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        Allgemeines Adels-Archiv der österreichischen Monarchie, welches in alphabetischer Ordnung alle reichsfürstliche Häuser, reichs und erbländisch gräfliche und freiherrliche Geschlechter, auch ritterliche und adeliche Familien [...] darstellet. Des ersten Teils, erster (- vierter) Band. 4 Teile in einem Band.

      Wien, (Johann David Hummel für) Franz Anton Hoffmeister, 1789-1792. 4°. Mit zahlr. Textkupfern, 4 gefalt. Kupfertafeln u. 15 gefalt. Tabellen. 4 Bll., 764 (recte 766) S., 4 Bll., Grüner Ppbd. d. Zt. m. Deckel- u. Rückenverg., Deckeln m. eingelegten marmor. Mittelstücken, goldgepr. Rückenschild u. dreiseitigem Farbschnitt. Erstausgabe; alles Erschienene! - Das unvollständig gebliebene Werk beschreibt insgesamt 126 Familien der österreichischen Monarchie von „Abensberg und Traun“ bis „Zinzendorf“. - „Die Kupfer sind von A. Zenger. Das Werk, das die Fortsetzung des mit gleichem Titel erschienenen Werkes von S. J. Schröckh (Wien, 1784, 32 S.) bildet, enthält 126 Familien“ (Krieg). - Der dekorative Einband beschabt u. bestoßen. Vorsatzbl. m. längerem bibliogr. Eintrag zu vorliegendem Werk. Hinteres Vorsatzbl. fehlt. Etw. gebräunt u. stockfleckig sowie vereinzelte Knickspuren. - Krieg, MNE I, 421. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Leupold, Allgemeines Adels-Archiv der österreichischen Monarchie, Adelslexikon, Lexikon, Lexika, Adel, Genealogie, Heraldik

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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 (250 x 190 mm). Contemporary tree calf, rebacked with the original smooth spine laid down, decorated in gilt with rope-twist and Greek-key rolls enclosing central floral devices, red morocco label, rolled ellipse-and-flower border gilt to boards, edges sprinkled blue, marbled endpapers. Engraved vignette title to each section (Natural History & Antiquities), 7 engraved plates of which 2 folding, one these a panoramic view of Selborne as frontispiece. Complete with the terminal errata leaf. With the usual misprints: p. 292 misnumbered 262, sig. Ppp 2 misassigned Pp2, and pp. 441–2 omitted from pagination sequence but text continuous. Light craquelure to spine, a few minor indentations and marks to boards, including a slightly larger though still superficial score to the front, short (15 mm) closed tear to frontispiece stub just touching the image, sometime repaired with tape and adhesive verso, resulting small portion of adhesive-marking to the title gutter, plates and vignettes variably offset, a few other trivial spots or marks, but a very good copy indeed, notably crisp and fresh. First edition of one the great English books of the 18th century, "the first book which raised natural history into the region of literature" (Ency. Brit.), here well-preserved in an attractive contemporary binding. White's Selborne is arranged into three sequences of letters, those addressed to Pennant and to Barrington forming the natural history portion of the volume, the remainder forming an account of parish antiquities. "White's Natural History of Selborne is open to everyone, for everyone has observed much of what it describes. Writer and reader each share the inheritance of the natural world, and delight in what is given, so that Selborne becomes an expression of universal thanksgiving, treasured by all" (ODNB). This copy also has the contemporary ownership inscription of one G. Smithson to the initial blank, and extensive well-informed annotations in the same hand to pages 136 and 147, respectively discussing the migration of passenger pigeons and the behaviour of swallows on the Italian islands of Lipari and Stromboli, together with a list of page references to the rear free endpaper: an appealing illustration of the burgeoning amateur interest in natural history which White's book did much to encourage.

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        RHEIN. -, Voyage sur le Rhin, depuis Mayence jusqu'a Dusseldorf. (Trad. par A.L.B. Robineau).

      2 Tle. in 1 Bd. 20 x 12 cm. Titel, 180 S., (3)- 174 S. Mit 11 gestoch. gefalt. Ansichten nach J.D. Cranz und 2 gestoch. mehrf. gefalt. Rheinlaufkarten von Cöntgen. Etwas späterer HLdr. mit Rsch. und Rvergoldung. Vgl. Engelmann 815 (dt. Ausgabe) Schmitt 145 Barbier und Holzmann-Bohatta nennen den Übersetzer als Verfasser. - Erste (illustrierte) französische Ausgabe. "Übersetzung der erstmals 1789/90 veröffentlichten 'Reise auf dem Rhein' von Joseph Gregor Lang. Wie diese erschien auch die französische Fassung anonym. Gefertigt hat sie - mit einigen Abweichungen und Ergänzungen - der in Neuwied lebende Emigrant Alexandre Louis Bertrand Robineau. Neu ist die Illustrierung mit 11 Kupferstichen, die größtenteils auf Vorzeichnungen von J.D. Cranz zurückgehen dürfte. Übernommen ist dagegen die von Cöntgen gestochene zweiteilige Rheinkarte" (Schmitt). - Mit reizvollen, romantischen, fein radierten Ansichten von Bonn (3), Düsseldorf, Koblenz, Köln (Gesamtansicht und Dom mit Grundriß), Mainz (2), Neuwied mit Siebengebirge. - Einband etwas bestoßen, das Kapital oben leicht lädiert. Titel gestempelt, eine Tafel mit einem professionell restaurierten Einriss, sowie weitere Tafeln mit kleinen restaurierten Randeinrissen, papierbedingt einheitlich gebräunt. Rheinland-Pfalz - Saarland, Illustrierte Bücher, Landkarten

      [Bookseller: Buch- und Kunstantiquariat]
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        Istoria della decadenza e rovinadell'Impero Romano tradotta dall'Inglese di Edoardo Gibbon

      A Spese di Silvestro, e Fratelli Gatti Stampatori di Venezia, PISA 1789 - Istoria della decadenza e rovina dell'Impero Romano ITALIANO Cinque volumi della fine del '700 in 8°, buono stato, coperta rigida in pergamena, su dorsi due tasselli in pelle con decorazioni e caratteri incisi in oro, dorso brunito, macchie, tracce di fioritura sparsa, bordo poco usurato,pagine in buono stato, con marginalia. Su frontespizi bella marca e cornice tipografica incise in nero. Presentano segnatura dei fascicoli, richiami ed il volume 1-2 bella lettera dedicatoria, Prefazione dell'Autore, Prefazione alle note ed indice dei capitoli. Su risgurardia del tomo 1-2 cifre scritte a matita e su foglio di guardia firma d'appartenenza. La veste tipografica della collana è abbellita da eleganti testatine, capilettera, cornici tipografiche.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH NATIONS

      London: Printed for A. Strahan and T. Cadell, in the Strand, 1789. Fifth Edition. Three volumes. 8vo. [3], (iv-x), [1], 2-499 pp.; [3], ((iv-vi), [1], 2-518 pp, [5] appendix. ; [3], (iv-v), [1], [1], 2-465 pp, [1], [50] index, [1] ad. The last edition published in his lifetime, and thereby the last to have his invisible hand to correct. "The certainty of its criticism and its grasp of human nature have made it the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought." (Printing and the Mind of Man 221). Rebacked in leather with raised bands, gilt rules and ornament. Red leather author/title and green volume label, original leather boards. New endpapers. A very good set.

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        ALPHEN, VAN--- Exemplaar van 'Gedichten en overdenkingen' van Hieronymus van Alphen, Utrecht 1787, 112 pag., gebonden in geheel leer met goudstempeling, goud op snee, geill. met grafmonument voor J.M. v. Goens op titelpagina.

      Exemplaar van zoon D.F. van Alphen (door hem gedateerd 12-4-1789) en met 4 pagina's in zijn handschrift op de schutbladen d.d. 19 en 20-10-1800, met tal van herinneringen uit zijn leven: moeder (J.M. v. Alphen-van Geuns) niet gekend, gelukkig opgroeien met 2 broers, in 1791 (18 jaar oud) naar Indie. In 1794 bericht van overlijden jongste broer, in armen van oudste broer, aan Zeeuwsche koorts. Nu (oktober 1800), na 3 jaar geen berichten, tijding dat ook oudste broer, na langdurige ziekte (de tering, sedert nazomer 1798), op 4-7-1799 is overleden, een weduwe en reeds overleden zoontje nalatende. Weduwe ook lijdend aan tering (en in juni 1800 overleden, iets dat D.F. van Alphen in oktober nog niet wist). 'Ik word verlaten van die wij liefhebben, ik ben gebonden aan een land 't geen mij veele onaangenaamheden verschaft (enkele woorden weggekrast)'.M11397

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        An Account Of The Pelew Islands, Situated In The Western Part Of The Pacific Ocean. Composed From The Journals And Communications Of Captain Henry Wilson, And Some Of his Officers, Who, In August 1783, Were There Shipwrecked, In The Antelope, a packet belonging to the Honourable East India Company.

      

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        Précis ou Cours d'Opérations sur la Chirurgie des Yeux, ... 2 vols.

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

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        Neue Untersuchungen über den Thierischen Magnetismus.

      Tübingen, Cottaische Buchhanldung. 1789 - XXIII + 1 + 694 S. Kanzleipappe der Zeit, mit hds. RTitelei. EA. - Stockfleckig, stärkere Gbrsp., kl. Aufkl. a. R. - Gmelins, (1751 - 1809; Stadtarzt in Heilbronn), aktive Beschäftigung mit dem Heilmagnetismus dauerte nur rund drei Jahre von 1787 bis 1790 an. Zwar unterstützte er entsprechende Behandlungen auch später noch, doch führte er sie nur noch in den wenigsten Fälle auch selbst durch. Bis 1797 veröffentlichte er zehn Bücher und unzählige Zeitungsaufsätze zu der von ihm zunächst „animalisches Elementarfeuer", später „animalisierte Elektrizität" genannten Heilungsmethode. In der Schrift Materialien für die Anthropologie von 1793 beschrieb er auch die gutartig verlaufende Krankengeschichte der Lisette Kornacher. Gmelins Werke gehören zu den frühesten Schriften über Heilmagnetismus, sie stellten vor 1800 überhaupt die umfangreichste deutschsprachige Literatur eines einzelnen Autors zu dem Thema dar. In seinen 1791 bis 1793 entstandenen Werken widmet er sich insbesondere auch der Erforschung der Seele unter dem Einfluss des Heilmagnetismus und der Hypnose. (Zitat) [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Leben und Schicksale des berüchtigten Franz Rudolph von Grossing, eigentlich Franz Matthias Großinger genannt, nebst der Geschichte und Bekanntmachung der Geheimnisse des Rosen-Ordens. Erstausg.

      Frankfurt u. Leipzig, o.V., 1789. - XVI, 271 S. (recte 287 S., Paginierung springt von 144 auf 129), 8°, Halbleder d. Zt. Mit dem zweiten Kapitel: Geschichte u. Entdeckung des Rosenordens zum Besten armer weiblicher Wittwen u. Weisen. - Franz Matthias Großinger (1752-1830), in Ungarn geb. Exjesuit u. Ordensschwindler, der 1783 in Halle den Rosenorden ins Leben rief, wegen Betrügereien eingekerkert wurde u. später auf dem Gut seines Gönners Graf Fugger den Plan zu einem ähnlichen "Harmonieorden" entwarf (Lennhoff, Posner, Binder). - Einband leicht bestossen u. etwas beschabt; Vorsätze u. die ersten, wie die letzten Seiten leicht angeschmutzt u. schwach fleckig; vorletztes (unbedrucktes) Blatt mit Papierverletzung, sonst ein gutes Expl. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Emblems of Mortality; representing in upwards of fifty cuts, Death seizing all ranks and degrees of people. Imitated from a painting in the cemetery of the Dominican Church at Bas[i]l in Switzerland: With an apostrophe to each, translated from the Latin and French. Intended as well for the information of the curious, as the instruction and entertainment of youth. To which is prefixed a copious preface, containing an historical account of the above, and other paintings on this subject, now or lately existing in divers parts of Europe.

      

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        Raccolta Universale Delle Opere di Giogio Baffo Veneto. T. I, II, III, and IV

      Cosmopoli (Venice or Genoa): S.N.. Good with no dust jacket. 1789. First Edition. Hardcover. [ii], 312, [i] (errors); 312, 312, 312 pp. With a letter from a dealer or collector dated 1851 saying the book was printed by the Duke of Pembroke. 3/4 dark red leather with pretty gilt to spines, red glazed cloth boards, corners and extremities a little rubbed, interior has blue marbled endpapers, title pages are lighter stock and a bit browned, cut short. Frontis portrait of Baffo. Paper is heavier stock and minimally foxed. Bindings are sturdy. Erotic sonnects, madrigals and songs written in a "pure Venetian dialect" by Baffo, who greatly enjoyed writing them but didn't want them published during his lifetime -- although he enjoyed his friends' plaudits when he circulated the poems among them! Apollinaire called it "plus grand poète Priapique qui ait jamais existé et en même temps l'un des poètes le plus lyriques du XVIIIe siècle. " Very scarce in commerce and a handsome four volume set, complete. ; [ii] 312, [i] (error i correzioni); 312; 312; 312 pp. Frontis portrait of Baffo. Each page has an elaborately decorated title page. The printing place is "Cosmopoli" commonly assumed to be Venice (or sometimes Genoa). No publisher is given but there is a letter from a collector or dealer dated 1851 tucked into the first volume which states "Henri S. Bohn dit dans son Catalogue: Privately printed by the Earl of Pembroke." The four volumes are bound with 3/4 dark red leather with pretty gilt to the spine, red glazed cloth boards. Some rubbing and fading to the boards, but generally pretty sturdy. Interior blue marbled end papers. The title pages are from a lighter paper stock than the text and are lightly browned and a little chipped at the edges, also cut a bit short. Paper stock for text is heavy and clean with minimal foxing, bottom edges are rough and look handmade. Bindings are sturdy. Language is "pure Venetian". A collection of Baffo's erotic and obscene sonnets, madrigals and songs. He did not want the poems published while he was alive but enjoyed the plaudits of his friends, to whom he circulated manuscript copies of the poems. This is the very scarce first edition of the collected works, which "plus grand poète Priapique qui ait jamais existé et en même temps l'un des poètes le plus lyriques du XVIIIe siècle. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Le Thesmographe, ou Idées d'un honnête-homme, sur un projet de règlement, Proposé à toutes les Nations de l'Europe pour opérer une Réforme générale des Loix. Avec des notes historiques.

      - A La-Haie, chez Gosse-Junior & Changuion, et se trouve à Paris, chez Maradan, 1789. 2 parties reliées en un volumes in-8, demi-veau cerise, dos à 4 faux-nerfs orné d'un jeu de filets dorés et fers spécial à froid entre-nerfs, tranches jaspées (rel. romantiques vers 1830), 590 p., (1) f. (faux-titre et 2 titres inclus). Edition originale et unique ancienne de ce cinquième volet des "Idées singulières", de beaucoup le plus rare. Commencé en novembre 1789 et achevé après la Révolution fin 89, l’ouvrage s’ouvre par une adresse "Aux Etats Généraux". Il contient l’exposé des réformes politiques et sociales de Restif: législation civile et pénale (avec un projet européen d’unification), divorce, urbanisme et police des villes, la propriété et ses abus, une étude sur les lois des différents peuples des quatre continents, économie politique et finances, prostitution, mendicité et assistance, colonisation et esclavage, un intéressant projet de coopératives ouvrières dont le but était de permettre aux ouvriers d’accéder à la propriété de leurs moyens de production, etc. On trouve également de grands morceaux d’autopromotion: "Le sublime auteur des ‘Nuits de Paris’, des ‘Contemporaines’ [suit une bibliographie complète de ses oeuvres]" (p.482) A son habitude Restif insère deux pièces de théâtre: "Le boule-dogue." et "l’An deux mille", autre hymne de louanges à lui-même. Selon Lacroix, Restif se serait adjoint la collaboration de Ginguené, Linguet ou Butel-Dumont. Bien complet du faux-titre "Idées singulières" et du dernier feuillet contenant le catalogue des œuvres de Restif (2 pages). (Conlon, ‘Siècle des Lumières’, 89:10613. Rives Childs, ‘Restif’, n°37. ‘Utopies au siècle des Lumières’, n°33). Quelques rousseurs et brunissures. Accrocs à la coiffe sup. et aux mors. Dos légèrement frotté. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Patent of nobility donated in name of George III (1738-1820) to John FitzGibbon (ca. 1747-1802), Lord Chancelor of Ireland, creating him Baron Fitzgibbon of Lower Conello co. Limerick.

      - Great Brittain, d.d. 6 July 1789. Vellum charter, 70x62 cm. Good condition, a little duststaining. Engrossed with top line in gold with illuminated initial letters and fine coloured initial letter portrait of King George III. Furthermore Royal Arms, Arms of Ireland on a cartouche and an arrangement of rose, thistle and shamrock. With a decorative border with roses and other flowers and full achievement of the FitzGibbon coat of arms with supporters and another shield. The seal is in pieces and only about half complete, in a large disc shaped metal case. The charter and the seal are encased in a beautiful original red/brown leather box (made by Charles Tennant of Dublin), elaborately embossed with gilt designs and borders, lined with contemporary marbled paper and attractive brass fittings (1 hook missing). John FitzGibbon, 1st Earl of Clare PC (Ireland) (c. 1749 - 28 January 1802), later known as Earl of Clare or Lord Clare, was Attorney-General for Ireland in 1783, then Lord Chancellor of Ireland in 1789, in which capacity he was first promoted to the Irish peerage. He was a controversial figure in Irish history, being described variously as a Protestant hardliner, a staunch anti-Catholic, and an early supporter of Union with England (which finally happened shortly before his death). He is said to have been an early opponent of measures for Catholic political relief (meaning the removal of some or all legal disabilities against Catholics) in both Ireland and Great Britain, and may have been the first to suggest to George III that the King would violate his coronation oath if he consented to the admission of Catholics to Parliament. FitzGibbon was born near Donnybrook, Dublin, the son of John FitzGibbon of Ballysheedy, County Limerick and his wife Isabella Grove, daughter of John Grove, of Ballyhimmock, County Cork. His father had been born a Catholic but converted to the state religion in order to become a lawyer, and amassed a large fortune. H178

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        Plan Qui Réüni Les Duchés De Julier, Et De Berg, Le Palatinat Du Rhin, Les Duchés De Baviere Et De Neubourg. Sans y comprendre le Marquisat de Berg op Zoom. Dédie et présenté à S.A.S.E. Palatin du Rhin. Par son très humble, très soumis, et très obeisant Serviteur De St. Michel. Ingenieur. Publié par les freres Lotter, à Augsbourg.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. St. Michel b. Lotter Erben in Augsburg, v. 1789, 45,5 x 57,5 Hellwig/Reiniger/Stopp, S. 8; Ritter, Die Augsburger Landkartenverlage Seutter, Lotter und Probst, in: Cartographica Helvetica, Heft 25, Januar 2002, S. 8 ff. (Die Gebrüder Lotter ab 1770 ff). - Zeigt die bayrischen Kernlande und die nach dem Aussterben der Pfalz-Sulzbachschen Linie an Bayern gefallenen Gebiete am Rhein. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Patent of nobility donated by Emperor Joseph II (1741-1790) to Georg Daniel (Edler von) Voss, Königlich-Preuszischer Hofrath zu Duisburg (1729 (?) - 14 November 1802 in Sinderen), and 4 manuscript documents.

      - Holy Roman Empire, Vienna, d.d. 19 November 1789. Folio. Full velvet, slightly discoloured, with yellow silk ribbons. 35x27cm. 18 pages. Manuscript, calligraphic on vellum, with a hand painted coloured coat-of arms and an original signature of Emperor Joseph II. A large seal attached to the binding by the cord of the binding, in a decorative brass case depicting the coat-of-arms of Joseph II and the inscription JII. The wax seal is that of the House of Habsburg. The patent of nobility comes with 4 other 18th century documents relating to the Voss family, one of which is the Wiener Zeitung of 16 January 1790 which relates the nobility received by Voss in 1789. This interesting patent of nobility was issued to (Luderus?) Georg Daniel Voss (later: Van Voss van Sinderen). This lawyer, Hofrath, Postmeister and mayor of Duisburg was also active as printer. His maternal grandfather (Abraham Georg(e) Luiscius, died Delft 1760) served as Prussian ambassador in The Hague. Voss received his nobility as a token of appreciation for the loyal military and civil service of his paternal and maternal family to the Holy Roman Empire. The patent explains that Voss took over the position of his father as Hofrath and Postmeister in 1747 and continued in this position untill 1765. In 1766 he was discharged with honour from this position for reasons of ill health. The patent also explains that his wife Maria Elisabeth van der Upwich is related to several noble families and owns two Adlicher Güther', one is named as Sinderen in the Dukedom of Zutphen. The patent further states that Voss chose his domicile at Sinderen since 1769 (he lived in Huis Sinderen, i.e. the castle of Sinderen demolished in the 19th century). His only son (Georg Hendrik Christiaan van Voss van Sinderen died 17 augustus 1837 Arnhem) is mentioned as being Unter-Leutenant in Genie Korps with General du Moulin in service with the Dutch. The patent comes from the collection of J. Belonje. H171

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        Le tre porte del battistero di San Giovanni di Firenze. Incise ed illustrate.

      2. Tit., 8, 12, 8 S., 46 Kupfertaf. gest. v. Gio. Paolo Lasinio. Ldr. d. Zt. Rü. restaur. Anfangs mit durchgeh. Braunfleck. Die Taf. nahezu fleckenfrei. Graesse IV, 114 Thieme-B. XXII, 404 - Komplette Ausgabe. Detailreiches Tafelwerk über die drei berühmten vergoldeten Bronzetore des Baptisteriums San Giovanni in Florenz. Sie entstanden innerhalb eines Zeitraumes von rund 120 Jahren. Das erste Tor (1330) wurde von Andrea Pisano gestaltet. Das zweite und dritte Tor stammt von Lorenzo Ghiberti. Zweispaltiger Text in französ. u. italien. Sprache. Die Taf. gest. in Linienmanier von Giovanni Paolo Lasinio (1789-1855).

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        Examen du Gouvernement D'Angleterre,

      1789 - [STEVENS, JOHN]. Examen du Gouvernement D'Angleterre, Compare aux Constitutions des Etats-Unis. Ou l'on Refute quelques Assertions Contenues dans l'Ouvrage de M. Adams . Par un Cultivateur de New-Jersey . Paris: Chez Froulle, 1789. viii, 291 p. Modern French leather-backed marbled boards. Small early repair to bottom edge of title page, else a near-fine, wide-margined copy. The greatly enlarged first French edition of one of the earliest works on the Constitution, originally published in New York in 1787. Attributed by Sabin, Evans, and most other bibliographers (except Howes) to William Livingston, the work was actually written by Livingston's friend John Stevens (1749-1838), best known as a leading early American engineer and pioneer in the field of steamboat and railroad transportation. In the Stevens papers is a draft of the work in Stevens's hand, a receipt from the New York printer for printing 500 copies, and several letters of Stevens referring to the essay. Largely unappreciated in America, Stevens's work was a great success in France. The original 56-page pamphlet was turned into a 291-page book with notes by Dupont, Condorcet, and Mazzei. There is much comment on John Adams's recently published Defense of the Constitutions. Howes S-968; Felcone, New Jersey Books, 254. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Karte des Königl. Preuss. Herzogthums Vor und Hinter. Pommern nach Speciellen Vermessungen entworfen von D. Gilly Königl. Preuss. Geheimen Ober Baurath in Kupfer ausgeführt in Jahre 1789 von D. F. Sotzman K. Pr. Geh. Kr. Sec. u. Geogr. der Acad. de Wissen zu Berlin.

      Berlin: , 1789 Berlin: , 1789. . Contemporary marbled card board box. VG+. "Composite map, scale ca. 1:180.000, size 1024x2175mm.; copperplate engraving, printed in 6 sheets mounted on linen 512x725mm., each sheet segmented in 16 pieces of 126x180mm. Placed in contemporary marbled card board box.- // Beautiful example. Clean sheets with a few little stains on some interstices. Board box scratched. In all, very good condition.- // Provenance.: François de la Grange exlibris over labels from  Charles Piquet, Geographe Graveur du Cabinet topographique de S.M. l Empereur et Roi, et se S.m. le Roi de Hollande .- // Refs.: Not in Rumsey; Centralny Katalog Zbiorów Kartograficznych w Polsce, Z. 5, Cz. 1, poz. 24. Two stars of the Prussian universe were allied to perform this map: David Gilly (1748-1808) and Daniel F. Sotzmann (1754-1840). David Gilly, architect and engineer, was assigned to Pomerania in 1779 as a public works officer, remaining there until he was called to Berlin in 1788. By the other hand, Sotzmann, who had trained himself as a surveyor, draftsman and engraver, achieved such skill in all that in 1786 he was appointed geographer engraver of the Royal Academy of Sciences of Berlin (who hired him reducing two jobs into one), and conciliating his job from the following year, 1788, with that of secretary in the Department of Engineering of the Superior School of War. When Gilly returned to Berlin, he drew the map of Pomerania from the 'Schmettausche Karten' taked out from the survey of 1767/1787, reducing its scale from 1: 33.000 to 1: 180.000. His design was engraved by Sotzmann himself. And the result was this splendid map that we are offering."

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        Oeuvres posthumes de Frederic II, roi de Prusse. Histoire de la guerre de sept ans. [with:] Recueil de plans de batailles, sieges et combats, arrives dans les expeditions memorable de la guerre de sept ans, pour servir a l'intelligence des oeuvres posthumes de Frederic II.

      3 volumes, Amsterdam, J.G. Treuttel, 1789. 2 small 8o volumes with text, bound in cardboard and one large folio with plates, bound in half leather, damaged spine. 2 volumes: 306+356 pag., shabby copies (French title missing). Folio: 4 pag. 20 large engraved plates, often coloured in outline. Good copy. The 'Oeuvres posthumes' were published in Amsterdam by D.J. Changuion in 15 volumes in 1789 in 12°. Probably there was also an edition in 8°, but not in STCN/NCC.B0372.

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        Dreyhundert auserlesene amerikanische Gewächse nach linneischer Ordnung.Nuremberg, Raspe, 1786-1789. 6 parts in 3 volumes. 8vo. With 300 numbered engraved plates of plants, all in contemporary hand-colouring. With: (2) ZORN, Johannes. Auswahl schöner und seltener Gewächse als eine Fortsetzung der amerikanischen Gewächse. Nuremberg, Raspe, 1795-1798. 3 (of 5) parts in 2 volumes. With 150 (of 250) engraved numbered plates by G. Vogel after Louis Roemer (lacking plates 101-200). With a second copy of part 6 (1788) of the main work, with 50 plates. All plates coloured by a contemporary hand. Contemporary mottled calf, elaborately gold-tooled spine. The 2 volumes of the supplement in a matching binding, with only slightly different tooling on the spine.

      Junk, Rara, p. 15 (first work); Nissen, BBI 2204-2205; Stiftung für Botanik III, 831-832; Stafleu & Cowan 18748-18749; not in Dunthorne; Hunt; Johnston. Zorn's extensive works on American flora, with 450 hand-coloured plates, with part 1 of the main work in an unrecorded second edition published in 1789. The supplement contains 3 of the 5 parts of the supplement bound with a second copy of part 6 of the main work.Zorn (1739-1799) based the main work largely on Jacquin's Selectarum stirpium Americanarum historia (first published in 1763). To make this important and extremely rare work available to science, he published the explanatory text and the plates on reduced scale in Nuremberg between 1785 and 1789. Of Jacquin's 264 plates Zorn omitted 16 and added 52 new ones. Between 1795 and 1798, Zorn published a supplement in 5 parts with 250 new plates and descriptions.With a contemporary annotation on each of the five title-pages stating that the last volume is supplemented by a second copy of the 6th part of the first work, and with the bookplate of the library of the aristocratic family Van Hoensbroeck at castle Haag in Geldern. Lacking parts 3 and 4 of the supplement, but otherwise in very good condition, with only the binding very slightly rubbed.

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        Aminta favola boschereccia. Ora per la prima volta alla sua vera lezione ridotta.

      impresso co' caratteri bodoniani, 1789. In-4° real folio (cm. 27,2), suggestiva legatura coeva in m. pelle maculata con titolo in oro su tassello rosso e sobrie dorature al dorso, piatti e risguardi marmorizzati; pp. [12] 14 [2] 142 [2bb.] in ottimo stato, fresche e nitide, su carta greve, con ritratto del poeta in rame al frontespizio e testatina araldica sempre in rame (Lucatelli) all'incipit della dedicatoria alla principessa Anna Malaspina Bastia, che è in corsivo ed è attribuita a Vincenzo Monti; lievissime e sporadiche fioriture. Esemplare con l'errore tipografico alla pagina 38 riga 14 «novi lini» anziché «novi lumi» [Brooks 380], ovvero impressione «che serba la data medesima e sappiamo ch'è stata fatta da Giuseppe fratello del tipografo Bodoni» nel 1792 [Gamba 958] coi medesimi caratteri e la stessa magnificenza. Superbo esemplare.

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        Patent of nobility donated in name of George III (1738-1820) to John FitzGibbon (ca. 1747-1802), Lord Chancelor of Ireland, creating him Baron Fitzgibbon of Lower Conello co. Limerick.

      Great Brittain, d.d. 6 July 1789. Vellum charter, 70x62 cm. Good condition, a little duststaining. Engrossed with top line in gold with illuminated initial letters and fine coloured initial letter portrait of King George III. Furthermore Royal Arms, Arms of Ireland on a cartouche and an arrangement of rose, thistle and shamrock. With a decorative border with roses and other flowers and full achievement of the FitzGibbon coat of arms with supporters and another shield. The seal is in pieces and only about half complete, in a large disc shaped metal case. The charter and the seal are encased in a beautiful original red/brown leather box (made by Charles Tennant of Dublin), elaborately embossed with gilt designs and borders, lined with contemporary marbled paper and attractive brass fittings (1 hook missing). John FitzGibbon, 1st Earl of Clare PC (Ireland) (c. 1749 - 28 January 1802), later known as Earl of Clare or Lord Clare, was Attorney-General for Ireland in 1783, then Lord Chancellor of Ireland in 1789, in which capacity he was first promoted to the Irish peerage. He was a controversial figure in Irish history, being described variously as a Protestant hardliner, a staunch anti-Catholic, and an early supporter of Union with England (which finally happened shortly before his death). He is said to have been an early opponent of measures for Catholic political relief (meaning the removal of some or all legal disabilities against Catholics) in both Ireland and Great Britain, and may have been the first to suggest to George III that the King would violate his coronation oath if he consented to the admission of Catholics to Parliament. FitzGibbon was born near Donnybrook, Dublin, the son of John FitzGibbon of Ballysheedy, County Limerick and his wife Isabella Grove, daughter of John Grove, of Ballyhimmock, County Cork. His father had been born a Catholic but converted to the state religion in order to become a lawyer, and amassed a large fortune. H178.

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        Prijsboek met stempels van Arnhem op vóór- en achterplat van de perkamenten band. Met prijs ten name van Jonae Meijer d.d. Arnhem 16-3-1789, gesigneerd door rector D.A. Jacobi en curatoren (Van Hem en Van Eck?) van het Arnhems gymnasium.

      De achtjarige (!) Meyer wordt tertianos novitius genoemd en moet dus in 1789 al enkele jaren leerling van het gymnasium zijn geweest. Exlibri van L.J. Hijmans van den Bergh en L. de Gou.M7754

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        WALLACHIA, ROMANIA. NOVA MAPPA PRINCIPATUS WALACHIAE MDCCLXXXIX. NEUE LANDKARTE VON DEM FÜRSTENTHUM WALACHEY

      Coloured copper engraving, 45,5 x 56,5 cm - Augsburg, Johannes Michael Probst 1789 Rare originally colored map shows a historical and geographical region Wallachia in Romania in 1789, in the time of the Russo-Turkish War (1787-92). In that year Habsburg troops, under Prince Josias of Coburg, entered the country, deposing a Phanariote Prince of Wallachia Nicholas Mavrogenis (reigned 1786-1789). With entering the war a year before the Habsburg Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II promissed to "free the Romanian people from the Turkish yoke". Mavrogenes joined the new Ottoman invading forces and was killed in 1790. The map was engraved and published by the family Probst from Augsburg, known as one of the most prominent publishers of the 18th century. Reference: IKAR: BSB München XVII, 27f.; Tooley, Mapmakers III, 463.

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        Number I. Abridgment of the minutes of evidence, taken before a Committee of the Whole House, to whom it was referred to consider of the slave-trade.

      London 1789 - 8vo., (2) + 82pp., bound in the 20th century in full chocolate calf, spine simply lettered in gilt. [bound with], Number II. Abridgment . slave-trade.> [London] 1790. 8vo., (2) + 246pp. [bound with], Number III. Abridgment . slave-trade.> [London] 1790. 8vo., (2) + 157 + (1)pp. [bound with], Number IV. Abridgment . slave-trade.> [London] 1791. 8vo., (2) + 163 + (1)pp., together with 4 tables (of which one is folding), short tears in two leaves but no loss of surface. All four parts, complete and in very good state of preservation. In a total of some 650 pages, these four Numbers> supplied a lengthy epitome of the evidence given to the House of Commons by a wide range of colonial civil servants, slave traders, ships' masters, sugar planters, Royal Navy officers, and others. The Privy Council enquiry, and the House of Commons hearings, had taken until early in 1791 with those politicians and others who were exercised by the subject being near-swamped with the sheer quantity of evidence that had become available. The present four-part Abridgment> was evidently intended to help by providing, in somewhat abbreviated form, the actual testimony and first-hand accounts of every possible aspect of the African slave=trade, including capture or purchase, the Middle Passage, 'wastage' through death or sickness, delivery and sale in the West Indies and the need of the planters to have a 'regular supply'. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essays On Physiognomy, Designed To Promote The Knowledge And The Love Of Mankind, Illustrated By More Than Eight Hundred Engravings Accurately Copied; And Some Duplicates Added From Originals. Executed By, Or Under The Direction Of, Thomas Holloway. Five Volumes

      London (1789, 1792, 1798): John Murray, H. Hunter, and T. Holloway, 1789. First Editions. Full Calf, Gilt. Near Fine. 35.7 Cm x 29.5 Cm. 173 Plates and Hundreds of Engravings By William Blake and Others. 1st Printing Title, (8), Iv, (20),281 Pp.; Title, Pp. V-Xii, 238 Pp., Final Plate; Half Title, (4), Pp. 239-444; Title, Pp. V-Xii, 252 Pp.; Half Title ,(Iv), Pp. 253-437, (Viii, Index). Three Volumes Bound In Five, Complete. Original 35.7 Cm Height. Full Calf, Five Double Bands, Gilt Rules And Designs On Spines, Covers, And Gilt Designs On Turns, Watered Endpapers In Blue And Red. Silk Bookmarks Bound In. All Edges Gilt. First Printings Of Each Volume (Title Pages Dated 1789, 1792, 1798, But The First Volume Bound With The 1798 Translator's Preface). All 173 Plates And Other Illustrations Present, Including William Blake Plate And Three Illustrations By Him, And With All Initial And Final Blanks [No Half-Titles In Vol I, Vol Ii Pt I, Or Vol Iii Pt I]. Binding Lightly Worn At Edges, Wear And Fraying At Corners, Gilt Bright, Covers Recently Refurbished, Endpapers Clean, No Names Or Stamps Or Marks, Some Foxing To Plate Margins. Additional Postage Required, International Postage At Insured Rates .

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        Emblems of Mortality; representing in upwards of fifty cuts, Death seizing all ranks and degrees of people. Imitated from a painting in the cemetery of the Dominican Church at Bas[i]l in Switzerland: With an apostrophe to each, translated from the Latin and French. Intended as well for the information of the curious, as the instruction and entertainment of youth. To which is prefixed a copious preface, containing an historical account of the above, and other paintings on this subject, now or lately existing in divers parts of Europe.

      1789 - Printed for T. Hodgson. 1789. 12mo pages laid into small 4to. Full C19th morocco lettered in gilt on spine. Wood engraved frontispiece and 51 text illustrations by John Bewick after Holbein. A few leaves cropped at the tail, the deficiences supplied in skilful MS facsimile, ink smudge on plates 2 and 3 to censor offensive anatomy. Bookplate and two booksellers' descriptions on front paste-down, a little occasional browning, a little spotting to binding, otherwise a very good copy. First Bewick edition. The illustrations in this both have been attributed to both Thomas Bewick and his brother John, but it is believed that they are in fact entirely the work of John Bewick. The woodcuts are faithful copies of Holbein's designs, except for the first, The Creation which contained a figure of the Deity habited as a Pope, and in deference to Protestant sentiment was changed for an original design. A 28 pages Preface by the editor, J.S. Hawkins relating the history of the various Dance of Death versions precedes the illustrations. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        GESCHICHTE DER MISSION DER EVANGELISCHEN BRUDER UNTER DEN INDIANERN IN NORDAMERIKA

      Barby, Germany: Paul Gotthelf Kummer. Very Good+. 1789. First Edition. Hardcover. "First issue with only six lines on verso of last leaf. " A valuable account of Moravian Missionary activity from 1735 - 1787 among the American Indians. Original calf binding with raised bands and spine label. Text's interior is tight, clean & intact without foxing. Page edges dyed red. German text. Religion; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 783 pages .

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        Briefe aus Paris zur Zeit der Revolution. Aus dem Braunschweigischen Journal abgedruckt. Braunschweig, Schulbuchhandlung 1790. XII,.

       372 S. Interims-Pappband. Erste Ausgabe. - Hamberger/Meusel I, 536. - Campe reiste 1789 zusammen mit Wilhelm von Humboldt nach Paris und erhielt 1792 den Ehrenbürgerbrief der französischen Republik (vgl. NDB III, S. 110 f.) Die Briefe entstanden im August 1789. - Einband fleckig u. bestoßen, Teile des Rückens fehlen, leicht gebräunt u. gering fleckig, unbeschnitten. Versand D: 4,50 EUR Ältere Literatur

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        Rudimenta grammaticae persicae ad usum seminarii Patavini.

      [Padua, 1789]. - 4to. 70 pp. Contemp. Italian boards with papered spine. Only issue of this Persian grammar for the use of the Padua seminary, ascribed to Lodewijk de Dieu (1590-1642) by the State and University Library of Göttingen. Without a title page as issued. - Old monastic library stamp at bottom of final page; 19th c. note of donation (a gift of Cardinal Barberini) on front flyleaf. OCLC 461040960. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eu a rainha. Faço faber aos que este Alvará de Declaraçaõ com força de Ley virem: Que Tendo resoluto na Carta de Ley de dezenove de Junho deste anno, cuja execuçaõ Deferi pelo Decreto de vinte de Julho para o mez de Novembro, ou para o dia que Eu fosse Servida ensinuar: .

      Na officina de Antonio Rodrigues Galhardo, [Lisboa] 1789 - 4 pp. Law for the secularization of the religious military orders in Portugal including the Military Order of Christ, of Avis, and of Santiago (Ordem dos Cavaleiros de Nosso Senhor Jesus Cristo, Ordem Real Militar de Avis, and Ordem de Sao Tiago) instituted by Maria I after having obtained a Papal Bull from Pope Pius VI. OCLC shows one copy, of a different printing, at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. Delgado da Silva: Collecção da legislação Portugueza III, pp. 564-5. A very good clean copy removed from a larger volume, with a pinhole in left margin. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Elements of General History; translated from the French of the Abbé Millot

      Isaiah Thomas, Worcester, Mass 1789 - First American Edition. 5 volumes: v. 1: xx, 563, [1] p.; v. 2: xii, 571, [1] p.; v. 3: xxii, 429 p.; v. 4: xiv, 518, [2] p.; v. 5: x, 500 p; 21 cm. (8vo) Contemporary full calf with six spine compartments between raised bands. Volumes 1 and 2 (Ancient History) have green leather label in second compartment with gilt-tooled title; volumes 3, 4, and 5 (Modern History) have red leather label in second compartment with gilt-tooled title. The latter also have blind-rolled decoration on board edges. Woodcut headpieces and initials. Early American imprints, 1st ser. (Evans) 21965 and 21966. Vol. 2, p. iii misnumbered ii. Front free endpaper of volumes 1 and 3 have inscriptions by William B. Sewall indicating that he purchsed them in 1799. "Sewall" written on both front endpapers of vol. 2, front fixed endpaper of other volumes, and at head of vol. 5 title page. Written on front free endpaper of vol. 5: "W.B. Sewall's bot of College Government." All five volumes of the first American edition, rarely found together. In Very Good- Condition: leather is rubbed; front joint of vol. 1 starting at tail; front free endpaper of vol. 1 detached but present; loss at head of spine on vol. 5; foxing and occasional soiling; ink stains, primarily along fore-edges of some pages in vol. 1. A solid set in original binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Farsalia. De Don Juan de Jauregui. 2 Tomos en un Volúmen

      Imprenta Real, Madrid 1789 - plena piel con tejuelo algunas manchas del tiempo, interior bien conservado. . 677 págs.

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        TRATADO GENERAL Y MATEMÁTICO DE RELOXERÍA QUE COMPRÉNDE EL MODO DE HACER RELOXES DE TOSAS CLASES Y EL DE SABERLOS COMPONER Y ARREGLAR POR DIFÍCILES QUE SEAN. ACOMPAÑADO DE LOS ELEMENTOS NECESARIOS PARA ÉLLA, COMO SON ARITMÉTICA, ÁLGEBRA, GEOMETRÍA, GNOMÓNICA, ASTRONOMÍA, GEOGRAFÍA, FÍSICA, MAQUINÁRIA, MÚSICA Y DIBÚXO. PRECISOS PARA PONER Á FONDO EL NOBLE ÁRTE DE LA RELOXERÍA.

      Imprenta Real, Madrid 1789 - Materia: Libro antiguo del siglo XVIII: Tratados de relojería. Publicación: madrid, Imprenta Real, 1789. Descripción física: Cuarto mayor (28 cm.) Anteportada, Portada, 1 hoja, XIV páginas, 408 páginas, 22 láminas. Encuadernación pleno pergamino moderno con rotulo en el lomo. Conservación: Muy buen estado, ligeras manchas en anteportada y portada, error de paginación de la 113 pasa a la 116 y restos de humedad en la lámina 22. En general papel muy limpio con todos sus márgenes. Revisado completo de texto y grabados. Palau 380316: "Zerella fue relojero de cámara de Fernando VI y habiendo estudiado todos los secretos de este noble arte en Ginebra vino a España y publicó su obra con la esperanza de crear una Escuela de Relojería y una Fábrica que compitiese con las de Francia e Inglaterra. Explica un aparato de su invención para picar los cilindros de música, secreto este celosamente guardado por los relojeros de la época". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TRATADO GENERAL Y MATEMATICO DE RELOXERIA, ZERELLA & YCOAGA 1789- 22 LAMINAS.

      MADRID IMPRENTA REAL 1789 - TRATADO GENERAL Y MATEMATICO DE RELOXERIA, ZERELLA & YCOAGA 1789- 22 LAMINAS.ZERELLA FUE RELOJERO DE CAMARA DE FERNANDO VI Y HABIENDO ESTUDIADO TODOS LOS SECRETOS DE ESTE NOBLE ARTE EN GINEBRA VINO A ESPAÑA Y PUBLICO SU OBRA CON LA ESPERANZA DE CREAR UNA ESCUELA DE RELOJERIA Y UNA FABRICA QUE COMPITIESE CON LAS DE FRANCIA E INGLATERRA. EXPLICA UN APARATAO DE SU INVENCION PARA PICAR CILINDROS DE MUSICA, SECRETO ESTE CELOSAMENTE GUARDADO POR LOS RELOJEROS DE LA EPOCA. TRATADO GENERAL Y MATEMATICO DE RELOJERIA, QUE COMPRENDE EL MODO DE HACER RELOJES DE TODAS CLASES Y EL SABERLOS COMPONER Y ARREGLAR POR DIFICIL QUE SEA. ACOMPAÑADO DE LOS ELEMENTOS NECESARIOS PARA ELLO, COMO SON: ARITMETICA, ALGEBRA, GEOMETRIA GNOMONICA, ASTRONOMIA, GEOGRAFIA, FISICA, MAQUINARIA, MUSICA Y DIBUJO. MADRID IMPRENTA REAL. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        VIE DU CAPITAINE COOK, traduite de l'anglois du docteur Kippis, Membre de la Société Royale de Londres.

      Paris, Rue des Poitevins, Hôtel de Thou, 1789. FIRST FRENCH 8vo EDITION 1789, FIRST ISSUE (without translator's name on title page), 2 VOLUMES COMPLETE. In original wrappers and uncut as issued. Text in French. 8vo, approximately 210 x 140 mm, 8½ x 5½ inches, woodcut vignette to title pages and headpieces to opening chapters, pages: Volume 1, half-title and title page, lvi, [1]-458; Volume 2, "Avec Approbation & Privilege du Roi", half -title and title page, [1]-497, including Appendix, Le Morai Poeme by Miss Helene Maria Williams, THIS SET STILL IN THE ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S WRAPPERS AND UNCUT AS ISSUED, small paper labels to spines, housed in a wine coloured cloth drop down box, gilt lettered black label to spine with gilt edges, inside at the bottom of the spine is the binder's name "Newbold & Colins Sydney". Binding rubbed and showing wear, heads of both spines have old neat repairs,covers a little creased and chipped at edges, some pale stains to binding, old ink writing to top of the back of the first cover, occasional pale stain to inner margins and occasional foxing or small brown spots, otherwise a very good copy. See The Parsons Collection, Rare Pacific Voyage Books by Hordern House, Part 1, No. 82; Beddie, The Library of New South Wales, Bibliography of Captain James Cook, page 10; David W. Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography 1780-1900, Volume 1, page 136; Bibliotheca Polynesiana by Bjarne Kroepelien,page 214, No. 652. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Essays On Physiognomy, Designed To Promote The Knowledge And The Love Of Mankind, Illustrated By More Than Eight Hundred Engravings Accurately Copied; And Some Duplicates Added From Originals. Executed By, Or Under The Direction Of, Thomas Holloway. Five Volumes

      John Murray, H. Hunter, and T. Holloway, London (1789, 1792, 1798) - Title, (8), Iv, (20),281 Pp.; Title, Pp. V-Xii, 238 Pp., Final Plate; Half Title, (4), Pp. 239¿444; Title, Pp. V-Xii, 252 Pp.; Half Title ,(Iv), Pp. 253¿437, (Viii, Index). Three Volumes Bound In Five, Complete. Original 35.7 Cm Height. Full Calf, Five Double Bands, Gilt Rules And Designs On Spines, Covers, And Gilt Designs On Turns, Watered Endpapers In Blue And Red. Silk Bookmarks Bound In. All Edges Gilt. First Printings Of Each Volume (Title Pages Dated 1789, 1792, 1798, But The First Volume Bound With The 1798 Translator's Preface). All 173 Plates And Other Illustrations Present, Including William Blake Plate And Three Illustrations By Him, And With All Initial And Final Blanks [No Half-Titles In Vol I, Vol Ii Pt I, Or Vol Iii Pt I]. Binding Lightly Worn At Edges, Wear And Fraying At Corners, Gilt Bright, Covers Recently Refurbished, Endpapers Clean, No Names Or Stamps Or Marks, Some Foxing To Plate Margins. Additional Postage Required, International Postage At Insured Rates . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE MAD BULL. Hand coloured Aquatint by Charles Dodd in 1789 and published by P. C. Conman.

      P. C. Conman., London. 1789 - Hand coloured Aquatint by Charles Dodd after George Morland in 1789 and published by P. C. Conman. A RARE early work in SUPERIOR CONDITION, with bright colouring. Later re-published in 1804 by Edward Orme. This is the 1st impression of 1789. It sold at the massive price of £5 guineas at the time and approx 550 were sold. Biog details. Morland began to draw at three years old, and at the age of ten (1773) his name appears as an honorary exhibitor at the Royal Academy. His talents were carefully cultivated by his father, who has been accused of stimulating them unduly with a view to his own profit, shutting the child up in a garret to make drawings from pictures and casts for which he found a ready sale. The boy, on the other hand, is said to have soon found a way to make money for himself by hiding some of his drawings, and lowering them at nightfall out of his window to young accomplices, with whom he used to spend the proceeds in frolic and self-indulgence. It has been also asserted that his father, discovering this trick, tried to conciliate him by indulgence, humouring his whims and encouraging his low tastes. He did like a drink and had a rare old "tyme" in his youth. He was foremost an English Painter of Animals and Rustic Scenes and his oil paintings were faked all through the 19th and early 20th century and many inferior paintings are "attributed" to him or often just states "After Morland". He has been diminished by these poor attributions and inferior copies. No such mistaken attribution here! [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        VIE DU CAPITAINE COOK, traduite de l'anglois du docteur Kippis, Membre de la Société Royale de Londres

      Paris, Rue des Poitevins, Hôtel de Thou, 1789.. FIRST FRENCH 8vo EDITION 1789, FIRST ISSUE (without translator's name on title page), 2 VOLUMES COMPLETE. In original wrappers and uncut as issued. Text in French. 8vo, approximately 210 x 140 mm, 8½ x 5½ inches, woodcut vignette to title pages and headpieces to opening chapters, pages: Volume 1, half-title and title page, lvi, [1]-458; Volume 2, "Avec Approbation & Privilege du Roi", half -title and title page, [1]-497, including Appendix, Le Morai Poeme by Miss Helene Maria Williams, THIS SET STILL IN THE ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S WRAPPERS AND UNCUT AS ISSUED, small paper labels to spines, housed in a wine coloured cloth drop down box, gilt lettered black label to spine with gilt edges, inside at the bottom of the spine is the binder's name "Newbold & Colins Sydney". Binding rubbed and showing wear, heads of both spines have old neat repairs,covers a little creased and chipped at edges, some pale stains to binding, old ink writing to top of the back of the first cover, occasional pale stain to inner margins and occasional foxing or small brown spots, otherwise a very good copy. See The Parsons Collection, Rare Pacific Voyage Books by Hordern House, Part 1, No. 82; Beddie, The Library of New South Wales, Bibliography of Captain James Cook, page 10; David W. Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography 1780-1900, Volume 1, page 136; Bibliotheca Polynesiana by Bjarne Kroepelien,page 214, No. 652. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Vestigios da lingoa arabica em Portugal, ou lexicon etymologico das palavras, e nomes portuguezes, que tem origem arabica .

      Lisbon, Na Officina da Academia Real das Sciencias, 1789. - 4°, mid-nineteenth century half mottled calf, smooth spine gilt with red lettering piece (light wear, some worming to spine & hinges, front hinge reinforced, label chipping). Very minor small marginal dampstain to last few leaves, otherwise clean and crisp. In good to very good condition. xx, 160 pp.; text in Portuguese & Arabic. *** FIRST EDITION of the first etymological dictionary to record Portuguese words of Arabic origin. The entries are arranged alphabetically in Portuguese, followed by the equivalent Arabic word or source, a transliteration, and an explanation. Also included are words which enterred Portuguese through Arabic originally derived from Hebrew, Greek, Persian or Turkish. Included is a short list of English words derived from Persian with Portuguese equivalents showing common Indo-Aryan roots, thather than Semitic. Notable among the many loan words are the names of flowers, vegetables, spices nuts, trees, pharmaceutical plants, the names of towns and villages and words used in architecture or decoration. The work was written at the order of the Academia Real das Sciencias of Lisbon. A second edition appeared in 1830. The next work on the subject, by Francisco de S. Luiz, did not appear until 1837.Father João de Sousa was born in Damascus, Syria, brought up by Syrian Capuchins. He became the first professor of Arabic at the University of Lisbon, as well as a frequently published member of the Academia Real das Sciencias.*** Innocêncio IV, 41-42, 437: without collation. Palau 320777. Palha 673. Schnurrer, Bibliotheca arabica 129. See also Joaquim Figanier, Fr. João de Sousa, Coimbra 1949. NUC: MH, NN, CtY, NcU, NjP, PPAmP. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Essays On Physiognomy, Designed To Promote The Knowledge And The Love Of Mankind, Illustrated By More Than Eight Hundred Engravings Accurately Copied; And Some Duplicates Added From Originals. Executed By, Or Under The Direction Of, Thomas Holloway. Five Volumes

      London (1789, 1792, 1798): John Murray, H. Hunter, and T. Holloway, 1789. First Editions. Full Calf, Gilt. Near Fine. 35.7 Cm x 29.5 Cm. 173 Plates and Hundreds of Engravings By William Blake and Others. 1st Printing Title, (8), Iv, (20),281 Pp.; Title, Pp. V-Xii, 238 Pp., Final Plate; Half Title, (4), Pp. 239-444; Title, Pp. V-Xii, 252 Pp.; Half Title ,(Iv), Pp. 253-437, (Viii, Index). Three Volumes Bound In Five, Complete. Original 35.7 Cm Height. Full Calf, Five Double Bands, Gilt Rules And Designs On Spines, Covers, And Gilt Designs On Turns, Watered Endpapers In Blue And Red. Silk Bookmarks Bound In. All Edges Gilt. First Printings Of Each Volume (Title Pages Dated 1789, 1792, 1798, But The First Volume Bound With The 1798 Translator's Preface). All 173 Plates And Other Illustrations Present, Including William Blake Plate And Three Illustrations By Him, And With All Initial And Final Blanks [No Half-Titles In Vol I, Vol Ii Pt I, Or Vol Iii Pt I]. Binding Lightly Worn At Edges, Wear And Fraying At Corners, Gilt Bright, Covers Recently Refurbished, Endpapers Clean, No Names Or Stamps Or Marks, Some Foxing To Plate Margins. Additional Postage Required, International Postage At Insured Rates .

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        Gazophylacium mercatorio-arithmeticum Das ist: Schatz-Kammer der Kaffmännischen Rechnung. Darinn Allerhand bey der Kauffmannschafft [.] vorfallende Rechnungs-Arten, odentlich und ganz bedeutlich vorgezeiget werden [.]. Nun aber mit vielen neuen Zugaben vermehret; denenselben auch die Solutiones von denen schweresten Aufgaben beygefüget worden [.]. Editio sexta. 2 Teile in einem Band.

      Hamburg, gedruckt bey Nicolaus Conrad Wörmer, in Verlegung des Auctoris Erben, o. J. (1789). - Letzte und umfangreichste Ausgabe des zuerst 1686 erschienenen berühmten kaufmännischen Rechenbuchs. Der zweite Teil mit separatem Titelblatt („Haupt-Schlüssel Zur Schatz-Kammer Der Kaufmännischen Rechnung, Das ist Solutiones") und am Ende mit einem Kapitel über das Journal und die Buchführung. - „Mit Heinrich Meißner, seinem Kollegen von der St. Jacobi-Kirchenschule begründete er 1690 die ‚Kunst-Rechnungsliebende Societät‘ . Außerdem betätigte er sich als Verfasser von mathematischen, sowie für die kaufmännische Praxis bestimmten Büchern und Schriften, in die er selbstverfaßte Verse einstreute. Sein ‚Glazophylacium‘ wurde bis 1789 sechsmal neu aufgelegt. Es verdrängte ältere Bücher dieser Art, da es aus der Praxis zahlreiche Beispiele brachte. Heins verwertete u.a. die als Sekretär der [Glückstadter Afrikanischen] Gesellschaft gemachten Erfahrungen; daher ist das Buch für die Handelsgeschichte noch heute aufschlußreich. Obwohl mit allen Finessen des Handels- und Geldverkehrs vertraut, trat Heins noch für das lutherische Ideal der Selbstgenügsamkeit ein" (NDB VIII, 436f.). - Einband etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Hintere Rückenkante am oberen Kapital etw. eingerissen. Zeitgen. Besitzvermerk am Vorsatzblatt. Gegen Ende etw. wasserrandig. - Humpert 6517. ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 8°. Mit gest. Titelportrait. 13 Bll., 658 S., 3 Bll.; 4 Bll., 167 (1) S., Ldr. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückenschild. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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