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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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        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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        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.

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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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        Nicodeme dans la lune ou la revolution pacifique Folie en prose mêlée d'a EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez l'auteur, 1791. Fine. Chez l'auteur, à Paris 1791, in 8 (13x20cm), 104pp., broché. - First Edition. Rare. Brochure naked. Covered with a glassine. Lack right corner of the title page (the letter E Moon is therefore missing), and bottom right corner. Satyr of the French Revolution. Cousin Jacques is the pseudonym of a journalist Beffroy of Reighton whom he owed his fame. He is the author of pranks on the French Revolution and the political and social changes of his time. --- 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. Rare. Brochure nue. Manque coin droit de la page de titre (la lettre E de lune est de ce fait manquante), et coin droit bas. Satyre de la Révolution française. Le cousin Jacques est le pseudonyme du journaliste Beffroy de Reigny auquel il dut sa célébrité. Il est l'auteur de facéties sur la Révolution française et les transformations politiques et sociales de son temps.

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        Theorie der sittlichen Gefühle

      Leipzig: In der Gräffschen Buchhandlung,, 1791-1795. Uebersetzt, vorgeredet, und hin und wieder kommentirt von Ludwig Theobul Kosegarten. [-] Zweyter Band, welcher die Zussäzze zur sechsten Ausgabe enthält, 2 parts bound in one octavo volume (197 x 120 mm). Contemporary half sheep and sprinkled boards, spine ruled gilt in compartments, morocco spine label, edges stained red. Corners and extremities slightly rubbed, occasional light spotting; an excellent copy. First complete German translation of Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments, the second German translation overall, volume two providing a translation of the additional material contained in the English 6th edition, published shortly before Smith's death in 1790. The first German translation of 1770 was made from the third edition of 1767. "The Kosegarten translation of 1791 had more impact [than the 1770 one] partly because of its timing and also because it did provide some contextualisation for work and author" (Tribe).

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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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        UTAMARO BIJIN: FU-RYU NANA KO-MACHI. [From the Series "FU-RYU NANA KO-MACHI"]

      A LOVELY PERIOD JAPANESE BEAUTY [BIJIN] BY UTAMARO Seal dated 1791- - 1804 [1790's]. Single sheet color woodblockprint, 26 x 38.2 cm.,a few small holes restored on the verso[back] else very solid, some paper toning, usual dusty/soilfor a print of this age, strong impression, good registry. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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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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        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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