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        Resolved, that the Commonwealth be divided into eight districts

      , 1790. 1790. First Edition . MASSACHUSETTS. Resolved, that the Commonwealth be, and hereby is divided into eight districts. Boston: Thomas Adams, (1790). Broadside sheet of laid paper printed on recto only, measuring 13-1/2 by 16-1/2 inches. $3000.Massachusetts congressional broadside announcing the division of the state into eight districts,

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        Adam Fabbroni.Kunst nach vernünftigen Grundsäzzen Wein zu verfertigen, eine gekrönte Preisschrift aus dem Italienischen mit Zusäzzen von D. Samuel Hahnemann.

      Johann Ambrosius Barth, Leipzig 1790 - Avec gravure pliée à la fin et une table à la page 60. Rare traduction de l'italien. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels To Discover The Source Of The Nile, In The Years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, And 1773

      Edinburgh: Printed by J.Ruthven for G.G.J. and J.Robinson, London, 1790 Volume I: 759 pages plus dedication poem; Volume II: 718 pages; Volume III: 535 pages; Volume IV: 695 pages; Volume V: 230 pages plus fold-out pages and index. Brown leather binding with gilt ornametation. Boards detatched on volumes I, II, IV, and V. Foxing on some interior pages. JWSC LLC is listing this property on behalf of a private collector's estate. Documentation on file indicates this book was purchased by the estate in the 1970s from Bookseller James Thin, Edinbugh. Additional photos available.

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        Ayot St. Lawrence Edition of The Collected Works of Bernard Shaw

      Wm. H. Wise & Company, New York, New York. - 30 volumes complete, limited to 1790 sets, this being # 233. Published between 1930 and 1932. I: Immaturity; xlviii, 438 pages; frontportrait, illustration [1930]. II: The Irrational Knot; xxii, 352 pages; frontportrait, illustration [1930]. III: Love Among the Artists; 353 pages; frontportrait [1930]. IV: Cashel Byron's Profession; xx, 244 pages; frontportrait, illustration [1930]. V: An Unsocial Socialist; x, 270 pages; frontportrait, illustration [1930]. VI: Short Stories, Scraps & Shavings; vii, 229 pages; frontportrait [1932]. VII: Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant, The First Volume Containing The Three Unpleasant Plays; xxvii, 253 pages; frontportrait [1930]. VIII: Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant, The Second Containing The Four Pleasant Plays; xxi, 305 pages; frontportrait, illustration [1931]. IX: Three Plays for Puritans, The Devel's Disciple, Caesar and Cleopatra, Captain Brassbound's Conversion; xl, 306 pages; frontportrait, illustration [1930]. X: Man and Superman; xl, 228 pages; frontportrait, illustration [1930]. XI: John Bull's Other Island, How He Lied to Her Husband, Major Barbara; 350 pages; frontportrait [1930]. XII: The Doctor's Dilemma, Getting Married, The Shewing-Up of Blanco Posnet; xi, 464 pages; frontportrait [1930]. XIII: Misalliance, The Dark Lady of the Sonnets, Fanny's First Play; ix, 335 pages; frontportrait [1930]. XIV: Androcles and the Lion, Overruled, Pygmalion; x, 303 pages; frontportrait [1930]. XV: Heartbreak House, Great Catherine, Playets of the War; viii, 304 pages; frontportrait [1930]. XVI: Back to Methuselah; xc, 262 pages; frontportrait, illustration [1930]. XVII: Saint Joan, The Apple Cart; viii, 277 pages; frontportrait [1930]. XVIII: Translations and Tomfooleries; vii, 238 pages; frontportrait [1930]. XIX: The Quintessence of Ibsenism, The Perfect Wagnerite, The Sanity of Art; viii, 346 pages; frontportrait [1931]. XX: The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism and Capitalism; xliii, 563 pages; frontportrait; index [1931]. XXI: What I really Wrote About the War; xxi, 434 pages; frontportrait [1931]. XXII: Doctor's Delusions, Crude Criminology, Sham Education; xiv, 387 pages; frontportrait [1932]. XXIII: Our Theatres in the Nineties: Criticisms Contributed Week by Week to the Saturday Review From January 1895 to May 1898, in Three Volumes. Volume I; x, 302 pages; frontportrait [1931]. XXIV: Our Theatres in the Nineties: Criticisms Contributed Week by Week to the Saturday Review from January 1895 to May 1898, in Three Volumes. Volume II; 306 pages; frontportrait [1931]. XXV: Out Theatres in the Nineties: Criticisms Contributed Week by Week to the Saturday Review from January 1895 to May 1898, in Three Volumes. Volume III; 440 pages; frontportrait, illustration; index to 3 volumes [1931]. XXVI: Music in London, 1890-94: Criticisms Contributed Week by Week to the World, in Three Volumes. Volume I; 317 pages, frontportrait [1931]. XXVII: Music in London, 1890-94: Criticisms Contributed Week to Week to the World, in Three Volumes. Volume II; 342 pages; frontportrait [1931]. XXVIII: Music in London, 1890-94: Criticisms Contributed Week by Week to the World, in Three Volumes. Volume III; 332 pages; frontportrait; index to 3 volumes [1931]. XXIX: Pen Portraits and Reviews; 321 pages; frontportrait; index [1932]. XXX: Essays in Fabian Socialism; ix, 340 pages; frontportrait; index. Uniformly bound in blue-gray boards with cloth spines, gilt top paging, gilt series title with volume number & contents on paper label on the spine. Mostly uncut pages, save several of the works and essays with introductions which have been opened. George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was the leading playwright of his time along with being a major critic of music and the theatre. Also an author of various tracts and books on socialism. He was awarded the Nobel prize for literature in 1925. The 30 volume set includes all his writings through 1932. Also a wonderful series of portraits of Shaw over the decades. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A HISTORY OF THE LATE SIEGE OF GIBRALTAR WITH A DESCRIPTION AND ACCOUNT OF THE GARRISON, FROM THE EARLIEST PERIODS

      London: T. Spilsbury, 1790. Fourth Edition. Full Leather. Very Good binding. A Fourth Edition copy of Drinkwater's account of the four year long siege of Gibraltar. With an engraved vignette of the fortress on the title page, and with 10 engraved folding plates of which 4 are maps and 6 are views. There is foxing and toning, and the plates have some wear to the edges and occasional damping. Bound in sheep with morocco title label. The boards have been discreetly reinforced at the joints. Very Good binding.

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        Schloßpark Bagno ('Vûe d'une partie du Lac en face du Belveder-Egyptien à Steinfort').

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Le Rouge, um 1790, 20,5 x 35,5

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        The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament, and the New: Translated out of the original tongues, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, by His Majesty's special command.

      Oxford: Pr. at the Clarendon Press by W. Jackson & A. Hamilton, 1790–92. 12mo (13.6 cm, 5.7"). [1232] pp. A late 18th–century personal Bible from Oxford University's Clarendon Press, in a dignified contemporary binding. The New Testament has a separate title-page, dated 1792; the Apocrypha are not called for and not present.    Binding: Contemporary black morocco, covers framed in gilt roll and single gilt fillet with red- and gilt-stamped IHS central medallions surrounded by gilt-stamped flames, with gilt-stamped corner fleurons; spine with gilt-tooled bands and compartment decorations. All edges gilt.    Provenance: Front pastedown with gilt-stamped red leather ex-libris label of Ann Hall, dated 1798.         ESTC T95085; Darlow & Moule 953. Binding as above; extremities rubbed, sides with small scuffs and scratches, medallions rubbed and gilt dimmed in spots, spine leather cracked. Corners of front pastedown and free endpaper chewed; front free endpaper with early inked doodles; pages trimmed closely enough to occasionally touch a signature marking. and some corners bumped. One leaf with tear from outer margin, extending into text without loss; two pages with small ink blots in lower and outer margins, not affecting text; four leaves with lower outer corners crumpled. => Worn, yet still a very pleasing example of its type.

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        Die im Bernstein befindlichen organischen Reste der Vorwelt gesammelt in Verbindung mit mehreren bearbeitet und herausgegeben.

      2 Bände mit je zwei Abteilungen in einem Band. Mit insgesamt 32 (davon 6 kolorierten bzw. teilkolorierten) lithographischen Tafeln. 4 Bl., IV, 125 S., 2 Bl., IV, 124 S., 2 Bl., 125 S. HLwd. d. Zt.39,5 x 29,5 cm. Erste Ausgabe. Nissen, ZBI 319 BMC (Natural History), S. 137 Engelmann, S. 585. Sehr seltene und erste umfassende Monographie über Bernsteininklusionen, basierend auf der Privatsammlung des Danziger Augenarztes Georg Carl Berendt (1790-1850). Nach seinen Tod wurde das Werk von den Paläontologen Ernst Fr. Germar, Heinrich Göppert, Carl L. Koch und Hermann A. Hagen fertiggestellt. - Kapitale gering angeplatzt, Kanten beschabt, Hinterdeckel kratzspurig. Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, einige Tafeln auf flaueren Abzügen auf bräunlichem Papier, insgesamt aber sehr gut erhalten.

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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. By the Right Honourable Edmund Burke.

      iv, 356p.Original quarter calf over marbled boards.Bound with: Jacques-Pierre Brissot de Warville. J. P. Brissot, Deputy of Eure and Loire, to his constituents, on the situation of the National Convention; on the influence of the anarchists, And The Evils IT Has Caused; and on the necessity of annihilating that influence In Order To Save The Republic. Translated from the French. With a preface and occasional notes by the translator. A new edition. London: printed for John Stockdale, Piccadilly, 1794. xl, 121p. Translated by William Burke. The translation revised and preface written by Edmund Burke. Foxing to final leaf and endpaper. (Todd 62c).

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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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        Zwölf Lieder des Herrn Professor Schneider. Zum Singen beim Klavier in Musik?

      - Engraved throughout. Oblong 4to, self-bound (title & verso of final leaf a little soiled), uncut. Speyer: Bossler, n.d. [but 1790]. First edition and very rare; WorldCat locates the BSB copy only. Brandl (1760-1837), studied music at Neuburg and Eichstätt. In 1786 he became Kapellmeister to the Prince of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg at Bartenstein. In 1789 he took the position of Hofkapellmeister at the court of the prince-bishop of Speyer in Bruchsal. His music has been characterized as stylistically between classicism and romanticism and was well-known both in Germany and in other countries. As Brandl proudly notes in his dedication, this is the first instance of poems by Eulogius Schneider (1756-94), having been put to music. In his Chronik (first half-year, Stuttgart 1791, p. 96), Schubart writes: "Schneider has been fortunate in having found a very good musical translator for some of his lieder. The name of this sensitive gentleman is Brandl, director of the choir of the prince bishop of Speyer. I am glad to be able to present this sagacious and sensitive composer for the first time in my fatherland. I have twelve lieder published by Bossler in front of me. They prove not only that their author feels what he writes, but also a quality that is getting rarer and rarer, namely, that he also, contrapunctually, writes what he feels." Fine copy in original state from the Wittelsbach library of the dukes and kings of Bavaria. ? RISM B4228. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament, and the New: Translated out of the original tongues, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, by His Majesty's special command.

      Pr. at the Clarendon Press by W. Jackson & A. Hamilton, 1790. A late 18th-century personal Bible from Oxford University's Clarendon Press, in a dignified contemporary binding. The New Testament has a separate title-page, dated 1792; the Apocrypha are not called for and not present. Binding: Contemporary black morocco, covers framed in gilt roll and single gilt fillet with red- and gilt-stamped IHS central medallions surrounded by gilt-stamped flames, with gilt-stamped corner fleurons; spine with gilt-tooled bands and compartment decorations. All edges gilt. Provenance: Front pastedown with gilt-stamped red leather ex-libris label of Ann Hall, dated 1798.

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        MESSINA - "A View of Messina as in 1777". Grande e scenografica veduta di Messina, ricchissima nei dettagli architettonici e paesaggistici. In evidenza 6 luoghi notabili, tra cui l'Etna, la Cattedrale, la cittadella e le Saline... 

      1790. Inc. in rame, f. 33x53 cm. ca. Esemplare con pieghe editoriali, rifilato alla battuta, con un piccolo strappo di 5 mm. in corrispondenza della braghetta, con difetto di stampa che attraversa in verticale tutta la carta. Piccola macchiolina in alto nel cielo. In: Swinburne, Henry - Travels in the two Sicilies... London, Nichols... 

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        MICROGRAPHY: Crucifixion of Jesus

      [prob. Germany, circa ]. 1790 - Ink drawing in black and brown on hand-made paper (Very Good, slightly stained, small repaired worm holes in margins of the image), 37 x 22 cm (14.6 x 8.7 inches). A highly detailed drawing of the Crucifixion was made probably at the end of the 18th century in Germany in the technique of micography. Micrography (from the Greek Ômicrographia,Õ meaning small writing) is an art form first developed by Jewish scribes in Egypt and Israel around the 9th Century. Traditionally, Jewish artists were banned from drawing images of living creatures due to the rabbinical interpretation of the Second Commandment which states: ÒThou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness [of anything] that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.Ó As with traditional Islamic art, Jewish artists were thus relegated to drafting calligraphy and geometric forms. However, rabbinical rulings permitted forms that might optically appear to be of banned subjects to be constructed, as long as they were composed entirely of calligraphy. Artists brilliantly constructed elaborate designs composed entirely of microscopic lines of text. During the Medieval period, the art form flourished in Iberia and Central Europe, regions with strong Jewish artistic patronage. It is important, however, to remember that due to the extreme sophistication and technical difficulty of the medium, micrography never became a popular art form, but was reserved for appreciation in rarefied circles.

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        CARTA COMPENDIATA DELLO STATO DI MILANO

      Lombardia 1790 - Carta dello Stato di Milano in coloritura coeva. Il monaco olivetano Mauro Fornari pubblicò nel 1789, in seguito alla riorganizzazione del territorio fatta da Giuseppe II, sei mappe delle provincie lombarde di Cremona, Como, Varese, Milano, Pavia, Lodi e nel 1790 la carta dello Stato di Milano. Il lavoro, inciso da Domenico Cagnoni, è basato sull'atlante topografico pubblicato dalla Giunta del Censimento, aggiornato appena in alcune parti per poter indicare i principali centri abitati posti oltre le linee di confine. Coloritura coeva. Bibliografia: Motta, p. 50; Arrigoni-Bertarelli, n. 1357; Colombo-Rondanini-GRSD, p. 55 Colombo-Rondanini-GRSD, p. 55 mm 379x441

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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. By the Right Honourable Edmund Burke.

      London: printed for J. Dodsley in Pall-Mall 1790 - 1st ed., 2nd impression (Todd 53). iv, 356p.Original quarter calf over marbled boards. Binding sound, but worn, and with front board all but detached. Occasional marginal spotting. Bound with: Jacques-Pierre Brissot de Warville. J. P. Brissot, Deputy of Eure and Loire, to his constituents, on the situation of the National Convention; on the influence of the anarchists, And The Evils IT Has Caused; and on the necessity of annihilating that influence In Order To Save The Republic. Translated from the French. With a preface and occasional notes by the translator. A new edition. London: printed for John Stockdale, Piccadilly, 1794. xl, 121p. Translated by William Burke. The translation revised and preface written by Edmund Burke. Foxing to final leaf and endpaper. (Todd 62c). Very good copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Entdeckte Geheimniße der Zauberey zur Aufklärung des Volks über Aberglauben und Irrwahn. Geschrieben von dem Hofrath Eckartshausen. Mit 4 Kupfern und 2 Vigneten. Erstausg.

      München, bey Joseph Lentner, 1790. - 6 Bll., 271 S., mit gest. Frontispiz, 3 Kupfertaf. u. 2 gest. Vignetten, Kl.-8°, Halbleder d. Zt. mit Rückenschild Faivre 57; Grässe S. 92; Hayn-Gotendorf III,192. - Die Kupfer zeigen: Hexerey; Zauber-Knödel; Ankunft auf dem Blocksberg; Hexenfeier; Schatzgräberey u. Zauberutensilien. - Karl von Eckartshausen (auch Carl, 1752-1803), ein illegitimer Sohn des Grafen Karl von Haimhausen. Wurde 1776 Hofrat, 1777 Mitglied der Bayerischen Akademie u. war von 1780 bis 1793 Bücherzensurrat. In dieser Zeit hatte er sich dem Orden der Illuminaten angeschlossen, deren wissenschaftliche u. humanistische Theorien von Eckartshausen schätzte. Der späterer Kenner u. Vertreter rosenkreuzerischen Ideengutes war zugleich aber auch Überwinder des Geheimbundwesens seiner Zeit. Bekannt sind v.a. seine "Aufschlüsse zur Magie". - Leicht berieben u. bestossen; Titel mit sehr kl. Rundstempel; wenige Seiten leicht fleckig, sonst ein gutes Expl. mit einem zusätzlichen, im Vorsatz montierten Stich. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Notamento di alcuni passi ricavati dalle Memorie del Duca di Sulli, primo ministro del Re Enrico IV. detto il Grande.

      1790. Italy, c.1790. 8°. 170 pages. Hardcover / Decorative 19th century binding with gilt lettering on spine. 18th century, extensive manuscript - excerpt of Sully's memoirs. Maximilien de Béthune, first Duke of Sully (13 December 1560

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        PALERMO - "View of the Port of Palermo". Grande e scenografica veduta del Porto di Palermo, con barche e pescherecci in primo piano e la città affacciata sul mare. 

      1790. Inc. in rame, f. 30,5x52 cm. ca. Esemplare con pieghe editoriali, rifilato alla battura, con un piccolo strappo di 1 mm. in corrispondenza della braghetta, con difetto di stampa in pao di punti, in corripondenza di antiche pieghe della carta.  In: Swinburne, Henry - Travels in the two Sicilies... London, Nichols... 

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        Schloß Prötzel ('Vue de Pretzeln').

      - altkolorierte Umrissradierung aus Topographie Pittoresque des Etats Prussiens b. Jean Morino in Berlin, um 1790, 24,5 x 34 Berndt, Märkische Ansichten, Nr. 1635. - Blatt XXII. aus der sehr seltenen Morino-Folge. - Besitzer von Kamecke

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        AGRICULTURA GENERAL, QUE TRATA DE LA LABRANZA DEL CAMPO, Y SUS PARTICULARIDADES: CRIANZA DE ANIMALES, PROPIEDADES DE LAS PLANTAS QUE EN ELLA SE CONTIENEN, Y VIRTUDES PROVECHOSAS A LA SALUD HUMANA.

      - 1790 Josef de Urrutia, Madrid Libro dividido en seis partes.: 1º, De la labranza, y crianza, y de otras muchas particularidades y provechos del campo. 2º, De las tierras, aires, y sitios, que son buenos para las viñas, y apropia cada manera de tierras, a su suerte de vides. 3º, De los arboles, y primero dira algunas generalidades de ellos, que son comunes a todos, o a la mayor parte de los arboles, y despues dira mas particularmente de algunos de ellos. 4º, De las huertas, y sus sitios, y de la manera de los estiercoles, y estercolar, y de las cercas y cerraduras de las huertas, y de las maneras y tiempos del regar, y de algunas hortalizas. 5º, De las crias de algunas animalias, y primero de las abejas. 6º, En que se enseñan brevemente las cosas que convienen que se hagan en cada mes en el campo. y este tratado ira repartido por menguantes y crecientes de Luna, diciendo que obras se han de hacer en creciente, y quales en menguante. Asimismo pondremos otras señales de algunas mudanzas de tiempos, que las puedan claramente entender; y algunas otras particularidades necesarias. 4 (h) 494 pg. 5 (h) 31x22 cm. Enc. plena piel época, con algunas rozaduras. Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MIDSUMMER HOLYDAYS; or, A Long Story. Written for the Improvement and Entertainment of Young Folk. Second edition.

      83, [1 ad'] pages. Recent full sheep, gilt red title label to spine. 12mo. Some juvenile scribbling and doodling to the half-title, title, blank recto, and the first page of text; else a very good copy of a work thought to be by Lady Ellenor Fenn.

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        JEMIMA PLACID; OR, THE ADVANTAGE OF GOOD-NATURE, Exemplified in a variety of Familiar Incidents. Third edition. (Price 6d in Gilt Paper - 9d Bound in Red.)

      91 pages of text. Ad's as rear pastedown. Illustrated with a wood-engraved frontispiece, and numerous wood-engravings in the text. Original Dutch flower paper-covered boards. Boards rubbed & worn; paper missing from spine; hinges holding on strings only; else a very good copy. Mary Ann Kilner [nee Maze] was the sister-in-law of Dorothy Kilner, author of many 18th century children's Books.

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        English Botany; or, coloured Figures of British Plants, with their essential Characters, Synonyms, and Places of Growth.

      To which will be added, occasional Remarks by James Sowerby [and] James Edward Smith. The Figures by james Sowerby. 36 vols. incl. General Indexes. London: Taylor and Co./ J. Davies 1790-1814. With 2592 handcoloured copperengravings. Bound in nice light full calf, spines richly gilt and with blindtooled decorations, boards with diagonal blindtolled pattern and goldlines, and with inner ornamental border.Together with HOOKER, W.J.: Supplement to the English Botany of the Late Sir J.E. Smith and Mr. Sowerby. The Descriptions, Synonyms, and Places of Growth. By William Jackson Hooker and other eminent Botanists; the Figures by James de Carle Sowerby. Volume 1-4 [of 5]. London: J.D.C and C.E. Sowerby, Salter 1831-49. With 368 hand-coloured engraved plates numbered 2593-2960. Bound in nice contemporary halfleather with coloured labels and richly gilt on spines, and marmored paper on boards. First edition.SOWERBY, JAMES (1757-1822), English natural-history artist, was born in London on the 21st of March 1757. He became a student at the Royal Academy, and subsequently taught drawing, but soon applied his art to the illustration of botanical and conchological works, and became distinguished by the publication of his English Botany (36 vols., 1790-1814), and British Mineralogy (5 vols., 1804-1817). He likewise planned and carried out for a number of years the classic geological work intended to describe and illustrate the British fossils, and entitled The Mineral Conchology of Great Britain (7 vols., 1812-1846). This was issued in parts, with the assistance first of his elder son, J. de C. Sowerby, and, after J. Sowerby s death (Oct. 25, 1822), of his second son, G.B. Sowerby, both the sons being themselves expert palaeontologists. The Sowerby collection, consisting of about 5000 fossils, was purchased by the British Museum in 1860. A few plates weakly browning, some of the bindings with minor signs of age and storage.Nissen 2225 + 2226.

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        Ansicht der St. Gereons-Kirche in Cöln. Vue de l'Église St. Géréon à Cologne.

      - Kupferstich v. Ludwig Schnell ( um 1790-1834 ) n. Ernst Fries ( 1801-1833 ) aus Malerische Ansichten des Rheins b. Joseph Engelmann, Heidelberg, 1819 - 1826, 14,5 x 21,5 cm Ansicht von Nord-Westen mit Blick auf Gereonstor und -mühle. Blatt 11 aus der Unterabteilung " Zehn Blätter vom Rheine " des oben genannten Werkes; Clemen 220. Blatt durchgehend leicht verschmutzt; Knickspuren außerhalb der Darstellung. Schmitt, Rheinbeschreibungen 167 ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

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        St. Gereon.

      - Kupferstich v. Ludwig Schnell ( um 1790-1834 ) n. Ernst Fries ( 1801-1833 ) aus Malerische Ansichten des Rheins b. Joseph Engelmann, Heidelberg, 1819 - 1826, 14,5 x 21,5 cm Ansicht von Nord-Westen mit Blick auf Gereonstor und -mühle. Blatt 11 aus der Unterabteilung " Zehn Blätter vom Rheine " des oben genannten Werkes; Abzug vor der Schrift, daher äußerst selten. Clemen 220. Blatt am unteren Rand mit leichten Stockflecken, nicht bis in die Darstellung hinein. Schmitt, Rheinbeschreibungen 167 ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

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        Liste des noms des ci devant nobles, & de tous les aspirans à la Noblesse, ou escrocs d'icelle, avec des notes sur leurs familles

      First Edition. 3 parts, originally sold in delivery gathered here in a book. Rare. shagreen half red medium nineteenth century. Back to nerves boxes adorned with a jewel. Corners bumped. Review and origin (history and genealogy) of the nobility of all the great families of France, Montesquiou, Lusignan, Noailles, Rohan, and also lower, the author endeavoring to demonstrate that any nobility usurped, and that all nobles are actually impostors, and they take their origins or commoners, or thieves, so that no therefore legitimacy of power and nobility. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! chez Garnery. L'an second de la Liberté. à Paris [1790] in-8 (12x19cm) de 112pp. , 120pp. , 94pp. 3 parties reliées en un volume

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        Vier Blätter zur Preussisch-Brandenburgischen Staatengeschichte, 1790

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: 1. Blatt unten mittig signiert und datiert: "D Chodowiecki del: & sc: 1790". Werkverzeichnis: Engelmann 633. Serie: aus: Historisch genealogischer Calender auf das Jahr 1791. Grösse: 9 x 5,3 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: Platte: 20,8 x 13,8 cm Papier: 26,6 x 21,5 cm. Beschreibung: Probedruck auf dem unzerschnittenen Papier. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Traité complet sur les abeilles, avec une méthode nouvelle de les gouverner, telle qu'elle se pratique à Syra, île de l'Archipel; précédé d'un précis historique et économique de cette île.

      Paris, Imprimerie de Monsieur, chez Bleuet, 1790. ____ Première édition. Ce traité d'apiculture contient une belle description de l'île de Syros et de ses habitants (sur 290 pages) par celui qui fut le vicaire de cette île fascinante des Cyclades. Jolie vue gravée de l'île en frontispice dépliant. Très bel exemplaire, d'une grande fraîcheur.*-------* First edition. Blackmer 1437 : "This fascinating and rare work is based on della Rocca's years on the Catholic stronghold of Syros. There is a description and a view of the island as well as a section on bee-keeping, which the rest of the plates illustrate." 3 volumes in-8. [198 x 120 mm] Collation : XXXII, 464 pp./ VIII, 500, (4) pp./ XII, 532 pp., 5 planches dépliantes. Veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, étiquette de titre rouge et de tomaison verte, tranches mouchetées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Medical botany, containing a systematic and general descriptions, with plates, of all the medicinal plants, indigenous and exotic, comprehended in the catalogues of the materia medica...

      (..., as published by the Royal Colleges of Physicians of London and Edinburgh: accompanied with a circumstantial detail of their medical effects, and of the diseases in which they have been most successfully employed. In three volumes ( complete - first edition. Erscheinungszeitraum 1790 - 1793. Printed and sold for the author, by James Phillips ). Volumen I mit XIV, 182 Textseiten, 1 Blatt ( Index ). Mit 65 altkolorierten Kupfertafeln ( so vollständig ), jeweils unter Seidenhemdchen. / Volumen II ( 1792 erschienen ) mit VIII und den Seiten 183 368 und 1 Blatt Index. Mit den altkolorierten Kupfertafeln 66 135 ( Tafeln so vollständig ) ( Tafel 78 folgt hier auf Tafel 79 ), meist unter Seidenhemdchen. / Volumen III ( 1793 erschienen ) mit XII, den Seiten 369 578 und XII Seiten Index ( to the third volumen General Latin Index General English Index ). Mit den altkolorierten Kupfertafeln 136 210 ( Tafeln so vollständig ) ( die letzten 5 Kupfer falsch in der Zählung eingebunden ). Ganzlederbände der Zeit mit 2 jeweils 2 farbigen goldgeprägten Rückenschildchen, Klein4 ( 23,5 x 18,5 cm ). Die Einbände jeweils berieben, etwas fleckig, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen ( Band 3 am schmalen Einbandrücken offenbar restauriert ). Innen sind die ersten beiden Bände von guter Erhaltung, Seiten teils gering fleckig, wenige Tafeln gering fleckig, Seidenhemdchen teils beschädigt, teils stärker fleckig. Der dritte Band leider durchgehend etwas wasserrandig ( wenige Seiten auch stärker wasserrandig ), hiervon auch einige Tafeln betroffen, meist aber nur am weißen Außenrand. Hier die Seidenhemdchen meist stärker fleckig, teils beschädigt, teils fehlend. Zusammen 3 Bände mit allen altkolorierten 210 Kupfertafeln vollständig. Ein später erschienenes Supplement zu den Bänden liegt hier nicht vor. ( In the third volume their are a lot of the pages waterstained, as well some few copperplates are waterstained ( at the white border, only a few plates are waterstained inside the drawing ). The other volumes are rather clean as well the copperplates are clean and in good condition ). The binding is somehow a little bit rubbed, little bit stained.) ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 3800 Gramm ) ( Lagerort Richey-DG )

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        Resolved, that the Commonwealth be divided into eight districts

      1790. First Edition . MASSACHUSETTS. Resolved, that the Commonwealth be, and hereby is divided into eight districts. Boston: Thomas Adams, (1790). Broadside sheet of laid paper printed on recto only, measuring 13-1/2 by 16-1/2 inches. $3000.Massachusetts congressional broadside announcing the division of the state into eight districts, “for the purpose of electing eight persons to represent the people thereof in Congress of the United States.” Docketed on the verso by the “Selectmen of Waltham.”Since the earliest days of the republic, drawing the boundaries of congressional districts after the decennial census has been primarily the responsibility of the state legislatures. Each state has its own constitution and laws, and the constitutional requirements for redistricting vary considerably from state to state. As governor, John Hancock presided over passage of this Commonwealth of Massachusetts resolution establishing the stateÂ’s electoral procedures and dividing the state into eight electoral districts for representation in the First Congress of the United States. Town officials within each district (in this case the town of Waltham) were instructed to call town meetings on the first Monday of October, in order for inhabitants “to give their votes for their respective representatives.” These officials would then “in open town-meeting, sort and count the votes, and shall form a list of the names of the persons voted for, with the number of votes for each person set against his name”— the districtÂ’s representatives being chosen by majority vote. Those first representatives included several former delegates to the Continental Congress, among them Elbridge Gerry, who like Hancock had been one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Gerry became the countryÂ’s fifth Vice-President but is perhaps best known as the namesake of gerrymandering, that practice of redrawing electoral districts in order to aid the dominant political party. After issuance of this resolution, the 1790 census increased the stateÂ’s representatives from eight to 14 and Massachusetts altered its districting to four, electing representatives on a general ticket. After 1795, however, Massachusetts returned to the plan of single-representative districts as described here. Signed in print by David Cobb, Samuel Phillips, John Avery and John Hancock. Bristol B7410. Shipton & Mooney 45904. Light fold lines, small hole at top-most fold affecting the word “Sheriff,” tissue reinforcements to versos of folds. Near-fine condition.

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        Tour in Wales

      1790. First Edition . (WALES) [PENNANT, Thomas] [GRIFFITHS, Moses, illustrator]. A Tour in Wales. BOUND WITH: Supplemental Plates to the Tours in Wales. BOUND WITH: The Journey to Snowdon. London: Henry Hughes, 1778, 1781. Two volumes (and supplement) bound in one. Thick quarto, contemporary full brown polished calf rebacked, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, raised bands, black morocco spine label, renewed endpapers. $2200.First editions of celebrated 18th-century naturalist and historian PennantÂ’s picturesque tour through Wales and his journey to Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, richly illustrated with 48 finely engraved plates (13 folding), two engraved title pages and three vignettes.Thomas Pennant, a member of the Royal Society whose “name stands high among the naturalists of the 18th century” (DNB), was also renowned for his travel narratives. Pennant was praised by his contemporary, Samuel Johnson, as a man who “observes more things than any one else does.” “The Tour in Wales has less the character of a journal than PennantÂ’s other ‘Tours,Â’ and his biographer, W.T. Parkins, considers it his ‘best performance” (DNB). “This tireless naturalist and antiquary reached out to the ends of the world to gather in knowledge” (Cox). Illustrator Moses Griffiths, “being clever with his pencil, was taken into service by Thomas Pennant about 1769. Pennant helped him to study drawing and engraving, and Griffiths became his constant companion on his tours and excursions, making the drawings and engravings for PennantÂ’s numerous works. Griffiths obtained some proficiency both as a draughtsman and engraver” (DNB). PennantÂ’s first tour in Wales took place in 1773; the erroneously printed date “MDCCLXX” was corrected by hand to “MDCCLXXIII” on a number of copies, including this one. Though A Tour in Wales calls for 26 plates numbered in sequence, there are actually 27, with two different plates given the number XI. The Supplemental Plates, published in 1781, adds ten engravings to A Tour in Wales; The Journey to Snowdon features 11 plates—one folding—and two vignettes. Bookplate.Text and plates clean and fine, with only minor creases to a few folding plates. Expert restoration to corners of contemporary calf. An attractive copy in excellent condition.

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        Cölln, eine der grösten und vornehmsten Reichs Städte in Teutschland, in Erzstifte Cölln am Rhein gelegen. Sie ist nach der alten manier befestiget, mit schönen Mauern 83 dicken Thürmen und 3 Gräben, und hat 24 Thore, in ihren Ringmauern hat sie so viel Kirchen und Capellen als Tag im Jahr sind.

      - Kupferstich v. Georg Hisler aus Sächsischer Postillion b. C.F.Völkel, Löbau, um 1790, 18 x 29,5 cm Sehr seltenes Blatt. Ansicht über den Rhein, im Vordergrund die oft verwendete Hühnerkorb-Staffage. Text oben in 5 Zeilen, mittig Portrait Constantinus VI in einer Bordüre, wie auf vielen Blättern aus dem sächsischen Postillion. ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

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        La source et origine des cons sauvages. Et la maniere de les aprivoiser, & le moyen de predire toutes choses à advenir par iceux. Plus la cruelle bataille de Messer Bidault Culbute & ses compagnons [...] plus enrichy du bail à ferme desdits cons, avec les sens et rentes & tout ce qui en depend

      - Par Jean de la Montagne, à Lyon 1590 [ca 1790], in-8 (9,5x17cm), 20p. ; 24p. ; 10p., relié. - ristampa - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Réimpression faite vers la fin du XVIIIe (Le matériel typographique semble l'indiquer). Un faux-titre pour La grande et veritable pronostication des cons sauvages... et une page de titre à l'adresse de Yves Beaumont à Rouen : La source du gros fessier des nourrices ; un faux-titre pour Sermon joyeux d'un depucelleur de nourrices. La cruelle bataille de Messer Bideault Culbute, bien qu'annoncé dans le titre, ne se trouve pas dans le recueil. Toutes les éditions du XVIIIe offrent 1610 comme date, nous n'avons rencontré celle-ci nulle part, que ce soit dans les catalogues de la Bibliothèque Nationale de France (qui ne propose que des réimpressions à la date de 1610) ou celui de la British Library. On sait que Bernard de la Monnaye en fit une réimpression au début du XVIIIe. Les éditions consultées n'ont pas toutes le même nombre de textes, certaines n'ont que les premières 20p. de notre exemplaire. Deux vignettes de titre et une figure très libres portant de nombreux phallus ailés. Reliure en pleine basane blonde glacée ca 1820 établie sur un exemplaire non rogné. Dos à nerfs orné de fers à froid et de roulettes sur les nerfs. Coiffes arrachées sur 2 cm. Deux coins émoussés. Frottements. Rousseurs. Une notice manuscrite au XIXe sur la page de garde avant le titre à propos de cette édition. Sur le dernier feuillet, manuscrit : "10 francs, broché, 20 août 1811". Ces textes furent publiés par le Cercle du livre précieux en 1961 avec d'autres du même genre, on lit sur le contreplat la présentation de George Bourgueil : ces facéties parurent pour la première fois sous le règne d'Henri IV et sont restées enfouies dans l'Enfer de la Bibliotèque Nationale depuis le XVIIIe siècle, date de leur dernière édition. On trouve également dans cette publication de précieux renseignements, ainsi Pascal Pia (Les livres de l'Enfer) pense que l'édition de 1610 n'était probablement pas l'édition originale. Une note précise que Jean de la Montagne est le nom de l'éditeur du XVIIIe siècle. La cruelle bataille de Misser... ne correspond à aucun texte identifiable et tendrait à faire penser que ce texte a été écrit au XVIIIe et ajouté. Après une dissertation au style scientifique et à la langue très littéraire sur la différence des cons, plusieurs poésies satiriques et quelques discours. Ex-libris gravé du XIXe Ch. Sauvageot (de l'Académie royale de musique). Très rare.

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        The History of the Bastile: With a Concise Account of the Late Revolution in France. To Which Is Added, An Appendix, Containing, among other Particulars, An Enquiry into the History of the Prisoner with the Mask

      . Contemporary calf, the front board detached and the rear joint cracked, else a clean copy, with the half title and the elaborate folding plan. Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand, London, 1790.

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        Voyage aux sources du Nil, en Nubie et en Abyssinie, Pendants les années 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771 & 1772. Traduit de l'Anglois par J.H. CASTERA.

      - Londres, 1790-1792, 14 volumes in-8 (200x135mm), reliés en volumes plein veau moucheté, dos orné à 5 nerfs, pièces de titre rouge et de tomaisons vert avec dans le dernier tome Paterson (William), Quatre voyages dans le pays des Hottentots et la Cafrerie, en 1777, 1778 & 1779, Londres 1792, 191pp. Très bel exemplaire avec un atlas in-4 (265x210mm), reliure d'attente de 88 planches dont 2 en double page et 4 cartes dépliantes non rogné. Etiquette de bibliothèque, Ex Libris J.A. Dezauche. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A TREATISE ON THE CULTURE OF THE VINE

      YORK FOR THE AUTHOR BY G. PEACOCK LONDON 1790 - FIRST EDITION. HALF LEATHER OVER MARBLED BOARDS. BOARDS AND LEATHER VERY WORN. SOME LOSS AT BOTTOM OF LEATHER SPINE. SOME DAMP STAINING TO ENDPAPERS AND TO FINAL 20 PAGES, OTHERWISE CLEAN. NO LIST OF SUBCRIBERS. ALTHOUGH BINDING ON THE WHOLE IS TIGHT, PAGES 3 TO 6 ARE LOOSE. A NOTE OF THE FEP SUGGESTS THE BOOK WAS BOUND 1835 AND NO 7 OF 91,EX HARTWELL LIBRARY. ILLUSTRATED BY FINE LINE DRAWINGS. 5 PLATES, INCLUDING 3 FOLD OUT PLANS OF HEATED GREENHOUSES. INDEX. A SCARCE BOOK AT A REALISTIC PRICE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Entdeckte Geheinisse der Zauberey zur Aufklärung des Volks über Aberglauben und Irrwahn.

      München, Bey Joseph Lentner, 1790. 8° , Hardcover/Pappeinband (5 Bl.), 271 Seiten. Mit 4 Kupfern und 2 Vignetten. Pappeinband der Zeit. Einband leicht berieben, Frontispiz u. Titelseite professionell restauriert, innen leicht stockfleckig, insgesamt gutes u. seltenes Exemplar. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Esoterik, Illustrierte Ausgabe, Religion

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        Discourse on the Love of Our Country

      , 1790. 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

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        Journal of the Second Session of the Senate

      1790. First Edition . (UNITED STATES CONGRESS). Journal of the Second Session of the Senate of the United States of America, Begun and Held at the City of New-York, January 4th, 1790; and in the Fourteenth Year of the Independence of the Said States. New York: Printed by John Fenno, 1790. Folio, contemporary full blind-tooled brown sheep, raised bands, red morocco spine label. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $8500.Scarce first edition of the official record of the Second Session of the First United States Senate, containing an early printing of WashingtonÂ’s eloquent State of the Union Message delivered in the Senate Chamber, and notices of ratification of the Bill of Rights, as well as a record of debate over HamiltonÂ’s fiscal policy, laws on Western expansion, the establishment of the judiciary, negotiation of Indian treaties, the census and the controversial location of a permanent seat of government.“The politics of the 1790s was a truly cacophonous affairÂ… Historians have labeled it ‘the Age of PassionÂ’ for good reasonÂ… It has no equal in American history” (Ellis, Founding Fathers, 16). That fierce debate is evident in this scarce first official publication of the Journal of the Second Session of the first Senate, which documents the entire Session from January 4 to August 12, 1790. Included is an important early printing of WashingtonÂ’s State of the Union Message (5-8), as well as a record of ratification of the Bill of Rights, of laws on Western expansion and the judiciary, and of proposals for a national census-which became implicitly linked with an emerging divide over slavery as a growing slave population in the South had a subtle but consequential impact on federal elections. In addition this JournalÂ’s notes on HamiltonÂ’s fiscal proposals address a conflict key to “the political life of the new republic in its earliest yearsÂ… the massive and personal political enmity, classic in the annals of American historyÂ… between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson” (Elkins & McKitrick, 77). That conflict had linked impact on the location of the nationÂ’s capitol and policies over the assumption of federal debt-issues central to Senate actions that ultimately saw partial resolution on July 16, 1790, when this Journal states that Washington “has on this day approved of, and affixed his signature to the ‘Act for establishing the temporary and permanent seat of the government of the United States” (159). With these and other issues, such as regulation of trade and the military, this First Congress saw that “a new kind of ideological problem, hitherto not of first urgency, became insistentÂ… Beyond the words of the Constitution and the republican values represented by General Washington, what was to be its character? At the beginning of 1790, the answer still lay very much in the future” (Elkins & McKitrick, 78). One of only 700 copies printed, for in May 1789, Congress passed a resolution directing that “600 copies of the Acts of each session, [and] 700 copies of the Journals of each house,Â… [be printed and] distributed to the members and to the executive, judiciary, and heads of the departments of the United States government, as well as the executive, legislative and judicial branches of every state. This would practically exhaust the 600 and 700 copies, you will note, in official distribution, and leave none for public purchase” (Powell, Books of a New Nation, 87). With corrected pagination of the two final leaves (222-4) and errata. OCLC lists 35 copies. Evans 22982. Light scattered foxing, minor tape repair to final text leaf, minimally affecting text; slight rubbing to contemporary boards. An extremely good copy of a prominent volume in AmericaÂ’s early history.

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        Reflections on the Revolution in France

      1790. Signed. BURKE, Edmund. Reflections on the Revolution in France, And on the Proceedings in Certain Societies in London Relative to that Event. London: J. Dodsley, 1790. Octavo, contemporary full brown calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, marbled endpapers. Housed in a custom chemise and clamshell box. $16,500.Rare third edition, published within weeks of the first edition, of Burke's important and controversial attack on the French Revolution, presentation/association copy, inscribed in Burke's hand ""From the author"" on the title page above the owner signature of prominent British statesman, financier and close Burke associate Stephen T. Adey, with Adey's owner signature also on the first text leaf. A handsome copy in contemporary calf.""One of the most brilliant of all polemicsÂ… It is not to be wondered at that a man who desired justice for America but rejected Jefferson's doctrines would be deeply stirred by the events of 1789. To Burke an absorption with the end and neglect of the means was the most dreadful of sins. His anger and disgust were exacerbated by the dread that the aims, principles, methods and language which he detested in France might infect the people of England. This it was which provoked the Reflections"" (PMM 239). ""The effect of the Reflections was extraordinary. It created a reaction against the revolution; it divided Englishmen into two parties and did much to ruin the whigsÂ… Abroad the Reflections created no less stir than at home, and Burke received the compliments of different foreign sovereigns"" (DNB). Burke's ""attack on the French RevolutionÂ… infuriated Paine, who was chagrined by these statements coming from his former friend, the great liberal. He rushed into print with his even more celebrated answer, The Rights of Man"" (Gimbel-Yale 58-59). Third edition, second issue: ""Published after 29 November 1790."" With ""Fourth Edition"" stated on title page; catchwords as in third edition, first issue; Todd ""g"" and ""h"": with ""187-x,"" ""210-*"" and ""212-1."" Todd 53g. ESTC T46577. Goldsmiths 14520. See Grolier 100 63. With the owner signatures of S[tephen] T[hurston] Adey on the title page and first text leaf. Burke was one of Adey's most ""influential patrons"" and the two often corresponded. As a member of Parliament and a prominent financier, Adey ""was associated for most of his life with the house of Boldero, Kendall, Adey & CompanyÂ…. [Burke] described Adey in 1780 as a Whig 'of worth and honour', with 'nothing of the banker in him'Â… their association continued to the end, Adey being present throughout Burke's last illness"" (House of Parliament). Armorial bookplate.Text generally fresh with faint occasional dampstaining, light rubbing to spine ends, dampstaining to rear board. An exceptional association copy.

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