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        Critik der reinen Vernuft.

      XLIV, 884 S. 8° Neuerer Halbleinenband. Warda 61; Adickes 46; Akad.-Ausg. III, 558 A³; PMM 226; Kants Hauptwerk und eines der bedeutensten philosophischen Werke überhaupt im wortgleichen Abdruck der 2. (maßgeblichen) Ausgabe, d.i. im erstem Druck der dritten Auflage. Die Seiten 454-489, wie in allen frühen Auflagen nicht paginiert. Zeitgenössischer Namenszug auf dem Vorsatz, anfangs etwas fleckig, insgesamt aber gut erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Michael Solder]
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        Analysis of the Game of Chess to Which is Added Several Parties, Played By the Author Blindfold Against Three Adversaries

      P. Elmsly, London 1790 - 8vo. 1790. 3rd edition ( 'new edition improved and greatly englarged'). 2 vols in 1. (223,183). Armorial bookplate. Light foxing to e.p.s and sporadic foxing to text. Minor damp staining affecting t.p. Old sellotape marks in gutter between paste-down and f.e.p. & A1/2. Small area of worm damage to final lf, rear end-paper and paste-down. Original full calf, upper board re-hinged. Lower hinge cracked. Wear to extremities and damage with minor loss to edges of label. Good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tombland Bookshop]
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        Ideas (suggested on the Spot) in a Late Hasty Tour Through Germany, France, and Italy.,

      London, Printed for the author and sold by Mr. Robson and Mr. Johnson 1790 - 442 pp. with many woodcut-illustrations in text, spine a bit rubbed / bumped and slightly creased, a very few pages slightly stained, else fine and clean, text in English, Sprache: en Gewicht in Gramm: 560 ca. 12 x 20,5 cm, bound in contemporary half calf,

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat An der Vikarie]
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        A FULL INQUIRY INTO THE SUBJECT OF SUICIDE, TO WHICH ARE ADDED (AS BEING CLOSELY CONNECTED TO THE SUBJECT) DUELLING AND GAMING (2 vols)

      London. Printed for J.F. and C. Rivington 1790 - 2 vols, 377 + 405pp. Four pages of additions and corrections in vol. 1 and unpaginated index in vol 2. Full grained leather w gilt-bordered cover decoration. Spines w six compartment decorated in gilt w titles and volume numbers gilt on black. Minor wear to spine ends and corners. Light foxing on pages 376-392 on vol 1. Green spatter-pattern on page edges. Front cover on vol 1 professionally rehinged. No markings internally. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eastside Books & Paper]
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        Statutes of the State of Vermont Passed by the Legislature in February and March 1787; bound with Acts and Laws Passed by the Legislature ... Newbury ... October 1787; & bound with Acts and Laws Passed ... Manchester October 1788

      George Hough & Alden Spooner (printers) 3 works bound together. Original full calf binding; blind stamped rules outline covers; 5 bands on spine; very faintly visible 'Vermont' in black on spine. Some scuffing to cover; several markings, perhaps ink; rubbed at spine ends and fore corners, front lower fore corner has board exposed; tightly bound; front free end paper missing; clean interior, occasional light foxing. Owner name on front pastedown 'Stephen R. Bradley | 1790'; at top of 2nd work 'Westminster' & 'Judge??'; at top of 3rd work 'Col. Bradley' and either some pen flourishes or other words. 3 works are bound together, separately paginated: 171 pp, 16 pp, 28 pp. Title page of 2nd work has several chips along edges, all text legible. 1st work: Sabin 99103, Evans 20827, McCorison 136, Gilman p. 296. 2nd work: McCorison 139, Gilman p. 296. 3rd work: McCorison 154, Gilman p. 296. Bradley was a founding father of VT, associate of the Allens, Speaker of the VT House, 1st US Senator, President Pro-Tem of U.S. Senate.  These works date from the Republic of Vermont period. 8vo, 215 total pp.

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        ENGLISH BOTANY

      London, 1790. FIRST EDITIONS . Hardcover. 254 x 162 mm (10 x 6 3/8").36 volumes (without the four supplements published over a period of 35 years after 1814). FIRST EDITIONS. IN THE ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S TEMPORARY MUSLIN-BACKED PAPER BOARDS, ENTIRELY UNTRIMMED, flat spines with titling in gilt (one volume expertly rebacked using the original backstrip). With 2,592 hand-colored botanical plates, as called for, with four of the plates inserted from other copies (see below). Nissen, BBI 2225; Henrey 1366; Hunt 717. Light fading to a number of spines, minor fraying and losses to cloth at spine ends (and tiny losses in a few joints), but the original fragile bindings in a remarkably fine state, the covers and spines very clean, smooth and altogether surprisingly well preserved. Minor foxing and faint offsetting here and there (a few text leaves and perhaps two or three plates per volume more noticeably foxed, though never severely so), some of the text printed on paper of a lesser quality than that used for the plates and, consequently, with overall mild browning, but A FINE COPY INTERNALLY, the text apparently unread, and the plates very clean and fresh, with rich coloring. This is an exceptionally rare copy in original temporary bindings of the first extensive description of British flora, with the leaves entirely untrimmed. It is as large a copy as one could hope to find, with leaves measuring approximately 250 x 160 mm. (by comparison, a typical set, sold at Christie's in 2010, measured 233 x 138 mm.). James Sowerby (1757-1822) studied painting at the Royal Academy and earned his living painting portraits until disenchantment with the need to please the vanity of his subjects led him to turn to plants instead. He worked with William Curtis on his "Flora Londinensis" and "Botanical Magazine" before striking out on his own. He met botanist Sir James Edward Smith (1759-1828) through his brother-in-law, and proposed the project that became "English Botany," with Smith providing the letterpress and Sowerby nearly all of the engravings, which are the chief attraction here. "English Botany" was a success from the appearance of the first issue, with the plates receiving the lion's share of the praise. This set appears to be made up of volumes retained by the publisher and never sold. Whatever their history, they were never trimmed down, and the state of their preservation is remarkable, especially given the fact that they were always insubstantial in their manufacture. When we purchased the set, it lacked four plates (and accompanying text in three cases), a fact that would make sense if these were publisher-retained volumes. To make it complete, we obtained plates and text leaves from other copies, but these were so much shorter than the leaves in our original volumes, that placing the obtained leaves in their appropriate places within the text only served to call attention to the fact that they had been inserted. Consequently, we had paper pockets constructed, affixed these to the rear pastedown in the three volumes where additions had to be made, and then inserted the borrowed leaves, which now provide, by contrast, almost startling testimony as to how exceptional our set is in its size and condition.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Memorias de las Reynas Catholicas, Historia genealogica de la Casa Real de Castilla y de Leon, todos los Infantes, trages de las Reynas en estampas y nuevo aspecto de la Historia de España. 3ª edición. 2 Volúmenes

      Viuda de Marín, Madrid 1790 - holandesa rozada en lomera, marcas de humedad en primeras páginas del primer volúmen 22 láminas de retratos grabados al cobre, más 1 lámina plegada también grabada al cobre con vista del Real Convento de la Visitación de Madrid y tres grabados intercalados en el texto. . 1088 págs.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA EPOPEYA]
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        BOOK OF ETCHINGS FROM PAPERS CUT BY THE RIGHT HONOURABLE LADY TEMPLETON IN THE COLLECTION OF HER MAJESTY

      J. F. Tomkins, London 1790 - Young Women, Children, and Cupids, All Done Charmingly on Bright Orange Paper. 191 x 246 mm (7 1/2 x 9 11/16"). 2 p.l. bound in (a blank and engraved title), followed by plates (then two bound-in blanks at the end). FIRST EDITION. Contemporary or early 19th century paper wrappers backed with apparently original green buckram, the wrappers containing the loosely inserted plates. WITH 12 CHARMING ETCHINGS BY TOMKINS printed on orange paper and tipped onto thin laid paper. Wrappers with just a little wear (much less than would be expected), blank leaf at rear with two one-inch cuts near hinge, but THE PLATES IN VERY FINE CONDITION, especially fresh and bright, and the entire fragile item remarkably well preserved. This is a charming little book of engravings by Peltro William Tomkins (1759-1840), who learned engraving from the great Francis Bartolozzi--an association noted with pride on a number of Tomkins' plates. According to the DNB, "he engraved a large number of plates for a variety of publishers [and] . . . Gave drawing lessons to the daughters of George III." This work is dedicated to Queen Charlotte, consort of George III--a politic gesture, as Tomkins was later appointed historical engraver to Her Majesty. The vignettes all feature young women with children and cupids, all dressed in the shepherdess style made fashionably by Marie Antoinette. All are tender, touching, and domestic, and most are light-hearted; one, however--showing a grieving mother visiting the grave of her child with the little one's faithful dog--is heartbreaking. The original designs were the work of Elizabeth Upton, Baroness Templetown, an Irish peeress who also produced a book of etchings (similarly engraved by Tomkins) as a birthday gift for the queen's youngest child, Princess Amelia. The fact the plates here were cut neatly from the book suggests that a former owner perhaps considered framing them at some point. Whatever the case, both the plates and the wrapper are extremely well preserved, particularly for an item of this sort. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        A dictionary of the English and Italian languages . to which is prefixed, and Italian and English grammar. A new edition. Corrected and improved by Peter Ricci Rota, master of languages.

      for J.F. and C. Rivington [et al.], London 1790 - First edition to come under outside editorship, 4to, 2 vols. in 1, pp. [3], vi-xxxiv, plus unpaginated lexicon; [4], xxxix, [1], plus unpaginated lexicon; possibly lacking a half-title; the English title bound before the Italian, the Italian before the English; occasional spots and stains, and internally very good; full contemporary mottled calf rehinged, the whole scuffed and rubbed with a few minor chips out. Strongly based on Altieri, Baretti's dictionary was first published in 1760. Several editions ensued; this edition was edited and published within a year after Baretti's death. Vancil, p. 19. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Versuch die Metamorphose der Pflanzen zu erklären.

      Gotha, Ettingersche Buchhandlung, 1790. - Botanisches Frühwerk, mit dem sich Goethe als einer der Mitbegründer der vergleichenden Morphologie etablierte. Gliederung des Werkes: Einleitung - Von den Samenblättern - Ausbildung der Stängelblätter von Knoten zu Knoten - Übergang zum Blütenstande - Bildung des Kelches – Bildung der Krone - Bildung der Staubwerkzeuge – Nektarien - Noch einiges von den Staubwerkzeugen - Bildung des Griffels - Von den Früchten - Von den unmittelbaren Hüllen des Samens - Rückblick und Übergang - Von den Augen und ihrer Entwicklung - Bildung der zusammengesetzten Blüten - und Fruchtstände - Durchgewachsene Rose - Durchgewachsene Nelke - Linnés Theorie von der Antizipation – Wiederholung. de 1200 Deckel der Broschur mit kleinen Abschabungen. Sonst gutes Exemplar; Seiten sauber und allenfalls partiell geringfügig fleckig; zahlreiche alte Bleistiftmarginalien und -kommentare wurden im Werk belassen, da sie für das Verständnis und die Rezeptionsgeschichte des Werkes von Belang sind. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (Rubrik: Klassiker-Ausgaben). 2 Bl., 79 S. Blaue Broschur der Zeit. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The British Album. Containing the Poems of Della Crusca, Anna Matilda, Arley, Benedict, the Bard, &c. &c. &c. Which were originally published under the Title of The Poetry of the World. Revised and Corrected by their Respective Authors. Second Edition. Also, a Poem, never before published, called The Interview, by Della Crusca. And other Considerable Additions.

      London: Printed by and for J. Bell. 1790 - Two volumes in 1, small 8vo, 156 x 93 mms., pp. [viii], 172 [173 Errat, 174 blank]; [vi], 172 [173 Postscript], 174 blank, separate title-page and engraved portrait frontispiece for each volume ("Della Crusca" and "Anna Matilda," respectively, contemporary calf, recently rebacked, with gilt spine and red morocco label; corners worn. Inscribed on rear free end-paper: "Charles Arliss/ Gainsbro/ May 21 A. D. [sic] 1821." The journalist and playwright Edward Topham (1751 - 1820) published an account of his six months in Scotland, mainly in Edinburgh, in 1776, Letters from Edinburgh, 1774 and 1775, a very useful source of information and insight about Edinburgh when it was a "hot-bed of genius." The Poetry of the World and The British Album were the first publications to bring before the public the writings of a group of English authors living in Florence and styling themselves the Della Cruscans. Della Crusca has been identified as the poet Robert Merry (1755 - 1798). On the whole, the Della Cruscan poets have not been received with wild adulation: Walter Scott called them "a set of coxcombs who have humbugged the world long enough," while Hazlitt and Macaulay thought them less than dilettantes. George Saintsbury had even better lines in invective, charging them with "pretentiousness and imbecility not easy to parallel.," styling them and their followers as people who "drank themselves drunk at the heady tap of Sturm-und-Drang romanticism, blending it with French sentimentality and Italian trifling, so as to produce almost inconceivable balderdash." You have been warned. Three editions were published in 1790, including one in Dublin. See W. N. Hargreaves-Mawdsley, The English Della Cruscans and their time, 1783-1828 (1967). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB]
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        BIBLIOTECA PORTATIL DE LOS PADRES Y DOCTORES DE LA IGLESIA DESDE EL TIEMPO DE LOS APOSTOLES.

      Imprenta Real., Madrid. 1790 - 4 vols. De 10. Firma anterior poseedor. Lomo vol. II tocado en pie y últimas páginas mordidas. Lomo en vol. 4 tocado en esquina. Trad. Y aumentada por F. Vázquez. Enc. Piel. CONTRA REEMBOLSO, +5.00€ LIBRO EN ESPANOL

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        Essays on the Nature and Principles of Taste

      Edinburgh: Published by J .J. G. And G. Robinson & Bell And Bradfute,, M.DCC.XC. [1790]. First Edition. Full Calf. Fine. 4to: xiii,[3],415,[1]pp. Introduction, two Essays with several parts, and Conclusion. Essay I: On the Nature of the Emotions of Sublimity and Beauty, in three chapters; Essay II: Of the Sublimity and Beauty of the Material World, in five chapters. Contemporary tree calf, smooth spine in six compartments between double fillets, red morocco lettering piece gilt, plain period end papers. An excellent wide-margined example, fresh, clean and bright; joints expertly reinforced, else virtually pristine. Lowndes 30. & First Edinburgh Edition, not to be confused with the octavo Dublin edition of the same year. "An excellent and highly pleasing work." (Lowndes) Alison's essay, which influenced Hazlitt, Keats, and Wordsworth, is regarded as one of the "most readily accessible and best illustrated contributions to an eighteenth-century English and Scottish tradition of associationist psychology. Following Edmund Burke, Alison argued that taste was a consequence of the imagination's response to viewed objects, though he differed from Burke in suggesting that this response is based not on an instinctive sense but on David Hartley's thesis, commonly known as the ‘association of ideas’, in which ideas or perceptions—in Alison's work those concerned with determining the beautiful and the sublime—are generated by mental associations prompted by observation. For Alison, therefore, the aesthetic quality of an art work, a music composition, an architectural or natural form, physiognomy, or physical movement is the result of a complex ‘emotion of taste’—itself subdivided into the emotions of the beautiful and the sublime—prompted by personal association rather than by a quality integral to the studied entity. . . . To achieve a complete aesthetic response required that the association of ideas in turn stimulate what Alison termed the ‘exercise of the imagination’. In its most intense form a comprehensive response enabled the imagination to achieve a dreamlike ‘state of reverie’ which, distanced from daily reality, offers a gateway to romantic ecstasy. Only in a state of ‘aesthetic disinterestedness’, Alison argued, was it possible to achieve a pure reaction based on an unfettered combination of emotion, ideas, and imagination. . . . However, while initially and persuasively stating the relativity of the aesthetic response, Alison also argued counter to the implications of this proposal by advocating the possibility of, and indeed need for, shared standards of ‘good’ taste broadly commensurate with the classical unities of high art favoured by an educated upper class." (ODNB) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Historischer Versuch über die geistliche und weltliche Staats- und Gerichtsverfassung des Hochstifts Bamberg. Ein Beytrag zur deutschen insonderheit ostfränkischen Geschichte. Mit zwey Kupfern.

      Erlangen, Palm & Enke 1790. - 8°, X SS., 2 Bll., 255 SS., 2 gef. Kupfertafeln, Halbpergament der Zeit mit handschriftl. Rückentitel, Einband leicht berieben, Name und Bibl.-Stempel auf Titel, sonst innen sauber und gut erhalten, Die Kupfertafeln zeigen diverse Gerichtssiegel. - Nachgebunden: WEHRL, Johann Gottlieb. Grundriß einer Geographie des Fürstenthums Bamberg im fränkischen Kreiße. Frankfurt und Leipzig 1795. 4 Bll., 111 SS., handschriftl. Ergänzungen im Text und eingebunden, handschriftliches Register,

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Werner Steinbeiß]
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        ENGLISH BOTANY

      London, 1790. FIRST EDITIONS. Hardcover. 254 x 162 mm (10 x 6 3/8"). 36 volumes (without the four supplements published over a period of 35 years after 1814). FIRST EDITIONS. IN THE ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S TEMPORARY MUSLIN-BACKED PAPER BOARDS, ENTIRELY UNTRIMMED, flat spines with titling in gilt (one volume expertly rebacked using the original backstrip). With 2,592 hand-colored botanical plates, as called for, with four of the plates inserted from other copies (see below). Nissen, BBI 2225; Henrey 1366; Hunt 717. Light fading to a number of spines, minor fraying and losses to cloth at spine ends (and tiny losses in a few joints), but the original fragile bindings in a remarkably fine state, the covers and spines very clean, smooth and altogether surprisingly well preserved. Minor foxing and faint offsetting here and there (a few text leaves and perhaps two or three plates per volume more noticeably foxed, though never severely so), some of the text printed on paper of a lesser quality than that used for the plates and, consequently, with overall mild browning, but A FINE COPY INTERNALLY, the text apparently unread, and the plates very clean and fresh, with rich coloring. This is an exceptionally rare copy in original temporary bindings of the first extensive description of British flora, with the leaves entirely untrimmed. It is as large a copy as one could hope to find, with leaves measuring approximately 250 x 160 mm. (by comparison, a typical set, sold at Christie's in 2010, measured 233 x 138 mm.). James Sowerby (1757-1822) studied painting at the Royal Academy and earned his living painting portraits until disenchantment with the need to please the vanity of his subjects led him to turn to plants instead. He worked with William Curtis on his "Flora Londinensis" and "Botanical Magazine" before striking out on his own. He met botanist Sir James Edward Smith (1759-1828) through his brother-in-law, and proposed the project that became "English Botany," with Smith providing the letterpress and Sowerby nearly all of the engravings, which are the chief attraction here. "English Botany" was a success from the appearance of the first issue, with the plates receiving the lion's share of the praise. This set appears to be made up of volumes retained by the publisher and never sold. Whatever their history, they were never trimmed down, and the state of their preservation is remarkable, especially given the fact that they were always insubstantial in their manufacture. When we purchased the set, it lacked four plates (and accompanying text in three cases), a fact that would make sense if these were publisher-retained volumes. To make it complete, we obtained plates and text leaves from other copies, but these were so much shorter than the leaves in our original volumes, that placing the obtained leaves in their appropriate places within the text only served to call attention to the fact that they had been inserted. Consequently, we had paper pockets constructed, affixed these to the rear pastedown in the three volumes where additions had to be made, and then inserted the borrowed leaves, which now provide, by contrast, almost startling testimony as to how exceptional our set is in its size and condition.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        A New and Correct Map of Scotland or North Britain with all the Post and Military Roads, Divisions, &c

      Sayer, London 1790 - This large-scale wall map of Scotland depicts the country in intricate detail. Based on the work of Marcus Armstrong, this two-part map has a particular focus on military and post roads. Hand-colored lines divide and subdivide shires, mountains are depicted pictorially, and bodies of water such as lochs and firths are all labeled. At the upper right is a large inset of the "The Islands of Shetland or Zetland." The upper left corner contains a decorative title cartouche, and the map's lower left contains a key of "Distances of the Principal Stages on the Great Roads Leading from Edinburgh." The map is in very good condition with little edge wear. Minor offsetting throughout. Robert Sayer (1725-1794) was an important English publisher of maps, portraits, and nautical engravings. Partnering with John Bennett around the 1760s, the two published the works of well-known cartographers such as Kitchen, Jefferys, Belling, d'Anville and others. This beautiful, large-scale map is an impressive example of his work. Map, in two sheets. Copper plate engraving with original outline hand color. Each image measures 24.25" x 21.25".

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        LEBEN BENEDIKT'S VON SPINOSA

      Braunschweig; Schulbuchh. 1790. Original stiff boards. 12mo. 120 pages. 15 cm. First edition. In German. ‘The Life of Benedict de Spinoza’. Early Haskalah biography of Spinoza. Written by “Moses Philippson, a bookkeeper, and a friend of Moses Mendelssohn, and who had received a philosophical training, was the author of ‘Das Leben Benedict von Spinoza's’ (Brunswick, 1790) , and who published a ‘Gutachten über die Verbesserung des Judeneides’ (Neustrelitz, 1797) at the request of the royal electoral chancellery of justice at Hanover. “ (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) Subjects: Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677. OCLC lists 11 copies, none in North America. Has not appeared at auction in the last 40 years. Light edge wear to boards, light soiling in margins, previous owners notes on endpages, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. Quite scarce. (KH-1-3) .

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        Handbuch über die gesammten deutschen Steuerrechte. Erster Theil; Zweiter Theil. Chursachsen.

      XII 206 (richtig 306); (3), 214 S., 2 Bde., marmor. Kt., unbeschn. · Stammhammer; Finanzwissenschaft -. - "... Churfürstl. Sächs. bestalltgewesenen Steuerrevisor." - " ... sitzt seit 1792, wegen falchen Geldmünzens, im Zuchthause zu Torgau ..." (Hamberger, Meusel VII, 558). - "... war Steuerrevisor in Belzig." (Hamberger, Meusel XX, 539). - Zweiter Titel: Handbuch über die gesammten chursächsischen Steuerrechte. Erster Theil; Zweiter Theil. - Mehr nicht erschienen. >... Auctionatores geben jährlich 6 Thlr. Auditeurs bei der Armee 2 Thlr. Auer-Wärter 1 Thlr. Personensteuer. ... Buchführer oder Buchhändler, wie andere Kaufleute. ...< [6 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        THE BRITISH CHAMPION; or, Honour Rewarded. Containing, I. The History of St. George and the Dragon. II. The Story of Miss Friendly and the Merchant. III. Rural Happiness. IV. The Fairy's Present; or, The History of Miss K. Graceful. V. The pleasing Story of Master Want-Thought. Price Fourpence.

      York. Wilson, Spence, & Mawman. No date [circa 1790/95]. - 95 pages. Illustrated with a wood-engraved frontispiece, and forty-two wood-engravings within the text. Some of the cuts â&#128;" probably the majority â&#128;" are by Thomas Bewick. Recently bound in genuine 18th century Dutch floral paper-covered boards. Binding: 9.8 x 6.3 cm. An excellent copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: David Miles Books ABA ILAB]
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        A General History of Quadrupeds. The Figures engraved on wood by...

      Newcastle upon Tyne: Printed by and for S. Hodgson, R. Beilby, & T. Bewick, 1790. . First edition, demy 8vo, viii, 456 pp. 304 wood engraved illustrations, marbled endpapers and edges, small label to paste down, with signs of labels having been removed from the same and from the title verso. Contemporary calf, edges slightly worn, rebacked in a lighter calf. Roscoe 1b. Tattersfield 1.1.

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        LETTERS CONCERNING THE NORTHERN COAST OF THE COUNTY OF ANTRIM

      Dublin, Byrne, Robinson and Elmsly, 1790.. containing such circumstances as appear worthy of notice respecting the Antiquities, Manners and Customs of the County. Together with the Natural History of the Basaltes and its Attendant Fossils in the Northern Counties of Ireland. The whole illustrated by An Accurate Map and Engravings of the most interesting Objects of the Coast. FIRST EDITION IN TWO PARTS, Dublin, 1790. 8vo, 220 x 130 mm, 8½ x 5 inches, folding engraved map, 3 folding engraved plates plus two small illustrations in the text, Part I: xi, (2), 138; Part 2: (2), 190, bound in full calf, gilt decoration between raised bands, two labels with gilt lettering to spine. Binding rubbed, scuffed and marked, upper hinge cracked and weak, just holding on by cords, small crack to upper part of lower hinge, the label with the author&#39;s name is mostly missing, the 3 folding plates and the map have a small light stain to inner lower margins, 4 outer margins have some light age-browning, 2 lower margins have a strip of browning, not affecting text, a few pages have light creases to corners, neat ink inscription and date on first free endpaper, otherwise a very good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Theory of Moral Sentiments;

      London: for A. Strahan and T. Cadell, 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. Vol. I. Octavo (210 × 128 mm). Contemporary tree calf, neatly rebacked, gilt roll decoration to covers, flat spine ruled and decorated gilt in compartments, morocco label, marbled endpapers, preserved in a cloth box. Complete with the half-title. Ownership inscription of John Millar of Milheugh to the title-page, with his bookplate to the front pastedown. Volume one only, of two. Corners neatly restored, inner hinges strengthened. A very good copy with an excellent provenance. Sixth and final lifetime edition, volume one only of two, substantially revised and enlarged by the author. Presentation copy inscribed in ink by Adam Smith to Professor John Millar ? one of Adam Smith's favourite pupils and later one of his chief associates ? in the last weeks of his life. 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. See the editors' introduction to the Glasgow edition (Oxford, 1976), pp. 15?20; and Simpson Ross, Life, pp. 381?5, 391?5. Professor John Millar (1735?1801), jurist and historian, was educated at Glasgow University and was a pupil in Adam Smith's logic class in 1751. Tutor to Lord Kames's son George in the late 1750s, advocate 1760, Professor of Civil Law at Glasgow from 1761, he lectured on civil law, jurisprudence, Scots and English law. He held radical political views opposing the slave trade and sympathising with the French revolution. His distinguished pupils included David Hume the Younger, Lord Melbourne, Thomas Muir, Earl of Lauderdale and Adam Smith's nephew and heir David Douglas (Lord Reston). His writings include Observations concerning the Distinction of Ranks in Society, 1771 (Adam Smith had a copy in his library), in which Millar writes of "the eloquent and ingenious author of the Theory of Moral Sentiments" (p. 130). This book was used by Adam Smith as a source book in The Wealth of Nations and was referred to by Adam Smith on four separate occasions. Adam Smith described Millar as "the best manager of young people I ever knew; and has the greatest talent of inspiring them with an ardour for the particular studies which he professes". One of only a handful of known surviving copies of The Theory of Moral Sentiments inscribed by Adam Smith. From surviving correspondence it is known that Adam Smith often instructed his publishers to inscribe books on his behalf before sending them to his friends. There are known to be several presentation copies of The Theory of Moral Sentiments inscribed in a clerk's hand by his publisher, but not by Adam Smith. For instance, his publisher writes to Adam Smith on 26 April 1759 referring to the first edition with a list of names, "the above 18 copys have been delivered". The only other specific reference in the correspondence is Adam Smith's last recorded letter of 25 May 1790 to Thomas Cadell, referring to the sixth edition; "The twelve copies of my book ... arrived in due course ... one of the copies is imperfect ..." These 12 copies were obviously for presentation to friends and must include the one to John Millar here described.

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        Saggio Meteorologico contentente una valutazione della temperatura di differenti latitudini.

      Subject: (Meteorologia). Firenze, Nella Stamp. gi? Albizziana all?Ins. del Sole, 1790. In-8 cart. coevo, pp. XVI-119-(1). Esemplare a pieni margini, con testimoni, freschissimo. Richard Kirwan (1733/1812, irlandese). Prima edizione italiana.

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        Memorie houdende het generaal rapport van de personeele commissie van het Financie-weezen met bijlaagen, in dato 21 Meij 1790, ten gevolge van haar hoog mogende resolutie van den 4 Meij 1785. Met de resolutie van haar Hoog Mogende daar op genomen, op den 21 Meij 1790. + Bylaagen behoorende tot het generaal rapport van de Personeele Commissie van het Financie-weezen.

      Z.p., z.j. [1790]. - 2 delen. 4to. 11+304;V+133 pp. + bijlagen/tabellen. Gebonden. Modern half linnen. Goed ex. (Ex-libris op binnenzijde voorplat, bibl.stempel (incl. "afgeschaft" op titel).

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        DOCUMENTOS ARABICOS PARA A HISTORIA PORTUGEZA COPIADOS DOS ORIGINALES DA TORRE DE TOMBO COM PERMISSAO DE S.MAGISTAD VERIDOS EN PORTUGUEZ POR ORDEM DA ACADEMIA REAL DAS SCIENCIAS DE LISBOA

      LISBOA (NA OFFICINA DA ACADEMIA REAL DAS SCIENCIAS) 1790 - SOUSA, JOAO DE : DOCUMENTOS ARABICOS PARA A HISTORIA PORTUGEZA COPIADOS DOS ORIGINALES DA TORRE DE TOMBO COM PERMISSAO DE S.MAGISTAD VERIDOS EN PORTUGUEZ POR ORDEM DA ACADEMIA REAL DAS SCIENCIAS DE LISBOA. LISBOA (NA OFFICINA DA ACADEMIA REAL DAS SCIENCIAS) 1790. IN-4°, (20.8 X 15.5 CM), RELIE DEMI-CUIR, DOS A NERFS. 4FF NC-190PP-1FF CATALOGUE. TEXTE PORTUGAIS ET ARABEEN REGARD IMPRIME SUR COLONNE PARALLELE. TITRE AVEC VIGNETTE. ROUSSEURS SUR LA PAGE TITRE. PREMIERE ET SEULE EDITION DES CORRESPONDANCES OFFICIELLES ENTRE LES ROIS PORTUGAIS : MANUEL (1495-1521) JOAO III (1521-1557) ET DIRIGEANTS ARABES, NORD-AFRICAINS, DE MALAISIE ET DE SUMATRA. CONCENTREES SUR DES PERIODES ENTRE 1503 ET 1528, CES 58 LETTRES TRAITENT DE DESACCORDS TERRITORIAUX, NEGOCIATIONS DIPLOMATIQUES ET LES JURIDICTIONS, LA COMPTABILITE DES SYSTEMES DES LOIS ARABES ET PORTUGAISES. LE BUT PRINCIPAL ETAIT LE COMMERCE DES INDES ORIENTALES ET LA PROTECTION DES MARCHANDS ET DES MARCHANDISES, TANT ARABES QUE PORTUGAISES. TRES RARE. RELIURE MOYENNE, INTERIEUR TRES FRAIS. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION OF THE OFFICIAL STATE CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN NORTH AFRICAN, MALAYSIAN, AND ARABIAN RULERS KING MANOEL AND KING JOAO. CONCENTRATED BETWEEN 1503 AND 1528. THESE 58 LETTERS TREAT OF THE POLITIC OF THE PROTECTION OF ARAB, MALAYSIAN AND PORTUGUESE MERCHANTS AND COMMERCE. TEXT PRINTED IN ARAB AND PORTUGUESE 4-190PP-2 CATALOGUE. PAYPAL ACCEPTE UNIQUEMENT POUR L&#146;ETRANGER, MERCI DE VOTRE COMPREHENSION. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        S. JANS EVANGELIE Met de 7. Woorden, een schoon Benedictie ende 5. dankseggingen

      Antwerp: J. B. Carstiaensens, (c. 1790). (8)ff. A very rare devotional book, of the sort that, according to Bondy, "were carried by simple believing souls as talismans under their shirts at the height of their heart." Contains a brief summary of the Gospel of John, the Seven Last Words, a benediction, and a prayer of thanksgiving. With two woodcuts, showing the Last Supper and the Sacred Heart. Cropped for binding, but with ample margins. Remarkably fine in an attractive full blue morocco binding with spine gilt in compartments and matching slipcase. (Spielmann 462; Bondy p. 32). (1 7/8 by 1 1/2; 47x37mm).

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        Sefer bechinot &#39;olam: chibro ... Jeda&#146;ja ha-Fenini [ben] Avraham ha-Vaderse [=Jedaja ben Abraham Bedersi] gadol hu be-tora ve-schem lo be-chachama ca&#145;ascher ... ha-mevin mitoch ha-&#39;igeret ha-chamura ascher kitav &#39;al HRSCHB&#146;&#146;A [=Rabbi Schlomo ben Adret, Salomo Adret] kimvu&#146;ar be-tschuva HRSCHB&#146;&#146;A

      Dyher[n]furth [bei Breslau], Jechi&#146;el Michl Mai, [5]550? [1790]?. 12°. 45 Bll. Pbd. d. Zt. m. floraler Goldpräg. auf beiden Deckeln, Vollgoldschn. Kanten berieb. Vereinz. stockfl. Alte Besitzeinträge am Vors. u. Tit. Jeda&#146;ja ha-Fenini [ben] Avraham ha-Vaderse [=Jedaja ben Abraham Bedersi (ca.1270 - ca.1340), genannt ha-Penini, franz. jüd. Dichter und Philosoph]; Salomo ben Abraham Adret, auch Aderet, nach seinen Initialen auch Raschba genannt, lebte von 1235 bis 1310 in Barcelona. Er war einer der bedeutendsten jüdischen Gelehrten und Rabbiner seiner Zeit. - Am Titelblatt wird "Dyher[n]furth [Brzeg Dolny] unter der Regierung des frommen und weisen Herren [in jiddisch dann], kiniglicher preisisher wirklicher kriegs- und dirigirender minister iber die shlezishe lande des hoch wohl geboren hern baron vun Hoym eksellents" geannt. Jechiel Michael May war von 1780 bis 1790 Drucker in Dyhrenfurth. Die Herrschaft Dyhernfurth befand sich ab 1770 im Besitz der Familie Hoym.

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        Voyage en Suisse. Traduit de l?Anglois. 3 Volumes.

      chez Letellier, Paris, 1790 - VII- 554pages, VII- 554 p. - IV- 432 p. - III- 463 p., une grande carte dépliante, une carte dépliante du Mont-Blanc, un panorama dépliant des Alpes et 4 planches dépliantes, veau marbré de l?époque, pièce de titre en cuir rouge, pièce de tomaison cuir vert, ornementations dorés, plats avec encadrement de guirlandes dorées. petit domage à la coiffe supérieure du tome 1, autrement reliures en parfait état. aucune déchirure au planches.

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        RARE 1790 De La Tour AP Lost State of Franklin TN

      0001-01-01 00:00:00. Unknown Unknown. Very Good. De La Tour, Louis Brion. Venice, 1790. Single sheet (10.5 x 8.6). Good (usual folds). Carte Des Etats - Unis D&#39;Amerique et du Cours du Mississippi. Fascinating map of the infant United States filled with details of early settlement, forts, and Indian villages as far west as resent day Kansas. Map includes one of the very few appearances of the lost state of FRANKLIN in what is now Tennessee. Hand-Colored. The most notable feature of the map is Frankland in the middle section of the region labeled Caroline Septentrionlale. In 1785, settles in western North Carolina and what would become eastern Tennessee organized a state government to be named in honor of Benjamin Franklin. Congress turned down their appeal but the state maintained a legislature and governor until 1788. This ephemeral state appears on only a small number of maps. Published by N/A

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        "Mary Queen of Scots Vindicated : by John Whitaker, B. D. in FOUR Volumes Including the Scarce Supplementary Volume of Additions and Correctionsan"

      "London : Printed For J. Murray, No 32, Fleet-Street, MDCCXC" "London : Printed For J. Murray, No 32, Fleet-Street, MDCCXC", 1790. "The second edition, enlarged and corrected". "Subject: Mary, Queen of Scots, 1542-1587. ESTC citation no. : T82377. Bookplate of Edward Lord Suffield." "Very good copies all in the original, full aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with the original labels replaced; very impressively finished. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. "

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        Tavole su : cuirs, pelleterie et foureur, savonerie, teinturiere de riviere, teinture des gobelins, impression des etoffes en laine, des toiles peintes.

      Subject: (Pellame - Oli - Tinture). Paris, 1790, cop. muta, con 48 tavole : 26 di cm. 44 x 29, 5 e ventidue di 22 x 29, 5, tutte incise in rame (laboratori, macchinari, operai, utensili, produzione, ecc.)

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        Encyclopedie methodique. Antiquites. Planches. Troisi?me partie. Figures antiques.

      Subject: (Antichit? - Stampe). Paris, Panckoucke, (1790), 8vo leg. mod. tutta tela, pp. 65/173 con tav. 201/308 (tutte di Deseve) inc. in rame. Centotto tavole.

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        Planches de supplement ? .. le Chanure, le Coton, la Laine, le Poil et la Soie.

      Subject: (Seterie e tessuti vari). Paris, 1790, cop. muta, pp. (4) e 21 tavole : 16 di cm. 44 x 29, 5 e cinque di 22 x 29, 5, tutte incise in rame (macchinari per : soierie, carribary ou navette angloise, machine pour : lacs, passementier, lacets, peignes de tisserands, battre et laver les toiles)

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        Encyclopedie methodique. Antiquites. Planches. Seconde partie.

      Subject: (Antichit? - Stampe). Paris, Panckoucke, (1790), 8vo leg. mod. tutta tela, pp. 41/64 con tav. 96/200 bis (tutte di Deseve) inc. in rame. Mancano : 97, 118, 127, 145, 151, 157, 161, 165, 177, 185, 187, 195, 197, 200. Novantaquattro tav. in totale.

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        A Dictionary of the English Language: In Which the Words are Deduced from the Originals, Explained in Their Different Meanings, and Authorized By the Names of the Writers in Whose Works They are Found. Abstracted from the Folio Edition By the Author

      J. F. And C. Riberton, L. Davis, T. Longman, et al, 1790-01-01. Ninth Edition. Hardcover. Acceptable. Rare ninth edition, complete in one volume,of Johnson&#39;s remarkable dictionary. London: J. F. And C. Riberton, L. Davis, T. Longman, et al, 1790. Unpaginated. Leather. Ninth edition. (Stated "First Edition" on copyright page). Fair condition. Spine leather quite chipped away, title is present but well-worn. Area of front board&#39;s outer coating chipped away as well Former owners&#39; names a brief history of the ownership of the book written in different colors of ink on the paste down, tracing it from a woman in 1792 to Manchester, England 1947 with a large gap in between. Dampstaining to fore edge, light wrinkling to upper areas of some pages, and a few light dampstains here and there. Text is all perfectly legible, though. Corners bumped, fraying. Hinge beginning to split at the page beginning with "RAT." A worn but textually-complete 18th century edition of Johnson&#39;s Dictionary.

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        The fortunate escape of Capt. Cook from the furious natives

      London,: circa, 1790.. Engraving, handcoloured, page size approx 160 x 240 mm; tear across the bottom of the plate has been expertly repaired. View from Cook's Second Voyage to the Pacific 1772-1775, showing Cook leaving Erramanga, one of the New Hebrides in 1774 by row boat with hostile natives ashore.Published in Bankes's New System of Geography (1787-1790).

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        Playbill for the production of "The Provocation", staged in Covent Garden

      [London],: 3 November, 1790.. Printed playbill on laid paper, 258 x 210 mm., edges chipped but text completely intact; very good. Rare, seemingly unique, playbill for a performance of one of the earliest theatre productions set in the Pacific, "The Provocation", a pantomime based on the conflict between the English and the Spanish at Nootka Sound, on the west coast of Vancouver Island.Nootka Sound had been an important port of call on Cook's third voyage in 1778, but it was one of his junior officers from the second voyage, James Colnett, who was the central figure in one of the most controversial events in the north Pacific. By the mid-1780s Nootka was set to become a central port in the burgeoning fur trade with China, with traders such as James Hanna and John Meares heading to the region. As a result, the British sent Colnett in the Argonaut to formalise their rights, but he arrived only just before a Spanish vessel commanded by Esteban Jose Martinez, and the Spaniards promptly claimed Colnett's Argonaut and the two accompanying vessels as prizes, basing their actions on the 1494 Treaty of Tordesillas between Spain and Portugal. The Spanish appealed to Louis XVI, the English armed their fleet, and only the French Revolution put paid to the squabble, as the Spanish realised there would be no support forthcoming from France: but 'for a time it seemed that all of Europe would be drawn into war over what, on the face of it, appeared to be an insignificant quarrel between two obscure sea captains' (Manning, p. 284).In England, the apparent victory became a propaganda weapon, probably most famously realised in Robert Dodd's magnificent 1791 engraving of the "Spanish Insult to the British Flag at Nootka Sound". As the present playbill attests, it also became a very popular pantomime in what might be called the "death of Cook" tradition. It was first staged as the more obvious "Nootka Sound", a pantomimic, operatic farce by the successful playwright James Byrne, and then recast in its present form as a balletic pantomime; hence a note here comments that "on account of some scenes which are introduced in the Pantomime, from the Entertainment of Nootka Sound, (performed last season), Half Price will be taken." The balletic version was certainly known to have been satisfyingly patriotic and closely based on the original, with one reviewer commenting on the fact that it was running while negotations between England and Spain were being concluded, and was so obviously political that it might well have been 'got up by the Ministry themselves' (David Worrall, Celebrity, Performance, Reception, p. 127).Part of the rich tradition of plays and pantomimes based on figures like Cook, La Perouse, and Bligh, this Nootka-piece has proved to be rarer than any of them, and we have never handled another playbill relating to it.

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        L&#39;Infante de Zamora Opéra Comique en 3 Actes Parodie sous la Musique de La Frascantana... [Subtitle]: Représenté à versailles devant leurs Majestés et en-suite à Strasbourg, à Brest, à Rouen, à Caen, à Marseilles, à Bordeaux, à Toulouse, &c. &c. &c. par M. Framery. Surintendant de la Musique de Mgr. le Comte d&#39;Artois. [Full score]

      Paris: d&#39;Enouville. [1790]. Folio. Contemporary green vellum boards with dark red rectangular title label gilt with decorative gilt border. 1f. (title), 308 pp. Engraved. From the André Meyer Collection, with collection annotation in blue ink to verso of rear free endpaper. & & Boards worn, spine lacking. Moderately foxed and browned; slight worming to blank inner margin of front free endpaper and title; sewing holes to inner blank margins; lower blank corner of pp. 179/180 torn away with no loss to printed area. . Possible First Edition. Lesure p. 478. BUC p. 756. RISM p. 270. & & "This parody includes music from at least 16 of the original items. It also draws on other music by Paisiello." Robinson p. 185 (giving precedence to this over the Le Duc edition).

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        Poems by Charles James, Esqr. containing, among others, Vanity of Fame, Petrarch to Laura, Acontius to Cydippé, The Year 1800; or, It will be so, Suicide. Second Edition, with Additions. Vol: 1

      London. Printed for T. Cadell..., J. Debrett, and G. G. J. and J. Robinson...[no date]. [?1790.]. 8vo, 202 x 123 mms., pp. xiv, [15], 16 - 144, engraved title-page, original wrappers, uncut; spine slightly defective, covers a bit soiled, but a good copy, with the contemporary autograph "J. Haslewood," i. e., the bibliographer and antiquary Joseph Haslewood (1769 - 1833), whose books were sold at auction in December, 1833. Charles James (d. 1821) wrote a number of well-regarded works, though his writings were eclipsed by the more famous Romantic authors. The collected works were published in two volumes in 1789. This volume is at least curious in that it is stated to be a second edition of volume 1; however, the contents are identical to the copy of volume 2 of the second edition in the British Library. The contents of the BL copy of volume 2 are very different from those in the present volume. Is this a bibliographical anomaly that escaped the eye of the printer and was snapped up as an unconsidered trifle by Haslewood&#39;s keen eye for and attention to the mistakes possible in the printing process?

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        Collections Towards the History and Antiquities of the Town and County of Leicester

      London: John Nichols, 1790 This is part of the material gathered by John Nichols for his outstanding 4 volume work The History of Leicestershire. There are numerous different collations for this work, with some sections available separately. This volume consists of the complete Collections Towards the History and Antiquities of the Town and County of Leicester - with title page - it starts at page 421 to 592. Pages 1 to 426 (there is an overlap) are the History of Hinckley and The History of Aston Flamville which are not present. Pages 593 to 609 is Mr Carte&#39;s Account of Leicester. This is followed by lists of the Abbots if St Marys, Deans of Newark College leading in to Additional Collections for Leicestershire complete to page 1486. The book finishes with an index to page 1508. There is a lot of misnumbering but it is the complete Leicester Section. Superb condition with 52 plates and 3 maps. In fine full leather binding, ex-Libris Trevor Hickman who has published many books on Leicestershire.

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        Mémoires de M. LE DUC DE CHOISEUL, Ancien Ministre de la Marine, de la Guerre & des Affaires étrangères; écrits par lui-même, Et imprimés sous ses yeux, dans son cabinet, à Chanteloup, en 1778.

      À CHANTELOUP ET À PARIS, CHEZ BUISSON 1790 - Deux tomes en un volume, in-8° , [4] 271, [2] 279 pages. Still well bound but cover worn. Apart from some light occasional foxing interior in nice clean condition. Inside front cover is a bookplate of an American University with it's Withdrawn stamp, this is partially covered by the paper slip to take a library card. Title page has Uni name neatly hole punched, hardly noticeable. No other lib marks apart from ref no sticker on bottom of spine. 1 vol ( 2 tomes ) volumes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poems, The Second Edition, Altered and Corrected, With Several Additions

      Exeter: Printed by R. Trewman and Son, For G. G. and J. Robinson..., 1790. 8vo, 178 x 114 mms., pp. 256, ms. correction on page 179, contemporary mottled calf, spine ornately gilt in compartments to a fan motif, red morocco label, and numbering label "1" spine; joints cracked, corners worn, top of spine worn; the numbering label suggest that the volume was uniformly bound with other volumes, though there was never a volume 2 of Downman&#39;s work. The physician and poet Hugh Downman (1740 - 1809) published the poems in this volume in 1768 in The Land of the Muses, in Spenserian stanzas, and that poem begins this volume, though this time it appears also in rhyming couplets. The volume was reviewed in The Monthly Review for 1791, along with the fifth edition of his most popular poem, Infancy, or the Management of Children. The reviewer remarks, "Dr. Downman&#39;s poetry acquires its principal value from the plain and manly good sense with which it everywhere abounds, and which amply compensates for any occasional ruggedness in the metre." The Gentleman&#39;s Magazine commented that "The original poems in this collection, that of The Land of the Muses more particularly, do credit to Dr. D&#39;s genius and abilities, which the additional ones by no means tend to diminish." ESTC T92237 locates copies in BL, Devon and Exeter Institution Library, Exeter Central Library, Bodleian, Reading Univesity; and Harvard Houghton (2). WorldCat, however, locates a number of other copies in North America.

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        The Present State of Hudson&#39;s Bay. Containing a full description of that settlement, and the adjacent country; and likewise of the fur trade, with hints for its improvement, &c. &c

      London: Printed for Charles Stalker, 1790. 8vo. (8 1/8 x 4 7/8 inches). [4],vii,[1],128,133-230pp. Half title. One engraved plate and two folding tables. Bound to style in 18th century russia over period marble paper covered boards, spine ruled in gilt, lettered in the second compartment. Of major importance for Hudson Bay One of the earliest works dealing with the fur trade in western Canada and the Great Lakes region. Umfreville worked for the Hudson&#39;s Bay Company from 1771 to 1782, when he was captured by La Perouse at Fort York. After his release through an exchange of prisoners, he explored and traded in the region west of Lake Superior, in the employ of the North West Company, until 1788, when he went to New York. The text includes a printing of his journal, written during a trip from Montreal to New York, containing many references to the languages of the native Indian tribes, as well as the climate, soil, and natural history of the area. Howes U10, "b;" Streeter Sale 3650; Arctic Bibliography 18187; Sabin 97702; Pilling, Proof-Sheets 3951; TPL 602; Lande 1493; Peel 18.

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        Reflections on the Revolution in France and on the Proceedings in Certain Societies in London Relative to That Event. In a letter intended to have been sent to a gentleman in Paris.

      London Printed for J. Dodsley 1790 - Presentation Copy. First Edition, First Issue. BURKE, Edmund. Reflections on the Revolution in France. and on the Proceedings in Certain Societies in London Relative to That Event. In a letter intended to have been sent to a gentleman in Paris. London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1790. First edition, first issue of Burke's masterpiece, presentation copy. With points: B8, E2, F6, H2 and H3 are cancels, [A]2 is state a with the ornamental flower pointing to the right; the title is in state a, with the "M" in the imprint immediately below the first "D" of "Dodsley"; and 2A2 is in state x with no press figure. Inscribed, possible by the publisher or an emanuensis, on the title-page: "To Sir William Lee Bart. From the Author." Octavo (8 5/8 x 5 3/8 inches; 219 x 135 mm). iv, 356 pp. 19th-century half sheep over marbled boards. Original bluish-gray drab wrappers bound-in to front and back. Some wear at corners and joints, spine a but scuffed. Some occasional pale spotting along top edge. Overall a very nice copy. Provenance: William Lee, Bart. (presentation inscription on title-page); Archibald Philip Primrose, fifth earl of Rosebery, Prime Minister of England, 1894-95 (ALS to Rosebery from John Morley tipped-in, small Rosebery/Durdans blind stamp on title-page and p. 99, gift inscription on verso of front wrapper); armorial bookplate. Burke, a philosopher who desired justice for America but rejected Jefferson's doctrines, was very moved by the French Revolution of 1789. "To Burke an absorption with the end and neglect of the means was the most dreadful of sins. His anger and distrust were exacerbated by the dread that the aims, principles, methods and language which he detested in France might infect the people of England. This it was which provoked the Reflections, in which his distrust of the 'Perfectabilitarians' and of mere destructive criticism of institutions was magnificently voiced. To the view that the old regime was so rotten that wholesale revolution was necessary, Burke replied that any revolution that did not bring real liberty, which comes from the administration of justice under a settled constitution without bias from the mob, was no liberty. In the eternal debate between the ideal and the practical, the latter never had a more powerful or moving advocate" (PMM). Grolier, 100 English, 63. Printing and the Mind of Man 239. Rothschild 522. Todd 53a. HBS 66564. $15,000 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A Manuscript Commonplace Book of Poetry, Epigrams, Anecdotes, Riddles, &c., some prose pieces and an interesting collection of articles taken and copied from Newspapers and Magazines from the Northern part of England.

      Manchester area? c - 1811 1790 - 8vo., 367 pages written throughout in one neat sloping hand, two thirds of the pages containing the Newspaper articles and prose pieces written from one end of the volume, and the remaining pages containing the poetry written from the other end of the volume, the whole (which is lacking the first page of the Newspaper articles) is unbound. A most interesting collection of articles mostly collected from obscure sources which gives an interesting insight into the reading of John Faulkner, an educated man. The Newspaper and Magazine articles are mostly taken from the Chester Chronicle, Sheffield Register or Manchester Gazetteer. Faulkner has written as a preamble to the collection :- " Jno Faulkner's Book Steal not this Book for fear of shame Mr Faulkner is the owners name And if you do it steal away Remember! at the last great Day That Jesus Christ will to you say Where is that Book you stole away From Jno Faulkner." [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Map of the Kingdom of Denmark with the Duchy of Holstein. By William Faden, Geographer to the King. MDCCXC.

      London, Printed for Willm. Faden, Charing Cross, August 2, 1790. Kobberstik. 71 x 52 cm. Koloreret. - Stort og imponerende Danmarkskort med et væld af stednavne.. William Faden (1750-1836). Kartograf, forlægger og kongelig geograf

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