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        A System of the Law of Marine Insurances: With Three Chapters On.

      1789 - Owned by a Signer of the Declaration of Independence [Hopkinson, Francis (1739-1791)]. Park, James Allan [1763-1838]. A System of the Law of Marine Insurances: With Three Chapters On Bottomry; On Insurances on Lives; and On Insurances Against Fire. Philadelphia: Joseph Crukshank, 1789. xvi, [8], xliv, 530, [45] pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 5"). Contemporary sheep, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine. Moderate rubbing, a few shallow scuffs to boards, minor chipping to head of spine, joints just starting at ends, corners bumped, hinges starting. Armorial bookplate of Francis Hopkinson to front pastedown, his signature to head of title page. Light toning to text, foxing in a few places. A nice copy with an appealing association. $12,500. * First American edition. Lawyer, judge, merchant, author and musician, Hopkinson represented New Jersey in the Second Continental Congress and was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. He served the Continental Congress as a member of the Navy Board and was the treasurer of the Continental Loan Office. Leaving Congress, he was appointed judge of the Admiralty Court of Pennsylvania. While he was not a member of the Constitutional Convention, he played a leading role in the debates leading to ratification in Pennsylvania. Appointed by Washington, he became judge of the United States District Court for the District of Pennsylvania in 1789, the year he acquired his copy of Park's Marine Insurance. Unfortunately, Hopkinson only held the post for a few years. He died at the age of 53 from a sudden epileptic seizure. First published in 1787, Park's was the first legal work on insurance written by an English lawyer and the first book on the subject to appear in America. Holdsworth called it "the best text-book upon the law of insurance." A work of great authority, it went through numerous English and American editions and remained the standard text until the middle of the nineteenth century. Holdsworth, History of English Law XII: 390. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 7071. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Narrative Of The Military Operations On The Coromandel Coast, Against The Combined Forces Of The French, Dutch, and Hyder Ally Cawn, From The Year 1780 To The Peace In 1784; In A Series Of Letters. In Which Are Included Many Young Cautions To Young Gentlemen Destined For India. An Account of the Isle of France. Illustrated With A View of Port Louis. The Fortifications At Trinquamallee. Of The Battles Fought Under Sir Eyre Coote. Etc. A crisp copy BUT lacking one battle plan.

      Printed For The Author By T. Bensley And Sold By G. Nicol, London 1789 - Quarto. (11 inches x 8.5 inches). Bound in a most handsome contemporary binding of tree calf; flat spine with fine red leather title label lettered between Greek-key gilt; the compartments with floral decoration and stands of arms; gilt fillet of interleaving wreath pattern to boards; edges of boards gilt; single gilt fillet turn ins; marbled endpapers and yellow edges. The binding is a little rubbed and the upper joint is cracking but perfectly firm. xvii (includes extra vignette title page), 6 ( List of Subscribers ; Errata ), 391pp.; with 8 fine folding maps and plans engraved on copper by Woodman & Mutlow after drawings by the author. Lacking the plan of the Battle of Sholangur that should be opposite p.246 This volume comes from the library of Burton Constable Hall, an Elizabethan mansion near Hull and the front paste-down bears the armorial bookplate of William Constable, F.R.S; F.A.S. (1721-1791) He was an avid collector whose collection is now in the Museum of Hull. Sadly, Constables's hopes of cross breeding chickens with rabbits never came to pass! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Exemplum Typographiae Sinicae Figuris Characterum e Typis Mobilibus compositum

      Three leaves (title, one leaf of text, one printed plate). Large 4to, attractive antique calf-backed paste-paper boards, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Leipzig: "e Typographeo Autoris," 1789. First edition and very rare. This is a very early Western experiment with casting Chinese characters in moveable types and printing with them. The title-page depicts three characters and the printed plate another twelve. Fine copy. ❧ Bigmore & Wyman, I, p. 81-"Specimens of Chinese type in movable characters.".

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        TRAITE ELEMENTAIRE OU PRINCIPES DE PHYSIQUE - 3 VOLUMES

      Edition : PARIS, IMPRIMERIE DE MOUTARD, 1789 - fondés sur les connoissances les plus certaines, tant anciennes que modernes, et confirmés par l'expérience - 1ère édition - Complet en 3 volumes reliés plein cuir, in 8 - Complet de ses 46 planches dépliantes - Reliures d' époque, frottées avec manques en coiffes et coupes, affaiblies mais restant solides - Quelques rousseurs - Bon exemplaire LxxxIv, 418, 511, 584 pages, 20 cm, reliés. Bon état [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Magni Cosmi Medicei Vita

      Pisis: Excudebat Alexander Landi, 1789. Rilegato. BUONO. 22 29. USATO

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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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        A narrative of the expedition to Botany Bay;

      with an account of New south Wales, its production, inhabitants, &c. To which is subjoined, a list of the civil and military establishments at Port Jackson. London : J. Debrett, 1789. Second edition. Octavo, half-calf over marbled boards, spine in compartments with gilt fleurons, gilt lettered morocco title label, pp [xii, including the half-title], 146, without the final leaf of advertisements (not mentioned in Ferguson); a fine copy. Tench's account of the voyage of the First Fleet to Australia is the earliest such journal published. The first edition appeared in print in April 1789, only a couple of weeks after the Fleet had returned to England. An 'eminently readable book [which] is regarded by many authorities as the most accurate, orderly, vivacious, and valuable description of life in the colony in its first years' (Hill). Three London editions as well as a slew of European imprints appeared in the year 1789 alone. The second edition is almost identical to the first, and was printed almost immediately after it. Ferguson 49; Hill 1685.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        Le cabinet des Fées, ou collection choisie des contes des fées, et autres contes merveilleux.

      Barde, Manget et cie et Paris - Genève - Cuchet, 1785, 1789. 40 volumes in-12 sur les 41 que comprend la série (il manque le Tome 1), demi-basane brune marbrée, dos lisse, filets et fleurons dorés, pièce de titre et de tomaison noires, quelques frottements et accrocs aux coiffes. 6 vol. en reliure lég. différente (demi-basane brune, dos lisse orné, pièces noires et fauve : T2,11,15,24,33 et 41).1 vol. en cartonnage accidenté (T3 : coupe sèchement rognée ). 119 figures par Marillier gravées par Berthet, Biosse, Choffard, Delvaux, de Ghendt, Langlois, Legrand, de Longueil, Textier, etc. Quelques rousseurs éparses. Lég. hum. en tête d'un volume (T 22). Ensemble néanmoins frais et décoratif. Cette encyclopédie monumentale, compilé par le chevalier Charles Joseph de Mayer (1751-1825), est la plus importante collection des oeuvres d'imagination fantastique et onirique du 18è siècle. Elle rencontra un vif succès et marqua sensiblement la sensibilité littéraire du temps.

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        Oeuvres de Nicolas Boileau Despréaux

      P., Imprimerie de Didot l'aîné, 1789. Deux volumes in-4 plein veau glacé havane, dos à nerfs ornés, titre et tomaisons dorés, filets d'encadrement des plats, fleurons d'angles, reliure moderne à l'imitation, XXXI- 447- 440 pp. Deux portrait d'après Rigaud et Santerre gravés par Chereau et six compositions hors-texte gravés par Chereau pour l'illustration du Lutrin. Infimes frottements et infimes rousseurs. Bel exemplaire. Collection des auteurs classiques françois et latins imprimés par ordre du Roi pour l'éducation de Monseigneur le Dauphin. Belle édition typographique utilisant les nouveaux caractères Didot imprimée à seulement 250 exemplaires sur un vélin d'Angoulême. Bel ouvrage, grand de marge

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        Première – dix-neuvième] lettres du comte de Mirabeau à ses commettants. [Du 10 mai au 24 juillet 1789]. [Puis] Courier de Provence. Pour servir de suite aux Lettres du Comte de Mirabeau à ses commettans. [Du n° XX du 24 au 27 juillet 1789 au n° LVIII des 26-27 octobre 1789].

      S.l.n.d. [1789], pleine basane racinée de l'époque, dos ornés, petits manques de cuir sur les charnières. -Manque de papier (défaut) sur 1 f. de la 14e lettre, ayant entraîné la perte de 4 mots environ sur 3 lignes ; 4 ff. de la 14e lettre reliés par erreur dans la lettre suivante ; petite restauration avec du papier ancien dans la marge ext. de 1 f. du n° 36 du Courier de Provence, sans atteinte du texte. - 58 numéros en 3 volumes in-8 à pagination distincte ; Il manque 2 ff. au n° 25 du Courier de Provence (pp. 21 à 24).Hatin, p. 122 ; Tourneux 10207 ; Martin et Walter 887 et 305.Tête de collection de ce célèbre périodique, qui parut du 20 mai 1789 au 30 septembre 1791. Les collections complètes comportent 350 numéros.L'arrêt du 7 mai 1789 ayant suspendu la publication de son journal, États généraux, après le deuxième numéro, Mirabeau "protesta hautement contre ce qu'il appelait un scandale public, et promit de continuer son journal, ce qu'il fit en effet : mais, comme pour se couvrir du manteau de l'inviolabilité parlementaire, il l'intitula Lettres du comte de Mirabeau à ses commetants. Titre qu'il abandonna au n° 20 pour [celui de Courrier de Provence, pour faire suite aux lettres], sous lequel cette feuille, justement célèbre, est demeurée connue." (Hatin).

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        Vie du capitaine Cook, traduite de l'anglois par M. Castera.

      Paris, 1789. In-4, plein veau porphyre, dos à nerfs, caissons ornés, triple filet sur les plats, fers d'armes aux centres, XXXII- 546 pp. Coiffe usée en tête, coins émoussés, l'un lég. enfoncé, légères griffures. Edition originale de la traduction française due à Jean-Henri Castéra. Première biographie de Cook. Ses voyages furent une source essentielle d'informations sur le Pacifique encore mal connu à l'époque. Il explora avec précision les côtes de la Nouvelle-Zélande, dont il détermina la configuration, releva les côtes de l'Australie, explora les îles du Pacifique, découvrit et baptisa les îles Sandwich, etc., avant d'être dévoré par les Owyhéens en 1779. Rare et bon exemplaire aux armes de la couronne de France.

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        Parisische Nächte oder der nächtliche Zuschauer. Nach dem Französischen im Auszug. 3 Bände.

      Hamburg, Hofmann, 1789. - 8°, circa 16,8 x 10,5 cm. Gestochenes Frontispiz von Boettger, 3 Bll., 400 SS.; 4 Bll., 408 SS.; 4 Bll., 248 SS. Halb-Leder d. Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung "Fromm 21760; Hayn-G. IX, 488: "Besonders vollständig von größter Seltenheit". Erste deutsche Ausgabe der "Nuits de Paris", die im französischen Original des Rétif de La Bretonne (1734-1806) bis 1794 auf insgesamt acht Bände erweitert wurden. Die deutsche Ausgabe ist mit drei Bänden komplett, mehr erschien nicht. Fromm datiert die Teile 1789 bis 1791, hier sind jedoch alle drei Titel 1789 datiert. - Das bunte Werk schildert nicht nur zahlreiche Anekdoten aus dem Leben des Autors selbst, sondern gibt auch ein breites Panomara des Pariser Lebens kurz vor Ausbruch der Französischen Revolution. Ein besonderer Schwerpunkt liegt natürlich wie bei Retif immer auf kuriosen und galanten Abenteuern aller Art. Aus dem Inhalt: Der Nachtmensch, Der Liebekranke, Die Maskerade, Der Knabe als Mädchen, Der weibliche Mentor, Das Bordel, Der Menschenfeind, Die bestohlnen Freudenmädchen, Der Stein der Weisen, Die sechs Liebhaber, Ist es ein Mädchen?, Bordel-Scene, Die hohen Absätze, Die schöne Blondine etc. - Jeder Band mit altem Exlibris von F. A. Cleve, der offenbar eine bedeutende Bibliothek besessen hatte, die sich heute zum grossen Teil in Schweden befindet. Dann Besitzvermerk eines F. Mannerstram von 1848. " "- Wenig gebräunt, nur vereinzelt leicht fleckig, die erste Lage des ersten Bandes etwas knittrig, Einbände etwas beschabt und bestossen, dennoch gut erhalten und dekortaiven Rücken. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Anatomische Tabellen für Lehrlinge der Anatomie.

      - Umgearbeitet und mit XXVII neuen kupfertafeln versehen von Karl Gottlob Kühn. Caspar Fritsch, Leipzig 1789. 4to. (8)+180 pages + 27 copper plate engravings of anatomy. Contemporary half calf binding with marbled sidepaper. Spine professionally restored. Name on the inner board.

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        Sonnets and Miscellaneous Poems . .

      Oxford: Printed for D. Prince and J. Cooke; London: J. F. and C. Rivington, T. Cadell and T. and J. Egerton, 1789, 1789. First edition. NCBEL II, 681; Hayward 199. Some very slight smudging to the title-page; fine copy.. 4to, modern marbled boards, red morocco label, gilt lettering. Lacking the front blank. The posthumous collection of poems and sonnets by a young poet who died at 26, tragically ending one of the most promising literary careers of that generation. Russell was at work on the final text of Sonnets and Miscellaneous Poems, which was to have been his first book, when he died. The editing was completed by his friend William Howley and dedicated to Thomas Warton, his mentor at Oxford. See the DNB online.

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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 th

      - 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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        The Psalms of David, in Metre; Newly translated, and diligently compared with the Original Text, and former Translations. More plain, smooth and agreeable to the Text, than any heretofore.

      Berwck: Printed for and sold by Alexander Nisbett and John Ross 1789 - FIRST BERWICK EDITION. 8vo (in 4s), 181 x 110 mms., pp. [3], 4 - 358, expertly rebound in full calf, gilt spine, red morocco label in a fine replication of an 18th century binding; text a bit soiled and fingered. ESTC locates a copy in the Library of Congress; Copac add NLS. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Beschryving van het eiland Curaçao, en de daar onder hoorende eilanden, . . .Amsterdam, Johannes van Selm, 1779. 8vo. With 2 folding engraved plates, one providing a map of Curaçao and plan of Fort Amsterdam and its surroundings, and the other showing the spectacular explosion of the warship Alphen on 15 September 1778. Green cloth (ca. 1930?) by George Fredrik Lodewijk OPHOF in Rotterdam (with his ticket on the paste-down), with author and title in gold on front board.

      JCB 2569; Muller, America 506; Sabin 31486 (see also 17983); STCN (9 copies); Tiele, Bibl. 469 (misdated 1789); not in Church; Streeter. First and probably the only early edition of a description of the islands of Curaçao, Bonaire and Aruba, with a folding map of Curaçao and plan of Fort Amsterdam, and a folding plate showing the explosion of the Dutch warship Alphen on 15 September 1778. With binder's ticket of G.F.L. Ophof, probably the younger since the elder died in 1925, and the owner's label and owl bookplate of the jurist and bibliophile F.C. Koch (1873-1957), all on the front paste-down. The map with some folds, slightly soiled, otherwise in good condition.

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        Elementa Architecturae Civilis ad Vitruvii veterumque Disciplinam, et recentiorum praesertim a Paladii exempla probatiora concinnata. [with an English trans. in the second pagination]

      Engraved frontis. port. after Kneller of the author & 55 engraved plates (some a bit foxed in margins). 5 p.l., 54 pp., one blank leaf, [4], lxvi, 66 pp. Large 8vo, fine cont. red straight-grained morocco, sides with a gilt Greek key border, flat spine richly gilt, a.e.g. Oxford: D. Prince & J. Cooke et al., 1789. First edition in this form and the loveliest copy imaginable, in fine contemporary red straight-grained morocco, nicely gilt. Aldrich (1648-1710), was dean of Christ Church College, Oxford and involved in the design of a number of buildings for his university. The present work, in a much reduced form, was first issued in about ten copies in 1708 or thereabouts for Aldrich's friends. This edition contained the first copies of designs by Palladio to be engraved and printed in England and is a key source for the intellectual background to the Palladian revival. The 1789 edition was published by subscription (242 names). A translation of Aldrich's text has been provided by the Reverend Philip Smyth in the second pagination. While this is not a rare book today, this is certainly the most attractive copy to appear on the market in many years. ❧ Millard, British Books, 6.

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        Programma betrekkelijk de plegtige inhuldiging des konings, te Amsterdam op Zaterdag den 28sten November 1840. Programma, 30x18cm, van de inhuldiging van Koning Willem II met handgeschreven opschrift op achterkant: Baron L. Rengers, Kamerheer. 6 p. Mr. Willem Frederik Lodewijk baron

      Rengers (1789-1859) was Orangist en had zes jaar de leiding van het kabinet van de koning. Werd in 1821 Statenlid in Friesland en werd zes jaar later door diezelfde Staten tot Tweede Kamerlid gekozen. Regeringsgezind ten tijde van Willem I en kamerheer dienstdoende bij het Kabinet des Konings vanaf 1816, kamerheer in buitengewone dienst van 12 februari 1820 - 15 januari 1859. Met vouwen en lichte verkleuringen. KH051

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        Voyage en Syrie et en Egypte pendant les années 1783, 1784 & 1785.

      Paris, Volland, Desenne, Théâtre des Variétés. 1789 - 1789-1790. 2 vol. in-8°, XVIpp, 383pp + 458pp, IVpp, demie-basane blonde, dos lisse orné en long de fleurons et rocailles, tranches mouchetées. Pagination identique à celle de la 2e éditon (parue la même année que l'originale, en 1787). Avec 4 grandes planches gravées dépliantes  : 2 cartes (de l’Égypte et de la Syrie) et 2 figures (Plan du Temple du Soleil à Balbek et Vue des ruines de Palmire dans le désert de Syrie). Reliure très légèrement postérieure. QUéRARD, La France Litt.,X, 275. Quelques décharges sur les contreplats et en regard, déchirure angulaire restaurée sur 1 carte, sinon exemplaire en bonne condition. Ce premier ouvrage du comte de Volney fut un succès, lui valant une réputation mondiale d'orientaliste – qui influença tous ses successeurs. "De ce voyage en Egypte et en Syrie, les orientalistes ont souvent reconnu les mérites exceptionnels. Il est presque impossible d'étudier, sous quelque aspect que ce soit, les régions visitées par Volney sans recourir à son témoignage " a écrit Jean Gaulmier en présentant une réédition de ce livre (1959), estimant "qu'il constitue l'un des premiers chefs-d'œuvre de l'histoire sociale, et même, qu'il peut offrir au large public préoccupé aujourd'hui par des problèmes du Proche-Orient, un ensemble des données exactes dont la valeur permanente saurait encore être méditée avec fruit." "Œuvre conçue avec une méthode scrupuleuse et un plan strict " suivant un "plan rigoureux, varié, complet" (Pr Théophile Ortega. [Attributes: Hard 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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        Österreich Edition - (insgesamt 14 Bände). 13 Bände mit jeweils ca 10 Mappen zu ca je 4 Faksimile plus 1 Band mit Geschichtsübersicht Pläne, Karten, Handschriften, Urkunden usw. im Faksimile von 976 - 1985, komplett

      ca 500 Faksimile - Reprint 4, Weinrote Kunstleder-Mappen mit goldener Titelprägung, jede im Original-Schuber, zahllose Faksimile, limitierte Auflage - dieses Exemplar trägt die Nummer 1789, alle dreizehn Bände sowie auch der Zusatzband guter bis sehr guter Zustand

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        An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations.

      London A. Strachan and T. Cadell 1789 - Fifth edition, 3 volumes, 8vo, bound without half-titles, light spotting to first title-page, contemporary tree calf, covers with gilt roll-tool borders, neatly rebacked, a few splash marks on fore-edges, a very good set. Adam Smith (1723-1790) "spent ten years in the writing and perfecting of this work, the first edition selling out within six months. It had no rival in scope or depth when published and is still one of the few works in its field to have achieved such an exhaulted status, meaning simply that it has sustained yet survived repeated reading, critical and adulatory, long after the circumstances that prompted it have become the object of historical enquiry". (ODNB). PMM 221 (first edition). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Patriote françois (Le), journal libre, impartial et national, par une Société de citoyens, & dirigé par J.P. Brissot de Warville. [Du n° II du mercredi 29 juillet 1789 au n° CXLV du jeudi 31 décembre 1789, à l'exception des n° I et CXXIX, qui manquent].

      [Paris], Imprimerie de Veuve Herissant, s.d. [1789], pleine basane de l'époque, dos à nerfs, coiffe sup. arrachée, coins inf. lég. ém. -Les 3 feuillets de la table des matières (pp. 1 à 6) sont reliés dans le désordre, avec petit manque de papier dans la marge int. des pp. 3-4, ayant entraîné la perte de qq. lettres. -Qq. taches sur 4 numéros (sans gravité). - soit 143 numéros in-4 + 15 suppléments en 1 vol. in-8 ; Au début du volume, se trouve la "Table des matières du Patriote fraoçois" [sic], pour les numéros I à CXLV.Suppléments aux numéros V, XII, XXIV, XXIX, XXXI, XXXVI, LX, LXVII, LXXII, LXXVIII, CIII, CXXXII, CXXXVIII, CXLI et CXLV.Chaque n° comporte 4 pp. et les suppléments sont paginés 5-6, à l'exception des n° XVII et XIX, qui comportent 6 pp. (reliées dans le désordre).Retat, Les journaux de 1789, 144 ; Martin et Walter, Catalogue [ ]. Tome V. Journaux et almanachs, 1005 ; Hatin, Bibliographie [ ] de la presse pp. 142-143.Tête de collection du Journal de Jacques Pierre Brissot, l'un des journaux les plus influents de la presse révolutionnaire. Le volume renferme l'ensemble des numéros parus en 1789, à l'exception du n° 1 (28 juillet 1789) et du n° 129.Ce périodique parut du 28 juillet 1789 au 2 juin 1793 ; les collections complètes comportent 1388 numéros.Notre exemplaire renferme 14 suppléments sur les 15 mentionnés par Martin et Walter : le supplément au n° 19 manque. Par contre, on y trouve un supplément au n° 36, non mentionné par cette bibliographie.

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        The Universal Conchologist. Exhibiting the figure of every known shell accurately drawn and painted after nature with a new systematic arrangement. Figures of non descript shells, collected in the different voyages to the South Seas since the year 1794.

      London 1789 - Second edition. 2 volumes bound in 1, 4to., 2 engraved calligraphic titles, engraved calligraphic dedication leaf, 39 pp., 2 engraved explanatory tables, hand-coloured engraved frontispiece of a turbo archimedes captioned in greek within a gold painted greek key border, 80 fine hand-coloured engraved plates, numbered in top right-hand corner, contemporary straight-grained red morocco gilt, covers with geometric gilt borders, spine in six compartments, gilt lettered direct to second, double raised bands ruled in gilt, all edges gilt, a fine copy. Martyn "produced a work which, for beauty, has seldom been surpassed in the history of conchological iconography." (Peter Dance, Shell Collecting). One of the most beautiful of all shell books containing exquisite renderings of shells collected on Cook's three voyages, and other voyages, with specimens identified as having been obtained from New Holland, New Zealand, Tahiti, Tonga, and the Hawaiian Islands. The first edition was produced over many years, the slowness of production being caused by the painstaking method of printing the plates to appear as original watercolours. Only about 70 complete copies were actually produced. The second edition was intended to comprise eight volumes eventually but only the first two were ever published. "Thomas Martyn ( (fl. 1779–1811), natural history illustrator and pamphleteer, was said to be a native of Coventry, Warwickshire. Martyn developed a talent for coloured depictions of insects and shells. He purchased shells brought back from Cook's third voyage, although, as he wrote to Henry Seymer on 9 December 1780, 'I have purchased, amounting to 400 guineas, more than 2 thirds of the whole brought home, Nevertheless I do not abound either in the variety of the new or many duplicates of the known ones that are valuable' (Dance, 100). Since Martyn's illustrations were hand-coloured he needed the assistance of professional artists, but, finding that miniaturists were unwilling to interrupt their normal work to paint shells, he decided to recruit his own workforce and train boys to paint in a uniform style. His first boy joined him about 1779; others followed, and eventually he had ten young men at work in his 'academy' at 10 Great Marlborough Street, Westminster. In the first three and a half years over 6000 paintings were produced; at the end of that time Martyn saw that the standard had greatly improved, and decided to scrap the earlier plates and copies and begin again. This cost him dear, in time and money, but the splendour of the Conchologist brought him rewards in the form of gold medals from Pope Pius VI, the German Emperor Ferdinand, and the king of Naples, and flattering letters from lesser dignitaries." (ODNB). An excellent example in contemporary red morocco elegantly decorated in gilt. Forbes, Hawaiian, 176; Nissen ZBI 2728. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Document signed.

      Vienna, 5. II. 1789. - Oblong 4to. 1 p. Confirming receipt of 120 loaves of bread and 69 units of grain for the horses. - Noticeable brownstaining.

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        Emil oder über die Erziehung. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt von C(arl) F(riedrich) Cramer. Mit erläuternden, bestimmenden und berichtigenden Anmerkungen der Gesellschaft der Revisoren, aus dem Revisionswerke besonders abgedruckt und herausgegeben von Joachim Heinrich Campe. 4 Bände.

      - Braunschweig, Schulbuchhandlung, 1789-91. Zus. über 2200 S. Halbleder d. Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung u. je 2 Rückenschildern (Bd. 1 ca. 0.5 cm höher als die übrigen Bände, minimale Wurmspuren, Rückenschilder u. vordere Vorsätze erneuert, Rücken von Bd. 1 am Kopf restauriert). Erste Ausgabe in der Übersetzung durch den "Franken" C. Fr. Cramer, einem Hainbündler, der 1794 wegen Propaganda für die Französische Revolution seine Professur in Kiel verlor und später in Paris als Buchhändler und Übersetzer tätig war. Die Cramer'sche Übersetzung erschien auch als Band 12-15 von Campes "Allgemeiner Revision des gesammten Schul- und Erziehungswesens", dem Standardwerk der Pädagogik der Aufklärung, und das mit gutem Grund. Denn bei dieser Übersetzung von Rousseaus "Emile", bei der der Kommentar den Umfang des eigentlichen Romans bei weitem übertrifft, stand für die Herausgeber nicht der literarische Aspekt, sondern der pädagogische im Vordergrund des Interesses. Für sie war Rousseaus "großes Verdienst" ausschlaggebend, "daß er über Erziehung die Denker hat denken gelehrt. Diesen (Denkern = Erziehern) liegt nun ob, (in dieser neuen Ausgabe Rousseaus) Poesie in Prosa zu übersetzen, seinen Rednerschmuck von seiner Philosophie zu scheiden, seine Lücken auszufüllen, seine Fragmente zu ergänzen, seine Behauptungen auf dem Probierstein der Vernunft und Erfahrung zu prüfen, Mißdeutungen und Misanwendungen seiner Lehre zu verhüten, die großen, theuren Wahrheiten, wovon er voll ist, in ein solches Licht zu stellen, das auch schwächere nicht hindert, sie wahrzunehmen" etc., kurz: aus Rousseaus Erziehungsroman ein Lehrbuch für philanthropische Erzieher zu machen. Dieses in der Anmerkung zur "Vorrede" Rousseaus formulierte Konzept dieser Ausgabe wurde unterschrieben von den "Revisoren" J. H. Campe, K. Heusinger, Fr. G. Resewitz, J. Stuve und E. Chr. Trapp. - Goed. IV/1,1089,20c (Cramer) u. VII,663,262,2a (Rousseau); Fromm V,22725 (nach Fromm die 2. deutsche Ausgabe). - Leicht gebräunt, Bd. 4 u. wenige Lagen in Bd. 1 etwas wasserrandig. 2 Titel mit Spuren entfernter Stempel. [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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        An historical account of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich

      London, Sold for the authors by G. Nicol, T. Cadell, J. Walter and G. & J. Robinson, 1789. Large 4to (28x22 cm). Contemporary half calf with ribbons, spine gilt, with red title-label (spine rubbed, top and foot sl. dam.), leather corner-pieces (2 missing), covers with marbled paper (sl. rubbings). viii,142 pp. (N.B.: wrongly numbered 125 after 120, but complete). With beautiful folding frontispiece, measuring 24 x 66 cm.: "A perspective view of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, taken from the River Thames". Engraved by James Newton after Th. Lancey. And 3 other plates engraved by Newton, i.a. "A View of the Ancient Royal Palace, called Placentia". - Clean copy, apart from a waterstain at the 3 engravings between the text, rare

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        Los comentarios de Cayo Julio César, traducidos en castellano por Don Manuel de Valbuena [1ª EDICIÓN]

      Madrid, Imprenta Real, Pedro Julián Pereyra, 1789 - 2 volúmenes en 8º mayor, pasta española rozada, tejuelo, cortes tintados. Puntos de óxido, pequeñas manchas esporádicas. Vol. I: XXIV+565 p, un retrato de César dibujado por Carnicero y grabado por Carmona, mapa de Hispania plegado. Vol. II: [4]+449 p, mapa de la Galia plegado. Texto paralelo latín-castellano. EJEMPLAR FATIGADO, PERO COMPLETO

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        PAUL ET VIRGINIE. Avec Figures... Papier velin d'Essone.

      Paris, de L'imprimerie de Monsieur.1789. xxxvi, 243 pages. Illustrated with four engraved plates by Moreau le Jeune and Joseph Vernet. Contemporary green straight-grained morocco; double silk decorative border on covers, flat spine gilt; inner gilt dentelles. All edges gilt. Pink silk liners. First separate edition of this famous novel. One of the copies on special paper. Lacks half-title, else a fine copy with the bookplate of Jean Furstenberg. A fine copy of this important work which was first published the previous year as part of the author's 'Etudes de la Nature'. Gumuchian 5046.

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        The Hot-House Gardener on the General Culture of the Pine-Apple, and Methods of Forcing Early Grapes, Peaches, Nectarines, and Other Choice Fruits, Hot-Houses, Fruit-Houses, Hot-Walls, &C. With Directions for Raising Melons and Early Strawberries.

      John Stockdale 1789. 8vo., sometime bound in full tree calf, rebacked preserving most of original spine, contrasting green label, with 5 full-page plates printed in red. A very good copy, bound without final ads. First edition. The five beautiful plates include iconic images of the fashionable exotic fruits of the 18th-century: the Sugar Loaf Pine Apple, a bunch of Muscat of Alexandria grapes, a Royal George Peach, and a Roman Nectarine, a Canteloupe Melon, ripe May Duke Cherries, and Scarlet Strawberries. Abercrombie was a prominent 18th-century horticulturist and an extremely popular writer on the topic, including such works as: "Mawe's Gardener's Calendar" (1767), "The Universal Gardener and Botanist" (1778), "The British Fruit Gardener and Art of Pruning", "Gardener's Pocket Journal and Daily Assistant" (1790), "The Complete Forcing Gardener" (1781), "The Complete Wall Tree Pruner" (1783), "The Propagation and Botanical Arrangement of Plants and Trees, Useful and Ornamental" (1784), and this "The Hot House Gardener, or, The General Culture of the Pineapple and Method of Pruning Early Grapes" (1789). From about 1770 he had a successful market garden near Hackney, and also leased a public house near Mile End, which he turned into the "Artichoke Tea Garden", and later a nursery and market garden at Tottenham. Abercrombie was also "invited to Russia to superintend the gardens of Catherine the Great, but he panicked at the last minute and did not go, sending a copy of "Every Man his Own Gardener instead" (DNB).

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        Instruction for cutting out apparel for the poor;

      8vo., 13 folding plates of patterns, xii + 85 + (7)pp., contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spine simply gilt and labelled. A fine copy.Publisher: London: sold by J. Walter*, Charing Cross.Year: 1789Edition: First and only edition.

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        Hanoverian and Saxon Scenery. London, Jennings, 1829. 4to. Gestochener Titel (fehlt!!), gestochenes Widmungsblatt, 60 Holzstichvignetten, 56 (v 61) Stahlstichtafeln.

      - roter geprägter Halbleinenband mit späterem schlicht restauriertem Leinenrücken. Mit Exlibris George Desbarats. Die Stahlstich-Tafeln zeigen malerische Ansichten von Bad Pyrmont (1), Braunschweig (3), Bremen ((2), Dresden (2), Göttingen (1), Hamburg (3), Hameln (1), Hannover (2), Hannoversch-Münden (3), Höxter (1), Sächsische Schweiz (9), Kopenhagen 6), Lübeck (3), Nienburg (1), Porta Westfalica mit Minden (1), Quedlinburg, Wernigerode sowie zahlreiche Harzlandschaften (11), Fredrichsborg (2). Die Stiche fertigten E. Goodall, R. W. Smith, R. Wallis u. a. nach Zeichnungen des Londoner Malers und Captains Robert Batty (1789-1848), der zunächst als Soldat seine Eindrücke der Schlacht bei Waterloo festgehalten hatte, bevor er später begann, auf der Grundlage genauester Beobachtung Ansichten in feiner Manier zu aquarellieren und zu radieren. Exemplar mit kräftigen Abdrucken. Es fehlen die Stiche Leibnitz Haus Hannover, Buckeborg, Göttingen, Karlshafen (2). Zwei Stiche (Dresden und Harz mit je einem Fleck, sonst saubere Tafeln in meist kräftigen Drucken. Sprache: Deutsch 2500 gr.

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        Luciani Samosatensis Opera. Graece et latine ad editionem Tiberii Hemsterhusii et Ioannis Frederici Reitzii accurate expressa cum varietate lectionis et annotationibus. 10 vol.

      - Biponti, Typographia Societatis 1789-1793. Gr.8°. 10 Bde. Mit 9 gest. Titelvignetten. HPgmt.d.Zt. mit handschr. Rückentitel. Überzugspapiere teils mit Fehlstellen. Pergament leicht fleckig. Breitrandiges und sauberes Exemplar.

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        The lost Dauphin; Louis XVII. or Onwarenhiiaki, the Indian Iroquois Chief.Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent, George Allen, 1887. 8vo. With 3 collotype portraits, 1 of Louis XVII, and 2 of Eleazar Williams (1 tinted). Publisher's green textured cloth, front cover with gold-stamped portrait of a young Louis XVII.

      Cf. Sabin 30267; for Williams: DAB XX, pp. 255-256; Dictionary of Wisconsin History (online ed.). Interesting work discussing the theory that the Iroquois chief and Indian missionary Eleazer Williams (ca. 1789-1858) was really the lost Dauphin Louis XVII. It was written by Augusta de Grasse Stevens (1852-1894), novelist and correspondent of various New York newspapers.The Canadian born Eleazar Williams was the son of a St. Regis Mohawk Indian, Thomas Williams, and his wife, Mary Ann Kenewatsenri. He served as a missionary of the Episcopal Church to the Oneida Indians. ''The Indians eventually repudiated his leadership, however, and as early as 1839 Williams began his pretensions that he was the Lost Dauphin of France, Louis XVIII. ... Williams promised his friends many royal favors when his wrong had been righted; but, doomed to defeat, he died in poverty and obscurity at Hogansburg, NY'' ( Dictionary of Wisconsin History ).Lacking half-title but otherwise in good condition. Hinges weak and endpapers browned. Important work for the history of Wisconsin and the Oneida.

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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) Versand D: 7,00 EUR Medizin

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        Révolutions de France et de Brabant et des royaumes, qui, demandant une assemblée Nationale et arborant la cocarde, mériteront une place dans ses fastes de la Société de la Révolution par Camille Desmoulins. [Du n° 1 (28 novembre 1789) au n° 42].

      Paris, Garnéry, l'An Premier de la Liberté [1789] ; soit demi-basane de l'époque, 1 coiffe, partie d'une charnière et coins habilement restaurés. -Bel exemplaire. - 42 numéros en 3 volumes in-8 ; Tête de collection comportant les 42 premiers numéros sur les 86 rédigés par Camille Desmoulins (les n° 87 à 104 ne sont pas de lui). Notre exemplaire est bien complet du prospectus de 4 pp., relié à la suite du n° 2, mais ne possède pas le supplément du n° 42 (Nouvelles : 4 pp.).Le n° 36 est incomplet de 4 ff. Illustré de 37 estampes satiriques, sur les 38 parues dans les 42 premiers numéros.Les estampes des n° 28 et 31 sont différentes de celles décrites par Tourneux, à savoir :Démolition du Fort-Saint-Jean, près Marseille (à la place du Discours de M. de La Fayette au peuple) ; et une planche légendée Celui qui met un frein à la fureur des flots, sait aussi des méchans arrêter les complots (à la place d'une planche sans légende représentant un marin sur le bord de la mer). La planche du Serment fédératif prononcé le 29 novembre en Dauphiné, accompagnant le n° 5, manque.La collection complète de ce journal comporte 104 numéros parus entre le 28 novembre 1789 et le 12 décembre 1791. Cependant, Camille Desmoulins n'a participé à sa rédaction que jusqu'au n° 86. Notre collection comporte donc près de la moitié des numéros rédigés par Desmoulins.Hatin p. 144 ; Martin et Walter Journaux et Almanachs 1296 ; Tourneux 10379."Il ne s'agit pas d'un journal destiné à diffuser des nouvelles, mais d'une série d'éloquents pamphlets, appuyés sur une érudition brillante. Les Révolutions de France et de Brabant constituent une des œuvres les plus remarquables de la littérature politique française, absolument indispensable pour la connaissance de l'époque et de son esprit. On y trouve les qualités habituelles à toutes les œuvres de Camille Desmoulins, orateur passionné et même virulent, qui va de l'ironie la plus cinglante aux déclarations emphatiques, où se donne libre cours un tempérament généreux tout en contrastes." (Dict. des œuvres V - 741).

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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

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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.

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        AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH NATIONS

      Printed for A. Strahan and T. Cadell, in the Strand, London 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carte Topographique D'Allemagne Contenant une Partie de Suabe de la Suisse savoir les Cantons de Schafhausen, de Zurich, et d'Appenzell une Partie de Schwarzwald le Comté de Baaden et le Thurgau. fait par I.W. Iaeger à Francfort sur le Mein se vend chez l'Auteur avec P. de S.M.I. Feuille LXVII.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich aus Grand Atlas D'Allemagne b. Johann Wilhelm Abraham Jaeger, 1789, 50,5 x 65 Nicht bei Dürst/Bonaconsa - Zeigt den westlichen Teil des Bodensees bis Lindau mit dem Gebiet Tuttlingen, Züricher See, Lindau und Bad Säckingen. - Die Karte mit Titelkopfleiste. - Die größeren Städte mit Befestigungsanlage.

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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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