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        Vivarium naturae of the naturalist's miscellany. Butterflies & moths.

      Nodder and Company,, London, 1789 - London, Nodder and Company, 1789 ff. Gross-8°. Mit 134 kolorierten Kupfertafeln. Leinwandband um 1850. Zusammenstellung aus den seit 1790 erschienenen Lieferungen. Von den 256 Tafeln des Gesamtwerkes mit Schmetterlingen sind hier 127 vorhanden. Die Tafelnumerierung ab Nr. 400 und höher. - Wenige Tafeln mit schwachem Wasserrand. Sprache: N

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        Opere inedite di vari autori. La Boccoleca de Virgilio Marone sportata 'n lengua napoletana da Emerisco Liceate ed autre Ppoesie. La Georgeca de Vergilio Marone trasportata 'n ottava rima napolitana da Emerisco Liceate

      Napoli: Giuseppe Maria Porcelli, 1789. Prima edizione (First Edition). ril pergamena coeva, con titolo impresso al dorso. Molto buono (Very Good). 16mo. Nel primo Tomo sono comprese "Stanze" de Velardiello, "L'alluccate" de Cola Cuorvo, "Ncoppa a lo Vernacchio" de Cola Capasso, "Lo calascione dei Antonio Villani, "Lo ccapezzale" di Titta Capasso, "Lamiento" de Cuosemo Pezzente, "La Batrocommiomachia aliasse la guerra ntra le rranonchie e li surece tradotta da Francisco Mazzarella", Farao ed altre opere Pagine con fioriture e bruniture, dorsi segnati con matita azzurra e due piccole etichette, pergamena in buono stato (Heavy yellowing and age spotting)

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        Essays Upon I. The Law of Evidence. II. New Trials. III. Special

      1789. Morgan's Essays, Complete in Three Volumes Morgan, John. Essays Upon I. The Law of Evidence. II. New Trials. III. Special Verdicts. IV. Trials at Bar. And V. Repleaders. Dublin: Printed for Messrs. E. Lynch, H. Chamberlaine, [et al.], 1789. Three volumes. Complete set. xlvi, 475; lxii, 351; [ii], 493 pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary calf, lettering pieces and blind fillets to spine. Light rubbing and a few tiny scuffs to boards, Some wear to spine ends and corners, front joint of Volume III cracked but secure, another crack near center of text block with a crease through the spine, all hinges cracked or starting. Early and later bookplates to each front pastedown, early owner signature to head of Volume I title page. Light foxing to sections of text, interior otherwise clean. A nice copy of a complete set, uncommon in the trade. * This title was issued in Dublin and London in 1789. No later editions were published. "The following essays, especially the two first, may be considered as nearly related to each other. (...) It is presumed that these Essays will be of great use, not only to the learned advocate (much engaged in business), and to the student of the law; but that the two first, at least, will be very useful to every acting magistrate, who wishes to discharge his duty conscientiously; and which he cannot do, even when acting ministerially, much less when acting judicially, unless he hath some knowledge of the Law of Evidence.": Preface iii-iv. The author was a barrister of the Inner Temple. His books include The Modern Pleader, The Attorney's Vade Mecum and A Digest of the Common Law. Not in Sweet & Maxwell.

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        Considérations politiques sur le commerce du Royaume, avec des observations sur les impôts qui nuisent à son activité ., précédées de réflexions particulières sur .le commerce de Picardie. Ouvrage destiné pour l'Assemblée des États Généraux. Par un citoyen., n.n. 1789 - Two parts in one volume in 8vo; pp. (4), 100, (2); pp. 84; with 12 folding tables between pp. 8-9 of part I, numbered I-XII; contemporary half calf over marbled boards with small restorations to extremities, gilt lettering-piece renewed to style, first and last leaves a bit browned, else only minor browning or foxing in places. First edition, rare. The only bibliographical source is INED 1654. The first part deals with the sea trade of Picardie, and with fishing, agriculture and corn trade, manufacture and storage in general. The second part considers the role of the royal marine, the administration of colonies, finances, taxes, and legal matters. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Paris, Panckoucke/ H. Agasse/ Veuve Agasse, 1789-(1832). 7 text volumes & 1 atlas. 4to (260 x 205mm). pp. (4), ccclxxiii, 331; (4), 793; (4), 704; (4), 827; (4), 722; (4), 828; (4), 832, (1); (6), 142, 38, (1), with 398 engraved plates. Contemporary black half calf, gilt ornamented spines with gilt lettering, marbled sides, spine of the atlas volume bound to match at a later date. An attractive and complete set of the entomology section of the famous 'Encyclopédie Méthodique'. The 'Discours préliminaire...' in the first volume is by P.J. Mauduyt. The remaining of the first volume and volumes 2-5 are by the well-known entomologist G.A. Olivier, volume 6 is by P.A. Latreille and J.B. Godart, the final text volume is by Latreille, Le Peletier de Saint-Fargeau, Serville and Guérin, the text belonging to the atlas volume is by Latreille. The 'Encyclopédie Méthodique' is one of the major scientific publication achievements of all time. A complete set of the entomology section with contributions by the most famous entomologists of the time is rare as it was published during the French revolution and spans almost the complete period of publication (1782-1832) of the encyclopedia. "The 'Encyclopédie méthodique...' was one of the largest projects ever conducted to bring together in one publication all the knowledge that existed at one particular time in history. For natural history, this work takes on a special significance because the publication of the EM would be the first time since Linnaeus' 'Systema Naturae' that a complete synthesis of all that was known taxonomically about plants and animals would be printed... At that time, Paris was considered by some as the center of scientific knowledge and a Mecca for scientists. This was chiefly because the major museum of natural history, the Jardin du Roi (and precursor to the Muséum Nationale d'Histoire Naturelle), contained the vast collections of plants and animals made by the many French voyages of exploration that took place in the 1700s" (Evenhuis. Dating and publication of the Encyclopédie Méthodique p. 2).//Provenance: Label with name of Kikumaro Okano on inside front-cover.//Nissen ZBI, 4621.

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        Iconografica Rappresentatione della inclita Citta di Venezia. 1789.

      1789 - Nuremberg? c.1790. 490 x 560mm. Binding folds flattened. A detailed plan of Venice with an extensive key, with a prospect of the city underneath. Originally published in 1762, this example has a date in the title updated to 1789 and all references to the Homann firm removed. The folds would suggest it was issued in a quarto volume, probably a description of Venice.

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      London: Printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell in the Strand, 1789. Two volume set. First edition. Vol. I: viii, 437 pages of text. Vol. II: [ii], 389 pages of text, [i] blank, followed by [vi] pages of publisher's advertisement. Early full leather bindings with moderate rubbing to the spines, and minor chipping to spine extremities. Front hinge of the first volume is nearly detached, and the other hinges are tender. Minor foxing to endpapers. Early engraved bookplate on front endpapers "Virtue Mille Scuta" with two lions on crowns.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        Designs from "The British Palladio, or The Builder's General Assistant"

      William Pain - 1791 1789 - William Pain, architect (1730 - 1794) was the creator of "The British Palladio, or The Builder's General Assistant" (1788). This book of his designs contains numerous engraved copperplates which he published between 1789 and 1791. Binding is maroon textured cloth boards half-bound in maroon leather with gilt title & ornament on spine, with silk headbands. Ends of spine worn. Fragile beige floral endpapers. Ink inscription dated April 1900. The book contains over 120 single-sided plates, numeous double-sided plates and 6 fold-out plates. Most plates have notes or captions, some have detailed descriptions opposite, including price lists, eg a carpenter earned fourpence farthing an hour, 3/6 per day; a pair of sawyers "cutting old stuff", 7/6 per day. Typescript is on watermarked laid paper, plates on cartridge paper. Plates show buildings and details, plans and elevations, interior and exterior elements and decorations, from a church to a shop-front, a hot-house to a bookcase. A rare and fascinating book for anyone with an interest in architecture. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        [Broadside]: A legal, unexceptional Plan for the ensuing Lottery, 1789. The Merits and Advantages thereof are humbly submitted to the Attention and Approbation of the public. Margray, At his Old Office, no. 137, Fleet-Street, (London,) has opened Subscriptions of One Guinea and a Half, and Sixteen Shillings

      London: Margray, at his Old Office. 1789. Broadside printed both sides. Approximately. 5.5" x 9". Printed in orange. Tiny holes in the left margin (possibly stitched together with others at one time), a tiny tear, and a little soiling, very good or better. A physically pleasing lottery invitation, whereby a guinea and a half might become 30,000 Pounds, conducted under the supervision of Margray: "Business has been transacted for upwards of TWENTY YEARS with the strictest Honour and Integrity, Margray has Reason to flatter himself, that the above Mode of adventuring will have the Preference of any other with the judicious and discerning Part of the Public." No doubt. .

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        Baiersche Flora. Erster Band und Zweyter Band (komplett).

      München, Joh. Baptist Strobel, 1789.. EA - Erstausgabe. Erster Band: Weißes Blatt + Frontispiz + Titelblatt mit Titelvignette + 755 Seiten + 2 weiße Blätter. Zweyter Band: Weißes Blatt + Titelblatt mit Titelvignette (in Seitenzählung enthalten), 679 Seiten (ab S. 641 Nachträge zu Band 1 und Band 2) + 34 nicht nummerierte Seiten Register + weißes Blatt. Ca. 19,5 cm x ca. 12,5 cm, zusammen ca. 7,5 cm stark. Kräftige, marmorierte Vorsatzpapiere. Allseits kräftiger Rotschnitt. Halbledereinband der Zeit mit zwei Rückenschildchen und reicher goldener Rückenverzierung. - Umfasst 1.854 Arten in 497 Gattungen, mit ausführlichen Fundortangaben und Gebrauchshinweisen. - Stafleu and Cowan, Taxonomic Literature 11.107 - Jeweils mit Exlibris "Philippi Pfister, Monacensis" auf vorderen Vorsätzen. Philipp Pfister (1832 - 1889) war kgl. bayerischer Regierungsrath, Kunstsammler und Hofsekretär König Ludwigs II; besaß eine umfangreiche Bibliothek.. Insbesondere die Kanten etwas berieben oder bestoßen. Geringe Wurmspuren im Rücken. Neben den Exlibris feine Besitzereinträge auf den vorderen weißen Blättern. Keine weiteren Einträge. Papier nahezu nicht gebräunt, stellenweise leicht altersfleckig. Bindung sehr gut und fest. Zustand I - II (deutsche Schulnotenskala). Auf Wunsch senden wir Ihnen gern per E-Mail Fotos des Werkes zu.

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        The Psalms of David imitated in the language of the New Testament : and applied to the Christian state and worship : with the preface and notes / By I. Watts, D.D. [ Bible. O.T. Psalms. English. Watts. ]

      London : printed for J.F. and C. Rivington, J. Buckland, T. Longman, T. Field, C. Dilly . [and 3 others in London] 1789 - Description: xxx, 401p. 18cm. Subjects: Bible. O.T. Psalms - Paraphrases, English. Bible. O.T. Psalms - Hymns - Singing. Front cover and spine title: The Psalms of David - Watts. Preface dated 1718. Referenced by: Reference: ESTC t93073 and Hymns, Evans 21687. Fine copy bound in later gilt-blocked, gilt-titled cloth. Lacks frontis. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. 401 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Paris: Imprimerie de Monsieur [volumes I-III]; Didot le jeune [volumes IV-V]; Chez Gay, Ponce, Belin [volumes VI-XII], 1789. n. Hardcover. 314 x 238 mm (12 3/8 x 9 3/8"). 12 volumes. BREATHTAKING EARLY 20TH CENTURY RED STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, GILT AND VERY ELABORATELY INLAID IN THE ROMANTIC STYLE, BY CHARLES DE SAMBLANX (stamp-signed in gilt at tail of spines), covers with beautifully intricate frame formed by multiple gilt rules and ornate gilt cornerpieces incorporating a stylized inlaid shell of brown morocco and a stylized fleur-de-lys in orange (along with much swirling and floral elaboration), large central arabesque with floral and leafy inlays in olive, yellow, and orange morocco; spines with two wide raised bands featuring a gilt frame and titling, the large central spine compartment with much gilt and inlaid morocco flowers, smaller compartments at head and tail of similar design, densely gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, edges rough trimmed. WITH 300 FINE ENGRAVED PLATES AFTER THE DESIGNS OF MARILLIER AND MONSIAU and a folding map of the Holy Land engraved by Tardieu, each plate with a guard leaf preceding it, these leaves all with a projecting red leather tab on the fore edge. Cohen-de Ricci 935-36; Sander 145; Ray 47; Brunet I, 887. Boards with a couple of tiny dark spots, joints with the most trivial signs of wear, minor offsetting from each of the small leather tabs, other isolated negligible imperfections internally, but AN EXTREMELY FINE SET IN EVERY WAY, the text clean and fresh, the plates richly impressed, and the most impressive bindings very lustrous and with virtually no signs of use. This is an outstanding copy of the rare larger format quarto edition of a Bible famous for its engraved illustrations, offered here in remarkably handsome bindings. According to Ray, the skill and energy of the painter and illustrator Pierre-Clémént Marillier (1740-1808) earned him "a position in the front rank of book artists." Ray calls Marillier "among the most accomplished" illustrators of the century, and he says--and this would be appropriate for the plates in our volumes--that "nearly all of his designs are characterized by grace, liveliness, and firmness of drawing." Beginning with volume IV, Marillier was assisted by Nicolas-André Monsiau (1754-1837), whose substantial corpus of book illustrations defies easy categorization and is consequently underappreciated. Ray agrees with Portalis' favorable assessment of Monsiau's work as having a special "'bonhomie,' observation of nature, and feeling, often lacking in his rivals, which gives his productions something piquant and unexpected." The unusual and rather charming use of tabs as a location guide to the engravings was either an innovation or a clever borrowing by our binder Charles de Samblanx (1855-1943); we have never seen this before in any book from any period. Apprenticed at age 11, de Samblanx had a distinguished career extending over several decades, and he worked in a variety of period styles, classical and Romantic, sensitively reproducing the bindings of previous centuries. Many of his bindings are now in the Royal Museum of Mariemont in Belgium. The complex inlaid design of the present set, realized with impeccable skill using the highest quality materials, provides memorable evidence of the level of de Samblanx's imagination and precision of execution. In addition to the aesthetically pleasing features of this set, its printing provides a window into the most turbulent period in French history. Production on this work began in the final year of the ancien regime in the workshop of Pierre-François Didot, the printer to "Monsieur," brother of the king. As revolution gave way to republic, the imprint changed from the royal "Imprimerie de Monsieur" to simply "Didot le jeune" (Pierre-François' son and heir), before being taken over by the engraver Ponce and the publishers Belin and Gay. On the title pages, the illustrators' honorific went from the courteous "Monsieur" to the egalitarian "Citoyen." For many years considered the definitive French version of the Scriptures, the translation used here is that of French humanist Louis-Isaac Lemaistre (or Le Maistre) de Sacy (1613-84). While the present 12-volume version of the Bible is seen from time to time in the octavo edition, the quarto version rarely appears in the marketplace, let alone in a binding as splendid as this one. Just two complete quarto sets are listed in ABPC since 1975.

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        Memoirs of the Bloomsgrove Family. In A Series of Letters to a Respectable Citizen of Philadelphia. Containing Sentiments on a Mode of Domestic Education, Suited to the Present State of Society, Government, and Manners, in the United States of America: and on the Dignity and Importance of the Female Character

      Thomas and Andrews. First edition.. Small oval stamp of the Lynn Free Library on the title pages and their ink number hand written on the verso; front blanks a little chipped at the edges; very good copy.. Wright I, 1214; Evans 22570; Black, The Epistolary Novel, page 137. 2 vols, 12mo, modern brown calf, red leather labels, gilt rules and lettering. The second American novel and, unlike its predecessor, The Power of Sympathy by William Hill Brown (1789), Memoirs of the Bloomsgrove Family is a work of fiction with a social agenda and a particularly American bent. Hitchcock (1744-1803), a liberal-minded Congregational clergyman and patriot, here writes 93 letters, interwoven with anecdotes and a subplot, from the point of view of the eldest member of the Bloomsgrove family. The letters explore the status of American education and society now that it is independent from Great Britain, and make a case for greater independence and education for women. Memoirs is dedicated to the First Lady, Mrs. Washington. Signature of ?M. Parsons. 1790? on the front blank.

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      1789 - Vieux papiers DIPLOME DE DOCTEUR EN DROIT CANON ET CIVIL : sur parchemin, format : 24 x 18,5 cm de 4 feuillet (8 pages), manuscrit à l'encre brune et rouge, daté de 1789, accordé à Séraphin MARINELLI, texte encadré d'un filet rouge et bleu à chaque page, 1ère Page peinte en couleurs aux "ARMES" : écu Italien couronné avec deux canons de part et d'autre : "un lion rampant sur fond azur avec une bande transversale rouge et 3 hermine d'or en chef sur fond azur", tampon gravé "IMMOTA MANET I.B.P.C.M.N"., noté en bas du dernier feuillet : "Jacobine à flumine scripsit" DOCUMENT ORIGINAL SUPERBE.Rare. .En PARFAIT Etat (good condition).

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        Précis ou cours dopérations sur la chirurgie des yeux, puisé dans le sein de la pratique, & enrichi de figures en taille-douce, qui représentent les instrumens qui leur sont propres, avec des observations de pratique très-intéressantes. Tome Premier.

      Paris, chez Didot le jeune (et) Méquignon, Montpellier, chez l'auteur, chez Rigaut, Roullet,1789 - 1 vol. in-8 (tome premier seul), XXXIV, (2), 437, (8) pp., 1 portrait, 24 planches dépliantes, pleine basane de l'époque, reliure frottée, coiffes arasées et manque de cuir en tête, coins émoussés ; quelques rousseurs, sinon intérieur en très bon état ; étiquette ex-libris (Pierre Amalric). Belle provenance : Pierre Amalric fut un ophtalmologue de réputation internationale, un bibliophile et un historien de l'ophtalmologie. Il laissa son nom à un syndrome (syndrome de Diallinas-Amalric) Première monographie consacrée à la chirurgie ophtalmologique, toutes langues confondues. C'est la seule édition ancienne et elle est excessivement rare. Comme c'est parfois le cas, l'exemplaire proposé ici est incomplet du tome second, paru l'année suivante. Ce premier tome, complet en soi, très bien illustré, renferme les principales contributions de l'auteur. Il comporte huit démonstrations (chapitres). Dans la troisième, consacrée aux affections de la cornée, on trouve les premières tentatives de greffes de cornée artificielle, expérimentées sans succès sur l'animal. Pellier de Quengsy est le premier à avoir envisagé de remplacer une cornée opaque par une prothèse transparente (fragment de verre placé dans un anneau d'argent suturé à la sclère). Les chapitres consacrés à la cataracte (démonstrations V à VIII , pp. 166-437) sont remarquables. Pellier de Quengsy expose sa méthode personnelle ("opération d'un seul coup de main et avec un seul instrument") et son "ophtalmotôme" . Dans la huitième démonstration, précieuse pour l'historien, il analyse avec clarté et précision les méthodes inventées depuis 1753 pour l'extraction (17 auteurs cités) en reproduisant sur des planches l'instrumentation utilisée par chacun de ces oculistes. (Il manque donc le tome second, orné de neuf planches, et comportant quatre démonstrations consacrées aux affections du corps vitré, de la rétine, du nerf optique, des paupières et des voies lacrymales). Guillaume Pellier de Quengsy (1751-1835) se consacra, comme son père, à la pratique de l'ophtalmologie. Il exerça dans de nombreuses villes et fut oculiste pensionné de Toulouse et de Montpellier. Ce fut l'un des plus grands ophtalmologistes de son époque, notamment pour la justesse de ses indications opératoires et sa grande habileté. Garrison & Morton, 5833.1 ; Bernard Becker collection, 293: "Comprehensive and fully illustrated, this is the first monograph in the world's literature devoted exclusively to the surgery of the eye. It is especially noteworthy for its description of the earliest attempt to treat scarred corneas surgically" ; D.M. Albert et al., Source book of ophthalmolgy, 1760 : " . The first volume deals with the author's cataract operations and those of many of his contemporaries . " ; T.V. Chirila & C.R. Hicks, The origins of the artificial cornea: Pellier de Quengsy and his contribution to the modern concept of keratoprosthesis, Gesnerus, 1999, 56, pp. 96-106. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Observations sur le Commerce des États Américains, par le Lord Sheffield.

      A Rouen, De l’Imprimerie de la Dame Besongue Imprimeur-Libraire, rue des Champs-Maillets, No 13. M. DCC. LXXIX. [1789]. - 1 vol. in-4° of: vi, (7)-228 p., 16 tables as follows: I-II 1 folding l. each, III: 5 pp. and 2 fold. ll., IV-VII: 1 folding l. each, VIII: 1 l., IX: 24 p., X: 1 fold. l., XI: 1 l., XII-XVI: 1 p. each, pp. [231]-238. Contemp. half leather and plain boards (bit rubbed), spine gilt, morocco label. (Moderate to heavy foxing throughout, good condition). Sabin 32638 mentions a London and a Rouen edition of 237 p. Howes (Hartley) H604 notes the work "Pointed out superciliously the helpless position of American commerce, and thus influenced the shaping of England’s trade policy from 1783 to 1789, so detrimental to American commerce and shipping interests as to contribute greatly to the formation of a Federal union, better able, than were the separate federated states, to retaliate against British maritime might." First French edition. A detailed statistical comparison between the imports and exports of Great Britain and the United States between 1700 to 1783. Holroyd continually revised and enlarged his text through a number of English editions. He mentions the growing importance of trade with the West Indies and Canada, especially Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, their fisheries, lumber, and shipbuilding. The tables compare the export and import of trade between the United States and other countries. This first translation from the English was by de Rumare, a magistrate of Rouen. Mirabeau’s later translation did not include the statistical tables. Provenance: remnants of private library numbers on spine, bookplate of Alberto Parreño. Sabin 32638 mentions a London and a Rouen edition of 237 pp. Howes (Hartley) H604.

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        Observations sur le commerce des États d'Amérique

      Londres et se trouve à Paris, Lejay fils & Et Maradan, 1789.. Octavo. Pp. xvi, 336. Half-title present. Attractive engraved head-piece; publisher's device to title. Hardcover, bound in contemporary handsome patterned boards, spine with red morocco label, lettered and decorated in gilt, paper label to upper cover. In fine condition. ~ Second French edition. Includes the Supplément. Translated by H. G. Riquetti, comte de Mirabeau, sometime attributed to E. Rumare (Cf. British Library). John Baker Holroyd, 1st Earl of Sheffield (1735-1821), English politician. Having served in the Army, he entered the House of Commons in 1780. In 1803 he was appointed President of the Board of Agriculture. He was a great authority on farming and a leading economic authority of his time. In 1792, ?A brief examination of Lord Sheffield's observations on the commerce of the United States?, by Tench Coxe, was published as a reaction to Holroyd's book. Scarce. KVK lists only British Library (2); Union Catalog Northern Germany (a second copy in microform); and Union Catalog Hesse (1788).

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        Histoire Naturelle, Generale et Particuliere, Servant De Suite a L'histoire Des Animaux Quadrupedes, Par Feu M. Le Comte De Buffon, Intendant Du Jardin & Du Cabinet Du Roi, De l' Academie Francoise & De Celle Des Scineces, &c. Supplement, Tome Septieme.

      De l'Imprimerie Royale, Paris 1789 - Original mottled calf leather bindign with recent matching calf leather spine. Heavy wear to the old boards. The first 35 plates are of Apes & Monkeys and includes an image of the Oranutang . All 82 copper engraved images are present except plate #81 (the giraffe). Slight moisture stain at the bottom margin near the gutter. Overall in GOOD condition. Photos available upon request. Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (September 7, 1707 -- April 16, 1788) was a French naturalist, mathematician, biologist, cosmologist and author. Buffon's views influenced the next two generations of naturalists, including Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and Charles Darwin. Darwin himself, in his foreword to the 6th edition of the Origin of Species, credited Aristotle with foreshadowing the concept of natural selection, and stated that "the first author who in modern times has treated it in a scientific spirit was Buffon". Buffon is best remembered for his great work Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière (1749-1788: in 36 volumes, 8 additional volumes published after his death by Lacépède). It included everything known about the natural world up until that date. In it Buffon considered the similarities between humans and apes, and the possibility of a common ancestry. Buffon debated James Burnett, Lord Monboddo on the question of ancestry of the primates to man, Monboddo insisting on the closeness of relationship of man and apes. Buffon's work is considered to have greatly influenced modern ecology. His Histoire was translated into many different languages, making him the most widely read scientific author of the day. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der rheinische Weinbau in theoretischer und praktischer Beziehung bearbeitet. Heidelberg, A. Oßwald 1827. 8°. XVI, 260 S., mit 1 (mehrf. gef.) lithogr. Tabelle und 17 lithogr. Tafeln, Ppbd. d. Zt.

      - Schoene3, 3951.- Erste Ausgabe.- J. Chr. Metzger (1789-1852) war seit 1812 verantwortlicher Gärtner des Heidelberger Schloses und ab 1843 Gartendirektor. Er beschäftigte sich mit zahlreichen obst- und weinbaulichen Themen.- Mit einer ?Untersuchungstabelle von vier und zwanzig Wintergärten, nebst den darinn im Jahr 1822 erhaltenen Weinen, in den verschiedenen Gegenden des Rheintales?.- Etwas gebräunt, Ebd. fleckig und berieben. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

      Lima: En la Imprenta Real de los Niños Expósitos, 1789.

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      Madrid 1789 - Materia: Libro de 1789 sobre las monedas, pesas, medidas y cambios de todas las naciones comparadas a las que se usaban en España en el siglo XVIII. Descripción: 30 cm. VIII, LXVIII. 240 páginas. 35 p. 164 p. = (162 error pag.), 91 p. Encuadernacón holandesa, dorados en el lomo. Estado de conservación: Buen estado. Revisado completo. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Elements of General History Translated From the French. Part Second Modern History in Three Volumes.-

      1789 - Full-Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. .PRINTED AT WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS BY ISAIAH THOMAS. 3 VOLS. pp. xxii, 429 ; xiv, 518 ; x, 500.FIRST AMERICAN EDITION.IN HIS ADVERTISING THOMA S W RITES "THE FOLLOWING VOLUMES OF MILLOT'S GENERAL HISTORY, THOUGH DESIGNED AS A SEQUEL TO THE ANCIENT PART, YET FORM A COMPLETE WORK BY THEMSELVES." . Vol. III & IV rebacked using original boards. Vol. V has new binding. Leather covers worn on vols. III & IV. Some foxing. EVANS 21966. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Rural Economy of Glocestershire; including its Dairy: together with the Dairy Management of North Wiltshire; and the Management of Orchards and Fruit Liquor, in Herefordshire

      One folding engraved map. xxviii, 332 pp., [4] pp. of ads; iv, 401 pp., [11] pp. Two vols. 8vo, orig. cloth-backed blue boards, paper labels on spines, uncut. Gloucester: R. Raikes for G. Nicol, 1789. First edition and a lovely set in fresh original condition. Marshall (1745-1818), wrote a series of studies of farming in various English countries published between 1787 and 1798. The two volumes on Gloucester were the fifth and sixth of the eventual twelve volume series. "Modern agricultural historians have generally held that Marshall's works on English farming are superior to those of his rival, Arthur Young, as they are more systematically arranged and based on a more thorough knowledge of a district by personal residence there. Unlike Young, Marshall was cautious about experimentation, preferring rather to advocate the best practices approved by experienced farmers. On the other hand, he lacked Young's pithy and more readable style, and acquired fewer close contacts with the leading farming figures of the time. Marshall's career, indeed, suffered in some degree from his native bluntness and acid tongue, his pride, and his sensibility to slights. Nevertheless, from the independence of his views arose his remarkably early support for agricultural education, and his belief in the necessity of studying agriculture on a regional basis, both of which were ideas well before their time."-ODNB. Pages 323-32 contain a valuable "Verbal Provincialisms of the Vale of Glocester." Marshall was interested in dialects and he was the first to form a collection of words peculiar to the Yorkshire dialect. It was appended to the Rural Economy of Yorkshire and contains about eleven hundred words. Fine set. .

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      - Corregida, y enmendada en esta última impresión, y adornada con láminas finas. Barcelona, Por los Consortes Sierra, Oliver, y Martí, 1789, 11x15, 3 tomos: I- 16 hojas, 366 págs. 1 mapa plegado de México, 1 mapa plegado del Puerto de Santiago de Cuba. II- 502 págs. 5 láminas ( 3 de ellas plegadas con un plano de la ciudad de México, la Batalla en el valle de Otumba y el grande templo de México). III- 367 págs. 1 lámina plegada. Encuadernados en plena piel de época con tejuelo y ruedas doradas en lomera. (51694).

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        A General Collection of Voyages: Undertaken either for Discovery, Conquest, Settlement, or The Opening of Trade, from the Commencement of the Portugese Discoveries, to the Present Time. Vol. I.

      W. Richardson; J. Bew; T. Hookham; J. and T. Egerton; C. Stalker [1789], London - Uncommon. v, [1], (7)-518 pages + iv pages of contents at rear + 4 of 5 maps (all folding, the fifth map, of the West Indies, was possibly never issued) + two views (of Madeira and of Teneriffe). Lacking the Map of the West Indies and the two portrait plates of Prince Henry and Albuqueque. Page dimensions: 260 x 205mm. Contemporary owner's signature of "John Polloc[k?]"on front pastedown. Preliminary leaves very worn and chipped at margins. All leaves up to page 10 detached. Spine missing. Front board attached with old cloth. Contemporary papered boards very worn. Heavy dust stains and marks to page edges. A few scrapes and knocks to top page edges. With light to moderate foxing internally. Corners of some leaves a little creased or dog-eared. Most of the maps are in poor condition with very large tears, but could be improved with some repairs (no repairs have been carried out, except for an old paper repair to the blank inner margin of the first map). The plates of Madeira and Tenerife are in good condition. The map of the East Indies is in good condition, but with some misfolds. Text complete. "This volume, the only one published, contains, among others, the voyages of Cada Mosto, Dias, Vasco de Gama, Columbus, Americus Vesputius, Albuquerque, and Magellan" - Sabin 26874.; 4to [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Anweisung zur Zimmermannskunst den Anfängern und Liebhabern der Baukunst, besonders den Zimmerleuten zum Besten aufgesetzt, und mit nöthigen Kupfern erkläret von Christian Gottlob Reuß, Königl. Maschinen- und Hofzimmermeister. Dritte Auflage. Mit neuen Zusätzen und Kupfern vermehrt

      Leipzig, Breitkopf 1789. 37 cm. (6), 65, (1) Seiten und 40 meist gefaltete Kupfertafeln, Halblederband der Zeit - Lotz 2185 (vgl.) - Poggendorff II, 612 - Engelmann, Mechan. 303 - Seltenes Werk zur Holzbaukunst. - Tafeln mit Konstruktionszeichnungen von Dachstühlen für Häuser und Türme, Brücken, Lehrgerüsten und Holzverbindungen. Außerdem Darstellungen von Knotenverbindungen. Diese Auflage wurde erweitert um den "Anhang. In welchem Viere im Churfürstenthume Sachsen neu erbauten Brücken über die Flöh- Saal- und Elb-Ströme welche nach dem siebenjährigen Kriege unter der Ober-Direction des Herrn Ober-Land-Bau-Meister Christian Friedrich Exners sind ausgeführt worden." Beschrieben und in Konstruktionszeichnungen dargestellt werden die Flöha-Brücke bei Flöha, die Elbe-Brücken von Wittenberg und Meissen und die Saale-Brücke von Weissenfels. Rücken restauriert, mit Stempel und Signatur. -

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        Three manuscript catalogues, all highly legible, of the library at Schloss Arenfels, near Bad Honningen in the Rhineland

      The earliest is dated 1789, the most recent 1875, and from internal evidence we can date the second one to about 1816. Folios (ranging from 370 x 250 mm. to 335 x 210 mm.), various contemporary bindings including half-vellum and yellow boards, boards, and cloth. Schloss Arenfels: 1789, ca. 1816, & 1875. An important discovery. Schloss Arenfels, which traces its foundations to 1258, was the ancestral home of the Grafen von Isenburg, a family which traces its origins to 983. It produced several notable members of the church, including Diether von Isenburg (1412-82), Archbishop and Elector of Mainz who founded the University of Mainz; Johann V. von Isenburg (ca. 1507-56), Archbishop and Elector of Trier; and Salentin von Isenburg (ca. 1532-1610), Archbishop and Elector of Cologne. Another member, Ernst von Isenburg-Grenzau (d. 1664), was the governor general of The Netherlands. The castle and its contents later passed by marriage to the Grafen von der Leyen. In 1848 the property was inherited by Reichsgraf Ludolf Friedrich von Westerholt (1804-69) and his wife Johanna (1804-74). The library remained intact until 1951 when a large portion (about 2500 titles in 6500 volumes) went to the Stadtarchiv Bottrop, and the remainder (1167 lots) was sold at auction by Nethe & Venator of Cologne, 13-15 Sept. 1951. Many of the auctioned books were purchased by the University of Cologne. This was one of the most important auctions of books in Germany during the years immediately following World War II. The first catalogue (1 p.l., 212 pp.), dated 1789, describes the 907 titles already in the library. The library traces its origins to Bernhard von Westerholt zu Westerholt und Wilbrink (d. 1639) and Hermann Hector von Westerholt (b. 1592). The library experienced its greatest growth in the late-18th century when Ludolf Friedrich Adolf Freiherr von Boenen (1747-1828) and his wife Gräfin Wilhelmine Friederike von Westerholt-Gysenberg (1757-1820) contributed their books to the castle library. A highly cultured couple (he was president of the newly founded theatervereins in Münster), they were intensely interested in collecting books concerned with French and German literature, theater, travel, gardening and the household, and current politics. Further contributions of books dealing with law, government, and history were made by Reichsgraf Carl Casper von der Leyen (1655-1739), the cathedral provost Damian Friedrich von der Leyen (1738-1817), and his nephew Philipp Franz von der Leyen (1766-1829). The last two collected many works concerning the French Revolution and the natural sciences. The second catalogue (1 p.l., 73 leaves) was prepared no earlier than 1816 (the most recent book we can find in the catalogue was published in that year). The library has become much more numerous. The final catalogue (5 p.l., 329 pp.) reflects the state of the library in 1875. The grandson of Ludolf Friedrich and Wilhelmine, Ludolf Friedrich von Westerholt had inherited the castle and its library. He and his wife Johanna were serious collectors of books and it was during their tenancy that many of the finest early printed books entered the library. In fine condition. .

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        Decamerone di Messer Giovanni Boccaccio Cittadino Fiorentino, Volumes I-IV [4 volumes]

      Published by Tommasi Masi 1789-90, Londra [London] - , 4 uniform volumes, [xxi] 317, 442, 356 & 322 pages, text in Italian, with frontispiece and life of Boccaccio by Filippo Villani in Volume 1, marbled edges and endpapers First Edition Thus , spines slightly faded and rubbed at head and tails, all firmly bound, faint spots to some pages but generally nice and clean inside, the books are in very good condition , half red morocco with marble paper sides, gilt titles and gilt designs at spine Octavo, 19 x 12 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Arier og Sange, Divertissements, Mellemacter, etc. af Danske og oversatte Syngestykker. Indrettede for Claveret. Andet Bind, Tredie og Fierde Stykke. (mangler 1. Bd., 1. og 2. Stykke).

      Kbhvn. 1789. Fol. Med 1 smuk titelvignet. (4) + 96 s. Samt. helskindsbd.. Birkelund 169. Heri bl. a. noderne til Wessels Grovsmeden og Kærlighed uden Strømper, Bredals Tronfølgen i Sidon, Ewalds Balders Død, Fiskerne (med the Royal Danish anthem) og Gorm den Gamle. Meget sjælden!

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        Aphrodisiacus, sive de lue venerea. In duas partes divisus, quarum altera continet ejus vestigia in veterum auctorum monimentis obvia, altera quos Aloysius Luisinus temere omisit scriptores et medicos et historicos ordine chronologico . Tomus Tertius.

      Chr. Henr. Cunonis Heredes,, Jena, 1789 - Jena, Chr. Henr. Cunonis Heredes, 1789. Folio. 4 n.n. Bl., VI S., 1 n.n. Bl., 166 S., 8 n.n. Bl. Glossar und Index. Lädierter Halblederband der Zeit. Hirsch III, 71. - In keiner Medizinbibliographie nachweisbar. Von Christian Gottfried Gruner herausgegebene Ergänzung zur Neuausgabe der Anthologie zu den Geschlechtskrankheiten, die Luisinus 1566-67 erscheinen liess. Boerhaaven veranstaltete 1728 eine Neuausgabe zu der Gruner zusätzliches, hier erstmals vorliegendes Material sammelte. Das Werk kann dem entsprechend als eigenständige Anthologie oder auch als Fortsetzung des obgenanneten Titels angesehen werden. Deshalb erschien es mit zwei leicht abweichenden Titelblättern. Enthält neben den Ergänzungen der antiken Autoren von Gruner zusammen getragen 69 Textstellen von 1492-1558. - Stellenweise mit Unterstreichungen und Randnotizen. Vorsatz und Titel fleckig. Einbandrücken lädiert. Ecken stark bestossen und beschabt. - Selten. Sprache: N Lädierter Halblederband der Zeit. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cedula de S. M. para el Establecimiento de la Real Compañia Maritima de 19 de Setiembre de 1789

      de Orden Superior, Madrid 1789 - Bound to style in vellum, manuscript lettering to spine The printed version of the Spanish Royal decree establishing the Real Compañía Marítima (Royal Maritime Company) This fascinating work is beautifully printed, and includes a carefully engraved and coloured image of the flag that was granted to the Real Compañía Maritima. The text includes detailed instructions for what was to prove to be a hort-lived venture. The intention was that the Compañía Maritima should spear-head a revival of the Spanish fishing and whaling industries, which had foundered by the late 18th century. The Compañía Marítima was initially well-funded with its financial backers including the Spanish King himself, but was not a success and was dissolved early in the nineteenth century. (11 5/8 x 8 inches). [i-ii], 1-44pp. letterpress title with large wood-cut vignette of the Spanish Royal arms, text in Spanish, signed at the end with the paraph of Antonio Valdés, minister of the Spanish Navy. 1 small format (5 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches) hand-coloured engraving of the Real Compañia Maritima flag. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A Concise Treatise On The Art Of Angling. Confirmed By Actual Experience, And Minute Observations, Exempt From Redundancies, And Superfluities, Which Tend More To Perplex, Than Instruct, With The Proper Methods For Breeding And Feeding Fish, And Of Making Fish-ponds, Stews, &c, With Several Arcana Never Before Made Public. To Which Is Added The Compleat Fly-fisher, The Game Laws Relative To Angling, And Prognostics Of The Weather, Independent Of The Barometer

      Printed for C. Stalker n. d. [1789], London - Frontispiece engraving. Bound in half brown leather and marbled boards with the spine and a red leather spine label stamped in gilt. Second Edition, corrected and enlarged. Offsetting to title page from the frontispiece. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gibbon's History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, in Six Volumes, Quarto, Abridged in Two Volumes, Octavo.

      London Printed for G. Kearsley. 1789 - FIRST ABRIDGED EDITION. 2 volumes. 8vo, pp. xi [xii blank], 569 [570 blank, 571-572 adverts]; xi [xii blank], 562 [563-564 adverts], contemporary calf, rebacked with old spines and labels preserved and laid down, new front free end-paper in each volume. A very good set, with the words "Philosopher & Infidel" in a contemporary hand bracketing Gibbon's name on the title-page. This abridgement of Gibbon's six massive quartos has been variously attributed to the Aberdonian schoolmaster and educational writer John Adams (1750 - 1814) in the BL catalogue and in the Oxford DNB; and to the Reverend Charles Hereford by other commentators. The same abridgement was published in Dublin in 1790. There are three ESTC listings for this work. T78371 locates copies in the BL, the Bodleian, Oxford University Trinity College Library, National Library of Wales; Huntington, Stanford and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A Dublin edition of 1790, T78372: BL, National Library of Ireland, Trinity College Library; and in 1790 a reissue of the sheets of the 1789 edition, "Abridged and expurgated for 'the youthful mind' (vol.1, 2nd preliminary leaf)": Cambridge, Longleat House, Essex; Harvard Houghton, Library Company of Philadelphia. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Interesting and Affecting History of Prince Lee Boo, A Native of the Pelew Islands, brought to England by Capt. Wilson. To which is prefixed, A Short Account of those Islands, with A Sketch of the Manners and customs of the Inhabitants

      London: E. Newbery. 1789. First Edition, complete as issued. Illustrated with frontis portrait. 12mo; original paper over boards, green vellum spine, worn and generally heavily used, children&#39;s ink signatures on front pastedown and flyleaf, joints tender. Collation: Front Free Endpaper; Stub Engraved portrait page; [I-III], IV-VIII; [1]-178; six pages of ads for E. Newbery; Rear Free Endpaper.[A], B, B2, B3, C, C2, C3, D, D2, D3, E, E2, E3, F, F2, F3, G, G2, G3, H, H2, H3, I, I2, I3, K, K2, K3, L, L2, L3, M, M2, M3, N, N2, N3, O, O2 O3, P, P2, P3, Q, Q2, Q3, R (in ads). Note: small tear p. 89, roughly opened p. 97. Quire R is catalogue for "Books printed for E. Newbery...for...all the Good Little Masters and Misses of Great Britain, Ireland, and America." While soiled and worn this is internally clean and in good condition for a children&#39;s book from the 18th century. This edition is not in Gumuchian which lists 11 editions, starting in 1792 and ending in 1832. Prince Lee Boo was the Pelew Islander brought back to England by Captain Wilson, after the wreck of the "Antelope" and who died in England in 1784 from smallpox. Roscoe J170 (1). Osborne I, p. 166. <br>See an <A HREF= >Image.</A><br>

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        Résumé Général Ou Extrait Des Cahiers de Pouvoirs,, Instructions, Demandes & Doléances. (3 tomes)

      1789 - Remis Par Les Bailliages & Sénéchaussées Du Royaume, à Leurs Députés Aux Etats-Généraux, Ouverts à Versailles Le 4 Mai 1789, Avec Une Table Raisonnée Des Matières. Par Une société De Gens De lettres. Complet en 3 volumes, dans une reliure d'époque, plein veau roux granité, dos lisse avec fleurons dorés, pièces de titres rouges (une faute dans le titre), tranches mouchetées. Le Tome 1 est consacré au clergé, xcij p, 363p. Le Tome 2 à la noblesse, xxxix p, 418p. Le Tome 3 au Tiers-Etat, 596p. Texte très frais, sans rousseurs. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        In funere Caroli III Hispan. Regis Catholici oratio habita in Sacello Pontificio.

      - Parmae ex Regio Typographeo 1789. 4to. Bross. recente con materiale in stile. 2 cc.nn., IX,34 pp., 1 c.b., antiporta inc. (Steph. Tofanelli delin. Raph. Morghen sculp.) e 5 inc. nel testo. Brooks 384. - In parte con leggerissime fioriture sui margini bianchi.

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        Mechanischer verbesserter Wind-Regen-und Trockenheitsbeobachter

      Freyburg & Annaberg, 1789. First Edition. Contemp. marbled wrappers. A very good copy; small, inoffensive 19th cent. lib. stamp on the title. 8vo., There are 4 numbered plates on two sheets illus. the devices. This pamphlet is a description of an elaborate an innovative automatic recording device for rain, wind direction and humidity. Each of the measurement systems devised by Herrmann were clock driven and appear to be the refinement of a similar system designed by Leupold in 1726. Herrmann&#39;s genius, however, is revealed in his design for the wind recorder. This device consisted of a wheel with 12 sector shaped compartments. Once and hour a clock driven hammer ejected a numbered cube from a magazine into the appropriate sector. After a fixed time cycle the observer would have a clear record of changing wind conditions. See Middleton, Meteor. Instruments, pp. 136, 179-&#39;80.

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      Imp. Benito Cano Madrid. 1789. 4 vol.: (I) 4 hojas, XXII-646 pág. (II) 2 h., XXIIII-911 pág. y 2 láminas grabadas por Palomino (III) 2 h., XIV-534 pág. (IV) 2 h., 488 pág. Texto a dos columnas. Cada volumen ilustr. con una cabecera dibujada y grabada por Josef Ximeno. Enc. en pasta española, tejuelos, cortes pintados. En 1555 Gregorio López revisó y corrigió escrupulosamente los manuscritos y textos anteriores, pues el descuido de algunos copistas e impresores había ocasionado variantes de cierta importancia en el texo, que falseaban de alguna manera el espíritu legislador. Por eso la revisión de G. López fue considerada rápidamente el texto único auténtico y legal en la práctica del foro y fue objeto de numerosas reediciones.39,5X27.Ref 1.7 Biblioteca AD.. Encuadernación de tapa dura. Como Nuevo.

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        Oración Fúnebre Que En Las Honras Funerales Hechas Por El Real Gremio De Mareantes De La Ilustre Villa De Villanueva y Geltrú a La Cathólica Magestad De Don Carlos III. Rey De Las Españas. Oración Fúnebre De Carlos III Rey De Las Españas, Pronunciada .

      Josef Cid, Tortosa 1789 - . el día 16 de Febrero de 1789 en la Iglesia parroquial de S. Antonio en la insigne Villa de Villanueva, y Geltrú. Muy bella encuadernación, cantos dorados. 25 - 55pp. y 1 h. Ejemplar en muy buen estado, exceptuando un roto pequeñito en 1 hoja, en el margen inferior. Muy bella encuadernación de época en piel muy decorada con hierros. Cantos decorados. Cortes dorados. =Habiendo cotejado nuestro ejemplar con el del catálogo de la Biblioteca Nacional, podría ser que falta una lámina, aunque el ejemplar de la Biblioteca de Cataluña es como el nuestro. "Palau" cita la obra pero con 25 págs. menos que el que ofrecemos. No hemos encontrado más bibliografía. = Cita Pelfort: El Reynado de este gran monarca ha sido para Villanueva, el engrandecimiento de la población, el ornato de las calles y edificios, el adelantamiento del comercio, el ventajoso restablecimiento de la marina. El Reynado del gran Carlos III. ha abierto camino al comercio de la América. Size: 4º [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PRIESTLEY (Joseph) Objections to the Experiments and Observations Relating to the Principle of Acidity, the Composition of Water, and Phlogiston, Considered; With Farther Experiments and Observations on the Same Subject,

      - pp.7-20; WITH: Experiments on the Phlogistication of Spirit of Nitre, pp.139-150; WITH: Experiments on the Transmission of the Vapour of Acids through an Hot Earthen Tube, and Further Observations Relating to Phlogiston, pp.289-299. Presented within the complete volume of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol 79, Parts I and II (complete), for 1789 bound in one volume, comprising, vi, 333pp small quarto, with 4 engraved plates (all extending) and some tables, a very good copy, late 19thC morocco backed library cloth with a neat unlinked library name stamp on general title and foot of last leaves, London, Locker Davis and Peter Elmsly, printers to the Royal Society, 1789. * A FULL LIST OF CONTENTS OF THIS VOLUME SENT ON REQUEST. Other papers include: SMEATON (John) Description of an Improvement in the Application of the Quadrant of Altitude to a Celestial Globe, for the Resolution of Problems Dependant on Azimuth and Altitude, pp.1-6; BAILLIE (Matthew) An Account of a Particular Change of Structure in the Human Ovarium, pp.71-78: GARRISON-MORTON 6021: "Mathew Baillie's notable anatomico-pathological studies on dermoid cysts of the ovary." SAUNDERS (Robert) Some Account of the Vegetable and Mineral Productions of Boutan and Thibet. By Mr. Robert Saunders, Surgeon at Boglepoor in Bengal, pp.79-111; HERSCHEL (William) Catalogue of a Second Thousand of New Nebulae and Clusters of Stars; With a Few Introductory Remarks on the Construction of the Heavens, pp.212-255; NICHOLSON (William) Experiments and Observations on Electricity, pp.265-288.

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        The Guardian.

      London: Printed by J. Nichols; for Messrs. Rivington, Longman, White, Law, Johnson, Nichols, Dilly, Robinson, Cadell, R. Baldwin, Goldsmith, Otridge, Bew, Hayes, Wilkie, and Lowndes. 1789 - Two volumes; size of bindings: 5 1/2 inches x 8 7/8 in., title-page with an engraved scene for No. 17 (F. Hayman/C. Grignion), iv, 571 pp., including index (Numbers 1-82, March-June, 1713); title-page with (F. Hayman/C. Grignion) engraving to No. 167; 600 pp., including index (Numbers 83-175/176, June-October, 1713). Bound in sturdy, modern brown, leather-textured library cloth with titling gilt on the spines, brown paper endpapers with personal library stamps of Paul G. Bremer, St. Paul, Minnesota, on the front paste-down endpapers. The title-pages show slight, age-related tanning to margins, some light tanning, scattered brown spotting present. Nichols 1789 edition in 2 volumes. Weight: 4 1/2 lbs. Postage is extra on this item. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Observations Pittoresques sur différentes parties de l'Angleterre, particulièrement sur les montagnes et les lacs du Cumberland et du Westmoreland. Traduit de l'anglais sur la troisième édition, par M. Guedon de Berchere.

      Chez Defer de Maisonneuve 1789 - - Chez Defer de Maisonneuve, A Paris 1789, 2 Tomes en 2 Vol. in 8 (12X19,3cm), relié. - Edition originale française, très rare. Illustrée de 28 planches dont 2 contenant deux figures dans le Tome 2, 15 pour le tome I et 13 pour le tome II, ainsi qu'annoncé par la descriptions des figures en début d'ouvrage. La plupart de ces planches sont en aquatinte et on été dessinées par l'auteur. Quelques cartes. Un exemplaire à la BN de France, rien dans les catalogues français, ni anglais. La seconde édition française paraîtra en 1801. Pleine Basane Lie de vin Restauration. Dos lisse avec fers romantiques en long, uniformement insolés. Plats estampés d'une grande plaque romantique à froid. Mors fendus. Institution Chapusot frappé en queue. Frottements. Ce voyage en Angleterre est l'oeuvre du peintre William Gilpin (1724-1804), qui s'attache tout particulièrement à la description des paysages anglais en les comparant à d'autres contrées européennes. Selon Larousse, il fut le premier qui ait parcouru l'Angleterre en véritable artiste, et qui donna une description exacte des sites pittoresques du pays. A la fidélité du tableau, il joint la richesse de la couleur, qualités qui ne se rencontrent pas toujours dans ceux qui ont marché sur ses traces" (Larousse). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Observations on the River Wye. Bound With Three Essays:

      London: R Blamire, 1789 Two volumes bound as 1. In contemporary brown speckled full leather, a little bumped and worn at corners and edges. Spine has gilt tooling, title in gilt to red leather label, edges a little worn. Internally, newer endpapers, bookplate of Marshall Laird to fep with ink note, ink name to head of titlepage, (xvi), 152 pp, with 17 oval hand coloured aquatints by Jukes. Bound with Three Essays, 1st edition, [4], (viii), 88 pp with 6 hand coloured oblong plates and 1 line drawing (Three Essays: on Picturesque Beauty; on Picturesque Travel; and on Sketching. Followed by 5 pp listing the contents of the Poem. Followed by Landscape Painting, A Poem, (v), [2], 44 pp, (iii), explanation of the Prints, Errata and adverts) A lovely copy, the plates are clear and bright! There was another edition printed in 1794.Gilpin, William, writer on art and headmaster. See ODNB for a full Bio.ESTC T149236. ESTC T99007.

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      1789 - CULLEN, William. A TREATISE OF THE MATERIA MEDICA. Edinburgh: Charles Elliot, 1789. Large Quarto. 22 x 28cm. 2 volumes. Vol 1: 432p. Vol 2: 610p. Ex-library, with a few stamps and labels. Bound in full calf, old and worn. Upper board of Volume 1 detached, other joints quite weak. Written by the author in response to incorrect and incomplete pirated copies of his lectures that were being published and translated. Text is very good; binding as is. (Heirs of Hippocrates 906; Wellcome II, p 413).

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        An Abridgment of Portlock and Dixon&#39;s Voyage round the World, performed in 1785, 1786, 1787 and 1788

      London: Printed for John Stockdale ... and George Goulding. 1789. First. First edition of the abridged edition. 272pp., engraved frontispiece, large folding engraved map. Sympathetically rebacked with original marbled papercovered boards. Corners a little worn down, but a handsome, very good or better copy. Sabin 20365. .

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        A Review of the Principal Characters of the Irish House of Commons

      Printed for the Author, Dublin, Ireland 1789 - Half leather, marbleized boards. 214 pages plus 4 pages of index. Good condition half leather, leather spine and corners. corners bumped, edges worn but spine solid. Light age darkening, previous owner's bookplate (Charles Daly M.D.) but interior quite clean. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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