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        Liste du Théâtre français et du Théâtre italien

      1790 - - s.d. (circa 1790), 16,20,1cm, 3 pages sur un double feuillet. - Liste de 38 pièces (15 pièces jouées au Théâtre-Français et 23 à la Comédie-Italienne), rédigée sans doute par un secrétaire du Marquis. Annotations, ratures, biffures et corrections de la main du Marquis de Sade. Cette liste correspond à des pièces de théâtre jouées de 1783 à 1785 au Théâtre français (actuel Théâtre de l'Odéon) et au Théâtre italien (connu de nos jours sous le nom d'Opéra-Comique ou Salle Favart). Le Marquis avait pour habitude de se faire envoyer chaque année l'Almanach des spectacles afin de se tenir informé des actualités de la scène parisienne. Ainsi dans une lettre de décembre 1784 à sa femme Renée-Pélagie, il demande : « Liste d'objets dont j'ai besoin. [.] Deux almanachs [.] des spectacles. Les comédies ou tragédies nouvelles de l'année, de l'un et l'autre spectacles. J'en ai d'autant plus besoin cette année, que j'ai prodigieusement travaillé dans l'un et l'autre genre et que je ne puis me passer de ce qui paraît, pour m'instruire et vérifier. ». Toutes les pièces listées dans cet inventaire apparaissent dans les almanachs théâtraux reproduits par Sylvie Dangeville dans son ouvrage Le Théâtre change et représente (Honoré Champion, Paris, 1999). Soucieux de garder un lien avec le monde extérieur, le Marquis commande énormément d'ouvrages, notamment les brochures des pièces théâtrales fraîchement parues. Ainsi en 1775, dans une lettre à la Veuve Duchesne, célèbre libraire-éditrice parisienne, il demande : « Pour l'intelligence du billet ci-joint, Madame Duchesne est priée de jeter les yeux sur l'Almanach des Spectacles, article pièces nouvelles, et en conséquence elle voudra bien remettre au présent porteur tout ce qui [a] été imprimé à l'un ou l'autre spectacle, savoir du Théâtre français depuis l'Hôtellerie ou le faux ami et du Théâtre italien depuis l'Amitié au village, l'un et l'autre inclusivement, si elles sont imprimées ou exclusivement si elles ne le sont pas, jusqu'à l'époque de la clôture des spectacles. Le porteur n'a qu'un louis ; si les pièces montaient à une somme plus forte, Madame Duchesne enverrait d'abord pour cette somme et ferait dire celle qu'il faudrait envoyer le lendemain pour avoir le total. ». Le « billet » dont il est question en début de missive est très vraisemblablement la liste que nous proposons ; les deux titres auxquels fait référence le Marquis y apparaissent. Rare et précieuse liste répertoriant les ouvrages lus par le Marquis au commencement de son incarcération à La Bastille, point de départ de sa production littéraire prolifique. Provenance : archives de la famille. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] List of 15 French and 23 Italian pieces, probably written by a secretary and annotated on the margin by the Marquis. Provenance: archives of the family. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Correspondance littéraire, philosophique et critique de Grimm et de Diderot, depuis 1753 jusq?en 1790.

      12 Bde. der 16-bändigen Ausgabe (1, 4, 5, 7-16). - Leder stärker berieben, Titelprägungen kaum erkennbar. Ecken teils bestoßen. Bll. teils stockfleckig. Wenige Bll. etwas eselsohrig. In Bd. 1 fehlt das hintere Vorsatzbl. Bd. 4 teils wasserwellig. Bd. 8 fehlen die letzten 2 Bll. Bd. 10 fehlt letztes Bl. Bd. 15 oben etwas wasserrandig.

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        REVOLUTIONS de PARIS dédiées à la Nation et au district des Petits-Augustins, pub. par L. Prudhomme. Second trimestre (17 oct. 1789-9 janvier 1790).

      Paris, 1789-1790, - in-8, pagination multiple, 24 pp. de tables, 5 gravures, veau brun, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Coiffes et coins usés, épid. sur les plats. Très rare spécimen de reliure révolutionnaire. Le dos est orné de caissons où alternent une Bastille entourée de canons et un bonnet phrygien tenu sur un bâton entouré de la devise "Vive la Liberté". Au bas du dos on trouve une pièce de titre où est inscrit "Epoque mémorable 12 juillet 1789" (un peu effacé), date du premier numéro du célèbre journal. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        REVOLUTIONS de PARIS dédiées à la Nation et au district des Petits-Augustins, pub. par L. Prudhomme. Seconde année, troisiéme trimestre (9 janvier 1790-12 avril 179).

      Paris, 1790, - in-8, pagination multiple, 22 pp. de tables, 7 gravures, veau brun, dos à nerfs orné, tr. rouges (rel. de l'époque). Coiffes et coins usés.Très rare spécimen de reliure révolutionnaire. Le dos est orné de caissons où alternent une Bastille entourée de canons et un bonnet phrygien tenu sur un bâton entouré de la devise "Vive la Liberté". Au bas du dos on trouve une pièce de titre où est inscrit "Epoque mémorable 12 juillet 1789" (un peu effacé), date du premier numéro du célèbre journal. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: AT THE SECOND SESSION, BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CITY OF NEW-YORK, ON MONDAY THE FOURTH OF JANUARY, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY. RESOLVED BY THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES...THAT ALL TREATIES MADE...SHALL FROM TIME TO TIME BE PUBLISHED...[caption title]

      [New York]: Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine, 1790. Small folio broadside. Dbd. Small contemporary numerical inscription ("77") in lower margin. Half-inch stain, not affecting text; three inch-long tears at right edge, not affecting text. Very good, untrimmed. "Approved, June the fourteenth, 1790." Congressional printing of a resolution establishing that all treaties made by the United States "from time to time be published and annexed to their code of laws, by the Secretary of State." Evidently the second known copy of a House resolution requiring the publication of all treaties, thus rejecting the possibility of secret treaties. No treaty, except with Indian tribes, was made until Jay's Treaty in 1795. Signed in print by Speaker of the House Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, John Adams, and George Washington. Not in Evans or Bristol. OCLC locates no physical copies; NAIP records one, at the American Antiquarian Society. Rare. NAIP w026611.

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        CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: AT THE SECOND SESSION, BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CITY OF NEW-YORK, ON MONDAY THE FOURTH OF JANUARY, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY. RESOLVED BY THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.THAT ALL TREATIES MADE.SHALL FROM TIME TO TIME BE PUBLISHED.[caption title].

      [New York]: Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine, [1790]. - Small folio broadside. Dbd. Small contemporary numerical inscription ("77") in lower margin. Half-inch stain, not affecting text; three inch- long tears at right edge, not affecting text. Very good, untrimmed. "Approved, June the fourteenth, 1790." Congressional printing of a resolution establishing that all treaties made by the United States "from time to time be published and annexed to their code of laws, by the Secretary of State." Evidently the second known copy of a House resolution requiring the publication of all treaties, thus rejecting the possibility of secret treaties. No treaty, except with Indian tribes, was made until Jay's Treaty in 1795. Signed in print by Speaker of the House Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, John Adams, and George Washington. Not in Evans or Bristol. OCLC locates no physical copies; NAIP records one, at the American Antiquarian Society. Rare. NAIP w026611.

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        China, probably end of 18th century.

      1790 1790 - Wooden panel (59 x 35 cm) with 25 bronze casts of ancient Chinese coins and amulets inserted. A solid piece of wood with small scratches and minor wear, parts of old Chinese label on reverse. Mounted in a later wooden frame. The collection shows examples of old coins and charms in the shape of spades, knives, rings, and two large symbolic figures: a horse and two birds in a tree. China was one of the first countries to use metal coinage and its ancient coin history can be traced back more than two thousand years. The Chinese also produced "coin-like" charms and talismans which were used to suppress evil spirits and to bring "good luck" or "good fortune". During the Zhou Dynasty (1046-256 BC) some of the first forms of money were cast in the shapes of tools, for example as spades, shovels or knives. Thereafter the "round money" appeared and during the Han Dynasty a round shaped coin named "wu zhu" was introduced. It was minted for more than 700 years from 118 BC to 618 AD. This panel contains nine spade-shaped coins or charms which we believe are the earliest examples in the collection. Two pieces have the knife shape. Three large examples of "open charms" are included with illustrations of a dragon, the zodiac and the eight trigrams. In addition there are seven pieces of different kinds of round coins or charms and two pendant charms, all decorated with different characters and symbols. We believe that the panel dates from the latter part of the 18th century and sits firmly in the context of the Emperor Qianlong?s unequalled obsession with Chinese history, art and literature. Reigning from 1735 to 1796, he created and conserved unparalleled collections of all ages and aspects of Chinese culture while honouring Manchu and Confucian traditions. This panel, with a patina consistent with its (likely) date, was probably used as a teaching aid, and reflects the Emperor?s interest in promoting and preserving the glories and utility of the Chinese past. A most unusual and impressive work.

      [Bookseller: Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books (ILAB)]
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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 × 222 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf skilfully rebacked to style, red morocco label, two-line gilt border on sides. With the engraved folding plan "A Copy of the Draught from which the Bounty's Launch was built" by Mackenzie, and 3 engraved folding charts by J. Walker after W. Harrison. Brown discolouration at head of frontispiece, title page and Advertisement (apparently an old wax stain), other light staining and a few ink marks to title, ink blot at pp. 8 and 35 (affecting one word on each), some inked marginalia. A well-margined copy. First edition of Bligh's (1754-1817) personal account of "one of the most remarkable incidents in the whole of maritime history" (Hill), published two years before his full official version of the voyage and the mutiny, in an effort to influence opinion in his favour and absolving him "from any blame that might be levelled against him because of the incident" (ibid.). As he writes in his "Advertisement" : "the manner in which this expedition miscarried, with the subsequent transactions and events, are here related… it appears unnecessary to delay giving as much early information as possible concerning so extraordinary an event". HMS Bounty left Spithead on 23 December 1787 with Bligh as captain, accompanied by a 44-man crew, two botanists, David Nelson and William Brown, and a diarist, James Morrison. The aim was to sail for the Pacific, collect saplings of the breadfruit tree and other plants, and transport these to the West Indies. The intention was to introduce the Pacific plants into the local fauna, allowing them to "become cheap staples for the slaves" (ODNB), and by extension making low-cost, large-scale cotton cultivation in the area possible. Bligh reached Tahiti on 26 October 1788; after more than five months, the Bounty sailed for the West Indies laden with "more than 1,000 young breadfruit plants". On 28 April, after a few weeks at sea, Fletcher Christian, the master's mate, led sections of the crew in a mutiny and commandeered the Bounty, setting Bligh and 18 loyal crewmen adrift in a 23-foot long launch. Despite being given little in terms of navigational tools, Bligh reached Coupang [modern day Kupang, Timor, then a Dutch East India settlement] on 14 June 1789, after a 3,500 mile long voyage. During 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, Australian Rare Books 1788-1900). Despite the film-fuelled condescension of posterity, it should be remembered that Bligh's skill as a navigator, perhaps second only to Cook at the time, and his courage as a seaman, ensured his continued employment by the Admiralty, led to his election to the Royal Society and appointment as governor of New South Wales.

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        Confédération nationale, ou récit exact circonstancie de tout ce qui s'est passe à Paris, le 14 juillet 1790, à la Fédération.

      Garnéry,, Paris 1790 - 238 p. 19 cm. ill., facsimiles, pl., 5 gravure. h.t. -Confédération nationale, ou récit exact circonstancie de tout ce qui s'est passe à Paris, le 14 juillet 1790, à la Fédération. Avec le recueil de toutes les pièces officielles & authentiques relatives des principales Pièces littéraires auxquelles elle a donné lieu, le détail de toutes les circonstances qui ont précède accompagne suivi cette auguste cérémonie. Avec cinq gravures. Ed.Garnéry, l'an second de la Liberté, [1790] - Garnéry, Jean-Baptiste (1764 -1843) Imprimeur-libraire. - Cartonnage papier marbré, dos lisse, pièce de titre orné, reliure moderne. Cinq planches représentant les étendards, médailles gravées par Nicolas-Marie Gatteaux : Champ de Mars, la vue de l'Autel, l'École Militaire.Ruggieri, 624. - Size: In-16° First Edition, First Edition, First Edit. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Liste du Théâtre français et du Théâtre italien

      List of 15 French and 23 Italian pieces, probably written by a secretary and annotated on the margin by the Marquis.Provenance: archives of the family.s.d. (circa 1790) 16,20,1cm 3 pages sur un double feuillet

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        Commedie.Bassano, (Remondini), 1790-1798.

      Bassano, (Remondini) 1790-1798 - Quattro volumi di cm. 19,5, pp. (2) xx, 306 + 1 c.b.; (2) 351 (1); (2) 359 (1); (2) 276. Con bellissimi frontespizi figurati finemente incisi in rame. Splendida legatura del tempo in piena perg. rigida con titoli su doppio tassello e ricche decorazioni in oro al dorso; tagli spruzzati. Esemplare perfetto. Giovanni Gherardo De Rossi (1754-1827) commediografo ed erudito romano, fu anche ministro delle Finanze sotto la Repubblica Romana (1798-90). Le sue 16 commedie, connotate da vivacità e spirito satirico fuori dal comune, gli garantirono indubbia fama. Tomo I: Il secondo giorno di matrimonio; Il cortigiano onesto, ovvero i cambiamenti di un giorno; Il calzolajo inglese in Roma; La famiglia dell'uomo indolente. Tomo II: Le sorelle rivali; L'astratto geloso; Il maestro di cappella; La commedia in villeggiatura. Tomo III: Il podestà di Bisenzio; La prima sera dell'opera; Le conseguenze di una imprudente risoluzione; Il presuntuso. Tomo IV: Le lagrime della vedova; L'officio della posta; Il soverchiatore; La bottega del caffè nel festino. Rara edizione originale. Cfr. Iccu. [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: G. Peacock. 1790 - Printed for the author by G. Peacock, York, 1790. Quarto. (11 1/2 x 9 5/8 inches). iii-xvi, [4], 224pp. 5 engraved plates (3 folding), after Speechly (3), Grimm and Rooke. With two unnumbered descriptive text leaves facing the first two folding plates, as issued. Includes 4pp. list of subscribers at the beginning.  Contemporary tree calf, re-backed to style, spine with gilt bands in six gilt lined compartments, red morocco lettering piece in the second. First edition of the most important English work on the culture of the grape in the 18th century. From 1767 until 1804, Speechly served as the gardener to the Duke of Portland, to whom this work is dedicated. Following his success in 1779 with a treatise on the pineapple, Speechly, with the assistance of his benefactor and Alexander Hunter, published this seminal work on viticulture in quarto format, elegantly printed on fine paper. Within the work, Speechly describes some fifty varieties of grapes: "Of all the numerous sorts of fruits indulgent nature produces for the use of man, that of the grape must be esteemed her noblest gift" (Preface). William Speechly trained as a gardener at Milton Abbey in Dorset, and went on to work at Castle Howard and for the Duke of Portland, at his estate Welbeck Abbey in Nottinghamshire. It was whilst in the Duke's employment he started writing down and publishing his experience in gardening, and in 1776 contributed to Alexander Hunter's edition of Evelyn's "Silva". "The best of them all is that of Speechly a model of the sound, practical, well-written and beautifully printed manual" - Edward Hyams (Grapes Under Cloches). Loose leaf inserted in the previous owner's hand. Condition Report Externally Spine – very good condition – new spine with original label. Joints – very good condition – new. Corners – very good condition – worn. Boards – good condition – worn. Page edges – good condition. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – very good condition. Paste downs –  good condition – previous onwer’s [George Wall] inscription. End papers – good condition – pencil writing to the front paste down. Title – good condition – ink handwriting, adhering to the free end paper. Pages – good condition – lacking half title, ink and pencil marginalia, ink marks, one of the plates (V) is  tightly cropped, Index page repaired at the end. Binding – good condition – solid. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1790 Binding: Hardback [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Observations made on a Tour from Bengal to Persia, in the Years 1786-7. With a Short Account of the Remains of the Celebrated Palace of Persepolis; and other Interesting Events.

      London: T. Cadell. 1790 - Octavo (229 x 140 mm). Uncut in original blue paper boards, rebacked to style at an early date. "Wm Francklin's" added in a contemporary hand to title. Marked overall, extremities worn, fore-edge tears to sigs. K3 and N1, the first touching one letter, the second more extensive but all text intact, short nick to fore edge of K5, sigs. N7-8 charred along bottom edges, small hole to U3 costing a couple of letters either side, the sense still clear, quire X slightly spotted. A very good copy. First London edition of the fullest account of Persian customs then published, "an important book" (Ghani), containing "much valuable and interesting information" (Lowndes). Francklin (1763-1839), the son of classical scholar and dramatist Thomas Francklin, "was admitted as a cadet in the service of the East India Company in 1782 and appointed ensign of the 19th regiment of Bengal native infantry on 31 January 1783" (ODNB), rising to lieutenant-colonel by 1814, during which time he had forged a considerable reputation as an oriental scholar. In 1786 he obtained leave to travel to Persia with the aim of "improving himself in the knowledge of the Persian language, as well as to gain information of the history and manners of the nation" (author's preface), and spent eight months as the guest of a Persian family in Shiraz. Ghani notes that "Francklin's book was read by Byron [and that it is] also important because of the retelling of comments the author had heard about Karim Khan Zand [who ruled Iran 1751–1779] [he also] saw a full cycle of Ta'zie during his stay in Shiraz". On the outward journey he also visited Muscat, where had an audience with Khalfan, the agent of the Imam of Muscat. The Observations was his first book, and was originally published at Calcutta in 1798; that edition is now practically unobtainable, with only the Brooke-Hitching copy traced in commerce. Arcadian Library 11608; Burrell 271; Ghani p. 138; Howgego I E8; Lowndes III p. 833; Wilson p. 74. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Agricultura general : que trata de la labranza del campo y sus particularidades, crianza de animales, propriedades de las plantas que en ella se contienen, y virtudes

      Josef de Urrutia 1790 - Roces, fatigas y pequeñas roturas. Manchas de humedad. Encuadernación original. Texto íntegro. For major safety in your decision of purchase, we send (free of charge) a video demonstration of the conservation status of the book. Pour une plus grande sécurité dans votre décision d'achat, nous envoyons (sur demande et gratuitement) un vidéo de démonstration de l'état de conservation du livre. Para mayor seguridad en su decisión de compra, le enviamos (a solicitud y sin cargo) un video de demostración del estado de conservación del ejemplar. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Voyages Made in the Years 1788 and 1789, from China to the North West Coast of America. To which are prefixed, an introductory narrative of a voyage performed in 1786, from Bengal, in the ship Nootka; observations on the probable existence of a north west passage; and some account of the trade between the north west coast of America and China; and the latter country and Great Britain.

      London: Printed at the Logographic Press; and sold by J. Walter, 1790 - Quarto (283 × 230 mm). Recent quarter calf, red morocco label, marbled boards, yellow edges. 2 maps and 1 folding plate expertly backed with linen, small perforated library stamp to lower outer corner of title page, a little occasional bleed from yellow edges. A good copy, generally clean and fresh. Frontispiece portrait, 10 maps and 17 plates (stipple and soft ground frontispiece portrait by Beechey and two other stipple portraits, one line and the remainder aquatints). First edition, with the extra plate of the Philippines which Streeter notes as missing in most copies. John Meares (?1756–1809) "was sent out in 1786 from Calcutta, by a group of merchants, to enter into the fur trade of the Northwest coast of America. Establishing himself at Nootka Sound he built the first vessel to be launched in northern waters, made important discoveries, and explored the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The discoveries by Meares were part of the basis for the claim of Great Britain to Oregon The Spanish seizure of his ships led to the convention by which the Spanish claims to any northern territory were finally disallowed. This important narrative gives a very full account of the Indian nations of Northwest America, describing their villages, languages, manners, and customs. It also contains a separate account of the voyage of the Iphegenia, commanded by Captain William Douglas " (Hill). "According to the British Museum Catalogue, William Combe assisted Meares in the compilation of the work [and] John Walter, the printer and publisher was the founder of The Times" (Abbey). Abbey, Travel, 594. Cordier, Sinica, III, col. 2103. Cox II, p. 29. Hill I, pp. 195-196. Howes M469. Lust 344. Sabin 47260. Streeter VI, 3491. Taylor p. 197. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

      London: George Nicol, 1790 - Quarto (288 × 222 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf skilfully rebacked to style, red morocco label, two-line gilt border on sides. Brown discolouration at head of frontispiece, title page and Advertisement (apparently an old wax stain), other light staining and a few ink marks to title, ink blot at pp. 8 and 35 (affecting one word on each), some inked marginalia. A well-margined copy. With the engraved folding plan "A Copy of the Draught from which the Bounty's Launch was built" by Mackenzie, and 3 engraved folding charts by J. Walker after W. Harrison. First edition of Bligh's (1754-1817) personal account of "one of the most remarkable incidents in the whole of maritime history" (Hill), published two years before his full official version of the voyage and the mutiny, in an effort to influence opinion in his favour and absolving him "from any blame that might be levelled against him because of the incident" (ibid.). As he writes in his "Advertisement" : "the manner in which this expedition miscarried, with the subsequent transactions and events, are here related it appears unnecessary to delay giving as much early information as possible concerning so extraordinary an event". HMS Bounty left Spithead on 23 December 1787 with Bligh as captain, accompanied by a 44-man crew, two botanists, David Nelson and William Brown, and a diarist, James Morrison. The aim was to sail for the Pacific, collect saplings of the breadfruit tree and other plants, and transport these to the West Indies. The intention was to introduce the Pacific plants into the local fauna, allowing them to "become cheap staples for the slaves" (ODNB), and by extension making low-cost, large-scale cotton cultivation in the area possible. Bligh reached Tahiti on 26 October 1788; after more than five months, the Bounty sailed for the West Indies laden with "more than 1,000 young breadfruit plants". On 28 April, after a few weeks at sea, Fletcher Christian, the master's mate, led sections of the crew in a mutiny and commandeered the Bounty, setting Bligh and 18 loyal crewmen adrift in a 23-foot long launch. Despite being given little in terms of navigational tools, Bligh reached Coupang [modern day Kupang, Timor, then a Dutch East India settlement] on 14 June 1789, after a 3,500 mile long voyage. During 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, Australian Rare Books 1788-1900). Despite the film-fuelled condescension of posterity, it should be remembered that Bligh's skill as a navigator, perhaps second only to Cook at the time, and his courage as a seaman, ensured his continued employment by the Admiralty, led to his election to the Royal Society and appointment as governor of New South Wales. Ferguson 71; Hill 132; Howgego I B107; Kroepelien 87; O'Reilly-Reitman 543; Parks 7; Sabin 5908a; Wantrup 61. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Correspondance littéraire, philosophique et critique de Grimm et de Diderot, depuis 1753 jusq?en 1790.

      12 Bde. der 16-bändigen Ausgabe (1, 4, 5, 7-16). - Leder stärker berieben, Titelprägungen kaum erkennbar. Ecken teils bestoßen. Bll. teils stockfleckig. Wenige Bll. etwas eselsohrig. In Bd. 1 fehlt das hintere Vorsatzbl. Bd. 4 teils wasserwellig. Bd. 8 fehlen die letzten 2 Bll. Bd. 10 fehlt letztes Bl. Bd. 15 oben etwas wasserrandig.

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        Éléments de la morale universelle, ou Catéchisme de la nature.

      de Bure, Paris 1790 - 3 Bl., 208 S. Hldr. d. Zt. mit Rverg. u. 2 farb. Rsch. (Etw. berieb. u. best.). Marmorierter Schnitt.  Exlibris "sans detoux". Innen sauber. Selten. Graesse III, S.316; [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage du jeune anacharsis en Grece, dans le milieu du quatrième siècle avant l'ere vulgaire. 9 volúmenes.

      Chez De Bure, París 1790 - Tamaño 10 x 17 cm. Obra compuesta en francés en 9 volúmenes. El volumen primero contiene un grabado desplegable con un mapa de Grecia + 384 pp. El resto de los volúmenes se componen respectivamente de: 398+390+376+412+379+407+420+308 pp. Buen estado del papel, sin manchas de óxido ni humedad. Encuadernación plena piel de época, ligeramente rozada en planos y lomera. Falta la cofia de la encuadernación en varios volúmenes. Por lo demás, aceptable estado de conservación. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Charles Henri Comte D'Estaing]

      [Paris? ca. 1790?]. Color aquatint on paper, 42.5 x 31 cm.; impression: 33.5 x 25.7 cm. Impression without text. Cf. Thieme-Becker 12: 486. stock#NSPrint006.

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        Correspondance abrégée entre Madame et M.Cérutti sur la noblesse, sur le décret de l'assemblée nationale, et sur les observations de M.Necker, concernant les titres, les noms et les armoiries

      Chez Desenne, Libraire au palais-royal 1790 - Voir photos, bon état général, livre de 1790 très rare, d'autres livres rares dans ma boutique, envoi rapide et soigné [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Recueil de six rapports à l'Assemblée Nationale.

      À Paris, chez Baudouin et Imprimerie Nationale, 1790, - in-8, bradel papier marbré (rel. moderne).Ce recueil contient : – Rapport fait au nom du Comité chargé de l'aliénation des domaines nationaux. 17 pp. – Rapport fait au nom des Comités de rapports, de recherches et de mendicité sur la lettre du Premier Ministre des Finances à l'Assemblée Nationale. Le 12 juin 1790. 4 pp. – Premier Rapport du Comité de mendicité. Exposé des principes généraux qui ont dirigé son travail. 15 pp. – Rapport fait à l'Assemblée Nationale, au nom du Comité, chargé de l'aliénation des domaines nationaux, sur les ventes aux Municipalités, 16 juillet 1790, et décret du même jour, sanctionné par le Roi le 26. 7 pp. – Rapport fait au nom du Comité d'aliénation sur le mode de paiement des domaines nationaux, le 10 septembre 1790. 15 pp. – Discours au nom du Comité de l'imposition sur la contribution foncière. Le 11 octobre 1790. 8 pp.

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        Signed Oath of Office as Chief Justice of the State of New York, 1790

      1790. Signed Oath of Office of an Important New York Jurist, Patriot and Anti-Federalist [Manuscript]. [Yates, Robert (1738-1801)]. [Signed Oath of Office as Chief Justice of the State of New York]. [Albany], October 9, 1790. 18-3/8" x 8-1/4" vellum document, inscribed in neat clerical hand, signed and dated by Yates and twelve other judges and the state attorney general. Light soiling, horizontal fold lines, light edgewear with a few minor chips. $2,500. * Beneath the copy of the Chief Justice's oath, signed and dated by Yates, is the oath of office as a Judge of the Court of New York State, which is signed by ten judges. Beneath that oath is one for Commissioners for taking Affidavits, signed by two officers, and, on the verso, the oath of office of Attorney General of the State of New York, signed by Morgan Lewis. Robert Yates, a Revolutionary patriot and jurist, was admitted to the bar at Albany in 1760. During the Revolution, he represented Albany in four provincial congresses and served on the committee of safety. He was one of three New York representatives to the 1787 Constitutional Convention, but he left the convention with his colleague John Lansing when they felt the delegates were overstepping their mandate to revise the Articles of Confederation, Their withdrawal left Federalist Alexander Hamilton as New York's sole delegate. In 1790, Yates was appointed the Chief Justice of New York, a post memorialized in the present document and which he held until 1798, when he reached the mandatory retirement age of 60. The ten judges who signed below their own oath of office (substantially in the same form as Yates's) feature a number New York State luminaries, including delegates to the Continental Congress, members of the state legislature, and delegates to the New York Constitutional Convention: Samuel Jones, Leonard Gansevoort, Stephen Rensselaer, John Williams, Peter Schuyler, Peter Lefferts, David Gelston, David Pye, Thomas Tillotson and Philip Van Cortlandt.

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        British General John Burgoyne 1790 Document Signed Autograph

      Manuscript 1790 - A scarce draft note with signature British General John Burgoyne signs a draft note, dated 25 October 1790, with instructions to ''.pay to Mr. Henry Phillott on order one Hundred & fifty pounds value received.'' He signs, ''J. Burgoyne''. He is writing from Bath, the location of Phillott's Bear Inn and the note is addressed to Nathaniel Collyer, Esquire, of Leicester Square, London. General Burgoyne is best known to Americans for his surrender at Saratoga during the American Revolution. He died in London two years after the date of this document. The 8'' x 3.25'' draft bears a blindstamped one shilling revenue stamp. Small tears and minor paper loss to edge of document; a very good attractive document with a clear signature. Burgoyne is best known for his role in the American War of Independence. During the Saratoga campaign he surrendered his army of 5,000 men to the American troops on October 17, 1777. Appointed to command a force designated to capture Albany and end the rebellion, Burgoyne advanced from Canada but soon found himself surrounded and outnumbered. He fought two battles at Saratoga, but was forced to open negotiations with Horatio Gates. Although he agreed to a convention, on 17 October 1777, which would allow his troops to return home, this was subsequently revoked and his men were made prisoners. Burgoyne faced criticism when he returned to Britain, and never held another active command. Burgoyne was also an accomplished playwright known for his works such as The Maid of the Oaks and The Heiress, but his plays never reached the fame of his military career. He served as a member of the House of Commons of Parliament for a number of years, sitting for the seats of Midhurst and Preston. He is often referred to as Gentleman Johnny. American War of Independence related signature. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        MARITIME ART / FRENCH NAVAL SHIP: [UNTITLED FINE MANUSCRIPT VIEW OF A 17TH CENTURY FRENCH NAVAL SHIP].

      Manuscript, pen and ink and watercolour on laid paper, with a paper overlay flap (Excellent, slightly toned, a few insignificant closed marginal tears), 37 x 47.5 cm (14.5 x 18.5 inches). - France, [n.d., but circa late 1780s, with alterations 1790 - 1794]. A beautifully drafted manuscript view of a 1660s Century French Royal Navy ship, copied after a famous contemporary engraving, drafted just before the French Revolution, but subsequently modified slightly during the Revolution to accord to new realities. - This exquisitely drafted and exceedingly detailed manuscript showcases a view of a large vessel of the Navire Royal (French Royal Navy) of the 1660s. It clearly depicts and labels every major aspect of the ship, including components of its masts, rigging and flags, all in resplendent watercolour hues.The present manuscript nearly perfectly copies the content and general aspect of the famous engraved view, ‘Description d’un Navire Royal Avec les noms de touttes les pieces Necessaires pour la Construction d'iceluy & leur usage’ that was published within the Jesuit geographer Georges Fournier’s masterly work, Hydrographie contenant la theorie et la pratique de toutes les parties de la navigation (Paris: F.-G. Jollain, 1667), although there is evidence that the engraving was also sold separately. Please see link to the example of the engraving at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. The manuscript copies the original so closely in content that it notes the signature of the engraver, ‘david fecit.’. That being said, the anonymous draftsman of the present manuscript has employed his own artistic style, creating something unique and highly attractive. The 1667 antecedent engraving depicts the kind of new and grand capital ships commissioned in the 1660s by Jean-Baptiste Colbert, Louis XIV’s chief minister. Most of these ships were constructed in Brest under the direction of the master carpenter Laurent Hubac. Interestingly, the present manuscript appears to have been drafted shortly before the French Revolution (1789-99), yet features subtle alterations executed during the Revolution itself. One will notice the overlay flap covering the flag that flies atop the aft mast, the "pavillon de satin". Beneath the overlay is a flag featuring the fleur-de-lis that the Navire Royal used between 1638 and 1790, and which accords to that on the antecedent engraving. However, the overlay flap bears the tricolour flag that was used by the French Navy during the Revolution proper, only from 1790 to 1794. Likewise, it seems that the tricolour flag atop the main (centre) mast, the "Grand pavillon de France", was probably added to cover up a royal flag. It seems that the artist made the present manuscript in the late 1780s, when the Ancien Régime was till very much in power, but felt the need to modify the flags during the Revolution with the overlay flap and the, likely over-painted, flag. Better to change a flag than to be sent to the guillotine! All considered, an unusually attractive and curious work of maritime art.

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        Travels To Discover the Source of the Nile,

      Edinburgh: by J. Ruthven for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, London,, 1790. in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, and 1773. In five volumes. 5 volumes, quarto (315 × 246 mm). Uncut in original marbled boards, sometime rebacked to style retaining the original printed paper spine labels. Engraved vignette title to each volume, arms to dedication, 55 plates mostly of natural history subjects, 3 battle plans each with leaf of explanatory text, 4 leaves of Ethiopian dialects and 3 folding maps on large paper. Sides rubbed, tips slightly bumped and worn, numbering on vol. 1 spine label completed in skilful manuscript facsimile, printer's occasional, light finger-marks to margins, a few small nicks and chips to page-edges as usual in untrimmed books, extremely faint offsetting from a few plates, blind stamp of American writer and collector Winthrop Palmer Boswell (b. 1922) to vol. 1 front free endpaper, light foxing to vol. 2 sigs G, N-O and T and vol. 3 sigs. A-B, vol. 2 sig. 3U marked, vol. 3 sig. Pp2 a cancel, tipped to laid-in stub of cancelland, vol. 5 lacking sig. A4 as issued, the text continuous, mild disruption to paper of lightly foxed second folding map along the plate boundary, the image unaffected. These flaws minor: a superb copy, remarkably crisp and fresh, complete with the half-titles, with several unopened gatherings to the rear of vols. 3 and 4, and rich impressions of the plates. First edition, a superb copy of "one of the great travel accounts of the eighteenth century" (ODNB). James Bruce of Kinnaird (1730-1794) was only the second European to visit the isolated mountain kingdom of Abyssinia since the expulsion of the Jesuits in the 1640s (after French physician Jacques Poncet in 1699), and his fame on his return rivalled that of Captain Cook, recently returned from the Pacific, and on whose Voyage to the Pacific Ocean he consciously modelled his own text. Many of his stories, however, "were regarded as being too fabulous to be true, and he found himself ridiculed by society, especially by Samuel Johnson who had translated the narrative of [17th-century Portuguese Jesuit] Jeronimo Lobo" (Howgego). A sceptical public had to wait sixteen years while William Logan and later Benjamin Latrobe edited Bruce's chaotic notes and journals. "In conformity with 18th-century conventions of travel writing, it is an 'immethodical miscellany', ranging from striking adventure stories, reported dialogues, and Shandean asides boasting of his success with African women, through a pedantic history of ancient Ethiopia (which occupies most of the first two volumes), to vivid sketches of contemporary Abyssinian life, politics, and natural history. It was immensely successful, most of the original edition being sold to retail booksellers within thirty-two hours, and was rapidly translated into French and German" (ODNB). The excellent plates, chiefly bound into the fifth volume, separately titled "Select Specimens of Natural History, collected in Travels to discover the Source of the Nile, in Egypt, Arabia, Abyssinia, and Nubia", are based on the drawings of Bruce and his companion Luigi Balugani, and superbly engraved by Heath.

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        Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile in the Years, 1768,1769,1770,1771,1772, and 1773. [ 4 Volumes Only ]

      Edinburgh: Printed by J. Ruthven, for G. G. J. And J. Robinson, 1790. Volumes, 1,3,4,5, lacking volume 2. Books measure 12 x 9 3/4 inches. Collation, lxxxiii,[1],535pp, viii,759pp, viii,695pp, xiv,230pp, 61 plates, including 3 single page maps & 3 folding maps, plus 4 letterpress leaves of Ethopian dialect inserted between pp.400 and 401 in volume one. Bound in full mottled calf, ornate gilt tooling on spines. Calf rubbed on edges and corners, with some loss, hinge joints cracked, boards still attached. Generally bindings in good condition. Internally previous owners bookplate and name on endpapers, some occasional spotting or browning. Pages and plates in good clean condition. A nice clean part set, in attractive period bindings.. First Edition. Full Period Calf. Quarto.

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        Enveloppe rédigée de la main du Marquis de Sade

      1790. - Paris s.d., 10,5x8,3cm, une enveloppe. - Busta scritto dalla mano di Sade, al Presidente di Montreuil, sua matrigna. cera rosso posteriore sigillando i lati della busta. archivi di famiglia: di provenienza. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Enveloppe rédigée de la main de Sade, à destination de la Présidente de Montreuil, sa belle-mère et pire ennemie. Acharnée à sa perte, c'est pourtant à elle que le Marquis n'aura de cesse de réclamer des secours. Cire rouge au dos scellant les côtés de l'enveloppe. Provenance : archives de la famille.

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        Monumens du culte secret des dames romaines, d'après une suite de pierres gravées sous leur règne; pour servir de suite à la Vie des douze Césars.

      A Rome, de l'imprimerie du Vatican, 1790. - in-8. Frontispice. 1 feuillet. 16 pages. 98 pages. 50 gravures hors-texte. (20,5x13cm). Pleine basane racinée de l'époque. Dos lisse avec pièce de titre de maroquin rouge. Tranches rouges. Reliure frottée. Coins émoussés. Coiffes et extrémités du dos manquantes. Mors abîmés et fendus aux extrémités. Feuillets un peu brunis. Quelques rousseurs et taches. Galerie de vers marginale sur quelques feuillets sans atteinte au texte. Rare édition de ce charmant ouvrage licencieux soi-disant imprimé au Vatican. Il se compose de 50 pièces, chacune accompagnée d'une gravure, composées par l'auteur et agrémentées de citations tirées d'auteurs antiques en français. Hugues d'Hancarville, historien de l'art et des idées, était un archéologue renommé, ami de Wincklemann. Il publia par ailleurs des "Antiquités étrusques, grecques et romaines, tirées du cabinet du chevalier W. Hamilton" (1766). Erotica. Exemplaire solide et en reliure d'époque. Mérite une restauration.

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        La Gerusalemme Liberata

      Guidi, Livorno 1790 - 2 volumi in 8°, legati in pelle, titoli al dorso e fregi in oro, eccellente edizione con stampa nobilmente eseguita in Livorno, tra le edizioni più leggiadre per la vaghezza delle figure, ideate ed incise dal valoroso Gio Lapi. 2 volumes in 8°, leather-bound, titles on the back, gilt ornaments, an excellent edition with a very nice printing executed in Livorno, among the fairest editions for the elegance of the figures, conceived and engraved by Gio’ Lapi. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A history of the late siege of Gibraltar. With a description and account of that Garrison, from the earliest periods. The fourth edition.

      - London, Spilsbury, 1790, in-4, legatura coeva in piena pelle, titolo in oro al dorso pp. XXIV, 356. Con vignetta sul frontespizio, tre mappe e sette vedute; il tutto inciso in rame e ripiegato f.t. Cerniera anteriore indebolita, qualche fioritura o brunitura, una carta con qualche restauro ma, in complesso, buon esemplare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels To Discover the Source of the Nile, in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, and 1773. In five volumes.

      Edinburgh: by J. Ruthven for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, London, 1790 - 5 volumes, quarto (315 × 246 mm). Uncut in original marbled boards, sometime rebacked to style retaining the original printed paper spine labels. Sides rubbed, tips slightly bumped and worn, numbering on vol. 1 spine label completed in skilful manuscript facsimile, printer's occasional, light finger-marks to margins, a few small nicks and chips to page-edges as usual in untrimmed books, extremely faint offsetting from a few plates, blind stamp of American writer and collector Winthrop Palmer Boswell (b. 1922) to vol. 1 front free endpaper, light foxing to vol. 2 sigs G, N-O and T and vol. 3 sigs. A-B, vol. 2 sig. 3U marked, vol. 3 sig. Pp2 a cancel, tipped to laid-in stub of cancelland, vol. 5 lacking sig. A4 as issued, the text continuous, mild disruption to paper of lightly foxed second folding map along the plate boundary, the image unaffected. These flaws minor: a superb copy, remarkably crisp and fresh, complete with the half-titles, with several unopened gatherings to the rear of vols. 3 and 4, and rich impressions of the plates. Engraved vignette title to each volume, arms to dedication, 55 plates mostly of natural history subjects, 3 battle plans each with leaf of explanatory text, 4 leaves of Ethiopian dialects and 3 folding maps on large paper. First edition, a superb copy of "one of the great travel accounts of the eighteenth century" (ODNB). James Bruce of Kinnaird (1730-1794) was only the second European to visit the isolated mountain kingdom of Abyssinia since the expulsion of the Jesuits in the 1640s (after French physician Jacques Poncet in 1699), and his fame on his return rivalled that of Captain Cook, recently returned from the Pacific, and on whose Voyage to the Pacific Ocean he consciously modelled his own text. Many of his stories, however, "were regarded as being too fabulous to be true, and he found himself ridiculed by society, especially by Samuel Johnson who had translated the narrative of [17th-century Portuguese Jesuit] Jeronimo Lobo" (Howgego). A sceptical public had to wait sixteen years while William Logan and later Benjamin Latrobe edited Bruce's chaotic notes and journals. "In conformity with 18th-century conventions of travel writing, it is an 'immethodical miscellany', ranging from striking adventure stories, reported dialogues, and Shandean asides boasting of his success with African women, through a pedantic history of ancient Ethiopia (which occupies most of the first two volumes), to vivid sketches of contemporary Abyssinian life, politics, and natural history. It was immensely successful, most of the original edition being sold to retail booksellers within thirty-two hours, and was rapidly translated into French and German" (ODNB). The excellent plates, chiefly bound into the fifth volume, separately titled "Select Specimens of Natural History, collected in Travels to discover the Source of the Nile, in Egypt, Arabia, Abyssinia, and Nubia", are based on the drawings of Bruce and his companion Luigi Balugani, and superbly engraved by Heath. Arcadian Library 8441; Blackmer 221; Gay 2612; Fumagalli 112; Henze pp. 373-6; Howgego I B171; Ibrahim-Hilmy I p. 91; Macro 600 for the 1804 edition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Signed Oath of Office as Chief Justice of the State of New York, 1790.

      1790. Signed Oath of Office of an Important New York Jurist, Patriot and Anti-Federalist [Manuscript]. [Yates, Robert (1738-1801)]. [Signed Oath of Office as Chief Justice of the State of New York]. [Albany], October 9, 1790. 18-3/8" x 8-1/4" vellum document, inscribed in neat clerical hand, signed and dated by Yates and twelve other judges and the state attorney general. Light soiling, horizontal fold lines, light edgewear with a few minor chips. $2,500. * Beneath the copy of the Chief Justice's oath, signed and dated by Yates, is the oath of office as a Judge of the Court of New York State, which is signed by ten judges. Beneath that oath is one for Commissioners for taking Affidavits, signed by two officers, and, on the verso, the oath of office of Attorney General of the State of New York, signed by Morgan Lewis. Robert Yates, a Revolutionary patriot and jurist, was admitted to the bar at Albany in 1760. During the Revolution, he represented Albany in four provincial congresses and served on the committee of safety. He was one of three New York representatives to the 1787 Constitutional Convention, but he left the convention with his colleague John Lansing when they felt the delegates were overstepping their mandate to revise the Articles of Confederation, Their withdrawal left Federalist Alexander Hamilton as New York's sole delegate. In 1790, Yates was appointed the Chief Justice of New York, a post memorialized in the present document and which he held until 1798, when he reached the mandatory retirement age of 60. The ten judges who signed below their own oath of office (substantially in the same form as Yates's) feature a number New York State luminaries, including delegates to the Continental Congress, members of the state legislature, and delegates to the New York Constitutional Convention: Samuel Jones, Leonard Gansevoort, Stephen Rensselaer, John Williams, Peter Schuyler, Peter Lefferts, David Gelston, David Pye, Thomas Tillotson and Philip Van Cortlandt.

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        Istituzioni di mineralogia con la maggior chiarezza disposte per facilmente imparare a conoscere i fossili dedicate a sua altezza reale D. Ferdinando I.

      Dalla Stamperia Reale (Bodoni), Parma 1790 - In-8 (230x155 mm.), pp. (4), XXIII, (1), 104. Cartonato alla rustica coevo, perfetto esemplare, a margini ancora intonsi, impresso su carta forte e candida. Prima e unica edizione. Bibliografia: Broos, 406. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A view of the town and castle of Macao

      Artist: Anonymus ; issued in: ; date: ca 1790 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 20 x 31; - description: View of the harbour city Macao

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        CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: AT THE SECOND SESSION, BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CITY OF NEW-YORK, ON MONDAY THE FOURTH OF JANUARY, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY. RESOLVED BY THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES...THAT ALL TREATIES MADE...SHALL FROM TIME TO TIME BE PUBLISHED...[caption title]

      [New York]: Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine, 1790. Small folio broadside. Dbd. Small contemporary numerical inscription ("77") in lower margin. Half-inch stain, not affecting text; three inch-long tears at right edge, not affecting text. Very good, untrimmed. "Approved, June the fourteenth, 1790." Congressional printing of a resolution establishing that all treaties made by the United States "from time to time be published and annexed to their code of laws, by the Secretary of State." Evidently the second known copy of a House resolution requiring the publication of all treaties, thus rejecting the possibility of secret treaties. No treaty, except with Indian tribes, was made until Jay's Treaty in 1795. Signed in print by Speaker of the House Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, John Adams, and George Washington. Not in Evans or Bristol. OCLC locates no physical copies; NAIP records one, at the American Antiquarian Society. Rare. NAIP w026611.

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        DISCORSO ALLE DONNE intorno agl'incomodi della gravidanza e del puerperio. Con un'appendice sui danni, che reca ai fanciulli il latte delle gravide, del medico...

      Maffei, 1790. in-8, pp. 1 cb, (6), 72, 1 cb, bella leg. di pregio in marocchino rosso con ricchi fregi oro ai piatti e al d., dentelles, risguardi in carta marmorizz. Tagli dorati. Front. a due colori con fine fregio xilogr. Ex libris. Opera stampata su carta colorata color ocra. Rarissima opera censita in un solo esempl. nell'indice SBN delle biblioteche italiane. L'A., Pietro Mazzocchi (Tronzano Vercelli 1751 - 1795), dimostra di essere pioniere nel genere di trattati scientifici indirizzati direttamente ad un pubblico femminile per la divulgazione delle nozioni fondamentali di ostetricia: la prima scuola ufficiale di ostetricia infatti nasce in Francia nel 1802. Dalla prefazione: "Per le Donne fu scritto questo discorso ed alle Donne viene indirizzato". Un capitolo è dedicato all'allattamento al seno secondo l'A. una pratica nociva per la salute del bambino. Perfetto esempl. [136]

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        BIJIN: JAPANESE BEAUTY, MOTHER WITH SON HOLDING GAUZE CLOTH.[Color Japanese Wood

      [Japan ca.1790-1800's, n.p.]. Oban color woodblock print, patstel colors, paper darkened,image & registry strong, with publisher's seal, 24.6 x 37 cm.,a couple of old restorations to the verso, otherwise nice old print. RARE ORIGINAL WORK ! *** *** UTAMARO KITAGAWA [1750-1806] AN ORIGINAL JAPANESE COLOR WOODBLOCK PRINT THE BIJIN SUBJECT: This lovely period print. It shows a tender domestic scene, a mother holds up a sheer net gauze fabric, peering through it, revealing her face. Perhaps she is contemplating making a summer Yukata [thin cotton garment]. This kind of cool cloth is suitable for light-weight summer wearing allowing the humid Tsuyu [rainy monsoon] season air to circulate, cooling the body. At her right knee is a young boy-child, her son? He leans on her knee, playing with a bamboo-fan. The large bolt of gauze textile is on the floor, as are a pair of scissors, ruler, and in the background a Hari-bako [sewing box], with a red pin cushion at the ready. PUBLISHER'S SEAL: At the extreme left margin is an unread publisher's seal. CONDITION: The work is hand-printed in color by woodblocks on hand-made Washi paper. Te color, registry, impression are excellent and strong. The print overall shows its age with the usual patina commensurate with a work from the 1790'sto the early 1800's. The print remains impressive and a delight to view. The print has some the usual minor chips to the edges. There is the typical aged paper 'toning' and 'darkening' expected for a work more than 240 years old. There are some old mends to the verso. Just above the woman's head and just above the small black Hari-bako are two old verso, Washi-mended holes, then hand-colored to blend in. There are a several other very tiny verso mended pin holes. The work is now firm & stable. The restorations and mends do not greatly distract from the overall image and impression. Nevertheless, a classic pose and fine example of Utamaro's stunning ability and superb composition skills. DATE: The print is undated, through 'stylistic analysis' we can place its printing date to circa 1790's to the early 1880's. WHO WAS KITAGAWA UTAMARO [1754-1806]: He was the son and pupil of Toriyama Sekiyen, one of the leading artists of the Ukiyo-E School. The foremost painter of women of his period, an eminent painter and woodblock artist, greatly respected, one of the most celebrated masters of the time. He had several pupils and innumerable imitators, forgers of his name, among the latter were Toyokuni and more particularly Eeizan. Extracted from Stewart below. REFERENCES: STEWART, Basil. JAPANESE COLOUR-PRINTS AND THE SUBJECTS THEY ILLUSTRATE: A Guide for the Collector & Student with Description of the Subjects Illustrated in Landscape, Drama, Story and Portraiture. VON SEIDLITZ, W. A HISTORY OF JAPANESE COLOUR-PRINTS. LANE, Richard. IMAGES FROM THE FLOATING WORLD: THE JAPANESE PRINT, INCLUDING AN ILLUSTRATED DICTIONARY OF UKIYO-E: Utamaro entries on pp.21, 124,127, 135-41, 341-346. [ISHII, Kendon.] NISHIKI-E NO ARATAME-IN NO KOH-SHOH: READINGS OF CENSOR'S SEALS ON JAPANESE PRINTS ROBERTS, Laurance P. A DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS PAINTING, SCULPTURE, CERAMICS, PRINTS, LACQUER: p.193. KOBAYASHI, Tadashi. UTAMARO. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utamaro .

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        Memoirs and Travels. In two volumes. Dublin, P. Wogan et al

      1790 - 2 vols. 8vo, xxxviii, [2], 390; [iv], 372pp, contemporary full calf [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BIJIN: JAPANESE BEAUTY, MOTHER WITH SON HOLDING GAUZE CLOTH.[Color Japanese Wood

      - [Japan ca.1790-1800's, n.p.]. Oban color woodblock print, patstel colors, paper darkened,image & registry strong, with publisher's seal, 24.6 x 37 cm.,a couple of old restorations to the verso, otherwise nice old print. RARE ORIGINAL WORK ! *** *** *** . . UTAMARO KITAGAWA [1750-1806] . . . AN ORIGINAL JAPANESE COLOR WOODBLOCK PRINT . . *** THE BIJIN SUBJECT: This lovely period print. It shows a tender domestic scene, a mother holds up a sheer net gauze fabric, peering through it, revealing her face. Perhaps she is contemplating making a summer Yukata [thin cotton garment]. This kind of cool cloth is suitable for light-weight summer wearing allowing the humid Tsuyu [rainy monsoon] season air to circulate, cooling the body. . At her right knee is a young boy-child, her son? He leans on her knee, playing with a bamboo-fan. The large bolt of gauze textile is on the floor, as are a pair of scissors, ruler, and in the background a Hari-bako [sewing box], with a red pin cushion at the ready. . *** PUBLISHER'S SEAL: At the extreme left margin is an unread publisher's seal. . *** CONDITION: The work is hand-printed in color by woodblocks on hand-made Washi paper. Te color, registry, impression are excellent and strong. The print overall shows its age with the usual patina commensurate with a work from the 1790'sto the early 1800's. The print remains impressive and a delight to view. . The print has some the usual minor chips to the edges. There is the typical aged paper 'toning' and 'darkening' expected for a work more than 240 years old. . There are some old mends to the verso. Just above the woman's head and just above the small black Hari-bako are two old verso, Washi-mended holes, then hand-colored to blend in. There are a several other very tiny verso mended pin holes. The work is now firm & stable. . The restorations and mends do not greatly distract from the overall image and impression. Nevertheless, a classic pose and fine example of Utamaro's stunning ability and superb composition skills. . *** DATE: The print is undated, through 'stylistic analysis' we can place its printing date to circa 1790's to the early 1880's. . *** WHO WAS KITAGAWA UTAMARO [1754-1806]: He was the son and pupil of Toriyama Sekiyen, one of the leading artists of the Ukiyo-E School. The foremost painter of women of his period, an eminent painter and woodblock artist, greatly respected, one of the most celebrated masters of the time. . He had several pupils and innumerable imitators, forgers of his name, among the latter were Toyokuni and more particularly Eeizan. Extracted from Stewart below. . *** REFERENCES: STEWART, Basil. JAPANESE COLOUR-PRINTS AND THE SUBJECTS THEY ILLUSTRATE: A Guide for the Collector & Student with Description of the Subjects Illustrated in Landscape, Drama, Story and Portraiture. * VON SEIDLITZ, W. A HISTORY OF JAPANESE COLOUR-PRINTS. * LANE, Richard. IMAGES FROM THE FLOATING WORLD: THE JAPANESE PRINT, INCLUDING AN ILLUSTRATED DICTIONARY OF UKIYO-E: Utamaro entries on pp.21, 124,127, 135-41, 341-346. * [ISHII, Kendon.] NISHIKI-E NO ARATAME-IN NO KOH-SHOH: READINGS OF CENSOR'S SEALS ON JAPANESE PRINTS * ROBERTS, Laurance P. A DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS PAINTING, SCULPTURE, CERAMICS, PRINTS, LACQUER: p.193. * KOBAYASHI, Tadashi. UTAMARO. *

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        The Dramatic Works;

      London: Printed for John Stockdale,, 1790. with Explanatory Notes. A New Edition. To which is now added a copious Index to the remarkable Passages and Words. By the Rev. Samuel Ayscough... Assistant Librarian of the British Museum. Embellished with a striking Likeness of Shakespeare, from the original Folio Edition. 3 volumes, large octavo (242 x 163 mm). Late nineteenth-century green half morocco, green boards, elaborate tooling and titles to spines gilt, boards and spine ruled, blue marbled endpapers and edges. Engraved frontispiece portrait by W. Sherwin in volume 1. Autograph letter between unidentified individuals placed in Vol. I. Late nineteenth-century gift inscription in ink to binders blank of Vol. I with earlier pencil inscription to title page. Spines and corners tanned, extremities rubbed and top fore-corner of Vol I a little more worn, a few small closed tears and cuts to margins, occasionl brown spots to leaves but for the most part clean from spotting, excepting a few early and late leaves. Very good condition. First edition thus. Ayscough's third volume, entitled An index to the remarkable passages and words made use of by Shakspeare, is the first published concordance of Shakespeare's plays. The publisher John Stockdale paid 200 guineas for the index which was specifically designed to accompany Stockdale's two volume edition of Shakespeare's plays.

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        La teoria de' miracoli, filosoficamente analizzata fino alle prime nozioni.

      Nella Stamperia Reale, 1790. Segue al frontespizio: Umiliata a S.A.R. Carlo Emanuele Ferdinando Principe di Piemonte. Stemma sabaudo al frontespizio. Unica edizione. Rara opera in esemplare perfetto, stampato su carta forte. Brossura coeva cartacea muta, pp. 16, 225, 5, in 8°

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        Correspondance littéraire, philosophique et critique de Grimm et de Diderot, depuis 1753 jusq?en 1790.

      12 Bde. der 16-bändigen Ausgabe (1, 4, 5, 7-16). - Leder stärker berieben, Titelprägungen kaum erkennbar. Ecken teils bestoßen. Bll. teils stockfleckig. Wenige Bll. etwas eselsohrig. In Bd. 1 fehlt das hintere Vorsatzbl. Bd. 4 teils wasserwellig. Bd. 8 fehlen die letzten 2 Bll. Bd. 10 fehlt letztes Bl. Bd. 15 oben etwas wasserrandig.

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        TEEKENBOEK DER PROPORTIEN VAN'T MENSCHELIJKE LICHAAM, Geïnventeerd en Geteekend door JACOB DE WIT. [Les Proportions du Corps Humain].

      Double language volume by Jacob de Wit, published in Amsterdam in 1790 by W. Vermandel en J.W. Smit, concerning the art of portraying the human body. Instructive book, introduced by a letter to the 'AMATEURS' (p. 3-12) with a section dedicated to the proportions: 'Explication abregeee des Statues de Proportion'(p. 13-15). Twelve plates with explicatory drawings for drawings of full human figures, from statues and heads. Complete. Engraving and etching on paper; frontispiece plate mark: 215 x 212, total: 290 x 239; text in letterpress; browned paper, with smudges on the bottom; front cover missing, rust stain on the top left corner, damp stain on the top of many pages of the volume.

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        RYUKYU BANASHI: STORIES ABOUT RYUKYU ISLANDS. [Alternate Title: RYUKYU DAN: STOR

      - [Edo 1790, Suharaya. Orange stitched wrappers, covers rubbed 42+5+[2] double folded-leaves, woodblock printed on Washi mulberry paper, several pages rebacked or restored, 15.5 x 22.5 cm., 30 illustrations in all. FIRST EDITION *** *** *** . . . AN EARLY WOODBLOCK ILLUSTRATED GUIDE . . . TO THE RYUKYU ISLANDS, PEOPLE & CUSTOMS . . * "RYUKYU BANASHI" alternate title reading: "RYUKYU DAN," "STORIES OR DISCOURSE ON RYUKYU ISLANDS." Was a famous book illustrated of the period. . This is a "guide" to Ryukyu islands, their people, customs, costume and habitat, geography, written during the Edo period [1603-1869]. This monograph was considered the most popular of all guides to the islands. Parts of this work were abstracted from "BANKOKU SHINGO." A large number of other Edo period books about Ryukyu were based on Morishima's book. . Specific commentaries on Ryukyu manners & customs, annual events, government system, costume, dynasty, treasure, plants, animals, birds, entertainment and the like. Illustrating the Ryukyu King and his lovely concubines. . *** WHO WAS MORISHIMA Churyo [1756-1810]: He was born into a Samurai family during the Edo period. He was the author of popular fiction who also wrote a number of works about Rangaku [Dutch learning & studies]. He wrote under many pen names, including Manzotei, Shinra Manzo [or, conventionally, Shinra Bansho] and Tenjiku Rojin ["Old Man from India"]. See Wikipedia link below for more about him. . *** THE SUBJECT & CONTENTS: The subject of the illustrations: include: Local Ryukyu girls & women, the Ryukyu King, hat & head gear, ladies hair pins, a sash, a Ryukyu teeter totter, rural village scenes and rice storage houses. Household affects: lacquer trays, tea trays, lantern, food storage boxes, iron pots, smoking trays, various kinds of charcoal stoves for hot water & tea, cooking boxes, food storage cages, tea pots, tea whisks &c. . Book reading stand and elbow rest, 3 illustrations of fans: folding, decorated palm-leaf, variant palm-leaf styles, game of Go board & stools. Candle holders for out door walking and within the house and nesting boxes. Taihei Yama [Pacific Ocean Mountain] boat, small row boats, a Cago [personal transportation, carried by two coolies], horse & saddle. . A woman's seaside market. And the last is a double-page of Ryukyu musicians and ensemble on stage with dancing women and lion dancers. . *** THE WOODBLOCK PRINTED ILLUSTRATIONS: . The book is nicely illustrated with 6 full page, 3 double pages, 6 pages showing 2 illustrations per page. Some single pages have 4 illustrations per page and several other illustrations, a total of 30 in all. . *** COLLATION: 1. Three pages introduction unnumbered. 2. Two pages table of contents, unnumbered. 3. Part 1: text and illustrations pp.1-42 4. Part II: Furoku: appendix, supplement 1-5 5. Hatsu: epilogue, postscript [2] unnumbered pages, . includes the colophon. 6. Publisher's name, catalogue of other books, including . this title. . *** LATER EDITIONS: In posthumous editions, the book was divided into first and second volumes, published either in 1832 or in 1842. They could have been bound in one volume. . It focused on the legends of Minamoto Tametomo coming to Ryukyu, the relationships of Japan and Ryukyu, with Ryukyu old customs. It is recorded in "Edoki Ryukyu Mono Shiryo Shuran." [Honpo Shoseki,1981]." See Manwe library below. . WHO WAS MINAMOTO NO TAMETONO [1139-1170]: Minamoto was also known as Chinzei Hachiro Tametomo, a Samurai who fought in the Hogen Rebellion of 1156. He was the son of Minamoto no Tameyoshi, and brother to Yukiie and Yoshitomo. . Tametomo is known in the epic chronicles as a powerful archer and it is said that he once sunk an entire Taira ship with a single arrow by puncturing its hull below the waterline. It is also added in many legends that his left arm was about 4 inches longer than his right, enabling a longer draw of the arrow, and more powerful shots. He fought to defend Shirakawa-den, alon

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        Vedute del Museo Pio-Clementino.

      Rome 1790 - Three double-page folding engraved plates after Miccinelli and Costa, framed and glazed 85 x 197 cm. Magnificent series of extra-large plates illustrating the Vatican Museum at the end of the eighteenth century by Vincenzo Feoli (1750 - 1831). The Pio-Clementino museum, named after the two popes who oversaw its foundation, Clement XIV Ganganelli (1769-1774) and Pius VI Braschi (1775-1799), houses the nucleus of the pontifical collections of classical sculpture dates back to the original collection of pope Julius II (1503-1513) which was housed in the Cortile delle Statue (today the Octagonal Court). During the second half of the 18th century the pontifical collections were enormously expanded both as a result of excavations being carried out in Rome and Lazio, and by donations from collectors and antiquaries. The influence of Enlightenment thinking resulted in the inauguration of a museum in the modern sense, open to the public and explicitly charged with the task of safeguarding antique works of art, and promoting the study and understanding of them.

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        KO KEI SAIKYUHO: EMERGENCY REMEDIES FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE OR FIRST AID I

      - [Kyoto 1790, Suharaya]. Stitched blue wrs., very good 3 vol. set, some old worming, covers scuffed,138 superior woodblock illustrations, entirely woodblock printed on hand-made paper 18 x 26.5 cm., 10 manuscript pages in vol 2 replace missing. *** *** *** . . . GODRON E. MESTLER'S PERSONAL COLLECTION COPY . . . WITH HIS PENNED NOTES LOOSELY LAID IN . . WITH MESTLER'S HAND-WRITTEN NOTE SLIPS: This is Mestler's personal collection copy, with his hand-written notes. These were used as the basis for entries in his historic bibliography: A GALAXY OF OLD JAPANESE MEDICAL BOOKS WITH MISCELLANEOUS NOTES ON EARLY MEDICINE IN JAPAN. . *** MESTLER'S HAND-WRITTEN NOTES: This set contains penned notes on slips of paper loosely inserted at places of interest and fascination to Mestler. The notes point out the various part of anatomy described. Many of these notes were copied verbatim into the GALAXY. . MESTLER'S HANDWRITTEN NOTES: . This is the exact copy Mestler used to catalog and compile the entry in his historic GALAXY. It contains a good number of paper slips, with his hand-written notes, comments, bibliographical notes and indications of important illustrations found in this amazing resource. There is also a small card laid in with the name of this title, used by Mestler for display and description purpose. He also used this and other Japanese medical books as examples for lectures while teaching anatomy at S.U.N.Y. College of Medicine at New York City, Brooklyn. . *** *** *** . . END OF THE MESTLER PERSONAL COLLECTION COPY . . THE BELOW APPLIES TO ALL COPIES . . *** THE AUTHOR: Tamba Gentoku [1732-1801] also known as Taki or Rankei] was a eminent court physician and famous in the annals of Japanese medicine. He was directed by Imperial auspices to compile this work by Shogun Iyeharu. The goal was the promulgation of medical knowledge among the common people, describing how to remedy various kinds without the help of a physician. . THE AUTHOR'S ALTERNATE OR "STUDIO" NAMES: Tamba also known as Taki Angen [or Rankei], Genki or as Motonori. He was a descendant of the famous Tamba medical family, members who had been acknowledged medical practitioners for many generations. More details in Whitney & GALAXY, pp.303,166. . *** CHINESE ORIGIN OF THE BOOK: The illustrations are of Chinese in their traditional period robes, Tamba adapted the text into Japanese. The work covers how to do prognosis, treatment and prescribing of medicine. This work is also an early example of the use of moxa [artemisia vulgaris latifolia] or the tomentum [kind of pollen like hairs] brushed off the leaves of Yomogi a cauterizing herb known as Artemisia indica. It also lists famous 'points' for application of moxa, the "Sanri" with detailed directions telling how to "know" the location of the acupuncture points [Qi]. . * FAMOUS ILLUSTRATIONS: Two of its illustrations are also found in Huard p.83 [see below] using yet another variant of the author's name of Rankei Taki, these were illustrations were copied out of vol.1, pp.4 & 5 showing facial manipulation. Other books have also freely used the illustrations found in this work. . Lavishly illustrated there are illustrations covering most every phase of emergency treatment. Excellent anatomical details, acupuncture meridians, 'spots' & channels illustrated. There are also a substantial group of botanical illustrations, citing the pharmacological use, parts of the plant to use and how to administer these to patients. . * SUBJECT OF THE TEXT: A good portion of the work is devoted to the details of what parts of the fruits, grasses, tree and nuts, leaves, bark, flowers, roots of plants to be used, and the method of making medicine, dosage is discussed. For example the lotus pod seed has been used for ages in Asia to assist in sleep. The use of seaweed to reduce cystic swelling, one good for erysipelas [Tandoku], and congenital syphilis [Taidoku] noted. Others uses for medicine made from fish, squid, shrimp, shell fish, c

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