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        Klavierschule, oder Anweisung zum Klavierspielen fur Lehrer und Lernende, mit kritischen Anmerkungen

      Leipzig und Hale Schwickert... Hemmerde & Schwetschke 1789. Small quarto. 19th century marbled boards with dark red leather title label gilt to spine; upper edge coloured red. 1f. (title), 1f. (dedication), 2ff. (preface), [1]-32 (introduction), [33]-408, [xii] (index), 15 (musical examples), [i] (blank) pp. With musical examples throughout, including from works by J.S. Bach. W.F. Bach and C.P.E. Bach. With signature of Vilhelm Laub, 1874 to title; manuscript correction to p. 285. Binding slightly worn, rubbed and bumped with minor paper loss to hinges; endpapers lacking. Uniform light browning; light to moderate foxing; minor staining to inner margins of first ca. 30ff.; 4 leaves of closely-written text in a late 19th-early 20th century hand tipped-in between pp. 68-69 excepted from Winterfeld: Die evangelische Kirchengesang und sein Verhältniss zur Kunst des Tonsatzes, Leipzig, 1843; annotations in pencil to margin of p. 95 and occasionally throughout; profesisonal paper repairs to pp. 187-190 and 229-230. A good copy, wide-margined copy overall.. First Edition. Gregory-Bartlett I p. 275. Hirsch I 585 (lacking the 15 pages of musical examples). RISM BVI p. 846. Damschroder & Williams p. 361. "Daniel Gottlob Turk's Klavierschule (1789) was, for late eighteenth- century readers, an unsurpassed source of practical wisdom concerning the art of playing the clavichord and a repository of useful information of general interest - including discussions of technical terms used in music, summaries of the characteristics which define various categories of composition (overture, serenade, individual dance movements, etc.), and commentary which would enhance the development of musical taste. For modern readers, the work powerfully evokes the standards, practices, and aesthetics of the Classic era. Pianists who perform works of Mozart or Haydn on modern instruments borrowing nineteenth-century legato style and conforming to metronomic exactitude in pacing might find Turk's suggestions concerning non-legato articulation and nuanced rhythmic delivery a revelation. It is upon such books as Turk's that the recent movement towards performance on original instruments depends for sound advice on the use of the keyboard's resources for creating appropriate musical effects." Damschroder & Williams p. 361

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        Descrizione dei circhi particolarmente di quello di Caracalla e dei giuochi in essi celebrati opera postuma del consigliere Gio. Lodovico Bianconi ordinata compita e publicata dall' architetto Angiolo Uggeri con note dall'avvocato Fea ... (Truncated)

      Nella Stamperia Pagliarini, 1789, Half Leather, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, First EditionFull Book Title: Descrizione dei circhi particolarmente di quello di Caracalla e dei giuochi in essi celebrati opera postuma del consigliere Gio. Lodovico Bianconi ordinata compita e publicata dall' architetto Angiolo Uggeri con note dall'avvocato Fea e corredata di tavole in rame e della versione francese.Size: 30cm x 43cm, xxi - cxxx - (1ff); 20 plates (of which 7 folding). Binding is rubbed on the edges, but still solid. Inside pages and plates are in very good condition, some very light foxing to a few pages. French and Italian text. Photos available upon request, Livre

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        Cases in Crown Law, Determined By the Twelve Judges, by the Court of King's Bench and By Commissioners of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery [etc.]

      Printed for Elizabeth Lynch, No. 6, Skinner-Row [etc.], Dublin 1789 - Contemporary calf, worn and embrowned; usable only The first printed reports of 'reserved cases', which evolved into one of the most important sources of establishing doctrine in English criminal law, reserving hard cases on circuit (many at the Old Bailey) for collegial determination at Westminster

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA]
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        Naamregister van alle de Heeren Leden der Regeering in de Vereenigde Provincien met derzelver Gedeputeerden in de Generaliteits Collegien. Als mede de Heeren Leden der Regeering des Landschaps Drenthe, En de Steden onder het Resort van de Generaliteit. Voor den Jaare 1789. WAARBIJ: Naamen van de Regeeringe der zes stemmende Steden van Zeeland, Uitmaakende de Staaten van Zeeland, benevens de Collegien van Gecommitteerde Raaden, ter Admiraliteit, in de Rekenkamer, den Raad van Vlaanderen, enz. WAARBIJ: Naamregister der Leeden, Steeden, en Regeering derzelve, Uyt welke de Vergaderinge van Hun Edele Groot Mogende de Heeren Staten van Holland en West-Vriesland bestaat, In welke te vinden zyn, die Sessie hebben in de Respective Hooge Collegien, als mede de beide Hoven van Justitie, en die van de Kamer der Rekeninge der Domeinen, met derzelver Suppoosten. Voor den Jare 1789. WAARBIJ: Naamregister van de Ed. Mog. Heeren Gecommitteerde Raden in de Collegien ter Admiraliteit, als mede de E.E. Heeren Bewindhebberen va de Oost- en West-Indische Compagnie, In alle de Steden der Provincien van Holland, Zeeland, Vriesland, enz. Nevens de Bedienden der zelve. WAARBIJ: Naam-Boekje van de Wel Ed. Heeren der Hooge Indiasche Regeeringe, Gequalificeerde Persoonen, enz. op Batavia. Mitsgaders de Respective Gouverneurs, Directeurs, Commandeurs en Opperhoofden op de Buiten Comptoiren van Nederl. India, zoo als dezelve in wezen zyn bevonden in 1785. Als meede alle de Gouverneurs Generaal, zedert het Jaar 1610. Nevens de hooge en mindere Collegien en Bediendens op de Buiten Comptoiren van Nederlands India. WAARBIJ: Naam-Lyst van de Wel Edele Heeren der Regeeringe en Gequalificeerde Persoonen, enz. Op 't Eyland Curacao. Nevens de Respective Edele Agtbaare Gouverneurs Raaden, Commissaris, Fiscaal, Secretaris, Officieren, en andere Heeren die in 't Land en op de Forten haare Bedieningen hebben. WAARBIJ: Beknopte Genealogie der Voornaamste Potentaten in Europa. Volgens 't Alphabeth opgestelt door den Heere Johan Hubner.

      Amsterdam, Petrus Schouten, en Reinier Ottens 1789. 7 werken in 1 band, 48, 192, 108, 92, 168, 22, 48 p. Origineel Perkament, 12°.

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        Mrs. Goodall

      Published by R. Sayer & Co. Fleet Street, London 1789 - Stipple, colour printed a la poupée. Printed on wove paper. Collectors blindstamp of a star in left margin. Collectors mark not identified in Lugt but attributed to the eighteenth century. In excellent condition. This charming colour-printed portrait by Robert Laurie depicts the celebrated actress Charlotte Goodall in the character of Adeline in "The Battle of Hexham". Charlotte Goodall (1766-1830) was the daughter of Stanton, who managed a "sharing company" in Staffordshire. She joined the stage at an early age, and made her first successful début in Bath as Rosalind in "As You Like It." She made a name for herself as a Shakespearean actress in the provinces and quickly joined Kemble's Drury Lane theatre in London. She was primarily a supporting actress, working with such noted thespians as Mrs. Farren and Mrs. Jordan, but she was known for her roles in "breechers parts," playing such noted cross-dressers as Viola in "Twelfth Night," and Adeline in George Coleman's "The Battle of Hexham." It is in this celebrated role, as the cross-dressing Adeline, that Laurie depicts Mrs. Goodall. "The Battle of Hexham" was a three-act musical drama in which an abandoned wife, Adeline, disguises herself as a soldier in order to search for her fugitive husband, Gondibert. Dictionary of National Biography ; O'Donoghue, Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits. in the British Museum 4; Lugt, Les Marques de Collections 2872.

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        A New and Easy Introduction to Universal Geography; in a Series of Letters to a Youth at School: Describing the Figure, Motions, and Dimension of the Earth; the different Seasons of the Year; the Situation of the several Empires, Kingdoms, States, and Provinces

      London: S. Crowder 1789. . Fourth edition, “improved and considerably enlarged by the Author”, 12mo, (xii), 228 pp. Folding hemispherical map showing Cook’s voyages and 20 further maps, plus 5 further plates, including one (“A Geographical Clock”) with a rotating volvelle calculating time differences around the world. 20th century full calf, blind stamped border, spine in compartments with raised bands and a black label. First published 1780. Osborne I p192.

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        Justifications for Devouring our Fellow Creatures!!

      n.d., circa, ?London 1789 - Broadside, folio, 440 x 275 mm., text in double columns; all edges uncut; framed. An Hawaiian "modest proposal" Extremely rare satirical broadside, using an extended Hawaiian metaphor. Published in the 1780s, within a few years of Cook's discovery of the islands and subsequent death, it exploits the exotic setting of Hawaii and the implications of cannibalism still fresh in the public's mind from the gruesome details then abounding in stories of Cook's death. Detailing fourteen long points about Hawaiian cannibalism, it follows the principles of Swift's "Modest Proposal" by reducing to absurdity the supposed advantages of eating one's fellow man as a means to attack economic dogma and, apparently, the practices of the slave trade. It may not be easy now to follow the satire's precise purpose, but as Forbes points out, 'although its exact intent remains undetermined, this sheet is evidence of how firmly fixed the location of Hawaii (however exotic) would have been in the minds of its intended audience?'. This copy is inscribed "Presented by Mr. Hollis" and dated 1791 in manuscript, while the copy in the British Library has contemporary annotations "E.J." & "June 1789" along with a single manuscript correction to the text. Forbes records this copy (noted as 'now in a private collection') and could identify only two others (British Library and Public Record Office). ESTC records three further copies (John Rylands Library, Göttingen University and New York Historical Society). There is thus no copy recorded in any Hawaiian library.

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        Verzeichniss seiner Schmetterlinge in den Gegenden um Augsburg gesammelt, und nach dem Wiener systematischen Verzeichniss eingetheilt, mit den Linneischen, auch deutschen und französischen Namen, und Anführung derjenigen Werke, worinn sie mit Farben abgebildet sind. Zweyte, verbesserte und stark vermehrte Auflage.

      Augsburg, bey E. Kletts fel. Wittwe und Franck, 1789. 8vo (168 x 105mm). pp. xxviii,226, (2, Anzeige der Druckfehler). Contemporary half calf, richly gilt ornamented spine in 6 compartments with 2 green gilt lettered labels. Horn & Schenkling 12746. The first edition was published in 1782. A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        Collection complete des oeuvres de M. de Florian - [Volumes 1-5]

      Neuchatel : L. F. Borl (1789-1793), 1789, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionVery good copies all finely bound in full contemporary aniline calf. Gilt cross-bands bands with dark morocco gilt-blocked labels. An uncommonly good set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; Language: French.

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        OMELIA RECITATA AL POPOLO NEL GIORNO DI SAN BERNARDO CARDIALE DI SANTA CHIESA VESCOVO E PROTETTORE DI PARMA... MONSIGNORE FR. ADEODATO TURCHI

      Parma: Dalla Stamperia Reale, (1789). Complete in 28 pages. Bound with pages 33-41 of another homily. Quarto, 12 x 9 inches. Quarter brown speckled calf; original blue wrappers bound in. Head of spine missing, some wear to spine, internally fine. A lovely, uncut copy of this obscure work printed by the great Italian type designer and printer Giambattista Bodoni. He was appointed printer to the court of Parma in 1768. With the bookplate of Nathan Comfort Starr, author and Arthurian scholar, signed in ink " Florence, March, 1921." Brook. COMPENDIOSA BIBLIOGRAFIA DE EDIZIONI BODONIANE. #396. Hadl. DRUCKWERKE DES GIAMBATTISTA BODONI. pages 20-21.

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        El Teatro

      - Teatro. Teoría y técnica teatral. (792(04)) (8-2(04)) Imprenta Real. Madrid. 1789. 8º cm. 237 p., [3]p. en bl. Encuadernación en tapa dura de editorial con lomo estampado. Milizia, Francesco 1725-1798. Y traducida al español por D.J.F.O. Según Palau, 169.294 el traductor es José Francisco Ortíz. Sign.: A-P. Teatro. Ortiz y Sanz, José. 1739-1822. GI12 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tratado de las enfermedades endemicas, epidemicas y contagiosas de toda especie de ganados

      Imprenta Real, Madrid 1789 - First Edition. 8vo 2 vol. in one, half-title, 2 folding tables, contemporary mottled calf, rubbed to corners and chipped to head and foot of spine. Upper hinge cracked but bindings firm. Madrid, Imprenta Real, 1789 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Anatomicae Disquisitiones de Auditu et Olfactu

      Sixteen finely engraved plates (eight anatomical & eight in outline). 5 p.l., 101 pp. Large folio, cont. speckled sheep (minor rubbing to extremities), spine nicely gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Pavia: P. Galeati, 1789. First edition of Scarpa's important work on the auditory and olfactory apparatus. "In 1789 Scarpa made his historic observations on the membrane labyrinth, which he discovered together with its endolymph...Scarpa precisely described the membrane semicircular canals with the ampullae and the utricle, and discovered the vestibular nerve and its ganglion (named for him). He was even able to observe the microscopical structure of the ampullae and identify the origin of the fibers of the vestibular nerve...He accurately illustrated the course of the human acoustic nerve from the cochlea to the rhombencephalon."-D.S.B., XII, p. 137. The beautiful plates are after Scarpa's own designs. "Of all medical men who have illustrated their own books, probably none have ever exhibited such striking artistic talent as that brilliant Venetian -- Antonio Scarpa (1747-1832)...Scarpa was a virtuoso in the most varied sense, a great anatomist and surgeon, equally skilled as orthopedist and ophthalmologist, an irreproachable Latinist, a master of sarcasm, yet a most attractive teacher, and a draftsman of the first order."-Garrison, History of Medicine, p. 336. A very fine and handsome copy. With the armorial bookplate of Giovanni Antonio Brambilla (1728-1800), an important military surgeon, who "was given by the Emperor Joseph II the task of reorganizing the teaching of military medicine...In Vienna he instituted the Josephinum, an academy of military medicine and surgery (1785), where regular instruction was given for military surgeons...He was one of a number of Italian physicians who successfully practiced medicine in Vienna about the turn of the century."-Castiglioni, p. 625. With two bookplates of Piergiogio Borio, M.D. ❧ Garrison-Morton 1453. Heirs of Hippocrates 1103. .

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        Tableau Encyclopédique et Méthodique des trois règnes de la nature: CETOLOGIE.

      Paris, Panckoucke, 1789. 4to. pp. xli, 28, with 12 (2 double-page) engraved plates. Recent half calf. Nissen ZBI, 4621. Separately published from the 'Encyclopédie Méthodique'. The attractive engraved plates of whales are by Bernard.

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        Tableau encyclopédique et méthodique des trois règnes de la nature: ERPÉTOLOGIE.

      Paris, Panckoucke, 1789. 4to (280 x 215mm). pp. xxviii, 70, (2), with 26 engraved plates. 19th century half cloth, marbled sides. "The abbot and naturalist, Pierre-Joseph Bonnaterre (1751-1804), produced one of the earliest illustrated encyclopedias of amphibians and reptiles of the world and was the first to use the French word 'Erpétologie'... Bonnaterre was also employed by the publisher Charles Joseph Panckoucke to write the captions and superintend the production of the plates for several volumes in the series 'Encyclopédie Méthodique', an ernormous encyclopedia composed of 196 volumes (1782-1832). Some of France's most distinguished naturalists contributed to the natural section" (Adler II, p. 29.). The present section covers amphibians and reptiles except snakes. The snake part was published in the section 'Ophiologie'. //Nissen ZBI, 4621.

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        Des Grosherzogthums Litauen ostsüdlicher, nordöstlicher, nordwestlicher, westsüdlicher Theil, Nro. 47, 48, 49, 50.

      Wien, Reilly, 1789.. 4 Altkolorierte Kupferstichkarten, Bildausschnitt je ca 23 x 29 cm, Blattgr. 31,5 x 45 cm. Dörflinger, Atlantes Austriaci, Rei A/1/47-50; aus Reilly, F.J.J. "Schauplatz der fünf Teile der Welt"; dekorative und detailreiche Karte des Großherzogtums Litauen, in 4 Teilen erschienen, reicht vom Bug im Südwesten bis zum Dnepr im Osten, von Dümaburg und dem Süden Lettlands im Norden bis zum Pripjat im Süden, zeigt also das heutige Litauen und Weißrussland; tadellos.

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        Annales rerum belli domique ab Austriacis Habspurgicae gentis principibus, à Rudolpho primo, usque ad Carolum V. gestarum ... Innsbruck, Joannes Agricola, 1592. Folio (32 x 21 x 3.5 cm). With the large woodcut arms of the Habsburg Archdukes of Austria on the title-page; full-page woodcut portrait of Archduke Ferdinand II of Austria (1529-1595); Ferdinand's own coat of arms on a page by itself, followed by 12 pages with 48 coats of arms of the various Habsburg dominions. With the portrait, family tree and the additional 50 coats of arms all coloured by a contemporary hand and highlighted in gold, and the title-page extensively ruled in red. Very lightly diced gold-tooled calf, with the arms of Michael Wodhull (1740-1816) impaled with that of his wife Catharine Milcah Ingram (1744-1808) on the front board, (slightly later?) marbled endpapers, gilt edges gauffered along the extremities.

      BMC STC German, p. 757; Bibliotheca Pinelliana (1789), lot 8118 (this copy); Catalogus Librorum ... Comitis de Hoym (1738), lot 4079 (this copy); Machiels R-258; Schottenloher 31609; VD 16, ZV13348. First edition of a classic work on the history, genealogy and heraldry of the Habsburg dynasty, written by the Dutchman Gerardus de Roo (d. 1589) and edited by his friend Conrad Dietz, secretary to the Archduke Ferdinand II. Dietz corrected and enlarged the text and added also the dedicatory letter to Ferdinand.This copy is beautifully bound and has a fascinating provenance, but a few puzzles remain. Michael Wodhull (1740-1816), one of the most celebrated English bibliophiles of the second half of the eighteenth century, signed a note on an endleaf, dated 24 April 1789, indicating that he bought the book at the auction of the library of the Venetian book collector Maffei Pinelli (1736-1785) for 1 pound 2 shillings and had it bound for 18 shillings. The book does indeed appear in the bookseller James Edwards's catalogue of Pinelli's library, to be auctioned 2 March to 2 June 1789, but this lot was to be sold on 7 May, 13 days after Wodhull's note. Whether Wodhull somehow acquired it from Edwards before the scheduled sale or for some reason antedated his note we do not know. An 1886 note by "H.J.F.", who apparently acquired the book at the Wodhull sale in that year, indicates that the book was bound by Roger Payne (1730-1797), one of the leading bookbinders in England, who did indeed bind books for Wodhull, and the decoration of the spine, with floral decorations radiating out from small circles, is characteristic of Payne's work. But Wolfe, Marbled paper, p. 227, note 10, presents evidence to suggest that Stormont marbling did not exist before the late 1790s or early 1800s. The marbled endpapers in the present binding seem therefore to have been added in the early 19th century. Wodhull's note also indicates that this copy came from the 1738 auction of the library of Charles-Henry, Count De Hoym (1694-1636). Both the 1738 and the 1789 catalogue make special note of the remarkable colouring. His note also refers to "Bib[lioteca] Instr[uctio?]" no. 5474, perhaps earlier than 1738, but we have not identified the catalogue intended. The Free Public Library in Wigan (near Manchester) must have acquired the present copy after 1886 (embossed stamp on c1).In very good condition, with some wear to the colouring of the portrait, whose colouring also shows through slightly on the title-page, and a couple coats of arms, and the corner of one leaf skilfully restored. Spine slightly damaged at foot and with some cracks in the hinges, but the binding is otherwise also very good.

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        Recherche des principes de l'économie politique, ou essai sur la science de la police intérieure des nations libres, dans lequel on traite spécialement de la population, de l'agriculture, du commerce, de l'industrie, du numéraire, des espèces monnoyées, de l'intétêt de l'argent, de la circulation des banques, du change, du crédit public, et des impôts... Tome I [- V.]

      Paris: Didot l'Aîné,, 1789. 5 volumes, octavo (197 × 121 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, blind rule border to covers, spines decorated gilt in compartments, red and green labels, marbled endpapers. Acquisition note dated 1791 to the free endpaper of volume 1. Two corners very lightly rubbed, a superb copy, in excellent condition. Rare first edition in French of Steuart's Inquiry into the principles of political oeconomy, the translation prepared by Étienne de Sénovert upon the request of Alexandre Vandermonde. Vandermonde, a strong supporter of the Revolution, member of the Académie des Sciences and teacher in political economy at the newly created École Normale, saw that Steuart's work made points not focused on in Adam Smith's more widely translated works.

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        Neueste Nachrichten von Surinam. Als Handbuch für Reisende und Beytrag zur Länderkunde, herausgegeben und mit Anmerkungen erläutert von Philipp Friedrich Binder.

      - Jena, In der akademischen Buchhandlung, 1789.Sm.8vo. Modern marbled boards. With folding map of Suriname (reinforced with paper). XXXII,260,(8) pp.* Rare original description of Suriname. - With library stamp from the Historische Geselschaft für die Provinz Pommern on title page. On the first flyleaf seven names of members of this society who loaned this copy from the library.Sabin 42662; Suriname-Catalogus UB Amsterdam 4142; Kempen, Geschiedenis van de Surinaamse literatuur, p.255-256, Price, The Guiana Maroons, 845a; no copy in the Eutiner Landesbibliothek. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Secrets merveilleux de la magie naturelle et cabalistique du Petit Albert, traduit exactement sur l'original latin, intitulé: Alberti parvi Lucii, libellus de mirabilibus naturae arcanis. Enrichi de figures mystérieuses, & de la manière de les faire.

      Chez les Heritiers de Beringos Fratres, a l'Enseigne d'Agrippa, A Lyon 1789 - 265, [1 branca] p. [9 Il.] ; 13 cm ; Enc. Exemplar em razoável estado de conservação, encadernação de época, cansada, pouco vulgar.

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        Las Siete Partidas del Sabio Rey Alonso el Nono, Glosadas por el Licenciado Gregorio Lopez, del Consejo Real de Indias

      Madrid: Benito Cano 1789 - Complete in three volumes in folio, 10 1/4 X 15 1/4. This was the major law code of 13th century Spain and its seven divisions afford an unrivaled insight into the history of medieval Spain. Original parchment bindingis intact and in good condition with the exception noted below. The printing is superb,the paper is of fine quality, and each volume is complete. Sadly, all of them have been the subject of varying degrees of damage by booklice, although none have been ruined by it. Vol.I has bookworm activity affecting about 200 pages of the 646, with the only large affected areas being in the white space at the inner margin. There are also small areas of water staining on the final 200 pages, none affecting the text. The parchment cover is worn through at the bottom front corner and there is a short tear from the top front edge. The text block is starting to part from the cover, but is still clinging tight. Vol. II has much lighter varmit activity, but there are tracks or small holes present on about 300 of the 911 pages. Parchment cover has only minor edgewear and there are just a few areas of light stain. The textblock here, too, is beginning to part. Vol. III, of 534 pages, has light to moderate insect activity, but is otherwise In very good condition, with only light edgwear. Bookworms are noxious creatures and their past action has certinly affected the value of these books. But there are none remaining and their past action has not really made reading the text difficult. This is the only complete set of the three volume version that I have been able to find, and on the whole they make a handsome set. Text is in Spanish. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: George Kent, Bookseller]
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        Entomologie, ou histoire naturelle des Insectes, avec leurs caractères génériques et spécifiques, leur description, leur synonymie et leur figure enluminée.

      COLEOPTERES. Paris, Baudouin/ Desray, 1789-1808. Large-4to (315 x 225mm). Atlas volume only: 191 (of 362) fine handcoloured engraved plates. Later half calf, spine with blue gilt lettered label and gilt beetle ornament. The plates belong to the first 4 volumes but represent not all the plates published for these volumes. The present work is complete in 6 volumes with 362 handcoloured engraved plates and one handcoloured engraved frontispiece. The fine plates, depicting thousands of various species of Coleoptera, are by J. Audebert, J.L. Reinold and Meunier, and engraved by Copia, Desfontaines, Manceau, Sellier and F.L. Swebach. Guillaume Antoine Olivier (1756-1814) was one of the greatest of the early French naturalists and an entomologist of high standing. He was a close friend of J.C. Fabricius and a patron of P.A. Latreille. His large collection of beetles (now for the larger part in the Paris Natural History Museum), gathered on journeys through European & Asiatic Turkey, Asia Minor, Persia, Egypt, and various Mediterranean Islands, is described in his famous work, by which he became nationally known as a great entomologist. //Hagen I, 21; Horn & Schenkling 899; Nissen ZBI, 3012; W. Junk, Bibliographia Coleoptera 2545 'Très -rare'.

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        [Bookplate]: New York Society Library 1789

      [New York]: (Maverick Sc., Crown Street). 1789. Engraved bookplate. Measures 4" x 5.5". Four small handwritten numerals in ink on the upper left margin, very good. The famous second allegorical bookplate of the New York Society Library (founded in 1754), designed and engraved by Peter Maverick. The copper plate engraving depicts an Indian warrior kneeling on the floor of a library and discarding his tomahawk as he receives a book from Minerva, Goddess of Wisdom. With the motto: Emollit Mores [It softens manners]. Scarce. .

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        Entomologia, Faunae Suecicae descriptionibus aucta; DD. Scopoli, Geoffroy, de Geer, Fabricii, Schrank, &c.speciebus vel in Systemate non enumeratis, vel nuperrime detectis, vel speciebus Galliae Australis locupletata, generum specierumque rariorum iconibus ornata; Curante & augente Carolo de Villers.

      Lugduni (Lyon), Piestre et Delamolliere, 1789. 4 volumes. Royal-8vo (195 x 120mm). (I:) pp. xvi, 765, (1), with 3 folded tables and 3 folded engraved plates; (II:) pp. xvi, 4, 656, with 4 folded tables and 4 folded engraved plates; (III:) pp. 657, with 4 folded tables and 4 folded engraved plates; (IV:) pp. (2), 556, ccxiii, with 1 folded table and 1 folded engraved plate. Contemporary calf, richly gilt decorated spines with green and red gilt lettered labels, sides with gilt borders (old very skilful repair to hinges). This edition is of special value since the works of the authors mentioned on the title-page have been partly incorporated here. "Charles Joseph de Villers (1724-1810) fait paraître en 1789 à Lyon 'Caroli Linnaei entomologia...' C'est un ouvrage in-octavo en 4 volumes avec 11 planches, souvent cités avec les écrit de Linné, qui est en réalité une œuvre différente intégrant les travaux de nombreux entomologistes et comportant des descriptions originales d'espèces du sud de la France. Il comporte aussi une rubrique 'Nomenclator entomologicus' qui propose des correspondances entre les ouvrages de plusieurs auteurs" (Aguilar. Histoire de l'entomologie p. 156). A beautifully bound copy by Tessier.//Provenance: Bookplate of J. d'Aguilar and Achille Guenée.//Soulsby 110, Nissen ZBI, 2519.

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        Précis ou Cours d'Opérations sur la Chirurgie des Yeux, . 2 vols.

      - Paris, chez Didot le jeune (et) Montpellier, chez l'auteur, chez Rigaut, Roulett, 1789/90, 8°, Portrait, (8), IX-XXXIV, (1 Erratabl.), 437, (1); (8); XIII, (1 Erratabl.), 404 pp., 33 gefalt. Kupfertaf., 2 Lederbände d. Zeit mit Rvg. First Edition. The exceptionally rare first separate book on surgery of the eye. - Comprehensive and fully illustrated with approximately three hundred figures of instruments and operations, this is the first monograph in the world literature devoted exclusiveley to the surgery of the eye. It is especialliy noteworthy for its description of the earliest attempt to treat scarred corneas surgically. - Guillaume Pellier de Quengsy's (1750/51-1835) method consisted of making an artifical cornea out of glas and substuiting it for the scarred cornea of the patient. The chrystal was supported by a silver ring and then sewen by direct suturing onto the patient's eye (1:pp.94-104 & plate 4). - Only at the beginning of the nineteenth century did autotransplants and homotransplants begin to meet with varying degreees of success through the work of Reisinger, Stilling, Koenigshofer, Markus and other. - Pellier is a good observer who recognizes the value of facts, a skilfull and decisive surgeon who even in difficult situtations will find the appropriate procedure and perform it". Hirschberg/Blodi III, 3575 - Becker 293; Hirschberg §380-381; Garrison & Morton No.5833.1. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Oeuvres posthumes de Frédéric II, Roi de Prusse. 12 Volumes.Tomes 1 à 3: Mémoires sur le règne de Frédéric II, Roi de Prusse, écrits par lui-même.Tomes 4 à 10: Correspondance.Tomes 11 et 12: Mélanges.

      Sans lieu, 1789 - demi-veau à coins de l?époque, pièce de titre en cuir rouge, pièce de tomaison en cuir vert. Bel exemplaire.

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        Globus Terrestris

      Johann Michael Probst in Augsburg. c. 1789. - "16.2 x 24.3 cm, RARE original-colour copper engraving, double-page double hemisphere map with center-fold as issued. Map of the world separated into two hemispheres with two small graphs of the solar system in the middle. With an explanatory text of the 4 continents (except Australia) at the bottom; from the "Atlas Minor ex Tabulis Geographicis ", pl. 1. Map engraved in 1782 revised in 1786 as shown in lower left."

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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.pl., 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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        INSECTES.

      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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        OBSERVATIONS AND REFLECTIONS MADE IN THE COURSE OF A JOURNEY THROUGH FRANCE, ITALY, AND GERMANY. In two volumes

      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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        LA SAINTE BIBLE, CONTENANT L'ANCIEN ET LE NOUVEAU TESTAMENT, TRADUITE EN FRAN?AIS SUR LA VULGATE PAR M. LE MAISTRE DE SACY

      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-Cl?m?nt 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-Andr? 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-Fran?ois 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-Fran?ois' 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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        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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        LA SAINTE BIBLE, CONTENANT L'ANCIEN ET LE NOUVEAU TESTAMENT, TRADUITE EN FRANÇAIS SUR LA VULGATE PAR M. LE MAISTRE DE SACY

      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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        LA SAINTE BIBLE, CONTENANT L'ANCIEN ET LE NOUVEAU TESTAMENT, TRADUITE EN FRANÇAIS SUR LA VULGATE PAR M. LE MAISTRE DE SACY

      Imprimerie de Monsieur [volumes I-III]; Didot le jeune [volumes IV-V]; Chez Gay, Ponce, Belin [volumes VI-XII], Paris 1789 - 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 her [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        DIPLOME DE DOCTEUR EN DROIT CANON ET CIVIL - BOLOGNE (Italie) AVEC ARMOIRIES EN COULEUR - 1789 -

      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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