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2018-05-30 07:21:05
HOWARD, John
1789 1ed PRISONS Lazarettos PLAGUE Hospitals Insanity Castles Illustrated Howard One of the first published, illustrated public health records! Known mostly for his philanthropic endeavors as a prison reformer, John Howard was an English scholar who sought to improve the public health conditions around Europe. He published two major works that focused on the well-being of individuals traveling and those needing care. This work, ‘An Account of the Principal Lazarettos in Europe’, is an investigation of said lazarettos and European quarantine houses, specific to those used during the height of the plague. He also provides the latest inspection concerns with Irish, British, and Scottish prisons. Howard was determined to give accurate descriptions of these establishments. When he was denied access into a lazaretto in Venice, he bought a boat ticket to the city with the qualifier that he was in ‘foul health’ just so he could be admitted into the building to get a precise measure of the conditions. This work is illustrated with truly remarkable engravings depicting castles, hospitals, lazarettos, and maps of such places. In addition to the 23 incredible full-page and folding engravings, this work features a table of the names of prisoners who were sentenced to death or exile from 1749-1771 by Stephen Janssen. Item number: #3362 Price: $950 HOWARD, John An account of the principal lazarettos in Europe : with various papers relative to the plague : together with further observations on some foreign prisons and hospitals : and additional remarks on the present state of those in Grea … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Schilb Antiquarian [Columbia, MO, U.S.A.]
2018-05-29 15:58:39
POMMERN:
mit altem Flächenkolorit, dat. 1789, 98 x 206 ( Gesamtgröße ) Nicht bei Stopp/Langel. Monumentale Pommernkarte, von 6 Platten gedruckt und jedes Blatt einzeln gerahmt ( Jede Karte ist in 16 Segmenten auf Leinwand montiert ). - Dargestellt ist Pommern ohne "Schwedisch Pommern". Die Titelkartusche - zusammen mit der Zeichenerklärung - befindet sich unten rechts. Unten links die Erklärung der Buchstaben ( A - Y ), die die Kreiseinteilung zeigt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH [Berlin, Germany]
2018-05-29 05:34:11
Anon
Strand. London: Cadell, T, 1789. My bookplate on ffep (can be removed on request) and armorial bp of (Rev) John Dunn Yarker on front paste-down. 3 ffeps and 3 rear feps, one of which has been pasted to the last page. Skiver on spine with gold title, slightly tarnished; gold crenellations around all edges largely intact; head and tail of spine have been rubbed; hand-made paper un-foxed, but last four sheets have a brown stain 30mm long and max 4mm wide along the upper edges; somewhat yellowed on all edges. 323pp, large type. There are XXVI letters, the first dated Aug 2, 1788 and the last Sept 3, 1788. . On Sept 2 he wrote " So much peturbation and heat will not eafily fubfide; and it will be found a matter extremely difficult, if practicable, to reduce their minds, as before, to the yoke of fubjection, In fact, the whole kingdom feems ripe for a Revolution; " Bear in mind Bastille day was July 14, 1789. Make a realistic offer. Please see this bookseller's lists for more books on the French Revolution.. First Edition.. Hard Cover Parchment.. Fine in P V C./No dustwrap as issued.. 217x31p7mm.
Bookseller: BOOKLOVERS PARADISE [South Africa]
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2018-05-28 07:29:30
Loskiel, George H.
Barby, 1789. [14],783,[1]pp. Thick 12mo. Contemporary calf. Very good. The first edition, first state of this important work (with a six-line errata). A very important official account of missionary work among the Indians of the frontier in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York from 1735 to 1787, including details on the Gnadenhutten and Salem massacres, the activities of the Moravians and their missions, and what is reputed to be the first mention in a book of the discovery of oil in western Pennsylvania. The first edition is preferred to the translations because significant material pertaining to tribes which had become friendly in the intervening years was deleted in the translations and later editions. "...It is the best authority, both as to tradition and facts" - Field. HOWES L474, "aa." PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 2321. SABIN 42109. THOMSON 732. FIELD 952.
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [US]
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2018-05-28 06:17:55
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent.
Paris chez Cuchet (de l'imprimerie de Chardon) 1789, 2 volumes in-8, XLIV-322+VIII-et de la page 323 à 653. -(2 pages de fautes et additions non chiffrées.13 planches gravées en taille-douce et dessinées par Marie-Anne-Pierette Paulze, épouse, collaboratrice et traductrice de Lavoisier, mais aussi élève du peintre David; 2 tableaux dépliants. Demi basane fauve ancienne; coiffes, coupes et coins usés. Papier jaûni avec des rousseurs. Rare première édition en second tirage se distinguant du premier par ses rajouts en fin d'ouvrage:Table à l'usage des chimiste,Table de matières et approbations. Bien complet du faux-titre du premier volume qui semble manquer sur certains exemplaires. Considéré comme le premier manuel de chimie moderne, où il démontre que lala respiration est l'objet d'une combustion avec l'oxygène de l'air dont le résultat est l'acide carbonique.
Bookseller: A la librairie Gauzy [France, Montaganac sur Lède]
2018-05-22 21:55:34
Economics - France].
[Paris, no publisher, 1789]. Engraved broadsheet, ca. 610 x 930 mm. Heightened with red wash and gold, neatly presented in tables with red and yellow wash with gold ruled borders. On laid paper with large armorial watermark and countermark of D. & C. Blauw. An engraved table with detailed statistics on international trade, probably prepared for official use. Such large-scale synoptic tables, representing on a single sheet of paper a substantial amount of economic and fiscal information about the state of the kingdom of France in a given year, were produced at least from 1785 onwards. The last known example dates from 1792, after which - France being drawn into war with most other European nations, the Terror looming large, and French economy in shambles - the production of these useful aids would appear to have been discontinued. - The table provides data about the following 24 countries: France, England, Turkey, Austria, Russia, Spain, Prussia, Portugal, Holland, the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, Denmark, Sweden, Sardinia, Saxe, Venice, Bavaria, the Papal States, Tuscany, Hanover, Genoa, Poland, Wurttemberg, Hesse-Kassel and Switzerland. The information concerns the surface, population, density, annual revenue, military expenditure, general expenditure, infantry and cavalry, and the naval strengths of each of these polities. Among other information, the "Apperçu" also includes data about the number of ships sent to and returned from India and China by European nations, with details about the value of expected and imported goods, and the balance. A summary calculates the rea … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH [Vienna, A, Austria]
2018-05-22 20:53:22
Economics - France].
[Paris, no publisher, 1789]. Engraved broadsheet, ca. 610 x 930 mm. Heightened with red wash and gold, neatly presented in tables with red and yellow wash with gold ruled borders. On laid paper with large armorial watermark and countermark of D. & C. Blauw. An engraved table with detailed statistics on international trade, probably prepared for official use. Such large-scale synoptic tables, representing on a single sheet of paper a substantial amount of economic and fiscal information about the state of the kingdom of France in a given year, were produced at least from 1785 onwards. The last known example dates from 1792, after which - France being drawn into war with most other European nations, the Terror looming large, and French economy in shambles - the production of these useful aids would appear to have been discontinued. - The table provides data about the following 24 countries: France, England, Turkey, Austria, Russia, Spain, Prussia, Portugal, Holland, the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, Denmark, Sweden, Sardinia, Saxe, Venice, Bavaria, the Papal States, Tuscany, Hanover, Genoa, Poland, Wurttemberg, Hesse-Kassel and Switzerland. The information concerns the surface, population, density, annual revenue, military expenditure, general expenditure, infantry and cavalry, and the naval strengths of each of these polities. Among other information, the "Apperçu" also includes data about the number of ships sent to and returned from India and China by European nations, with details about the value of expected and imported goods, and the balance. A summary calculates the rea … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH [Vienna, A, Austria]
2018-05-22 20:49:55
Economics - France].
[Paris, no publisher, 1789]. Engraved broadsheet, ca. 610 x 930 mm. Heightened with red wash and gold, neatly presented in tables with red and yellow wash with gold ruled borders. On laid paper with large armorial watermark and countermark of D. & C. Blauw. An engraved table with detailed statistics on international trade, probably prepared for official use. Such large-scale synoptic tables, representing on a single sheet of paper a substantial amount of economic and fiscal information about the state of the kingdom of France in a given year, were produced at least from 1785 onwards. The last known example dates from 1792, after which - France being drawn into war with most other European nations, the Terror looming large, and French economy in shambles - the production of these useful aids would appear to have been discontinued. - The table provides data about the following 24 countries: France, England, Turkey, Austria, Russia, Spain, Prussia, Portugal, Holland, the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, Denmark, Sweden, Sardinia, Saxe, Venice, Bavaria, the Papal States, Tuscany, Hanover, Genoa, Poland, Wurttemberg, Hesse-Kassel and Switzerland. The information concerns the surface, population, density, annual revenue, military expenditure, general expenditure, infantry and cavalry, and the naval strengths of each of these polities. Among other information, the "Apperçu" also includes data about the number of ships sent to and returned from India and China by European nations, with details about the value of expected and imported goods, and the balance. A summary calculates the rea … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH [Vienna, A, Austria]
2018-05-22 20:40:00
Economics - France].
[Paris, no publisher, 1789]. Engraved broadsheet, ca. 610 x 930 mm. Heightened with red wash and gold, neatly presented in tables with red and yellow wash with gold ruled borders. On laid paper with large armorial watermark and countermark of D. & C. Blauw. An engraved table with detailed statistics on international trade, probably prepared for official use. Such large-scale synoptic tables, representing on a single sheet of paper a substantial amount of economic and fiscal information about the state of the kingdom of France in a given year, were produced at least from 1785 onwards. The last known example dates from 1792, after which - France being drawn into war with most other European nations, the Terror looming large, and French economy in shambles - the production of these useful aids would appear to have been discontinued. - The table provides data about the following 24 countries: France, England, Turkey, Austria, Russia, Spain, Prussia, Portugal, Holland, the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, Denmark, Sweden, Sardinia, Saxe, Venice, Bavaria, the Papal States, Tuscany, Hanover, Genoa, Poland, Wurttemberg, Hesse-Kassel and Switzerland. The information concerns the surface, population, density, annual revenue, military expenditure, general expenditure, infantry and cavalry, and the naval strengths of each of these polities. Among other information, the "Apperçu" also includes data about the number of ships sent to and returned from India and China by European nations, with details about the value of expected and imported goods, and the balance. A summary calculates the rea … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH [Vienna, A, Austria]
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2018-05-22 06:35:21
UTAMARO, artist
1789. Eight double-page color-printed woodcut illus., luxuriously heightened with gold, metallic dusts, & embossing. One leaf of preface (blank verso pasted onto upper cover, nine folding leaves, one leaf of postface (blank recto pasted to lower cover). 8vo (orihon), orig. blue patterned wrappers with waves (rubbed), orig. block-printed title slip on upper cover (slip a little frayed). Edo: Juzaburo Tsutaya, 1789. First edition of perhaps the greatest of all Japanese illustrated books. "Even among Japanese books, the 'Shell Book' must be considered remarkable, hardly another has quite the same concinnity of subject, text and illustration...Its title is a poetic one that strikes the chord for the whole work - Shiohi no tsuto - 'Gifts of the Ebb-tide.' The poems were contributed by the members of a poetry club... "After the foreword, comes the first print which is introductory to the main theme, the shells themselves. It is a picture of people gathering shells along Shinagawa bay at ebb-tide, and what more charming beach scene exists in art? The retreating sea, indicated by the most fragile washes of ultramarine, is ribbed with a perfectly apt blind-printing that casts minute shadows like shallow wavelets... "Then follow six [double-]pages that are designed to bring our eyes closer to the shells, as though on some propitious day the tide had been unusually prodigal and strewn the sand with a hoard of different treasures. The sea, receding to the top of each page in wine-coloured lines of conventional wave form [a characteristic of the third edition and not pr … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller Inc. [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2018-05-22 06:10:51
(Gastronomie) ATHÉNÉE DE NAUCRATIS.
Paris, Lamy, de l'Imprimerie de Monsieur, 1789-1791, demi-basane de l'époque, 5 coiffes arrachées, coins ém., reliure usagée, mais solide. -Qq. rousseurs. 5 volumes in-4 de (4)-504-(3) pp. ; (4)-537 (mal ch. 503)-(3) pp. ; (4)-563-(4) pp. ; (4)-561-(4) pp. et (4)-562 pp. ; Les faux-titres portent : Oeuvres d'Athénée.Cet ouvrage est rare. Il existe quelques rarissimes exemplaires avec des figures. La B.N.F. possède 4 exemplaires de cet ouvrage : tous sans figures.Monglond, col. 396 à 400 ; Vicaire 52, qui donne une description erronée ; Oberlé, Bibliothèque bacchique n° 6."Edition originale de la première traduction française sérieuse du Deipnosophistes. Il aura donc fallu attendre la Révolution pour lire Athénée, car la traduction de Michel de Marolles, faite au XVIIe siècle, ne vaut rien. La traduction d'Athénée est l'oeuvre la plus importante de ce savant. Ses contemporains la boudèrent, lui reprochant un manque d'élégance et de fidélité. En vérité, il faut remercier Lefebvre d'avoir entrepris ce travail. Le Banquet des savants présentait de grandes difficultés et ce n'est pas un hasard si, depuis Marolles, personne ne s'était risqué à le traduire." (Oberlé)."Athénée, natif de Naucratis, en Égypte, composa en grec un immense recueil intitulé Deipnosophistae ou Banquet des Savants où il réunit une foule d'observations sur les murs des Anciens d'après environ huit cents auteurs différents. C'est d'ailleurs grâce à cet ouvrage que nous possédons le nom et quelques fragments d'une foule d'auteurs grecs dont les uvres ont complètement disparu.Dans le Premier Livre, il est trai … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Philippe Sérignan [France, Avignon]
2018-05-20 05:53:23
Franklin, Benjamin; Joseph Galloway, Thomas Bond, Benjamin Rush, Samuel Rhoads, Owen Biddle, et al.
Philadelphia: R. Aitken and Son, 1789. Second edition, Corrected. Hardcover. Ex-Library. 1789. Second edition, corrected. Hardcover, 8vo. in original blue paper boards, restored spine, housed in protective thing cardboard library case. 407pp. collated complete, 6 of 7 plates folding, mostly astronomical, including map of proposed canals in Pennsylvania. Ex-library, with plate and deaccession stamp on front board, most stickers and markings on slip case. Else a serviceable copy. Surface loss and rubbing to boards, faint old damp stain to board extremities and margins throughout, with mottling and molding throughout. Wear and mending to large folding map of the proposed canals. Contents otherwise unmarked, in a sound binding. Housed in mylar. Much on Agriculture, astronomy, and horticulture, with a lengthy section on "The Cultivation of the Vine" and chapters on "The distillation of persimmons."
Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA [Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A.]
2018-05-18 05:59:58
[Craven, Baroness Elizabeth]
Paris: Durand, 1789. First Thus. The first French translation, released in Craven's adopted country in the same year as the English. Bound in contemporary mottled calf with gilt to spine. Octavo is internally clean and collates complete: 306 pages, including one folding engraved map and 6 folding engraved illustrations. Royal censor's authorization (Privilege du Roi) at rear. A lovely copy of this rare and early women's travel narrative. OCLC reportz copies of this imprint in only two institutions. Baroness Elizabeth Craven became infamous for separating from her husband to settle in France. Soon after, she became renowned for sailing to Constantinople and journeying throughout eastern Europe. She recorded her experiences in far off lands and published them in French and English in 1789. "Crossing the Continent, Eastern Europe, and reaching the Middle East caused Lady Craven to encounter people she had never met, to discover landscapes she had never seen and manners she was not used to. The accounts she gives of her experience are a wealth of information on her general perception of the unknown and her personal evolution in the course of this journey" (Palma). The journey positioned Craven as an a frontrunner among women adventurers, at a time when educated women's travel was largely limited to Western Europe. And the publication of her astute social observations opened the door to a literary reputation that placed her in a circle with luminaries including Samuel Johnson and Horace Walpole. An important early example of women's travel literature. Near Fine. Near Fine.
Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books [USA]
2018-05-17 08:17:02
Portlock, Nathaniel
London: Printed for John Stockdale and George Goulding, 1789. xii,384,xl pp. Twenty engraved plates, charts, and maps (six folding charts or maps, two engraved portraits, twelve engraved plates [the five ornithological plates with contemporary hand-coloring, as issued]). Quarto. Contemporary tree calf, gilt, spine gilt, black morocco label, marbled endpapers. Very good. Provenance: Frederick E. Ellis (signature on title, bookplate); Martin L. Greene (book label). Rare deluxe issue, with handcolored plates, of the first edition of a classic narrative of the early exploration on the Northwest Coast. Portlock, a veteran of Cook's third voyage, and Dixon were sent by the King George's Sound Company to the Northwest coast of North America to investigate the economic possibilities of the fur trade there. En route they had a long stay in Hawaii, and Portlock's narrative of this visit is of particular interest since Portlock and Dixon were the first captains to visit the Hawaiian islands since the death of Cook. He gives an important account of the situation there, already much altered by European contact. The voyage then proceeded to the Northwest to survey the region. Portlock and Dixon separated, with Portlock exploring northward up the Alaskan coast and Dixon proceeding southward to Nootka Sound. Both Dixon and Portlock published accounts of the voyage, but Portlock is of greater value for his particularly vivid descriptions of the Native Americans and Russians in the region. In addition to the lively narrative, the work is well illustrated with twenty plates and maps: th … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [U.S.A.]
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2018-05-17 08:17:02
Portlock, Nathaniel.
London: John Stockdale, 1789-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Rebound in Modern green cloth. Black leather spine label. Fine binding. Portrait frontispiece. 6 folding maps, 14 plates. xii, 384, xl pp. Perforated institutional stamps on title page, frontis, map margins, and a few other pages. Frontispiece portrait offset toning to title page, most other plates also have offset toning to the reverse page. Occasional spotting. Refs: Sabin 64389; Lada-Mocarski 42; Streeter Sale 3489; Hill 1376; Field 1231; Forbes 177; Howes P497; Wagner, The Cartography of the Northwest Coast of America, vol. I, pp. 207 & 213; Streeter Sale VI, 3485. <br> "Nathaniel Portlock joined the British navy at the age of twenty-four, and was a junior officer on Captain Cook's third voyage, the first to encounter Hawaii. With him on that trip was another young British officer, George Dixon. In 1785 the two men traveled to the north Pacific. Portlock commanded the 1785-1788 expedition from the ship King George while Dixon captained the Queen Charlotte. The purpose of the expedition was to investigate the potential of the Alaskan fur trade and to resume Cook's search for a Northwest Passage through the continent. The pair left England on August 29, 1785, and took nearly a year to reach Alaska, rounding Cape Horn and touching at Hawaii on the way. They charted the Alaskan coast until winter forced them back to Hawaii. In the spring of 1787 they headed north again, reaching the Kenai Peninsula from which Dixon explored southward while Portlock traded for furs. They wintered again in Hawaii be … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Sequitur Books [Boonsboro, MD, U.S.A.]
2018-05-12 08:24:10
RAMOND DE CARBONNIERES ( 1755-1827)
P., Belin, 1789. 2 volumes in-8 reliure demi papier vélin, dos long titré, VIII (dont : p. de faux-t.-p.de t.-préface-1 carte dépliante des Pyrenees, 452 pp. (pagination continue sur les 2 tomes))-1 vue dépliante des Pyrénées -1 carte dépliante des Pyrénées Centrales. Edition originale de cet ouvrage considéré comme fondateur du "Pyrénéisme". Agréable exemplaire. Livres labarrere 2, 1221 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Librairie Layan [MONTAUBAN, France]
2018-05-10 17:00:54
[JOHNSON, Richard].
London.E. Newbery.1789. [6] 212 pages. Engraved frontispiece and title-page with vignette. Original plain untitled sheep. 12mo. First edition.Spine cracking, but a very good clean copy of a surprisingly scarce book; the second edition with wood-engravings by John Bewick, being more frequently found. Roscoe J39(1). This would appear to be the Grant copy, listed by Roscoe, as it bears the Grant label.
Bookseller: David Miles Books [United Kingdom]
2018-05-09 19:27:26
PHILLIP, Governor Arthur.
London: John Stockdale, 1789. Quarto, portrait and engraved title, seven folding engraved charts and 46 engraved plates; bound with the final leaf of advertisements; contemporary tree calf, well rebacked retaining original label; quarter morocco book-form box. A handsome copy of the official account of the European settlement of Australia. Based on the governor's journals and despatches and assembled into book form by the London publisher Stockdale, this is - as the official record - the single most important book to describe the journey to Botany Bay and the foundations of modern Australia. It describes the events from March 1787, just before the First Fleet sailed from the Isle of Wight, up to September 1788. There is a chapter dealing with the fauna of New South Wales, appendices detailing the routes of various ships to Botany Bay, from Botany Bay to Norfolk Island and from Port Jackson to various other ports, and finally a list of convicts sent to New South Wales. The book also contains excellent maps by John Hunter and William Dawes, including the first of the Sydney Cove settlement, which shows in detail the buildings and "progress" which had been made by July 1788.Davidson summarises the importance of this volume: 'Being the authentic record of first settlement the work's importance cannot be over-emphasised, and no collection [of Australiana] can be complete without a copy', and Wantrup notes that 'as a detailed and officially sanctioned account of the new colony, the first edition of Stockdale's Phillip is a key work and essential to any serious collection of Austr … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Hordern House [Australia]
2018-05-07 18:37:03
VILLETTE (Charles, Marquis de).
S.l. 1789. in-8. 1f. 16pp. Cartonnage mod. Edition Originnale. Cet ouvrage, paru à la veille de la Révolution, prend la défense d’une classe misérable et oubliée, celle des serfs privés du droit de disposer de leurs biens qui à leur mort revenaient de droit au seigneur. Il a fait l'objet d'un réédition en fac simile, accompagnée de la notice suivante:«Ami sinon parent de Voltaire qui avait déjà dénoncé la dure condition des paysans main-mortables qui subsistaient à la fin du XVIIIs., le marquis de Villette expose ici le triste sort de ces serfs, quasi esclaves privés de tous droits et qui n’avaient aucune possibilité d’être représentés aux Etats-Généraux». Très rare exemplaire sur grand papier vélin, tirage apparemment non décrit.
Bookseller: Librería Comellas [Barcelona, Spain]
2018-05-07 15:16:25
DUBUAT NANCAY (L.G.).
A La Haye, et se trouve à Paris, chez Letellier, 1789. 3 volumes in-8. 2ff. XXXII. 464pp. + 2ff. 532pp. + 2ff. 436pp. Demi-veau, dos lisses ornés (reliures de l'époque). Rare édition publiée à la veille de la Révolution Française de cet ouvrage dans lequel l'auteur affirme que la prospérité et le bonheur des Etats dépendent d'un équilibre juste entre tradition et changement, et prône la connaissance approfondie de l'histoire de l'organisation sociale et politique, pour savoir ce qu'il faut changer et ce qu'il faut conserver. Dubuat-Nançay (1732-1787), historien et économiste, peut être considéré à certains égards comme un disciple de Cantillon et sa conception de l'ordre naturel était proche de celle des physiocrates (Cf. Spengler). Bel exemplaire agréablement relié et imprimé sur papier vélin, tirage de luxe vraisemblablement réservé à une poignée d'exemplaires. Manque à INED. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Librería Comellas [Barcelona, Spain]
2018-05-06 06:37:22
Löhrbach, Graf von]:
Athen [Regensburg, Montag & Weiss], 1789. Titel mit gest. Illus., 278 S., 1 Bl., 2 Falttaf., 8°, Neues marmoriertes Halbleinen Ackermann V/200; Brüning 5464; Wolfstieg 42519; Kloss 2662 (nennt eine Tabelle, die sonst nicht nachweisbar ist); Caillet 10615; vgl. Frick, Die Erleuchteten, S.385. - Enthält den Stoff für den 2. Grad, den der "theoretischen Brüder"; d.h. zunächst ein "Fragment aus der Geschichte der Könige von Schesian", dann den Ablauf der Aufnahme u. der Tafelloge u. ab S. 98 den theoretischen Unterricht, welcher sich mit den Anfängen der Dinge, den Elementen, Planeten, Metallen, Krankheiten usw. befasst. Ab S. 221 dann der praktisch-alchemistische Teil "Anhang aus dem 3. und 5. Grad, Verbesserte Specialinstruction über die Operationes des großen Mineralwerks vom zten Grad, oder der Practico", u.a. Vorbereitungsprozesse zum philosophischen Werk u.a. mehr. Die beiden Tafeln zeigen den Teppich u. die Kleinode des Grads. Der Hrsg. Löhrbach behauptet im Vorwort, die Schrift wäre ihm durch Zufall während einer Reise in die Hände gefallen. Die EA war 1785 erschienen. - Seiten unbeschnitten u. am Schnitt tls. etwas angestaubt; die beiden Taf. mit Feuchtigkeitsrand, sonst ein gutes Expl.
Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Hans-Jürgen Lange [Wietze, Germany]
2018-05-04 14:20:44
Martius, Johann Nikolaus:
Berlin u. Stettin, Friedrich Nicolai, 1779, 1786, 1789. 2 Bll., IV, 66, 416 S., 5 Bll. (Register), 9 eingefaltete Kupfertaf. / 10 Bll., 406 S., 7 Bll. (Register), 14 eingefaltete Kupfertaf. / 14 Bll., 400 S., 5 Bll. (Register), 17 eingefaltete Kupfertaf. (recte 16; auch bei zwei Vergleichsexpl. wurde Taf. 15 übersprungen) [so kmpl.], 8°, Halbleder d. Zt. mit gold- u. blindgepr. Rücken u. 5 Bünden (3 Bde.) (= Die natürliche Magie, aus allerhand belustigenden und nützlichen Kunststücken bestehend; erstlich zusammengetragen von Johann Christian Wiegleb. [Nur Band 3:] fortgesetzt von Gottfried Erich Rosenthal mit einer Vorrede von Wiegleb). - Ferguson II, 547f.; Ackermann V/863 (alle 20 Bde.). - U.a. über: Elektrische, Optische, Chemische, Mechanische, Artistische Kunststücke; Rechenkunststücke; Kartenkunststücke; Einige Spiele. Die Kupfer zeigen versch. mechanische u. chemische Apperaturen, optische Figuren sowie Versuchsanordnungen für Tricks. - Ursprung des später 19bändigen (plus ein Bd. Gesamtregister) Werks bildete eine Dissertation von Martius aus dem Jahr 1700 (oder 1705?); vorliegend die 1. Aufl. der Überarbeitung Wiegleb. Weitere Bände waren ursprünglich nicht geplant, aber 1786 erschien der 2. Band, alle weiteren Bände (bis 1805) übernahm dann Rosenthal. Während in den ersten Bänden Zaubertricks u. dergleichen enthalten sind, ging die Tendenz später mehr ins Wissenschaftliche, mit (physikalischen) Experimenten zu neuen Erkenntnissen etc. (Ferguson). So enthält der erste Band Johann Peter Eberhards "Abhandlung von der Magie", in der u.a. "eine Geistercitation, wodurch … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Hans-Jürgen Lange [Wietze, Germany]
2018-05-04 01:05:24
GRIVEL (Guillaume)
chez Briand, 1789. 2 vol. in-8 de XVI-463 pp. ; (4)-VIII-562-(2) pp., cartonnage moderne papier coquille. Edition originale qui sera rééditée avec un nouveau titre : Principes de politique, de finance, d'agriculture, de législation et autres branches d'administration. INED, 2160 : « Économie politique. Grivel s'inspire des principes physiocratiques. la liberté économique est nécessaire pour le bon développement des diverses branches de l'activité nationale ». Le dernier feuillet de texte est déplacé par erreur.
Bookseller: Libraire Bonnefoi Livres Anciens [FR]
2018-05-03 16:48:47
Knigge, Philippine Freyinn.
Hannover, Christian Ritscher, 1789. Kl.-8°. 152 S. Mit einer gestoch. Titelvignette. HLdr.-Bd. der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung. Kosch VIII, 410 (gibt 1790 als Erscheinungsjahr an). - Erstausgabe. - Philippine Knigge (1775-1841), Tochter von Adolph Freiherr Knigge, verfasste diese Schrift kaum 15jährig. Sie wurde von ihrem Vater in Naturwissenschaften und Sprache unterrichtet. - (Rücken verblasst. Gestochenes Wappenexlibris des Fürstenhauses Leuchtenberg-Romanowski auf dem Innendeckel. Nur wenige sehr schwache Flecken). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat [Zürich, ZH, Switzerland]
2018-04-30 07:03:49
Rosetti, Antonio, Komponist (1750-1792)
O. O, zwischen Frühjahr 1786 und Sommer. 1? SS. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt (Wasserzeichen: doppelstrichige Antiquaversalien "SKW"). 4to. An einen nicht ermittelten Adressaten: "Wohlgebohrener sonders zuverehrender Herr! Gleich nach Eingange Ihres ersten Briefes, worinn uns die Hoffnung, Sie samt wehrtesten Frauen Gemahlinn bey eintrethenden Ostern hier bey uns zu haben, benommen wurde, entschlossen sich hiesige Herrschaft sich anderwärts eine Sängerin von Range zu beschreiben, die nun täglich erwarthet wird. Jetzt steht aber dahin, ob man wegen einem Engagement von beeden Seithen einig werden kan; voraus läßt sichs nicht bestimmen. Wollen sie mir erlauben, Sie nach Ostern von dem Außgange zu berichten? Um selbige Zeit wird auch die Wiedergenesung der Madame erfolgt seyn, und so kan sichs sehr wohl schicken, daß ich Sie bitte die Tour hieher zu machen. Halten Sie sich ja nicht durch diesen Vorfall zurückgesetzt; denn es war Nothwendigkeit eine Sängerinn, die Oster Musiken zu singen, zu haben; ausser diesem würden wir hier gern die Niederkunft Ihrer Frau Gemahlin abgewartet haben, um so mehr, da uns das vorzügliche Talent und übrige vortreffliche Eigenschaften derselben gar zu wohl bekannt sind. Wir wollen also die Sache noch nicht als decidirt ansehen - kurze Zeit wird entscheiden, ob ich das Vergnügen haben soll oder könne Sie samt Madame persönlich kennen zu lernen [...]". - Seit 1773 war Rosetti Kontrabassist in der Hofkapelle des Fürsten Kraft Ernst zu Oettingen-Wallerstein. In Paris wurde er gefeiert; er verkehrte mit Gluck und Piccinni. Nach dem Weggang Joseph Reichas wur … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH [Austria]
2018-04-28 01:35:47
Crosby, John [Architecture]
J. Throsby / J. Brown, 1789. J. Throsby / J. Brown. Hardcover. Leicester, 1789 - 1791. Quarto, matching period calf. A mixed set with a later second volume, bound uniformly, consisting of the following volumes, all bound in matching period calf: Select Views (as titled above), 353 pp. with 61 full plates and additional illustrations within text, as well as an engraved title page. Vol. II: The History and Antiquites of the Ancient Town of Leicester, 1891, Leicester, printed by J. Brown for John Throsby, 351 pp. with 49 engraved plates. Vol. III. The Supplementary Volume to the Leicester Views: Containg a Series of Excursions in the Year 1790, to the Villages and Places of Note in the Country. 535 pp, with folding frontispiece map and an additional 17 full plates. A quite good set, attractive, with some light library marks including marks on endpapers. Bindings scuffed, title label detached from front volume but laid in, lower label on second volume announcing the volume number missing. Some foxing to contents, but a good and generally bright copy overall. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Good. 1789. First Edition.
Bookseller: Auger Down Books, ABAA/ILAB [Brattleboro, VT, U.S.A.]
2018-04-27 07:12:29
RAZOUMOWSKY, G. DE.
Lausanne, J. Mourer, 1789. 2 volumes, bound in 1. 8vo(193 x 120mm). pp. (2), xvi, 322; pp. (2), 238, with 6 folded engraved plates. Later half cloth, spine with label. A scarce work. First and only edition of an illustrated account of the fauna and geology of the Swiss Jura, in the vicinity of Neuchâtel, Murten and Biel, northwest of Bern, by Count Grigori Kirillovich Razumovsky. The first volume describes the fauna according to the Linnean system. The second includes a geological description with notes on mining, minerals, fossils etc. The illustrations cover zoology (especially reptiles), entomology and geology (including fossils)./"Count Razumovsky (1759-1837) was a Russian nobleman and geologist. He built a collection of about 6,000 Russian mineral specimens, and also others from Germany and Switzerland, 'at great expense and over many years'. He later lived in Paris and Lausanne, and sold his collection to Georg Gibbs ca. 1800" (Wilson. The History of Mineral Collecting, p. 189). Two plates show reptiles.//B.M. (Nat. Hist.) IV, p. 1657.
Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History Booksellers since 1899) [Netherlands]
2018-04-27 06:56:29
Encyclopedie m?thodique - Dictionnaire des Manufactures & Arts par R. de la Plati?re -
Paris, (1789) estratto cop. muta, pp. 164 con 121 tavole (27 doppie) di cm. 22 x 29,5 incise in rame (macchinari, operai, laboratori, orditi, disegni, ecc.) - !! ATTENZIONE !!: Con il termine estratto (o stralcio) intendiamo riferirci ad un fascicolo contenente un articolo di rivista, sia che esso sia stato stampato a parte utilizzando la stessa composizione sia che provenga direttamente da una rivista. Le pagine sono indicate come "da/a", ad esempio: 229/231 significa che il testo ? composto da tre pagine. Quando la rivista di provenienza non viene indicata ? perch? ci ? sconosciuta. - !! ATTENTION !!: : NOT A BOOK : ?estratto? or ?stralcio? means simply a few pages, original nonetheless, printed in a magazine. Pages are indicated as in "from? ?to", for example: 229/231 means the text comprises three pages (229, 230 and 231). If the magazine that contained the pages is not mentioned, it is because it is unknown to us.
Bookseller: Libreria Piani già Naturalistica [IT]
2018-04-27 06:56:08
AA.VV.
Chez Knapen, Guillaume, Estienne, 1789. 9 16x10 cm., XXIII, [1], 560 ; XXIV, 468 ; 574, [2] ; 622, [1] ; 596, [3] ; 601, [2] ; 555, [5] ; 436, [2] ; 388, [3] pp., 211 incisioni in rame f.t., di cui molte ripiegate, legatura coeva in piena pelle con titoli in oro su tassello al dorso, fregi dorati al dorso, 5 nervi, occhietto, segnalibro in seta, alcune pagine brunite, nel complesso buon esemplare, in francese
Bookseller: Libreria Alfea Rare Books - Milano [IT]
2018-04-26 11:09:57
BASAN
� Paris: Chez l'auteur, Prault, Cuchet, 1789. à Paris: Chez l'auteur, Prault, Cuchet, 1789. Fine. Chez l'auteur, Prault, Cuchet, à Paris 1789, 2 tomes en 2 vol. in-8 (12,5x20cm), relié. - Mentioned second edition, the original being published in 1767. Two frontispieces, one of Cochin, the second of Peter Delin and two header engraved by Choffart. Some copies at the request of the buyer who could command, contained 50 engravings. These copies appear very rare. Half brown marbled sheepskin mid nineteenth century. Back to nerves decorated wheels on the nerves and wheels caps. Parts as red shagreen, and volume number in black shagreen. Caps fragile head, with small gaps. Friction. The copy was interleaved many layers, most remained white, but some contain annotations. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Mention de seconde édition, l'originale étant parue en 1767. Deux frontispices, un de Cochin, le second de Pierre Delin, et deux en-tête gravés par Choffart. Certains exemplaires, à la demande de l'acheteur qui pouvait les commander, contenaient 50 gravures. Ces exemplaire paraissent fort rares. Reliure en demi basane brune marbrée milieu XIXe. Dos à nerfs orné de roulettes sur les nerfs et de roulettes en coiffes. Pièces de titre en chagrin rouge, et de tomaison en chagrin noir. Coiffes de tête fragilisées, avec petits manques. Frottements. L'exemplaire a été interfolié de nombreux feuillets, la plupart sont demeurés blancs, mais certain … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet [Paris, France]
2018-04-26 07:54:06
GILBERT, Thomas.
London J. Debrett, 1789. First edition. Engraved vignette to title & 4 engraved folding plates of coastal profiles. 4to. Late 19th-century(?) polished half calf, marbled boards, spine gilt. [iv], x, 85, [1]blank, [2]ads.pp. Scarce. Gilbert commanded the Charlotte, one of the First Fleet transports which conveyed the first convicts to Botany Bay. His ship carried over 130 convicts, both male and female, including 'fellows of a most abandoned and desperate character, and only to be kept in order by the constant exertions of the marine officers.' Gilbert however recommends the reader to White's 'Journal of a Voyage to New South Wales' for a description of the voyage out to New Holland, concentrating himself on an account of his voyage from Port Jackson to Canton: the first trading voyage out of Australia. Having left his charges in the new colony, Gilbert set out for Canton with a crew of thirty in the Charlotte, accompanied by Captain Marshall in the Scarborough, having been contracted by the East India Company to take a cargo of tea back to England. Tea was still a Chinese monopoly at this time, however the trade was given an enormous boost in 1784 when Pitt the Younger introduced the Commutation Act, which saw the tax on tea drop from 119% to 12.5%, thereby ending the smuggling trade. Leaving Port Jackson in May 1788 Gilbert and Marshall sailed further East than previous navigators and discovered several islands, including those bearing their names. Gilbert's account is both entertaining and informative: deserters from another First Fleet ship, the Sirius, are found on boar … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books [London, United Kingdom]
2018-04-26 00:39:19
GILBERT, Thomas.
London J. Debrett, 1789. First edition. Engraved vignette to title & 4 engraved folding plates of coastal profiles. 4to. Late 19th-century(?) polished half calf, marbled boards, spine gilt. [iv], x, 85, [1]blank, [2]ads.pp. Scarce. Gilbert commanded the Charlotte, one of the First Fleet transports which conveyed the first convicts to Botany Bay. His ship carried over 130 convicts, both male and female, including 'fellows of a most abandoned and desperate character, and only to be kept in order by the constant exertions of the marine officers.' Gilbert however recommends the reader to White's 'Journal of a Voyage to New South Wales' for a description of the voyage out to New Holland, concentrating himself on an account of his voyage from Port Jackson to Canton: the first trading voyage out of Australia. Having left his charges in the new colony, Gilbert set out for Canton with a crew of thirty in the Charlotte, accompanied by Captain Marshall in the Scarborough, having been contracted by the East India Company to take a cargo of tea back to England. Tea was still a Chinese monopoly at this time, however the trade was given an enormous boost in 1784 when Pitt the Younger introduced the Commutation Act, which saw the tax on tea drop from 119% to 12.5%, thereby ending the smuggling trade. Leaving Port Jackson in May 1788 Gilbert and Marshall sailed further East than previous navigators and discovered several islands, including those bearing their names. Gilbert's account is both entertaining and informative: deserters from another First Fleet ship, the Sirius, are found on boar … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books [London, United Kingdom]
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2018-04-25 23:04:38
BURNET (Thomas)
Londini Typis R. N. Impensis Gualt Kettilby ad Insigne Capitis Episcopi in Coemeterio Paulino, 1789. FIRST EDITION of parts 3 and 4. 4to, 198 x 157 mms., pp. [xx], 262 [263 - 264 adverts] including engraved frontispiece, engraved illustration on page 149, extensive contemporary annotations on pages 132 - 133, small marginal annotation on page 196, contemporary panelled calf, spine gilt in compartments, red leather label, seemingly rebacked at early stage with old spine laid down and glazed; top and base of spine defective, front joint very slightly cracked. The first two parts of Telluris Theoria Sacra were published in 1681. In those two books, he considered the dissolution of the earth at the flood, the primaeval earth, and paradise. In the third and fourth books, Burnet " discussed the completion of the sacred history of the earth in the coming conflagration of the world and the creation from it of a new heaven and a new earth, similar in form to the original, pristine world, which would last for a thousand years in which the saints would practise devotion to and contemplation of the divine. After the day of judgment, the earth's final state would be that of a star, like the sun" (ODNB). A contemporary commentator, Matthew Mackaile said that the theory was "most Romantick and Antiscriptural" ( Terrae Prodromus Theoricus, 1691). Steele took Burnet's rather gloomy conclusion to Book 3 as an encouragement to be almost hedonistic: in Spectator 143, he quoted Burnet approvingly, having commented "We should not form our Minds to expect Transport on every Occasion, but know how … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB [LONDON, United Kingdom]
2018-04-25 09:15:53
ARNOULD, Jean-François (after)].
London T. Cadell, 1789. First edition. 8vo. [iv], 5-19, [1](blank)pp. Later calf-backed contemporary marbled boards, these lightly worn at extremities. An imaginary drama on the death of Captain Cook, with a list of characters including Terreeoboo, King of the Island (played by Mr. Blurton), Captain Cook (played by Mr. Cranfield) and Emaï (played by Miss Francis); the scene being set on 'The Island of O-Why-e in the South Sea'. Holmes suggest that the text, which is set out as a narrative with clear stage directions, rather than as a script, is 'largely based on but by no means identical' to Jean-François Arnould's La Mort du Capitaine Cook. Pantomime en quatre actes (Paris, 1788). Bound with three further dramas including one on Pirates and another on Columbus: The Double Disguise, A Comic Opera. by Mr. Hook. London, 1784 (with one engraved plate) [and] Songs, Duets, Trios, Chorusses, &c. in the Pirates. An Opera. London, 1791 [and] Songs and Chorusses, in Ozmyn & Daraxa. [and] Columbus: or, A World Discovered. An Historical Play. London, 1792. Beddie, 2452; Forbes, 160; Holmes, 72. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books [London, United Kingdom]
2018-04-25 04:41:51
ARNOULD, Jean-François (after)].
London T. Cadell, 1789. First edition. 8vo. [iv], 5-19, [1](blank)pp. Later calf-backed contemporary marbled boards, these lightly worn at extremities. An imaginary drama on the death of Captain Cook, with a list of characters including Terreeoboo, King of the Island (played by Mr. Blurton), Captain Cook (played by Mr. Cranfield) and Emaï (played by Miss Francis); the scene being set on 'The Island of O-Why-e in the South Sea'. Holmes suggest that the text, which is set out as a narrative with clear stage directions, rather than as a script, is 'largely based on but by no means identical' to Jean-François Arnould's La Mort du Capitaine Cook. Pantomime en quatre actes (Paris, 1788). Bound with three further dramas including one on Pirates and another on Columbus: The Double Disguise, A Comic Opera. by Mr. Hook. London, 1784 (with one engraved plate) [and] Songs, Duets, Trios, Chorusses, &c. in the Pirates. An Opera. London, 1791 [and] Songs and Chorusses, in Ozmyn & Daraxa. [and] Columbus: or, A World Discovered. An Historical Play. London, 1792. Beddie, 2452; Forbes, 160; Holmes, 72. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books [London, United Kingdom]
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2018-04-23 05:08:46
Order of the General Court
THE PERPETUAL LAWS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 1789; Order of the General Court; 1st Edition; Boston, Adams and Nourse; Folio Leather, Re-backed/Re-Cornered; 495/6 Pages; w8"xh13"; Very Rare! ATTRIBUTES: •Beautiful folio full leather, Re-backed with spine label laid down, •Pretty floral blind stamped binding, Title page with Seal of Massachusetts, •Seal to each chapter heading, Rare/Early printing of the Declaration of Independence, •And a Fascinating Read on numerous topics, •In early modern English on handmade paper! SUMMARY: •FROM THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE CONSTITUTION, IN OCTOBER, 1780, TO THE LAST WEDNESDAY IN MAY, 1789. TO WHICH ARE ADDED THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION, THE CONSTITUTION OF THE COMMONWEALTH, THE TREATY OF PEACE BETWEEN GREAT BRITAIN AND AMERICA, AND THE CONSTITUION OF THE UNITED STATES. •PUBLICK AND PRIVATE RIGHTS OF PERSONS, REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE, •COURTS AND FORMS OF PROCESS, CRIMINAL MATTERS, SLAVE TRADE, TRADE AND COMMERCE, TAXES, MILITIA REGULATION, TREATY WITH THE PENOBSCOT INDIANS, ACT FOR BETTER REGULATING OF INDIAN/MULATTO/NEGRO PROPRIETORS AND INHABITANTS OF THE PLANTATION CALLED MARSHPEE, •ENCOURAGING THE KILLING OF WOLVES, ETC. JUST A FRACTION! BACKGROUND: •The commonwealth formally adopted the state constitution in 1780, electing John Hancock its first governor. The state was the first to abolish slavery in 1783. In the 19th century Massachusetts became America's center of manufacturing, with the development of precision manufacturing and weaponry in Springfield, and large-scale textile mill comple … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Roga Books [Boca Raton, FL, U.S.A.]
2018-04-22 08:48:03
Saint-Non De Non
Ettinger, 1789. In-8°; 12 tomi in 6 voll. Completo delle 76 tavole f.t. incise su rame, comprese le due grandi carte geografiche ripiegate di Napoli e la Sicilia (1° vol.) e Campania Felice (2° vol.). Legatura in mezza pelle coeva con angoli, con doppio tassello titolo e fregi in oro al dorso. L'ultimo vol. reca al primo front. il simbolo della Trinacria. Prima e unica edizione tedesca del "Voyage pittoresque ou description du royaume de Naples et de Sicile", 4 vols. Paris, 1781-1786, by the Abbe' de Saint-Non, con la traduzione e la cura di Johann Heinrich Keerl from Ansbach (1759-1810). L'opera offre una copiosissima messe di informazioni di vario genere sul Sud Italia, Napoli, Campania, Calabria e Sicilia, ma anche Malta, rappresentando una descrizione a tutto tondo della cultura dell'Italia meridionale del tempo. Molte le annotazioni sull'archeologia, con il sito di Pompei, sulle monete antiche, sulle iscrizioni. La maggior parte delle illustrazioni sono disegnate da Johann Gottfried Koeppel (1749-1798), incise da Abraham Wolfgang Kueffner (1760-1817), parzialmente tratte da quelle di Chatelet dell'edizione francese. Parzialmente lacunoso un tassello del III vol.
Bookseller: Libreria Antonio Pettini [IT]
2018-04-22 01:58:31
Charles-Gilbert, vicomte Morel de Vindé
Paris, Imprimerie d'un Royaliste. In-8° broché en feuilles tel que paru, 64 pages. Premier feuillet sali sinon bel exemplaire à toutes marges. the declaration itself, the cornerstone of democracy in France, was dated 26 August 1789. This booklet attacks it from a catholic point of view - perhaps Belgian (see p. 55 and p. 24). The French National library keeps two editions of this pamphlet but obviously with different title pages. Charles-Gilbert, vicomte Morel de Vindé, né le 20 janvier 1759 à Paris où il est mort le 19 décembre 1842, est un magistrat, agronome et littérateur et homme politique français. D'une ancienne famille installée dans le Cambrésis au xiiie siècle (Morel de Vindé, de Foucaucourt et de Boncourt), Charles Gilbert Morel de Vindé est né à Paris le 20 janvier 1759 sous Louis XV de Charles-François Morel de Boistiroux, seigneur de Vindé, du Meix, de Courtavant et de Bricot, conseiller du roi en ses conseils et président en la Cour des Aides de Paris, et d'Anne-Catherine Paignon-Dijonval. Il devient très tôt orphelin : sa mère décède six jours après sa naissance, et son père en août 1762. Il n'a alors que quatre ans et demi lorsqu'il est, semble-t-il, confié à la tutelle ou du moins à la garde de son grand-père maternel, Gilbert Paignon-Dijonval (1708-1792) de Sedan, qui sera à l'origine de sa fortune, de son sens des affaires et de son goût pour les arts et les sciences. Suivant les documents et les lieux, il est connu sous le nom de vicomte de Morel-Vindé ou vicomte Morel de Vindé. Il hérite de son grand-père maternel, Gilbert Paignon-Dijonval, une très im … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: PRISCA [Paris, ., France]
2018-04-20 20:26:57
French Revolution] - Thévenin, [Antoine, member of the Assemblée nationale (1757-1842)].
Versailles, 19 May-19 July 1789. Folio and 8vo. 52 pp. in folio, with a few additional blank pages, and 5 pp. in 8vo inserted. Highly interesting, unpublished journal kept by a member of the Assemblée nationale, containing a first-person account of the events from 19 May 1789, when the clergy, nobility and third estate were negotiating how the French political body should be constructed, to 19 July, but a few days after the Storming of the Bastille. It offers a detailed account of current political debate and includes transcripts of letters from the King and other diplomats. The narrative covers the adoption of the idea of a National Assembly, the King's attempt to dissolve the assembly, and the Assembly's "tennis court oath." The first entry, dated May 19, includes the demand by a priest, made in the Chambre du Clergé, to reunite "avec les Communes": "il a dit que le Tiers-Etat n'en vouloit ny a la religion ny a ses ministres ny aux propriétés, quil cherchoit seulement a sortir de l'oppression [.]". Indeed, when parts of the Clergy joined forces with the Third Estate, this spelled the beginning of the end for the Ancien Régime. The entry of July 15th gives an account of the assembly the day after the Storming of the Bastille: the King and the Count of Artois attended "sans cortege et sans ministres"; after the King's speech, the "Assemblee nationale a prouvé, par ses applaudissements et les cris les plus redoublés de vive le Roi, combien eile etoit satisfaite de ce discours [.]". - Signed "Thévenin" on p. 34 and with a note on the verso: "Pour Monsieur Plantier notaire à C … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH [Vienna, A, Austria]
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2018-04-20 06:55:15
Casanova de Seingalt, Giacomo Girolamo (1725-98). Libertine, adventurer, spy & autobiographer.Casanova and Mozart’s librettist
Dated: Dux, 2 March 1789, (reply received 9 March 1789). 3 pages in 4to. Writing 4 months before the outbreak of the French Revolution from his home at Dux in Bohemia, Casanova warmly thanks an aristocratic benefactor for his letter of 14 February, addressing him as ‘Excellenza mio adorato Padrone’ (Excellency my adored master) ‘Your gentle and generous heart dictates to your happy pen everything that can be read in your writing, by which you can only notice sentiments of truth and of virtue May God repay you for the kindness you have shown me, and preserve your good health for a long time as for the advantage of your illustrious family and also to give me, in case of need, new token of your grace and of your protection’. He refers to Collalto’s sad news that prince Karl von Li[e] chtenstein(1) was dying, ‘ but it was also welcomed because over here he was thought dead, and [instead] as long as there is breath there is hope’; Casanova comments on social events ‘ Now the Carnival is over and so are the balls and the nice court assemblies, to which Your Excellency deservingly took part ’ A correspondent of mine from Venice tells me that the Doge(2) is dying, and that according to the public opinion the ducal horn will be appointed to His Excellency the Procurator Memmo (3) , but the same [correspondent] also tells me that he has no money, and that he is quarrelling with the Martinenghis, who claim from him 145.000 ducati for works carried out in the palace at S. Marmola which he gave as a dowry to his daughter I am told that in Vienna the Venetian minister will be a patrician … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Hünersdorff Rare Books ABA ILAB [London, United Kingdom]
2018-04-20 01:52:52
Franklin, Benjamin; Joseph Galloway, Thomas Bond, Benjamin Rush, Samuel Rhoads, Owen Biddle, et al.
Philadelphia: R. Aitken and Son, 1789. Second edition, Corrected. Hardcover. Ex-Library. 1789. Second edition, corrected. Hardcover, 8vo. in original blue paper boards, restored spine, housed in protective thing cardboard library case. 407pp. collated complete, 6 of 7 plates folding, mostly astronomical, including map of proposed canals in Pennsylvania. Ex-library, with plate and deaccession stamp on front board, most stickers and markings on slip case. Else a serviceable copy. Surface loss and rubbing to boards, faint old damp stain to board extremities and margins throughout, with mottling and molding throughout. Wear and mending to large folding map of the proposed canals. Contents otherwise unmarked, in a sound binding. Housed in mylar. Much on Agriculture, astronomy, and horticulture, with a lengthy section on "The Cultivation of the Vine" and chapters on "The distillation of persimmons."
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2018-04-19 05:05:08
[Knox, William] / [McNally, Leonard / United Irishmen] / [Warner William Westenra, 2nd Baron Rossmore].
London: J.Debrett, 1789. Neatly rebacked. Gilt ornaments on spine with beautiful original spinelabel. In overall excellent condition. This thoughtful work on Irish politics and history was written by an Irish-born government official, and subsequently owned by two significant figures in Irish history, both of whom have left their mark on it. The first was the spy and co-founder of the United Irishmen, Leonard Macnally who has signed and annotated the text, followed by Warner William Westenra second Baron Rossmore who has left his notes and jottings on the Act of Union. . London, J.Debrett, 1789. 8°. 49, [1], 14, [2], 174 [2] pages plus Errata-leaf. Original Hardcover. Contemporary Irish calf with edges stained green. Neatly rebacked. Gilt ornaments on spine with beautiful original spinelabel. In overall excellent condition. This thoughtful work on Irish politics and history was written by an Irish-born government official, and subsequently owned by two significant figures in Irish history, both of whom have left their mark on it. The first was the spy and co-founder of the United Irishmen, Leonard Macnally who has signed and annotated the text, followed by Warner William Westenra second Baron Rossmore who has left his notes and jottings on the Act of Union. [SABIN 38181] The title page bears the ownership signature of Leonard Macnally who signs himself 'Leo: MacNally' with the name of the anonymous author '[William] Knox' written in his hand below. Macnally, a barrister and playwright, is now remembered as a notorious spy for the British government, exploiting his statu … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-04-14 19:32:33
A Carcassonne, De l'imprimerie de R. Heirisson, 1789. With engraved vignette depicting the fleur-de-lis. (2), 44 pp. Small 4to. 19th-century half calf, marbled boards, spine gilt in compartments, black label with gilt lettering. Not in Martin & Walter. First edition, apparently quite rare. Contains the list of those members of the nobility who actually form the representatives of the Nobility, followed by the texts of the deliberations and decisions taken, and followed by a list of 28 articles suggesting reforms, printed on the left side of each page, the right side being reserved form comments and arguments. Most of these proposed reforms are of a political nature such as the voting by order with the right of veto for each order ('Le Veto, dévolu a chaque ordre, garantissant à tous une égale influence, nul ne peut être opprimé par les deux autres réunis'); legislative power should belong to the king and the three orders together while the executif power rests solely with the king; proposal to have the Estates general meet every four years, etc., etc. A very interesting arcticle proposes that every citizen has the right to publish, the argument supporting the proposition saying that it is the possibility to suppress books that makes them popular and much sought after, while the freedom to publish will result in 'de rendre le Public indifférent sur les ouvrages mauvais ou médiocres.' This section is followed by the request to be fully informed about the deficit and its causes, followed by a list of suggestions concerning the financial situation and future financial policy su … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: A. Gerits & Son b.v. [Diemen, Netherlands]
2018-04-11 14:42:45
FOSSOMBRONI Vittorio
per Gaetano Cambiagi, 1789. 4°(cm.29), pp.344 + 5 tavv. f.t. +vv.rip. inc. in rame da Giovanni Canocchi di cui 1 grandissima con tutta la Val di Chiana da Arezzo a Orvieto, con Monte S. Savino, Torrita, lago Trasimeno, Montepulciano, chiari di Montepulciano e Chiusi, Chianciano, Città della Pieve (cm.120x45); 2 con piante parziali della Val di Chiana (ognuna cm.42x28); una con alcune figg. geometriche (cm.42x28) e una con il profilo dei rilievi, (cm.74x28). T. cart. rusti-co coevo con tit. calligr. e un restauro al dor. Timbretti ex libris al front. Importante op. sulla bonifica della Val di Chiana, mediante successive colmate, progettata da V.Fossombroni (Arezzo 1754-1844), scienziato e uomo politico, più volte ministro del granduca. Nelle cc. preliminari l'Avviso al Lettore; a p.7 inizia l'op., divisa in 2 parti. Parte I: Dell'antico stato della Chiana (Notizie preliminari di geografia fisica e idrometria; Verso il principio dell'era nostra la Chiana era un fiume che presso Arezzo principiava il suo corso determinandosi tutto nel Tevere; Il fiume Chiana non poteva dirigersi tutto verso il Tevere se presso Arezzo non si fosse trovato un grosso corpo di acque che animasse il corso del fiume stesso; L'Arno ha spagliato nel piano d'Arezzo; Si spiega come l'Arno entrasse con una parte delle sue acque in Val di Chiana e s'interpreta un passo di Strabone; S'esaminano le opinioni intorno all'inversione del corso delle acque del fiume Chiana; Impadulimento della Val di Chiana; Inversione dell'acque della Chiana; Notizie istoriche intorno al tempo in cui sono occorse le variazioni … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Magnanet [IT]
2018-04-11 00:22:02
MANSUET JEUNE (R. P.)]
Paris, Guillot, 1789. qui manquent ici), demi-veau brun époque à coins, dos lisse orné. Bon exemplaire bien complet des ff. d'introduction non mentionnées par Dessubré, et du rare frontispice, sans les cartes, mais avec un ajout de gravures in fine (4 gravures anciennes sur l'ordre de Malte, une gravure du St Sépulcre, 2 gravures de Jérusalem, plan du Temple d'Hérode, un grand plan gravé dépl. de l'île de Malte avec en cartouche les portraits des Grands Maîtres en date de 1662) Ouvrage fort rare et important. Le frontispice et les cartes manquent dans la plupart des exemplaires. Le nom de l'auteur n'est pas très fixé et varie suivant les bibliographies (Mansuet jeune, Mansuet le Jeune, Jeune Mansuet etc.). Dorbon n°2275 (une carte) - Fesch col.778 - Caillet n°5539 (une figure, pas de cartes) "Une des histoires les plus importantes et les plus estimées du célèbre Ordre des Templiers" - Dessubré 541 (ne signale pas l'introduction) - Saffroy 6370 (signale bien l'introduction de 30 pp.) - Wolfstieg 5144 - Kloss 2241 - Cat. Guaïta 1878. 2 vol. in 4°, de 2ff. XXX 1f. & XX-390pp. et 2ff. 364-XVpp.(table), front. gravé représentant un templier (et 2 cartes se dépl.,
Bookseller: L'intersigne Livres anciens [Saint Xandre - La Rochelle, --, France]
2018-04-09 14:17:53
DECREMPS (H.)
Paris & Liège, chez F.J. Desoer, 1789. rel. en 1 vol. demi-basane époque, dos lisse à filets dorés. Bon ensemble des deux premières parties de cette célèbre collection consacrée à la physique amusante et à la prestidigitation. Très recherché Fechner Biblio. prestidigitation p.152. 2 parties in 8°, de VIII-118pp., ill. d'un front. gravé et de vignettes in t., & VIII-270pp., ill. d'un front. gravé et de nbr. vignettes in t., [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: L'intersigne Livres anciens [Saint Xandre - La Rochelle, --, France]
2018-04-08 07:12:10
DES ALLEURS (Roland Puchot, comte);
Paris 1789 In-8 de(2)-22 pp., veau havane marbr, dos orn nerfs, pice de titre en maroquin rouge, tranches rouges (reliure de l'poque). Edition originale. Sous couvert de l'anonymat le comte Des Alleurs (1693-1754) raille avec beaucoup d'esprit l'Avertissement plac en tte de la premire dition des Dons de Comus, attribu aux PP. Guillaume-Hyacinthe Bougeant et Pierre Brumoy. L'Extrait, ou Imitation du Craftsman, se trouve p. 20-22. Vicaire, 518 ; Barbier II, 1160. Relis avec : RIVARD (Franois-Dominique). Trait de la Sphre. Par M. Rivard, Professeur de Philosophie en l'Universit de Paris, au Collge de Beauvais. Seconde dition, Revue, corrige et augmente par l'Auteur, dans laquelle on a ajout un Trait Du Calendrier. A Paris, chez Jean Desaint & Charles Saillant, 1743. In-8 de IV-156-(2)-58 pp. Deuxime dition, revue et augmente, de ce clbre trait du mathmaticien Franois-Dominique Resnard (1697-1778) publi ici avec le Traite du calendrier, sous page de titre et pagination particulires, dat de 1744 et annonc comme seconde dition revue et augmente ; grand pdagogue, il contribua introduire et renouveler l'enseignement des mathmatiques l'Universit de Paris. 3 planches graves dpliantes. Nombreux tableaux dont 1 dpliant : Table des Epactes des Nouvelles et Pleines lunes pour toutes les annes depuis 1700 jusqu' 2700. DESFORGES. Lettre critique sur la tragdie de Smiramis. Sans lieu, (1748). In-8 de 30 pp. Curieux destin que celui de cet auteur, clerc de procureur (1710-1768), apprenant l'arrestation du prtendant, le Prince Edouard, fit alors circuler ce distique : Peuple jadis si … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens [France, Paris]
2018-04-04 14:25:37
Didot, Pierre.
Paris: chez Didot Fils a"nŽ, 1789. Twelvemo. 137 pp. Later boards with printed paper spine label. Spine darkened, boards a bit soiled. A very good copy. First edition of an uncommon tale of love and marriage, composed by the renowned typographer and author Pierre Didot (1760-1853). Addressed to the ladies, it ends with a letter to young unmarried men, showing the disadvantages of their situation. OCLC lists copies at UCLA, Berkeley and the Hagley Museum only in North America. Gay, p. 113. QuŽrard, p, 556. Not in Cioranescu [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson Books, A.B.A.A. [Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.]
2018-04-02 07:20:14
LAVOISIER Antoine Laurent
- Chez Cuchet, à Paris 1789, in-8 (12,5x20cm), xliv, 322pp. et viij, 326pp., 2 volumes reliés. - Edition originale de première émission (on ne connaît que quelques exemplaires très rares de cette première émission, d'une rareré insigne). Le texte de cette première édition est strictement le même que celui de la seconde émission, mais elle se différencie par quelques détails : dans la seconde émission, la pagination est continue entre les 2 tomes alors qu'on a affaire à 2 paginations spécifiques pour la première ; enfin les pages de titres sont différentes, avec un fleuron pour la seconde et aucun pour la première ; sous la date, dans la seconde émission, on lit : Sous le privilège de l'Académie des Sciences & de la Societé Royale de Médecine, il n'y a rien dans la première ; enfin les sous-titres ne sont pas les mêmes, pour la première, on lit : Nouvelle édition, à laquelle on a joint la nomenclature ancienne & moderne, pour servir à l'intelligence des auteurs, etc. Dans la seconde : Par M. Lavoisier, de l'Académie des Sciences, de la Société Royale de médecine, etc. Edition illustrée de 9 planches dépliantes dessinées et gravées par Paulze Lavoisier (contenant de multiples figures d'instruments), l'épouse du chimiste, et un tableau ; la seconde émission contient 13 planches. Reliure en pleine basane mouchetée brune d'époque. Dos lisses ornés. Pièces de titre de basane beige et de tomaison de basane tabac. Acteur important de la naissance de la chimie moderne, Lavoisier met en application dans cet ouvrage les avancées théoriques publiées dans la Méthode de nomenclature chim … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet [Paris, France]
2018-04-01 09:33:24
GEORGE WASHINGTON
1789. Autograph Manuscript, Pages 27-28, 35-36, and 47-48 of Washington's own draft of his undelivered inaugural address. [written ca. January 1789]. 6 pp. on 3 leaves, 7 x 9 in. "This Constitution, is really in its formation a government of the people"George Washington understood that the new government's success, as had the Constitutional Convention's, rested squarely on his shoulders. He also knew that everything he did as the first president would set precedents for future generations. He wrote privately about the promise, ambiguity, and tension of high office, and these same themes are woven throughout his original, undelivered inaugural address. Would the government work as intended, or suffer death from a thousand cuts? Still, the former Commander in Chief recognized the nation's potential, as well as the honorable men who had come together to build the Constitution.The three unique leaves-six pages-offered here are written entirely in Washington's hand. They include assertions that government power is derived from the people, and a highly significant section of the Address explicitly arguing that the Constitution is subject to amendment and, by implication, advocating the adoption of the Bill of Rights. They also include the oratorical climax of the address-arguably the most visionary and impassioned passage of the address. *Note: Price above includes additional items, please inquire*In the first leaf offered here, pages 27 and 28, Washington reasserts the Jeffersonian notion of the power being derived from the people:Although the agency I had in forming this system … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Seth Kaller Inc. [White Plains, NY, U.S.A.]
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