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        The Fair Penitent (Rowe) , the Mourning Bride (Mr. Congreve) , Zara (Aaron Hill) , and Venice Preserved (Thomas Otway): All Adapted for Theatrical Representation As Performed At the Theatres-Royal, Drudry Lane and Covent Garden

      Printed For William Jones By Graisberry And Campbell, Dublin 1791 - Description: 1 p. L. , xi, [1], [13]-86, [2] p. Front. 15 cm. Form/Genre: Tragedies. Subjects: Drama--Rowe. 18th century drama Finely bound in qtr wine morocco over bright marble boards. Particularly well preserved and practically 'as new' with bright gilt titling. Scans on request. Highly uncommon, especially in this condition 1 Kg. 86 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DICTIONNAIRE DES GRAVEURS ANCIENS ET MODERNES. Depuis l origine de la gravure. Nouvelle édition, augmentée d un volume de supplément, & d une table alphabétique des maîtres. 3ª edición? III volúmenes en un tomo I. Premiere partie. II. Seconde partie. III. Supplément, & d une table alphabétique des maîtres

      - A Bruxelles. Chez Jos. Ermens imprimeur-libraire. 1791. Tres volúmenes en un tomo. 8º, portada con viñeta grabada, 1h-259pp, portada con viñeta grabada, paginación continuada hasta 560pp, portada con viñeta grabada, 227pp. Holandesa piel puntas época, nervios, hierros al oro, sello de papel en lomera, cajos de cabeza parcialmente rajados, poco. Buen ejemplar limpio y en su estado primitivo, excelente y límpido papel de hilo con sus márgenes, buena impresión y bonitas tipografías. Brunet I, 686. Bénézit I, 489. Graesse. I, 306. Bigmore & Wyman I, 35. Borroni, I/I, 601. Quérard I, 205. No en CCPB, que colaciona las de Paris. Chez De Lormel. 1767. A Paris. Chez L'Auteur., Cuchet, libraire. Prault., 1789.Imagen en sitio virtual de MIMO Libros [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Laws of the State of North Carolina

      Edenton: Hodge & Wills 1791 - Folio. Fine modern leather binding, gilt ruled with black spine label. Occasional dampstaining/toning/worming. Margin of subscriber page rebacked. Collated: 712; xxi [1] p. Lacking title page and prelims. Lacking final leaf of subscriber list (pgs. 2-3). Evans 23641; McMurtrie 170; Tower 639; Sabin 55637. James Iredell (1751-1799) was a noted North Carolina patriot and jurist. The NC State Assembly requested that he compile and revise the laws of North Carolina in 1787. Washington appointed him to the Supreme Court in 1790. (See Chisholm v. Georgia, and Iredell's analysis of the 11th Amendment) This "Iredell edition" is the fruit of his work. Contains a copy of the US Constitution from 1790, as ratified by the State of North Carolina. An important early American legal document. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Remarks on forest scenery, and other woodland views, (relative chiefly to picturesque beauty) illustrated by the scenes of New-Forest in Hampshire. In three books

      printed for R. Blamire, Strand M.DCC.XCI. [1791], London - First Edition of this seminal work, complete in two volumes. Tall 8vo's: [4],vii,[1],328,iv,7,[1]; [4],308,iii,[1],xxpp, with 32 leaves of tinted aquatints and soft-ground etchings by Samuel Aikin. Recent cinnamon ribbed cloth spines stamped in gilt, beige paper-covered boards. Remarkably well-preserved set: bindings pristine, pages fresh, clean and completely free of foxing with only light offsetting from the plates. Provenance: bookplates of Walter Charles James (1816-1893), 1st Baron Northbourne, laid in. James was elected to the House of Commons for Hull as a Tory. He acquired Betteshanger House, in Kent, in 1850, and commissioned George Devey to oversee extensions and alterations. James was a friend of William Ewart Gladstone and in 1884, during Gladstone's second term as Prime Minister, was raised to the peerage as Baron Northbourne, of Betteshanger in the County of Kent. Abbey, Scenery, 149. Henrey, pp. 531-32. Barbier, pp. 79-81 Divided into three books, two in volume one. Trees as singular objects—specimens—the "foundation of all scenery," are the subject of book one. The second book considers trees in groups, "under their various modes of composition, from the clump to the forest." 2qazThe third book offers a lengthy appreciation of the New Forest, the tract extending from southwest Hampshire into southeast Wiltshire, created as a royal forest by William I in about 1079 for the royal hunt. In the eighteenth century, plantations were created there as a source of timber for the Royal Navy, after some 4000 oak were lost In the Great Storm of 1703. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Adresse de la Société des Amis des Noirs, à l'Assemblée Nationale, à toutes les villes de commerce, à toutes les manufactures, aux colonies, à toutes les Sociétés des amis de la Constitution ; adresse dans laquelle on approfondit les relations politiques et commerciales entre la métropole et les colonies, &c.

      Paris, Imprimerie du Patriote François, mars 1791, - in-4, [2]-VIII-[126] pp. mal chiffrées 128 (il y a saut de chiffrage de 120 à 123, sans manque), cartonnage Bradel de papier gris perle, dos lisse orné de filets noirs (reliure moderne). Premières et dernières pages un peu roussies, mais bon exemplaire. Un manifeste pour la librté du commerce et contre l'esclavage. Edition originale très peu commune, publiée par Clavière au moment où la Société des Amis des Noirs, à l'apogée de son influence, était affrontée à l'opposition très organisée et résolue des colons et de leurs soutiens en métropole. Ce manifeste devenu célèbre est au départ la réponse très circonstancielle à un opuscule de Moreau de Saint-Méry, député de la Martinique à l'Assemblée Nationale et agent du "lobby" des planteurs, intitulé : Considérations présentées aux vrais amis du repos et du bonheur de la France, à l'occasion de nouveaux mouvemens de quelques soi-disans amis des Noirs. Sabin 13 515. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Analysis of the History and Antiquities of Ireland, Prior to the Fifth Century. : to Which is Subjoined, a Review of the General History of the Celtic Nations. / by William Webb

      Dublin : Printed For W. Jones 1791 - Physical desc. : viii, 275, [7]p : 8vo. Subjects: Ireland. Celts - History - Early works to 1800. Referenced by: ESTCT136888. 'A review of the general history of the Celtic nations' has its own half-title on p. [171] but no separate pagination or signatures. Finely bound in full contemporary aniline calf. Cross bands with a rich red gilt-blocked label. Minor, generalized wear to the extremities with a previous owner's signature. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 1 Kg. 275 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      - Matriti (Madrid), 1791. Ex Typographia Benedicti Cano. Plena piel de época. Tejuelo con dorados e hierros y falta de un segundo tejuelo de numeración. Obra en doce tomos. Tomo I: XXIV+624pp., Tomo II: XXIV+827pp.,; Tomo III: XXIV+609pp., Tomo IV: XXII+879pp; Tomo V: XXIV+648pp.; Tomo VI: XXIV+682pp.; Tomo VII: XXIV+744pp.; Tomo VIII: XXIV+789pp; Tomo IX: XVI+555pp., Tomo X: XXII+575pp.; Tomo XI: XII+457pp.; Tomo XII: 910pp. Todos ellos con 17x10cm. Tomo III con un punto de polilla. Cortes tintados. Ejemplar muy corto de margenes superiores. Texto en latín. FILOSOFIA

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        Hogarth Illustrated. from the Original Pictures in the Shakespeare Gallery.

      London: J. & J. Boydell 1791 - First edition thus. Two volumes. Large 8vo. (6), cxxii, 311, (1); (3), 312-607, (5) pp. Attractive early 20th Century binding of tan half calf over pebbled brown cloth boards by Cross, their discreet stamp to the endpapers flagging them as "Binders to the King", spines with gilt decorated raised bands, gilt lettered to two compartments, gilt decoration to others, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, the others untrimmed. Two engraved title vignettes and 90 plates after Hogarth. The final leaf of the first volume expertly repaired at the time the set was rebound, trivial wear to extremities, some light foxing, a very good set. As well as a good many of his miscellaneous illustrations, the volumes include Hogarth’s most famous series: The Harlot’s Progress, The Rake’s Progress, The Four Times of Day, Marriage a-la-Mode, Industry and Idleness, Four Stages of Cruelty, Four Prints of Elections, The Invasion and Five Groups of Heads. Complete in itself, a further volume, "A Supplement." was first published in 1798.

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        A Treatise on the Cataract; with Cases to Prove the Necessity of Dividing the Transparent Cornea, and the Capsule of the Crystalline Humour, Differently, in the Different Species of the Disease. [bound with] A Treatise on the Extraction of the Cataract

      London: C. Dilly, in the Poultry; J. Murray. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed. Browning to eps and prelim pages. Some annotations to the text of second volume and plate missing. Ex.-lib. 1791. [First English Edition]. Leather cover. 220mm x 130mm (9" x 5"). xxii, 290pp, + index; xvi, 214pp, 2pp, catalogue. Fold out plate. Translated form the French and from the German. .

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      Paris: De l'Imprimerie de Didot fils aine, 1791. - [4],70pp. plus colored folding map, 20 x 22 inches. With [4]pp. pamphlet bound in at rear (as is sometimes the case, though not noted by Sabin), being a prospectus for the published edition of Fleurieu's account of Marchand's circumnavigation and voyage to the Northwest Coast. Modern half morocco and marbled boards, spine richly gilt. Small hole in titlepage, repaired with tissue, a couple instances of very minor light foxing. Manuscript correction to two lines on one page. Near fine, untrimmed. A rare and exceptionally early plan for building a canal across the Isthmus of Darien, thereby connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and containing a fabulous map of the region. From the earliest attempts to find a northwest passage, the desire to find a sea route across the Americas, thereby linking Europe with Asia, had been a long-standing goal. This text is one of the earliest proposals for a water route across Nicaragua, a route that was considered a viable option until the construction of the Panama Canal in the early 20th century. Bastide explains in great detail the feasibility and course of the route, and the great advantages that it would give to France. It would aid trade with French colonies in the Pacific, and on the west coast of the Americas, and with Asia. It would also help the French keep an eye on British and Spanish activities in the Pacific Northwest, as those two nations had just settled many of the controversial issues regarding Nootka Sound. The beautiful large folding map (usually lacking) in this copy has striking contemporary color, and shows Nicaragua between the ninth and thirteenth parallels, giving a clear depiction of the proposed route across the river San Juan, into Lake Nicaragua, and then across another small body of land and into the "Golfe de Papagayo." The map is a fine cartographic representation of the region, showing the river systems and mountain ranges, as well as significant cities and volcanoes. This title is not in Palau. A most interesting document, both as an example of a very early scheme to build a trans-isthmian canal, and as a French strategy to secure geopolitical advantage in the Americas, vis a vis Great Britain and Spain. SABIN 38408. OCLC 17296716, 55276757.

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        l'Alcone ossia del governo dei Cani da caccia. Recato dai versi latini in ottave rime con note dal Marchese Salvadore Spiriti.

      - Roma, con licenza de' Superiori, 1791. 8vo (210 x 140mm). pp. viii, 192, with woodcut title-vignette showing sporting dogs. Contempory mottled calf, spine with gilt ornaments and red gilt lettered label. Second Italian edition. Ficticious dialogue in verse between Alcon, the old scholar and his pupil Acasti on the various breeds of hunting dogs, their illnesses and healing methods. The translation is by S. Spiritis. The first Latin edition appeared 1577. An attractive copy.Provenance: Bookplates of Alfred Barmore Maclay and Bibliotheca Tiliana. Tiny stamp of Bibliotheca Tiliana on verso of title and last page.Souhart p. 193. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Precis Historique des causes principales qui ont amene la Revolution presente dans l'Empire de la Cochinchina. Par un Observateur impartial, petit neveu de l'Arretin. [Cochin China]

      A Wimbledon. [ie. Paris] 1791 - [4] 146p. complete with half title. uncut. later quarter calf over marbled boards. The imprint 'A Wimbledon' is false, possibly printed in Paris. Fine copy [slight spotting]. ESTC records copies: British Library, John Rylands, Bodleian. Scarce title. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Apocalypse Revealed

      C. Wheeler, Manchester 1791 - 2 volumes.(title continued)"wherein are disclosed the Arcana There Foretold which Have Hitherto Remained Concealed now FIrst Translated From The Original Latin of Emanuel Swedenborg". Translated from the Latin 1791, so stated. Thought to be 3/4 leather. 639 pages in Vol. I and 629 pages in Vol. II. All page ends rough cut. In ink oin both volumes on front free end paper previous owners name "Prince Howe". Volume I is slit in the middle into twwo parts. All is present with nothing missing. About 20% of spine covers on either volume worn away. 80% still intact. All covers and pages are attached to some large degree. Hinges all well cracked but again all attached. Light dampstaining on all four covers to varying degrees. A complete set. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Debrett 1791-1792 - Constitution; 18th Century; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; [2], 84; [2] 78; [2], 110; [4], 32; 8 pages; An Authentic Copy of the French Constitution; La Constitution Francoise; New Constitution of the Government of Poland; Plan of the New Constitution for the United States of America. Together 4 works in one volume. All printed for Debrett. Marbled boards with irregularly-cut half leather, this very scarce early volume contains four important governmental publications printed by J. Debrett. These printings -- the second of which is in French -- are beautifully typeset in typical 18th Century typefaces with fancy ligatures on fine deckled pages. The Plan of the New Constitution for the United States contains a preface written by the editor that speaks of the "sudden rise of a new empire in the world"; the constitution was adopted only five years previous. Marbled boards rubbed, the pages are all intact with light toning. The front board has a small interior gap from the text block which probably occurred at binding. The book is solid and squarely bound. The volume bears two nicely inscribed period inscriptions, one with the name of Noah Wood, a city father of Syracuse, New York. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 9" and, in addition to the independently numbered components, includes an 8 page catalog of other books printed for J. Debrett. French Constitution [English], fourth edition 1791, date mistakenly [? ] shown as m, d, cc, cxi where cxi should be xci. French Constitution, second edition [French] dated 1791, printed 1791. Constitution of Poland, second edition, dated 1791, printed 1791. Plan of the New Constitution of the United states of America, new edition corrected 1792, printed 1792 [Sabin 63294], [Howes P413]. ; 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rede auf den gewaltsamen Todt Ludwig XVI. des allerchristlichsten Königs von Frankreich und Navarra ec. in welcher die erschröcklichste der Lasterthaten mit mehrern schwarzen handlungen dargestellt wird - Kleine biographische Beschreibung von dem Leben, Leiden und Tod der Prinzessin Elisabeth Schwester Ludwig des sechzehnten Königs von Frankreich - Ursachen der französischen Revolution erste Lieferung - Ursachen der französischen Revolution zweite Lieferung - Freundliche Erinnerung an das österreichische Volk nämlich den Bürger- und Bauernstand - Über die Gefahr, die den Thronen, den Staaten und dem Christenthume den gänzlichen Verfall drohet duch das falsche Sistem der heutigen Aufklärung und die Anmassungen sogenannter Philosophen geheime

      Wien, gedruckt mit hummlischen Schriften - Deutschland, Wien und Linz, 1791 - 1794. - 35, 55, 20, 52, 55, 84, 56, 31, 35, 240, 32 Seiten Seiten ca bis zur Hälfte des Buches unten am Papier etwas mit Wurmschaden ( nicht im Text ), Papier altersbedingt etwas gedunkelt, sonst guter Zustand Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1550 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Pilgrim's Progress. A New [Second] Edition, divided into Chapters. [With] large explanatory and practical Notes. With the Life of the Author: by G. Burder. HANDSOME COPY OF A RARE COVENTRY ISSUE

      M. Luckman Coventry and J. Mathews 18 Strand London 1791 - 2 parts in one vol., 12mo., on laid paper, with an engraved frontispiece and 8 engraved plates, some mild age-staining (rather heavier on frontispiece and some plates), contemporary name on title; strongly and attractively bound in early nineteenth-century half roan, marbled boards tooled in gilt, back with four flat bands elaborately tooled in gilt, second compartment lettered in gilt, red sprinkled edges, a very good, firm copy in well-preserved period binding. With three pages of hymns and single-page publisher's advertisement at rear. L6 has short tear (not affecting text) and neat repair at upper margin. The work is divided into two parts as often. Burder was a Congregationalist minister [sometime active in Coventry] who began life as an engraver but subsequently played an important role in the founding of the RTS. His edition of 'The Pilgrim's Progress' (1786) is the first to be divided into chapters and was frequently reprinted. This is apparently the second Coventry printing; we have a note of an earlier (1790) version issued by Luckman & Suffield. In the earlier issue the pagination is similar but the plates include a frontispiece to each part; here the number of plates remains the same, but all are numbered for inclusion in the first part. Rare. ESTC lists only the 1786 edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carl von Carlsberg, oder über das menschliche Elend.

      Karlsruhe, Christian Gottlieb Schmieder, 1787-1791. - 6 Bde. (2), 392 SS. (2), 5-397, (1) SS. (2), 354 SS. (2), 378 SS. (2), 362, (2), 118 SS. (2), 7-336, (30) SS., l. w. Bl. Mit zus. 6 gest. Frontispizen und 6 gest. Titelvignetten. Marmorierte Pappbände der Zeit mit goldgepr. rotem Rückenschildchen. 8vo. Mischexemplar aus verschiedenen Karlsruher Nachdruckausgaben (die EA war 1783-88 bei Crusius in Leipzig erschienen). Der erste, zweite und fünfte Teil in der "neuen verbesserten Auflage" von 1789, der dritte (1791), vierte (1787) und sechste Teil (1788) ohne Angabe der Auflage; der Anhang zum 5. Teil mit eigenem Titelblatt (dat. 1788) mit Holzschnittvignette. - Der Erziehungsschriftsteller C. G. Salzmann (1744-1811) war 1768-72 "Pfarrer in Rohrborn bei Erfurt. Konfrontiert mit der sozialen Notlage der Landbevölkerung, entwickelte sich hier Hilfsbereitschaft für die Armen und sprachliche Nähe zum Volk [.] 1772-81 war Salzmann Diakon, später Pfarrer in Erfurt. Hier besuchte er regelmäßig Schulen und Waisenhäuser, Armen- und Krankenhäuser, Gefängnisse und Zuchthäuser. Als Ursache des Elends wurden Unwissenheit und schlechte Erziehung diagnostiziert [.] Die Rohrborner und Erfurter Erlebnisse bilden den Boden für das sozialkritische Werk 'Carl von Carlsberg'" (DBE). Auch Paul Englisch würdigt Salzmann, hatte sich dieser doch im vorliegenden Werk "die für einen Pädagogen natürliche Aufgabe gewählt [.], die Folgen der Onanie möglichst kraß zu verarbeiten", wodurch "unter dem Deckmantel der Moral allerlei Frivolitäten ans Tageslicht gefördert werden" (Englisch). - Papierbedingt teils schwach braunfleckig, sonst wohlerhaltene, einheitlich gebundene Reihe. Goedeke V, 487, 1, 1. Vgl. Englisch (Gesch. der erot. Lit.), S. 198. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of John Howard, Containing the State of the Prisions in England and Wales and an Account of the Principal Lazarettos in Europe (2 Volumes)

      London: Printed for J. Johnson, C. Dilly, T. Cadell 1791 - 4to. 2 Volumes. vii, 540; vi, [2],259, [15],32 p., plates (folded), folded tables maps. Volume one containing, The State of Prisons in England and Wales, Fourth edition. Volume two containing, An Account of the Principal Lazarettos in Europe. Quarter leather with marbled boards and leather corners. New end pages and spine labels. 44 engraved plates including several fold-out plates. Moderate wear, joints split. Both volumes in protective Mylar dust jacket to prevent further wear. Scattered foxing. Otherwise interior pages are clean, unmarked and in great condition. Please feel free to view our pictures of this set. Ships daily. This is an over sized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Honours of the Table, or, Rules for Behaviour During Meals: With the Whole Art of Carving Illustrated by a Variety of Cuts

      Printed forthe Author at the Literary Press, No 62, Wardour Street, Soho, London 1791 - 120pp + 12pp adverts. 26 woodcuts throughout. '.Together with directions for going to Market, and the Method of Distinguishing good Provisions from Bad; to which is added a Number of Hints or Concise Lessons for the Improvement of Youth on all Occasions in Life'. Boards rubbed and bumped. Backstrip worn. Lacking ffep. Contents clean and tight and overall G+. Neat inscription on paste-down and small label marked 'Westbury' with crown

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      London: Printed for T. Cadell 1791 - First edition. Four volumes bound in two. 12mo. Half title in volume one present, the others never bound in, thus: (iv), 273, (1); (ii), 313, (1); (ii), 303, (1); (ii), 353, (3) pp. Full contemporary calf, spines flat with gilt tooled bands, bookplate of the baron Sir Thomas Hesketh of Rufford Hall, Lancashire to the front pastedowns, also the annotated library labels of Easton Neston House (also a country seat of the Hesketh family). Heads and feet of bindings neatly repaired, slight loss of gilt to spines. Charlotte Turner Smith (1749-1806), was a Romantic poet and novelist whose works garnered much praise in the late 18th Century. Her first collection of poems, Elegiac Sonnets, was published in 1784. This the first edition of her third novel, her first novel, Emmeline, was published in 1788 and her second, Ethelinde, the year after. Uncommon.

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        L'Encyclopédie enfantine, ou Magazin pour les petits enfans. Edition augmentŽe.

      Dresde: Chez les Frres Walther, 1791. - This work is divided into several sections, including etiquette and "good grace," precepts of a father to his children, general ideas and definitions of things that children ought to be taught, short definitions of the different arts and sciences, and precepts of civilized life. Various different stylistic formats are used, including poems, fables, and a series of questions and answers, in an effort to make this didactic work more accessible. The terminal ads list other works by this author. Charlotte-Marie de Los-Rios, who wrote a series of educational works, came from a family of printers, her father being the Lyonnaise printer Jean Mesplet and her uncle the Avignon printer Franois-Prothade Girard and her brother Fleury Mesplet, the founder of the first Canadian newspaper. Her mother, Antoinette Mesplet, was arrested for trying to smuggle prohibited books from Lyon to her brother-in-law in Avignon, and her husband, Jean-Franois de Los Rios, gained notoriety as an occasional dealer in prohibited books. Jean-Franois de Los Rios wrote a number of books himself, including Bibliographie Instructive, ou Notice de quelques Livres rares (1777), an unusual catalogue of some 800 rare books he sold during his career, including books that came from the libraries of the Jesuits at Lyon, Tournon, and Macon and from the private libraries of the abbŽs Piole and Gindre. De Los Rios, who was by now at the pinnacle of his career, was no doubt instrumental in promoting his wifeÕs educational works. Octavo. [2], 233, [3] pp. Engraved frontispiece, engraved title-page vignette. Original light blue boards, gilt paper spine label, authorÕs name in manuscript on spine. Spine lightly browned, a little foxing to covers, occasional light foxing to text. A very good copy overall. "Edition augmentŽe," though with the same collation as the 1771 Dresden apparent first edition, with a cancel title-page, leading one to believe it is simply a later issue of the first edition. All editions are rare. This work is sometimes attributed to AngŽlique de Los Rios. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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        Sefer HaZohar al HaTora. ["The Book of splendor"]

      Eliezer Saadon or Sa'adun, Leghorn = Livorno, Italy 1791 - Sefer HaZohar al HaTora. Editor: Hayim Yosef David Azulai. 1791-1793. . In 3 volumes. Repaired old, gilt, leather binding. Some browning and staining and a little worming. Vinograd THESAURUS OF THE HEBREW BOOK Livorno # 298: Sefer Hazoar - Hayim Yosef David Azulai, mahadir [=editor]. 1791-1793. Zedner CATALOGUE OF HEBREW PRINTED BOOKS page 705 Benayahu, RABBI CHAIM YOSEF DAVID AZULAI, Volume I, page 204 G. Shalom BIBLIOGRAPHIA KABBALISTICA page 169, number 15 Friedberg - Zayin 88. Quarto. The Book of Zohar on the Torah. According to the Constantinople edition, with annotations by Rabbi Chaim Yosef David Azulai. Leghorn, 1791 1793. Three volumes. THE FIRST EDITION OF RABBI AZULAI'S ANNOTATIONS OF THE ZOHAR. Also with the annotations of Rabbi Moshe Kordovero. Published under the Chida's supervision. On the reverse of the title page of each volume is the printer's mark, a beautiful illustration of a lion holding an ear of corn in his hand, and a song praising the book, each volume with its own unique song. This edition is one of the most elegant and most annotated of all the editions of the Zohar. With references to the verses in the Bible. The year in which the printing was concluded appears in the colophon at the end of volume three. Each volume has its own title page inside a decorative frame. The third volume has has a separate title page for Bamidbar, the fourth book of Moses. No separate title page was printed for Dvarim, the Fifth book of Moses. Approbations of the rabbis of Leghorn, Constantinople and a special letter from the editor, the Chida. With diagrams and charts explaining various Kabbalah concepts and spheres. Five parts in three volumes. Beautifully bound in a uniform contemporary calf, tooled in gilt, spine with gilt-tooled panels titled in Hebrew, marbled end-papers. The most sacred and influential of all Kabbalistic works, the Zohar is the pre-eminent classic of world mystical literature, a quest for Divine unity and a search for insight into the mysteries of God's Torah. The Livorno is one of the most opulent editions with an introduction by the Chid"a (Chaim Joseph David Azulai). SCANS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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. Mit allen 14 (teilweise ausfaltbaren) Kupfertafeln.

      Quedlinburg/ F. J. Ernst. 1791. 8°. 572 S.+ Register,. HLdr. d. Zeit mit Goldprägung. Kanten minimal berieben; Buchrücken an den Kanten restauriert; Kante des Vorsatzblattes (oben rechts) sauber abgeschnitten; Schnitt leicht gebräunt; ansonsten überaus wohlerhaltenes Exemplar!

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        Constitution Française et acceptation du Roi. [ Constitution de 1791 ]

      de l'Imprimerie de P. Causse 1791 - 1 vol. in-16 relié pleine basane mouchetée, A Dijon, de l'Imprimerie de P. Causse, 1791, faux-titre, 163 pp. Rare impression dijonnaise, sur papier vélin. Etat satisfaisant (fente à un mors en tête, petit mq. à un mors, coins frottés, les 3 premiers feuillets sont mal reliés en queue, sans manque, bonne fraîcheur intérieure) pour cette rare impression dijonnaise. Elle propose le texte de la Constitution de 1791, précédé de la Déclaration des droits de l'homme de 1789, et la Lettre du Roi à l'Assemblée Nationale le 13 septembre 1791 Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Blind Child, or Anecdotes of the Wyndham Family . . . By a Lady.

      London: E. Newbery, 1791. - A popular children's book, of which there were at least six editions by 1800, including an American edition. 12mo, contemporary sheep recently rebacked, gilt rules. Frontispiece. One leaf of ads for Newbery publications. Roscoe, John Newbery and his Successors, J289; NCBEL II, 1027. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Sua Eccellenza Miledi Maria Fox

      Rome 1791 - John Wilton-Ely plate 937The watermark that is present is number 75 in John Wilton-Ely on page 1175 and is dated in the early 1790'sThis plate is the from the series "Vasi, candelabri, cippi, sarcofagi, tripodi, lucerne. . .)Giovanni Battista Piranesi was one of the leading figures in the development of the neoclassical style in the late 18th Century. As architect, archaeologist, artist, designer, collector, and antiquities dealer, he produced a series of etchings and engravings depicting the glories of ancient Rome. These fine prints served as source material for other architects and designers. He was born in Venice on the 4th October 1720. The son of a stone-mason, he was educated as an architect under his maternal uncle Matto Lucchesi and under Carlo Zucchi. In 1740 Piranesi left Venice for Rome, there he studied etching under Giuseppe Vasi. He appears to have had little success in these early years in Rome and as his father was unable to continue his allowance returned to Venice in 1744. He was soon, however, encouraged to return to Rome by Giuseppe Wagner, a successful engraver and publisher of Venice. This time he achieved success, and a constant series of works, illustrating architecture and antiquities, issued from his studio until his death in 1778. His output in etched plates is enormous (about 1000 numbers in all). While he achieved a work of magnitude in pictorial records of Roman monuments of antiquity and of the Renaissance, and gave immense archæological, antiquarian, and topographical value to this work, the artistic quality always predominates. He was fond of peopling his ruins with Callot-like figures, and "like Callot makes great use of the swelling line" (Hind). He had two sons and a daughter, all of whom helped him in his work and after his death carried on his publications in Rome and Paris. They were Francesco (born 1748 or 1756; died 1810), Pietro (who lived till after 1807) and Laura (born 1750). His position in Rome and in Europe after 1760 was a prominent one. He was well-known figure to the wealthy English visitors in Rome and was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1757. Most of his life was passed in Rome, etching, writing, publishing, and directing a workshop in which the restoration and sale of antiques played a considerable part.He was famous for his poetic views of Rome and also his fantastic imaginary interiors. His skills, allied to his deep knowledge of archaeology, provided the substance for his Vedute (Views), a series of 135 etchings of ancient and contemporary Rome, published from 1745 onwards, which established the popular mental image of the city. Ornamenti Antichi was a collection of 110 etchings documenting large sculptural vases, together with other antiquities excavated (and in some cases created) in Italy in the 18th century. The prints were initially separately issued and sold by Piranesi over a period of several years and subsequently collected in two folio volumes, each with its own title page, in 1778. They illustrate a wide range of genuine antiquities, as well as Piranesi's own collections, from utilitarian objects such as cinerary urns, lamps, and sarcophagi to monumental vases. The plates in Vasi often included text by Piranesi with information about where the objects were discovered and their contemporary location, and the prints bore dedications to his patrons, colleagues, visitors and influential people. He believed absolutely in the supremacy of Roman over Greek architecture, an argument he expounded most forcefully in his Della magnificenza ed architettura dei Romani (On the Magnificence of Roman Architecture, 1761). his romanticized views and imaginary interiors had a profound effect on stage designers, painters of capricci such as Hubert Robert, and even writers: William Beckford, the author of the Gothic novel and Vathek . In the 20th century his imaginary interiors have been admired by the Surrealists . Reference: John Wilton-Ely. Giovanni

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        DRACONTII POETAE CHRISTIANI SECULI V. CARMINA ex miss. Viticanis duplo auctiora iis quae adhuc prodierunt

      Roma 1791 - 4º mayor (27 cm.) xviii, 467 p. Encuadernación plena piel de época con nervios, dorados y tejuelos en el lomo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Imp. Carlos Gibert y Tutó. Barcelona, 1791 - . 20,5 cm (4º). 2 vol.: (I) XVI-360 pág. (sign. [ ]4, [asterisco]4, A-Z4, 2A-Y4. Ilustr. con 5 lám. calcográficas (una de ellas por Capilla y otra por Mateo González) y un mapa plegado del Nuevo Reino de Granada, fuera del texto. Friso calcográfico. (II) [4], 352 pág. (sign. [ ]2, A-Z4, 2A-X4). Ilustr. con 2 lám. calcográficas, fuera del texto. Friso calcográfico. Dos vol. enc. en pasta española, tejuelo, cortes jaspeados. * José Gumilla (Jánovas de Aragón, 1686 - Los Llanos (Venezuela), 1750) fue misionero durante más de treinta años en América. Esta obra representa el primer descubrimiento científico del Orinoco. En sus continuos viajes por la zona fue descubriendo numerosas plantas aún desconocidas en Europa, estudió la fauna y formó una extensa colección de insectos. Además, aporta numerosos datos etnográficos. Las seis hojas de grabado calcográfico son: el retrato del autor, un mapa del Nuevo Reino de Granada, "Bayle de los indios Mapuyes", el muerto, instrumentos y médicos del Orinoco. En portada consta "Nueva impresion: mucho mas correcta que las anteriores". Palau 111193. CCPB 000205993-2 y 000170453-2. Historia natural. América, Orinoco. Venezuela, nuevo reino de Granada, siglo XVIII Centreamèrica i Sudamèria, el Carib Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Picturae antiquae cryptarum romanarum et sepulcri Nasonum.

      apud Lazarinos, Romae 1791 - Legatura coeva in mz. cuoio biondo con angoli. Nervi, fregi e titolo oro al ds. su tassello nero. Piatti in carta marmorizzata policroma, tagli colorati. Due piccole mancanze al ds. (una alla cuffia superiore) e ingiallitura di alcune carte tra cui le prime due, ma per il resto ottimo esemplare. Seconda edizione dell opera, dopo quella del 1750, arricchita con l appendice di 19 tavole e relativa descrizione. Rossetti, 846. Folio (cm. 42,5), VIII-110 pp., con 95 tavv. incise in rame su 58 fogli e quattro grandi iniziali figurate.

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        A General History of Quadrupeds

      Newcastle Upon Tyne - S. Hodgson, R. Beilby and T. Bewick 1791 - The second edition of Thomas Bewick's beautifully illustrated work on the mammals of the world. The second edition is much improved and enlarged from the first. Thomas Bewick, 1753-1828, was an English wood engraver and ornithologist. Bewick showed, at a very early age, a talent for drawing. He had no lessons in art. At the age of 14 he was apprenticed to Ralph Beilby, an engraver in Newcastle. In 1775 he received a premium from the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. In 1776 he became a partner in Beilby's workshop. A General History of Quadrupeds first appeared in 1790. The Quadrupeds deals with mammals of the whole world, and is particularly thorough on some of the domestic animals. It includes bats and seals but does not include whales or dolphins. Bewick was helped by his intimate knowledge of the habits of animals acquired during his constant excursions into the country. Bewick's art is considered the pinnacle of its medium. This is likely due to his methods: Bewick, unlike his predecessors, would carve in harder woods, notably box wood, against the grain, using fine tools normally favoured by metal engravers. This proved to be far superior, and has been the dominant method used since. Ralph Beilby, 1744-1817, was an English engraver, working chiefly on silver and copper. Beilby became a silversmith, jeweller, and seal-engraver under his father and elder brothers. In addition, he became a copper engraver to meet the demand of the then North England market. In 1767 Thomas Bewick was apprenticed to him. The texts in Bewick's A General History of Quadrupeds (1790) and History of British Birds: Land Birds (1797) were drafted by Beilby and revised by Bewick. Collated complete. Condition: Expertly rebacked with a morocco spine and contemporary calf boards. Externally, wear to corners and slight rubbing to boards though spine remains smart. Internally, firmly bound. Loss to rear free endpaper. The tails of three pages have been removed and then neatly repaired, not affecting text. There are contemporary copperplate inscriptions tosome pages. Generally bright with tidemarks to two front blanks. Some scattered foxing through, though many pages do remain clean. Marks to title page. Overall: VERY GOOD [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London: Stephen Couchman for J. Johnson, 1791. modern leather spine with marbled paper covered boards and leather tips, red leather spine label. thick 8vo. modern leather spine with marbled paper covered boards and leather tips, red leather spine label. xxxvii,302; v,385 pages. 2 volumes bound in 1. First edition in English. Folding engraved plate of dyeing apparatus to volume two (Cohen 118; Bolton 306; Lawrie 303; Ron's Bibliotheca Tinctoria #100). Berthollet (1748-1822) was a noted chemist in France and collaborated with Lavoisier on his pioneering chemical nomenclature. He was appointed inspector of dye works and director of the Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins in 1784. He wrote this important treatise on dyeing in French in 1791; the British edition appeared in the same year as the French. Other editions appeared over the years. From the reference library of the Zaehnsdorf Company with a commemorative booklabel loosely inserted. With the bookplate of the Zaehnsdorf Company. Covers rubbed with some wear at tips.

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        Ensemble de lettres relatives à la candidature du comte de la Rochefoucauld dans le Loiret.

      - LOIRET, circonscription ¿ BARROT / GALISSET / Comte Jules Estissac de la ROCHEFOUCAULD Ensemble de lettres relatives à la candidature du comte de la Rochefoucauld dans le Loiret. 1) LETTRE AUTOGRAPHE SIGNÉE d¿Odilon BARROT (1791-1873) adressée au comte de la Rochefoucauld, aide-de-camp du Roi. Paris, le 14 septembre 1830. 2 p. in-8. Avec adresse. Bord déchiré sans perte de texte. Le Préfet de la Seine répond à la Rochefoucauld. « Je n¿ai pas accepté la candidature d¿Orléans sans condition. J¿ai formellement déclaré au contraire que dans le cas où ma candidature devrait être opposée à celle d¿un patriote, qu¿il fut ou non grand propriétaire dans le département, je me retirerai sans hésiter (¿). Si vous êtes porté par les électeurs libéraux, je suis prêt à me retirer (¿) ». 2) LETTRE AUTOGRAPHE SIGNÉE du comte de la ROCHEFOUCAULD. [Paris], 15 septembre 1830. 1 p. ½ in-8. En-tête de la Maison militaire du Roi. Il adresse à son correspondant la lettre (cf supra) qu¿il a reçue d¿Odilon Barrot. « Je vais d¿abord envoyer une circulaire à tous les électeurs du département pour briguer l¿honneur de leurs suffrages. Si monsieur Odilon Barrot persiste (¿), il sera de mon devoir (¿) de leur connaitre que c¿est une absurdité de choisir un député en dehors de son département (¿) ». Il ajoute : « D¿après tout ce qui me revient du département, on désire me porter au grand collège départemental (¿)». 3) LETTRE AUTOGRAPHE SIGNÉE de GALISSET, adressée à monsieur Marchand. Paris, 15 septembre 1830. 4 p. in-8. En-tête du Cabinet du Préfet de Police. « Vous savez que monsieur Jules de la Rochefoucauld, aide-de-camp du Roi, se met sur les rangs comme candidat à la députation du Loiret. Sa nomination ferait plai- MP_Catalogue5.indd 69 30/03/11 15:50 librairie signatures - catalogue n° 5 sir à la famille royale (¿). Renseignement pris, on pense généralement que M. de la Rochefoucauld serait un bon choix et qu¿il pourrait être fort utile au département ». Son correspondant ayant prévu de soutenir Odilon Barrot, Galisset écrit : « S¿il ne s¿agissait que de talent et de dévouement, je n¿aurais aucune objection à faire ; mais il s¿agit aussi de représenter votre département et il me semble convenable de choisir parmi les propriétaires qui y possèdent un bien et qui ont un intérêt par conséquent à ce qu¿il soit bien traité ». Après avoir laissé entendre que Barrot ne trouvera pas le temps de s¿occuper du département, il ajoute : « Réfléchissez-y donc bien, mon ami, et tâchez de vous ranger de notre côté pour favoriser l¿élection de monsieur de la Rochefoucauld. On dit qu¿il a insisté fortement pour que vous soyez procureur du Roi (¿) ». Le tract électoral imprimé de la Rochefoucauld est joint à la lettre. 4) LETTRE AUTOGRAPHE SIGNÉE du comte de La Rochefoucauld, adressée à M. Marchand. [Paris], le 2 octobre 1830. 1 p. in-8. En-tête des Aides-de-Camp du Roi. « Je suis très fâché (¿) de me trouver en rivalité avec [?], mais aussi pourquoi change-t-il de position ? Nous nous ferons cependant bonne guerre (¿). » Et annonce qu¿il se déplacera bientôt dans le département : « (¿) beaucoup d¿électeurs me demandant des conseils sur le candidat de l¿arrondissement ». 5) LETTRE AUTOGRAPHE SIGNÉE Galisset adressée à M. Marchand. Paris, 4 octobre 1830. 1 p. in-8. Il lui rend compte de leur déjeuner électoral. « Toutes les parties intéressées s¿y sont trouvées, et malgré vos arguments que j¿ai reproduits de mon mieux, il a été décidé que M de la Rochefoucauld devait persister à se présenter au collège de département ». Au final, Barrot sera élu député de l¿Eure par le collège de département et la Rochefoucauld dans le Loiret. Très bel ensemble !

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        Recueil De Cartes Geographiques, Plans Vues et Medailles De L`Ancienne Grèce, Relatifs Au Voyage Du Jeune Anacharsis, Precedé D`Une Analyse Critique Des Cartes.,

      Aux Deux-Ponts, Chez Sanson & Compagnie, 1791 - Text Französisch. Leder-Einband, blind geprägter Lederrücken mit Titelschildchen, Abriebs- und Stoßspuren, Buchblock solide, buntes, dekoratives Vorsatzpapier, Table des planches, Analyses Critiques Des Cartes de L`Ancienne Grèce, Dressées pour le Voyage du Jeune Anacharsis par M. Barbié du Bocage, 20 Seiten + 31 Faltkarten, vollständig und unverletzt! Stockfleckenfrei. Karte I: La Grèce et ses Isles, Karte II : Plan du Passage des Thermo-Pyles, Karte III : Plan du Combat de Salamine (2 kleine dunklere Flecken unterhalb von Salamine), Karte IV: Essai sur la Bataille de Platée, Karte V : Carte du Palus Meotide et du Pont Euxin, Karte VI : Plan du Bosphore de Thrace, Karte VII : L`Helles-Pont, Karte VIII : Plan des Environs d`Athènes, Karte IX : L`Attique, La Mégaride et partie de l`Isle d`Eubee, Karte X : Plan de l`Académie et de ses Environs, Karte XI : Plan d`une Palestre grecque d`après Vitruve, Karte XII : Plan d`Athènes, Karte XIII : Plan et Elévations des Propylées, Karte XIV : Plan du Temple de Thésée/Parthénon, Karte XV : La Phocide et la Doride, Karte XVI : Essai sur les environs de Delphes, Karte XVII : Plan d'une Maison Grecque d'apres Viruve , Karte XVIII : La Beotie, Karte XIX : La Thessalie, Karte XX : La Corinthe, la Sicyonie, La Phliasie et L'Achaie, Karte XXI : L'Elide et la Triphylie, Karte XXII : Essai sur la Topographie d'Olympie, Karte XXIII : La Messenie, Karte XXIV : La Laconie et L'Isle de Cythere, Karte XXV : Essai sur la Topographie de Sparte et de ses Environs, Karte XXVI : L'Arcadie, Karte XXVII : L'Argolide, L'Epidaurie, La rezenie, L'Hermionide, L'Isle d'Egine et la Cynurie, Karte XXVIII : Platon sur le Cap Sunium au Milieu des ses Disciples, Karte XXIX : Ancient Theatre Grec, Karte XXX : Les Cyclades, Karte XXXI : Medailles tirees du Cabinet du Roi. Der Autor der "Reisen des jungen Anacharsis" war Jean-Jacques Barthélemy, genannt Abbé Barthélemy (1716 - 1795), französischer Geistlicher, Archäologe, Literat, Numismatiker. Sein Buch "Voyage du jeune Anacharsis en Grèce dans le milieu du IVe siècle " erschien im Jahr 1788 und wurde von Jean-Denis Barbié Du Bocage (1760 - 1825), französischer Geograph, illustriert. Insgesamt ein gut erhaltener Atlas.----Le célèbre atlas complétant les " Voyage du jeune Anacharsis en Grèce dans le milieu du IVe siècle " , complet, illustré de 31 cartes intactes, pratiquement sans rousseurs, reliure basane un peu griffée mais solide.----This is the complete edition of the leather bound atlas completing the "Travels of Young Anacharsis", 31 plates, clean and without any tears, almost no foxing, altogether good condition. 21 x 25 Cm. 0,6 Kg. Gewicht in Gramm: 600 Leder Durchaus Akzeptable Altersspur [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed ("Thoüin").

      Paris, 18. VIII. 1791. - 4to. 1 p. on double leaf. To the administrators of nationalised goods. Thoüin encloses (not now present) his inventory and valuation of the trees, bushes and gardening implements contained in the garden, Rue Notre Dame des Champs, which previously belonged to the Chartreuse of Paris. He explains the basis of his evaluations. - Thoüin was born in the Jardin Royale des Plantes, Paris, where his father was the head gardener. Trained by Bernard de Jussieu, he succeeded to his father's post at an early age and, with Buffon, doubled the size of the garden. He built up an extensive correspondence network for the exchange of information and specimens. In 1784 he became a member of the Société Royale d'Agriculture, and in 1786 was elected to the Académie des Sciences. In 1793 he was appointed Professor and Administrator of the Musaeum d'Histoire Naturelle and was one of the first members appointed to the Institute on its foundation. The author of numerous botanical works, Thoüin maintained a botanical salon, in his apartments in the Jardin des Plantes which was frequented by Rousseau, Malesherbes, Bernardin de St Pierre, Faujas de St Fond, Bose and Desfontaines among other scholars and travellers. - In fine condition; with private collector's stamp.

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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 - (BINDING) 8vo. iv, [ii], 281, [1] pp. Contemporary red morocco, richly gilt in emblematic Rococco style, a.e.g., metal clasps, lacking connecting pieces [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Zauberflöte. Eine große Oper in zwey Aufzügen. Die Musik dazu ist von Herrn Wolfgang Amade Mozart, Kapellmeister, und wirklichen k.k. Kammer-Kompositeur. O.O. u. Dr. 1794. Kl. 8°. 96 S., Pbd. d. Zt. mit Rvg. u. Rsch.

      - Nicht in Goedeke.- Sehr frühes Libretto zu der am 30. September 1791 uraufgeführten Oper v. W. A. Mozart.- E. Schikaneder (1751-1812), der mit Mozart befreundet war sang bei der Uraufführung selbst den Papageno.- Etw. braunfleckig, Ebd. leicht berieben u. bestoßen.

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        Loi Relative Aux Juifs

      Paris: Clermont Ferrand, 1791. Very Good. HIGHLY IMPORTANT DOCUMENT GRANTING ALL JEWS EQUALITY OF CITITZENSHIP IN FRANCE – THE BEGINNING OF JEWISH EMANCIPATION IN MODERN HISTORY& & 1791 Proclamation Embraces Equal Rights for Ashkenazi Jews of France & & Loi Relative Aux Juifs, [Paris] France: Clermont Ferrand, December 28, 1791. Bi-folio measuring 9 1/4 inches x 7 inches. Royal coat of arms imprint across top of page with the number of the law [1425] included. Damp staining at top and lower left corner. Later hand-written date “1792” written at top. Pages clipped at top right corner, not affecting text.& & AMONG THE EARLIEST PROCLAMATIONS IN EUROPE OF EQUAL RIGHTS FOR BOTH SEPHARDI AND ASHKENAZI JEWS.& & On the eve of the French Revolution, there were approximately 40,000 Jews in France. Those of Spanish and Portuguese extraction had been living quietly among the southern population, including Bordeaux and Avignon, since the end of the 15th century. They spoke French, had become an integral part of the mercantile community and were less observant of religious ritual; in some cases pretending to be “New Christians.” The Ashkenazim, on the other hand, were concentrated in Paris and Alsace in the north of France, kept to themselves and spoke mainly Yiddish. They were considered to be “less French” than the Marranos and not equal to citizenship.& & On August 27, 1789 a newly created French National Assembly threw open the doors to the Revolution by approving “The Declaration of the Rights of Man”. Though freedom and equality were demanded of “all men” they curiously did not include Jews. It was not until six months later that King Louis XVI under political pressure issued an open letter patent granting equal rights to Jews, but only those of Sephardic extraction. In the closing days of the National Assembly, on September 27, 1791, a decree of complete emancipation for all Jews, including the Ashkenazim, was finally passed. & & Adrien Duport, one of the National Assembly members declared: “The question of the political existence of the Jews has been postponed… I demand that… a decree pass [so] that the Jews in France enjoy the privileges of full citizens.” With general applause this decree was finally passed and thus began a new epoch in Jewish history.& & “The National Assembly, considering that the conditions requisite to be a French citizen, and to become an active citizen, are fixed by the constitution, and that every man who, being duly qualified, takes the civic oath, and engages to fulfill all the duties prescribed by the constitution, has a right to all the advantages it insures;… (The National Assembly). annuls all adjournments, restrictions, and exceptions, contained in the preceding decrees, affecting individuals of the Jewish persuasion, who shall take the civic oath, which shall be considered as a renunciation of all privileges granted in their favor.”& & Thus began the “official” welcoming of Jews into the realm of modern European history as full and equal citizens.&

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      J. Sibbald, Edinburgh 1791 - Contemporary full calf with red morocco titles and black number labels [number label for volume 2 is lacking; only the impression remains]; bindings have discreet archival hinge repair and tightening; all 12 Rowlandson engravings are present; a nice, presentable copy. Very Good binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beschreibung des Morgenlandes und einiger andern Länder. Erster Theil von Egypten. Dritte Theil von den Griechischen Inseln des Archipelagus, Kleinasien, Thracien Griechenland u. einigen Theilen von Europa. Zwote Auflage nach der englischen Grundschrift genau durchgesehen und verbessert von M. Johann Friedrich Breyer. und mit Anmerkungen erläutert von D. Johann Christian Daniel Schreber

      Waltherschen Buchhandlung 1791-1792, Erlangen - Three volumes (lacking one plate). Quarto. Vol. I: [16], XXXII, 428pp. of text followed by 75 [plus 2 text fold-outs] plates. Vol. II: [8], 392pp. of text followed by 36 plates. Vol. III: [8], 408pp. of text followed by 66 plates. Contemporary three-quarter vellum over decorative paper covered boards. Gold-tooling and gold lettering on spines. Brown and red title-labels. Deckled fore and bottom edges. Engraved half-title page in each volume. Also contains decorative initials along with head and tailpieces. Remarkable work containing an extensive description of Pococke's travels to Egypt (Vol. I), Palestine, Syria, Mesopotamia, Cyprus, Crete, and the Greek archipelago (Vol. II), and the Near East, Thrace and Greece (Vol. III). Each volume profusely illustrated with folding copperplate engravings, including maps, plans, views of temples, pyramids, tombs, antiquities, plants, animals, and people. Total of 177 plates plus two fold-out text leaves in vol. I, not noted in index. Vol. I lists 76 plates in index but was published with 75 only (plate XXXIII not present, Index states "Ist überzählet"). Plates LXIII, LXXXIX & XLIII in vol. III bound out of sequence. Lacking plate LXIV in same volume. Richard Pococke was an English anthropologist and prelate who started his career as vicar-general of the dioceses Waterford and Lismore. His fascination with the Near East born out of his biblical studies led him to spend four years traveling through these lands. He arrived in Egypt in 1737 where he visited Thebes, Memphis, Dendera and Philae. Further travels took him to Jerusalem and Balbec. He also visited Cyprus, Crete, parts of Asia Minor and Greece. On his way back, in 1741, he explored the Mer de Glace in the valley near Chamonix. An account of this expedition appeared in 1743, and Pococke came to be regarded as the pioneer of Alpine travel. Pococke later resumed his ecclesiastical career, taking the position of Bishop of Ossory in 1756. Pococke's work on the Near East was an international success in the late eighteenth century and was translated into German, Dutch and French. This edition contains the German translation by D. Johann Friedrich Breyer, who taught logic and metaphysics at Erlangen, and the naturalist Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber. Text in German with Gothic script. Some age wear and staining on vellum. Wear to parts of edges on boards. Red title-label on vol. III smudged and stained due to damp exposure, slightly extending into vellum. Top corners of same volume bumped, not affecting leaves. Sporadic foxing and age-toning throughout. Bindings in overall good-, interior in good+ condition. From title page: "Neue Ausgabe nach der englischen Grundschrift genau durchgesehen und verbessert von D. Johann Friedrich Breyer.und mit Anmerkungen erläutert von D. Johann Christian Daniel Schreber." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Antiquities of London and its Environs. Dedicated to Sir James Winter Lake, Bart. F. S. A. Containing views of Houses, Monuments, Statues, and other curious remains of Antiquity; engraved from the original subjects and from Original Drawings, Communicated by several Members of the Society of Antiquaries: With Remarks and References to the Historical Works of PENNANT, LYSONS, Stowe, Weaver, Camden, Maitland, &c.

      J. Sewell Cornhill and others. London. -1800. Large 4to 1791 - Engraved title and 96 plates [94 engraved of which no.73 is printed in bistre and 2 lithographed tinted plates] PLUS a sheet at the end with Directions to Binder. Later half calf and marbled boards, newly rebacked, uncut, title foxed and plates with marginal foxing more especially at the ends, plate 38 with a small ink blot in the fore-edge margin, plate 40 bound in upside down, the plates neatly numbered in pencil in an early hand, overall a good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DICTIONNAIRE RAISONNE UNIVERSEL D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE, CONTENANT L'HISTOIRE DES ANIMAUX, DES VEGETAUX ET DES MINERAUX, ET CELLE DES CORPS CELESTES, DES METEORES, ET DES AUTRES PRINCIPAUX PHENOMENES DE LA NATURE ; Avec l'histoire des trois règnes, et le détail des usages de leurs productions dans la médecine, dans l'Economie domestique et champêtre, et dans les Arts et Métiers.

      - Lyon, Bruyset Frères, 1791. 13x20,5 cm. Ouvrage en 15 volumes, orné de 1 petite gravure au début du premier volume et de 14 petites vignettes. Reliures de l'époque en demi-basane. Plats recouverts de papier beige. Dos lisse orné de bandes dorées. Titre sur pièces de couleur beige. Tomaison sur pièces de couleur verte. Quelques déchirures dans les marges du tome 1. Petites rousseurs et taches éparses, cependant papier globalement propre. Accrocs au dos des tomes 2, 4, 8, et 15, et petits travaux de vers sans gravité, notamment aux tomes 1, 4, 8, et 12. Reliures frottées et quelque-peu défraîchies, cependant ensemble solide. Bon exemplaire de travail.

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        Les Amours de Psyché et de Cupidon

      Defer de Maisonneuve. de L'imprimerie de P. FR. Didot Jeune 1791 - In-4 relié, plein veau blond raciné, petite guirlande dorée en encadrement, dos lisse orné, piece de titre de maroquin vert, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque), 4 figures hors-texte en couleurs d'après SCHALL, intéressant car un des TOUT PREMIER livres de l'époque présentant des gravures en couleurs pour la première fois non coloriées à la main. De plus notre exemplaire présente en fin d'ouvrage le prospectus annonçant la parution courant 1792 du Paradis Perdu de Milton, 'on ne paie rien d'avance, l'édition sera livrée toute satinée'. Reliure en état correct mais frottée, quelques rousseurs (pas sur les pages gravées). Schall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      PANCKOUCKE 1791 - R300001443: 848 pages. Titre doré sur pièce de titre verte. Caissons dorés. BAB à CEN. Dos à 5 nerfs. Encyclopédie méthodique, ou par ordre des matières : par une société de gens de lettres, de savans, et d'artistes. In-4 Relié plein cuir. Bon état. 2ème plat abîmé. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 630-Agriculture et techniques connexes [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mémoire sur un nouveau passage de la mer du Nord à la mer du Sud.

      - Paris, Imprimerie de Didot fils aîné, 1791. In-8, cartonnage marbré ancien à la Bradel, pièce de titre de maroquin bordeaux (rel. moderne Laurenchet), (4), 70 p. (la carte manque). Edition originale. "Projet visionnaire comprenant deux mémoires de Martin de La Bastide, publiés après les démarches infructueuses de sa part auprès de la cour d'Espagne en 1780 pour la réalisation d'un canal à travers l'isthme de Panama ou de Darien. La Bastide plaide en faveur des énormes avantages que "l'Europe commerçante" pourrait tirer de l'ouverture d'un passage entre les deux mers, et fait un exposé méthodique du tracé géographique pour la jonction des mers, des moyens à employer pour y parvenir. Il analyse l'utilité pour le commerce des colonies espagnoles et pour le "commerce universel". A la fin du premier mémoire, La Bastide transcrit une note de Laborde dans laquelle ce dernier lui reconnaît la priorité sur ce projet. Le second mémoire s'intitule : ‘Réflexions sur les rapports de la communication de la mer du Nord à la mer du sud, par le lac de Nicaragua, avec l'établissement permis aux anglois par leur dernier traité avec l'Espagne’. Ce traité donnait aux anglais la liberté de s'établir et de naviguer depuis la baie de Nootka jusqu'au cap Mendocino" (Vente Zoummeroff, n°95). (France Littéraire, IV. p 324. Polak, 4909. Sabin, 38408). Manque la carte dépliante. Bon exemplaire, bien relié, frais. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The life of Samuel Johnson. First edition, second issue.

      Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, London 1791 - The Most Famous Biography in EnglishBoswell, James (1740-95). The life of Samuel Johnson LL.D., comprehending an account of his studies and numerous works, in chronological order; a series of his epistolary correspondence and conversations with many eminent persons; and various original pieces of his composition, never before published. . . . 2 vols., 4to. xii [16], 516; [2], 588 [i.e., 586]pp. 6 cancel leaves: Vol. I, Mm4, Qq3; Vol. II, E3, Oo4, Zz1, Eee2. Stipple-engraved frontispiece portrait by J. Heath after Sir Joshua Reynolds, 2 engraved plates in Vol. II. London: Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1791. 277 x 214 mm. Mottled calf, gilt spines c. 1791, skillfully rebacked retaining the original spines; preserved in quarter morocco drop-back box with gilt spine by Winstanley. A fine, crisp set. First Edition, second issue, with the correct reading "give" in the couplet on p. 135 in Vol. I. "The first edition was published in two quarto volumes in an edition of 1700 copies. The Life of Johnson was written on a scale practically unknown to biographers before Boswell. It is a full-length portrait with all the blotches and pimples revealed. . . . Wherever English is spoken, it has become a veritable sacred book and has pervaded English life and thought in the same way that the Bible, Shakespeare and Bunyan have done. [Boswell] is a dramatic and descriptive artist of the first order" (Seccombe, The Age of Johnson). Grolier English 100, p. 130. Courtney & Smith, Bibl. Samuel Johnson, pp. 172-73. Pottle 79. Rothschild 463. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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