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        ENGLISH BOTANY or Coloured Figures of British Plants, with their essential Characters, Synonyms and Places of Growth

      London: For James Sowerby, 1790-1814 32 of 36 volumes, bound in 16 (2 volumes per book), vols 23 -26 (2 books) not present. 2298  hand coloured engravings.Each plate has  one page of text about the plant illustrated opposite with Linnean and popular names of each plant. Half calf original drab boards, gilt letters on spine.  Bindings very good and plates clean and fresh, but 4 books( vols 5+6,7+8,17+18,33+34) are very worn- calf perished and boards off, but  contents within-text and plates, clean and fresh. This is a heavy set in 16 volumes and will agree manner and cost of postage with buyer.

      [Bookseller: G&R Stone]
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        Storia degl' imperatori romani da Augusto sino a Costantino [.].

      Venedig, Francesco Pitteri, 1789-1790. - 16 Bde. 326 SS. 302 SS. 344 SS. 312 SS. 328 SS. 382 SS. 336 SS. 294, (2) SS. 335, (1) SS. 335, (1) SS. 335, (1) SS. 383, (1) SS. 287, (1) SS. 296 SS. 304 SS. 392 SS. Mit 16 gest. Portraitfrontispizen mit zus. 29 Portraitmedaillen. Italienische Interimsbroschuren der Zeit. 8vo. Noch frühe italienische Ausgabe von Creviers (1693-1765) Geschichte der römischen Kaiser von Augustus bis Konstantin (EA Paris 1749ff.). - Papierbedingt teils schwach braunfleckig. Unbeschnittenes, teils unaufgeschnittenes Exemplar. ICCU MILE\014158.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Rare original 18th century Italian manuscript on astronomy

      Italy, [1790] . Contemporary marble boards. Very Good. 8vo (22.0 x 15.8 cm). Contemporary marble boards; paper loss along hinges, ends of spine and edges of boards. Collation: 364 pages of neatly hand written text on half of each page + numerous drawings in pencil and pen in clear half of page and several tables. There are occasional addition of text in the clear area of a page. This is an extensive series of lectures in astronomy with 36 lessons labeled and supplementary information on physics and astronomy at end. Date based on watermak on the leaves of laid paper. There is a pencil note on front paste down that Professor Rossi confirms that the writing is that of Oriani. The manuscript contains lecture notes by Oriani for students or colleagues. Barnaba Oriani (1752-1832) was an Italian astronomer who studied astronomy under Joseph Louis Lagrange. He was ordained a priest in 1776 and joined the staff at the Brera Observatory of the Jesuit college in Milan as an assistant astronomer. Napoleon appointed him director of this Milan Observatory in 1802. Napoleon also appointed him to participate in measuring the arc of meridian between zeniths of Rimini and Rome. Oriani was honored by being named a corresponding member of the French Academy of Science, Fellow of the Royal Society and member of the Berlin Academy. He was associated with Theatine monk Piazzzi in astronomical studies for over 37 years; used his calculations to prove that Uranus is a planet rather than a comet. He published his tables of Uranus in 1795, some of which appear to be in the present manuscript. Poggendorff provides extensive list of Oriani’s dissertation and writings in astronomy. (Poggend. II, 332f.;World Who’s Who in Sci. p. 1288; Wolf II, 273f.)

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        Bibliotheque de l'homme public ; ou Analyse raisonnee des principaux ouvrages francais et etrangers, sur la Politique en general, la Legislation, les Finances, la Police, l'Agriculture, & le Commerce en particulier & sur le Droit naturel & public.

      Paris, Buisson, 1790-1792.. 28 tomes en 14 volumes in-8, plein veau porphyre de l'epoque, dos lisses ornes de "grecs", fers speciaux et palettes dores (quelques petits accrocs). Ensemble complet de ce rare et important periodique. Dans sa preface, Condorcet livre les buts qu'il assignait a cette publication : " [Mettre] la science du gouvernement & de l'administration a la portee de tout le monde " et realiser ainsi le projet des Lumieres : " C'est l'ignorance de ses droits qui retenu si longtemps l'homme dans les fers ; les lumieres que la philosophie a repandues jusques dans les dernieres classes, ont pu seules lui rendre son ancienne dignite " (I, p. V). Nombreux et importants articles de Condorcet, dont les celebres cinq memoires sur l'instruction publique entre autres, analyses et commentaires sur Hume, Locke, Adam Smith, Bacon, Montesquieu, D'Holbach, Mably, le marquis de Mirabeau et la physiocratie, l'abbe de saint Pierre, Rousseau, Voltaire, etc., etc ; (Delsaux, 'Condorcet journaliste', 272. Hatin, p. 162. Martin & Walter, 'Journaux', 133). Quelques rousseurs et brunissures. Ex-libris manuscrit de l'epoque: "De la bibliotheque des freres Felix et Mathieu Mastagli de Calvi" Bel exemplaire, bien relie a l'epoque..

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        The History of the Life of M. Tullius Cicero.

      . A new Edition. 4 vols. Basil: Tourneisen and Legrand 1790. Contemporary halfleather with coloured label and gilt on spine. Handwritten library number on spines..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Tratado Teórico y Práctico de las Úlceras ó Llagas, precedido de un Ensayo sobre la direccion y curacion chirurgica de la inflamacion, supuracion y gangrena; y terminado con una Disertacion acerca de los tumores blancos de las articulaciones. Traducido de la quarta y última edicion Inglesa al Frances, y aumentado con algunas notas é indagaciones sobre la tiña por Mr. Bosquillon, Escudero, Doctor Regente de la Facultad de Medicina de Paris, Lector del Rey, Catedrático de Lengua Griega en el Colegio Real de Francia, Censor Real, y Socio honorario de la Sociedad de Medicina de Edimburgo: Y del Frances al Castellano, illustrado con un Prólogo original, enriquecido con notas extraidas de las mas célebres Academias Medico-Chirurgicas; con la desc

      Madrid, en la imprenta de don Benito Cano, 1790. - in-4. XXIV. 292pp. 1 planche hors-texte. Plein veau, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge (reliure de l'époque, petits défauts au plat et aux coins supérieurs). Première édition en espagnol de ce traité sur les ulcères du médecin Ecossais Benjamin Bell. Il est illustré d'une gravure sur cuivre représentants des instruments de chirurgie. Des rousseurs. Palau, 26797. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Comellas]
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        Discurso sobre la educacion fisica y moral de las mugeres [mujeres].

      Madrid, En la imprenta de D. Benito Cano, 1790 - -11 x 18 cm.- , 4 h. + XL + 349 págs. Enc. en plena piel, pasta española de época. (BUEN EJEMPLAR.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Relfexions sur la Revolution de France,

      . et sur les procedes de certaines societes a Londres, relatifs a cet evenement. En forme d'une lettre, qui avoit du etre envoyee d'abord a un jeune homme, a Paris. Traduit de l'anglais, sur la troisieme edition. Quatrieme edition, revue, corrigee & augmentee, d'une table des matieres. Paris: Laurent & Londres: Edward [1790]. viij, 536, 8, 8 pp. Contemporary full leather richly gilt on spine and with ornamental borders on boards. Free endpapers weakly foxed, binding with small stains..

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        The New Game of Human Life with Rules for Playing: Being the Most Agreeable & Rational Recreation Ever Invented for Youth of Both Sexes

      London: J. Wallis & E. Newberry, 1790. A moral board game intended for a young audience, in which players progress through the stages of life with spins of a tee-totum, a numbered spinning top. A warning from the publishers at the bottom of the gameboard discourages the use of dice, since they were too closely related to gambling. Instructions are printed in the center and margins of the board, and the game consists of eighty-four hand-colored engravings, each with a title, arranged in a spiralling path. According to Osborne, the game was modeled after Le Nouveau Jeu de la vie Humaine, published in Paris in 1775 by Crépy. Seven periods of life, of twelve years each, are represented in the game: Infancy to Youth, Man-hood, Prime of Life, Sedate Middle Age, Old Age, Decrepiitude, and Dotage. The game is intended to develop a child's moral character, as each square of the board along the path of life contains either a positive or negative occupation or personality trait. The publishers' instructions encourage the parents or instructors of the children playing the game to "cause them to stop at each character and request their attention to a few moral and judicious observations, explanatory of each character as they proceed and contrast the happiness of a virtuous and well spent life with the fatal consequences arising from vicious and immoral pursuits." Some spaces on the board advance the player and award points, while others subtract them: landing on the Married Man or Patient Man, the player receives two stakes, but must pay two for landing on the Romance Writer, and must return to the beginning of the game after paying four if they land on the Dramatist. The Assiduous Youth receives two stakes and proceeds directly ahead to The Patriot. The ultimate goal is to reach the "Immortal Man:" according to the Rules of the Game, "The Immortal Man, who has existed 84 years, seems worthty by his Talents & Merit to become a Model for the Close of Life, which can end only by Eternity." The engraved sheet is divided into sixteen panels and mounted on a flexible linen backing so that the game board could be folded up without damage. Apart from some contemporary score-keeping in the left margin of the game, this game is in remarkably fine condition with bright hand-coloring. In the original slipcase, which shows some light soiling and wear.

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        Dell?acqua subamara di Modena e del sale catartico amaro che dalla medesima si estrae. Loro proprietà, e metodo per usarne.

      In Modena, presso la Società Tipografica, 1790. Si descrivono le proprietà curative dell?acqua subamara, si descrive il pozzo dal quale scaturisce, un miglio fuori porta San Francesco a pochi passi dalla Via Maestra che conduce alle Ducali delizie di Sassuolo. In fine si avverte il pubblico che la fabbrica del sale catartico di Modena è l?unica autorizzata a smerciarlo in scatole incartate, legate, munite di 2 differenti sigilli, improntati in ceralacca, uno dei quali rappresenta lo stemma Gentilizio della famiglia Moreali, proprietaria della Fabbrica. Axs

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        Dell'acqua subamara di Modena e del sale catartico amaro che dalla medesima si estrae. Loro proprietà, e metodo per usarne.

      1790 - In Modena, presso la Società Tipografica, 1790. Si descrivono le proprietà curative dell'acqua subamara, si descrive il pozzo dal quale scaturisce, un miglio fuori porta San Francesco a pochi passi dalla Via Maestra che conduce alle Ducali delizie di Sassuolo. In fine si avverte il pubblico che la fabbrica del sale catartico di Modena è l'unica autorizzata a smerciarlo in scatole incartate, legate, munite di 2 differenti sigilli, improntati in ceralacca, uno dei quali rappresenta lo stemma Gentilizio della famiglia Moreali, proprietaria della Fabbrica. Axs [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PROCLAMATION DE M. LE LIEUTENANT GENERAL AU GOUVERNEMENT, CONCERNANT LES TROUBLES ACTUELS DE LA COLONIE, EN DATE DU 12 NOVEMBRE 1790

      Port-au-Prince: Mozard, Nov. 12, 1790.. 4pp. Single folded sheet. One pencil underlining, else fine. Untrimmed. A rare Haitian printing related to an early skirmish which precipitated the beginning of the Haitian Revolution. Philibert-François Rouxel de Blanchelande, French general and governor of Saint-Domingue from the end of 1790 through the revolution, led French Royalist forces against the rebel Haitians. He eventually lost Haiti to the revolutionaries, and eventually met the guillotine in Paris in 1793. Here Rouxel addresses the small revolt led by Vincent Ogé, a wealthy free Haitian who attempted to secure voting rights for free men of color in Haiti. Rouxel refused to allow Ogé's request. As a result, Ogé organized between 250 and 300 free men of color who successfully repelled several detachments of colonial militia in October 1790, before being driven into Spanish-controlled Santo Domingo in November, the month this proclamation was printed. Eventually, Ogé himself was captured, imprisoned, then executed, broken on the wheel in the public square in Cap-Français on February 6, 1791, after which he became a martyr to the cause of Haitian independence. An important piece related to early stirrings of the Haitian Revolution, which blew wide open just a few months later, in April 1791. Only one copy recorded in OCLC, at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. All early printing from the 18th century Caribbean is rare, especially those that mention revolutionaries by name. OCLC 8225195.

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

      Cap-Français, Haiti: de l'Imprimerie royale, 1790.. 8pp. Single folded sheet, unopened. Faint dampstain. Very good. Convened in special session, the municipality of Cap- Français warns the provincial Assembly of the North not to maintain direct or indirect relations with the colonial assembly at Saint-Marc. The episodes constitute a local dust- up where two assemblies with different designs each argue their own position for the common good of the colony. Extraordinarily rare. Not in OCLC.

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        The mirror : A periodical paper, published at Edinburgh in the years 1779, and 1780. In three volumes ... the eighth edition

      London : printed for A. Strahan, and T. Cadell; and W. Creech, at Edinburgh, 1790, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, Eighth EditionVery good copies bound in full contemporary polished tree-lined calf. Decorative gilt tooling to spine with gilt-blocked leather labels. Single line gilt border to front and rear panels. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Marbled endpapers. Internally, pages are particularly clean considering the age of the volumes. Previous owner's inscription, dated 1790, to ffep. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Provenance: From the library of Eric George Hatfield Moody with his bookplate to front pastedown. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1 pages; Physical description: 3v. ; 12mo. Subjects: Great Britain -- Periodicals -- Newspapers -- Early works to 1800. Referenced by: ESTC T069569.

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        Select Viewsin Great Britain, Engraved by S. Middiman. From Pictures and Drawings by the most eminent Artists. With Descriptions. Mit 36 Kupfern auf Tafeln

      London, Published by S. Middiman, um 1790 - HLDr.der Zeit, unpaginiert, Quer. kl. 4° mit- Ornamentalrückenverzierung u. schwarzem Sachschildchen; ursprüngliche, gemusterte Vorsatzpapiere. Einband etwas berieben, abgegriffen u. gelockert. Kopfkapital beschädigt; jetzt teilweise repariert. Besitzerunterschrift auf Titel. Beschreibungsblatt zu Tafel N° 6 teilweise eingerissen. Kupfern u. Text altersgebräunt, stellenweise leicht abgegriffen u. beschmutzt, sonst gutes u. wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance. Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. * Book Language/s: en [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A TREATISE ON THE CULTURE OF THE VINE, exhibiting new and advantageous methods of propagating, cultivating, and training that plant, so as to render it abundantly fruitful. Together with new hints on the formation of vineyards in England.

      York, printed for the author by G. Peacock; sold by G. Nicol; J. Debrett and J. Stockdale; and E. Jeffery, 1790.FIRST EDITION WITH AUTHOR'S CLIPPED SIGNATURE,1790, 4to, 270 x 210 mm, 10¾ x 8¼ inches, 5 plates, 3 folding, the 2 singles being views of a vine and of a vineyard, pages: xvi, (4), 224, complete with half - title, 4 pages of subscribers, and 14 pages of index, 2 folding plates face unnumbered leaves of explanation, bound in modern quarter dark brown calf over brown cloth sides, gilt dividing line, raised bands to spine, gilt lettered red morocco label, new endpapers. Mark of removed bookplate on front pastedown, signature of author pasted on reverse of half - title, 2 small tears and slight browning to fore - edge of 2 subscribers leaves, now neatly repaired with archival tape, large pale stain to lower corner of pages 1 - 7, not affecting text, another smaller and much paler to same corner of pages 49 - 56 and 73 - 80, fore - edge of 1 folding plate very slightly worn, tiny closed edge tear to 2 pages. A very good copy. The treatise is divided into four books: 1, The Vine; 2, The Vinery; 3, Grafting; 4, Vineyards. Gabler, Wine into Words, page 265, G37890. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Treble Almanack for the year 1790 Containing I John Watson Stewart's Almanack, II The English Court Registry, III Wilson's Dublin Directory with a New Correct Plan of the City, [3 volumes in 1]

      , Dublin: Printed by Samuel Watson,, John Exshaw and William Wilson, , 1790 , 139, 131 & 145 pages, folding plan of Dublin at rear, title page for each almanack

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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 as strangely deliver'd by pyrates. Written by himself. 2 vols.

      London, printed for John Stockdale, 1790.. Large 8vo. (20), 389; V, 456, (14)pp adverts. With 2 engr. frontispieces, 2 engr. title-pages with vignette, 1 engr. portrait and 12 engr. plates by Medland after Stothard. Contemp. full tree calf, spine renewed with 2 col. labels, richly gilt, a.e.g. (sign.: Holloway).. First Stockdale edition and first edition illustrated by Stothard. - Ulrich 27. - With 6-page list of subscribers and booksellers in vol. 1. - Engr. exlibris on inner cover. - Edges a bit rubbed. Some occasional spotting resp. browning. Otherwise a nice copy.

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        The Kite Entangled

      Published by J. R. Smith, King Street, Covent Garden, London 1790 - Mezzotint. In excellent condition with the exception of some sunning where a mount was in place. Slight surface soiling in the margins. Small puncture mark in lower right corner. Image size: 20 1/4 x 15 3/4 inches. A charming image of children playing by one of the masters of English genre painting. George Morland was one of the most successful genre painters of his time, creating, during his industrious career, some of England's most cherished paintings. At an early age Morland displayed his artistic genius, he learned to paint at three and exhibited his first work at the Royal Academy at the mere age of ten. He was a prodigious painter, producing more than 4000 paintings during the entirety of his career, and sometimes painting two or three works in a day. His beautiful idealistic scenes were a favorite source of inspiration for contemporary engravers, and as many as 250 separate engravings were done of his paintings during his lifetime. His brother-in-law, William Ward, engraved a great number of his paintings reproducing in print his endearing paintings of English country life. Ward's engravings after Morland are some of the most beautiful prints of the period; they combine fine technical skill and inspired artistic imagination to create enduring images that speak of the taste and beauty of the age. Dawe, G. Morland p. 146.

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        Three copies of The London Gazette, reporting the resolution of the first Nootka Crisis of 1789-1790

      London Gazette 1790 - Three copies of The London Gazette, reporting the resolution of the first Nootka Crisis of 1789-1790, in which Spain seized British ships and sailed them south to New Spain/Mexico. These negotiations led to substantiation of British rights on Vancouver Island, and the eventual border between Oregon and California, along the 42 parallel North, and to British sovereignty (in 1846) then Canadian, in the northern part of the Columbia region (between California and Russian America/Alaska), that is now British Columbia. Number 13259 (November 23-27 1790) reports the speech two both Houses in Parliament by George III, in which he says that suitable reparations have been obtained for the ‘Act of Violence committed at Nootka’, p 709, pp. 8 (709-716), with two red revenue stamps as applied to periodicals. Small folio, London: Edward Johnston. 13251, for November 4 1790, saying that the Convention had been agreed and would be signed on November 27, p 1, London: Edward Johnston. The third issue, 13224 for August 5, pp. 3 (589-591), publishes the Spanish declaration indicating willingness to make restitution for the seizure of British vessels at Nootka Sound. Vancouver was to re-negotiate the settlement in person in 1792 at Nootka Sound; the third issue also printed by Johnston, folio and with revenue stamps. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Veduta dell'Avanzo del Castello. che prendendo una porzione del'Acqua Giulia. etc.

      Rome c. 1790 - Etching with drypoint. Dimensions: 400 by 610mm. (16 by 24 inches). For the "Veduta di Roma", posthumous Rome edition.

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        A TREATISE ON THE CULTURE OF THE VINE, exhibiting new and advantageous methods of propagating, cultivating, and training that plant, so as to render it abundantly fruitful. Together with new hints on the formation of vineyards in England

      York, printed for the author by G. Peacock; sold by G. Nicol; J. Debrett and J. Stockdale; and E. Jeffery, 1790.. FIRST EDITION WITH AUTHOR'S CLIPPED SIGNATURE,1790, 4to, 270 x 210 mm, 10¾ x 8¼ inches, 5 plates, 3 folding, the 2 singles being views of a vine and of a vineyard, pages: xvi, (4), 224, complete with half-title, 4 pages of subscribers, and 14 pages of index, 2 folding plates face unnumbered leaves of explanation, bound in modern quarter dark brown calf over brown cloth sides, gilt dividing line, raised bands to spine, gilt lettered red morocco label, new endpapers. Mark of removed bookplate on front pastedown, signature of author pasted on reverse of half-title, 2 small tears and slight browning to fore-edge of 2 subscribers leaves, now neatly repaired with archival tape, large pale stain to lower corner of pages 1-7, not affecting text, another smaller and much paler to same corner of pages 49-56 and 73-80, fore-edge of 1 folding plate very slightly worn, tiny closed edge tear to 2 pages. A very good copy. The treatise is divided into four books: 1, The Vine; 2, The Vinery; 3, Grafting; 4, Vineyards. Gabler, Wine into Words, page 265, G37890. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Congressman Alexander White, later one of the commissioners who laid out the city of Washington, D.C., writes of the illness of George Washington, the first serious illness of a U.S. President

      "Autograph letter signed ""Alex White,"" one page, 7.5"" x 9.75"", New York, May 13, 1790. Unnamed recipient. White begins: ""My dear Madam, I have hitherto been blessed with a good state of health as have my Family in a greater degree than most Family, in this place. Mrs. White & Sally have both had the Influenza a disorder which few have escaped - but are recovered, and none of the rest have taken it. The President has it, or some similar disorder so as to confine him to his bed - these two days past - I shall not trouble you with news of a Political Nature only observe that our Proceedings are so dilatory that I fear spending the greatest Part of the Summer in this Place... ."" On Monday, May 10, 1790, three days before White's letter, President Washington wrote in his diary: ""A severe illness with which I was seized the 10th. of this Month and which left me in a convalescent state for several weeks after the violence of it had passed; & little inclination to do more than what duty to the public required at my hands occasioned the suspension of this Diary."" On May 12th, William Jackson, the President's personal secretary, sent a letter to Dr. John Jones, a prominent Philadelphia physician, requesting him to secretly attend the President in New York: ""The Doctor's prudence will suggest the propriety of setting out as privately as possible; perhaps it may be well to assign a personal reason for visiting New York, or going into the Country."" However, President Washington's illness was widely known as evidenced by this letter and a letter written on May 16th by Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson to his daughter, Martha Jefferson Randolph: ""On Monday last the President was taken with a peripneumony, of threatening appearance. Yesterday (which was the 5th. day) he was thought by the physicians to be dying. However about 4. oclock in the evening a copious sweat came on, his expectoration, which had been thin and ichorous, began to assume a well digested form, his articulation became distinct, and in the course of two hours it was evident he had gone thro' a favorable crisis. He continues mending to-day, and from total despair we are now in good hopes of him."" Abigail Adams, wife of the Vice President, feared the worst, writing: ""It appears to me that the union of the states and consequently the permanency of the government depend under Providence upon his life. At this early day when neither our finances are arranged nor our government sufficiently cemented to promise duration, his death would ... have... the most disastrous consequences."" Alexander White represented Virginia in the First and Second Congresses, serving from 1789-1793. On May 18, 1795, President George Washington appointed White as one of the three commissioners to lay out the Federal City (Washington, D.C.) and erect the public buildings. White served as a Federal Commissioner of the District of Columbia until the board was abolished in 1802. Dark stain in center and seal tear reinforced on verso, else fine."

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        Copia.Der Plantage Twistrust, gelegen in de Colonie Surinaame .

      [Amsterdam, 1 January 1790]. - Op den Een- En- Dertigsten December Des Jaars Zeventien Honderd Negen- En-Tagtig, Compareerden voor my Dominicus Van Vianen, Notaris, by den Edelen Hove van Holland geadmitteerd, te Amsteldam resideerende: De Heer Dirk Luden, in Qualiteit als Directeur, en De Heeren Pieter Waakhuysen en Cornelis Hoorens Van Heyningen, in Qualiteit als Commissrissen van de Der Plantage Twistrust, gelegen in de Colonie Surinaame; woonende zy Heeren Comparanten binnen deeze Stad, en zynde aan my Notaris bekend. [dropped-head title] Small bifolium printed on the first three of 4 pages. Original share certificate of an 18th century South American coffee farm. Number 73 of a total of 171 shares issued in Twistrust, a coffee plantation of 315 Dutch acres on the right bank of the Guiana. Known to the negro workers as ‘Smetie’, Matappicakreek in the colony of Surinam (Dutch Guyana) the plantation is also sometimes referred to as ‘Landlust-en-Twistrust’, Landlust being a neighbouring plantation to which it was later joined. The united plantation was 500 acres in extent and employed 52 slaves. The plantation belonged to the company Laurens Brandligt & Zoon until its direction was transferred on 21st July 1789 to the Sociëteit der Plantagie Twistrust. The share certificate is signed in manuscript by the notary, the Director, Dirk Luden, and the two named Commissioners. While the certificate does not mention the product, the identification as a coffee plantation is made in A.J. van der Aa, 'Historisch-Geografisch Woordenboek van Suriname', vol.14, pp138-40. See also page 278 of the thesis by J. P. van de Voort, 'De Westindische plantages van 1720 tot 1795: Financiën en handel', Eindhoven, 1973, where details of capitalization and return are given. In excellent fresh condition. An extremely rare document, especially in this state of preservation. SEE ILLUSTRATION [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Indian Watercolor of butterflies

      1790 - Indian School c. 1790-1820 Watercolors on paper Framed size 27 5/8” x 23 1/4”; paper size 14 1/4” x 18 1/4” (professionally framed with a beautiful gold leaf moulding with all archival materials and uv plexiglass)

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        Geography Made Easy: Being an Abridgement of the American Geography.

      Boston: Isaiah Thomas & Ebenezer T. Andrews, 1790. - 8vo., (6 7/8 x 4 ¼ inches). Fine folding engraved "Map of the United States of America" (a bit spotted); frontispiece double-hemisphere map of the world; 6 full-page engraved maps. 19th-century half tan calf, marbled boards, the spine in six compartments with five raised bands, red morocco gilt lettering piece in one (front cover detached). Second edition, first published in 1784. This is the PREFERRED second edition of the first American school geography, and the first American book to describe the West by the "FATHER OF AMERICAN GEOGRAPHY." Complete with all maps, including the very important folding map of the United States, by Amos Doolittle, which was one of the first national maps published in the United States immediately following the Treaty of Paris. "Morse was born in Woodstock, Connecticut on August 23, 1761. He attended Yale College and on his graduation in 1783, he decided to enter the ministry. He remained in New Haven for two more years studying theology, and to support himself he wrote a school textbook on geography. It was entitled 'Geography Made Easy.' It was first published in 1784 with the subtitle 'Being a short but comprehensive system of that very useful and agreeable science.' It proved immensely popular. It was aimed at an American audience; it was decidedly patriotic both in its praise of the United States and persuasive in its argument that a distinctly American geography should be written and read. There were few competitors; it was one of the first national textbooks produced in the new Republic written by a native-born which sought to both describe and praise the new country. It was the first geography book written and printed in the United States. "The bulk of the entry on the United States is taken up with separate sections devoted to each state. Each state is given detailed description including situation and extent, boundaries, population of counties according to 1810 census, the face (physical geography) of the country, bays, lakes and rivers, soil and productions, minerals and fossils, manufactures and commerce, education, cities and towns. Some mention is also made of Indians" (Short, pp. 30-31, 33). Howes M-842. John Rennie Short, "A New Mode of Thinking: Creating a National Geography in the Early Republic" in "Surveying the Record: North American Scientific Exploration to 1930, Volume 231." For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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..

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        Beiträge zu der Insekten-Geschichte.

      - Frankfurt, Varrentrapp & Wenner, 1790-1793. 3 parts (bound in 1 volume). Small-4to (205 x 170mm). pp. (8), 280, with 18 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary blind boards. A rare and beautifully produced work. Ludwig Gottlieb Scriba (1736-1804) was a German clergyman-naturalist, a phenomenon so charcteristic of the age of Enlightenment. With exception of one, the plates depict caterpillars, butterflies and beetles. A fine copy with excellent colouring of the plates.Provenance: Bookplates of R. Friedländer & Sohn and Lionel George Higgens.Horn & Schenkling 19978; Nissen ZBI, 3788. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Veduta del Tempio di Bacco.

      Rome c. 1790 - Etching with drypoint. Dimensions: 400 by 610mm. (16 by 24 inches). For the "Veduta di Roma", posthumous Rome edition.

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        Essays On The Nature And Principles Of Taste

      J .J. G. And G. Robinson & Bell And Bradfute, Edinburgh & London 1790 - Contemporary full calf, leather, rubbed and bumped at the spine and corners. internally clean and fresh, early previous owners inscription and contemporary cutting, very occasional spotting, but overall the pages are exceptionally clean and bright, xiiipp, 415pp. Alison introduces one of the earliest psychological discussions on aesthetics and the nature of beauty. He examines the effects produced on the mind when a variety of emotions are experienced, such as sight, sounds, colours and forms along with fear and distress, in the realms of music, art, poetry and literature. A sound, tidy, first edition copy of this scarce book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board His Majesty's Ship Bounty;

      London: George Nicol,, 1790. and the Subsequent Voyage of Part of the Crew, in the Ship's Boat, From Tofoa, one of the Friendly Islands, To Timor, a Dutch Settlement in the East Indies. Quarto (288 × 231 mm). Recent lightly sprinkled half calf, old boards, to style, red morocco label, single gilt rules enclosing the bands and to the spine and corner edges. With the folding engraved plan "A Copy of the Draught from which the Bounty's Launch was built" by Mackenzie, and 3 engraved charts by J. Walker after W. Harrison, two of them folding. The folding plates are somewhat creased from old misfolds, and have some minor splitting and chipping,the "Draught" with a small scraped puncture, some off-setting from the plates as usual, light browning and some marginal finger-soiling, some later red-pencilled marginal relating to the distance from Tofoa to Timor, overall a very good copy. First edition of Bligh's personal account of "one of the most remarkable incidents in the whole of maritime history", published two years before his full official version of the voyage and the mutiny in an effort to influence opinion in his favour, absolving him "from any blame that might be levelled against him because of the incident" (Hill). The story of Fletcher Christian's mutinous commandeering of the Bounty, and the setting adrift of Bligh and his 18 loyal crewmen on a 23-foot launch is a tale known to all, but "what is not so well known is that in the course of this hazardous journey Bligh took the opportunity to chart and name parts of the unknown north-east coast of New Holland as he passed along it - an extraordinary feat of seamanship" (Wantrup). Despite the film-fuelled condescension of posterity, it should be remembered that Bligh's skill as a navigator, perhaps second only to Cook of his time, and his courage as a seaman, ensured his continued employment by the Admiralty, led to his election to the Royal Society, and to his appointment as governor of New South Wales.

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        Das Buch vom Aberglauben. [Erster] und Zweyter Theil [von 3]. Erstausg.

      (1) Leipzig, im Schwickertschen Verlage, (2) Hannover, bey Christian Ritscher, 1790, 1793.. 3 Bll., 359 S., 1 Bl., mit Titelholzschnitt u. 18 Textholzschnitten / 1 Bl., VI, 306 S., mit Titel u. 1 Textholzschnitt, 8° u. Kl.-8°, Unterschiedliche Pappbände d. Zt.. Hayn-Gotendorf I, 489; Ackermann I/408: "Mit dem 2 Bande sehr selten", der fast immer fehlende 3. Bd. wird bei beiden nicht erwähnt. Anscheinend waren die Nachfolgebände auch nicht von Anfang an geplant. - U.a. über: Vom Teufel; Von Gespenstern; Vom Kobold; Von feurigen Kugeln; Von fliegenden Drachen; Von Blut- u. Schwefelregen; Von den Hexen oder Hexenmeistern; Von der Wünschelrute; Vom Magnetismus; Vom Wahrsagen; Von dem Karteschlagen; Vom Geistercitiren / Von der Magie; Von Wechselkindern u. den Unterirdischen; Ritter St. Georg u. den Lindwurm; Vom Baugeist; Von Quacksalbern u. Wundärzten; Von Riesen Zwergen u. Amazonen; Aberglaube bei Trauungen usw usf. - Einbände bestossen u. berieben, wobei Bd.2 zusätzlich Feuchtigkeitsränder u. Fehlstellen im Bezugspapier hat u. in höchstens befriedigendem Zustand ist; beide auf Vorsatz u. Titel gestempelt, Bd.2 zusätzlich mit Besitzerstempel von Heinrich Tränker* (nur dieser Band stammt aus seiner Sammlung); Bd.1 unbeschnitten; bei Bd.2 der Titel im Bund angerissen u. die ersten vier Blatt leicht fleckig; beide gering gebräunt, sonst aber gut erhalten (*H. Tränker alias Br. Recnartus, 1880-1956, (antiquarischer) Buchhändler u. engagierter Okkultist: Sekretär in der I.T.V.; Mitglied im OTO; Gründer versch. rosenkreuzerischer u. pansophischer Gruppierungen, woraus tlw. die Fraternitas Saturni hervorging; zunächst fasziniert von Aleister Crowley, vom dem er sich dann scharf entzweite).

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        Das Buch vom Aberglauben, Mißbrauch, und falschen Wahn. Ein nöthiger Beytrag zum Unterricht- Noth- und Hülfsbüchlein.

      Oberdeutschland (d. i. Weissenburg in Franken), Im Verlag des Unterricht- Noth- und Hülfsbüchlein, 1790.. 8°. Mit gest. Frontispiz sowie Titel in Rot u. Schwarz m. großer gest. Vignette. 1 Bl., 383 S. - Angeb. - [Lechleitner, Thomas]. Kurzer Begriff einer ökonomisch-medizinischen Pastoral, sowohl für Geistliche auf dem Lande, wo keine Aerzte sind, als auch für den Landmann, wie er seine Hauswirthschaft führen, sich gesund erhalten, und vielen Krankheiten an Mensch und Vieh vorbeugen, und denselben abhelfen solle. Augsburg, Matthäus Riegers Söhne, 1791. Mit kl. Holzschn.-Titelvignette. 8 Bll., 272 S., Ppbd. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückenschild u. dreiseitigem Rotschnitt.. Erstausgaben. - Ad 1) Es erschienen bis 1794 noch zwei weitere Bände. - Über den Teufel, Gespenster, Nachtwandler, Mondsüchtige, Träume, dreibeinige Hasen, Hexen, Zauberer, Wehrwölfe, Wahrsager, Marktschreier, Wunderdoktoren, Amulette, Kalenderaberglauben usw. - Ad 2) Über verschiedene Erdarten, Dünger, Wiesenbau, Viehzucht, Speis und Trank, Bewegung, Schlaf, Rezepte und Hausapotheke, Vieharzneien usw. - Einband gering berieben, bestoßen bzw. fleckig. Schwach gebräunt. - Ad 1) Holzmann/B. I, 8280; Graesse, BMP 2; Ackermann I, 408 u. II, 818; Hayn/G. I, 489. - Ad 2) Holzmann/B. I, 4350.

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        Das Buch vom Aberglauben, Mißbrauch, und falschen Wahn. Ein nöthiger Beytrag zum Unterricht- Noth- und Hülfsbüchlein.,

      Oberdeutschland (d. i. Weissenburg in Franken), Im Verlag des Unterricht- Noth- und Hülfsbüchlein, 1790. - Erstausgaben. - Ad 1) Es erschienen bis 1794 noch zwei weitere Bände. - Über den Teufel, Gespenster, Nachtwandler, Mondsüchtige, Träume, dreibeinige Hasen, Hexen, Zauberer, Wehrwölfe, Wahrsager, Marktschreier, Wunderdoktoren, Amulette, Kalenderaberglauben usw. - Ad 2) Über verschiedene Erdarten, Dünger, Wiesenbau, Viehzucht, Speis und Trank, Bewegung, Schlaf, Rezepte und Hausapotheke, Vieharzneien usw. - Einband gering berieben, bestoßen bzw. fleckig. Schwach gebräunt. - Ad 1) Holzmann/B. I, 8280; Graesse, BMP 2; Ackermann I, 408 u. II, 818; Hayn/G. I, 489. - Ad 2) Holzmann/B. I, 4350. Sprache: ge Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 8°. Mit gest. Frontispiz sowie Titel in Rot u. Schwarz m. großer gest. Vignette. 1 Bl., 383 S. - Angeb. - [Lechleitner, Thomas]. Kurzer Begriff einer ökonomisch-medizinischen Pastoral, sowohl für Geistliche auf dem Lande, wo keine Aerzte sind, als auch für den Landmann, wie er seine Hauswirthschaft führen, sich gesund erhalten, und vielen Krankheiten an Mensch und Vieh vorbeugen, und denselben abhelfen solle. Augsburg, Matthäus Riegers Söhne, 1791. Mit kl. Holzschn.-Titelvignette. 8 Bll., 272 S., Ppbd. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückenschild u. dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kunst nach vernünftigen Grundsätzen Wein zu verfertigen. Aus dem Italienischen übersetzt mit Zusätzen von Samuel Hahnemann. Leipzig, J. A. Barth 1790. 8°. 1 Bl., IV, 278 S., mit 1 (mehrf. gefalt.) Kupfertafel u. 1 gefalt. Tabelle, Ppd. d. Zt.

      . . Schoene 10989 - Tischner, Homöopathie S. 361 (Nr. 148) - vgl. Poggendorff I, 709 f. (G. V. M. Fabbroni).- Erste deutsche Ausgabe, selten.- Bahnbrechend sind Hahnemanns Versuche zur Feststellung von Weinverfälschungen. Die Übertragung der Schrift von A. Fabbroni nutzte er, seine Kenntnisse zu Anbau und Pflege der Weinstöcke wie zur Herstellung von Wein zu publizieren bis hin zu den häufig vorkommenden Verfälschungen von Geschmack und Farbe. Hahnemann führt hier im Anhang Möglichkeiten an, Weinverfälschungen aufzuspüren. (Siehe ausf.: R. Ludewig u. S. Seufert "Hahnemann und das Gift im Wein").- Auf dem Titel wird Adam Fabbroni als Autor genannt, der richtige Verfasser ist Giovanni Valentino Mattia Fabbroni.- Gebräunt u. vereinzelt braunfleckig, Ebd. berieben, Rückdeckel mit Braunfleck.# First German edition, rare.- Groundbreaking treatise on the identification of adulterated wine.

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        VIAGE A CONSTANTINOPLA EN EL AÑO DE 1784.

      Imp. Real. Madrid, 1790 - . 29 cm. 8 hojas, 360-XXXIII pág. Ilustrado con un mapa a doble pág. (con el derrotero de la Escuadra desde Cartagena hasta Constantinopla), 24 lám. (la última con un mapa de las Islas de Malta, Gozo y Cumin), un grabado en la portada y otro en el colofón. Enc. de época en plena piel, nervios, tejuelo, cortes pintados, rozaduras en ambos planos. Antigua mancha de humedad en el margen superior de pocas hojas. * Primera edición. Relata la expedición naval española a Constantinoble en 1784. Moreno se basó en los manuscritos de Don Gabriel de Aristizabal, comandante de la misión. Además, contiene una relación del viaje a Chipre. Palau 181861: "Un ejemplo del poco aprecio de ciertos libros durante un largo tiempo. Hoy es difficil encontrar ejemplar". Oriente medio. Literatura de viajes. Navegación. Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ANNALI DI CHIMICA OVVERO RACCOLTA DI MEMORIE SULLE SCIENZE, ARTI E MANIFATTURE AD ESSA RELATIVE DI L. BRUGNATELLI TOMO I - XII

      PAVIA : DALLA STAMPERIA DEL R. I. MONAST. DI S. SALVATORE, 1790 94. In 8. Dim. 21,5x13,5 cm. Pp. XV+296, 356, 280, (4)+309, 300, 315, 307+(1), 299+(1), 336, (8)+304, 187+(1)+120, 288. Peso Kg. 3,800. Celebre opera del 1790-94 di Luigi Valentino Brugnatelli (1761-1818) farmacista e inventore italiano. Laureatosi nel 1784 in medicina con una tesi sull'analisi chimica dei succhi gastrici (fu allievo tra l'altro di Lazzaro Spallanzani), esercitò per qualche tempo la professione medica senza però trascurare i suoi interessi per la chimica esortato dal suo maestro Giovanni Scopoli, con saltuaria attività di insegnamento nell'ateneo pavese in cui divenne titolare della cattedra di chimica nel 1796 (nel 1813 ne divenne rettore). Amico personale di Alessandro Volta, lo accompagnò a Parigi nel 1801 per illustrare l'invenzione della pila. Imprenditore editoriale, Brugnatelli ebbe un ruolo molto importante nello stimolare le pubblicazioni scientifiche in Italia contribuendo a diffondere conoscenze avanzate di chimica, fisica e scienze naturali. Gli "Annali di chimica" vennero pubblicati in 22 volumi dal 1790-1805, siamo in possesso dei primi 12 tomi pubblicati dal 1790 al 1794. Il primo tomo è stampato nella "Stamperia del R. I. Monastero di D. Salvatore", il quarto a Pavia Stamperia Bolzani, mentre gli altri a Pavia, Pietro Galeazzi. L'opera contiene centinaia di saggi di numerosi scienziati dell'epoca anche di notevole fama: Alessandro Volta (Descrizione dell'eudiometro ad aria infiammabile, Ricerche fisico chimiche sulle acque di alcuni pozzi e Fontane della città di Verona, Della uniforme dilatazione dell'aria per ogni grado di calore, Nuova memoria sull'elettricità animale), Bassiano Carminati, Brugnatelli (Riflessioni sopra l'acido marino ossigenato, Nuova maniera di conservare e concentrare l'acido citrico, Prospetti di nuovi elementi di chimica, Conghietture sul calor perenne delle acque tiepide, Prospetto di riforma alla nuova nomenclatura chimica proposta dai sigg. Morveau Lavoisier Berthollet e Fourcroy, Memoria sopra ilm calorico, Vocabolario della nomenclatura chimica nuova riformata, Breve notizia di un viaggiatore sulle incrostazioni silicee termali d'Italia e specialemnte di quelle dei Campi Flegrei nel Regno di Napoli), Berthollet (Elementi dell'arte tintoria), Spallanzani (Lettera al Sig. Touvenel sopra l'elettricità organica e minerale), Polidori (Dissertazione sul terremoto), Carlo Barletti (Della percossa dell'acciarino nelll'aria rarefatta) ecc... All'interno sono presenti sette planches qualcuna ripiegata che riproducono strumenti d'epoca e due tabelle ripiegate. Opera completa di tutte le pagine. Timbro al frontespizio. Copertina morbida coeva. In barbe. Non comune, alto valore. Copertina morbida coeva con etichetta manoscritta al dorso in buone condizioni generali con lievi usure ai margini e dorso. Parti mancanti al tomo I e II. Legatura in discrete condizioni con qualche rottura. All'interno le pagine si presentano in buone condizioni con fioriture e mende. Alcune lievi gore d'umidità marginali: al margine di piegatura del I tomo, 2 tomo alle prime 160 pagine, tomo IV, tomo VIII da pag. 199 alla fine. Segno di tarlo al margine destro del tomo III da pag. 181 alla fine senza perdita di testo e nel tomo VI da pag. 285 alla fine con perdita di qualche lettera. Alcune piegature agli angoli del tomo I e II. Parte mancante alla planche del tomo I inficiante la parte incisa. Famous work of 1790-94 by Luigi Valentino Brugnatelli (1761-1818) italian pharmaceutical and inventor. He got a degree in 1784 in medicine with a thesis about chemical analysis of gastic juices (he was students of Lazzaro Spallanzani), he was a physician for a period following cultivating his interests for chemistry esortated by his master Giovanni Scopoli, sometimes teaching in Padoa University of which became ordinary teacher in 1796. Personal friend of Alessandro Volta, he accompained him in Paris in 1801 to show pile invention. Editorial manager, Brugnatelli had an important role in publishing scientiphic litterature in Italy contributing to spread advanced knowledges of chemistry, physics and natural history. His "Annals of chemistry" were published in 22 volumes from 1790-1805, we have 12 tomes published from 1790 until 1794. The first tome is published in "Stamperia del R. I. Monastero di D. Salvatore", the fourth in Pavia Stamperia Bolzani, the others in Pavia, Pietro Galeazzi. the work conatins hundreds of essays of scientiphic issue of scientists of huge improtance: Alessandro Volta (Descrizione dell'eudiometro ad aria infiammabile, Ricerche fisico chimiche sulle acque di alcuni pozzi e Fontane della città di Verona, Della uniforme dilatazione dell'aria per ogni grado di calore, Nuova memoria sull'elettricità animale), Bassiano Carminati, Brugnatelli (Riflessioni sopra l'acido marino ossigenato, Nuova maniera di conservare e concentrare l'acido citrico, Prospetti di nuovi elementi di chimica, Conghietture sul calor perenne delle acque tiepide, Prospetto di riforma alla nuova nomenclatura chimica proposta dai sigg. Morveau Lavoisier Berthollet e Fourcroy, Memoria sopra ilm calorico, Vocabolario della nomenclatura chimica nuova riformata, Breve notizia di un viaggiatore sulle incrostazioni silicee termali d'Italia e specialemnte di quelle dei Campi Flegrei nel Regno di Napoli), Berthollet (Elementi dell'arte tintoria), Spallanzani (Lettera al Sig. Touvenel sopra l'elettricità organica e minerale), Polidori (Dissertazione sul terremoto), Carlo Barletti (Della percossa dell'acciarino nelll'aria rarefatta) ecc... Isndie there are seven out of the text planches reproducing instruments of that time and two folded charts. Stamp in the title page. Soft coeval cover. Uncut copy. Work complete of all pages. Not common copy, high value. Soft coeval cover with manuscripted label in the spine in good general conditions slightly worn in the edges and spineMissing parts in tome I and II. Binding in fair conditions with cracks. Inside pages are in good conditions with foxings and usage signs. Slight humidity stains in the edges: in the folding edge of I tomo, 2 tomo in the first 160 pages, tome IV, tome VIII from pag. 199 until the end. Worming in the right edge of the tome III from pag. 181 until the end with no loss of text and in tome VI from pag. 285 until the end with loss of some letter. Some foldings in the corners of tome I and II. Missing part in planche of tome I ruining the negraved part.

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        Plan de Berlin. Plan de Berlin. Capitale de l'Electorat de Brandebourg.

      . Kupferstich v. G. Tischbein n. Therbu, um 1790, 35,5 x 23 (H). Schulz, Nr. 104. - Seltener Stadtplan. Unter dem Plan Erklärungen in franz. Sprache.

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        OEUVRES Nouvelle édition, augmentée de plusieurs pièces relatives à l’Auteur, mise pour la première fois par ordre des matières, et plus correcte que toutes les précédentes.

      Paris, chez F. Bastien et J. Servière, 1790-1792. In-16 gr. (mm. 195x120), 8 voll., p. pelle coeva, ricca decoraz. e tit. oro su due tasselli al dorso (due cuffie restur.), con un ritratto dell?'A. inc. in rame al I vol. L?'opera è così composta: - Vol. I. ?"Différens éloges ou pièces relatives à Fontenelle, tant en vers qu?'en prose - Les Dialogues des morts?", pp. X,477. - Vol. II. ?"Entretiens sur la pluralité des mondes et lettre écrite sur sujet de cet ouvrage - Théorie des tourbillons cartésien - Histoire des oracles?", pp. 463, con 1 bella tav. inc. in rame f.t., più volte ripieg., che raffig. la terra e i pianeti del nostro sistema solare. - Vol. III. ?"L?'Histoire du théatre françois. Vie de Corneille. Sur la poésie en général. Tragédies (6): Psyché, Bellerophon, Thetis et Pelée, Enée et Lavinie, Brutus, Idalie?", pp. 593 - Vol. IV. ?"Préface générale des (8) comédies contenues dans ce volume: Magate, Le Tyran, Abdolonyme, Le Testament, Henriette, Lysianasse, La Comète, Pygmalion?", pp. (6),472 - Vol. V. ?"Eglogues. Poésies pastorales. Lettres. Poésies diverses. Discours. Fragmens, etc.?", pp. (4),456 - Vol. VI. ?"Préface de l?'histoire de l?'Académie des Sciences, depuis 1666 jusqu?'en 1699. Discours prononcés par Fontenelle à l?'Académie.. - (32) Eloges (de Viviani, Tuillier, Bernoully, Duhamel, Vauban, Lemery, Mallebranche, Leibnitz, etc.)?", pp. VII,515 - Vol. VII. ?"(40) Eloges (de la Hire, la Faye, d?'Argenson, Newton, Saurin, Boerhaave, du Fay, Perrault, etc.)?", pp. 550 - Vol. VIII. ?"Histoire du Romieu de Provence. Doutes sur le système physique des causes occasionnelles. Lettres galantes et particulières?", pp. 449. Cfr. Brunet,II,1332: ?"Bonne édition?". Nel ns. esempl. 4 voll. con lievi uniformi arross. o qualche fiorit. interc. nel t., i restanti ben conservati. "Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle (1657-1757), nipote di Corneille di cui scrisse la vita (1742), è autore di pastorali e liriche varie, tragedie e melodrammi. Nella sua lunghissima vita riuscì ottimo prosatore in opere cui oggi rimane affidata la sua fama, quali i ?"Dialogues des morts?" e gli ?"Entretiens sur la pluralité des mondes?", l?'opera sua più celebre in cui finge di spiegare a una dama, per i viali d?'un parco, sotto il cielo stellato, le nuove scoperte astronomiche. Il Fontenelle trattò questioni letterarie, morali, storiche e scientifiche". Così Diz. Treccani,IV, p. 858.

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        DELLA ISTORIA VINIZIANA Libri dodici, ora per la prima volta secondo l'originale pubblicati.

      Vinegia, per Antonio Zatta, 1790. In-4 p. (mm. 322x232), 2 voll., cartonato ottocentesco, tit. ms. al dorso, pp. XLIII,309 (mal numer., in effetti 317), 1 c.b.; 356; in antiporta bel ritratto del Bembo, disegnato da A. Pasetti (da un dipinto di Tiziano) ed inc. in rame da F. Bartolozzi. Cfr. Morazzoni, p. 215 - Cicogna,570: "la storia del Bembo.. ha bellezza di lingua e di stile.." - Gamba,131: "In questa moderna, nobile ed accuratissima ristampa (la I ediz. è del 1552), dovuta all'ab. Iacopo Morelli, il testo è ridotto per la prima volta alla sua integrità sopra un manoscritto di pugno del Bembo che serbasi nella Marciana.. Eruditissima è la Prefazione dell'editore, a cui piacque nel dettato imitare lo stile del Cardinale". Dedica ms. al risg.; il ritratto ben restaur. al marg. bianco inf. per manc. (cm. 4); tracce d'uso al frontesp. del 1° vol. e solo su alc. carte, altrim. fresco esemplare con barbe, su carta distinta, ben conservato.

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        Forms of Writings Used in Scotland, in the Most Common Cases; with the Principles of the Law Connected Therewith. And a Table of Stamp Duties

      Elphingston Balfour, Edinburgh 1790 - Third and final edition with additions and a few more observations on the law of book first published in 1784. Title continues - ' as also the form of summary application to judges in a variety of cases; with observations on the form of proceedings before inferior courts. To which is added, A Table Of Fees in a manner so plain and simple, as not to require any previous practice in the law'. A previous owners neat signature to title page. Half leather with multi-colured card covers. Brown leather is well scuffed. Gilt lettering in maroon panel to spine. Inside front hinge weakened. Very slight foxing to a few pages. Internally in very good condition for it's age. Wrapped in tissue, bubble wrap and inserted into jiffy bag. Posted daily from UK, first class within UK and airmail world-wide. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Theory of Moral Sentiments

      London: for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell in the Strand; and W. Creech, and J. Bell & Co. at Edinburgh,, 1790. or, An Essay Towards an Analysis of the Principles by which Men Naturally Judge Concerning the Conduct and Character, first of their Neighbours, and afterwards of themselves. To Which is Added, A Dissertation on the Origin of Languages. The Sixth Edition, with considerable additions and corrections. In two Volumes. 2 volumes, octavo (208 × 124 mm). Contemporary tan sprinkled calf, flat spines gilt ruled in compartments, red morocco labels, sprinkled edges. Extremities very lightly rubbed. Endpapers lightly browned around the edges from the leather turn ins, just affecting the first and last leaves of text, and a little spotted. Manuscript pencil note to the front free endpaper of volume one; a superb copy. Sixth and last lifetime edition, substantially revised and enlarged by the author, and a very handsomely bound set of Adam Smith's first book, the work that established his reputation as a philosopher both in London and on the Continent. "One of Adam Smith's major claims to fame, in some ways his greatest, is his development of a unified concept of an economic system with mutually interdependent parts. His development of this came well before the Wealth of Nations; it is in the Theory of Moral Sentiments of 1759 and the Lectures of 1762-3" (D. P. O'Brien, The Classical Economists, 1975, p. 29). This important edition of the Theory, which appeared a few months before Smith's death, evinces a number of broad developments in his later thought, as well as his last views on many specific points. Smith at least in part made extensive revisions so that he might bequeath a refreshment of copyright to his publisher, in which he was successful. See the editors' introduction to the Glasgow edition (Oxford, 1976), pp. 15?"20; Ross, Life, pp. 381?"5, 391?"5, and Richard Sher's account of the early editions of Adam Smith's books in Britain and Ireland in Tribe (ed.), A critical Bibliography of Adam Smith.

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        Cocoa Nut Tree, c. 1790-1814

      0 - This watercolor on paper is from a collection of watercolors and drawings that depicts the natural history (flora and fauna) of Guiana, dating to the early 19th century. The collection appears to pre-date the expeditions of Sir Robert Hermann Schomburgk, a German-born explorer for Great Britain who executed geographical, ethnological and botanical studies in various parts of the world in the 1830s and 40s. He traveled to South America, the West Indies, the Dominican Republic and Thailand. Fragments of a manuscript text accompanied these unsigned works of art, suggesting an English author with Guyanese subject matter. Important to note, the colonies of Berbice and the United Colony of Demerara and Essquibo were ceded to Britain in 1814, and unified as British Guiana in 1831. 10 x 8 in

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