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        Storia Naturale generale e particolare

      Dalle Stampe di Antonio Zatta, VENEZIA 1791 - ITALIANO Tomo XVII ad argomento specifico indicato al frontespizio, monografia rilegata a tutta pergamena con titoli in doppio tassello al dorso, coperta imbrunita con grande macchia nera al piatto anteriore, piccoli aloni diffusi, taglio frastagliato, pagine annerite con fioriture sparse, aloni diffusi ai margini delle pagine, al frontespizio marca tipografica illustrata e riferimento ad approbatio, testo su colonna con copiose note a piè di pagina

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        Two treaties between the Russian Empire and Sweden concluding the Russo-Swedish War of 1788-1790: the Treaty of Värälä (Traité de Paix, 1790) and the peaceful defense alliance treaty (Traité d'Alliance defensive entre la Russie et la Suede, 1791)

      [St. Petersburg]: [Imperial Printing Office], 1791. Folios (30 × 20.2 and 29.5 × 20.6 cm). Paper spine strips; 10 and 20 pp. Text in Russian and French in facing columns. Both treaties issued without separate title leaves. Very good copies; old horizontal crease; first and last leaves lightly soiled. First and only edition of two peace treaties between Catherine the Great of Russia and Sweden, which concluded the Russo-Swedish War of 1788-1790. The treaty of Värälä, signed on August 14, 1790 by Catherine's representative Otto Heinrich Igelström and Gustav III's proxy Gustaf Mauritz Armfelt Armfelt, effectively restored the pre-war status quo and barred Russia from interfering in Swedish interior affairs, which had been one of the reasons Gustav III -- a cousin of Catherine the Great -- declared war on Russia in 1788. After initial defeats, Sweden was able to destroy nearly one third of the Russian fleet at sea. The second treaty, signed on October 19, 1791 at Drottningholm outside Stockholm, established a close military alliance between Sweden and the Russian Empire, with each power pledging active support and Catherine agreeing to pay Sweden yearly subsidies. As it was signed with a keen eye toward the French Revolution, the treaty can be seen as a predecessor to the War of the First Coalition of 1792-1797, although neither Russia nor Sweden participated in the latter. Both documents open with a formal declaration by Catherine, followed by the articles of the treaties. Not in Bitovt. KVK, OCLC show the copies of each at SUB Göttingen, with an additional copy of the 1790 and 1791 treaties at Ohio State and Strasbourg respectively.

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        Extracts of Letters from Arthur Phillip Esq. Governor of New South Wales, to Lord Sydney; to which is annexed a Description of Norfolk Island, by Philip Gidley King, Esq., and an Account of Expences incurred in transporting Convicts to New South Wales.

      London: J. Debrett, 1791. Quarto, [ii],, 26 pp.; an excellent copy in half morocco over marbled boards by Bayntun of Bath, spine banded and lettered in gilt. One of the rarest of First Fleet books: 'there is keen competition among collectors when a copy turns up' (Wantrup). This was the first public printing of Governor Phillip's letters to the government: reporting on the state and prospects of the new colony in New South Wales, these letters and despatches continued the story of settlement after the events described in Phillip's Voyage... to Botany Bay of 1789.As with many eighteenth-century books, Phillip's Voyage had actually been prepared by an anonymous editor who had access to Phillip's despatches, along with the journals of other commanding officers, Lieutenant Shortland, Lieutenant Watts and Captain Marshall. The published account was so successful that London publishers realised that there was healthy demand for material on the new colony, and when some additional letters were published in a House of Commons paper, the London publisher John Debrett reprinted them in this form. Debrett had published White's Journal in 1790, and was the competitor of John Stockdale, who had published Phillip's Voyage; perhaps Debrett was able to take advantage of his position as the official publisher of the Parliamentary Register to get the jump on his competitor. Although the parliamentary paper appeared a little earlier, most collectors in fact prefer the Debrett edition because the text is printed in much the same grand style as the books of Phillip and White. The following year Debrett continued the series of publications based on the parliamentary papers by issuing Copies and Extracts of Letters.The book uses three despatches from Phillip to Lord Sydney as well as an important description of Norfolk Island by Philip Gidley King to continue the story of settlement after the events described in Phillip's official account. It provides an insight into the early stages of the colony, with some attention being paid to the founding of Rose Hill where a 'very industrious man' (i.e. James Ruse) and one hundred convicts were cultivating the land. Phillip's assessment of New South Wales is robust and positive, and he asserts that 'a finer or more healthy climate is not to be found in any part of the world'. Indeed, he seems particularly pleased to report that while there have been seventy-seven deaths (including seven executions) since their arrival, that this has been balanced by eighty-seven newly-born children.Appended to the letters of Phillip is King's despatch from Norfolk Island, which gives a positive assessment of the successful cultivation of crops such as wheat, barley, corn and sugar cane; although he does note in some exasperation that repeated attempts to work the flax plant have failed, and that 'until a native of New Zealand can be carried' thence, they may never succeed. Provenance: H. Mackenzie-Begg, with bookplate; private collection (Sydney). Some very mild browning to title-page and final page.

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        Sobranie uchrezhdenii i predpisanii, kasatel'no vospitaniia, v Rossii, oboego pola blagorodnogo i meshchanskogo junoshestva; S prochimi v pol'zhu obshchestva ustanovleniiami (Tom I). Sobranie raznykh izvestii Imperatorskogo Vospitatel'nogo doma kasatel'no ssudnoi i sokhrannoi kazen. Izdanie k Udovol'stviiu obshchestva sluzhashchee (Tom II). Izdanie Imperatorskogo Vospitatel'nogo Doma, k Pol'ze obshchestva sluzhashchee (Tom III)

      St. Petersburg: V Tipografii I. K. Shnora, 1791. Quartos (25.8 × 20 cm and 27 × 22 cm). Contemporary full red calf with green spine label and decorative embossing to boards and gilt edges; volumes II and III in mid-nineteenth-century half-calf with gilt spine titles. Vol. I: XLIX (mistakenly given as XLVIX!), [2], 479, [6] pp.; five folding plates, mounted to cloth, and one folding chart in facsimile (after p. 336); engraved frontis, title page, and 41 vignettes throughout the text (Bitovt calls for 39!). Vol. II: 288, [5] pp.; engraved frontis and title page. Vol. III: 183, [5] pp.; engraved title page, one vignette in the text, and three leaves of plates bound after. Bindings rubbed; volume I worn at head of spine; volumes II and III internally very good, with wide uncut margins, save for small restauration to lower corner of frontis, one larger ink stain, and occasional faint smudges; in volume I, a few leaves with illustrations appear to have been removed early on for reproductions, and later returned with some wear and light fading to the ink (nevertheless, all three volumes collate as complete). All three volumes with the bookplate of Martin Winkler, and vols. I and III with the bookstore label of Gubar and Volkov in St. Petersburg. A complete set in three volumes of this extensive collection of Betskoi's pedagogical projects and writings on various topics, all presented and some implemented under the rule of Catherine the Great. Volume I contains Betskoi's plan for the Moscow orphanage, for his commercial school (Kommercheskoe uchilishche), as well as a general theory of pedagogy. Volume two gathers official reports on the orphanage from various years. Volume three contains essays on infectious wounds, on vaccinating against smallpox, as well as a work on Russian steam baths ("O parnykh rossiiskikh baniakh"), accompanied by three illustrations on contructing such saunas. With engraved title pages by Johann Christoph Nabholz (1752-1797), vignettes by Nabholz, Kh. G. Shenberg, and E. I. Koshkin based on drawings by Nabholz, P. Sokolov, and I. F. Tupilev. Ivan Betskoi (1704-1795) was a Russian public official, school reformer and intellectual who played a key role in institutionalizing enlightenment ideas in eighteenth-century Russia. He served as president of the Academy of Sciences, was Catherine's informal advisor on education, and implemented numerous educational projects. Schooled abroad, Betskoi was influenced by Rousseau and Locke, published treatises on pedagogical questions, and proposed a new system of general education intended to shape new citizens of the Russian Empire. A rare reference work on the Russian Enlightenment and the institutions it gave rise to. For its elaborately engraved title pages, frontis portraits, and smaller gravures throughout, this edition is considered one of the finest monument of eighteenth-century Russian printing. Iurii Gerchuk notes that its grand illustrations and allegorical engravings served to enshrine the memory of Catherine the Great's beneficial reforms. "The title page engraved by I. Ch. Nabholz ... is reminiscent of a massive commemorative plaque entwined by laurel and oak branches" (see the discussion in Gerchuk, Iskusstvo pechatnoi knigi v Rossii , XVI-XXI vekov, pp. 124-125). From the collection of the historian and icon collector Martin E. Winkler (1893-1982). Sopikov 11039. Svodnyi katalog 555. Bitovt 2248 ("very rare"). We locate no auction records in the West and no records of any complete sets in the Russian trade. KVK, OCLC show complete sets at Clemson University, Harvard, and NYPL.

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        Extracts of Letters from Arthur Phillip Esq. Governor of New South Wales, to Lord Sydney; to which is annexed a Description of Norfolk Island, by Philip Gidley King, Esq., and an Account of Expences incurred in transporting Convicts to New South Wales

      London: J. Debrett, 1791. Some very mild browning to title-page and final page.. Quarto, [ii],, 26 pp.; an excellent copy in half morocco over marbled boards by Bayntun of Bath, spine banded and lettered in gilt. One of the rarest of First Fleet books: 'there is keen competition among collectors when a copy turns up' (Wantrup). This was the first public printing of Governor Phillip's letters to the government: reporting on the state and prospects of the new colony in New South Wales, these letters and despatches continued the story of settlement after the events described in Phillip's Voyage... to Botany Bay of 1789.As with many eighteenth-century books, Phillip's Voyage had actually been prepared by an anonymous editor who had access to Phillip's despatches, along with the journals of other commanding officers, Lieutenant Shortland, Lieutenant Watts and Captain Marshall. The published account was so successful that London publishers realised that there was healthy demand for material on the new colony, and when some additional letters were published in a House of Commons paper, the London publisher John Debrett reprinted them in this form. Debrett had published White's Journal in 1790, and was the competitor of John Stockdale, who had published Phillip's Voyage; perhaps Debrett was able to take advantage of his position as the official publisher of the Parliamentary Register to get the jump on his competitor. Although the parliamentary paper appeared a little earlier, most collectors in fact prefer the Debrett edition because the text is printed in much the same grand style as the books of Phillip and White. The following year Debrett continued the series of publications based on the parliamentary papers by issuing Copies and Extracts of Letters.The book uses three despatches from Phillip to Lord Sydney as well as an important description of Norfolk Island by Philip Gidley King to continue the story of settlement after the events described in Phillip's official account. It provides an insight into the early stages of the colony, with some attention being paid to the founding of Rose Hill where a 'very industrious man' (i.e. James Ruse) and one hundred convicts were cultivating the land. Phillip's assessment of New South Wales is robust and positive, and he asserts that 'a finer or more healthy climate is not to be found in any part of the world'. Indeed, he seems particularly pleased to report that while there have been seventy-seven deaths (including seven executions) since their arrival, that this has been balanced by eighty-seven newly-born children.Appended to the letters of Phillip is King's despatch from Norfolk Island, which gives a positive assessment of the successful cultivation of crops such as wheat, barley, corn and sugar cane; although he does note in some exasperation that repeated attempts to work the flax plant have failed, and that 'until a native of New Zealand can be carried' thence, they may never succeed. Provenance: H. Mackenzie-Begg, with bookplate; private collection (Sydney).

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        Voyage sur le Rhin, depuis Mayence jusqu`a Dusseldorf. (Trad. par A.L.B. Robineau).

      Neuwied, Soc. Typographique, 1791. 2 Tle. in 1 Bd. 20 x 12 cm. Titel, 180 S., (3)- 174 S. Mit 11 gestoch. gefalt. Ansichten nach J.D. Cranz und 2 gestoch. mehrf. gefalt. Rheinlaufkarten von Cöntgen. Etwas späterer HLdr. mit Rsch. und Rvergoldung. Vgl. Engelmann 815 (dt. Ausgabe); Schmitt 145; Barbier und Holzmann-Bohatta nennen den Übersetzer als Verfasser. - Erste (illustrierte) französische Ausgabe. \"Übersetzung der erstmals 1789/90 veröffentlichten `Reise auf dem Rhein` von Joseph Gregor Lang. Wie diese erschien auch die französische Fassung anonym. Gefertigt hat sie - mit einigen Abweichungen und Ergänzungen - der in Neuwied lebende Emigrant Alexandre Louis Bertrand Robineau. Neu ist die Illustrierung mit 11 Kupferstichen, die größtenteils auf Vorzeichnungen von J.D. Cranz zurückgehen dürfte. Übernommen ist dagegen die von Cöntgen gestochene zweiteilige Rheinkarte\" (Schmitt). - Mit reizvollen, romantischen, fein radierten Ansichten von Bonn (3), Düsseldorf, Koblenz, Köln (Gesamtansicht und Dom mit Grundriß), Mainz (2), Neuwied mit Siebengebirge. - Einband etwas bestoßen, das Kapital oben leicht lädiert. Titel gestempelt, eine Tafel mit einem professionell restaurierten Einriss, sowie weitere Tafeln mit kleinen restaurierten Randeinrissen, papierbedingt einheitlich gebräunt. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Rheinland-Pfalz - Saarland, Illustrierte Bücher, Landkarten

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        Sur l'administration.(Paris), s.e., 1791.

      (Paris), s.e. 1791 - Cm. 21, pp. (4) 502 (2) + 6 (2) di appendice. Solida leg. ottocentesca in mezza perg. con titoli e filetti impressi al dorso. Esemplare marginoso ed ottimamente conservato. Jacques Necker (1732-1804), celebre economista ginevrino, fu ministro delle Finanze di Luigi XVI e ricoprì numerosi incarichi politici di primissimo piano, non riuscendo però a coniugare le sue grandi qualità di economista ad un dinamico pragmatismo politico. Quest'mportante saggio si pone come fonte di primaria importanza per quanto riguarda la storia amministrativa ed economica della Francia pre-rivoluzionaria. Edizione verosimilmente originale, comunque differente dalle altre in formato minore uscite nello stesso anno e contraddistinta dalla presenza delle 6 pagine numerate di appendice e della carta bianca finale spesso mancanti. Cfr. Cat. Einaudi, 4110, per un esemplare della stessa edizione, però mancante dell'appendice; Kvk. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire généalogique des branches de la maison de Béthune, existantes en Flandre et en Artois, et connues pendant plusieurs siècles sous le nom de Desplanques, justifiée par preuves mises en ordre par Mr. l'abbé Douay. Pour servir de supplément à la généalogie de la Maison de Béthune, dressée par André Du Chesne, en 1639, et imprimée en un vol. in folio avec gravures.

      Paris, 1783 (1791), - Deux parties en un vol. in-folio, [2] ff. n. ch. (titre, dédicace au prince Eugène-François-Léon de Béthune-Hesdigneul), VII-110-[6]-[242] pp. mal chiffrées 228 (il ya des ff. bissés : 5, 97, 129, 151, 153 et 179), avec des armes et portraits dans le texte, un tableau généalogique à double page, et 4 planches ou tableaux dépliants (compris dans la numérotation de la première partie) vélin rigide, dos lisse, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Déch. à une pl. dépl. Bon exemplaire. Unique édition de cet ouvrage très rare et complexe, dont on peut reconstituer ainsi l'histoire : l'abbé Douay, historiographe attaché à la maison de Béthune, avait rédigé un manuscrit couvrant toutes les branches de la famille, et la publication imprimée devait comporter quatre parties. L'impression commença en 1783, qui est la date du titre de tous les exemplaires, mais elle fut interrompue par la mort de l'auteur, survenue en 1791, et surtout par les événements politiques, peu favorables à une telle publication. Aussi ne put-elle être reprise qu'après la Révolution par le comte Félix de Béthune, et ce de 1802 à 1819, date qui est celle des derniers documents de la partie justificative quand elle est complète, et qui doit être considérée comme la vraie date de sortie de l'ouvrage, au demeurant confidentiel, et réservé à la famille de Béthune. Entre temps, le grand projet de l'abbé Douay avait dû être revu, et seule la première partie de son travail fut livrée aux presses, celle qui concerne les marquis d'Hesdigneul. Les trois autres sont restées manuscrites. La collation de ce texte est particulièrement difficile en raison : 1. De la date de clôture des exemplaires, qui n'est pas la même (ici 1791, soit la date du dernier document). - 2. Des systèmes différents adoptés pour tenir compte des insertions de planches (généralement ne rompant pas la numérotation) et des insertions de feuillets (dans la seconde partie, celle des preuves). Ces deux facteurs expliquent que nombre de descriptions, voire d'exemplaires, divergent : en l'état actuel, aucun exemplaire connu ne présente absolument la même collation, en dépit d'un canevas général identique. Ici manquent très normalement les ajouts de 1800 à 1819, et notamment les pp. 111-162 de la première partie que l'on trouve dans certains exemplaires, ce qui prive d'ailleurs de l'iconographie la plus intéressante de l'ouvrage. En effet, il s'agit de l'un des rares livres abondamment illustrés par des portraits au physionotrace, procédé inventé par Gilles-Louis Chrétien et développé par Edme Quenedey. Ce sont ces deux signatures que l'on retrouve sous les 15 portraits répertoriés dans l'ouvrage : on les trouvera aux pp. 131, 136, 140, 141, 145, 150, 155 et 159 de la première partie (historique). Ils sont datés de 1800 à 1807, et portent généralement l'indication assez précieuse de l'endroit de Paris où on a procédé au "tirage", cet ancêtre des procédés mécaniques de reproduction des images se pratiquant à l'aide d'un instrument appelé pantographe. Saffroy III, 36365. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Sur l'Administration. Paris.

      Hotel de Thou 1791 - First Edition. 8vo, [iv], 480pp, contemporary mottled calf [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Etudes de la nature-complet en quatre volumes-

      chez P.F. Didot le jeune et Maquignon l'aine, Paris 1791 - Quatre volumes ,reliure cuir basane,dos cuir,filets dores.Titre et tomaison sur fond rouge.Les 4 vol.sont dates de 1791.1er vol.1 gravure en frontispice,1 carte depliante representant l'hemisphere atlantique,avis(XXIV),499 p.table(1).2eme vol.3 planches depliantes,510 p.3eme vol.492 p.approbations et privilege (3).4eme vol.426 p.Approbations et privilege (5).Bel ensemble.Poids 1,3 kg.Format 16,5 x 10,5 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        S.T.

      S.E. LATINO 2,93 Missale Romanum anepigrafo in octavo, pregiata ed elegante legatura in velluto rosso con angolature in rilievo ed inserti metallici a chiudere, al centro di ambedue i piatti fregio metallico in rilievo, l'opera è una raccolta liturgica in latino da considerarsi successiva al 1791 poichè questa è la data dell'ultimo messale qui raccolto, notevoli le condizioni generali del volume, pagine ben conservate con ristretto numero di fioriture, nessun segno d'uso, corpo tipografico eterogeneo a caratteri rossi e neri, testo su una e due colonne, numerose capolettera in cornice a carattere fiorito ed allegorico, messali datati, fascicoli segnati in romano e richiami presenti USATO

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        POR QUANTO Habiendose dado cuenta à S.M. sobre diversas solicitudes de los PLATEROS, BATIOJAS y TIRADORES DE ORO.

      Mexico 9 de Junio de 1791. - Affiche in-folio. TRES RARE AFFICHE imprimée à Mexico, contenant diverses dispositions concernant ces professions en rapport avec l'OR, l'ARGENT (Bijouterie, Monnaie, etc).

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        The Iliad and Odyssey of Homer, Translated into English Blank Verse. By W. Cowper.

      London: Printed for J. Johnson. 1791 - FIRST EDITION OF THIS TRANSLATION. 2 volumes. 4to, 293 x 224 mms., pp. xvii [xviii blank, xix - xxvi list of subscribers, xxvii Errata, xxviii blank], 658;[iv], 483 [484 blank], contemporary calf, red leather labels; joints cracked with rear joint of volume 2 tender, other general wear to binding, with various nicks and scratches but a goodish copy, with the bookplate of Alfred A. Johnston on the front paste-down end-paper of each volume. Cowper (1731 - 1800) spent six years preparing this translation, because he had found Pope's translation to be unfaithful to the original. He worked steadily at his task translating 40 lines a day, and by 13 January 1786, he had completed a draft of the Iliad. Interrupted by llness and other distractions, he was unable to continue his work until 1787, and he sent his completed manuscript to Johnson in September, 1790. Johnson paid him £1000 for the translation. Reviews were mixed. John Parsons in The Monthly Review was displeased with Cowper's "passive and unlimited obedience to his author," adding that th "giant strength of Homer" was somtimes subverted by the "feebleness of a pygmy." The Monthly Review, or at least its reviewer, revised that opinion in 1797, when it reviewed Gilbert Wakefield's edition of Pope's Home, stating that Cowper's translation had "superiority over all its predecessors." Russell 276. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fundamento del vigor y elegancia de la lengua Castellana,

      Madrid: en la imprenta de la viuda de Ibarra,, 1791. expuesto en el proprio y vario uso de sus particulas por el presbítero... impreso á expensas de la Real Academia Española, á quien le dedica el autor. 2 volumes, octavo (204 x 133 mm). Contemporary Spanish tree sheep, gilt banded smooth spines, red labels, red edges, marbled endpapers. Extra-illustrated (rather incongruously) with an engraved frontispiece of the tombstone of admiral Jules Dumont d'Urville, folding engraved map of Congo and Angola in volume I, smaller folding engraved map of Mozambique in vol. II (both after Thomas Edward Bowditch and dated 1822). Library stamps of Bibliotheca Regia Hannoverana and Gorky Library on verso of title pages (Gorky Library again on pp. 17 of each volume), accession number in gutter of vol. I title (showing through from verso of title in vol. II). Some wear to corners, label and head of spine to vol. II slightly abraded, a handful of leaves in vol. I with marginal paper flaws. A very good copy. First edition of this important work on the Castilian language, issued by the widow of Joaquín Ibarra, founder of one of the great printing houses of the 18th century and responsible for the superb 1780 quarto edition of Don Quixote. Castilian was the language of Cervantes and Garces quotes liberally from Don Quixote in highlighting the "vigor y elegencia" of castellano. Quixote's English translator Thomas Roscoe praised the linguist's work in his life of Cervantes (1839), referring to him as the "accomplished and erudite Garces". Born in Aragon, Garces (1733-1805) became a Jesuit in 1749 but following the suppression of the Society of Jesus in 1767 settled in Italy; the American Hispanist George Ticknor noted that he composed the Fundamento while in exile at Ferrara, before returning to Spain in 1798. Thinly represented in British and Irish institutional libraries, Copac cites British Library, Cambridge, Oxford, London Library only. An appealing copy in a period binding.

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        Laws of the State of North-Carolina. Published ... by James Iredell

      1791. NORTH CAROLINA. LAWS. Laws of the State of North-Carolina. Published ... by James Iredell. Edenton: Hodge & Wills, 1791. Folio. [4], 712, xxi, [3] p. Modern calf-backed marbled boards, very skillfully executed in period style. Short marginal tear on 6L2, edges of title darkened from leather turn-ins, expected light foxing and toning, but a very good copy, in a correct period-style binding. A compilation of all the laws of North Carolina from 1715 through 1790, assembled by the noted North Carolina jurist James Iredell. Includes an extensive index. Evans 23641; Tower 639.

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        Assemblée Nationale et Commune de Paris, par suite du journal intitulé : Versailles et Paris.

      [Paris], Imprimerie du Journal, rue du Foin Saint-Jacques 1791 - 89 (sur 91) livraisons en un vol. in-8, pagination multiple, typographie en petit corps, demi-basane fauve, dos à nerfs cloisonné et fleuronné, mention "La Loi et le Roi" dans un cartouche lauré poussé en queue du dos, tranches mouchetées de rouge (reliure de l'époque). Coins abîmés. Regroupe les livraisons d'un trimestre de ce périodique, du numéro 692 (1er juillet 1791) au numéro 783 (30 septembre 1791), à l'exception des numéros 719 (28 juillet) et 759 (6 septembre), manquants. Il y a en plus deux Suppléments, un pour le numéro 722, un pour le numéro 782. Cette feuille subit quantité de métamorphoses, tant dans son titre que dans son administration : son objet était de donner un compte-rendu quotidien des séances des Etats-Généraux (puis Assemblée Nationale), et ce fut successivement : 1. Versailles et Paris, ou Rapport très exact des séances de l'Assemblée Nationale et des Communes de Paris (1er août - 19 octobre 1789). - 2. Assemblée Nationale et Commune de Paris (20 octobre 1789 - 21 septembre 1792, avec de multiples sous-variantes). - 3. Journal de Perlet (1792-1797, avec également des variantes). Ce qui complique encore l'affaire, c'est qu'il exista une feuille rivale, sans doute due à une scission entre Perlet et ses collaborateurs, presque identique dans son titre, Assemblée Nationale et Commune de Paris, ou Rapport très-exact des séances de l'Assemblée Nationale et des Communes de Paris (9 décembre 1789 - 1er octobre 791), qui se transforma le 2 octobre 1791 en Auditeur National, ce dernier subsistant jusqu'au 28 nivôse an VIII [18 janvier 1800]. L'adresse où était imprimé notre exemplaire (rue du Foin Saint-Jacques) suggère que l'on a ici affaire au journal rival (celui de Perlet paraissait chez Cuchet, rue Serpente). Rare exemple de reliure révolutionnaire avec la mention La Loi et le Roi frappé au dos. Hatin, pp. 152-153. Martin & Walter, Journaux, 683. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        La Constitution Francoise; Presentee au Roi par l'Assemblee Nationale, le 3 Septembre 1791. Second Edition

      De l'Imprimerie de Baudouin [and] Chez J. Debrett dans Piccadilly, Paris [and] London 1791 - ?Original sewn self-wraps, disbound, a good clean copy; 78 pages The second edition of seemingly the sole printing in French in the English speaking world of France's first constitution, containing as its preface the Declaration of the Rights of Man adopted in 1789, with Louis XVI's acceptance appended [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson,

      London: by Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly,, 1791. Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order… The Whole Exhibiting a View of Literature and Literary Men in Great Britain for Near a Century During Which He Flourished. In Two Volumes. 2 volumes, quarto (271 × 212 mm). Contemporary tree calf professionally refurbished at joints and head of spines, richly gilt spines, red and green morocco twin labels. Housed in custom-made brown cloth slipcases. Portrait frontispiece engraved by James Heath after Sir Joshua Reynolds, 2 engraved facsimile plates by H. Shepherd. Closed-tear across 2G2 in vol. I, a number of simple marginal marks in pencil. A very good copy. First edition of the most famous biography in any language. The immense task of compiling the thousands of notes Boswell had recorded on "the great man's talk, habits and opinions" was begun after Johnson's death in 1784. Made up of trifling incidents as well as the significant events in Johnson's life, the work remains a masterpiece of portraiture. "Homer is not more decidedly the first of heroic poets, Shakespeare is not more decidedly the first of dramatists, Demosthenes is not more decidedly the first of orators, than Boswell is the first of biographers" (Macaulay). Boswell's reputation was further enhanced by the discovery in the early part of the 20th century of the Boswell Papers, which were stored in the Malahide Castle of Ireland for generations. What resulted from this discovery was the revelation of Boswell as an extraordinary personality in his own right; a far more complex, eccentric genius than the mere recorder of Johnson's conversations. This copy has p. 135, vol. 1, in the corrected state, reading "give". This is not an issue point for the whole book; some copies read "gve", but the correction was made in the press, and 1,750 copies with either state were available on publication day, 16 May 1791 (800 were sold in the first two weeks). A very attractive copy in a superior and very smart period binding.

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        LETTER DESCRIBING THE PURSUIT AND DEFEAT OF DELAWARE RAIDING PARTY BY A FAMOUS "INDIAN FIGHTER" AND HIS BAND OF RANGERS; Stampless folded-letter from Captain "Indian" Van Swearingen at his fort near Wellsburg, [West] Virginia to his cousin, Captain Josiah Swearingen in Berkeley County [West] Virginia

      Wellsburg, [West] Virginia 1791 - This two-page letter with separate folded-cover measures 7.75" x 12.75". Both the letter and the cover are dated 17 March 1797. The cover is addressed to "Capt. Josiah Swearingen / Berkeley County / Virginia" and "Hon. Pn. Mr. / Van Swearingen" is written in the lower left corner. Docketing, in various hands, on the envelope includes: "Van Swearingen / 17th March 1791 / J Swearingen," "Examined" (twice), and "Capt Van Swearingen / 1791 / His Fort." The letter was delivered outside of the official mail. The letter is in nice shape; split along one mailing fold professionally mended. A full transcript is included. Van "Indian Van" Swearingen raised a company of riflemen which at the beginning of the Revolutionary War was attached to the Eighth Pennsylvania Regiment Infantry and later transferred to Colonel Daniel Morgan's famous Rifle Corps. He served with distinction, fighting in a succession of battles that culminated with the British surrender at Saratoga where he was wounded and taken prisoner at the Battle of Stillwater. Later exchanged, he returned to command. Following the war, Van Swearington married and settled in Washington County, Pennsylvania, where he served as sheriff for several years before emigrating to Wellsburg, [West] Virginia where he established a fort, traded with Native Americans, acquired substantial property, and became quite wealthy. There, his daughter, Drusilla (Lucy), married the legendary "Indian fighter" Samuel Brady, who had captained a Ranger unit during the Revolution. In this letter, Van Swearingen recounts the famous raid that Brady led into Pennsylvania in hot-pursuit of a Delaware war party that had slaughtered a number of settlers: "I am agoing to give you the late nuse . . . the Indens latly killd & took seven people 2 mils from my Fort & fore others in the woods . . . Bradly & others 25 folowd or souted after the Savedges - returnd with 4 skilps & a grate quantity of plunder . . . they wounded Indians that escapd & killd a squaw by accident which thay did not scalp - the Indians likwis killd 17 yankes in a blockhows without loss of a man as it is said - we expect a bludy general Savedg War & Should expect you in the feald if you was as capabl as you was when we was back by Rascall & Macintosh . . . the Indens has burnt cheafly all the corn at the Jarsey Setlment at Miamey . . . the inhabitants chefly escapt into a Stockade & after 24 howers Battle held the fort.". Accounts of Brady's raid vary, and some traders and settlers who lived near the Big Beaver Blockhouse and possibly feared additional reprisals by the Delaware clamored for Brady to be punished. Pennsylvania Governor Thomas Mifflin demanded that Virginia Governor Peyton Randolph extradite Brady to stand trial for murder. Many documents about the raid were passed between the two states, and the varied docketing on this letter, especially the double-marking of "Examined" suggests that it may be one of them. In the end, Brady remained in Virginia (although Pennsylvania established bounties totaling $1,300 for his capture), that is until continued Native American attacks upon white settlements, perhaps in response to Brady's raid, forced President Washington to deploy General Anthony Wayne's legion to protect the Northwestern Territory. Wayne held Brady in high regard and wanted him to serve as chief scout on the upcoming campaign but insisted he first stand trial in Pennsylvania. So, Wayne and Van Swearingen convinced Brady to surrender himself, and he was brought to a celebrated trial at Pittsburgh where two judges from Philadelphia (including the Chief Justice of Pennsylvania) presided. The jury, witnesses, and observers-including the famous Seneca War Leader, Guyasuta, and Jenne Stupes, whom Brady had rescued from the Sandusky Indian Towns thirteen years before - were overwhelmingly on Brady's side, and he was soon acquitted. An exceptionally scarce original account of one of the most important events leading up to the Northwest

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        Le Confiturier Royal ou Nouvelle Instruction pour les Confitures, les Liqueurs et les Fruits ; Où l'on apprend à confire toutes sortes de Fruits, tant secs que liquides, la façon de faire différens Ratafias, & divers Ouvrages de Sucre qui ont fait des Officiers & Confiseurs, avec la maniere de bien ordonnér un fruit & des Dessins de Table.

      Editor : Les Libraires Associés 1791 - Paris 1791 . Sixieme édition, revue et corrigée . Encuad : Nueva encuad. en tela conservando el lomo original de piel pegado al lomo de tela . 11,2 x 18cms. 542pag. 3 grabados desplegables . Cortes pintados . Tema : Gastronomia, Confituras, Licores . Idioma : Francés . Libro medianamente fatigado, algunos restos de oxido ; pags. 386, 455, 463, 465, 467, 469 y última con bordes irregulares y pequeñas faltas sin afectar al texto .

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        Nuovo corso d'architettura civile

      Pietro Allegrini e compagni. In folio, pp. 86 di testo, 42 tavole fuori testo. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle con tassello al dorso e titolo in oro, tagli picchiettati (spellature, minimi danni alla cuffia superiore e agl'angoli). Leggero alone al margine superiore delle prime carte, qualche fioritura sparsa, ma ottima copia. Prima edizione. L'opera è divisa in due parti; la prima, dopo una introduzione sull'architettura civile, fornisce una serie di particolari architettonici sui tre stili dorico, jonico e corinzio. La seconda, che include un dettagliato studio su archi, nicchie e cupole, include Teoria delle ombre e Prospettiva, Storia degli ornati e una Storia dei Templi con analisi di quelli egizi, greci, romani e italiani. Il Ginesi (iFirenze, 1791-Barcellona, 1824) fu architetto di orientamento neoclassico che si trasferì a Barcellona nel 1814, realizzandovi numerosi edifici e monumenti, tra cui il Cementerio del Este (1818), e ricoprendo anche la carica di vice-console del Granducato. Graesse, III, 85; Brunet, II, 1602..

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        A critical pronouncing dictionary and expositor of the English language… To which are prefixed, principles of English pronunciation…

      London: sold by G. G. J. and J. Robinson and T. Cadell, 1791. First edition of Walker's greatest dictionary, which had a more profound effect on the pronunciation of English than any other; 4to, pp. xvi, 71, [1] plus unpaginated lexicon in triple column, very mild spotting throughout, else a very good copy in contemporary full calf, red morocco label on gilt-paneled spine, joints a little rubbed, spine a bit soiled. An actor and lecturer on elocution, Walker (1732-1807) "enjoyed the patronage and friendship of Dr. Johnson, Edmund Burke, and other distinguished men" (DNB). One of the most influential dictionaries in the history of English lexicography: Walker's famous pronunciations were eventually married with Johnson's text; and editions of Johnson-Walker proliferated into the 20th century. Thus did Walker's pronunciations become synonymous not only with standard English, but good breeding and social standing, and it remains the basis of English speech in use today. Alston V, 336. Vancil, p. 248.

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        Protocoller, hållne uti kongl. maj:ts krigs-hof-rätt i Stockholm, uti målet rörande örlogs-fregatten Venus, som fördes af majoren och riddaren Magnus Hanson, och eröfrades af ryska fiendteliga fartyg under Norsska wallen, den 1 junii 1789.

      - Stockholm, Carl Gust. Cronland, 1791. 4:o. 78 s. Liten fläck på första och sista sidan. Tagen ur band. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. Setterwall 3344. Bring, Rättegångshandlingar, 726:2. Ärendet var först uppe i regementskrigsrätten för att sedan avgöras i krigshovrätten. Fregatten Venus, byggd av Chapman 1783, befann sig i juni 1789 utanför norska kusten under befäl av kapten Hanson. De råkade där ut för en rysk eskader som öppnade eld, och efter en stunds strid måste Hanson och hans män kapitulera, och Venus togs av ryssarna. Efter att tillbringat en tid i rysk fångenskap kom Hanson 1791 hem och ställdes inför domstol för förlusten av fartyget. Han bedömdes dock inte ha handlat brottsligt utan endast slarvigt, och dömdes till böter motsvarande en halv årslön.

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        RHEIN. - (Lang, Joseph Gregor). Voyage sur le Rhin, depuis Mayence jusqu'a Dusseldorf. (Trad. par A.L.B. Robineau).

      Neuwied, Soc. Typographique 1791 - 2 Tle. in 1 Bd. 20 x 12 cm. Titel, 180 S., (3)- 174 S. Mit 11 gestoch. gefalt. Ansichten nach J.D. Cranz und 2 gestoch. mehrf. gefalt. Rheinlaufkarten von Cöntgen. Etwas späterer HLdr. mit Rsch. und Rvergoldung. Vgl. Engelmann 815 (dt. Ausgabe); Schmitt 145; Barbier und Holzmann-Bohatta nennen den Übersetzer als Verfasser. - Erste (illustrierte) französische Ausgabe. "Übersetzung der erstmals 1789/90 veröffentlichten 'Reise auf dem Rhein' von Joseph Gregor Lang. Wie diese erschien auch die französische Fassung anonym. Gefertigt hat sie - mit einigen Abweichungen und Ergänzungen - der in Neuwied lebende Emigrant Alexandre Louis Bertrand Robineau. Neu ist die Illustrierung mit 11 Kupferstichen, die größtenteils auf Vorzeichnungen von J.D. Cranz zurückgehen dürfte. Übernommen ist dagegen die von Cöntgen gestochene zweiteilige Rheinkarte" (Schmitt). - Mit reizvollen, romantischen, fein radierten Ansichten von Bonn (3), Düsseldorf, Koblenz, Köln (Gesamtansicht und Dom mit Grundriß), Mainz (2), Neuwied mit Siebengebirge. - Einband etwas bestoßen, das Kapital oben leicht lädiert. Titel gestempelt, eine Tafel mit einem professionell restaurierten Einriss, sowie weitere Tafeln mit kleinen restaurierten Randeinrissen, papierbedingt einheitlich gebräunt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Patmutʿiwn Hin ew Nor Ktakarani / ashkhatasirutʿeamb... [History of the Old and New Testament]. 3rd edition. With several wood-engravings

      Սեթեան, Եփրեմ / SETEAN, Eprem [Ep'rem Set'ean, Epʿrem Setʿ Mkhitʿareanor or Yep'rem Set'yean, 1791-1838]: Պատմութիւն Հին եւ Նոր Կտակարանի / աշխատասիրութեամբ՝ Ôµփրեմ Սեթ Մխիթարեան. Patmutʿiwn Hin ew Nor Ktakarani / ashkhatasirutʿeamb, Epʿrem Setʿ Mkhitʿarean. [History of the Old and New Testament]. 3rd edition. With printer's emblem on title page, serveral chapter vignettes and ornamental frames, all executed as wood-engravings. Venetik [Venice]: Surb Ghazaru Vankʿě [Printing House of the Mekhitarist congregation of San Lazzaro] 1848. Small-8°. [1 leaf (1st title), 1 leaf (title), [4], 352 p.]; 143 p. Contemporary full leather over card-boards, with gilt title stamped on spine label, gilt ornamental vignettes, lines and frames stamped on spine and boards, gold-cut as well as hand-made multicouloured end papers. 3rd edition of this historical account on texts of the Old and New Testament by the Mekhitarist monk Eprem Setean. Edges and corners of cover bumped and rubbed, boards and spine partly scratched and rubbed, 1st title page with handwritten owner's remakr, 4th leaf recto and last page with owner's stamp of „Ohannes Avcharian...", in parts foxy, otherwise solid copy of this scarce Armenica indeed. OCLC, KVK und Google show only 3 institutional holdings worldwide (Armenian National Library, British Library u. BSB (stating both 450 p.) Davt'jan 1963, Nr. 1497

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        Der Müller'.

      - 2 altkolorierte Kupferstiche v. G. Vogel n. A. Gabler b. Johann Peter Voigt, 1791, je 13,5 x 8,5 u. 12,5 x 8,5 Blatt eins zeigt das innere einer Mühle mit den Arbeitsabläufen. - Das zweite Blatt zeigt einen Querschnitt der Mühle.

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        Der Tischler oder Schreiner'.

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich v. G. Vogel n. A. Gabler b. Johann Peter Voigt, 1791, 14 x 8

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        Der Steinmez'.

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich v. G. Vogel n. A. Gabler b. Johann Peter Voigt, 1791, 14 x 8,5 Steinmetze bei verschiedenen Arbeiten; im Vordergrund rechts Bauherr und Architekt.

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        Der Fleischer oder Mezger'.

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich v. A. Gabler b. Johann Peter Voigt, 1791, 14 x 8,5

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        Oriental Repertory.

      London: printed by George Bigg: sold by P. Elmsly, and Mr. Chapman, 1791-[7] - 2 volumes, folio (315 x 233 mm), in 8 parts. Recent mottled calf to style, smooth spines richly gilt in compartments, twin red and green morocco labels, decorative rolled borders gilt to covers, marbled endpapers. Blind-stamp of the James B. Ford Library, Explorers' Club, to title pages, vol. 1 sig. 6G2 and vol. 2 sig. 4H2. Lacking section titles, vol. 2 general title and index leaves as usual (possibly never issued, see below); title leaf of the Plan of Publication (the one-leaf prospectus found after the volume 1 title) bound to front of volume 2 as often: "Introduction to the first number of the Oriental Repertory Vol. II" bound after "Introduction to the third number ". Vol. 1: small hole to lower outer corner of vol. 1 sig. 3N, the text unaffected; p. 375 slightly marked in fore margin, sig. 5Y2 very lightly spotted, tape-repair to lower outer corner verso of the second map of Colonel Upton's Route from Poona to Bengal, facing p. 498, just touching border, small hole to fore margin of the Plan of Cannanore facing p. 578, not affecting image. Vol. 2: pp. 61, 449 and 561 lightly marked, a few gatherings slightly browned. Otherwise a few trivial marks only. An excellent copy, internally very crisp and fresh indeed. 22 engraved maps and plans, 13 of them folding, 7 engraved plates, 3 of them folding, 3 double-sided folding letterpress tables. First edition, first issue, large-paper copy, from the stated print-run of 250 copies only, of this valuable compilation of researches into the history, culture, topography, commerce and natural history of India, Burma, Cochinchina, and China, consisting mostly of reports, charts and translation produced by agents of the East India Company, including Dalrymple himself, nearly all previously unpublished. Copies of this bibliographically complex part-work are to be found at the expected institutions in various states of completeness, but in commerce we trace only two first-issue copies containing all text and plates (both lacking the volume II general title as here) and one such copy of the 1808 re-issue (see below). Dalrymple (1737–1808) first travelled east as a writer to the East India Company, undertaking a number of reconnaissance voyages across the region and concluding a treaty with the Sultan of Sulu. In 1763 he returned to London and worked to promote eastern trade and Pacific exploration, and was notably passed over in favour of James Cook for the Transit of Venus expedition. In 1775 he rejoined the HEIC, for whom he "began to produce a series of charts, navigational memoirs and coastal views for the East Indies navigation, from the Mozambique Channel to China" (ODNB), and was appointed hydrographer to the Admiralty in 1795, tasked with consolidating their collection of charts and plans, dying shortly after his acrimonious dismissal in 1808. Though largely remembered today for his disputes with the HEIC and Admiralty, he "led a life exemplifying service to his country during the age of Enlightenment. His influential role in Britain's maritime history makes him an outstanding historical figure" (NMS cataloguing of his portrait). Even with the founding of the Asiatick Miscellany by Francis Gladwin in 1785, and the publication of Asiatick Researches by the Asiatic Society of Bengal, Dalrymple was justifiably confident that there was still a niche in the market. Botanist William Roxburgh offered papers on the cultivation of pepper in Travancore and a description of the indigo tree for the first number; James Rennell submitted a map of the Ava River; and Charles Wilkins permitted the first publication of a portion of his translation of the Mahabharata to appear in the second volume. Other important material, much of which Dalrymple appears to have obtained through his own researches, include one Captain George Baker's account of his embassy to Persaim (now Pathein, Burma) in 1755, "Ensign Lester's Embassy to the King of Ava, 1757" and the text of the ensuing treaty, a 1753 report on [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Droits de l'homme [...]

      Paris: F. Buisson, 1791. XII, 227 pagine. 20x13 cm.Bella rilegatura coeva in piena pelle bazzana, con piccole abrasioni. Colpetto all'angolo superiore del piatto anteriore. Bordi dei piatti decorati in oro. Dorso a cinque nervi, con fregi in oro e tassello con titoli. Interno molto buono, con lievi bruniture e fioriture. Ampio ex libris sul verso del piatto anteriore. [M126] Prima edizione francese (seconda tiratura), contemporanea a quella inglese, di un classico del pensiero illuminista settecentesco. La presente versione comprende la prefazione dell'Autore e il testo censurato nella versione originale inglese, ritirata dal commercio e distrutta.Nel presente scritto, Paine risponde polemicamente alle asserzioni dello statista conservatore inglese Edmund Burke, il quale nel suo Reflections on the revolution in France (1790) aveva aspramente criticato gli ideali della Rivoluzione. Nel 1792 Paine pubblicò una seconda parte come addenda al corpo principale dell'opera.

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        A Narrative of the Loss of the Grosvenor East Indiaman, Which was unfortunately wrecked upon the coast of Caffraria, somewhere between the 27th and 32d Degrees of Southern latitude, on the 4th of August, 1782. Compiled from the examination of John Hynes, one of the Unfortunate Survivors. By Mr. George Carter, Historical Portrait Painter upon his passage outward bound to India. Containing a Variety of Matter respecting the Sufferers, Never before made Public; With Copper Plates descriptive of the Catastrophe, engraved from Mr. Carter’s designs.

      London, Minerva Press for J. Murray, 1791 - First edition,ÂWith a folding copper engraved frontispiece and 3 full page copper engravings(some very slight foxing to the plates), 8vo, 19th century half calf, gilt spine, red letter piece, black cloth slip case,ÂCox II, p 465.Â"The ill-fated vessel sailed from "Trincomale" on the 13th of June 1782, and struck on the coast of Kaffraria a few weeks after. The passengers agreed to accompany Captain Coxon in an attempt to reach the Dutch settlements in the Cape…, One by one, however, the doomed sufferers succumbed or were left behind, and when, after 117 days of fearful hardships, a remote Dutch farm was reached, only six men arrived out of a whole ship’s company.ÂIn fact, theÂinhospitable,Âcruelty and barbarity of the KaffirsÂwas very remarkable and contrary to their usual habits, but in explanation it is stated that“as thereÂsubsisted at this time an inveterate enmity between the Kaffirs and the Dutch colonists, who hadÂtreated them withÂunparalleled cruelty, this may account for the behaviour of the former to the shipwrecked English, who being of the same colour as the Dutch, partook of their resentment“ Mendelssohn I, p.651 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht mit dem Poppelsdorfer Schloß im Vordergrund ('Vue De Bonn Et Du Chateau De Poppelsorf').

      - Kupferstich v. C. Dupuis aus Voyage Sur le Rhin, 1791, 19 x 25,5 Schmitt, Die illustrierten Rhein-Beschreibungen, 145, 4.

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        Dissertation physique ... sur les différences réelles que présentent les traits du visage chez les hommes de différents pays et de différents âges; sur le beau qui caractérise les statues antiques et les pierres gravées. Suivie de la proposition d'une nouvelle méthode pour dessiner toutes sortes de têtes humaines avec la plus grande sûreté... Traduite du Hollandois par Denis Bernard Quatremère d'Isjonval.

      Utrecht, chez B. Wild & J. Altheer, 1791, in 4°, de VIII-114pp. 1f. de table, ill. de 10 planches gravées h. t. la plupart se dépl., cart. papier marbré moderne genre ancien, importante restauration en marge extérieure des 4 premiers ff. sans manque de texte, et lèg. mouillure en marge de 4 autres ff. sinon bon exemplaire à toutes marges. Très rare édition originale française, imprimée à Utrecht. C'est l'ouvrage qui rendit Pierre Camper célèbre et dans lequel il décrit l'angle facial pour la première fois et fixe les règles de la mesure craniométrique. C'est ainsi qu'il traite des différents visages observables et à diverses époques, ces différences étant dues à la variation des climats. Il traite également des canons de beauté étudiés selon des critères craniométriques, ainsi que de la beauté des sculptures antiques et des camées. ¶ Garrison-Morton n°158 pour l'édit. allemande de 1792: "Camper is chieffly remembered for the "facial angle" of his own invention."

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England. .with the last corrections of the author.and continued to the present time by John Williams, Esq.

      London T. Cadell 1791 - 4 volumes in 8, 8vo., engraved portrait frontispiece to volume I, folding plate, a few small marginal worm tracks of little note, else very clean, contemporary mottled calf, red lettering pieces and fine 18th century gilt tooling, a little rubbed, one or two small worm tracks to covers, otherwise most handsome. An early edition of The most influential eighteenth century treatise on the common law of England. Blackstone's work is divided into four volumes: on the rights of persons, things, of private wrongs and public wrongs. The exceptional, contemporary bindings of this set make it particularly desirable as well as the distinguished provenance. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE NATURAL HISTORY OF FOUR FOOTED BEASTS. Adorned with cuts. [Price six pence.]

      Glasgow.J. and M. Robertson.1791. 176 pages, including two of ad's. Illustrated throughout with small woodcuts. Original Dutch floral boards. 101 x 65 mm. Re-backed in matching paper; endpapers replaced; occasional spotting; else a very good copy. First published by John Newbery in 1769.

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        Varios discursos politicos . fielmente reimpressos por Joaquim Francisco Monteiro de Campos Coelho e Soiza.

      Lisbon, Officina de Antonio Gomes, 1791. - 8°, contemporary speckled calf (minor wear), spine with raised bands in five compartments, gilt fillets and crimson morocco lettering piece in second compartment from head. Small woodcut Portuguese royal arms on title page. Some minor marginal worming, not affecting text, on leaves L5-P2 and last 2 leaves before the "Indice". Overall in very good condition. Armorial bookplate of the Condes de Bomfim; letterpress shelf location tag completed in ink manuscript in upper outer corner of front pastedown endleaf. Older ticket above bookplate with printed name in italic script of José de Cupertino d'Aguiar Ottolini. Twentieth-century (final quarter) printed ticket of Manuel Ferreira, Alfarabista, Porto to right of shelf location tag. (3 ll.), 362 pp., (1 l.). *** Second edition of a work originally published in Évora, 1624. It includes biographies of three of the greatest literary figures of sixteenth-century Portugal - Luis de Camões, João de Barros and Diogo do Couto - plus essays on the Spanish rule of Portugal, the Portuguese language, hunting and Portuguese ecclesiastical vestments.The biography of Camões is one of the first written on that poet: the Canto collection cites only three earlier references to his life, the first two very brief. Many details that were only mentioned in passing in the third source, Pedro Mariz's biographical comments in the 1613 edition of the Lusiadas, are elucidated by Severim de Faria: for instance, Camões' ancestry, his trips to India and the Moluccas, and his final years. Severim de Faria also analyzes the importance of Camões as a poet and puts him into the contemporary cultural context.The biographies of João de Barros and Diogo do Couto are equally fundamental: Boxer used the latter as the primary source on Couto in Three Historians of Portuguese Asia (p. 30, n. 17), and describes the one on Barros as "still the basic biography, on which all later ones are built" (João de Barros p. 153).Severim de Faria (1583-1655) is best known for this work and his Noticias de Portugal, Lisbon 1655. His Relação universal do que succedeu em Portugal . Lisbon 1626, is considered the first periodical published in Portugal, and includes a famous account of the loss and reconquest of Bahia. Severim de Faria was Resende's successor in archeology, and his fame came to rival that of his uncle; he also collected a choice library of rare books. Innocêncio describes Severim de Faria as "um escriptor geralmente respeitavel, e que nas suas obras deixou muito bons subsidios para a historia civil, não menos que para a da litteratura, da lingua, e da critica litteraria em Portugal. A sua dicção e geralmente pura e fulente ."Provenance: José de Cupertino d'Aguiar Ottolini (1778-1863) was Procurador geral da corôa in 1844. Also conselheiro de Estado, and juiz da Relação de Lisboa, he was the father of the first Conde de Ottolini, Manuel Sarmento Ottolini (1840-1898). See Nobreza de Portugal, III, 81. The family was of Italian-Swiss origin.Armorial bookplate ("Condes do Bomfim" appears beneath the arms); see Avelar Duarte, Ex-libris portugueses heráldicos p. 275 (nº 770). The first Conde, José Lucio Travassos Valdez (1787-1862), served in the Peninsular Wars and was in charge of putting down both the rebellion under the Conde de Amarante in 1823 and the Miguelist insurrection in Tras-os-Montes a few years later. He was governor of Madeira and served with Costa Cabral and Rodrigo da Fonseca on the Conselho. When the Maria da Fonte movement broke out he was named commander of the government forces in the south, but having been captured in late 1846 by the Duque de Saldanha, was deported along with his two eldest sons to Angola for the duration of the war. Travassos Valdez's oldest son, José Bento Travassos Valdez, succeeded to the title. The third Conde, José Lucio Travassos Valdez (1841-1926) had been born in Luanda.*** Innocêncio VI, 106-7. Pinto de Mattos p. 240. Bell, Portuguese Literature pp. 215-6. NUC: MiU, GU, DCU-IA, NN [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vase. Vaso Antico di Marmo con suo Piedestallo (plate no: 57), from 'Vasi Candelabri Cippi Sarcofagi'.

      Rome 1791 - Etching: Overall sheet size: 70.5cm by 49.5cm. Best known for his representations of on the archaeological reconstructions of ruins and the documentation of contemporary Rome, Piranesi also made a fundamental contribution to the development of the decorative arts. The "Vasi" is one of the most important of his works related to his own interests as a restorer and dealer in antiquities, and which had a great influence on interior decoration, and industrial production of ceramics, etc. This was an aspect of Piranesi's work on which he relied more extensively after the death of his major patron, Clement XIII Rezzonico. Many of the plates illustrate objects made of ancient Roman marbles that could be inspected at his Museo in the Palazzo Tomati where his engraving business and his home were both located. The integration of ancient sculptural fragments into his restored objects allowed for flights of fancy that were very influential on younger architects such as Percier and Fontaine, who made there mark as architects for Napoleon. The plates were issued as individual plates from 1768, first appearing in bound form in 1778 as 'Vasi Candelabri Cippi Sarcofagi', probably compiled by Francesco Piranesi following his father's death. This set comprises Vasi antichi di marmo, Vaso inerario, Vasi Signor Corbet and Vasi Carmathen.

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

      London: Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1791. First Edition. This is the issue with "gve" reading on p 135, vol 1. 2M4 and 2N1 in vol 1 are cancels as is E3 in vol 2. Engraved portrait by J. Heath after Joshua Reynolds, 2 other engraved plates. xii, [16], 516; [2], 588 [i.e. 586] pp. 2 vols. 4to (273 x 217 mm). Modern half calf in antique style over old marbled covers, period morocco spine labels preserved. Some toning and minor spotting throughout, pale browning to plates and endpapers, corner stain to portrait, tiny hole in text to 2D2 and 2H3 in vol 2. First Edition. This is the issue with "gve" reading on p 135, vol 1. 2M4 and 2N1 in vol 1 are cancels as is E3 in vol 2. Engraved portrait by J. Heath after Joshua Reynolds, 2 other engraved plates. xii, [16], 516; [2], 588 [i.e. 586] pp. 2 vols. 4to (273 x 217 mm). Nice copy of the first edition of the most famous and enduring biography in the English language. Pottle 79; Rothschild 463; Grolier English 65

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