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        L'Encyclopédie enfantine, ou Magazin pour les petits enfans?Edition augmentée

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

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      New Haven. 1791.. 33pp. Half title. Dbd. Light tanning, an occasional fox mark. Good. An important early American abolitionist tract. An anti-slavery society had been formed in Connecticut in 1790, and the state was in the midst of outlawing the institution altogether at the time. Ezra Stiles, president of Yale University and a former slave owner himself, was president of the Connecticut Society for the Promotion of Freedom. Dana uses the Epistle to the Galatians as his starting point, but eventually goes into great detail on the history of the slave trade in the New World, dating back to the 16th century. Statistical tables give the number of slaves in the United States in 1790, and also the amounts of slaves imported yearly throughout the 18th century. Dana puts forth Christian reasons and the ideal of the American Revolution in his call for abolition: "Those who profess to understand and regard the principles of liberty should cheerfully unite to abolish slavery." Dana was then the pastor of the First Congregational Church of New Haven, and had a long and distinguished career in the clergy. This is The New York Public Library duplicate copy of this sermon, with their ink stamp on the verso of the titlepage and a pencil note in the hand of Wilberforce Eames, then "Chief of the American History Division," on the half title. EVANS 23308. SABIN 18413. DUMOND, p.46.

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      Philadelphia: James & Johnson, 1791. First Edition. Hardcover. Moderate foxing throughout, occasionally heavy. Map with some wrinkles and wear along top edge with slight loss as with the folding plate of the Hydrangea Quercifolia. Very Good example of this scarce and important title, a landmark of southern natural history and exploration. Plates. Contemporary calf with early rebacking and gilt-lettered black morocco spine label; [2], [iii]-xxxiv, 522 pages. Illustrated with an engraved folding map of the East Coast of Florida and seven engraved plates of natural history specimens (one folding). This copy lacks the engraved frontispiece portrait of "Mico Chulcco the Long Warrior." CLARK I:197: "His account is essentially factual, with occasional reflections on the wonders of nature and the manifestations of the Supreme Being through nature"; EVANS 23159; FIELD 94: "Bartram wrote with all the enthusiasm and interest with which the fervent old Spanish friars and missionaries.... Although more especially a naturalist, he sketches the striking peculiarities of the tribes he visited, and gives us tables of the names and localities of the numerous towns"; HOWES B223, "b"; SABIN 3870: "Unequalled for the vivid picturesqueness of its descriptions of nature, scenery, and productions" ; STREETER SALE 1088: "The classic of southern natural history and exploration, with much on the southern Indian tribes. Bartram's account of the remote frontier, of the plantations, trading posts, and Indian villages at the end of the eighteenth century is unrivaled"; VAIL 849. William Bartram traveled several thousand miles throughout the American Southeast in 1773, discovering over 200 new botanical specimens, including the Venus Fly Trap, and recording some of the earliest observations of the customs of the Cherokee and Creek Indian tribes. His journey of exploration covered virtually the entire lower South, going as far as Baton Rouge. This book had an influence on the Romantic Movement, especially on Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth.

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        Hamarotut'iwn vardapetut'ean hawatoy ew baroyakan a[stua]cabanut'ean.

      Trieste, Mechitarist Press, 1791. - 8vo. (2), 546 pp. Contemp. half calf with giltstamped red label to gilt spine. Only Armenian edition of Habert's 1714 "Compendium theologiae dogmaticae et moralis" (an "abridgement of the doctrine of the faith and moral theology"), translated by Barsegh Laslofean. - Some worming to beginning and end of volume. Contemp. ms. Armenian ownership note and stamp (c. 1920) to t. p. Covers rubbed; edges and corners bumped. Rare; OCLC lists a single copy in the University of Michigan Library. Voskanian 857. Hakob Meghapart project 875. OCLC 44003574. Not in Nersessian. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres [10 Volumes, complete]

      (Geneve). Hardcover. Geneve, 1791. Contains a biographical notice of the author by Diderot. 12mo, contemporary mottled calf, gilt-lettered spine-lables. Covers dried, a few spine-ends split, but still in very good collectible condition. Born the son of a paper merchant in Paris, Boulanger studied first mathematics, and later ancient languages. He composed several philosophical works in which he sought to come up with naturalistic explanations for superstitions and religious practices, all of which were published posthumously. His major works were Research into the Origins of Oriental Despotism («Recherches sur l?origine du despotisme oriental», 1761) and Antiquity Unveiled («L?Antiquité dévoilée par ses usages», 1766). Boulanger's collected works were published in 1792. Tres bon etat. (BM 3: 1076 (642)) OCLC 11928225, locating two copies. . Very Good. 1791. First Edition.

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        Partially Printed Document, Signed

      - A single sheet, oblong, measuring approx. 8 ¼ in. by 3 ¾ in. Signed by George Clymer as Supervisor of the Revenue for the District of Pennsylvania, in which capacity Clymer served from 1791 to 1794. The document is a receipt for the collection of duties on one "puncheon of rum containing hundred sixteen g(allons) of the third proof " (The term "puncheon" is used to describe Puncheon Rum, which is a high proof heavy-type rum. From wikipedia) Clymer was an early supporter of independence and a signer of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Das Bisthum Costanz, die Grafschaft Montfort oder die Herrschaften Tetnang und Argen die Grafschaften Hohenembs, Vadutz und Schellenberg mit den freyen Reichsstädten Ueberlingen, Wangen, Lindau, und Buchhorn

      Altkolorierte Kupferstich-Karte von Franz Johann Joseph von Reilly 1791. 21.5x29.5 cm. - Rechts eingesetzt eine kleine Sonderkarte Liechtensteins zwischen Mauern, Vaduz und Balzers.

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

      Printed by Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly 1791 - FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE of the most famous and most beloved biography in the English language. One of only 1750 copies of the first edition printed (both first and second states combined). LONDON: PRINTED BY HENRY BALDWIN FOR CHARLES DILLY, 1791. First state with "gve" on page 135 of vol. I. Quarto. Two volumes. Contemporary calf, skillfully rebacked. Gilt compartments, double-labels. A wide margined copy in a handsome binding. With frontispiece (after Sir Joshua Reynolds) and the two engraved plates in vol. II. Courtney & Smith, pp. 172-73. Pottle 79. Grolier English Hundred 65. Rothschild 463. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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      London: T. Simpson, 10 November 1791. Stipple engraving, printed in colours and finished by hand, by Robert Dodd. 11 5/8 x 14 1/2 inches. 14 3/4 x 17 5/8 inches. 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).

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        Reports of Cases Adjudged in the Court of King's Bench [3 vols: 1689-1712] [provenance: Judge William Frick (1790-1855) and DeWitt Clinton Rench (1838-1861)]

      Dublin: James Moore, 1791. Very Good. With Some Special Cases in the Courts of Chancery, Common Pleas, and Exchequer, Alphabetically digested under proper Heads From the First Year of K. William and Q. Mary to the Tenth Year of Q. Anne ... With Two Tables; one of the Names of the Cases, the other of the Principal Matters therein contained. ... The Sixth Edition with several Hundred References to Lord Raymond and other Reporters since his Time, added (to those by Knightly D'Anvers, Esq. in the former Edition) by George Wilson ... and encreased and brought down to the present Time, by Leonard MacNally." 3 vols.; 22 cm. Signatures: [pi]2 B-2I4; [p1]4 B-2F4 2G2; A-2P4 2Q 8vo. Unusual signing: in v.3 the second leaf of each signature from B through 2C is signed 4 rather than 2. Last leaf blank. No pagination. Contemporary full calf; gilt-tooled red leather label on vol. 2: Salkeld's Reports. Former owners' names on front endpapers: Frick, in an older hand, and D.C. Rench, April 1859. With (found in one volume): a promissory note protest dated Dec. 23, 1820, and signed by Wm. Frick. William Frick (1790-1855) was admitted to the Maryland bar in 1813; was appointed chief judge of the Baltimore County Court in 1848; and was elected first judge of the Superior Court of Baltimore in 1851. D.C. Rench was DeWitt Clinton Rench (1838-1861) from Washington Co., Md., who practiced law in Baltimore. After returning home in 1861 prior to enlisting with the Confederacy, he went to Williamsport, Md., on business for his father; there he was attacked by a mob and murdered in the street because of his support of the South. In Very Good Condition: leather is rubbed and scraped; minor loss at spine ends; archival restoration of spine and joints (conservators' report available on request); 4-cm. tear from lower edge of v. 3 leaf I3, without loss; occasional minor soiling internally; otherwise clean and tight.

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        An Abstract of the Evidence Delivered before a Select Committee of the House of Commons in the Year 1790 on the part of the Petitioners for the Abolition of the Slave Trade

      London: James Phillips, 1791 Book. Near Fine. Soft cover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Large 8vo (226x147 mm), xxvi, [2:blank],155 pp. Folding engraved map of the West Coast of Africa at the end and a large folding engraved plate showing the hold of the slave-ship Brook bound after p.36 (split at fold with old pasted paper repair). Original drab boards with paper spine (lower portion chipped); all edges untrimmed; lower edge of title-page with paper flaw (rather than torn-off portion), occasional very light spotting and marginal soiling. A fine copy in unsophisticated state. Collated complete. ----- Sabin 81745. FIRST EDITION of the classic work in the abolitionist canon. Wilberforce's argument before Parliament stands as one of the most important attempts to portray the iniquities of the African slave trade. The diagram of the hold of a slave ship with slaves packed in layer upon layer, is without question the most recognizable image of the horrors of slavery. This diagram was engraved after an American print by Mathew Carey, issued in 1789. The English book appearance predates its more commonly known version published in Thomas Clarkson's History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade (Philadelphia,1808)..

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        1791 Original THOMAS MIFFLIN Autograph Letter Signed (ALS) - Signer of the United States Constitution and First Governor of the State of Pennsylvania

      Philadelphia: Original, October 1791. 1st Edition. Other Other. Very Good. (Americana)(Autograph Letter Signed) Mifflin, Thomas. Autograph Letter Signed. Philadelphia: Original Letter, October 28, 1791. One sheet (7 3/4 by 9 1/2 inches). Personal letter in regards to the sale of 'Deferred Stock' to the office of the Comptroller General of Pennsylvania (John Nicholson). Mifflin was a Major General during the American Revolution and served as the 5th President of the U.S. Congress. He was the 1st Governor of the state of Pennsylvania and a signer of the Constitution of the United States. Mild toning and creasing. VG overall.

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        The Natural History of Birds; Containing a Variety of Facts Selected from Several Writers, and Intended for the Amusement and Instruction of Children. Six Parts in Three Volumes

      London: J. Johnson. 1791. 12mo (17.5 cm x 10.5cm). H Hard Cover. Fair. First edition [1791]. Scarce three volume set (complete) containing the six parts of this work, illustrated with 114 (of 116) hand colored copper plate engravings. Plates are dated in the late 1780s, and bear the imprint of Jos. Johnson (the publisher of this work). Lacks the Toucan plate in Part I and the Man of War Bird plate in Part II (appear to have never been bound in as there is no evidence of removal). Content geared for knowledgable juveniles. Marbled boards with brown paper spines with applied paper labels, approximately 7 inches tall. Vol. I (containing parts I and II): (2), 91, (1), 77, (3)p. plus 40 plates. Vol. II (containing parts III, IV and V): (2), 71, (1), 55, (1), 82 (1)p. plus 42 plates. Vol. III (containing part VI): (2), xii, 232, (1), 7p. ads, plus 32 plates. Binding most likely mid to late 19th century, endpapers appear to have been replaced around that time period. Externally worn, with the spine strips separating, boards, rubbed, etc. (see image provided). Hinges cracked but text blocks sound, three leaves nearly detached at the beginning of vol. III, no other loosened pages. Internally very good, with very clean pages almost free from foxing. Plates have no chips or tears, colors bright, pages quite fresh.

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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

      London : Printed for J. Johnson ; G. G. J. and J. Robinson 1791 - London: Printed for J. Johnson; G.G.J. and J. Robinson; A. Hamilton, J. and J. Murray, 1791. Folio. (x, 388,393-738, [14] p., plates) Fully bound in contemporary brown leather. Professionally restored. 6 raised bands. 7 compartments. Red Morocco spine label with gilt lettering. Tight binding and solid boards. Minor shelf wear. Rubbing to boards. Bumping to corners. Personal library bookplate of David S. Brooks inside front board. Minor toning to preliminary leaves. Otherwise, pages are clean and unmarked. All steel-plate engraved illustrations present. According to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, George Motherby was trained as a physician, receiving a medical degree from the University of Aberdeen in 1767. He worked as a surgeon in Liverpool in 1766 and later as a physician in Middlesex. He was also conspicuous for his work in Königsberg, where he introduced the technique of vaccination for smallpox circa 1770. Motherby died in 1793. A New Medical Dictionary is notable for its account of the practice of Variolation, Motherby?s technique of introducing small quantities of smallpox into a patient through an open wound, hoping to develop an immunity to the virus. David Brooks (1756 ? August 30, 1838) was an officer in the Continental Army in the American Revolution, a United States representative from New York, and an original member of the Society of the Cincinnati upon its founding in 1783. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Fünf Theile der Erde in ihrer östlichen und westlichen Halbkugel

      Altkolorierte Kupferstich-Karte von Franz Johann Joseph von Reilly 1791. 24x40 cm. - Bergs, Welt 46 - Die Kontinente der Welt in zwei Hemisphären dargestellt, zeigt auch Australien und die Inselwelt des Pazifik.

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        Rare Ship's Passport with Health Certificate for an American Ship Bound from Cadiz in Spain to Philadelphia

      Cadiz, 1791. Cadiz, 7 February, 1791. Official Health Certificate from Spain's naval authorities, completed in manuscript, signed in the original by 3 parties, certifies clearance for disembarkment and trade following inspection of an American vessel. Folio. Single leaf laid paper, printed recto only, measuring approximately 23 x 42 cm. Features large steel cut engraving. Text is in Spanish. Indication of moisture, otherwise very good condition, retaining a strong impression. Fascinating eighteenth century document from the Spanish Naval Court, signed on 7 February 1791, by an administrator of the Board of Health in Cadiz, issuing clearance to an American vessel named The Pilgrim, Captained by a John Smith, who was on a return voyage to colonial Philadelphia not long after the War of Independence. Following customary inspection for bubonic plague and other deadly diseases, Smith and his crew of six are free to enter port and trade goods, under certain restrictions, before heading to Philadelphia. Interestingly, they are specifically prohibited from trading slaves, as mentioned in the text. Captain John Smith was a Private, a trooper for the Royal Horse Guard Blues, a Cavalry Regiment of the British Army, before becoming a sea merchant. In 1784 Smith married Penelope Pitt (1749-1827), Viscountess Ligonier, daughter of the diplomatist and courtier George Pitt (1720-1803) of Stratfield Saye, Hampshire. Little else is known of him, though he may be a descendant of John Smith who emigrated to America in 1720, whose ancestry leads to John Smith born in 1655, County Monaghan, Ireland. This family Smith settled primarily in the Brandywine Settlement and the Lancaster County of Philadelphia. . Signed.

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        The Lady's Complete Guide; or Cookery in All Its Branches

      G. Kearsley, London 1791 - Full brown calf, Spine newly recased to match. Gilt title to spine. The 3rd edition "very much improved" ( lvi ) 460 ppThis is a complete cooking guide as well as household records guide, family physician, preserving, making wines and brewing. Some foxing to outsie edges and endpapers. Bookplate dated 1814 to front endpaper. Interiors clean. Actually a marvellously informative book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Amsterdam: H. Gartman, W. Vermandel En J. W. Smit. Good+. 1791. Hardcover. 572 pages (273-844) covering the following: Het Landschap Drenthe; Generaliteits Landen; I. Staats Vlaanderen; II Staats Brabant. Vellum cover is soiled with moderate wear. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Pages clean and free of foxing. Only faint toning at top page edges. Fold-out chart. Penciled notes on front end sheet. .

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        Lady's Complete Guide - Or Cookery in all Its Branches

      London: G. Kearsley, 1791. 460 pages. Marbled boards with beige leather, title label red leather with gilt title. Containing the most approved recipes, confirmed by observation and practice, in every reputable English book of cookery now extant; besides a great variety of others which have never before been offered to the public. Also includes The Complete Brewer and The Family Physician.. Third Edition. Three-Quarter Leather. Good/No Jacket - as issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        VADERLANDSCHE GEOGRAPHIE, OF NIEUWE TEGENWOORDIGE STAAT EN HEDENDAAGSCHE HISTORIE DER NEDERLANDEN (V. De Provincie Friesland; Vi. De Provincie Overyssel; Vii. De Provincie Groningen En Ommelanden)

      Amsterdam: H. Gartman, W. Vermandel En J. W. Smit. Good+. 1791. Hardcover. 498 pages (1159-1386; 1-270) covering the following: V. De Provincie Friesland; Vi. De Provincie Overyssel; Vii. De Provincie Groningen En Ommelanden. Vellum cover is soiled with moderate wear. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Pages clean and free of foxing. Only faint toning at top page edges. Penciled notes on front end sheet. .

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        The History and Antiquities of The County Somerset

      Bath - R. Cruttwell, 1791 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A topographical study of Somerset. Including detailed geographical and historical details of Bath, Weston, Glastonbury, Yeovil and many others. With forty-eight plates, including a folding map of the county (collated complete). The Industrial Revolution in the Midlands and Northern England spelled the end for most of Somerset's cottage industries. Farming continued to flourish, however, and the Bath and West of England Society for the Encouragement of Agriculture, Arts, Manufactures and Commerce was founded in 1777 to improve farming methods. Despite this, 20 years later John Billingsley conducted a survey of the county's agriculture in 1795 and found that agricultural methods could still be improved. Coal mining was an important industry in north Somerset during the 18th and 19th centuries, and by 1800 it was prominent in Radstock. At the start of the eighteenth century, Bath was still relatively small, with a mellow abbey-cathedral (and thereby the grand title of city), but with a resident population of no more than 3,000 individuals. That was not insignificant. It ranked on a par with many other regional centres, such as Bedford in Bedfordshire, or Chichester in Sussex, but well behind the leading provincial capitals, such as Norwich, York, or near at hand Bristol. As the fame of Bath's medicinal waters spread, however, it began to attract visitors in ever greater numbers and, with them, a resident population and the facilities of a fashionable resort. (HT)Complete in three volumes. Condition: Expertly rebacked in gilt morocco with marbled boards. Externally sound, though a little rubbed and with some wear to the original leather. Internally, firmly bound. Bookplate of Battersea library to front pastedowns, with institutional ink stamps to the rear of the plates. Pages are bright, with some scattered spotting throughout and some edgewear. Overall: GOOD..

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        Militärische Situationskarte in XXIV Blättern von den Ländern zwischen dem Rhein Main und Neckar nebst den angränzenden Gegenden." 23 (von 24) Sectionen und Titelblatt

      Kupferstich-Karten von Johann Heinrich Haas bei Heinrich Ludwig Brönner in Frankfurt / Main 1791 - 1813. 50x65 cm. ca. je Blatt. Maßstab 1 : 30380. Zusammen 24 Blätter - Lex. Gesch. Kartogr. I, 292 - Engelmann, Geogr. II, S. 829 - Neunhöffer S. 55ff. - Bertinchamp S. 168f. - Interessante Karte des Rhein-Main-Gebietes mit Ried, Bergstraße und Odenwald zwischen Frankfurt, Miltenberg, Heidelberg, Worms und Oppenheim. Die von Conrad Felsing (19), Eckardt (1) und anonym (2) gestochenen, teils oben rechts nummerierten, jedoch nicht betitelten Blätter zeigen die Sectionen: Darmstadt, Zwingenberg, Oppenheim, Langen, Guntersblum, Höchst, Hochheim, Mannheim, Frankfurt, Worms, Heppenheim, Frankenthal, Hanau, Babenhausen, Umstadt, Heidelberg, Wörth, Fürth, Waldmichelbach, Seligenstadt, Amorbach, Beerfelden, Eberbach; es fehlt Section 17: Aschaffenburg. Die Gesamtkarte setzt sich aus je 4 Blättern nebeneinander und 6 Blättern untereinander zusammen. Das von Johann Baptist Seitz und Jos. Schleich nach Emmerich gestochene Titelblatt zeigt die Einteilung in die Sektionen, sowie Meilenzeiger, Tabelle mit geodätischen Bestimmungen, Barometermessungen, ausführliche Zeichenerklärung (so wird z.B. unterschieden zwischen: Steinerne Brücke, Hölzerne Brücke, Schiffsbrücke, Fähre und Nachen) und Maßstäbe.Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Johann Heinrich Haas wurde nach seinem Eintritt in die Armee im Auftrag des Erbprinzen Ludwig von Hessen-Darmstadt in der Feldmesskunst ausgebildet. 1791 erschien das 1. Blatt seiner Situationskarte, aufgrund des 1792 ausgebrochenen Koalitionskrieges folgte das 2. Blatt erst 1798. Die Aufnahme der weiteren Blätter war 1804 beendet, wohl aus finanziellen Gründen erfolgte der Druck in der Zeit bis 1813, wobei die Herausgabe nach dem Tode von Haas 1810 durch den Frankfurter Buchhändler Brönner besorgt wurde. Gestochen wurden die meisten Kartenblätter durch Johann Conrad Felsing, der "einer der besten Vertreter seines Faches war." Johann Heinrich Haas schuf sein berühmtes und viel gelobtes Kartenwerk auf Grund eigener trigonometrischer Vermessungen, die Karten sind außergewöhnlich präzise und mit vielen Landschaftsdetails dargestellt. Haas legte besondere Sorgfalt in die vollständige Darstellung der Gewässer, so sind auch die alten Neckar- und Mainbetten sowie die alten Rheinmäander und Hochwassergebiete eingezeichnet, ebenso wies er ein altes Flussbett des Neckars nach, in dem dieser nordwärts floss "um bei Trebur mit dem alten Mainlauf vereint in den Rhein zu münden." Als erste große Karte des Gebietes sind auf ihr sämtliche Siedlungen in Grundrissen dargestellt, das Wegenetz ist ausführlich eingezeichnet (sogar Wegweiser werden dargestellt), auf älteren Karten unterlaufene Fehler in Ortsnamen wurden berichtigt, das Gelände mit seinen Erhebungen wurde von Haas vermessen und anschaulich wiedergegeben. Die Haas'schen Vermessungsarbeiten übertrafen "an Umfang und Güte alles zuvor in Hessen geleistete bei Weitem. ... Zum ersten Male wurden grundsätzlich alle Gebietsteile möglichst sorgfältig aufgenommen, und daher ist die Situationskarte als eine auf wirklich eingehender Kenntnis des Landes beruhende Originalkarte anzusehen."Die Karte "galt als mustergültig für die damalige Zeit und wurde viel beachtet. Für Hessen-Darmstadt war sie der Beginn staatlich geförderter Landesaufnahme. Haas war der Lehrer der Generalstäbler und Zivilgeometer, die später die Aufnahmen fortgesetzt haben." Schöner, bis auf 1 Blatt vollständiger, Kartensatz mit geringfügigen Mängeln: 17 Blätter meist nur im weißen Papierrand stockfleckig, 5 Blätter mit einigen Wurmlöchern in der oberen Blatthälfte, 1 Blatt mit schmalen Rändchen, vereinzelt kurze Einrisse im Papierrand restauriert. Sonst schöne, sauber gedruckte Karten mit meist breitem Papierrand.

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        An Historical Treatise of an Action or Suit at Law

      1791. Boote, R[ichard]. [d. 1782]. An Historical Treatise of an Action on Suit at Law; And of the Proceedings Used in the Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas From the Original Processes to the Judgment in Both Courts, Wherein the Reason and Usage of the Old Obscure and Formal Parts of Our Writs and Pleadings, Such Especially as Have Reference, Or Relate to the Ancient Method of Practice, As Well Before the Statute of Nisi Prius as Afterwards, Are Duly Considered, In Order to Shew From Whence They Arose; Also an Account of the Alterations That Have Been Made from Time to Time for Regulating the Course of Practice in the Several Courts. With Such Remarks and Observations, As Tend to Explain and Illustrate the Present Mode of Practice; And Pointing Out Such Particulars as Would Contract the Proceedings, And Render Them More Concise, Plain, and Significant, And Less Expensive to the Suitors. With Additions, By W. Ballantine. Dublin: H. Watts, 1791. xxxi, 268 pp. Recent period-style quarter calf over cloth, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine, endpapers renewed. Light browning, occasional light foxing, lower corner lacking from title page with minor loss to text. Struck-through early owner signatures to head of title page, interior otherwise clean. * Only Dublin edition, stated the third, presumably a reissue of the sixth London edition (1791). This popular work was first published in London in 1766 and was generally referred to as "Boote's Suit at Law." It went through several editions, the last one in 1839. "The history of procedure [in the eighteenth century] is represented by [this book]. It is an able summary of which I have made use of in a preceding volume of this History. One of the objects of the book was to lay a foundation for some very necessary reforms in this branch of the law, the need for which was clearly explained by the author.": Holdsworth, A History of English Law XII:411. ESTC locates 6 copies in North America, 2 in law libraries (Columbia and York University). This imprint not in Sweet & Maxwell.

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        The LIFE Of SAMUEL JOHNSON 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 - Britain, for Nearly Half a Century, During Which He Flourished. In Two Volumes

      London:: Printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, in the Poultry.. 1791.. 4to: [A]^6 A-B^4 B - 3T^4 3U^2; B - 4E^4 4F1. Vol I: 2M4 & 2N1 cancels. Vol II: 5 cancelled leaves, as per Pottle. 10-7/8" x 8-1/2". 1st edition, 1st issue (Grolier 100 ENGLISH, #65; Pottle 79). 2 volumes: xii, [16], 516, [2 (blank)]; [4], 586 pp. Vol II, p 585 misnumbered 587; 586 as 588. Other mispaginations [see Pottle]. Vol I, p. 135 with 'gve'.. 20th C. speckled brown half-calf with tan paper boards. Maroon title labels in second compartment.. Modest binding wear. Prior owner pencil marginalia to Vol I, p. 394,. commenting on the neighboring text regarding females in service.. Occasional light foxing, primarily to preliminaries. Withal, a VG+. set.. Volume I with stipple-engraved frontis of Johnson, by James Heath, after the 1756 painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Vol II with two engraved facsimiles.

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        Every Man His Own Broker: Or, A Guide to the Stock-Exchange

      1791. Mortimer, Thomas [1730-1810]. Every Man His Own Broker: Or, A Guide to the Stock-Exchange. In Which the Nature of Several Funds, Vulgarly Called the Stocks Is Clearly Explained, And Accurate Computations are Formed of the Average Value of East India Stock for Several Years, From the Current Year. The Mystery and Iniquity of Stock-Jobbing is Laid Before the Public, In a New and Impartial Light. The Method of Transferring Stock, And of Buying and Selling; The Several Government Securities, Without the Assistance of a Broker, Is Made Intelligible to All Persons Concerned; And an Account is Given of the Laws in Force Relative to Brokers, Clerks of the Bank, &c. With Directions How to Avoid the Losses that are Frequently Sustained by the Destruction of Bank Notes, India Bonds, &c. By Fire, And Other Accidents. Also, An Historical Account of the Origin, Progress, And Present State of Public Credit, Of the National Debt, Both Principal and Interest, Of Banking, And of the Sinking-Fund; With Advice to Adventurers in the State-Lotteries. To Which is Added, A Supplement, Containing Rules for Forming a Judgment of the Real Causes of the Rise or Fall of the Stocks; New Observations on the Payment of the Dividends; The Equation, And Other Useful Tables. London: Printed for G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1791. xxiv, 263, [1] pp. Engraved fold-out "Table of Equation." Octavo (6-7/8" x 4-1/8"). Contemporary sheep, carefully rebacked and re-cornered, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spines, hinges mended, negligible toning to text. Faint pencil marks to margins in some places, interior otherwise clean. An excellent copy. * Eleventh edition, "Considerably Improved." This popular guide was first published in 1761 and was later translated into German, Dutch, French and Italian. It appeared at a time when Great Britain was codifying its position as the most sophisticated commercial empire in the world. At the time of the eleventh edition stock in the East India company held an allure comparable to shares in internet start-ups in the mid-1990s. As his lengthy sub-title title suggests, Mortimer was critical of brokers and hostile toward speculators and jobbers. However, his detailed advice offers one of the best accounts of stock trading in t

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        The LIFE Of SAMUEL JOHNSON 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 - Britain, for Nearly Half a Century, During Which He Flourished. In Two Volumes.

      Printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, in the Poultry., London: 1791 - Volume I with stipple-engraved frontis of Johnson, by James Heath, after the 1756 painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Vol II with two engraved facsimiles. Modest binding wear. Prior owner pencil marginalia to Vol I, p. 394, commenting on the neighboring text regarding females in service. Occasional light foxing, primarily to preliminaries. Withal, a VG+ set. 20th C. speckled brown half-calf with tan paper boards. Maroon title labels in second compartment. 4to: [A]^6 A-B^4 B - 3T^4 3U^2; B - 4E^4 4F1. Vol I: 2M4 & 2N1 cancels. Vol II: 5 cancelled leaves, as per Pottle. 10-7/8" x 8-1/2". 1st edition, 1st issue (Grolier 100 ENGLISH, #65; Pottle 79). 2 volumes: xii, [16], 516, [2 (blank)]; [4], 586 pp. Vol II, p 585 misnumbered 587; 586 as 588. Other mispaginations [see Pottle]. Vol I, p. 135 with 'gve'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The LIFE Of SAMUEL JOHNSON 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 - Britain, for Nearly Half a Century, During Which He Flourished. In Two Volumes

      Printed by Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly in the Poultry. London:: Printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, in the Poultry.. 1791.. 4to: [A]^6 A-B^4 B - 3T^4 3U^2; B - 4E^4 4F1. Vol I: 2M4 & 2N1 cancels. Vol II: 5 cancelled leaves, as per Pottle. 10-7/8" x 8-1/2". 1st edition, 1st issue (Grolier 100 ENGLISH, #65; Pottle 79). 2 volumes: xii, [16], 516, [2 (blank)]; [4], 586 pp. Vol II, p 585 misnumbered 587; 586 as 588. Other mispaginations [see Pottle]. Vol I, p. 135 with 'gve'.. 20th C. speckled brown half-calf with tan paper boards. Maroon title labels in second compartment.. Modest binding wear. Prior owner pencil marginalia to Vol I, p. 394,. commenting on the neighboring text regarding females in service.. Occasional light foxing, primarily to preliminaries. Withal, a VG+. set.. Volume I with stipple-engraved frontis of Johnson, by James Heath, after the 1756 painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Vol II with two engraved facsimiles.

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        Museum Britannicum or a display in 32 plates in Antiquities and Natural Curiosities in that noble and magnificent cabinet the British Museum after the original designs from Nature

      London: J. Moore, 1791. Hardcover. Good. Second edition, revised and corrected by P. Boyle. Folio. 88pp. plus 30 full page engravings and two letterpress illustrations. Finely bound to style in quarter calf, red lettering label, gilt, marbled paper boards. Text block totally untrimmed and so the edges are rough; in addition, first and last few pages are edgeworn from use. Light staining, foxing and soiling to the text, with the engravings generally offsetting to the letterpress facing pages. The title and first few pages are soiled and have mended closed marginal tears (no loss); else this is a good copy in a fine biding. First printed in 1778 in tribute to the recent (1759) opening of the British Museum. Lowndes, p. 2161.

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      London: John Ridgway, 1791.. 181,[4]pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author. Later marbled wrappers. Minor foxing in latter part of text, a few light dampstains to lower corner. Very good plus. In a half morocco and cloth case. The Herschel V. Jones- Rosenbach-C.G. Littell-Frank T. Siebert copy, with the Littell book label. Inscribed by Frank T. Siebert on the slipcase chemise: "Dr. Rosenbach says the finest copy he has ever seen." The seemingly slight title makes no mention of Captain Morris' journal, which he kept while an Indian captive during the Pontiac War between August and late September 1764. "On pages 1 to 39, [Morris] gives his narrative of the incidents of his hazardous mission to Pontiac, a savage general, who in a six weeks' campaign, overthrew the British authority in all the territories of the northwest. Captain Morris accepted the service at the request of General Bradstreet, sensible that to place himself in the power of the vindictive Indian chief, was little short of a sentence to death. General Bradstreet, who had the ill luck to bear a reputation too great for his capacity, had the additional misfortune of seldom knowing what he really wanted. Captain Morris, by the combined force of good fortune, and good conduct, escaped the perils which inclosed his course and seemed irresistibly to close behind him and forbid his return to life. With the fire kindled around the stake to which he was tied, he was more than once rescued at the last minute" - Field. According to Dr. Siebert's note, "Plenty rare." AYER 208. FIELD 1095. THOMSON 854. HOWES M833, "d." SABIN 50876. SIEBERT SALE 964 (this copy). ADVENTURES IN AMERICANA 620 (this copy). LITTELL SALE 756 (this copy).

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      London W. Locke. August - July 1792 1791 - Octavo 8 x 5 1/2 inches, bound in recent half leather. General title dated 1792, preface and 12 divisional sections for each month - numbered 9-494 pages, plus 4 pages of index. Each year calls for 3 plates - thus in theory there should be 36 plates but this copy has only 24 plates. The vendor can find no other copy to compare the plates to - THUS SOLD AS DEFECTIVE. BOUND WITH - for no apparent reason- THE ACCUSATION, TRAIL, DEFENCE, EXECUTION, AND LAST WILL, OF LEWIS XVI. Edinburgh 1793, portrait, title, plate of the guillotine, 1-108 pages. AND HILDROP, JOHN - FREE THOUGHTS UPON BRUTE CREATION: WHERE IN FATHER BOUGEANT'S PHILOSOPHICAL AMUSEMENT, & C, IS EXAMINED. London 1750. Title (soiled) with contemporary manuscript on the verso, 4-151 pages (final leaf defective plus pencil scribbling) . The first of two years of THE CONJUROR'S MAGAZINE. There is a scanned copy of this first year available online and the text collation herewith conforms to that copy THUS TEXT COMPLETE. A scarce work - only two listed at auction and one of those listed lacked all plates- the collation of the other is unstated. All plates throughout have been numbered by some early scribe. Sundry condition issues - please ask for further photos. SOLD AS A WORKING COPY OF ALL THREE WORKS. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Philadelphia: James & Johnson, 1791.. [2],xxxiv,522pp. plus engraved frontispiece portrait of "Mico Chulcco the Long Warrior" by J. Trenchard after Bartram, engraved folding map, and seven engraved plates of natural history specimens (one folding). Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt, leather label. Hinges and top of spine neatly repaired. Modern ownership inscription on front fly leaf. Small tear in titlepage, repaired; tear in a plate, also neatly repaired. Light foxing. A very good copy in contemporary condition of a book almost always found damaged. In a red half morocco and cloth slipcase, spine gilt. The rare first edition of one of the classic accounts of southern natural history and exploration, with much material on the southern Indian tribes. For the period, Bartram's work is unrivalled. He travelled several thousand miles through the Southeast in the years just prior to the American Revolution. "...Bartram wrote with all the enthusiasm and interest with which the fervent old Spanish friars and missionaries narrated the wonders of the new found world...he neglected nothing which would add to the common stock of human knowledge" - Field. "Unequalled for the vivid picturesqueness of its descriptions of nature, scenery, and productions" - Sabin. "The classic of southern natural history and exploration, with much on the southern Indian tribes. Bartram's account of the remote frontier, of the plantations, trading posts, and Indian villages at the end of the eighteenth century is unrivaled" - Streeter. Includes a chapter concerning the customs and language of the Muscogulges and Cherokees. HOWES B223, "b." CLARK I:197. EVANS 23159. SABIN 3870. VAIL 849. Coats, THE PLANT HUNTERS, pp.273-76. TAXONOMIC LITERATURE 329. STREETER SALE 1088. FIELD 94. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 301. SERVIES 669.

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      Philadelphia: John Fenno, 1791.. 203pp. Folio. Contemporary sheep, expertly rebacked in matching style, gilt leather label. Ex- lib. from the Western Reserve Historical Society, with institutional bookplate on front pastedown and blindstamp on titlepage. Light scattered foxing, else quite clean internally. 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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        Carte de la Partie septentrionale de l'Italie." Kartenfolge auf 3 (von 4) Blättern

      Grenzkolorierte Kupferstich-Karten von C. A. Chauchard bei Jean-Claude Dezauche 1791. 49x84 cm. ca. je Blatt. Zusammen - Tooley 2 Bd. I. S. 259 - Ohne Blatt I. der vierteiligen großformatigen Wandkarte. Blatt II. zeigt Teile von Tirol, Kärnten, Steiermark, Südtirol, Istrien, Krain, Venetien, Verona und Vicenza zwischen Murau, Novi, Venedig, Mantua, Trient und Meran. Blatt III: Südwestfrankreich und Teile von Piemont, Ligurien, Emilia Romagna, Toskana, Riviera di Levante, Riviera di Ponente begrenzt durch Briancon, Asti, Reggio dell' Emilia, Volterra, Toulon und Barjols. Blatt IV: Teile von Emilia Romagna, Marken, Umbrien, Toskana zwischen Mantua, Siena, Perugia und der Adriaküste vom Podelta bis Fermo; den Süden Istriens bei Pula mit einem Teil der Insel der Kvarner Bucht. Blatt 3 mit restauriertem Randeinriss oben rechts, Blatt 4 mit 2 Quetschfalten unten.

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      Edinburgh: J. Sibbald, 1791. Hard Cover. Very Good binding. Thomas Rowlandson. 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.

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        Elements of the art of dyeing. translated from the French by William Hamilton.

      by Stephen Couchman, and sold by J. Johnson,, London 1791 - First edition in English of Berthollet's important scientific contribution to the burgeoning European textile industry. Having collaborated with Lavoisier on the latter's pioneering chemical nomenclature and presented some seventeen memoirs to the Academy, the author was already an influential chemist when appointed inspector of dye works and director of the Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins in 1784. The Gobelins had their origins in the workshops of Flemish weavers brought to Paris by Henri IV in 1602 and were formally established by Colbert in 1667 as the "Royal Manufactury of Furnishings to the Crown". They became the pre-eminent centre for tapestry weaving in EuropeIn the Éléments de l'art de la teinture Berthollet "endeavored to place the ancient craft of dyeing on a scientific basis by a systematic discussion of its procedures, coupled with an attempt to find an adequate set of theoretical principles to explain the chemical actions involved. His explanation was that, depending on the variable physical conditions of temperature, quantity of solvent employed, and so forth, when a cloth was dyed the reciprocal affinities of the particles of the dye, the mordants, and the cloth itself were responsible for the kind and quality of dyeing. The colors produced were due to the oxidation of the mordant by the atmosphere" (DSB).The British edition appeared in the same year as the French, reflecting the market for such a treatise in a country where textile production was becoming one of the most important national industries. A second British edition appeared at Edinburgh the following year and several reprints appeared in the nineteenth century, presumably a measure of the popularity and utility of this scientific manual of dyeing in the British industrial revolution. 2 vols., 4to (205 × 125 mm), pp. Folding engraved plate of dyeing apparatus to volume 2. Contemporary sprinkled calf, panelled spines. Joints expertly and neatly repaired. An excellent copy, pleasingly crisp and fresh throughout. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sinngedichte aufs neue überarbeitet, mit drey Büchern vermehrt, und mit Anmerkungen begleitet von Karl Wilhelm Ramler

      Lpz., Weidmann 1791.. 2 Theile in 1 geb. 8°. 738 S. HLn. d. 19. Jhdts. Mit Rückengoldpräg. Durchgeh. gebräunt. W.-G.² 6; Faber du Faur 275f. - Friedrich von Logau (1605-1655) entstammte einem alten schlesischen Adelsgeschlecht. Er verfasste über 3000 Epigramme und Sinngedichte. Schon bald nach seinem Tod fiel er der Vergessenehit anheim. Seine Wiederentdeckung und Wiederveröffentlichung ist Gotthold Ephraim Lessing zu verdanken. (Siehe ADB XIX 107ff.)

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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-browing, 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.

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      London: John Bell 1791 - 7 volumes, 6 inches tall. Full straight grain morocco with label, gilt bands, titles, superb centre tools, all edges and dentelles. This is the first 7 volumes of Tragedies, part of John Bell's British library series. Containing many plays all individually paginated. Each also has a superb engraved frontispiece and title page. An exceedingly pretty run. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lucians neueste Reisen oder wahrhafte Geschichten

      Alethopel (d. i. Tübingen, Cotta?), 1791.. 4 Bll., 354 S. Pappband d. Zt. Weller I, 93; Goed. IV/1, 593, 41,8 gibt Grözinger in Reutlingen als Drucker an; Hayn/Got. IV, 296: "Amüsantes, satyrisches Werk gegen Vielschreiber, Nachahmer, Anekdotensammler etc. (...) S. 115ff.: Satyre auf die Werther-Nachahmer. Lucian gelangt zu Pygmäen, welche nur Fliegengrösse haben. Es sind die Nachahmer unter den Schriftstellern. Er fängt einige und befragt sie über ihre literarischen Sünden. Einer antwortet auf die Frage, wen er nachgeahmt habe: `Den Verfasser von Werther`s Leiden!`, und auf die Frage, was ihm denn in Werthers Leiden am besten gefallen habe: `Das Roznäschen von dem kleinen Bruder der Lotte! Ha! über dieses bin ich fast vergangen". Einem anderen wieder hat die Stelle am besten gefallen, `wo Lotte dem Kinde die von Werther geküsste Wange wäscht", etc. So geisselt Seybold mit beissender Ironie die anmassende Verständnislosigkeit der Werthernachahmer u. -gegner." - Seybold sprudelt fast über vor Ideen, es gibt auch noch eine umfangreich beschriebene Gelehrtenversteigerung auf dem Sirius, in welcher neben Merkur als Auktionator die in Luftschiffen anreisenden Buchhändler, die vor 10 Jahren ersteigerten Gelehrten wieder (mit Verlust) unter dem Hammer bringen wollen (nimmt Bezug auf die von Seybold 1781 in den Oberrheinischen Mannigfaltigkeiten veröffentlichte Satire: "Die Gelehrten-Verstaigerung (sic!) nach dem Lucian"). - Bestoßen, Gelenke stärker berieben. Tls. gebräunt, bzw. braunfleckig.

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        The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America: Together with The Psalter, or Psalms of David

      Philadelphia: Printed by Hall and Sellers, 1791. Second printing. Leather Bound. Very Good +. 4 x 6 inches. 12mo. Collates as a - c (6 leaf quires) + A - Uu (6 leaf quires). a1 (title page) in facsimile. A few leaves of Selections from Psalms and Psalter (Q3-Q4 and Aa2-Aa5) lacking. Printed in two column Roman type. A few other pages (B1, B2, K4, P6, Dd5, Ee5, and Uu6) with small losses. F3 with closed tear to inner margin. Scattered stains. The Psalter has a separate title page with a continuous register. Endpapers renewed. Old ownership inscription of Sarah Percival. Griffiths 1791/18. Bound full straight grained modern calf with red spine label containing gilt title and date. A very good copy of this scarce printing of the American BCP. It is the second printing of the BCP in America, and one of only two editions before the addition of the Ordinal in 1792.

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        Richard Brinsley Sheridan Esq

      London: J. Hall, No. 83 Berwick Street, April 30, 1791. Copper engraving. In excellent condition. Image size: 17 7/8 x 13 7/8 inches. 20 1/2 x 15 inches. 24 1/2 x 18 3/16 inches. 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.

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        Scherzi Poetici

      Modena:: Stamperia Ducale,, 1791. 4to. Small 4to (212 x 148 mm). Collation: A8 (A2 + 1) B-C8 D6. Engraved title and 31 ff., paginated 3, [3], 5-58, [2]. Engraved title within ornamental border and with allegorical vignette by Gasparo Gaiani. Errata leaf (printed on verso only) inserted after A2. Colophon at end, dated 24 July 1791. Contemporary Italian mottled calf, spine gold-tooled, red edges, striking red-striped endpapers (slight wear). ***& & ONLY EDITION. Rare collection of 26 poems, on love (true and disappointed), flattery, sincerity, despair, jealousy, sleep, the seasons, happiness, thunderstorms, gifts, dreams, abandonment, and so on. Parozzi, who signed the dedication to the Marchesa Teresa Zambeccari Rangone, was a member of the Accademia dei Dissonanti of Modena from 1776 (later the Accademia di scienze, lettere e arti). Tiraboschi noted that some of his poems were published in single sheets, as fogli volanti. This appears to be his only published collection. & & Not in ICCU; one copy located in the US (Harvard). Cf. Tiraboschi, Notizie biografiche V:54.&

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        The Life Of Samuel Johnson, LL. D

      London: Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly. 1791. First Edition; First Printing. Full-Leather. One of 1750 copies issued in the First Edition. First state with the first volume containing two cancels and 'gve' for 'give' on p.135, l.10, the second volume with the large number of misnumbered pages and five cancelled leaves. Annotation in period hand on p. 136, marking the attribution of performance of C. B. , dedicated to Charles Bathurst, as erroneous. Pottle 79. [xxviii], 516; [ii], 586 [sic, wrongly numbered as 588], [2]; All plates present, volume one with the frontispiece portrait of Samuel Johnson, engraved by J. Heath after the Sir Joshua Reynolds (1756) painting; volume two with "The Round Robin" at p. 92 and "fac-similes of Dr. Johnson's handwriting" at p. 588. With the booklabels of William Downes and Moreau Delano on marbled pastedown. Contemporary calf, rebacked, some light scattered foxing and soiling, a very pleasing, mostly close to Fine copy of this landmark set; Often praised as the greatest biography written in English, Boswell's famous work covers Samuel Johnson, (1709 -1784), English poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer .

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      London: by Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1791. First edition. Quarto (pages: 267 x 208 mm), collating: xii, [xiii-xxviii], 516; [ii], 588; complete with frontis portrait of Johnson in vol. 1, round robin plate and plate of his handwriting in vol. 2. Second state of p. 135 with the corrected spelling of "give" in vol. 1, although both states were available for purchase at book shops on May 16, 1791, the official publication date. With all other first edition points required by Pottle.& & Handsome contemporary tree calf, sympathetically rebacked, preserving early red morocco spine labels. Original end papers with old bookseller description tipped in (Maggs 1955) and some penciled notations, otherwise internally clean and unmarked, with minor traces of foxing, heaviest at the preliminary and final pages. & & Original owner's name, "James Mansfield 1791," on each title page, presumed to be Sir James Mansfield (1733 - 1821) Solicitor General (1780 - 1782, 1783) and Chief Justice of the Common Pleas (1804 - 1814). "Boswell is the first of biographers. He has no second. He has distanced all his competitors so decidedly that it is not worth while to place them". Thomas Macaulay, critique in the "Edinburgh Review," 1831.

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        Traite de Matiere Medicale par M. Cullen, M.D. Traduit de l'Anglois sur la seule Edition donnee par l'Auteur Edinbourg en 1789; par M. Bosquillon, etc., etc

      Pavia: R. I. Monastere de S. Sauveur, 1791. 3 volumes; untrimmed as issued and largely an unperused set in contemporary paper covered boards;. Photos available upon request.

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        Obras de eloqüencia y poesía premiadas por la Real Universidad de México en el certamen literario que celebró el dia 28 de diciembre de 1790. Con motivo de la exaltacion al trono de nuestro católico monarca el Sr. D. Cárlos IIII. Rey de España y de la Indias

      México: Por Don Feilipe de Zúñiga y Ontiveros, 1791. First edition. Early quarter calf over marbled boards. Boards worn with loss on rear else a very good copy, small paper label on spine, closed tear on title, light foxing on front endpapers; contents quite clean and binding tight. Sm. 8vo. Dedication signed: Dr. Gregorio Omaña y Sotomayor. Rector. Each commemorative article paged separately, with special half-title. Fourteen odes for Charles IV, King of Spain: [Dedicatoria al Rey]. [Explicacion]. Oratio pro certamen litterario mexicanae. Academiae in proclamatione Caroli quarti... a Francisco de Castro Zambrano. Oratio in laudem Caroli quarti... auctore Doctore Foeliciano Paulo Mendivil et Sanchez. Elogio del Señor Carlos quarto... su autor el Br. D. Joseph Manuel Sartorio. Elogio de Carlos quarto... su autor Don Joseph de Ayarzagoitia. Canto en elogio de Carlos quarto... su autor el Br. D. Manuel Gomez y Marin. Canto en elogio de Carlos quarto... su autor Don Manuel Calderon de la Barca. Romance endecasílabo en elogio de Carlos quarto... su autor el Sr. Don Rafael Amar. Romance endecasilavo en elogio de Carlos quarto... su autor el Br. Don Juan Bermudez. Romance endecasilabo. En elogio de Carlos quarto... su autor el Br. Don Joseph Mariano de Castro. Romance endecasílabo. En elogio de Carlos quarto... Por D. Joseph Eduardo de Cárdenas. Rapto poetico en que se bosqueja el regocijo de México en la proclamacion de... Carlos quarto, Su autor el Dr. D. Juan Francisco de Castañiza. Oda Safico-adónica en elogio de Carlos quarto... su autor el Br. D. Manuel Gomez y Marin. Oda que para dár principio á un nuevo certamen de amor compuso una colegiala del Real Colegio de niñas de S. Ignacio de Loyola de esta ciudad de Mexico. Soneto del Sr. Dr. D. Juan Joseph Gamboa. Soneto de Doña Clementa Vicenta Gutierrez del Mazo y Velarde. Lyras por el autor de la oracion castellana. Epigramma por el autor de la primera Oracion latina. Epigramma por el Br. D. Manuel Gutierrez de Huesca. Sabin 57264. Palau 197919. Medina: Imp. Mexico VI: p. 594. Salva 2360. Heredia 6434. Ramírez: Bibliotheca mexicana 600.

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