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

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Neueste Nachrichten von Surinam. Als Handbuch für Reisende und Beytrag zur Länderkunde, herausgegeben und mit Anmerkungen erläutert von Philipp Friedrich Binder.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        [Bookplate]: New York Society Library 1789

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Entomologia, Faunae Suecicae descriptionibus aucta; DD. Scopoli, Geoffroy, de Geer, Fabricii, Schrank, &c.speciebus vel in Systemate non enumeratis, vel nuperrime detectis, vel speciebus Galliae Australis locupletata, generum specierumque rariorum iconibus ornata; Curante & augente Carolo de Villers.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        Précis ou Cours d'Opérations sur la Chirurgie des Yeux, . 2 vols.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Globus Terrestris

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        Considérations politiques sur le commerce du Royaume, avec des observations sur les impôts qui nuisent à son activité ., précédées de réflexions particulières sur .le commerce de Picardie. Ouvrage destiné pour l'Assemblée des États Généraux. Par un citoyen.

      n.pl., n.n. 1789 - Two parts in one volume in 8vo; pp. (4), 100, (2); pp. 84; with 12 folding tables between pp. 8-9 of part I, numbered I-XII; contemporary half calf over marbled boards with small restorations to extremities, gilt lettering-piece renewed to style, first and last leaves a bit browned, else only minor browning or foxing in places. First edition, rare. The only bibliographical source is INED 1654. The first part deals with the sea trade of Picardie, and with fishing, agriculture and corn trade, manufacture and storage in general. The second part considers the role of the royal marine, the administration of colonies, finances, taxes, and legal matters. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        INSECTES.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        Iconografica Rappresentatione della inclita Citta di Venezia. 1789.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Relation d'une expédition à la Baye Botanique, située dans la Nouvelle Hollande, nommée par Cook, Nouvelle Galles Méridionale.

      Paris, Knapen fils, 1789. 1789 - 1 vol. in-8° de (195 x 122 mm.) de : [8] ff., 136 pp. Plein veau raciné d'époque, dos lisse orné, dentelle dorée encadrant les plats, roulette dorée sur les coupes, tranches mouchetées, gardes de papier marbré. (Un mors restauré). Première édition française dans la traduction par Charles Pougens de la relation de la découverte de la Nouvelle-Hollande par l'expédition britannique. Watkin Tench (1759-1833), marin britannique, s'embarqua à bord de La Charlotte, navire de la flotte expéditionnaire dirigée par le Captaine Arthur Philip. Son récit livre une description du pays, du déroulement de l'expédition et de l'installation de cette première colonie australienne qui deviendra Sydney. Provenance : Ex-Libris armorié « Comte Frédéric de Pourtalès ». Bel exemplaire. 1 vol. 8vo. Contemporary calf. Ex-Libris. First French edition in french. In this work, Watkin Tench (1759-1833), british sailor, offers an interesting description of the expedition and the settlement of the first colony in Australia. Fine copy. Chadenat, II-6143.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Observations sur le commerce des États d'Amérique

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        TRATADO GENERAL DE MONEDAS, PESAS, MEDIDAS Y CAMBIOS DE TODAS LAS NACIONES REDUCIDAS A LAS QUE SE USAN EN ESPAÑA

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

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

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

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

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

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        MEMOIRES ET LETTRES DE MADAME DE MAINTENON

      Je Dufour et Ph.roux, Maastricht 1789 - 16 volumes, uniformly bound in full tree calf, gilt decorated spines, spines a little rubbed, minor blemishes to the bindings of volumes 5,7,10 and 13, library plate inside each volume. Volumes 1-6: Beaumelle (M. de la)- MEMOIRES POUR SERVIR A L'HISTOIRE DE MADAM DE MAINTENON, Et a celle du Siecle pase, Volumes 7-15: LETTRES DE MADAME DE MAINTENON Volume 16: LES SOUVENIR DE MADAME DE CAYLUS, pour servir de Supplement aux Memoires et Lettres de Mad. De Maintenon. Avec des notes de M. de Voltaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dignité du commerce, et de l'état de commerçant

      Paris, chez la Veuve Tilliard et fils 1789 - One volume in 8vo; pp. X, (3)-312, complete; contemporary full calf, school-price binding "Lycée de Lyon, prix donné par la ville, An VIII", stamped in gilt to front cover, spine gilt with gilt lettering-piece, upper spine end with very small repair, back cover with a few scratches, exlibris to front cover pastedown, prelims browned, title page with small stamp and a bit foxed, last two leaves wrinkled and with faint races of humidity in upper margin, else clean and crisp, a very good copy. First edition. Anquetil-Duperron (1731-1805) was an important orientalist and interpreter of the French king. This curious and rare book is a vehement attack against the disparagement of commerce at his time and the negative consequences of this attitude for the French economy and society. INED 64, Menger c. 543 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Paris: Didot l'Aîné, 1789 - 5 volumes, octavo (197 × 121 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, blind rule border to covers, spines decorated gilt in compartments, red and green labels, marbled endpapers. Two corners very lightly rubbed, a superb copy, in excellent condition. Acquisition note dated 1791 to the free endpaper of volume 1. Rare first edition in French of Steuart's Inquiry into the principles of political oeconomy, the translation prepared by Étienne de Sénovert upon the request of Alexandre Vandermonde. Vandermonde, a strong supporter of the Revolution, member of the Académie des Sciences and teacher in political economy at the newly created École Normale, saw that Steuart's work made points not focused on in Adam Smith's more widely translated works. Kress S.5268; not in Einaudi, Goldsmiths' or Mattioli. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        La Voix du peuple, ou Les Anecdotes politiques du bon-homme Richard, sur les affaires du temps. N° I [-IV].

      Paris, Lagrange, 1789, - 4 livraisons en un vol. in-8, 235 pp. en numérotation continue, cartonnage Bradel de papier marbré, étiquette de titre sur le premier plat (reliure moderne). Bon exemplaire.Collection complète de tout ce qui a paru de ce périodique rare, rédigé par Marcillac, et qui alterne nouvelles de l'Assemblée Nationale et informations sur l'Amérique du Nord (Marcillac était quaker, ce qui explique peut-être cet intérêt). Hatin, p. 153. Martin & Walter, Journaux, 1407 (ne connaît que 2 livraisons). Deschiens, 597 (ne connaît que 3 livraisons). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        HISTORIA DE LA CONQUISTA DE MEXICO.

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Three manuscript catalogues, all highly legible, of the library at Schloss Arenfels, near Bad Honningen in the Rhineland

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

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        Decamerone di Messer Giovanni Boccaccio Cittadino Fiorentino, Volumes I-IV [4 volumes]

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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