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        Histoire des naufrages. Ou recueil des relations les plus intéressantes des naufrages, hivernemens, délaissemens, incendies, famines, et autres évenemens funestes sur mer, qui ont été publiées depuis le XVe siècle jusqu'à présent. Par M. D...., avocat

      Paris, Maradan, Letellier, 1790, 1790 3 volumes in-8, XVI-368, 407-(3), 454-(6) pp., 6 figures H.T. Reliure plein veau époque, dos à nerfs orné, pièces de titre et de tomaison.(quelques brunissures mais bon exemplaire). Seconde édition, originale de 1789, de cette relation de 39 naufrages dramatiques, illustrée de 6 figures H.T. gravées d'après Marillier. Cohen 489. Polak 2521. L'ouvrage a été publié dans le supplément aux Voyages extraordinaires en 39 volumes.

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        Silhouette in grey watercolour and black ink, signed to lower right "Wellings fecit". Above titled "Lady Egremont et sa fille". "

      No place, presumably London, around 1790. - circa 13 x 17,5 cm. in nice old frame under glass William Wellings (ca. 1730-1796) was an eminent English silhouettist particularly popular with the nobility. The present work was included in an album amicorum for Johann Georg von Einsiedel auf Reibersdorf (1730-1811) that was sold at auction in 1910 by Karl Ernst Henrici (catalogue II, nr. 409 with our leaf illustrated on plate 1 and highlighted as one of the most important works of art in the description). Unfortunately this album was apparently later cut and the plates were framed separately. - Alicia Maria Carpenter, Countess of Egremont (1729-1794), who is shown here seated at a table while her daughter gives her a sheet of paper with a landscape, married in 1767 the ambassador of Saxony to London Moritz Hans Graf Bruehl (1736-1809) who distinguished himself also as an astronomer. Bruehl followed the owner of the album Einsiedel in his position at the court in 1764 and may have given him the silhouette a few decades later as a souvenir of their time in London. - Just slightly rubbed, otherwise fine and in a very elegant old frame.

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        An Excursion To Brighthelmstone, Made In The Year 1789; Embellished with Eight Engravings in Aqua Tinta, from Views taken on the Road, to, and at that Place

      London: G.G.J. And J. Robinson, 1790. First edition. Hardcover. Three quarter brown morocco and brick cloth lettered in gilt. Aeg. Very good. 12 text pages. Oblong folio, 29 x 37 cm. Eight fine sepia aquatint plates drawn by Rowlandson and tinted by Henry Alken. A scarce Rowlandson desideratum, especially in the first state with title page and plates dated 1790, and the guard-sheets are Whatman, dated 1801. Plates of Sutton, Reigate, Crawley, Cuckfield, The Steine, Bathing Machines, Saloon at the Marine Pavilion and Race Grounds. ABBEY LIFE 53. Clean, fresh copy, slight center crease to text and plates, raised bands, center panels with gilt floret, armorial bookplate of J. Barton Townsend. Laid-in a Rowlandson etching, 15 x 22 cm. -- young man under a tree playing a flute to lass with dog at her feet, signed by Rowlandson, dated 1784.

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        Voyage aux sources du Nil, en Nubie et en Abyssinie, pendant les années 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771 et 1772.

      Paris, Hôtel de Thou, 1790-1792. Six volumes in-4 ( 205 x 268 mm)de |2] VIII -LXXXIII -620 pp., [2] 784 pp., [2] 858 pp., [2] 752 pp., [2] 328 pp. [1] CLXIII pp. et un Atlas complet des 88 planches : 4 grandes cartes dépliantes, 19 planches dépliantes, 7 planches de texte éthiopien et 58 à pleine page. Les illustrations représentent diverses espèces de plantes (cyperus papyrus, mimosa, fleurs de cusso...), d'animaux (rhinoceros, hyène, tortue, serpent, girafe ...), des scènes de la vie du village et indigènes (Hottentots). Intérieur frais malgré une petite et pâle mouillure marginale aux premiers feuillets du tome I et aux premières planches de l'atlas, sans atteinte à la gravure, quelques feuillets brunis au tome IV. Plein veau marbré havane, dos lisse orné de caissons dorés et fers à la cornemuse, pièce de titre et tomaison de maroquin rouge, double filet doré d'encadrement sur les plats. Restaurations anciennes (4 coiffes, 3 mors, qq. coins), usure à la coiffe inf. de l'Atlas. Reliure de l'epoque. Edition originale française, traduite par Castera. Célèbre voyageur écossais, James Bruce (1730-1794) reprend la tentative infructueuse de Le Noir du Roule (1704-1705) d'établir des relations avec l'Abyssinie (Éthiopie) par l'exploration du Haut-Nil et du Sennaar. Cest près de Kartoum quil repéra les sources du Nil bleu. James Bruce peut être considéré comme lun des tout premiers explorateurs scientifiques, cest en effet avec une grande rigueur quil amassa des connaissances précises sur la géographie, la faune et la flore, la météorologie... En outre, Le Voyage aux sources du Nil est certainement lune des meilleures narrations de voyages sur lAfrique. Les trois premiers volumes sont consacrés aux murs, au commerce, aux institutions ; le cinquième et dernier volume traite dhistoire naturelle. Bel exemplaire, grand de marge et agréablement relié. Chadenat -1062, Brunet I -1283.

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        Reflections on the Revolution in France,

      London: printed for J. Dodsley,, 1790. 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. Octavo. Contemporary diced red morocco, boards with elaborate decorative gilt roll border, flat spine ruled and decorated gilt in compartments, direct lettered gilt, gilt roll decoration to board edges and inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Housed in a red flat-back box made by the Chelsea Bindery. Ownership inscription to title page, and later gift inscription to the front free endpaper, dated 1854. Spine slightly sunned, gilt to spine a little dull, joints and corners very lightly rubbed, bookplate removed from the front pastedown, very occasional light spotting; a lovely copy. First edition, first impression, a splendid copy of Burke's brilliant and staggeringly popular polemic, in exceptionally fresh contemporary condition, in a superb contemporary binding, probably for presentation. Burke's Reflections was first published on 1 November 1790 in a print run of 4000 copies, but had already run into its fifth edition before the end of the year. Countering the champions of the new freedom, Burke asserted "that any revolution that did not bring real liberty, which comes from the administration of justice under a settled constitution without bias from the mob, was no liberty ? In the eternal debate between the ideal and the practical, the latter never had a more powerful or moving advocate, nor one whose ideals were higher" (Printing and the Mind of Man). His work prompted Thomas Paine to respond with the equally famous Rights of Man.

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        X Andalousie':.

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Marco di Pietro à Rome, um 1790, 11 x 6,7 Bibliographisch nicht nachweisbar! - Für den Verleger siehe: Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. Q - Z, S. 431. - Zeigt Andalusien. - Über der Karte Titel. - Extrem seltene Spielkarte eines französischen Geographie Kartenspiels, welches in Rom bei Marco di Pietro verlegt wurde! Bibliographic unverifiable! - See for the publisher: Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. Q - Z, page 431. - The map shows Andalusia - About the map title. - Extremely rare french playing card from a geographical card game that was published in Rome!

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        Bell's Common Place Book, Form'd Generally Upon the Principles Recommended and Practised by Mr. Locke

      London: J. Bell, 1790. First Edition. Full Green Vellum. Near Fine. A beautiful green vellum binding with the original metal clasps and marbled fore-edge. Such a mostly unused eighteenth notebook, one sold commercially by a stationer, is quite an unusual survivor, we believe. 4to. 25 by 20 cm. Unpaginated, seven pages of text, two page alphabet indexing key meant to be filled out and/or used by the book owner, followed by several hundred blank pages, excepting a ruled vertical line meant to demarcate the margin. The indexing method was one first propounded by John Locke and was in common use for at least a century afterward. About fifteen of the first "blank leaves" have been torn out by a prior owner -- these were the only sheets that were used. While this can be seen easily when opening the book to the first blank sheet, the loss is otherwise undiscernible, and we would regard it as a trivial defect consequently. Oval surface loss, aobut dime-sized, to vellum on rear board, now colored and relatively inconspicuous. Typical warping of the vellum, in part shaped by the pressure from the closed clasps. small corner chip to the spine label.

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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

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

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        Part of the Crew of his Majesty's Ship Guardian Endeavouring to Escape in the Boats

      London: J. & J. Boydell, 1790. First printing. Very good condition. When the colony of New South Wales was established in 1788, it was expected that supplies from England would arrive at regular intervals. However, one of the first two supply ships never arrived, when disaster overtook H.M.S. Guardian, commanded by Lieut. Edward Riou. The Guardian, laden with two years' provisions for the new colony, left London in July 1789, but was wrecked on an iceberg twelve days out of Cape Town. Three accounts of the disaster were published immediately in 1790, as well as this magnificent aquatint by Robert Dodd (1748-1816), a well-known marine painter of the period. The double-column caption gives a description of the disaster in the form of the text of a letter from Riou to the Admiralty. (Nan Kivell & Spence, p. 265, illus. p. 293). Published July 1st, 1790. Hand colored mezzotint printed on laid, Watman watermarked paper, 23 1/2 x 16 1/4". London, July 1st, 1790 by J. & J. Boydell. NLA copy PIC Drawer 6790 #S3799.

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        Carte Generale De L' Empire D' Allemagne; par Mr. Chauchard, Captaine d ' Infanterie et Ingenieur Militaire de Monseigneur Comte D' Artois

      Sr. Dezauche Geographe, Paris 1790 - very large linen backed folding map. Folded size in heavily worn slipcase ca. 6" x 3" x 8.25" (15cm x 7.5cm x 22cm), the map set has one general map of northern Germany ca. 24.75"x 29.5" unfolded in very good condition and 9 separate folded maps at finer scale covering the same area as the general map. Each of the 9 sections measures ca. 24.75" x 28.75" (63cm x 73cm) for a total size ca. 74" x 86" including edges. Each section has a paper legend pasted to the back indication which section it is and there are tabs on each section to aid identification and possibly to aid pulling the section from the slip case, and these are worn to varying degrees . The maps are light to moderately soiled from age and exposure, but generally very good. The slipcase is heavily worn with either the top or bottom end missing. It appears to date from around the time the map was made. There is no date noted on the maps, but it is ca. 1790. The images show the general map and the first 3 of 9 of the large map.

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        Gesamtansicht ('Londen, die vornehmste u. Residenz Stadt der Könige in Engelland.').

      - Kupferstich aus Sächsischer Postillion, um 1790, 19 x 29,5 Sehr selten (rare!) - Zeigt eine Gesamtansicht über die Themse. - Über der Ansicht Erklärungen von 1 - 52 und Porträt von Conradus III.

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        Methodi Linnaeanae Botanicae delineatio, exhibens Characteres Essentiales Generum necnon Specierum, quae in Demonstrationibus Elementaribus Botanicis describuntur, seu Plantarum in Europa vulgarium. Opus Herbationibus accommodatum

      Typis Jo. Mar. Bruyset (1790), Lugduni - In-8° (218x139mm), pp.XXIV, 482, legatura ottocentesca m. tela con ttolo e decori a catenella in oro al dorso. Piatti in cartone marmorizzato con decoro a fogliame in rosso e in verde. 3 tavv. incise su rame f.t. in fine, di cui 2 ripiegate. In barbe, con qualche ingiallitura e fioritura. La numerazione delle tav. è IX-XI, ma le schede degli esemplari commercializzati in precedenza o censiti in biblioteche pubbliche discorrono appunto di sole 3 tavole, dato che conferma la completezza dell'esemplare. Edizione originale di questo studio di fitoclassificazione secondo l'ordinamento linneiano. Il Gilibert (Lione, 1741-ivi, 1814), medico e naturalista, fu professore di scienze naturali in diverse università polacche (su consiglio e segnalazione di Haller) e poi alla Scuola Centrale del Dipartimento del Rodano, Presidente della Società di Agricoltura lionese, Segretario perpetuo della Società di Medicina, membro di numerose società mediche ed agricole, tra cui l'Athénée della sua città natale, nella quale ricoprì anche la carica di sindaco. Presidente della Commissione Dipartimentale durante l'assedio di Lione, nel corso di esso fu dapprima incarcerato (lui, girondino, era ovviamente osteggiato dai montagnardi) e poi liberato nel maggio 1793, divenendo Presidente della Commissione di Salute Pubblica e animando strenuamente la resistenza lionese a Robespierre e alle armate montagnarde. Obbligato alla fuga e all'esilio errabondo, condusse una serie di inenarrabili peregrinazioni che solo dopo 18 mesi lo resero al luogo natio. I suoi scritti a stampa spaziano dalla medicina (in cui incessantemente sostenne la bontà e superiorità dei rimedi naturali) alla zoologia alla botanica (in quest'àmbito lasciò tra l'altro una sistematica classificazione della flora della Lituania). Soulsby, 735. Hancock Natural History Collection, G-8. Manca al Nissen e al Pritzel. Cfr. E. Sainte-Marie, Éloge historique de M. J. E. Gilibert, Lione, 1814. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Liberte de la Presse.

      Ca 1790, Paris: - A four page pamphlet which was possibly included in the French Revolutionary journal "Le Patriote françois", which was published in Paris by Buisson from 1789-1793. Beginning with the "Avis de l'Auteur du Patriote Francois", concerning a proposed libel law, it appears to reference the American Declaration of Independence; "'Le peuple a droit a la liberte de parler, d'ecrire et de publier ses sentimens. La liberte de la presse ne peut donc recevoir d'entraves.' Declaration des droits de la Pensylvanie." It translates approximately as "The people have the right to the freedom to speak, write and publish their sentiments. Freedom of the press can not therefore be subject to any barriers." The last notation references the Declaration of Independence "de Pensylvanie". The French Declaration of the rights of man and the citizen (1789) was inspired by the American Declaration of Independence of 1776 and it remains one of France's founding texts. The piece continues with a response letter by M. Lanthenas, a French revolutionary, and the chief translator of Thomas Paine into French. It is sprinkled with the buzz words of the day "Droit; Responsbilite; Nation; Tyrannie; Une Nation Libre; Justice; Verite. Paine spent much of the 1790s in France. Lanthenas' letter concerns the freedom of the press written in the early stages of the French Revolution, and is dated March 24, 1790. At this point, the storming of the Bastille had taken place the preceding summer, the National Assembly had been formed only 9 months earlier, it had published the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizens only 6 months earlier, Louis XVI and his family had been forced to return to Paris from Versailles only five months earlier, and all religious orders had been dissolved only one month earlier! He believed in rejecting the laws of the Ancien Regime in favor of new guidelines which would allow for unlimited freedom of communication of ideas: "La liberte de la presse la plus illimitee est donc de droit divin, pour une nation et pour tous les individus. elle doit donc former la base de toute constitution libre." (The most unlimited freedom of the press is thus a divine right, for a nation and its people. (this freedom) must form the foundation for any free constitution". Disbound, small pen line at upper right corner front page, o/w very good condition. 8vo, 4pp, in French, text in 2 columns, with footnotes, which reference Lanthenas earlier work "Inconveniens du Droit d'Ainesse, etc"; "Tracts concerning the Ancient and only true legal means of National Defense by a Free Militia by Granville Sharp" and describes how to subscribe to the "Journal du Patriote Francois". See FRBNF32834106 for "Le Patriote françois [Texte imprimé] : journal libre, impartial et national / par une société de citoyens, & dirigé par J. P. Brissot de Warville". This pamphlet does not appear recorded on the French National Library site by Warville. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Document signed ("Bon / Louis"). Paris, 1. I. 1790.

      1790. Folio. ¾ p. Ordering the Administrator of the Royal Treasury Joseph Durney to pay 10,000 Livres to the two First Ladies in Waiting of Madame Elizabeth "to indemnify them for the return of the unused candles to which they have right" (transl.). Also with the King's secretarial signature ("Louis") to the right of his authentic signature. - Remnants of prior mounting along right edge verso, few short closed seprations at folds.

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        Briefe über die Schweiz. 4 Bände. Mit 4 gestoch. Titeln mit Vignetten, 11 gestoch. Ansichten im Text und 2 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. Hübsche Halblederbde d. Z. (Band 1 etwas berieben) mit 2 farb. Rückenschildern (eins mit Fehlstelle).

      Berlin, Spener, 1788-1790. - Komplettes Exemplar der illustrierten und vermehrten zweiten Ausgabe. Der Göttinger Philosoph und Historiker Meiners (1747-1810) hatte die ersten beiden Bände nach den neuen Erfahrungen einer zweiten Reise überarbeitet und verbessert, ehe er die beiden anfangs nicht geplanten Bände 3 und 4 mit dieser Ausgabe folgen ließ. Der Bericht seiner ersten Reise durch die Schweiz war zuerst 1784-85 erschienen, jedoch noch ohne die hier enthaltenen Vignetten. Mit einem interessanten Vorbericht zur 2. Auflage, in dem Meiners anschaulich Kritik und Zustimmung seiner Leser wiedergibt und dazu Stellung nimmt. Die Kupfer von Schumann, Capieux und Veith sind zum Teil nach Aberli gestochen. Sie zeigen u. a. Ansichten vom Hasli-Tal, Gletscher bei Chamonix, das Beinhaus bei Murten, die Teufelsbrücke auf dem Gotthard, Wasserfälle, den Grindelwald-Gletscher, Genfer und Bieler See, Nidau und Tells-Kapelle am Vierwaldstätter See. "Vortreffliche Arbeit des einsichtsvollen und sorgfältig prüfenden Herrn Professor Meiners zu Göttingen . Sie ist eine der lehrreichsten, der richtigsten, die ich je gelesen habe, dazu bescheiden, im Tadeln vorsichtig und höflich . Alles was zur Kenntnis der Menschen, ihrer Cultur ihrer Sitten, zur Regierungsform, zum Wohlstand der Einwohner, zur Lage, Cultur und Produkten des Lands gehört, wird hier treffend wahr beschrieben" (Haller). – Innenspiegel mit Leihbibliotheksordnung, 3 Titel und einige Textblätter mit nicht störendem Stempel der Bibliothek des Gewerbe-Vereins Hainichen. – Unterschiedlich stockfleckig. – Engelmann S. 925; Lonchamp 1970.

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        An Apparition.

      W. Holland. May 1790 Hand-coloured etching. Trimmed close to plate mark on left margin. A v.g. bright copy. 35 x 25cm.Not in George but a copy is located at the BM; not in the V&A with no further copies on Copac; OCLC records one copy at Yale. David Alexander in his book Richard Newton and English Caricature in the 1790s

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        Verzeichniss alter Druckdenkmale der Bibliothek des uralten Benediktiner-Stifts zum H. Mang in Füessen

      xxviii, 236 pp.; 123 pp. Two parts in one vol. Small 4to, cont. half-sheep & speckled boards, spine finely decorated in gilt, contrasting leather lettering piece on spine. Ulm: Stettin, 1790. The uncommon catalogue of the incunabula in the wealthy Benedictine abbey of Saint Mang, Füssen, in Bavaria. The abbey, founded in the first half of the 9th century, held a key position on the important medieval road from Augsburg across the Alps to upper Italy. The abbey was dissolved in 1803 and the books are now at the University of Augsburg. 687 15th-century books are carefully described. Very fine and attractive copy from the library of the dukes and Kings of Bavaria. ? Bigmore & Wyman, I, p. 323.

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        Journal of the Second Session of the Senate

      1790 - (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 Washington'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 Hamilton'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 affair". Historians have labeled it "˜the Age of Passion' for good reason". 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 Washington'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 Journal's notes on Hamilton's fiscal proposals address a conflict key to "the political life of the new republic in its earliest years". the massive and personal political enmity, classic in the annals of American history". between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson" (Elkins & McKitrick, 77). That conflict had linked impact on the location of the nation'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 insistent". 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,". [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 America's early history. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

      Edinburgh, J. Ruthven and London, G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1790. 4to. Samtidig skinnbind. Ryggdekor i gull. Marmorert overtrekks- og forsatspapir. (5) bl. + LXXXIII + (1) + 535 s., (1) bl. + VIII + 718 s., (1) bl. + VIII + 695 s., (1) bl. XIV + 230 s. + (6) bl. Kobberstukket tittelblad i samtlige bind. 3 store foldede karter. 58 kobberstukne plansjer. 4 bl. som viser etiopiske bokstaver. Tittelblad og kartene noe brunplettet. Contemporary half calf. Gilt spines. Engraved titles. 3 large, folding maps. 58 engraved plates. Titelleaves and maps with some foxing. 4 letterpress leaves of ethiopian dialects inserted. Upper joint in volume one starting.

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        Beschreibung eines musikalischen Zeitmessers

      One folding engraved plate. 23 pp. Small 8vo, cont. speckled boards (upper outer corner of each cover rounded). Berlin: Petit & Schöne, 1790. First edition of this extremely rare and early work on the metronome; OCLC does not locate a copy in the U.S. Bürja (1752-1816), professor of mathematics at the Berlin Military Academy and a member of the Royal Academy of Sciences at Berlin, wrote many books on mathematics, hydraulics, and scientific instruments. He was the first to call into question the rigor of Lagrange's exposition of the calculus. This is an early and noteworthy book on the metronome of the author's own invention. The development of a reliable instrument to denote the speed at which a musical composition is to be performed took several centuries to be realized. Galileo left a scheme for a pendulum time-marker in his papers and in the 17th and 18th centuries many scientists, instrument makers, and musicians including Thomas Mace, Etienne Loulié, Joseph Sauveur, and John Harrison all developed pendulums to measure musical time. The present work describes Bürja's experiments with a weighted pendulum of variable length which is depicted on the folding engraved plate. The metronome was only perfected in the beginning of the 19th century by Maelzel and Winkel. Beethoven was the first important composer to employ the instrument. Fine copy. ? Cajori, A History of Mathematics, pp. 155 & 258. MMG, Vol. IX, p. 234. New Grove, Vol. 12, pp. 222-23.

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        Acts Passed at the Second Session of the Congress

      1790 - (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, Hamilton'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 Hamilton'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, Hamilton'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.' 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 April". 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 Act". [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 Vermont'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 intr [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         [HAITI] Plan de la ville et des environs de Léogane dans l'isle St. Domingue.

      Paris, Sr. Phélipeau, 1790 [1791]. 244 x 378 mm. Estampe issue du Recueil de vues des lieux principaux de la Colonie Françoise de Saint-Domingue gravée par Nicolas Ponce. Les noms des propriétaires sont mentionnés. Natif de la Martinique, Moreau de Saint-Méry exerça la profession d'avocat au Cap Français, avant d'entrer, en 1780, au conseil supérieur de Saint-Domingue. Rare exemplaire entièrement aquarellé à l'époque.

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        "Valiant's Book of Rating's. 1790."

      6/25/16. Small 4to. 16 pp. manuscript entries. In 1790 "HMS Valiant" was the flagship of William, Duke of Clarence, also known as "The Sailor King." This book shows the personnel aboard ship under William's command. The first page is a table giving the number of officers and men needed to sail a 74 gun ship, and the rate of pay for each. Succeeding pages name the officers and the billets they occupied. Thus, the table tells us a 74 needs 5 lieutenants. The following page lists the lieutenants by name and gives the date on which they came aboard. This list continues through another 37 ratings - trumpeter, chaplain, cook, caulker and schoolmaster, as well as the carpenters, masters, midshipmen, boatswains and so forth - providing the name of the man filling the billet, his pay rate, and the date on which he came aboard. Departures are also noted. The only positions for which men are not named are the 385 seamen and the 123 marines aboard. A very personal look at the manning of a fighting ship in the age of the Sailor King. In contemporary marbled wrappers, some leaves detached but all present. Housed in protective wrappers and a black leather pull off case.

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        Diätetisch und öconomisches Kochbuch.

      Stendal Franzen u Brosse 1790 - Kl.8°. LXXX, 268 S., 10 Bll. Mit 1 Titelkupfer u. 1 Kupfervign. Mod. Halblederband Weiss 546. Holzmann-Bohatta II, 12247. Erstausgabe. - Vorderes Gelenk gebrochen. Stockfleckig. Gewicht (Gramm): 235 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Sabina sagra e profana antica e moderna ossia raccolta di notizie del paese sabino divisa in dieci capitoli...

      Zempel, 1790. Cm. 27, pp. xii, 500. Con una tavola ripiegata "vero ritratto del sacro corpo di San Felice" e la carta della Sabina antica più volte ripiegate. Solida legatura d'inizio '800 in mezza pergamena con punte, dorso liscio con fregi in oro e titoli su tassello in marocchino rosso. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato, mancante però della carta della Sabina moderna e di un prospetto con l'elenco delle chiese. Cfr. Lozzi, 4657.

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        RELATION AUTHENTIQUE DES EVENEMENS QUI SE SONT PASSES AU FORT-BOURBON DE LA MARTINIQUE [caption title].

      St. Pierre: Imprimerie de P. Richard & le Cadre, 1790. - 8pp. on a folded sheet. Toned. Very good. In a half morocco clamshell case, cloth chemise. A very early Martinique imprint, which refers to the horrors of the slave revolt there and gives a play-by- play account of the events that unfolded at Fort Bourbon. As with so much else to do with early Caribbean printing, the story of the press on Martinique is shrouded in mystery. Only one copy in OCLC, at Columbia University. SWAN, CARIBBEAN PRINTING, p.32. OCLC 123200325.

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         [MALTE] Veue de Ricazoli, du bourg et de l'isle.

      circa 1790 339 x 506 mm. Manuscrit aquarellé de Malte. Dessin anonyme français, encre et aquarelle, probablement exécuté vers 1790. La vue est animée de vaisseaux, et accompagnée d'une liste des 20 bâtiments ou lieux représentés, dont le château Saint-Ange, le jardin de Bichi, les fortifications de Cottoner, le palais du Général, ou le port des François. Taches noires dans le coin supérieur gauche, quelques rousseurs.

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        Letter signed ("Le Comte de Mirabeau"). N. p., 19. VI. 1790.

      1790. Small 4to. 2 pp. on double leaf. To "mon cher Brosselard", i. e. the French politician, journalist, and author Emmanuel Brosselard (1763-1837), on research, work, and analysis of the "Code prussien": "[...] Je vous envoie un fragment de Manuscrit qui vous en dira je crois beaucoup, c'est la partie raisonnée du Projet du Code Prussien relative aux biens appartenant en propre aux enfans á la cessation du pouvoir paternel, et enfin aux droits d'hérédité des enfans ou autres descendans à l'ordre succession [...] malheureusement je ne puis pas vous laisser longtemps ces cahiers, il faut que vous ne fassiez que les lire, et que vous me marquiez au crayon ce qui seroit nécessaire de vous en copier [...] je travaille et fais travailler sur ce manuscrit, il m'est difficile de vous le laisser plus longtemps que demain. Je ne renonce point à vous aider pour la partie morale de ce travail [...]". - Somewhat wrinkled, spotty and dusty.

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        SALZBURG. "Vue de la Ville Capitale de Salzbourg avec la Forteresse". Prächtige Gesamtansicht von einer Anhöhe über die Salzach, mit der Festung Hohensalzburg.

      - Altkol. Kupferstich von A. Amon nach F. de Naumann, um 1790, 31 x 56,5 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. I, S. 419; Nebehay-Wagner 442,12. - Anton Amon war 1780 - 1800 tätig, er studierte erst unter Christian Brand die Landschaftsmalerei, beschäftigte sich aber dann als Kupferstecher. Diese Ansicht ausdrücklich bei Thieme-Becker erwähnt! - Die dekorative Ansicht auf Einfassungslinie geschnitten und ohne die Widmung, aber mit dem Wappen. - Dekorativ gerahmt.

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        Cary's Survey of the High Roads from London

      Published by J. Cary, London 1790 - , illustrated with 42 (one-sided) colour plates showing the different routes, within the maps every Gentleman's seat that can be seen from the road is laid down with the name of the possessor, the numbr of inns and the different turnpike gates on each route are also recorded First Edition , front board missing, rear board detached, pages slightly tanned but with maps clean and clear, good condition , full calf, gilt rules and titles on spine , folio, 21 x 16 cms Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Della istoria viniziana da lui volgarizzata libri dodici ora per la prima volta secondo l'originale pubblicati. Venedig, Antonio Zatta, 1790.

      1790. 2 Bde. XLIII, 310 SS. (2), 356 SS. Mit gest. Frontispiz (Portrait Bembos nach Tizian). Mamorierte Halblederbände des frühen 19. Jhs. mit zweifärbigen Rückenschildchen und etwas -vergoldung. Dreiseitig gesprenkelter Farbschnitt. 4to. Schöner klassizistischer Pressendruck auf besserem Papier. "In questa moderna, nobile ed accuratissima ristampa [...] il testo è ridotto per la prima volta alla sua inigrità sopra un manoscritto di pugno di Bembo che serbasi nella Marciana, e vi si trovano non poche voci che mancano nel Vocabolario, e chi gli Accademici avrebbo adottate, se questa edizione si fosse pubblicata a'tempi loro" (Gamba). - Die hübschen Einbände an den Kanten bestoßen, die Kapitale mit kl. Läsuren. Innen breitrandig, sauber und fleckenfrei. Gamba 131. Cicogna 570 (Anm.).

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        TRAVELS FROM THE CAPE OF GOOD-HOPE, INTO THE INTERIOR PARTS OF AFRICA, INCLUDING MANY INTERESTING ANECDOTES. With Elegant Plates. Descriptive of the Country and Inhabitants: Inscribed by Permission to His Grace the Duke of Montagu.

      London: for William Lane, 1790. 2 volumes. First edition. With 14 elegant copperplate engravings, some folding. There are two plates of giraffes rather than only one as listed and an additional plate of arms opposite page 1. 8vo, in original printer’s boards and untrimmed as issued, very rare as such, the boards of gray paper with contemporary backing of brown calf gilt ruled and lettered in manuscript. xxiv, 376; [vi], 403, errata pp. A fine set in fully original condition as it came from the printer, unrestored and unsophisticated, very scarce such. RARE FIRST EDITION OF THIS HIGHLY IMPORTANT WORK. “Le Vaillant was a French naturalist who traveled in South Africa from 1780 to 1785 when he collected material for his magnificent book on the birds of Africa. His travels were extensive and took him as far as Namaqualand, Bechuanaland, and parts of the Kalahari. His conceit adds a spice of humor to his books” This book relates experiences and occurances of Le Vaillant's first journey to the Cape, during which he travelled to Algoa Bay and the district then known as "Bruyntes Hoogte" via Mossel Bay, returning through the "Camdeboo" country and crossing the Gamka, Buffalo, and Touws Rivers. It provides an interesting account of South Africa at a time when relatively little was known regarding its natural history and the Dutch settlers, valuable less for its geographical information than for its addition to the knowledge of the natural history of the area.

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        Eigenh. Empfangsbestätigung mit U. Berlin, 1. V. 1790.

      1790. ½ S. Qu.-gr.8vo. "Daß Se. Excell. der Herr Graf von Bernstorf in Gartau [d. i. Gartow], Ritter des weissen Adlers pp mir im Namen Ihres Herrn Bruders in Kopenhagen 8 Louisd'or, schreibe acht Louisd'or, übersandt haben, bescheinige ich hiemit". - Der "Herr Bruder" Joachim Bchtold Gf. von Bernstorffs ist der dänische Erste Staatsminister Andreas Peter Gf. von Bernstorff (1735-1797), der Schwager der Gebrüder Stolberg. Friedrich Leopold Gf. Stolberg selbst war im Jahr zuvor dänischer Gesandter in Berlin geworden. - In altem Sammlungsumschlag.

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        Handbuch über die gesammten deutschen Steuerrechte. Erster Theil; Zweiter Theil. Chursachsen.

      Cöthen und Leipzig, in der Glandenbergischen Hofbuchhandlung, 1790. - XII 206 (= 306); (3), 214 S., 2 Bde., marmor. Kt., unbeschn. -- Stammhammer; Finanzwissenschaft -. - ". Churfürstl. Sächs. bestalltgewesenen Steuerrevisor." - " . sitzt seit 1792, wegen falchen Geldmünzens, im Zuchthause zu Torgau ." (Hamberger, Meusel VII, 558). - ". war Steuerrevisor in Belzig." (Hamberger, Meusel XX, 539). - Zweiter Titel: Handbuch über die gesammten chursächsischen Steuerrechte. Erster Theil; Zweiter Theil. - Mehr nicht erschienen. --. Auctionatores geben jährlich 6 Thlr. Auditeurs bei der Armee 2 Thlr. Auer-Wärter 1 Thlr. Personensteuer. . Buchführer oder Buchhändler, wie andere Kaufleute. .-- [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        SERMON DE HONRAS PREDICADO EN LAS SOLEMNES EXEQUIAS, QUE CELEBRO LA UNIVERSIDAD DE SALAMANCA EL DIA 14 DE DICIEMBRE DEL AÑO DE 1789 A LA PIADOSA MEMORIA DEL Rmo. P. Mro. Fr. JOSEF MARIN - DIXOLO EN LA CAPILLA DE SAN GERONIMO

      Imprenta de Andrés García Rico, Salamanca 1790 - 35 pp. 14 x 19,5 cm. Sin encuadernar. Papel en buen estado, con leve ondulación. Todos los envíos peninsulares se hacen por mensajería, con entrega en domicilio.

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        Letter signed ("Le Comte de Mirabeau"). N. p., 16. VI. 1790.

      1790. 8vo. 3 pp. To an undisclosed recipient, wishing to discuss the particulars of a new public education system in France: "J'ai reçu, Monsieur, un temoignage de votre bienveillance, etre n'est pas le premier dont vous m'avez honoré [...]". - Transl. from the French original: "I received, Monsieur, a token of your kindness, and it was not the first with which you have honored me. I have delayed in answering you because I was in bed, deprived of sight, and I didn't want that the hand of a secretary temper the expression of my gratitude. It is sincere [...] when good citizens such as you and, which is a very honorable coincidence, good citizens illuminated by the meditation and study of works which have produced everything which is great in the world, take up the task of consoling public men for the calumnies, iniquities, ostracisms which are their surest emolument. If nature hadn't endowed me with some tenacity, and my bizarre destiny, in sowing my way with shackles, hadn't provided me with some compensations of this kind, my very ardent sensibility would long since have consumed me. I would be very charmed [...] to make your closer acquaintance and to talk over your ideas on a new system of public education, for the moment is approaching for dealing with it, and we have been building on moving sands if we don't give our entire edi!ce such underpinnings. Please let me know the moments that your circumstances would permit you to give me in particular, and agree to the homages of the very distinguished sentiments with which I have the honor to be [...] your very humble and very obedient servant" [...]. - In a lengthy postscript, Mirabeau has added: "I am sending this letter to your bookseller, as I don't know your address. Would you like to let me know what it is? Would it also be indiscreet to ask a literary favor of you? Books have been bought for me at this moment at M. d'Holbach's. I am not a bibliographer, much less a bibliomaniac; but am the owner of a rather large number of beautiful books. I have for many of the great men of antiquity a kind of superstition that makes me want to have their most beautiful editions. Of Demosthenes I only have the Works of Demosthenes and Aeschines, the first Greek orators &c. by Hieronymus Wolf, Frankfurt 1604 - Could you indicate the preferable edition? And the best editions of the Greek classics in general? I have been told of a Demosthenes edition in which there is a kind of medallion where this god of eloquence holds in one hand three crowns and in the other a raised dagger. Do you know this edition? [...]". - Some damage to edges and slightly dusty.

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        Specimens of the early poets

      - Printed for Edwards [printed by T. Rickaby]., London, Printed for Edwards [printed by T. Rickaby] 1790, in 8 (12,5x19cm), (2) v (3) 323pp (1)., relié. - Edition originale. L'ouvrage fut édité pour Edward de Halifax. Il a été compilé et collecté par George Ellis. Plein Maroquin rouge à grains longs d'époque (reliure anglaise). Dos à nerfs à filets. Filets d'encadrements sur les plats. Tranches dorées. Un trou de ver à un mors. Bel exemplaire, très frais. L'ouvrage rassemble des oeuvres d'Henri VIII, de Marlow, de Shakespeare, de Drummond, de Dryden... - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. L'ouvrage fut édité pour Edward de Halifax. Il a été compilé et collecté par George Ellis. Reliure en plein maroquin rouge à grains longs d'époque (reliure anglaise). Dos à nerfs à filets. Filets d'encadrements sur les plats. Tranches dorées. Un trou de ver à un mors. Bel exemplaire, très frais. L'ouvrage rassemble des oeuvres d'Henri VIII, de Marlow, de Shakespeare, de Drummond, de Dryden...

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        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 vol. in-8°. Tome I : XXIV-384 pp. 6 planches h.t dont frontispice; tome II: (2) ff.-399 pp., 6 planches h.t. Demi-basane havane, dos lisse orné de roulettes dorées, pièces de titre rouges, pièces de tomaison noires (rel. ép.). (plats frottés). Feuillet de faux titre du tome 1 manquant, mais bon exemplaire. PREMIERE EDITION de cet ouvrage en format in-8 (il existe en effet une édition originale en format in-4, parue la même année). Récit du premier voyage en Afrique de François Levaillant (1753-1824), effectué en 1780-mars 1783. Ce naturaliste séjournera une deuxième fois dans cette contrée en 1783-1785 (la relation de ce second séjour sera publiée en 1795). Ornithologue de formation, il collectera au cours de ses voyages de nombreux spécimens d'oiseaux. A son retour, il rédigera des livres ornithologiques, dont une "Histoire naturelle des oiseaux d'Afrique" en 6 volumes. Contient notamment des détails anthropologiques, un vocabulaire d'histoire naturelle en français-hollandais-hottentot (t. II, pp.151-153), ainsi qu'une description des girafes (fin du t. II). Exemplaire bien complet de ses 12 planches, surtout de la gravure de la Hottentote dite " au tablier ", dont la configuration anatomique était considérée comme " un rafinement de coquetterie " (t. II, pl. VII) (Chadenat la mentionne comme faisant souvent défaut): " elle laissa détacher son petit tablier, & me permit de contempler tranquillement ce que le lecteur verra lui-même dans la Copie fidèle que j'en ai-tirée " (t. II, p.346-planche VII).

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        The Catechism of Nature; For the Use of Children

      Boston: For David West, Marlboro' Street and E. Larkin, Cornhill, 1790. First American edition, published the same year as the first English edition, of this influential early science primer. Framed as a dialogue between tutor and pupil, The Catechism of Nature advances a physico-theological doctrine, in which thoughtful study of the natural world leads to a greater knowledge of God: "The creation is open to the view of all; it only requires observation." Beginning with astronomy, "the innumerable heavenly lights," the work turns to topics in chemistry, geology, zoology, and botany, considering the wonders to be found close at hand, each time a bird takes flight or a spider builds a web: "With all our boasted knowledge, we have not discovered all the excellent uses either of herbs or flowers." Katechismus der Natuur first appeared in Dutch in four parts from 1777 to 1779; the work proved so popular that Martinet soon adapted it for young readers. The first edition in English appeared in London in March 1790, followed by this first American imprint later in the year: "Between 1790 and 1850 as many as 24 editions of The Catechism of Nature for the Use of Children appeared in the English-speaking world alone" (The Public Image of Chemistry, 155). This undated Boston imprint, with testimonials dated October 1790, is the true American first, preceding the 1791 Philadelphia imprint listed in Evans. Bristol B7406, Shipton and Mooney 45901. A scarce book, with an important place in the history of science education. 18mo, [1-5] 6-108, contemporary sheep over wooden boards covered in blue paper. Early ink ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Some loss to paper on boards, one-inch loss to sheep at foot of spine, minor worming to first few leaves, occasional foxing. Housed in a custom chemise and slipcase.

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        THE WORLD TURNED UP-SIDE DOWN; or the comical metamorphoses: a work entirely calculated to excite laughter in grown persons, and promote moralily (sic), in the young ones of both sexes:

      London, printed for and sold by Edward Ryland, at No 67 in the Old Bailey, no date, circa 1790. decorated with 34 copper plates curiously drawn and elegantly engraved. Price 1s Plain, 2s Coloured. No date, circa 1790. 16mo in eights, approximately 120 x 90 mm, 4¾ x 3¾ inches, LACKS 2 COLOUR PLATES, NUMBERS 9 and 27 AND FINAL PAGE OF TEXT. Hand coloured frontispiece, engraved title page with colour vignette, unnumbered full page hand coloured plate facing first page of Introduction, the rest numbered from 1-31, pages: (2 - title page, verso blank), ii (2 page introduction in verse), (3)-62 numbered on versos only and LACKING FINAL PAGE OF TEXT FOR IMAGE 31 (page 63/64, D8), collation: pi1, A-D8 (-D8), text in verse. Quarter brown roan with marbled paper covers. Binding rubbed, shelf wear to edges, light creasing to frontispiece, old erased scribble on verso frontispiece, pastedown and first free endpaper inscribed in old ink by previous owners, with the date of 1802 as the date the book was received as a gift, lacking rear endpaper, 2 plates have outer margin trimmed but not affecting images, 1 plate and the following page have very small loss to top corner, not affecting image or text, D1 has crude repairs with slight loss of text which has been inked in on the repairs, a little soiling and spotting to some pages, small ink smudge to inner margin of page 49, lower margins of some text pages slightly trimmed, no loss, otherwise a good copy of this scarce children's book. Hand coloured copies are very rare. The images show: Horses riding men; The Ox driving the farmers at plough; A Fish angling for a man; An Ass driving the miller to market and the mill turned topsy-turvy; A Hare roasting a cook on the spit and the Cock basting him; A Deer shooting at the Game Keeper; Wife acting the Soldier, Husband nursing the child; Ox butchering a human; Pickpockets in a church; Horses turned Farriers; A Doll carrying a child etc. ESTC T213665 is the same as our copy but has only 60 numbered text pages and has 3 extra unnumbered prelim pages before the title. This is dated circa 1790. ESTC N25892 is very similar to ours (without address in the imprint) with 64 numbered pages and 4 unnumbered at the end likely to have been adverts. This is dated circa 1765. Our book is not in Osborne or Gumuchian but there was an uncoloured copy in Sotheby's final catalogue to the Oppenheimer sale, No. 262 (circa 1770) and another uncoloured in Christie's sale of Marjorie Moon's library, No.64 (circa 1785). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Libretto di bozzetti di disegni di Antonio Luigi Catani pratese nell'anno 1790.

      1790. [Prato, 1790], in-4 antico, leg. coeva in piena pergamena (allentata), pp. [154]. Taccuino manoscritto autografo di schizzi a matita e a penna. Delle 154 pagine presenti 123 recano abbozzi e studi (spesso di elementi decorativi, ma anche alcune figure e un disegno in sanguigna), 31 sono bianche. Rispetto alla composizione originaria del volume potrebbero mancare alcune carte: è presente infatti una antica paginazione manoscritta che reca sull'ultima pagina il n. 174. Saltini "Le arti belle in Toscana", Firenze, 1862: "Frescante di notevole valore, come mostrano le sue pitture della sala di Giove nella Galleria Pitti, questi fu un maestro assai reputato nella nostra Accademia. I suoi lavori si trovano nella Biblioteca Roncioniana di Prato". Luigi Catani si formò nella bottega familiare che trattava lavori di ornato. A Prato decorò la volta della sala principale della Biblioteca Roncioniana. Maturando lo stile seguì un'impostazione sempre più neoclassica, diventando uno dei capiscuola di questa tendenza in Toscana. Numerose sono le sue pitture di decorazioni di interni privati, ma anche a carattere religioso, affreschi e pale. Per un ampio approfondimento sulla sua figura artistica cfr. Clarissa Morandi "Luigi Catani pittore neoclassico" (Prato storia e arte, dicembre 2010). Manoscritto di grande interesse documentario.

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        Lettre bougrement patriotique du véritable Père Duchêne []. Du n° 1 [1er septembre 1790] au n° 55 [13 mars 1791] à l'exception des n° 4 et 32, qui manquent.

      1790 1 cartonnage bradel moderne. 53 numéros en 1 vol. in-8 de 8 pp. chacun ; Paris, Chalon, 1790-1791, Tête de collection de ce célèbre périodique de Lemaire, le premier Père Duchêne, qui parut de septembre 1790 à mai 1792. La collection complète comporte 400 numéros.Les n° 1 et 6 sont en 4e édition.Tourneux 11488 ; Martin et Walter Journaux et Almanachs 1031 ; Hatin, Bibliographie de la Presse p. 191 ; Cat. Pochet-Deroche 1488 ; Cat. Nadaillac 1486 ; Hatin, Histoire de la Presse Tome VI pp. 452 à 486 ; Elyada, Presse populaire et feuilles volantes de la Révolution à Paris 1789-1792, pp. 62 à 82.53 numéros de ce très rare périodique rédigé par Ant.-François Lemaire, dans le style "poissard", pour la cause du parti patriote, puis girondin. Les collections complètes de ce précieux journal (400 numéros) sont très difficiles à trouver dans le commerce. Hatin, dans son Histoire de la Presse, a réhabilité ce périodique en lui consacrant un très important article (Tome VI p. 453 à 486), dont nous extrayons les passages suivants :"Le type du Père Duchesne existait dès avant la Révolution ; [...] Hébert, dans lequel il devait se personnifier n'en fut pas l'inventeur ; [...] ce n'est pas à lui qu'appartient l'idée d'en avoir fait le titre d'un journal, mais à un commis des postes nommé Lemaire, qui mériterait d'être mieux connu qu'il ne l'est. [...]." (Hatin p. 453)."Lemaire n'était pas un démagogue [...], mais il y a loin de là à être un royaliste, surtout dans le sens qu'on attachait alors à ce mot, et que semblent y attacher les rares écrivains qui en parlent -toujours à l'occasion d'Hébert- en accolant cette épithète à son nom. Lemaire était [un constitutionnel], un homme de progrès, mais un homme de bon sens [...]." (Hatin p. 464)." Les Lettres bougrement patriotiques [... sont] une suite d'instructions, de remontrances, d'objurgations, qui s'adressent à l'armée principalement, mais aussi au peuple, à la bourgeoisie, à l'Assemblée nationale, au Roi, à tout le monde enfin [...]." (Hatin p. 470)."Lemaire n'aimait pas plus l'Ami du peuple, que l'Ami du Roi. [D'après la Feuille villageoise (7 juin 1792) il était le véritable Père Duchesne "original et vrai, jovial et spirituel, ami du peuple et ami de la loi"]. " (Hatin p. 473)."Cette volumineuse collection [...], qui témoigne d'une grande facilité, et qui est écrite [...], avec un grand sens et un certain talent, est assurément une des publications les plus curieuses de l'époque, mais [...] son peu de gloire a été pour ainsi dire étouffé sous les immondices d'Hébert [...]. " (Hatin p. 483)."Lemaire est un des écrivains les plus estimables de la révolution, et [il méritait] d'être vengé de l'oubli où il a été laissé." (Hatin p. 484).Orientation politique : Dans les 100 premiers numéros, "Lemaire se présente comme partisan du groupe centriste du général La Fayette. Cette orientation change [dans les 300 numéros suivants]. Lemaire se rallie au Club jacobin où il s'identifie aux députés brissotins, partisans de la guerre." (Elyada, p. 63).Ouzi Elyada donne dans sa bibliographie le titre de chaque numéro et sa date.

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        Historisch-Biographisches Lexicon der Tonkünstler. 2 Bde.

      - Leipzig, verlegts Johann Gottlob Immanuel Breitkopf, 1790-1792, 8°, XIV pp., 992 Spalten; (2), 860 Sp.; XVI, 86 pp., Pappband der Zeit; Rüchen neu bezogen, altes Rüchenschild, frisches Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe! - - Ernst Ludwig Gerber (1746-1819) deutscher Komponist, der als Autor von Komponisten-Lexika bekannt geworden ist. - - Gerbers Schriften sind als Quelle auch für die moderne Musikforschung von Bedeutung. Vor allem zu deutschen Komponisten finden sich in seinen Lexika detaillierte Informationen. Das Archiv der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien, an die Gerber seine reichhaltige Bibliothek verkaufte, beherbergt zahlreiche seiner Schriften. - - "Gerber's work is a main source for musical knowledge of the late 18th-Century. He gives one of the earliest printed account of Mozart's life & work (vol. 1, columns 977-79)." New Grove, 7: pp.247-248. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Code français, ou recueil général des décrets de l'Assemblée nationale, sanctionnés par le Roi.

      1790 8 pleine basane racinée de l'époque, dos ornés, très lég. manque de cuir sur le bas du dos du 6e volume. -Cernes clairs et mouillures (sans gêne pour la lecture) sur l'ensemble des ff. du dernier vol. ; petits trous sur le premier f. et le dernier du dernier vol., ayant entraîné la perte de qq. lettres (sans gravité). -1 tableau dépl. h.t. imp. recto-verso dans le tome 3. 16 tomes en 8 volumes in-8 ; Paris, Gueffier, 1790-1792, Le tome XVI contient les Tables générales chronologiques et méthodiques des matières [et alphabétiques], 295 pages, ainsi que l'Ordre chronologique des décrets, 120 pages.Très rare complet. Le CCFr. n'en localise qu'un seul exemplaire complet (B.N.F.).

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         [MÜNSTER] Vüe du château de Münster.

      Augsbourg, Négoce commun de l'Académie Impériale d'Empire des Arts Libéraux, [circa 1790]. 307 x 400 mm. Belle vue d'optique figurant le château de Münster, construit par l'architecte Johann Conrad Schlaun entre 1767 et 1787, pour le prince électeur Maximilian Friedrich. Gravée par Leizelt d'après un dessin de Reinhold, de la rare Collection des Prospects. Bel exemplaire finement colorié à l'époque.

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        5 Briefe mit eigenh. U. Wien, 1790 bis 1792.

      1790. Zusammen 5 SS. auf 10 Bll. Meist 4to. Dienstschreiben an Karl Graf von Zinzendorf (1739-1813), den Präsidenten der Neuen Hofrechnungskammer: "Nebenkommende Note des Obersten Kanzlers Grafen Kollowrat [...] den Personal- und Besoldungs Stand der Hofkanzley betref[f]end, theile ich ihnen in der Absicht mit, damit Mir von Seite der Hofrechenkammer darüber die Wohlmeinung erstattet werde; nur wird dieser für die Zukunft verfaßte Personal- und Besoldungs Stand individualiter einzurichten, und zwischen diesem, und dem gegenwärtigen Personal- und Besoldungs Stand dann jenem, der A[nno] 1779 bestand, eine Balance zu ziehen, und auszuweisen seyn [...]" (a. d. Br. v. 21. Februar 1792). Die anderen Briefe betreffen fleichfalls Finanz- und auch Personalangelegenheiten. - Karl Graf Zinzendorf hatte seit 1784 den Vorsitz der Robotaufhebungskommission inne; 1792 wurde er Staats- und Konferenzminister und Mitglied des Staatsrats, 1800 Landmarschall von Niederösterreich. Von 1801 bis 1813 Landkomtur des Deutschen Ordens in

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