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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rump]
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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.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Gert Jan BESTEBREURTJE]
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        Die theoretischen Brüder oder zweite Stuffe der Rosenkreutzer und ihrer Instruktion das erstmahl ans Licht herausgegeben von einem Profanen nebst einem Anhang aus dem dritten und fünften Grad, als Probe. Neue Auflage.

      Athen (d. i. Regensburg, Montag und Weiss), 1789. - Mit gest. Titelvign. und 2 doppelblattgr. Kupfertafeln. 1 Bl., 278 S., 1 Bl. Marmorierter Pappband im Stil d. Zt. Wolfstieg 42519; Caillet 10615; Ackermann V, 220; Dorbon-Ainé 4829. - Enthält das Fragment aus der Geschichte der Könige von Schesian: "Was sind denn diese Rosenkreuzer? . Es sind Teufelsbanner und Goldmacher, Eur. Majestät", u. a. auch über Aufnahme, Gesetze, Ritual der Tafelloge, Unterricht. - Titel auf grünem Papier. - Frisches Exemplar! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Numero Lxxv. Nouvelles Extraordinaires de Divers Endroits Du Vendredi 18 September, 1789... Extrait d'une Lettre de Madrid Du 1 Septembre

      Leiden: Etienne Luzac. Leiden: Etienne Luzac 1789. () 8pp. Very good. Small 4to (8 1 / 2 X 6 1 / 4). Woodcut arms of the Netherlands at the head of the first sheet. 4pp. With a 4pp. "Supplement aux Nouvelles Extraordinaires de Divers Endroits du Numero LXXV" inserted. Together, 8pp. Unbound. Extremely rare broadsheet containing news of the Malaspina expedition: among the earliest printed records of Spain's greatest scientific voyage to the Pacific Ocean, California and the Northwest Coast of America in the 18th century.The extract under the above heading continues: "... Les Corvettes de la Marine Royage, la Découverte & l'Entreprenante, commandées par Don Alexandre Malespina, Capitaine de Frégate, ont MÌS À la voile de Cadix le 30 Juillet dernier. L'Expédition, dont elles son chargées, ayant pour objet les progrès des Sciences & de la Géographie, elles ont ÉTÉ munies de tout ce qui est nécessaire pour faire un voyage autour du Monde; & outre des Oficiers d'une habilité reconnuë, elles ont À bord des Astronomes, des Naturalistes, des Botanistes, des Peintres de Perspective & de Botanique, pourvus d'une Collection ample & précieuse d'Instruments de Mathématiques, de Physique, & Astronomie." Other news in the broadsheet concerns revolutionary events in France, including a lengthy speech from Necker given at the National Assembly, as well as news from Russia, Stockholm, the Hague and elsewhere.In 1789, Malaspina and Bustamente drew up plans for this scientific circumnavigation which was to rival Captain Cook, the purposes being to chart the most remote regions of America and to observe the political state of America relative to Spain. Alexander Dalrymple assisted them with scientific instruments, a brilliant team of scientists was assembled and ships specially constructed. Surveys were made of the east and west coasts of South America, they fixed the exact position of Cape Horn, correcting Cook's reading. On receipt of orders to investigate the apocryphal Strait of Anian they sailed for Alaska and entered Yakutat Bay at the supposed latitude of the strait, where the Malaspina Glacier flows into the sea, and followed the coast to Prince William Sound and Nootka. Malaspina surveyed the coast south to California at Monterey Bay and crossed the Pacific in 1791. Two of his officers and Jose de Espinosa y Tello returned north in search of a North-West Passage and published the charts and account of this secondary voyage in 1802. In the Philippines, New Zealand and New South Wales, Malaspina continued charting before making an easterly passage around the Horn for Spain."In spite of having commanded Spain's greatest scientific voyage of exploration to the South Seas in the eighteenth century, [Malaspina] is virtually unknown. He had enemies in the Spanish court who suppressed his reports, which were not printed until this edition of 1885. Some scholars consider the exploits of his five-year voyage as great as those of la Pérouse or of Captain Cook" (Hill). Eighteenth century material concerning the voyage is of the utmost rarity.Howgego M26; Cf. Hill 1068..

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

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

      [Bookseller: Gert Jan BESTEBREURTJE]
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        Die enthüllte Bastille, oder: Sammlung ächter Beyträge zur Geschichte derselben. - [Teile 1-7 in 1 Band]. -

      Lübeck Donatius 1789-1791,. xx, 107; 152; 125 (1) Seiten, 1 Bl.; 126 Seiten, Ppbd. der Zeit, marmorierter Schnitt, 17,5 cm. Enthält die Lieferungen (= Teile) 1 bis 7. - Vollständig. - Als Verfasser wird meist Charpentier genannt - alternativ Louis Pierre Manuel (vgl. VD18 1063679x-005 - das Exemplar der Bibliothek der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München jedoch nur in den Lieferungen 1 und 2 vorhanden). - "Die Einnahme der Bastille, dieses Denkmaals der Tyrannen, welches vor mehr als vier Jahrhunderten errichtet, und in weniger als vier Stunden vernichtet worden, hat uns einen schätzbaren Vorrath eröffnet, und wir eilen, das, was er uns darbeut, bekannt zu machen. Man wird hier eine Sammlung von Beweisen und Beyspielen eines grausamen Verfahrens finden, dessen der ministerialische Despotismus sich unaufhörlich schuldig gemacht hat" (Vorbericht). - Etwas berieben und bestoßen, der Einband mit Minierspuren und Abplatzungen des Bezugspapiers, ohne das vordere fliegende Vorsatzblatt, ein Besitzvermerk von alter Hand auf dem Titelblatt und Titelblatt verso etwas unsauber getilgt. Zum Teil etwas fleckig. Sonst ordentliches, innen gutes Exemplar..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Tautenhahn]
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        Die enthüllte Bastille, oder: Sammlung ächter Beyträge zur Geschichte derselben. - [Teile 1-7 in 1 Band].

      Lübeck Donatius 1789-1791 - xx, 107; 152; 125 (1) Seiten, 1 Bl.; 126 Seiten. Ppbd. der Zeit, marmorierter Schnitt, 17,5 cm. Enthält die Lieferungen (= Teile) 1 bis 7. - Vollständig. - Als Verfasser wird meist Charpentier genannt - alternativ Louis Pierre Manuel (vgl. VD18 1063679x-005 - das Exemplar der Bibliothek der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München jedoch nur in den Lieferungen 1 und 2 vorhanden). - "Die Einnahme der Bastille, dieses Denkmaals der Tyrannen, welches vor mehr als vier Jahrhunderten errichtet, und in weniger als vier Stunden vernichtet worden, hat uns einen schätzbaren Vorrath eröffnet, und wir eilen, das, was er uns darbeut, bekannt zu machen. Man wird hier eine Sammlung von Beweisen und Beyspielen eines grausamen Verfahrens finden, dessen der ministerialische Despotismus sich unaufhörlich schuldig gemacht hat" (Vorbericht). - Etwas berieben und bestoßen, der Einband mit Minierspuren und Abplatzungen des Bezugspapiers, ohne das vordere fliegende Vorsatzblatt, ein Besitzvermerk von alter Hand auf dem Titelblatt und Titelblatt verso etwas unsauber getilgt. Zum Teil etwas fleckig. Sonst ordentliches, innen gutes Exemplar. 452 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Tautenhahn]
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        Generalkarte von Siebenbürgen. Nach geometrisch gemessenen Karten, und andern zuverlässigen Hilfsmitteln verjüngt und graduirt von Herrn A. von Wenzely.

      Wien, Schalbacher bzw. Schraembl, 1789.. Kupferstichkarte mit Grenzkolorit von 2 Platten, Bildausschnitt je 68 x 55,5 cm (zus. 68 x 111 cm), Blattgr. je 83 x 61,5 cm.. Atlantes Austriaci Schal/Shr A/72H+I, Szantai, Atlas Hungaricus, Wenzely 1a. Detailgetreue und großformatige Karte von Siebenbürgen aus Schrämbls "Allgemeine großer Atlas", zwischen 1786 und 1803 in Wien herausgegeben; beide Blätter links geringfügig wasserrandig, sonst von ausgezeichneter Erhaltung.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH]
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        Kupferstichkarte - Karte von dem groessten Theil des Landes Jemen, Imame, Kaukeban &&., Nach astronomischen Beobachtungen, und Reisemaassen Verfasst von Herrn C. Niebuhr Neu herausgegeben von Herrn F.A. Schraembl.

      Wien, ca. 1789. - Teilkolorierte Kupferstichkarte des Jemen von Hieronymus Benedicti mit Mittelfalz. Blattgröße 73,5 x 57cm, Darstellung 56,5 x 37cm. Im oberen Rand zwei hinterlegte Einrisse, sonst nur kleinere Randläsuren, eine Quetschfalte in der oberen Hälfte, nur vereinzelt fleckig und insgesamt in einem sehr schönen Zustand. LA116 Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1000

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        Kupferstichkarte - Karte von dem groessten Theil des Landes Jemen, Imame, Kaukeban &&. Nach astronomischen Beobachtungen, und Reisemaassen Verfasst von Herrn C. Niebuhr Neu herausgegeben von Herrn F.A. Schraembl.

      Wien, ca. 1789.. Landkarte. Teilkolorierte Kupferstichkarte des Jemen von Hieronymus Benedicti mit Mittelfalz. Blattgröße 73,5 x 57cm, Darstellung 56,5 x 37cm. Im oberen Rand zwei hinterlegte Einrisse, sonst nur kleinere Randläsuren, eine Quetschfalte in der oberen Hälfte, nur vereinzelt fleckig und insgesamt in einem sehr schönen Zustand. LA116

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        The Economy of Human Life

      London - W. Darton and Co, 1789. London - W. Darton and Co, 1789 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Acollection of moral precepts, frequently reprinted and popular in their day. The first part has beenattributed to Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, and the second to the authorJohn Hill. Two parts in one volume; complete. With previous owner's copperplate inscriptions to a number of pages. Condition: In a roan binding. Externally, rather worn with cracking to joints. Internally, firmly bound. Front and rear free endpapers have been removed and are missing, as well asone front blank. Closed tear to first page ofcontents. Ink inscriptions to front and rearpastedowns, title page, rear free endpaper and one or two further pages. Slight spots and marks to title page but otherwise generally bright and clean. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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        Elements of Natural History, and of Chemistry: being the second edition of the elementary lectures on those sciences, first published in 1782, and now greatly enlarged and improved, by the author... Translated into English. With occasional notes, and an historical preface, by the translator. London: Printed for G.G.J. and J. Robinson... 1788. [And:] Supplement to the Elements of Natural History and of Chemistry...carefully extracted from the edition of 1789, and adapted to the English; by the translator of that work.

      London: Printed for G.G.J. and J. Robinson... .. Second edition in English, but the first edition of William Nicholson's translation, done from the improved and updated second edition of 1786, with important notes and a valuable preface on recent events in chemistry by Nicholson. It was in the preliminary discourse to the second edition that Fourcroy finally renounced the phlogiston theory. The supplement, which is not always found with the main work, is not a translation of P.-A. Adet's supplement to Fourcroy's second edition, but was prepared independently by Nicholson. Cole 464. Neville I, p. 468 (without the supplement). Partington III, p. 537.IA. Smeaton, Fourcroy, pp. 8, 96-98 and 177-180; bibliography nos. 10 and 11.5 volumes (4 volumesthe Supplement), 8vo, with 8 letterpress tables (7 folding) in vol. 4 and 2 folding tables in the supplement. Contemporary tree calf, red and brown morocco labels on spines (the Supplement also in tree calf and apparently rebacked at a very early date to match), yellow edges. Lower joint of vols. 1 and 2 cracking, and brown morocco label missing from vol. 1, pale brown stain in first few leaves of vol. 2, but a nice set. Signature of Thomas Sydenham at head of title in vol. 1.

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

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

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        Die theoretischen Brüder oder zweite Stuffe der Rosenkreutzer und ihrer Instruktion das erstmahl ans Licht herausgegeben von einem Profanen nebst einem Anhang aus dem dritten und fünften Grad, als Probe. Neue Auflage

      Athen (d. i. Regensburg, Montag und Weiss), 1789.. Athen (d. i. Regensburg, Montag und Weiss), 1789.. Mit gest. Titelvign. und 2 doppelblattgr. Kupfertafeln. 1 Bl., 278 S., 1 Bl. Marmorierter Pappband im Stil d. Zt. Wolfstieg 42519; Caillet 10615; Ackermann V, 220; Dorbon-Ainé 4829. - Enthält das Fragment aus der Geschichte der Könige von Schesian: "Was sind denn diese Rosenkreuzer? ... Es sind Teufelsbanner und Goldmacher, Eur. Majestät", u. a. auch über Aufnahme, Gesetze, Ritual der Tafelloge, Unterricht. - Titel auf grünem Papier. - Frisches Exemplar!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        OBSERVATIONS FAITES DANS LES PYRÉNÉES, pour servir de suite à des observations sur les Alpes, insérées dans une Traduction des Lettres de W. Coxe, sur la Suisse.

      1789 - Paris, Chez Belin, 1789. Deux parties reliées en un volume in-8 (134 X 208) demi-basane fauve granitée à petits coins de vélin, dos lisse orné de guirlandes dorées en place des nerfs, fer doré dans les compartiments, pièce de titre veau rouge sertie de filets gras et perlés (reliure de l'époque) ; (1) f. blanc, VIII pages de faux-titre, titre, préface et errata, 284 pages, 3 planches dépliantes, (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre, 285-452 pages, (6) ff. de vergé blanc. ÉDITION ORIGINALE très recherchée de ce « LIVRE CAPITAL, acte de naissance des Pyrénées » selon Béraldi. TROIS PLANCHES dépliantes gravées sur vélin fort par P. F. Tardieu, dont deux cartes et un panorama: Les Pyrénées (frontispice de la première partie), Vue des Pyrénées prise du Sommet du Pic de Midi de Bigorre et Partie des Pyrénées (frontispice de la seconde partie). La deuxième partie, malgré une pagination continue, possède ses propres feuillets de faux-titre et titre. LA PREMIÈRE DESCRIPTION DE LA CHAÎNE DES PYRÉNÉES : ce voyage de Ramond est une classique «tournée des Pyrénées» d?aujourd?hui, mais faite par un homme qui marche en montagnard, observe en savant, et décrit en peintre, dans ce livre paru en 1789. Tout comme Saussure pour les Alpes, Ramond est le premier à décrire les Pyrénéesdans leur ensemble : c?est donc un travail de précurseur, qu?il réalise avec un grand souci de composition, alternant les tranches pittoresques avec les tranches scientifiques. «Servis par un style admirable, les écrits pyrénéens de Ramond demeurent une pièce majeure des livres pyrénéistes» (Claude Dendaletche). BEL EXEMPLAIRE, à la reliure intacte, PEU COMMUN DANS CETTE CONDITION. (Béraldi, Cent Ans, I, 5 à 33 ? Labarère, 1221, «Édition originale très recherchée» ? Dendaletche, 1512, « Assez rare » ? Perret, 3565). FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lettres écrites à ses amis en Toscane pendant le cours de ses voyages en Italie, en Sicile et en Turquie, sur l'histoire naturelle, l'industrie & le commerce de ces différentes contrées

      Duchesne, Paris 1789 - 3 volumes in-8. [195 x 123 mm] Collation : XVI, 542 pp. /(4), 463 2 pl. / (4), 489 pp., 3 pl. Basane brune, dos orné, chainette dorée d'encadrement sur les plats, tranches marbrées. (Reliure de l'époque.). Première édition française, de ces lettres de voyage en Sicile et en Turquie. La traduction est de Pingeron, qui l'a enrichie de notes. Fente à un mors du premier volume, bon exemplaire par ailleurs. Rare. Manquait à Chadenat et à Blackmer. Quérard 9, 98.

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        History of Gdansk] Versuch einer Geschichte Danzigs aus zuverlässigen Quellen und Handschriften.

      Gottlieb Leberecht Hartung - Friedrich Maurer, Königsberg-Berlin 1789 - Königsberg-Berlin: Gottlieb Leberecht Hartung - Friedrich Maurer, 1789-1791. First edition. Octavo, 3 vols. xxxviii, 544, [1]; xiv, 608, [1]; xxxii, 547, [1] pp. Period style marbled papered boards with printed paper title labels on the spines, all edges speckled. Small ink stamps on the top margins of the title pages, otherwise a very good set. First edition of this history of Danzig (modern Gdansk), covering the period from the end of the 13th century until 1752. The book was written by a member of the local nobility, Daniel Gralath the Younger (his grandfather was Danzig City Secretary, and his father - Danzig Mayor); Gralath himself studied law at the University of Königsberg and worked for 45 years as a law professor in the Danzig Academic gymnasium. Wermke 7812. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Select views in Leicestershire, from original drawings: containing seats of the nobility and gentry, town views and ruins, accompanied with descriptive and historical relations [WITH]: The supplementary volume to the Leicestershire views: containing a series of excursions in the year 1790, to the villages and places of note in the county

      J. Throsby.Sold by W. & J. Walker.London 1789-1790 [but 1791-1792], Leicester - First edition, 2 volumes, 4to, pp. [8], viii, 353, [1]; 536; Vol. I engraved author portrait frontispiece, engraved title page, 60 plates, including one folding chart not called for in the Directions to the Binder; Vol. II folding map frontispiece, 16 plates, including one hand- colored map; early 20th-century half pig over original speckled sheep, black and brown spine labels lettered in yellow, new endpapers; Vol. I upper cover badly ring-stained, additional soiling on rear cover; edges of original sheep rubbed; Vol. I frontispiece and title page considerably dampstained as are many of the plates, one plate in Vol. I with early 20th- century ownership rubberstamp on margin, else textblocks very good and sound. Vol. II imprint London: Printed for the author, by J. Nichols, 1790. Vol. I frontispiece dated 1791; Vol. II frontispiece dated 1792.ESTC N21890 & T112230. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Voyage from New South Wales to Canton, in the Year 1788, with Views of the Islands Discovered

      London: Printed by George Stafford, for J. Debrett, 1789. London: Printed by George Stafford, for J. Debrett,, 1789. Quarto (290 × 227 mm). Recent mid-brown morocco to style, red morocco label, narrow flattened bands, compartments gilt with vase tools, floral corner-pieces, wide Greek key panel to the boards, edge-roll of roundels and lozenges, attractive roll featuring a floral rounde lto the turn-ins, marbled endpapers. Title-page vignette, and 4 folding lithographic coastal profiles, bound without half-title or final advertisement leaf. Light browning and some spotting, title page marginally soiled, plates creased from old misfolds, overall very good. First edition of this important, somewhat overlooked, First Fleet account, which also provides a record of the first trading voyage out of Port Jackson. "The Charlotte, commanded by Captain Gilbert, was one of the first fleet of ships conveying convicts and settlers to New South Wales in 1787. Having landed their consignments of convicts... [and] making his way to Canton to bring back a cargo of tea for the East India Company on a track lying many degrees to the east of that pursued by any of the circumnavigators, Gilbert and Marshall discovered many important islands, including the ones that bear their respective names" (Hill). After his return to England Gilbert was appointed Captain of The Neptune, commissioned to carry another group of convicts as part of the Second Fleet. When The Neptune was embarking convicts at Plymouth, Gilbert became involved in a dispute with the NSW Corps, just recently formed to take the role of the Marine Corps on these voyages, as to who had ultimate authority over the convicts. "As the dispute worsened, with threatened violence, Gilbert was removed from the ship to be replaced by Donald Trail in December 1789, shortly before the ships sailed to New South Wales" (First Fleet Fellowship web-site, retrieved 27/05/2014). Gilbert's account is testimony his "navigational and seamen skills"especially "as they were sailing 'blind' with no charts to guide them on their outward voyage from Sydney Cove".

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        Situation politique de la France et ses Rapports actuels avec toutes les puissances de l'Europe. Ouvrage dont l'objet est de démontrer par les Faits historiques tous les maux qu'a causés à la France l'Alliance Autrichienne et toutes les fautes que le Ministère François a commises dépuis l'époque des Traité de Versailles de 1756, 57 et 58 jusqu'à nos jours.

      A Neuchatel et se trouve à Paris, chez Buisson, 1789. - 3 parties en 1 volume in-8. XVI. 253pp. + VIII. 196pp. + 74pp. Plein veau, dos lisse orné (reliure de l'époque, épidermures sur les plats et au dos, coiffe supérieure élimée). Edition Originale. Ouvrage sur la politique étrangère de la France, qui contient de nombreuses références aux colonies et à l'Amérique (Martinique, Guadeloupe, Ile de France, Canada, etc.). La troisième partie, où se trouvent exposées les opinions économiques et commerciales de l'auteur, possède un titre particulier: "Vues et developpemens des avantages que le pacte de famille peut donner à la France et à l'Espagne pour le rétablissement de la Marine et du Commerce Maritime". L'auteur s'y déclare favorable à une alliance de la France avec l'Espagne et traite en particulier du Commerce Colonial, de la Traite des Nègres, de la Compagnie des Indes, du Système de Law, etc. Charles de Peysonnel (1727-1790) avait été Consul de France en Crimée, à Candie et à Smyrne. Reliure très frottée. Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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, Co, 1789. 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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        The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, in the County of Southampton: With Engravings and an Appendix

      London: Printed by T. Bensley; for B. White and Son, 1789. London: Printed by T. Bensley; for B. White and Son, 1789. First Edition; including the errata leaf and all plates (two folding). A classic of natural history, and, as one of the first volumes explicitly detailing birds and their habitats, a cornerstone of ornithology. A beautifully clean copy with wide margins; bound in full contemporary tree calf; corners renewed and rebacked, probably late in the 19th century. The spine has a red morocco title label and substantial gilt spine decoration.

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        Poesie und Prosa.

      Hamburg, Hoffmann, 1789.. Mit einem gestochenen Kupferfrontispiz nach Chodowiecki, 2 n.n. Blättern ( Subskribentenverzeichnis ), IV ( Inhalt ), 385 Seiten, schlichter Pappband der Zeit, 8° ( 17,5 x 12 cm ). Einband stark berieben, Ecken und Kanten stark bestoßen, Einbandrücken mit altem handgeschriebenem Titelschildchen. Innen Besitz- und Biblitheksvermerke ( u.a. " Lehrerbibliothek des k.k. Staatsgymnasiums in Brüx " ), einige Seiten etwas fleckig bzw. stockfleckig, einige Seiten eselsohrig. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 300 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ).

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

      London: Printed by T. Bensley; for B. White and Son, 1789 London: Printed by T. Bensley; for B. White and Son, 1789. First Edition; including the errata leaf and all plates (two folding). A classic of natural history, and, as one of the first volumes explicitly detailing birds and their habitats, a cornerstone of ornithology. A beautifully clean copy with wide margins; bound in full contemporary tree calf; corners renewed and rebacked, probably late in the 19th century. The spine has a red morocco title label and substantial gilt spine decoration.

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        Der Geisterseher. Eine Geschichte aus den Memoires des Grafen von O**. Erstausg.

      Leipzig, Georg Joachim Göschen, 1789.. 338 S., mit gest. Frontispiz (Die Hexe von Endor), Kl.-8°, Goldgepr. Halbleder d. Zt. mit fünf Bünden. Bloch 2/999 (zur Ausg. 1796). - Schillers "Geisterseher" erschien ursprünglich zw. 1787 u. 1789 in der Zeitschrift Thalia. Das vorliegende Werk von 1789 ist die Erstausgabe in Buchform, u., obwohl es mit dem Vermerk endet "Ende des ersten Bandes", so kmpl. Die Geschichte um Geisterbeschwörung, Magie, Geheimgesellschaften, Philosophie u. nicht zuletzt um eine schöne Frau wurde vom Publikum begeistert aufgenommen. Schiller (1759-1805) selbst tat sich mit dem Werk schwer, so dass es letztendlich nur bei dem Romanfragment blieb. Die bis heute immer wieder neu gedruckte Buchausgabe von 1796 ist ein Text, den Schiller dreimal überarbeitete u. der zuerst mit einer Fortsetzung von Emanuel Friedrich Follenius (1773-1809) erschien. Es folgten noch zwei weitere Versuche, das Werk zu beenden u. zwar von C. Morvell (1833) u. von Hanns Heinz Ewers (1922). - Etwas berieben u. leicht bestossen; tlw. mit leichtem Feuchtigkeitsrand; Signatur auf dem Titel; anfangs mit kl. Wurmgang am Bund (ohne Textberührung), sonst ein gutes Expl.

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        XVIIIeme Siecle Institutions Usages et Costumes

      1789, 1878. 1789, 1878 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An illustrated history of 18th Century society and customs in Franceby Paul Lacroix with twenty-onecolour lithographs and three-hundred and fifty woodcuts. Third edition. Illustrations after Watteau, Vanloo, Rigaud, Boucher, Greuze, Lancret, J. Vernet, Chardin. Jeaurat, Bouchardon, Saint-Aubin, Eisen, Gravelot, Moreau, Chochin, Wille, Debucourt etc. Paul Lacroix (1806 -1884) was aFrench author and journalist. With previous owner's ink inscription to verso to front free endpaper. Condition: In a quarter morocco binding with decorative cloth boards. Externally, sound but with slight wear to extremities, slight loss to head and tail of spine and with slight evidence of past worming to front joint. Hinges slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with some tidemarks and occasional spotting and marks to pages. With slight marginal loss to endpapers and the occasional closed tear. Overall: GOOD.

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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, capital del Peru, el excelentísimo señor don Teodoro de Cróix, caballero de Cróix, del Orden Teutónico, coronel del Regimiento de Reales Guardias Walonas, teniente general de los reales exéreitos [sic], virrey gobernador y capitan general de las Provincias del Perú Chile, superintendente general de Real Hacienda, y presidente de la Real Audiencia de esta capital, &c

      Lima: En la Imprenta Real de los Niños Expósitos. 1789. Lima: En la Imprenta Real de los Niños Expósitos. 1789. First edition. Contemporary vellum with manuscript title on spine, decorated edges. A very good copy minor wear but for an inch chip to heel of spine; professional repair to plate; 19th c. owner's inscription on front free endpaper. 4to. Illus. with 1 folding plate. Includes the folding plate of the elaborately decorated catafalque raised in the Cathedral of Lima in commemoration of the death of Charles III, engraved by José Vásquez, and the advertencias leaf after the title leaf. Separate title page and pagination for the second section which contains Bernardo Rueda's oration: Oracion funebre que en las solemnes exequias del Rey nuestro señor don Carlos III., dixo en la Iglesia Catedral de Lima, el M.R.P. Mtro. Fr. Bernardo Rueda, de la Orden de Ermitaños de Ntro. P. San Agustin, doctor teólogo en la Real Universidad de San Marcos, exâminador sinodal de este arzobispado, y rector actual del Colegio, y Universidad Pontificia de San Ildefonso, 1789. Only three others at auction in the last 30 years, one without the plate, one with library stamps, and one with a crudely repaired plate. OCLC shows six copies at five locations, only two in the U.S.: JCB (2), Duke, BN Spain, Ibero-Amer. Inst., and BN Chile, with at least one, if not three, incomplete. Palau 267421. Sabin 71247. Medina: Impr. Lima 1697. JCB III: 3324. Vargas Ugarte: Biblioteca peruana 2546. Moreno: 1407.

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        The New Annual Register, or General Repository of History, Politics, and Literature For the Year1781; 1788

      788, 1789. 788, 1789 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Two well-worn and fascinatingly 'real'contemporaneousvolumes of popular and vernacular politics and culture in the late c. 18. Established rival Edmund Burke's 'Annual Register,' the New Annual Register (or General Repository of History, Politics, and Literature for the Year. . . ) was an annual almanac published from 1780 until 1825;initiallyat the direction ofthe highly productive Andrew Kippis, and from 1795 by Thomas Morgan and George Gregory (at which point the producting switched from Whig to Tory leanings). These volumes (covering the years 1781 and 1788) each contain a number of sections which helpfully divide and sub-divide material. They include British and Foreign History, Biographical Anecdotes, Manners of Nations, Classical and Polite Criticism, Philosophical Papers, Antiquities, Poetry, and Domestic and Foreign Literature. Condition: Externally, heavily worn. Bound in old quarter-morrocco with paper boards. Corners of boards worn, with rubbing and loss of paper throughout. Morrocco spines heavily chipped and worn across, heavily to head and tail. Joints cracked. Internally,hinges cracked and binding tender but holding in most places. Rough and sometimes uncut pages are generally bright and clean, notwithstanding minimal dusting to edges. Overall: FAIR..

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        (Hrsg.). Johann Adam Kulmus anatomische Tabellen für Lehrlinge der Anatomie. Umgearbeitet und mit XXVII neuen Kupfertafeln versehen von K.G. Kühn. Leipzig, Fritsch, 1789. III-VIII S., 1 Bl., 180 S. Mit 27 herausklappbaren Kupferstichtafeln. 4°. Hldr. d. Zt. m. RVerg. (stark beschabt und bestoßen, vorderer Buchdeckel lose).

      1789. . Blake, 249; Hirsch-Hübotter III, 632.- Letzte Ausgabe mit den anschaulichen Tabellen des Danziger Stadtphysikus Johann Adam Kulmus (1689-1745). Die erste der zahlreichen Ausgaben war 1722 in Danzig erschienen.- Die Tafeln mit mehreren Abbildungen auf festem Büttenpapier.- Vorderer Vorsatz fehlt, wenige Tafeln etwas stockfleckig.

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        Posthumous Works

      London: G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1789. London: G. G. J. and J. Robinson,, 1789. Translated from the French. 5 volumes, octavo (204 × 126 mm). Contemporary tree calf, spines gilt in compartments, green morocco labels, speckled edges. Portrait frontispiece. Bookplates, with ownership inscription to front pastedown of volume 1. Spines and extremities rubbed, ends of spines bumped, some tenderness or starting to upper joints, partial tanning to endpapers, leaves otherwise fresh. A very good set. First English edition. The works of Frederick the Great find themselves in interesting hands in this first English translation. Thomas Holcroft, who was at the time of publication a popular playwright, would soon become more famous for his radical politics, in particular his association with William Godwin, and his trial for treason in 1794 (in which he was defended by Thomas Erskine without fee and acquitted). This book, published on the cusp of the French Revolution, marks an early stage in Holcroft's development. In the preface he reveals his complex relationship to his subject, first asserting his anti-monarchist credentials, "Europe, it is true, is rousing from her slumbers. Men begin to understand something of their own worth, and the general system of despotism totters", and then fixing himself to the task of faithfully translating the works and opinions of a complex man, "however pernicious they might be at some moments, and virtuous or magnanimous at others". An attractively bound set.

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        Aspasie [Opera poster]

      Paris, 1789. Paris, 1789. Aspasie [Opera poster]. Paris, 1789. Large poster (20" x 16"). Woodcut on paper, laid down on card. Stained, some loss to top right and left margin, with very slight loss at upper right corner of the woodcut. This rare poster advertises the upcoming performances at L'Academie Royale de Musique for March 12-17, 1789. The performances mentioned include the very first performance of the opera Aspasie, a current hit by Sacchini Arvire et Evelina (premiered 1788); a popular opera by Rousseau, Le Devin du Village (premiered 1752); and a representation of Gluck's Iphigenie en Tauride (premiered 1779)*. Aspasie is an opera in 3 acts, with music by Gretry, book by Morel de Chedeville, ballet choreographed by Pierre-Gabriel Gardel. Principal singers: Maillard, Gavaudan, M. Laine, and M. Cheron. Ballets: Guimard and M. Gardel. Twelve performances of Aspasie were held until June 21, 1789 when its scheduled performance was canceled because Necker closed all the theatres of Paris (Pitou, 55-6). Staged only once more on August 4, 1789, it was not revived due to both the troubled times and its outdated theme of young lovers in the lyceum of ancient Athens. These large advertisement posters for theatre are extremely rare. They were almost always destroyed by removal or by covering since only 153 walls and doors throughout the city of Paris could bear advertisements for the royal theatres (Howarth, 460, note 2). *Until 1789, theatre posters carried only the name of the company, the venue, the date, the attraction, occasionally the time, the ticket price, and the details of coming attractions. Gluck is the only composer mentioned in the poster, a fact that indicates his growing popularity (Iphigenie en Tauride had its premier ten years earlier). Reference: Howarth, French theatre in the neo-classical era 1550-1789 (1997); Lajarte I, 362-3 (CCCVIII); Pitou, The Paris Opera II (1985).

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        A Course of Lectures on the Figurative Language of the Holy Scripture and the Interpretation of it from the Scripture Itself

      London - G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1789. London - G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1789 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A second edition of these Lectures by William Jones, the British clergyman and author, known as the William Jones of Nayland, from the private library of the well-known Theologian and Professor of Philosophy, David Arthur Pailin. Pailinalludes toJoness Hutchinsonian concern with the details of the biblical text whichis reflected in these lectures. In the opening series of eleven lectures on the language of the bible, he examines the distinctiveness of that language and, in particular, the way in which it contains both a plain and a figurative sense (p. 26). (David Arthur Pailin). In order to interpret its significance, it is accordingly necessary to be aware of the different figures or symbolic forms that are employed in it. (David Arthur Pailin). In the final piece in this volume, Jones examines how orthodox Christian teaching about the state of humankind and the kingdom of God agrees with the works of God, and the oeconomy of Nature (p. 421). (David Arthur Pailin). Condition: Recently re-bound in quarter calf with matching buckram boards and gilt lettering on spine. Externally, very smart with some minor shelfwear and wear to the leather only. Internally, firmly bound. Pages slightly browned and age-toned and edges of leaves burnished. There is a David Arthur Pailin bookplate to the front pastedown, dated 1984. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Bergverks-Lexicon]. Atlasband mit 34 Kupfertafeln (3 gefalt.).

      [Stockholm, Carlbohm 1789].. Zeitgenöss. Interimsbrosch. Quer-Folio. - Atlasband zur ersten Ausgabe der Standardpublikation, eine der grundlegenden Veröffentlichungen der schwedischen Bergwerksliteratur. - Die Kupfer (in unterschiedlichen Formaten und auf 33 Tafeln) in schönen kräftigen Abzügen. Gutes und weitgehend sauberes Exemplar auf starkem Papier. -.

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        Histoire Secret De La Cour De Berlin, Ou Correspondence D'un Voyageur Francois, depuis le 5 Juilet 1786 jusau'au 19 Janvier 1787. (WITH). Correspondence pour Servir De Suite A L'Histoire Secrette De La Cour De Berlin.

      no publisher, NP, (Potsdam) 1789 - In two volumes. First edition. Tall 8vo., cont. hafl calf, marble boards, leather labels, (xviii), 318; (iv), 376, 102pp. Some light rubbing o/w a near fine copy. Comte de Mirabeau, Honore Gabriel Riqueti [1749-1791] French revolutionary, politician and writer, member of the National Assembly. After a preliminary trip to Berlin, he was dispatched on a secret mission to Prussia in 1786, returning to France in 1787. His remarkably candid account of his experiences at the Prussian court did little to further diplomatic relations, as Mirabeau was scathing in his assessment of the Prussian court, denouncing it as scandalous and corrupt, labelling the King as weak and his brother as incompetent. The book was banned by Versailles which succeeded only in ensuring its success. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nouveau Voyage en Espagne

      , 1789. 1789 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An uncommon copy of Nouveau Voyage en Espagne. Bound in tree calf leather with gilt lettering. First edition. In French. Volume one only of three. Complete set can command around 2000Collated complete with eight folding plates, including hand coloured frontis, andhalf title. With Philip, Earl of Hardwicke's armorial nameplate on the front pastedown. Philip Yorke, 2nd Earl of Hardwicke (1720 1790) was one of the chief contributors to Athenion Letters a work that for many years had a considerable vogue and went through several editions. Jean-Francois, baron de Bourgoing (1748-1811) was a French diplomat, writer and translator. A commander of the legion d'honneur, he was also a corresponding member of the Institut de France, a member of the Copenhagen Academy of Sciences, the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts, a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences from 1810, a knight then a baron de l'Empire, and a knight of the Swedish Order of the Polar Star. Containing details on the more recent political constitution, the courts, I'inquisition forces of earth and sea, Manufactures & Commerce, mainly silk & linen; on new settlements, such as Bank of Saint Charles, the Company Philippines, and other institutions which seek to regenerate Spain; finally, on manners, literature, the theater, the last siege of Gibraltar & the journey of Monseigneur Comte d'Artois. - Translation of text on title pageCondition: The binding is tight and firm. The hinges are cracked. There is significant wear to the extremities, including bumping, rubbing and loss. Internally the pages are bright and generally clean with the occasional light scattered foxing or handling mark. Overall the condition is good only with a very good interior..

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        Orationes Quaedam Selectae

      London - T. Longman et al., 1789. London - T. Longman et al., 1789 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Selected speeches written by Cicero on behalf of certain important figures, and expressing his opinions on affairs of state during his life. Of his speeches, eighty-eight were recorded, of which fifty-two survive. Including biography of Cicero. In Latin. Eleventh edition. Monastic bookplate to front pastedown. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally sound, with marks to the boards and some rubbing. Ink to spine. Slight wear to the head of the time. Internally, generally firmly bound. Front hinge slightly strained. Library label to front pastedown. Neat ink signature to recto of front free-endpaper. Pages are age-toned, with some scattered spotting throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Expostulatory Odes to a Great Duke and a Little Lord

      London - G. Kearsley, 1789. London - G. Kearsley, 1789 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A disbound copy of this scarce satirical work. John Wolcot (1738-1819) wrote under the nom-de-plume of Peter Pindar, was a satirist. Born in Dodbrooke, near Kingsbridge in Devon, he studied medicine and in 1767 went as physician to Sir William Trelawny, Governor of Jamaica. In 1780, Wolcot went to London and commenced writing satires. The first objects of his attentions were the members of the Royal Academy, and when these attempts were well received the King and Queen became the most frequent marks for his satirical shafts. In 1786 appeared The Lousiad, a Heroi-Comic Poem, taking its name from a legend that a louse had once appeared on the King's dinner plate. Other subjects were Boswell, the biographer of Samuel Johnson, and James Bruce, the Abyssinian traveller. Wolcot,had a remarkable vein of humour and wit, which, while intensely comic to persons not involved, stung its subjects to the quick. He had likewise strong intelligence, and a power of coining effective phrases. In other kinds of composition, as in some ballads which he wrote, an unexpected touch of gentleness and even tenderness appears. Among these are The Beggar Man and Lord Gregory. Condition: This volume is disbound. Thetext block is tight and firm. There is some reasonably minorbrown spottingto the outer pages but internally the pages are generally clean and bright. Overall, the condition of this volume is very good..

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        Braunschweigisches Kochbuch für angehende Köche, Köchinnen, Haushälterinnen und Hausmütter, nebst einer Anleitung zu der .Wissenschaft des innern Haushalts. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      Braunschweig, Schulbuchhandlung, 1789.. 8°. XV, 480 (recte: 500) SS., 3 gefalt. Kupfertaf.; Tit., 454 SS., 15 nn. Bll. Modern HPgt. mit aufgezog. Rsch. d. Zt.. Weiss 1079. - Tls. stockfleckig. Vord. und hint. flieg. Vors. mit alt. hs. Besitzverm. (dat.: 1798). Einbd. im Stil der Zeit unter Verwendung des Original-Rückenschilds neu gebunden. Insges. schönes Exemplar.

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        De Porceleinfabriek, of volledige beschrijving der kunst om porcelein te maaken...Vermeerdert...door J.J. Kasteleijn

      Dordrecht, Blusse 1789. X, 238 S., 1 Bl. u. 10 gefalt. Kupfertafeln, Priv. Hmaroqu.-Bd.auf Bünden m. Rverg., Abb., guter Zustand, Die Enthüllung zahlreicher Porzellangeheimnisse, die sich dem Grafen de Milly bei seinem Aufenthalt in Deutschland, speziell in Ludwigsburg, offenbart haben, erschien zuerst 1771 in französischer, 1774 in deutscher Sprache. Sie war vor allem als Hilfestellung für die franz. Fabrikanten, die - wie es bei Solon heißt - noch immer mit der Herstellung von Hartporzelln experimentieren, von großer Bedeutung. "The whole process of manufacture, as carried on in Germany in all the ramifications of the Dresden works, was suddenly vulgarised by the publication of De Milly's L'art de la porcelaine" (Solon). Das Werk lieferte den Text zum keramischen Teil der Enzyklopädie von Diderot und d'Alembert. - Erschienen als Tl. 3 von: Volledige beschrijving van alle konsten, ambachten, handwerken, fabrieken....

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        Gedichte. Mit Kupfern. 2 Bde.

      Göttingen, Dieterich 1789.. 46, 272 S. u. 10 S., 7 Bll. Subskribentenverzeichnis, 296 S. Mit 2 ill. Kupfertiteln von Meil, 2 gestochenen Frontispiz, 2 Kupfertafeln nach Meil, 8 (einschließlich 1 Frontispiz) Kupfertafeln nach Chodowiecki u. 4 Vignetten v. Meil u. Schellenberg. Neue Lederbde mit Rückenvergoldung, blindgeprägten Deckel- u. Innenfileten sowie Kopfgoldschnitt.. Zweite um 26 bisher ungedruckte Gedichte u. die Kupfer von Meil u. Schellenberg erweiterte Auflage. Unter den Subskribenten Gleim u. Klopstock. - Leicht gebräunt u. gering fleckig, in Bd 2 die ersten Seiten (einschließlich Frontispiz u. Titel) mit kleinem Feuchtigkeitsrand, 1 Bl. mit Einriß, 1 Bl. mit ergänztem Ausriß bei geringem Textverlust. Insgesamt jedoch sehr schönes Exemplar in einem meisterhaften neueren Ganzledereinband.

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        Autograph Document Signed / Unsigned Portrait

      This English-born American bookseller and publisher was controversial during the American Revolution for his suspected Tory sympathies, especially since he published the "New York Gazetteer," even returning to England briefly early during the war; but it's believed he was actually a spy for the Americans, and smuggled messages to General Washington printed on thin paper bound into the covers of books. ADS, 2pp (separate leaves), 7 3/4" X 6" and 7 3/4" X 7½", New York, NY, 1789 September 10-11. Very good. Mild bit of age toning, slight bit of soiling. First leaf, in Rivington's hand, records a real estate transaction (verbatim, with line breaks included): "James Rivington & wife / to / Benj: Moore / deed & Release Sept: 10 & 11, 1789. / Recd. -- Lib:45. p529 -- & Lib:46. p221. -- / 16 ac. 2 roads & 32 paas.-- Between Green- / -wich Road & the River -- South of / Mary Clarke's land. --" The second leaf, in another and neater hand, notes: "Abstract of Title to two Lots of Ground, on the North-Easterly side of Twenty first Street, in the 12th Ward of the City of New York, distinguished on the plot beneath by the numbers 1 & 2." Below this is a well-drafted plat map showing land parcels between "9th Av." at left, "8th Ave." at right, "22d St" at top and "21. St." at bottom -- with the two lots in question here neatly marked "1" and "2" in the lower right area of this block. The purchaser here was Bishop BENJAMIN MOORE (1748-1816) the second bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York and president of Columbia College -- best remembered as the father of Clement C. Moore (1779-1863), the scholar who penned the immortal poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" in 1823. Bishop Moore and his son owned a number of properties in this area, mostly in the Chelsea Historic District slightly north of the two lots he purchased from Rivington. A scarce document with interesting connections. Accompanied by a superb and itself scarce vintage steel-engraved portrait, heavy stock 7" X 10½", n.p., n.y. [mid-19th century]. Fine. A bold and handsome head-and-shoulders portrait of Rivington gazing intently at the viewer, looking rather like Washington himself, engraved by A.H. Ritchie.

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        Malerische Reise eines deutschen Künstlers nach Rom. Ein würdiger Pendant zu Volksmanns und von Archenholz Werken. Zwei Theile (in 1 Bd).

      Wien, Lukas Hochenleitter und Kompagnie, 1789.. 254 S. mit gestochenem Verlagssignet auf dem Titel, 1 Bl. weiß; 208 S. Schlichter Ppbd der Zeit mit neuem Rückenschild (Einband etwas fleckig, Kanten leicht bestoßen, gelöschter Stempel auf der Titelrückseite, meist gering, nur stellenweise etwas braunfleckig).. Seltene erste Ausgabe.- Der Maler, Dichter, Schriftsteller und Musiker Johann Jacob Grund (1755 - 1812 od. 15) hat sich anfangs in Ansbach der Miniaturmalerei gewidmet. 1779 kam er nach Rom. "Ein namhafter Maler war dieser Grund ... nicht, aber ein gewiegter Theoretiker, der sich durch seine (mit Rat Reiffenstein unternommenen) Versuch zur Wiederherstellung der enkaustischen Technik und durch ein gelehrtes Buch über 'Die Malerei der Griechen' ... ein Ansehen bei den Zeitgenossen erworben hat" (Noack). "In einem Namensverzeichnis römischer Künstler (wurde Grund) von Goethe als 'Cosetto' bezeichnet" (Noack). 1791 wird Grund Professor an der Kunstakademie in Florenz. In den 90er Jahren geht er zurück nach Deutschland, dann nach Prag, wo er sich jedoch mehr der Musik als der Malerei gewidmet zu haben scheint (war auch Professor am Prager Konservatorium). In Prag ist er gestorben.- Seine "Malerische Reise" ist in Briefform verfaßt. Er will dem Leser keine gelehrten oder tiefforschenden Beobachtungen mitteilen, "sondern simple Bemerkungen und Erzählungen der Dinge nach den verschiedenen Eindrücken, die sie auf (ihn) gemacht haben ... (und) von den Ereignissen und dem Nutzen (seiner) Reise (unterrichten. Er) will hiemit unter dem Gewühle tausendfacher Gegenstände, die (er) zu beschreiben gedenkt, vorzüglich dasjenige berühren, was (ihm) in Betreff der Kunstprodukte ... vorkam". In den ersten 24 Briefen (= Teil 1) beschreibt der Maler die Reise von Ansbach nach Rom über Würzburg und Veitshöchheim, das Altmühltal, Innsbruck, Trient, Verona, Padua, Venedig, Ferrara, Florenz und Siena. Der ganze zweite Teil (= Brief 25 - 34) ist Rom gewidmet. Er will dabei nicht ohnehin Bekanntes beschreiben, sondern sich "dafür auf das einschränken, was bis izt noch keiner, der von Rom geschrieben, erwähnt hat", z.B. das Spital S. Spirito, wo Rom seine Findelkinder versorgt, die Judenschaft, die Merkwürdigkeiten am Ufer des Tyberstroms, die Katakomben, die Römerinnen und Römer, ihr Charakter und ihre Gebräuche, kirchliche Gebräuche, Aberglauben und Mißbräuche, Künste in Rom etc.- Noack I,355 u. II,222; Kraemer/Gendolla I,84; Oswald 194; Karhof/Köhne 176.

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        The Ancient History by Charles Rollin, late Principal of the University of Paris etc.etc.etc. in Eight Volumes.

      A. Guthrie, at the Apollo Press, Edinburgh 1789 - Eighth edition. 8 vols. 8vo. Pp 15, 424; 7, 422; 7, 444; 3, 485; 5, 431; 5, 514; 6, 426; 4, 402. 7 folding maps and plates out of an unstated number - most are missing. Some soiling internally. Full tree calf with contrasting morocco title labels. Spines elaborately gilt. A sound and handsome set - pity about the maps. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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