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        Originalfotografie, Albumin, Vintage - Panorama des Forum Romanum in Rom, c. 1857

      Großformatiges Panorama (besteht aus drei zusammengesetzten Albumin-Fotos) der Ausgrabungsstätte des Forum Romanum in Rom des Fotografen Tommaso Cuccioni (1790-1864). Nicht signiert, kann aber ihm zugeschrieben werden, da er der einzige Fotograf zu dieser Zeit in Rom war, der solch große Aufnahmen mit der Glasplattenkamera fertigte. Aufgenommen um 1857, kurz nach Pflanzung der neuen Baumallee durch Papst Pius IX. 1855. Man sieht noch die Schutzpfähle der jungen Bäume. Interessante Aufnahme mit Esel- und Ochsenkarren, ausgelegter Wäsche,.... Vergleichbar dem Panorama, welches bei Lempertz in Köln verteigert wurde (Zuschlag 7000.- Euro). Format: 62,5 x 103,5 cm auf etwas größerem Karton. Auf originalem Karton aufgezogen, in neuem Acrylglasrahmen (wegen UV Schutz). Etwas geblichen, eine minimale Reparatur im Himmel, einige Spots, Trägerkarton gebräunt, sonst für das Alter sehr gut erhalten. Der originale Eichenholzrahmen aus dem 19.Jhd. mit Holz/Papierpassepartout, ohne Glas, kann mitgeliefert werden. Die Abbildung des Fotos war leider wegen der Abmaße / Unhandlichkeit nicht besser möglich. Sehr selten.

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        Versuch einer Geschichte Danzigs aus zuverläßigen Quellen und Handschriften. Band 2 und 3. Zwei Bände

      Friedrich Maurer, Königsberg, 1790/1791. 608/547 S., Halbleder der Zeit (berieben und bestosssen/Kapitale mit kleinen Fehlstellen/2. Band Gelenk angebrochen/etwas stockfleckig) - Wermke 7812/Erste Ausgabe/,,Eine in Betracht der mangelhaften Vorarbeiten, die ihm zu Gebote standen, schätzbare Leistung" (ADB IX, 575) -

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        Johann Friedrich Zöllners Reise durch Pommern nach der Insel Rügen und einem Theile des Herzogthums Mecklenburg, im Jahre 1795. In Briefen. Mit Kupfern und Tabellen.

      Standort: GeoVit 8. Originalpappband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf rotem Rückenschild. Einband etwas berieben. Ecken, Kanten und Gelenke teils durchgerieben. (4), 544 Seiten mit einem Frontispiz und einer zweifach gefalteten, gestochenen Tafel "Stubbenkammer auf Rügen" hinter Seite 272. Dezenter Namenszug auf vorderem Vorsatzblatt, Seite 97 mit Fingerfleck. Im Text mit zwei Abbildungen und einem Notensatz sowie 3 vielfach gefalteten Tabellen. Im Innenbereich sehr schön sauber. Wohlerhalten. Seite für Seite genau überprüft. Gutes Exemplar. Die Tabellen mit Angaben zum Wareneingang in Stettin der Jahre 1790 - 1794, Zahl und Wert der Schiffe die in Pommern gebaut wurden 1781 - 1795 und Höhen verschiedener Orte über der Ostsee. - Mit Register ab Seite 539

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        French Merchants and Slave Owners in Opelousas, Louisiana: 1790 Dejean & Lastrapes Statement of debt.

      Opelousas, Louisiana: 1790 - Manuscript statement of debt owed by indentured servant G. Brom to Dejean, in partnership with Lastrapes, both of whom were Opelousas merchants and slave owners of French ancestry. Written in French, the statement lists money earned and debt owed by Brom, who entered into service at Dejean and Lastrapes for a period of 13 months and 24 days, from 20 February 1789 to 14 April 1790 at a rate of 20 francs per month. The account carefully deducts one month's pay for the time in which Brom was ill and "tenu a sa chambre" and for also for a pig and a heater. When the account is tallied, Brom owes Dejean & Lastrapes slightly more than 65 francs.Opelousas was the third oldest European settlement in Louisiana, having been established in 1720 as Le Poste Des Opelousas, a major trading post for merchants to trade with local Native Americans. Following the Treaty of Paris in 1763, Louisiana became a colony of Spain. Acadians moved from France and other parts of the American colonies to the area under the misconception that France still had control of Louisiana. By the time most Acadians arrived, the colony had become Spanish, with Spain taking over in 1769. Acadians had no choice but to take oaths of allegiance to Spain.The merchants here, Dejean and Lastrapes, adapted to the difficult conditions of Louisiana and became successful merchants and ranchers using both slaves and indentured servants for labor.Written in an elegant hand on pale blue watermarked laid paper, 8 x 12 1/2".

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        SALZBURG. - Gnigl., "Vue du chateau de Neuhaus, du village de Knigl (Gnigl) et de la maison de plaisance d'Aigen prise du couvent de Maria Plan (Plain) coté de l'orient". Blick auf das Schloss Neuhaus mit dem Ort Gnigl (heute ein Stadtteil von Salzburg). Im Vordergrund hübsche Staffage mit zwei Kirchenmännern, Kindern und einer Malerin.

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Ch.F.C. Wirsing nach Therese de Barisani, um 1790, 30 x 55,5 cm. Nebehay-Wagner 442, 25. - Eine besonders reizvolle Naumann-Ansicht (mit dessem Widmung rechts unten), gestochen von Ch. F. C. Wirsing. Nebehay-Wagner zählt dieses Blatt zu den "durchwegs kolorierten und nicht numerierten Kupferstichansichten aus der 'Sammlung der schönsten Prospecte des Landes Salzburg'". - Mit professionell restaurierter und kaum sichtbarer Fehlstelle im Himmel, in den Rändern gering fleckig. - Dekorative, sehr seltene Darstellung! Europa, Österreich

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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. Europa, Österreich

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        Elements de la Morale Universelle, ou Catechisme de la Nature. Par feu M. le Baron dHolbach, des academies de Petersbourg, de Manheim et de Berlin

      G. de Bure, Paris, 1790. 2 Bl./208 S., Interimsbroschur der Zeit (Rücken mit Fehlstelle) - Holbach war ein Philosoph der französischen Aufklärung, der vor allem für seine religionskritischen und atheistischen Thesen bekannt war. Er verfasste das Werk bereits 1765. Es wurde allerdings erst ein Jahr nach seinem Tod 1790 veröffentlicht/Raupp, Bd. 15, sp. 716 - 726/Neue Deutsche Bibliographie, Bd. 9, 510 - 512 -

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        Histoire de la Ste-Chapelle Royale du Palais

      Chez Clousier|& Prault, 1790. - Chez Clousier & Prault, A Paris 1790, In-4 (20x26,5cm), iv, 307pp. ; 228pp. (12), relié. - Edition illustrato con 17 tavole, tra cui un frontespizio e 2 colpi. stampa slittamento degli investimenti in fine. Bound in piena pelle di pecora periodo radicata. Torna liscio decorato con cassettoni grottesche, 3 composti di diamanti e altre 3 stelle. Friesland e mentoring netta sui piatti. Rotolare su turni. Come parte della pelle di pecora marrone. Le Serpentes sono stati mantenuti. Bellissimo esemplare, particolarmente fresco. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée de 17 planches, dont 6 dépliantes, un frontispice et 2 plans. Feuillet de placement des gravures in fine. Unique édition de cet ouvrage considéré comme rare, une partie des exemplaires aurait été détruite après l'impression. Brunet III, 1.888 : «Ouvrage devenu rare, l'édition ayant été en partie détruite» Reliure en pleine basane racinée d'époque. Dos lisse orné de caissons à la grotesque, 3 composés de losanges et 3 autres d'étoiles. Frise et filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Roulette sur les coupes. Pièce de titre de basane brune. Les serpentes ont été conservées. Bel exemplaire, particulièrement frais. Chanoine de la Sainte Chapelle, Morand a eu accès aux meilleures sources pour construire son ouvrage et c'est un des seuls ouvrages restituant le long passé de l'édifice. C'est un arrêt de 1787 qui ordonnait la suppression des Saintes chapelles et la suspension des services liturgiques qui engagea Morand à réaliser cette monographie qu'il jugeait essentiel, mais qui ne trouva que peu d'écho en pleine période révolutionnaire.

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         [MALTE] Vüe-Sud-Est de la cité-Valette et de la Florianne ou basse-ville.

      circa 1790 En trois feuilles jointes et entoilées de 410 x 733 mm. Manuscrit aquarellé de Malte. Superbe panorama, encre et aquarelle, de la ville de La Valette vue de la pointe de terre du château Saint-Ange, où l'on voit trois personnages. Avec liste des 40 bâtiments principaux de la ville, dont l'église Saint-Jean, le Palais du Grand-Maître ou le couvent des Dominicains, et armoiries. La vue montre également Floriana, faubourg au sud-ouest de La Valette, occupant la partie de la presqu'île voisine. Quelques taches d'humidité affectant les légendes.

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        Noth- und Hülfs-Büchlein oder lehrreiche Freuden- und Trauer-Geschichte der Einwohner von Mildheim (2 Bände) Für katholische Leser eingerichtet von Placidus Muth;

      1790/ 1799. 1790 - 428/ 350 Seiten; Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer aufgelösten Klosterbibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel.). Schnitt und Einband sind staubschmutzig; Papier altersbedingt nachgedunkelt/ stellenweise leicht stockfleckig; der Zustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 2 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; ALTSCHRIFT Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 480 Neue verbesserte Auflage u. Anderer Theil;.

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        Geognostischer Katechismus oder Anweisung zum praktischen Geognosiren für angehende Bergleute und Geognosten.Freiberg, Craz and Gerlach, 1819. 12mo. With 1 folding engraved plate, coloured by hand. Contemporary orange decorated paper wrappers.

      Poggendorff II, col. 545; WorldCat (6 copies); not in BMC NH; Ward. First and only edition of a rare manual for miners and geologists by the Polish-German geologist Georg Gottlieb Pusch (1790-1846). In 10 chapters, it explains the objectives and methods of the geognost, starting with what geognosy is and why it exists, followed by the 5 "Hauptgebote" for every geognost, necessary equipment, sites for studying rocks and minerals etc. The hand-coloured folding plate at the end shows different minerals can be found, by means of schematic depictions of mountains. With library and deacession stamp on the back of the title-page, the library stamp repeated on the back of the plate. Somewhat foxed throughout, but otherwise in good condition.

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        Katechismus der Christlichen Lehre. Zum Gebrauch in den Evangelischen Kirchen und Schulen des Königreich Hannovers. Mit Königlichem allergnädigsten Privilegio von 1790.

      Stern Lüneburg 1790 ( Verfasser und Erscheinungsjahr ermittelt - hier die Erste Ausgabe vorliegend - vergleiche den n Eintrag im Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog ) 188 Seiten, 2 n.n. Blätter, Ganzlederband der Zeit, 8° ( 17 x 10,5 cm ). Titelblatt mit gestochener Vignette. Einband berieben, etwas fleckig, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, Bindung gelockert. Innen Besitzvermerke von alter Hand auf dem Innendeckel vorn und hinten sowie auf dem Titelblatt, Titelblatt stärker fleckig und fingerfleckig mit kleinem Einriß. Seiten teils etwas fleckig, fingerfleckig, wenige Seiten mit kleiner Beschädigung, einige Seiten angeknickt. Die letzten beiden Blätter *Das Ein mal Ein* / *Das große Ein mal Ein* beschädigt mit Randläsionen und kleinem Textverlust sowie stärker fleckig. Das Blatt mit dem große Einmaleins mit größerem Textverlust, dies Blatt stark beschädigt - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 200 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Katechismus, Hannover, Königreich Hannover, 1790, Google

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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dr. Goldsmith's natural history of animals, viz. beasts, birds, fishes, serpents and insects. With A particular Account of the Manner of Catching Whales in Greenland.

      London/Edinburgh: Printed for T. Pridden Fleet-Street and William Coke Book-Seller Leith, 1790. 12mo (16,4 x 9,8 cm). (4), 4, (5), 207 pp. Contemporary full calf, spine with red morocco label. With a frontispiece and 98 plates. Contemporary binding worn, soiled and detached covers reaffixed with linen inside mounted on the original end papers. Throughout stained. An extremely rare children's book on natural history complete with all 99 plates including the folding with the title: The Greenland Whales Fishery. For a full description and more images please visit www.zaalbooks.nl .

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        Mappe-Monde. Tableau du jeu.

      1790 circa.. Incisione in rame, mm 230x355.Dipinta d'epoca. Non comune curioso mappamondo inserito all'interno di un semplice percorso di gioco. Perfettamente conservato.

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        Escrime.

      S.l.: s.n., 1790. Folio (38,2 x 24,5 cm.). 15 pp. Contemporary half calf with marbled boards. Spine with 5 raised bands and black morocco gilt-lettered label. Marbled endpapers. Illustrated with 15 copper-engraved plates of fencing positions. An excellent copy of a rare 18th-century extract of a famous work on fencing by Angelo. For a full description and more images please visit www.zaalbooks.nl .

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        The History and Antiquities of the Parish of Tottenham High-Cross, in the County of Middlesex. Collected from authentic records. With an appendix, containing the account of the said town, drawn up by the Rt. Hon. Henry, last Lord Colerane, printed from the original MS. In The Bodleian Library at Oxford.

      Printed for the Authors; and sold by T. Payne and Son. 1790 xvi, 123, [5], 90pp, frontispiece, 8 plates & folding table. 12mo. A FINE copy bound in full contemporary tree calf, ornate gilt decorated spine, red morocco label.ESTC T135567. First edition.

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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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        Berlin 24. 01. 1712 - 17. 08. 1786 in Potsdam). "Ziethen sitzend vor seinem Könige - den 25ten Jänner 1785. Der hinterlassenen Gattin des Helden" (Handschriftlich).

      - Kupferstich n. Chodowiecki, um 1790, 42 x 54 Bauer, Chodowiecki, Nr. 1225. - Das berühmte Blatt von Chodowiecki. Die Abbildung bis auf die Bildkante beschnitten und allseitig angerändert. Die Legende handschriftlich mittig unter der Darstellung.

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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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        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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        Sermon universel, sermon de maître, à grand jeu, grand spectacle et grand orchestre. fait par Romain Dupérier,.

      Bordeaux : A. Castillon 1790 - In-8° relié demi-veau de l'époque, un frontispice représentant l'auteur, 36 pages - - relié avec BOUND WITH : 2- Romain Du Périer de Larsan : Les prisons : poëme héroï-comique, historique et burlesque, en cinq chants (A Bordeaux : Du petit séminaire St. Raphaël, au 2e étage, à droite, au fond du corridor, no. 12, an II de la République), 40 pages - -relié avec BOUND WITH : 3- Romain Du Périer de Larsan : Les Verroux révolutionnaires, poëme héroï-comique, dédié au neuf Thermidor (Bordeaux, chez l'auteur, sans date), 160 pages et 2 f. n. ch. d'errata - - BOUND WITH : 4- Romain Du Périer de Larsan : Franconiade ou les Chevaux sur la scène ; poëme épisodique (Bordeaux, Castillon, s. d.), XI-61 pages - - - 5- Romain Du Périer de Larsan : Le tabac, poëme en deux chants . (Bordeaux, Impr. de Coumès [1798?]). 48 pages. - - - La famille Perier de Larsan donnera naissance à une grande dynastie de robins. Mystérieux auteur bordelais dont les publications sont introuvables, Duperier (il orthographiait ainsi son nom à l'époque révolutionnaire est né à Saint-Germain d'Esteuil en 1757. Il est mort a Bordeaux en 1828. Nous avons ici à l'exception d'Iphigénie en Périgord l'intégralité de son oeuvre. "Bordelais pur sang, gai, vaniteux, ayant de l'esprit dès qu'il quittait la plume pour la parole, bruyant, original, une manière de Santeuil défroqué" (Charles Monselet). Cf sur Romain Dupérier le Journal de l'Empire, 2 février 1807 et Charles Monselet, revue de Bordeaux, pages 97 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Histoire de la Ste-Chapelle Royale du Palais

      Chez Clousier|& Prault 1790 - - Chez Clousier & Prault, A Paris 1790, In-4 (20x26,5cm), iv, 307pp. ; 228pp. (12), relié. - Edition originale illustrée de 17 planches, dont 6 dépliantes, un frontispice et 2 plans. Feuillet de placement des gravures in fine. Unique édition de cet ouvrage considéré comme rare, une partie des exemplaires aurait été détruite après l'impression. Brunet III, 1.888 : «Ouvrage devenu rare, l'édition ayant été en partie détruite» Reliure en pleine basane racinée d'époque. Dos lisse orné de caissons à la grotesque, 3 composés de losanges et 3 autres d'étoiles. Frise et filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Roulette sur les coupes. Pièce de titre de basane brune. Les serpentes ont été conservées. Bel exemplaire, particulièrement frais. Chanoine de la Sainte Chapelle, Morand a eu accès aux meilleures sources pour construire son ouvrage et c'est un des seuls ouvrages restituant le long passé de l'édifice. C'est un arrêt de 1787 qui ordonnait la suppression des Saintes chapelles et la suspension des services liturgiques qui engagea Morand à réaliser cette monographie qu'il jugeait essentiel, mais qui ne trouva que peu d'écho en pleine période révolutionnaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] 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. iv, 307pp. ; 228pp. (12) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Recueil de 7 thèses de l'école de médecine de Montpellier (année ou 3 de ses plus illustres représentants passèrent en même temps leurs thèses de doctorat de médecine, Baumes, Charles-Louis Dumas, Joseph Vigaroux

      1790 - In-4° relié demi-veau de l'époque, nombreuses annotations ou feuillet manuscrit inséré. 1- Jean Baptiste Timothée BAUMES : Quæstiones medicæ duodecim, ab illustrissimis viris . propositæ . . quas . propugnavit . J.B.T. Baumes. (Nemausi, 1790), 80 p. Rare thèse de doctorat de médecine d'un des maitres de l'école de Montpellier. Baumes, professeur de médecine à Montpellier, était un auteur prolifique. Il a écrit des livres sur les fièvres, les maladies infantiles, la phtisie ou la nosologie avant de préparer ce travail exhaustif sur la pédodontie. (Heirs). Édition originale. Heirs of Hippocrates [1147] - "Baumés, for many years professor of medecine at Montpellier, was a prolific author with many interests. He had written books on fevers, children's diseases, phthisis, nosology, and scrofula before preparing this comprehensive work on pedodontics" (Heirs). First edition. A very good copy. Heirs of Hippocrates [1147] Baumès "perceived the causes of teething trouble as a 'mobilité' of the child connected with irritability, salivary flow, and accelerated digestion, among others. - - - 2- G A CRESPIN : Quaestiones medicae duodecim, ab illustrissimis viris D.D. Gaspard-Joanne Rene, decano; Antonio Gouan; Francisco Broussonet; Henrico-Ludovico Brun, ., coram D. Guillelmo-Balthazar Cousin de Grainville, . Pro regia cathedra vacante per obitum D. Joannis Sabatier (Monspelli : Tournel , 1790), 63 p. - - - - 3- Joseph Vigarous : Quaestiones medicae duodecim . propositae . pro regia cathedra vacante per obitum D. Joannis Sabatier, . quas . propugnabit . in . Ludovicaeo Monspelensi, J.M.J. Vigarous. (Monspelii : apud J.-F Picot, 1790), 67 pages. Joseph Marie Joachim VIGAROUS (1759-1828) fut, comme son père et son oncle, professeur à l'Ecole de médecine de Montpellier. Courty fait son éloge en indiquant que "Vigarous introduisit une innovation féconde en démontrant que le plus grand nombre des maladies qui affectent le sexe féminin sont sous la dépendance de l'appareil génital " et que "partant de cette idée fondamentale", il proposa une classification "remarquable", qui constitua un réel progrès .Huguier, inventeur de l'hystéromètre, indiqua quant à lui que "Vigarous a pressenti de quelle utilité pourrait être l'introduction d'une sonde dans la matrice". cf. Ricci, The development of gynaecological surgery and instruments, p. 280 : " The very beginning of the nineteenth century witnessed some marked changes in gynaecological concepts. In the first year of the century, Joseph Marie Joachim Vigarous de Montagut (1759-1829), professor at the medical school of Montpellier, dispensed with the old classification of genital diseases propounded by Jean Astruc : diseases peculiar to virgins, diseases peculiar to married women, and diseases peculiar to widows. Vigorous de Montagut made the significant statement that most diseases in women were of genital origin, and particularly of the uterus." ; S.M. Arnaud, Narratives and politics of a diagnosis, p. 64 et 76. - - - - 4- JEAN NICOLAS BERTHE : Quaestiones medicae duodecim, ab . pro regia cathedra vacante per obitum D. Joannis Sabatier (Monspelii, Tournel, 1790), 56 pages - - - - 5- CHARLES-LOUIS DUMAS : Quaestiones medicae duodecim, ab illustrissimis viris D.D. Gaspard-Joanne Rene, decano; Antonio Gouan; Francisco Broussonet; Henrico-Ludovico Brun, . in augustissimo Ludoviceo monspeliensi, Calorus-Ludovicus Dumas. (Monspelli : Ex typis Josephi-Francisci Tournel ., 1790), 67 pages. Successeur de Barthez, Dumas (1765 - 1813) est l'un des plus célèbres médecins de l'école de Montpellier. La question 8 "De magnétismo animali, de somnambulatione et somnambulorum judicium medicum". 6- Jacques Anselme DORTHES : Quaestiones medicae duodecim, ab . Gaspard-Joanne René [et al.] . propositae pro regia cathedra vacante per obitum D. Joannis Sabatier (Tournel, 1790), 100 p. La question 10 est consacrée à l'Ipecacuanha - - - 7- Goguet : Quaestio medicae duodecim (1790), 85 p. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard 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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