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        MARTIROLOGIO ROMANO

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Madrid. 20x13. 468pag. 1791. Pasta espanola. Publicado por orden del papa Gregorio XIII y reconocido con la autoridad de Urbano VIII, de Inocencio XI, de Clemente X, y ultimamente corregido y aumentado por sumo pontifice Benedicto XIV ; traducido al castellano por D. Agustin Alvarez Pato y Castrillon. Muy dificil en comercio. Ref 6.2 Biblioteca A.

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        Richard Brinsley Sheridan Esq

      J. Hall, No. 83 Berwick Street, London 1791 - A lovely copy of Reynolds' distinguished portrait of Richard Sheridan, the famous politician and dramatist. Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816) was a renowned British dramatist and politician. His witty plays exhibit the finest development of the comedy of manners in 18th-century England, and he was one of the most admired playwrights of his day. At a young age Sheridan purchased the Drury Lane Theatre in London, which he owned until it was destroyed by fire in 1809. Among his best known works are 'The School for Scandal', and 'The Critic' which are both witty satires on fashionable society. Sheridan became a member of parliament in 1780, and went on to lead a distinguished and influential parliamentary career. As a politician Sheridan was best remembered for his eloquent speeches in opposition to the British war against the American colonies. As a young man, he was acquainted with Samuel Johnson, and was later friends with George, Prince of Wales. O'Donoghue, Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits. in the British Museum 3. Copper engraving. In excellent condition. Image size: 17 7/8 x 13 7/8 inches.

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        Kst.- Karte, n. L.A. Graf Mellin v. C. Jäck für J. Fr. Hartknoch, "Der Rigische Kreis. Le Cercle de Riga".

      . mit altem Grenzkolorit,, dat 1791, 1798, 48,5 x 69,5. Jaeger, Prussia Karte, S. 142. Lex. Kart., S. 456 ff. -Sehr seltene Karte aus dem "Atlas von Liefland", hrsg. 1798 bei Hartknoch in Riga. ( der komplette Atlas mit 20 Karten wurde auf keiner Auktion in den letzten 20 Jahren angeboten ). - Über der Karte Kopftitel in deutscher und franz. Sprache. Oben links großes Wappen, unten links ausführliche Zeichenerklärungen. Zeigt den Rigaer Kreis.

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        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. The whole exhibiting a view of literature and literary men in Great BritainÉ

      London: Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly. 1791. "First edition, first issue with ""gve"" reading in vol. I, 2 volumes, 4to, full contemporary speckled calf, recased and rebacked, gilt lettering direct on spine; light dampstaining to top edge; a good, sound copy, with the Round Robin plate and plate showing facsimile signatures of Johnson, but without the frontispiece portrait. Celebrated for its intimacy and vividness, Boswell's Life of Johnson ""is one of the best books in the world. It is assuredly a great, very great work. Homer is not more decidedly the first of the heroic poets, Shakespeare is not more decidedly the first of the dramatists, Demosthenes is not more decidedly the first of the orators, than Boswell is the first of biographers"" (Macaulay). Grolier, English 100, no. 65; Pottle 79; Rothschild 463."

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        The Genuine Life and Trial of George Barrington , from his birth, in June, 1755, to the Time of his Conviction at the Old-Bailey, in September, 1790, For robbing Henry Hare Townsend, Esq. of his gold Watch, Seals, &c

      London: W. Clements & J. Sadler, 1791. Octavo in fours, with wood-engraved frontispiece; frontispiece cropped by an early binder, title repaired, contemporary owner's inscription in ink, partially obliterated, withal a good copy in recent quarter calf. With Barrington's speeches from the dock. Very rare: the second issue of this scarce pamphlet celebrating the misdeeds and famous speeches from the dock of Australia's most famous convict. This is one of the earliest and most cheaply produced of the Barrington pieces, rarely seen complete with its frontispiece which depicts Barrington picking the pocket of Townsend. This copy is in characteristic condition for such an ephemeral work: in addition to the usual general soiling, there is a contemporary inscription - now partly cropped - in ink on the blank recto of the frontispiece: 'John Bell His Bo[ok] March 28 1797'.

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        A Set of 3 Large Vases.

      Rome 1791 - Three etchings, overall dimensions 65 x 87cm, 64 x 82cm, and 65 x 86.5cm. Framed and glazed. 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.

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        Coursing

      T. Simpson, London 1791 - A dramatic image of a regency buck releasing his hounds after a hare Only the publisher is certain on this print. Siltzer records Simpson as having published a series of six plates after Ibbetson in 1790, but with the 'Coursing' plate in aquatint by Simpson himself. The remaining five are listed as being stipple engravings by Dodd. The present image is the correct size, and the engraving method is uniform with the other five by Dodd. All this suggests that this may be a proposed replacement for the earlier aquatint and should therefore be viewed as a companion piece to the other Dodd prints. Julius Cæsar Ibbetson "was apprenticed to John Fletcher, a ship-painter at Hull. Ibbetson attracted public attention by his designs for ship decoration and by some scenery painted for the Hull Theatre, and his success encouraged him to seek his fortune in London in 1777. He was forced at first to work for Mr. Clarke, a picture dealer in Leicester Fields, but was able at the same time to acquire a thorough acquaintance with the works and methods of Dutch artists, besides learning all the tricks of the trade. In 1780 he married. In 1785 he exhibited at the Royal Academy A View of Northfleet, and continued to exhibit during succeeding years. Becoming acquainted with Captain William Baillie and others, he was introduced into good society, and was patronised by the nobility. In 1788 he accepted a post in Colonel Cathcart's embassy to China. Cathcart, however, died at Java during the voyage, and Ibbetson returned to England. He made many drawings during the voyage, and obtained nautical experience, which he afterwards turned to account in his pictures, but was not able to obtain any remuneration on his return. He sought relief from his misery in dissipation and convivial society, after the example of his friend, George Morland. This only led to further embarrassments, and in 1798 he quitted London for Liverpool to escape his creditors. Ibbetson lived quietly for some time near Ambleside in Westmoreland, visiting Scotland in 1800. A sign painted by Ibbetson for an inn at Troutbeck, near Ambleside, had some notoriety. He suffered further pecuniary losses through the defalcations of a friend, but the number of his commissions now enabled him to free himself to some extent from debt. At the invitation of one of his chief patrons, Mr. William Danby of Swinton Park, Ibbetson settled near that place in Masham, Yorkshire. Here he spent the remainder of his days. As a painter in oil of cattle and pigs Ibbetson has hardly been excelled in England, even by Morland. In his landscape-painting Ibbetson somewhat resembled Richard Wilson, R.A. He also painted small portraits in a neat and rapid manner. His paintings of animals were much prized, especially in Yorkshire, where they are often to be met with in private houses. Benjamin West called him the Berghem of England. He also painted in water-colour in the old tinted method with great success." ( DNB ). Stipple engraving, printed in colours and finished by hand, by Robert Dodd.

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        RELATIONS DE PLUSIEURS VOYAGES A LA COTE D'AFRIQUE, A MAROC, AU SENEGAL, A GOREE, A GALAM, ETC. AVEC DES DETAILS INTERESSANS POUR CEUX QUI SE DESTINENT A LA TRAITE DES NEGRES, DE L'OR, DE L'IVOIRE, ETC. TIRE DES JOURNAUX DE M.SAUGNIER QUI A ETE LONG-TEMPS ESCLAVE DES MAURES ET DE L'EMPEREUR DE MAROC.

      PARIS (GUEFFIER) 1791 - SAUGNIER, M : RELATIONS DE PLUSIEURS VOYAGES A LA COTE D'AFRIQUE, A MAROC, AU SENEGAL, A GOREE, A GALAM, ETC. AVEC DES DETAILS INTERESSANS POUR CEUX QUI SE DESTINENT A LA TRAITE DES NEGRES, DE L'OR, DE L'IVOIRE, ETC. TIRE DES JOURNAUX DE M.SAUGNIER QUI A ETE LONG-TEMPS ESCLAVE DES MAURES ET DE L'EMPEREUR DE MAROC. PARIS (GUEFFIER) 1791. IN-8°, (20 X 13 CMS), RELIE PLEIN VEAU EPOQUE, FILET D'OR SUR LES DOS ET LES PLATS, PIECE DE TITRE, 2FF, VIII, 341PPS, MANQUE LA CARTE. BEL EXEMPLAIRE. ÉDITION ORIGINALE DE CET OUVRAGE RELATANT LE MALHEUREUX PERIPLE DE SAUGNIER EN AFRIQUE, SON NAUFRAGE SUR LES COTES OCCIDENTALES D'AFRIQUE ET SON ESCLAVAGE AU MAROC DURANT 6 MOIS. L'ANNEE SUIVANTE, IL RETOURNA AU SENEGAL OU IL SE LIVRA AU COMMERCE ET A LA TRAITE DES NOIRS. CET OUVRAGE EST DIVISE EN TROIS PARTIES, LES DEUX PREMIERES COMPRENANT LES RECITS DE SAUGNIER, TIRES DE SES JOURNAUX ET PUBLIES PAR JEAN-BENJAMIN DE LABORDE, ANCIEN VALET DE CHAMBRE DU ROI ET GOUVERNEUR DU LOUVRE. DANS UNE TROISIEME PARTIE, CE DERNIER EXPOSE LE PROJET D'UN VOYAGE AU MAROC AFIN DE RECUEILLIR DE PLUS AMPLES RENSEIGNEMENTS SUR SON PEUPLE ET ENVISAGER LA CREATION D'UNE BRANCHE DE COMMERCE. PAYPAL ACCEPTE UNIQUEMENT POUR L'ETRANGER, MERCI DE VOTRE COMPREHENSION. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Account of the Principal Lazarettos in Europe ; with various Papers Relative to the Plague: Together with Further Observations on some Foreign Prisons and Hospitals; and additional remarks on the present state of those in Great Britain and Ireland

      London: J. Johnson, C. Dilly and T. Cadell, 1791. Quarto, with 22 engraved plans and views (18 of them folding) and a large folding table; bound without the half-title in contemporary sprinkled calf, flat spine banded in gilt, red morocco label; front joint splitting but quite firm, an excellent copy. Prisons, hulks, quarantine stations and mental hospitals. The second edition, with substantial additions, of Howard's second great book, published posthumously. The additions were made by John Aikin, as instructed by Howard, from his notes, in order to complete his life-work on the study of institutions of detention. This study took place at precisely the period of the transportation system and was of great consequence in beginning a more humane approach to all aspects of imprisonment and detention, from hulks and gaols to convict ships, quarantine stations, mental hospitals and the entire apparatus of transportation in general, including a re-examination of the philosophy behind institutions of secondary punishment. Following the publication of The State of Prisons, in 1785 John Howard began the final phase of his work, journeying for fifteen months throughout western and southern Europe inspecting Lazarettos (which term encompassed mental hospitals as well as quarantine stations and hospitals for the treatment of plague victims or "lazars"). After the first edition of this work appeared in 1789 he set out again for the continent, travelling through the Netherlands, Germany and Poland, but dying of fever in southern Russia, where he was buried. Howard's work as a whole represents a huge leap forward in the development of the public health movement, and had ramifications throughout the institutional world. His newly humane approach included a significant new approach to hygiene and cleanliness, which would impact on the general management of ships as well of course as the day-to-day running of convict vessels. During his extraordinarily active life Howard had 'travelled approximately 50,000 miles, notebook in hand, visiting prisons, hospitals, lazarettos, schools and workhouses, speaking with authorities, measuring rooms and even tasting the provisions. His life can be described as one extended tour of prisons and hospitals. His investigations culminated in the publication of the State of the Prisons in England and Wales (1777) and An Account of the Principal Lazarettos in Europe (1789). These volumes presented the layout and organisation of prisons and lazarettos, as well as conditions inmates faced, whether good or bad' (Science Museum, London; online resource). The Howard League for Penal Reform, still an active and influential body, carries on his work today. From an entirely different point of view, an oddly interesting note appears here in the "Directions to the Book-binder": "N.B. I would just hint to the book-binder, that as this work is printed with a full page, in order to be uniform with my last publication, it may be proper to cut off as little as possible at the top and bottom of the leaves

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        Voyages et Mémoires

      Paris: F. Buisson, 1791. Two volumes, octavo, half-title not present in the first volume; a fine copy in old French sprinkled calf, spine gilt with double labels. First French edition. First edition in French of this scarce narrative of a voyage in the north Pacific, particularly interesting for Alaska, Kamchatka and the northwest. This is a lovely set of this distinctly odd book with its gripping account of Siberia, Kamchatka, Japan, China and the north Pacific: 'one of the early and fundamental books on the Northwest coast of America in general and on Alaska in particular' (Lada-Mocarski). Benyowsky's account has suffered from the time of publication until now from a perception that its narrative may not be entirely truthful. Nicholson's preface to this first edition is quite argumentative on the subject, seeking to prove its veracity by all sorts of checks against maps and other narratives. The preface has Benyowsky losing his memory, the attempted publication by subscription failing, the engraver's house burning down and thus losing many of the engravings intended for the volume (which would explain the strange gaps in numbering of the engravings), and a host of other bizarre circumstances which should perhaps come under the heading "no smoke". Even Benyowsky's nationality is (and was) in doubt. At different times he was either by nationality or service Hungarian, Austrian, Lithuanian, German, Polish and Russian. Exiled by the Russian government to Siberia for political involvements: 'with a handful of equally adventurous men, he escaped from Kamchatka by sea in 1771… The work contains interesting accounts of Siberia, the Russian fur trade, and the history, life and customs of Kamchatka. The author also describes the Kurile and Aleutian Islands, and claims to have landed on the Alaska mainland…' (Hill). 'In the Alaska-related material of this journal there is a very good general account of the Aleutian Islands, and a history and description of early Russian visits to Alaska..' (Lada-Mocarski). As Howgego points out 'The composer Boieldieu would later write a comic opera based on Benyowsky's exploits, including his escape from Kamchatka. Catherine the Great took the opera very seriously, deciding that the settlement of exiles in the Siberian northeast jeopardized Russia's situation there'.

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        A Set of Four Large Vases.

      Rome 1791 - Four etchings, overall dimensions 60 x 85cm., framed and glazed. 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. Millard, Italian 101.

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        The Botanic Garden; a Poem, in Two Parts

      London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1791. Two parts in one volume, quarto, with separate title-pages to each part, two frontispieces, one engraved vignette in Part II, and 18 engraved plates, of which nine in Part I (four folding) and nine in Part II; some slight offsetting from the plates and very light foxing to a few leaves; an excellent copy in a handsome contemporary binding of polished crimson calf with a gilt border, spine lettered and ruled in gilt. Botany Bay and the wedgwood medallion. A beautiful copy of Erasmus Darwin's verse epic. Erasmus Darwin, grandfather of Charles, was a physician, philosopher and poet; Coleridge called him the 'first literary character in Europe'. This book is best known as a precursor to the work of his famous grandson in propounding a theory of evolution. It was issued in two parts "The Economy of Vegetation" and "The Loves of the Plants". It is less well-known for its connection to the first settlement at Botany Bay. It was Erasmus Darwin who wrote the poem "Visit of Hope to Sydney Cove, near Botany Bay" published in 1789 in The Voyage of Governor Phillip To Botany Bay. The first four lines of the long sentimental work read: Where Sydney Cove her lucid Bosom swells, Courts her young naivies, and the storm repels; High on a rock amid the troubled air HOPE stood sublime, and wav'd her golden hair… The poem was written to accompany the celebrated medallion made by Joshua Wedgwood from clay sent by Joseph Banks from Botany Bay. An engraving made of the medallion was then used to adorn the title-page of Phillip's Voyage. Wedgwood 'asked his friend Erasmus Darwin the poet to write a short verse to be used to accompany the medallion…'. He also sent a copy to Erasmus: 'I have received great pleasure from your excellent medallion of Hope. The figures are all finely beautiful, and speak for themselves…' (Smith, The Sydney Medallion). Both the medallion and Darwin's poem portray, in allegorical form, Hope, encouraging Art and Labour, under the influence of Peace, to give security and happiness to an infant settlement. The Wedgwood medallion makes another appearance in this book, appearing as an engraving opposite a new reference in verse to Botany Bay, while a note describes how the Wedgwood medallion was 'made of clay from Botany Bay; to which place he sent many of them to shew the inhabitants what their material would do, and to encourage their industry…' (p. 87). While it was Erasmus' grandson Charles who shook the world with evolutionary theory, his grandfather Erasmus had actually been an earlier explorer in the subject - 'to elaborate upon the implications of the 'promiscuous' animals of New South Wales [and to use] the idea of this promiscuity as the basis for his theory that all life derived from primeval filaments, such promiscuous intercourse between different filaments giving rise to the extant species of animals…' (Finney, To Sail Beyond the Sunset). Darwin's scientific speculations, including his ideas on the generation of life, influenced Mary Shelley, and through her, science fiction writing. This fine copy of the book comprises the first edition of Part I and the third edition of Part II, the make-up in which the complete work is most often seen as the second part was first published two years earlier than the first in 1789. William Blake seems to have engraved at least five of the plates (see Bentley, p. 547), although only one of them - the striking "Fertilisation of Egypt" after Fuseli - is signed. Blake was probably also responsible for the four engravings of the Portland Vase. Not recorded by Ferguson, despite its obvious Australian relevance.

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        THE CASTLE OF OTRANTO. A GOTHIC STORY.

      Parma, Printed By Bodoni, for J. Edwards, Bookseller of London, 1791.SIXTH EDITION 1791, Edwards edition, translated by William Marshal from the original Italian of Onuphrio Muralto, Canon of the Church of St. Nicholas at Otranto. FROM THE LIBRARY OF FRANCES MARY RICHARDSON CURRER WITH HER INK SIGNATURE AND BOOKPLATE AND THE BOOKPLATE OF HER GRANDFATHER MATHEW WILSON. Small 4to, approximately 245 x 170 mm, 9½ x 6½ inches, 2 engraved plates of the castle, one as frontispiece, state B, (engraver Barlow) and the plate before page 1, state A, pages: xxxii, (including half - title, title page with motto on verso, second state, Preface to the first edition, page of Sonnet and Preface to second edition), 1 - 245 plus last blank, bound by Edward of Halifax? in full tree calf in Etruscan style, red gilt lettered morocco label, gilt vases and decoration to spine, gilt decoration to edges of covers and dentelles, marbled endpapers. Binding slightly rubbed, 30 mm ( 1½") crack to top of upper hinge, slight chipping to cords on upper hinge, slight chipping to head and tail of spine, corners worn with slight loss of leather to lower corners, pale offset from frontispiece to title page, ink splash to 1 lower margin, a few margins have pale dusty marks, endpapers have pale age - browning, fox spot to 1 margin, otherwise a very good copy. See A Gothic Bibliography by Montague Summers, page 264. England?s first lady book collector, Frances Mary Richardson Currer (1785 - 1861) was a well - known bibliophile and scholar, and had one of the largest libraries in the north of England. She was one of the founders of the Clergy Daughters School at Cowan Bridge which Charlotte and Emily Bronte both attended and her surname is undoubtedly the source of Charlotte's pseudonym, 'Currer Bell'. See A. T. Hazen, A Bibliography of Horace Walpole, pages 52 - 67. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        L'ARGONAUTICA DI APOLLONIO RODIO.

      Rome, a spese di Venanzio Monaldini, e Paolo Giunchi, 1791.2 volumes, complete set, FIRST EDITION 1791 - 94, parallel Greek and Italian text with explanation in Italian, 4to, approximately 280 x 210 mm, 11 x 8¼ inches, each title page has a different engraving, 2 engravings in the prelim pages plus 17 engravings of varying size in the text, large folding map at the end of the prelims, pages: xxxix, 168, 199 - 434, [2]; xxviij, 531, [1], the jump in pagination in Volume I is a printer's error, the register and text are continuous, bound in half calf over textured cloth sides, gilt rules and lettering to spines, marbled endpapers. Spines faded and discoloured, upper hinge on Volume I starting to crack at tail and rather weak, corners slightly worn, upper corner of lower cover on Volume II slightly scraped, neat inscription on front endpaper, tiny blind stamp of bookseller on endpaper of Volume II, small chip to 3 fore - edge margins, small tear to 1 fore - edge margin, all due to paper flaws, a couple of pages faintly foxed, otherwise a clean tight set of a scarce title. First published in Greek in Florence in 1496, Apollonius of Rhodes (3rd century B.C.) wrote the most famous version of the story of Jason and the Golden Fleece. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        THE EAST INDIA KALENDAR or ASIATIC REGISTER, For Bengal, Madras, Bombay, Fort Marlborough, China and St, Helena, FOR THE YEAR 1791.

      London, printed for J. Debrett, 1791.On a more extensive plan than any hitherto offered to the public. Containg Complete and Correct LISTS of the Company's Civil, Military, Marine, Law, and Revenue Establishments: Public Offices, Bankers, Greek, Armenian, Mogul and Portuguese Merchants: Company's Agents at Home and Abroad: with A Correct List of British European Subjects residing in INDIA, not in the Company's Service. etc. 1791, 12mo bound in sixes, approximately 155 x 90 mm, 6½ x 3½ inches, pages: xii, 1 - 156, bound in full speckled roan, gilt lettered morocco label to spine, gilt date at bottom of spine, doube blind rules to covers. Binding rubbed, title page has pale age - browning, last page has pale age - browning to outer margin, endpapers have pale foxing, tiny hole to 1 page, just affecting last 2 numbers of a date, light crease to top of 1 page, otherwise a very good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        TRAVELS THROUGH CYPRUS, SYRIA, AND PALESTINE: with a General History of the Levant. Translated from the Italian.

      London, G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1791.FIRST EDITIONS, 1791 - 92, 3 volumes, complete set. 8vo, approximately 220 x 130 mm, 8¾ x 5¼ inches, pages xxiv, 340; xix, (1), 437; (8), 512, complete with half - titles, pages 225 - 240 in Volume I are misbound between page 208 and 209, collated and guaranteed complete, bound in 19th century half calf over marbled sides, gilt rules and raised bands to spine, contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels, marbled edges, tan endpapers. Slight rubbing to extremities, armorial bookplate on front pastedowns, endpapers lightly foxed, small piece torn from 1 margin corner, tiny closed tear to 1 corner, neatly repaired, upper margins occasionally lightly browned at edge, otherwise contents clean, bindings tight and firm. A very good set of the scarce first English edition. Abbe Mariti first published his work in Lucca in 1769 - 71: "Viaggi per l'isola di Cipro e per la Soria e Palestina, 1760 - 68". Travels in Cyprus occupies Volume I and includes 5 chapters on wine and wine - making (page 303 - 340), Volume II, and Volume III up to page 149 are concerned with travels in Syria and Palestine, and page 151 to the end is a history of Jerusalem from its beginnings to the 12th century. Cox, Volume I, page 237: "Mariti (1736 - 1806), who was an official of the Imperial and Tuscan consulates, gives an excellent account of the condition of Cyprus during the third quarter of the eighteenth century, which is based mainly on his observations". See, Sotheby's The Library of Henry M. Blackmer II, number 816 for first French edition. The Sefik E. Atabey Collection, The Ottoman World, 770 & 771 for second editon in French and the Dublin edition. Neither listing the first English edition. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Dictionnaire bibliographique, historique et critique des livres rares, précieux, singuliers, curieux, estimés et recherchés qui n'ont aucun prix fixe, tant des auteurs connus que de ceux que ne le sont pas, soit manuscrits, avant & depuis l'invention de l'imprimerie

      1791. Paris, Cailleau et Fils... et se trouve à Liege chez Jean-Jacques Tutot, 1791. 3 volumes and 1 volume supplement A-Z. Paris, Delalain, fils et a Gênes chez Fantin, Gravier et Compagnie, 1802. Together 4 vols. 8vo. Uniformly bound in half contemporary mottled calf, matching decorated bds. (top of spine of vol. 3 sl. dam.). This is the leading rare book bibliography between De Bure and Brunet. The supplement was issued by Jacques Charles Brunet and published in 1802. With this work we come to the foundation on which Jacques-Charles Brunet built the Manuel du Libraire and thus to modern bibliography. In fact, the supplément to Cailleau's Dictionnaire that Brunet wrote in 1802 was his first step toward making the book that was to occupy him for the rest of his life. Cailleau's Dictionnaire continues the bibliographical tradition established by Osmont. He offers a judicious selection of both good and rare books with their prices and some supplementary information... His great interest in determining the current values of books is obvious. As he says, he has based the Dictionnaire on nearly three hundred priced sale catalogues (Taylor, Catalogues of Rare Books pp. 32-33).

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        Discoveries of the French in 1768 & 1769 South-East of New Guinea , with the subsequent visits to the same lands by English Navigators, who gave them new names? To which is prefixed, an historical abridgment of the voyages and discoveries of the Spaniards in the same seas? Translated from the French

      John Stockdale, London 1791 - Quarto, with 12 folding charts; a fine copy in attractive modern speckled calf by Aquarius. First English edition. First English edition of the great work on the French discovery of the Solomon Islands, and a direct result of the voyage of the First Fleet to New South Wales: the French original was issued in 1790.Phillip's Voyage, first published in 1789, had included the journal of Lt. Shortland on his return voyage in the Alexander transport from Botany Bay to England, during which he coasted along a group of large islands which he named "New Georgia". Fleurieu, writing in a period of intense international rivalry over Pacific discoveries, denies that discovery and promotes those of Louis de Bougainville and Jean de Surville. He draws on unpublished manuscripts as well as the printed narratives of Cook, Bougainville, Phillip, Mendana, Quiros and others. There are also interesting comments on the La Pérouse voyage. Fleurieu announces the receipt of journals from as far as Botany Bay, and in discussing the Great Ocean Chart (a fragment of which is published here), says publication is to be delayed until his later discoveries can be inserted. The translator of this edition notes that La Pérouse has still not turned up and "the apprehension for his loss increases daily" [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        DISCOVERIES OF THE FRENCH IN 1768 AND 1769, TO THE SOUTH - EAST OF NEW GUINEA, with the subsequent visits to the same lands by English Navigators, who gave them new names.

      London, printed for John Stockdale, 1791.To which is prefixed, an historical abridgment of the voyages and discoveries of the Spaniards in the same seas. By M.***, formerly a Captain in the French navy. Translated from the French. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION 1791. 4to, approximately 290 x 230 mm, 11½ x 9 inches, 11 folding maps and charts including frontispiece, 1 folding plate of arms, utensils and instruments, pages: xxiv, 323, (1) - Errata and Directions to the Binder, lacking half - title, bound in half brown morocco over marbled boards, gilt dividing lines, raised bands to spine, gilt ruled compartments, gilt lettering, all edges yellow, marbled endpapers. Small light scrape to 1 corner piece, tiny bump to 1 corner, large bookplate of Henry Luke White of New South Wales, pastoralist, philanthropist, book collector naturalist etc (1869 - 1927) on front pastedown, See Australian Dictionary of Biography, remains of tiny label at lower edge, faint ink name and date 1840 on title page, frontispiece lightly foxed, title page, page 49 and final text page lightly browned, very small light ink stain to 1 margin, otherwise contents clean, faint browning to some folding charts, a couple slightly dusty in top margin, 2 slightly misfolded, margins of some lightly foxed. A very good copy. First published in Paris in 1790, this is an account of the French discovery of the Solomon Islands. It includes an appendix containing an extract from a memoir concerning the existence and situation of the Solomon Islands; presented to the Royal Academy of Sciences, Jan. 9, 1781, by M. Buache. "Fleurieu was a French politician and scientist... and a pioneer in the promotion and early history of French South Seas exploration. This work principally concerned with the achievements of Bougainville and Surville, sought to justify the originality of French discoveries in those seas, which were disputed by English navigators." National Maritime Museum Catalogue, Volume I No. 561; Cox Travel II, page 304; Ferguson, Bibliography of Australia Volume I, page 45, No. 105; Hill, Pacific Voyages, Volume I page 105, Sabin, Dictionary of Books Relating to America, 24749. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Botanic Garden; a Poem, in Two Parts?

      Printed for J. Johnson, London 1791 - Two parts in one volume, quarto, with separate title-pages to each part, two frontispieces, one engraved vignette in Part II, and 18 engraved plates, of which nine in Part I (four folding) and nine in Part II; some slight offsetting from the plates and very light foxing to a few leaves; an excellent copy in a handsome contemporary binding of polished crimson calf with a gilt border, spine lettered and ruled in gilt. Botany Bay and the wedgwood medallion. A beautiful copy of Erasmus Darwin's verse epic. Erasmus Darwin, grandfather of Charles, was a physician, philosopher and poet; Coleridge called him the 'first literary character in Europe'. This book is best known as a precursor to the work of his famous grandson in propounding a theory of evolution. It was issued in two parts "The Economy of Vegetation" and "The Loves of the Plants". It is less well-known for its connection to the first settlement at Botany Bay. It was Erasmus Darwin who wrote the poem "Visit of Hope to Sydney Cove, near Botany Bay" published in 1789 in The Voyage of Governor Phillip To Botany Bay. The first four lines of the long sentimental work read: Where Sydney Cove her lucid Bosom swells, Courts her young naivies, and the storm repels; High on a rock amid the troubled air HOPE stood sublime, and wav'd her golden hair? The poem was written to accompany the celebrated medallion made by Joshua Wedgwood from clay sent by Joseph Banks from Botany Bay. An engraving made of the medallion was then used to adorn the title-page of Phillip's Voyage. Wedgwood 'asked his friend Erasmus Darwin the poet to write a short verse to be used to accompany the medallion?'. He also sent a copy to Erasmus: 'I have received great pleasure from your excellent medallion of Hope. The figures are all finely beautiful, and speak for themselves?' (Smith, The Sydney Medallion). Both the medallion and Darwin's poem portray, in allegorical form, Hope, encouraging Art and Labour, under the influence of Peace, to give security and happiness to an infant settlement. The Wedgwood medallion makes another appearance in this book, appearing as an engraving opposite a new reference in verse to Botany Bay, while a note describes how the Wedgwood medallion was 'made of clay from Botany Bay; to which place he sent many of them to shew the inhabitants what their material would do, and to encourage their industry?' (p. 87). While it was Erasmus' grandson Charles who shook the world with evolutionary theory, his grandfather Erasmus had actually been an earlier explorer in the subject - 'to elaborate upon the implications of the 'promiscuous' animals of New South Wales [and to use] the idea of this promiscuity as the basis for his theory that all life derived from primeval filaments, such promiscuous intercourse between different filaments giving rise to the extant species of animals?' (Finney, To Sail Beyond the Sunset). Darwin's scientific speculations, including his ideas on the generation of life, influenced Mary Shelley, and through her, science fiction writing. This fine copy of the book comprises the first edition of Part I and the third edition of Part II, the make-up in which the complete work is most often seen as the second part was first published two years earlier than the first in 1789. William Blake seems to have engraved at least five of the plates (see Bentley, p. 547), although only one of them - the striking "Fertilisation of Egypt" after Fuseli - is signed. Blake was probably also responsible for the four engravings of the Portland Vase. Not recorded by Ferguson, despite its obvious Australian relevance. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Neues lehrreiches und vollständiges Magazin der ganzen Kochkunst und Zuckerbäckerei, nach der Art des Magazins der Madame le Prince de Beaumont. Enthält mehr als 4500 Speisen und ein Trenchirbuch mit Figuren. Erster und zweiter Band.

      Macklot,, Carlsruhe, 1791 - 2 Bde. Carlsruhe, Macklot, 1791. 750 + 2, S. 751-1542 + 76 S. + 4 Tafeln. Priv. Hlwd. im Stile der Zeit. 3. Aufl. Vgl. Weiss 2752. Mit 4 Tafeln im ersten Band. - Seiten tlw. gebräunt, stellenweise stockfleckig, im Ganzen schöne Exemplare. Selten. Deutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The life of Samuel Johnson. First edition, second issue

      London: Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1791. London: Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1791. <p>The Most Famous Biography in English</p><p>Boswell, 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.</p> <p>First Edition, second issue, with the correct reading &#147;give&#148; in the couplet on p. 135 in Vol. I. &#147;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&#148; (Seccombe, The Age of Johnson). Grolier English 100, p. 130. Courtney & Smith, Bibl. Samuel Johnson, pp. 172-73. Pottle 79. Rothschild 463. </p>

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        Mechanismus der menschlichen Sprache nebst Beschreibung seiner sprechenden Maschine

      Vienna: Degen, 1791. Vienna: Degen, 1791. <p>First Monograph on Speech Synthesis, the First Successful Speech Synthesizer</p><p>Kempelen, Wolfgang von (1734-1804). Mechanismus der menschlichen Sprache nebst Beschreibung seiner sprechenden Maschine. 8vo. [20], 456pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait and 26 plates. Vienna: J. B. Degen, 1791. 200 x 125 mm. (uncut). Marbled boards, handwritten paper label c. 1791, spine a little sunned, light wear at hinges and corners. One signature (*) a little loose, otherwise a very fine copy. Ownership signature, dated 1812, on the front free endpaper.</p><p>First Edition in German, issued simultaneously with the French edition, which was also published by Degen. The first monograph on speech synthesis, containing a description with 26 copperplate illustrations of von Kempelen&#39;s voice synthesizer, the forerunner not of sound recording devices such as the phonograph but of today&#39;s electronic computerized devices which actually synthesize speech. The work is also significant from a linguistic standpoint, as it contains a thorough analysis of phonetics (the study of the physical sounds of human speech) and discusses the nature and history of language.</p><p>"Kempelen first discusses in general terms the origins of languages and then considered the mechanisms and physiology of speech generation . . . On the nature of language Kempelen argues that human speech and reason are connected and that they develop together over time and he rejects the theory that all languages come from a single (divine) source. He studies the function of the organs of speech and discovers that the cavities over the larynx play the most important role in acoustic articulation" (Gedeon, Science and Technology in Medicine, p. 139).</p><p>"After a detailed examination of the organs of speech von Kempelen devised a hollow oval box divided into two parts and fitted with hinges which made it like jaws. This box caught the sound coming from a tube connected to a bellows. By opening and shutting the jaws, the sounds a, o, and u could be produced, then the sound e could be rendered imperfectly but there was no provision for i. </p><p>"After several years of investigation the inventor succeeded in securing by similar means the consonant sounds p, m, l, and by means of the vowels and consonants he could compose syllables and words such as maman, papa, aula, lama and mulo. But the sounds of letters of similar pronunciation became mixed. . . . Von Kempelen overcame these difficulties in imitating the human voice by means of a single mouth fitted with a glottis. The mouth was made up of a funnel or a bell-shaped device made of stretchable rubber. . . . To this mouth he added a nose made up of two tin tubes connected to it. When the two tubes were opened and the mouth was shut, a perfect m sound could be produced, and when one was open and the other shut, the n sound was obtained. . . . [Kempelen&#39;s machine] succeeded in reproducing entire words and phrases such as opera, astronomy, Constantinopolis, secundus, Romanorum Imperator semper augustus, etc. . . . Goethe heard it and reports that it was "able to say some childish words very nicely" (p. 322).</p><p>Von Kempelen is best known as the inventor of the "Mechanical Turk," a chess-playing "automaton" that was in reality a mechanical illusion, operated by a human chess master concealed within the machine. Guyot, Liste littéraire sur les sourds-muëts, p. 7. Strandh, History of the Machine, pp. 130, 178. </p>

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        VOYAGE AUTOUR DU MONDE, PENDANT LES ANNEES 1790, 1791 ET 1792

      PARIS (IMPRIMERIE DE LA REPUBLIQUE) - MARCHAND (ETIENNE) VOYAGE AUTOUR DU MONDE, PENDANT LES ANNEES 1790, 1791 ET 1792. PRECEDE D&#146;UNE INTRODUCTION HISTORIQUE AUQUEL ON A JOINT DES RECHERCHES SUR LES TERRES AUSTRALES DE DRAKE, ET UN EXAMEN CRITIQUE DU VOYAGE DE ROGGEWEEN, PAR C. P . CLARET FLEURIEU. PARIS (IMPRIMERIE DE LA REPUBLIQUE) AN VI &#150; AN VII 5 VOLUMES, IN-8°, (25.5 X 14 CM), RELIE PLEIN PERCAL ECRU (MODERNE), NON ROGNE, PIECES DE TITRES. 1FF, VIII, CC1, 294PP - 1FF, VII, 529PP - 1FF, VIII, 474PP - 1FF, VIII, 494PP - 2FF, XII, 559PP. 10 TABLEAUX DEPLIANTS. SANS L&#146;ATLAS, MOUILLURES CLAIRES DANS TOUS LES VOLUMES. EDITION ORIGINALE POSTHUME DE CE RECIT DE VOYAGE, COMPRENANT PLUSIEURS TABLEAUX, QUI PARUT LA MEME ANNEE EN 3 VOLS. IN-4° ET EN 5 VOL. IN-8°. ETIENNE MARCHAND (1755-1793) FUT LE SECOND FRANÇAIS A EFFECTUER LE VOYAGE AUTOUR DU MONDE. IL QUITTA MARSEILLE SUR LE NAVIRE LE SOLIDE EN DECEMBRE 1790, CONTOURNA LA TERRE DE FEU, EXPLORA LES ÎLES MARQUISES, LES ÎLES SANDWICH, SE RENDIT EN CHINE PUIS RETOURNA EN EUROPE PAR L&#146;OCEAN INDIEN. IL TENTA D&#146;ACHETER DES PELLETERIES SUR LA COTE NORD-OUEST DE L&#146;AMERIQUE POUR LES VENDRE EN CHINE. IL MOURUT PEU DE TEMPS APRES SON RETOUR SUR LA TERRE FERME. CLARET DE FLEURIEU PUBLIA LES OBSERVATIONS DE MARCHAND, LA CONFIGURATION DE LA COTE NORD-OUEST AMERICAINE, SON PEUPLEMENT ET LES M&#140;URS DE SES INDIGENES. IL Y AJOUTA UNE INTRODUCTION IMPORTANTE SUR LES DECOUVERTES SUCCESSIVES DE CETTE COTE DEPUIS CORTES EN 1537, UNE PARTIE D&#146;HISTOIRE NATURELLE ET DEUX VOCABULAIRES INDIGENES. CETTE RELATION DE BOYAGE CONTIEN EGALEMENT D&#146;IMPORTANTES OBSERVATIONS SUR LA NAVIGATION DANS LE PACIFIQUE. SANS L&#146;ATLAS. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bemerkungen über die französische Revoluzion und das Betragen einiger Gesellschaften in London bey diesen Ereignissen. Aus dem Englischen nach der vierten Ausgabe übersezt.

      Wien, Joseph Stahel, 1791.. 8°. Mit gest. Titelportrait (v. Clemens Kohl). 2 Bll., 432 S., Ppbd. d. Zt. m. gepr. Rückenschild.. Erste dt. Ausgabe; seltener als die 1793 von Gentz besorgte. - "[...] Auf die Ansicht, das alte Regime sei so zuinnerst verfault, daß eine umfassende Revolution notwenig sei, erwiderte Burke, daß eine Revolution, die nicht wirkliche Freiheit bringe - welche nur der Rechtsprechung unter einer anerkannten Verfassung ohne Beeinflussung durch den Mob entspringe - überhaupt keine Freiheit darstelle. Leider', sagte er, wissen sie nicht, wieviel mühevolle Schritte getan werden müssen, ehe sie sich zu einer Masse bilden, die eine echte politische Persönlichkeit besitzt'. Die Gedanken' hatten in ganz Europa sofort Erfolg - Gentz veröffentlichte 1793 eine deutsche Übersetzung -, wenn sie auch Burke die Gefolgschaft der Whigs kosteten. Jetzt ganz allein auf sich gestellt, genoß er endlich eine europäische Autorität, die er in seinem eigenen Land oder innerhalb seiner Partei nie erlangt hatte [...]" (Carter/Muir, Bücher die die Welt verändern, S. 442). - Das berühmte Werk übte einen großen Einfluß auch auf die Ideenwelt der preußischen Reformer (Freiherr vom Stein) und der konservativen Denker Deutschlands (Gentz) aus. Die anonyme Übersetzung erschien zwei Jahre vor der bekannten Gentzschen Bearbeitung. "Der Umstand, daß die beiden frühesten deutschen Ausgaben der großen Kampfschrift in Wien erschienen, läßt darauf schließen, daß in der späteren Hochburg der Reaktion eine antirevolutionäre Schrift schon damals auf Beifall rechnen konnte. Kaiser Leopold III. hatte Burke im August 1791 von Pillnitz aus durch einen seiner Minister seinen Beifall ausdrücken lassen" (Braune, Burke in Deutschland, S. 20). - Einband berieben, bestoßen u. etw. fleckig. Kl. Exlibris a. Innendeckel. Titel m. zeitgen. Namenszug ("Berlichingen") u. Spur eines kl. gelöschten Besitzvermerkes. Tlw. Bleistiftanstreichungen. Etw. gebräunt, stockfleckig u. vereinzelt schwach wasserrandig. - Schumann, Burke 238; Todd 53; vgl. PMM 239 (engl. Orig.-Ausg. London 1790); nicht bei Borst.

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        The history and antiquities of the ancient town of Leicester

      Leicester: J. Brown, for the Author, 1791. Leicester: J. Brown, for the Author. Good. 1791. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Clean hardback tightly bound in brown half leather over brown/blue marbled paper, gilt titles and raised bands at the spine, a recent professional rebind, some pages carelessly opened & have minor loss at edges not affecting text, 4 leaves have neat archival repairs to tears, generally above average, no inscriptions. 12½" x 10"; vi + 420 (of 424) pages, 47 plates including 4 which are partly printed in red, extensive footnotes. Index is missing, but a photocopy is included for reference .

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        "Gegend der Stadt Schmideberg nach Landshut in Schlesien". Blick von einer Anhöhe aus, im Vordergrund rasten zwei Wanderer mit Hund an einem kleinen Bach.

      . Altkol. Umrißradierung von D. Berger nach S.C.C. Reinhardt, 1791 27,5 x 40 cm.. Katalog Slg. Haselbach 46. - Das dekorative Blatt mit kleinen Bereibungen im Himmel. Im alten Originalrahmen!

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        Reise durch Kamtschatka und Sibirien nach Frankreich. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt. Mit Anmerkungen von Johann Reinhold Forster.

      Berlin, Voss, 1791.. 8°, circa 20,5 x 13,5 cm. Titel, VIII SS., 2 Bll., 302 SS., 1 gefaltete Tabelle und 2 gef. Kupferkarten Pappband d. Zt.. Fromm 15124; Henze III, 223 - Eine von mehreren deutschen Ausgaben, ein Jahr nach dem französischen Original erschienen. Lesseps begleitete La Perouse als Dolmetscher, und wurde von ihm 1787 aus Kamtschatka mit den ersten Expeditionsberichten nach Frankreich gesandt. "L. durchreiste Kamtschatka der Länge nach, zur Winterzeit unter härtesten Bedingungen, umrundete das Ochotskische Meer ... setzte seine Reise durch Sibirien, über Jakutsk, Irkutsk, Tomsk und Tobolsk fort und erreichte über St. Petersburg im Oktober 1788 Versailles" (Henze). "To him we owe the survival of many of the most important documents of the illfated expedition (of La Perouse)" (Hill). - Etwas fleckig und wenig gebräunt, Titel vorne mit kleinen Vermerken, verso mit kleinem Stempel, ebenso letztes Blatt gestempelt, eine Karte etwas fleckig. Einband stark beschabt und Rücken stilvoll in grauem Leinen erneuert. Zustand im preis berücksichtigt, komplette Exemplare sind selten.

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        Reize in de binnenlanden van Afrika, langs de Kaap de Goede Hoop, in de jaaren 1780 tot 1785, gedaan. Uit het Fransch door J.D. Pasteur.

      Leyden, Amsterdam, Honkoop en Allart, 1791-98.5 volumes. Contemporary half calf (extremitiesof spines sl. dam.). With large folding map and 33 (of 34) engraved plates (7 folding and 6 printed in sepia).* First Dutch edition; first published in French Voyage dans l'interieur de l'Afrique par le Cap de Bonne-Espétance. Paris 1790. - 'Le Vaillant was born at Paramaribo in Dutch Guiana in 1753, and after being educated in Holland, France, and Germany, proceeded to Paris where he studied the natural history collections, and, full of enthusiasm and ambition, decided to travel into the interior of Africa in order to further his opportunities of gaining information by observing the specimens in their native countries. Making the acquaintance of Mr. Temminck, the Treasurer of the Dutch East India Company, he was enabled to proceed to the Cape in one of the Company's ships called the Held-Woltemaade ... The narrative is characterised by the intelligent and interesting manner in which it is written.' (Mendelssohn pp.889-890). He was one of the first to study the birds in South Africa. 'This work was attacked when published, and some of the incidents related were declared to be either exaggerated or altogether invented. It is, however, interesting as an account of South Africa at a time when comparatively little was known regarding its natural history and the Dutch settlers' (Cox I, p.389). - With nice views i.a. of the Cape of Good Hope and plates showing Hottentots and giraffes. - (Some browning).Tiele 659; Cat. NHSM I, p.206 (French ed. only); Mendelssohn I, p.889; SAB III, p.100; Howgego p.625; Rookmaaker, The zoological exploration of S. Africa 1650-1790, p.177-271, Nissen, ZBI, 2482.

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        Urkunde der Sing-Akademie zu Berlin mit den Unterschriften von 10 Mitgliedern. Berlin 24. I. 1843. Eine Seite.

      Ca. 37 x 48,5 cm.. . Ehrenurkunde: "Die Sing-Akademie, gestiftet durch Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch, im Jahre 1791, für den Zweck der Ausübung geistlicher, klassischer Musikwerke, zu Bewahrung eines reinen, edlen Geschmacks in der Tonkunst, hat am 3ten Januar 1843, den / Königlich Preußischen General-Musik-Director und Hof-Kapellmeister, Ritter, Herrn / Meyerbeer / zu ihrem Ehren-Mitgliede ernannt ..." Unter den Unterzeichnern sind die Komponisten August Eduard Grell und Carl Friedrich Rungenhagen (der damalige Diektor der Sing-Akademie) sowie der Mediziner und Zoologe Martin Hinrich Lichtenstein, der erste Direktor des Berliner Zoologischen Gartens und aktiver Sänger. Dekorative Urkunde auf geweißtem Pergament, kalligraphiert in Gold, Silber und Farben; Schmuckrahmen mit aquarellierten figürlichen Darstellungen von Musen und Sphingen (signiert: A. F. Schütze & Sohn fec.). Mit dem Siegel der Sing-Akademie. Urkunde lose eingelegt in seidenbezogener, mit gestanztem Goldschmuck belegter Klapp-Schatulle. Gelenke der Schatulle unauffällig erneuert, Defekte der Goldschmuckauflage. Dekorative Urkunde.

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        Gesamtansicht über die Weser (ca. 11 x 40 cm) als Kopf einer Handwerkskundschaft der Maurer.

      . Kupferstich von Dan. Alb. Ernsting, dat. 1791, 37 x 46 cm (im Oval).. Stopp D 69 A. - Ausgefüllte und datierte (11. Octob. 1796) Urkunde. "Entwerfer und Stecher dieses Blattes ist der Zeichenmeister und Kupferstecher in Bremen Daniel Albrecht Ernsting (1749-1820). Ernsting gilt als einer der fähigsten Kupferstecher Bremens" (Stopp Bd. 17 S. 26). - Geglättete Faltspuren, sonst wohl erhalten.

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        THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D. COMPREHENDING AN ACCOUNT OF HIS STUDIES AND NUMEROUS WORKS

      London: Printed for Henry Baldwin, 1791.. London: Printed for Henry Baldwin, 1791.. xii,[16],516;588[i.e.586],[1]pp. Two volumes. Quarto. Contemporary speckled calf, rebacked and recornered at a later date to a semblance of style, gilt labels. Portrait. Facsimile and plate. 19th century ink name ("Walter Fletcher") on endsheets and effaced from margin of titles, edges rubbed, endsheets creased, some soiling to verso of portrait, clean tear in R4 (vol. I) with no loss, some occasional pencil annotations. but a sound set. First edition, uncorrected state of I:135:10 (&#39;gve&#39;), with the complement of cancels outlined by Pottle, as usual. In volume two, pages 78, 92, 275 and 352 are in their first, uncorrected states. Frequently remarked upon as one of the triumphs of the art of biography in the English language. Each volume bears the bookplate of Jonathan Boucher (1737-1804), Anglican clergyman, and for a period beginning in 1759, a prominent figure in the colonies and intimate of George Washington. However, his staunch loyalist sympathies caused him to return to England in 1775, where he occupied himself with various matters, including, for fourteen years, an unfinished "Glossary of Archaic and Provincial Words," intended to supplement Johnson&#39;s Dictionary. After his death a preliminary section was published, but the remainder of his work was turned over to the proprietors of Webster&#39;s English Dictionary. ROTHSCHILD 463. POTTLE 79. GROLIER ENGLISH HUNDRED 65. ESTC T64481.

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        Fondatore della Società Reale di Assicurazione Generale e Mutua contro gli Incendi di Torino, fratello del compositore Jacques André - Pierre (Perpignan 1791 - Firenze 1861). Francese di origine, si trasferà in Piemonte con una grande esperienza in campo assicurativo, si deve a lui la prima organizzazione della Società di cui fu fondatore e primo Direttore. La ?½Reale Mutua Assicurazioni??, venne istituita a Torino il 31 dicembre 1828. Nacque dal desiderio del sovrano, Re Carlo Felice, di tutelare i suoi Stati - Savoia, Piemonte, Liguria e Nizza - minacciati di continuo da incendi. Decise cosà di dotare il Paese di una novità: un ente assicurativo, allora ancora quasi ignoto nella penisola italiana. Henry non mirava ad una compagnia ?½anonima??, a base capitalistica; bensà a una ?½Mutua??, una società dove tutti gli assicurati sono soci, dove tutte le loro quote confluiscono in un fondo comune di riserva, dal quale si attingono le risorse per pagare i sinistri. La Società mutò spesso sede, dal primo alloggio preso in affitto nel palazzo Graneri di via Bogino, al modernissimo palazzo di via Corte d'Appello.A. Importante documento manoscritto della Società Reale d'Assicurazione generale e mutuale contro gli incendi, con firma autografa di Giuseppe Giulio Henry. Si tratta del Rapporto del Direttore Generale al Consiglio Generale della Società sulla resa dei conti dell'esercizio per l'anno 1845 come da bella intestazione sul frontespizio. Il Direttore Giuseppe Henry fa un dettagliato resoconto delle entrate e delle uscite della società e conclude con la stima della situazione "approssimativa" per l'anno 1846. Documento datato Torino, 28 dicembre 1846. 9 pp. in 4?? rilegate, in francese. Timbro della Società di Assicurazione contro gli incendi.B. Documento notarile manoscritto datato al 7 dicembre 1855, rogato dal Notaio Zerboglio di Torino. La copertina recita la seguente intestazione: Atto di testimoniali di procura speciale e generale ad hoc passata dal signor Giuseppe fu Francesco Henry in capo del signor notaio Francesco fu altro signor Francesco Bono nativi il primo di Perpignano e l'altro di Castellamonte, ambi residenti in Torino. All'interno dell'atto si legge "Giuseppe Henry fondatore e direttore della Regia Società d'Assicurazione mutua contro gli incendi desidera liquidare e realizzare amichevolmente se sia possibile ed in caso contrario anche giudizialmente qualche suo interesse in dipendenza di somme avanzate a suo fratello Giacomo Henry D'Arcis nato a Perpignano in Francia ora dimorante a Firenze e di altre pagate a suo scarico come da conto corrente, obbligazioni e memorie relative, né potendo a ciò accudirvi personalmente in virtù del presente atto nomina e costituisce in suo procuratore speciale e generale il qui accettante signor notaio Francesco Bono". 4 pp. in 4??. Unite cinque lettere autografe firmate (Torino, 1856 - 58) del Notaio Francesco Bono indirizzate a Henry D'Arcis concernenti la scrittura notarile precedente. Accluse anche due ricevute autografe firmate datate 1853 e 1856.C. Insieme di dieci lettere autografe firmate indirizzate al fratello, Jacques André - Pierre, stimato ed apprezzato compositore che visse e lavorò in Italia, inviate da Torino tra il 1844 ed il 1855. I due si scambiano informazioni di carattere personale ma anche finanziario; è infatti probabile che Giulio, viste le doti di abile assicuratore, si occupasse dell'amministrazione economica dei beni del fratello. Tre lettere sono su carta int. del "Direttore Generale della Società Reale di Assicurazione contro gli Incendi". Unito annuncio a stampa della scomparsa della sorella Maria Teresa Angelica, ecclesiastica morta a Moncalieri il 2 ottobre 1853 all'età di 46 anni. Indirizzato al fratello.

      

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        Memoirs of the Forty-five First Years of the Life of James Lackington

      London -James Lackington, 1791. London -James Lackington, 1791 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce copy of this detailed memoir fromrenowned London Bookseller, James Lackington. Written by himself. In a series of letters to a friend. With a triple dedication; to the public, to the respectable booksellers, to the sordid booksellers. Adorned with a nicely engraved frontispiece of Lackington. Condition: Rebound in a half cloth binding with paper covered boards. Externally, some rubbing, and wear to the extremities. Slight sunning and chipping to the spine. Straining to the front hinge. Internally, firmly bound and intermittently bright, with some scattered foxing. Armorial bookplate to the front pastedown, and neatly typed details on Lackington, from L. E. J. Brooke, loosely slotted amongst the leaves. Overall: GOOD..

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        Travels Through the Interior Parts of America; in a Series of Letters. By an Officer. A New Edition

      London: Printed for William Lane, 1791. London: Printed for William Lane. 1791. Second Edition. Hardcover. In two volumes. xii, 414pp; 492pp. Recent half calf over marbled boards, red morocco labels printed in gold on the spines. Large foldout map for the interior travels through America, and five engraved foldout plates. Light toning to text block, closed repaired tear and two small stains to map. A bright, near fine set. Howes A226. Sabin 1367.; Octavo .

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        ELEGANT EXTRACTS - 5 volumes, POETRY 2 volumes, PROSE 2 volumes and EPISTLES 1 volume.

      London. Charles Dilly. -1794 1791 - 5 volumes complete. Royal octavo 9 1/2 x 6 inches. 5 calligraphic title pages each with a stipple engraved vignette. ALL BOUND IN FULL CALF BY EDWARDS OF HALIFAX, rebacked, probably in the late 19th century in light calf gilt. The Halifax boards are somewhat rubbed but solid and are a clear example of the master binder's work in calf. See photos for illustrations. 2 title pages and some of the contents of Prose volume one rather spotted - otherwise an unusual example of Halifax bindings on a early edition of a much published educator of the liberal arts for young persons. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE EAST INDIA KALENDAR or ASIATIC REGISTER, For Bengal, Madras, Bombay, Fort Marlborough, China and St, Helena, FOR THE YEAR 1791

      London, printed for J. Debrett, 1791.. London, printed for J. Debrett, 1791.. On a more extensive plan than any hitherto offered to the public. Containg Complete and Correct LISTS of the Company&#39;s Civil, Military, Marine, Law, and Revenue Establishments: Public Offices, Bankers, Greek, Armenian, Mogul and Portuguese Merchants: Company&#39;s Agents at Home and Abroad: with A Correct List of British European Subjects residing in INDIA, not in the Company&#39;s Service. etc. 1791, 12mo bound in sixes, approximately 155 x 90 mm, 6½ x 3½ inches, pages: xii, 1-156, bound in full speckled roan, gilt lettered morocco label to spine, gilt date at bottom of spine, doube blind rules to covers. Binding rubbed, title page has pale age-browning, last page has pale age-browning to outer margin, endpapers have pale foxing, tiny hole to 1 page, just affecting last 2 numbers of a date, light crease to top of 1 page, otherwise a very good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Traite Pratique de Greement des Vaisseaux et Autres Batimens de Mer

      Paris, 1791. Paris, 1791. b/w engraved plates, some folding. Two vols. in one. 4to. xxiv, 488; (4), 83, (xxxiv plates) 23 pp. Scarce first edition of an important work on rigging, compiled under royal patronage. Includes standing and running rigging for vessels of all types and sizes, with tables of cordage required for each line on the vessel. The plates are very handsomely engraved, and include details of blocks, cleats, knots, splices, lashings, standing and running rigging, sails, anchors, and vessels, from men-of-war to small craft. Included are six plates of small craft from the Pacific basin, including a Chinese junk, and canoes from the Marianas, Tahiti, Mulgraves, Tonga, and Hawaii. Lescallier, in his introduction, notes that he gathered information from all sources available, including English shipbuilders Wells and Perry, English East Indiaman Gray, and Joseph Banks. JCB Maritime History, 427. Polak 5883. Scott 429. A very good copy, text and plates clean. Rebound in 19th century marbled boards rebacked in calf with spine label.

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        Traite Complet d&#39;Anatomie

      Paris - Theophile Barrois, 1791. Paris - Theophile Barrois, 1791 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An eighteenth-century work on anatomy and the human body. In French. Volume II of three volumes only. Raphael Bienvenu Sabatier (11 October 1732 19 July 1811) was a French anatomist and surgeon who was born in Paris. Sabatier was the author of De la mdecine opratoire, a popular surgical treatise in its day, and Trait complet d&#39;anatomie, a three-volume work on anatomy. He was an early practitioner of medical percussion, which he used in the diagnosis of empyema. Condition: Rebound in half-morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally sound, though with some rubbing and marks. Some slight loss topaper on boards. Bookplateof Birmingham Medical Instituteto front pastedown, and institutional ink stamp to title page. Pages are spotted throughout. Overall: GOOD..

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        Traite Pratique de Greement des Vaisseaux et Autres Batimens de Mer

      Paris, 1791. b/w engraved plates, some folding. Two vols. in one. 4to. xxiv, 488; (4), 83, (xxxiv plates) 23 pp. Scarce first edition of an important work on rigging, compiled under royal patronage. Includes standing and running rigging for vessels of all types and sizes, with tables of cordage required for each line on the vessel. The plates are very handsomely engraved, and include details of blocks, cleats, knots, splices, lashings, standing and running rigging, sails, anchors, and vessels, from men-of-war to small craft. Included are six plates of small craft from the Pacific basin, including a Chinese junk, and canoes from the Marianas, Tahiti, Mulgraves, Tonga, and Hawaii. Lescallier, in his introduction, notes that he gathered information from all sources available, including English shipbuilders Wells and Perry, English East Indiaman Gray, and Joseph Banks. JCB Maritime History, 427. Polak 5883. Scott 429. A very good copy, text and plates clean. Rebound in 19th century marbled boards rebacked in calf with spine label.

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        Epistles, Elegant, Familiar, & Instructive. Selected from the Best Writers, Ancient as well as Modern; Intended for the Improvement of Young Persons, and for General Entertainment being a Proper Supplement to Extracts in Prose and inPoetry

      London - Rivingtons, Longman, Law et al, 1791. London - Rivingtons, Longman, Law et al, 1791 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An extensive educational selection of eminent literary authors. With an engraved title page. Vicesimus Knox, 1752-1821, was an English headmaster and writer. Knox&#39;s motivation was the education and improvement of a youthful and middling readershipthe man of a liberal profession [and] the mercantile classesotherwise too busy to study classical literature in full (Extracts in Poetry, 1805, vi). As in his own writing, the non-fiction essay and its modern exponents, among them Addison, Johnson, Richard Steele, and Hugh Blair, featured prominently in his selection of prose writers. While not ignoring classical writers, one of Knox&#39;s principal aims was to identify and introduce to the canon those elements of modern literature he believed of particular benefit for the commerce of ordinary life. His focus also resulted in a noticeably generous coverage of eighteenth-century women writers -ODNB. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally, rubbed. With a gilt reference number to the spine. The front joint is cracked and the rear joint starting. Internally, firmly bound, with light browning and the occasional spot or mark, prominent to the first and last few pages. The first eight leaves are only partially attached. With a blank label to the front pastedown. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Philosophische Untersuchungen über die Verbindung der Menschen mit höhern Geistern.

      Stuttgart, Metzler, 1791.. 8°. Titel mit Vignette, VI, 232 (recte 234) SS., 1 Bl. Pappe d. Zt.. Graesse BMP 87. Erste Ausgabe. Der Lehrer und Freund Schillers war ein Gegner der Geisterseherei. In diesem Werk gibt er Hinweise zur Prüfung angeblicher Erscheinungen, bespricht die Wirkungen von Geistern auf Menschen, die Mittel mit ihnen in Erscheinung zu treten etc.. - Matte Wasserränder, sonst meist sauber.

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        'Das Haarlemer Meer. Nro. 670.':.

      . Altkolorierter Kupferstich aus Schauplatz der Fünf Theile Der Welt ... b. Franz Johann Joseph von Reilly in Wien, 1791, 26 x 34,5 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request). Dörflinger-Hühnel, Atlantes Austriaci, Österreichische Atlanten, 1. Bd. 1561-1918, 1. Teilbd., S. 84 ff., Rei A, Nr. 670. - Zeigt das Gebiet zwischen Amsterdam, Noordwijk aan Zee und Zevenhoven sowie dem Haarlemmermeer vor der Trockenlegung.

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        Copie des lettres envoyées par le chargé d'affaire de la France en Toscane.

      Florence, Florence, 1791-1793. - In-folio. Collation : 78 ff., (2 ff. bl.) Vélin à grand rabat, liens d'attache. (Reliure de l'époque.) La Flotte a été le chargé d&#146;affaires (ou Ambassadeur) de Louis XVI, puis de la Convention, à Florence. Nous avons ici une copie (autographe ou de son secrétaire ?) de toutes les lettres (sauf une) envoyées au Ministre des affaires étrangères qui se sont succédés durant cette époque troublée. «La Toscane est le seul pays d&#146;Italie où les Français patriotes soient admis et où ils sont libres de prononcer leurs opinions.» La principale tâche de La Flotte a été de conserver la neutralité de la Toscane vis à vis de la France. Le Grand-Duc de Toscane a été le premier souverain européen à reconnaître la République française. La Flotte affirme que c&#146;est grâce à la relation amicale qu&#146;il entretient avec Manfredini, «Ministre philosophe» «qui gouverne entièrement ce pays» et qui «a fait embrasser la neutralité à la Toscane». Cette relation personnelle - et cette neutralité - est l&#146;objet des attaques et des manigances du «Ministre d&#146;Angleterre», Lord Hervey. De nombreuses lettres ont trait au commerce des grains. Une des tâches de La Flotte aura été de contourner l&#146;interdiction d&#146;exporter des grains de Toscane, au profit des français. Parmi les nombreux sujets abordés dans ces 82 lettres, citons : Mort de Léopold de Toscane. Portraits de Ferdinand, Grand-Duc de Toscane et de Manfredini. Un français a demandé à Lucques qu&#146;on lui grave des Assignats. Prêtres réfractaires, émigrés et Corses présents dans le pays. Les émigrés aristocrates ne sont pas reçus à la Cour, ni nulle part. Affluence de émigrés depuis l&#146;invasion de Nice et de la Savoie. Arrivé de Pozzo di Borgo comme secrétaire de la légation à Florence. Assassinat à Rome de Basville. Accueil de l&#146;annonce de la mort de Louis Capet. Préparations pour un éventuel passage des troupes française à travers la Toscane, pour intervenir à Rome. L'auteur recommande un rassemblement des troupes en Corse pour une descente sur les plages romaines. Informe de l&#146;arrivée de Xavier Capet, «prétendu Régent de France», qui cherche une alliance avec le Grand-Duc. Trahison de Dumouriez. Il ne peut donner de certificat de civisme, comme on lui demande, n&#146;ayant résidé à Paris que deux mois depuis 1789. Le Citoyen Denon, qui s&#146;occupait à compléter à Venise une collection de gravures vient d&#146;être obligé d&#146;en sortir par suite des manoeuvres du «ci-devant Marquis d&#146;Entraigues». Le chargé d&#146;affaires se plaint à maintes reprises de ses émoluments, qui sont trop faibles ou qui n&#146;arrivent jamais. La Flotte quitte, à contre-coeur, Florence en Septembre 1793 et sera remplacé par Chauvelin. On lit à de nombreuses reprises ses déclarations affirmant son attachement à la République, («La liberté ou la mort !»). Le premier feuillet contenant la première lettre a été enlevé. Il est très probable que La Flotte, dans sa première lettre, déclarait son dévouement indéfectible au Roi et il aura jugé plus prudent d&#146;éliminer cet écrit devenu compromettant. Bel exemplaire, écrit d&#146;une écriture parfaitement lisible de ce très intéressant document historique. // You can browse all my books on latude.net

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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 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 fleckig, bestossen u. berieben; Kapitale etwas beschabt; Innendeckel mit ExLibris "Heroldsberg"; tlw. leicht fleckig; sonst ein gutes Expl. Eckartshausen [Attributes: First Edition]

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        En geographisk-historisk og oeconomisk, physisk-antiqvarisk Beskrivelse over Bringstrup og Sigersted Sogne,

      . ved Ringsted, med en tragisk Fortaelning over disse Sognes förste Beboere og Folkeslaegt, i henseende til deres Liv, Skiebne og sörgelige Tildragelser. Sorö: Trykt hos F.H. Lillie, Akademiets Bogtrykker 1791. Med 1 foldet kort og 2 foldede tavler i kobberstik. XVI + 230 s. Indbundet samtidigt i halvlaeder, överste og nederste kapitael slidt. Gammelt navn pa forsatspapir. * Bibl. Dan. II, 683. Forfatterens hovedvaerk var den bekendte "Beskrivelse af Erritslevmagle" som Poul Martin Möller tog som model for sin ironiske topografi over "Laegsgaarden i Ölsebymagle".<br>Pa en indsat seddel har en samtidig laeser udtrykt sin mening om dette vaerk. "Forfatteren til den elendige Beskrivelse er Seyer Mahling Beyer, Sognepraest til Eggerslefmagle ved Slagelse (see p. 30) og Skriftet selv findes lige ufordeelagtigen bedömt .... i Kjöbenhavnske Ord. Efterretninger for 1792, no. 8, side 112-113.".

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