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      London: n.p., 1789. full tree calf, red leather spine label. Schmidt, George Frederic. small 8vo. full tree calf, red leather spine label. (xxviii), 122, (2) pages with a frontispiece portrait of the artist. First edition signed by the author at the end of the introduction. Dedicated to Monsieur Wille, graveur du roi de France, de L'Académie Royale de peinture et de plusiers autres académies. This copy of the book carries the signature and annotations of Franz Rechberger (1771-1841), a painter and engraver who was the personal curator of the Austrian collector, patron, and bibliophile le Comte Moritz von Fries (1777-1826). (For further information on Rechberger see Bénézit, 8 p.639, and Nagler, Die Monogrammisten II p.863.) The Comte de Fries was a patron of Ludwig van Beethoven and friend of Franz Schubert. He had amassed a collection of over 16,000 books (mostly large, illustrated works of the 18th century), 300 paintings and 100,000 drawings and prints representing all schools, before it had to be sold as a result of his bankruptcy in 1826. The collection is now dispersed throughout various public and private European collections. This book is annotated by Rechberger with notations of which prints were owned by Fries. Includes a complete catalogue of the prints and bookplates made by Schmidt. The book opens with a fine etching of Schmidt by "Wagner à Leipsic." Head and tail of spine with small chips, some rubbing to hinges. Bookplate on front pastedowns of Theodor Noderer and one indicating that this book came from the reference library and stock of H. P. Kraus. A commemorative booklabel which indicates that this set came from the reference library of H.P. Kraus purchased by Oak Knoll Books at the auction sale is loosely inserted. Covers cracked along front hinge.

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        Aminta favola boschereccia di Torquato Tasso ora per la prima volta alla sua vera lezione ridotta.

      - Crisopoli, impresso co' caratteri bodoniani, 1789 [ma: 1792], in-4, cartonatura arancione originale, pp. [12], 14, [2], 142, [2], bianca l'ultima carta. Con ritratto calcografico dell'autore sul front. e testata con stemma, sempre inc. in rame, al recto di carta 2[pigreco]1. Dedicatoria in versi di Vincenzo Monti indirizzata da Bodoni alla marchesa Anna Malaspina della Bastia. Prefazione di Pier Antonio Serassi. Brooks, n. 380: "Altraedizione stampata nel 1792 che porta però la data 1789 sul front. [.] I caratteri sono i medesimi." Si distingue da quella del 1789 per il diverso carattere tipografico della segnatura della p. 13 della prefazione e perché reca, alla p. 38, riga 14, le parole novi lini invece di novi lumi. Ottime condizioni. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        IN FUNERE Caroli III Hispaniar. Regis Catholici Oratio habita in Sacello Pontificio a Berardino Ridolfi Sanctissimi D.N. Pii Sexti intimo cubiculario Canonico vaticano, iudice et auditore generali Sac. Congr. Rev. Fabricae S. Petri de urbe.

      ex Regio Typographeo, Parma 1789 - Frontis grabado, portada, anteportada, VIII páginas, 29 páginas. 5 grandes viñetas y 2 iniciales grabadas sobre cobre por Volpato y Morghen. Buen ejemplar de la tirada en folio de esta bella impresión Bodoniana. Recoge la oración fúnebre en honor de Carlos III, pronunciada por Bernardino Ridolfi, Capellán de Pio VI. Tirada de 735 ejemplares. Brooks 384; Palau 267644. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Consideraciones físico-mathemáticas sobre diferentes puntos de mecánica e hidráulica, que por via de sumplemento a las obras elementales, dispuso.Catedrático de Matemáticas.

      Oficina de Vazquez, Hidalgo y Cia., Sevilla 1789 - 6 hojas incluso portada, 160 páginas y 4 hojas sin numerar. Con 3 láminas plegadas Se exponen diferentes teorias matemáticas con aplicación en la ingeniería hidraúlica, con demostraciones prácticas. Palau 113104 Piel de la época, hilos y grecas doradas en la lomera, grecas doradas en ambas tapas.

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

      George Nicol, 1789, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st Editionthree volumes, 8vo, fist edition, contemporary tree calf, rubbed & worn to corners and joints, volume two skilfully rebacked with original spine laid down, red and black title and volume labels to spines, 11 [of 13] engraved plates by McKenzie after Franz Bauer, Ehret, James Sowerby, J.F.Miller and Nodder, 5 folding, (lacking Plates 2 and 12), 13 with minor marginal tear & without loss & the plates generally very good, minor offsetting, extra portrait frontis of Sir John Banks tipped in at volume one title, the copy of the Earl of Roden with his bookplates to front pastedowns. Some pencil crosses and underlining in pencil in a light hand. A very important handbook to the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew, compiled under the name of head gardener William Aiton, but believed to be the work of Sir Joseph Banks and including details of many of the new species brought back to Britain by Banks and others on the Cpt Cook and other expeditions, xxx & 496 : 460pp &547pp : [Henrey 413 & Nissen BBI 9], Book

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        (Frankfurt 1763 - 1844). Landschaft. Gouache auf Papier. 1789. Unten in roter Schrift signiert und datiert. 59 x 49 cm. Gerahmt.

      1789. . Louise Friederike Auguste von Panhuys (Ehename seit 26. November 1805), geborene von Barckhaus genannt von Wiesenhütten (seit 14. März 1789 Reichsfreiin), wurde als sechstes Kind von Charlotte von Barckhaus genannt von Wiesenhütten, geborener von Veltheim auf Destedt (1736-1804) und Heinrich Carl von Barckhaus genannt von Wiesenhütten (1725-1793, seit 1789 Reichsfreiherr) in Frankfurt geboren. Ihre künstlerische Ausbildung erhielt sie von der Mutter, die selbst Amateurmalerin war und in der Frankfurter Gesellschaft eine führende Stellung einnahm, sowie von Christian Georg Schütz dem Jüngeren (1758-1823), 'dem Vetter [d.i. Neffen 2. Grades von Christian Georg Schütz dem Älteren, 1718 - 1791]', in der Landschafts- und Aquarellmalerei. Ihre Mutter war durch die gemeinsame Abstammung von der Familie Lindheimer eine Kusine zweiten Grades von Goethes Mutter. Durch die Verwandtschaft und die räumliche Nähe der Elternhäuser v. Barckhaus-Wiesenhütten und Goethe wurde Louise mit dem Dichter frühzeitig bekannt (Quelle: Wikipedia).- Romantische Landschaftsdarstellung unter hohem Himmel, auf dem Weg zwei Spaziergänger mit rotem Turban, ein Kind mit Bogen sowie ein kleiner Hund, im Hintergrund ein Dorf.- Auf Pappe montiert, vor allem linker Bildrand beschabt, einige Randläsionen.

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        Autograph Letter Signed "Thevenard" Regarding Packages from the French Minister of the Navy to be Sent to the Colony of Saint-Domingue].

      Lorient 1789 - Lorient, 1 December 1789. Small Octavo (ca. 20x16,5 cm). 3 pp. Brown ink on watermarked laid bluish paper. Mild fold marks, but overall a very good letter. An interesting letter from French politician and naval officer Antoine Jean Marie Thévenard, written in the first year of the French Revolution of 1789. He served during the reign of Louis XVI, being for a short time the Minister of the Navy and the Colonies (May-September 1791), and commanded the French Republican fleets in Brest, Toulon, and Rochefort after 1793. Thévenard continued his service during the Napoleonic Wars and after the Bourbon Restoration and was buried at the Panthéon de Paris. In a letter to his friend Thévenard asks him to send "five packages from the minister and a few other things which have just been delivered to me and are to be shipped out" on the vessels bound for the French colonies of Saint-Domingue and Martinique. "I do not have much opportunity to travel to the colonies whereas it is an everyday occurrence [for you]. Please would you be kind enough, Monsieur, to take advantage of the most convenient time, and what you may deem the safest way to pass those letters on?" Thévenard notes that he will inform "monsieur de la Luzerne" about the shipment and asks his friend to write on which ship the packages would be sent. Most likely, he mentions César Henri Guillaume de La Luzerne (1737-1799) who was governor-general of the French colony in Saint-Domingue in 1785-1787 and French Secretary of State for the Navy in 1787-1790. Two manuscript notes in a different hand written on top of the first page of the letter state that "Three parcels to Saint-Domingue were handed over to monsieur Collines, captain of Le Patriote," and "Three other parcels handed over to M. Bichon, captain of Le Therese, which is heading to Guadeloupe."

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        Il Reale Giardino di Boboli

      1789. [BOBOLI STATUE GARDENS]. SOLDINI, Franciscus M. Il Reale Giardino di Boboli nella sua Pianta e nelle sue Statue. 81, [1] pp. Illustrated with an engraved dedication to Virginia Mazza, engraved title-page, triple-page folding plan of the garden (printed on blue paper) and 45 leaves of plates (numbered 1-46 in manuscript) by Gaetano Vascellini, all printed in sepia. Folio, 276 x 199 mm, bound in contemporary Italian pale quarter-calf, gilt. [Florence: s.n., 1789]. |~||~||~||~||~| First Edition of this attractive survey of the sculpture in the Boboli gardens, Florence, with all forty-seven engraved plates printed in shades of various colours, including sepia, yellow, brown, purple and beige. This is a very special copy; we have been unable to trace another like it (although the dedication copy of Soldini's De Anima Brutorum [Florence, 1776] was printed in several colours, for which see our Catalogue 105 item 71). Designed by Niccolo Tribolo for Cosimo I de' Medici, the construction of the Boboli gardens began in 1550. "During the next half-century all the prominent architects and sculptors working in Florence had a hand in shaping its final state: Baccio Bandinelli, Vasari, Ammannati, Buontalenti, and Giambologna, as well as Stoldo Lorenzi, the promising young sculptor who had worked on the fountains at Castello" (Claudia Lazzarro, The Italian Renaissance Garden p. 191). The vast lateral extensions (designed by Alfonso and Giulio Parigi) date from the beginning of the eighteenth century. The engraved plates were admirably executed by Gaetano Vascellini (1745-1805), a Florentine engraver of the school of Ercole Graziani and Carlo Faucci. This work apparently remained unknown to Claudia Lazzarro; her plan of Boboli Garden (fig. 201), taken from H. Inigo Triggs's The Art of Garden Design in Italy (London, 1906), was an unfortunate choice. Ours is a fine copy in a contemporary binding, with all the engravings printed in shades of various colours; rare thus. Berlin Katalog 3497. Cicognara 4218. Virgilio Vercelloni, European Gardens: An Historical Atlas plate 70 (with reproduction). Luigi Dami, The Italian Garden p. 52 number 147 (reproducing the plan on plate CCXXV).

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        Voyage en Crimée et à Constantinople, en 1786. Traduit de l' Anglois, par M. Guedon de Berchère.

      Londres et Paris, Maradan. 1789 - In-8,(4)-443pp. et (5)pp. de catalogue de l' éditeur, pleine basane fauve racinée, dos lisse orné, rel. de l' ép. Carte dépl. en front. et 6 pl. dépl. Deux éditions françaises en 89, année de l' E.O. anglaise, celle- ci illustrée. Qq. piqûres et rouss., autres défts mineurs, bon ex. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Solandra Grandiflora, In the Possession of Her Grace the Duchess of Portland

      London: Archd. Robertson, 1789. Aquatint printed in colour, 535 x 400 mm., trimmed to the plate-mark, some small edge tears, aged, laid down; a remarkable survival. No other copy known: depicting a plant from the Duchess of Portland in 1789. Exceptionally rare, perhaps unique, separately-issued eighteenth-century coloured-print of a flower grown in the famous gardens of the Duchess of Portland at Bulstrode. Despite Hordern House's long interest in the botany of this era generally, and the circle of the Duchess of Portland particularly, we have never before handled a copy of this print, nor have we found any reference to it any of the standard bibliographies. Indeed, a search of the great international collections such as the British Library, the British Museum natural history collection, and the Huntington, among others, has not unearthed any other copy.Such separately-issued prints are among the rarest and least understood survivals from this important era of botanical study, but represent the attempt to disseminate the grandest and most beautiful specimens among like-minded enthusiasts in the era before the famous botanical magazines. It is particularly telling that this print has been produced using the daring French technique of colour printing à la poupée, which would have been a novelty at the time in England (and the subject of which was more recently canvassed in the debates about the appropriate printing style to be used in the Alecto Historical Editions printing of Banks' Florilegium in the 1980s).The Solandra grandiflora is a native of central America and the Caribbean, named in honour of the Cook voyage veteran Daniel Solander in 1787: this print is a touching tribute, therefore, as Solander was closely associated with Bulstrode, working assiduously on the Duchess's natural history collections (in fact, Solander was one of the first Europeans to study the plant, but published no scientific name during his lifetime).One curiosity of the plate is the question as to which Duchess of Portland is being referred to. Given the dates, the third Duchess, Dorothy, is implied, but in every other sense her predecessor Margaret is more likely: Margaret Cavendish-Bentinck (1715-1785) was a great botanist and patron of natural history whose passionate devotion to her gardens was legendary even during this era of grand aristocratic botany, and brought her into contact with many of the significant figures of her day, including of course Sir Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander. The sale of her collection in 1786 at a 38-day auction was one of the most significant events of the era.Studio artists would have worked at her gardens but it is often the case that little is known about their biographies, and in this regard Archibald Robertson is no exception. Two men of that name were working as artists in this era. The first was the Scot (1765-1835) who studied under Joshua Reynolds and Benjamin West before emigrating to the United States in 1791, becoming famous as a portrait miniaturist. However, he can probably be discounted because the second man is a much better fit: that Archibald Robertson was a slightly older man (fl. 1765-1804), a print-seller, drawing master, engraver and publisher who was active in London from the mid-1760s and based in Savile Row around this time. Given the balance of possibilities, the latter is the only likely candidate.The print was advertised for sale as available from an independent print-seller for the genuinely substantial price of half a guinea to subscribers. See, for example, a notice in the London newspaper The World on 23 May 1789: "Very shortly will be published, A PRINT, Price Half-a-Guinea to Subscribers, and Fifteen Shillings Non-Subscribers, executed in a very peculiar manner, so as to give the most lively Representation in colours, of a beautiful Drawing in the possession of Her Grace the Dutchess [sic] of Portland, of the PLANT called SOLANDRA GRANDIFLORA, which blew most uncommonly fine in March last, at Bulstrode. Subscriptions taken in at Mr. Bradshaw's, Printseller, Coventry-street, and nowhere else." One last poignant note is the fact that Thomas Bradshaw was a print-seller who went bankrupt in 1793.For more on the early history of Solandra grandiflora see particularly Curtis' Botanical Magazine, vol. 44, 1817, no. 1874.

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        Framed Display! Handwritten receipt signed by John Marshall on Christmas Eve 1789

      Partial Autograph Receipt Signed ?Recd two pounds one & four pence / J Marshall / Decr 24th 1789,? 5.5? x 1? (visible). Soiled. Matted with portrait from an engraving by T. Johnson, framed to 9.5? x 12.75?. Very Good condition. From 1782-1795, lawyer John Marshall served as a member of the Virginia Executive Council. He declined the appointment of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States tendered by President John Adams on September 26, 1798. Representing Virginia in Congress as a Federalist, he served from March 4, 1799, to June 7, 1800, when he resigned, having been appointed by Adams as Secretary of State. Marshall continued to serve in the Cabinet for the last month of the Adams Administration even though he had taken the oath of office as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court on February 4,1801. At his death in 1835, he had served for 34 years 4 months and is the longest serving Chief Justice.

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        Logick: or, the Right Use of Reason in the Enquiry after Truth. With a variety of rules to guard against error, in the affairs of religion and human life, as well as in the sciences

      Philadelphia: Printed for Thomas Dobson, at the Stone House, in Second Street, 1789 - First published in England in 1725, this is the first printing in America of Watts' first important work; it ultimately became extremely influential in universities and America well through the first half of the 19th century. As an interesting sidenote, Watts, in describing the particular sophism known as the 'straw man", was the first the use the word 'straw" in describing it. At p. 303, he writes: ".and when they have with a great deal of pomp attacked and confoundedthese images of straw of their own making, they triumph over their adversary as if they had confounded his position." A very scarce and important book First American edition (stated sixteenth edition on title page). 12mo. x, 13-348 pp (lacks blank preceding Introduction). Modern full crushed brown levant. Bookplate. Title page somewhat soiled and reapirs at inner margin, some minor dampstaining to text, leaf G2 (pp. 79-80) defective, with loss of lower corner and several words of text; overall a good, sound copy of a very scarce book. Evans 22246 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Select Views in Leicestershire from Original Drawings: Containing Seats of the Nobility and Gentry, Town Views and Ruins, Accompanied with Descriptive and Historical Relations VOL 1

      J. Throsby, 1789, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust JacketSize: 220 x 275 mm. 354 pages. One volume of the 2-volume set. Item Type: Book. Moderately foxed throughout. Previous owner's book-plate laid in. Marbled edges, faded and browned slightly. Book is in Very Good Condition, by which we mean the item contains marks of age and/or wear and nicks from handling. Sold only as 2 Volume set. Buy with confidence, support a genuine Independent Bricks & Mortar Real Bookshop & help keep the High Street an interesting place to shop. We are Maynard & Bradley CAMBO & PBFA members (now lapsed) here in Leicester City Centre. UK 0116 253 2712 Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Art & Design; Britain/UK; 18th century; Travel & Places. Inventory No: 17434.

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        Dictionnaire de physique

      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. Chez Gaude A Nimes 1789 5 tomes en 4 Vol. in 8 (12x20cm) relié

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        Méchanique Morale, ou Essai sur l'Art de Perfectionner et d'Employer ses Organes, Propres, Acquis et Conquis

      First Edition. Rare. Absent the BN of France. Full Veu period. Smooth back to the net. Parts of title and volume number of red and black. Fillets border on covers. Gilt edges. Some frictions. Antoine de La Salle (1754-1829), philosopher and scientist, was certainly one of the most interesting thinkers of his time, his ideas, sometimes whimsical and messy made him the leader of the physico-moral school. The share of physiognomy naturally has an important role in this theory. The Mechanics is both a classic treatise of physiognomy, and another to consider the relationship between the moral and body way from an educational perspective. Besides this, the Mechanics is also a treaty of understanding and logic, there are theories about the phonetics and linguistics, in short everything related to human, moral, intellectual and physical. The room had an eventful life, made many trips, visited America and Asia, studied the relationship between Buddhism and Christianity, wrote an unpublished history of China, and learned Arabic. Then, having left the Navy, he surveyed Europe, living in Spain and Italy before returning to settle in Paris where he devoted himself to philosophy and science. S.n. A Genève [Auxerre] 1789 in 8 (13x20cm) viij (1f.) 416pp. et (2f) vj, (1f) (1fbc.) 464pp. 2 Tomes reliés en 2 vol

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        Recueil de chansons, epitres, elégies composées par madame Lagarde née Bonnay

      Manuscript written by the author in 1789, when the first poem and binding until 1847.Plein eighteenth mottled calf. Dos silent tooled raised. Gilt edges. Rubbing and scuffs on spine and jaw. Slots certain casing of the upper jaw. 3 corners émoussés.Le manuscript was started by the author at the age of 13, 14, and continued until his death; it is composed of many songs (bouquets, couplets, etc.) for a variety of occasions, and some worms. We can reconstruct the life of the author, through his work on small and large events. The manuscript ends with an acrostic poem. The handwritten pages occupy two thirds of the book, the rest remained blank. Precious testimony of the education of girls and the Status féminine.Ex libris Christian Léon-Dufour Sn. Sl. 1789 - 1847 In 4 (18x22,5cm) 299pp. (1) relié

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        Befestigungsplan mit Karte der Umgebung und Belagerung i.J. 1758; darunter Legende ('Plan De Dusseldorff').

      . Kupferstich v. Georg Joseph Cöntgen n. Laurids de Therbu, 1789, 35,5 x 23,5. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Landschaft mit Rundtempel, Figuren und Herde.

      . Radierung, auf grautonigem Bütten. 13:30,6 cm. Literatur: JFF (XIXe siecle). - Vorzüglicher, vollrandiger Abdruck.. 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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        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 Quarto

      London: Printed by William Eyres; and Sold by T. Cadell [and three others, 1789. Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning; with the 23 plates, all but two folding, two with minor tears, else an attractive copy First edition of one of Howard's two major works, "the first survey . . . which had ever appeared", supplemented by Howard's further observations on prisons, providing the empirical bases for the first modern reforms of both prisons and hospitals

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        Hijos De Madrid, Ilustres En Santidad, Dignidades, Armas, Ciencias Y Artes. Diccionario Historico Por El Orden Alfabetico De Sus Nombres, Que Consagra al Illmo. y Nobilisimo Ayuntamiento de la Imperial y Coronada Villa de Madrid

      Madrid: Oficina De D. Benito Cano, 1789. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Four volumes in contemporary acid calf, published 1789-1791, second volume has two tears in the leather where it adhered to the front of volume one, gilt spines, corners bumped, small scratches (Volumes III and IV), hinges and bindings intact. Marbled end papers, damp stain to bottom, right corner of free endpapers through first portions of text (Volumes I and II). Volumes I and IV have second damp stain along outside margin scattered throughout, text unaffected, light worming; still attractive overall and mostly clean. Vol I: [16], 423. Vol II: [8], 435 (401-408 repeated but nothing lacking). Vol III: 436. Vol IV: [4], 466, [1]. Important and much reprinted dictionary of historical figures born in Madrid. Alvarez y Baena, himself a native of Madrid, expanded upon some of the earlier works of Jerome de la Quintana, Gil Dávila and Leon Pinelo. Size: Octavo (8vo). 4-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Biography & Autobiography. Inventory No: 045278.

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        Bucolica, Georgica et Aeneis

      Grand in-4 (32,5 x 25,4 cm), titre, (1) ff., 430 pp., (1) ff., maroquin rouge, dos lisse finement orné, pièce de titre de maroquin vert, petites bandes de maroquin brun ornées, triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats, filet de coupes, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées (reliure d'époque). Très bel exemplaire, sur beau papier vélin, grand de marges. Tampon sur le titre " Domus Acheolani Societates Jesu", et ex-dono manuscrit sur la première page de garde "ex-dono Domini De l'Epine, anno 1832". // Tall quarto (32,5 x 25,4 cm), titre, (1) ff., 430 pp., (1) ff., red morocco, smooth spine nicely tooled, green morocco label, brown morocco small bands tooled, gilt triple fillets border on covers, fillet on turns-in, dentelle inside, all edges gilt (contemporary binding). Very fine copy, on nice vellum paper with wide margins. Stamp on title page " Domus Acheolani Societates Jesu", and handwritten note on first end-paper "ex-dono Domini De l'Epine, anno 1832".

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      2pp. Folded folio sheet, retaining the conjugate blank. Minor edge wear, small areas of discoloration on front page, else near fine. Untrimmed. A rare extract from the records of the Higher Council of Saint Domingue, from Dec. 29 1789. This measure, ignoring the ongoing French Revolution, suspends an assignment entrusted to Mr. Ruotte on the visit and inventory of courts administration services and bailiwicks in Cap Français. Very rare, with only one copy in OCLC, at Brown. OCLC 79464087.

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      8vo. contemporary full leather. xvi, 508 pages. Ron 0510. Bound together with works of Pierre Joseph Macquer (Ron 0702) and Lepileur d'Apligny (Ron 0666). Second English edition according to Lawrie 304. Translated from the French. Dedication, preface by the translator, explanation of plates. Six engraved plates follow text. Ex-library with markings. Spine covering lacking. Covers rubbed and scuffed. Previous owner's name on title. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kongl. Vitterhets Historie och Antiquitets Academiens Handlingar.

      Första - Femtonde delen. Tryckt i Kongl. Tryckeriet, Stockholm 1789. Stockholm, Tryckt hos Anders Zetterberg 1791 och 1793. Stockholm, Tryckte hos Johan C. Holmberg 1795. Stockholm, Tryckte hos Joh. Pehr Lindh 1796, 1800, 1802 och 1808. Stockholm, tryckte hos Henrik And. Nordström, 1811, 1816, 1822, 1826 och 1830. Stockholm, Tryckte hos P. A. Norstedt & Söner, 1838, 1839. 8:o. (6),409,(blank),(2 sista blank) s. + utvikbar graverad plansch (skuren inom ram i nede kant); (4),618 s. + 2 uvikbara graverade planscher; (4),499,(1) s. + 2 utvikbara graverade planscher; (4),400 s. + utvikbar tabell; (4),419,(1)s. + 2 graverade planscher, varav en utvikbar; (4),478,(2); (4),467,(1); (4),466 s. + 7 graverade planscher, varav 5 utvikbara; (4),512; (4),439 s. + utvikbar Stam-Tafla öfver Friherreliga Ätten Rosenhane N:o 29; (4),379,(1 blank) s. + 3 utvikbara graverade planscher; (4),406; (4),396; (4),395,(3, varav 2 blanka) s. + 5 graverade planscher, varav 4 utvikbara; (4),401,(3, varav 2 blanka). Del 1-2, 4 och 10-15 i samtida halvskinnband, del 3 i senare halvskinnband, Del 5-6 i marmorerade pappomslag, blekta ryggar. Del 7-9 oskurna i samtida gråpappomlag. Banden ej uniforma 1 och 2 i sig uniforma liksom 4 och 10-15 i sig uniforma, ryggen på del 4 dock mörkare. Del 4 en del blad i början med fuktfläck. Del 6 sidan 376 till slutet med fuktfläck, från liten i yttre kant tills större in i texten. Sidan 457 til slutet och bakre pärm musgnagda i yttre kant som mest 12 mm. Del 11,12, 14 och 15 med raderad text på främre pärms spegel. Del 14 och 15 delis något bruntonad inlaga. Del 15 ett par blad med fuktfläck i nedre kant. Del 1-3 20 x 13 cm. Del 4 och 10-15 20 x 12,5 cm. Del 5-9 21 x 13 cm. 15 volymer.6

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      London: Printed for Elliot and Kay ... And C. Elliot, Edinburgh, 1789.. [4],248,247-500,[2]pp. Large octavo. Original boards, untrimmed. Boards unfortunately rebacked at some point in the 20th century with black binder's tape, title and a few margins a bit dusty, signs of repair along inner hinge, otherwise a good copy, rather uncommon untrimmed. Chemise and cloth slipcase, gilt label. Second edition, edited by George Gleig, and including the supplementary letters and articles by Johnson including "The Story of the Cock-Lane Ghost ...." Gleig's general Preface takes to task the textual sloppiness of the first edition, and criticizes the edition of the works edited by Hawkins and Stockdale. Some copies of this edition were issued with a half-title (not present here) designating it as a supplementary volume to Stockdale's edition. The terminal advert leaf is present. COURTNEY & SMITH, pp. 3-4. FLEEMAN 35.2LV/2. ESTC T110318.

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        Elementos de mineralogía

      1789 - Madrid, Don Plácido Barco López, 1789. 384 pp. Encuadernación en tapa dura. En buen estado de conservación. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne,

      London: by T. Bensley; for B. White and Son,, 1789. in the County of Southampton: with Engravings, and an Appendix. Quarto. Original marbled boards, paper spine and spine label, edges untrimmed. Housed in a brown full morocco book-form drop-down box and slipcase by Mounteney. 7 engraved plates, 2 folding, one of which is a panoramic view of Selbourne as frontispiece. The Natural History and The Antiquities each have their own section-title with an engraved vignette. Complete with appendices in Latin, an index and list of errata. With the usual misprints: p. 292 misnumbered 262, sig. Ppp 2 misassigned Pp2, and pp. 441?-2 omitted from pagination sequence but text continuous. Armorial bookplates of W. H. Mullens (early 20th century), Harold Greenhill (1941) to front pastedown, H. Bradley Martin bookplate to chemise. Near-contemporary ownership inscriptions to front free endpaper and title page. Spine and board edges quite rubbed, with the title label mostly illegible, discrete repair to joints, light spotting to a few end leaves, a few small perforations to first blank, faint damp-stain to frontis at bottom edge, otherwise notably clean and fresh within, only lightly cockled, a remarkably nice copy in the original boards, very good condition overall. First edition of this classic text of both English natural history and literature, "the first book which raised natural history into the region of literature" (Encyclopaedia Britannica), uncommon in contemporary binding. The book is arranged into three sequences of letters ?- those addressed to Pennant and to Barrington forming the natural history portion of the volume, the remainder forming an account of parish antiquities. This lovely copy, preserved in the original boards, has a superb provenance history - bearing the ownership inscription first of the author's nephew Thomas Holt White (1763?-1841), dated 1804, who was the eldest son of Gilbert's younger brother the noted naturalist and literary critic also called Thomas Holt White (1724?-1797). Gilbert White, without children himself, took much care and interest in his nephews, and Rashleigh Holt-White, Gilbert's great-grand-nephew, stated in his biography (John Murray, 1901) of the naturalist that his nephew Thomas "knew him very well". Rashleigh also notes that nephew Thomas was in fact originally intended by Gilbert to be bequeathed the house at Selborne, although this was ultimately left to brother Benjamin. It should be noted that White's Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne was in some ways a family project, produced and proliferated with fraternal support around a shared interest in naturalism and in Selborne house - brother Benjamin White (c.1725-1794) publishing the book, and brother Thomas Holt reviewing it in the Gentleman's Magazine. The copy also has the ownership inscription of an "Anna White, 20 February 1822", and on the title page the ownership inscription "Edward Cotsford, to Miss M. Rundell", untraced. Proceeding into the 20th century, this copy also bears the armorial bookplate of W. H. Mullens, followed by the 1941 illustrated bookplate of Chicago collector Harold Greenhill (1893-1968 - member of the Caxton Club, whose books are found at Princeton University and the Newberry Library), finally finding its most illustrious destination in the collection of H. Bradley Martin, with his bookplate to the chemise. A superlative copy in numerous respects.

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      Kilmarnock: John Wilson, 1789 - Robert Burns helped Sillars get these dialect poems published (only two years after his own POEMS CHIEFLY IN THE SCOTTISH DIALECT), having recruited subscribers and himself subscribing to 11 copies. Two of the poems are addressed to Burns First edition. 8vo. 247pp. Full modern red morocco gilt, raised bands gilt- lettered spine, marbled endpapers, a.e.g., by TOUT. Title leaf skillfully repaired at inner margin, otherwise a fine, attractive copy, with bookplates of Henry William Poor, Louis H. Silver, and Abel Berland. Egerer 14 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gil Blas di Santillano, storia galante Tratta dall'Idioma Francese nell'Italiano da D. Giulio Monti, canonico bolognese.

      appresso li fratelli Walther,, In Dresda, 1789 - Quattro volumi di cm. 16, pp. (14) 344; 307 (3); 328 (4); 353 (5). Con quattro affascinanti incisioni in seppia all'antiporta di ciascun volume. Bella ed elegante legatura ottocentesca in mezza pelle con piccole punte, dorsi lisci con titoli e fregi romantici in oro. Tagli marmorizzati. Una minima traccia di bruciatura che intacca (per pochi millimetri) il margine bianco di alcune pagine al secondo volume, peraltro perfetta conservazione. Rara traduzione italiana settecentesca del capolavoro di Lesage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Cuchet, Paris, France 1789 - 8vo. contemporary full calf, gilt-stamped black leather labels on spine. xliv, 322; viii, 326; iv, 259+(1) pages, plates. 3 Volumes. Text in French. New edition (Cole 776). Preliminary comments, table of contents in each volume. Two foldout tables in Vol. I, tables and index follow text in Vol. II, one foldout table in Vol. III. Thirteen engraved illustrations follow text in Vol. III. Extracts from the proceedings of the French Academy of the Sciences, February 4-6, 1789, follow index in Vol. II. These extracts review this work. Volumes have been recased. Covers slightly rubbed at edges. Notations on front pastedown of Vol. I. Some tanning on endpapers. Very light, scattered foxing. contemporary full calf, gilt-stamped black leather labels on spine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Corona Gótica y asutriaca dividida en quatro partes

      Madrid, Benito Cano 1789 - 8º menor (14,5 x 9,8 cm.) 7 tomos. Cabeceras grabadas al cobre. Pasta española de época, lomos lisos con hilos dorados y doble tejuelo, cortes tintados. Ejemplar muy limpio y en perfecto estado. La Corona Gótica es, junto con la Idea de un príncipe político cristiano, la obra más extensa del diplomático español Diego de Saavedra Faxardo. Consta de treinta capítulos, dedicados cada uno de ellos a uno o varios de los reyes godos, desde Alarico –que no pisaría suelo hispano- hasta Don Rodrigo. Se trata de una historia profusamente anotada con las citas en latín de los historiadores y las fuentes utilizadas, entre las que ocupan un lugar muy destacado las actas de algunos concilios celebrados en España. El sentido de la historia en nuestro siglo barroco merece alguna atención. En el prólogo de la obra, Saavedra Fajardo advierte que va a contar la historia hasta la pérdida de España porque había visto publicados algunos libros de “pretensos derechos” sobre casi todas las provincias de Europa, y era necesario que una historia mostrase los derechos legítimos en que se había fundado el reino y la monarquía de España, y los que tenía a diversas provincias. Si en las Empresas había aportado “la parte teórica de la razón de estado”, con la Corona Gótica pretendía ofrecer la práctica para aprender con ella de las experiencias y acciones de los que vivieron antes. Además, puesto que la verdad difícilmente se halla en los que viven –escribe Saavedra– va a señalar “en lo que fue lo que ahora es. . la Corona Gótica de Saavedra está cuajada de máximas o ideas que desde su mismo origen iban referidas al mundo de la práctica, de lo que realmente acontecía, y cuya finalidad principal consistía en intervenir en él para dominar los hechos. Lo que de ellas cabía esperar no era que proporcionaran la verdad última de las cosas, sino que reglamentaran una conducta adecuada, que en relación a los hechos garantizasen su conveniencia.” [La Corona Gótica de Saavedra Fajardo, Belén Rosa de Gea]. Palau, 283502 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Lady's Complete Guide; or Cookery and Confectionary in all their Branches...The Complete Brewe; also The Family Physician. A New Edition Improved

      London: G. Kearsley, 1789. Second Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Good Condition. Early half leather over marbled boards, worn but sound. Lacking teh front endpaper, title trimmed close at the bottom with loss of date and publisher. Scattered foxing and browning, heavier in spots, scattered mostly minor stains some apparently from wax; mostly quite clean. xx, xxviii, 564pp (503-564 comprise the Complete Brewer and the Family Physician). Cagle 623 (the 3rd edition), Bitting 94, Simon 363. A prodigious collection of recipes - Cole was noteworthy in being the first author to compile a list of her sources and cite the authors that she borrowed from. She specifically cites Glasse, Mason, Raffald and Farley as authors who borrowed much without acknowledgment. Size: 8vo. Previous owner's book-plate on front pastedown. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000166.

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        A journey through the Crimea to Constantinople. In a series of letters from the right honourable Elizabeth Lady Craven, to his serene highness the Margrave of Brandenbourg, Anspach, and Bareith. Written in the year M DCC LXXXVI

      G. G. J. and J. Robinson, London 1789 - 4to. [viii], 327, [1] pp With folding frontispiece map and 6 plates (1 folding). Complete, including half title and directions to the binder on the final page. Contemporary marbled boards, rebacked, with new morocco spine label and endpapers, marbled edges; plates contain some toning and foxing with offsetting, otherwise a very attractive, clean copy First edition. As though separating from your husband weren’t bad enough in the late nineteenth century, reports of numerous infidelities with high ranking men would certainly place you at the center of gossip and scandal. Such was the case of Lady Craven, whose indiscretions, including a ‘criminal intercourse’ with the French Ambassador in London, made her a somewhat notorious character in European high society. After separating from Lord Craven in 1783, Elizabeth left her native England and traveled extensively in France, Italy, Vienna, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Greece, Turkey, and points in-between. The present book is an account of these travels, published at the suggestion of her friend and admirer, Horace Walpole, in 1789. "This is her most important work, and it exploits to the full the gossipy and self-vindicating scope of first-person travelogue. She describes manners, customs, and landscapes, pronounces Lady Mary Wortley Montagu's favourable account of Turkey a forgery, and constructs a self-image of redoubtable British vigour as well as devoted and injured motherhood" (ODNB). As was common in travelogues of this time period, the book is composed of a series of letters. The original recipient of these missives was the Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach-Bayreuth (Christian Frederick Charles Alexander), a man she affectionately calls "brother" in the preface. A brother he was not; the couple married in late 1791, mere weeks after the death of Elizabeth’s estranged husband. Having sold his principality to the Emperor of Prussia for a tidy sum, the Margrave and Margravine Anspach lived comfortably in England, though due to their scandalous relationship they were not received in the court of George III. Despite raised eyebrows surrounding her personal life, the Magravine’s travelogue proved successful and saw a second extended edition published in 1814.Craven (1750-1828) wrote numerous satirical plays in addition to her famous travelogue. Both talented and beautiful, she had her portrait painted many times by notable artists of the day, including Romney, Gainsborough, and Reynolds. After the Margrave’s death, Craven retired to Naples and produced one final work, a frank and somewhat shocking memoir published in 1826. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A System of the Law of Marine Insurances: With Three Chapters on Bottomry; on Insurances of Lives; and on Insurances against Fire

      Joseph Crukshank, Philadelphia, (PA) 1789 - First American edition. 8vo. xvi, (8) xliv, 530, (45) pp. Francis Hopkinson's copy, with his ownership signature at the head of the title page and his armorial bookplate on the front pastedown; Hopkinson (1737-1791), lawyer, judge, merchant, author, musician, and Signer of the Declaration of Independence, was born in Philadelphia and was the first to earn a diploma at the College of Philadelphia, in 1757. After reading law and spending a year in England, he published a good bit of music and poetry in the 1760s; by late 1773 he had moved to Bordentown, New Jersey, where he took up the law again and rose rapidly, being elected to the Continental Congress in 1776 and signing the Declaration of Independence with other members in July. During the war he held important administrative offices and saw his house in Bordentown plundered by the British. "Though he was not preeminent in any one field the bulk of his attainments is sufficient to make his place in American history secure" (DAB). First published in London, 1787, Park's was the first legal work on insurance written by an English lawyer and the first book on the subject to appear in America. Holdsworth called it "the best text-book upon the law of insurance." A work of great authority, it went through numerous English and American editions and remained the standard text until the middle of the nineteenth century. Evans 22048. Holdsworth "History of English Law" XII, 390. Cohen "Bibliography of Early American Law" 7071. Hinges a little cracked, joints just starting to crack at ends, but a sound copy with an appealing association, the copy of a Signer of the Declaration of Independence who spent some ten years as a judge on various American admiralty courts. Contemporary calf, (rubbed, a little chipping at head of spine, corners bumped), gilt rules and leather label on spine. (#6450) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Manuscript Document, signed in secretarial hand by all three as court-appointed referees, denying one "Woodbridge" any title or claim to lands mentioned in the "Tess declaration"

      Salem, Mass., june 7, 1789. (SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS) 6-1/2 x 7-5/8 inches. One page, on single folio sheet (bottom half torn away); docketed on verso with address panel "To Oliver Parsons Esq. / President of the Board of Health / Salem". Lower half of sheet torn away, without apparent loss. In clue morocco-backed cloth folder . George Cabot (1751-1823) was an American merchant, seaman, and politician, born in Salem, who became a member of the Masschusetts Provincial Congress (1775-1776); delegate to the state constitutional convention in 1777; the Director of the Massachusetts Bank in 1784; delegate to the state convention that adopted the United States Constitution in 1787; and a member of the US Senate from Massachusetts from 1791-1796. John Choate was a judge representative to the Masschusetts State Legislature from 1781-1788

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        A journey through the Crimea to Constantinople. In a series of letters from the right honourable Elizabeth Lady Craven, to his serene highness the Margrave of Brandenbourg, Anspach, and Bareith. Written in the year M DCC LXXXVI

      With folding frontispiece map and 6 plates (1 folding). Complete, including half title and directions to the binder on the final page. Contemporary marbled boards, rebacked, with new morocco spine label and endpapers, marbled edges; plates contain some toning and foxing with offsetting, otherwise a very attractive, clean copy First edition. As though separating from your husband weren?'t bad enough in the late nineteenth century, reports of numerous infidelities with high ranking men would certainly place you at the center of gossip and scandal. Such was the case of Lady Craven, whose indiscretions, including a ?'criminal intercourse?' with the French Ambassador in London, made her a somewhat notorious character in European high society. After separating from Lord Craven in 1783, Elizabeth left her native England and traveled extensively in France, Italy, Vienna, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Greece, Turkey, and points in-between. The present book is an account of these travels, published at the suggestion of her friend and admirer, Horace Walpole, in 1789. ?"This is her most important work, and it exploits to the full the gossipy and self-vindicating scope of first-person travelogue. She describes manners, customs, and landscapes, pronounces Lady Mary Wortley Montagu's favourable account of Turkey a forgery, and constructs a self-image of redoubtable British vigour as well as devoted and injured motherhood?" (ODNB). As was common in travelogues of this time period, the book is composed of a series of letters. The original recipient of these missives was the Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach-Bayreuth (Christian Frederick Charles Alexander), a man she affectionately calls ?"brother?" in the preface. A brother he was not; the couple married in late 1791, mere weeks after the death of Elizabeth?'s estranged husband. Having sold his principality to the Emperor of Prussia for a tidy sum, the Margrave and Margravine Anspach lived comfortably in England, though due to their scandalous relationship they were not received in the court of George III. Despite raised eyebrows surrounding her personal life, the Magravine?'s travelogue proved successful and saw a second extended edition published in 1814. Craven (1750-1828) wrote numerous satirical plays in addition to her famous travelogue. Both talented and beautiful, she had her portrait painted many times by notable artists of the day, including Romney, Gainsborough, and Reynolds. After the Margrave?'s death, Craven retired to Naples and produced one final work, a frank and somewhat shocking memoir published in 1826.

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        De re diplomatica Libri VI

      Ex typ. Vincentii Ursini,, Neapoli, 1789 - Due grossi volumi in folio (cm. 45), pp. (2), xx, 668; viii, 116, clxxx. Bell'antiporta figurata l primo volume, frontespizi con vignette incise raffiguranti vedute del golfo di Napoli e del Vesuvio, molte incisioni nel testo, splendidi capolettera e testate figurate e 69 tavole incise in rame da Cimarelli, spesso ripiegate o a doppia pagina. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con titoli in oro ai dorsi. Solo un po' di sporco ai bordi dei piatti, peraltro esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione, fresco, marginoso e stampato su carta di ottima qualità. Celebre ed elegante edizione di questo classico della scienza paleografica. Cfr. PMM 158 per l'edizione originale. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A General History of Music, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Period

      London: Printed for the author and sold by Payne and Son, 1789. Second Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good. 4 volumes. xviii, 501; 597; xi, 622; 688 p. 9 plates plus extensive examples of notation. Rebound. Bookplate and discreet library markings. Mild to moderate foxing. A composer and musician, Burney started to think about writing this history of music while an organist in Norfolk. Honoured by Oxford University in 1769, his many successes did not distract from this main writing goal. The first volume, published in 1776, was immediately well received. His biggest successes may have been his children, however; his eldest daughter was a harpsichord child prodigy, one son became a distinguished officer in the Royal Navy, another son was a well-known clergyman, and a daughter became the famous author Madame D'Arblay.

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      [Cap-Français, Haiti. 1789]. - 3pp. Single folded sheet. Cap-Français was the capital of the northern province of Saint-Domingue, and Bacon de Chevalerie was the first president of its provincial assembly. Here, in this declaration, the Assemblée proclaimed itself a permanent body and distributed its activity between four offices. Extremely rare, with only one institutional holding in OCLC, naturally at Brown. OCLC 859254837.

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        A Catalogue of the Books belonging to the Library Company of Philadelphia; to which is prefixed, a Short Account of the Institution, with the Charter, Laws and Regulations

      xl, 406 pp., one leaf of errata. 8vo, mid-19th-cent. half-morocco & marbled boards (two ink stains to upper cover), spine gilt. Philadelphia: Z. Poulson, 1789. The first of the modern catalogues describing the book collections of the Library Company of Philadelphia. Founded in 1731 by Benjamin Franklin, it was the first subscription library established in North America. From the Revolutionary War to 1800, when the national government was in Philadelphia, the Library Company also served as the Library of Congress. Until the 1850s it was the largest public library in America. The earliest surviving catalogue of the collection was issued in 1741. That catalogue and the subsequent pre-Revolutionary War catalogues, issued in 1757, 1764, and 1770, were all arranged in an extremely inconvenient method, preventing readers from identifying books they wanted. When the printer and newspaper publisher Zachariah Poulson, Jr. became the librarian in 1785, he compiled and printed the present indexed catalogue. The arrangement of this catalogue was greatly influenced by the Enlightenment. We learn from the "Advertisement" that "in conformity to the general delineation of human science, laid down by Bacon, and afterwards illustrated and enlarged by D'Alembert, the books have been divided into three classes, corresponding with the three great divisions of the mental faculties -- Memory, Reason and Imagination." This arrangement was greatly facilitated by an excellent author index at the end. Fine copy. Early signature of "Th. Muendemann (?)." ❧ Winans 131. .

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        Zoho tosho [Kashira Gaki] Kimmozui taisei [trans.: An Illustrated Encyclopedia]

      Very numerous full-page woodcut illus. in the text. 270 folding leaves. 21 vols. bound in ten. 8vo, orig. blue wrappers (somewhat worn & rubbed), orig. block printed title labels on upper covers (rubbed & frayed), new stitching. Kyoto: 1789. The fullest of many editions, each enlarged with additional woodcuts, of this important and richly illustrated encyclopedia. The first edition appeared in 1666. The well-known illustrator Shimokobe Shusui (d. 1797 or 98), has furnished the hundreds of handsome full-page illustrations. He was "one of the few Kyoto artists who worked in the Ukiyo-ye manner. He studied first with a teacher of the Kano school and then went to Yedo, where he was a contemporary with Shunsho in Shunsui's studio. A number of interesting illustrated books were left by him."-Brown, Block Printing & Book Illustration in Japan, p. 162-(and listing the present work). This encyclopedia covers astronomy, geography, architecture, occupations of every sort and level, anatomy, costumes, valuable art objects, tools, musical instruments, fireworks, toys, arms and armor, various kinds of boats and carriages, agricultural tools, weaving, basketry, mills, carpenters' tools, hydraulic machinery, fishing equipment, clocks, household furniture, cosmetics, cooking utensils, dinner ware, decorative ceramics, tea ceremony utensils, weighing scales, knife sharpeners, cleaning utensils, armillary spheres, musical instruments, archery, games (including go), street entertainers, Buddhist ceremonial ornaments, furniture for temples, coffins, the animal world (including imaginary animals and endless species of fish), rice and grains and their finished products, vegetables and fruits, trees, flowers and plants, philosophers, historical figures in Japan and China, famous artists and poets, and deities. Nakamura (1629-1702), was a scholar of Confucianism and therefore was able to write such a broad-ranged encyclopedia. He was an authority in astronomy, surveying, and music theory. Minor worming here and there but a very good set. Rare when complete. .

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        An Essay to Direct and Extend the Inquiries of Patriotic Travellers; with further observations on the means of preserving the life, health, & property of the Unexperienced

      London: Printed for the Author, and Sold By Mr. Robinson, Mr Debrett, Mr Payne..., 1789. [2], xxviii, 526. [2], vi, [2], ii, 283pp. Engraved frontispiece to Vol I, both titles engraved, five folding tables. Contemporary sheep, gilt, contrasting red morocco lettering pieces. Splitting to now strengthened joints. Chipping to head and foot of each spine, bumping to corners. Internally immaculate. A fascinatingly unusual late eighteenth century manual for intellectual European travel, composed by the Moravian philanthropist and man of letters Count Leopold von Berchtold (1759-1809), who was described by Southey in a letter to Cottle (c.1796) as 'one of those rare characters who spend their lives in 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'. Consisting of two distinct parts, the first volume outlines a general methodology for the inquisitve traveller before launching into more than four hundred pages of questions pertinent to understanding the political, social, economic, cultural and educational situation of the nation visited, whilst the second forms an extensive bibliography of English and Continental travel works. The student of the Berchtold methodology was encouraged to note down the responses to the most important of the thousands of questions, ranging in topic from 'Law and Government', 'Philanthrophic Society' and 'State of the Peasanty to 'Navigation upon the Sea' to 'Finance' and 'Navy', in the tables provided. 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. Rare in commerce, with no copy appearing in the rooms since 1978. ESTC T89033.. First Edition. 8vo.

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        Correspondance particulière du comte de Saint-Germain, ministre et secretaire d'état de la guerre, (.) avec M. Paris du Verney, conseiller d'état. On y a joint la vie du comte de Saint-Germain, et plusieurs pièces qui le concernent. 2 Bände

      Londres et se trouve à Paris, chez Buisson 1789 - Monglond I, 669. - Mit einer ausführlichen Einleitung über das Leben des französischen Generals und Kriegsministers Claude-Louis, Comte de Saint-Germain (1707-1778) von Philippe Henri de Grimoard und einem tabellarischen Lebenslauf. - In sehr schöner, sauberer Erhaltung und einem zeitgenössischen goldverzierten Halbledereinband. Mit dem gestochenen Wappenexlibris des Fürsten von der Leyen VI, 136, 232; (4), 281 Seiten Halbleder der Zeit mit floraler Rückenvergoldung u. goldgepr. Rückenschild, Rotschnitt, 8° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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