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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]

      [Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens]
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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.

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE ANCIENNE BERNARD MARIE ROLIN]
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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]

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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

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        The Racing Calendar, 19 volumes: 1752-1755, 1780, 1784-1787, 1790-1799

      - A collection of First Edition, First Printings, 20 of the 21 volumes having been rebound in brown buckram cloth and with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Many of the initial volumes come with titles such as "An Historical List of Horse-Matches Run," the 1780 volume is not bound in buckram cloth but appears to be sympathetically bound to the period. Predictable age-toning to pages, some slight foxing to endpapers, a few volumes with penned inscriptions, some with an ink-stamped number at rear endpaper, else structurally sound, handsomely produced, and uniform of size. Various publishers, all London-based, including H. Reynell. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Une année de la vie du chevalier de Faublas 5 Vol. und La fin des amours du chevalier de Faublas. 6 Vol. (= de l’histoire de ses aventures 1-5 und 8-13)

      Londres ; Paris : Bailly, 1790. 2. Aufl. 151, 178, 153, 177, 175, 192, 160, 148, 173, 166 und 196 Seiten 14 cm, Ledereinband, dreiseitiger Goldschnitt Einband etwas berieben, Vortitel jeweils mit Stempel, Gesamtzustand gut Versand D: 3,00 EUR

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        CONFESSION & PÉNITENCE DE L'ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE [caption title]

      [Cap-Français], 1790. Untrimmed and unopened. Fine. This pamphlet repudiates the secessionist assembly at St. Marc and declares that real authority resides solely with the King in France. The authors reiterate that St. Domingue is not a sovereign state but a colony of France, and should behave accordingly. The French Revolution fueled unrest in the colony, eventually leading to the overthrow of French rule on the island. This imprint serves to illustrate the remarkable print culture of pre- Revolutionary St. Domingue, by far the richest of French sugar colonies. From imprints handled by this firm we know that there were presses at St. Marc, Port-au-Prince, and Cap Français, with probably two different printers at each of the last two. All printing from the 18th-century Caribbean is rare. Only two copies located in OCLC, at the Bibliotheque Nationale and the John Carter Brown Library.

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        DECLARATION DE MONSIEUR LE GOUVERNEUR GENERAL, SUR L'INTERPRETATION DES DECRETS DES 8 & 28 MARS

      Port-au-Prince: de l'Imprimerie de Mozard, 1790. Original paper wrappers, gathered signatures. Very clean. Untrimmed and partially unopened. Very good. A statement by Peynier, governor-general of the colony Saint Dominigue, concerning the decrees set forth by the National Assembly and their application and effect on the colony. These decrees came at a crucial time for Saint Domingue as the French Revolution gained momentum. Many of the large plantation owners hoped to bring about independence from France and to assert a more powerful role for the aristocracy of the colony. Peynier's tenure was marked by his loyalty to the state and his opposition to the Assembly with whom he fruitlessly tried to negotiate. Rare, with only two copies located in OCLC, at Columbia and The New York Public Library.

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        EXTRAIT DES REGISTRES DES DÉLIBÉRATIONS DES CITOYENS DE LA PAROISSE DE LA CROIX-DES-BOUQUETS, ISLE SAINT-DOMINGUE [caption title].

      Port-au-Prince: de l'Imprimerie de Mozard, July 25, 1790. - 4pp. Folded quarto sheet. Fine condition. This attacks the opposition to the the formation of local assemblies in Saint Domingue. Croix-des- Bouquets had formed a Parish Assembly, part of the splintering of authority as the revolution gathered force. Not in the John Carter Brown Library, which has the largest collection of imprints from revolutionary Saint Domingue.

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        EXTRAIT DES REGISTRES DES DÉLIBÉRATIONS DES CITOYENS DE LA PAROISSE DE LA CROIX-DES-BOUQUETS, ISLE SAINT-DOMINGUE [caption title]

      Port-au-Prince: de l'Imprimerie de Mozard, 1790. Folded quarto sheet. Fine condition. This attacks the opposition to the the formation of local assemblies in Saint Domingue. Croix-des-Bouquets had formed a Parish Assembly, part of the splintering of authority as the revolution gathered force. Not in the John Carter Brown Library, which has the largest collection of imprints from revolutionary Saint Domingue.

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        LETTRE DU BUREAU DE CORRESPONDANCE DE LA COMPAGNIE DE MESSIEURS LES VOLONTAIRES DU PORT-AU-PRINCE, A MM. DE L'ASSEMBLEE PROVINCIALE DU NORD.

      [Cap Français]: De l'Imprimerie de l'Assemblee Provinciale du Nord, Sept. 9, 1790. - 3pp. on a single folded sheet. Minor soiling to first page. Very good. Untrimmed. An intriguing and rare imprint, from the Company of Volunteers in Port-au-Prince to the Governor's General Assembly, rebuking their recent statements. The offensive letter proposed a split from the government and purported to be written by a member of the militiamen. They go on to pledge their allegiance to the General, encouraging him to continue his move against the rebellious province of St. Marc. Any early St. Domingue imprints are rare. We have handled one copy previously.

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        ARRÊTÉ DU CONSEIL SUPÉRIEUR DE SAINT-DOMINGUE. EXTRAIT DES REGISTRES DU CONSEIL SUPÉRIEUR DE SAINT-DOMINGUE [caption title]

      Port-au-Prince: chez Bourdon, Imprimeur du Roi & du conseil superieur de Saint-Domingue, 1790. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Minor wear and soiling. Very good. An edict issued by the Council of Saint Domingue at Port- au-Prince but lacking the ratification of the Royal governor or the National Assembly. This is another step in the movement for independence by the white planters of Saint Domingue and the efforts of France to keep control of her colony. While the French Revolution raged in Europe, the people of Saint Domingue struggled with their conflicts between the large and small planter classes and the free "men of color"

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        V Aragon':.

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Marco di Pietro à Rome, um 1790, 11 x 6,7 Bibliographisch nicht nachweisbar! - Für den Verleger siehe: Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. Q - Z, S. 431. - Zeigt die Provinz Aragonien. - Über der Karte Titel. - Extrem seltene Spielkarte eines französischen Geographie Kartenspiels, welches in Rom bei Marco di Pietro verlegt wurde! Bibliographic unverifiable! - See for the publisher: Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. Q - Z, page 431. - The map shows the Aragon province. - About the map title. - Extremely rare french playing card from a geographical card game that was published in Rome! (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        IV Navarre':.

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Marco di Pietro à Rome, um 1790, 11 x 6,7 Bibliographisch nicht nachweisbar! - Für den Verleger siehe: Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. Q - Z, S. 431. - Zeigt die Provinz Navarra. - Über der Karte Titel. - Extrem seltene Spielkarte eines französischen Geographie Kartenspiels, welches in Rom bei Marco di Pietro verlegt wurde! Bibliographic unverifiable! - See for the publisher: Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. Q - Z, page 431. - The map shows the Navarre province. - About the map title. - Extremely rare french playing card from a geographical card game that was published in Rome! (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        II Asturies':.

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Marco di Pietro à Rome, um 1790, 11 x 6,7 Bibliographisch nicht nachweisbar! - Für den Verleger siehe: Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. Q - Z, S. 431. - Zeigt die Nordküste Spanien mit Asturien. - Über der Karte Titel. - Extrem seltene Spielkarte eines französischen Geographie Kartenspiels, welches in Rom bei Marco di Pietro verlegt wurde! Bibliographic unverifiable! - See for the publisher: Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. Q - Z, page 431. - The map shows Asturias - About the map title. - Extremely rare french playing card from a geographical card game that was published in Rome! (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Über die menschliche Natur aus dem Englischen nebst kritischen Versuchen zur Beurtheilung dieses Werks von Ludwig Heinrich Jakob. 3 Bde. Erster Band: Uber den mesnchlichen Verstand. Zweiter Band: Ueber die Leidenschaften. Dritter Band: Ueber die Moral.

      Halle, 1790-92. 8vo. Bound in two very nice near contemporary brown half calf bindings with elegant gilding to spines. Bindings slightly worn and with small old paper library labels to lower spines. Brownspotted (due to the paper quality). Library stamps to title-pages (not to part three). Old owner's name to front free end-papers (F. Schiødke). (8), 843, (1); (4), 314; (16), 302 pp.. Extremely rare first edition (fully complete, all three volumes) of the first translation into any language, namely the first German edition, of one of the most important books in the history of philosophy, Hume's seminal "A Treatise of Human Nature". This epochal translation, by L.H. Jakob, not only constitutes the very first translation of the work and the most important edition after the original, it also constitutes the only other edition of the work to appear in the 18th century and the edition that is responsible for the spreading of Hume's ideas beyond the boundaries of the UK. It is, for instance, in this very version that Kant (and most other continental philosophers of the time) read Hume's magnum opus. A second English edition did not appear until 1817, the first French translation did not appear until 1878, and Spanish and Italian translations only appeared in the 20th century. David Hume is one of the most influential philosophers of all time, and his groundbreaking main work "A Treatise of Human Nature" profoundly influenced both philosophical and scientific thought throughout the following centuries. "Although Hume's more conservative contemporaries denounced his writings as works of scepticism and atheism, his influence is evident in the moral philosophy and economic writings of his close friend Adam Smith. Kant reported that Hume's work woke him from his "dogmatic slumbers" and Jeremy Bentham remarked that reading Hume "caused the scales to fall" from his eyes. Charles Darwin regarded his work as a central influence on the theory of evolution. The diverse directions in which these writers took what they gleaned from reading him reflect both the richness of their sources and the wide range of his empiricism. Today, philosophers recognize Hume as a thoroughgoing exponent of philosophical naturalism, as a precursor of contemporary cognitive science, and as the inspiration for several of the most significant types of ethical theory developed in contemporary moral philosophy."Arguably, no philosopher or thinker after Hume can say not to have either directly or indirectly be influenced by him. In the 18th century, his ideas were spread beyond the UK through the translations of his works, primarily those into German, which were those that were read by philosophers on the Continent. Kant, for instance, had been aware of the thoughts of David Hume, but as his fellow continental thinkers, he had not read his main work, until it appeared in German in 1790-192. "Kant says that "it was the remembrance of David Hume which, many years ago, first interrupted my dogmatic slumber and gave my investigations in the field of speculative philosophy a completely different direction." It is natural to wonder, in particular, about the precise years to which Kant is referring and the specific events in his intellectual development he has in mind. Here, however, we now enter controversial terrain, where there are basically two competing alternatives-both of which reflect the circumstance that Kant could read Hume only in German translation." (SEP). This first German translation, the first translation into any language, and the only edition of the work to appear within the 18th century (apart from the original, of course), is of the utmost importance to the reception of Hume's main work and to the spreading of its ideas. (See PMM:194 - first edition)

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        Substance of the Speech of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, in the Debate on Army Esimates in the House of Commons, on Tuesday, the 9th Day of February, 1790. Comprehending a Discussion of the Present Situation of Affairs in France. [bound together with] A Letter from Mr. Burke, to a Member of the National Assembly; In Answer to Some Objections to His Own Book on French Affairs.

      J. DeBrett/Paris, Printed and London Re-printed for J. Dodsley, London 1790 - Published 1790 and 1791 respectively. Bound together in later full calf with gilt red title labels and raised bands to spine. All edges marbled. Some slight fading and superficial scuffing to covers. Separate pagination, with separate title-pages (second work includes half-title). Some toning to title-pages, and mild scatted foxing to text. Otherwise clean, tight and unmarked. Very neat -- a sound and handsome copy. ii.36+iv,74pp. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Crimea con alcuni luoghi adiacenti Siena presso Pazzini Carli - Ago: Costa inc.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Agostino Costi b. Pazzini Carli in Siena, um 1790, 23 x 31 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 392 - Zeigt die ukrainische Halbinsel Krim im nördlichen Schwarzen Meer. - Unten links Titelkartusche und Meilenzeiger. - Sehr selten! (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Dictionarium emendatum, auctum, locuplectatum....

      Matriti [i.e., Madrid]: apud Josephum de Urrutia Folio (31.5 cm; 12.25"). I: [3] ff., 851, [1 (blank)] pp. II: 672 pp.. MDCCLXL [i.e., 1790] Handsome and updated edition, edited by Alfonso López de Rubiños, of Nebrija's classic Latin/Spanish, Spanish/Latin dictionary: "Editione . . . per . . . Ildephonsum López de Rubiños . . . recognita, illustrata ac locupletata, demum mendis expurgata et in meliorem statum restituta á D. Enrico de la Cruz Herrera." Vol. I "continens dictionarium latinum cum hispanicis interpretationibus Cui ad jecti sunt, praeter ca quae olim fuerunt addita á Xantho Nebrissensi Antonii filio, insignes loquendi modi, phrases, adagía quae ibi deside rabantur; ac pené innumerae dictiones cum carum explanation ibus, originibus, etymologia latinis, quam graecis; expurgatis al quamplurinis, quaepro veris in prioribus editionibus intrusas fuerant: quae omnia latius in praefatione ad lectoruem exponuntur" and vol. II "complectens dictionarium hispanum ejusdem auctoris latine interpretatumin hac nova editione emendatum, quamplirimis vocabulis, pharasibus, adagiis, ac variis locundi formulis adornatum, auctum, locupletatum: deinde alterum propriorum nominum oppidorum, civitatum, montium, fontium, flviorum, lacuum, promontoriorum, portunm, sinum, insularum, & locorum memorabilium, ab eodem autore compositum: nunc denuó quibuasdam interpretationibus vernaculis, quae ibi deerant, adjectis." Provenance: 18th- or early 19th-century bookseller's label of the Libreria de Lozano of Cadiz. Contemporary acid-stained Spanish sheep, round spine, raised bands, modest gilt tooling on spine, one red and one green spine label on each volume. Labels abraded with some loss; binding with abrasions and rubbed in places to the underlying boards, but binding mostly very nice. Marbled endpapers. Occasional light age-toning and three or four gatherings browned from impurities in water during paper manufacture. => A sound, decent set.

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        Thomas Jefferson Signed Act of Congress Authorizing Alexander Hamilton to Complete the Famous Portland Maine Lighthouse

      New York, N.Y. 1790 - Printed Document Signed as Secretary of State, An Act authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to finish the Light-House, on Portland-Head, in the District of Maine. August 10, 1790, [New York, N.Y.: Francis Childs and John Swaine]. Signed in type by George Washington as President, Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg as Speaker of the House of Representatives, and John Adams as Vice President, and president of the Senate. 1p. 9 3/4 x 15 1/4 in. Evans #22955. Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson signs an act of the First Congress authorizing Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton to complete construction of a lighthouse in Maine's Portland Harbor. The $1,500 in funds allocated for the work, one of the earliest federal construction projects, was to be appropriated from duties paid on imports and tonnage.The "Portland Head Light" is the oldest lighthouse in Maine and the first to be constructed under the jurisdiction of the U.S. government. It has been memorialized in countless photographs and paintings, most notably a series of 1920s watercolors by Edward Hopper. It is now a museum, owned and operated by the town of Cape Elizabeth. It is considered to be the most photographed lighthouse in the United States. Excerpt". That there be appropriated and paid out of the monies arising from the duties on imports and tonnage, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars, for the purpose of finishing the light-house on Portland-head, in the District of Maine; and that the Secretary of the Treasury, under the directions of the President of the United States, be authorized to cause the said light-house to be finished and completed accordingly"Historic BackgroundOn August 7, 1789 the First Congress passed "an Act for the establishment and support of Lighthouses, Beacons, Buoys, and Public Piers." The measure made the U.S. Treasury responsible for existing lighthouses and other navigational aids, provided the states in which they were located ceded them to the federal government within one year.Construction of the Portland Head Light had begun in 1787 with a $750 appropriation from the Massachusetts legislature. (Maine would not become a separate state until 1820.) On June 10, 1790, Massachusetts agreed to cede its lighthouses to the federal government. Two weeks later, on June 24, Hamilton wrote to Benjamin Lincoln, then the collector of customs for the port of Boston, and asked him to procure "an Account of the Cost of the Light House, so far as it is built-the height to which it is carried-the height to which it is proposed to be carried, and an estimate of the expence that will attend the Completion of it." Lincoln replied on July 3 after consulting with one of the builders that the structure currently stood 58 feet high and would cost $700 to complete. On July 30, Hamilton responded that he was holding off requesting an appropriation from Congress until the state's notice of cession had been received.Passage of this act gave Hamilton the money needed. On October 4, he instructed Lincoln "that no time may be lost" The 72-foot lighthouse was completed before the end of the year. On January 10, 1791, newly-appointed keeper Joseph Greenleaf lit the 16 whale oil lamps powering the lantern for the first time.Several changes were made to the structure over the years. During the Civil War, for instance, while raids on shipping became common and ships needed to be able to spot the lighthouse as soon as possible, the tower was raised eight feet.Legislative measures signed by Jefferson as Secretary of StateFollowing a law passed on September 15, 1789, Thomas Jefferson, as Secretary of State, signed two copies of each law, order, vote, or resolution of Congress for distribution to the executive of every state. At the time this resolution was passed, there were 13 states, so it is very likely that just 26 copies were signed by Jefferson to be sent to the governors.

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        The History of the Bastile: With a Concise Account of the Late Revolution in France. To Which Is Added, An Appendix, Containing, among other Particulars, An Enquiry into the History of the Prisoner with the Mask

      . Contemporary calf, the front board detached and the rear joint cracked, else a clean copy, with the half title and the elaborate folding plan. Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand, London, 1790.

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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

      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. 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. Printed by D. Akenhead, on the Sandhill, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1790.

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