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        Tour in Wales

      , 1790. 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 Pennant

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        A TREATISE ON THE CULTURE OF THE VINE

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

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

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

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        Discourse on the Love of Our Country

      , 1790. 1790. (AMERICAN REVOLUTION) PRICE, Richard. A Discourse on the Love of Our Country, Delivered on Nov. 4, 1789… to the Society for Commemorating the Revolution in Great Britain. With an Appendix… London: T. Cadell, 1790. Octavo, disbound; pp. 51, (1), 34, (2). $1800.Third edition, the scarce first expanded edition of Price's controversial work, issued only one year after the first edition, documenting progress in human rights from England's Glorious Revolution to the American and French Revolutions, sparking Burke's refutation in Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790) and Wollstonecraft's endorsement in Vindication of the Rights of Men (1790).Richard Price, a close friend of Franklin and John Adams, was ""the most influential British advocate of American independence"" (Howes P586). In November 1789, within months of the French Revolution, Price stood before a London meeting of the Society for the Commemoration of England's 1688 Glorious Revolution and, with this controversial Discourse in praise of revolution, triggered a war of words that sparked Burke's incendiary refutation of Price in Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790), and prompted a ringing endorsement from Wollstonecraft's Vindication of the Rights of Men (1790). In this Discourse Price triumphantly traces the course of human rights furthered by revolution

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        Journal of the Second Session of the Senate

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

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

      1790 1790 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Acts Passed at the Second Session of the Congress

      1790. First Edition . (UNITED STATES CONGRESS). Acts Passed at the Second Session of the Congress of the United States of America. Begun and Held at the City of New-York on Monday the Fourth of January, in the Year M,DCC,XC: and of the Independence of the United States, the Fourteenth. Published by Authority. New York: Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine, [1790]. Folio, original self-wrappers, stitched as issued, uncut. Housed in a custom chemise and clamshell box. $8500.First edition of the first collected Acts of the Second Session of the First Congress, one of the most contentious on record where “every major decision set a precedent,” a rare association copy from the library of Stephen Row Bradley, one of the first U.S. senators from Vermont, renowned for his bill establishing the American flag of 15 stars and 15 stripes—known as the “Bradley flag.” One of only 600 copies printed, with legislation on the census, West Point and treaties with Britain and Indian tribes, and especially featuring two seminal acts whose fiercely contested debate threatened the new nation with imminent collapse: the Residency Act, establishing a permanent capital along the Potomac, and the Assumption Act, HamiltonÂ’s proposal for federal assumption of state debts.This exceptional first printing of the official collection of Acts Passed by the Second Session of the First Congress is especially memorable for its inclusion of two acts that threatened to fracture the new nation and set in opposition the considerable eloquence of Hamilton and Madison—co-authors of The Federalist Papers (1788). One of only 600 copies, this volume contains both the Residency Act (43), favored by Madison in seating a permanent capital near his beloved Virginia, and HamiltonÂ’s proposal for federal assumption of state debts-An Act to Provide more effectually for the Settlement of Accounts between the United States and the Individual States (103). Conflict between these two Founding Fathers over these laws was heightened “precisely because the new national government was new; every major decision set a precedent” (Ellis, American Sphinx, 121). To Madison, HamiltonÂ’s Assumption Act “was not primarily about money. It was about control, about trust, about independence.” To Hamilton, failure to pass his financial plan meant “the entire experiment with republican government at the national level would [in his words] ‘burst and vanish, and the states separate to take care of everyone of itself.Â’ Either the peaceful dissolution of the United States or a civil war would occur unless some sort of political bargain was struck” (Ellis, Founding Fathers, 50-58, 69). Debate over a permanent federal seat reached back to mid-1789, and in 1790, when the Second Session convened, “the argument about assumption stretched from February 23 through March and into AprilÂ… With tempers and anxieties increasing day by day, the stage was set for the encounter which extracted Congress from its impasse and avoided adjournment in confusion, perhaps with drastic consequences” (Banning, 320). That encounter came in late June, when Madison and Hamilton attended a private dinner hosted by Jefferson and there “achieved a statesmanlike solution that averted disintegration of the union.” By early July “the House approved the Residency ActÂ… [and] narrowly passed the assumption bill. The famous dinner deal had worked its political magic” (Chernow, 330). This exceptional association copy is from the library of Stephen Row Bradley, a leader in the struggle for ratification during the Constitutional Convention, who was elected “one of VermontÂ’s first United States senators” (1791-4, 1801-13) when it became “the first state to come into the Union after the original 13.” As “the leading Democratic-Republican senator from New England during his day,” Bradley was a strong supporter of both Jefferson and Madison, yet publicly contested key actions of both during their presidential terms. Bradley is also renowned for introducing the 1794 “bill that established a national flag of 15 stripes and 15 stars, sometimes known as the Bradley flag that was used from 1795-1814” (DAB). Herein are all acts passed from February-August 1790, also including those on naturalization, the census, customs, state judicial practices, land for West Point and establishment of the Post Office, as well as treaties between the United States and Great Britain, and with five Indian nations. This is the first official printing, in original wrappers, of the bound Acts, published by Childs and Swaine, contracted “to print the Laws of Congress (the Acts) in 600 copiesÂ… The bound volumes of the Acts of Congress, issued at the end of each session by Childs & SwaineÂ… came to be very hard to getÂ… [They were] distributed to the members and to the executive, judiciary and judicial branches of every state. This would practically exhaust the 600 copiesÂ… and leave none for public purchase” (Powell, 84-6). Evans 22952. Harvard Law Catalogue, 803. Contemporary owner inscription on front wrapper.Occasional inoffensive dampstaining, light edge-wear to fragile self-wrappers. A rare and important document in early American history, near-fine.

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        Reflections on the Revolution in France

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

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        Caption title:] Extrait des registres des d

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        Globus caelestis Cufico-Arabicus Veliterni Musei Borgiani [.] illustratus. Praemissa ejusdem De Arabum astronomia dissertatione et adjectis duabus epistolis Cl. Josephi Toaldi.

      Padua, typis Seminarii, 1790. - Small folio (216 x 294 mm). (16), CCXIX, (9) pp. With 3 large folding engraved plates. Contemporary green half calf with gilt spine and marbled covers. Only edition of this rare study decribing a celestial globe with Cufic lettering in the Borgia Museum at Velletri. The book also contains a dissertation on the astronomy of the Arabs, with Arabic excerpts from the works of Ahmed al-Farghani (Alfraganus; cf, GAL I, 221), one of the most famous mediaeval Muslim astronomers. Assemani (1752-1821), a great-nephew of Joseph Assemani, the cataloguer of the oriental manuscripts in the Vatican library, is best known for his catalogue of the manuscripts and Cufic coins in the Naniana in Venice (cf. F

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        Tratado Te

      Imprenta de Manuel Gonzalez, Madrid 1790 - Traducion al espa

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        Histoire de la Ste-Chapelle Royale du Palais

      Edition illustrated with 17 plates, including a frontispiece and 2 shots. prints investment slip in fine.Bound in full sheepskin rooted contemporary. Back smooth decorated with coffered grotesque, 3 compounds of diamonds and other 3 stars. Friesland and mentoring net on the boards. Roll on turns. As part of brown sheepskin. The serpentes were retained. Beautiful copy, particularly fresh. Chez Clousier & Prault à Paris 1790 in-4 (20x26,5cm) iv, 307pp. ; 228pp. (12) relié

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        Iconologie par figures, ou Trait

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        Gesamtansicht; darunter Portr

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

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

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        Voyage de Monsieur Le Vaillant dans l'int

      - Gay, Bibl. de l'Afrique et de l'Arabie 3118; cf. Mendelssohn I, p. 889 (4to ed. of 1790); Rookmaker, pp. 177-271. First edition (in octavo: a quarto edition appeared simultaneously) of Le Vaillant's account of his first expedition into the interior of South Africa. Le Vaillant (1753-1824) embarked on a first excursion on 18 December 1781, advancing as far as the Great Fish River. After returning to Cape Town, he undertook a second excursion during which he travelled beyond the Orange River. His engaging narrative of the expedition contains valuable ornithological information and interesting notes on the peoples he encountered, including the Khoikhoi ("Hottentots") and the Xhosas. Plate VII, a portrait of a naked "Hottentote" woman that was later suppressed, is present here and the censors have not tampered with it. The octavo edition is typographically superior to the quarto edition.In very good condition. The bindings are also very good, with only minor signs of wear. A landmark voyage to the South African interior, with 7 iconic costume portraits of indigenous Africans, coloured by hand.

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

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

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        Singhalesisches Palmenblattmanuskript

      ohne Verlag 1790 - - es handelt sich bei diesen Aufzeichnungen um Eingeborenen-Medizin oder einer Sammlung von Ayurvedischen Behandlungsmethoden/seltenes Original - Gewicht in Gramm: 222 45 beidseitig beschriebene Blätter. wohl späteres 18. Jahrhundert. Geschnitzte Holzdeckel mit Kordelbindung (20,5 cm x 5 cm) (5 Blatt mit Randausbruch)

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        The New-England Farmer; or Georgical Dictionary: Containing a Compendious Account of the Ways and Methods in Which the Most Important Art of Husbandry in All Its Various Branches Is or May Be Practiced to the Greatest Advantage in this Country.

      Isaiah Thomas,, Worcester: 1790 - 8vo, period calf, morocco spine label, viii, 335 pp. Ex-library copy, bookplate of Hobart College on front and rear pastedowns, rubber stamp of Antiquarian Society, Worchester , Mass on title page, joints cracked and hinges very weak, binding with wear to extremities, dent in spine by label, some internal foxing and soiling, front endpaper a little torn; otherwise in pretty good shape. Samuel Deane (1733-1814) was a writer and clergyman, who was born in Dedham, Massachusetts. While a strong supporter of the American Revolution, he ran into some problems with his congregation for his criticism of the pacific tendencies of the Quakers. After the war he turned his attention the science of agriculture, and published "The New England Farmer. " in 1790. He includes elaborate definitions of many agricultural terms. His definition of oak goes on for almost two pages, and many obscure terms are also included. Sabin indicates this is "The first work of the kind published in this country The work is from the presses of Isaiah Thomas. Sabin 19056. ANB. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        PUBLII VIRGILII MARONIS OPERA, PRISTINO NITORI RESTITUTA, CUM NOTIS & VARIIS LECTIONIBUS EX CODICIBUS & OPTIMIS EXEMPLARIBUS

      Paris: Barbou, 1790. Light foxing on the borders of the plates, otherwise exceptionally fine and bright copies. Two volumes. 12mo. xxviii, 392p; (iv), 423p. Illustrated with head- and tail-pieces and with 17 full-page plates engraved by Duflos after Cochin. Bound by Bennett, NY in full blue crushed morocco with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and panel ornaments, the covers with simple fillet borders and fancy dentelles. Lewine p. 554; Cohen-De Ricci p. 1018 (for editions of 1745 and 1767).

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        TRAVELS TO DISCOVER THE SOURCE OF THE NILE, IN THE YEARS 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772 AND 1773. IN SIX VOLUMES (6 Volumes; Set)

      Dublin: Printed by William Sleater for P. Wogan, L. White, P. Byrne, W. Porter, W. Sleater, et al., 1790. Full Leather. Very Good binding. An attractive set of Bruce's Travels, in which he recounts in which he recounts his twelve years in North Africa searching for the origins of the Nile. He did in fact discover the origins of the Blue Nile, and was the first European to follow the Blue Nile to its confluence with the White Nile. The first Dublin edition, in six volumes, in contemporary mottled calf with morocco title and number labels. The front board of Volume I has been discreetly reattached, Occasional staining on the paste downs and slight faxing throughout the volumes. Collates complete, with 56 plates and maps, some of which are folding. An attractive set of the First Dublin Edition. Very Good binding.

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        12 Blätter zu der älteren, mittleren und neueren Geschichte, 1790

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Werkverzeichnis: Engelmann 632 I/III. Serie: in: Gothaischer Hof Kalender zum Nutzen und Vergnügen auf das Jahr 1791. Provenienz: Sammlung Gretschel. Grösse: 7,1 x 5 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: Darstellung: 8,7 x 5,0 cm Papier: 10,2 x 26,6 cm Papier 2: 10,3 x 36,8 cm. Beschreibung: Sehr schöner Probeabdruck des ersten Zustandes mit den radierten Nummern und vor der Signatur des Künstlers. Mit den leicht angedeuteten Titeln über oder unter der Darstellung, die später ausgeschliffen wurden. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen.

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        Protocoller, hållne i Kongl. slottsrätten uti undersökningsmålet emellan fändriken wid Nerike och Wärmelands regemente L. A. Hammarlund, och acteuren wid kongl. maj:ts spectacler Abraham De Broen.

      - Stockholm, J. C. Holmberg, 1790. 4:o. 24 s. Sammanbunden med: Kongl. nedre borgrättens protocoller, uti undersökningsmålet emellan källaremästaren P. Ul. Simon och kryddkrämaren L. M. Lavin, å ena, samt acteuren wid kongl. maj:ts spectacler Abraham De Broen, å andra sidan, ömsom klagande och swarande. Stockholm, J. C. Holmberg, 1790. 4:o. 72 s. Lätt lagerfläckiga. Fläck på s. 21-22 i andra arbetet samt på sista sidan. Tagna ur band. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. Bring, Rättegångshandlingar, 718 (anger felaktigt 72 s.) respektive 724. Skådespelaren Abraham De Broen (1758-1804) var en av sin tids allra främsta svenska skådespelare, Gustav III kallade honom ?Sveriges Garrick? Nils Personne skriver: ?De Broen skildras dessutom som en hederlig man, och, hvad ej var så alldeles vanligt bland scenens folk på den tiden, en exemplarisk make och familjefader; men han var därjemte en den allra värsta bråkmakare i sitt förhållande till förmän, kamrater, ja hela den öfriga mänskligheten med undantag af två, summa två personer: kungen och hans hustru.? De tre fall som avhandlas i dessa protokoll rör i tur och ordning: En fänrik, som De Broen överfallit då han fått för sig att denne talat illa om kungen. En källarmästare Simson, som De Broen gett ?et slag för örat, at näsa och mund sprungit i blod samt hatt och peruque fallit af? efter en hetsig ordväxling kring frågan huruvida kungen kunde befalla en hovtrumpetare att blåsa utom tjänsten. Och slutligen en kryddkrämare Lavin, som hamnat i bråk med De Broen på grund av ett missförstånd. De Broen dömdes till 28 dagars fängelse på vatten och bröd. Han ansökte om nåd hos kungen och blev ?från alt straf och widare answar, af kongl. mildhet och nåd, i detta mål befriad, än den honom i och för det samma redan öfwergångne arrest.? Så behövde inte teatern klara sig utan sin främste skådespelare. Vid De Broens återkomst till teatern, skriver Personne, applåderade kungen ? och därmed även resten av publiken ? enbart åt honom.

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        The fortunate escape of Capt. Cook from the furious natives...

      London: circa, 1790. Engraving, handcoloured, page size approx 160 x 240 mm; tear across the bottom of the plate has been expertly repaired. View from Cook's Second Voyage to the Pacific 1772-1775, showing Cook leaving Erramanga, one of the New Hebrides in 1774 by row boat with hostile natives ashore.Published in Bankes's New System of Geography (1787-1790). Tear across the bottom of the plate has been expertly repaired.

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        LETTRE DE M. LE GÉNÉRAL A M. CHACHEREAU, AVOCAT AU CONSEIL-SUPÉRIEUR DE SAINT-SOMINGUE, ET RÉPONSE DE M. CHACHEREAU [caption title]

      Port-au-Prince: de l'Imprimerie de Mozard, 1790. 8pp. Single sheet, untrimmed and unopened. Fine. Letter from the Governor General of St. Domingue, Louis- Antoine Thomassin de Peinier, to the lawyer Chachereau, concerning the Association de Jeunes Citoyens (Association of Young Citizens) in Port-au-Prince. The Governor General expresses here his concern about the trouble the group seems to have created; Chachereau's response is also printed. In 1790 the colony of St. Domingue was a tinderbox waiting to catch the fire of revolution and independence, and Peinier certainly had his hands full. Rare, with copies located only at the British Library and Bibliothèque Nationale.

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        Tableau Encyclopédique et Méthodique des Trois Règnes de la Nature. Ornithologie.

      1790. PANCKOUCKE.. 1790. In-4.Carré. Cartonné. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Coiffe en pied abîmée. Intérieur acceptable. 80 pages + 100 planches (52 planches pour l'ornithologie, et 48 planches de quadrupèdes) de gravures en noir et blanc. Texte sur 2 colonnes. Papier à la forme. Couverture muette. Dos consolidé avec du papier kraft. Ex-Libris de la Bibliothèque de Pierre Larrouy. Dédié et présenté à M. Necker.

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        Voyage de M. Le Vaillant dans l'Intérieur de l'Afrique par le Cap de Bonne-Espérance.- Second Voyage dans l'Intérieur de l'Afrique.

      Leroy. Libraires Associés, Paris. Amsterdam 1790 - - Voyage de M. LE VAILLANT dans l'intérieur de l'Afrique par le Cap de Bonne-Espérance, dans les années 1780, 81, 82, 83, 84 et 85.Paris, Leroy, 1790.2 volumes in-8 ( 210x130 mm ) dans une reliure de l'époque pleine basane marbrée, dos lisse orné de fers et filets dorés, titre doré sur pièce de maroquin havane, tomaison dorée sur pièce de maroquin ébène, tranches couleur brique.Bel édition originale française parue au format in-8 la même année que celle au format in-4.Complet des 12 planches dont certaines dépliantes. - Tome I. XXIV, 384 pages.Préface. Voyage au Cap de Bonne-Espérence. Départ pour la Baie de Saldanha. Retour au Cap. A l'Est du Cap par la terre de Natal et celle de la Cafrerie. 6 planches hors-texte dont 2 dépliantes.- Tome II. 399 pages.Voyage dans l'intérieur de l'Afrique. Tableau des traductions des mots François en Hollandois et en Hottentots.6 planches hors-texte.- Second voyage dans l'intérieur de l'Afrique par le Cap de Bonne-Espérance dans les années 1783, 84 et 85.A Amsterdam chez les Libraires Associés, 1797.3 volumes in-8 dans une reliure identique au premier voyage.- Tome I. XXXII, 191 pages.Voyage dans le pays des Petits et Grands Namaquois.5 planches dont 3 dépliantes.- Tome II. 264 pages.Suite du voyage dans le pays des Petits et Grands Namaquois.8 planches hors-texte dont 2 dépliante.- Tome III. 327 pages.Suite du voyage dans le pays des Petits et Grands Namaquois.9 planches hors-texte ( La planche du "Singe noir" page 194, a été malencontreusement remplacée par le relieur par celle du "Loup tachété" ). Voyage Anciens.

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        Voyage dans l'intérieur de l'Afrique par le Cap de Bonne Espérance dans les Années 1780, 81, 82, 83, 84 & 85

      Chez Leroy, 1790. 2 voll. in-8° (195x130mm), pp. XXIV, 383; (2), 403; legatura coeva p. pelle marrone con piatti riquadrati da doppio filetto in oro. Dorsi lisci con filetti in oro e doppio tassello con titolo e segnatura di volume in oro. Sguardie marmorizzate policrome. Marche tipografiche ai frontespizi. Testatine xilografiche figurate. Complessive 12 tavv. incise su rame f.t. (tra cui l'antiporta del primo vol.) raffiguranti, fra l'altro, la vista dalle montagne del Capo di Buona Speranza (la veduta è ripiegata), l'accampamento di Pampoen-Kraal (anche tale veduta è ripiegata), degli Ottentotti (la settima tavola, che raffigura una donna ottentotta, fu soppressa nelle successive edizioni), delle giraffe. Piccoli restauri alle legature. Fioriture e arrossature normali. Piccolo restauro a uno strappo (senza perdita di testo) alle pp. 211-212 del primo vol. Bell'esemplare. Edizione originale (esiste un'edizione perfettamente contemporanea in-4°, giudicata però meno pregevole sotto il prospetto tipografico) del resoconto del primo viaggio nell'interno dell'Africa del Le Vaillant, durato dal 1780 al 1783. Il Le Vaillant (Paramaribo, 1753-Sézanne, 1824) fu celebre viaggiatore ed ornitologo, cresciuto nella Guiana Olandese, dove suo padre svolgeva la funzione di console di Francia. All'età di 28 anni intraprese il viaggio qui descritto, su finanziamento di Jakob Temminck, che ebbe grande importanza nella storia delle esplorazioni in quanto Le Vaillant fu uno dei primi europei a penetrare nell'interno del Sud Africa. La sua fama è legata, oltre che a quest'opera, ai 6 volumi della Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux d'Afrique. L'opera serba grande interesse, oltre che geografico, dal punto di vista etnografico e, per i numerosi racconti venatori, è tradizionalmente collocata anche fra i libri di caccia. Gay, 3118. Mendelssohn, South African Bibliography, I, 889 e sgg. Rookmaker, pp. 177-271. Czech, An annotated bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books, p. 95. Hosken, p. 123. Brunet, III, 1034. Chadenat, 1660. Cox, p. 389. Nissen, ZBI, 2480. Cioranescu, 40058. Francese

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        The Ship-Owner's Manual . . . Containing a General System of the Maritime Laws . . . with New adjudged Cases . . . Also, The Navigation Act, Register Act, Manifest Act, Ship-owner's Act, Whale Fisher Act, Smuggling Acts [etc.]. Sixth Edition

      A rare, provincially printed work (not to be confused with the London printed "Shipmaster's Assistant"), treating of demurrage, insurance, and salvage; with a second part seemingly not in the only earlier edition in ESTC, located in one copy only. Modern 1/4 calf, definite browning, one leaf lacking in the second part, else sound, one copy in ESTC, 215+104 pages; the Taussig copy. Printed by D. Akenhead, on the Sandhill, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1790.

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        Narrations d'Omaï, insulaire de la mer du sud, ami et compagnon de voyage du Capitaine Cook. Ouvrage traduit de l'O-taïtien, par M. K***, & publié par le Capitaine L.A.B.

      Rouen: Chez de Boucher, 1790. Four volumes, octavo, portrait frontispiece to volume one ("Omaï amené en Angletere par le Capitaine Furneaux"), wood-engraved headpieces; some early jottings on verso of frontispiece and final leaf of volume one, a handsome set in early quarter calf, spines gilt. First edition of this romantic fantasy about Omai, the Tahitian islander brought back to England by Cook. This is, with Elliott's Hildebrand Bowman, one of the two key imaginary voyages which relate specifically to Cook's voyages.Canon Baston (1741-1825) was a native of Rouen who published many works on rather arcane questions of theology, making it all the more surprising that he should be the author of this extraordinary work: an imaginary autobiography of Omai concentrating on the Tahitian's visit to Europe.Omai's visit to Europe was indeed newsworthy: despite Cook's initial objections, Omai was taken on board the Adventure, which returned to Portsmouth in July 1774. Given into the custody of Banks and Solander, Omai was fêted by the English public and widely seen as the embodiment of Rousseauist ideals of the noble savage. The public's fascination was reflected by the huge success of the long-running pantomime Omai: or a Trip Round the World, staged by Loutherbourg and Shield.Baston's long novel purports to be the autobiography of Omai translated from the Tahitian (it includes a four-page glossary of difficult Tahitian terms). Seen by Tarlton and McCormick as Omai's 'supreme literary tribute', the fantasy borrows heavily from the utopian imaginary voyage tradition by depicting Omai as the 'saviour of his people, a leader who on returning from England purges his society of all its evils while he introduces only the benefits of European civilisation' (Auckland City Art Gallery, The Two Worlds of Omai, 1977, p. 14).Unlike his compatriot Diderot, whose writings on Autorou - the Tahitian who returned with Bougainville to France - are marked by bitter regret at the European influence on the Pacific, Baston depicts an idyllic synthesis of Tahitian innate nobility being enhanced and purified by contact with Europe. Tragically, of course, it was Diderot's cynicism which provided a far more accurate appraisal of the coming destruction of Polynesian society, a fact which increases the historical fascination of Baston's portrait of bucolic harmony.

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        THE LIFE AND PERAMBULATION OF A MOUSE. In Two Volumes. (Price Sixpence in Gilt Paper.)

      Vol' I: 91[92] pages. Vol' II: 84, [6 ad's], pages. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece and cuts throughout the text in each volume. Original Dutch flower paper-covered boards. Spines expertly restored; possibly lacking front endpapers; else a very good set contained in a modern cloth box. The first edition of volume I, published as being complete in itself, was first issued in 1783.

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        England and Wales, drawn from the most accurate surveys containing all the cities, boroughs, market towns & villages

      1790. Dettagliata mappa murale di Inghilterra e Galles, con l'indicazione precisa di strade, città, distanze, centri urbani ecc, incisa da John Rocque - prolifico cartografo inglese del XVIII sec. Questa mappa è pubblicata nell'atlante curato da Thomas Kitchin A General Atlas Describing the Whole Universe, pubblicato a Lodra da Robert Sayer nel 1790. Incisione su rame, impressa su quattro fogli grandi uniti insieme, coloritura coeva dei confini. In ottimo stato di conservazione. A very detailed map of England and Wales showing roads by type, cities, distances, market towns, latitude and longitude of important places, villages with and without stages, distances from London, and more. John Rocque was a prolific map maker in London during the 18th century. This map as well as his two sheet map of Ireland appeared in Thomas Kitchin's A General Atlas Describing the Whole Universe of 1790. Shows forested areas, classified roads with distances, etc. Relief shown pictorially. Includes inset map of the Isles of Scilly and drawings of ships. Engraved map printed on 4 sheets comprising. Counties in outline color. In very good contion. Londra London 1100 800

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        Sammlung merkwürdiger Reisen in das Innre von Africa. Erster Theil

      Leipzig, Göschen 1790 - 19,5 x 12,5 cm, XVI, 392 S., läd. zeitgen. Ppeband, Rücken teilweise erhalten, Vorsatz mit etl. Einträgen.

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        OEUVRES. Nouvelle édition, augmentée de plusieurs pièces relatives à l'Auteur, mise pour la première fois par ordre des matières, et plus correcte que toutes les précédentes.

      chez F. Bastien et J. Servière, 1790. In-16 gr. (mm. 195x120), 8 voll., p. pelle coeva, ricca decoraz. e tit. oro su due tasselli al dorso (due cuffie restur.), con un ritratto dell'A. inc. in rame al I vol. L'opera è così composta: - Vol. I. "Différens éloges ou pièces relatives à Fontenelle, tant en vers qu'en prose - Les Dialogues des morts", pp. X,477. - Vol. II. "Entretiens sur la pluralité des mondes et lettre écrite sur sujet de cet ouvrage - Théorie des tourbillons cartésien - Histoire des oracles", pp. 463, con 1 bella tav. inc. in rame f.t., più volte ripieg., che raffig. la terra e i pianeti del nostro sistema solare. - Vol. III. "L'Histoire du théatre françois. Vie de Corneille. Sur la poésie en général. Tragédies (6): Psyché, Bellerophon, Thetis et Pelée, Enée et Lavinie, Brutus, Idalie", pp. 593 - Vol. IV. "Préface générale des (8) comédies contenues dans ce volume: Magate, Le Tyran, Abdolonyme, Le Testament, Henriette, Lysianasse, La Comète, Pygmalion", pp. (6),472 - Vol. V. "Eglogues. Poésies pastorales. Lettres. Poésies diverses. Discours. Fragmens, etc.", pp. (4),456 - Vol. VI. "Préface de l'histoire de l'Académie des Sciences, depuis 1666 jusqu'en 1699. Discours prononcés par Fontenelle à l'Académie.. - (32) Eloges (de Viviani, Tuillier, Bernoully, Duhamel, Vauban, Lemery, Mallebranche, Leibnitz, etc.)", pp. VII,515 - Vol. VII. "(40) Eloges (de la Hire, la Faye, d'Argenson, Newton, Saurin, Boerhaave, du Fay, Perrault, etc.)", pp. 550 - Vol. VIII. "Histoire du Romieu de Provence. Doutes sur le système physique des causes occasionnelles. Lettres galantes et particulières", pp. 449. Cfr. Brunet,II,1332: "Bonne édition". Nel ns. esempl. 4 voll. con lievi uniformi arross. o qualche fiorit. interc. nel t., i restanti ben conservati. "Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle (1657-1757), nipote di Corneille di cui scrisse la vita (1742), è autore di pastorali e liriche varie, tragedie e melodrammi. Nella sua lunghissima vita riuscì ottimo prosatore in opere cui oggi rimane affidata la sua fama, quali i "Dialogues des morts" e gli "Entretiens sur la pluralité des mondes", l'opera sua più celebre in cui finge di spiegare a una dama, per i viali d'un parco, sotto il cielo stellato, le nuove scoperte astronomiche. Il Fontenelle trattò questioni letterarie, morali, storiche e scientifiche". Così Diz. Treccani,IV, p. 858.

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        TRAVELS TO DISCOVER THE SOURCE OF THE NILE, in the Years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, and 1773 In Six Volumes

      Dublin: Printed by William Sleater for P. Wogan, L. White, P. Byrne, W. Porter, W. Sleater, J. Jones, J. Moore, B. Dornin, C. Lewis, W. Jones, G. Draper, J. Milliken and R. White., 1790. Six volume set. The set is complete with a total of 56 plates and maps, some of which are folding. All volumes newly rebound by Scott Kellar in matching tan canapetta cloth with gold-embossed French-split goatskin labels. A few interior pages with small archival repairs to tears in the margin, and minor scattered foxing. Vol. I: lxxx, 381 pages of text; six plates. Vol. II: [viii], 592 pages; three plates including one fold-out. Vol. III: [vi], 687 pages; three plates including one fold-out map. Vol. IV: [viii], [777] pages (misnumbered 775) followed by three sheets, printed on one side only, offering a "First Battle Observation" followed by a "Second" and a "Third." Illustrated with four plates including three fold-out battle plans/maps. The title page and index are included again (repeated), interspersed among the final leaves of text, and bound out of sequence. Vol. V: [viii], 496 pages. Vol. VI: Titled "Select Specimens of Natural History. Collected in Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile, in Egypt, Arabia, Abyssinia, and Nubia. xxiv, 286 pages, followed by [xvi] of index. Forty-three plates plus three large fold-out maps. An attractive copy of the first Dublin edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        Amusette des grasses et des maigres contenant douze douzaines de calembourgs avec les fariboles de Mr. Plaisantin, les subtilités de la comtesse Tation et les remarques de l'abbé Vue rédigée par une société de cailletes. Au Cap de Bonne-Espérance, et se trouve à Paris, chez la libraire qui donne trois livres pour quarante cinq sols.

      [Paris, Mme Lesclapart], (v.1790), in 12, de joli front. et titre gravés, 122pp., 1f. de cat. Lesclapart, demi-basane verte XIXe, dos à filets dorés, bon exemplaire. Certainement la dernière production du Marquis de Bièvre, elle est très rare. Parue sans date chez la Vve Lesclapart entre 1790 et 1792. Le Marquis étant mort à 42 ans de la petite vérole, lors de son exil en Bavière en octobre 1789. Ce mousquetaire protégé de Louis XV, se tailla une réputation d'homme de lettres frivole, et fut longtemps la coqueluche des salons avant la Révolution. Ses calembours lui valent d'être fait Marquis par Louis XV. Selon son biographe ce texte rare aurait paru en 1788 "Enfin, vers 1788, parait un petit livre où l'on trouve un grand nombre des jeux de mots attribués au marquis de Bièvre; son auteur anonyme l'intitulait : Amusette des grasses et des maigres, contenant douze douzaines de calembours, avec les fariboles de M. Plaisantin, les subtilités de la comtesse Tation et les remarques de l'abbé Vue, rédigée par une société de caillettes. Cet ouvrage fut plus tard, pour l'auteur du Biévriana, une source précieuse." cf. Mareschal de Bièvre le Marquis de Bièvre p. 317. ¶ Pas dans Quérard Fr. litt. I. p.328 (qui dit que l'auteur est mort en 1792) - Gay. amour femmes I. 198 (daté "vers 1788") - cat. Leber n°2551 - Vente Méon n°2547 - Pas dans Barbier - cat. CCFR 1 seul exemplaire (BNF, daté "entre 1790 et 1792") - cat. KVK 1 seul exemplaire (Berne Suisse).

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        Governo della Toscana sotto il regno di sua Maestà il Re Leopoldo II

      Firenze, per Gaetano Cambiagi Stampatore Reale, 1790 - In 4°, solida mz. perg. coeva con punte, dorso con nervi, pp.(4nn)-76- cc.(60) di dimostrazioni con 4 grandi prospetti ripiegati f.t. Interessante racconto di tutta l'amministrazione della finanza, della giustizia civile e criminale, del commercio, delle arti e del bene pubblico dal 1765 al dicembre 1789. Azienda del sale, gabelle dei contratti, azienda del tabacco, azienda delle carte da gioco, azienda della carta bollata, della Real Magona, azienda dei lotti, Uffizio delle Poste, Sigillo delle carni, Tassa di macine, Accademia di belle arti. Qualche lavoretto di tarlo al dorso peraltro splendido fresco es. impresso su carta azzurra.

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        Les aventures de Télémaque

      - De l'imprimerie de Didot Jeune, A Paris 1790, Grd. in 8 (15,5x24,5cm), 2 tomes en 2 vollumes reliés. - Prima edizione illustrated edition Leganti pieno vitello marrone satinato ca 1830 Restauro firmato Shoemaker figlio. Torna con nervi decorate con 4 grandi catene del freddo, ruote testa e la coda, e fili neri e oro. Parti di titolo e il numero del volume marocco beige. Piatti molto decorato con un medaglione centrale freddo, grandi ferri Tracery sotto pennacchi e le grandi ruote di inquadratura. Fette Cailloutées. Cappette di frizione, cordoli e angoli. 2 fori nella mascella superiore alla coda del Volume 1. Nonostante difetti minimi, copia molto bene in un raccoglitore di catering per Thouvenin, ampi margini e perfettamente fresco. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition illustrée en premier tirage de 24 figures de Marillier et gravées par de Guendt, Duprée, imprimé sur velin superfin de Hollande, en Saint-Augustin rond et gras. Reliures en plein veau glacé havane ca 1830 signées Bottier fils. Dos à nerfs orné de 4 grands fers à froid , de roulettes en tête et queue et de filets noirs et dorés. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin beige. Plats très décoré d'un médaillon central à froid, de grands fers à entrelacs dans les écoinçons et de larges roulettes d'encadrement. Tranches cailloutées. Frottements en coiffes, bordures et coins. 2 trous de vers au mors supérieur en queue du tome 1. Les figures se trouvent sous serpentes. Mouchetures brunes sur le plat supérieur du tome 2. Malgré de minimes défauts, très bel exemplaire dans une reliure Restauration à la Thouvenin, grand de marges et parfaitement frais. Intéressante préface de Didot qui précise son entreprise et qui distingue bien le projet de cette édition de celle qu'il réalisa 5 ans plus tôt au format in-folio, sur l'imprimerie de Monsieur. Les figures sont annoncées dans la préface de Cochin et de Moreau Le jeune, Didot précisant que celles de Cochin avaient été faites pour une autre édition. On trouve habituellement seule la première livraison de ces gravures, soit un frontispice et 6 figures, mais elles ne se trouvent pas dans cet exemplaire qui a été truffé d'une suite de Marillier légèrement plus tardive, mais en premier tirage. Cohen ajoute par ailleurs qu'on joint souvent à cette édition la suite de Marillier ou celle de Moreau. Très belle publication des presses de Didot, du plus immortel livre pédagogique qui fut écrit, dans lequel l'on suit les pérégrinations de Télémaque et de Mentor ; les aventures étant prétexte à un traité moral et politique ; celui-ci fut perçu à l'époque comme une critique du règne de Louis XIV, et Fénelon tomba en disgrâce, tout en gagnant la gloire avec cette oeuvre.  

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