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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.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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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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        MISCELLANIES IN PROSE AND VERSE

      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).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        THE CONJUROR'S MAGAZINE, OR, MAGICAL AND PHYSIOGNOMICAL MIRROR. INCLUDING A SUPERB EDITION OF LAVATER'S ESSAYS ON PHYSIOGNOMY.- plus other see below.

      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]

      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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        TRAVELS THROUGH NORTH & SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, EAST & WEST FLORIDA, THE CHEROKEE COUNTRY, THE EXTENSIVE TERRITORIES OF THE MUSCOGULGES, OR CREEK CONFEDERACY, AND THE COUNTRY OF THE CHACTAWS [sic]

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

      Philadelphia: John Fenno, 1791.. 203pp. Folio. 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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        THE HISTORY OF TOM JONES, A FOUNDLING [3 Volumes]

      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]

      [Bookseller: Justin Croft Antiquarian Books Ltd ABA]
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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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        Tragedies

      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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        THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LLD

      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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        Replica a Difesa di Giuseppe Felici, Francesco Salada, E Santino

      1791. [Carandi (Carandini), Prospero]. Replica a Difesa di Giuseppe Felici, Francesco Salada, E Santino Menconi Nella Causa di Preteso Contrabbando di Tabacco Pendente in Grado di Revisione Avanti Gl'Illustrissimi Signori Consiglieri Co: Pompeo Baldasseroni, Giuseppe Simonini, E Francesco Ansaloni. Modena: Presso la Societa' Tipografica, 1791. 37 pp. Folio (11-1/4" x 7-1/2"). Recent stiff wrappers, endpapers renewed. Large woodcut title-page device, large woodcut vignette to head of p. 1. Light toning to text, internally clean. * Only edition. Defense submission for an appeal involving three men convicted of smuggling tobacco in a suit initiated by the licensed tobacco contractor Massa and Carrara. The arguments are erudite and learned; there are citations to Bartolus and Alberico de Rosate, for example, and, on p. 33, a eight-line quotation from Virgil. No copies located on OCLC.

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        Elements of the Art of Dyeing. Volume II

      London - J. Johnson, 1791 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce first English edition of Berthollet's influential treatise, which considers the ancient craft of dyeing in a scientific manner. The first English edition was published in the same year as the French. 'Translated from the French by William Hamilton, M. D. Physician to the London Hospital, and Lecturer in Chemistry'. Featuring a fold-out engraved plate of dyeing apparatus and a vocabulary of chemicals to the rear. Volume II of two volumes. Claude Louis Berthollet (1748-1822) was a noted Savoyard-French chemist. He carried out research into dyes and bleaches, andintroduced the use of chlorine as a bleach. He was one of the first chemists to recognize the characteristics of reverse reactions, and hence, chemical equilibrium. With Antoine Lavoisier and others, he devised a system of chemical names. Berthollet accompanied Napoleon to Egypt, and was a member of the Institut d'Egypte. In 1784, he was appointed Inspector of Dye Works and Director of the Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins, the centre of European tapestry weaving. In 1789 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London, and in 1804 became Vice President of the French Senate. Condition: In publishers original paper-covered boards. Externally, worn, with loss and marks. The boards are held by the cords only, with the majority of the backstrip missing. Internally, loose. Remarkably bright withoccasional light spotting. There are occasional marks, including a blue mark to p262, possibly from dye. There is some foxing to the folding plate, prominent to the first fold. Some dusting and small closed tears to extreme outer margins. A bright copy of this extremely scarce text. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        VOYAGES AND TRAVELS OF AN INDIAN INTERPRETER AND TRADER, DESCRIBING THE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS...TO WHICH IS ADDED, A VOCABULARY OF THE CHIPPEWAY LANGUAGE

      London. 1791.. x,[3],295pp. plus folding frontispiece map. Quarto. 19th-century three- quarter calf and cloth, nicely rebacked with gilt-decorated backstrip laid down, morocco label. Very light offsetting from map onto titlepage. A very good copy. Long began working for the Hudson's Bay Company in 1768. As a fur trader he travelled extensively among the Canadian Indians for nineteen years. "His knowledge of the character, customs, and domestic life of the Indians was therefore the most thorough and intimate. His relations are characterized by candor and intelligence..." - Field. "An excellent account of the customs and manners of the Indians among whom the author lived..." - Graff. The map depicts the territory of southern Canada as far west as the Great Lakes. HOWES L443. HUBACH, p.27. PILLING, PROOF- SHEETS 2311. RADER 2249. TPL 597. EBERSTADT 113:288a. GRAFF 2527. FIELD 946. SABIN 41878. STREETER SALE 3651.

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        ICONOLOGIE PAR FIGURES. OU TRAITE COMPLET DES ALLEGORIES EMBLEMES &c. Ouvrage utile aux Artistes, aux Amateurs et pouvant servir a l'education du jeunes personnes. Par M.M. Gravelot et Cochin. Tome III [only of 4]

      Paris: Chez Le Pan, Rue S. Guillaume la premiere porte Cochere a droite en entrant par la rue S. Dominique, 1791 from editor's note in another vol. Softcover. Good. Finely engraved plates (50) + engraved titlepage. First plate dated 1777, plates all "del" or "invenit" by Gravelot or Cochin, with various engravers named. Volume III (of IV) octavo "en brochure", uncut, unbound, cover sheets dusty. Frontispiece + engraved titlepage +100pp +partial index (index lacks A-N pp101-4 but p105/6 present covering letters N to Z). The plates are not within the collation and loose (as from the publisher) and only some are numbered (1-12) but numbers are not sequential, several with the same number although plates are not the same. All plates face a text page with the subject that matches the title opposite, except one which does not match. *An outstanding collection of engraved emblematic figures meant as artists' models in the original unbound state (Volume III only). "Hubert-Francois Bourguignon, commonly known as Gravelot (1699-1773), was a French engraver, a famous book illustrator, designer and drawing-master. Born in Paris, he emigrated to London in 1732, where he quickly became a central figure in the introduction of the Rococo style in British design, which was disseminated from London in this period, through the media of book illustrations and engraved designs as well as by the examples of luxury goods in the 'French taste' brought down from London to provincial towns and country houses" (Wikipedia).

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        Mechanismus der menschlichen Sprache nebst der Beschreibung seiner sprechenden Maschine

      Vienna: J.B. Degen, 1791. Hardcover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. (10) ff., including half-title and title proper, engraved frontispiece portrait of Ignaz Born, 456 pp., 26 consecutively numbered plates, and one unnumbered table. Bound in contemporary blue publisher's boards, with stamped title label on spine. Head and tail of spine a bit chipped, and joints shaken but sound, pages and plates clean and fresh. Scarce first edition of Kempelen's first monograph on his famed Talking Machine, typical of the mechanical wonders popular in Enlightenment salons. Versions of Kemplen's machine were exhibited and demonstrated throughout Europe alongside his chess automaton, enjoying a healthy reputation with audiences well into the mid-19th century; according to Goethe, who witnessed an exhibition, "it was able to say some childish words very nicely." As Kempelen's list of subscribers in the present work indicates, the enthusiasm for his automations ranged all over Europe from English generals to Russian princes. The Mechanismus der menschlichen Sprache presents the culmination of nearly 20 years of Kempelen's work on artificial speech, from theories of animal language to his earliest experiments with compressed air. Richly illustrated with 26 engraved plates, the latter part of the work explains the construction of Kempelen's machine and indeed encourages others to build and improve upon his own design. The book "was not meant for the scientific community, but for the interested common reader who wanted to try their hand at a speaking machine that could be built 'without any outlay,' and operated 'without special knowledge,' one that could reproduce every subtlety of the human voice." (Felderer & Stroudhal) The Talking Machine is often mentioned in contemporary accounts alongside Kempelen's automated chess player, the Turk. Although the latter would become more enduringly famous, even more so after its exposure as an elaborate hoax in the early 1820s, Kempelen was always prouder of his Talking Machine, to which he had devoted much more time and effort than the Turk. "During his tour in 1783-1784, Kempelen always presented the chess-player in the company of the speaking machine. Wherever he appeared with the two devices, the presentations always provoked heated responses from the authors of the late Enlightenment, both surprised and amazed, critical and sceptical, because Kempelen's interpretation of the dream machine of his age proved more radical than that of the other automaton builders. While the automatons of Vaucanson, Jaquet-Droz or Knaus were reproducing already existing things, Kempelen's speaking machine seemed to have appropriated the human voice, its chess-player the human mind." (Felderer & Stroudhal) In the field of speech synthesis and reproduction, Kempelen and his Mechanismus are often seen as pioneers, virtually creating an entire discipline which eventually led to the work of Alexander Graham Bell in the late 19th century. Kempelen's exhaustive experiments produced the first machine which did not merely reproduce the sounds of speech (vowels had been synthesized as early as 1773) but actually enunciated whole words and short sentences - a manually operated speech synthesizer. After viewing a Kempelen-inspired speech machine in the 1860s, Alexander Graham Bell became fascinated by the idea of reproducing sound; he is known to have procured and translated the present German account, inspiring a lifetime of research into the mechanical reproduction of sound which eventually culminated in his invention of the telephone in 1876. In recognition of Kempelen's early work on automation, the Wolfgang von Kempelen Computing Science History Prize was named in his honor. * Weil, Catalogue 2, #231; OCLC 4578343. Cf Felderer & Stroudhal, "Speaking without lips, thinking without brain: Farkas Kempelen's speaking machine and chess-playing android" (exhibition at the Universität für angewandte Kunst, Vienna); van den Broeck

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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. Hardcover. Very Good. 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. <br><br>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, Motherbyâ&#128;&#153;s technique of introducing small quantities of smallpox into a patient through an open wound, hoping to develop an immunity to the virus.<br><br> David Brooks (1756 â&#128;&#147; 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.

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        The History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset, Collected from Authentick Records, and an Actual Survey Made By the Late Mr. Edmund Rack. ( Complete in 3 Volumes )

      Bath: R. Cruttwell , 1791. Complete in 3 volumes, extra illustrated. Collation, lii,277pp, 508pp, 648[2]pp, half title&#39;s present, complete with all engravings. Extra illustrated with 10 photographic plates, plus 1 folding Speed map. Most illustrations cropped, relaid on strong paper. These volumes were probably rebound in the 1960s, at that time the binder must have inserted the extra plates and map, trimmed and relaid the original plates. Bound in half calf, calf corners, raised bands, leather title labels, marble boards. Calf lightly rubbed, slight faded. Bindings in very good clean firm condition. Internally, pages and illustrations in good condition throughout. A nice set, in very good solid bindings. . First Edition. Half Calf. Very Good. Small Folio.

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        NACHRICHTERS: oder Nutzliches und aufrichtiges Ross-Artzney-B&#159;chlein

      Germantown [PA]:: Peter Leibert,. 1791.. 12mo: A - I^12 K^6. 5-3/8" x 3-1/4". 1st edition thus, i.e., this publisher, and 3rd US edition overall (Arndt & Eck GERMAN LANGUAGE PRINTING, 804; Austin 643; Bristol B7679). 1st published in the US by Saur in 1770. 221, [7] pp. P. 17 mis-numbered 15; 212 as 112.. Period brown quarter sheep binding, with patterned-paste paper boards.. Front board with abrasion to upper right quadrant, affecting. associated corner of text block margin, though diminishing through. 1st gathering. Foxing & browning. Early prior owner signature of. one "Christian Ley". A Good+ copy of this rare veterinary manual.. The third US edition of this work of veterinary medicine, first published in Freiburg in 1716, with much on diseases affecting horses. Also distinguished as one of the earliest (3rd?) veterinary manuals published in the US. Uncommon in the trade. . Head- tailpieces.

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        Engelska språkets art, wisad uti föreläsningar, til deras tjenst, som utan muntelig underwisning sjelfwa lära sig detta språk.

      På egen bekostnad. Lund, C. F. Berling, 1791. 8:o. (10),132 s. + BUNTH, CHRISTOPHER DANIEL. Kort anwisning til engelska språkets rätta uttal och accent, hwarigenom en swensk med liten möda kan lära sig at uttala orden, och sätta accenten på sit tilbörliga ställe. På egen bekostnad. Lund, C. F. Berling, 1791. 8:o. 64 s. Trevligt samtida ljusbrunt hfrbd med upphöjda bind, sparsamt guldornerad rygg och titeletikett i glättad papp med texten: "Språkets art mm". Stänkta snitt. Ytlig spricka upptill i främre ytterfalsen. Någon enstaka småfläck. Med Lars Lostbohms namnteckning på titelbladet. Fint ex. från Ericsberg.. Hammarsköld Förtekning s. 34. I det första arbetet ingår sex smärre översättningsövningar och en serie betraktelser av Sverige ur ett historiskt och geografiskt perspektiv. Detta var en nymodighet i språkundervisningen och enligt Ingar Bratt det första exemplet på avancerade översättningsövningar från modersmålet. Arbetet avslutas med mottot: "Enough is as good as a feast". Det andra arbetet är enligt författaren själv närmast ett tillägg till det första arbetet, med korrigeringar och en ny uttalslära. I sitt företal konstaterar Bunth att det engelska språket på senare tid vunnit i popularitet i Sverige. De flesta studerar det emellertid "för at hafwa något at glömma, då de lägga sig winn om annat." För att underlätta inlärningen av det engelska uttalet har Bunth låtit överföra några engelska stycken i en ljudtrogen transkription, exempelvis "Å baädd uåaif iss ä häwwi buården" ("A bad wife is a heavy burthen"). Christopher Daniel Bunth (1761-1831) hade studerat i Greifswald och för språkmästaren i Lund Ifvar Kraak. Bunth fick 1786 docentur "uti engelska och franska witterheten" vid Lunds universitet, en oavlönad tjänst som medgav rättighet att undervisa vid lärosätet. Han lät trycka en rad läromedel och författade även några skådespel. Bunth övergick till prästtjänst 1799

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        ACTS PASSED AT A CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.... [bound with]: ACTS PASSED AT THE SECOND SESSION OF THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.... [bound with]: ACTS PASSED AT THE THIRD SESSION OF THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

      Philadelphia & New York: Francis Childs and John Swaine, [1791].. Three volumes bound in one. 93,[1]; 228; [3],228-277,[1 blank],[278]- 279pp. Folio. Contemporary calf, expertly rebacked in period style, original gilt morocco label preserved. Rubbed. Scattered dampstaining and foxing. Despite defects, overall still very good. The Acts of Congress, from the first three sessions of the first Congress, bound together. Included herein: The second folio edition of the ACTS PASSED AT A CONGRESS..., after the first of 1789, reprinted to go with the session laws with which it is here bound. The first session of Congress met in New York on March 4, 1789, and continued until the end of September. It officially ratified the Constitution and Washington&#39;s election as first U.S. president, and passed much of the most basic legislation for the machinery of government, regulating the Customs, Judiciary, Post Office, Mint, and the like. Much time was spent on the Bill of Rights, which appears here, still including twelve amendments (the first two, relating to the numbers in a congressional district and congressional salaries, were later omitted). Needless to say, all of these things make the acts of this session a foundation work in the history of American government. The ACTS PASSED AT THE SECOND SESSION... "contains the Treaties and Conventions ratified with the several countries of Europe, and with the Indian tribes" (Evans). Much more important foundation legislation was passed in this session, including the Census, naturalization law, the copyright bill, the settling of the District of Columbia as the seat of the new government, and various tariff and fiscal laws. This issue of the ACTS PASSED AT THE THIRD SESSION... is apparently unrecorded. Evans and the North American Imprints Project cite two other folio editions: another Philadelphia edition of 286 pages, and a Richmond edition printed for the General Assembly of the State of Virginia. This 279- page edition clearly is complete in itself: the last printing is halfway down the recto of the leaf, followed by a terminal type ornament. Evans states that the 286-page version is not the first, without providing an alternative. It seems likely that this is the actual first issue. More important legislation is found here: the admission of Vermont, the incorporation of the Bank of the United States, the admission of Kentucky, and the establishment of the Mint. A foundation volume of laws. EVANS 23842 (first session), 22952 (second session), 23845 (third session, another ed). NORTH AMERICAN IMPRINTS PROJECT w014375 (another ed).

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        PLAN OF THE NEW CONSTITUTION FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; AN AUTHENTIC COPY OF THE FRENCH CONSTITUTION; LA CONSTITUTION FRANCOISE; NEW CONSTITUTION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF POLAND; [4 WORKS IN ONE VOL 1791]

      Debrett. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1791-1792. Hardcover. Constitution; 18th Century; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; [2], 84; [2] 78; [2], 110; [4], 32; 8 pages; An Authentic Copy of the French Constitution; La Constitution Francoise; New Constitution of the Government of Poland; Plan of the New Constitution for the United States of America. Together 4 works in one volume. All printed for Debrett. Marbled boards with irregularly-cut half leather, this very scarce early volume contains four important governmental publications printed by J. Debrett. These printings -- the second of which is in French -- are beautifully typeset in typical 18th Century typefaces with fancy ligatures on fine deckled pages. The Plan of the New Constitution for the United States contains a preface written by the editor that speaks of the "sudden rise of a new empire in the world"; the constitution was adopted only five years previous. Marbled boards rubbed, the pages are all intact with light toning. The front board has a small interior gap from the text block which probably occurred at binding. The book is solid and squarely bound. The volume bears two nicely inscribed period inscriptions, one with the name of Noah Wood, a city father of Syracuse, New York. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 9" and, in addition to the independently numbered components, includes an 8 page catalog of other books printed for J. Debrett. French Constitution [English], fourth edition 1791, date mistakenly [? ] shown as m, d, cc, cxi where cxi should be xci. French Constitution, second edition [French] dated 1791, printed 1791. Constitution of Poland, second edition, dated 1791, printed 1791. Plan of the New Constitution of the United states of America, new edition corrected 1792, printed 1792 [Sabin 63294], [Howes P413]. .

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        Rights of Man being an answer to Mr. Burke's attack on the French Revolution. By Thomas Paine, Secretary for Foreign Affairs in the American War, and Author of the work entitled ''Common Sense.''

      London-Derry: Printed at the desire of a Society of gentlemen, 1791. First London-derry edition. Disbound. Removed from a larger volume, leaves toned, damp stain to first few and last few leaves, title page split along spine, lacking wrappers, a few upper fore-corners bent or chipped with loss to a few words on two lines on one leaf, overall still a good copy. 8vo. A rare printing of this seminal work concerning the French Revolution. Only one copy in North America, at the Library of Congress, one in England at the British Library, and the remaining six in Ireland. Printing and the Mind of Man 241. ESTC T169447.

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        Agarian Justice, Opposed To Agarian Law, And To Agarian Monopoly, Being A Plan For Melorating The Condition Of Man, By Creating in Every Nation, A National Fund..etc.,

      Baltimore: Printed By George Keatinge&#39;s Bookstore, 1791. 34 & (2)pp of ads--removed---Revised Howes "P21-b.

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        TABLEAUX DE LA REVOLUTION FRANCOISE, OU COLLECTION DE QUARANTE-HUIT GRAVURES, REPRESENTANT LES EVENEMENTS PRINCIPAUX QUI ONT EU LIEU EN FRANCE DEPUIS LAS TRANSFORMATION DES ETATS-GENERAUX EN ASSEMBLEE NATIONALE, LE 20 JUIN 1789

      Paris: by subscription through M. Briffault, Madame L Esclapart, and M. Auber, 1791. Original Wrappers. Very Good binding. Berthault after Prieur. Oblong Folio. 56 engraved plates by Berthault after Prieur in 5 fascicles; each in gray paper portfolios as issued with manuscript labels on the front wrapper and printed title and description inside the back wrapper; the portfolios have all separated at the spines; "Cahier IV" is lacking the back wrapper; plates are through numbered 1-58 lacking #42 and #48; roughly 12 plates with glassine and paper guards laid in each fascicle; marginal foxing, shelfwear and occasional staining, but largely the images are clean; all housed in a handsome modern cloth portfolio and clamshell with green morocco title label; striking images chronicling the events of the French Revolution from 20 June 1789 - 16 October 1791; scarce thus. Very Good binding.

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        Theorie der sittlichen Gefühle. Uebersetzt, vorgeredet und hin und wieder kommentirt von Ludwig Theobul Kosegarten

      Leipzig, Gräff 1791.. 16 Bll., 463 S., 1 Bl. Lederband d. Zt. mit Rückenschild. Kress B.2211; Humpert 12754; Bonar, Library of A. Smith, 171 Anm. - Erste Ausgabe dieser Übersetzung (deutsch zuerst 1770); 1795 erschien noch ein kurzer zweiter Teil "welcher die Zusäzze zur sechsten Ausgabe enthält" und hier nicht vorliegt. Der eigentliche Text von Smith` philosophischem Hauptwerk ist vollständig. - Etwas berieben und bestoßen, unteres Rückenende beschabt. Tls. gebräunt, wenige Bll. etwas knickfaltig.

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        Résultats extraits d'un ouvrage intitulé : De la Richesse territoriale du Royaume de France ; Ouvrage dont la rédaction n'est point encore achevée.

      Imprimerie nationale 1791 Imprimé par ordre de l'Assemblée Nationale. A Paris, de l'Imprimerie nationale, 1791. 46, [2] p., in-8°. Esemplare su carta grande. Edizione originale. Molto rara. Fu ristampata da Lagrange nel 1817. Prima e grande opera di raccolta di dati sulla ricchezza del regno di Francia, iniziata durante il lavoro di Lavoisier come Fermier per la società privata Ferme Général che si occupava di raccogliere le tasse e le imposte per il governo, pubblicata nel 1791 per ordine dalla Assemblea Costituente. Uno dei più importanti trattati di economia politica del XVIII secolo, considerata alla base dell'aritmetica politica moderna e delle scienze economiche. Il particolare metodo empirico di calcolo fece scuola per tutto il XIX e il XX secolo e fece considerare Lavoisier un precursore delle scienze statistiche. Lavoisier aveva cominciato nel 1784 un lavoro di economia politica sulla ricchezza della Francia; ne presentò un estratto al Comité de l'imposition il 15 marzo 1791; l'estratto venne accolto favorevolmente e l'Assemblea ne ordinò la stampa. "De la Richesse territoriale" pose Lavoisier tra i più illustri contabili nazionali, inventori dell'economia quantitativa, per i metodi scientifici di valutazione delle rendite, delle previsioni di spesa, delle risorse demografiche ed economiche della nazione e per i calcoli della produzione e del consumo. Gli estratti sono tutto quanto pre-esisteva dell'opera, che però rimase incompiuta, e i cui manoscritti andarono perduti. Lavoisier ebbe poi l?incarico nella commissione che doveva fissare le nuove misure per garantire l'uniformità di pesi e misure in tutta la Francia. Ma i servigi resi alla scienza e al suo paese non gli valsero la grazia di fonte al Terrore: Lavoisier poté essere catturato e processato come traditore, per il suo incarico di esattore, nel 1794 e ghigliottinato assieme al suocero e gli altri colleghi a Parigi, all'età di 51 anni.

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        THE CONSTITUTIONS OF THE UNITED STATES, ACCORDING TO THE LATEST AMENDMENTS: TO WHICH ARE ANNEXED, THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE; AND THE FEDERAL CONSTITUTION; WITH THE AMENDMENTS THERETO

      Philadelphia: Carey, Stewart, and Co., 1791.. [4],176pp. 12mo. Contemporary tree calf. Corners worn, rear hinge starting. Light foxing and toning, some scattered light soiling. Very good and in unsophisticated condition. The 1791 edition of THE CONSTITUTIONS..., the very scarce first collection of state constitutions published after the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, the first to assemble a printing of the U.S. Constitution together with twelve proposed amendments, and the first to include the constitution of Vermont along with those of the thirteen original states, including that of Massachusetts - "the oldest functioning written constitution in the world." Writing from Paris in December 1787, Thomas Jefferson responded to a letter from Madison that outlined the newly constructed federal Constitution. Though unhappy with its "omission of a bill of rights," Jefferson approved of this "government which should go on of itself peaceably" (LOA). Londoners had earlier hailed a 1781 collection of state constitutions (issued six years before the framing of the U.S. Constitution) as "the Magna Charta of the American States" (MONTHLY REVIEW). This scarce volume is the first to assemble the U.S. Constitution and the constitutions of the original thirteen states. It especially "contains the constitution of Vermont, not in any previous edition" (Matyas). Within are the colonial charters of Rhode Island (1662) and Connecticut (1663); the 1776 constitutions of Virginia, New Jersey, Delaware, New Hampshire, Maryland, and North Carolina; the 1777 constitution of New York; the 1789 Georgia constitution; the 1790 constitutions of South Carolina and Pennsylvania; as well as the 1780 Massachusetts constitution authored by John Adams - "one of the great, enduring documents of the American Revolution...the oldest functioning written constitution in the world" (McCullough). Also contains the twelve constitutional amendments proposed by Congress in 1789 (with a printed note dated August 1791 on the failure of the first two to be ratified). EVANS 23887. NAIP w030537. SABIN 16097. HOWES C716. MATYAS 91-01. McCULLOUGH, JOHN ADAMS 225. ROSENBACH 65:38. LOA, CONSTITUTION I:210.

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        Discoveries of the French in 1768 & 1769 South-East of New Guinea

      London,: John Stockdale,, 1791.. Quarto, with 12 folding charts; a fine copy in attractive modern speckled calf by Aquarius. 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 PÈrouse 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 PÈrouse has still not turned up and "the apprehension for his loss increases daily".Beddie, 1302-3; Hill, 611; Kroepelien, 437.

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