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        The Death of General Wolfe

      Klauber [1789], Germany - Image: 49.5 x 63 cm. Paper: 50 x 63.7 cm. circa 1789. Uncoloured engraving by Theod. Falckeysen after the painting by Benjamin West. This image depicts distraught Grenadiers standing and kneeling by the side of a fallen General Wolfe at the Plains of Abraham, Quebec. The on-going combat can be seen in the background. Uncommon engraving. 1/8" nick in top left paper edge. With very light soiling to top border. A good clean dark strike with plate mark. Overall condition is very good+., Signatures and inscriptions:Painted by B. West, / Historical Painter to His MAJESTY Recto, l.r.: Engraved by Theod. Falckeysen / To the King's most Excellent Majesty / This plate, THE DEATH OF GENERAL WOLFE, is with / His gracious Permission humbly dedicated by his Majesty's most dutiful Servant. / Theod. Falckeysen. / From the original Picture in the Collection of Lord Grosvenor. / Is sold in Basil at Theod. Falckeisen in Augsburg at brother Klauber.Falckeysen is not a well known engraver but obviously a skillfull Swiss engraver.

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books (IOBA)]
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        CLAROS VARONES DE CASTILLA, y letras de Fernando del Pulgar consejero, secretario y cronista de los Reyes Católicos Don Fernando y Doña Isabel

      Don Gerónimo Ortega e hijos de Ibarra, Madrid 1789 - 8º M. 8 h. 328 p. Encuadernación de época en pasta española, tejuelo. Cortes pintados. - Muy buen ejemplar. Error del editor [hoja 6]. Cita como 1ª Edc. la de Sevilla 1500, siendo la 1ª de Toledo (incunable de 1486) y de la cual no hay ejemplar en la B.N. [Rfs.: Palau nº 242120. CCPB485825-5] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Berrocal Libros Antiguos]
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        Poema supra di lu vinu si sia utili o dannusu a li viventi cantatu ntra l'Accademia di li Etnei pri lu Carnuvali di l'annu 1789. Da Giuseppi Leonardi Sicritariu di la stissa Accademia

      ntra li stampi di l'Accademia pressu Franciscu Pas, Catania 1789 - in 16° - pp.pp 304 + 1 carta ritratto - Mezza pelle con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso - 1 ritratto f.t. inciso dal catanese Antonio Zacco - Prima edizione - Fioriture, lievi tracce d'umido. Sporadici piccoli fori di tarlo che talvolta ledono il testo sempre leggibile. Per il resto buon esemplare - Rarissimo testo poetico in dialetto siciliano, prodotto da alcuni membri dell'Accademia degli Etnei di Catania, e dedicato al mecenate Vincenzo Paterno' Castello VI principe di Biscari, e figlio del fondatore dell'Accademia stessa, il naturalista Ignazio V deceduto nel 1787.Il componimento contenuto nella prima parte e' una Cicalata, cioe' una lezione o discorso in burla, in rima oppure in prosa, che si teneva nelle Accademie durante le feste, nel nostro caso durante il carnevale del 1789.La seconda e' una raccolta di "poesii" degli Accademici: un lungo "Ditirambu" di Domenico Tempio, un poemetto di Giuseppe Zuccareddu, una "Cantata" dell'abate Vitu Marletta, un "Capitulu" di Giuvanni Sardu, una "Terzina" di Vincenzu Gaghianu, una "Stanzini" di Camillu Reina", due "Sonettu" di Rusariu Pinnisi, un'elegia "Macaronica" di "Petri Russo et Marcellino", alcune "Stanze bernesce" di Gio. Francesco Paterno' e Nicolau Paterno', un sonetto conclusivo di Giuseppe Leonardi. - Libro usato Paleari - Henssler, I, pp. 428-429. Mira, I, p. 510 - Narbone p.165 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Traité sur la culture et les usages des pommes de terre, de la patate et du topinambour

      Paris, Barrois 1789 - In-8° demi-veau à petits coins en parchemin, dos lisse orné de filets dorés, pièce de titre en maroquin citron, 386 pp Vicaire, 657 ÉDITION ORIGINALE RARE ET RECHERCHEE DU PLUS IMPORTANT OUVRAGE DE PARMENTIER SUR LA POMME DE TERRE. Ex-libris armorié portant le chiffre FL. Note explicative manuscrite ancienne sur l'ex-libris et la famille Lainé. Léger manque et accroc au second plat, coiffe supérieure entamée, plats frottés, mais intérieur frais

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        AMS.

      N. p. o. d. - 8vo. 1 p. A beautiful poem in praise of God by the Italian poet Pellico (1789-1854), who was incarcerated for 10 years as a supporter of the Italian struggle for liberty. - Large holes and defects at the edges (occasionally touching the text).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The American Museum Magazine Considers Race and Slavery, Bound Together with Congressional Proceedings on the Bill of Rights

      1789 - Magazine. The American Museum, or Repository of Ancient and Modern Fugitive Pieces, &c. Volume VI, July to December, 1789. 492 pp., plus 46 pp. bound in, Proceedings of Congress, from the First Session of the First Congress, including the process of amending the U.S. Constitution by adding a Bill of Rights. Signed by previous owner, Connecticut Revolutionary War General Jedediah Huntington on free front endpaper. Dedicated in type to George Washington. Bound in contemporary calf, binding worn, small library label on spine, some staining on title page, several pages trimmed near end, with minor loss of text, primitive drawings of soldiers on back endpaper. Volume VI, covering the second half of 1789, spends considerable time discussing African Americans and slavery. Content includes:Twenty articles on African Americans including:William Stanhope Smith's "Essay of the Causes of the Variety of Complexion and Figure in the Human Species."Ben Franklin's "Address to the Public from the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, and the Relief of Free Negroes, unlawfully held in Bondage." [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Seth Kaller Inc.]
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        Versuch einer Logic fŸr Frauenzimmer.

      Hanover: Christian Ritscher, 1789. - This highly original work, for the young author states that no other work has been consulted, is the fruit of lessons in philosophy given by her father, and is published here that it might benefit women interested in the subject. It is divided into five sections: 1) of ideas or concepts; b) of symbolic knowledge; c) of judgments and theses; e) of conclusion and syllogisms. The whole is introduced by a preface detailing the use of logic and its place in philosophy, and concludes with some practical examples. Small octavo. 162 pp. Silhouette portrait vignette on title-page. Contemporary brown cloth over decorative boards, paper spine label with title in manuscript. Spine ends, edges of boards rubbed. Occasional light foxing. Former ownerÕs rubberstamp on front free endpaper and dedication page. A very good copy. First and only edition of a philosophical manual written by the fourteen-year old Baroness Philippine von Knigge (1775-1841). She was the daughter of Adolf von Knigge (1752-1796), author of several satirical novels and best known for †ber den Umgang mit Menschen (1788), Òa work of practical wisdom on the conduct of lifeÓ (Garland). In later years, Philippine von Knigge translated Richard Brinsley SheridanÕs life of Swift, together with her father (1795), and wrote by herself Lebensregeln aus den besten Šltern und neueren Schriftstellern (1799). All of her works are rare. OCLC locates ten copies worldwide, but only three in the English-speaking world: the Universities of Texas and Illinois, and Princeton. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson Books, A.B.A.A.]
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        Richerche istorico-critiche circa alle scoperte d'Amerigo Vespucci con l'aggiunta di una relazione del medesimo fin ora inedita

      Gaetano Cambiagi, Florence 1789 - First edition. Octavo. 182, [1]pp. Later plain papercovered boards, title handlettered on spine. Later neat gift inscription, and bookplate with small wax seal, both on front fly, spine toned, faint stain on front board, overall very good, internally slightly foxed, but otherwise fine. Includes the first printing of Vespucci's letter to the Medici about his third voyage. *Sabin 3800.* [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Relazione delle Pompe Funebri ordinate in Palermo da Ministri del Real Patrimonio.

      [1789], [Palermo] 1789 - 110 p., 5 láminas, 4 de ellas dobles y una, muy grande, plegada. Viñetas, capitulares y culs-de lamp grabados al cobre. Holandesa piel, lomo de época con hilos dorados, planos en papel de aguas moderno. Magnífica impresión sobre fuerte papel de hilo realizada con motivo de las Pompas Fúnebres tributadas al rey Carlos III en la ciudad siciliana de Palermo. Los grabados al cobre magníficos, de Giovanni Gramignani y Bartolomeo Pollini según dibujos originales de Salvadore Atinelli muestran la decoración de la iglesia para la ocasión. Falta una hoja de texto (pág. 9-10) Uno de los grabados, la gran lámina plegada, presenta restauración. Palau no lo cita Palau no lo cita

      [Bookseller: Delirium Books · Susana Bardón]
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        Continuación de las actas de la Real Academia de las Nobles Artes establecida en Valencia con el título de SAN CARLOS; y relación de los premios que distribuyó en 24 de julio de 1789

      - En Valencia: En la Oficina de D. Benito Monfort, Impresor de la Real Academia. Año 1789.- 2 h., 53 p.; en Folio; gran papel de hilo verjurado; cuidada impresión con un fino grabado al cobre el la portada diseñado por J. Camarón y grabado por M. Brú; Plena Piel Valenciana Epoca, con rueda dorada en tapas y cantos, lomera con filetes dorados.- MAGISTRAL EDICION DEL FAMOSO IMPRESOR VALENCIANO "BENITO MONFORT". EN IMPECABLE ESTADO, CON EL PAPEL BLANCO Y TERSO. Solamente la cabeza del lomo tiene un ligero deterioro, que ha sido restaurado. Tiene repetidas 2 hojas correspondientes a las páginas 33-34 y 35-36. MUY RARO. Libro en español [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Miguel Miranda, AILA ILAB]
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        The American Geography: A View of the Present Situation of the United States of America

      Elizabethtown: Shepard Kollock 1789 - Hardcover, 12mo, xii, 534 pp, 2 colored folding maps inside, ex-library Cumberland University w/stamp & bookplate on front pd, "For Reference - not to be taken from this room" sticker on back pd; rebacked w/one-half of the original label on the spine, orig. eps; Small tears on 1st map where it connects to the book, dampstain starting at front eps & going one third of the book, doesn't interfere w/text; brown leather, errata sheet in the back, small marginal notes on some pages, pages age tanned, esp. eps; Howes M840; TX residents will have state tax added to their bill. Cover: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shirley Dyess, Inc. dbaThe Dust Jacket]
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        LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW-YORK, COMPRISING THE CONSTITUTION, AND THE ACTS OF THE LEGISLATURE SINCE THE REVOLUTION.I-II, 1789

      New York, Printed by Hugh Gaine, 1789. - Two volumes. Large Folio. Contemporary full calf. Front cover of vol. 2. almost detached. Vol. 2 spotted to lower part of several pages. Some light wear and foxing, mainly in vol. 2. Overall vol. 1 is very good, vol. 2 is good.Contain the State Constitution and laws from the first to the twelfth session of the legislature. With substantial indexes and subscriber list. New York Laws.

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        Tableau de la Population de toutes les Provinces de France, et de la proportion, sous tous les rapports, des naissances, des morts & des mariages, depuis dix ans, d'après les registres de chaque Généralité, accompagné de notes et observations. Mémoire sur les Milices, leur création, leur vicissitude & leur état actuel. Examen de la question sur la prestation du service militaire en nature, ou sur sa Conversion en une imposition générale.

      - Paris, 1789. In-4, broché, couverture de parution (lég. défraîchie), 68 p., grand tableau dépliant. Edition originale de cet ouvrage pionnier dans l'histoire de la démographie et de la statistique moderne. Très grand "Tableau de la population et rapport des naissances, mariages et morts dans toutes les généralités du royaume" plié en fin. Sur cet ouvrage et son importance fondatrice cf. André Corvisier, 'Le chevalier Des Pommelles, arithméticien politique et militaire' in "Sur la population française au XVIIIe et au XIXe" (Hommage à Marcel Reinhard), Société de démographie historique, p. 161-179. (Goldsmiths, 13816. INED, 1396. Martin & Walter, 10541. Manque à Einaudi et à Kress). Très bon exemplaire, entièrement non rogné, imprimé sur papier fort, tel que paru. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie HATCHUEL]
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        A Voyage Round The World; But More Particularly To The North-West Coast Of America: Performed In 1785, 1786, 1787, And 1788, In The King George And Queen Charlotte, Captains Portlock And Dixon…

      London: Printed For John Stockdale & George Goulding, 1789., 1789. 4to. pp. xii, 384, xl. 1 large folding engraved general chart, 5 other folding engraved charts & plans, engraved frontis. portrait & 13 engraved plates. contemporary calf, rebacked (slight staining along folds of 2 maps & to top edge of 2 plates – supplied). First Edition. Nathaniel Portlock and William Dixon, both veterans of Captain Cook’s third voyage to the Pacific in 1776-80, were engaged in 1785 by the King George’s Sound Company, to investigate reports of the lucrative fur trade on the northwest American coast and establish a trade on their behalf. Their major accomplishment, however, was the more detailed exploration and mapping of the coast and improving of Cook’s charts of the region. On the voyage out, visits were made to the Falkland and Hawaiian Islands. The two ships later separated and sailed independently for a major part of the expedition, Portlock exploring northward up along the Alaskan coast, Dixon proceeding south to Nootka Sound, and discovering Queen Charlotte Island, Port Mulgrave and Norfolk Bay. Both Dixon and Portlock published accounts of the voyage, but Portlock’s, as Hill points out, is of particular interest and value for his vivid descriptions of encounters with the Russians and American Indians. Several Indian vocabularies are also included. The maps and plans comprise a chart of the North West Coast of America, and sketches of Graham’s Harbour and Coal Bay, McLeod’s Harbour, Part of the West Side of Montague Island, Port Etches and Brooks Harbour, and Portlock’s and Gopulding’s Harbours. Bell P 365. Cowan p. 181. Field 1231. Gagnon I 2786. Hill p. 239. Howes P-497. JCB II 3316. Lada-Mocarski 42. Lande 1393. Sabin 64389. Smith 8304. Strathern & Edwards 450. Streeter VI 3485. TPL 599. Wagner, Cartography, I pp. 207, 213; Maps 738-743.\. 1st Edition.

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        A Voyage Round the World; But More Particularly to the North-West Coast of America: Performed in 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788, in the King George and Queen Charlotte, Captains Portlock and Dixon

      London: Printed for John Stockdale - and George Goulding, [1789]. First edition. 4to. Embellished with Twenty Copper Plates (including 6 folding maps). xii, 384, xl pp. Contemporary calf (scuffed), rebacked, endpapers renewed. Lower right corner of title-leaf missing, with loss of several letters from imprint, small library stamp on title, portrait backed, lower corner missing with loss to imprint and caption, folding map with tape-repairs on verso. Some offsetting from plates, some spotting and soiling to text. Sound copy of a scarce book. Cox II: 27; Howes, US-iana, P487; Sabin 64389; Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography; Smith, Pacific Northwest Americana 8304; Wagner, The Cartography of the Northwest Coast of America, vol. I, pp. 207 & 213; James Ford Bell Library Catalogue P365. Field 1231; National Maritime Museum 141; Hill Volume One, p. 239; Streeter Sale VI, 3485; Lada-Mocarski 42; Wood p. 523 . "The principal account of the first commercial voyage to the Northwest Coast and the first English voyage to visit Hawaii after that of Captain James Cook..." Forbes

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        An Abridgment of Portlock and Dixon's Voyage round the World, performed in 1785, 1786, 1787 and 1788

      Printed for John Stockdale . and George Goulding, London 1789 - 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.* [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        An Abridgment of Portlock and Dixon's Voyage Round the World, performed in 1785, 1786, 1787 and 1788

      Printed John Stockdale and George Goulding., London 1789 - First edition thus. 8vo.[5] 272pp., [light spotting]. engraved frontispiece, Tyaana, an Indian Prince, large folding engraved map, Chart of the North West Coast of America with the tracks of the King George and Queen Charlotte in 1786 & 1787. Contemporary calf, leather title label, spine gilt ruled into six compartments. Excellent copy. Sabin 20365 [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: HALEWOOD AND SONS ABA ILAB. est.1867]
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        PETIT (LE) TRÉSOR DES ARTISTES ET DES AMATEURS DES ARTS, ou le guide sûr et infaillible des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, Graveurs, Architectes, Décorateurs, etc., dans le choix des sujets allégoriques ou emblematiques qu’ils ont à employer dans leurs compositions.

      Imp. P. Catineau et Rat. Paris, 1789 - . 16,5 cm. 3 vol.: (I) 1 h., X-135 pág., 2 h. (II) 2 h., 139 pág. (III) 2 h., 131 pág. Ilustr. con más de 400 grabados, en el texto. Tres vol. enc. en media piel chagrin reciente, nervios. Con las barbas. * Diccionario de alegorías con grabados y descripciones, para el artista de finales del siglo XVIII. Alegoria. Art del segle XVIII. França. Història i teoria de l'art Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 francés

      [Bookseller: Libreria anticuaria Farré]
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        An Abridgment of Portlock and Dixon'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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        Vita di M. Jacopo Sansovino scultore e architetto della repubblica di Venezia Seconda edizione.

      Zatta,, In Venezia, 1789 - Pp. 36. Vignetta incisa in rame al frontespizio. Unito a: TEMANZA TOMMASO. Vita di Jacopo Sansovino fiorentino. Scultore ed architetto chiarissimo In Venezia, per Giacomo Storti, 1752. Pp. (10) 59 (1). Fregio al frontespizio. Privo del ritratto. Due opere in un volume di cm. 28, legatura recente in cart. marnorizzato. Ottima conservazione, il solo frontespizio del secondo volume con qualche macchietta. La prima opera fu stampata in soli 250 esemplari.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Guide;

      One Of The Rarest 18th Century Books Showcasing Furniture DesignHEPPLEWHITE, Alice. The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Guide; Or, Repository of Designs for Every Article of Household Furniture, in the Newest and Approved Taste... London: Published by I. and J. Taylor, 1789.Second edition. Folio (13 3/4 x 9 3/16 inches; 351 x 232 mm.). [i]-iv, [2, index], [1]-24, [2, publisher's ads] pp. 127 engraved plates on 126 sheets (numbered 1-125, with 9[*], 78*, and the final double-page plate numbered 124 and 125).Beautifully bound in modern navy blue straight-grain morocco. Boards and spines heavily tooled and embelished in gilt. Boards with circular corner devices along edges and urn-shaped inner corner devices. Spine lettered and stamped in gilt. Gilt dentelles. Marbled endpapers. A bit of intermittent spotting and some slight offsetting from plates. Plate number 91 with a two inch closed tear to the upper margin, not affecting engraving. A beautiful copy.This is perhaps the most rare of the three principle eighteenth-century pattern books (Chippendale and Sheraton being better known). This showcase of furniture design was published after Hepplewhite's death by his wife, Alice, who continued the furniture business as A. Hepplewhite & Co. In addition to numerous furniture patterns for everything from urn stands to beds, the book also includes a double-page plate captioned "Plan of a Room, showing the proper distribution of the furniture."Berlin Catalogue 1233. Brunet III.105.HBS 64830.$7,500

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        Voces del pastor en el retiro. Dispertador, y exercicios spirituales, para vivir y morir bien con la asistencia del glorioso Patriarca San Joseph ?.

      Buenos Aires, Real Imprenta de los Niños Expositos, 1789. - (1 l.), 275, (3) pp. 4°, later stiff vellum. Some marginal soiling at front, faint dampstains, less than faint in lower blank margins of final 3 leaves. Overall in very good condition. ---- FIRST EDITION, second issue, with the layout of the title slightly different from that of the first issue; see Furlong, who suggests that the second issue was either printed in the same year or in the following one, without a change of date on the title-page. @Voces del pastor was enormously popular, with at least nine editions appearing by the mid-nineteenth century. Its subject is dying: salvation, redemption, receiving the last rites, God's judgment, and heaven and hell.San Alberto (1727-1804), a Discalced Carmelite born in the Aragonese town of Fresno, was appointed Bishop of Córdoba de Tucumán in 1778, and Bishop of La Plata in 1786. He was one of the outstanding prelates of the late colonial period in Latin America, known for his learning and for his charity to the poor.---- Palau 289516: giving an incomplete collation. Medina, @Buenos Aires 116. Furlong 337. Sabin 75981. NUC: CtY, RPJCB. OCLC: 829292636 (an ebook: Biblioteca Nacional de España); 83438157 (Houghton Library, University of Notre Dame, University of Texas Libraries, British Library, Biblioteca Nacional de España, Universitat Rovira i Virgili-Tarragona, Biblioteca Nacional de Chile, National Library of Israel); 48048471 (Yale University Library). CCPBE locates seven copies in Spanish Libraries, pointing out that the copy in the Biblioteca Nacional de España lacks pp. 271-6. Rebiun repeats Universitat Rovira i Virgili only. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Polygonométrie ou de la mesure des figures rectilignes. Et Abrégé d'isopérimétrie élémentaire ou de la dépendance mutuelle des grandeurs et des limites des figures.

      - Genève, Aux dépens de l'auteur, chez Barde, Manget & compagnie [et] Paris, Buisson, 1789. In-4, broché, couverture de parution, iv, 124 p., qqs rouss., 2 planches dépliantes in fine. Edition originale de cet ouvrage composé par le mathématicien et philosophe genevois, Simon Antoine Jean Lhuilier, élève en philosophie de Georges-Louis Lesage et en mathématique de Louis Bertrand auquel il succéda comme professeur à l'Académie de Genève. (Sotheran's Bibliotheca Chemico-Mathematica, 2605. Brunet, 3558. D.S.B., VIII, p. 305). Bon exemplaire, imprimé sur papier fort azuré, non rogné. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        La Música. Poema, por Tomás de Yriarte.

      Madrid, Imprenta Real, 1789 - -15 x 22,5 cm.- , 1 lám. (frontispicio) + 10 hs. + 126 págs. + XL. Ilustrado con 6 finas láminas dibujadas por Ferro y grabadas por Carmona, Ballester y Selma. Enc. en plena piel, tafilete rojo. (Bien impreso sobre grueso papel. Ejemplar muy limpio.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LA MUSICA POEMA

      - La música poema por Tercera edición .- Madrid, Imprenta real, 1789; en 4º menor piel de la época (restauración en esquina de tapa posterior), 10 hojas, 126 - XL páginas y 6 láminas. Palau nº 121150 . Las láminas bastante limpias son obra de G. Ferro y grabadas por Carmona, Ballester y Selma. Alguna manchita de óxido en papel.

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        Bibliotheca Americana; or, a chronological catalogue of the most curious and interesting books, pamphlets, state papers, &c. upon the subject of North and South America, from the earliest period to the present, in print and manuscript ... with an introductory discourse on the present state of literature in those countries

      London: printed for J. Debrett, J. Sewell, R. Baldwin & J. Bew and E. Harlowe, 1789. Quarto. Expertly bound to style in half calf over contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, spine gilt in compartments, red morocco lettering piece Provenance: New Jersey College Library (early ink stamp to upper margin of title). First edition of this important work on early printed and manuscript Americana, with a valuable introductory essay This anonymous work has in the past been ascribed variously to "[Alexander] Dalrymple, Homer, Long, and Reid" (Church), but is now known to have been written by the miscellaneous writer Leman Thomas Rede, a student of the Middle Temple (cf. Stuart C. Sherman The William and Mary Quarterly , 3rd Ser., Vol. 4, No. 3 (Jul., 1947), pp. 332-349). According to the title Rede compiled the work from the holdings of the British Museum "and the most celebrated public and private libraries, reviews, catalogues, &c.". It is of particular value as it includes manuscript material in addition to printed works, and also for the 17pp. "Introductory Discourse on the State of Literature in North and South America," which includes musings on the benefits of freedom of the press to the development of "Genius," as well as interesting details of bookselling in the United States. The demand was for small format works on practical matters; imported books were generally cheaper than home-produced editions (even with the hefty premiums that booksellers were able to place on the imports) because of the cost of materials and printers' wages. Church 1235; Sabin 5198. (10 x 8 inches). (Expert repairs to title page, some spotting).

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        Resultado De Las Experiencias Hechas Sobre El Alcanfor De Murcia.

      Antonio Espinosa, Segovia 1789 - Portada - 80pp. y 1 h. Perfecto ejemplar encuadernado en el siglo XX a media piel y tela. Lomera con nervios , florones y un tejuelo. =Joseph Louis Proust (Angers, 1754 - 1826) fue un farmacéutico y químico francés y uno de los fundadores de la química moderna. Desarrolló la mayor parte de su carrera en España. ==En la primera parte de esta memoria Proust ofrece una detallada exposición del análisis experimental a que fueron sometidas diferentes esencias de aceites de plantas aromáticas murcianas, lavanda, mejorana, salvia y romero, para obtener alcanfor, y las cantidades necesarias de cada una de ellas. Expresa también los beneficios que derivan de su explotación con fines industriales. En la segunda parte, el autor, ofrece una reseña histórica del alcanfor, y finaliza con una interesante exposición sobre los principios y la naturaleza de los aceites de esencias aromáticas. Size: 8ºmayor [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dissertatio de Fractura Patellae et Olecrani, Figuris illustrata [vignet]

      Hagea Comitum ('s-Gravenhage),: Apud Isaacum van Cleef,, 1789.. [iv], 75, [i, blank] pp. 4to (21 x 25,5 cm.). Bound in early (German?)19th century boards, red spickled edges (sides rubbed). With two very fine folded plates (22 x37,5 & 21,5 x 40,5 cm.) by Pieter Hendrik Jonix after the drawings by Petrus Camper. ¶ Rare. A nice clean copy with ample margins. Probably the FIRST of a series of Camper's posthumously published works by the latter's son, Adriaan Gilles Camper (1759-1820). A the same time it is Camper's "opus ultimum". The first part of this work is a revised edition (with a new illustration) of Jacobus Koole' "Dissertatio de patellae fractura, praes. P. Camper" (Franeker, 1754). despite Koole's name on the title-page, this work was entirely written by Camper (c.f. the preface by Gilles Camper). The second work appears to be one of his last works. The drawing for this paper was finished at 21 February 1789, just a few weeks before his dead (7 April 1789). Garrison & Morton 4409; Visser, "Camper" (1985), p. 178.

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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 Brandenburg, Anspach, and Bareith. Written in the Year M DCC LXXXVI (1786). The Second Edition.

      Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, Pater-Noster-Row, London 1789 - RARE second edition of the travelogue of the black sea region by famous 18th-century playwright and traveler Lady Elizabeth Craven (née Berkeley) (1750-1828), Princess Berkeley (often styled "Margravine of Brandenburg-Ansbach"), an author, playwright, traveller, and socialite, best known for her travelogues. Includes three engraved plates, one fold-out. 200x265mm. 327 pages. Quarter-cloth rebound marbled Hardcover. Gilt lettering on spine. Frontispiece map and engraved plates numbered I and II missing. Cover and spine worn and stained. Cover corners and spine edges bumped. Spine has small tear on front hinge, several worm marks and residue from removed library tag. Front whitepage, title page and first page coming loose from binding. Small red ink underline on title page. Ex-library copy with small stamp on title page and first page. Few worm-marks extending from rear cover well into the book - one reaches the front cover. Worm-mark on fold-out plate edge near binding. Pages yellowing, mildly age-stained and wavy. [SUMMARY]: This extremely rare book has suffered unfortunate damage due to negligent library care, but is still in good condition for its age, and remains quite readable. We have reduced the book's price significantly due to to the above mentioned damage. The book is in : English [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An account of the Pelew Islands, situated in the western part of the Pacific Ocean, composed from the journals and communications of Captain Henry Wilson, and some of his officers, who, in august 1783, were there shipwrecked, in the Antelope, a packet belonging to the Honourable East India Company. Third edition.

      - London, G. Nicol, 1789.4to. Contemporary tree calf, spine richly gilt with red morocco title-label. With folding engraved chart (with small tear) and 16 engraved portraits and plates (some foxing). XXVIII,378 pp.* First edition published in London in 1788. - In 1783 the East India Packet Antelope under command of Henry Wilson, ran onto a reef near one of the Palau Islands, a previously unexplored group, and was wrecked. The crew reached shore and were well treated by the natives. From the wreck they built a small boat which they managed to get to Macao, taking with them Prince Lee Boo, the son of king Abba Thule. Lee Boo soon died of smallpox in England. Captain Wilson allowed Keate (1729-97) to write a faithful account of the events from Wilson's journals and communications. This account did much to reinforce the idea of the noble savage and it is one of the most popular 18th century books on the Pacific and also the main source of early knowledge of the Palau Islands, the most western group of the Caroline archipelago. Includes a vocabulary of the Pelew language. - A fine copy.Hill 907; Huntress 107C. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Account of the Pelew Islands Situated in the Western Part of the Pacific Ocean Composed from the Journals and Communications of Captain Henry Wilson and Some of His Officers Who in August 1783 Were There Shipwrecked in the Antelope, a Packet Belonging

      London: Printed for John Wilson , 1789 xxx+408 pages with frontispiece, one additional plate and vocabulary of the Pelew language. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/4") Original 3/4 leather with marbled boards and gilt lettering and red label to spine. (Hill 907 & 816) Fourth edition.In 1783, the East India Company packet, the Antelope out of Macao was shipwrecked on the Pelew islands (now Pelau or Belau in the western Carolines, in Micronesia). All the crew were saved and were the first Europeans to make contact with these islanders. They were lucky in that there was a Malay there, shipwrecked the year before, who was able to act as interpreter. Captain Henry Wilson and his crew developed unusually amicable relations with the Palauan inhabitants and participated in expeditions against their enemies. They were able to recover a great deal from the wreck and to build a new vessel, with which they sailed to Macau after a stay of just over three months. They took with them Lee Boo, who became a figure of fashionable interest in London. Using extensive interviews with Captain Wilson and other participants, including Lee Boo, George Keate wrote "An Account of the Pelew Islands". This work is distinctive in its account of the encounter between two cultures, for its anthropologically-minded account of Palauan culture and society, and as one of the fullest 18th-century accounts of a Pacific society. Condition:Large folding map in need of repair but complete. Corners bumped, edge wear, spine rubbed, light worming to back cover, book plate on front paste down, previous owner's name on title in neat inscription dated 1802, some shelf wear, else a good to very good copy.

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        A New Family-Prayer Book Containing The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments; with the Rites and Ceremonies of the Church of England; Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David; The Companion to the Altar and New Version of Psalms. Elucidated with the Explanatory Notes and Observations, of an Entire New Plan, by James Cookson, A.M

      Winchester: Printed by J. Wilkes. 1789. Third edition. Small quarto. Engraved plates. Bound in full contemporary crimson morocco, the boards elaborately decorated in gilt, flat spine titled in gilt, and with bands of gilt decorated in interlaced ribbon pattern, the compartments decorated with oval devices, all edges gilt. Corners lightly bumped, and the joints a little rubbed, a near fine copy in a lovely fine binding. .

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        An Account of the Present State of the Prisons, Houses of Correction, and Hospitals in London and Westminster. Taken from a late Publication of John Howard, Esq. F.R.S. by Permission of the Author. To which is prefixed an Introduction [-]

      London: Printed by Order of the Society lately instituted for giving Effect to his Majesty's Proclamations against Vice and Immorality. Undated, ca. 1789. - [the title continues]: (Stating The Acts lately passed for improving the Prisons in this kingdom. The good Effects which have resulted from those Acts, where they have been carried into Execution. The Abuses which still continue where they have been neglected and the means by which those Abuses may be most effectually be corrected.) Size of the binding: 5 1/8 inches x 8 1/8 in., halftitle: London and Westminster, with June, 1789 printed notice on reverse; printed letter (June 12th, 1789) by the Duke of Montagu, with erratum on the reverse; undated title-page, with notice regarding Howard's 1784 work on the reverse; introduction. xviii, blank leaf; abstract of Howard's Account: pp. [1]-39. Halftitle: Home Circuit, with 1789 notice & printed letter, with errata on reverse of letter; introduction. xvi, abstract for the Home Circuit: pp. [1]-19. Halftitle for the Norfolk Circuit, with 1789 notice on the reverse; abstract for the Norfolk Circuit: pp. [1]-34 pp., blank leaf. Halftitle for the Midland Circuit, with 1789 notice on reverse, abstract for the Midland Circuit: pp. [1]-23. Halftitle for the Oxford Circuit, with 1789 notice on the reverse, abstract for the Oxford Circuit: pp. [1]-44. Halftitle for the Western Circuit, with 1789 notice on the reverse, abstract for the Western Circuit: pp. [1]-43 pp. Halftitle for the Northern Circuit, with 1789 notice on the reverse, abstract for the Northern Circuit: pp. [1]-58, blank leaf. Halftitle for the Chester, North and South Wales Circuits, with 1789 notice on reverse, abstract for the Chester & North & South Wales Circuits: pp. [1]-28. Abstract from the Acts of the 14th and 24th Geo. III. For preserving the Health of Prisoners in Gaol, and preventing Gaol Distemper; and for enabling the Justices of Peace to build and repair Gaols in their respective Counties: pp. [1]-7. Typographic ornaments are present. Full, old calf, with a maroon morocco leather title label on the spine with gilt titling and decorations. The spine ends and cover corners, edges show light wear, cracking to hinges, a semi-circular damp stain is present in the middle fore-edge/front margin of about one half of the text pages. Various parts showing results of visits in the 1787-88 period to prisons mentioned by prison reformer, John Howard (1726-90). A rare book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tableaux de la Revolution francoise - ou - Collection de quarante-huit gravures, representant les evenements principaux qui ont eu lieu en France depuis la transformation des etats-generaux en assemblee nationale, le 20 juin 1789

      - Grande reliure muette reunissant 23 des 24 livraisons, prevues mensuellement a partir du 15 juin 1791. Chaque livraison contient 2 gravures et huit pages d'histoire explicative. Il manque la dernière livraison qui aurait du avoir lieu en mai 1793 pendant les journees d'emeute qui ont vu la chute des girondins (elle n'a pas ete reliee avec les autres). L'enveloppe de la premiere livraison a ete conservee et sert de page de titre, le prix qui y figure (en livres et sous) prouve qu'il s'agit bien de l'edition de 1791. Format 30x50 cm. Quelques mouillures mais ensemble tres correct.Bon etat. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Spectator

      London: Printed for H. Hughs 1789 - Eight volumes (complete), 8vo., contemporary half calf with leather labels lettered in gilt, ornate gilt spine designs, raised bands, marbled boards, edges tinted red. Octavo edition, with title page engravings. A superior set, with lightly rubbed extremities. Shipping extra [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage Round the World; but more particularly to the North-West Coast of America: performed in 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788, in the King George and Queen Charlotte, Captains Portlock and Dixon.

      London: John Stockdale and George Goulding, 1789 - Quarto (284 × 222 mm). Contemporary calf-backed sprinkled boards, leather tips, red morocco label. Just a little rubbed on the boards, lightly toned, some off-set from the plates, but overall a very good, clean copy. With engraved portrait frontispiece of Portlock by Mazell after Dodd, large folding map of northwest America, 5 folding charts, 5 plates of birds, 5 plates of views, 2 plates of artefacts from the Sandwich Islands, portrait of Tyaana (an Atoui chieftain). Large folding map torn at folds (without loss), some foxing, some offsetting from plates to text, one or two repairs to paper. Armorial bookplate of Charles de Constant Rebecque to the front pastedown. An excellent provenance: cousin of the political philosopher Benjamin Constant, Rebecque was known as the "le Chinois" because of his extensive travels in the Far East. After a successful mercantile career he became a member of the Representative Council of Geneva, later settling in London. First edition of Portlock's interesting circumnavigation, the principal, and successful, object of which was the opening of the fur trade in northwest America. Expedition leader Portlock sailed with Captain Dixon as co-commander; their two ships sailed part of the way independently. Though often confused, the published accounts of the two captains are also independent of each other: "the present account is also important for the supplementary details added to the geographical explorations of Captain Cook. Portlock's vivid encounters with the American Indians and the Russians serve to broaden the perspective provided by the William Beresford/George Dixon account" (Hill). Portlock appends some native vocabularies to his account of the American Indians. Portlock also discovered Portlock's Harbour, visited Hawaii three times, gave a good account of the Bengal vessel of Captain John Meares, and sailed home by way of Macao and St Helena. Two years later he served as commander of the second vessel of the second breadfruit voyage of Captain Bligh. Hill 1376; Howgego P141; NMM catalogue, Voyages & Travel, 141; Sabin 64389. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Ode aux Bougres

      NP (1789). 8pp - NP (1789). 8pp. A quite rare evolutionary pamphlet which violently lambasts "sodomites". The writer frames his assault on the "execrable, unworthy race" of bardaches as a "Hymn au Con." ("bardache" was a word implying a male prostitute or catamite.) A number of such pamphlets appeared during this period, including Les Enfants de Sodome à l'Assemblée nationale, which appeared the following year. These vitriolic works were often used as political tools to discredit former elites and to make them appear depraved. See Merrick, Homosexuality in Modern France. Pastorello, La sodomie masculine dans les pamphlets révolutionnaires. Pia Enfer, 1004; Gay-Lemmonyer III, 444.Very good in 1/4 morocco binding, marbled boards and endpapers, light wear to edges. Quite rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Neue Szenen in Paris und Versailles. 3 Tle. in 1 Band. Leipzig, Gräff 1792-93. 8°. IV, 176 S.; 184 S.; 167 S., mit 3 gest. Frontispiz u. 1 (mehrf. gef.) Notentafel, Pbd. d. Zt. mit Rtit.

      - Goedeke V, 511, 11, 13b - Rümann 1200 - Hayn-Got. VI, 103: ? selten cplt. vorkommende Bde. enth. stellenweise etwas freie romanhafte Begebenheiten in dramatischer Form.? - Forsetzung der 1789-91 erschienenen, fünfbändigen Reihe ?Szenen in Paris?.- C. A. Vulpius (1762 - 1827), der Schwager Goethes, war Bibliothekar u. Theaterdichter in Weimar.- Die Kupferstiche gest. v. Müller n. Schubert.- Innendeckel mit Exlibris, etw. gebräunt u. braunfleckig, Ebd. etw. berieben.

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        Extrait des Procès-verbaux de l'Assemblée des Représentans de la Commune de Paris. Du jeudi 6 août 1789. Détails relatifs au Bateau chargé de Poudre, arrêté au Port-S.-Paul, le 6 août 1789.

      - [Paris], Imprimerie Lottin, 1789. In-8, demi-chagrin à long grain rouge à la Bradel, dos orné de petits fleurons et roulettes dorés, titre en long (rel. moderne), 23 p. Edition originale de cette relation de l'affaire dite du 'Bateau chargé de poudre'. En pleine effervescence révolutionnaire, la population parisienne, qui craignait une trahison, se souleva pour empêcher un chargement de poudre de quitter Paris par bateau et s'en empara au Port Saint-Paul sur la Seine. Accusé d'avoir eu le projet d'expédier la poudre aux armées contre-révolutionnaires, Lavoisier faillit être lynché par la foule et dut se justifier devant les représentants de la Commune de Paris. (Duveen & Klickstein, 302). Bon exemplaire, très bien relié. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        AMINTA, favola boschereccia ora per la prima volta alla sua vera lezione ridotta, Parma, Crisopoli, co' caratteri bodoniani, 1789

      - in folio antico (mm. 312 x 230) legatura cartonata moderna recente stile bodoniana, pp. 14 (due riporodotte), dedicatoria del Bodoni "a' benevoli", 142. Ritratto in ovale del Tasso inciso al centro del frontespizio e dedicatoria incisa su rame del Bodoni ad Anna Malaspina della Bastia, dama dell'insigne ordine della crociera. Una testatina istoriata incisa su rame dal Lucatelli con lo stemma della dedicatoria. Questa è l'altra edizione stampata nel 1792 pur portando sul frontespizio la data del 1789.(Brooks pos. 380.si distingue dalla edizione precedente perchè alla pagina 38, riga 14 le parole sono "novi lini" anziche novi lumi.) Comunque considerata "une des plus belles éditions de Bodoni"

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        Moses Mendelssohns: Kleine Philosophische Schriften / Mit einer Skizze seines lebens uns Charakters, von D. Jenisch; [Hrsg. prólogo por J. Georg Muchler]

      - Berlin: bei Friedrich Vieweg, dem álteren, 1789.- 3 h., 250 p.; 8º (17 cm.); buena impresión en letra gótica sobre excelente papel verjurado; Plena Piel valenciana en tonos marrones, lomera dorada con filetes y bandas sobre los nervios, estuche.- Salvo una pequeña marca de humedad en el margen superior de unas 8 hojas, que no toca texto; puede considerarse el estado del libro como muy bueno. Buch auf deutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq

      Edinburgh: Printed by James Donaldson, 1789 - Signed by Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863) of A Visit from St. Nicholas (more commonly known today as Twas the Night Before Christmas) and dated in pencil on the ffep in Volume 6 (MOORE, CLEMENT CLARKE) 6 vols., 12mo. Frontispiece portrait & plates. Bound in handsome contemporary brown tree calf, gilt spine, spines rubbed, lacking one label, joints cracked, foxed [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Richerche istorico-critiche circa alle scoperte d'Amerigo Vespucci con l'aggiunta di una relazione del medesimo fin ora inedita

      Florence: Gaetano Cambiagi. 1789. First. First edition. Octavo. 182, [1]pp. Later plain papercovered boards, title handlettered on spine. Later neat gift inscription, and bookplate with small wax seal, both on front fly, spine toned, faint stain on front board, overall very good, internally slightly foxed, but otherwise fine. Includes the first printing of Vespucci's letter to the Medici about his third voyage. Sabin 3800. .

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        Nouveau Voyage en Espagne, ou tableau de l'état actuel de cette monarchie ; contenant les détails les plus récents sur la Constitution politique, les Tribunaux, l'Inquisition, les forces de terre & de mer, le Commerce & les Manufactures, principalement c

      Regnault -CL.Simon, Paris 1789 - Encuadernacvión en plena piel época marbreada, cortes con aguas, guardas con aguas , tejuelos, florones , hilos dorados en cubiertas.Esta primera edición se publicó anónima, a un resto de la edición se le cambió la portada con fecha 1789. Palau 34055.grabados y mapas de Tardieu TOMO 1- mapa coloreado de España (238 x 284 mm), iv pgs, grabados desplegables de : Pasaje de Bidasoa, Alcazar de Segovia, acueducto de Segovia, palacio Sant ildefonso, Escorial , Mapa de Madrid (230 x 338 mm), estatuas del Retiro +368 pgs 1 hoja. TOMO 2-1hoja 382 pgs TOMO3- 402 1 hoja Grabado desplegable de : Vista de Aranjuez, Catedral y giralda de Sevilla,vista de Gibraltar, Mapa de la bahía de Cadíz .Obra completa con todos sus grabados. 20x13 Cm [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nouvel essai sur le jeu des échecs avec des reflexions militaires relatives à ce Jeu

      Aux depens de L'auteur, The Hague - viii+x+254 pages with illustrations. Octavo (8 1/2" x 5 1/4") bound half leather with marbled boards and gilt lettering to spine. This first edition was not for sale and intended for subscribers only, of which an interesting list is added with 196 names. The princes themselves subscribed for 24 copies. With some copies for the author about 250 copies would have been printed. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 547) First edition. Elias Stein was a Dutch chess master, born in Lorraine into a Jewish family, he settled in The Hague. There he became the royal court's player. He explicitly related the experience of playing chess to military strategic ability. He was teacher of the princes of Orange to whom the book is dedicated in print, among them the later King William I. He recommended the Dutch Defence as the best reply to 1.d4 in his book Nouvel essai sur le jeu des échecs, avec des réflexions militaires relatives à ce jeu (1789), later published in Dutch (1834). His biography was written by F.W. von Mauvillon in a book Anweisung zur Erlernung des Schachspiels. Condition: Wear to boards, corners bumped and rubbed, spine ends rubbed with some chips, slight crack at front head hinge, previous owner's label to front pasted down else a good copy of a scarce item. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nouveau voyage en Espagne, ou tableau de l'etat actuel de cette monarchie.

      Chez Regnault 1789 - - Chez Regnault, A Paris 1789, 3 tomes en 3 Vol. in 8 (12x20cm), (4) iv 368pp. (1) et (4) 382pp (4) et (4) 402pp. (2), relié. - Second tirage de l'édition originale avec titre de relais, illustrée de 3 cartes dépliantes (Espagne, Madrid et baie de Cadix) dont la carte d'Espagne coloriée, et de 9 planches dont 7 dépliantes. Demi Basane brune d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné de filets gras. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en veau fauve. Coiffe du tome I en partie élimée, arrachée au tome 2, un manque au tome 3 queue des tome I et 2 en partie arrachées. Mors inférieur du tome 2 ouvert en queue. mors supérieur du tome 3 fendu en queue. Ensemble très frotté. Bordure du tome I rognée et des autres tomes émoussées. 3 planches portant des déchirures. Mouillure en début du tome II. L'intérêt de ce voyage est de s'occuper de l'Espagne contemporaine à la fin du XVIIIe. Il a été écrit par un témoin direct, l'ambassadeur de France à Madrid, le baron Jean François de Bourgoing. A partir de 1782, il choisit de visiter l'Espagne pour en établir un tableau véritable. Il en présente tous les aspects, économie, commerce, institutions, cuisine. (4) iv 368pp. (1) et (4) 382pp (4) et (4) 402pp. (2) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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