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      Quebec: Printed by Samuel Neilson, 1791.. 12pp. 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. TREMAINE 705. LANDE 2104.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Fundamento del vigor y elegancia de la lengua castellana, expuesto en el propio y vario uso de sus partículas por el presbítero. Impreso a expensas de la Real Academia Española

      - PRIMERA EDICION.- Madrid: Imp. de la Vda. de Ibarra, 1791.- 2 Tomos en un solo volumen, (XXXII,288; XXXII,234 pp.); 4º (22,5 cm.); Excelente impresión sobre fuerte papel verjurado, blanco y terso, ejemplar sin cortar conservando todas sus barbas; Media Piel puntas moderna de esmerada ejecución.- MAGNIFICA OBRA EN PERFECTO ESTADO. Libro en español [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Miguel Miranda, AILA ILAB]
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        Vollständiges Diarium der Römisch- Königlichen Wahl und Kaiserlichen Krönung Ihro nunmehr allerglorwürdigst regierenden Kaiserlichen Majestät Leopold des Zweiten. 2 Bände Mit Kupferstichen geziert und mit allergnädigsten und gnadigsten Freiheiten ans Licht gestellt

      Frankfurt am Main, Verlag der Jägerischen Buchhandlung, 1791.. 4 S., 17 S., 108 S., 28 S., 4 Kupfer gestochene Portraittafeln, 3 mehrfach gefaltete Kupfertafeln / 2 Band: 350 Seiten 12 Porträtkupfer. gebundene Ausgabe, Hardcover/Pappeinband,. Wahl- und Krönungs-Diarium Kaiser Leopold des Zweiten FFM 3 +++++ 20 Jahre Antiquariat Christmann in Wiesbaden +++++

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        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: Joseph Crukshank,, 1791. Octavo (198 × 123 mm). Contemporary sprinkled sheep, flat spine ruled gilt in compartments, red morocco label. Ownership inscription "Zeb'h Tracy's Book" to head of title, with note to the front free endpaper "Given me by Miss Emily Tracy on my 60th birthday anniversary June 20. 1896. O.V.C." with the printed library bookplate of the Middlesex County Historical Society of Connecticut, noting the book as a gift frpom Mrs O. V. Coffri in 1906. Short crack at top and bottom of front cover joint, corners worn, exposing board, one or two ink splashes to front cover. Some light spotting and the occasional marginal pencil mark; a fine copy in a very well preserved contemporary binding. First collected edition, containing twenty-five essays and two tables, at least one essay previously unpublished, as well as a new preface and notes. Webster was one of the leading nationalists of the 1780s, a prolific and highly effective publicist on behalf of a federal constitution and national economic institutions, especially a central bank. Indeed, his writings had a major influence on the establishment of the First Bank of the United States. Included in the present work are his tracts favouring the creation of a Secretary of Finance under the articles of Confederation, the Bank of North America and the First Bank of the United States, and supporting the adoption of the constitution. Also included is Webster's prophetic essay outlining the future constitution, Dissertation on Political Union, first published in 1783. Jefferson had three of these essays in his library, the Essay on Credit (Sowerby 3036), the Plea for the poor soldiers (ibid. 3153) and the Remarks on the address of Sixteen Members of the Assembly of Pennsylvania (ibid. 3019).

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        AÑO CHRISTIANO DE ESPAÑA. 12 Tomos (falto del tomo 6, junio)

      0 - Madrid. Imp. Real. 1791-1794. 19x12 cm. T. I, 7 h. + 432 págs. * T. II, XXVI + 396 págs. * T. III, 405 págs. 1 h. * T. IV, 413 págs. * T. V, 555 págs. * T. VII, 560 págs. * T. VIII, 573 págs. * T. IX, 463 págs. * T. X, 463 págs. * T. XI, 463 págs. * T. XII, 557 págs. plena piel época, 2 tejuelos, guardas al agua, cortes tintados, 2 o 3 tomos con marca de agua en el margen superior. # religión G La librería ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 10%. El precio original de este ejemplar era de 900 EUR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Torreón de Rueda]
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      Parmae, in Aedibus Palatinis, Typis Bodonianis, 1791. In folio gr. (mm. 435x297), p. pelle mod., elegante cornice dorata ai piatti, dorso a cordoni con fregi e tit. oro, 2 cc.nn. (la prima bianca), XIV pp.num., occhietto, 371 pp.num. Precedono il testo: la prefazione di J. N. de Azara, in finissimo corsivo, e la vita di Orazio tratta da Svetonio. "Edizione originale". Cfr. Brooks,417: "Superba edizione. Questo è il primo de' classici che Bodoni stampo' co' suoi torchi - Giani,12: "Edizione pregiatissima. E' il primo della grande serie di Classici latini in folio voluta dal D'Azara. Il testo oraziano, preparato in Roma su antiche edizioni da una schiera di eruditi diretti da Stefano Arteaga (de Azara, E.Q. Visconti, C. Fea), è forse la più autorevole lezione filologica di cui ancor oggi possano disporre gli studiosi" - Brunet,III,322: "Edition d'une exécution parfaite: elle est plus recherchée que la plupart des autres productions du meme imprimeur". Con lieve alone margin. su 6 cc. altrimenti esemplare ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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        Opuscule ou essai tendant à rectifier des préjugés nuisibles et à former des vertueux éclairés. Par un ami du genre humain

      chez David Fowler (de l'imprimerie de J. Cooper) 1791 - - chez David Fowler (de l'imprimerie de J. Cooper), A Londres 1791, in 12 (16,3x10,5cm), 286 pp., Un Vol. relié. - Edition originale, et seule parue. 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. 286 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Geschichte der Kriegs in Ostindien,

      Leipzig, Barth, 1791.. in den Jahren 1780-1784, zwischen den Engländern und ihren verbündeten Feinden, den Franzosen, Holländern, und dem Hyder Ally. Aus dem Englischen. XVI, 396 Seiten, 2 Blatt, Lederband der Zeit, 21 x 12 cm,. Einband leicht berieben, mehrere Lagen mit bräunlichem Fleck in der unteren äußeren Ecke.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat H. Carlsen]
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        (Drop-Head Title:) Treasury Department, January 6, 1791. Sir, I have the Honor to transmit to you a Report to the House of Representatives, relative to Appropriations of Money, for certain Purposes therein mentioned. I have the Honor to be, Sir, Your most obedient and Most humble Servant, Alexander Hamilton

      (Philadelphia:) Francis Childs and John Swain,, 1791. Folio (339 × 213 mm), 12 pages. Uncut and stab sewn as issued in plain paper wrappers, preserved in a custom made cloth portfolio and blue morocco backed slipcase. Inscribed in a secretarial hand on the front wrapper "Appropriations. Reports of the Sec.y of the Treas'y, The Hon'ble W. Johnston" Wrappers partially split, a tiny amount of rodent gnawing to the outer margin, but a superb copy in remarkable condition. First edition of the first Federal budget, prepared by Alexander Hamilton, first Secretary of the Treasury and submitted to F, A, Muhlenberg, Speaker of the House of Representatives. "As America's first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton stands alone in the annals of American financial history. One of the founding era's key political figures, Hamilton's influence on our fledgling country's early finances set the wheels in motion for the United States to become the economic super-power it is today laying the foundations for the U.S. capitalist system... As the first Secretary of the Treasury, he saved the new nation's credit, established plans for funding our new country's debt, created a national bank, and used the tax system to encourage economic development ?- all ideas considered 'radical' by most Americans of the time. Hamilton also founded the Bank of New York, New York City's first bank that was located at 48 Wall Street until 1998" (Museum of American Finance.) In 1789 and 1790, the Treasury ran public business without submitting a formal budget to Congress. As evidenced by this budget, Hamilton's Treasury Department was by far the largest with over 70 employees compared to Jefferson's and Knox's paltry six employees each. This generated concerns that Hamilton was building a large bureaucracy as his personal power base. But, as first treasury secretary, Hamilton "had to devise rudimentary systems for bookeeping, checking, and auditing, many of which endured for generations" (Chernow, Alexander Hamilton, p. 291). The total expenditure for the government's operation was $740,232.14.6. Hamilton's salary was $3,500, less than what he would have earned as one of New York City's top lawyers, and President Washington's salary was $25,000, or slightly more than three percent of the total budget. The report is extremely scarce; Evans (who conjectures the place of printing and the publisher) reports four copies and OCLC two additional copies in American institutions. ABPC on-line records only one copy, browned, foxed, with marginal repairs to two leaves, bound in modern half morocco, sold for US $8,000 in December 2011. The present copy is almost as fresh as when it first appeared, bar some negligible nibbling.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Droits de L'Homme; en Reponse a L'Attaque de M. Burke Sur la Révolution Françoise [with] Droits de L'Homme, Second Partie, Réunissant les Principes et la Pratique

      Buisson, Paris 1791 - 2 volumes bound in one in contemporary mottled calf; worn, leather chipped at the head of the spine, scattered mild foxing, small stain to first title. Complete with the half titles, reuniting the two parts of Paine's treatise on democracy and revolution that were published a year apart. There are two editions dated May 1791 on the title page with no clear priority between them. The first part was translated from the original English edition that was almost immediately edited and softened. Paine was a star in France, an enlightenment philosopher of the first order, and a frequent guest along with the likes of Franklin, Jefferson and Adam Smith at the salon at the Hôtel de la Monnaie."The government tried to suppress it, but it circulated more briskly.Rights of Man can be seen for what 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)xii, 227pp; iv, 16, 224pp. Howe P-31 and 32 (The English ed.), PMM 241 (the English ed.). Size: Octavo (8vo). Previous owner's book-plate inside front cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Philosophy; History. Inventory No: 045038. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books, ABAA]
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        'Der Fleischer oder Mezger'.

      . altkolorierter Kupferstich v. A. Gabler b. Johann Peter Voigt, 1791, 14 x 8,5. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Novelle italiane).

      Presso Riccardo Bancker (ma Masi),, Londra (ma Livorno), 1791 - Ventidue volumi di cm. 18,5, pp. 10.000 ca. complessive. Con 9 ritratti incisi in rame all'antiporta di altrettanti volumi. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorsi lisci con titoli su doppio tassello e ricchi fregi in oro. Piatti inquadrati da triplice filetto dorato, dentelles interne, sguardie marmorizzate e tagli rossi. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Si tratta dei 22 volumi che formano la collezione completa dedicata alle novelle italiane e curata da Gaetano Poggiali. Le singole opere possiedono valenza autonoma e solo raramente si trovano tutte assieme come nella presente collezione. Edizione celebrata dalle maggiori bibliografie ed elogiata per la perizia con la quale il curatore ha scelto le fonti e per la correttezza della stampa. Cfr. Brunet ; Gamba (Novelle); Borromeo, Notizia de'novellieri: "Corretta, elegante ed intera edizione". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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      T. Cadell, London 1791 - Contemporary leather worn, spines dry and lacking most of the lettering pieces, bindings still sound. Scattered foxing, heavier early on. The second edition (really the second printing of the first) printed the same year as the first. 4 volumes, each complete with half titles. 273pp; 313pp; 303pp; 353pp. Size: Octavo (8vo). Previous owner's signature in ink. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 045156. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Arte de Conservar y Arreglar Los Reloxes de Muestra, Para Las Personas Que No Tienen Conocimiento Alguno de La Reloxeria

      Imprenta De Don Joseph Doblado, Madrd 1791 - 79 pag., Encuadernacion moderna en media piel con nervios y cartone. Size: 16 X 10,5 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Secreti Del Reverendo D. Alessio Piemontese Divisi in Quattro Parti

      Venice: Bassano, 1791. Later Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Near Fine Condition. 2 volumes in full contemporary vellum, lightly discolored in a few spots. Scattered foxing and staining; a clean and bright copy. 395pp, 262pp. A very late edition of the 1555 classic book of secrets that unleashed two hundred plus years of similar works, translations and editions. Among the many health remedies and formulas, it includes the delightful and famous recipe for making plates and bowls out of sugar and tragacanth gum. and a recipe for the popular medieval mulled wine Ypocras. Size: 8vo (octavo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000068.

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      Paris: Chez Buisson, 1791.. vi,156,[207]pp. (pp.204-207 misnumbered 360- 363). Contemporary half red morocco and blue paper boards, vellum outer corners, spine richly gilt. Boards scuffed and edgeworn, bookplates on front and rear pastedowns. Bottom inch of titlepage neatly excised, not affecting the imprint. A touch of light foxing. A good plus copy. First edition, preceding any English-language printing, of Franklin's autobiography. This is certainly Franklin's best known book, and a classic Americanum in which he tells the story of his climb, through thrift and frugality, from poverty to success and influence. It is also one of the best pictures of life in Philadelphia during his youth and middle age. Franklin is remarkably candid throughout the work about people with whom he was involved and his own motives for his actions. The first British edition appeared in 1793, followed by the first American printing in 1794. HOWES F323, "b." STREETER SALE 4171. FORD 383. GROLIER AMERICAN 100, 21. SABIN 25549.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Recueil des principaux traites d'alliance, de paix, de treve, de neutralite, de commerce ... conclus par les puissance de l'Europe tant entre elles, qu'avec les puissances et etats dans d'autres parties du monde depuis 1761 jusqu'a ... (Truncated)

      Gottingue : Dieterich, 1791, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionFull Book Title: Recueil des principaux traites d'alliance, de paix, de treve, de neutralite, de commerce ... conclus par les puissance de l'Europe tant entre elles, qu'avec les puissances et etats dans d'autres parties du monde depuis 1761 jusqu'a present [vols. 1 & 2]Very good copies bound in contemporary full aniline calf. Gilt titled red morroco labels to spines (vol. 1 lacks label.) Gilt tooling to spine compartments, with some surface wear. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and worn as with age. Light foxing to prelims. of both vols. Remains quite well-preserved overall. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Description: 2v. (viii, 733p. , iv, 707p. ) ; 21cm. Tome 1: 1761-1778 inclusiv. Tome 2: 1779-1786 inclusiv. Subjects: International relations - Sources. Treaties. Europe - Politics and government. Parallel title pages in German. Vols. 1 & 2 of a 7-volume series published 1791-1801. Language: French.

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        Droits de L'Homme; en Reponse a L'Attaque de M. Burke Sur la Révolution Françoise [with] Droits de L'Homme, Second Partie, Réunissant les Principes et la Pratique

      Paris: Buisson, 1791. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. 2 volumes bound in one in contemporary mottled calf; worn, leather chipped at the head of the spine, scattered mild foxing, small stain to first title. Complete with the half titles, reuniting the two parts of Paine's treatise on democracy and revolution that were published a year apart. There are two editions dated May 1791 on the title page with no clear priority between them. The first part was translated from the original English edition that was almost immediately edited and softened. Paine was a star in France, an enlightenment philosopher of the first order, and a frequent guest along with the likes of Franklin, Jefferson and Adam Smith at the salon at the Hôtel de la Monnaie. "The government tried to suppress it, but it circulated more briskly...Rights of Man can be seen for what 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) xii, 227pp; iv, 16, 224pp. Howe P-31 and 32 (The English ed.), PMM 241 (the English ed.). Size: Octavo (8vo). Previous owner's book-plate inside front cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Philosophy; History. Inventory No: 045038.

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        HIstoire d'Angleterre. Depuis la Venement de Jacques I, jusqu'a la Revolution.

      Paris, chez Gattey, Libraire au Palais-Royal,1791, 1792.. Premiere edition francaise. 5 volumes. 20x13 cm. Relies en demi-parchemin avec une etiquette rouge avec le titre dore. Couvertures marbrees en bleues. Bordures parfois frottees. A l'interieure avec des pages de gardes tres colorees et marbrees. Ex libris "Edouard de Turckheim" avec armories. Quelques petites taches par la moisissure seule, autrement tres propre.. Avec une frontispice dans volume I de Mme Macaulay. Traduite en Francais, et augmentee d'un discours preliminaire, contenant un precis de toute l'histoire d'Angleterre, jusqu'a l'avenement de Jacques I, et enrichie de notes par (H. G. Riquetti de) Mirabeau. Cioranescu 45155. Vgl. Lowndes 1432 (engl. EA 1763-83). Aus der Bibliothek des elsässischen Großeindustriellen Frederic-Edouard de Turckheim (1829-1909). Catherine Macaulay (nee Catharine Sawbridge et, au moment de sa mort, Catharine Graham) (1731-1791), est une historienne anglaise. (Wikip.)

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        Descripcion historial de la provincia y archipielago de Chiloe, en el reyno de Chile

      Madrid: Don Benitro Cano, 1791. First Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. Contemporary full vellum, title penned to spine; some light staining and discoloration. Text block starting to separate from binding at front joint, but binding still largely sound. Scattered foxing and browning, worming to the bottom margin on the final 8 leaves, but mostly very clean and fresh internally. With the plate depicting the tree shaped like Christ on the cross, and the large folding map of Chile. (viii), 318pp. Cooper (Bib. of Tribes of Tierra del Fuego) 93, Sabin 27822. The first 250 pages cover Chile and the surrounding area, but the final section (with a separate half title) "Noticias Practicas, e Individuales de las Islas Nombradas Vulgarmente de Otahiti o Carolinas Situadas en el Mar del Sud o Pacifico" is a description of the Spanish missions to Tahiti. The Spanish expeditions to Tahiti began in 1772 (this details a 1774 attempt) and all early accounts are quite rare. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Exploration; History. Inventory No: 045096.

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        Pair of wonderful historic documents ordering guns and powder for a salute to start the ceremonies commemorating the new, annual date of the U.S. Congress's opening

      "Document, 2 pages, page one 8"" x 12.75"", page two 8.25"" x 13"". October 24, 1791. Edge wear and the usual folds. Light toning. Completely legible. Fine condition. This exceptional and historic pair of documents pertains to the formal opening of the United States Congress, as well as revealing a plan to suitably honor the anniversary of the event. The very significant items include: 1) March 2, 1791 - Printed Document, ""An Act fixing the date for the next Annual Meeting of Congress,"" signed in type by Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, as ""Speaker of the House of Representatives,"" John Adams as ""Vice-President of the United States, and President of the Senate,"" and approved by George Washington, as ""President of the United States."" The Act reads, ""Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That after The third day of March next, the first annual meeting of Congress Shall be on the fourth Monday of October next."" As this Act was established during the third session of the first U.S. Congress, it fixes for the first time under that body's authority the opening of a new Congress. Enacted on the beginning day of that particular session, after the two earlier meetings were held in New York, it also marks one of Congress's first acts of legislation in the temporary capitol at Philadelphia. 2) October 24, 1791 - John Stagg, Jr. ALS, as a clerk in the War Department, to William Knox ordering guns and powder for a salute to start the ceremonies commemorating the new, annual date of the U.S. Congress's opening. The letter's text reads, ""The Secretary of War requests that you will furnish Captain Jeremiah Fisher of the city artillery, in order to fire a salute on tomorrow, at the opening of Congress: One hundred and eighty pounds of Cannon powder - One hundred Tubes - Forty six Flannel Cartridges for 12 pounders - Eight Portfires,"" and it is signed, ""Jno: Stagg Jun:"" (grading ""9-10""). Major Stagg and Captain Fisher were both veterans of the Revolution, the latter having served with Col. Thomas Proctor's celebrated 1st Pennsylvania artillery regiment. These extremely rare pieces document a supremely important event in American history: the day the United States Congress fixed a permanent date for its own opening."

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        Voyage Sur Le Rhin, Depuis Mayence Jusqu'a Dusseldorff. Tome Premier et Tome Second [Voyage Up the Rhine from Mainz to Dusseldorf 2 Volumes Bound in 1]

      Neuwied, Coblence, 1791, Full-Leather, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No JacketSize: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, 180 + 174pp. One fold out map and 4 foldout illustrations in the first book, 1 fold-out map and 6 foldout illustrations in the second book, both bound together in 1 volume. Covers heavily worn, down to the boards in some places, but boards well attached and internal pages in excellent condition, just two chipped corners to text pages (no loss of text) and some creases to the outer margins of the foldouts, watermark to bottom outer corner of one plate and surrounding 4 pages, a few turned corners to text pages. Numerous pictures available. FRENCH language, FRANCAIS. 540g.

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        Droits de l'Homme 2 vols. (vol.1:) en réponse a l'attaque de M. Burke Sur la Révolution Francaise. Traduit de l'Anglois, par F. S(oulés). Avec des Notes & une nouvelle Préface de l'Auteur. (vol. 2:) réunissant les principes et la pratique. Traduit de l'Anglois sur la troisième édition.

      Paris, F. Buisson, Mai 1791 + 1792. 8vo. Two volumes, completely uncut in the original blank blue wrappers. Wrappers expertly restored. Housed in a very nice recent chemise in contemporary style, of mottled half calf with richly gilt spine and a slip-case of blue marbled paper. an excellent set in unusually fine condition. Very nice and clean. XII, 227, (1) pp. + (4), IV, 224 pp.. Scarce first edition thus - with the extremely rare second part - being the first French edition of Paine's seminal "The Rights of Man": "the textbook of radical thought and the clearest of all expositions of the basic principles of democracy" (PMM). This first French edition is the first to contain the author's preface to the reader, addressing directly the revolutionary public. It is furthermore the second edition of the text in its original form, preceded only by the true first edition, printed in London in February of the same year, which was immediately suppressed, on the day of publication, and very few copies of which have thus survived. The following British editions were all toned down and the wording thus different. Only the first French edition contains the uncensored text. The same publisher issued another edition simultaneously, also Paris, also in May, which collates differently (VIII, 148). The work was written as a response to Burke's "Reflections on the Revolution in France" from 1790, in which Burke voices his distrust of the "Perfectibilitarians" and of the mere destructive criticism of institutions and concludes that the French revolutionaries are not fighting for real liberty and that they have no idea what it would take for them to "form themselves into a mass which has a true political personality". Reacting to Burke's excpression of the horror and dismay that the liberal-minded now felt for the French revolutionaries, Paine defends the French Revolution against Burke's attacked. He famously lays down the principles of fundamental human rights that must stand no matter what, no matter what is necessary to obtain them, and he argues that popular political revolution is permissible when a government does not safeguard its people, their natural rights, and their national interests. Paine himself condered the work "one of the most useful and benevolent books ever offered to mankind". It was indeed hugely popular, hugely controversial, and hugely influential. Although suppressed on the day of publication, the modified version was quickly printed and reprinted. It was very widely circulated, with copies being read aloud in inns and coffee houses. Although the Revolution controversy had spawned more than 300 pamphlets, Pain's "Rights of Man" was the first seriously to damage Burke's case and to restore credit to the French both in Britain and America. The publication of Rights of Man caused a furor in England; Thomas Paine was tried in absentia, and convicted for seditious libel against the Crown, but was unavailable for hanging, having departed England for Africa

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        A view of the Loss of the Rhone. Vue de la Perte du Rhone, sur le chemin de Lyon a Geneve, a 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 Rhone. 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. montee sur toile recent (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 a Geneve, a quelques lieues de l'Ecluse, prise au niveau des roches du gouffre et du fameux chene ecroule, des roches a pic a la gauche du grand chemin./ Il faut descendre par une echelle posee au bord de la on decouvre le point de vue. La chute de cet arbre fut causee par un orage furieux suivi d'une fonte des neiges/ qui en debouchant par la grotte de l'Arveron, a enfle le torrent de l' Arve pres de Chamouny; et on voit sur la gauche du tableau les fragments d'un pont que ce torrent a/ entraine dans son cours du bord oppose des paysans tirent des pierres de granit auxquelles tiennent de petites parcelles d'or que l'eau, en filtrant, amene frequemment/ En cet endroit. Cet arbre qui separe la France de la Savoye et sert de pont aux Voyageurs est, en quelque sorte, l'objet de la veneration des paysants qui l'entretiennent avec beaucoup/ des soins. Ils y ont pratique un garde-fou forme des branches memes et l'arbre est soutenu par des chaines de fer pour l'empecher d'etre deracine par son propre poids./ Peint d'apres 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 Prospect Before Us [No. 2] Respectfully dedicated to those Singers, Dancers and Musical Professors who are fortunately engaged with the proprietor of the King's Theatre at the Pantheon." Fine large hand- coloured etching

      [London] Pubd. As the Act directs Jany. 13, 1791 by S.W. Fores Piccadilly. The print depicts the dancers Charles-Louis Didelot (1767-1837) and Mlle. Theodore performing in d'Auberval's ballet "Amphion and Thalia" at the King's Theatre at the Pantheon on Oxford Street in London. The orchestra is being led by O'Reilly. The orientation of the print is outward from the rear of the stage showing the dancers, the orchestra, the audience, and the interior of the theatre. 371 x 521 mm. Some creasing and minor paper repair; old mounting tape affixed to upper edge. A fine impression on laid paper.. BM Satires 8008. Grego: Rowlandson the Caricaturist, p. 286. Smith: The Italian Opera and Contemporary Ballet in London 1789-1820, 38. Rare. The King's Theatre was the most important performing space for ballet in England in the late 18th century (it opened in 1772) until it burned down in 1792. An attractive image by the noted English artist and caricaturist.

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        An Essay on the Learning of Contingent Remainders and Executory Devises [etc.]. The Fourth Edition. Two Volumes [complete] [bound with] Copies of Opinions Ascribed to Eminent Council . . . Addressed to the . . . Earl of Mansfield. A New Edition

      Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall [imprint varies] [etc.] 1791-95, London - Contemporary calf, the spine ends of volume one a bit chipped, some marginal staining, else a superior set; with upwards of 14 cancels not noted in ESTC A valuable edition of a "classic [written by] one of the great real property lawyers of [the 18th] century", in Holdsworth's words, the first volume Fearne's last, and the second John Joseph Powell's first; with the rare 'Copies', two copies in ESTC

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        Des Herrn Trembley Abhandlungen zur Geschichte einer Polypenart des süssen Wassers mit hörnerförmigen Armen aus dem Französischen übersetzt und mit einigen Zusätzen herausgegeben von J.A.E. Goeze.

      Quedlinburg, F. J. Ernst, 1791. 8vo (200 x 120mm). pp. xxi, (1), 572, (16), with 14 ( folded) engraved plates. Contemporary boards. Second German edition. Garrison-Morton 307: "Trembley was one of the pioneers of experimental morphology ... His experiments were of great importance in the study of regeneration of lost parts, he was the first to make permanent grafts and to witness cell-divisions". Rare German edition of this important zoological work, of which the first original edition was published in 1744.//Nissen ZBI, 4164 (quoting the first German edition of 1775).

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      S.D.(XVIIIe sièc, S.N. - Manuscrit du XVIIIe in-8 de ( 2ff non chiffrés de table )-354pp.-( 3ff blancs ). Exemplaire à belles marges à la calligraphie parfaite, en moyenne 23 lignes par page. Reliure de lépoque plein vélin moucheté muet. Contient également : « Remarques sur lexposition de lEpitre de Saint-Jean » « Sur le livre De Decem Chordis » « Sur le livre De Pastoribus » « Sur le livre De Ovibus » « Remarques sur le premier livre ( le second et le troisième ) De Symbolo ad Catecumenos » « Remarques sur le livre de St Augustin De Verbis Domini secundum Mattheum». Ex-libris manuscrit sur 1er contreplat : « DE LA BIBLIOTHEQUE DE LA CHEVALIERE DEON ». La bibliothèque du Chevalier dEon, dispersée à Londres en 1791 contenait plus de 6000 livres et 500 manuscrits. Légers frottements sur coupes sinon TRES BEAU MANUSCRIT, de la bibliothèque dun des plus célèbres et « ambigus » espions de Louis XV. Manuscrit

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        Bemerkungen über die französische Revoluzion und das Betragen einiger Gesellschaften in London bey diesen Ereignissen. Aus dem Englischen nach der vierten Ausgabe übersezt. Wien: Joseph Stahel, 1791.

      - First edition of the earliest German translation of Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790), pre-dating Friedrich Gentz's well-known translation and commentary by two years. 'Burke's true value was early appreciated in Germany, and A. M. von Müller, lecturing at Dresden in 1806, even remarked on the circumstance that Burke only met with his due honours from strangers. "His country but half understands him, and feels only half his glory, considering him chiefly as a brilliant orator, as a partisan, and a patriot. He is acknowledged in Germany as the real and successful mediator between liberty and law, between union and division of power, and between the republican and aristocratic principles"' (E.J. Payne, 1882). PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Large 8vo, engraved frontispiece portrait, [iv], 432 pp., contemporary wrappers with library shelf ticket, spine lettered in later pen, considerably foxed but a sound copy, uncut and partly unopened. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Consulti medici.

      Antoini 1791 - Bergame, Antoini, 1791. 2 tomes en 1 volume in 4 de XXVIII-222pp.-[2] ff. n. ch. blanc-262pp.-[2] ff. n. ch. blanc, deux frontispices ornés de gravures sur cuivre, deux feuillets de dédicace adressée à l'Empereur Léopold II en ouverture du premier volume gravé sur cuivre, reliure cartonnée à la "Bodoni" de l'époque en papier marbré marron, pièce de titre de maroquin marron surlignée et soulignée de filets dorés et de frises estampées, titre doré, un cachet en bleu chiffré sur l'angle supérieur externe des deux pages de garde, la page de titre et la première page, cachet de bibliothèque rouge sur la page de titre et sur un feuillet, grande marge, bel exemplaire. Première édition de ce volume de pratique médicale effectuée par ce célèbre médecin né à Benevento (Bénévent) près de Naples, d'origine toscane (1695-1758). Dans cet ouvrage sont évoqués des épisodes de soins auprès de grands souverains européens, l'auteur affirme surtout la nécessité d'une bonne diète et d'une bonne hygiène et sa farouche opposition aux traitements par les médicaments et sa méfiance à l'encontre des pharmaciens. Sont aussi abordées les qualités des eaux des bains de Pise, celles de Foiano, les caractéristiques du grain, les inondations dans le Val di Chiana (au sud de Florence). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Antiquitates Culinariae; or Curious Tracts relating to the Culinary affairs of the Old English Etc Etc

      R. Blamire, London 1791 - The uncommon large paper edition. 2 plates (one folding) and one tailpiece all present. The binding is solid but is fairly dull. Internally there is a little light scattered foxing on the first few leaves, most obviously on the title page, but nothing serious and otherwise the pages are clean. 1" tear to margin of second plate but repaired with archival paper to verso and hard to see. Postage will be confirmed when you enquire or order and for light or very heavy books will vary from the ABE quote which is based on a 1kg parcel. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De Gewigtigste Geschiedenissen des Bybels, afgebeeld in Twee Honderd Twee en Vijftig Printverbeeldingen. Op nieuw geteekend, en door de voornaamste Meesters in het koper gesneden. Met eene Zaaklijke Uitbreiding Opgehelderd.

      Amsterdam, Jan de Groot, Gerrit Warnars, en Petrus den Hengst, te Dordrecht, Abraham en Pieter Blussé, te Leyden, Samuel en Johannes Luchtmans, en te Harlingen, Volkert van der Plaats 1791. Tweede druk, (XII) 128 (50) p. Opnieuw gebonden Leer met ribben, stempels en sloten, groot Folio (aantrekkelijke, groot formaat leren band met sloten, H. 44 x B. 27 cm. flinke vochtvlek voorin -niet in de gravures, die helder en scherp zijn-, mist tekstpagina 129, verder compleet met 252 Bijbelse gravures, met daarbij nederlandse tekstuitleg, op 126 bladen, gegraveerd door J.C. Philips, J. Folkema e.a., zie W.C.Poortman deel 2, pagina 150 en151 voor deze vrij zeldzame Prentbijbel).

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      - ENCYCLOPEDIA METODICA. ARTES ACADEMICOS, TRADUCIDOS DEL FRANCES AL CASTELLANO. A saber, el arte de la equitación por Don Baltasar de Irurzun; y el del bayle, de esgrima y de nadar, por Don Gregorio Sanz.- Madrid, Imprenta de Sancha, M. DCC. XCI (1791); en folio holandesa de finales del XIX, 2 h. - 546 pp. - 2 h. Palau nº 79541. Es el tomo VIII de la versión española de la Grand Encyclopedie publicados por Sancha en 10 tomos. Texto a dos columnas. Papel con manchas de oxidación y con algún cuadernillo oscurecido.

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        ANNALS OF HORSEMANSHIP: Containing Accounts of Accidental Experiments, and Experimental Accidents, both Successful and Unsuccessful: Communicated by Various Correspondents to Geoffrey Gambado, Esq. Together with Most Instructive Remarks Thereon, and Answers Thereto, by That Accomplished Genius.

      London: Printed for W. Dickinson 1791 - Folio. xvii + 81pp. 17 full-page stipple engravings (one hand-tinted as frontis.). 19th Century half brown calf and green moiré cloth, spine gilt, marbled endpapers. Two engraved bookplates. One plate guarded along two edges. Very good. Bunbury was one of the greatest satirical artists and caricaturist of his day, and here depicts the many facets of horsemanship in a comical and entertaining fashion. Overall a very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Icones Plantarum Syriae Rariorum, descriptionibus et observationibus illustratae.

      Parisiis, impensis autoris, 1791-1809. Parts 1-3 (of 5), bound in 1. 4to (270 x 215mm). pp. 22, 18, 16, with 30 engraved plates, of which a number by Pierre Joseph Redouté. Contemporary blind wrappers. The rarest of the 3 iconographies published by Labillardière. The 5 parts with 50 plates were published over a period of 21 years, hence complete copies are rare. There was an interval of 18 years between parts 2 and 3. The publication was interrupted when Labillardière was invited to join the expedition that was to be sent out in search of La Pérouse. After he had published his principal works on this expedition, the 'Rélation' of 1800 and 'Novae Hollandiae plantarum specimen' of 1804 and 1805, the publication of the present work was continued. The first botanical exploration of Ottoman Syria was made by Leonard Rauwolf, and his 'Aigentliche Beschreibung der Raiss inn die Morgenländer' was published in 1582. Botanical exploration of Turkish Syria was hampered by the fact that the countries (Ottoman Syria contained the general region of present Syria, Lebanon, and parts of Jordan and Palestine) were not very secure.//Labillardière obtained the services of some of the best botanical artists of all times to illustrate his 'Icones': Redouté, Poiteau and Turpin. A number of drawings are also by Pierre Joseph Redouté's less known brother Henri Joseph Redouté. //Junk Rara, 218; MacPhail. Cat. Redouteana 64; Nissen BBI, 1115; Stafleu & Cowan 4069. See also Stafleu's introductory note to the reprint of 1968.

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        The Seige [sic] of Blenheim or the new system of Gunning discoverd.

      London Pubd March 5th by H. Humphrey No. 18 Old Bond Street. 1791 - Broadside engraving, 360 x 260 mms., engraved on one side only, uncoloured, and in very good condition. The Sitter is Gertrude Russell (née Leveson-Gower), Duchess of Bedford, with Elizabeth Gunning, John Gunning, and Susannah Gunning (née Minifie). Miss Gunning sits astride a cannon directed against the facade of Blenheim. Her mother (right) fires the cannon by putting her pen to the touch-hole. Elizabeth Gunning (1769 - 1823) moved to London with her parents, John Gunning (1742 - 1797) and Susannah Gunning née Minfie (1739/40 - 1800), when she was said to be engaged to be engaged to her cousin the Marquess of Lorne, heir to the Duke of Argyll. Later speculation liked her to a grander destiny, to be the wife of the Marquess of Blandford, heir to the Duke of Marlborough. Letters said to be from Blandford proved to be forgeries, and scandal ensued (so what else is new?), and the engraving caricatures the alleged attempts of her family to force a marriage between Blandford and Elizabeth. She married a Major Plunkett in 1803.

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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.).

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        ICONOLOGIE PAR FIGURES. OU TRAITE COMPLET DES ALLEGORIES EMBLEMES &c. Ouvrage utile aux Artistes, aux Amateurs et pouvant servir a l'education du jeunes personnes. Par M.M. Gravelot et Cochin. Tome III [only of 4]

      Chez Le Pan, Rue S. Guillaume la premiere porte Cochere a droite en entrant par la rue S. Dominique 1791 from editor's note in another vol., Paris - Finely engraved plates (50) + engraved titlepage. First plate dated 1777, plates all "del" or "invenit" by Gravelot or Cochin, with various engravers named. Volume III (of IV) octavo "en brochure", uncut, unbound, cover sheets dusty. Frontispiece + engraved titlepage +100pp +partial index (index lacks A-N pp101-4 but p105/6 present covering letters N to Z). The plates are not within the collation and loose (as from the publisher) and only some are numbered (1-12) but numbers are not sequential, several with the same number although plates are not the same. All plates face a text page with the subject that matches the title opposite, except one which does not match. *An outstanding collection of engraved emblematic figures meant as artists' models in the original unbound state (Volume III only). "Hubert-Francois Bourguignon, commonly known as Gravelot (1699-1773), was a French engraver, a famous book illustrator, designer and drawing-master. Born in Paris, he emigrated to London in 1732, where he quickly became a central figure in the introduction of the Rococo style in British design, which was disseminated from London in this period, through the media of book illustrations and engraved designs as well as by the examples of luxury goods in the 'French taste' brought down from London to provincial towns and country houses" (Wikipedia). 1 volume.

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        The Friendly Monitor; or Dialogues for Youth against the fear of Ghosts and other Irrational Apprehensions, with reflections on the Power of the Imagination and the Folly of Superstition.

      W. Bent, London 1791 - Hardcover. Small octavo. [x] + 220pp. Original full calf-leather binding. The author's name is not given; the title-page states "By the author of The Polite Reasoner, and Juvenile Speaker," and the British Library entry for this book credits it to the authors of those volumes, one Mary Weightman. An unusual work designed to persuade young readers that it is quite irrational to believe in or be fearful of ghosts and the supernatural. The book comprises an "Advertisement", Introduction, and a series of nine imagined dialogues. In these dialogues Caroline, a young woman who is presumably the author's alter ego, seeks to persuade her credulous friends, Matilda and Henrietta, of the errors of their ways, and to help them break the "slavish fetters" in which their fear of ghosts has caused them to be shackled. Interestingly there are distinct similarities between her arguments and those of some modern psychologists, with her suggesting that the things they fear are nothing more than the products of their own imagination. From the collection of Dr. M. H. Coleman, with his ex-libris seal blind-stamped on front free endpaper. Wear to boards, small pieces lost from spine ends, page-edges browned, endpapers discolored. Contemporary previous owner's name (Emma Westmoreland) on front free endpaper, endpapers unevenly discolored, tide-mark to pages 11/12, top-margin pencil scrawls to two pages, otherwise a solid, complete near-VG copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London, T. & J. Egerton, 1791.. THIRD EDITION 1791, 2 volumes, complete set. Small 8vo, approximately 160 x 100 mm, 6½ x 4 inches, pages: viii, 272; viii, 203, half-title in Volume II, not called for in Volume I, bound in full contemporary speckled calf, spine divided by decorative gilt bands, 4 gilt Etruscan style vases in compartments, contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels. Top of upper hinge on Volume I cracked (45 mm, 1¾ inches), spines slightly darkened and very slightly worn, very small piece chipped from head of spine of Volume II, small grey mark to upper cover of Volume I, endpapers browned at edges, a short closed tear to 1 margin, otherwise contents clean and bright, bindings tight and firm. A very good set. Some subjects covered: armies, structure and strength; exercises and parades; marching; methods of firing; manoeuvres; honours; encampment; garrisons; military courts and martial law; military punishments and executions; military funerals. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        A first edition of Boswell's monumental biography of Samuel Johnson - widely considered to be the finest biography written in the English language

      James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson Comprehending an Account of his Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order... (London: Printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, in the Poultry, 1791) Two volumes, quarto, pp. xii, [16], contents, and errata, 516pp.; 1p, 588pp. [i.e. 586], bound with The Principal Corrections and Additions to the First Edition of Mr. Boswell's Life of Dr. Johnson (London: Printed by Henry Baldwin, 1793) 42pp. First Edition, later state: volume one with corrected spelling (p. 135: "give" for "gve", but no other corrections as noted on pages 48, 115, 117, 275, 291) and cancels (pp. 271-274); volume two with mis-numbered pages (pp. 229, 408, 497, 504, 555, 585, 586) and cancels (pp. 29, 301), as well as hyphens (p. 288) and typographical errors (pp. 78, 92, 275, 352, 562). Features an exquisite engrav

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        Naturgeschichte des Orang-Utang und einiger andern Affenarten, des Africanischen Nashorns und des Rennthiers. Ins Deutsche übersetzt, und mit den neuesten Beobachtungen des Verfassers herausgegeben von J.F.M. Herbell.

      Düsseldorf, bei J.C. Danzer, 1791. 4to (253 x 205mm). pp. 224, with 9 folded engraved plates. Contemporary calf, floral gilt spine with 2 labels. First German edition of the first dissection of the Orang-Utan. "Camper procured as many specimens as he could possibly get of the orang-utan, at that time extremely rare in Europe, and he not only dissected a number of them, but closely studied a live specimen. As a result of especially careful investigations into the musculature of the extremities and the structure of the larynx, he proved conclusively that the animal is unable to walk upright" (Nordenskiöld). Pieter Camper (1722-1789) was one of the most famous 18th century Dutch physicians. Small circular stamps on verso of title. A fine copy.//Nissen ZBI, 800.

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        Orchard Oriole]

      [London 1791 - Watercolour and graphite, on laid paper, numbered 56 in graphite in Abbot's hand in the lower margin corresponding to his manuscript Catalogue of Georgia Birds with Notes. An original watercolour of an Orchard Oriole by an important naturalist in early America. John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. Born in London in 1751, Abbot developed his interest in natural history and drawing as a child. His curiosity about the natural world was encouraged by his parents who were relatively wealthy (at one time the family library included copies of Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards' Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History ). Having received sponsorship from the Royal Society of London and the collectors Thomas Martyn and Dru Drury, Abbot sailed for Virginia in July 1773, with orders for both actual specimens and drawings of the local insects. For the next two years he continued to collect and paint, sending home three insect collections, although only one arrived safely. The loss of these two valuable collections at sea together with the worry over political unrest in Virginia led Abbot to move to Georgia: he settled in St. George Parish (later Burke County), Georgia in December 1775. Abbot traveled widely throughout Georgia devoting his time to the study of the natural flora and fauna. The constant flow of specimen collections and watercolours of insects, and later of birds, ensured that his name became known to many of the foremost natural scientists and collectors of the day, both in America and Europe. Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder and first president of the Linnaean Society of London, recognised Abbot's talents, and responded enthusiastically to Abbot's desire to publish an illustrated work on the butterflies and moths of Georgia. This became the first printed work devoted to American entomology. Abbot was a fervent bird watcher and this watercolour is a testament to his artistic skill and powers of observation. This excellent portrait of the Orchard Oriole exemplifies Abott's mastery of the genre, his subject both vivid and precise in a natural landscape. Abbot's watercolours are amongst the finest natural history illustrations ever made: elegant and scientifically accurate, they rank with those of his famous contemporaries, William Bartram and Alexander Wilson. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects." (quoted by Sabin). Pamela Gilbert John Abbot Birds, Butterflies and Other Wonders London: Natural History Museum, 1998; Vivian Rogers-Price John Abbot in Georgia: The Vision of a Naturalist Artist Madison, Georgia: Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, 1983.

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        Vom Baue des menschlichen Körpers. 5 Theile (all publ).

      . Frankfurt am Main, bei Varrentrapp und Wenner, 1791-1796, 8°, 2259 pp., 6 feinen Pappbänden im Stil der Zeit.. First Edition! - Erster Theil: Knochenlehre (1791, XLVI, (2), 455 pp.); Zweiter Theil: Bänderlehre (1791, XIV, 86 pp.); Dritter Theil: Muskellehre (1791, XXIV, 328 pp.); Vierter Theil: Gefässlehre (1792, XLVIII, 488 pp.); Fünfter Theil: Hirn- und Nervenlehre (1791, XVIII, 352 pp.).; Fünfter Theil, zweite Abtheilung: Eingeweidelehre (1796, XLVI, 352 pp.). - - Samuel Thomas Soemmerring's (1755-1830) "text-book contained only facts observed by him. He departed from the usal practice of including physiology with anatomy. The book was very popular in German medical schools, and Meckel considered it Soemmerring's best work. It includes a very full list of what Soemmerring considered his anatomical discoveries." - A work which opened new paths in anatomy and physiology! - "Soemmering's handbook of human anatomy, 'Vom Baue des menschlichen Körpers' was based as far as possible on his own observations and was conceived as a supplement to Haller's 'Primae linae physiologiae', the work was still in use in expanded form a half century later. The foreword to the first edition reveals Soemmering's preoccupation with the use of clear, unmistakable terminology. It also contains an impressive list of his anatomical discoveries, although not all of them have proved to be valid. Among those that are still accepted, two of the most remarkable are the observation that arterial trunks always lie on the bent side of the joints and the discovery that the small part of the trigeminal nerve always lies against the third branch." Erich Hintzsche, DSB XII, 510. - "The most important work is the 'Vom Baue des menschlichen Körpers', the keynotes of which are accuracy, lucidity and precision." Mettler - "Die deskriptive Anatomie .. in dem Handbuch von Soemmering den Niederschlag aller Vollkomenheit (erreicht).." Toply, Geschichte der Medizin - - Garrison & Morton No 400

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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.. 8°. XII, 204 SS., 3 gefaltete Kupfertafeln Pappband d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und den Initialen FH. Roller-G. I, 536; Warda 5. Erste deutsche Ausgabe der für die moderne Astronomie bedeutenden Aufsätze. "In three important papers he developed a cosmogony in which the universe began with stars scattered throughout infinite space... In the 1784 and 1785 papers Herschel also inaugurated the scientific study of the Milky Way" (DSB VI, 332). - Titel mit altem Stempel, kaum gebräunt. Sehr schönes Exemplar aus der Bibliothek der Franziska von Hohenheim.

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