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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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        Sidharubam seu grammatica Samscrdamica.

      Rome, ex typographia Sacrae Congregationis de Propaganda Fide, 1790. - 4to. 188 [i.e. 192] pp. Title printed in red and black. Modern moirée boards. First edition of "the first Sanskrit grammar to be published in Europe" (Smitskamp), produced by the Propaganda Press. The Sanskrit words are printed in Malayalam characters. With excerpts from the Bhagavad Gita ("Textus originalis libri Bhagavadam", 171-186). Paulinus à S. Bartholomaeo (J. P. Wesdin or Werdin, 1748-1806), a Discalced Carmelite from Lower Austria but active in India between 1776 and 1789, was "one of the inaugurators of Indian studies in the 18th century" (ibid.). "His many scholarly works earned him a reputation as an outstanding orientalist" (cf. Streit). "Ces différents ouvrages du P. Paulin étant recherchés, ont quelquefois été payés assez cher dans les ventes" (Brunet). - Slightly browned throughout with occasional professional repairs. A good copy in a modern, somewhat uncommonly coloured binding. Smitskamp, PO 214a (note). Vater/Jülg 332. Brunet IV, 446. Streit VI, 188. Zenker 2832. Wurzbach I, 170. OCLC 17209846. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pain's British Palladio: or, The Builder's General Assistant. Demonstrating in the Most Easy and Practical Method, All the Principal Rules of Architecture, from the Ground Plan to the Ornamental Finish.

      London: I. and J. Taylor, 1790. [4][16](42 plates) + publisher's catalogue. Bound in full modern calf, with six raised bands and gilt title on spine. Some chips to the fore-edge of the title and last plate. Some foxing. One plate has neatly repaired closed tear.. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Fourteen Sermons and A Charge (bound together)

      Rowland Hunter J. Johnson, 1111. Hardcover. Acceptable. No dust jacket. Quarter leather bound brown boards with gilt text. Dates between 1790-1823 bound newest to oldest. Titles - On The Love of Truth, On the Benefits Arising, A Discourse, Considered in Three Sermons... Pages are slightly yellowed with moderate cracking to hinges causing boards to be a little slack. Moderate water staining and foxing, extensive inscriptions to endpapers and annotations throughout. Several pages have noticeable creasing. Binding is firm with moderate corner bumping and scuffing to the material of the boards. Spine has light edge wear and scuffing to the ends. Loss to paper covering rear board and to leather at spine and corners.

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        Topographische Carte von dem Herzogthum Berg)

      O O o V 1790 - Original Landkarte des Herzogtum Berg. Grenzkolorierte Kupferstichkarte ohne die rechte untere Ecke der Karte (Ausriß: 30 x 30cm). Die Karte wurde fachgerecht gereinigt und restauriert. Größe der Karte: 92 cm x 58 cm. Größe des Blattes: 95 x 62,8 cm. Sehr Selten! Die Maßangaben sind in Rhl. und Bergischen Ruthen. Die Wiebekingsche Karte von 1790 vermittelt u. a. auch einen Eindruck vom Umfang der Waldungen und "Büsche" in den später von Düsseldorf eingemeindeten Ortschaften. (Düsseldorf 1990 Band 2, S. 173ff.) Das nebenstehende Bild zeigt einen Ausschnitt aus der großen Karte (hier: Raum Düsseldorf). Gerne senden wir Ihnen einen Bild der gesamten Karte online zu.

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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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        Specimens of the Early English Poets.

      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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        BRESLAU., "Abbildung der Breslauischen Markt-Seite nach der Ohlauischen Straße Ao. 1730". Ansicht des Großen Rings mit reicher Personenstaffage.

      Kupferstich von F.G. Endler, um 1790, 17,5 x 29 cm. Schlesien

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        BRESLAU. "Abbildung der Breslauischen Markt-Seite nach der Ohlauischen Straße Ao. 1730". Ansicht des Großen Rings mit reicher Personenstaffage.

      - Kupferstich von F.G. Endler, um 1790, 17,5 x 29 cm.

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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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        (Muster für einen Gesellenbrief im Posamentierhandwerk.) Franc Goldschmid del et sculp. Prag

      Prag, 1790-1810. 1 Blatt. 38,4 x 47,3 cm. Standort: Mappe 1. - \"Wir Geschworne Älteste und Sammentliche Burgerliche Posamentirer und Gesambte Gold, Silber, Treff, Borten, Bund, Quasten … Stuhl Arbeith der Königl. Haupt Stadt Prag thuen kund Jedermanigglichen, das der Ehrbare Gesell Nahmens … als bey Einen der Pragerischen Zunfft zugethanenen Meister … Jahr … Wochen in Arbeith gestanden …\" - Schön gestochener Rahmen. An den Rändern etwas stockfleckig, etwas angestaubt und an einer Stelle ganz leicht ausgefranst, sonst aber guter Zustand. Einmal gefaltet. Siehe Photo. Versand D: 5,90 EUR

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        Supplement au Neptune Oriental

      A rare collection of charts from, from the Neptune Oriental, including maps of the Middle East and South East Asia; all the maps in excellent condition, from the library of Baron Reille. The volume comprises the following charts: Carte generale de la Mer Rouge avec un plan du Port de Suez; Arabie, avec plan de Giddah; Arabie, route de la Fregate Venus, rade de Moka; Carte du Golfe de Suez; Carte des cotes de Guzerat, de Cancan et de Canara; Carte de la partie Meridionale de la presqueile de L´Inde qui comprend l´Ile de Ceylan avec la Cote de Coromandel et de la Cote de Malabar; Plan d une partie des cours de la Riviere de Saigon; Cote de la Cochinchine depuis le Cap Bonhornen; three maps of the Baye de Saigon; Plan de la Baye de Manille et ses environs verifie sur la Fregate La Meduse en 1789; Carte d´une partie de la Mer de Chine... d´apres les observations du Gen Rosily. Mannevillete (1707 - 1780) was a French sailor and hydrographer, famous for his use of instruments to correct the latitudes given by explorers; in 1745 the first Neptune Oriental was published, a major cartographical achievement and a practical resource for navigators. The 1775 edition encompassed the majority of the known world. His access to up-to-date sources of information -such as explorer´s narratives- and his eagerness to constantly update the cartography of his maps, turn them into some of the most accurate of the 18th century. Provenance: baron Reille.

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        MEDICAL BOTANY. [and] A SUPPLEMENT TO MEDICAL BOTANY

      London: Printed for the author by James Phillips, 1790-94. FIRST EDITION. This beautifully illustrated botanical lists all of the plants that had been described in materia medica published to date by the Royal College of Physicians, and it was the standard work on British pharmacopeia for nearly a century. Physician William Woodville (1752-1805) was an early proponent of small pox inoculation, and was appointed physician to the London Smallpox and Inoculation Hospital, where he brightened the grim surroundings by constructing a garden of medicinal plants. As a botany enthusiast and member of the Linneaen society, Woodville was dismayed at the lack of an up-to-date illustrated British materia medica, and rectified the lack with the present work, employing the noted botanical artist James Sowerby to do the engravings. The result is a work as beautiful as it is informative, with delicately drawn and colored plates of great accuracy and aesthetic appeal. Trained at the Royal Academy of Art, Sowerby (1757-1822) had worked on William Curtis' "Flora Londinensis" and "Botanical Magazine," and would go on to produce "English Botany," the first extensive description of British flora. Former owner Isaac George Manley (ca. 1755-1837) was a distinguished naval officer who began his career as a 13-year-old apprentice to the ship's master on Captain Cook's first voyage to the Pacific. During his three years on the Endeavour, Manley rose to the rank of midshipman and earned a fine recommendation from Cook. He was originally slated to serve on Cook's second voyage aboard Resolution, but unknown circumstances kept him in English waters. He eventually rose to the rank of Vice Admiral of the Red, the fourth highest rank in the British Navy; only 14 men outranked him. He lived to the ripe old age of 82, and was the last surviving member of Endeavour's crew. This set had previously belonged to his father, a wealthy barrister.. 233 x 182 mm. (9 1/8 x 7 1/8"). Four volumes. FIRST EDITION. Contemporary tree calf, expertly rebacked with sprinkled calf, raised bands flanked by thick gilt rules, one red and one black label. WITH 274 LOVELY HAND-COLORED ENGRAVED PLATES by James Sowerby, as called for. Front pastedowns with engraved armorial bookplate of Isaac George Manley; rear pastedowns with engraved armorial bookplate of John Manley. Nissen 2183; Pritzel 10398; Henrey II, 30-32. Extremities a bit rubbed, one board with tiny wormhole, but the bindings quite sound. Half a dozen plates with marginal browning, another half dozen with freckled foxing, noticeable on one plate, otherwise an excellent set, quite clean, fresh, and bright with attractively colored plates. This beautifully illustrated botanical lists all of the plants that had been described in materia medica published to date by the Royal College of Physicians, and it was the standard work on British pharmacopeia for nearly a century. Physician William Woodville (1752-1805) was an early proponent of small pox inoculation, and was appointed physician to the London Smallpox and Inoculation Hospital, where he brightened the grim surroundings by constructing a garden of medicinal plants. As a botany enthusiast and member of the Linneaen society, Woodville was dismayed at the lack of an up-to-date illustrated British materia medica, and rectified the lack with the present work, employing the noted botanical artist James Sowerby to do the engravings. The result is a work as beautiful as it is informative, with delicately drawn and colored plates of great accuracy and aesthetic appeal. Trained at the Royal Academy of Art, Sowerby (1757-1822) had worked on William Curtis' "Flora Londinensis" and "Botanical Magazine," and would go on to produce "English Botany," the first extensive description of British flora. Former owner Isaac George Manley (ca. 1755-1837) was a distinguished naval officer who began his career as a 13-year-old apprentice to the ship's master on Captain Cook's first voyage to the Pacific. During his three years on the Endeavour, Manley rose to the rank of midshipman and earned a fine recommendation from Cook. He was originally slated to serve on Cook's second voyage aboard Resolution, but unknown circumstances kept him in English waters. He eventually rose to the rank of Vice Admiral of the Red, the fourth highest rank in the British Navy; only 14 men outranked him. He lived to the ripe old age of 82, and was the last surviving member of Endeavour's crew. This set had previously belonged to his father, a wealthy barrister.

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        Magna Charta von Galicien, oder Untersuchung der Beschwerden des galicischen Adels pohlnischer Nation über die österreichische Regierung.

      Jassy (d. i. Lemberg), ohne Verlag bzw. Drucker, 1790. - Erstausgabe des Hauptwerkes des österr. Staatsmannes, der seit 1785 Gubernialrat und ab 1800 Hofrat und Administrator der kgl. Staatsgüter in Galizien war. - „Sein Einfluß und Wirkungskreis auf diesem Posten war eine wahre Wohltat für Galizien" (Wurzbach). - „Übrigens ist mein Nahme zwar keine Sünde; ich habe aber dennoch ihn lieber nicht mit Buchstaben hinschreiben wollen. Die mich kennen, werden ihn aus meiner Schrift errathen, und die mich nicht kennen, werden bey ihrem Urtheile über diese kleine Abhandlung desto weniger auf etwas anderes, als ihren inneren Gehalt, Rücksicht nehmen" (Vorrede). - Einband etw. berieben, bestoßen u. fleckig. Vorderdeckel m. Resten eines Bibl.-Schildchens (Schönborn-Buchheim). Innendeckel m. altem Wappen-Exlibris. Durchg. etw. gebräunt u. stockfleckig. - Weller, Druckorte I, 146; Wurzbach XII, 472; Estreicher XX, 107; nicht bei Holzmann/B. ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 Kl.-8°. Mit kl. Holzschn.-Titelvignette. 365 S., Ppbd. d. Zt. m. handschriftl. Rückenschild. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'Isola di Sicilia divisa nelle sue valli

      Roma 1790 - Carta tratta dal "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni", edito a Roma dal 1792 fino al 1801, opera che la Calcografia Camerale commissionò al Cassini al fine di sostituire l’ormai obsoleto "Mercurio Geografico". Giovanni Maria Cassini, Chierico Regolare Somasco fu geografo e cartografo, ma anche intagliatore di architetture e prospettive - uno dei migliori discepoli di Giovanni Battista Piranesi - Cassini fu uno degli ultimi sferografi italiani del Settecento ed i suoi globi ebbero una notevole diffusione, come pure questo "Nuovo Atlante Geografico". Incisione in rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. An uncommon map, published in the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale', with a decorative title cartouche, by Giovanni Maria Cassini, a Somasco monk. He was geographer and cartographer but he was also good at engraving architectural items and perspectives – he was one of the best disciples Giovanni Battista Piranesi had. Moreover, Cassini was one of the last artists to engrave spheres in the XVIII century and his globes were quite famous and widespread, and realized the most important Italian Atlas of the XVIII century; his maps always bear a cartouche, extremely rich in colours and details. Copperplate, very good condition. L. Dufour - A. La Gumina, "Imago Siciliae", p. 239; Sicilia 1477-1861 - La collezione Spagnolo- Patermo, n. 268 Dimensioni 485 355mm

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        Elements of Moral Science.

      Edinburgh: printed for T. Cadell, and William Creech, 1790 - Octavo (209 x 129 mm). Contemporary polished tree calf, red morocco labels to spine, compartments ruled in gilt. With the errata repositioned, tipped-in to title page verso. Extremities rubbed, corners bumped and a little worn, spine lightly faded, front hinge cracked, endpapers browned from turn-ins and light offsetting from bookplate, a very good copy. Armorial bookplate of Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo to front pastedown. First edition, volume I only; volume II was published in 1793. As the professor of moral philosophy and logic at Marischal College, Aberdeen from 1760 to 1803, Beattie delivered some 300 or so lectures annually to final year arts students. "He was a gifted and conscientious teacher, as shown by the surviving notes taken in his lectures by his students, by a journal he kept of exactly what he had taught in each session over a thirty-two-year period, and by testimonials from those whom he had taught, such as Alexander Chalmers . These discourses ranged widely over psychology, ethics, literary criticism, and natural religion" (ODNB). Elements of Moral Science promises to summarise and enhance Beattie's lecture series "to assist the memory of his hearers" (Advertisement). 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's 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. Jessop, p. 99. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Icones Pictae Plantarum Rariorum or: Coloured Figures of Rare Plants Illustrated with descriptions and observations.

      London: n.p. 1790-93 - First Edition. Folio. 490x310mm. Unpaginated. Issued without a title page but here a title page has been written in manuscript. Dedication page to the Marchioness of Rockingham and Preface. 37 pp. text and 18 coloured plates. Plate 6 (Portlandia grandiflora) is a large folded image. Text in English. Nineteenth century marbled paper over boards with green cloth to the spine. There is wear to the backstrip with tearing at the head and foot with some loss. The covers are worn at the extremities and there is bumping to the edges and corners. The text block is in excellent condition with only minor chipping to the edges and foxing. The celebrated plates by James Sowerby are in fine condition throughout, protected by tissue paper with all titles and descriptions clearly legible. This is a very good copy of an important and scarce book. Sir James Edward Smith (1759-1828) was born in Norwich, educated at home and then at Edinburgh University where he studied medicine. He also took a medical degree at the University of Leiden. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1785 and in 1788, he, with The Reverend Samuel Goodenough and Thomas Marsham founded the Linnean Society and Smith was appointed its first President. Smith was one of the leading botanists of his day publishing his first book on plants in 1785. The Icones Pictae was issued in three fasciculi (Henrey, 1345) in 1790 (pls. 1-6), 1792 (pls 7-12) and 1793 (pls 13-18) but was left incomplete due to insufficient patronage. Smith and Sowerby were close friends and professional colleagues. Smith contributed much of the text for Sowerby's journal, English Botany and they worked together on Exotic Botany, A Specimen of the botany of New Holland as well as the Icones Pictae. In his preface to this work, Smith describes Sowerby as "one of the best botanical draughtsmen this country ever possessed". These are generous, but as this volume demonstrates, well-deserved words. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [LA PEROUSE] La journée des dupes : pièce tragi-politi-comique :

      représentée sur le Théatre National par les grands Comédiens de la Patrie. [Paris : [s.n.], 1790. Octavo, modern marbled wrappers, 86 pp, engraved head-piece; a fine copy. Attributed to N. Bergasse and to A.M.J. Chasténet, marquis de Puysegur, this satirical play counts amongst its main characters the French explorer La Pérouse and his "Indian" (i.e. Polynesian) servant, O Paria. The other characters, all important figures in the French Revolution, have their names thinly disguised, but they includeMirabeau, Lafayette, Bailly and Montmorency. The ships ofLa Pérouse's expedition left Port Jackson in early March, 1788. This was presumably their last contact with Europeans.La Pérouse's last letter, dispatched from Sydney on the British ship Alexander, informed the French authorities that he expected to return to France by June 1789. However, the expedition of d'Entrecasteaux in search ofLa Pérouse did not depart France until the end of September 1791. During 1790, the year in whichLa journée des dupes was written, performed and published, nothing of the fate of La Pérouse and his men was known, and speculation must have been rife that the expedition was either shipwrecked or had perished somewhere in the Pacific. In the play, the character of La Pérouse represents the aristocracy. A figure as distant and "out-of-touch" with reality as could possibly be imagined at the time, he is unable to comprehend the enormous transformation that has taken place in French society in his absence, blind to the fact that the Ancien Régime has been subverted. When he describes himself as "a traveller", the mob demand to see his passport, informing him that since the people have obtained their freedom, every citizen must carry this form of identification. At the end of the play the barbarism and extreme violence of the Revolution is viciously parodied when O Paria, La Pérouse's Polynesian servant, exhorts his master to return to France with him, where, as an "authentic" cannibal, he may partake in the feast of severed heads, mutilated corpses and human flesh, accounts of which have piqued his appetite. Three copies are recorded in Australian collections (National Library of Australia; University of Melbourne Library; State Library of New South Wales).

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        Rowland Hill, 1. Viscount Hill, (1772-1842) signierte Briefumschlagsvorderseite mit Freimarke datiert 1839 signed free front dated 1839

      11,5 x 8 cm dekorativ mit Bild auf schwarzen 10 x 15 cmFotokarton montiert Autograph mounted with picture on decorative black cardboardtadelloser ZustandLifelong authenticity guarantee! Lebenslange Echtheitsgarantie!Hill erlernte die Kriegswissenschaften auf der Militärakademie in Straßburg und trat 1790 als Fähnrich in die britische Armee ein. Bereits 1793 wurde er zum Hauptmann befördert, rückte dann schnell zum Major und Oberstleutnant auf. Als Oberst des 90. Infanterieregiments wurde er 1801 in Ägypten verwundet. 1803 führte Hill eine Brigade in Irland.Er ging 1808 als Generalmajor nach Portugal. Dort nahm er an dem gesamten Peninsular War teil. In der Schlacht von Vimeiro kommandierte er eine Brigade, kam aber nicht zum Einsatz. Später zeichnete er sich unter Sir John Moore auf dem Rückzug nach La Coruña und unter Arthur Wellesley, dem späteren Herzog von Wellington, in den Schlachten von Talavera (28. Juli 1809) und Busaco (27. September 1810) aus. Hier führte er die 2. Infanteriedivision.1811 erhielt er als Generalleutnant den Befehl über ein Armeekorps, mit dem er am 28. Oktober 1811 General Gérard bei Arroyo de Molinos schlug und am 16. Mai 1812 die Festung Almarez überrumpelte. Bei Vitoria befehligte er am 21. Juni 1813 den rechten Flügel. In den Schlachten bei Nivelle, Orthez und Toulouse konnte er ihn erfolgreich einsetzen. Als sein Meisterstück gilt jedoch die Verteidigung des Ortes Saint-Pierre-d?Irube gegen eine doppelt so starke Übermacht der Franzosen in der Schlacht an der Nive am 13. Dezember 1813. Hill war mit seinen Einheiten von den Truppen Wellesleys abgeschnitten nachdem eine Pontonbrücke vom reißenden Fluss zerstört worden war.Am 17. Mai 1814 wurde er als Baron Hill, of Almaraz and of Hawkstone in the County of Shrewsbury in den erblichen Adelsstand erhoben. Vor Wellingtons Ankunft befehligte er 1815 die britische Armee in Belgien. Er befehligte in der Schlacht von Waterloo das II. Korps und führte den berühmten Angriff von Sir Frederick Adams Brigade gegen die Kaiserliche Garde. Danach wurde er zweiter Befehlshaber der Besatzungsarmee in Frankreich.Weil absehbar war, dass er keine männlichen Abkömmlinge haben würde, wurde ihm 16. Januar 1816 der weitere erbliche Adelstitel Baron Hill, of Almarez and of Hawkestone and Hardwicke in the County of Shrewsbury verliehen. Diese Verleihung erfolgte mit einem besonderen Vermerk, dass auch die männlichen Abkömmlinge seines älteren Bruders John Hill (1769?1814) den Titel erben könnten.1825 wurde Hill zum General befördert und wurde 1827 Gouverneur von Plymouth, im Februar 1828 Oberbefehlshaber der britischen Armee.Im August 1842 trat er in den Ruhestand und wurde am 27. September 1842 zum Viscount Hill, of Hawkestone and of Hardwicke in the County of Shrewsbury erhoben. Der Titel wurde mit dem gleichen besonderen Vermerk verliehen wie die Baronie von 1816. Rowland Hill starb auf seinem Landsitz Hardwicke Grange bei Shrewsbury am 10. Dezember 1842. Seine Viscountcy und seine Baronie von 1816 erbte sein Neffe Rowland Hill (1800?1875), seine Baronie von 1814 erlosch.(Quelle: Wikipedia) A Free Frank was a mark applied by means of a hand-stamp to parliamentary mail in Britain to indicate that the mailed item did not require postage. The privilege of free franking was granted to four different classes: Members of Parliament peers sitting in the House of Lords office-holders, largely as stipulated by Acts of Parliament and to archbishops and bishops sitting in the House of Lords. Requirement for free franking were that the mailed cover (letter or packet) had to be signed by the official sender. As a result, free franks were avidly sought during the first three decades of the nineteenth century for autograph collections. This was accomplished by cutting out the front panels of the envelope which carried the inscriptions which were required under the use of this privilege. These panels are referred to by collectors as free fronts. In 1840 as a result of various abuses and excesses that had plagued the British Post office for many years, Rowland Hill's reforms brought an end to the Free franking privilege in 1840 when he introduced the postage stamp to Britain.[1](Quelle: Wikipedia)

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        Letters Written in France in the Summer of 1790

      T. Cadell, London 1790 - "Letters Written in France in the summer of 1790, to a friend in England; containing, various Anecdotes Relative to the French Revolution; and memoirs of Mons. and Madame Du F___". Published in London by T.Cadell in 1790. Original full calf binding with the original red morocco label on spine. Helen Maria Williams (1761-1827) was a British novelist, poet, translator of French works as well as a supporter of abolitionism and the French Revolution. She was thrown into the Luxembourg prison by Robespierre during the Reign of Terror but was allowed to continue working on the translation of French works into English, among which, most notably, is her translation of Bernardin St.Pierre's "Paul et Virginie". As a staunch supporter of the ideals of the French Revolution she was disenchanted by Napoleon and the Emperor would later declare her ode "The Peace signed between the French and the English" to be treasonable to France. Consequently she had to spend a day in prison. This is the true original first edition of this now-famous literary figure's eye witness accounts chronicling the French Revolution and this volume is the first, and most important, in a series of eight volumes thereof. Her Letters written in France also mark her turn from being primarily a writer of poetry to a writer of prose and in them she recounts of Old Regime tyranny and revolutionary events which provide both an apology for the Revolution and a representation of it as a sublime spectacle. Book is in very good condition, the original calf covers are very slightly rubbed at the edges but with no loss. 223pp. Very rare volume of this rediscovered 18th century author's most famous work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        George Washington’s Eight State of the Union Addresses - A Complete Collection, 1790 - 1796

      Boston, MA 1790 - Newspapers. Massachusetts Centinel and Columbian Sentinel. Eight 4-page issues. January 16, 1790 - December 14, 1796. Boston, MA. 32 pp. This remarkable collection of the first eight annual messages to Congress shows the emerging foundation of this American tradition and Constitutional mandate. Delivered as nearly all Americans in the new nation would have received it-in a newspaper-each address conveys the accomplishments, growth, and challenges, both foreign and domestic, of the new Republic. These addresses include some of Washington's most memorable pronouncements to Congress, including:To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.The laws you have already passed for the establishment of a judiciary system, have opened the doors of justice to all descriptions of persons.the revenues for the present year is likely to supersede the necessity of additional burthens on the communityI have obeyed the suffrage which commanded me to resume the Executive power.If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace,.it must be known that we are at all times ready for war.with the deepest regret do I announce to you that during your recess some of the citizens of the United States have been found capable of insurrection.the will of the majority shall prevail.Faithful to ourselves, we have violated no obligation to others.our country exhibits a spectacle of national happiness never surpassedit a sacred duty to exercise with firmness and energy the constitutional powers with which I am vested, yet it appears to me no less consistent with the public good than it is with my personal feelings to mingle in the operations of Government every degree of moderation and tenderness which the national justice, dignity, and safety may permit.To an active external commerce the protection of a naval force is indispensable.a primary object of such a national institution should be the education of our youth in the science of government.I.congratulate you and my country on the success of the experiment. Historical BackgroundArticle II, Section 3, of the U.S. Constitution requires that the president "shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient." As with many other aspects of the Presidency, George Washington established patterns that his successors followed. Between 1790 and 1796, Washington delivered eight annual addresses to Congress to fulfill his Constitutional obligations.President John Adams followed Washington's practice of appearing in person before Congress to deliver his address, but President Thomas Jefferson feared the practice seemed too much like the British monarch's custom of presenting mandates to Parliament in person, rather than making recommendations, as the U.S. Constitution required. He and his successors throughout the nineteenth century sent written annual messages to Congress, which a clerk read to the assembled legislators. In 1913, President Woodrow Wilson returned to Washington's practice of delivering an oral address to Congress. After a brief reversion to written messages from 1924 to 1932, President Franklin D. Roosevelt inaugurated the modern oral State of the Union address in 1934. Although there have been occasional exceptions, most Presidents since have delivered an annual oral message to a joint session of Congress, usually early in each year, to fulfill their Constitutional obligation. Published in newspapers since 1790, broadcast on radio since 1923, televised since 1947, and webcast on the Internet since 2002, the annual State of the Union messages are also addressed to the American people. In these major speeches, Presidents recount the accomplishments of their administrations and make policy recommendations. (See website for full description)

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        Sabina Sagra e Profana.

      Giovanni Zempel, Roma 1790 - Ossia raccolta di notizie del Paese sabino divisa in dieci capitoli con carte corografiche, appendice ed indice delle materie. In Roma, Nella Stamperia di Giovanni Zempel, 1790. In 4to, mezza pelle coeva, pp. XII-500, con due grandi carte corografiche ( Sabina antica e moderna) e una tabella ripiegata ( indice delle Chiese e delle cose notabili). Manca la tavola col " Vero ritratto del corpo di San Felice. Esemplare piuttosto modesto, parzialmente slegato e con piccola mancanza al dorso, gore non gravi, tavola della Sabina moderna con minime mancanze alla piegatura ( vedi foto). Opera comunque rara e non comune completa delle due carte topografiche. Translated info: Rome, Nella Stamperia di Giovanni Zempel, 1790. 4to, coeval half leather, pp. XII-500, with two large geographical maps (Ancient and modern Sabina) and a folding diagram (index of Churches and remarkable things). Lacking the plate with 'the true portrait of Saint Felix'. Quite a modest copy, partially disbound and damaged on the spine, light stains, modern Sabina plate with minor flaws on the folding line. (see picture). Acceptable copy of an uncommon book with both maps preserved. Size: 4to

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        Vue de Dusseldorff.

      - Kupferstich v. J.D. Cranz aus Voyage sur le Rhin b. J.G. Lang, um 1790, 15 x 23 cm ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

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        Magna Charta von Galicien, oder Untersuchung der Beschwerden des galicischen Adels pohlnischer Nation über die österreichische Regierung.

      Jassy (d. i. Lemberg), ohne Verlag bzw. Drucker, 1790. Kl.-8°. Mit kl. Holzschn.-Titelvignette. 365 S., Ppbd. d. Zt. m. handschriftl. Rückenschild. Erstausgabe des Hauptwerkes des österr. Staatsmannes, der seit 1785 Gubernialrat und ab 1800 Hofrat und Administrator der kgl. Staatsgüter in Galizien war. - „Sein Einfluß und Wirkungskreis auf diesem Posten war eine wahre Wohltat für Galizien“ (Wurzbach). - „Übrigens ist mein Nahme zwar keine Sünde; ich habe aber dennoch ihn lieber nicht mit Buchstaben hinschreiben wollen. Die mich kennen, werden ihn aus meiner Schrift errathen, und die mich nicht kennen, werden bey ihrem Urtheile über diese kleine Abhandlung desto weniger auf etwas anderes, als ihren inneren Gehalt, Rücksicht nehmen“ (Vorrede). - Einband etw. berieben, bestoßen u. fleckig. Vorderdeckel m. Resten eines Bibl.-Schildchens (Schönborn-Buchheim). Innendeckel m. altem Wappen-Exlibris. Durchg. etw. gebräunt u. stockfleckig. - Weller, Druckorte I, 146; Wurzbach XII, 472; Estreicher XX, 107; nicht bei Holzmann/B. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Galizien, Kortum, Magna Charta von Galicien, oder Untersuchung der Beschwerden des galicischen Adels pohlnischer Nation über die österreichische Regierung, Polen, Österreich, Adel

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        Fourteen Sermons and A Charge (bound together)

      Rowland Hunter J. Johnson 1111 - No dust jacket. Quarter leather bound brown boards with gilt text. Dates between 1790-1823 bound newest to oldest. Titles - On The Love of Truth, On the Benefits Arising, A Discourse, Considered in Three Sermons. Pages are slightly yellowed with moderate cracking to hinges causing boards to be a little slack. Moderate water staining and foxing, extensive inscriptions to endpapers and annotations throughout. Several pages have noticeable creasing. Binding is firm with moderate corner bumping and scuffing to the material of the boards. Spine has light edge wear and scuffing to the ends. Loss to paper covering rear board and to leather at spine and corners. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kupferstich- Karte, v. F. L. Güssefeld bei Homann Erben, "Das Temeschwarer Bannat aus einer grossen Zeichnung in dieses Format gebracht und nach der, von Hrn. P. Liesganig geschehener Messung des Kistelecken Meridians orientiert".

      - altkol. b. Homann Erben Nürnberg, 1790, 47,5 x 60,5 Szántai, Atlas Hungaricus, Homann 12; nicht bei Sandler, Johann Baptista Homann, Die Homännischen Erben, Matthäus Seutter und Ihre Landkarten; detailreiche und gesuchte Karte des Temeschwarer Banats, so nur in dieser Ausgabe erschienen, die Karte basiert unter anderem auf den Meridianmessungen des österreichischen Jesuiten und Landvermessers Pater J. Liesganig (unter anderem berühmt für seine Vermessung von Galizien); zeigt das Banat von Arad im Norden bis Belgrad im Süden, von der Theiß im Westen bis Orsova im Osten; mit mehreren kleineren Bügen und leichten Knicken, aber aus einer Planoausgabe ohne Mittelfalz.

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        Die Thierärztliche Hochschule zu Berlin 1790-1890, Festschrift.

      2 n.n. Blätter, 314 Seiten sowie 3 ausfaltbare Pläne in Lithographie, Bibliothekshalbleinen, 8. Inhalt: Die thierärztliche Hochschule: Die Thierarzneischule unter dem Obermarstallamte. Vom 1.Juni 1790 bis zum 11. September 1817 / Die Thierarzneischule unter der Königlichen Regierung zu Berlin vom 11.September 1817 bis 1. Januar 1822 / Die Thierarzneischule unter dem Polizei-Präsidium zu Berlin vom 1. Januar 1822 bis 19.November 1836 / Das Curatorium für die Krankenhaus- und Tierarzneischulangelegenheiten. Vom 19. November 1836 bis 1. Januar 1848 / Das Directorium. Vom 1. Januar 1848 bis 1. April 1870. Die Thierarzneischule unter Gerlach. Vom 1. April 1870 bis 29. August 1877 / Die Thierarzneischule unter Roloff. Vom 1. April 1878 bis 22. December 1885 / Die Thierärztliche Hochschule. Vom 20.Juni 1887. // Die Institute der tierärztlichen Hochschule: Das anatomische Institut ( Müller ) - Das pathologische Institut ( Schütz ) - Das physiologische Institut ( H.Munk ) - Das histologische Institut ( Schmaltz ) - Die Klink für innere Krankheiten und Gewährmangel bei grossen Haustieren ( Dieckerhoff ) - Die Klinik für äußere Krankheiten ( Fröhner ) - Das pharmakologische Institut ( Fröhner ) - Ambulatorische Klinik ( Eggeling ) - Das chemische Institut ( A.Pinner ). Die 3 Pläne in Lithographie zeigen: Situationsplan für die Königliche Tierarzneischule vom Jahre 1790 - 1840 - 1890. Einband etwas berieben, leicht fleckig, Bibliotheksmarke auf dem schmalen Einbandrücken. Innen Bibliotheksstempel und -vermerke, vorderer Vorsatz am Vorderdeckel verklebt, Papier durchgehend etwas gebräunt, die 3 Pläne am oberen Rand etwas fleckig und wasserrandig ( außerhalb der Darstellung ) - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 700 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available )

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        Discourse on the Love of Our Country

      1790. (AMERICAN REVOLUTION) PRICE, Richard. A Discourse on the Love of Our Country, Delivered on Nov. 4, 1789… to the Society for Commemorating the Revolution in Great Britain. With an Appendix… London: T. Cadell, 1790. Octavo, period-style full tree calf gilt, red morocco spine label, marbled endpapers; pp. 51, 34. $2250.Third edition, the scarce first expanded edition of Price's controversial work, issued only one year after the first edition, documenting progress in human rights from England's Glorious Revolution to the American and French Revolutions, sparking Burke's refutation in Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790) and Wollstonecraft's endorsement in Vindication of the Rights of Men (1790). Beautifully bound.Richard Price, a close friend of Franklin and John Adams, was ""the most influential British advocate of American independence"" (Howes P586). In November 1789, within months of the French Revolution, Price stood before a London meeting of the Society for the Commemoration of England's 1688 Glorious Revolution and, with this controversial Discourse in praise of revolution, triggered a war of words that sparked Burke's incendiary refutation of Price in Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790), and prompted a ringing endorsement from Wollstonecraft's Vindication of the Rights of Men (1790). In this Discourse Price triumphantly traces the course of human rights furthered by revolution—from England's Glorious Revolution to the American and French Revolutions. ""Be encouraged, all ye friends of freedom,"" he writes. ""Behold, the light you have struck out, after setting America free, reflected to France… Tremble all ye oppressors of the world!… You cannot now hold the world in darkness."" Above all, Price's Discourse remains a powerful and eloquent ""essay on patriotism, its true nature, its rights and duties""(Thomas, 150). Third English edition, preceded by the 1789 first edition (London): this expanded edition with substantial additions to the separately paginated Appendix that contains a printing of the French Declaration of Rights. Published same year as the first American edition. With rear advertisement leaf. Goldsmith I:14554. ESTC T10660. See Goldsmith I:14055; Kress B1697; Evans 22814. Text fresh with only faint marginal dampstaining to several leaves not affecting text. A highly desirable near-fine copy, beautifully bound.

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        Memorie che risguardano principalmente la chiesa e la canonica di Civezzano... Edizione seconda ricorretta ed accresciuta dall'autore.

      per G.B. Monauni, 1790. Cm. 24, pp. 175 (1). Fregi e capolettera decorati. Leg. coeva in cart. alla rustica. Dorsetto ben rinforzato ed una reintegrazione alla parte bianca del frontespizio. Esemplare marginoso, genuino e molto fresco.

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        Dissertationes medicae in Universitate Vindobonensi habitae ad morbos chronicos pertinentes, Bd. 1-4 (vollständig).

      Wien, Wappler 1788, 1789 , 1790 - Bd. 1: 1 Bl., 543 S. (S. 4-5 doppelt gezählt), Bd. 2: 1 Bl., 518 S., Bd. 3: 1 Bl., 389 S., Bd. 4: 1 Bl., 482 S., 22 x 14 cm, mehrere dekorative Vignetten, Bibliotheksstempel, Aufkleber, Ränder ungeschnitten, Einbände berieben und leicht beschädigt, berieben, papierbedingt leicht gebräunt, leicht stockfleckig. Stoll aus Erzingen(1742-1787) war Arzt und Prof. in Wien. Sprache: lat Erstausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        George Washington to the Jewish Masons of Newport, Rhode Island

      New York 1790 - Newspaper. Gazette of the United States. September 11, 1790. New York, John Fenno. 4pp. The letter of the Masons to Washington, and Washington's letter of August 18, 1790[1] in response, printed in full on page 4. This issue also includes a piece on the "Character of Dr. Franklin." (p. 2, col. 1). "Being persuaded that a just application of the principles, on which the masonic fraternity is founded, must be promotive of private virtue and public prosperity, I shall always be happy to advance the interests of the Society, and to be considered by them a deserving Brother." Historical BackgroundEarly in his presidency, Washington received many messages from civic leaders, fraternal organizations such as the Masons, and the elders of the great diversity of religions throughout America. Each offered the incoming president congratulations, praise lauding his deeds in war, peace, and politics, prayers on behalf of their congregations, and more praise for what they were certain he would accomplish as president. Washington's responses to these addresses count among his most famous pronouncements, firmly establishing the liberty to practice one's own faith as a bedrock of the new Constitutional government.The Washington letters provide great examples of his very effective habit of incorporating the best thoughts or words from messages to him into his responses. One of his most celebrated quotes, for instance, proclaiming that the United States would give "to bigotry no sanction," was adopted by him from Moses Seixas's Newport Hebrew Congregation (Touro Synagogue) letter to Washington. The Gazette, a champion of the new federal government, was printed in New York City when it was the nation's capital, and is often considered the most significant newspaper of the 18th century.[1] The Manuscript Letter Signed is in the Boston Athenaeum.

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        Collection of Antique Spectacles from Europe and China

      Europe & Asia, 1790. United Kingdom, Germany, France, China, circa 1790-1940. An outstanding collection of 62 spectacles featuring a few very rare examples and including a scant few opticians' diagnostic and measuring tools. Some are tinted, some fold, some attach to the ear with string while others sit simply on one's nose, some were used by professionals and others would have been purchased by only the affluent, some are in their original cases. The lot contained in three glass top wooden display cases. Only 2 lenses are chipped, two stems broken, otherwise all spectacles are in very good and original condition, a pleasing and expansive representation of specs. An abundant and tangible history of spectacles made in the late 1700s, through the 1800s, and up to the mid-1900s, including some vision testing and lens measuring specimens, this collection serves well to illustrate the making of optical lenses and frames, the shifts in trends and mindsets towards eyewear, and the multiple applications for magnification through glass. [In the 1700s, spectacles were made by hand. The century's most important contributions to eyewear were the invention of side or temple pieces that rest over the ear, the first appearing for the public in 1728, and Benjamin Franklin's invention of bifocals in 1784. Round lenses were almost universal until the end of the 18th century when oval lenses became fashionable.] The most unique and uncommon example of historic eyewear here is a pair of folding spectacles from China, circa 1790-1820, with threads to reach the ears, and housed in an elegant hand-crafted round wooden case with beaded draw string for closure. Also from the late 1700s to early 1800s, the collection features a pair of wig spectacles with a more or less flat bridge and straight temples made of horn or composite. Specialized magnifier eyeglasses are a highlight in this collection. Exceedingly scarce is the pair of 1800s surgeon's magnifying glasses with large square lenses. Another unusual magnifying eyewear possibly dating to the late 1700s features a very small single lens mounted to a post which stretches high from the bridge. Most likely from Germany circa 1925, a style known as the "fernrohrbrille" or telescope glasses, was also used for magnifying. Two monocle magnifying reading glasses are also present. Ten (10) "pince-nez' specimens are included, dating circa 1870-1910, most having metal frames, silver, copper or gold; two are in original owner's cases, one tinted for sun protection. Pince-nez have no temples, but are fit snugly on the bridge of the nose. [A popular style of inexpensive, everyday spectacles was the pince-nez, a French term meaning "nose pincher". Invented some five hundred years earlier, the pince-nez reappeared and was first developed in France circa 1840. They were imported to America after the 1850s. They became very popular as middle-class eyeglasses for both men and women before the end of the 19th century and were worn until about 1920. In America, they gained popularity from frequent use by public figures such as U.S. Presidents Teddy Roosevelt. ] Eight (8) Edwardian era spectacles with thin metal frames and stems are distinct for their large and notably round ear shaping. Five (5) examples this particular style's successor features straighter stems, though is still made of thin metal, one of the present examples having folding or double-hinged stems. The lot also includes two (2) half lens models and three (3) pairs with folding temples (one fully in tact, two with broken temples). [London instrument-maker and optician James Ayscough, invented this first double-hinged temple in 1752. He described these sides as "so contrived as to press neither upon the nose nor upon the temples."] Nine (9) pair of folding opera spectacles, also known as lorgnettes, circa 1850-1890, illustrate style and functionality. An innovative style of eyewear, several feature a trigger release button on the handle to open up the frames. One stem is made of ceramic and ornately decorated with a floral pattern. [A lorgnette is a pair of spectacles with a handle, used to hold them in place, rather than fitting over the ears or nose. Lorgnettes were developed around 1780 from scissor spectacles. Early designs consisted of a pair of eyeglasses with a single long handle. In the 1800s spectacles were considered evidence of old age and infirmity. As a result, people preferred to wear spectacles only when they were needed. This was especially true for women. Those who could afford it, purchased hand-held designs such as the lorgnette to avoid having glasses on their faces. In 1830, a French manufacturer designed a hinged bridge with a spring, which allowed the eyeglasses to be folded. Lorgnettes became extremely popular during the mid to late 1800s.] Three (3) unique pairs of folding sunglasses offer side protection over and above the tinted front lens, two of these are in the style of tinted motoring glasses with blue lenses, and one is pair of steampunk goggles with mesh sideshields. [Tinted lenses first became popular during the 17th century.] For the professionals in the betterment of one's sight, we find an 1870s style optician's lens trial frame made of copper half circles notched with lines and measurement values, a frame without lenses, an optometrist's green and red lensed tool for duochrome testing, and a pair of spectacles with only one blacked out lens with a hole at its center, perhaps for light testing. From Germany we find a pair of Masten-Brille prescription eye glasses in the original metal case, together with original prescription written by an optometrist in Wilmersdorf, Berlin in 1943. Most unique among the European cases is a frog mouth case, cleverly designed oblong lined box which were typically made in the mid to late 1800s, this one belonging to George Jackson & Sons Ltd. a wholesale druggist in Manchester. . Very Good.

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        Nekker. Oder Reflexionen über Ursprung, Natur und Administration der Nationalreichthümer. Aus dem Französischen

      Weimar, in der Hofmannischen Buchhandlung 1790 - . Ein Band in 8vo; VI, (2), 360 Seiten; Kalbsleder der Zeit, kleine Restaurierungen an den Gelenken, Rücken mit reicher Vergoldung und goldgeprägtem Rückenschild, goldgeprägte Initialen PS, beide Deckel mit goldgeprägtem Supralibros, roter Schnitt, dekorative Vorsätze, vorderer fliegender Vorsatz mit kleinen Eckausschnitt, Vorsatzblatt mit handschriftlichem Exlibris, stellenweise leicht gebräunt oder stockfleckig, sonst sauber und frisch, ein gutes und dekoratives Exemplar. Erste und einzige Ausgabe, selten. Der Übersetzer bezieht sich auf ein handschriftliches Manuskript. Die Bibliotheken, die diesen Titel führen, ordnen ihn der berühmten Schrift Necker’s L’administration des finances de la France zu. D.h. es handelt sich um wichtige Auszüge aus dieser umfangreichen Schrift. Humpert 13055 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Karte der Grafschaft Oberisenburg gezeichnet von J.D.A. Hoeck 1790':.

      - Kupferstich v. Hoeck, dat. 1790, 22,5 x 30,5 Nicht bei Tooley. - Seltene Karte der Grafschaft Oberisenburg zwischen Frankfurt, Bad Orb, Gedern, Nidda und Assenheim. - Oben links Titelkartusche. - Unten rechts Insetansicht der Ronneburg von der Nordseite; links daneben Insetkarte "Lage der Fürstl. Isenburg-Birsteinischen Oerter Occriftel und Geinsheim".

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        A Vindication of the Rights of Men, in a Letter to the Right Honourable Edmund Burke; occasioned by his Reflections on the Revolution in France.

      London: for J. Johnson,, 1790. Octavo (220 x 132 mm). Recently bound in buff cloth-backed blue boards to style. Bristol University bookplate to front pastedown, small blind embossed stamps to title and last page, remnants of small label to lower corner of front pastedown, with Wollstonecraft's name hand written on the title page. Extremities lightly rubbed, rear backstrip a little stained, some minor foxing to contents, small nick to fore edge of sig. D8 and F7, overall an excellent copy. First edition, the first of many replies disputing the controversial and conservative assumptions made in Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France, also published in 1790, and an important precursor to her subsequent work, A Vindication of the Rights of Women, published two years later. "Mary's fervour for the principles of the Revolution developed rapidly and was unmixed with any doubts; having learnt her politics from the Dissenters, she continued to adopt their attitudes and followed their particular struggles sympathetically. On the 4 November, the anniversary of the 1688 revolution in England, Dr. Price delivered a sermon at the Old Jewery meeting house in which he defined the nature of civil liberty. This speech sparked Burke's infuriation and led to his Reflections … Mary read them at once, and seeing the principles she had so unhesitatingly taken up as her own under attack, and a smear set upon the good name of her beloved benefactor and teacher Dr. Price, she was in a fury of indignation … The tone was impatient, the arguments sketchy. But it was redeemed by its dominant emotion, a humanitarian sympathy for the poor, and a passionate contempt for the wilful blindness of the privileged to what kept their system going" (Tomalin, pp. 93–5).

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        Physisch-praktische Beschreibung des allgemeinen, und sonderheitlichen Gebrauches des alt-berühmten Gesundbrunnens, und mineralischen Seifenbades zu Maria Brunn nächst Moching im churpfalzbaierischen Landgerichte Dachau, Oberlandes Baiern.

      München, Anton Franz, 1790. 22,5 x 18,5 cm. 7 Bll., 127 S. Mit gefalteter Karte (Nivellierung des Quellwassers). Rosa Pappband der Zeit mit geprägten Silberfileten. Engelmann 335; Lesky 393. - Beschreibung des Heilbades Maria Brunn bei Dachau, das Leuthner, der Leibarzt des Kurfürsten Maximilian III., im Jahr 1789 erworben hatte (zu ihm Hirsch-H. III,760). - Maria Brunn nördlich von Ampermoching verdankt sein Entstehen der wundersamen Heilung eines Holzknechts im Jahr 1662 (vgl. Strauß, Heilige Quellen, 120). Erstmals beschrieben wurde es von J. Thiermayer noch im selben Jahr. Seine Beschreibung des \"Gsund-Bads\" wurde 1743 und 1756 mit einigen Aktualisierungen neu herausgegeben, was auf einen jahrzehntelang blühenden Badbetrieb schließen lässt. 1725 erhielt der Freiherr von Unertl die gesamte Anlage zum Geschenk. Gegen Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts muss aber das Ansehen Maria Brunns zurückgegangen sein, denn Leuthner erwarb ein recht verfallenes Anwesen. - Ohne das Kupfer mit dem Porträt des Freisinger Bischofs, dem das Werk gewidmet ist. Rücken tlw. abgeplatzt, innen gut erhalten. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Balneologie, Oberbayern

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        Gesamtansicht, darunter Erklärungen von A- R in deut. und franz. Sprache, "Das Brückenauer Bad im Fürstenthum Fuld von der Mittagsseite".

      - Kupferstich v. Verhelst n. Vollmäller, dat. 1790, 20 x 45 Seltene Ansicht. - Mit alten,geglätteten Längs- und Querfalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Carta apologética a favor del título de Madre Santisima de la Luz, que goza la reyna del cielo Maria purísima señora nuestra, y de la imagen que con el mismo título se venera en algunos lugares de esta América.

      Mexico: por Felipe de Zúñiga y Ontiveros, 1790. Small 4to. [34] ff., xi [i.e., ix], [1 (blank)], 197, [1 (blank)] pp. (lacks engraved plate). The author, a Franciscan missionary and a native of León, Guanajuato, here defends the cult of the Virgin Mary that is known in Spanish as la Luz. Some opprobrium had come to be attached to the cult when the Fourth Mexican Provincial Council condemned it, but as the actions of that council were never approved or ratified by the Vatican, the condemnation was nullified.         Medina, Mexico, 79191; Palau 6095; on Alcocer, see: Archivo biográfico de España, Portugal e Iberoamérica, fiche 23, frames 47–49. Contemporary cockled vellum, lacking the buttons for its loops, and lacking also the engraving; a very few light stains to a very few pages. Actually, quite a nice copy of the text.

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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        Königstein (Sachsen). - Mühle an der Biela. - Stadler. - "Die Mühle bey Königstein".

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Radierung / Umrissradierung, alt aquarelliert, um 1790. Von Franz Stadler. 24,0 x 31,0 cm (Darstellung / Einfassungslinie) / 28,5 x 35,5 cm (Blatt). In der Platte rechts unterhalb der Darstellung signiert: "Stadler sc: à Dresde". Mittig betitelt. - An der Biela bei Königstein sind mehrere Mühlen historisch belegt, darunter die Reicheltmühle, die Hofemühle, die Ober- oder Hintermühle, die Bienermühle sowie die Nieder- oder Brückmühle. Welche dieser Mühlen hier Darstellung fand, ist nicht feststellbar. - Seltenes Blatt. - Blatt oben, rechts, links und partiell auch unten angerändert. Im unteren Rand hinterlegter Einriss. Darstellung mit wohlerhaltenem Kolorit in gutem Zustand. Franz Stadler (um 1762 Dresden - 1814). Deutscher Landschaftszeichner, Radierer und Kupferstecher. 1799 Schüler der Dresdner Akademie. Schuf Ansichten aus der Umgebung Dresdens, der Sächsischen Schweiz und dem Erzgebirge. Um 1810 in der Lausitz tätig. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: GALERIE HIMMEL]
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        Reizen naar vreemde landen, in het hoekje van den haard.Amsterdam, Diederichs brothers, [1829]. 16mo. With 12 double-page aquatint views by W.H. Hoogkamer, 6 in grey tint and 6 in sepia. Original publisher's printed yellow paper covered boards.

      NCC (2 copies); Saakes IX, p. 392; not in WorldCat. First(?) edition of an illustrated story book telling about the wonders of the world, with its title refering to the very popular motto of "travelling while sitting by the fire". It is written in the form of a dialogue between a father, a mother, their children, and some guests, often travellers, who visit the family. Their conversations discuss various cities and "wonders" from all over the world: Jerusalem, Bern, Gibraltar, the harbour of Rio de Janeiro, the Palais Royal at Paris, Egyptians rowing on the Nile, Naples and Pompeii, a huge iceberg seen by Captain Edward Parry (1790-1855), a water company at Malacca, all depicted on the double-page aquatints. Captain Parry's expeditions to the North Pole are briefly mentioned (pp. 35-36), as well as the eruptions of the Vesuvius in 79 and on 7 October 1727 (pp. 53-67). With a bookplate on paste-down and a manuscript note on first flyleaf. A few leaves slightly browned. Boards a bit thumbed and slightly worn along the spine. Overall in good condition.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM BV]
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        [Scrap album of pictures cut out of prints].[Netherlands?, ca. 1790]. Folio (33 x 20.5 cm). A scrap album containing about 350 pictures clipped out of hand-coloured engraved prints, some with engraved texts in Dutch, French or German, and 5 of birds with real feathers in many colours mounted on the engraving to make the birds' bodies. Modern sheepskin made from old materials.

      A scrap album compiled ca. 1790 by clipping about 350 pictures out of hand-coloured engraved prints covering a wide variety of subjects and mounting them on the rectos of the album leaves. Each picture (from 1.5 x 2.5 cm to 19 x 29 cm) has been carefully cut out just outside the lines of the image itself, sometimes including thin lines connecting different parts of a scene. Several include engraved texts in Dutch, French or German, which (along with the Dutch paper of the album leaves) suggests a Dutch origin. Several series can be recognised. The prints include a French political cartoon only months before the beginning of the French Revolution, Islamic figures with German captions including one signed by the Nürnberg print publisher Johann Christoph Schmidhammer (ca. 1715?-ca. 1775/85?), a group of Far Eastern figures including one signed by the Augsburg print engraver and publisher Martin Engelbrecht (1684-1756), and the other prints seem likely to date from the period ca. 1750-ca. 1790 as well. They include series of costumes, trades, hunting scenes, carriages, musicians, military scenes, ships and boats, village and pastoral scenes, plants, animals, Jewish religious ceremonies, and more. Twenty-eight or twenty-nine come from an engraved Robinson Crusoe with French captions.The last leaf with a hole torn in the gutter margin, and a stain (from a plant pressed in the book?) slightly affecting one print, but generally in fine condition. Binding very good. A fascinating collection of pictures from 18th-century coloured prints, many from very rare series.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM BV]
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        Reizen naar vreemde landen, in het hoekje van den haard.Amsterdam, Diederichs brothers, [1829]. 16mo. With 12 double-page aquatint views by W.H. Hoogkamer, 6 in grey tint and 6 in sepia. Original publisher's printed yellow paper covered boards.

      NCC (2 copies); Saakes IX, p. 392; not in WorldCat. First(?) edition of an illustrated story book telling about the wonders of the world, with its title refering to the very popular motto of "travelling while sitting by the fire". It is written in the form of a dialogue between a father, a mother, their children, and some guests, often travellers, who visit the family. Their conversations discuss various cities and "wonders" from all over the world: Jerusalem, Bern, Gibraltar, the harbour of Rio de Janeiro, the Palais Royal at Paris, Egyptians rowing on the Nile, Naples and Pompeii, a huge iceberg seen by Captain Edward Parry (1790-1855), a water company at Malacca, all depicted on the double-page aquatints. Captain Parry's expeditions to the North Pole are briefly mentioned (pp. 35-36), as well as the eruptions of the Vesuvius in 79 and on 7 October 1727 (pp. 53-67). With a bookplate on paste-down and a manuscript note on first flyleaf. A few leaves slightly browned. Boards a bit thumbed and slightly worn along the spine. Overall in good condition.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM BV]
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        Sammlung auserlesener Freymaurer-Lieder zum Gebrauch der Logen und andrer Freunde des Gesangs.

      (Kempten), 1790.. Mit 6 gest. Textvignetten. 3 Bll., 170 S., 1 Bl. Pappband d. Zt. Wolfstieg 25035: "Enthält 63 Lieder ohne Noten. Erschien auch unter dem Titel Sammlung für die Loge zur aufgehenden Sonne in Kempten ". - Enthält auf den SS. 130-131 die als solche in der Forschung bezeichnete "Version II" des "Fräuleinlied für Freymaurer" von Matthias Claudius. - Mit Besitzeintrag des Logenmitglieds Lud. Alb. Straus(s) und Vermerk auf Titel "gehörig Loge Carl zu drei Ulmen, Ulm". - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. - Berieben und bestoßen. Tls. stockfleckig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Extrait des registres du conseil supérieur de l'Isle de France

      Imprimerie Royale, (Port-Louis) Isle de France 1790 - ____ Rare impression de l'Ile Maurice de l'époque révolutionnaire. Promulgation de mesures pour rétablir l'ordre public pour faire face à l'agitation qui sévit dans la colonie. Toussaint, Bibliography of Mauritius 163. *-------* Printed in Mauritius. Very rare. In-4. Collation : 3 pp., 1 p. bl. Demi-basane brune, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure moderne.).

      [Bookseller: Hugues de Latude]
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        Reizen naar vreemde landen, in het hoekje van den haard.Amsterdam, Diederichs brothers, [1829]. 16mo. With 12 double-page aquatint views by W.H. Hoogkamer, 6 in grey tint and 6 in sepia. Original publisher's printed yellow paper covered boards.

      - NCC (2 copies); Saakes IX, p. 392; not in WorldCat. First(?) edition of an illustrated story book telling about the wonders of the world, with its title refering to the very popular motto of "travelling while sitting by the fire". It is written in the form of a dialogue between a father, a mother, their children, and some guests, often travellers, who visit the family. Their conversations discuss various cities and "wonders" from all over the world: Jerusalem, Bern, Gibraltar, the harbour of Rio de Janeiro, the Palais Royal at Paris, Egyptians rowing on the Nile, Naples and Pompeii, a huge iceberg seen by Captain Edward Parry (1790-1855), a water company at Malacca, all depicted on the double-page aquatints. Captain Parry's expeditions to the North Pole are briefly mentioned (pp. 35-36), as well as the eruptions of the Vesuvius in 79 and on 7 October 1727 (pp. 53-67). With a bookplate on paste-down and a manuscript note on first flyleaf. A few leaves slightly browned. Boards a bit thumbed and slightly worn along the spine. Overall in good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM BV]
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