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        Tableau de la Population de toutes les Provinces de France, et de la proportion, sous tous les rapports, des naissances, des morts & des mariages, depuis dix ans, d'apres les registres de chaque Generalite, accompagne de notes et observations. Memoire sur les Milices, leur creation, leur vicissitude & leur etat actuel. Examen de la question sur la prestation du service militaire en nature, ou sur sa Conversion en une imposition generale.

      Paris, 1789.. In-4, broche, couverture de parution (leg. defraichie), 68 p., grand tableau depliant. Edition originale de cet ouvrage pionnier dans l'histoire de la demographie et de la statistique moderne. Tres grand "Tableau de la population et rapport des naissances, mariages et morts dans toutes les generalites du royaume" plie en fin. Sur cet ouvrage et son importance fondatrice cf. Andre Corvisier, 'Le chevalier Des Pommelles, arithmeticien politique et militaire' in 'Sur la population francaise au XVIIIe et au XIXe" (Hommage a Marcel Reinhard), Societe de demographie historique, p. 161-179. (Goldsmiths, 13816. INED, 1396. Martin & Walter, 10541. Manque a Einaudi et a Kress). Tres bon exemplaire, entierement non rogne, imprime sur papier fort, tel que paru..

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        Supplique a nos seigneurs les Etats-Generaux, adressee par les Commis des Fermes du departement de Paris ; Pour prier l'auguste Diete de decreter que MM. les Fermiers-Generaux rendent compte a leurs Employes, de diverses sommes retenues sur leurs appointemens, et des augmentations a eux accordees par les bienfaits du Roi en 1781 et 1787, afin de realiser l'hommage qu'ils ont eu l'honneur d'offrir a la Nation, le 13 novembre 1789.

      Paris, Imprimerie de Monsieur, 1789.. In-4, demi-chagrin a grain long rouge a la Bradel, dos orne de petits fers revolutionnaires et roulettes dores (rel. Honnelaitre), 48 p., tableau depliant in fine. Edition originale. Violente attaque dirigee, par leurs employes, contre les Fermiers generaux signee en fin "Pourrat de Saint Haurent, fonde de pouvoir". On y trouve la copie exacte de la deliberation des Fermiers generaux, sur laquelle a ete etablie la retraite de leurs commis a l'epoque du 11 decembre 1774. Ce document qui occupe les pages 4 a 45 du pamphlet porte les signatures de huit des Fermiers generaux alors en exercice. "This document is signed by Lavoisier and seven others Farmers, his signature being the last one in the group. It may, therefore, well be regarded as having been drawn up by him" (Duveen & Klickstein, 303). Manque a la BnF, un seul ex. au CCFr (BU Sainte-Genevieve), un seul exemplaire a WorldCat (Cornell Univ.). Exemplaire a toutes marges, tres bien relie par Honnelaitre..

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        Les Etats provinciaux, compares avec les administrations provinciales, suivis des principes relatifs aux etats-generaux, a l'usage de ceux qui se destinent a concourir a l'interet public.

      A Paris, 1789.. Fort in-8 broche, couverture moderne marbree, XVI-525 pp., 1 tableau depliant (35 x 41 cm) et 1 petit medaillon grave en pied de la page 245, bandeau, cul-de-lampe. Petite aureole claire angulaire, seulement en marge des quinze derniers feuillets, non rogne, a toutes marges, bel etat. Juriconsulte-citoyen, l'auteur fut membre de la Societe des Amis de la Constitution. L'ouvrage, compose selon son auteur en avril 1780, s'attache principalement a la generalite de Moulins, et son propos vise a etablir des etats provinciaux du Bourbonnais, selon des procedes applicables a l'ensemble de la France. Termine par une table alphabetique detaillee. Martin et Walter III, 22070.

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        Kumno Zui Taisei Kyukodo.

      . Kyoto, [1789]. Illustrated encyclopedia for young people. 21 parts in 10 (all publ.). 8vo. Text in Japanese with 150 wood-engravings. Original blue stiff stitched paper wrappers. Contained in a nice recent drop back box with copied illustrations from the book.* A nice example of an early Japanese encyclopedia, first published in 1666, with about 1,500 identifiable subjects, including the human body, agriculture, hunting, fishing, quadrupeds, birds, fishes, snakes, shells, insects, vegetables, fruits, trees, herbs and flowers. In fact, the vast majority is on natural history subjects. The wood engravings are of a great artistic quality and very well-preserved. Formerly owned by Rudolph von Willemoes-Suhm (1847-1875), who wrote an English translation of the title and some more notes in German, dated Osaka, Mai 1875. Willemoes-Suhm was one of the scientists on board the famous Challenger Expedition (1873-1876). He died of erysipelas about four months after his visit to Osaka when the Challenger was sailing from Hawaii to Tahiti, and was buried at sea..

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        August Gottlieb Richter's Anfangsgründe der Wundarzney Kunst. Erster bis siebter Band (7 Bände kpl.)

      Göttingen Johann Christian Dieterich. Mischauflage; 1789 - 1804; 7 Bände; insgesamt mit 45 teils gefalteten Kupferstichen chirugischer Instrumente; Erster Band: 568 S., mit 8 Kupfertafeln, 3. Aufl. 1799, Inhalt: Von den allgemeinen Entzündungskrankheiten: Von den äußerlichen ächten Entzündungen, Von dem Eytergeschwüre, Von dem kalten Brande, Von der Rose, Von den Verbrennungen, Von den Erfrierungen, Von dem Blutgeschär, Von dem Karfunkel, Von den Hieb- Schnitt und Stichwunden, Von den Mitteln zur geschwinden Vereinigung der Wunden, Von den Schußwunden, Von den Quetschungen, Von den Blutungen der Wunden, Von den Nervenzufällen der Wunden, Vom Scirrhus und Krebse, Von den Balggeschwülsten, Von dem Ueberbeine, Von der Pulsadergeschwulst, Von den Blutaderknoten, Von den Polypen, Von den Warzen, Von den Hühneraugen, Von der Wassergeschwulst, Von der Windgeschwulst Von den Fleischgeschwüren, Von den Fisteln, Von dem Beinfraße, Von den künstlichen Geschwüren; Zweiter Band: 514 S., mit 5 Kupfertafeln, 2. Aufl. 1789, Inhalt: Von den Krankheiten des Kopfs: Von den Kopfwunden, Von dem Hirnbruche, Von der Kopfwassersucht, Von dem gespaltenen Rückgrade, Von den Wunden des Angesichts, Von der Speichelfistel, und einigen anderen Zufällen an den Backen, Von der Haasenscharte, Von dem Krebse, und einigen anderen Zufällen an den Lippen, Von den Krankheiten der Oberkinnbackenhöhlen, Von den Krankheiten der Stirnhöhlen, Von der Thränenfistel, Von den Entzündungen und den Wunden der Augenlieder, Von den zusammengewachsenen Augenlidern, Von der Umkehrung der Augenlider, Von der Trichiasis, Von der Ptosis, Von dem Hasenauge, Von den Geschwülsten der Augenlider; Dritter Band: 528 S., mit 4 gefaltete Kupfertafeln, 1. Aufl. 1795, Inhalt: Von den Krankheiten der Augen: Von der Augenentzündung, Von dem Eyterauge, Von den künstlichen Augen, Von den undurchsichtigen Flecken der Hornhaut, Von dem Staphylom, Von dem graue Staare, Von dem Vorfalle der Regenbogenhaut, Von der verschloßenen Pupille, Von der widernatürlichen Erweiterung der Pupille, Von der Augenwassersucht, Von dem Vorfalle des Augapfels, Von der Ausrottung des Augapfels, Vom schwarzen Staare, Von dem Doppelsehen, Von der Halbsichtigkeit, Von der Tag- und Nachtblindheit, Von der Kurzsichtigkeit und Weitsichtigkeit, Von den Flecken und Funken vor den Augen, Von verschiedenen Gattungen des fehlerhaften Gesichts; Vierter Band: 428 S., mit 5 Kupfertafeln, 2. Aufl. 1800: Inhalt: Von den Krankheiten des Mundes: Von der Fröschleingeschwulst, Von den Fehlern des Zungenbändchens, Von den Krankheiten der Zunge, Von den Krankheiten der Mandeln, Von den Krankheiten des Gaumens, Von den Krankheiten des Zahnfleisches, Von den Krankheiten der Zähne, Von den Halskrankheiten: Von den Halswunden, Von den fremden Körpern in der Speiseröhre, dem Magen und dem Darmkanale, Von der Luftröhrenöffnung, Vom schiefen Halse, Von der Parotis, Vom Kropfe, Von den Brustkrankheiten: Von den Brustwunden, Von der Eröffnung der Brusthöhle, Von den Krankheiten der Brüste; Fünfter Band: 472 S., mit 7 Kupfertafeln, 1. Aufl. 1798, Inhalt: Von den Krankheiten des Unterleibes: Von den Bauchwunden, Von dem Leberabscesse, Von der Gallenfistel, Von dem Nierenabscesse, Von dem Psoasabcesse, Von der Bauchwassersucht, Von dem künstlichen After, Von den angewachsenen Brüchen, Von der Radikalkur der Brüche, Von dem Netzbruche, Von den kleinen Brüchen, Von dem angeborenen Bruche, Von den Schenkelbrüchen, Von dem Nabelbruche, Von den Bauchbrüchen, Von dem Rückenbruche; Sechster Band: 476 S., mit 4 Kupfertafeln, 1. Aufl. 1799, Inhalt: Von den Krankheiten des Unterleibes. Fortsetzung: Von dem Mutterscheidenbruche, Von dem Mittelfleischbruche, Von dem Blasenbruche, Von dem Bruche des eyförmigen Loches, Von dem Wasserbruche, Von dem Blutbruche, Von dem Fleischbruche, Von dem Krampfaderbruche, Von der Hodenentzündung, Von dem Krebse am Hodensack, Von der Amputation des männlichen Gliedes, Von der Phimosis, Von der Paraphimmosis, Von der Urinverhaltung, Von dem Blasenstiche, Von den Urinfisteln, Von dem Unvermögen, den Urin zu halten, Von dem verschlossenen After, Von der blinden guldenen Ader, Von der Mastdarmfistel, Von dem Vorfalle aus dem Hintern; Siebenter u. letzter Band: 284 S., mit 12 Kupfertafeln, 1. Aufl. 1804; Inhalt: Von den Krankheiten des Unterleibes. Fortsetzung: Von dem Vorfalle der Gebärmutter, Von der Umkehrung der Gebärmuttern, Von der Umbeugung derGebärmutter, Von dem Vorfalle der Mutterscheide, Vom Kaiserschnitte, Vom Steinschnitte, Von den Krankheiten der äußeren Gliedmaaßen: Von der Amputation der äußeren Gliedmaaßen, Von den Klumpfüßen, Von der Verletzung der Achillessehne, Vom Wurme an dem Finger; Bd. 1 - 6 Bibliotheksabgänge des Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia, Bd. 7 Bibliotheksexemplar der königlichen Charite Berlin, Einband hier etwas abweichend in Größe und Farbe; Einbände der Zeit oder etwas späterer Zeit, Deckel berieben, Kanten rundum bestossen, 1 Rückengelenk angeplatzt, Rückenschilder teils mit Fehlstellen, Innendeckel mit Bibliotheksstempeln, Titelblatt von Bd. 7 mit sehr satten, durchschlagenden Stempeln, kleinere äussere Läsuren, innen sehr gut; vollständige Ausgabe mit allen Tafeln ; Pappband; 20 cm; Bibliotheksabgang;. Etwas beschädigt

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        Recueil de Cartes Geographiques, Plans, Vues et Medailles de L'Ancienne Grece, Relatifs au Voyage du Jeune Anacharsis, precede d'une Analyse Critique des Cartes. Seconde Edition.

      Paris, Chez de Bure, l'aine, Libraire de Monsieur Frere du Roi, de la Bibliotheque du Roi, et de l'Academie Royale des Inscriptions, hotel Ferrand, rue Serpente, no. 6, 1789.. 4°. Mit 31 gefalteten Kupfertafeln, davon 13 grenzkolorierte und 12 s/w geografische Karten sowie 6 Pläne, Ansichten und eine Münztafel. XLII (Text), 31 Tafeln. Halblederband der Zeit auf 5 Bünden mit goldgepr. Rückenschildchen. - Der Atlasband zur berühmten (fiktiven) Reisebeschreibung der griechischen Welt des 4. Jahrhunderts ("Le voyage du jeune Anarcharsis en Grece") des französischeh Schriftstellers, Archäologen und Numismatikers, Jean Jacques Barthelemy (1716-1795) zeigt: 1. La Grece et ses Isles 1788 (grenzkoloriert, 49x40cm) . - 2. Plan du Passage des Thermo-Pyles accommode au temps de l'invasion de Xerxes dans la Grece 1784 (s/w, 38x26cm). - 3. Plan du Combat de Salamine 1785 (40x26cm) - 4. Essai sur la Bataille de Platee 1784 (38x26cm). - 5. Carte du Palus Meotide et du Pont Euxin 1781 (38x26cm) - 6. Plan du Boshore de Thrace 1784 (38x26cm) - 7. L'Helles-Pont 1782 (37,5x26cm) 8. Plan des Environs d'Athenes 1785 (38x26cm) - 9. L'Attique, l Megaride et partie de l'Isle d'Eubee 1785 (38x26cm) . 10. Plan de L'Academie et de ses Environs 1784 (38x26cm) - 11. Plan d'une Palestre Greque d'apres Vitruve (38x26cm). - 12.Plan d'Athenes 1784 (38x26cm) - 13. Plan et Elevation des Propylees (38x26cm) - 14. Vue du Parthenon (38x26cm) - 15. La Phocide et la Doride 1787 (38x26cm) - 16. Essai sur les Environs de Delphes 1787 (38x26cm) - 17. Plan d'une Maison Grecque d'apres Viruve (38x26cm) - 18. La Beotie 1787 (38x26cm - 19. La Thessalie 1788 (38x26cm) - 20. La Corinthe, la Sicyonie, La Phliasie et L'Achaie 1786 (38x26cm) - 21. L'Elide et la Triphylie 1786 (38x26cm) - 22. Essai sur la Topographie d'Olympie 1780 (38x26cm) - 23. La Messenie 1786 (38x26cm) - 24. La Laconie et L'Isle de Cythere 1786 (38x26cm) - 25. Essai sur la Topographie de Sparte et de ses Environs 1783 (38x26cm) - 26. L'Arcadie 1786 (38x26cm) - 27. L'Argolide, L'Epidaurie, La rezenie, L'Hermionide, L'Isle d'Egine et la Cynurie 1785 (38x26cm) - 28. "Platon sur le Cap Sunium au Milieu des ses Disciples" (38x26cm) - 29. Ancient Theatre Grec (38x26cm) - 30. Les Cyclades 1758 - 31. "Medailles tirees du Cabinet du Roi" (38x26cm).. Einband berieben und bestoßen, Vorsatz und erste Seiten schwach stockfleckig, 1 Karte und die Münztafel etwas stockfleckig, sonst sehr guter und sauberer Zustand.

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        Ceremonies et Coutumes Religieuses de tous les peuples du monde. Representees par des Figures dessinees & gravees par Bernard Picard, & autres habiles artistes ... Nouvelle edition. Enrichie de toutes les figures comprises dans l'ancienne edition en sept volumes, & dans les quatre publies par forme de supplement. Par une Societe de Gens de Lettres. Tome 1 + 2 (von 4) in einem Band./ Tome 1 + 2 ( de 4) en un volume. Ouvrage qui comprend l'histoire philosophique de la religion des nations des deux hemispheres; telles que celle des Brames, des Peguans, des Chinois, des Japonois, des Thibetins, & celle des differens peuples qui habitent l'Asie & les Isles de l'Archipelage Indien; celle des Mexicains, des Peruviens, des Bresiliens, des Groenlandois, des Lapons, des Caffres, de tous les Peuples de la Nigritie, de l'Ethiopie & du Monomotapa; celle des Juifs, tant anciens que modernes, celle des Musulmans & des differentes sectes qui la composent; enfin celle des Chretiens & de cette multitude de branches dans lesquelles elle est subdivisee.

      Amsterdam, Laporte, 1789.. Nouvelle edition. 163,1 Seiten, 81 (gezählt 82) Kupfertafeln, 8 davon gefaltet; 156 Seiten, 2 Bll., Kupfertafel 82-162 (gez. 163) davon 10 gefaltet. Einfarbig gemusterte Vorsätze. / 163, 1 pp., 81 (compte 82) tableaux de cuivre, dont 8 sont plies; 156 pp., 2 ff., tableaux de cuivre 82-162 (compte 163), dont 10 sont plies. Halbledereinband der Zeit auf echten Bünden. / Demi-cuir, dos a nerfs, reliure d'epoque. Gr.Folio. (41x 27cm).. Halbledereinband berieben, Kanten teils rissig, Kordel des unteren Bündes locker bis lose. Seiten leicht angebräunt, anfangs auch fingerfleckig. Die Kupferstiche ebenso wie das Textpapier in gutem Zustand. Eine Falttafel mit unbeutendem Knick. / Les coiffes du dos, les bords et les plats sont tres uses. Les joints sont partiellement s'effondues. Le papier dedans est legerement bruni, les premiers pages avec des taches d'usures, les pages suivies sont en tres bon etat. Les gravures en cuivre en bon condition, un tableau avec un pli insignifiant.

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        Autograph Manuscript..

      Versailles, May 19-July 18, 1789.. Folio and 8vo. 57 pp. Housed in a custom made half leather folder with gil title to spine.. Highly interesting, unpublished journal kept by either a member of the Assemblee nationale or an attendant, containing a first person account of the revolutionary events from May 19, 1789, when the clergy, nobility and third estate were negotiating amongst themselves how the French political body should be constructed. It offers a detailed account of current political debate and includes transcripts of letters from the King and other diplomats. The narrative covers the adoption of the idea of a National Assembly, the King's attempt to dissolve the assembly, and the Assembly's "tennis court oath." It closes on July 18 with news from Paris of the storming of the Bastille a few days earlier. - It is difficult to pinpoint the author of this manuscript: remarks throughout indicate that he had ties to the Dauphine region; he attends the meeting of the Dauphine committee and several times mentions Nyons. However, an apparent signature on p. 34 does not seem to match that of any of the known members from that region. - First 3 leaves with ink annotations in a modern hand; water damage and mildewing throughout (especially at upper right corners, with some loss particularly to final leaves). Extremely fragile. A rare, first-hand account of the birth of the French Revolution.

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        Relation d'une expedition a la Baye Botanique, situee dans la Nouvelle Hollande, sur la cote Meridionale, nommee par le capitaine Cook, Nouvelle Galles Meridionale. Avec des Observations sur les Habitants de cette Contree, & la liste de l'Etat Civil & Militaire au Port Jackson. Traduit de l'Anglais du Capitaine Watkin Tinch ["sic"], par C**. P**. [Charles Pougens.]

      Paris, Knapen fils, 1789.. In-8, cartonnage de papier marbre ancien a la Bradel, piece de titre de maroquin bordeaux (rel. moderne Laurenchet), (16), 136 p. Premiere edition francaise de la traduction de Charles Pougens de cette relation de voyage, consideree comme un texte fondateur pour l'histoire de la colonisation de l'Australie. Parti d'Angleterre en mai 1787 au sein d'un convoi de vaisseaux transportant 730 repris de justice, le jeune capitaine de la Royal Navy britannique, Watkin Tench, consigna le voyage de la "Premiere flotte" vers l'autre bout du monde. Il livre un temoignage vivant, sobre et direct sur les premiers mois de la colonisation, le pays, sa geographie et ses ressources, les autochtones, les colons, etc. "The most accurate, orderly, vivacious, and valuable description of life in the colony in its first years" (Cox, II, p. 315). Le traducteur, Charles Pougens, proche de Rousseau et editeur des oeuvres de d'Alembert, consacre sa preface a la question de la condition penitentiaire et sur les avantages de la colonisation forcee pour les condamnes et pour le "bien public". (Boucher de la Richarderie, VI, p. 419. Chadenat, 4408. Ferguson, 54). Bon exemplaire, tres frais, tres bien relie, grand de marges..

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        Generalkarte saemmtlicher Entdeckungen ... des Kapit. ... Cook

      Wien, Schraembl, F. A., 1789. Welt. "Generalkarte saemmtlicher Entdeckungen auf den drei grossen Weltreisen des Kapit. Jakob Cook. Verfasst von Herrn Heinrich Roberts Lieut.". Orig. grenzkol. Kupferkarte nach H. Roberts bei F. A. Schrämbl, Wien, 1789. Gest. von H. Benedicti. Mit Titelkart und "Zeichenerklaerung". 53:89 cm.. Karte zeigt die gesamte Welt und beschreibt die 3 größten Weltreisen und Entdeckungen von James Cook. - Von 2 Platten gedruckt, nicht zusammengesetzt.

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        Essays Upon I. The Law of Evidence. II. New Trials. III. Special...

      1789. Morgan, John. Essays Upon I. The Law of Evidence. II. New Trials. III. Special Verdicts. IV. Trials at Bar. And V. Repleaders. Dublin: Printed for Messrs. E. Lynch, H. Chamberlaine, [et al.], 1789. Three volumes. Octavo (5" x 8"). Contemporary calf, lettering pieces and blind fillets to spine. Light rubbing and a few tiny scuffs to boards, Some wear to spine ends and corners, front joint of Volume III cracked but secure, another crack near center of text block with a crease through the spine, all hinges cracked or starting. Early and later bookplates to each front pastedown, early owner signature to head of Volume I title page. Light foxing to sections of text, interior otherwise clean. * This title was issued in Dublin and London in 1789. No later editions were published. "The following essays, especially the two first, may be considered as nearly related to each other. (...) It is presumed that these Essays will be of great use, not only to the learned advocate (much engaged in business), and to the student of the law; but that the two first, at least, will be very useful to every acting magistrate, who wishes to discharge his duty conscientiously; and which he cannot do, even when acting ministerially, much less when acting judicially, unless he hath some knowledge of the Law of Evidence.": Preface iii-iv. The author was a barrister of the Inner Temple. His books include The Modern Pleader, The Attorney's Vade Mecum and A Digest of the Common Law. We found no listings of the Dublin edition of Essays in Sweet & Maxwell or other standard references..

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        Vertheidiget die Alchimie gegen die Einwürfe einiger neuen Schriftsteller besonders des Herrn Wieglebs. - Und: Derselbe. Noch ein Paar Worte über Alchimie und Wiegleb. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      Duisburg, Helwing, 1789-91.. (19,5 x 12 cm). (4) 360 S.; 80 S. Moderner Pappband im Stil der Zeit.. Einzige Ausgabe dieser gegen Wiegleb gerichteten Schrift mit dem überaus seltenen Supplement. - Kortum (1745-1824), Arzt in Bochum und als Verfasser der Jobsiade berühmt geworden, sammelte und studierte viele alchemistische Schriften und beschäftigte sich auch einige Zeit mit den Versuchen zur Herstellung von Gold. "Wie er seinen Spott über das kleinstädtische Gesellschaftsleben ausgoß, so narrte er die ganze deutsche Lesewelt mit der bombastisch aufgezogenen 'hermetischen Gesellschaft', die er mit Dr. Bährens allein verkörperte. Nimmermehr darf man diesen überragenden Geist den Adepten zurechnen... und wenn er die Sucher des Steins der Weisen verteidigt, so tut er es doch nur, um nicht wie Wiegleb ihnen alles Gute abzusprechen, was sie zum Teil doch in sich hatten..." (Hirsch). Der Supplement enthält eine Replik auf eine vermutlich von Wiegleb verfasste Rezension seines vorliegenden Hauptwerkes. - Titel mit Besitzvermerk von alter Hand. Stellenweise leicht gebräunt bzw. etwas braunfleckig. - Hirsch/H. III, 588; Kopp II, 155; Ferchl 283; Ferguson I, 478; Brüning 5463 und 5504

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        Entomologie, ou histoire naturelle des Insectes, avec leurs caracteres generiques et specifiques, leur description, leur synonymie et leur figure enluminee.

      1789. COLEOPTERES. Paris, Baudouin/ Desray, 1789-1808. Large-4to (315 x 225mm). Atlas volume only: 191 (of 362) fine handcoloured engraved plates. Later half calf, spine with blue gilt lettered label and gilt beetle ornament. The plates belong to the first 4 volumes but represent not all the plates published for these volumes. The present work is complete in 6 volumes with 362 handcoloured engraved plates and one handcoloured engraved frontispiece. The fine plates, depicting thousands of various species of Coleoptera, are by J. Audebert, J.L. Reinold and Meunier, and engraved by Copia, Desfontaines, Manceau, Sellier and F.L. Swebach. Guillaume Antoine Olivier (1756-1814) was one of the greatest of the early French naturalists and an entomologist of high standing. He was a close friend of J.C. Fabricius and a patron of P.A. Latreille. His large collection of beetles (now for the larger part in the Paris Natural History Museum), gathered on journeys through European & Asiatic Turkey, Asia Minor, Persia, Egypt, and various Mediterranean Islands, is described in his famous work, by which he became nationally known as a great entomologist. Hagen I, 21; Horn & Schenkling 899; Nissen ZBI, 3012; W. Junk, Bibliographia Coleoptera 2545 'Tres -rare'.

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        Jahreszeiten. Neuübersetzt. XL, 336 S., 1 Bl. Mit 5 Kupfertafeln von Genelly nach Smith, Wilson und Jones. Marmor. Lederbd d. Z. (oberes Kapital leicht berieben) mit rotem RSchild, reicher RVergoldung und Marmorpapiervorsätzen.

      Berlin, Himburg, 1789.. . Erste Ausgabe dieser Neuübersetzung durch Ludwig Albrecht Schubart, Sohn von Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart. Thomsons Seasons' (1730 erstmals als Zyklus und 1746 inhaltlich überarbeitet erschienen) bilden einen Höhepunkt der pastoralen Dichtung in England. Thomson verbindet hier die traditionelle Orientierung an Vergil mit romantischen und religiösen Motiven; die Schilderungen der Natur, menschlicher Schicksale und zeitgeschichtlicher Ereignisse werden in Beziehung gesetzt zu "den daran anknüpfenden metaphysisch-kosmologischen Spekulationen und moralischen Maximen. In der Theologie des jahreszeitlichen Ablaufs wird die Schöpferallmacht Gottes sichtbar ... Naturbeobachtung, Landschaftsbeschreibung und neuplatonisches Gedankengut ... verschmelzen in diesem Werk, dem eine ähnliche epochale Bedeutung zukommt wie den Dichtungen Popes" (KNLL 16, 543). Die reizvollen Kupfertafeln zeigen Darstellungen der vier Jahreszeiten sowie der Geschichte von Celadon und Amalie. - Nur die Kupfer minimal stockfleckig. Sonst frisches, breitrandiges Exemplar. - Goed. VII 196, 2. Hirschberg (dtv) 509.

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        Aus Erfahrungen gesammleter theoretisch-praktischer Unterricht in dem Strasen- (!) und Brückenbau. Mit 9 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. Zweibrücken, Gebr. Hahn, 1786. 4to. (23,7 x 19,0 cm). VIII S., 2 Bll. Inhalt, 152 S., 2 Bll. Register. Pappband d. Zt. mit handschriftl. Rückenschild.

      . . Einzige Ausgabe. - "Frühestes originär deutsches Werk zum Straßenbau... Die Vorrede dieses Werkes ist außerordentlich witzig. Wahl verteidigt seine Beschäftigung mit dem Thema gegen seinen von der Luftschiffahrt überzeugten Onkel und kommentiert ironisch die Situation des Straßenbaus und der Ingenieurausbildung in Deutschland." (Stefan M. Holzer) - In drei Hauptabschnitten behandelt Wahl die Bequemlichkeit, Festigkeit und Schönheit der Straßen. S. 69 bis 122 mit einem Abschnitt über den Brückenbau, dazu Taf. 5 bis 9. - Wahl war Baudirektor des Herzogs in Zweibrücken. - Ohne die 1789 erschienene "Zugabe" von 16 S. Engelmann S. 420 (Mannheim: Schwan und Götz, jedoch nicht bei Veitenheimer). - Holzmann/Boh. IV, 8274. - Kat. Ornamentstichslg. Berlin 3566. - Thieme/Becker XXXV, S. 56. - Bonacker 38. - Ecken bestoßen, etwas beschabt. Kupfer etwas knittrig u. mit kleinen Randschäden. Vorsatz u. Titel gestempelt.

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        Goethe's Schriften - Achter Band - (moralisch-politisches Puppenspiel, Jahrmarkts-Fest zu Plundersweiler, Fastnachtspiel, Offenbarungen Gottes, Gedichte, Erdewallen, Apotheose, Geheimnisse)

      Leipzig, Georg Joachim Göschen, 1789. Enthält: Neueröffnetes moralisch-politisches Puppenspiel. Prolog - Das Jahrmarkts-Fest zu Plundersweiler - Ein Fastnachtspiel - Prolog zu den neusten Offenbarungen Gottes - Vermischte Gedichte 1+2 - Künstlers Erdewallen - Künstlers Apotheose - Die Geheimnisse, Ein Fragement. kl. 8°, 342, Halbleder der Zeit mit geprägter Band-Nr/Titel auf Rücken, Pappdeckel ohne Bezugspapier - Mit einem Frontispiz (Kauffmann) und einem Titelkupfer. - Papierschildchen mit Bestands-Nr. auf Rücken, , Frontispiz am Spiegel festgeklebt; Seiten wenig gebräunt und mit sehr wenigen Flecken. Frontispiz-Rand oben mit handschriftlicher Nr; Titelseite mit Sig.-Stempel sowie mit Stempel der Elsborg Garnison Anderoff Bibliothek. In gutem sauberem Zustand..

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        Ricerche istorico-critico circe alle scoperte d'Amerigo Vespucci con l'aggiunta di una relazione del medesimo fin ora inedita.

      Firenze, Cambiagi, 1789.. 182 Seiten, 1 Blatt. Karton der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe. - Sauber erhalten.

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        Die theoretischen Brüder oder zweite Stuffe der Rosenkreuzer und ihrer Instruktion das erstemahl ans Licht herausgegeben von einem Profanen. Nebst einem Anhang aus dem dritten und fünften Grad, als Probe. Neue Aufl.

      Athen [Regensburg, Montag & Weiss], 1789.. Titel mit kl. Illus., 278 S., 1 Bl., 2 Falttaf., 8°, Neues marmoriertes Halbleinen. Wolfstieg 42519; Caillet 10615; vgl. Frick, Die Erleuchteten, S.385. - Enthält den Stoff für den 2. Grad, den der "theoretischen Brüder"; d.h. zunächst ein "Fragment aus der Geschichte der Könige von Schesian", dann den Ablauf der Aufnahme u. der Tafelloge u. ab S. 98 den theoretischen Unterricht, welcher sich mit den Anfängen der Dinge, den Elementen, Planeten, Metallen, Krankheiten usw. befasst. Ab S. 221 dann der praktisch-alchemistische Teil "Anhang aus dem 3. und 5. Grad, Verbesserte Specialinstruction über die Operationes des großen Mineralwerks vom zten Grad, oder der Practico", u.a. Vorbereitungsprozesse zum philosophischen Werk u.a. mehr. Die beiden Tafeln zeigen den Teppich u. die Kleinode des Grads. Der Hrsg. Löhrbach behauptet im Vorwort, die Schrift wäre ihm durch Zufall während einer Reise in die Hände gefallen. Die EA war 1785 erschienen. - Seiten unbeschnitten u. am Schnitt tls. etwas angestaubt; die beiden Taf. mit Feuchtigkeitsrand; ein gutes Expl.

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        Reliques of Irish Poetry. Consisting of Heroic Poems, Odes, Elegies and Songs. Translated into English Verse: With Notes Explanatory and Historical, and the Originals in the Irish Character, to which is Subjoined An Irish Tale by Miss Brooke.

      Dublin, George Bonham, 1789.. 28.2cm x 21cm. XVI, 366 (of 369 pages). 3 pages missinig. Original Hardcover (original cloth with gilt lettering on spine). Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. The last 3 pages missing. Titlepage with two clean cuts above the title and below the year of publication. One of the rarest publications of irish lyrical history.. Charlotte Brooke, (ca. 1740 - 1793), born in Rantavan, County Cavan, Ireland, was the author of Reliques of Irish Poetry. She was one of twenty-two children fathered by the writer Henry Brooke, author of Gustavus Vasa; only she (and perhaps one other sibling) survived childhood. From an early age she was attracted to books. While the rest of her family was sleeping, Brooke would go down to the study where she would spend hours reading. Charlotte Brooke was educated by her father Henry Brooke, and she immersed herself in reading history and literature at an early age. She was part of the first generation of the Protestant Anglo-Irish settler class who took a strong interest in the Irish language and Gaelic history; her primary interest in Irish language and literature was generated by her hearing it being spoken and recited by the laborers in County Cavan and on the County Kildare estates where her family had moved around 1758. She was led to the study of the Irish language, and in less than two years she found herself in love with it. From reading Irish poetry and admiring its beauties, she proceeded to translate it into English, one of her earliest efforts being a song and monody by Carolan, which appeared in Joseph Cooper Walker's 'Historical Memoirs of Irish Bards.' Brooke, who was a very frail individual to start out with, took care of her father after her mother died in 1773. Meanwhile, the family had moved back to co. Cavan, where they began living in a house they named Longfield which had been built near the Rantavan estate. The Brookes showed a need for the improvement of agriculture and manufacture average of patriotic Anglo-Irish households during that time; a few years after Henry Brooke died in 1783, Charlotte Brooke ran into financial issues after a model industrial village set up in County Kildare by her cousin Captain Robert Brooke went bankrupt (1787). Joseph Walker and other members of the recently created Royal Irish Academy searched to make an income for her, but Charlotte realized she had to rely on her writings and translations to make any income. In 1792, Brooke had taken up a life with friends in Longford, sharing a cottage due to her lack of income. On March 29, 1793, Charlotte Brooke passed of a malignant fever. Brooke wrote Reliques of Irish Poetry in 1788. She also wrote Dialogue between a Lady and her Pupils(1791), The School for Christians(1791), Natural History, etc., Emma, or the Foundling of the Wood, and Belisarius(1803). Miss Brooke's writings are important because of her drive to keep these people alive through their writings. She believed that these special pieces of art would be lost if not translated to be seen in later generations to come. She believes, "It will give them a page in history and secure a lasting remembrance" (Wikipedia)

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        Pair of Malaspina sepia portraits

      Puerto Deseado, Argentina,,: circa, 1789.. Puerto Deseado, Argentina,,: circa, 1789.. Two red chalk drawings: the young woman on a sheet measuring 228 x 190 mm., paper watermarked with a combined 'P' and smaller 'L'; the man "Junchar" on a sheet 228 x 195 mm.; both drawings at an early date window-mounted into a larger sheet of Whatman paper, with ink borders added; fine. A superb pair of highly finished red chalk portraits of two Patagonians made at Puerto Deseado, southern Argentina, during the Malaspina voyage.The Malaspina voyage is famous for the quality of the scientific material collected, not least the anthropological drawings of peoples drawn at their many ports of call, accurate and lifelike depictions very much in the tradition of William Hodges and John Webber. Although unsigned, both portraits have been firmly attributed to the voyage artist JosÈ de Pozo XimÈnez (1757-1821), who made a series of drawings in Patagonia, including one sketch in which he and his fellow artist Pineda are depicted in the act of drawing some of the local people.Pozo XimÈnez was a native of Seville, hired as an expedition painter by the Spanish government in June 1789. At the time of his recruitment he was described as 'an excellent subject and perspective painter, having a very good education, with a wealth of geometry and is very robust for the age of 32' (Puig-Samper, Illustrators of the New World, online). A specialist in perspective and portraits, his ethnological work is considered his greatest contribution to the results of the voyage, but although Malaspina admired his 'accuracy and speed' (Journal of the Voyage, I, p. 140), the commander became increasingly infuriated with what he saw as laziness and indifference from the artist, and forced him to leave the expedition in Callao in May 1790. Although ordered back to Spain, Pozo in fact never left Peru again, founding a school of painting in Lima. As might be expected, the bulk of his Malaspina voyage originals are in the Museo Naval, Madrid.The portraits depict a man and woman who were drawn during a well-recorded encounter between the Spanish and the Patagonians in December 1789, and it is possible to show that the man is a chief called "Junchar", and the young woman is apparently the young woman called "Jujana" or "C·tama", who is described in detail in Malaspina's journal as having captivated the Spanish officers.The expedition had reached Puerto Deseado in late 1789, and Malaspina personally described their interaction with a local tribe of some forty people on three separate occasions (Journal, I: 85-90). Pozo joined Malaspina on the second of these visits, drawing these portraits and a larger sketch of the encounter between the Spanish officers and a large group of Patagonians, a sketch which seems to have an each-way bet on whether they were in fact giants: Pozo's Patagonians are strapping, but not absurdly tall (Carmen Sotos Serrano, Los Pintores de la Expedicion de Alejandro Malaspina, plate 36). Indeed, it is plausible to suggest that the two present portraits are of people who are also present in that larger scene: Junchar may be the man with a cloak over one shoulder talking to one of the Spanish men, while the young woman could conceivably be the person standing at the far right of the Patagonians, with dark eyes and parted hair.What is clear is that both subjects were described in detail by Malaspina personally. Of Junchar he noted: 'In general they were all (including the women and children) very large and solidly built. Their height was not in proportion to their build but they were tall: the cacique Junchar who was carefully measured by Don Antonio Pineda and found to be six Burgos feet and ten inches in height, and almost twenty-three inches broad from shoulder to shoulder' (Journal, I: 87). No doubt Junchar was singled out by Pozo because his large stature spoke to the ancient misconception of Patagonians as giants, a myth which had gripped the European imagination since the time of Magellan. In a much longer description, Malaspina also described how they singled out one particular woman to have her portrait taken: a 'Patagonian girl aged about fourteen [later referred to as Jujana by Malaspina], whose good looks, great charm and exceptional loquacity had made us choose to portray her rather than the other women, was drawn to our attention even more when the time came for them to go ashore', as she struggled to modestly use her poncho to carry away some biscuits and vegetables that had been given to her as a gift (p. 89).In the catalogue raisonnÈ of the art of the Malaspina voyage, Carmen Sotos Serrano located two preliminary gridded sketches of these portraits, "Patagon" and "contorno de la Patagone" respectively (figs. 39 & 40). Pozo also did a full-length study of Yunchar (fig. 41) and two other studies of a second woman with child (figs. 42 & 43). All of these sketches are in the Museo Naval in Madrid, which collection also includes two later oil-paintings of Yunchar and the young woman, now called "C·tama". The oils were acquired by the Museum in 1932.The drawings were originally in an album or portfolio entitled "Spanish Drawings" which had been acquired by Elizabeth, Lady Holland, who travelled extensively in Spain between 1802 and 1805; the Whatman paper into which they have been window-mounted for the album is watermarked 1801, confirming this approximate date of acquisition. Many of the other drawings in the collection were topographical works by another Malaspina voyage artist, Fernando Brambila, and when the present drawings were offered in a large sale of Holland House drawings in 1979, they were attributed to Brambila (with the rather telling comment that 'no comparable drawings by the artist are recorded').

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        LAS ORACIONES Y CARTAS DEL PADRE DE LA ELOCUENCIA ISÓCRATES, ahora nuevamente traducidas de su original griego, e ilustradas con notas por Antonio Ranz Romanillos

      Imp. Real, Madrid 1789 - 8º, 3 vols. (Vol. I: XCIV p., 1 grabado con el retrato de Isócrates en la p. XXX, 230 p., Vol. II: 368 p., Vol. III: 290 p.). Buen papel. Magnífica encuadernación, en plena piel de época, tejuelo, lomo cuajado con dorados, planos y cantos adornados con ruedas doradas. Cortes dorados. Ex-libris. Muy buen ejemplar. Oraciones y cartas de tipo moral del gran maestro griego de la oratoria, precedidos de un extenso prólogo con una breve biografía, la reproducción del análisis de esta figura en el "Tratado de los oradores antiguos" de Dionisio de Halicarnaso, y una breve razón de las obras conservadas de Isócrates. Literatura griega. Oratoria. Literatura moral. Greek literature. Oratory. Moral literature.

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        A PICTURE OF ENGLAND: Containing a description of the laws, customs, and manners of England. Interspersed with curious and interesting Anecdotes

      London, Edward Jeffery, 1789.: . London, Edward Jeffery, 1789.. 1789, 2 volumes in 1, complete set, each with title page, no half-titles present, translated from the French, 12mo, approximately 180 x 105 mm, 7 x 4 inches, pages: (4), iv, 210; (2), iv, 223, attractively bound in contemporary full tree calf, narrow gilt Greek key border to covers, gilt decoration between gilt bands to spine, gilt lettered red morocco labels, edges yellow, marbled endpapers. Rebacked, original gilt decorated leather spine laid down, head and tail of spine and corners slightly rubbed, tiny blemish to surface of leather just above upper label, small label of Easton Neston private library and armorial bookplate of Sir Thomas Hesketh former owner of Easton Neston on front pastedown, very small piece torn from top corners of 2 pages, small closed tear to 1 lower margin, 2 pages before final page slightly creased in the fore-edge margin, fore-edge margin slightly trimmed on final page, otherwise a very good clean, tight copy. Johann Wilhelm von Archenholz (1743-1812), a German historian, was first an officer, serving in the later campaigns of the Seven Years War, sustaining wounds and retiring in 1763 as a captain. After travelling extensively in Europe, Archenholz settled in 1780 in Magdeburg where he set up as a publicist, founding the periodical Litteratur-und- Völkerkunde, which ran from 1782 to 1791. The work offered here is the first English edition. It was originally written in German (1785) but is here translated from a French version. The author covers a very wide range of topics including law, police and punishments, politics, finance, industry, commerce, arts and sciences, the press, religion, national character, food, hospitals, theatre and entertainments, London, coffee houses, British Museum, giving an all round portrait of 18th century life in England. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Il Mercurio Italico / The Italian Mercury

      Londra: T. Payne & Son. (etc.), 1789-1790. Londra: T. Payne & Son. (etc.), 1789-1790. 1st edition. Good/No Jacket. 2 vols. in full leather binding. 2 vols. Armorial bookplates of James Rimington (of Broomhead Hall, Yorkshire). Some waterstaining to frontispiece (of "The judgement of Paris"), front hinges of boards detached, significant edge wear, some damage to preliminary blank pages, but a sound text block which includes the January 1790 issue (the first and only part of Vol. 3) of this short-lived periodical.

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        Della pretesa temporalità della Sede Appostolica su le Due Sicilie o sia Risposta allo scrittore romano autore del libro della Breve istoria di tali ideate temporalità con la dissertazione risponsiva alla dissertazione premessa dall'autore ... Può servire di continuazione all'opera intitolata Del preteso dominio diretto della S. Sede In ragion feudale sul Reame..

      Orsino 1789 In-8° cm. 23 X 19 pp. XX, 408, 176, 67, [5]. Legatura in tutta pergamena coeva con titolo al dorso, segnalibro in stoffa. Bruniture del tempo e della carta, nel complesso in buono stato. Difficile a reperisi completo con la prima parte essendo stati stampati in date e da editori differenti.

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        A Narrative of Four Journeys Into the Country of the Hottentots, and Caffraria in the Years One Thousand and Seventy-Seven, Eight, and Nine

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

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        A narrative of four journeys into the country of the Hottentots, and Caffraria . Illustrated with a map and seventeen copper-plates.

      J. Johnson, London 1789 - First edition, large 4to, pp. vi, ix-xii, 171, [1], iii (index), [1] errata (lacking pp. vii-viii, as always -- see Mendelssohn, 2nd ed.); large engraved folding map showing the extent of Paterson's travels, 17 engraved copper-plates; original blue paper-covered boards neatly rebacked in cream paper with new printed paper label on spine; bookplate removed with a resulting stain on the front free endpaper, else a very nice copy. The book was also available with color plates. One of the first English descriptions of the interior of South Africa. Paterson, later the governor of New South Wales, studied botany in London. His journey was patronized by Lady Strathmore, who had sent him to the Cape of Good Hope to collect plants for her estate. Mendelssohn II, p. 143: "Mr. Paterson accompanied Colonel Gordon (Commander of the Troops of the Dutch East India Company in South Africa) and Jacob van Reenen in several trips to the interior . In the course of his travels the author penetrated as far as Namaqualand on the west, and the Great Fish River on the south-east. Although the principal feature of the work is a description of the botanical specimens collected and noted by Mr. Paterson, there are many interesting notes respecting the natives, with a few remarks on the Dutch colonists." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "A narrative of four journeys into the country of the Hottentots, and Caffraria ... Illustrated with a map and seventeen copper-plates."

      London: J. Johnson. 1789. "First edition, large 4to, pp. vi, ix-xii, 171, [1], iii (index), [1] errata (lacking pp. vii-viii, as always -- see Mendelssohn, 2nd ed.); large engraved folding map showing the extent of Paterson's travels, 17 engraved copper-plates; original blue paper-covered boards neatly rebacked in cream paper with new printed paper label on spine; bookplate removed with a resulting stain on the front free endpaper, else a very nice copy. The book was also available with color plates. & & One of the first English descriptions of the interior of South Africa. Paterson, later the governor of New South Wales, studied botany in London. His journey was patronized by Lady Strathmore, who had sent him to the Cape of Good Hope to collect plants for her estate. & & Mendelssohn II, p. 143: ""Mr. Paterson accompanied Colonel Gordon (Commander of the Troops of the Dutch East India Company in South Africa) and Jacob van Reenen in several trips to the interior ... In the course of his travels the author penetrated as far as Namaqualand on the west, and the Great Fish River on the south-east. Although the principal feature of the work is a description of the botanical specimens collected and noted by Mr. Paterson, there are many interesting notes respecting the natives, with a few remarks on the Dutch colonists."""

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        An Essay on Vision, Briefly Explaining the Fabric of the Eye, and the Nature of Vision: Intended for the Service of Those Whose Eyes are Weak or Impaired..

      London Printed for the Author by R. Hindmarsh 1789. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed. Outer spine cracked at joint and part missing. Light scattered browning. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons with minimal marking First Edition Brown board cover 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 153pp; + 14pp catalogue. Frontispiece fold out engraving. ''Enabling them to form an accurate idea of the true state of their sight, the means of preserving it, together with proper rules for ascertaining when spectacles are necessary, and how to choose them without injuring the sight.'.

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        Conversaciones historicas malagueñas o materiales de noticias seguras para formar la historia civil,natural y eclesiastica de la M.I. Ciudad de malaga.Desde los tiempos masremotos hasta la conquista por los Sres Reyes Catolicos, la antigua, y la moderna.

      Málaga 1789 - pasta española y holandesa de época rozada, que difieren en todos los volúmenes grabados, uno desplegado Vista de los castillos de la Alcazaba y Gibral Faro del Puerto de Málaga, ilustraciones pigráficas, muy ligera polilla que no afecta. hasta el presente. 1273 págs.

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        Vida, ascendencia,nacimiento,crianza y aventuras del Doctor Don Diego de Torres Villarroel,Catedratico de Prima de Matematicas en la Universidad de Salamanca escrita por el mismo.Incluye El Ermitaño y Torres.Aventura curiosa en que se trata de la .

      Oficina de D. Benito Cano, Madrid 1789 - plena piel época con tejuelo . piedra filosofal y conversaciones fisico medicas y chimicas. 2 partes en un volumen. Obra completa. 255 págs.

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        A complete dictionary of the English language, both with regard to sound and meaning. to which is prefixed a prosodial grammar . The second edition, revised, corrected, and enlarged by the author.

      printed for Charles Dilly, London 1789 - 4to, pp. [14], [ix]-lv, [1], [6], plus unpaginated lexicon in triple column; engraved frontis portrait by Scott after Stewart; bound without the half-title in 19th century full reversed calf; short crack at the bottom of the front joint, spine ends evenly chipped; all else very good. Includes the ads on the verso of the last leaf, a preface, a lengthy prosodial grammar, and a 6-p. "Directions to Foreigners." The first edition is 1780; two octavo printings appeared in 1784 in Dublin, but they are abridged. This is the second edition of the full text, and the first with a portrait. Alston V, 315; Vancil, p. 220. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        "A complete dictionary of the English language, both with regard to sound and meaning... to which is prefixed a prosodial grammar ... The second edition, revised, corrected, and enlarged by the author."

      London: printed for Charles Dilly. 1789. "4to, pp. [14], [ix]-lv, [1], [6], plus unpaginated lexicon in triple column; engraved frontis portrait by Scott after Stewart; bound without the half-title in 19th century full reversed calf; short crack at the bottom of the front joint, spine ends evenly chipped; all else very good. Includes the ads on the verso of the last leaf, a preface, a lengthy prosodial grammar, and a 6-p. ""Directions to Foreigners."" The first edition is 1780; two octavo printings appeared in 1784 in Dublin, but they are abridged. This is the second edition of the full text, and the first with a portrait. Alston V, 315; Vancil, p. 220."

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        Carta de Paracuellos escrita por D. Fernando Pérez a un sobrino que se hallaba en peligro de ser autor de un libro. Publícala con notas Un Bachiller en Artes.

      - Madrid, Viuda de Ibarra, 1789, portada + VIII + 129 págs. - (Sigue:) Defensa de D. Fernando Pérez, autor de la Crata de Paracuellos impugnado por el Lic. Paulo Ipnocausto. Escribiala Un Amigo de D. Fernando. Madrid, Viuda de Ibarra, 1790, portada + 153 pág. Ambas obras en un tomo, 15 x 10,5 cm., pasta española de época. (Leve humedad en el margen exterior de las primeras hojas. El verdadero autor de la primera obra fue el escritor Tomás A. Sánchez, Bibliotecario de la Real Biblioteca, que utilizaba en seudónimo de Pedro Fernández. En la segunda obra, Paulo Ipnocausto es seudónimo de Juan Pablo Forner).

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

      Lisbon, Officina da Academia Real das Sciencias, 1789. - 4to. XX, 160 pp. Modern reddish-brown buckram with gilt lettering to spine. First edition of the first etymological dictionary of Portuguese words with Arabic origins, written by one of the leading Arabic scholars of eighteenth-century Portugal. - From the library of the Royal Society of London (with its cancellation stamp), to which it had been presented by Sir Joseph Banks (with presentation mark). Zaunmüller 310. Vater/Jülg 291. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Observations and reflections made in te course of a journey through France, Italy and Germany. By Hester Lynch Piozzi.

      H. Chamberlaine -L. White - P. Byrne - P. Wogan - Grubier and Mc Allister - T. Heery - D. Dornin - J. Moore and W. Jones. 1789 - Dublin, H. Chamberlaine -L. White - P. Byrne - P. Wogan - Grubier and Mc Allister - T. Heery - D. Dornin - J. Moore and W. Jones, 1789. Petit in 4 de VII-1 b. n. ch. 592pp., reliure en pleine basane fauve de l'époque, dos lisse entièrement refait en basane fauve, titre doré, date dorée en pied de dos, coins frottés principalement les deux du second plat, petit ex-libris manuscrit à l'encre noire de l'époque à la tête de la première page de garde, ex-libris manuscrit à l'encre noire au nom de Much Henley en date du 26 avril 1803, intérieur frais, tranche supérieure marron, bon et bel exemplaire. Descriptions, observations, notes et curiosités de cette écrivain anglais lors de son voyage sur le continent europpéen dans ces différentes villes: Calais, Chantilly, Paris, Lyon, Turin, Gênes, Milan, Padoue, Venise, Ferrare, Bologne, Florence, Lucques, Pise, Livourne, Bagni de Pise, Sienne, Rome, Ancône, Vérone, Parme, Bergame, Trente, Innsbruck, Munich, Salzbourg, Vienne, Prague, Dresde, Postdam, Hanovre, Bruxelles, Anvers, Lille. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Britannia: or, a Chronographical Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland, and the Islands Adjacent; From the Earliest Antiquity. Three volume set

      London T Payne & Son 1789. Worn condition. Bindings worn and covers detached. Lacks one board. Lacks all maps except double map of the Channel Islands and Isle of Man. One plate missing. Some browning and staining within. Text and plates in good condition. A couple of pages have tears (no loss) Reprint Leather cover 440mm x 290mm (17" x 11"). xii, cxlviii, 351pp; 598pp; 760pp. 99/100 Copper plate engravings + woodcut vignettes in text. Suitable for rebinding restoration and research purposes. N.B.: Heavy set - shipping supplement applies - please ask for shipping quote stating country of destination.

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        Acts Passed at the First Session of the Congress of the United States of America

      Begun and Held at the City of New York, on Wednesday the Fourth of March, in the Year M,DCC,LXXXIX (1789): and of the Independence of the United States the Thirteenth. With: Acts Passed at the Second Session of the Congress of the United States of America , Begun and held at the City of New York, on Monday the Fourth of January, in the Year M,DCC,XC: and of the Independence of the United States the Fourteenth. To Which are Added the Treaties Betwixt the United States and Foreign Nations. With: Acts Passed at the Third Session of the Congress of the United States of America, Begun and held at the City Philadelphia, on Monday the Sixth of December in the Year M,DCC,XC: and of the Independence of the United States of America the Fifteenth. To which is Added an Appendix, Containing Resolves, &c, of the Old Congress. Philadelphia : Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine, Printers to the United States M,DCC,XCI (1791). 4:o. 157,(blank),(1),(blank),(2 blank); 414,(2 blank); 120,(1),(blank),(56 Index) pp. First work is lacking one leaf at the beginning probably a half title or a blank. Contemporary full calf. Spine with tendency to vertical crack on spine. Cracked 25 mm at head of spine. Page 19/20 in Acts passed at the second session torn with loss of text. Page 21/22 with loss of paper upper outer corner not affecting text. Page 173/174 mended tear lower edge. Page 175/176 mended tear and small paper loss at lower edge. Some soiling to page 173-177. Looks like this happened at time of printing. Endpaper at front, titlepage and following to leaves with small damage by insects in lower margin. Previous owner`s signature on front paste-down C. A. Carlsson. Gustavia, March 6, 1833. Book-plate of Carl. Fred. Bagge. 21 x 13 cm.. Bristol B7863, B7864 och B7865

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        A plain and comprehensive grammar of the English language…

      Philadelphia: printed for W. Young. 1789. "18mo, pp. 4, [9]-220pp., contemporary sheep, neatly rebacked with old spine laid down; good and sound. & & An uncommon derivitive of Webster's first revision of his Grammar. The advertisement leaf, unsigned and undated, states that ""some alteration has been made in the manner of exhibiting the modes and tenses of verbs... These, together with a few verbal alterations. are liberties, which, in the absence of Mr. Webster, were hazarded by the editor..."" & & Pages 132-168 contain ""An Essay on Punctuation, Lately Published in London,"" based on that of Joseph Robertson, first pubklished in 1785. While advertised as a ""new feature,"" this essay in fact appeared in the basic grammar of 1787 (Skeel 409). & & Skeel 444 locates 6 copies (1 defective); OCLC adds 4 more; Evans 22260 (incorrect title); Alston I, 388."

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        PLANTAE RARIORES VIVIS COLORIBUS DEPICTAE

      Lugduni Batavorum: apud Jacobum Meerburg, 1789. Second Printing, and the First Edition in Latin . Hardcover. The Plesch Copy of a Botanical Work with 55 Distinctive Colored Plates in Japanese Style. 445 x 279 mm (17 1/2 x 11"). A2-F2, [1] leaf (complete). Second Printing, and the First Edition in Latin. Modern half sheep over contemporary boards, red morocco label. WITH 55 VERY APPEALING HAND-COLORED ETCHED PLATES of flowers and butterflies. Front pastedown with morocco bookplate of Arpad Plesch (see below). Dunthorne 203; Great Flower Books, p.119; Landwehr 126; Nissen BBI 1333; Stafleu & Cowan 5785. Paper boards a bit chafed, marked, and with shallow cracks at upper corners (where the covers have been quite bumped at one time), but the binding sound and, therefore, entirely satisfactory. Six or eight plates slightly toned (one or two of these tending toward brown), otherwise a fine copy internally, the text and plates clean and fresh, the engravings with clear, carefully applied colors, and the margins ample enough to qualify as Large Paper. This is an extremely pleasing copy of a large-folio flower book with illustrations of unusual beauty. While we know of no reason to explain the fact, the plates, done in the Netherlands by a Dutchman, seem remarkably Japanese in character. They are suggestive, rather than naturalistic, presenting the viewer with visual metaphors in two dimensional compositions lacking anything except rudimentary rounding or modeling. There is no use of shadow and no subtle gradations of light and dark. The engraved lines of the plant structures and the inquisitive butterflies they attract are quite apparent, but the coloration is generally toward the pastel. However this cross-fertilization took place (if, in fact, it was at work at all), the result is memorable, as the plates are large, full of tranquility, and faithful in their distinctive style. Gardener, illustrator, and botanist Nicolaas Meerburgh (1734-1814) was born in Leyden and is believed to have trained under master gardener Adriaan Steckhoven. He became curator of the Botanical Garden at the University of Leyden in 1774, and held this post until his death. The present Latin edition has five more plates than the earlier Dutch edition as well as an additional page of text. Our copy comes from the renowned library of Hungarian collector Arpad Plesch (1890-1974), whose botanical library was described by Sotheby's as "unequalled outside the great museums and institutional libraries." Both editions of this work are very difficult to obtain: ABPC lists five other copies of our edition at auction since 1975 and only one copy of the 1775 first printing (this 1775 copy was also from the Plesch library and sold three separate times, the last time in 2003 for a hammer price of £8,000, or just over $13,000). This figure is of some usefulness in determining the worth of the present volume because at the original Plesch auction in 1975, the first edition sold for the same price as our first Latin printing.

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        CEREMONIES ET COUTUMES RELIGIEUSES DE TOUS LES PEUPLES DU MONDE, REPRESENTEES PAR DES FIGURES DESSINEES & GRAVEES... Ouvrage qui comprend l'histoire philosophique de la religion des nations des deux hemispheres; telles que celle des Brames, des Peguans, des Chinois, des Japonois, des Thibetins, & celle des differens peuples qui habitent l'Asie & les Isles de l'Archipelage Indien; celle des Mexicains, des Peruviens, des Bresiliens, des Groenlandois, des Lapons, des Caffres, de tous les Peuples de la Nigritie, de l'Ethiopie & du Monomotapa; celle des Juifs, tant anciens que modernes, celle des Musulmans & des differentes sectes qui la composent; enfin celle des Chretiens & de cette multitude de branches dans lesquelles elle est subdivisee

      Amsterdam: Laporte, 1789. Hardcover. Contents quite clean with a minimum of foxing; occasional tear or crease rarely with any effect on an image. Bindings with edgewear, spines deteriorated; boards detached on the third volume, the front board nearly detached on the first. Bindings quite worn but contents Very Good. Four folio (10" x 16") volumes bound in calf-backed marbled boards of one of the most spectacular illustrated works of the 18th-century. Illustrated with 263 engravings, all but 1 full page and some with more than one image, and including 41 large folding plates. First published in 1723 with 223 copper engravings, this edition is enlarged and appears to be the last published in the 18th century and in folio size. The plates, many double-page, illustrate in great detail scenes of religious ceremonies, views of temples and churches, and religious costumes. This edition is not in Sabin. Bookplates of O'Connell and Adolph Grant on the pastedowns. Perhaps the best known illustrated history of religion of the 18th century, this work is especially noteworthy for its depictions of Jewish religious customs as well as a number of plates after De Bry of Native American ceremonies. ìPicart earned a place in the history of Jewish art by his realistic portrayal of Jewish religious rites. These constitute an invaluable record of Dutch Jewry in the early 18th-centuryî (ENCYCLOPEDIA JUDAICA).

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        An account of the principal lazarrettos in Europe. Inscribed to Baron Perryn

      Warrington & London: T Cadell, 1789. Howard, John (1726?-1790). An account of the principal lazarettos in Europe; with various papers relative to the plague: Together with further observations on some foreign prisons and hospitals; and additional remarks on the present state of those in Great Britain and Ireland. 4to. [v-vii] viii, 259 [15] pp. 22 engraved plates, fold. eng. table. Lacking half-title and (possibly) initial blank, as in most presentation copies. Warrington: William Eyres for T. Cadell, J. Johnson, C. Dilly, and J. Taylor, 1789. 298 x 233 mm. Half calf, gilt spine, rubbed. Light browning & foxing, but very good. Presentation copy, with blank leaf (possibly original initial blank) bound after the title, bearing Howard's inscription to Sir Richard Perryn, Baron of the Exchequer (1723-1803): "Mr. Howard requests Mr. Baron Perryn, will be kind enough to accept this book from him, as a small mark of his respect." Perryn's engraved bookplate on front pastedown.First Edition. Garrison-Morton 1601. Although best known as a prison reformer on the strength of his famous State of the Prisons in England and Wales (1777; see Printing and the Mind of Man 224), the English philanthropist John Howard was also concerned with the improvement of sanitary conditions in other public institutions. His work in this area represents an important link in the development of the public health movement. The present work, an investigation of the conditions of English and European hospitals (including mental hospitals and quarantine detention houses) contains both plans and notes on management and personnel; it also includes notes of Howard's latest inspections of Irish, Scottish and English prisons.Howard presented this copy of his Lazarettos to British jurist Sir Richard Perryn, who was named Baron (i.e., judge) of the Court of Exchequer in 1776. "As a judge in criminal cases Perryn seems to have been inclined to ameliorate the law's harshness" (Oxford DNB); he was thus likely to have been receptive to Howard's recommendations for prison reform. Arnold M. Muirhead, in his preface to Baumgartner's John Howard, notes that presentation copies of Howard's State of the Prisons usually have the half-title removed and a separate leaf with Howard's inscription inserted; Howard also followed this custom with the Lazarettos. Baumgartner 21. Norman 1109.

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        Regolamento dei Regi spedali di Santa Maria Nuova di Bonifazio

      Florence: Gaetano Cambiagi, 1789. Chiarugi, Vincenzo (1739-1820). Regolamento dei Regi spedali di Santa Maria Nuova di Bonifazio. 4to. lxxviii, [2], 416, [82]pp., incl. 27 charts (some folding, some double-page). Engraved title and 10 folding engraved plates (1 in facsimile). Florence: Gaetano Cambiagi, 1789. 273 x 200 mm. 19th cent. half vellum, marbled boards, light rubbing. Paper flaw in leaf oo1, otherwise fine. First Edition. In 1774, under the enlightened rule of the Grand Duke Peter Leopold of Tuscany, the first law in Europe authorizing hospital care for the insane was enacted. The following year Vincenzo Chiarugi, then senior physician at the Hospital of Santa Maria Nuova, recommended to the Duke that the insane be relocated to the old Bonifazio Hospital, which would be renovated for the purpose; in 1788, the new Bonifazio Hospital was officially opened. Chiarugi was named physician-in-chief of the new hospital, which was dedicated to the care of insane, incurable, invalid and dermatologic patients; his humane administration with regard to the insane marked the first application of the principles of treatment that form the basis of modern psychiatry.Chiarugi required a physical examination and clinical assessment of each patient admitted, hygienic rooms with segregation of the sexes, no restraint beyond strait jacket and cotton strips, a firm but kindly attitude on the part of the staff, and no work assignments for the patients except those that would benefit their situations.When it came time to reprint the regulations of the Hospital of Santa Maria Nuova (which had been issued a few years previously by Count Covoni-Girolami), the Grand Duke encouraged Chiarugi to add a section on the rules and regulations of the Bonifazio Hospital. Chiarugi's additions to this administrative manual constitute the first appearance in print of his reforms in the care of the mentally ill, preceding by four years their fuller exposition in his Della pazzia in genere, e in specie. Mora, "Chiarugi and psychiatric reform," J. Hist. Med. & Allied Sci. 14 (1959), pp 424-433. Norman 474.

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

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

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

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

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        Souvenirs d'un Homme du Monde. In two volumes

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

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