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        "Extraits du Man[uscript] ar[abe] no. 689". Autograph manuscript.

      [Paris?, c. 1790?].. 4to. 22 pp. on 12 ff.. Extracts from the Arabic historical manuscript "no. 689" by Joseph de Guignes, the famous French sinologist and orientalist, with notes on the history of Egypt during the years 1517-1522 and the Ottoman conquest by Sultan Selim. Guignes's notes start at f. 111 and end at f. 334 of the Arabic manuscript, which is a part of a historical work on Egypt entitled "Bada'I al-Zuhur fi Waqa'I al-Duhur". The "Bada" was written by the famous chronicler of the late Mamluk and early Ottoman period in Egypt, Muhammad Ibn Iyas (1448-after November 1522) and today is kept in the manuscript section of the French Royal library (no. 1825, ancien fonds no. 689). Guignes's extract contains numerous of transcripts in Arabic script. - Today, Joseph de Guignes is best known for his "Histoire generale des Huns, des Turcs, des Mogols, et des autres Tartares occidentaux" (Paris, 1756-1758), for his unsuccessful attempts to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphics (before the 1799 discovery of the Rosetta Stone and Champollion's breakthrough), and for his theory that China was an outpost of Ancient Egypt.

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        Beiträge zu der Insekten-Geschichte.

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

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        Mappemonde a l'usage de l'Instr.on par Guillaume Delisle et Philippe Buache Premiers Geographes et de l'Academie des Sciences

      Dezauche, 1790. Dezauche, 1790. Map. Engraving with modern hand coloring. Image measures 17.5 x 25.5". Sheet measures 21 x 30.5". This double hemisphere map depicts the world bathed in the sunlight of late 18th century science. This elaborate decoration, in which a personified sun bursts forth from the clouds amidst a fluttering title banner, provides a visual counterpart to the geographical and exploratory knowledge present in the map over which it presides. The double hemisphere style allows for ample information in the Pacific Ocean, and in particular, the depiction of the voyages of Captain James Cook. Along with the paths an of his journey (a dotted line with arrows) and in accordance with his findings, the map includes Hawaii, a reformed rendering of Australia that includes the east coast, and a more accurate delineation of New Zealand. Other points of note that reflect the time of the map's making are the naming of the United States and the continued inclusion of a Northwest Passage, albeit one interrupted by ice floes. Below the map is a descriptive text describing Cook's three voyages. The map is in very good condition with wide margins. Chips and discoloration to edges not affecting the image. Jean-Claude Dezauche (fl. c. 1780 - 1838) was a French mapmaker who followed in the footsteps of Philippe Buache (1700--1773) and Guillame De L'Isle (1675--1726), known for their popular and accurate maps of Europe and the newly explored Americas and Africa.was a student of De L'Isle and became one of the most active proponents of the so-called school of theoretical cartography active in mid-18th century France. This map is fascinating record from a remarkable moment in North American history.

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        Dictionnaire bibliographique, historique, et critique, des livres rares, precieux, singulieurs, curieux, estimets, et recherches [...].

      Pais u. Genf, Delalain fils & Fantin, Gravier et Co., 1790-1802.. 3 Bde. XXIV, 552 SS. (4), 551, (1) SS. (4), 544 SS. Halblederbände der Zeit. Dreiseitiger Farbschnitt. 8vo.. Erste Ausgabe. - Geschätzte, auch Andre-Charles Cailleau zugeschriebene französische Allgemeinbibliographie; Vorbild für die großen Werke von Brunet und Graesse. "The leading rare book bibliography between De Bure and Brunet" (Breslauer/Folter 118, Anm.). Enhält zu den meisten verzeichneten Titeln auch Preisnachweise bis zurück ins späte 17. Jahrhundert. Der letzte Teil des 3. Bandes ("Seconde partie") mit eigenem Titelblatt (jedoch durchgehender Paginierung) sowie dem Druckjahr 1790. - Hintergelenk des 1. Bandes angeplatzt; 1 Bl. (S. 145f. im 3. Bd.) mit kl. Randausriß, sonst gutes, sauberes Exemplar. - Besterman I, 910. Petzholdt 84. Monglond I, 1097. Barbier I, 956. OCLC 11899918.

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        Geschichte der Türkei. Deutsch von Johannes Nordmann. 8 Bde. in 4 Bänden Wien, J. B. Wallishausser 1854-56. 8°. 259 S., 266 S.; 266 S., 276 S.; 238 S. 1 Bl., 282 S.; 259, 257 S., Lwd. d. Zt. mit Rtit.

      . . Fromm 14023.- Erste deutsche Ausgabe.- Der Diplomat u. Abgeordnete Alphonse Marie Louis Prat de Lamartine (1790-1869) zog sich nach dem Staatsstreich Bonapartes von 1851 völlig aus der Politik zurück. Durch seine Wahlkampagnen verarmt war er zum Schreiben gezwungen. Er verfasste u.a. einige historische Sachbücher, darunter, ausgelöst durch den Krimkrieg, die vorliegende Geschichte der Türkei.-Innendeckel mit Exlibris, Titel mit hs. Besitzvermerk, tls. leicht braunfleckig, Ebde. nur leicht berieben, insges. gutes Ex.

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        Deutsche Monatsschrift. (Motto:) Freymüthig und bescheiden. (Hrsg. von Friedrich v. Gentz und Gotthold Nathanael Fischer). 10 Jahrgänge (alles Erschienene) in 30 Bänden. Mit 24 (von 30?) Titelkupfern von und nach D. Chodowiecki (16), H. Lips (4), C. W. Kolbe, B. Rode, J. Pentzel und F. G. Weitsch sowie einer Kupfertafel (Anzeige für ein Schreibmeisterbuch). Als Beilagen zahlreiche gedruckte Buchanzeigen, teils bis 32 Seiten stark. Gr.-8°. Halblederbde d. Z. (teils etwas berieben) mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung (Bände 1 und 2 des Jg. 1798 abweichend, die letzten 4 Bände in Pappbänden d. Z.).

      Berlin, Friedrich Vieweg, 1790-1799.. . Komplette Reihe der ersten, von Friedrich v. Gentz (mit)herausgegebenen literarisch-politischen Zeitschrift, die "inhaltlich eine Mischung von Angenehmem und Nützlichem darstellte. Sie umspannte poetische, ästhetische und historische (politische) Gegenstände, aber auch theologische und juristische (wie philosophische) Fragen wurden in unmittelbarer Anknüpfung an das weltgeschichtliche Ereignis der französischen Revolution ausführlich in gut geschriebenen Artikeln erörtert; Reisebriefe aus aller Welt machten diese Zeitschrift interessant" (Kirchner, Zeitschriftenwesen, I 182), ebenso die Auseinandersetzungen mit Kant (s. Adickes zum Stichwort Dt. Monatsschrift) oder Themen wie 'Doktor Faust und Ottmair', die Boulevards in Paris, Friedrichs Religionssystem, 'Freyheits-Revolutionen', 'literarische Revolutionstribunale', Schiffbruch im Südmeer, das Leben des Cervantes, Doktor Bahrdt auf seinem Weinberge, die französische Staatsveränderung, 'unsere Weihnachtsbachanalien', der historische Roman, Akademien deutscher Literatur, vorgebliche Handschriften Shakespeares, 'Telegraphie', Zensur und Pressfreiheit, Volksschriften, die 'Jauner in Schwaben', Fetische, Sekten und Sektierer, Klopstocks Messias, Taubstummenunterricht, Dessauische Schulen, das Betragen der Franzosen in Deutschland 1796, Sklavenhandel, 'Schachspiel der Deutschen im 15. Jahrhundert', Johannis- und Osterfeuer, 'das Hofmeisterwesen in Lief- und Ehstland' etc. Mit Beiträgen, meist sind es Originalbeiträge, von J. W. v. Goethe, Georg Forster und K. Ph. Moritz, der als einer der eifrigsten Autoren Reisebriefe (aus Italien), sprach- und kunstwissenschaftliche Erörterungen (auch über 'ein Gemälde Goethes'), philosophische Betrachtungen etc. lieferte. Folgende Erstdrucke von Goethe sind enthalten: Venetianische Epigramme, Römische Elegien, Sinngedichte und Theaterreden. Ferner Beiträge von Alxinger, Archenholz, Benkowitz, Bergk, Böttiger, Bronner, Conz, Cronegk, Diderot, Dohm, Eschenburg, Falk, Feßler, Garve, Gleim, Grosse, Gurlitt, Häberlin, Hahnemann, Henrici, Heyne, Heydenreich, Hoche, Jenisch, Franz v. Kleist, Klischnig, Kramer, A. Lafontaine, S. Maimon, Meißner, Nachtigal, Oelrichs, Petri, Pockels, Rambach, Rochow, Salat, Schlichtegroll, Klamer Schmidt, Schubart, H. Sechelle, Abbe Sicard, Starke, Streithorst, Strombeck, Tiedge, Wachler u. a. m. Bemerkenswert ist ein mit "K---k" gezeichneter Beitrag über Charlotte Corday, die gegen eine Verurteilung im 'Journal des Luxus und der Moden' in Schutz genommen wird und in dem eine sehr sorgfältige Abwägung über das Gewaltmonopol des Staates, über Notwehr und politischen Mord gegeben wird. - Die ersten 24 Bände mit allen farbigen, bedruckten Orig.-Umschlägen mit den Inhaltsverzeichnissen und Verlagsanzeigen. Titel verso mit altem Bibl.-Stempel einer herzogl. Bibliothek, die letzten Bände abweichend. Ein Band mit schwachem Wasserrand in der Titelei. Gutes Exemplar. Seit über 50 Jahren kein komplettes Exemplar im JAP. - Diesch 1185. Kirchner 4580, 1745 u. 4605. Hagen, Goethe, 588 u. 595. Meyer, Mendelssohn, 415A. Fiedler, Forster 203. Bauer 1834-1851 (mit Angabe der Engelmann-Nummern).

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        Memminger Bürger in Tracht. Vier Szenen einer Taufgesellschaft (3x) und eines Trauerzugs (1x) in den Straßen der Stadt.

      . 4 Gouachen von Elias Friedrich Küchlin, um 1790, je ca. 47 x 35 cm.. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXII, S. 49. - Farbenprächtige Folge mit Darstellung von jeweils mehreren Bürgern und Bürgerinnen im Festgewand. Ein Blatt zeigt einen Trauerzug, der an Bürgerhäusern vorbeiführt. Drei Blätter zeigen eine Taufgesellschaft vor und in der gotischen Stadtpfarrkirche St. Martin. - Der reizende, ein wenig naive Stil der Figurenmalerei und die detailgetreue Wiedergabe der Trachten sprechen für eine eigenhändige Arbeit des Memminger Malers Elias Friedrich Küchlin (1759 - 1836). Werke von ihm befinden sich im Museum und der Martinskirche in Memmingen.

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        Fauna Etrusca sistens Insecta quae in Provinciis Florentina et Pisana praesertim collegit.

      1790. Liburni, Typis Thomae Masi & Sociorum, 1790. 2 volumes (bound in 1). 4to (270 x 200mm). pp. xxii, (2), 272; (2), 348, with 2 engraved frontispieces, 1 handcoloured engraved dedication-plate to Petro Leopoldo and 10 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary red half calf, covers with gilt dentelled borderlines, richly gilt ornamented spine with gilt lettering. (Together with:) ROSSIUS, P. Mantissa Insectorum exhibens Species nuper in Etruria collectas. Pisis, Ex Typographia Polloni/ Prosperi, 1792-1794. 2 volumes (bound in 1). 4to (265 x 200mm). pp. 148; 154, with engraved frontispiece and 8 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary red half calf, covers with gilt dentelled borderlines, richly gilt ornamented spine with gilt lettering. Beautiful uniformly bound copies of Rossi's major works on the insects of Etruria with two interesting provenances. One of Prince Pietri Ginori Conti, from a famous Florentine noble family, with his armorial bookplate, the other one of Jean Baptiste Huzard, with his stamped signature. Pietro Rossi (1738-1804) was professor at the university of Pisa and the world's first professor of entomology. His publications particularly the 'Fauna Etrusca' and the 'Mantissa insectorum', are considered as pioneer achievements of entomology. Both works were beautifully produced and printed on light blue paper. The 'Fauna Etrusca' has a fine dedication plate showing a caterpillar amidst foliage, flowers, and various insects. Some plates of the 'Mantissa' are heightened with gold. Both copies have broad margins. J.B. Huzard, great French bibliophile, put together one of the largest natural history libraries of his time, containing some 40,000 items. The books of his library are known for their pristine condition. Nissen ZBI, 3482 & 3483..

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        Recherches sur la Nature et les Causes de la Richesse des Nations. Traduites de l'Anglois d'Adam Smith, sur la quatrieme edition, par M. Roucher (...).

      Paris, Buisson, 1790-1791.. 4 volumes in-8, demi-veau vert bronze ornes d'un decor romantique de palettes dorees et fers et roulettes a froid (qqs defauts aux mors, rel. leg. frottee), xj, 570 p.; (4), 312 p.; (4) , 602 p. et (4), 591 p. Premiere edition de la traduction du poete et traducteur Jean-Antoine Roucher. Le volume de notes de Condorcet annonce au titre ne parut jamais, celui-ci n'ayant pas trouve le temps de mener son projet a bien. (Einaudi, 5338. Goldsmith, 14106. Kress, 1986. Vanderblue Memorial Collection of Smithiana, p. 24). Bon exemplaire.

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        La Nouvelle Maison Rustique ou Economie rurale, Pratique et Generale de tous les Biens de Campagne; Onzieme Edition, revue, corrige & considerablement augmentee, fondee sur l'experience & les nouvelles decouvertes, les plus sures & les moins repandues, selon la pratique usuelle, purgees des erreurs anciennes, sans systemes, avec des observations critiques, neuves & interessantes. Cet ouvrage contient tout ce qui concerne les Biens de campagne, les moyens de les ameliorer, augmenter, entretenir & faire valoir. Choix Acquisition , Batisse, Productions differentes, & tout ce qui est relatifs; Terres, Bois, Pres, Vignes, & c.; Chevaux, Bestiaux & autres animaux. La meilleure Culture des Terres & des Jardins; les matieres les plus effentielles du Droit rural; la Chasse, la Peche, & amusemens de la Campagne; u8n petit Traite de Botanique & Apoticaiterie, avec des remedes simples & aises, sur-tout ca campagne & en voyages. LA CUISINE et L'OFFICE. Enfin des operations & pratiques des Arts & Metiers les plus utiles a la Campagne.

      Chez Onfroy, Libraire, rue Saint-Victor, No. 11. A Paris, 1790.. 2 vols. in folio, plein veau de l'epoque, le dos a 5 nerfs et 4 caissons fleuronnes, chaque vol. avec deux pieces de titre en rouge ( les titres et la numeration des vols. en or). La dorure defraichie, les reliures avec quelques frottements et usures, la reliure du vol. 2 avec une dechirure sur le dos de 8 cm..Les reliures avec peu de trous de ver. Le Tome I en deux parties avec 20 planches graves pleine page, 3 figures et plusieurs vignettes gravees, 847 p. Le Tome II en deux parties, avec 22 planches gravees plein page, dont deux depliable, 12 figures et plusieurs vignettes gravees, 856 p. et XXX p. Table des Matieres. Ensemble en tres bon etat, conforme a l'age.. 11. edition de cet ouvrage encyclopedique, concernant tous les apects de l'agriculture, de la campagne, des jardins, de la chasse, et aussi de la cuisine rurale en bon etat. -- Umfassendes, enzyklopädisches Lehrwerk, alle Aspekte der Landwirtschaft, des Ackerbaus, des Weinbaus, der Anlegung von allerlei Gärten,der Jagd, der Botanik und Pharmazie und der guten Küche betreffend, reich illustriert mit 42 Tafeln und einigen Figuren. #Vitri4

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        Neue historische und geographische Beschreibung beider Sicilien (3 Bände).

      Leipzig, Crusius, 1790/91.. Aus dem Italienischen übersetzt von C. J. Jagemann. Mit gestochenem Portrait, 3 gestochenen Titelvignetten, XXXII, 472 Seiten; XVI, 455 Seiten; XVI, 478 Seiten, 1 Blatt, Halblederbände der Zeit, 20,5 x 13 cm,. Einbände etwas berieben, sonst gut erhalten.

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        Neue historische und geographische Beschreibung beider Sicilien aus dem Italienischen übersetzt von C. J. Jagemann. 3 Bände.

      Leipzig, Siegfried Lebrecht Crusius, 1790-91.. 8°. XXXII, 472; XVI, 455; XVI, 478 SS., 1 Bl. Pappbände um 1900 mit 2 geprägten Rückenschildern. Graesse III, 6. Erste deutsche Ausgabe des bedeutenden und umfangreichen Werkes zu Sizilien und Süditalien von Galanti (1743-1806), auf italienisch von 1787-91 unter dem Titel "Nuova descrizione storica e geografica delle Sicilie" erschienen. In den Jahren 1793 und 1795 erschienen noch zwei weitere Teile mit dem Reihentitel "Neue Geographie von Italien". Die Übersetzung stammt von dem Romanisten und Bibliothekar der Herzogin Anna-Amalia in Weimar Jagemann (1735-1804; s. ADB XIII, 642). - Galanti beschreibt das Königreich sehr eingehend in historischer, politischer, geographischer, militärischer, ökonomischer, kultureller u.a. Hinsicht. Interessant ist besonders das Kapitel über die kulturellen Einrichtungen wie Universitäten, Schulen, Museen, Bibliotheken, Theater etc.. - Etwas gebräunt oder teils fleckig und berieben. Der dritte Band im unteren Rand mit starkem Tintenfleck und einigen Wurmspuren (jedoch alles ausserhalb des Textes!).

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Matthias Claudius").

      Wandsbeck, 24. VII. 1790.. 2 1/3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo.. An einen "lieben Herrn Profeßor": "Hier kommen die verlangten 30 Exemplaar [!; wohl der im Jahr zuvor erschienene Bd. V seines "Asmus omnia sua secum portans, oder Sämtliche Werke des Wandsbecker Bothen"]. Wenn etwa eins auf der lange[n] Reise beschädiget würde, habe ich ein 31stes beygelegt. Ihr Herr Zettele hat bezahlt, und ich danke für gute Zahlung. Dieser Herr Zettele gefällt uns nicht übel, und wir spiegeln uns an seiner Bescheidenheit, Mäßigkeit pp Gott erhalte ihn dabey - denn es ist viel oft schwerer dergleichen zu bleiben als zu seyn - so kann ein guter Erzieher aus ihm werden. Aber wir haben lachen müßen, daß seine Eleven zum Theil erst gebohren werden sollen. Der Graf Tupper macht es sans Comparaison wie der liebe Gott, der seine Kinder liebt und sorgt schon ehe sie sind. Grüßen Sie die Ruesche samt und sonders herzlich von uns, und den guten alten Beeke, und sich selbst; Wir lieben und achten Euch unbekannter Weise, und wünschen Euch alles Gutes. [I]ch danke auch vielmahl für die Bücher. Gott sey mit Ihnen [...]". - "Ruesch" ist vermutlich Johann Baptist von Ruoesch (1744-1832), "der gute alte Beeke" wohl der Oettingen-Wallersteinische Komponist, Pianist und Musikintendant Ignaz von Beecke (1733-1803), der u. a. mit Gluck und Mozart verkehrte und von diesen ebenso wie von Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart hoch geschätzt wurde. - Nicht bei Hans Jessen, Matthias Claudius. Briefe an Freunde, Berlin 1938. - Die Verso-Seite von Bl. 2 mit alten, unbed. Montagespuren.

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        Ueber eine Entdeckung nach der alle neue Critik der reinen Vernunft durch eine ältere entbehrlich gemacht werden soll.

      Königsberg: Nicolovius, 1790.. 126 S., 1 w. Bl. Kartonage d. Zt., fleckig und teilweise beschabt, Rückenbezug abgeblättert.. 1. Ausgabe. - Alter Besitzvermerk auf Titel, innen nur sehr vereinzelt gering fleckig. - Warda 132.

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        Abbildung unterschiedlicher Kinder-Spiel.

      Zu finden bey Hieronimum Böllmann in Nurnberg, o.J., um 1790-1800,. iQu. n-4to, gest. Titel + 5 Kupfertafeln, (alle num. 1 - 6), Randeinrisse restauriert. Einfacher Pappband mit Leinen-Rückenstreifen (Neu).. Children's games6 engraved plates (numb. 1-6 titlepage included) around 1800.Large paper copy, (the broad margins with repaired tears). Sehr seltene Kupferstichfolge mit Kinderspielen.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Rammensee: Bibl. der Nürnberger Kinder- und Jugendbücher 375.

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        Gelehrtengeschichte der Congregation von St. Maur, Benedictiner Ordens, worinnen man das Leben und die Arbeiten der Schriftsteller antrift, die sie seit ihrem Ursprung von 1618 bis auf gegenwärtige Zeit hervor gebracht: nebst den Aufschriften, den Anzeigen, dem Inhalt, den verschiedenen Ausgaben ihrer Schriften. Aus dem Französischen ins Teutsche übersetzt. 2 Bände. Frankfurt und Leipzig, A. L. Stettin 1773-74. 8°. XXX, 620 S.; 3 Bll., 632 S., 21 Bll. Hldr. d. Zt.

      . . Graesse III, 295 - Fromm 25189 - Slocum 14593 - Hamberger-M. V, 195 - Holzmann-B. IV, 4819 - LThK IX, 1001: "heute noch brauchbare(s) bio-bibliograph. Nachschlagewerk." Erste deutsche Ausgabe.- Bietet Lebensbeschreibungen der Mauriner, Verzeichnisse ihrer Schriften und "das Urtheil, das die Kenner davon gefället haben" (Bd. I, S. XXIV), für nahezu den gesamten Zeitraum, in dem die nach Benedikts Schüler Maurus benannte französische Benediktiner-Reformkongregation vor allem auf wissenschaftlichem Gebiet gewirkt hat (1790 in der Französischen Revolution untergegangen).- Die französische Originalausgabe erschien 1770 in Brüssel, der Übersetzer war der Diakonus Anton Rudolph (1712-1791), die Vorrede und die Anmerkungen zur Übersetzung stammen von Johann Georg Meusel.- Ebde. leicht beschabt, sonst schönes Exemplar aus dem Kloster Tegernsee.

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        Voyage a la cote septentrionale du Comte d'Antrim en Irlande, et a l'ile de Raghery, contenant l'histoire naturelle de ses productions volcaniques & plusieurs observations sur les antiquites & moeurs de ce pays... auquel on a ajoute l'essai sur l'oryctographie du Derbyshire par M. Ferber, traduit de l'Allemand.

      . Paris, Cuchet, 1790. Small 8vo. viii, 239 pp., engraved folding plate showing several geological layers of Derbyshire. Contemporary full mottled calf. Spine rich gilt with floral vignettes, small red morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers, red edges.* An early natural history and geological monograph on Ireland and the Isle of Raghery (= Rathlin Island, Ireland), including a geological work by the German geologist Johann Jacob Ferber (1743-1790) on Derbyshire in England. The author of this work is Reverend William Hamilton (1755-1797), an Irish cleric and magistrate who should not be confused with his contemporary namesake, William Hamilton, the volcanologist. He provided the first really detailed description of the geologically diverse and interesting northern coast of Ireland. Ward and Carozzi mention several similar English titles, as well as the German edition of the second paper by Ferber, which has a separate title page but consecutive page numbering. Of the latter, the British Museum library catalogue only lists the 1808 edition. Extremities a bit rubbed, front top joint starting. Otherwise a very good, clean copy. Rare. Cat. BM(NH) 2 p. 566. Ward & Carozzi, 797, 1006-1008..

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        Vollständige Anleitung zu einer nüzlichen und dauerhaften Magazin-Bienenzucht.

      Tübingen, Heerbrandt, 1790.. (17,5 x 10,5 cm). LVI, 520 (2) S. Mit 6 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Halblederband der Zeit.. Seltene zweite Ausgabe; gegenüber der ersten Ausgabe von 1786 mit mehr als dem doppelten Umfang. Es ist in 21 Kapitel gegliedert und umfasst alle Bereiche der Bienenzucht. Ein 14 Seiten umfassendes Register erschließt das gesamte Werk. - Wurster (geb. 1756) war Pfarrer und Bienenkundler in Zainingen im Oberamt Urach und später in Gönningen im Oberamt Tübingen. - Stempel auf Titel. Vorsatz mit kleinen Wurmspuren. Einband gering berieben. Vorderes Gelenk sauber restauriert. Insgesamt wohlerhalten. - Horn-Schenkling 24481

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        La nouvelle maison rustique ou Economie Rurale, Pratique et Generale de tous les biens de la campagne.... Tome premier. Bd. 1 (von 2).

      Paris, Durand 1790.. 4°. XVI, 847 S. Mit 19 gest. Tafeln, davon 2 gef., 4 gest. Textabb. und Schlussvignetten. Lederbd. d.Z. auf 5 Bünden (Ecken stark bestossen, etwas fleckig und mit leichten Kratzspuren, Deckel leicht verzogen).,. Beinhaltet Abhandlungen zur Landwirtschaft, zur Hauswirtschaft allgemein, zur Tierhaltung, zum Geflügel, Pflanzungen im Bauerngarten, Bienenzucht, Pferdehaltung, Getränke, Rezepte aller Art u.a. - Einrisse im Falz, stellenweise stockfleckig. Bankverbindung in Deutschland vorhanden.

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        A Full Inquiry into the Subject of Suicide

      London: Printed for J. F. and C. Rivington; J. Robson and W. Clarke; G. Nicol; and J. and T. Egerton; Fletcher, Prince and Cooke, 1790. London: Printed for J. F. and C. Rivington; J. Robson and W. Clarke; G. Nicol; and J. and T. Egerton; Fletcher, Prince and Cooke, Oxford; Merrills, Lunn, Cambridge; Simmons and Kirby, Canterbury; and Gillman, Rochester, , 1790. To which are added (as being closely connected with the Subject) Two Treatises on Duelling and Gaming. 2 volumes quarto (298 × 228 mm). Uncut and unpressed in later boards, paper spines, printed paper spine labels. Additions and corrections and errata leaves present at the end of both volumes, complete with final blank leaf to vol. 2. Pale stain to one leaf in vol. 1 (pp. 191-20 and another marginal stain at the end of vol. 2, occasional light spotting and the odd mark; a very good, uncut copy. First edition, written to combat Hume's Essay on suicide (1783) and "one of the fullest surveys of philosophical and religious thought up to that time" (Encyclopedia of philosophy). "... up to his time the most extensive treatise on the "natural, social, moral, and religious" aspects of suicide the risk of which the psychiatrist most continually bear in mind. From it is taken his historical survey showing the roots of modern legal attitudes and why Coroners still prefer the verdict of "accidental death" even to "suicide while of unsound mind." [Hunter & MacAlpine]. In Volume II Moore includes "The Modern History of Suicide; contained in a Review of Certain Writings in its Favour." with separate chapters devoted to John Donne and David Hume. Hume's approach is subjected to systematic criticism: he deceives by the elegance of his style; his arguments are not easily reduced to logical precision; he attempts to undermine the Christian stance against suicide by including it within the pejorative term "Superstition." Moore sets out to refute Hume's key contention "that it is in our interest and duty to destroy ourselves, when life is more burdensome even than annihilation..." The substantial "Treatise on gaming" at the end of vol. II discusses the vices of gambling, covering dice, cards, "the pursuits of the turf", lotteries, and stock-jobbing, all "notoriously productive of either direct or indirect self-murder". Amongst those on the lengthy "List of Subscribers" are the Archbishop of Canterbury, William Heberden - who attended the melancholic Samuel Johnson and was called in to advise in the case of George III's indisposition - William Hawes of the Humane Society, and Samuel Whitbread, reformist MP who, ironically, committed suicide himself in 1815.

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        Scarce Printing! Speeches of John Hancock alluding to the Declaration of Independence and the new U.S. Constitution and announcing that Congress has passed an act lending the States money to pay the debts they incurred during the Revolutionary War

      Boston, Massachusetts: , 1790 John Hancock served as Governor of Massachusetts from October 25, 1780 to February 17, 1785, when he resigned due to illness. Again elected to consecutive one-year terms, he served from May 30, 1787 until his death on October 8, 1793, when he was succeeded as Governor by Lieutenant Governor Samuel Adams. ìResolves of the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts,î pages 3-30 (Evans 22657), with continuous pagination through p. 35 (Evans 22658), 35p, 8î x 12.5î. Boston: [Printed by Thomas Adams, printer to the Honourable General Court, 1790]. Two separate bindings. Fine condition. Comprises: (1) ìResolves of the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Together with Messages, &c. of his Excellency the Governour of the said Court: Begun and held at Boston, in the county of Suffolk, on Wednesday the Twenty-sixth day of May, Anno Domini, 1790. His Excellency JOHN HANCOCK, Esq. Governour His Honour SAMUEL ADAMS Esq. Lieutenant Governor.î Numbered pp 3-30. Evans 22657 After listing the members of the Massachusetts Senate and House of Representatives, ìFriday, May 28. Art Twelve oíclock, the two Houses met in Convention in the Representativesí Chamberÿî Governor John Hancock then addressed the Convention in a short message, acknowledging his reelection, concluding, he ìshall zealously endeavor, in all my conduct, to justify the partiality which has been frequently exhibited by my fellow citizens towards me.î Samuel Adams then addressed the Convention, acknowledging his reelection (ìrepeated callî), concluding, îMay the administration of the Federal Government, and those of the several States of the Union, be guided by the unerring finger of Heaven! ñ Each of them, and all of them united, will then, if the people are wise, be as prosperous as the wisdom of human institutions and the circumstances of human society will admit.î On June 1, 1790, Governor Hancock again addressed both Houses (pages 7-9), by first alluding to the Declaration of Independence just 14 years earlier and the U.S. Constitution which Massachusetts had ratified in 1788. In part, ìAt a time, when the attention of this country was necessarily called to a defence against an invading enemy, the people of the several States originated, or revised, systems of governments: On these systems, the freedom and happiness of their posterity will essentially depend. The great plan for uniting the powers, and directing the force of so many independent States, rising into one confederated and powerful Republic, could not in such a situation be properly attended to. To united in one great system of National Government, so many separate Republicks, including extremes of climate, and possessed by people very carious in their habits of life, in their manners, and in their religious opinions, was indeed a work which demanded the utmost exertion a of human wisdom and required the most unembarrassed deliberations. This seems to have been reserved as an honourary task for the people of America. Whether all our expectations will be eventually answered from this plan, must be left to future experienceÿî (2) ìResolves of the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Together with Messages, &c. of his Excellency the Governour of the said Court: Begun and held at Boston, in the county of Suffolk, on Wednesday the Twenty-sixth day of May, Anno Domini, 1790; and from thence continued by Prorogation and Adjournment to Wednesday the fifteenth of September following.î Numbered pp 31-35. Evans 22658 On September 15, 1790, Governor Hancock addressed both Houses in the Senate Chamber, notifying the members that ìOn the fourth of August last, an act was made and established, by the Congress of the United States ñ by which, twenty-one million five hundred thousand dollars, of the debts of the respective States, incurred for compensations, expenditures, for services, or supplies, towards the prosecution of the late war, or for the defence of the United States, or some part thereof, during the same, is permitted to be loaned on the credit of the United StatesÃ?î Governor Hancock the Treasurer of Massachusetts determined the consolidated debt of the State to be $5,276,954 and 5/6 of a dollar. He then directs the members to ìdo the most speedy justice to our creditorsÃ?î

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        Praelectiones Theologicae De Deo et Divinis Attrubtis Quas in Scholis Habuit ( 8 Volumes ) ( Vellum Bindings )

      Venetiis: Apud Josephum Orlandelli, 1790. Venetiis: Apud Josephum Orlandelli, 1790. 8 volumes, volume 1, 5, & 7 in two parts, volumes 9,10,11 bound in one volume, lacking volume 3. Not sure of how many volumes completed this set. Bound in contemporary full vellume, gilt stamped title s on spines, full marbel edges. Some dust marking, some general wear, a few small abrasions marks, occasional small split in vellum, head of one spine with minor damage, Theological library number on spines. Generally a good attractive collection on vellum bindings.Internally, some minor worming to endpapers, some light spotting, occasional library stamp. Pages in good clean condition throughout. A36. Very Good. Large 8vo.

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        Usos o problemas de las esféras i glóbos, celéstes i terráqueos, para el manejo de éstos instrumentos

      Imprenta de Manuel González, Madrid 1790 - Pergamino época 8 hojas + 259 pags. Traducidos de los que escribió en francés Nicolás Bion, ingeniero del Réi de Francia; añadidos i puéstas nótas para maiór claridad, por D. Cristóval Machado, profesór de Matemáticas en ésta Corte. 2 láminas plegadas

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        Medical Botany, Containing Systematic and General Descriptions, with Plates, of All the Medicinal Plants, Indigenous and Exotic, Comprehended in the Catalogues of the Materia Medica. 3 volume set

      [First Edition]. Leather cover. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed with some outer joint wear. Top one inch of fep removed of volumes I and II and missing in volume II. Illustrations bright and VG. 240mm x 180mm (9" x 7"). 578pp + index. 210 sequentially numbered hand coloured tissue guarded plates by James Sowerby. Volume I published 1790; volume II 1792 and volume III 1793. The author was a Fellow of the Linnean Society, of the Royal College of Physicians and Physician to the Small-Pox and Inoculation Hospitals.

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        C. Plinii Caecilii secundi epistolarum libri X

      M. Ritchie & J. Sammells, London 1790 - Small 8vo, pp. [4], 484, [1]; sightly later full maroon staright grain morocco, gilt lettered direct on gilty-paneled spine, a.e.g.; extremities a little rubbed, else overall very good and sound. With a double fore-edge painting of Rhode Island interest, one a view of Providence from Narragansett Bay with 3 sailing ships in the harbor, and two beachcombers on the west shore, and the other a view of Newport Harbor from Breton's Cove, with 6 sailing ships, and what is now the Ida Lewis Yacht Club central. The image of the yacht club does not include the skeleton light tower which was added in 1927 so we assume these paintings were done prior to that time. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Descriptions and Sketches of some Remarkable Oaks, in the Park at Welbeck, in the county of Nottingham, a seat of His Grace the Duke of Portland. To which are added, observations on the age and durability of that tree. W

      G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Boards rubbed at edges. Joints cracking. Spotting to plates. Ink name to ffep. Book-plate of William Arthur, Sixth Duke of Portland to front paste-down. Extra plate with some tears due to it having been folded to fit the books dimensions First Edition Contemporary half calf gilt 270mm x 210mm (11" x 8"). 23pp. 10 engraved plates. One extra plate bound in at end.

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        Descriptio febris urticatæ, scarlatinæ, et purpuræ, data a Ferd. Saalmann Medicinae doctore. Unito a: Descriptio febrium malignarum in genere, et speciatim sic dictarum catarrhhalium malignarum simplicium, et exanthematicarum; item petechiarum verarum, deinde pestis, sive pestilentiae verae, denique rabiei caninae, data a Ferd. Saalmann .

      typis A. W. Aschendorf; Philippi Henrici Perrenon 1790-1791, Munster; Monasterii in Westphalia, - In 4° (21,5x17 cm); 118, (2 b.) pp. e 137, (1) pp. Legatura coeva in pieno cartoncino molle con titolo manoscritto da mano coeva al dorso. Esemplare con leggerissima brunitura omogenea dovuta alla qualità della carta tedesca nel primo volume e nel complesso in ottime condizioni di conservazione ancora a fogli chiusi. Due prime edizioni non comuni, tre soli esemplari censiti in ICCU della prima opera e due sole della seconda, del noto medico tedesco Ferdinand Saalmann (1732-1792) che visse e lavorò a Munster. Molto apprezzato dalla comunità locale fu medico e consigliere medico ufficiale del vescovado di Munste. Fu autore di diversi studi medici dedicati a diversi tipi di infiammazioni. La prima opera è dedicata alle "febris urticatae" come la scarlattina e la febbre rossa (probabilmente la Febbre emorragica o Dengue). La seconda opera è invece dedicata alle febbri maligne come la Peste, il Tifo e la Rabbia. Prime rare edizioni in ottime condizioni.

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        Bell's new pantheon, or, historical dictionary of the gods, demi-gods, heroes, and fabulous personages of antiquity: also, of the images and idols adored in the pagan world; together with their temples, priests, altars, oracles, fasts, festivals, games . to facilitate the study of mythology, history, poetry, painting, statuary, medals, &c

      printed by and for J. Bell, bookseller to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, London 1790 - First edition, 2 volumes in 1, 4to, pp. [4], 407; [2], 399 [i.e. 329], [4]; 37 engraved plates; contemporary full calf, sometime rebacked, red morocco label on gilt-paneled spine; rubbed and worn, but sound. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "Bell's new pantheon, or, historical dictionary of the gods, demi-gods, heroes, and fabulous personages of antiquity: also, of the images and idols adored in the pagan world; together with their temples, priests, altars, oracles, fasts, festivals, games ... to facilitate the study of mythology, history, poetry, painting, statuary, medals, &c"

      London: "printed by and for J. Bell, bookseller to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales", 1790. London: "printed by and for J. Bell, bookseller to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales". 1790. "First edition, 2 volumes in 1, 4to, pp. [4], 407; [2], 399 [i.e. 329], [4]; 37 engraved plates; contemporary full calf, sometime rebacked, red morocco label on gilt-paneled spine; rubbed and worn, but sound."

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        A General History of Quadrupeds

      S. Hodgson, Newcastle Upon Tyne, 1790. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Contemporary gilt ruled calf, rebacked with the original spine laid back down. Two bookplates, one to the pastedown and one to the free endpaper. Scattered slight foxing and age toning but generally quite clean - a very nice copy of one of Bewick's high spots. Wood engravings throughout. viii, 456. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Natural History & Resources; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 044427. .

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        Squalus Centrina. Das Seeschwein. La Centrine." Hai, Seeschwein. Unter der Darstellung des Fisches in ganzer Länge ein Detail des Kopfes

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Schmidt nach Johann Friedrich A. Krüger aus Marcus Elieser Bloch "Allgemeine Naturgeschichte der Fische" um 1790. 20.5x36.5 cm. - Nissen ZBI 415 -

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        Squalus Acanthias. Der Dornhaay. Le Requin. The Picked Dog." Hai, Dornhai. Unter der Darstellung des Fisches in seiner ganzen Länge, ein Detail von der Unterseite mit Kopf, Kiemen und Flossen

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Berger nach Johann Friedrich A. Krüger aus Marcus Elieser Bloch "Allgemeine Naturgeschichte der Fische" um 1790. 22x40.5 cm. - Nissen ZBI 415 -

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        A New and Correct Map of Scotland or North Britain with all the Post and Military Roads, Divisions, &c

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

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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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        ANECDOTES, ANTIENT AND MODERN. WITH OBSERVATIONS

      Printed for John Stockdale London: Printed for John Stockdale, 1790. Hardcover. An 18th Century Collection of Well-Indexed Anecdotes, Owned by Wallis Simpson's Spurned Husband. 222 x 140 mm (8 3/4 x 5 1/2"). xvi, 470, xvi, 106, v, [1] pp., [8] leaves (ads). Pleasing early 20th century red three-quarter morocco over marbled boards, raised bands flanked by plain gilt rules, gilt titling, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With an amusing engraved frontispiece portrait of the author using bellows at a fireplace of imagination to generate anecdotes. Front pastedown with woodcut armorial bookplate of Ernest Aldrich Simpson (see below). Upper corners slightly bumped, title page and frontispiece mildly foxed, text with occasional marginal smudges, minor foxing, offsetting, or other trivial imperfections, but a fresh and generally excellent copy internally, in a pleasing binding that shows almost no wear. First printed in the previous year, these anecdotes by British historian and magistrate James Pettit Andrews (ca. 1737-97) are called by Britannica "an amusing collection of gossip," and our copy is distinguished by having belonged to a man at the center of some of the most scandalous gossip of the 20th century. The anecdotes here are drawn from Andrews' years of research in esoteric volumes, and are arranged into 68 alphabetically-ordered topics, among them "Conjugal Infidelity," "Good Old Times," and "Lazy Monks." The elaborate index is as amusing and revealing as the stories, with entries including "Ear, lost, does not ruffle a Spaniard's temper," "Drunkeness, where precisely lies the sin of it?" and the pithy "Jesuits, troublesome." Ernest Aldrich Simpson (1895-1958) was a graduate of Harvard, a naturalized British citizen, and a successful shipping executive, but he was chiefly known and is only remembered as the spurned husband of Wallis Warfield Simpson (1896-1986), the American for whom Edward VIII gave up the throne of England. In his obituary, the "New York Times" called him "the forgotten man" in the most publicized romance of the century, which culminated in his ex-wife's marrying her royal lover and becoming the Duchess of Windsor. One can easily imagine why someone in Simpson's position would be anxious to have a supply of anecdotes at the ready, in order to steer cocktail party conversation away from his own circumstances. Of some additional interest here is the long section of ads at the back for a large number of priced books available from the major London publisher John Stockdale.

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        ANECDOTES, ANTIENT AND MODERN. WITH OBSERVATIONS

      London: Printed for John Stockdale, 1790. Hardcover. An 18th Century Collection of Well-Indexed Anecdotes, Owned by Wallis Simpson's Spurned Husband. 222 x 140 mm (8 3/4 x 5 1/2"). xvi, 470, xvi, 106, v, [1] pp., [8] leaves (ads). Pleasing early 20th century red three-quarter morocco over marbled boards, raised bands flanked by plain gilt rules, gilt titling, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With an amusing engraved frontispiece portrait of the author using bellows at a fireplace of imagination to generate anecdotes. Front pastedown with woodcut armorial bookplate of Ernest Aldrich Simpson (see below). Upper corners slightly bumped, title page and frontispiece mildly foxed, text with occasional marginal smudges, minor foxing, offsetting, or other trivial imperfections, but a fresh and generally excellent copy internally, in a pleasing binding that shows almost no wear. First printed in the previous year, these anecdotes by British historian and magistrate James Pettit Andrews (ca. 1737-97) are called by Britannica "an amusing collection of gossip," and our copy is distinguished by having belonged to a man at the center of some of the most scandalous gossip of the 20th century. The anecdotes here are drawn from Andrews' years of research in esoteric volumes, and are arranged into 68 alphabetically-ordered topics, among them "Conjugal Infidelity," "Good Old Times," and "Lazy Monks." The elaborate index is as amusing and revealing as the stories, with entries including "Ear, lost, does not ruffle a Spaniard's temper," "Drunkeness, where precisely lies the sin of it?" and the pithy "Jesuits, troublesome." Ernest Aldrich Simpson (1895-1958) was a graduate of Harvard, a naturalized British citizen, and a successful shipping executive, but he was chiefly known and is only remembered as the spurned husband of Wallis Warfield Simpson (1896-1986), the American for whom Edward VIII gave up the throne of England. In his obituary, the "New York Times" called him "the forgotten man" in the most publicized romance of the century, which culminated in his ex-wife's marrying her royal lover and becoming the Duchess of Windsor. One can easily imagine why someone in Simpson's position would be anxious to have a supply of anecdotes at the ready, in order to steer cocktail party conversation away from his own circumstances. Of some additional interest here is the long section of ads at the back for a large number of priced books available from the major London publisher John Stockdale.

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        VOYAGES MADE IN THE YEARS 1788 AND 1789, FROM CHINA TO THE NORTH WEST COAST OF AMERICA

      London, printed at the Logographic Press; and sold by J. Walter, 1790.. To which are prefixed, an introductory narrative of a Voyage performed in 1786, from Bengal, in the ship Nootka; observations on the probable existence of a North West Passage; and some account of the trade between the North West Coast of America and China; and the latter country and Great Britain. FIRST EDITION 1790, 4to, approximately 295 x 240 mm, 11¾ x 9½ inches, frontispiece portrait by C. Bestland after W. Beechey, 10 maps and charts, 3 folding, 2 being large folding maps, 18 engraved plates, including the frontispiece, mostly aquatints, the 2 large folding maps and the Views of the Philipine were lacking and have now been supplied from a copy of the atlas of the first French edition, there is an extra duplicate portrait frontispiece also taken from the French edition, pages: viii, (12) - Subscribers and Contents, xcv - Introduction, (1) - errata, 372, (108) - Appendices, bound in full antique calf with small gilt armorial device of the Signet Library to centre, rebacked with raised bands and retaining original gilt lettered morocco label, recornered, new endpapers. Covers marked and scratched, slight wrinkling to original frontispiece at inner edge, original frontispiece and title page faintly browned at edges, faded inscription in inner margin of title page, very occasional foxing to text, 10 pages of the Appendix foxed all over, occasional small pale stain to margins, many margins slightly dusty, most plate margins foxed, 5 plates have foxing to image, text lightly offset on 1 plate, 2 plates faintly browned, slight offsetting to text opposite plates, 2 very small closed margin tears, repaired neatly, small piece missing from 1 lower margin corner, neatly repaired, not affecting text, tiny chip to 1 fore-edge, neatly repaired. Binding tight and firm. A good solid copy with some foxing. John Meares (1756-1809) was an English trader and sea-captain. He gives a "splendid account of the Indian Nations met with on the North West coast of America, their situation, villages, populations, manners, customs and languages, together with the intercourse and commerce had with them by the members of the expedition. ... Like his contemporary, Captain Peron, Meares was also engaged in the fur trade between British Columbia and China. His vessels were seized at Nootka Sound by the Spaniards, who claimed all that coast as Spanish. War nearly broke out between England and Spain over the question, and the latter had to give way." Lande, A Bibliography of Canadiana, No.1346; "This is one of the early and fundamental books on the Northwest coast of America in general and on Alaska in particular. In addition to his voyages from China to America in 1788 and 1789, which form the principal part of this work, Captain Meares describes his earlier voyage to the Northwest coast from Bengal, which took place in 1786 and 1787... This work, profusely illustrated and with many valuable historical documents appended to the main narrative, is of great importance in the study of early trading in furs originating on the Northwest coast". Lada-Mocarski, A Bibliography of Books on Alaska before 1868, page 172, No. 46; "Of special interest are 3 plates with Hawaiian subjects and 1 of the city of Macao"; Sabin 47260; Howgego, Encyclopedia of Exploration Volume I, page 698, No. M86; Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, page 195. See J. R. Abbey, Travel in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860 number 594 for a list of all the illustrations and a chapter on the Logographic Press. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Ilustracion y continuacion a la Curia Filipica,dividida en las mismas cinco partes.Tratase del modo de proceder en los juicios eclesiasticos y seculares,con lo que sobre ello hay hasta ahora dispuesto por Derecho,y resuelto por doctores antiguas y moderno

      Gerónimo Ortega, Madrid 1790 - piel época con pérdidas orlada en dorado, interior bien conservado, dos tejuelos 3 Volúmenes. . 1374 págs.

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        OBSERVATIONS MADE ON A TOUR FROM BENGAL TO PERSIA, In the Years 1786-7. With a Short Account of the Remains of the Celebrated Palace of Persepolis; And Other Interesting Events

      London: Printed for T. Cadell 1790. . 2nd Ed. viii + 351pp. + [i] publ. adverts. Contemporary ownership inscription to head of t.p., some light browning, nice copy in contemporary calf, gilt rule edged raised bands with gilt lettered title label to sl. rubbed spine with minor nick to tail of spine. ESTC T110204.& William Francklin (1763–1839), orientalist. ODNB ‘... A distinguished officer, Francklin also enjoyed considerable reputation as an oriental scholar. In 1786 he made a tour of Persia, in the course of which he lived at Shiraz for eight months as the close friend of a Persian family, and was thus able to write a fuller account of Persian customs than had before appeared. This was published as [the above] (Calcutta, 1788) and was translated into French in 1797 ...’ US$837

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        ADRESSE DE LA JEUNESSE DU CAP-FRANÇOIS, ISLE SAINT- DOMINGUE [caption title]

      [N.p., but possibly Cap Francais. 1790].. 7pp. Loose sheets, stitching perished. Minor soiling. Very good plus. Scarce and interesting pamphlet arguing against the emancipation of slaves in Saint Domingue. It is signed at the end, "les 4,000 J.G. du Cap, de la secte d'Emmanuel." Imprints from the Caribbean in the 18th century are all fairly scarce. Only four copies located in OCLC, all of them in European institutions.

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        DECRET DE L'ASSEMBLÉE CI-DEVANT SÉANTE A SAINT-MARC, A L'OCCASION D'UN VOYAGE FAIT DANS CETTE VILLE, PAR MM. DESLIGNERIS & BRUNET, OFFICIERS AU REGIMENT DU PORT-AU- PRINCE.

      Port-au-Prince: Mozard, 1790. - 11pp. plus integral blanks. Minor foxing. Folded sheets, partially unopened and untrimmed. Very good plus. Pamphlet recording the steps to internal revolution on St. Domingue, comprising a report of two officers sent to hear the meetings of the Assembly of Saint Marc. The meetings minutes are recorded here, as is a commentary by Col. Antoine Mauduit, head of the bureaucratic opposition. Copies located at Columbia University, the John Carter Brown Library, and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France. All 18th-century Caribbean imprints are rare.

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        DISCOURS DE M. AUVRAY, PRESIDENT, APRÈS LA LECTURE DES ARRÊTÉS DE LA MUNICIPALITÉ [caption title]

      [Cap Francais]: De l'Imprimerie de l'Assemblée Provinciale du Nord, [1790].. 4pp. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Very minor wear. Near fine. The author attempts to set forth the respective powers of the Provincial Assembly and the municipalities, in the context of refusing the assembly of Saint Marc's desire to separate their region from the others. He proposes a ban on communications between Cap Francais and the Assembly of Saint Marc. All imprints from the Caribbean in the 18th century are relatively scarce. Rare, with a copy located only at the Bibliotheque Nationale de France.

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