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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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        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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        Deinology: or, the union of reason and elegance: being instructions to a young barrister. With a postscript, suggesting some considerations on the viva voce examination of witnesses at the English bar. By Hortensius.

      London: G.G.J. and J. Robinson 1789 - 8vo., (4) + vii + (1) + 234pp., tiny hole in one leaf just affecting a couple of letters, with the armorial bookplate and signature of James Tomkinson>*, bound in contemporary sprinkled calf, neatly rebacked, spine gilt with original crimson lettering piece. A very good, crisp, copy. First, and only, edition. The oratory of the English bar is 'wild and vicious', claims 'Hortensius', and compares ill with both the eloquence of the French bar and even that of the Scotch. ('The Scotch advocates speak and write often elegantly, always correctly'). The author's object was to 'render the principles of logic and rhetoric somewhat more familiar to the English bar', and in addition, to offer 'some few loose thoughts of my own in the form of an advice to a young barrister'. * Probably James Tomkinson (1840-1910), the English landowner and Liberal politician of Willington Hall, Chester. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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

      S.N., Cosmopoli (Venice or Genoa) 1789 - [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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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