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        Voyage from New South Wales to Canton, in the year 1788, with Views of the Islands discovered.

      London: J. Debrett, 1789. Quarto, with an engraved vignette on the title and four large folding plates; handsomely bound in half speckled calf, spine gilt-ruled with raised bands, the Coles copy with his bookplate. First edition of this rare (indeed sometimes forgotten) First Fleet book, which also describes the first trading voyage out of Port Jackson in 1788. Captain Thomas Gilbert was part of the establishment of the first European settlement at Port Jackson as commander of the Charlotte, the 335-ton First Fleet transport that carried over 100 convicts to Australia. Charlotte left Port Jackson on 6 May 1788 bound for China to take on a cargo of tea under charter to the East India Company. Travelling with Captain Gilbert was Captain John Marshall on the Scarborough, another First Fleet ship that had delivered 208 convicts to the newly established colony.Gilbert records in small detail the voyage to and his subsequent stay in Port Jackson. 'I had on board my ship upwards of one hundred and thirty convicts, male and female: many of the former were fellows of a most abandoned and desperate character... ; I took leave of Governor Phillip... and here let me embrace the opportunity... of acknowledging... the civilities I received from those gentlemen; among whom I would particularly notice that valuable officer Captain Hunter.' Gilbert also makes much mention of the constant fight to hold scurvy at bay 'we hauled... for fish as often as possible, but we found, that though this kind of food might palliate in some degree, the violence of the scurvy, it did not prove an effectual remedy.'Gilbert goes on to describe their voyage to Canton, the first trading voyage to be undertaken out of Port Jackson. En route he discovered the Gilbert and Marshall islands, naming them for himself and his fellow captain.The Voyage from New South Wales to Canton was designed to be a companion volume to surgeon John White's Account of the Voyage to Botany Bay and the Establishment of the Colony at Port Jackson. The two works are very occasionally found bound together, and in fact the publisher's advertisement for White's journal at the end of this volume notes that 'the above being uniformly printed to bind with Captain Gilbert's Voyage, may be bound together or separate'. A very good copy.

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        Arlequin réformateur dans la cuisine des moines, ou plan pour réformer la gloutonnerie monacale, au profit de la nation épuisée par les brigandages de harpies financières

      first edition.Binding half morocco old red long grain of the late nineteenth century. A head and tail iron. gilt. Friction. Nice copy. S.n. Imprimé à Rome 1789 In-8 (13x19cm) 23pp. relié

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         Apologie de la Constitution Française ou Etats Republicain et Monarchique, comparés dans les Histoires de Rome et de France.

      S.l., 1789, 2 tomes in 8°, de VIII, 192pp. et 2ff. 163pp., reliés en un vol. cart. papier marbré moderne genre ancien, bon exemplaire à toutes marges, non coupé. Edition originale rare, de cette défense de la Constitution et du système monarchique par ce dignitaire de la franc-maçonnerie. ¶ Martin et Walter I/6595 - Quérard II/112 - Ligou, dict. FM p.211: "Substitut Général du Grand Maître le comte de Clermont, Chaillon de Jonville gouverna en fait la Grande Loge de France de 1761 à 1771. Il émigra sous la Révolution, étant très attaché à la Monarchie traditionnelle ainsi qu'à l'Eglise Catholique et Romaine. Il entretint une correspondance avec le Secrétaire d'Etat du Saint Siège en 1788 - 1789 qui montre la bienveillance du Pape Pie VI à son égard...". En 1786 il était encore affilié à la Loge "L'Olympique de la Parfaite Estime", et il est mort en 1807.

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        Genera Insectorum Linnaei et Fabricii iconibus illustrata

      Vitoduri Helvetorum: H. Steiner, 1789. viii, 86, [iii], 1 plain and 36 fine hand-coloured engraved plates, hand-coloured vignette to title-page. Hardback. 4to, cont. full calf, elegantly rebacked in matching style, raised bands, gt, aeg, gt inner dentelles, orig. marbled endpapers, Light water stain to top corner of first few leaves and first plate; occasional spotting/foxing. Tear to bottom blank margin of one text leaf, without loss. Book-plate of later owner pasted to endpaper. Early inscription to verso of title-page. One of the most attractive Swiss entomological work, with fine plates by J.R. Schellenberg. Horn-Schenkling, 18262; Nissen ZBI, 3462.

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        Single issue of the Universal Magazine Of Knowledge and Pleasure.

      London: December, 1789. Complete issue of this magazine in remarkable original condition, stitch-sewn as issued; in the original printed blue wrappers. Rare issue of this important 1789 journal, with evidence of the renewed interest in Australia and the Pacific, most notably the fine portrait engraving of William Dampier, but also with notice of Governor Phillip and Omai.The issue begins with "Memoirs of the Life and Voyages of Captain William Dampier", with a fine engraving after the famous portrait of Dampier holding his book, originally painted from life by Thomas Murray. It is probable that this popular version of the portrait, confirmed in the text to have been done by Cook, is in some sense a copy of the 1787 engraving issued by Charles Sherwin (see the National Portrait Gallery in London), but published portraits of Dampier are certainly uncommon. An accompanying short biography is printed over 7 pages (but was so long it had to be concluded in the supplement volume for the year, not present here).This issue also includes a one-page "Anecdotes of Arthur Phillip" taken directly from his voyage account (which was an exactly contemporary publication, officially announced in the press on 3 December 1789), and giving a not inappropriate overview of his life. The "anecdotes" are immediately succeeded in the text by a one-page "Sequel to the Adventures of Omai", printing the account of Omai after his return to Tahiti on Cook's third voyage, also taken from Phillip's account: the book included sections from several different authors, and the Omai notice derived from the return voyage of the First Fleet ship Lady Penrhyn, which sailed for Port Jackson to China via Tahiti, having been thwarted in the original plan of visiting the northwest coast of America.Although copies of early magazines such as this one are not unknown for sale, it is most unusual to see one in such fine unsophisticated original condition. It was recently discovered in the library of "The Hermitage", a Georgian house in Northumberland, a private family home that had been all but boarded up for decades, and was described in the press as a "time capsule" when the contents came up for sale. Fraying at the edges as expected.

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        Méchanique Morale, ou Essai sur l'Art de Perfectionner et d'Employer ses Organes, Propres, Acquis et Conquis

      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! S.n. A Genève [Auxerre] 1789 in-8 (13x20cm) viij (1f.) 416pp. et (2f) vj, (1f) (1fbc.) 464pp. 2 volumes reliés

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        An Account of the Pelew Islands, Situated in the Western part of the Pacific Ocean...

      London: printed for Captain Wilson, 1789. Octavo, with portraits of Captain Wilson and Prince Lee Boo and a folding map; a very good uncut copy in early twentieth-century olive half calf, spine gilt, Keate's book on the discovery of the Palau islands was one of the most popular eighteenth-century books on the Pacific.In 1783, the Antelope was wrecked on an uncharted reef near Palau; the crew reached shore and were well treated by the natives. From the wreck they built a small boat which they managed to get to Macao, taking with them Prince Lee Boo, son of King Abba Thule (Ibedul). Over the coming weeks Captain Wilson of the Antelope became embroiled in conflicts between Ibedul and chieftans of other islands to in the northern archipelago.Le Boo travelled with them to England, but died soon after of smallpox. This account did much to reinforce the idea of the noble savage, but was also the main source for early knowledge of the Palau islands in Micronesia. It incorporates a life of Lee Boo in 29 pages complete with a poignant description of his death and the monument erected in his honour by the East India Company. The book concludes with a short grammar of the Pelew Islands.Of special interest is the large folding map measuring 560 x 355 mm., detailing the area now known as Micronesia. The map extends from the eastern coast of China, the Philippines, then the Palau archipelago, Guam and the Caroline islands. An engraved notation at the lower margin states that the map was published in London on the first of May 1788, at the request of Captain Wilson. Joints a little rubbed.

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        The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay, with an Account of the Establishment of the Colonies of Port Jackson & Norfolk Island... to which are added the Journals of Lieuts. Shortland, Watts, Ball & Capt. Marshall... [Edited by John Stockdale].

      London: John Stockdale, 1789. Quarto, portrait and engraved title, seven folding engraved charts and 46 engraved plates; bound with the final leaf of advertisements, with the title-page in the second state (with Webber's name removed from the medallion), the early state of the 'Kangooroo' (later changed to 'Kanguroo'), and the later state of the 'Vulpine Opossum' plate, and page 122 misnumbered 221; contemporary polished calf, spine gilt in compartments with original crimson label. First edition: the foundation book of European settlement in Australia. Based on the Governor's journals and despatches and assembled into book form by the London publisher Stockdale, this is - as the official account of the first settlement - the single most important book to describe the journey to Botany Bay and the foundations of modern Australia. The accounts describes events from March 1787, just before the First Fleet sailed from the Isle of Wight, up to September 1788. There is a chapter dealing with the fauna of New South Wales, appendices detailing the routes of various ships to Botany Bay, from Botany Bay to Norfolk Island and from Port Jackson to various other ports, and finally a list of convicts sent to New South Wales. The book also contains some excellent maps by John Hunter and William Dawes, including the first of the Sydney Cove settlement, which shows in detail the buildings and "progress" which had been made by July 1788.Davidson summarises the importance of this volume: 'Being the authentic record of first settlement the work's importance cannot be over-emphasised, and no collection [of Australiana] can be complete without a copy', and Wantrup notes that 'as a detailed and officially sanctioned account of the new colony, the first edition of Stockdale's Phillip is a key work and essential to any serious collection of Australian books'. Some scattered foxing but overall a good copy, skilfully rebacked with original spine laid down.

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        THE HISTORY OF NORTH AMERICA., Containing a review of the Customs and manners of the Original Inhabitants; the first Settlement of the British Colonies, their Rise and Progress, from the earliest Period to the Time of their Becoming United, free and independant States. By the Rev. Mr. Cooper. Embellished with Copper-Plate Cuts. THE HISTORY OF SOUTH AMERICA. Containing the Discoveries of Columbus, the Conquest of Mexico and Peru, and the other Transactions of the Spaniards in the New World. By the Re. Mr. Cooper. Embellished with Copper-Plate Cuts.

      North America: 184 pages. Illustrated with six full-page engravings. Recent quarter calf, gilt. Binding 14 x 9 cm. First edition. A very good copy. South America: 168 pages. Six full-page engravings. Matching binding. 14.3 x 9 cm. First edition. Stain on one page; else a very good copy. A handsome set.There would appear to be only one edition of either volume printed in the U.K., but at least twelve editions of 'North America,' and three of 'South America,' printed in the United States. See Roscoe J169 & J172.

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        Important autograph letter signed to French music publisher Jean-Georges Sieber. Dated Estoras [Esterházy], 5th April 1789. A significant document regarding publication rights to a number of Haydn's symphonies and pianoforte sonatas and the "affaire Tost."

      2 pp. Quarto (195 x 172 mm.). In dark brown ink. With integral autograph panel addressed to Monsieur Sieber, Marchand de la Musique, Paris, with additions of Rue La Honoré a l'Hotel d'Alligre possibly in another hand. Original dark red wax seal fully intact. On laid paper with watermark "JRP." In German (with translation). Haydn is surprised not to have heard from Sieber as the publisher was supposed to have purchased 4 symphonies and 6 pianoforte sonatas from him. The composer is apparently bound to the Viennese violinist Johann Tost (who had purchased the rights to a number of his other works) for the symphonies, but Tost has not paid him for these. Haydn pledges to compose these 4 symphonies for Sieber if he takes over Tost's debt. The composer goes on to say that Tost has no rights at all to the pianoforte sonatas and has thus "swindled" Sieber; he urges the publisher to claim damages in Vienna. Haydn then inquires about Tost's behaviour in Paris and whether or not he sold Sieber 6 quartets. He asks in closing "will the Quartet, and the 2 Symphonies be engraved and soon appear?" "Monsieur! I am very surprised not to have received a letter from you, because (as Herr Tost wrote to me a long time ago) you were supposed to have purchased 4 Symphonies and 6 pianoforte Sonatas for one hundred Louis d'or: as far as I am concerned, I regret being bound to Herr Tost for the 4 Symphonies, because he still owes me 300f [Gulden] for the 4 pieces. If you will take over this debt of 300f, I guarantee to compose these four Symphonies for you; but Herr Tost has no rights at all to the six pianoforte Sonatas, and has thus swindled you; you can claim your damages in Vienna. Now I would ask you to tell me candidly just how, and in what fashion, Herr Tost behaved in Paris. Did he have an Amour there? And did he also sell you the 6 quartets, and for what sum? Item, will the Quartet and the 2 Symphonies be engraved and soon appear? Please let me know all this as soon as possible. Meanwhile I remain, most respectfully, Your wholly obedient servant, Josephus Haydn." Uniform light browning, slightly heavier to central fold and extreme blank margins; one small brown spot to central fold; small (ca. 28 x 20 mm.) blank area opposite seal lacking, partially adhering to upper portion of seal; several minute holes, just touching several letters but in no way impairing legibility. In very good condition overall. Carefully laid into archival Japanese rice paper mount. Robbins Landon: Haydn Chronicle and Works, Volume II Haydn at Esterháza 1766-1790, p. 719. Robbins Landon: The Collected Correspondence and London Notebooks of Joseph Haydn, pp. 84-85 and 326. "Haydn's compositional activity underwent a radical change in the 1780s. His music, which been well known and much praised since the mid-1760s, was now genuinely popular: he could scarcely keep up with the demand. He concentrated on what was salable: instrumental works that would appeal to both amateurs and connoisseurs, opera excerpts and lieder. As long as his works had been destined for the court or published without his participation, he had had little need to follow the 'opus' principle; now he adopted it for almost all his publications. Even the string quartet was subject to another pause of six years... before he composed three sets in rapid succession during 1787-90: op.50 (Artaria; dedicated to the King of Prussia), op. 54/55 (a single set of six, sold to Johann Tost, formerly a violinist at court, who resold them to various publishers) and op. 64." James Webster and Georg Feder in Grove Music Online. Haydn also sold his Symphonies nos. 88 and 89 (1787) to Tost, who resold them in Paris and elsewhere. "With this letter, the affaire Tost, to which Haydn had previousy referred in a letter to Artaria... [September 22, 1788], becomes even more mysterious. Tost had with him Symphonies Nos. 88, 89 and six Quartets (known as Opp. 54 and 55). Haydn never denied Tost's rights to these works, and obviously expected Tost to sell them, as the end of the present letter shows. But how the two Symphonies suddently became four is most unclear. Perhaps Haydn intended to write two more for Tost. (See also the passing reference to the four works in the letter of 22 March...). In 1788 and 1789, Haydn did in fact compose three new Symphonies (Nos. 90-92), but he dedicated them to the Comte d'Ogny in Paris, and they were patently intended for the Concert de la Loge Olympique, for which he had written the 'Paris' Symphonies. The affaire Tost is further complicated by the fact that Tost seems to have sold Sieber a Gyrowetz Symphony under Haydn's name (Symphony in G: see Larsen, HÜB, p. 115 and Landon, SYM, p. 3). The six Sonatas are possibly Nos. 34, 53 and 35 (XVI: 33, 34 and 43) together with 54-56 (XVI: 40-42); three, however may have been Nos. 32, 29 and 31 (XVI: 44-46), earlier works which Artaria issued as Op. 54 about this time." Robbins Landon: Haydn Chronicle and Works, Volume II, p. 719. Provenance This letter was purchased from the London antiquarian booksellers Maggs Bros. in ca. 1930 and has been in the present owner's family since that time. Haydn autograph letters with important content such as that contained in the present letter are rare to the market.

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        The Universal Conchologist, exhibiting the figure of every known Shell, accurately drawn and painted after Nature... Figures of nondescript shells collected in the different voyages to the South Sea since the year 1764.

      London: [the Author], 1789. Two volumes in one, quarto; parallel text in French and English; two engraved title-pages, both in French and English, engraved dedication to the King, two engraved plates of medals, 39 pp. Introduction and Preface, both in French and English; hand-coloured engraved frontispiece (with a Greek-key border applied in gold), 80 engraved plates, finely hand-coloured in imitation of watercolours, each numbered in ink and protected by a facing guard of thin blank paper; extra-illustrated with 19 hand-coloured variant plates; without the two engraved Explanatory Table leaves found in some copies; near-contemporary red straight-grained morocco, covers with gilt neo-classical border built up from fillets, a Greek-key roll, and a decorative roll, flat spine gilt in six compartments between raised bands; gilt edges. A most appealing, extra-illustrated copy of "One of the most beautiful of all shell books, containing exquisite renderings of shells collected on Cook's three voyages and on other voyages, with specimens identified as having been obtained from New Holland, New Zealand, Tahiti, Tonga, and the Hawaiian Islands" (Forbes). The plates in this work are of such refinement and beauty that they are routinely mistaken for original watercolours, testament to the skills of the artists involved in printing and handcolouring this lavish production. This is an example of the second edition, slightly revised from its first appearance five years earlier. It is dated 1789 on the title, and contains a frontispiece, 80 plates, and two plates of medals (one dated 1792): this according to Forbes is complete. Although some copies of the Universal Conchologist have been described as having 160 plates, according to Forbes such copies "were apparently assembled rather than published and contain no letterpress text." This copy is extra-illustrated with an important series of 19 very rare variant plates believed to be images that were ultimately rejected for publication by Martyn. The publication history of the work is complex, in part due to Martyn having halted production of the first edition and redrawn eighty plates. This example includes 14 of these rejected plates, here bound adjacent to the published versions. They are printed on different paper to the published images and show differences in the way they are laid out on the page as well as variations in the colouring. An intriguing additional five plates with no corresponding counterparts in the published work, but very faintly titled on the versos in an unknown hand, are bound at the back of the volume.Martyn's Conchologist is one of the finest of all books relating to Australia and the South Pacific, and rare in any edition. It is "a work which, for beauty, has seldom been surpassed in the history of conchological iconography" (Dance, A History of Shell Collecting), and the only work of the late eighteenth century to deal exclusively with shells. The shells are beautifully detailed and clearly displayed, with only one or two different specimens per plate. The plates are delicately engraved with faintness of line and then richly handcoloured with minute attention to detail and highlights. This was a deliberate - and successful - attempt by Martyn to achieve the life and energy of original watercolours. All are the work of an academy of young artists trained by Martyn himself; he recruited young men who showed artistic talent, and trained them so that there "would generally be found that uniformity and equality of style, conception, and execution which it would be in vain to expect from a variety of independent artists" (Martyn, quoted by Dance, op. cit.).The engraved secondary-title (Figures of Non Descript Shells, collected in the different voyages to the South Seas since the year 1764) makes clear the impetus which induced Martyn to publish his masterpiece. A highly lucrative market in shells from exotic lands had developed by the middle of the 18th century. The shells collected on Cook's voyages were greatly desired and when the specimens collected on the Third Voyage were offered for sale, one of their most enthusiastic buyers was Thomas Martyn himself. In a letter dated 9 December 1780, he wrote: "I may venture to affirm that I have purchased, amounting to 400 guineas, more than 2 thirds of the whole brought home. Nevertheless I do not abound either in variety of the new or many duplicates of the known ones that are valuable" (quoted by Dance, op. cit.). For the present work, in addition to his own collection, Martyn was also able to supplement where necessary with specimens from the other great collections of the time. The most notable was the Portland Museum, but a number of private collections are represented here; indeed Martyn's discussion of contemporary collectors occupies six entire pages of the Introduction and is an important guide to that era's collecting of voyage objects. Quite apart from details of the Portland and of course the Lever collections, as well as those of John Hunter and the Countess of Bute, there are numerous out-of-the-way English collections identified (and located) that might not otherwise be known.The Conchologist is the only extant illustrated catalogue of the greater part of the shells collected on Cook's voyages. From a scientific perspective, it is therefore an invaluable conchological record, much as Banks' Florilegium stands as a monument to the botanical discoveries made on the first voyage.This copy is accompanied by a series of early 20th-century offprints of articles on Martyn by W.H. Dall, T. Iredale and P. Dautzenberg (detailed list available on request).Provenance: James Wiglesworth (Halifax, 1759-1826, inscription, dated 1818, presenting the book to his nieces); Elizabeth, Barbara, Mary and Dorothy Gorst (inscription); Arthur Blok (Rottingdean, Sussex, d.1974, 3pp. ALS, dated 7 September 1934, concerning the book from conchologist Alfred Santer Kennard). In very good condition; the original binding neatly rebacked with the original spine laid down.

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        Vita S. Sabbae abbatis Stephani Nemaniae Rasciae regis filii. Nunc ex autographo eiusdem Marnavitii codice iterum edita, & praefationibus, animadversionibus, notisque. illustrata, opera & studio Joannis Josphi Paulovich Lucich.

      Venezia, Sebastianus Coletus, 1789. - 4°, circa 22 x 14,4 cm. Engraved frontispiece, 68 pp., 1 engraved plate, 1 large folding genealogical table Contemporary vellum Rare documentation about the life of the Serbian prince and Orthodox monk Sava (born Rastko Nemanja), son of Grand Prince Stefan, the founder of the Nemanjic dynasty. He was the first Archbishop of the Serbian Church and is considered the founder of Serbian law as well as Serbian medieval literature. This biography was first written in the 17th century by Ivan Tomko Mrnavic and is here edited from the manuscript by Ivan Josip Pavlovic-Lucic with several additions. The introduction also gives a biography of Mrnavic and an overview of his writings. The engraved plate shows the coat of arms of the Nemanja family, the folding table their family tree. "- Fine, very minor foxing, mostly clean.

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        Tiefsee-Radiolarien. Jena, Gustav Fischer (colophon: Frommansche Buchdruckerei Hermann Pohle), 1908. 2 volumes plus supplement. Royal 4to (32 x 26 cm. With 87 numbered (mostly chromo-)lithographed plates after drawings by Marian Hedwig Mülberger and Valentin Haecker (first 31 plates lithographed by Frankfurt & Winter in Frankfurt, the rest by A. Giltsch in Jena), 2 chromolithographed maps and numerous illustrations in text. Original publisher's half red cloth, printed sides, red cloth dust jacket. Supplement disbound.

      - BMC NH, Supplement, p. 423; Nissen, ZBI 1789. First and only edition of a rare and extensively illustrated work on radiolaria, a large group of amoeboid protozoa that produce intricate exo-skeletons. The book is based on research from the Valdivia expedition, a German scientific expedition that explored the deep sea in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans in 1898 and 1899. In 1902 Valentin Haecker took over the research from Carl Chun, who led the expedition and collected the various specimens.It was published as the 14th volume of the Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der deutschen Tiefsee-Expedition auf dem Dampfer "Valdivia", 1898-1899, and includes the general plate and text volumes, the latter called "Spezieller Teil", and a separate "Algemeiner Teil", paginated as a supplement and apparently issued later. Each volume notes on the binding that the works was not sold in bookstores ("nicht im Buchhandel"). The present copy belonged to the illustrator of the work, Marian Hedwig Mülberger, who also illustrated several other scientific works. It is a sophisticated copy, made up from the copy presented by the author to Mülberger and a copy presented to Professor Karl Bürker that also came in to her possession: the endpapers of the text volume come from the Bürker copy, with the presentation inscription to him, and the supplement probably comes from that copy as well.Also pasted on the endleaf is a typewritten presentation note ("Habent sua fata libelli") signed by Mülberger and dated from Giessen, 21 June 1960, presenting the copy to Dr. Wulf Emmo Ankel in Giessen and explaining the history of the present copy.Binding slightly rubbed near the edges and spine faded. A very good copy of a rare work on radiolaria.

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        Cookery and Pastry as taught and practised by Mrs Maciver, teacher in those arts in Edinburgh

      Printed for C. Elliot and T.Kay, London and Edinburgh 1789 - , xii, 13-264 pages. New edtition, with additions , new matching calf spine, bumps and scuffs on corners, few marks on boards, some staining to pages, writing on endpapers and paste downs. Good condition. , full brown calf, red title label on spine with gilt borders, , 12mo, 17.5 cm x 11 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Paris, Chez les Libraires Associés, 1759-1789. - 13 volumes in-4. Veau fauve marbré, flammé ou raciné, encadrement triple filet à froid, dos à nerfs ornés, pièces de titre rouges, tranches peignes. (Reliures de l'époque). Portrait gravé par Daulé d'après Vivien. Première édition collective des travaux du chancelier d'Aguesseau (1668-1751), donnée par son secrétaire, l'abbé André. Les travaux du chancelier sont de première importance pour l'histoire politique et juridique de la fin du XVII°s. et de la première moitié du XVIII°s. D'Aguesseau préconisait l'unification de la jurisprudence dans les matières régies par le droit écrit, devançant les rédacteurs du Code Civil. Sa lutte contre le système de Law, qui lui valut l'exil, est également célèbre. Le 13° volume manque souvent. (Dupin, 1349 - Brunet I, 468). - L'intérieur des volumes est frais. Trois mors fendus (t. 1° & 2°), 3 coiffes frottées, quelques coins légèrement émoussés, quelques épidermures, squames ou travaux de rongeur sur 4 plats.

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        Las siete partidas del sabio rey Don Alonso el Nono, glosadas por el licenciado Gregorio López, del Consejo Real de Indias de S.M

      Madrid, Benito, Cano, 1789 - 4 volúmenes en folio mayor, pasta española algo rozada, nervios, tejuelo, hilos dorados en lomo. Vol. I: Tomo I, 1ª y 2ª partida, , ex libris de tampón en portadilla, [8]+XXII+646 p, puntos de óxido y leves manchas esporádicos; 2 viñetas calcográficas. Vol. II: Tomo II, 3ª, 4ª y 5ª partida; XXIV+911 p, ex libris de tampón en portadilla, puntos de óxido, FALLO DE ENCUADERNACIÓN QUE SUSTITUYE LAS P 881-82 POR 865-66 Y LAS 887-88 POR 871-72; 1 viñeta calcográfica, 2 grabados calcográficos a toda página con árboles genealógicos (Consanguinidad y Affinidad). Vol. III: Tomo III, 6ª y 7ª partida, ex libris de tampón en portadilla, XIV+534 p, 1 viñeta calcográfica. Vol. IV: Índice de las leyes, y glosas de las siete partidas del rey D. Alfonso el Sabio, ex libris de tampón en portada, [4]+154+488 p, papel oscurecido en algunas hojas

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        Versuch einer neuen Theorie des menschlichen Vorstellungsvermögens. Prag und Jena: C. Widtmann und I.M. Mauke, 1789.

      - First edition, dedicated to Kant (and two others). The 68-page preface is 'Ueber die bisherigen Schicksale der kantischen Philosophie'. Adickes 252. In 1787, Reinhold moved to the University of Jena, where he held the first professorial chair devoted exclusively to Kantian philosophy. At Jena, Reinhold turned his attention to the theoretical foundations of Kant's critical philosophy, which he believed stood in need of serious systematic revision. The fruit of this revisionist effort was Reinhold’s own ‘Elementary Philosophy’, which remains his most substantial and influential contribution to the development of post-Kantian philosophy. He expounded this new Elementary Philosophy in 'Versuch einer neuen Theorie des menschlichen Vorstellungsvermögen' (Attempt towards a New Theory of the Human Power of Representation, 1789) . Reinhold’s radical revision and implicit critique of orthodox Kantianism exercised an immense influence upon many of his contemporaries, including the philosopher who followed him at Jena, Johann Gottlieb Fichte, though Fichte did not believe Reinhold had succeeded in discovering the deepest foundations of transcendental idealism' (Dictionary of Eighteenth-Century German Philosophers, Thoemmes Continuum, 2010). PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 8vo, [iv], 579, [1] pp., contemporary blue boards with red spine label, rubbed and with a few marks, one corner bumped, light foxing throughout, a little heavier on title-page and final leaf, otherwise a very good clean copy without stamps or inscriptions, a small leaf with contemporary annotations inserted loose (see images). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Karte des Königl. Preuss. Herzogthums Vor und Hinter. Pommern nach Speciellen Vermessungen entworfen von D. Gilly Königl. Preuss. Geheimen Ober Baurath in Kupfer ausgeführt in Jahre 1789 von D. F. Sotzman K. Pr. Geh. Kr. Sec. u. Geogr. der Acad. de Wissen zu Berlin.

      Berlin 1789 - [Para pedidos desde fuera de España, por favor, consulte las condiciones de venta y envío, tipo A / For orders to be delivered outside Spain, please, let you see our sale and shipping terms, type A / Pour les commandes à livrer hors d'Espagne, s'il vous plait, voyez les conditions de vente et de livraison, type A].- // 1 mapa grabado en cobre de 1024x2175mm., dividido en 6 hojas, en este ejemplar enteladas en lienzo naranja sobre cartón de 512x725mm., plegadas en 16 piezas de 126x180mm.; escala en millas alemanas, ca 1:180.000.- // Magnífico ejemplar, entelado sobre 6 piezas de lienzo plegadas en 16 y conservado en su contenedor original de cartón, algo rozado, pero en muy buen estado.- // Proc.: Exlibris de François de la Grange sobre etiquetas del establecimiento geográfico parisino de Charles Piquet, geografo grabador del gabinete de S.M. el Emperador y Rey, y de S.M. el Rey de Holanda.- // Refs.: No en Rumsey.- // Para la realización de este mapa se conjugaron dos estrellas del universo prusiano: el arquitecto David Gilly (1748-1808) y el polifacético geógrafo Daniel F. Sotzmann (1754-1840).David Gilly había estado destinado desde 1779 como reponsable de obras públicas de Pomerania, hasta que en 1788 fue llamado a Berlín. Por su parte, Sotzmann se había formado de modo autodidacta como topógrafo, dibujante y grabador al punto de que en 1786 fue nombrado geógrafo grabador de la Real Academia de Ciencias de Berlín, puesto que compatibilizó desde el año siguiente, 1788, con el de secretario en el departamento de Ingeniería de la Escuela Superior de Guerra. Así, al regreso de Gilly a Berlín con las mediciones topográficas de Pomerania sus datos fueron cartografiados por Sotzmann, quien, además se encargó de grabar las planchas. El resultado fue este espléndido mapa que ofrecemos. Mapa [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Manuscript] Real Academia [de San Carlos] / Ynstancia de Senor Antonio Leon y Gama sobre que se le confiera el empleo de Director de Matematica

      Mexico City: Manuscripts, 1789. Folios, sewn together, 12 pp. A set of 3 documents regarding the application of Antonio Leon y Gama to be professor of mathematics at the Real Academia de San Carlos in Mexico City. The first two documents, the applications, are in Leon y Gama's own hand: the final document is a letter of recommendation in the hand of Miguel Costanso. In the first document (3 pp), Leon y Gama [1735 - 1802] outlines the branches of mathematics that he would teach, and considerations on their usefulness, viz., Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, conic sections, perspective, and applications of the above for hydraulics, ballistics and pyrotechnics, building, architecture and the fine arts. He commits himself to writing the texts for these studies, promising to be concise in order not to overload the students' memories. The second document (2 pages) is on stamped or taxed paper, apparently addressed to the Viceroy ("Vuestra Excelencia") or perhaps only to the directors of the Academy, citing the desire of the king and the statutes of the Academy, for the appointment of a director of mathematics, and urging his qualifications. Finally, a 3 page letter of recommendation, from Costanso [1741 - 1814] , citing Leon y Gama's qualifications in astronomy, noting particularly his book on the recent eclipse: Costanso laments the lack of teachers of the caliber of Leon y Gama in Nueva Espana. Both men, Leon y Gama and Miguel Costanso were at the highest levels of the Enlightenment in Mexico. Leon y Gama, a native Mexican, is most noted today for his book on the discovery of the Aztec calendar stone - the most famous Aztec relic, now in the Museum of Anthropology - in the zocalo of Mexico City during a repaving of the area in 1790, because of which he is often considered the first Mexican archeologist. Costanso, a Catalonian, spent almost his entire professional life in Mexico. One of his many important contributions to the Mexican society of his day was to act as cartographer and engineer for the Portola expeditions that explored San Diego bay and area, and discovered San Francisco Bay, which he mapped and explored: he wrote an account of the expedition. As mentioned, the documents are obviously in the hand-writing of the authors, and with their signatures. Everything is legible and in very good condition.

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        Generalkarte saemmtlicher Entdeckungen auf den drei grofsen Weltreisen des Kapit Jakob Cook . . .

      - Wien, F. A. Schraembl, 1789, mapa de dos hojas, cada una de 52,5 x 44,5 cm. (con márgenes 82 x 60 cm. cada hoja), formando un gran mapamundi de 52,5 x 89 cm., que contiene los viajes del Capitán Cook, con contornos coloreados de época.

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        The Loiterer.

      Oxford: Printed for the author and sold by C. S. Rann [others in later parts], 1789–90 - Octavo (208 x 125 mm) in 60 parts, with printed part-titles for each. Contemporary pale tan polished calf, spine divided in 6 compartments by raised bands, red morocco label, other compartments gilt with central flower tools. Contemporary ownership inscription of R. Ekins at head of front free endpaper. Joints starting, some light chipping and wear, part-title for No. 2 mounted on a stub, Q1 with small marginal tear in corner with loss, marginal worming to a few leaves, a very good copy. First edition, possibly Jane Austen's first appearance in print. This scarce periodical was written by James and Henry Austen while they were at Oxford. Some scholars have suggested that in issue number 9, the letter signed "Sophia Sentiment" was the work of their sister Jane when she was 14. Although Gilson does not include this work in his Bibliography, there is a strong case that the work was written by Jane Austen. According to the British Library, "critics such as Paula Byrne have noted that there are various correspondences between the letter and Jane Austen's juvenilia. Her early, epistolary novel Love and Freindship [sic], for example, has two heroines quite as shallow as Sophia. But other critics, such as Kathryn Sutherland and Claire Tomalin, find it unlikely that Austen would have written a letter so critical of women's reading choices. They suggest that Sophia Sentiment's letter was probably written by one of Austen's brothers." Even if "Sophia Sentiment" cannot be definitively linked with Jane Austen, the experience her brothers had in printing this work no doubt had some influence on her. Gilson suggests that it was through the publication of The Loiterer that she became acquainted with Egerton of Whitehall (who were the London distributors of this work from the fifth number on) who later published her Sense and Sensibility. See Sir Zachary Cope, "Who was Sophia Sentiment? Was she Jane Austen," Book Collector 15 (1996) pp. 143-151, A.W. Litz, "The Loiterer: a reflection of Jane Austen's early environment", Review of English Studies 12 (1961) pp.251-261. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Tratado general y matemático de reloxeria, que comprende el modo de hacer reloxes de todas clases, y el de saberlos componer y arreglar por difíciles que sean. Acampañado de los elementos necesarios para ella, como son aritmética, álgebra, geometría, gnonómica, astronomía, geografía, física, maquinaria, música y dibuxo. 1ª edición

      Imprenta Real, Madrid 1789 - Folio. XIV, 408 p., 22 láminas plegadas. Anteportada restaurada. Pergamino, lomo con letras pintadas, cortes jaspeados. Fundamental obra sobre relojería, escrita por el relojero de Cámara de Fernando VI, que por haber estudiado en Ginebra intentó crear una Escuela de Relojería y una Fábrica que compitiesen con las francesas e inglesas. El texto va acompañado de 22 interesantes láminas plegadas con figuras de relojería, gnomónica, geometría, física, etc. Según explica Palau, la obra incluye un reloj que se inventó, con un aparato para picar cilindros musicales, cuyo secreto fue celosamente guardado en la época (P., 38037). Relojería. Gnomónica. Astronomía. Matemáticas. Clock making. Gnomonics. Astronomy. Mathematics.

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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. Embellished with Twenty Copper-plates. Dedicated, by Permission, to His Majesty.

      John Stockdale and Geo. Goulding, London 1789 - London: John Stockdale and Geo. Goulding, 1789. 1st edition. 4to. xii + 384pp + xl. 14 engraved plates (including frontispiece portrait), large folding map and 5 folding charts. Contemporary diced brown morocco, recent matching calf spine, raised bands, attractive black and brown morocco labels, gilt, marbled endpapers and edges. Some light offsetting from plates and frontispiece, as usual; else a fine copy. Following up on Captain Cook's Exploration of the Pacific Northwest. The King George's Sound Company was formed in London in May 1785 for the purposes of fur trading on the Northwest coast of America. It purchased two ships, renamed the King George (commanded by Captain Portlock, and chief of the expedition) and Queen Charlotte (commanded by Captain George Dixon). Both men had accompanied Captain Cook on his last voyage and visited the Northwest coast with him. Sailing from England the 2 ships arrived at Cook's River in July1786, where they found a summer settlement of Russian hunters. Portlock's account is valued for descriptions of local conditions and observations of indigenous people, with details of their customs. ¿During my stay amongst the Russians, they were all very busily employed. Some were dressing green sea otter skins, others repairing their boats, and cleaning arms. Most of the Indians were out on a hunting party; the few left behind were busied in fitting darts to their spears, and making snuff from tobacco, of which they seem very fond, and their women in cooking and repairing canoes.¿ The furs that Portlock and Dixon acquired were sold in Macao; they then proceeded to England with a consignment of tea for the East India Company. Portlock's account of the expedition also provides an illustrated account of the flora and fauna, and includes a geographical record of the entire voyage. [Smith 52; Lada-Mocarski 74] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Paris 1789 - Etching and aquatint, printed in four colours (Very good, slighty dusty in margins, with very light stains), 30 x 25 cm (11.81 x 9.84 inches). Rare etching and colour aquatint, printed from four plates, shows the Fall of the Bastille on the First day of the French revolution. This magnificent rare etching and aquatint printed in colour shows the attack on the Bastille in Paris during the first day of the French Revolution on July 14 1789. The etching was made by a French artist Laurent Guyot (1756-1808), who personally witnessed and sketched some of the events during the first days of the French Revolution. Guyot lived and worked in Versailles and Paris and had connections with British printers of the time. He was known for his colour prints. The extremely demanding printing technique of etching and colour aquatint was aiming to reproduce painted colours and make painting approachable for wider audience. This engraving is printed from four plates: black etching and aquatint, and red, blue and green aquatinted plates. All the Guyot’s works are rare on the market. References: De Vinck, 1552. Hennin, 10316. Vidéodisque, 894-895.

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        Matinees senonoises, ou Proverbes francois, suivis de leur origine

      [2]-XVI-544 pages À Paris et à Sens, chez Née de La Rochelle et chez la veuve Tarbé, 1789, in-8, [2]-XVI-544 pages, demi-basane tabac du début du XIXe siècle, dos lisse et fleuronné, pièce de titre rouge, Première édition de cet ouvrage de l'abbé Tuet. "Pendant longtemps, il n'y a rien eu de meilleur sur les proverbes" (Michaud). Il se compose de 500 proverbes et s'achève sur une table agencée selon l'ordre défini en préface : proverbes qui présentent une sentence ou un dicton ("à bon vin il ne faut pas de bouchon", "il ne faut pas se déshabiller avant de se coucher", etc), expressions proverbiales... qui consistent en un seul mot ("amphitrion", "coq-à-l'âne", "dévergondée", "écornifleur" etc), qui commencent par un infinitif ("demeurer entre deux selles le cul à terre", "sentir un peu plus fort, mais non pas mieux que les roses", etc), qui commencent par un substantif ou un adjectif ("délicat et blond", "vendeur de fumée", etc), qui forment une phrase complète ("ce n'est rien, c'est une femme qui se noie", "il a chié dans ma malle", etc) et qui consistent dans un adverbe ("entre chien et loup"). "Par proverbe, commente l'auteur, je n'entends poins ces expressions basses, dépourvues de sel, de grâce, de tout intérêt, en un mot, & justement nouées à la boue dans laquelle elles sont nées... Le proverbe est, [dit Erasme]... un mot célèbre & recommandable par une forme piquante". L'abbé Tuet (1742-1797), chanoine de Sens, avait prévu une seconde partie à cet ouvrage, mais les circonstance politiques en empêchèrent la publication. Un mors fendu, coins émoussés. Barbier III, 87.

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        Voyage autour du monde, et principalement à la Cote Nord-Ouest de l'Amérique, fait en 1785, 1786, 1787 et 1788, a bord du King-George et de la Queen-Charlotte, par les Capitaines Portlock et Dixon.

      Maradan, Paris 1789 - In 4° cm 27 X 21, pp. (3) 499 e appendice di pag. 46 (1). Una grande carta ripiegata in antiporta con itinerario del viaggio e 21 tavole incise su rame. Legatura coeva in cartone decorato, dorso riparato. Traduzione dall'originale inglese di M.Lebas. L'opera è dedicata dal capitano Dixon a Sir Joseph Banks, baronetto e presidente della Royal Society. Ad una introduzione di Dixon, fa seguito l'opera vera e propria costituita da 49 lettere di William Baresford, commissario di bordo. Seguono l'Appendice I, di carattere naturalistico, e l'Appendice II, con numerazione 1-46, contenente le tavole della rotta dei due velieri. Le pp. 377-378 riportano un glossario della lingua degli indiani Fowtows. Lo scopo principale di questo viaggio fu di stabilire rapporti commerciali con quelle zone oggi Canada, ricche di pellicce. Particolarmente interessante la descrizione delle isole in seguito denominate Charlotte Island, che per la ricchezza e varietà della loro fauna sono considerate le Galapagos del Nord. Ottimo esemplare in barbe e ampi margini. Opera non comune. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire politique et statistique de l'île d'Hayti, Saint-Domingue ecrite sur des documents officiels et des notes communiquées par Sir James Barskett.

      4 Bll. 547 S. mit 1 gef. Tafel und 1 gef. kolorierten Kupferstichkarte (43 x 29 cm). 20 x 12 cm, Halbleder d.Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung (Deckel u. Kanten beschabt, stellenweise etw. stockfleckig). * Erste Ausgabe zur Geschichte der Insel Haiti seit der Entdeckung durch Christopher Columbus, vorwiegend aus der Zeit zwischen 1789 und 1825. Mit einer synoptischen Tafel der Entferungen auf der Insel und einer großen Inselkarte.. - Premiere edition

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        An Account Of The Pelew (Palau) Islands Situated In The Western Part Of The Pacific Ocean. Composed From The Journals And Communications Of Captain Henry Wilson, And Some Of His Officers, Who, In August 1783, Were There Shipwrecked, In The Antelope, A Packet Belonging To The Honourable East Ind

      London: Printed For G.Nicol, 1789. Third Edition. 4to. pp. xxvii, 378. folding engraved map, engraved frontis. portrait of Wilson, engraved plan & 14 other engraved plates (1 folding). Rebound in 3/4 boards with lettering on the cloth spine.The book and plates are in very nice condition throughout. The rag paper is age darkened, but there is little spotting. There has been some backing and reinforcement to the fold-out chart at the front (Please see photos).Keate's book on the discovery of the Palau islands was one of the most popular eighteenth-century books on the Pacific.In 1783, the Antelope was wrecked on an uncharted reef near Palau; the crew reached shore and were well treated by the natives. From the wreck they built a small boat which they managed to get to Macao, taking with them Prince Lee Boo, son of King Abba Thule (Ibedul). Over the coming weeks Captain Wilson of the Antelope became embroiled in conflicts between Ibedul and chieftans of other islands to in the northern archipelago.Le Boo travelled with them to England, but died soon after of smallpox. This account did much to reinforce the idea of the noble savage, but was also the main source for early knowledge of the Palau islands in Micronesia. It incorporates a life of Lee Boo in 29 pages complete with a poignant description of his death and the monument erected in his honour by the East India Company. The book concludes with a short grammar of the Pelew Islands.Of special interest is the large folding map measuring 560 x 355 mm., detailing the area now known as Micronesia. The map extends from the eastern coast of China, the Philippines, then the Palau archipelago, Guam and the Caroline islands.

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      London, 1789. 3pp., printed on a bifolium. Previously folded. Lower righthand corner trimmed away from both leaves, not affecting text. Internal short tear through center of leaves. Light dust soiling at edges. Good plus. A newsletter and expense report from 1789 for The Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade, signed in print by its chairman Granville Sharp. Sharp was one of England's earliest and most vocal supporters of abolition. The first two pages of the publication relate the recent developments in the committee's fight against slavery, including a seemingly favorable speech given by the King before Parliament, the announcement of a forthcoming pamphlet from society member Reverend Thomas Clarkson, and the continuation of the Slave Trade Act of 1788, which sought to improve conditions on slave ships. The final page prints a list of receipts and expenses for the society, including a very interesting list of publications and edition sizes of their works. A scarce British abolitionism imprint, with ESTC locating only three copies and none in North America. ESTC T227811.

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        Geschichte der Hofnarren. Mit 2 Kupferstichtafeln.

      Liegnitz und Leipzig, David Siegert, 1789 - Mit 2 Kupfertafeln (diese zeigen Cunz von der Rose und Till Eulenspiegel)., 530 Seiten., Der Einband berieben und am Rücken im oberen Bereich mit stärkeren Gebrauchsspuren, das Papier teils gering stockfleckig, alter Name auf Vorsatz, sonst gutes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1001 8°. Halbleder der Zeit mit Lederecken., [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Über den Bildungstrieb

      (8) et 108 pages Gottingen, Johann Christian Dieterich, 1789, in-8, (8) et 108 pages, demi-veau à coins de l'époque, dos à 5 faux-nerfs, Nouvelle édition, la ayant première paru en 1781 et la dernière, revue par l'auteur, en 1791. Blumenblach (1752-1840), fondateur de l'anthropologie moderne, s'intéressa vivement aux problèmes posés par la physiologie. Tout d'abord, attiré par le préformationnisme, il s'en détacha, convaincu par les Theoria generationis de Wolf, et proposa une théorie novatrice de l'épigénèse comme étant la seule explication fiable pouvant rendre justement compte du phénomène de l'évolution. Dans le présent traité, l'auteur expose une théorie personnelle de la reproduction et de l'embryologie, une relecture singulière du vis essentialis et du nisus formativus, deux forces vitales intrinsèques aux être vivants qui structurent leur morphogénèse. Malgré quelques déchirures sur le papier des plats, élégant exemplaire. Trace d'une pièce de titre au dos. DSB II, p. 204

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        Du meilleur gouvernement possible, ou la nouvelle isle d'utopie, de Thomas Morus, traduction nouvelle... par M. T. Rousseau

      XXIV-295 pages, dont le A Paris, chez J. Blanchon, 1789, in-8, XXIV-295 pages, dont le feuillet d'annonce de l'éditeur en tête d'ouvrage, couverture d'attente de papier dominoté, Seconde édition de la traduction de Thomas Rousseau, l'originale étant de 1780, entreprise d'après les conseils son maître Anne-Gabriel Meusnier de Querlon, lui-même éditeur scientifique de la version latine de l'utopie. L'écrivain et chansonnier Thomas Rousseau, mort en 1800, adhéra aux idées de la Révolution. Il fut membre des Jacobins et, sous le Consulat, il fit partie du Portique républicain. Il signa notamment des Chants du patriotisme destinés à imprimer dans le coeur de la jeunesse les grands moments de la Révolution (1792). Exemplaire dans sa condition d'origine, non rogné et en grande partie non coupé, sous une jolie couverture d'attente de papier dominoté imprimé sur papier de remploi. Intérieur frais. Quérard VI, 327. Brunet III, 1894.

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        First Dictionary of the Russian Language]. Slovar’ Akademii Rossiiskoi [Dictionary of the Russian Academy], in six volumes (chast’ 1, A–G; chast’ 2, G –Z; chast’ 3, Z–M; chast’ 4, M–R; chast’ 5, R–T, chast’ 6, T do kontsa).

      St. Petersburg: pri Imperatorskoi Akademii Nauk 1789 - 1789–1794. Quartos (24 × 19 cm). Recently rebacked preserving original boards and spine labels; end papers renewed; printed dedication leaf to Catherine the Great; text printed in columns; XVIII, 1150 cols., [48] pp.; 1200 cols., [52], XIII pp.; [5] pp, 1388 cols., [63] pp.; [4] pp., 1272 cols., [67] pp.; [2] pp., 1084 cols., 3, [58] pp.; and [5] pp., 1064, [4] cols., [62] pp. Each volume with a preface (sometimes bound after the text) and an index of terms. Private library stamp to titles; four volumes with small stamp removed on first page of text; two pages with restaurations, a few very minor closed tears and one page with paper repair to upper edge affecting one line of text; occasional light soiling, but overall a remarkably clean and well-preserved set. First edition of the first dictionary of the Russian language, a monumental work prepared by the Russian Academy (Akademiia Rossiiskaia), founded in 1783 and based on the Académie française. The dictionary, in turn, was inspired by the Dictionnaire de l’Académie Française and its compilation was overseen by Princess Ekaterina Dashkova (1743–1810), a confidante of Catherine the Great and one of the leading figures of the Russian Enlightenment. Dashkova, who also served as president of the Academy from 1784–1794, initiated the project and enrolled the support of leading scholars and writers, such as playwright Denis Fonvizin and poet Gavrila Derzhavin. The historian Ivan N. Boltin, the mathematician Stepan Rumovskii, the natural scientist Nikolai Ozeretskovskii, the Serbian pedagogue Fedor Iankovich de Mirievo, and the statesman and collector of manuscripts Aleksei Musin-Pushkin, for instance, all contributed specialized vocabulary from their areas of expertise. Each volume contains a preface detailing the work on the Dictionary and members’ specific contributions. Aside from the New Testament and Russian proverbs, it frequently cites verse by the major eighteenth-century literary figures Mikhail Lomonosov, Gavrila Derzhavin, and Aleksandr Sumarokov. According to Princess Dashkova’s memoirs, she herself inspired the Empress to create the Russian Academy. Both were filled with a desire to “perfect” the Russian language, to cleanse it of unnecessary foreign influences, and to raise it on equal footing with other European literary languages. Catherine the Great soon issued the ukase founding the Academy, which calls upon its members to “perfect and glorify our language” [usovershit’ i vozvelichit’ slovo nashe]. Although Peter the Great had secularized the Russian alphabet some decades ago, in the late eighteenth century, the literary language was still in a state of great flux, torn between Church Slavonic, the vernacular with its regional variations, and Western European styles. The Academy Dictionary set out to establish stylistic norms: regional and colloquial expressions are used sparingly in it, and the number of foreign loan words is low. It adheres to what the Russian scientist and writer Mikhail Lomonosov termed the “high style” of Russian, in which Church Slavonic elements dominate over the vernacular. As the foundation of Russian lexicography, the Academy Dictionary served both as a standard reference work and as a stimulus for new linguistic developments. Scholars continue to debate the precise role of eighteenth-century linguistic theories and grammars. Beyond doubt is the Academy Dictionary’s symbolic significance for Russia’s nascent national consciousness and its rising scholarly and literary significance. The writer and historian, Nikolai Karamzin praised proudly noted that “The complete dictionary published by the Academy belongs to a number of phenoma by which Russia surprises attentive foreigners; without doubt our happy fate is a kind of unusual speed in all things." Published in 620 copies. KVK, OCLC show only the copies at Bayerische Staatsbibliothek and Oxford. Bitovt 2247. Sopikov 10385. Svodnyi kat. 6544. Not in Sm.-Sokol’skii. Provenance on request. [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: Hôtel de Thou, 1789. In good condition with generous margins; the tapa specimens in fine condition.. Quarto, with added tapa cloth specimens (see below); French half vellum gilt. The first French edition of Kippis' life of Cook. Of great interest in this copy is a small selection of original tapa cloth specimens mounted at the front of the book: four pieces of cloth of differing designs, in fine condition, approximately 120 mm square, are hinged from an old piece of blue card which has been windowed into the front free endpaper, accompanied by an old note that we would date to early in the nineteenth century: "Toffes fabriquées par les naturels de l'Isle Owhyhee, une des Iles Sandwich où le capitaine Cook a été tué. On fabrique ces tissus en battant dans l'eau l'écorce de l'arbre appelé Tapa". The specimens are thus specifically identified as Hawaiian in origin though much of the cloth that was being shown around Europe was Tahitian in origin (see for example Alexander Shaw's Catalogue of the Different Specimens, 1787). This French version of Kippis' Life was published the year after the London original, with a significant introduction by the translator Jean Castera taking the form of a "Lettre du traducteur… à Monsieur Garat". Though in this issue Castera is not specifically identified, the smaller octavo version that came out at around the same time does name him. Kippis' book was the first biography of Cook. Using Admiralty sources as well as documents belonging to Joseph Banks, Kippis attempted a rounded account of Cook's public life: his early career on the St. Lawrence River, his surveying, and particularly his three Pacific voyages, are discussed at length. The long account of Cook's death was sourced directly from Samwell, whose account (exceptionally rare) had appeared in print two years earlier, with Kippis' help: "I procured its publication, that, if any objections should be made to it, I might be able to notice them in my own work. As the narrative hath continued for more than two years unimpeached and uncontradicted, I esteem myself fully authorised to insert it in this place, as containing the most complete and authentic account of the melancholy catastrophe, which, at Owhyee, befell our illustrious navigator and Commander…". As Holmes notes, this text is "the frankest and most reliable of all contemporary accounts". The appendix here contains a prose translation of Helen Maria Williams's ode to Tahiti, "The Morai".The cloth samples sit well in this context as Kippis does make various references to native cloths, as for example in his description of one of the Hawaiian visits (quoted here from the English edition): "Accordingly, on the third of February, being the day preceding the time which had been fixed for the failing of the ships, Terreeoboo invited Captain Cook and Mr. King to attend him to the place where Kaoo resided. On their arrival, they found the ground covered with parcels of cloth, at a small distance from which lay an immense quantity of vegetables; and near them was a large herd of hogs. At the close of the visit, the greater part of the cloth, and the whole of the hogs and vegetables, were given by Terreeoboo to the Captain and Mr. King; who were astonished at the value and magnificence of the present; for it far exceeded every thing of the kind which they had seen either at the Friendly or Society Islands."

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        Arlequin réformateur dans la cuisine des moines, ou plan pour réformer la gloutonnerie monacale, au profit de la nation épuisée par les brigandages de harpies financières

      - S.n., Imprimé à Rome 1789, In-8 (13x19cm), 23pp., relié. - Edizione originale. Binding metà marocco vecchio grano rosso lungo della fine del XIX secolo. Una testa e la coda del ferro. dorato. Attrito. Bella copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, rare, vraisemblablement imprimée à Paris, anonymement, de Mirabeau selon la Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Reliure en demi maroquin vieux rouge à grains longs de la fin du XIXe siècle signée L. Lemardeley. Un fer en tête et queue. Titre doré. Frottements. La reliure porte en titre : Stephan Bordese - Blanc et bleu, ce qui nous indique que l'ouvrage a été réemboîté. Bel exemplaire. Avis charitable aux moines afin qu'ils enrichissent l'état et la population en cessant leur gloutonnerie au détriment du peuple. L'auteur promet aux différents ordres monacaux un monument à leur gloire s'ils obtempèrent à ses prières. Libelle anticlérical, violemment à charge contre les moines. Ex libris aux armes : Rose.

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        Descrizione Istorica dell'Estrazione della Pubblica Nave La Fenice dal Canale Spignon. In cui giacque circa tre anni totalmente sommersa

      1789. Engraved allegorical frontispiece by Giuseppe Daniotto and seven fine & large folding plates by Daniotto. xxxii, 90, [2] pp. Large 4to, cont. marbled boards. [Venice]: Sons of A. Pinelli, 1789.First edition of this notable engineering work which describes the raising of the sunken man-of-war Fenice in the Spignon channel, just inside the Porto di Malamocco, and the central access to the Venice lagoon. The ship sank in April of 1783 and rendered the channel so narrow that it caused great difficulties for large ships to pass. Work began in 1785 to remove the ship and was complete early in the following year.The very fine plates, here in rich and dark impressions, depict the raising and clearance of the ship, employing a combination of hydraulics and an elaborate system of pulleys. This was a remarkable engineering feat. It required innovative methods that became standard practice in subsequent marine salvage operations.A very fine and handsome copy. Frontispiece with small pale ink stain at foot beneath image.❧ Riccardi, I, 407-"Bella ediz.…interessantissima per gli studiosi della meccanica applicata alla nautica.".

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        A New Geographical Grammar and Complete Gazetteer; Upon an Improved, Enlarged, and Scientific Plan, Wherein Those Parts of Astronomy Which Are Connected With Geography, the Use of Both Globes and the Nature, Use, and Construction of Maps

      Edinburgh: Martin McDowall and Company, 1789. Quarto. xiii, [3], 615pp. and 11 large folding maps. There are a few pagination errors as follows: page 67 mis-numbered 97; pages 172-173 repeated; page numbers 175-176 omitted and page 480 mis-numbered 840. William Gordon published important books on accounting and math but this was his most important work. The 11 maps were engraved by John Beugo (1759-1841) who was best known for his portraits of noteworthy English politicians, physician, artists and Robert Burns; however, he was consider the leading Scottish engraver of the day. His scarce map entitled "North America: from the best authorities " is housed at West Point. The maps are all nice with the exception of the Ireland map which has an old linen tape repair on the verso. Text is very clean. Bound in contemporary ¼ calf over marbled paper covered boards, red morocco spine label gilt. Some chipping to spine ends, joints strengthened. The only complete recorded copy we could locate is at McMaster University (OCLC).

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        Arlequin réformateur dans la cuisine des moines, ou plan pour réformer la gloutonnerie monacale, au profit de la nation épuisée par les brigandages de harpies financières

      S.n. 1789 - - S.n., Imprimé à Rome 1789, In-8 (13x19cm), 23pp., relié. - Edition originale, rare, vraisemblablement imprimée à Paris, anonymement, de Mirabeau selon la Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Reliure en demi maroquin vieux rouge à grains longs de la fin du XIXe siècle signée L. Lemardeley. Un fer en tête et queue. Titre doré. Frottements. La reliure porte en titre : Stephan Bordese - Blanc et bleu, ce qui nous indique que l'ouvrage a été réemboîté. Bel exemplaire. Avis charitable aux moines afin qu'ils enrichissent l'état et la population en cessant leur gloutonnerie au détriment du peuple. L'auteur promet aux différents ordres monacaux un monument à leur gloire s'ils obtempèrent à ses prières. Libelle anticlérical, violemment à charge contre les moines. Ex libris aux armes : Rose. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition. Binding half morocco old red long grain of the late nineteenth century. A head and tail iron. gilt. Friction. Nice copy. 23pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Memorie fisiche.

      Stamp. Reale, Turin 1789 - In-8 (204 x 133 mm) de XI et 143 ; basane marbrée, dos lisse orné, couv. imp. cons. (reliure moderne, genre ancien). Wheatland Coll. cat. 236; Poggendorff, II, 1178; manque au Wheeler Gift Cat. et à Gartrell. Édition originale. Antonio-Maria Vassalli-Eandi (1761-1825) fut professeur de physique à Turin ainsi que directeur de l'observatoire et du cabinet d'histoire naturelle dans la même ville. Bel exemplaire relié sur brochure, jolies couvertures imprimées. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Händel's Oratorium Der Messias nach W. A. Mozart's Bearbeitung.

      Breitkopf & Hartel, Leipzig - Three parts bound as one: Erster Theil (108 pp); Zweyter Theil (96 pp); Dritter Theil (48 pp). Oblong quarto, contemporary marbled boards with manuscript title plate on front board. Boards and spine heavily worn, with one corner chipped from front cover. Internally in very fine condition with scattered foxing and a few pencil notations. First edition of the full score of Mozart's re-orchestration of Handel's Messiah, fully engraved. Köchel 572. "In 1789, at the request of Baron Gottfried van Swieten, Mozart, by all accounts a profound admirer of Handel, also re-orchestrated Messiah. It is often said that the subject of the re-orchestration was to compensate for the absence of an organ in the hall, but this is not borne out by what Mozart does, which seems more of a translation into terms suggested by the ordinary forces for these concerts; these included flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, horns and trombones. The trumpets were demoted from melodic to harmonic instruments. 'The trumpet shall sound' and 'If God be for us,' which van Swieten called the 'cold aria,' were rewritten, the latter as a recitative" (Luckett, Handel's Messiah: A Celebration, 214).

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        A View of the Cities of London and Westminster with the Suburbs and Circumjacent Country Shewing the steeples of all the Churches and as many of the Public Buildings as are seen from the gallery of the steeple of Islington which town appears in the foreground.

      Published as the Act directs by John Swertner No. 10 Nevils Court Fetter Lane,, London, 1789 - London from Islington Etching with aquatint, printed in blue. Title, artist-engraver, and imprint in margin beneath the image. Accompanied by a key-block with 140 references. The key-block carries the imprint: 'Published as the Act directs by I. Swertner Augt. 1st 1789.' Jan Swertner, born in Harlem in the Netherlands in 1746, was a Moravian minister. In the handbill described below he refers to himself as 'one not professionally an artist'. The prospect, nevertheless, is highly professional and, in the selection of viewpoint, novel. Rejecting the picturesque composition beloved of contemporary British artists, in which "the Cities themselves, by being so far removed from the back Ground become Objects of secondary Notice", he chose "after much Trial and Search" the lantern of St Mary Islington from which to make his drawings. From here the townscape was free of picturesque foreground detail; and in place of tree stumps and gesturing staffage Swertner provides us with a view of a North London suburb at a time of change and development.The foreground detail is not described in the key. Across the immediate foreground is Church Street (now Gaskin Street). In the centre tilers are depicted completing the roof of the chapel for the dissenting Islington blacksmith, John Ives. Later the building would be used by Lady Huntington's Connexion, and later still as a school. Church Street links Upper Street on the right to Lower Street (now Essex Street) on the left. Branching off Lower Street is Colebrook Row. Nearby are Bird's Buildings, where at a later date the prolific London topographical artist, Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, would live. Mid-centre is Islington Green and the backs of the buildings of Old Paradise Row. Camden Street can be identified to the east of it. The Old Pied Bull, said to have been the home of Sir Walter Raleigh, is on the right in Upper Street.A handbill issued by Swertner announcing the prospect's publication (copy in the John Johnson Collection, Bodleian Library) informs potential purchasers that it could be obtained from "the Publisher, No. 10 Nevils Court, Fetter Lane; Mr. Nichol, No. 58 Pall-Mall; Mr. Faden, No. 487 Strand; Mr. Stockwell, 191 Piccadilly; Mr. Wilkinson, No. 58 Cornhill; Mr. Cary's, the Corner of Arundel Street, Strand; Mr. Harris, No. 3 Sweetings-Alley; And other Printsellers.' Prices quoted are '10s.6d. - Proof Impressions, 16s. - Coloured, £1.1s. - Highly finished, in Colors, from the original Draught, by the Publisher, £1.11s.6d." The handbill recommends purchasers either to frame the view and key-block as one, or to mount the key on a panel attached to sliders at the back of the frame, that could be slid out or pushed back in again at pleasure.The print was reproduced as London Topographical Society Publication No. 124, printed by Curwen Press, and issued as an extra publication to members in the Society's centenary year, 1980. Image: 250 by 730mm (9.75 by 28.75 inches). Sheet: 490 by 800mm (19.25 by 31.5 inches). BL Maps K.Top.21.56; BM 1880,1113.4963.

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        Spamers Illustrierte Weltgeschichte. Mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Kulturgeschichte. Neubearbeitet und bis zur Gegenwart fortgeführt von Otto Kaemmel und K. Sturmhoefel. Hier: 10 Bände und Registerband. Mit ca. 5 500 Text-Abbildungen sowie ca. 225 Kunstbeilagen und Karten.

      3., völlig neugestaltete Auflage. 4. [19 : 26 cm]. Ca. 8000 Seiten. Mit Namen- und Sachregistern. Frakturdruck. Braune Originalhalblederbände mit goldgeprägtem Rückentiteln, schwarzgeprägten Stempeln in Rückenfeldern, Lederecken und (schwach) marmoriertem Ganzschnitt, Schmuckpapiervorsätzen und 2farbigem Titel (rot und schwarz). (Leder partiell berieben. Ausschließlich Band I am Rücken tlws. angeplatzt und mit Läsuren am oberen Rückenende. Ecken partiell berieben/bestossen, Kanten vereinzelt berieben. Wenige Deckel gering beschabt). - Ansonsten erfreulich gut erhaltene, innen saubere Exemplare ohne Eintragungen. - Inhalt: I.: Von den ersten Anfängen der Geschichte bis zum Verfall der Selbständigkeit von Hellas. II.: Von Alexander dem Grossen bis zum Beginn der Völkerwanderung. III.: Von der Völkerwanderung bis zu den Kreuzzügen. IV.: Von den Kreuzzügen bis zum Zeitalter der Renaissance. V.: Vom Beginn der grossen Entdeckungen bis zum 30jährigen Kriege. VI.: Vom 30jährigen Kriege bis zur Machthöhe Ludwigs XIV. VII.: Vom Verfall der bourbonischen Macht bis zum Beginn der grossen französischen Revolution. VIII.: Von der französischen Revolution von 1789 bis zum Österreichischen Feldzuge 1809. IX.: Von dem Beginne des nationalen Kampfes gegen Napoleon I. bis zum Kaisertum Napoleons III. (1808 - 1852). X.: Von der Thronbesteigung Napoleons III. bis zur Gegenwart. (XI).: Registerband.

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        Vollständiges und auf die neueste Art eingerichtetes Nürnbergisches Kochbuch

      1789 - Vollständiges und auf die neueste Art eingerichtetes Nürnbergisches Kochbuch, zum Unterricht für Frauenzimmer, nebst einer gründlichen Anweisung zu verschiedenen, in der Haushaltung sehr brauchbaren und nützlichen Stücken. Th. 1 u. 2. 2 Bände. - Nürnberg : Stiebner 1789/90. - 570, 571 S. 17 x 11 cm. Priv. Halbleinenbände 19.Jh., Rotschnitt. /Seiten im zweiten Band innen im hinteren unteren Teil, vorwiegend im Rand, mit Wurmfraß, sonst gebräunt, stock- und fingerfleckig, S. 17 durch schmalen grauen Pappstreifen im Falz verstärkt, im ersten Band nur geringfügiger Wurmfraß, weniger braunfleckig, Einbandecken und -kanten bestoßen, Bücher wurden im 19. Jahrhundert neu gebunden/ - Sehr seltenes Nürnberger Kochbuch. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kupferstich - Karte, b. I. W. Iaeger, "Carte topographique D'Allemagne Contenant une Parte de Suabe, de la Suisse, .".

      - mit altem Grenzkolorit, 1789, 47 x 63 Mit Kopftitel. Blatt LXVII der großen Deutschlandkarte, - Zeigt den westl. Teils des Bodensees. Gebiet: Tuttlingen, Lindau, Züricher See, Bad Säckingen.

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        Observations au peuple françois. Compte rendu à la Nation, de la somme de sa contribution, du produit net de sa recette & de sa dépense.

      s.l., s. n. 1789 - LIVRES Très rare édition originale. Par Brémond "citoyen français, de l'Ordre du Tiers-État de Provence. Bien complet du curieux frontispice. 1 volume in-4° Broché sous papier bleu muet de l'époque; exemplaire non rogné. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The History of England, from the invasion of Julius Cæsar to the revolution in 1688. In eight volumes, illustrated with plates. A new edition, with the author?s last corrections and improvements. To which is prefixed, a short account of his life, written by himself.

      Printed for T. Cadell . sold by T. Longman; Printed for T. Cadell . and R. Baldwin. 1789-1790 - WITH: The History of England, from the Revolution to the death of George the Second. Designed as a continuation of Mr. Hume?s History. In five volumes. By T. Smollett . A new edition, with the author?s last corrections and improvements. 13 volumes. 8vo. Front. in vol. I of both works, engraved portrait plates. Occasional foxing with some offsetting from plates, otherwise a nice, bright set. Handsomely bound in contemp. tree calf, spines elaborately dec. in gilt, with red & green morocco labels; heads of spines a little rubbed, front boards of Smollett vols. IV & V scuffed with calf lifted in small sections. Overall a beautiful set of a foundational work on English history. v.g. ESTC T82473, T55317. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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