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        Loi Relative Aux Juifs

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

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        THE HISTORY OF TOM JONES, A FOUNDLING [3 Volumes]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Les Amours de Psyché et de Cupidon

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

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        ENCYCLOPEDIE METHODIQUE - AGRICULTURE - TOME 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Mainz, kurfürstl. privilegirte Universitätsbuchhandlung, 1791. - Small folio (210 x 342 mm). 38, (2) pp. With engr. title vignette and 12 engr. plates by J. C. Berndt. Contemp. marbled boards. Only edition of this profusely illustrated collection of human malformations. "Achondroplasia is first described on page 30 and pictured on plate 11" (Garrison/M.). An English translation appeared in 1932 in R. H. Major's "Classic Descriptions of Disease". The versatile German anatomist S. T. von Soemmerring (1755-1830), one of the first members of the Senckenbergian Society, is hailed as the discoverer of the eye's Macula lutea, one of the earliest scholars to describe the Pterodactyl, and inventor of a telescope as well as of an electrical telegraph. He also was an early champion of smallpox vaccination. - Binding bumped at extremeties. Ms. inscription (c. 1820) on flyleaf: "Zum Beweise der reinsten Achtung | Aug. v. Tournier" [?]. Corners of flyleaf clipped; slight worming throughout (insignificant loss to text; more pronounced near beginning and end), otherwise fine. Extremely rare; last recorded on a German auction in 1964. Garrison/Morton 4306. VD 18, 14590689-001. E. Goldschmid, Entwicklung und Bibliographie der path.-anatom. Abbildung 78. OCLC 67960624. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Botanic Garden; A Poem in Two Parts

      London; J Johnson, St. Paul's Church-Yard, entered at Stationers Hall 1791 - Containing Part I The Economy of Vegetation and Part II the Loves of the Plants with Philosophical Notes. There is a round flaw to the front cover (showing in pictures). There is age toning to pages and other condition issues I've tried to portray with photos, but I am happy to forward additional copies of photographs or answer questions. Please contact seller with questions. Additional charges may apply for shipment of book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Anacreontos Thioy Melh praefixo commentario quo poetae genus traditur et bibliotheca anacreonteia adumbatur

      I. B. Bodonius Regis Catholici Typographys et B. Parm. Typogr. Praef. 1791 - In-12 relié demi chagrin havane à coins, faux titre et titre puis CXVIII, feuille de titre : Anacreontos Thioy Melh, puis 111 pages, portrait gravé au titre et au faux titre. Il s'agit de la réimpression de l'édition en caractères grecs majuscules de l'Anacréon que Bodoni fit paraître pour la première fois à Parme en 1784 en caractères minuscules. Il est dédié au Chevalier De Azara ambassadeur d'Espagne, devenu son conseiller et mécène. L'un des premiers chefs-d'Oeuvre de la typographie bodonienne. On consultera le numéro 28 de la revue FMR où un article : Question de Caractère est consacré à Bodoni. Ex-Libris de P. de la Morandière et de A. -G. Du Plessis ; dos en partie insolé, bon exemplaire [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Oeuvres completes de Voltaire 1-100.

      - Aux Deux-Ponts (Zweibrücken), Chez Sanson et compagnie 1791-92. 8:o. Contemporary half calf, spine richly gilt, double lettering-pieces, brown paper for title and green leather for parts. Redcoloured edges. Light wear to spines, three volumes with small damage to head of spine. Several volumes with part or most of the paper-labels eaten by insects (spiders). 15,5 x 10 cm.[#\81709] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        NOUVEAU VOYAGE EN DANEMARCK, SUEDE, RUSSIE, POLOGNE, ET DANS LE JUTLAND, LA NORVEGE, LA LIVONIE, LE DUCHE DE CURLANDE ET LA PRUSSE.

      - Paris, Volland, 1791. 12,5x20 cm. Traduit de l'anglais. Ouvrage en 2 tomes reliés en 1 volume. Avec 2 cartes dépliantes (Norvège méridionale et canal du lac Sodra) et 1 schéma d'un appareil pour geler le mercure. Reliure de l'époque en demi-basane à petits coins. Plats recouverts de papier moucheté beige. Dos lisse orné de bandes dorées. Titre sur une pièce de couleur orangée. Tomaison 1-2 sur une pièce de forme ovale. Quelques feuillets brunis, sinon ouvrage en très bon état général. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief (Fragment) mit U. ("Wilh: Tischbein").

      Neapel, 5. III. 1791. - 1 S. Kl.-4to. Schlußteil eines Briefes an den namentlich nicht genannten Karl Friedrich Graf von Gessler, den preußischen Gesandten in Dresden: "Solten Sie Verlangen haben von hisigen Gegenten Eins oder einige Gemählte zu haben, so bitte mir nur zuschreiben welche Ansichten es sein sollen, ich verspreche Ihnen das Sie zufrieden sein sollen. Dieser junge Mahler arbeitet jezo noch um einen geringen Preis, und sucht sich erst bekandt zu machen. in einigen jahre werden seine Bilder in Preis steigen. jezo nimt er für ein Bild von drey Fuß ongefer 30 Zechinen, und für eines ongefer 4 Fuß 50 Zechinen [.] Der H. von Goethe war vorigen jahr auch wieder nahe bey Italien, ist aber nicht bis hier her gekomen [.]". - Im April und Mai d. J. 1790 war Goethe nach Venedig gereist. - Die unteren Ecken abgeschrägt, der linke Rand alt hinterlegt.

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        Historia Natural, Civil y Geográfica de las Naciones situadas en las Riveras del Rio Orinoco. Tomo Segundo

      Barcelona, en la Imprenta de Carlos Gibert y Tutó, 1791. 4to.; 2 hs., 352 pp. y dos láminas fuera de texto. Encuadernación de época, en piel con lomera ornada y con pequeña falta en cabeza de lomera.

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        Antigonou Historion Paradoxon Synagoge. Carystii Historiarum Mirabilium. Collectanea Explicata A Ioanne Beckmann Magnae Britann. Regis A Consiliis Avl. Professore Oeconomiae, Societatis Scient. Gottingensis Sodall. Additis Annotationibus G. Xylandri, I. Meursii, R. Bentleii, I.G. Schneideri, I. N. Niclas, Aliorumque Cum Interpretatione G. Xylandri. Subjectis sub finem annotationibus Ad Aristotelis Auscultationes Mirabiles

      Paul Gotthelf Kummer, Leipzig 1791 - 8vo. xii. 284pp. Brown library buckram with gilt lettering to spine. Rebacked. Minor rubbing to head and tail of spine and to corners. Slight discoloration to parts of front endpapers. Paper pasted to inside of front board reading "with the autograph of J.D. Michaelis. Rev. John Mitford. Rev. J.A. Jerimine." With manuscript notes in beautiful longhand opposite title page by Nathan R. Williams living in New York in the 1870's. As mentioned above there are three autographs present. The one's of Rev. John Mitford and Rev. J.A. Jerimine are on the blank page preceding the manuscript notes, and John David Michaelis signature is present on title page. This is a very rare critical edition of the third century historian and biographer Antigonus of Carystus. Text in Greek and Latin in parallel columns. A tight copy in very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Leben Josephs des Zweyten. Nebst den Briefen desselben an den General Fragen d'Alton während der Unruhen in Brabant. Aus dem Französischen.

      Leipzig, Karl Franz Köhler, 1791. - (12), 414 SS. Mit gest. Portrait als Titelvignette. (Beigebunden) II: [Pezzl, Johann]. Anekdoten und Charakterzüge von Kaiser Joseph II. Nebst einer Skizze seines Lebens. Wien und Leipzig, o. Dr., 1790. Drei Teile. 126, (2) SS. 128 SS. 96 SS. (Beigebunden) III: [Gottschling, Paul Rudolf]. Unterthänigstes Flehen an Kayser Joseph den Andern, die so schwere Strafe der Schiffziehenden in Ungarn in etwas allergnädigst zu mildern; entworfen von einem im Auslande lebenden siebenbürgischen treuen Unterthan. [Dresden, Selbstverlag?], 1787. 14 SS. Blaugrauer Interimspappband. Verblaßter dreiseitiger gesprenkelter Rotschnitt. 8vo. Interessanter josephinischer Sammelband. I: Erste deutsche Ausgabe von Caracciolis "Vie de Joseph II, empereur d'Allemagne". Übersetzt von Gottlieb Benjamin Reichel. "Enthält auch: Joseph II, [Recueil de lettres originales au général D'Alton] Briefe an den General d'Alton" (Fromm). - II: Erste Ausgabe von Pezzls mehrfach aufgelegter Vita von und Anekdotensammlung um Joseph II. in drei Teilen. - III: Der gebürtige Hermannstädter Paul Rudolph Gottschling (1721-1805) lebte als Buchhalter in Bautzen, ab 1783 als Schriftsteller in Dresden. Seine Eingabe an Joseph II., betreffend die Strafe des Schiffziehens (als Ersatz für die 1787 abgeschaffte Todesstrafe absichtlich möglichst grausam gestaltet), wird von Wernigg als "österreichischer Druck" geführt, von allen anderen Quellen aber als Dresdner Druck angegeben. - Teils braunfleckig. Aus der Bibliothek des großen Privatgelehrten, Sammlers und "Josephinikers" Max von Portheim (1857-1937) mit seinem Exlibris mit eigenh. Numerierung "4070" am vorderen Innendeckel. Seltenes Provenienzexemplar, da die Portheimsche Sammlung größtenteils in die Wienbibliothek im Rathaus (vormals Wiener Stadt- und Landesbibliothek) eingegliedert wurde. I: Fromm 4509. II: Slg. Mayer I, 233. Vgl. Wurzbach XXII, 161. Nicht bei Holzmann/Bohatta. - III: Wernigg 6096. Holzmann/Bohatta II, 3423 ("Dresden"). Kläbe (Neuestes gel. Dresden, 1796), in: DBA I 411, 145 ("Dresden, Selbstverlag"). Hamberger/Meusel II, in: ebd., 147. Otto (Lex. d. Oberlaus. Schriftst.) Nr. 15, in: ebd., 151. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE BON TON MAGAZINE OR MICROSCOPE OF FASHION AND FOLLY NOS 1-39, MARCH 1791 TO MAY 1793 COMPLETE IN 3 VOLUMES

      Printed for D Brewman and W. Locke 1791-1793, London - Fashion; Magazine; Pornographic; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Color Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; aprox 1800 pages; THE BON TON MAGAZINE OR MICROSCOPE OF FASHION AND FOLLY NOS 1-39, MARCH 1791 TO MAY 1793 complete in 3 volumes. English language text. A complete run for the three year period in three 3/4 leather volumes. Includes 3 additional engraved title pages, 77 engraved plates of which 5 are colored. Lacking only the plate Amorous Conflagration in Vol I. Plates are generally of well dressed Lords and Ladies in sexually oriented pursuits. Such titles as "The Skittish Wife and the Patrician Rough Rider", "The Lord and the Engaging Matron", "A Leicestershire Amour" often refer to specific personages. The latter has lightly penciled in at the bottom, "Mary Elisa, wife of The Rev. Calverts John Crewick (sp? ) ". Very occasional scattered foxing, contents VG. Boards rubbed and spines worn but volumes are sound and tight. An interesting social documentary of the thoughts, mores and dalliances of the day. Variously paginated, about 600 pp per volume. Miscellany including anecdotes, romances, biographical sketches, poetry and songs. Ward, W. S. Index of serials, p. 17. NCBEL, II: 1309. Crane & Kaye, 1057. ESTCP3004. At least partial copies exist at Bodleian, Library of Congress, Newberry, British Library and London Library. ; 6 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        JOURNAL OF THE THIRD SESSION OF THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, DECEMBER 6th, 1790.

      Philadelphia: John Fenno, 1791. - 203pp. Folio. Modern three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt with leather labels. Lightly foxed. Ownership signature of James Hillhouse (1754-1832), a New Haven lawyer and politician who served as a U.S. Congressman and later Senator. Very good. The journal of the Senate recorded during the third session of the first Congress and including its response to a State of the Union address by Washington detailing issues with public credit and the northwest frontier; sundry acts authorizing the President to discharge foreign debts; and "An Act Declaring the Consent of Congress, that a New State be Formed within the Jurisdiction of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Admitted into this Union by the name of the State of Kentucky." In all, many important issues were settled in the discussions recorded here, and many significant events in the nation's history are treated in depth. NAIP w020589. EVANS 23901.

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        A Treatise of the Plague: Containing An Historical Journal, and Medical Account, of the Plague, at Aleppo, in the Years 1760, 1761, and 1762. Also Remarks on Quarantines, Lazarettos, and the Administration of Police in Times of Pestilence

      G.G. J. and J. Robinson, London 1791 - xxiv, 583pp, clix, + index. 'To which is added an Appendix, containing cases of the Plague; and an account of the weather during the pestilential season.'. Cover worn and detached. Outer spine missing. Fep loose. Title page dust soiled with library stamp. Contents firm and in overall good condition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Botanic Garden

      J. Johnson 1791, 1791, London - Large quarto. Two parts. London: J. Johnson, 1791. Two volumes. Part 1, The Economy of Vegetation is the First Edition; Part 2, The Loves of the Plants, is the Third Edition. Bound together in contemporary calf, morocco label on spine. Complete with all 20 plates as called for, some folding, which include five plates by William Blake ("The Fertilization of Egypt" being the most widely known). Also present is the binder’s instructions bound in between the two volumes on light green paper with directions for placement of the plates. Two full-page frontispiece engravings. Binding worn with both boards detached, brown-toning opposite plates, otherwise a very clean and bright copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Oeuvres complettes de Louis de Saint-Simon, Duc et Pair de France, Chevalier des Ordres du Roi et de la Toison d`or, etc. etc. Pour servir à l`Histoire des cours de Louis XIV, de la Régence et de Louis XV. Avec des notes, des explications et des additions à la fin de chaque volume, extraites des Correspondances et des portefeuilles de l`auteur et de plusieurs Princes et Seigneurs ses contemporains. EA. der Edition. 13 Bände.,

      A Straßburg chez J. G. Treuttel, Libraire et se trouve a Paris chez Onfroy, Libraire, rue St. Victor n°. 11, 1791.,, - Zus. ca. 3200 S. Mit 1 gest. Titelportrait und 1 gefalt. Stammtafel. 8°. Sehr dekorative H-Lederbände d. Zeit, Buchecke bestoßen u. beschabbt, Buchrücken jedoch noch gut erhalten, Buchblock fest u. Papier kaum stockfleckig. Ingesamt seltenes noch gut erhaltenes u. kompletes Exemplar dieser ersten Ausgabe! Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 7550 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        La Constitution Françoise, décrétée par l'Assemblée Nationale constituante, aux années 1789, 1790 et 1791 ; acceptée par le Roi le 14 septembre 1791.

      Paris, Imprimerie de Didot l'aîné, chez Belin 1791 - in-16, 164-8 pages, [8] ff. n. ch. (Calendrier pour l'année bissextile M. DCC. XCII), maroquin vieux-rouge, dos lisse cloisonné et fleuronné, pièce de titre bouteille, encadrement de guirlande dorée sur les plats, tranches dorées, hachures intérieures (reliure de l'époque). Une des éditions portatives de la Constitution de 1791 qui connurent un grand succès de vente, et donnèrent lieu à ce que l'on peut considérer comme les premières reliures d'éditeur (la couvrure en maroquin de notre exemplaire était réalisée sur une importante partie de l'impression pour être vendue telle quelle). Bel exemplaire.

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        Manuscript Circular from the Treasury Department March 10, 1791, addressed to Jeremiah Olney, Collector for Providence, Rhode Island, signed by Coxe

      - quarto, three pages, of a bi-folium, old folds, split along central vertical fold, now comprising two sheets, small hole in last leaf occasioned by careless opening, else in very good clean, legible condition. Signed by Coxe and also free franked in Coxe¿s hand on address leaf, docketed on verso ¿From Tench Coxe, A. Secretary of the Treay. 10th March 1791 Returns transmitted 10th May 1791.¿ ¿An avowed economic nationalist, Coxe actively supported the financial program of Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton, particularly Hamilton¿s efforts to establish a national bank. In May 1790 Hamilton named Coxe to be his assistant secretary of the treasury. Hamilton used Coxe¿s research in preparing his report on manufactures (1791) ¿¿ ¿ American National Biography, volume 5, pp., 636-638 It is certain that much of the information obtained by Coxe from this circular was used by Hamilton in his famed Report on Manufactures which was presented to the House of Representatives on December 5, 1791. ¿(Circular) Treasury Department March 10, 1791 Sir, In making up some documents which are requisite for the information of the President and the Legislature, a return of the new Vessels launched since the Commencement of the General Government is found necessary. It is therefore the wish of the Secretary of the Treasury that as soon as may be convenient after the receipt hereof you would transmit to this office the most exact return in your power of the Decked Vessels built in your District between the fourth of March 1790 and the same day in 1791 including the smallest sizes, The name, tonnage, form of rigging, whether ship, brig, &c, the form of the hull, whether double or single decked or deep waisted the owners name whether a citizen or foreigner and of what Nation, if pierced for guns and how many, whether the frame was of Pine or White Oak or live Oak and Cedar &c will be very useful points of information. The enclosed form will enable you to execute this business with greater facility and may be adhered to as far as may be possible. After the above year is stated in your return you will proceed to make a similar one as to the preceeding year that is from the fourth of March 1789 to the same day in 1790 but unless you can procure the requisite information of both years at the same time it will be well not to delay that first mentioned. The Secretary also wishes that you may forward from time to time as they may come into your hands any documents that have relation to the commerce, navigation, fisheries, manufactures or productions of your state either in the time of the Province or in that of the Commonwealth. These things frequently offer to Gentlemen in public stations and will be of the greatest importance to this Country, which till the last two years has had few national offices. The Legislature having been pleased to extend the privilege of franking to the Comptroller, the Treasurer, and the Auditor, sealed packets or letters similar to those which have heretofore been enclosed to the Secretary of the Treasury may be hereafter put into the Mails addressed to them. I am Sir, Very respectfully Your most obt. Servant Tench Coxe Assist. Secy¿

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        Diplomata, bullae, privilegia, libertates, immunitates, constitutiones, et statuta celeberrimae, et antiquissimae universitatis Vindobonensis ab anno MCCCLXV primae suae institutionis, ad annum MCCCLXXXIX quo, studio theologico aucta, et completa florebat. [.] Editio tertia.

      Wien, Johann Thomas Edler v. Trattner, 1791. - 2 Teile in 1 Band. (8), 120, 256, (24) SS. Mit zweiteiligem gest. Frontispiz und 2 gefalt. gest. Tafeln. Marmorierter Lederband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückenschildchen und hübscher Rückenvergoldung. Dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. Buntpapiervorsätze. 4to. Zweisprachige Edition (nach der dritten lateinischen, "aus dem II. Buch der Commentarien des berühmten Hernn Petrus Lambecius") der "Diplomen, Bullen, Privilegien, Freyheiten, Constitutionen, und Statuten der Weltberühmten, und uralten Universität zu Wien in Österreich vom Jahre der Stiftung 1365 bis zum Jahre 1389, da sie durch Einverleibung der theologischen Fakultät ihre Vollkommenheit erhalten hat" (dt. Paralleltitel). - Einband berieben und vereinzelt mit kl. Wurmspuren. Kapitale lädiert. Erste Lage minimal knittrig. Exemplar aus der berühmten Bibliothek des Benediktinerstifts Kremsmünster (OÖ). De Backer/Sommervogel IV, 257, 31. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Divina Commedia, nuovamente corretta spiegata e difesa da F.B.L.M.C. Cantica I,II,III.

      Antonio Fulgoni, Roma 1791 - [Figurato Carta Azzurra-Legatura-Dante] (cm.26,5) voll. 3 bella legatura originale in pieno vitello marmorizzato a più colori, piatti con filetti e ricco fregio a rotella, nervi, doppi filetti e fregi floreali anche al dorso, tutto in oro compreso il titolo entro tassello, tagli rossi. Frontis + pp. XXVIII + 1 tav. + pp. 502; Frontis + 1 tav. + pp. 523 + 1 p. di imprimatur; Frontis + pp. XII + 1 tav. + pp. 541 + 1 p. nn. I frontespizi portano due medaglioni, uno col ritratto di Dante, incisi dal Pacini, le tre tavole in rame illustrano l' inferno, il purgatorio e il nparadiso. Precede la vita di Dante scritta da P. Serassi. Esemplare particolare, uno dei pochi stampati su carta azzurra, bello e raro. E' questa la prima divina commedia stampata a Roma con il testo intero, inoltre è la prima edizione con il valido commento di F.B. Lombardi che si è avvalso particolarmente dell' edizione del Nidobeato del 1478 ma anche di quelle di Foligno, Mantova e del Landino. Esemplare bellissimo fresco e nitido, perfettamente conservato. Unica menda, il solo dorso del primo volume con difetti, abrasioni e dorature sbiadite. Molto belle le legature degli altri due volumi. * Mambelli 78; * De Batines I 119; * Gamba 397; * Graesse II 331; * Saginati "Collezione Dantesca Biblioteca Berio" n°81; * Martini "Dante Biblioteca Fondazione Marco Besso" p. 45; * Raccolta Mackenzie p. 113.[f68] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reflexiones sobre las maquinas y maniobras del uso de a bordo.

      Madrid, en la Imprenta Real, 1791. - xxxii, 386, 23 pp., 23 folding plates, 1 folding table. Folio, contemporary tree sheep (minor wear; joints skillfully repaired), flat spine with crimson morocco lettering piece, marbled endleaves. Crisp and clean. In fine condition. ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this work on a ship's accoutrements, including rigging, blocks, rudder and capstan. There are also long sections on the shape of the hull and how it moves through the water.Ciscar (d. 1833), a native of Oliva in Valencia, participated in several Cuban campaigns from 1780 to 1783, including the escort of the Comte de Grasse's fleet after its defeat. In 1811 he was sent to Cádiz as a deputy to the Cortes, and was elected president of that body. The Regency later put him in charge of a canal to be built between the Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico, but because of political unrest in the area, the project never got under way.---- Palau 54952: calling for only xxxii, 386 pp. and 23 plates. Fernandez de Navarrete, @Bibliografia marítima española I, 443-47. @Ensayo de bibliografía marítima española 3069. Fuster II, 482. Scott 107. NUC: NN, DLC-P4, CtY, NjP, NcD, MH. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Catecismo da doutrina Christá, composto por mandado do [.] Senhor Cardeal de Mendoça, Patriarca de Lisboa. Adoptado pelo [.] Senhor Arcebispo de Braga.

      Lissabon, Antonio Rodrigues Galhardo, 1791. - (III)-XXIV, 541, (3) SS. Mit Wappenholzschnitt am Titel. Mittelbrauner portugiesischer Kalbsledereinband der Zeit mit Filete und doppelter goldgepr. Deckelbordüre, dekorativer floraler Rückenvergoldung sowie goldgepr. Wappensupralibros (des portugiesischen Königshauses Braganza) an beiden Deckeln. Stehkantenvergoldung. Dreiseitiger anziselierter Goldschnitt; Marmorvorsätze. Lesebändchen. 8vo. Seltener, hübsch gebundener portugiesischer Katechismus aus der Zeit von König João VI. mit dessen Familienwappen als Deckelsupralibros. - Kapitale etwas lädiert; das Vordergelenk oben eingerissen. Rückenschildchen fehlt. Alte hs. Einträge am Vorsatz; Titel unten alt hinterlegt; es fehlt der Vortitel. Vereinzelt unbedeutend braunfleckig.

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        Dieu est l'amour le plus pur, ma prière et ma contemplation, traduit de l'allemand du conseiller aulique d'Eckartshausen, sur la seconde édition

      - Munich : J. Lentner, 1791 In-8, maroquin rouge, dos et plats ornés à l'or, tranche dorée ; frontispice gravé (Weissenhahn) titre ornée d'une vignette gravée, 3 feuillets non chiffrés et 243 pages. Caillet 3506 : "Ouvrage rare d'un des plus célèbres écrivains mystique de l'Allemagne"

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        PRINCIPLES OF LANDSCAPE. A bound collection of 38 fine engraved plates, each with caption, issued by C. Taylor between 1791 and 1793.

      C. Taylor 1791 - The first plate is intended as a title-page and is engraved Principles of Landscape, this wording also features within the plate mark at the upper right hand corner of eight of the plates. The captions are Rural Subjects: D,E,H,H,I,K,L,M,O,P,Shooting: I,II. The remainder are identified views in the North of England, Snowdon, Rome and Geneva. The publisher and dating of the plates would suggest that this was issued by Taylor possibly from the remainder stock of plates inserted in his Landscape Magazine of 1791-93. The full title of that work does accurately describe the plates present here. The Landscape Magazine: containing perceptive principles of landscape: also, a series of interesting landscapes; and views of remarkable objects, and places; grottoes, caverns, rocks, mountains, buildings, and ruins; selected from original drawings, from the works of the best masters, and forming a complete system of that delightful art. The Magazine is very scarce, ESTC recording only the BL copy in this country, and 4 copies in America. A very good copy in contemporary half red roan, head and tail of the gilt spine neatly repaired. The plates are all fresh and clean.With the contemporary ownership name of Mrs Tournay, Bath, on the inner front board. small oblong 4to. C. Taylor. 1791-93. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kst.- Karte, n. Bowles b. Schraembl, "Übersicht der Europäischen Seeküsten ..".

      . mit altem Grenzkolorit,, dat. 1791, 60 x 49 (H). DerTitel im Rund oben rechts, darunter kleine Nebenkarte vom östl. Mittelmeer mit Cypern. - Kleiner hinterlegter Einriss rechts. - Dekorative Karte.

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        Landschaftsansicht, "Gegend der Stadt Schmideberg nach Landshut in Schlesien.".

      . altkol. Umrißkupferstich v. D. Berger n. Reinhardt, dat. 1791, 27 x 40. Daniel Berger ( 1744 - 1824, Kupferstecher in Berlin ) stach Riesengebirgsmotive nach Bildern von Carl Christoph Reinhardt ( 1733 - 1827 ). - Das Blatt ist altgerahmt ( Goldrahmen mit Schrägschnittpassepartout ).

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        The Trial of Lord Dungarvan, at the Old Bailey on Monday the 17th.

      1791 - A Cautionary Tale for "Young Gentlemen" [Trial]. Cork, Edmund Boyle, Earl of [1767-1856], Defendant. The Trial of Lord Dungarvan, At the Old Bailey, On Monday the 17th of January 1790, Before Mr. Baron Thompson. Taken Accurately in Short Hand by a Gentleman of the Middle Temple. Counsel for the Prosecution, Mr. Knowles and Mr. Const. For his Lordship, Mr. Shepherd, Mr. Garrow, and Mr. Cullen. London: Printed for Mr. Lewis, 1791. [6], ii, [3]-38, [2] pp. Includes two-page publisher catalogue. Copperplate portrait frontispiece. Quarto (10" x 8"). Recent three-quarter morocco over cloth, gilt rules to boards, gilt title to spine, untrimmed edges. Moderate rubbing to extremities, some toning to text, light soiling to half-title, which has an owner signature (of William Owen, Trinity College) dated 1794, repairs to corners and fore-edge of frontispiece. Ex-library. Stamps to boards and free endpapers, bookplate to front pastedown. A solid copy of a rare title. * Only edition. The frontispiece depicts Elizabeth Weldon, the prostitute who initiated the suit. In an attempt to extort money, she threatened Boyle, also known as Viscount Dungarvan due to his Irish properties, with a bogus lawsuit. She said she would claim he took money from her clothing after he purchased her services. However, Cork called her bluff and eventually prevailed in court. Clearly a salacious case, it is presented here as a cautionary tale for "young gentlemen, whose levity may bring them into a familiar situation." The reporter warns that it "may not always be in the power, even of a man of fashion, to refute the plausible tale of an artful woman, (although a prostitute.) It may not always happen that an innocent defendant shall have the same circumstances to protect his honour, as my Lord Dungarvan" (ii). OCLC locates 2 copies, both in law libraries (Columbia, Harvard). English Short-Title Catalogue N013878. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Descripcion historial de la provincia y archipielago de Chiloe, en el reyno de Chile

      Don Benitro Cano, Madrid 1791 - Contemporary full vellum, title penned to spine; some light staining and discoloration. Text block starting to separate from binding at front joint, but binding still largely sound. Scattered foxing and browning, worming to the bottom margin on the final 8 leaves, but mostly very clean and fresh internally. With the plate depicting the tree shaped like Christ on the cross, and the large folding map of Chile. (viii), 318pp. Cooper (Bib. of Tribes of Tierra del Fuego) 93, Sabin 27822.The first 250 pages cover Chile and the surrounding area, but the final section (with a separate half title) "Noticias Practicas, e Individuales de las Islas Nombradas Vulgarmente de Otahiti o Carolinas Situadas en el Mar del Sud o Pacifico" is a description of the Spanish missions to Tahiti. The Spanish expeditions to Tahiti began in 1772 (this details a 1774 attempt) and all early accounts are quite rare. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Exploration; History. Inventory No: 045096. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Descriptive Catalogue of a General Collection of Ancient and Modern Engraved Gems, Cameos as well as Intaglios, Taken from the Most Celebrated Cabinets in Europe and Cast in Coloured Pastes, White Enamel, and Sulphur, by James Tassie, Modeller; arranged and Described by R.E. Raspe; and Illustrated with Copper-Plates.

      2 volumes. James Tassie, London 1791. 4° . Parallel text in English and French. Double titlepage (printed in red and black). Engraved frontispiece + 58 engraved plates. Contemporary half-calf bindings with gilt decoration on spines. Old repair of some corners and edges (made professionally). Small tear along plate edge on frontispiece plate.. Brunet IV, 1120. James Tassie (1735-1799) was collector and merchant of impressions of classical gems, providing sets and selections of impressions in a variety of materials. His collection is reported to be the most comprehensive of its times. The magnificent catalogue lists 15,800 items, classified and described by Rudolph Erich Raspe (1737-1794)

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        AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS. The sixth edition

      Printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell. London. 1791. THREE VOLUMES. 8vo. Contemporary full tan calf bindings with red title labels, ruled and lettered in gilt. Black circular number pieces with floral gilt roll surrounds and gilt ruling to spines. Small amounts of loss to the top of spines and some minor rubbing to edges. Previous owners neat name in ink to the top of the title pages of each volume and the words 'Bt. London. Oct 71' written in ink to the front paste-downs. Overall a better than very good clean set in attractive early calf bindings. Uncommon in such nice condition.

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        Das neue königliche l'Hombre nebst einer gründlichen Anweisung wie Quadrille, Cinquille, Piquet, Reversy, Trisett, Taroc, Whist, Boston, Patience, Cabale, &c. nach jetziger Art zu spielen sind, wobey nebst noch andern Kartenspielen das Billard- Pielkentafel- Schach- und Ballspiel, wie auch das Verkehren im Brett, Trictrac und Toccategli sammt den Ausdrücken, deren man sich bey diesen verschiedenen Spielen bedienet, deutlich beschrieben und erkläret werden. Dreizehnte verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage.

      1791 - Hamburg, bey den Gebrüdern Herold, 1791. 8:o. VIII,312 pp. Later marbled boards with brown title label. Uncut edges. The eight first pages slightly dusty and with minor stains. Somewhat foxed in the beginning and towards the end. Occasional old marginal notes. A library stamp from Serck's Stiftung Bibliothek. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Mysterious Mother. A Tragedy

      London, 1791. Octavo; some slight soiling, but a very good copy in later half maroon morocco, with marbled sides. A tragedy about incest which suffered from more than the usual attention from pirateers. In the preface the author offered an apology for its appearance in public, claiming "it is solely to avoid its being rendered still worse by a surreptitious edition…He is sensible that the subject is disgusting, and by no means compensated by the execution". The first edition consisted of fifty copies privately distributed in 1768. Summers (A Gothic Bibliography) gives the first public edition as Dodsley, 1781, but this edition which was not published in a formal sense, but undertaken by Walpole to discourage a threatened unauthorized printing. This was followed by a second edition in 1789. There was a pirated Dublin edition of 1790, reissued in 1791.

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        Beskrivelse over Danske Mynter og Medailler. I Den Kongelige Samling

      Copenhagen, Denmark: N. Møller og Sön, 1791. Description of Danish Coins and Medals, the Royal Collection. Two volumes. First volume with title page dated 1791, Dansk Medailler og Mynter det Kongelige Kabinet. Second volume continues with part of the 1791 text and plates and also contains [in whole or in part] the addendum of 1794, Tillaeg til Beskrivelsen over Dansk Mynter og Medailler, I den Kongelige Samling. Edited by Georg Nielsen, Frederik Adam Müller and others. This substantial work was printed in antiqua by the Danish printer Nicolaus Møller. The large vignettes of the title page and of the introduction [Indledning] page of the first volume were engraved (and possibly drawn) by F.L. Bradt. The title page, in neo-classic style, and the part-title pages were engraved by G. Fehrenholtz. Elephant folio. 17 x 12 inches (424 x 289 mm). LXIV, 240; [ii], 619-812, [2] pages, with 91 full-page engraved plates in the first volume and with 118 full-page engraved plates in the second volume. According to some sources, but unconfirmed, there were 344 engraved plates in the complete three-volume edition, i.e., the two-volume set issued in 1791 and the supplement issued in 1794; missing in this copy offered for sale are, presumably, text pages 241-618 and corresponding plates for C. IV, F. III and C. V. Rebound. Bindings appear to be circa 1940s or 50s. Rust colored buckram binding, with spines lettered in gilt. Moderately bumped spine heads and tails and corners. As to each volume there is a crack between two gatherings [between the half title page and the title page of the first volume and between pages 600 and 641 of the second volume]. More a cosmetic issue than a structural issue, as the text blocks remain firmly attached to the bindings. Strong and fairly thick paper, not brittle or fragile. Occasional light spotting to the pages and plates, much less than one might expect in volumes of this age, and with most plates free of any spotting or soiling. First and only edition of the principal work on Danish numismatics. This monumental work is illustrated with finely engraved plates based on the massive collections of historical coins and medallions held in the Danish Royal Collection. Featured are coins and medallions of kings of the Oldenburg line, beginning with Christian I and ending with Christian VII, who was on the throne at the time of publication of this book. Featured are Christian I, Hans, C. II, Frederick I, C. III, and F. II. Largely absent are C. IV, F. III and C. V. [except for Plate III, Vol. II, Section "Samling af Medailler over Kongerne af den Oldenborgske Stamme" and Plates I-III, Vol. II, "Sigiller"] Continuing with F. IV, C. VI, F. V, and C. VII. The edition of 1791 consisted of two volumes: Text-volume: LXIV, 819, (4) pp. Plate-volume: engraved title page, 17 engraved part-titles and 319 (all) full page engraved plates. The edition of 1794 was an addendum or supplement and consisted of title page [2] 36 pages of text and, apparently, up to 25 full page plates. Bibliotheca Danica II:587.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. Illus. by Fehrenholtz, G.; Bradt, F. L.. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

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        A New Medical Dictionary; Or, General Repository Of Physic, Containing An Explanation Of The Terms, And A Description Of The Various Particulars Relating To Anatomy, Physiology, Physic, Surgery, Materia Medica, ChemistryÖ

      London: Printed For J.Johnson; G.G.J. and J.Robinson, A.Hamilton, Jun. & J.Murray, 1791. Third Edition, Revised and Corrected, with numerous additions by Dr. George Wallis, lecturer on the theory and practice of Physic, London. Blake p. 314. Wellcome iv p. 188. folio. pp. x, 738 [i.e. 734], [8]index, [6]. text in double columns. 30 engraved plates. contemporary tree calf, rebacked (corners worn, title slightly soiled & with small library rubberstamp, occasional light spotting)

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        Philosophie der Naturgeschichte. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt, mit Zusätzen des Herrn Rektors Lichtensteins herausgegeben von E. Zimmermann. Berlin: Voss, 1791.

      - First German edition of the first volume of Philosophy of Natural History (1790) by the Edinburgh printer, editor and author William Smellie (1740-95). The second volume was published posthumously in 1799. 'Smellie's reputation as a natural historian was such that Charles Elliot paid £1000 for the copyright to volume one of Smellie's Philosophy of Natural History, which appeared in 1790, shortly after Elliot's death. Smellie was delayed in completing the work by the demands of business and most of his fee was tied up in Elliot's estate or lost to various arrestments for debt. As was often the case, financial success eluded Smellie, but he received international acclaim for the Philosophy, which became part of the new Harvard curriculum in an edition abridged by Dr John Ware that ran through over thirty impressions and was reissued at Boston as late as 1872' (ODNB). 2 volumes, xxxii, 364, [1]; viii, 296 pp., contemporary half leather over marbled boards, spines gilt, corners slightly worn, all edges red, minimal browning, a very clean and attractive set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das Lustschloss Sr. Excele. Grafen von Firmian, Leopoldskron genant, bei Salzburg, mit der Aussicht gegen dem Dürnstein u. Dürnberg.

      Salzburg, Naumann, 1791-93.. Altkolorierter Kupferstich. ca. 26,5 x 42 cm. Gerahmt mit Passepartout in Goldleiste etw. späterer Zeit. N/W 442 - Aus: Naumann, August Franz Heinrich: Sammlung der schönsten Prospecte des Landes Salzburg.. Blatt alt beschnitten, etw. fleckig.

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        American Museum, Or, Universal Magazine

      Philadelphia: Mathew Carey, 1791. volume 10. Full Calf. Good. 8vo. Volume 10 covering from July through December 1791. Professionally rebacked. Lightly browned throughout as is usual for 18th century American paper but very tight and easily readable. . Probably the most important American publication of its time.

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        Den Marokanske Kajser Mohamed Ben Abddallah's Historie.

      Kbhvn.: Nicolaus Møller 1791. (24) + 334 + (16) s. Samt. marmoreret helskindsbind, rigt forgyldt ryg (lidt slidt) med ejeretiket "J.K.H.", permer med forgyldte bordurer, forperm med forgyldt våbenstempel, tresidet guldsnit. Trykt på svært skrivepapir. Samt. gaveinskription på forsatspapir og næsten bortraderet navn på titelbl.. Bibl. Dan. II, 558. Georg Høst (1734-94), statsråd og historiker. Han var kommissær i Marokko fra 1760 for det danske afrikanske kompagni indtil dets opløsning i 1768. I Marokko lærte han sig arabisk og kendte kejseren personligt. Hans hovedværk er "Efterretninger om Marokko og Fez..." som udkom i 1779

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        Description of the Plains of Troy

      5 Troy Volumes in 1CHEVALIER, M.. Description of the Plains of Troy. With a map of that region delineated from an actual survey. Read in French before the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Feb 21 and 28 and March 21, 1791. ... Translated by Andrew Dalzel. Edinburgh: Printed for T. Cadell, 1791.First English edition. Quarto. 154; [14, index] pp. With two large fold-out maps. Contemporary calf, gilt-stamped on spine with five raised bands. Neat contemporary notations, mostly in Some Observations. Small spot to back cover. A handsome copy in almost fine condition.Bound together with:BRYANT, Jacob. Observations on a Treatise, 1795. vi; 49 [1] pp.And:BRYANT, Jacob. Some Observations Upon the Vindication of Homer, 1799. iv; 96 pp.An attack on Le Chevalier\'s works on the situation of Troy and the Trojan War, Bryant having questioned both the existence of the city and the historical reality of the war.And:MORRITT, J.B.S. A Vindication of Homer, 1798. 124 pp, map and five fold-out plates.And:MORRITT, J.B.S. Additional Remarks, 1800. 50 pp.HBS 66893.$1,750

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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

      London, J. Murray, printed at the Minerva Press, 1791.. 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. FIRST EDITION 1791. 8vo, approximately 215 x 135 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, folding engraved frontispiece and 3 full page engravings, pages: [4], 1-174, half-title present, bound in half calf, gilt lettering to spine, marbled boards. Binding rubbed, especially hinges and slightly worn at head of spine, slight shelf wear to edges, top corner of half-title has small neat repair, title page has a small closed tear at top inner margin repaired, folding plate has a neat repair to blank side of first fold, 2 small closed tears repaired to lower margin, no loss of image, inner paper hinges cracked, pale staining to corners of 2 engraved plates and a few pages of text, 1 plate has a small closed tear neatly repaired, not affecting image, pale age-browning to margins throughout, occasional dusty mark, endpapers browned, blank side of plates have pale marks and pale age-browning, tiny partially erased stamp at bottom of title page, otherwise a good copy. See: Edward G. Cox, A Reference Guide to the Literature of Travel, Volume II, page 465. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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