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        Historia de la vida del hombre. Concepcion, Nacimiento, Infancia, Niñez, Pubertad y Juventud del Hombre. 7 Volumenes

      Imprenta Aznar / Imprenta Real / Imprenta Villalpando / Imprenta de la Rifa Real, Madrid - encuadernación rozada en plena piel tejuelo, interior bien conservado . años 1789 / 1794 / 1798 y 1799. 2832 págs.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA EPOPEYA]
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        THE AMERICAN MUSEUM: OR REPOSITORY OF ANCIENT AND MODERN FUGITIVE PIECES, &C PROSE AND POETICAL. Volume VI, July to December 1789

      Mathew Carey, Philadelphia 1789 - Octavo (5" x 8-3/8") bound in contemporary sheep with gilt rules on the spine and a gilt-lettered burgundy morocco spine label; [iv], [5]-492, 46, [6] pages. Includes the July - December 1789 issues of this, one of the most important miscellaneous magazines of the eighteenth century. This volume is dedicated to George Washington. Includes one text illustration of a black boy born without arms and 20 articles on African Americans including William Stanhope Smith's "Essay of the Causes of the Variety of Complexion and figure in the human species" and Ben Franklin's "Address to the Public from the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, and the Relief of Free Negroes, unlawfully held in Bondage." An interesting insight into the mindset of 18th-century America as regards people of African descent. A 46-page section at the end records the doings of the Continental Congress, followed by a six-page index. Other articles include an account of the Society of Drunkards in Pennsylvania; An account and illustration of the deformed African-American boy called Prince; Letter regarding the pre-European fortifications found in Kentucky and Muskingum; The benefits of exercise in preference to medicine; William Penn's description of Pennsylvania; Account of the effects of elecricity in paralytic cases by Benjamin Franklin; Experiments on the cultivation of the poppy plant and the method of procuring opium; Remarkable case of a belly musket ball wound in a seaman where his feces came out his belly; The discovery of Vinland/America by Icelanders in the 11th century; The impracticability of a north west passage; Whether poor people should receive an education or not; Oration in praise of drunkenness; A column on the horrid custom of eating human flesh in Sumatra; etc. SIGNED on the dedication page: "John Gladstone/1790 - Liverpool" with his Fasquel House bookplate on the front pastedown. John Gladstone's wealth was based on trade with Calcutta and later Virginia tobacco and American grain. He acquired large sugar plantations in Jamaica and British Guiana where he used slave labor. When the slave trade was abolished in the British Empire in 1833, he was active in obtaining compensation for slave owners. He himself received the modern equivalent of millions of dollars for the 2,508 slaves he owned across nine plantations. After the abolition of slavery, Gladstone used Indentured servants from India to work in slavery-like conditions in his sugar plantations. He he was the father of William Ewart Gladstone, Prime Minister under Queen Victoria, one of the most significant politicians of the 19th century. A spectacular copy, Fine and fresh inside and out, with a fine association to boot [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Souvenirs d'un Homme du Monde. In two volumes

      Paris - Maradan, 1789 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce first edition of this work by the French inventor of pasigraphy, written during the year of the French Revolution. First Edition. 'Ou recueil de penses diverses, d'observations de bons-mots, de faits singuliers, d'anecdotes & d'opuscules'. 'Memories of a man's world. Or a collection of various thoughts, observations, good words, unusual facts, anecdotes & booklets'. Volume I features an engraved frontispiece. Complete in two volumes. Joseph Maimieux(1753-1820), was a noble whoimmigrated to Germany at the time of the Revolution, returning to France in 1797. He invented pasigraphy, a 'kind of system of universal language'. Etymologically, pasigraphy means 'write everything'. In his presentation, however, probably for the sake of outreach, Joseph Maimieux defined it as 'the art of writing at all'. Some pasigraphies may be very close to the notion of ideogram (symbol representing a word or idea) and that of pictogram (concrete representation of the thing by a simplified schematic drawing). Condition: In full leather bindings. Externally, generally smart, some wear to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Clean with just a few scattered spots. Some slight marginal tidemarks to the first few pages. Copperplate ink signatures to titlepages. Repairs to p. 197 andp. 59 of Volume I, where there has been some loss to the text. Overall: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION as published in THE ANNUAL REGISTER, OR A VIEW OF THE HISTORY, POLITICS, AND LITERATURE, FOR THE YEAR 1787

      London: J. Dodsley, 1789. First Edition. Hardcover. Clean copy in a binding with little wear. Near Fine and somewhat uncommon in this condition. Bound in original marbled boards with a recent calf leather spine and corners. While some copies have a title page dated 1788, the first edition was published in 1789. One of the most desirable volumes of this prestigious series as this year contains an early printing of the United States Constitution including the text of its submission signed in type by George Washington. Armorial bookplate of the Army and Navy Club on the front pastedown.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        VIAJE POLITICO-CIENTIFICO ALREDEDOR DEL MUNDO POR LAS CORBETAS DESCUBIERTA Y ATREVIDA AL MANDO DE LOS CAPITANES DE NAVIO D. ALEJANDRO MALASPINA Y D. JOSE DE BUSTAMANTE Y GUERRA

      - desde 1789 a 1794. Publicado con una introducción por. Madrid, Imprenta de la Viuda e Hijos de Abienzo, 1885, 25x34, 4 hojas, retrato grabado, XXXI + 681 páginas. 3 hojas. 1 mapa plegado y 6 láminas grabadas. Texto impreso a dos columnas. Bien encuadernado en una bella holandesa con la lomera en piel de cabra con nervios, hierros en seco y ruedas doradas, puntas en piel, conserva la cubierta original. Perfecto estado. (Palau 195860, "obra de calidad muy documentada y elogiada por Martín Fernández de Navarrete que la estudió en su época cuando aún estaba inédita". Se trata del mayor viaje científico de España al Océano Pacífico y a la California y la Costa Noroeste de América en el siglo XVIII. En 1789 Malaspina y Bustamante prepararon los proyectos para esta circunnavegación científica con los objetivos de trazar las regiones más remotas de América y observar el estado político de América con relación a España, etc. A su regreso a España, Malaspina presentó un informe, Viaje político-científico alrededor del mundo (1794), que incluía un informe político confidencial, con observaciones críticas de carácter político acerca de las instituciones coloniales españolas y favorable a la concesión de una amplia autonomía a las colonias americanas y del Pacífico, lo que le valió que, en noviembre de 1795, fuera acusado por Manuel Godoy de revolucionario y conspirador y condenado a diez años de prisión en el castillo de San Antón de La Coruña. Este trabajo se compiló con los documentos inéditos de Malaspina que habían permanecido olvidados durante casi un siglo en la Dirección de Hidrografía del Ministerio de Marina en Madrid hasta que el teniente de navío Pedro de Novo y Colson publicó la presente obra. Proyectada para reconocer y estudiar minuciosamente hasta el último rincón de sus dominios, la Expedición Malaspina(1789-1794) constituye uno de los episodios más brillantes de la historia naval, científica y política de la España del siglo XVIII. A pesar de haber mandado el mayor viaje científico de España a la exploración de los Mares del Sur en el XVIII, Malaspina es casi desconocido. Algunos eruditos consideran las proezas de su viaje de cinco años tan grandes como aquellos de La Pérouse o del capitán Cook). (54800).

      [Bookseller: Librería J. Cintas]
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        THE AMERICAN MUSEUM: OR REPOSITORY OF ANCIENT AND MODERN FUGITIVE PIECES, &C PROSE AND POETICAL. Volume VI, July to December 1789

      Philadelphia: Mathew Carey, 1789. First Edition. Hardcover. A spectacular copy, Fine and fresh inside and out, with a fine association to boot. Octavo (5" x 8-3/8") bound in contemporary sheep with gilt rules on the spine and a gilt-lettered burgundy morocco spine label; [iv], [5]-492, 46, [6] pages. Includes the July - December 1789 issues of this, one of the most important miscellaneous magazines of the eighteenth century. This volume is dedicated to George Washington. Includes one text illustration of a black boy born without arms and 20 articles on African Americans including William Stanhope Smith's "Essay of the Causes of the Variety of Complexion and figure in the human species" and Ben Franklin's "Address to the Public from the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, and the Relief of Free Negroes, unlawfully held in Bondage." An interesting insight into the mindset of 18th-century America as regards people of African descent. A 46-page section at the end records the doings of the Continental Congress, followed by a six-page index. Other articles include an account of the Society of Drunkards in Pennsylvania; An account and illustration of the deformed African-American boy called Prince; Letter regarding the pre-European fortifications found in Kentucky and Muskingum; The benefits of exercise in preference to medicine; William Penn's description of Pennsylvania; Account of the effects of elecricity in paralytic cases by Benjamin Franklin; Experiments on the cultivation of the poppy plant and the method of procuring opium; Remarkable case of a belly musket ball wound in a seaman where his feces came out his belly; The discovery of Vinland/America by Icelanders in the 11th century; The impracticability of a north west passage; Whether poor people should receive an education or not; Oration in praise of drunkenness; A column on the horrid custom of eating human flesh in Sumatra; etc. SIGNED on the dedication page: "John Gladstone/1790 - Liverpool" with his Fasquel House bookplate on the front pastedown. John Gladstone's wealth was based on trade with Calcutta and later Virginia tobacco and American grain. He acquired large sugar plantations in Jamaica and British Guiana where he used slave labor. When the slave trade was abolished in the British Empire in 1833, he was active in obtaining compensation for slave owners. He himself received the modern equivalent of millions of dollars for the 2,508 slaves he owned across nine plantations. After the abolition of slavery, Gladstone used Indentured servants from India to work in slavery-like conditions in his sugar plantations. He he was the father of William Ewart Gladstone, Prime Minister under Queen Victoria, one of the most significant politicians of the 19th century.

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        Theoretische und praktische Abhandlung über die Lustseuche.

      Leipzig, C. Fritsch, 1789. - Aus dem Englischen übersetzt und mit Vorrede, Anmerkungen und Register versehen von C. F. Michaelis. XXXII, 355, (1) S., (6 Bl.). Halblederband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung (restauriert). Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Lesky 475; Proksch I, 44; Callisen XIV,23; Hirsch/H. IV, 374; Garrison/Morton 5198 (zur engl. EA. 1787): "First complete description of lymphatic chancre - 'Nisbet's chancre'." - "Einen bleibenden Namen in der Syphilidologie hat sich Nisbet durch die Beschreibung der sogenannten Bubonuli, welche noch heute als Nisbet'sche Schanker bezeichnet werden, erworben" (Proksch, Gesch. II, 546). - William Nisbet (1759-1822) war Arzt und Mitglied des Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, Christian Friedrich Michaelis (1727-1804) in Leipzig Arzt der Thomasschule und des Johannishospitals. - Sehr sauber und gut erhalten. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat im Hufelandhaus GmbH]
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        A Narrative of Four Journeys Into the Country of the Hottentots, and Caffraria in the Years One Thousand and Seventy-Seven, Eight, and Nine

      No. 72, St. Paul's Church-Yard, London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1789. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good. William Paterson, FRS (1755 –1810) was a Scottish soldier, explorer, administrator, and botanist best known for leading early settlement in Tasmania. This volume is finely bound in a recent brown half leather over marbled paper boards with raised and gilt spine bands, gilt rules, red spine title box, and leather corners. The binding is virtually as-new. The contents are very good with only light intermittent spotting and toning to the engravings as normal. All 17 copper plates as well as the folding map are present and in excellent condition. This is one of the first English descriptions of the interior of South Africa. "Patterson accompanied Colonel Gordon (Commander of the Troops of the Dutch East India Company in South Africa) and Jacob van Reenen in several trips to the interior. In the course of his travels the author penetrated as far as Namaqualand on the west, and the Great Fish River on the south-east. Although the principal feature of the work is a description of the botanical specimens collected and noted by Mr. Paterson, there are many interesting notes respecting the natives with a few remarks on the Dutch Colonists." (Mendelssohn, Vol. II, p.143)

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland, And Lancashire: Together with an Account, Historical, Topographical, And Descriptive, Of the Adjacent Country. To Which is Added a Sketch of the Border Laws and Customs

      Penrith: Privately Published, 1789. Second Edition. Hardback. Good: A overall reasonably presentable copy with all maps present. All notable faults: Covers rather worn, one long tear to the plate of the view from Penrith Beacon, edges of plate 10 a little worn, minor wear to the edges of the other plates, title and half title pages not present, heavy wear to the edges of most text pages, pages 189 to 193 not present, heavy loss to the upper corner of page v with later paper repair and edges of some maps sown in. 16356. <b> Bibliographical Details: </b> Second Edition [[Bicknell 19 and Upcott, page 121]].

      [Bookseller: Kirkland Books Ltd]
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        ESSAI sur l'Administration des Finances de la France et de la libération des dettes de l&#146;Etat. Au Roi et aux Représentans de la Nation.

      Sans lieu ni nom d&#146;imprimeur, 1789. - In-8. 408pp. Broché, couv. muette de l&#146;époque, non rogné. Edition Originale. Ouvrage resté anonyme traitant surtout de la réforme de l&#146;impôt et de l&#146;assainissement des finances de l&#146;Etat. «Soulager le peuple des sommes immenses.amortir les dettes. choisir parmi les impôts les moins onéreux et anéantir tous les autres». Politiquement l&#146;auteur dénonce le «despotisme ministériel» et se prononce pour la responsabilité des ministres devant les assemblées de représentants de la nation. Dos consolidé. Bon exemplaire, grand de marges. ** Manque à Barbier et à INED. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Comellas]
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        ESSAYS ON PHYSIOGNOMY: DESIGNED TO PROMOTE THE KNOWLEDGE AND THE LOVE OF MANKIND

      London: Printed for John Murray, 1789. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH . Hardcover. 350 x 280 mm (13 3/4 x 11"). Three volumes bound in five. Translated by Henry Hunter. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. Contemporary diced russia, covers with frame featuring a gilt floral chain, raised bands flanked by thick and thin gilt rules, small gilt wheel tool at the center of spine panels, gilt titling, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With three engraved title vignettes, more than 350 engraved text illustrations, and 173 ENGRAVED PLATES SHOWING HEADS OF THE GREAT AND LOWLY (three of the illustrations and one of the plates by William Blake, much of the engraved material after Henry Fuseli). Osler 3178; Wellcome III, 458; Bentley, "Blake Books" 481; Lowndes II, 1321 ("a sumptuous edition"). Joints a bit worn, three of them starting at tail, corners bumped, boards somewhat spotted, about half the plates affected by (mostly marginal) foxing, a couple dozen noticeably so, minor offsetting from engravings, other minor defects, but the text smooth and clean with ample margins, and the attractive original bindings sound and generally well preserved. This is the first appearance in English of a key work in the field of physiognomy, with four engravings by William Blake. First published in German between 1775 and 1778, Lavater&#39;s great work was translated into French by La Haye and from there into our edition, which was originally issued in 41 parts between 1789 and 1798. Our luxurious edition on fine paper was overseen by artist Henry Fuseli (1741-1825), who grew up with Lavater (1741-1801) in Zurich. The text draws heavily on the works of Italian polymath Giambattista della Porta and on the "Religio Medici" of Sir Thomas Browne, which was published in German in 1748 and much praised by Lavater. According to Britannica, this work was widely admired for its "handsome style of publication and the accompanying illustrations." The original plates were re-engraved for our edition under Fuseli&#39;s supervision, employing top English engravers, among them Blake, whose work appears in volume I (the memorable portrait of Democritus, after Rubens, bound between pp. 158 and 159, and three signed illustrations in the text on pp. 127, 206, and 225). There is significant foxing in this set--as there is in almost all copies of this first English edition--but the still-pleasing original bindings go a good distance toward compensating for this.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne,

      London: by T. Bensley; for B. White and Son,, 1789. in the County of Southampton: with Engravings, and an Appendix. Quarto (247 × 187 mm). Contemporary speckled full calf, spine elaborately gilt-tooled in compartments, red morocco title label, floral gilt roll to board edges, edges dyed yellow. 7 engraved plates, 2 folding, one of which is a panoramic view of Selbourne as frontispiece. The Natural History and The Antiquities each have their own section-title with an engraved vignette. Complete with appendices in Latin, an index and list of errata. With the usual misprints: p. 292 misnumbered 262, sig. Ppp 2 misassigned Pp2, and pp. 441&#150;2 omitted from pagination sequence but text continuous. Illustrated bookplate, incorporating an appropriate staff of Asclepius, of William Binns Cowper, sometime of the Royal Army Medical Corps during WWII. Also bookseller&#39;s ticket of R. D. Steedman (and the pencil cataloguing annotations of D. J. Steedman.) Very skilfully rebacked with the original spine laid down, minor marks and scratches to covers, top edge somewhat dust-darkened, internally fine but for some faint offsetting and mild cockling; an extraordinarily nice copy in excellent condition. First edition of this classic text of both English natural history and literature, "the first book which raised natural history into the region of literature" (Encyclopaedia Britannica), uncommon in contemporary binding. The book is arranged into three sequences of letters &#150; those addressed to Pennant and to Barrington forming the natural history portion of the volume, the remainder forming an account of parish antiquities.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        AN ACCOUNT OF THE PRINCIPAL LAZARETTOS IN EUROPE WITH VARIOUS PAPERS RELATIVE TO THE PLAGUE. Leona Baumgartner copy. Together with Further Observations on Some Foreign Prisons and Hospitals; and Additional Remarks on the Present State of Those in Great Britain and Ireland

      Printed by William Eyres, Warrington, and sold by T. Cadell, J. Johnson, C. Dilly, and J. Taylor. London. 1789 - FIRST EDITION. 4to. (11.8 x 9.7 inches). Illustrated with 22 engraved plates, 19 of them folding, plus large fold-out table. [6], 259, [13]pp. Lacking the directions to the binder leaf, presumably removed by the binder when the book was bound. Generally a clean and tidy copy but with a few gatherings, and engravings, affected by foxing. Early half brown calf binding which has been re-backed in cloth and with the calf spine re-laid with some loss, mainly to the top and bottom. Hinges cracked but holding. An interesting copy with the bookplates of three previous owners; 1. Arthur Atherley (1772 - 1844) English Member of Parliament for the Southampton constituency three times, as Whig, Liberal and Reformer. -- 2. John Farquhar Fulton (1899 - 1960) one of the three founders of the Medical Historical Library at Yale. Fulton also participated in the first clinical trials of penicillin in the United States. -- 3. Leona Baumgartner (1902 - 1991) New York City's Commissioner of Health from 1954 to 1962 when President John F. Kennedy appointed her to head the Office of Technical Cooperation and Research at A.I.D., making her the highest-ranking woman in the United States Government at the time. More importantly regarding this volume, she was also the author of JOHN HOWARD (1726-1790), Hospital & Prison Reformer: A Bibliography. 1939. Tipped in to the front free endpaper is a hand written note, dated 1934, from Fulton presenting this volume to her. There is also a typed letter, signed, by the New York Rare book dealer Herbert Reichner, dated 1944, suggesting a variant edition of Howard's Account of the Principal Lazarettos that she had not included in her book and a catalogue description of said volume plus a couple of other descriptions of copies of the book, one hand written and one printed. Not the most attracive copy but certainly one with an interesting history. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster-ABA.]
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        Oeuvres completes de Voltaire (&#132;Kehler Ausgabe"), 69 Bände (v. 70).

      O. O. (Kehl), De l'Imprimerie de la Société Littéraire-Typographique,1784 - 1789. - Frühe, umfassende Gesamtausgabe der Werke des berühmten Aufklärers, Lyrikers und Dramatikers Fran?ois-Marie Arouet (Voltaire, 1694 &#150; 1778). Die von Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais herausgegebene &#132;Kehler Ausgabe" gilt bis heute als berühmteste Werkausgabe Voltaires. französich 75000 Die Bände partiell etwas berieben, sonst durchweg in gutem, unversehrtem Zustand; bei Bd. 47 kleine Ecke des Rückenschildes fehlend; bei den Bänden 6 und 37 jeweils letzte Seiten etwas feuchtigkeitsrandig; Seiten sonst bemerkenswert sauber (nicht gebräunt), allenfalls wenige Seiten leicht fleckig. In toto gutes, ansehnliches, auch innen sauberes Exemplar dieser renommierten frühen Werkausgabe. Weitere Fotos zu diesem Angebot auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Exemplar in 69 (von 70) Bänden (fehlend, missing: Bd. 38). Pappbände der Zeit in braun-schwarzer Marmorierung mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf schwarzem Rückenschild sowie goldgeprägten Ornamentleisten; Format: 22 x 15 cm. Die Bände 1, 16 und 70 jeweils mit ganzseitigem gestochenen Porträt Voltaires als Frontispiz; Bd. 31 mit 14 ganzseitigen Kupfertafeln zu Voltaires physikalischen Schriften.

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

      London: T. Bensley for B. White and Son, 1789. v, [3], 468pp, [14]. Later full morocco by Riviere, raised bands, spine in six panels, author and title to second panel, place and date to third, remaining with central flower device and flower head corner pieces, triple fillet border to covers, rules to edges and rolls to inner edges all in gilt, a.e.g. Spine very slightly faded, otherwise bright and clean. Internally the frontispiece is lightly foxed, with an old repair to reverse of two folds, very occasional light browning and spotting, the plate of the bird has been folded to fore-edge, but generally bright and clean. Complete with a folding frontispiece and six full-page engravings and two vignettes. Martin, pages 90-97; British Bee Books 143; Mullens and Swann, page 633; Nissen IVB 985. First Edition. Full Morocco. Very Good. Illus. by Grimm, S.H.. 4to.

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        FIESTAS DE BURGOS, EN LA PROCLAMACION DE CARLOS IV. ( HACIALAS LA MUSA CLIO, EN GRACIA DE SU ALUMNO.)

      Baltasar De Manteli, S/L 1789 - Piel Gofrada en Seco de época, falto de cabezales, 27 págs. Obra muy rara, desconocida a Palau. Solo 1 ejemplar en CCPBE. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Mémoires sur la campagne de 1788 en Suède, par le prince Charles de Hesse.

      Köpenhamn, Jean Frederic Schultz, 1789. 8:o. (2),+ 108,+ (88) s. Lagerfläckig och med enstaka småfläckar. Bläckanteckningar i marginalen av Gustaf d'Albedyhll på s. 5-6, 73 och 85. Nära samtida blått pappband, vit ryggtiteletikett. Ur Gustaf d'Albedyhlls bibliotek, med hans exlibris, och ur Ericsbergs, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris klistrat ovanpå d'Albedyhlls. Setterwall 3382. Carlander III, 88ff. Fin proveniens av första upplagan av Karl von Hessens berättelse om kriget mellan Sverige och Danmark 1788. Diplomaten Gustaf d'Albedyhll anlände som minister till Köpenhamn, för andra gången, i november 1787 och blev avsatt efter skandalen med en felslagen plan att vintern 1788-89 bränna upp en rysk eskader som ankrat i det isbelagda Öresund. Hela 1788 var han dock på plats i Köpenhamn, där han hade god kontakt med Bernstorff.Boken utkom samma år i en ovanlig svensk upplaga, och även i en dansk, tysk och engelsk. Karl av Hessen (1744-1836) var militär i dansk tjänst och ledde de danska trupperna i Norge mot Sverige i dansk-svenska kriget 1788. Boken handlar mycket om striderna i Bohuslän. Publicerad med 33 aktstycken på slutet.Gustaf d'Albedyhlls (1758-1819) boksamling ärvdes av hans son Carl Gustaf Eichstedt d'Albedyhll (1800-56), som därigenom tillsammans med egna förvärv byggde upp en mycket stor samling, framförallt inom nordisk historia. Denna samling skulle sålts på auktion 1843, men köptes i stället i sin helhet av Carl Jedvard Bonde, för övrigt samma år som denne efterträdde d'Albedyhll som överceremonimästare. Gustaf d'Albedyhlls exlibris i variant 1 med devisen "Mors sine musis vita"

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        Kommentar über Josephs des Zweyten allgemeine Gerichtsordnung.

      Wien, Johann Thomas Edler von Trattner, 1789. - (8), 164 SS. Mit gest. Frontispiz (Ignaz Unterberger inv. et sculp.) und Wappenvignette in Holzschnitt am Titel. Pappband. Folio. Erste Ausgabe; im selben Jahr erschien eine lateinische Ausgabe. - Kees (1747-99), Musterbild des pflichttreuen Beamten und Juristen der Aufklärung, war einer der wesentlichen Autoren der "Josephina" sowie des personenrechtlichen ABGB von 1786. "In ein chaotisches Regiment ohne Geist, Zweck und Tact hatte er Ordnung, Recht und Gewissenhaftigkeit gebracht" (Wurzbach). - Titel leicht braunfleckig, sonst sauber. Aus der Südmährischen Privatbibliothek Alexander Franz Fleischer, Wien mit entspr. Stempel am Vorsatz. Stubenrauch 2013. Wurzbach XI, 119 (zu Unterbergers Portraitkupfer S. 120). Wernigg II, 5889. Seemann (Trattner) 4184. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        La Sainte Bible Contenant L'Ancien et le Nouveau Testament. 12 volumes

      Defer de Maisonneuve, Paris 1789 - quarter leather; Ornee de 300 figures gravees d'apres les dessins de M Marillier Book condition: good; top inner hinge separated in vol I; other internal hinges firm; plates and text clean and bright; spines rubbed; boards very good; Theology French [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poems by Anthony Pasquin. Second Edition

      London: J. Strahan, 1789. Second edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. Two volumes bound in one. London: J. Strahan, [1789]. xxxi,[i], 203,[1];268pp. Title-page vignettes. Subscribers&#39; list. Neatly bound in contemporary black quarter-morocco, gilt lettering & decoration, vellum tips, plain boards. 19th-century ownership-name to pastedowns. A very good copy. (**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY** - This is a heavy/overweight book, therefore additional postage will be charged - PLEASE CONTACT US for a prior shipping quote and for further information).

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        PAYKULL, GUSTAF (von).

      Monographia staphylinorum Sveciæ. Uppsala, J. Edman, 1789. 8:o. (12),81,(1) s. + PAYKULL, GUSTAF (von). Monographia caraborum Sveciæ. Uppsala, J. Edman, 1790. 8:o. 138 s. + PAYKULL, GUSTAF (von). Monographia curculionum Sveciæ. Uppsala, J. Edman, 1792. 8:o. (8),151,(1) s. Häftad och oskuren i nött samtida gråpappomslag med handskriven titeltext. Ryggen delvis defekt och omslaget delvis ngt solkigt. I det andra arbetet är s. 7-10 helt loss. Några sidor bruntonade i denna del och andra ouppskurna. Sista arbetet har några solkfläckar på titelsidan och en mindre reva i yttermarginalen på s. 41-43. Med en samtida anteckning att volymen är en gåva av författaren och L. M. Holmbergs, av en gammal auktionslapp delvis överklistrade, namnteckning.. Gustaf von Paykull (1757-1826) var kluven mellan den vittra och vetenskapliga banan, men då Leopold ska ha sagt åt honom att han var en av de främsta av våra medelmåttiga poeter, fick detta omdöme honom att mer ägna sig åt vetenskapen. Som entomolog publicerade han ett tiotal rön i "Vetenskapsakademiens handlingar" och separat bland annat föreliggande arbeten, vilka är vackert tryckta av Edman i Uppsala. Han belönades 1818 med friherrlig värdighet som tack för att han skänkte sin stora naturaliesamling till Vetenskapsakademien, där den bildade grunden till Naturhistoriska riksmuseet

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        Essays on physiognomy, designed to promote the knowledge and the love of mankind.

      John Murray 1789; 1792; 1810 Complete with all blank leaves, half-titles and directions to the binder. With more than 800 engravings, including 173 copper engraved plates and 359 text images by and after Thomas Holloway, Fuseli and others, and by William Blake. Contemporary polished calf, gilt spines, front joints a bit sensitive; interior with minor foxing and off-setting of the plates as usual, but generally a tall, clean and well-margined set in excellent condition. First English edition of Volumes I and II, with the sheets of the third volume reissued by Stockdale. The work is famous for the splendid illustrations and vignettes, including the plates by William Blake. It was a classic pseudo-scientific work, extremely influential in the history of psychiatry, and represents Lavater's account of madmen, demons, and terror. Fuseli's drawings are rendered with distinction in the engravings of Thomas Holloway, and in one instance, Gillray (see Ray, The illustrator and the book in England, 20). Lavater (1741-1801) was a German poet, mystical writer and physiognomist.

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        Blason ou Art Heraldique.

      Subject: (Araldica). Paris, 1789, cop. muta, pp. (4) con 33 tavole, delle quali 28 di cm. 44 x 29, 5 quattro 22 x 29, 5 ed una 65 x 51, tutte incise in rame.

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        Flora Scotica: Or a Systematic Arrangement in the Linnaean Method of the Native Plants of Scotland and the Hebrides

      London: R. Faulder, 1789. Two volumes complete - Volume One - [4], *v-*xii, v-xli, 530pp and Volume Two - [4], 531-1151pp, [25]. Later half-morocco and cloth, cloth with a diaper pattern, smooth spine with gilt rules and title and volume number lettered directly to spine. Slightly rubbed to extremities, spine ends rubbed, corners bumped and worn. Internally generally fairly bright and clean. The additional engraved titles are lightly stained, a few of the engraved plates have light marginal staining but are generally quite bright and clean. With 35 plates (6 folding) as called for. Thomas Pennant paid for the publication, this was the "only professedly complete work on the plants of Scotland until 1821" (Henrey pg 158). A reissue of the first edition of 1777, with new printed title pages and the addition of *v-*xii* (&#39;Some Account of the Author&#39;, written by Pennant). Henrey 970, Pritzel 5308. Second Edition. Half Morocco and Cloth. Good. 8vo.

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        Saggio di memorie della città di Tolentino raccolte ed illustrate da don Carlo Santini della medesima città professore pubblico d'eloquenza in Pesaro

      Cortesi e Capitani - Macerata 1789 In-4°. Pagine XIII, (6), 382, (2) p., (5) carte di tavole Rilegatura in cartonato rustico coevo. Alcune macchie e bruniture. Stato di conservazione ottimo. Rarissima edizione originale di questo celebre e fondamentale studio storico-artistico sulla città di Tolentino nelle Marche. All?interno alcune incisioni e tavole.

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        Derrotero de las costas de España en el Océano Atlántico, y de las Islas Azores o terceras, para inteligencia y uso de las cartas esféricas presentadas al Rey nuestro Señor por el Excmo. Sr. Baylío Fr. D. Antonio Valdés

      - Madrid, Viuda de Ibarra, Hijos y Cía., 1789, 25,5 x 18,5 cm., plena piel de época, hilos dorados en las tapas, portada + XVII + 247 págs. MARINA

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        Discours, addressé [sic] à un certain peuple sur sa situation présente ?

      se vend chez W. Richardson" [but probably continental],, "a Londres 1789 - Second edition, a rare Revolutionary pamphlet, first published the year before, and amended here in light of the 'happy events' of the Revolution which 'obligent le zèle et la bonne foi de l'auteur ? de donner ici, comme dans un postscrit, ou supplément, les corrections et additions que la justice et le changement des circonstances rendent nécessaires' (p. iii). The pagination in both versions, however, is identical.The author analyses the effects of a revolution in France by looking at the changes it would make under three headings - 'La Justice, l'utilité, la facilité'; gives a spirited criticism of what is now known as the anciene régime; and joyously lauds the actions of his revolutionary comrades. 8vo (225 x 140 mm)., pp. viii, 99, [1]; uncut and unopened in the original decorated paper wrappers. A very good copy. [Both editions are rare. ESTC locates 4 copies of the first (Christ Church Oxford, John Rylands, Huntington, Colorado), but only one of the second (British Library).] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Genera plantarum secundum ordines naturales disposita, juxta methodum in Horto Regio

      Paris: Herissant und Barrois, 1789 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (210x131 mm). [24], lxxii, 498, [2] pp. Contemporary sprinkled cardboard with morocco spine label (slightly soiled and corners bumped), marbled endpapers. Text slightly browned and somewhat foxed, fore-edge untrimmed, neat old handwritten shelfmark label pasted to inner board. A nice copy. ---- <br><br> Horblit 68b; Hunt 703; Norman 1194; Stafleu TL2 3468. See also Morton, History of Botanical Science, pp.311-3 and Stafleu, Linnaeus and the Linnaeans, pp.321-2. - FIRST EDITION OF A LANDMARK IN THE HISTORY OF BOTANY. In this "revolutionary work" (Hunt) A. L. de Jussieu (1748--1836) set up a complete natural vegetable system, which superseded Linnaeus&#39; classification and became the starting-point for all subsequent systematic improvements..

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        Hymns on select texts of scripture, and occasional subjects, by the Rev. Joseph Hoskins, Late minister of the Gospel at Castle-Green-Meeting, Bristol. carefully corrected and revised by the Rev. James Moody, of Warwick, and the Rev. Mr. Bottomley.

      Bristol: printed by Bulgin and Rosser, for Richard Farman, administrator, of whom they may be had, 1789 - 12mo in 6s (152mm), iv,412,[8]p.; Fine front. port. The last four leaves contain the tables and contents of the supplement. This copy is a variant in which two unnumbered leaves, headed: 'Advertisement. The annexed inscription was made soon after the decease of Mr. Hoskins.', were inserted after the titlepage. The frontispiece by J. Cook of St. Maryport, Bristol is not mentioned in ESTC. Contemporary sprinkled calf. With the booklable of Paul Morgan. A very nice copy. Not in Jackson, Annals of English Verse. Joseph Hoskins, (1745-1788). He was a Congregational minister who served for ten years at Castle Green Chapel in Bristol. In the three years before his death he wrote 384 hymns which were published posthumously by fellow Congregational ministers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Del dialetto napoletano.

      presso Giuseppe Maria Porcelli 1789 Del dialetto napoletano. Edizione seconda corretta ed accresciuta. Napoli, presso Giuseppe Maria Porcelli, 1789. In16mo; pp. XV,199. Tela coeva, titolo in oro al dorso. Celebre studio, corredato da un ampio repertorio di scrittori napoletani, pubblicato anonimo. Martorana, pag. 217: ?Il Galiani spiritoso nello scrivere, e sempre senza superbia, pubblicava le sue opere senza nome?.

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        Essai sur la secte des Illuminés. EA (?) - es scheinen mehrere Drucke aus dem Jahr 1789 zu existieren.

      Titel, xv, 127 S.. 8°. Restaurierter HLederband d. Zeit auf 5 Bünden, mit etwas Rückenvergoldung. Rücken etwas beschabt; Fehlstellen an den Kapitalen professionell ergänzt; Lederecken professionell erneuert; Bezugspapier der Deckel mit Hadernpapier erneuert; Vorsätze erneuert (etwas unschön mit leicht glänzendem Papier); fl.(alte) Vorsätze leimschattig; gering stockfleckig; Bll. durchgehend in der unteren Ecke und größtenteils auch in der restlichen Fußkante etwas fleckig bzw. wasserfleckig; einige Bll. mit kleinem Abriss in der unteren Ecke (kein Textverlust); Stempel und kleine Bibliothekssignatur auf dem Titel. Schrift (eher eine Verteidigungsschrift) über die Illuminaten und Freimaurer, insbesondere in Frankreich (Illuminés d?Avignon) und Deutschland, und ihre Vorgeschichte; bei den deutschen Illuminaten beschränkt sich der Verfasser dabei auf die in Preussen. Der Verfasser Jean-Pierre-Louis de La Roche du Maine, Marquis de Luchet (1740-1792); franz. Kavallerieoffizier, Schriftsteller und Journalist; nach der Militärzeit versuchte er sich als Unternehmer - dabei war er allerdings wenig erfolgreich, denn 1776 mußte er vor seinen Gläubigern nach Lausanne fliehen; hier scheiterte er mit der Herausgabe einer Zeitschrift; daraufhin begab er sich in den Dienst (Bibliothekar) des Landgrafen Karl von Hessen-Kassel (dieser war Freimauerer und soll auch Mitglied des Illuminatenordens gewesen sein); Luchet wurde außerdem zum Sekretär der "Gesellschaft der Alterthümer" in Kassel gewählt; 1788 gewährte ihm der Prinz Heinrich von Preussen eine Pension von 2000 Talern. Barbier II, 245.

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        VOYAGES DE M. P. S. PALLAS, EN DIFFERENTES PROVINCES DE L'EMPIRE DE RUSSIE, ET DANS L'ASIE SEPTENTRIONALE.

      - Paris, Maradan, 1789-1793. 20x26 cm. (26x35 cm. pour l'Atlas). Ouvrage en 6 volumes (5 volumes de texte + 1 volume pour l'Atlas). 773, 550, 491, 722, et 559 pages. Élégantes reliures en demi-basane à petits coins. Plats recouverts de papier beige. Dos lisses ornés de bandes dorées. Titre sur pièces de couleur orangée. Tomaison sur pièces turquoises de forme ovale. Texte traduit de l'allemand par M. Gauthier de la Peyronie. Atlas constitué de 1 carte générale de l'Empire de Russie, 10 autres cartes géographiques, 77 planches de botanique, 12 planches représentant des fourneaux, moulins, monuments, etc., 11 planches représentant des idoles et des costumes, 11 planches d'animaux, d'histoire naturelle, etc., soit 122 planches au total. "Le mérite et les travaux du professeur Pallas ont déjà été appréciés par tous les savants de l'Europe. L'exactitude de ses observations, la profondeur de ses réflexions et la multitude des faits intéressants de tous genre qu'il a rassemblés, lui assignent une place distinguée parmi les plus célèbres voyageurs." (Quérard, VI, 569). Cité par Brunet et Cohen. Quelques très rares feuillets très légèrement brunis, sinon ensemble dans un état de fraîcheur exceptionnel. Envoi de photographies et d'informations sur simple demande.

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        De Ischiade Nervosa Commentarius Novis Curis Auctior + De Sedibus Variolarum

      Bononiae + Sanctia Thomae Aquinatis 1789 - 2 volumes bound as one. Neapoli et Bononiae : typ. S. Thomae Aquinatis. 122 p. plates. + 158 p. Only one plate from Variolarum present. Tear with minor loss to vellum along spine tail. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. ?Cotugno wasthe first to describe the fluid surrounding the spinal cord and tosuggest that it was in continuity with the ventricular and cerebral subarachnoid fluids. However, his concept of the cerebral and spinal fluid, which is the beginning of its modern physiology,remained in obscurity until rediscovery by Magendie some 60 yearslater???-G & M 1382 (1764 ed.). Wellcome, Vol II, p 398. Heirs of Hippocrates No. 1027. Waller 2166. AND Heirs of Hippocrates No. 647; Garrison & Morton No. 1382. De Sedibus Variolarum concerns smallpox. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ristretto Istorico Cronologico degl&#39; Imperatori, Pontefici, Concilj e Sette

      Firenze (Florence) "Chronological History of the Emperors, Popes, and the Council of Seven" (I think). The first 3 volumes of an apparently incomplete set; vol. 3 goes only through the 12th century. Vol. 1 is publ. 1789 by &#39;Nella Stamperia degli Eredi Pecchioni&#39;. Vols. 2 & 3 are publ. 1790 by &#39;Gaetano Cambiagi Stampator Reale&#39;. (Cambiagi was an important publisher in Florence at that time; Pecchioni had much fewer productions and it is difficult to learn anything about him.) In every other respect these volumes are identical, using the same typefaces, paper, endpapers and bindings. The paper has a watermark which is very hard to see, as it appears only partially in the upper left corner of some pages. Edges are speckled red; pastedowns are handpainted with a floral pattern. Bound such that there are no free endpapers; pages sewn directly to the vellum. The vellum is smartly hand-lettered on each spine. Each vol. has an owner&#39;s name on the blank page before title, there is some minor soiling on the covers and light rippling to the pages, and the title on the spine of vol. 2 is faded or rubbed. The text is very bright and clean. 376 + 287 + 287 pp.; final pp. of 2 & 3 are followed by a page of &#39;Errori Correzioni&#39; (errata). A rare set in remarkable condition.. First Edition. Vellum.

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        London Almanack for the year of Christ 1790 : the Almanack explained.

      - [London] : Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1789] 12mo, [24]pp. all engraved and illustrated. Original full red morocco, covers with inlays of blue and white morocco, all decorated with wavy gilt lines, in a matching (original) slipcase of full morocco. In virtually pristine condition. A very rare miniature book, measuring 2.25 x 1.25 ins. One copy recorded at auction (Houghton copy - Christie's, Dec 5, 1979, lot 196, £110 ($242), Rand - Spielmann 316). Bromer pp. 92-95 describes several almanacs in ÒmosaicÓ bindings similar to this one; they were first issued in the late 17th century and continued on well into the 19th century. Examples of 18th century editions are now virtually unfindable in this condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire naturelle du Jorat et de ses environs; Et celle des trois lacs de Neuchatel,Morat et Bienne; Précédées d'un Essai sur le climat, les productions, le commerce, les animauxde la partie du Pays de Vaud ou de la Suisse Romande, qui entre dans le plan de cet ouvrage. En 2volumes.

      - Important Ouvrage en très bon état n dans une bellereliure décorative. AUTEUR:RAZOUMOWSKY, G(régoire) de TITRE:Histoire naturelle du Jorat et de ses environs; Et celle des trois lacs de Neuchatel,Morat et Bienne; Précédées d'un Essai sur le climat, les productions, le commerce, les animauxde la partie du Pays de Vaud ou de la Suisse Romande, qui entre dans le plan de cet ouvrage. En 2volumes. LIEU: EDITEUR, DATE:Lausanne, Jean Mourer, 1789 COLLATION:in-8°, XX + 322 p. + 3 planches gravées dépliantes / IV + 238 p. + 3 planchesgravées dépliantes FORMAT: In- 8 22 x 14 cm RELIURE: Reliure postérieure ( début XXe ) en demi-cuir vert , dos lisse orné de 2 pièces encuir rouge mosaïquées et d'un joli décor aux fers dorés. ILLUSTRATIONS: 6 Planches dépliantes in - fine grévées en taille douce. COMPLET ETAT: Reliures solides et décoratives, les dos un peu insolés sur la longueur. Intérieurpropre et généralement frais , quelques rares & pâles rousseurs souvent en marge n'empêchent enrien la lecture. TRES BON ETAT BIOGRAPHIE & THEME:Comte Grégoire de Razoumowsky, gentilhomme polonais, mort en 1837,sejourna à Lausanne de 1780 à la Révolution et y publia d'importants ouvrages sur la minéralogievaudoise POIDS: 1200 g NOUVEAU ! Indiquez-nous vos desiderata pourêtre averti par email de la mise en vente de nouveaux ouvrages qui vous interessent ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        H.) Historisches Taschenbuch der königlich-schwedischen Armee für das Jahr 1790.

      Stralsund, Christian Lorenz Struck, (1789?). 8:o. 128 s. Genomgående med småfläckar. Nött samtida hfrbd, guldornerad rygg med upphöjda bind och röd titeletikett, nötta marmorerade pärmpapper och röda stänksnitt. Namnteckning på bakpärmens insida. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris. Setterwall 482. Något osäkert tryckår. Setterwall anger 1790, men Libris har 1789; förordet är daterat september 1789. Daniel Heinrich Thomas i Stralsund skrev ett antal böcker i svensk historia och statsförvaltning. Denna innehåller historiska uppsatser om svenska arméen genom tiderna och statistiska upgifter om den nuvarande

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        LAS SIETE PARTIDAS, GLOSADAS POR EL LICENCIADO GREGORIO LOPEZ, DEL CONSEJO REAL DE INDIAS DE S.M.

      - Madrid, Ofic. Benito Cano, 1789,4 tomos gran folio piel, 2800 págs + 2 láminas con árboles genealógicos HISTORIA

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        History of the People Called Quakers [Complete in Four Volumes]

      Dublin, R. Jackson 1789 - Subjects: Society of Friends--History. Page edges browned with some minor institutional marks remaining internally. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a green morocco gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 4 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LOS COMENTARIOS . Tomo I ( Indice de los capítulos del Tomo segundo de los Comentarios de Cesar : Libro I, II y III de la Guerra Civil - Libro de la Guerra de Alexandria - Libro de la Guerra de Africa - Libro de la Guerra de España )

      Imprenta Real 1789 - Madrid 1789 . Traducidos en castellano por Don Manuel de Valbuena, catedrático de poética y retórica del Real Seminario de Nobles de esta Corte . Encuad : plena pasta española , 13 x 19,5cms. XXIV+565pag. Un mapa plegado . Tema : Autores Antiguos, Historia de Roma . Libro fatigado, con roces en cubierta, bastantes retos de óxido, sello de goma anterior propietario .

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        A Party Angling; The Angler&#39;s Repast

      London: Published by John Raphael Smith, 28 November 1789. Mezzotints. Image size: 17 1/8 x 21 7/8 inches. 18 3/4 x 23 inches approx. A pair of the most famous fishing prints after 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&#39;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&#39;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. "Angler&#39;s Repast" was the first collaboration between Ward and Morland. During the eighteenth century punt fishing became a very fashionable sport, gentlemen and ladies gathered in droves to enjoy this popular outdoor pursuit. Morland was so struck with the charm of this pastime that he quickly rendered it on to canvas, thus creating two of his most cherished paintings. The two fashionable ladies pictured in the paintings are in fact Morland and Ward&#39;s wives, while the gentlemen are John Raphael Smith and the engraver himself. The identity of the helpful black servant is not recorded. Mellon, British Sporting and Animal Prints p.123; Siltzer p.189.

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

      London: Published by T. Simpson, 1 July 1789 & 1 November 1789. Colour printed mezzotint with added hand colour. Image size: 20 x 15 3/4 inches. 22 3/8 x 16 3/4 inches approx. 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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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

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