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        Sidharubam seu grammatica Samscrdamica. Rome, ex typographia Sacrae Congregationis de Propaganda Fide, 1790.

      1790. 4to. 188 [i.e. 192] pp. Title printed in red and black. Modern moirée boards. First edition of "the first Sanskrit grammar to be published in Europe" (Smitskamp), produced by the Propaganda Press. The Sanskrit words are printed in Malayalam characters. With excerpts from the Bhagavad Gita ("Textus originalis libri Bhagavadam", 171-186). Paulinus à S. Bartholomaeo (J. P. Wesdin or Werdin, 1748-1806), a Discalced Carmelite from Lower Austria but active in India between 1776 and 1789, was "one of the inaugurators of Indian studies in the 18th century" (ibid.). "His many scholarly works earned him a reputation as an outstanding orientalist" (cf. Streit). "Ces différents ouvrages du P. Paulin étant recherchés, ont quelquefois été payés assez cher dans les ventes" (Brunet). - Slightly browned throughout with occasional professional repairs. A good copy in a modern, somewhat uncommonly coloured binding. Smitskamp, PO 214a (note). Vater/Jülg 332. Brunet IV, 446. Streit VI, 188. Zenker 2832. Wurzbach I, 170. OCLC 17209846.

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        Rationis medendi in nosocomio practico Vindobonensi. Pars prima [-septima]. Wien, Christian Friedrich Wappler, 1794 [Bd. 1 u. 2] bzw. Rudolf Gräffer 1789-90 [Bd. 3-5]. u. J. P. Krauss 1790 [Bd. 6 u. 7].

      1790. 7 Bde. XXII, 279, (1) SS. XVI, 375, (1) SS. (16), 488 SS. (16), 528 SS. (2), 500, (52) SS. (8), 500, (4) SS. 362, (68) SS. Mit gest. Frontispiz u. zusammen 7 gestochenen Titeln. Zeitgenössische Pappbände mit Rückenschildchen. 8vo. Vorliegend die komplette Reihe des Hauptwerks eines "der hervorragendsten Repräsentanten der älteren Wiener Schule" (Hirsch/H. V, 441). Komplett mit den von Josef Eyerel bereits posthum herausgegeben Bänden selten, selbst das Wiener Josephinum besitzt keine uniform gebundene Reihe der "Heilungsmethode im praktischen Krankenhause zu Wien". Die ersten beiden Bände in zweiter Auflage, die übrigen alle in erster Ausgabe. - Stoll (1742-87) referiert hier in der Form jährlicher Erfahrungsberichte über die Behandlungsmethoden am gerade erst gegründeten Wiener AKH; das Gesamtwerk durch mehrere ausführliche Register erschlossen. Der Verfasser galt damals als "hervorragendster Kliniker auf deutschem Boden, zu dem wissbegierige Mediziner von nah und fern strebten, um dann die Wiener Einrichtungen nachzuahmen" (Schönbauer, Das medizinische Wien, 153). - Die schlichten blauen Pappbände etwas berieben u. bestoßen, innen papierbedingt nur minimal gebräunt bzw. fleckig. Lesky 2172 (Bde. 1 u. 2), 2171 (Bde. 4-7) u. 2170 (Bd. 3). Blake 435. Garrison/M. 1964. Engelmann (Bibliotheca medica) 560. Osler 4038. Waller 9288 (letztere nur. Bde. 1-3).

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        A Narrative of the Mutiny, on Board His Majesty's Ship Bounty; and the Subsequent Voyage of Part of the Crew, in the Ship's Boat. From Tofoa, one of the Friendly Islands, to Timor, a Dutch Settlement in the East Indies.

      First edition. 4to. iv, 88 pp. Later dark brown half calf over marbled boards, spine with gilt rules and lettered to the compartments. One of the folding charts shaved to the neatline along the lower edge, all the plates with a little foxing and minor creasing, a very good copy overall. 1 folding plate and 3 folding charts. Bligh's account of the infamous mutiny aboard the HMS Bounty and his subsequent escape. An accomplished seaman, in 1776 Bligh had been appointed by James Cook as master of the Resolution as part of his third and final voyage. He gained promotion to the rank of lieutenant and several important commissions thereafter, and was given command of the Bounty in 1787 and set sail for the East Indies, tasked with bringing back breadfruits and other botanical samples to British colonies in the West Indies. After a sojourn in Tahiti the voyage resumed in April 1789, before the mutiny occurred a few weeks later. Just off the coast of Tonga Bligh was set adrift in a much smaller vessel with 18 men and a very small cache of provisions. Nonetheless, as a testament to his seafaring skills, Bligh navigated his way to Timor, a voyage of over 3000 miles, incurring the loss of only one man.

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

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

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        British General John Burgoyne 1790 Document Signed Autograph

      A scarce draft note with signature British General John Burgoyne signs a draft note, dated 25 October 1790, with instructions to ''...pay to Mr. Henry Phillott on order one Hundred & fifty pounds value received...'' He signs, ''J. Burgoyne''. He is writing from Bath, the location of Phillott's Bear Inn and the note is addressed to Nathaniel Collyer, Esquire, of Leicester Square, London. General Burgoyne is best known to Americans for his surrender at Saratoga during the American Revolution. He died in London two years after the date of this document. The 8'' x 3.25'' draft bears a blindstamped one shilling revenue stamp. Small tears and minor paper loss to edge of document; a very good attractive document with a clear signature. Burgoyne is best known for his role in the American War of Independence. During the Saratoga campaign he surrendered his army of 5,000 men to the American troops on October 17, 1777. Appointed to command a force designated to capture Albany and end the rebellion, Burgoyne advanced from Canada but soon found himself surrounded and outnumbered. He fought two battles at Saratoga, but was forced to open negotiations with Horatio Gates. Although he agreed to a convention, on 17 October 1777, which would allow his troops to return home, this was subsequently revoked and his men were made prisoners. Burgoyne faced criticism when he returned to Britain, and never held another active command. Burgoyne was also an accomplished playwright known for his works such as The Maid of the Oaks and The Heiress, but his plays never reached the fame of his military career. He served as a member of the House of Commons of Parliament for a number of years, sitting for the seats of Midhurst and Preston. He is often referred to as Gentleman Johnny. American War of Independence related signature.

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        Atlas portatif a l'usage des Collèges, pour servir a l'intelligence des auteurs classiques. Dédié a l'Université de Paris

      S. n. t, 1790 ca. In-4° (283x235mm), legatura coeva p. pelle marrone con triplice filettatura in oro a incorniciare perimetralmente i piatti. Titolo in oro su tassello rosso e decori in oro al dorso. Unghie decorate in oro, sguardie marmorizzate. Un frontespizio figurato inciso su rame su doppio foglio da Varin (titolo inserito entro grande drappo sormontato da corona di stelle, motivi vegetali, ecc., e contornato da mappamondi, sfere armillari, squadre, compassi, volumi, ecc.) e 88 tavv. calcografiche su doppia pag. incise da Perrier da invenzione di Herissen, con i confini acquerellati, raffiguranti la totalità del mondo conosciuto. Si presentano ripiegate la carta della Francia e dei suoi 83 dipartimenti secondo il decreto dell'Assemblea Nazionale e la seguente carta topografica del dipartimento di Parigi, quest'ultima con i parchi ed i monumenti finemente acquerellati in verde ed in rosso. Restauri alla legatura, sparsi aloni e fioriture interne, un timbro ottocentesco di estinta biblioteca. In principio è interfogliata una carta con annotazioni antiche vergate al solo recto. Buona copia nel complesso. Reimpressione di questo bell'atlante ad uso degli studenti francesi curato dall'abate Grenet, professore nel Collège di Lisieux. La prima edizione è del 1781 e contiene solo 44 carte; la presente, notevolmente ampliata nella cartografia, si presenta priva di data e di indicazioni di tipografo. Degna di nota, fra l'altro, la carta generale del Sud America, la prima a indicare i cambiamenti territoriali che gli spagnoli ed i portoghesi avevano compiuto nei loro possedimenti dal trattato di pace del 1778. Cfr. Phillips, 288 (prima edizione). Francese

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        Voyage en Suisse. Traduit de l'Anglois. 3 Volumes.

      Paris, chez Letellier 1790, 205x120mm,VII- 554pages,veau marbré de l'époque, pièce de titre en cuir rouge, pièce de tomaison cuir vert, ornementations dorés, plats avec encadrement de guirlandes dorées. petit domage à la coiffe supérieure du tome 1, autrement reliures en parfait état. aucune déchirure au planches.VII- 554 p. - IV- 432 p. - III- 463 p., une grande carte dépliante, une carte dépliante du Mont-Blanc, un panorama dépliant des Alpes et 4 planches dépliantes,

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        Critik der reinen Vernunft. Dritte unveränderte Auflage.

      Riga, Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, 1790. Dritte unveränderte Auflage 884 S., 8°, neugebunden, goldgeprägter Ledereinband sauber und sehr gut erhalten. Versand D: 5,50 EUR Kritik, leder

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        Litteratur der Türken. Aus dem Italiänischen mit Zusätzen und Anmerkungen von Philipp Wilhelm Gottlieb Hausleutner. Königsberg, Friedrich Nicolovius, 1790.

      1790. 8vo. 3 parts in 1 vol. XXIV, (4), 267, (1) pp. VIII, 162; (163)-325, (1) pp. With 2 folding plates of music (1 letterpress, printed on both sides; 1 engraved). Contemp. half calf with giltstamped spine labels. All edges red. First German edition, based on the Italian original edition published in 1787. An excellent source work on the culture of the Ottoman Empire, one of the first publications ever to treat the subject. Part 1, pp. 240-267, discusses Turkish music (with two plates of music, also showing a tanbur). Part 2 mainly treats of libraries and book collections, while part 3 contains the first-ever catalogue of the famous Müteferrika press - a closely annotated bibliography of the books produced by the first Turkish printshop, installed under Ahmed III in 1727. "Toderini is still quoted as an authority on this press by modern bibliographers [...] Giovanni Battista Toderini (1728-99), Venetian philologist and book collector, accompanied the Garzoni embassy to Constantinople in 1781" (Blackmer). There, he spent five years "studying Ottoman civilization and collecting Turkish mathematical instruments as well as a great number of Arabic books and manuscripts. The work contains much information on Turkish letters, and includes a list of the books from the Seraglio library which he took to Venice on his return" (Atabey). - Binding slightly rubbed; interior cound and clean. Old ownership "Edward Bonniger" to flyleaf. Rare. Eitner X, 415. RISM B VI, 835. Graesse VI.2, 165. Fétis VIII, 233. Bigmore/W. III, 18. OCLC 7342790. Cf. Blackmer 1664. Atabey 1223f. Brunet V, 873. Not in Besterman.

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        Etrennes à la vérité ou Almanach des Aristocrates

      à Spa 1790 1 volume 18,5x12,5 Reliure Demi-cuir rouge àcinq nerfs. Un caisson avec le titre en minuscules lettres dorées, l'autre avec la date. Tranche de tête dorée. Titre complet : Etrennes à la vérité ou Almanach des Aristocrates pour la présente année, seconde de la Liberté,1790.A Spa, chez Clairvoyant, Imprimeur-Libraire de leurs Altesses Royales et Sérénissimes, Nosseigneurs[sic] les princes fugitifs, à l'enseigne de la Lanterne.Pagination : I + 80 pp + 8pp. ( Voir Notice) - Une page d'Errata après la page de titre. Huit pages (paginées en chiffres arabes) en fin de texte reproduisant un Arrêt de la Cour du Parlement de Rouen. Mention en bas de dernière page : A Rouen, de l'Imprimerie du Parlement,1790. Très bon état. Intérieur frais. Reliure avec très légères usures aux charnières. Coins du papier des plats légèrement usés laissant apparaître un fond (carton?) d'une belle couleur turquoise, d'apparence très solide. Les coins en eux-mêmes sont en très bon état. Très joli exemplaire. Ce pamphlet célèbre du début de la Révolution est un ouvrage rare. Attaque virulente contre la noblesse, le clergé, les juges et autres représentants du pouvoir alors chancelant, il sera condamné à la destruction par le Parlement de Rouen en janvier 1790. Ecoutons Luce-Marie Albigès: " Malgré la liberté illimitée que connaît la presse au début de la Révolution, cet écrit est condamné par un décret du 2 janvier 1790 de la Cour du Parlement de Rouen à être lacéré et brûlé par l'exécuteur de la Haute Justice, dans la Cour du Palais, au pied du grand escalier." (in histoire-image.org).Notre exemplaire, s'il ne contient pas les deux gravures mentionnées dans les descriptions et analyses, sans qu'aucun manque au texte ne puisse apparaître, ni aux feuillets, contient par contre, en fin de volume, la reproduction intégrale de l'Arrêt de la Cour du Parlement de Rouen, d'ailleurs dans une typographie légèrement différente de celle du reste de l'ouvrage, et signée Bréant. Le livre s'achève en dernière ligne de la dernière page "à Rouen, de l'Imprimerie du Parlement, 1790". Cela permet donc d'affirmer que l'impression de cet exemplaire est postérieure au 2 janvier 1790, date de cet Arrêt, qui contient in extenso la plaidoirie de l'avocat du roi, Monsieur Grente de Grécourt laquelle nous apprend ceci, qui intéresse notre exemplaire, qui ne peut être que de la troisième (ou ultérieure) édition :"Le méprisable libelliste est surtout acharné à poursuivre la magistrature et les magistrats. Rien ne lui est sacré ; il se joue également et du glaive des lois et de ses organes ; il menace, il poursuit, il déchire, il empoisonne tout, même la justice ! (...) Mais tirons le rideau sur de telles horreurs, et contentons-nous de dire qu'il n'y avait qu'un siècle aussi perverti que le nôtre, qui pût enfanter et accueillir un écrit aussi obscène, aussi sacrilège et aussi pernicieux que celui que nous vous dénonçons ; aussi semble-t-il avoir fait horreur à l'auteur lui-même, puisqu'à peine la première édition est-elle parue, qu'il en fait une seconde, où il a adouci la force de son poison, et retranché des gravures insultantes à tous les états, à tous les ordres, et à toutes les conditions qui existent dans la première." L'ensemble du textequi se présente comme un Almanach, établit des prédictions sur les destins de personnages célèbres, l'aristocratie, le clergé, les parlementaires, dans un ton provocateur, parfois d'une grande violence.Un petit livre très précieux par sa rareté. ***************** PORT OFFERT EN EUROPE *********************** - MERCI DE ME CONTACTER POUR LES FRAIS DE PORT AVANT TOUT PAIEMENT ! PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR SHIPPING COST BEFORE PAYING ! THANK YOU !

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        La Science Pratique des filles du monde.

      2 tomes en 1 volume. Cologne, chez Pierre Marteau 1790 (En fait 1890) - 132 pages. Ex-libris avec initial (H) surmontée d'une couronne. Noté 1790 sur la page de titre pour tromper la censure de l'époque. Belle reliure demi-chagrin havane à coins de l'époque. Dos à nerfs orné de fleurons dorés. Filet doré bordant les plats. Tête dorée. Non rogné. Pas de rousseur. Parfait état. Format in-12°(18x11).

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        Unique Collection of 62 Spectacles with some Diagnostic Tools and Carrying Cases

      United Kingdom, Germany, France, China, circa 1790-1940. An outstanding collection of 62 spectacles featuring a few very rare examples and including a scant few opticians' diagnostic and measuring tools. Some are tinted, some fold, some attach to the ear with string while others sit simply on one's nose, some were used by professionals and others would have been purchased by only the affluent, some are in their original cases. The lot contained in three glass top wooden display cases. A pleasing and expansive representation of specs. An abundant and tangible history of spectacles made in the late 1700s, through the 1800s, and up to the mid-1900s, including some vision testing and lens measuring specimens, this collection serves well to illustrate the making of optical lenses and frames, the shifts in trends and mindsets towards eyewear, and the multiple applications for magnification through glass. [In the 1700s, spectacles were made by hand. The century's most important contributions to eyewear were the invention of side or temple pieces that rest over the ear, the first appearing for the public in 1728, and Benjamin Franklin's invention of bifocals in 1784. Round lenses were almost universal until the end of the 18th century when oval lenses became fashionable.] The most unique and uncommon example of historic eyewear here is a pair of folding spectacles from China, circa 1790-1820, with threads to reach the ears, and housed in an elegant hand-crafted round wooden case with beaded draw string for closure. Also from the late 1700s to early 1800s, the collection features a pair of wig spectacles with a more or less flat bridge and straight temples made of horn or composite. Specialized magnifier eyeglasses are a highlight in this collection. Exceedingly scarce is the pair of 1800s surgeon's magnifying glasses with large square lenses. Another unusual magnifying eyewear possibly dating to the late 1700s features a very small single lens mounted to a post which stretches high from the bridge. Most likely from Germany circa 1925, a style known as the "fernrohrbrille" or telescope glasses, was also used for magnifying. Two monocle magnifying reading glasses are also present. Ten (10) "pince-nez' specimens are included, dating circa 1870-1910, most having metal frames, silver, copper or gold; two are in original owner's cases, one tinted for sun protection. Pince-nez have no temples, but are fit snugly on the bridge of the nose. [A popular style of inexpensive, everyday spectacles was the pince-nez, a French term meaning "nose pincher". Invented some five hundred years earlier, the pince-nez reappeared and was first developed in France circa 1840. They were imported to America after the 1850s. They became very popular as middle-class eyeglasses for both men and women before the end of the 19th century and were worn until about 1920. In America, they gained popularity from frequent use by public figures such as U.S. Presidents Teddy Roosevelt. ] Eight (8) Edwardian era spectacles with thin metal frames and stems are distinct for their large and notably round ear shaping. Five (5) examples this particular style's successor features straighter stems, though is still made of thin metal, one of the present examples having folding or double-hinged stems. The lot also includes two (2) half lens models and three (3) pairs with folding temples (one fully in tact, two with broken temples). [London instrument-maker and optician James Ayscough, invented this first double-hinged temple in 1752. He described these sides as "so contrived as to press neither upon the nose nor upon the temples."] Nine (9) pair of folding opera spectacles, also known as lorgnettes, circa 1850-1890, illustrate style and functionality. An innovative style of eyewear, several feature a trigger release button on the handle to open up the frames. One stem is made of ceramic and ornately decorated with a floral pattern. [A lorgnette is a pair of spectacles with a handle, used to hold them in place, rather than fitting over the ears or nose. Lorgnettes were developed around 1780 from scissor spectacles. Early designs consisted of a pair of eyeglasses with a single long handle. In the 1800s spectacles were considered evidence of old age and infirmity. As a result, people preferred to wear spectacles only when they were needed. This was especially true for women. Those who could afford it, purchased hand-held designs such as the lorgnette to avoid having glasses on their faces. In 1830, a French manufacturer designed a hinged bridge with a spring, which allowed the eyeglasses to be folded. Lorgnettes became extremely popular during the mid to late 1800s.] Three (3) unique pairs of folding sunglasses offer side protection over and above the tinted front lens, two of these are in the style of tinted motoring glasses with blue lenses, and one is pair of steampunk goggles with mesh side-shields. [Tinted lenses first became popular during the 17th century.] For the professionals in the betterment of one's sight, we find an 1870s style optician's lens trial frame made of copper half circles notched with lines and measurement values, a frame without lenses, an optometrist's green and red lensed tool for duochrome testing, and a pair of spectacles with only one blacked out lens with a hole at its center, perhaps for light testing. From Germany we find a pair of Masten-Brille prescription eye glasses in the original metal case, together with original prescription written by an optometrist in Wilmersdorf, Berlin in 1943. Most unique among the European cases is a frog mouth case, cleverly designed oblong lined box which were typically made in the mid to late 1800s, this one belonging to George Jackson & Sons Ltd. a wholesale druggist in Manchester.

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        L'ARCHITETTURA DI MARCO VITRUVIO POLLIONE TRADOTTA E COMMENTATA DAL MARCHESE BERARDO GALIANI.

      In-folio (cm. 36), leg. coeva in m. pergamena con carta decorativa post. ai piatti, tagli screziati; pp. [4], XX, 272 in ottimo stato su carta greve con splendide ill. in legno n.t. come enormi finalini (anche 3/4 di pagina), figure geometriche n.t., sobrie testatine, e in fine ben 25 tavole d'ill. in rame f.t. con altrettanti fogli di descrizione inquadrati in cornice; In Napoli, MDCCXC presso i Fratelli Terres

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        "Extraits du Man[uscript] ar[abe] no. 689". Autograph manuscript. [Paris?, c. 1790?].

      1790. 4to. 22¼ pp. on 12 ff. Extracts from the Arabic historical manuscript "no. 689" by Joseph de Guignes, the famous French sinologist and orientalist, with notes on the history of Egypt during the years 1517-1522 and the Ottoman conquest by Sultan Selim. Guignes's notes start at f. 111 and end at f. 334 of the Arabic manuscript, which is a part of a historical work on Egypt entitled "Bada'I al-Zuhur fi Waqa'I al-Duhur". The "Bada" was written by the famous chronicler of the late Mamluk and early Ottoman period in Egypt, Muhammad Ibn Iyas (1448-after November 1522) and today is kept in the manuscript section of the French Royal library (no. 1825, ancien fonds no. 689). Guignes's extract contains numerous of transcripts in Arabic script. - Today, Joseph de Guignes is best known for his "Histoire générale des Huns, des Turcs, des Mogols, et des autres Tartares occidentaux" (Paris, 1756-1758), for his unsuccessful attempts to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphics (before the 1799 discovery of the Rosetta Stone and Champollion's breakthrough), and for his theory that China was an outpost of Ancient Egypt.

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        VOYAGES DANS LE PAYS DES HOTTENTOTS, à la Caffrerie, à la Baye Botanique, et dans la Nouvelle Hollande. [Relié à la suite]. VOYAGE A LA BAIE BOTANIQUE ; avec une description du nouveau Pays de Galles méridional, de ses habitants, de ses productions, etc. et quelques détails relatifs à M. de La Pérouse, pendant son séjour à la Baie Botanique. A laquelle on a ajouté le récit historique de la Nouvelle Hollande, et des différens voyages qui y ont été faits par les Européens.

      1790A Paris, Chez Letellier, 1789-1790. Deux ouvrages reliés en un volume in-8 (131 X 200) basane fauve, double filet doré en place des nerfs, pièce de titre maroquin ocre, tranches mouchetées en rouge (reliure de l'époque) ; (1) f. blanc, titre, (1) f. d'avis préliminaire, 213 pages ; (1) f. blanc, VIII pages (dont faux-titre et titre), 266 pages, (1) f. blanc. Cernes de mouillures claires à certains feuillets, plus marqués aux premiers feuillets du volume. Manque de papier à l'angle inférieur des feuillets 153/154 et 169/170 de l'ouvrage de Tench, avec perte d'une lettre ("e" final de "espac[e]") au second feuillet. Quelques rares rousseurs. Minimes restaurations à la reliure. EDITION ORIGINALE de la traduction française, RARE. Le premier ouvrage est la traduction anglaise par Jean-Henri Castéra de la "Relation de quatre voyages dans le pays des Hottentots et dans la Caffrerie, pendant les années 1777, 1778 et 1779" du botaniste et colonel britannique William PATERSON (1755-1810). Elle contient d'intéressantes descriptions de la flore et de la faune, ainsi que les us et coutumes des Boers, Hottentots et Bushmen qui habitent les zones côtières de l'AFRIQUE DU SUD. « Ces Voyages, écrits par de vrais et courageux voyageurs, nous apprennent des faits ignorés, et nous décrivent des pays où personne n'avait encore pénétré. » (Avis préliminaire). Les pages 200 à 213 sont occupées par un intéressant Appendice sur les poisons animaux et végétaux des régions du continent noir que visita l'auteur : serpents principalement, mais également scorpions et plantes meurtrières. Paterson nous conte à cette occasion, au sujet des méfaits des serpents dans l'Hindoustan, quelques anecdotes dignes du "Kim" de Kipling. Le second ouvrage comprend, en plus de la relation du voyage de Watkin TENCH (1758-1833) à Botany Bay, un aperçu de la découverte de l'Australie et un extrait du voyage de La Pérouse dans cette région. C'est un des PREMIERS RECITS imprimés sur la COLONISATION DE L'AUSTRALIE. Watkin TENCH embarqua en 1787 à bord du navire la "Charlotte" qui transportait des prisonniers pour Botany Bay. Arrivé à destination le 20 janvier 1788, il passa une grande partie de son temps libre à explorer la région. Son récit fut publié pour la première fois en anglais en 1789. (CHADENAT, 4408, pour l'ouvrage de Tench - GAY, 3111, pour l'ouvrage de Paterson - PLESCH, 357-358, pour l'édition anglaise de 1789 de l'ouvrage de Paterson). PLAISANT EXEMPLAIRE, en pleine reliure d'époque. PLEASANT COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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        Essay upon the Law of Contracts and Agreements Two Volumes

      London: Printed for J. Johnson . . . and T. Whieldon, Fleet-Street, 1790. Original paper backed publisher's boards, showing wear, one spine chipped, else appealing in original state, all edges untrimmed; the Taussig copy First edition of the work which John Baker recently termed "the first printed treatise (worthy of the name) on the English law of contract" and, in Holdsworth's words, was "an able book . . . attain[ing] a high standard of learning

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        Governo della Toscana sotto il Regno di Sua Maestà il Re Leopoldo II.

      1790. Firenze, Cambiagi, 1790, in-folio, mezza pergamena, piatti in carta decorata, tagli spruzzati. Interessante racconto di tutta l'amministrazione della finanza, della giustizia civile e criminale, del commercio, delle arti e del bene pubblico dal 1765 al dicembre 1789. Con 4 tavole ripiegate. Prima edizione. Bell'esemplare.

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        [Magnifique ensemble (en reliure uniforme) de 15 des 16 volumes imprimés par Didot pour sa collection des moralistes anciens, 12 d'entre eux dans première édition.]

      1- Manuel d'Epictète (traducción de Naigeon), 1790 [ed. orig. 1782] // 2- Pensées morales de Confucius (traducción de Levesque), 1790 [ed. orig. 1782] // 3- Pensées morales de divers Auteurs chinois (traducidos del latín y del ruso por Levesque), 1782 // 4- Pensées d'Isocrate (traducción de Naigeon), 1782 // 5- Discours de Sénèque (traducción del abbé Auger), 1782 // 6- Morale de Sénèque (traducción de Naigeon), I, 1782 // 7- Morale de Sénèque, II, 1783 [ed. orig. 1782] // 8- Pensées morales de Cicéron (traducción de Levesque), ed. orig. 1782 [manque] // 9- Caractères de Théophraste (traducción de Levesque), 1782 // 10- Entretiens mémorables de Socrate (traducción de Levesque), I, 1782 // 11- Entretiens mémorables de Socrate, II, 1783 // 12- Sentences de Théognis (traducción de Levesque), 1783 // 13- Apophtegmes des Lacédémoniens (traducción de Levesque), 1794 // 14- Pensées morales de Plutarque, 1794 // 15- Pensées morales de Plutarque, 1794 // 16- Vies et Apophtegmes de philosophes grecs, 1795.- // Reliure précieuse en chevreau couleur aubergine foncé, plats avec bordure gaufrée décorée de fleurons dorés dans les coins, chants à filet doré, chassess dorés à la roulette et tranches dorées. Quelque peu élimé dans certains des volumes. Un ensemble magnifique.- // Prov.: Pas de données.- // Refs.: Barbier, I, 633c; Brunet, III, 1885; van Praet, III, 28. Quels sont-ils et quel est le nombre de volumes qui composent cette collection est un peu ce qui a été discuté depuis que Brunet y a inclus aussi bien les deux volumes de la Morale de Jésus-Christ et de ses apôtres, imprimés pour la première fois en 1785, comme les quatre derniers volumes de 1794 et 1795 : celui des Lacédémoniens, les deux de Plutarque et celui des vies et apophtegmes des philosophes grecs. Barbier, par contre, a limité la collection aux 16 titres 'laïcs'. Pour compliquer plus, Techener, dans son Bulletin du Bibliophile, a décrit postérieurement en mars 1835 la collection comme composée de 18 volumes, comme Brunet, en changeant, postérieurement, en juin 1844, pour la décrire de seulement de 16, comme Barbier, à partir du fait que dans les rééditions depuis 1790, la maison Didot incluait seulement dans la collection les 16 'laïcs'. Finalement, peut-être pour ne pas vouloir entrer en polémiques, Techener finira par dire de la collection, dans son Livres choisis de 1855, qu'elle est composée de 18 volumes, « dont les deux derniers étaient ceux de la Morale de Jésus-Christ ». Pour la défense de Barbier, il convient de faire valoir qui dans le Catalogue des livres imprimés sur vélin de la Bibliothèque du Roi, rédigé par J. - B. - B. van Praet en 1822, on décrit la collection selon 10 ouvrages en 13 volumes et que, tenant compte du fait que Louis XVI ne fut pas guillotiné jusqu'à 1793, il faut penser que le fait que l'on ne mentionne pas les deux volumes de la Morale de Jésus-Christ et de ses apôtres, seulement peut être dû au fait qu'ils ne faisaient pas partie de la collection : publiés en 1785, s'ils avaient appartenu à la collection, on en aurait aussi imprimé quelques exemplaires en vélin qui auraient été remis à la Bibliothèque royale. Le contraire est impensable dans une 'Collection... dédiée au Roi'. En ce qui concerne les trois derniers volumes, qui ne sont pas mentionnés non plus dans le catalogue de van Praet, ils n'ont jamais pu être envoyés à la bibliothèque : ils appartiennent à l'impasse entre la disparition de l'institution Bibliothèque du Roi et la création en 1795 de la nouvelle Bibliothèque nationale. En ce qui concerne l'ordre d'édition, Didot lui-même publia en 1782, dans le volume de Cicéron (p 188), la liste ordonnée des 8 premiers volumes parus (que van Praet respecte), de sorte que nous nous y sommes conformés pour énoncer l'ordre initial, et à celui offert par van Praet pour ceux restants, exception faite du volume correspondant à Théognis, parce qu'il fut imprimé après les Entretiens de Socrate. En ce qui concerne les dates des premières éditions, nous devons de nouveau considérer comme valables celles qui apparaissent chez van Praet, puisqu'inévitablement les exemplaires imprimés en vélin doivent leur correspondre. De tous les volumes, le seuls qui furent imprimés en indiquant dans leur première édition la licence d'impression furent les Pensées morales de Confucius (11-Déc-1781), les Pensées morales de divers Auteurs chinois (19-Jan-1782), le second volume des Pensées morales de Séneque (29-Jul-1782) et le second volume des Entretiens mémorables de Socrates (21-Mar-1783). Avec cette Collection des moralistes anciens, dans laquelle tous les ouvrages sont imprimés à dix-sept lignes, Didot l'aîné a apporté à la plus haute qualité éditoriale le nouveau format in- 18, les corporations de Paris suivant l'imprimerie lyonnaise. Il ne paraît pas nécessaire d'indiquer qu'il est presqu'impossible de trouver des ensembles complets de cette collection dans lesquels tous les volumes soient des premières éditions et ceux-ci sont très bien reliés de manière uniforme. Celui-ci que nous offrons est, probablement, celui s'approchant le plus de l'idéal pouvant être obtenu.

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        Die Welt in Bildern vorzüglich zum Vergnügen und Unterricht der Jugend. Das Pflanzenreich.

       Wien, Baumeisterischen Buchdruckerey 1790. Bd. 4 (v. 6). 4°. Titel, S. 1-117 u. 120 - 162., 1 Bl. Mit Titelvignette und 49 (statt 50) Kupfertafeln. HLdr. d. Zt. Rü. u. Kanten berieb. Es fehlt die Tafel 35 (Zuckerrohr) mit dem beschreibenden Text (Seiten 117-120).Nissen ZBL 263 - Die prachtvollen Tafeln in durchwegs sehr kräftigen Abzügen. (Gezeichnet von Sollerer und gestochen v. Mansfeld). Oft wurden Expl. dieses seltenen Werkes mit zweifelhafter Qualität koloriert. Unser Expl. ist nicht koloriert und von außergewöhnlich guter Erhaltung. Lediglich die Tafel 3 mit kleineren Stockflecken. Sehr selten. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Naturwissenschaften, Botanik

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        Seven pamphlets

      vp, nd. 2 vols. 8vo & 12mo. Black buckram. The last title in a seperate black buckram volume. 2 vols. 8vo & 12mo. 1. Draught of New Plan for the Organisation of the Judicial Establishment in France... np. March, 1790. First edition. 26, 38, 12, 22, 32, 65, [errata], 47, [blank], [2ads]pp. ODNB explains the reception in France of Bentham's Draught... "The letter appeared in the Journal de Paris and instalments of the 'Draught' in Mirabeau's Courier de Provence. Bentham heard little about the fate of this work, however, until October 1791, when he learned that Jean-Philippe Garran de Coulon, a member of the national assembly, had cited Bentham's work, praised it highly, proposed that a committee of the national assembly should examine the 'Draught', and that Bentham should be invited to communicate his ideas on civil law. When Bentham learned of these proposals, he sent Garran copies of his 'Essay on political tactics', an extract from 'Panopticon' in French (prepared by Dumont), a promise to send the English version, and an offer to establish a panopticon prison in France." The assembly declined the latter proposal. ESTC T103432 2. Emancipate Your Colonies! Addressed to the National Convention of France... Now first published for sale. London, for Robert Heward, 1830. First trade edition. 86pp. This was Bentham's first effort to analyse what he believed was the false economy of colonialism. He believed it was disadvantageous to both parties. Bentham privately printed an edition in 1793. Kress, C.2445 3. Defense of Usury... New York, 1837. Later American edition. 48pp. This is Bentham's celebrated critique on Adam Smith's opposition to free interest rates espoused in his Wealth of Nations. Kress, C.4304 4. Bentam's Radical Reform Bill, with Extracts from the Reason. 8vo. London: Printed for E. Wilson, 1819 5. Article Eight of the Westminster Review ... Mr Humphrey's Observations on the English Law of Real Property. London, 1827. First edition. 64pp. Through the 1820s Bentham took an interest in law reform, which included land law and this review was part of his attempt to influence the 1828 real property commission. 6. Letters to Count Toreno on the Proposed Penal Code... London, 1822 First edition. 120pp. No copies at auction. OCLC locates two copies. None listed at auction. With the change in government in Spain in 1820, Bentham became interested in the liberalism in Mediterranean Europe and South America. 7. Panopticon; or, The Inspection House... Dublin,Printed; London reprinted and sold by T. Payne, at Mews Gate, 1791. First London edition. (Lacking the 8 pp of prelims ) Uncut in modern buckram. Ex-lib stamp to verso of title, clumsy repair to final leaf. 140pp. Some leaves out of order. With the following inscription: "Presented to J.G. Bruff by Col. Jno. W Kearney U.S. Top. Eng. 1846" though curiously in Bruff's hand. He further notes: "The author a celebrated literati was British government agent in [?] Printed by Tom Pain" ESTC N11216 Bentham's was profoundly committed to the idea of the Panopticon, a prison based in part on his Utilitarianist principles, although even in his own time its inhumane (and totalitarian) aspects were decried.

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        [A portable diptych dial made in Germany, probably at the end of the 18th century].

      A charming pocket sundial with a string gnomon (pointer), adjustable for accuracy at any latitude. Size: 4 x 65, cm. Internally engraved paper over wood with hand coloured faces, compass bowl under glass. Upper cover with pasted-on engraved list of cities within decorated border (stained and with some loss). In the 16th and 17th centuries sundials, before the reliable watches were invented, were the only way that people could tell the time accurately. The diptych dials are able to tell the time from the position of the sun in the sky. The sun casts the shadow of a spike called the "gnomon" (in this case a string) onto a series of lines that have been calibrated to show the hours in the day, 1790.

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        ALS ("Matthias Claudius"). Wandsbeck, 24. VII. 1790.

      1790. 8vo. 2 ½ pp. on double leaf. To a "dear professor": "Hier kommen die verlangten 30 Exemplaar [probably vol. 5 of his "Asmus omnia sua secum portans, oder Sämtliche Werke des Wandsbecker Bothen", published the previous year]. Wenn etwa eins auf der lange[n] Reise beschädiget würde, habe ich ein 31stes beygelegt. Ihr Herr Zettele hat bezahlt, und ich danke für gute Zahlung. Dieser Herr Zettele gefällt uns nicht übel, und wir spiegeln uns an seiner Bescheidenheit, Mäßigkeit pp Gott erhalte ihn dabey - denn es ist viel oft schwerer dergleichen zu bleiben als zu seyn - so kann ein guter Erzieher aus ihm werden. Aber wir haben lachen müßen, daß seine Eleven zum Theil erst gebohren werden sollen. Der Graf Tupper macht es sans Comparaison wie der liebe Gott, der seine Kinder liebt und sorgt schon ehe sie sind. Grüßen Sie die Ruesche samt und sonders herzlich von uns, und den guten alten Beeke, und sich selbst; Wir lieben und achten Euch unbekannter Weise, und wünschen Euch alles Gutes. [I]ch danke auch vielmahl für die Bücher. Gott sey mit Ihnen [...]". - The "Ruesch" mentioned is probably Johann Baptist von Ruoesch (1744-1832), "Beeke" is probably the composer and pianist Ignaz von Beecke (1733-1803), who kept company with Gluck and Mozart and enjoyed their esteem. - Not in Hans Jessen, Matthias Claudius. Briefe an Freunde, Berlin 1938. - Reverse of fol. 2 with insignificant traces of mounting.

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        L'ENEIDE tradotta in versi italiani da Clemente Bondi.

      dalla Stamperia Reale, 1790-1793, Parma, - 2 voll. in-8 gr., pp. (8), XXIII, 273; 295, 1 cb, bella leg. p. perg. coeva con unghie, doppio tass. e tit. oro ai d. Tagli spruzzati. Con il ritr. di Virgilio in picc. incis. in rame ai front. Belliss. edizione volgarizzata del poema virgiliano con l'illustre commento del gesuita e latinista Clemente Bondi (1742-1821) che fu bibliotecario per diversi anni a Mantova. Dedicat. a Maria Beatrice d’Este. Una delle più pregevoli e accurate versioni italiane dell’opera virgiliana, in elegante edizione bodoniana. Brooks 400. De Lama II, 57. Ottimo stato di conservaz. su carta forte. [344]

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        Skizze von Wien. Wien und Leipzig, Krauß, 1787-1790.

      1790. 6 Hefte in 1 Band. 974, (2) SS. Die 6 mitpaginierten Titelblätter gestochen. Lederband der Zeit mit Resten von goldgepr. Rückenschildchen. Buntpapiervorsätze. 8vo. Mischexemplar der in dieser Vollständigkeit seltenen, 1786-90 erschienenen Wiener Zeitschrift. Die Hefte 4 (1787) und 6 (1790) in erster, Hefte 1 (1789), 3 (1787) und 5 (1789) in zweiter, Heft 2 (1789) in dritter Auflage; somit komplett. "Da die Auflagenbezeichnung [...] nur auf den - oft nicht mitgebundenen - gelben Heftumschlägen aufgedruckt ist, andererseits das Erscheinungsjahr nur auf den Kupferstichtiteln ersichtlich ist, können zur Auflagenbestmmung der Hefte 1-3 unterschiedliche Vignetten, Typographie und Paginierung herangezogen werden [...] In nahezu allen Exemplaren sind die Hefte 1-3 in verschiedenen Auflagen erhalten" (ORBI, ohne Nennung einer Folgeauflage für Heft 5). "Zenker zitiert den Titel als 'Skizzen von Wien' und gibt Erscheinungsjahre mit 1786-1787 an" (ebd.). Die 169 Feuilletons schildern Zustände, Gesellschaft und Topographie des josephinischen Wien. "Stellenweise etwas frei und derb, u. a.: Gecken beiderlei Geschlechts; von der Liebe, Galanterie; Abnahme der Ehen; reife Mädchen; Kammerjungfern; Stubenmädchen; Lustmädchen; Lustseuche; soll man Bordelle (Freudenhäuser) anlegen?; Mädchen-Pensionat; Moden; Bäder; Nonnenklöster; Findelhaus; Ständelweiber; Heirathen etc." (Hayn/G.). Der so vielseitige wie nach Wurzbachs Worten "specifisch-wienerische" Schriftsteller (1756-1823), aus dem Niederbayerischen gebürtig, war Sekretär und Bibliothekar beim Staatskanzler Fürst v. Kaunitz, bevor er durch die Heirat mit einer vermögenden Frau zu einer geistvollen Figur der Wiener Gesellschaft wurde. - Buchblock etwas geknautscht. Einband berieben; Ecken und Kapitale bestoßen. Am vorderen Innendeckel Buchhändlermarke Rudolf Heger, Wien (Öhlberger 111, Var. 3). Aus der Viennensia-Sammlung Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Engel. Gugitz 2454. Wernigg 2783. Hayn/Gotendorf VIII, 504. Slg. Mayer 345. Holzmann/Bohatta IV, 2760. ORBI 3,2:1270. Kirchner 1180. Zenker 253.

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        Plan de législation criminelle. Ouvrage dans lequel on traite des délits et des peines, de la force des preuves et des présomptions, et de la manière d'acquérir ces preuves et ces présomptions durant l'instruction de la procédure, de manière à ne blesser ni la justice, ni la liberté, et à concilier la douceur, avec la certitude des châtiments, et l'humanité avec la sûreté de la société civile.

      Paris, Rochette, 1790 ; in-8 ; bradel cartonné recouvert de papier marbré, pièce de titre bleu-nuit, non rogné (reliure du XIXe) ; 157 pp., (1 bl.), portrait gravé par Blanchard en frontispice et rajouté : "Commandements de la Patrie par Marat (l'Ami du Peuple), Extrait du Publiciste Parisien" (XIXe). Ex-libris P. Duputel. (INED, 3053).Seconde édition après celle de Neuchatel en 1780 ; en réalité, l'ouvrage a été complètement remanié et enrichi. Très repandu en Suisse et en Allemagne, la première version de ce traité y a exercé une certaine influence au point que Joseph II en avait adopté certains points. Bon exemplaire à toutes marges, le document ajouté est tout à fait intéressant. Infimes usures et un coin un peu mâché, sans gravité.

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        1790 First Catholic Bible Printed in the US - Philadelphia

      Carey's Catholic Bible, 1790. The Holy Bible, translated from the Latin Vulgate: Diligently compared with the Hebrew, Greek, and other editions, in Divers Languages; and first published by the English College at Doway, Anno 1609. Newly revised, and corrected, according to the Clementine Edition of the scriptures. With annotations for elucidating the principal difficulties of Holy Writ. Philadelphia: Carey Stewart, and Co, 1790. First American Catholic Bible. Thick 4to. Carey's Catholic Bible, 1790. Hills 23; Herbert 1343.A number of firsts in a single volume: the first Catholic Bible printed in the United States, the first Catholic Bible printed in any language in the New World, the first Bible printed in quarto format in the US the first Bible printed by Mathew Carey, and the first minority religion Bible printed in America. Margaret Hills describes this edition as "the rares of the notable early American editions of the Bible.Catholics constituted only a small minority of the population of the United States in 1790. Even so, Mathew Carey, an exile from Ireland, believed that America could support the publication of an edition of the English Catholic Bible. He secured approximately 475 subscribers, and it is though the print run did not exceed 500 copies.

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        L'Italia secondo le ultime osservazioni divisa ne' suoi Stati principali

      1790. " - EDIZIONE ORIGINALE, COLORITURA COEVA - Importante e decorativa mappa tratta dal ""Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni"", edito a Roma dal 1792 fino al 1801, opera che la Calcografia Camerale commissionò al Cassini al fine di sostituire l'ormai obsoleto ""Mercurio Geografico"". Giovanni Maria Cassini, Chierico Regolare Somasco fu geografo e cartografo, ma anche intagliatore di architetture e prospettive - uno dei migliori discepoli di Giovanni Battista Piranesi - Cassini fu uno degli ultimi sferografi italiani del Settecento ed i suoi globi ebbero una notevole diffusione, come pure questo ""Nuovo Atlante Geografico"". Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva dei contorni, leggere bruniture, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. L'Atlante del Cassini fu ristampato dalla Calcografia Camerale nel primo quarto del XIX secolo, prima del 1839. Solo gli esemplari di prima edizione come questo sono stampati su carta vergata coeva e sono colorati a mano in epoca. Le tirature del XIX secolo sono già su carta meccanica, priva di vergelle, e generalmente in bianco e nero." - FIRST EDITION, CONTEMPORARY OUTLINE COLOUR - The Italian painter and engraver, Giovanni Maria Cassini, produced this splendid map of as part of his epic three - volume atlas. Published in: Nuovo atlante geografico universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni. Roma, Calcografia camerale, 1792 - 1801. Cassini was geographer and cartographer but he was also good at engraving architectural items and perspectives - he was one of the best disciples Giovanni Battista Piranesi had. Moreover, Cassini was one of the last artists to engrave spheres in the XVIII century and his globes were quite famous and widespread, and realized the most important Italian Atlas of the XVIII century; his maps always bear a cartouche, extremely rich in colours and details. Copperplate with fine original hand colour, some foxing, otherwise in very good condition. The Cassini's Atlas was reprinted by the Calcografia Camerale in the first quarter of XIXth century (before 1839). Only the first edition of the atlas is printed on contemporary laid paper, while the late issue are on XIXth century paper and often without colour. Roma Rome 500 370

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        Li regni di Napoli e di Sicilia divisi nelle loro provincie.

      Calcografia camerale,, Roma, 1790 - Incisione in rame mm 478x353, colorata a mano. Bel cartiglio figurato in basso a destra. Giovanni Maria Cassini (1745-1824) è stato un religioso, geografo e cartografo. Le sue carte geografiche ebbero un notevole successo. Bell'esemplare marginoso con leggerissime fioriture lungo la piega centrale, due macchie nell'angolo in alto, nella parte destra piccolo restauro marginale.

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        Carta nautica della costa adriatica fra San Benedetto ed Ortona.

      1790 ca.. Incisione in rame di Giuseppe Guerra, mm 895x590. Foglio XXIII tratto da "Atlante Marittimo delle Due Sicilie" realizzato tra il 1783 ed il 1792. Ottimo stato di conservazione eccettuata qualche pieghetta.

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        Viaggio negli Stati Uniti dell'America settentrionale fatto negli anni 1785, 1786, e 1787 da Luigi Castiglioni.. Con alcune osservazioni sui vegetabili più utili di quel paese. Tomo primo [-secondo]

      Marelli, 1790. Due volumi in 8vo (mm. 224x145), brossura originale marmorizzata, pp. XII, 403, (1 bianca) con VIII tavole e mappe calcografiche ripiegate fuori testo, pp. VI, 402, (2 bianche) pp. con III tabelle ripiegate e 6 tavole e mappe incise, anch'esse ripiegate, numerate IX-XIV. Alla carta L5r comincia con titolo proprio la sezione Osservazioni sui vegetabili più utili degli Stati Uniti. Magnifico esemplare intonso con barbe. PRIMA EDIZIONE. Frutto principale del soggiorno di due anni del Castiglioni in America fu il Viaggio, compendio sistematico e prezioso di informazioni di prima mano sulla topografia, la storia, le istituzioni, i costumi, l'agricoltura e l'industria di vari stati americani dal Massachusetts alla Georgia, a cui si aggiunge in appendice una descrizione delle piante autoctone ritenute degne di note e adottabili in Italia. Senza raggiungere la raffinatezza e la genialità di un Tocqueville, in Castiglioni troviamo una franchezza ed un'onestà che conferiscono vigore e fascino ad una narrazione per altri versi un po' piatta. Luigi Castiglioni (1757-1832), milanese, conobbe Benjamin Franklin nel 1784 a Passy in Francia. Franklin trovò Castiglioni intelligente ed amabile e si offrì di aiutarlo nei suoi viaggi americani. Castiglioni, già formato nelle scienze naturali, imparò l'inglese durante alcuni viaggi in Inghilterra tra il 1784 e il 1785. Al suo apparire, il Viaggio fu ben accolto, in particolare per i suoi aspetti scientifici. Non è improbabile che la censura austriaca abbia ostracizzato l'opera per tutti i riferimenti positivi che essa contiene circa la nuova repubblica americana a livello sia di governo che di società (cfr A. Pace, a cura di, Luigi Castiglioni's Viaggio: Travels in the United States of North America 1785-87, Syracuse, 1983). Castiglioni attraversò il Canada, il Delaware, la Pennsylvania, New York, il New Jersey, il Connecticut, il Rhode Island, il Massachusetts, il Vermont, il New Hampshire, il Maryland, la Virginia, la Georgia e il Nord e Sud Carolina, facendo tappa a Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimora, Annapolis, Mount Vernon, Dumfries (dove descrive un magazzino di tabacco), Richmond, Charleston, Savannah e Charlottesville (con una visita a Monticello). &ldquo,Castiglioni's purposes in visiting America were to witness the birth of a republic out of diverse people occupying a large area and to study the plants of North America with the particular view of finding species which might be introduced into Europe. He is credited with having imported into Lombardy the locust, which had flourished mightily by the time of his death, the catalpa, and the arbor vitae.. The account of Luigi's journey is interrupted, as he leaves a state, by a sort of encyclopedia type of miscellany on the state. For South Carolina, for example, he discourses on history, the districts, John Locke's proposals, government, the inscription on the Pitt monument at Charleston, buildings, churches, trade, climate, and manners (abuse of liquor).. The new Constitution of the United States, given him by Franklin, is reprinted entire, probably its first translation into Italian..&rdquo, (Th.D. Clark, Travels in the Old South. A Bibliography, Oklahoma, 1956, II, p. 94). Le tavole mostrano un iceberg, una pianta di Boston, vari oggetti indiani, una pianta di New York, una pianta di Charleston, diversi tipi di recinzioni, un mulino con relativi strumenti per la produzione di riso, figure che illustrano la coltivazione e la lavorazione del tabacco, piante indigene e animali come le foglie di quercia, l'opossum, la foglia del "Franklinia Altamaha", il sommacco, etc. Il volume presenta uno dei primi vocabolari a stampa della lingua Cherokee e contiene la prima traduzione italiana quasi integrale della Costituzione degli Stati Uniti. Una traduzione tedesca del Viaggio, ad opera di Magnus Peterson, fu pubblicata a Memmingen nel 1793. Catalogo unico, ITICCUPUVE011542, Sabin, 11413, Pritzel, 1595, A. Grab, The Italian Enlightenment and the American Revolution, in: &ldquo,The American Constitution as a Symbol and Reality in Italy&rdquo,, E.P. Noether, ed., Lewiston, 1989, pp. 41-42, R. Healey, Italian Literature Before 1900 in English Translation. An Annotated Bibliography 1929-2008, Toronto, Buffulo London, 2011, nr. 8312.

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        Circa 1800 Sammelband of Scottish Poetry Chapbooks [Chap Books], Sermons, and Songs [Nonce Volume]: Braes of Gleniffer; to which are added, The Lass O'Gowrie, Bonny Jean, and The Yellow-hair'd Laddie.; The Bonny Highland Lad. Birks of Abergeldie, Lash'd to the Helm, Miss Forbes' Farewel to Banff.; The Haughs of Crumdel. Giving a full account of that Memorable Battle, fought by the great Montrose and the Clans, against Oliver Cromwell; to which are added, The Beggar. The Little Couple.; The Two Constant Lovers Who Died on the Road; to which is added, The Flower O'Strathblane, and From Thee, Eliza.; An Excellent Old Song, Called the Laird of Logie. To which are added, Tibbie Fowler. The Grand Tack. The Grinder.; Lay thy loof in mine lass! A very old Song. to which are added That incomparably excellent Song Entitled Lord Thomas of Winsberry. Also, The waeful Tragedy of William and Margaret. and a Drinking Song.; The Life & Age of Man, or, A short Description of the Nature, Rise, and Fall, - according to...

      Leather spine, marbled boards. A collection of 25 poems, songs, and sermons originally published separately between 1790 and 1815, collected here in one volume. Most notable among the sermons is one encouraging missions to Africa and Asia by Claudius Buchanan, a Scottish theologian with the Church Missionary Society, who served as Vice Provost of the College of Calcutta in India. The poems are written in the dialect of the time, and thus provide an interesting snapshot of the language used in that country in the late 18th and early 19th century. Several woodcut illustrations. Some individual titles appear in ESTC, others do not.Full contents: Braes of Gleniffer; to which are added, The Lass O'Gowrie, Bonny Jean, and The Yellow-hair'd Laddie.; The Bonny Highland Lad. Birks of Abergeldie, Lash'd to the Helm, Miss Forbes' Farewel to Banff.; The Haughs of Crumdel. Giving a full account of that Memorable Battle, fought by the great Montrose and the Clans, against Oliver Cromwell; to which are added, The Beggar. The Little Couple.; The Two Constant Lovers Who Died on the Road; to which is added, The Flower O'Strathblane, and From Thee, Eliza.; An Excellent Old Song, Called the Laird of Logie. To which are added, Tibbie Fowler. The Grand Tack. The Grinder.; Lay thy loof in mine lass! A very old Song. to which are added That incomparably excellent Song Entitled Lord Thomas of Winsberry. Also, The waeful Tragedy of William and Margaret. and a Drinking Song.; The Life & Age of Man, or, A short Description of the Nature, Rise, and Fall, - according to the Twelve Months of the Year. To which is added, Crazy Jane, and The betray'd Lover.; The Wonderful Magic Pill; or, Davie and Bess.; The Land of the Thistle; To which is added, Turnimspike, and Auld Robin Gray.; The Scots Piper's Queries, or John Falkirk's Cariches. to which are added His Comical and Witty Jokes; Laird of Cool's Ghost! Being a Copy of several Conferences and Meetings that past betwixt the Rev Mr. Ogilvie, late Minister of the Gospel at Innerwick in East Lothian and the Ghost of Mr. Maxwell, late Laird of Cool. As it was found in Mr Ogilvie's closet after his Death, very soon after these Conferences.; The Life and Surprising Exploits of That Renowned Hero, Sir William Wallace.; The Adventures of Bamfylde Moore Carew, For more than Forty Years King of the Beggars (incomplete); Murders. True Examples of the Interposition of Providence in the Discovery and Punishment of Murder; The Merchant of Denmark; or, The Life and Adventures of A Virtuous and Heroick Lady.; The Whimsical Love of Thomas Whittle; with the Comical Reception he found from that Imperious Beauty, Ann Dobson. to which is added, Whittle's Humorous Letter to Mr Moody.; The Star in the East! A Sermon, Preached in the Parish Church of St. James, Bristol, on Sunday, February 26, 1809, for the Benefit of the Society for Missions to Africa & the East; A Grain of Mustard-Seed: or, The Least Measure of Grace that is or can be Effectual to Salvation. to which is added, Some Excellent Rules of Meditation.; A Glimpse of Glory: or, A Gospel Discovery of Emmanuel's Land.; A Key to Open Heaven's Gate: or, A Ready Path-Way to Lead to Heaven.; Pious and Godly Meditations in Watches of the Night, on the Mournful State of Zion. in The Day of Backsliding, and sad Calamity: or, The Shepherd Restored, and her Joy will increase. Being a Call to the Watch-Men that go about the City.; The Great Duty of Confessing Christ before Men, stated and recommended. A Sermon, Preached at Stirling, Monday 29th July, 1805.; Joseph; Advice to the Aged; Friendly Advice to all Whom it May Concern. In need of recasing (binding nearly split towards middle), some pages trimmed significantly (though with only minor loss of text), one work (Bamfylde Moore Carew) missing a portion of the text (though it is evident it was missing when the volume was bound), boards rubbed with minor loss from front corner. Glasgow; Edinburgh; Newcastle upon Tyne; Stirling; Falkirk; Kilmarnock: T. Johnston; M. Randall; R Hutchison; J. Neilson; J. Marshall; J. and M. Robertson; C. Randall; H. Crawford; J. Ritchie, 1815. Fair/No Jacket.

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         Carte de France levée par ordre du roy. Première feuille.

      [Paris, circa 1790]. En 21 sections montées sur toile et pliées, formant une carte de 604 x 936 mm. Première feuille de la carte de Cassini, couvrant Paris et ses environs. Elle s'étend du nord au sud entre Pontoise et Montlhéry, et d'ouest en est entre Montfort-l'Amaury et Coutevroult. Les villes principales sont aquarellées en rose. La carte de Cassini est la première carte générale et particulière du royaume de France. En 1747, Louis XV décide de confier à César-François Cassini l'élaboration d'une carte de France, "particulière" - c'est-à-dire détaillée - et "générale", parce-qu'elle doit couvrir tout le royaume. Les levés furent effectués entre 1756 et 1789 et les 182 feuilles composant la carte furent publiées entre 1756 et 1815. Trois générations de Cassini se succédèrent pour achever ce travail, principalement César-François Cassini de Thury dit Cassini III (mort en 1787) et son fils Jean-Dominique Cassini de Thury dit Cassini IV. Cette carte constituait pour l'époque une véritable innovation et une avancée technique décisive. Elle est la première carte à s'appuyer sur une triangulation géodésique dont l'établissement prit plus de cinquante ans. La carte de Cassini ne sera pas remplacée avant 1866, avec la carte d'Etat-Major à l'usage des militaires. Echelle en toises et en mètres. Très bel exemplaire brillamment aquarellé à l'époque. Petite galerie de vers dans la marge supérieure, infimes trous de vers dans la partie gauche de la carte. Rare dans de tels coloris.

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        A document boldly signed by Boston Patriots and Signers of the Declaration of Independence, John Hancock and Samuel Adams, appointing Dr. Nathaniel Ames as Justice of the Peace. The Ames family owned a famous tavern that could have served Sam Adams' beer!

      Boston, Massachusetts, 1790. 11.25" x 17.25". "Partly Printed Document Signed ""John Hancock"" as Governor of Massachusetts, one page, 11.25"" x 17.25"". Boston, February 10, 1790. Manuscript Document Signed ""S. Adams"" as Lieutenant Governor on verso. Boston, April 14, 1790. Blind embossed paper seal of Massachusetts affixed at upper left. Fine condition.Appointment of ""Nathaniel Ames of Dedham to be one of the Justices to keep the Peace in our County of Suffolk for the term of Seven years … ""Nathaniel Ames' father, Nathaniel Ames, Jr. (1708 - 1764), was the founder and editor of the first American almanac, The Astronomical Diary and Almanack for 1726, which he published in 1725, seven years before Benjamin Franklin's Poor Richards Almanack. His son, the appointee in the document here offered, Nathaniel (1741 - 1822), continued publishing the almanac for ten years after his father's death. A graduate of Harvard in 1761, Nathaniel became a physician, as well as an almanac publisher. The senior Ames became involved in a landmark court case over the famous family tavern and its ownership. The Tavern was the site of the second of three meetings leading to the publication of the Suffolk Resolves in 1774, a document that framed the colonists’ grievances and is viewed, ironically, considering the other signers of the present document, as a precursor to the Declaration of Independence. In at least one publication this place is known as ""The birthplace of the American Revolution"". It was called the Ames Tavern, and was renamed when Ames’ widow married Richard Woodward. This document has so many interesting connections and in the modern day, one cannot help but ponder if the Ames Tavern served Samuel Adams beer.One of only six documents we can find in the last forty years that bear both patriots' signatures, the prices for which have reached as much as $40,000."

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        Veduta della Piazza d'Arezzo

      1790. Livorno Leghorn 435 315

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        Iconologie par figures, ou Traité complet des allégories, emblêmes, etc. Ouvrage utile aux artistes, aux amateurs, et peuvent servir à l'éducation des jeunes personnes. Par MM. Gravelot et Cochin.

      Paris, Lattré, s.d. (vers 1790). 4 volumes in-8, XVI-99-(1), 112, 106 et 168 pp., relure de l'époque plein veau raciné, dos ornés, tranches dorées (dos très légèrement frottés ; sinon bel exemplaire). EXEMPLAIRE SUR GRAND PAPIER, complet des 202 planches, des 4 titres gravés et des 2 portraits. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s).* Frais de port en sus. * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *

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        View of Venice]. Platea S. Stephani ad Meridiem (plate no VII).

      Venice: c 1790 - Engraving after drawings by Canaletto. Overall dimensions 55.5cm by 40.5cm. "Self-styled as painter, architect, and engraver, Visentini enjoyed a long career in Venice where he was connected to the Academia and to the artistic and publishing circle centred around Consul Joseph Smith. Visentini's etchings are distinguished in the confidence and authority of their perspectival projection and etched line. Visentini's buildings seldom sag and never "sink" under their own weight into the water of the canals as they occasionally might in the work of Carlevaris and Mariechi. Canaletto's compositions are quite various and are refreshingly dramatic in the contrast between the large foreground buildings and the smaller ones in the receding perspective. These views were crucial to forming the image of Venice in the mind of its visitors" (Millard).

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        Carta Compendiata dello Stato di Milano

      1790. piega centrale editoriale mm 382x442

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        L`impresario in Angustie ou le directeur dans l`embarras, opéra bouffon en deux actes. Représenté sur le Théâtre de Monsieur. Musique del signor Cimarosa, Paroles Françoises par Mr. Dxxx

      Paris : Sieber, PN 1051, [1790]. - Partitur, [2] (Titel, verso blanco), 214 S. Fol. Gestochen. Mod. Ln. Bibliotheksexpl. mit Stempeln, Zettel. Stellenweise Bleistift-Eintragungen. Verlagsangabe überklebt, teilweise abgerissen, ohne Textverlust. // Full score. Engraved. Mod. cloth. Ex-library copy with stamps and library label. Partially pencilled annotations. Paste-over label to publisher`s imprint, partially removed without loss to text. Text in Französisch und Italienisch. Die italienische Uraufführung fand 1786 in Napoli statt.Versand D: 4,00 EUR illustration, Oper, opera, illustration, Oper, Oper

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        Les aventures de Télémaque fils d'Ulysse

      A Paris de l'Imprimerie de Monsieur en 1790, 2 volumes (155×245) sur vélin fort, VIII+2f+426 et11f.+408pages Reliures d'attente roses à coins verts, tranches non rognes, avec figures en taille douce dessinées par Cochin et Moreau le Jeune. Frontispice du volume 1 par Vivien, gravé par Hubert et 24 gravures pleine page sous serpente par Mavillier et Dambrun. Dos insolés et épauffrés, reliures solides, sans rousseurs, parfait état intérieur.7416

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        Erleichterte Kenntniß und Heilung des Trippers

      Kopenhagen und Leipzig, Faber und Nitschke, 1790. Dritte, stark vermehrte und durchaus verbesserte Ausgabe. 468 S. (Neuer) hochwertiger Handeinband in rotem Halbleinen mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel; Buchdeckel mit grün-roten Marmorbezügen und Leinenecken. Format: 19 x 11 cm. Sehr seltene Darstellung des deutsch-dänischen Mediziners und Dichters Johann Clemens Tode (1736 - 1805). Der aus den Vierlanden stammende Tode ließ sich zum Chirurgen ausbilden und wurde 1758 Assistent in Kopenhagen, 1763 königlicher Reisechirurg. 1765 wurde ihm für ein Weiterbildungsstudium in Holland, England und Frankreich ein Reisestipendium bewilligt. Nach Beendigung seines Studiums in Kopenhagen erwarb er 1769 den Doktorgrad und habilitierte sich noch im selben Jahr an der dortigen Universität. Nach einigen Jahren als Hofmedicus erlangte er 1774 eine Professur. Inhalt: I. Geschichte und Natur des Trippers. I/1: Definition der Krankheit. I/2: Benennungen der Krankheit, Rechtfertigung des Gebrauches des Worts Tripper. I/3: Ursachen des Trippers. I/4: Eintheilung der Geschichte der Zufälle (der Tripper hat 3 Perioden). I/5: Erste Periode: Die Periode des Ansteckungsreizes. I/6: Periode des Entzündungsreizes. I/7: Periode des entzündungslosen Reizes. I/8: Unterscheidung des Trippers von anderen Krankheiten. I/9: Classifikation des Trippers. I/10: Kurzgefaßter Begriff vom Tripper. I/11: Vorherverkündigung im Tripper. I/12: Folgen des Trippers. II. Heilung des Trippers. II/1: Heilung des Trippers überhaupt. II/2:Behandlung des Trippers in seinen Perioden. III. Natur des Trippers. III/1: das Historische der Fehde über die Natur des Trippers. III/2: Sammlung alles dessen was für die nicht venerische Natur des Trippers gesagt worden. III/3: Einwendungen und Gegengründe wider die neue Lehre. Der neugefertigte Handeinband in tadellosem Zustand. Auch innen gutes Exemplar; erste und letzte Seiten etwas feuchtigkeitsrandig, Seiten sonst sauber und nahezu fleckenfrei, allenfalls partiell minimal gebräunt. In toto sehr gutes Exemplar dieser sehr seltenen, medizinhistorisch wertvollen Darstellung. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Tripper Medizin Geschlechtskrankheiten

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        Questions constitutionnelles sur le commerce et l'industrie, et projet d'un impot direct sur les commercantset gens à industrie, en remplacement des impots quelconques sur le commerce et l'industrie, proposés à l'Assemblée Nationale.

      1790Paris. Le Clère. 1790. 1 volume in-8, demi-veau blond moucheté, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre rouge. 227 pp. ; [1] p. bl. ; 22 pp. Edition originale. Cet ouvrage détaille les avantages de la liberté du commerce sur le régime prohibitif, suivi d'une étude comparative dans divers pays. Ined, 1778.

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        Principes fondamentaux de la police et de la justice, présentés au nom du Comité de Constitution [...]. [S.l., s.n.t., s.d.], pp. 15, [1]. [Legato con:] DUPORT Adrien. Principes et plan sur l'établissement de l'ordre judiciaire [...]. A Paris, de l'Imprimerie Nationale, 1790, pp. [4], 114. [Legato con:] DUPONT DE NEMOURS Pierre Samuel. Discours prononcé a l'Assemblée Nationale [...] Sur l'état & les ressources des finances [...]. A Versailles, chez Baudoin, 1789, pp. IV, da 5 a 218. [Legato con:] DUCLOZ DUFRESNOY Charles N. Origine de la caisse d'Escompte; ses progrès, ses révolutions [...] ou lettre a m. le comte de Mirabeau [...] (In fine: a Paris, chez Clousier), 1789, pp. [2], 95, [1].

      1790. Quattro titoli in-8, legati in un volume, leg. della prima metà dell'ottocento in mezza pelle verde, dorso liscio con titolo ("Finances et justice") e fregi neorococò in oro. Buone condizioni. Importante è specialmente la prima edizione del Discorso sulla stato e le risorse finanziarie di Pierre Samuel Dupont de Nemours: tuttavia va segnalato che l'esemplare in ICCU è descritto con 6 tabelle f.t. che qui non sono presenti.

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        Essai sur l'art de constituer les peuples, ou examen des opérations constitutionnelles de l'assemblée nationale de France.

      Paris, sn, 1790 (octobre 1790), 1 volume, in-8, relié, [2]-[2]-IV-280-[5] p.. Edition originale. Faux-titre ne semblant pas correspondre à l'ouvrage, Grand projet de contre-constitution au premier feuillet non chiffré, avertissement paginé en chiffres romains, page de titre correspondant à la page 1, les feuillets non paginés en fin de volume correspondent à la table des matières, au post-scriptum et aux errata. Reliure d'époque, cartonnage rigide fauve clair, pièce de titre orange soulignée de filets dorés, restant de filets dorés en pied qui semblent avoir encadré une étiquette de cote de bibliothèque, tranches brique, infime usure aux coiffes et aux angles. Le comte de Montlosier était député de la noblesse de la sénéchaussée d'Auvergne à la Constituante, membre du club des Impartiaux. Très bel exemplaire. ************* PROMO : Envoi gratuit en courrier suivi et assurance à partir de 20 € d'achat (France seulement), remise 20 % pour commande supérieure à 60 €.

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        A full enquiry into the subject of suicide. To which are added (as being closely connected with the subject) two treatises on duelling and gaming.

      London Rivington 1790 - Two volumes, 4to., [xxvi], 388, [iv]; [xvi], 405, [xxiii] pp., modern calf backed marbled boards gilt, vellum tips, occasional slight foxing, overall an excellent copy. Charles Moore (1743-1811), was rector of Cuxton and later a preacher at Canterbury Cathedral. In the present work Moore shows little sympathy for suicides, condemning the act as an affront to nature, God, society, and the individual's own interests since it might deprive him of heaven. However he shows even less sympathy for philosophers who display some compassion forsuicides, famously denouncing David Hume, who had also written on the subject, as a "more pernicious and destructive member of society than even the profligate and abandoned liver" (volume 2: 54). He finishes the book with a list of twelve things that might help a person resist the temptation to take their own life, including a reminder that "temperance and employment are the great bulwarks of health, contentment, and happiness." Notwithstanding his views, Moore's work is of historical value as it was: "Up to his (i.e. Moore) time the most extensive treatise on the natural, social, moral and religious aspects of suicide, the risk of which the psychiatrist must continually bear in mind. From it is taken his historical survey showing the roots of modern legal attitudes and why Coroners still prefer the verdict of "accidental death" even to "suicide while of unsound mind".( Hunter and MacAlpine, Three Hundred Years of Psychiatry, 1535-186). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Picturesque tour through Holland, Brabant and part of France; Made in the Autumn of 1789. Illustrated with Copper Plates in Aqua Tinta From drawings made on the spot.

      2 volumes grand in-8, plein maroquin rouge de l'époque, dos à 5 faux-nerfs guillochés or, titres dorés, filet doré d'encadrement sur les plats, roulette sur les chasses et grecque intérieure, tranches dorées (contemporary full red morocco gilt with five gilded raised bands on the spine, covers ruled in gilt, inner ornamental rule gilded, gild edges), xvi, 213 p. et vi, 209 p., 43 planches gravées à l'aquatinte, exemplaire imprimé sur grand papier (large paper issue). London, printed for T & I Egerton, Whitehall, May 1st 1790. Edition originale de cette relation de voyage aux Pays-Bas, en Flandres et en France, illustrée de 43 belles aquatintes finement gravées, daprès les dessins de lauteur et de Cornelius Apostool.Les villes et leurs environs, les monuments, les uvres dart, les costumes régionaux, etc.Intéressante source pour les débuts de la révolution française, une gravure représente le démembrement de la Bastille en 1789 (II, 121), une autre lintérieur de lAssemblée Nationale (II, 151).(Abbey, 'Travel', 185. Brunet, III, 457. Cox, p.159. Lipperheide, Gb 35).Quelques rousseurs et brunissures (some foxing).Ex-libris gravés (bookplates): "This books formerly belonging to Charles Delaet, Esq., of Potterells, Herts (ob: 1792) was brought from Potterells by Conings by C. Sibthorp 1889".Bel exemplaire, très bien relié en maroquin rouge du temps, grand de marges, imprimé sur grand papier.

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