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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.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Librería J. Cintas]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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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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        Liste des noms des ci devant nobles & de tous les aspirans à la Noblesse EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: chez Garnery. L'an second de la Liberté., 1790. Fine. chez Garnery. L'an second de la Liberté., à Paris [1790], in 8 (12x19cm), de 112pp. , 120pp. , 94pp., trois parties en un volume relié. - First Edition. 3 parts, originally sold in delivery gathered here in a book. Rare. shagreen half red medium nineteenth century. Back to nerves boxes adorned with a jewel. Corners bumped. Review and origin (history and genealogy) of the nobility of all the great families of France, Montesquiou, Lusignan, Noailles, Rohan, and also lower, the author endeavoring to demonstrate that any nobility usurped, and that all nobles are actually impostors, and they take their origins or commoners, or thieves, so that no therefore legitimacy of power and nobility. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. 3 parties, vendues à l'origine en livraison réunies ici en un ouvrage. Rare. Reliure en demi chagrin rouge milieu XIXe siècle. Dos à nerfs à caissons ornés d'un fleuron. Coins émoussés. Examen et origine (histoire et généalogie) de la noblesse de toutes les grandes familles de France, les Montesquiou, Lusignan, Noailles, Rohan, et des moindres également, l'auteur s'attachant à démontrer que toute noblesse est usurpée, et que tous les nobles sont en fait des imposteurs, et qu'ils tiennent leurs origines soit de roturiers, soit de voleurs, qu'il n'y a donc pas par conséquent de légitimité du pouvoir et de la noblesse.

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        Tour of the Isle of Wight. 2 volumes in One

      London Thomas Hookham 1790. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed. Plates bright. Heraldic book-plate on paste-down with accompany signature. Also another owner's signature on title page [First Edition] Contemporary half leather marbled board cover 220mm x 130mm (9" x 5"). xxiv, 224pp; viii, 248pp. Engraved title pages and 30 sepia aquatint plates. Heraldic book-plate of John Wilson Pedder 'Je dis la Verite.' Includes a list of subscribers.

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        Journal of a Voyage to New South Wales

      London: J. Debrett, 1790. In good condition in a modern binding.. Quarto, engraved title page with vignette and 65 hand-coloured plates, page 240 in the early "uncancelled" state describing the "Wattled Merops", bound without the list of subscribers; a very good copy in period-style calf with spine decorated in compartments, maroon label. A fine, large copy of the coloured issue of Surgeon White's account, the first major account of the colony to focus on the natural history of New South Wales. White's Journal is a travel and ornithological classic by a medical voyager. Copies such as this one, in which the plates have original hand-colouring, are recognised as among the most beautiful of Australian colour-plate books. It is also one of the earliest Australian bird books.John White was chief surgeon of the First Fleet, and overcame difficult conditions both on the voyage out and early days of the settlement. White was not enthusiastic about the prospects for New South Wales, but his book is an even-handed and often fascinating account of his experiences. The Journal contains an interesting and valuable account of the voyage from London, with long, detailed accounts of the stops at Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town and of the colonial voyages to Norfolk Island. A keen amateur naturalist, White accompanied Governor Arthur Phillip on two journeys of exploration after arriving at Port Jackson.White's great contribution was to collect scores of natural history specimens and send them to England, where they were used as the basis for many of the plates, drawn up by leading natural history artists of the day, including the highly skilled Sarah Stone. The book was an immediate success, with subscribers alone accounting for seven hundred copies.

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        A new map of the country round London EDITION ORIGINALE

      London: John Stockdale, 1790. Fine. John Stockdale, London 1790, 80,5x97cm, une feuille. - Large map on canvas in color, engraved by Neele, ds near London, delimited to 25 tasks miles.2 fat in right margin and small dark spots at certain bends. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Grande carte entoilée en couleurs, gravée par Neele, dans les environs de Londres, délimités à 25 miles. 2 taches grasses en marge droite et petites taches sombres au niveau de certaines pliures. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.

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        Les nymphes de Dyctyme ou revolutions de l'empire virginal. Par M. Fournier De Tony. Secretaire du Roi en la grande cancellerie

      s. e., Paris 1790 - In 8, pp. (2) + XXX + (2) + 226. Alcuni danni marg. senza perdito di testo a 3 pp. interne. M. pl. coeva con bei fr. oro al d. e tassello. Edizione originale di questo poema in prosa, scritto all'inizio della revoluzione francese, anticipa cio che da li' a poco sarebbe accaduto nei monasteri, con la soppressione degli ordini. Il racconto e' appunto ambientato a Dyctyme, al centro dell'isola di Creta e vede al centro delle Ninfe che, sul finale, vengono liberate divenendo amanti dei pastori e raggiungendo la felicita'. Querard, Dictionnaire., p. 185. ITA

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        Gibraltar+Plan du Port et ville de Mahon, anno 1756, Le Rouge

      Le Rouge, 1707-1790 - Gibraltar+Plan du Port et ville de Mahon, anno 1756, Le Rouge Gibraltar - avec les nouveaux ouvrages, faits depuis le dernier siége ; les lignes espagnoles levé nouvellement sur les lieux ; Paris, le Rouge, 1756 Plan du port et ville de Mahon, du Fort S.t Philippe et ses fortifications ; Nebenkarte unten rechts: Uebersichtskarte westl. Mittelmeer. - 8 x 13 cm ; Nebenkarte unten: "Plan du port et ville de Mahon, du Fort S.t Philippe et ses fortifications.". - 23 x 56 cm. - Mit Uebersichtskarte "Isle Minorque" (12 x 9 cm) und Legende Contributor: Le Rouge, Georges Louis ; Geographic coverage: Paris ; Publication date: Publication: Single known date/probable date 1756 ; 1756 ; Type: Cartographic material ; cartographic Bildgrösse 47 x 56 cm [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Madrid. Madrid Ciudad Capital Del Reyno D'Espana y Real Corte de los Reyes Catolicos vista de la puente de Sogovia.

      1790 - Bassano del Grappa ( Italy): Francesco Remondini?, c.1790. Coloured. 370 x 480mm. Worm holes in lower margin. A scarce view of Madrid with a 17-point key, a variant without the two armorials of the Remondini publication.

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        Histoire de la Sainte Chapelle du Palais, enrichie de planches présentées à l'Assemblée Nationale par l'auteur le 1er juillet 1790

      Clousier, Prault 1790 - Deux parties en un volume in-4 (27 cm x 22 cm), IV (avertissement) - 307-231 (pièces justificatives) - 8 (table des matières) pp. Illustré de 16 planches gravées hors texte. Cachet de la fondation Napoléon. Demi-maroquin rouge à coins (postérieur). Dos à cinq nerfs, titre doré. Reliure légèrement frottée. Pour accéder à la totalité de notre offre, consultez notre site Paris-Libris. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Governo della Toscana sotto il Regno di Sua Maestà il Re Leopoldo II.

      Gaetano Cambiagi,, In Firenze, 1790 - Cm. 29, pp. 76 + cc. (60) di dimostrazioni con 4 grandi prospetti ripiegati f.t. Legatura coeva in mezza pergamena, dorso a nervi con titoli in oro si tassello. Antichi forellini al dorso, peraltro esemplare genuino e amrginoso, a carte candide ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Prima edizione di questo interessante resoconto economico che traccia l'operato di Leopoldo II. Cfr. Einaudi, 2668; Kress, 5305. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Neue General Kriegs Karte Des Rheinstrohms, Herausgegeben von Iohann Walch im Willischen Kunstverlag in Augsburg I. Karte, welche die Kurfürstenthümer Maynz, Cölln mit einem Theil der Mosel, des Mayns der Wetterau, Hanau & c. enthält.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Johann Walch b. Johann Martin Will in Augsburg, um 1790, 48 x 60,5 Hellwig-Reiniger-Stopp S. 270. - Seltene Karte des Mittelrhein mit dem Gebiet zwischen Worms und Bonn. - Die Karte mit Titelkopfleiste. - Seltener Einblattdruck des Verlegers J.M. Will, der von 1777-1806 in Augsburg tätig war und 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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        Ancient Cookery, From a Ms in the Library of the Royal Society, Arundel Collection No. 344

      (London: Printed for the Society of Antiquaries by John Nichols, 1790). Hardcover. Very good. Published as part of 'A Collection of Ordinances and Regulations of the Royal Household, made in divers reigns, from Edward III to William and Mary, and also Receipts in Ancient Cookery'. 4to. This copy does not retain the original pagination but is numbered from 1 to 52, and seems to be the variant issued for separate sale. (Copies known to be extracted from the Collection apparently retained the pagination of the Collection, 425-476.) Bound in a mid-19th century binding of dark green pebbled cloth, interleaved with blanks, and with a printed paper spine label (nearly perished). The edition retains the orthography of the recipes, which the anonymous editor believes date no later than the early 15th century. Recipes include 'Nombules of a Deer', 'Farsure for Hares', 'Browet of Alemayne', 'Pejons Stewart', 'Goos in Hochepot' etc. A very good copy. With a couple of well worn 19th century printed slips of paper laid in, presumably once used as bookmarks. See Lowndes I, 52.

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        Experiments and observations on different kinds of air, and other branches of natural philosophy, connected with the subject. In three volumes; being the former six volumes abridged and methodized, with many additions

      London, J. Johnson, 1790. Three volumes in three. 8vo. 1,480 pp. [I: li, 411 pp., 9 folded, engraved plates; II: viii, 472 pp.; III: viii, 574 pp., and a 6 pp. list of other works by Priestley]. Uniform contemporary full calf. Spines with gilt ornaments, green morocco label with gilt title, and small round, gilt-bordered red morocco label with gilt volume number.l New, improved edition by the author, of his work on gasses. The British theologist, philosophist, educator, political activist and chemist Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) is claimed to be the first to discover oxygen. He also discovered various other gasses, and accidently invented the eraser. This is more or less the "final" edition of his work on gasses. An earlier edition was published in 1774-1777, but this later edition contains newer information, carefully selected by the author. The nine large, folded plates show the scientific equipment used, and partly designed or improved by Priestley himself. Some scattered spotting, otherwise a well-preserved set. Horblit 85; PMM 217 (both for the first edition).

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        Alegacion en derecho a favor de Don Juan Domingo Unamunsaga sobre la restitucion de su legítima materna, que pide y demanda en esta Real Audiencia contra Don Simon Cayro, su tutor que fue, y albacea tenedor de bienes que aun es, por el tiempo de treinta y ocho años, en que ha seguido sin cumplimiento el testamento deDon Domingo Unamunsaga.?

      Lima, en la Casa Real de Niños Expósitos, 1790. - Woodcut headpiece and vignettes. (40 ll.). Text in 2 columns. Folio (28.3 x 20.3 cm.), disbound, textblock edges sprinkled red. Scattered light soiling and spotting, mostly marginal. Overall in very good condition. Number "2" in red pencil at center of upper blank margin of title page. ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this legal brief submitted to the Audiencia in Lima, in which the author accuses his tutor of having squandered his inheritance. Included were 6,000 pounds of Vicuna wool said to have been in Panama, and the value of a house in the Calle de Valladolid (in Lima?).---- Medina, @Lima 1732. Not in Palau. Not located in NUC. OCLC: 34161880 (citing only microfilm copies). Not located in CCPBE. Not located in RENIUN.WorldCat cites only microfilm copies. Not located in Copac. Not located in Hollis, Orbis (which cites a related work), or MELVYL. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Verzeichniss alter Druckdenkmale der Bibliothek des uralten Benediktiner-Stifts zum H. Mang in Füessen

      xxviii, 236 pp.; 123 pp. Two parts in one vol. Small 4to, cont. half-sheep & speckled boards, spine finely decorated in gilt, contrasting leather lettering piece on spine. Ulm: Stettin, 1790. The uncommon catalogue of the incunabula in the wealthy Benedictine abbey of Saint Mang, Füssen, in Bavaria. The abbey, founded in the first half of the 9th century, held a key position on the important medieval road from Augsburg across the Alps to upper Italy. The abbey was dissolved in 1803 and the books are now at the University of Augsburg. 687 15th-century books are carefully described. Very fine and attractive copy from the library of the dukes and Kings of Bavaria. ❧ Bigmore & Wyman, I, p. 323. .

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("C. Spazier").

      Berlin, 25. III. 1790.. 2 SS. 8vo.. "Wundern Sie sich nicht, daß ich Sie Belasteten bitte, beyliegenden Brief an H. v. Rosenhan so schleunig, als möglich, auf die Reichspost befördern zu laßen. Man hat hier einen andern Brief an denselben die Tour über Duderstadt nehmen laßen; aber den Weg über Frankfurt a. M. schlage ich ein, um den Empfänger des Briefes auf denselben darum vorzubereiten, weil ein Brief vom August vorigen Jahres, den ich in sehr wichtiger Angelegenheit ebenfalls über Duderstadt gehen laßen mußte, gegen 7, sage sieben Monathe sich auf den Postämtern herumgetrieben hat, ehe er an die Behörde gelangt ist, wodurch ich vielleicht das Unglück habe, daß meine Besorgung dadurch hat leiden müssen. Ist das nicht schändliche Wirthschaft, die einmal laute Rüge verdiente? Daß die Preuß. Postämter daran schuld seyn sollten, läßt sich nach der strengen Aufsicht in diesen Ländern nicht wohl glauben; aber es liege, an wem es wolle, so kann doch wohl nichts verdrießlicher seyn, als wenn der so nothwendige Verkehr unter Menschen, den die Staaten zusichern, durch die Nachläßigkeit v. einigen Postofficianten gestört und manchmal dadurch das ganze zeitliche Glück eines Mannes u. einer Familie gehemmt wird [...]". Am Kopf der Rectoseite hs. Empfängervermerk: "Spazier (besorgt)". - Spazier, zunächst als Schauspieler und Sänger tätig, studierte in Halle Philosophie und Theologie, bevor er 1784-87 am Dessauer Philanthropinum lehrte. Nach Halle zurückgekehrt, ließ er sich als philosophischer Schriftsteller nieder; zu seinen bekanntesten Werken zählt die Kampfschrift "Anti-Phädon" (1785). Anschließend als Lehrer, Hofmeister und Professor in Gießen, Neuwied und Berlin tätig, gab er die "Berlinische musikalische Zeitung" heraus. 1796 wieder in Dessau, wurde er Leiter der Olivier'schen Erziehungsanstalt; im Folgejahr wurde er in Halle promoviert. Der Komponist Ernst Ludwig Gerber würdigte Spazier in seinem Tonkünstlerlexikon als "einen der beliebtesten deutschen Schriftsteller".

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        THE FORDINGBRIDGE HUNT.

      Printed and sold by J. Pitts 14. Great St. Andew Street seven dials sic c 1790 - single slip broadside (approx. 250 x 90 mm), drop head title below a woodcut illustration, mounted at head to an album leaf, browned except for the top eighth, creased below woodcut, a number of tiny holes with slight effect on the title and imprint . A humourous ballad ridiculing some Fordingbridgers who were duped in to 'hunting' some hares which were only stuffed exemplars. The cant name for Fordingbridgers we learn is 'Blue-skins'. We have not located any other broadside printing of this ballad, or indeed this one. The text appeared in The Sporting Magazine as 'The Hare Hunters' in November 1809, but the imprint here makes this earlier (note the printer's carelessness with his own address). On the verso of the album leaf are 3 engravings of fashionable figures, apparently taken from the Pocket Book, For the Year 1773.

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        Atlas portatif a l'usage des Collèges, pour servir a l'intelligence des auteurs classiques. Dédié a l'Université de Paris.

      S. n. t., 1790 ca., (Paris), - In-4° (283x235mm), legatura coeva p. pelle marrone con triplice filettatura in oro a incorniciare perimetralmente i piatti. Titolo in oro su tassello rosso e decori in oro al dorso. Unghie decorate in oro, sguardie marmorizzate. Un frontespizio figurato inciso su rame su doppio foglio da Varin (titolo inserito entro grande drappo sormontato da corona di stelle, motivi vegetali, ecc., e contornato da mappamondi, sfere armillari, squadre, compassi, volumi, ecc.) e 88 tavv. calcografiche su doppia pag. incise da Perrier da invenzione di Herissen, con i confini acquerellati, raffiguranti la totalità del mondo conosciuto. Si presentano ripiegate la carta della Francia e dei suoi 83 dipartimenti secondo il decreto dell'Assemblea Nazionale e la seguente carta topografica del dipartimento di Parigi, quest'ultima con i parchi ed i monumenti finemente acquerellati in verde ed in rosso. Restauri alla legatura, sparsi aloni e fioriture interne, un timbro ottocentesco di estinta biblioteca. In principio è interfogliata una carta con annotazioni antiche vergate al solo recto. Buona copia nel complesso. Reimpressione di questo bell'atlante ad uso degli studenti francesi curato dall'abate Grenet, professore nel Collège di Lisieux. La prima edizione è del 1781 e contiene solo 44 carte; la presente, notevolmente ampliata nella cartografia, si presenta priva di data e di indicazioni di tipografo. Degna di nota, fra l'altro, la carta generale del Sud America, la prima a indicare i cambiamenti territoriali che gli spagnoli ed i portoghesi avevano compiuto nei loro possedimenti dal trattato di pace del 1778. Cfr. Phillips, 288 (prima edizione). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels Into The Interior Parts Of Africa, By The Way Of The Cape Of Good Hope; In The Years 1780, 81, 82, 83, 84 and 85

      London: Printed For G.G.J. And J.Robinson, 1790., 1790. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xii, 395; 2 p.l. (incl. blank), 403, [1]. 12 engraved plates (2 folding). contemporary tree calf, rebacked (some scattered light foxing, tears in title & 1 plate repaired - no loss). First Edition of this English Translation; another translation by Elizabeth Helme appeared the same year. Account of the French naturalist's first expedition into the interior of South Africa, 1781-82, the title of the work also alluding to his second, more extensive expedition made in 1783-85, the account of which was published several years later. The work contains important observations on the natural history of the region, the Dutch settlers, and the Caffre and Hottentot tribes. Cox I p. 389. Mendelssohn III 102. cfCasey Wood 433. cfGay 3118.. F.

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

      Hôtel de Thou, [vols I a III]; chez Plassan, [vols. IV, V y Atlas] 1790 - 5 vol. en 4º (250x195mm.) y 1 vol. de atlas en 4º mayor (270x210mm.), cada portada con diferente viñeta grabada, salvo v. 5 impreso sin viñeta.- I: [4], 7 h. de grab. [escritura etíope], lxxxiii, [1], 620 p., 8 h. de grab. intercaladas, 1 map. grab. pleg. en cartulina; sign. [2],[7], A-Hhhh4, Iiii2.- II: [4], 784 p., 1 map. grab. pleg. en cartulina; sign.: [2], A-Eeeee4, Fffff3.- III:[4], 858 p., 4 h. de grab.; sign.: A-Ppppp4, Qqqqq.- IV:[6], 752 p., 3 h. de grab.; sign.: [3], A-Bbbbb4.- V: [4], 328 p., clxiii.; sign.: [2], A-Ss4, a-v4, x2.- Atlas: [4] p., 1 map. grab. pleg. en cartulina y 43 h. de grab. (firmados Benard); 1 map. grab. pleg. en cartulina (firmado Benard), 18 grabados en cartulina a doble hoja y 1 grabado en papel a doble hoja.- Enc. en plena piel; ruedas doradas en los cantos; cinco nervios, doble tejuelo y lomo cuajado; platos con triple orla grabada en seco; cortes tintados. Encuadernación un poco fatigada en los cantos, cofias deterioradas y alguna punta de algún volumen a punto de abrirse. Algunos pliegos tostados en diferentes grados sin llegar a adquirir gravedad. Esporádicos puntos de óxido. V. I: Pie perdido, grabados 7 y 8 encuadernados en páginas equivocadas, pérdida de papel por arranque en punta inferior de p. 737; V. II: Cofia desprendida; V. III: pequeña galería sin afectar en margen superior de pp. 145-186. Atlas: mínima rotura en el margen interno, apenas perceptible, de las láminas 18 a 21 de la primera serie.- // Designado como consul en Argel en 1763, el escocés James Bruce (1730-1794) recorrió el Magreb antes de emprender un gran viaje de exploración arqueológica en Siria y otro a continuación en busca de las fuentes del Nilo, de cuyo emplazamiento real hacía mucho que se discutía. El 18 de septiembre de 1769 desembarcó en Massasouah, Etiopía, con destino a Gondar, a donde llegó casi cinco meses después. Inició entonces el remonte del Nilo azul (Abbai para los Abisinios, Bahr-el-Azraq para los Arabes, Astapus para los clásicos), como habían hecho otros antes, hasta sus lagunas fuente, para adentrarse desde ahí en Abisinia en un periplo que durante mucho tiempo fue puesto en duda. Dado lo peligroso y aventurado que era adentrarse en un reino vedado a los extranjeros bajo pena de muerte, rodeado de tribus hostiles y en el que el soberano era venerado como un auténtico dios viviente, tras pulsar a varios dignatarios de palacio, Bruce se granjeó la protección de la reina. El rey estuvo reteniendo a Bruce contra su voluntad para asegurarse de que le prestara servicios contra los rebeldes y las intrigas de Palacio. Tanto le retuvo, que tres años después de haber iniciado su búsqueda de las fuentes del Nilo todavía tenía prohibido salir. Cuando por fin, comprometiéndose a volver, consiguió el permiso, regresó a Europa. Primero a Paris, donde se reunió con Buffon, y después, en junio de 1774, a Londres, encontrándose con que su familia, como le había dado por desaparecido, se había repartido todos sus bienes. Esta apreciada primera edición francesa en 4º (hubo una simultánea en 8ª), comenzó a imprimirse el mismo año que la original en inglés. Junto a las peripecias del viaje y las exposiciones de historia natural, arqueología y características culturales, destaca una historia de Abisinia tomada de textos autóctonos. Incluye, también, el primer grabado publicado de un rinoceronte de dos cuernos. Suele decirse que el Atlas debe contener 66 grabados (Brunet y Graesse los elevaban a 88), algo incierto porque el propio Atlas especifica que debe contener un mapa y 43 grabados explicativos del volumen 5 y un mapa y 19 grabados explicativos de los Voyages de Paterson, incorporados al final de ese mismo volumen. Total, 64. Estos errores proceden de la equivocada encuadernación de láminas del resto de los volúmenes en el Atlas. EJEMPLAR ABSOLUTAMENTE COMPLETO DE PORTADILLAS Y PORTADAS, CON TODOS LOS MAPAS Y GRABADOS.- Refs.: Boucher de La Richarderie, IV, 319; Brunet, I, c 1283; Gay, 44; Graesse, 550. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      London: Woolwich Arsenal, 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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        Observations made on a tour from Bengal to Persia, in the Years 1786 - 7

      London: Printed for T. Cadell, 1790. With a short account of the remains of the celebrated palace of Persepolis; and other interesting events. Bound in contemporary diced Russia calf leather. Very minor wear to extremeties, otherwise a splendid copy with the armorial bookplate of J W. Dod [Second edition, first published in Calcutta in 1788] pp.viii, 351, [1]. Francklin spent a period of eight months between 1786 and 1787 living with a Persian family in Shiraz, and this sojourn, together with several additional trips during the same period, comprises the substance of the present book. An officer of the East India Company, Francklin was an accomplished eastern hand and his work encompasses customs, religion, poetry, and painting with aplomb, and provides a concise account of the recent political history of Persia.Francklin (1763-1839) was educated at Westminster and Trinity College, Cambridge. He published additional books on topics as diverse as serpent-worship, the geography of India, and the plain of Troy, maintained a learned correspondence with the second master of Westminster, William Vincent, and was acknowledged in the dedication to that gentleman's Periplus. During his life he was variously member, librarian, and council member of the Royal Asiatic Society, and a member of the Asiatic Society of Bengal.Wilson, p. 74.. Second Edition. Very Good.

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        THE PRESENT STATE OF HUDSON'S BAY. CONTAINING A FULL DESCRIPTION OF THAT SETTLEMENT, AND THE ADJACENT COUNTRY; AND LIKEWISE OF THE FUR TRADE, WITH HINTS FOR ITS IMPROVEMENT, &c. &c

      London. 1790.. [4],vii,[1],128,133-230,[2, advertisements]pp. plus plate and two folding tables. Half title. Original tan paper-covered boards, leather label. Boards lightly scuffed and a bit soiled, slight edge wear. Later ink ownership inscription on front pastedown. Leaves O4 and O5 bound out of order (as printed). A very good copy. In a brown half leather folding box. Umfreville worked for the Hudson's Bay Company from 1771 to 1782, when he was captured by La Pérouse at Fort York. After his release through an exchange of prisoners, he explored and traded in the region west of Lake Superior in the employ of the North West Company until 1788, when he went to New York. The text includes a printing of his journal, written during a trip from Montreal to New York, containing many references to the languages of the native Indian tribes. HOWES U10, "b." STREETER SALE 3650. SABIN 97702. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 3951. TPL 602. LANDE 1493. PEEL 18.

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        Bad Pyrmont. - Brunnenkarte. - "Pyrmont mit ihrem Mineralbrunnen".

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Kupferstich, koloriert, 1790. 56,7 cm x 60,7 cm (Darstellung) / 56,7 cm x 60,7 cm (Blatt). Unter der Karte betitelt "Plan von der Neustadt Pyrmont mit ihrem Mineralbrunnen Terrain und der umliegenden Gegend, Aufgenommen im Jahre 1790". Sowie mit den Künstlerangaben "J. C. Dammert" und "F. Cöntgen sculp. Moguntine". Ferner die Verlagsangaben "im Verlag der Hellwingschen Hof Buchhandlung zu Hannover". Unten rechts in der Kartusche eine Erklärung. - Sehr seltener detaillierter Brunnenplan der alten Kurstadt im Weserbergland mit dem Fürstlichen Schloss. Auf Leinen in neun Teilen alt aufgezogen. Die Stadt trägt heute den Titel Staatsbad und die Geschichte der Bäder geht bis in das 16. Jahrhundert zurück. Sehr dekorative Karte in dezentem Kolorit. - Leichte Altersspuren. Insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar. [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! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        HISTOIRE SECRETTE DU PRINCE CROQU'ETRON ET DE LA PRINCESSE FOIRETTE.

      GRINGUENAUDE (ma Parigi), sd (1790 ca.) - Legatura coeva in piena pelle avana con filetto impresso in nero e circolini angolari in oro ai piatti; bordura interna in oro; al dorso,  titolo in oro su tassello e fregi in oro; piccole mancanze ai capitelli; tagli dorati; guardie marmorizzate. Al contropiatto anteriore, due ex-libris nobiliari di possesso. 1 carta bianca; VIII pagine numerate, compresi occhietto e frontespizio; 64 pagine numerate; 1 carta bianca. Rara edizione di una parodia sciocco-scatalogica, attribuita ad una scrittrice di fiabe. Scoregge, escrementi, latrine, e loro sinonimi rabelaisiani si attagliano a  personaggi e luoghi in una sorta  infinita di scherzi in una storia d'amore dal finale tragico. L'eroe principe Croqu'Etron, figlio del subdolo Roi de Vesse, si innamora della bella principessa Foirette (diarrea), figlia del  Roi Petaud (Scoreggia). Il Principe  Croqu' Etron convince suo padre a superare la guerra con il matrimonio dinastico, un percorso incruento  per arrivare a ingrandimenti territoriali. L'amore sconfigge tutti, il re Petaud dà al Principe Croqu' Etron un comodo e bel posto, e il Regno di Caca trova la pace, ma gli sposi vanno incontro alla loro scomparsa  per mano del malvagio principe Gadouard (letame), che li annega in una vasca di profumo. L'intelligente e irriverente  parodia, è accompagnata da una  prefazione satirica,  dall'autorizzazione alla stampa datata 1701 e da una selezione finale di versi cantati in  un matrimonio reale. L'opera, è il più audace dei racconti attribuiti a Mlle. de Lubert, figlia di un Président de Parlement, amico della salonnière Madame de Graffigny e dedicatario di due poesie di Voltaire. Poco si sa sulla vita della presunta autirce,  ella scrisse oltre una dozzina di romanzi, novelle, poesie, e fiabe, i  più pubblicati tra il 1743 e il 1756. Esemplare dall'interno in ottimo stato di conservazione, segnalate piccole mancanze al dorso della legatura. 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rare New England merchant?s account book for the years just after the Revolution through the War of 1812, a remarkable view into early American life, with hundreds of inked entries from Abel Stiles of Connecticut recording the details of bartering for cattle, gallons of cider brandy, bushels of rye, and much more. Scarce in contemporary boards

      Southbury, Connecticut, circa 1790-1820. Folio. "Merchant Ledger belonging to Abel Stiles, Southbury, Connecticut, circa 1790-1820. Small folio, contemporary gray paper boards rebacked. Light scattered foxing, expert restoration to contemporary boards.A fascinating account book kept by a prosperous New England merchant from 1790 through the early 1820s. The ledger belonged to Abel Stiles of Southbury, Connecticut, who appears to have been the owner of a farm, cider-mill and distillery. Within are careful inked entries listed by person, dated and also indexed, with notes of amounts paid or items traded?"whether for rye, vinegar, cyder [sic], corn and apples, pork, quarts of rum, pounds of tea, yards of cloth, and so on. With currency still in short supply, bartering was common?"trading items or labor for grain, cattle or brandy, for boarding a horse overnight, or laying a ?9 row stone fence,? or for a trade noted on January 27, 1801, stating that ?Hawley Hendick hath agreed to work with me for one year for twenty three pound, fiffteen [sic] pounds in trade and out of the house and Nine pounds in Cash. Abel Stiles.? In addition, each account has a debit and credit side, and the purchaser or trader is shown to have typically signed with an ?X? through their entry when settled. With eleven ledger notes of various sizes laid in."

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        Mémoires du ministère du Duc d'Aiguillon pair de France et de son command EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Bureau de la collection historique des Mémoires relatifs au règne de Louis XV., 1790. Fine. Bureau de la collection historique des Mémoires relatifs au règne de Louis XV., Paris 1790, In 8 (12,5x21)cm, (8) 15-392p., relié. - First Edition. Posthumous publication of Soulavie. Full sheepskin contemporary. Smooth back decorated with gilt double, spare tracks, threadbare caps, bits rubbed, many scuffs, corners bumped. Emmanuel Armand de Richelieu Vignerot du Plessis, duc d'Aiguillon, was appointed governor of Britain in 1753; until 1770, he was open with the Parliament of Britain war, appointed by the king in a region state who wanted above all to retain its privileges. Louis XV had to intervene several times in accordance with the Duke d'Aiguillon. Memories are the numerous intrigues at the court to lose the Duke d'Aiguillon. One last memory concerning beautification project of Louis XV, Nantes and Paris. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Publication posthume de Soulavie. Reliure en pleine basane d'époque. Dos lisse orné de doubles filets dorés, pièces de titres, coiffes elimées, mors frottés, nombreuses épidermures, coins émoussés. Emmanuel Armand de Vignerot du Plessis Richelieu, duc d'Aiguillon, fut nommé gouverneur de Bretagne en 1753 ; jusqu'en 1770, il fut en guerre ouverte avec le Parlement de Bretagne, nommé par le roi dans une région état qui désirait avant tout conserver ses privilèges. Louis XV dut intervenir plusieurs fois en accord avec le duc d'Aiguillon. Les mémoires font état des nombreuses intrigues à la cour pour perdre le duc d'Aiguillon. Un dernier mémoire concerne les projet d'embellissement de Louis XV, à Nantes et à Paris.

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        Les nymphes de Dyctyme ou revolutions de l'empire virginal. Par M. Fournier De Tony. Secretaire du Roi en la grande cancellerie

      s. e. 1790 In 8, pp. (2) + XXX + (2) + 226. Alcuni danni marg. senza perdito di testo a 3 pp. interne. M. pl. coeva con bei fr. oro al d. e tassello. Edizione originale di questo poema in prosa, scritto all'inizio della revoluzione francese, anticipa cio che da l? a poco sarebbe accaduto nei monasteri, con la soppressione degli ordini. Il racconto ? appunto ambientato a Dyctyme, al centro dell'isola di Creta e vede al centro delle Ninfe che, sul finale, vengono liberate divenendo amanti dei pastori? e raggiungendo la felicit?. Querard, Dictionnaire.., p. 185. ITA

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