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        Voyage de découvertes, à l’océan Pacifique nord, et autour du monde, entrepris par ordre de sa majesté Britannique, exécuté, pendant les années 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794 et 1795, par le capitaine George Vancouver. Traduit de l’Anglais par P.F. Henry.

      Didot jeune - VANCOUVER George. Voyage de découvertes, à l’océan Pacifique nord, et autour du monde, entrepris par ordre de sa majesté Britannique, exécuté, pendant les années 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794 et 1795, par le capitaine George Vancouver. Traduit de l’Anglais par P.F. Henry. Paris, Didot jeune, an X. 5 volumes in-8 (190x130mm) de (4)-VIII-341pp ; (4)-384pp ; (4)-381pp ; (4)-368pp ; (4)-438pp. Plein veau moucheté, dos lisses ornés de fleurons dorés, pièces de titre rouge. Liseré d’or sur les plats, tranches marbrés, reliure contemporaine. Georges Vancouver est un navigateur britannique, officier de marine de la Royal Navy, qui est plus particulièrement renommé pour son exploration de la côte pacifique le long de ce qui est aujourd’hui la province canadienne de la Colombie-Britannique et des États américains de l’Oregon, de Washington et de l’Alaska. Il explore également l’archipel d’Hawaï et la côte sud de l’Australie. Il entre à la Royal Navy à l’âge de 13 ans, s’embarque comme cadet à 15 sur le Resolution, navire commandé par le capitaine Cook (second voyage, à la recherche de la Terra Australis). Vancouver participera également au troisième voyage de Cook (à bord du Discovery). Bel exemplaire, SANS L’ATLAS. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BLOIS. "Vue du Château de Blois". Schloßansicht mit anliegenden Gebäuden, davor viele Bauarbeiter bei Holz- und Steinarbeiten, in der Mitte möglicherweise Gaston d'Orléans und die Architekten bei der Besprechung der Baupläne.

      - Kupferstich von Joseph Perdoux nach Constant Bourgeois, um 1790, 39,5 x 54 cm. Blick auf die italienisch inspirierte Loggienfassades ("Facade des loges") des Schlosses. - Besonders interessant wegen der vielseitigen Darstellungen bezüglich Steinbearbeitung, Steintransport und Steinsägerei. Die Figuren wurden von J.M.S. Bence in Aquatintatechnik ausgeführt. - Oben und an den Seiten bis über die Einfassungslinie (teils noch zu erkennen) beschnitten, unten mit Titelei, leicht stockfleckig. - Selten.

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        BLOIS., "Vue du Château de Blois". Schloßansicht mit anliegenden Gebäuden, davor viele Bauarbeiter bei Holz- und Steinarbeiten, in der Mitte möglicherweise Gaston d'Orléans und die Architekten bei der Besprechung der Baupläne.

      Kupferstich von Joseph Perdoux nach Constant Bourgeois, um 1790, 39,5 x 54 cm. Blick auf die italienisch inspirierte Loggienfassades ("Facade des loges") des Schlosses. - Besonders interessant wegen der vielseitigen Darstellungen bezüglich Steinbearbeitung, Steintransport und Steinsägerei. Die Figuren wurden von J.M.S. Bence in Aquatintatechnik ausgeführt. - Oben und an den Seiten bis über die Einfassungslinie (teils noch zu erkennen) beschnitten, unten mit Titelei, leicht stockfleckig. - Selten. Europa, Frankreich

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        YOUNG GRANDISON: A SERIES OF LETTERS FROM YOUNG PERSONS TO THEIR FRIENDS

      London: for J. Johnson, 1790. Two volumes, 12mo., full contemporary calf, gilt in six compartments, contrasting morocco labels, vol. one [4] 305pp. [3]; vol. two [4] 231pp. [1]. Half-title at volume two. Bindings rubbed and lightly soiled, hole at corner, first blank volume II; some interior staining and foxing, not at all extensive, and where ocurring, chiefly marginal; free endpapers removed, with gift inscriptions at remaining blanks, to Reginald William Peel from his grandmother, 1858. Without the fame to warrant a printed credit for the Advertisement (pictured), Mary Wollstonecraft admits to "material alteration" of the text to "render it more extensively useful". Kelly (Revolutionary Feminism &c., p.75) says Wollstonecraft's claim was "to revise it in accordance with her own educational principles, while acknowledging the low cultural status but utilitarian value of her work." ESTC T117994 . Hard Cover.

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        Critik der Urtheilskraft.

      Berlin and Libau: Lagarde and Friederich,, 1790. Octavo (198 x 122 mm). Modern marbled boards, green paper label lettered gilt, rolls to head and tail of spine gilt. Woodcut vignette to title. Printed in Gothic type. Small old ownership stamp erased from title page, tiny loss to fore edge of last leaf. An excellent copy with bright contents. First edition of the Critique of Judgement, Kant's third most important work after the critiques of Pure and Practical Reason. "The work consists of two main parts, the first dealing with the aesthetic judgment, the second with the teleological judgment or judgment of the purposiveness in Nature; and it is of considerable importance. For in it Kant tries, as far as our consciousness is concerned at least, to bridge the gulf between the mechanistic world of Nature as presented in physical science and the world of morality, freedom and faith. That is to say, he tries to show how the mind passes from the one to the other; and he attempts the rather difficult task of showing how the transition is reasonable without at the same time going back on what he has already said about the vanity of dogmatic metaphysics and about the position of moral or practical faith as our only means of access to the supersensible world" (Copleston, A History of Philosophy VI, 209).

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM GEORGE WASHINGTON TO JAMES HENRY, DISCUSSING THE OWNERSHIP STATUS OF LAND ONCE OWNED BY WASHINGTON'S DECEASED STEPSON, JOHN PARKE CUSTIS]

      Mount Vernon, 1790. [1]p. plus integral blank leaf. Quarto on a folded folio sheet. Old fold lines, dampstained, minor edge wear. Good. An intriguing early presidential letter written by President Washington at Mount Vernon. Washington seeks to acknowledge real estate matters dealing with land once conveyed by him to his ward, John Parke Custis, and sold by Custis to Virginia judge James Henry. The letter reads: "I availed myself a few days ago of the presence of M[r.] B. Bassett to reacknowledge before him and Dr Stuart the original conveyance from me to the deceased Mr Custis of the land which you are possessed of by purchase from him in King and Queen County. This reacknowledgement in the opinion of professional men is all that is necessary to give validity to the deed, and all that is proper for me to do under the circumstances which exist. The deed thus reacknowledged, was put into the hands of M[r.] Bassett, but as he was in the act of departure it did not occur to me at that moment, that there were other papers of yours in my possession - these are now enclosed; and I beg you to be assured of my sensibility for the polite and flattering terms in which you have been pleased to express yourself of my public services in your letter of the 2d of June 1785, which I am ashamed to add ought to have been acknowledged long ago, but which one circumstance or another prevented until it had escaped me altogether or until reminded of it by your second application through Dr Stuart. I am Sir, your most obedt and very humble Servt G. Washington." Washington had purchased two plantations for his stepson, John Parke Custis, in 1774, one in King William County and one in King and Queen County, and conveyed both to Custis in 1778. Custis immediately offered the latter, Pleasant Hill, for sale, and it was bought by James Henry, who obtained a deed for the 1381-acre tract and improvements in 1779 from Custis and his wife, Eleanor Calvert Custis. Henry was a lawyer and judge who represented his native King and Queen County, Virginia in colonial and state legislatures and as well as serving as a delegate until 1782, when he became a judge of the state admiralty court. He was elected to the Confederation Congress in 1779 and 1780 and became a judge of the Virginia General Court in 1788. When Custis died in 1781 at the young age of twenty-six of some type of typhus contracted while serving as civilian aide-de-camp to his stepfather during the siege of Yorktown, he did so at the estate of his uncle, Burwell Bassett, the same "B Bassett" mentioned in the present letter. Upon his untimely demise, Custis left a tangled mess of an estate which took decades to unravel. The present letter is part of the documentary history of the settlement of Custis' affairs. Only a letter book copy and a printed extract are recorded in the Washington Papers. An excellent correspondence from the first American president regarding family business matters relating to Virginia real estate. FOUNDERS ONLINE: http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/05- 06-02-0325.

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        Jefferson-Signed Act of Congress Enabling Revolutionary War Veterans to Settle the West

      New York, NY 1790 - Printed Document Signed as Secretary of State, An Act to enable the Officers and Soldiers of the Virginia line on Continental Establishment, to obtain Titles to certain Lands lying north west of the river Ohio, between the Little Miami and Sciota, August 10, 1790. [New York, N.Y.: Francis Childs and John Swaine]. Signed in type by George Washington as President, Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg as Speaker of the House of Representatives, and John Adams as Vice President and President of the Senate. 2 pp. Secretary of State Jefferson signs an act enabling Virginia to issue Northwest Territory land grants promised to veterans for their Revolutionary War service. Jefferson had already played a critical role in the creation of a national domain and the opening of the American West by orchestrating Virginia's cession of the Northwest Territory to the United States. This act repeals a controversial 1788 Confederation Congress Act that invalidated the state's right to lay out military bounty lands within a section of the Northwest Territory. Excerpt"That the act of Congress of the seventeenth of July, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight, relative to certain locations and surveys made by, or on account of the Virginia troops on continental establishment upon lands between the Little Miami and Sciota Rivers, north-west of the Ohio, be, and the same is hereby repealed.""And whereas the agents for such of the troops of the state of Virginia who served on the continental establishment in the army of the United States, during the late war, have reported to the executive of the said state, that there is not a sufficiency of good land on the south-easterly side of the river Ohio, according to the act of cession from the said state to the United States, and within the limits assigned by the laws of the said state, to satisfy the said troops for the bounty lands due to them, in conformity to the said laws: to the intent therefore, that the difference between what has already been located for the said troops, on the south-easterly side of the said river, and the aggregate of what is due to the whole of the said troops, may be located on the north-westerly side of the said river, and between the Sciota and Little Miami rivers, as stipulated by the said state."Historical BackgroundAs competing claims to the American frontier threatened national unity during the Revolutionary War, Congress encouraged the states to cede their western lands to the newly declared nation. In 1780, New York became the first state to do so. Virginia, which had, by far, the largest claim to western territory, offered its own cession in 1781, conditioned on all the other states ratifying the Articles of Confederation. Thomas Jefferson signed that legislation as Virginia's governor. In his January 17 letter of transmittal to the president of Congress, Jefferson wrote that he would be "rendered very happy if the other States of the Union, equally impressed with the necessity of that important convention, shall be willing to sacrifice equally to its completion. This single event, could it take place shortly, would overweigh every success which the enemy have hitherto obtained and render desperate the hopes to which those successes have given birth."[1]Land-poor Maryland's objections to Virginia's claims to vast tracts in the northwest had delayed ratification of the Articles of Confederation for almost four years. With Virginia's offer of cession, Maryland signed the Articles two months later. Congress formally accepted the cession on March 1, 1784, following more political maneuvering. Then Congressman Jefferson and his fellow Virginia delegates signed and delivered the deed to Congress. The editors of the Jefferson Papers observe, that the cession stands "as a monument to the strength of national feeling in the post-Revolutionary period. No other state, then or since, ever yielded so great a natural resource to the domain of th. (See website for full description)

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        Atlante novissimo ad uso dei giovani studiosi contenuto in carte XXVII.

      Un volume in oblungo, 210x280 mm, leg. moderna in mezza pelle blu, con carta marmorizzata ai piatti, titolo in oro al dorso e su etichetta in pelle blu al piatto anteriore, guardie moderne bianche, coperte della brossura originale conservate nella legatura dopo le guardie, carte in barbe; 27 tavole calcografiche numerate: Mappamondo, Europa, Italia, l'Italia meridionale, l'Italia settentrionale, Parte occidentale del Regno Italico - Il Piemonte e Genovesato, Parte orientale del Regno Italico, Francia divisa in provincie, La Francia divisa in dipartimenti, Li Paesi Bassi, Gli Svizzeri, la Germania, Polonia, Li Regni di Svezia Norvegia e Danimarca, Moscovia, La Gran Bretagna ed isole britanniche, La Spagna e Portogallo, Turchia in Europa, Grecia, L'Asia, Turchia nell'Asia, Iudaea, La China e Giapone, L'Africa, Barbaria Egitto Nigrizia Guinea Nubia Abissinia, L'America meridionale, L'America settentrionale. Frontespizio in b/n all'interno di un ovale. Senza data di pubblicazione (ca 1790). Prov.: Indicazioni d'appartenenza manoscritte alle coperte della brossura originale. Rif.: Non catalogato in ICCU. OCLC, 41139358. Cond.: Presenza di alcune fioriture, piccole macchie e aloni d'umido al margine interno delle prime 6 carte. Opera in condizioni generali molto buone.

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        Commedie

      (Remondini), 1790. Quattro volumi di cm. 19,5, pp. (2) xx, 306 + 1 c.b.; (2) 351 (1); (2) 359 (1); (2) 276. Con bellissimi frontespizi figurati finemente incisi in rame. Splendida legatura del tempo in piena perg. rigida con titoli su doppio tassello e ricche decorazioni in oro al dorso; tagli spruzzati. Esemplare perfetto. Giovanni Gherardo De Rossi (1754-1827) commediografo ed erudito romano, fu anche ministro delle Finanze sotto la Repubblica Romana (1798-90). Le sue 16 commedie, connotate da vivacità e spirito satirico fuori dal comune, gli garantirono indubbia fama. Tomo I: Il secondo giorno di matrimonio; Il cortigiano onesto, ovvero i cambiamenti di un giorno; Il calzolajo inglese in Roma; La famiglia dell'uomo indolente. Tomo II: Le sorelle rivali; L'astratto geloso; Il maestro di cappella; La commedia in villeggiatura. Tomo III: Il podestà di Bisenzio; La prima sera dell'opera; Le conseguenze di una imprudente risoluzione; Il presuntuso. Tomo IV: Le lagrime della vedova; L'officio della posta; Il soverchiatore; La bottega del caffè nel festino. Rara edizione originale. Cfr. Iccu..

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM GEORGE WASHINGTON TO JAMES HENRY, DISCUSSING THE OWNERSHIP STATUS OF LAND ONCE OWNED BY WASHINGTON'S DECEASED STEPSON, JOHN PARKE CUSTIS]

      Mount Vernon, 1790. [1]p. plus integral blank leaf. Quarto on a folded folio sheet. Old fold lines, dampstained, minor edge wear. Good. An intriguing early presidential letter written by President Washington at Mount Vernon. Washington seeks to acknowledge real estate matters dealing with land once conveyed by him to his ward, John Parke Custis, and sold by Custis to Virginia judge James Henry. The letter reads: "I availed myself a few days ago of the presence of M[r.] B. Bassett to reacknowledge before him and Dr Stuart the original conveyance from me to the deceased Mr Custis of the land which you are possessed of by purchase from him in King and Queen County. This reacknowledgement in the opinion of professional men is all that is necessary to give validity to the deed, and all that is proper for me to do under the circumstances which exist. The deed thus reacknowledged, was put into the hands of M[r.] Bassett, but as he was in the act of departure it did not occur to me at that moment, that there were other papers of yours in my possession - these are now enclosed; and I beg you to be assured of my sensibility for the polite and flattering terms in which you have been pleased to express yourself of my public services in your letter of the 2d of June 1785, which I am ashamed to add ought to have been acknowledged long ago, but which one circumstance or another prevented until it had escaped me altogether or until reminded of it by your second application through Dr Stuart. I am Sir, your most obedt and very humble Servt G. Washington." Washington had purchased two plantations for his stepson, John Parke Custis, in 1774, one in King William County and one in King and Queen County, and conveyed both to Custis in 1778. Custis immediately offered the latter, Pleasant Hill, for sale, and it was bought by James Henry, who obtained a deed for the 1381-acre tract and improvements in 1779 from Custis and his wife, Eleanor Calvert Custis. Henry was a lawyer and judge who represented his native King and Queen County, Virginia in colonial and state legislatures and as well as serving as a delegate until 1782, when he became a judge of the state admiralty court. He was elected to the Confederation Congress in 1779 and 1780 and became a judge of the Virginia General Court in 1788. When Custis died in 1781 at the young age of twenty-six of some type of typhus contracted while serving as civilian aide-de-camp to his stepfather during the siege of Yorktown, he did so at the estate of his uncle, Burwell Bassett, the same "B Bassett" mentioned in the present letter. Upon his untimely demise, Custis left a tangled mess of an estate which took decades to unravel. The present letter is part of the documentary history of the settlement of Custis' affairs. Only a letter book copy and a printed extract are recorded in the Washington Papers. An excellent correspondence from the first American president regarding family business matters relating to Virginia real estate. FOUNDERS ONLINE: http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/05- 06-02-0325.

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        Fernsicht, "Vue de Maynz à Hochheim".

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

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        Fernsicht, "Aussicht von Hochheim nach Mainz".

      - Kupferstich v. Rücker n. Schneider, um 1790, 21,9 x 29,8 Blick von Hochheim in die Main- und Rheinebene nach Mainz, links Teilansicht v. Hochheim m. d. Kirche.

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        TA., Kirche, i. Vgr. Weinberge mit Fernsicht nach Mainz, "Aussicht von Hochheim nach Mainz".

      - Kupferstich v. Rücker n. Schneider, um 1790, 21,9 x 29,8 Blick von Hochheim in die Main- und Rheinebene nach Mainz, links Teilansicht v. Hochheim m. d. Kirche.

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        Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile in the Years 1768 1769 1770 1771 1772 and 1773

      First edition. 5 vols. 3 large folding maps & 58 plates (including 43 natural history specimens in vol. V), with 3 explanatory leaves for battle plans in vol. III. 4to. Contemporary russia, occasional joint lightly worn. [x], lxxxiii, 535; [ii], viii, 718; [ii], viii, 759; [ii], viii, 695; [ii], xiv, 230, [12]pp. Edinburgh,

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        Gulliver revived: or, the Vice of lying properly exposed: containing singular Travels and Voyages and Adventures by Baron Münchausen. A New Edition, considerably enlarged, and ornamented with beautiful Copperplates.

      Hamburgh, B.G. Hoffmann, 1790. Small 8vo. Contemp. hcalf. Spine gilt and titlelabel with gilt lettering. Spine slightly rubbed. Engraved frontispiece. (24),188 pp. and 6 engraved plates. A few scattered brownspots, minor traces of use. Printed on good paper. ¶ An early, probably pirated (imprint Hamburg), edition.

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        VOYAGE DU JEUNE ANACHARSIS EN GRECE DANS LE MILIEU DU QUATRIEME SIECLE AVANT L ' ERE VULGAIRE

      Chez DU BURE l ' ainé, Paris 1790 - 9 volumes avec l' Atlas .- ( XXIV ) ,384 pp avec carte dépliante de la Grèce et les isles , 398 pp ,390 pp . 376 pp , 412 pp , 379 pp , 407 pp , 420 pp, et 308 pp .- Atlas illustré de 31 planches montées sur onglets dont 29 cartes et plans dont 11 rehausées en couleurs ,XLII pages pour l' analyse des cartes et planches.- Reliure de l' époque en veau brun . Très bon état ( la reliure de l'Atlas avec legère traces d' usage ) .- Complete , 9 volumes with Atlas of Ancient Greece .- Very fine ( some traces of wear on the binding of the Atlas ) .- Size: In 12vo.- [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TA., Liebfrauenkirche, "Vue d' Halberstadt. Dédiée à Son Altesse Sérénissime Madame Caroline, Princesse d' Hessen Homburg & Soeur de la Reine de Prusse etc., etc.".

      - altkol. Umrißkupferstich n. Nagel b. Morino & Company, um 1790, 23 x 32,5 Oben rechts mit Nummer "XXIX" bezeichnet.- Blick über einen Platz zum Dom.

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        Handwritten document signed by William Livingston, Signer of United States Constitution

      1790. mss. One sheet, quarto sized (7 1/2" x 12") . Handwritten document in Livingston's hand dated at Perth Amboy, 12 June 1790, and signed "Wil. Livingston". 17 lines concerning a mortgage bond transaction. Three light folds otherwise clean and generally fine. William Livingston (1723-July 29, 1790) was Governor of New Jersey during the American Revolution, serving from 1776 to 1790; he was a commissioned as a brigadier general in the New Jersey militia in 1775. Livingston was the senior delegate from New Jersey to the Constitutional Convention in 1787 and was a signer of the United States Constitution.

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        Vita inedita di Raffaello da Urbino illustrata con note

      Salvioni, 1790. In 4° (mm. 267x202); pagg. (2), IV, 100. Mezza pelle coeva con angoli, tassello con titolo impresso in oro al dorso, cartone decorato con motivi floreali ai piatti. Taglio a chiazze rosse. Bell'immagine calcografica al frontespizio raffigurante una medaglia con ritratto del pittore. Nella nota seguente l'avviso Agli eruditi Amatori l'editore avverte che la "vita, o sia elogio dell'immortale Raffaello corredato di erudite note" fu rinvenuto in un codice del XVI e che può essere attribuito a Giovio o a Della Casa. Prima edizioneBuon esemplare, molto marginoso, a parte una leggera spellatura e qualche piccolo foro di tarlo al dorso. Cicognara 2241

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        A Journal Of The Transactions and Occurrences in the Settlement of Massachusetts and the other New-England Colonies, from the year 1630 to 1644

      Hartford: Elisha Babcock, 1790. First Edition. Good in full leather (calf) covered boards with scant remnants of the original, gilt stamped spine label. A small octavo of 7 3/4 by 4 7/8 with the front joint broken so that the front board is only held on by one sewing cord. The first free end page is loose on which there are notes in pencil. The second free end page has an early prior owner's name in pencil near its top edge. The rear hinge and joint remain tight and strong. There is an early prior owner's book plate on the front paste down with a separate page typed within this copy indicating that the book plate was that of George Richard Minot (1758-1802) whose name has been cut out of the book plate as well as from the upper edge of the title page. The contents are only slightly tanned and largely free of foxing. Overall, the pages are very clean and free of any damage. 364 pages of text followed by four pages of "contents". Both Sabin and Howes report that the "original edition was edited by Noah Webster" and Howes states that copies of this title are considered "quite scarce". John Winthrop (1588-1649) was the first Governor of Massachusetts. He maintained a journal recording events beginning in March, 1630 to 1644 which relate to the history and development of the New England states during that period making this an extremely valuable resource. This title published his journal for the first time. (Howes, W-583; Sabin, 104847; Evans, 23086)

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

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

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        aneries réunion de 3 ouvrages en un

      collectif 1790 - rare ouvrage comportant 3 rares ouvrages en un seul volume. 1e partie amusette des grasses et des maigres au Cap de Bonne Espérance vers 1790 sans date 2e partie âneries révolutionnaires CAPELLE an IX 3e partie le plaisant de bonne compagnie Louis FRIEDEL 1818 reliure demi cuir [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Südseite von Westen, "Vue de Sans_Souci. Dediée à Son Altesse Royale Madame la Duchesse Douairiere de Bronsviv etc. etc.".

      - altkol. Umrißkupferstich v. J.S. Knüpfer b. Morino & Company, um 1790, 24,5 x 37 Drescher/Kroll, Nr. 219 B und Farbabb. der Nummer 219 A. - Oben rechts mit Nummer "XII" bezeichnet. Zu den Varianten sagt Drescher/Kroll: "Staffage vorne mehrfach verändert .".- Hier vorliegend mit 2 Damen und 2 Herren, aber ohne Rasen auf Platz vor dem Schloss.

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        Neues Palais, "Vue du Palais Royal, Dit Nouveau Palais. Dediée San Altesse Serenissime Madame la Duchesse de Bronsviv née Princesse de Würtenberg - Oels etc. etc.".

      - altkol. Umrißkupferstich v. Nagel n. Johann Samuel Knüpfer b. Morino & Company, um 1790, 24 x 34 Drescher/Kroll, Potsdam, Ansichten aus 3 Jahrhunderten, Nr. 413 II; Berndt, Märkische Ansichten, Nr. 1505. - Vorliegend oben rechts mit Nummer "VII". Auf der Havel Schwäne, am havelufer 2 Angler.Blick über die Havel. - Gereinigtes Blatt.

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        Südseite von Südwesten, "Vue de Sans_Souci. Dediée à Son Altesse Royale Madame la Duchesse Douairiere de Bronsviv etc. etc.".

      - kol. Umrißkupferstich v. J.S. Knüpfer b. Morino & Company, um 1790, 24,5 x 37 Drescher/Kroll, Nr. 219 B und Farbabb. der Nummer 219 A. - Oben rechts mit Nummer "XII" bezeichnet. Zu den Varianten sagt Drescher/Kroll: "Staffage vorne mehrfach verändert .".- Hier vorliegend mit 2 Damen und 2 Herren, sowie Rasen auf Platz vor dem Schloss.

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        Voyages dans le pays des Hottentots, a la Caffrerie, a la baye Botanique, et dans la Nouvelle Hollande

      first edition, rare.Binding half shagreen black ca 1850. Back with false nerves adorned with 3 irons lion. paper area torn off the top plate. Friction at the corners and on the boards. trace of wetness on the outer margin of the last 2 sheets. Chez Letellier A Paris 1790 In-8 (13x19,7cm) (4) 213pp. relié

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        Deliae tutela deae fugaces. Lyncas et cervos cohibentis arcu.

      A Sua Eccellenza la Sig. Ra Contessa di Spencer. Post 1790 - ante 1810 circa. Incisione in rame all'acquaforte e bulino, cm (50 x 75) alla lastra, cm 63,5 x 88,5 (il foglio). In lastra, in basso a sinistra: "Dom.cus Sampieri vulgo Dominichino pinx."; a destra: " Raph.el Morghen sculp. Romae" e, più in basso, "Gio.ni Volpato, e Raf. Morghen D. D. D.". Bellissima scena mitologica conosciuta come "Caccia di Diana". Domenico Zampieri detto Dominichino (1581 - 1641), inventore; Morghen Raffaello (1758 - 1833), disegnatore. La scena è caratterizzata da grandi figure di donne e due cani in primo piano, in un ambiente bucolico e campestre; più in lontanza, si profilano dei giovani danzanti e con prede di caccia. La stampa riproduce fedelmente la tela del Domenichino nella Galleria Borghese a Roma. Alcuni punti di ossidazione sull'inciso, difetti e fioriture ai margini bianchi, nell'insieme bella e sana l'incisione.

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        Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile in the Years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, and 1773

      1790 - First edition. 5 vols. 3 large folding maps & 58 plates (including 43 natural history specimens in vol. V), with 3 explanatory leaves for battle plans in vol. III. 4to. Contemporary russia, occasional joint lightly worn. [x], lxxxiii, 535; [ii], viii, 718; [ii], viii, 759; [ii], viii, 695; [ii], xiv, 230, [12]pp. Edinburgh, Following Harrow, unfinished law studies and a brief marriage, Bruce travelled to Spain where, for a short time, he studied Arabic. On his return to England he came to the notice of Lord Halifax who offered him the consulate at Algiers, a post which required a great deal of courage and diplomacy. Since part of his remit was to survey the ancient monuments not delineated by Shaw, Bruce spent some time in Italy before travelling to Algiers in 1763. His time in Algiers was troubled by the erratic behaviour of the Dey, whose actions finally prompted Bruce's resignation in 1765. The archaeological tour which he subsequently made along the Barbary Coast, prompted his trip in 1768 to Egypt which began the journey narrated in these volumes. In that year he travelled up the Nile as far as Aswan, visiting the ruins at Luxor and Karnak, before sailing down the Red Sea, arriving in Abyssinia in the following year. It was from here that he made his various expeditions to what he considered to be the source of the Blue Nile (it was in fact merely one of its great tributaries). Whilst in Abyssinia he claims to have been made a district governor (a fact later disputed by Henry Salt) and due to the unstable political climate his life was often in danger. However, by 1773 he was eager to return to England where he felt he would be amply rewarded for his African exploits. London Society however found Bruce's stories too vivid, and his manner awkward, prompting Fanny Burney to write: ?Mr. Bruce's grand air, gigantic height, and forbidding brow awed everybody into silence? Despite the personal recognition of the King, Bruce did not gain the title which he felt should have been his, and sorely disappointed, he retired to his newly enriched Scottish estate, where following the death of his second wife, he dictated this narrative. Ibrahim-Hilmy, 91; Nissin ZBI, 617; Blackmer, 221. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        For the last Time this Season... The Death of Captain Cook... [with a revival of Sheridan's "The School for Scandal"]

      Halifax: New Theatre, 1790. Printed playbill, 280 x 152 mm., dated 8 December 1790. A rare provincial English playbill advertising a performance of "The Death of Captain Cook" in late 1790, 'as performed in London and Paris with unbounded applause', and here stated to be shown 'for the last time this season.' This pantomime had been first performed at Covent Garden in 1789 and, as other examples of such playbills we have recently handled attest, provincial performances were pleasing crowds right around the United Kingdom over the following twelve months. Interestingly, by comparison with another Halifax playbill sold by us in 2008 it can be shown that the pantomime was performed in that city for the third time on 19 November, and this 8 December show confirms the long-running success of the show in West Yorkshire.The nature and tone of the fascination with the South Seas is made clear in the description of the scenes, which include the "modes and manners of the Islanders making Love", "a View of the Sea and Ship Resolution", and of the "Funeral Procession of Capt. Cook". Indeed, as the title makes explicit, it was the death of Cook which particularly captivated the audience, a scene which is known to have been used as a vehicle for a number of spectacular effects on the English stage, only hints of which survive today in ephemera such as this.In this context, it is particularly interesting to note that this production calls attention to the "painting by Mr. Stanton": no traces of this particular painting appear to survive, but within the context of the series of playbills that are known, this is an unusual reference to the actual staging of the provincial shows, considering that it was the great scene of Cook's death which was such an important factor in the pantomime's ongoing success. Perhaps Stanton was a lion of the Halifax theatre: the playbill notes that no half price admissions will be sold, 'on account of the great expence attending the representation.'As commonly, the parts are listed in some detail: the director of the piece is 'Mr. Bonville', who himself takes the demanding role of Pareea ('the favorite Lover'), while 'Mrs. Bonville' plays Emai, 'Daughter of the King'. Attractively, this playbill also advertises the so-called Grand Pantomimic Ballet of the Death of Captain Cook as being for sale at the Printing Office and Box Door for 6d.Keenly collected, such playbills, particularly from the first year or so of the play's production, are now of some rarity. Provenance: Private collection (USA). A little toning but generally very good; tipped onto old paper sheet, modern frame.

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        Chanson Russe [russian]. Variée pour le piano-forte et dédiée a mademoiselle Sophie Charitonowna de Tschebotareff par L: Gourilew.

      Moscow, H: Reinsdorp, (c.1790?). Oblong 4to. Engr. title,+ 2-7 engr pp. Platenumber 308. Sewn in later marbled wrapper. Not in RISM, not in Eitner, not in Fétis. The publishing firm H. Reinsdorp (Rejnsdorp) started in 1787 and joined with Kaestner around 1800.

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        Recherches sur la nature et les causes de la richesse des nations Traduites de l'Anglois de M. Smith, sur la 4e édition, par M. Roucher; et suivies d'un volume de notes, par M. le Marquis de Condorcet, de l'Académie Françoise..

      Paris, Buisson, 1790-1791, 4 vol. in 8°, de XI-570pp., 2ff. 312pp., 2ff. 602pp., 2ff. 591pp., pl. veau porphyre époque, dos orné, p. de t. vertes, triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats, deux coiffes lég. restaurées. Bel exemplaire en reliure de qualité. Edition originale de la traduction du poète Jean Antoine Roucher, 3e traducteur d'Adam Smith après l'abbé Blavet (1779) et l'anonyme de 1776. Toutefois c'est la première parue en France. Le poète Roucher fur éxécuté le 8 thermidor an III en même temps qu'André Chénier. Condorcet devait y adjoindre un volume de notes mais il ne fut jamais publié. C'est le premier et le plus grand traité de la pensée économique moderne. ¶ Printing and the Mind of Man n°221 "The first and greatest classic of modern economic thought." - Coquelin et Guillaumin II 626 "Nul avant Smith n'avait montré avec plus de clairvoyance et de netteté les avantages de la liberté économique" - cat. Einaudi n°5338 - Kress B.1986 "volume de notes" not issued.

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        Voyage Aux Sources Du Nil, En Nubie et En Abyssinie Pendant Les Annees 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, & 1772

      Paris: Hotel De Thou, 1790 Published in Paris in five volumes from 1790-1791. Rebound with beige paper over covers, and all plates and maps removed into a sixth volume. Now, complete in six volumes. Edges show creases and wear, though text is generally in very good condition. Atlas volume contains Eight single page plates; Seven plates with language examples (i.e. Geez, etc.); Four plates from Vol. III; Three plates from Volume IV; 42 plates from Vol. V; Four large folding maps; followed by 19 folding plates. Although the images remain clear on all of the maps and plates, the edges are worn. There is some water damage with related tide marks. Due to size and weight of this six volume set, additional charges will apply for Priority and/or International shipping.. Cloth - Hard Cover. Good/No Dust Jacket. 4to.

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        Disertación física sobre la materia y formación de las auroras boreales, que con ocasión de la que apareció en México y otros lugares de la Nueva España el día 14 de noviembre de 1789.

      Mexico: Felipe de Zúñiga y Ontiveros, 1790. Small 4to (20 cm; 7.875"). [1] f., 37, [1 (blank]) pp., engr. plt. León y Gama (1735–1802) is probably most famous for his publication on the discovery of the Tizoc Stone and the Aztec Calendar Stone that were unearthed during a campaign of municipal "improvements" in Mexico City's zócalo, or main square, in the late 1780s and early 1790s. His was the first scholarly publication that described the stones' discovery and attempted to explain their meaning.    León, a native of Mexico City, trained as a lawyer, worked for the audiencia (high court) of Mexico, and was a self-trained mathematician and astronomer. He published works on astronomy beginning in 1770, notably a description of the solar eclipse of 24 June 1778 and this work on the aurora borealis that was seen in Mexico City in November of 1789 — immediately after which, on 1 and 22 December, he published articles in the Gazetas de Mexico allaying the fear of the populace and giving a simplified explanation of the "lights." This formal explanation is laid out under four headings: "Diferencias que se observan en las Auroras boreales: propriedades y circunstancias de la materia de que se componen," "Varias opiniones acerca de la materia de que se forma la Aurora boreal," "Varias noticias de algunos Lugares de este Reyno donde se vió la Aurora boreal la misma noche del dia 14 de Nov. de 1789," and "De la materia y formacion de la Aurora boreal." An => engraving of angles of observation related to auroras is found in a "Suplemento" after the main text that discusses criticisms of León's December, 1789, writing on the phenomenon and clearly states that the anonymous "Noticia" on it that appeared in the 19 November 1789 issue of the Gazeta de literatura, often attributed to him, is not his! Finally, the text is carefully footnoted with detailed bibliographical references.    => Mexican colonial-era math and science publications as a genre are among the rarest both in holdings outside of Mexico and in the marketplace. Searches of NUC, WorldCat, and CCILA locate only five U.S. libraries reporting ownership of this publication (Sutro, Bancroft, Tulane, John Carter Brown, and University of Texas).         Medina, Mexico, 7997; Puttick & Simpson, Bibliotheca Mejicana, 1583; Catalogue Andrade, 4123; Sutro, p. 33. Recent brown cloth over light boards. Title-leaf closely cropped in upper margin costing the top halves or more of all letters of the two-word title, and a few page numbers touched; text and illustration very good.

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        Vista de las antiguas extracciones hechas en Tarquinio.

      Italia - LUIGI ROSSINI (1790-1857) Muy buen estado de conservación. Plenos márgenes. Siglo/Century: XIX Aguafuerte Papel vitela Grabador/Engraver: Rossini, Luigi Dibujante/Draw Artist: Rossini, Luigi 1822 Altura papel/Paper height: 503 Anchura papel/Paper width: 745 Altura plancha/Plate height:417 Anchura plancha/Plate width: 655

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        Kleine mathematische Abhandlungen.

      Greifswald, Röse, 1790. - 8vo (ca. 22x16 cm), 1 Blatt, 126 Seiten, mit einigen Textholzschnitten und gestochenen Titelblatt-, Text- und Endvignetten, Halblederband mit Rückenvergoldung. In einem fachmännisch und dekorativ gearbeiteten neuen Halblederband, mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und schwarzem Rückenschild, marmorierte Deckelbezüge. Enthält ab Seite 55 auch zwei interessante astronomische Beiträge: Über die geographische Lage von Greifswald (zur Bestimmung bei astronomischen Berrechnungen von der Sternwarte in Greifswald) und: Berichtigung der Lage des Mittelrohrs oder Transitinstruments. Der Mathematiker und Astronom Lambert Heinrich Roehl (1724-1790) wuchs als Sohn eines Stadtmusikanten in Ribnitz auf, studierte Mathematik in Greifswald bei Andreas Meyer und wurde dort 1762 zum außerordentlichen und 1775 zum ordentlichen Professor der Astronomie ernannt. Röhl richtete die Greifswalder Sternwarte und wurde 1775 dessen Direktor. Aufgrund seiner astronomischen Beobachtungen ernannte ihn die Stockholmer Akademie der Wissenaften zu ihrem Mitglied. ADB, 29 (1889), S. 55-56. Seitlich unbeschnitten, mehrere Seiten etwas stärker gebräunt, wenige Seiten mit schwachem Wasserrand, sonst wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Karte von Europa nach d'Anville und Has

      Artist: Reilly Franz Johann Joseph ca ; issued in: Vienna; date: ca1790 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 45 x 50; - description: map of Europe; - vita of the artist: Franz Johann Joseph von Reilly (1766 - 1820) Vienna. He was an Austrian and produced over 830 maps for his great atlas project, -Schauplatz der funf Theile der Welt- between the years 1789 and 1806. Of these 830 maps published over this time span of seventeen years, he 'showcased' but one part of the world, Europe. Maps of the other four continents remained unpublished. The maps of the Schauplatz .were drawn to a uniform criteria.Reilly's Grosser deutscher Atlas was also notable as the first completely 'Austrian' atlas. This large world atlas, containing relatively few maps, was issued between 1794 and the end of 1796. Reilly may have used Franz Anton Schraembl's work as his model, at least in part.

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        Disertación física sobre la materia y formación de las auroras boreales, que con ocasión de la que apareció en México y otros lugares de la Nueva España el día 14 de noviembre de 1789.

      Felipe de Zúñiga y Ontiveros. León y Gama (1735-1802) is probably most famous for his publication on the discovery of the Tizoc Stone and the Aztec Calendar Stone that were unearthed during a campaign of municipal "improvements" in Mexico City's zócalo, or main square, in the late 1780s and early 1790s. His was the first scholarly publication that described the stones' discovery and attempted to explain their meaning. León, a native of Mexico City, trained as a lawyer, worked for the audiencia (high court) of Mexico, and was a self-trained mathematician and astronomer. He published works on astronomy beginning in 1770, notably a description of the solar eclipse of 24 June 1778 and this work on the aurora borealis that was seen in Mexico City in November of 1789 -- immediately after which, on 1 and 22 December, he published articles in the Gazetas de Mexico allaying the fear of the populace and giving a simplified explanation of the "lights." This formal explanation is laid out under four headings: "Diferencias que se observan en las Auroras boreales: propriedades y circunstancias de la materia de que se componen," "Varias opiniones acerca de la materia de que se forma la Aurora boreal," "Varias noticias de algunos Lugares de este Reyno donde se vió la Aurora boreal la misma noche del dia 14 de Nov. de 1789," and "De la materia y formacion de la Aurora boreal." An => engraving of angles of observation related to auroras is found in a "Suplemento" after the main text that discusses criticisms of León's December, 1789, writing on the phenomenon and clearly states that the anonymous "Noticia" on it that appeared in the 19 November 1789 issue of the Gazeta de literatura, often attributed to him, is not his! Finally, the text is carefully footnoted with detailed bibliographical references. => Mexican colonial-era math and science publications as a genre are among the rarest both in holdings outside of Mexico and in the marketplace. Searches of NUC, WorldCat, and CCILA locate only five U.S. libraries reporting ownership of this publication (Sutro, Bancroft, Tulane, John Carter Brown, and University of Texas).

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        Der Kapitäne Portlock's und Dixon's Reise um die Welt besonders nach der Nordwestlichen Küste von Amerika während der Jahre 1785 bis 1788 in den Schiffen King George und Queen Charlotte. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen erläutert von Johann Reinhold Forster.

      Berlin Voß 1790 - (24,5 x 20,5 cm). (8) XXII (2) 314 S. Mit 1 mehrfach gefalteten Kupferkarte und 13 Kupfertafeln. Dekorativer moderner Halblederband im Stil der Zeit. Erste deutsche Ausgabe in einem vollständigen Exemplar. - Dixon beschreibt hier die 1785 angetretene Handelsreise auf der "Queen Charlotte", die von Portlock auf der "King George" begleitet wurde. Sie erhält besondere Bedeutung dadurch, dass Dixon zahlreiche Stellen der Westküste Alaskas vermessen und davon Kartenskizzen angefertigt hat. Er hat auch mehrere Küstenpunkte mit Namen versehen. - Die Tafeln zeigen Küstenprofile, Eingeborene, deren Kult- und Gebrauchsgegenstände sowie schöne Vogeldarstellungen. - Vereinzelt gering finger- bzw. stockfleckig. 10 Blätter mit schwachem braunen Fleck. Die Karte mit 2 geklebten Einrissen. Ein Blatt der Vorstücke verbunden. Drei Tafeln am Rand leicht angeschnitten. Insgesamt schönes und gut erhaltenes Exemplar. - Henze II, 81; Fiedler 176; Sabin 64392 (mit 11 Tafeln) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels Into The Interior Parts Of Africa, By Way Of The Cape of Good Hope In The Years 1780, 81, 82, 83, 84 And 85

      Robinson, London 1790 - 2 vols. 8vo. Lacks pp. 193-208 in 1st vol, but complete with frontis & 11 plates (some folding). Some pages foxed. Later half calf and original marbled boards. A handsome binding complete with interesting plates of the native peoples etc [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath RareBooks ABA ANZAAB ILAB]
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        Correspondance littéraire, philosophique et critique de Grimm et de Diderot, depuis 1753 jusq?en 1790.

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

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        Voyages dans le pays des Hottentots, a la Caffrerie, a la baye Botanique, et dans la Nouvelle Hollande

      - Chez Letellier, A Paris 1790, In-8 (13x19,7cm), (4) 213pp., relié. - Edizione oriignale rara. Binding metà dolore nero ca 1850. Torna a falsi nervi decorato con tre ferri del leone. Carta zona strappata sulla piastra superiore. Attrito agli angoli e in pianura. umidità traccia margine esterno delle ultime 2 foglie. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition orignale française traduite par Castera, rare. Reliure en demi chagrin noir ca 1850. Dos à faux nerfs orné de 3 fers au lion. zone de papier arraché sur le plat supérieur. Frottements aux coins et sur les plats. trace de mouillure en marge externe des 2 derniers feuillets. Voyages réalisés par le botaniste et colonel britannique William Paterson durant les années 1777, 1778 et 1779. Les 4 voyages concernent l'Afrique australe, la présence dans le titre de la Baye Botanique et de la Nouvelle Hollande est fautive, l'ouvrage devait comprendre les voyages du capitaine Tench, mais ils firent l'objet d'une autre édition. Ces voyages se signalent par la description de la faune et de la flore, l'auteur donne en effet de très intéressantes descriptions de serpents, buffles et autres animaux, des plantes et animaux vénéneux (scorpions et serpents) ; ils contiennent en outre de nombreux détails et descriptions des peuples et de leurs coutumes. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.

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        Letters written in France, in the summer 1790, to a friend in England; containing, various anecdotes relative to the French revolution; and memoirs of Mons. and Madame Du F---

      T. Cadell, London 1790 - 223 p. Stamp «not to leave library» on rear flyleaf. Staines on three last pages. Binding worn and detached. Spine and rear cover missing. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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