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        Abbildungen und Beschreibungen einiger Misgeburten, die sich ehemals auf dem anatomischen Theater zu Cassel befanden.

      Mainz, Universitätsbuchhandlung, 1791. - Mit gestoch. Titelvignette und 12 Kupfertafeln von Berndt nach A. Range. 38 S., 1 Bl. Pappband d. Zt. Folio. ADB XXXIV, 612; Garrison-M. 4306; Waller 9043 Erste Ausgabe des nicht häufigen Werkes des deutschen Anatoms, Anthropologen, Paläontologen und Erfinders Samuel Thomas Soemmerring (1755-1830). In seinem Vorwort äußert er sich wie folgt zu der Sammlung: "Sehr zu bedauern ist es freylich, daß sich gar keine Nachricht . von diesen Misgeburten auftreiben ließ; . Alles was ich erfahren konnte, war, daß man sie seit langer Zeit, in der landgräflichen Naturaliensammlung, die ehedem im alten sogenannten Kunsthause zu Cassel sich befand, aufgehoben hätte, bis der hochseelige Landgraf bey Einrichtung des sehenswürdigen Fridericianischen Museums, in welches die Sachen aus jenem Kunsthause herüber kamen, diese Misgeburten, nebst andern sehr mehrwürdigen Stücken, meiner Aufsicht, in dem damals ganz neu von mir eingerichteten anatomischen Theater auf dem schönen Leipziger Platze den 16ten December 1779. Dies ist nun um so mehr zu bedauern, da mir bis izt schlechterdings keine Naturaliensammlung, oder auch nur eine Beschreibung, bekannt ist, wo eine solche, ich kann wohl sagen vollständige Stuffenfolge von zweiköpfigen Misgeburten vorkäme". - Stärker berieben und bestoßen. Block vorne etwas angebrochen. Tls. etwas stockfleckig. Ein Textblatt lose. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        La Province d' Alsace divisée en Territoires et Seigneuries suivant son ancienne Constitution germanique. Tracée et corrigée sur la grande Carte academique de Paris publiée en 1745. - Gravée par Iean Mayr, Graveur en Lettres et Imprimeur en Cuive à Ratisbonne. 1791. - Theatrum Praetensionum. - Sumptibus Lud. de Winkellmann ad Comitia S.R. Imp. Legati Civit. Col. 1791.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Johann Mayer in Regensburg, dat. 1791, 43 x 135,5 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. S. 427. - Seltene Karte vom Elsaß. - Oben rechts Titel. - Am linken Rand Erklärungen. - Die Karte mit Einzeichnung der Ordensgemeinschaft des Malteserordens. - Zeigt den Rheinlauf von Germersheim bis Basel. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Mineralogische und bergmännische Beobachtungen über einige Hessische Gebirgsgegenden Herausgegeben und mit einigen Anmerkungen begleitet von Dietrich Ludwig Gustav Karsten

      Berlin, Rottmann 1791.. Mit gest. Vignette auf dem zweiten Titel und 6 (1 teilkolor.) gefalt. Kupfertafeln. 1 Bl., XIV, 102 S. Hübscher HLdr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. Poggendorff II, 641; Schuh, Bibliography of Mineralogy: "Very scarce". - Der früh verstorbene Johann Philipp Riess (1751-1794) gilt als der bedeutendste Geologe, der aus dem Kasseler Collegium Carolinum hervorgegangen ist. Die vorliegende Veröffentlichung enthält die erste geologische Karte Niederhessens, die mit farbigen Flächen die Vorkommen der wichtigsten Mineralien ausweist. - Etwas berieben. Tls. gebräunt bzw. braunfleckig. Insgesamt recht gutes Exemplar!

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        Voyage sur le Rhin, depuis Mayence jusqu?a Dusseldorf. Tome premier (seul, de 2).

      à Neuwied, chez la société Typographique, 1791, - in-8vo, 180 p. + 1 carte dépl. (cours du Rhin de Cöntgen à Mainz) + 4 vues dépl. (Vue de Mayence - J.D. Cranz sculp. 1790 / Vüe en perspective de l?Hotel de la grande Prevote de Mayence Executée d?après les dessins de M. Mangin Architecte - le Chv de Nicéville sculp. / Vue de Coblenz / Vue de Neuwied), reliure en d.-basane originale. Reliure usée. Les gravures sur cuivre avec pts déchirures et faux plis, mais sans manque.4 mehrf. gefalt. gest. Ansichten nach J. D. Cranz u. 1 mehrf. gefalt. Kst.- Karte von Cöntgen ( Rheinlauf ). Barbier u. Holzmann - Bohatta nennen den Übersetzer ( A. L. B. Robineau gen. de Beaunoir ) als Verfasser. - Erste ( illustrierte ) französische Ausgabe. - Gegenüber der erstmals 1789/90 veröffentlichten "Reise auf dem Rhein" von Joseph Gregor Lang ist die Illustrierung mit 11 Kupferstichen neu (in Bd. 1 u. 2). Die Rheinlaufkarte von Cöntgen ist dagegen übernommen ( s. Schmitt ). - Die interessanten, relativ großformatigen ( bis 17,5 x 31,5 cm ) Ansichten in schönen Drucken zeigen: Koblenz, Mainz (2x), Neuwied mit Siebengebirge.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        Zeelands Chronyk, Verkort. Gesteld, tot dienst van de Jeugd, in Vragen en Antwoorden. WITH: Zeelands Chronyk Verkort. 1792. WITH: Mengelingen.

      Middelburg, Willem Alexander Keel (ca. 1791) - 3 delen en 2 werken in 3 banden, (titelprent met verklaaring, VIII, portretten, 8) 474, (titelprent, 2) 475-1046, (titelprent, 2) 1049-1430 (8) 39 (2) 70 p. Origineel half Leer, goudbestempeld, 16° H. 9 x B. 6 x D. 3 cm. (Unieke set over de geschiedenis van Zeeland in miniatuuruitgave, met uitvouwbare kaarten, gravures van steden, gebouwen, enz. pagina 665-758 verkeerd gebonden, enkele van de uitvouwbare gravures wat beschadigd aan de randen, desondanks een mooie set van dit zeldzame en aantrekkelijke werk. Voor elk deel een gegraveerde titelprent, met 2 -origineel- handgekleurde uitvouwbare kaarten, 6 pagina's met elk 2 portretten, 3 uitvouwbare plattegronden, 16 uitvouwbare gravures met uitzichten, 16 enkele gravures en 9 uitvouwbare gravures met munten, en 4 enkele gravures van Th. Koning, I. de Wit & D. Veelwaard in de 'Mengelingen'.) 3 volumes and 2 works in 3 bindings, (frontispiece with explanation, VIII, portraits, 8) 474, (frontispiece, 2) 475-1046, (frontispiece, 2) 1049-1430 (8) 39 (2) 70 p. Contemporary half Leather decorated with gilt, 16° H. 9 x L. 6 x W. 3 cm. (Extraordinary set about the history of Zeeland in miniature edition, with folding maps, engravings of cities, buildings, etc. page 665-758 misbound, some of the folding engravings are worn at the edges, otherwise a beautiful set of this rare and attractive work. Each volume has its own engraved frontispiece, with 2 contemporary handcoloured folding maps, 12 engraved portraits on 6 plates, 3 folding plans, 16 folding engravings with views, 16 single engravings and 9 folding plates with engraved coins, and in 'Mengelingen' 4 single engravings by Th. Koning, I. de Wit & D. Veelwaard.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DISCOVERIES OF THE FRENCH IN 1768 AND 1769, TO THE SOUTH- EAST OF NEW GUINEA, WITH THE SUBSEQUENT VISITS TO THE SAME LANDS BY ENGLISH NAVIGATORS, WHO GAVE THEM NEW NAMES. TO WHICH IS PREFIXED, AN HISTORICAL ABRIDGEMENT OF THE VOYAGES AND DISCOVERIES OF THE SPANIARDS IN THE SAME SEAS

      London, 1791. Quarto. Modern three-quarter speckled calf and marbled boards, spine richly gilt, gilt morocco label. Offsetting from the maps, some slight age toning, but a handsome, very good copy. First English edition, following the French edition of the previous year. Writing during a period of intense international rivalry over discoveries in the Pacific, Fleurieu (a French politician and scientist) promotes the discoveries of Bougainville and Jean de Surville at the expense of British claims, though he does acknowledge some of Captain Cook's discoveries. To bolster his claims for the French, Fleurieu uses unpublished manuscripts, as well as the printed accounts of several Spanish and British navigators. An appendix prints Buache's "Extract from a memoir concerning the existence and situation of Solomon's Islands...." The twelve folding maps and plates relate to New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. "The maps are interesting, since they were based both on actual discoveries and on Fleurieu's theories. When d'Entrecasteaux returned from his fruitless search for La Perouse, he confirmed that Fleurieu's theories appeared to be generally correct" - Hill.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Broadside, begins: "Don Juan Vicente de Guemez ... virrey, gobernador y capitan general de Nueva España ... Conforme a la ley 19. tit. 8. lib. 8 de la Recopilacion de Indias deben los escribanos

      [colophon: Mexico: No publisher/printer Folio extra (42 cm; 16.5"). [1] p.. 28 May 1791] Viceroy Revillagigedo is put out that the notaries are not obeying the law and respecting the various quasi-legal reminders of their duty and obligation to notify the sales tax authorities of all sales and transfers of property that they record and certify. The viceroy now requires that all notarial documents involving sales or transfers of property or auctions must include a certification by a sales tax official in order to be valid. WorldCat finds only the copy at the National Library of Chile. Folded and a little dog-eared; four instances of worming, two meander-type holes repaired. With manuscript certifications on verso that the document has been recorded in the official acts of three different towns.

      [Bookseller: SessaBks, A Division of the Philadelphia]
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        A view of the Loss of the Rhone. Vue de la Perte du Rhône, sur le chemin de Lyon à Genève, à quelques lieues de l?Ecluse. Tirage en bistre, qqs restaurations dans les (grandes) marges.

      London, Molteno, Colnaghi & Cie, 1791, - 58.7 x 88 cm (Feuille), Louis Belanger Le Romain pinxt. A view of the Loss of the Rhône. Vue de la Perte du Rhone./ M Catherine Prestel sculp./ To the RIGHT HON BLE the EARL OF EXETER/ This Plate is humbly dedicated by his Lordships most obliged & humble Serv.s/ Molteno Colnaghi & C °/ London Pub.d as the Act directs May 1 1791 by Molteno Colnaghi & C° N° 132 Pall Mall. montée sur toile récent (67.3x 97.7 cm). Dem Druck wurde eine lange in Englisch und Französisch verfasste Inschrift zugefügt: On the road between Lyons and Geneva, within a six miles from l'Ecluse, drawn from the level of the rocks of the Gulph. & also of the famous Oak shaken from the perpendicular/ rocks at the left of the highway. After descending by a ladder placed on the side of the road, one has the full prospect. The fall of this Tree was occasioned by a terrible storm, followd/ by a melting of the snow, which rushing thro the grotto of the Arveron has swell'd the torrent of the Arve near Chamouny & on the left are seen the fragments of a bridge that was swept away by the torrent, on the opposite side of it some peasants are busy in extracting granites containing small parts of gold, which are rolled down by the training of the water. This Tree, that parts France from Savoy & serves to travellers in lieu of a Bridge, is in a manner an object of veneration to the peasants, who keep it up with great care, they have formed on it trails made out of the boughs, & the Tree is fastend by iron chains to prevent its being taken up by its own weight. -------------------------- . ------------------------Sur le chemin de Lyon à Genève, à quelques lieues de l?Ecluse, prise au niveau des roches du gouffre et du fameux chêne écroulé, des roches à pic à la gauche du grand chemin./ Il faut descendre par une echelle posée au bord de la on découvre le point de vue. La chute de cet arbre fut causée par un orage furieux suivi d?une fonte des neiges/ qui en débouchant par la grotte de l'Arveron, a enflé le torrent de l' Arve près de Chamouny; et on voit sur la gauche du tableau les fragments d'un pont que ce torrent a/ entrainé dans son cours du bord opposé des paysans tirent des pierres de granit auxquelles tiennent de petites parcelles d'or que l'eau, en filtrant, amène fréquemment/ En cet endroit. Cet arbre qui sépare la France de la Savoye et sert de pont aux Voyageurs est, en quelque sorte, l?objet de la vénération des paysants qui l'entretiennent avec beaucoup/ des soins. Ils y ont pratiqué un garde-fou formé des branches mêmes et l?arbre est soutenu par des chaînes de fer pour l'empêcher d?être déraciné par son propre poids./ Peint d'après nature par Loui Belanger Le Romain./ This Plate is humbly dedicated by his Lordships most obliged & huble serv.ts Moteno, Colnaghi & C°. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Claudia Schwaighofer. Das druckgraphische Werk der Maria Catharina Prestel (1747?1794) - Werkverzeichnis - N° 3; Le Blanc 1887, Bd. 3, S. 251, Nr. 61; Nagler 1835 ff., Bd. 13, S. 266, Nr. 61.

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        THE QUEBEC GAZETTE. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1791...LA GAZETE DE QUEBEC. JEUDI, 1 DECEMBRE, 1791

      Quebec, 1791. Folio. Dbd. Slight wrinkling and browning at edges, but very good. In a blue cloth folder, gilt leather label. The first and official Canadian printing of the Constitutional Act of 1791, by which Canada received representative government, Upper and Lower Canada were divided into two separate political entities, and the rights of the French inhabitants of Quebec were confirmed. After the loss of the other American colonies, Great Britain found the remaining colony of Canada in turmoil. The influx of Loyalists brought political and economic disruption. The home government was determined to learn from its mistakes, and set out to devise a system of government for Canada (which had been run as a military despotism since 1763) that would conciliate its inhabitants and keep them loyal to the British government. The Canada or Constitutional Act, as it generally became known, was drafted by William Pitt and his ministers and was seen through Parliament in early 1791, final passage occurring on June 10. It was scheduled to take effect at the end of the year. The most controversial part of the Constitutional Act was its division of the colony into Upper and Lower Canada. The Lower section comprised Quebec, Montreal, and the predominantly French part of the colony; and the Upper part consisted of the western, mainly British, part of the territory. This division has reverberated in Canadian politics to this day. By far the most important aspect of the Act was the creation of representative government. Thirty-two of the fifty sections of the Act relate to this, creating legislative councils and assemblies (upper and lower houses) for both Upper and Lower Canada. This was the first representative government in Canada, and the first occasion on which the British Parliament surrendered specific powers to local government - the precursor for all later Commonwealth developments. Besides these provisions, the Constitutional Act also provided guarantees against the imposition of outside duties, such as had been catalysts for the American Revolution. It protected the rights of the French citizens in their religion and forms of land tenure. In every way it sought to conciliate - the opposite of the policy of two decades earlier towards the more southern colonies. This is the first publication in Canada of the Constitutional Act, issued one month before it was to become law. It was issued as a special number of the QUEBEC GAZETTE, containing the proclamation of Lieut.- Gov. Allured Clark regarding the date the bill would take effect, the Order in Council authorizing the division between Upper and Lower Canada, the text of the Constitutional Act, and some lines of errata. The entire text is printed in double columns in parallel English and French. Marie Tremaine, the bibliographer of early Canadian imprints, locates six copies of this printing. In addition, we note the copy in the Lande Collection at McGill. Of the greatest importance for Canadian history.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Payment instruction signed ("Louis").

      Paris, 3. XI. 1791. - Folio. 1 p. To the "Trésorier Général de ma Liste civile", Jean-Baptiste Tourteau de Septeuil (1753-1812), instructing him to pay 200 Livres to the "Concierge de mon Chateau de Compiégne" S. Pascal. - At the time of writing, Louis XVI was already de facto a prisoner. In December he refused to sign a bill creating a State Church (not recognized by the Pope or the King), his end drew near: after the siege of the Tuileries in August 1792, he was arrested; he was guillotined in January 1793, and his wife Marie Antoinette in October. - Some edge wear; paper defects; one large, reinforced tear.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Letter with autograph signature.

      Paris, 31. I. 1791. - Folio. ½ p. With address. Thanking her cousin, Prince Altiéri, for New Year's wishes:: "[.] Je ressentirois un véritable plaisir, si les circonstances me mettoient à portée de vous prouver l'estimé particulière que j'ai pour vous. Sur ce je prieDieu qu'il vous ait, Mon cousin, en sa Ste. et digne Garde [.]". - Countersigned by Pierre Jean Baptiste Beaugeard (1764-1832). - Right edge with four small incisions, a small blue arrow beyond the signature.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        De Romana republica, sive de re militari et civili Romanorum, ad explicandos scriptores antiquos. Utrecht, Abrah. van Paddenburg, 1777.

      8º: pi1 *#8 2*#2 A-2H#8 2I#6, gepag.: [20] 508 pp., gegraveerde titelpagina door L. Mulder naar G. Hoet, met een uitslaande plattegrond van Rome en 12 platen, warvan 7 uitslaand. Perkamenten prijsband met stadswapen van Arnhem in goud. Blijkens de handgeschreven prijsopdracht werd het boek op 14 maart 1791 toegekend aan Jan Busgers bij diens overgang van de vierde naar de derde klas. Rector van de Arnhemse Latijnse school was toen D.A. Jacobi.'De Romana republica' geeft een overzicht van de geschiedenis van Rome, van de inrichting van het leger, het bestuur van het rijk en van het gewone burgerleven. Daardoor was het een erg nuttig werk voor gymnasiasten en dus ook heel geschikt als prijsboek voor uitblinkende scholieren. Auteur is de Franse jezuiet Pierre Joseph Cantel of Cantelius (1645 - 1684), de eerste druk verscheen in 1684 te Parijs. De eerste eigenaar van dit exemplaar was waarschijnlijk de omstreeks 1778 te Nijkerk geboren Johannes Busgers, die later in Arnhem werkzaam was als advocaat-notaris en daar in 1831 is overleden.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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        "L'HOMME, DE; VAN STIJGEREN AMSTERDAM, WEET-LUST. Fraai gebonden handschrift `Gedichten door Jan Louis l'Homme', met op het titelblad een getekend silhouet en de regels `Zie 't schaduwbeeld mijns mans, door mijne hand getekend / Bezat mijn kunst meer kragt dan was het fiks en spreekend / Dog die dees mengeling van dicht tafreelen leest / Ontdekt een juiste schets van 's mans verheeven geest / Anna Jacomina de L'Homme, gebooren van Stijgeren.' Groot 4(: 158 p., gebonden in halfleer met op de vergulde rug: `Gedichten door Jan Louis de l'Homme'. Het betreft de periode 1773-1797.".

      "De gedichten werden bijeengebracht, gerangschikt op onderwerp en in net geschreven door Harmanus Sas. De L'Homme blijkt bevriend te zijn geweest met Hendrik Hooft en was lid van het `Colleegie', ook genoemd het `weetenschap- en dichtlievende gezelschap' Weet-Lust. Jan (of Jean) Louis de L'Homme was volgens het poorterboek van Amsterdam diamantslijper. Genoemd worden in de gedichten: een zoon Hendrik, dochter Anna Louise, Harmanus Sas, gehuwd in 1791 met Christina de Swart, schoonvader Fredrik van Stijgeren, schoonmoeder Appolonia (de) Pijper, Anna en Tellawiena van Stijgeren, Elisabeth Stuart, Jacobus A. Jourdanij, gehuwd in 1773 met Henrietta van Gessel, Jan Fredr. Getsch, in 1788 gehuwd met Engeltje de L'Homme, Jan Jacob Huis, in 1790 50 jaar gehuwd met Elisabeth Vinnius; Jacques Ledan.".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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        Institutiones Philosophicae in 6 Teile und 5 Bände,

      Venetiis,Remondini, 1791 - 1 Band: Teil 1&2: Buchgelenkt restauriert. Ecken bestossen und berieben. Teil 116: Logica, Teil2: 136, Metaphysica part I. Zustand: innen sauber. Handschriftliche Notizen auf Titelseite und Stempel auf der linke Titelseite. 2 Band: Teil 3: 324 S, Metaphysica part II. Zustand.Innen sauber. Handschriftliche Notizen auf Titelseite.3 Band: Teil 4: 267 S: Moralis.Zustand.Innen sauber. Handschriftliche Notizen auf Titelseite 4 Band: Teil 5: 339S + 9 Kupferstiche: Physicae part I:Zustand.Innen sauber. Handschriftliche Notizen auf Titelseite, 5 Band: Teil 6: 343 S + 3 Kupferstiche.Zustand.Innen sauber. Handschriftliche Notizen auf Titelseite Sprache: Deutsch Braune Ledereinbände der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung

      [Bookseller: Liber Antiqua]
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        Schauplatz der fünf Theile der Welt mit beständiger Rücksicht auf die besten Originalwerke in drey Theile zusammengetragen von einer Gesselschaft Geographen nach zu Büschings Grosser Erdbeschreibung. Zweiten Theil, Erste Abtheilung. Enthält Deutschland und die Schweiz

      Wien 1791,. Gestochen von Ignatz Albrecht, komplette 1. Abteilung des 2. Teils dieses Werkes, 336 handkolorierte Landkarten, (Nummern 92-427), Übersichtskarte Europas, 2 Titelseiten u. 2 Blätter des Anzeigers; Karten betreffen heutige Staaten Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz, Tschechien, Belgien, Luxemburg, Liechtenstein, Teile Polens, Sloweniens, Italiens, Frankreichs, der Niederlande; alle Karten handkoloriert, mit Nummern, Beschriftungen und nötigen Angaben, eigene Maßstäbe; OLdr., Einband auf 5 Bünde, 30,5 x 44 cm (quer 2°), Karte mit Nrn. 303, 266, 215, 180, 177, 176, 175 u. 160 etwas größer u. an den Rändern gefaltet; Deckel mit leichten Wurmfraßspuren, Deckelkanten leicht abgeschürft, am Rücken Signaturschild, Signatur oben auf Vorderdeckel, Deckelklappe eingerissen, fliegende Blätter der Vorsätze geknickt, auf beiden Titelseiten kaum sichtbare Stempel ("Schloss Lissa"), nur Karten 423-427 und Blätter des Anzeigers u. hinterer Vorsatz in der Mitte befleckt, hinterer Vorsatz mit kleinem Loch, sonst schön, fest, sauber, altersgemäß in perfektem Zustand..

      [Bookseller: Antikvariát Valentinská]
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        Reflexiones sobre las maquinas y maniobras del uso de a bordo.

      Madrid Imprenta Real 1791 - Encuadernacion moderna con la espalda original con titulo y ornamentacion floral, Moderner Buchbinder-Halbledereinband mit Lederecken und aufgeklebtem Originalrücken mit Titel u. floralem Muster in Golddruck, miteingebundenen Originalvorsätzen, Seiten und Tafeln durchgängig mit einigen Wurmlöchern, Introduccion zwei Blätter stockfleckig, Titelblatt und die ersten 8 Blätter mit Wasserrand im Randbereich, Titelblatt mit Wappenkupfer und Aufschrift "Espinoza Callao febrero 1°/73". XXIII, 386 Seiten und 23 gefalteten Tafeln und Lamina A, 4°. Primera y unica edicion. First and only edition of this work on a ship's accoutrements, including rigging, blocks, rudder and capstan. There are also long sections on the shape of the hull and how it moves through the water.Encuadernacion elegante con la espalda original del senor Espinoza de Callao/ Peru con XXIII, 386 paginas y 23 tablas y la lamina A en un estado limpio y regular. Entre 1735 y 1744 es comisionado por el gobierno español para participar, junto a Antonio de Ulloa, en el viaje de La Condamine a Perú para efectuar la medición del grado del meridiano terrestre. Las experiencias y resultado del viaje son publicados por ambos a su vuelta a Madrid, en la "Relación histórica del viaje a la América Meridional", las "Observaciones astronómicas y físicas", en las que se hizo cargo de la parte matemática, y las "Noticias secretas de América", ensayo realizado por encargo del marqués de la Ensenada y en el que se criticaban los abusos y desmanes cometidos por la administración española en América contra los indígenas. Prohibido, el libro no fue publicado hasta 1826 en Londres, por David Barny. Interesado en la ingeniería naval, se desplazó a Londres para conocer las técnicas constructivas y proyectó y dirigió los arsenales de Cartagena y Ferrol. Recibió el cargo de capitán de la Compañía de Guardiamarinas en 1751, estableciéndose en Cádiz. En esta ciudad fundó el Observatorio astronómico y la Asamblea Amistosa Literaria, sociedad de discusión sobre temas de física, geografía, etc. En 1767 fue durante seis meses embajador extraordinario en Marruecos, encargándosele en 1770 la dirección del real Seminario de Nobles. Para esta institución realizó una reforma del plan de estudios y redactó su "Examen marítimo teórico-práctico", utilizado como manual.

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        Memoires de la Vie Privee de Benjamin Franklin, Ecrits par Lui-Meme, et Adresses a son Fil

      Paris: Chez Buisson. 1791. First. First edition. [207]pp., with pages 204-207 misnumbered as 360-363, as issued. Text in French. Contemporary brown half calf and pastepaper boards, elaborately gilt on the spine with a floral pattern. Very slight rubbing at the joints, one page with a paper flaw causing a small wrinkle, but a bright and just about fine copy. Franklin's famous Autobiography, the French edition preceded both the American (1793) and English (1794) editions. Howes F323; Streeter Sale 4171; Grolier American 100, #21. An exceptional copy. .

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        Alphabeta Indica, id est Granthamicum seu Samscrdamico-Malabaricum Indostanum sive Vanarense Nagaricum vulgare et Talinganicum

      Rome: Typis. Sac. Congregationis de Propag. Fide, 1791. First edition. 24 pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. Recent morocco backed marbled boards, a.e.g. Fine. First edition. 24 pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. With a woodcut comparative table at pp. 8-17 of the four alphabets: Malabar, Sanskrit and a modified form, and Telugu. Birrell & Garnett 23; Smitskamp PO 214; Brunet I, 197

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        A new collection of enigmas, charades, transpositions, &c. In two volumes

      London: printed for T. Hookham, and J. Carpenter. 1791. Three vols. in one, 8vo., xv + (1) + 96 and (4) + 116 and 23 + (1)pp., including the errata slip in vol.II, contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spine simply gilt and labelled. A fine copy. First editions of all 3 parts: all rare. [ESTC & OCLC locate copies at no more than 4 libraries in B.Isles and 7 libraries in N.America, none elsewhere]. The third part (Solutions to the enigmas, charades, transpositions, and queries>) has its own title-page and signatures. A charming collection intended to amuse the reader. Published by subscription, it is perhaps surprising that the subscription list on pp.vii - xv of vol.I comprises some 153 names together ordering about 170 copies. The anonymous editor observes on this very subject that 'a work so puerile as this should be published by subscription, seems to demand an apology. ..... The gentleman who recommended the plan, suggested the general request there was for these little jeu d'esprits in almost all the circles he frequented, and engaged to obtain me a numerous subscription if I undertook to publish a collection of them in that way .....'. [pp. iv - v of Preface]. The present collection which surely does accurately reflect the quality of humour in pre-Regency England, is enhanced for the modern reader by the final section of Solutions.>

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        JOURNAL OF THE THIRD SESSION OF THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, DECEMBER 6th, 1790. AND IN THE FIFTEENTH YEAR OF THE SOVEREIGNTY OF THE SAID UNITED STATES.

      printed by John Fenno, No. 69, High-Street, a few Doors above Second-Street, Philadelphia 1791 - 32 cm. 203 pp. Contemporary leather, joints cracked, spine ends chipped, spine label lacking. The First Congress of the United States convened in March 1789, and met for three sessions, concluding in March 1791. The thirteen original states that "respectively ratified the Constitution of Government for the United States, proposed by the Convention held at Philadelphia, on the 17th of Sept. 1787," met for this third session to consider various acts, including admitting two new states to the Union. Vermont was admitted in 1791, and Kentucky in 1792, becoming the fourteenth and fifteenth states respectively. This third session of the Senate also proposed acts for the establishment of a national bank, and the creation of a permanent seat of government of the United States "not exceeding ten miles square to be located on the river Potowmac," among other acts. President Washington's speech to Congress, December 8, 1790, is printed on pages 6-8. The new government of the United States solidified and expanded its reach in this first Congress, establishing systems for dealing with both financial and territorial growth. EVANS 23901 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Honours of the Table, or, Rules for Behaviour During Meals; with the Whole Art of Carving...Directions for Going to Market, and the Method of Disinguishing Good Provisions from Bad; to Which is Added a Number of Hints or Concise Lessons for the Improvement of Youth, on all Occasions in Life. By the author of Principles of Politeness, &c

      London: printed for the author, 1791. Don't even hear a double-entendre".. Second edition. 26 woodcuts illustrating the art of carving and one tailpiece engraving of a heron fishing. Pp. 120. 8vo., extremely handsome in a contemporary German-style binding of full mottled calf withone line gilt border on each cover and gilt fillets on edges, spine in compartments with raised bands and with a gilt wheel device in each compartment, vellum and gilt spine label, one lower corners lightly worn, spine a trifle faded, light staining to title but generally an extremely good copy. The majority of Trusler's sometimes eccentric work is a thorough illustrated guide to the Art of Carving all manner of meat and fish but the author alos gives a fascinating insight into eighteenth century table manners in his rules for behaviour at meals: "eating a great deal is deemed indelicate in a lady (for her character should be rather divine than sensual"; and "eating quick or slow at meals is characteristic of the vulgar". He also provides advice on buying food and finally gives a 9 page concise list of general hints for life to mena nd women. To the latter he advised many things including "Don't even hear a double-entendre

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        Memoires de la Vie Privee de Benjamin Franklin, Ecrits par Lui-Meme, et Adresses a son Fil

      Paris: Chez Buisson. 1791. First. First edition. [207]pp., with pages 204-207 misnumbered as 360-363, as issued. Text in French. Contemporary brown half calf and pastepaper boards, elaborately gilt on the spine with a floral pattern. Very slight rubbing at the joints, one page with a paper flaw causing a small wrinkle, but a bright and just about fine copy. Franklin's famous Autobiography, the French edition preceded both the American (1793) and English (1794) editions. Howes F323; Streeter Sale 4171; Grolier American 100, #21. An exceptional copy. .

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        An Historical Disquisition concerning the Knowledge which the Ancients had of India;: and the Progress of Trade with that Country prior to the Discovery of the Passage to it by the Cape of Good Hope. With an Appendix, Containing Observations on the Civil Policy, the Laws and Judicial Proceedings, the Arts, the Sciences, and Religious Institutions, of the Indians.

      London: A. Strahan & T. Cadell 1791 - A very good clean copy bound in contemporay full calf, rebacked. Maps mis-folded. First edition 4to, pp.xii, 364, (xii), 2 folding maps.

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        The Whole Genuine Works of Virgil, the famous Roman poet: Including new and complete editions of The Aeneid, Georgics, and Pastorals, Buccolics, or Eclogues; those very celebrated and universally-admired original productions

      London: Alex. Hogg. Very Good. 1791. Hardback. Please note that this is a heavy item and will require extra postage.; Brown leather boards; a little scuffed and worn, but generally smooth; gilt decoration and titling still quite bright; light wear to lower part of spine, but binding firmly intact. Marbled boards and pastedowns. Owner's name on f.e.p., in lovely copperplate, dd June 16th, 1792. The book is undated, but the same hand has inked 1791 just below the publisher's name on the title page. The title on the spine says "Dryden's Virgil", but he is in fact merely one of the sources "carefully consulted and attended to" in Melmoth's preparation of the volume - among the others were Warton, Pitt, Spence, Warburton, etc., etc. Engraved frontis. + plates; fold-out map of the Roman world at front. Incidentally, the Directions to the Book-Binder were not followed too closely, as few of the plates were inserted as directed: some earlier hand (possibly the original owner) has carefully noted where each plate actually is, and inked in corrections. Lastly, and fascinatingly, bound in at the rear are two separate sets of closely handwritten quarto pages (about 40 in toto), once again in the most beautiful copperplate, presumably of commentary / notes on the text. ; 4to (9" x 11"); 497 + ads + list of sbscibers. pages .

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        THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS AND OTHER RITES AND CEREMONIES OF THE CHURCH, ACCORDING TO THE USE OF THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: TOGETHER WITH THE PSALTER, OR PSALMS OF DAVID

      Philadelphia: Hall and Sellers, 1791. Contents a little yellowed with a few stains where plant material had been laid in. Cover quite strong with a few minor scrapes to top edge gilt. Box moderately worn, but nicely intact. Small 8vo. Unpaged and printed in double columns with catchwords. Bound in full maroon period morocco with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spine with floral ornaments and gilt rolls on the bands , the covers with decorative gilt roll borders. Housed in wallet style slipcase with gilt spine title and four family names on the cover. First printed in 1790, this is the "First Official Prayer Book of the American Episcopal Church" with appropriate changes. (Griffiths 1791/18). Flyleaf signed "Brinton Coxe 1886 to Edmund J. D. Coxe 1887 - Edmund J. D. Coxe to Daniel Michaux Coxe 1907 - Daniel Michaux Coxe to Brinton Coxe 1941". This family line descended from a Daniel Coxe, physician to King Charles II and Queen Anne, who acquired claim to lands in Carolina (Carolana).

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        Solemnes exequias celebradas en la Santa Iglesia de Salamanca y Real Seminario de San Carlos en la translacion del cadaver del excmo. sr. don Felipe Bertran, obispo de Salmanca, inquisidor general caballero prelado gran cruz de la real y distinguida orden española de Carlos III

      Mexico: Imp. del Br. Don Joseph Fernandez Jauregui 4to (20.5 cm; 8.135"). [9] ff., xlvi, xxvi pp., [2] ff.. 1791 Sole Mexican edition of the official account of the funeral and ceremonies on the death of Bishop Felipe Bertran, the Inquisitor General of Spain. WorldCat locates only six U.S. libraries reporting ownership. Original plain wrappers, front one lacking. Light dust-soiling. Very good copy.

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        Solemnes exequias celebradas en la Santa Iglesia de Salamanca y Real Seminario de San Carlos en la translacion del cadaver del excmo. sr. don Felipe Bertran, obispo de Salmanca, inquisidor general caballero prelado gran cruz de la real y distinguida orden española de Carlos III

      Mexico: Imp. del Br. Don Joseph Fernandez Jauregui 4to (20.5 cm; 8.135"). [9] ff., xlvi, xxvi pp., [2] ff.. 1791 Sole Mexican edition of the official account of the funeral and ceremonies on the death of Bishop Felipe Bertran, the Inquisitor General of Spain. WorldCat locates only six U.S. libraries reporting ownership. Original plain wrappers, front one lacking. Light dust-soiling. Very good copy.

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        Les Isles BritanniquesComprenant les Royaumes D'Angleterre D'Ecosse et D'Irlande.

      1791 - Paris: Jean Lattré, 1791. Original colour. 490 x 560mm. The British Isles divided into the Saxton kingdoms, with an inset of the Orkneys & Shetlands and a finely-engraved title cartouche. This is a very uncommon large folio version of Lattre's own "Atlas Moderne" map, with an identical title and maritime design of the title cartouche.

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        Britannia.

      London: H. Humphreys No. 18 Old Bond Street. 1811* 1791 - (Overall: 35 x 24 cm; image size: 27 x 20 cm). Original stipple engraved comic map of England and Wales with original hand-colouring. Faint manuscript signature to lower right corner of sheet. Some light toning, generally very good. *This print was originally published by Gillray's mistress Hannah Humphreys in 1791 and subsequently reprinted on an 'ad hoc' basis usually in batches of twenty to thirty copies. This one on paper watermarked J. Whatman 1811. The initials 'G.M.' at the lower right corner of the image may be a false signature or, as has been suggested, an allusion to landscape artist George Moreland.

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        The Governess: or, Little Female Academy Being the History of Mrs. Teachum, and Her Nine Girls. With their Nine Days Amusement calculated for the Entertainment and Instruction of Young Ladies in their Education. By the Author of David Simple. A New Edition

      Philadelphia: Printed by T. Dobson, 1791. First American edition and only American edition of this work. This was first published in London by Samuel Richardson on the 2nd January 1748/9. xii, 228p. 16mo in 8s. Original sheep. Joints carefully repaired, new label, some light overall browning and soiling of text but an attractive copy. In a brown cloth open end case. First American edition and only American edition of this work. This was first published in London by Samuel Richardson on the 2nd January 1748/9. xii, 228p. 16mo in 8s. "The first English novel written for children" (Battestin, Martin C. "Henry Fielding. A Life," p. 445). It is also one of the earliest children's storybooks. Based upon her experiences at Mary Rooke's boarding school in the Close, Salisbury, where the four Fielding girls were educated. Moral lessons are taught by the use of stories about young girls at school. An excerpt from this work was earlier published in America by Mein and Fleeming in Boston who published "The Story of the Cruel Giant Barbarico from 'The Governess' " in 1767. Block p. 74 (for the first edition); Colby Library Quarterly p. 239; Evans 23372; Welch 409; Todd, Janet, editor. "A Dictionary of British and American Women Writers 1660-1800"; ESTCW12475.

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        Bemerkungen, Reflexionen, Phantasien, Skizzen von Gemälden und Schilderungen auf meiner Reise durch einige Provinzen Oberteutschlands.

      Brünn: Traßler 1791 - 3 Bl., 263 S.: große gestochene Titelvignette. Türkisgrüner Pappband der Zeit mit Rückenschild, berieben, Kanten etwas beschabt und bestoßen. 1. Ausgabe. - Mit teils sehr kritischen Schilderungen über Land und Leute der bereisten Gegenden. - Der Verfasser berichtet über München, den Starnberger See, Augsburg, Stuttgart, Karlsruhe, Mannheim, Mainz, Frankfurt etc. - Die Titelvignette mit einer lebhaften figürlichen Szene. - Vereinzelt etwas stockfleckig. - Goedeke V 288, 9, 3. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Blicke auf einen Theil Deutschlands, der Schweiz und Frankreichs bey einer Reise vom Jahre 1790.

      Carl Ernst Bohn, Hamburg 1791 - 2 Teile in 2 Bänden. 1. Band: 7 Blatt, 272 Seiten ; 2. Band: 5 Blatt, 328 Seiten. Aus der Bibliothek Gotthilf Weisstein (Exlibris auf den vorderen festen Vorsätzen, vergleiche über Wikipedia). Signaturen, Bibliotheksstempel (Löschungserklärung liegt vor) und einige Bleistiftanmerkungen zum Inhalt nur auf den festen Vorsätzen. Alter Handgeschriebener Rückentitel verblasst. Lesebändchen beschädigt. Text teilweise etwas durchschlagend und stockfleckig. Insgesamt gut erhalten mit geringen Gebrauchsspuren. Siehe Fotos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Opuscule ou essai tendant à rectifier des préjugés nuisibles et à former de EDITION ORIGINALE

      A Londres: chez David Fowler (de l'imprimerie de J. Cooper), 1791. Fine. chez David Fowler (de l'imprimerie de J. Cooper), A Londres 1791, in 12 (16,3x10,5cm), 286 pp., relié. - Edition originale, et seule parue. Demi Veau romantique rouge , spine lisse à 2 fers romantiques en long. Cet ouvrage fut rédigé par un quaker américain, et selon l'éditeur avant la Révolution française. L'auteur y condamne sévèrement « la fourberie et le fanatisme des prêtres ». L'auteur décida de le publier afin de soutenir la politique violemment anticléricale des gouvernements révolutionnaires. On trouve dans l'ouvrage diverses références à l'Amérique. En outre l'auteur conteste et réfute tous les dogmes de l'église à commencer par la vérité de la Bible et des Evangiles, que Jésus soit le fils de Dieu?Le christianisme et l'ensemble de ses doctrines ne serait que superstitions qui servent l'intérêt des prêtres. --- 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, et seule parue. Reliure en demi veau romantique rouge, dos lisse à 2 fers romantiques en long. Cet ouvrage fut rédigé par un quaker américain, et selon l'éditeur avant la Révolution française. L'auteur y condamne sévèrement « la fourberie et le fanatisme des prêtres ». L'auteur décida de le publier afin de soutenir la politique violemment anticléricale des gouvernements révolutionnaires. On trouve dans l'ouvrage diverses références à l'Amérique. En outre l'auteur conteste et réfute tous les dogmes de l'église à commencer par la vérité de la Bible et des Evangiles, que Jésus soit le fils de Dieu?Le christianisme et l'ensemble de ses doctrines ne serait que superstitions qui servent l'intérêt des prêtres. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.

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        Sur L'Administration de M. Necker. Par Lui-Même

      Paris: Hötel de Thou, 1791. pp. [4], 480. 1 vols. 8vo. Original calf-backed boards, with the ex-libris of La Maison de Montmorency. spine is a bit dry , otherwise a beautiful copy, complete with half-title. pp. [4], 480. 1 vols. 8vo. By 1790, Necker was out of favor with the fickle public, was forced once again out of office, and, as Palgrave put it "He who had never deigned to accept the salary attached to his public office, was arrested as a malefactor", and it was only on an order of the national assembly that he was allowed to return to his native Switzerland. These bitter and emotional memoirs -- his final apologia -- are among his most moving writings. At least three different editions -- of uncertain priority -- appeared in the same year - but this is the most complete, containing the Appendice dated 23 Avril 1791. M&W III, 25709

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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 Andre 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 Francois Louis Joseph Solayres de Renhac (1739-1772) at the Hopital de la Charite. By 1776 he was a member of the College 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 Ecole de Sante and director of the Maternite. 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 Francois 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 plates depict instruments, normal and pathological pelves, as well as methods of forceps-assisted delivery in difficult presentations of the infant." Heirs of Hippocrates, No. 1061 (1st. Fr. Ed.). - - Garrison & Morton No.6255 (1st. Fr. Ed.); Waller 773; Blake 34; Hirsch-H. I, 379

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        A short treatise in support of national religion: containing a slight comparative survey of the Roman Catholic and Protestant institutions; clearly shewing the superiority of the latter. Also particularly pointing out the general injury and inferiority of all non-conforming sectaries. The whole tending to preserve the internal order and tranquility of a state. Addressed to the consideration of Great Britain, Ireland, and Canada. Also to the present opportune situation of the French, or any other people similarly circumstanced - as likewise to all infant states whatever; By a Gentleman of the Church of England

      London: printed for J. Tindal. 1791. 8vo., (2) + 121 + (1)pp., including the half-title (the half title with repaired tear but no loss), bound in late 19th century dark blue half calf, neatly rebacked with original label and gilt lines, entirely uncut. A very good uncut copy with the 'Deo Juvante' 19th century armorial bookplate of the Earl Fitzwilliam> (presumably the 6th Earl). First edition: really quite rare. ESTC & OCLC together locate copies in about 9 libraries, of which only BL + Regents Park Coll. Oxford + Birmingham Univ. + St. Patrick's Coll. in British Isles. An interesting, although anonymous, essay about church and state, about Roman Catholics and Dissenters, about political parties and the role of political opposition, about the big questions of political and religious liberty, and about the relationship between government and people. 'As to the rights of man', the author suggests, 'they as widely differ in themselves as the brute of the field to the reasoning faculty of the human soul; the more mankind are uncontrouled, the less fit are they for society. It is true that in the abject state of perfect equality, they may be said to enjoy the rights of nature; but what is this common will, but the general privilege of doing service or injury as instinct chances to direct, free from either distressing remorse, or pleasing satisfaction of mind? - the rights of general society are then the only true desirable rights, to be coveted by all and distributed to all; to be maintained, protected and watched, equally against the inroads of the tyrant's despotic sway, as from the popular attraction of over-strained liberty; both which are alike, equally enemies to general impartial happiness and prosperity, the first and only true principle whereon to found the rights of a people'.

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        Alphabeta Indica, id est Granthamicum seu Samscrdamico-Malabaricum Indostanum sive Vanarense Nagaricum vulgare et Talinganicum

      Typis. Sac. Congregationis de Propag. Fide, Rome 1791 - First edition. 24 pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. With a woodcut comparative table at pp. 8-17 of the four alphabets: Malabar, Sanskrit and a modified form, and Telugu. Birrell & Garnett 23; Smitskamp PO 214; Brunet I, 197 Recent morocco backed marbled boards, a.e.g. Fine [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Political Essays on the Nature and Operation of Money, Public

      1791. Notable Essays by a Notable Early American Economist and Political Thinker Webster, Pelatiah [1726-1795]. Political Essays on the Nature and Operation of Money, Public Finances, And Other Subjects: Published During the American War, And Continued up to the Present Year, 1791. Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by Joseph Crukshank, 1791. viii, 504 pp. Octavo (7-3/4" x 4-3/4"). Recent morocco, blind rules to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, marbled endpapers. Some toning to text, light foxing in places, faint dampstining to outer margins of a few leaves, some edgewear and minor tears to title page, internally clean. * Only edition. Pelatiah Webster, a Yale-educated Philadelphia merchant, is often cited as America's first economist. He wrote several essays on the subject and was often consulted by the Continental Congress on economic matters. He was also a notable political thinker. Indeed, he is remembered today for his "Dissertation of the Political Union and Constitution of the Thirteen United States of North America" (1783), which argued for a new constitution to replace the Articles of Confederation. This essay was studied carefully by members of the Constitutional Convention. He played a large part in the struggle for ratification, and his arguments, based on historical and economic principles, were influential. Political Essays collects all of his principal writings. In addition to the "Dissertation," it includes, among other essays, "An Essay on the Danger of Too Much Circulating Cash in a State," "An Essay on Free Trade and Finance," "Strictures on Tender-Acts," "An Essay on the Economy, Policy, And Resources of the Thirteen States, And the Means of Their Preservation," "A Dissertation on the Nature, Authority, And Uses of the Office of a Financier-General," "Remarks on the Resolution of Council, Of the 2d May, 1781, for Raising the Exchange to 175 Continental Dollars for One Hard," "Remarks on the address of sixteen members of the Assembly of Pennsylvania to their Constituents, Dated Sept. 29, 1787, "An Essay on credit," "Strictures on the Net Produce of Great-Britain in the Year 1784" and "An Essay on the Extent and Value of Our Western Inlocated Lands." Kress Library of Business and Economics 2235. Evans, American Bibliography 23972.

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        Journal of the third session of the Senate of the United States of America, begun and held at the city of Philadelphia, December 6th, 1790

      Philadelphia: John Fenno, 1791. Folio. (12 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches). 203pp. Contemporary sheep, covers bordered in blind, expertly rebacked to style, spine with raised bands in six compartments, red morocco lettering piece in the second The journal of the Senate recorded during the third session of the first Congress Includes the Senate's response to a State of the Union address by Washington detailing issues with public credit and the northwest frontier; sundry acts authorizing the President to discharge foreign debts; and "An Act Declaring the Consent of Congress, that a New State be Formed within the Jurisdiction of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Admitted into this Union by the name of the State of Kentucky." In all, many important issues were settled in the discussions recorded here, and many significant events in the nation's history are treated in depth. NAIP W020589; Evans 23901.

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        Life of Samuel Johnson, LL D

      1791. BOSWELL, James.The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works…London: Printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, 1791.Two volumes.First edition of the greatest of literary biographies, handsomely bound in contemporary tree calf.?"Everyone with an interest in Johnson is very much in debt to Boswell not only for the years of devotion he invested in the study of Johnson?'s life, but for the uncanny skill with which he conveyed the quality of Johnson?'s personality and his effect on the people about him. If there had been no Boswell, Johnson would have been one of the most famous names in English literature; but that he has become a household name… is due to the chance that brought Boswell into his company… Boswell is the sniffing bloodhound who will follow the scent of individuality into whatever territory it leads him. The fascination of their dialogue, that dialogue of mind, heart and voice round which Boswell organized his great Life, is that it is not merely between two very different men but between two epochs. In its pages, Romantic Europe speaks to Renaissance Europe, and is answered?" (Wain, 229) ..Rothschild 463. Grolier 100.Interiors generally quite fresh with only light scattered foxing. contemporary tree calf boards with expert restoration.

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        Printed Act of Congress signed in type by George Washington and John Adams permitting the collection of taxes for vessels entering Baltimore harbor

      Philadelphia, PA, February 9, 1791. 7.5" x 11". "Attractive, Printed Act of Congress, Signed in type by George Washington as President and John Adams as Vice President, one page, 7½"" x 11"", February 9, 1791, Philadelphia, PA, titled ""An Act declaring the Consent of Congress to a certain Act of the State of Maryland."" In part: ""Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the consent of Congress be and is hereby granted and declared to the operation of an Act of the General Assembly of Maryland...entitled 'An act to empower the wardens of the ports of Baltimore to levy and collect the duty therein mentioned""..."". According to state archives, the General Assembly of Maryland sought to collect a duty of up to two cents per ton for each vessel that entered the harbor at Baltimore. Trivial damp stains at the blank lower margin, otherwise fine. Ideal for presentation or display."

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        Thomas Jefferson Signed Act of Congress for Compensating Court Officers, Jurors, and Witnesses

      New York, N.Y. 1791 - Printed Document Signed as Secretary of State. An Act providing compensations for the officers of the Judicial Courts of the United States, and for Jurors and Witnesses, and for other purposes. New York, N.Y., March 3, 1791. Signed in type by George Washington as President, Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg as Speaker of the House of Representatives, and John Adams as Vice President, and president of the Senate. 2 pp., 9 x 15 in. Under the new federal Constitution, the First Congress had the momentous job of creating the laws to govern the various branches of the new government, whether setting up the framework for executive departments such as Treasury and State, establishing its own rules and schedule, or, in this case, creating a federal court system. In its second session (January 4, 1790 through August 12, 1790) Congress passed the Crimes Act, which defined a plethora of federal crimes, punishments, and court procedures. Here in the third session, the Congress provides a schedule of compensation for officers and jurors, as well as a process for scheduling and meeting places for the various federal district courts around the new nation. This act from the early days of the federal legal system under the new Constitution shows Congress deciding how to reimburse the participants of the courts. The U.S. Attorney is granted traveling expenses of "ten cents per mile going, and the same allowance for returning." The clerk of the District Court shall receive a salary of five dollars per day; the clerk of the Supreme Court gets eight dollars a day. Jurors are to receive 50 cents a day, plus 50 cents traveling expenses for every ten miles. Fees for marshals, process servers, even witnesses are specified. "There shall also be paid to the marshal, the amount of the expense for fuel, candles and other reasonable contingencies for holding a court." The Act covers only the federal District Courts for New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and Virginia and specifies which cities shall house the court: Portsmouth and Exeter in New Hampshire; Boston, Newport and Providence, Rhode Island, Hartford and New Haven, Connecticut, New York, and Richmond, Virginia.Excerpts"the several officers following .are otherwise by law intitled, and also to jurors and witnesses.the following respective compensations: to the marshal of the district, for attending the supreme, circuit or district courts, five dollars per day; for summoning a grand jury, three dollars, and for summoning a petit jury, two dollars, and for serving and returning a writ, five cents per mile for his necessary travel.there shall also be paid to the marshal, the amount of the expense for fuel, candles, and other reasonable contingencies for holding a court.Sec. 2 .In New York district, on the fifth, and in Connecticut district, on the twenty-fifth days of April next; in Massachusetts district, on the twelfth, and in New Hampshire district on the twenty-fourth days of May next; and in Rhode Island district, on the seventh day of June next; and the subsequent sessions in the respective districts, on the like days of every sixth calendar month thereafter, except when any of those days shall happen on a Sunday, and then the sessions shall commence on the next day following."Congressional Acts Signed by Thomas JeffersonFollowing a law passed on September 15, 1789, the Secretary of State had to sign two copies of each law, order, vote, or resolution of Congress for distribution to the executive of each state. Jefferson served as Washington's Secretary of State from March 22, 1790 to December 31, 1793.It is likely that only these 26 copies large-format certified copy were signed by Jefferson. A single copy of each law was distributed to every U.S. senator and representative, but the Congressional copies did not require Jefferson's authentication and were printed on smaller paper.

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        Il notajo principiante istruito o sia Breve trattato istruttivo sopra il civile officio del notajo diviso per maggior comodo in otto tomi. Opera utilissima non meno al notajo novizio ed a' giovani praticanti nella curia civile ed a qualsivoglia persona ad

      Domenico Raggi 1791-1792, in Roma - - n.d. p. - in-16

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        The Hedàya, or Guide; A Commentary on the Mussulman Laws: Translated by the Order of the Governor-General and Council of Bengal

      T. Bensley, London 1791 - (10 1/4 x 8 inches). lxxxix, (1), xii, 561, [2-errata] pp.; viii, 727, (1), [2-errata]; viii, 609, (1), [2-errata]; lxxxix, (1), xii, 561, (1), [2-errata]. Errata leaf in rear of each volume. Expertly bound to style in half calf over period marbled paper covered boards, flat spine divided into six compartments with gilt roll tools, black morocco lettering piece in the second, the others with a repeat arabesque decoration in gilt First edition in English of al-Hidayah: the authoritative guide to Islamic jurisprudence. Commonly referred to as al-Hidayah or The Guidance, this work originated as a 12th-century Hanafi work by Shaykh al-Islam Burhan al-Din al-Farghani al-Marghinani (1135-1197) and is considered an authoritative guide to Islamic law among Muslims throughout the world. The Hidayah presents a legal tradition developed over many centuries and represents the corpus of Hanafi law in its approved and preferred form. The primary reason for its popularity is the reliability of its statements and the soundness of its legal reasoning. It is arguably the most popular and important work in fiqh literature. Hamilton's English translation is based on a Persian translation by Ghulam Ya Khan from the original Arabic version. Intended for a British audience, chapters relating to rituals were ommitted; however his coverage of contracts, torts and criminal law is more complete. Hamilton explains in his preface: "The permanence of any foreign dominion (and indeed, the justification of holding such a dominion) requires that a strict attention be paid to ease and advantage, not only of the governors, but of the governed; and to this great end nothing can so effectually contribute as preserving to the latter their ancient established practices, civil and religious and protecting them in the exercise in their own institutes . they must be infinitely more acceptable than anything we could offer; since they are supported by the accumulated prejudice of ages, and, in the opinion of their followers, derive their origin from the Divinity himself" (Preliminary Discourse). The understanding of Islamic law was critical to the colonial administration of India, and Bengal in particular, which had a very large Muslim population, and this work was intended to enable English officials to understand local proceedings. A second edition of Hamilton's translation was published in 1870, though the first edition is rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sur L'Administration de M. Necker. Par Lui-Même

      Hötel de Thou, Paris 1791 - pp. [4], 480. 1 vols. 8vo. By 1790, Necker was out of favor with the fickle public, was forced once again out of office, and, as Palgrave put it "He who had never deigned to accept the salary attached to his public office, was arrested as a malefactor", and it was only on an order of the national assembly that he was allowed to return to his native Switzerland. These bitter and emotional memoirs -- his final apologia -- are among his most moving writings. At least three different editions -- of uncertain priority -- appeared in the same year - but this is the most complete, containing the Appendice dated 23 Avril 1791. M&W III, 25709 Original calf-backed boards, with the ex-libris of La Maison de Montmorency. spine is a bit dry , otherwise a beautiful copy, complete with half-title

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        Droits de l'homme ou réponse à l'ouvrage de Monsieur Burke contre la Révolution francoise.

      - Ouvrage traduit de l`anglois d`après la première édition. à Hambourg, Chez les Freres Herold, 1791. 8:o. 139 pp. Uncut in original wrappers. Parts of paper spine missing. Previous owner`s signature in pencil on front pastedown "Rolf Carlbom 1973". Stamp on title. 21 x 13,5 cm.*French edition printed in Hamburg in the same year as the first English and French edition. [#\125647] [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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