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        Engraved Billheads. Seven engraved bill-heads, completed in manuscript, mainly made out to the Duke, between 1789 and 1813, detailing purchases and other expenses.

      [c.1789-1813] Some dusting & folding, several small tears without loss. Various sizes. 1789-1813.John Ockley, Kings Head Inn, Dorking in Surrey. For dinner, beer, punch & tobacco, Dec, 28th 1789. Jonathan Collet. Glass Manufacturer to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. For 7 decanters, 6 water cups with saucers. June 13th 1789. Jno. Barrett, Wax Chandler, to their Majesties. Wax lights and white candles. 1792. James Macartney, Spread Eagle, Epsom. For food for the main party, and servants. 1792. J. Grange & Co. Confectioners & Fruiterers. Turnips, onions, potatoes, cauliflowers. August 1796. Grange, Fruiterer. A lengthy bill for purchases in June 1813. Joseph Stephenson, Plumber, Watercloset and Engine Manufacturer. For repairs to boiler and to the guttering. 2 pages. 1813 PLEASE NOTE: For customers within the UK and the EU, this item is subject to VAT.

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        Observations sur le commerce des Etats d'Amérique, par Jean Lord Sheffield.

      Chez Le Jay fils et Maradan, A Londres et se trouve à Paris 1789 - In-8 de XVI-336 pp., veau havane marbré, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre en maroquin vert, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Deuxième édition française du traité fondamental de Lord Sheffield, traduit de l'anglais par Honoré-Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau. L'édition originale a paru en 1783 sous le titre Observations on the commerce of the American States. L'adresse de Londres est fausse. Chapitres : Observations ; Articles sur lesquels il y aura à peine la moindre concurrence (lainages, manufactures, bijouterie, livres, médecines et drogues, munitions, potasse, cacao etc.) ; les articles exportés de l'Amérique Septentrionale aux îles de l'Amérique ; Commerce d'Afrique ; Supplément ; Bill pour l'établissement & réglement provisionnel du commerce & de la correspondance entre les sujets de la Grande-Bretagne & ceux des Etats-Unis de l'Amérique septentrionale. John Baker Holroyd, Lord Sheffield (1735-1821), servit dans l'armée britannique de 1760 à 1767 ; héritier de la fortune familiale, il se consacra à l'agriculture sur son domaine de Sheffield. En 1780, il devint membre de la chambre des communes et il y montra une grande indépendance d'opinions. Il fut créé comte et élevé à la pairie en 1802. Très bon exemplaire. Quelques feuillets légèrement roussis. Kress B.1719 et Sabin, 32638 pour la première édition française de 1788 ; Coquelin Guillaumin, II, 616. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volumes 1-4 (4 volumes of 6)

      White, Dublin 1789 - Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Sparse underlining to text. Moderate foxing throughout. Pages lightly tanned. Previous owner's name on free endpage. Dust soiling to top edge of text block. Mottled calf boards bumped and worn at corners, edges and spine ends. Volumes 1-4 of 6. Rubbing and wear to boards. Vol. 1: Front free endpage clipped at top corner. portrait frontispiece. Vol. 2: Small holes in title page. Vol. 3: Fold-out map. Vol. 4: Minor dampstain to the bottom corner of the first few pages. Quantity Available: 1. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 152077. Additional shipping may be required for this item, please inquire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Indice de las Leyes, y Glosas de las Siete Partidas del Rey D. Alfonso El SABIO

      Oficina de Benito Cano, Madrid 1789 - Indice General del Texto 154 págs. Incluye índice en español hasta la página 140 y Omnes Fere Tituli Tam Juris Civilis, en latín de la 141 a la 154. .Index Materiarum de la pág 227 a la 488 (última) presenta rastro de polilla en la parte superior de las páginas sin afectar los textos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Collana in 54 volumi di traduzioni italiane, pubblicata a Roma, da Giovanni Desideri, stampatore a S.Antonio de? Portoghesi, tra il 1789 e il 1795.

      1789 - 54 volumi in-4 (175x238 mm) ognuno da 200 a 350 pagine, rilegati all'epoca in piena pergamena, titolo in oro su tassello con numerazione progressiva per ogni singola opera Comprende: Arriano, Le Guerre di Alessandro Magno; Darete Della guerra trojana; Appiano Delle guerre civili dei Romani (2 vol.); Diodoro Siculo Storia universale (6 vol.); Dionigi di Alicarnasso Le antichità romane (6 vol.); Dione Cassio (4 vol.); Erodoto (2 vol.); Flavio Giuseppe (6 vol.) Pausania, Viaggio della Grecia (5 vol.); Plutarco, Opuscoli Morali (5 vol.) e le Vite (6 vol.); Polibio, Le imprese (2 vol.); Senofonte (3 vol.); Strabone, Della Geografia (3 vol.); Tucidide (2vol.). In genere non è riportato il nome del traduttore o del curatore, tranne che in questi casi: Le Vite di Plutarco risultano "volgarizzate da Girolamo Pompei veronese" (1731-88); le opere di Giuseppe Flavio "illustrate con note di Francesco Angiolini piacentino" (1730-88). Sicuramente ebbe un certo ruolo nella collana Giovanni Viviani (per un periodo segretario di Vittorio Alfieri) il quale dedica Senofonte a Francesco Gennaro di Borbone, Tucidide a Maria Teresa di Borbone, e Dione Cassio a Tiberio Soderini (1736-1817). Non è stato possibile reperire alcun piano editoriale, ma è molto probabile che si tratti di tutto il pubblicato, in quanto non sono censiti su SBN altri volgarizzamenti pubblicati dal Desideri. Collana sicuramente rara a reperirsi completa ed in legatura uniforme; esemplari in ottimo stato di conservazione, tutti provenienti dalla biblioteca ottocentesca di Alex Irvine, con sua nota di possesso manoscritta ai titoli. Alcune notizie in Federici, Fortunato, Degli scrittori greci e delle italiane, 1828. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco]
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        The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Guide; or, Repository of Designs for every article of Household Furniture, in the newest and most approved taste. also the plan of a room shewing the proper distribution of the furniture.

      London: I and J. Taylor, 1789 - Folio (358 x 230 mm). Contemporary full tree calf (joints skilfully refurbished), gilt banded spine, red morocco label. Pale marginal dampstaining to letterpress, slight stain to plate 1. An attractive, tall copy in a contemporary binding. 126 plates (two plates numbered 9, one plate numbered 78*, double-page plate numbered 124-25). Second edition of one of the great pattern books of the eighteenth-century, first published in the preceding year, this printing adding an extra plate. "In 1788 Isaac and Josiah Taylor published The cabinet-maker and upholsterer's guide. In publishing the Hepplewhite Guide the Taylors were filling a yawning gap. The plates were issued in batches at the beginning of July, September, and October 1787. In January and February 1788 a subscription was promoted in such papers as the Lincoln, Rutland and Stamford Mercury and Williamson's Liverpool Advertiser. The price was 2 guineas. The preface adopts a modest tone: 'To unite elegance and utility, and blend the useful with the agreeable, has ever been considered a difficult but an honourable task.' It stressed the Guide's utility to 'the mechanic', to 'young workmen in general, and occasionally to more experienced ones'. A successful subscription 'enabled us to exceed the number of plates originally proposed'. The designs, covering many furniture types, are either plain and functional or in a competent but unadventurous neo-classical manner, which seems indebted to the example of James Wyatt. Given their backward character and the fact that they appeared scarcely a year after George Hepplewhite's death, the traditional suggestion that Alice, his widow, was capitalizing on his designs seems plausible. However, the appearance in 1789 of a second edition with an extra plate, and of six plates signed 'Hepplewhite' or 'Heppelwhite' and dated October, November, and December 1792 and May 1793 in The Cabinet-Makers' London Book of Prices edition of 1793 suggests that the firm designed after his death. The Hepplewhite Guide was influential beyond England, in America, in Denmark, where J. C. Lillie used it for designing chairs for Liselund in 1793, and in Germany, where F. G. Hoffmann pirated Hepplewhite designs in his Meubles-Magazin (1795)" (ODNB).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Arrimage des vaisseaux.

      Paris Imprimerie Royale 1789 - (26 x 20 cm). (4) 152 S. Mit 6 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Lederband der Zeit. Einzige Ausgabe dieses seltenen und umfangreichen Werkes über die Sicherung der Ladung auf Schiffen, herausgegeben im Auftrag Ludwigs XVI., König von Frankreich. - Die Tafeln zeigen Pläne der verschiedenen Ladeebenen und einen Querschnitt durch das gesamte Schiff. - Burgues de Missiessy (1756-1837), Schiffsleutnant und später Konteradmiral, war während der Revolution Chef des Generalstabs. 1802 nahm er an der Expedition von Napoleon nach Haiti teil. - Vorsätze etwas leimschattig. Oberes Kapital sorgsam restauriert. Insgesamt sauber und gut erhalten [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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        GAZETTE NATIONALE, OU LE MONITEUR UNIVERSEL ÒThe Contemporary, daily record of legislative debates in Revolutionary ParisÓ


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        Arthur Phillip Esq. Captain General and Commander in Chief..

      London: J. Stockdale, 1789. fine. Stipple engraved oval portrait by Sherwin; 150 x 125 mm. The classic contemporary portrait of Captain Arthur Phillip, commander of the First Fleet and first governor of the fledgling convict settlement at Port Jackson. This portrait was engraved as the frontispiece to The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay, a compilation of Phillip's dispatches and the most significant official account of the perilous early history of the settlement.This detailed portrait is based on the original oil by Francis Wheatley painted in 1786 - now a national treasure held by the Mitchell Library in Sydney.

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        OBSERVATIONS FAITES DANS LES PYRÉNÉES, pour servir de suite à des observations sur les Alpes, insérées dans une Traduction des Lettres de W. Coxe, sur la Suisse.

      1789 - Paris, Belin, 1789. Deux parties reliées en un volume in-8 (135 X 203) demi-basane vert sapin, plats de toile chagrinée, dos lisse orné de filets gras et perlés en place des nerfs, fleuron doré dans les compartiments, roulette en queue, titre doré (reliure légèrement postérieure) ; (1) f. blanc, VIII pages de faux-titre, titre, préface et errata, 284 pages, 2 planches dépliantes, (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre, 285-452 pages, (1) f. blanc. Les deux feuillets des pages 285 à 288 ont été insérés par erreur par le relieur entre les pages 278/279 de la première partie. ÉDITION ORIGINALE très recherchée de ce « LIVRE CAPITAL, acte de naissance des Pyrénées » selon Béraldi. TROIS PLANCHES dépliantes gravées sur vélin fort par P. F. Tardieu, dont deux cartes et un panorama: "Les Pyrénées" (frontispice de la première partie), "Vue des Pyrénées prise du Sommet du Pic de Midi de Bigorre et Partie des Pyrénées" (frontispice de la seconde partie). La deuxième partie, malgré une pagination continue, possède ses propres feuillets de faux-titre et titre. LA PREMIÈRE DESCRIPTION DE LA CHAÎNE DES PYRÉNÉES : ce voyage de Ramond est une classique «tournée des Pyrénées» d'aujourd'hui, mais faite par un homme qui marche en montagnard, observe en savant, et décrit en peintre, dans ce livre paru en 1789. Tout comme Saussure pour les Alpes, Ramond est le premier à décrire les Pyrénéesdans leur ensemble : c'est donc un travail de précurseur, qu'il réalise avec un grand souci de composition, alternant les tranches pittoresques avec les tranches scientifiques. «Servis par un style admirable, les écrits pyrénéens de Ramond demeurent une pièce majeure des livres pyrénéistes» (Claude Dendaletche). AGRÉABLE EXEMPLAIRE, en reliure légèrement postérieure. (Béraldi, Cent Ans, I, 5 à 33 - Labarère, 1221, «Édition originale très recherchée» - Dendaletche, 1512, « Assez rare » - Perret, 3565). NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Rhin pittoresque ou choix des plus belles vues depuis Mayence jusque a Cologne. Mit den Ansichten von Mainz, der Heimburg, Tempel des Niederwalds, Lahneck, Neuwiel, Bieberich, Johannisberg, Rüdesheim, Brömmserburg, Ehrenfels, Bingen, Rheinstein, Asmannshausen, Sonneck, Bacharach, Pfalz und Caub, Schönberg, Oberwesel, Loreley, Katz und St. Goarshausen, St. Goar, Rheinfels, Thurnberg und Welmich, den Brüdern, Boppart, Marksburg, Stolzenfels, Koblenz, Andernach, Nonnenwerth, Bonn und Köln.

      Frankf., Jügel, o.J. [hs. Eintrag auf Titel 1789]. Titel und 31 [es fehlt Oberwesel und ?? von 33 bzw. 35] Aquatinta-Tafeln von Bodmer, Weber, Hegi und Martens nach Dielmann und Ehemant. Engelmann nennt 33 Tafeln, andere Exemplare enthalten zuweilen bis zu 35 Tafeln. Quer-kl.-8°, geprägter grüner Orig. Pappband mit goldgeprägtem Titel. Engelmann 827. Der Lederrücken des Einbands mit Ein- und Ausrissen, Bindung (Verleimung) gelöst (lose Blätter), Vorsätze fleckig. Einzelne Blätter, meist ausserhalb der Darstellung) etwas fleckig, gelegentlich Randläsuren. Der große Teil der Blätter im Bereich der Darstellung sauber. Ansichten, Rhein, Rheinland,

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

      Philadelphia: Thomas Dobson, 1789. First American edition of the author's magnum opus. Small octavo, 3 volumes, contemporary calf, rebacked. In near fine condition. From the library of Malcolm Forbes. Adam Smith's masterpiece, first published in 1776, is the foundation of modern economic thought and remains the single most important account of the rise of, and the principles behind, modern capitalism. "Adam Smith's enormous authority resides, in the end, in the same property that we discover in Marx: not in any ideology, but in an effort to see to the bottom of things" (Robert L. Heilbroner).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Kst.- 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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Gesamtans., mittig Rheinbrücke, "Vue du Rhin a Lauffenbourg, l'une des quartre Villes Forestieres de L'Autriche Anterieure ou ce fleive se precipite entre un amas de Roches".

      - kol. Umrißradierung v. Cemle n. Gmelin b. Mechel in Basel, dat. 1789, 38,5 x 51 Sehr seltenes Blatt. Blick vom Rheinufer zur Rheinbrücke mit tosendem Rheinlauf. Rechts das Schloß. - Restaurierte Einrisse.

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        Plan de conduite pour les députés du peuple aux États-Généraux de 1789.

      S.l. Avril 1789. . (4), XIX, (13), 268, 39 pp. Contemporary red half calf, spine gilt. One leaf with marginal stain, otherwise a very good and attractive copy

      [Bookseller: Rönnells Antikvariat AB]
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        Ordre de Malte]. Mémoire de l'Ordre de Malte.

      Veuve D'Houry & Debure, Paris 1789 - In-4 broché de 35 pp. « L'ordre de Malte n'a jamais consulté dans aucune circonstance ni sa position ni ses ressources, lorsqu'il a été question de contribuer aux besoins pressants de l'Etat : c'est une vérité dont on verra la preuve en parcourant ce mémoire ». Tend à prouver que ses bénéfices ne doivent pas être confondus avec les bénéfices ecclésiastiques. Saffroy, I, 5461. Ex-dono manuscrit à l'encre du temps De la part de l'ambassadeur de Malte. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens]
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        Traité sur la culture et les usages des pommes de terre, de la patate et du topinambour

      1789 - VIII-386-[6] pages A Paris, chez Barrois, 1789, in-8, VIII-386-[6] pages, broché, sous couverture d'attente de l'époque, double emboîtage moderne, Première édition, rare, de l'un des ouvrages de Parmentier consacré à la pomme de terre. "Pharmacien humanitaire" et travailleur infatigable, célèbre défenseur de la pomme de terre, dont il s'était assuré de la salubrité et du goût lors de sa captivité en Prusse, Parmentier chercha tout au long de sa carrière des solutions pour contrer disettes, famines et malnutrition. Il ne publia pas moins de 95 ouvrages sur les tubercules, les grains, la boulangerie et l'organisation agricole en général. Vicaire 657. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Oeuvres Completes de Voltaire [92 Volume Set]

      De l'Imprimerie de la Société Littéraire-Typographique, [Kehl] 1789 - 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. 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.

      [Bookseller: Captain's Bookshelf, Inc., ABAA]
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        \"Ausruffende Personen in Nürnberg mit den vornehmsten Prospecten der dortigen Hauptstrassen\". 1. Heft komplett mit fünf Blättern, 2. Heft mit 1 Blatt (von 5 Bll.).

       6 altkol. Radierungen von Ambrosius Gabler im Selbstverlag, Nürnberg, 1789, je 19,5 x 15,5 cm. Lipperheide Dfe 16, sehr seltene Folge; Thieme-Becker Bd. XIII, S. 8:\"wohl sein bekanntestes und originellstes Werk von starker volkstümlicher Wirkung, auch koloriert vorkommend\". Es sind insgesamt nur 11 Blätter erschienen. - Vorhanden: Nr.1 \"Der Serviet Kraemer. Handtuicher Tischtuicher Serbiet wer kauft?\", im Hintergrund \"Prospect des Zeughauses\"; Nr.2 \"Der Galanterie Kraemer. Kooft allerley; Perspectiv, Microscop, Eventailes, poudere à la Marechal etc. kooft\", im Hintergrund das Wolff`sche Rathaus; Nr.3 \"Das Lumpen Weib. Hader - Lu-u-mp\", im Hintergrund \"Prospect des neuen Thors, nebst den Gasthof zum goldnen Radbronnen\"; Nr.4 \"Das Schwarz Beer Weib. Kaft Schwoarz Buir Erdbuir ihr Leu-eut\", im Hintergrund \"Prospect der Veste, nebst dem Homännischen Hause unter d. Veste\"; Nr.5 \"Der Mausfallen Krämer. Hekela Hekela. Mausfalla wer kooft?\", im Hintergrund \"Prospect des neuen Baues, nebst den Springbrunnen, u.d. Haller Thürleins\"; Nr.6 \"Der Schwammen und Feuerstein Verkäufer. Wer kaft Schwamma Feuerstah Wachiolderbuir?\", im Hintergrund \"Prospect der St. Sebalder Kirche, des Pfarr Hofs, u. der St. Moritzen Capelle\". - Nur Blätter 1,3,4,5 alt aufgezogen und mit Lichtrand außerhalb der Einfassungslinie, Blatt 2 mit Rändchen um die Plattenkante und mit geglätteten Längs- und Querfalten außerhalb der Einfassungslinie, Blatt 6 im Papier stärker gebräunt. Gut erhaltenes Altkolorit. Die Blätter 1,3,4,5,6 verso mit Sammlerstempel \"Doublette aus Guido von Volckamerische Norika- Sammlung\". Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Brauchtum, Franken, Kaufrufe, Trachten

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        Polynesien (Inselwelt) oder der Fuenfte Welttheil

      Vienna 1789 - Incisione in rame di mm 485x725 su foglio di mm 620x870, colorata d'epoca ai confini ed alle rotte. Raffigura tutto il continente e riporta tutte le rotte di navigazione di scoperta, che sono colorate. Buon esemplare con ampi margini. Qualche alone di umidità marginale.

      [Bookseller: libreria antiquaria perini Sas di Perini]
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        Del dialetto napoletano. Edizione seconda corretta ed accresciuta.

      Napoli, presso Giuseppe-Maria Porcelli, 1789, 16? legatura posteriore in piena pergamena con cucitura a vista, pp. XVI-199

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani gia' Naturalistica]
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        Situation politique de la France et ses rapports actuels avec toutes les puissances de l'Europe. Ouvrage dont l'objet est démontrer, par les faits historiques & les principes de la saine politique, tous les maux qu?a causés à la France l?alliance Autrichienne, & tous les fautes que le Ministere Francois a commises depuis l?époque des traités de Versailles, de 1756, 57 & 58, jusqu?à nos jours: addressés au Roi et à l?Assemblée Nationale par M. de Peyssonnel, ancien Consul General de France à Smirne...

      Senza luogo di stampa, 1789. In 8vo; mezza pelle del Settecento a 5 nervi con ricchi fregi e titolo in oro; carta colorata, tagli marmorizzati; pp. VIII, 386. Bella copia. Probabile prima edizione delle 2 dello stesso anno. Si parla anche dell?Italia, della Santa Sede, di Napoli e della Sicilia, Savoia e Sardegna, Toscana, Parma e Piacenza, Modena e Reggio, Repubblica di Venezia e Repubblica di Genova. Axs

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        Opúsculos del MARQUES DE BUSCAYOLO

      - Opúsculos del MARQUES DE BUSCAYOLO, de los Señores y Príncipes Soberanos de la Ciudad e Isla de Xio, Caballero de la Órden de Calatrava, y Superintendente de las Fortificaciones de Castilla. Madrid, Por Don Gerónimo Ortega é Hijos de Ibarra. 1789. 4º, plena piel, lomo liso, tejuelo. 2 hs. + 411 p. + una lámina grabada y plegada. PARALELO DE CHRISTOVAL COLON Y DE SUS PROPOSICIONES NAUTICAS. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ArteyGrafía. com / Elena Gallego]
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        Sechzig eröfnete [eröffnete] Werkstätte [Werkstätten] der gemeinnüzigsten [gemeinnützigsten] Künste und Handwerke für junge Leute zur Auswahl ihres künftigen Nahrungsstandes.

      Wien Verlag Joseph Edlen von Kurzbeck 1789 - EA; ca 22x18 cm; (6) 283 Seiten mit gest. Frontispiz und 60 Kupferstichen; Kartoneinband d. Zt. mit sparsamer Rückenvergoldung (Einband minimal bestoßen; gutes, nahezu fleckenfreies Exemplar!) 0,000 gr. Berufe; Berufsdarstellungen; Bilderbücher; Handwerk; Kinderbücher [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien]
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        Abolition libre des privilèges de tous les ordres du 5 août 1789, publiées le 6, à cinq heures du matin

      Paris, Imprimerie Seguy-Thiboust 1789 - In-12° broché 8 pages. Petits trous, minuscules le long du dos. ( La Nuit du 4 août 1789 est un événement fondamental de la Révolution française, puisque, au cours de la séance qui se tenait alors, l'Assemblée constituante met fin au système féodal. C'est l'abolition de tous les droits et privilèges féodaux ainsi que de tous les privilèges des classes, des provinces, des villes et des corporations, à l'initiative du Club breton, futur « Club des Jacobins ».) 8 pages (le rédacteur est Beaulieu) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Ruolo delli cavalieri, cappellani conventuali, e serventi d'armi ricevuti nella veneranda lingua d'Italia della sagra religione gerosolimitana e distinti nelli rispettivi priorati.

      Stamperia del Palazzo di S.A.E.,, In Malta, 1789 - Cm. 22,5, pp. 116 + (2) d'errata. Fregio xilografico al frontespizio. Graziosa legatura in carta decorata (rimontata). Sguardie posteriori e èrivo dell'ultima carta (sicuramente bianca). Peraltro esemplare ben conservato. Sono presenti alcune interessanti note, correzioni e completazioni manoscritte coeva. Non comune impressione maltese.

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      Madrid 1789 - Materia: Libro antiguo del siglo XVIII. Historia natural. Geografía física. España. Publicación: Madrid, En la Imprenta Real, 1789. Descripción física: Cuarto menor (21 cm.) 13 hojas, 554 páginas. Encuadernación plena piel de época con nervios, dorados y tejuelo en el lomo. Notas: Es la tercera edición: la más buscada por contener las notas previas de J. Nicolás de Azara. Error de paginación de la página 279 pasa a la 300. Conservación:Muy buen estado, portada con ligeras manchas de óxido resto papel muy limpio y fuerte. Revisado completo. RBS1 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Monographia staphylinorum Sveciæ. + Monographia caraborum Sveciæ. + Monographia curculionum Sveciæ.

      1789 - Uppsala, J. Edman, 1789. 8:o. (12),81,(1) pp. + Uppsala, J. Edman, 1790. 8:o. 138 pp. + Uppsala, J. Edman, 1792. 8:o. (8),151,(1) pp. Uncut and sewn in contemporary grey paper wrappers, worn, with MS title. Spine partly defective, wrappers partly soiled. Occasional browning and soiling, pp. 7-10 loose in the second work, minor tear in outer margin of the last work. Contemporary MS note stating that the volume is a gift from the author. Signature. Gustaf von Paykull (1757-1826) was torn between a literary and a scientific career, but after having received the scolding remark that he was one of the foremost among Sweden's second-rate poets, he decided to devote more time to science. As an entomologist he published some ten to twenty findings in the transactions of the Swedish Academy of Sciences and separately, among other things, the present works, which are beautifully printed by Edman in Uppsala. Paykull was made a baron in 1818 as a thank you gesture for donating his large collection of natural history specimens to the Swedish Academy of Sciences, where it formed the basis of Naturhistoriska riksmuseet [The Natural History Museum]. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Oeuvres de Ciceron. Traduction nouvelle. 8 Bände

      Paris, Moutard, 1783-1789. - Marmorierte Ledereinbände der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung. Querard II, 209: "La traduction des quatre premiers volumes est de Desumeunier, celle des trois suivants est de Clément, enfin le huitième volume a été traduit par MM. Guéroult." Enthält nur die rhetorischen Werke des Cicero. Die Ausgabe wurde nicht weiter fortgesetzt und ist damit mit 8 Bänden komplett. Vgl. Schweiger, Handbuch der classischen Bibliographie, 1 Abt. S. 234. – Einbände etwas beschabt und bestoßen, stellenweise minimal fleckig, insgesamt sauber und gut. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memorie istoriche della Chiesa Vescovile di Monteregale in Piemonte dall'erezione del Vescovato sino a' nostri giorni [.].

      nella Stamperia Reale,, Torino, 1789 - 2 volumi in-4° (cm. 26), legature leggermente successive in m. tela con titolo su tasselli ai dorsi, piatti marmorizzati, tagli spruzzati; pp. [8] XXVI 327 [1], [4] 516 in buono stato, con alcuni fregi silografici, 2 vignette araldiche in rame n.t. e molti stemmi araldici in silografia (sporadiche fioriture, lievi bruniture e alcuni segni d'uso). Edizione originale e unica di una famosa opera sulla storia ecclesiastica di Mondovì dedicata al vescovo Giuseppe Antonio Maria Corte. Il primo volume è di biografie, il secondo di documenti. Cfr. Lozzi 5249n. Esemplare molto buono.

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      Port-au-Prince: Chez Bourdon, 1789. Folded folio sheet, retaining the conjugate blank. Minor edge wear, small areas of discoloration on front page, else near fine. Untrimmed. A rare extract from the records of the Higher Council of Saint Domingue, from Dec. 29, 1789. This measure, ignoring the ongoing French Revolution, suspends an assignment entrusted to Mr. Ruotte on the visit and inventory of courts administration services and bailiwicks in Cap Français. Very rare, with only one copy in OCLC, at the John Carter Brown Library. OCLC 79464087.

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        Recherche des Principes de l'économie politique, ou Essai sur la science de la police intérieure des Nations libres, Dans lequel on traite spécialement de la population, de l'agriculture, du commerce, de l'industrie, du numéraire, des especes monnoyées, de l'intérêt de l'argent, de la circulation des banques, du change, du crédit public, et des impôts. Par le Chevalier Jacques Steuart, baronnet.

      de l'Imprimerie de Didot l'ainé 1789-1790, A Paris - 5 vol. in-8 de XVLIV-458-(1) pp. ; VII-(1)-499 pp. ; XLII-(2)-431 pp. ; (2)-VIII-456 pp. et VIII-569 pp., basane marbrée, dos lisse orné, pièces de titre en maroquin noir et de tomaison en maroquin rouge (reliure de l'époque). Première édition française rare de cet ouvrage qui marque le point culminant de la pensée économique brtannique avant la publication de la Richesse des nations. C'est dans ce livre qu'apparaît pour la première fois le terme économie politique en anglais. Oeuvre majeure de l'économiste écossais James Steuart (1712-1780), publiée en 1767 en 2 vol. in-4 à Londres. Il est le précurseur d'Adam Smith et ses théories sur la population anticipent largement celles de Malthus ; Il a posé de façon tout à fait moderne les grands principes qui opposent toujours les théoriciens pour déterminer l'organisation optimale du paysage économique. Le traducteur Etienne-François de Senovert (1753-1831) se plaint dans la préface de ce que l'oeuvre de Steuart n'a pas eu, à son apparition le succès qu'elle méritait. Il se plaint aussi qu'on l'a souvent copiées sans le citer ; il s'élève notament contre Adam Smith lui-même. Steuart, éclipsé après 1776, fut redécouvert à la fin du XIXe siècle par des disciples allemands qui l'ont toujours reconnu en tant que vrai fondateur de la science économique. « Sir James Steuart had misfortune to be followed by Adam Smith in less than a decade. Otherwise, his work would probably have served as the standard English economic text » (Carpenter, Economic Bestsellers, p. 20). Pour Joseph Schumpeter (History of Economics Analysis, p. 176) il s?agit d?une « oeuvre de première importance ». Bon exemplaire. Coiffes usées, quelques rousseurs. Manque à Enaudi et à Golsmith ; Kress, s. 5268.

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        La musica. Poema di D. Tommaso Iriarte tradotto dal Castigliano dall'abate Antonio Garzia.

      1789 - Venezia, nella Stamperia di Antonio Curti, 1789. In 4to, (cm. 21,5); pp. (48), 149, (1) + XXXIV + ANTIPORTA e 5 TAVOLE finemente inc. in rame da M.S.Carmona, J. Ballestrier, F. Sebna da disegni di G. Ferro: tutte le incisioni, riferite ai passi del poema, dei quali riportano le iscrizioni in spagnolo, raffigurano fanciulle, satiri, e putti con vari strumenti musicali, a fiato e ad arco. Legatura coeva in cartone. Elegante traduzione italiana di questo poema didascalico, pubblicato nel 1779 del letterato e teorico d'arte T. Iriarte (1750-1791); Diviso in cinque canti (Elementi della musica, espressione musicale, Dignità ed usi vari della musica, segnatamente nel tempio; Uso della musica in Teatro; Uso della musica nella società privata e nella solitudine;) ebbe notevole fama e si attirò ampi elogi da parte del Metastasio. Il poema è preceduto da un prologo ed una prefazione, e seguito da dotte annotazioni. "Nel 1780, pubblicato a spese dello stato per volontà del Floridablanca, uscì il poemetto in cinque canti -La Musica- di carattere didascalico, essenzialmente tecnico per l'arte del violino, con generali considerazioni sull'efficacia della musica nel suscitare gli affetti." Enc. Treccani. ". A la tete de ses productions littéraires se place un poeme sur la musique dont le succès a été brillant et que les Espagnols ont classé parmi les chefs-d'oeuvre de leur poésie. Le mérite principal de ce poeme consiste dans l'harmonie des vers." Fetis, VIII, 501. ". d'interesse particolareè il canto IV dove la definizione e la difesa del melodramma sono affidate a Jommelli, il quale, dopo aver elencato i -musicos divinos- (italiani nella maggioranza, con deliberata omissione degli spagnoli) che avevano illustrato il genere, tesse un elogio di Gluck solo paragonabile a quello che I. aveva fatto di Haydn, suo maggiore idolo musicale." Enc. dello spettacolo. Morazzoni, 238. PRIMA edizione italiana. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Compendio della vita del beato Sebastiano d'Apparizio, laico professo dell'ordine de' Minori Osservanti del Padre S. Francesco della provincia del Santo Evangelio nel Messico. [with] Coleccion de estampas que representan los principales pasos, echos, y prodigios del Bto. Frai Sebastian de Aparizio, relig[ios]o. franciscano de la provincia del S[an]to Evangelio de Mexico. Dispuesta por el R.P. Fr. Mateo Ximenez.

      Rome: Stamperia Salomoni I: 4to (24.2 cm, 9.5"). xvi pp., port., 228 pp., [1] f. II: 4to (23.5 cm, 9.125"). Engr. title, [100] of [129] plts.. 1789 From humble carter to revered and beatified lay Franciscan is not an easy course to pursue in life, but Sebastián de Aparicio (1502–1600) accomplished it in Mexico. Although he was married multiple times, he is said to have remained chaste, deciding in 1574 to abandon his secular lifestyle for that of a lay Franciscan. He is said to have had great ability to manage and calm animals, including near-wild bulls. His life was filled with teaching, begging, and accomplishing near-impossible things. => Offered here is the first edition of Ximénez's biography of this beatified Mexican and the fine album of plates illustrating events in his life (see our caption, above). Finding the "life" and the volume of plates together is uncommon. Only by happenstance did the two volumes come to us within months of one another, from two different continents, allowing us to marry them for this offering. For example, in the U.S., only the Lilly and Bancroft Libraries report owning both works. There is some question as to the number of plates in a complete copy of the Colección: Some sources call for an engraved title-page and 128 plates, while others call for 129 plates. There seems not to have been an edition of the Vita in Spanish. Vita: Contemporary Italian binding of quarter leather with "wallpaper" covered boards; edges of boards seriously rubbed and exposing underlying paste boards. Internally very good. Colección: 20th-century Spanish quarter leather, with paper in imitation of treed calf on the covers. Private ownership stamps on title-page. Missing 29 plates; the other hundred in very good condition.

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      [Cap Français], 1789. single folded sheet. Minor soiling. Untrimmed. Near fine. This imprint consists of a speech made to the Northern General Assembly, based in the leading city of the colony, Cap Francais, criticising a list of grievances filed by the colony of Saint Domingue. Of particular interest is an article regarding the inherent superiority of the upper class, particularly plantation owners, which the speaker denigrates as bestowing an arbitrary power and dignity on them. These "doleances" (complaints) came from the small planters who were ready to use the French Revolution to attack the grand planters, causing the hierarchy of the colony to deteriorate rapidly. This served as a precursor to the devastating slave revolt which soon followed. A rare imprint, evidently unrecorded.

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        Letters on Slavery to Which are Added Addresses to the Whites, and to the Free Negroes of Barbadoes

      London: Printed and Sold By J. Phillips , 1789. Collation, x,190, errata, possible lacking half title?. Bound in modern quarter calf. Binding in excellent clean firm condition. Internally, pages in very good clean condition throughout. A very nice clean well bound copy. . First Edition. Quarter Calf. Very Good Plus. 8vo.

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        Des Königlichen Stuhls und der Kaiserlichen freyen Reichs-Stadt Aachen Raths- und Staats-Kalender oder Schematismus auf das Jahr Christi 1790. Mit Römisch- Kaiserl. Majestät allergnäd. Privileg, auch des hohen Stadt-Raths besonderer Censur und Freiheit. EA.

      Aachen, bey Heinrich Dullje (Dülje), Buchhändler in der Schmidstraße, (1789). - 14 nn. Bll., 115(1) S. Mit gest. Frontispiz (kleine Ansicht von Aachen, allegorische Darstellung des Genius loci von Aachen, Friedensengel mit der Botschaft "Des Krieges müde. Zu Aachen Friede"). 12°, brauner Lederband der Zeit auf 2 Bünden, über dünnen Holzdeckeln, mit etwas Blindfiletenprägung auf beiden Deckeln, blindgepr. Wappenvignette (Aachener Wappen) auf d. Vorderdeckel u. blindgepr. Fleuron auf d. hinteren Deckel, Reste einer Metallschließe. Einband etwas beschabt; Rücken mit kleiner Fehlstelle am oberen Kapital sowie mit wenigen kleinen Wurmlöchern; etwas größerer Wurmgang am vorderen Rückengelenk (auch am vorderen Innengelenk); von der Schließe sind nur noch die beiden Befestigungen auf den Deckeln vorhanden; Vordervorsatz herausgetrennt; vorderer Innendeckel mit kleinen Bezugspapierfehlstellen, hinterer Innendeckel mit größerer Bezugspapierfehlstelle, so daß hier das Holz des Deckels sichtbar wird; Frontispiz mit winzigem Randeinriss, winzigem Randknick und winzigen Knickspuren in den Ecken; Innendeckelbezüge (Spiegel) und hinterer Vorsatz etwas gebräunt; hinterer Vorsatz mit kleinem Randausriss und winziger Knickspur; hinterer Vorsatz und letztes Blatt mit kleinem Wurmloch im weissen Rand; leicht im Block gelockert; einige Blätter gering angerändert; gering stockfleckig und gebräunt; Frontispiz und Titel leicht fingerfleckig; teils winzige Knickspuren in den Ecken; alter Besitzvermerk (hebräisch) auf dem vorderen Innendeckel, Vorbesitzerstempel auf dem Titel. Beim Einband handelt es sich wohl um einen Einband der für den Rat der Stadt Aachen gefertigt wurde, also um eine Art Originaleinband - insgesamt ein ordentliches, vollständiges Exemplar des Jahrganges 1790 der äußerst selten gewordenen Aachener Ratskalender. Nicht bei Vennen und in der Sammlung Crous. Buch DE [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Journey Through The Crimea To Constantinople In a Series of Letters From the Right Honourable Elizabeth Lady Craven, to His Serene Highness the Margrave of Brandebourg, Anspach, and Bareith. Written in the Year M CDD LXXXVI.

      London: Printed for G.G.J. And J.Robinson 1789 - London: Printed for G.G.J. And J.Robinson, 1789, First Edition. 4to Ð 27.8 cm. (2), [8], 327 pp., [1] directions to the binder, (2). with Half-title. Engraved fold-out map of the Crimea (frontis.) & 6 engraved plates including 1 fold-out. 20th century half-calf and marbled boards, endpapers replaced, a very strong and attractive binding; pages crisp and with a pleasing acoustical quality, only the slightest of beginning intermittent foxing, normal offsetting on pages adjacent to plate leaves. A very clean and complete copy in Near Fine condition. Rare. A straight forward account of travels through France, Austria, Poland, Russia, Turkey and Greece, written in the form of letters addressed from Lady Craven to her future husband, the Margrave of Anspach. While in Constantinople she stayed with Choiseul-Gouffier Ð letter forty-five contains comments on his activities as a collector. "Lady Craven is said to have been the first woman that descended into the grotto of Antiparos." (Cox) She was also a noted dramatist and was greatly admired by Horace Walpole, who printed her comedy 'The Sleepwalker' at the Strawberry Hill Press in 1778. The plates depict the source of the River Kaarasou in the Crimea, a Turkish boat, a Turkish burial ground, the Grotto of the Antiparos, Siphanto, and the Convent of Panacrado from the Bay of Gabrio. Cox I pp. 197-98; Robinson, Wayward Women, pp. 87-88. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Essays on physiognomy, designed to promote the knowledge and the love of mankind ... illustrated by more than eight hundred engravings accurately copied; and some duplicates added from originals.

      London: Printed for John Murray, No. 32, Fleet-Street; H. Hunter, D.D. Charles's-Square; and T. Holloway, No. 11, Bache's-Row, Hoxton 4to in 2's (34.1 cm, 13.4"). 3 vols. in 5. I: [11] ff., iv, [10], 281 pp. (i.e., 285); 15 plates. II, part 1: xii, 238 pp.; 45 plates. II, part 2: [3] ff., pp. [239]–444; 47 plates. III, pt. 1: xii, 252 pp.; 25 plates. III, pt. 2: [3] ff., pp. 253-437 (i.e., 181 pp.), [9] pp.; 42 plates.. 1789–98 First edition in English of => Lavater's study of character based on physical attributes. Originally published in German (Physiognomische Fragmente, 1775–78), these influential Essays were translated into English by Henry Hunter (1741–1802) from the subsequent French edition (La Haye, 1781-87), and published in 41 parts under the direction of Royal Academy artists Henry Fuseli (1741–1825) and Thomas Holloway (1748–1827), who both contributed illustrations. In fact, Lavater (1741–1801), a Swiss priest and poet, had no part in the new publication; Hunter arranged the endeavor with Holloway and publisher John Murray without the consent of the author, who learned of the project after it had gone to press, and objected, fearing a new edition would subtract from sales of the old. These books contain => over 360 engraved illustrations in the text and => 132 full-page engraved plates, many of which Holloway copied directly from the French edition; it's the multiple images on the full-page plates that produce the proud claim of "more than 800 engravings" on the title-page. They include => portraits of famous wrinkled writers, philosophers, musicians, monarchs, statesmen, and Lavater himself; silhouettes of Jesus and portraits of Mary; details of male, female, and animal attributes; and skulls, hairlines, eyes, noses, and mouths, among other features, engraved by Holloway, Fuseli, William Blake (1757–1827), James Neagle (1765–1822), Anker Smith (1759–1819), James Caldwall (1739–ca. 1819), Isaac Taylor (1730–1807), and William Sharp (1749–1824), inter alios, after works of art by Rubens, Van Dyke, Raphael, Fuseli, LeBrun, Daniel Chodowiecki (1726–1801). The commentary on these images makes this a work of => art history/criticism, as Lavater is both free and detailed in his notes of how various artists handle details of physiognomy and body language to express character and engender beauty. The first systematic treatise on physiognomy was written by Aristotle. Publications on the subject continued steadily throughout the ages, although the developing study of anatomy in the 17th century detracted interest from what later came to be known as pseudoscience. Lavater's is the only notable treatise in the 18th century, and indeed, ". . . [his] name would be forgotten but for [this] work," which was very popular in France, Germany, and England (EB). Provenance: Bookplate of Nicholas Power on front pastedown of all five volumes (related to Richard Power, Esq., of Ireland, listed as a subscriber?); and bookplate of Gordon Abbott on front free endpaper of three volumes, engraved by J.W. Spenceley of Boston in 1905. Contemporary calf ruled and tooled in gilt and blind with gilt board edges and gilt turn-ins, rebacked old style; marbled edges, and blue silk marker in all volumes. Extremities rubbed and corners bumped with small loss to leather. At least one small marginal tear in each volume; offsetting from letterpress on a few leaves; very mild to quite moderate foxing (or none) on illustrations, offset onto surrounding leaves; and other occasional minor stains. Most plates protected by tissue. => A monument of labor, art, and excellent "system" devoted to an exploded but fascinating theory; in fact, a wonder.

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      [London?], 1789. 1 sheet measuring 3 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, mounted on cardboard backing. Old fold lines. Near fine. Receipt for a print of one of Trumbull's most famous historical paintings, "The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar, 27 November 1781." The receipt reads: "Received the 16th Day of June, 1789, from Rev. Dr. Davis the Sum of Three guineas, being One Half of the Subscription for a Proof Print of the Sortie of Gibraltar, which We promise to deliver, according to the Proposals. [signed] J.Cracknell, Jno. Trumbull, Willm. Sharp." The receipt bears an embossed notary seal. Trumbull had been, up to this point, primarily painting scenes from the American Revolution. Being in England, and finding his Revolutionary scenes none too popular in that venue, he undertook to celebrate a British feat of arms, producing this masterful work. Hailed as the official painter of the Revolution, Trumbull studied painting and art in England and France. The youngest son of the governor of Connecticut, the elder John Trumbull very much wanted his son to go into law. Trumbull did study the law, but gladly joined the fight against the British when the Revolution broke out. He eventually served as Washington's second aide-de- campe, having been brought to the General's attention through some very accurate drawings he had made of British gun emplacements. He rose to the rank of colonel as a deputy adjutant-general, but resigned the commission he finally received because it was dated three months late, a slight his honor could not stand. He refused to return to the law, finding it quite distasteful and chose instead to pursue his true passion, art, against his family's wishes. Though he was never particularly wealthy in this pursuit, he did achieve a certain amount of success in his own lifetime. Among his most famous works are those commissioned in 1817 by Congress to adorn the Capitol building: "The Surrender of General Burgoyne at Saratoga," "The Surrender of General Cornwallis at Yorktown," "The Declaration of Independence," and "The Resignation of General Washington." DAB XIX, pp.11-15. Helen A. Cooper, JOHN TRUMBULL: THE HAND AND SPIRIT OF A PAINTER, (Yale, 1982), pp.10-11.

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        Reales exequias, que por el fallecimiento del señor don Carlos III, rey de España y de las Indias, mando celebrar en la ciudad de Lima.

      Lima: En la Imprenta Real de los Niños Expósitos Folio. [2] ff., 169, [1 (blank)] pp., [1] f., 50 pp., fold. plt.. 1789 Fr. Rico, an Oratorian, describes the memorial services in Lima on the occasion of the death of King Carlos III, as well as the commemorative art work and its Neo-Latin epigraphs. Fray Bernardo Rueda's "Oracion funebre que en las solemnes exequias del Rey nuestro señor don Carlos III" has a sectional title-page and its own pagination. The folding plate is of =>the funeral monument erected in the king's memory. It is an extremely well executed, large engraving, signed by Vazquez and dated at Lima, 1789. NUC and WorldCat locate only three copies in the U.S. Searches of CCPB and the OPAC of the Spanish national library locate three Spanish libraries reporting ownership; COPAC finds no copies in Britain. => The number of "splendid ceremonies" books produced in colonial Peru is small: There is no census but we suspect the number to be around 20. Other interesting aspects of the work are that it is an important source on the social and artistic life of Lima in the decade following the Tupac Amaru rebellion and that it is from one of Latin America's famous presses of "orphan children. Contemporary limp vellum with neatly inked title on spine; all edges inked decoratively. Old blurred stamp on front free endpaper, old single numerals very faintly on title-pages. Small tear in margin of plate, not into image. Overall a very good copy, very clean and with wide margins.

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      [Cap Français], 1789. single sheet. Minor toning. Untrimmed. Very good. A defense of the importance of France's colonies, with a particular emphasis on the business and economic values, by the Marquis d'Aussigne. He warns of the consequences of a split between France and its Caribbean colonies, urging the French National Assembly to allow provincial administrations in the provinces. This desperate attempt to maintain aristocratic control over France's colonies came at the emergence of the Revolution and is a significant example of the futile attempts of the large planter class to preserve power and order. Apparently unrecorded.

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      [Cap Français]. Nov. 19, 1789. - 2pp. on a single sheet. Minor toning. Untrimmed. Very good. A defense of the importance of France's colonies, with a particular emphasis on the business and economic values, by the Marquis d'Aussigne. He warns of the consequences of a split between France and its Caribbean colonies, urging the French National Assembly to allow provincial administrations in the provinces. This desperate attempt to maintain aristocratic control over France's colonies came at the emergence of the Revolution and is a significant example of the futile attempts of the large planter class to preserve power and order. Apparently unrecorded.

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        Aphorisms on Man: translated from the Original Manuscript...

      Small 8vo. London: J. Johnson, 1789. Small 8vo, viii, 224 pages. With a frontispiece engraved by Blake after Fuseli. Old half calf neatly rebacked, a very good copy. Bookplate of PAW. Second edition (first printed in 1788), first state of the plate. The frontispiece is after a drawing by Fuseli (see Essick, Blake and His Contemporaries..., 43 for the original drawing) and is a powerful image. The text notes “End of Vol. I” but no further volumes appeared as a fire destroyed Lavater’s manuscript at the printer. The Huntington Library has Blake’s own copy, extensively annotated throughout. Bentley, Blake Books, 480. Essick and Easson 2, XXXII, 1c. Essick, William Blake’s Commercial Book Illustrations, XVIII. Pencil note at front recording that this copy was purchased from H.D. (Dicky) Lyon in 1987.

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      Bordeaux, 1789. Folio, on a folded sheet. Old folds. Old tape along lower half of left margin on first page. Some light soiling and wear at edges. Very good. Letter written to President George Washington by his wine merchants in Bordeaux, signed by agent Fenwick Mason, referring to various wines ordered by Washington, consisting of "26 dozen claret and 12 dozen vins de grave." Mason writes, in part: "We have taken much pains to procure this wine and are well persuaded it is the best to be had but we fear it (the claret particularly) may not be found fit for drinking immediately tho' it is old pure & of one of the first growths since it has just been bottled. As the best wine is always bought in cask, we beg leave to recommend to you to order always somewhat in advance that it may lie 6 or 8 months in bottle to ripen. In our last we told you that no good Champagne wine is to be had here, except when expressly ordered from that place, but a friend of ours at Rheims from whence that wine is sent, has spared us a case of 2 doz bottles (1 doz white sparkling & 1 doz still red) both of the best quality which we take the liberty to send you as a sample. If you find it pleasing we can always supply you by having timely orders. It will require two months to have it prepared and brought to this place. The principal objection is the expence of land carriage, which is heavy. The claret exceeds by a few bottles your orders, as it is in cases of 25 bottles we could not make the numbers nearer." Understandably, Washington would have quite a bit of entertaining to do as president and good wines were obviously necessary. An interesting letter, highlighting the cellars at the White House and the transatlantic means by which one ordered wine in the 18th century.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Abhandlungen von anatomischen Einspritzungen und Aufbewahrung anatomischer Präparate. [BOUND WITH:] Die Krankheiten der Haut, ihre Ursachen, ihre Symptome und ihre sowohl schickliche als widersinnige Behandlungen. [AND:] Untersuchung: Warum eingeimpfte Pocken eine gelindere Krankheit verursachen wie die durch die natürliche Ansteckung erregten. [AND:] Eigne Erfahrung und Wahrnehmungen vom Schaarbocke. Nebst einem Schreiben, die monatliche Reinigung der Grönlanderinnen betreffend, und etwas von der Kriebelkrankheit. [FOUR BOOKS].


      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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