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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)

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland, And Lancashire: Together with an Account, Historical, Topographical, And Descriptive, Of the Adjacent Country. To Which is Added a Sketch of the Border Laws and Customs

      Penrith: Privately Published, 1789. Second Edition. Hardback. Good: A overall reasonably presentable copy with all maps present. All notable faults: Covers rather worn, one long tear to the plate of the view from Penrith Beacon, edges of plate 10 a little worn, minor wear to the edges of the other plates, title and half title pages not present, heavy wear to the edges of most text pages, pages 189 to 193 not present, heavy loss to the upper corner of page v with later paper repair and edges of some maps sown in. 16356. <b> Bibliographical Details: </b> Second Edition [[Bicknell 19 and Upcott, page 121]].

      [Bookseller: Kirkland Books Ltd]
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        ESSAI sur l'Administration des Finances de la France et de la libération des dettes de l&#146;Etat. Au Roi et aux Représentans de la Nation.

      Sans lieu ni nom d&#146;imprimeur, 1789. - In-8. 408pp. Broché, couv. muette de l&#146;époque, non rogné. Edition Originale. Ouvrage resté anonyme traitant surtout de la réforme de l&#146;impôt et de l&#146;assainissement des finances de l&#146;Etat. «Soulager le peuple des sommes immenses.amortir les dettes. choisir parmi les impôts les moins onéreux et anéantir tous les autres». Politiquement l&#146;auteur dénonce le «despotisme ministériel» et se prononce pour la responsabilité des ministres devant les assemblées de représentants de la nation. Dos consolidé. Bon exemplaire, grand de marges. ** Manque à Barbier et à INED. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Comellas]
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      London: Printed for John Murray, 1789. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH . Hardcover. 350 x 280 mm (13 3/4 x 11"). Three volumes bound in five. Translated by Henry Hunter. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. Contemporary diced russia, covers with frame featuring a gilt floral chain, raised bands flanked by thick and thin gilt rules, small gilt wheel tool at the center of spine panels, gilt titling, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With three engraved title vignettes, more than 350 engraved text illustrations, and 173 ENGRAVED PLATES SHOWING HEADS OF THE GREAT AND LOWLY (three of the illustrations and one of the plates by William Blake, much of the engraved material after Henry Fuseli). Osler 3178; Wellcome III, 458; Bentley, "Blake Books" 481; Lowndes II, 1321 ("a sumptuous edition"). Joints a bit worn, three of them starting at tail, corners bumped, boards somewhat spotted, about half the plates affected by (mostly marginal) foxing, a couple dozen noticeably so, minor offsetting from engravings, other minor defects, but the text smooth and clean with ample margins, and the attractive original bindings sound and generally well preserved. This is the first appearance in English of a key work in the field of physiognomy, with four engravings by William Blake. First published in German between 1775 and 1778, Lavater&#39;s great work was translated into French by La Haye and from there into our edition, which was originally issued in 41 parts between 1789 and 1798. Our luxurious edition on fine paper was overseen by artist Henry Fuseli (1741-1825), who grew up with Lavater (1741-1801) in Zurich. The text draws heavily on the works of Italian polymath Giambattista della Porta and on the "Religio Medici" of Sir Thomas Browne, which was published in German in 1748 and much praised by Lavater. According to Britannica, this work was widely admired for its "handsome style of publication and the accompanying illustrations." The original plates were re-engraved for our edition under Fuseli&#39;s supervision, employing top English engravers, among them Blake, whose work appears in volume I (the memorable portrait of Democritus, after Rubens, bound between pp. 158 and 159, and three signed illustrations in the text on pp. 127, 206, and 225). There is significant foxing in this set--as there is in almost all copies of this first English edition--but the still-pleasing original bindings go a good distance toward compensating for this.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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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 (247 × 187 mm). Contemporary speckled full calf, spine elaborately gilt-tooled in compartments, red morocco title label, floral gilt roll to board edges, edges dyed yellow. 7 engraved plates, 2 folding, one of which is a panoramic view of Selbourne as frontispiece. The Natural History and The Antiquities each have their own section-title with an engraved vignette. Complete with appendices in Latin, an index and list of errata. With the usual misprints: p. 292 misnumbered 262, sig. Ppp 2 misassigned Pp2, and pp. 441&#150;2 omitted from pagination sequence but text continuous. Illustrated bookplate, incorporating an appropriate staff of Asclepius, of William Binns Cowper, sometime of the Royal Army Medical Corps during WWII. Also bookseller&#39;s ticket of R. D. Steedman (and the pencil cataloguing annotations of D. J. Steedman.) Very skilfully rebacked with the original spine laid down, minor marks and scratches to covers, top edge somewhat dust-darkened, internally fine but for some faint offsetting and mild cockling; an extraordinarily nice copy in excellent condition. First edition of this classic text of both English natural history and literature, "the first book which raised natural history into the region of literature" (Encyclopaedia Britannica), uncommon in contemporary binding. The book is arranged into three sequences of letters &#150; those addressed to Pennant and to Barrington forming the natural history portion of the volume, the remainder forming an account of parish antiquities.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        AN ACCOUNT OF THE PRINCIPAL LAZARETTOS IN EUROPE WITH VARIOUS PAPERS RELATIVE TO THE PLAGUE. Leona Baumgartner copy. Together with Further Observations on Some Foreign Prisons and Hospitals; and Additional Remarks on the Present State of Those in Great Britain and Ireland

      Printed by William Eyres, Warrington, and sold by T. Cadell, J. Johnson, C. Dilly, and J. Taylor. London. 1789 - FIRST EDITION. 4to. (11.8 x 9.7 inches). Illustrated with 22 engraved plates, 19 of them folding, plus large fold-out table. [6], 259, [13]pp. Lacking the directions to the binder leaf, presumably removed by the binder when the book was bound. Generally a clean and tidy copy but with a few gatherings, and engravings, affected by foxing. Early half brown calf binding which has been re-backed in cloth and with the calf spine re-laid with some loss, mainly to the top and bottom. Hinges cracked but holding. An interesting copy with the bookplates of three previous owners; 1. Arthur Atherley (1772 - 1844) English Member of Parliament for the Southampton constituency three times, as Whig, Liberal and Reformer. -- 2. John Farquhar Fulton (1899 - 1960) one of the three founders of the Medical Historical Library at Yale. Fulton also participated in the first clinical trials of penicillin in the United States. -- 3. Leona Baumgartner (1902 - 1991) New York City's Commissioner of Health from 1954 to 1962 when President John F. Kennedy appointed her to head the Office of Technical Cooperation and Research at A.I.D., making her the highest-ranking woman in the United States Government at the time. More importantly regarding this volume, she was also the author of JOHN HOWARD (1726-1790), Hospital & Prison Reformer: A Bibliography. 1939. Tipped in to the front free endpaper is a hand written note, dated 1934, from Fulton presenting this volume to her. There is also a typed letter, signed, by the New York Rare book dealer Herbert Reichner, dated 1944, suggesting a variant edition of Howard's Account of the Principal Lazarettos that she had not included in her book and a catalogue description of said volume plus a couple of other descriptions of copies of the book, one hand written and one printed. Not the most attracive copy but certainly one with an interesting history. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster-ABA.]
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        Oeuvres completes de Voltaire (&#132;Kehler Ausgabe"), 69 Bände (v. 70).

      O. O. (Kehl), De l'Imprimerie de la Société Littéraire-Typographique,1784 - 1789. - Frühe, umfassende Gesamtausgabe der Werke des berühmten Aufklärers, Lyrikers und Dramatikers Fran?ois-Marie Arouet (Voltaire, 1694 &#150; 1778). Die von Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais herausgegebene &#132;Kehler Ausgabe" gilt bis heute als berühmteste Werkausgabe Voltaires. französich 75000 Die Bände partiell etwas berieben, sonst durchweg in gutem, unversehrtem Zustand; bei Bd. 47 kleine Ecke des Rückenschildes fehlend; bei den Bänden 6 und 37 jeweils letzte Seiten etwas feuchtigkeitsrandig; Seiten sonst bemerkenswert sauber (nicht gebräunt), allenfalls wenige Seiten leicht fleckig. In toto gutes, ansehnliches, auch innen sauberes Exemplar dieser renommierten frühen Werkausgabe. Weitere Fotos zu diesem Angebot auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Exemplar in 69 (von 70) Bänden (fehlend, missing: Bd. 38). Pappbände der Zeit in braun-schwarzer Marmorierung mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf schwarzem Rückenschild sowie goldgeprägten Ornamentleisten; Format: 22 x 15 cm. Die Bände 1, 16 und 70 jeweils mit ganzseitigem gestochenen Porträt Voltaires als Frontispiz; Bd. 31 mit 14 ganzseitigen Kupfertafeln zu Voltaires physikalischen Schriften.

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        The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, in the County of Southampton

      London: T. Bensley for B. White and Son, 1789. v, [3], 468pp, [14]. Later full morocco by Riviere, raised bands, spine in six panels, author and title to second panel, place and date to third, remaining with central flower device and flower head corner pieces, triple fillet border to covers, rules to edges and rolls to inner edges all in gilt, a.e.g. Spine very slightly faded, otherwise bright and clean. Internally the frontispiece is lightly foxed, with an old repair to reverse of two folds, very occasional light browning and spotting, the plate of the bird has been folded to fore-edge, but generally bright and clean. Complete with a folding frontispiece and six full-page engravings and two vignettes. Martin, pages 90-97; British Bee Books 143; Mullens and Swann, page 633; Nissen IVB 985. First Edition. Full Morocco. Very Good. Illus. by Grimm, S.H.. 4to.

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      Baltasar De Manteli, S/L 1789 - Piel Gofrada en Seco de época, falto de cabezales, 27 págs. Obra muy rara, desconocida a Palau. Solo 1 ejemplar en CCPBE. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Mémoires sur la campagne de 1788 en Suède, par le prince Charles de Hesse.

      Köpenhamn, Jean Frederic Schultz, 1789. 8:o. (2),+ 108,+ (88) s. Lagerfläckig och med enstaka småfläckar. Bläckanteckningar i marginalen av Gustaf d'Albedyhll på s. 5-6, 73 och 85. Nära samtida blått pappband, vit ryggtiteletikett. Ur Gustaf d'Albedyhlls bibliotek, med hans exlibris, och ur Ericsbergs, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris klistrat ovanpå d'Albedyhlls. Setterwall 3382. Carlander III, 88ff. Fin proveniens av första upplagan av Karl von Hessens berättelse om kriget mellan Sverige och Danmark 1788. Diplomaten Gustaf d'Albedyhll anlände som minister till Köpenhamn, för andra gången, i november 1787 och blev avsatt efter skandalen med en felslagen plan att vintern 1788-89 bränna upp en rysk eskader som ankrat i det isbelagda Öresund. Hela 1788 var han dock på plats i Köpenhamn, där han hade god kontakt med Bernstorff.Boken utkom samma år i en ovanlig svensk upplaga, och även i en dansk, tysk och engelsk. Karl av Hessen (1744-1836) var militär i dansk tjänst och ledde de danska trupperna i Norge mot Sverige i dansk-svenska kriget 1788. Boken handlar mycket om striderna i Bohuslän. Publicerad med 33 aktstycken på slutet.Gustaf d'Albedyhlls (1758-1819) boksamling ärvdes av hans son Carl Gustaf Eichstedt d'Albedyhll (1800-56), som därigenom tillsammans med egna förvärv byggde upp en mycket stor samling, framförallt inom nordisk historia. Denna samling skulle sålts på auktion 1843, men köptes i stället i sin helhet av Carl Jedvard Bonde, för övrigt samma år som denne efterträdde d'Albedyhll som överceremonimästare. Gustaf d'Albedyhlls exlibris i variant 1 med devisen "Mors sine musis vita"

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        Kommentar über Josephs des Zweyten allgemeine Gerichtsordnung.

      Wien, Johann Thomas Edler von Trattner, 1789. - (8), 164 SS. Mit gest. Frontispiz (Ignaz Unterberger inv. et sculp.) und Wappenvignette in Holzschnitt am Titel. Pappband. Folio. Erste Ausgabe; im selben Jahr erschien eine lateinische Ausgabe. - Kees (1747-99), Musterbild des pflichttreuen Beamten und Juristen der Aufklärung, war einer der wesentlichen Autoren der "Josephina" sowie des personenrechtlichen ABGB von 1786. "In ein chaotisches Regiment ohne Geist, Zweck und Tact hatte er Ordnung, Recht und Gewissenhaftigkeit gebracht" (Wurzbach). - Titel leicht braunfleckig, sonst sauber. Aus der Südmährischen Privatbibliothek Alexander Franz Fleischer, Wien mit entspr. Stempel am Vorsatz. Stubenrauch 2013. Wurzbach XI, 119 (zu Unterbergers Portraitkupfer S. 120). Wernigg II, 5889. Seemann (Trattner) 4184. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        La Sainte Bible Contenant L'Ancien et le Nouveau Testament. 12 volumes

      Defer de Maisonneuve, Paris 1789 - quarter leather; Ornee de 300 figures gravees d'apres les dessins de M Marillier Book condition: good; top inner hinge separated in vol I; other internal hinges firm; plates and text clean and bright; spines rubbed; boards very good; Theology French [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poems by Anthony Pasquin. Second Edition

      London: J. Strahan, 1789. Second edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. Two volumes bound in one. London: J. Strahan, [1789]. xxxi,[i], 203,[1];268pp. Title-page vignettes. Subscribers&#39; list. Neatly bound in contemporary black quarter-morocco, gilt lettering & decoration, vellum tips, plain boards. 19th-century ownership-name to pastedowns. A very good copy. (**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY** - This is a heavy/overweight book, therefore additional postage will be charged - PLEASE CONTACT US for a prior shipping quote and for further information).

      [Bookseller: JAMES HAWKES]
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        PAYKULL, GUSTAF (von).

      Monographia staphylinorum Sveciæ. Uppsala, J. Edman, 1789. 8:o. (12),81,(1) s. + PAYKULL, GUSTAF (von). Monographia caraborum Sveciæ. Uppsala, J. Edman, 1790. 8:o. 138 s. + PAYKULL, GUSTAF (von). Monographia curculionum Sveciæ. Uppsala, J. Edman, 1792. 8:o. (8),151,(1) s. Häftad och oskuren i nött samtida gråpappomslag med handskriven titeltext. Ryggen delvis defekt och omslaget delvis ngt solkigt. I det andra arbetet är s. 7-10 helt loss. Några sidor bruntonade i denna del och andra ouppskurna. Sista arbetet har några solkfläckar på titelsidan och en mindre reva i yttermarginalen på s. 41-43. Med en samtida anteckning att volymen är en gåva av författaren och L. M. Holmbergs, av en gammal auktionslapp delvis överklistrade, namnteckning.. Gustaf von Paykull (1757-1826) var kluven mellan den vittra och vetenskapliga banan, men då Leopold ska ha sagt åt honom att han var en av de främsta av våra medelmåttiga poeter, fick detta omdöme honom att mer ägna sig åt vetenskapen. Som entomolog publicerade han ett tiotal rön i "Vetenskapsakademiens handlingar" och separat bland annat föreliggande arbeten, vilka är vackert tryckta av Edman i Uppsala. Han belönades 1818 med friherrlig värdighet som tack för att han skänkte sin stora naturaliesamling till Vetenskapsakademien, där den bildade grunden till Naturhistoriska riksmuseet

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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        Essays on physiognomy, designed to promote the knowledge and the love of mankind.

      John Murray 1789; 1792; 1810 Complete with all blank leaves, half-titles and directions to the binder. With more than 800 engravings, including 173 copper engraved plates and 359 text images by and after Thomas Holloway, Fuseli and others, and by William Blake. Contemporary polished calf, gilt spines, front joints a bit sensitive; interior with minor foxing and off-setting of the plates as usual, but generally a tall, clean and well-margined set in excellent condition. First English edition of Volumes I and II, with the sheets of the third volume reissued by Stockdale. The work is famous for the splendid illustrations and vignettes, including the plates by William Blake. It was a classic pseudo-scientific work, extremely influential in the history of psychiatry, and represents Lavater's account of madmen, demons, and terror. Fuseli's drawings are rendered with distinction in the engravings of Thomas Holloway, and in one instance, Gillray (see Ray, The illustrator and the book in England, 20). Lavater (1741-1801) was a German poet, mystical writer and physiognomist.

      [Bookseller: B & L Rootenberg]
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        Blason ou Art Heraldique.

      Subject: (Araldica). Paris, 1789, cop. muta, pp. (4) con 33 tavole, delle quali 28 di cm. 44 x 29, 5 quattro 22 x 29, 5 ed una 65 x 51, tutte incise in rame.

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        Flora Scotica: Or a Systematic Arrangement in the Linnaean Method of the Native Plants of Scotland and the Hebrides

      London: R. Faulder, 1789. Two volumes complete - Volume One - [4], *v-*xii, v-xli, 530pp and Volume Two - [4], 531-1151pp, [25]. Later half-morocco and cloth, cloth with a diaper pattern, smooth spine with gilt rules and title and volume number lettered directly to spine. Slightly rubbed to extremities, spine ends rubbed, corners bumped and worn. Internally generally fairly bright and clean. The additional engraved titles are lightly stained, a few of the engraved plates have light marginal staining but are generally quite bright and clean. With 35 plates (6 folding) as called for. Thomas Pennant paid for the publication, this was the "only professedly complete work on the plants of Scotland until 1821" (Henrey pg 158). A reissue of the first edition of 1777, with new printed title pages and the addition of *v-*xii* (&#39;Some Account of the Author&#39;, written by Pennant). Henrey 970, Pritzel 5308. Second Edition. Half Morocco and Cloth. Good. 8vo.

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        Saggio di memorie della città di Tolentino raccolte ed illustrate da don Carlo Santini della medesima città professore pubblico d'eloquenza in Pesaro

      Cortesi e Capitani - Macerata 1789 In-4°. Pagine XIII, (6), 382, (2) p., (5) carte di tavole Rilegatura in cartonato rustico coevo. Alcune macchie e bruniture. Stato di conservazione ottimo. Rarissima edizione originale di questo celebre e fondamentale studio storico-artistico sulla città di Tolentino nelle Marche. All?interno alcune incisioni e tavole.

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        Derrotero de las costas de España en el Océano Atlántico, y de las Islas Azores o terceras, para inteligencia y uso de las cartas esféricas presentadas al Rey nuestro Señor por el Excmo. Sr. Baylío Fr. D. Antonio Valdés

      - Madrid, Viuda de Ibarra, Hijos y Cía., 1789, 25,5 x 18,5 cm., plena piel de época, hilos dorados en las tapas, portada + XVII + 247 págs. MARINA

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Antonio Mateos]
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        Discours, addressé [sic] à un certain peuple sur sa situation présente ?

      se vend chez W. Richardson" [but probably continental],, "a Londres 1789 - Second edition, a rare Revolutionary pamphlet, first published the year before, and amended here in light of the 'happy events' of the Revolution which 'obligent le zèle et la bonne foi de l'auteur ? de donner ici, comme dans un postscrit, ou supplément, les corrections et additions que la justice et le changement des circonstances rendent nécessaires' (p. iii). The pagination in both versions, however, is identical.The author analyses the effects of a revolution in France by looking at the changes it would make under three headings - 'La Justice, l'utilité, la facilité'; gives a spirited criticism of what is now known as the anciene régime; and joyously lauds the actions of his revolutionary comrades. 8vo (225 x 140 mm)., pp. viii, 99, [1]; uncut and unopened in the original decorated paper wrappers. A very good copy. [Both editions are rare. ESTC locates 4 copies of the first (Christ Church Oxford, John Rylands, Huntington, Colorado), but only one of the second (British Library).] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Genera plantarum secundum ordines naturales disposita, juxta methodum in Horto Regio

      Paris: Herissant und Barrois, 1789 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (210x131 mm). [24], lxxii, 498, [2] pp. Contemporary sprinkled cardboard with morocco spine label (slightly soiled and corners bumped), marbled endpapers. Text slightly browned and somewhat foxed, fore-edge untrimmed, neat old handwritten shelfmark label pasted to inner board. A nice copy. ---- <br><br> Horblit 68b; Hunt 703; Norman 1194; Stafleu TL2 3468. See also Morton, History of Botanical Science, pp.311-3 and Stafleu, Linnaeus and the Linnaeans, pp.321-2. - FIRST EDITION OF A LANDMARK IN THE HISTORY OF BOTANY. In this "revolutionary work" (Hunt) A. L. de Jussieu (1748--1836) set up a complete natural vegetable system, which superseded Linnaeus&#39; classification and became the starting-point for all subsequent systematic improvements..

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        Hymns on select texts of scripture, and occasional subjects, by the Rev. Joseph Hoskins, Late minister of the Gospel at Castle-Green-Meeting, Bristol. carefully corrected and revised by the Rev. James Moody, of Warwick, and the Rev. Mr. Bottomley.

      Bristol: printed by Bulgin and Rosser, for Richard Farman, administrator, of whom they may be had, 1789 - 12mo in 6s (152mm), iv,412,[8]p.; Fine front. port. The last four leaves contain the tables and contents of the supplement. This copy is a variant in which two unnumbered leaves, headed: 'Advertisement. The annexed inscription was made soon after the decease of Mr. Hoskins.', were inserted after the titlepage. The frontispiece by J. Cook of St. Maryport, Bristol is not mentioned in ESTC. Contemporary sprinkled calf. With the booklable of Paul Morgan. A very nice copy. Not in Jackson, Annals of English Verse. Joseph Hoskins, (1745-1788). He was a Congregational minister who served for ten years at Castle Green Chapel in Bristol. In the three years before his death he wrote 384 hymns which were published posthumously by fellow Congregational ministers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Del dialetto napoletano.

      presso Giuseppe Maria Porcelli 1789 Del dialetto napoletano. Edizione seconda corretta ed accresciuta. Napoli, presso Giuseppe Maria Porcelli, 1789. In16mo; pp. XV,199. Tela coeva, titolo in oro al dorso. Celebre studio, corredato da un ampio repertorio di scrittori napoletani, pubblicato anonimo. Martorana, pag. 217: ?Il Galiani spiritoso nello scrivere, e sempre senza superbia, pubblicava le sue opere senza nome?.

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        Essai sur la secte des Illuminés. EA (?) - es scheinen mehrere Drucke aus dem Jahr 1789 zu existieren.

      Titel, xv, 127 S.. 8°. Restaurierter HLederband d. Zeit auf 5 Bünden, mit etwas Rückenvergoldung. Rücken etwas beschabt; Fehlstellen an den Kapitalen professionell ergänzt; Lederecken professionell erneuert; Bezugspapier der Deckel mit Hadernpapier erneuert; Vorsätze erneuert (etwas unschön mit leicht glänzendem Papier); fl.(alte) Vorsätze leimschattig; gering stockfleckig; Bll. durchgehend in der unteren Ecke und größtenteils auch in der restlichen Fußkante etwas fleckig bzw. wasserfleckig; einige Bll. mit kleinem Abriss in der unteren Ecke (kein Textverlust); Stempel und kleine Bibliothekssignatur auf dem Titel. Schrift (eher eine Verteidigungsschrift) über die Illuminaten und Freimaurer, insbesondere in Frankreich (Illuminés d?Avignon) und Deutschland, und ihre Vorgeschichte; bei den deutschen Illuminaten beschränkt sich der Verfasser dabei auf die in Preussen. Der Verfasser Jean-Pierre-Louis de La Roche du Maine, Marquis de Luchet (1740-1792); franz. Kavallerieoffizier, Schriftsteller und Journalist; nach der Militärzeit versuchte er sich als Unternehmer - dabei war er allerdings wenig erfolgreich, denn 1776 mußte er vor seinen Gläubigern nach Lausanne fliehen; hier scheiterte er mit der Herausgabe einer Zeitschrift; daraufhin begab er sich in den Dienst (Bibliothekar) des Landgrafen Karl von Hessen-Kassel (dieser war Freimauerer und soll auch Mitglied des Illuminatenordens gewesen sein); Luchet wurde außerdem zum Sekretär der "Gesellschaft der Alterthümer" in Kassel gewählt; 1788 gewährte ihm der Prinz Heinrich von Preussen eine Pension von 2000 Talern. Barbier II, 245.

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      - Paris, Maradan, 1789-1793. 20x26 cm. (26x35 cm. pour l'Atlas). Ouvrage en 6 volumes (5 volumes de texte + 1 volume pour l'Atlas). 773, 550, 491, 722, et 559 pages. Élégantes reliures en demi-basane à petits coins. Plats recouverts de papier beige. Dos lisses ornés de bandes dorées. Titre sur pièces de couleur orangée. Tomaison sur pièces turquoises de forme ovale. Texte traduit de l'allemand par M. Gauthier de la Peyronie. Atlas constitué de 1 carte générale de l'Empire de Russie, 10 autres cartes géographiques, 77 planches de botanique, 12 planches représentant des fourneaux, moulins, monuments, etc., 11 planches représentant des idoles et des costumes, 11 planches d'animaux, d'histoire naturelle, etc., soit 122 planches au total. "Le mérite et les travaux du professeur Pallas ont déjà été appréciés par tous les savants de l'Europe. L'exactitude de ses observations, la profondeur de ses réflexions et la multitude des faits intéressants de tous genre qu'il a rassemblés, lui assignent une place distinguée parmi les plus célèbres voyageurs." (Quérard, VI, 569). Cité par Brunet et Cohen. Quelques très rares feuillets très légèrement brunis, sinon ensemble dans un état de fraîcheur exceptionnel. Envoi de photographies et d'informations sur simple demande.

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        De Ischiade Nervosa Commentarius Novis Curis Auctior + De Sedibus Variolarum

      Bononiae + Sanctia Thomae Aquinatis 1789 - 2 volumes bound as one. Neapoli et Bononiae : typ. S. Thomae Aquinatis. 122 p. plates. + 158 p. Only one plate from Variolarum present. Tear with minor loss to vellum along spine tail. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. ?Cotugno wasthe first to describe the fluid surrounding the spinal cord and tosuggest that it was in continuity with the ventricular and cerebral subarachnoid fluids. However, his concept of the cerebral and spinal fluid, which is the beginning of its modern physiology,remained in obscurity until rediscovery by Magendie some 60 yearslater???-G & M 1382 (1764 ed.). Wellcome, Vol II, p 398. Heirs of Hippocrates No. 1027. Waller 2166. AND Heirs of Hippocrates No. 647; Garrison & Morton No. 1382. De Sedibus Variolarum concerns smallpox. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ristretto Istorico Cronologico degl&#39; Imperatori, Pontefici, Concilj e Sette

      Firenze (Florence) "Chronological History of the Emperors, Popes, and the Council of Seven" (I think). The first 3 volumes of an apparently incomplete set; vol. 3 goes only through the 12th century. Vol. 1 is publ. 1789 by &#39;Nella Stamperia degli Eredi Pecchioni&#39;. Vols. 2 & 3 are publ. 1790 by &#39;Gaetano Cambiagi Stampator Reale&#39;. (Cambiagi was an important publisher in Florence at that time; Pecchioni had much fewer productions and it is difficult to learn anything about him.) In every other respect these volumes are identical, using the same typefaces, paper, endpapers and bindings. The paper has a watermark which is very hard to see, as it appears only partially in the upper left corner of some pages. Edges are speckled red; pastedowns are handpainted with a floral pattern. Bound such that there are no free endpapers; pages sewn directly to the vellum. The vellum is smartly hand-lettered on each spine. Each vol. has an owner&#39;s name on the blank page before title, there is some minor soiling on the covers and light rippling to the pages, and the title on the spine of vol. 2 is faded or rubbed. The text is very bright and clean. 376 + 287 + 287 pp.; final pp. of 2 & 3 are followed by a page of &#39;Errori Correzioni&#39; (errata). A rare set in remarkable condition.. First Edition. Vellum.

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        London Almanack for the year of Christ 1790 : the Almanack explained.

      - [London] : Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1789] 12mo, [24]pp. all engraved and illustrated. Original full red morocco, covers with inlays of blue and white morocco, all decorated with wavy gilt lines, in a matching (original) slipcase of full morocco. In virtually pristine condition. A very rare miniature book, measuring 2.25 x 1.25 ins. One copy recorded at auction (Houghton copy - Christie's, Dec 5, 1979, lot 196, £110 ($242), Rand - Spielmann 316). Bromer pp. 92-95 describes several almanacs in ÒmosaicÓ bindings similar to this one; they were first issued in the late 17th century and continued on well into the 19th century. Examples of 18th century editions are now virtually unfindable in this condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire naturelle du Jorat et de ses environs; Et celle des trois lacs de Neuchatel,Morat et Bienne; Précédées d'un Essai sur le climat, les productions, le commerce, les animauxde la partie du Pays de Vaud ou de la Suisse Romande, qui entre dans le plan de cet ouvrage. En 2volumes.

      - Important Ouvrage en très bon état n dans une bellereliure décorative. AUTEUR:RAZOUMOWSKY, G(régoire) de TITRE:Histoire naturelle du Jorat et de ses environs; Et celle des trois lacs de Neuchatel,Morat et Bienne; Précédées d'un Essai sur le climat, les productions, le commerce, les animauxde la partie du Pays de Vaud ou de la Suisse Romande, qui entre dans le plan de cet ouvrage. En 2volumes. LIEU: EDITEUR, DATE:Lausanne, Jean Mourer, 1789 COLLATION:in-8°, XX + 322 p. + 3 planches gravées dépliantes / IV + 238 p. + 3 planchesgravées dépliantes FORMAT: In- 8 22 x 14 cm RELIURE: Reliure postérieure ( début XXe ) en demi-cuir vert , dos lisse orné de 2 pièces encuir rouge mosaïquées et d'un joli décor aux fers dorés. ILLUSTRATIONS: 6 Planches dépliantes in - fine grévées en taille douce. COMPLET ETAT: Reliures solides et décoratives, les dos un peu insolés sur la longueur. Intérieurpropre et généralement frais , quelques rares & pâles rousseurs souvent en marge n'empêchent enrien la lecture. TRES BON ETAT BIOGRAPHIE & THEME:Comte Grégoire de Razoumowsky, gentilhomme polonais, mort en 1837,sejourna à Lausanne de 1780 à la Révolution et y publia d'importants ouvrages sur la minéralogievaudoise POIDS: 1200 g NOUVEAU ! Indiquez-nous vos desiderata pourêtre averti par email de la mise en vente de nouveaux ouvrages qui vous interessent ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        H.) Historisches Taschenbuch der königlich-schwedischen Armee für das Jahr 1790.

      Stralsund, Christian Lorenz Struck, (1789?). 8:o. 128 s. Genomgående med småfläckar. Nött samtida hfrbd, guldornerad rygg med upphöjda bind och röd titeletikett, nötta marmorerade pärmpapper och röda stänksnitt. Namnteckning på bakpärmens insida. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris. Setterwall 482. Något osäkert tryckår. Setterwall anger 1790, men Libris har 1789; förordet är daterat september 1789. Daniel Heinrich Thomas i Stralsund skrev ett antal böcker i svensk historia och statsförvaltning. Denna innehåller historiska uppsatser om svenska arméen genom tiderna och statistiska upgifter om den nuvarande

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      - Madrid, Ofic. Benito Cano, 1789,4 tomos gran folio piel, 2800 págs + 2 láminas con árboles genealógicos HISTORIA

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        History of the People Called Quakers [Complete in Four Volumes]

      Dublin, R. Jackson 1789 - Subjects: Society of Friends--History. Page edges browned with some minor institutional marks remaining internally. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a green morocco gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 4 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LOS COMENTARIOS . Tomo I ( Indice de los capítulos del Tomo segundo de los Comentarios de Cesar : Libro I, II y III de la Guerra Civil - Libro de la Guerra de Alexandria - Libro de la Guerra de Africa - Libro de la Guerra de España )

      Imprenta Real 1789 - Madrid 1789 . Traducidos en castellano por Don Manuel de Valbuena, catedrático de poética y retórica del Real Seminario de Nobles de esta Corte . Encuad : plena pasta española , 13 x 19,5cms. XXIV+565pag. Un mapa plegado . Tema : Autores Antiguos, Historia de Roma . Libro fatigado, con roces en cubierta, bastantes retos de óxido, sello de goma anterior propietario .

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        A Party Angling; The Angler&#39;s Repast

      London: Published by John Raphael Smith, 28 November 1789. Mezzotints. Image size: 17 1/8 x 21 7/8 inches. 18 3/4 x 23 inches approx. A pair of the most famous fishing prints after George Morland, the master of English genre painting. George Morland was one of the most successful genre painters of his time, creating, during his industrious career, some of England&#39;s most cherished paintings. At an early age Morland displayed his artistic genius, he learned to paint at three and exhibited his first work at the Royal Academy at the mere age of ten. He was a prodigious painter, producing more than 4000 paintings during the entirety of his career, and sometimes painting two or three works in a day. His beautiful idealistic scenes were a favorite source of inspiration for contemporary engravers, and as many as 250 separate engravings were done of his paintings during his lifetime. His brother-in-law, William Ward, engraved a great number of his paintings reproducing in print his endearing paintings of English country life. Ward&#39;s engravings after Morland are some of the most beautiful prints of the period; they combine fine technical skill and inspired artistic imagination to create enduring images that speak of the taste and beauty of the age. "Angler&#39;s Repast" was the first collaboration between Ward and Morland. During the eighteenth century punt fishing became a very fashionable sport, gentlemen and ladies gathered in droves to enjoy this popular outdoor pursuit. Morland was so struck with the charm of this pastime that he quickly rendered it on to canvas, thus creating two of his most cherished paintings. The two fashionable ladies pictured in the paintings are in fact Morland and Ward&#39;s wives, while the gentlemen are John Raphael Smith and the engraver himself. The identity of the helpful black servant is not recorded. Mellon, British Sporting and Animal Prints p.123; Siltzer p.189.

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        The Effects of Youthful Extravagance & Idleness; The Fruits of early Industry & Oeconomy

      London: Published by T. Simpson, 1 July 1789 & 1 November 1789. Colour printed mezzotint with added hand colour. Image size: 20 x 15 3/4 inches. 22 3/8 x 16 3/4 inches approx. A fine pair of colour printed stipple engravings by George Morland, the master of English genre painting. George Morland was one of the most successful genre painters of his time, creating, during his industrious career, some of England&#39;s most cherished paintings. At an early age Morland displayed his artistic genius, he learned to paint at three and exhibited his first work at the Royal Academy at the mere age of ten. He was a prodigious painter, producing more than 4000 paintings during the entirety of his career, and sometimes painting two or three works in a day. His beautiful idealistic scenes were a favorite source of inspiration for contemporary engravers, and as many as 250 separate engravings were done of his paintings during his lifetime. His brother-in-law, William Ward, engraved a great number of his paintings reproducing in print his endearing paintings of English country life. Ward&#39;s engravings after Morland are some of the most beautiful prints of the period; they combine fine technical skill and inspired artistic imagination to create enduring images that speak of the taste and beauty of the age. The original painting of "The Fruits of early Industry and Economy" is in the Philladelphia Museum of Art, rather appropriately as it reflects the views Benjamin Franklin broadcast in Poor Richard&#39;s Alamanac earlier in the 18th century. In fact, Franklin wrote to his grandson Benny Bache in 1780 that those who study hard "live comfortably in good houses", while those who are idle "are poor and dirty and ragged and ignorant and vicious and live in miserable cabins and garrets." (BF Letters 9/25/1780). How views have changed! The comfortably pudgy successful businessman with his decanter of port, black servant in livery and healthy progeny came to be a popular target of contempt, and his idle counterpart as not so much sinning as sinned against by an implacable system that favored the few at the expense of the many. Frankau 104a ii/ii; 104 g ii/ii

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        A Party Angling

      London: Published by John Raphael Smith, 28 November 1789. Mezzotint. Image size: 17 1/8 x 21 1/2 inches. 19 3/4 x 23 3/4 inches. One of the most famous fishing prints after George Morland, the master of English genre painting. George Morland was one of the most successful genre painters of his time, creating, during his industrious career, some of England&#39;s most cherished paintings. At an early age Morland displayed his artistic genius, he learned to paint at three and exhibited his first work at the Royal Academy at the mere age of ten. He was a prodigious painter, producing more than 4000 paintings during the entirety of his career, and sometimes painting two or three works in a day. His beautiful idealistic scenes were a favorite source of inspiration for contemporary engravers, and as many as 250 separate engravings were done of his paintings during his lifetime. His brother-in-law, William Ward, engraved a great number of his paintings reproducing in print his endearing paintings of English country life. Ward&#39;s engravings after Morland are some of the most beautiful prints of the period; they combine fine technical skill and inspired artistic imagination to create enduring images that speak of the taste and beauty of the age. During the eighteenth century punt fishing became a very fashionable sport, gentlemen and ladies gathered in droves to enjoy this popular outdoor pursuit. Morland was so struck with the charm of this pastime that he quickly rendered it on to canvas, thus creating two of his most cherrished paintings. The two fashionable ladies pictures in the paintings are in fact Morland and Ward&#39;s wives, while the gentlemen are John Raphael Smith and the engraver himself. Mellon, British Sporting and Animal Prints p.123 (one of a pair); Siltzer p.189 (one of a pair).

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        Los comentarios de . Traducidos en castellano por Manuel de Valbuena

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

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

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

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

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

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        Skaldedikt öfver Sverige.

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

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

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

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        Essays on Physiognomy (5 Volumes)

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

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        Essai sur l&#146;instruction des aveugles

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

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

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