The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1789

        Essays on Physiognomy Designed to Promote the Knowledge and the Love of Mankind

      London: Printed for John Murray, 1789-1798. . Vols. 1 and 3 in three quarto vols. Translated from the French by Henry Hunter. Contemporary full calf tooled in blind and gilt. Spine in compartments with 5 double raised bands. Bookplate of James Reed.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
 1.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Nouveau Voyage en Espagne ou Tableau de L'Etat actuel de cette Monarchie. Tome premier et tome troisieme.

      Paris, Regnault, 1789.. IV, 368, 402 S. Pbde. der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln sowie dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. Mit 8 teils farbigen, mehrfach ausfaltbaren Kupfertafeln (with 8 partly colored, multiple foldout engravings; avec 8 gravures depliant partiellement colorees. Reise- und Landesbeschreibung des französischen Offiziers, Schriftstellers und Diplomaten Jean Francois de Bourgoing (1748 - 1811). Bourgoing trat 1768 als Offizier in das Regiment d'infanterie d' Auvergne; von dort wechselte er in den diplomatischen Dienst über. Unter Ludwig XVI diente er zunächst als Legationssekretär, nach der Französischen Revolution dann als französischer Botschafter in Spanien.. Buchrücken etwas berieben. Sonst sehr gute, saubere Exemplare; Seiten frisch und fleckenfrei. Zahlreiche weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Spine slightly rubbed. Otherwise very good, clean copies; pages fresh and stain-free. Many more photos on the website of the bookseller (please article number on the supply side in the search box). Colonne vertebrale legerement frotte. Sinon tres bon, des copies propres; pages frais et sans tache. Beaucoup d'autres photos sur le site de la librairie (s'il vous plait numero de l'article sur ??le cote de l'offre dans la zone de recherche).

      [Bookseller: Das Konversations-Lexikon - Fachantiquar]
 2.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Nouveau Voyage en Espagne ou Tableau de L'État actuel de cette Monarchie. Tome premier et tome troisieme.

      Paris, Regnault, 1789. - Mit 8 teils farbigen, mehrfach ausfaltbaren Kupfertafeln (with 8 partly colored, multiple foldout engravings; avec 8 gravures dépliant partiellement colorées. Reise- und Landesbeschreibung des französischen Offiziers, Schriftstellers und Diplomaten Jean Fran?ois de Bourgoing (1748 - 1811). Bourgoing trat 1768 als Offizier in das Régiment d'infanterie d' Auvergne; von dort wechselte er in den diplomatischen Dienst über. Unter Ludwig XVI diente er zunächst als Legationssekretär, nach der Französischen Revolution dann als französischer Botschafter in Spanien. französich 1200 Buchrücken etwas berieben. Sonst sehr gute, saubere Exemplare; Seiten frisch und fleckenfrei. Zahlreiche weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Spine slightly rubbed. Otherwise very good, clean copies; pages fresh and stain-free. Many more photos on the website of the bookseller (please article number on the supply side in the search box). Colonne vertébrale lég?rement frotté. Sinon tr?s bon, des copies propres; pages frais et sans tache. Beaucoup d'autres photos sur le site de la librairie (s'il vous pla?t numéro de l'article sur ??le c?té de l'offre dans la zone de recherche). IV, 368, 402 S. Pbde. der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln sowie dreiseitigem Rotschnitt.

      [Bookseller: Das Konversations-Lexikon]
 3.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        A Tour through Sweden, Swedish-Lapland, Finland and Denmark, in a Series of Letters

      London: Johnson, Goldsmith, Lewis, Christopher, 1789. First edition.. 4to. (10.5 x 8.5 inches). pp. [8 leaves] + 157. Wood engraved frontis. by Bewick and seven engraved plates. Half-title, title-page with early manuscript note at gutter. Contemporary sprinkled calf, slightly rubbed, rebacked, original label relaid, gilt oval armorial to centre of covers [The Society of Writers To The Signet]. Scattered spotting [mainly to plates], hinges repaired. Some early ink letters and numbers to front pastedown, some struck through in ink, and later printed paper label. No other signs of library of Society of Writers To The Signet. A very good copy. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
 4.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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. - 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.\ [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: D & E LAKE LTD. (ABAC/ILAB)]
 5.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Anonymes Manuskript in lateinischer Sprache, braune Tinte auf festem Schreibpapier, undatiert (Frankreich, um 1767). Gut lesbare, gleichmäßige Schrift; Blattgröße 18,5 x 11,8 cm, Schriftspiegel ca. 16,5 x 10 cm. Band 2 und 3 (von 3 Bänden ?).

      - Band 1: Seite 241 bis 476 (Sprung in der Paginierung von S. 269 auf 280 und S. 420 auf 423) und (2) S. (Index). Band 2 : S. 477 bis 780, (2) S. Index (die Seiten 691/2 und 731/2 sind unbeschrieben). Zwei uniform gebundene Lederbände der Zeit mit je 2 Rückenschildern, floraler Rückenvergoldung und dreiseitigem Rotschnitt (Kapitale und Kanten berieben und bestossen, Gelenke mit geklebten Einrissen). Zwei Bände einer methodischen Niederschrift praktischen medizinischen Wissens, bestehend aus der Beschreibung der jeweiligen Krankheit, dann der Prognose und schließlich der zur Heilung notwendigen Medikamente. Insbesondere der phramakologische Teil besticht durch die ins Detail gehende Aufführung der Bestandteile des jeweiligen Heilmittels. Ein Vergleich mit einer Reihe von gedruckten Werken zum Thema (Bang, 1789; Boerhaeve, 1728; Dodoens, 1616; Galien, 1680; Rivière, 1653; Piquerus, 1775; Egbert, 1640) zeigt, dass das vorliegende Manuskript ganz offensichtlich eine originäre Arbeit ist; Aufbau und Form schließen zudem aus, dass es sich um eine Vorlesungsmitschrift oder ein in der Praxis chronologisch geführtes, medizinisches Notizbuch handelt. Die Detailkenntnis in den Bereichen Krankheitsbild, Krankheitsverlauf und Behandlung lassen als Autor auf einen erfahrenen Arzt schließen - in der oben genannten, gedruckten Literatur nimmt gerade die Heilmittelkunde einen vergleichsweise geringen Platz ein. Die Anordnung des Stoffes unter bestimmte Themen spricht für eine versierte Bearbeitung des in der Praxis gewonnenen Wissens. Die Arbeit ist durchgängig in Traktate aufgeteilt, die dann jeweils aus mehreren Einzeldarstellungen bestehen. Beginnend mit dem Rheumatismus (241) behandelt der erste hier vorliegende Band Gelbsucht (254), Wassersucht (254), Blähungen (300), Skorbut (316), Lues (329), Gonorrhö (331). Es folgt der 'Tractatus de morbis intestinorum' (369) mit Einzelkapiteln u. a. über Diarrhö (370), Dyssentrie (384), Magenverstimmung (416), Koliken (420), aber auch über die Cholera (430) und über Würmer (438). Das letzte Kapitel dieses Bandes befaßt sich mit Giften (Tractatus de venenis 360 - 471). Der zweite Band beginnt mit einer Abhandlung über Blutungen (477), um daraufhin spezielle Arten von Blutungen aufzuführen (Nasenbluten, blutiger Auswurf etc.). Folgt ein Kapitel über ansteckende Krankheiten (429), Eiterungen (540), Augenentzündungen (572), Angina (584), Rippenfellentzündungen (593), Lungenentzündung (606), Nierenkoliken (634) und Blasenentzündungen (628). Folgt ein Kapitel über die Erkrankungen der Brust u. a. mit einer Abhandlung über Schwindsucht, ein weiteres über Blasen- und Nierensteine (693) und ein Schlußkapitel über Hautkrankheiten (733), wie Herpes, Pusteln, Verbrennungen. Der letzte Teil, 'Tractatus de morbis sensum', geht auf Probleme beim Hören, Schmecken und Sehen ein. Gelegentlich wird sowohl auf klassische Werke Bezug genommen (Galen, van Swieten oder Boerhaave), doch zumeist wird wohl die eigene Erfahrung referiert. Auffällig - bei aller Vielfalt der für die Pillen, Säfte und Einläufe zu verwendenden Naturheilmittel - ist die häufige Verschreibung von Rheinwein, aber auch Cannabis (S. 259 u. a.), Laudanum (S. 382 u. a.) oder Theriak (Opium S. 432). Beeindruckende Arbeit eines methodisch vorgehenden, knapp und klar formulierenden Mediziners des 18. Jahrhunderts. - Von wenigen Randläsuren und geringen Feuchtigkeitsspuren abgesehen wohlerhalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Elvira Tasbach]
 6.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Travels into Poland, Russia, Sweden, and Denmark. Interspersed with historical relations and political inquiries. The Third edition.

      London, printed for T.Cadell, 1787. 1789 - Travels into Poland, Russia, Sweden, and Denmark. Interspersed with historical relations and political inquiries. The Third edition. London, printed for T.Cadell, 1787- 1789. 4 vols in 8vo. xiv + 430p; vii + [1] + 471 + [1]p; vii + [1] + 470p; vii + [1] + 471 + [1]p. With 12 folding engraved maps and plans, 6 folding tables,4 full-page engraved portraits, 2 numismatic portraits in the text, and 8 engraved plates (1 folding). Contemporary calf, rehinged; corners worn. Observations based on a tour of the northern countries (1757-1779) by the historian and cleric, William Coxe (1748-1828), while travelling as tutor to Lord George Herbert, future 11th Earl of Pembroke (1759-1827). The illustrations include : folding plans of St Petersburg, Moscow, Stockholm and Copenhagen, folding maps of Poland, European Russia, southern Sweden, the Caspian Sea, the duchies of Schleswig Holstein, the canals of Trolhaetta, Vishnei Voloshok, and Kiel , fullpage portraits of Catherine II of Russia, Stanislaus of Poland, Gustavus III of Sweden, and the rebel Pugatchev, costume plates, and genealogical and statistical tables (census of Swedish population). Edges of folding maps repaired; some minor wear and discoloration. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hünersdorff Rare Books ABA ILAB]
 7.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Tour to the West of England in 1788 [FIRST EDITION PUBLISHED 1789]

      Robson and Clarke [Printed For], U.K, 1789. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. viii, 602 rough trimmed pages, size 9.25 inches tall by 5.75 inches. Beginning with an Itinerary detailing the miles travelled and towns & many villages & places of interest visited on the way. The 1070 mile tour beginning in LONDON Cannons; Hampstead; Highgate; Caenwood; Islington; Hackney; Wanstead; Greenwich; Blackheath; HYDE PARK; Kensington; Gunnersbury-house; Osterley; Heston; Harefield; Uxbridge; Stoke Pogeis; Bustrode Park; Amersham; Shardeloes; Chesham Boys; Great Missenden; Hampden; Wendover; AIlesbury; Chilton; Winslow; Buckingham; Middleton Stoney; Woodstock and Blenheim; Oxford; Nuneham; Abingdon; Einsham; Ditchley; Chapel-house; Chipping-Norton; Burton-on-the-Hill; Bengworth and Evesham; Pershore; Worcester; Powick; Malvern; Tarrington; Stoke Edith; Hereford; Foxley, Lady-List and Bradwardine; Holm-Lacy; Hampton-Court; Harewood; Wilton-Castle; Ross; Bollitree; River Wye to Monmouth; Monmouth; Ragland Castle; Tintern Abbey and the Ironworks; Persfield; Chepstow; Lydney and the Forrest of Dean; Newnham, Westbury; Gloucester; Cheltenham; Sudely Castle; Gloucester; Ruxmore and the cloathing Country; Great Tunnel and Canal at Saperton; Oakly Woods; Cirencester; Lord Bathurst's grounds; Newport; Berkeley and its Castle; Thornbury; Bristol and Hot-Wells; Keinsham; Comb-down, Quarry and Prior-Park; Old-Down, Inn; Mendip-Hills, Mines, &c.; Wells; Okey-hole; Glassenbury; Pipers-Inn; History and description of the Country; Bridgewater; Enmore Castle; North Petherton; Taunton; Wellington; Collumpton; Chudleigh; Ashburton; Ivy-bridge; Plymouth; Mount Edgecumbe; Plymouth Dock; Introduction to Cornwall; Fine Sea Views; East Loo; Lanteith; Lostwithiel; St. Austle; Tin Mines at Polgouth; Smelting-houses at St. Austle, with minute observations upon Tin and Copper Mines, the various modes of working them, and the separate and combined uses of these metals; Pilchards and other fish and fossils Lostwithiel; Raistormal Castle; Leskard; Kelllngton; Bear Alfton, Silver Mines, &c; Tavistock; Dartmore Forest, &c.; Lydford Waterfall; Oakehampton; Crockernwell; Exeter; Description and origin of Turnpike roads, &c.; Honiton; Axminster; Lyme, the landing of the Duke of Monmouth, and the Battle of Sedgemoor; Charmouth; Bridport; Winterbourn; Weymouth and Melcomb-regis; Isle of Portland; Dorchester; Milton Abbey, aud other Seats; Blandford; Winbourn Minster; Christ. Church; Lymington; New Forest, Lyndhurst, &c.; Southampton; Nettley Abbey, &c.; West Cowes, in the Isle of Wight; Short History of Newport; Caresbrook Castle; Ride; Gosport; Portsmmouth; Southwick; Purbeck; Petersfield; Alton; Eushot; Farnham; Moore Park and Waverly Abbey; Odiam; New Canal from Basingstoke to the Wey with abservations upon Canals in general; Aldershot; Godalming; Looseley; Guildford; Ash Hants; Overton; Winchester; Basingstoke; Basing Castle and Hackwood-House; Hertford-bridge; Elvetham; and back to London. Book - Rebound in Very Good quarter leather maroon boards with gilt lettering to the spine - some irregular fading to the leather binding. Contents, light marking to the patterned endpapers and small patch of marking to the top edge of the free front endpaper, light browning to the page edges otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. An Attractive Copy of this Important and Scarce Title. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Travel & Places; Inventory No: 001013.. THIS BOOK IS HEAVIER THAN THE AVERAGE UPON WHICH CHARGES ARE BASED AND SO WILL INCUR AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR SHIPPING TO ADDRESSES OUTSIDE THE U.K..

      [Bookseller: John T. & Pearl Lewis]
 8.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Travels in Switzerland. In a series of Letters to William Melmoth, Esq. from William Coxe. 2 vols. Complete.

      1789 1789 - Dublin: Printed for Messrs L. White, P. Byrne, . 1789. 8vo. Orig. full old tree calf (spine extremities slightly rubbed) with contrasting morocco titling-labels to spines. With a fine folding panorama, and 4 full-page engrv. plates. A fine set in its as issued state.

      [Bookseller: Berkelouw Books]
 9.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Travels in Switzerland in a series of letters to Wiliam Melmoth, in three volumes.

      T. Cadell,, London, 1789 - 3 voll. in-8° (215x131 mm), pp. VI, (2), IV, 428; (4), 442, (2); VIII, IV, 446; legatura dell'epoca p. pelle picchiettata con dorsi adorni di segnature di volumi e di fregi in oro e titoli in oro su tasselli verdi. 6 tavv. complessive incise su rame, due delle quali ripiegate, raffiguranti, nell'ordine, l'elevazione di un ponte di legno a Wettingen, i laghi di Thun e di Brientz dalla cima del Niefs, una cartografia della catena del Monte Bianco (ripiegata in principio del secondo vol.), raffigurazioni di stambecchi delle Alpi, della testa di un avvoltoio delle montagne svizzere, della catena delle Alpi viste dai dintorni di Berna. Manca la carta geografica della Svizzera in principio del primo vol. Numerose tabelle e ampio indice in fine del terzo vol. Malgrado la mancanza della suddetta carta, splendido e freschissimo esemplare a pieni margini. Timbri antichi di estinta biblioteca alle pagine del tit. dei tre volumi e segnature ai contropiatti. Lievi sottolineature ad alcune pagine. Edizione di estrema rarità, ignota al Perret, di questa classica opera di viaggi in Svizzera molte volte ristampata e contenente importanti brani di descrizione delle Alpi, esposte sotto forma di novanta lettere inviate a William Melmoth. L'opera apparve originariamente nel 1779 col titolo "Sketches of the Natural, Civil, and Political State of Switzerland". In fine del terzo vol., "Faunula helvetica: or a catalogue of the quadrupeds, birds, amphibia, fishes, and testaceous animals of Switzerland", vasto catalogo della fauna svizzera attinto alle opere zoologiche di Pennant e Brisson. "Edizione riveduta ed aumentata, rispetto all'originale del 1779, in seguito ai nuovi viaggi del Coxe del '85 e '87. L'opera, pur essendo dedicata prevalentemente alla Svizzera, contiene diverse "lettere" aventi come argomento il Monte Bianco, in particolare la 39 fa la cronistoria dei tentativi di salita fino alla prima ascensione inclusa" (Réan, p. 35). L'opera ha inoltre "ha notevole importanza perché è la più antica a riferire del primo effettivo tentativo di ascensione, compiuto il 14 luglio 1775 da Jean Nicolas Couteran, figlio di un'albergatrice e di un notaio di Chamonix" (Nava, C-1). Il Coxe (Londra, 1747-ivi, 1828), valente storico, fu membro di numerose accademie inglesi ed estere e, fra le numerose cariche che ricoprì, cappellano del Duca di Marlborough. Cfr. Graesse, II, 293 (la dà erroneamente come prima edizione). Perret, 1159. Brunet, II, 399. Neate, C-137. Mathews, 301. Meckly, 057. Garimoldi, n.10. ACL, 79. Haller, I, 753. Wäber, 38. Blumer, 299. Cox, I, 158. Engelmann, II, 924. Lowndes, I, 543. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
 10.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Travels in Switzerland in a Series of Letters to William Melmoth, Esq.

      L. White, Dublin 1789 - "Printed for Messrs. L. White, P. Byrne, Grueber & M'Allister, T. Heery, J. Jones, J. Moore, and W. Jones." 2 volumes (vii, [5], vi, 555, [1] p.; xiv, [2], 544, [24] p.): 5 leaves of engraved plates (1 folded); 21 cm. 8vo. Contemporary tree calf with red morocco spine labels bearing gilt-tooled title "Coxe's Switzerland" and black morocco spine labels with gilt-tooled volume numbers and decoration. One former owner's name (Henry Zantzinger) appears in red on both title pages, where it has been crossed out, and on p. 1 of vol. 2. Another former owner's name (Geo. Vaux) appears on front fixed endpapers, the blank leaf following front free endpaper, and the half title of vol. 1. Inscription on blank leaf indicates that Vaux acquired the volumes in 1859. This edition is a revision, "with information from further travels, of the author's Sketches of the Natural, Civil and Political State of Swisserland." Includes index and bibliographical references. Without the maps of Switzerland and of Mont Blanc called for in the list of maps and plates (as issued?), but including the folding panorama "View of the Alps as seen from the Environs of Berne" as well as plates showing a view of the lakes of Thun and Brienz from the top of the Niess, the bearded vulture, the timber bridge of Wettingen, and two bouquetins. In Very Good- Condition: edges rubbed; lacking part of morocco volume number label on vol. 1; front joint of vol. 1 weak; small triangular section of leather lacking from front board of vol. 1 at head of spine; leather at both ends of vol. spine and at head of vol. 2 spine lacking; leather on vol. 1 spine cracked; plates have left shadows on facing pages; occasional light foxing; otherwise clean and bright.

      [Bookseller: Classic Books and Ephemera, IOBA]
 11.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        TA., Friedrichplatz, "Ansicht des Friedrichplatzes in der Residentz - Stadt Cassel. - Palais des Hrn. Generall v. Juncken. Garnison-Kirche. Museum und Observatorium. Catholische Kirche. Cadetten-Haus. Statue Ldgrf. Friedrich II.".

      . Aquarell von "K fecit" ( = Joh. Werner Kobold ), vor 1789, 46 x 70.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
 12.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


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

      - Geografía como ciencia. Viajes. (910) Nyon. Merigot. Paris. 1789 19x13 cm. 259 + 223. Encuadernación en tapa dura con lomo estampado. Idioma francés. 36C [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Alcaná Libros]
 13.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Histoire de l'Art chez les Anciens, traduite de l'allemand par M. Huber. Nouvelle édition, revue et corrigée.

      Chez Barrois - Savoye,, A Paris, 1789 - 3 voll. in-8° (200x130mm), pp. (6), CLX, (4) di errata, 212, (2); (6), 379, (3); (4), 328; bella legatura coeva in p. pelle marrone con piatti bordati da triplice ordine di filetti dorati con fiorellini accantonati internamente. Dorsi a 5 nervi decorati in oro con titolo e tomaison in oro entro doppio tassello bicromo (uno rosso ed uno verde cupo), filetti, tralci vegetali e fiorellini in oro entro scomparti. Unghie decorate in oro, bei tagli marmoreggiati verde cupo. In fine del terzo vol., 27 tavv. incise su rame con riproduzioni di opere d'arte dell'antichità. Freschissimo esemplare esente da difetti di sorta. Riedizione riveduta e corretta della prima traduzione francese della "Geschichte der Kunst des Altertums" del Winckelmann (Stendal, Prussia, 1717-Roma, 1768), massimo archeologo del suo tempo ed effettivo fondatore della moderna storia dell'arte. L'opera, pubblicata per la prima volta nel 1763 a Dresda con la data del 1764, è assolutamente fondamentale per la codificazione del gusto neoclassico e per le successive elaborazioni dell'estetica idealista. Rümann, 1277. Brunet, V, 1463. Monglond, I, col 500. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
 14.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        A New, Royal and Authentic System of Universal Geography, Antient and Modern: All the late important Discoveries made by the English, and other celebrated Navigators of various Nations, in the different Hemispheres, from the Celebrated Columbus, the first Discoverer of America, to the Death of our no less celebrated Countryman Captain Cook, & c. and the Latest Accounts of the English Colony of Botany Bay:.

      C. Cooke,, London: 1789 - Likely to be an original subscriber's copy, listed as "Wilson - Crown Court, Broad St.", likely to be "John Wilson" whose red gilt leather ownership label is mounted into the front board, with special blind tooled lines surrounding it. A second or third edition, published between 1789 & 1791, according to research by Alan Frost published in the LaTrobe Journal of the State Library of Victoria, No. 8, 1971. A very bright unsophisticated copy of this work, which has become increasingly scarce. Ferguson 59 describes a 1 volume edition & cites only the Mitchell Library copy. Many of the illustrations were derived from Cook's Voyages, and were the most generally available representations of the natives of the Pacific Northwest, Tasmania, New Zealand, Hawaii & the Pacific accessible to the public at the time. Folio. Frontispiece, title page, (verso blank), (i) Royal Licence, (ii) Address to the Reader, (1)-990 Texts, etc. +2 pp Directions to the Binder, 2 pp A List of Subscribers, Complete with 90 plates & 22 maps (the map of Europe has been hand-colored, not unpleasantly but not professionally). Bound in period reversed calf, red gilt title label on spine. Matching early reverse calf strengthening of outer hinge, a couple of splits on leather of spine and very chipped at top and bottom, o/w a very nice copy. "The geography books which appeared in the closing decades of the eighteenth century. are of considerable significance to students of the history of ideas, for the light they shed on English interest in geography and geographical exploration at the end of the eighteenth century. One of the most imposing of these usually quite imposing books is Thomas Bankes, Edward Warren Blake, and Alexander Cook's A New Royal Authentic and Complete System of Universal Geography. A massive folio volume this was a popular work, running to six editions in the ten years from 1787 to 1797."(Frost, Thomas Bankes’s Complete System, The La Trobe Journal, 1971) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
 15.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        A Treatise on the Real Cause and Cure of Insanity; in which the nature and distinctions of this disease are fully explained, and the treatment established on new principles.

      C. Stalker and J. Walter, London 1789 - A Treatise on the Real Cause and Cure of Insanity; in which the nature and distinctions of this disease are fully explained, and the treatment established on new principles. London: for C. Stalker and J. Walter, 1789, vii, [1], 69 pp., title and final leaf verso somewhat spotted and dust-soiled; [bound as last work with] BERKENHOUT, John, Pharmacopoeia medici. London: R. Baldwin, 1788, [12], 117, [13] pp., half-title, stamp to title; [bound with] DWIGHT, Samuel, De hydropibus, deque medicamentis, ad eos utilibus expellendos. London: Bernard Lintot, 1725, [6], 48, [8] pp., lacks half title, stamp to title, old paper repair to C1 of later work affecting a few letters to verso, old ink marginalia, [bound with] DWIGHT, Samuel, De vomitione, ejusque excessu curando. London: Bernard Lintot, 1722, vi, [2], 73, [15] pp., half-title, some spotting and browning. 8vo. (190 x 115 mm), faint library stamp to title-pages, 19th century cloth, spine gilt. ---- Harper: Wellcome III, p.211; Hunter & Macalpine, pp. 522-24; Norman 990. First edition. "Harper believed in a psychic rather than somatic origin of mental illnes. He opposed the automatic consignment of insane people to madhouses, claiming that fits of insanity would cease on their own unless aggravated by coercion - a statement echoing the enlightened attitudes of Pinel and Chiarugi. All of Harper's works are very rare" (Norman 990). Berkenhout: 4th Edition; contains recipes for medications by the physician John Berkenhout. Dwight (De hydropibus): First Edition, Dwight (De vomitione): First Edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books]
 16.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Report of the Lords Committees, appointed to examine the physicians who have attended his majesty during his illness

      London: Debrett, 1789. <p>[George III (1738-1820).] (1) Report of the Lords Committees, appointed to examine the physicians who have attended his majesty during his illness, touching the state of his majesty&#39;s health. 23, [1]pp. London: J. Debrett, 1788. With: (2) Report from the committee appointed to examine the physicians who have attended his majesty, during his illness, touching the present state of his majesty&#39;s health. 259, [1]pp. London: John Debrett, 1789. Together 2 works in 1, 8vo. 200 x 122 mm. Tree calf c. 1789, gilt spine, a little rubbed, hinges cracked. Minor foxing & browning, small ink stain on title, otherwise very good. Armorial bookplate of George Thornhill.</p><p>Reprints of parliamentary reports. Few illnesses of historic personages have been followed so closely and documented so well as the insanity of George III, king of Great Britain from 1760-1820. The king suffered five separate attacks of mental illness during his long reign, the first in 1765 and the last in 1810; this final breakdown, which ended only with the king&#39;s death, resulted in the establishment of the Regency. Of the remaining four attacks, the one that incapacitated the king between October 1788-March 1789 is the most interesting, not only because of the political turmoil it generated over the regency question, but also because of the stimulus it gave to the study of psychiatry. The question of the king&#39;s recovery was of such political importance that special committees from each house of Parliament were set up to interrogate the king&#39;s doctors about the progress and probable outcome of his illness. </p><p>These examinations, printed in the Parliamentary proceedings and republished in numerous cheap popular editions, advanced the cause of psychiatry by educating the public about mental illness and by giving an aura of respectability to the study of insanity. Guttmacher, pp. 1-15. Hunter & Macalpine, pp. 509-514. See Norman 890. </p>

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's Historyofscience.com]
 17.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        ALMANACH ROYAL, année 1789, présenté à sa Majesté pour la première fois en 1699, par Laurent D'Houry, éditeur.

      1789 - reliure plein maroquin rouge in-octavo (full morocco in-octavo), reliure d'époque, dos à nerfs (spine with raised bands), décoré or - roulettes sur les nerfs - compartiments à fleur de lys au centre et aux angles, titre frappé or dans un encadrement de double filets et roulette or, , plats orné d'un encadrement de triple filets dorés avec un fer "Fleur de Lys" aux 4 angles, plats légèrement tachés, roulette dorée sur la tranche des plats et roulette dorée intérieure, toutes tranches dorées, gardes bleu-roi abimées (a restaurer), Sans illustrations : excepté une vignette gravée sur bois en noir en bas de la page de titre "aux armes royales" entourées de part et d'autre d'un ange, traces légères de mouillures en marge des 10 premières pages , 714 pages, 1789 Paris D'Houry Editeur, Superbe reliure.RARE Reliure avec fers "Fleur de Lys" aux 4 angles.en bon état malgré les petits défauts signalés (very good condition in spite of the smalls defects indicated). . La Librairie Guimard offre aux clients AbeBooks 15% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 600 EUR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Guimard]
 18.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Autograph manuscript.

      Versailles, May 19-July 18, 1789. - Folio and 8vo. 57 pp. Highly interesting, unpublished journal kept by either a member of the Assemblée nationale or an attendant, containing a first person account of the revolutionary events from May 19, 1789, when the clergy, nobility and third estate were negotiating amongst themselves how the French political body should be constructed. It offers a detailed account of current political debate and includes transcripts of letters from the King and other diplomats. The narrative covers the adoption of the idea of a National Assembly, the King's attempt to dissolve the assembly, and the Assembly's "tennis court oath." It closes on July 18 with news from Paris of the storming of the Bastille a few days earlier. - It is difficult to pinpoint the author of this manuscript: remarks throughout indicate that he had ties to the Dauphine region; he attends the meeting of the Dauphine committee and several times mentions Nyons. However, an apparent signature on p. 34 does not seem to match that of any of the known members from that region. - First 3 leaves with ink annotations in a modern hand; water damage and mildewing throughout (especially at upper right corners, with some loss particularly to final leaves). Extremely fragile. A rare, first-hand account of the birth of the French Revolution. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
 19.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        SLAVE TRADE 1789 - 1791. Abridgment of the Minutes of the Evidence, Taken Before a Committee of the Whole House, to whom it was referred to consider of the Slave - Trade.

      London 1789 - First Editions. Four Parts 1,11,111, IV. Bound together in one volume 1789 - 1791. Thick 8vo. [2], 82; [2], 246; [Blank] [2] 157; [Blank] [2] 163pp. [light margin foredge stain] with Folding Table, 2p Accounts. contemporary calf, [ front board recently detached, rear almost ] red leather title. Detailed eye witness statements mostly from persons connected with the West Indies, including plantation owners, the evidence includes the testimony of slave traders, plantation managers, overseers, slave owners, physicians for slaves. Doctor from Antigua, former Governor of Jamaica, & eyewitness observers and participants.etc. 'Published for general information and not for propaganda purposes by either party to the abolition controversy.' (Ragatz ) Excellent FIRST EDITIONS 1789, 1790, 1790, 1791.

      [Bookseller: HALEWOOD AND SONS ABA ILAB. est.1867]
 20.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Denkwürdigkeiten; enthaltend: die Geschichte des diamantenen Halsbandes, den Briefwechsel zwischen der Königin von Frankreich und dem Kardinal von Rohan und eine Vorstellung an den König von Frankreich um nochmalige Untersuchung des geheimen Handels. Aus dem Engl. übersetzt.

      Vieweg),, o.O. ( Berlin, 1789 - 2 Tle. in 1 Bd. o.O. ( Berlin, Vieweg), 1789. 344 u. 44 S. Pp.d. Zt. m. RSch. (etw. beschabt u. bestoßen). Erste dt. Ausgabe. Fromm 14157; Hayn/G. IX, 197 - Die sogenannte Halsbandaffäre. Am Schluß 44 S.: "An das Publikum über die Ursachen, welche die Bekanntmachung . bis jetzt verzögert haben." (etw. beschabt u. bestoßen). Erste dt. Ausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Seidel & Richter]
 21.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Denkwürdigkeiten der Gräfin von Valois de la Motte; enthaltend: die Geschichte des diamantenen Halsbandes, den Briefwechsel zwischen der Königin von Frankreich und dem Kardinal von Rohan und eine Vorstellung an den König von Frankreich um nochmalige Untersuchung des geheimnissvollen Handels von ihr selbst geschrieben. Aus dem englischen übersetzt.

      1789 - (Berlin, F. Vieweg), 1789. 8:o. (8),344,1-44 pp. Mid 19th-century brown half cloth with sparsely gilt spine and red sprinkled edges. Spine faded. A few stains on pp. 51-52 and a minor tear in the upper margin on p. 185. From the library of Biby manor. Translated from the English by Ludwig Schubart. Jeanne de Valois-Saint-Rémy, "Comtesse de la Motte" (1756-91) was a notorious French adventuress and thief; she was married to Nicholas de la Motte whose family's claim to nobility is dubious. She herself was an impoverished descendant of the Valois royal family through an illegitimate son of King Henry II. She is known for her prominent role in the "Affair of the Diamond Necklace", one of many scandals that led to the French Revolution. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström Rare Books SVAF, ILAB]
 22.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Aminta. Favola boschereccia. ora per la prima volta alla sua vera lezione ridotta

      co caratteri bodoniani, Crisopoli 1789 - Legatura più tarda in piena pergamena con nervi, fili, fregi e titolo oro su tassello in pelle al ds. Alcune ingialliture e lievi macchie sulle prime carte altrimenti ottimo esemplare in barbe. Manca una carta bianca finale e l Avviso che, come spiega Brooks, non si trova in tutti gli esemplari. Prima edizione bodoniana in tiratura di 101 esemplari. Una contraffazione che porta la stessa data fu pubblicata dal fratello di Bodoni nel 1792. Gamba, 958: magnifica edizione ; Brooks, 379; Brunet, V, 673: une des plus belles éditions de Bodoni . 4to (cm. 30,2), 7 cc.nn. (di cui la prima bianca), 14 pp., 1 c.nn., 142 pp. Medaglione con ritratto del Tasso al frontis. e testatina incisa da J.Lucatelli.

      [Bookseller: Ex Libris s.r.l.]
 23.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Aminta, Favola Boschereccia.

      Impresso co' Caratteri Bodoniani Crisopoli 1789 - 4to, [xii],14,[2],142pp., engraved portrait on title and 1 engraved headpiece, nineteenth century half calf by Corfmat, marbled covers, spine gilt, t.e.g. uncut, a good copy in nice condition. The second of two editions published in 1789, though according to Brooks it was actually published in 1792. It is almost identical to the first 1789 edition which Renouard described as "l'une des plus belles à ditions de Bodoni." Beautifully printed, partly in italic type. Brooks 379. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Forest Books, ABA-ILAB]
 24.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Historische, Topographische und Oekonomische Merkwürdigkeiten der Kantons Luzern. [With:] Nachrichten von der Stadt Luzern und ihrer Regierungsverfassung, oder historische und moralische Erklärungen der acht ersten Gemälde, auf der Kapellbrücke der Stadt Luzern. Neue verbesserte Ausgabe, nebst einem Anhange

      Luzern: Joseph Alons Salzmann, 1785-1789; 1784 - The Merkwürdigkeiten is the most important work of Luzern historian Joseph Anton Felix von Balthasar (1737-1810). "Es zeigt Balthasars Fähigkeit zu antiquarisch genauer Forschung, aber auch seine Neigung, die Geschichte als eine Schublade von Regeln und Weisheitslehren aufzufassen, die man unmittelbar aufs Leben anwenden soll [.] eine Kantonsbeschreibung mit zeitgemässen Betrachtungen, eine Naturgeschichte des Luzernervolkes, eine Heimatkunde" (Feller/Bonjour). His protégé Johannes von Müller judged this work to be trustworthy as the archives ("wie auf Urkunden zu trauen"). The first two volumes were published in 1785-1786; the third volume, which appeared in 1789, is often lacking. With a uniformly bound volume of Balthasar's earlier historical study, with explanation of the first eight paintings of the Kapellbrücke (LUCERNE) First edition of first title; second title in second, expanded edition. 4 vols., 12mo. Pp. 268, [2]; 290; 271; 202. Contemporary quarter mottled calf and boards. Book labels of Xaver Goeldlin von Tieffenau. Inoffensive stain at fore edge of vol. II, occasional faint foxing throughout. A Fine set. Barth 19129. Feller/Bonjour 585. Wäber, 259. Vgl. Wyss, 288; Holzmann/Bohatta III, 4620; Haller I, 834 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
 25.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        AMINTA FAVOLA BOSCHERECCIA DI TORQUATO TASSO. Ora per la sua prima volta alla sua vera lezione ridotta.

      Crisopoli Impresso co' caratteri bodoniani 1789 4° Pagine 10 non numerate + 142. Cartone coevo alla bodoniana. Ritratto del Tasso. Prefazione di Antonio Serassi. Ottima e fresca copia ad ampi margini e in barbe. CELEBRE CONTRAFFAZIONE DELL'EDIZIONE DEL 1789 BROOKS 379 DE LAMA II 54 CATALOGO GIANI 379 GIANI "SAGGIO" P.15 GAMBA P.958 GRAESSE VI P.37 BRUNET IV P.402

      [Bookseller: Libreria Segni nel Tempo]
 26.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        REAL CÉDULA comprehensiva de la Nueva Ordenanza para el régimen y gobierno de la cría de los caballos de raza en los Reynos de Andalucía, Murcia y Provincia de Estremadura, uso del Garañón en las dos Castillas y demás incidentes relativos a este Ramo

      Imp. de Benito Monfort, Valencia 1789 - Folio m. 1 h. (portada) 39 p. 2 h. (formulario de registro del ganado). Holandesa puntas piel, nervios, tejuelos. Papel de hilo. Escudo grabado en la portada. - Muy buen ejemplar. [Palau nº 250126; Agustín Palau pág. 137] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Berrocal Libros Antiguos]
 27.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        RECUEIL DE CARTES GEOGRAPHIQUES, PLANS, VUES ET MEDAILLES DE L'ANCIENNE GRECE, RELATIFS AU VOYAGE DU JEUNE ANACHARSIS, PRECEDE D'UNE ANALYSE CRITIQUE DES CARTES (ATLAS)

      De Bure 1789 - RO40086939: Env. 150 pages, dont 40 pages de texte. Illustré de nombreuses cartes et gravures en noir et blanc et en couleur (colorées), dont certaines dépliables, hors texte. Titre et roulettes dorés sur le dos. Ouvrage de bibliothèque avec code collé sur le dos, annotation et petits tampons en page de titre. 2de édition. Chez de Bure, libraire de Monsieur, frère du Roi. In-4 Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Coins frottés. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 949.5-Grèce [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: le-livre]
 28.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, in the Country of Southampton

      London: Printed by T. Bensley for B. White and Son, 1789 - A classic of English literature and a cornerstone of popular natural history. White is admired by modern ornithologists as one of the first observers to record detailed notes of birds and their habitats First edition. 4to (269 x 205 mm). Two engraved titles and seven engraved plates, two folding, errata leaf present. v, 468, [6, index], [1, errata] pp. With page 292 misnumbered 262 and pp. 441-442 omitted from the pagination. Later half calf, marbled boards, uncut, a few early annotations in ink, signed "LS", some spotting, fly-title to Natural History bound after Advertisement, some offsetting to text from plates, rebacked preserving original spine (some rubbing, front joint cracked), in quarter morocco folding case. Martin 90; Rothschild 2550; Grolier English 62. Provenance: Sir Benjamin Chapman (bookplate); morocco ex-libris of Frank Hogan [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
 29.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        THE NATURAL HISTORY OF SELBORNE. The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne in the County of Southampton: With Engravings and Appendix.

      Printed by T. Bensley for B. White & Son, London 1789 - TIPPED-ON INSCRIPTION AND SIGNATURE OF GIL. WHITE. At the end of the "Advertisement", above White's printed signature is the following tipped-on inscription: "Your Loving Bro(the)r. Gil White." Near Fine First Edition in contemporary leather boards, rebacked, sprinkled edges. All engravings present including the double-folding frontispiece panorama of Selborne, two engraved title pages, and seven text engravings--6 full page (one of which folds out) & one half-page engraving with text above. Tipped onto the front endpaper is a page from "The Mirror" (1830) showing "The Birthplace of Reverend Gilbert White". Tipped-in the rear is a facsimile page from White's journal. "The only work on natural history which has attained the rank of an English Classic" (DNB). Here offered is the First Edition with an inscription by White to his brother and other related material. Copies of two autograph letters signed (ALS) by Gilbert White are also included with the book. A Rarity. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
 30.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne in the County of Southampton: With Engravings and an Appendix.

      London: Printed by T. Bensley for B. White and Son. 1789 - First edition. Quarto. Size of binding: 8 in. x 10 1/4 in. Two engraved titles and seven engraved plates, two of which are folding; errata leaf present. v, 468, [6, index], [1, errata] pp. With page 292 misnumbered as page 262; the text jumps from numbered p. 440 to numbered page 443 (omitting numbered pp. 441-442) although the text is continuous. Folding frontispiece plate, printed title-page, author's advertisement, followed by fly-title with engraved vignette. Index & errata, final blank leaf. Illustrated with two engraved title vignettes, and six engraved plates by Peter Mazell and Daniel Lerpinire. Bound in full, dark blue morocco by Riviere & Son, with their stamp on the front, lower leather turn-in. Five raised bands on the spine, with gilt titling and with richly gilded floral designs in compartments, triple gilt line borders, dentelles; marbled endpapers, top-edge gilt. The outer hinges show light wear. This book is a classic in early ornithology. Grolier English Literature 100, 62). Weight: 4 1/2 lbs. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
 31.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The natural history and antiquities of Selborne, in the county of Southampton: with engravings, and an appendix

      Printed by T. Bensley: for B. White and Son, at Horace&#146;s Head, Fleet-Street M,DCC,LXXXIX [1789], London - 4to: [2],vi,468 [i.e. 466],[14]pp, with two copper-engraved titles and seven plates (including the folding frontispiece) from drawings by Samuel Hieronymus Grimm, plus index and list of errata. Advertisement signed and dated: Gil. White. January 1st, 1788. Signature Ppp2 misnumbered Pp2; page 292 misnumbered 262; pp. 441-2 lacking in numbering only&#151;text is continuous. Bound by Bayntun in full red levant morocco, spine gilt in six compartments (central ornament in four, lettering in two), boards framed in gilt filet with dominant gilt diamond centerpiece, elaborate gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, two red silk page markera laid in. A Fine wide-margined example, vritually pristine (folding frontispiece lightly soiled, typical cross-toning from engravings). Provenance: Philadelphia bibliophile Herman Blum, with his gilt stamp, dated 10/30/51, on front fly leaf. Martin 90. Rothschild 2550. Grolier English 62. First Edition. "Selborne" is comprised of three epistolary sequences&#151;the letters addressed to Thomas Pennant (who, when White met him, was preparing the second edition of his British Zoology) and Daines Barrington (who had devised the design for a naturalist's annual notebook that White adopted for his own recorded-keeping) form the natural history portion, while the remainder, unaddressed, make up the account of parish antiquities. "In contrast to White's [earlier] observations of the natural world . . . Selborne is a literary work . . . [His] attention ran counter to the spirit of leading contemporaries, many of whom sought the generalization of knowledge . . . [Yet it] was precisely White's resistance to generalization, together with his unending flow of rich particularity, that enabled him to fulfill his main aim, that of encouraging his readers to give &#145;a more ready attention&#146; to the flora and fauna of their daily world. . . . [A]lthough he has had many imitators . . . nobody has managed to rival the grace and ease of White's writing, [which] has delighted readers for more than two centuries, and unites the cabinet (of specimens), the laboratory, and the study, not only with the open field and the leafy canopy of a wooded valley but also with the bare roof ledge outside the window, where pigeons coo, sparrows squabble, or the local robin taps for food." (ODNB). "Our chief interest in the volume, as a piece of bookmaking, centers in the illustrations, engraved by Peter Mazell and Daniel Lerpiniere. These comprise a vignette on the title-page to The Natural History, with a line from White's own poem, 'The Invitation to the Selborne"; seven plates, one, the large folding frontispiece, which is said to contain portrait of four of White's friends; and a vignette on the title-page of The Antiquities. (Grolier English Literature 100, 62) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
 32.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne in the County of Southampton: With Engravings, and an Appendix

      London Printed by T. Bensley for B. White and Son 1789 - With Engraved Plates [WHITE, Gilbert]. The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne. in the County of Southampton: With Engravings, and an Appendix London: Printed by T. Bensley for B. White and Son, 1789. First edition. Quarto. v, [1, blank], 468 (i.e., 466), [12, index], [1, errata], [1, blank] pp. Folding engraved frontispiece, two engraved title vignettes, and six engraved plates (one folding). Engravings by Peter Mazell and Daniel Lerpinire after drawing by Samuel Grimm. Bound by Riviere & Son in full olive morocco. Boards ruled in gilt. Spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. A very good copy. "That White&#146;s Selborne is the only work on natural history which has retained the rank of an English classic is admitted by general acclamation, as well as by competent critics, and numerous have been the attempts to discover the secret of its ever-growing reputation. Scarcely two of them agree, and no explanation whatever offered of the charm which invests it can be accepted as in itself satisfactory. If we grant what is partially true, that it was the first book of its kind to appear in this country, and therefore had no rivals to encounter before its reputation was established, we find that alone insufficient to account for the way in which it is still welcomed by thousands of readers, to many of whom&#151;and this especially applies to its American admirers&#151;scarcely a plant or an animal mentioned in it is familiar, or even known but by name" (D.N.B.). Grolier, 100 English, 62. Martin, pp. 90-94. HBS 64383. $2,750 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heritage Book Shop, ABAA]
 33.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Anatomicae Disquisitiones de Auditu et Olfactu

      Petri Galeatii, Ticini 1789 - [x], 101pp + plates. 16 large b/w plates. Front board detached. Rear board almost detached. Ex. Royal College of Surgeons Library. Text and plates in good condition Brown hardback half-leather cover [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
 34.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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.

      Nella Stamperia Pagliarini, Roma (Rome) 1789 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
 35.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        A COLLECTION OF THIRTY REMARKABLE NATIVITIES, TO ILLUSTRATE THE CANONS, AND PROVE THE TRUE PRINCIPLES OF ELEMENTARY PHILOSOPHY.

      W. Justins, Blackfriars, London 1789 - title continues ."Translated from the Latin of Placidus De Titus. To which is prefixed, to facilitate Astronomical calculations, Tables of Right Ascension, Declination, and Ascensional Difference, Tables of Double Horary Times, Semi-diurnal and Nocturnal Arcs; Sexagenary Tables, and Logistical Logarithms; Tables for equating the Seven Erratics; Table of Fixed Stars, &c. &c. The whole arranged in a concise and regular method, and exemplified with suitable matter to elucidate Elementary Agency, and to form an adept in the Sideral and Sublime Mysteries. Beautified and embellished with Thirty-six elegant engravings, and the nativity of that wonderful phenomenon, Oliver Cromwell. The whole carefully revised by M. Sibly." Newly rebound by Starr Bookworks in a handsome quarter chocolate brown leather with hand-marbled boards and silk headbands. Three raised spine bands, five panels with gilt borders and decoration, burgundy title and author panels with gilt lettering. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Claudius Ptolemy. 31 engraved plates at rear. Interior quite nice with some occassional foxing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: RON RAMSWICK BOOKS]
 36.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Oliver Cromwell dissolving the Long Parliament

      1789 - Incisione di mm 489 x 624 alla battuta. Buoni margini. Carta inglese vergata molto spessa. Da un famoso quadro di Benjamin West (Springfield, Pennsylvania, 10 ottobre 1738 &#150; Londra, 11 marzo 1820). Originario della Pennsylvania, si formò in patria come ritrattista: si trasferì poi in Italia, dove si specializzò nella realizzazione di dipinti a soggetto storico. Nel 1763 si stabilì in Gran Bretagna, dove ottenne un grande successo e numerosi incarichi ufficiali: nel 1772 succedette a Joshua Reynolds come presidente della Royal Academy. Notevole fu anche la sua influenza nello sviluppo della pittura negli Stati Uniti: presso il suo studio di Londra si formarono, infatti, numerosi artisti americani. La collaborazione con John Hall (Colchester, Essex, 21 Dec 1739; Londra, 7 April 1797) fu fortemente voluta dall'editore John Boydell, che ne aveva fatto l'incisore di punta della sua calcografia. Effettivamente le cinque lastre che riprodusse da dipinti di West furono grandemente apprezzate dal mondo culturale inglese, tanto che presto Hall venne fatto da Giorgio III incisore di corte.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Emiliana]
 37.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES.

      New York: Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine, [1789]. - 164,clxv-clxxvii pp. Folio. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards. Extremities worn. Contemporary ownership inscription on titlepage. Some light dampstaining along foredge. Very good, in original condition. In a blue half morocco and cloth box, spine gilt. The original collected printing of the Journal for the very first session of the House of Representatives. The first session covers the activities of the House from March 4 to Sept. 29, 1789, a period in which many important legislative events took place. Foremost among these was the discussion of the proposed Bill of Rights. Pages 102-105 contain some fine tuning of the language of some of the seventeen amendments originally proposed by the House (a preliminary version of the Bill of Rights is printed on pages 107-108), adoption of which was later defeated by the Senate. Numerous references to individual parts of the Bill of Rights are made throughout the first volume as well. The remainder of the Journal for the first session contains much of the important legislative foundation for the machinery of government, establishing the Treasury and War departments, regulating the Customs, Judiciary, Post Office, Mint, and the like. An important and valuable volume in the history of American government, recording all manner of legislative activities from the earliest days of the federal government. This copy bears the ownership inscription of Jeremiah Van Rensselaer (1738-1810), who served as a representative for New York during the First Congress. Van Rensselaer was a graduate of the College of New Jersey (later Princeton), who settled in his hometown of Albany. He was active in local politics and was an early supporter of the American cause against Britain. He served as a paymaster during the Revolution and was an Anti-Federalist after the war, opposing the new constitution. After serving in the First Congress, he went on to direct the Bank of Albany and serve as lieutenant governor under George Clinton. EVANS 22208. NAIP w027498.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 38.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


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

      Florence, per Gaetano Cambiagi Stamp. Granducale, 1789. - Small woodcut vignette of putti with grapes on title page. 182 pp., (1 l. errata). 2 works bound in 1 volume. Large 8°, contemporary tree calf (some wear at front joint, minor worming to rear cover), flat spine with crimson morocco lettering piece, gilt letter, marbled endleaves, marbled edges matching the endleaves. In very good to fine condition. 2 works bound in 1 volume. ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION, important because it includes the first printing of Vespucci's letter of 1502 to the Medici from Lisbon about his third voyage. It contains essays on the histories of Peter Martyr, Ferdinand Colombus, Oviedo, las Casas, Lopez de Gomarra, Antonio Herrera, Girolamo Benzone, Charlevoix, and Robertson, especially as they relate to accounts of Vespucci, as well as critiques of Canovai and Bandini. There is an essay on Vespucci's method of finding longitude. ---- Borba de Moraes (1983) I, 90. Rodrigues 356: "scarce." Sabin 3800. OCLC: 4285039 and others. ---- BOUND WITH: BARTOLOZZI, Francesco. @Apologia delle ricerche istorico-critiche circa alle scoperte d'Amerigo Vespucci . in confutazione della lettera seconda allo stampatore data col nome del Padre Canovai delle Scuole Pie. Florence: Gaetano Cambiagi, 1789. A very good to fine copy. 40 pp.FIRST AND ONLY EDITION, written to point out the errors in Canovai's @Elogio di Amerigo Vespucci, where it was stated that Vespucci reached America before Columbus and landed in Brazil before Cabral. * OCLC: 4285118 and others. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books]
 39.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Journal politique-national.

      S.l. [Paris], s.d., (1789), - 23 livraisons en un vol. in-8, pagination multiple, basane fauve marbrée, dos lisse cloisonné et fleuronné, encadrement de triple filet doré sur les plats, simple filet doré sur les coupes, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque). Coupes et coins frottés, petit travail de ver au mors supérieur mais bon exemplaire. Edition originale rare. Première série seule de ce périodique né de la collaboration de Sabatier de Castres et de Rivarol, mais dans lequel la plume de Rivarol est prépondérante : il sortit d'abord en juillet-août 1789 (notre série), puis en décembre de la même année (24 numéros, débordant sur janvier 1790) ; enfin, une dernière fois en mai-juin 1790 (seulement 8 numéros). Le mauvais vouloir des libraires à assurer la distribution de cette feuille non patriotique explique cette histoire chaotique, en fait très mal connue, qui conduisit les auteurs à espacer les abonnements, et à imprimer à Bruxelles plutôt que Versailles ou Paris, où avait pourtant débuté le journal. Chaque livraison fait environ 8 pages. Dans notre exemplaire, le numéro 18 se trouve par erreur relié après le 19. De surcroît, l'on a inséré, entre les numéros 8 et 9, la pièce : Lettre sur la capture de l'abbé Maury, à Péronne. S.l.n.d. [1789], 11 pp. Martin & Walter, Journaux, 859. Hatin, pp. 136-137. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
 40.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        TABLEAU des Opérations de l?Assemblée Nationale, d?après le Journal de Paris ; et auquel on a ajouté tous les articles de cette Feuille, qui peuvent intéresser les Arts et les Sciences. (5 volumes reliés).Tome premier : 400 p. - Tome troisième : 420 p. - Tome quatrième : 416 p. Tome cinquième : 400 p. Tomes sixième et septième : 416 et 240 p.

      Chez Hignou 1789 1790 1791 et 1792, Lausanne, - Plats marbré. Tranches rouges. Etiquettes de titre manuscrites aux dos. Cachet de possesseur (Louis Grangier de Fribourg). Intérieur en très bon état. Bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie du Varis]
 41.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE

      London for W. Strahan and T. Cadell 1788-1789 - 6 volumes. Volumes 1-3 are very early issues, volumes 4-6 are first issues of the first editions. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and 3 engraved maps, two of which are quite large and folding. With all half-titles. Large 4to, in the very rare complete original bindings. The books are very handsomely bound in fine contemporary full polished calf, the covers framed with elaborate gilt rolled borders surrounding borders made of multiple gilt tools, gilt ruled edges, the spines with handsome gilt decorated panel designs within compartments featuring elaborate borders and central gilt ornaments, black morocco lettering labels gilt decorated and stamped and with beautifully marbled end-leaves. vii, [13], 704; [iix], 640; [vi], 640; viii, [8]; 620; [viii], 684; [x], 646, general index, pp. A fine and very handsome set, excellently preserved and internally still crisp and unusually clean and fresh. Finding sets of Gibbon which have not been re-backed or rebound is a daunting task. Thus, copies in original calf of the period are truly elusive. This copy is especially well preserved and has only minor expert and very skillful strengthening or restoration. This binding work is nearly imperceptible and is not obtrusive in any way, but rather, restores the books to their original grandeur and strength. AN IMPORTANT AND EARLY ISSUANCE OF THE GREATEST HISTORICAL WORK EVER UNDERTAKEN, A COPY IN RARELY ENCOUNTERED "PRESENTATION" BINDINGS OF FULL DELUXE CONTEMPORARY POLISHED CALF, BEAUTIFULLY GILT DECORATED. Volumes four through six are first editions, the first three volumes being very early printings. As the first volume was printed in a first edition of only 1000 copies (the original plan was for only 500), it is rare to find complete sets of first editions. The success of the work was immediate. "I am at a loss," Gibbon wrote, "how to describe the success of the work without betraying the vanity of the writer. The first impression was exhausted in a few days; a second and third edition were scarcely adequate to the demand, and the bookseller's property was twice invaded by the pyrates of Dublin. My book was on every table, and almost on every toilette." Publication of this grand work placed Gibbon at the "very head of the literary tribe" in Europe, according to Adam Smith. "For twenty-two years Gibbon was a prodigy of steady and arduous application. His investigations extended over almost the whole range of intellectual activity for nearly fifteen-hundred years. And so thorough were his methods that the laborious investigations of German scholarship, the keen criticisms of theological zeal, and the steady researches of (two) centuries have brought to light very few important errors in the results of his labors. But it is not merely the learning of his work, learned as it is, that gives it character as a history. It is also that ingenious skill by which the vast erudition, the boundless range, the infinite variety, and the gorgeous magnificence of the details are all wrought together in a symmetrical whole. It is still entitled to be esteemed as the greatest historical work ever written" (Adams, Manual of Historical Literature, pp. 146-147). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
 42.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Gibbon's History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire in Six Volumes Quarto Abridged in Two Volumes Octavo [2 volumes complete]

      G Kearsley, Johnson' Head, Fleet Street 1789 - 2 volumes both in Good condition. Edgewear and corners bumped with vertical cracks down spine of Vol. 1 and volume label absent Chipping to spine of Vol. 1. Vol. 2 is bumped at extremities, vertical crack down back edge of spine. Both vols. have very light foxing to outer pages. Pages crisp and bright. 2 solid volumes. With bookplates of Thomas Somers-Cocks. xi + 569 pp + 2 pp pubs ads.: xi + 562 pp + 2 pp pubs ads. 8vo full calf with red gilt title labels and green volume labels. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: High Barn Books]
 43.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


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

      Printed for G. Kearsley, London 1789 - First edition of Abridged Editiion. Two Volumes. Contemporary full sprinkled calf, matching red morocco labels and gilt ruling to spines. An exemplary set, near fine internally, hinges expertly repaired. A nice example of Gibbon's enduring classic. In custom slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Edward Nudelman Rare Books]
 44.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Recueil de 6 textes.

      Slndn.d., - in-8, basane marbrée, dos lisse cloisonné et fleuronné, pièce de titre de maroquin brun, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Bel exemplaire.Intéressant ensemble comprenant : 1. LEFRANC DE POMPIGNAN (Jean-George). Le Lever de Baville, drame héroïque en 3 actes. Rome, Barbarini, s.d. (1789 ?), 92 pp. Un drame par l'archevêque de Vienne, président des États de Dauphiné, ministre d'État le 5 août 1789. La pièce oppose M. de Lamoignon, Bergasse et les abbés Maury et Morellet, esclaves, Beaumarchais, chef des esclaves 2. LETTRE écrite par plusieurs citoyens du clergé, de la noblesse & des communes du Dauphiné, à messieurs les Syndics-Généraux des États de Béarn. S.l.n.d., 8 pp. Des représentants des trois ordres - dont Henri Gagnon, médecin renommé et "homme éclairé", député de la ville de Grenoble, et grand-père maternel de Stendhal - justifient l'envoi de députés dauphinois aux États-Généraux. 3. LE GRAND Bailliage, comédie historique, en 3 actes et en prose. À Harcourt et à Rouen, Chez Liberté, à la Justice Triomphante, 1788, 92 pp. Comédie représentée à Rouen du 8 mai au 9 octobre 1788, "par une troupe de baladins, qui a été sifflée pour tous les bons citoyens". 4. DISSERTATION sur le point de savoir si le roi de France a le droit exclusif d'assembler les États-Généraux. S.l., 1788, 51 pp. Non cité dans Martin et Walter Anonymes. L'auteur souligne le droit de la Nation de se constituer en corps, quand les droits de la Nation sont en cause. Il s'ensuit la réunion commune du Roi, de ses tribunaux, et de ses représentants. 5. LETTRE DU ROI pour la convocation des États-Généraux, à Versailles, le 27 avril 1789. Et réglement y annexé. Paris, Imp. royale, 1789, 32 pp. Édition originale de cette pièce célèbre. 6. CODE NATIONAL, ou manuel français, à l'usage des trois ordres et principalement des députés aux prochains États-Généraux. En France, 1789, 192 pp. Non mentionné dans Martin et Walter Anonymes. Bornes de l'autorité royale. Droit de convoquer les États-Généraux ; pouvoir des États. Liberté de la presse. Réformes nécessaires. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
 45.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.