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        Maxims for playing the game of whist; with all necessary calculations, and laws of the game. A new edition, with corrections.

      London: printed for T. Payne and Son next the Mews-Gate St. Martin's. MDCCXC 1790 - 8vo., (4) + 67 + (1)pp., contemporary ruled sheep, neatly rebacked and labelled to match. A very good crisp copy with the early ownership note on free endpaper of 'Mary Williams 1792 the gift of Mr Seaton'>. A very scarce edition of this popular guide, written by a teacher of mathematics, first published in 1773. 'The game of whist', Payne writes, 'is so happily compounded betwixt chance and skill, that it is generally esteemed the most curious and entertaining of the cards, and is therefore become a favourite amusement to persons of the first consequence, and the most distinguished abilities .'.

      [Bookseller: John Drury Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        Theses juridicae inaugurales quas annuente deo optimo maximo Leiden Haak 1790.

      "Diss. leiden rechtsgeleerdheid 29-5-1790 ; (8) + 6 p. Exemplaar in prachtband: marokijn met goudstempeling, schutbladen van sierpapier".Opdracht: aan vader A. Gevers Deynoot.

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        Scheveningen - naar Van de Velde.

      LA PLAGE DE SCHEVELINGEN. II. VUEKopergravure vervaardigd rond 1790 door Abraham Jacobsz. Hulk naar een ontwerp van Jacques Fran?ois Swebach die op zijn beurt een schilderij van Adriaen van de Velde (1636 - 1672) natekende. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. (afbeelding) ca.: 23,5 x 29 cm (lijst) 47 x 53,5 cm.Adriaen van de Velde?s werken geven gewoonlijk voorstellingen uit het boeren leven weer, tevens was hij bekwaam kustlandschapschilder. Hij registreerde het losse, vrije leven van de boerenstanden in een tijd dat de hogere standen weinig om hen gaven en dat het godsdienstige leven afnam. Pieter Brueghel was hem daarin 100 jaar eerder reeds voorgegaan. Van de Velde geeft het stille boerenleven weer en vertelt het verhaal van hun dagelijks bestaan.Op dit tafereel zit een vissersfamilie voor een hut, men wacht op het terugkeren van de schepen. Kinderen spelen. Een jongen toont zijn vondst. Een koets met vierspan rijdt langs de branding.Prijs: ?650,- (incl. lijst, BTW margeregeling).

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        "BLEISWYK, VAN; ESDRE, DE FREMERIJ, WATERSTAAT--- P. van Bleiswyk, Natuur- en wiskundige verhandeling over het aanleggen en versterken der dyken, uit het Latijn door Jan Esdre. Leiden, Le Mair, 1778 [colophon; v. Hoogeveen 1777]. Met 2 platen, gebonden in half leer uit de tijd.".

      Ingeplakt prijsformulier van Mathesis Scientiarum Genitrix, Leiden 22-9-1790 voor P.J. de Fremerij (voor stel- en wiskunde). Getekend: P. v. Campen en J. v. Coeverden. M11655.

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        Travels in the two Sicilies... in the years 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780. The second edition. In four volumes. Vol. I (... Vol. IV)

      printed by J. Nichols, for T. Cadell, and P. Elmsly, in the Strand, 1790. 8vo (cm. 21,2), 4 Voll.; LXVIII-307(1) pp., XI-(1)359(1) pp., VIII-414, VIII-394 pp. Un grande carta geografica del Regno di Napoli in antiporta, un albero genealogico e 22 tavv. calcografiche rip. f.t. Splendide legature coeve in vitellino maculato. Ricchi fregi e titoli in oro su doppio tassello di diverso colore al ds. Cornici dorate ai piatti e tagli gialli. Carte di guardia marmorizzate. Piccola scritta di appartenenza (datata 1956) sulla prima carta bianca del quarto vol. ed uno strappo senza alcuna perdita al margine esterno di p. 189 nel terzo vol. Alcune lievissime ingialliture ma, nel complesso, esemplare in eccellente stato di conservazione. Seconda edizione (la prima - in due volumi di formato più grande - fu pubblicata tra il 1783 ed il 1785). Importante resoconto di un viaggio nel meridione d’Italia con belle vedute di Palermo, Messina (queste due molto grandi e più volte ripiegate), Brindisi, Taranto, Bari, Amalfi, ecc. Cremonini, p. 116.

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        Reise eines Engelländers noch ein Bändchen durch Mannheim, Baiern und Oesterreich nach Wien. Herausgegeben von seinem teutschen Freunde L. A. F. v. B.

      Amsterdam (Leipzig, Gräff), 1790. 2. Auflage. kl.8. 110 S. Original-Pappband d. Zt. mit mont. Titelschild von Ottokar. (Einband mit größerer Fehlstelle am Rücken, Buchblock gut).

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        Travels in the two Sicilies. in the years 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780. The second edition. In four volumes. Vol. I (. Vol. IV)

      printed by J. Nichols, for T. Cadell, and P. Elmsly, in the Strand, London 1790 - Splendide legature coeve in vitellino maculato. Ricchi fregi e titoli in oro su doppio tassello di diverso colore al ds. Cornici dorate ai piatti e tagli gialli. Carte di guardia marmorizzate. Piccola scritta di appartenenza (datata 1956) sulla prima carta bianca del quarto vol. ed uno strappo senza alcuna perdita al margine esterno di p. 189 nel terzo vol. Alcune lievissime ingialliture ma, nel complesso, esemplare in eccellente stato di conservazione. Seconda edizione (la prima - in due volumi di formato più grande - fu pubblicata tra il 1783 ed il 1785). Importante resoconto di un viaggio nel meridione d Italia con belle vedute di Palermo, Messina (queste due molto grandi e più volte ripiegate), Brindisi, Taranto, Bari, Amalfi, ecc. Cremonini, p. 116. 8vo (cm. 21,2), 4 Voll.; LXVIII-307(1) pp., XI-(1)359(1) pp., VIII-414, VIII-394 pp. Una grande carta geografica del Regno di Napoli in antiporta, un albero genealogico e 22 tavv. calcografiche rip. f.t.

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        Vorlesung über die Wundartzne[y] (spine title).

      c 1790 - manuscript in ink on paper in a single somewhat crabbed hand, numerous crossings out and corrections (some of these in another hand), pp. 406, [2, contents], 4to, original boards, dark red lettering piece on spine, spine slightly defective at head and foot. An extensive set of manuscript lecture notes. Lauth received his doctorate from the University of Strasbourg in 1781. After graduation, he continued his medical studies in Paris with Pierre-Joseph Desault (1738-1795), and in London with John Hunter (1728-1793). Following his return to Strasbourg he worked as an obstetrical adjunct. In 1785 he was appointed a full professor of anatomy and surgery in Strasbourg. In 1794, with the creation of the Ecole de Santé, his post became the chair of anatomy and physiology, and in 1808 it was renamed as the chair of normal and pathological anatomy. The volume is complete in itself (vide Contents) although the numeral I is in gilt on the spine.

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        Spiegels van zotten en zottinnen of vrolyke afbeeldingen der menschelyke gebreken, vertoont in fraaije kunstplaatjes door toepasselyke verzen opgehelderd. Eerste spiegel. Rotterdam, J. Thompson, [1790]. Gebonden bij een incompleet exemplaar van Nic. Cornel en Hendrik Wyt's (.) Rotterdamschen almanach op 't jaar ons heeren Jesu Christi 1791 (.) als mede de maans op- en ondergang (.) door Meyndert van Dam. Amsterdam, erfgen. wed. C. Stichter, [1790].

      - Groen perkamenten bandje met tekst 'Admiraliteyt H.V.D.E.H.' (= Zeeland). 12°, (12) pag. Geillustreerd met 4 houtsneden, gesigneerd Lubeek en een houtsnede van 2 zotten op titelpagina. Voorts een kaartje van Zeeland. C2835 De plaatjes en beschrijvingen betreffen: een dronken zot, een kijfachtige zottin, een lafhartige zot en een hondenzottin.

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        Spiegels van zotten en zottinnen of vrolyke afbeeldingen der menschelyke gebreken, vertoont in fraaije kunstplaatjes door toepasselyke verzen opgehelderd. Eerste spiegel. Rotterdam, J. Thompson, [1790]. Gebonden bij een incompleet exemplaar van Nic. Cornel en Hendrik Wyt's (...) Rotterdamschen almanach op 't jaar ons heeren Jesu Christi 1791 (...) als mede de maans op- en ondergang (...) door Meyndert van Dam. Amsterdam, erfgen. wed. C. Stichter, [1790].

      Groen perkamenten bandje met tekst 'Admiraliteyt H.V.D.E.H.' (= Zeeland). 12°, (12) pag. Geillustreerd met 4 houtsneden, gesigneerd Lubeek en een houtsnede van 2 zotten op titelpagina. Voorts een kaartje van Zeeland. C2835.De plaatjes en beschrijvingen betreffen: een dronken zot, een kijfachtige zottin, een lafhartige zot en een hondenzottin.

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        Litteratur der Türken. A. d. Ital. D. Hrn. Abbe Toderini. Mit Zusäzen u. Anm. v. Philipp Wilhelm Gottlieb Hausleutner. Prof. a. d. Carls-Hohen-Schule in Stuttgart. 1-2. Tl.

      Königsberg, F. Nicolovius 1790. - GV 146,163. BSB 51,391. Hamberger/M.,Ntr.4,241f. DeBacker-S. VIII,57f. Vgl. Biografia Universale LVII,456f. - Giovanni Battista T. (1728-1799), gebürtiger Venezianer, weilte 1781-1786 am Hof des venezianischen Gesandten in Istanbul u. verfasste während dieser Zeit seine "Letteratura turchesa", erschienen 1787 in Venedig, in welcher er nicht nur die türkische Literatur, sondern auch die Geschichte d. türkischen Druckerei- u. Bibliothekswesens behandelt. (Der zweite Teil gliedert sich in die Abschnitte: Akademien u. Bibliotheken sowie Buchdruckerei der Türken). Der deutsche Bearbeiter u. Übersetzer d. Werkes, Hausleutner (1754/1764?-1820), wart Professor für griech. u. lateinische Literatur. 8°. (2 Tle. in 1 Bd.) XX (=XXX) S. (Vorreden, Inhalt), 267 S., VIII S. (Inhalt), 325 S., mit 2 gest., gef. Taf. (Noten), Bl. XXV/VI fehlt ohne ersichtlichen Textverlust. Pappband, mit zwei Rückenschildern, e. mit handschriftlichen Zahlen, Einbanddeckel marmoriert, Schnitt rotgefärbt, Ecken bestoßen. Titelblatt im Falz u. an d. Oberkante hinterklebt, sowie S. III teilw. mit e. Papierstreifen beklebt. Mit e. handschriftlichen Zahl u. e. Namensvermerk am Titelblatt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Teilansicht, Alaunhütte, "Vue d' Aluniere prés de Freyenwalde.".

      - altkol. Umrißkupferstich n. Nagel b. Morino & Company, um 1790, 25,4 x 38,3 Sehr selten! Oben rechts mit Nummer "XX" bezeichnet.- Blick zur Alaunhütte. Mit Widmung an Prinzessin Marie Charlotte Amalie von Sachsen-Meiningen; ab 1772 Herzogin von Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg; * 11. September 1751 in Frankfurt am Main; - 25. April 1827 in Genua.

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        Caption title:] Loi Qui fixe la disposition des Couleurs dans les différens genres de Pavillons, ou autres marques distinctives usitées sur les Vaisseaux, de guerre et sur les Bátimens de commerce. Donné à Paris, le 31 Octobre 1790. [Décret de l'Assamblée Nationale, du 24 Octobre 1790.]

      De L'Imprimerie Royale, A Paris 1790 - First edition. Imprint from colophon. With a woodcut headpiece above title. Published unbound. 4 p. The law about the French Tricolor, the birth of the French flag. The royal, Paris edition. The Revolution of 1789 led to the need for a new national flag, that expresses the radical changes and reforms that were introduced. The first Tricolor was established by this decree of the National Assembly, that specified all the details of the flag, the material and the placement of it. It was originally a naval jack a maritime flag with an outer border blue at the hoist and red at the fly surrounded a white border that was around the tricolor, with the colors the reverse of what they are today, red at the hoist and blue to the fly. The order was reversed later, in 1794 and has remained in use ever since. Red and blue are the traditional colors of Paris and they were already popular in the city, worn as cockades during the Revolution while white "the ancient French color", the color of the Royal flag was added by Lafayette, to "nationalize" the design. The flag became one of the most influential flags in history, as the symbol of the Revolution, many nations adopted tricoloured flags in imitation of the French, replacing its colors with their own. A very important document of the Revolution. Number "113" in ink on title page. In fine condition. First edition. Imprint from colophon. With a woodcut headpiece above title. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Elements of Moral Science.

      Edinburgh: printed for T. Cadell, and William Creech,, 1790-3. 2 volumes, octavo in half-sheets (210 x 128 mm). Contemporary polished tree calf, red morocco labels and roundels to spines, compartments ruled in gilt, edges sprinkled red. Armorial bookplate of Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo to front pastedowns. Signed (volume I) and inscribed (volume II) by the author to each title verso. Spine ends and corners bumped, small tear to volume I head of spine, extremities lightly worn and spines somewhat faded, a few minor chips to boards, occasional light foxing, upper corners of volume I leaf Dd3-4 and Ee3-4 torn, text unaffected, endpapers browned from turn-ins, a very good set. First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his friend and biographer Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo (1739–1806) on the verso of both title pages. Sir William Forbes, 6th Baronet Pitsligo (1739–1806) was a prominent Scottish banker, philanthropist, and writer, and long-time friend of James Beattie. He was the author of Beattie's biography, An Account of the Life and Writings of James Beattie (1806). He was also a friend of James Boswell (who characterized Forbes in his Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides as "a man of whom too much good cannot be said") and through him became a member of Samuel Johnson's literary dining club. James Beattie (1735–1803) was a significant figure of the Scottish Enlightenment, holding the chair of Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen from 1760. In his philosophical works (such as An Essay on the Nature and Immutability of Truth, 1770, and Elements of Moral Science, 1790) he argued influentially for the idea of a "Common Sense" to counter the epistemological scepticism inculcated by Hume, and also against the institution of slavery. He was in addition well known for his poetry, in particular for The Minstrel (1771–4), which inspired the Wordsworth and the other Romantics.

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        "A picturesque tour through Holland, Brabant and part of France; made in the autumn of 1789, [2nd edition], 2 delen, Londen: T. & I. Egerton, 1796 (op gegraveerde titels 1795)".

      "groot 4º: geb. in één halfleren band, 20 + 217 + 4 + 211 p., ill. (op de 2 titelpagina's vignetten in aquatint, 2 etsen, 1 gravure en 45 aquatinten). Mooi exemplaar, op groot papier, naam van vorige eigenaar uit eerste titelblad gesneden. Lit: Landwehr Col. plates 322; Abbey 185; Cox p.159; Lipperheide Gb 35; Brunet III 457; Graesse III 428"."Tweede en laatste druk van dit boek, waarin twee aquatinten en één gravure meer zijn opgenomen dan in de eerste druk. Dit betreft een aquatint van Delft: “Entrance to Delft from Rotterdam” en “Capucin's funeral” te Eu in Normandië. De toegevoegde gravure toont een “arbor vitae” van de vroedvrouw A.C. Nadich: “Vang my, ik zal zoet zijn”. In de boom groeien kinderen die naar beneden vallen en opgevangen worden door vrouw Nadich. Ireland zag dit “reclamebord” aan de kant van de weg bij het dorp Rosendaal. De aquatinten zijn voor de tweede druk zwaar bijgewerkt: ze zijn wat sterker van druk (en daardoor mooier, maar minder contrastrijk). De wolkenluchten zijn geheel anders en tonen meer diepte. De datering is op iedere prent veranderd van 1790 in 1795."

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        TRAVELS INTO THE INTERIOR PARTS OF AFRICA, By Way of the Cape of Good Hope; In the Years 1780, 81, 82, 83, 84 and 85 Two volume set

      London: Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, Pater-Noster-Row, 1790. Two volume set. Contains 11 of 12 plates including one fold-out; lacks one plate from the first volume titled: Encampment at Pampoen-Kraal. Vol. I: xii, 395 pages of text. Vol. II: [ii], 403, [i] pages of text. Hardcover bindings: rebound circa 1910 with black leather spines and corners, and dark green boards. Binder's name stamped at bottom of spine: Bound by Fred Mees. There is moderate shelfwear and rubbing, with volume number one on spine rubbed off, and corners of boards are cracking; both volumes remain attractive and intact. New endpapers are slightly browned with minor staining, and one with a small tear. Previous owner's stamp neatly on the title page of each volume, and bookplate neatly on the front pastedown endpaper of each volume: Henry Von Wackerbarth. Minor soiling and browning to the first few and last page of text, with minimal foxing scattered here and there. Numerous pencil notations or underlining scattered lightly throughout the text.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        Résurrection de Louis XVI, Roi des Juifs et des François.

      A Jérusalem, De l'Imprimerie du Saint-Sépulchre 1790 - ÉDITION ORIGINALE TRÈS RARE. A Jérusalem, De l'Imprimerie du Saint-Sépulchre - mai 1790 - 30 pages. Ex-libris armorié. Frontispice gravé représentant Louis XVI entouré d'ecclésiastiques et de soldats, accompagné d'un curieux personnage à tête d'oiseau, avec la légende : "De ce peuple assassin enfin je suis vainqueur, ma résurrection doublera mon bonheur". Plaquette mettant en scène la mort et la résurrection de Louis XVI. Marie-Antoinette y apparait sous le nom de Magdeleine-Antoinette ou Marie-Madeleine-Antoinette (allusion à Marie-Madeleine et à la résurrection du christ). il s'agit en fait de la mort du pouvoir royale; "Lorsque Louis XVI eu rendu l'âme à son peuple & qu'il eu été obéissant jusqu'à la mort de son pouvoir (.)". La noblesse et le clergé ont été "crucifiés avec leur roi". Sylvain Pilate (Sylvain Bailly, président de l'Assemblée constituante) accorde aux parisiens le droit d'enterrer la noblesse et le clergé "après avoir consulté les douze cents rois du manège (les états-généraux qui s'étaient constitués en assemblée nationale constituante), qui lui permirent d'acheter leurs dépouilles", "le corps du roi ayant été embaumé et enfermé dans le tombeau, au château des tuileries" sous la garde du général Caïphe (La Fayette). La plaquette s'achève sur le retour du roi ressuscité dans sa capitale, la fuite des douze cents, le pardon général proclamé dans la royaume et les mots "vive le roi, la reine, et la religion". Reliure bradel pleine percaline noire postérieure. Titre au dos et date en pied. Très rares piqûres. Bon état. Format in-8°(20x13). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Panorama di Roma da Ponte Milvio

      1790. Acquaforte, fine XVIII secolo, firmata in lastra in basso a destra. Bellissima prova, impresse su carta vergata coeva (una con parziale filigrana non identificata), con margini, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Pittore di paesaggio e di rovine classiche, il Nicolle visita roma tra il 1787 ed il 1789 e tra il 1806 e il 1811. Sono censiti oltre 150 acquarelli dei principali siti della città, della quale realizza anche una serie di incisioni. Etchings, end on the XVIII century, signed on lower right. Beautiful works, printed on contemporary laid paper with partial unidentified watermark, with full margins, in excellent condition. Nicolle was a landscape painter and an expert in ancient ruins; he lived in Rome between 1787 an 1789 and again between 1806 and 1811. More than 150 watercolours of the main sites of the city have been catalogued. He also realized engravings with the same subjects. Dimensioni in mm. 205 X 140

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        Elements of Moral Science.

      Edinburgh: printed for T. Cadell, and William Creech, 1790-3 - 2 volumes, octavo in half-sheets (210 x 128 mm). Contemporary polished tree calf, red morocco labels and roundels to spines, compartments ruled in gilt, edges sprinkled red. Spine ends and corners bumped, small tear to volume I head of spine, extremities lightly worn and spines somewhat faded, a few minor chips to boards, occasional light foxing, upper corners of volume I leaf Dd3-4 and Ee3-4 torn, text unaffected, endpapers browned from turn-ins, a very good set. Armorial bookplate of Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo to front pastedowns. Signed (volume I) and inscribed (volume II) by the author to each title verso. First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his friend Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo (1739-1806) on the verso of both title pages. James Beattie (1735-1803) was a significant figure of the Scottish Enlightenment, holding the chair of Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen from 1760. In his philosophical works (such as An Essay on the Nature and Immutability of Truth, 1770, and Elements of Moral Science, 1790) he argued influentially for the idea of a "Common Sense" to counter the epistemological scepticism inculcated by Hume, and also against the institution of slavery. He was in addition well known for his poetry, in particular for The Minstrel (1771-4), which inspired the Wordsworth and the other Romantics. Sir William Forbes, 6th Baronet Pitsligo (1739-1806) was a prominent Scottish banker, philanthropist, and writer, and long-time friend of James Beattie. Forbes was the author of Beattie's biography, published in 1806 as An Account of the Life and Writings of James Beattie. He was also a friend of James Boswell (described in the Tour of the Hebrides as "a man of whom too much good cannot be said") and through him became a member of Samuel Johnson's literary dining club. The first edition, though well represented institutionally, is scarce in commerce. Chuo III, 29;Jessop, p. 99. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Voyage de Monsieur Le Vaillant dans l'intérieur de l'Afrique par le cap de Bonne-Espérance dans les anneés 1780, 81, 82, 83, 84 & 85

      Paris, Leroy, 1790, in-8, 2 tomes en 2 vol. , de I. Front, XXIV, 383pp, 5pl. -II. (2), 403pp, 6pl, veau fauve marbré de l'époque, dos lisses, pièces de titre rouges, tranches rouges, filet à froid en encadrement sur les plats et filet doré sur les coupes, Un frontispice et 11 planches sur cuivre, représentant des vues, des indigènes (principalement des Hottentots) et des animaux (2 pl. de girafes). PREMIERE EDITION de cet ouvrage en format in-8 (il existe en effet une édition originale en format in-4, parue la même année). Récit du premier voyage en Afrique de François Levaillant (1753-1824), effectué en 1780-mars 1783. Ce naturaliste séjournera une deuxième fois dans cette contrée en 1783-1785 (la relation de ce second séjour sera publiée en 1795). Ornithologue de formation, il collectera au cours de ses voyages de nombreux spécimens d'oiseaux. A son retour, il rédigera des livres ornithologiques, dont une "Histoire naturelle des oiseaux d'Afrique" en 6 volumes. Contient notamment des détails anthropologiques, un vocabulaire d'histoire naturelle en français-hollandais-hottentot (t. II, pp.151-153), ainsi qu'une description des girafes (fin du t. II). Exemplaire bien complet de ses planches, surtout de la gravure de la Hottentote dite "au tablier", dont la configuration anatomique était considérée comme "un rafinement de coquetterie" (t. II, pl. VII) (Chadenat la mentionne comme faisant souvent défaut): "elle laissa détacher son petit tablier, & me permit de contempler tranquillement ce que le lecteur verra lui-même dans la Copie fidèle que j'en ai-tirée" (t. II, p.346). Rousseurs. Mors fragiles et coiffes restaurées, pièces de tomaison manquantes. Brunet III, p. 1034 ; Chadenat n°4348 ; Wellcome III-507.

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        Voyage De M. Le Vaillant Dans L'Interieur De L'Afrique par Le Cap De Bonne-Esperance. Plus the Second Voyage

      First voyage Chez Leroy Second voyage Chez H. J. Jansen, Paris 1790 - This is the rare, large paper first edition of this work, in one volume, together with the large paper first edition of the Second Voyage. The first voyage is complete with an uncoloured frontis, two uncoloured plates and nine fine hand-coloured plates including the expurgated plate of the 'Hottentot' woman. Sold together with the two volume Second Voyage, complete with twenty-two plates including five folding, as called for. Published in 1796. First Voyage bound in full calf with a decorative ship device repeated on the spine. Gilt edges all round. The two volumes of the Second Voyage in paper covered boards with a marbled leather effect. Page edges dyed red. All three volumes in very good condition with some light general wear. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Elementa algebrae Ex gallica in latinam linguam versa cum notis et additionibus

      A. Pezzana, 1790. 2 voll. In 8° (120x125); pagg. XVI, 446; VIII, 510. Mezza pelle nocciola coeva con titolo in oro al dorso, piatti marezzati in cartone viola, tagli azzurri a spruzzo. Leonhard Euler, noto in Italia come Eulero (Basilea, 1707 - San Pietroburgo, 1783), è stato un matematico e fisico svizzero.Ottimo esemplare. Lievi tracce d'uso agli spigoli e sporadiche fioriture internamente. Timbretto di collezione alle sguardie. Poggendorf 689.

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        Teilansicht, Oude Kerk (Innenansicht ) "Afbeelding van de eerste Algemeenen Vergadering ( in der Luthersche Oude Kerk ) van de Mantschappi. Tot nut van "T Algemenen; op den 10den Augustus 1790. Opgedragen ann den Wel eerwarden, en zeer Geleerden Herr, Jan Niewúwenhuiszen, Leeraar der Dorpsgezinde Gemeente te Monnickendamm, en oprichter deezer zo nuttige als loflijke Maatschappij. Door zijn wel Eerwaardens Medelen en Dinnaars, H. Keijzer, C de Vries, en H. van Munster".

      - Kupferstich v. J. de Wit janz n. J. Bulthuis, um 1790, 31,3 x 42,7 Darstellung der 1. Generalversammlung der Gesellschaft für Utillities am 10. August 1790, die sich um die Verbesserung der Lebensverhältnisse der Niederländer bis heute kümmert. Jan Nievwenhuysen ( 1724 - 1806 ) war einer der Gründer dieser Gesellschaft.

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        English Botany

      

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        Travels To Discover The Source of The Nile, in the Years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, and 1773. In Five Volumes.

      by J. Ruthven for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, London, Edinburgh 1790 - Five Volumes, Quarto. lxxxiii, 535; viii,718; viii,759; viii,695; xiv,230, (5,) pp. 5 Vignettes, 3, Large Folding Engraved Maps, 54 Plates [on 53 plates], 4 Plans and 4 leaves of Ethiopian Script.[excellent set with light spotting. Contemporary Calf, matching reback.' Bruce believed he had discovered the source of the true Nile when he reached the springs of the Blue Nile in 1770. "He had not reached the source of the true Nile, but only that of its considerable tributary. He was also in error in regarding himself as the first European who had reached these fountains There is a sense, however, in which Bruce may be more justly esteemed the Discoverer of the fount of the Blue Nile than Paez, who stumbled upon it by accident, and, absorbed by missionary zeal, thought little of the exploit to which Bruce had dedicated his life." (DNB) Blackmer 221. Excellent Set [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Treatise on the Culture of the Vine.

      York: Printed for the author by G. Peacock,, 1790. Exhibiting new and advantageous methods of propagating, cultivating, and training that plant, so as to render it abundantly fruitful. Together with new hints on the formation of vineyards in England. Quarto (252 x 198 mm). Contemporary speckled calf, titles gilt to orange label to spine. With 5 engraved plates, 3 of which are folding. Pencil inscription to head of title page, "April 24, 1840". Small cracks to head of front and rear joints, slight rubbing to extremities, a couple of small marks to boards; an excellent copy. First edition. William Speechly (c. 1740–1821), was gardener to the third Duke of Portland, at his estate Welbeck Abbey in Nottinghamshire. Encouraged by the Duke he started writing down and publishing his knowledge and experience in gardening; in 1776 he had contributed to Alexander Hunter's edition of Evelyn's Silva, which was shortly followed by his own Treatise on the Culture of the Pineapple in 1779. In the present work Speechly describes 50 species of grapes, and thoroughly examines hothouse culture, the construction and management of vineyards, pruning, irrigation, grafting, insect and blight control, etc. An undated and expanded edition was published in London by Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, and is commonly believed to have been published after the York edition, with only the Bibliotheca Vinaria stating that it was published prior, in 1789. This sequence of publishing dates contradicts other bibliographical references, including Bibliotheca Gastronomica. A "practical, well-written and beautifully printed manual", the book proved to have long lasting popularity and two further editions appeared in 1805 and 1821. With the ownership inscription in ink of the High Sheriff of Norfolk, John Richard Dashwood, to the head of the title page, "J. R. Dashwood, 1790, Cley Hall near Swaffham". Dashwood is also listed as an original subscriber.

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        Brief mit eigenh. U.

      Wien, 11. VIII. 1790. - ½ S. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. Dienstschreiben an Karl Graf von Zinzendorf (1739-1813), den Präsidenten der Neuen Hofrechnungskammer: "Da Ich für gut befunden habe, es künftighin von der Abgebung der jährlichen Konduitlisten gänzlich abkommen zu lassen, so will Ich Ihnen solches zu ihrer Nachricht, und zu dem Ende erwähnen, daß Sie auch hievon die Ihnen untergeordnete[n] Länderbehörden verständigen [.]". - Karl Graf Zinzendorf hatte seit 1784 den Vorsitz der Robotaufhebungskommission inne; 1792 wurde er Staats- und Konferenzminister und Mitglied des Staatsrats, 1800 Landmarschall von Niederösterreich. Von 1801 bis 1813 Landkomtur des Deutschen Ordens in Österreich, war Zinzendorf 1808 vorübergehend dirigierender Staats- und Konferenzminister. "Zinzendorf war ein Vorkämpfer des Freihandels und lehnte den Merkantilismus ab. Seine seit 1782 geführten Tagebücher, die über sechzig Bände umfassen, sind eine bedeutsame kulturgeschichtliche Quelle" (DBE). Zu Zinzendorf, der für die Geschichtsforschung vor allem auf Grund seines zeitlebens geführten Tagebuchs von großem Interesse ist, vgl. Christine Lebeau: Die Tagebücher des Grafen Karl von Zinzendorf. In: Quellenkunde der Habsburgermonarchie (16.-18. Jahrhundert). Ein exemplarisches Handbuch. Hg. v. J. Pauser, M. Scheutz und T. Winkelbauer. Wien 2004 (= MIÖG Ergbd. 44), S. 796-800.

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        A General History of Quadrupeds.

      S. Hodgson, R. Beilby, & T. Bewick, 1790 - The Figures Engraved on Wood by Thomas Bewick. First ed. 8vo.viii, 456pp. Numerous text-illus. Contemporary full calf, rebacked spine, slightly rubbed, internally slightly spotted as usual, ex-libris on front and rear end-paper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Reise nach China durch die Mongoley in den Jahren 1820 und 1821.

      Aus dem Russischen übersetzt von J.A.E. Schmidt. 3 Teile in 3 Bänden. Mit 8 Kupfertafeln, 2 gefalteten gestochenen Grundrissen und 1 mehrfach gefalteten gestochenen Karte. Die Tafeln zeigen Trachten und Schrifttafeln, die Grundrisse zeigen Peking sowie das russische Kloster in Peking, die Karte zeigt den Reiseverlauf. - Timkowski machte sich vor allem durch seine Beschreibung und Kartierung der doppelten Marschroute durch die Wüste Gobi, die er von Kjachta nach Peking und zurück... durchzog (Henze), verdient. - "Das Schicksal verschönerte mein Leben durch ein seltenes, unvergeßliches Ereignis: ich sah China." Mit diesen Worten beginnen die Aufzeichnungen im Reise-Tagebuch von Georg Timkowski (1790-1875), der am 12. September einige Mitglieder der russischen Mission in die Hauptstadt Chinas begleiten soll. Aufgrund eines Sondervertrages zwischen den beiden Staaten sind russische Bürger die einzigen westlichen Ausländer, die zu dieser Zeit auf dem Landweg einreisen dürfen. Vom sibirischen Kiachta, dem günstigsten Ausgangspunkt nördlich der Mongolei, führt ihr Weg direkt südlich nach Urga, dann durch die Wüste Gobi bis zur Karawanenstadt Kalgan und von dort aus in acht Tagen nach Peking, wo sie am 14. Dezember eintreffen. Sechs Monate bleiben Timkowski Zeit, bis er mit anderen Missionaren die Rückreise antritt. Auf "kaiserlichen Befehl und Kosten der Schatzkammer" wird sein Reisebericht 1824 in St. Petersburg herausgegeben. Im Jahr darauf erscheint die deutsche Publikation. - 010

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

      

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        Index Ornithologicus, sive systema ornithologiae; complectens avium divisionem in classes, ordines, genera, species, ipsarumque varietates: adjectis synonymis, locis, descriptionibus .

      London: Sotheby, 1790 - Quarto,two volumes, 920 pp.Early half morocco and marbled boards, hinges cracked and partially detached, ex library with the stamps of the Royal Australasian Ornithological Society if Australia. The two volume index of Latham's monumental General Synopsis of Birds, complete in ten volumes published 1781-1802. Dr John Latham, a successful medical practitioner, was the pre-eminent ornithologist of his day. He was a prominent figure in the formation of the Linnean Society and built up a substantial collection of bird skins. This led to his ambitious project of describing and illustrating all the known birds, with many newly discovered Australian birds figured. He drew, etched and coloured many of the plates. His book is a remarkable achievement considering that Linnaeus listed only 444 bird species in 1758 but by 1802 Latham had listed 3000 species. He continued to work well into old age on his General History and died in 1837, aged 97. Fine bird books (reprint) p. 114; Nissen IVB 532; Nissen SVB 290; Whittell pp. 409-12; Wood p. 427; Zimmer p. 376. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Specimens of the Early English Poets.

      London: Printed for Edwards, 1790. London:: Printed for Edwards, 1790.. Small 8vo. v, 323, iv pp Frontispiece portrait of Sir Thomas Wyat, and plate of Henry Howard Earl of Surry. Original straight grained dark green morocco, stamped in blind, fancy raised bands with simple gilt rule on bands, gilt title, all edges gilt; hinges rubbed. Bookplate of Jarrard Edward Strickland. Very good. With a DOUBLE FORE-EDGE PAINTING showing a "View of York" and a "View of Halifax." Although this fine book was printed for Edwards of Halifax, with scene was painted by an unknown artist who was very active circa 1948-50. Provenance: Jarrard Edward Strickland of Loughlynn (1782-1844) m. (18.08.1814) to Anne Cholmeley (daughter of Francis Cholmeley of Brandsby).

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        L'Eneide tradotta in versi italiani da Clemente Bondi.

      Dalla Stamperia Reale,, Parma, 1790 - Due volumi di cm. 21,5, pp. (8) xxiii (1) 273 (1); 295 (3). Medaglione inciso in rame ai due frontespizi. Solida legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorsi lisci con fregi in oro e titoli su doppi tasselli. Piatti inquadrati da fregi in oro. Belle sguardie in carta dipinta. Ex libris inciso. Esemplare fresco ed in ottimo stato di conservazione, stampato su carta forte. Cfr. Brooks 400. De Lama II, 57. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carte De L' Alsace Divisée en Haute et Basse et le Sundgow Partie du Rhein Le Duché des Deux-Ponts, le Marquisat de Bade, L'Ortenaw, le Briscow La Forest Noire et les Quatres Villes Forestieres les Confins de Lorraine et de Soüabe Dressée et Dedieé A Sa Majesté Par son tres humble Serviteur et fidel Sujet I.B. Nolin A Paris Chés Mondhare et Jean rue St Jean de Beauvais. A Bruxelle Ches P. Leonard Libraire Rüe de la Cour. - I.B.T. Rousseau. Sculpsit':.

      - Grenzkol. Kupferstich v. I.B.T. Rousseau n. Jean Baptiste Nolin b. Louis Joseph Mondhare & Pierre Jean in Paris zu haben b. P. Leonhard in Brüssel, um 1790, 62 x 45,5 Nicht bei Stopp-Langel, Katalog der alten Landkarten in der Badischen Landesbibliothek Karlsruhe. - Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 270 (Mondhare & Jean. Publishers, L.-J. Mondhare and Pierre Jean, at 'rue Saint Jean de Beauvais No. 4', 1791-1793 Paris. .). - Seltene Karte des Rheinlaufs von Frankenthal bis Waldshut mit den beidseitigen Ufern. - Linksrheinisch von Saarbrücken bis Belfort; rechtsrheinisch von Heidelberg, Sulz und Waldshut. - Unten rechts Titelkartusche mit Maßstab und Verlegeradressen.

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        English Botany

      1790 - Printed for the author by J. Davis. 1790-1814. 8vo. 36 parts bound in 18 volumes. Recently rebound in handsome quarter black morocco, marbled boards, gilt rules to sides and gilt lettering to spine; 2592 hand-coloured engraved plates, some folding, each with leaf of descriptive text, index bound in at end of each part; occasional light foxing, otherwsie extremely bright, very good. First edition. This is "“one of the most celebrated of all English floras… English botany is of value even to the present day as a work of reference, and as an illustrated flora of our country it has never been surpassed.” (Henrey II pp. 141- 143). The descriptions, written by Sir James Edward Smith, the founder of the Linnean Society, are authoritative, clear and concise. It is James Sowerby's boldly coloured and botanically accurate illustrations, however, that make this set so highly prized. Sowerby cut his teeth as a botanical artist working under William Curtis on the Flora Londinensis and the Botanical Magazine. He met Smith through his brother-in-law and together they planned a work that would exceed all previous books in its scope and execution. Many of the plants here received formal published description for the first time, meaning that English Botany had scientific as well as artistic importance. The work was an instant success and attracted praise from eminent botanists such as Thomas Jenkinson Woodward, who wrote to Smith that " “I have got the first No. of English botany, and am charmed with it. I have recommended it to every body I have seen who buys of this sort…The paper, print and execution of the plates, is so much superior to Curtis, that there can be no fear of its succeeding…” Henrey 1366. Hunt 717. Nissen 2225. Pritzel 8789. Dunthorne 291. Sitwell & Blunt, Great Flower Books p.76. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Tragedie di Vittorio Alfieri da Asti, Edizione conforme all'ultima di Parigi riveduta dall'Autore, e accresciuta, 5 voll. in 3 tomi

      Societa' Tipografica, 1790. in 12° (cm. 16,5x10), pp. 1° tomo cxviii, 220, 2 b., 304; 344, 2 b., 359; 360; leg. coeva m/pelle chiara con tit. in oro, piatti marmor., tagli spruzz. Probabile edizione pirata conforme alla seconda ediz., che è quella di Parigi del 1789 del Didot, infatti la carta è di qualità piuttosto scadente, forte come consistenza, ma uniformemente arrossata. Vol. 1° contiene: Lettera di Ranieri de' Casalbigi all'autore, sulle quattro sue prime tragedie. Risposta dell'autore; Parere dell'autore sull'arte comica in Italia; Filippo; Polinice; Antigone. Vol. 2° contiene: Virginia; Agamennone; Oreste; Rosmunda. Vol. 3° contiene: Ottavia; Timoleone; Merope. Lettera del Cesarotti su le tre suddette tragedie. Note dell'autore, che servono di risposta al signor Cesarotti; Maria Stuarda. Vol. 4° Inedite contiene: La congiura de' Pazzi; Don Garzia; Saul; Agide; Sofonisba. Vol. 5° Inedite contiene: Bruto primo; Mirra; Bruto secondo; Parere dell'autore; Su le presenti tragedie. Nel 2° tomo l'occhietto di Timoleone è posto per errore in fine al 3° vol. anziche' all'inizio della tragedia corrispondente, dove mancano anche la c. b. e il front. Ottima conservazione ma carta scura benche' solida. 276/33

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        To George Washington President of the United States of America this Magnetic Atlas or Variation Chart is humbly inscribed by John Churchman. [together with:] An Explanation of the Magnetic Atlas, or Variation Chart, hereunto annexed; projected on a plan entirely new.

      Philadelphia, 1790 - A presentation copy of the last gasp for Edmund Halley's theory for the determination of longitude by magnetic declination Engraving, with original wash colour, a few creases flattened, some areas of restoration to upper and lower sheet edges not affecting printed image, [together with:] 8vo. x, [3], 14-46, 5, [1]pp., 2 folding charts, minor foxing to text, faint damp stain affecting portion of first four leaves, and minor chips to edges. The Mapmaker John Churchman (1753-1805) was an American mathematician, surveyor, mapmaker, and self-propagandist who held the official post of surveyor for Chester, Delaware and parts of Berks and Lancaster Counties, Pennsylvania. He first came to prominence for his 'Map of the Peninsula between Delaware & Chesapeak Bays' (1778). Some time in the mid-1780s Churchman became consumed by the problem of finding longitude at sea, which had challenged navigators for centuries. The search was given impetus in 1714 by the creation in London of the Board of Longitude, charged with assessing proposals and empowered to award a staggering prize of £20,000 (the equivalent of over £2,000,000 today) to whomever came up with the first viable method accurate to within 30 seconds over a voyage to the West Indies. The award ultimately went to John Harrison for his extraordinary chronometers, but in late eighteenth century America these were rare and expensive instruments, far out of the reach of ordinary mariners. Churchman developed the theoretical underpinnings and methodology for an entirely different solution. His basic premises were that the two magnetic poles could be located precisely, that on any meridian linking those poles magnetic variation was the same at every point, and that over the centuries the magnetic poles rotated at a constant rate around the geographic poles. If these premises were true, a mariner need know only his latitude and the local magnetic variation of the compass to ascertain his longitude with accuracy. Unfortunately for Churchman, his method was theoretically unsound; not only do the position of the magnetic poles vary randomly over time, but the lines of equal variation do not run in straight lines. Churchman's method was also practically flawed, as change in magnetic variation is difficult to measure with precision by use of compass on an unstable vessel at sea. An aggressive self promoter, Churchman communicated his method in both the United States and overseas to luminaries such as Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Joseph Banks, and learned bodies including the American Philosophical Society, the Royal Academy of Sciences (France), and the Board of Longitude itself. Responses to his work were somewhat mixed, Thomas Jefferson, although welcoming his work, raised two practical objections: "1st, a ready and accurate method of finding the variation of the place; 2d, an instrument, so perfect as that (though the degree on it shall represent 160 miles) it shall give the parts of the degree, so minutely as to answer the purposes of the navigator." Others were more strident in their objects. John Macpherson (1726-1792), a Philadelphia resident Scottish privateer, during the French and Indian War who, according to John Adams had "an arm twice shot off " remarked: "While I've a pen, and GOD keeps me alive, The canting, thieving, Churchman shall not thrive" Macpherson, who was a rival to Churchman for Congress' financial affections in funding discovery of "a concise, plain and easily practicable mode of ascertaining the Longitude" was forthright in his opinions as to Churchman's abilities. In the New York Packet on 29 September 1789 he wrote: "Mr John Churchman, you are entitled to no lenity from me: Therefore, in a future address, I shall tell you every page, and every line, from which you stole the words which contains your declarations about longitude" Even with these strident criticisms, Churchman had, by 1790, received enough encouragement from his correspondents that he felt e [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A Treatise on the Culture of the Vine. Exhibiting new and advantageous methods of propagating, cultivating, and training that plant, so as to render it abundantly fruitful. Together with new hints on the formation of vineyards in England.

      York: Printed for the author by G. Peacock, 1790 - Quarto (252 x 198 mm). Contemporary speckled calf, titles gilt to orange label to spine. Pencil inscription to head of title page, "April 24, 1840". Small cracks to head of front and rear joints, slight rubbing to extremities, a couple of small marks to boards; an excellent copy. With 5 engraved plates, 3 of which are folding. First edition. William Speechly (c. 1740–1821), was gardener to the third Duke of Portland, at his estate Welbeck Abbey in Nottinghamshire. Encouraged by the Duke he started writing down and publishing his knowledge and experience in gardening; in 1776 he had contributed to Alexander Hunter's edition of Evelyn's Silva, which was shortly followed by his own Treatise on the Culture of the Pineapple in 1779. In the present work Speechly describes 50 species of grapes, and thoroughly examines hothouse culture, the construction and management of vineyards, pruning, irrigation, grafting, insect and blight control, etc. An undated and expanded edition was published in London by Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, and is commonly believed to have been published after the York edition, with only the Bibliotheca Vinaria stating that it was published prior, in 1789. This sequence of publishing dates contradicts other bibliographical references, including Bibliotheca Gastronomica. A "practical, well-written and beautifully printed manual", the book proved to have long lasting popularity and two further editions appeared in 1805 and 1821. With the ownership inscription in ink of the High Sheriff of Norfolk, John Richard Dashwood, to the head of the title page, "J. R. Dashwood, 1790, Cley Hall near Swaffham". Dashwood is also listed as an original subscriber. Gabler, 265; Lowndes, 2471. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. A New Edition.

      London: for W. Strahan & T. Cadell, 1783 & 1790 - 12 volumes, octavo, (210 x 128 mm). Contemporary tree calf, titles gilt to red labels to spines, cap decorations gilt to spines. With the bookplate and shelf number of the surgeon James Blackman to front pastedowns, and his ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Slight rubbing to extremities, occasional wear to very tips, a couple of small marks to boards, top edges dust toned, short closed tear to front free endpaper of vol. V; an excellent set. Engraved frontispiece portrait to Volume I and 3 engraved folding maps in all. First octavo edition, issued in two sets, the first six volumes issued in 1783, the second six volumes issued in 1790. A handsomely bound set of Gibbon's most important work, first published in a quarto edition between 1776 and 1788. "Gibbon brought a width of vision and a critical mastery of the available sources which have not been equalled to this day; and the result was clothed in an inimitable prose" (PMM). Norton 35 & 37, p. 101. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Nouveau Dictionnaire Français, a l'usage de toutes les Municipalités, les Milices nationales, et de tous les Patriotes, composé par un Aristocrate, dédié à l'Assemblée dite Nationale, pour servir à l'Histoire de la Révolution de France. Et c'est la Vérité, comme on dit, toute nue

      . 2 p.l., 70, [2] pp. 8vo, cont. pale blue wrappers, stitched as issued, uncut. Paris: "Une imprimerie aristocratique," 1790. First edition of a scarce anonymous satirical work, attributed by Brunet to the celebrated writer, Rivarol (1753-1801). An avowed monarchist, he developed a form of satire which mocked certain groups and esteemed figures of the time by facetiously praising them. From 1790 to 1792 he edited the Actes des Apôtres, an anti-revolutionary publication, but fearing the escalating violence, he fled to Brussels and eventually London where he was welcomed by William Pitt and Edmund Burke. This is a dictionary of prominent people and terms, written in a vituperative tone as demonstrated in the foreword: "I am an aristocrat, and I congratulate myself on that fact…I found it necessary…to sacrifice politeness in favor of the truth." He employs the dictionary format in clever ways as he attacks the unlawful overthrowing of the king. For example, under "Roi" he writes "Voyez Esclave" which in return refers the reader back to "Roi." Describing the Marquis de La Fayette, he writes: "He pretends to be a great man, but has none of the qualities: no energy, no character, a very mediocre esprit…" On the Assemblée ("so-called") nationale: "Everything there is absurd, right up to the name it has given itself against the wishes of the nation and popular opinion. It is a mixture of brigands, cowards, and imbeciles…" Fine uncut copy. ❧ Brunet, Suppl., 185-86. N.B.G., Vol. 42, cols. 328-33. Saricks 805-"Attributed to Brunet to M. de Rivarol, but on very tenuous evidence.".

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        Enveloppe rédigée de la main du Marquis de Sade

      1790. Envelope written by the hand of Sade, destined for the President of Montreuil, her mother-in-law. Red wax on the back sealing the sides of the envelope.Provenance: archives of the family. Paris s.d. 10,5x8,3cm une enveloppe

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        Parapilla, Poeme en cinq chants. Traduit de l'Italien.

      A Londres, 1790 [ Paris, Cazin?] - 12° (15,5 x 9,8 cm.) 48 S. und |6 erotische Kupfer| auf Tafeln, davon eines als Frontispiz. Geflammtes Kalbsleder d.Zt. Frühe Ausgabe mit reizenden eindeutig, erotischen Kupfern nach Borel und Elluin. In Form einer italienischen Novelle geht es um die Verherrlichung des männlichen Gliedes oder auch des Godemiché. "Erzählt wird die Geschichte dieses wunderbaren Instrumentes, das alle Damen entzückt. Es gelangt zuerst an die berühmte Donna Capponi in ein Nonnenkloster, von dort in die Hände der Lucrezia Borgia, wobei die Ausschweifungen der Päpste geschildert werden, und das Gedicht schließt mit einem obszönen Gespräch zwischen Lucrezia und Alexander VI." (Bilderlex.) Einband etwas berieben. Innen etwas angestaubt, teils fingerfleckig u. leicht braunfleckig. Innendeckel mit Eignerschildchen von Yves Le Canu. Seltene Ausgabe dieses berühmten Erotikons. Dutel, 823A; Private Case 270. Vgl.: Bilderlex. II,152 (mit Abb.); Ars Erotica 2, 273f. ("ein Loblied auf den Phallus. die schönsten Illustrationen dazu stammen von Antoine Borel und Francois-Roland Elluin .")

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        Reflections on the Revolution in France, and on the proceedings in certain societies in London relative to that event. In a Letter intended to have been sent to a gentleman in Paris

      London: Printed for J. Dodsley 1790 - Second edition, third impression, 8vo, iv, 356 pp. Contemporary signature to paste down, title and subsequent leaf, faint damp stain to the top corner of some early leaves. Contemporary half calf, marbled boards, some restoration and a new label to the spine. Stung into action upon receiving a letter from his then-friend Thomas Paine on events in Paris, this "rhetorical masterpiece of modern counter-revolutionary writing" (Keane) became a publishing sensation and sparked numerous sympathetic pamphlets as well as Paine's celebrated response, "Rights of Man", the following year. Todd 53d. Printing and the Mind of Man 239. Published only a week after the first edition.

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