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

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

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

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

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        Vedute del Museo Pio-Clementino.

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

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

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

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

      Paris: Chez Fabre 1790 - 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. The binding is clean and presentable, if a little rubbed. The front hinges to both volumes are weak, with cracking to the hinges, but still holding on. Internally, both books are clean and tidy throughout. A lovely pair of volumes. The plates are in very nice condition. Louis Liger was the author of a number of works on domestic economy & agriculture. xvi, 848., viii, 836. xxx, [ii]. pp [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        A Lecture on Heads, by the Celebrated George Stevens; Which has been exhibited upwards of Three Hundred successive Nights to crowded Audiences, and met with the most universal Applause.

      printed for J. Pridden, at No.100 in Fleet-Street, London - Folding engraved frontispiece. 8vo. [215 x 130 x 21 mm]. 18pp. Bound c.1790 in half calf, marbled paper sides, smooth spine divided into six panels by two thick gilt fillets, lettered in the longer second panel on a green goatskin label, the others with a gilt centre tool, plain endleaves and edges. Without the final advertisement leaf. Short tear in inner margin of frontispiece and closely cut, just touching a few letters at the fore-edge on p.6. Originally published in 1764, this is one of ten editions with Pridden's name. In this edition there is no press figure on p.10 and the title-page ornament contains a head facing right. ESTC locates seven copies, at the British Library, Cambridge, California State Library, Lilly Library, Princeton University, Rice University and University of Toronto. Bound with: THICKNESSE (Philip, senior). Queries to Lord Audley, (Second Edition). 8vo. 8pp. [London? 1782?] With ink initials "P.T." at the foot of the title and signature "P. Thicknesse" at the end of the text. One of two editions - the first has 14 pp and ESTC locates six copies (British Library, Cambridge, Oxford, New York Public Library, UCLA and Yale). Only four copies of this second edition have been located, at the British Library, Merton College Oxford, University of Saskatchewan and Yale. An angry series of queries directed by the Bath eccentric Philip Thicknesse (1719-1792) to his son George, who had inherited the Baronetcy of Audley from his uncle in 1777. Amongst his misdemeanours George had seduced and ruined a Miss Walker at Bristol. In his will Philip stipulated that his right hand be cut off and delivered to George, "to remind him of his duty to God after having so long abandoned the duty he owed to a father, who once so affectionately loved him". And: [TICKELL (Richard)]. The Green Box of Monsieur De Sartine, Found at Mademoiselle Du The's Lodgings. From the French of the Hague Edition. Revised and Corrected by those of Leipsic and Amsterdam. The Fourth Edition. 8vo. [1]f, 71, [1] pp. London: sold by A. Becket, and R. Faulder, 1779 Without the half-title. One of five editions published in London in 1779; there was also a Dublin edition. ESTC locates 20 copies of this fourth edition. A political satire purporting to be the correspondence of De Sartine with Franklin and others. And: [WILLIAMS (David)]. Royal Recollections on a Tour to Cheltenham, Gloucester, Worcester, and Places Adjacent, in the Year 1788. The Seventh Edition. 8vo. [1]f, 107, [1]. London: printed for James Ridgway, 1788 Without the half-title. The seventh of 12 editions to be published in London in 1788. ESTC locates five copies, at the British Library, John Rylands Library, National Trust, Columbia University and University of Kansas. A fictitious diary, professing to have been written by George III, but actually by Rev. David Williams, a Unitarian Minister. And: CALET (Jean Jacques). A True and Minute Account of the Destruction of the Bastile; by Jean Jaques Calet, A French Protestant: who had been a Prisoner there upwards of Twenty Years, and who received his Liberty on, and who assisted at the Demolition of that Infamous Prison. Translated from the French, by an English Gentleman. Aquatint frontispiece. 8vo. [3]ff, 61pp. London: printed by W. Browne and J. Warren, and sold for the Author by C. Stalker, J. Walter, and all the Booksellers in Town and Country, 1789 Without a half-title. ESTC locates 10 copies, at the British Library, Cambridge, Oxford, DePaul University, Harvard (two), McMaster (two), University of Missouri and University of Texas. The French title has not been traced. The five titles are lettered in abbreviated form on the spine. The last piece is a little foxed, and there are few uneven margins but the volume is in fine condition. Two separate pieces of marbled paper were used on the rear cover - a case of "waste not, want not".

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        Critik [Kritik] der reinen Vernunft.

      Riga Verlag Johann Friedrich Hartknoch 1790 - 3. verbesserte Aufl.; ca 21x13 cm; XLIV, 884 Seiten; neuerer Halbledereinband [aus altem Material] mit Rückenschild (Vorsatzblätter etwas stockfleckig, Titeblatt gering stockfleckig; sonst guter Zustand) Reihe: Werke in sechs Bänden, Band 2. 0,000 gr. Philosophie

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        A Collection of Ordinances and Regulations for the Government of the Royal Household, made in Divers Reigns. From King Edward III, to King William and Queen Mary. Also Receipts in Ancient Cookery

      London, Printed for the Society of Antiquaries by John Nichols, 1790. Quarto, xxii, 476 pages. Later binder's cloth, with all edges trimmed a little; scattered pale foxing; an excellent copy with the large bookplate of the Library of the Royal Artillery Institution on the pastedown. Pages 423-476 are 'Ancient Cookery. From a ms. in the Library of the Royal Society', and the prefatory note is worth quoting at length: 'The ms. from which the following pages are transcribed, is without title or date, or the name of the author. It is bound up with some other treatises upon Regimen and Medicine ... And it is evident from the hand, that these treatises were written ... early in the 15th century: but they were probably then transcribed from originals, which had been long before composed by persons of fame and celebrity in the practice of Regimen and Cookery'.

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        The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay; with an Account of the Establishment of the Colonies of Port Jackson & Norfolk Island; compiled from Authentic Papers, which have been obtained from the several Departments, to which are added, The Journals of Lieuts. Shortland, Watts, Ball, & Capt. Marshall; with an Account of their New Discoveries... Second Edition

      London: Stockdale, 1790. In lovely condition: a superb copy.. Quarto, portrait and engraved title, seven folding engraved charts and 46 engraved plates; some light offsetting from the plates as is to be expected; a splendid copy, with wide margins, in contemporary polished marbled calf, flat spine banded in gilt, red leather label. A beautiful copy of the very scarce well revised and re-organised second edition of the classic account of Australian first settlement. The publisher, Stockdale, had been unhappy with the slightly disorganised nature of his 1789 first edition of this official account; he discarded the first edition sheets within a few months, issuing this new version both in parts and in volume form (a single copy of the parts version is known today, in the Mitchell Library). A clever publisher, he neatly makes a virtue of both the new and the old editions: 'Nothing seems to be required', he writes, 'in sending out this second edition, but to give assurance, that the alterations made in it, are such only as, while they raise in some degree the value of the present publication, cannot materially depreciate the former'.This should properly be seen as the "best edition" of the work, at any rate in its uncoloured form. Apart from the re-arrangement and general improvement, Stockdale adds a really substantial and significant appendix, largely reprinting his own publication, the anonymous 1787 History of New Holland. It is accompanied by the fine "New Chart of New Holland", coloured in outline and with an inset map of Botany Bay, that he had prepared for that 1787 publication. The new sub-title for the Appendix reads 'Appendix Continued. The History of New Holland, from its first discovery in MDCXVI, to the present time. And a Discourse on Banishment, by the Right Honourable Lord Aukland [sic]. Illustrated with a chart of New Holland, and a plan of Botany Bay. MCCCXC'.This edition is very much scarcer than the first. It has its own List of Subscribers which is fairly modest, numerous booksellers making single-digit orders - apart from Symonds, presumably H.D. Symonds the radical and opportunistic operator, early publisher of Barrington, who orders a staggering 400 copies. This may well be an indication that the publication had largely been pre-sold to Symonds who, as Nathan Garvey points out (private correspondence), 'had lashed out for 12 copies of Hunter's Historical Journal in 1793... One contemporary reference to Symonds refers to his "extensive country trade" and alludes to wholesale dealings, which might help explain this...'. Garvey points out that Stockdale was issuing teasing advertisements for the second edition, and soliciting subscribers, from early August 1789 but by the time the second edition actually appeared in March of 1790 dedicated advertising for it quickly ceased suggesting that it had largely sold out. Within three months Stockdale was advertising an octavo, later "third", edition. Provenance: R.D. Steedman, Nescastle-upon-Tyne bookseller; R. David Parsons, with booklabel; private collection (Sydney).

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        POEMS, DRAMATIC AND MISCELLANEOUS

      Boston: I. Thomas and E.T. Andrews, 1790. 252pp. 12mo. Half calf and marbled boards, leather label. Early unobtrusive perforation stamp on titlepage. Light tanning and foxing. Very good. First edition of this significant collection of early American verse, dedicated to George Washington. The author was an intimate of John and Abigail Adams, and moved in high circles in Massachusetts; she was born into the prominent Otis family, and later married the brother of Dr. Joseph Warren. This is the earliest work published under her name, although she wrote a number of plays earlier. Included herein are two verse plays, "The Sack of Rome" and "Ladies of Castile," as well as a large selection of miscellaneous poems. She is best remembered for her writings on the United States Constitution and her three volume history of the American Revolution. Rare. EVANS 23035. WEGELIN (POETRY) 417. WEGELIN (PLAYS), p.78.

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        Tempio antico volgarmente detto della Salute su la via d'Albano, cinque miglia lontan da Roma. l'opera con tutt' i suoi ornamenti è di terra cotta, è l Capitello A è composito a differenza di tti. gli altr

      Italy Rome c. 1790 - Etching with engraving, 41 x 60 cm (16 x 24 inches), on laid paper with crowned fleur-de-lys and Bracciano watermarks, third state with the price erased, [Hind 71, between I & II; F.776; W-E.204]. Dimensions: 410 by 560mm. (16.25 by 22 inches). For the "Veduta di Roma", posthumous Rome edition. This edifice, known as a temple to Salus, goddess of public health, the daughter of Aesculapius, was actually a tomb, built in 312 AD, outside the city on the via Latina, the road to Albano. It is typically exaggerated in scale to emphasis the commanding style, itself accurately rendered.

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        Planches Pour L'Abrege D'Histoire Naturelle. Tome I: Quadrupedes, Premiere Partie

      Aux Deux-Ponts Chez Sanson et Compagnie 1790 - Title page, followed by 138 hand colored plates of quadrupeds. Modern binding with brown leather over spine and corners, and blue marbled paper over boards. Raised spine bands and no lettering or decoration on spine. Scattered mostly light, but sometimes moderate, foxing and offsetting. A previous booksellers penciled notations on blank page following free end leaf. Circular inked institutional stamp on title page. Covers remain Fine, and volume is overall tight and intact. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        View of Venice]. Area S. Josephi, cum Templo S. Nicolai ad Castrum (Plate no II).

      Venice: c 1790 - Engraving after drawings by Canaletto. Overall dimensions 55.5cm by 40.5cm. "Self-styled as painter, architect, and engraver, Visentini enjoyed a long career in Venice where he was connected to the Academia and to the artistic and publishing circle centred around Consul Joseph Smith. Visentini's etchings are distinguished in the confidence and authority of their perspectival projection and etched line. Visentini's buildings seldom sag and never "sink" under their own weight into the water of the canals as they occasionally might in the work of Carlevaris and Mariechi. Canaletto's compositions are quite various and are refreshingly dramatic in the contrast between the large foreground buildings and the smaller ones in the receding perspective. These views were crucial to forming the image of Venice in the mind of its visitors" (Millard).

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        Beschrijving en Afbeeldingen van de beste soorten van Appelen en Peeren, meest geacht en zorgvuldigst aangekweekt in Duitschland, in Frankrijk, in Engeland, en in de XVII. Provintien. Met eene Voorreden van Johannes Florentius Martinet. WAARBIJ: Beschrijving van Vruchtboomen en Vruchten, die men in hoven plant en onderhoudt, met derzelver verschillende naamen, voortteeling, groeiplaatzen, aankweeking, huishoudelijk gebruik, wijze van uitleggen, en toebereiding. Na eene veeljaarige ondervinding opgesteld. Met naar het leven geteekende en gekoleurde afbeeldingen. WAARBIJ: Beschrijving van Plantagie-Gewassen, die men in hoven aankweekt, zo om te dienen tot sieraad bij het maaken van laanen, cingels, heggen, berçeaux, kabinetten, pyramide, slin

      Amsterdam, Johannes Allart, en Willem Holtrop, en te Dordrecht, Jan de Leeuw, en Jan Krap 1790 - 3 werken in 1 band, (VIII) 56, (4) 70, (4) 87 (4) p. Origineel half Leer met ribben, Folio (Zijkant rug en de platten plaatselijk gerestaureerd, stukje van de marge van gravure 9 van het tweede werk gescheurd. Verzameling van de drie beroemde teelt- en hovenierswerken door de Duitse hovenier Johann Hermann Knoop, ca.1700-1769. De werken, tevens uitgegeven als Pomologia, Fructologia en Dendrologia, bevatten een beschrijving van resp. appel- en perensoorten, allerlei vruchten zoals pruimen, kersen en perziken, en planten voor het aanleggen van siertuinen en parken. Het eerste werk is geïllustreerd met 20 uitvouwbare gravures, het tweede werk met 19 uitvouwbare gravures, allen origineel handgekleurd zoals uitgegeven. Een net en compleet exemplaar met aantrekkelijk en opvallend gekleurde gravures.) 3 works in 1 binding, (VIII) 56, (4) 70, (4) 87 (4) p. Contemporary half Leather with 0000 raised bands, Folio (One side of the spine and the boards of the binding are restored at some places, a small piece of the margin of engraving 9 of the second work is torn off. Collection of the three famous cultivation and horticultural works by the German gardener Johann Hermann Knoop, ca.1700-1769. The works, which were also published as Pomologia, Fructologia and Dendrologia, contain a description of resp. the best varieties of apples and pears, all kinds of fruits such as plums, cherries and peaches, and plants used for the layout of ornamental gardens and parks. The first work is illustrated with 20 folding engravings, the second work with 19 folding engravings, all contemporary handcoloured as issued. A neat and complete copy with attractive and brightly coloured engravings.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LEOPOLD II. und FRANZ II./I.: [8] Articuli Decretales über Ungarn. Mit 2 illustrierten Porträtkupfern im Text. Posonii (Bratislava, Pozsony, Pressburg) und Buda 1790/91 bzw. 1796-1812.

      LEOPOLD II. (Römisch-Deutsche Kaiser, König von Ungarn...) und FRANZ II./I. (Römisch-Deutscher Kaiser, Kaiser von Österreich, König von Ungarn...): [8] Articuli Decretales über Ungarn [Leopold II.: Decretum primum, 1790/91; Franz II.: Decrectum primum, 1792; Franz II.: Decrectum secundum, 1796; Decrectum tertium, 1802; Decrectum quartum, 1805; Franz I.; Decrectum quintem, 1807; Decrectum sextem, 1808, Decrectum septimum, 1812. Mit 2 illustrierten Porträtkupfern im Text. Posonii (Bratislava, Pozsony, Pressburg) und Buda 1790/91 bzw. 1796-1812. 2° (36,5:22 cm). [Nn. S. 1 (Titels. m. Porträtkupfer)], S. 2-30; [Nn. S. 1 (Titels. m. Porträtkupfer)], S. 2-12; [nn. S. 13], S. 14-16; [nn. S. 485], S. 486-498; [nn. S. 499], S. 500-525, [nn. S. 526]; [nn. S. 527], S. 500-546; [nn. S. 547], S. 548-552. Fadengeheftete Broschur der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Titel. Erstes Ungarn bestreffendes Dekret des Römisch-Deutschen Kaisers Leopold II., der am 15. November 1790 in Pressburg zum König von Ungarn gekrönt worden war. Die Verordnung besteht aus 72. Artikeln, in denen Leopold erstens seinen Sohn Alexander Leopold zum Statthalter einsetzte und zweitens einige in Ungarn unbeliebte Reformen seines Vorgängers Joseph II. zurücknahm und damit die separatistische Opposition unter den ungarischen Adeligen entschärfte. Eingebunden sind weitere 7, kürzere Dekrete von Leopold II. Nachfolger Franz II/I: 1) Francisci I. Regis. Decrectum primum. Budae 1792 editum. 2) Franciscii II. Imperatoris, et regis I. Decretum secundum. Posonii Anno 1796 editum. 3) Franciscii II. Imperatoris, et regis I. Decretum tertium. Posonii Anno 1802 editum. 4) Franciscii II. Imperatoris, et regis I. Decretum quartum. Posonii Anno 1805 editum. 5) Francisci primi. Imperatoris austriae, et regis hungariae. Decretum quintum. Budae Anno 1807 editum. 6) Francisci primi. Imperatoris austriae, et regis hungariae. Decretum sixtum. Budae Anno 1808 editum. 5) Articuli comitorum. Decretum septum. Posonii Anno 1812 editum. Sämtliche Verordnungen sind am Ende im Druck mit dem kaiserlichen Holzschnittstempel versehen. Titelblatt des 1 Dekrets mit Löschstempel der Burgenländischen Landesbibliothek. Umschlag mit starken Gebrauchsspuren, innen stellenweise leicht-stock- und wasserfleckig, an wenigen Stellen Unterstreichungen, die letzten ca. 30 Seiten mit Fehlstellen am Eck Aussen- und Fußschnitt, diese nicht den Satz beeinträchtigend.

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        The Dramatic Works; 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.

      London: Printed for John Stockdale, 1790 - 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. 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. Engraved frontispiece portrait by W. Sherwin in volume 1. 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Caii Julii Caesaris opera omnia. Tomus primus (et secundus). Sumtibus editoris excudebant. Londini Millar Ritchie & J. Sammells.

      London: Payne 1790. 2 Bände. (De Bello Gallico. De Bello Civili. De Bello Alexandrino. De Bello Africano. De Bello Hispaniensi) (6 Bll.),422 / (2),441 S., 8°, alte Ganzlederbände auf 5 Bünden, 2 RSchildchen, Reiche Goldprägung, dreiseitiger Rotschnitt Einbände etwas berieben, Rücken mit schwachen senkrechten Kratzern, Exlibris \"Bibliothek Fr. Vörös de Farad\" auf Innendeckeln, nur wenige Blätter im Rande etwas gebräunt, sehr gute Exemplare (I-II) * Mit gest. Frontispiz (Caesar) von Holloway, 3 Karten \"Tabula Geographica\", \"Gallia Vetus\" und \"Hispania\" in Band 1, 1 gest. Tafel (Konstruktion einer Rheinbrücke) in Band 2. 4581 Versand D: 4,50 EUR Römische Geschichte, Antike, Altertum, Altphilologie

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

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

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        Temple antique prés de Rome

      Hocquart, Paris ca. 1790 284 x 384 mm (plate: 237 x 354 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Temple antique prés de Rome; A Paris chez Hocquart rue Dt. Jacques No. 64. Very light spots in margins and a small tear in the left bottom. Overall state is good. A hand coloured optical view of the interior of antique temple, in Rome. There is no specification to which temple it could be. The greatness of the temple is enhanced by the small figures that roam around. The surroundings are coloured in light pastel-like colours, while the figures are depicted in more vibrant colours. A small piece of plastic is pasted to the back of the print

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        FURNITURE FITTINGS 1790

      No Publisher, c. 1790. Oblong 4to. pp. 162 leaves, several large folding plates. Contemporary marbled boards, new calf spine. A rare 18th Century trade catalogue of furniture fittings consisting of 162 leaves with many hundreds of examples of furniture fittings including handles, escutcheons, finials, door and corner plates, candle holders, clock mounts, hinges, castors, etc, each with prices added in manuscript.

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        A Narrative of the Mutiny, on board His Majesty's Ship Bounty; and the subsequent voyage of part of the crew, in the ship's boat, from Tofoa, one of the Friendly Islands, to Timor, a Dutch settlement in the East Indies.

      London For George Nicol 1790 - First edition. 4to., 4 folding maps and plans, 2 folding one map repaired at margin with minor loss, M2 with short tear in gutter not affecting text, modern red straight-grained morocco gilt, a very handsomely presented example. Bligh's Narrative (1790) is his own account of the famous mutiny on the Bounty, issued in haste, fully two years before his official account of the whole voyage, in an effort to preserve his reputation. Indeed, criticism of him was leavened by his astonishing account of his 3500 mile, two-month journey across the Pacific with his eighteen still-loyal crewmen in a twenty-three-foot open launch (only one life was lost). Hill (2004) 132; Ferguson 71; Parsons Collection 151; Sabin 5908a. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Manuscript Map of the Austrian and Belgian Military Camps South of Namur during the Brabant Revolution, 1790.

      late 18th century - Manuscript map (55 x 42,3 cm) in black and brown ink with colour for rivers, roads, tents, castles, trees, weapons and cities, handwritten caption in French the lower right corner reading "Nota: The red tents indicate the places where the Austrians are stationed. The blue ones show the camps of the Belgiums [sic] troops. B. is for battery. In Mounia and in Bouvinne there is a 36-pound cannon", Honig watermark with large coat of arms; occasional spotting, traces of folds, small hole in the middle, remnants of mounting paper at the back, back a bit soiled. A lovely and figurative manuscript map for a most decisive event of European history, the Brabant Revolution. In 1789, inspired by the coeval French Revolution, an armed insurrection took place in the Austrian Low Countries (modern-day Belgium) against Emperor Joseph II and the Holy Roman Empire. This upheaval, however, stood in contrast with the French one as Belgians were fighting for a return to a more conservative society, as they strongly disagreed with Joseph II's liberal reforms. The Revolution led to the creation, in January 1790, of the United Belgian States. Yet it took the Habsburgs less than a year to put an end to this short-lived confederation of the Southern Low Countires, as the Austrian armies quickly defeated the revolt by regaining the rebel territories one by one. The city of Namur and the battles that took place in the region in autumn 1790 are crucial in the Austrian reconquest. The present map depicts the military camps south of Namur, down to Dinant and Charlemont. The Belgian "patriots" on the one side, and the Austrian positions on the other side are shown with great precision. In the former camp we can see the "Camp of the Lorangois" [sic], of the "patriots in Bouvinne", of the "Petit Givet" which are all positioned on the Western side of the Meuse, as opposed to the imperial troops located on the Eastern riverside and divided into the camps of Dinant, Harbichaux, Falmagne, Mainil St Blaise and Malaise. The opposition took a dramatic turn in favour of the imperial armies on 22 September 1790 at the battle of Falmagne, just north of Charlemont, a town whose strategic position clearly appears on the map. A month after this victory, the Austrian troops took the city of Namur, forcing the province of Namur to recognize the authority of the emperor. Two days later, the province of West Flanders followed suit, and by December the entire territory was in imperial hands again.

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        Fernsicht, "Vue de Maynz à Hochheim".

      - Umrißkupferstich in Sepia v. J.S. Knüpffer, um 1790, 20,5 x 29,5 Seltenes Blatt.- Blick von Mainz - Weisenau nach Hochheim, mittig Gustavsburg.

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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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        Critik [Kritik] der reinen Vernunft.

      Riga, Verlag Johann Friedrich Hartknoch 1790; 3. verbesserte Aufl.; ca 21x13 cm; XLIV, 884 Seiten; neuerer Halbledereinband [aus altem Material] mit Rückenschild (Vorsatzblätter etwas stockfleckig, Titeblatt gering stockfleckig; sonst guter Zustand) Reihe: Werke in sechs Bänden, Band 2. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Philosophie

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        The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. [Together with:] The Life of Daniel Defoe. By George Chalmers.

      London John Stockdale 1790 - First Stockdale edition and the first edition to be illustrated by Thomas Stothard, 2 volumes, large 8vo, 389; 456pp., 14 engraved plates after Thomas Stothard by Medland, author portrait prior to the Life of Defoe, contemporary straight-grained crimson morocco, covers with wide border of gilt fillets and roll tools, spine compartments with floral design made up of pointillé tools, green morocco title labels and volume numbers directly lettered, gilt turn-ins and edges, title-page and frontispiece to vol. I with small burn repair to each in outer margin, occasional spotting or light browning, without the list of subscribers, board edges lightly rubbed, a few minor ink spots on covers of vol. I, otherwise a very good set., published 1790. AN ATTRACTIVELY BOUND COPY OF THE 1790 EDITION illustrated by the fashionable Thomas Stothard. This first Stockdale edition provides the reader with both the first appearance of Stothard's engravings as well as the first appearance in print of George Chalmers's Life of Daniel Defoe. Thomas Stothard, known for the beauty, invention, textual sympathy and spirit of his illustrations, reached a new level with these for Robinson Crusoe. They are considered to be among his most important, so much so that they were re-engraved by C. Heath and published by Cadell thirty years later. ESTC T72291; Hammelmann and Boase 70. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The adventures of Numa Pompilius, second King of Rome. Translated from the French of M. De Florian.

      Brussels printed by B. Le Francq book-seller 1790 - 4 vols., 12mo., engraved frontispiece in vol.I and three further engraved plates in each volume (13 plates in all), text throughout in parallel English and French, (4) + 217 + (1) and (4) + 239 + (1) and 261 + (1) and (4) + 247 + (1)pp., uniformly bound in late 18th century catspaw calf, spines fully gilt with contrasting labels, silk markers. The bindings all with wear and some insect damage, but all the volumes are fine and crisp internally. A rare Brussels printing of this history for children. (ESTC & OCLC find other complete sets only at Yale + BL + Cambridge + Augsburg Un. + B.N.France). Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian (1755-1794) was a French poet and romance writer. 'To modern readers, Florian is chiefly known as the author of petty fables well suited as reading for the young, but his contemporaries praised him also for his poetical and pastoral novels. Numa Pompilius,> which first appeared in 1786, was an undisguised imitation of Fénelon's Télemaque.> The Osborne collection at Toronto Public Library seems to have only Florian's Select fables> (1806: 1st pub. in 1792) and his William Tell> (1823 ed.), but no printing of Numa Pompilius.> Numa Pompilius (753-673 B.C.) himself was the legendary second King of Rome who succeeded Romulus in 715 B.C. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Coleccion de Poesias Castellanas

      Madrid: por Don Antonio de Sancha, 1790. 4 volumes, 8vo. (7 3/8 x 4 1/2 inches). [18], lxii, 404, [2]; [4], xxiv, 559, [1]; [4], lvi, 443, [1]; [4], xxxviii, 333, [1]pp. Half titles. Ex-library, with inked stamps on titles and other library markings on the endpapers. Modern green cloth, red lettering piecesFirst edition of Sanchez's important collection of medieval Castilian poetry.Sanchez's monumental undertaking of editing and printing Castilian medieval texts, nearly all of which published here for the first time. Contents include: Poema del Cid; Poesias de Don Gonzalo de Berceo; Poema de Alexandro Magno; and Poesias del Arcipreste de Hita."Sanchez' still irreplacable Coleccion contains the oldest Spanish poems, among them the Poema del Cid, the famous letter of the Marques de Santillana about the old Castilian poets, and other works which were published in his collection for the first time. He also tried to make them understandable by his introductions, commentaries, and glossaries" (Groeber, Grundriss).Palau II, 229.

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        Furniture Fittings]

      No Publisher, c. 1790. - Oblong 4to. pp. 162 leaves, several large folding plates. Contemporary marbled boards, new calf spine. A rare 18th Century trade catalogue of furniture fittings consisting of 162 leaves with many hundreds of examples of furniture fittings including handles, escutcheons, finials, door and corner plates, candle holders, clock mounts, hinges, castors, etc, each with prices added in manuscript. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A NEW RIDDLE BOOK, or a whetstone for dull wits. Of Merry Books this is the Chief, 'Tis as a Purging PILL; To carry off all heavy Grief, And make you laugh your Fill.

      Printed at Derby, for the Benefit of the Travelling Stationers.No date. (Circa 1790.). 24 pages. 20 fine wood-engravings. Original semi-stiff wrappers with two wood-engravings on each cover. 12mo. 14.5 x 9 cm.A fine copy of a rare riddle book.

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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, conch, clams, bird parts & organs, insects, the land snail & many others indicated. . This work illustrates a large selection of pharmacopoeia with attention to which part of the plant & or animals are used in the treatment of illness and disease. . Pressure points used for acupressure, were also heated by the burning of moxa [artemisia vulgaris latifolia] on points or on the end of acupuncture needles to gain additional medicinal effect. . *** ACCUPRESSURE; The method of applying hand or finger pressure to points on the Fourteen Channels of the body are also noted. Problems with childbirth and the placenta removal noted, as well as treatment of young children noted. Among the many remedies are two unusual methods of attempting to revive a drowning victim. The first plate shows the victim slung over a water buffalo in an attempt to expel the water, the second shows a rescuer pumping his stomach with the palms of his hand, the last shows the victim being warmed by a fire [see scans on our web site]. The illustrations were also reproduced in Castiglioni as figure 40 on p.109, see below for more details. See also a good color representation of this found in Grmek: LA MEDECINE JAPONAISE as plate 10 [see below]. . * Problems with pregnancy, childbirth and the placenta removal noted, treatment of diseases of young children also noted. . * APPLICATION OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL PRACTICES: This work rendered a most valuable primary resource to people of two centuries ago, when doctors were few but illness and disasters many. It gave lay-people first hand knowledge of what plants could be use to make medicines and which techniques could be used in an emergency. Copious in nature, some 300 double folded leaves in all. It was the standard reference for the common people, written in easily understood Japanese, designed for the semi-literate as a home medical adviser. Remedies were based on adaptive use of things commonly found around the Japanese home, medicines compounded from ordinary plants and animals. It is also an important pharmacopoeia Japonica in terms of a list of what plants & animals were commonly available around Japan. With excellent botanical illustrations and explanations on the selection and use of plants & plant parts for treatment. . * CURIOUS NOTE: Per Prof Richard Rudolph [see below], she states on p.145: "Curiously, one of the manual's illustrations was later used in Arturo Castiglioni's STORIA DELLA MEDICINA." But she does not exactly cite just which illustration in Tamba, or which illustration in Castiglioni." She does illustrate Tamba's front cover and an illustration from his book. . * HOME MEDICAL ADVISER: This work was compiled at the command of the Shogun Iyeharu, before his death in 1786, for the promulgation of medical knowledge among the common people. This title can also be translated to mean "Wide Benevolence and Emergency Prescriptions." The work contains substantial information on how to remedy maladies of various kinds and how to meet emergencies like intoxications, injuries, accidents, without the help of a physician. The remedies were based on the adaptive use of things commonly found in the early Japanese home. Medicines are compounded from ordinary flowers, plants, trees, animals, including birds, mollusks, and fish. There is also a large section on moxa and acupuncture, the 'spots' or "channels of energy' and "Sanri." . *** BIBLIOGRAPHY: . Gordon E. Mestler: A GALAXY OF OLD JAPANESE MEDICAL BOOKS: pp.303-304 for a substantial essay on this title. . MESTLER, Gordon E.: INTRODUCTION TO WESTERN INFLUENCES IN PRE-MEIJI JAPANESE MEDICINE. * H. Bartlett et al: JAPANESE BOTANY DURING THE PERIOD OF WOOD BLOCK PRINTING pp.410-411 & the illustration exhibit 10 for a good bibliographic description. * W. Whitney: NOTES ON HISTORY OF MEDICAL PROGRESS IN JAPAN, #603. TASJ v.12 pp.325-326. * R. Rudolph: ILLUSTRATED BOTANICAL WORKS IN CHINA AND JAPAN: pp.144-145. * P. Huard & M. Wong: CHINESE MEDICINE, see p.82 for an illustration of this work and the note at the top of the page. Huard lists Rankei Taki as the alternate name of the author. * [GRMEK, M.D. ] et al. LA MEDECINE JAPONAISE. * Arturo Castiglioni et al.: HISTORY OF MEDICINE, N.Y. 1947 * .

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