacino D'Antoni's three important treatises on gunpowder, ballistics and artillery. Having founded the Royal Artillery and Military Engineering Academy in 1739, Charles Emanuel II set about securing the services of the most prominent mathematical and engineering minds of the time: the mathematician Joseph-Louis Lagrange, and General Papacino D'Antoni (1714-1786), the distinguished artillery commander and analyst. The textbooks written by D'Antoni for the Academy, where he served as director, integrated Benjamin Robins's experimental work in ballistics with his own combat experience against France. These highly detailed and very advanced treatises provide a wealth of information on ballistics, types of shot, the effectiveness of types of gunpowder in different temperatures and meteorological conditions, the penetration of shot, the construction, care and maintenance of firearms and artillery, and much much more. An exceptionally handsome volume, in very fine condition. With the contemporary armorial bookplate of Lt.-Gen. George Lane Parker (1724-1791), and the later bookplate of the Earl of Macclesfield. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Almanach des Monnoies 1789

      Chez Méquignon,Libraire au Palais 1789 - 510pp. Très Bon Etat le prix comprends l'expédition en colissimo. 850cmx150cm. petite reliure catonnage marbré et dos toilé noir avec titres et filets dorés. 7 planches de monnaies. 4 planches des Communautés d'Orfèvres(planches gravées par Bernier). Tableaux hors texte. Année de la Révolution Française. . . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essai sur la secte des Illuminés

      paperback, sewed, 8vo large, xv, 127 pps., Paris, 1789, Covers replaced, spine poor, age-consistent wear to page-margins. Wolfstieg 42769 fair

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        Der Streit der Damen.

      - Radierung, auf Bütten. 10,5:8,5 cm. Literatur: TIB 66. – Sehr guter Abdruck mit ca. 2 cm breitem Rand. Ursprünglich Diplomat, entwarf Denon nach der Französischen Revolution von 1789 auf Anregung J. L. Davids (1748-1825) die Costumes républicains als Vorbilder für das offizielle Nationalkostüm. 1798-1799 begleitete er Napoleon Bonaparte als Kriegszeichner nach Italien und Ägypten. 1788 erwarb er das gesamte radierte Werk von Rembrandt aus der Sammlung A.M. Zanetti in Venedig. Seit 1804 war er Generalinspektor der Museen in Paris, in dieser Funktion wählte er in den eroberten Ländern die Kunstschätze aus, die Napoleon als Siegestrophäen nach Paris bringen ließ. Denon betätigte sich als Kunstsammler, Schriftsteller, Zeichner, Radierer, Lithograph und Medailleur. „Daneben sammelte er Kunstwerke und radierte mit leichter Hand kleine Bildnisse von geistreichen Zeitgenossen und schönen Damen der Gesellschaft.". (zitiert aus: Thieme-Becker, Bd. IX, S. 79).

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        History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, The

      1789-88. A Masterpiece of Historical Penetration and Literary Style…"GIBBON, Edward. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. London: Printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1789-1788. New edition of volumes I - III, first editions of volumes IV - VI. Six large quarto volumes (10 13/16 x 8 9/16 inches; 274 x 216 mm.). viii, [12], 704; [x], 640; [x], 640; [2], viii, [8], 620; [x], 684; [xii], 646, [52, index and errata] pp. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Edward Gibbon by John Hall after Sir Joshua Reynolds in volume 1, two large folding engraved maps by Thomas Kitchin 'Western Part of the Roman Empire' (volume I, facing p. 1), 'Eastern Part of the Roman Empire' (volume IV, facing p. 1), and full-page map of 'The Parts of Europe and Asia, adjacent to Constantinople' (volume II, facing p. 22). Bound without half-titles. Some light sporadic foxing throughout.Contemporary speckled calf, covers decoratively ruled in gilt, smooth spines with decorative gilt bands. Red and green morocco lettering and numeral labels, lettered in gilt. Bookplate of Roger Peers on front paste-down of each volume. Neat ink signature of Roger Peers on each front blank end-leaf. A few joints cracked but sound. Green morocco numeral label missing from spine of volume III. Overall a very attractive and sound set.A mixed set, with later editions (1789) of the first three volumes, and first editions (1788) of the last three volumes. Gibbon's masterful history of the Roman Empire was originally issued in six quarto volumes over the course of twelve years between 1776 and 1788. Modest expectations on the part of both author and publisher regarding the market for such an imposing work resulted in an initial printing of only 1000 copies of the original printing. This proved a serious miscalculation of the demand, and subsequently made complete sets of the first edition difficult to come by. Within a fortnight the first edition was completely sold out. "I am at a loss", wrote Gibbon in his Memoirs, "how to describe the success of the work without betraying the vanity of the writer. The first impression was exhausted within a few days; a second and third edition were scarcely adequate to the demand, and the bookseller's property was twice invaded by the 'Pirates' of Dublin. "My book was on every table, and almost every toilette; the historian was crowned by the taste or fashion of the day." (Gibbon, Miscellaneous Works and Memoirs. 2nd ed. London, 1814, Vol. I., p. 223). The third edition appeared in 1777, a year after the first and second printings. Issued in an edition of 1000 copies, it was more fully revised and corrected than the second (which merely incorporated the errata). At the suggestion of Gibbon's friend, David Hume, the copious notes which previously had been gathered in the rear of the volume, were now transferred to the bottom of the page. This improved format was continued throughout the remaining volumes. In combining the third edition of the first volume with the first edition of the remainder (as in the present case), a uniformly annotated set is thereby achieved. In 1780 the frontispiece portrait of Gibbon, engraved by John Hall after a painting of Joshua Reynolds, was issued by the publisher. With the publication of the second and third volumes in 1781, an enlarged table of contents was made available for the first volume, as well as three maps (all present in this copy). The map of Constantinople was frequently cropped to make it the same size as the printed page, and then bound in sideways. (J.E.A. Norton. A Bibliography of the Works of Edward Gibbon)."This Masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style has remained one of the ageless historical works, which like the writings of Macaulay and Mommsen, maintain their hold upon the layman and continue to stimulate the scholar although they have been superseded in many, if not most, details by subsequent advances of research and changes in the climate of opinion. Whereas other eighteenth-century writers in this field, such as Voltaire, are still quoted with respect, the Decline and Fall is the only historical narrative prior to Macaulay which continues to be reprinted and actually read. Gibbon was fortunate in the choice of his publisher, William Strahan -- the friend of Dr. Johnson, Benjamin Franklin, David Hume -- who, together with Cadell, was also the publisher of Adam Smith and James Macpherson. Strahan was the first to appreciate the importance of Gibbon's work: having read the manuscript of the first volume, he immediately doubled the printing order -- and the first edition of one thousand copies was sold within a fortnight." (Printing and the Mind of Man, 222 - citing the first edition).

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        The Works of Samuel Johnson, Ll.D., together with his Life and Notes pn The Lives of The Poets by...In Eleven Volumes

      London: Printed for J. Buckland, and others, 1789. First. Hardcover. Fair only, Text blocks are clean and solid, with uniform aging and all have matching marbled endpapers, most have one of two type of Richard Curson, Juniors oval bookplate as noted in the detailed description. Still an impressive, if incomplete run of these first editions.. Brown, full leather with gilt tooling around edges of covers and dentils inside cover edges. Many covers off, all spines have lost all traces of lettering and titling. Includes Vol. 1 (1787, with engraved frontispiece, ffep torn out, 602 pp, followed by 15 pp. index and 1 pp. errata, front cover off, rear cover barely holding on); Volume 3 (1787, The Lives of The Most Eminent English Poets continued., 418 pp., both covers attached but with weak hinges BOOKPLATE); Volume 4 (1787, The Lives of The Most Eminent English Poets continued, 637 pp., front cover and ffep off and rear cover on but weak BOOKPLATE); Volume 5 (1787, The Rambler, 3 pp. Contents, errata, 446 pp., cover attached but hinges weak, BOOKPLATE); Volume 6 (1787, Continuation of The Rambler, 3 pp. Contents, 443 pp., covers attached but hinges weak, BOOKPLATE); Volume 8 (1787, The Idler, 3 pp. COntents, 410 pp., covers attached but weak); Volume 9 (1787, The Adventurer (and) Philological Tracts, 2 pp. Contents, 446 pp., covers attached, BOOKPLATE); Volume 11 (1787, Tales and Visions. A History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia (and) Poems (and) Miscellaneous Poems, 4 p[p. Contents, 430 pp. followed by 90 pp. of Index and Errata in Index, covers strong VARIANT BOOKPLATE); Volume 12 (1787, printed for John Stockdale, xv, (1), Contents, References to The Speakers, 394 pp., covers on, VARIANT BOOKPLATE); Volume 13 (1787, Debates in Parliament in Two Volumes, Volume 2, printed for John Stockdale , COntents, References to Speakers, 516 pp., covers on but hinges weak, VARIANT BOOKPLATE); Volume 14 (1788, printed for John Stockdale and G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 4 pp. Preface, 5 pp. Contents, 556 pp., followed by 2 pp. list of New Books printed for John Stockdale, covers on, BOOKPLATE)). An incomplate but important set. Volume 12, though not noted within, is Volume 1 of the Debates in Parliament. Beginning with Volume 12, there is also a change in "printed for" notation. Most of these volumes contain the bookplate of "Richard Curson, jun." and it is presumed that he is the same individual refered to in this text, found in a blogspot relating to Elizabeth Becker Curson (who was born in New York City in 1731): "Elizabeth Becker's final living son, Richard Curson, Jr., was born on 1763 in New York, and fled to Baltimore, in 1777, with his parents. In 1784, he married Elizabeth Moale, had 3 children who lived to maturity, and lived at his parents' home until 1803. Elizabeth had worried about this son Richard for years. He was in ailing health and suffered from a spinal disease since early childhood.In 1787, Elizabeth Becker Curson died and was buried at Old Saint Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery in Baltimore. In 1805, Richard Curson Sr. died and was buried next to his wife.The following year, their son Richard was declared a lunatic by the Chancery Court of Maryland. The custody of his person & property were given to Samuel Vincent, who had administered the estate for the elder Curson and his wife, Elizabeth Becker Curson. Richard Jr. died on June 14, 1808, and was buried next to his parents in Baltimore."

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        Dictionnaire de physique

      A Nimes: Chez Gaude, 1789. Fine. Chez Gaude, A Nimes 1789, 5 tomes en 4 Vol. in 8 (12x20cm), relié. - New edition, after the original was published in 1761 in Avignon. A supplement to the dictionary, printed in 1787, was integrated into alphabetical order in this edition. 2 boards déplliantes in Volume I of which ballooning the frontispiece; 5 folding plates in volume II; 3 folding plates in Volume III; 3 folding plates in Volume IV; 2 folding plates in Volume V; or 15 boards. Half sheepskin brunette small corners slightly later vellum. Smooth back wheels decorated in Greek. Piece of red morocco and volume number of black morocco (adorned with a laurel wreath). Good copy. Dictionary of Physics Paulian enjoyed some success and was reprinted many times with additions; its success lies in the width of the sound spectrum study - the divining rod, scientists, comets, and arid parts of arithmetic, until the last aerostatic experiments - and didactic quality articles; Paulian, long time professor at Avignon in fact this talent to explain the most complex in an affordable way without betraying things is particularly the case for the Newtonian system which he was particularly fond. This dictionary is not for scholars but an amateur public science. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, après l'originale parue en 1761 à Avignon. Un supplément au dictionnaire, imprimé en 1787, a été intégré à l'ordre alphabétique dans cette édition. 2 planches déplliantes dans le tome I dont une d'aérostation au frontispice ; 5 planches dépliantes au tome II ; 3 planches dépliantes dans le tome III ; 3 planches dépliantes dans le tome IV ; 2 planches dépliantes dans le tome V ; soit 15 planches. Reliure en demi basane brune à petits coins de vélin légèrement postérieure. Dos lisse orné de roulettes à la grecque. Pièce de titre de maroquin rouge et de tomaison de maroquin noir (ornée d'une couronne de laurier). Bon exemplaire. Le dictionnaire de physique de Paulian connut un succès certain et fut réédité de nombreuses fois avec des ajouts ; son succès tient à la largeur du spectre de son étude, - de la baguette divinatoire, aux savants, aux comètes, et aux parties arides de l'arithmétique, jusqu'aux dernières expériences aérostatiques -, et à la qualité didactique des articles ; Paulian, longtemps professeur à Avignon a en effet ce talent d'expliquer les choses les plus complexes d'une manière abordable sans les trahir, c'est notamment le cas pour le système newtonnien qu'il affectionnait particulièrement. Ce dictionnaire n'est donc pas destiné aux savants mais à un public amateur de sciences.

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        Dalmatia, anno 1789, 46 x 122 cm.!! Schraembl F.A.

      Schraembl F.A. - Dalmatia, anno 1789, 46 x 122 cm.!! Schraembl F.A. Coppermap of Dalmatia, printed on 2 leaves, not put together, each size: 59 x 80 and 46 x 61 cm., no cracs, only little brownish, edited by Schraembl F.A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Analyse das theses de direito enfyteutico, que se defenderão no presente anno na Universidade de Coimbra ?.

      Lisbon, Na Regia Officina Typografica, 1789. - (1 l.), 87 pp. 4°, contemporary decorated wrappers (slight wear to spine), all edges gilt. In fine condition. ---- FIRST EDITION, very rare. Ferreira's first published work was an apparently unrecorded defense of his thesis on emphyteusis (Coimbra 1785), while his first generally known work, @Elementa juris emphyteuticii (Coimbra, 1789), was a textbook on emphyteusis. With origins in Roman law, emphyteusis involved contracts by which extended or perpetual rights were granted for the use of agricultural land, subject to rental payments and the grantee's obligation to keep the land in cultivation. Ferreira's analysis was immediately attacked in three theses defended at Coimbra during 1789. In this work, Ferreira notes 14 points of disagreement between his work and those of his opponents, and provides in three letters a detailed defense of his views.Ferreira Cardoso da Costa (1765-1834) was born in Bahia, took his law degree at Coimbra University in 1785, and was appointed to its faculty in 1788. With a profound knowledge of ancient and modern law, he became a noted jurisconsult, serving as magistrate in Portugal for some years. In 1810 he was rounded up with others accused of Jacobinism and collaborating with the French (the "Setembrizada"), and deported to Ilha Terceira. There he married into a wealthy family and spent the rest of his life in the Azores. He was a corresponding member of the Real Academia das Sciencias de Lisboa.---- Borba de Moraes (1983) I, 223; not in @Período colonial. Innocêncio VII, 427: citing an 8° edition of Lisbon 1816, which he had not seen and thought might be the second edition. Sacramento Blake VII, 363: also citing only the 1816 edition. @Imprensa Nacional 405. Not in JCB, @Portuguese and Brazilian Books. Not located in NUC. OCLC: 43054491 (Oxford University). Not located in Porbase, which lists only a Coimbra 1814 edition in two copies, both in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Copac repeats Oxford University only. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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

      Printed for J. Debrett, London 1789 - 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. Quarter black morocco. Contemporary owner's signature at top corner of title leaf. Some soiling and browning of first and last leaves, else fine [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Neujahrsblatt der Gesellschaft ab dem Musiksaal: 40 Nummern aus den Jahren 1693 - 1789 (1693: «Einer Kunst- und Tugendliebenden Jugend in Zürich / ab dem Music-Sal daselbst / an dem Neuen Jahrstag des 1693 Jahrs verehrt» - 1789: «Neujahrsgeschenk ab dem Musiksaal an die Zürcherische Jugend. Aufs Jahr 1789»). (40 Hefte).

      Zürich, o. Vlg., 1693 - 1789 - Meist Gr.8°, ab 1780 Quer-Gr.8°, jeweils 1 gestochene Taf. auf dem ersten Bl. (in 1719 doppelblattgross im Innern), Lose, tlw. geleimte gefalzte Bögen, Tlw. stockfl. oder staubrandig, tlw. etw. randrissig u. -knittrig; allg. gutes Ex. Rohr, S. 83 f. Vorhanden sind die Blätter auf folgende Jahre: 1693-1695, 1707, 1709-1711, 1714, 1716, 1717, 1719, 1720, 1724-1727, 1729, 1736, 1742, 1745, 1748, 1752, 1756, 1760, 1762-1766, 1768, 1769, 1771, 1772, 1776, 1780 (Schweizerbund), 1781 Die durch Blut erworbene Schweizerfreyheit, 1783 (Die Zürcherinnen), 1786-1789 (Zürchersee; Der Sihlwald; Der Limathspitz; Der Rheinfall; ). - Enthält u. a. die Kupfer: Schloss Grüningen, Interieur der Musikgesellschaft, Rheinfall; Zürich von Hottingen aus; Grossmünster, Nachtbild mit einschlagendem Blitz; Vedute der Stadt von der Waid aus; Der Sihlwald; Platzspitz und Niederdorf; Der Rheinfall 2200 gr.

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        Rules for the regulation and government of the poor, in the house of industry, in the Isle of Wight

      Newport: printed by J. Mallett, 1789. 8vo., 10 + (2)pp., including the final blank, recent marbled boards lettered on spine. A fine copy. Second edition. Of great rarity: ESTC finds a copy only at Cambridge Un.Lib. and of the 1775 printing only at Bodleian. Although BL also seems to have a copy (which surprisingly does not show up on ESTC). The House of Industry opened near Newport in the Isle of Wight in 1774 is reputed to be the second oldest such workhouse in Britain. Based on legislation (Acts of Parliament of 1768 and 1771) the institution was designed 'for the reception, maintenance, and employment of the poor belonging to the several parishes and places within the said Island'. Trustees for the new multi-functional workhouse were to be Sir John Barrington, Sir Richard Worsley, and Sir William Oglander. The individual poorhouses belonging to the island's parishes were sold off to help fund the new site, which comprised some 80 acres of Parkhurst Forest. The site was granted to the Guardians of the House of Industry on a 999 year lease at £8-17s.9¼d. p.a. The Rules> of the House are set out clearly in the present pamphlet in numbered clauses, 15 relating to the management by the Governor and Matron of the institution and its inmates and 4 relating to the Directors and Guardians. These rules including locking the doors at night, 'keeping all the rooms neat and clean', opening windows, and providing meals three times a day (a sample Bill of Fare is included), Rule V required the Governor and Matron to 'cause the childrens heads and hands to be kept clean, and all the cloaths and beds; and deliver to every one of the poor, clean linen on Saturday evening, and take in their foul on Sunday morning'. And there were various rules about candles, prayers, soap and linen, the actions nurses should take when an inmate dies, &c. &c. Rule VIII required that 'a book shall at all times lie open in the Committee Room, with pen and ink near it, that in case any Director, or Guardian, or other person visiting the House occasionally shall perceive any thing amiss, or can suggest any thing, for the better conducting this undertaking, he may write his thoughts or observations therein .....'. And Rule XII 'That such girls as are of a proper age, be employed and instructed (as far as the Matron and Servants of the House are capable of teaching them) in cookery, housewifery, washing, and scouring, and all other work, to qualify them for service'.

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        Versuch eines Beitrags zur allgemeinen Theorie von der Bewegung und vortheilhaftesten Einrichtung der Maschinen.

      Leipzig, Weidmann 1789.. Mit 2 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. XII, 196 S. Lederband d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenverg.. ADB XXV, 195; Poggendorff I, 371; Wurzbach XXI, 332; vgl. Cantor IV, 667 f. - Pasquich war Professor für Mathematik in Pest und Direktor der Sternwarte in Ofen. Zu dieser Zeit beschuldigte ihn sein Adjunct Daniel Kmety, dass er fingierte Beobachtungen veröffentlicht habe. Männer wie Gauss, Encke, Schumacher und Bessel haben hinsichtlich dieser Beschuldigung Pasquich's Ehre gerettet, indem sie Kmety's Angriffe widerlegten (vgl. ADB). - Rückenenden mit unauffälligen, kleinen Restaurierungen. Gutes Exemplar!

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        Le grand Porte-feuille politique a l usage des Princes et des Ministres, des Ambassadeurs et des Hommes de lois. en dix-neuf tableaux contenant la Constitution actuelle des Empires, Royaumes, Republiques et autres principales Souverainetes de l Europe.

      chez l Auteur et chez Maradan, Paris 1789 - Legatura inizio 800 in mz. pelle con nervi, fili e fregi oro al ds. Tagli rossi. Interni lievemente ingialliti ma ottimo esemplare in carta forte. Edizione originale. Raro. Su ciascuna tavola (dedicate, tra l altro, a: Granducato di Toscana, Russia, Turchia, Gran Bretagna, Regno delle due Sicilie, Sardegna, Stato Ecclesiastico, Polonia, Repubblica di Venezia, Province Unite, Repubblica di Genova, Ordine di Malta, Stati Uniti) sono indicate popolazione, stato militare, finanze, costituzione politica, moneta, commerci, ecc. Folio (cm. 55,3), 2 cc.nn. (occhietto e frontis.), XV, 3 pp.nn. con 19 tavv. a doppia pagina. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Historical Account of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich M,DCC,LXXXIX

      London: S. Nicol, T. Cadell, J. Walter, G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1789. First edition.. Hardback. 4to. (10.75 x 8.5 inches). pp.viii, 142. Frontis long fold-out engraved view of the Hospital by Thomas Lancey, creased from careless folding, spotted, long tear to outer left margin, not affecting engraving. 3 engraved plates, hors-texte. Errata slips pasted to pp.107 and 142. Contemporary full calf gilt, rubbed, scratched, chipped, (the fold-out frontis pushes at the upper cover). Marks to prelims and extrems. Early owner's name in ink to front free endpaper. Dealer's marks in pencil. Trifle light occasional spotting. Old cellophane repair to rear inner hinge (ineffective and unnecessary, as hinge sound). O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. NOT ex-library. A Very Good copy. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        Charte von Königreich Norwegen.

      - Kobberstukket kort over Norge. Nürnberg 1789. 47x58 cm. Papirmål: 53x63 cm. Indsat: Kort over det nordligste Norge samt kort over Færøerne. Samtidig håndkolorering. Smuk allegorisk kartouche i sort/hvid. Lidt skjoldet langs kanterne, papiret let tonet. * Dekorativt kort over Norge og Færøerne (Færø-kortet stukket af C.G. Mengel). ** Decorative map of Norway with a separate map of the Faroe Islands (which originally belonged to the Norwegian Crown, but remained a part of the Danish kingdom when the union

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        Sammlung von 7 auf festen Karton gedruckten Radierungen (Laurenz Halder sculpsit) aus „Die Welt im Kleinen oder die Ausführung Christi" von 1789, mit physiognomischen Unterschriften von der Hand Lavaters.

      - Kartongröße: ca. 28,5 x 19,7 cm. Alle Kartons einheitlich gelb grundiert und mit mehrfachen und unterschiedlich breiten Zierleisten in schwarzer Tusche umrandet, die Ränder grün und rosa grundiert. Einige geringfügige Bereibungen. Das „handschriftliche Wochenblatt zum Besten der Armen" hat Lavater 1789 herausgegeben, wobei zu den Radierungen nach Chodowiecki, Lips u.a. auch erläuternde Versdichtungen gehören, die ebenfalls von Hand vervielfältigt wurden, die hier jedoch fehlen. Es liegen folgende Blätter vor: Nr. 4 (Nicodemus): „Was? Das sollte gescheh’n? Das wär’ entsetzlich – oh weh mir!". | Nr. 7 (Dummroher Pharisäer): „Schwäche, Sinnlichkeit, Bosheit und Aberglauben in Einem." | Nr. 11 (Zween Priester): „Welchem Schauspiel entgegen gelüstet die kälteste Sattheit!" | Nr. 21 (Pharisäischer Steifsinn): „Pharisaeischer geitz und Sklaverey des Gesetzes". Nr. 26 (???): „Soll ich? Soll ich nicht? Wie werden die Götter es anseh’n?" | Nr. 37 (Betroffener Nachdenker): „Scharfdurchblickender Ernst des Schwerbelehrbaren Argwohns". | Nr. 45 (Staunender Edler): „Der horcht scharf – dem entgeht kein leicht misdeütbares Wörtchen".

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        Hand-Bibliotheck für Freünde. Manuscript.

      (Zürich, [gedruckt bei Steiner in Winterthur], 1789-91).. 6 Bde. 12°. Mit eigenhd. geschr. Titeln in gest. Rahmen. Halbleder d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, 2 Rückenschildchen.. Weigelt 202.1-202.6; Goedeke IV/1, 2273, 64; Schulte-Strathaus 125; Wilpert/Gühring 152. - Erster Jahrgang von insgesamt vier dieser Reihe. Exemplar mit eigenhd. Widmung "an Freünd Steiner in Augsburg", mit dessen gest. Wappen auf jedem Innendeckel. Matthias Jacob Adam Steiner (1740-1796) war lutherischer Theologe in Augsburg, Besitzer einer seltenen Bibelsammlung. - Der erste Band trägt zusätzlich den Titel "Das menschliche Herz. Sechs Gesänge" und die Widmung an Königin Charlotte von England, er enthält ein gest. Frontispiz mit hs. Text; Band II. ist betitelt "Taschenbüchlein für liebe Reisende, oder Andenken", mit hs. Titel in gest. Rahmen und einem Portrait Lavaters als Schattenriss; Band II: Vermischte Gedichte und Verse; Band IV: Briefe, Briefchen und Auszüge aus Briefen; Band V: Allerley; Band VI: Gereimte Gedichte. - Einbände ganz gering berieben, sonstg schönes Exemplar. (Sprache: Deutsch / German)

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        Icon tunicae villosae intestini duodone, justa felicem vasculorum impletionem. Ipsis coloribus, qui in praeparato conspiciuntur edita.

      Utrecht, B. Wild and J. Altheer, 1789 - 4to (260 x 210 mm), pp 10, with one colour-printed engraved plate; a fine copy in original glazed speckled wrappers. £2250First edition of Bleuland's histological investigation of duodenal tissue. This is one of a series of Bleuland's anatomical monographs, illustrated with his pioneering method of tissue fixing and dyeing and colour-printing. These are among the first such illustrations, and established the basis of histological illustration. Bleuland perfected a technique of injecting tissue structures with fixatives and dyes to reveal anatomical details, especially under magnification. His plates, mostly drawn by I. van der Jagt and engraved by I. Kobell, are remarkable for their precision in depicting microscopic detail. Goldschmid considered them pieces of exemplary printing, unusual in subject and make-up for the period. They are probably the first examples of colour-printing of microscopical subjects.Bleuland (1756-1838) was professor of anatomy, surgery, and obstetrics at Harderwyck and later Utrecht. He prepared more than two thousand anatomical specimens, which were bought in 1825 by King William I of Holland for the University of Utrecht.Anatomie de la couleur 124; Blake p 50; not in Waller or Wellcome

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        An Account Of The Principal Lazarettos In Europe. With Various Papers Relative To The Plague: Together With Further Observations On Some Foreign Prisons And Hospitals; And Additional Remarks On The Present State Of Those In Great Britain And Ireland.

      Warrington: Printed By William Eyres; And Sold By T.Cadell, J.Johnson, C.Dilly, And J.Taylor, London, 1789. - 4to. pp. 3 p.l. (verso of third leaf numbered viii), 259, [13]index, [1 leaf]plate list. with half-title. 22 folding engraved plates. 1 large folding double-page table. modern quarter calf (perforated library stamp on title & in lower margin of 1 other leaf, title soiled & with repaired tear – no loss, few plate tears repaired – no loss, light dampstain to about half of book – most plates unaffected, paper in some gatherings lightly embrowned). First Edition. Following upon his work for the improvement of conditions in prisons in England, Ireland, and Europe, the social reformer determined in 1785 to investigate the condition of the lazarettos of Europe, and the best means for the prevention of the plague. In all, Howard visited lazarettos in Marseilles, Toulon, Nice, Genoa, Leghorn, Pisa, Florence, Rome, Naples, Malta, Zante, Smyrna, Constantinople, and Venice. In order to gain entry and inspect those in France and Italy, he had to resort to disguise and bribery. Deciding that the only way to get into the lazarettos of Venice was to be subjected to quarantine, he set sail to that city in a boat with a reputation for infection. As a consequence he spent forty-two days in confinement there in two separate institutions. As a writer Howard had little literary ability, and was assisted in the preparation of his two principal works by Richard Densham, Dr. Richard Price, and Dr. John Aikin. Garrison & Morton 1601. cfPrinting and the Mind of Man 224. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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