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

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

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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        Essays on the Nature and Principles of Taste. By the Revd. Archibald Alison, L.L.B. F.R.S. Edin.

      Edinburgh: Printed for J.J.G. and G. Roibinson London; and Bell and Bradfute Edinburgh 1790 - FIRST EDITION. 4to. (27 x 21 cm.). pp. xiii+415. Full contemporary tree calf, flat spine, red label, gilt rules. Spine a trifle rubbed, generally a very nice copy. Ex libris Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo, with his bookplate and ownership inscription to title. Alison "with a wealth of imagination and sentiment denied absolutely the existence of objective qualities inherent in objects, accounting for all emotions by the association of ideas aroused in the mind of the spectator. Anything might be beautiful if it aroused pleasant and therefore beautiful ideas." (Hussey: 'The Picturesque'. 1927 p.15) The book aroused widespread interest and went through six editions by 1825. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DELLA ISTORIA VINIZIANA DI M. PIETRO BEMBO CARDINALE DA LUI VOLGARIZATA LIBRI DODICI ORA PER LA PRIMA VOLTA SECONDO L'ORIGINALE PUBBLICATI

      1790. Venezia Zatta 1790 2 voumi in 4° Pagine 1 carta bianca + ritratto di Bembo inciso in antiporta da Francesco Bartolozzi + XLIII + 309 + 2 carte bianche + 1 carta bianca + 356 + 1 carta bianca. Ottime legature coeve in piena pergamena. Titoli in oro ai dorsi su tassello. Sguardie controsguardie in carta marmorizzata. Filini. Ottime e fresche copie in barbe e ad ampi margini stampate su carta azzurra. Cfr. Morazzoni, p. 215 - Cicogna,570: "la storia del Bembo.. ha bellezza di lingua e di stile.." - Gamba,131: "In questa moderna, nobile ed accuratissima ristampa (la I ediz. è del 1552), dovuta all'ab. Iacopo Morelli, il testo è ridotto per la prima volta alla sua integrità sopra un manoscritto di pugno del Bembo che serbasi nella Marciana.. Eruditissima è la Prefazione dell'editore, a cui piacque nel dettato imitare lo stile del Cardinale.

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        Les rendez-vous du Palais-Royal

      Jean-Baptiste Letourmy, (vers 1780-1790), Orléans - ____ Grande feuille imprimée sur bois ( 37 x 32 cm) et coloriée au pochoir, portant 9 vignettes de scènes galantes dans le haut-lieu du plaisir à Paris. Elle montre sur le mode humoristique, des robes, légendées : "retroussée", "au plaisir des dames", "au charme d'amour", "à la turque", Orléans était au XVIIIe siècle le plus important centre d'imagerie populaire. "Lorsque l'on évoque l'imagerie populaire en France, le nom d'Epinal vient tout de suite à l'esprit. Mais bien avant l'émergence de cette ville et des autres centres de production d'imagerie de l'Est au XIXe siècle, Orléans tenait une place privilégiée dans cette histoire au XVIIIe siècle.» «Le bleu orléanais, particulièrement utilisé au XVIIIe siècle, est caractéristique de ce centre où le vert en revanche est utilisé avec parcimonie. Les rouges tirent davantage sur l'orange et les jaunes sont chauds tirant également sur l'orangé : peut-être uitilise-t-on le safran du Gâtinais comme en indiennerie ? Ceci confère une grande douceur et beaucoup de charme à la plupart des productions de Perdoux et Letourmy." (L'imagerie populaire d'Orléans, Musée des beaux-arts d'Orléans, 2005) Inutile d'insister sur la rareté de telles images aujourd'hui. Celle-ci est en excellent état à l'exception d'une réparation dans la marge blanche extérieure. *-------* Large wood engraved sheet, stencil-colored, from Orleans, the most important eighteenth century center for popular imagery. The Palais-Royal was then a high spot of pleasure in Paris. All these images are very rare today. . [380 x 320 mm] Collation :.

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        Characteristics Of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times, With A Collection Of Letters [Three Volumes, Complete], Possible Jane Austen Conection

      Basil [Basel]: J J Tourneisen / J L Legrand, 1790. Reprint. Speckled Calf / Boards. Very Good +. 8 1/2" Tall. Bookplate of Lady Frances Compton. (Viii), 414; (Vi), 367; (Viii), 340, + Long Index To All Volumes At End. Published 1790. Original Or Very Early Spotted Calf, 6 Spine Compartments With Two Morocco Labels On Each Volume, Gilt Decorations And Borders On Spine, Over Marbled Paper Covered Boards, Spotted Calf Tips, Light Blue Endpapers. Lightly Used, Single 1/8" Deep X 3/16" Long Chip At Top Of Spines Of Vols 2 And 3, Hinges Solid. Bookplates Of Lady Frances Compton; She Is Noted As A Visitor To The Household By Jane Austen's Father In The Early 1790'S. An Interesting Association As There Is Speculation That Jane Austen Used Shaftesbury As A Source For Her Ideas Of Morality. Although There Is No Evidence That Austen Had Access To A Copy Of Shaftesbury, It Is Possible That She Discussed The Ideas With Lady Compton, Or Even That This Particular Set Was Made Accesible To Her.

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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 de la Grande Cascade Sauvage à Steinfort').

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Le Rouge, um 1790, 20,5 x 36,5

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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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        Lettres patentes du Roi, Sur un Décret de l'Assemblée Nationale, du 16 Juillet 1790, relatif à l'aliénation aux Municipalités, de Quatre cents millions de Domaines nationaux. Données à Saint-Cloud le 26 Juillet 1790. COPY SIGNED BY LOUIS XVI

      Paris : Imprimerie royale 1790 - In-4° broché, 4 pages signé de la main du Roi. Lambert à contresigné le document et a fait d'importantes remarques manuscrites. Claude Guillaume Lambert, baron de Chamerolles, comte d'Auverse, né à Paris (paroisse Saint-André-des-Arcs) le 9 août 1726 et guillotiné à Paris le 27 juin 1794, est un magistrat et ministre français. Fils de Claude Guillaume Lambert (1694-1774), conseiller au Grand Conseil, et de Catherine Thérèse Pattu (1698-1774), il suit ses études au collège de Beauvais avant de devenir conseiller au parlement de Paris en août 1748. En 1767, il est maître des requêtes, puis conseiller d'État semestre en 17781. Le 28 août 1788, il est nommé conseiller au Conseil des dépêches, puis le 26 octobre 1788, conseiller d'État ordinaire Il occupe les fonctions de contrôleur général des finances à deux reprises et pour de courtes durées. Il le devient d'abord du 31 août 1787 au 25 août 1788, puis du 22 juillet 1789 au 4 décembre 1790, comme adjoint de Necker dans le Gouvernement Louis XVI. Il est arrêté le 12 juillet 1793 à Lyon où il s'était retiré. Il y est alors jugé pour corruption par le tribunal révolutionnaire du département du Rhône. Il est acquitté. Il est de nouveau arrêté le 22 novembre 1793 à Cahors et transféré à Paris pour y être jugé le tribunal révolutionnaire. Il est condamné avec vingt-et-une autres personnes pour conspiration contre la liberté et la souveraineté du peuple français et meurt guillotiné le 27 juin 1794. Son corps est enterré au cimetière de Picpus. Il a épousé en premières noces, le 1er septembre 1756, Marie Madeleine Beyssier de Pizany (décédée en 1772), puis le 4 mai 1774, Anne Henriette Guignace de Villeneuve (décédée en 1783). Il a eu six enfants de ses deux mariages dont le préfet Paul-Augustin Lambert de Chamerolles (1764-1817). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Miscellaneous Works of Tobias Smollett, M.D (6 Volume Set and extra-illustrated)

      David Ramsay for Jo. And Ja. Fairbairn, Edinburgh 1790 - Octavo. A most remarkable set both in terms of its content and condition. The Peregrine Pickle edition in volume 3 has the benefit of the identification in the margins of those whom Smollett was lampooning. In the section entitled: The Memoirs of a Lady of Quality has the special value of having identified in the margins by R. Stark the owner in 1806 whose name appears on each title page; for instance, Lord P-- is Portmore; Lord S--K is Selkirk, with twenty-six further identifications assisting both the literary historian and the specialist in English history in noting what was taking place behind the novel presumably so that an author protects himself from the strict English laws for libel. Lewis M. Knapp in his Tobias Smollett: Doctor of Men and Letters (Princeton, 1949) identified these also but somewhat differently. Roderick Random is the most unabashed portrait of flagrant homosexual in any eighteenth-century novel. The six volumes have twenty-eight plates instead of the standard six frontispiece plates by Rowlandson. The additional twenty-two extra-illustrations are plates by George Cruikshank and W. Walker (engraver) after Daniel Dodd (Many of his originals are in DeYoung Museum in San Francisco). This is the rare first edition (only the second edition has appeared at auction in the past forty years). Each volume has the bookplate of Robert Cram Bacon who was the treasurer of the Harvard Lampoon in 1915. ESTC 55288. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        Eloge civique de Benjamin Franklin prononce, le 21 juillet 1790, dans la rotonde, au nom de la Commune de Paris

      Paris: Chez J.-R. Lottin, imprimeur-libraire-ordinaire de la ville, rue S.-André-des-Arcs, no 27. F. L. Bailly, libraire, rue S.-Honoré, vis-Å•-vis de la Barričre des Sergens. Et, au Palais-Royal, chez Vict. Desenne, l'aîn&e, 1790. First edition, thus. Modern marbled paper covered boards to style with paper spine label. A near fine untrimmed copy with some faint staining to a few later leaves, occasional marginal foxing, new endpapers.. [2], 50 pp. "par M. l'abbé Fauchet, en présence de MM. les députés de l'Assemblée nationale, de MM. les députés de tous les départemens du royaume Å• la Confédération, de M. le maire, de M. le commandant-général, de MM. les représentans de la commune, de MM. les présidens des districts, & de MM. les electeurs de Paris." From p.2: "Les représentans de la Commune de Paris ont arrÄ™té, le 22 juillet 1790, que cet ouvrage seroit imprimé, présenté Å• l'Assemblée nationale, & envoyé, en Amérique, au Congrčs." This eulogy of Benjamin Franklin, delivered before the assembled deputies of the National Assembly, the city officials of Paris, and the members of the Commune, was published in a number of editions the same year, the first not including the "Note de M. le Roi sur Franklin" (pp. 38--50) by Le Roy in this edition. Sabin 23918. Ford 861. Echeverria & Wilkie I: 790/43. Eberstadt 131-293.

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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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        Cartas familiares del Abate D. Juan Andres a su hermano D. Carlos Andres, dandole noticia del viaje que hizo a varias ciudades de Italia en el ano 1785. Tomo I (II, III, IV, V)

      In la Imprenta de Sangha, En Madrid - 1790-1793. 5 volumi in 12 (160x100 mm.), pp. (8), 271, (1); pp. 272; pp. (8), 272, (2, di errata); pp. (4), 248; pp. 247, (1). Belle legature coeve in piena pelle bazzana, dorsi a finti nervi riccamente decorati in oro, titoli e numerazione di tomo incisi in oro su tasselli rispettivamente rossi e verdi. I primi tre tomi vennero stampati nel 1790; il quarto e il quinto e nel 1793. Questi ultimi presentano lievissime difformità esteriori di legatura, anche se eseguita in epoca strettamente coeva e con palesi intenti d'uniformazione stilistica. Tassellino in carta di antica segnatura applicato al piede del dorso. Bellissimo esemplare, impresso su carta forte e candida. Prima edizione, molto rara. In questa corrispondenza di viaggio in Italia, l'autore ci descrive importanti opere d'arte conservate in collezioni, accademie, musei pubblici e private dimore ch'egli visitò durante il suo viaggio attraverso l'Italia, compiuto nel 1785. Menziona anche i principali librai delle città visitate, ne fa talvolta un curioso ritratto, ci propone una rassegna delle loro botteghe citando anche i principali codici manoscritti e le più ragguardevoli opere a stampa esitate al pubblico commercio. A riguardo di questa attività di segnalzione bibliografica, egli si tenne in stretta corrispondenza epistalare anche col Melzi. Juan Andres (Planes, 1740 - Roma 1817), gesuita, dopo la soppressione dell'Ordine in Spagna e l'espulsione dei suoi membri, rifugiò in Italia, dove insegnò filosofia a Ferrara, stabilendosi successivamente a Mantova, Pavia e Parma. Si trasferì infine a Napoli, con funzione di Prefetto della Biblioteca Reale. Bibliografia: Palau, 12207. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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