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        Ein Klag über den Lutherischen Brandt zu Mentz.

      Mit Titelholzschnitt (wiederholt auf dem letzten Blatt) und ganzseitigem Holzschnitt (Kreuzigungsgruppe) auf der Rückseite des Titelblattes. 4 unnum. Bll. Mod. weinroter Maroquin mit Rückentitel. Im Pappschuber. 20,5 x 15,5 cm. Benzing, Hutten 157 u. Abb. S. 96 VD 16, H 6370 Goed. II, 231, 32 Böcking XXIII B 6 Weller 1791. - Einer von sechs Drucken des Jahres 1521 und eines der frühesten Erzeugnisse des Christoph Froschauers als selbständiger Drucker, noch ohne Adresse. - Auf dem Titel und wiederholt zum Schluss befindet sich eine der frühsten Darstellungen einer Bücherverbrennung. Man erkennt Mönch und Teufel sowie den päpstlichen Legaten Alexander, der die Verbrennung veranlasst hatte. - "Wie der Titel schon andeutet, hat die Verbrennung der Lutherischen Bücher zu Mainz am 29. November 1520 durch Aleander diese Verse ausgelöst. Sie sind von der lateinischen Exclamatio durchaus verschieden, berühren sich aber mit ihr in einigen Punkten. Der Tenor der zum Teil ungelenken Verse wird durch eine volkstümliche Rhetorik ausgeglichen..." (Benzing). Der Text schließt mit Huttens Motto "Ich habs gewagt". - Gleichmäßig bräunlich, kaum fleckig. Blattweiser mit leichtem Abklatsch auf dem folgenden Blatt. Breitrandiges und wohlerhaltenes Exemplar!

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        Ecole d'architecture rurale (.) ; ouvrage dédié aux Français en 1790, revue t corrigé par l'auteur, l'an 2me de la Répubique Française, une et indivisible, dans le mois de Floréal [mai 1794]. Seconde édition.

      Paris, Cointereaux, Fuchs ; chez l'auteur, Niodot, s.d., (1791-94), - 5 parties en un vol. in-8, pagination multiple, avec 24 planches hors-texte, basane fauve mouchetée, dos lisse, pièce de titre cerise, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Bon exemplaire. Complet des cinq livraisons en édition originale (sauf pour la première, qui appartient à la seconde édition de 1794), ce recueil complexe et rare présente aussi les 10 planches techniques du premier cahier (chiffrées I-X), qui ont tendance à manquer. Comme l'explique l'auteur dans un Avis placé en tête du Traité sur la construction des maisons de campagne, ces cinq ouvrages forment un tout, mais ses différentes composantes ont paru de manière séparée pour permettre à chaque lecteur de "faire le choix qui [lui] conviendra". Nous avons donc successivement : I. Premier cahier, dans lequel on apprendra soi-même à bâtir solidement les maisons de plusieurs étages avec la terre seule ([1794], 32 pp., avec deux planches). -II. Second cahier, dans lequel on traite : 1° de l'art du pisé ou de la massivation, 2° des qualités des terres propres au pisé, 3° des détails de la main d'oeuvre, 4° du prix de la toise, 5° des enduits, 6° des peintures (juillet 1791, [2]-76 pp., avec 4 planches). - III. Traité sur la construction des manufactures et des maisons de campagne (aoust 1791, [2] ff. n. ch., puis pp. chiffrées 77-133, avec 2 planches dépliantes). - IV. Quatrième cahier, dans lequel on traite du nouveau pisé inventé par l'auteur ; de la construction de ses outils, &c. (novembre 1791, [4]-68 pp., avec 4 planches, dont deux dépliantes). - V. Architecture périodique, ou Notice des travaux et approvisionnemens que chacun peut faire, à peu de frais, chaque mois et chaque année, soit pour améliorer ses fonds, soit pour construire toutes sortes de bâtisses, soit pour multiplier les engrais (1792, [2]-82 pp., avec deux planches dépliantes). Relié avec : le prospectus de l'ouvrage, un placard dépliant, placé au début du volume, et aussi avant le second cahier. Le pisé est une sorte de maçonnerie faite avec de la terre que l'on comprime dans un moule pour en former des briques. Son emploi remontait à l'Antiquité et l'architecte François Cointeraux (1740-1830) chercha à en vulgariser l'emploi dans les constructions en insistant sur la facilité de son opération manuelle, son coût modique et surtout sa qualité incombustible. Il avait fait construire en 1786 à Chorges la première maison incombustible en pisé et il en enseigna la pratique dans son école d'architecture rurale qu'il fonda à Paris en 1790 et dont la première adresse apparaît sur l'un des documents présentés. En 1796, il la transféra à Lyon. Martin et Walter, I, 7857 à 7859 (pour les Cahiers I, II et IV en premières éditions) et 7852 (pour l'Architecture périodique). Monglond, I, 1205-06 (pour les Cahiers I, II et IV). Relié entre les cahiers I et II : Nouvelle manière d'éteindre les incendies, approuvée par la Société royale d'agriculture, le 15 décembre 1791. [Paris], Imprimerie de Vezard & Le Normant, s.d. [1791], 20 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mechanismus der menschlichen Sprache nebst der Beschreibung seiner sprechenden Maschine.

      Wien, Degen 1791.. Mit gest. Portrait von Ignaz von Born von J. G. Mansfeld nach Heinrich Füger, 26 Kupfertafeln und 1 Tabelle. 10 Bll., 456 S. Dekorativer Lederband d. Zt. mit Rückenverg. und Rückenschild. 19 x 11,5 cm. Darmstaedter 257; Engelmann 294; Honeyman 1779; Lesky 349; v. d. Linde II, 337; Poggendorff I, 1242; Wurzbach XI, 161. - Seltene erste Ausgabe der berühmten Beschreibung der Sprechwerkzeuge und der Weise, wie die in den europäischen Sprachen vorkommenden Laute gebildet werden. Die ebenfalls hier geschilderte Sprachmaschine stammt aus dem Jahre 1778. Der österreichische Hofrat v. Kempelen (1734-1804) erlangte hauptsächlich durch den von ihm konstruierten und an den europäischen Höfen erfolgreich demonstrierten Schachautomaten oder "Türken" Berühmtheit. Außerdem beaufsichtigte er den Bau des königlichen Schlosses in Ofen, das gesamte ungarische Salzwesen und die Säuberung des Banats von Räubern. Die Tafeln zeigen die teils anatomischen Darstellungen der menschlichen Sprechorgane und den Aufbau der Sprachmaschine. - Mit schönem Ärzte-Exlibris des Begründers der Phoniatrie in Deutschland, Hermann Gutzmann (1865-1922). Der bedeutende Mediziner verstarb an einer Sepsis infolge einer Stichverletzung an einer Grammophonnadel während eines Forschungsaufbaus über die Stimme. - Ecken und oberes Rückenende bestoßen. Insgesamt sehr gutes Exemplar!

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        Centum Adagia Malabarica, cum textu originali et versione latina nunc primum in lucem edita. Rome, Antonium Fulgonium, 1791.

      1791 1791 - 4to. Pp. 12. With woodcut vignette on title. Parallel text of Malayalam and Latin. Attractive contemporary patterned wrappers. First edition of this Latin translation of Malayalam proverbs. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        CONVENTION NATIONALE] - Recueil de pièces.

      - Paris. 1791-1795. 47 pièces en 1 fort volume in-8, demi-basane fauve, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre rouge. Un mors fendu.pagination multiple, table manuscrite "in fine", Recueil extrêmement complet et donnant les principales pièces émanant de la Convention Nationale ou des principaux acteurs, après une première pièce de Robespierre qui n'appartient pas à ce cadre-là. I. ROBESPIERRE. Maximilien : Discours sur la liberté de la presse, prononcé à la Société des amis de la Constitution, le 11 mai 1791. Paris. Imprimerie Nationale. [1791], 23 pp. II. VARLET. Jean : Projet d'un mandat spécial et impératif, aux mandataires du peuple à la Convention Nationale. Imprimé aux frais des sans-culotes. Paris. Chez les directeurs de l'Imprimerie du Cercle social. l792. 22 pp. MW 33205.III. Extrait du procès-verbal de la Convention Nationale, séance du 21 septembre 1792. [Paris]. Imprimerie Nationale. [1792]. 8 pp. IV. Adresse de la Société des amis de la liberté et de l'égalité séante à Chambéry, à la Convention Nationale de la République française, le 12 octobre 1792 (.). [Paris]. Imprimerie Nationale. [1792]. 3 pp. V. LOUVET DE COUVRAY. Jean-Baptiste : Accusation contre Maximilien Robespierre. Paris. Imprimerie Nationale. 1792. 15 pp. MW 22030. VI. Procès-verbaux de l'assemblée nationale des Allobroges. [1792], 78 pp.VII. MORISSON (Charles-Louis-François-Gabriel) : Rapport du Comité de législation, concernant les émigrés allobroges (.). [Paris], Imprimerie Nationale, s.d. [1792], 8 pp. MW 25294. VIII. ROBERT (François) : Opinion sur la réunion de la Savoie à la France. [Paris], Imprimerie Nationale, s.d. [1792], 12 pp. MW 29489. IX. Adresse des commissaires de la Convention Nationale, à l'armée de la République. Metz, Claude Lamort, s.d. [1792], 3 pp. X. Adresse des Anglois, des Ecossois, et des Irlandois, résidans & domiciliés à Paris, à la Convention Nationale, et réponse du président ; suivies du discours prononcé à la barre de la Convention par les députés de la Société constitutionnelle de Londres, de l'adresse de cette société à la Convention, et de la réponse du président. Séance du 28 novembre 1792 (.). [Paris], Imprimerie Nationale, s.d. [1792], 8 pp. XI. BAYLE (Moïse) : Rapport et projet de décret présentés à la Convention Nationale, au nom des comités de législation et des finances réunis, sur le traitement à accorder aux juges, grefiier et commis-greffiers du tribunal d'appel de police correctionnelle de Paris (.). Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, s.d. [1792], 6 pp. MW 2157. XII. Adresse des députés du peuple belge à la Convention Nationale, avec la réponse du président. Du mardi 4 décembre 1792 (.). [Paris], Imprimerie Nationale, s.d. [1792], 14 pp. XIII. Adresse des citoyens amis de la liberté et de l'égalité de la ville de Mons, à la Convention Nationale, suivie de la réponse du président aux envoyés de cette société, et de son adresse au général Dumouriez (.). [Paris], Imprimerie Nationale, s.d. [1792], 6 pp. XIV. Adresse d'Albert le Sarmate (ci-devant Truski, nonce polonois) à la Convention Nationale, le dimanche 30 décembre 1792 (.). [Paris], Imprimerie Nationale, s.d. [1792], 7 pp. MW 32983. XV. Adresse de la section des Champs-Elysées, arrêtée dans l'assemblée générale, du 30 décembre, pour être présentée au Conseil général de la Commune (.). [Paris], Imprimerie Nationale, s.d. [1792], 3 pp. XVI. CHENIER (Marie-Joseph) : Rapport fait à la Convention Nationale, au nom des comités d'instruction publique et des inspecteurs (.). [Paris], Imprimerie Nationale, s.d. [1793], 4 pp. MW 7288. Sur les funérailles de Michel Lepelletier de Saint-Fargeau. XVII. MERLIN DE DOUAI (Philippe-Antoine) : Rapport fait dans la séance du 14 frimaire, au nom du Comité de salut public, à la Convention Nationale, sur le bruit de paix. [Paris], Imprimerie Nationale des lois, s.d. [1793], 8 pp. MW 24954. XVIII. BUZOT (François-Michel) : Rapport et projet de décret sur la garde des 83 départemens (.). [Paris], Imprimerie Nationale, s.d. [1793], 11 pp. M

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        La Divina Commedia nuovamente corretta spiegata e difesa da F.B.L.M.C. Cantica I,II,III.

      Roma, presso Antonio Fulgoni, 1791, tre volumi in-4to legature in piena pergamena coeva, tagli rossi, pp. XXVIII-502 + 523 + XII-541 con tre frontespizi incisi che portano due medaglioni, uno col ritratto di Dante, incisi dal Pacini e tre tavole a piena pagina incise in rame che illustrano l' inferno, il purgatorio e il paradiso. Qualche normale arrossatura, piccolo foro di tarlo ai margini bianchi delle prime 25 pagine del primo volume. Strappo all,a base della legatura del piatto del secondo volume.

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        St. Clair's Expedition

      November 13, 1791. Manuscript document signed by Major George M. Bedinger ("GMB"), two pages (one leaf), 7.5" x 8.25", Fort Washington, Northwest Territory, November 13, 1791; a few fold splits, edges frayed, some light staining. An important list of officers and soldiers killed by Miami Indians during St. Clair's disastrous expedition of 1791. The return is for the companies in Major George M. Bedinger's Winchester battalion of sharpshooters. According to Colonel Winthrop Sargent, the Second U. S. Regiment, Butler's and Bedinger's battalions, the artillery and cavalry took the heaviest losses on 4 November (Guthman, March to Massacre, p. 238). The return lists 114 casualties, 50 wounded, and 113 arms lost. Lost from the ranks of officers were two captains, two ensigns, a lieutenant, and an adjutant. The Indians targeted the officers since their distinctive uniforms made them easy targets. Strategically this worked well to Little Turtle's advantage, as the inexperienced troops were left without leadership. Born in 1756, Bedinger moved to Kentucky in 1779 and settled at Boonesborough. He was adjutant in the expedition against Chillicothe (May 1779); a major in the Battle of Blue Licks (1782); and a major in Drake's Regiment (1791). His love of adventure led him to join St. Clair's expedition in 1791. After St. Clair's defeat, Bedinger remained with the army until 1793, commanding the Third Sublegion of the United States Infantry. He served in the State house of representatives of the first legislature of Kentucky in 1792, in the State senate 1800-1801, and was elected as a Republican to the Eighth and Ninth Congresses (March 4, 1803- March 3, 1807). He died on his farm at Blue Licks Springs, Kentucky, in 1843.

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        Mechanismus der menschlichen Sprache nebst der Beschreibung seiner sprechenden Maschine.

      Wien, Degen 1791. Mit gest. Portrait von Ignaz von Born von J. G. Mansfeld nach Heinrich Füger, 26 Kupfertafeln und 1 Tabelle. 10 Bll., 456 S. Dekorativer Lederband d. Zt. mit Rückenverg. und Rückenschild. 19 x 11,5 cm. Darmstaedter 257; Engelmann 294; Honeyman 1779; Lesky 349; v. d. Linde II, 337; Poggendorff I, 1242; Wurzbach XI, 161. - Seltene erste Ausgabe der berühmten Beschreibung der Sprechwerkzeuge und der Weise, wie die in den europäischen Sprachen vorkommenden Laute gebildet werden. Die ebenfalls hier geschilderte Sprachmaschine stammt aus dem Jahre 1778. Der österreichische Hofrat v. Kempelen (1734-1804) erlangte hauptsächlich durch den von ihm konstruierten und an den europäischen Höfen erfolgreich demonstrierten Schachautomaten oder \"Türken\" Berühmtheit. Außerdem beaufsichtigte er den Bau des königlichen Schlosses in Ofen, das gesamte ungarische Salzwesen und die Säuberung des Banats von Räubern. Die Tafeln zeigen die teils anatomischen Darstellungen der menschlichen Sprechorgane und den Aufbau der Sprachmaschine. - Mit schönem Ärzte-Exlibris des Begründers der Phoniatrie in Deutschland, Hermann Gutzmann (1865-1922). Der bedeutende Mediziner verstarb an einer Sepsis infolge einer Stichverletzung an einer Grammophonnadel während eines Forschungsaufbaus über die Stimme. - Ecken und oberes Rückenende bestoßen. Insgesamt sehr gutes Exemplar! Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        La Divina Commedia nuovamente corretta spiegata e difesa da F B L M C Cantica I,II,III

      Roma, presso Antonio Fulgoni, 1791, tre volumi in-4to legature in piena pergamena coeva, tagli rossi, pp. XXVIII-502 + 523 + XII-541 con tre frontespizi incisi che portano due medaglioni, uno col ritratto di Dante, incisi dal Pacini e tre tavole a piena pagina incise in rame che illustrano l' inferno, il purgatorio e il paradiso. Qualche normale arrossatura, piccolo foro di tarlo ai margini bianchi delle prime 25 pagine del primo volume. Strappo all,a base della legatura del piatto del secondo volume.

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        John Hancock

      February 23, 1791. Broadside: An Act to suspend…"An Act for the Limitation of Personal Actions, and for avoiding Suits at Law.", signed in type by John Hancock, as Governor of Massachusetts, one page, folio, February 23, 1791, printed at Boston by Thomas Adams, with the Massachusetts state seal at the top. In part: "Whereas the operation of the said act for the limitation of personal actions, and for avoiding suits at law, may defeat of their just demands, many creditors, unless a longer time is allowed for commencing, and suing certain actions therein mentioned, than is provided by said act…And it be enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the secretary shall forthwith, cause this act to be printed, and sent to the clerk of each town and district in this Commonwealth…" Small paper loss to the upper left corner repaired; very slight foxing and age toned. Very good.

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        Het vaderland, met geheel nieuw geteekende en gekleurde kaarten van iedere provincie, de generaliteits-landen en de geheele republiek, en zeer gewigtige vaderlandsche afbeeldingen.

      - Amsterdam, Johannes Allart, 1791. 23 x 14 cm. In halfleer gebonden [enigszins ongaaf]. Hardcover. Met 9 uitslaande gekleurde kaarten van Holland & West-Friesland, Utrecht, Gelderland, Zeeland, Generaliteits-Landen, Overyssel, Groningen en Ommelanden, Friesland en Der Verëigde Gewesten. Plus 8 gravures [ hele pagina ]. Roodverguld titellabel. XI, 655 pag. Benedenhoek geknipt uit de titelpagina. GOED EXEMPLAAR [ Geschiedenis (History) / Dutch Antiquarisch ] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Onomatologia chymica practica oder vollständiges practisches Handbuch der Chemie in alphabetischer Ordnung zum Nutzen und Gebrauch für Ärzte, Apotheker, Fabrikanten, Künstler und andere Personen. Unter der Aufsicht und mit einer Vorrede von Johann Friedrich Gmelin.

      Ulm, Stettinische Buchhandlung, 1791 - 5 Bll. 722 Sp., 14 Bll. Erste und einzige Ausgabe dieses seltenen chemischen Lexikons von Absorbentia bis Zincum unter der Aufsicht von Johann Friedrich Gmelin verfasst. - Ferguson I, 457. Ferchl 270. - Heinrich Wilhelm Kels (1759 - 1792) war erst Apotheker in Hannover, studierte 1787-1791 Medizin in Göttingen und Helmstädt und wurde dann zweiter Wundarzt der holländischen-westindischen Compagnie in Surinam, starb aber bereits am 15. Juni 1792 in Bellair. Das alphabetisch geordnete Lexikon behandelt eine Vielzahl von Metallen, Mineralien Lösungen, Säuren, Stoffe usw. aus chemischer aber auch alchemstischer (diese wird eher aus historischen Gründen und durchwegs kritiisch behandelt) Sicht. Enthält eine lateinisches und deutsches Register. - Etw. gebräunt und fleckig. Titel mit Quetschfalten, Widmungslatt ca. 0,5 cm im rechten Rand beschnitten (ohne Textberührung). *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 500 8°. Pp. der Zeit mit Rückenschild (gebräunt und etw. fleckig, Deckel leicht verogen, etw. bestoßen). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        WEBSTER'S CALENDAR: or, The Albany Almanack, for the Year of Our Lord 1792.; From the Creation 5741..

      Albany: Printed by Charles R. and George Webster, 1791. 1st printing thus (Drake 5997; Evans 23829). Period brown full calf binding. Joints split, with much extremity wear & front board nearly detached. Black leather owner label to front board, "S. A. Coffin." Binding: Fair to Good. Paper age-toned, with tear to bottom edge of title leaf (minor loss); other tears & wear. Paper flaw D1. A Fair copy.. Unpaginated, though 34 pages. NB. OCLC records 36 pages, so evidently lacking the last leaf. Page 17 begins the "Constitution of the State of New York, established by the Convention, authorised, and empowered for that purpose, April 20, 1777." Wood engraving of "Frederic Baron Trenck, Loaded with 68 pounds weight of Irongs in the Dungeon of Magedburg.", bound in prior to title leaf. 12mo. OCLC records five holdings: NYHS, AAS, the Library Company, Harvard & the Huntington. A sammelband of 12 almanacks, Tavistock Books' Inventory IDs 44639 - 44648; price is for the entire volume of 12 publications [2 not identified, lacking title leaf].

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        William Wilberforce

      This Portrait of William Wilberforce esq MP for the County of York Engraved from a Picture Painted by J Rising for the Right Honbl. Lord Muncaster is will all Respect dedicated to the Chairman and Committee of London and to all the Societies for the abolition of the Slave Trade throughout Great Britain... Engraving measuring 505 by 355mm. Trimmed to plate mark & laid down on card. London, October 1st,

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        William Pitt

      , 1791. 1791. The author of the document "Mr.Irving to Mr. Pitt" undoubtedly refers to William Pitt. Portions of the document read: "This branch is divided into two distinct Heads namely first the direct Trade of G. Britan Secondly That part of the Trade of the British Colonies and Islands which is not carried on by a direct intercourse with the Mother Country...an extensive view of some of the most Important objects of National concern...I have taken the liberty Sir of troubling you with these remarks, upon the Rates or Estimates in this Office, in order to show that the difference between the value of Imports and Exports is very little to be depended upon, in striking the Balance of Trade, and consequently the Arguments held both in and out of Parliament, and in the voluminous writing of various Authors, upon the subject of commercial Balances, chiefly founded upon the Accounts of the Inspector Generals office...In striking the Balance between this Country & the British West Indies, there are several circumstances to be taken into consideration. To the direct Exports from hence, the value of the Goods exported to Africa ought to be added, because the Slaves purchased with those Goods on the Coast of Guinea are taken off by the West Indies...I forbear making any observation upon our Trade with the States of America...The following account will show the Effect which the restrictions they have put upon our shipping have already had on our carrying Trade to that Country...Prior to the Revolution, the Charges of Collecting the Revenues in France amounted to L 11 17 percent..."

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        Antique Print-DESIRABLE LADY-FASHION-DOG-TREE-BENCH-John Raphael Smith-1791

      - Title: 'What you will - Ce que vous plaira.' This original print shows: a desirable lady, dressed at the heigth of fashion, seated on a bench underneath a tree. A dog lies at her feet. Handcoloured stipple engraving on a verge type handlaid paper. Description: Separately published master print. Our definition of master print is a seperately published print or series of prints, not being an illustrative print to a text. These can both be prints made by old masters (artists) or prints made by others (artists, engravers, etchers) after old masters. Published in 1791.Artists and Engravers: Engraved and designed by Smith. John Raphael Smith (Derby 1752-1812) was an English painter and mostly mezzotint engraver. Among his best works are his reproductive mezzotints after Reynolds, as well as Morland. He was teacher to J.M.W. Turner and William Ward, among others. Condition: Excellent given age. Two small stains in the left margin. Ample, wide margins and a very nice impression. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: B56-13 The overall size is ca. 15.7 x 21.1 inch. The image size is ca. 12.2 x 17.5 inch. The overall size is ca. 40 x 53.5 cm. The image size is ca. 31 x 44.5 cm.

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        An Account of the Principal Lazarettos in Europe; with various Papers Relative to the Plague: Together with Further Observations on some Foreign Prisons and Hospitals; and additional remarks on the present state of those in Great Britain and Ireland

      J. Johnson, C. Dilly and T. Cadell, London 1791 - Quarto, with 22 engraved plans and views (18 of them folding) and a large folding table; bound without the half-title in contemporary sprinkled calf, flat spine banded in gilt, red morocco label; an excellent copy. The second edition, with substantial additions, of Howard's second great book, published posthumously. The additions were made by John Aikin, as instructed by Howard, from his notes, in order to complete his life-work on the study of institutions of detention. This study took place at precisely the period of the transportation system and was of great consequence in beginning a more humane approach to all aspects of imprisonment and detention, from hulks and gaols to convict ships, quarantine stations, mental hospitals and the entire apparatus of transportation in general, including a re-examination of the philosophy behind institutions of secondary punishment.Following the publication of The State of Prisons, in 1785 John Howard began the final phase of his work, journeying for fifteen months throughout western and southern Europe inspecting Lazarettos (which term encompassed mental hospitals as well as quarantine stations and hospitals for the treatment of plague victims or "lazars"). After the first edition of this work appeared in 1789 he set out again for the continent, travelling through the Netherlands, Germany and Poland, but dying of fever in southern Russia, where he was buried.Howard's work as a whole represents a huge leap forward in the development of the public health movement, and had ramifications throughout the institutional world. His newly humane approach included a significant new approach to hygiene and cleanliness, which would impact on the general management of ships as well of course as the day-to-day running of convict vessels.During his extraordinarily active life Howard had 'travelled approximately 50,000 miles, notebook in hand, visiting prisons, hospitals, lazarettos, schools and workhouses, speaking with authorities, measuring rooms and even tasting the provisions. His life can be described as one extended tour of prisons and hospitals. His investigations culminated in the publication of the State of the Prisons in England and Wales (1777) and An Account of the Principal Lazarettos in Europe (1789). These volumes presented the layout and organisation of prisons and lazarettos, as well as conditions inmates faced, whether good or bad' (Science Museum, London; online resource).The Howard League for Penal Reform, still an active and influential body, carries on his work today.From an entirely different point of view, an oddly interesting note appears here in the "Directions to the Book-binder": "N.B. I would just hint to the book-binder, that as this work is printed with a full page, in order to be uniform with my last publication, it may be proper to cut off as little as possible at the top and bottom of the leaves" Front joint splitting but quite firm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa the African

      First Dublin edition. Fourth edition, enlarged. Frontispiece. 12mo. Contemporary half calf over marble boards, spine gilt with blind tooled ornaments, neatly recased with original spine laid down, occasional scattered foxing, otherwise internally very clean. xxiv, 359pp. Dublin, Printed for, and Sold by, the Author,

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        The trial of George Rose, Esq. Secretary to the Treasury, &c. for employing Mr. Smith, a publican in Westminster, upon a late Westminster election, and not paying him; on which he was, on Thursday the 21st of July, 1791, cast in the Court of King's Bench, by a special jury, in the sum of one hundred and ten pounds five shillings. Taken in short hand by a barrister. This is the most curious trial ever yet published, for displaying the arts of our heaven-born minister, to obtain his candidates seats in Parliament.

      London: J. Ridgway 1791 - 8vo., 64pp., including the half-title, contemporary half calf over marbled boards, neatly rebacked to match, spine lettered in gilt. A very good copy. First edition. This was a trial that exposed to public scrutiny the worst excesses of a corrupt electoral system and probably hastened the unstoppable clamour for electoral reform. George Rose (1744-1818), politician and publicist, was one of Pitt's political fixers. 'The emergence of William Pitt as premier in December 1783 transformed Rose, who had pledged his allegiance to Pitt following their meeting in Paris in autumn 1783, into senior (patronage) secretary to the Treasury. In 1784 he acquired the mastership of the exchequer pleas for life, which in 1797 he exchanged for the office of keeper of records in the receipt of the exchequer. His management of elections and public relations, as well as his responsibility for financial questions, required his constant attendance in parliament, where he sat for Launceston on the duke of Northumberland's interest from 1784. He was elected for Lymington on 1 July 1788, after failing to secure the support of the new duke for his re-election to Launceston on succeeding to the Lords clerkships. He was by now enjoying an annual income of over £4000 and so ceded the emoluments of the Journals> office, but ensured that his wife received a pension of £300 per annum in lieu. At this time Rose won the confidence of George III, who visited his house, Cuffnells, near Lyndhurst in Hampshire, in June 1789 when travelling from Weymouth. From 1788 to 1790 he was preoccupied with electoral surveys for Pitt to ensure a more secure majority at the next general election. He also secured his own parliamentary success on purchasing the interest at Christchurch, where he had a cottage in addition to his Cuffnells estate. He retained this manageable seat from 1790 until his death. It was the kind of constituency that Pitt himself would have abolished in his parliamentary reform proposals of 1785, the first of Pitt's measures that Rose candidly opposed. He had cultivated his interest in Hampshire by obtaining the office of verderer of the New Forest in March 1788 and became deputy warden in 1808, but his bumptiousness did make him some enemies. In 1791 he was successfully sued in the king's bench for unpaid debts to George Smith, a publican, who had helped detect improper votes in the 1788 Westminster by-election. For this he was castigated, notably in an unsuccessful motion for a parliamentary inquiry, on 13 March 1792, and in the pamphlet Trial of G. Rose,> which added impetus to the radical campaign for parliamentary reform.' [Roland Thorne in ODNB] The report of George Rose's trial in the present volume is followed (pp. 54-64) by a hard-hitting anti-Rose essay, entitled, Reflections, addressed to George Rose, Esq.> and signed 'Alfred', in which the pseudonymous author should be 'permitted to retire to Cuffnels; and escape, by seclusion, the scornful, pointed finger of your indignant country'. Cuffnells was Rose's country house near Lyndhurst in Hampshire. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        CONSTITUTION ORIGINALE DU 14 SEPTEMBRE 1791 Pour AGEN (LOT ET GARONNE) SUIVIE DE 64 LETTRES PATENTES, PROCLAMATIONS DU ROI, ET LOIS, PROMULGUEES PAR DECRET PAR L'ASSEMBLEE NATIONALE CONSTITUANTE ET PAR LE ROI, mises dans l'ordre Chronologique du 21 octobre 1789 sur LA LOI MARTIALE CONTRE LES ATTROUPEMENTS jusqu'au 29 septembre 1791 et promulguées par le Roi le 6 octobre 1791 sur L'ADMINISTRATION FORESTIERE ET L'ORGANISATION DU NOTARIAT. LA PLUPART DES TEXTES SONT RELATIFS à la mise en place de l'ORGANISATION ET LES COMPETENCES DES NOUVELLES COLLECTIVITES MUNICIPALES ET DEPARTEMENTALES ET TOUT CE QUI Refère à l'organisation des communes.

      IMPRIMERIE ROYALE 1791 - - 1791, Imprimerie ROYALE ou NATIONALE ou AGEN Chez la Veuve NOUBEL & Fils pour les Textes retranscrits dans le Département du LOT ET GARONNE DONT LE TEXTE CONSTITUTIONNEL. - In-Quarto Reliure et papier d'époque révolutionnaire demi velin à coins, plats de papier dominoté. Toutes tranches marbrées bleues. Titre au dos marqué à l'encre "CONSTITUTION DE L'ASSEMBLEE CONSTITUANTE et LOIX". - ENSEMBLE DE TEXTES EXCEPTIONNELS CLASSES AU DOS DU TEXTE FONDAMENTAL DE LA CONSTITUTION DU 3 SEPTEMBRE INCLUANT LA DECLARATION DES DROITS DE L'HOMME ET DU CITOYEN SUR 2 ANS. - LISTE DES TEXTES : -1- Loi CONSTITUTION FRANCAISE du 14 septembre 1791 incluant la Déclaration des Droits de l'Homme, AGEN Chez la Vve NOUBEL 1791. 46 pages. -1- bis - LETTRES PATENTES du Roi Portant Sanction de la Loi MARTIALE concernant les Attroupements 21 octobre 1789 Chez NYON à Paris, 4 pp. -2- LETTRES Patentes du Roi sur un Décret de l'Assemblée concernant les Municipalités DU 3 décembre 1789 à Paris Chez NYON, 1789. 3 pp. -3- PROCLAMATION du Roi sur la Constitution des Municipalités du 18 décmbre 1789. 15 pp. IMPRIMERIE ROYALE 1789. -4- INSTRUCTION DE L'ASSEMBLEE NATIONALE sur la Formation des nouvelles Municipalités du 14 décembre 1789, 15 pp. IMPRIMERIE ROYALE 1789. -5- EXPLICATION données par le Comité de CONSTITUTION sur quelques articles concernant les Municipalités du 30 décembre 1789. 5 pp. IMPRIMERIE ROYALE 1790. -6- LETTRES PATENTES DU ROI portant que les Officiers Municipaux élus exerceront par provision les fonction de la Juridiction contentieuse et volontaire dans les Provinces. -7- LETTRES PATENTES DU ROI sur décret de l'Assemblée affranchissant de la formalité du Contrôle et des Droits de Timbre. 3 ff. IMPRIMERIE ROYALE 1790. -8- LETTRES PATENTES DU ROI concernant diverses dispositions relatives aux municipalités, janvier 1790, 3 pp. IMPRIMERIE ROYALE 1790. -9- LETTRES PATENTES DU ROI relatif aux délibérations des Assemblées représentatives municipales et administratives, 2 pp. IMPRIMERIE ROYALE 1790. -10- LETTRES PATENTES DU ROI contenant diverses dispositions relatives aux Administrations de Département et à l'exercice de la Police du 20 avril 1790, 4 pp. IMPRIMERIE ROYALE 1790. -11- PROCLAMATION DU ROI Relatif au SERMENT DES OFFICIERS MUNICIPAUX DU 5 mai 1790. IMPRIMERIE ROYALE 1790. -12- PROCLAMATION DU ROI relativement au recouvrement des avances faites pour les Subsistances du 19 août 1790, 3 pp. IMPRIMERIE ROYALE 1790. -13- LETTRES PATENTES DU ROI Portant que les actes relatifs aux élection seront exempt du contrôle et du papier timbré. 3 pp. 1790 IMPRIMERIE ROYALE. -14- PROCLAMATION DU ROI Relatif aux demandes que les Municipalités pourraient faire des Armes destinées pour l'ARMEMENT DES VAISSEAUX du 20 AOÜT 1790, 2 pp. IMPRIMERIE ROYALE 1790. -15- PROCLAMATION DU ROI Relatif à une protestation de la Municipalité de CORBIGNY. du 5 octobre 1790. 3 pp. IMPRIMERIE ROYALE 1790. -16- LOI RELATIVE A LA Réélection des Officiers Municipaux sortis de place du 24 novembre 1790. 2 pp. IMPRIMERIE ROYALE 1790. -17- LOI qui ordonne que le Comité de Constitution indiquer l'espèce de punition qu'il conviendra d'infliger aux Officiers municipaux pour prévarication dans leurs fonctions. 3 pp. IMPRIMERIE ROYALE 1790. -18- LOI relative aux Commissions dont les municipalités peuvent être chargées. du 19 janvier 1791. 2 pp. IMPRIMERIE ROYALE 1791. -19- LOI sur les incompatibilité des fonctions municipales et celles de Juge de paix et de Greffier. Du 30 janvier 1791. 2 pp. IMPRIMERIE ROYALE 1791. - ENSEMBLE DE TEXTES EXCEPTIONNELS CLASSES AU DOS DU TEXTE FONDAMENTAL DE LA CONSTITUTION DU 3 SEPTEMBRE INCLUANT LA DECLARATION DES DROITS DE L'HOMME ET DU CITOYEN SUR 2 ANS. - LISTE DES TEXTES : -1- Loi CONSTITUTION FRANCAISE du 14 septembre 1791 incluant la Déclaration des Droits de l'Homme, AGEN Chez la Vve NOUBEL 1791. 46 pages. -1- bis - LETTRES PATENTES du Roi Portant Sanction de la Loi MARTIALE concernant les Attroupements 21 octobre 1789 Chez NYON à Paris, 4 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Antiquitates Culinariae, or Curious Tracts Relating to the Culinary Affairs of the Old English

      London: R. Blamire, 1791. First Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Good Condition. Original 1/4 leather over cloth, hinges starting to split, modest wear to boards. Some soiling and discoloration to title and frontis, scattered slight worming, but otherwise quite clean internally. lx, 137pp. Cagle 1049, Bitting 485, Vicaire 873, Simon 1607. Two aquatints, one of two pages of a peacock feast (that is reputed to have been removed for copyright concerns, but is nearly always present). Includes the famous ca. 1390 manuscript cookery known as Forme of Cury (so named by Samuel Pegge when he first published it in 1780) which was compiled by the cooks of King Richard II, a similar manuscript cookbook called her Ancient Cookery A.D. 1381 a third which Warner reprints from "A Collection of Ordinances and Regulations for the government of the Royal Household" which was published the year prior, a short collection of recipes for the preservation of fruit, and two inthronizations which include detailed lists of provisions and menus and are from 1465 and 1504. Size: 4to (quarto). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000136.

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        Recopilacion de Leyes de los Reynos de las Indias, mandadas imprimir y publicar por la Magestad Catolica del Rey Don Carlos II. Nuestro Senor. Va dividida en tres Tomos, con el Indice general, y al principio de cada Tomo et Indice especial de los Titulos que contiene.Hecha de orden del Real y Supremo Consejo de las Indias

      1791 - 4th impression. Complete in 3 volumes (with index bound in to 3rd volume). Folio. Bound in contemporary full calf with spines and borders decorated gilt, title labels in red and green. A very good set. xii,660pp - & - (v),613pp. - & - (iii),562pp. + 262pp. General Index. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carte de la partie septentrionale de l'Italie

      Italia settentrionale 1791 - carta murale dell'Italia settentrionale, ricca, per la cartografia alpina, di toponimi, ma imprecisa dal punto di vista topografico. Le montagne sono disegnate in modo suggestivo con ombreggiatura verso Est, mentre i vari confini sono ben evidenziati dalla coloritura. Si tratta di una carta leggendaria: nella Seconda Campagna d'Italia del 1800 l'Ufficio Topografico dell'Armée de Réserve ne aveva a disposizione un esemplare; nelle Memoires di Louis de Bourienne, segretario di Napoleone, la carta è ricordata per un curioso aneddoto che ci descrive Bonaparte steso sopra la carta, intento a studiare e segnare con degli spilli colorati i punti strategici per la battaglia di Marengo. L'esemplare presenta dei piccoli restauri antichi nella parte centrale, che non compromettono però la sua integrità. L'opera, così stampata in quattro fogli, di difficile reperibilità. Coloritura coeva dei confini.Bibliografia: Davoli, Sanfelici, Zanasi, p. 174, n° 80; Aliprandi, vol. I, p. 232 mm 890x1584

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson, Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order The Whole Exhibiting a View of Literature and Literary Men in Great Britain for Near a Century During Which He Flourished. In Two Volumes.

      London: by Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1791 - 2 volumes, quarto (271 × 212 mm). Contemporary tree calf professionally refurbished at joints and head of spines, richly gilt spines, red and green morocco twin labels. Housed in custom-made brown cloth slipcases. Closed-tear across 2G2 in vol. I, a number of simple marginal marks in pencil. A very good copy. Portrait frontispiece engraved by James Heath after Sir Joshua Reynolds, 2 engraved facsimile plates by H. Shepherd. First edition of the most famous biography in any language. The immense task of compiling the thousands of notes Boswell had recorded on "the great man's talk, habits and opinions" was begun after Johnson's death in 1784. Made up of trifling incidents as well as the significant events in Johnson's life, the work remains a masterpiece of portraiture. "Homer is not more decidedly the first of heroic poets, Shakespeare is not more decidedly the first of dramatists, Demosthenes is not more decidedly the first of orators, than Boswell is the first of biographers" (Macaulay). Boswell's reputation was further enhanced by the discovery in the early part of the 20th century of the Boswell Papers, which were stored in the Malahide Castle of Ireland for generations. What resulted from this discovery was the revelation of Boswell as an extraordinary personality in his own right; a far more complex, eccentric genius than the mere recorder of Johnson's conversations. This copy has p. 135, vol. 1, in the corrected state, reading "give". This is not an issue point for the whole book; some copies read "gve", but the correction was made in the press, and 1,750 copies with either state were available on publication day, 16 May 1791 (800 were sold in the first two weeks). A very attractive copy in a superior and very smart period binding. Courtney 172; Grolier, English, 54; Rothschild 463; Pottle 79; Tinker 338. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Lady's Complete Guide; or Cookery in All Its Branches. Mrs. Cole's Cookery. The Third Edition. Greatly Improved. Also, The Complete Brewer and The Family Physician

      London: G Kearsley. Worn condition. Cover rubbed and scuffed. Front board detached. Text block split in two. Some foxing. Text complete and in overall good condition. 1791. Third Edition. Brown hardback leather cover. 200mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). lvi, 460pp. Includes The Cook and Housewife's Calendar, or monthly list of things in season from January to December; Proper articles to cover the table every month (course lists);Suppers; Speciment of a Housekeepers Book with year end statement; Marketing tables from one penny three farthings to three pence per pound; table of expenses, income and wages from farthings to pounds and back to farthings; index. .

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        Transactions of the Linnean Society (Volumes 1-6)

      London, 1791-1802. Very Good. 1791-1802. Volumes 1-6 bound in 4 books. Recently rebound and in excellent condition. Old ex-library copies with only pencil marks on verso of title pages. All plates appear to be present. Some are hand-colored, some are fold-outs. Minor foxing, otherwise interiors are plates are quite nice. The book titled Volume 3 in the picture has volumes 3 and 4, and the book titled Volume 5 has volumes 5 and 6.Your purchase benefits literacy and summer reading programs in Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio. We ship every business day. All books ship in cardboard bookfolds with delivery confirmation.

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        Verzeichniß der raren und fürtreflichen Münzen und Medaillen gesammelt von Hrn. Aug. Polycarp Edlen von Leyser welche in der Leipziger Michaelismesse 1791 (.) daselbst gerichtlich verauctioniret werden sollen.

      Leipzig, Pezold, 1791 - 4 Bl., 640 S. Katalog zur Versteigerung "einer der schönsten Sammlungen, die ein Privatmann veranstaltete" (Vorwort). - Lipsius 229. - Exemplar des Münzsammlers Benoni Friedländer (1773-1858), mit dessen Exlibris auf dem vorderen Spiegel. Später im Besitz seines Sohnes Julius Friedländer (1813-1884), Direktor des Berliner Münzkabinetts, mit dessen Exlibris auf dem hinteren Spiegel. - Titel mit ligiertem Monogramm-Stempel ‚OF'. - Stellenweise etwas braunfleckig. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 750

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        An History of the Earth and Animated Nature.

      Windgrave 1791 - "Goldsmith's Natural History". An History of the Earth and Animated Nature. Printed for F. Wingrave, successor to Mr. Nourse; London., 1791. Hard. Book Condition: Good+. Illustrated with b/w plates. (illustrator). 8 vols. Original calf bindings. Text block in excellent condition. Tattered spines but good hinges. Oliver Goldsmith (10 November 1728 – 4 April 1774) was an Irish novelist, playwright and poet, who is best known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield (1766), his pastoral poem The Deserted Village (1770), and his plays The Good-Natur'd Man (1768) and She Stoops to Conquer (1771, first performed in 1773). He is thought to have written the classic children's tale The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes (1765). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fondatore della Societa' Reale di Assicurazione Generale e Mutua contro gli Incendi di Torino, fratello del compositore Jacques Andre'-Pierre (Perpignan 1791 - Firenze 1861). Francese di origine, si trasferi in Piemonte con una grande esperienza in campo assicurativo, si deve a lui la prima organizzazione della Societa' di cui fu fondatore e primo Direttore. La ©Reale Mutua Assicurazioniî, venne istituita a Torino il 31 dicembre 1828. Nacque dal desiderio del sovrano, Re Carlo Felice, di tutelare i suoi Stati - Savoia, Piemonte, Liguria e Nizza - minacciati di continuo da incendi. Decise cosi di dotare il Paese di una novita': un ente assicurativo, allora ancora quasi ignoto nella penisola italiana. Henry non mirava ad una compagnia ©anonimaî, a base capitalistica; bensi a una ©Mutuaî, una societa' dove tutti gli assicurati sono soci, dove tutte le loro quote confluiscono in un fondo comune di riserva, dal quale si attingono le risorse per pagare i sinistri. La Societa' muto' spesso sede, dal primo alloggio preso in affitto nel palazzo Graneri di via Bogino, al modernissimo palazzo di via Corte d'Appello. A. Importante documento manoscritto della Societa' Reale d'Assicurazione generale e mutuale contro gli incendi, con firma autografa di Giuseppe Giulio Henry. Si tratta del Rapporto del Direttore Generale al Consiglio Generale della Societa' sulla resa dei conti dell'esercizio per l'anno 1845 come da bella intestazione sul frontespizio. Il Direttore Giuseppe Henry fa un dettagliato resoconto delle entrate e delle uscite della societa' e conclude con la stima della situazione "approssimativa" per l'anno 1846. Documento datato Torino, 28 dicembre 1846. 9 pp. in 4› rilegate, in francese. Timbro della Societa' di Assicurazione contro gli incendi. B. Documento notarile manoscritto datato al 7 dicembre 1855, rogato dal Notaio Zerboglio di Torino. La copertina recita la seguente intestazione: Atto di testimoniali di procura speciale e generale ad hoc passata dal signor Giuseppe fu Francesco Henry in capo del signor notaio Francesco fu altro signor Francesco Bono nativi il primo di Perpignano e l'altro di Castellamonte, ambi residenti in Torino. All'interno dell'atto si legge "Giuseppe Henry fondatore e direttore della Regia Societa' d'Assicurazione mutua contro gli incendi desidera liquidare e realizzare amichevolmente se sia possibile ed in caso contrario anche giudizialmente qualche suo interesse in dipendenza di somme avanzate a suo fratello Giacomo Henry D'Arcis nato a Perpignano in Francia ora dimorante a Firenze e di altre pagate a suo scarico come da conto corrente, obbligazioni e memorie relative, ne' potendo a cio' accudirvi personalmente in virtu' del presente atto nomina e costituisce in suo procuratore speciale e generale il qui accettante signor notaio Francesco Bono". 4 pp. in 4›. Unite cinque lettere autografe firmate (Torino, 1856-58) del Notaio Francesco Bono indirizzate a Henry D'Arcis concernenti la scrittura notarile precedente. Accluse anche due ricevute autografe firmate datate 1853 e 1856. C. Insieme di dieci lettere autografe firmate indirizzate al fratello, Jacques Andre'-Pierre, stimato ed apprezzato compositore che visse e lavoro' in Italia, inviate da Torino tra il 1844 ed il 1855. I due si scambiano informazioni di carattere personale ma anche finanziario; e' infatti probabile che Giulio, viste le doti di abile assicuratore, si occupasse dell'amministrazione economica dei beni del fratello. Tre lettere sono su carta int. del "Direttore Generale della Societa' Reale di Assicurazione contro gli Incendi". Unito annuncio a stampa della scomparsa della sorella Maria Teresa Angelica, ecclesiastica morta a Moncalieri il 2 ottobre 1853 all'eta' di 46 anni. Indirizzato al fratello.

      1791.

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        Sancti Gregorii II. Pontificis Agrigentinorum Libri Decem Explanationis Ecclesiastæ, Græce primum & cum Latina interpretatione ac commentariis vulgati. Quibus praeposite est Vita ejusdem Pontificis a Leontio Monacho scripta nec hactenus Graeca edita.

      Excudebant Fratres Coletii, 1791., Venice: - At head of title, in Greek: [Tou en Hagiois Patros H?m?n Gr?goriou Episkopou Agrigentou Ex?g?se?s eis ton Ekkl?siast?n logoi deka]. Tall 4to. [ii], cxxvii, [1], 335, [1] pp. Portrait frontispiece of Gregory, tailpieces, indices; occasional light foxing to final leaves. Printed in parallel columns of Latin and Greek. Contemporary quarter vellum over paper-backed boards, gilt-stamped brown leather spine label; worn, paper label spine foot. Untrimmed. Theological Institute of Connecticut blind-stamps to first and last few pages. Very rare. Very good. FIRST EDITION of Morcelli's presentation of Leontios' life of St. Gregory of Agrigento. // Besides a collection of letters surviving the Roman patrimony in Sicily, "only one other contemporary source about seventh-century Sicily and Rome survives:… (An account of the life of Saint Gregory, bishop of the church of Agrigento), written in about 640 by a Greek monk, Leontios, abbot of the monastery of Saint Sabas near the gate to Ostia in Roma" (Martyn, p. 26). // "The standard Greek text has a parallel Latin version by Stephano Antonio Morcelli…. This is preceded by an investigatio by Morcelli of the monk Leontios…and followed by an account of the Sicilian saint's life, heavenly honors, and writings…, as well as Gregory's Explanatio super Excclesiasten libri I-X…, also in Greek with Morcelli's Latin version alongside. // "This biography is useful in showing how the pope selected bishops. Born in 559, this Gregory was consecrated (when he was a little over 30 years old) in place of one of two eminent clerics sent over with their supporters from Agrigento, for the pope to decide. It shows how a 'framed' bishop was imprisoned and tried, how well trained he was in the Classics, rhetoric, and theology, and how he was miraculously able to fast continually and cure illnesses. This Greek biography is an important, contemporary document on the cities, clergy and people of Agrigento, Jerusalem, Antioch, Constantinople and Rome during Gregory's papacy" (Martyn, p. 26). // Unofficial ecclesiastical sources identify St. Gregory of Agrigento as a 6th-century Italian bishop, not to be confused with his contemporary, Pope St. Gregory the Great. "Gregory was born in the sixth century AD near the town of Agrigentum, in Sicily. He was ordained a deacon while on Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and was later consecrated bishop of Agrigentum in Rome, serving during the time of Pope St. Gregory the Great, who addressed several letters to him. He died around 594, and is regarded as one of the Early Church Fathers (D'Ambrosio). // Atti della Accademia delle scienze di Torino: Classe di scienze fisiche, matematiche e naturali, vol. 57, (1922); Blake, Wilson Wilberforce [bookseller], Catalogue no. 3 of Second-hand Books and Manuscripts: Being a Collection of Rare Volumes relating chiefly to Spanish America, Mexico, 1899, p. 121 (lot 2681); Cavalli, Ferdinando, Biografia di Stefano Antonio Morcelli, Padova, 1851 (p. 14); D'Ambrodio, Marcellino, The Crossroads Initiative, available on-line; Martyn, John R.C. & Pope Gregory I, The Letters of Gregory the Great, Books 5-9, Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 2004. // Locations: Copac: 3 copies; WorldCat (11 copies): Alcuin Library - Saint John's University; Brown University; Gonzaga University; Bibliothà que nationale de France; Universidad Iberoamericana; BM Lyon; University of Manchester Library; University of Oxford; Università du Quà bec à Trois-Rivià res; University of Amsterdam, Central Library; University of Wales Trinity Saint David (lacks port.). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Historical Report On Ramsgate Harbour

      London 1791 - Russet Pebble Cloth Covers Gilt Title To The Upper Panel. Contains [Viii] 85 Printed Pages Of Text With Two' Fold-Out Maps, Thesecond Being A Map Of The Downs Which Shows Ramsgate In Relation To The South And North Foreland's, The First Fold-Out Map Dated 1790 Is A Plan Of Ramsgate Harbour And The Principal Works Thereof. May Have Been Rebound, Previous Owners Signature - James Whatman On Fly. Some Foxing To The Maps - Marbled Calf Boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sancti Gregorii II. Pontificis Agrigentinorum Libri Decem Explanationis Ecclesiastæ, Græce primum & cum Latina interpretatione ac commentariis vulgati. Quibus praeposite est Vita ejusdem Pontificis a Leontio Monacho scripta nec hactenus Graeca edita.

      Venice:: Excudebant Fratres Coletii, 1791., 1791. At head of title, in Greek: [Tou en Hagiois Patros H?m?n Gr?goriou Episkopou Agrigentou Ex?g?se?s eis ton Ekkl?siast?n logoi deka]. Tall 4to. [ii], cxxvii, [1], 335, [1] pp. Portrait frontispiece of Gregory, tailpieces, indices; occasional light foxing to final leaves. Printed in parallel columns of Latin and Greek. Contemporary quarter vellum over paper-backed boards, gilt-stamped brown leather spine label; worn, paper label spine foot. Untrimmed. Theological Institute of Connecticut blind-stamps to first and last few pages. Very rare. Very good. FIRST EDITION of Morcelli's presentation of Leontios' life of St. Gregory of Agrigento. // Besides a collection of letters surviving the Roman patrimony in Sicily, "only one other contemporary source about seventh-century Sicily and Rome survives:... (An account of the life of Saint Gregory, bishop of the church of Agrigento), written in about 640 by a Greek monk, Leontios, abbot of the monastery of Saint Sabas near the gate to Ostia in Roma" (Martyn, p. 26). // "The standard Greek text has a parallel Latin version by Stephano Antonio Morcelli.... This is preceded by an investigatio by Morcelli of the monk Leontios...and followed by an account of the Sicilian saint's life, heavenly honors, and writings..., as well as Gregory's Explanatio super Excclesiasten libri I-X..., also in Greek with Morcelli's Latin version alongside. // "This biography is useful in showing how the pope selected bishops. Born in 559, this Gregory was consecrated (when he was a little over 30 years old) in place of one of two eminent clerics sent over with their supporters from Agrigento, for the pope to decide. It shows how a 'framed' bishop was imprisoned and tried, how well trained he was in the Classics, rhetoric, and theology, and how he was miraculously able to fast continually and cure illnesses. This Greek biography is an important, contemporary document on the cities, clergy and people of Agrigento, Jerusalem, Antioch, Constantinople and Rome during Gregory's papacy" (Martyn, p. 26). // Unofficial ecclesiastical sources identify St. Gregory of Agrigento as a 6th-century Italian bishop, not to be confused with his contemporary, Pope St. Gregory the Great. "Gregory was born in the sixth century AD near the town of Agrigentum, in Sicily. He was ordained a deacon while on Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and was later consecrated bishop of Agrigentum in Rome, serving during the time of Pope St. Gregory the Great, who addressed several letters to him. He died around 594, and is regarded as one of the Early Church Fathers (D'Ambrosio). // Atti della Accademia delle scienze di Torino: Classe di scienze fisiche, matematiche e naturali, vol. 57, (1922); Blake, Wilson Wilberforce [bookseller], Catalogue no. 3 of Second-hand Books and Manuscripts: Being a Collection of Rare Volumes relating chiefly to Spanish America, Mexico, 1899, p. 121 (lot 2681); Cavalli, Ferdinando, Biografia di Stefano Antonio Morcelli, Padova, 1851 (p. 14); D'Ambrodio, Marcellino, The Crossroads Initiative, available on-line; Martyn, John R.C. & Pope Gregory I, The Letters of Gregory the Great, Books 5-9, Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 2004. // Locations: Copac: 3 copies; WorldCat (11 copies): Alcuin Library - Saint John's University; Brown University; Gonzaga University; Bibliothèque nationale de France; Universidad Iberoamericana; BM Lyon; University of Manchester Library; University of Oxford; Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières; University of Amsterdam, Central Library; University of Wales Trinity Saint David (lacks port.).

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        Souvenirs d'un Rol, pendant un voyage à Cheltenham, Glocestre, Worcestre, & leurs environs, dans l'année 1788.

      Orléans, Darnaule & Maurant 1791 - In-8° broché, exemplaire dérelié, 104 pages. Curieusement cette relation de voyage découverte par l'historien de la psychiatrie Pierre Morel s'étend très longuement sur les traitements indignes réservés aux malades mentaux dans des maisons particulières tenus par des familles mercenaires [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Critik der reinen Vernunft.

       1791. 3. verbesserte Auflage; 884 Seiten; gebundene Ausgabe/ Orig.Ganzleder; Das hier angebotene Buch stammt aus einer aufgelösten Klosterbibliothek und trägt die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind staubschmutzig/ berieben; Papier altersbedingt nachgedunkelt/stellenweise stockfleckig; der Zustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; ALTSCHRIFT! Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        Extracts of Letters from Arthur Phillip Esq. Governor of New South Wales, to Lord Sydney; to which is annexed a Description of Norfolk Island, by Philip Gidley King, Esq., and an Account of Expences incurred in transporting Convicts to New South Wales

      J. Debrett, London 1791 - Quarto, [ii], 26 pp.; an excellent copy in half morocco over marbled boards by Bayntun of Bath, spine banded and lettered in gilt. One of the rarest of First Fleet books: 'there is keen competition among collectors when a copy turns up' (Wantrup). This was the first public printing of Governor Phillip's letters to the government: reporting on the state and prospects of the new colony in New South Wales, these letters and despatches continued the story of settlement after the events described in Phillip's Voyage? to Botany Bay of 1789.As with many eighteenth-century books, Phillip's Voyage had actually been prepared by an anonymous editor who had access to Phillip's despatches, along with the journals of other commanding officers, Lieutenant Shortland, Lieutenant Watts and Captain Marshall. The published account was so successful that London publishers realised that there was healthy demand for material on the new colony, and when some additional letters were published in a House of Commons paper, the London publisher John Debrett reprinted them in this form. Debrett had published White's Journal in 1790, and was the competitor of John Stockdale, who had published Phillip's Voyage; perhaps Debrett was able to take advantage of his position as the official publisher of the Parliamentary Register to get the jump on his competitor. Although the parliamentary paper appeared a little earlier, most collectors in fact prefer the Debrett edition because the text is printed in much the same grand style as the books of Phillip and White. The following year Debrett continued the series of publications based on the parliamentary papers by issuing Copies and Extracts of Letters.The book uses three despatches from Phillip to Lord Sydney as well as an important description of Norfolk Island by Philip Gidley King to continue the story of settlement after the events described in Phillip's official account. It provides an insight into the early stages of the colony, with some attention being paid to the founding of Rose Hill where a 'very industrious man' (i.e. James Ruse) and one hundred convicts were cultivating the land. Phillip's assessment of New South Wales is robust and positive, and he asserts that 'a finer or more healthy climate is not to be found in any part of the world'. Indeed, he seems particularly pleased to report that while there have been seventy-seven deaths (including seven executions) since their arrival, that this has been balanced by eighty-seven newly-born children.Appended to the letters of Phillip is King's despatch from Norfolk Island, which gives a positive assessment of the successful cultivation of crops such as wheat, barley, corn and sugar cane; although he does note in some exasperation that repeated attempts to work the flax plant have failed, and that 'until a native of New Zealand can be carried' thence, they may never succeed. Provenance: H. Mackenzie-Begg, with bookplate; private collection (Sydney). Some very mild browning to title-page and final page. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        MEMOIRES DE LA VIE PRIVEE DE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, ECRITS PAR LUI-MEME, ET ADRESSES A SON FILS [SUIVIS D'UN PRECIS HISTORIQUE DE SA VIE POLITIQUE, ET DE PLUSIEURS PIECES, RELATIVES A CE PERE DE LA LIBERTE]

      Paris: Chez Buisson, Librairie, 1791. First French edition [True First Edition]. Octavo; good+/none; brown leather spine with faux banding and gilt highlights; gilt title on black label; half-bound w/gray and black marbled boards; ex libris, small bookplate and several pencil signatures; ffep, excised; edge wear and bumping; text block, clean; 207 pp.; [pagination error, at pp. 203-7, numbered as 360-363]; light general toning; joints, split starts; edges and corners, chipping and wear; ---Howes F323 ("b"). Streeter Sale 4171. Ford 383. Grolier American 100, 21. Sabin 25549. The French edition preceded the English language printings. The first British edition appeared in 1793, and the first American not until 1794; else very good; ---previous owners of this volume include C. R. Eliot, First Unitarian minister in Oregon and President of Reed College.-Shelve case # 1. Dupont.

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        Storia Naturale generale e particolare

      Dalle Stampe di Antonio Zatta, VENEZIA 1791 - ITALIANO Tomo XVII ad argomento specifico indicato al frontespizio, monografia rilegata a tutta pergamena con titoli in doppio tassello al dorso, coperta imbrunita con grande macchia nera al piatto anteriore, piccoli aloni diffusi, taglio frastagliato, pagine annerite con fioriture sparse, aloni diffusi ai margini delle pagine, al frontespizio marca tipografica illustrata e riferimento ad approbatio, testo su colonna con copiose note a piè di pagina

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        Two treaties between the Russian Empire and Sweden concluding the Russo-Swedish War of 1788-1790: the Treaty of Värälä (Traité de Paix, 1790) and the peaceful defense alliance treaty (Traité d'Alliance defensive entre la Russie et la Suede, 1791)

      [St. Petersburg]: [Imperial Printing Office], 1791. Folios (30 × 20.2 and 29.5 × 20.6 cm). Paper spine strips; 10 and 20 pp. Text in Russian and French in facing columns. Both treaties issued without separate title leaves. Very good copies; old horizontal crease; first and last leaves lightly soiled. First and only edition of two peace treaties between Catherine the Great of Russia and Sweden, which concluded the Russo-Swedish War of 1788-1790. The treaty of Värälä, signed on August 14, 1790 by Catherine's representative Otto Heinrich Igelström and Gustav III's proxy Gustaf Mauritz Armfelt Armfelt, effectively restored the pre-war status quo and barred Russia from interfering in Swedish interior affairs, which had been one of the reasons Gustav III -- a cousin of Catherine the Great -- declared war on Russia in 1788. After initial defeats, Sweden was able to destroy nearly one third of the Russian fleet at sea. The second treaty, signed on October 19, 1791 at Drottningholm outside Stockholm, established a close military alliance between Sweden and the Russian Empire, with each power pledging active support and Catherine agreeing to pay Sweden yearly subsidies. As it was signed with a keen eye toward the French Revolution, the treaty can be seen as a predecessor to the War of the First Coalition of 1792-1797, although neither Russia nor Sweden participated in the latter. Both documents open with a formal declaration by Catherine, followed by the articles of the treaties. Not in Bitovt. KVK, OCLC show the copies of each at SUB Göttingen, with an additional copy of the 1790 and 1791 treaties at Ohio State and Strasbourg respectively.

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        Extracts of Letters from Arthur Phillip Esq. Governor of New South Wales, to Lord Sydney; to which is annexed a Description of Norfolk Island, by Philip Gidley King, Esq., and an Account of Expences incurred in transporting Convicts to New South Wales.

      London: J. Debrett, 1791. Quarto, [ii],, 26 pp.; an excellent copy in half morocco over marbled boards by Bayntun of Bath, spine banded and lettered in gilt. One of the rarest of First Fleet books: 'there is keen competition among collectors when a copy turns up' (Wantrup). This was the first public printing of Governor Phillip's letters to the government: reporting on the state and prospects of the new colony in New South Wales, these letters and despatches continued the story of settlement after the events described in Phillip's Voyage... to Botany Bay of 1789.As with many eighteenth-century books, Phillip's Voyage had actually been prepared by an anonymous editor who had access to Phillip's despatches, along with the journals of other commanding officers, Lieutenant Shortland, Lieutenant Watts and Captain Marshall. The published account was so successful that London publishers realised that there was healthy demand for material on the new colony, and when some additional letters were published in a House of Commons paper, the London publisher John Debrett reprinted them in this form. Debrett had published White's Journal in 1790, and was the competitor of John Stockdale, who had published Phillip's Voyage; perhaps Debrett was able to take advantage of his position as the official publisher of the Parliamentary Register to get the jump on his competitor. Although the parliamentary paper appeared a little earlier, most collectors in fact prefer the Debrett edition because the text is printed in much the same grand style as the books of Phillip and White. The following year Debrett continued the series of publications based on the parliamentary papers by issuing Copies and Extracts of Letters.The book uses three despatches from Phillip to Lord Sydney as well as an important description of Norfolk Island by Philip Gidley King to continue the story of settlement after the events described in Phillip's official account. It provides an insight into the early stages of the colony, with some attention being paid to the founding of Rose Hill where a 'very industrious man' (i.e. James Ruse) and one hundred convicts were cultivating the land. Phillip's assessment of New South Wales is robust and positive, and he asserts that 'a finer or more healthy climate is not to be found in any part of the world'. Indeed, he seems particularly pleased to report that while there have been seventy-seven deaths (including seven executions) since their arrival, that this has been balanced by eighty-seven newly-born children.Appended to the letters of Phillip is King's despatch from Norfolk Island, which gives a positive assessment of the successful cultivation of crops such as wheat, barley, corn and sugar cane; although he does note in some exasperation that repeated attempts to work the flax plant have failed, and that 'until a native of New Zealand can be carried' thence, they may never succeed. Provenance: H. Mackenzie-Begg, with bookplate; private collection (Sydney). Some very mild browning to title-page and final page.

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        Sobranie uchrezhdenii i predpisanii, kasatel'no vospitaniia, v Rossii, oboego pola blagorodnogo i meshchanskogo junoshestva; S prochimi v pol'zhu obshchestva ustanovleniiami (Tom I). Sobranie raznykh izvestii Imperatorskogo Vospitatel'nogo doma kasatel'no ssudnoi i sokhrannoi kazen. Izdanie k Udovol'stviiu obshchestva sluzhashchee (Tom II). Izdanie Imperatorskogo Vospitatel'nogo Doma, k Pol'ze obshchestva sluzhashchee (Tom III)

      St. Petersburg: V Tipografii I. K. Shnora, 1791. Quartos (25.8 × 20 cm and 27 × 22 cm). Contemporary full red calf with green spine label and decorative embossing to boards and gilt edges; volumes II and III in mid-nineteenth-century half-calf with gilt spine titles. Vol. I: XLIX (mistakenly given as XLVIX!), [2], 479, [6] pp.; five folding plates, mounted to cloth, and one folding chart in facsimile (after p. 336); engraved frontis, title page, and 41 vignettes throughout the text (Bitovt calls for 39!). Vol. II: 288, [5] pp.; engraved frontis and title page. Vol. III: 183, [5] pp.; engraved title page, one vignette in the text, and three leaves of plates bound after. Bindings rubbed; volume I worn at head of spine; volumes II and III internally very good, with wide uncut margins, save for small restauration to lower corner of frontis, one larger ink stain, and occasional faint smudges; in volume I, a few leaves with illustrations appear to have been removed early on for reproductions, and later returned with some wear and light fading to the ink (nevertheless, all three volumes collate as complete). All three volumes with the bookplate of Martin Winkler, and vols. I and III with the bookstore label of Gubar and Volkov in St. Petersburg. A complete set in three volumes of this extensive collection of Betskoi's pedagogical projects and writings on various topics, all presented and some implemented under the rule of Catherine the Great. Volume I contains Betskoi's plan for the Moscow orphanage, for his commercial school (Kommercheskoe uchilishche), as well as a general theory of pedagogy. Volume two gathers official reports on the orphanage from various years. Volume three contains essays on infectious wounds, on vaccinating against smallpox, as well as a work on Russian steam baths ("O parnykh rossiiskikh baniakh"), accompanied by three illustrations on contructing such saunas. With engraved title pages by Johann Christoph Nabholz (1752-1797), vignettes by Nabholz, Kh. G. Shenberg, and E. I. Koshkin based on drawings by Nabholz, P. Sokolov, and I. F. Tupilev. Ivan Betskoi (1704-1795) was a Russian public official, school reformer and intellectual who played a key role in institutionalizing enlightenment ideas in eighteenth-century Russia. He served as president of the Academy of Sciences, was Catherine's informal advisor on education, and implemented numerous educational projects. Schooled abroad, Betskoi was influenced by Rousseau and Locke, published treatises on pedagogical questions, and proposed a new system of general education intended to shape new citizens of the Russian Empire. A rare reference work on the Russian Enlightenment and the institutions it gave rise to. For its elaborately engraved title pages, frontis portraits, and smaller gravures throughout, this edition is considered one of the finest monument of eighteenth-century Russian printing. Iurii Gerchuk notes that its grand illustrations and allegorical engravings served to enshrine the memory of Catherine the Great's beneficial reforms. "The title page engraved by I. Ch. Nabholz ... is reminiscent of a massive commemorative plaque entwined by laurel and oak branches" (see the discussion in Gerchuk, Iskusstvo pechatnoi knigi v Rossii , XVI-XXI vekov, pp. 124-125). From the collection of the historian and icon collector Martin E. Winkler (1893-1982). Sopikov 11039. Svodnyi katalog 555. Bitovt 2248 ("very rare"). We locate no auction records in the West and no records of any complete sets in the Russian trade. KVK, OCLC show complete sets at Clemson University, Harvard, and NYPL.

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        Extracts of Letters from Arthur Phillip Esq. Governor of New South Wales, to Lord Sydney; to which is annexed a Description of Norfolk Island, by Philip Gidley King, Esq., and an Account of Expences incurred in transporting Convicts to New South Wales

      London: J. Debrett, 1791. Some very mild browning to title-page and final page.. Quarto, [ii],, 26 pp.; an excellent copy in half morocco over marbled boards by Bayntun of Bath, spine banded and lettered in gilt. One of the rarest of First Fleet books: 'there is keen competition among collectors when a copy turns up' (Wantrup). This was the first public printing of Governor Phillip's letters to the government: reporting on the state and prospects of the new colony in New South Wales, these letters and despatches continued the story of settlement after the events described in Phillip's Voyage... to Botany Bay of 1789.As with many eighteenth-century books, Phillip's Voyage had actually been prepared by an anonymous editor who had access to Phillip's despatches, along with the journals of other commanding officers, Lieutenant Shortland, Lieutenant Watts and Captain Marshall. The published account was so successful that London publishers realised that there was healthy demand for material on the new colony, and when some additional letters were published in a House of Commons paper, the London publisher John Debrett reprinted them in this form. Debrett had published White's Journal in 1790, and was the competitor of John Stockdale, who had published Phillip's Voyage; perhaps Debrett was able to take advantage of his position as the official publisher of the Parliamentary Register to get the jump on his competitor. Although the parliamentary paper appeared a little earlier, most collectors in fact prefer the Debrett edition because the text is printed in much the same grand style as the books of Phillip and White. The following year Debrett continued the series of publications based on the parliamentary papers by issuing Copies and Extracts of Letters.The book uses three despatches from Phillip to Lord Sydney as well as an important description of Norfolk Island by Philip Gidley King to continue the story of settlement after the events described in Phillip's official account. It provides an insight into the early stages of the colony, with some attention being paid to the founding of Rose Hill where a 'very industrious man' (i.e. James Ruse) and one hundred convicts were cultivating the land. Phillip's assessment of New South Wales is robust and positive, and he asserts that 'a finer or more healthy climate is not to be found in any part of the world'. Indeed, he seems particularly pleased to report that while there have been seventy-seven deaths (including seven executions) since their arrival, that this has been balanced by eighty-seven newly-born children.Appended to the letters of Phillip is King's despatch from Norfolk Island, which gives a positive assessment of the successful cultivation of crops such as wheat, barley, corn and sugar cane; although he does note in some exasperation that repeated attempts to work the flax plant have failed, and that 'until a native of New Zealand can be carried' thence, they may never succeed. Provenance: H. Mackenzie-Begg, with bookplate; private collection (Sydney).

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        Voyage sur le Rhin, depuis Mayence jusqu`a Dusseldorf. (Trad. par A.L.B. Robineau).

      Neuwied, Soc. Typographique, 1791. 2 Tle. in 1 Bd. 20 x 12 cm. Titel, 180 S., (3)- 174 S. Mit 11 gestoch. gefalt. Ansichten nach J.D. Cranz und 2 gestoch. mehrf. gefalt. Rheinlaufkarten von Cöntgen. Etwas späterer HLdr. mit Rsch. und Rvergoldung. Vgl. Engelmann 815 (dt. Ausgabe); Schmitt 145; Barbier und Holzmann-Bohatta nennen den Übersetzer als Verfasser. - Erste (illustrierte) französische Ausgabe. \"Übersetzung der erstmals 1789/90 veröffentlichten `Reise auf dem Rhein` von Joseph Gregor Lang. Wie diese erschien auch die französische Fassung anonym. Gefertigt hat sie - mit einigen Abweichungen und Ergänzungen - der in Neuwied lebende Emigrant Alexandre Louis Bertrand Robineau. Neu ist die Illustrierung mit 11 Kupferstichen, die größtenteils auf Vorzeichnungen von J.D. Cranz zurückgehen dürfte. Übernommen ist dagegen die von Cöntgen gestochene zweiteilige Rheinkarte\" (Schmitt). - Mit reizvollen, romantischen, fein radierten Ansichten von Bonn (3), Düsseldorf, Koblenz, Köln (Gesamtansicht und Dom mit Grundriß), Mainz (2), Neuwied mit Siebengebirge. - Einband etwas bestoßen, das Kapital oben leicht lädiert. Titel gestempelt, eine Tafel mit einem professionell restaurierten Einriss, sowie weitere Tafeln mit kleinen restaurierten Randeinrissen, papierbedingt einheitlich gebräunt. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Rheinland-Pfalz - Saarland, Illustrierte Bücher, Landkarten

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