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         Les Masques arrachés ou vie privée de L. E. Henri Vander-Noot et Van Eupen, de S.E. le Cardinal de Malines et de leurs adhérens, par Jacques Le Sueur, espion honoraire de la police de Paris, & ci devant employé du ministère de France en qualité de clairvoyant dans les Pays-Bas autrichiens.

      Londres, [Bruxelles], 1790, 2 tomes in 16, de 2ff. 219pp. & 2ff. 215pp., (manque le fx-titre et le titre de la 2e partie) rel. en 1 vol. cart. simili-vélin moderne genre ancien, titre à la plume au dos. Bon exemplaire. Edition originale très rare. Un des rares témoignages sur les cérémonies des illuminés de Bavière. ¶ Quérard Supercheries II.768 "connu aussi sous le nom de Beaunoir, anagramme du sien... Libelle rempli de calomnies et d'obscénités..." - Gay III. 77 - Fesch col. 154 (classé à Beaunoir) - Kloss 3439 - Caillet 6610 (2e édition seulement, classé à Le Sueur) "L'auteur raconte comment il fut affilié à la secte des illuminés...la cérémonie d'initiation, etc..." - Inconnu de Wolftieg - Pas dans Dorbon

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        Vue du Palais Royal, Dit Nouveau Palais. Dediée San Altesse Serenissime Madame la Duchesse de Bronsviv née Princesse de Würtenberg - Oels etc. etc.

      - altkol. Umrißkupferstich v. Nagel n. Johann Samuel Knüpfer b. Morino & Company, um 1790, 24 x 34 Drescher/Kroll, Potsdam, Ansichten aus 3 Jahrhunderten, Nr. 413 II; Berndt, Märkische Ansichten, Nr. 1505. - Vorliegend oben rechts mit Nummer "VII". Blick über die Havel. - Gereinigtes Blatt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        A Monumental Run of Ninety-Nine Revolutionary War Period Rhode Island Session Laws]

      Providence, Newport, Attleboro, and Rehoboth 1790 - Fourteen volumes. Ninety-nine separate imprints, publication details and pagination provided upon request. Uniform 20th-century buckram, gilt leather labels. Some leaves detached, clipped, or chipped, some repairs, occasional toning or tanning, some small ink library stamps, scattered contemporary ink marginalia, some dampstaining, an occasional closed tear, some leaves closely trimmed, a handful of leaves in early manuscript facsimile. The Revolutionary War Laws of Rhode Island An unprecedented assemblage of Rhode Island colonial and early state laws, most printed during the Revolutionary War. The great majority of the imprints are signed at the end by the Secretary of the colony and then State of Rhode Island, Henry Ward, who served in that position from Dec. 1760 to Nov. 1797. Almost all retain the official seal affixed to the front page of each imprint. The first thirty-two imprints represent Rhode Island colonial law, but beginning in July 1776, the word "Colony" becomes the word "State" and remains so, of course, from then on. In the August 1772 session, the assembly addresses the Gaspee Affair: "Whereas his Honor the Governor hath laid before this Assembly a full and particular Narrative of the Measures he hath pursued in Consequence of the burning of His Majesty's Schooner, the Gaspee; and of the Steps he hath taken to discover the Perpetrators of that atrocious Piece of Villany." The assembly then proceeds to offer a reward of one hundred pounds sterling to anyone who discovers the guilty parties of the "said Crime." The Gaspee Affair was a significant incident in Rhode Island in the lead-up to the American Revolution. On June 9, 1772, near the city of Warwick, Rhode Island, a British customs ship called the Gaspee ran aground in shallow water while chasing a packet boat. Shortly after the wreck, a group of American colonists (Providence members of the Sons of Liberty, in fact) attacked, boarded, looted, and torched the ship, putting a bullet in the ship's lieutenant in the process. The British government investigated the affair, intending to find enough evidence to try the culprits for treason. The inquiry failed to obtain sufficient evidence, and the matter was closed. News of the incident spread throughout the colonies. Committees of correspondence in Boston, Virginia and other parts of Colonial British America were especially concerned with the prospect of Americans being sent to England for trial. A popular pamphlet utilized the Gaspee incident, and it became an early rallying cry from those colonists focused on ending British rule in America. The affair was one of the most significant events in Rhode Island on the road to revolution. There is a voluminous amount in these imprints regarding the American Revolution. For instance, in the July 1776 imprint, a rather important month for American independence, the Rhode Island legislature passed an act that punished anyone who acknowledged "the King of Great-Britain to be their Sovereign" with a fine of one hundred pounds sterling. This act is also the first here to refer to the Declaration of Independence when it mentions "the General Congress of the United States of America, by their Resolution of the Fourth Instant." Subsequent months and years see the assembly form military units, provide supplies, provisions, regulations, and pay to the troops, institute a draft, and much more. The laws for February 1778 include a resolution to appoint three delegates empowered to sign the Articles of Confederation for Rhode Island. In fact, 1778 was a particularly busy year for the state. France had formally allied itself with the American forces early in the year, and together the two allies fought against the British at the Battle of Rhode Island (also known as the Battle of Quaker Hill or the Seige of Newport) in August. Several resolutions in these session laws address supplies, the wounded, prisoner exchanges, and more related to the war effort against "the Enemy at Rhode-I [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Kurt Christoph (zu Löwitz bei Anklam 26. 10. 1684 - 06. 05. 1757 in der Schlacht von Prag). Graf von Schwerin. Er war seit 1740 preuss. Generalfeldmarschall. Er war einer der bedeutendsten Generäle Friedrichs II. "Schwerins Tod. In der Schlacht bey Prag den 6ten May 1757",.

      - Kupferstich v. Daniel Berger n. J.C. Frisch, dat. 1790, 42 x 58,5 Kat.Bln. 1986, Nr. IV, 12b. - Schöner Abdruck.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Die Freiheit des Getraidehandels nach der Natur und Geschichte erwogen.

      Hamburg: Bohn 1790 - VIII 151 S. Marmorpapier-Pappband der Zeit mit schwarzgeprägtem Rückenschild, leicht berieben. 1. Ausgabe, selten. - Plädoyer für die Aufhebung der Handelsschranken. - Bis auf wenige Fleckchen sehr sauber und breitrandig. - Humpert 9450 (nennt irrig eine Ausgabe 1780); Goldsmith 14144; Menger 304; ADB XXVII 708. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Scheppler & Müller]
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        THE BILL OF RIGHTS, AND AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES, AS AGREED TO BY THE CONVENTION OF THE STATE OF RHODE-ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE-PLANTATION AT SOUTH- KINGSTOWN, IN THE COUNTY OF WASHINGTON, ON THE FIRST MONDAY OF MARCH, A.D. 1790 [caption title]

      [Providence, 1790. Text printed in three columns. Old fold lines. Wear and minor loss at some folds, affecting a few words of text. Reinforced at folds on verso. Minor soiling. Very good. A very rare broadside printing of Rhode Island's proposed alterations and additions to the already ratified Federal Constitution and Bill of Rights, issued at the time of the ratifying convention of that state. The broadside illustrates the struggle between federal control and individual liberties which made the passage of the Constitution a very closely contested issue. When the Constitution was submitted to the states for ratification, many perceived that the new compact lacked guarantees of fundamental rights. In certain states, ratification was made contingent upon the addition of corrective amendments. Massachusetts, Virginia, South Carolina, New Hampshire, New York, and Rhode Island all submitted drafts of protections to be incorporated in the Constitution. These competing texts were, in many cases, radically different from each other, and it was the thorny task of a Committee of the House of Representatives to reconcile them into seventeen amendments constituting the initial Bill of Rights. This was soon pared to twelve by the Senate, only ten of which were ultimately ratified by the states. The Federal Bill of Rights was sent to the States on Sept. 26, 1789. At this point eleven states had ratified the Constitution, leaving only North Carolina and Rhode Island outside. North Carolina ratified both the Constitution and the Bill of Rights in the fall of 1789, and a total of seven states ratified the Bill of Rights by the beginning of March 1790. On March 1, 1790, Rhode Island finally convened a state ratifying convention, which immediately went to work on the present document, which it passed on March 6. This version of the Bill of Rights, called a Declaration of Rights, lists eighteen items, as does the section of proposed amendments. Among the rights claimed by the citizens of Rhode Island are the right to life, liberty, and happiness; the right to elect officials; the right to fair trial by jury, freedom from unlawful imprisonment, and freedom from cruel and unusual punishment or fines; freedom of speech and the press; the right to bear arms (as well as the right to employ someone to bear arms in one's stead); and freedom of religion. The amendments proposed guarantee various states' rights and freedom from the interference of the federal government; several place requirements on Congress for a majority vote before declaring war, overturning laws, or borrowing money. Perhaps most interestingly, amendment seventeen concerns slavery: "As a traffic tending to establish or continue the slavery of any part of the human species, is disgraceful to the cause of liberty and humanity - that Congress shall, as soon as may be, promote and establish such laws and regulations as may effectually prevent the importation of slaves of every description into the United States." Not quite three months later, on May 29, 1790, Rhode Island attached a nearly identical set of these recommendations to Rhode Island's tardy ratification to the Constitution, with the request that they somehow be incorporated. This final vote only barely succeeded, by thirty-two to thirty. Many of the amendments, in their final form, parallel the Bill of Rights. A week later, on June 7, the convention decided to accept the federal version and became the ninth state to do so. The Bill of Rights became the law of the land with Virginia's ratification on Dec. 15, 1791. NAIP locates only six copies, at the Huntington, Library of Congress, Rhode Island Historical Society, Rhode Island State Library, Westerly Public Library, and the American Antiquarian Society. A rare and important document central to the ratification of the Constitution by the last of the original thirteen states to do so.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Fauna Etrusca sistens Insecta quae in Provinciis Florentina et Pisana praesertim collegit.

      - Liburni, T. Masi, 1790. 2 volumes. 4to (280 x 210mm). pp. xxii, (2), 272; 348, with 2 engraved frontispieces, 1 handcoloured engraved dedication-plate and 10 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spines with green and red gilt lettered labels (slightly rubbed). An attractive and rare Italian entomological work and the most beautiful publication on the insects of Etruria, printed on light blue paper. Pietro Rossi (1738-1804) was professor at the university of Pisa and the world's first professor of entomology. His publications, particularly the 'Fauna Etrusca' and the 'Mantissa insectorum', are considered as pioneer achievements of entomology. The 'Fauna Etrusca' has a fine dedication plate showing a caterpillar amidst foliage, flowers, and various insects. It is dedicated to Petrus Leopoldus 'Hungariae & Bohemiae Rex'.Hagen II, 93; Horn & Schenkling 18500; Nissen ZBI, 3482. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES...AN ACT MAKING FURTHER PROVISION FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE DEBTS OF THE UNITED STATES [caption title]

      [New York], 1790. Small folio. Dbd. Small contemporary numerical inscription in lower margin of pp.[1] and 3. Some marginal staining and foxing, not affecting text. Else very good, untrimmed. In a half morocco clamshell case. The rare original Congressional printing of a crucial act passed Aug. 10, 1790, raising the duties on various imports to fund the payment of the national debt. This act was an important part of Alexander Hamilton's overall strategy for putting the finances of the infant federal government on a sound basis. Six days before this act was approved, Congress passed the important "Assumption Act," by which the federal government assumed the debts incurred by the individual states during the Revolution in exchange for any claim those states had on western lands. Hamilton then proposed to consolidate these debts, and required it to be paid down by money taken in as duties on imports. That part of the plan was put in place by the Public Debt Act, passed by Congress two days after this present act. Hamilton's plan of paying down the federal debt with an increase in duties also served another part of his overall plan, which was to encourage domestic manufactures at the expense of imports. The present act increases duties on a wide variety of goods, wares, and merchandise, including tea, wine, distilled spirits, cheese and a variety of other foods, spices, bricks, marble, walking sticks, blank books, writing paper, etc. A scarce document, with ESTC locating five copies, at the American Antiquarian Society, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the Library of Congress, New York Public Library, and the Rhode Island Historical Society.

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        Geschichte des Wachsthums und der Erfindungen in der Chemie in der neuern Zeit.

      Friedrich Nicolai, Berlin und Stettin 1790 - Erste Ausgabe; Zwei Abteilungen jemals mit Titelseite; Pappband der Zeit, an Kanten und Ecken berieben, kleine Bibliothek Etikette auf Vorsatz; innen durchgehend leicht gebräunt sonst gut; die zwei Abteilungen durchgehend numeriert: X, 110 Seiten, XVIII(Register) 111-256; gutes Ex. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Description historique de l'Italie, en forme de dictionnaire; . Par M. de L.M. de l'Academie de S.Luc a Rome. Ouurage enrichi d'une carte geographique de l'Italie, & de quarante planches en taille-douce. Tome premier -second.

      A Avignon: chez Chambeau, Impr. Libr. pres le College, 1790 - In-8 (18 cm) 2 voll. VII (1) (1) c. (di tav. geografica ripiegata) 384 (21) c. (di tav. alcune ripieg.); (1) c. (di tav.in antiporta) (6) 404 (18) c. (di tav. alcune ripieg.). Elegante legatura ottocentesca in piena pelle con fregi dorati al dorso. Le iniziali M. de L. M. potrebbero essere di Marie Jeanne de La Marre, attiva a Roma presso l'Accademia di San Luca dal 1773 (cfr. Benezit). 18mo secolo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        XIV Italie':.

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Marco di Pietro à Rome, um 1790, 11 x 6,7 Nicht bei Borri, L' Italia Nell' Antica Cartografia 1477-1799; Bibliographisch nicht nachweisbar! - Für den Verleger siehe: Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. Q - Z, S. 431. - Zeigt Gesamt-Italien mit Korsika und Sardinien. - Über der Karte Titel. - Extrem seltene Spielkarte eines französischen Geographie Kartenspiels, welches in Rom bei Marco di Pietro verlegt wurde! Not in Borri, L' Italia Nell' Antica Cartografia 1477-1799; Bibliographic unverifiable! - See for the publisher: Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. Q - Z, page 431. - The map shows the Republic of Genoa. - About the map title. - Extremely rare french playing card from a geographical card game that was published in Rome! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Gesamtans., "Prospect der Stadt Cracau".

      - kol. Kupferstich v. Sommer n. Eder, um 1790, 15,5 x 26,5 Nicht bei Nebehay/Wagner. - Seltene Gesamtansicht von Krakau.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        X Andalousie':.

      - 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 Andalusien. - 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 Andalusia - About the map title. - Extremely rare french playing card from a geographical card game that was published in Rome! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Histoire Naturelle des Quadrupèdes Ovipares et des Serpents. En 4 volumes.

      Paris, Hôtel de Thou, Rue des Poitevins, 1788 - 1790, - pt. in-8vo, 60 p. (table méthodique) + 359 p. + 12 planches / IV + 462 p. + 15 pl. / 432 p. + 11 pl. / 408 p. + 11 pl., reliure en d.-cuir originale. Tranches jaspées, dos avec pièce de titre brun claire et 4 filets or, rel. simple mais bel ensemble. Cette édition in-12° illustrée d'au totale 49 planches de reptiles et amphibiens gravées à plein page, fut entreprise en même temps que l"édition in-4°. Les volumes III et IV s"intitule "Histoire naturelle des serpens". Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        Kst.- Karte, in 6 Blatt v. Benedicti n. Thomas Lopez b. Schraembl, "Neueste Generalkarte von Portugal und Spanien .".

      - mit altem Grenzkolorit, dat. 1790, je 66 x 47 (H) ( zusammensetzbar auf 132 x 140 cm.!) Große, zusammensetzbare Karte. Unten links eine dek. Titelkartusche. Am rechten Rand Meilenanzeiger und Erklärungen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        DIERBACH/bei Saalfelden. "Vue du rocher à pic de Diersbach prise du côté de l'Orient au milieu due la profonde Vallée dans les environs de Salfelden". Blick ins Dießbachtal auf den Bauernhof Diesbach mit dem gleichnamigen Bergstrom bei Saalfelden am Steinernen Meer.

      - Altkol. Kupferstich von Ch.F.C. Wirsing nach F. de Naumann, um 1790, 25 x 41,5 cm. Nebehay-Wagner 442, 31. - Eine der klassischen Naumann-Ansicht, gestochen von Ch. F. C. Wirsing. Nebehay-Wagner zählt dieses Blatt zu den "durchwegs kolorierten und nicht numerierten Kupferstichansichten aus der 'Sammlung der schönsten Prospecte des Landes Salzburg'". - Zwei kleine Fehlstellen im Rand oben professionell ergänzt und kaum sichtbar, das rechte untere Eck etwas fleckig. - Selten.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Generalkarte von Ungarn, Siebenbürgen, Sclavonien, Schraembl, 17

      Schraembl F.A. - Generalkarte von Ungarn, Siebenbürgen, Sclavonien, Schraembl, 1790. Generalmap of the Balcans, 4 leaves, not put together (total 86x111 cm) wide margins, clean print, only small tears, 3-4 small restorations on centerfold. 'Generalkarte von Ungarn, Siebenbürgen, Sclavonien &&. samt den angraenzenden Laendern.'. Grenzkolor. Kupferkarte in 4 Bl. nach Mikowiny u.a., hrsg. v. F.A. Schraembl, Wien 1790. Jwls. Qu.Gr.Fol. Dörflinger Sch 1/25, 72 D-G. Aus Schraembls 'Allgemeiner großer Atlas'. Ergibt zusammengesetzt ca. 86 x 111 cm. -guter Erhaltungszustand, gering gebräunt, 3-4 kleinere Reparaturen an den Falzen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        IX Grenade':.

      - 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 das Königreich Granada. - 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 Kingdom of Granada. - About the map title. - Extremely rare french playing card from a geographical card game that was published in Rome! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Ludwig E. Grimm (1790 Hanau-Kassel 1863). Bildnis des Naturforschers Blumenbach

      - Ludwig Emil Grimm (1790 Hanau - Kassel 1863). Bildnis des Naturforschers Johann Friedrich Blumenbach. 1823 . Radierung auf Papier. -- Technik: -- Radierung auf Papier. unten rechts signiert, bezeichnet und datiert: "L. E. Grimm fec: ad vivum Cassel. 1823. ", unten betitelt: "J. F. Blumenbach". -- Maße: -- Platte: 26,8 x 22,8 cm. Papier: 38,1 x 31,4 cm -- Zustand: -- Sehr gut. -- Beschreibung: -- Dieses Bildnis des Göttinger Professors Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, der besonders für die Etablierung der Zoologie und Anthropologie als wissenschaftliche Disziplin zu ehren ist, gehört zu einer Gruppe von dreizehn Professorenporträts, die Ludwig Emil Grimm 1823 bei einem Besuch in Göttingen anfertigte und 1824 zusammen mit fünf weiteren Porträts als Radierungen veröffentlichte, darunter auch ein weiteres Bild-nis Blumenbachs. Die meisten dieser Blätter zeigen die "Lehrkörper" gravitätisch sitzend oder erhaben hinter einem Tisch stehend, den Blick entweder forschend in die Ferne oder examinierend auf den Betrachter ge-richtet. Blumenbachs Porträt, das zu den besten und berühmtesten Blättern dieser Reihe zählt, weicht von dieser einheitlichen Linie ab. Sein Blick ist nachdenklich versunken, skeptisch und fast ein wenig zweifelnd. Anders als bei den Porträts seiner Kollegen ist er von seinen Attributen seltsam distanziert. Fast scheinen sie in ihrem besonderen Arrangement ein Eigenleben zu führen, was die Versunkenheit Blumenbachs noch weiter steigert. Goethe lobte in Über Kunst und Alterthum Grimms Porträtsammlung und ganz besonders die Bildnisse Blumenbachs, wobei er das zweite Bildnis, das ihn sitzend im Profil ohne jegliche Attribute zeigt, höher stellte. Der zweifelnde Blick mag Goethe nicht behagt haben. Das bizarre, abgewandte Verhältnis zwischen einem sinnierenden Blumenbach und dem "verbissenen" Totenschädel von Robert Bruce, König von Schottland, der auf dem Schreibtisch platziert ist, verleiht der Radierung jedenfalls eine ganz eigene Stimmung, die Grimm hier kongenial arrangiert hat. -- [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Königstein (Sachsen). - Gesamtansicht. - Stadt & Festung. - Günther. - "Festung und Städtchen Königstein von der Morgenseite".

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Radierung / Umrissradierung, alt koloriert, um 1790. Von Christian August Günther. 46,1 x 64,2 cm (Darstellung) / 55 x 69 cm (Blatt). Der Name des Künstlers taucht in der Widmung unterhalb der Darstellung an Maria Theresia von Österreich, Gattin Prinz Antons von Sachsen auf. Titel ebenso unterhalb der Darstellung. - Wasserzeichen: "C & I Honig". - Blatt teilweise schwach gebräunt, fleckig und angeschmutzt. Kleinere Fehlstellen im rechten Rand. Verso angestaubt und mit Resten vormaliger Montierung. Insgesamt eher mäßiger Zustand. Christian August Günther (1759 Pirna - 1824 Dresden). Deutscher Kupferstecher und Radierer. Schüler an der Dresdner Kunstakademie bei Adrian Zingg. Bekanntschaft mit Johann Gottlob Schumann, Anton Graff, Joseph Grassi, Crescentius Josephus Johannes Seydelmann und Guiseppe Canale. Seit 1789 war er Pensionär, ab 1810 Mitglied der Dresdner Akademie. 1815 wurde er zum außerordentlichen Professor ernannt. Herzog Albert von Sachsen-Tetschen förderte ihn. Einige seiner besten Blätter befinden sich daher in der Wiener Albertina. Hauptsächlich schuf er Ansichten der Meißner Albrechtsburg, der Festung Königstein, des Liliensteins, des Schlosses Pillnitz, der Orte Seiffersdorf, Loschwitz, Potschappel, Tharandt und Leipzig, illustrierte aber auch Reisebeschreibungen von Friedrich Schlenkert und Johann Jakob Brückner. Ab den 1790er Jahren ist ein romantischer Stil erkennbar.

      [Bookseller: GALERIE HIMMEL]
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        Landscape" [Original watercolor, ink and monochrome wash. With stamp of the artist on lower left corner]

      S.l., n.d. (ca. 1790). Very good antiquarian condition. Matted and framed. Image size: 125 x 180 mm. Frame size: 310 x 360 mm. On verso the label (ca. 1960) of art dealer John Manning at 71 New Bond Street, London. Suitable for exhibition and study, this is a fine watercolor sketch by the Rev. William Gilpin (1724-1804) who had a profound influence on the art world, and who introduced the concept of the "Picturesque" into English cultural debate. Our untitled watercolor is not dissimilar to the composition in his well-known "Landscape with Ruined Castle" (ca. 1790) now in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, or indeed the "Landscape" pencil sketch (in reverse) at the Tate (Acc. T09535, purchased in 1996 as part of the Oppe Collection). Through Gilpin's writings and paintings, England's leisured travelers were compelled to examine "the face of a country by the rules of picturesque beauty." Picturesque, along with the aesthetic and cultural strands of Gothic and Celticism, was a part the emerging Romanticism sensibility of the 18th century. Gilpin had learned topographical landscape drawing through the military, but was more interested in picturesque landscape. "He was both revered and criticized for his notions of the picturesque. Critics derided him for his formulaic landscapes, lacking naturalism and detail. But his recipes for attractive landscape composition appealed to amateur sketchers and painters, who became increasingly common during the eighteenth century in England." (SOURCE: Reason & Fantasy in an Age of Enlightenment: Eighteenth-Century Portrait Landscapes, Ackland Art Museum). We have handled first editions of Gilpin's "Observations on the River Wye" (1782) and "Three essays: on picturesque beauty; on picturesque travel; and on sketching landscape" (1792) but never an original Gilpin watercolor.

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        The Seaman's Guide, (Collected chiefly from the Experience of the Author: The other Parts compiled from the latest and best Surveys of the English, French, Dutch, and Danes): Containing The Courses by the Compass, and Distances from Place to Place, for all the Coasts of Europe, and many of Africa and Asia.Also the Distances, in Miles, from London to the principal Ports in Great-Britain, Ireland, the East Part of France, Flanders, Holland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, throughout the Baltic, and the Mediterranean. With the addition of A New and Correct Tide-Table, Shewing the Flowings on the Coast of England, Ireland, Scotland, and the Islands adjacent: Lapland, Norway, Jutland, Holland, Flanders, France, Portugal, Spain, Morocco, the Canaries, &

      Printed for D. Steel.and S. Hodgson, Newcastle, London 1790 - iv, 76pp. Contemporary sheep, expertly rebacked to style. Slight rubbing to extremities. Occasional marking to text, the odd marginal paper-flaw or minute marginal wormtrack. Ink inscription of William Gasking, Brig Unity off Cork, 1813' to RFEP. A rare and comprehensive guide to the coasts of Britain, Ireland, Europe, Africa and Asia by Trinity House Pilot (and thus experienced in deep sea pilotage) John Diston. This present copy appears to have been practically used well into the nineteenth-century. Apparently first published in Liverpool, 1770, all early editions are rare, with ESTC locating only one or two copies of each. This 1790 edition, which includes the addition of tide tables apparently first added to the work in 1783, is unrecorded by ESTC but located by OCLC in a single copy at Peabody, MA. Not in ESTC. Size: Oblong 8vo

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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 von G. Fechner. Mit einer Vorrede begleitet von M.G. Stumpf.

      Prag Calve 1790 - EA. 8°. 10 Bll., 378 S. Gest. Titelvignette. Halbpergament. Ber., best. u. fl. Papierbedingt gebr., Vorsatzbl. l. fl., Tit. gestempelt. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. Mennessier de la Lance I, 70. Schrader-H. 285. Brugnone (1741-1818) war ein Veternär von großer Bedeutung. Sein " Trattato del Razze di Cavalli" war erstmals 1781 in Turin erschienen. 0,720 gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile, In the Years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772 and 1773... Vol. V (5) only: Select Specimens of Natural History Collected in Travels

      Edinburgh: Printed by J. Ruthven for G. G. J. And J. Robinson. 1790. Hardcover. Good. 1790. Vol. V (5) only. Fair copy only. 4to, original calf boards, now heavily varnished and held on by some ugly leather straps, pp. xiv, 230, index, errata, with three large folding maps at rear, 43 engraved plates of flora and fauna, contents fair with heavy dampstaining extending up from bottom to cover 3/4 of most pages including plates, leaving tanning and tan tide marks. But the first two of the three maps, including the largest maps, are actually not bad, having some foxing and moderate to light dampstaining but maps are good and crisp.

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        A Select Collection of Favourite Scotish Ballads,

      Perth: Printed by R. Morison Junior, for R. Morison and Son..., and G. Mudie... Edinburgh, 1790.. First edition thus. Four volumes in two. 12mo. Contemporary tree calf, the spines with double gilt ruled bands attractively tooled to the compartments, renewed gilt lettered title labels and also matching circular numberpieces, marbled endpapers, all edges yellow. Frontispiece in each volume. Neat restoration to the joints, a very good set.

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        Stammbuch der Königsberger Bankiersfamilie Jacobi.

      Mit Einträgen zwischen 1790 und 1808... Neben der allegorischen Titelblattzeichnungen mit dem Titel "Amicitia Sacrum pie honestum J. M. Jacobi" noch 11 (2 montierte) weitere tls. meisterhafte Zeichnungen, 39 handschriftl. Einträge tls. wichtiger Persönlichkeiten aus dem Umfeld der Familie. 54 zwischengebundene weiße Bll. Lederband d. Zt. mit Deckenfileten, Rückenverg. und goldgepr. Rückentitel "Denkmal der Freundschaf". Mit Pappschuber. 14,2 x 20 cm.. Unter den Illustrationen besonders hervorzuheben ist eine signierte Rotzeichnung des niederländischen Malers Gerke Jans de Jager (1748-1822), eine detailreiche Darstellung einer Wassermühle; ein Ruderboot und ein kleines Dorf mit Kirche im Hintergrund ergänzen die stimmungsvolle Zeichnung. Das Blatt gegenüber mit Eintrag de Jagers (Zitat aus Alexander Popes Essay on Man): "My dear Jacobi, Know this truth, enough for Man to know, Virtue alone is Happiness below!" Lübeck, the 1st of Febr. 1793. - Unter den Einträgen besonders hervorzuheben sind: Leonhard Wächter (1762-1837; als "Veit Weber" erfolgreicher Trivialautor), diverse Mitglieder Hamburger und Lübecker Kaufmannsfamilien wie Boetefeur und Brömbsen - und ganz besonders der 1800 datierte Eintrag des Bankiers Mendel Wolff Oppenheim (1781-1863), hier noch vor seiner 1826 erfolgten Konversion und Namensänderung Martin Wilhelm Oppenheim. Vorhanden ist auch ein weiterer Eintrag einer Lena Friedmann, geb. Oppenheim.

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        Les Actes Des Apotres. Commence Le Jour Des Morts Et Finis Le Jour De La Purification - the First 30 Issues in 31 (Including the Version Premiere)

      Paris [ (1790?) - 91] 0 - The volumes are thus dated: t. 1, undated. T. 2-4, 1790. T. 5-6, very irregular. T. 7, Commencés à la mi-Carême, & finis la semaine de Quasimodo . L'an 1er de la république sanctionnée. T. 8, Commencés le jour de la Quasimodo, &c. , &c. (L'an de la Liberte) . All collected in a single volume - qtr aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt cross borders and blocked gilt titles. Steel engraved frontis. Scans on request. 1 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SIX SONATES POUR LE PIANO FORTE, dont quatre avec violon obligé, et deux avec flûte obligée, divisées en deux parties. Dediées a Mademoiselle Eugénie de Beaumarchais.

      - oeuvre XI 1ª Partie et 2ª Partie. A paris, Boyer, sin fecha (1790?), 25x33, 2 Partituras con portada calcográfica decorada, 74 págs. 90 págs. con la música grabada. En portada de la primera parte firma autógrafa del arpista y compositor francés Naderman. En el margen inferior blanco de la portada de la segunda parte hay una etiqueta que dice Em casa de Joao Baptista Ealtmann, Músico de Camara de Sua Magestade. La cubierta de ambas partituras es de papel de aguas de época. (25007).

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        Historically Important partly-printed document signed as Governor of New York

      1790. unbound. 1 page, 14.5 x 21 inches, February 3, 1790, signed "Geo: Clinton" -- a grant for a parcel of land, lots # 65 and # 93, set apart by "Laws of this State for the Canadian and Nova-Scotia Refugees," issued to Revolutionary War General Moses Hazen, a tract of 500 acres in Clinton County, New York, with the original large pendant wax seal, 3.5 inches in diameter, wrapped in leather and affixed with twine at the lower edge. Moses Hazen (1733 - 1803) was an American-born Brigadier General in the Continental Army who, at the start of the war, was a resident and land-owner in Quebec. He saw extensive action throughout the war and led his own Regiment "the 2nd Canadian," also known as "Congress Own," playing an important role in the British surrender at Yorktown. After the war, General Hazen, unable to return to Canada, received a Grant of Land in Northern New York on the border of his beloved Quebec. He was active for many years on behalf of the men who served under him and their families, especially those that originally came from Quebec, in their quest for compensation for losses. When he failed in this initiative, he was instrumental in persuading New York State in the creation of The Canadian and Nova Scotia Refugee Tract, and personally made sure that many of his men and their families were relocated. One of the stipulations listed in the above Land Grant specifically states: "...that within the term of seven years, to be computed from the first day January next ensuing the date hereof, there shall be one actual Settlement made on the said tract of land hereby granted..." Thus, the relocation of his men onto his land tract would become the foundation of the required settlement, in this case Lot # 65 being in Plattsburgh. Very good condition overall, with intersecting folds and three reverse imprints of the leather-covered wax seal, caused by the pendant's interaction with the paper. Founding Father and American Statesman who served as Governor of New York and later Vice President of the United States in the Jefferson and Madison administrations.

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        The Whole Proceedings on the Trial of . . . John Stockdale; for a Libel on the House of Commons . . . To Which is Subjoined, An Argument in Support of the Rights of Juries [bound with] Four Letters on the Subject of Mr. Stockdale's Trial [etc.]

      Conceivably Erskine's most important argument in defense of freedom of the press, leading up to the enactment of Fox's Libel Act; with Erskine's equally famed argument in the Dean of St. Asaph case, arguing for jury determination of libel, appended. Later 3/4 blue calf, somewhat rubbed, but a good, crisp copy. Printed for John Stockdale, Opposste [sic] Burlington-House [etc], London, 1790.

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        The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner. Who lived eight & twenty years all alone in an uninhabited island on the coast of America, near the mouth of the great river of Oroonoque; having been cast on shore by shipwreck, wherein all the men perished but himself. With an account how he was at last strangely deliver'd by Pyrates. Written by himself. Two volumes.

      Printed for John Stockdale, Piccadilly. 1790 Engraved titlepage, ad. leaf, [2] preface, [8]pp 'directions for placing the cuts' printed on one side only, [6] list of subscribers and booksellers, [2] ad. for a 'splendid edition of Shakespeare', 389, [1]p; engraved titlepage, [4] preface, 456, [14]pp ads, 2 engraved frontispieces, 12 engraved plates by Medland after drawings by Stothard, engraved portrait of the author. Large 8vo. Some foxing to plates, otherwise a good clean copy. A handsome copy bound in full contemporary tree calf, gilt borders, smooth spines, ornate gilt decoration, black gilt labels for title, volume & at foot of each spine 'Stockdales Edition'; joints expert repaired.ESTC T72291. 'Stothard took more pains with these two substantial volumes than he did with his routine assignments in

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        MEMOIRS OF JOHN ALMON, BOOKSELLER, OF PICCADILLY

      London: n.p., 1790. sewn signatures, lacking covers. Almon, John. 8vo. sewn signatures, lacking covers. (iv), 9-262 pages. First edition (Sabin 950). Theodore Schroeder, Free Speech Bibliography 41). These memoirs were published late in Almon's life, after he was in financial difficulty and retired from the trade. The memoirs reflect on Almon's involvement in political events and with influences on printers during this period (DNB I, 340-1). He was also involved in several libel suits. From a Lathrop Harper catalogue from 1948 "Evidently privately printed. Aside from Sabin, who gives only a brief entry, it is not in any other bibliography nor in the D. N. B.s article on Almon. As Almon had many enemies and was often in conflict with the law, there were ample reasons for restricting the circulation of this volume. As in the copy I had some years ago (now in the Chapin Library) the title is printed on heavier paper than the text." The title page in this copy is also printed on heavier paper. Three preliminary leaves followed by the text printed on pages 9 to 262; this agrees with the copies cited in WorldCat. Extremely scarce.

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        Relation de I'Enlevement du Navire Le Bounty, Appartenant au Roi D"Angleterre, & commande par le Lieutenant Guillaume Bligh; avec le Voyage subsequent de cet Officier & d'une partie de son equipage dans sa Chaloupe, depuis les Iles des Amis dans la mer du sud

      Paris: Chez Firmin Didot, 1790 A fair copy of the first French edition of William Bligh's famous account of his voyage in The Bounty and the subsequent mutiny of his crew. In contemporary full leather binding, complete with 3 folding charts. Classed as 'fair' because the full leather binding has wear, particularly to the spine and the hinge to the front board. It has a title label and gilt decoration to the spine but the gilt is very worn. The boards are in good condition with wear to edges and corners. Internally there are marbled endpapers - the front endpapers have a split along the joint with the book block. Both sets of free endpapers have numerous pencil notes. Contents: half title; title page; Avis du Traducteur -xiv; Proportions principales de la Chaloupe du Vaisseau le Bounty 2pp; Avertissement 2pp; large folding chart; text pp 1-171 (fin) with 2 further folding charts; blank.There is a small sticker to the reverse of the fep, and some slight paper damage to the top margin close to the gutter in pp 17-23. The final folding chart has a small paper tear where it is attached to the book. Otherwise the book is sound and very clean. It has light toning to pages and the odd mark.

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        STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE [sic]. IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY. AN ACT DIRECTING THE MODE OF CHOOSING REPRESENTATIVES TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITEDSTATES [sic]

      [Exeter?, N.H. 1790].. Broadside, approximately 14 x 10 inches, with attached strip, 1 3/4 x 10 inches. Light early stains and a few small holes, with slight loss to one word. Contemporary ink inscription in bottom margin; additional contemporary date and signatures on the attached strip. Contemporary ink inscriptions on verso of main leaf (reading "Wolfsborough") and attached strip. Very good. New Hampshire broadside detailing the election procedures for the representatives to the Second Congress, with the term for the newly elected officials to commence in March 1791 for a two-year period. The inscription in the lower margin reads as follows: "Pursuant to the above Act, the Inhabitants of Wolfborough are hereby Notified to meet at the Dwelling house of Benjn. Wiggins in sd. Town on the Last Monday of this Inst. Augst. at Three O Clock in the afternoon for the purposes of therein Mentioned. Also to transact any other Business that may then and there be thought Necessary." The document is signed in the attached strip: "Wolfborough 12th, Augst., 1790 Richd. [?] [and] Jacob Haines Select Men." The verso of the strip reads: "An Act for to Choose Representatives also a Warrant for Town Meeting for the Choice of Representatives." A total of four copies are recorded by OCLC and NAIP. EVANS 22704.

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        [IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF VIRGINIA SESSION LAWS PASSED DURING THE EARLY FEDERAL PERIOD, 1790 - 1798]

      Richmond. 1790-1798.. 48,66,44,123,56,39,59,48,51pp. Antique-style half calf and marbled boards, leather labels. Mild soiling. First titlepage tanned and expertly backed, some ink stains and calculations on other titlepages, all but three titlepages with ink notations reading "Treasury." Minor foxing, last leaf of index lacking in first imprint. Very good. An important collection of rare Virginia laws published from 1790-98. This volume contains all of the session laws of Virginia as a state from October 1789 through December 1797. Many of the title pages carry ink inscriptions (in some cases extensive, in fine period penmanship) stating "Treasury," they bear a number of contemporary annotations ranging from jottings to substantive notes. A complete list of the imprints included here is as follows: 1) ACTS PASSED AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA...ON MONDAY, THE NINETEENTH OF OCTOBER, IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-NINE. [1790]. 48pp. Lacking last leaf. EVANS 23017. Includes both acts passed and the proceedings of the Assembly for the year. The act creating Kentucky is printed here. 2) ACTS PASSED AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA...ON MONDAY, THE EIGHTEENTH OF OCTOBER, IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY. [1791]. 66pp. EVANS 23943. Includes acts passed and the resolution of the state Senate to accept the Assumption Act, trading claims in western lands in return for the Federal government taking over state debt, although a resolution of the House of Delegates rejecting the proposal is also printed here. 3) ACTS PASSED AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA...ON MONDAY, THE SEVENTEENTH DAY OF OCTOBER, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY-ONE. 1791. 44pp. EVANS 24963. Includes acts passed, and the votes on the Bill of Rights as submitted. Virginia agreed to all twelve sent to the States, although in the end only ten passed enough states. 4) ACTS PASSED AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA...ON MONDAY, THE FIRST DAY OF OCTOBER, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY-TWO. 1793. 123pp. EVANS 26388. Acts passed, including extensive regulations of the militia and the courts. 5) ACTS PASSED AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA...ON MONDAY, THE TWENTY-FIRST DAY OF OCTOBER, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY-THREE. 1794. 56pp. EVANS 27997. Acts passed, including, as in all years, laws ranging from large issue of national importance to myriad acts for the benefit of individuals, ranging from freeing a slave or annulling a marriage to major issues. 6) ACTS PASSED AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA...ON TUESDAY, THE ELEVENTH DAY OF NOVEMBER, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY-FOUR. 1795. 39pp. EVANS 29796. All acts passed. 7) ACTS PASSED AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA...ON TUESDAY, THE TENTH DAY OF NOVEMBER, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY-FIVE. 1796. 59pp. EVANS 31499. All acts passed. 8) ACTS PASSED AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA...ON TUESDAY, THE EIGHTH DAY OF NOVEMBER, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY-SIX. 1797. 48pp. EVANS 33126. All acts passed. 9) ACTS PASSED AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA...ON MONDAY, THE FOURTH DAY OF DECEMBER, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY-SEVEN. 1798. 51pp. EVANS 34934. EVANS 23017, 23943, 24963, 26388, 27997, 29796, 31499, 33126, 34934.

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        Journal of the Second Session of the Senate of the United States of America, begun and held at the City of New-York, January 4th, 1790

      John Fenno, New York 1790 - (12 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches). 224pp. [pp.222-24 misnumbered 122-24]. Expertly bound to style in half tan calf over period marbled paper covered boards, spine with raise bands in six compartments, ruled in gilt on either side of each band, original red morocco lettering piece in the second compartment First issue of the Senate journal of the second session of the first Congress. Many important issues were settled in the discussions recorded herein, and many significant moments in the nation's history are treated in depth. Included are the first State of the Union Message, discussions of state surrender of western lands, notices of ratification of the Bill of Rights, and discussions concerning the seat of government and Hamilton's fiscal proposals. A highly important journal describing some of the founding legislation of the United States. Evans 22982; NAIP w020579. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Instructions de la Colonie de l'Isle de France, a ses députés en l'assemblée nationale [wrapper title]

      1790 - [2],9pp. Folio. Printed self-wrappers. Folded sheets, several leaves loose. Moderate wear and soiling, heavier to wrapper. Wrapper with some minor loss, not affecting text. Early and unrecorded imprint from the colonial press at the French colony of Mauritius, also known as the Ile de France. An extract from the journals of the "Délibérations & Arretés de L'Assemblée-Générale de la Colonie de l'Isle de France," dated Sept. 25, 1790, this document records the steps made to establish what was largely self-government at the outset of the French Revolution. The Dutch were the first Europeans to become interested in the island, taking possession in 1598. After exploiting the island's dense forests for a century and introducing the cultivation of sugar cane and cotton, in 1710 the Dutch abandoned the colony. The French soon claimed it as "Ile de France," and the island remained under the control of the French East India Company until 1767. During the long war between France and England at the beginning of the 19th century, Mauritius proved to be an important strategic naval base, and as a result the British took charge of the island in 1810, and the Treaty of Paris confirmed official British possession in 1814. It remained an important sugar producing colony, and in the 20th century agricultural production was expanded to include tea, rice, and other produce. Printing began on Mauritius in 1768. During the French period, until 1810, only about 400 imprints were produced, mostly in the form of official documents and newspapers, though there are also almanacs and a few other items. All are quite rare. No copies located in OCLC, and not recorded by Toussaint in his bibliography of Mauritius imprints. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Group Of Copy Letters From The Woolwich Military Science Laboratory, 1790

      London: Woolwich Arsenal, 1790., 1790. Fourteen large folio pages, handwritten in neat script with one hand drawn illustration showing the profile of the building as it is to be equipped with a special chimney for the new sulphur refinery - "to carry off the dangerous effluvia". Minor chips and tears to edges, minor spotting. The letters were, apparently, rescued from a bonfire when the storage building at Woolwich Arsenal was demolished in the 1970s. As a group, they provide a view into the daily workings of the most important military research establishment in the British Isles during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The letters make reference to Major William Congreve (later Sir), the Comptroller of the Royal Laboratories at the Royal Arsenal, who ten years after these papers were written won substantial renown as a result of his work on rocket technology. These Congreve rockets, heavily based on Mysorean rockets used against the British East India Company, were used to great effect in subsequent wars, including the Napoleonic Wars. Included in these documents are lists of requirements, including personnel and various ingredients for making cartridges, documents calculating the expense of powder for the war office, and discussion concerning the construction of various engines and pieces of machinary, such as the aforementioned sulphur refinery.

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        Fatti piú rimarchevoli della vita di S. Luigi Gonzaga della Compagnia di Gesú, espressi in rami

      Roma, presso Agapito Franzetti al Corso, s. a. (hacia 1790). 4to.; portada grabada, y 25 bellísimas láminas, con leyenda al pie, dibujadas por Doménico del Frate y Stefano Piale y grabadas en cobre por Vincenzo Feoli y Pietro Fontana. Encuadernación en piel marbreada, de la época, con ruedas en los planos y cantos, lomera ornada y tejuelo.

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        Faust. Ein Fragment.

      Leipzig, Göschen, 1790. A lovely copy in an excellent pastiche-binding of full brown morocco with gilt green title-labels to spine and front board. A very nice, clean, and fresh copy.. First edition, first issue - in the extremely scarce offprint (Sonderdruck) from Goethe's collected works, vol. 7 - in the even scarcer variant of the first issue (hitherto only known in one other copy, recorded in 1966) which has preserved the quire denomination "W.7.B." (Werke 7. Band) on D1 - of one of the peaks of world literature, the main work by one of the greatest writers that ever lived. Few other writers have been as influential as Goethe and his works were an immense source of inspiration for everything from drama and music to science and philosophy. Goethe is generally accepted as one of the most important Western thinkers and his main work "Faust" arguably constitutes the most important and influential work of world literature. "If Goethe may justly be called the last representative of the renaissance ideal of the "oumo universale", his "Faust" embodies the sum total of his poetical growth." (Printing and the Mind of Man: 298). "Faust" was first printed in volume seven of Goethe's Schriften in eight volumes from 1787 - 1790 and appeared simultaneously in a separate issue (offprint), likewise under the title "Faust. Ein Fragment", but in which the quire denomination from "Werke 7. Band" had been removed. A couple of different issues appeared, the first being identifiable by the uncorrected mistaken repetition of the three last verse lines of p. 144 on p. 145. Hagen 11:7: "Vom Bd. 7 Bg. F-T existieren zwei Drucke." This is the first (called Sm) with all the pointers mentioned in Hagen (for example: 89,1: leseni, 152,14: vollkomm'nes). As mentioned, the quire denomination was removed in the separate issue, but hitherto one single copy had been registered bearing one quire denomination on D1 (Hagen: "...ist ein Exemplar der "ächten" Ausgade (Dm) nachgewisen worden, bei dem auf Bl. 1 des Bogens D die Bogennorm Goethe's W.7.B stehen geblieben ist") - our copy also has this single quire denomination preserved (as opposed to the several title issues that were created using the unsold copies of vol. 7 of the collected works, in which all the quire denominations are present). "Faust" is probably the work for which Goethe is most famous, and this is not without reason. The novel emphasizes the strength of the individual and the right to freely investigate aspects of human and divine character. The novel also fights for man's right to determine his own destiny, and it is thus considered the first great literary work in the spirit of modern individualism. The work is also considered highly relevant to science and scientific thought, since Goethe here offers a holistic and non-analytic approach to these areas.PMM 298 (bein the 1834 ed., not the real first); Hagen: 204

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        Philosophie der Staatswissenschaft in Grundsätzen zur gesellschaftlichen Glückseligkeit.

      St Gallen: Huber 1790 - XVI 374 S., 1 Bl.: gestochene Titelvignette. Pergamentfarbener Pappband d. Zt. mit rotem goldgeprägten Rückenschild, etwas fleckig u. berieben. 1. Ausgabe. - Müllers staatsphilosophisches Hauptwerk, "in welchem er gegenüber einem ungeordneten Freiheitsdrang und einer drohenden furchtbaren Anarchie in allen staatlichen Verhältnissen auf die 'stille Vernunft' als die echte Grundlage des Bürgerglücks hinwies" (ADB). - Handschriftlicher Besitzeintrag auf Vorsatz, innen nahezu fleckenlos. Gutes Exemplar. - Goedeke XII 168, 9; Humpert 7596; Lonchamp 2158; ADB XXII 694 f. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        'Neue General Kriegs Karte Des Rheinstrohms, von Iohann Walch im Willischen Kunstverlag in Augsburg III Karte, welche das Elsas, Breisgau und das Südwestliche Schwaben & c. enthält.':.

      . Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Johann Walch b. Johann Martin Will in Augsburg, um 1790, 46,5 x 59,5. Gier-Janota, Augsburger Buchdruck u. Verlagswesen, S. 1303 (Walch); Tooley's Dic. of Mapm., S. 666 Johann Martin Will. - Seltene Karte des Breisgau mit einem Teil von Schwaben. - Zeigt das Gebiet Straßburg, Basel, Rottenburg am Neckar und Schaffhausen. - Die Karte mit Titelkopfleiste. - Seltener Einblattdruck des Verlegers J.M. Will, der von 1777-1806 in Augsburg tätig war u. seinen Verlag 1806 seinem Schwiegersohn Johann Walch vererbte. - Das vorliegende Blatt ist das zweite von drei Blättern, die auch als Gesamtkarte vertrieben wurden. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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