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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charts and translation produced by agents of the East India Company, including Dalrymple himself, nearly all previously unpublished.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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        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)

      V Tipografii I. K. Shnora, St. Petersburg 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Statistical Account of Scotland drawn up from the communications of the ministers of the different parishes.

      Edinburgh Creech -1799 1791 - First edition. 21 volumes, 8vo, 7 engraved plates, 4 folding, engraved map, 4 folding tables, half-titles. (2 folding plates very browned, a little foxing.) Contemporary sprinkled calf, red labels on spine, neat repairs to joints and extremities as required, a very good set. Pioneering work on statistics. "In 1790, as an elder in the general assembly of the Church of Scotland,Sir John Sinclair (1754-1835) launched the idea of a survey of the state of the country, which was to become the twenty-one volumes of the Statistical Account of Scotland. It is a detailed account of the geography, history, economy, and society of every parish. He had gathered the word 'statistical' from Germany on his northern tour. He used it to mean information which was desirable for legislative purposes, though not necessarily numerical in form. 'Statistics', he said, 'should reveal the quantum of happiness in a population', as well as 'the means of further improvement'. He saw the proper function of government as intervention or legislative action to promote welfare and economic growth, and recognized that detailed information was necessary for such intervention to be effective. He was not the first to move towards the collecting of detailed local information. In particular, for Scotland Sir Robert Sibbald had made various county reports; Sir James Steuart had recommended such action. Alexander Webster's Scottish census of 1755 was an interpretation of the same idea, as were Macfarlane's Geographical Collections of the early eighteenth century. There were the various parish studies made by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and published in 1782. The survey idea was taken further in the census of 1801. The important features of Sinclair's survey were its comprehensive range of topics and the fact that it was fully carried through. All 936 parishes were reported on in the following nine years, and the book as a whole is the most frequently quoted of all Scottish historical sources." (ODNB). The work was highly innovative and influenced Sir FredericK Eden when he was writing The State of the Poor. Goldsmiths' 14611; Kress B.2206. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Vase. Vaso Antico di Basalte ritrovato in piu pezzi (plate no: 60), from 'Vasi Candelabri Cippi Sarcofagi'.

      Rome 1791 - Etching. Overall sheet size: 71cm 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 ROYAL GENEALOGICAL PASTIME OF THE SOVEREIGNS OF ENGLAND from Egbert to George the 3rd.

      Published Novr 30 1791 by E. Newbery... & John Wallis. Hand-coloured engraved sheet, cut in to 12 sections and mounted on linen. Original slipcase with mounted engraved label. Some wear to case, else a very good copy of a early table game.Whitehouse page 25.

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        Opera.

      - Parma, Bodoni, 1791, Large folio. (2),xiv,(2),371p., Gilt red morocco, signed P. Bozerian. - From the library of Louis Ward Watkins, Alexander Baring (Baron Ashburton) and the Earl of Cromer (Evelyn Baring), with their bookplates. Some minor rubbed spots on binding, but a very fine copy of this masterpiece of the Bodoni press. = Rare. Printed in 128 copies on various types of fine paper (our copy on paper watermarked with a cross on a mound, and initial F.P. on a mound). Generally considered to be one of Bodoni's masterpieces, and the first of his series of classics. "One of the most beautiful specimens of Bodini's typography" (Dibdin p.114). Brooks 417. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Georg Christoph Lichtenberg als Experimentalphysiker

      LICHTENBERG, [G.]eorg [C.]hristoph, Erxleben, Johann Christian Polykarp: Anfangsgruende der Naturlehre. 5. Auflage mit Zusätzen von G. C. Lichtenberg. Mit 9 Kupfertafeln, davon 1 gef. Göttingen: Johann Christian Dieterich 1791. Kl. 8°, LIX, [3], 755, [27] Seiten. Halblederband der Zeit mit ornamentalem, goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf fünf Bünden, mehrfarbigem Überzugspapier und rotem Schnitt. Fünfte, von Lichtenberg neuerlich erweiterte Ausgabe dieses zuerst 1772 erschienenen naturkundlichen Werks des Göttinger Physikers und Veterinärs J. Chr. P. Erxleben (1744-1777). Erxlebens Hauptvorlesung zur Experimentalphysik setzte in der damaligen deutschen Naturwissenschaft neue Maßstäbe und zog auch Lichtenberg in seinen Bann, der die Nachfolge des früh verstorbenen Erxleben als Lehrstuhlinhaber antrat und zwischen 1784 und 1794 vier, jeweils bearbeitete und erweiterte Neuauflagen herausgab. Vorliegende Auflage umfasst neben zahlreichen Anmerkungen und Ergänzungen Lichtenbergs seine Vorreden zu den jeweiligen Auflagen sowie eine "Beschreibung der Smeatonschen Luftpumpe". Titel- und Widmungsblatt mit Tintenfleck, Exemplar an den Rändern durchgehend, die ersten Seiten stark stockfleckig, Einbanddeckel teils gering wurmstichig, insgesamt ein solide gebundenes, gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Jung, 271.

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        Seder HaTephilloth mi'Kol HaShanah Kemihag Polin. [All year prayer-book according to Polish custom. Siddur for Bride.]

      Amsterdam Yohanan Levi Rofe and his son-in-law Baruch 1791 - Octavo (18 x 12 cm); [1], 243, 105, 144 leaves; 19th century red velvet binding with gilt metal ornaments, clasps and gilt edges, housed in an inscribed custom made box. Text in Hebrew and Yiddish. One free endpaper is inscribed and one has been removed. A few pages in the book cut close. A copy of the wedding certificate is included in the box. A fine example of elaborately decorated Siddur, containing all year prayers bound together with the book of Pslams and Techinot – special prayers for women. The Siddur was presented as a wedding gift to Blanche Rebecca Adler, the granddaughter of Chief Rabbi of Britain, on the occasion of her marriage to Raphael Hayem Ernst May, July 22nd 1891. Nathan Marcus Adler was the Chief Rabbi of the British Empire between 1845 and 1890. The wedding ceremony was held at the Bayswater Synagogue in the Parish of Paddington, London, and was performed by the bride's uncle, Rabbi Hermann Adler, who became the Chief Rabbi after his brother's retirement and held this post between the years 1891 and 1911. Presenting a bride with a Siddur on the occasion of her marriage was an established custom. The binding and the box of the Siddur were made in 1891 for the occasion. The inscription on the box reads "16 Thamus 5651" - the Hebrew calendar date of Miss Adler's and Mr May's wedding. The prayer-book itself was printed in Amsterdam in 1791 and contains three books with separate title pages (these often appear bound together): Seder HaTephilloth – order of prayers for the whole year according to Polish custom; Seder HaTehilim – order of Psalms, ordered by days with commentary in Yiddish; Seder Techinoth – special prayers for women with elaborate commentary in Yiddish. Rare, not found in the Israeli National Library. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.

      London: Printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell,, 1791. In Three Volumes. The Sixth Edition. 3 volumes, octavo (207 x 128 mm). Contemporary speckled calf, red morocco labels, spines ruled in gilt with monograms tooled in gilt to third compartments. Armorial bookplates of Henry Birkbeck to front pastedowns. Extremities rubbed and spines somewhat crackled, joints rubbed and corners a little bruised, boards lightly marked, endpapers browned from turn-ins, contents occasionally foxed and lightly browned with a few creases to corners, overall a very good set. Sixth edition, one of 2,000 copies printed, first published in 1776. "Where the political aspects of human rights had taken two centuries to explore, Smith's achievement was to bring the study of economic aspects to the same point in a single work. The Wealth of Nations is not a system, but as a provisional analysis it is completely convincing. The certainty of its criticism and its grasp of human nature have made it the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM). The Birkbeck family were situated in Norfolk during the 18th and 19th centuries, and it is likely that the monograms to the spines, "JB", refer to a member of the same family; the names Henry and John were used regularly in each generation.

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        Scriptores Neurologici minores selecti sive opera minora ad anatomiam, physiologiam et pathologiam nervorum spectantia. 4 vols.

      Leipzig, J.F. Junius, 1791, 1792, 1793, J.G. Feind, 1795, 4, VIII, 348 VIII, 322 VIII, 340 VIII, 448 pp., 28 z.T. gefalt. Kupfertaf., 4 Halbledereinbände d.Zt. Vorsätze u.Tafeln etwas fleckig, 1 Rücken erneuert feines Exemplar. First edition of this rare collection of 54 neurological texts, illustrated with 28 finely engraved folding plates, and which provides a fascinating insight into the state and development of neurological research at the end of the eighteenth century.Following 43 authors are included: Adolf, Johann Traugott Andersch, CI. Bang, Jens Bauer, Christi. Ludov. Behrends, Johann Bernhard Jacob Boehmer, Johann Franz Wilhelm Bose, Ernst Georg Brunn, Johann Heinrich v. Castell, Petrus Crusen, Christoph Bernhard Doerffler, Johann Friedrich Ebel, Johann Gottfried Frotscher, Georg Christian Girardi, Michaelis Haase, Johann Gottlob Heineken, Joannes Hirsch, Antonius Balthasar Raymundus Isenflamm, Jacobus Fridericus Iwanoff, Demetrius Klint, Johann Jacob Kortum, Carl Georg Theodor Krause, Carolus Christianus Lobstein, Johannes Fridericus Ludwig, Christian Gottlieb Marees, Christian Wilhelm Heinrich de Meckel, Joannes Fridericus Metzger, Johann Daniel Michelitz, Antonius Mueller, Georgius Henricus Murray, Adolph Noethig, Franciscus Nicolaus Palletta, Giovanni Battista Platner, Ernest Peipers, Goswinus Fridericus Pfeffinger, Johannes Ploucquet, Wilhelm Gottfried Rahn, Joannes Henricus Soemmerring, Samuel Thomas Thaer, Albrecht Vos, Cornelius Joannes Wrisberg, Henricus Augustus Zerener, Adam Gottlieb Nikolaus Zinn, Johann GottfriedDetailed description on request!

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        The Book of Common Prayer, And Administration of the Sacrements, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of The Church of England: together with the Psalter of Psalms of David.

      Oxford Printed at the Clarendon Press 1791 - 16mo., contemporary ink ownership to front free endpaper, contemporary red panelled calf gilt, single decorative panel, smooth spine gilt in five compartments, gilt edges, very good indeed. Gaskell 20. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Trofeo di Ottaviano Augusto, from Vasi, Candelabri, Cippi, Sarcofagi, Tripodi, Lucerne, Ed Ornamenti Antichi Disegn.

      Rome 1791 - Set of 6 etchings. Overall sheet size: 71cm by 49.5cm. Framed and glazed (dim. 83 x 59 cm). 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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        Nouvelle instruction pour les confitures, les liqueurs, et les fruits : ou? l'on apprend a? confire toutes sortes de fruits, tant secs que liquides; & divers ouvrages de sucre qui sont du fait des officiers & confiseurs / avec la maniere de bien ordonner un fruit. Suite du Nouveau cuisinier royal & bourgeois.

      Paris. Chez Les Librarires Associes. 1791. 12mo., original paper wrappers, title in ink on spine; pp.[8] + 542 + [2] With 3 folding engraved plates printed on two pages. Some loss to spine and wear to wrappers, a little browning, but a scarce survival. Sixth edition "Revue et corrigee". François Massialot, born in Limoges, 1660, died in Paris, 1733. He was a French chef who served as chef de cuisine (officier de bouche) to various illustrious personages, including Philippe I, Duke of Orléans, the brother of Louis XIV, and his son Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, who was first duc de Chartres then the Regent, as well as the Duc d'Aumont, the Cardinal d'Estrées, and the Marquis de Louvois. His 'Nouveau Cuisinier Royal et Bourgeois' first appeared, anonymously, as a single volume in 1691. His other cookbook, 'Nouvelle Instruction pour les Confitures, les Liqueurs et les Fruits' appeared, also anonymously, in 1692, and was reprinted several times in the eighteenth century, as offered here. Massialot describes himself in his preface as "a cook who dares to qualify himself royal",... and it is not without cause, for the meals which he describes..."have all been served at court or in the houses of princes, and of people of the first rank." An innovation in Massialot's book was the alphabetical listing of recipes, a step toward the first culinary dictionary. Meringues make their first appearance under their familiar name with Massialot, who is also credited with Crême Brulée, in which the sugar topping was melted and burnt with a special dedicated red-hot fire iron. Another first with Massialot is two recipes in which chocolate is an ingredient: in a sauce for wigeon and in a sweet custard. Until then, chocolate was consumed solely as a drink. Massialot's works were translated into English as 'The Court and Country Cook' 1702, and again were often reprinted. Vicaire 455.

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        Manuscript Account Book of the Wirksworth Tontine.

      1791-1798 Folio account book, hand-ruled in red, all pages with manuscript entries except for pp.77 & 78 left blank except for ms. page numbers. Some dusting. Contemp. reversed calf, rubbed on corners and at spine. Sound and complete. (4pp), 81pp.A 'Tontine' is a system for raising capital; members pay into the fund and receive annual dividends until their death according to their share and the performance of the fund. The principle remains untouched. When a member dies, his shares are divided between the surviving members. When all members have died, the fund is wound up - or in some cases, on the death of the penultimate member the capital passes to the last survivor. The first fully recorded tontine was organised by the Dutch government in 1670. There were four government schemes in Britain, the last in 1789. Smaller-scale local tontines continued into the nineteenth century, usually to fund specific projects (such as hotels and taverns). This is the account book of the Wirksworth Tontine in Derbyshire, recording the names of members, payments in (6 guineas a quarter), dividends and committee members. Agents for the Tontine operated in Derby, Bakewell & Alfreton; recruitment of members, year by year, are recorded with their occupation (in many cases), place of abode, time of admission, nominees, age, number of shares. There were up to 276 members from Wirksworth, 22 from Derby, 22 from Alfreton. The National Archive has similar contribution ledgers, but many are recorded as destroyed; the British Library does not appear to have any. Wirksworth, in Derbyshire, is 8 miles from Alfreton, 9 from Bakewell, 11 from Derby. It is also 8 miles from Chesterfield, where there is a 'Tontine Road' - but it seems more likely, bearing in mind the number of members in Wirksworth that any investment would have been made there. However, with 'Disbursements' 1791-95 amounting to only £52.2.5, it is unlikely that the investment was in bricks and mortar. (Disbursements are recorded up to 1798.) This is a remarkable survival, providing detailed information on a method of investment which is now banned in Britain because of the potential for fraud.

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        Neue Theorie von der Enstehung der Gänge, mit Anwendung auf den Bergbau besonders den freibergischen.

      Gerlachische Buchdruckerei, Freiberg 1791 - Kl.- 8°, XXXX / 256 S., Hldr., Einbanddeckel und Kanten leicht beschabt, Name auf dem Titelblatt, sonst sehr guter Zustand, dieses seltenen Buches. 17 / WG Sprache: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Check note signed. Probably Vienna, December 1791.

      1791. Folio. ¼ p. Slightly browned and spotty, showing slight edge damage.

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        Baudelocque's Anleitung zur Entbindungskunst. 2 Bde.

      Leipzig, in der Weygandschen Buchhandlung, 1791-1794, 8, (20), 756 pp. Kupfertafeln (2), 556 pp., 17 gefalt. Kupfertafeln, 3 gealt. Foliotabellen, 2 Pappbände d.Zt feines Exemplar. Die unfangreichste deutsche Ausgabe des Hauptwerks des berühmten Geburtshelfers , ist die "Zwote Ausgabe, nach der sehr vermerten franzöischen zwoten Ausgabe des Verfassers übersetzt, mit Anmerkungen versehen, und durch einen neuausgearbeiteten Anhang, auch mit mehrern neuen Kupfer vermehrt, von Phillipp Friedrich Meckel*, Doktor der Arzneygelahrtheit und ordentlicher Professor derselben auf der Friedrichsuniversität zu Halle." ... war seiner Zeit unstreitig der beste Lehrer der Geburtshilfe". Hirsch"Gross sind seine Verdienste um die Beckenmessung. Der Zange widmet er ein eingehendes Studium namentlich auch bezüglich der Nachteile der Kompression des Kopfes. Die Wendung auf den Kopf erwähnt er zwar bei einigen seiner Arten der Schieflage, zieht aber in allen Fällen die Wendung auf die Füsse vor. Baudelocque war einer der eifrigsten Gegner des Schamfugenschnittes ebenso hat sein Autorität der künstlichen Frühgeburt für lange Zeit den Eintritt in Frankreich verwehrt. Er hat einen Einfluss von ähnlicher Intensität und Ausdehnung auf die Geburtshilfe - nicht nur auf die französische - ausgeübt, wie sein älterer Landsmann André Levret" Fasbender, Geschichte der Geburtshilfe (1964), pp. 254 ff.).*) Zum Übersetzer: Philipp Friedrich Theodor Meckel (1755-1803) war Prosektor in Straßburg und wurde 1779 Professor der Anatomie und Chirurgie in Halle. Die Tätigkeit als Anatom, die zugleich auch den Unterricht in der Physiologie umfasste, bildete jedoch nur eins seiner umfangreichen Arbeitsgebiete. Seit 1788 leitete er die chirurgische Abteilung des Klinikums in Glaucha, war auch außerhalb dieser amtlichen Funktion ein gesuchter Chirurg. Er übersetzte die geburtshilflichen Werke des Franzosen Baudeloque, gründete eine private Entbindungsanstalt und wurde zweimal zur Entbindung an den Zarenhof nach St. Petersburg gerufen. 1795 bot ihm Katharina II. die Leitung der gesamten medizinischen Universitäts-Anstalten in Petersburg an. Die Ablehnung ist ihm wahrscheinlich nicht leichtgefallen, brachte ihm allerdings den preußischen Geheimratstitel ein.Jean Louis Baudelocque (1745?-1810) "received medical instruction from his father, a prominent surgeon in Amiens, at an early age. He later completed his medical education in Paris where he became the most distinguished pupil of François Louis Joseph Solayrès de Renhac (1739-1772) at the Hôpital de la Charité. By 1776 he was a member of the Collège de Chirurgie and well established in Paris as a teacher and obstetrician. After the French Revolution, with its subsequent reorganization of France's scientific institutions, Baudelocque was appointed professor of obstetrics at the École de Santé and director of the Maternité. Baudelocque achieved a great reputation, became France's leading obstetrician, and was called upon to attend many women from Europe's top royal families. His fame and reputation also gained him some outspoken critics especially since Baudelocque was an advocate of cesarean section. It was his support of cesarean section that led him into a bitter lawsuit late in his career. Unfortunately, one of his patients died and he was forced to trial by his arch rival Jean François Sacombe (1750-1822). Baudelocque lost the suit and, in spite of his achievements and enormous professional stature, never fully recovered from the incident. Baudelocque's obstetric contributions include a forceps which he based on an earlier model of Levret as well as a pelvimeter of his own design. He also introduced a technique for measuring the various diameters of the female pelvis one of which, the external conjugate, bears his name. The present work was immensely successful and went through at least eight French editions. Comprehensive in scope, it did much to popularize clinical pelvimetry and the plates depict instruments, normal and pathological pelves, as well as methods of forceps-assisted delivery in difficult presentations of the infant." Heirs of Hippocrates, No. 1061 (1st. Fr. Ed.).Garrison & Morton No.6255 (1st. Fr. Ed.) Waller 773 Blake 34 Hirsch-H. I, 379

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        Verschiedenes zum Unterricht und zur Unterhaltung für Liebhaber der Gauckeltasche, des Magnetismus, und anderer Seltenheiten. Gesammelt und herausgegeben von dem Hofrath von Eckhartshausen. Mit einem Kupfer. Erstausg.

      München, Joseph Lindauer, 1791. - 8 Bll., XXXVI, 345 S., mit einem Kupfer (zw. S.224-225), 8°, Pappband d. Zt. mit Rückenschild u. Rotschnitt Faivre 65. - Seltene Erstausgabe der "Gaukeltasche", einer Kompilation vorrangig von Witgeests "Natürlichem Zauberbuch" u. Pilulands "Hocus Pocus"; mit Geheimschriften, Becherspielen, Karten- Zahlen- u. div. Zauberkunststücke, sowie einigen Haushaltsrezepten. - Karl von Eckartshausen (auch Carl v. Eckhartshausen; 1752-1803), illegitimer Sohn des Grafen Karl von Haimhausen. Er wurde 1776 Hofrat, 1777 Mitglied der Bayerischen Akademie u. war von 1780 bis 1793 Bücherzensurrat. In dieser Zeit hatte er sich dem Orden der Illuminaten angeschlossen, später Kenner u. Vertreter rosenkreuzerischen Ideengutes. In seinen zahlreichen Publikationen suchte er anfangs der Aufklärung u. der Verschmelzung von Religion u. Wissenschaft zu dienen, während er später religiöse, mystische u. alchemistische Schriften veröffentlichte. - Einband angeschmutzt, bestossen u. berieben; Kapitale etwas beschabt; Innendeckel mit ExLibris "Heroldsberg"; etwas angeplatztes Titelgelenk u. die Zeile "Mit einem Kupfer" durchgestrichen; tlw. leicht fleckig; sonst ein gutes Expl. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Beyträge zur Kenntniß vorzüglich des Innern von England und seiner Einwohner. 16 Stücke (in 5 Bänden).

      Leipzig, Dykische Buchhandlung, 1791 - 1796. XVI, 120, 135, 126, 126, 128, 128, 128, 126, 112, 132, 134, 272, 118, 127, 255 S. Pbde. der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln sowie dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. Umfassendes, facettenreiches Werk des sächsischen Reiseschriftstellers Carl Gottlob Küttner (1755 - 1805) über die Geographie, das Wirtschafts- und Sozialordnung Englands sowie das Kultur- und Alltagsleben seiner Bewohner. Küttner, der als Hauslehrer in der Schweiz, später als Hofmeister in Engand und Irland tätig war, unternahm ausgiebige Reisen, die ihn unter anderem nach Italien, in die Niederlande und nach Frankreich sowie nach Dänemark, Schweden und Norwegen führten. Die Einbände (vor allem Rücken) etwas berieben (mit partiellem Abrieb der obersten Papierschicht), sonst gleichwohl gute, unversehrte, innen geradezu frische Exemplare; Seiten sauber und fleckenfrei. Exemplare. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).Dort Sommer-Rabatt von 20 Prozent auf dieses Angebot bis zum 17. September 2017. Versand D: 5,00 EUR England London Reise Reisebeschreibung Reiseführer

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        La Constitution Françoise, Présentée au Roi par l'Assemblée Nationale, le 3 septembre 1791, et acceptée le 14 du même mois. Suivie de la grande Charte d'Angleterre, et des Constitutions Américaines.

      - Paris, Dubosquet, s.d. (1791). 2 parties en un volume in-8, demi-basane de l'époque, dos lisse, pièce de titre de veau havane, (4), 112 p. et 130 p. Edition très complète de la Constitution de 1791 la première de l’histoire de France, publiée immédiatement à la suite de sa promulgation. Le texte de la Constitution est précédé du discours de présentation au roi par Albert Briois de Beaumetz, de la "Déclaration des droits de l'homme et du citoyen" (Art. 1er: "Les hommes naissent et demeurent libres et égaux en droits"), suivi du "Message du roi à l'Assemblée Nationale. Le 13 septembre 1791", de son "Serment pour l'acceptation de la Constitution" et de la réponse de Thouret. Contient en deuxième partie, sous pagination séparée, le texte de la "Charte d'Angleterre" (Magna Carta) précédé d’un historique et suivi, pour les États-Unis, de la "Déclaration des Droits des Américains", des constitutions du Massachusetts, de la Pennsylvanie, Delaware, Maryland, Virginie, Caroline septentrionale, et en fin de la Constitution des États-Unis d'Amérique signée par George Washington avec les Conventions des 17 septembre 1787 et 1789. Quelques accrocs de papier sans perte de texte. Cette édition est rare. Elle manque à Martin & Walter et à Monglond. Un seul exemplaire recensé dans les bibliothèques françaises (CCFr) celui de la BnF. Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Sammelband of six rare Quaker pamphlets, 1791-1795.

      - Small 8vo, contemporary tree calf, smooth spine ruled gilt with red morocco label ('Collection of Pieces'), bookplate of David Carrick on the pastedown and his ownership signature on the fifth title-page, contents listed in contemporary hand on front free endpaper, some browning but generally very good copies, with the small round stamp of the Selbourne Library on the initial title verso and in one lower margin, rear free endpaper with piece torn away. (1) [BEVAN, Joseph Gurney]. A Summary of the History, Doctrine, and Discipline, of Friends: written at the desire of the Meeting for Sufferings in London. The Fifth Edition. London: James Phillips, 1794. iv, 30 pp. (2) [SPALDING, James]. Some Account of the Convincement, and Religious Progress of John Spalding, late of Reading. London: James Phillips, 1795. v, 36 pp. (3) [SPALDING, James]. A Few Reasons, for leaving the National Established Mode of Worship, addressed principally to those who attend at the place called St. Giles’s Church, Reading. Second Edition. London: James Phillips, 1795. 44 pp. (4) BROOK, Mary. Reasons for the Necessity of Silent Waiting, in order to the Solemn Worship of God. To which are added several quotations from Robert Barclay’s Apology. The Seventh Edition Corrected. London: J. Phillips, 1791. 48 pp. (5) HENSHAW, Frances. A Serious Call, in Tender Compassion to the Sinners in Sion, of what Rank or Degree soever. Macclesfield: Edward Bayley, [1795?]. 14 pp. (6) COLLEY, Thomas. A Tender Salutation in Gospel Love, written principally for the Use of his Relations. The Second Edition. London: James Phillips, 1794. 23, [1] pp. PROVENANCE: David Carrick (1750–1829, draper and banker, of Carlisle, Cumberland (see Biographical Dictionary of British Quakers in Commerce and Industry 1775-1920. York: Sessions Book Trust). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PRINTED DOCUMENT, COMPLETED IN MANUSCRIPT AND SIGNED BY PENNSYLVANIA GOVERNOR THOMAS MIFFLIN AND SECRETARY ALEXANDER DALLAS, APPOINTING LEWIS RUSH AS ENSIGN OF A LIGHT INFANTRY COMPANY BELONGING TO THE SECOND BATTALION OF MILITIA IN THE CITY & LIBERTIES OF PHILADELPHIA, MAY 4, 1791.

      Francis Bailey., Philadelphia: - 15-1/4" x 13", paper seal of the State of Pennsylvania, elaborate typographic ornament; printed typescript with a variety of elegant type sizes and fonts. Signed beneath the seal, in the wide left margin, by Mifflin ['Tho. Mifflin']; and at the bottom by Dallas ['A.J. Dallas'] as Secretary. A few light fox marks. Several short fold separations repaired on blank verso, no text or manuscript loss. Very Good. Mifflin was a major general in the Continental Army, a member of the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly, a Continental Congressman from Pennsylvania, President of the Continental Congress, and a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787. He served as Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, President of the Pennsylvania Supreme Executive Council and as the first Governor of Pennsylvania. Dallas had a similarly star-spangled career: first Reporter of Decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court, Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of the Commonwealth of PA, U.S. Attorney for Eastern Pennsylvania, etc., etc. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Dissertatio de medicina Arabum.

      Lund, Berling, 1791. - 4to. (2), 13 (not: 12), (1) pp. Modern marbled wrappers. First edition. - One of the earliest treatises ever about medicine in Arabia, written by the important Swedish orientalist Matthias Norberg (1747-1826). Also treats the pre-Mohammedian age. The Göteborg physician Sven Peter Leffler (1776-1850) was also active as a publisher and printer; he edited the "Bibliothek deutscher Classiker" for Bruzelius in Uppsala. - With a few passages printed in Arabic and Greek. Very rare; not in auction records of the last three decades. Waller 14437. OCLC 14862938 and 257255159. Not in Wellcome or Blake (though held at NLM). Not in Macro. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Opere del conte Algarotti

      Carlo Palese 1791-1791, VENEZIA - INTERLINGUE 13 Volumi dell' opera che consta di 17 volumi. Tutti rilegati in pelle con bottelli al dorso, alcuni mancanti, le coperte presentano segni di usura in particolare alle estremità, tagli spruzzati di azzurro. Di contro le pagine sono ottimamente conservate, all' interno frontalini e finalini calcografici, bella incisione all' antiporta del volume 1, tutti i frontespizi riportano un' elegante incisione. Mancanti i volumi 10, 11, 12 e 13

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        Descripto Anatomica Nervorum Lumbalium Sacralium et Extremitatum Inferiorum. Cum Quatuor Tabulis Linearibus et Quatuor Adumbratis.

      Leipzig: Apud Siegfried Lebrecht Crusium, 1791, Large folio (60 x 44 cm), (4), 57, (1) pp., mit sieben von acht gestochenen Tafeln, im schlanken Halbledereinband aus der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts minimal fleckig. Erste und einzige Ausgabe! "Johann Leonard Fischer ... stach von ihm gezeichnete Tafeln für seine Beschreibung der nerven der Lumbalgegend und der unteren Extremitäten (mit 4 ausschatierten und 4 linearen Tafeln, Leipzig, 1791) in ganz ausgezeichneter Weise in Kupfer." Richard N. Wegner, Das Anatomenbildnis (1939), p.18Johann Leonhard Fischer, "zu Kiel, war am 19. Mai 1760 zu Culmbach im Bayreuthischen geboren, wurde 1785 zu Leipzig Dr. phil., Prosector der anatomischen Anstalt, 1789 Dr. med. mit der Diss.: "Taeniae hydatigenae in plexu choroideo nuper inventae historia" (mit Tafl. 4.) und Professor e. o., nachdem er vorher bereits einige zoologisch - veterinärwissenschaftliche Arbeiten: "P. C. F. Werneri vermium intestinalium brevis expositio. Continuatio secunda etc." (Leipzig 1786, mit Tafl.) - "Continuatio tertia" (1788, mit Tafl.) - "Observationes de oestro ovino atque bovino factae dissert." (Leipzig 1787, 4. mit 4 Tafl.) - " Ueber die Finnen im Schweinefleisch" (Deutsches gemeinnütziges Magazin. 1788) herausgegeben hatte. Er verfasste ferner noch die anatomischen Schriften: "Anweisung zur praktischen Zergliederungskunst nach Anleitung des Thom. Pole Anatomical Instructor" (Leipzig 1791, m. Kpf.) - "Dasselbe. Die Zubereitung der Sinneswerkzeuge und Eingeweide" (Leipzig 1733) - "Neurologiae generalis tractatus, descriptio anatomica nervorum lumbalium etc." (Leipzig 1791, Fol., mit Tafl.). 1793 wurde er als Prof. ord. der Anatomie und Chirurgie nach Kiel berufen, wurde 1802 Archiater und Director des akademischen Krankenhauses, war Mitglied des Schleswig-Holstein'schen Sanitäts-Collegiums seit dessen Errichtung 1804 und der Direction der Hebammenanstalt, wurde 1810 Etatsrath. In Kiel verfasste er noch eine "Praefatio ad I. F. Seidel index musei anatomici Kiliensis" (1818) und mehrere Aufsätze in verschiedenen Journalen. Sein Vortrag war lebhaft und anziehend, sein Haus der Sammelplatz für die Schätze mehrerer Reiche der Natur. Nach längerer Kränklichkeit starb er am 8. März 1833." G., Hirsch-H.II, p.528 siehe - Neuer Nekrolog der Deutschen. Jahrg. 11, 1833, I. pag. 167. - Callisen, VI, pag. 295 XXVIII, pag. 53.Waller 3062. Blake p.147.

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        Descripcion historial de la provincia y archipielago de Chiloe, en el reyno de Chile [including the Noticias practicas, e individuales de las islas nombradas vulgarmente de Otahiti ó Carolinas situadas en el mar del sud, ó Pacifico]

      First edition, an important work on the Island of Chiloe (Chile), and the Spanish exploration in the Pacific in the later half of the 18th century by Boenechea and Andia: Noticias practicas, e individuales de las islas nombradas vulgarmente de Otahiti ó Carolinas situadas en el mar del sud, ó Pacifico, a description of Domingo de Boenechea´s exploration of Tahiti and various Polynesian islands, prompted by the English exploration and recent English voyages in the Pacific, drafted following the return of the Second Spanish Voyage to Tahiti in 1775 (following another in 1772 also by Boenechea), amongst the earliest explorations of the Islands ever performed. Don Domingo de Boenechea y Andonaegui (1713-75), a veteran Basque captain, was chosen, in 1772, by the Viceroy of Peru, Manuel de Amat, to lead an expedition to Tahiti and Polynesia. Aboard the frigate Santa Maria Magdalena, better known as the Aguila, Boenechea sailed from Callao, on September 26, 1772, and after an easy passage arrived at the Tuamotu Archipelago, discovering an island on October 28 which he named San Simon y Judas (Tauere), and another which he named San Quintin (Haraiki) on October 31. The following day, he encountered Anaa, which he named Todos Santos; and on November 6 he sighted Meetia, which received the name of San Cristobal. On November 8 he arrived at Tahiti, which he named Amat. Amat was encouraged by Boenechea's accounts and decided to authorize a second expedition, with the objective of landing priests on Tahiti, so as to convert the natives to Christianity and to gain their loyalty to the Spanish Crown. Boenechea's second expedition embarked on the Aguila from Callao on September 20, 1774. On October 29 they sighted an island which was named San Narciso (Tatakoto), and two days later, the island of San Simon (Tauere).  On November 1, two islands were sighted which were named Los Martires (Tekokoto) -at the same time as Andia, however they did not meet- and San Juan (Hikueru). The island of San Quintin (Haraiki) was seen, and at Todos Santos (Anaa) they traded with the natives for coconuts and artifacts. On November 13 they sighted San Cristobal (Meetia), and the next day they reached their key destination, Amat (Tahiti). After some exploration of the coast, they anchored on November 27 in a harbor that they named Santa Cruz de Ohatutira (Tautira Bay). They met with the local chief, Vehiatua, and land was selected for the homestead built for the priests. After settling the friars, Boenechea sailed northwest for Orayatea (Raiatea). He passed Tetiaroa, which he renamed Los Tres Ermanos; sighted Huahine, which he named La Hermosa; and saw Raiatea, which he named La Princessa. Maurua was renamed San Antonio, and Borabora received the new name of San Pedro. The ships returned to Tahiti, where Boenechea died on January 26, 1775. Gayangos thereafter discovered the island of Raivavae in the Austral group that he named Santa Rosa, before returning to Callao on April 8, 1775. Importantly, Boenechea's description of the islands is one of the earliest detailed accounts of Tahiti and the Society Islands in existence and a fundamental source of information on the appearance of the islands before European settlements and influence. Much of this work by the head of the Franciscan missionary college of Santa Rosa at Ocapa, Peru, is a history of the Chilean province of Chiloe. The map Mapa de la Provincia y Archipielago de Chiloe en el Reyno de Chile Obispado de la Concepcion, is first large-scale map of Chiloe. The Chiloe Archipelago is a large group of islands, which features the large island of Chiloe, located off the coast of Chile in the Pacific. The map is very detailed, we can only assume it was compiled from the most updated available geographical information; it is dramatically engraved and features a compass rose and a title cartouche. The engraving represents a tree shaped like Christ on the Cross. Palau 104963. Sabin 27822. Cooper (Bib. of Tribes of Tierra del Fuego) 93.

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        Karte des nordlichsten America; California, Washington & Oregon

      Berlin 1791 - Sheet Dimension: 19.25 x 16.5 in. Copper etching. Daniel Sotzmann was a German cartographer and was active between 1783 and 1806. He produced a number of district, province and city maps of Germany in association with Carl Ludwig Oesfeld. Their work laid the foundations for the cartographic style used by many German cartographers throughout the nineteenth century. This map if a fine example of Daniel Sotzmann's incredible eye for detail. Based upon Arrowsmith's map reports of the discoveries of MacKenzie's Voyage and Stephen Long's Expedition to the source of the Mississippi River. As well as the Hudson Straits, Great Lakes, Missouri and Ohio River.

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        Rapport sur l'instruction publique, fait au nom du comité de constitution à l'assemblée nationale

      Paris, Baudoin et Du Pont, 1791, in-4, (4), 216, 7 planches repliées, demi-basane à coins de l'époque, tranches cirées, gardes marbrées, Premier rapport sur l'instruction publique de l'histoire de la République française. La Constitution du 3 septembre 1791 formulait des principes généraux ambitieux au sujet de l'instruction : "il sera créé et organisé une instruction publique commune à tous les citoyens, gratuite à l'égard des parties d'enseignements indispensables pour tous les hommes [...]". Le rapport de Talleyrand-Périgord propose une mise en pratique de cette double ambition de gratuité et de transmission d'un savoir incompressible. Son projet, présenté à l'Assemblée constituante les 10, 11 et 19 septembre 1791, érige un premier squelette de la future Éducation Nationale : une organisation administrative et matérielle, et des programmes. Il affirme surtout quelques grands principes fondateurs de l'instruction publique et républicaine française : une instruction primaire universelle et gratuite, la liberté d'enseignement et la mise en place d'une administration centrale. Malheureusement pour ce premier rapport fondateur, les événements politiques se compliquant et les idées sur l'éducation évoluant rapidement, il ne fut jamais réellement discuté et donc ne connut aucune application. Il servit toutefois de premier jalon et, grâce à l'édition qui en fut faite, il fut largement diffusé. En fin de volume, les 9 tableaux, en 7 planches repliées, présentent, pour chaque niveau de l'école primaire, une arborescence des différentes matières à enseigner, leur contenu et les méthodes qu'il convient d'employer. Exemplaire frais et grand de marges de ce texte de pédagogie et de théorie éducative. Coins émoussés. Planche VI à la toute fin de l'ouvrage.

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        The English Art of Cookery, According to the Present Practice; Being a Complete Guide to all Housekeepers, on a Plan entirely new; consisting of Thirty-eight Chapters. etc. etc.

      Dublin, Ireland: P. Byrne. FR/No Dustjacket. 1791. Leather. Spine worn, rubbed. . 12mo., xxiv, 24 Bill of Fare, 532 pages., LACKS TITLE PAGE! rest complete. .

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        DORDRECHT, GEZELSCHAP SIMPLICITE--- Album nr. 2 van het gezelschap Simplicité te Dordrecht over de jaren 1816-1843. Oblong album in rood marokijn gebonden, met een groot aantal bijdragen, in de vorm van gedichten en tekeningen. Manuscript.

      Het gezelschap was opgericht in 1791 en vierde in 1816 het 25 jarig bestaan, op huize Rhijn-oort van medelid Van Poelien van Nuland. Het album opent met teksten betr. dit jubileum door P. v. Braam, G.J. Schacht, M. Lemzon Pijnaker M.D. en mej. J.C. Nolthenius. Voorts een ledenlijst met de namen Gevaerts, van Poelien, Vrijthoff, Pit, Gevers, v.d. Santheuvel, Pelerin, Sandra (ook echtgenotes waren lid). Dan volgen ca. 50 bijdragen van gasten (en waarschijnlijk nieuwe leden) in de periode 1816-1841. In 1841 werd het 50 jarig bestaan gevierd. Opnieuw een ledenlijst en jubileum-bijdragen van president B.J. Vrijthoff en 7 leden. Tot slot weer 5 bijdragen van gasten over 1841-1843.M11624

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