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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* ('Some Account of the Author', 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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        A Party Angling

      London: Published by John Raphael Smith, 28 November 1789. Mezzotint. Image size: 17 1/8 x 21 1/2 inches. 19 3/4 x 23 3/4 inches. One 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. 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 cherrished paintings. The two fashionable ladies pictures in the paintings are in fact Morland and Ward&#39;s wives, while the gentlemen are John Raphael Smith and the engraver himself. Mellon, British Sporting and Animal Prints p.123 (one of a pair); Siltzer p.189 (one of a pair).

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        Los comentarios de . Traducidos en castellano por Manuel de Valbuena

      Imp. Real, Madrid 1789 - 8º, 2 vols., (1: 1 retrat., XXIV, 449 p., 1 map. pleg.; 2: 565 p., 1 map. pleg.). Gran papel. Piel época, tejuelo, hilos dorados. Sello del anterior propietario. Buena impresión, con el texto latino y castellano. Retrato de César dibujado por Carnicero, y grabado por Carmona. Según Palau la traducción es fiel, pero se advierte que sustituyeron los nombres geográficos antiguos por los modernos. (Palau 54140). Historia antigua. Ancient history.

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        Mémoire sur les moyens d'améliorer en France la condition des laboureurs, des journaliers, des hommes de peine vivans dans les campganes, & celle de leurs femmes et de leurs enfants. Ouvrage couronné par l'Académie de Chaalons-sur-Marne en 1783

      Paris, chez Delalain l'Aîné 1789 - One volume in 8vo; pp. (12), 252, (4); original boards, paper cover and spine recently renewed to style, original red gilt lettering-piece, red edges, a few pages with faint old corner stain, else clean and crisp, a very good copy. Rare first edition. Simon Clicquot de Blervache (1723-1796) was "Inspecteur général des manufactures et du commerce". He analyses the backwardness of agriculture in France, the bad condition for people working and living there, and the monstrous inequality of wealth as a consequence of the privileges of nobility and clergy. He describes the means to alleviate or even stop these effects. Cioranescu 19919, INED 1138 (new edition), Einaudi 1136 (new. edition), Barbier I, 134 (new ed.) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière ; Supplément à l?Histoire naturelle ; Histoire naturelle des oiseaux ; Histoire naturelle des minéraux: 73 vols.

      Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1752-1789 - 73 vols., en 12º (17x10 cm.), ilustrados con un total de 1028 láminas fuera de texto en negro. Colección completa de la gran obra del sabio naturalista ilustrado. Comprende las siguientes partes: [1] Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière, avec la description du cabinet du Roy (1752-1768), 31 tomos en 32 vols., ilustrados con 564 láminas; [2] Supplément à l?Histoire générale et particulière, servant suite à la théorie de la Terre et d?introduction à l?Histoire des minéraux (1774-1789), 14 vols., ilustrados con 202 láminas; [3] Histoire naturelle des oiseaux (1770-1785), 18 vols., ilustrados con 262 láminas; [4] Histoire naturelle des minéraux (1783-1788), 9 vols., incluido el vol. 9, dedicado al "Traité de l?aimant et de ses usages", que suele faltar en muchas colecciones. Todos los volúmenes tienen una encuadernación original uniforme, en plena piel con nervios, doble tejuelo, hierros y florones dorados y cortes tintados, excepto el vol. III de la Histoire naturelle, que tiene encuadernación posterior, del siglo XIX. Buen estado.

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        Skaldedikt öfver Sverige.

      Uppsala, J. Edman, 1789. 4:o. (2),24 s. Enkelt marmorerat pappbd. Ryggen med revor och pappersförluster. Enstaka lager- och småfläckar samt ett litet maskhål i inre marginalen på några blad. Titelbladet med några svaga solkfläckar. Med Gunnar Brusewitz exlibris.. Tryckt endast i 50 exemplar enligt Järbes biografi över Bjugg i Enköpings stadsbiblioteks årsberättelse 1953. Tulltjänstemannen i Enköping Mathias Bjugg (1751-1807) gjorde sig i samtiden känd som en framstående pekoralist och hans mer än lovligt förvirrade alster gisslades av bl.a. Kellgren. Kellgren och Bjugg hamnade i en, låt vara ojämn, litterär fejd om "Skaldedikt" efter det att Kellgren recenserat arbetet i "Stockholms posten". Hammarsköld skriver i sin "Svenska vitterheten" om Bjuggs arbeten att "de äro, enligt Thorilds träffande anmärkning, ohärmliga mästerstycken i det alldeles rasande, och ensamma i sitt slag." I "Skaldedikt" har Gunnar Brusewitz markerat raderna: "Til dvala svala qvilrar ner i Somens skjär,/ och dädan åter sommars bådarinna är"

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        Beschryving van de Pelew eilanden, gelegen in het westlyk gedeelte van den Stillen Oceaan, opgesteld uit de dagverhalen en mondelinge berigten van den kapitein Henry Wilson en sommige van zyne officieren, welke in Augustus 1783 aan dezelven schipbreuk geleden hebben met de Antelope, een paketboot, in dienst van de Engelsche Oostindische Maatschappy. Uit het Engelsch vertaald door Reinier Arrenberg.

      - Rotterdam, Gerard Abraham Arrenberg, 1789.4to. Contemporary half calf, spine gilt with red morocco title-label (foot of spine sl. dam.). With engraved folding map, 3 engraved folding plates and 4 oval stipple-engraved portraits of Henry Wilsin, Abba Thulle, Ludee, and Prince Lee Boo. XXXII,365,(1) pp.* First Dutch edition; first edition published in London in 1788: An account of the Pelew Islands, situated in the western part of the Pacific Ocean. - In 1783 the East India Packet Antelope under command of Henry Wilson, after leaving Macao 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. The melancholy tale of the young prince's death was very popular in England. A version of the story appeared on the stage. This shipwreck is one of the most popular of all shipwreck narratives, partly because of the happy ending of the adventure and partly because of the detailed descriptions of the Pelew Islands' natural features and society. It is the main source of early knowledge of the Palau Islands. George Keate (1729-1797), a friend of captain Wilson and Voltaire, composed the relation from the journals and communications of the captain and some of his officers. - A fine copy on heavy paper.Cat. NHSM I, p.233; Hill 907; Huntress 107C; not in Tiele. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Essays on Physiognomy (5 Volumes)

      London: Printed for John Murray, H. Hunter, and T. Holloway, 1789. First Edition. Three-Quarter Leather. Internally Very Good. First English Translation. Three volumes bound in five. Subtitle: "Designed to promote the knowledge and the love of mankind by John Caspar Lavater, citizen of Zurich and minister of the gospel. Illustrated by more than eight hundred engravings accurately copied; and some duplicates added from originals. Executed by, or under the inspection of, Thomas Holloway. Translated from the French by Henry Hunter, D.D. Minister of the Scots Church, London-Wall. God created man after His own image." All volumes have marbled boards backed and cornered in leather. All boards and edges worn. Book edges are marbled in matching design, and eps are a soft warm brown. Described by Volume. V.1: 281 pp. Front board completely detached; spine not present. Text block tight. V. 2-1: 239 pp. Cover better, still attached. Spine partially present. V. 2-2: 205 pp. Covers precarious but still attached. Spine not present. V. 3-1: 252 pp. Rear binding holding tenuously; front board detached. Spine missing. V.3-2: 180 pp. Covers detached; spine missing. More importantly, the last two pages have been neatly cut out, taking three portraits including the vaunted portraits of George Washington and one of General George Elliott. Most illustrations are by William Blake after Henry Fuseli and Thomas Holloway. All volumes have intermittent foxing and occasionally random aging. The important plates vary from page to page on foxing - some are perfectly clear; with 170 full-page plates and some 500+ text ills. An analysis of the human character based on physical characteristics, the book was considered scientific information in its time. This set, the first English edition, is definitely a binder&#39;s copy. It has been priced accordingly, considering the clipped plates.

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        Essai sur l&#146;instruction des aveugles

      With an elaborate frontispiece and 21 remarkable engravings, many done by Julie Ribault (1789-ca. 1839). Contemporary green boards with manuscript title on spine; light damp stains and a few spots. Overall a very good uncut copy. First edition of Guillié&#146;s classic work explaining his system of teaching reading and writing, as well as occupations, to the blind, which he developed while he was director of the Institut des Jeunes Aveugles, the first school for the blind. The first part of the book details a history of the Institut, and offers short biographies of famous blind people. The finely illustrated plates depict idealized, smartly dressed blind students weaving, knitting, playing musical instruments, caning chairs, and in an especially exquisite engraving, printing &#150; possibly the same blind craftsmen who printed this copy!& & Guillié (1780-1865) devoted his life to the study of the blind, discovering ways to use their sensorial abilities to learn various occupations and pastimes. He succeeded founder Valentin Hauy as director of the Institut des Jeunes Aveugles, the home of Louis Braille starting in 1819. Before this school was founded, blind children were abandoned on the street to beg, or kept hidden by their families.&

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        FAMILIAR ARCHITECTURE; OR, ORIGINAL DESIGNS OF HOUSES, FOR GENTLEMEN

      Thomas Rawlins, 1789-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Signed by Author. Leather spine and corners, five bands on spine, uncut edges. FIRST EDITION with authors signature to authenicate FIRST EDITION. Stated publishing date of 1768 by Thomas Rawlins, architect. Measures 14 1/4" x 11 1/4" with 60 plates with extensive desciptions of each. Unable to find any other examples of this First Edition. Very scarce. Expensive leather rebinding at sometime in its history. Darker stain on spine, otherwise very good.

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        CONVERSACIONES HISTORICAS MALAGUENAS, O MATERIALES DE NOTICIAS SEGURAS PARA FORMAR LA HISTORIA CIVIL, NATURAL Y ECLESIATICA DE LA M. I. CIUDAD DE MALAGA

      Malaga: Con Licencia Del Sr. Gobernador, En La Oficina Del Impresor De La Dignidad Episcopal, 1789. (4 VOLUMES, complete in Vellum & Paper covered boards) : Vol. 1, 1789, xxxvi + 278pp; Vol. 2, 1790, 312pp + extending view; Vol. 3, 1792, 322pp; Vol. 4, 1793, 361pp. In Spanish. Rare. Very good condition. Complete 4 volume set. FIRST EDITION.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Collectible-Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Retrato de la tarántula macho y hembra, de los ovarios y nido que fabrican: su historia natural, y efectos de su veneno; y relacion del atarantado del hospital general.

      - KVK (1 copy); Palau 54578; not in BMC NH; cf. English Review volume 12 (1789), pp. 222-223; Palau 54577; Wellcome II, p. 349. Very rare pamphlet on tarantulas and a description of the case of the thirteen or fourteen year old boy Ambrosio Silvano, who was hospitalized after he was bitten by a tarantula. They effectively treated the boy by playing him music and let him dance the tarantella, a ritual Italian dance popularly believed to cure tarantism. The incident occurred just after the publication of Tarantismo Observado en España (1787) an extensive study on the subject of tarantulas and the tarantella, by the Spanish physicist Francisco Xavier Cid. This small pamphlet might also be written by Cid, or at least based on his study to which is referred at the end of the text.

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        Das Vorgebirg Der Guten Hofnung

      Vienna 1789 - A decorative cartouche appears in the upper right. A Charming map depicts Cape Town and the surrounding area in South Africa., Size : 490x330 (mm), 19.25x13 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        Versuch eines baierischen und oberpfälzischen Idiotikons. Nebst grammatikalischen Bemerkungen über diese zwo Mundarten, und einer kleinen Sammlung von Sprüchwörtern und Volksliedern. (UND:) Nachlese zum baierischen und oberpfälzischen Idiotikon. Erste Abtheilung. Lebende Mundart

      München, Lentner 1789.. 105 S.; 8 Bll. 51 S. Pappband d. Zt. ADB XLIV, 731. - Andreas Dominikus Zaupfer (1748-1795), Jurist, Philosoph, Theologe und Dichter, gilt als einer der "hervorragendsten Aufklärer Baierns". Nachdem er sich den Unmut höherer Kreise zuzog, wurde verordnet ihn "mit der Kanzleiarbeit so weit zu beschäftigen, damit ihm zu theologischen und anderen ausschweifenden Schreibereien keine Zeit übrig verbleibe." Diese Einschränkung von oben führte zu der Phase, in der sich Zaupfer der Dichtkunst widmete. In diese Zeit fällt auch die Entstehung des vorliegenden Werkes. - Unaufgeschnitten, vereinzelt gering gebräunt, leichter Eckabriss an den letzten beiden Blättern ohne Textverlust rechts unten. Titel mit Bibliotheks- und Ausgeschiedenstempel.

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        CALENDRIER DE LA COUR, TIRE DES EPHEMERIDES POUR L&#39;ANNEE MIL SEPT QUATRE-VINGT-NEUF... IMPRIME POUR LA FAMILLE ROYALE ET MAISON DE SA MAJESTE

      Oxford: V. Herissant, Imprimeur du ROI, & des Batimens de Sa Majeste, 1789. Some mild old wear with cracks to the inner paper hinge area, edge gilt worn, yet still a sound and lovely specimen of this genre and binding. First edition Miniature book (4 1/8" x 2 1/4"). Unpaged. Bound in full contemporary scarlet morocco with pattern endpapers, a.e.g., the covers lavishly gilt featuring a central vignette of a robed woman by an amphora on a pedestal framed by multiple fillets and floral tooled borders Welsh 1594

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        The interesting and affecting History of Prince Lee Boo

      London,: E. Newbery, 1789.. Duodecimo, engraved portrait frontispiece, with six pages of advertisements; early marbled boards, neatly rebacked in red morocco, gilt. First edition of this remarkably popular chapbook. The publisher Newbery issued several editions, and this is the first listed by Roscoe, the bibliographer of the press, dated 1789 on the title-page and with a portrait-frontispiece.'After reading An account of the Pelew Islands by George Keate, published in 1788, the compiler felt impelled to write for young people the story of the native prince who was brought to England after the wreck of the Antelope in 1783, and who died there from the smallpox in 1784' (Osborne). The tale enjoyed immense popularity and continued to be reprinted until well into the nineteenth century.Hill, 813 (an 1844 edition only); Osborne, I, p. 166; Roscoe, J170/2.

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        &#140;uvres posthumes de Frédéric II. Roi de Prusse Memoires sur le Régne de Frédéric II. Roi de Prusse, Écrits par Lui-Même.

      1789. Full leather binding, Top of spines frayed. hinges weak, Some foxing, Name on flyleaf. Histoire de mon Temps, pp. xvi, 380.Historie de la Guerre de 7ans.Premiere Partie. pp. 348.Historie de la Guerre de 7ans. Seconde Partie. pp. 376.Correspondance de Frédéric II. Roi de Prusse, avec : de Voltaire. pp. 463 - pp. 404. et M. Darget. pp. 370.Correspondance de Frédéric II. Roi de Prusse, avec M. D&#39;Alembert. pp. 320. - pp. 344.Correspondance de Frédéric II. Roi de Prusse, avec M. D&#39;Argens. pp. 466.Correspondance de Frédéric II. Roi de Prusse, avec M. Jordan &c. pp. 423.Melanges en vers et en prose de Frédéric II. Roi de Prusse. pp. 384 - pp. 364.Correspondance du Roi de Prusse et du Baron de la Motte Fouqué, Général D&#39;Infanterie Prussienne. pp. 299.

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        THE LIFE of FREDERICK THE SECOND, KING OF PRUSSIA. TO WHICH ARE ADDED, OBSERVATIONS, AUTHENTIC DOCUMENTS, AND VARIETY OF ANECDOTES. COMPLETE IN TWO VOLUMES.

      J. DEBRETT, LONDON 1789 - 1085 Ttl Pp. Vol. I; 525 Pp. 14 Pp. INDEX. Vol. II; 560 Pp. 9 Pp. INDEX. (2) VOLUME COMPLETE SET. BOOK DESCRIPTION: FULL TAN LEATHER HARDBOUND, STAMPED/EMBOSSED GILT TITLE/DESIGN OVER RED TITLE LABEL/SPINE, GILT TOOLED BOARD EDGES. DIMENSIONS: 8 11/16" x 5 1/2" x 1 1/2." each VOLUME. CONDITION: GOOD; BUMPED/CHIPPED SPINE CROWN/HEELS (varies from 1/16-1/8"), LEATHER BROKEN AT HINGES [BINDING CORDS INTACT (exception; rear board Vol. II (2) cords severed), GUTTERS CLEAN/END PAPERS INTACT], BOARD CORNERS LIGHTLY BUMPED (EXPOSED INNER BOARD AT TIPS), LIGHT-MODERATE SPOTTING/FOXING OF END PAPERS, LIGHT FOXING OF TEXT PAGES, STRONG SQUARE SPINES/BINDINGS, SUNNED UPPER BOARD EDGES/LEAF EDGE (DULLED GILT/DARKENED. A NICE SET. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE CASE OF HIS MAJESTY&#39;S SUBJECTS, SETTLED ON THE COAST OF YUCATAN, IN THE BAY OF HONDURAS, UNDER THE SPECIAL AND SOLE PROTECTION OF THE CROWN OF SPAIN.... [bound with:] THE CASE OF HIS MAJESTY&#39;S SUBJECTS HAVING PROPERTY IN AND LATELY ESTABLISHED UPON THE MOSQUITO SHORE IN AMERICA....SUPPLEMENT TO THE PRECEDING FIRST SECTION OF THE CLAIMANTS&#39; CASE, RESPECTING THEIR SETTLEMENTS AND POSSESSIONS ON THE MOSQUITO SHORE. [bound with:] THE CASE OF THE AGENT TO THE SETTLERS ON THE COAST OF YUCATAN; AND THE LATE SETTLERS ON THE MOSQUITO-SHORE. STATING THE WHOLE OF HIS CONDUCT, IN SOLICITING COMPENSATION FOR THE LOSSES, SUSTAINED BY EACH OF THOSE CLASSES OF HIS MAJESTY&#39;S INJURED AND DISTRESSED SUBJECTS

      London: Printed for T. Cadell in the Strand, 1789/1789/1793.. [2],51,[1]; [2],72,17,[1]; [4],179pp. Quarto. Contemporary marbled paper boards with new calf backstrip and corners, gilt leather label. A few leaves with light foxing, else quite clean internally. Very good. In this copy the third title in our description is bound first, with the next two following it. This is the complete complement of works arising out of the long-standing dispute between England and Spain over the English colonization of the Mosquito Coast in Central America. Latin America had historically been controlled by Spain (for the most part), though the English established a presence in Central America in the 17th century, represented mostly by buccaneers or logwood cutters. By the mid-18th century the region had several hundred British settlers, and their right to live in the area was seemingly affirmed by Spain in the 1763 Treaty of Paris, which ended the Seven Years&#39; War. However, in 1779, Spain entered the American Revolutionary War as an ally of France, which had just made a treaty of alliance with the United States. This precipitated a Spanish attack on British settlements in the Mosquito Coast, in which a large amount of British property was destroyed. The Convention of London of 1786 between England and Spain called for the evacuation of British subjects from the Mosquito Coast. The arguments of the English claimants to losses that resulted from the 1779 attack and the 1786 treaty are laid out in great detail in this group of texts. Included are a historical sketch of the region and of the English presence there, a detailed chronological description of the conflict with Spain, and an account of English monetary damages and losses. Robert White was the lead counselor on behalf of the claimants. A search of OCLC reveals only three institutions that have all three of the titles listed above, the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, and the Huntington Library. Rare, and quite interesting with regard to this manifestation of the Anglo-Spanish rivalry in America. SABIN 103448, 103447, 51077. PALAU 375018, 375017.

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        Cedula de S. M. para el Establecimiento de la Real Compañia Maritima de 19 de Setiembre de 1789

      Madrid: de Orden Superior, 1789. Small folio. (11 5/8 x 8 inches). [i-ii], 1-44pp. letterpress title with large wood-cut vignette of the Spanish Royal arms, text in Spanish, signed at the end with the paraph of Antonio Valdés, minister of the Spanish Navy. 1 small format (5 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches) hand-coloured engraving of the Real Compañia Maritima flag. Bound to style in vellum, manuscript lettering to spine. The printed version of the Spanish Royal decree establishing the Real Compañía Marítima (Royal Maritime Company) This fascinating work is beautifully printed, and includes a carefully engraved and coloured image of the flag that was granted to the Real Compañía Maritima. The text includes detailed instructions for what was to prove to be a hort-lived venture. The intention was that the Compañía Maritima should spear-head a revival of the Spanish fishing and whaling industries, which had foundered by the late 18th century. The Compañía Marítima was initially well-funded with its financial backers including the Spanish King himself, but was not a success and was dissolved early in the nineteenth century.

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        Mémoires justificatifs de la Comtesse de Valois de la Motte, écrits par elle-même. Teil 2 unter dem Titel: Second mémoire justificatif ... Imprimés a Londres

      Paris, 1789 -1790. 20 cm. In 1 Band. (2), 202, (2 weiß); (2), 40 Seiten Festeinband, Pappband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung und goldgeprägten Deckelfileten - Hayn / Gotendorf IX, 197 (dt. Ausg.) - Lex. der Frau II, 356 (vgl.) - Weller, Druckorte II, 242 - Rechtfertigungsschrift der Gräfin Jeanne de La Motte Valois Saint-Remy (1756 - 1791). Als Hauptbeteiligte an den Betrügereien der "Halsbandgeschichte" um Marie Antoinette wurde sie zu lebenslänglichem Zuchthaus verurteilt, entkam jedoch 1787 nach England. Teil 2 am Bund Nadellöcher und leicht gebräunt. - Sprache / Language: Französisch / French -

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        Vie du Capitaine Cook

      Paris,: HÙtel de Thou, 1789.. Two volumes, octavo; a few slight stains inside and out; completely uncut and unpressed in original plain wrappers, some stains to wrappers and a few tears around spines; contained in a folding cloth bookform box. A beautiful copy in completely original condition of the first French edition of Kippis' life of Cook; with a significant introduction by the translator, Jean Castera. This is one of two versions published simultaneously: a quarto version is often found accompanying the official narrative of the voyages which appeared from the same publisher.Forbes (170) appears to record this but his description is quite different in detail. This copy corresponds with the very different collation given in the Kroepelien catalogue.Beddie, 38; Kroepelien, 652; O'Reilly-Reitman, 459.

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        Alfred&#39;s Appeal. Containing His Address to the Court of King&#39;s Bench

      1789. [Withers, Philip (d. 1790)]. Alfred&#39;s Appeal. Containing His Address to the Court of King&#39;s Bench, On the Subject of the Marriage of Mary Anne Fitzherbert, And Her Intrigue with Count Bellois. London: S.n., 1789. 88 pp. [Bound with] [Withers, Philip]. Alfred&#39;s Apology. London: Entered at Stationers-Hall, 1789. 86 pp. Half-title lacking. [And] [Withers, Philip]. Alfred&#39;s Apology, Second Part, Containing a Letter to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales; With a Summary of the Trial of the Editor of Nemesis, On the Prosecution of Mrs. Fitzherbert, For a Libel; With Remarks, By Alfred. London: Entered at Stationers-Hall, 1789. 154 pp. [And] [Withers, Philip]. History of the Royal Malady, With Variety of Entertaining Anecdotes, To Which are Added, Strictures on the Declaration of Horne Tooke, Esq. Respecting "Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales," Commonly Called Mrs. Fitzherbert. With Interesting Remarks on a Regency. By a Page of the Presence. London: Sold at No. 9, Queen-Street, n.d. 62 (of 64) pp. Final two leaves lacking. Octavo (8" x 4-3/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlets bound into contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled boards, rebacked in period style, raised bands, gilt ornaments and lettering piece to spine, marbled edges. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities with some wear to corners, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning to text, light foxing in places, internally clean. * Alfred&#39;s Apology: second edition; Others: first editions (one of several issues, all in the same year). In 1785 George, the Prince of Wales and the future King George IV contracted an illegal marriage in secret with Maria Anne Fitzherbert, a Catholic commoner. (It violated the Bill of Rights and the 1701 Act of Settlement). King George III compelled the prince to leave her in 1794 to marry Duchess Caroline of Brunswick, but he continued his relationship with her (with some periods of estrangement). These items are part of a pamphlet war that grew out of a libel trial that resulted from Withers&#39;s public exposure of the clandestine marriage. English Short-Title Catalogue (ESTC) T11257, T11276, T11256, T11274.

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        Poems

      Kilmarnock: John Wilson, 1789. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Prior to Sillar&#39;s poems, includes a 3-page poem by Robert Burns ("R.B.") addressed "To the Author," his "Auld Nibor" Sillar. Also includes an "Epistle To" and a "Reply To" Burns. David Sillar was a teenage friend of Burns, and was inspired to publish in a similar style as the first edition of Burns&#39;s successful Poems Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect. Egerer 14.& & First Edition. Scarce. Very good in original boards, worn at corners, spine expertly rebacked. Pages lightly foxed; Signature of previous owner George Darsie, and typewritten label "Wm. Darsie". 247 pp. (4to) 8¾ x 4¾.

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