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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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        Dictionnaire des graveurs anciens et modernes

      à Paris: Chez l'auteur, Prault, Cuchet, 1789. Fine. Chez l'auteur, Prault, Cuchet, à Paris 1789, 2 tomes en 2 vol. in-8 (12,5x20cm), relié. - Mentioned second edition, the original being published in 1767. Two frontispieces, one of Cochin, the second of Peter Delin and two header engraved by Choffart. Some copies at the request of the buyer who could command, contained 50 engravings. These copies appear very rare. Half brown marbled sheepskin mid nineteenth century. Back to nerves decorated wheels on the nerves and wheels caps. Parts as red shagreen, and volume number in black shagreen. Caps fragile head, with small gaps. Friction. The copy was interleaved many layers, most remained white, but some contain annotations. --- 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] Mention de seconde édition, l'originale étant parue en 1767. Deux frontispices, un de Cochin, le second de Pierre Delin, et deux en-tête gravés par Choffart. Certains exemplaires, à la demande de l'acheteur qui pouvait les commander, contenaient 50 gravures. Ces exemplaire paraissent fort rares. Reliure en demi basane brune marbrée milieu XIXe. Dos à nerfs orné de roulettes sur les nerfs et de roulettes en coiffes. Pièces de titre en chagrin rouge, et de tomaison en chagrin noir. Coiffes de tête fragilisées, avec petits manques. Frottements. L'exemplaire a été interfolié de nombreux feuillets, la plupart sont demeurés blancs, mais certains contiennent des annotations.

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        Ordinanza di Sua Maesta' sulla giurisdizione militare e sopra i delitti e le pene della gente di guerra

      Stamperia Regale, Napoli 1789 - In 8, pp. 271 + (1b). Stemma inc. all'acq. al fr. Mancanza riparata di un lembo di cartaÂal marg. sup. del fr. Cart. coeva. Ed. orig. Primo codice penale militare promulgato da Ferdinando IV. Sulla scorta della promozione della riforma delle istituzioni penali fra i governi europei caldeggiata da Beccaria, il Regno delle Due Sicilie aveva nel 1774 emanato la legge di Prammatica che prevedeva la sottomissione del GiudiceÂai dettati della legge scritta e la necessita' delle motivazione delle sentenze. Tuttavia, la Prammatica non venne mai applicata: ' si perpetuarono alcune pene inumane e i giudizi rimasero all'arbitrio dei forensi. Solo vuol essere ricordata come prezioso monumento storico la riforma del Diritto Penale Militare operata con la Ordinanza del 1789 per le genti di guerra ove se non ancora appariva il lume benefico della pubblica discussione si riconobbe come necessaria la disamina delle pruove inquisitorie alla presenza dell'accusato e del suo difensore' (E. Pessina, 'Propedeutica al diritto penale delle due Sicilie', Napoli, 1858, p. 154). ITA

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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 republicains 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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        Histoire naturelle du Jorat et de ses Environs; et celle des trois lacs de Neufchatel, Morat et Bienne; Précédées d'un Essai sur le Climat, les Productions, le Commerce, les Animaux de la partie du Pays de Vaud ou de la Suisse Romande, qui entre dans le plan de cet Ouvrage

      Six folding engraved plates. 1 p.l., xvi, 322 pp.; 1 p.l., 238 pp. Two vols. 8vo, cont. marbled boards, orange & pale blue lettering pieces on spines. Lausanne: J. Mourer, 1789. First edition. Razoumovsky (1759-1837), a wealthy Russian aristocrat, spent most of his life in Switzerland, Austria, and Italy and wrote many noteworthy works on geological and mineralogical subjects (see Zittel, pp. 91 & 119). "Very scarce...First and only edition of an illustrated account of the fauna and geology of the Swiss Jura, in the vicinity of Neuchâtel, Murten and Biel, northwest of Bern...The first volume describes the fauna according to the Linnean system. The second includes a geological description with notes on mining, minerals, fossils etc. The illustrations cover zoology (especially reptiles), entomology and geology (including fossils)."-Schuh, Mineralogy & Crystallography: A Biobibliography, 1469 to 1920, 4045. Fine and attractive set. ❧ Poggendorff, II, 578-79. .

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        Niels Klims underjordiske Reise. Oversat efter den latinske Original af Jens Baggesen.

      Kbhvn.: Trykt hos J. F. Schultz 1789. Illustr. med 16 smukke kobberstukne plancher af J.F. Clemens, hvoraf de 15 er efter tegninger af Nic. Abildgaard og 1 efter Jens Juel. [10] + 392 + [2] s. Let bruneret eksemplar indbundet med rødt snit i senere halvpergament med guldtryk og farvede titelfelter på ryggen. Bindet signeret Anton Larsen. De sidste blade med lille reparation i øverste margin.. Det var Johs. Wiedewelt, der havde tegnet illustrationerne til pragtudgaven af Holbergs "Peder Paars" fra 1772, også dengang var det J.F. Clemens der stak kobberstikkene. "Clemens reproduktionsteknik nåede efterhånden et mesterskab, som formåede at forvandle selv ret middelmådige tegninger til grafiske kunstværker ... sit højdepunkt nåede han i samarbejdet med Abildgaard, og illustrationerne til "Niels Klim" hører til de bedste, dansk illustrations- og reproduktionskunst i fælleskab har frembragt". [Laur. Nielsen: Den danske Bog s. 143]. "Den flydende og åndfulde oversættelse, i stilistisk henseende et erkendt kunstværk, den elegante versifikation, kobbernes udførelse fra penselens og gravstikkens side, samt det typografiske udstyr vil altid gøre den danske "Niels Klim" til en prydelse for vor literatur, hvortil endnu næppe haves mage" [Werlauff]. Plesner 59. Paul Johansen 21,3. Ehr.-Müller III,245. Swane 227-244. Birkelund 182. Bibl. Danica IV,441. Houghton, Da. Litt., 42

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        1792 Bible KJV - First Complete Hugh Gaine Bible

      - FIRST COMPLETE HUGH GAINE BIBLE. Gaine published the very first New Testament to be printed in New York in 1789, followed in 1792 with the complete Bible. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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., 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.. 1st Edition.

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        Disertacion historica sobre la aparicion de S. Isidro Labrador, Patron de Madrid, a los reyes de Castilla, Aragon y Navarra, y a todo el exercito 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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        The Voyage Of Governor Phillip To Botany Bay with an Account of the Establishment of the Colonies of Port Jackson & Norfolk Island compiled from Authentic Papers to which are added, The Journals of Lieuts. Shortland, Watts, Ball, & Capt. Marshall, with an Account of their New Discoveries.

      London: Printed for John Stockdale, 1789. - 4to. pp. 1 p.l., 6, [1 leaf]errata, viii, [8]list of subscribers, [3]plate list, x, 298, lxxiv, [2]ads. engraved title, 7 folding engraved charts & 47 engraved plates (incl. frontis. portrait). contemporary tree calf, rebacked with gilt spine mounted, corners renewed, new lettering piece (foxing to plates & neighbouring leaves, frontis. & title rather heavily affected, marginal dampstains to first few leaves). First Edition. "This was the first authentic and official account of the expedition to New South Wales and the foundation of the settlement. It aroused world-wide interest ". (Ferguson) Phillip was appointed to transport seven hundred and seventy-eight convicts to Australia in 1787 for the purposes of establishing the first colony in New South Wales. After his arrival he inspected various sites and decided the most suitable location for the colony would be Port Jackson. This work gives a detailed and accurate account of the early history of the settlement based on the official government documents and the journals of Phillip, Shortland, Watts, Ball, and Marshall. A twenty-page list of the names of the convicts transported is included in the appendix. The volume is handsomely illustrated with twenty plates of birds, ten of animals, four of fishes, one of plants, portraits of Phillip, King and Shortland, a view of Botany Bay, &c. Our copy contains early states of the ‘Kangooroo’ and ‘Wulpine Oppossum’ plates the captions for which were later changed to ‘Kanguroo’ and ‘Vulpine’. Ferguson 47. Hill p. 233. Casey Wood p. 518. Cox I p. 314. Wantrup pp. 59-64. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Essays after the Cartoons of Raphael at Windsor. Drawn by J. Ruyssen. Engraved by Anthony Cardon.

      Windsor, [1789].. Elephant Folio. Engraved Titlepage plus 6 large engravings. Contemporary red maroquin (morocco) with gilt tooling and crest supralibro of Queen Charlotte (1761-1818), Queen Consort of Great Britain and Ireland Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Dampstain to endpapers, not effecting the titlepage and engravings. Remarkable binding and provenance.. [see Lowdes, Volume VIII, page 2036]

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        A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany Bay; with an account of New South Wales

      London: J. Debrett, 1789. In fine condition, in an excellent modern period-style binding by Aquarius.. Octavo in fours, complete with the rare half-title and the 2pp. advertisement at end; a fine and internally very fresh copy in a handsome tree-calf binding, gilt. A lovely copy of the first edition of the most significant first settlement book - the earliest authentic account of settled Australia to appear in print. For years thought to have been published on 24 April 1789, it has now been conclusively shown that the book actually appeared on 4 April, a scant fortnight after the first vessels of the First Fleet returned. Long recognised as one of the scarcest of any of the First Fleet accounts, Tench's first book was actually published days, not weeks, after the various "Officer" and other chapbook accounts, which adds something to our understanding of the first rush of British interest in news from down-under.Tench's book not only predates the other First Fleet accounts, but it is also arguably the most readable and the most sympathetic (it is also the rarest to find in a complete state). John White's journal apart, the others are more or less official in tone; none has the directness of Tench's description of life in the first days of the colony.Tench signs off the preface to his book "Sydney Cove, Port Jackson, New South Wales, July 10, 1788". Tench had come to an arrangement with the London publisher, Debrett, before he left England. His account proved popular, not surprisingly in view of the large public that would have been curious for news of the colony, and three editions in English, a Dublin piracy, as well as French, German, Swedish and Dutch translations all appeared quickly.Tench played an important role in the early exploration of the area around Sydney (he discovered the Nepean River and traced it to the Hawkesbury, and began the many attempts to conquer the Blue Mountains). Yet his most important role in the history of the convict settlement at Sydney Cove was as a writer who spread information for the general public in Britain while preserving important details for posterity. He was a lively, good-humoured and cultured member of the new society, and these qualities come through in his book which gives a vivid picture of the voyage out, and the establishment of the town at Sydney Cove. Apart from its importance as the first genuine description of the new colony, Tench's narrative provides us with the clearest of the surviving images of the first crucial months of settlement. Crittenden, A Bibliography of the First Fleet, 222; Ferguson, 48; Hill, 1685; Australian Rare Books , 2.

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

      London: Printed for John Stockdale, 1789. First Edition. "This was the first authentic and official account of the expedition to New South Wales and the foundation of the settlement. It aroused world-wide interest...". (Ferguson) Phillip was appointed to transport seven hundred and seventy-eight convicts to Australia in 1787 for the purposes of establishing the first colony in New South Wales. After his arrival he inspected various sites and decided the most suitable location for the colony would be Port Jackson. This work gives a detailed and accurate account of the early history of the settlement based on the official government documents and the journals of Phillip, Shortland, Watts, Ball, and Marshall. A twenty-page list of the names of the convicts transported is included in the appendix. The volume is handsomely illustrated with twenty plates of birds, ten of animals, four of fishes, one of plants, portraits of Phillip, King and Shortland, a view of Botany Bay, &c. Our copy contains early states of the ?Kangooroo? and ?Wulpine Oppossum? plates the captions for which were later changed to ?Kanguroo? and ?Vulpine?. Ferguson 47. Hill p. 233. Casey Wood p. 518. Cox I p. 314. Wantrup pp. 59-64. 4to. pp. 1 p.l., 6, [1 leaf]errata, viii, [8]list of subscribers, [3]plate list, x, 298, lxxiv, [2]ads. engraved title, 7 folding engraved charts & 47 engraved plates (incl. frontis. portrait). contemporary tree calf, rebacked with gilt spine mounted, corners renewed, new lettering piece (foxing to plates & neighbouring leaves, frontis. & title rather heavily affected, marginal dampstains to first few leaves)

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        Essays after the Cartoons of Raphael at Windsor. Drawn by J. Ruyssen. Engraved by Anthony Cardon

      Windsor, . Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Dampstain to endpapers, not effecting the titlepage and engravings. Remarkable binding and provenance.. Windsor, [1789]. Elephant Folio. Engraved Titlepage plus 6 large engravings. Contemporary red maroquin (morocco) with gilt tooling and crest supralibro of Queen Charlotte (1761-1818), Queen Consort of Great Britain and Ireland Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Dampstain to endpapers, not effecting the titlepage and engravings. Remarkable binding and provenance. [see Lowdes, Volume VIII, page 2036]

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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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        Des droits et devoirs du citoyen.

      - Kell, 1789. In-12, (4)-367-(1) pp., reliure de l'époque plein vélin de réemploi, tranches jaspées rouges (reliure légèrement frottée). Ex-libris armorié : Château du Perray. Edition originale. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. * Langue : Français

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        The charter, constitution and bye-laws of the Providence Association of Mechanics and manufacturers

      Providence, printed by Bennett Wheeler, for the Association, [1789]. 8vo., viii + (1) + 10 - 28pp., including the half-title, the paper generally rather browned, several leaves affected by dampstains, bound in early 20th century blue half roan over marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt, extremities work, the original plain wrappers bound in, these worn and very soiled, with early marks of ownership including Ephraim Arnold> (contemporary) and 19th and 20th century library stamps of the Rhode Island Historical Society> (with 'duplicate' counterstamp) on front pastedown, upper wrapper and half-title (but not on title or text), the text uncut. First edition: of great rarity. Copies located by OCLC only at Brown + Amer.Ant.Soc. Kress (B.5434) has an edition of 1808 but apparently nothing earlier. No edition in Goldsmiths. Not in Sabin. Evans 22085. Alden, J.E. Rhode Island>, 1151. Rink, E. Technical Americana> 403. The establishment of the Providence Association of Mechanics and Manufacturers is something of a landmark in American labour history. At the anniversary banquet of the Association in February 1860 it could be said, apparently with justification, that the institution was 'one of the oldest and most honourable Associations in the country, connected with the industrial progress of the land'. Among the organization's founders were several of the town's most prestigious tradesmen. They included Colonel William Barton, Barzillai Richmond and Charles Keene, the Association's first President and Vice-President, Amos Atwell, the Association's first Treasurer. 'As individuals, these men had already achieved social respectability and political influence Now they hoped to mobilize Providence mechanics as a whole to achieve common goals through corporate means. In their petition for a state charter, the Association's founders identified as their primary objective 'encouraging and promoting such manufactures as will be advantageous to this State, and the United States, - and to extend the same as far as may be useful to the community'. [Petition to Rhode Island General Assembly>, XXIV, 141]. In establishing their institutional priorities, the founders drew on the rich tradition of European guilds and craft companies to emphasize the principles of cooperation and mutual assistance within the trades. Without asserting an exclusive privilege to govern local crafts, the founders sought to strengthen internal craft discipline and collective self-regulation by mandating that members obey 'any regulations' henceforth adopted by the practitioners of their respective trades. The founders considered price controls, assumed guild-like authority for arbitrating disputes between members and for settling complaints by the general community. Among the Association's purposes was the usual social care function which assisted members who fell upon hard times (to aid 'any member who may, through sickness or misfortune, fall into want'). The Association seems also to have been empowered to provide industrial grants for suitable new enterprizes ('promoting industry and giving a just encouragement to ingenuity'). To carry out their corporate program, the founders designed a highly democratic organization headed by officers elected annually by the members at large. Equally important, major policy decisions remained in the hands of the general membership, which was required to meet at least four times a year and which at the outset assembled, on average, more than twice that often.' [Ralph D. Gray & Michael A. Morrison, New perspectives on the early republic>, pp.109-112]. See also Dorothea Jane Tormey, The Providence Association of Mechanics and Manufacturers: the first thirty years>, 1957. The Association was dissolved in the latter part of the 19th century, in 1894 becoming the Rhode Island Association of Mechanicians, then the Providence Association of Mechanical Engineers and finally the Providence Engineering Society.

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        Nouveau voyage en Espagne ou tableau de l'etat actuel de cette monarchie EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez Regnault, 1789. Fine. Chez Regnault, à Paris 1789, 3 tomes en 3 Vol. in 8 (12x20cm), (4) iv 368pp. (1) et (4) 382pp; (4) et (4) 402pp. (2), relié. - Second printing of the first edition with relay as illustrated 3 folding maps (Spain, Madrid and Cadiz Bay), the colored map of Spain and 9 boards including 7 folding. Sheepskin brown half contemporary. Back tooled raised fat nets. Part of title and volume number in tan calf. Hat Volume I partially frayed, torn from Volume 2, a lack in Volume 3; tail of Volume I and 2 partially torn. Lower joint Volume 2 open tail. Volume 3 of the upper joint split tail. Overall very rubbed. I trimmed the edge of the volume and other volumes blunt. 3 boards bearing tears. Wetting at the beginning of Volume II. The advantage of this trip is to take care of contemporary Spain in the late eighteenth century. It was written by an eyewitness, Ambassador of France to Madrid, Baron Jean François de Bourgoing. From 1782, he chose to visit Spain to establish a true picture. It covers all aspects, economics, commerce, institutions, kitchen ... --- 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] Second tirage de l'édition originale avec titre de relais, illustrée de 3 cartes dépliantes (Espagne, Madrid et baie de Cadix) dont la carte d'Espagne coloriée, et de 9 planches dont 7 dépliantes. Reliure en demi basane brune d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné de filets gras. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en veau fauve. Coiffe du tome I en partie élimée, arrachée au tome 2, un manque au tome 3 ; queue des tome I et 2 en partie arrachées. Mors inférieur du tome 2 ouvert en queue. mors supérieur du tome 3 fendu en queue. Ensemble très frotté. Bordure du tome I rognée et des autres tomes émoussées. 3 planches portant des déchirures. Mouillure en début du tome II. L'intérêt de ce voyage est de s'occuper de l'Espagne contemporaine à la fin du XVIIIe. Il a été écrit par un témoin direct, l'ambassadeur de France à Madrid, le baron Jean François de Bourgoing. A partir de 1782, il choisit de visiter l'Espagne pour en établir un tableau véritable. Il en présente tous les aspects, économie, commerce, institutions, cuisine...

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        Essai sur la régénération physique morale et politique des Juifs EDITION ORIGINALE

      Metz: De l'imprimerie de Claude Lamort, 1789. Fine. De l'imprimerie de Claude Lamort, Metz 1789, in-8 (13x21,5cm), (2f. titre) (2f. tables) 262pp. (1f. priv.), relié. - Original rare Edition. Bound in brown sheepskin posterior half (ca 1820), back with four nerves decorated with gilded nets, cold jewels and a piece of black morocco title. Paper plates to the tank. All marbled edges. A few small spots in low margin of the last leaf, otherwise copy of freshness. The Enlightenment, or a more extensive way his mind, will have resulted not only in the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the citizen, but to a deeper reflection on human freedom, political injustices were quickly targets, including the abolition of slavery and the emancipation of the Jews and their civic integration; it had already taken off in France by Louis XVI Tolerance Edict in 1787 (under the influence of Malesherbes) granting civil rights to Jews. If the text of the Abbé Grégoire dates from the same year, it will not stop to literature and go up to the National Assembly 3 August 1789 requesting the total emancipation of the Jews. The original text of Gregory, a competition organized by the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Metz for the year 1787 whose subject was: "Are there ways to make them more useful and happier Jews France? "Two texts will be distinguished, that of Gregory and a second Thiery. The Academy has not awarded price, the contest was renewed the following year, where Gregory shared the prize with other nominees. "The test of Abbé Henri Grégoire is a work that stands as a symbol for a part of humanity. It is a spiritual meeting place where joins the miserable situation of Jews in France at the end of the Old Regime, interviewing men of the Enlightenment deal with this condition flouting the nascent ideology of human rights and the strength of conviction of Abbé Grégoire, certainly one of the men that the denial of injustice and generosity of heart led to more firmly support the cause of the oppressed "(R. Badinter). - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, rare. Reliure en demi basane brune postérieure (ca 1820), dos à quatre nerfs ornés de filets dorés, de fleurons à froid ainsi que d'une pièce de titre de maroquin noir. Plats de papier à la cuve. Toutes tranches marbrées. Quelques petites taches en marge basse du dernier feuillet, sinon exemplaire d'une grande fraîcheur.   La philosophie des Lumières, ou d'une manière plus extensive son esprit, aura abouti non seulement à la Déclaration des droits de l'homme et du citoyen, mais à une réflexion plus profonde sur la liberté de l'homme, les injustices politiques en furent rapidement les cibles, notamment l'abolition de l'esclavage et l'émancipation des Juifs et leur intégration citoyenne ; celle-ci avait déjà pris son essor en France par l'Edit de tolérance de Louis XVI en 1787 (sous l'influence de Malesherbes) qui accorde l'état civil aux Juifs. Si le texte de l'abbé Grégoire date de la même année, ce dernier ne s'arrêtera pas à la littérature et montera à l'Assemblée Nationale le 3 août 1789 pour demander l'émancipation totale des Juifs. A l'origine du texte de Grégoire, un concours organisé par l'Académie des sciences et des arts de Metz pour l'année 1787, dont le sujet était : « Est-il des moyens de rendre les Juifs plus utiles et plus heureux en France ? » Deux textes seront distingués, celui de Grégoire et un second de Thiery. L'Académie n'ayant pas décerné de prix, le concours fut reconduit l'année suivante, où Grégoire se partagea le prix avec d'autres nominés.   « L'Essai de l'Abbé Henri Grégoire est une œuvre qui demeure comme un symbole pour une partie de l'humanité. C'est un lieu de rencontre spirituelle où se rejoignent la situation misérable des Juifs de France à la fin de l'Ancien Régime, l'interrogation des hommes des Lumières face à cette condition bafouant l'idéologie naissante des droits de l'homme et la force de conviction de l'Abbé Grégoire, assurément l'un des hommes que le refus de l'injustice et la générosité du cœur ont conduit à soutenir le plus fermement la cause des opprimés » (R. Badinter).

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        VIE DU CAPITAINE COOK, traduite de l'anglois du docteur Kippis, Membre de la Société Royale de Londres.

      Paris, Rue des Poitevins, Hôtel de Thou, 1789.FIRST FRENCH 8vo EDITION 1789, FIRST ISSUE (without translator's name on title page), 2 VOLUMES COMPLETE. In original wrappers and uncut as issued. Text in French. 8vo, approximately 210 x 140 mm, 8½ x 5½ inches, woodcut vignette to title pages and headpieces to opening chapters, pages: Volume 1, half - title and title page, lvi, [1] - 458; Volume 2, half - title and title page, [1] - 497, including Appendix, Le Morai Poeme by Miss Helene Maria Williams, THIS SET STILL IN THE ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S WRAPPERS AND UNCUT AS ISSUED, small paper labels to spines, housed in a wine coloured cloth drop down box, gilt lettered black label to spine with gilt edges, inside at the bottom of the spine is the binder's name "Newbold & Colins Sydney". Binding rubbed and showing wear, heads of both spines have old neat repairs,covers a little creased and chipped at edges, some pale stains to binding, old ink writing to top of the back of the first cover, occasional pale stain to inner margins and occasional foxing or small brown spots, otherwise a very good copy. See The Parsons Collection, Rare Pacific Voyage Books by Hordern House, Part 1, No. 82; Beddie, The Library of New South Wales, Bibliography of Captain James Cook, page 10; David W. Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography 1780 - 1900, Volume 1, page 136. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Eigenh. Albumblatt mit U.

      O. O. u. D. - 1 S. Qu.-gr.-8vo. "Schön ist wohl das Künstler-Leben, | Süß, sehr oft wie Mandeln und Ziweben [!], | Doch giebt es auch oft bittere daneben!" - Adalbert Gyrowetz stand als Sekretär und Musiker im Dienst des Grafen Franz von Fünfkirchen in Wien, lernte dort u. a. Mozart und Haydn kennen, trat mit einigen Symphonien als Komponist hervor und setzte seine musikalische Ausbildung bei Nicola Sala und Giovanni Paisiello in Neapel fort. "1789 ging Gyrowetz über Mailand und Paris nach London, wo er seit 1791 für die Salomon Concerts und The Pantheon Theatre als Komponist tätig war und u. a. die Oper 'Semiramide' schrieb, deren Aufführung durch den Brand des Pantheons verhindert wurde, dem auch die Partitur zum Opfer fiel . 1792 kehrte Gyrowetz über Brüssel nach Paris zurück, kam 1793 nach Wien und trat als Legationssekretär in den österr. Staatsdienst ein. 1804-31 war er Hofkapellmeister und Dirigent der Wiener Hofoper und veranstaltete bis 1847 zahlreiche Konzerte. Neben seinen dreißig Opern, u. a. 'Robert oder die Prüfung' (1813) und 'Hans Sachs' (1836), komponierte Gyrowetz vorwiegend Symphonien und Streichquartette" (DBE).

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        Le antichitá de Ercolano. Pittura 1-3.

      - Rome, 1789-90. Folio. (4),+ (48) pp.+ 48 engr. plates: (4),+ (48) pp.+ 48 engr. plates: (4),+ (60),+ (6) pp.+ 60 engr. plates. Minor foxing in beginning of part one. Contemporary green half morocco, richly gilt spines. Three volumes, front board to volume one with a paper tear. Fine copy. Garcia 10738. Furchheim p. 70. Vinet 1719. The first three parts, with the complete paintings, of the engraver Tommasi Piroli?s (1750-1824) re-engravings of the large ?Le antichita d'Ercolano eposte? Two volumes of Bronzi were published in 1792-94 and ?Lucerne e candelabri? in 1807. The three Pittura parts contain 156 engraved plates in all, and have a separate index to all three parts. A new edition of Piroli?s work was published in 1804-07. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne,

      London: B. White and Son,, 1789. in the County of Southampton: with Engravings, and an Appendix. Quarto (253 × 193 mm). Contemporary marbled calf by Christian Kalthoeber (with his ticket), skilfully rebacked with the original decorative gilt spine laid down, three-line gilt border on sides, yellow edges, gilt roll-tool turn-ins, marbled endpapers. Engraved vignette title, large folding view of Selborne, 4 plates of views, folding plate of the Black-winged Stilt, plate of fossilised shell. Armorial bookplate on front pastedown of Lord Gray (probably Francis, 14th Lord Gray, 1765-1842); book label of Nicholas Wall on rear pastedown. Short closed-tear at inner margin of frontispiece, otherwise a very nice, tall copy, with the errata leaf. First edition of one of the great English books of the eighteenth century. "White's Natural History of Selborne is open to everyone, for everyone has observed much of what it describes. Writer and reader each share the inheritance of the natural world, and delight in what is given, so that Selborne becomes an expression of universal thanksgiving, treasured by all" (ODNB). The binding is from the atelier of Christian Kalthoeber, the German-born, London-based book binder, considered the finest of his day.

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        Voyage from New South Wales to Canton, in the year 1788, with Views of the Islands discovered

      London: J. Debrett, 1789. Quarto, with an engraved vignette on the title and four large folding plates; a very good copy, handsomely bound in half speckled calf, spine gilt-ruled with raised bands, the Coles copy with his bookplate. First edition of this rare (indeed sometimes forgotten) First Fleet book, which also describes the first trading voyage out of Port Jackson in 1788.Captain Thomas Gilbert was part of the establishment of the first European settlement at Port Jackson as commander of the Charlotte, the 335-ton First Fleet transport that carried over 100 convicts to Australia. Charlotte left Port Jackson on 6 May 1788 bound for China to take on a cargo of tea under charter to the East India Company. Travelling with Captain Gilbert was Captain John Marshall on the Scarborough, another First Fleet ship that had delivered 208 convicts to the newly established colony.Gilbert records in small detail the voyage to and his subsequent stay in Port Jackson. 'I had on board my ship upwards of one hundred and thirty convicts, male and female: many of the former were fellows of a most abandoned and desperate character...; I took leave of Governor Phillip... and here let me embrace the opportunity... of acknowledging... the civilities I received from those gentlemen; among whom I would particularly notice that valuable officer Captain Hunter.' Gilbert also makes much mention of the constant fight to hold scurvy at bay 'we hauled... for fish as often as possible, but we found, that though this kind of food might palliate in some degree, the violence of the scurvy, it did not prove an effectual remedy.'Gilbert goes on to describe their voyage to Canton, the first trading voyage to be undertaken out of Port Jackson. En route he discovered the Gilbert and Marshall islands, naming them for himself and his fellow captain.The Voyage from New South Wales to Canton was designed to be a companion volume to surgeon John White's Account of the Voyage to Botany Bay and the Establishment of the Colony at Port Jackson. The two works are very occasionally found bound together, and in fact the publisher's advertisement for White's journal at the end of this volume notes that 'the above being uniformly printed to bind with Captain Gilbert's Voyage, may be bound together or separate'. Ferguson, 38; Hill, 702; Australian Rare Books, 18.

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