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        La Henriade, poeme, suivi qe quelques autres poemes

      Société Littéraire-Typographique, (Kehl) 1789 - Grand in-4 (322 x 250 mm), maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs orné, dentelle entourant les plats, sur les coupes et intérieure, tranches dorées (reliure d'époque). Premier tirage du portrait de Henri IV gravé par Tardieu d'après F. Pourbus et des 10 figures de Moreau le Jeune gravées par de Launay, Danbrun, Guttenberg, etc. Préface par Marmontel. La Henriade est suivie de nombreux essais et poèmes, parmi lesquels : Dissertation sur la mort d'Henri IV, Procès criminel de Ravaillac, Essai sur la poésie épique, Le Temple du gout. Ex-libris P. Dupont, et Jean Furstenberg. (Cohen, 1028). (défauts d'usage, frottements sur les coupes et les plats, défauts aux coiffes, papier gondolé, rousseurs claires). // Tall quarto (322 x 250 mm), red morocco, spine tooled raised on bands, dentelle border on covers, turns-in and inside, gilt edges (contemporary binding). First printing of the portrait of Henri IV engraved by Tardieu after F. Pourbus and the 10 plates by Moreau le Jeune, engraved by de Launay, Danbrun, Guttenberg, etc. Preface by Marmontel. After "La Henriade" there are numerous essais and poems : Dissertation sur la mort d'Henri IV, Procès criminel de Ravaillac, Essai sur la poésie épique, Le Temple du gout, etc. Book-plate P. Dupont, and Jean Furstenberg. (Cohen, 1028). (defects of use, rubbings on turns-in and covers, defects on top and bottom of spine, curly paper, light brownings).

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        COLECCION DE PRAGMATICAS Y REALES CEDULAS DE SU MAJESTAD Y AUTOS ACORDADOS 1766

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Gerona. 1789. Sobre Instruccion, y Eleccion de Diputados, y Personero del comun, con un Tratado de las facultades de los mismos. Obra util para los Jueces Eclesiasticos, y Seculares, Abogados, Escribanos, Ayntamientos de las Ciudades, Villas y Lugares, y para todo estado de personas. 21,5x16. 5h+44p+7p+(121)+8p+24p+8p+16p+164p+8p+ Continuacion de 164 a 169 pag. Pergamino. lomera rotulada. Muy buen estado de la Obra. Ref 5.2 Biblioteca A.

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        Disertacion historica sobre la aparición de SAN ISIDRO LABRADOR, patron de Madrid, a los Reyes de Castilla, Aragon y Navarra, y a todo el exercito Christiano, antes de la famosa batalla de las Navas de Tolosa.

      Madrid, Imprenta Real, 1789 - -12 x 19 cm.- , 283 págs. Enc. en plena piel, pasta española de época, con dorados en el lomo. (MAGNÍFICO EJEMPLAR.) [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,.Were There Shipwrecked, In The Antelope, A Packet Belonging To The Honourable East India Company.

      London: Printed For Captain Wilson.G. Nicol, 1789. - Third edition. 4to., rebound in tan half calf, marble boards, leather spine labels, xxvii, (i), 378pp. With an engraved frontis portrait of Wilson, a large folding chart of the islands, 15 engraved plates (including 1 folding view of the island.) Some offsetting from the plates, a touch of foxing in the folds of the folding view, a few plates have some light foxing in the margins but o/w a fine copy. " In August, 1783, the Antelope, commanded by Henry Wilson of the East India Company's Marines, ran on a rock near one of the Pelew Islands, and became a wreck. This group of islands had been sighted by the Spaniards but never explored. Captain Wilson and his crew were well treated by the natives, and in time they managed to build a small vessel from the wreck, in which they were able to reach Macao, taking with them one of the king's sons. Wilson took him to England where he later died of small pox." (Cox II p.303, see Hill I for first edition of 1788.) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Account of the Pelew Islands , Situated in the Western part of the Pacific Ocean

      London: printed for Captain Wilson, 1789. Octavo, with portraits of Captain Wilson and Prince Lee Boo and a folding map; a very good uncut copy in early twentieth-century olive half calf, spine gilt, joints a little rubbed. First octavo edition. Keate's book on the discovery of the Palau islands was one of the most popular eighteenth-century books on the Pacific. In 1783, the Antelope was wrecked on an uncharted reef near Palau; 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, son of King Abba Thule (Ibedul). Over the coming weeks Captain Wilson of the Antelope became embroiled in conflicts between Ibedul and chieftans of other islands to in the northern archipelago. Le Boo travelled with them to England, but died soon after of smallpox. This account did much to reinforce the idea of the noble savage, but was also the main source for early knowledge of the Palau islands in Micronesia. It incorporates a life of Lee Boo in 29 pages complete with a poignant description of his death and the monument erected in his honour by the East India Company. The book concludes with a short grammar of the Pelew Islands. Of special interest is the large folding map measuring 560 x 355 mm., detailing the area now known as Micronesia. The map extends from the eastern coast of China, the Philippines, then the Palau archipelago, Guam and the Caroline islands. An engraved notation at the lower margin states that the map was published in London on the first of May 1788, at the request of Captain Wilson.

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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: George Goulding, 1789. Quarto, folding frontispiece map, and 21 plates and maps (a number folding); occasional little light off-setting; a very good copy in original full calf with contrasting title label. The Northwest coast. First edition of Dixon's narrative, a companion to Portlock's account of the same voyage. The voyage was initiated by the King George's Sound Company, with the intention of establishing the fur trade in North America, although the Company's two ships - the Queen Charlotte under Dixon, and the King George commanded by Portlock - also called in at the Isle of Guernsey, Cape Verde Islands, Falkland Islands, Cape Horn, Sandwich Islands (three times), Macao, Canton, and St. Helena. 'Dixon's voyage is important as a supplement to Captain Cook and for its contributions to the natural history of the Pacific Northwest… The work previously done by Cook along the northwest coast of America was mapped more definitely by Dixon, who discovered the Queen Charlotte Islands, Port Mulgrave, Norfolk Bay, and Dixon Entrance and Archipelago while continuing down the coast and trading with the Indians' (Hill). Though often catalogued as the work of William Beresford, whose letters to a friend signed "W.B." form the basis of the work, Dixon contributed the highly important maps, made substantial additions to the text, and edited the entire work.

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        Moses Mendelssohns kleine philosophische Schriften. Mit einer Skizze seines Lebens und Charakters von D. Jenisch, Prediger an der Marienkirche.

      Friedrich Vieweg dem älteren,, Berlin, 1789 - Berlin, Friedrich Vieweg dem älteren, 1789. Klein-8°. 16,5 cm. [3] Blatt, 250 Seiten. Einfacher Pappband der Zeit, gebunden. Erste Ausgabe. WG 36. Einband mit stärkeren Gebrauchsspuren, berieben, bestoßen. Stempel auf Vorsatz. Innen gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. Einfacher Pappband der Zeit, gebunden. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Assemble National

      nbsp;201-300,301-399, 408-454,455-526 (1790);601-700, 701-800, 801-862(1791); 377-428, 429-487, 488-547 (1793/4); 731-758, 819-877, 878-936, 937-996, 997-1056, 1057-1092; 1-56, 118-174, 175-233,234-295, 296-331; 1-63, 64-138, 453-515, 516-584; 64-130; 1-32, 33-66. 1789 - %0D%0AA 29volume originalpartialset,ranging from 1789-1798,of the French Periodical Journal des dbats. %0D%0AThe Journal des dbats (French: Journal of Debates) was a French newspaper, published between 1789 and 1944 that changed title several times. Created shortly after the first meeting of the Estates-General of 1789, it was, after the outbreak of the French Revolution, the exact record of the debates of the National Assembly, under the title Journal des Dbats et des Dcrets (Journal of Debates and Decrees). %0D%0APublished weekly rather than daily, it was headed for nearly forty years by Bertin l'An and was owned for a long time by the Bertin family. During the First Empire, it was opposed to Napoleon, and had a new title imposed on it, the Journal de l'Empire. %0D%0ADuring the first Bourbon Restoration (181314), the Journal took the title Journal des Dbats Politiques et Littraires, and, under the second Restoration, it took a conservative rather than reactionary position. Under Charles X and his entourage, the Journal changed to a position supporting the liberal opposition represented by the Doctrinaires (Guizot, Royer-Collard, etc. ) (18271829). %0D%0AThe Journal des Dbats was the most read newspaper of the Restoration and the July Monarchy, before being surpassed by Emile de Girardin's La Presse and later by Le Petit Journal. The many contributions established the Journal's reputation as a major influence on French culture, and especially French literature for the first half of the 19th century. %0D%0ADuring the German occupation, the Journal continued to be published, which caused it to be suppressed after the Liberation of Paris in 1944. %0D%0ACollated and Complete. %0D%0ARare in the original wraps. %0D%0ACondition: %0D%0ABound in contemporarypaper boards, others detached and bound in ribbon. Externally rather worn, with the paper to the spines coming away to some volumes, as well as handling and tidemarks. Ink inscriptions of date to some front boards. The hinges are starting to some volumes but the set is generally firmly bound. Pages vary incondition - whilst generally clean, they have endured browning owing to their age, and there are scattered tidemarks and spotting throughout. Some pages uncut. Contemporary ink stamps to some pages. Overall: GOOD ONLY. %0D%0A [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Anweisung zur guten Pferdezucht und Wartung

      Halle, Johann Jacob Gebauer, 1789. auch wie man ein guter Pferdekenner werden könne nebst einer Beylage von den Betrügereiyen der Roßhändler, mit zwey Kufpern. Einband berieben und bestossen, am Buchrücken angerissen. Stempel auf dem Vorblatt. Seiten und Stiche durchgehend mit Stockflecken. Ein Stich löchrig

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        A picturesque tour through Holland, Brabant, and part of France.

      Made in the autumn of 1789,2 vols. 2 engr. titles with 2 diff.aquatint vign. & 45 charming plates. 42 aquatints, 1 line-engr. & 2 line- & stipple- engr. Fine gilt redmor. London.for T.& I Egerton,1790. 213-209pp.

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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

      London: John Stockdale, 1789. Quarto, with a frontispiece portrait and 19 maps, plans and plates including five coloured natural-history plates; offsetting from most plates and general toning throughout; a large copy in contemporary marbled calf, gilt-panelled spine darkened and worn, joints repaired. Portlock on the Northwest coast and to Hawaii. First edition: an example of the rarer de luxe issue, on larger and thicker paper and with the five natural history plates especially coloured.

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        Entomologie ou histoire naturelle des insectes

      Paris: Baudoin, Lanneua & Desray, 1789-1790-1795-1795-1807-, 1808. Eight volumes, large quarto, hand-coloured frontispiece by Audebert and 362 finely hand-coloured plates, the plates neatly annotated in early manuscript with the genera of the insects; a handsome set in early nineteenth century tan quarter calf, banded spine gilt with double red morocco labels, a few bumps and the marbled boards a little scuffed, wear to hinges. Australian insects collected by Banks and Labillardiere. The first major comparative study to illustrate Australian insects. Published over twenty years, this is a splendid set of this important work of entomology. The hand-coloured plates are bound separately in two volumes, as issued, and an early owner of this set has made extensive manuscript note to the plates, naming every specimen. Although the entomological works of John Lewin and Edward Donovan (both published 1805) have rightly been accorded iconic status in Australian natural history, this work by Olivier has not been given any real attention despite the fact that the first four volumes date from the last decade of the eighteenth century. Scores of Australian insects are illustrated here for the first time - by our count at least 98 are firmly attributed to Australia or Van Diemens Land - most of them by comparison with the originals in the collection of Sir Joseph Banks. A selection of New Zealand bugs and others from Pacific islands also derives from the Banks collection. Olivier built on the work of the scholars of his day, and was particularly reliant on the work of his contemporary Johann C. Fabricius, who printed the earliest textual description of any insects collected on the Endeavour voyage in 1775. Olivier's brief but gracious avertissement in the first volume here suggests that the primary resources for this work were the collections of Linnaeus, the descriptions of Fabricius, and the entomological riches of London. First among equals in London, Olivier notes, is of course Banks, who personally made valuable collections during his voyages around the world with Captain Cook ("La riche collection d'insectes que ce célèbre naturaliste à rapportés de ses voyages autour du globe, avec le Capitaine Cook…"). Not only did Banks himself collect on the voyage, but his interest in insects made Soho Square the paramount collection in London over the succeeding decades, as his friends and colleagues vied for the chance to supply non-descript insects; this is neatly shown by the fact that of the bugs from all parts of the globe, literally hundreds are described from specimens in the Banks collection. Olivier is known to have visited London in 1789, and to have visited Banks, but also got in touch with other English collectors including the President of the Linnean Society James Edward Smith, the nurseryman from Hammersmith James Lee, John Latham and Thomas Martyn. Equally significantly, by the publication of the fifth volume (1807) many of the new insects being added, including several more Australian specimens, are from the Labillardière collection, and must have been gathered by the famous French natural historian on the d'Entrecasteaux voyage. This work was the magnum opus of the French physician and keen entomologist Guillaume Olivier (1756-1814). Olivier personally collected widely in Europe and Asia Minor, famously embarking on a six-year expedition to Persia, returning to France in 1798. In 1800 he was appointed a Professor of Zoology at the Veterinary School at Alfort. He was a close friend of Fabricius as well as a patron and protector of another entomologist, Pierre André Latreille, at the close of the Napoleonic era. Olivier's own collection is now chiefly at the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle in Paris.

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        Medicina Salernitana idest conversanda bonae valetudinis praecepta, com Arnoldi Villanovani in singula capita exegesi, accedunt Matthaei Politi in Salernitana Schola P.P. novissima commentaria. Tomi I - III.

      Rx officina Ferdinandi Campi 1789 Tomi tre in - 16° cm. 19, pp. 320 - 284 - 283, frontespizi riquadrati da cornici in nero. Legature in tutta pergamena coeva con tassello ai dorsi. Qualche brunitura e fioritura su alcune pagine. Margini legg. Rifilati. Nel complesso in buono stato.

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        OBSERVATIONS AND REFLECTIONS MADE IN THE COURSE OF A JOURNEY THROUGH FRANCE, ITALY, AND GERMANY

      London: Printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1789.. Two volumes. vii,[1],437,[1];[2],389,[1]pp. Large octavo. Handsomely bound in unsigned three-quarter mottled calf and marbled boards, spines gilt extra, gilt labels, a.e.g. Bound without the terminal adverts in volume two, endsheets foxed, but minimal foxing early and late in the text; a handsome set. First edition of this retrospective account by Piozzi of her honeymoon tour taken, in 1784-5, in company with her new husband, Gabriel Mario Piozzi. ESTC T71718. ROTHSCHILD 1551. NCBEL II:1596.

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        OEUVRES. Avec des avertissements et des remarques sur chaque pièce. Par M. G.*** [Garnier]

      1789 - Livre d'occasion 6 vol. grand in-8 (23 x 14 cm), reliure de l'époque, demi-maroquin marron, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin blond, dos orné d"un décor de caissons fleuronnés avec écoinçons aux angles, papis flammé vieux rose sur les plats, gardes en papier flammé bleu marine, portrait de Regnard en frontispice d'après Rigaud, 11 figures gravées en taille-douce H-T, 7 de Moreau le Jeune, 4 de Marillier., gravées par Delignon, Duponchel, Giraud, Halbou, Lanlgois. Les exemplaires complets sont assez rares, en raison du fait que les deux derniers tomes publiés en 1790 ont fait l'objet d'un tirage plus réduit. Cet exemplaire en outre est enrichi de 6 gravures additionnelles: 1 portrait de Regnard, placé en regard du frontispice et d'une suite de 5 figures de Borel provenant de l'édition Ramadan de Paris. Réf. bibliographiques : Cohen 864-865. Condition : Plusieurs coins émoussés, qqs. brunissures +/- prononcées, sur certains ff. essentiellement dans les tomes II et III (ou dans les marges). Exemplaire bien relié, à pleines marges, très bon ex. 4465g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      London J.Johnson [printer] 1789. G-: in Good minus condition without dust jacket as issued. Respined in leather with gilt title panel and original marbled boards. Ex library copy. Usual marks and stamps. Title page has small section missing at top edge and some creasing and edgewear to bottom corner. Some browning and marking within. Chipping to a few margins, sometimes impinging on plate edges First Edition Quarter-leather cover on marbled boards 270mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). 157pp. Illustrated with 7 copperplate engravings by Bewick and Beilby.

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        Voyage from New South Wales to Canton , in the year 1788, with Views of the Islands discovered

      London: J. Debrett, 1789. Quarto, with an engraved vignette on the title and four large folding plates; a very good copy, finely bound in full speckled tan calf. Convicts to Australia & Tea from China. First edition of this rare (indeed sometimes forgotten) First Fleet book, which also describes the first trading voyage out of Port Jackson in 1788. Captain Thomas Gilbert was part of the establishment of the first European settlement at Port Jackson as commander of the Charlotte, the 335-ton First Fleet transport that carried over 100 convicts to Australia. Charlotte left Port Jackson on 6 May 1788 bound for China to take on a cargo of tea under charter to the East India Company. Travelling with Captain Gilbert was Captain John Marshall on the Scarborough, another First Fleet ship that had delivered 208 convicts to the newly established colony. Gilbert records in small detail the voyage to and his subsequent stay in Port Jackson. 'I had on board my ship upwards of one hundred and thirty convicts, male and female: many of the former were fellows of a most abandoned and desperate character…; I took leave of Governor Phillip… and here let me embrace the opportunity… of acknowledging… the civilities I received from those gentlemen; among whom I would particularly notice that valuable officer Captain Hunter.' Gilbert also makes much mention of the constant fight to hold scurvy at bay 'we hauled… for fish as often as possible, but we found, that though this kind of food might palliate in some degree, the violence of the scurvy, it did not prove an effectual remedy.' Gilbert goes on to describe their voyage to Canton, the first trading voyage to be undertaken out of Port Jackson. En route he discovered the Gilbert and Marshall islands, naming them for himself and his fellow captain. The Voyage from New South Wales to Canton was designed to be a companion volume to surgeon John White's Account of the Voyage to Botany Bay and the Establishment of the Colony at Port Jackson. The two works are very occasionally found bound together, and in fact the publisher's advertisement for White's journal at the end of this volume notes that 'the above being uniformly printed to bind with Captain Gilbert's Voyage, may be bound together or separate'.

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        INDICE DE LAS LEYES, Y GLOSAS DE LAS SIETE PARTIDAS

      . Zustand: Como Nuevo Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Madrid. 1789. 4 vol.: (I) 4 hojas, XXII-646 pag. (II) 2 h., XXIIII-911 pag. y 2 laminas grabadas por Palomino (III) 2 h., XIV-534 pag. (IV) 2 h., 488 pag. Texto a dos columnas. Cada volumen ilustr. con una cabecera dibujada y grabada por Josef Ximeno. Enc. en pasta espanola, tejuelos, cortes pintados. En 1555 Gregorio Lopez reviso y corrigio escrupulosamente los manuscritos y textos anteriores, pues el descuido de algunos copistas e impresores habia ocasionado variantes de cierta importancia en el texo, que falseaban de alguna manera el espiritu legislador. Por eso la revision de G. Lopez fue considerada rapidamente el texto unico autentico y legal en la practica del foro y fue objeto de numerosas reediciones.39,5X27.Ref 1.7 Biblioteca AD.

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        A TOUR THROUGH SWEDEN, SWEDISH - LAPLAND, FINLAND AND DENMARK, IN A SERIES OF LETTERS

      Stockton, Printed by R. Christopher, for the Author, and sold by W. Goldsmith, Paternoster Row; and T. Lewis, Russell Street, Covent Garden, London,1789.FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, 1789, ENGRAVED COPPER PLATES BY THOMAS AND JOHN BEWICK. TIPPED ON TO THE FIRST FREE ENDPAPER IS A PRINTED AND TYPED NOTE STATING "THE BEWICK COLLECTION OF S. ROSCOE", AND ON THE LAST BLANK PAGE IT STATES " COLLATED - COMPLETE S. ROSCOE 7.10.50. 4to, approximately 265 x 215 mm, 10½ x 8½ inches, 8 engraved plates, including frontispiece, pages: [16], 1 - 157, ie 158 as there are 2 pages numbered 142, though no duplication, bound in full green morocco by Bedford, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, triple gilt rules to edges of covers, all edges gilt, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, large engraved book - plate showing coat of arms of Richard Benyon Croft, and smaller modern engraved book - plate of William Binns Cowper. Slight rubbing and shelf wear to binding, uneven fading to upper cover, foxing to margins of frontispiece, pale foxing to title page, occasional fox spot to other margins, otherwise a very good attractive copy. There was a London edition with a cancelled title page issued in the same year with a half - title. See Copac, the copy held by the Newcastle Library. See Thomas Hugo, The Bewick Collector, page 18 No. 40. A Catalogue of Printed Books in the Welcome Historical Medical Library, Volume 2, page 384. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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

      London: J.Johnson [printer]. G-: in Good minus condition without dust jacket as issued. Respined in leather with gilt title panel and original marbled boards. Ex library copy. Usual marks and stamps. Title page has small section missing at top edge and some creasing and edgewear to bottom corner. Some browning and marking within. Chipping to a few margins, sometimes impinging on plate edges. 1789. First Edition. Quarter-leather cover on marbled boards. 270mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). 157pp. Illustrated with 7 copperplate engravings by Bewick and Beilby. .

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        The Effects of Youthful Extravagance & Idleness; The Fruits of early Industry & Oeconomy

      Published by T. Simpson, London 1789 - A fine pair of colour printed stipple engravings by George Morland, the master of English genre painting. George Morland was one of the most successful genre painters of his time, creating, during his industrious career, some of England's most cherished paintings. At an early age Morland displayed his artistic genius, he learned to paint at three and exhibited his first work at the Royal Academy at the mere age of ten. He was a prodigious painter, producing more than 4000 paintings during the entirety of his career, and sometimes painting two or three works in a day. His beautiful idealistic scenes were a favorite source of inspiration for contemporary engravers, and as many as 250 separate engravings were done of his paintings during his lifetime. His brother-in-law, William Ward, engraved a great number of his paintings reproducing in print his endearing paintings of English country life. Ward's engravings after Morland are some of the most beautiful prints of the period; they combine fine technical skill and inspired artistic imagination to create enduring images that speak of the taste and beauty of the age. The original painting of "The Fruits of early Industry and Economy" is in the Philladelphia Museum of Art, rather appropriately as it reflects the views Benjamin Franklin broadcast in Poor Richard's Alamanac earlier in the 18th century. In fact, Franklin wrote to his grandson Benny Bache in 1780 that those who study hard "live comfortably in good houses", while those who are idle "are poor and dirty and ragged and ignorant and vicious and live in miserable cabins and garrets." (BF Letters 9/25/1780). How views have changed! The comfortably pudgy successful businessman with his decanter of port, black servant in livery and healthy progeny came to be a popular target of contempt, and his idle counterpart as not so much sinning as sinned against by an implacable system that favored the few at the expense of the many. Frankau 104a ii/ii; 104 g ii/ii. Colour printed mezzotint with added hand colour. Image size: 20 x 15 3/4 inches.

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        Voyage à la Baie Botanique Avec une Description du nouveau Pays de Galles Méridional, de ses habitans, de ses productions, &c. & quelques détails relatifs à M. de la Peyrouse, pendant son séjour à la Baie Botanique... A laquelle on a ajouté le récit historique de la Découverte de la Nouvelle Hollande

      Paris: Letellier, 1789. Octavo; a few spots but a good copy in contemporary French mottled calf, some wear to joints, later endpapers. The Letellier edition. One of two French editions of Tench's Narrative published in 1789. This is thus either the first or the second French publication on settled Australia, and one of the very earliest descriptions in French of the appearance of La Pérouse at Botany Bay in 1788. Two French editions of Tench's Narrative were published in 1789, of uncertain priority; the other was published by Knapen fils. This is the more extended version and includes a long, 85-page section about the history of discovery entitled "Récit historique de la découverte de la Nouvelle Hollande et du nouveau Pays de Galles Méridional". The economic historian K.M. Dallas sees this section as significant evidence in the continuing debate about the reasons for the decision to settle New South Wales. This copy, like all those we have examined, does not have a folding map: Ferguson mentions there being one in the National Library's copy but that is almost certainly an addition; no map is mentioned in the "Table

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        The Universal Conchologist , exhibiting the figure of every known Shell, accurately drawn and painted after Nature... Figures of nondescript shells collected in the different voyages to the South Sea since the year 1764

      London: [the Author], 1789. Two volumes in one, quarto; parallel text in French and English; two engraved title-pages, both in French and English, engraved dedication to the King, two engraved plates of medals, 39 pp. Introduction and Preface, both in French and English; hand-coloured engraved frontispiece (with a Greek-key border applied in gold), 80 engraved plates, finely hand-coloured in imitation of watercolours, each numbered in ink and protected by a facing guard of thin blank paper; extra-illustrated with 19 hand-coloured variant plates; without the two engraved Explanatory Table leaves found in some copies; near-contemporary red straight-grained morocco, covers with gilt neo-classical border built up from fillets, a Greek-key roll, and a decorative roll, neatly rebacked with the original spine laid down, flat spine gilt in six compartments between raised bands; gilt edges. Extra-illustrated copy with 19 variant or proof plates. Appealing extra-illustrated copy of "One of the most beautiful of all shell books, containing exquisite renderings of shells collected on Cook's three voyages and on other voyages, with specimens identified as having been obtained from New Holland, New Zealand, Tahiti, Tonga, and the Hawaiian Islands" (Forbes). The plates in this work are of such refinement and beauty that they are routinely mistaken for original watercolours, testament to the skills of the artists involved in printing and handcolouring this lavish production. This is an example of the second edition, slightly revised from its first appearance five years earlier. It is dated 1789 on the title, and contains a frontispiece, 80 plates, and two plates of medals (one dated 1792): this according to Forbes is complete. Although some copies of the Universal Conchologist have been described as having 160 plates, according to Forbes such copies "were apparently assembled rather than published and contain no letterpress text." This copy is extra-illustrated with an important series of 19 very rare variant plates believed to be images that were ultimately rejected for publication by Martyn. The publication history of the work is complex, in part due to Martyn having halted production of the first edition and redrawn eighty plates. This example includes 14 of these rejected plates, here bound adjacent to the published versions. They are printed on different paper to the published images and show differences in the way they are laid out on the page as well as variations in the colouring. An intriguing additional five plates with no corresponding counterparts in the published work, but very faintly titled on the versos in an unknown hand, are bound at the back of the volume. Martyn's Conchologist is one of the finest of all books relating to Australia and the South Pacific, and rare in any edition. It is "a work which, for beauty, has seldom been surpassed in the history of conchological iconography" (Dance, A History of Shell Collecting), and the only work of the late eighteenth century to deal exclusively with shells. The shells are beautifully detailed and clearly displayed, with only one or two different specimens per plate. The plates are delicately engraved with faintness of line and then richly handcoloured with minute attention to detail and highlights. This was a deliberate - and successful - attempt by Martyn to achieve the life and energy of original watercolours. All are the work of an academy of young artists trained by Martyn himself; he recruited young men who showed artistic talent, and trained them so that there "would generally be found that uniformity and equality of style, conception, and execution which it would be in vain to expect from a variety of independent artists" (Martyn, quoted by Dance, op. cit.). The engraved secondary-title (Figures of Non Descript Shells, collected in the different voyages to the South Seas since the year 1764) makes clear the impetus which induced Martyn to publish his masterpiece. A highly lucrative market in shells from exotic lands had developed by the middle of the 18th century. The shells collected on Cook's voyages were greatly desired and when the specimens collected on the Third Voyage were offered for sale, one of their most enthusiastic buyers was Thomas Martyn himself. In a letter dated 9 December 1780, he wrote: "I may venture to affirm that I have purchased, amounting to 400 guineas, more than 2 thirds of the whole brought home. Nevertheless I do not abound either in variety of the new or many duplicates of the known ones that are valuable" (quoted by Dance, op. cit.). For the present work, in addition to his own collection, Martyn was also able to supplement where necessary with specimens from the other great collections of the time (and others). The most notable was the Portland Museum, but a number of private collections are represented here; indeed Martyn's discussion of contemporary collectors occupies six entire pages of the Introduction and is an important guide to that era's collecting of voyage objects. Quite apart from details of the Portland and of course the Lever collections, as well as those of John Hunter and the Countess of Bute, there are numerous out-of-the-way English collections identified (and located) that might not otherwise be known. The Conchologist is the only extant illustrated catalogue of the greater part of the shells collected on Cook's voyages. From a scientific perspective, it is therefore an invaluable conchological record, much as Banks' Florilegium stands as a monument to the botanical discoveries made on the first voyage. This copy is accompanied by a series of early 20th-century offprints of articles on Martyn by W.H. Dall, T. Iredale and P. Dautzenberg (detailed list available on request). Provenance: James Wiglesworth (Halifax, 1759-1826, inscription, dated 1818, presenting the book to his nieces); Elizabeth, Barbara, Mary and Dorothy Gorst (inscription); Arthur Blok (Rottingdean, Sussex, d.1974, 3pp. ALS, dated 7 September 1934, concerning the book from conchologist Alfred Santer Kennard).

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        Vie du Capitaine Cook , traduite de l'anglois du docteur Kippis, Membre de la Société Royale de Londres. Par M. Castera

      Paris: Hôtel de Thou, 1789. Two volumes, octavo; a couple of spots and slight marginal defect to the first leaf of text in volume II, but a fine copy bound with the half-titles in contemporary French mottled calf, spines gilt in compartments; quarter calf bookform box. Lord Sydney's copy. An important association copy, being Townshend's copy of the Kippis biography of Captain Cook. This handsome French octavo edition bears his ornate bookplate as Viscount Sydney (which he became in 1789), with his title engraved beneath the armorial crest depicting a stag facing a lion rampant. Lord Sydney drew directly upon the experiences of Cook and his men in formulating the plan to establish the penal colony at Botany Bay. Books of this nature from his library form an important link between the exploration of the east coast of Australia and its settlement in the late eighteenth-century. Aside from its most desirable provenance, this is a handsome set in a contemporary French mottled calf binding. It was among the books from the David Parsons collection of Pacific voyages sold by Hordern House in 2006.

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        Voyage à la Baie Botanique Avec une Description du nouveau Pays de Galles Méridional, de ses habitans, de ses productions, &c. & quelques détails relatifs à M. de la Peyrouse, pendant son séjour à la Baie Botanique? A laquelle on a ajouté le récit historique de la Découverte de la Nouvelle Hollande?

      Letellier, Paris 1789 - Octavo, a good large copy in later French marbled boards. One of the earliest French books on Botany Bay and La Perouse. One of two French editions of Tench's Narrative published in 1789. This is thus either the first or the second French publication on settled Australia, and one of the very earliest descriptions in French of the appearance of La Pérouse at Botany Bay in 1788. Two French editions of Tench's Narrative were published in 1789, of uncertain priority; the other was published by Knapen fils. This is the more extended version and includes a long, 85-page section about the history of discovery entitled "Récit historique de la découverte de la Nouvelle Hollande et du nouveau Pays de Galles Méridional". The economic historian K.M. Dallas sees this section as significant evidence in the continuing debate about the reasons for the decision to settle New South Wales. This copy, like all those we have examined, does not have a folding map: Ferguson mentions there being one in the National Library's copy but that is almost certainly an addition; no map is mentioned in the "Table" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ARISTOTLE'S TREATISE ON POETRY. Translated with notes on the translation and on the original and Two Dissertations on Poetical and Musical Imitation.

      London, Payne & Son, White & Son; Robson and Clarke et al., 1789.FIRST EDITION 1789, 4to, approximately 275 x 215 mm, 11 x 8½ inches, pages: xix, plus Errata, 1 - 68, 65 - 565, [3] plus [28] pages of Index, mispagination between pages 68 & 65, catchwords correct and collates the same as all copies, bound in full diced calf, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, gilt decoration to edges of covers, gilt dentelles, original marbled endpapers, speckled edges. Binding rubbed and slightly scuffed with uneven fading, professionally rebacked using original spine, 2 corners worn with slight loss of leather, inner paper hinges cracked, age - browning and pale foxing throughout, occasional dark fox spot, light rippling to upper margins on a few pages at front and rear, tear to 1 lower margin with loss, not affecting text, small hole in 1 page, affecting 3 letters on one side, the other blank, otherwise a very good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Dissertations on the English Language with Notes, Historical and Critical. To which is Added An Essay on Reformed Mode of Spelling, with Dr. Franklin's Arguments on That Subject.

      Isaiah Thomas and Company, Boston 1789 - Handsomely bound in full calf leather with gilt rule edging on the spine. With red leather label ruled in gold with title in gold: "Webster's Dissertations." With some wear and cracking to the leather at the bottom of the spine. Printed on good quality laid paper; Internally very good with occasional foxing, with a 1" tear at the bottom of page 218, touching the catch-word; with a few marginal stains from some seeds that were laid in on at the bottom of pp. 224-225 not affecting any text. The front and rear hinges are tender, the outside leather along the edges is creased and slightly separated; but the interior hinges at the endpapers are very good. Written in ink on the front endpaper by one of the previous owners: "The property of Josiah Wilson, 1818." And with a dedication to Benjamin Franklin. Noah Webster, Jr. (1758 –1843), was a lexicographer, textbook pioneer, English-language spelling reformer, political writer, editor, and prolific author. He has been called the "Father of American Scholarship and Education." His blue-backed speller books taught five generations of American children how to spell and read, secularizing their education. According to Ellis (1979) he gave Americans "a secular catechism to the nation-state". Webster's name has become synonymous with "dictionary" in the United States, especially the modern Merriam-Webster dictionary that was first published in 1828 as An American Dictionary of the English Language. He is considered one of the Founding Fathers of the nation. (Wikipedia) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bibliotheca Pinelliana. A Catalogue of the Magnificent and Celebrated Library of Maffei Pinelli, late of Venice: Comprehending an unparalleled Collection of the Greek, Roman and Italian Authors, from the Origin of Printing . And will be sold by Auction on Monday, March 2, 1789

      London 1789 - viii, 538 pp., with half title; 4to. Recent tan quarter leather, five raised bands, gilt title, marbled sides. New marbled pastedown sympathetic in design to original (retained) marbled free endpapers. Maffeo Pinelli (1736-1785) was a learned Venetian printer whose collection was originally formed nearly 200 years earlier by John Vincent Pinelli, also of Venice. Following the latter’s death in 1601, the collection continued to be augmented by his descendants, including Maffeo. In 1788, the library was purchased en bloc by the booksellers James Robson and James Edwards and shipped for dispersal by sale in London. The preface to this catalogue is by Jacopo Morelli, who edited the six-volume catalogue of the library that appeared in 1787. The sale of 12,859 lots was conducted over a period of 60 days and realized 9,356 pounds. The collection is broad in its subject matter: the classics, philosophy, theology, literature, medicine, mathematics, poetry and more. Small unobstrusive, early oval blindstamp on title page. A well-preserved copy in an attractive binding. See Alston, Inventory of Sale Catalogues, 1676-1800, 964; Taylor, Book Catalogues, 97-98; Clarke, Repertorium Bibliographicum, 498-504. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Teatro Della Guerra Nel Nord Tra La Russia, Svezia E Danimarca.

      1789 - Venice, 1789, original outline colour, 670 x 500mm Excellent condition. A large map of Scandinavia with the title contained within a martial cartouche. The war this map refers to was waged from 1788-1790 between Russia and Sweden which ended in a Swedish victory at the battle of Svensksund.

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        The following Letter from Port Jackson, dated Nov., 14, 1788 , is written by a Female Pen" [in] The London Chronicle

      28 May, London 1789 - Broadsheet, 8 pp. comprising a complete issue of the London Chronicle, original tax stamp; some toning and a little frayed, but in very good fresh condition, disbound. The first published account of life in Sydney by a woman, and a letter of some descriptive power: 'every one is so taken up with their own misfortunes, that they have no pity to bestow upon others.' First-hand accounts by women of the earliest phase of European settlement are very scarce. 'I take the first opportunity that has been given us, to acquaint you with our disconsolate situation in this solitary waste of the creation. Our passage, you may have heard by the last ships, was tolerably favourable; but the inconveniences suffered for want of shelter, bedding, &c. are not to be imagined by any stranger. However, we have now two streets, if four rows of the most miserable huts you can possibly conceive of, deserve that name: windows they have none, as from the Governor's house &c., now nearly finished, no glass could be spared; so that lattices of twigs are made by our people to supply their places. At the extremity of the lines, where, since our arrival, the dead are buried, there is a place called the Church-yard; but we hear as soon as a sufficient quantity of bricks can be made, a church is to be built, and named St. Philip, after the Governor. Notwithstanding all our presents, the savages still continue to do us all the injury they can, which makes the soldiers duty very hard, and much dissatisfaction among the officers. I know not how many of our people have been killed. 'As for the distresses of the women, they are past description, as they are deprived of tea and other things they were indulged in, in the voyage, by the seamen; and as they are all totally unprovided with clothes, those who have young children are quite wretched. Besides this, though a number of marriages have taken place, several women, who became pregnant on the voyage, and are since left by their partners, who have returned to England, are not likely even here to form any fresh connections. We are comforted with the hopes of a supply of tea from China, and flattered with getting riches when the settlement is complete, and the hemp which this place produces is brought to perfection. Our kangaroo cats (sic) are like mutton, but much leaner; and here is a kind of chickweed so much in taste like our spinach, that no difference can be discerned. Something like ground ivy is used for tea; but a scarcity of salt and sugar makes our best meals insipid. The separation of several of us to an uninhabited island was like a second transportation. In short, every one is so taken up with their own misfortunes, that they have no pity to bestow upon others. All our letters are examined by an officer; but a friend takes this for me personally. The ships sail to-night.' The letter has since been printed as the first entry in Patricia Clarke and Dale Spender's Life Lines, and they speculate that the author may have been on board Lady Penrhyn (which had half of the convict women), and also offer the reminder that a surprising number of the women of the First Fleet were literate: 'over a quarter of the women who arrived on the First Fleet and who married within the next two years were able to write their names in the marriage register.' Nonetheless, despite the many tantalising clues - the author seems to suggest that she was transported to Norfolk Island - identifying the author remains an unlikely task, even despite her high standard of education.

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        Vie du Capitaine Cook , traduite de l'anglois du docteur Kippis, Membre de la Société Royale de Londres. Par M. Castera

      Hôtel de Thou, Paris 1789 - Two volumes, octavo; a couple of spots and slight marginal defect to the first leaf of text in volume II, but a fine copy bound with the half-titles in contemporary French mottled calf, spines gilt in compartments; quarter calf bookform box. Lord Sydney's copy. An important association copy, being Townshend's copy of the Kippis biography of Captain Cook. This handsome French octavo edition bears his ornate bookplate as Viscount Sydney (which he became in 1789), with his title engraved beneath the armorial crest depicting a stag facing a lion rampant. Lord Sydney drew directly upon the experiences of Cook and his men in formulating the plan to establish the penal colony at Botany Bay. Books of this nature from his library form an important link between the exploration of the east coast of Australia and its settlement in the late eighteenth-century. Aside from its most desirable provenance, this is a handsome set in a contemporary French mottled calf binding. It was among the books from the David Parsons collection of Pacific voyages sold by Hordern House in 2006. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An account of the Pelew Islands.

      printed by J.J. Tourneisen, Basel 1789 - Octavo; faint stain in margin of title and first few leaves, otherwise a very good copy in a finely preserved contemporary binding of speckled polished sheep, red label. Continental edition. Scarce continental edition of one of the most popular eighteenth-century books on the Pacific, first published in London the previous year. 'In 1783, the Antelope, commanded by Captain Henry Wilson, was wrecked on a reef near Palau (Pelew) Island, a previously unexplored group. The entire crew managed to get safely ashore, where they were well treated by the natives and eventually managed to build a small vessel from the wreck, in which they reached Macao. They took Prince Lee Boo, one of King Abba Thulle's sons, with them to England, where he made a very good impression. Unhappily, in spite of all precautions, he soon died of smallpox. George Keate was the author of numerous books of poetry, history, and letters, who counted Captain Wilson as well as Voltaire among his friends. He composed this relation from the journals and communications of Captain Wilson and some of his officers. The Account was extremely popular, and in 1788 and 1789 four editions were printed in London.' (Hill) The publisher Tourneisen issued several such books of Pacific and voyaging interest: in 1788, for instance, they produced the first continental edition of the Reverend Andrew Kippis' biography of Captain Cook. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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.

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        ATLAS MARÍTIMO DE ESPAÑA.

      S/imp. Madrid, 1789 - . 63,5 cm. Gran folio. Portada dibujada por Rafael Mengs y grabada por Manuel Salvador Carmona y 30 láminas, 21 de las cuales a doble página, con cartas esféricas, planos y vistas todas grabadas al acero, dibujadas por Bauza y Droüet y ejecutadas por Josef Asensio, Carmona, Fernando Selma, Bartolome Vázquez, Joaquin Ballestes y Juan de la Cruz. Enc. de época en plena piel, ruedas. Papel de gran calidad en muy buen estado, aunque hay un ligero cerco de humedad en el margen de algunas láminas. * Esta obra es considerada como el inicio de la catografía moderna española. Fue encargado a Vicente Tofiño de San Miguel en 1783 y contó con la colaboración de Dionisio Alcalá Galiano, José Vargas Ponce y José María Lanz. El ejemplar que presentamos contiene los siguientes cartas esféricas, vistas y planos: 1. carta esférica de una parte de océano Atlántico, 2. carta esférica de Portugal, 3. carta esférica de Galicia, 4. carta esférica de El Ferrol, 5. carta esférica de la Ría a Puerto Ferrol, 6. carta esférica de la ría Concubión y ría de Pontevedra, 7. carta esférica de la ría de Vigo, 8. vistas de las costas de Galicia y Portugal, 9. carta esférica del cabo de san Vicente hasta Punta Europa, 10. Plano del puerto de Cádiz, 11. carta esférica de Punta Candor hasta cabo de Trafalgar, 12. vistas de las costas dePOrtugal. 13. vistas de las costas de Cádiz, 14 y 15. cartas esféricas de las costas de África, que se deben a José Varela Ulloa, 16. carta esférica de la costa de Cantabria, 17. carta esférica de la costa cantábrica, 18. carta esférica de Asturias, 19. carta esférica de Galicia, 20. vista de Cantabria, 21. plano del puerto de Pasages, 22. plano del puerto de San Sebastián, 23. plano de la concha y barro de Bilbao, 24. plano de Santoña, 25. plano de Santander, 26. plano de Gijón, 27. plano del Río Barquero, 28. carta esférica de las Azores, 29. plano de la Rada Fayal, y 30. vistas de las islas Azores. Esta edición completa consta de 47 mapas (21 mapas. 6 planos y 10 vistas). El grabado de la portada es una alegoría compuesta por las armas reales de España con el collar de Carlos III y a su alrededor y bajo ellas, unos atributos marineros, astronómicos y geográficos, así como unas vistas de montañas. Palau 332931. Mapas. España. marina Espanya i Portugal Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mont Blanc and the Adjacent Alps.

      1789 - London: Thomas Cadell, 1789. 420 x 495mm. Narrow margins as issued.

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        In funere Carole III Hispaniar. Regis Catholici. Oratio habita in sacello pontificio a Bernardino Ridolfi

      - Parmae, Ex Regio Typographeo, 1789, 34,5 x 24,5 cm., magnífica encuadernación funeraria de época en tela negra con lentejuelas y bordados con hilos de plata, florón central de plata en ambas tapas, cortes dorados, 2 h. blancas + precioso frontis grabado por Raphael Morghen + 2 h. incluso portada + VIII + 29 págs. con 5 grandes viñetas y dos iniciales grabadas en cobre por Volpato y Morghen. (Gran ejemplar de esta bella impresión de Bodoni, de la tirada de 735 ejemplares en tamaño folio).

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        VIAGE DE ESPAÑA, en que se da noticia de las cosas más apreciables, y dignas de saberse, que hay en ella. Tomo quarto.

      - Por la Viuda de Ibarra, Hijos y Compañía. Madrid. 1789. XIVpp.+301pp.+9 grabados (3 de ellos plegados). Exlibris ant. Props. 18 x 12 cm. Enc. plena piel con filos dorados, el lomo agrietado. VALENCIA [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TRATADO DE LAS ENFERMEDADES DE LOS HUESOS

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Madrid. 1789. 5h+LIV+408 pags+2 laminas despleg con 33 figuras. Pasta espanola con dorados en el lomo. Rarissimo tratado de los huesos profusamente documentado del Siglo XVIII. Magnifico ejemplar. Ref 1.3 Biblioteca A.

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        ze hakuntras nikra OLAM KHADASH venikra OLAM HAFUKH [= A New World, An Upside Down World ir A Topsey Turvey World: commentary on the state of disbelief of English Jewry].

      [London] 1789 - Title page marginally repaired. OCLC: Libraries worldwide that own item: 4. In new, attractive, wrappers with Mylar covers. In this brief work, the Author expresses his anguish at the skepticism that has infected Anglo-Jewry. It seems Voltaire's Age of Reason made considerable inroads in the Jewish community, to the point where men saw ¿Moses as a legislator like other kings who write laws¿ (f.2r.). On a more practical level, we are painted a vivid picture of the process of acculturation into mainstream English society: the men¿s bare heads (¿giluy rosh¿), the powdered wigs (¿epher tachatch pe'er), mixed dancing, comedies, etc. (f.7r.). Vinograd, London 123; Roth, Bibliotheca Anglo-Judaica, page 272; Roth, Kiryath Sepher XIV (1937/1938), page 104, number 59]. Translation of the author's apology: He who knows the hidden things and probes the hearts to whom I pour out my words always and before whom I tell my troubles. For because of the greatness of the fire that burns in my heart and rises to the heart of heaven I have done all this. And if you say, ¿who is this lowly and despised man, who has no human understanding, that he should be zealous for the Lord of Hosts? Criticize yourself and then criticize others!¿ However, because of the smallness of my worth and my portion both in the matter of learning and the pressure of my sustenance, I am forced, from morning to evening, to roam in the streets and market-places and in the houses of people who are as diverse in opinions and in character as the difference between the profane and the holy and between the pure and the impure. Day by day they cause me to hear from their mouths words of and word of joke and derision at the lowness of their behavior and the wickedness of their deeds, which are not worthy to be recorded by the pen of a writer and to be detailed. And therefore their sin is too great to hear and to hide in my heart. For the transgression is very great and the sickness is spreading from day to day. And all the people of the land are learning from their deeds and it becomes in their eyes perfectly permissible (=alas) And therefore I said in my heart: I shall make known their wickedness to the public; although it is already revealed and known to the community of Israel, only that habit shall not become nature because their hearts and eyes constantly see all that is being done and they might say, God forbid: it is already all permitted. You should now that I did not write all this (God forbid) for the wise and the well-known men, men of the righteous path and certainly not for the wise and learned men of every town in whose shade we shelter and in whose merit we are shielded. Nor for the infidels and non-believers, to bring them back to repentance, for they will not succeed in repenting. Only for the ordinary people, men with weak minds, like myself, but still they are straight-forward with the Lord and rely on what they received from their fathers and they believe in the Torah of our Teacher Moses, - peace unto him and in the words of our sages of blessed memory. Therefore we must warn great and small that their children who come after them shall not say: ¿Is not the right way?¿ For from our youth till now we have seen with our eyes that they behaved this way¿. And through this, in the course of many days they broken will exceed the standing part. G-d forbid. And therefore I printed all this that they should keep their eyes and their hearts on their children that they should not learn from their evil deeds but they should be guided only by the fear of God and the words of our sages and their customs. This is the right path which will bring our redeemer in our days and in their days. Amen Sela. These are the words of a humble person of the children of Israel. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Simon Zellers ersten Geburtshelfers und Oberwundarztes am vereinigten allgemeinen Gebähr- und Krankenhause in Wien. Bemerkungen über einige Gegenstände aus der pracktischen Entbindungskunst. Nebst der Beschreibung des allgemeinen Gebährhauses. Mit Kupfern.,

      Wien, Verlag David Hörling, 1789 - XLV, (1) S., [1] Bl., 108 S., (2) Bl., mit gestochener Titelvignette, 1 gestochene Textabbildung und zwei gefaltete Kupfertafeln angebunden Diehrich, A. M. Diehrich: Versuch einer kurzgefaßten speciellen Pathologie von den Fiebern. Erster Teil. Wien, 1783, 7 Bl. 221 Seiten Spiegel, Vor- und Nachsatz leicht fleckig, sonst guter felckenfreier Zustand Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1500

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        THE NEW ROBINSON CRUSOE. An Instructive and Entertaining History, for the use of Children of both Sexes. Translated from the French. Embellished with Thirty-two beautiful Cuts. Second edition.

      Four volumes bound as two as issued. 173; 156; 137; 177, [1 ad'] pages. Illustrated with thirty full-page wood-engravings by John Bewick. Bound in slightly later half-pebbled cloth over marbled boards. Lacks 8 pages of ad's to the last volume [removed when re-bound]; else a very good clean set of a scarce book. First published in Hamburg 1779-80, and in London in 1788. See Tattersfield JB44.

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        Reise des jungen Anacharsis durch Griechenland vierhundert Jahr vor der gewöhnlichen Zeitrechnung. Aus dem Französischen.

      Berlin, Libau, Lagarde und Friedrich, 1789-1793.7 volumes. Original embossed cloth, spines lettered in gilt. With 7 portrait frontispieces and 34 plans and maps (mostly folding).* First German edition. - This famous and influential work was first published in French in 1788, Voyage du jeune Anacharsis en Grèce; numerous editions and translations appeared throughout the 19th century. Although there had been earlier attemps to popularize what was known of Greek antiquity, none was so immediately succesful and influential as Barthelemy's Anacharsis, which played an important part in the development both of neo-classicism and philhellenic sentiment in France. - (Age-browned). - Scarce.Fromm 2082; Cf. Blackmer 83 and Atabey 67; Eutiner Landesbibliothek 0085 (later ed. only).

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