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        The Farmer's Companion being a complete System of Modern Husbandry: Including the Latest Improvements and Discoveries, in Theory and Practice. Illustrated by numerous Engravings. With 102 copper engraved plates (including two larger hand-coloured fold - out plates).

      Second Edition. In two Volumes (complete set). Large Octavo. Both volumes together contain 948 pages interleaved illustrations throughout the volumes (many of these plates are folding out) including a General Index. [Please ask for a full list of the illustrations].Hardcover / Two modern halfleather / full leather bindings (see images). Volume I in octavo format and in a brown full leather with spinelabel / Volume II in large octavo and bound in an excellent green half morocco with gilt lettering on spine, marbled boards and leather corners. Both volumes with new endpapers. Some illustrations and text towards the end of Volume II with some faint dampstaining only. Three illustrations are present twice in these volumes (Plates 35, 54 and 84). Extremely rare publication in very good condition !! Excellent and rare publication with 102 spectacular illustrations regarding agricultural history, early illustrations of livestock and especially beautiful are the hand-coloured illustrations of the Grasses. The livestock illustrations include: Merino Ram, Merino Ewe, Dartmoor Sheep, Exmoor Sheep, Hereford Ox, South Down Ewe and South Down Ram (both bred by Mr. Ellman of Glynd in Sussex), Devonshire Bull and Steer, Boar and Sow from Mr. Western etc. The early agriculture apparatus includes: Bean Drill Plough, Leicestershire Double Plough / Lord Somerville's Double Plough, The Oxfordshire Skim Plough , A View of the Threshing Machine erected at Chillingham in 1789 with the Circular Rake & Fanners etc. Includes the following chapters: Implements of Husbandry / Farm-houses and Offices / Farm-cottages / Inclosing of Land / Construction of Roads and Embankments / Soils / Manures / Draining of Land / Paring and Burning / Following of Land / Cultivation of Arable Land - Metods of bringing it into a State for Cropping / Cultivation of Arable Land - Sowing - After-Culture and Arrangement of Crops / Cultivation of Arable Land - Grain and Pulse Crops / Root and Plant Crops / Management of Grain and other Crops / Cultivation of Grass Lands - Laying down to Grass / Artificial Grasses / Meadows / Pastures / Methods of fattening Animals / Planting Fruit and Timber Trees / Live Stock / Neat Cattle / Sheep / Horses / Swine (Pigs) / Rabbits - Poultry &c.

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        Lettre d'un patissier anglois au nouveau cuisinier françois. Avec un extrait du Craftsman.

      Paris 1789 - In-8 de(2)-22 pp., veau havane marbré, dos orné à nerfs, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale. Sous couvert de l'anonymat le comte Des Alleurs (1693-1754) raille avec beaucoup d'esprit l'Avertissement placé en tête de la première édition des Dons de Comus, attribué aux PP. Guillaume-Hyacinthe Bougeant et Pierre Brumoy. L'Extrait, ou Imitation du Craftsman, se trouve p. 20-22. Vicaire, 518 ; Barbier II, 1160. Reliés avec : RIVARD (François-Dominique). Traité de la Sphère. Par M. Rivard, Professeur de Philosophie en l'Université de Paris, au Collége de Beauvais. Seconde édition, Revue, corrigée et augmentée par l'Auteur, dans laquelle on a ajouté un Traité Du Calendrier. A Paris, chez Jean Desaint & Charles Saillant, 1743. In-8 de IV-156-(2)-58 pp. Deuxième édition, revue et augmentée, de ce célébre traité du mathématicien François-Dominique Resnard (1697-1778) publié ici avec le Traite du calendrier, sous page de titre et pagination particulières, daté de 1744 et annoncé comme seconde édition revue et augmentée ; grand pédagogue, il contribua à introduire et à renouveler l'enseignement des mathématiques à l'Universite de Paris. 3 planches gravées dépliantes. Nombreux tableaux dont 1 dépliant : Table des Epactes des Nouvelles et Pleines lunes pour toutes les années depuis 1700 jusqu'à 2700. DESFORGES. Lettre critique sur la tragédie de Sémiramis. Sans lieu, (1748). In-8 de 30 pp. Curieux destin que celui de cet auteur, clerc de procureur (1710-1768), apprenant l'arestation du prétendant, le Prince Edouard, fit alors circuler ce distique : Peuple jadis si fier, aujourd?hui si servile, Des princes malheureux vous n?êtes plus l?asile. Ces deux vers lui coûtèrent cher, il fut envoyé au Mont Saint-Michel où il resta trois ans dans le fameux cachot appelé la Cage. Barbier II, [EULER (Leonhard)]. Jugement de l'Académie Royale des Sciences et des Belles-Lettres de Prusse. Exposé concernant l'Examen de la Lettre de M. de Leibnitz, alléguée par M. le Prof. Koenig, dans le mois de Mars, 1751. Des Actes de Leipzig, à l'occasion du Principe de la moindre action. A Berlin, 1752. In-8 de (8)-79 pp. Edition originale. Texte du jugement que l'Académie de Prusse prononça, fait sans précédent, par la bouche de Euler (1707-1783), dans la fameuse querelle de la Moindre Action qui fit frémir toute l'Europe sous la plume de Voltaire. Celle-ci oppose Maupertuis, aidé par Leonhard Euler, tous deux sous la protection Frédéric II de Prusse. Face à eux, Samuel Koenig, défendu par Voltaire. Dans ce texte Euler refuse le combat scientifique ; il sait que les deux présentations de la mécanique proposées Maupertuis et par Koenig sont totalement différentes mais équivalentes et suggère que la lettre de Leibniz est un faux. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS. IN THREE VOLUMES. A NEW EDITION.

      Thomas Dobson,, Philadelphia: 1789 - viii, [9]-412; vi, [7]-430; v, [1 blank], [7]-387, [55] pp. Volumes I and II with the ownership signature of Joseph Hopkinson, prominent Philadelphia and Jersey lawyer who defended Justice Samuel Chase in his impeachment trial, and the Whiskey Rebellion defendants; son of the Signer Francis Hopkinson. Volume III with the ownership signature of "J.P. Cilley 1873". The three volumes bound in original calf boards [the first two volumes with gilt borders], rebacked with gilt-lettered morocco spine labels. Minor wear, clean text, Very Good. The first American edition. 'Printing and the Mind of Man' describes this work as "the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought." Evans 31196. PMM 221 [London, 1776]. Kress 3288. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Elogio storico di Carlo III. Re delle Spagne &c. &c. &c.

      Napoli : nella Stamperia Reale, 1789 (In Napoli : dalla Stamperia Segreta Palatina di S. M.) - In-4 (26,5 cm) XIII (1) (1) c. (ritratto di Carlo III) 243 (1) frontespizio con monumento funebre. Belle testatine con ritratti di Carlo IV e Ferdinando IV. Tutti i ritratti incisi da R. Morghen. Colophon calcografico. Nome dell'autore alla fine della dedica. Piena pelle, fregi dorati al dorso. Contropiatti rivestiti di carta marmorizzata e tagli spruzzati. Caetani Onorato (1742-1797). Abate, erudito, reggente della cancelleria, di ritorno da un viaggio per l'Italia raccolse libri e manoscritti per ricostituire la biblioteca di famiglia, ebbe folto carteggio con letterati ed eruditi. Nato e morto a Roma. Morghen Raffaello (1761-1833). Incisore, calcografo. Nato a Portici (NA) e morto a Firenze. Bellissimo esemplare 18mo secolo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A 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 Banks, Bart. By Captain George Dixon

      London:: Geo. Goulding,, 1789. Second Edition. Hardcover. Acceptable. SECOND EDITION. 4to. [iii]-xxix, [iii (including 1 blank, errata, and Directions to the Binder)], 360, 1-47, [1 blank] pp. Gathering D in the appendix at the end is mis-bound, but the entire Appendix is present. 15 of 22 plates present, many mis-bound out of sequence, the plates include 4 folding maps, but LACKS the folding frontispiece; the title-page is torn at the head of the gutter with repairs, paper is toned and spotted, ink spots and smudge at page 262, corner of p. 305 torn away without loss of text, pencilling on the Directions to the Binder page, corners stained on the first and last few leaves. Originally bound with half calf, marbled paper over boards, the spine was re-backed at some point, but the whole thing is now very heavily worn with boards showing through at the edges, spine is gilt titled and ruled with a black leather spine label, the front hinge is broken and is held together only by the leather spine covering, all held together with a thick clear plastic dust-jacket. Ownership blind-stamp of Theodore J. Hoover on the title-page. Also, bookplates of Hoover and The Dorling's Library (manuscript) inserted in an envelope loosely laid-in. Sold AS IS. William Beresford was a Quaker who served as supercargo aboard the 200-ton Queen Charlotte, George Dixon (1748-1795), commander. While Dixon edited, provided the introduction, the appendixes, and the maps for this volume, most of the text consists of a series of forty-nine letters written by Beresford. They make good reading and are an excellent source on the early days of fur trading in the Pacific Northwest. Beresford's text is here complete and provides a salty sea-tale for those who enjoy the genre. PROVENANCE: Theodore Jesse Hoover (1871-1955) was the brother of President Herbert Hoover. Theodore Hoover graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Geology and Mining in 1901. In 1911 Hoover entered private practice as a consulting mining and metallurgical engineer with offices in London and San Francisco. His private practice was very successful; Hoover held positions of consulting engineer, managing director, director, and president of many mining companies in America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. T. J. Hoover could have purchased any copy of any book he wanted, but instead he bought this ragged dog of a book. And now, you can own it too! REFERENCES: Hill states: "The second edition … is not to be determined by internal points … but must have 'second edition' printed on the title page." Hill (2nd ed.) 117 (first edition); Sabin 20364.

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        Britannia: or, a Chorographical Description of the flourishing kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and the islands adjacent; from the earliest antiquity. By William Camden. Translated from the edition published by the author in MDCVII. Enlarged by the latest discoveries, by Richard Gough. In three volumes. Illustrated with maps, and other copper-plates.

      The first Gough edition. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and 153 maps and plates. Most of the maps and many of the plates are double-page or folding. A few engravings in the text and 1 folding Table.

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        Miscellaneous Poems

      Stourbridge: Printed by J. West; for J. F. and C. Rivington, London 1789 - Contemporary leather;spine, with gilt stamped lettering is of a later period; patterned page edges, marbled pastedowns and endpapers. Bookplate of author and bibliophile, Olive Percival is affixed to the front pastedown. The volume is edge rubbed, corners exposed, and the joints worn with tears at the crown. The hinges have been reinforced and the pages have a gentle waviness. A good copy and not all that common. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ DE L'OEUVRE DE FEU GEORGE FREDERIC SCHMIDT, GRAVEUR DU ROI DE PRUSSE, MEMBRE DES ACADÉMIES ROYALES DE PEINTURE DE BERLIN ET DE PARIS, ET DE L'ACADÉMIE IMPÉRIALE DE ST. PETERSBOURG

      London: n.p. 1789. small 8vo. full tree calf, red leather spine label. (xxviii), 122, (2) pages with a frontispiece portrait of the artist. First edition signed by the author at the end of the introduction. Dedicated to Monsieur Wille, graveur du roi de France, de L'Académie Royale de peinture et de plusiers autres académies. This copy of the book carries the signature and annotations of Franz Rechberger (1771-1841), a painter and engraver who was the personal curator of the Austrian collector, patron, and bibliophile le Comte Moritz von Fries (1777-1826). (For further information on Rechberger see Bénézit, 8 p.639, and Nagler, Die Monogrammisten II p.863.) The Comte de Fries was a patron of Ludwig van Beethoven and friend of Franz Schubert. He had amassed a collection of over 16,000 books (mostly large, illustrated works of the 18th century), 300 paintings and 100,000 drawings and prints representing all schools, before it had to be sold as a result of his bankruptcy in 1826. The collection is now dispersed throughout various public and private European collections. This book is annotated by Rechberger with notations of which prints were owned by Fries. Includes a complete catalogue of the prints and bookplates made by Schmidt. The book opens with a fine etching of Schmidt by "Wagner à Leipsic." Head and tail of spine with small chips, some rubbing to hinges. Bookplate on front pastedowns of Theodor Noderer and one indicating that this book came from the reference library and stock of H.P. Kraus. A commemorative booklabel which indicates that this set came from the reference library of H.P. Kraus purchased by Oak Knoll Books at the auction sale is loosely inserted. Covers cracked along front hinge.

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        RHEIN. -, Scenery of the Rhine, Belgium and Holland.

      27,5 x 18,5 cm. Gestoch. Titel und Frontispiz, 63 Bl. und mit 60 Stahlstichtafeln. Ldr. d. Zt. mit Rtit., Rvergoldung, Goldschnitt, Blind- und Goldprägung auf den Deckeln, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung. Schmitt 8: "Erste Rheinbeschreibung mit Stahlstichen. Die Illustrationsvorlagen stammen von dem Autodidakten Robert Batty (1789-1848), Captain der Grenadier Guards. 23 der insgesamt 60 Stahlstiche - ausgeführt von den damals besten Stehlstechern - schildern den Mittelrhein". - Mit Ansichten von Amsterdam, Antwerpen, Brüssel, Frankfurt, Mainz, Heidelberg, Rotterdam, Tournai, Würzburg usw. - Etwas berieben. Ein sauberes Exemplar. Baden-Württemberg, Rheinland-Pfalz - Saarland

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        Auctarium ad Floram pedemontanam cum notis et emendationibus auctore Carolo Allionio.

      Augustae Taurinorum, Joannes Michael Briolus 1789 - . 4°. 2 Bl., 53 S., 1 Bl. Mit 1 gest. Titelvignette und 2 gefaltete Kupfertafeln. Leder d.Zt. Erste Ausgabe. Berieben und beschabt. Rücken mit Fehlstellen. Papier leicht gebräunt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Alfred's Appeal. Containing His Address to the Court of King's Bench.

      1789 - The Prince of Wales's Clandestine Marriage [Withers, Philip (d. 1790)]. Alfred's Appeal. Containing His Address to the Court of King's Bench, On the Subject of the Marriage of Mary Anne Fitzherbert, And Her Intrigue with Count Bellois. London: S.n., 1789. 88 pp. [Bound with] [Withers, Philip]. Alfred's Apology. London: Entered at Stationers-Hall, 1789. 86 pp. Half-title lacking. [And] [Withers, Philip]. Alfred's Apology, Second Part, Containing a Letter to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales; With a Summary of the Trial of the Editor of Nemesis, On the Prosecution of Mrs. Fitzherbert, For a Libel; With Remarks, By Alfred. London: Entered at Stationers-Hall, 1789. 154 pp. [And] [Withers, Philip]. History of the Royal Malady, With Variety of Entertaining Anecdotes, To Which are Added, Strictures on the Declaration of Horne Tooke, Esq. Respecting "Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales," Commonly Called Mrs. Fitzherbert. With Interesting Remarks on a Regency. By a Page of the Presence. London: Sold at No. 9, Queen-Street, n.d. 62 (of 64) pp. Final two leaves lacking. Octavo (8" x 4-3/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlets bound into contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled boards, rebacked in period style, raised bands, gilt ornaments and lettering piece to spine, marbled edges. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities with some wear to corners, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning to text, light foxing in places, internally clean. * Alfred's Apology: second edition; Others: first editions (one of several issues, all in the same year). In 1785 George, the Prince of Wales and the future King George IV contracted an illegal marriage in secret with Maria Anne Fitzherbert, a Catholic commoner. (It violated the Bill of Rights and the 1701 Act of Settlement). King George III compelled the prince to leave her in 1794 to marry Duchess Caroline of Brunswick, but he continued his relationship with her (with some periods of estrangement). These items are part of a pamphlet war that grew out of a libel trial that resulted from Withers's public exposure of the clandestine marriage. English Short-Title Catalogue T11257, T11276, T11256, T11274. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Obelisco e piazza di Montecitorio

      1789 - Acquaforte e bulino, 1789 circa, firmata in lastra in basso a destra. Bellissima prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana "Fabriano", con margini, piccolo strappo sul lato destro perfettamente restaurato, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. L’opera viene stampata in occasione della sistemazione definitiva della piazza di Montecitorio, opera dell’architetto Giovanni Antinori. Nel 1789, infatti, Pio VI conferì, all'architetto Antinori l’incarico di innalzare al centro della piazza l'obelisco che l'Imperatore Augusto, dopo la conquista dell'Egitto, aveva portato a Roma. La stele - trovata nel 1748 nei pressi di piazza San Lorenzo in Lucina - proveniva da Eliopoli dove era stata innalzata in onore di Psammetico II, fra il 594 e il 589 a.C., per commemorare la vittoria sugli Etiopi. Sulla cima, Pio VI volle fosse posto un globo di bronzo con una fessura centrale attraverso la quale, a mezzogiorno, passa il sole, disegnando così un punto luminoso nell'ombra che l'obelisco proietta sul pavimento della Piazza, in ricordo dell'antica funzione di gnomone, il cui quadrante era stato già disegnato sul pavimento di una piazza presso San Lorenzo in Lucina, alla quale l'imperatore Augusto l'aveva destinato. Opera di grandissima rarità. Dimensioni 515x725. Etching with engraving, about 1789, signed in plate lower right. Beautiful proof, printed on contemporary laid paper with watermark "Fabriano", with margins, small tear on the right side perfectly restored, otherwise in excellent condition. The work is printed at the final settlement of the square of the House, designed by architect Giovanni Antinori. In 1789, in fact, Pius VI gave Antinori to task the center of the square with the obelisk which the Emperor Augustus had brought to Rome. The stele - found in 1748 near Piazza San Lorenzo in Lucina - came from Heliopolis where he was raised in honor of Psammetichus II, between 594 and 589 BC, to commemorate the victory over the Ethiopians. On top, Pius VI took place was a globe of bronze with a central slot through which, at noon, the sun passes, drawing a bright spot in the shade so that the obelisk casts on the floor of the square, in memory of function gnomon, the dial of which had already been drawn on the floor of a plaza at San Lorenzo in Lucina, to which the Emperor Augustus had intended. Work of great rarity. Size 515x725. Dimensioni [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Il notaio principiante istruito, o sia breve trattato istruttivo sopra il civile officio del notaio diviso per maggior comodo in sette tomi

      Stamperia Pagliarini, Roma 1789 - Opera in 7 voll. (8 tomi), m. pelle, tassello al dorso, piatti marmorizzati, tagli spruzzati._ Mancanza dei tasselli ai voll. III, V, VI; al vol. V piatto ant. e le prime carte danneggiate dall'umidit_; mancanza dell'ultima pagina dell'VIII tomo. Tracce di gore, legatura ben salda su tutti voll. Nell'insieme buone condizioni. Raro._ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eu a rainha. Faço faber aos que este Alvará de Declaraçaő com força de Ley virem: Que Tendo resoluto na Carta de Ley de dezenove de Junho deste anno, cuja execuçaő Deferi pelo Decreto de vinte de Julho para o mez de Novembro, ou para o dia que Eu fosse Servida ensinuar: ..

      [Lisboa]: Na officina de Antonio Rodrigues Galhardo, 1789. First edition. Removed. A very good clean copy removed from a larger volume, with a pinhole in left margin.. 4 pp. Law for the secularization of the religious military orders in Portugal including the Military Order of Christ, of Avis, and of Santiago (Ordem dos Cavaleiros de Nosso Senhor Jesus Cristo, Ordem Real Militar de Avis, and Ordem de Sao Tiago) instituted by Maria I after having obtained a Papal Bull from Pope Pius VI. OCLC shows one copy, of a different printing, at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. Delgado da Silva: Collecçăo da legislaçăo Portugueza III, pp. 564-5.

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        Ansicht d. Hochkreuzes, "Acien Monument, entre Godesberg, et la ville de Bonn".

      - Kupferstich v. J. C. Cl. n. C. Dupuis, 1789, 28,5 x 18,5 (H) Zu Dupuis siehe Merlo, Kölner Künstler, Spalte 206.

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        Der kluge Bauer. Oder ein Buch für den Bauer und Landmann, darinnen vom Ackerbau; von der Viehzucht; von der Haushaltungskunst; von der Gesundheit, und allerhand Hausmitteln von Krankheiten ? geredet wird. Von Oesterreich Landmann (2. Teil mit dem Untertitel: Oder ein Buch für den Bürger, Bauer und Landmann, darinnen vom Feld und Wiesenbau, und von der Viehzucht: von mancherley Haushaltungskünsten ? geredet wird. Hrsg. Von Samuel Sachß (etc.). 1-2 Tl.

      Wien, Im Verlag Georg Philipp Wucherers, und gedrukt mit Weimarischen Schriften 1785-1789. - 2 Tle. 8°. Titelbl., 7 nn. Bll. (Inhalt), 402 S., 2 nn. Bll., S. 403-406, 2 (1) nn. Bl., S. 407 (Schlussblätter verbunden); Titelbl., 3 nn. Bll. (Inhalt), 430 S., mit e. Kopfstück in jedem Teil, sow. kleinen Zierleisten auf jeder Seite. Guterhaltene marmorierte Ledereinbände d. Zeit, Rücken mit goldgeprägten Schildchen u. Zierbordüren, mit Streicheisenlinien auf den Einbanddeckeln, Vorsätze marmoriert, Buchschnitte rot gefärbt, Ecken etwas bestoßen. Seiten leicht gebräunt, teilw. etwas fleckig, zweiter Teil schwach wasserrandig. Mit Besitzvermerken von alter Hand am Titelblatt u. vorderem fliegenden Vorsatzblatt des zweiten Teils (Ex Libris Adalberti Ignatiis Pyerker . 1826) Hamberger/M. 7,4. Kayser 1,82 - der Autor dieses zu seiner Zeit beliebten, anregend verfassten, Haushalt- und Wirtschaftsratgebers, Samuel Sachß (Sachs; 1758-1822) war, laut Autorenangabe am Titelblatt des zweiten Teils, evangelischer Prediger in der Kärntner Gemeinde Stoggenwoi (Stockenboi). Ein weiterer dritter Teil dieser aufklärerischen Volksschrift erschien 1790. In den Bibliothekskatalogen ist der Autor meist falsch mit ?Salomo Sachs (1772-1855)? angegeben. Der wahre Autor ist kaum in biographischen Nachschlagewerken erwähnt, wird jedoch öfter in lokal- u. kirchenhistorischen Schriften genannt. Sehr selten und nur in wenigen Bibliotheken nachweisbar. Nicht im Österreichischen Bibliotheksverbund u. der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG.

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        Tratado general y matemático de reloxería, que comprende el módo de hacer reloxes de todas clases, y el de saberlos componer y arreglar por difíciles que séan .

      Madrid, Imprenta Real, 1789. - Small folio (26.3 x 18.5 cm.), recent full antique crimson morocco, spine richly gilt with raised bands in six compartments, dark green morocco lettering piece, gilt letter, wide gilt border on covers, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endleaves, text-block edges rouged. Half-title has some soiling and spotting; minor soiling in margins of title-page; rubric in outer margin of each recto; light dampstains on final 5 plates and blank verso of last plate. Still, in fine condition. Two different early signatures in blank margins of plates 21 and 22. Contemporary ink rubric in outer blank margin of each leaf recto, with the exception of the half title and title page, as well as in the outer blank margin recto of each plate. (3 ll.), xiv, 408 [i.e. 406] pp., 22 folding engraved plates. The pagination skips from 113 [leaf P1 recto] to 116 [leaf P1 verso]. There is no loss of text. *** FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE of this early Spanish contribution to clock-making literature. A second issue with a new title page appeared in 1791, and there is a facsimile reprint, Valencia 1986. The plates, engraved by José Giraldo y García after designs by Zerelta, depict clocks, plans for their construction, and their machinery. "The book is original work and shows several novel constructions, including a two-wheel clock . The drawings are beautifully executed" (Baillie). Relatively few original works by Spaniards devoted wholly to clock-making had been published in Spain before this time; this appears to be the most heavily illustrated, and therefore probably the most useful. The earliest work in Basanta Campos that deals with mechanical clocks seems to be Manuel del Rio's Arte de reloxes, 1759, with 13 plates, which Baillie describes as "very comprehensive in subject matter, but quite inadequate in detail." Penna's Compendio util, 1760, was apparently not illustrated, and Pedro Marechal's L'arte de conservar y arreglar los reloxes, 1767, was an unacknowledged translation of Berthoud, with all the plates omitted.Zerella y Ycoaga describes how to make all sorts of watches, including pocket watches, clocks for the home and carriage, clocks to use at night and calendar clocks with pendulums. He gives details of their working parts and instructions for common repairs. The plates corresponding to this section show the gears and how they fit together, and various clock faces (showing seconds, minutes, hours, months, phases of the moon, etc.). The second section of the work (beginning on p. 191) contains the mathematical, geometrical, geographical and mechanical theory necessary for clock-makers. At the end (pp. 386-93) is a brief chapter on constructing music boxes, illustrated by the final plate. The Tratado appeared again, essentially unchanged, at Madrid, 1791.Zerella y Ycoaga, clockmaker to Ferdinand VI, studied at Geneva and came to Spain hoping to establish an Escuela de Relojeria and a factory that would compete with those of France and England. Chapter XXIX of the first part was obviously written with that in mind: "Modo de hacer un relox de bolsillo y de sala, mejor que en Francia ni en Inglaterra . "*** Palau 380316: calling for only 2 preliminary leaves. Baillie, Clocks & Watches p. 333: not mentioning the 3 unnumbered preliminary leaves. Basanta Campos, Bibliografia relojera española p. 62: not mentioning xiv pp. preceding the main text; reproducing the title-page on p. 61. Cf. Pertuch & Hilker, Horological Books & Pamphlets in the Franklin Institute Library p. 109 (the second edition). Not in Aguilar Piñal. Not in Bromley, Clockmakers' Library. Not in British Library, Eighteenth-Century Spanish STC. Not in Ticknor Catalogue. CCPBE locates eight copies in Spanish libraries, at least three of which are incomplete (plus three in anonymous private collections). Rebiun repeats one of these and adds three more. Neither issue located in Copac. Not located in NUC. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        History and Antiquities of the Town and County of the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne, Including an Account of the Coal Trade of That Place and Embellished with Engraved Views of the Publick Buildings Etc.

      London; B White & Son and T & L Egerton, 1789. - FIRST EDITION. Quarto. Volume I [xvi], 676, [4]pp & Volume II 723, [9] pp. Engraved title pages to each volume, 30 engraved plates of which 12 are fold-out, multifold engraved map , illustrations in text ; complete with the addition of an unlisted plate to Volume I. Book Condition: Good. Two volume matching set in quarter tan calf, with marbled paper-covered boards and gilt titles & ruling to spine. Joints split but holding; minor loss head & tail of spine. Boards rubbed and scuffed with wear at corners; armorial bookplate with monogram to each front pastedown. Scattered foxing; offsetting from plates. Vol I "Monuments" plate misfolded with associated creasing and soiling to extreme edge; Vol II 1-inch closed tear to margin of "Monastry of Tinmouth" plate with paper repair to verso. The cornerstone history of the Town, unsurpassed arguably even by Welford's three volume history of 1884. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        LA LOGIQUE, OU LES PREMIERS DEVELOPPEMENS DE L'ART DE PENSER

      1789. Very Good. CONDILLAC, Abbe [Etienne Bonnot de]. LA LOGIQUE, OU LES PREMIERS DEVELOPPEMENS DE L'ART DE PENSER; OUVRAGE ELEMENTAIRE, QUE LE CONSEIL PREPOSE AUX ECOLES PALATINES AVOIT DEMANDE, ET QU'IL A HONORE DE SON APPROBATION. [Paris: N.p.] 1789. Later edition. (First printed in 1781.) viii, 200 pp. 12mo., contemporary calf, gilt back, marbled endpapers. Crown slightly chipped; front board shows 1/2 inch worming. Occasional neat bracketing in text margins. Very good.

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        Emisfero Terrestre Meridionale delineato secondo le ultime Osservazioni

      Roma 1789 - Carta tratta dal "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni", edito a Roma dal 1792 fino al 1801, opera che la Calcografia Camerale commissionò al Cassini al fine di sostituire l’ormai obsoleto "Mercurio Geografico". Giovanni Maria Cassini, chierico regolare somasco fu geografo e cartografo, ma anche intagliatore di architetture e prospettive - uno dei migliori discepoli di Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Cassini fu uno degli ultimi sferografi italiani del Settecento ed i suoi globi ebbero una notevole diffusione, come pure questo "Nuovo Atlante Geografico". Incisione in rame, finemente colorata nei contorni, in ottimo stato di conservazione. An uncommon map, published in the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale', with a decorative title cartouche, by Giovanni Maria Cassini, a Somasco monk. He was geographer and cartographer but he was also good at engraving architectural items and perspectives – he was one of the best disciples Giovanni Battista Piranesi had. Moreover, Cassini was one of the last artists to engrave spheres in the XVIII century and his globes were quite famous and widespread, and realized the most important Italian Atlas of the XVIII century; his maps always bear a cartouche, extremely rich in colours and details. Copperplate with fine later hand colour, in very good condition. Dimensioni 470 345mm

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        Select Views in Leicestershire from Original Drawings containing Seats of the Nobility and Gentry, Town Views and Ruins, etc.

      Throsby Leicester -90.Two volumes including the Supplementary volume 1789 - Thick Quarto; [8],353,[1]; 536. Subscriber's List. 61 fine engraved plates vol one, map and 16 plates to vol two. A complete copy. Modern full calf, plain raised bands to the spine, black lettering piece. Modern plain endpapers.Some plates sl spotted. Overall a G-VG solid copy of this major county history.

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        Examen du Gouvernement d'Angleterre Compare aux Constitutions.

      1789 - An Important Influence of the Political Philosophy of the French Revolution [Stevens, John (1749-1838)]. [Faure, Louis Joseph, Translator]. Examen du Gouvernement d'Angleterre Compare aux Constitutions des Etats-Unis: Ou l'On Refute Quelques Assertions Contenues dans l'Ouvrage de M. Adams, Intitule: Apologie des Constitutions des Etats-Unis d'Amerique, & Dans Celui de M. Delolme, Intitule: De la Constitution d'Angleterre. Londres, Et se Trouve a Paris: Chez Froulle, 1789. viii, 291 pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-3/4"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine, edges rouged, gilt rules to board edges, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker. Negligible rubbing to boards, light fading near top-edges, moderate rubbing to extremities with some wear to spine ends and corners, joints just starting at ends. Some toning to text, light foxing to title page and a few other leaves, internally clean. An attractive copy. * Only edition. This work was originally published in 1787 as a 56-page pamphlet entitled Observations on Government; Including Some Comments on Mr. Adams's Defense of the Constitution and Government of the United States of America. Ignored in America, it became an important influence on French debates about government during the first phase of the French Revolution in this version translated by Faure, who transformed it into a 291-page book with the addition of notes by Pierre S. DuPont de Nemours, Nicolas de Condorcet and J.A. Gauvain Gallors, a translation of the new U.S. Constitution and notes from Virginia's ratifying convention. Originally attributed to William Livingston, this work was written by Stevens, an engineer and inventor best known for his work on the development of the steamboat. Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 41646. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 2777. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Concise Treatise On The Art Of Angling Confirmed By Actual Experiences And Minute Observations To Which Is Added The Compleat Fly Fisher

      n/d 1789 - 169 pages, advert leaf some light staining and spotting, frontis and title browned, outer margin repair to frontis, recently bound in old style 1/2 calf marble boards, a popular title which ran to 11 editions.VG

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        The Rambler. In Four Volumes

      London: J. Rivington and Sons, et al. 1789 - Four volumes uniformly bound. Eleventh edition. 4 1/8 in. x 6 7/8 in. Each volume has an engraved frontispiece, a title page, and contents pages. Pagination: Vol. I: 322 pp., one page publisher’s ad; Vol. II: 304 pp; Vol. III: 319 pp; Vol. IV: 264 pp, index 32 pp. Full old mottled calf; leather title labels mounted on the spine; gilt titling on the spine. Previous owner’s name in ink written on front paste-down of each volume. Light age-related tanning to end-papers. Light rubbing to cover corners. Otherwise an attractive, well-preserved set. The set weighs 2 3/4 lbs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tavern Licence Granted to John Swan by Mayor James Duane, 1789.

      1789 - Eighteenth-Century New York City Tavern Licence [Taverns]. [New York City]. [Duane, James (1733-1797)]. [Tavern Licence Granted to John Swan Signed by Mayor James Duane]. New York, May 4, 1789. 6-1/4" x 7-1/2" part-printed document, inscribed in neat hand, docketed on verso. Moderate browning, faint horizontal fold line, another fold line to upper right corner, minor wear and a few small chips to edges, a few cellotape repairs to verso. An interesting item. * Swan's licence permits him to sell "strong liquors in his dwelling house," provided he does not "keep a disorderly Inn or Tavern, or suffer or permit any Cock fighting, Gaming or playing with Cards or Dice, or keep any Billiard Table, or other Gaming table or Shuffle Board, within the Inn or Tavern." James Duane was the first mayor of New York after the British evacuation in 1784. A Revolutionary leader, he was a delegate to the Continental Congress and a signer of the Articles of Confederation. After he completed his term as mayor in 1789, he became one of the first federal judges on the U.S. Circuit Court in New York. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Extra Official State Papers. Addressed to The Right Hon. Lord Rawdon and the Other Members of the Two House of Parliament, Associated for the Preservation of the Constitution and Promoting the Prosperity of the British Empire. By a Late Under Secretary of State [William Knox].

      London, J.Debrett, 1789. - Volume One (of two) in two parts. 8°. 49, [1], 14, [2], 174 [2] pages plus Errata-leaf. Original Hardcover. Contemporary Irish calf with edges stained green. Neatly rebacked. Gilt ornaments on spine with beautiful original spinelabel. In overall excellent condition. This thoughtful work on Irish politics and history was written by an Irish-born government official, and subsequently owned by two significant figures in Irish history, both of whom have left their mark on it. The first was the spy and co-founder of the United Irishmen, Leonard Macnally who has signed and annotated the text, followed by Warner William Westenra second Baron Rossmore who has left his notes and jottings on the Act of Union. [SABIN 38181] The title page bears the ownership signature of Leonard Macnally who signs himself 'Leo: MacNally' with the name of the anonymous author '[William] Knox' written in his hand below. Macnally, a barrister and playwright, is now remembered as a notorious spy for the British government, exploiting his status as a co-founder of the United Irishmen to betray friends and republican clients such as Wolfe Tone even as he purported to defend them in the court cases that followed the rebellion of 1798. In addition to his ownership signature MacNally has lightly annotated Knox's Appendix which contains a 'Paper delivered to Lord Frederick Campbell, when appointed Secretary to Ireland, 1767' in which the author addresses the 'tyranny' of aristocratic government in Ireland, lamenting the 'wretched. ancient condition of Ireland. in respect to property' ownership. MacNally's interest seems to lie in Knox's reading of the history of Irish land tenure with five inked annotations setting out the legal justification for Knox's historical analysis, frequently by reference to Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England. The bookplate of the Barons Rossmore appears on the front pastedown, almost certainly Warner William Westenra (1765-1842) the second Baron who was briefly a member of the Irish Parliament before losing his seat in the Act of Union, returning to spearhead a campaign to reform the representative peerage in Ireland, finally serving as Lord Lieutenant of Monaghan. On the penultimate blank endpaper, Westenra wrestles with the implications of Union with the UK, apparently writing before the act: 'The question now before the public is shall we have an Union? Shall the people of Ireland consent to an Union of Legislature. The voice of thousands cry out no - that is the voice of thousands exclaim - let material pride trample upon national interest.' Alluding to one of the perennial features of Irish history, Rossmore acknowledges: 'Literary men of genius will go to England', but resignedly continues, 'Is that not the case now - Sheridan &c' [Description: Christian White]

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        Emmerich, eine komische Geschichte vom Verfasser des Siegfried von Lindenberg. Erster - Achter Theil.

      Frankfurt - Leipzig, -, 1787 - 1789. - 4 Bde. 443, 395, 336, 406 S. Priv. HLd. der Zeit. Vgl. Goed. VI, 937, 12: hier wahrscheinlich die zweite Auflage. Komplett acht Teile in vier Büchern. - Kl. St. a. T., fleckig, leichte Gbrsp. Bd. 1: kl. Nr. a. V., kl. Fraßspur in Marginalie, Ebd. berieben. - Müller, (1743 - 1828), ursprünglich für den Arztberuf bestimmt, brach sein Medizinstudium 1770 ab, um sich ganz einer schriftstellerischen Tätigkeit zu widmen. Seine ersten Werke veröffentlichte er in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Magdeburger Verleger Daniel Christian Hechtel, dessen Tochter er 1771 heiratete. Im selben Jahr machte er sich als Buchhändler und Verleger in Hamburg selbständig. 1773 gründete er eine Verlagsbuchhandlung in Itzehoe, die er jedoch 1783 aus wirtschaftlichen und gesundheitlichen Gründen wieder aufgab, um sich nun ausschließlich seiner literarischen Tätigkeit zu widmen. Müller war vor allem mit komisch-satirischen Romanen nach dem Vorbild des englischen Autors Henry Fielding erfolgreich, die den Geschmack der bürgerlichen Leserschaft trafen. In dem satirischen Roman Siegfried von Lindenberg (1779, Neuausg. 1966) verspottete er Empfindsamkeit und Geniekult. M. veröffentlichte außerdem Gedichte (2 Tle., 1770/71), Komische Romane (8 Bde., 1786-91) und den Roman Sara Reinert (4 Bde., 1796). (DBE) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

      London: for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell,, 1789. The Fifth Edition. 3 volumes, octavo (208 x 130 mm). Near-contemporary half calf, neatly rebacked to style, red morocco labels to spines, compartments ruled in gilt, marbled paper boards, green marbled endpapers, edges marbled green. Neatly rebacked and recornered. Upper margin of first few leaves of volume I with light damp mark, spotting throughout, more severe in places, slight marginal loss to two leaves (text unaffected); a very good copy. Fifth edition, the last to be published during Smith's lifetime. "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).

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        A history of the fishes of the British Islands. (4 Bde. compl.).

      Gr.-8. Bd. I: VI, 245 S., 57 col. Taf. II: VI, 265 S., 63 col. Taf. III: IV, 208 S., 59 col. Taf. IV: IV, 439 S., 73 col. Taf. (insg 252 Holzstich-Tafeln) un Gesamtregister., Orig.-OLwd. d. Zeit, goldgeprägt, Berieben, Ecken min. gestaucht, ein Rücken am Kopf eingerissen (1 cm), Kapitale etwas berieben. Ein Bogen im Band I etwas gelockert. Innen teilweise wenig stockfleckig, insgesamt gutes Exemplar. (Nissen, Zool. 979. - Nissen, Fischb. 44.) Erste Auflage. Mit 252 wunderbaren, gestochenen und kolorierten Holzstichtafeln von A. F. Lydon reich illustriertes und umfangreiches Werk des britischen Naturforschers Jonathan Couch (1789-1870) der die Vorlagen lieferte. Couch lieferte Zeit seines Lebens Beiträge zu Ichthyologie, vor allem seiner Heimat.

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. The Fifth Edition.

      London: for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1789 - 3 volumes, octavo (208 x 130 mm). Near-contemporary half calf, neatly rebacked to style, red morocco labels to spines, compartments ruled in gilt, marbled paper boards, green marbled endpapers, edges marbled green. Neatly rebacked and recornered. Upper margin of first few leaves of volume I with light damp mark, spotting throughout, more severe in places, slight marginal loss to two leaves (text unaffected); a very good copy. Fifth edition, the last to be published during Smith's lifetime. "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). Goldsmiths' 13794; Kress B.1722; Tribe 33; Sraffa 5451; Vanderblue, p. 3. See Printing and the Mind of Man 221.

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        A Complete Dictionary of the English Language, Both with regard to Sound and Meaning. One main Object of which is, to establish a plain and permanent standard of pronunciation. To which is prefixed a prosodial grammar

      London: Printed for Charles Dilly, 1789. Second edition, 4to, (xix), x-lv, (vii, 578) pp. Portrait frontispiece, faint damp stain to the outer margin of this and to the lower corner of some leaves to the rear of the volume. Recent speckled half calf, marbled sides, a very good copy.

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        Lettres écrites à ses amis en Toscane pendant le cours de ses voyages en Italie, en Sicile et en Turquie, sur l'histoire naturelle, l'industrie & le commerce de ces différentes contrées.

      Paris, Duchesne, 1789. ____ Première édition française, de ces lettres de voyage en Sicile et en Turquie. La traduction est de Pingeron, qui l'a enrichie de notes. Fente à un mors du premier volume, bon exemplaire par ailleurs. Rare. Manquait à Chadenat et à Blackmer. Quérard 9, 98. *****. 3 volumes in-8. [195 x 123 mm] Collation : XVI, 542 pp. /(4), 463 2 pl. / (4), 489 pp., 3 pl. Basane brune, dos orné, chainette dorée d'encadrement sur les plats, tranches marbrées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Le Parfait Negociant, ou Instruction generale pour ce qui regarde le commerce des marchandises de France & des Pays Etrangeres. Pour la Banque, le Change & Rechange. Pour les Sociétés ordinaires, en commandite & anonimes. Pour les Faillites, Banqueroutes, Séparations, Cessions & abandonnemens de Biens. Nouvelle édition

      Paris, chez la Veuve Estienne & Fils 1789 - 2 vols. (19,3 x 25,6 cm.) I: 4 h. inc. portada a dos tintas y retrato del autor grabado al cobre a toda plana por Edelinck, XXXIII p., 1 h., 2 grabados, 368 p., 488 p., 204 p. II: 24 h. inc. portada a dos tintas, 759 p., 16 h. Plena piel de época, lomos con nervios, hierros dorados y doble tejuelo. Algunas hábiles restauraciones con injerto de piel en cabeza y esquinas. Tercera edición, originalmente impresa en 1675 pronto se sonvirtió en un verdadero best seller del del derecho mercantil: El Perfecto Negociante de Jacques Savary analiza en profundidad la letra de cambio, las sociedades y las grandes empresas privilegiadas, la quiebra, los corredores, los comisionistas, los negociantes a granel y al por menor, los pesos y las medidas, la contabilidad, las jurisdicciones consulares, el derecho laboral, los mercados, no solo en Francia sino también Europa y el resto del mundo Con un fino análisis jurídico de los actores y de los instrumentos del comercio (leyes, reglamentos, jurisprudencia). Se publicó en numerosas ocasiones, lo que da prueba de su éxito. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vermischte Beyträge zur Geschichte der Stadt Nürnberg. 32 Hefte in 4 Bänden. - UND: Neue Beytrage zur Geschichte der Stadt Nürnberg. 13 Hefte in 2 Bänden - Zusammen 45 Hefte in 6 Bänden.

      Nürnberg, Selbstverlag, 1786-, 1789. - circa 17,1 x 11,2 cm. Zusammen mehr als 2000 Seiten, mit 1 doppelblattgr. Kupfertafel und 54 genealogischen Falttafeln Neuere marmorierte Pappbände mit zwei geprägten Rückenschildern "Pfeiffer 29524 und 29526. Komplett sehr seltene Reihe zur Geschichte Nürnbergs mit vielen Beiträgen zur Genealogie wichtiger Familien, zur lokalen Kulturgeschichte, Bau- und Kunstwerken, mit Kapiteln z.B über Hans Sachs, Eppelein von Gailingen, Druckprivilegien Kobergers, Büchernachdrucker, eine Bibliographie Sebastian Francks etc. - Der Herausgeber Georg Ernst Waldau (1745-1817) war ein bedeutener Kirchenhistoriker und gab mehrere Schriften über seine Heimatstadt Nürnberg heraus. - Älterer Sammlerstempel "Wurfbain", wohl aus der bedeutenden Nürnberger Ärztefamilie. Wenig gebräunt, kaum fleckig, meist sauber. Ansprechende neuere Einbände. - In dieser Vollständigkeit sehr selten. " [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Amsterdam, aandelenbeurs - Pierre Fouquet, ca. 1790.

      OUDSTE AANDELENBEURS TER WERELD?Gezicht van de beurs te Amsterdam?. Kopergravure uitgegeven 1789 door Pierre Fouquet jr. naar een tekening van Herman Schouten uit ca. 1765. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. (prent) ca. 27,2 x 36,1 cm.De Amsterdamse koopmansbeurs was in het begin van de 17de eeuw het belangrijkste handelsinstituut ter wereld. Al snel was de beurs een zeer internationale aangelegenheid. Er werd gehandeld in alles wat maar te verhandelen was. Er waren VOC-aandelen te koop, termijncontracten die het recht gaven op een vastgelegd tijdstip voor een vaste prijs partijen goederen te kopen, verzekeringen, maar ook gewoon goederen. Verder konden er verzekeringen worden afgesloten. Er konden contracten over het vervoer van vrachten worden gesloten en er was informatie te krijgen wat verder voor de handel van belang was.In de lente van 1608 werd met de bouw van de Koopmansbeurs begonnen, gedeeltelijk op de gewelven van de sluis, gedeeltelijk op palen van 50 a 60 voet lengte.Het Amsterdamse stadsbestuur was de initiatiefnemer voor de bouw van deze beurs. Het wilde daarmee de handel in de stad op ??n plek concentreren. Dit was bevorderlijk voor de handel en het bood ook mogelijkheden voor regulering. De bouw stond onder leiding van stadsbouwmeester Hendrick de Keyser. Het ontwerp van de beurs was afgeleid van soortgelijke beursgebouwen in Antwerpen en Londen. In 1611 was het de Koopmansbeurs een feit.De Koopmansbeurs bestond uit een rechthoekige binnenplaats met daaromheen een zuilengalerij. Doordat ze gedeeltelijk was gebouwd op brugbogen konden schepen met gestreken mast onder de beurs door varen. De doorgang werd in 1622 afgesloten, eerst met een boom in de vaaropening, vervolgens met zware houten deuren en tenslotte in 1672 werd de doorgang definitief dichtgemetseld. Als reden voor de sluiting wordt aangegeven dat in 1622 een steenhouwersgezel uit Namen, Balthasar Paul, complotteerde om Amsterdam in brand te steken. Een onderdeel van zijn plannen was het in brand steken van de beurs. Zijn plannen mislukten en Balthasar Paul eindigde zijn leven op het schavot op de Dam.Misschien al in 1611, maar in elk geval na de verbouwing en uitbreiding van de beurs in 1668, had de effectenhandel een vaste plaats op de - openlucht - beursvloer.Het overgrote deel van de transacties die in deze beurs gesloten werden, betrof de goederenhandel, maar de Beurs van Hendrick de Keyser was ook de plek waar aandelen in de VOC en, vanaf 1621, ook in de West-Indische Compagnie werden verhandeld. Daarom wordt dit beursgebouw ook beschouwd als de oudste aandelenbeurs ter wereld.Ten behoeve van de korenhandelaren, werd in 1617 bij de Oude Brug, aan de zuidzijde, over het water een aparte korenbeurs gebouwd.In 1835 was de Koopmansbeurs zodanig verzakt dat hij onbruikbaar geworden was en uiteindelijk moest het gebouw tussen 1836 en 1838 gesloopt worden. Ervoor in de plaats kwam de Beurs van Zocher, aan de andere kant van de Dam.Prijs: ?850,-.

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        The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, in the county of Southampton: with engravings, and an appendix

      London: Printed by T. Bensley, 1789 - First edition, 4to, (vi), 468, (12) pp, bound without the final errata leaf. Folding frontispiece, trimmed to the top edge, two engraved fly titles and 6 plates, armorial bookplate of Edward [Harbord], Lord Suffield, radical politician and anti-slavery campaigner, to paste down. Contemporary tree calf, subtle repairs to joints, gilt decorated spine with an armorial tool, green morocco labels. One of the landmarks of British natural history. ".nobody has managed to rival the grace and ease of White's writing. In a measure this success must be attributed to his style and personality. Central to this last is a modest acceptance that some aspects of the natural scene are beyond understanding. Such 'fear before God' has delighted readers for more than two centuries, and unites the cabinet (of specimens), the laboratory, and the study." (ODNB).

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        Unterricht in der natürlichen Magie, oder zu allerhand belustigenden und nützlichen Kunststücken, völlig umgearbeitet von Johann Christian Wiegleb. Erster bis dritter Band, mit Kupfern. Fortgestzt von Gottfried Ehrich Rosenthal, mit einer Vorrede von Johann Christian Wiegleb.

      Berlin - Stettin, Friedr. Nicolai, 1779 - 1789. - 2 Bde. IV + 68 + 416 + 10, 16 n.n. + 406 + 12, 28 n.n. + 400 + 6 S. Priv. Hld. der Zeit, auf fünf Bünden u. mit RSchild. Drei Bände in zwei Büchern. Mit 9 Kupfern (Bd. 1), 14 Kupfern (Bd. 2) und 17 (recte 16) Kupfern (Bd. 3). - Die natürliche Magie. - Reihentitel fehlt in Bd. 1, hds. Notizen auf den 2 letzten Leerseiten des Bd. 1, St. a. T. (Bd. 1), Besitzsign. a. T. (Bd. 2), leicht stockfleckig, geringfügig wasserrandig, Tafeln (Bd. 3) unfachmännisch eingenäht, jedoch keine Verluste oder Beschädigungen. Leichte Gbrsp. der Zeit. - Wiegleb (1732 - 1800), von Beruf Apotheker und Chemiker, beschäftigte sich auch oder vorallem im al-chemistischen Bereichen. Er überarbeitete Martius' "Magia naturalis", das soviel Begeisterung hervorrief, das es sich in der Auflage 1786 bis 1805 zu einer 20bändigen Reihe auswuchs. Die Kupfer zeigen u.a. elektrisch bewegte Gegenstände, optische Tricks, eine Laterna Magica und auch eine Nebelmaschine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lettres écrites de Lausanne. Première partie. Caliste ou Suite des lettres écrites de Lausanne. Seconde partie. - (Relié avec): Ségur, Alexandre Joseph Pierre: Correspondance secrette entre Ninon de Lenclos le Marquis de Villarceaux, et Madame de M.

      Genève et Paris, / Paris Prault, Le Jay 1788 et 1789. - 2 oeuvres à 2 parties en 1 volume. Petit in-8°. 2 f. n. ch., 118 p., 2 p. errata n. ch., 1 f. n. ch., 148 p., 3 p. n. ch.; 2 f. n. ch., 112 p., 2 f. n. ch, 96 p. Reliure maroquin vert à long grains avec deux pièces de titre en maroquin rouge et orange, dos et plats avec riche décor à fers. I: 5e édition pour la première partie. 2e édition pour "Caliste". Avec le carton pour la feuille C8 de la 2e partie. - Belle van Zuylen connue sous le nom d'Isabelle de Charrière (1740 près d'Utrecht-1805 Colombier près de Neuchâtel). Epouse de Charles-Emmanuel de Charrière, qui lui laisse la liberté qu'elle souhaite au sein du mariage, elle a des contacts intellectuels dans toute l'Europe avec entre autres Mozart, Rameau, Rousseau, Benjamin Constant dont elle est l'amie et avec qui elle entretient une correspondance jusqu'à sa mort. De ses réguliers séjours à Lausanne et Neuchâtel datent ses plus fameuses publications, les "Lettres neuchâteloises" (1784) puis les "Lettres écrites de Lausanne". Ces romans épistolaires racontent la vie en Suisse romande à l'époque dans un style clair et vivant. "Dans 'Lettres écrites de Lausanne', une veuve raconte les plaisirs et les difficultés d'élever seule sa fille et de lui chercher un parti convenable lui autorisant la liberté qu'elle chérie tant. La fille reconnaît la difficulté et le livre se termine en rejetant tant le mariage que la vie en société. Dans 'Caliste', son oeuvre la plus populaire, Charrière décrit une relation ruinée par l'humilité, la complaisance et la couardise. L'oeuvre est remarquable par sa variété et sa profondeur. Appartenant à la tradition littéraire féminine française de Marie de Sévigné, Germaine de Staël et George Sand, Charrière a été remarquée pour l'originalité et le courage de son oeuvre, notamment en ce qui concerne le rôle traditionnel de la femme dans la société du XVIIIe siècle. Reconnue par certains critiques comme l'une des romancières les plus subtiles et accomplies du siècle, Charrière est appréciée pour son innovation dans les thèmes et dans la forme et elle est également l'une des premières avocates de l'égalité des sexes." (enotes com) - II- Gay-L. 1,736. - :Edition originale de ce texte apocryphe, la correspondance imaginaire entre Ninon de Lenclos, Louis de Mornay et la Marquise de Villarceaux à Madame de Maintenon. "Il y a beaucoup d'esprit dans cette correspondance, amis ce n'est ni le ton, ni le style de l'époque, que Ségur n'a point conservés. On assure qu'il y fit entrer des billets que lui avaient adressés quelques dames, ses maitresses". (Gay). De la bibliothèque d'Adolphe de Musset, cousin d'Alfred de Musset, avec ex libris. Les plats légèrement frottées.

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        EN CONSIDERACION AL AUMENTO QUE HAN TENIDO LAS FABRICAS, LA MARINA MERCANTE, Y LOS FRUTOS, Y EFECTOS DE MIS DOMINIONS CON LA LIBERTAD DEL COMERCIO A INDIAS.[first few lines of text].

      [Madrid]. Feb. 28, 1789. - [3]pp. Folded folio sheet. Two worm holes, very minor soiling, else fine. This royal decree liberalized the tightly controlled trade between Spain, New Spain, and the Captaincy of Caracas. The Crown hoped to spur navigation and commerce and lessen the incentive for smuggling. Export duties on goods traveling to the Indies were to be slashed by ten percent, but penalties against contraband would still be enforced.

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        EN CONSIDERACION AL AUMENTO QUE HAN TENIDO LAS FABRICAS, LA MARINA MERCANTE, Y LOS FRUTOS, Y EFECTOS DE MIS DOMINIONS CON LA LIBERTAD DEL COMERCIO A INDIAS...[first few lines of text]

      [Madrid], 1789. [3]pp. Folded folio sheet. Two worm holes, very minor soiling, else fine. This royal decree liberalized the tightly controlled trade between Spain, New Spain, and the Captaincy of Caracas. The Crown hoped to spur navigation and commerce and lessen the incentive for smuggling. Export duties on goods traveling to the Indies were to be slashed by ten percent, but penalties against contraband would still be enforced.

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        Nuovo dizionario istorico ovvero Storia in compendio. Di tutti gli Uomini che si sono resi illustri segnando le epoche delle Nazioni, e molto piu de'nomi famosi per talenti di ogni genere, virtù, scelleratezze, errori, fatti insigni, scritti pubblicati, etc. Dal principio del mondo fino al nostro giorni; con tavole cronologiche. Composto da una Societa'di Letterati in Francia, accresciuto in occasione di più edizioni da altre Società Letteratie in Alemagna, ne'Paesi-Bassi, e in Italia. Sulla settima edizione Francese del 1789, tradutto in Italiano.

      Bassano, A spese Remondini di Venezia, 1796, 1789. 22 vols. bound in 12. 8vo (19,5 x 13 cm). 12 nice, contemporary bindings, full leather; spines nicely blindstamped and gilt (gilt faded); covers surrounded by blindstamped decorations; marbled endpapers. Each volume about 350 pages, printed in 2 columns. - A few covers with some small rubbings; convent-stamps on half-titles and on verso titles, but on the whole a good and clean set, also a rare set, printed by the famous house of Remondini. - With ex libris of Theodori Karajan

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        Voyage à la Baie Botanique Avec une Description du nouveau Pays de Galles Méridional, de ses habitans, de ses productions, &c. & quelques détails relatifs à M. de la Peyrouse, pendant son séjour à la Baie Botanique... A laquelle on a ajouté le récit historique de la Découverte de la Nouvelle Hollande...

      Paris: Letellier, 1789. Octavo; contemporary French mottled calf. One of two French editions of Tench's Narrative published in 1789. This is thus either the first or the second French publication on settled Australia, and one of the very earliest descriptions in French of the appearance of La Pérouse at Botany Bay in 1788.Two French editions of Tench's Narrative were published in 1789, of uncertain priority; the other was published by Knapen fils. This is the more extended version and includes a long, 85-page section about the history of discovery entitled "Récit historique de la découverte de la Nouvelle Hollande et du nouveau Pays de Galles Méridional". The economic historian K.M. Dallas sees this section as significant evidence in the continuing debate about the reasons for the decision to settle New South Wales.This copy, like all those we have examined, does not have a folding map: Ferguson mentions there being one in the National Library's copy but that is almost certainly an addition; no map is mentioned in the "Table" Preliminaries browned, scattered foxing, spine worn, joints restored, later endpapers. A good copy.

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        HISTORIAS DAS VIDAS DE S.TA MARIA EGYPCIACA, SANTA THAIS, E SANTA THEODORA PENITENTES.

      - ESCRITAS PELO PADRE PEDRO DE RIBADENEIRA, Da Companhia de Jesus. TRADUZIDA EM PORTUGUEZ POR DIOGO VAZ CARRILHO, Natural de Lisboa. LISBOA: Na Officina de FELIPPE DA SILVA E AZEVEDO, Anno M. DCC. LXXXIX. [1789] Com licença da Real Meza da Commissão Geral, sobre o Exame, e Censura dos Livros. De 21,5x15,8 cm. com 24 págs. Brochado. Ilustrado com xilogravura na folha de rosto representando Santa Maria Egipcia com o Abade Zozimas. Exemplar por abrir e em muito bom estado. Importante fonte para o estudo da religiosidade popular no fim do Século XVIII. Raro folheto de cordel destinado a divulgar entre as camadas populares a vida de santas, extraídas do célebre Flos Sanctorum do padre jesuíta Pedro de Ribadeneira. Contém as vidas de três santas que têm em comum o grande arrependimento pelos pecados cometidos e as penitências que fizeram em circunstâncias pouco comuns. Santa Maria Egipcia, a mais conhecidas das três está ligada a uma belíssima história de conversão e penitência por intervenção da Virgem Maria. Diogo Vaz Carrilho foi Padre da Congregação do Oratório e autor de traduções de excelente qualidade de diversos livros religiosos como os Exercícios Divinos de Nicolau de Eschio, a Imitação de Cristo ou Manual de Exercícios Espirituais. Não se conhecem dados biográficos, tendo publicado obras entre 1669 e 1673. Inocêncio II, 177-178. IX, 131. Location/localizacao: 3-A5-D-31

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        DEI BAGNI DI ABANO. TRATTATO

      7 tavv. f.t.: 3 grandi tavv. più volte ripiegate (cm. 55 x 75 circa), 3 tav. più piccole e 1 tav. a piena pagina. Belle vignette ai frontespizi, testate e capolettera ottimo es. in carta pesante. Intonso Ai tre volumi è allegato il volumetto sempre del Mandruzzato PRODROMO ALLA SECONDA PARTE DEL TRATTATO DEI BAGNI DI ABANO [Padova Penada 1791,in 8°, pp. XV, antip. incisa in rame]

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        Ueber die Lehre des Spinoza in Briefen an den Herrn Moses Mendelssohn.

      Breslau, Löwe, 1789. Neue vermehrte Ausgabe. 8°. 18,5 cm. [1] Bl.att, LI, [1], 440 Seiten, 1 Blatt (Beylagen). Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Erste Ausgabe. WG² 12. Neue vermehrte Ausgabe. Mit 4 Kupfern: Portrait Spinozas als Frontispiz, Titelkupfer (Portrait von Lessing und Mendelsohn), Schlussvignette (Portrait von Jacobi) und auf dem Beilagenblatt (Abbildung einer Uhr). Einbandecken bestoßen, Einband minimalst berieben, ansonsten sehr gutes Exemplar. Versand D: 4,90 EUR deutsche Literatur / german literature; Erstausgabe / first edition; Philosophie / philosophy

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