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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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        Original Stories from Real Life; with Conversations, calculated to Regulate the Affections, and Form the Mind to Truth and Goodness

      Johnson 1791 (Libro illustrato da William Blake). Original Stories from Real Life; with Conversations, calculated to Regulate the Affections, and Form the Mind to Truth and Goodness. London, Johnson, 1791. Prima edizione. In - 8°, antico piena pelle coeva(dorso un po logoro). viii, (4), 177, (3 pp. di pubblicità), con 6 tavole disegnate ed incise in rame da William Blake famoso artista inglese. Rara dizione originale. Lowndes, V, p. 2977. No woman... has made any impression on the public mind during the last fifty years, to be compared with Mrs. Godwin Wollstonectaft... Allibone, I, pp. 682 - 83.

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        An Analytical Essay on the Greek Alphabet (bound with) Sepulcralia carmina ex anthologia m. s. Graecorum epigrammatum delecta, etc.

      London: Printed by J. Nichols for P. Elmsly 1791 & 1745 - large quarto (21 x 28 cm.),137, xvi, 90, [1] (emendanda) pp., folding chart and 9 plates in the Knight work; bound together in later quarter calf & tree leather covered boards, binding worn at the extremities, book plate to the front paste down, old ink notes to the index and the bottom margin of page 137 (errata) along with a few other short bits of inked marginalia of the Knight work, old religion-themed hand stamp its title page as well; some light foxing to early leaves of the Knight work, however the Sepulcralia has moderate to heavy foxing throughout, however supple the text. Photos available upon request.

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        Ueber die Ruinen Herkulaneums und Pompeji.

      Nebst einer kurzen Beschreibung von dem Schauspielen der alten Römer und Griechen. Mit Kupfern. Gotha, Carl Wilhelm Ettinger, 1791. 8vo. (6),+ 196, (1) pp.+ 8 engr. plates. The title with engr. vignette. Contemporary half calf, gilt spine with beige label, upper joint worn, yellow edges. Owner's signature of C. Nordenfeldt and S. Annerstedt, the latter dated 1901. Garcia 7304. Furchheim p. 50. Steiner 214. Holzmann-Bohatta IV, 7128. This is a separate issue, with a new title leaf, of the third part of the German translation of Saint-Non's large "Voyage pittoresque", translated by Johann Heinrich Keerl (1759-1810). The German translation was issued in 12 parts between 1789 and 1806. The parts on Sicily (parts 11-12) were also issued in a separate edition. Holzman-Bohatta gives Denon as author, while Furchheim and Garcia gives Keerl as editor. The name of Vivand de Denon (1747-1825) as author is quite reasonable, as he accompanied Saint-Non's journey as an expert, and he is probably the author to large parts of the text. This part was also translated into Italian under the name of Keerl, "Sulle rovine d'Ercolano, e Pompeja con una breve descripzione degli spettacoli degli antichi Romani e Greci", Gotha 1791 (Cicognara 2677)

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        Lettre ms. en francais du celebre compositeur allemand Meyerbeer (1791 - 1864) a M. Lard (de la maison d'editions Lard a Paris), concernant une feuille de musique, des enveloppes de lettre et des cartes de visite perdues: "j'aurais besoin de suite d'une centaine de cartes", date 1827 et signe Meyerbeer.

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        Nachrichten von den vorzüglichsten Krankenhäusern und Pesthäusern in Europa. Nebst einigen Bemerkungen über die Pest und fortgesetzten Bemerkungen über Gefängnisse und Krankenhäuser. Aus dem Englischen. Mit Zusätzen des deutschen Herausgebers (Chr. F. Ludwig), welche besonders die Krankenhäuser angehen,

      Leipzig Göschen, 1791 - deutsche EA! - Howard (1726 ? - 1790), der berühmte englische Philantrop und Reformator des Gefängniswesens, geriet 1756 in Lissabon in französische Kriegsgefangenschaft. Das Elend, welches er während seiner Einkerkerung zu Gesicht bekam, veranlaßte ihn, nach seiner Freilassung sein Leben der Erleichterung des Lebens der Sträflinge zu widmen. Ausgedehnte Reisen durch Großbritannien und Irland versahen ihn mit dem Material zu seinem Werk über die dortigen Gefängnisse (The state of the prisons in England and Wales, 1777), welches zu einer neuen Gesetzgebung führte. Auf zahlreichen weiteren Reisen durch Europa sammelte er dann das Material für dieses Buch über Gefängnisse und Hospitäler (An account of the principal Lazarettos in Europe., 1789). Er lieferte darin u.a. nicht nur eine Bestandsaufnahme der mißlichen Lage der "armen Irren", sondern half auch, sie überhaupt erst als die Irren selbst sichtbar zu machen, indem er sie von den Insassen der Gefängnisse, Zucht-, Werk- und Armenhäuser differenzierte. Im 4. Abschnitt (Nachricht von den ausländischen Gefängnissen und Spitälern) finden sich u.a ein ausführlicher Bericht über die Einrichtungen in Wien (Gefängnis, Spital und den "neuen Thurm für die Rasenden") sowie Frankfurt (Zuchthaus, Asylum für Rasende). Vgl. auch GARRISON/MORTON 1601; HIRSCH/H. III, 314; CARTER/MUIR 415; NORMAN 1109 Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 432 8°, Ppbd. d.Zt., RSch., alter St. a. Tit., neuerer auf Tit.-Rs., XVI, 616 S., 2 gef. Taf.; vereinzelte Bleistftunterstreichungen, insgesamt tadelloses Exemplar des seltenen Werkes [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        John Howard's Nachrichten von den vorzüglichsten Krankenhäusern und Pesthäusern in Europa. Nebst einigen Beobachtungen über die Pest und fortgesezten Bemerkungen über Gefängnisse und Krankenhäuser. Aus dem Englischen. Mit Zusäzen des deutschen Herausgebers (Chr. F. Ludwig), welche besonders die Krankenhäuser angehen. Mit Kupfern und Tabellen.

      Leipzig: Göschen 1791. - Pappband. d. Zt. m. Rückenschild 8°, XVI, 616 S., mit 5 mehrfach gefalt. Kupfertafeln, 2 mehrf. gefalt. Tabellen., Hirsch/H. III, 314; vgl. Garrison/M. 1601 u. Norman 1109 (engl. Orig.-Ausg. 1789). - Erste seltene deutsche Ausgabe. - Beschrieben werden die verschiedenen 'Pesthäuser' in Europa, Vorschläge zu einem neuen Plan eines 'Pesthauses', Die Tabellen enthalten Vorschläge für Speisepläne in Krankenspitälern. -Vorsatzblatt u. Titelblatt alt gestempelt. Seiten teilw. leicht gebräunt. Einband an Ecken u. Kanten berieben. Ansonsten, auch was die Tafeln anbelangt, in einwanfreiem Zustand. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. 2 Bl., 432 S. Mit gestoch. Porträt des Verfassers von Cl. Kohl. Gr.-8°. Pappbd im Stil d. Z. mit rotem Rückenschild.

      Wien, Joseph Stahel, 1791. - Erste Ausgabe der ersten deutschen (anonymen) Übersetzung der einflussreichen Schrift 'Reflections on the Revolution in France' (1790), die zu heftigen Auseinandersetzungen zwischen den politischen Parteien führte. "Eine der glänzendsten aller polemischen Schriften zur Verteidigung eines bestehenden Regimes und gegen eine befreiende Revolution, hatte in ganz Europa sofort Erfolg" (Carter/Muir). Burkes wirkungsgeschichtlich bedeutendstes Werk erschien bereits im Jahr nach dem Ausbruch der Französischen Revolution. In Form eines Briefes an einen jungen Franzosen verteidigt Burke die britische konstitutionelle Monarchie gegen die Ziele der Jakobiner, in denen er vor allem "die Überbewertung des Zwecks und die Mißachtung der Mittel" (Carter/Muir) verabscheut. Burkes Kritik am revolutionären Geschehen übte großen Einfluss auf die Ideen der preußischen Reformer (Stein) und die konservative Geisteswelt der deutschen Romantik aus. Diese Übersetzung erschien zwei Jahre vor der bekannten Gentz'schen Bearbeitung. "Der Umstand, daß die beiden frühesten deutschen Ausgaben der großen Kampfschrift in Wien erschienen, läßt darauf schließen, daß in der späteren Hochburg der Reaktion eine antirevolutionäre Schrift schon damals auf Beifall rechen konnte. Kaiser Leopold II. hatte Burke im August 1791 von Pillnitz aus durch einen seiner Minister seinen Beifall ausdrücken lassen" (Braune, Burke in Deutschland S. 20). – Unbeschnittenes Exemplar. – Todd 53 ww. Price/Price, Humaniora, 37. PMM 239. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

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

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

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

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        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

      Paris: l'Auteur, 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.'.

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        THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D. COMPREHENDING AN ACCOUNT OF HIS STUDIES AND NUMEROUS WORKS

      London: Printed for Henry Baldwin, 1791.. xii,[16],516;588[i.e.586],[1]pp. Two volumes. Quarto (29 x 23 cm). Portrait in first volume and two engraved plates in second. Full olive brown morocco, raised bands, gilt, t.e.g., others largely untrimmed. Occasional light foxing, and some dusting to a few edges, early small marginal restoration around upper blank forecorners of frontis and first five leaves, a few small nicks and rubs at binding extremities, with two narrow surface scratches to boards, but a very good set. First edition, uncorrected state of I:135:10 ('gve'), with the complement of cancels outlined by Pottle, as usual. In volume two, pages 78, 92, 275 and 352 are in their first, uncorrected states. Uncommon in untrimmed condition: the vertical dimension of this set matches that of the Rothschild set (untrimmed in original boards). One of 1750 copies printed. Frequently remarked upon as one of the triumphs of the art of biography in the English language. With the gilt morocco bookplate in each volume ("Omnia Pro Bono H.M."), identified by some as an uncharacteristic bookplate for Harold Murdock. Laid in is a copy of A. Edward Newton's quarto leaflet reproducing the uncorrected II:302, inscribed (with initials) in 1933 to another collector (a bit ragged at fore-edge and folded). ROTHSCHILD 463. POTTLE 79. GROLIER ENGLISH HUNDRED 65. ESTC T64481.

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        Reisen zur Entdeckung der Quellen des Nils in den Jahren 1768. 1769. 1770. 1771. 1772. und 1773. in fünf Bänden. Ins Teutsche übersetzt von J. J. Volkmann D. und mit einer Vorrede und Anmerkungen versehen von Johann Friedrich Blumenbach.

      Leipzig, in der Weidmannschen Buchhandlung, 1790-1791. - 5 Bände. Ca. 20,5 x 12,5 cm. XXVIII Seiten, 579 Seiten, mit Titelvignette und 10 Kupfertafeln (Tafel 9 ist eine große gefaltete Karte, Tafel 10 besteht aus insgesamt 7 Seiten mit Schriftproben); VIII Seiten, 710 Seiten, mit Titelvignette; VI Seiten, 757 Seiten, mit Titelvignette und 4 Kupfertafeln (Tafel 4 ist eine große gefaltete Karte von den Quellen des Nils); IV Seiten, 734 Seiten, mit Titelvignette und 3 Kupfertafeln; 2 Blätter, 334 Seiten, mit Titelvignette und 35 Kupfertafeln (mit 46 Abbildungen). Erste deutsche Ausgabe des bedeutenden Expeditionsberichtes. Henze I, 376. James Bruce of Kinnaird (1730-1794) beschreibt darin seine Entdeckungsreise zu den Quellen des Blauen Nil und eröffnet damit die neuere Äthiopien-Forschung. Sein ausführlicher Bericht wurde von der zeitgenössischen Kritik zunächst mit Unglauben aufgenommen und erst später durch andere Reiseberichte bestätigt. "Das Werk erschien dann 1790, fand breiteste Aufnahme und wurde sogleich ins Deutsche und Französische übersetzt . Über vielerlei Gegenstände verbreitet sich das Werk: über die Geschichte Äthiopiens von der Frühzeit bis zum Jahr 1769, auf Grund neuer, im Lande gesammelter Dokumente, über ethnographische und Handels-Fragen, über Sitten und Bräuche der Äthiopier, über den Nil und die Nil-Quellen-Frage, über die portugiesischen Berichte, über Tiere und Pflanzen . " (Henze). Band 5 abweichend gebunden (etwas größer im Format) und hinterlegtem Ausschnitt auf dem Titel (wohl ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar), Einbände teils stärker berieben und bestoßen und mit Defekten des Überzugspapiers, Rückenschild des 1. Bandes fehlt, Vorwortseiten des 1. Bandes mit Randbeschädigung am oberen weißen Rand, Tafeln teils etwas fleckig (Text fleckenfrei), Karte im 5. Band fehlt. Pappbände der Zeit mit Kleisterpapierbezug. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D. COMPREHENDING AN ACCOUNT OF HIS STUDIES AND NUMEROUS WORKS

      London: Printed for Henry Baldwin, 1791.. xii,[16],516;588[i.e.586],[1]pp. Two volumes. Quarto (29 x 23 cm). Portrait in first volume and two engraved plates in second. Full olive brown morocco, raised bands, gilt, t.e.g., others largely untrimmed. Occasional light foxing, and some dusting to a few edges, early small marginal restoration around upper blank forecorners of frontis and first five leaves, a few small nicks and rubs at binding extremities, with two narrow surface scratches to boards, but a very good set. First edition, uncorrected state of I:135:10 ('gve'), with the complement of cancels outlined by Pottle, as usual. In volume two, pages 78, 92, 275 and 352 are in their first, uncorrected states. Uncommon in untrimmed condition: the vertical dimension of this set matches that of the Rothschild set (untrimmed in original boards). One of 1750 copies printed. Frequently remarked upon as one of the triumphs of the art of biography in the English language. With the gilt morocco bookplate in each volume ("Omnia Pro Bono H.M."), identified by some as an uncharacteristic bookplate for Harold Murdock. Laid in is a copy of A. Edward Newton's quarto leaflet reproducing the uncorrected II:302, inscribed (with initials) in 1933 to another collector (a bit ragged at fore-edge and folded). ROTHSCHILD 463. POTTLE 79. GROLIER ENGLISH HUNDRED 65. ESTC T64481.

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        AN HISTORY OF THE EARTH, AND ANIMATED NATURE

      AN HISTORY OF THE EARTH, AND ANIMATED NATURE.  Oliver Goldsmith.  Lon:  F. Wingrave, 1791, new edition, 8 volumes. ***  A lovely natural history set identifying and describing various examples of the Earth's fauna from all the inhabited continents, with a few islands thrown in for good measure.  Volume 1 begins with a history of our planet.  The fauna are organized in descending order, starting of course with homo sapiens, then higher and lower mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, insects, fish, and some marine invertebrates.  With 104 copperplate engraved plates scattered through all the volumes.  Volume 8 also serves as the Index volume.  ***  Bound in brown full tree calf, the spines with gilt rule and a red label with gilt framing and lettering.  The cover edges have stamped gilt decoration.  The covers are clean with very light wear, the spines lightly sunned with some slight crackling.  A handsome set in about VG condition with good, square bindings, complete. ***  7 inches tall by 4.5 inches  Oversea orders will require additional shipping due to weight

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        [Hob. XVI:49]. Sonate pour Le Clavecin ou Piano-Forte... Oeuvre 66... f. 1.12.x

      Vienne: Artaria Comp [PN 352]. [August 31, 1791]. Oblong folio. Sewn. 1f. (title), 15, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Watermark: "GFA" and three crescent moons. Accidental (flat) in red crayon to p. 9; fingering in pencil, Continental style, to outer movements (pp. 1-4 and 12). Title quite worn and soiled; spine frayed and reinforced with brown paper tape; small paper repairs to spine and lower edge of final leaf. Slightly soiled; minor staining to margins; small edge tears; corners creased; small hole to final leaf, verso with light vertical ink stain; signature of former owner in pencil to lower right corner of title. . First Edition. Rare. Hoboken, Haydn catalogue I, p. 774. Hoboken, collection catalogue 8, 1153. Not in Hirsch. RISM H and HH 3945 (nine copies, two of them in supplement; none in the U.S.). WorldCat (three copies, none in the U.S.). "It was for one of Haydn's closest friends and admirers, Maria Anna von Genzinger (1750-1793), the wife of Prince Esterházy's physician Dr. Peter von Genzinger, that the E-flat major Sonata Hob. XIV: 49 was conceived." Brown: Joseph Haydn's Keyboard Music Sources and Style, p. 43. "Its brilliant first movement has an unusually long coda and the ABA Adagio is richly expressive, with continual variations of the theme." James Webster and Georg Feder in Grove online "No lack of discussion exists for Hob. XVI: 49... as its first movement has fascinated such commentators as Mersmann, Schenker, and Cone; Abert even considered it Haydn's complete achievement of a Classic idiom. Its three-movement cycle is unified not only by key but also by meter and theme." Brown p. 43.

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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

      London: Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall [imprint varies] [etc.], 1791-95. 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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        Fondatore della Società Reale di Assicurazione Generale e Mutua contro gli Incendi di Torino, fratello del compositore Jacques André - Pierre (Perpignan 1791 - Firenze 1861). Francese di origine, si trasferà in Piemonte con una grande esperienza in campo assicurativo, si deve a lui la prima organizzazione della Società di cui fu fondatore e primo Direttore. La ?½Reale Mutua Assicurazioni??, venne istituita a Torino il 31 dicembre 1828. Nacque dal desiderio del sovrano, Re Carlo Felice, di tutelare i suoi Stati - Savoia, Piemonte, Liguria e Nizza - minacciati di continuo da incendi. Decise cosà di dotare il Paese di una novità: un ente assicurativo, allora ancora quasi ignoto nella penisola italiana. Henry non mirava ad una compagnia ?½anonima??, a base capitalistica; bensà a una ?½Mutua??, una società dove tutti gli assicurati sono soci, dove tutte le loro quote confluiscono in un fondo comune di riserva, dal quale si attingono le risorse per pagare i sinistri. La Società mutò spesso sede, dal primo alloggio preso in affitto nel palazzo Graneri di via Bogino, al modernissimo palazzo di via Corte d'Appello.A. Importante documento manoscritto della Società Reale d'Assicurazione generale e mutuale contro gli incendi, con firma autografa di Giuseppe Giulio Henry. Si tratta del Rapporto del Direttore Generale al Consiglio Generale della Società sulla resa dei conti dell'esercizio per l'anno 1845 come da bella intestazione sul frontespizio. Il Direttore Giuseppe Henry fa un dettagliato resoconto delle entrate e delle uscite della società e conclude con la stima della situazione "approssimativa" per l'anno 1846. Documento datato Torino, 28 dicembre 1846. 9 pp. in 4?? rilegate, in francese. Timbro della Società di Assicurazione contro gli incendi.B. Documento notarile manoscritto datato al 7 dicembre 1855, rogato dal Notaio Zerboglio di Torino. La copertina recita la seguente intestazione: Atto di testimoniali di procura speciale e generale ad hoc passata dal signor Giuseppe fu Francesco Henry in capo del signor notaio Francesco fu altro signor Francesco Bono nativi il primo di Perpignano e l'altro di Castellamonte, ambi residenti in Torino. All'interno dell'atto si legge "Giuseppe Henry fondatore e direttore della Regia Società d'Assicurazione mutua contro gli incendi desidera liquidare e realizzare amichevolmente se sia possibile ed in caso contrario anche giudizialmente qualche suo interesse in dipendenza di somme avanzate a suo fratello Giacomo Henry D'Arcis nato a Perpignano in Francia ora dimorante a Firenze e di altre pagate a suo scarico come da conto corrente, obbligazioni e memorie relative, né potendo a ciò accudirvi personalmente in virtù del presente atto nomina e costituisce in suo procuratore speciale e generale il qui accettante signor notaio Francesco Bono". 4 pp. in 4??. Unite cinque lettere autografe firmate (Torino, 1856 - 58) del Notaio Francesco Bono indirizzate a Henry D'Arcis concernenti la scrittura notarile precedente. Accluse anche due ricevute autografe firmate datate 1853 e 1856.C. Insieme di dieci lettere autografe firmate indirizzate al fratello, Jacques André - Pierre, stimato ed apprezzato compositore che visse e lavorò in Italia, inviate da Torino tra il 1844 ed il 1855. I due si scambiano informazioni di carattere personale ma anche finanziario; è infatti probabile che Giulio, viste le doti di abile assicuratore, si occupasse dell'amministrazione economica dei beni del fratello. Tre lettere sono su carta int. del "Direttore Generale della Società Reale di Assicurazione contro gli Incendi". Unito annuncio a stampa della scomparsa della sorella Maria Teresa Angelica, ecclesiastica morta a Moncalieri il 2 ottobre 1853 all'età di 46 anni. Indirizzato al fratello.

      

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        An Historical Report on Ramsgate Harbour

      London: The Second Edition 1791. London 1791. Hard back binding in half maroon leather with new end papers being replaced some time ago, russet pebble cloth covers gilt title and author lettering to the upper panel. 8vo. 9'' x 6''. Contains [viii] 86 printed pages of text with two 9'' x 13'' fold-out maps, the first being a Map of the Downs which shows Ramsgate in relation to the South and North Foreland's, the second fold-out map dated 1790 is a Plan of Ramsgate Harbour and the Principal Works thereof. Smeaton was born in England of Scottish ancestry. He began writing papers on instrument making and by 1753 was elected to the Royal Society. In 1755 he was selected to design a new lighthouse for the Eddystone Rocks, it included stone blocks with interlocking dovetails. He also developed a cement made of limestone and clay that could be set under water. Smeaton next went to work on water mills, his experiments led to a major paper written in 1759. He went on to build 43 mills, the most significant being the mill at the Carron Company Ironworks in 1769. He also invented a tidal pump at London Bridge for the supply of water to subscribers in 1767. Smeaton also made improvements to Edmund Halley's diving bell by adding an air pump to it, and it was this invention that was first used in the construction of Ramsgate Harbour in 1774. He died in 1792 at Austhorpe, Leeds, the place of his birth. His influence changed thinking of many of his peers to such a degree that the Institute of Civil Engineers, founded in 1771 and of which Smeaton was a founding member, was renamed the Smeatonian Society. Rubbing to the corners of the boards, the front hinge is exposed internally, however, the binding is firm and secure, some interesting pencil notes, along with some underlining, have been made to the margins. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        JUZGADOS MILITARES DE ESPAÑA Y SUS INDIAS

      - Juzgados militares de España y sus Indias.- Madrid, Imprenta de la viuda de D. Joaquin Ibarra, 1791-1798; 6 tomos en 8º mayor pasta época, 1º, anteportada- portada, LXXXVIII-480 pp. 2º, XII- 688 pp. 3º, XXVII- 394 pp. 4º, XXX-530 pp. 5º, Apendice a los quatro tomos de los Juzgados militares de España y sus Indias, XII- 1 h. 416 pp. 6º, Indice general alfabético de los quatro tomos y del primero de apendice de la obra de los juzgados militares de España y sus Indias, arreglado para la primera y segunda edición, 2 hh 427 pp. Todos los tomos con nombre de anterior propietario estampado en portada, gran exlibris en guarda. Palau: 57247

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        AMI DU PEUPLE OU LE PUBLICISTE PARISIEN (L') N° 493 DU 18 06 1791

      1791 - JOURNAL POLITIQUE ET IMPARTIAL PAR MARAT - Genre : Revue [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        An historical disquisition concerning the knowledge which the ancients had of India; and the progress of trade with that country prior to the discovery of the passage to it by the Cape of Good Hope. With an appendix, containing observations on the civil policy - the laws and judicial proceedings - the arts - the sciences - and religious institutions, of the Indians.

      London, A. Strahan & T. Cadell, Edinburgh, E. Balfour, 1791.4to. Contemporary calf (part of one hinge splitting but firmly holding).). With 2 large folding maps. XII,364,(12) pp.First edition; with the bookplate of the Bellingham Castle Library and the armorial bookplate of William Bellingham Bart. - William Robertson (1721-1793), the leading Scottish historian of his day, brought out this history of ancient India. He concludes with a wise hope that this account of 'the early and high civilization of India, and the wonderful progress of its inhabitants in elegant arts and useful science, may have some influence upon the behavior of Europeans towards that people' (DNB XVI, p.1314). Also dealing with the discovery of the sea route to India via the Cape of Good Hope. - A good clean copy with wide margins.SAB IV, p.57.

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        SUPPLEMENT TO THE QUEBEC GAZETTE. Num. 1331

      Quebec: Samuel Nielson, Feb. 3, 1791.. [with:] SUPPLEMENT...Num. 1333. [with:] SUPPLEMENT... Num. 1334. [with:] SUPPLEMENT...Num. 1335. Folio. Printed in double-column format in parallel English and French. Slightly ragged on left margin, else very good. This extraordinary series of supplements to the QUEBEC GAZETTE demonstrates the extent to which feeling for the French Revolution had permeated the French population of Canada, and the degree to which the British government was prepared to tolerate the expression of such Revolutionary sentiments. Most of the text of each issue (all of the first two and part of the third and fourth) is devoted to a long "Scheme of a Constitution," extracted from a late French publication entitled "Les Actes des Apotres." While recognizing monarchy as the necessary executive branch, the text calls for a balance of power between the courts, legislatures, and executive. A surprising and interesting series to find published in Canada at this time, in the same year that the Constitutional Act granted the first representative government to Canada. Not listed separately by Tremaine, nor are supplements recorded in the appendix devoted to the ...GAZETTE; however, she notes two runs which include "almost all" of the supplements.

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        LE SENS-COMMUN OUVRAGE ADDRESSE AUX AMERICAINS

      Paris. 1791.. iv,113pp. Contemporary blue wrappers. Some light chipping and staining to wrappers. Scattered foxing. Very good. The first Paris edition of COMMON SENSE..., translated into French by Antoine G. Griffet de Labaume. The earliest publication of COMMON SENSE... on the Continent, at least in separate form, was an anonymous French translation published at Rotterdam in 1777; this is the next edition in French, and the first published in France. The work was written by Paine in response to the Battle of Lexington in 1775, calling not merely for a revolt against taxation, but demanding independence. Its message was no doubt as inspiring to the revolutionaries of France as it had been in America. GIMBEL CS-64. SABIN 58217. HOWES P17.

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        Die Regierung Kaiser Josephs des Zweiten. Ein Lesebuch für Jedermann. Mit des Monarchen Portrait.

      Sommer, Leipzig 1791 - 408 Seiten mit einem Porträtfrontispiz in Kupfer " Joseph der Zweite, Kaiser der Deutschen " sowie 3 n.n. Blätter ( Pränumeranten-Verzeichnis, Inhaltsverzeichnis ), späterer Pappband, 8°. Inhalt u.a.: Abriß und kurzgefasste Geschichte des Hauses Österreich und Lothringen / Josephs des Zweiten Geburt und Erziehung / Vermählung und Annahme der römisch deutschen Königs- und Kaiserkrone / Kaiser Franzens I. Tod, Mitregentschaft Josephs / Reisen nach Ungarn, Italien, Schlesien, Böhmen, Frankreich, Rußland, Niederlande / Der Baierische Erbfolgekrieg / Tod Maria Theresia / Joseph tritt die Alleinregierung an / Joseph klärt seine Nation auf und gibt dem Geiste derselben Schwingen / Joseph sucht seine Staaten durch Erhebung des Handels, der Industrie und durch vergrößerte Bevölkerung noch mehr innere Stärke zu geben /.hebt die Klöster auf /. hebt die Leibeigenschaft auf /.gewährt den Juden Menschenrechte /.Toleranzedikte / Tauschprojekte und Fürstenbund / Reise nach der Krim / Feldzüge gegen die Türken / Gewaltsame Empörung in den Niederlanden / Josephs II. Krankheit / Abschied von der Armee / seine Regierungsart / sein Temperament, Gemütsart und Leidenschaft / Tod der Erzherzogin Elisabeth / Testament / Politische Lage des österreichischen Staats bei Josephs II. Ableben / Joseph II. als Mensch und Menschenfreund. Einband berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen. Innen Tintenfleck auf Vorderdeckel innen, durchgehend etwas stock- oder braunfleckig ( wenige Seiten auch stärker ), einige Seiten mit kleinen Randläsionen, insgesamt recht gut erhalten. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 300 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reflections on the revolution in France, and on the proceedings in certain societies in London relative to that event, in a letter intended to have been sent to a gentleman in Paris. The eighth edition.

      printed by William Porter, for J. Sheppard [et al.], Dublin 1791 - 8vo, pp. iv, 356; full contemporary calf, red morocco label; nice copy. "Though designated 'eighth edition' both this and the earlier Dublin issues are of 356 pages, and thus of a version deriving ultimately from some printing (a-e) before the third London edition" (Todd). See Printing and the Mind of Man, 239; Rothschild 522; Todd 53dd.

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        "Reflections on the revolution in France, and on the proceedings in certain societies in London relative to that event, in a letter intended to have been sent to a gentleman in Paris The eighth edition "

      Dublin: "printed by William Porter, for J. Sheppard [et al.]". 1791. "8vo, pp. iv, 356; full contemporary calf, red morocco label; nice copy. ""Though designated 'eighth edition' both this and the earlier Dublin issues are of 356 pages, and thus of a version deriving ultimately from some printing (a-e) before the third London edition"" (Todd). See Printing and the Mind of Man, 239; Rothschild 522; Todd 53dd."

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        "Reflections on the revolution in France, and on the proceedings in certain societies in London relative to that event, in a letter intended to have been sent to a gentleman in Paris. The eighth edition."

      Dublin: "printed by William Porter, for J. Sheppard [et al.]". 1791. "8vo, pp. iv, 356; full contemporary calf, red morocco label; nice copy. ""Though designated 'eighth edition' both this and the earlier Dublin issues are of 356 pages, and thus of a version deriving ultimately from some printing (a-e) before the third London edition"" (Todd). See Printing and the Mind of Man, 239; Rothschild 522; Todd 53dd."

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        Sammelband Französische Revolution. Enthält:

      1.) (Buri, Ernst Carl von:) Marie Antonie von Oesterreich. Königinn in Frankreich. 2.) Buri, Ernst Carl von: Die Stimme des Volkes. Oder Die Zerstörung der Bastille. 3.) Getreues Namensverzeichniß der in Mainz sich befindenden 454 Klubbisten mit Bemerkung derselben Charakter. 4.) Getreues Namensverzeichnis der in Mainz sich befindenden 454 Klubbisten mit Bemerkung derselben Charakter. 5.) Conrads, P.: Getreues Bild der Neufränkischen Philosophie samt ihren Folgen. 6.) (Heuberger, Johann Wilhelm): Marie Antoinette im Elysium. 7.) (Komploier, Albert): Der französische Freyheitsbaum, in einer Rede über das Evangelium vom Senfkörnlein ... in Botzen vorgetragen. 8.) Schauervolle Verurtheilung und Hinrichtung samt Testament Ludwigs XVI. König von Frankreich. 9.) Der Tod Ludwigs des XVI. Königs in Frankreich, und dessen letzter Wille. 10.) Trauervers auf die Enthauptung Ludewichs des Sechszehnten Königs der Franzosen. 11.) Koburgischer Ehren- und Siegesschall aus Braband. 12.) Leben, Prozeß, Leiden und Tod Ludwig XVI. König von Frankreich. 13.) Reichwein, Johann Adam: Die gedruckte Unschuld oder Der entlarvte Jakobiner in Klageliedern auf Ludwig XVI. ... 14.) Verhör über die gemordete Königinn vor dem Revolutionsgerichte. 15.) Sammlung verschiedener bei Gelegenheit des Königsmords Ludwigs XVI. herausgekommenen Blätter. Neuwied u.a. 1791-94.. Kl.-8°. Hld. d. Zt. m. Rückenschild u. Rvg. Einband beschabt. Kaiptale etwas beschädigt. Rücken oben m. kl. Fehlstelle. Ecken bestoßen. Rotschnitt. Vorsatz fleckig. Notiz a. V. Exlibris. Papier leicht gebräunt u. teils etwas fleckig. Zu 1: Neuwied, Gehra 1794. Frontispiz, 180 S., 2 Bl. VD 18, 1168609X. Zu 2: Neuwied, Gehra 1791. 174 S. Nicht im VD 18. Ähnlicher Titel "Buri: Die Bastille" VD 18, 11694793. Zu 3: (Frankfurt), im May 1793. 16 S. Vgl. VD 18, 14395347 Zu 4: (Frankfurt), Heumonat 1793. 16 S. Vgl. VD 18, 14395347. Zu 5: Aachen, Wieger 1793. 56 S. Nicht im VD 18. Zu 6: O.O. 1793. 8 Bll. Nicht im VD 18. Zu 7: Augsburg, März 1793. 32 S. Nicht im VD 18. Zu 8: O.O. 1793. 8 Bll. Nicht im VD 18. Zu 9: Frankfurt 1793. 4 Bll. VD 18, 14822725-008 Zu 10: O.O. 2 Bll. Nicht im VD 18. Zu 11: O.O. 1793. 4 Bll. Nicht im VD 18. Zu 12: Köln, Evergerts (1793). Frontispiz, 142 S. Nicht im VD 18. Zu 13: Frankfurt 1793. 46 S. Nicht im VD 18. Zu 14: O.O. u. o.J. 36 S. Nicht im VD 18. Zu 15: O.O. 1793. 4 Bll. Nicht im VD 18..

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        Oekonomisches Handbuch für Frauenzimmer. Erster Band, (erste Abt.): Neues Kochbuch, oder geprüfte Anweisung zur schmackhaften Zubereitung der Speisen, des Backwerks, der Confekturen, des Gefrorenen und Eingemachten. Ersten Bandes, welcher ein Kochbuch enthält, zweite Abteilung.

      Stuttgart Johann Christoph Betulius und Stuttgart Steinkopf 1809 1791 - Neue durchaus verbess. u. verm. Aufl. 2 Bände. Kl. 8°. 4 nn. Bl., 608 S., 13 nn. Bl.; 4 nn. Bl.- 628 (recte 616) S. Dekorative geflämmte Lederbände des späten 19 Jh. im Stil d. Zt. mit je 2 RSchildern u. RVergoldung. ERSTAUSGABE: (Bd. I, 1. Tl.) u. zweiter Druck der 2. Ausgabe (Bd. 1, 2. Tl.) - Weiss 2348 u. 2349 (Bd. I, 2. Tl) - Der "Anhang oder zweyte Theil" erschien nicht parallel zum 1. Teil sondern ab 1804 selbstständig mit eigener Auflagenbezeichnung, beide Abteilungen bilden das vollständige "Oekonomische Handbuch". - "Das Werk ist trotz der vielfach verwendeten französischen Bezeichnungen ein Kochbuch der schäbischen Küche" (Weiss) und markiert zugleich den Übergang in die von weiblichen Verfassern bestimmte Kochbuchwelt des 19. Jahrhunderts. -Mitgebunden 6 Blatt mit handschriftlichen Rezepte von alter Hand. - Bd. 2 anfangs an der unteren Ecke etw. gestaucht, vereinzelt minimal braunfleckig, sporadisch schwach feuchtrandig, gestoch. Exlibris. - Äusserst dekoratives Exemplar mit der seltenen Erstausgabe des ersten Bandes. Deutsch; 0,845 gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Inn Yard on Fire

      London: T. Malton, 1791. - "Who'er has travell'd life's dull round,Through all its various paths hath been,Must oft have wondered to have foundHis warmest welcome at an inn!"ROWLANDSON, Thomas. MALTON, James. Inn Yard on Fire. Drawn & Etchd. by T. Rowlandson. Aquatinta by T. Malton. [London, 1791]. A Magnificent hand-colored aquatint (image size 20 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches; 397 x 518 mm.).Etched by Rowlandson, aquatinted by Malton. Matted, framed and glazed.(Frame size: 29 1/2 x 24 3/4 inches; 747 x 630 mm.)."The ardent house-warming prepared for the passengers at the Inn Yard on Fire barely justifies the rapture of the rhymer. From the notice-board we find the Dover, Deal, Margate and Canterbury Coaches are advertised to set out from the caravansary in question. The strangers are rudely disturbed, while the flames are lapping the old building and serpentining their way round the inflammable wooden balconies, as the suddenly awakened inmates take to flight with such solitary articles as come first to hand. The entire population of the building has fled into the coach yard - men and women in various (and amusing) states of dress and undress abound - wild horses - piglets and their mama sow stampede - fire roars from the windows at upper left. A sufferer from gout is being conveyed in a wheel barrow out of the imminent danger of being roasted alive an antiquated husband is holding a ladder for the escape of his pretty wife; the curmudgeon is furious that the personal attractions of his better half should be thus displayed to the less privileged males around, who are assisting her delicate descent. The dangers of the fire are increased by the reckless impulse characteristic of similar casualties, in which blazing objects are hurled out of the window, spreading the flames to places which have hitherto escaped ignition. Mirrors and tablets, sheets and other objects, are sent flying from the upper galleries on to the heads of the scared travellers below " (Joseph Grego, Rowlandson the Caricaturist). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations In Three Volumes

      London: Printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell, in the Strand, 1791. Sixth edition. Leather bound. 499; 518; 465pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] Original brown mottled leather boards. Rebacked in brown calf, with blind tooling, gilt stamping, and red gilt stamped leather spine labels. The fore and bottom edges of the text block have the publisher's yellow stain. With 16 pages of publisher's advertisements at the rear of volume III. Very good condition. The extremities are mildly rubbed and bumped, and the underlying boards are exposed at the corners of the covers. The front pastedowns have a previous owner's bookplate. Adam Smith, the prominent economist and philosopher of the Scottish Enlightenment, first published his magnum opus ('The Wealth of Nations') in 1776. Today, the work is still considered a fundamental and classic work of economics.

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        The Botanic Garden. A Poem, in Two Parts. Part I. Containing the Economy of Vegetation. Part II. The Loves of the Plants. With Philosophical Notes.

      London: Printed for J. Johnson 1791 - Two volumes, volume I first edition, volume II third edition, 4to, xii, 212, (1), 212-214, 126, (ii); (iv), ix, (i), 197, (1) pp, directions to the binder slip bound in at the end of volume I. Frontispieces and 18 plates. Some minor spotting, but a clean copy with the preliminaries and some other gatherings having been washed. Modern half green morocco, red labels, one mark to the upper cover of volume II, otherwise very good. A famous work by Charles Darwin's grandfather covering a wide range of scientific subjects and including lengthy appendices and notes on meteors, primary colours, frost, electricity, iron, coal, granite and winds amongst others. Five of the plates in the first part are engraved by William Blake. Bentley 450 A-B.

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        Gius. Niccola Nasini Pittore (Giuseppe Nicola Nasini). nato in Castel del Piano, terra della Toscana nel 1660., morto nel 1736.: Portrait, engraved by Lasinio after the original painting in the Uffizi. Number 191

      Florence: Niccolo Pagni and Guideppe Bardi, 1791. Color line engraving with contemporary hand coloring, engraved caption, original mounting on blue paper. 1 vols. Image 10-3/4 x 6-1/2 inches, framed. Rare 18th Century Color Engraving of Artist by Carlo Lasinio Carlo Lasinio (1759-1838), was one of the earliest Italian color-printers; his series of famous self-portraits of artists is a notable achievement, and images are very rare; only one copy of his book has survived (in the National Gallery, Washington, DC) and this is incomplete.A SPLENDID AND HISTORIC PORTRAIT.

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        Grundriss der Kayserl. Freien Reichs und Handelsstadt nebst dem auf Königl. Dänischen Gebiet daran liegenden Altona. Einen hochpreislichen Senat gehorsamst zugeeignet von F.A. von Lawrence, Lieutenant. ( Kupferstich durch Johann Friedrich Ludwig Maier )

      1791 - ( Erscheinungsjahr ermittelt nach Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog ) Der ursprünjglich vielfach gefaltete Kupferstich ist in 32 Segmenten auf Leinwand aufgezogen. Bildgröße: 62 x 95,5 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), unter Passepartout und Glas gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 86 x 117 cm ). Mit schöner Kartusche, Meilenzeiger ( Masseinheit hier *Hamburger Fuss* ) und Windrose. Der Plan zeigt auch den Festungsgürtel Hamburgs mit dem Schanzwerk, insbesondere dem der Sternschanze; sowie die Vorstädte Hamburgs zur damaligen Zeit mit dem Hafen und Teilen des Alten Landes nebst der Vier- und Marschlande. Der sehr detalreiche Kupferstich mit vielen topographischen Angaben. Maßstab ist ca. 1: 5700. ) Gestochen von Thomas Albrecht Pingeling laut KVK ). Der Kupferstich an den Rändern der einzelnen Segmente teils geringfügig beschädigt, insgesamt aber von guter, dekorativer Erhaltung. ( Bitte beachten: Hier aufgrund der Größe und Bruchgefahr kein Versand, hier nur Selbstabholung. - Standort RST ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter Signed, one page folio, Windsor, June 29, 1791

      - Ellsworth writes to William Patterson, Governor of New Jersey. In part, "You will have the goodness to excuse my troubling you a moment in behalf of an Ensign Brissel of my vicinity who has served in the Reg't. & has an arrear of pay due to him. He has been once to Philadelphia to receive it & was there informed that it had been paid to a May Heart. Mrs. Heart is now in Connecticut & informs that the money is in the hands of Capt. Beaty at New Brunswick & has drawn an order on him as you will see to pay it. I pray you to let one of your clerks call on Capt. Beaty with the order & if the money is paid upon it to transmit the money to me or keep it till I can draw for it." Written and signed in his large hand "Oliver Ellsworth." Tape repairs across two horizontal margin folds, slight edge tears, Ellsworth's most significant contribution is considered to have been accomplished while serving in the United States Senate, representing Connecticut, by drafting the Judiciary Act of 1789. The court system established then has continued to the present with little change. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Royal Kalendar; or Complete and Correct Annual Register for England, Scotland, Ireland, and America, for the Year 1791 ? [second title:] Rider's British Merlin for ? 1791

      London: J. Debrett, 1791. iv, [ii], 281, [1] pp. 8vo. Contemporary red morocco, richly gilt in emblematic Rococco style, a.e.g., metal clasps, lacking connecting pieces. Fine Emblematic Rococco Binding

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        Gius. Niccola Nasini Pittore (Giuseppe Nicola Nasini). nato in Castel del Piano, terra della Toscana nel 1660., morto nel 1736.: Portrait, engraved by Lasinio after the original painting in the Uffizi. Number 191

      Florence: Niccolo Pagni and Guideppe Bardi, 1791-96 - Carlo Lasinio (1759-1838), was one of the earliest Italian color-printers; his series of famous self-portraits of artists is a notable achievement, and images are very rare; only one copy of his book has survived (in the National Gallery, Washington, DC) and this is incomplete. A SPLENDID AND HISTORIC PORTRAIT Image 10-3/4 x 6-1/2 inches, framed. Color line engraving with contemporary hand coloring, engraved caption, original mounting on blue paper. . Burch, Colour Printing and Colour Printers, pp. 64-65; Hind, Engraving, p. 310

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        The Book of Common Prayer ? with the Psalter or Psalms of David

      Paris: Printed by P.Didot, Sen. and sold by W. Edwards and Sons, Halifax, 1791. 12mo. Contemporary Etruscan calf by Edwards of Halifax, a.e.g, with contemporary fore-edge painting under gilt of river scene with church and buildings in background, in original green morocco concertina slipcase. Recased, with near invisible repairs to joints. Contemporary gift inscription, "Anne Bowler. The gift of her dear sister, Lady Armytage, 1794." In custom black cloth clamshell box. 12mo.

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL D ?in Two Volumes

      London: Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1791. First edition, second state of S4r with corrected spelling of "give"; all cancels and misprints as per Pottle. Engraved portrait after Joshua Reynolds, 2 other engraved plates. 2 vols. 4to. Contemporary tree calf, rebacked, original backstrips preserved, spine gilt with contrasting labels. Cloth slipcase. First edition, second state of S4r with corrected spelling of "give"; all cancels and misprints as per Pottle. Engraved portrait after Joshua Reynolds, 2 other engraved plates. 2 vols. 4to. Fine Copy of the Life. Beautiful copy of the first edition of the most famous and enduring biography in the English language.

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