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        Briefe aus Paris zur Zeit der Revolution. Aus dem Braunschweigischen Journal abgedruckt. Braunschweig, Schulbuchhandlung 1790. XII,.

       372 S. Interims-Pappband. Erste Ausgabe. - Hamberger/Meusel I, 536. - Campe reiste 1789 zusammen mit Wilhelm von Humboldt nach Paris und erhielt 1792 den Ehrenbürgerbrief der französischen Republik (vgl. NDB III, S. 110 f.) Die Briefe entstanden im August 1789. - Einband fleckig u. bestoßen, Teile des Rückens fehlen, leicht gebräunt u. gering fleckig, unbeschnitten. Versand D: 4,50 EUR Ältere Literatur

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        Rudimenta grammaticae persicae ad usum seminarii Patavini.

      [Padua, 1789]. - 4to. 70 pp. Contemp. Italian boards with papered spine. Only issue of this Persian grammar for the use of the Padua seminary, ascribed to Lodewijk de Dieu (1590-1642) by the State and University Library of Göttingen. Without a title page as issued. - Old monastic library stamp at bottom of final page; 19th c. note of donation (a gift of Cardinal Barberini) on front flyleaf. OCLC 461040960. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dissertazione sopra i vampiri di Giuseppe Davanzati, Patrizio Fiorentino, e Tranese, Cavaliere Gerosolimitano, Arcivescovo di Trani, e Patriarca di Alesandria.- Seconda edizione

      Napoli: presso Filippo Raimondi, M.DCC.LXXXIX 1789 - [Para pedidos desde fuera de España, por favor, consulte las condiciones de venta y envío, tipo B. / For orders to be delivered outside Spain, please, let you see our sale and shipping terms, type B. / Pour les commandes à livrer hors d'Espagne, s'il vous plait, voyez les conditions de vente et de livraison, type B].- // 8º, (181x112mm.) [4], XXX, [2], 14, [2], 230 p.; sign.: a-b8, A-A8 [A8, blanca], A-O8, P4 [P4, blanca, ausente].- // Encuadernción de época en media piel con papel de aguas; lomo liso con grecas doradas y tejuelo naranja. Mínimo defecto en cofia; puntas rozadas; cuerpo prácticamente descolgado; mal papel bastante tostado con oxidaciones y alguna mancha dispersa; rotura en el interior de la p. 163, sin pérdida.- // Proc.: Sin datos.- // Refs.: Caillet, I, 2824.- // Según relata su sobrino en la presentación, Davanzati, nacido en Bari, estudió primero en la Universidad de Nápoles y luego en la de Bolonia porque en la primera no había ni Física ni Matemáticas. Al finalizar los estudios viajó a Roma, la Toscana, Venecia y Milán, donde se hizo amigo de quien sería el cardenal Pozzobonelli (que dirigía la Biblioteca Ambrosiana) viajando a Turín, Ginebra y París, desde donde hizo una visita a las principales ciudades de España y Portugal. 'Enamorado de las costumbres y maneras de los franceses', al decir de su sobrino, también viajó a Flandes y a Holanda, a Colonia, Magunzia, Alsacia-Lorena, Provenza, Ginebra y ?tras un paso por Florencia? de nuevo a París y de ahí a Inglaterra para conocer al 'inmortal Newton' Finalizó su periplo en Roma doctorándse en Teología e iniciando la carrera eclesiástica que, para 1717 le situaba ya como arzobispo, en Trani.En 1739 Davanzati fue incitado por algunos amigos a estudiar el asunto de las apariciones de vampiros que estaban recibiéndose desde diversos puntos de Centroeuropa -para entonces había escrito sobre cometas y sobre tarántulas- Cuatro años después, en 1743, Davanzati le envió el estudio al Papa, quien le aconsejó que lo publicase, aunque tal no sucedió. La muerte de su mujer y otros encargos lo postergaron sine die, de modo que la pragmática perspectiva de Davanzati, que concluía que todas las apariciones de vampiros eran fruto de las fantasías humanas (aunque pudiesen estar inspiradas por el diablo) no se publicó en su momento. ¡Pena para la racionalidad!, porque un par de años después, en 1746, Calmet publicó su obra Dissertations sur les apparitions des anges, des daemons & des esprits. Et sut les reuenans et vampires. De Hongrie, de Boheme, de Morauie & de Silefie, tratando en parte los mismos casos, pero defendiendo la conclusión contraria y cosechando un gran éxito que le dió alas a la superchería entre la reprobación de científicos y de numerosos teólogos. El texto de Davanzati, en cambio, no se publicó sino en 1774, reimprimiéndose en 1789, en esta edición que ofrecemos, tan rara como la original. A la disertación sobre los vampiros precede la carta que Davazanti escribió al Papa Benedicto XIV sobre la reforma de las fiestas.El argumento de Davanzati pasaba por hacer un repaso de las noticias de las apariciones para pasar a indagar si los filósofos habían hablado de la posibilidad de que se produjesen, desde los antiguos hasta los modernos. Luego examina si sus aparicionespodrían adscribirse a una intervención divina o diabólica, para pasar a tener en cuenta las opiniones nada menos que de Wecker, Pomponazzi y Cardano sobre la ?potencia? del diablo. Pasa entonces a indagar que es la fantasía para señalar que las supuestas apariciones son fruto de ese estado y explicar algunos de los fenómenos que figuraban en los relatos de las apariciones como fenómenos naturales, como, por ejemplo, el destacado color rojo de los ojos de los supuestos vampiros.Para preparar la edición de la que ofrecemos este ejemplar, el sobrino de Davanzati manifestó que había consultado la mejor copia y la había contrastado con el primer borrador manuscrito de su tío, para que el lector pueda [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Na officina de Antonio Rodrigues Galhardo, [Lisboa] 1789 - 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: Collecção da legislação Portugueza III, pp. 564-5. A very good clean copy removed from a larger volume, with a pinhole in left margin. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Elements of General History; translated from the French of the Abbé Millot

      Isaiah Thomas, Worcester, Mass 1789 - First American Edition. 5 volumes: v. 1: xx, 563, [1] p.; v. 2: xii, 571, [1] p.; v. 3: xxii, 429 p.; v. 4: xiv, 518, [2] p.; v. 5: x, 500 p; 21 cm. (8vo) Contemporary full calf with six spine compartments between raised bands. Volumes 1 and 2 (Ancient History) have green leather label in second compartment with gilt-tooled title; volumes 3, 4, and 5 (Modern History) have red leather label in second compartment with gilt-tooled title. The latter also have blind-rolled decoration on board edges. Woodcut headpieces and initials. Early American imprints, 1st ser. (Evans) 21965 and 21966. Vol. 2, p. iii misnumbered ii. Front free endpaper of volumes 1 and 3 have inscriptions by William B. Sewall indicating that he purchsed them in 1799. "Sewall" written on both front endpapers of vol. 2, front fixed endpaper of other volumes, and at head of vol. 5 title page. Written on front free endpaper of vol. 5: "W.B. Sewall's bot of College Government." All five volumes of the first American edition, rarely found together. In Very Good- Condition: leather is rubbed; front joint of vol. 1 starting at tail; front free endpaper of vol. 1 detached but present; loss at head of spine on vol. 5; foxing and occasional soiling; ink stains, primarily along fore-edges of some pages in vol. 1. A solid set in original binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Farsalia. De Don Juan de Jauregui. 2 Tomos en un Volúmen

      Imprenta Real, Madrid 1789 - plena piel con tejuelo algunas manchas del tiempo, interior bien conservado. . 677 págs.

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        TRATADO GENERAL Y MATEMÁTICO DE RELOXERÍA QUE COMPRÉNDE EL MODO DE HACER RELOXES DE TOSAS CLASES Y EL DE SABERLOS COMPONER Y ARREGLAR POR DIFÍCILES QUE SEAN. ACOMPAÑADO DE LOS ELEMENTOS NECESARIOS PARA ÉLLA, COMO SON ARITMÉTICA, ÁLGEBRA, GEOMETRÍA, GNOMÓNICA, ASTRONOMÍA, GEOGRAFÍA, FÍSICA, MAQUINÁRIA, MÚSICA Y DIBÚXO. PRECISOS PARA PONER Á FONDO EL NOBLE ÁRTE DE LA RELOXERÍA.

      Imprenta Real, Madrid 1789 - Materia: Libro antiguo del siglo XVIII: Tratados de relojería. Publicación: madrid, Imprenta Real, 1789. Descripción física: Cuarto mayor (28 cm.) Anteportada, Portada, 1 hoja, XIV páginas, 408 páginas, 22 láminas. Encuadernación pleno pergamino moderno con rotulo en el lomo. Conservación: Muy buen estado, ligeras manchas en anteportada y portada, error de paginación de la 113 pasa a la 116 y restos de humedad en la lámina 22. En general papel muy limpio con todos sus márgenes. Revisado completo de texto y grabados. Palau 380316: "Zerella fue relojero de cámara de Fernando VI y habiendo estudiado todos los secretos de este noble arte en Ginebra vino a España y publicó su obra con la esperanza de crear una Escuela de Relojería y una Fábrica que compitiese con las de Francia e Inglaterra. Explica un aparato de su invención para picar los cilindros de música, secreto este celosamente guardado por los relojeros de la época". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TRATADO GENERAL Y MATEMATICO DE RELOXERIA, ZERELLA & YCOAGA 1789- 22 LAMINAS.

      MADRID IMPRENTA REAL 1789 - TRATADO GENERAL Y MATEMATICO DE RELOXERIA, ZERELLA & YCOAGA 1789- 22 LAMINAS.ZERELLA FUE RELOJERO DE CAMARA DE FERNANDO VI Y HABIENDO ESTUDIADO TODOS LOS SECRETOS DE ESTE NOBLE ARTE EN GINEBRA VINO A ESPAÑA Y PUBLICO SU OBRA CON LA ESPERANZA DE CREAR UNA ESCUELA DE RELOJERIA Y UNA FABRICA QUE COMPITIESE CON LAS DE FRANCIA E INGLATERRA. EXPLICA UN APARATAO DE SU INVENCION PARA PICAR CILINDROS DE MUSICA, SECRETO ESTE CELOSAMENTE GUARDADO POR LOS RELOJEROS DE LA EPOCA. TRATADO GENERAL Y MATEMATICO DE RELOJERIA, QUE COMPRENDE EL MODO DE HACER RELOJES DE TODAS CLASES Y EL SABERLOS COMPONER Y ARREGLAR POR DIFICIL QUE SEA. ACOMPAÑADO DE LOS ELEMENTOS NECESARIOS PARA ELLO, COMO SON: ARITMETICA, ALGEBRA, GEOMETRIA GNOMONICA, ASTRONOMIA, GEOGRAFIA, FISICA, MAQUINARIA, MUSICA Y DIBUJO. MADRID IMPRENTA REAL. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        VIE DU CAPITAINE COOK, traduite de l'anglois du docteur Kippis, Membre de la Société Royale de Londres.

      Paris, Rue des Poitevins, Hôtel de Thou, 1789. FIRST FRENCH 8vo EDITION 1789, FIRST ISSUE (without translator's name on title page), 2 VOLUMES COMPLETE. In original wrappers and uncut as issued. Text in French. 8vo, approximately 210 x 140 mm, 8½ x 5½ inches, woodcut vignette to title pages and headpieces to opening chapters, pages: Volume 1, half-title and title page, lvi, [1]-458; Volume 2, "Avec Approbation & Privilege du Roi", half -title and title page, [1]-497, including Appendix, Le Morai Poeme by Miss Helene Maria Williams, THIS SET STILL IN THE ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S WRAPPERS AND UNCUT AS ISSUED, small paper labels to spines, housed in a wine coloured cloth drop down box, gilt lettered black label to spine with gilt edges, inside at the bottom of the spine is the binder's name "Newbold & Colins Sydney". Binding rubbed and showing wear, heads of both spines have old neat repairs,covers a little creased and chipped at edges, some pale stains to binding, old ink writing to top of the back of the first cover, occasional pale stain to inner margins and occasional foxing or small brown spots, otherwise a very good copy. See The Parsons Collection, Rare Pacific Voyage Books by Hordern House, Part 1, No. 82; Beddie, The Library of New South Wales, Bibliography of Captain James Cook, page 10; David W. Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography 1780-1900, Volume 1, page 136; Bibliotheca Polynesiana by Bjarne Kroepelien,page 214, No. 652. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Essays On Physiognomy, Designed To Promote The Knowledge And The Love Of Mankind, Illustrated By More Than Eight Hundred Engravings Accurately Copied; And Some Duplicates Added From Originals. Executed By, Or Under The Direction Of, Thomas Holloway. Five Volumes

      John Murray, H. Hunter, and T. Holloway, London (1789, 1792, 1798) - Title, (8), Iv, (20),281 Pp.; Title, Pp. V-Xii, 238 Pp., Final Plate; Half Title, (4), Pp. 239¿444; Title, Pp. V-Xii, 252 Pp.; Half Title ,(Iv), Pp. 253¿437, (Viii, Index). Three Volumes Bound In Five, Complete. Original 35.7 Cm Height. Full Calf, Five Double Bands, Gilt Rules And Designs On Spines, Covers, And Gilt Designs On Turns, Watered Endpapers In Blue And Red. Silk Bookmarks Bound In. All Edges Gilt. First Printings Of Each Volume (Title Pages Dated 1789, 1792, 1798, But The First Volume Bound With The 1798 Translator's Preface). All 173 Plates And Other Illustrations Present, Including William Blake Plate And Three Illustrations By Him, And With All Initial And Final Blanks [No Half-Titles In Vol I, Vol Ii Pt I, Or Vol Iii Pt I]. Binding Lightly Worn At Edges, Wear And Fraying At Corners, Gilt Bright, Covers Recently Refurbished, Endpapers Clean, No Names Or Stamps Or Marks, Some Foxing To Plate Margins. Additional Postage Required, International Postage At Insured Rates . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE MAD BULL. Hand coloured Aquatint by Charles Dodd in 1789 and published by P. C. Conman.

      P. C. Conman., London. 1789 - Hand coloured Aquatint by Charles Dodd after George Morland in 1789 and published by P. C. Conman. A RARE early work in SUPERIOR CONDITION, with bright colouring. Later re-published in 1804 by Edward Orme. This is the 1st impression of 1789. It sold at the massive price of £5 guineas at the time and approx 550 were sold. Biog details. Morland began to draw at three years old, and at the age of ten (1773) his name appears as an honorary exhibitor at the Royal Academy. His talents were carefully cultivated by his father, who has been accused of stimulating them unduly with a view to his own profit, shutting the child up in a garret to make drawings from pictures and casts for which he found a ready sale. The boy, on the other hand, is said to have soon found a way to make money for himself by hiding some of his drawings, and lowering them at nightfall out of his window to young accomplices, with whom he used to spend the proceeds in frolic and self-indulgence. It has been also asserted that his father, discovering this trick, tried to conciliate him by indulgence, humouring his whims and encouraging his low tastes. He did like a drink and had a rare old "tyme" in his youth. He was foremost an English Painter of Animals and Rustic Scenes and his oil paintings were faked all through the 19th and early 20th century and many inferior paintings are "attributed" to him or often just states "After Morland". He has been diminished by these poor attributions and inferior copies. No such mistaken attribution here! [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        VIE DU CAPITAINE COOK, traduite de l'anglois du docteur Kippis, Membre de la Société Royale de Londres

      Paris, Rue des Poitevins, Hôtel de Thou, 1789.. FIRST FRENCH 8vo EDITION 1789, FIRST ISSUE (without translator's name on title page), 2 VOLUMES COMPLETE. In original wrappers and uncut as issued. Text in French. 8vo, approximately 210 x 140 mm, 8½ x 5½ inches, woodcut vignette to title pages and headpieces to opening chapters, pages: Volume 1, half-title and title page, lvi, [1]-458; Volume 2, "Avec Approbation & Privilege du Roi", half -title and title page, [1]-497, including Appendix, Le Morai Poeme by Miss Helene Maria Williams, THIS SET STILL IN THE ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S WRAPPERS AND UNCUT AS ISSUED, small paper labels to spines, housed in a wine coloured cloth drop down box, gilt lettered black label to spine with gilt edges, inside at the bottom of the spine is the binder's name "Newbold & Colins Sydney". Binding rubbed and showing wear, heads of both spines have old neat repairs,covers a little creased and chipped at edges, some pale stains to binding, old ink writing to top of the back of the first cover, occasional pale stain to inner margins and occasional foxing or small brown spots, otherwise a very good copy. See The Parsons Collection, Rare Pacific Voyage Books by Hordern House, Part 1, No. 82; Beddie, The Library of New South Wales, Bibliography of Captain James Cook, page 10; David W. Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography 1780-1900, Volume 1, page 136; Bibliotheca Polynesiana by Bjarne Kroepelien,page 214, No. 652. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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

      Lisbon, Na Officina da Academia Real das Sciencias, 1789. - 4°, mid-nineteenth century half mottled calf, smooth spine gilt with red lettering piece (light wear, some worming to spine & hinges, front hinge reinforced, label chipping). Very minor small marginal dampstain to last few leaves, otherwise clean and crisp. In good to very good condition. xx, 160 pp.; text in Portuguese & Arabic. *** FIRST EDITION of the first etymological dictionary to record Portuguese words of Arabic origin. The entries are arranged alphabetically in Portuguese, followed by the equivalent Arabic word or source, a transliteration, and an explanation. Also included are words which enterred Portuguese through Arabic originally derived from Hebrew, Greek, Persian or Turkish. Included is a short list of English words derived from Persian with Portuguese equivalents showing common Indo-Aryan roots, thather than Semitic. Notable among the many loan words are the names of flowers, vegetables, spices nuts, trees, pharmaceutical plants, the names of towns and villages and words used in architecture or decoration. The work was written at the order of the Academia Real das Sciencias of Lisbon. A second edition appeared in 1830. The next work on the subject, by Francisco de S. Luiz, did not appear until 1837.Father João de Sousa was born in Damascus, Syria, brought up by Syrian Capuchins. He became the first professor of Arabic at the University of Lisbon, as well as a frequently published member of the Academia Real das Sciencias.*** Innocêncio IV, 41-42, 437: without collation. Palau 320777. Palha 673. Schnurrer, Bibliotheca arabica 129. See also Joaquim Figanier, Fr. João de Sousa, Coimbra 1949. NUC: MH, NN, CtY, NcU, NjP, PPAmP. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Essays On Physiognomy, Designed To Promote The Knowledge And The Love Of Mankind, Illustrated By More Than Eight Hundred Engravings Accurately Copied; And Some Duplicates Added From Originals. Executed By, Or Under The Direction Of, Thomas Holloway. Five Volumes

      London (1789, 1792, 1798): John Murray, H. Hunter, and T. Holloway, 1789. First Editions. Full Calf, Gilt. Near Fine. 35.7 Cm x 29.5 Cm. 173 Plates and Hundreds of Engravings By William Blake and Others. 1st Printing Title, (8), Iv, (20),281 Pp.; Title, Pp. V-Xii, 238 Pp., Final Plate; Half Title, (4), Pp. 239-444; Title, Pp. V-Xii, 252 Pp.; Half Title ,(Iv), Pp. 253-437, (Viii, Index). Three Volumes Bound In Five, Complete. Original 35.7 Cm Height. Full Calf, Five Double Bands, Gilt Rules And Designs On Spines, Covers, And Gilt Designs On Turns, Watered Endpapers In Blue And Red. Silk Bookmarks Bound In. All Edges Gilt. First Printings Of Each Volume (Title Pages Dated 1789, 1792, 1798, But The First Volume Bound With The 1798 Translator's Preface). All 173 Plates And Other Illustrations Present, Including William Blake Plate And Three Illustrations By Him, And With All Initial And Final Blanks [No Half-Titles In Vol I, Vol Ii Pt I, Or Vol Iii Pt I]. Binding Lightly Worn At Edges, Wear And Fraying At Corners, Gilt Bright, Covers Recently Refurbished, Endpapers Clean, No Names Or Stamps Or Marks, Some Foxing To Plate Margins. Additional Postage Required, International Postage At Insured Rates .

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        Cérémonies et Coutumes Religieuses de tous les peuples du monde. Représentées par des figures dessinées & gravées par Bernard Picard [sic.], & autres habiles artistes . Nouvelle edition. Enrichie de toutes les figures comprises dans l'ancienne édition en sept volumes, & dans les quatre publiés par forme de supplément. Par une Société de Gens de Lettres

      Amsterdam, 'et se trouve à Paris': chez Laporte, Edited by Poncelin de La Roche-Tilhac 1789 - (15 3/8 x 10 inches). Half-titles. 4 engraved headpieces, 264 engraved plates (6 double-page, 35 folding) by and after Picart and others. Duplicate final text leaf in vol.II. Contemporary French blue half morocco over paper-covered boards, the spines in six compartments with wide semi-raised bands, the bands decorated with a gilt decorative roll and flanked by gilt fillets, the second and fourth compartments lettered in gilt, the others with repeat decoration built up from small tools, marbled endpapers A fine copy of this fascinating survey of the religious ceremonies of the world. A beautifully illustrated work with images that were adapted by Picart and others from various sources, including (in volumes I and II) about 30 plates taken from the famous illustrations in de Bry's description of life in the Americas. Volume II also includes an important series of 15 plates offering a contemporary picture of the life and ceremonies of Jews in Europe. This work is based on Picart's Ceremonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde published in Amsterdam between 1723 and 1743 and, according to the title, includes all the plates that appear in the earlier work. The text for this edition appears to have been so extensively rewritten and improved by Poncelin that it almost amounts to a new and separate work. cf. Brunet I, 1743; cf. Sabin 4932. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gazophylacium mercatorio-arithmeticum Das ist: Schatz-Kammer der Kaffmännischen Rechnung. Darinn Allerhand bey der Kauffmannschafft [.] vorfallende Rechnungs-Arten, odentlich und ganz bedeutlich vorgezeiget werden [.]. Nun aber mit vielen neuen Zugaben vermehret; denenselben auch die Solutiones von denen schweresten Aufgaben beygefüget worden [.]. Editio sexta. 2 Teile in einem Band.

      Hamburg, gedruckt bey Nicolaus Conrad Wörmer, in Verlegung des Auctoris Erben, o. J. (1789). - Letzte und umfangreichste Ausgabe des zuerst 1686 erschienenen berühmten kaufmännischen Rechenbuchs. Der zweite Teil mit separatem Titelblatt („Haupt-Schlüssel Zur Schatz-Kammer Der Kaufmännischen Rechnung, Das ist Solutiones") und am Ende mit einem Kapitel über das Journal und die Buchführung. - „Mit Heinrich Meißner, seinem Kollegen von der St. Jacobi-Kirchenschule begründete er 1690 die ‚Kunst-Rechnungsliebende Societät‘ . Außerdem betätigte er sich als Verfasser von mathematischen, sowie für die kaufmännische Praxis bestimmten Büchern und Schriften, in die er selbstverfaßte Verse einstreute. Sein ‚Glazophylacium‘ wurde bis 1789 sechsmal neu aufgelegt. Es verdrängte ältere Bücher dieser Art, da es aus der Praxis zahlreiche Beispiele brachte. Heins verwertete u.a. die als Sekretär der [Glückstadter Afrikanischen] Gesellschaft gemachten Erfahrungen; daher ist das Buch für die Handelsgeschichte noch heute aufschlußreich. Obwohl mit allen Finessen des Handels- und Geldverkehrs vertraut, trat Heins noch für das lutherische Ideal der Selbstgenügsamkeit ein" (NDB VIII, 436f.). - Einband etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Hintere Rückenkante am oberen Kapital etw. eingerissen. Zeitgen. Besitzvermerk am Vorsatzblatt. Gegen Ende etw. wasserrandig. - Humpert 6517. ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 8°. Mit gest. Titelportrait. 13 Bll., 658 S., 3 Bll.; 4 Bll., 167 (1) S., Ldr. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückenschild. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        NOUVEAU VOYAGE EN ESPAGNE, ou Tableau de l'État actuel de cette monarchie

      - Paris, Regnault, 1789. 3 tomes et 3 vol. in-8: 13 x 20 cm. I/ [1] f. de faux-titre, au v. avis au relieur, [1] carte grav. dép. enluminée, [1] f. de titre, iv pp. d'avant-propos, [1] pl. grav. dép., 368 pp. de texte et tables, [1] p. d'errata + [6] pl. grav. dép.; II/ [2] ff. de faux-titre et titre, 382 pp. de texte et tables; III/ [2] ff. de faux-titre et titre, 402 pp. de texte, tables et notes, [1] f. d'appobation et privilège + [4] pl. grav. dép. Édition originale (Hoefer mentionne 4 éd.: 1789, 1797, 1803, 1807). Bien complet des 12 planches gravées dépliantes, à savoir 1 carte et 2 plans gravés par Tardieu (Carte enluminée de l'Espagne, Plan de Madrid, Plan de la Baie de Cadix), 8 vues et plans (Passage de la Bidassoa, Château de Sergovie, Aquéduc de Sergovie, Façade du Palais de Saint-Ildefonse, Escurial, , Vue d'Aranjuez, Vue de Gibraltar, Cathédrale de Séville) et 1 planche double avec les Statues de Charles-Quint et Philippe IV. Reliures de l'époque en veau moucheté. Dos lisses à fers et fleurons dorés avec pièces de titre en maroquin rouge et pièces de tomaison en maroquin vert. Filets dorés sur les coupes. Tranches marbrées. Gardes de papier marbré. Petit travail de vers au pied du plat sup. du vol. 2, manque à la coiffe de tête du vol. 1, quelques griffures aux coupes; intérieur en parfait état, papier propre, gravures fraîches. Bel et élégant ensemble. Le chevalier de Bourgoin, élève de l'Ecole militaire, a passé sept ans (1777-1785) en Espagne en tant que secrétaire d'Ambassade aux côtés du Comte de Montmorin. Bourgoin a rassemblé toute la documentation nécessaire à cet ouvrage, mais, faute de temps pour achever la rédaction, c'est son ami l'Abbé Giraud qui s'en est chargé. Ce denier, également voyageur, avait accompagné de Comte d'Artois au siège de Gibraltar. Bourgoin présente "le tableau le plus complet & le plus véridique que nous ayons de l'état de cette grande Monarchie (Mercure de France, 28 mars 1789)" Barbier, 2nd éd., II, 12584 / Corr. de Grimm et de Diderot, Paris, 1831, XIV, p. 186 / Hoefer, Bio. universelle, 1853, VII, 89-90 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        General karte saemmtlicher entdeckungen auf den drei grossen weltreisen des Kapit. Jakob Cook

      Vienna : F. A. Schraembl, 1789. Copperplate engraved map on two sheets, each measuring 605 x 495 mm (plateline) on paper 830 x 635 mm. Originally issued in Schraembl’s Allgemeiner grosser atlas. With original hand colour, in fine condition, one sheet with a paper reinforcement verso to the margin. This fine and large set of maps of the world charts the three voyages of Cook, and is a German edition of Roberts’ map (see Beddie 509 and Tooley 331) first published in the official account of the third voyage in 1784. With period elegance this fine chart illustrates just how far Cook’s circumnavigations explored.

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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: for B. White and Son, at Horace’s Head, Fleet-Street, M,DCC,LXXXIX [1789]. First Edition. Morocco. Near Fine+. 4to: [2],vi,468 [i.e. 466],[14]pp, with two copper-engraved titles and seven plates (including the folding frontispiece) from drawings by Samuel Hieronymus Grimm, plus index and list of errata. Advertisement signed and dated: Gil. White. January 1st, 1788. Signature Ppp2 misnumbered Pp2; page 292 misnumbered 262; pp. 441-2 lacking in numbering only—text is continuous. Bound by Bayntun in full red levant morocco, spine gilt in six compartments (central ornament in four, lettering in two), boards framed in gilt filet with dominant gilt diamond centerpiece, elaborate gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, two red silk page markera laid in. A Fine wide-margined example, vritually pristine (folding frontispiece lightly soiled, typical cross-toning from engravings). Provenance: Philadelphia bibliophile Herman Blum, with his gilt stamp, dated 10/30/51, on front fly leaf. Martin 90. Rothschild 2550. Grolier English 62. Nissen IVB 985. British Bee Books 143. Mullens and Swann, page 633. First Edition, and the only English edition published in the author's lifetime. "Selborne" is comprised of three epistolary sequences—the letters addressed to Thomas Pennant (who, when White met him, was preparing the second edition of his British Zoology) and Daines Barrington (who had devised the design for a naturalist's annual notebook that White adopted for his own recorded-keeping) form the natural history portion, while the remainder, unaddressed, make up the account of parish antiquities. "In contrast to White's [earlier] observations of the natural world . . . Selborne is a literary work . . . [His] attention ran counter to the spirit of leading contemporaries, many of whom sought the generalization of knowledge . . . [Yet it] was precisely White's resistance to generalization, together with his unending flow of rich particularity, that enabled him to fulfill his main aim, that of encouraging his readers to give ‘a more ready attention’ to the flora and fauna of their daily world. . . . [A]lthough he has had many imitators . . . nobody has managed to rival the grace and ease of White's writing, [which] has delighted readers for more than two centuries, and unites the cabinet (of specimens), the laboratory, and the study, not only with the open field and the leafy canopy of a wooded valley but also with the bare roof ledge outside the window, where pigeons coo, sparrows squabble, or the local robin taps for food." (ODNB). "Our chief interest in the volume, as a piece of bookmaking, centers in the illustrations, engraved by Peter Mazell and Daniel Lerpiniere. These comprise a vignette on the title-page to The Natural History, with a line from White's own poem, 'The Invitation to the Selborne"; seven plates, one, the large folding frontispiece, which is said to contain portraits of four of White's friends; and a vignette on the title-page of The Antiquities. (Grolier English Literature 100, 62)

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        Melancholy disaster of His Majesty's ship the Guardian, bound to Botany Bay with stores and convicts

      Lieut. Riou, commander, which struck on an island of ice, December 24, 1789 : providential escape of part of the crew in boats, fortitude of the captain, and wonderful recovery of the vessel. Also an account of an Indian woman &c.London : Printed for Thomas Tegg, [1809]. Duodecimo, contemporary grey wrappers, 28 pp, [1] folding aquatint plate titled 'Distressing situation of the Guardian sloop, Capt. Riou, after striking on a floating island of ice' (trimmed along lower edge loss to the lower portions of the letters), leaves with some browning, a very good copy. Ferguson, 464; Huntress 153C; Howgego R45. Rare. An obscure chapbook which appears to have been taken from The mariners' marvellous magazine, or, Wonders of the ocean, containing narratives of the most noted shipwrecks and disasters at sea. (As the State Library of New South Wales entry notes: "Other similar titles printed by T. Tegg have added t.p.: The mariners' marvellous magazine, or, Wonders of the ocean."). Authorship can possibly be attributed to the ship's commander, Lieutenant Edward Riou, an experienced seaman who had sailed on Cook's third voyage. The Guardian,which was carrying two years' provisions for the new colony, struck an iceberg twelve days out of Cape Town. Three contemporaty accounts of the disaster were published in 1790 (Nan Kivell & Spence.Portraitsof the famous and infamous, p.265). A short article (pp 23-26) follows Melancholy disaster, titled Account of an Indian woman, found on the South Side of Athapuscow-Lake, West of Hudson's Bay, in January, 1772. Copies are recorded in three Australian collections (State Library of Tasmania; National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales).

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        The dangerous voyage performed by Captain Bligh,

      with a part of the crew of His Majesty's ship Bounty, in an open boat, over twelve hundred leages of the ocean; in the year 1789. To which are added, an account of the sufferings and fate of the remainder of the crew of said ship. Dublin : R. Napper, 1824. Duodecimo, original publisher's cloth (worn), woodcut frontispiece, pp. 175, small stain to the fore-edge. A scarce edition of Bligh's voyage published for children. 'A new and revised edition ... the compilation dealing with Bligh's voyage has been considerably extended' - Kroepelien. Ferguson 936; Muir 738; Kroepelien 103

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        1. (Melchinger, Johann Wolfgang). Authentische Geschichte des Bruder Gordians eines vorgeblichen Abgesandten des hohen Ordens der Rosenkreuzer zu Grundlegung einer Kolonie in Schwaben. Aus dessen eigenen Briefen.

      Kosmopolis (= Stuttgart, Metzler, 1789. - 8°, circa 17,5 x 11,3 cm. 3 Bll., 230 SS. Halb-Leder d. Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung "Gradmann 372; Gardner 49; Kloss 2679 Taute, Bundesromane, 28: "Schwindeleien eines gewissen Dr. med. Fuger, angeblich ?Adoptus major aus Heilbronn?, geschildert von einem seiner betrogenen Anhänger und herausgegeben von J. M. Melchinger. Um 1783 trieb sich Fuger in Tübingen, Stuttgart, Karlsruhe, Heilbronn umher und verlegte ums Jahr 1790 den Schauplatz seiner Tätigkeit nach Wien und dessen Umgebung. Er agierte unter dem Namen eines Bruders Gordian zu Gunsten der ?neuen Rosenkreuzer-Gesellschaft?, tatsächlich aber für einen von ihm in Schwaben gestifteten Verein von Betrügern und Betrogenen, welcher mit der berüchtigten Schatzgräbergesellschaft in der Pfalz eng liiert war. Fuger warnte seine Anhänger besonders vor den Freimaurern." - Der wirkliche Name "Bruder Gordians" wird in den Quellen zumeist als "M. Fuger" angegeben (so vom oben zitierten Taute, von Rosenthal 594, Holzmann-B. II, 6838 und Stiller, Deutsche Bücherkunde der Freimaurerei, 1830, 359). Tatsächlich handelt es sich um den Musiker und Naturwissenschaftler Gottlieb Christian Füger aus Heilbronn, der 1783-1784 in Tübingen lebte. Wegen seiner Experimente mit Erzen und Farben wurde er auch der Alchimie bezichtigt. Quellen: Stadtarchiv Heilbronn (Internet) und Weber, Friedrich August: Berichtigung eines Aufsatzes in der Allgem. Litt. Zeit. 1789 . die Reichstadt Heilbronn betreffend. Geffarth, Religion und arkane Hierarchie, 164: "Die seit Beginn der 1780er Jahre erschienenen Publikationen sollten den Orden nicht nur der Öffentlichkeit bekannt machen, sondern ihn auch diskreditieren und seine MItglieder als ?Dunkelmänner?, Betrüger und Betrogene denunzieren ." [folgt eine Liste, in der auch der "Bruder Gordian" enthalten ist]. Johann Wolfgang Melchinger (1753-?) war Schulmeister in Nagold. - BEIGEBUNDEN: 2. (Morcelli, Stefano Antonio). Leben und Thaten Josephs Balsamo, des so genannten Grafen Cagliostro, gezogen aus dem wider ihn zu Rom im Jahr 1790 angestellten Prozeß; worin zugleich auch Nachrichten von der Freymäurerey gegeben werden. Aus dem Italiänischen übersetzt von C(hristian) J(oseph) J(agemann). 2 Hefte. Weimar, Hoffmann, 1791. 141, 76 SS. Eine von mehreren Ausgaben und Übersetzungen des Jahres 1791. Holzmann-B. VI, 6435; Wolfstieg 14376d; Kloß 3372; Caillet 1892; Hayn, Cagliostro, 88. Die Parallelübersetzung bei Orell stammt von Charlotte Elise Constantia von der Recke, die seit 1779 am Mitauer Hof lebte, dessen Gast Cagliostro damals war. Nach der Halsbandaffäre trat sie öffentlich gegen Cagliostro auf. Jagemanns Übersetzung wurde im Auszug zuerst in Wielands Teutschem Merkur (Stücke 6-8 im Jg. 1791) veröffentlicht (Hamberger-M. VI, 506). Der Jesuit Stefano Antonio Morcelli (1737-1822) war Bibliothekar des Kardinals Albani. - BEIGEBUNDEN: 3. Tschink, Cajetan. Unpartheyische Prüfung des zu Rom erschienenen kurzen Inbegriffs von dem Leben und den Thaten des Joseph Balsamo oder des sogenannten Grafen Cagliostro. Wien, Kaiserer, 1791. 72 SS. Erste Ausgabe. Wurzbach XLVIII, 48; Wolfstieg 14376b; Kloß 3376; Rosenstrauch-Königsberg, Von der Metallschleiferin zur Germanistin, 209: "Diese angebliche Rezension ist ohne Zweifel eine der seriösesten zeitgenössischen Veröffentlichungen, wenn nicht überhaupt die einzig wirklich seriöse Schrift über Cagliostros Inquisitionsprozeß. Sie setzt sich Punkt für Punkt mit den gegen Cagliostro erhobenen Anschuldigungen auseinander, sie weist deren Ursachen nach und zeigt auf, daß Cagliostro sich nicht verteidigen durfte und die publizierten Anklagepunkte mehr als fragwürdig waren." Cajetan Tschink (1763-1813) lehrte an der Universität Olmütz Philosophie. - Stellenweise etwas gebräunt und fleckig, nur die zweite Schrift teils etwaas stärker, meist sauber, etwas berieben, jedoch hübsch gebunden und mit schönen Vorsätzen. Insgesamt sehr gut erhaltener Sammelband mit durchaus seltenen Schriften. " [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [MAP] Karte von Australien oder Polynesien : nach den Zeichnungen, Reisebeschreibungen

      und Tagebücher der vorzüglichsten Seefahrer bis 1789 entworffen im Jahr 1792, vermehrt 1796. Nürnberg : in der Weigel und Schneiderschen Handlung mit Kayserl. allergnl. Privil., 1796 [but probably 1804-1808]. Copperplate engraved map with hand colouring, 460 x 650 mm, verso with contemporary title in large, bold manuscript AUSTRALIEN;central vertical fold, as issued;a fine copy. A map of Australia (lettered Neu Holland), the Indonesian archipelago and southwest Pacific; relief shown by hachures; shows the tracks of Tasman, Cook, Furneaux, Carteret, Wallis, Bougainville, Byron, Marshall and Shortland, Sarville, Nordwarts, Scarborough, and perhaps most significantly, that of Bass: Tasmania is separated from the mainland by "Basses Strasse", and a stretch of imagined coastline (marked as "unknown") represents the eastern Australian Bight. Text in German. Tooley, 1333. Copies are held in two Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales).

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        Giovanili ragionamenti e poesie varie di vario stile di D. Samuele Falco Professore di Belle Lettere

      Presso Angelo Coda - Napoli 1789-1790, NAPOLI - INTERLINGUE Volume della fine del XVIII secolo in 8°, stato discreto, coperta rigida in pergamena, cornici e caratteri del titolo incisi in oro sul dorso, macchie, fioritura sparsa, cima e piede leggermente consumati, punte appena piegate, tagli, puntinati in azzurro, appena bruniti, pagine ben conservate, due con becca. Presenta segnatura dei fascicoli e richiami. Volume contenente anche il Tomo II dell'opera "Govanili ragionamenti e poesie varie di vario stile di D. Samuele Falco Professore di Belle Lettere, stampato presso i Fratelli Gioacchino, e Paolo de Bonis, Napoli 1790. Su frontespizi marche e cornice tipografica. Bei finalini, capilettera e testatine in nero. Lingue: Italiano, Latino. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

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        Descubrimiento de la aguja nautica, de la situación de la América, del arte de navegar, y de un nuevo método para el adelantamiento en las artes y ciencias. Disertación en que se manifiesta que el primer Autor de todo lo epuesto es el Beato Raymundo Lulio. con un Apéndice de la enseñanza pública, de los progresos de la literatura, y otros puntos históricos pertenecientes á Mallorca.

      Manuel Gonzalez,, Madrid: 1789 - 4 hojas, 320 páginas. Pergamino original con algún defecto en el plano delantero. Muy buen ejemplar. Palau 214290: "Los preliminares comprenden: la dedicatoria al Conde de Campomanes, el índice y un aviso pévio, en el que examina é impugna el Directorio de Eymerich, prueba con citas de documentos, que no se puede negar a Lull el título de beato y de doctor iluminado, y da cuenta de las obras que escribió el insigne mallorquín que tratan de navegación y otras materias análogas a lo que se propone escribir en la obra. Esta es eruditísima: la divide en nueve capítulos y un apéndice, y abunda en ricas y apreciables noticias que la hacen interesante y muy buscada como libro de consulta (Bover)". Rogent 390. Ejemplar de la biblioteca de Joan Lluís Gili, con su ex-libris.

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        [WINE] Victoria en 1889

      At head of title: Australie, en avant!, 1789-1889. Melbourne : Robert S. Brain, Imprimeur du Gouvernement, [1889]. Large octavo, original cloth-backed stiff wrappers, pp [8], 56, with folding map and 24 lithographed plates (the last plate with small perforation); a good copy. Illustrated catalogue promoting the Colony of Victoria's display at theExposition Universelle in Paris, 1889. The lithographs include three views of Victorian vineyards: St. Hubert's, Sunbury (Goona Warra), and Chateau Tahbilk.

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        Historia de los Franceses Historia de la Revolución Francesa / Lavallée, Théophile , Thiers, Adolphe

      - Título completo del volúmen 1: "Historia de los Franceses desde el tiempo de los Galos hasta 1789 por M. Teofilo Lavallée. Traducida de la ultima edición por Don Gregorio Amado Larrosa. -Historia de la Revolución Francesa por M.[Louis A[dolphe] Thiers. Constituciones Francesas." Lavallée, Théophile, 1804-1866 Thiers, Adolphe, 1797-1877. ‎ Título completo del volúmen 2 "Historia del Consulado y del Imperio, continuación de la Historia de la Revolución Francesa por M.[Louis] A[dolphe] Thiers. Traducido al castellano por Don Joaquin Pérez Comoto. -Resumen historico de los ultimos años del Imperio ó sea desde 1809 hasta 1815 por Vidal" Thiers, Adolphe, 1797-1877; Barcelona: Imprenta de Luis Tasso, 1853-54. Editorial del volúmen 2: Madrid; Barcelona: Librería Española. Paginación: vol 1: 998 p., 41 hojas de láminas; vol. 2: 1166 p., 19 láminas 32 x 24 cm. Contiene grabados. Texto a 2 columnas separadas por filete. Cuerpo de la letra: proporción tipológica condensada (letra más estrecha). Las láminas son (reproducciones de) grabados al buril. Están protegidas con papel de bajo gramaje. No se han ahorrado, sin embargo, algunas manchas de moteado (foxing). Encuadernación en tela, con una ligera acumulación de suciedad. Con rasguños en los nervios y en las puntas de las tapas. La técnica de ornamenatción es el gofrado, que consiste en el estampado en seco de un motivo sobre una superficie, en este caso, tela. El motivo grabado está hecho en estilo mosaico, con una rocalla en el plano central de la tapa anterior y posterior. La encuadernación es simétrica. El lomo del libro sufre de cierta decoloración por la exposición a la luz. Lomo con cuatro nervios (falsos), con el título de la serie a la que pertenecen estos volúmenes `Historia general de Francia ', en técnica de ornamentación dorada y letras góticas y romanas. Cada nervio está rodeado de dos filetes sencillos. La cañuela interior del volumen 1 tiene un corte a lo largo. La del volumen dos, ha perdido la estructuración, con lo que el soporte interior en esta parte del libro consiste en los nervios y las guardas anteriores. No obstante, este segundo volumen aún se mantiene, como el primero, robusto. Guirnaldas con la misma técnica ornamentativa, dorada, en cabeza y pie del lomo. Páginas de guarda de papel pintado con un motivo en zigzag a dos colores. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The lost Dauphin; Louis XVII. or Onwarenhiiaki, the Indian Iroquois Chief.Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent, George Allen, 1887. 8vo. With 3 collotype portraits, 1 of Louis XVII, and 2 of Eleazar Williams (1 tinted). Publisher's green textured cloth, front cover with gold-stamped portrait of a young Louis XVII.

      - Cf. Sabin 30267; for Williams: DAB XX, pp. 255-256; Dictionary of Wisconsin History (online ed.). Interesting work discussing the theory that the Iroquois chief and Indian missionary Eleazer Williams (ca. 1789-1858) was really the lost Dauphin Louis XVII. It was written by Augusta de Grasse Stevens (1852-1894), novelist and correspondent of various New York newspapers.The Canadian born Eleazar Williams was the son of a St. Regis Mohawk Indian, Thomas Williams, and his wife, Mary Ann Kenewatsenri. He served as a missionary of the Episcopal Church to the Oneida Indians. ''The Indians eventually repudiated his leadership, however, and as early as 1839 Williams began his pretensions that he was the Lost Dauphin of France, Louis XVIII. . Williams promised his friends many royal favors when his wrong had been righted; but, doomed to defeat, he died in poverty and obscurity at Hogansburg, NY'' (Dictionary of Wisconsin History).Lacking half-title but otherwise in good condition. Hinges weak and endpapers browned. Important work for the history of Wisconsin and the Oneida.

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        Briefe über die Gesezgebung überhaupt, und den Entwurf des preußischen Gesezbuchs insbesondere.\r

      Johann Georg Fleischer, Frankfurt, 1789. [2], 345, [2] p., 17 cm, piena pelle. Buono, ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo. Bella legatura in piena pelle coeva con dorso a cinque nervi. Schlosser gilt als "Vorläufer der historischen Rechtsschule". Das Werk ist von ungeheurer Relevanz für die Entstehungsgeschichte des Preußischen Allgemeinen Landrechts: "Die nach Gustav Hugo und Friedr. Carl Savigny sehr beachtenswerte Kritik an Carl Gottlieb Suarez' Entwurf eines preußischen Gesetzbuches". Die Briefe, welche ihrer Zeit schlechtweg den Beruf zur Gesetzgebung absprechen, stützen sich wesentlich auf politisch-liberale Gründe, indem sie einer Epoche des absolutistisch monarchischen Regiments keine Legislation zutrauen, welche die bürgerliche Unabhängigkeit zu sichern, bürgerliche Bewegungsfreiheit zu gewähren vermöchte (ADB XXXI, 547 und Stintzing-Landsberg III, 1). Seltsam original Auflage.

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        Leben des Capitain James Cook

      Hamburg : bei Benjamin Gottlob Hoffmann, 1789. First German edition of Kippis' Life of Captain James Cook. Two volumes, octavo, contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spines with gilt ornament and blue labels with gilt lettering, paste-downs with armorial bookplates, first volume with frontispiece engraving of Cook, pp [12], 284; 301, [2], both volumes with tight binding and exceptionally clean and crisp contents, a fine set. Text in German. Copies are held in three Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales; State Library of Queensland).

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        Beschryving van het eiland Curaçao, en de daar onder hoorende eilanden, . . .Amsterdam, Johannes van Selm, 1779. 8vo. With 2 folding engraved plates, one providing a map of Curaçao and plan of Fort Amsterdam and its surroundings, and the other showing the spectacular explosion of the warship Alphen on 15 September 1778. Green cloth (ca. 1930?) by George Fredrik Lodewijk OPHOF in Rotterdam (with his ticket on the paste-down), with author and title in gold on front board.

      - JCB 2569; Muller, America 506; Sabin 31486 (see also 17983); STCN (9 copies); Tiele, Bibl. 469 (misdated 1789); not in Church; Streeter. First and probably the only early edition of a description of the islands of Curaçao, Bonaire and Aruba, with a folding map of Curaçao and plan of Fort Amsterdam, and a folding plate showing the explosion of the Dutch warship Alphen on 15 September 1778. With binder's ticket of G.F.L. Ophof, probably the younger since the elder died in 1925, and the owner's label and owl bookplate of the jurist and bibliophile F.C. Koch (1873-1957), all on the front paste-down. The map with some folds, slightly soiled, otherwise in good condition.

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        Leben und Schicksale des Capitains James Cook

      Erlangen : bey Wolfgang Walther, 1789. Series: Neue Samm­lung wahrer und merkwürdiger Schicksale reisender Personen .... First edition. Octavo, contemporary half calf over papered boards (rubbed), spine with five raised bands, gilt ornament and title label with gilt lettering, decorative coloured lining papers (a few residual adhesions from old labels), frontispiece portrait of Cook by I.C. Bock, 384 pp, sparse foxing, but overall a crisp, clean copy. Du Rietz 1346; Beddie 1969 (both know only this volume); Henze 1, 174 (mentions the sequel published in 1790). A scarce contemporary biography of Cook, with an account of his first and second voyages. This volume is self-contained and separately issued, and contains no reference to the extremely rare second volume, covering Cook's third voyage, which was to be published in 1790. Copies of the first and second volumes are recorded two Australian collections (State Library of New South Wales; National Library of Australia).

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        Kupferstich- Karte, v. I.G. Facius b. I. W. Iaeger, "Carte topographique D'Allemagne Contenant une Partie de Baviere, de Suabe, du Comte de Tirol .".

      - mit altem Grenzkolorit, 1789, 47 x 63 Mit Kopftitel. Blatt LXVIII der großen Deutschlandkarte, - Zeigt den östl. Teils des Bodensees und den bay. Alpenraum, Teile von Vorarlberg und Tirols sowie einen kleinen Teil Liechtensteins um Mauren. Gebiet: Wurzach, Ammersee, Bludenz. Mittig Füssen.

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        Charte das Erzstift u. Churfürstenthum Trier vorstellend. Neuentworfen durch F.L. Güssefeld. Nürnberg bey den Homannl. Erben. 1789. Mit R. Kays. allergnäd. Freyheit.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich n. Franz Ludwig Güssefeld b. Homann Erben in Nürnberg, dat. 1789, 46 x 55 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. S. 269. - Zeigt das Erzstift und Kurfürstentum Trier mit dem Gebiet zwischen Bonn, Ottweiler, Vianden und Frankfurt. - Unten rechts Titelkartusche. - Mittelfalz leicht gebräunt. - Seltene Karte!

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        Number I. Abridgment of the minutes of evidence, taken before a Committee of the Whole House,

      8vo., (2) + 82pp., bound in the 20th century in full chocolate calf, spine simply lettered in gilt. [bound with], Number II. Abridgment ..... slave-trade. [London] 1790. 8vo., (2) + 246pp. [bound with], Number III. Abridgment ..... slave-trade. [London] 1790. 8vo., (2) + 157 + (1)pp. [bound with], Number IV. Abridgment ..... slave-trade. [London] 1791. 8vo., (2) + 163 + (1)pp., together with 4 tables (of which one is folding), short tears in two leaves but no loss of surface. All four parts, complete and in very good state of preservation.Publisher: [London]Year: 1789Edition:

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        THE IMPOSTORS: A COMEDY

      London: C. Dilly, 1789. Copyright date 1789, first edition, first printing. Performed at the Theater Royal Drury Lane. Stabbed (loosely sewn). Loose mostly toward end of volume. Back panel soiled, front panel soiled still very legible, interior pages remains bright and clean. Now housed in a Custom blue half leather clamshell case.. First Edition. Stabbed (loosely sewn). Good/near Fine. 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Collectible Comedy.

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        Griselidis, ou la Marquise de Salusses, traduit de l'italien de Fulvio Testi, en Gaulois par Mlle Allemand de Montmartin ; mis en anecdote par M. B*****. Avec une note historique tirée de l'Histoire des Ducs de Savoie, de Fulvio Testi.

      Maradan, Paris 1789 - In-16 de 165 pp., demi-veau blond à petits coins, dos lisse orné de filets dorés, chiffre M.C. en pied (relié vers 1800). Variation sur le conte de Perrault publiée une première fois en 1724 par Mademoiselle Allemand de Montmartin sur laquelle « il existe peu de renseignements ; apparemment Griselidis est son seul ouvrage » (Revue d'histoire littéraire de la France). Suivi avec sa propre page de titre de Émérance, ou l'Orgueil vaincu par la Raison. Chiffre M.C. en pied non identifié ; mors supérieur légèrement fendu en pied. Supercheries littéraires, III, 777 : « Il y a dans la publication de ce petit ouvrage sous le nom de Fulvio Testi, une longue histoire d'imposture ». [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Nomenclator o Diccionario De Las Ciudades, Villas, Lugares, Aldeas, Granjas, Cotos Redondos, Cortijos y Deplomados de España, y Sus Islas Adyacentes: Con Expresión De La Provincia, Partido y Termino á Que Pertenecen y La Clase De Justicias Que Hay En Ella

      Imprenta Real 1789 - Formado por las relaciones originales de los intendentes de las provincias del Reyno, á quienes se pidieron de orden de su magestad por el excelentisimo señor Conde de Floridablanca, y su Ministerio de Estado en 22 de Marzo de 1785. Encuadernado en pergamino de época en buen estado, con pequeño refuerzo en la cubierta trasera. Formato Folio. Pág 816. Buen ejemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LA HENRIADE, POEME, SUIVI DE QUELQUES AUTRES POEMES DE VOLTAIRE

      [Kehl]: De l'Imprimerie de la Société Littéraire-Typographique, 1789. This very handsomely bound volume is a special Large Paper version from the Kehl edition of Voltaire's "Works," which up to the time of its appearance was the most extensive and most expensive publishing venture ever undertaken in a short space of time. With type purchased from John Baskerville, England's greatest printer of the period, the edition was originally planned as a full-fledged grand-quarto work, but this idea was quickly abandoned in favor of the more affordable octavo. As a result, "The Henriade" was the only work with any copies produced in the larger size. According to Ray, "when Beaumarchais changed the format of his edition from quarto to octavo, Moreau redesigned his already completed engravings for "La Henriade" and other works to fit the new format. In our special Large Paper copy, we see the wonderful illustrations in their original form. Jean-Michel Moreau, known as Moreau le Jeune (1741-1814), provided illustrations for Diderot's encyclopedia and engraved works for François Boucher, in addition to illustrating the works of Rousseau and Voltaire. According to the Getty Museum, "publishers sought him out for his powers of observation and ability to capture nuances of gesture, pose, and light." Ray says that the best work by Moreau "showed him to be the equal of the established rococo masters Boucher, Eisen, and Gravelot," and that in his heyday, "he carried all before him." First published (under the title "La Ligue") in 1723, the epic "La Henriade" is divided into 10 cantos that deal with the siege of Paris by Henri III and Henri of Navarre (later Henri IV), and it opens with an imaginary account of the latter's mission to Queen Elizabeth. The historical piece also serves as an indirect condemnation of civil unrest and religious fanaticism. Our lovely binding--elegant, stately, and at the same time with considerable animation--is the work of Pierre-Jean Bradel (called "Bradel le Jeune"), a nephew of Derôme le Jeune and younger brother to Alexis-Pierre Bradel, binder for the Bibliothéque Nationale at the end of the 18th century. According to Flety, the younger Bradel had a workshop at 1 rue d'Écosse (the address on the ticket here) from 1799 to 1804. The Neoclassical design elements seen in our French binding (for example, broad and complex gilt-decorated frames, scalloped panels, double bands flanking morocco inlays) reflect an international style popularized by Staggemeier & Welcher in London, F. W. Standlander in Stockholm, and Georg Friedrich Krauss in Vienna. The present volume stands out from the vast majority of Bradel bindings, which are relatively plain; it employs the same urn tool and similar design elements as #153 in the Schiff Collection, but it is far more elaborate in both tooling and inlays.. 328 x 270 mm. (12 7/8 x 10 1/4"). 2 p.l., 624 pp. SUPERB RED STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, INLAID AND ELABORATELY GILT IN NEOCLASSICAL STYLE, BY BRADEL LE JEUNE (with his ticket on verso of front free endpaper), covers with inlaid frame of green and citron morocco tooled with decorative gilt rolls and garlands, elegant urn cornerpieces, large central panel with interlocking gilt lozenge and lobed frame, double raised bands of green morocco separated by a strip of citron morocco, spine compartments with scalloped frame and central fleuron, wide turn-ins with inlaid frame of green and citron morocco tooled with multiple decorative gilt rolls, light blue watered silk endleaves with floral gilt roll border, all edges gilt (small expert repairs to head and tail of joints, cosmetic paper reinforcement at hinge facing the half title). With engraved portrait frontispiece of Henri IV and 10 FINE ENGRAVED PLATES BY MOREAU LE JEUNE. A Large Paper Copy. With additional title page for "Estampes destinées à orner les editions de M. de Voltaire." Front pastedown with heraldic bookplate of "C D." Bengesco 403; Furstenberg 111; Cohen-de Ricci 1028; Ray 52. Slight bumping to corners, extremities a little rubbed, occasional faint foxing to the (vast) margins, otherwise a fine copy, clean and fresh internally, with rich impressions of the plates, and in a lustrous, scarcely worn binding. This very handsomely bound volume is a special Large Paper version from the Kehl edition of Voltaire's "Works," which up to the time of its appearance was the most extensive and most expensive publishing venture ever undertaken in a short space of time. With type purchased from John Baskerville, England's greatest printer of the period, the edition was originally planned as a full-fledged grand-quarto work, but this idea was quickly abandoned in favor of the more affordable octavo. As a result, "The Henriade" was the only work with any copies produced in the larger size. According to Ray, "when Beaumarchais changed the format of his edition from quarto to octavo, Moreau redesigned his already completed engravings for "La Henriade" and other works to fit the new format. In our special Large Paper copy, we see the wonderful illustrations in their original form. Jean-Michel Moreau, known as Moreau le Jeune (1741-1814), provided illustrations for Diderot's encyclopedia and engraved works for François Boucher, in addition to illustrating the works of Rousseau and Voltaire. According to the Getty Museum, "publishers sought him out for his powers of observation and ability to capture nuances of gesture, pose, and light." Ray says that the best work by Moreau "showed him to be the equal of the established rococo masters Boucher, Eisen, and Gravelot," and that in his heyday, "he carried all before him." First published (under the title "La Ligue") in 1723, the epic "La Henriade" is divided into 10 cantos that deal with the siege of Paris by Henri III and Henri of Navarre (later Henri IV), and it opens with an imaginary account of the latter's mission to Queen Elizabeth. The historical piece also serves as an indirect condemnation of civil unrest and religious fanaticism. Our lovely binding--elegant, stately, and at the same time with considerable animation--is the work of Pierre-Jean Bradel (called "Bradel le Jeune"), a nephew of Derôme le Jeune and younger brother to Alexis-Pierre Bradel, binder for the Bibliothéque Nationale at the end of the 18th century. According to Flety, the younger Bradel had a workshop at 1 rue d'Écosse (the address on the ticket here) from 1799 to 1804. The Neoclassical design elements seen in our French binding (for example, broad and complex gilt-decorated frames, scalloped panels, double bands flanking morocco inlays) reflect an international style popularized by Staggemeier & Welcher in London, F. W. Standlander in Stockholm, and Georg Friedrich Krauss in Vienna. The present volume stands out from the vast majority of Bradel bindings, which are relatively plain; it employs the same urn tool and similar design elements as #153 in the Schiff Collection, but it is far more elaborate in both tooling and inlays.

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        La Henriade, poème, suivi de quelques autres poèmes

      [Kehl]: De l'Imprimerie de la Société Littéraire-Typographique., 1789. Quarto. 311 x 245mm. 624pp. Two portraits and ten dramatic engraved plates after Moreau la Jeune. Early Nineteenth century (perhaps earlier) full green morocco, spine with red onlaid "bands" decorated in gilt forming six compartments, one lettered in gilt, the remaining with a central lozenge surrounded by sprays; covers ruled with gilt rolls, a.e.g. Some very skillful repair to spine, extremities rubbed, occasional spotting; a very good or better copy. This handsome edition was a specimen volume for the proposed complete works of Voltaire to be published by Beaumarchais. La Henriade is an epic poem written in 1723. According to Voltaire himself, the poem concerns and was written in honour of the life of Henry IV of France, and is a celebration of his life. The ostensible subject is the siege of Paris in 1589 by Henry III in consort with Henry of Navarre, soon to be Henry IV, but its themes are the twin evils of religious fanaticism and civil discord. It also concerns the political state of France.

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        Petrographische Carte des Harz - Gebirges, Kupferstich - Karte v. Georg Tischbein, n. G.S.O. Lasius.

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, b. Helwing in Hannover, dat. 1789, 52 x 80,5 Seltene Karte des Harzes, erstmals in Lasius "Beobachtungen über die Harzgebirge" erschienen, dort aber meist fehlend. Die nach Nordost orientierte Karte reicht von Goslar im Norden bis Nordhausen im Süden, von Osterode im Westen bis Timmenrode im Osten und gilt als die erste geologische Karte der Region. Später geringfügig verändert als "Geographische Carte" und als "Topographische Karte" erschienen, hier in der seltenen Erstausgabe vorliegend; zerschnitten und alt auf Leinwand aufgezogen, faltbar eingerichtet. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Plan of a society established in London, anno domini 1785, for the support and encouragement of Sunday-Schools in the different counties of England; with a list of the subscribers, and extracts of letters received from various parts, containing accounts of the great utility of the institution.

      London: printed in the year MDCCLXXXIX [1789]. 8vo. (in 4s), 80pp., in early, perhaps original, wrappers, the spine paper somewhat worn. A fine copy. 'The initiative that led to its foundation came chiefly from a well-to-do Baptist merchant and philanthropist, William Fox, who had already founded a free day school at Clapton, where he was lord of the manor. He had been canvassing the possibility of a national system of education, and he discovered in Raikes's plan the basis for such a system. The Society, which eventually emerged out of a meeting called by Fox in August 1785, was formed to promote Sunday Schools and thus to rescue the children of the poor 'from low habits of vice and idleness, and to initiate them into a moral and religious course of life.' The primary medium of reformation was assumed to be the Bible. Hence the overpowering emphasis on reading instruction, with the Bible, the Book of Common Prayer, and the Catechism as the chief vehicles, and acceptance by the Society of responsibility for providing these and other text books. The founders were determined to submerge sectarian differences. Evangelicals had no prejudice against working with Nonconformists, and the Sunday School Society offers an admirable instance of that cooperation.' [David Owen, English philanthropy>, p.114]. In 1789, the management committee of 24 men included William Fox, Thomas Raikes, Samuel Hoare, and Samuel Thornton. The treasurer was the M.P. and philanthropist, Henry Thornton. With whatever measure of cynicism modern historians may now view this Sunday School movement, its rapid achievements are undeniable. By 1789 it had established 610 schools, educated 41,295 scholars, given away 46,639 spelling books, 13,144 testaments, and 3,261 bibles. Rare, as are all early editions. (ESTC finds 3 copies of a single-sheet plan probably of 1785, a single copy of a 32 page pamphlet dated 1786, a single copy of a 44 page pamphlet of 1787, 3 copies of another in 1788, and 3 copies of our 1789 printing - at BL + Lambeth Palace + Un. of Kansas).>

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        LA SAINTE BIBLE, CONTENANT L'ANCIEN ET LE NOUVEAU TESTAMENT, TRADUITE EN FRANÇAIS SUR LA VULGATE PAR M. LE MAISTRE DE SACY

      Paris: Imprimerie de Monsieur [volumes I-III]; Didot le jeune [volumes IV-V]; Chez Gay, Ponce, Belin [volumes VI-XII], 1789-[1804]. This is an outstanding copy of the rare larger format quarto edition of a Bible famous for its engraved illustrations, offered here in remarkably handsome bindings. According to Ray, the skill and energy of the painter and illustrator Pierre-Clémént Marillier (1740-1808) earned him "a position in the front rank of book artists." Ray calls Marillier "among the most accomplished" illustrators of the century, and he says--and this would be appropriate for the plates in our volumes--that "nearly all of his designs are characterized by grace, liveliness, and firmness of drawing." Beginning with volume IV, Marillier was assisted by Nicolas-André Monsiau (1754-1837), whose substantial corpus of book illustrations defies easy categorization and is consequently underappreciated. Ray agrees with Portalis' favorable assessment of Monsiau's work as having a special "'bonhomie,' observation of nature, and feeling, often lacking in his rivals, which gives his productions something piquant and unexpected." The unusual and rather charming use of tabs as a location guide to the engravings was either an innovation or a clever borrowing by our binder Charles de Samblanx (1855-1943); we have never seen this before in any book from any period. Apprenticed at age 11, de Samblanx had a distinguished career extending over several decades, and he worked in a variety of period styles, classical and Romantic, sensitively reproducing the bindings of previous centuries. Many of his bindings are now in the Royal Museum of Mariemont in Belgium. The complex inlaid design of the present set, realized with impeccable skill using the highest quality materials, provides memorable evidence of the level of de Samblanx's imagination and precision of execution. In addition to the aesthetically pleasing features of this set, its printing provides a window into the most turbulent period in French history. Production on this work began in the final year of the ancien regime in the workshop of Pierre-François Didot, the printer to "Monsieur," brother of the king. As revolution gave way to republic, the imprint changed from the royal "Imprimerie de Monsieur" to simply "Didot le jeune" (Pierre-François' son and heir), before being taken over by the engraver Ponce and the publishers Belin and Gay. On the title pages, the illustrators' honorific went from the courteous "Monsieur" to the egalitarian "Citoyen." For many years considered the definitive French version of the Scriptures, the translation used here is that of French humanist Louis-Isaac Lemaistre (or Le Maistre) de Sacy (1613-84). While the present 12-volume version of the Bible is seen from time to time in the octavo edition, the quarto version rarely appears in the marketplace, let alone in a binding as splendid as this one. Just two complete quarto sets are listed in ABPC since 1975.. 314 x 238 mm. (12 3/8 x 9 3/8"). 12 volumes. BREATHTAKING EARLY 20TH CENTURY RED STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, GILT AND VERY ELABORATELY INLAID IN THE ROMANTIC STYLE, BY CHARLES DE SAMBLANX (stamp-signed in gilt at tail of spines), covers with beautifully intricate frame formed by multiple gilt rules and ornate gilt cornerpieces incorporating a stylized inlaid shell of brown morocco and a stylized fleur-de-lys in orange (along with much swirling and floral elaboration), large central arabesque with floral and leafy inlays in olive, yellow, and orange morocco; spines with two wide raised bands featuring a gilt frame and titling, the large central spine compartment with much gilt and inlaid morocco flowers, smaller compartments at head and tail of similar design, densely gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, edges rough trimmed. WITH 300 FINE ENGRAVED PLATES AFTER THE DESIGNS OF MARILLIER AND MONSIAU and a folding map of the Holy Land engraved by Tardieu, each plate with a guard leaf preceding it, these leaves all with a projecting red leather tab on the fore edge. Cohen-de Ricci 935-36; Sander 145; Ray 47; Brunet I, 887. Boards with a couple of tiny dark spots, joints with the most trivial signs of wear, minor offsetting from each of the small leather tabs, other isolated negligible imperfections internally, but AN EXTREMELY FINE SET IN EVERY WAY, the text clean and fresh, the plates richly impressed, and the most impressive bindings very lustrous and with virtually no signs of use. This is an outstanding copy of the rare larger format quarto edition of a Bible famous for its engraved illustrations, offered here in remarkably handsome bindings. According to Ray, the skill and energy of the painter and illustrator Pierre-Clémént Marillier (1740-1808) earned him "a position in the front rank of book artists." Ray calls Marillier "among the most accomplished" illustrators of the century, and he says--and this would be appropriate for the plates in our volumes--that "nearly all of his designs are characterized by grace, liveliness, and firmness of drawing." Beginning with volume IV, Marillier was assisted by Nicolas-André Monsiau (1754-1837), whose substantial corpus of book illustrations defies easy categorization and is consequently underappreciated. Ray agrees with Portalis' favorable assessment of Monsiau's work as having a special "'bonhomie,' observation of nature, and feeling, often lacking in his rivals, which gives his productions something piquant and unexpected." The unusual and rather charming use of tabs as a location guide to the engravings was either an innovation or a clever borrowing by our binder Charles de Samblanx (1855-1943); we have never seen this before in any book from any period. Apprenticed at age 11, de Samblanx had a distinguished career extending over several decades, and he worked in a variety of period styles, classical and Romantic, sensitively reproducing the bindings of previous centuries. Many of his bindings are now in the Royal Museum of Mariemont in Belgium. The complex inlaid design of the present set, realized with impeccable skill using the highest quality materials, provides memorable evidence of the level of de Samblanx's imagination and precision of execution. In addition to the aesthetically pleasing features of this set, its printing provides a window into the most turbulent period in French history. Production on this work began in the final year of the ancien regime in the workshop of Pierre-François Didot, the printer to "Monsieur," brother of the king. As revolution gave way to republic, the imprint changed from the royal "Imprimerie de Monsieur" to simply "Didot le jeune" (Pierre-François' son and heir), before being taken over by the engraver Ponce and the publishers Belin and Gay. On the title pages, the illustrators' honorific went from the courteous "Monsieur" to the egalitarian "Citoyen." For many years considered the definitive French version of the Scriptures, the translation used here is that of French humanist Louis-Isaac Lemaistre (or Le Maistre) de Sacy (1613-84). While the present 12-volume version of the Bible is seen from time to time in the octavo edition, the quarto version rarely appears in the marketplace, let alone in a binding as splendid as this one. Just two complete quarto sets are listed in ABPC since 1975.

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        Kuhrpfälzischer Geschichtskalender.

      224 S. 8 (17 x 11 cm). Leder der Zeit mit farbigem Rückenschild, goldgeprägter Deckelbordüre und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Einzige Ausgabe. - Chronologisch angelegte Sammlung von Ereignissen der pfälzischen Geschichte. Reicht zurück bis ins Mittelalter und bringt besonders für die jüngere Zeit viele interessante Details wie Wetterbeobachtungen, Baumaßnahmen, kulturelle Ereignisse etc. - Metzger war kurpfälzischer Regierungs-Sekretär. - Sauber und frisch, Verfassernahme auf dem Titel handschriftlich ergänzt. Der dekorative Einband minimal berieben. Vorderdeckel etwas fleckig. Sehr schönes Exemplar. - Lose beiliegend ein eigenhändiges Widmungsschreiben des Verfassers (1 Seite auf gefaltetem Folio-Doppelblatt) für die Hochfürstliche Durchlaucht, den Pfalzgrafen (Karl Theodor) höchstpersönlich. Empfiehlt sich mit der vorliegenden Arbeit zu "Höchsten Hulden und Gnaden in tiefester Erniedrigung", datiert "Mannheim d. 8 Hornung 1789". *Hamberger/Meusel V, 188. Veitenheimer 784.

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        Méchanique Morale ou Essai sur l'Art de Perfectionner et d'Employer ses Or EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Genève|[Auxerre]: S.n., 1789. Fine. S.n., à Genève [Auxerre] 1789, in-8 (13x20cm), viij (1f.) 416pp. et (2f) vj, (1f) (1fbc.) 464pp., 2 volumes reliés. - First Edition. Rare. Absent the BN of France. Full Veu contemporary. Smooth back to the net. Parts of title and volume number of red and black. Fillets border on covers. Gilt edges. Some frictions. Antoine de La Salle (1754-1829), philosopher and scientist, was certainly one of the most interesting thinkers of his time, his ideas, sometimes whimsical and messy made him the leader of the physico-moral school. The share of physiognomy naturally has an important role in this theory. The Mechanics is both a classic treatise of physiognomy, and another to consider the relationship between the moral and body way from an educational perspective. Besides this, the Mechanics is also a treaty of understanding and logic, there are theories about the phonetics and linguistics, in short everything related to human, moral, intellectual and physical. The room had an eventful life, made many trips, visited America and Asia, studied the relationship between Buddhism and Christianity, wrote an unpublished history of China, and learned Arabic. Then, having left the Navy, he surveyed Europe, living in Spain and Italy before returning to settle in Paris where he devoted himself to philosophy and science. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale. Rare. Reliures en plein veau d'époque. Dos lisse à filets. Pièces de titre et de tomaison rouges et noires. Filets d'encadrement sur les plats. Tranches dorées. Quelques frottements. Antoine de La Salle (1754-1829), philosophe et scientifique, fut certainement l'un des penseurs les plus curieux de son époque, ses idées, parfois fantasques et brouillonnes firent de lui le chef de l'école physico-morale. La physiognomonie a naturellement une part importante dans cette théorie. La Mechanique est à la fois un traité classique de physiognomonie, et une façon nouvelle d'envisager les rapports entre le moral et le corps dans une perspective éducative. Outre cela, la Mechanique est également un traité de l'entendement et de la logique, on y trouve des théories sur la phonétique et la linguistique, en bref tout ce qui touche à l'homme, moral, intellectuel et physique. La Salle eut une vie mouvementée, fit de nombreux voyages, visita l'Amérique et l'Asie, étudia les rapports du bouddhisme et du christianisme, écrivit une Histoire de la Chine inédite, et apprit l'arabe. Puis, ayant quitté la marine, il arpenta l'Europe, vivant en Espagne puis en Italie avant de revenir s'installer à Paris où il se consacra à la philosophie et aux sciences.

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        Voyage from New South Wales to Canton, in the Year 1788, with Views of the Islands Discovered

      London: Printed by George Stafford, for J. Debrett,, 1789. Quarto (290 × 227 mm). Recent mid-brown morocco to style, red morocco label, narrow flattened bands, compartments gilt with vase tools, floral corner-pieces, wide Greek key panel to the boards, edge-roll of roundels and lozenges, attractive roll featuring a floral rounde lto the turn-ins, marbled endpapers. Title-page vignette, and 4 folding lithographic coastal profiles, bound without half-title or final advertisement leaf. Light browning and some spotting, title page marginally soiled, plates creased from old misfolds, overall very good. First edition of this important, somewhat overlooked, First Fleet account, which also provides a record of the first trading voyage out of Port Jackson. "The Charlotte, commanded by Captain Gilbert, was one of the first fleet of ships conveying convicts and settlers to New South Wales in 1787. Having landed their consignments of convicts... [and] making his way to Canton to bring back a cargo of tea for the East India Company on a track lying many degrees to the east of that pursued by any of the circumnavigators, Gilbert and Marshall discovered many important islands, including the ones that bear their respective names" (Hill). After his return to England Gilbert was appointed Captain of The Neptune, commissioned to carry another group of convicts as part of the Second Fleet. When The Neptune was embarking convicts at Plymouth, Gilbert became involved in a dispute with the NSW Corps, just recently formed to take the role of the Marine Corps on these voyages, as to who had ultimate authority over the convicts. "As the dispute worsened, with threatened violence, Gilbert was removed from the ship to be replaced by Donald Trail in December 1789, shortly before the ships sailed to New South Wales" (First Fleet Fellowship web-site, retrieved 27/05/2014). Gilbert's account is testimony his "navigational and seamen skills"especially "as they were sailing 'blind' with no charts to guide them on their outward voyage from Sydney Cove".

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