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        Poems by Anthony Pasquin. Second Edition.

      J. Strahan, London 1789 - Two volumes bound in one. London: J. Strahan, [1789]. xxxi,[i], 203,[1];268pp. Title-page vignettes. Subscribers' list. Neatly bound in contemporary black quarter-morocco, gilt lettering & decoration, vellum tips, plain boards. 19th-century ownership-name to pastedowns. A very good copy. (**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY** - This is a heavy/overweight book, therefore additional postage will be charged - PLEASE CONTACT US for a prior shipping quote and for further information). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: JAMES HAWKES]
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        Le Rhin pittoresque ou choix des plus belles vues depuis Mayence jusque a Cologne., Mit den Ansichten von Mainz, der Heimburg, Tempel des Niederwalds, Lahneck, Neuwiel, Bieberich, Johannisberg, Rüdesheim, Brömmserburg, Ehrenfels, Bingen, Rheinstein, Asmannshausen, Sonneck, Bacharach, Pfalz und Caub, Schönberg, Oberwesel, Loreley, Katz und St. Goarshausen, St. Goar, Rheinfels, Thurnberg und Welmich, den Brüdern, Boppart, Marksburg, Stolzenfels, Koblenz, Andernach, Nonnenwerth, Bonn und Köln.

      Frankf., Jügel, o.J. [hs. Eintrag auf Titel 1789]. - Titel und 31 [es fehlt Oberwesel und ?? von 33 bzw. 35] Aquatinta-Tafeln von Bodmer, Weber, Hegi und Martens nach Dielmann und Ehemant. Engelmann nennt 33 Tafeln, andere Exemplare enthalten zuweilen bis zu 35 Tafeln. Engelmann 827. Der Lederrücken des Einbands mit Ein- und Ausrissen, Bindung (Verleimung) gelöst (lose Blätter), Vorsätze fleckig. Einzelne Blätter, meist ausserhalb der Darstellung) etwas fleckig, gelegentlich Randläsuren. Der große Teil der Blätter im Bereich der Darstellung sauber. Bei Bestellungen gegen offene Rechnung bitte Telefonnummer angeben. Danke! Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1200 Quer-kl.-8°, geprägter grüner Orig. Pappband mit goldgeprägtem Titel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vestigios da lingoa Arabica em Portugal, ou lexicon etymologico das Palavras, e nomes Portuguezes, que tem origem Arabia [...].

      Lisbon, na officina Academia Real das Sciencias, 1789.. Small 4to. XX, 160 pp. Arabic characters in text, Portuguese text. Contemp. full calf.. First edition; extremely rare (a second edition appeared in 1830). The first etymological dictionary ever to record Portuguese words of Arabic origin. "Arabica expressa sunt typis elegantibus" (Schnurrer). Both the Aboussouan and the Burrell collections (sold at Sotheby's in 1993 and 1999, respectively) contained only the 1830 edition (the Burrell copy, in a modern binding, was knocked down for 3,000). Entries are arranged alphabetically in Portuguese, followed by the equivalent Arabic word or source, a transliteration, and an explanation. Also included is a bibliography of works consulted. The Arabic element in the Portuguese language is the natural result of centuries of contact between the two cultures, which began with the Arab presence in Portugal from the 8th to the 11th century. By the 15th century the Portuguese had established trading posts on the African coast, especially in Morocco, and in the 16th and early 17th centuries they were closely involved in Oman and Muslim East Africa. Prior to de Sousa, a few Portuguese publications contained information on the Arabic element in Portuguese, most importantly Durate Nunes De Leao's "Origem da Lingua Portugueza" (1606, reprinted in 1781), which contains a list of 207 Arabic words, and Manoel De Faria's "Europa Portugeza", which contains 106 Arabic words (vol. 3, pt. 4, ch. 10). But de Sousa was the first writer to devote an entire work to the subject, drawing on a wide range of Portuguese and Arab authors to make his point. De Sousa was born in Damascus and became professor of Arabic at the University of Lisbon, as well as a frequently published member of the Royal Academy of Sciences. The next work to appear on the subject was that of Francisco De S. Luiz in 1837. - Period ink inscription on title page. - Schnurrer 129. Palau 320778. Graesse VI/1, 454. Azevedo-Samodaes 3243. Palha 673. Welsh 2655. Balanga 117-8. Aqiqi, 618-9. Zaunmüller 310. Vater/Jülg 291. OCLC 493424506. Not in Smitskamp. Cf. Aboussouan 850; Streit 17, p. 315, n. 6441 (1830 ed. only).

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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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        An Authentic Journal of the Expedition under Commodore Phillips to Botany Bay: with an Account of the Settlement made at Port Jackson and a Description of the Inhabitants, &c. With a Copy of a Letter from Captain Tench of the Marines; and a List of the Civil and Military Establishment. To which is added An Historical Narrative of the Discovery of New Holland...

      London: Printed for C. Forster... , 1789. Octavo; frontispiece folding map hand-coloured in outline (margins of map neatly repaired at edge); very good in recent dark green crushed morocco gilt. FINISHED. The first book on the foundation of Australia. The very first book to describe the foundation of Australia: an exceptionally rare, important and elusive book. Known in only two private and four institutional copies, this is rarer even than either Blaxland's Journal of a Tour of Discovery or Lewin's Birds of New South Wales. It belongs to a very small handful of Australian books that are celebrated and important but virtually never seen on the market.With the possible exception of a single sheet of printed paper (the broadside Extract of a Journal by Richard Williams, the exact date of publication of which in 1789 is uncertain - that broadside survives in a single copy at the Mitchell Library), this was the earliest full account of settlement in New South Wales to be separately published. Rushed into print to meet the incredible demand for news of Botany Bay, it predates all the traditional "First Fleet Books".Published on 2 April 1789, the Authentic Journal appeared only ten days after the earliest of the First Fleet ships to return to England had docked in Plymouth, eight days after the first newspaper mentions, and only six days after the first official despatches from the colony had reached the government in London. The man in the street in 1789 was thus well up on events in New South Wales virtually as soon as the inner enclaves of government.The arrival of any word from New South Wales should be seen in the context of a public longing for information. For every First-Fleeter there must have been dozens of connections who had waited more than two years for news of their banished spouses, children, relatives, friends, neighbours or colleagues, who might as well have been on the moon for all they knew of their fate. The whole public too waited for news of the transportation experiment.The First Fleet accounts with which we are familiar - Tench and Phillip, followed by White, Hunter, Tench's second book and Collins's two books - were written by and in the main intended for members of the establishment. Information was decidedly scarce for the ordinary man in the street, not least because of a lack of material coming back from the ordinary man in New South Wales, who did not have the benefit of access to despatches, nor contracts with publishers negotiated before his departure. It should not be forgotten too that a significant proportion of the transported personnel colonising the Australian east coast was not even literate.London publishers, then as now anxious to profit from fast-breaking news, would have cast around for any information that they could broadcast in the spring of 1789. The information that appears here was in fact derived from a number of sources. The first twenty pages are based on reports that appeared in the London Chronicle on 24, 26 and 28 March 1789, along with notices in other newspapers (these newspaper reports were based on information gained from crewmen on the returning transport ships Prince of Wales and Borrowdale, which docked at Plymouth on 23 and 24 March). The next nineteen pages (22-40) publish a letter from Watkin Tench, whose own Narrative of the Voyage was not to be published until 24 April, and the work also prints an anonymous letter about Norfolk Island that is thought to have been written by Philip Gidley King, as well as a "Copy of a Letter from one of the Convicts to a female Friend in London", which provides an insight into the First Fleet from the surprisingly uncommon perspective of one of the transported convicts.The second section of the book was bought-in by Forster from another publisher, and comprises the 54 pages of text of Stockdale's 1786 third edition of his Historical Narrative of the Discovery of New Holland and New South Wales, 1786, a book published before the sailing of the First Fleet and therefore restricted to material from Cook's first voyage.This copy has long been in private ownership; we know of only one other copy to have appeared on the market in the last thirty years (three times auctioned, it first appeared at the sale of the Ivo Hammet library in 1982, was sold again at the dispersal of the Bremer collection in 1988, then again at the Davidson sale in 2005). We know of no other privately held copy; in libraries Ferguson could record only his own copy, and one each at the National and Mitchell Libraries. A further institutional copy (Allport Library) was located for the Ferguson Addenda.

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        EXTRAIT DES REGISTRES DE L'ASSEMBLÉE PROVINCIALE DE LA PARTIE DU NORD DE LA COLONIE FRANÇOISE DE SAINT-DOMINGUE. DES DELIBÉRATIONS DE LA SÉANCE DU MERCREDI 18 NOVEMBRE 1789.[caption title].

      [Cap-Français. 1789]. - Broadside, 17 3/4 x 14 inches. Old folds, minor wear at edges, some minor foxing. Very good. Broadside, signed in type by Jean-Jacques Bacon de la Chevalerie (1731-1815) as President and by Geanty as Secretary, concerning the local militia. This broadside is an excellent testimony to the formation, in August 1789, of assemblies composed of white settlers only - which was actually illegal until their authorization by the National Assembly in a decree of March 8, 1790, made under the pressure from the colonial committee in Paris which realized the situation on St. Domingue was out of control. Here, the assembly deals with the organization of a militia responsible for ensuring the public tranquility, on the model of the National Guard in the Paris. Brigadier Bacon de la Chevalerie, chosen from the outset by the settlers to chair the Northern Provincial Assembly, declared himself leader of the white separatist movement on the island and played a significant role in the revolutionary events of the period. A rare format for surviving imprints from St. Domingue. From imprints handled by this firm we know that there was a rich print culture in St. Domingue on the verge of the revolution. There were presses at Saint Marc, Port-au- Prince, and Cap Français, with probably two or three different printers at each of the last two. All Caribbean printing is quite rare. No copies located in OCLC.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        EXTRAIT DES REGISTRES DE L'ASSEMBLÉE PROVINCIALE DE LA PARTIE DU NORD DE LA COLONIE FRANÇOISE DE SAINT-DOMINGUE. DES DELIBÉRATIONS DE LA SÉANCE DU MERCREDI 18 NOVEMBRE 1789...[caption title]

      [Cap-Français. 1789].. Broadside, 17 3/4 x 14 inches. Old folds, minor wear at edges, some minor foxing. Very good. Broadside, signed in type by Jean-Jacques Bacon de la Chevalerie (1731-1815) as President and by Geanty as Secretary, concerning the local militia. This broadside is an excellent testimony to the formation, in August 1789, of assemblies composed of white settlers only - which was actually illegal until their authorization by the National Assembly in a decree of March 8, 1790, made under the pressure from the colonial committee in Paris which realized the situation on St. Domingue was out of control. Here, the assembly deals with the organization of a militia responsible for ensuring the public tranquility, on the model of the National Guard in the Paris. Brigadier Bacon de la Chevalerie, chosen from the outset by the settlers to chair the Northern Provincial Assembly, declared himself leader of the white separatist movement on the island and played a significant role in the revolutionary events of the period. A rare format for surviving imprints from St. Domingue. From imprints handled by this firm we know that there was a rich print culture in St. Domingue on the verge of the revolution. There were presses at Saint Marc, Port-au- Prince, and Cap Français, with probably two or three different printers at each of the last two. All Caribbean printing is quite rare. No copies located in OCLC.

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        An Account of the Pelew Islands situated in the Western Part Of The Pacific Ocean. Composed from the Journals and Communications of Captain Henry Wilson, and some of his Officers, who, in August 1783, were there shipwrecked, in the Antelope, a Packet belonging to the Honourable East India Company.

      London, Printed for Captain Wilson, 1789. - First Octavo Edition, the three previous issues having all been in quarto; pp. x, 271; portrait frontispiece, 3 portraits as issued; original full leather binding, title lettered in gilt on spine, pages browned, chipping to edges of spine, a good copy. Hill, Pacific Voyages, p. 160, citing the first edition of 1788: "In 1783 the Antelope, commanded by Captain Henry Wilson, ran onto a reef near one of the Palau Islands, a previously unexplored group, and was wrecked. The entire crew managed to get safely ashore, where they were well treated by the natives and eventually managed to build a small vessel from the wreck in which they reached Macao. They took Prince Lee Boo, one of King Abba Thulle's sons, with them to England, where he made a very good impression; he unfortunately soon died of smallpox.".

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        JOURNALS OF THE GENERAL CONVENTION, WITH SERMONS [volume half title]

      Philadelphia: [Various printers and dates, as described below].. Bound to style in antique three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Foxing. Some minor soiling. Contemporary manuscript annotations and inscriptions throughout. Very good. The first three journals of convention for the Protestant Episcopalian Church, with three significant early sermons. The Episcopal Church was a derivative of the Anglican Church, which fell out of favor during the American Revolution. Many members of the Anglican Church were Loyalists who fled during and after the Revolution, and the deep-seated American suspicion of an established church, one of the contributing elements to the American Revolution, making it untenable for the Anglican churches in the United States to continue as before. The American Anglicans who remained reconstituted themselves into the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United Sates of America. The Episcopal Church in America formally separated from the Church of England in 1789, with a revised Book of Common Prayer and a clergy who was not under the supremacy of the British monarchy; but for all practical purposes the formal division took place during the war, and was formalized in the documents bound in this volume. These JOURNALS detail the early groundwork laid for the formal establishment of the Episcopal Church. William White, the author of the third sermon in the collection, became the first bishop of the American church. All the pamphlets were issued separately, but appear to have been bound together with a common half title. The titles are as follow: 1) JOURNAL OF A CONVENTION OF THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE STATES OF NEW-YORK, NEW-JERSEY, PENNSYLVANIA, DELAWARE, MARYLAND, VIRGINIA, AND SOUTH-CAROLINA; HELD IN CHRIST- CHURCH, IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, FROM SEPTEMBER 27th TO OCTOBER 7th, 1785. [2],18pp. Philadelphia: Printed by Hall and Sellers, 1785. With a half title. EVANS 19209. 2) Smith, William: A SERMON PREACHED IN CHRIST-CHURCH, PHILADELPHIA, ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7th, 1785, BEFORE THE GENERAL CONVENTION OF THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH...ON OCCASION OF THE FIRST INTRODUCTION OF THE LITURGY AND PUBLIC SERVICE OF THE SAID CHURCH, AS ALTERED AND RECOMMENDED TO FUTURE USE, BY THE CONVENTION. Philadelphia: Printed and sold by Robert Aitken, 1785. 40pp. EVANS 19247. 3) Wharton, Charles H.: A SERMON ON THE RELATIONS OF THE CHRISTIAN MINISTRY. PREACHED AT ST. PETER'S AND CHRIST CHURCH, IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, THE SECOND DAY OF OCTOBER, 1785, AND PUBLISHED AT THE REQUEST OF THE EPISCOPAL CONVENTION. Philadelphia: Printed and sold by Robert Aitken, 1785. 24pp. EVANS 19383. 4) JOURNAL OF A CONVENTION OF THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE STATES OF NEW-YORK, NEW-JERSEY, PENNSYLVANIA, DELAWARE, MARYLAND, VIRGINIA, AND SOUTH-CAROLINA, HELD IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, FROM JUNE 20th TO THE 26th, 1786. Philadelphia: Printed by Hall and Sellers, 1786. [2],18pp. With a half title. EVANS 19941. 5) White, William: A SERMON, DELIVERED IN CHRIST-CHURCH, ON THE 21st DAY OF JUNE, 1786, AT THE OPENING OF THE CONVENTION OF THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH.... Philadelphia: Printed by Hall and Sellers, 1786. [2],31pp. EVANS 20145. 6) JOURNAL OF A CONVENTION OF THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE STATES OF NEW-YORK, NEW-JERSEY, PENNSYLVANIA, DELAWARE, AND SOUTH- CAROLINA, HELD AT WILMINGTON, IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE, OCTOBER 10th AND 11th, 1786. Philadelphia: Printed by Joseph Crukshank, 1786. 22pp. EVANS 19942. This volume is also heavily inscribed and annotated by Samuel Ogden. Ogden was a prominent Episcopalian and an ardent patriot in the Revolution, during which he served as a colonel in the New Jersey militia. He was a good businessman and had a nail factory and a grist mill, as well as a large land holding in New York State. Ogden's father, Uzall Ogden, was a delegate to the convention from New Jersey. The first few blank leaves contain plans for a farmyard and what may be Ogden's grist mill. An important piece of American history with a nice association. OCLC 19995247. EVANS 19209, 19247, 19383, 19941, 20145, 19942.

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        The History of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire

      printed for J.J. Tourneisen, Basil 1789 - Ottime legature inizi 800 in mz. pelle con fili, numerazione e titolo in oro al ds. Leggere fioriture ma ottimo esemplare. Rara edizione della fondamentale opera di Edward Gibbon (1737-1794). 8vo (cm. 21), 14 Voll. di circa 350 pp. ciascuno (gli ultimi due voll., con numerazione a parte, sono di Notes ). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La poética o reglas de la poesía en general y de sus principales especies .

      1789. . 1789 - Imp. Don Antonio de Sancha. Madrid. . 2 Vol. . Vol. i: 406 pp. / Vol. II: 356 pp. . Cuarto. Plena Piel. Lengua / Diccionarios / LIngüística / Filología , Literatura Hispánica (Teoría de la Literatura) . Edición corregida y aumentada por su mismo autor. Dos volúmenes encuadernados en plena piel con tejuelos y dorados en lomera. Libro raro en comercio. Perfecto estado de conservación. Ignacio de Luzán Claramunt de Suelves y Gurrea. (Zaragoza, 1702 - Madrid, 1754) fue un escritor y crítico español, principal teorizador de las ideas del Neoclasicismo en España. Luzán es conocido sobre todo por su monumental tratado sobre teoría literaria, La Poética o reglas de la poesía en general y de sus principales especies, que si bien salió en 1737 se mostró definitivamente influyente en una segunda edición en 1789, póstuma e impresa por Eugenio de Llaguno y Amírola, corregida y aumentada. Esta segunda edición acentuaba los rasgos neoclásicos de su estética suprimiendo muchos de los numerosos elogios a la literatura del Siglo de Oro de la primera y ha sido considerada el modelo teórico de la poética neoclásica en la literatura española y sin duda el más influyente en el siglo XVIII. La obra se divide en cuatro libros. El primero trata sobre el "Origen, progresos y ciencia de la Pôesía". El segundo, sobre la "Utilidad y deleite della". El tercero sobre "Poesía dramática" y el cuarto y último sobre "Poesía épica". Para él poesía es Imitación de la Naturaleza en lo universal o en lo particular, hecha en verso para utilidad o para deleite de los hombres, o para uno y otro juntamente.

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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.

      Printed by William Eyres & Sold by T. Cadell J. Johnson C. Dilly & J. Taylor, Warrington 1789 - Hardcover. Folio. viii + 258pp. + [14pp. Index]. Original full tree calf, lettered & ruled in gilt on spine. Marbled endpapers. 22 engraved plates and plans, all but one of which are folding, plus a large fold-out engraved table at the end of the book. The second of the author's two major works, the other being his "State of the Prisons in England and Wales" (1777). Howard's investigations into hospital conditions began in 1785, and he travelled through Europe - often at great personal risk - researching the hospitals there, the objective being to improve hospital conditions in Great Britain and Ireland in order to prevent the spread of plague. In March 1787 he commenced his fourth and final inspection of the English gaols, incorporating his new observations on penal conditions and reform, into this work whose main focus was hospitals and lazarettos (hospitals or other edifices used to hold people in quarantine). A handsome volume with truly magnificent engravings. A small repair to the head of the spine, leather joints cracked but holding (a little lateral play) slight wear to corners of boards. Top-edge browned, a few short tears to endpaper gutters, part of the imprint at the edge of the engraved table cropped, otherwise internally clean and supple, and pages and plates near Fine. Overall a solid, clean and complete VG or better copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The history and proceedings of the Lords and Commons of Great-Britain, in Parliament, with regard to the Regency: containing a full account of all their speeches on the proposed Regency Bill, from November 20, 1788, to March 10, 1789, when His Majesty's happy recovery took place, and put a stop to all further Proceedings on that subject. To which are added, The Three Reports of the Physicians;> Mr. Pitt's Letter to the Prince of Wales,> with His Royal Highness's Answer;> the Regency Bill,> as it passed the House of Commons, and was carried to the Lords, and there read a second time; And the speeches of the Lords and Commons of Ireland, on appointing the Prince of Wales Regent without restrictions; with a copy of their Address,> and the Prince's answer

      London: John Stockdale. 1789. 8vo., xv + (1) + 434 + 435* - 456* + 437 - 491 + (1) + 16 + 88 + 12 + (4) + 192 + 119 + (1)pp., very occasional minor spotting, general title just a bit foxed, contemporary tree calf, sympathetically rebacked, flat spine gilt and labelled. An excellent copy from the early 19th century library of John Scott, Lord Eldon, with his circular armorial bookplate and signature ('Eldon')> on pastedown. A significant association copy of these comprehensive reports. 'Lord Mansfield's resignation as lord chief justice in June 1788 created a ladder of preferment among the law officers, and as a consequence Scott was appointed solicitor-general and (rather against his will) was knighted, according to custom, on 27 June. He was re-elected for Weobley on 7 July and resumed his seat in the House. A few weeks later George III suffered his first major attack of mental derangement, which presented the government with the problem, among others, of how to pass the necessary legislation to install a regent in the king's place when the king's incapacity made it impossible to secure the royal assent. It was Scott who suggested the solution adopted by Pitt, of securing the agreement of both houses to the use of the great seal to signify consent—a device ridiculed by the opposition as ?'the phantom?' but one which gave the proceedings a cloak of legality in an unprecedented situation. He justified the measure on the grounds of necessity: it also prevented the opposition whigs from succeeding in their tactic to make parliament appoint the prince of Wales as regent without parliamentary restrictions, which would have enabled him to give his friends a permanent lease of power. On 22 December Scott drew a firm distinction between a vacancy of the throne on the king's death and a temporary incapacity of a monarch who was still in possession of it, so justifying Pitt's tactic of placing parliamentary restrictions on a regency in order to keep the king's authority intact. George III did not forget, and acknowledged Scott's service soon after his recovery when he called him to Windsor to thank him personally ?'for the affectionate fidelity with which he [had] adhered to him when so many had deserted him in his malady?' (H. Twiss, The Public and Private life of Lord Chancellor Eldon,> 1844, I. p.196). [E.A. Smith in ODNB].

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        FONDAMENTI TEORICO - PRATICI DELL'ARTE AEREONAUTICA. Nuovamente proposti con moltissime illustrazioni ed aggiunte.

      nella Stamperia di Pietro Allegrini 1789 In - 8 p. (mm. 212x140), bross. originale (dorso rifatto), pp. 138, con 4 tavv. f.t., inc. in rame e più volte ripieg., su disegni dell?A. (1 è una tabella con ?Dimensioni e risultati per sette diverse grandezze di macchine aereonautiche dalle 20 alle 50 braccia di diametro, da agire col metodo dei Sigg. Montgolfier, della figura espressa nella tav. I?). Cfr. Boffito, p. 219 - Darmon, p. 63 - Caproni / Bertarelli, p. 120. Timbro di apparten. al frontesp.; circa 10 cc. con macchia al margine esterno, altrimenti buon esemplare.

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        Theorie der Dichtkunst. Zum Gebrauch der Studirenden bearbeitet von Albrecht Kirchmayer. 2 Bände.

      München, Lentner, 1787-, 1789. - circa 18,8 x 12 cm. Gestochenes Frontispiz von Weißenhahn nach Wink, 7 Bll., 285 SS.; 6 Bll., 347 SS., mit 2 gest. Titelvignetten Hellblaues Schafleder d. Zt. mit Rschild und reicher Vergoldung, goldgeprägten Deckelfileten und Supralibros mit Wappen der Pfalz auf den Deckeln sowie dreiseitigem Goldschnitt und verschiedenen Buntpapier-Vorsätzen Hamberger-M. IV, 101. Erste Ausgabe dieser Bearbeitung von Sulzers einflussreicher Literaturtheorie, hier besorgt von dem Münchner Professor für Rhetorik Albrecht Kirchmayer (1745-1814). - Aussergewöhnlich schönes und aufwendig gebundenes Geschenkexemplar mit dem Wappen der Pfalz auf den Deckeln. Beiliegend ein dreiseitiges Widmungsschreiben zum Jahreswechsel, datiert 31. Christmonat 1788, von dem Herausgeber Kirchmayer an einen "durchlauchtigen Herzog", der bereits zuvor seine Publikationen mit Interesse verfolgt habe und dem nun hier die Theorie der Dichtkunst überreicht werde mit allen guten Wünschen für das Neue Jahr etc. - Band 1 am Rücken leicht verblasst, beide Bände mit kleineren Bereibungen, innen sauber, sehr dekorativ. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Journal over en Reise igiennem Frankerige og Tydskland i Aaret MDCCLXXXVIII.

      2 bd. Kbhvn.: Morthorst og Holm 1789. XVI + 303; VI + 358 + [2] s. Pænt eksemplar indbundet i samtidigt halvlæder med farvede titel- og tomefelter samt rig gulddekoration på ryggene. Eksemplaret har tilhørt Einar Christiansen og Holger Gabrielsen.. Den store teaterrejse. "...skaffede ham megen ros af samtidens kritikere; værket har den særlige interesse at give skildringer fra Paris umiddelbart før revolutionen ... indeholder fine dramaturgiske iagttagelser i hvilke P. åbenbarer sit kunstideal: Fr. Schröders naturlighed og sande konversation i modsætning til det svulstige komediespil han oplevede i Paris. Interessant er især beretningen om et besøg i Wien hos Mozart."(R. Neiiendam). Frederik Schybergs bog Den store Teaterrejse bygger på Preislers Journal.Bibl. Danica II, 403

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        El Teatro

      Imprenta Real. 1789 Madrid. 8º cm. 237 p., [3]p. en bl. Encuadernación en tapa dura de editorial con lomo estampado. Milizia, Francesco 1725 - 1798. Y traducida al español por D.J.F.O. Según Palau, 169.294 el traductor es José Francisco Ortíz. Sign.: A - P. Teatro. Ortiz y Sanz, José. 1739 - 1822. (=318588=) Ver imagen

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        The Art of Manual Defence; or, System of Boxing: Perspicuously Explained in a Series of Lessons, and Illustrated by Plates. By a Pupil both of Humphreys and Mendoza

      London: Printed for G. Kearsley, 1789. Second edition, 12mo, xxxv, [1, blank], 133, [11, index]pp., with half-title, engraved frontispiece and nine additional full-page engravings showing two boxers fighting (perhaps Dan Mendoza and Richard Humphries), demonstrating the various boxing techniques taught in the text, some light off-setting, a few pages have been trimmed up to the text, especially at the fore-edge, but with no loss, early paper endpapers, nicely bound in full calf, hand sewn headbands, hand tooled edges, hand lettered spine. The author of this guide indicates he seeks to appeal specifically to the gentleman wanting to protect himself from 'the insolence so peculiar to the manners of the lower order of people in this country.' But he has special advice for professional practitioners of the pugilistic art, with hints for preparing for a scheduled fight which include taking 'a pint of best red wine mulled, with a tablespoonful of brandy' on the morning itself. This manual was written at an important juncture in the sport, and focuses on two practitioners who impelled boxing forward greatly - Daniel Mendoza and Richard "The Gentleman Boxer" Humphries, who famously fought three bare-knuckle bouts between 1788 and 1790 (the third of which was the first time spectators were charged an entry-payment to a sporting event). Before Mendoza, boxers generally stood still and merely swapped punches. Mendoza's 'scientific style' consisted of more than simply battering opponents into submission and included much defensive movement. He developed an entirely new style of boxing, incorporating such defensive strategies as what he called 'side-stepping,' moving around, ducking, blocking, and generally avoiding punches. At the time, this was revolutionary, and Mendoza was able to overcome much heavier opponents as a result of this new style. Though he stood only five feet seven inches and weighed only 160 pounds, Mendoza was England's sixteenth Heavyweight Champion from 1792 to 1795, and is the only middleweight to ever win the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Mendoza helped transform the popular English stereotype of a Jew from a weak, defenceless person into someone deserving of respect. He is said to have been the first Jew to talk to the King, George III. Mendoza was second for Tom Molineaux, a freed Virginia slave, in his fights. In 1789 - the year this book was issued in London - he opened his own boxing academy there. Hartley, 1578; Extremely rare, ESTC locates a single copy of the first edition at Yale which is tentatively dated 1784, and two copies of this second edition (British Library and Yale).

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        Eigenh. Widmung mit U.

      Hamburg, 3. VIII. 1789. - 1 S. Qu.-8vo. "Lieber! Behalten Sie in Ihrem Andenken Ihren Sie gewiß liebenden Freund". - Lange ist der Maler des wahrscheinlich populärsten Bildes seines Schwagers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, das vermutlich 1782/83 entstand und - wie der Musikwissenschaftler Michael Lorenz 2009 erkannte - ursprünglich auf einem Format von 19 x 15 cm nur Mozarts Kopf zeigte. Wahrscheinlich 1789 wurde mit einer Vergrößerung des kleinen Porträts begonnen, die Mozarts Oberkörper und ein Klavier hinzufügen sollte, aber nie vollendet wurde.

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        Reise des jungen Anacharsis durch Griechenland, vierhundert Jahre vor der gewöhnlichen Zeitrechnung. Aus dem Französischen.,

      Bln., Libau, bei Lagarde und Friedrich 1789-1793. - Bde. 7 Bde. (Komplett!) 8°. Zus. ca. 1800 S. Je Bd. m. 1 gest. Fontisp. u. 34 tlw. mehrf. gefalt. Kupfertaf. (dav. 4 Münztaf. u. 15 mehrf. gefalt. Karten des Geographen Jean-Denis Barbié du Bocage. Mehrere mehrf. gefalt. Grund- und Aufrisse u. Zeichnungen antiker Bauten u. ein mehrf. gefalt. Stich der Zeichnung: `Platon mit seinen Schülern auf dem Vorgebirge Sunium.` Blattgr. 25,5x41 cm. Bildgr. 18x28,5 cm. Die Stiche sind komplett! In Teil 2 befinden sich statt der am Tit. angekündigten 13 Taf. eine Taf. mehr, also 14. Dafür finden sich in Teil 3 statt der 6 am Tit. angekündigten Taf. nur fünf. DEr Grund dafür findet sich findet sich in der `Nachricht für den Buchbinder` am letzten Bll. von Tl. 3. Dort heißt es: `Die Abbildung einer Athenischen Münze gehört noch zum 2. Bande S. 179.` Im vorliegenden Werk sind also die Stiche nicht nur vollständig sondern auch korrekt eingebunden! Kart. d. Zt., 7. Bd. abweichend in HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rückengoldpräg. gebunden. Rü. v. Bd. 1-6 restaur. Graesse I, 300; Fromm 2082 - Erste deutsche Ausgabe der berühmten, mehrfach nachgedruckten Beschreibung Griechenlands in Form einer fiktiven Reise in das 4. Jhdt. v. Chr. - Übersetzt nach der zweiten Ausgabe. - Jean-Jacques Barthélemy, genannt Abbé Barthélemy (1716-1795), war ein französischer Kleriker, Archäologe, Numismatiker und Literat. 1788 veröffentlichte er das hier vorliegende Werk `Voyage du jeune Anacharsis en Grèce dans le milieu du IVe siècle`. An die Figur des Anacharsis knüpft er die literarische Fiktion des Jüngeren Anacharsis an und macht ihn zum Helden dieses großen Reiseromans, der das Griechenlandbild seiner Zeit entscheidend prägte. Gewicht in Gramm: 3000 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Extra Official State Papers. Addressed to The Right Hon. Lord Rawdon and the Other Members of the Two House of Parliament, Associated for the Preservation of the Constitution and Promoting the Prosperity of the British Empire By a Late Under Secretary of State [William Knox].

      London: J.Debrett. Neatly rebacked. Gilt ornaments on spine with beautiful original spinelabel. In overall excellent condition. This thoughtful work on Irish politics and history was written by an Irish-born government official, and subsequently owned by two significant figures in Irish history, both of whom have left their mark on it. The first was the spy and co-founder of the United Irishmen, Leonard Macnally who has signed and annotated the text, followed by Warner William Westenra second Baron Rossmore who has left his notes and jottings on the Act of Union. . Volume One (of two) in two parts. London, J.Debrett, 1789. 8°. 49, [1], 14, [2], 174 [2] pages plus Errata-leaf. Original Hardcover. Contemporary Irish calf with edges stained green. Neatly rebacked. Gilt ornaments on spine with beautiful original spinelabel. In overall excellent condition. This thoughtful work on Irish politics and history was written by an Irish-born government official, and subsequently owned by two significant figures in Irish history, both of whom have left their mark on it. The first was the spy and co-founder of the United Irishmen, Leonard Macnally who has signed and annotated the text, followed by Warner William Westenra second Baron Rossmore who has left his notes and jottings on the Act of Union. [SABIN 38181] The title page bears the ownership signature of Leonard Macnally who signs himself 'Leo: MacNally' with the name of the anonymous author '[William] Knox' written in his hand below. Macnally, a barrister and playwright, is now remembered as a notorious spy for the British government, exploiting his status as a co-founder of the United Irishmen to betray friends and republican clients such as Wolfe Tone even as he purported to defend them in the court cases that followed the rebellion of 1798. In addition to his ownership signature MacNally has lightly annotated Knox's Appendix which contains a 'Paper delivered to Lord Frederick Campbell, when appointed Secretary to Ireland, 1767' in which the author addresses the 'tyranny' of aristocratic government in Ireland, lamenting the 'wretched... ancient condition of Ireland... in respect to property' ownership. MacNally's interest seems to lie in Knox's reading of the history of Irish land tenure with five inked annotations setting out the legal justification for Knox's historical analysis, frequently by reference to Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England. The bookplate of the Barons Rossmore appears on the front pastedown, almost certainly Warner William Westenra (1765-1842) the second Baron who was briefly a member of the Irish Parliament before losing his seat in the Act of Union, returning to spearhead a campaign to reform the representative peerage in Ireland, finally serving as Lord Lieutenant of Monaghan. On the penultimate blank endpaper, Westenra wrestles with the implications of Union with the UK, apparently writing before the act: 'The question now before the public is shall we have an Union?... Shall the people of Ireland consent to an Union of Legislature... The voice of thousands cry out no - that is the voice of thousands exclaim - let material pride trample upon national interest.' Alluding to one of the perennial features of Irish history, Rossmore acknowledges: 'Literary men of genius will go to England', but resignedly continues, 'Is that not the case now - Sheridan &c' [Description: Christian White]

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        Observations and Reflections made in the Course of a Journey through France, Italy, and Germany

      London: A. Strahan and T. Cadell,, 1789. 2 volumes octavo (215 × 134 mm ). Attractive contemporary provincial full calf, black morocco lettering-pieces, red morocco numbering-pieces, compartments gilt, edges gilt milled. A little rubbed, the corners bumped, light browning, overall a very good set. First edition. Account by Dr. Johnson's close friend and correspondent of her honeymoon, following her second marriage to Italian singer Gabriel Mario Piozzi. "Having been satirised as a diminutive creature riding to literary acclaim on the gigantic shoulders of Johnsonian erudition, Hester herself was only too aware of the anxiety of influence. In the entertaining and important travel journal Observations and Reflections …, her first work not to fall under the long shadow of Johnson, she built upon previous experimentation by using an authoritative but conversational discourse, alive with present-tense immediacy, to erode the barriers between diary and travel narrative. Her delight in Piozzi and in Italy was everywhere apparent in the materials she included in this development of the genre, which subverted masculine tropes of the grand tourist as disillusioned and hard to please. Sympathetically depicting Italian life as a 'demi-naturalized' wife, she substituted involvement for prejudice, and satirised (as a Welshwoman) the English habit of ridiculing that which it finds disconcertingly unfamiliar. By the middle of July the queen was reading Observations and Reflections to Frances Burney to their mutual delight" (ODNB). Attractive contemporary armorial bookplates of Edward Parker of Browsholme "in the Country of York".

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        Voyages autour du monde; relation des voyages entrepris par ordre de sa majeste britannique par la commodore Byron, le capitaine Carteret, le capitaine Wallis & le capitaine Cook dans les Vaisseaux le Dauphin, le Swallow & l'Endeavour. To

      Nyon. Merigot. 1789 Paris. 19x13 cm. 259 + 223. Encuadernación en tapa dura con lomo estampado. Idioma francés. (=140889=) Ver imagen

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        Leben und Schicksale des berüchtigten Franz Rudolph von Grossing, eigentlich Franz Matthias Grossinger genannt, nebst der Geschichte und Bekanntmachung der Geheimnisse des Rosen-Ordens

      hardcover, halfcloth, 8vo small, xvi, 271 pps., Frankfurt und Leipzig, 1789, 2 stamps inside book, 2 labels on backstrip, small damage on bottom right side of front page. Pagination error around page 140, not resulting in loss of text fair/good/no dj

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Antonio Teyber mpr").

      Dresden, 6. XII. 1789.. 1 SS. mit eh. Adresse verso (Faltbrief). 4to.. In italienischer Sprache, an die Musikalienhandlung Artaria & Cie., Wien: "Stimatissimo signore! Partendo da qui, per Vienna una tal Contessa Kufstein mi do l'onore d'inviarla cola medema le tre brama te gran sonate, lei se ne puol servire col accompagnamento ed anche senza, mi perdoni che non li mandato prima, ma i molti affari, ed anche la corretura mi hanno rubato tanto tempo. La sopracennata Contessa parte oggi, e stara di casa nella Weinbergasse in 4 giorni sara in Vienna. - Avrei desiderio che lei sentisse quel' 3 terzetti, che hanno fatto gran chiaso tra la nostra nobilta, perche sono molto facili e brilanti, mi favorisca di dar un consiglio, a chi sui possa fidar in Vienna per farli incidere, giache lei per addesso non se ne puo servir, tutta la nobilta mi secca per cosi dir di mandarli a M. Humel a Berlino, ma io ho poca fede per quel Signore, perche sento che della volte cangia e leva dei passagi (in quei manoscritti che riceve) come li pare e piace. La prego di conservarmi la sua grazia ed amicizia, ed di scrivermi presto come hanno gradito le mie sonate, sperando ne l'effetto dovuto. Resto con tutta la stima e venerazione [...] P.S. La prego (se e possibile) di far li suonare alla prova, da Madama Besier, nata d'Aurenhamer mia granda amica, e bravissima professora, e di reverivla distintamente da parte mia. Perche avrei piacere che lei la sentisse bene." - Verso Empfängervermerk. Teyber, seit 1787 Erster Hoforganist an der Dresdner Hofkapelle, hatte im April 1789 ebendort den nach Berlin durchreisenden Mozart getroffen. Auf Befehl Kaiser Leopolds II. quittierte er in Dresden und kam mit Dezember 1791 als Cembalist und Adjunkt Salieris in das Orchester des Hofoperntheaters nach Wien.

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        Versuch einer neuen Theorie des menschlichen Vorstellungsvermögens. 2 Bl., 579 S. Halblederbd d. Z. (Ecken bestoßen, Gelenke angeplatzt) mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung. Marmorpapiervorsätze.

      Prag und Jena, Widtmann und Mauke, 1789. - Erste Ausgabe von Reinholds philosophischem Hauptwerk, in dem er sich bemüht, die bei Kant getrennten Erkenntnisräume von sinnlicher Anschauung einerseits und begrifflichem Verstand andererseits auf das einheitliche Prinzip der Vorstellungstätigkeit zurückzuführen. Kant lehnte diesen als Fortschreibung seiner kritischen Philosophie gemeinten Ansatz Reinholds ab, für Fichte wurde er indes zu einer wichtigen Inspiration für seine Wissenschaftslehre. Reinhold (1758-1823), der Schwiegersohn Wielands, war ein begeisterter Anhänger Kants und seit 1787 Professor in Jena, das er zum Zentrum des Kantischen Kritizismus machte. Sein Ziel war die „. weitere Begründung der Kantischen Lehre der Erkenntnis durch den Nachweis der einheitlichen Wurzel der beiden Erkenntnisstämme Sinnlichkeit und Verstand in dem einen Vorstellungsvermögen, ein Versuch, den er später selbst nicht mehr ganz gelten ließ" (Ziegenfuß). In späteren Jahren wandte Reinhold sich stärker den Lehren Fichtes, Jacobis und Bardilis zu. Als Vorrede die Abhandlung 'Ueber die bisherigen Schicksale der kantischen Philosophie'. – Exlibris Victor Lange. Titel mit handschriftl. Namenseintrag C. M. Pauli. Bis auf gelegentliche Stockflecken sauberes Exemplar. – Goed. V 8, 7. Adickes 252 u. 253. Ziegenfuß II 333. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Eigenh. Widmung mit U.

      Hamburg, 3. VIII. 1789.. 1 S. Qu.-8vo.. "Lieber! Behalten Sie in Ihrem Andenken Ihren Sie gewiß liebenden Freund". - Lange ist der Maler des wahrscheinlich populärsten Bildes seines Schwagers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, das vermutlich 1782/83 entstand und - wie der Musikwissenschaftler Michael Lorenz 2009 erkannte - ursprünglich auf einem Format von 19 x 15 cm nur Mozarts Kopf zeigte. Wahrscheinlich 1789 wurde mit einer Vergrößerung des kleinen Porträts begonnen, die Mozarts Oberkörper und ein Klavier hinzufügen sollte, aber nie vollendet wurde.

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        Lettre Adressé au roi par M. de Calonne, le 9 Février 1789

      Londres [Paris?]: de l'Imprimerie de T. Spilsbury, 1789. Later printing. 208pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary calf, marbled endpapers, gilt spine. Very good. Bound with four other titles (see below). ESTC notes four other printings of this with different pagination, but not this, with 208 pages, which is possibly a false imprint. Calonne had the dubious honor of being Minister of Finance under Louis XVI, and left for England on the outbreak of the Revolution. Bound with four other titles: (1) VERMOND, l'Abbé de. La Cour Plénière, Héroï-Tragi-Comédie ... jouée le 14 Juillet 1788 ... viii, 104pp. 8vo, Baville: ls Veuve Liberté, 1788. (2) _______.. La Dernière edition de la Cour Plénière ... iii, 115pp. 8vo, Baville, 1788. (3) LE FRANC DE POMPIGNAN, Jean-George. Le Lever de Bâville, Drame Héroïque ... Pour servir de suite à la Cour Plénière ... 76pp. 8vo, Rome: Chez Barbarini, n.d. (4) LINGUET, Simon Nicolas Henri. La France plus qu'Angloise, ou Comparaison entre la Procédure entamée à Paris le 25 Septembre 1788, contre les Ministres du Roi de France, et le Procès intenté à Londres en 1640, au Comte de Strafford, principal Ministre de Charles Ier, Roi d'Angleterre ... Troisième edition. 141pp. 8vo, Bruxelles, 1789. Kress 1554 & 1555 (different issues, of the same year)

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        Blick v. Alten Zoll zum Siebengebirge, "Vue de Godesberg du Cote de la Ville de Bonn".

      . Kupferstich v. C. W. Bock n. C. Dupuis, 1789, 18,5 x 28,5. Zu Dupuis siehe Merlo, Kölner Künstler, Spalte 206. - Rechts unten kleine Seperatansicht der Ruine Godesburg.

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        An Account of the Pelew Islands situated in the Western Part Of The Pacific Ocean. Composed from the Journals and Communications of Captain Henry Wilson, and some of his Officers, who, in August 1783, were there shipwrecked, in the Antelope, a Packet belonging to the Honourable East India Company

      London, Printed for Captain Wilson, 1789. . First Octavo Edition, the three previous issues having all been in quarto; pp. x, 271; portrait frontispiece, 3 portraits as issued; original full leather binding, title lettered in gilt on spine, pages browned, chipping to edges of spine, a good copy. Hill, Pacific Voyages, p. 160, citing the first edition of 1788: "In 1783 the Antelope, commanded by Captain Henry Wilson, ran onto a reef near one of the Palau Islands, a previously unexplored group, and was wrecked. The entire crew managed to get safely ashore, where they were well treated by the natives and eventually managed to build a small vessel from the wreck in which they reached Macao. They took Prince Lee Boo, one of King Abba Thulle's sons, with them to England, where he made a very good impression; he unfortunately soon died of smallpox.".

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        Voyages en Differentes Provinces de L'Empire de Russie, et dans L'Asie Septentrionale;

      Paris: Maradan,, 1789-93. Traduits de l'Allemand. 6 volumes together, 5 volumes quarto (274 × 214 mm) text and folio (354 × 265 mm) atlas of plates and maps. In the original pinkish paper covered boards, all neatly rebacked to style with typographical labels Atlas with large folding general area map, loosely inserted, and 10 other maps, 3 of them folding, and 2 double-page; 97 plates, 26 of them folding; half-titles present in all volumes. Boards a little rubbed, soiled and softened at the corners, lightly browned throughout, volume I with some marginal dampstaining, but overall a very good, wide-margined set. First edition of "the celebrated French translation" (Cross), of a work originally published in German between 1771 to 1776. Volume I here in the second issue with Maradan imprint and date of 1789, publication having been interrupted - as explained in the Avis - by lack of sufficient paper of the quality required. Born in Berlin in 1741, Peter Simon Pallas was the son of a surgeon. He was educated at Halle, Göttingen, and at Leiden where he submitted his doctorate in 1760. After a trip to England to study natural history and geology, Pallas settled at the Hague where he published his acclaimed Elenchus zoophytorum and Miscellanea zoologica. In 1767 Catherine the Great invited him to St. Petersburg, where he became professor of natural history at the Imperial Academy of Sciences, and in 1768, at the specific request of the tsarina, he was placed in charge of an expedition of five naturalists and seven astronomers into Russia and Siberia. Over the next 6 years the party traversed the empire from the plains of European Russia to the borders of Mongolia. "Pallas arrived back in St Petersburg in July 1774 with a vast amount of data and many fossil specimens, but broken in health. His hair was whitened with fatigue, and nearly all of his companions had died. His journals had been regularly despatched back to St Petersburg and were awaiting him on his arrival" (Howgego) Based upon these Pallas published his major findings, "his chief geological contribution, based largely on his study of the Ural and Altai Mountain ranges of Siberia, was the recognition of the temporal sequence of rocks from the centre to the flanks of a range." This French edition includes additional material covering the findings of the natural historians Samuel Gottlieb Gmelin, who died in the Caucasus during the expedition, Ivan Ivanovich Lepekhin, and Johann Gottlieb Georgi.

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        THE HISTORY OF NORTH AMERICA., Containing a review of the Customs and manners of the Original Inhabitants; the first Settlement of the British Colonies, their Rise and Progress, from the earliest Period to the Time of their Becoming United, free and independant States. By the Rev. Mr. Cooper. Embellished with Copper-Plate Cuts. THE HISTORY OF SOUTH AMERICA. Containing the Discoveries of Columbus, the Conquest of Mexico and Peru, and the other Transactions of the Spaniards in the New World. By the Re. Mr. Cooper. Embellished with Copper-Plate Cuts.

      North America: 184 pages. Illustrated with six full-page engravings. Recent quarter calf, gilt. Binding 14 x 9 cm. First edition. A very good copy. South America: 168 pages. Six full-page engravings. Matching binding. 14.3 x 9 cm. First edition. Stain on one page; else a very good copy. A handsome set.There would appear to be only one edition of either volume printed in the U.K., but at least twelve editions of 'North America,' and three of 'South America,' printed in the United States. See Roscoe J169 & J172.

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        An account of the principal lazarrettos in Europe. Inscribed to Baron Perryn.

      T Cadell, Warrington & London 1789 - Howard, John (1726?-1790). 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. 4to. [v-vii] viii, 259 [15] pp. 22 engraved plates, fold. eng. table. Lacking half-title and (possibly) initial blank, as in most presentation copies. Warrington: William Eyres for T. Cadell, J. Johnson, C. Dilly, and J. Taylor, 1789. 298 x 233 mm. Half calf, gilt spine, rubbed. Light browning & foxing, but very good. Presentation copy, with blank leaf (possibly original initial blank) bound after the title, bearing Howard's inscription to Sir Richard Perryn, Baron of the Exchequer (1723-1803): "Mr. Howard requests Mr. Baron Perryn, will be kind enough to accept this book from him, as a small mark of his respect." Perryn's engraved bookplate on front pastedown.First Edition. Garrison-Morton 1601. Although best known as a prison reformer on the strength of his famous State of the Prisons in England and Wales (1777; see Printing and the Mind of Man 224), the English philanthropist John Howard was also concerned with the improvement of sanitary conditions in other public institutions. His work in this area represents an important link in the development of the public health movement. The present work, an investigation of the conditions of English and European hospitals (including mental hospitals and quarantine detention houses) contains both plans and notes on management and personnel; it also includes notes of Howard's latest inspections of Irish, Scottish and English prisons.Howard presented this copy of his Lazarettos to British jurist Sir Richard Perryn, who was named Baron (i.e., judge) of the Court of Exchequer in 1776. "As a judge in criminal cases Perryn seems to have been inclined to ameliorate the law's harshness" (Oxford DNB); he was thus likely to have been receptive to Howard's recommendations for prison reform. Arnold M. Muirhead, in his preface to Baumgartner's John Howard, notes that presentation copies of Howard's State of the Prisons usually have the half-title removed and a separate leaf with Howard's inscription inserted; Howard also followed this custom with the Lazarettos. Baumgartner 21. Norman 1109. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        An Essay to Direct and Extend the Inquiries of Patriotic Travellers;

      London: printed for the Author and sold by Mr Robinson, Mr Debrett, Mr Payne, Mr Jeffrey & Mr Faulder,, 1789. with further Observations on the Means of preserving the Life, Health, & Property of the unexperienced in their Journies by Land and Sea. Also a Series of Questions, interesting to Society & Humanity, necessary to be proposed for Solution to Men of all ranks & Employments, & of all Nations and Governments, comprising the most serious Points relative to the Objects of all Travels. To which is Annexed a List of English and froeign Works, intended for the Instruction and Benefit of Travellers & a Catalogue of the most interesting European Travels, which have been published in different Languages from the earliest Times, down to September 8th 1787. Two volumes, octavo (184 × 115 mm). Contemporary full sheep, spine gilt ruled in compartments with a single red morocco title label to each. Engraved frontispiece to volume one, engraved title pages to both volumes, folding plates and tables within. Some loss to spine ends, corners worn, a few marks and scratches to covers, joints split but repaired to full strength, internally immaculate, a very good copy indeed. First edition of this fascinating and unusual philanthropic manual for the intellectual European traveller, a production full of utilitarian and philanthropic purpose, yet published in the year that the French Revolution changed the landscape entirely. Count Leopold von Berchtold (1759-1809), Knight of the Military Order of St. Stephen of Tuscany, was a Moravian philanthropist and man of letters, described by Robert Southey in a letter to Cottle (c.1796) as "one of those rare characters who spend their lives doing good, it is his custom in every country he visits to publish books in its language on some subject of practical utility - these he gave away". The book consists of two distinct parts. The first volume outlines a general methodology for the inquisitive traveller (with subject-specific disquistions as well as some highly interesting pieces of technical travel advice), before launching into more than four hundred pages of questions pertinent to the understanding the political, social, economic, cultural and educational situation of whichever nation be visited. The second volume forms an extensive bibliography of English and Continental travel works. The students of the Berchtold methodology are hence provided not with answers about their destination, but with questions, and are encouraged to note down for themselves the responses they glean (whether by their own initiative or by canvassing local opinion) to these questions, which range in topic from"Origin, Manners, and Customs of the Nation" to, "Law and Government", "Philanthropic Society" and "State of the Peasantry", as well as "Navigation", "Finance" (with tables provided for noting down the relative expenses of travel), and more. It is conceivable that Berchtold depended the general utility of this project upon the possibility that his ideal travellers would not only cultivate their own knowledge through his method, but would perhaps report back and collate their findings. A student of the Berchtold method, if not arrested on suspicion of espionage, would surely have gained a more rounded appreciation of the state of Europe than most Grand Tourists. This privately produced, philanthropic work was not reprinted (though a single German edition appeared in 1791, and one French in 1797), and, though fairly well represented institutionally, is rare in commerce, with no copy having appeared at auction since 1978.

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        Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particulière : Quadrupèdes

      - 1789. 8 volumes in - 4 (26 x 20,5 cm), veau havane, dos à cinq nerfs orné, pièces de maroquin rouge, triple filet doré d'encadrement sur les plats, double filet de coupes, tranches marbrées (reliure d'époque). Partie complète des Quadrupèdes, illustrée de 428 gravures, et un Tableau. Bel exemplaire. / / 8 quarto volumes (26 x 20,5 cm), havana calf, spine tooled raised on five bands, red morocco labels, gilt triple fillet border on covers, double fillet on turns - in, marbled edges (contemporary binding). Complete part of Quadrupèdes, illustrated with 428 engravings, and one Table. Nice copy.

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        THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS,: NEWLY TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL TONGUES; AND WITH THE FORMER TRANSLATIONS DILIGENTLY COMPARED AND REVISED.

      Alixander Kincaid - Edinburg 1789 - this Bible has both the old testament and the new testament in one volume, a beautiful fore edge painting of "The Last Supper" by Leonardo De Vinci, there is foxing throughout, and the binding though tight is broken at the front hinge, probably to really see the painting you have to push on the front cover.brown leather covers with edge wear and rubs to the cover front and back as well. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Carte Topographique d'Allemagne contenant l'arche duche d'Austriche sous l'Ens, et une part du Margraviat de Moravie". Altkolorierte Kupferstichkarte von Johann W. Jaeger. Aus: Grand Atlas d'Alemagne en LXXXI feuilles.

      Frankfurt, Jaeger, 1789.. Ca. 47 cm x 65 cm.. Johann W. Jaeger war als Offizier zuerst in österreichischen und später in Frankfurter Diensten. Durch seine militärischen Erfahrungen hegte er bald den Plan zur Schaffung eines umfangreichen Kartenwerks von Deutschland. "Ausgehend von vorhandenen Einzelkarten, teils nach neuen Landvermessungen korrigiert, und unter der Mitwirkung von 8 verschiedenen Stechern lag 1789 der 'Grand Atlas' fertig vor. Alle Karten in Polyederprojektion und erstmalig in nahezu einheitlichem Maßstab (1 : 210000 bis 1 : 225000)." (Kretschmer p. 353). - Etw. knapp beschnitten, kl. Randeinriß im Falz (mit Bildberührung).

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

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

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        An account of the principal lazarrettos in Europe. Inscribed to Baron Perryn

      Warrington & London: T Cadell, 1789. Howard, John (1726?-1790). 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. 4to. [v-vii] viii, 259 [15] pp. 22 engraved plates, fold. eng. table. Lacking half-title and (possibly) initial blank, as in most presentation copies. Warrington: William Eyres for T. Cadell, J. Johnson, C. Dilly, and J. Taylor, 1789. 298 x 233 mm. Half calf, gilt spine, rubbed. Light browning & foxing, but very good. Presentation copy, with blank leaf (possibly original initial blank) bound after the title, bearing Howard's inscription to Sir Richard Perryn, Baron of the Exchequer (1723-1803): "Mr. Howard requests Mr. Baron Perryn, will be kind enough to accept this book from him, as a small mark of his respect." Perryn's engraved bookplate on front pastedown.First Edition. Garrison-Morton 1601. Although best known as a prison reformer on the strength of his famous State of the Prisons in England and Wales (1777; see Printing and the Mind of Man 224), the English philanthropist John Howard was also concerned with the improvement of sanitary conditions in other public institutions. His work in this area represents an important link in the development of the public health movement. The present work, an investigation of the conditions of English and European hospitals (including mental hospitals and quarantine detention houses) contains both plans and notes on management and personnel; it also includes notes of Howard's latest inspections of Irish, Scottish and English prisons.Howard presented this copy of his Lazarettos to British jurist Sir Richard Perryn, who was named Baron (i.e., judge) of the Court of Exchequer in 1776. "As a judge in criminal cases Perryn seems to have been inclined to ameliorate the law's harshness" (Oxford DNB); he was thus likely to have been receptive to Howard's recommendations for prison reform. Arnold M. Muirhead, in his preface to Baumgartner's John Howard, notes that presentation copies of Howard's State of the Prisons usually have the half-title removed and a separate leaf with Howard's inscription inserted; Howard also followed this custom with the Lazarettos. Baumgartner 21. Norman 1109.

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        August Gottlieb Richter's Anfangsgründe der Wundarzney Kunst. Erster bis siebter Band (7 Bände kpl.)

      Göttingen: Johann Christian Dieterich Mischauflage; 1789 - 1804; 7 Bände; insgesamt mit 45 teils gefalteten Kupferstichen chirugischer Instrumente; Erster Band: 568 S., mit 8 Kupfertafeln, 3. Aufl. 1799, Inhalt: Von den allgemeinen Entzündungskrankheiten: Von den äußerlichen ächten Entzündungen, Von dem Eytergeschwüre, Von dem kalten Brande, Von der Rose, Von den Verbrennungen, Von den Erfrierungen, Von dem Blutgeschär, Von dem Karfunkel, Von den Hieb- Schnitt und Stichwunden, Von den Mitteln zur geschwinden Vereinigung der Wunden, Von den Schußwunden, Von den Quetschungen, Von den Blutungen der Wunden, Von den Nervenzufällen der Wunden, Vom Scirrhus und Krebse, Von den Balggeschwülsten, Von dem Ueberbeine, Von der Pulsadergeschwulst, Von den Blutaderknoten, Von den Polypen, Von den Warzen, Von den Hühneraugen, Von der Wassergeschwulst, Von der Windgeschwulst Von den Fleischgeschwüren, Von den Fisteln, Von dem Beinfraße, Von den künstlichen Geschwüren; Zweiter Band: 514 S., mit 5 Kupfertafeln, 2. Aufl. 1789, Inhalt: Von den Krankheiten des Kopfs: Von den Kopfwunden, Von dem Hirnbruche, Von der Kopfwassersucht, Von dem gespaltenen Rückgrade, Von den Wunden des Angesichts, Von der Speichelfistel, und einigen anderen Zufällen an den Backen, Von der Haasenscharte, Von dem Krebse, und einigen anderen Zufällen an den Lippen, Von den Krankheiten der Oberkinnbackenhöhlen, Von den Krankheiten der Stirnhöhlen, Von der Thränenfistel, Von den Entzündungen und den Wunden der Augenlieder, Von den zusammengewachsenen Augenlidern, Von der Umkehrung der Augenlider, Von der Trichiasis, Von der Ptosis, Von dem Hasenauge, Von den Geschwülsten der Augenlider; Dritter Band: 528 S., mit 4 gefalteten Kupfertafeln, 1. Aufl. 1795, Inhalt: Von den Krankheiten der Augen: Von der Augenentzündung, Von dem Eyterauge, Von den künstlichen Augen, Von den undurchsichtigen Flecken der Hornhaut, Von dem Staphylom, Von dem graue Staare, Von dem Vorfalle der Regenbogenhaut, Von der verschloßenen Pupille, Von der widernatürlichen Erweiterung der Pupille, Von der Augenwassersucht, Von dem Vorfalle des Augapfels, Von der Ausrottung des Augapfels, Vom schwarzen Staare, Von dem Doppelsehen, Von der Halbsichtigkeit, Von der Tag- und Nachtblindheit, Von der Kurzsichtigkeit und Weitsichtigkeit, Von den Flecken und Funken vor den Augen, Von verschiedenen Gattungen des fehlerhaften Gesichts; Vierter Band: 428 S., mit 5 Kupfertafeln, 2. Aufl. 1800: Inhalt: Von den Krankheiten des Mundes: Von der Fröschleingeschwulst, Von den Fehlern des Zungenbändchens, Von den Krankheiten der Zunge, Von den Krankheiten der Mandeln, Von den Krankheiten des Gaumens, Von den Krankheiten des Zahnfleisches, Von den Krankheiten der Zähne, Von den Halskrankheiten: Von den Halswunden, Von den fremden Körpern in der Speiseröhre, dem Magen und dem Darmkanale, Von der Luftröhrenöffnung, Vom schiefen Halse, Von der Parotis, Vom Kropfe, Von den Brustkrankheiten: Von den Brustwunden, Von der Eröffnung der Brusthöhle, Von den Krankheiten der Brüste; Fünfter Band: 472 S., mit 7 Kupfertafeln, 1. Aufl. 1798, Inhalt: Von den Krankheiten des Unterleibes: Von den Bauchwunden, Von dem Leberabscesse, Von der Gallenfistel, Von dem Nierenabscesse, Von dem Psoasabcesse, Von der Bauchwassersucht, Von dem künstlichen After, Von den angewachsenen Brüchen, Von der Radikalkur der Brüche, Von dem Netzbruche, Von den kleinen Brüchen, Von dem angeborenen Bruche, Von den Schenkelbrüchen, Von dem Nabelbruche, Von den Bauchbrüchen, Von dem Rückenbruche; Sechster Band: 476 S., mit 4 Kupfertafeln, 1. Aufl. 1799, Inhalt: Von den Krankheiten des Unterleibes. Fortsetzung: Von dem Mutterscheidenbruche, Von dem Mittelfleischbruche, Von dem Blasenbruche, Von dem Bruche des eyförmigen Loches, Von dem Wasserbruche, Von dem Blutbruche, Von dem Fleischbruche, Von dem Krampfaderbruche, Von der Hodenentzündung, Von dem Krebse am Hodensack, Von der Amputation des männlichen Gliedes, Von der Phimosis, Von der Paraphimmosis, Von der Urinverhaltung, Von dem Blasenstiche, Von den Urinfisteln, Von dem Unvermögen, den Urin zu halten, Von dem verschlossenen After, Von der blinden guldenen Ader, Von der Mastdarmfistel, Von dem Vorfalle aus dem Hintern; Siebenter u. letzter Band: 284 S., mit 12 Kupfertafeln, 1. Aufl. 1804; Inhalt: Von den Krankheiten des Unterleibes. Fortsetzung: Von dem Vorfalle der Gebärmutter, Von der Umkehrung der Gebärmuttern, Von der Umbeugung derGebärmutter, Von dem Vorfalle der Mutterscheide, Vom Kaiserschnitte, Vom Steinschnitte, Von den Krankheiten der äußeren Gliedmaaßen: Von der Amputation der äußeren Gliedmaaßen, Von den Klumpfüßen, Von der Verletzung der Achillessehne, Vom Wurme an dem Finger; Bd. 1 - 6 Bibliotheksabgänge des Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia, Bd. 7 Bibliotheksexemplar der königlichen Charite Berlin, Einband hier etwas abweichend in Größe und Farbe; Einbände der Zeit oder etwas späterer Zeit, Deckel berieben, Kanten rundum bestossen, 1 Rückengelenk angeplatzt, Rückenschilder teils mit Fehlstellen, Innendeckel mit Bibliotheksstempeln, Titelblatt von Bd. 7 mit sehr satten, durchschlagenden Stempeln, kleinere äussere Läsuren, innen sehr gut; vollständige Ausgabe mit allen Tafeln . Pappband. Etwas beschädigt. 20 cm. Bibliotheksabgang.

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        An account of the Pelew Islands,

      London, Nicol, Third edition. 1789. - situated in the Western part of the Pacific Ocean. Composed from the journals and communications of H. Wilson and some of his officers, who were there shipwrecked in the Antelope. Mit gestochenem Porträt, 1 gestochenen Karte, 15 Kupfertafeln, XXVII, 378 Seiten, Halblederband der Zeit mit floraler Rückenvergoldung, 29,5 cm x 24,5 cm, Einband leicht berieben, innen ab und an etwas gebräunt, sonst ein sehr gut erhaltenes breitrandiges Exemplar. Dritte englische Ausgabe, erschien erstmals 1788. Wilson kommandierte das Postschiff Antelope der Englisch-Ostindischen Compagnie und erlitt 1783 vor den Palau-Inseln östlich der Philippinen Schiffbruch. Er hielt sich mit seiner Mannschaft mehrere Monate lang auf den bis dahin wenig bekannten, von Wilson quasi wiederentdeckten Inseln auf, bis er und seine Mannschaft in einem selbstgezimmerten Fahrzeug nach England zurückkehren konnte. Nach seinen Tagebüchern und mündlichen Mitteilungen verfaßte Keate den Bericht über das Abenteuer. "Der Bericht ist . wertvoll als frühester Aufschluß über Charakter und Geberen der zuvor als wilde Kannibalen verschrienen Insulaner, die nun vielmehr 'als Zierde der Menschheit' dem staunenden, sich an der Geschichte begeisternden Publikum vorgestellt wurde." (Henze V, 515) - Die Kupfer mit Landschaftsansichten, Gebrauchsgegenständen, Waffen, Küstenreliefs u. a. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tome 1: Introduction à la révolution, servant de préliminaire aux révolutions de Paris, dédiées à la nation et au district des petits-augustins. Avec gravures analogues aux différens événemens. No's 1 - 16 inclusive [17 Juillet 1789 - 24 au 31 Octobre 1789]; Tome 2: Révolutions de Paris, dédiées à la nation No's 17 - 32 inclusive [9 Novembre 1789 - 13 au 20 Février 1790] Two Volumes

      Published Paris 1789-1790. Two Volumes. 1789. Uniform matching hard back binding in contemporary quarter leather cloth covers, gilt title lettering labels to the spines, paper covered boards. 8vo. 8'' x 5''. All the frontispiece illustrations throughout the two volumes are present. Rubbing to the corners of the boards and around the leather spines, the text block with only light age toning to the margins. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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