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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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        Voyage en Suisse. Traduit de l'anglois par M. Villiam Coxe, Recteur de Bemerton, Membre de la Societe imperiale & economique de Petersburg; de l'Academie royale des Sciences de Petersbourg, &c. Traduit de l'anglais.

      Letellier, Libraire, Paris 1790 - "in-8° (196x120 mm); leg. in mezza pelle con piccoli angoli, di colore bruno chiaro leggermente maculata in bruno scuro; dorso a cinque nervi, con preziosi decori dorati nei sei compartimenti, compreso quello ove si trova il titolo dorato su pelle rosso bordeaux, numerazione dei tomi dorata su pelle verde entro uno dei compartimenti; carte ai piatti di colore sabbia spruzzate di colore nero (usurate); tagli di color giallo chiaro; 3 vol.; pp. VII, 454; IV ("Table des lettres" du premier volume, erronemaente rilegato con il secondo vol.), III, 432; 463; tre graziose xilografie ai rispettivi frontespizi; testatine xilografate; 7 tavole in b.n. f.t. di grande formato: al primo vol. una tavola in b/n più volte ripiegata tra la prefazione ed il testo, cm 73 x 53 ("Carte de la Suisse où l'on a marqué les routes suivies par Mr. Wil. Coxe, dans ses quatre voyages en 1776, 1779, 1785 et 1786"), una tav. b/n f.t. più volte ripiegata ("Elevation geometrique du pont de bois de Wettingen"), una tav. in b/n f.t. ripiegta ("Vue des Lacs de Thun et de Brientz, prise du sommet du Niess"); al secondo vol. una tav. in b/n f.t. più volte ripiegata ("Bouquetin male " e "Tete de Boquetin "), una tav. in b/n f.t. più volte ripiegata ("Tete du Vautour Barbu ."), una lunga tav. in b/n f.t. più volte ripiegata, lungh. cm 65 ("Vue des Alpes prise des environs de Berne"); al terzo vol. una tav. in b/n f.t. più volte ripiegata, cm 50 x 41 ("Mont Blanc et Alpes adjacentes"). Prima edizione in francese dell'opera originale di William Coxe, edita a Londra nel 1789, presentata sotto forma di cronaca epistolare, molto interessante per la quantità di notizie scientifiche in essa riportate riguardo la Svizzera e per i capitoli riguardanti il Monte Bianco e le sue ascensioni; alla fine del terzo tomo è riportata un catalogo della fauna svizzera menzionata nel testo ("Faunula helvetica ou Catalogue des quadrupèdes, des oiseaux, des amphibies, des poissons & des animaux testacées de la Suisse .") e un itinerario dettagliato dei viaggi effettuati dall'autore in Svizzera; da notare che nel testo sono riportati interessanti riferimenti a località della Lombardia (Como, Colico, Chiavenna, ecc.) dove l'autore ha viaggiato nel luglio 1779. William Coxe (1747-1828), è stato uno storico inglese e sacerdote che ha servito come compagno di viaggio e tutore di nobiltà dal 1771 al 1786. Scrisse numerose opere storiche e cronache di viaggio. Ordinato diacono nel 1771, ha lavorato come rettore e poi arcidiacono di Bemerton vicino a Salisbury dal 1786 fino alla sua morte. Rif.: IT\ICCU\VIAE\007063 - LO1E\015804 - LO1E\015805 - VIAE\007064 (5 copie). OCLC, 715505927. Cond.: Tracce d'uso alla legatura (agli angoli, alle carte dei piatti, ad una cuffia); leggerissime bruniture ad alcune pagine e lievi mancanze senza perdite di testo; opera completa ed in perfette condizioni generali. -- FIRST FRENCH EDITION OF THE ORIGINAL WORK, PRESENTED IN THE FORM OF CHRONICLE CORRESPONDENCE, ABOUT THE TRAVELS MADE BY COXE IN SWITZERLAND. Traces of use to the binding (at corners, at paper on boards and at one spine-edge); light browning at some pages and minor failures with no loss of text; otherwise, complete copy, in very good condition. -- 3 vol., demi-veau à petits coins de l'époque (coins lég. émoussés, papier des plats frotté), dos à 5 nerfs guillochés dorés (coiffe sup. du t. II défect.), entrenerfs fleuronnés dorés, étiq. de cuir rouge ou vert, tr. jaunes, (qqs lég. rouss., bruniss. ou souill., qqs ff. un peu froissés; table des lettres du t. I reliée dans le t. II). Bon ex. Edition originale de la traduction de "Travels in Switzerland" (Londres 1789). Présenté sous forme épistolaire, l'ouvr. de Coxe (1747-1828) reprend les lettres de son 1er voyage (1776) parues en 1779 en y incorporant les observations faites lors de 3 autres voyages. Ill. de 2 grandes cartes dépliantes ("Carte de la Suisse où l'on a marqué les routes suivies par Mr. Wil. Coxe, dans ses quatre voyages en 1776, 17" 165 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Histoire de la Ste-Chapelle royale du Palais, enrichie de planches ; (.) présentée à l'Assemblée-Nationale, par l'auteur, le 1er juillet 1790.

      Paris, Clousier, Prault 1790 - in-4, IV-307-218 pp., [6] ff. n. ch. de privilège et tables, avec 17 planches hors-texte, dont un frontispice et 2 plans, manque le feuillet de classement des gravures que l'on trouve normalement soit au début, soit à la fin, cartonnage crème, dos lisse orné de filets dorés, pièce de titre brique (reliure de l'époque). Chanrière supérieure fendillée, dos passé. Unique édition de cet ouvrage rare et important, en ce que le travail du chanoine Morand donne un tableau précis tant du bâtiment que du chapitre le desservant. Sa rareté a souvent été mise en avant, et une partie des exemplaires aurait été détruite peu après l'impression : à ce sujet, courent des anecdotes plus ou moins bizarres, qui ont un air non équivoque d'inventions postérieures. Il est plus probable que la sortie du livre coïncidant avec l'effervescence politique que l'on sait, et son sujet étant à la gloire d'une institution monarchique assez archaïque, il soit tout simplement passé inaperçu. En tout cas, le contexte de l'ouvrage est bien identifiable : un arrêté royal du 11 mai 1787 suspendit, pour des raisons budgétaires, le traitement des desservants, ce qui mit fin, bien avant la Révolution, au service liturgique régulier de la Sainte-Chapelle, institution royale, non financée par le produit des dîmes à l'instar de la plupart des autres établissements cultuels. Après le 14 juillet 1789 (donc après la date où la légende place l'impression du livre), l'Assemblée Nationale s'empara de la question et commandita un rapport au chanoine Morand, déjà chargé en 1787 de l'inventaire des titres de la Chapelle et bon connaisseur des archives du monument. Ce rapport, présenté le 1er juillet 1790, forme la matière de notre ouvrage. Brunet III, 1888. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Recueil de onze textes.

      Slnd, - in-8, bradel papier marbré (rel. moderne).Recueil composé de : - Projet de décret proposé à l'Assemblée Nationale par le Comité des Domaines ; au rapport de M. Enjubault de La Roche, membre de ce comité. A Paris, Chez Baudouin, 1790, 27 pp. Rousseurs. - Barère de Vieuzac (M.). Rapport sur la vente et aliénation des domaines de la couronne, fait au nom du Comité des Domaines, dans la séance du samedi 10 avril 1790. A Paris, de l'Imprimerie Nationale, s.d. (1790), 63 pp. - La Rochefoucauld (M. de). Rapport fait au nom du Comité chargé de l'aliénation des domaines nationaux. A Paris, Chez Baudouin, 1790, 17 pp. - Décret rendu le 14 mai 1790, sanctionné par le roi, le 17 du même mois, sur la vente des domaines nationaux, précédé du rapport fait à l'Assemblée Nationale, par M. de Delley d'Agier, au nom du Comité chargé de l'aliénation de ces biens ; et suivi, 1° de l'Instruction présentée au nom du Comité, par M. Bouteville Dumetz, décrétée par l'Assemblée, le 31 du même mois, et approuvée par sa majesté, le 3 juin ; 2° du Modèle de soumission ; 3° d'une Instruction pour le calcul des annuités. A Paris, De l'Imprimerie Nationale, 1790, 33 pp. - [Talleyrand]. Opinion de M. l'évêque d'Autun, sur la vente des biens domaniaux. Du 13 juin 1790. A Paris, de l'Imprimerie Nationale, s.d. (1790), 11 pp. Rousseurs. - Merlin (M.). Rapport fait à l'Assemblée Nationale, le 18 juillet 1790, au nom du Comité de l'Aliénation des biens nationaux, sur quelques réformes à faire dans certaines coutumes, pour faciliter la vente de ces biens. A Paris, Chez Baudouin, s.d. (1790), 16 pp. - Rapport fait au nom du Comité chargé de l'Aliénation des domaines nationaux. S.l.n.d., (1790), 30 pp. Manque la page de titre. - Rapport fait à l'Assemblée Nationale, au nom du Comité d'Aliénation, sur la nécessité et les moyens de simplifier le mode de paiement des Domaines nationaux, et celui du seizième, revenant aux municipalités, et des frais de vente, etc. A Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, s.d. (1791), 63 pp. - Décret de l'Assemblée Nationale, du 10 octobre 1790, sur la vente aux municipalités des domaines nationaux, sanctionné par le roi le du même mois. S.l.n.d., (1790), paginé 9 à 11. - Enjubault de La Roche (M.). Rapport fait à l'Assemblée Nationale, au nom du Comité des Domaines, sur les formalités que doivent observer les échangistes des domaines nationaux dont les contrats ne sont point encore consommés. Pour servir de suite à la loi du 1er décembre 1790. A Paris, de l'Imprimerie Nationale, 1791, 17 pp. - Barère (M.). Rapport sur les domaines nationaux à réserver au roi, fait au nom des comités des domaines, de féodalité, des pensions et des finances, dans la séance du jeudi, 26 mai 1791. A Paris, de l'Imprimerie Nationale, 1791, 18 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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        Pièces intéressantes et peu connues, pour servir à l'histoire et à la littérature. Par M. D.L.P. Nouvelle édition.

      Bruxelles, et se trouve à Paris, Prault, 1785-1790, - 8 vol. in-12. veau blond, dos lisses ornés de filets, guirlandes, grecques et fleurons dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison noires, encadrement de double filet doré sur les plats, guirlande dorée sur les coupes, tranches marbrées, dentelle intérieure (rel. du début du XIXe s.). Quelques épidermures, mais bon exemplaire, décoratif. Seconde édition, la première étant parue à partir de 1781. Ancien élève du collège anglais de Saint-Omer, tenu par les Jésuites, Pierre-Antoine de La Place (1707-1793), de religion réformée, fut un littérateur fécond, trop diront certains, qui se fit connaître surtout comme l'un des premiers traducteurs de Shakespeare et des autres auteurs élisabéthains en français. Il vécut à Paris dans un petit cercle d'épicuriens plus ou moins athées : Boindin, Boismorand, Caylus, Crébillon, Piron, Duclos ; et il faisait partie de plusieurs sociétés "badines" dont celle des Dominicains Cette compilation constitue plutôt un recueil d'ana qu'un périodique ou un recueil scientifique à proprement parler. On y retrouve cependant la manière de celuis qui fut directeur du Mercure et du Nouveau Choix : abondance d'anecdotes historiques et littéraires, traductions de l'anglais, vers et épitaphes, lettres inédites (tirées des archives de Duclos pour le volume I, puis de la correspondance du Mercure). Comme dans le Nouveau Choix, les emprunts à Prévost sont nombreux. I. VIII-464 pp. - II. X-484-[2] pp. - III. [4]-491 pp., avec de la musique notée in fine". - IV. [4]-XII-486 pp., avec de la musqiue notée. - V. [4]-516 pp. - VI. [4]-XII-516 pp. - VII. VIII-526 pp. - VIII. VIII-504 pp.

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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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        Parnaso Italiano

      Antonio Zattae Figli, Venice 1790 - Twenty volumes out of a set of 56 volumes of Italian poetry and drama, largely from the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries. Volumes 36 t0 51 run sequentially and are all bound in blue leather with gold outlines, volume numbers and gilded page edges. Bindings show some wear at the edges but are basically sound. Pages too are in good condition for age with some occasional staining. There are some illustrations, varying with contents [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Commentaries on the Laws of England . . . the First Worcester Edition . . . Containing the Last Corrections of the Author, the Additions by Richard Burn . . . and Continued to the Present Time [etc.]. Eller 83 [her copy imperfect]; Lauechli 134

      Printed . . . by Isaiah Thomas, Sold at His Bookstore [etc.], Worcester 1790 - Contemporary speckled sheep, front joint of volume one loose, the set quite rubbed with some chipping to the spine ends; a usable set The first American duodecimo edition and the first to be printed by Isaiah Thomas, with the preface and postscript lacking in Eller's copy; with the engraving of Blackstone published by Harrison & Co. in 1795 [Baker v] affixed to the front pastedown

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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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        The Angler's Museum; or, the whole art of float and fly fishing.

      1790 - John Fielding. [c. 1790]. 12mo. Contemporary full tree calf, spine with gilt rules and red morocco gilt lettering piece; pp. viii + 135 + [1, ads.], engraved frontispiece portrait of the angler John Kirby; frontispiece and title page a little browned, otherwise very clean, very good. Provenance: front pastedown with the "Ex Bibliotheca Piscatoria Ohlsoni" bookplate of Eric A. Ohlson, founder of Thulin and Ohlson antiquarian bookdealers in Gothenburg, Sweden. Third edition. The first edition was in 1784 and sold rapidly. Shirley devotes a whole chapter to float fishing. Westwood & Satchell p. 194. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        TRAVELS IN THE TWO SICILIES IN THE YEARS 1777, 1778, 1779, AND 1780

      London: J. Nichols for T. Cadell, and P. Elmsly, 1790. Second edition. The boards are chipped and frayed but complete; the contents are very good with some browning and spotting to the preliminaries. Second edition. Four volumes. lxviii, 307p; xi, 359p; viii, 414p; viii, 394p. Illustrated with twenty-four etched and aquatint plates including a Map of the Two Sicilies and a Chronological Table of the Sovereigns of the Two Sicilies. Bound in the original publisher's paper-covered boards. Housed in a new custom solander box with leather spine label gilt. Lowndes V:2562.

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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, alongside his father, against the forces of Taira no Kiyomori and Minamoto no Yoshitomo, his brother. The palace was set afire and Tametomo was forced to flee. . After the Hogen Rebellion, the Taira cut the sinews of Tametomo's left arm, limiting the use of his bow, and then he was banished to the island of Oshima in the Izu Islands. Tametomo eventually committed suicide, ceremonial Seppku. He is possibly the first warrior to commit Seppuku in the chronicles. In doing this, he set the gold standard for loyalty. . RARITY: This title seldom is found. There were very few books published about the Ryukyu Islands during the 18th-19th centuries. . *** CONDITION: The book is in its original worn, faded and rubbed covers. The title slip is calligraphic on white paper. The contents are clean and solid. About two-thirds of the upper margin corners have been restored from the verso in the distant past. There is no impact on the text or illustrations. Some pages are 'thumbed' in the corners, there are a few small brushed ink spots, marks and the like here and there all of minimal impact. There is no worming, by and large, the book is solidly bound, stable and firm being 227 years old. . *** REFERENCE: KERLEN, H.: CATALOGUE OF PRE-MEIJI JAPANESE BOOKS & MAPS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS IN THE NETHERLANDS, p.557, # 1362. . With a variant title reading: "RYUKYU BANASHI." RYUKYU STORIES. Geography of the Ryukyu Islands. He cites a Kyoto later edition: ANSEI 7th year [1795] edition, He reads Morishima's first name as "Nakara," instead of Churyo, a more common reading of the Kanji [Japanese characters] name. * KSM: [shi/history] * http://manwe.lib.u-ryukyu.ac.jp/d-archive/s/viewer?&cd=00021 290. * Minamoto Tametomo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minamoto_no_Tametomo * CHUZAN SEIKAN [1650], Sho Shoken is the first history of Ryukyu. It states that he made his way down to Okinawa during his exile and sired the first known chief of Chuzan, "Shunten." . Written after Invasion of Ryukyu [1609], this narrative was probably constructed to connect and legitimize the relation of Japan's imperial family with the Ryukyu Islands. During the Meiji period the myth was considered as an official and historical fact for the Japanese "legitimacy" and "sovereign right" of the annexation of the Ryukyu Kingdom in 1879. . Above cited in: Kerr, George.: OKINAWA: The History of an Island People, p.52, 2000. * Yoshitoshi [Taiso] [artist], did a color woodblock print in 1890, depicting "Minamoto no Tametomo Chasing Away Demons." * Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morishima_Ch%C5%ABry%C5%8D * https://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Morishima_ Churyo. This work is cited and illustrated at this site. . http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=File:Ryukyu dan.JPG . *** .

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        Essai sur la composition et l'ornement des jardins; ou receuil de plans de jardins de ville et de campagne, de fabriques propres a leur décoration, et de machines pour élever les eaux. Ouvrage faisant suite à l'Almanach du bon jardinier.Paris, Audot, 1818. 12mo. With 46 engraved plates (including which 17 folding; numbered 1-44, plus 36 and 41 bis). Contemporary tree calf, gold-tooled spine and board edges.

      - Barbier II, col. 237; Ganay 186; Springer, Bibl. overzicht, pp. 79-80 (cf. p. 77). First edition of a finely illustrated work on garden design and layout. The first 78 pages contain the Essai, which refers often to the illustrations bound in at the end of the work. The author gives a general introduction on gardens and objects which can be used for adornment, such as bridges, all sorts of buildings, fountains, etc. This part is followed by a section with tables of edible plants, ornamental plants, low, medium and high trees, bushes etc. Guiol specifies for each species the preferable type of soil, whether it needs sun or shade, height, colour, flowering time, etc. With the general indications, the information of the tables and the examples of possible layouts, labyrinths, bridges, pavilions, temples, fountains and other possible garden constructions, the reader is equipped with sufficient knowledge to lay out a garden.With the engraved armorial bookplate of Lucas de Lestanville, that is probably Frédéric Louis Lucas de Lestanville (1790-1860). Binding rubbed, with some damage near the lower part of the hinge of the back board, spine discoloured, but still firm and with the spine still attractive. Internally in very good condition.

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        Veduta del Tempio delle Camene.

      Rome c. 1790 - Etching with drypoint. Dimensions: 480 by 715mm. (19 by 28 inches). For the "Veduta di Roma", posthumous Rome edition.

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        La Nouvelle Maison Rustique, ou economie rurale, pratique et générale de tous biens de campagne

      Two volumes. Full period calf. Gilt titles to labels to spine. Engraved frontispiece, 41 engraved plates, 5 folding plates and 15 woodcut illustrations. ubjects covered range from the initial purchase and setting up of a country estate, to advice on all aspects of country living: the keeping of chickens, geese, ducks, swans and (strangely) pelicans, pheasants, peacocks; horses; beef and dairy cows, sheep and goats, pigs, bee-keeping. The second part is devoted to advice on arable farming, what to grow and how; the management of forest and marshland; notes on the use of ornamental trees and finishes with hints on trading in the produce of the estate. The second volume is presented in two main parts: the first deals with all aspects of the garden (ornamental, kitchen, herb and fruit), the grape vine and other fruits used to produce drinks. The final part covers hunting and other country pursuits. Louis Liger was the author of a number of works on domestic economy & agriculture.

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        Spaccato interno della Basilica di S. Paolo fuori della Mura.

      Rome c. 1790 - Etching with drypoint. Dimensions: 420 by 610mm. (16.50 by 24 inches). From the "Veduta di Roma", posthumous Rome edition.

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        Picturae Peristyli Vaticani, manus Raphaelis Sanci in tabulis aereis nova cura expressae, chartisque redditae anno M.DCC.LXXXX.

      Opus immortalitate dignissimum quod honori D.N. Pii VI Pontificis Maximi restitutoris felicium saeculorum Petr. Paulus Montagnanus dedicat devotus sanctitati maiestatique eius et cuius munificentia artes ingenuae revixere cum eo vivat in omne aevum simul aeterno idem praeconio benefacta optimi principis posteritati testetur. Rome : [1790]. Oblong folio (382 x 485 mm), white cloth bound boards (discoloured) lettered in gilt 'Raphael's Pictures', armorial bookplate for Lawrence W. Adamson to front pastedown, engraved title page, 52 copperplate engravings, occasional foxing. A folio of engravings by Petrini, Carattoni, Mochetti, Coccini and other artists, after the work of Raphael. A pencil note to the pastedown indicated this volume was purchased at the auction held at Linden Hall, near Newcastle, Westmoreland in May 1963.

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