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        Voyage du jeune Anacharsis en Grèce. Dans le Milieu du quatrième siecle avant l'ère vulgaire. 7 Bände. 7 Vol. und Atlas. 3. Auflage. Troisieme Edition.

      Paris, De Bure l'ainé 1790. - 8°, XXIV, 382 S.; 1 Bl., 568 S.; 3 Bl., 560 S.; 3 Bl., 564 S.; 3 Bl., 543 S.; 3 Bl., 511 S.; 130 S., 1 Bl., CCCXXII S., 1 Bl., Halbleder der Zeit mit vergoldetem Rückentitel, Rückenvergoldung, erste vier Blatt von Band 6 wasserrandig, Graesse I, 300 - Dritte Ausgabe der zu seiner Zeit weitverbreiteten und einflußreichen literarische Reisebeschreibung einer fiktiven Entdeckung des antiken Griechenlands durch einen jungen Skythen. Der Altertumsforscher J. J. Barthelemy (1716-1795) legte die Beschreibung in das dritte Jahrhundert vor Christus, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        English Botany; or Coloured Figures of British Plants, with their essential characters, synonyms, and places of growth...

      London, printed for the author by J. Davis, 1790-1814. 36 volumes (bound in 21, including the index volume). Royal-8vo (235 x 140mm). With 2592 hand-coloured engraved plates and descriptive text (Together with:) HOOKER, W.J. Supplement to the English Botany .... London, J.D.C and C.E. Sowerby, 1831-1834. Vols. 1-2 (of 5). Royal-8vo (235 x 140mm). With 204 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary uniform half calf, spines in 5 compartments with gilt lines and lettering, marbled sides. An attractive and very clean uniformly bound copy of the first edition of this esteemed and beautifully illustrated work on British plants. The set is bound in systematic order. "One of the most celebrated of all British Floras is Sowerby's "English Botany" ... 2592 beautifully coloured illustrations of plants most of which are drawn and engraved by James Sowerby. The plates are accompanied by descriptive letterpress written by the eminent botanist James Edward Smith." (Henrey II, p. 141). Our copy has the first two volumes of the later published supplement by W.J. Hooker.//Nissen BBI, 2225.

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        J.J. Rousseau The Confessions 2nd english edition RARE London Walker

      Buch 1790 - (Bücher 11299) Extremely rare second english edition!! Jean Jacques Rousseau The Confessions To which are added The Reveries of Solitary Walker in two volumes Second edition London, Robinson, 1790 2 volumes Leather-bindings with back-labels (2), 318; (2), 380 pages extremely rare second english edition of Rousseau's masterpiece bindings rubbed and bumped, book-block of volume 1 broken Original! - No Copy! - No Reprint! Prepayment. - The Buyer pays for shipping. Insured and registered shipping worldwide. We combine shipping - if possible Many antique maps and prints in our shop! - Viele weitere antiquarische Bücher und alte Grafiken in unserem shop! Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BOUND VOLUME OF THREE PAMPHLETS BY AUGUSTIN DUPRÉ, GRAVEUR GÉNÉRAL DES MONNAIES DE FRANCE

      8vo, early nineteenth-century tan quarter calf and marbled boards; spine with four raised bands, ruled, paneled and decorated in gilt, and lettered: M. DUPRÉ / SUR LES MONNAIES; mottled endpapers. Inscribed on a front blank verso by Narcisse Dupré, son of Augustin. Includes the following works: 1. Dupré, (Augustin). Observations présentées au comité des monnaies de l'assemblée nationale, (octobre 1790) par M. Dupré, graveur en médailles. (Paris): de l'Imprimerie de Didot le jeune, rue des Maçons-Sorbonne, no 13, 1790. 8vo, self-covered. 15, (1) pages [page 13 numbered 31 in error]. 2. Dupré, (Augustin). Réponse à l'écrit de M. Beyerlé, du 30 août dernier, dénonçant la fabrication des pièces de 15 sols. Par Dupré, graveur général. (Paris): de l'Imprimerie du Cercle Social, rue de Théâtre François, No. 4., (1791). 8vo, self-covered. 16 pages. 3. Dupré, (Augustin), and (Bertrand) Verlac. Observations rélatives au Mémoire que la Commission générale des monnoyes et le Ministre des contributions publiques ont présenté à la Convention nationale, le 30 octobre 1792. Sur la refonte des monnoyes et les nouvelles empreintes. Présentées à la Convention nationale, par Dupré graveur général des monnoyes de France. Rédigées par Verlac homme de loi. No publication information given, 1793. 8vo, self-covered. (2), 74 pages; errata leaf; one large folding table. Carefully preserved, with only minor rubbing to the spine and redundant folds and spotting to the large folding table in the final work. Fine. A remarkable volume of exceptional historical interest, from the library of Augustin Dupré. Bound together herein are three very rare publications by this renowned artist relating to his role in French coinage. Dupré (1748-1833), remains one of the most important engravers of French coins in modern history, and his designs for early U.S. medals (mostly notably the Libertas Americana) have ensured his lasting fame in the western hemisphere. An engraver by trade, Dupré began to work on medals in the early 1770s and quickly became adept. Notable works include several classic medals of the Comitia Americana series: those for Nathanael Greene, John Paul Jones and Daniel Morgan, as well as the related Diplomatic Medal and the Libertas Americana medal. Had the last been his only contribution to the field of American medals, he would justly have remained famous in this country. During the French Revolution, however, he became interested in applying his ideas to the new national coinage that was under discussion. On September 11, 1790, the National Assembly appointed a seven-member committee charged with studying the laws of coinage (Saunier, Augustin Dupré, page 48). Dupré wrote his October 1790 Observations addressed to the Comité des Monnoies de l'Assemblée Nationale, a short work that was printed at least three times, two of which should be considered drafts (only the final version is present in this volume). His neoclassical designs would win him fame and admiration that continue to this day. Dupré's rise to prominence in a period of political upheaval made him enemies, however, and he was seriously threatened during the Terror when he was denounced by one Beyerlé, a former counselor to the parliament at Toulouse, who accused Dupré of poorly managing his responsibilities and producing inferior coinage. Dupré's printed response is the second work present in this volume, and is of considerable importance. He not only defends himself, but insists on reforms he had proposed earlier. The final work present here was written with educational reformer Bertrand Verlac, an influential "homme de loi" and functionary with the Ministry of the Navy. It is a detailed response to a report to the Convention Nationale on the redesign of the coinage. Written at the height of the French Revolution, it is an important statement of Dupré's beliefs and artistic vision, very much tempered by the practicalities of doing business in such an atmosphere without literally losing one's head. Dupré managed to retain his position through these turbulent times, continuing in the role of graveur général des monnaies until being replaced by Pierre-Joseph Tiolier in 1803. All three of these works are rare, being known primarily from institutional holdings and being virtually unheard of on the secondary market. Little-known in the numismatic world, they are rarely listed in the usual bibliographies (Engel & Serrure list only a preliminary draft of the first work present here as 2376). They are unmentioned by Lipsius at the end of the eighteenth century and by Dekesel at the beginning of the twenty-first. O.-C. Reure's Bibliothèque des écrivains foréziens ou qui se rattachent au Forez par leur résidence ou leurs fonctions jusqu'en 1835 (Montbrison, 1914) lists all three works bound in this volume (pages 282-283), as do a few other specialized French bibliographies (though they remain unlisted by Brunet). They were virtually unknown to modern numismatists until the April 2, 2014 sale of the Dupré archives by Bonhams in New York, of which this was part. Our 2015 New York Book Auction included a similar volume from the Dupré archives, a compilation of the three works present here along with two earlier printed drafts of the first work. It brought $5500 plus the buyer's premium.

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        The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. [Together with:] The Life of Daniel Defoe. By George Chalmers.

      London John Stockdale 1790 - First Stockdale edition and the first edition to be illustrated by Thomas Stothard, 2 volumes, large 8vo, 389; 456pp., 14 engraved plates after Thomas Stothard by Medland, author portrait prior to the Life of Defoe, contemporary straight-grained crimson morocco, covers with wide border of gilt fillets and roll tools, spine compartments with floral design made up of pointillé tools, green morocco title labels and volume numbers directly lettered, gilt turn-ins and edges, title-page and frontispiece to vol. I with small burn repair to each in outer margin, occasional spotting or light browning, without the list of subscribers, board edges lightly rubbed, a few minor ink spots on covers of vol. I, otherwise a very good set. AN ATTRACTIVELY BOUND COPY OF THE 1790 EDITION illustrated by the fashionable Thomas Stothard. This first Stockdale edition provides the reader with both the first appearance of Stothard's engravings as well as the first appearance in print of George Chalmers's Life of Daniel Defoe. Thomas Stothard, known for the beauty, invention, textual sympathy and spirit of his illustrations, reached a new level with these for Robinson Crusoe. They are considered to be among his most important, so much so that they were re-engraved by C. Heath and published by Cadell thirty years later. ESTC T72291; Hammelmann and Boase 70. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Apologie des Misvergnügens und Uebels. 2. verm. ganz umgearb. Auflage. 2 Bände.

      Frankfurt-Leipzig, ohne Verlag (d. i. Nürnberg, Grattenauer), 1790. 8°. XVI, 448; 366 S., 1 weißes Bl., Ppbde. d. Zt. m. gepr. Rückenschildern. Wesentlich erweiterte Fassung dieses zuerst 1787 erschienenen Werkes, enthaltend neun Gespräche zwischen dem „Ich“ und dem „Leidenden“ über die Ansprüche der Sinnlichkeit gegen die Vernunft. - „Weishaupt is, perhaps, the subtlest and most thorough defender of English Empiricism of his time; he, therefore, opposes Kants proposition that intuitions and notions are altogether independent of experience, and precede the latter [...] his writings are in many respects excellent“ (Adickes 307). Weishaupt (1748-1830) war der Stifter des stark umstrittenen Illuminaten-Ordens. - Einbände etw. berieben, bestoßen, fleckig u. lichtrandig. Rücken des zweiten Bandes m. kl. Stoßspur. Gebräunt u. stockfleckig sowie tlw. etw. wasserrandig. - Goedeke IV/1, 522, 6; Wolfstieg 42776. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Illuminaten, Weishaupt, Apologie des Misvergnügens und Uebels, Missvergnügens

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        BOUND VOLUME OF THREE PAMPHLETS BY AUGUSTIN DUPRÉ, GRAVEUR GÉNÉRAL DES MONNAIES DE FRANCE

      8vo, early nineteenth-century tan quarter calf and marbled boards; spine with four raised bands, ruled, paneled and decorated in gilt, and lettered: M. DUPRÉ / SUR LES MONNAIES; mottled endpapers. Inscribed on a front blank verso by Narcisse Dupré, son of Augustin. Includes the following works: 1. Dupré, (Augustin). Observations présentées au comité des monnaies de l'assemblée nationale, (octobre 1790) par M. Dupré, graveur en médailles. (Paris): de l'Imprimerie de Didot le jeune, rue des Maçons-Sorbonne, no 13, 1790. 8vo, self-covered. 15, (1) pages [page 13 numbered 31 in error]. 2. Dupré, (Augustin). Réponse à l'écrit de M. Beyerlé, du 30 août dernier, dénonçant la fabrication des pièces de 15 sols. Par Dupré, graveur général. (Paris): de l'Imprimerie du Cercle Social, rue de Théâtre François, No. 4., (1791). 8vo, self-covered. 16 pages. 3. Dupré, (Augustin), and (Bertrand) Verlac. Observations rélatives au Mémoire que la Commission générale des monnoyes et le Ministre des contributions publiques ont présenté à la Convention nationale, le 30 octobre 1792. Sur la refonte des monnoyes et les nouvelles empreintes. Présentées à la Convention nationale, par Dupré graveur général des monnoyes de France. Rédigées par Verlac homme de loi. No publication information given, 1793. 8vo, self-covered. (2), 74 pages; errata leaf; one large folding table. Carefully preserved, with only minor rubbing to the spine and redundant folds and spotting to the large folding table in the final work. Fine. A remarkable volume of exceptional historical interest, from the library of Augustin Dupré. Bound together herein are three very rare publications by this renowned artist relating to his role in French coinage. Dupré (1748-1833), remains one of the most important engravers of French coins in modern history, and his designs for early U.S. medals (mostly notably the Libertas Americana) have ensured his lasting fame in the western hemisphere. An engraver by trade, Dupré began to work on medals in the early 1770s and quickly became adept. Notable works include several classic medals of the Comitia Americana series: those for Nathanael Greene, John Paul Jones and Daniel Morgan, as well as the related Diplomatic Medal and the Libertas Americana medal. Had the last been his only contribution to the field of American medals, he would justly have remained famous in this country. During the French Revolution, however, he became interested in applying his ideas to the new national coinage that was under discussion. On September 11, 1790, the National Assembly appointed a seven-member committee charged with studying the laws of coinage (Saunier, Augustin Dupré, page 48). Dupré wrote his October 1790 Observations addressed to the Comité des Monnoies de l'Assemblée Nationale, a short work that was printed at least three times, two of which should be considered drafts (only the final version is present in this volume). His neoclassical designs would win him fame and admiration that continue to this day. Dupré's rise to prominence in a period of political upheaval made him enemies, however, and he was seriously threatened during the Terror when he was denounced by one Beyerlé, a former counselor to the parliament at Toulouse, who accused Dupré of poorly managing his responsibilities and producing inferior coinage. Dupré's printed response is the second work present in this volume, and is of considerable importance. He not only defends himself, but insists on reforms he had proposed earlier. The final work present here was written with educational reformer Bertrand Verlac, an influential "homme de loi" and functionary with the Ministry of the Navy. It is a detailed response to a report to the Convention Nationale on the redesign of the coinage. Written at the height of the French Revolution, it is an important statement of Dupré's beliefs and artistic vision, very much tempered by the practicalities of doing business in such an atmosphere without literally losing one's head. Dupré managed to retain his position through these turbulent times, continuing in the role of graveur général des monnaies until being replaced by Pierre-Joseph Tiolier in 1803. All three of these works are rare, being known primarily from institutional holdings and being virtually unheard of on the secondary market. Little-known in the numismatic world, they are rarely listed in the usual bibliographies (Engel & Serrure list only a preliminary draft of the first work present here as 2376). They are unmentioned by Lipsius at the end of the eighteenth century and by Dekesel at the beginning of the twenty-first. O.-C. Reure's Bibliothèque des écrivains foréziens ou qui se rattachent au Forez par leur résidence ou leurs fonctions jusqu'en 1835 (Montbrison, 1914) lists all three works bound in this volume (pages 282-283), as do a few other specialized French bibliographies (though they remain unlisted by Brunet). They were virtually unknown to modern numismatists until the April 2, 2014 sale of the Dupré archives by Bonhams in New York, of which this was part. Our 2015 New York Book Auction included a similar volume from the Dupré archives, a compilation of the three works present here along with two earlier printed drafts of the first work. It brought $5500 plus the buyer's premium.

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        The Beggar's Opera. A large engraving by William Blake (1757-1827) after William Hogarth (1697-1764) of a scene from Act III

      London: Boydell, 1790. While the imprint is given as July 1st, 1790, the present copy may be a later printing. "the high point in Blacke's career as a commercial engraver was the commisison for this engraving afgter Hogarty. It came from John Boydell, the leading print publisher of the day, porobably sometime during early 1788. This, the larges and finest of all Blake's reproductive prints, was therefore in hand at just about the time he was working on his first relief etchings... Possibly the fee he received for the work tided him and his wife over while this new metjhod was developed..." tate.org.uk/art/artworks/hogarth-beggars-opera-act-iii-engraved.. 450 x 583 mm. The image represents a performance at Lincoln's Inn Fields in 1727 and depicts Mr. Walker as Macheath, Mr. Hall as Lockitt, Mr. Hippisley as Peachum, Mrs. Egleton as Lucy, and Miss Fenton as Polly. Members of the audience included the Duke of Bolton Sir Robert Fagg, Mr. Rich the manager, and John Gay the author. Margins slightly worn, browned, and creased; trimmed to plate at upper edge; remnants of hinges to upper corners of verso.

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        Scheveningen - naar Van de Velde.

      LA PLAGE DE SCHEVELINGENKopergravure vervaardigd rond 1790 door F.B. Lorieux, naar ontwerp van Jacques François Swebach die op zijn beurt een schilderij van Adriaen van de Velde (1636 '" 1672) natekende. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. (afbeelding) ca.: 23,5 x 33 cm; (lijst) 47 x 53,5 cm. Adriaen van de Velde"s werken geven gewoonlijk voorstellingen uit het boeren leven weer, tevens was hij bekwaam kustlandschapschilder. Hij registreerde het losse, vrije leven van de boerenstanden in een tijd dat de hogere standen weinig om hen gaven en dat het godsdienstige leven afnam. Pieter Brueghel was hem daarin 100 jaar eerder reeds voorgegaan. Van de Velde geeft het stille boerenleven weer en vertelt het verhaal van hun dagelijks bestaan.Op dit tafereel rijdt een indrukwekkende koets over het vredige strand van Scheveningen met een ruiter op het eerste paard en de voerman die zijn zweep laat knallen. Een van de bedienden rent achter twee jachthonden aan die in het zand spelen. Het is de koets van de jonge Prins van Oranje (Willem III), toekomstig Stadhouder en Koning van Engeland. Het is laag tij, dorpelingen lopen over het strand, kinderen spelen en een garnalenviser komt terug van de vangst met een groot schepnet. Op de duin het houten "Kalhuis" daarachter de kerktoren van Scheveningen.Prijs: € 650,- (incl. lijst, BTW margeregeling).

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        Partitione della Nina Osia La pazza per amore, di Paesiello

      Paris?: Pleyel or Carli , ca 1790. Original edition, Robinson 178,Variant 6. Opera in one act with overture and fifteen scenes. Not in RISM. This one act, 15 scene version of the score is important because it shows features of the two-act version that may have already been in production . Since the final form of the opera was not yet determined, this score may contain scoring lost to later editions. (See Robinson, below). Folio. Music partition. Full score entirely engraved, Italian text. 273pp., with p.1 serving as title page, as in other copies located. Pages 106 and 107 with old stain removed at margin. Contemporary boards with vellum tips, leather label. Spine rubbed and crack to vellum mended. The plot depicts a young woman who is forced by a repressive male ward to abandon her lover for a wealthier suitor, whereupon the girl promptly goes mad. The girl makes a joyous return to sanity when she is finally reunited with her lover, and her suitor releases her to marry the boy she loves. Nina, called a “commedia in prosa,” was performed for the first time at the Teatro del Reale Sito di Belvedere in Caserta, San Leucio on June 25, 1789 in honor of a visit from Queen Maria Carolina of Sicily. The opera was first created as a one-act version with libretto by Giovanni Battista Lorenzi based on librettist Marsollier des Vivetičre’s text accompanying Nicolas-Marie Dalayrac’s Nina, ou La folle par amour (1786).** The first version of Nina had several unusual features. Instead of the usual two or three-act format, it had only one act, designed to run without a break. Furthermore, it has spoken dialogue between the ensembles and arias instead of recitative. The reason for this is because it was modeled on a French opéra comique which, unlike Italian, characteristically had spoken dialogue between the lyrical items. The printed libretto for the 1790 production makes it clear that the opera was thought too long to be performed without a break, so it was split into two halves. Both Lorenzi and Paisiello revised Nina into a two-act work. To provide a satisfactory finish to Part One, Paisiello added a new ensemble. He also added a shepherd's song just before the new ensemble, and an extra aria for Giorgio early in Part Two. It was presented at the Teatro dei Fiorentini in Naples in the autumn of 1790. It is this version of the opera that became the basis of most subsequent productions in other theatres.*** Michael Robinson, writing at length about the opera, notes that the success of Nina was considerable. Da Ponte reworked the text and Joseph Weigl added new music for a Vienna production in 1790. In Paris, 1791, Cherubini supplied recitatives and an aria. Translated versions were performed in Mannheim, Prague, St. Petersburg, Warsaw, and London. It was taken up by most of the significant theatres in Italy (remaining popular until 1845), and often performed by the finest singers, such as Rossini’s wife, Isabella Colbran, and Giuditta Pasta, considered one of the greatest sopranos of her day. Grove notes that Nina was “important because of the exceptional acclaim it received during its composer’s lifetime and because it is a locus classicus of 18th-century sentimental comedy in music” (99). According to historian Martha Feldman, Paisiello’s version of Nina was “the acme of sentimental opera . . . with (as an anonymous reviewer puts it) ‘a celestial harmony, an exceptional expressivity . . .’” (380). The success of Nina may be attributed to the musical characterization of the title character, whose agony drove deeply into the heart of the rising bourgeois class, one with a penchant for sentimentality and sincerity. Quoting Francesco Florimo, “Neapolitan viewers of Nina cried out to the heroine in desperate attempts to console her.” Giovanni Paisiello, Italian composer, was educated by the Jesuits and, as a student, was known for his beautiful singing voice. He wrote his earliest operas in 1763, La Pupilla and Il Mondo al Rovescio. He worked in Naples and was invited to St. Petersburg by the Empress Catherine II as chapel master, where he stayed for eight years. After 1784, as Ferdinand IV’s chapel master, he composed some of his best operas in Naples, including Nina. Paisiello is known to have composed 94 operas which are recognized for their graceful and beautiful melodies. *Note from Bibliotheque Nationale catalogue entry: “Paisiello, Giovanni (1740-1816). Compositeur Titre conventionnel: [Nina o sia La pazza per amore. R 1.78]. Titre(s): La Pazza per amore ou La Folle par amour Représenté sur le théâtre de l'Opera Buffa [Musique imprimée] Présentation: Partit. orch. Publication: Paris: I.ce Pleyel & fils aîné, [s.d.] Description matérielle: In-fol., 273 p. FRBNF43187189; Also located is a Paris, Carli edition. **Nicolas-Marie Dalayrac’s Nina, ou La folle par amour given at the Comédie-Italienne in Paris in May 1786. The sentimental story of a girl sent mad by love had already been intensely cultivated during the previous decades. Dalayrac’s French librettist Marsollier des Vivetičres apparently made use of a true story which had become the basis for “La nouvelle Clémentine” in F.T.M. Baculard d’Arnaud’s Délassements de l’homme sensible (1783), and which had perhaps been available to Laurence Sterne for his figure of Maria de Moulines in The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1760-67) and A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy (1768). Since 1940, the work has been regularly performed in Italy, most recently with Cecilia Bartoli in the lead role. It has also been staged at the Zürich Opera House with great success. ***A third version substituted sung recitatives (the music probably not by Paisiello) for the spoken dialogue, and was performed at Parma during the Carnival of 1793 and at the Fiorentini in 1795 (Robinson). References: The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians XIV (1980). Feldman, Opera and Sovereignty: Transforming Myths in Eighteenth Century Italy (2007); Robinson, Micheal F. Paisiello: a Thematic Catalogue of his Works. (1991). #178. Variant 6: 1 act variant of version II plus - in scene 6 an accompanied recitative for Nina. Simple recitatives occur in place of spoken dialogues. The singing roles are those of version 1 and 2. Susana is called Elisa.

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        Voyage de M Le Vaillant dans lIntandeacuterieur de lAfrique

      

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        Poems

      

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        Oeuvres complettes

      De l'imprimerie de Monsieur, chez la veuve Duchesne et fils 1790 - - De l'imprimerie de Monsieur, chez la veuve Duchesne et fils, A Paris 1790, In-8 (13x20,5cm), (4) xxxvj, 406pp. (1) et (4) 556pp. (1) et (4) 514pp. (1) et (4) 456pp. (4) 472pp. et (4) 350pp., 6 tomes en 6 volumes reliés. - La plus belle et la plus complète des éditions de Regnard, quand elle contient bien les cinquième et sixième volumes, tirés à petit nombre (ainsi que l'indique Cohen), et que l'on trouve rarement joints aux quatre premiers. Elle est illustrée d'un portrait de l'auteur par Rigaud gravé par Tardieu et de 11 belles figures de Moreau et Marillier, gravées par Delignon, Duponchel, etc. Les remarques et avertissements sont de Garnier. Reliures en plein veau blond porphyre et glacé d'époque. Dos lisses ornés, roulettes en queues et têtes. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin vert. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Léger manque à une pièce de titre. Frottements en coiffes, bordures. Un trou de ver en queue du tome II. Dos éclaircis. Mors en queue du tome VI fendu. Très bel exemplaire, malgré de minimes défauts. Intérieur globalement frais, avec de rares piqûres. Le volume 1 est dédié aux récits de voyages, les volumes 2 à 4 au théâtre, et les volumes 5 et 6 au théâtre italien. Cette édition soignée, à la belle impression, aux gravures de qualité, rejoint les grandes réussites des éditions établies sur l'imprimerie de Monsieur (Racine, Corneille). ex libris IHS Domus parisien. ADS Germany. ex dono : Coll. complet. Lez 23 gbre 1792. DB. J. J. De Bure fils aîné. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] The best and most complete editions of Regnard, when it contains much the fifth and sixth volumes, fired small number (as well as Cohen suggests), and found rarely joined the top four. It is illustrated with a portrait of the author by Rigaud engraved by Tardieu and beautiful figures of 11 and Marillier Moreau, engraved by Delignon, Duponchel, etc. The information and warnings are Garnier. Binders full fair calf porphyry contemporary. back smooth decorated, wheels tails and heads. parts of title and volume number in green morocco. Triple net framing on the boards. Slight lack a-piece. Friction copings, curbs. A wormhole tail of Volume II. spine clarified. Mors tail chopped Volume VI. Very nice copy, despite minor defects. Volume 1 is dedicated to travel books, volumes 2-4 to the theater, and volumes 5 and 6 in the Italian theater. This neat editing, printing beautiful, quality prints, joined the great successes of publications prepared on the printing Mr. (Racine, Corneille). (4) xxxvj, 406pp. (1) et (4) 556pp. (1) et (4) 514pp. (1) et (4) 456pp. (4) 472pp. et (4) 350pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        English Botany; or Coloured Figures of British Plants, with their essential characters, synonyms, and places of growth.

      - London, printed for the author by J. Davis, 1790-1814. 36 volumes (bound in 21, including the index volume). Royal-8vo (235 x 140mm). With 2592 hand-coloured engraved plates and descriptive text (Together with:) HOOKER, W.J. Supplement to the English Botany . London, J.D.C and C.E. Sowerby, 1831-1834. Vols. 1-2 (of 5). Royal-8vo (235 x 140mm). With 204 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary uniform half calf, spines in 5 compartments with gilt lines and lettering, marbled sides. An attractive and very clean uniformly bound copy of the first edition of this esteemed and beautifully illustrated work on British plants. The set is bound in systematic order. "One of the most celebrated of all British Floras is Sowerby's "English Botany" . 2592 beautifully coloured illustrations of plants most of which are drawn and engraved by James Sowerby. The plates are accompanied by descriptive letterpress written by the eminent botanist James Edward Smith." (Henrey II, p. 141). Our copy has the first two volumes of the later published supplement by W.J. Hooker.Nissen BBI, 2225. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres complettes

      The best and most complete editions of Regnard, when it contains much the fifth and sixth volumes, fired small number (as well as Cohen suggests), and found rarely joined the top four. It is illustrated with a portrait of the author by Rigaud engraved by Tardieu and beautiful figures of 11 and Marillier Moreau, engraved by Delignon, Duponchel, etc. The information and warnings are Garnier.Binders full fair calf porphyry contemporary. back smooth decorated, wheels tails and heads. parts of title and volume number in green morocco. Triple net framing on the boards. Slight lack a-piece. Friction copings, curbs. A wormhole tail of Volume II. spine clarified. Mors tail chopped Volume VI. Very nice copy, despite minor defects.Volume 1 is dedicated to travel books, volumes 2-4 to the theater, and volumes 5 and 6 in the Italian theater. This neat editing, printing beautiful, quality prints, joined the great successes of publications prepared on the printing Mr. (Racine, Corneille). De l'imprimerie de Monsieur, chez la veuve Duchesne et fils A Paris 1790 In-8 (13x20,5cm) (4) xxxvj, 406pp. (1) et (4) 556pp. (1) et (4) 514pp. (1) et (4) 456pp. (4) 472pp. et (4) 350pp. 6 tomes en 6 volumes reliés

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        DISCOURS DE M. AUVRAY, PRESIDENT, APRÈS LA LECTURE DES ARRÊTÉS DE LA MUNICIPALITÉ [caption title]

      [Cap Français]: De l'Imprimerie de l'Assemblée Provinciale du Nord, 1790. 4pp. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Very minor wear. Near fine. The author attempts to set forth the respective powers of the Provincial Assembly and the local municipalities, opposing the assembly of Saint Marc's desire to separate their region from the others. He proposes a ban on communications between Cap Francais and the Assembly of Saint Marc. Rare, with a copy located only at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.

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        Voyage en Nubie et en Abyssinie, entrepris pour découvrir les sources du Nil, pendant les années 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772 & 1773. Traduit de l'Anglais, par M. Castéra.- [Al final del volumen 5, con paginación aparte:] Quatre voyages dans le Pays des Hottentots et la Cafrerie, en 1777, 1778 & 1779, par le lieutenant William Paterson, traduit de l Anglais sur la seconde edition, par M. Castera.

      A Paris: "Hôtel de Thou, [vols I a III]; chez Plassan, [vols. IV, V & At, 1790-1791 A Paris: "Hôtel de Thou, [vols I a III]; chez Plassan, [vols. IV, V & Atlas]", 1790-1791. First French edition. Contemporary full leather. VG+. "5 vol. in 4º & 1 atlas in 4º+; half-tiles; each title-page with different engraved title vignette, except vol. 5, printed whitout plate.- Vol. I: [4], 7 plates [Ethiopian writing], lxxxiii, [1], 620 p., 8 plates, 1 engraved folding map; sign. [2],[7], A-Hhhh4, Iiii2.- Vol. II: [4], 784 p., 1 engraved folding map; sign.: [2], A-Eeeee4, Fffff3.- III:[4], 858 p., 4 plates.; sign.: A-Ppppp4, Qqqqq.- IV:[6], 752 p., 3 plates.; sign.: [3], A-Bbbbb4.- V: [4], 328 p., clxiii.; sign.: [2], A-Ss4, a-v4, x2.- Atlas: [4] p., 1 engraved folding map and 43 plates (all signed Benard) followed by 1 engraved folding map (signed Benard) and 19 double page plates.- // Full leather bound; dentelle gilt to board edges; five raise bands, double spine label and spines embosse; plates with triple border embossed; Tinted edges. Binding a little tired at the edges, with some wearing to headcaps, and corners on some of the volumes about to split. Some sheets toasted to different degrees without it being serious. Sporadic foxing. Vol. I: lost foot, engraving 7 and 8 bound on wrong pages, loss of paper due to tear to lower corner of p. 737; Vol. II: Headcap detached; Vol. III: small gallery without affecting in upper margin of pp. 145-186. Atlas: Minimal tear to gutter margin, hardly perceptible, on plates 18-21 of the first series.- // Prov.: No data.- // Appointed as consul in Algiers in 1763, the Scotsman James Bruce (1730-1794) travelled through the Maghreb before undertaking a great journey of archaeological exploration in Syria, followed by another in search of the source of the Nile, whose actual location had been much under discussion. On September 18, 1769, he disembarked in Massasouah, Ethiopia, with the destination of Gondar, where he arrived almost five months later. He then began down the Blue Nile (Abbai to the Abyssinians, Bahr-el-Azraq for the Arabs, Astapus for the classics), as others had done before, until reaching the lagoons' source, enter Abyssinia from there on a journey that was questioned for a long time. Seeing how dangerous and risky it was to enter a kingdom shut off to foreigners with a penalty of death, surrounded by hostile tribes and where the sovereign was revered as a real life living god, Bruce earned, after approaching several dignitaries form the court, the protection of the queen. The King held Bruce against his will to ensure that he paid them services against the rebels and the palace's intrigues. He was retained for so long, three years after he began his search for the source of the Nile he was still forbidden to leave. When finally, committing to return, he was granted permission, he went back to Europe. First to Paris, where he met with Buffon, and later, in June 1774, to London, to find out that his family, as they thought him gone forever, had been given his properties, and had divided them between them... The printing of this appreciated first French edition in quarto (there was a simultaneous one in octavo), was begun the same year as the original in English(1). It is worth mentioning that the work, along with the adventures of his journey and the expositions on natural history, archaeology and cultural characteristics, includes a history of Abyssinia translated from native texts, as well as the first ever published engraving of a two-horned rhinoceros. The work is often presented as Voyage aux sources du Nil, even though it is neither the title on the cover or on the title page. As there are copies missing the notice to the binder (which was published in Volumes I, III, IV and the Atlas) there is also confusion about where the engravings should be bound, adding to this that together with the first volume a set of 7 engravings of Ethiopian writing was included without any indication about where this set should be bound. And it is usually said that the Atlas should contain 66 prints (Brunet and Graesse raised this figure to 88), although this is somewhat uncertain given that the Atlas itself specifies that it must contain a map and 43 explanatory engravings in Volume 5 as well as a map, and 19 explanatory engravings in Voyages of Paterson, included at the end of that volume. In total 64 plates. Interestingly, when announcing the publication of the final part of the work, in February 1792, the editors said in the L'Esprit des Journaux, François et Étrangers:  On vient de mettre en vente chez Plassan (...) le Ve & dernier volume du Voyage en Nubie & Abyssinie, par James Bruce. Ce volume est accompagné d un atlas contenant 65 planches & cartes: on joint à ce volume IV voyages dans la Caffrerie & chez les Hottentots, par le liuetenant Paterson, avec 19 planches. He implied that there should be 65 + 19 engravings, when the 19 included in the count of 65, which is not then 65 but 64. The difference would be that the map corresponding to Vol. 2 (indicated on the engraving itself) was supplied later, with the Atlas, as there are many copies that have it bound there. The Atlas must therefore have 64 prints, and both Volumes 1 and 2 contain one map each. Absolutely complete with all half-titles and title pages, and with all the maps and prints.- // (1) ""Travels to discover the source of the Nile, in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, and 1773 ..."". Edinburgh: J. Ruthven for G.G.J. and Robinson, 1790.- // Refs.: Refs.: Boucher de La Richarderie, IV, 319; Brunet, I, c 1283; Gay, 44; Graesse, 550."

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        Vue de la Colonade de Marbre dans le Jardin de Sanssouci. Dédiée . Princesse Sophie Albertine de Suede Princesse Abbesse de Quedlinbourg etc. .

      - Umrißkupferstich v. F ( riedrich) Genelli b. Morino & Company, um 1790, 24,6 x 37 Berndt, Märkische Ansichten, Nr. 1508 mit Abb.; Nicht bei Drescher/Kroll. - Seltene Ansicht des Kupferstechers Friedrich Genelli ( 1765 - 1793 ). Hier vorliegend ohne jede Nummerierung. - Im Bild einer kleiner Tintenfleck.

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        PROCLAMATION DU ROI, SUR LE DÉCRET DE L'ASSEMBLÉE NATIONALE, DU 3 AVRIL, POUR LA LIBERTÉ DU COMMERCE DE L'INDE AU-DELÀ DU CAP DE BONNE-ESPÉRANCE [caption title].

      Rouen: L. Oursel, 1790. - 3pp. [with:] [PRINTED FORM LETTER, COMPLETED IN MANUSCRIPT, CONCERNING THE PROCLAMATION]. [N.p. 1790]. [1]p. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Light wear and soiling. Very good. Proclamation by the Revolutionary government of France, abolishing the monopoly of the French East India Company on trade beyond the Cape of Good Hope and declaring it open to all Frenchmen. The Compagnie des Indes Orientales was established in 1664 to compete with the British and Dutch East India companies. It had considerable difficulty maintaining itself financially through its long history, and it was finally liquidated in 1769. In 1785 it was reconstituted and granted a seven-year monopoly on trade beyond the Cape of Good Hope, but the French Revolution and the democratic zeal that accompanied it, put an end to that with the present decree. The brief proclamation is accompanied by a transmittal form from the Bureau Intermediane du Departement de Montivilliers, indicating that one copy of the proclamation was sent to the recipient.

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        PROCLAMATION DU ROI, SUR LE DÉCRET DE L'ASSEMBLÉE NATIONALE, DU 3 AVRIL, POUR LA LIBERTÉ DU COMMERCE DE L'INDE AU-DELÀ DU CAP DE BONNE-ESPÉRANCE [caption title]

      Rouen: L. Oursel, 1790. 3pp. [with:] [PRINTED FORM LETTER, COMPLETED IN MANUSCRIPT, CONCERNING THE PROCLAMATION]. [N.p. 1790]. [1]p. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Light wear and soiling. Very good. Proclamation by the Revolutionary government of France, abolishing the monopoly of the French East India Company on trade beyond the Cape of Good Hope and declaring it open to all Frenchmen. The Compagnie des Indes Orientales was established in 1664 to compete with the British and Dutch East India companies. It had considerable difficulty maintaining itself financially through its long history, and it was finally liquidated in 1769. In 1785 it was reconstituted and granted a seven-year monopoly on trade beyond the Cape of Good Hope, but the French Revolution and the democratic zeal that accompanied it, put an end to that with the present decree. The brief proclamation is accompanied by a transmittal form from the Bureau Intermediane du Departement de Montivilliers, indicating that one copy of the proclamation was sent to the recipient.

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        EXTRAIT DES REGISTRES DE LA MUNICIPALITE DU CAP. DE LA SEANCE EXTRAORDINAIRE DE 7 JUILLET 1790...

      Cap Français: de l'Imprimerie royale, 1790. 8pp. Single folded sheet, unopened. Faint dampstain. Very good. Convened in special session, the municipality of Cap Français warns the Provincial Assembly of the North not to maintain direct or indirect relations with the colonial assembly at St. Marc. At this point the issues between the rich north, controlled by the large planters, and the smaller planters of St. Marc, had reached a boiling point. Very rare. Not in OCLC.

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        WITTENBERG. Gesamtansicht über die Elbe, im Vordergrund hübsche figürliche Staffage mit Bürgern und einem Hirten mit seinen Schafen und Rindern.

      - Kupferstich von "Joh: Peter Wolffs Seel Erben", um 1790, 27 x 33,5 cm. Unter der Ansicht Legende von 1-8. - Auf festem Papier mit Rändchen um die Einfassungslinie. Kräftiger Druck.

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        AN EULOGIUM IN HONOR OF THE LATE DR. WILLIAM CULLEN, PROFESSOR OF THE PRACTICE OF PHYSIC IN THE UNIVERISTY OF EDINBURGH; DELIVERED BEFORE THE COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS OF PHILADELPHIA, ON THE 9th OF JULY, AGREEABLY TO THEIR VOTE OF THE 4th OF MAY, 1790 [caption title]

      Philadelphia: Thomas Dobson, 1790. 30,[1]pp. Dbd. Two ownership inscriptions on titlepage. Final leaf of advertisements detached. Somewhat tanned, with scattered foxing. Good plus. A eulogy for William Cullen, a Scottish physician and chemist, professor at Edinburgh Medical School, and key figure in the Scottish Enlightenment, who counted among his friends David Hume and Adam Smith. Cullen wrote an expansive and admired medical textbook, "First Lines of Practice of Physic," and served as physician to the King if he were in Scotland. This eulogy was given in Philadelphia by Dr. Benjamin Rush, Founding Father and Signer of the Declaration of Independence, who had been a student under Cullen. EVANS 22162.

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        Special Karte von der Mittelmark mit Genehmhaltung der Königl. Academie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin herausgegeben im Jahr 1791. - gestochen von Carl Jäck Berlin 1791. - D.F. Sotzmann delin 1790':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Carl Jäck in Berlin n. Daniel Friedrich Sotzmann, dat. 1791, 52,5 x 61 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. E - J, S. 417. - Zeigt die Mittelmark mit Einteilung in seine Kreise. - Unten links Erklärungen. - Oben rechts Titel. - Faltkarte auf Leinen. - Sehr selten! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manuscript Law Dictionary, Late Eighteenth Century

      1790 - Eighteenth-Century French Legal Manuscript Dictionary [Manuscript]. [France]. Manuscript Law Dictionary. [N.p., late eighteenth century]. [284] pp. 12mo. (6" x 3-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, lettering piece to spine (reading "Dictionn/ de/ Chartes"). Moderate rubbing to extremities, a few light scuffs to boards, front joint cracked, corners bumped and somewhat worn, spine rubbed, moderate toning, a few minor worm holes. Text in fine neat hand to rectos and versos of all leaves but one. * This manuscript dictionary contains a three-page preface and definitions of about 650 legal terms and concepts. Many have references and citations, some specific to a particular location, possibly that of Bainant, in Belgium. A later note in pencil on the front free endpaper states "ex libris Rosetee Dubuisson." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Elements de la Morale Universelle, ou Catechisme de la Nature. Par feu M. le Baron d`Holbach, des academies de Petersbourg, de Manheim et de Berlin

       G. de Bure, Paris, 1790. 2 Bl./208 S., Interimsbroschur der Zeit (Rücken mit Fehlstelle) - Holbach war ein Philosoph der französischen Aufklärung, der vor allem für seine religionskritischen und atheistischen Thesen bekannt war. Er verfasste das Werk bereits 1765. Es wurde allerdings erst ein Jahr nach seinem Tod 1790 veröffentlicht/Raupp, Bd. 15, sp. 716 - 726/Neue Deutsche Bibliographie, Bd. 9, 510 - 512 - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Philosophie,Alte Drucke vor 1850

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        The Bill of Rights in "American Museum"

      American Museum, 1790 This book contains the first magazine appearance of the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution. This book collects the first 6 months of issues, January through June, of the American Museum magazine, bound here in original 18th Century leather in very good condition. The February issue contained the first magazine appearance of the Bill of Rights, according to Dr. Stephen Lomazow in his book "The Great American Magazine," which can be read online. The Bill of Rights were first proposed in 1789, and finally ratified in 1791. They appeared in the February, 1790, American Museum magazine during the interim period of debate. The American Museum was the best early American magazine. Its subscribers included George Washington. The book is housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        The Angler's Museum; or the Whole Art of Float and Fly Fishing

      Printed for John Fielding, No. 23, Pater-noster-row, London 1790 - Third Edition. To which is prefixed The Sermon of St. Anthony. Frontispiece portrait, woodcut title vignette. 135, [1, ad] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Westwood & Satchell p.194; Heckscher 1773 Later half morocco and marbled boards, t.e.g., by Blackwell. Bookplate of Arnold Wood Frontispiece portrait, woodcut title vignette. 135, [1, ad] pp. 1 vols. 12mo Third Edition. To which is prefixed The Sermon of St. Anthony

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        Sandtor ('Das Sand-Thor im Jahr 1730.').

      - Kupferstich v. Friedrich Gottlob Endler, um 1790, 18,5 x 29

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        Monumenta Aquensia.

      Adjectae sunt plures alexandrinae ac finitimarum Pedemontanae ditionis provinciarum chartae et chronicae. Montisferrati, Salutiarum, Cevae, Incisae, Boschi, Ponzoni, ac aliorum Aledramicae gentis marchionum origines enucleantibus. Taurini, ex Typogr. Regia, 1789-1790, - 2 vol. in-4, pp. XXIII, (37), 728 colonne; pp. 56, 28, 856 colonne; stupende legature coeve in pieno marocchino granata, con artistiche decorazioni (differenti da volume a volume) in oro ai piccoli ferri sui piatti e al dorso a tralci e fiori, bordura a spirale sui piatti, tit. oro al dorso, tagli dor. Fregi e stemmi silografati nel testo. Esemplare di dedica di opera fondamentale per la storia antica civile e diplomatica del Piemonte e Monferrato e per la città di Acqui in particolare, condotta dall'autore sui documenti e codici manoscritti datati dal 1399 al 1699, corredata di indici ed erudite note filologiche. Importante è pure lo studio genealogico sulle famiglie nobili piemontesi potenti nei secoli citati. Assai rara. Magnifico esempl. a pieni margini, conservato nell'artistica legatura torinese del tempo, con decorazione tipica degli artigiani che lavorarono nel settecento alla corte Sabauda (vedi gli studi di Morazzoni e Malaguzzi su tali legature). Ex-libris settecentesco con le armi araldiche di Ant. Maria Corte vescovo di Acqui, dedicatario dell'opera. Manno II, 6693. Lozzi I, 108, 13, note : ''opera rarissima''. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Historical Account of the Ancient Town of Lowestoft, in the County of Suffolk. To which is added some cursory remarks on the adjoining parishes and a general account of the island of Lothingland.

      G.G.J. and J. Robinson; J. Nichols, London 1790 - A fiine copy in half calf leather with raised bands and title in gilt on morocco leather to the spine. Marbled boards & marbled slightly soiled page edges. Fine internal condition with 4 page index to the rear having some foxing. 4to, xv,[1],485,[1],[4]pp [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Briefe aus Paris zur Zeit der Revolution. Aus dem Braunschweigischen Journal abgedruckt. Braunschweig, Schulbuchhandlung 1790. XII,.

      - 372 S. Interims-Pappband. Erste Ausgabe. - Hamberger/Meusel I, 536. - Campe reiste 1789 zusammen mit Wilhelm von Humboldt nach Paris und erhielt 1792 den Ehrenbürgerbrief der französischen Republik (vgl. NDB III, S. 110 f.) Die Briefe entstanden im August 1789. - Einband fleckig u. bestoßen, Teile des Rückens fehlen, leicht gebräunt u. gering fleckig, unbeschnitten.

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        Traité complet sur les abeilles, avec une méthode nouvelle de les gouverner, telle qu'elle se pratique à Syra, île de l'archipel; précédé d'un précis historique et économique de cette île. Dédié à Madame. 3 tomes en 3 volumes.

      de l'Imprimerie de Monsieur, chez Bleuet père, Paris 1790 - 8° (21 x 13,5 cm), XXXII (titre inclus), 462 pp., 5 planches dépliantes (num. de I à IV, 1 pl. non num.); VIII (titre inclus), 500 pp., 2 ff. (errata),; XII (faux-titre et titre inclus), 532 pp., 2 ff. (errata), broché, couverture d'attente de l'époque. CASTELJAU 588. BRUNET 6443. BLACKMER 959 : "This fascinating and rare work is based on della Rocca's years on the Catholic stronghold of Syros. There is a description and a view of the island as well as a section on bee-keeping, wich the rest of the plates illustrate". Le précis historique sur l'ìle de Syros occupe 290 pages du premier volume. Exemplaire tel que paru, non rogné et partiellement coupé. Le volume 3 avec une petite mouillure claire dans la marge supérieure sinon bon exemplaire. Ouvrage rare, recherché par les amateurs d'abeilles ainsi que par des amateurs de la Grèce ou de l'Empire ottoman. Français 1790 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Saggio di Litologia Vesuviana.

      Dedicato a S.M. la Regina delle Due Sicilie dal cav. Giuseppe Gioeni de' duchi d'Angiò. Napoli, Stamperia Simoniana. 1790, - in-8, pp. (12), XCII, (4), 208, (2), bella legatura coeva p.pelle, bordura sui piatti e fregi in oro al dorso. Vasto e dettagliato studio di scienza litologica sull'Etna che offre i risultati di esami e studi di fisica, chimica e vulcanologia effettuati nel XVIII sec. su ogni tipo di pietra, lava e altri materiali ritrovati nei secoli sulle pendici del vulcano. Ottimo esemplare di opera rara. G.Gioeni (Catania 1743-1822) si ispirò W.Hamilton (Campi Phlegraei), a Giuseppe Recupero ed al francese Gratet de Dolomieu per questi suoi fondamentali studi naturalistici sui vulcani e particolarmente sull'Etna. Mira, Bibliogr. Siciliana, I, 427. Diz. Biogr. It.ni, vol.55, pp.115-117. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Translation of a Speech, spoken by the Count Clermont Tonnere, Christmas Eve last, on the Subject of admitting Non Catholics, Comedians and Jews to all the Privileges of Citizens, according to the declaration of rights.

      London, England 1790 - Clermont¿Tonnerre, "Speech on Religious Minorities and Questionable Professions" (23 December 1789) On 21 December 1789, a deputy raised the question of the status of non¿Catholics under the new regime; his intervention started a long debate that quickly expanded to cover Jews, actors, and executioners, all of them excluded from various rights before 1789. Jews enjoyed certain rights within their own religious communities but were largely excluded from broader political and civil rights and in fact faced great restrictions on their choice of occupation, ability to own property, and the like. Actors and executioners both exercised professions that were considered "infamous"; actors took someone else¿s role on the stage and were reputed to be immoral in their behavior, and executioners killed people, an act considered murder under other circumstances. As a consequence, neither actors nor executioners could vote or hold local offices before 1789, and they were often shunned. This first debate shows that declaring "the rights of man" raised as many questions as it answered. Once the question of Protestants had been raised, other excluded groups soon came up, beginning with actors. Since Brunet de Latuque had proposed a law covering "non¿Catholics," it was inevitable that someone would ask if this included the Jews, who were also non¿Catholics but whom many deputies regarded as another nation altogether. Count Stanislas¿Marie¿Adélaide de Clermont¿Tonnerre (1757¿92) gave a long speech on the subject. A deputy from the nobility of Paris and generally aligned with the liberal nobles, Clermont¿Tonnerre argued for an inclusive interpretation of the declaration of rights, but he rejected any separate or different legal status for Jewish communities. In his view, citizens were citizens as individuals, not as members of different social or ethnic groups. Sirs, in the declaration that you believed you should put at the head of the French constitution you have established, consecrated, the rights of man and citizen. In the constitutional work that you have decreed relative to the organization of the municipalities, a work accepted by the King, you have fixed the conditions of eligibility that can be required of citizens. It would seem, Sirs, that there is nothing else left to do and that prejudices should be silent in the face of the language of the law; but an honorable member has explained to us that the non-Catholics of some provinces still experience harassment based on former laws, and seeing them excluded from the elections and public posts, another honorable member has protested against the effect of prejudice that persecutes some professions. This prejudice, these laws, force you to make your position clear. I have the honor to present you with the draft of a decree, and it is this draft that I defend here. I establish in it the principle that professions and religious creed can never become reasons for ineligibility. . . . The professions that the adversaries of my opinion claim to mark as infamous come down to two: the executioners and the actors who occupy our various theaters. I blush to compare the children of the arts with the instrument of the penal laws, but the objections force me to it. . . . What the law orders is inherently good; the law orders the death of a guilty person, the executioner only obeys the law. It is against all justice for the law to inflict upon him a legal punishment; it is against reason to tell him, do this and if you do it, you will be considered infamous. I pass to the discussion of actors, and I will certainly have less trouble disarming a prejudice that has been weakened for a long time by the influence of the Enlightenment, the love of the arts, and reason. I will not say to you, Sirs, all that they have been and all that they can be. Several causes have motivated the opinion that attacks them: the license of morals, and let us not forget, Sirs, that a government that never had another goal than [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Miscellanies in Prose and Verse by Sundry Authors. Written in Dublin.

      1790 Title leaf, 1f blank, 23 numbered pages, 53 unnumbered pages of manuscript. V.g. clean state, bound in contemporary half calf, marbled boards, expertly rebacked, gilt banded spine, red morocco label. Armorial bookplate of the Thompson family incorporating hand-written name Geo. Thompson. 19.5 x 16cm. 1788 & later.The opening piece is a 23 page transcription made on November 25th 1788 and entitled 'Advices from America, from

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        Luz da liberal e nobre arte da Cavallaria

      Na Regia officina typografica, Lisboa 1790 - ____ Première édition de la "Lumière de l'art libéral et noble de la cavalerie". C'est le plus bel ouvrage de l'école d'équitation portugaise. Illustré par un portrait frontispice de Joao VI de Portugal et de 93 belles planches gravées dont 22 dépliantes et 2 vignettes de titre et 3 belles lettrines. Les illustrations sont de Joaquim Carneiro da Silva. Le Marquis de Marialva est à l'origine de la partie technique de l'ouvrage. Cet instructeur de la cour royale, a tellement marqué l'équitation portugaise, que l'on applique encore aujourd'hui " l'arte de Marialva" dans les courses de taureaux. Bon exemplaire. ___ First edition. This is the most handsome work on horsemanship of the Portuguese school. Engraved portrait frontispiece of John VI of Portugal, 93 plates (22 of which folding) after Joaquim Carneiro da Silva, and 2 engraved head-piece vignettes, 3 engraved historiated initials. The Marquis of Marialva was responsible for the technical part of the treatise. Dom Pedro Alcantara y Meneses, fourth Marquis of Marialva, Master of the Horse to the royal court, emerged as one of the most influential horsemen of post renaissance Europe. His influence in laying down the modern day rules of Portuguese equestrian bullfighting was so great, that this type of bullfighting is also referred as the Art of Marialva. ______ Format : In-folio. Collation : portrait, XXVI, 213 pp., faux-titre, 216 à 454, (1) pp., 93 planches h.-t. Basane havane marbrée, dos lisse orné, tranches marbrées. (Reliure du XIXe.). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Gesamtans., "Rhein-Gegend bei Koblenz und der Vestung Ehrenbreitstein .".

      - Kupferstich v. Cöntgen n. Beckenkam, um 1790, 18,5 x 33,1 Seltener Einblattdruck.

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        Trois Quatuors pour Deux Violons, Alto, et Basse ? Oeuvre 60 [String quartets opus 55, nos. 1-3]

      Artaria et Comp, [Vienna 1790 - Engraved music (plate number 77) in 4 parts, engraved title on front wrapper. Folio. Hoboken III:60-62 Uncut and loose as issued. Front wrapper detached and worn, lacking back wrapper, stain to first and second violin parts, foxing to final leaf of cello part Engraved music (plate number 77) in 4 parts, engraved title on front wrapper. Folio

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        A general history of the Christian church, to the fall of the Western Empire ...the second edition improved.

      Second edition, following the first of 1790: Corrected and expanded version of this scholarly history by Priestley, a controversial theologian as well as a chemist who may be best remembered today for experiments with gasses that led to the discovery of oxygen. Covering the early development of Christianity, the two volumes also address some contemporaneous events in Judaism and among various heathen groups. The work was printed in Northumberland, Pennsylvania, where Priestley settled in 1782, when his liberal political opinions and defense of the French Revolution (in addition to his status as a nonconforming minister of questionable orthodoxy) obliged him to emigrate from England to the United States. Provenance: Both title-pages inscribed by N. Irwin.

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        Travels To Discover the Source of the Nile,

      Edinburgh: by J. Ruthven for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, London,, 1790. in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, and 1773. In five volumes. 5 volumes, quarto (305 × 235 mm). Attractive recent brown half morocco, comb-marbled sides, raised bands to spine forming compartments, second and third gilt-lettered, central sun motifs to remaining compartments gilt, untrimmed. Engraved with vignette title to each volume, arms to dedication, 55 plates mostly of natural history subjects (occasional tissue guards tipped- or laid-in), 3 battle plans each with leaf of explanatory text, 4 leaves of Ethiopian dialects and 3 folding maps on large paper. Title-pages a touch soiled, sporadic light foxing the occasional minor spot as usual, variable damp-staining to vols. I and IV mainly confined to margins, occasionally affecting plates, faint tide-mark to upper outer corner of a few plates of vol. V not affecting images, vol. II signatures 4A to 4G clumsily opened not affecting text, first two folding maps (Arabian Gulf and the Tract of Solomon's Fleet) each with short closed tear along inner fold with image intact, third map (Lake Tana) sometime repaired along fold on verso. A good set. First edition, untrimmed and rare thus. James Bruce of Kinnaird (1730-1794) was only the second European to visit the isolated mountain kingdom of Abyssinia since the 1630s, and his fame on his return rivalled that of Captain Cook and Joseph Banks, recently returned from the Pacific, though back in London "his stories were regarded as being too fabulous to be true, and he found himself ridiculed by society, especially by Samuel Johnson who had translated the narrative of Jeronimo Lobo" (Howgego). A sceptical public had to wait sixteen years while William Logan and later Benjamin Latrobe edited Bruce's chaotic notes and journals. "In conformity with 18th-century conventions of travel writing, it is an 'immethodical miscellany', ranging from striking adventure stories, reported dialogues, and Shandean asides boasting of his success with African women, through a pedantic history of ancient Ethiopia (which occupies most of the first two volumes), to vivid sketches of contemporary Abyssinian life, politics, and natural history. It was immensely successful, most of the original edition being sold to retail booksellers within thirty-two hours, and was rapidly translated into French and German" (ODNB). The excellent plates, chiefly bound into the fifth volume, separately titled "Select Specimens of Natural History, collected in Travels to discover the Source of the Nile, in Egypt, Arabia, Abyssinia, and Nubia", are based on the drawings of Bruce and his companion Luigi Balugani, and superbly engraved by Heath. Bruce's "long and energetic narrative Â… remains one of the great travel accounts of the eighteenth century" (idem).

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        Ordre de Malte]. Exposition des droits de l'Ordre de S. Jean de Jerusalem, relativement aux impositions et subsides.

      1790 - In-4 broché de 48 pp., non coupé, couverture de l'époque. « Tous ceux qui ont traité de l'Ordre de Malte se sont bornés à le considérer sous son rapport avec son régime militaire & religieux. En développant les droits de l'Ordre et les distinctions éminentes dont il jouit, ils ont omis de toucher l'article de la fiscalité, sans doute comme un objet peu digne, par sa nature, d'entrer en concurrence avec des droits infiniment plus précieux &plus relevés. Il est résulté de cette négligence que cette portion des droits de l'Ordre est restée ignorée de ceux-là mêmes qui étaient, par état, obligés de les faire valoir et de les défendre ». Pas dans Saffroy. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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