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        Descrizione Dei Circhi Particolarmente Di Quello Di Caracalla E Dei Giucchi In Essi Celebrati. Opera postuma publicata da Carlo Fea.

      Roma Pagliarini 1789 - 1. edition. 44,5 x 31,5 cm. XXI, CXXX, XX S. Ill. Halbpergament der Zeit mit neuem Rückenschild, teilweise berieben, restauriert. Brunet 1, 848; Cicognara 3619; Olschki 16463; nicht im Ornamentstichkatalog. Erste Ausgabe. Mit gestochener Titelvig. , 4 textkupfern und 20 (7gefaltete) Kupfertafeln. Mit teilweise zusammengesetzten Faltplänen und rissen antiker Stadien sowie interessanten Aufnahmen ihrer besonderen arcjitektonischen Details. Biaconi war als Leibarzt am sächsischen Hof und später in Rom einflußreich für die Entwicklung Winkelmanns. - Teilweise etwas gebräunt und etwas fleckig. Gestochenes Exlibris des italienischen Künstlers Augusto Burchi. -------- First edition. With 20 (7 folded) engraved plates, four engraved head - and tailpisces. "Opera accrediata, e pina di dottrina". Some browning and spotting. Bound in contemporary half vellum, new spine label; partly rubbed, few restaurations. Bookplate of the Italien painter Augusto Burchi. 1.100 gr. Halbpergament der Zeit mit neuem Rückenschild, teilweise berieben, restauriert.

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        Plan of a society established in London, anno domini 1785,

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

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        "Authentic Letter from Botany Bay" dated Sydney Cove 12 July 1788 [in] The Morning Chronicle and London Advertiser

      London: R. Butters, Fleet Street, 1789. Broadside, 4pp., halfpenny tax stamp, a well preserved example. Scarce contemporary printing of an important letter from Port Jackson, dated Sydney Cove, 12 July 1788. Running to over 1500 words and including a good number of otherwise unrecorded personal reflections, it is a substantial contribution to the history of the First Fleet. A similar but significantly different letter was transcribed by Sir Joseph Banks, and was later printed in the Historical Records of New South Wales (see below). Such letters published in contemporary journals and newspapers represent a substantial alternative account of the early days of the colony. The published date of early May 1789 confirms that the original must have been carried on either the Borrowdale or the Prince of Wales, the only vessels to have reached England in time. It was written by an officer, but not likely a sailor (phrases such 'as far as I can recollect, we sailed from the Cape of Good Hope on the 20th of November 1787' are hardly the hallmark of a nautical man). The author was one of those who stayed in Botany Bay while Phillip and Hunter reconnoitred to the north, and while impressed with the beauty of Sydney harbour ('the finest in the known world'), he was bitter about the poor soil and land, and does not flinch from open criticism of Cook (and by implication, Banks). Some of the most interesting sections include comments on his attempt to cultivate his own plot of land and his affection for his three messmates, who have united their estates and sown half an acre of wheat. He also comments on buying six sheep at the Cape of Good Hope, but that they are 'dead through the badness of this country, or killed by some villains among the convicts.'The most notable aspect of the letter, however, is the author's sophisticated account of the flora and fauna of Sydney and keen eye for the habits of the aborigines - 'the natives are accurately described by Capt. Cook (I wish he had as faithfully described the country).' The notes on natural history are of some substance. However, despite having been given two acres of land and space for a garden, despite the establishment of a 'brick manufactory', despite their progress in building huts 'principally of the cabbage trees', despite having sown wheat and successfully grown some potatoes, the author is despondent about the settlement. His letter concludes with him venturing 'to say it will never answer the intentions of Government, and I make no doubt, but we shall be recalled, which I sincerely wish' and, even more strongly, 'I believe this country to be the outcast of God's works.'The letter is unsigned, but the author was likely either a supernumerary or a marine officer. It was surely not written by Tench, who was much more sanguine about the colony, it has little in common with Collins, and nothing with the only known work by the Reverend Richard Johnson (An Address to the Inhabitants, 1794). Nor does it share much with the journals and letters now held in the Mitchell and National Libraries. Indeed, given the letter's notes on natural history, it was quite possibly written by one of the medical men, who took the keenest interest in the flora and fauna of Sydney. Perhaps the most likely candidate is the Surgeon John White, with whose published account the letter shares several interests and not a few unusual phrases ("rara avis" to describe the black swan, the use of red gum as an "astringent", the note that the trees are only good for firewood, and the strong sense that the settlement should be abandoned). Of the other surgeons, perhaps another possible candidate is Dennis Considen, except it is hard to believe that he would have been so dismissive of Cook, as it might have given offence to Sir Joseph Banks, and at the time Considen was carefully attempting to garner the latter's patronage (but see HRNSW, vol. 1, part II, p. 220). If nothing else, White did have one of his later letters printed in the London Chronicle in December 1790.It is interesting to compare the text of this letter with a similar one which was transcribed by Sir Joseph Banks and retained in his papers, later being included in the Historical Records of New South Wales (vol. 1, part II, pp. 221-4). Although the two letters share enough in common to prove that they are in some way based on the same original, and while both share a sense of dismay about the fate of the settlement, there are significant differences in tone and structure; most interestingly, while the HRNSW letter is slightly fuller and more detailed, it lacks many of the more personal aspects of the Morning Chronicle version (such as the note on his messmates, the comments on his gardening, or the fate of the sheep he bought at the Cape). Another curious point is that the HRNSW letter is said to be "by an officer of the marines" (although the authority for this statement is not clear), and is dated 18 November 1788, five months later than the present letter. Whatever the case, Banks simply noted that it 'would not be prudent to rely wholly upon what this gent has advanced.'We have handled two separate printings of this letter, the present example and another in the London Chronicle. However, this example in the Morning Chronicle appears to be the first instance the letter is printed for the general public: dated April 24, it predates the later instance in the London Chronicle which was released during the first week of May 1789.

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        Le grand Porte - feuille politique a lâ??usage des Princes et des Ministres, des Ambassadeurs et des Hommes de lois... en dix - neuf tableaux contenant la Constitution actuelle des Empires, Royaumes, Republiques et autres principales Souverainetes de lâ??Europe...

      chez lâ??Auteur et chez Maradan 1789 Folio (cm. 55,3), 2 cc.nn. (occhietto e frontis.), XV, 3 pp.nn. con 19 tavv. a doppia pagina. Legatura inizio â??800 in mz. pelle con nervi, fili e fregi oro al ds. Tagli rossi. Interni lievemente ingialliti ma ottimo esemplare in carta forte. Edizione originale. Raro. Su ciascuna tavola (dedicate, tra lâ??altro, a: Granducato di Toscana, Russia, Turchia, Gran Bretagna, Regno delle due Sicilie, Sardegna, Stato Ecclesiastico, Polonia, Repubblica di Venezia, Province Unite, Repubblica di Genova, Ordine di Malta, Stati Uniti) sono indicate popolazione, stato militare, finanze, costituzione politica, moneta, commerci, ecc.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.]
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        [ESCLAVAGE] Réclamations et observations des colons, sur l'idée de l'abolition de la traite et de l'affranchissement des Nègres

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

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        Album der Freundschaft von Wolfgang Friedrich von Schenck.

      Marburg 1787-1789. - 292 Seiten mit zahlreichen Einträgen und 15 gemalten Porträt-Silhouetten, 2 Farbstiftzeichnungen, 2 Bleistiftzeichnungen beiliegend, 1 Stickerei sowie einer blattgroßen Bleistiftzeichnung von August Tischbein. Einige Leerseiten, wenige Seiten entfernt. 10,5 x 17,5 cm, Leder der Zeit mit Vergoldung, goldgeprägten Initialen W.F.V.S., Goldschnitt. In Pappschatulle. Umfangreiches Album des jungen Wolfgang Friedrich von Schenck (1768-1848) aus seiner Marbuger Studentenzeit, überwiegend mit Einträgen seiner Kommilitonen und Freunde. Der Eintrag von Tischbein vom 15. September 1787 ist unterzeichnet "August Tischbein aus Lübeck", als von dem sog. Lübecker Tischbein (1768-1848) aus der Malerfamilie, der sich zu der Zeit als Schüler bei seinem Onkel in Kassel aufhielt. Während sich August Tischbein später als Maler in Rostock niederließ, wurde Schenck Verwaltungsjurist und erster Landrat des Kreises Siegen. - Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ruolo delli Cavalieri, Cappellani conventuali, e Serventi dâ??armi ricevuti nella veneranda lingua dâ??Italia della sagra Religione Gerosolimitana, e distinti nelli rispettivi Priorati

      nella Stamperia del Palazzo di S.A.E., per Fra Giovanni Mallia suo stampat. 1789 4to (cm. 22,5), 116 pp. Assenti, come sovente, due carte finali (â??Errataâ?? ed ultima bianca). Legatura coeva in carta marmorizzata policroma (ds. usurato). Annotazioni di antica mano riguardanti aggiunte di numerosi nominativi nel ruolo dei Cavalieri di Venezia. Minime ingialliture e qualche piccolo segno ad inchiostro, altrimenti ottimo esemplare. Raro.

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        Saggio di memorie della città di Tolentino raccolte ed illustrate.

      presso Antonio Cortesi e B. Capitani,, Macerata, 1789 - Cm. 26,5, pp. xiii (7) 381 (1). Con stemma inciso al frontespizio e 5 tavole fuori testo (di cui 2 ripiegate). Solida legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida, dorso liscio con fregi e titoli in oro su doppio tassello. Tagli colorati. Qualche leggera e sporadica fioritura, peraltro esemplare genuino ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Si tratta della rara edizione originale di quest'opera erudita sulla storia della città marchigiana. Cfr. Lozzi, 5370. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Narrative of Four Journeys Into the Country of the Hottentots, and Caffraria in the Years One Thousand and Seventy-Seven, Eight, and Nine.

      

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        The Death of Amnon. A Poem. With an Appendix: Containing Pastorals and other Poetical Pieces

      Coventry: Printed for the Author, by N. Rollason, 1789, 1789. First edition. Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, page 144; Johnson, Provincial Poetry, 406. A fine copy. Rare.. 8vo, modern gray boards and printed paper label period style. ??-page list of subscribers. A remarkable collection of poems by a long-serving maidservant, Elizabeth Hands, in the Huddesford family, nearly Coventry, printed at the Rugby School press and published by subscription. Among the impressive number of 1500 subscribers are Anna Seward, Joseph Banks and Edmund Burke. Mrs. Hands had previously published some of her poems under the pseudonym "Daphne" in the Coventry Mercury.

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        An Abridgement of Portlock and Dixon's Voyage Round the World

      London: Printed for John Stockdale - and George Goulding,, 1789 A contemporary abridged edition of the principal account of the first commercial voyage to the Northwest Coast and the first English voyage to visit Hawaii after that of Captain James Cook. Contains a large map bound in the front. Front free endpaper is detached, foxing throughout. A very rare abridgement of the classic book. In September 1785 Portlock and Dixon sailed from England. Portlock was in command of the larger vessel, the 320 ton (BOM) King George, with a crew of 59. Dixon's was in command of the 200 ton (BOM) Queen Charlotte, with a crew of 33. Dixon and Portlock sailed together for most of their three year voyage. They crossed the Atlantic Ocean, reaching the Falkland Islands in January 1786, and transited Cape Horn to enter the Pacific Ocean. They reached the Hawaiian islands on 24 May and anchored in Kealakekua Bay (where Cook had been killed in 1779), but did not go ashore. They took on fresh food at other Hawaiian islands and proceeded on to what is now Alaska. After two years of plying the waters, Portlock and Dixon departed North America, reaching Macao in November 1788. On their return Portlock and Dixon published an account of the voyage, based in part on letters written by William Beresford, the trader on the expedition. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        A Mad Bull (Hand-Coloured Aquatint). 1789

      London.: R. Cornman, 1789. 1st Edition . Loose as Issued. . Very Good/Not applicable. Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall. R. Dodd. This "First state" 1789 Aquatint engraved by R. Dodd and published by R. Cornman. First published in 1789 and re-issued in 1805.The colours are still very strong & bright, no stains, the engraving is in a 20th century plain wood frame with a wash-line mount. Measures Approx 51 x 62 cm (inc frame). The name of the artist lower left and the engraver lower right, no other publisher or imprint marks, but as described in the "Life Of George Morland" 1824, which also furnished the printer details for me to add here as part of its history. *One of the more interesting and dynamic artists of his day, his dissolute and frivolous lifestyle kept his adventures picturesque and at the same time sad. He died aged only 41 in poverty and a reduced figure. 1763-1804. This print removed from a large local "private" estate.

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        The History of Greece. Vols I & II of the 3 Volume 2nd Edition

      Cadell, London 1789 - 2 vols. pp. Frontis Map, xvii, 476; xvi, 695. Newly rebound in full leather. Raised ribs to spine, gilt bands to ribs, gilt labels. New epps (in period-appropriate paper) sewn in. Text blocks very clean, bright and unmarked. A fine, robust pair with the bookplates of the Earl of Granard. The second edition 1789-1790 is complete in 3 volumes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Naamregister van alle de Heeren Leden der Regeering in de Vereenigde Provincien met derzelver Gedeputeerden in de Generaliteits Collegien. Als mede de Heeren Leden der Regeering des Landschaps Drenthe, En de Steden onder het Resort van de Generaliteit. Voor den Jaare 1789. WAARBIJ: Naamen van de Regeeringe der zes stemmende Steden van Zeeland, Uitmaakende de Staaten van Zeeland, benevens de Collegien van Gecommitteerde Raaden, ter Admiraliteit, in de Rekenkamer, den Raad van Vlaanderen, enz. WAARBIJ: Naamregister der Leeden, Steeden, en Regeering derzelve, Uyt welke de Vergaderinge van Hun Edele Groot Mogende de Heeren Staten van Holland en West-Vriesland bestaat, In welke te vinden zyn, die Sessie hebben in de Respective Hooge Collegien, a

      Amsterdam, Petrus Schouten, en Reinier Ottens 1789 - 7 werken in 1 band, 48, 192, 108, 92, 168, 22, 48 p. Origineel Perkament, 12°

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        Etat nominatif des pensions sur le Trésor royal, imprimé par ordre de l'Assemblée nationale.

      de l'Imprimerie Nationale 1789-1791, A Paris - 4 vol. in-4 de 531 pp. ; 574 pp. ; 548 pp. ; 492 pp.,veau havane marbré, dos orné à nerfs, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge et de tomaison en maroquin vert, double filet doré sur les coupes, jaspures bleues sur les tranches (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale rare. Importante publication révolutionnaire contenant les noms et qualités des pensionnaires, les dons, gratifications et pensions, l'état de leurs services et les observations sur les motifs qui leur ont mérités leur traitement octroyés par le roi. Cet état divisé en 7 classes plus 1 supplément, fut publié par les soins du Comité des finances. Il corresond aux retenues graduelles et proportionnelles auxquelles elles avaient été assujetties par les arrrêts du Conseil des 29 janvier 1770 et 13 octobre 1787. Bel exemplaire sur papier vélin dans une élégante reliure de l'époque. Tourneux, III, 13457. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Ingénue Saxancour, ou la Femme séparée, Histoire propre à démontrer, combien il est dangereux pour les Filles de se marier par entêtement, et avec précipitation, malgré leurs Parens : Écrite par Elle-même.

      - Liège et Paris, Maradan, 1789. 3 volumes in-12, demi-maroquin violine janséniste, dos à 5 nerfs, titre et tomaison dorés, daté en pied, tranches rouges (rel. du XIXe s.), 248 p.; (4), 240 p. et (4), 260, (2) p. Edition originale de premier tirage de "l’ouvrage le plus cruel de Restif", qui relate les infortunes d'une jeune fille mal mariée, à qui son mari-tortionnaire fait subir tous les sévices, moraux et physiques, les plus ignobles. Sans doute s'agit-il d'Agnès, la propre fille de l'auteur, qu'on sait en avoir été amoureux et soupçonne d'avoir abusé d'elle. "L’un des livres les plus atroces qui soit sur les violences conjugales, inoubliable grâce au personnage d’Agnès-Ingénue, si totalement abandonnée de son entourage, et surtout à celui de Moresquin dont la monstruosité ne le cède qu'aux seuls héros de Sade". "Il est très-possible que ce livre ait été rédigé par Agnès elle-même, qui savait écrire et qui, à l’exemple de sa mère, composait des vers et des pièces de théâtre. Cet ouvrage est le plus rare de tous ceux de Restif, soit que l’édition ait été détruite en bloc, soit que les exemplaires aient été recherchés systématiquement pour être détruits l’un après l’autre. Restif, en effet, a dépassé dans ce roman toutes les bornes du cynisme ( ). 'Ingénue Saxancour' est aujourd’hui absolument introuvable" (Paul Lacroix). Chaque volume contient, enchâssé au milieu du récit, une pièce de théâtre. (Conlon, 'Siècle des Lumières', 89 :10611. Paul Lacroix (P.L. Jacob), 'Restif', n° XXXVI, p. 313-319. Rives Child, n° XXXV-1, p. 307-309, qui ne recense que 4 exemplaires dont le sien). Faux-titre et titre du vol. I réparé dans leur marge sup. sans perte de texte. Feuillet 167-174 et 185-190 salis. Manque 1 feuillet (sur 2) du prospectus d’annonce des 'Provinciales' en fin. Exemplaire bien complet des pages 249-252 du tome III qui ont été retranchées de presque tous les exemplaires. Petite étiquette imprimée "A. Retourné, Amiens". Très bon exemplaire, bien relié. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Mélanges de philosophie et d'économie politique.

      Paris, Briand 1789 - 2 vol. in-8, XVI-463 et [4]-VIII-562-[2] pp., avec un tableau dépliant (au volume I), basane marbrée, dos à nerfs cloisonnés et fleuronnés, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Coins émoussés, mais bon exemplaire. Edition originale : ce titre sera repris l'année suivante sous la dénomination de Principes de politiques, de finances, d'agriculture, de législation, mais c'est le même texte. L'avocat Guillaume Grivel (1735-1810) y développe des idées très proches de celles des Physiocrates. INED, 2160. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The History and Antiquities of the Town and County of the Town of Newcastle Upon Tyne - Vols 1&2

      London: Printed for B.White & Son and T&I.Egerton, 1789. Newcastle upon Tyne, including an account of the coal trade of that place and embellished with engraved views of the public buildings etc. Volume One, xvi, 676pp plus index, frontis and twenty one plates including the folding map of Newcastle upon Tyne. Volume Two, 723pp plus index. frontis and nine plates. All plates present and correct according to binders list. Most plates have some foxing ranging from medium to light. Text pages are clean except for set off from some of the plates.Recently rebound in full goatskin with the original library plate of Joseph Oswald of Newcastle upon Tyne saved and remounted.. Full Goatskin. Good Plus. 310x250mm.

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        Svmma Plantarvm qvae hactenvs innotvervnt methodo Linnaeana per genera et species digesta illvstrata descripta.

      - Mediolani, typis Imper. Monast. Ambrosii Majoris, 1789-1792. 6 volumes. 8vo (202 x 120mm). pp. vi, 497; 459; 557; 487; 458; 397, xliii. Contemporary half calf, spines with gilt lines and gilt lettered black labels (Together with:) VITMAN, F. Summae Plantarum a fulgentio Vitman in lucem editae Anno 1789. Supplementum. Tomus I. Mediolani, Apud Pirotam et Masperum, 1802. 8vo (202 x 120mm). pp. viii, 384. Contemporary half calf, spine with gilt lines and gilt lettered black labels. A fine uniformly bound set with the rare supplement. Fulgenzio Vitman (1728-1806) was an Italian botanist and clergyman. Professor of botany and director of the Pavia botanical garden 1763-1773; professor of botany at the Lyceum of Brera, Milano 1774 and founder of the botanical garden of the Lyceum 1781.Stafleu & Cowan 16255. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PRINTED RECEIPT FOR SUBSCRIPTION FEE FOR SORTIE OF GIBRALTAR].

      [London?] June 16,, . 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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        Baiersche Flora. - 2 Bände -- angebunden: ders.: Vom Pflanzenschlafe und von anverwandten Erscheinungen bey Pflanzen.

      München, Strobl 1789 - Halbleder-Einband der Zeit mit zwei Rückenschildern. - 753; 670, (34) Seiten, mit gest. Frontispiz und 2 gestochenen Titelkupferstichen. Angebunden an den ersten Band ist Schrank's seltenes Werk "Vom Pflanzenschlafe" Ingolstadt, Krüll, 1792. 55 Seiten. -- Sehr seltenes Werk in schönen zeitgenössischen Einbänden. -- Franz von Paula Schrank (1747 in Vornbach am Inn heute: Neuburg am Inn; † 22. Dezember 1835 in München) war ein deutscher Botaniker, Insektenforscher und Mitglied des Jesuitenordens. Er besuchte das heutige Gymnasium Leopoldinum in Passau und trat dem Jesuitenorden bei. 1776 erhielt er in Wien den Doktortitel für Theologie und wurde Professor für Mathematik und Physik am Lyzeum in Amberg. 1784 wurde er Professor an der ersten bayerischen Universität in Ingolstadt. Nach der Verlegung der Universität 1800 nach Landshut setzte er dort seine Tätigkeit als Hochschullehrer fort. Von 1809 bis 1832 war Schrank der erste Direktor des Botanischen Gartens in München. -- Original! - Keine Kopie! - Kein Nachdruck! Many antique maps and prints in our shop! - Viele weitere antiquarische Bücher und alte Grafiken in unserem shop! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Was heißt und zu welchem Ende studiert man Universalgeschichte? Eine Akademische Antrittsrede bey Eröffnung seiner Vorlesungen gehalten. 32 S. Halbleinenbd um 1900 mit vergold. Rückentitel.

      Jena, Akademische Buchhandlung, 1789. - Sehr seltener erster Druck der ersten Ausgabe von Schillers Antrittsvorlesung. Gleich nach Drucklegung war Schiller genötigt, einen veränderten Druck zu besorgen, da die Fakultät den von ihm auf dem Titel gewählten Titel "Professor der Geschichte" ablehnte und Schiller diesen in "Professor der Philosophie" ändern musste. Diese 2. Fassung taucht heute üblicherweise im Handel auf. Gleichzeitig ist der Text in Wielands 'Der Teutsche Merkur' erschienen. Schiller war auf Betreiben Goethes und Frau von Steins in Jena zum Professor ernannt worden. Diese Vorlesung am 26. Mai beschäftigt sich ausführlich mit dem Unterschied zwischen dem "Brotgelehrten" und dem "philosophischen Kopf". Schillers an die Studenten gerichtete Absage an das "unfruchtbare Einerlei der Schulbegriffe" wurde jedoch von einem Teil der Professoren als Angriff gegen sie selbst verstanden. Ebenso wie die Vorlesung am Folgetag ist sie von weltbürgerlichem Optimismus des aufgeklärten 18. Jahrhunderts gefüllt wie vom Glauben an die unbeschränkten Möglichkeiten der Universalgeschichte. "Wenn den Universalhistoriker, so Schiller, auch vor allem nur das interessiert, was zur gegenwärtigen Vervollkommnung der Welt beigetragen hat, so vermag er die Bruchstücke des Wissens doch 'zum System, zu einem vernunftmäßig zusammenhängenden Ganzen' zu ordnen. Die Vorlesung gipfelt in der Feststellung: 'Unser menschliches Jahrhundert herbeizuführen haben sich – ohne es zu wissen oder zu erzielen – alle vorhergehenden Zeitalter angestrengt'" (KNLL). – Titel mit altem handschriftl. Besitzeintrag in Blei. Etwas stockfleckig, einige Blatt stärker. Exlibris. – Goed. V 186, 8; Marcuse 94; Brieger 2116; Borst 610.

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        Blick v. Alten Zoll zum Siebengebirge, "Vue de Godesberg du Coté de la Ville de Bonn".

      - Kupferstich v. C. W. Bock n. C. Dupuis, 1789, 18,5 x 28,5 Zu Dupuis siehe Merlo, Kölner Künstler, Spalte 206. - Rechts unten kleine Seperatansicht der Ruine Godesburg.

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        Aminta. Favola boschereccia... ora per la prima volta alla sua vera lezione ridotta

      coâ?? caratteri bodoniani 1789 4to (cm. 30,2), 7 cc.nn. (di cui la prima bianca), 14 pp., 1 c.nn., 142 pp. Medaglione con ritratto del Tasso al frontis. e testatina incisa da J.Lucatelli. Legatura più tarda in piena pergamena con nervi, fili, fregi e titolo oro su tassello in pelle al ds. Alcune ingialliture e lievi macchie sulle prime carte altrimenti ottimo esemplare in barbe. Manca una carta bianca finale e lâ??Avviso che, come spiega Brooks, non si trova in tutti gli esemplari. Prima edizione bodoniana in tiratura di 101 esemplari. Una contraffazione che porta la stessa data fu pubblicata dal fratello di Bodoni nel 1792. Gamba, 958: â??magnifica edizioneâ??; Brooks, 379; Brunet, V, 673: â??une des plus belles éditions de Bodoniâ??.

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        Topografia del porto della città di Genova nel solo ristretto delle sue mura vecchie, coll'indicazione delle chiese e luoghi principali, dedicata a sua eccellenza il sig. Gerolamo Durazzo.

      Genova, 1789 - Incisione in rame, mm 400x558. Rarissima pianta della città pubblicata da Ivone Gravier. Ottimo esemplare a pieni margini con uno strappo restaurato.

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        Las siete partidas del sabio Rey Don Alonso El Nono

      Oficina de Benito Cano, Madrid 1789 - Glosadas por el Licenciado Gregorio López, del Consejo Real de Indias de S. M. Página 646 muy deteriorada. Solo el Tomo I que contiene la I y II partida. Encuadernación de pergamino original, bastante deteriorada en la tapa delantera y el lomo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tercera, cuarta y quinta partidas de Alfonso el Sabio.

      1789 - En la Tercera Partida de la página I a la VI del índice están bastante dobladas, arrugadas y presentan importante deterioro. Ausentes las páginas VII y VIII. La página 911 (última) se encuentra presente solo un aparte de ella y esta adherida a la parte interna de la tapa posterior. Encuadernación con cuero en el lomo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Peerage of Ireland: or A Genealogical History of the Present Nobility of That Kingdom

      Robinson, London 1789 - Good overall condition. Seven volumes, octavo, contemporary plain calf, gilt ruled decoration and titles on red labels across spines, moderate wear to head and foot of spines some softening to corners, cracking to hinges, bindings secure, some general foxing otherwise clean, volume I contains 85 leaves printed one side only of engraved arms (two per page). This is a heavy set (4.1 kg net weight) and the price includes additional postage required for the UK. [****HEAVY ITEM - MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL POSTAGE****] [QP] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 Latin-language epigraphs. Fray Bernardon 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. Rare: WorldCat locates only two copies in the U.S. An important source on the social and artistic life of Lima in the decade following the Tupac Amaru rebellion. Contemporary limp vellum with late, neatly inked title on spine. Some foxing. Plate lacking lower half and small portion of upper one; a handsome skeleton (memento mori) archer is the focus of what remains. Bookplate sometime removed; rubber-stamps on several pages, including title, reading (yes, in English), "Bought of F. Perez Velasco October 1912.

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        Views in the South Seas

      

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        An Account of the Principal Lazarettos in Europe

      

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        Aminta, favola boschereccia Ora alla sua vera lezione ridotta

      Caratteri Bodoniani. 1789. Good; Hardcover; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Hallowell, ME; [12], 16, 142 p. : ill.. Printed by Giambattista Bodoni. Italian text. Bound in black cloth; gilt lettering & rules on spine. Deckled edges. Engraved portrait of Tasso on the title-page, one engraved coat-of-arms by Lucatelli. . Dedication page: to her Excellency Marchesa Donna Anna Malaspina. Written by Torquato Tasso in 1573 in hendecasyllabic and septenary verses; divided into five acts.First printed in 1581 by Aldo Manuzio.This edition Impresso Co' Caratteri Bodoniani 1789 (on title page). A' Benevoli by Giambatista Bodoni dated Parma, 1788. Preface by Abbot Pierantonio Serassi. The Aminta came to represent the pastoral tradition, but the play also depends heavily upon the tradition of the pastoral in Latin and Italian writers. Many of the lines are attributable to Virgil's Eclogues and, to a lesser extent, his Georgics, to Ovid, and others. the Aminta is essentially a play about love, or, perhaps, about lovers and the effects that love has on them.(Source, Malcolm Hayward 1997). The cover shows nicks, short cuts, abrasions; light soil. Corner tips are lightly bumped; 1" split in cloth at each end of spine. Binding solid though stitching is stretched at front endpapers and endpaper seam is separated. All pages present. Rather large, but light, damp staining on preliminaries, title page, and next dozen or so pages; smaller damp-stain on bottom edge of approximately half the pages in the book. Relatively clean; quite bright. Faint foxing on a few pages. .

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        Kuhrpfälzischer Geschichtskalender.

      Mannheim Fürstliche Hof- und Akademiedruckerei 1789 - 224 S. 8° (17 x 11 cm). Leder der Zeit mit farbigem Rückenschild, goldgeprägter Deckelbordüre und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Einzige Ausgabe. - Chronologisch angelegte Sammlung von Ereignissen der pfälzischen Geschichte. Reicht zurück bis ins Mittelalter und bringt besonders für die jüngere Zeit viele interessante Details wie Wetterbeobachtungen, Baumaßnahmen, kulturelle Ereignisse etc. - Metzger war kurpfälzischer Regierungs-Sekretär. - Sauber und frisch, Verfassernahme auf dem Titel handschriftlich ergänzt. Der dekorative Einband minimal berieben. Vorderdeckel etwas fleckig. Sehr schönes Exemplar. - Lose beiliegend ein eigenhändiges Widmungsschreiben des Verfassers (1 Seite auf gefaltetem Folio-Doppelblatt) für die Hochfürstliche Durchlaucht, den Pfalzgrafen (Karl Theodor) höchstpersönlich. Empfiehlt sich mit der vorliegenden Arbeit zu "Höchsten Hulden und Gnaden in tiefester Erniedrigung", datiert "Mannheim d. 8 Hornung 1789". *Hamberger/Meusel V, 188. Veitenheimer 784. 250 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Album der Freundschaft von Wolfgang Friedrich von Schenck.

      Marburg 1787-1789. - 292 Seiten mit zahlreichen Einträgen und 15 gemalten Porträt-Silhouetten, 2 Farbstiftzeichnungen, 2 Bleistiftzeichnungen beiliegend, 1 Stickerei sowie einer blattgroßen Bleistiftzeichnung von August Tischbein. Einige Leerseiten, wenige Seiten entfernt. 10,5 x 17,5 cm, Leder der Zeit mit Vergoldung, goldgeprägten Initialen W.F.V.S., Goldschnitt. In Pappschatulle. Umfangreiches Album des jungen Wolfgang Friedrich von Schenck (1768-1848) aus seiner Marbuger Studentenzeit, überwiegend mit Einträgen seiner Kommilitonen und Freunde. Der Eintrag von Tischbein vom 15. September 1787 ist unterzeichnet "August Tischbein aus Lübeck", als von dem sog. Lübecker Tischbein (1768-1848) aus der Malerfamilie, der sich zu der Zeit als Schüler bei seinem Onkel in Kassel aufhielt. Während sich August Tischbein später als Maler in Rostock niederließ, wurde Schenck Verwaltungsjurist und erster Landrat des Kreises Siegen. - Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traité sur les réformations et les aménagemens des forêts, avec une application celles d'Orléans et de Montargis

      1789 - VII-[1]-XV-[1]-264-[1] pages, A Orléans, de l'imprimerie de Jacob aîné, 1789, in-8, VII-[1]-XV-[1]-264-[1] pages, 12 tableaux et plans dépliants, basane racinée de l'époque, dos lisse refait, Édition originale de ce traité très peu courant qui touche tant aux questions de sylviculture que d'arpentage et d'organisation économique des forêts. Élève des Ponts et Chaussées et ingénieur en chef du duc d'Orléans, Jean-Baptiste Plinguet fut "accidentellement" chargé par ce dernier du réaménagement de la forêt de Montargis en 1784 : le succès qu'il rencontra dans cette tâche lui ouvrit le projet de réaménagement de la forêt d'Orléans, dont les opérations furent interrompues par la Révolution. Son projet est néanmoins consigné avec soin dans ce Traité, où il expose ses conceptions pour la réformation des forêts et où il pointe les causes de leur dépérissement : dans le cas de la forêt d'Orléans, il démontre que la faute revient aux légistes qui taxent et s'occupent des questions contentieuses, mais qui négligent les coupes et les aménagements des bois. De là, il parvient à prouver que la négligence des maîtrises, laissant croître les "vides", a conduit à l'usurpation de nombreux espaces par les riverains et donc à une perte de revenus. Plinglet sut démontrer pour la première fois la nécessité de dresser un plan d'ensemble qui serait la base pour l'aménagement d'une grande forêt ; "le premier, il sut donner à ce plan une exactitude suffisante en traçant d'abord un réseau trigonométrique rattaché à des clochers, et en remplaçant les mesures graphiques par le calcul des coordonnées". Il comprit également l'importance d'étudier le sol d'une forêt et d'établir un parcellaire basé sur la nature minérale et la profondeur du terrain, avant de procéder à tout aménagement et de fixer la révolution des coupes des bois selon ces divisions. Sa méthode fut éprouvée avec succès dans les bois du Chaumontois, seule partie de la forêt d'Orléans qu'il eut le temps de réaménager, et dont les revenus augmentèrent de 76000 livres. Jacquemart, Bibliographie forestière française, n° 126. J. Folyet, "Plinguet et la forêt d'Orléans". Revue des eaux et forêts, 1868, T7. Étiquette ex-libris de la bibliothèque de Mr de La Place de Mont-Euvray. Dos refait. Bon état intérieur. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Catalogue des Livres, Imprimés et Manuscrits, de la Bibliotheque de feu Monseigneur Le Prince de Soubise, Maréchal de France,

      - dont la Vente sera indiquée par Affiches au mois de Janvier 1789. xvi, 643, [1], [2; the printed letter], 90, [8; the schedule of the sale] pp., two leaves of errata. Thick 8vo, cont. sheep-backed blue boards (head of spine a bit chipped & one corner rounded), spine gilt, red leather lettering piece on spine. Paris: Leclerc, 1788. This vast library of 8302 lots (containing about 20,000 books) comprised the components of no less than three other celebrated collections: those of Jean Grolier, de Thou, and the Président Charron de Ménars. De Thou’s library, with all its Grolier books, passed en bloc in 1681 into Ménars’ library, on whose decease it passed into the possession of the Cardinal de Rohan. By the continued care of the Cardinal and his successors, down to the Prince de Soubise, the library received constant accessions, until it became one of the most considerable in France. Soubise (1715-87), the charming favorite of Louis XV and Mme de Pompadour, made up for being one of the worst field commanders in French history — his defeat at Rossbach by Frederick the Great in 1757 became a classic of its kind, still commented upon by Napoleon half a century later — by being one of the best French book collectors of his time. To the collection he inherited, Soubise added "an enormous quantity of works remarkable for their interest, rarity and value" (Olivier, Pl. 2034) which he had bound in light-brown calf, with his armorial bearings on the spine. There was hardly a book sale at which he did not buy — "c’était une frénésie chez lui" (Guigard). He owned twelve Grolier bindings. The Comte d’Artois was the principal buyer at the sale; these books are, of course, now at the Arsénal. A very good copy from the library of A.R.A. Hobson with his bookplate. This is the most complete copy we have encountered: it has these additional leaves: 1. One printed leaf, headed "M," clearly a printed letter to be sent out to clients announcing the sale with a list of the most important items. 2. the very rare 8-page schedule of the sale. 3. two leaves of errata.The first and third items seem to be unknown. ? Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions 1643-1830, 338. Guigard, II, pp. 415-17. Peignot, p. 125. Taylor, Book Catalogues, pp. 20, 131, 151, 207, 221, & 263. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue des Livres, Imprimés et Manuscrits, de la Bibliotheque de feu Monseigneur Le Prince de Soubise, Maréchal de France,

      dont la Vente sera indiquée par Affiches au mois de Janvier 1789. xvi, 643, [1], [2; the printed letter], 90, [8; the schedule of the sale] pp., two leaves of errata. Thick 8vo, cont. sheep-backed blue boards (head of spine a bit chipped & one corner rounded), spine gilt, red leather lettering piece on spine. Paris: Leclerc, 1788. This vast library of 8302 lots (containing about 20,000 books) comprised the components of no less than three other celebrated collections: those of Jean Grolier, de Thou, and the Président Charron de Ménars. De Thou's library, with all its Grolier books, passed en bloc in 1681 into Ménars' library, on whose decease it passed into the possession of the Cardinal de Rohan. By the continued care of the Cardinal and his successors, down to the Prince de Soubise, the library received constant accessions, until it became one of the most considerable in France. Soubise (1715-87), the charming favorite of Louis XV and Mme de Pompadour, made up for being one of the worst field commanders in French history -- his defeat at Rossbach by Frederick the Great in 1757 became a classic of its kind, still commented upon by Napoleon half a century later -- by being one of the best French book collectors of his time. To the collection he inherited, Soubise added "an enormous quantity of works remarkable for their interest, rarity and value" (Olivier, Pl. 2034) which he had bound in light-brown calf, with his armorial bearings on the spine. There was hardly a book sale at which he did not buy -- "c'était une frénésie chez lui" (Guigard). He owned twelve Grolier bindings. The Comte d'Artois was the principal buyer at the sale; these books are, of course, now at the Arsénal. A very good copy from the library of A.R.A. Hobson with his bookplate. This is the most complete copy we have encountered: it has these additional leaves: 1. One printed leaf, headed "M," clearly a printed letter to be sent out to clients announcing the sale with a list of the most important items. 2. the very rare 8-page schedule of the sale. 3. two leaves of errata.The first and third items seem to be unknown. ❧ Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions...1643-1830, 338. Guigard, II, pp. 415-17. Peignot, p. 125. Taylor, Book Catalogues, pp. 20, 131, 151, 207, 221, & 263. .

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        Paroissien romain, contenant l'office divin des dimanches et fêtes

      Libraires associés, Paris 1789 - Un volume in-8 plein maroquin rouge à long grain, plats ornés d'une chainette, de filets et d'une palette de motifs foliacés dorés, dos richement décoré à la grotesque, titre doré, toutes tranches dorées. Exemplaire frappé du chiffre CR surmonté d'une couronne de comtesse, relié par Courteval vers 1809. [12], lx, 576 pages.Très bel exemplaire, très bien relié par Courteval qui exerça à Paris de 1796 à 1836, connu pour être meilleur doreur que relieur, et qui avait la réputation de tout faire par lui-même. Très apprécié de Lesné et décrié par Béraldi, ses reliures dans le style de Bozérian restent rares et de très belle facture. Exemplaire pouvant avoir appartenu à Claire Élisabeth de Vergennes, comtesse de Rémusat, dame de compagnie de l'Impératrice Joséphine. // One volume, 8vo, gold-tooled long-grained red morocco, covers panelled with fillets, small chain and a floral rolls, compartments of spine densely decorated with small tools and lettered, roll-tooled turn-ins, gilt edges, binder's ticket (Courteval). [12], lx, 576 pages. Very handsome binding executed about 1809 supposedly for Claire Élisabeth de Vergennes, countess de Rémusat, who was attached to Empress Josephine as lady-in-waiting. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Astronomical and Geographical essays.

      Hindmarsh 1789 Hindmarsh, London, 1789. Volume in 8°, elegante legatura editoriale con titolo al dorso. Un trattato completo e generale sui principi fondamentali dell'astromia. Un esemplare raro e prezioso. Ottime condizioni.

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        Vom Papier, den vor der Erfindung desselben üblich gewesenen Schreibmassen, und sonstigen Schreibmaterialien.

      Halle Gebauer 1789 - (20,5 x 12 cm). (16) 728 (27) S. Dekorativer moderner Halblederband im Stil der Zeit mit hübscher Rückenvergoldung. Zweite (relevante) Ausgabe seines Hauptwerkes, gegenüber der als Privatdruck erschienenen Ausgabe von 1788 um über 200 Seiten Text und 26 Seiten Register erweitert. Das Werk geht auf ein 50-seitiges Sendschreiben von 1779 zurück. - Wehrs (1753-1818), der mehrere ökonomische Schriften verfasste, beschreibt hier die historische Entwicklung der Papierherstellung. Unterteilt in die Kapitel: Die vor der Erfindung des Papiers gebräuchlichen Schreibmassen, vom ägyptischen Baumbastpapier, vom Pergament, vom baumwollenen Papier, vom Linnenpapier, vom chinesischen Papier, vom japanischen, persischen, tibetanischen und hindostanischen Papier, vom Verfall der Papiermanufakturen und Mitteln dem vorzubeugen, vom Meisel, Griffel, Schreibrohr, Pinsel und von der Erfindung der Schreibfeder, vom Tintenfass und den übrigen Schreibgeräten, von den Tinten, vom Siegellack, von den Abschreibern und Illuminatoren, von den Büchersammlungen der Alten sowie von den schädlichen Insekten und Mitteln zu ihrer Vertilgung. - Durchgehend leicht stockfleckig bzw. gebräunt. Neu aufgebunden, sonst gut erhalten. - Engelmann, Bibl. mech.-techn. 425 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Descrizione dei Circhi, particolarmente di quello di Caracalla e dei Giuochi in essi celebrati. Opera postuma. ordinata e pubblicata con note da Carlo Fea.

      Corredata di tavole in rame e della versione francese. Roma, Stamperia Paglarini, 1789, - in-fol., pp.21, 130, 1 f. (Imprimatur), 20 tavole f.t., incise in rame, poste in fine. Leg. coeva m.pelle e ang., dorso a nervi ornato e con titolo in oro. Le belle incisioni, alcune ripiegate più volte, raffigurano e illustrano gli antichi circhi di Roma, loro architetture e decorazioni. Alla pubblicazione collaborò pure l'abate Angelo Uggeri. Rami di Delena, Bossi, Uggeri, Feoli, Barbazza, Legnano e Carattoni. Il testo è su due colonne in lingua italiana e francese. Bell'esemplare di ''opera accreditata e piena di dottrina'' (Cicognara). Olschki, Choix, n. 16463. Cicognara n.3619. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS

      London: Printed for A. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1789. Fifth Edition n. This is the final lifetime edition of one of the century's great works, offered here in the publisher's original boards that, in this case, are even more intriguing than usual. Smith (1723-90) did not create political economy with "Wealth of Nations," but the book is an immensely important achievement as the first major expression of the theory that the individual has the right to participate in economic activity without impediments. As an implicit ally in the struggle for personal freedom and natural rights, the work had a significant impact beyond its context of political economy. "The certainty of its criticism and its grasp of human nature have made it the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought." (PMM) The present set, representing the last publication of this work to appear in Smith's lifetime, is of particular interest because of its bindings. Not only are the "temporary" 18th century paper boards intact, but their original wastepaper covers reveal what appears to be an advertisement (or the offset image of that advertisement) for James Dugdale's "The New British Traveller; or, a Modern Panorama of England and Wales," printed for Alex Hogg in 1784.. 230 x 135 mm. (9 x 5 1/2"). Three volumes. Fifth Edition. Publisher's blue paper boards (partly made up of the waste sheets from the advertisement for another publication), flat spines, edges untrimmed. Title page with early ink signature of J. Adams. Goldsmiths 13794. The expected wear to joints and extremities, minor soiling to covers, occasional corner creases, infrequent foxing and stains internally, but a remarkable survival--the text clean, fresh, and rather bright, and the fragile temporary bindings still sound and generally well preserved. This is the final lifetime edition of one of the century's great works, offered here in the publisher's original boards that, in this case, are even more intriguing than usual. Smith (1723-90) did not create political economy with "Wealth of Nations," but the book is an immensely important achievement as the first major expression of the theory that the individual has the right to participate in economic activity without impediments. As an implicit ally in the struggle for personal freedom and natural rights, the work had a significant impact beyond its context of political economy. "The certainty of its criticism and its grasp of human nature have made it the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought." (PMM) The present set, representing the last publication of this work to appear in Smith's lifetime, is of particular interest because of its bindings. Not only are the "temporary" 18th century paper boards intact, but their original wastepaper covers reveal what appears to be an advertisement (or the offset image of that advertisement) for James Dugdale's "The New British Traveller; or, a Modern Panorama of England and Wales," printed for Alex Hogg in 1784.

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        Cedula de S. M. para el Establecimiento de la Real Compañia Maritima de 19 de Setiembre de 1789

      Madrid: de Orden Superior, 1789. Small folio. (11 5/8 x 8 inches). [i-ii], 1-44pp. letterpress title with large wood-cut vignette of the Spanish Royal arms, text in Spanish, signed at the end with the paraph of Antonio Valdés, minister of the Spanish Navy. 1 small format (5 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches) hand-coloured engraving of the Real Compañia Maritima flag. Bound to style in vellum, manuscript lettering to spine The printed version of the Spanish Royal decree establishing the Real Compañía Marítima (Royal Maritime Company) This fascinating work is beautifully printed, and includes a carefully engraved and coloured image of the flag that was granted to the Real Compañía Maritima. The text includes detailed instructions for what was to prove to be a hort-lived venture. The intention was that the Compañía Maritima should spear-head a revival of the Spanish fishing and whaling industries, which had foundered by the late 18th century. The Compañía Marítima was initially well-funded with its financial backers including the Spanish King himself, but was not a success and was dissolved early in the nineteenth century.

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        La Magie Blanche devoilée (1789) + Supplement a la Magie Blanche Devoilée (1789) + Les Petits Aventures de Jerome Sharp (1790) + Testament de Jerome Sharp (1789) + Codicile de Jerome Sharp (1791)

      Paris, Desoer 1789 - 5 works in 2 volumes. Contemporary Half-Leather bindings.VIII, 118; gest. Frontispiz, VIII, 271; woodcut-Frontispiz, XII, 266; engraved frontispiz, XVI, 262 (of 263); (2), 244 pages, with 1 (of 2) folded tables. With numerous text woodcuts, including a portrait of Henri Decremps. -- The Testament de Jerome Sharp lacks pages 99/100, one folded table of Codicile de Jerome Shark only the left half side present. -- otherwise complete and internally in very good condition. - Bindings some rubbed and bumbed. -- Rare complete set of the conjuring books by Henri Decremps in contemporary bindings. -- Seltener Sammelband mit 5 Zauberbüchern - gebunden in 2 Bände. -- Zauberei zaubern Taschenspielerkunst prestidigitation Many antique maps and prints in our shop! - Viele weitere antiquarische Bücher und alte Grafiken in unserem shop! Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte der Hofnarren. Mit Kupfern

      Liegnitz und Leipzig, David Siegert 1789 - XX, 530 S. Mit 2 Kupferstich-Tafeln von Thoenert nach Holtzmann. Neuer Pappeinband. ADB VII, 124 f. Nicht bei Hayn-Gotendorf (vgl. II, 321). - Erste Ausgabe. - Posthum erschienen und als Fortsetzung zu Karl Friedrich Flögels (1729-1788) grundlegendem Hauptwerk “Geschichte der komischen Literatur” gedacht. “Die Herausgabe, die der Verfasser selbst vollständig druckfertig gemacht hatte, besorgte Professor Fr. Schmit in Liegnitz . Es erregt Staunen, welchen Schatz von litterarischem Stoff der Fleiß Flögel’s in einer an Hülfsmitteln eben nicht reichen Provinzialstadt aufzuhäufen vermocht hat” (ADB). - Umfassende Geschichte der Hofnarren und Lustigmacher an den europäischen Höfen, im Altertum und im Orient, aber auch der Volksnarren, wie Till Eulenspiegel oder Zwerge. Die Kupfertafeln zeigen Till Eulenspiegel und Cunz von der Rose. - Titel mit überklebtem Stempel. Durchgängig etwas gebräunt und fleckig, wenige Anstreichungen in Bleistift. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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