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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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        L' ART DU BARBIER, ET LA MANIERE DE SE RASER soi-même, et de connoitre les instruments. Suivi d'une nouveau Traité sur la Saignée. Avec figures.

      Société typographique,, Berne, 1791 - Volume in 8°, brossura rigida in mezza tela (recente), titolo manoscritto al tassello al dorso, sguardie, frontespizio, (2), 154, (2) pp., 2 grandi tavole da incisione su rame, ripiegate f.t., che rappresentano vari tipi di lame, rasoi (di fabbricazione dell'autore) ed il corretto modo di maneggiarli. Raro esemplare di questa particolare opera, stampata a Berna con una variante del titolo originale ("La Pogonotomie." Parigi, Dufour, 1769). L'autore, figlio di un mastro coltellaio, studia anatomia e chirurgia e si specializza in strumenti chirurgici. E' inventore di un caratteristico rasoio, detto a "rabot" ed anche di vari tipi di lama e di strumenti chirurgici (famoso un peculiare sezionatore di cornea per operazioni alla cataratta), meritandosi particolari elogi dell'Accademia delle Scienze. Un opera davvero singolare e curiosa, tutta dedicata alla raffinata arte del barbiere, gli argomenti trattati descrivono accuratamente sia le differenti tecniche che i diversi materiali usati per radere, indicandone proprietà, metodi di affilatura e conservazione, natura del pelo, vantaggi dell'insaponatura, procedimento di rasatura; in ultimo, il breve "trattato sul sanguinamento" racchiuso in un capitolo. Di eccezionale rarità, l'opera, facente parte della ex "collezione De Angelis", di cui riporta alla prima ed ultima pagina il caratteristico marchio, si presenta in ottimo stato di conservazione, stampata su bella carta bianca e croccante, ancora in barbe e completa delle due belle tavole incise.

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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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        REMARQUES SUR SAINT AUGUSTIN DANS SON COMMENTAIRE OU EXPOSITION SUR L&#8217 EVANGILE DE SAINT JEAN&#8230

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

      London, Printed for R. Blamire, Strand. 1791 - First Edition 1791, engraved title, 2 terracotta aquatint pates, one double-page, of 'A Peacock Feast', little spotting to preliminaries, contemporary morocco-backed boards, rubbed and marked, ends of spine worn, internaly clean. [Bitting p. 485; Vicaire 873; Simon BG 1607], Folio, (31 cms) R. Blamire , 1791.[3] ii-ix; 137pp; [1] plus 2 plates [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ENCYCLOPEDIA METODICA ARTES ACADEMICOS TRADUCIDOS DEL FRANCES AL CASTELLANO

      - 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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        African Hospitality

      J. R. Smith, London 1791 - Mezzotint. Sheet size: 9 1/4 x 26 1/4". Inventory#: p303pmat.

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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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        Sichere, und mit drei-jährigem Gebrauch verbesserte Ersparnuß beiläufig der Hälfte des sonst benöthigten Holzes, wie auch der sonst gewöhnlichen Zeit, bei Bräupfannen, Brandwein- und Eßig-Häfen a.; Bad- und Wasch-Keßelen. a. Wo nämlich der Eßig gesotten wird, Aymer weiß.

      Ottobeuren Karl Joseph Wankenmiller 1791 - 16 S. Mit 5 gefalteten Kupfertafeln von Jos. Mösmer. 4° (19,5 x 15,5 cm). Buntpapierumschlag der Zeit. Sehr seltene Schrift des bedeutenden Ottobeurer Benediktiners. - Schiegg (1752-1810) ist vor allem bekannt wegen seiner frühen Versuche mit Heißluftballons in Ottobeuren (1784, erster Ballonstart in Deutschland). Als hervorragender Astronom und Mathematiker machte er sich um die Vermessung des Ottobeurer Gebiets verdient, lehrte zeitweise als Professor in Salzburg und wurde nach der Aufhebung des Klosters nach München berufen. 1805 beauftragte ihn Max Joseph mit der Vermessung der bayerischen Provinzen in Franken. Lindner betont seinen Einfluß auf Joseph von Utzschneider und dessen mit Reichenbach und Liebherr 1804 gegründete mathematisch-mechanische Institut. Die in der vorliegenden Schrift vertretene Methode wurde in den Brauereien zu Trauchburg und Zeil tatsächlich mit großem Erfolg angewandt (freundliche Mitteilung von P. Ulrich Faust nach einem im Ottobeurer Exemplar beigebundenen Schreiben des Truchsessen zu Zeil); auch in seiner Salzburger Zeit bewirkte Schiegg "bedeutende Holzersparnisse" in den erzbischöflichen Salzsudwerken. - Mit einigen schwachen Wasserrändern, stellenweise etwas angestaubt. Der Umschlag am Rücken neu angesetzt und mit kleineren Randschäden. Insgesamt aber gutes Exemplar. *Gradmann 188, 7 (unter Honorat Göhl). Lindner, Album Ottoburanum, II, 49, 4. Schöllhorn 52, 260. 90 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Nouvelles recherches sur la fièvre puerpérale

      Méquignon aîné, Paris 1791 - In-12. [164 x 92 mm] Collation : XVII, 356 pp. Basane marbrée, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.). DESCRIPTION Première édition. François Doublet, "médecin de la Faculté de Paris et de la Société Royale de médecine" exerçait à l'hôpital de Vaugirard. Une partie de ce travail a été publié dans l' "Histoire de la Société royale de médecine". Coiffe inférieure rognée. Bon exemplaire.

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        ELEMENTS OF MILITARY ARRANGEMENT, and of the DISCIPLINE OF WAR; Adapted to the Practise of the BRITISH INFANTRY

      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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        CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES.RESOLVED BY THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN CONGRESS ASSEMBLED, THAT ANDREW BROWN, OR ANY OTHER PRINTER.[text begins].

      [Philadelphia. ]. 1791 - Small folio broadside. Dbd. Contemporary numerical inscription in upper outer corner. Closed tear, measuring approximately 1 1/4 inches, in inner margin, not affecting text; light staining at edges; else very good. Rare official printing of a law passed by the third session of the First Congress, providing "that Andrew Brown, or any other printer, be permitted, under the direction of the Secretary of State, to collate with, and correct by the original rolls, the laws, resolutions, and treaties of the United States, to be by him printed." Andrew Brown (1744-1797) was an Irish-born American printer based in Philadelphia in the 1780s and 1790s. He originally arrived in America in 1773 as a soldier in British Army. At the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, he left the British and joined the American cause, fighting at Lexington and Bunker Hill. After the war, Brown opened a girls' school in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and later in Philadelphia. In 1788 he took over the publication of the FEDERAL GAZETTE, which he renamed the PHILADELPHIA GAZETTE in 1793. In January 1797 a massive fire broke out in the GAZETTE offices, above which Brown lived with his family. Despite Brown's efforts to save them, his wife and three children perished, and although Brown himself was rescued by a black servant, he died from his injuries within a month. The contract authorized by the present law resulted in Brown's important 1791 printing of THE LAWS OF CONGRESS., which included laws of all three sessions of the First Congress, together with the U.S. Constitution, American treaties, the Declaration of Independence, and various congressional acts passed under the Articles of Confederation. A rare document, with NAIP and OCLC together locating four copies, at the American Antiquarian Society, University of Delaware, New York Public Library, and Library of Congress. EVANS 23878. NAIP w010527. "Andrew Brown" on website of New England Historic Genealogical Society.

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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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        LES VITRES CASSEES, OU COLLECTION DES LETTRES BOUGREMENT PATRIOTIQUES DU VENERABLE PERE DUCHÊNE, DEPUTE DES ETATS-GENERAUX

      Chez Bidault, Paris - Chez Berry, Lyon 1791 - RO40203162: Env. 300 pages (plusieurs paginations). Pièce de titre rouge sur le dos. Plats fortement abîmés et presque intièrement manquants. Pages de garde, de titre et 10 premiers feuillets abîmés, avec manques sur les bords n'altérant pas la lecture. 6e édition. Imprimé à trois éditions en 1789, et réimprimé trois fois par ordre de la Nation en 1791, deux ans après la conquête de la Liberté. In-12 Relié demi-cuir. A restaurer. Plats abîmés. Manque en coiffe de tête. Mouillures Classification Dewey : 94.3-Livres anciens XVIII ème [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Neuer Raupenkalender oder Beschreibung aller bis jetzt bekannten europäischen Raupen nebst ihrer Verwandlung, wie folche alle Monate erscheinen. Nach Anleitung des Mader- und Kleemannischen Raupenkalenders mit neuen Beobachtungen herausgegeben.

      . Nürnberg, Kaspischen Buchhandlung, 1791. vi, 799 pp., one folded table, one folded engraved plate. 19th century half cloth over marbled boards. Spine with gilt title.* Edited by Christian Schwarz. The fine plate shows equipment for catching and preserving butterfly specimens. Included is a large folded table with the butterfly systematics folowing Linnaeus. Small chip to paper cover on front board, otherwise a very good unmarked copy. Rare. Horn-Schenkling, 19906..

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        A Narrative of the Building and a Description of the Construction of the Edystone Lighthouse

      1791 1791 - With Stone: To which is subjoined, An Appendix, giving some Account of the Lighthouse on the Spurn Point, built upon a Sand. London: Printed for the Author, by H. Hughs 1791. With titleengraving and 23 copperengravings. Fol. XVI + 198 pp. Bound, in old style, with all edges gilt in nice new full red morocco richly gilt on spine and boards. Printed on thick paper. * The very rare 1st edition only printed in a small edition for Smeaton by H. Hughs. Smeaton s experiments to discover a suitable cement was a turning-point in the history of building materials. The lighthouse which showed a light for 123 years, was eventually replaced by James N. Douglass in 1882 on Plymouth Hoe. British Archit. Library, Early Printed Books IV. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Catalogus van een fraaije verzameling schilderyen. Door vermaarde Nederlandsche meesters. Benevens een ongemeene uitmuntende capitaale collectie gecouleurde en ongecouleurde teekeningen, extra capitaale prent-konst, bestaande in gegraveerde en zwarte konst-prenten, en in de manier als teekeningen, waar onder de fraaiste en zeldzaamste in beide voorkomende, gevonden worden en veele proefdrukken, alles zindelyk geconditioneerd. Heerlyke gebonden en losse prentwerken. En een keurige en welgeconditioneerde verzameling boeken. Nagelaaten door wylen den konstbeminnaar den heere Jan van Dyk. Alle het welke verkogt zal worden door de makelaars Philippus van der Schley, Cornelis Ploos v. Amstel Jacob Cornelisz, Bernardus de Bosch jer., Bruno Tideman

      1791 - Amsterdam, by A. van der Kroe, (1791). 8:o. (8),188 pp. & 1 engraved plate. Sewn as issued. Wrappers soiled. Spine partly defective. Uncut copy printed on thick paper. First two leaves soiled. Inscribed on front wrapper. Jan van Dyk (ca 1690-1769) was an art expert but most of all an art restorer. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        De' diritti dell'uomo. Libri VI.

      - In Assisi, 1791, in-4, mezza pelle coeva ed angoli, fregi e scritte oro sul dorso, margini spruzzati rossi. Qualche forellino di tarlo al dorso. Fresco esemplare. Prima edizione. Bel ritratto inciso dal Bombelli in antiporta. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Criticisms on the Rolliad [with] Probationary Odes for the Laureatship [with] Political Miscellanies by the authors of the Rolliad and Probationary Odes (Four Works in One Volume, 1790-1791)

      James Ridgway, London 1791 - Four works in one volume: 1. Criticisms on the Rolliad. Part the First (Ninth edition, 1791); 2. Criticisms on the Rolliad. Part the Second (Fourth edition, 1790); 3. Probationary Odes for the Laureatship: with a Preliminary Discourse, by Sir John Hawkins, Knt. (Ninth edition, 1791); 4. Political Miscellanies by the authors of the Rolliad and Probationary Odes (First edition, 1790). Octavo. Engraved frontispiece plate and title vignette. Contemporary full tree calf with morocco spine label: "Rolliad Compleat." Rubbing to the spine and joints, else near fine. A scarce complete set of this pioneering collection of satires on the administration of William Pitt the Younger, written in the form of mock reviews of a mock epic. Originally published in the *Morning Herald* in 1784-85, it became an instant sensation. Its anonymous authors also contributed ancillary satires which were published together with it. When collected in book-form, they ran through twenty-two editions. Armorial bookplate of Henry Merrick Hoare and bookseller's ticket on the front pastedown. A handsome copy. *ESTC* T133733, T133732, N11967, and T173343. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LAWS OF THE STATE OF NORTH-CAROLINA. PUBLISHED, ACCORDING TO ACT OF ASSEMBLY, BY JAMES IREDELL, NOW ONE OF THE ASSOCIATE JUSTICES OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES.

      Edenton, N.C.: Printed by Hodge & Wills, . 1791 - iv,[2],712,xxi pp. plus 3pp. subscribers list. Folio. Contemporary tooled sheep, raised bands, gilt morocco label. Boards a bit rubbed and scuffed, worn at edges and corners. Chipped at head of spine. Internally clean and fresh. A very good copy. The celebrated "Iredell edition" of the laws of the state of North Carolina was compiled and revised by the noted jurist, James Iredell, who was named a justice of the Supreme Court before he turned forty. Iredell collected in chronological order all the laws then in force in the state, dating back to the early 18th century, and also provided an extensive subject index. A crucial collection of the laws of North Carolina. McMURTRIE (NORTH CAROLINA) 170. EVANS 23641. SABIN 55637.

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        Dictionnaire raisonné universel d'Histoire Naturelle. 15 vols.

      - . contenant L'Histoire des Animaux, des Végétaux et des Minéraux,et celle des Corps Célestes,des Météores,et des autres principes Phénomènes de la Nature; avec l'Histoire des Trois Règnes et le détail des usages de leurs productions, et une Table concordante des Noms Latins. A Lyon en 1791. 15 volumes in-8 en demi-reliure à coins d'époque, Dos lisse très orné. Frontispice gravé dans le Tome I. TBE.

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        Narcissus jonquilla

      - 13 x 9 inches. Dark brown body colour on prepared paper. Inscribed "N.2.Stück" and "am 9ten Aprill 1791--nach der Natur ge[zeichnet?] von JEW," ink collector's stamp "Linel-Smlg. No." followed by pencilled number "1046" (all on verso). Provenance: Linel (ink collector's stamp on verso). A high quality image that clearly is drawn from life, as the inscription claims. The artist's use of a dark prepared ground recalls the work of Barbara Regina Dietsch and her family. A search of Nissen's index of artists reveals one possible name: the Swiss artist Johann Emmanuel Wyss (1782-1837). However, the maturity and assurance shown in the present drawing would seem to rule him out: he could have been no older than nine in April 1791.

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        Ausführliche Geographische Vorstellung der Gegend um London

      Nürnberg 1791. karte zeigt die Gegend um London mit einer Gesammtansicht, koloriert, Kupferstich, 52 x 57. Zustand: Perfekt, dem Alter entsprechend

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        The English Art of Cookery, According To The Present Practice; Being A Complete Guide to all Housekeepers, On A Plan Entirely New: Consisting of Thirty-Eight Chapters

      London: G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1791. Second edition. leather_bound. Full contemporary calf, spine segments decorated in gilt, red leather spine label, edges speckled. Very good/No Dust Jacket. 656 pages. 20 x 13 cm. Twelve engraved plates: bills of fare for each month. One of the foremost cookbooks of the Regency era. Briggs, a cook at the Globe and White Hart Taverns and The Temple Coffee-House claims to offer "Directions and Receipts more intelligible than in most Books of the Kind" -- chapters on Marketing, Trussing, Boiling, Roasting, Frying, Directions for Seafaring Men, Drying and Candying, Salting and Sousing, Wines et al. CAGLE 579. Blank head of A3 excised not affecting text, corners worn, joints cracked but firm, internally a clean copy overall. Lacks free endpaper.

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        A Collection of Plays Performed at the Theatre Royal, Durury Lane, Covent Garden Between 1791 and 1799

      d 1799 1791 - A collection of uniformly boundtheatrical works all written as they were performed at the Theatre Royal on Drury Lane, Covent Garden. Regulated from the prompt books by permission of the managers, boasting a range of genres such as comedies, tragedies and comic opera's. Performed over the 1790's, many of the performances would have been performed in the larger 'new' Drury Lane. The theatre was in need of updating by the end of the 18th century, and was demolished in 1791. The third theatre was designed by Henry Holland and opened on 12 March 1794. Plays such as The Recruiting Officer by George Farquhar and Theodosius, or The Force of Love by Nathaniel Lee would have been performed at the temporary King's Theatre, in the Haymarket. Featuring a frontispiece and engraved title page to each play. Frequent playwrights include Beaumount and Fletcher, Isaac Bickerstaff, N. Rowe and Colley Cibber who was one of the directors of the 'new' larger theatre. Includes a copy of The Beggars Opera By John Gay, and A School for Wives adapted by Hugh Kelly. Condition: In speckled calf bindings. Externally,rather rubbed with shelfwear to the head and tail of spines and extremities. Many spines are cracked, with strained hinges and joints. Six of the volumes have boards held by the cords only, andseven have detached boards. Internally, generally firmly bound although The Country Lasses haslast leaves absent. The Morning Bride, Oroonoko, The West Indian and King Charles I has some marginal tide marks. Pages are generally bright with light scatteredspotting. Armorial bookplate to the front pastedownof each volume. Overall: GOOD ONLY. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Unterhaltungen in der Naturgeschichte aller Arten Fische zum nützlichen Gebrauch für die Jugend. 2. verb. Auflage. Altona u. Leipzig, Kaven 1799. 8°. 23 (d.l.w.) Bll., 375 S., 4 Bll., mit gest. Frontispiz u. 22 gefalt. Kupfertafeln, Ppd. d. Zt. mit Rsch.

      - Nicht in Dean - vgl. Horn-Sch. 19268, Monschein 59 u. Brüggemann-E. 927.- Naturgeschichte für die Jugend, Bd. 4.- Sehr selten (über KVK nur 2 Ex. der 1. Aufl. v. 1791 nachweisbar).- Horn-Sch. löst die Initialen als Friedrich August Scheuereck auf. Es dürfte dies der bei Thieme-B. (XXX, 41) erwähnte Leipziger Kupferstecher F. A. Scheureck sein. Das Front. hier bezeichnet "Scheureck del. et fec." - Text etw. stockfleckig u. gebräunt, Tafeln nur leicht fleckig, Ebd. etw. berieben.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Müller]
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        Itinerario instruttivo di Roma

      1791 1791 - osia descrizione generale delle opere piu' insigni di pittura, scultura e architettura e di tutti i monumenti, antichi, e moderni di quest' alma citta' e parte delle sue adiacenze. 2 vols. Roma 1791. With engraved titlevignette, portrait of Pio 6, 2 folded maps, 12 plates with 2 etchings on each, together with 38 textual engravings [= in all 62 engravings c. 4x6 cm, showing buildings and monuments. Small 12vo. XII, 1-366; 367-828 pp. Contemporary, a little worn halfleather with small old name on endpaper, Danish note on reverse. 2 pages with old notes and 1 leaf torn in margin. * First edition based on an earlier guidebook by the author's father Giuseppe Vasi. Mariano Vasi took over his father Giovanni's stock and business on his death in 1782, and shortly afterwards began to republish Giovanni's work from the 'Studio Vasi' (later renamed the 'Calcografia Vasi'). One such work was his father's guidebook 'Itinerario istruttivo diviso in otto stazioni o giornate' from 1763.Early Printed Books no. 3400. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Shakspeare Gallery, a Poem .

      Printed for J. Robson ., London 1791 - [bound after:]-----. Abelard to Eloisa: a Poem . London: Printed for J. Robson . 1792. [And:]-----. Enthusiasm: a Poem. In two Parts . London: Printed for J. Robson and W. Clarke, Booksellers . 1789.3 works in one vol., 4to (273 × 220 mm); The Shakespeare Gallery: pp. [8], 24; complete with half-title; final page spotted; Abelard to Eloisa: pp. [2], vii, [1], 15, [1]; complete with half-title (light foxing); Enthusiasm: pp. [4], 33, [1]; early ms. ink correction to p. 2; the title-page to Abelard to Eloisa inscribed in pencil 'Presented to Mr Bull', presumably Jerningham's friend, Richard Bull of Ongar; slightly later half calf, rubbed, upper joint cracked but firm.First editions. The Shakspeare Gallery is a tribute to John Boydell's great collection of commissioned and other paintings illustrating passages from Shakespeare, not to 'pass judgment upon the Pictures . but . to point out new subjects for future exhibitions' (Advertisement). Abelard to Eloisa, dedicated to the Earl of Carlisle, 'possesses no small portion of the fire of its great archetype [i.e. Pope, Eloisa to Abelard, 1717], and exhibits the tenderness and best of passions with elegance and force' (English Review). [Jackson, pp. 170, 172, 148.]

      [Bookseller: Justin Croft Antiquarian Books Ltd ABA]
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        The Plays of William Shakspeare (Sic !) Complete, in Eight Volumes.,

      Printed for Bellamy and Robarts, London Fleet Street 1791 - Text Englisch. 8 Bände, so vollständig mit 87 Stichen, sehr solide papierbezogene Hartkarton-Einbände des 19. Jahrhunderts mit ordentlichen Bindungen, Rückentitel und Bandnummern farbunterlegt goldgeprägt, äußerlich merkliche aber durchaus normale Alters-/Abriebspuren, Exlibris je Vorsatz auf angeklebtem Spiel, je fliegendes Vorsatzblatt Provenienzmarkierung von alter Hand, Buchblöcke materiell gut, weitgehend sauber, vereinzelt sanft fleckig, sehr wenige kräftige Flecken, kaum Nachbräunung, einige wenige lose Seiten - aber kollationiert, vollständig, Stiche zeigen 1 Portrait Shakespeares, Szenen der Stücke (2 pro Stück) und Allegorien, insgesamt ca. 2000 Seiten. --- A beautiful and early set of Shakespeare`s complete plays, profusely illustrated with 87 full-size engravings, solid binding, little foxing, altogether a rare edition in a fair condition. --- Nur als Paket. 13 x 20,5 Cm. 4,9 Kg. Gewicht in Gramm: 4900 First Edition of This Publication Hartkarton Solide, Ordentlich

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clement]
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        Dissertation sur les variétés naturelles qui caractérisent la physionomie des hommes des divers climats et des différents âges ; suivie de réflexions sur la beauté. Ouvrage posthume de M. Pierre Camper (publié par A.G. Camper), traduit du hollandais par H.J. Jansen. On y a joint une dissertation du même auteur sur la meilleure forme des souliers.

      Paris & La Haye, H.J. Jansen & J. van Cleef 1791 - In-4, 168 pp., 11 pl. h.t., cartonnage post., non rogné, tête rouge, mouillure claire marginale sur les neuf premières planches et une petite tache de 7 mm sur la pl. I, sinon bon exemplaire. Première édition, posthume, réunissant deux des principaux ouvrages de Camper. Pierre Camper (1722-1789), né à Leyde, étudia la médecine avec Boerhaave. Il eut une chaire à Amsterdam puis à Groningue, et acquit une immense renommée. ¿During his lifetime Camper was one of the most famous scientists of western Europe. (He) had an encyclopedic mind and contributed to many field.¿(DSB III, p. 37) - La Dissertation sur les variétés naturelles a paru séparément la même année sous un autre titre : Dissertation physique [¿] sur les différences réelles que présentent les traits du visage. Ces deux éditions françaises ont été publiées la même année que l¿édition originale hollandaise. Elles sont ornées de dix belles planches dépliantes gravées sur cuivre. Camper, qui décrit ses méthodes de craniométrie, se révèle un pionnier de l¿anthropométrie. Il laissa son nom à l¿angle facial, qui est selon lui à la fois un critère distinctif des races humaines et un facteur esthétique, et dont la mesure est encore utile en chirurgie plastique. Certains exploitèrent ces résultats à des fins racistes. cf. Garrison & Morton, 158, pour la traduction allemande parue en 1792 (le choix de cette édition restant inexpliqué) ; L.Choulant, p. 286 (éd. hollandaise) : « contains the most valuable investigations on the mathematic structures of the human head (on cephalometry) and, of all his writings, was most instrumental in making Camper¿s name famous, since Camper¿s so-called facial line, or, more correctly, facial angle, was described for the first time in this book. The book also contains ten copperplates, drawn by Camper and engraved by Reinier Vinkeles, all in outline without cross-hatching. The French translation contains copies from the original plates.¿ - La Dissertation sur la meilleure forme des souliers a paru pour la première fois en 1781. Ce fut le premier ouvrage sur les difformités induites par les chaussures. Le texte original hollandais fut publié quelques semaines plus tôt dans un périodique. Cette monographie remarquable fut rapidement traduite en plusieurs langues et souvent rééditée. cf. Garrison & Morton, 4305.1 (pour l¿édition originale) ; Bick (Source book of orthopaedics), pp. 73-74 : ¿It begans with an apology, entered into a detailed anatomic study of the foot and its arches, and illustrated, in the most modern manner, many of the distorsions caused by pointed shoe toes, tight shoes, and other defects of the last¿ Camper, in writing what was probably the first serious book ever published on this matter, virtually introduced to the consideration of the medical profession the subject of static foot deformity, that is , the foot-aches and disabilities consequent to normal civilized life.¿; Mostofi (Who¿s who in orthopedics), p. 53: ¿one of the remarkable books in orthopedic literature. It was translated immediately and repeatedly into several European languages and was considered worthy of reprint as late as 1861.¿ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jean-Pierre AUBERT]
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