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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.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Christian Strobel]
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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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        Posthumous Works of Frederic II King of Prussia

      London: for G. J. & J. Robinson, 1789, 1789. FIRST EDITION. 13 vol., 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", engraved frontis portrait plate in volume 1. Bound in fine full contemporary speckled calf over cords, gilt decorated spines, gilt lettered red and green morocco spine labels, sprinkled edges, minor rubbing to spine with loss of some gilt, head and foot of spines generally fine with minor loss to a couple of heads, all hinges fine, old dampstain to top edge of textblock of volume 3 not affecting text, overall an outstanding set in an unrestored contemporary binding.

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        Oeuvres Completes de Voltaire [92 Volume Set]

      [Kehl]: De l'Imprimerie de la Société Littéraire-Typographique, 1789. Kehl edition. 92 volumes. A very good set bound in late 19th-Century red half-morocco over marbled boards and endpapers, lettered in gilt on spine, top edge gilt. Most volumes worn in some degree at the head of the spine, corners, and hinges, where leather has dried and flaked off some volumes, and gilt top edge somewhat dull. All boards attached. An impressive, uniform and attractive set despite its signs of age and wear.. Duodecimo. 11 x 17.5 cm. Illustrated with reproductions of two engraved portraits (frontispieces) and fourteen fold-out engraved plates. Text in French. The Kehl edition, "the most complete, the most beautiful, and the best ordered which has appeared in the works of Voltaire" (Brunet). A celebrated edition of the complete works of one of the most important French Enlightenment writers. Additional postage will be required for this set.

      [Bookseller: Captain's Bookshelf, Inc., ABAA]
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        Observations, Relative Chiefly to Picturesque Beauty, Made in the Year 1776, On several Parts of Great Britain; Particularly the High-Lands of Scotland

      London: Printed for R. Blamire, Strand, 1789. First edition. With 40 plates in aquatint. viii, xi, 221; [ii], 196, xx, [1] pp. 2 vols. 1789. Contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards. Armorial bookplate of Booth Grey in both vols., and printed label, Ex Libris John Ruskin Brantwood (Dearden's type 9, spurious label), in vol. I. Rubbed, some offsetting. Very good. First edition. With 40 plates in aquatint. viii, xi, 221; [ii], 196, xx, [1] pp. 2 vols. 1789. Handsome copy of one of Gilpin's works on landscape beauty, a subject dear to the Victorians. The book label is a later addition, a spurious label in imitation of the original printed by Morris for Ruskin, corresponding to Dearden's type 9. Abbey Scenery 487 (for 1800 ed.); for Ruskin, see Dearden, The Library of John Ruskin (2012)

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        Opere spirituali Santa Madre Teresa di Gesù, 6 volumi, Faenza Benedetti, 1789

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        THE IMPOSTORS: A COMEDY

      London: C. Dilly, 1789. Copyright date 1789, first edition, first printing. Performed at the Theater Royale 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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        A SURVEY OF THE LAKES OF CUMBERLAND, WESTMORLAND, AND LANCASHIRE : Together with an Account, Historical, Topographical, and Descriptive, of the Adjacent Country, to which is added, A Sketch of the Border Laws and Customs.

      London: Printed for the Author 1789 - An EXCELLENT (Ex-Reference Library) Tall Folio in remarkably Clean Condition. Bound in later brown buckram. Later endpapers. Complete with 11 large, Fine Folding Maps and 2 engraved Plates. 193pps. + Errata Leaf. (Bar for neat shelf no. foot of spine, a bookplate to front endpaper and reference no. verso of Title-page, this is a most attractive example of this now Rare work. Ideal for rebinding. (Extra postage required for Overseas shipping.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: HALEWOOD AND SONS ABA ILAB Est. 1867.]
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        Oeuvres. Imprimé par ordre du Roi pour l´éducation de Monsieur le Dauphin, Paris, Imprimerie de Didot L´Aîné, (Collection des Auteurs Classiques François et Latins), 1789. 2 tomos.

      1789 - In-fol. menor.- I : xxxi(i) 447 p.- II: (2 h.) 440 p.- Encuadernación inglesa de la época en marroquí rojo, tapas enmarcadas por una ancha orla de hierros, triple filete y florones de ángulo dorados; lomo de diez nervios, ricamente ornamentado con guirnaldas, puntillados, filetes y hierros especiales dorados; orla interior, cortes y cantos dorados (C. Hering, London).- Tenues huellas dispersas de herrumbre pero excelente ejemplar.- Procedencia: Sir Robert Peel, Whitehall Gardens (ex libris). BRUNET, I, 399. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [LETTER, SIGNED FROM GEN HENRY KNOX TO GEN ANTHONY WAYNE, CONCERNING THE CREEK INDIANS]

      New York, 1789. [4]pp. Folio, on a folded sheet. Old folds, minor soiling and wear, docketed on final page. Very good. Letter signed from Secretary of War Henry Knox to Maj. Gen. Anthony Wayne discussing the actions of Creek leader Alexander McGillivray. Knox writes that McGillivray has persuaded the Creek Nation not to sign a treaty with the United States, and speculates about his motive in doing so. Knox acknowledges the report that Spain agreed to recognize the Creek lands east of the Mississippi, discussing the possibility of military engagement with the Creeks after Congress returns from recess, promising to send 200 men to the Georgia frontier, and stating that he gave his letter to the President. The United States suspected (correctly) that Spain was paying McGillivary off. Knox writes: "Mr. McGillivray's influence over the Creeks has been exerted to ill effect in persuading that nation against an immediate treaty with the United States upon the terms the Commissioners offered. He has sacrificed the interests of the Nation to his own avarice. The apprehension of others participating in the trade of the Creeks, and perhaps the engagements he is under to Spain agre[e]ably to your information has been the cause of his conduct. "You state Mr. Osborne's information to you 'that on his Sacred honor that he both saw and read the ratification by Charles the 4th the present King of Spain, of a treaty between the Spanish and the Creek Nations, guaranteeing to the Indians all they possess or claim on the east side of the Mississippi.' But is it not very extraordinary that he concealed this important information from the Commissioners? They assure me that he never intimated this fact to them. I am nearly in opinion with you of the force necessary for the coercion of the Creeks, excepting it should be larger and no Militia. I am not for employing Militia excepting in case of the last resort.... "During the recess of Congress nothing can be decided upon, as the two Houses possess the constitutional right of making war. They will with difficulty be brought into the measure unless the necessity shall be apparent. If the Creeks make inroads into Georgia it must be presumed the Government will act with decision and vigor.... [T]wo hundred men will be recruited as soon as possible and transported to Georgia, to be placed on the frontiers of that State...." McGillivray did eventually manage to negotiate the Treaty of New York (Aug. 7, 1790) between the United States and the Creeks, though it was short-lived, and an alliance with Spain was renewed in 1792. Henry Knox served as the first U.S. Secretary of War, and much of his tenure was concerned with Indian affairs.

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        Charte vom Koenigreich Norwegen nach O.A. Wangensteens und einigen andern Charten der Büschingischen Erdbeschreibung gemäss entworfen. - Le Royaume de Norvegue, novellement dressé.

      Nürnberg Homann Erben 1789 - Altkolorierte Kupferstichkarte von F.L. Güssefeld nach O.A. Wangensteen und C.G. Mengel, Bildausschnitt 48,5 x 55 cm, Blattgr. 54 x 63,5 cm. Vergl. Sandler, Johann Baptista Homann, Die Homännischen Erben, Matthäus Seutter und Ihre Landkarten, p 125 (Nr. 93, allerdings die alte vor 1712 verfasste Karte von Norwegen); detailreiche Karte von Norwegen mit zwei Nebenkarten: "Der nördliche Theil des Stifts Drontheim die Aemter Nordland und Finnmark enthaltend" sowie "Charte über die zu Norwegen gehörigen Inseln Faeroeer nach C. G. Mengel"; mit der üblichen Mittelfalz, etwas gebräunt.

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        Kupferstich- Karte, n. F. L. Güssefeld b. Homann Erben, "Charte vom Königreich Norwegen.".

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, dat. 1789, 58 x 46,7 (H) Vergl. Sandler, Johann Baptista Homann, Die Homännischen Erben, Matthäus Seutter und Ihre Landkarten, p 125 (Nr. 93, allerdings die alte vor 1712 verfasste Karte von Norwegen); detailreiche Karte von Norwegen mit zwei Nebenkarten: "Der nördliche Theil des Stifts Drontheim die Aemter Nordland und Finnmark enthaltend" sowie "Charte über die zu Norwegen gehörigen Inseln Faeroeer nach C. G. Mengel"; mit der üblichen Mittelfalz, etwas gebräunt.

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        Kaap de Goede Hoop, Cape of Good Hope - De la Rochette, 1789.

      CAPE OF GOOD HOPE - KAAP DE GOEDE HOOP"Das Vorgebirg der Guten Hofnung" kopergravure vervaardigd door Louis Stanislas De La Rochette, te Wenen uitgegeven in 1789 door F.A. Schraembl. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afmetingen: 52 x 35,5 cmDe kaart toont de hoeves van de Nederlandse kolonisten, veeomheiningen en wegen tussen de steden. Het cartouche toont Europeanen te paard op olifanten jacht, in de achtergrond hutten van de Khoikhoi (Hottentotten).Prijs: ?575,- (excl. BTW/VAT).

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        Recueil de textes et documents de la période révolutionnaire

      1789 - 1- Jean-Baptiste Mercadier de Belesta : Ébauche d'une description abrégée du département de l'Ariège (Foix, Imprimerie Pomies, an IX), 70 pages - - - 2- John Sinclair : Essai sur la longévité et questions proposées sur ce sujet intéressant (Paris, Valade, 1802), 24 pp.ch. INED, 4211. Première édition française. Circonstances qui peuvent conduire à la longévité, pays favorables, et tables de longévité d'après Hufeland, Haller et Easton. Tiré à part des Annales de Statistique. - - - 3- HUSSON : Séance générale de la Société Centrale établie pour l'extinction de la petite vérole en France, par la propagation de la vaccine : tenue le 12 juin, 1806. Rapport du Comité de la Societé chargé de rendre compte au Ministre des progrès de la vaccine, (Paris, Imprimerie Impériale, 1806), 130 pages - - - 4- GUICHOU : Mémoire sur la nature des fièvres puerpérales, par le citoyen Guichou, docteur en médecine de la ci-devant Faculté de Montpellier, & actuellement en exercice dans le canton de Montesquieu-Volvestre, département de la Haute-Garonne. (A Toulouse : De l'imprimerie de la veuve Desclassan . L'an sixième de la république, 1798), 47 pages - - - 5- Gardanne : Cathéchisme sur les morts apparentes dites asphyxies, ou Instruction sur les manières de combattre les différentes espèces de morts (paris, Valade, 1781), 160 pages Jacques-Joseph Gardanne (1726-1786) fut docteur-régent de la Faculté de médecine de Paris. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Deinology: or, the union of reason and elegance: being instructions to a young barrister. With a postscript, suggesting some considerations on the viva voce examination of witnesses at the English bar. By Hortensius.

      London: G.G.J. and J. Robinson. 1789. 8vo., (4) + vii + (1) + 234pp., tiny hole in one leaf just affecting a couple of letters, with the armorial bookplate and signature of James Tomkinson>*, bound in contemporary sprinkled calf, neatly rebacked, spine gilt with original crimson lettering piece. A very good, crisp, copy. First, and only, edition. The oratory of the English bar is 'wild and vicious', claims 'Hortensius', and compares ill with both the eloquence of the French bar and even that of the Scotch. ('The Scotch advocates speak and write often elegantly, always correctly'). The author's object was to 'render the principles of logic and rhetoric somewhat more familiar to the English bar', and in addition, to offer 'some few loose thoughts of my own in the form of an advice to a young barrister'. * Probably James Tomkinson (1840-1910), the English landowner and Liberal politician of Willington Hall, Chester.

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        Déclaration des droits de l'homme en société

      1789 - Rare, voir photos, d'autres livres de l'abbé Sieyès du XVIIIème siècle dans ma boutique, envoi rapide et soigné [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Compendium memorabilium Aegypti.

      Tubingen: Johann Georg Cotta, 1789 - Arabic text; edited by Joseph White. viii, 157 pages. 8vo, 210x134, marginal foxing, owner’s stamp on title, accession number on next leaf, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary stamp on blank last page. One of the earliest works on Egyptology, this crucial work contains detailed descriptions of ancient Egyptian monuments, as well as a vivid description of a famine caused, during the author’s residence in Egypt, by the Nile failing to overflow its banks. On this occasion ABD Al-Latif had opportunity to observe and examine a large number of corpses - one of the earliest examples of a postmortem autopsy. - The Arabic manuscript was discovered in 1665 by Edward Pococke and preserved at the Bodleian Library. In 1789 Joseph White published this edition in the original Arabic, he later on published another edition with the latin version and notes in 1800. This being the First Edition in Arabic is much rarer than the more common Oxford edition of 1800. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La danse des morts, comme elle est de'piente dans la louable et celebre ville de bastle, pour servir de miroir de la nature humaine.on y a ajoute une description de la ville de basle & des vers a chaque figure

      Chez Jean Rod. Im-Hof & Fils, A Basle 1789 - 190pp. With an extra engraved title (in German, by P. de Jode) and 43 engravings within the text by J.A. Chovin, after Merian's original designs. Nineteenth-century black half-morocco, cloth boards, with leather title-label to upper board. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G. Rubbed to extremities, spine, upper board a little marked. With armorial bookplate of the Rev. Richard Harington to FEP. Internally immaculate. The third edition of Basle engraver Jacques-Antony Chovin's (1720-1776) vaunted edition of Merian's famous Dance of Death sequence, first published, also in a bi-lingual French/German format as here, in 1744. Included amongst the exquisite engravings is the well known 'Vexierbild' reversible portrait of Death. Size: Quarto [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recueil de 14 textes de l'époque révolutionnaire (1789 et 1790)

      1789 - Grand in-8° relié demi-veau de l'époque 1- BRISSOT de WARVILLE : Précis adressé à l'Assemblée Générale des electeurs de Paris, pour servir à la réduction du cahiers des doléances de cette ville, 19 pages. - - - 2- Foisy de Trémont : Instructions et pouvoirs à donner par les villes, bourgs, paroisses & communautés des pays d'election à leurs députés aux assemblées des bailliages principaux : contenant en même temps les pouvoirs généraux à donner à leurs représentans aux Etats-généraux (1789), 16 pages - - - 3- Proclamation du Roi : Etats-Généraux séance du 20 juin 1789 (1789), 14 pages - - - 4- Nouvelles de Versailles 6 octobre 1789, 7 pages - - - 5- FAUCHET : Motion (sur les droits des Représentans) faite à l'Assemblée Générale de la Commune, le 20 Novembre, 1789., 8 pages - - - 6- Marie-Joseph CHENIER : Lettre à M. le comte de Mirabeau, l'un des Représentants de l'Assemblée Nationale, sur les dispositions naturelles, nécessaires et indubitables des Officiers et des Soldats François et Etrangers ; Par un officier François (1789), 27 pages - - - 7- MIRABEAU : Motion de M. le comte de Mirabeau concernant la Caisse d'escompte (1789), 39 pages - - - 8- [MIRABEAU] SERVAN : Lettre Aux Commettans Du Comte De Mirabeau (1790), 79 pages. Servan célèbre magistrat et publiciste français né à Romans en 1737, mort à St-Rémi en 1807, auteur de nombreux ouvrages concernant la Révolution se livre ici à une violente diatribe contre Mirabeau et les gens d'Aix qui l'ont choisi comme représentant. . - - - 9- [MIRABEAU] : Trahison découverte du comte de Mirabeau (1790), 8 pages - - - 10- Le Moniteur Patriote n°1 8 pages. Ce journal révolutionnaire n'a pas eu d'autre livraison. - - - 11- MARAT : Dénonciation faite au tribunal du public par M. Marat, l'ami du peuple, contre M. Necker : premier ministre des finances. (1789), 69 pages - - - 12- MARAT : Appel a la Nation ; par J.P. Marat, l'Ami du peuple, citoyen du district des Cordeliers, et auteur de plusieurs ouvrages patriotiques. (1789), 67 pages - - - 13- Extrait des Registres des Délibérations de l'Assemblée du District des Cordeliers du 20 avril 1790 [signé : Danton, Paré, . Fabre d'Eglantine, P.-J. Duplain, La Forgue, Lawal L'écuyer] ; [suivi de:] Adresse à l'Assemblée Nationale (Paris, Imprimerie Momoro, 1790), 21 [2] pages - - - 14- MIRABEAU & RIVAROL : La galerie des Etats-généraux (1789), 204 pages. Bien complet du rare feuillet de clé. « C'est l'ouvrage d'un homme de talent et d'esprit » (Tourneux). Collection de portraits satiriques de parlementaires et constituants dont Necker, Mirabeau, La Fayette, Montmorin, le duc de Luxembourg, le vicomte de Noailles, Clavière, Beaumarchais (sous un nom ficitf), Bergasse, Condorcet, Abbé Grégoire, Brissot de Warville etc. Publié sous le voile de l'anonyme, la Galerie provoqua de nombreuses questions sur son auteur, Mirabeau revenant le plus souvent. Chaque partie propose une clef pour découvrir les personnalités caricaturées. Parmi les dames, on notera la présence de Madame Necker, Madame de Stael, la Princesse de Beauveau, la Comtesse de Sabran, Comtesse Diane de Polignac, comtesse du Barry, [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kumno Zui Taisei Kyûkôdô.

      - Kyoto, [1789]. Illustrated encyclopedia for young people. 21 parts in 10 [all published]. 8vo size (21.9 x 15.4 cm; box 23.6 x 17.0 x 8.8 cm). Text in Japanese with 150 wood-engravings. Original blue stiff stitched paper wrappers. Contained in a nice recent drop back box with copied illustrations from the book.l A nice example of an early Japanese encyclopedia, first published in 1666, with about 1,500 identifiable subjects, including the human body, agriculture, hunting, fishing, quadrupeds, birds, fishes, snakes, shells, insects, vegetables, fruits, trees, herbs and flowers. In fact, the vast majority is on natural history subjects. The wood engravings are of a great artistic quality and very well-preserved. Formerly owned by Rudolph von Willemoes-Suhm (1847-1875), who wrote an English translation of the title and some more notes in German, dated Osaka, Mai 1875. Willemoes-Suhm was one of the scientists on board the famous Challenger Expedition (1873-1876). He died of erysipelas about four months after his visit to Osaka when the Challenger was sailing from Hawaii to Tahiti, and was buried at sea. He was the sole crew member of this expedition who died during the voyage. His handwritten text was one of the last things he ever wrote. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Kupferstich- Karte, v. A. Amon n. Endersch b. Schraembl, "Karte von Ermeland oder zweites Blat von Westpreussen".

      - dat. 1789, 48 x 56,5 Jäger, S. 150.- Späterer Nachdruck der Einblattdruckkarte des Elbinger Mathematiker Joh. Friedr. Endersch, von Amon gestochen und bei Schraembl in Wien erschienen.

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        Taschen Kalender der neuesten Französisch und Englischen Moden auf [fur] das 1789 Jahr

      I. [J.] C. Berndt Kupferstecher, Frankfurt - 68 pages paginated, with pages 53-68 printed in duplicate. 19 engraved plates, of which 18 are fashion and 17 of those are hand colored. One folding plate. Hand colored illustrated title page. Blind stamped decorative cloth covers. All edges of text are gilded. Spine covers are split and partially missing. Small library sticker on top cover. Contents are loosely held in place, with a few leaves detached. Scattered smudges and foxing, some being moderate. Charming and apparently complete little volume that is not beyond repair. Size: 16mo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recueil de 7 documents de la Révolution Française (1789)

      1789 - 1- CALONNE : Lettre adressée au roi le 9 février 1789 Spilsbury, Londres, 1789, 2-296 pages - - - 2- CAMILLE DESMOULINS : Discours de la lanterne aux Parisiens seconde édition corrigée et augmentée, 72 pages - - - 3- États-Généraux de l'an mil neuf cent quatre-vingt-dix-neuf. Dédiés à l'Assemblée Nationale par un Député des Communes. (Paris, 1789), 43 pages - - - 4- BERTOLIO : Ultimatum á l'Evèque de Nancy (Paris, Buisson, 1790), 78 pages - - - 5- Vrai miroir de la noblesse française. Regardez-y, bourgeois. (1789), 61 pages - - - 6- Manifeste des François a tous les peuples de l'Europe Paris] : De l'imprimerie du Courier dans les 83 départements, 1791, 8 pages - - - 7 CHANTREAU : Dictionnaire national et anecdotique, pour servir à l'intelligence des mots dont notre langue s'est enrichie depuis la révolution, et à la nouvelle signification qu'ont reçue quelques anciens mots : enrichi d'une notice exacte et raisonnée des journaux, gazettes et feuilletons antérieurs à cette époque, avec un appendice contenant les mots qui vont cesser d'être en usage, et qu'il est nécessaire d'insérer dans nos archives pour l'intelligence de nos neveux (chez les marchands de nouveautés (Politicopolis) 1790, 195 [5] pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nova arte de viola, que ensina a tocalla com fundamento sem mestre . com estampas das posturas, ou pontos naturaes, e accidentaes; e com alguns minuettes, e modinhas por musica, e por cifra

      Na Real officina da Universidade, Coimbra 1789 - Attractive copy of a rare work on the Portuguese baroque guitar, an instrument that was a descendant of the Vihuela or Viola de Mao. This work was published in the famous Portuguese university city of Coimbra and includes eight folding plates sewn in at the rear, including some with minuet and and ballad musical notation. 4to (22 x 15.5cm), [1], 51 pages. A few leaves with slight worming, a bit of foxing to title-page and edges of leaves. An untrimmed and unsophisticated copy with the original rear wrapper intact and rear wrapper detached, title written on spine. [Either, Vol. VIII, p. 293. Library of Congress Catalogue of Music, p. 203. One of the last works in which the old method of ciphering was used. British Museum Catalogue of Printed Music, II, p. 239.] [Attributes: First Edition]

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        ESTABLISHMENT OF A SYSTEM OF CHEMICAL NOMENCLATURE: Traité élémentaire de Chimie, présenté dans un ordre nouveau, et d'après les découvertes modernes (3 Volumes)

      Paris: Cuchet, 1789. Second Edition. Wraps. Very Good. The pirated second edition, Volume I containing Antoine Lavoisier's (1743-1794) first detailed explanation of "chemical nomenclature" and the table of elements. Chemical nomenclature was the first step in establishing a system of rules for naming chemical compounds. xliv, 322, viii, 326, iv, 259, XIII [Plates] pp. 8vo. Original blue binder wraps, scuffed with fraying at edges. Head of some pages uncut. Very clean interiors, rare in original binder wraps.

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        Portrait des Predigers Friedrich Reclam, 1789

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: unten links signiert und datiert: " D: Chodowiecki ad viv: del: & sculps: 1789". Werkverzeichnis: Engelmann 618 b. Serie: Titel-Kupfer zu: "Sermons sur divers textes de l'écriture sainte par Mr. Reclam. 2 Tomes. Berlin 1770". Grösse: 15,1 x 8,4 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: Platte: 15,7 x 12,6 cm Papier: 20,3 x 13,3 cm. Beschreibung: Äußerst seltener Ätzdruck bzw. Probedruck mit den am linken Rand eingedruckten drei Darstellungen (E 619, 620, 621), hier im Zustand b von b (mit der Schattierung der Fahne und der ausgeführten Schleife). Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Histoire critique et apologétique de l'ordre des Chevaliers du Temple de Jérusalem dits Templiers

      Paris, Guillot, 1789, 2 vol. in 4°, de 2ff. XXX 1f. & XX-390pp. et 2ff. 364-XVpp.(table), front. gravé représentant un templier (et 2 cartes se dépl., qui manquent ici), demi-veau brun époque à coins, dos lisse orné. Bon exemplaire bien complet des ff. d'introduction non mentionnées par Dessubré, et du rare frontispice, sans les cartes, mais avec un ajout de gravures in fine (4 gravures anciennes sur l'ordre de Malte, une gravure du St Sépulcre, 2 gravures de Jérusalem, plan du Temple d'Hérode, un grand plan gravé dépl. de l'île de Malte avec en cartouche les portraits des Grands Maîtres en date de 1662) Ouvrage fort rare et important. Le frontispice et les cartes manquent dans la plupart des exemplaires. Le nom de l'auteur n'est pas très fixé et varie suivant les bibliographies (Mansuet jeune, Mansuet le Jeune, Jeune Mansuet etc...). ¶ Dorbon n°2275 (une carte) - Fesch col.778 - Caillet n°5539 (une figure, pas de cartes) "Une des histoires les plus importantes et les plus estimées du célèbre Ordre des Templiers" - Dessubré 541 (ne signale pas l'introduction) - Saffroy 6370 (signale bien l'introduction de 30 pp.) - Wolfstieg 5144 - Kloss 2241 - Cat. Guaïta 1878.

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        1- A la Nation provençale. 11 février 1789. S.l.n.d. (1789). 56 p. 2- MIRABEAU et CERUTTI (Joseph-Antoine-Joachim). Correspondance entre M. C***, et le comte de Mirabeau, sur le Rapport de M. Necker, et sur l'arrêt du Conseil du 29 décembre, qui continue, pour six mois, force de monnoie au papier de la Caisse d’Escompte. S.l., 1789. (4), 60 p. 3- Réponse aux protestations faites au nom des Prélats et des Possédans-fiefs de l'Assemblée des Etats actuels de Provence, contre le discours du Comte de Mirabeau sur la représentation de la Nation Provençale dans les Etats actuels dans les Etats actuels, et sur la nécessité de convoquer une Assemblée générale des trois Ordres. Et contre-protestation. (Aix, Gibelin-David et Emeric-David), 1789. 80 pp

      - Ensemble de 5 pièces reliées en un volume in-8, demi-veau de l’époque, dos lisse fleuronné et cloisonné, pièce de titre de maroquin bordeaux, tranches jaspées. Réunion de 5 pièces, reliées à l’époque, couvrant les débuts politiques de Mirabeau, lors des élections des États généraux en Provence (1789). 1- Edition originale. Repoussé lors de l'Assemblée de la noblesse de Provence sous le prétexte qu'il ne possédait pas de fief, Mirabeau élève une véhémente protestation et annonce qu’il présentera sa candidature à la députation pour l’ordre du Tiers-Etats. Il soumet ici ce qui peut être considéré comme son programme électoral et la ligne qui conduira sa politique. Mirabeau sera ainsi triomphalement élu du Tiers-Etats par deux sénéchaussées: Aix et Marseille, le 6 avril 1789. (Martin & Walter, 24487). 2- Edition originale. Mirabeau, met sa plume au service du banquier Panchaud - ennemi déclaré de Necker - pour rendre publique, en janvier 1789, cette correspondance qu'il venait d'échanger avec Cerutti, virulent réquisitoire contre Necker, son administration et sa politique économique et financière. (Einaudi, 998. Goldsmiths, 13873. INED, 1021 bis. Kress, S.5223. Martin & Walter, III, 24479). 3- Edition originale. Mirabeau rend public le discours qu'il n'avait pas été en mesure de prononcer lors de la séance du 3 février. Il répond aux accusations formulées contre lui par la noblesse et le clergé de Provence "de pousser le peuple à la guerre" et prend à témoin le public. ."Mirabeau qui fait preuve d'un grand sens politique, se pose en défenseur des droits de la Nation et manifeste son hostilité aux privilèges" (H. Aureille). (Martin & Walter, 24493). 4- Edition originale. La loi électorale de décembre 1788 permettait à Mirabeau de participer aux Assemblées de la noblesse sans posséder de fief mais cette loi ne fut pas acceptée en Provence, en vertu de lois particulières à cette province. Mirabeau dénonce, dans ce discours, l'illégalité de ces pratiques, défend le principe de la souveraineté de la Nation, et demande de répondre aux vœux du Tiers-État. (Martin & Walter, 24490). 5- Edition originale. Lors de la réunion de l’Assemblée générale de la noblesse de Provence, Mirabeau défend le projet de voter par tête et non par ordre. C’est en partie en réaction contre cette proposition, qui suscita une vive hostilité, que la noblesse de Provence demanda l’exclusion des nobles ne possédant pas de fief, ce qui était le cas de Mirabeau. (Martin & Walter, 24491). Bon exemplaire, relié à l'époque. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PHYSICES ELEMENTA

      - USUI ACADEMIAE CONIMBRICENCIS ACCOMODATA PARS I. [+PARS II + PARS III.] CONINBRICAE: Typis academiae M. DCC. LXXXIX - M. DCC. LXXXX [1789-1790]. Obra em 3 volumes. In 8º (Pars I: 20x14 cm; Pars II+III: 22x16 cm). Com xiv, 395; vii, 392; e vi, 237, 112 pags. Encadernações recentes com lombadas e cantos em pele. Ilustrado no anterrosto do 1º volume com uma gravura de página inteira aberta em chapa de metal, com retrato da Rainha D. Maria I; e com a dedicatória, a oferta e a consagração da obra à dita rainha. No final de cada um dos volumes contém ilustrações da matéria tratada: na Parte I: 18 pranchas desdobráveis: na Parte II: 13 pranchas desdobráveis: na Parte III. 6 pranchas com geometria e mecânica descritiva. Exemplar muito limpo e completo; com o 2º e 3º volumes só aparados à cabeça. Obra valiosa e importante pelo seu conteúdo ciêntifico, pela coleção de estampas e por ter nas 112 páginas finais do terceiro volume um catálogo descrevendo 592 instrumentos, que Dalla Bella reuniu no laboratório de física, por ele constituído nas instalações do antigo colégio dos Jesuítas, em Coimbra e que deu origem ao Museu de Física da Universidade de Coimbra. Giovanni Antonio Dalla Bella (Pádua 1730-1823) Professor de física e matemática veio para Portugal ensinar no Colégio dos Nobres em 1767 e foi transferido para a Universidade de Coimbra em 1772, onde ensinou até 1790. Além desta importante obra escreveu tratados sobre agronomia e foi o precursor da descoberta da lei das acções magnéticas. Inocêncio (III, 288) não menciona esta obra, apenas o seu autor: 'João Antonio Dalla-Bella, Doutor e Lente jubilado da Faculdade de Philosophia da Universidade de Coimbra, para a qual veiu chamado pelo Marquez de Pombal por occasião da reforma de 1772, ou pouco depois. Foi socio da Academia Real das Sciencias de Lisboa, e de outras corporações scientificas.-Nasceu na cidade de Padua, e para ella se retirou depois de jubilado. Morreu pelos annos de 1818 a 1820, em edade mui provecta'. Primeira edição, rara, do primeiro manual de física experimental editado em Portugal, que recolhe as lições proferidas pelo autor enquanto foi professor na Universidade de Coimbra. Location/localizacao: 3-A4-B-31

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        [ESCLAVAGE] Réclamations et observations des colons, sur l'idée de l'abolition de la traite et de l'affranchissement des Nègres

      Second edition of this book appeared anonymously and given to David Duval Sanadon by Barbier.Binding to bradel full cartonage light gray. spine smooth mute. S.n. s.l. Septembre 1789 in-8 (12x21cm) 52pp. relié

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        Begum B-Rke to Begum Bow, a poetical Rhapsody on cotemporary [sic] Characters. With a Dedication to the Right Honourable Lord G---ge G-rd-n, in Newgate, and Notes by the Editor.

      Printed for T. Thornton . [ 1789]., London - Sole edition, an assassinatory satire on the troubled Edmund Burke on the eve of the French Revolution. The Monthly Review helpfully explained the mysterious title to contemporaries: 'a 'Begum' being a princess of the harem of Hindustan, and the poem purporting to be in the voice of Burke, who has transmigrated into such princess, addressed to one of his sisters in the harem.' Burke was the most prominent political victim of the regency crisis surrounding the onset of King George's madness in 1788. He alienated both King and Regent and many of his own party in advocating (like Fox) an immediate transfer of power to the Regent. In Begum B-rke to Begum Bow he bewails his fate as the king temporarily recovers his mind: 'The King restor'd still keeps his Treas'ry Boy (Pitt), / And half the nation will go mad with joy.' 4to (282 × 205 mm), pp. vii, [1], 20, complete with half-title; uncut, stab sewn as issued; slight creasing at gutters, half-title with light old staining; small library stamp to p. 20 (Cardiff Public Libraries). [Jackson p. 146; scarce: ESTC lists UK copies at BL (2), Cambridge, Bodley, Sheffield, NT (Nostell Priory) and US copies at Harvard, Huntington and Yale (2).]

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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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