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        Philippe-Louis Debucourt. - "La Rose mal de Fendue".

      - Historische Künstlergrafik. Farbradierung, 1791. Von Philippe-Louis Debucourt. 43,0 x 32,0 cm (Darstellung) / 52,0 x 39,0 cm (Blatt). WVZ Fenaille 27. Unterhalb der Darstellung in der Platte betitelt und signiert "La Rose mal de fendue, dessine et grave par Debucourt peintre graveur". - Typische galante Szenerie des berühmten französischen Grafikers. Sein kunstgeschichtlicher Stellenwert ist nicht zuletzt in der Tatsache begründet, dass er der erste Künstler war, der farbige Radierungen nach seinen eigenen Entwürfen realisierte. Sehr dekorative Arbeit in einem technisch aufwendigen mehrfarbigen Druck. Wohl postumer Druck auf Van Geldern Zonen Bütten. - Dreiseitig schmaler Rand um die Plattenkante. Oben ein hinterlegter Randriss außerhalb der Darstellung. Im Ganzen gut erhalten. Philippe-Louis Debucourt (1755 Paris - 1832 ebd.). Französischer Maler und Grafiker. Schüler von Josef Marie Vien. Gehört zu den Hauptvertretern der französischen Peintre-Graveur des mehrfarbigen Farbenkupferdruckes. 1781 Agree der Pariser Akademie. Bis 1792 war er Peintre de Roi. Schuf 558 Werke, die heute in vielen Kabinetten verwahrt werden. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        K 527]. Il dissoluto Punito o Sia Il D. Giovanni Drama giocoso La Musica del Signore Wolffgango Mozard[!] messa per il Piano Forte Del Carlo Zulehner. No. 138. Fr. 21. Fl. 10. [Piano-vocal score]

      B. Schott [PN 138] [after 1791], Mainz - First Edition, 7th issue, distinguished by the the combined cast/contents page (introduced with the 6th issue). Haberkamp I p. 294. Hirsch IV, 134 (first issue). Fuld p. 371. Hoboken II, 343 (first issue). RISM M4504. An opera buffa in two acts to a libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte, Don Giovanni was first performed in Prague at the National Theatre on October 29, 1787."Don Giovanni is governed by a single idea, Giovanni’s flouting of society in pursuit of sexual pleasure, which binds together a disparate set of ambivalent or comic incidents. The libretto has been unfairly criticized; its episodic nature is a condition of the subject, in which respect it differs from Figaro and Così. Divine retribution appears like an act of God, or a different kind of life-force personified in the statue; what in previous treatments had been comic, perfunctory or merely gruesome, is raised to sublimity by Mozart’s music." Julian Rushton in Grove Music Online. Oblong folio. Quarter black cloth with black paper boards. 1f. (recto title within decorative oval border, verso blank), [1] (blank), 2 (cast list, contents with textual incipits), 3-207, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Text in Italian and German.Binding slightly worn. Slight foxing and offsetting; some creasing; lower edge of final leaf repaired; other minor imperfections. In very good condition overall. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Comédies Le présomptueux ou l'heureux imaginaire [Ensemble] Le convalesc EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris,|à Avignon: chez Prault, Barba, Cercle Social, Huet., chez Garrigan, 1791. Fine. chez Prault, Barba, Cercle Social, Huet., chez Garrigan, à Paris, à Avignon 1791-1803, fort in 8 (12,5x20,5cm), 133pp. (2) , 36pp. , (4) 111pp. (1bc) , 108pp. , (8) 133pp , (1bc) , (1f. bc) (4) 118pp. , (1f. bc) , (2) xiv, 20-112pp., relié. - Certaines de ces pièces sont en éditions originales. Seule la dernière pièce est de Lemercier. L'ouvrage rassemble les meilleures pièces de l'auteur, notamment Le Philinte de Molière, pièce Révolutionnaire qui eut un succès considérable. Pleine Basane racinée d'époque. spine lisse à fleurons et roulettes. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Roulette d'encadrement sur les plats. 2 coins émoussés. Un manque de cuir en haut du mors supérieur. Frottis aux mors, bordures. Fabre d'Églantine (1750-1794) fut un étrange personnage, tout d'abord comédien itinérant puis écrivain de comédies, il devint le secrétaire de Danton puis député à la Convention, pour finir guillotiné en 1794 (pour faux et usage de faux), au côté de Danton qu'il avait principalement contribué à faire exécuter. Arriviste convaincu et personnage d'une fatuité incroyable, tout lui était un moyen de faire de l'argent, qu'il dépensait plus qu'il ne gagnait. La Révolution fut pour lui un terrain d'activités inépuisables --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Certaines de ces pièces sont en éditions originales. Seule la dernière pièce est de Lemercier. L'ouvrage rassemble les meilleures pièces de l'auteur, notamment Le Philinte de Molière, pièce Révolutionnaire qui eut un succès considérable. Reliure en pleine basane racinée d'époque. Dos lisse à fleurons et roulettes. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Roulette d'encadrement sur les plats. 2 coins émoussés. Un manque de cuir en haut du mors supérieur. Frottis aux mors, bordures. Fabre d'Églantine (1750-1794) fut un étrange personnage, tout d'abord comédien itinérant puis écrivain de comédies, il devint le secrétaire de Danton puis député à la Convention, pour finir guillotiné en 1794 (pour faux et usage de faux), au côté de Danton qu'il avait principalement contribué à faire exécuter. Arriviste convaincu et personnage d'une fatuité incroyable, tout lui était un moyen de faire de l'argent, qu'il dépensait plus qu'il ne gagnait. La Révolution fut pour lui un terrain d'activités inépuisables

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        L'Alcone ossia del governo dei cani da caccia di Girolamo Fracastoro medico veronese, recato dai versi latini in ottave rime con note dal Marchese Salvatore Spiriti Ora illustrato, ed arricchito di molte annotazioni, ed aggiunte per la pi? facile, ed economica cura dei cani di ogni specie

      s. e. 1791 In 8. Pp. LVI + 192. Lieve danno al marg. inf. del p. ant.?M. pl. coeva con scritte e fregi in oro al d. Bella incisione al frontespizio.Il Fracastoro, umanista e scienziato (Verona, 1483 - Incaffi, Verona 1553), autore di un trattato sulla propagazione delle malattie per contagio (il 'De contagione et contagiosis morbis' , 1546), di opere di geografia, di astronomia, di teologia e di religione, ebbe grande rinomanza anche come poeta latino. Collega e amico di Copernico, lavoro' anche come professore di logica a Padova. Gli scritti?dell'umanista veronese spaziano dalla medicina alla filosofia, dall'arte poetica alla lirica, dall'astronomia all'enologia. Ceresoli 254 'Seconda edizione della traduzione del March. Spiriti, con testo latino a fronte, importante per le copiosissime note esplicative di F.M. Donarelli in aggiunta a quelle dello stesso Spiriti, Assai rara, '. Souhart 193. Enciclopedia della Caccia 973. ITA

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        Rights of Man: Being an Answer to Mr Burke's Attack on the French Revolution [Part I]

      London: Printed for J.S. Jordan, 1791.. First edition, second issue, variant b, 8vo, x, (5)-162 pp. Signature to half title of Thomas Green of Ipswich with his occasional marginal notes throughout, both signature and notes subsequently trimmed by a binder, half title browned, final blank missing a small piece to the top corner, later pencilled marginal highlighting throughout also. Twentieth century half morocco over marbled boards, very good. An instant bestseller on its publication in 1791, its radical views on everything from monarchy to welfare plus its defence of the French Revolution led eventually to Paine's exile. One of the most influential political tracts ever, it was dedicated to George Washington - "That the Rights of Man may become as universal as your benevolence can wish, and that you may enjoy the happiness of seeing the New World regenerate the Old..." Thomas Green (1769-1825) published a variety of pamphlets, including in 1791 "Slight Observations upon Paine's pamphlet … on the French and English Constitutions", and the manuscript notes to this volume must have been preparation for that work. A memoir published in Ipswich after his death commented wryly that "These 'slight observations' were certainly much too slight to merit a great share of the public attention". Still, a nice association. Originally published by Joseph Johnson but quickly withdrawn following the controversy it provoked, Jordan replaced the title page and went on to print seven further editions in 1791 alone. Excepting a copy that recently appeared at auction the first issue is generally held to be unobtainable. A second part appeared the following year. Gimbel p88. Printing and the Mind of Man 241.

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

      London: Printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, 1791-93. - First Edition, First Issue of Boswell's Life Of JohnsonTogether WithThe Excessively Rare 'The Principal Corrections and Additions' Bound in at the End of Volume TwoBOSWELL, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Comprehending an Account of his Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; a Series of his Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations with many Eminent Persons; and Various Original Pieces of his Composition, Never Before Published. The Whole Exhibiting a View of Literature and Literary Men in Great-Britain, for Near Half a Century, during which He Flourished. In Two Volumes. London: Printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, 1791. First edition, first issue, with "gve" for "give" in the uncorrected state (line 10 on p. 135 in Volume I) and all of the errata uncorrected.Two quarto volumes (10 3/4 x 8 7/16 inches; 274 x 216 mm.). vii, [1, blank], [ix-xii], [16, "Table of Contents" and "Corrections and Additions"], 516; [2], 588 [i.e. 586] pp. Engraved frontispiece by James Heath from a portrait of Johnson by Sir Joshua Reynolds in Volume I, two engraved facsimile plates in Volume II. ("Round Robin " facing p. 92 and "Fac Similes of Dr. Johnson's hand writing" facing p. 588.Together with [at the end of volume II] BOSWELL, James. The Principal Corrections and Additions to the first edition of Mr. Boswell's Life of Dr. Johnson. London: Printed by Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1793. [Title, verso blank], 42 pp.Bound by Riviére & Son ca. 1910 in full mottled calf, covers with triple gilt rules. Spines with five raised bands, decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments, red and brown morocco labels lettered in gilt, gilt ruled board edges, decorative gilt turn-ins, marbled end-papers, all edges gilt. Expertly rebacked and corners strengthened (over fifty years ago) with original spines laid down. Occasional light foxing or staining to a few leaves, otherwise a fine copy of the first issue with the exceptionally rare Principal Corrections and Additions bound in at the end of volume two."The work [The Principal Corrections and Additions] is now difficult to obtain; when it turns up it is almost invariably bound in with a copy of the first edition of the Life." (Pottle, p. 212).The 'gve' or 'give' question "Of the four copies in the British Museum, two have one reading and two the other. There can be little doubt that 'gve' is the earlier state. The first proof shows the word correctly spelled, but the lines are punctuated as follows: 'Short, O short! then be thy reign,"And give us to the world again.'Boswell passed this in the proof, but in the revise (both proof and revise are in the possession of Mr. Adam) he directed the printer to remove the exclamation point in the first line and substitute it for the first period at the end of the second, which is in fact the punctuation of the printed text. When the changes were made the 'i' dropped out, and the printer, not noticing what had happened, filled up the line by inserting a space between 'gve' and 'us'. After a considerable part of the edition had been printed, the error was discovered and corrected in the press." (Frederick Albert Pottle. The Literary Career of James Boswell, p. 151). The correct first issue as here reads" "Short, O short then be thy reign,"And gve us to the world again!"Boswell’s biography of Johnson is a classic of the genre—a full, candid account of the life of one of the most famous eighteenth-century writers and thinkers by another. "The Life of Johnson was no single book miraculously produced by an inexperienced author. It was the crowning achievement of an artist who for more than twenty-five years had been deliberately disciplining himself for such a task" (Pottle, p. xxi). Courtney & Nichol Smith, pp. 172-3. Grolier, 100 English, 65. Pottle 79 & 113. Rothschild 464 & 466. Sterling 71. Tinker 338. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Verschiedenes zum Unterricht und zur Unterhaltung für Liebhaber der Gaukeltasche, des Magnetismus, und anderer Seltenheiten. Gesammelt und herausgegeben von.

      München, Lindauer 1791 - 17 x 10 cm, Front., 36, 345 S., Eintrag auf Vorsatz, zeitgen. Halbfranz, gebraucht und läd., Ecken bestossen, an Rändern gering stockfleckig

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        Principles of Politeness, and of Knowing the World/ A Father's Legacy to his Daughters/ Thoughts on Female Education

      Boston: John W. Folsom, 1791 Good HC, no DJ. Full leather over boards, no external titles; three works bound together, each with a title page. Clean, square covers and spine; some rubbing wear along cover edges but not worn through to boards; some chipping at spine tail with rear board exposed at lower inner corner; 2 inch split at front cover/spine tail joint; tightly bound; upper half of front free end paper missing; clean interior with slight general age darkening; leaves remain supple; few interior leaves slightly dog-eared at fore corners. 24mo, 188 pp (paged 102, [2], iv, [1], 6-62, [2], 24 pages) This edition, cf, Early American Imprints, 1st series (Evans) #23790; OCLC #55822171. Gregory and Rush separately cataloged by Evans #23422 and #23747.  Founding Father Benjamin Rush signed Declaration of Independence, was a physician, politician, social reformer, educator and humanitarian.

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        Compendio dell'espulsione dei gesuiti dai regni di Portogallo e da tutti i suoi domini. Diviso in tre parti nelle quali si racconta tutto ci? d'interessante e sostanziale che precedette, accompagn?, e segu? questo fatto si memorabile

      s. e. 1791 In 8, pp. 424 + (2). Ampia gora non particolarmente fastidiosa che segna il margine superiore dell'opera. Piccola mancanza al margine sup. ?alla p. 159 - 160. CarTonatura editoriale. L'edizione originale dovrebbe risalire al 1741. Questa ? la prima edizione italiana. La Compagnia dei Gesuiti venne soppressa in Portogallo (ma anche in molti altri paesi cattolici) nel 1767 per motivi politici pi? che teologici. Molti di questi si rifugiarono in Russia e Prussia dove l'ordine venne sostanzialmente ignorato. ITA

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        Compendio dell'espulsione dei gesuiti dai regni di Portogallo e da tutti i suoi domini. Diviso in tre parti nelle quali si racconta tutto cio' d'interessante e sostanziale che precedette, accompagno', e segui' questo fatto si memorabile

      s. e., Nizza (ma Venezia) 1791 - In 8, pp. 424 + (2). Ampia gora non particolarmente fastidiosa che segna il margine superiore dell'opera. Piccola mancanza al margine sup. Âalla p. 159- 160. CarTonatura editoriale. L'edizione originale dovrebbe risalire al 1741. Questa e' la prima edizione italiana. La Compagnia dei Gesuiti venne soppressa in Portogallo (ma anche in molti altri paesi cattolici) nel 1767 per motivi politici piu' che teologici. Molti di questi si rifugiarono in Russia e Prussia dove l'ordine venne sostanzialmente ignorato. ITA

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        Dictionnaire mathématique, ou idée générale des mathématiques. Dans lequel l’on trouve, outre les termes de cette science, plusieurs termes des arts & des autres sciences ; avec des raisonnemens qui conduisent peu à peu l’esprit à une connoissance universelle des Mathématiques

      1791. relié. DeCollection. A Paris, chez Estienne Michallet, 1791. In/4 reliure plein veau du temps, dos à nerfs à caissons dorés et pièce de titre rouge, bandeau, lettrines historiées, 22 planches dont une dépliante, illustrations (schémas) in-texte, 5 ff., 672 p., 34 ff. Menus défauts : écrits à l?'encre en page de titre ; rousseurs éparses ; auréole claire en base d?'une dizaine de feuillets. Jacques Ozanam, (1640 - 1717) mathématicien français. Il est surtout connu pour ses différents écrits dont un portant sur des tables trigonométriques et logarithmiques. 4to in full contemporary calf, ribbed spine with gilt panels and red label, head-piece, historical letters, 22 plates (one folding), illustrations (woods), [5], 672 p., [34]. Few flaws : marginalia on title page ; sporadic foxing ; waterstain on border of tel sheets. The author was a French mathematician. Famous for his writtings on trigonometry & logarythms charts.

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D

      1791-93. first edition. First Edition, First Issue of Boswell's Life Of JohnsonTogether WithThe Excessively Rare 'The Principal Corrections and Additions' Bound in at the End of Volume TwoBOSWELL, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Comprehending an Account of his Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; a Series of his Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations with many Eminent Persons; and Various Original Pieces of his Composition, Never Before Published. The Whole Exhibiting a View of Literature and Literary Men in Great-Britain, for Near Half a Century, during which He Flourished. In Two Volumes. London: Printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, 1791. First edition, first issue, with ?"gve?" for "give" in the uncorrected state (line 10 on p. 135 in Volume I) and all of the errata uncorrected.Two quarto volumes (10 3/4 x 8 7/16 inches; 274 x 216 mm.). vii, [1, blank], [ix-xii], [16, ?"Table of Contents?" and ?"Corrections and Additions?"], 516; [2], 588 [i.e. 586] pp. Engraved frontispiece by James Heath from a portrait of Johnson by Sir Joshua Reynolds in Volume I, two engraved facsimile plates in Volume II. ("Round Robin…" facing p. 92 and "Fac Similes of Dr. Johnson's hand writing" facing p. 588.Together with [at the end of volume II] BOSWELL, James. The Principal Corrections and Additions to the first edition of Mr. Boswell's Life of Dr. Johnson. London: Printed by Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1793. [Title, verso blank], 42 pp.Bound by Riviére & Son ca. 1910 in full mottled calf, covers with triple gilt rules. Spines with five raised bands, decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments, red and brown morocco labels lettered in gilt, gilt ruled board edges, decorative gilt turn-ins, marbled end-papers, all edges gilt. Expertly rebacked and corners strengthened (over fifty years ago) with original spines laid down. Occasional light foxing or staining to a few leaves, otherwise a fine copy of the first issue with the exceptionally rare Principal Corrections and Additions bound in at the end of volume two."The work [The Principal Corrections and Additions] is now difficult to obtain; when it turns up it is almost invariably bound in with a copy of the first edition of the Life." (Pottle, p. 212).The 'gve' or 'give' question…"Of the four copies in the British Museum, two have one reading and two the other. There can be little doubt that 'gve' is the earlier state. The first proof shows the word correctly spelled, but the lines are punctuated as follows: 'Short, O short! then be thy reign,"And give us to the world again.'Boswell passed this in the proof, but in the revise (both proof and revise are in the possession of Mr. Adam) he directed the printer to remove the exclamation point in the first line and substitute it for the first period at the end of the second, which is in fact the punctuation of the printed text. When the changes were made the 'i' dropped out, and the printer, not noticing what had happened, filled up the line by inserting a space between 'gve' and 'us'. After a considerable part of the edition had been printed, the error was discovered and corrected in the press." (Frederick Albert Pottle. The Literary Career of James Boswell, p. 151). The correct first issue as here reads" "Short, O short then be thy reign,"And gve us to the world again!"Boswell?'s biography of Johnson is a classic of the genre—a full, candid account of the life of one of the most famous eighteenth-century writers and thinkers by another. ?"The Life of Johnson was no single book miraculously produced by an inexperienced author. It was the crowning achievement of an artist who for more than twenty-five years had been deliberately disciplining himself for such a task?" (Pottle, p. xxi). Courtney & Nichol Smith, pp. 172-3. Grolier, 100 English, 65. Pottle 79 & 113. Rothschild 464 & 466. Sterling 71. Tinker 338.

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        Neues Kochbuch, oder geprüfte Anweisung zur schmackhaften Zubereitung der Speisen, des Backwerks, der Confekturen, des Gefrorenen und Eingemachten.

      Stuttgart Johann Christoph Betulius 1791 - Kl. 8°. 6 S., 608 S., 24 S. Mod. Pbd. Mit RVergoldung. Papierbedingt gebräunt, teilweise fleckig. Einige Seiten sind von alter Hand restauriert. Weiss 2348. Erstausgabe. Friederike Luise Löf(f)ler war die "Landschaftsköchin", sie kochte für die zusammen speisenden Abgeordneten (Landschaft) des Herzogtums Württemberg. Das Werk ist trotz der vielfach verwendeten französischen Bezeichnungen ein Kochbuch der schwäbischen Küche. Sehr selten. Deutsch; 0,372 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Codigo de las Costumbres Maritimas de Barcelona, Hasta Aqui

      1791. Critical Spanish Edition of the Consolato de Mare Capmany y de Montpalau, Antonio de [1742-1813], Editor. [Montana, Pedro Pablo (d.1803), Illustrator]. [Moles, Pascal Pierre (1741-1797), Illustrator and Engraver]. [Carnicero, Antonio (1748-1814), Engraver. [Paret y Alcazar (1746-1799), Engraver]. Codigo de las Costumbres Maritimas de Barcelona, Hasta Aqui Vulgarmente Llamado Libro del Consulado. Nuevamente Traducido al Castellano con el Texto Lemosin restituido a su Origina;l Integridad y Pureza; E Illustrado con Varios Apendices, Glosarios, Y Observaciones Historicas. Publicase por Disposicion y a Expensas de la Real Junta y Consulado de Comercio de la Misma Ciudad, Bano la Direccion de la General y Supremo del Reyno. Madrid: En la Imprenta de Don. Antonio de Sancha, 1791. lxxxii, 320, [4], 321-368; [ii], 7-224, [1] pp. Two volumes in one book, each with title page and individual pagination. Half-title and title page of Volume II misbound between pp. 320 and 321 of Volume I. Main text in parallel columns. Quarto (9-1/2" x 7-1/2"). Contemporary tree sheep, gilt frames to boards, lettering pieces and gilt ornaments to spine, marbled endpapers, edges rouged. Rubbing to extremities with wear to spine ends, joints and corners, backstrip and lettering piece abraded, a few shallow scuffs to boards, front joint starting, crack in text block between front free endpaper and following leaf. Copperplate vignette to title pages, first page of main text and first page of the appendix, copperplate decorated initials. Some toning to text. Later gift inscription to front endleaf, interior otherwise clean. Ex-library. Fragment of location label to spine, small inkstamp and a few annotations to verso of title page. * Only edition. A landmark in the development of maritime law, the Consolato del Mare, or Consulado del Mar, was first published in Barcelona in 1484. A digest of the law and practice commonly followed by the commercial judges in the chief ports around the Mediterranean, it became a maritime common law of the Mediterranean and a foundation for subsequent European maritime laws and customs. It circulation was widest in Italy, especially among the Venetians, which is why it is generally known by its Italian title, but it was also influential in Western Europe. In addition to maritime law, it cont

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        Selenotopographische Fragmente zur genaueren Kenntniss der Mondfläche, ihrer erlittenen Veränderungen und Atmosphäre, sammt den dazu gehörigen Specialcharten und Zeichungen.

      Lilienthal, for the author, 1791-1802 - Two vols., 4to (275 x 211 mm), pp. [18], xx, 676, [1]; [8], xxii, 565, [1], with engraved title vignettes to both volumes, and 75 engraved plates, five folding; a very few leaves with the odd spot; contemporary half calf over speckled board, red leather labels. £25,000First edition, a fine, uncut, and complete copy with the rare second volume, of Schröter's famous work, 'the foundation of modern selenography' (Brown).'Schröter studied law at Göttingen but also attended lectures in mathematics, physics, and astronomy, the last under Kästner? Through his appreciation of music he met the Herschel family, who revived his interest in astronomy. In 1781 he became chief magistrate at Lilienthal, a post that left him free time to devote to astronomy. In 1781 he became chief magistrate at Lilienthal, a post that left him free time to devote to astronomy. With the aid of the optician J.G. Schrader he built and equipped an observatory that subsequently became world-famous for the excellence of the instruments. Some were made in his own workshop; others he bought from Herschel, the latter including a reflector with a twenty-seven-foot focal length, the largest on the Continent. George III of England enabled Schröter to continue his astronomical work by buying all of his instruments, with the stipulation that they remain in Schröter's possession until his death, when they would become the property of the University of Göttingen. Schröter was also awarded a grant to hire an assistant. K.L. Harding and, later, F.W. Bessel were among those who held the post.'For thirty years the observatory at Lilienthal was a center of astronomical research and was visited by foreign astronomers. On 21 September 1800 it was the site of the congress organized to search the space between Mars and Jupiter for a planetary body. Lilienthal was occupied during the Napoleonic Wars by the French, who looted and partly destroyed the observatory, although most of the instruments were saved. In the ensuing fire Schröter lost all copies of his own works, which he had published himself ?'Schröter was the first to observe the surface of the moon and the planets systematically over a long period. He made hundreds of drawings of lunar mountains and other features, and discovered and named the lunar rills' (DSB). 'The face of the moon is not only furrowed with craters, valleys, and seas, but it is laced with narrow clefts, or rills, and the honor of discovering the first lunar rills lies squarely in the lap of Johann Schröter ? His Fragments of Lunar Topography contains the results of a dozen years of observing; it has a large re-engraving of the Mayer moon map, and more importantly, dozens of engraved views of particular features of the lunar landscape. Especially noteworthy in Schröter's lunar studies was his practice of studying the same feature under different angles of illumination, by which he was able to get a much better idea of actual lunar topography. He even calculated altitudes of many lunar mountains' (Linda Hall exhibition catalogue).Whilst most copies of Schröter's work were destroyed in 1813 during the occupation of Lilienthal by the French, the second volume, published closer to the event than the first, is of the greatest rarity. Complete with all the plates, the copy offered here is enhanced through the addition at the time of binding of three folding plates by Bode, including a large chart illustrating the parabolic paths of 72 comets, and a fine stereographic celestial map, measuring 76.5 x 76.5 cm and 67.5 x 66 cm respectively (these with short tears to folds and lightly offset).The large, apparently separately printed maps by Bode are of similar rarity, with the chart of cometary paths recorded at the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, and Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiburg only, and - whilst a number of different examples of the stereographic celestial chart are recorded in German libraries - the only copy recorded as engraved by the Berlin engrave

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        Engelska språkets art, wisad uti föreläsningar, til deras tjenst, som utan muntelig underwisning sjelfwa lära sig detta språk. På egen bekostnad [The nature of the English language .]. + Kort anwisning til engelska språkets rätta uttal och accent, hwarigenom en swensk med liten möda kan lära sig at uttala orden, och sätta accenten på sit tilbörliga ställe. På egen bekostnad [A short instruction on the pronunciation and accent of the English language .].

      1791 - Lund, C. F. Berling, 1791. 8:o. (10),132 pp. + Lund, C. F. Berling, 1791. 8:o. 64 pp.Nice contemporary tan half calf with raised bands, sparingly gilt spine and glazed paper label. Sprinkled edges. Superficial crack at top of front joint. Occasional spotting. Signature on title. A fine copy from Ericsberg Castle in Sweden.Hammarsköld Förtekning p. 34. The first work contains six translation exercises and a series of refections on Sweden from a historical and geographical perspective. At the time this was a novelty in the field of language education and, according to the literary historian Ingar Bratt, the first example of advanced translation exercises from the native language. The work is concluded with the motto: "Enough is as good as a feast". According to the author, the second work is a basically an appendix to the first one, with corrections and new pronunciation instructions. Christopher Daniel Bunth (1761-1831) had studied in Greifswald and for the language teacher Ifvar Kraak in Lund. Bunth received a readership in English and French literature at the University of Lund in 1786, an unpaid position which gave him the rights to teach there. He published a number of other textbooks and also wrote a few plays. Bunth remained at the university until 1799 when he changed careers and joined the clergy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TRAVELS THROUGH CYPRUS, SYRIA, AND PALESTINE: with a General History of the Levant. Translated from the Italian

      London, G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1791.. FIRST EDITIONS, 1791-92, 3 volumes, complete set. 8vo, approximately 220 x 130 mm, 8¾ x 5¼ inches, pages: xxiv, 340; xix, (1), 437; (8), 512, complete with half-titles, pages: 225-240 in Volume I are misbound between pages 208 and 209, collated and guaranteed complete, bound in 19th century half calf over marbled sides, gilt rules and raised bands to spine, contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels, marbled edges, tan endpapers. Slight rubbing to extremities, armorial bookplate on front pastedowns, endpapers lightly foxed, small piece torn from 1 margin corner, tiny closed tear to 1 corner, neatly repaired, upper margins occasionally lightly browned at edge, otherwise contents clean, bindings tight and firm. A very good set of the scarce first English edition. Abbe Mariti first published his work in Lucca in 1769-71: "Viaggi per l'isola di Cipro e per la Soria e Palestina, 1760-68". Travels in Cyprus occupies Volume I and includes 5 chapters on wine and wine-making (page 303-340), Volume II, and Volume III up to page 149 are concerned with travels in Syria and Palestine, and page 151 to the end is a history of Jerusalem from its beginnings to the 12th century. Cox, Volume I, page 237: "Mariti (1736-1806), who was an official of the Imperial and Tuscan consulates, gives an excellent account of the condition of Cyprus during the third quarter of the eighteenth century, which is based mainly on his observations". See, Sotheby's The Library of Henry M. Blackmer II, number 816 for first French edition; The Sefik E. Atabey Collection, The Ottoman World, 770 & 771 for second editon in French and the Dublin edition. Neither listing the first English edition. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Beschreibung von London vorzüglich in Rücksicht auf ältere Geschichte, Sitten und Kunstmerkwürdigkeiten dieser Stadt. Übesetzt von Johann Heinrich Wiedmann

      Nürnberg, Felßecker 1791.. Mit gestochener Titelvignette und 3 Kupfertafeln. 14 Bll., 669 S. HLdr. d. Zt. Engelmann 646. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe von "Some Account of London", eines der letzten Werke Pennants, verfasst nach seinen zahlreichen Reisen und basierend auf den unzähligen Beobachtungen, die er fast ein halbes Jahrhundert in London machte: "Dieses Werk besteht aus den Beobachtungen von beynahe der Hälfte meines Lebens, die ich ... auf den zahllosen Spaziergängen in und um unsere Haupstadt ... zu machen Gelegenheit hatte" (Vorwort). - Etwas berieben. Titel gestempelt. Tls. etwas braunfleckig.

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        vie privée du Marechal de Richelieu contenant ses amours et ses intrigues EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez Buisson, 1791. Fine. Chez Buisson, à Paris 1791, 3 tomes en 3 Vol. in 8 (12x20,5cm), (4) 472pp. et (4) 488pp. et (4) 441pp. (7), trois volumes reliés. - First Edition, written by Barbier (Dictionary of anonymous works) by Faur, and according to the BN by France Faur and Benjamin de Laborde. Sheepskin half blonde time. Back smooth threads. boards marbled paper. Title and volume number browned. Tasks on the back. The preface of the book states that the memoirs of Richelieu less one biography of Richelieu as memories covering the reign of Louis XIV, the Regency and the reign of Louis XV. This book claims to address these submissions and present the Marshal as it was in truth "is the hero undressed we present to the public." As the title indicates, in addition to its historical role, the book reveals qu'entretint Richelieu relations with women, "all women fought his heart ... all the love he claimed their duty equal honor." The book contains many original letters and memoirs written by individuals Richelieu, or addressed to Richelieu. New type of historical work which will have a great future, the book by various lighting tasks clearly paint the man was Richelieu, with its virtues and vices. Great Free School library stamp ND Mont-Roland on the half-title. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, rédigée selon Barbier (Dictionnaire des ouvrages anonymes) par Faur, et selon la BN de France par Faur ou Benjamin de Laborde. Reliures en demi basane blonde d'époque. Dos lisse à filets. Plats de papier marbrés. Titre et tomaison dorés. Tâches sur les dos. La préface de l'ouvrage indique que les Mémoires de Richelieu sont moins une seule biographie de Richelieu que de mémoires couvrant la fin du règne de louis XIV, la Régence et le règne de Louis XV. Le présent ouvrage prétend remédier à ces mémoires et présenter le maréchal tel qu'il était en vérité "c'est le héros en déshabillé que nous présentons au public". Comme l'indique le titre, outre son rôle historique, le livre dévoile les relations qu'entretint Richelieu avec les femmes, "toutes les femmes se disputaient son coeur... Les aimant toutes, il prétendait leur devoir un égal hommage." L'ouvrage Contient un grand nombre de lettres originales et de mémoires particuliers écrits par Richelieu, ou adressés à Richelieu. Type d'ouvrage historique nouveau et qui aura un grand avenir, le livre par divers éclairage tâches de peindre clairement l'homme que fut Richelieu, avec ses vertus et ses vices. Cachet Grande bibliothèque école libre N.D. de Mont-Roland sur le faux-titre.

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        Baudelocque's Anleitung zur Entbindungskunst. 2 Bde.

      - Leipzig, in der Weygandschen Buchhandlung, 1791-1794, 8°, (20), 756 pp.; Kupfertafeln; (2), 556 pp., 17 gefalt. Kupfertafeln, 3 gealt. Foliotabellen, 2 Pappbände d.Zt; feines Exemplar. Die unfangreichste deutsche Ausgabe des Hauptwerks des berühmten Geburtshelfers , ist die "Zwote Ausgabe, nach der sehr vermerten franzöischen zwoten Ausgabe des Verfassers übersetzt, mit Anmerkungen versehen, und durch einen neuausgearbeiteten Anhang, auch mit mehrern neuen Kupfer vermehrt, von Phillipp Friedrich Meckel*, Doktor der Arzneygelahrtheit und ordentlicher Professor derselben auf der Friedrichsuniversität zu Halle. - - " . war seiner Zeit unstreitig der beste Lehrer der Geburtshilfe". Hirsch - - "Gross sind seine Verdienste um die Beckenmessung. Der Zange widmet er ein eingehendes Studium namentlich auch bezüglich der Nachteile der Kompression des Kopfes. Die Wendung auf den Kopf erwähnt er zwar bei einigen seiner Arten der Schieflage, zieht aber in allen Fällen die Wendung auf die Füsse vor. Baudelocque war einer der eifrigsten Gegner des Schamfugenschnittes; ebenso hat sein Autorität der künstlichen Frühgeburt für lange Zeit den Eintritt in Frankreich verwehrt. Er hat einen Einfluss von ähnlicher Intensität und Ausdehnung auf die Geburtshilfe - nicht nur auf die französische - ausgeübt, wie sein älterer Landsmann André Levret" Fasbender, Geschichte der Geburtshilfe (1964), pp. 254 ff.). - - *) Zum Übersetzer: Philipp Friedrich Theodor Meckel (1755-1803) war Prosektor in Straßburg und wurde 1779 Professor der Anatomie und Chirurgie in Halle. Die Tätigkeit als Anatom, die zugleich auch den Unterricht in der Physiologie umfasste, bildete jedoch nur eins seiner umfangreichen Arbeitsgebiete. Seit 1788 leitete er die chirurgische Abteilung des Klinikums in Glaucha, war auch außerhalb dieser amtlichen Funktion ein gesuchter Chirurg. Er übersetzte die geburtshilflichen Werke des Franzosen Baudeloque, gründete eine private Entbindungsanstalt und wurde zweimal zur Entbindung an den Zarenhof nach St. Petersburg gerufen. 1795 bot ihm Katharina II. die Leitung der gesamten medizinischen Universitäts-Anstalten in Petersburg an. Die Ablehnung ist ihm wahrscheinlich nicht leichtgefallen, brachte ihm allerdings den preußischen Geheimratstitel ein. - - Jean Louis Baudelocque (1745?-1810) "received medical instruction from his father, a prominent surgeon in Amiens, at an early age. He later completed his medical education in Paris where he became the most distinguished pupil of François Louis Joseph Solayrès de Renhac (1739-1772) at the Hôpital de la Charité. By 1776 he was a member of the Collège de Chirurgie and well established in Paris as a teacher and obstetrician. After the French Revolution, with its subsequent reorganization of France's scientific institutions, Baudelocque was appointed professor of obstetrics at the École de Santé and director of the Maternité. Baudelocque achieved a great reputation, became France's leading obstetrician, and was called upon to attend many women from Europe's top royal families. His fame and reputation also gained him some outspoken critics especially since Baudelocque was an advocate of cesarean section. It was his support of cesarean section that led him into a bitter lawsuit late in his career. Unfortunately, one of his patients died and he was forced to trial by his arch rival Jean François Sacombe (1750-1822). Baudelocque lost the suit and, in spite of his achievements and enormous professional stature, never fully recovered from the incident. Baudelocque's obstetric contributions include a forceps which he based on an earlier model of Levret as well as a pelvimeter of his own design. He also introduced a technique for measuring the various diameters of the female pelvis one of which, the external conjugate, bears his name. The present work was immensely successful and went through at least eight French editions. Comprehensive in scope, it did much to popularize clinical pelvimetry and the . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DROITS DE L'HOMME; EN RÉPONSE A L'ATTAQUE DE M. BURKE SUR LA RÉVOLUTION FRANÇOISE...TRADUIT DE L'ANGLOIS, PAR F. SOULÉS. AVEC DES NOTES & UNE NOUVELLE PRÉFACE DE L'AUTEUR

      Paris. May 1791.. viii,148pp. Original salmon colored boards, remnants of later spine label. Slightly rubbed, else a fine copy. A lovely copy in contemporary condition of one of the most important editions of Paine's great polemic, RIGHTS OF MAN. This is the first French edition of the book, following the first English publication by about six weeks and reprinting the original text as it appeared in the suppressed first English edition. This edition thus preserves Paine's original language before it was toned down by later British publishers, as well as publishing for the first time a preface written solely for this edition. Paine was moved to write this work in response to Edmund Burke's REFLECTIONS ON THE REVOLUTION IN FRANCE, which describes the destruction of the old order in France and voices fear of the danger of wholesale revolution. Paine replied with RIGHTS OF MAN, in which he "laid down those principles of fundamental human rights which must stand, no matter what excesses are committed to obtain them...[it is] the textbook of radical thought and the clearest of all expositions of the basic principles of democracy" - PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN. Arguably it is Paine's most important work, even more influential, in the end, than COMMON SENSE. The first edition of RIGHTS OF MAN was published by Johnson in London on Feb. 22, 1791, a date chosen to honor the (unwilling) dedicatee, George Washington; however, the publisher, intimidated by government agents, suppressed it on the day of publication, and only a few copies escaped destruction. The next British editions, although heated enough to raise a storm of debate, were toned down. This first French edition is thus the second edition of Paine's original text, as well as the first to directly address the revolutionaries he was applauding. The titlepage gives the date of May 1791 in the imprint. This edition would seem to precede another edition with a collation of xii,227pp. and without a month specified, which was issued by the same publisher. The NUC locates only two copies of the present edition. A rare and significant edition of one of the greatest political works. PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN 241. HOWES P31 (not citing this ed).

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        Antiquitate Culinariae; or Curious Tracts relating to the Culinary affairs of the Old English. With a preliminary discourse, Notes and Illustrations, By the Reverend Richard Warner, of Sway, near Lymington, Hants

      London: Printed for R. Blamire, Strand, 1791. Quarto, [2] lx, 137, [1 blank] pages. First edition. Illustrated with two aquatints, 'A Saxon Entertainment", and "The Peacock Feast" (the later double-paged). Engraved title page. Warner was a prominent English antiquarian and divine. This work was one of the first to examine the history of early English cookery, at the forefront of a scholarly movement that developed over the last three centuries of the Eighteenth Century. The book contains: Warner's detailed introductory notes; "The Forme of Cury," copied from an ancient vellum roll thought to have been compiled about 1390 by the master cooks of Richard II; "Ancient Cookery, A.D. 1381," another collection of recipes from the same vellum roll; "Ancient Cookery," a collection of recipes from a fifteenth century manuscript but which almost certainly dates from a much earlier period; Ancient Recipes to Preserve Fruits," from the mid-Seventeenth Century; and account of the enthronment feasts of George Neville as Archbishop of York in the reign of King Edward IV, and of William Warham of Archbishop of Canterbury in 1504. Nineteenth Century three quarters roan leather and boards, with gilt-lettered spine, recently re-backed with the original spine laid down. some minor spotting, otherwise very good. [Bitting 485; Cagle 1049; Crahan 446; Simon 1607].

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        Encyclopediana ou dictionnaire encyclopédique des Ana EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez Panckoucke, 1791. Fine. Chez Panckoucke, à Paris 1791, In 4 (20x26cm), relié. - First Edition. According to the preface, it complements Methodical Encyclopedia edited by Panckoucke. Full sheepskin brown time. Back to nerves decorated with nets. Part of title in red morocco. A small loss in head and tail. Friction. Traces of old restorations corners and tail. First three leaves (including leaf guard) wrinkled. The Anas, who is particularly flores seventeenth are collections of various thoughts, anecdotes and jokes, put in the greatest disorder and to the public as an intellectual entertainment. The originality of this book is to have them together in the dictionary, but cite the author. The whole becoming a monumental ana that can and browse from beginning to end, with pleasure, surprise and education: it should be noted that the spotlight is made to the story and the characters. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Selon la préface, elle vient compléter L'Encyclopédie méthodique éditée par Panckoucke. Reliure en pleine basane brune d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné de filets. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Un petit manque en tête et en queue. Frottements. Traces de restaurations anciennes en coins et queue. Trois premiers feuillets (dont feuillet de garde) froissés. Les Anas, qui ont particulièrement fait flores au XVIIe sont des recueils de pensées diverses, d'anecdotes et de bons mots, mis dans le plus grand désordre et destinés au public comme un divertissement intellectuel. L'originalité de cet ouvrage est de les avoir rassembler en dictionnaire, sans citer toutefois les auteurs. L'ensemble devenant un monumental ana que l'on peut ainsi feuilleter du début à la fin, avec plaisir, surprise et instruction : on notera que la part belle est faite à l'histoire et aux personnages.

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        A Modern, Authentic and Complete System of Universal Geography

      London: Printed for C. Cooke,, 1791?-7. Including All the late important Discoveries made by the English, and other celebrated Navigators of various Nations, in the different Hemispheres; and containing a Genuine History and Description of the Whole World, as consisting of Empires, Kingdoms, States, Republics, Provinces, Continents, Islands, Oceans, &c. ... throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, and America ... Together with a Complete History of every Empire, Kingdom, and State ... In which is introduced, to illustrate the Work, a considerable Number of the most accurate Whole Sheet Maps, forming a Complete Atlas. To which is added a complete guide to Geography, Astronomy, the use of the Globes, Maps &c. ... Likewise containing ... Captain Cook's Voyages. Together with all the Discoveries made by other Mariners since the Time of that celebrated Circumnavigator. ... The Whole Forming a Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels. 2 volumes, folio (384 x 240 mm). Contemporary full tree calf, raised bands, red and dark green morocco labels, edges speckled black. Engraved frontispiece, 83 similar plates, and 22 maps, of which 12 folding. Extremities slightly rubbed and bumped, minor wear to corners, boards a touch scuffed, occasional mild spotting to text block, closed tears to a few leaves, a few corners turned First edition, later issue, of Bankes's impressive geography. Originally issued in 90 weekly parts, starting in 1787, copies of the work appear in several variants. "While it was being issued changes were made to its title page, to the contents of some parts and to the maps it contained. These changes allow a sequence of variants to be established for the title page and for some individual parts, and allow some parts (but not a whole set of parts) to be dated" (Prescott, A Guide to Maps of Australia in Books Published 1780-1830, p. 242). This continuous editing process of Bankes's Geography, which revised and added information (especially to the parts concerned with Australia and the recently established colony), reflects the particular shape of the English interest in geography and exploration at the end of the eighteenth century.

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        Über den Bau des Himmels. Drey Abhandlungen aus dem Englischen übersetzt. Nebst einem authentischen Auszug aus Kants allgemeiner Naturgeschichte und Theorie des Himmels.

      : Königsberg, Nicolovius 1791 - XII+ 204 pages p. With 3 folded engraved plates Bound in a contemporary half calf with raised bands and goldlinedecoration on spinen only small wear [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Orationes, et epistolae ... ad usum scolarum selectae

      Venetiis: Apud Josephum Orlandelli 8vo (19 cm, 7.5"). 2 vols. I: xv, 359, [1] pp. II: 328 pp.. 1791 Marc Antoine Muret (1526–85), better known by the Latin form of his name, Muretus, started his literary career in Paris as a member of the circle of young poets that also included Dorat and Ronsard, and in 1553 he published a French commentary on Ronsard's Amours. He later moved to Italy, where he became one of the leading classicists of his day. He has long been recognized as the best Latin prose stylist of the Renaissance, and his works were used, as this textbook exemplifies, as a model for students. Vol. I of this work contains selections from his speeches, while vol. II contains letters. This particular collection of Muretus for students was apparently first published in 1739 and regularly republished during the 18th century. An engraved portrait of Muretus serves as the frontispiece for vol. I. No U.S.copies traced via NUC Pre-1956 or WorldCat. Contemporary half vellum over stencilled paper, spine with inked title; stained and paper torn with much chipping, especially on edges of covers. Ex-library with white-lettered call number on spines and, on title-pages, two different Catholic institutions' rubber-stamps, plus the old inked ownership inscription of a Jesuit novitiate (Maryland). Ink scratches to frontispiece portrait (intentional?), and some inkstains in margins elsewhere. Lightly foxed. All edges speckled red.

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        Grundriss der Kayserl. Freien Reichs und Handels-Stadt Hamburg nebst dem auf Königl. Dänischen Gebiet daran liegenden Altona. Einen (!) Hochpreislichen Senat gehorsamst zugeeignet von F.A. von Lawrence Lieutnant. Altkolor. Kupferstichplan (von T.A. Pingeling). 1791. 63,5 x 96 cm. Gerahmt.

      1791. . Unten links figürliche Titelkartusche, daneben Hamburgs Wappen montiert. Zeigt die Befestigungsanlage mit seiner Umgebung, im Westen Hamburger Berg, die Sternschanze im Norden, Das Neue-Werck im Osten und südlich der Elbe Schumacher Wärder.- Knapp beschnitten, ehemals gefaltet, vereinzelt minimale Einrisse an den Falzen am Rand.

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        Nicodème dans la Lune; ou la Révolution pacifique, folie en prose et en trois actes; Mêlée d'Ariettes & de Vaudevilles. Représentée pour la première fois à Paris, au théâtre Français, Comique & Lyrique, le 7 novembre 1790; &, pour la cinquantième fois, le lundi février 1791

      l'Auteur, Paris 1791 - Octavo; a very good copy in original condition, stitched in plain blue-grey wrappers (some small tears and damage). Lunar living is rather like France. First edition: lunar life proves very similar to life in provincial France, but the music is better.Beffroy de Reigny (1757-1811) was a highly successful journalist and dramatist. His most important works were written in the period succeeding the French revolution, and he was fond of using lunar society to satirise the French, as can be seen in his burlesque journal Les Lunes, published monthly.This is the libretto for his popular opera Nicodème, one of several Paris editions of the same year (another appeared in Avignon, and a 'third' edition of 1797 is also recorded). As the title shows, the opera was first performed in November 1790, running for over four hundred performances. And it is a cracking piece of theatre, in which disgruntled villagers sing of their woes under the tyrannical rule of a feudal lunar government. Frisky youngsters Frerot and Lolotte, disenchanted, are reduced to singing of the disappointments and hardships of their life, but are saved from drudgery by the arrival of the aviator Nicodème, replete with persuasive ideas for urban renewal. It is to be hoped that Lolotte's early lament was not shared by the audience: 'ils disent com ça qu'ils n'sont guère d'humeur d'entendre eun (sic) chanson, qu'ils ont plutôt envie de pleurer que d'rire.'. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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: printed for J. Debrett, 1791. Quarto, 26 pp., some very minor foxing; a fine tall copy in period-style full calf gilt, morocco label to front. The story continues: printing letters written by Phillip to Lord Sydney. Very rare: the first public printing of the House of Commons paper published some months earlier. This is one of the rarest of First Fleet books, and 'there is keen competition among collectors when a copy turns up' (Australian Rare Books).Printing three letters from Phillip to Lord Sydney and an important description of Norfolk Island by Philip Gidley King, these letters and despatches continued the story of settlement after the events described in Phillip's official account. In this regard it is curious to note that it is printed by John Debrett of Piccadilly, the publisher of White's Journal (1790), rather than his competitor John Stockdale, who originally published Phillip; no doubt 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 papers are marginally earlier, most collectors in fact prefer the Debrett edition because the text is printed very much in 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.

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        Travels Through North & South Carolina, Georgia, East & West Florida, the Cherokee Country, the Extensive Territories of the Muscogulges, or Creek Confederacy, and the County of the Chactaws; Containing an Account of the Soil and Natural Productions of Those Regions Together with Observations on the Manner of the Indians.

      Printed by James & Johnson, Philadelphia 1791 - 8vo. 522 pages. Bound in original full leather, rebacked with remains of the original spine laid down. The binding is rubbed and worn with bumped corners. Old scuffing to the leather. The original spine has been chipped and abraded and appears to have been laid down in pieces. COMPLETE with the frontis of Mico Chlucco (King of the Seminoles), the folding map, and 7 other copperplate engravings (8 engravings and a map). Text is toned and has some foxing. A sound copy. Housed in a custom clamshell box. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Anfangsgründe der Schiffbaukunst oder Praktische Abhandlung über den Schiffbau. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen vermehrt von C.G.D. Müller. ( = Schauplatz der Künste und Handwerke, Neunzehnter (19) Band ).

      Pauli, Berlin 1791 - ( = Erste deutsche Ausgabe ) Mit 5 n.n. Blättern ( Titelblatt - Nachricht an das Publicum - Verzeichnis der Bücher und Kupferstiche, welche bey Joachim Pauli.zu haben sind 1791 ), LXXII ( Vorrede des Übersetzes - Versuch einer Literatur des Schiffbaues: Erklärung der Kunstsprache - Schriften über die Theorie des Schiffbaues - Schriften über den practischen Schiffbau - Vorrede des Verfassers ), 517 Seiten, 31 n.n. Blätter ( Inhalt - Register und Erklärung der in dem Buche gebrauchten deutschen Kunstwörter - Druckfehler - Bericht für den Buchbinder ). Mit gestochenem Frontispiz, 10 in Kupfer gestochenen Vignetten sowie 18 mehrfach ausfaltbaren Kupfertafeln ( so vollständig ). Ganzlederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Einbandrücken und 2 farbigen Rückenschildchen sowie umlaufendem Rotschnitt, Klein4° ( 24,5 x 20,5 cm ). Einband berieben ( Rückdeckel stark berieben ), Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, der schmale Einbandrücken zu den Kapitalen hin angeplatzt sowie mit kleiner Klebemarke zum unteren Kapital hin. Innen 3 Besitzvermerke beginnend 1929 auf dem unbedruckten Vorsatzblatt, das Titelblatt mit altem gelöschtem Besitzstempel aus Görlitz. Wenige Seiten gering fleckig bzw. gering stock- oder minimal braunfleckig, desgleichen die schönen großen Kupfertafeln. - selten - ( Gewicht 1300 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Every Man His Own Broker: Or, A Guide to the Stock-Exchange.

      1791 - Every Man His Own Broker: A Popular Eighteenth-Century English Handbook Mortimer, Thomas [1730-1810]. Every Man His Own Broker: Or, A Guide to the Stock-Exchange. In Which the Nature of Several Funds, Vulgarly Called the Stocks Is Clearly Explained, And Accurate Computations are Formed of the Average Value of East India Stock for Several Years, From the Current Year. The Mystery and Iniquity of Stock-Jobbing is Laid Before the Public, In a New and Impartial Light. The Method of Transferring Stock, And of Buying and Selling; The Several Government Securities, Without the Assistance of a Broker, Is Made Intelligible to All Persons Concerned; And an Account is Given of the Laws in Force Relative to Brokers, Clerks of the Bank, &c. With Directions How to Avoid the Losses that are Frequently Sustained by the Destruction of Bank Notes, India Bonds, &c. By Fire, And Other Accidents. Also, An Historical Account of the Origin, Progress, And Present State of Public Credit, Of the National Debt, Both Principal and Interest, Of Banking, And of the Sinking-Fund; With Advice to Adventurers in the State-Lotteries. To Which is Added, A Supplement, Containing Rules for Forming a Judgment of the Real Causes of the Rise or Fall of the Stocks; New Observations on the Payment of the Dividends; The Equation, And Other Useful Tables. London: Printed for G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1791. xxiv, 263, [1] pp. Engraved fold-out "Table of Equation." Octavo (6-7/8" x 4-1/8"). Contemporary sheep, carefully rebacked and re-cornered, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spines, hinges mended, negligible toning to text. Faint pencil marks to margins in some places, interior otherwise clean. An excellent copy. * Eleventh edition, "Considerably Improved." This popular guide was first published in 1761 and was later translated into German, Dutch, French and Italian. It appeared at a time when Great Britain was codifying its position as the most sophisticated commercial empire in the world. At the time of the eleventh edition stock in the East India company held an allure comparable to shares in internet start-ups in the mid-1990s. As his lengthy sub-title title suggests, Mortimer was critical of brokers and hostile toward speculators and jobbers. However, his detailed advice offers one of the best accounts of stock trading in the second half of the eigh [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'ARGONAUTICA DI APOLLONIO RODIO.

      Rome, a spese di Venanzio Monaldini, e Paolo Giunchi, 1791.2 volumes, complete set, FIRST EDITION 1791 - 94, parallel Greek and Italian text with explanation in Italian, 4to, approximately 280 x 210 mm, 11 x 8¼ inches, each title page has a different engraving, 2 engravings in the prelim pages plus 17 engravings of varying size in the text, large folding map at the end of the prelims, pages: xxxix, 168, 199 - 434, [2]; xxviij, 531, [1], the jump in pagination in Volume I is a printer's error, the register and text are continuous, bound in modern half calf, red and green gilt lettered labels, gilt rules and decoration to spine, mottled paper covered boards, new endpapers, speckled edges. Rubbing to corners, neat inscription (C. J. R. Coleridge, address and date 1860) on front endpaper, tiny blind stamp of bookseller on endpaper of Volume II, small chip to 3 fore - edge margins, small tear to 1 fore - edge margin, all due to paper flaws, a couple of pages faintly foxed, otherwise a clean tight set. First published in Greek in Florence in 1496, Apollonius of Rhodes (3rd century B.C.) Jason and the Golden Fleece. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        [K 527]. Il dissoluto Punito o Sia Il D. Giovanni Drama giocoso La Musica del Signore Wolffgango Mozard[!] messa per il Piano Forte Del Carlo Zulehner. No. 138. Fr. 21. Fl. 10. [Piano-vocal score]

      Mainz: B. Schott [PN 138]. [after 1791]. Oblong folio. Quarter black cloth with black paper boards. 1f. (recto title within decorative oval border, verso blank), [1] (blank), 2 (cast list, contents with textual incipits), 3-207, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Text in Italian and German. Binding slightly worn. Slight foxing and offsetting; some creasing; lower edge of final leaf repaired; other minor imperfections. In very good condition overall. . First Edition, 7th issue, distinguished by the the combined cast/contents page (introduced with the 6th issue). Haberkamp I p. 294. Hirsch IV, 134 (first issue). Fuld p. 371. Hoboken II, 343 (first issue). RISM M4504. An opera buffa in two acts to a libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte, Don Giovanni was first performed in Prague at the National Theatre on October 29, 1787. "Don Giovanni is governed by a single idea, Giovanni?'s flouting of society in pursuit of sexual pleasure, which binds together a disparate set of ambivalent or comic incidents. The libretto has been unfairly criticized; its episodic nature is a condition of the subject, in which respect it differs from Figaro and Così. Divine retribution appears like an act of God, or a different kind of life-force personified in the statue; what in previous treatments had been comic, perfunctory or merely gruesome, is raised to sublimity by Mozart?'s music." Julian Rushton in Grove Music Online.

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        POR QUANTO Habiendose dado cuenta à S.M. sobre diversas solicitudes de los PLATEROS, BATIOJAS y TIRADORES DE ORO.

      Mexico 9 de Junio de 1791. - Affiche in-folio. TRES RARE AFFICHE imprimée à Mexico, contenant diverses dispositions concernant ces professions en rapport avec l'OR, l'ARGENT (Bijouterie, Monnaie, etc).

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        Raccolta di tutti i viaggi fatti intorno al mondo da diverse nazioni d'Europa -

      Presso G. P. Merande 1791-94 Tradotta in italiano dal dottor Angelo Guerrieri. 9 voll. in 16°, 19X12 cm; tomo III: pp. 368; tomo IV: pp. 388; tomo V: pp. 348; tomo VI: pp. 402; tomo VII: pp. 384; tomo VIII: pp. 432; tomo IX: pp. 432; tomo X: secondo front: Giornale istorico del viaggio del Signor di Lesseps Console di Francia... - parte prima; pp. XIV, V - XII, 272; tomo XI: - parte seconda - pp.136; testatine con cameo, finalini. Occhietto. Leg. in piena pergamena coeva, tit. in oro al ds. Tagli marmorizzati. Lievi fioriture n.t. Ottimo stato di conservazione.

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        Szene aus G. Meyerbeers Oper "Robert der Teufel".

      . Aquarell und Pinsel in Grau, über Bleistift, auf Bütten mit Fragment eines Wasserzeichens. 17:20,8 cm. Provenienz: Aus dem Nachlaß der Familie Fellner, Frankfurt am Main. Giacomo Meyerbeers (1791-1864) Oper "Robert le Diable (Robert der Teufel)", die in Paris 1831 mit großem Erfolg uraufgeführt worden war, behandelt die märchenhafte Legende, die sich um das Leben Robert I. rankte, der 1027-1035 Herzog der Normandie war. Jener soll bereits von seiner Geburt an dem Teufel, seinem Vater, geweiht gewesen sein, konnte jedoch diesem trotz zahlreicher Schicksalsschläge entkommen.. Bereits während seines Jurastudiums 1817-1824 in Heidelberg und Göttingen hat sich der 1825 in seiner Heimatstadt nur für kurze Zeit als Advokat tätige Ferdinand August Fellner autodidaktisch zum Maler ausgebildet. Im Oktober 1825 ging er zum Kunststudium nach München, wo ihn vornehmlich Peter von Cornelius (1783-1867) anregte. Freundschaftliche Kontakte pflegte er mit Moritz von Schwind (1804-1871) und den Dichtern Ludwig Auerbach (1840-1882) und Justus Kerner (1786-1862). 1831 ließ er sich in Stuttgart nieder, wo er bis zu seinem Tode lebte. Fellner zeichnete sich besonders auf den Themengebieten der Geschichte, Sage und Dichtung aus, die er mit unerschöpflicher Phantasie zeichnerisch variantenreich verarbeitete, wobei er bewußt Stilmerkmale der altdeutschen Kunst verwendete. Ein Teil seines zeichnerischen Nachlasses befindet sich heute im Städelschen Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, auch das Goethe-Museum in Düsseldorf besitzt Arbeiten des Künstlers.

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        MEMORIE PER LA STORIA DI FERRARA

      Ferrara, per Francesco Pomatelli/per gli Eredi di Giuseppe Rinaldi, 1791-1809. In-8 gr. (mm. 276x188), 5 voll., p. pelle bazana coeva (il 5° in mz. pelle coeva), dorso a cordoni con decoraz. e tit. oro su due tasselli, tagli rossi, pp. XVI,266,(2); XII,251; VIII,471; VII,482; (10),304. L?'opera è illustrata da 12 belle tavv. inc. in rame, più volte ripieg. e f.t., di cui: 2 alberi genealogici con stemmi, 2 carte topografiche, 2 piante della città (antica e moderna) e 6 tavv. con epigrafi ed iscrizioni. Il quinto vol., "postumo ed ultimo", pubblicato dal figlio dell'A. nel 1809, è introdotto da brevi notizie sulla ?"vita?" del Frizzi (la testata porta un suo ritratto inc. in rame). "Prima edizione" di questa importante opera sulla storia della città, dalle origini alla fine del Settecento. Cfr. Lozzi,I1688: ?"anche i piu' recenti studi e i nuovi documenti rinvenuti confermano il sommo valore storico delle Memorie del Frizzi" - Schlosser,584. Con qualche lieve fiorit., altrimenti esempl. marginoso ben conservato.

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        Die Grafschaft Mark gezeichnet von Friederich Christoph Müller Prediger zu Schwelm und Mitglied der Kön. Preuss. Academie der Wissenschaften herausgegeben von P.F. Weddigen 1791. - Frentzel Sc.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Frentzel n. Friedrich Christoph Müller b. Peter Florenz Weddigen, dat. 1791, 47,5 x 53,5 Hostert, Karte 46; WP 79/4/394. - Seltene Karte der Grafschaft Mark in dem Gebiet Lippstadt, Essen, Bergneustadt und Balve. - Mittig Lüdenscheid, Altena und Unna. - Die Karte eingeteilt in Amt Bochum, Hochgericht Schwelm, Hochgericht Lüdenscheid, Amt Iserlohn, Amta Unna, Soester Boerde, Grafschaft Dortmund, Amt Camen (Kamen), Gericht Hagen, Amt Breckerfeld, Amt Blankenstein, Gericht Castrop, Grafschaft Limburg, Amt Neuenrade, Amt Plettenberg, Gericht Meinerzhagen, Amt Neustadt, Amt Hamm, Gericht Hemern, Amt Altena u.a. - Unten rechts Gesamtansicht von Altena (11,5 x 21,5 cm); darüber Titelkartusche mit Adler. - Unten links Anmerkungen. - Oben links Richtungszeiger. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        L'ARGONAUTICA DI APOLLONIO RODIO

      Rome, a spese di Venanzio Monaldini, e Paolo Giunchi, 1791.. 2 volumes, complete set, FIRST EDITION 1791-94, parallel Greek and Italian text with explanation in Italian, 4to, approximately 280 x 210 mm, 11 x 8¼ inches, each title page has a different engraving, 2 engravings in the prelim pages plus 17 engravings of varying size in the text, large folding map at the end of the prelims, pages: xxxix, 168, 199-434, [2]; xxviij, 531, [1], the jump in pagination in Volume I is a printer's error, the register and text are continuous, bound in modern half calf, red and green gilt lettered labels, gilt rules and decoration to spine, mottled paper covered boards, new endpapers, speckled edges. Rubbing to corners, neat inscription (C. J. R. Coleridge, address and date 1860) on front endpaper, tiny blind stamp of bookseller on endpaper of Volume II, small chip to 3 fore-edge margins, small tear to 1 fore-edge margin, all due to paper flaws, a couple of pages faintly foxed, otherwise a clean tight set. First published in Greek in Florence in 1496, Apollonius of Rhodes (3rd century B.C.) Jason and the Golden Fleece. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Resultats extraits d'un ouvrage intitule: de la richesse territoriale du royaume de France.

      Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1791 - Octavo (190 × 123 mm). Rebound in brown boards, red morocco, spine lettered in gilt, printed on blue paper. A fine copy. First edition, Perrot's edition I, not to be confused with the re-edition of c.1810 using a similar type (Perrot III). "De la richesse territoriale de France, which was printed in 1791 by order of the National Assembly, constitutes an extract from a larger work on which Lavoisier had been engaged since 1784 in an effort to complete and verify an analysis of national income undertaken by Dupont de Nemours. Lavoisier's main argument is that the monetary valuation of national income from different sources leads to double counting; that the only method exempt from such difficulties is that based on an estimate of annual consumption, since exports and imports in France balance one another; and that in estimating consumption allowance must be made for the variation in the budgets of different social classes. Thus he estimated that the annual per capita income of the poorest families is from 60 livres to 70 livres, but he set the value of average per capita income at 110 livres, a figure admittedly similar to that of Quesnay in his Philosophie rurale (1763). It was derived by Lavoisier from a hypothetical budget for a family of five, in which the father's consumption is valued at 250 livres (an amount equal to the soldier's pay in the French army) and the mother's consumption and the aggregate con sumption of the children each at two thirds of the father's. For a population of 25,000,000 he deduced a total consumption income of 2,750,000,000 livres. The net national income, computed by estimating the net revenue in the various branches of agriculture, he put at only 1,200,000,000, of which half goes to the treasury in the form of taxes and the rest constitutes the landowners' rent" (ESS). Lavoisier's modern biographer writes: "Ce pamphlet est à la fois un chef-d'œuvre de profondeur et de plaisanterie. Pour le philosophe, c'est un traité complet d'économie politique; pour l'homme du monde, c'est un conte plein de gaîté; le génie supérieur à tous a trouvé moyen de se mettre au niveau de tous'"(Jean-Pierre Poirier, Lavoisier, p. 281; see op. cit., pp. 278–85). The work was reprinted after the Terror, to which Lavoisier famously fell victim, in Collection de divers ouvrages d'Arithmétique politique (1797). Martin & Walter 19846; Perrot, Histoire intellectuelle de l'Économie politique, p. 435; Quérard IV, 642; cf. INED 2690–1; not in Goldsmiths', Kress, or Saricks. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Baron Inigo Born's New Process of Amalgamation of Gold and Silver Ores, and other metallic mixtures, as, by his late Imperial Majesty's Commands, introduced in Hungary and Bohemia, from the Baron's Account in German, translated into English by R. E. Raspe. To which are added, a Supplement, or a comparative View of the former Method of Melting and Refining; and An Address to the Subscribers, giving an Account of its latest Improvements, and of the Quick-silver Trade

      London: Printed for T. Cadell in the Strand, 1791. First English Edition, 4to, ink stamp of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall on front pastedown end-paper, with a short list of subscribers [60] on 4pp., 22 engraved plates (12 folding), some foxing of the text mostly confined to blank margins, xxxiv, 256 pp., uncut, original marbled boards, recent paper covered spine with the original printed label, a good copy. The supplement has a separate title-page "Reports and Opinions on the Advantages of Amalgamation. Drawn up by some eminent miners and metallurgists, at their meeting, at Glasshutte, near Shemniz in 1786" (pp.181 - 256). Published by J. J. Ferber, at Leipzig and Vienna, 1787. **** A printed docket pasted on the front fly-leaf refers to the subscribers "The Nobility and Gentry, Subscribers to Raspe's Translation of Baron Inigo Borns New Process of Amalgamation of Gold and Silver Ores, are respectfully informed that Mr. Nichols, Red Lion Passage, Fleet Street, London, is fully authorized to receive Subscription Money as remains unpaid, on account of Their obedient and obliged humble Servant, E. Raspe. London, June 2, 1791."**** "Born invented an amalgamation process for removing gold and silver from various ores. Since the process did not require the usual melting of the ore, its use effected a considerable saving of fuel. A trial of the process in the presence of observers was made at Schemnitz, Hungary. In 1786 Born published his description of it. The process was adopted in copper mines throughout Hungary, and Born was given a share of the savings occasioned by its use." - DSB. Partington, 11, 731; Poggendorff, 1, 242-243; Cole, 176; Goldsmith, 14685.

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        Benjamin Noldmann’s Geschichte der Aufklärung in Abyssinien, oder Nachricht von seinem und seines Herrn Vetters Aufenthalte an dem Hofe des großen Negus, oder Priesters Johannes. 2 Teile in 1 Band. 262, 300 S. Mit 6 Kupfertafeln von Ernst Ludwig Riepenhausen nach Samuel Zimmer. Halblederbd d. Z. (Gelenke teils mit Wurmspuren) auf 5 Bünden mit 2 farb. Rückenschildern und etwas Rückenvergoldung.

      Göttingen, Johann Christian Dieterich, 1791. - – Beigebunden: (Derselbe). Joseph von Wurmbrand, . politisches Glaubensbekenntniß, mit Hinsicht auf die französische Revolution und deren Folgen. VIII S., 1 Bl., 173 S. Frankfurt und Leipzig (d. i. Hannover, Helwing), 1792. I. Erste Ausgabe. Der erste der großen politischen Romane Knigges, der mit dem Wurmbrand und dem Schaafskopf fortgesetzt wurde und weitere Höhepunkte finden sollte. Knigge führt dem Publikum durch die Darstellung fremder Länder die eigenen unzulänglichen politischen Verhältnisse vor Augen. „Utopie mit illuminatischer Beleuchtung" (Wolfstieg 42749). „Diese Werke verspotten und widerlegen die in reaktionären Kreisen weitverbreitete Meinung, die Revolution sei von den Illuminaten und Freimaurern vorbereitet worden, um die Staatsmacht zu erobern, und sei daher das Werk einer kleinen Anzahl gefährlicher Verbrecher" (Grab, Ein Volk muß seine Freiheit selbst erobern, S. 309). Knigge prangert jedoch nicht nur den Despotismus der Fürsten und den Untertanengeist der Beamten, Höflinge und Priester an, sondern er bringt im 17. Kapitel konstruktiv einen „Entwurf einer neuen Staatsverfassung" nebst „richtigen allgemeinen Begriffen von bürgerlicher Freiheit und Gesetzgebung". "Der Roman . versucht die Ideen der (französ.) Revolution zu Ende zu denken. Knigge überschreitet in der Theorie bei weitem die damals realisierten Konsequenzen: Die konstitutionelle Erbmonarchie etwa wird aufgegeben. Darin verkörpert der Roman beispielhaft den radikalen Konstruktivismus des aufgeklärten politischen Denkens" (H. Segeberg, Von der Revolution zur Befreiung. Polit. Schriftsteller in Deutschland). – Äußerst seltene Originalausgabe mit den 6 Kupfern. Daneben gibt es eine mit „Frankfurt und Leipzig" bezeichnete Ausgabe, ohne Kupfer, aber mit gleicher Seitenzahl. Inwieweit es sich dabei um einen Paralleldruck, einen Selbstnachdruck Dieterichs oder um einen unrechtmäßigen Nachdruck handelt, lässt sich nicht zweifelsfrei klären. – Vorderer Innenspiegel gestempelt. Titel verso mit kleinem, durchschlagendem Stempel. – Knigge 36.01. Goed. IV 1, 616, 21. Hayn/G. II 459 und V 392. Rümann 540. Kat. Wolfenbüttel 255. – II. Erste Ausgabe. „Also ist es nicht die französische Revolution, welche den Ton von Unzufriedenheit unter den übrigen Völkern anstimmt, sondern umgekehrt, die allgemeine Unzufriedenheit ist zuerst in Frankreich ausgebrochen. Auch sind es nicht die Schriftsteller, die so genannten Aufklärer und Apostel der Freiheit, nach denen Hoffmann, elenden und jämmerlichen Andenkens, mit Gassenkoth wirft, diese Schriftsteller sind es nicht, welche Aufruhr erwekken; sondern die allgemeine Stimme des Volkes ist es, die durch diese Schriftsteller redet. Noch nie haben Bücherschreiber große Weltbegebenheiten bewirkt, sondern die veränderte Ordnung der Dinge wirkt im Gegentheil auf den Geist der Bücherschreiber ." (S. 141f). „Es erforderte schon einigen Mut, so offen im Jahre 1792 über heikle politische Themen in Deutschland zu reden wie über den Anlaß, die historischen und ideologischen Notwendigkeiten der Französischen Staatsumwälzung sowie deren Wirkung auf andere europäische Länder. Knigge erkannte die geschichtliche Bedeutung dieses Ereignisses, und er war später einer der wenigen deutschen Beobachter, die auch nach der jakobinischen terreur-Phase – die von Knigge ausdrücklich mißbilligt, wenn auch durch die jahrhundertelang Unterdrückung des französischen Volkes entschuldigt wurde – an der grundsätzlichen Berechtigung des gesellschaftlich-politischen Wandels in Frankreich festhielten" (Kat. Wolfenbüttel). Knigge hatte das Buch der Zensur gar nicht erst vorgelegt. Er erhielt einen strengen Verweis, und der Verleger musste eine hohe Geldstrafe zahlen. Es folgte der fast 1½ Jahre dauernde Prozess mit Zimmermann, der die letzten Lebensjahre Knigges vergällte. Im Sinne der bürgerlichen Lehre vom Gesellschaftsvertrag setzt sich Knigge auch für eine republikanische Verfassung ein, die jedes angestammte oder gar göttliche Recht der Fürsten auf Herrscha [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Botanisches Handbuch der mehresten theils in Deutschland wildwachsenden, theils ausländischen in Deutschland unter freyem Himmel ausdauernden Gewächse. Zweyte mit dem Nachtrag der Riedgräser vermehrte Auflage. Erster (bis Vierter und letzter) Theil in 4 Textbänden u. lose Tafeln in Mappen. Mit 473 (statt 483) kolor. gest. Tafeln. Leipzig, G. Fleischer d. J., 1808. 8vo. (21,0 x 13,5 cm). Halblederbände d. Zt. mit 2 Rückenschildern (Bd. 1 etwas abweichend) u. Halbledermappen d. Zt. mit Schließbändern u. Rückenschild.

      . . Gegenüber der ersten Ausgabe von 1791 bis 1803 um 38 Tafeln erweitert. - 1809 erschien noch ein fünfter Band. - Kollation: 1: VIII, 408 S., 2 Bl. 2: IV S., 2 Bl., 421 S. 3: Titel, 305 S., 2 Bl. 4: XVI, 455 S. - Die Tafeln im etwas größeren Format als der Text (ca. 23 x 15 cm) sind lose in den Mappen beigegeben u. vor allem ab 317 u. 286f. (Riedgräser) zeitgenössisch auf Papier aufgezogen, um die Größe der ersten Tafeln zu erreichen. - Schönes, sorgfältig ausgeführtes Kolorit. Provenienz: Spiegel von 3 Mappen mit gest. Wappen-Exlibris "E. F. Nolte M. D.", d. i. der in Hamburg geborene, seit 1826 in Kiel als Direktor des Botanischen Gartens tätige Botaniker Ernst Friedrich Nolte (1791-1875); vgl. ADB 23, S. 760ff. "seine sehr ansehnliche Bibliothek wurde zersplittert". Nissen 1763. - Stafleu/Cowan 10.727. - Textbände stark beschabt u. bestoßen, Band 1 mit Fehlstelle am Rücken (ca. 2 x 2 cm). Innen leicht gebräunt u. angestaubt. Mappen an den Rücken beschädigt (teilw. lose u. mit größeren Fehlstellen). Ränder angestaubt, etwas stockfleckig. Die Tafeln ab 317 u. 286ff. teilw. mit dunklem Wasserrand im unteren Bereich. - Es fehlen die Titel zu den Tafelteilen sowie die Tafeln 33, 101, 127, 128, 138, 144, 261, 261b, 286 u. 353.

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