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        TREATISE OF THE MATERIA MEDICA

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

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, inc.o ABAA]
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        An Abridgment of Portlock and Dixon's Voyage round the World, performed in 1785, 1786, 1787 and 1788

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Kokesai kyuho (Emergency remedies for the benefit of the people).

      [n.p.], 1789-90., Kyoto: - 3 vols. Approximately 300 double pages, including nearly 150 woodblock illustrations. Original wrappers with printed labels; interior with minor browning and occasional wormholes, otherwise a fine and complete copy preserved in a folding box. Probably one of the earliest illustrated accounts of Japanese medicine, compiled by the famous court physician Tamba Gentoku, also known as Taki Angen. The work is intended to promulgate medical knowledge among the common people, describing how to remedy maladies of various kinds without the aide of a physician. The illustrations, many botanical in nature, cover every phase of emergency treatment, including revival of the drowned or intoxicated by artificial respiration and treatment by massage (see illustrations in Castiglioni in his History of Medicine). Of particular interest is an illustration of the most famous of all moxa spots ("sanri"), located on the antero-lateral aspect of the (left) leg, with detailed directions on how to "know" it. Among the many aspects of emergency medicine, the author treats the following: Vol. I. Loss of consciousness, including apoplexy, sexual intercourse, paralysis, sunstroke, cholera, epilepsy, intoxication, etc.; Vol. II Vomiting blood, blood in urine, jaundice, deafness, obstructed urethra, lockjaw, wounds, cuts, contususions, eye injury, scalds and burns, frostbite, etc.; Vol. III. Death and violent death, suffocation, starvation, hanging, drowning, freezing and lightning, foreign objects in parts of the body, accidental poising, plants, grains, alcohol and ptomaine, prenatal emergencies, fetal movement, hemorhage, eclampsia, difficult births, postnatal emergencies, septicemia and menorrhagia, infantgile emergencies, stillbirth, convultions, roseola, infamtum, etc.

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

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

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        Genera Plantarum Secundum Ordines Naturales Disposita, Juxta Methodum in Horto Parisiensi Exaratam, Anno M.DCC.LXXIV

      Herissant et Théophilum Barrois, Paris 1789 - Dos à faux nerfs orné de filets et caissons dorés, pièce de titre noire, plats marbrés. Premières pages lég rognées au coin inférieur droit, et 100 dernières pages avec tache au coin supérieur droit. Ex libris manuscrit sur la page de titre, 2p, Extrait des registres de l'Académie Royale des Sciences: compte rendu de l'ouvrage signé par Condorcet, Fougeroux de Bondaroy, Desfontaines, et Delamarck.Puis extrait des registres de la Société Royale de Médecine signé Vicq D'Azur, 24 p, Introduction LXXIIp, 496 p (index compris); la dernière page d'index a été rajoutée en écriture manuscrite de l'époque, gardes postérieures. Edition originale de l'ouvrage fondamental de Jussieu. Etape importante dans l'histoire de la botanique: Jussieu a établi une classification botanique complète; "Genera Plantarum" est le plus grand ouvrage de taxinomie botanique. Sa méthode naturelle qui divise les plantes en genres et en familles est toujours en usage. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Elementos De Mineralogía. Traducción al Castellano Por Francisco Campuzano.

      Plácido Barco López, Madrid 1789 - Portada grabada - 2 hojas - 28 pp. - XVI pp. - 384pp. y 1 lámina. Muy correcto ejemplar, solo pequeña mácula en el margen blanco superior de algunos folios, muy bien encuadernado en el siglo XX en pergamino antiguo. Lomera pintada. Size: 4ºmenor [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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        Nouveau Dictionnaire Historique Ou Histoire Abrégée DeTous Les Hommes Qui Se Sont Fait Un Nom Par Des Talens, Des Vertus, Des Forfaits, Des Erreur, etc., Depuis Le Commencement Du Monde à Nos jours [.], Par Une société De Gens De Lettres

      G. Leroy et Bruyset Frères, Caen, Lyon 1789 - Neuf volumes de XL, 495 - 704 - 776 - 718 - 607 - 637 - 535 - 602 - 534 pages. Reliures uniformes de l'époque en plein veau marbré, (petites restaurations à 4 coiffes, quelques coins légèrement usés). Dos à nerfs, ornés de caissons, fleurons, palmettes, dorés. Pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin vert, titres et chiffres dorés. Tranches marbrées. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Ancienne Dornier]
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        RECUEIL DES PLANS DE BATAILLES, SIEGES ET COMBATS, ARRIVES DANS LES EXPEDITIONS MEMORABLES DA LA GUERRE DE SEPT ANS, POUR SERVIR A L'INTELLIGENCE DES OEUVRES POSTHUMES DE FREDERIC II, ROI DE PRUSSE. [Lbc]

      J. G. Treuttel, Amsterdam 1789 - Military; Maps, Military; French Revolution; 18th Century; Patial color and b/w; Folio 13" - 23" tal; Recueil des plans de batailles, sieges et combats, arrives dans les expeditions memorables da la guerre de sept ans, pour servir a l'intelligence des oeuvres Posthumes de Frederic II, roi de Prusse. Contemporary boards worn. Binding sound. 17 x 13.5". Engraved, partly hand-colored table + 17 (18 of 19 total) engraved partly hand-colored battle maps [1756-1759]- primarily large double-page & folding. Occasionally slightly toned but generally clean of markings and tears. On good quality paper. Ex-library - blind stamp on title page. ; 5 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        NOUVEL ESSAI SUR LE JEU DES ECHECS AVEC LES REFLEXIONS MILITAIRES

      Aux dépens de l ' Auteur, La Haye 1789 - VIII , X , 254 pp . Figures dans les texte ( différentes situations du jeu ) .Volume broché tel que paru , non rogné et conservé dans son cartonnage éditeur d' attente en plein papier marbré contrecollé au dos sur toile de jute et sur carton pour les plats . Bon état . Size: In 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Death of General Wolfe

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

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        CLAROS VARONES DE CASTILLA, y letras de Fernando del Pulgar consejero, secretario y cronista de los Reyes Católicos Don Fernando y Doña Isabel

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

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

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

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

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

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        AMS.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The American Geography: A View of the Present Situation of the United States of America

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

      [Bookseller: Shirley Dyess, Inc. dbaThe Dust Jacket]
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        Examen du gouvernement d'Angleterre, comparé aux institutions des Etats-Unis. Où l'on réfute quelques assertions contenues dans l'ouvrage de M. Adams, intitulé : Apologie des constitutions des Etats-Unis d'Amérique, & dans celui de M. Delolme, intitulé : De la Constitution d'Angleterre. Par un cultivateur de New-Jersey. Ouvrage traduit de l'Anglois, & accompagné de notes.

      Londres-Paris, Froullé 1789 - in-8, VIII-291 pp., demi-veau brun, dos lisse orné (Ateliers Laurenchet). Première traduction française, donnée par Fabre : l'originale américaine était parue en 1787. William Livingston (1723-1790) fut gouverneur du New Jersey pendant la Guerre d'Indépendance américaine, et conserva ce poste jusqu'à sa mort. Importantes notes de Dupont de Nemours sur les constitutions. Sabin, 41646 (avec une collation erronée).

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        LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW-YORK, COMPRISING THE CONSTITUTION, AND THE ACTS OF THE LEGISLATURE SINCE THE REVOLUTION.I-II, 1789

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

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        August Gottlieb Richter's Anfangsgründe der Wundarzney Kunst. Erster bis siebter Band (7 Bände kpl.)

      Johann Christian Dieterich, Göttingen - Mischauflage; 1789 - 1804; 7 Bände; insgesamt mit 45 teils gefalteten Kupferstichen chirugischer Instrumente; Erster Band: 568 S., mit 8 Kupfertafeln, 3. Aufl. 1799, Inhalt: Von den allgemeinen Entzündungskrankheiten: Von den äußerlichen ächten Entzündungen, Von dem Eytergeschwüre, Von dem kalten Brande, Von der Rose, Von den Verbrennungen, Von den Erfrierungen, Von dem Blutgeschär, Von dem Karfunkel, Von den Hieb- Schnitt und Stichwunden, Von den Mitteln zur geschwinden Vereinigung der Wunden, Von den Schußwunden, Von den Quetschungen, Von den Blutungen der Wunden, Von den Nervenzufällen der Wunden, Vom Scirrhus und Krebse, Von den Balggeschwülsten, Von dem Ueberbeine, Von der Pulsadergeschwulst, Von den Blutaderknoten, Von den Polypen, Von den Warzen, Von den Hühneraugen, Von der Wassergeschwulst, Von der Windgeschwulst Von den Fleischgeschwüren, Von den Fisteln, Von dem Beinfraße, Von den künstlichen Geschwüren; Zweiter Band: 514 S., mit 5 Kupfertafeln, 2. Aufl. 1789, Inhalt: Von den Krankheiten des Kopfs: Von den Kopfwunden, Von dem Hirnbruche, Von der Kopfwassersucht, Von dem gespaltenen Rückgrade, Von den Wunden des Angesichts, Von der Speichelfistel, und einigen anderen Zufällen an den Backen, Von der Haasenscharte, Von dem Krebse, und einigen anderen Zufällen an den Lippen, Von den Krankheiten der Oberkinnbackenhöhlen, Von den Krankheiten der Stirnhöhlen, Von der Thränenfistel, Von den Entzündungen und den Wunden der Augenlieder, Von den zusammengewachsenen Augenlidern, Von der Umkehrung der Augenlider, Von der Trichiasis, Von der Ptosis, Von dem Hasenauge, Von den Geschwülsten der Augenlider; Dritter Band: 528 S., mit 4 gefaltete Kupfertafeln, 1. Aufl. 1795, Inhalt: Von den Krankheiten der Augen: Von der Augenentzündung, Von dem Eyterauge, Von den künstlichen Augen, Von den undurchsichtigen Flecken der Hornhaut, Von dem Staphylom, Von dem graue Staare, Von dem Vorfalle der Regenbogenhaut, Von der verschloßenen Pupille, Von der widernatürlichen Erweiterung der Pupille, Von der Augenwassersucht, Von dem Vorfalle des Augapfels, Von der Ausrottung des Augapfels, Vom schwarzen Staare, Von dem Doppelsehen, Von der Halbsichtigkeit, Von der Tag- und Nachtblindheit, Von der Kurzsichtigkeit und Weitsichtigkeit, Von den Flecken und Funken vor den Augen, Von verschiedenen Gattungen des fehlerhaften Gesichts; Vierter Band: 428 S., mit 5 Kupfertafeln, 2. Aufl. 1800: Inhalt: Von den Krankheiten des Mundes: Von der Fröschleingeschwulst, Von den Fehlern des Zungenbändchens, Von den Krankheiten der Zunge, Von den Krankheiten der Mandeln, Von den Krankheiten des Gaumens, Von den Krankheiten des Zahnfleisches, Von den Krankheiten der Zähne, Von den Halskrankheiten: Von den Halswunden, Von den fremden Körpern in der Speiseröhre, dem Magen und dem Darmkanale, Von der Luftröhrenöffnung, Vom schiefen Halse, Von der Parotis, Vom Kropfe, Von den Brustkrankheiten: Von den Brustwunden, Von der Eröffnung der Brusthöhle, Von den Krankheiten der Brüste; Fünfter Band: 472 S., mit 7 Kupfertafeln, 1. Aufl. 1798, Inhalt: Von den Krankheiten des Unterleibes: Von den Bauchwunden, Von dem Leberabscesse, Von der Gallenfistel, Von dem Nierenabscesse, Von dem Psoasabcesse, Von der Bauchwassersucht, Von dem künstlichen After, Von den angewachsenen Brüchen, Von der Radikalkur der Brüche, Von dem Netzbruche, Von den kleinen Brüchen, Von dem angeborenen Bruche, Von den Schenkelbrüchen, Von dem Nabelbruche, Von den Bauchbrüchen, Von dem Rückenbruche; Sechster Band: 476 S., mit 4 Kupfertafeln, 1. Aufl. 1799, Inhalt: Von den Krankheiten des Unterleibes. Fortsetzung: Von dem Mutterscheidenbruche, Von dem Mittelfleischbruche, Von dem Blasenbruche, Von dem Bruche des eyförmigen Loches, Von dem Wasserbruche, Von dem Blutbruche, Von dem Fleischbruche, Von dem Krampfaderbruche, Von der Hodenentzündung, Von dem Krebse am Hodensack, Von der Amputation des männlichen Gliedes, Von der Phimosis, Von der Paraphimmosis, Von der Urinverhaltung, Von dem Blasenstiche, Von den Urin [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        PETIT (LE) TRÉSOR DES ARTISTES ET DES AMATEURS DES ARTS, ou le guide sûr et infaillible des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, Graveurs, Architectes, Décorateurs, etc., dans le choix des sujets allégoriques ou emblematiques qu’ils ont à employer dans leurs compositions.

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

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

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

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        Vita di M. Jacopo Sansovino scultore e architetto della repubblica di Venezia Seconda edizione.

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

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        Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Guide;

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

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        THE CASE OF HIS MAJESTY'S SUBJECTS, SETTLED ON THE COAST OF YUCATAN, IN THE BAY OF HONDURAS, UNDER THE SPECIAL AND SOLE PROTECTION OF THE CROWN OF SPAIN.

      London: Printed for T. Cadell in the Strand, 1789. - [2],51,[1]pp. [bound with:] THE CASE OF HIS MAJESTY'S SUBJECTS HAVING PROPERTY IN AND LATELY ESTABLISHED UPON THE MOSQUITO SHORE IN AMERICA.SUPPLEMENT TO THE PRECEDING FIRST SECTION OF THE CLAIMANTS' CASE, RESPECTING THEIR SETTLEMENTS AND POSSESSIONS ON THE MOSQUITO SHORE. London: Printed for T. Cadell in the Strand, 1789. [2],72,17,[1]pp. [bound with:] THE CASE OF THE AGENT TO THE SETTLERS ON THE COAST OF YUCATAN; AND THE LATE SETTLERS ON THE MOSQUITO-SHORE. STATING THE WHOLE OF HIS CONDUCT, IN SOLICITING COMPENSATION FOR THE LOSSES, SUSTAINED BY EACH OF THOSE CLASSES OF HIS MAJESTY'S INJURED AND DISTRESSED SUBJECTS. [London]: Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand, 1793. [4],179pp. In this copy the third title in our description is bound first, with the next two following it. Quarto. Contemporary marbled paper boards with new calf backstrip and corners, gilt leather spine label. A few leaves with light foxing, else quite clean internally. Very good. This is the complete complement of works arising out of the long-standing dispute between England and Spain over the English colonization of the Mosquito Coast in Central America. Latin America had historically been controlled by Spain (for the most part) though the English established a presence in Central America in the seventeenth century, represented mostly by buccaneers or logwood cutters. By the mid-eighteenth century the region had several hundred British settlers, and their right to live in the area was seemingly affirmed by Spain in the 1763 Treaty of Paris, which ended the Seven Years' War. However, in 1779 Spain entered the American Revolutionary War as an ally of France, which had just made a treaty of alliance with the United States. This precipitated a Spanish attack on British settlements in the Mosquito Coast, in which a large amount of British property was destroyed. The Convention of London of 1786 between England and Spain called for the evacuation of British subjects from the Mosquito Coast. The arguments of the English claimants to losses that resulted from the 1779 attack and the 1786 treaty are laid out in great detail in this group of texts. Included are a historical sketch of the region and of the English presence there, a detailed chronological description of the conflict with Spain, and an account of English monetary damages and losses. Robert White was the lead counselor on behalf of the claimants. A search of OCLC reveals only three institutions that have all three of the titles listed above, the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, and the Huntington Library. Rare, and quite interesting with regard to this manifestation of the Anglo- Spanish rivalry in America. SABIN 103448, 103447, 51077. PALAU 375018, 375017.

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

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

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

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

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        La Música. Poema, por Tomás de Yriarte.

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

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        LA MUSICA POEMA

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

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

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

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        Resultado De Las Experiencias Hechas Sobre El Alcanfor De Murcia.

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

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        Essai Historique et Militaire sur l'Art de la Guerre Depuis son Origine jusqu'à nos Jours. Volume 1 ONLY

      Bleut., Paris 1789 - iv, 363pp, 3 folding plates. Volume 1 ONLY. Light wear, some cracking to front hinge, rubbing to corner, stamp of Polish militay academy to half title and title page. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        A Journey Through the Crimea to Constantinople. In a Series of Letters from the Right Honourable Elizabeth Lady Craven to His Serene Highness The Margrave of Brandenburg, Anspach, and Bareith. Written in the Year M DCC LXXXVI (1786). The Second Edition.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Atlas geographique et universel.

      Paris: chez Dezauche, 1789 - 2 volumes, folio (453 × 375 mm). Contemporary calf, rebacked, red morocco labels. Somewhat rubbed and with some restoration at the corners, light dampstain in the lower margin of vol. I, slightly heavier at the title page which has been reinforced with archival tissue, map of Paris shaved to the ruled border at the upper margin, a few minor splits and chips in the margins, but overall very good. Engraved allegorical title page and contents leaves to each and 151 double-page or folding maps, coloured in outline in all. First edition thus and uncommon (just four listings on OCLC, three of these for the BNF, and no complete copy at auction for 30 years). Jean-Claude Dezauche was one of the geographer-publishers most influential in the establishment of the French theoretical approach to cartography. This movement, which downplayed the decorative elements esteemed by the Dutch school and accentuated the importance of scientific rigour and accuracy, can be traced back to the work of Guillaume Delisle - "one of the key figures in the development of French cartography" (Tooley) - who had studied under Jean-Dominique Cassini, director of the Paris observatory. Delisle's business was inherited by his son-in-law Philippe Buache, who had studied with him, and who entered the Depôt des Cartes et Plans de Marine in 1721, in 1729 being appointed "premier géographe du roi", a position previously held by his father-in-law. On his death, his widow sold his work to Jean Nicholas Buache de la Neuville, Philippe's nephew, and in 1780 Dezauche bought it from him together with work by Delisle, Jaillot and others. He in turn made his own alterations and improvements to the maps, and then re-issued them in a revised form, for example the twin- and four-hemispheric world maps in volume I, the former dated 1792, have been revised to include the latest discoveries from Cook's voyages. An excellent, complete and inclusive French atlas of the eighteenth century. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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