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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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        COMMEDIE DI GIO. GHERARDO DE ROSSI. (quatres volumes)

      sans nom, Bassano 1790 - Quatre volumes in-8 (13 x 19,8cm), titre, XX, 306pp., titre, 351pp., titre, 359pp. et titre, 276pp. Pleine basane marbrée d'époque, dos lisse orné d'une pièce d'auteur et de tomaison, filets, fers et décors dorés, roulette sur les coupes, tranches jaunes mouchetées, signet. (menus frottements aux reliures, petit manque de cuir au bas du dos du tome IV). Page de titre gravée à chaque volume. Tome II publié en 1791, tomes III et IV en 1792. Exemplaire imprimée sur papier fort, sans rousseurs. Belle édition collective des pièces de Rossi. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Addition aux observations [.] sur la liquidation de la dette exigible ou arriérée

      1790 - de 32 pages [Paris, Clouiser, 1790, in-8, de 32 pages, exemplaire broché, sous couverture de papier marbré, Rare plaquette. Critiquant à la fois les positions de Talleyrand et celles de Mirabeau, le célèbre chimiste, député suppléant du bailliage de Blois, membre de la Société de 1789, propose, en compagnie de ses amis modérés comme La Rochefoucauld, La Fayette ou Bailly, une limitation de l'émission des assignats. Premiers et derniers feuillets roussis. [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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        GRANDE TARTARIE ET ISLES DU JAPON SUIVANT LES RELATIONS LES PLUS AUTENTIQUES.

      Paris 1790, Sr. Defnos. A single sheet copper etched hand. colored map, 10.5 x 10 inches, very good, with distance key.. This is a very nice work, showing the whole of Asia, from Kamtschatka at the East to Russie Europeenne at the West and from the Mer Glaciale in the North, to the Tropic of Cancer at the South. Shows all of the Asian countries with Japan, Yesso, Korea, China, Tibet, Little Tibet, India, Central As- ia and as far as Yunnan. Nicely executed, with elaborate cartouche, suitable for framing and display. S C A R C E A color scan can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        MONOGRAPHIES RELATIVES A L'AFFAIRE DE LA REVOLTE ET DU MASSACRE DE MONTAUBAN DU 10 MAI 1790, du 11 mai 1790 et Suivantes MISES EN ORDRE CHRONOLOGIQUE. 17 Documents.

      1790 - ENSEMBLE DE 17 MONOGRAPHIES RASSEMBLEES SUR LE SUJET DU MASSACRE DU 10 MAI 1790 : - 11 mai Récit des Troubles Survenus à Montauban le 10 mai 1790, 16 p. Consistoire des Maisons Communes. Montauban Chez Vincent TEULIERES Imprimeur du roi ; - 18 au 24 mai Copies des lettres de M. THOURET Président de l'Assemblée nationale à MM de la Garde Nationale Bordelaise, et Décret, 8 p. ; - 19 avril au 25 juin, RECUEIL DES LETTRES ECRITES à MM les Officiers Municipaux de Montauban par M. GUIGNARD, 8 p. - 19 mai 1790, COPIE DE L'ADRESSE DES PARENS DES PRISONNIERS A L'Armée Bordelaise et autres pièces. 15 p.; - Copies des lettres écrites par M. Courpon Major Général, Commandant un détachement de la garde Nationale Bordelaise. 23/25 mai, 6 p. ; - Copies des lettres écrites à Mrs les Officiers Municipaux de Montauban par les Maires & Officiers Municipaux de Bordeaux, 24 mai,7 p. ; - PROCLAMATION de Messieurs LES MAIRES ET OFFICIERS MUNICIPAUX DE LA VIE DE MONTAUBAN du 29 mai 1790, 4 p. Chez V. Teullieres. ; - RECIT HISTORIQUE ET FIDELE des faits qui ont précédé ou suivi la fatale journée du 10 mai 1790 à Montauban, 28 juin 1790, 28 p. avec notes manuscrites. ; - Vers le 4 juillet 1790, AUX CITOYENS DE MONTAUBAN par UN PATRIOTE TOULOUSAIN, 19 p. - RAPPORT FAIT A L'ASSEMBLEE NATIONALE Dans la Séance du 22 juillet dernier Sur les Troubles survenus dans la Ville de Montauban ; par PIERRE JACQUES VEILLARD, A Paris, de l'Imprimerie Nationale, 22 juillet 1790, p. de titre et 72 pages et un étrange morceau de cire à cacheter sous un vieux scotch. ; - SEANCE DE L'ASSEMBLE NATIONALE SUR L'AFFAIRE DE MONTAUBAN AVEC le Décret VOTE visant à renvoyer le Régiment du LANGUEDOC. 8 p. 22 juillet 1790. ; - Copie de la Lettre écrite à M. PEYROZET par le Président du Comité des Rapports de l'Assembléee Nationale, 31 juillet, 2 p. - 14 août 1790, RECIT de la SEANCE DE L'ASSEMBLEE NATIONALE OU A ETE JUGEE L'AFFAIRE DE MONTAUBAN par M. MARIGNIE citoyen de cette ville, 14 p., Imprimerie Vincent Teulliere. ; - 14 août 1790, A BORDEAUX, de l'IMPRIMERIE du CAFE NATIONAL. REFUTATION D'UNE LETTRE ET D'UN PRECIS DES OFFICIERS DU REGIMENT DE LANGUEDOC. Publiés sous le titre de JUSTIFICATION. Par des PATRIOTES DE MONTAUBAN, 12 p. - 3 octobre 1790, PROCES VERBAL DU COURONNEMENT CIVIQUE DU REGIMENT DE TOURAINE, du Détachement de Royal Pologne et de la Maréchaussée de Montauban voté par la Société des Amis de la Constitution de Toulouse. A Montauban de L'imprimerie du Club des Patriotes. 28 pages. - 21 décembre 1790 ADRESSE des Sous-Officiers et Soldats du Régiment de Touraine à l'Assemblée Nationale, dont lettre à M. ANTOINE ET EXTRAIT DES DELIBERATIONS DE LA SOCIETE DES AMIS DE LA CONSTITUTION DE MONTAUBAN; - Sans Date, An II, LE MASSACRE DE MONTAUBAN OU LE PATRIOTISME DES BORDELAIS. POEME HEROIQUE EN DEUX CHANTS DEDIE AU BRAVE COURPON par M. COUTANCEAU, chasseur de la Légion Saint Pierre de toulouse, a Bordeaux de la Second Année de la Liberté. ETONNANT ET PASSIONNANT RASSEMBLEMENT DE DOCUMENTS ET TEMOIGNAGES CONCERNANT CETTE AFFAIRE.

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        De opsoniis et condimentis sive arte coquinaria libri X cum lectionibus variis atque indice edidit Joannes-Michael Bernhold [De re coquinaria]

      [Lubeck]: n.p., 1790. Octavo, [14], 230 pages. Engraved title and dedication pages. All edges dappled red. The final edition of Apicius to reprint the 1542 Humelberg text, which therefore closes the Renaissance tradition for the author. In the preface to this edition of the Apicius collection of Roman cookery recipes - the oldest collection of recipes to survive from antiquity - Joannes Michael Berhold refers to a Mediolani edition of Apicius (1490). Vicaire states that Brunet doubts its existence. The work is divided into ten books, each treating a category of cooking, much like in a modern cookbook. With the bookplate of Thomas Carnegy Esq. of Craigo. In patterned calf, gilt bordered. Gilt decorated spine compartments. Silk ribbon. Very near fine. [OCLC locates twenty-seven copies; Vicaire 33 (cites this as 1787 or 1791)].

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        Decouvertes des Francois, En 1768 & 1769, dans le sud-est de al Nouvelle Guinee. Et Reconnoissances posterieures des memes Terres par des Navigateurs Anglois qui leur ont impose de nouveaux noms; Precedees De l'Abrege historique des Navigations & des Decouvertes des Espagnols dans les memes Parages. Par M.***, ancien Capitaine de Vaisseau

      De L'Imprimerie Royale, Paris 1790 - A good copy of the 1st edition complete, with 11 folding charts and maps and 1 folding plate. Fleurieu had a naval military background and became a leading politician and promoter of South Seas exploration. This copy has a probably contemporary quarter leather binding with marbled boards and marbled page edges and marbled endpapers. The binding has wear but is in good sound condition. There is some damage to the front endpapers in the gutter, and some pencil annotation to the verso of the fep. Contents: title page; directions to binder 1p; Errata 1p; Introduction v-xvi; contents 4pp; folding chart; text pp 1-293; half title - Appendice; text pp 297-309; Fin; 11 further folding maps, charts and plate. The plates are numbered I-XII. The contents are generally very clean with the occasional light spot or mark. There is single small worm track in the gutter of pp 1-36, and a small stain around the track in the gutter affecting pp 14/15 and 16/17. The later plates have a little browning to edges where they protrude from the book and the final map has some browning. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Friedrich II., der Große (Berlin 24. 01. 1712 - 17. 08. 1786 in Potsdam). König von Preussen. "Ziethen sitzend vor seinem Könige - den 25ten Jänner 1785. Der hinterlassenen Gattin des Helden" ( Handschriftlich ).

      - Kupferstich n. Chodowiecki, um 1790, 42 x 54 Das berühmte Blatt von Chodowiecki. Die Abbildung bis auf die Bildkante beschnitten und allseitig angerändert. Die Legende handschriftlich mittig unter der Darstellung.

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        Werk von der Zucht der Pferde, Esel und Maulthiere und von den gewöhnlichsten Gestüttkrankheiten. Übersetzt aus dem Italienischen und vermehrt mit einem Anhang die neuern österreichischen Verordnungen über die Pferdezucht enthaltend von Gottfried Fechner.

      Calve Prag 1790 Gestochener Titel mit Vignette, 9 n.n. Blättern, 378 Seiten, Pappband der Zeit, 8° ( 20 x 12 cm ). Bezugspapiere des Einbands teilweise fehlend, stärker berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen. Erste deutsche Ausgabe - Mennessier de la Lance I, 70 - Schrader-H. 285: \"Zu diesem Buche gaben wohl hauptsächlich seine Beobachtungen bei dem königlichen Gestüte zu Chivasso Veranlassung.\" - Carlo Giovanni Brugnone (1741-1818) war ein \"Veterinär von großer Bedeutung\" (Hirsch-H. I,735). Sein \"Trattato del Razze di Cavalli\" war erstmals 1781 in Turin erschienen. - Titel hinterlegt, bis Seite 120 mit braunem Fleck in der oberen Ecke, Seiten teils stockfleckig. - selten - ( Gewicht 350 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Pferd, Pferde, Pferdezucht, Zucht, Maulesel, Esel, Maultier, Brugnone, Gestüt, Chivasso

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        BIBLIOTHEQUE UNIVERSELLE DES DAMES. VOYAGES

      HOTEL SERPENTE S.D. 20 VOLUMI, CM. 9X13. PP. (I) 260 ANNO 1790, (II) 316 A. 1786, (III) 270 A. 1786, (IV) 257 A. 1786, (V) 300 A. 1786, (VI) 256 A. 1787, (VII) 262 A. 1787, (VIII) 259 A. 1787, (IX) 282 A. 1788, (X) 266 A. 1788, (XI) 288 1789, (XII) 288 A. 1789, (XIII) 321 A. 1789, (XIV) 284 A. 1789, (XV) 281 A. 1789, (XVI) 283 A. 1790, (XVII) 284 A. 1790, (XVIII) 332 A. 1790, (XIX) 278 A. 1791, (XX) 283 A. 1791. IN LINGUA FRANCESE, LEGATI IN MEZZA PELLE CON PIATTI IN CARTONE FORTE MARMORIZZATI, TITOLI IN ORO AL DORSO, NASTRINO SEGNAPAGINE. LA CONSERVAZIONE DI TUTTI I VOLUMI E' MOLTO BUONA. PIU' FOTO

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        EXTRAIT DES REGISTRES DE DELIBERATIONS DE LA PAROISSE DE LA MARMELADE [caption title].

      [Cap Français]: De l'Imprimerie de L'Assemblee Provinciale du Nord, [Sept. 15, 1790]. - 4pp. Bifolium. Minor toning, small red pencil mark on first page. Very good. Printed document by the citizens of the Parish of Marmelade, describing a letter sent to them by the leaders of another parish encouraging them to form a confederation. They go on to discuss their hope for peace and their dedication to remain loyal to the French nation and the King. Written at the relative beginning of the French Revolution, this document demonstrates how much power loyalty to the monarchy still held over the communities located in French colonies. Rare, with only one copy located in OCLC, in the Biblioteque National in Paris.

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        Late Eighteenth Century Poetry]. 1. JERNINGHAM, Mr. [Edward]. The Ancient English Wake. A Poem. London: Printed by William Richardson... for James Robson, 1779. (iii-vii), 6-21, (1) pp., bound without the half title. [bound with] 2. [ROGERS, Samuel]. An Epistle to a Friend, with Other Poems... London: Printed by R. Noble for T. Cadell, 1796. 45, (1) pp. 3. [MAURICE, Thomas]. The Crisis, or the British Muse to the British Minister and Nation. London: Printed for the author, and sold by R. Faulder, 1798. 32 pp., bound without the half title. 4. SOTHEBY, W. Poems: Consisting of a Tour Through Parts of North and South Wales, Sonnets, Odes, and An Epistle to a Friend on Physiognomy. Bath: Printed by R. Cruttwell and sold by R. Faulder, London and T. Baker, Southampton, 1790. (iii-viii), 5-93 pp., bound without the half title and possibly a rear blank. 5. SMITH, Charlotte. Elegiac Sonnets. London : Printed for J. Dodsley, H. Gardner, and J. Bew, [1786]. Third edition, "with twenty additional sonnets".

      [1790's]. Eight works bound in one volume. 4to. Mid nineteenth century pink half calf over marbled boards, the armorial bookplate of E.H. Greenly to the front pastedown with their signature or those of a family member to several of the title pages. A lovely copy. An interesting collection of poetry of the period, some more uncommon institutionally than others. The final page of Smith's "Elegiac Sonnets" is signed by the author.

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        Journal of a Voyage to New South Wales, with sixty-five plates of nondescript animals, birds, lizards, serpents, curious cones of trees and other natural productions.

      London: J. Debrett. 1790. 4to. [ii] (engraved title), [xvi], 300, [36]pp. The superior issue, with the 65 plates hand-coloured; the leaves Hh4 and Kk4 in their cancelled state. Modern full tan morocco. The title-page is quite spotted and with some damp marks around its edges, a little light foxing on a few text pages only, otherwise clean. A few of the plates have some light, mostly marginal spotting, and a few have the titles repeated by hand in pale purple pencil (a young person practising copperplate?) - this person has also made a few annotations on pages 129 & 137; tear across inner top corner of pp255/6. ***Ferguson 97, Wantrup 17. .

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        Broadside. Begins: "A los venezolanos."

      In this address to his fellow Venezuelans, Paéz (1790-1873), the exiled general and former president -- who would serve as president yet again in the early 1860s-- denies any part in revolutionary conspiracies against the regime of General José Gregorio Monagas (1798-1858), then ruling Venezuela. Páez probably drew upon the pen of D. Antonio José de Irisarri (1786-1868) for the composition of this publication. Handsomely printed on a single sheet, in two columns. Rare: We fail to trace this piece of exile writing via WorldCat, NUC Pre-1956, or Palau.

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        OEUVRES COMPLETES. AVEC DES AVERTISSEMENS ET DES REMARQUES SUR CHAQUE PIECE, PAR M. G.***. NOUVELLE EDITION ORNEE DE BELLES GRAVURES VEUVE DUCHESNE ET FILS, DE L'IMPRIMERIE DE MONSIEUR PARIS 1790

      VEUVE DUCHESNE ET FILS, DE L'IMPRIMERIE DE MONSIEUR 1790 Six volumes in - 8 (205 x 137 mm), veau marbre', dos lisse orne', pieces de titre et tomaison maroquin rouge et vert, dentelle autour des plats, filet sur les coupes, roulette interieure, tranches dorees (reliure d'epoque). Premier tirage, illustre' d'un por

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        Voyage à la nitrière naturelle, qui se trouve à Molfetta, dans la terre de Bari en Pouille. Nouvelle édition

      1790 - 44 pages, une planche A Venise, chez Jacques Storti, 1790, in-8, 44 pages, une planche dépliante en frontispice, reliure d'attente de papier à la colle, Frontispice gravé en taille-douce par F. Genelli représentant une vue de l'intérieur de la nitrière, d'après un dessin de J. Hawkins : le nom de l'artiste a été rajouté à l'encre dans l'angle inférieur gauche de la gravure. Seconde édition de cet ouvrage rare. La première a paru à Paris en 1789 chez Barrois. Eberhard August Wilhelm von Zimmermann (1743-1815), zoologiste et géographe allemand, voyagea de la Russie à l'Angleterre, en passant par la Lithuanie, la Suède, le Danemark, la France, l'Allemagne, la Suisse et l'Italie, afin de mener des recherches sur les ressources naturelles de l'Europe. Il s'intéresse ici à la nitrière des Pouilles, à Molfetta, qu'il visita en compagnie de l'abbé Alberto Fortis, du minéralogiste anglais Hawkins et de Melchiorre Delfico. Bel exemplaire, à toutes marges, provenant des archives de l'abbé Camus de Nancy, qui l'a reçu des mains de l'un des compagnons de Zimmermann, Fortis, comme l'atteste la mention manuscrite au dos de la planche : "donné par Ms l'abbé Fortis à Venise le 24 janvier 1792". Vicaire Général de Nancy, Jean-Denis-François Camus (1752-1814) émigra dans les dernières semaines de l'année 1791 et prit la route d'Italie ; ce personnage à vocation académique, membre de plusieurs sociétés savantes de France, d'Allemagne et d'Italie, évolua avec aisance dans les milieux des érudits italiens. Il eut des contacts et des correspondances avec les plus grands d'entre eux, Tiraboschi, Bandini, Spallanzani, Giuseppe Gioeni, l'abbé Fortis, etc. Au cours de son périple italien, qui dura jusqu'à la fin de l'année 1793, ces nouvelles connaissances lui offrirent de nombreux ouvrages. Camus prit également des notes de voyage, en vue de la publication d'un Voyage en Italie, demeuré à l'état de manuscrit : une partie de ces cahiers vient d'être redécouverte. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sopra un nuovo metodo di far nascere con miglior esito i vermi da seta. Memoria accademia

      1790 - [6]-41 pages, une planche Brescia, della stamperia Pasini, 1790, in-8, [6]-41 pages, une planche dépliante, broché, couverture de papier dominoté de l'époque, Planche gravée en taille-douce par Beceni d'après Gasp. Turbini figurant des claies pour l'élevage des vers à soie. Première édition de cette Nouvelle méthode pour faire éclore les vers à soie, lue à l'origine à l'Académie agraire de Brescia le 25 février 1790. L'ouvrage a reparu en 1799. Ouvrage rare. Bel exemplaire, avec couverture d'attente de papier dominoté italien de l'époque, imprimé à la planche en vert olive, jaune et rouge au patron, d'aspect brillant, sans doute bruni à l'agate. Exemplaire provenant des archives de Jean-Denis-François Camus, abbé de Nancy, avec sa mention manuscrite au contreplat : "donné par l'auteur à Brescia le 1er mai 1793". Joint : une carte de visite de l'auteur, manuscrite sur papier gaufré, portant le nom de l'auteur au verso, Maggi Conte Carlo, et un petit message adressé à l'abbé Camus au verso : "J'étais venu vous trouver pour voir si je pouvais vous être utile en quelque chose. Voici un petit livre qui n'a pas été inutile, même dans la Lombardie autrichienne. C'est l'unique motif qui m'encourage à vous en faire l'hommage". Vicaire Général de Nancy, Jean-Denis-François Camus (1752-1814) émigra dans les dernières semaines de l'année 1791 et prit la route d'Italie ; ce personnage à vocation académique, membre de plusieurs sociétés savantes de France, d'Allemagne et d'Italie, évolua avec aisance dans les milieux des érudits italiens. Il eut des contacts et des correspondances avec les plus grands d'entre eux, Tiraboschi, Bandini, Spallanzani, Giuseppe Gioeni, l'abbé Fortis, etc. Au cours de son périple italien, qui dura jusqu'à la fin de l'année 1793, ces nouvelles connaissances lui offrirent de nombreux ouvrages. Camus prit également des notes de voyage, en vue de la publication d'un Voyage en Italie, demeuré à l'état de manuscrit : une partie de ces cahiers vient d'être redécouverte. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        The Ship-Owner's Manual . . . Containing a General System of the Maritime Laws . . . with New adjudged Cases . . . Also, The Navigation Act, Register Act, Manifest Act, Ship-owner's Act, Whale Fisher Act, Smuggling Acts [etc.]. Sixth Edition

      Printed by D. Akenhead, on the Sandhill, Newcastle upon Tyne 1790 - Modern 1/4 calf, definite browning, one leaf lacking in the second part, else sound, one copy in ESTC, 215+104 pages; the Taussig copy A rare, provincially printed work (not to be confused with the London printed "Shipmaster's Assistant"), treating of demurrage, insurance, and salvage; with a second part seemingly not in the only earlier edition in ESTC, located in one copy only

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA]
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