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      ÒThe Contemporary, daily record of legislative debates in Revolutionary ParisÓ. Paris: Np, 1789 - 1795. 18 vols. In later years b/w theatre ads appear at the end of the volume. Text in French. Hardcover. Folio size. Half calf over marbled paper covered boards. All edges marbled. Extremities bumped and rubbed. Bindings well worn. Most boards detached. Vol. May 1, 1791 - Aug. 31, 1791 has a torn page but complete, light scattered markings in margins. Vol. Sept. 1, 1794 - Dec. 31, 1794 has light scattered worming in margins. Vol. Jan. 1, 1794 - April 30, 1794 has light scattered underlining and marginal notations. Light scattered foxing throughout. Overall text block is clean, tight and bright. A grand set of historical work.Good+/No dust jacket. A complete run from Nov. 1, 1789 to Dec. 21, 1795. This set comprises important debates and historical records from the official daily newspaper of France.Ó (Oversized - extra shipping charges apply) (Multiple volumes - extra shipping charges apply) (Insurance required to ship this item).

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        Die Affenkönige oder die Reformation des Affenlandes. Ein politischer Roman in zwei Büchern

      (Wien), Wucherer, 1789.. Mit 40 Textholzschnitten. 5 Bll., 228 S. Hübscher HLdr. d. Zt., mit Rückenschild (dieses mit kl. Absplitterung).

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      Aberdeen 1789, 1811, 1814, 1815, 1826: Edinburgh, 1812, 1819: Forfar, 1824: Peterhead 1827: Inverness 1823:. A contemporary bound volume of nine locally printed pamphlets. "A Sermon on the Trinity preached in Aberdeen Nov. 1st, 1789, by C. Chandler, published Aberdeen 1789, 31 pp. "Act, Declaration and Testimony for the Doctrine, Worship, Discipline, and Government of the Church of Scotland...." pub. Edinburgh 1789, 106pp. "The Union of the Social Affections with Religious Principles, A Sermon in two parts from Col. iii. preached in the Trinity Chapel Aberdeen on Sun. 14th May 1815, by G. S. Keith, pub. Aberdeen 1815, 51pp. "A Friendly Address to the Episcopalians of Scotland on Baptismal Regeneration." by Rev. Alex. Jolly, pub. Aberdeen 1826, 56pp. "Observations on some of the Characteristic Doctrines of the Gospel, A Charge delivered in June 1819 to the Clergy of the Episcopal Communion of Brechin." by Rev. George Gleig, pub. Edinburgh 1819, 52pp. "The House of God, its State and Strength." by Rev. J. Skinner, pub. Forfar 1824, 36 pp. "The Duty, Dignity, and Beneficial Effects of regularly frequenting The Public Worship of Almighty God A Sermon." by Rev. Patrick Torry, pub. Aberdeen 1815, 27pp. "A Sermon preached in the Church of Glenbervie Jan. 13, 1814." by John Charles, pub. Aberdeen 1814, 28pp. "Charity to the Poor... A Sermon preached in the Church of Peterhead on the evening of May 11, 1823 in behalf of the Peterhead Female Society" by Rev. J. Anderson, and "Love to an Unseen Saviour A Sermon," by Rev. S. Hayward, pub. Peterhead 1827, 48 pp. "A Sermon preached in St. John's Chapel Inverness on Wed. June 18th 1823. by Rev. D. Low, pub. Inverness 1823, "A Sermon preached in St. Andrews church Edinburgh on Fri. 21st Feb. 1812 for the Benefit of The Lancastrian School by Sir H.M. Wellwood, pub. Edinburgh 1812, 89 pp. "The Difference Stated betweixt the Presbyterian Establishment and Episcopal Church of Scotland by Rev. James Milne." pub. Aberdeen 1811, 80pp. In a contemporary cloth binding with gilt spine title, very tight, no marking or browning but one page offset, some title pages a little dusty, overall in very good condition. More details on request. A very good collection of early pamphlets from the Aberdeen area. Scarce. Copac records two/three copies for Skinner and Milne, only one copy for, Chandler, Skene, and Charles but none for Low or Torry.

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      1789. Very Good. CULLEN, William. A TREATISE OF THE MATERIA MEDICA. Edinburgh: Charles Elliot, 1789. Large Quarto. 22 x 28cm. 2 volumes. Vol 1: 432p. Vol 2: 610p. Ex-library, with a few stamps and labels. Bound in full calf, old and worn. Upper board of Volume 1 detached, other joints quite weak. Written by the author in response to incorrect and incomplete pirated copies of his lectures that were being published and translated. Text is very good; binding as is. (Heirs of Hippocrates 906; Wellcome II, p 413).

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        HISTORION TA SOIZOMENA. POLYBII MEGALOPOLITANI HISTORIARUM QUIDQUID SUPEREST. Recensuit, digessit, emendatiore interpretatione, varietate lectionis, adnotationibus, indicibus illustravit Iohannes Schweighaevser Argentoratensis.

      In-8 (mm. 211x127), 8 tomi in 9 voll., bella legat. in p. pelle rossa ottocentesca alle armi (firmata da J. Clarks), sottili cornici dorate ai piatti e picc. stemma all?angolo sup., dorso a cordoni con ricca decorazione e tit. oro su due tasselli, dentelles dorate ai risg., tagli dorati, testo in greco e commento in latino (su due colonne) nella parte inferiore della pag. L?opera è così suddivisa: - Tomus primus (1789), pp. LVIII,660, "Liber I. II. et III.". - Tomus secundus, pp. XLVI,624,(2), "Liber IV. et V. cum reliquiis libror. VI. et VII." - Tomus tertius, pp. 646,(8), "Reliquiae librorum VIII-XVI". - Tomus quartus, pp. 724,(18), "Reliquiae librorum XVII-XL" - Tomus quintus, pp. XX,714, (De vita et scriptis Polybii testimonia veterum - Spicilegium reliquiarum ex certis libris historiarum Polybii - Reliqua Polybii fragmenta - Adnotationes ad Polybii historiarum reliquias: lib. I-III). - Tomus sextus, pp. 707, "Adnotationes ad lib. IV-X". - Tomus septimus, pp. XXVI,708, "Adnotationes ad lib. XI-XXX". - Tomus octavi, pars prior, pp. 484, "Adnotationes ad lib. XXXI-XL et Indicem historicum et geographicum" + pp. XVI,307 "Supplementum editionis Polybii Schweighaevseranae" continens ?Aeneae Tactici Commentarium De Toleranda Obsidione? recensitum Isaaci Casauboni aliorumque et suis annotationibus illustratum, edidit Io. Conradus Orellius, Lipsiae, Libraria Weidmannia, 1818. - Tomi octavi, pars posterior (1795), pp. LXXX,674, "Lexicon Polybianum". Cfr. Brunet,IV,790: ?édition regardée comme la meilleure de cet auteur? - Graesse,V,394: ?excellente édition?. Fresco e bell?esemplare, su carta distinta. Raro trovarlo completo del ?Supplemento? (stampato nel 1818).

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        Almoran and Hamet. An Oriental Tale. In Two Volumes

      Litchfield [Connecticut]: Re-Printed By Thomas Collier. 1789. 24mo - 5" - 5¾" Tall. F First US Edition. H Hard Cover. Fair. First American edition [1789], first published in London in 1761. Evans 21881. Exceptionally scarce. Two volumes in one binding. Full contemporary sheep, iv, [1], 6-202 pages. Pages 73-84 misnumbered as 61- 72. Worn with surface splits to joints, spine dried but stabilized and chipped at the ends, old margin note on page 65, closed tears to two pages, lower corner chip to page 131/132 affecting the outer three letters in the bottom line of text, final blank detached and chipped around the edges, insect damage to outer margins of the last two leaves of text, barely affecting printed areas, pages, binding sound with final four leaves loosened but not detached, pages age-toned but clean. Rear free endpaper that this was Levi Tinkham's Book bought at Taunton January 26, A. 1793, most likely belonging to the noted planemaker of Middleboro, Massachusetts. Final blank has note in the same hand: page 33, Read & reread & read again. In addition, the name of John S. Thomas appears on both front and rear endpapers, plus handwritten notes from the South East Library, Middleborough No. 36; and Social Library in the Town of [?] No. 36, 131.

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        Ingermanlandiae seu Ingriae novissima Tabula luci tradita

      Homann Heirs Nuremburg: Homann Heirs, 1789. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with original coloring. Image measures 18.75" x 22". Nicely detailed map of the area surrounding the eastern side of the Gulf of Finland with St. Petersburg. Includes beautiful view of St. Petersburg. Overall toning.

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        A Tour Through Sweden, Swedish-Lapland, Finland and Denmark.

      In a series of letters, illustrated with engravings. Stockton: Printed by R. Christopher, for the author, 1789. (4 blank),engr. plate,(16),142,142-157,(4 blank) pp. + 7 plates. With 7 engraved plates and one woodcut plate. Lacking halftitle. Contemporary full calf-binding. Marbled endpapers. Inner dentelles. Gilt ruled frames on boards. Gilt decorations on spine. Large clean copy with broad margins. Bindning worn with small loss at head and foot of spine. Cornertips worn through the leather. Boards scratched. Titellabel on spine defective with loss. Outer joints worn. Hinges cracked but still firm and holding. Bookplate on front pastedown (Anna Catherina Feilding). 27,5 x 22,5 cm

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        Del dialetto napoletano.

      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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        Niels Klim´s Underjordiske Reise. oversat af Jens Baggesen.

      Kiöbenhavn, Johan Frederik Schultz, 1789. (12) + 392 + (2) sider. Med 15 kobberstik af J.F. Clemens. Indb. Nyere halvlæderbind med broderede stofpermer.. Forsidekobber mangler. Kobberstik efter tegninger af Nic. Abildgaard, og Jens Juel. Siderne noget gulnede og med pletter. Navnestempel på titelbladet. Bindet er pænt og rent med nye forsideblade.(Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        Il mercurio errante delle grandezze di roma, tanto antiche, che moderne... diviso in due parti, nelle quali si descrivono le antichita', statue, bassi rilievi, pitture, e cose piu' singolari, che si ammirano ne' palazzi, chiese, ville, giardini, ed altri luoghi della citta' di roma. aggiuntavi la descrizzione del museo clementino-pio, della nuova sagrestia vaticana, ed altre fabriche fatte sino al presente. in roma, appresso natale barbiellini mercante di libri a pasquino, 1789.

      Due volumi di cm. 15, pp. (4), xliii (1), 439 (ma 445 perchè un fascicolo di 6 pp. fu inserito posteriormente), (1); (4) 526 (ma sono in realtà 534 perche 8 pp. furono inserite posteriormente) + pp.18 di indice. Con molte incisioni nel testo ad un terzo di pagina e 18 tavole ripiegate f.t. (7 nel primo volume e 11 nel secondo). Legatura del tempo in mezza pergamena con titoli applicati posteriormente su tasselli al dorsi. Mancano le pp. 292-308 di testo del primo volume, la carta Y12 bianca a fine testo del secondo volume ed una tavola f.t. al secondo volume. Cfr. ICCU e Fossati-Bellani (I, 769). Forellini e qualche traccia d'uso alla legatura rade fioriture alle carte di testo, esemplare peraltro genuino e ben conservato.

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        Kongl. Vitterhets Historie och Antiquitets Academiens Handlingar.

      Första - Elfte - Trettonde - Sextonde delen. Tryckt i Kongl. Tryckeriet, Stockholm 1789. Stockholm, Tryckt hos Anders Zetterberg 1791 och 1793. Stockholm, Tryckte hos Johan C. Holmberg 1795. Stockholm, Tryckte hos Joh. Pehr Lindh 1796, 1800, 1802 och 1808. Stockholm, tryckte hos Henrik And. Nordström, 1811, 1816, 1822 och 1830. Stockholm, Tryckte hos P. A. Norstedt & Söner, 1838, 1839 och 1841. 8:o. (2),(2),409,(1),(3) s. + utvikbar graverad plansch; (2),618,(2)s. + 2 graverade planscher, varav en utvikbar; (4),499,(1) s. + 2 utvikbara graverade planscher; (4),398 s. + utvikbar tabell; (4),419,(1)s. + 2 graverade planscher, varav en utvikbar; (4),478,(2); (4),467,(1); (4),466,(2 blanka) s. + 7 utvikbara graverade planscher; (4),512; (4),439 s. + utvikbar Stam-Tafla öfver Friherreliga Ätten Rosenhane N:o 29; (4),379,(1 blank) s. + 3 utvikbara graverade planscher; (4),396; (4),395,(3 sista blank) s. + 5 graverade planscher, varav 4 utvikbara; (4),401,(3 sista blank). Saknar de 4 graverade planscherna; (4),386 s. + 2 graverad planscher, varav en utvikbar. Samtida nötta halvskinnband i kalv med gulddekorerade ryggar. Ej uniforma. Rödfärgade snitt. Del I, IV och V med mindre bitar borta vid ryggens huvud. Del VI gnagd i nedersta fältet och in på bakre pärm med skinnförlust. Del VIII med hårt nött rygg, gulddekor delvis borta. Del X med bit borta vid ryggens fot samt 20 mm reva i främre yttre fals vid huvud. Del XIII-XVI saknar titeletikett. Del III och IX med fläck på främre pärm och Del IV med fläck på bakre pärm. Del II delvis med svag fuktrand i nedre marginalen. Del IV med två små fläckar första fem blad. Del IX med pappersförlust i yttre marginalen sidan 397/398, nuddar vid texten. 20 x 12,5 cm. 15 volymer.. Tolfte delen saknas. Fjerde delen saknar ett blad i slutet. Rättelseblad? Elfte delen sidan 369-379,(1) bundna efter titelbladet

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        A tour through Sweden, Swedish-Lapland, Finland and Denmark.

      In a series of letters, illustrated with engravings. Stockton, R. Christopher, 1789. Stor 4:o. Grav. front,(16),157 s. & 6 grav. plr & 1 träsnittsplansch. Brunt stänkdekorerat pappbd med benvit titeletikett (Johanna Röjgård). Inlagan oskuren och med breda marginaler. Sporadiska småfläckar. På s. 148 har planschen på motstående sida bruntonat texten. Ett blad felbundet och smutstitelbladet saknas som ofta. Trevligt ex.. Bring Itineraria suecana 248. Marklund Övre Norrland i litteraturen 4258. Varianten med tryckorten Stockton och tryckaren R. Christopher utsatt på titelbladet. En andra upplaga trycktes 1815 och arbetet översattes tidigt till tyska och holländska. Planscherna avbildar bl.a. infarten till Uppsala, midnattssolen i Torneå, renen, tjädern, snöripan och de två samiska kvinnorna Sighre och Aniea, "brought to England by sir Henry George Liddell bar.t." På sin resa besökte Consett bl.a. Göteborg, Lidköping, Stockholm, Uppsala, Gävle och senare Lappland och Torneå samt på återresan Umeå, Härnösand, Sala och Köpenhamn. Författaren tycks ha antecknat ljudenligt vad han fått sig berättat och inte alltid mödat sig att jämföra med tryckta källor vad gäller ortsnamn etc. Därför finner vi bl.a. begrepp som "Drodenholm" (Drottningholm), "Sunval" (Sundsvall), "rix dollars" (riksdalrar) i Consetts text. Stort utrymme ägnas samerna och deras traditioner samt levnadsförhållanden

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (14 volume set)

      Legrand, J.L., 1789. 14 volume set bound in marbled calf with applied red leather labels on the spine, gilt title and volume number, 3 engraved fold-out maps - volumes 3, 13 and 14. Printed in Basil for J.L Legrand Bindings in remarkable shape and all are intact with occasional crack to a joint with the heaviest on volumes 13 and 14, loss of leather at head and heels of most volumes, some scuffing, gilt a bit faded especially the volume numbers, marginal toning but quite clean, limited crayon on the end papers of volume 13, rare spotting on text page. Images available. USPS confirmation used on all U.S. shipments. Additional postage will be necessary for Priority or International addresses. .. Later Edition. Full-Leather. Good/No Dust Jacket as Issued.

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        Le leggi civili nel lor ordine naturale... con le note di berroyer e chevalier, e col supplimento di m. jouy, avvocato al parlamento, collocato sotto ciascun articolo. traduzione dal francese, con diverse giunte ed annotazioni sul diritto municipale del regno di napoli. napoli, nel gabinetto letterario, 1789-90.

      Sette volumi di cm. 20,5, pp. oltre 3.000 complessive. Con una tavola incisa in rame e ripiegata fuori testo. Leg. strettamente coeva in cart. alla rustica con nervi passanti. Esemplare fresco, marginoso ed in ottimo stato di conservazione.

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        Versuch einer Logic für Frauenzimmer

      Hanover: Christian Ritscher, 1789 First and only edition of a philosophical manual written by the fourteen-year old Baroness Philippine von Knigge (1775-1841). She was the daughter of Adolf von Knigge (1752-1796), author of several satirical novels and best known for Ãœber den Umgang mit Menschen (1788), "a work of practical wisdom on the conduct of life" (Garland). In later years, Philippine von Knigge translated Richard Brinsley Sheridan's life of Swift, together with her father (1795), and wrote by herself Lebensregeln aus den besten ältern und neueren Schriftstellern (1799). All of her works are rare. Contemporary brown cloth over decorative boards, paper spine label with title in manuscript. . Small octavo. Silhouette portrait vignette on title-page. Spine ends, edges of boards rubbed. Occasional light foxing. Former owner's rubberstamp on front free endpaper and dedication page. A very good copy. This highly original work, for the young author states that no other work has been consulted, is the fruit of lessons in philosophy given by her father, and is published here that it might benefit women interested in the subject. It is divided into five sections: 1) of ideas or concepts; b) of symbolic knowledge; c) of judgments and theses; e) of conclusion and syllogisms. The whole is introduced by a preface detailing the use of logic and its place in philosophy, and concludes with some practical examples.

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        VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD: but more Particularly to the North-West Coast of America :Performed in 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788, in The King George and Queen Charlotte, Captains Portlock and Dixon. Dedicated, by Permission, to Sir Joseph

      London: Geo. Goulding, 1789 Dixon, Captain George. VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD: but more Particularly to the North-West Coast of America: Performed in 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788, in The King George and Queen Charlotte, Captains Portlock: London Geo. Goulding, 1789. Excellent example. First Edition. Tall copy, 11" 1/8. Quarto pp.xxix, [1]blank, [1 leaf]errata & directions to binder, 360, 47. with half-title. 5 folding engraved maps & bound with 17 engraved plates, 3 of which are folding & 1 of which [Cape St. James p.214] was never originally bound in & now supplied in excellent facsimile. Large [24.5 x 35 inches] folding frontispiece chart. Half-title page present. Errata on recto and instructions to binder on verso of unpaged leaf following introduction. Account of the voyage of the "Queen Charlotte" in a 4-year expedition from England to the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) and China via the Pacific Northwest. Contemporary calf sumptuously bound with an ornately decorated & tooled spine with 5 ship devices in compartments, black leather labels, tree calf boards with braided rope gilt border. Beautiful marbled endpapers. An excellent example showing minimal use & wear at the tips. "Portlock and Dixon, who had been with Captain Cook, made this expedition to the northwest coast of America to collect furs for a group of London merchants. Portlock, the Commander-in-Chief, was on the King George. The expedition left Gravesend August 29, 1785, and arrived at the Sandwich Islands via Cape Horn in May 1786. The mouth of Cook's River in Alaska was reached July 18 and the rest of the summer was spent in sailing down the Coast as far as Nootka Sound. The expedition wintered in the Sandwich Islands and in 1788 proceeded to Prince William Sound where they met Captain Meares. The vessels parted company in May, with Portlock exploring the Alaskan coast and Dixon sailing again for Nootka Sound, where he named 'Dixon's Entrance' and the 'Queen Charlotte Islands.' The furs were sold in Canton, China, and both ships, after a most successful voyage, arrived back in England by way of Cape Good Hope in the summer of 1788. "The account, except for the introduction by Dixon and the two appendices, is in a series of forty-nine letters signed 'W.B.' The writer was William Beresford, a Quaker who, says Dixon in his introduction, 'has been totally unused to literary pursuits, and equally so to a sea-faring life.' Notwithstanding this, his letters, corrected by Dixon on nautical points, make good reading and the book is an excellent authority for the early days of fur trading on the northwest coast" (Streeter). Dixon also contributed the valuable maps. The work is sometimes confused with Portlock's account of the voyage, published the same year under the same title. Bell B204. Howes D-365. JCB II 3270. Sabin 64390 [vide PORTLOCK]. JCB II 3270. Smith 779. Strathern & Edwards 37. TPL 593. Hill p. 23. Lada-Mocarski 43. Lande 960. Streeter VI 3484. Story p. 217. A superior, beautiful copy. Fine entry slipcase supplied.. 1st Edition.

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        Vita di m. jacopo sansovino scultore e architetto della repubblica di venezia... seconda edizione. in venezia, zatta, 1789.

      Pp. 36. Vignetta incisa in rame al frontespizio. Unito a: TEMANZA TOMMASO. Vita di Jacopo Sansovino fiorentino. Scultore ed architetto chiarissimo... In Venezia, per Giacomo Storti, 1752. Pp. (10) 59 (1). Fregio al frontespizio. Privo del ritratto. Due opere in un volume di cm. 28, legatura recente in cart. marnorizzato. Ottima conservazione, il solo frontespizio del secondo volume con qualche macchietta. La prima opera fu stampata in soli 250 esemplari.

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        Travels in Switzerland in a Series of Letters to William Melmoth, Esq

      Dublin: L. White, 1789. Very Good -. Printed for Messrs. L. White, P. Byrne, Grueber & M'Allister, T. Heery, J. Jones, J. Moore, and W. Jones." 2 volumes (vii, [5], vi, 555, [1] p.; xiv, [2], 544, [24] p.): 5 leaves of engraved plates (1 folded); 21 cm. 8vo. Contemporary tree calf with red morocco spine labels bearing gilt-tooled title "Coxe's Switzerland" and black morocco spine labels with gilt-tooled volume numbers and decoration. One former owner's name (Henry Zantzinger) appears in red on both title pages, where it has been crossed out, and on p. 1 of vol. 2. Another former owner's name (Geo. Vaux) appears on front fixed endpapers, the blank leaf following front free endpaper, and the half title of vol. 1. Inscription on blank leaf indicates that Vaux acquired the volumes in 1859. This edition is a revision, "with information from further travels, of the author's Sketches of the Natural, Civil and Political State of Swisserland." Includes index and bibliographical references. Without the maps of Switzerland and of Mont Blanc called for in the list of maps and plates (as issued?), but including the folding panorama "View of the Alps as seen from the Environs of Berne" as well as plates showing a view of the lakes of Thun and Brienz from the top of the Niess, the bearded vulture, the timber bridge of Wettingen, and two bouquetins. In Very Good- Condition: edges rubbed; lacking part of morocco volume number label on vol. 1; front joint of vol. 1 weak; small triangular section of leather lacking from front board of vol. 1 at head of spine; leather at both ends of vol. spine and at head of vol. 2 spine lacking; leather on vol. 1 spine cracked; plates have left shadows on facing pages; occasional light foxing; otherwise clean and bright.

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      Philadelphia: Printed by Thomas Dobson, 1789.. Three volumes. 412; 430; 387,[54]pp. 12mo. Contemporary speckled calf, gilt morocco labels and gilt numbering on each backstrip. First volume rebacked in matching style. Bindings moderately worn. First volume with contemporary ownership signature on titlepage, second and third volumes with ink institutional stamp on titlepage. Light, even tanning, scattered light foxing. About very good. The first American edition of arguably the most important and influential economic treatise of all time. First published in London in 1776, this first American edition is taken from the fourth London edition, and was issued in the year that George Washington was inaugurated and the first United States Congress convened. While Smith's work no doubt circulated in the colonies during the Revolution, its first American printing in this important year was no doubt significant and influential in the course of shaping the young nation's economic policy. ...THE WEALTH OF NATIONS, along with his THE THEORY OF MORAL SENTIMENTS, is Smith's most important work. Smith begins "with the thought that labour is the source from which a nation derives what is necessary to it. The improvement of the division of labour is the measure of productivity...Labour represents the three essential elements - wages, profit and rent - and these three also constitute income. From the workings of the economy, Smith passes to its matter - 'stock' - which encompasses all that man owns either for his own consumption or the return it brings him. THE WEALTH OF NATIONS ends with a history of economic development, a definitive onslaught on the mercantile system, and some prophetic speculations on the limits of economic control. Where the political aspects of human rights had taken two centuries to explore, Smith's achievement was to bring the study of economic aspects to the same point in a single work. THE WEALTH OF NATIONS is not a system, but as a provisional analysis it is completely convincing. The certainty of its criticism and its grasp of human nature have made it the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" - PMM. This first American edition is rare on the market. A landmark American printing of this fundamentally important economic treatise. EVANS 22148. NAIP w012864. SABIN 82305. PRINTING & THE MIND OF MAN 221. KRESS B1721. GOLDSMITHS 13795.

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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

      Chez De Bure, 1789. Leather Bound. Very Good. 4to. Chez De Bure, 1789. Contemporary full leather, tooled with gold ornamentation. See our pictures. Internally very good. 31 plates, 20 double page/fold out plates. Quite fetching. Hand colored. Marbled end pages. Faint damp stain on a few pages of. Excellent binding and good cover. Chip missing from head of spine cover. Provenance: From Chillingham Castle (Northumberland), and the Earls Grey. A nice copy despite minor flaws. Hardcover. (Atlas to accompany Jean Jacques Barthelemy, Voyage du jeune Anacharsis en Grece.)

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        Bemerkungen über die natürlichen und künstlichen Blattern zu Weimar im Jahr 1788

      Leipzig, Göschen 1789.. 4 Bll., 200 S. Pappband d. Zt.

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        Observations on the River Wye,

      London: R Blamire, 1789 And Several Parts of South Wales, &c. Relative chiefly to Picturesque Beauty; made in the Summer of the Year 1770. In contemporary brown full leather, corners repaired, attractive gilt tooling to edges. Spine has been relaid keeping most of the old, gilt tooling, newer gilt titles to maroon leather. Internally, marbled endpapers, blank bookplate to fep, prelims very lightly foxed, titlepage has ink name to head and oval lib stamp of Solicitors Supreme Courts Library Edinburgh to base margin only, (xvi), 152 pp, with 17 very clean, oval aquatints by Jukes, some minor offsetting to plates. (ESTC T149236) Gilpin, writer on art and headmaster. Further picturesque books, with aquatint reproductions of Gilpin's pen-and-wash drawings, included Observations on Cumberland and Westmorland (2 vols., 1786), the Scottish highlands (2 vols., 1789), south-west England and the Isle of Wight (1798), and the eastern counties of England and north Wales (1809). Remarks on Forest Scenery (1791), illustrated with etchings by his brother, Sawrey, concentrated on the New Forest, where he lived. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        Anfangsgründe der ökonomischen und technischen Chymie

      Fine engraved vignette on title of two putti in a chemical laboratory. Seven large folding printed tables (they are actually counted as pp. 663-76). xvi, 717, [1] pp. 8vo, cont. half-sheep & paste-paper boards, spine gilt, contrasting leather lettering piece on spine. Leipzig: Weidmann, 1789. [with]:--. Zusätze... 2 p.l., 202 pp. 8vo, binding as above. Leipzig: Weidmann, 1798. Second edition, enlarged, of the first volume, accompanied by the first edition of the supplementary volume. Suckow (1751-1813), a member of the famous family of scientists, was professor of physics, chemistry, and natural history at the University of Heidelberg. He wrote many books and articles on chemistry, natural history, botany, and mineralogy. "This extensive work on industrial and technical chemistry is in two parts. The first part covers theory...and the second treats applied or practical chemistry...The second section is divided into parts on vegetable, animal and mineral substances. In addition to numerous bibliographical notes in the text is the six page bibliography of chemistry including both books and periodicals."-Cole, p. 519 (describing the 1st ed. of 1784). Fine and attractive set. Finely engraved contemporary bookplate of "Le Comte de Seinsheim." ❧ A.D.B., Vol. 37, pp. 105-06. Ferchl, p. 523. Ferguson, II p. 417 (an incomplete copy). Neville, II, p. 528-"Rare." Neville's copy lacks the supplementary volume. Poggendorff, II, 1046-47. .

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        Manuscript Document, signed in secretarial hand by all three as court-appointed referees, denying one "Woodbridge" any title or claim to lands mentioned in the "Tess declaration"

      Salem Mass. june 7 1789 Salem, Mass., june 7, 1789. (SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS) 6-1/2 x 7-5/8 inches. One page, on single folio sheet (bottom half torn away); docketed on verso with address panel "To Oliver Parsons Esq. / President of the Board of Health / Salem". Lower half of sheet torn away, without apparent loss. In clue morocco-backed cloth folder . George Cabot (1751-1823) was an American merchant, seaman, and politician, born in Salem, who became a member of the Masschusetts Provincial Congress (1775-1776); delegate to the state constitutional convention in 1777; the Director of the Massachusetts Bank in 1784; delegate to the state convention that adopted the United States Constitution in 1787; and a member of the US Senate from Massachusetts from 1791-1796. John Choate was a judge representative to the Masschusetts State Legislature from 1781-1788

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        The Alliance of Musick, Poetry and Oratory. Under the Head of Poetry is Considered the Alliance and Nature of the Epic and Dramatic Poem,as it Exists in the Iliad, Asneid and Paradise Lost

      London: John Stockdale, 1789. iv, 384 pages. Contemporary calf (joints starting to split). Clean and tight inside.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Observations Pittoresques sur différentes parties de l’Angleterre, particulièrement sur les montagnes et les lacs du Cumberland et du Westmoreland. Traduit de l’anglais sur la troisième édition, par M. Guedon de Berchere

      A Paris: Chez Defer de Maisonneuve, 1789. relié. 2 Tomes en 2 Vol. in 8 (12X19,3cm). Edition originale française, très rare. Illustrée de 28 planches dont 2 contenant deux figures dans le Tome 2, 15 pour le tome I et 13 pour le tome II, ainsi qu'annoncé par la descriptions des figures en début d'ouvrage. La plupart de ces planches sont en aquatinte et on été dessinées par l'auteur. Quelques cartes. Un exemplaire à la BN de France, rien dans les actalogues français, ni anglais. La seconde édition française paraîtra en 1801. Pleine Basane Lie de vin Restauration. Dos lisse avec fers romantiques en long, uniformement insolés. Plats estampés d'une grande plaque romantique à froid. Mors fendus. Institution Chapusot frappé en queue. Frottements. Ce voyage en Angleterre est l'oeuvre du peintre William Gilpin (1724-1804), qui s'attache tout particulièrement à la description des paysages anglais en les comparant à d'autres contrées européennes. Selon Larousse, il fut "le premier qui ait parcouru l’Angleterre en véritable artiste, et qui donna une description exacte des sites pittoresques du pays. A la fidélité du tableau, il joint la richesse de la couleur, qualités qui ne se rencontrent pas toujours dans ceux qui ont marché sur ses traces" (Larousse). - Chez Defer de Maisonneuve, A Paris _1789, 2 Tomes en 2 Vol. in 8 (12X19,3cm), relié. - relié

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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. Leather-backed boards. 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. 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 engravings, this edition is enlarged and appears to be the last published in the 18th century and in folio size. 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.

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        PRIESTLEY (Joseph) Objections to the Experiments and Observations Relating to the Principle of Acidity, the Composition of Water, and Phlogiston, Considered; With Farther Experiments and Observations on the Same Subject,

      pp.7-20; WITH: Experiments on the Phlogistication of Spirit of Nitre, pp.139-150; WITH: Experiments on the Transmission of the Vapour of Acids through an Hot Earthen Tube, and Further Observations Relating to Phlogiston, pp.289-299. Presented within the complete volume of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol 79, Parts I and II (complete), for 1789 bound in one volume, comprising, vi, 333pp small quarto, with 4 engraved plates (all extending) and some tables, a very good copy, late 19thC morocco backed library cloth with a neat unlinked library name stamp on general title and foot of last leaves, London, Locker Davis and Peter Elmsly, printers to the Royal Society, 1789. * A FULL LIST OF CONTENTS OF THIS VOLUME SENT ON REQUEST. Other papers include: SMEATON (John) Description of an Improvement in the Application of the Quadrant of Altitude to a Celestial Globe, for the Resolution of Problems Dependant on Azimuth and Altitude, pp.1-6; BAILLIE (Matthew) An Account of a Particular Change of Structure in the Human Ovarium, pp.71-78: GARRISON-MORTON 6021: "Mathew Baillie's notable anatomico-pathological studies on dermoid cysts of the ovary." SAUNDERS (Robert) Some Account of the Vegetable and Mineral Productions of Boutan and Thibet. By Mr. Robert Saunders, Surgeon at Boglepoor in Bengal, pp.79-111; HERSCHEL (William) Catalogue of a Second Thousand of New Nebulae and Clusters of Stars; With a Few Introductory Remarks on the Construction of the Heavens, pp.212-255; NICHOLSON (William) Experiments and Observations on Electricity, pp.265-288.

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        The Psalms of David imitated in the language of the New Testament : and applied to the Christian state and worship : with the preface and notes / By I. Watts, D.D. [ Bible. O.T. Psalms. English. Watts. ]

      London : printed for J.F. and C. Rivington, J. Buckland, T. Longman, T. Field, C. Dilly ... [and 3 others in London], 1789. New edition, corrected. Description: xxx, 401p. 18cm. Subjects: Bible. O.T. Psalms - Paraphrases, English. Bible. O.T. Psalms - Hymns - Singing. Front cover and spine title: The Psalms of David - Watts. Preface dated 1718. Referenced by: Reference: ESTC t93073 and Hymns, Evans 21687. Fine copy bound in later gilt-blocked, gilt-titled cloth. Lacks frontis. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        Gibbon's History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire in Six Volumes Quarto Abridged in Two Volumes Octavo [2 volumes complete]

      G Kearsley, Johnson' Head, Fleet Street , 1789 . Hardback. . 2 volumes both in Good condition. Edgewear and corners bumped with vertical cracks down spine of Vol. 1 and volume label absent Chipping to spine of Vol. 1. Vol. 2 is bumped at extremities, vertical crack down back edge of spine. Both vols. have very light foxing to outer pages. Pages crisp and bright. 2 solid volumes. With bookplates of Thomas Somers-Cocks. 8vo full calf with red gilt title labels and green volume labels.

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        Il Vero penitente de giorni nostri o sia raccolta di opusculi

      Napoli: In Napoli- Con Licenza De Superiori, 1789. Il Vero penitente de giorni nostri o sia raccolta di opusculi atti ad ajutare la conversione de' peccatori, ed a mantenerli tali fino alla fine, fatta, ed in parte tradotta, ed in parte composta, da don Francesco Rovira Bonet. by Don Francesco [Franciso] Rovira Bonet (1725-1802)- Rettore De Catecumeni, E Parroco Del SS. Salvatore E Di S. Pantaleo A Monti- Illustrated by 16 Steel Engravings- In Napoli- Con Licenza De Superiori 1789- 1st Edition- World Cat list only ONE other holding in the Bibliothèque nationale de France- Rare- Hardcover:-8vo- G-VG antiquarian condition- Full original vellum with red leather spine label titled in gilt.-Binding is lightly warped but clean and tight in homemade red slipcase which is in VG condition.-blank, [i-ii], iii-xiv, blank, a4 is preface, [1-2], 3-312 + 4pp index and erratum. 16ff of steel engravings not in pagination, one sided.-recto.- Collation: a8, a4, A8-I8, K8-T8, U6 Complete.-16ff unpaginated engravings between: a and a2, C8 and D1, D2 and D3, D4 and D5, D7 and D8, E2 and E3, E5 and E6, E8 and F1, F3 and F4, F6 and F7, G2 and G3, I1 and I2, L3 and L4, O6 and O7, Q8 and R1, T3 and T4. All 16 present. Some marginalia comments about the engravings, not interfering with the illustration itself, done very lightly in pencil. Otherwise clean, some pages are rough cut at bottom with some loss, not interfering with text. In all, a really nice example of a scarce work!- SEE PHOTOS- additional photos on request.- " the issuance of A quo primum in 1751. The truth of the Church, as the Bollandists presented it, was being affirmed. There should be no surprise, therefore, that in 1775, in the bull Fra le pastorali sollecitudini, Pope Pius VI cancelled his predecessor Clement XIV's, easements, perhaps influenced by the publication in Rome of 'Ristretto de la vita e martirio di San Simone fanciulli de Trento' whose author, Francisco Rovira Bonet, was rector of the Casa dei cathecumenti. Pointedly, Pius VI issued his edict at the Holy Office, the office whose jurisdiction over the Jews Clement XIV had transferred back to it's original holder, the Roman Vicar. The full significance of these moves is perceived when noting in 1775, Pius VI also attacked the writings of Illuminati. Repressing Jews and fighting the Enlightenment went hand in hand. It was no accident that in 1794, the same Rovira Bonet wrote "L'Armatura dei forti", a manifesto against unbelievers and revolutionaries, but also against Muslims and Jews, as well as Jansenists and Freemasons. (Rosa, 1996: 1083-85)."- Il Vero penitente de giorni nostri- by Francesco Rovira Bonet( Book)1 edition published in 1789 in Italian and held by 1 library worldwide/ World cat.- Non-fiction-religion-Catholic Church-God-love-penitence-theology-spirituality-illustrated (3748) . 1st Edition. Vellum. G-VG/No Jacket as Issued. Illus. by Illustrated Steel Engravings. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Lehrbuch der Finanz-Wissenschaft

      Leipzig, Weidmann 1789.. IV, 220 S., 4 Bll. Umschlag d. Zt.

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      Paris: Chez Baudouin, November 31, 1789].. 4pp., on a single folded sheet. Unbound. Two small holes along the center fold, likely from where it had been bound into a sammelband. Some foxing and tanning. Good. A scarce printing of a proposed alternate version of the "Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen," one of the most important political documents in human history. Conceived in August 1789, the DECLARATION DES DROITS defined the individual and collective rights of all classes of men in French (and indeed in human) society. Jean-Joseph Mounier was a French lawyer and politician who played a leading role in the first year of the French Revolution. He served as secretary and president of the Constituent Assembly in 1789, and was a proposer of the famed "Tennis Court Oath." Mounier is credited with writing the first three articles of the DECLARATION DES DROITS, but in the end he felt that the document went too far. The present pamphlet was printed just two months after the official printing of the DECLARATION, and was produced by the same printer, Baudouin, who was printer to the Assembly. It puts forth Mounier's alternate conception of rights, and is similar to the DECLARATION as officially accepted, but with significant differences. It contains a total of sixteen articles, as opposed to seventeen in the official version. Mounier became disenchanted with the course of the revolution, and in 1790 he left France for Switzerland. MARTIN & WALTER 25397. OCLC 8357944.

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        A Concise Treatise On The Art Of Angling. Confirmed By Actual Experience, And Minute Observations, Exempt From Redundancies, And Superfluities, Which Tend More To Perplex, Than Instruct, With The Proper Methods For Breeding And Feeding Fish, And Of Making Fish-ponds, Stews, &c, With Several Arcana Never Before Made Public. To Which Is Added The Compleat Fly-fisher, The Game Laws Relative To Angling, And Prognostics Of The Weather, Independent Of The Barometer

      London:: Printed for C. Stalker,, n. d. [1789].. Second Edition, corrected and enlarged. Hard Cover. Near fine condition. Frontispiece engraving. Bound in half brown leather and marbled boards with the spine and a red leather spine label stamped in gilt. Offsetting to title page from the frontispiece.

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        A General Collection of Voyages: Undertaken either for Discovery, Conquest, Settlement, or The Opening of Trade, from the Commencement of the Portugese Discoveries, to the Present Time. Vol. I

      London: W. Richardson; J. Bew; T. Hookham; J. and T. Egerton; C. Stalker. Poor with no dust jacket. [1789]. First Edition. Disbound. Uncommon. v, [1], (7)-518 pages + iv pages of contents at rear + 4 of 5 maps (all folding, the fifth map, of the West Indies, was possibly never issued) + two views (of Madeira and of Teneriffe). Lacking the Map of the West Indies and the two portrait plates of Prince Henry and Albuqueque. Page dimensions: 260 x 205mm. Contemporary owner's signature of "John Polloc[k?]"on front pastedown. Preliminary leaves very worn and chipped at margins. All leaves up to page 10 detached. Spine missing. Front board attached with old cloth. Contemporary papered boards very worn. Heavy dust stains and marks to page edges. A few scrapes and knocks to top page edges. With light to moderate foxing internally. Corners of some leaves a little creased or dog-eared. Most of the maps are in poor condition with very large tears, but could be improved with some repairs (no repairs have been carried out, except for an old paper repair to the blank inner margin of the first map). The plates of Madeira and Tenerife are in good condition. The map of the East Indies is in good condition, but with some misfolds. Text complete. "This volume, the only one published, contains, among others, the voyages of Cada Mosto, Dias, Vasco de Gama, Columbus, Americus Vesputius, Albuquerque, and Magellan" - Sabin 26874.; 4to .

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        President George Washington Calls the Senate Into Session For His Second Inauguration

      The only call into session for a Washington inauguration we can find in private hands & The success of the American Revolution was a & long-shot, as an unorganized group of farmers & took on the greatest military power of the day. & Its leader Washington had been a minor officer & in the British Army over a decade earlier, yet & he was the best the Americans had, and though & a very wealthy landowner with everything to & lose, he agreed to lead. Victories were few and & far between for the Americans, and at times the & army under his command was reduced to a few & thousand dedicated but ill-armed, ill-fed and & ill-housed men. There were a number of mo- & ments during the Revolutionary War when it & actually seemed over except for British mop- & ping up operations, and it was only the deter- & mination of Washington that held the Ameri- & can cause and army together. The success of the & Revolution was an astonishing achievement & for Washington. Afterwards, he had every op- & portunity to become a king or dictator, but he & refused, instead supporting ratification of the & U.S. Constitution. & Washington was Inaugurated as President for the first & time on April 30, 1789, in front of New York's Federal & Hall. He had not wanted to be chief executive, and took & the job reluctantly, lamenting that in assuming the presi- & dency, he felt "like a culprit who is going to the place of & his execution." With the inaugural ceremony complete, & the crowd below let out three big cheers and President & Washington returned to the Senate chamber to deliver & his brief Inaugural address. In it, he hoped the American people would find liberty and hap- & piness under "a government instituted by themselves." He realized full well that he would be & setting important precedents in the office, and saw it as his responsibility to set positive ones, & saying "As the first of everything, in our situation, will serve to establish a precedent, it is de- & voutly wished on my part that these precedents be fixed on true principles." & Washington's first important presidential determination was to use as an advisory cabinet the & principal Federal officials he would select, and to fill the cabinet with men of stature and charac- & ter, not just supporters or sycophants. These included Thomas Jefferson as Secretary of State and & Alexander Hamilton as Treasury Secretary. In fact, a conflict between these two quickly created & for Washington the necessity of determining whether the executive under the brand new Consti- & tution was a passive position, as many assumed, or one of active leadership. Jefferson's opinion & was that the Federal government and its head could only exercise powers specifically granted & by the Constitution, while Hamilton saw the Constitution as implying powers which the gov- & ernment could utilize for beneficial ends. Washington agreed with Hamilton and accepted the & concept that the Constitution allowed actions that it did not expressly authorize. This decision & proved a sound one and helped make the nation's future prosperity possible. Washington also & used national power in the Whiskey Rebellion to establish the primacy of Federal laws. All of & these actions set a strong precedent for presidential leadership. & Washington was re-elected in 1792. France declared war on Great Britain on February 1, 1793, & so by the time of his second inauguration, He was aware that hostilities were brewing; news of & the war declaration was speeding across the Atlantic at that very moment. The U.S. now faced a & thorny political problem, as France was America's ally during the Revolutionary War, yet Great & Britain's financial support was important to American ship-owners and businessmen. It was in & this tension-laden atmosphere, in which actions in Europe would surely have momentous yet & uncertain consequences in the U.S., that Washington's second term would begin. & & "...the Senate shall be & convened on Monday the & 4 instant, you are desired & to attend at the Senate & Chamber in Philadelphia on & that day"& The inaugural ceremony would take place before the U.S. Senate and in the Senate Chamber, but & for this to happen it would first be necessary to call the Senate into session for inauguration day. & There were 15 states in the Union at this time, and therefore 30 U.S. senators, but only 17 were & in Philadelphia to receive a call into session and be able to attend the history-making moment. & Thus, in all likelihood, only 17 Senators received letters commanding their presence that day. & This is one of those original letters. & Manuscript Letter Signed as President, Philadelphia, March 1, 1793, to Rhode Island's U.S. & Senator Theodore Foster. "Certain matters touching the public good requiring that the Senate shall be & convened on Monday the 4 instant, you are desired to attend at the Senate Chamber in Philadelphia on & that day then and there to receive and deliberate on such communications as shall be made to you on my & part." John Fitzgerald relates in his work "The Writings of George Washington" that "This extra & session of the Senate convened and adjourned on March 4." & The second inauguration of George Washington as President of the United States took place in & Philadelphia, in the Senate Chamber of that part of Independence Hall known as Congress Hall, & on March 4, 1793. The inauguration marked the commencement of the second four-year term & for not only Washington as President, but John Adams as Vice President, and was the first such & ceremony to take place on the date fixed by the Congress for inaugurations. Before an assembly & of congressmen, cabinet officers, judges of the federal and district courts, foreign officials, and & a gathering of Philadelphians, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court William Cushing administered & the oath of office, becoming the first Supreme Court justice to swear in a president. Though his & oath of office took place indoors, the sun shone in Philadelphia that day, as only seems fitting, & with Washington being sworn in the very building where independence had been declared and & he had been named to command the American army just 18 years earlier. Temperatures were & mild with a high of 61°F. Washington also delivered an inaugural address in which he stated: "I & am again called upon by the voice of my country to execute the functions of its Chief Magis- & trate. When the occasion proper for it shall arrive, I shall endeavor to express the high sense I & entertain of this distinguished honor, and of the confidence which has been reposed in me by the & people. Previous to the execution of any official act of the President, the Constitution requires & an oath of office. This oath I am now about to take, and in your presence..." & In his second term, President Washington promoted the concepts of American nationalism and & unity. He quickly determined that the U. S. should be neutral in the European quarrel, and on & April 22, 1793, issued a proclamation to that effect. The following year, the Jay Treaty settled & some outstanding issues with the British and thus reduced the chance of the U.S. getting entan- & gled in the European war. Towards the end of this term, he refused to seek another. This proved & to be another valuable precedent, as seeing his example, future presidents knew that one day & they would go home and resume life as private citizens. Washington believed that public virtue & led to prosperity, and as President conducted himself with pure motives and complete honesty. & His virtues were so pronounced that they actually influenced the way people thought about the & concepts of leadership and greatness. In setting this example and high standard, Washington & made it very difficult for his successors to materially deviate. & Our research has turned up only one other such letter that demonstrably still exists. There are & none listed in auction records over the past 35 years, and we know of none in private hands & otherwise. There is one, Sen. Roger Sherman's copy, in the Massachusetts Historical Society. The & Papers of Washington project believes that there may be a few others in institutions somewhere, & but they are not specifically aware of any. Nor did they know of any in private hands. They took & a copy of this letter as an example for the others.

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        Lehrbuch der Finanz-Wissenschaft

      Leipzig, Weidmann 1789.. IV, 220 S., 4 Bll. Umschlag d. Zt.

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      1789. Paperback. Fine. (FRENCH REVOLUTIONARY PAMPHLETS: A COLLECTION). (Paris, Imprimerie Nationale et al., 1789-1792). Octavo. Two volumes. 32 pamphlets, individually paginated, bound in half-morocco and marbled boards. Covers fine, and fine internally except for a few small, marginal tears, and inserted labels. The period represented is the early French Revolution and the rise of the Jacobins ("la Societe des Amis de la Constitution") with numerous fiery orations on the treason and culpability of the King and his court, and accusations among factions. These documents record events that led to the Terror. Most of the authors were soon to be guillotined themselves. The first volume contains: 1) DOCUMENTING THE FIRST EPISODE OF THE REVOLUTION. Proces-verbal des conferences sur la Verificatin des Pouvoirs tenues par MM. les Commissaires de Clerge, de la Noblesse et de les Communes. Paris, Baudouin, Imprimeur de l'Assemblie National, May-June 1789. 216pp. This meeting of the "three estates" (Clergy, Nobility, and Commons) is generally taken as the opening of the French Revolution. Establishment of the "Assemblee Nationale," and the famous oath of the Jeu de Paume to continue deliberations until a constitution was established occurred here at Versailles. Records signed by secretary Jacques Rene Hebert ("Pere Duchesne"). 2) Moyen Simple, Sur, et Facile pour Liberer l'Etat, soulager le Nation, etc. by M. d'Audibert-Caille, late Ambassador to Morocco. Paris, Baudouin, 1789. 87pp. On the foundation of a national bank. 3) Rapport fait a l'Assemblee National, le 8 Mars 1790, au nom du Comite des Colonies, par M. Barnave, Depute du Dauphine. Paris, l'Imprimerie Nationale, 1790. 22pp. Proposing representative government, but not freedom, for French colonies. 4) Discours prononce a la section de la Bibliotheque, dans un Assemblee Generale du 24 Octobre 1790, sur la question du renvoi des ministres, par J.P. Brissot. Paris, l'Imprimerie du Patriote francois, 1790. On recalling diplomats. 5) Projet d'Adresse aux Francois, sur la Constitution civile du Clerge... l'Assemblee Nationale, 14 Janvier, 1791. Par M. Mirabeau, l'Aine. Paris, l'Imprimerie Nationale, 1791. 35pp. By now the clergy are nationalized, and required to swear allegiance to the Constitution. Against naming Roman Catholicism as the national faith.

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      Paris: Chez Panckoucke, 1789, First edition.. Very occasional marginal browning, a tight, very good copy in a new leather binding.. Pp. xxviii, 70, + 26 fine full page engravings (9 are hand-colored or partially hand-colored). Full recent leather, gilt-decorated on the front cover and spine, with marbled endpapers and gilt-decorations around the inside border, 4to. This work covers frogs, turtles, crocodiles and lizards. The engraved plates by Bernard show exceedingly fine detail. There is no record of this volume with hand-colored plates which makes this work very rare. An additional volume on snakes was issued in 1790.

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        Catalogus Bibliothecae Gernerianae

      Publice divendenda, inde ab initio Mensis Martii MDCCLXXXIX. Finely engraved frontis. with a silhouette port. of Gerner. 5 p.l., 467 pp. 8vo, cont. mottled sheep, flat spine gilt, contrasting leather lettering piece on spine. Copenhagen: S. Popp, [1789]. The sale catalogue of one of the finest scientific libraries formed in the 18th century. Gerner (1742-87), a leading naval architect of the period, was also active as a civil engineer (he oversaw the dredging of numerous dock areas and designed cranes). He also founded the Danish school of naval architecture, was very much involved in the Royal Danish Agricultural Society (he wrote more than three hundred reports), designed a ventilation system for buildings, introduced the lightning rod to Denmark, invented a machine to manufacture silver coins for the Royal Mint, and developed a linen weaving machine. There was hardly a single technical enterprise in Denmark in which Gerner was not involved during his short life. Upon his death, he was mourned by the entire nation. The present catalogue reflects Gerner's wide interests and activities. His library was large -- 11,240 lots -- and almost all the books are devoted to the sciences in general, agriculture, and engineering. As a young man, Gerner had travelled widely throughout France and England and many of his books come from these countries as well as Germany. There are many 16th- and 17th-century books. There is a small but appealing collection of rare auction catalogues. Fine copy, largely printed on thick blue paper. Hammer bookplate of Stockholm. .

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      Printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell in the Strand London: Printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell in the Strand, 1789. Two volume set. First edition. Vol. I: viii, 437 pages of text. Vol. II: [ii], 389 pages of text, [i] blank, followed by [vi] pages of publisher's advertisement. Early full leather bindings with moderate rubbing to the spines, and minor chipping to spine extremities. Front hinge of the first volume is nearly detached, and the other hinges are tender. Minor foxing to endpapers. Early engraved bookplate on front endpapers "Virtue Mille Scuta" with two lions on crowns.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        Letters from Sir George Brydges now Lord Rodney,

      London, 1789. 180pp. 1st ed., 4to, lacking pages 61-68, in contemporary blue paper wrappers, neatly rebacked, fine. The missing pages clearly were never present. An important work on St Eustatius

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        Abridgment of the Minutes of the Evidence, taken before a Committee of the Whole House,

      London, 1789. Bound with Part II for 1790. 82pp + 246pp. 1st ed., fine in original half calf, rebacked and with repairs to head and tail of spine but retaining original red label. Detailed eye-witness statements mostly from persons connected with the West Indies including many plantation owners, former governor of Jamaica, a doctor from Antigua, etc. 'A work published for general information and not for propaganda purposes by either party to the abolition controversy.' (Ragatz) Nos. 3 and 4 were published later in 1790 and 1791 giving a continuation of the evidence but are not present.

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        Inträdes-tal, innehållande anmärkningar om Vestindien; hållet för kongl.

      Vetenskaps academien, den 18 martii 1789. Sthlm, J. G. Lange, 1790. 8:o. (2),27 s. Med grav. titelvinjett. Tagen ur band. Stänkta snitt.. Med Vetenskapsakademiens preses Johan Fischerströms svar på s. 23-27. I sitt inträdestal återger Olof Swartz (1760-1818) sina intryck från Västindien, dess natur, folk och seder samt om slaveriet. Swartz hade under resor besökt bl.a. Jamaica, Kuba och Haiti och där gjort botaniska undersökningar och insamlat växter. Dessa låg senare till grund för Swartz "Flora Indiae occidentalis", tryckt 1804. Delar av Swartz samlingar av växter återfinns i dag i Naturhistoriska riksmuseets samlingar

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        An Account of the Principal Lazrettos 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. Quarto

      First edition of one of Howard's two major works, "the first survey . . . which had ever appeared", supplemented by Howard's further observations on prisons, providing the empirical bases for the first modern reforms of both prisons and hospitals. Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning; with the 23 plates, all but two folding, two with minor tears, else an attractive copy. Printed by William Eyres; and Sold by T. Cadell [and three others, London, 1789.

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