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        Vite de più eccellenti pittori scultori e architetti scritti da M. Giorgio Vasari pittore e architetto aretino in questa prima edizione senese arricchite più che in tutte l'altre precedenti di rami di giunte e di correzioni per opera del P. M. Guglielmo Della Valle minor conventuale... tomo I (-XI)

      Pazzini 1791-94 11 voll. in 16° rilegati in mz. tl. coeva con nome dell'autore impresso in oro al d., pp. LXII + 328 con 7 tavv. f.t. inc. all'acq.; 374 + (2) con 25 tavv. f.t.; 362 + (2) con 24 tavv. f.t.; 352 + (2) con 29 tavv. f.t.; 349 + (1b) + (2) con 14 tavv. f.t.; 367 + (1) con 24 tavv. f.t.; 346 + (1) + (1b) con 14 tavv. f.t.; 379 + (1) + 12 con 13 tavv. f.t.; 344 con 10 tavv. f.t.; 371 + (1) con 7 tavv. f.t.; 389 + (2) + (1b) per un totale di 167 tavv. f.t. Sporadiche fioriture, per il resto bell'esemplare di questa sesta edizione delle Vite del Vasari e prima edizione senese curata da Guglielmo Della Valle. Questa edizione si presenta particolarmente ricca di tavole (un ritratto per ciascun artista di cui è delineato il profilo biografico-artistico compreso il ritratto di Vasari nel I volume, 2 ritratti di Leonardo, 4 tavole relative a Michelangelo di cui 3 riiegate.). Le tavole, non firmate, furono incise da G. B. Leonetti su disegni di Giuseppe Cades. Vinciana, I, 260. Bibliotheca Leonardiana 1493-1989, p. 1814. ITA

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        Rapport sur le choix d'une unité de mesure, lu à l'Académie des Sciences le 19 mars 1791. [ édition originale ]

      De l'Imprimerie Nationale 1791 Imprimé par ordre de l'Assemblée Nationale, Signé Borda, La Grange, La Place (sic), Monge, Condorcet, Fait à l'Académie le 19 mars 1791 ; 1 brochure in-8, De l'Imprimerie Nationale, s.d., 12 pp. Edition originale. "On peut réduire à trois les unités qui paroissent le plus propre à servir de base : la longueur du pendule, un quart de cercle de l'équateur, enfin un quart du méridien terrestre". La future unité de mesure y est définie comme la "dixmillionième partie" du quart du méridien terrestre. Bel exemplaire de cette brochure aussi fameuse que rare, surtout en aussi bel état. Tourneux, III, 17512 // Very good copy Français

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        l'Alcone ossia del governo dei Cani da caccia. Recato dai versi latini in ottave rime con note dal Marchese Salvadore Spiriti.

      Roma, con licenza de' Superiori, 1791. 8vo (210 x 140mm). pp. viii, 192, with woodcut title-vignette showing sporting dogs. Contempory mottled calf, spine with gilt ornaments and red gilt lettered label. Second Italian edition. Ficticious dialogue in verse between Alcon, the old scholar and his pupil Acasti on the various breeds of hunting dogs, their illnesses and healing methods. The translation is by S. Spiritis. The first Latin edition appeared 1577. An attractive copy. Provenance: Bookplates of Alfred Barmore Maclay and Bibliotheca Tiliana. Tiny stamp of Bibliotheca Tiliana on verso of title and last page. Souhart p. 193.

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        An Introduction to a General Stud-Book; Containing (with few exceptions) The Pedigree of every Horse, Mare, &c. Of Note, That has appeared on the Turf for the last Fifty Years, With Many of an Earlier Date; Together with A Short Account of the Most noted Arabians, Barbs, &c. Connected Therewith.

      London, H. Reynell, For J. Weatherby, Junior, 1791. 8vo. Completely uncut in contemporary marbled boards. Rebacked. Very light occasional brownspotting. A nice copy. (14), XX, 207, (1) pp. With contemporary owner's inscription to half-title: "This book belongs to Richard Kemble/ Whatley of Holty Common in the/ Parish of Hartfield in Sussex/ 1791". Mr. Kemble Whatley has furthermore annotated the front end-papers with "A Memorandum of the weight of/ my Guns. - 1791. -", listing 5 guns, mostly of noted origin, e.g. one previously belonging to King George II.. Extremely scarce first edition of the original "mother" Stud Book for the Thoroughbred, being "[n]ot only the first Thoroughbred stud book, but the first published stud book of any breed." (Mackay-Smith). This foundational work of race-horse breeding constitutes the first of its kind and is THE inevitable source-book for the history of thoroughbreds. It meticulously records the evolution of the British Thoroughbred and has acted as a blueprint of all other stud books worldwide. Being the forerunner of "The General Stud-Book", the definitive ancestry record for Thoroughbreds, continuously published by Weatherbys every four years since 1793, it contains information about all matings and births of Thoroughbreds in Britain and Ireland and as such, it constitutes the official foundation of racehorse selection and evolution."The publication in 1791 by Mr James Weatherby of Volume 1 of The General Stud Book was the key development in the emergence of the thoroughbred as a distinct equine breed. This first listing of notable horses of the day is the breed's founding register. It has been maintained ever since, with Weatherbys meticulously recording all thoroughbred births in Britain and Ireland. The record now extends to 46 consecutive volumes, providing an unbroken ancestry record of the breed. All thoroughbred stud books around the world trace their origins to that first produced by Weatherbys." (British Horseracing Authority).The thoroughbred horse is a breed of horse developed in the 18th century. English mares were bred to Arabian stallions in order to create a breed of horse capable of running great distances. All modern thoroughbred horses are descendants of three horses: the Darley Arabian, the Godolphin Arabian, and the Byerly Turk. The Bedouins maintained a strict registry of the breed in order to maintain its purity, but the first Thoroughbred "Stud Book" was created and maintained by James Weatherby in 1791, almost some 100 years following the importation of the three foundation stallions. This Stud Book listed the pedigrees of over 350 mares, each of them tracing their beginnings back to ECLIPSE - a descendent of the Darley Arabian, MATCHEM - a grandson of the Godolphin Arabian or HEROD - a great grandson of the Byerly Turk.In 1770, James Weatherby became the secretary of the Jockey Club in England. According to Peter Willett in "A History of the General Stud-Book", Weatherby was so busy that he needed an assistant, so he hired his nephew, who was also named James. He gave him the responsibility of publishing "An Introduction to a General Stud-Book", which was based upon first-hand information. Weatherby actually went from breeder to breeder and gathered all the race-programs of the day, making sure that "[w]ith regard to the authenticity of the Pedigrees, nothing is here inserted for which there is not some authority; as little as possible is hazarded on uncertainty; and nothing upon conjecture" (Weatherby, Preface, p. XI). Upon completing this momentous task, "the two pillars of racehorse selection and evolution were in place," (Willett)."WEATHERBYS" as the register is now known, appeared for the first time as it is here, in 1791, as "An Introduction to a General Stud-Book". This was later re-worked into "The General Stud Book", which appeared in 1793, and which was revised numerous times, most importantly in 1803, 1808, and 1827, 1859, and 1891. Weatherbys still appears every 4 years and is still considered the official register of Thorougbred horses.Only few copies listed in libraries world-wide: England: British Libr., Univ. of Oxford; Scotland: National Libr. of Scotland, Univ. of Glasgow; America: Univ. of Virginia, Huntington, Cornell, New York Publ. Libr

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        Tableau encyclopédique et méthodique des trois règnes de la nature ? Botanique. Première livraison

      Panckoucke 1791 1^ ediz. in 4°, pp. 2 nn., xvj, 200 + 100 tavv. ; solida leg. successiva in cartone rigido ricoperto di carta azzurra, con tit. manos. al ds., testo su due colonne, ill. da 100 inc. in rame (numerate da 1 a 100); piccolo restauro al margine inf. delle prime 3 cc., compresa la sguardia, lievi aloni; esemplare in barbe. Raro. 021/17

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        Obras de eloqencia y poesa premiadas por la Real Universidad de Mxico en el certamen literario que celebr el dia 28 de diciembre de 1790. Con motivo de la exaltacion al trono de nuestro catlico monarca el Sr. D. Cr

      Mxico: Por Don Feilipe de Ziga y Ontiveros, 1791.. [4], xxii, 12, [2], 15, [2], 17, [2], 27, [2], 6, [2], 8, [2], 9, [2], 10, [2], 7, [2], 9, [2], 5, [2], 4, [2], 7, 8, [1] pp. Sm. 8vo. Early quarter calf over marbled boards. First edition. Sabin 57264. Palau 197919. Medina: Imp. Mexico VI: p. 594. Salva 2360. Heredia 6434. Ramrez: Bibliotheca mexicana 600. Dedication signed: Dr. Gregorio Omaa 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 Seor 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 endecaslabo 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 endecaslabo. En elogio de Carlos quarto.. Por D. Joseph Eduardo de Crdenas. Rapto poetico en que se bosqueja el regocijo de Mxico en la proclamacion de.. Carlos quarto, Su autor el Dr. D. Juan Francisco de Castaiza. Oda Safico-adnica en elogio de Carlos quarto.. su autor el Br. D. Manuel Gomez y Marin. Oda que para dr principio un nuevo certamen de amor compuso una colegiala del Real Colegio de nias de S. Ignacio de Loyola de esta ciudad de Mexico. Soneto del Sr. Dr. D. Juan Joseph Gamboa. Soneto de Doa 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. 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.

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

      London: G.G. J. and J. Robinson, 1791.. First Edition. Leather cover. Cover worn and detached. Outer spine missing. Fep loose. Title page dust soiled with library stamp. Contents firm and in overall good condition. xxiv, 583pp, clix, + index :: 300mm x 240mm (12" x 9") :: 'To which is added an Appendix, containing cases of the Plague; and an account of the weather during the pestilential season.'

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        Paterson's Twenty Four Miles Round London with Reference to Seats of the Nobility and Gentry.

      London: Printed for the Proprietor Carington Bowles, 25th July, 1791.. Diameter 65 cm, overall dimensions 67 x 67.5 cm. Folding circular map of the environs of London, showing the extents from Ware down to Dorking and Gravesend across to Windsor Great Park. Original colour in block and outline marking out the parks, estates, principal roads and county boundaries. Dissected into 20 sections and mounted on linen, folds into the original marbled paper covered slipcase, the publisher's printed title label to the upper cover and their description of the map affixed to the lower board, both sides dated in ink in a near contemporary hand, the upper label bearing the contemporary ownership inscription of one W.J. Loveday. Some light wear to the extremities of the case, but a very good and well preserved example of an attractive map. The map is divided into quarters, each with a corresponding numbered key in the spandrel listing the residences of nobility and gentry, which in turn are numbered on the map. Howgego, no. 212a, though he lists no editions before 1797. The British Library list two editions, both with attributed and possibly sketchy dates of 1790 and 1804.

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

      ved Ringsted, med en tragisk Fortælning over disse Sognes første Beboere og Folkeslægt, i henseende til deres Liv, Skiebne og sørgelige Tildragelser. Sorø: Trykt hos F.H. Lillie, Akademiets Bogtrykker 1791. Med 1 foldet kort og 2 foldede tavler i kobberstik. XVI + 230 s. Indbundet samtidigt i halvlæder, øverste og nederste kapitæl slidt. Gammelt navn på forsatspapir.. Bibl. Dan. II, 683. Forfatterens hovedværk var den bekendte "Beskrivelse af Erritslevmagle" som Poul Martin Møller tog som model for sin ironiske topografi over "Lægsgaarden i Ølsebymagle".På en indsat seddel har en samtidig læser udtrykt sin mening om dette værk. "Forfatteren til den elendige Beskrivelse er Seyer Mahling Beyer, Sognepræst til Eggerslefmagle ved Slagelse (see p. 30) og Skriftet selv findes lige ufordeelagtigen bedömt .... i Kjøbenhavnske Ord. Efterretninger for 1792, no. 8, side 112-113."

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        The Botanic Garden

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

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        System einer vollständigen medicinischen Polizey.

      8°. Einheitliche Halblederbände der Zeit mit zwei verschiedenfarbenen Rückenschildern und etwas Rückenvergoldung. Band 1-13 (von 15) in 13 Bänden. Garrison-Morton 1599 . - Blake 159. - Hirsch 2, 426. - Nachdruck der 2. Auflage in Mannheim von 1784, mit einem zusätzlichen Vorwort. Erschien erstmals 1777-1784 in 4 Bänden. Die vorliegende Ausgabe wurde in der Reihe "Sammlung der besten medicinischen und chirurgischen Schriften Band 40-50 und 55-56 veröffentlicht. Vorliegendes Exemplar ohne die Reihentitel. Die fehlenden von G.C.G. Voigt herausgegebenen Bände 14 und 15 der Reihe erschienen erst 1814. Sie entsprechen dem 5. Band der Originalausgabe bei Cotta, dem bis 1827 noch ein 6. Band in 3 Teilen folgte. - Unter dem Begriff der "Medicinischen Polizei" versteht der Verfasser den allgemeinen Begriff der öffentlichen Gesundheitspflege, der Hygiene und der Prävention, Themen, die er erstmals von der gerichtlichen Medizin trennte. "Gehört an Umfang und Inhalt zu den bedeutensten derartigen Werken, die je erschienen; es ist die Grundlage für alle künftigen Arbeiten auf diesem Gebiete geworden." (Hirsch). Franks Werk entspricht in ihrer Themenvielfalt einer umfassenden Sittendarstellung seiner Zeit und gilt neben dem von Karl Philipp Moritz 1783-1793 herausgegebenen "Gnothi Sauton oder Magazin zur Erfahrungsseelenkunde" als eine der wichtigsten Quellen für einen erweiterten Begriff des Gesundheitswesens. - Band 1: Einleitung zur medicinischen Policey, den Zeugungstrieb, das Coelibat. - Band 2: Von frühen, späten und ungleichen, ungesunden Ehen, der freien Ehewahl, der öffentlichen physischen Bildung erwachsener Töchter in den Pflichten des Ehestandes. - Band 3: Von Fortpflanzung der Menschen und Ehe-Anstalten, von Erhaltung und Pflege schwangerer Mütter, ihrer Lebensfrucht und der Kind-Betterinnen. - Band 4-6: Von der aussereheligen Zeugung, dem geflissentlichen Missgebähren und andern Misshandlungen der uneheligen Kindern. - Band 7-9: Von Speise, Trank und Gefässen. Von Mässigkeitsgesetzen ungesunder Kleidertracht, Volksergötzulichkeiten. Von Bauart und Reinlichkeit menschlicher Wohnung. - Band 10-13: Von Sicherheits-Anstalten, in so weit sie das Gesundheitswesen angehen. - Papier stellenweise leicht gebräunt und schwach stockfleckig. Einbände schwach berieben. - Dekorativ gebunden.

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        Neues lehrreiches und vollständiges Magazin, vor junges Frauenzimmer die ganze Koch-Kunst und Zuckerbeckerei, samt allem, was damit verknüpft ist, vollkommen zu lernen. Nach Art derer Magazins der Madame le Prince de Beaumont, in Fragen und Antworten eingekleidet, und mit alphabetischen Register zum bequemen Aufschlagen derer darinnen enthaltnen mehr als 4500 Speisen auch einem Trenchir-Buch mit Firguren versehen. Erster Theil: 3. Auflage. (Zweyter Theil in erster Auflage).

      8°. 4 n.n. Bl., S. 1 - 750; Titel, S. 751 - 1542 (recte 1548) S., 76 S Register, 2 w. Bl. mit 4 gefalteten Tafeln und 18 Holzschnitten im Text mit Tranchieranleitungen). Abweichend gebundene Halblederbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückenschildern. 2 Bände. Weiss 2752. - Titelauflage für den ersten Band und erste Ausgabe für den zweiten Band. Unser Exemplar aus zwei Einzelbänden zusammengetragen. Erschien 1769/70, 1771/73 und 1790/91 unverändert in Titelauflagen. Unser Exemplar weist im 1. Teil im Bogen Aaa (S. 737 - 744) einen Neusatz, wohl um 1820), auf.Das Kapitel mit der Tranchieranleitung erschien 1769 unter dem Titel "Vollkommene und neueste Trenchir-Kunst" auch einzeln. (s.Weiss 3993). - Band 1 vereinzelt etwas fleckig. Band 2 stark fleckig, gebräunt, Ca. 50 S. mit Wurmspur im Rand. Einbände beschabt und bestossen. Band 2 mit mit kleiner Fehlstelle an der äusseren Rückenkante. [5 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        The Architecture of M Vitruvius Pollio, 2 Volumes

      London: Printed for I and J Taylor, R Faulder, P Elmsly and T Sewell, 1791.. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall Very well bound in modern brown half calf with red cloth boards, black leather labels with gilt lettering. New eps.Publishers imprint in both volumes is intact (no cancellation labels). Volume 1, Books 1 - 5, Title page, xix, includes notice To The Public, Preface, Observations concerning the Life of Vitruvius, (2) Contents, Errata. 122pp. Portrait frontis and 26 plates located at end of text. This volume lacks the Dedication To The King. Also the title page has 11cm neatly repaired closed tear, as well as two previous owners names.Volume 2, Books 6 - 10, Title page, (4) Advertisement, Contents, pages 123 - 280, (3) Appendix, 20 plates located at end of text. This 1791 edition is the first complete translation into English of all ten books of Vitruvius and was printed posthumously the year after William Newton died. A fine set with some foxing which will require extra postage/insurance (weight 9 kilos)

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        Thirteen Sermons to Seamen; Preached on Board of His Majesty's Ship, Leander, in the Bay of Gibraltar,

      London: printed for J. Deighton, 1791.. Sole edition. 8vo. lvi, 3-269, (1) pp. Recent half brown calf over marbled boards, spine with raised bands, old gilt lettered red label, blindstamped decoration to compartments, near contemporary ownership inscription to verso of title page. Frontispiece portrait. Brown stain to one of the preliminary leaves, otherwise a very good copy. Uncommon, as well as the British Library copy, there are only two listed on ESTC: Trinity College, Cambridge and UCLA. WorldCat indicates two further institutional copies in the US. This example collates as per the BL and Trinity College copies.

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson,

      London: by Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly,, 1791. Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order… The Whole Exhibiting a View of Literature and Literary Men in Great Britain for Near a Century During Which He Flourished. In Two Volumes. 2 volumes, quarto (274 × 211 mm). Recently rebound to style in sprinkled calf, spines gilt in compartments, red and blue morocco labels, double line rules to boards gilt. Housed in a tan cloth slipcase with marbled sides. Portrait frontispiece engraved by James Heath after Sir Joshua Reynolds, 2 engraved facsimile plates by H. Shepherd. 19th-century ownership inscription to front free endpaper of volume I, bookplate to volume II. Occasional light spotting to contents. An excellent copy, handsomely bound. First edition of the most famous biography in any language. The immense task of compiling the thousands of notes Boswell had recorded on "the great man's talk, habits and opinions" was begun after Johnson's death in 1784. Made up of trifling incidents as well as the significant events in Johnson's life, the work remains a masterpiece of portraiture. "Shakespeare is not more decidedly the first of orators, Demosthenes is not more decidedly the first of orators, than 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. Eclipse is first, the rest nowhere" (Macaulay). Boswell's reputation was further enhanced by the discovery in the early part of the 20th century of the Boswell Papers, which were stored in the Malahide Castle of Ireland for generations. What resulted from this discovery was the revelation of Boswell as an extraordinary personality in his own right; a far more complex, eccentric genius than the mere recorder of Johnson's conversations. This copy has p. 135, vol. 1, in the corrected state, reading "give". This is not an issue point for the whole book; some copies read "gve", but the correction was made in the press, and 1,750 copies with either state were available on publication day, 16 May 1791 (800 were sold in the first two weeks).

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D., Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; a Series of His Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations with Many Eminent Persons; and Various Original Pieces of His Composition, Never Before Published. The Whole Exhibiting a View of Literature and Literary Men in Great-Britain, for Near Half a Century, During Which He Flourished (First UK Edition, in two volumes)

      London: Henry Baldwin / Charles Dilly, 1791. First Edition. First Edition. Quarto, two volumes. Second state, volume one with corrected spelling (p. 135: "give" for "gve" and those stated by Pottle not mentioned in the "corrections") and cancels (pp. 271-274); volume two with misnumbered pages (pp. 229, 408, 497, 504, 555, 585, 586) and cancels (pp. 29, 301), as well as hyphens (p. 288) and typographical errors (pp. 78, 92, 275, 352, 562). All plates present, including the frontispiece. A few leaf stubs are present, but not placed at the correct cancels.& & Contemporary re-backed full calf, seven spine compartments, one in green and one in red, with gilt titles and designs, original endpapers, all page edges cut. & & A monument to biography, reprinted several times. Boswell was already a prolific author by the time of publication, but "The Life" propelled him to even higher levels of recognition. Boswell and Johnson were acquainted for a while, having met, coincidentally, in a book store. But in 1784 Johnson died, seven years before his life went into print. & & Both volumes Very Good plus, with moderate foxing throughout, light shelfwear, and a few tiny closed tears and creases.& & Pottle 79, 1967.

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        THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D. Comprehending an Account of his Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological order; A Series of his Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations with many Eminent Persons; and Various Original Pieces of his Composition, never before published.

      2 Volumes. First Edition. Henry Baldwin. 1791.. pp1-516, 1-588. 4to. Illustrated frontispiece (Volume 1) and two illustrations (Volume 2), very slight foxing throughout, inscription, contemporary tree calf, spine calf neatly laid down, gilt spine with some rubbing. A VG copy. The volumes carry all of the points of the first edition proper, that is, with the word `gve' for `give' on page 135 of Volume II, with portrait and two facsimile plates in Volume II, principal correction leaf in Volume I. There is a very good example in the first edition of the finest and most famous biography in the language. CCPNS03 US$0

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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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        Fredmans sånger.

      Sthlm, A. Zetterberg, 1791. 8:o. Grav. titelblad,(4),163,(4) s. Lätt nött ljusbrunt lackat hfrbd från 1900-talets första hälft med rikt guldornerad rygg, röd titeletikett och rödstänkta snitt (Hedberg). Inlagan med enstaka småfläckar och marginalnoteringar i blyerts. En liten solkfläck i yttermarginalen på s. 43-46 och allmänt solkig i texten på s. 54-55 och i övre marginalen på s. 150-51. Svaga, men knappast störande, fuktränder i inre och övre marginalen på sina håll. Med John Landquists namnteckning.. Det graverade titelbladet med Sergels porträttmedaljong av diktaren är graverat av J. F. Martin. Musiken som gavs ut separat återfinns inte i detta exemplar

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        Itinerario instruttivo di Roma

      osia descrizione generale delle opere piu' insigni di pittura, scultura e architettura e di tutti i monumenti, antichi, e moderni di quest' alma citta' e parte delle sue adiacenze. 2 vols. Roma 1791. With engraved titlevignette, portrait of Pio 6, 2 folded maps, 12 plates with 2 etchings on each, together with 38 textual engravings [= in all 62 engravings c. 4x6 cm, showing buildings and monuments. Small 12vo. XII, 1-366; 367-828 pp. Contemporary, a little worn halfleather with small old name on endpaper, Danish note on reverse. 2 pages with old notes and 1 leaf torn in margin.. First edition based on an earlier guidebook by the author's father Giuseppe Vasi. Mariano Vasi took over his father Giovanni's stock and business on his death in 1782, and shortly afterwards began to republish Giovanni's work from the 'Studio Vasi' (later renamed the 'Calcografia Vasi'). One such work was his father's guidebook 'Itinerario istruttivo diviso in otto stazioni o giornate' from 1763.Early Printed Books no. 3400

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        L'Etruria pittrice ovvero Storia della pittura Toscana dedotta dai suoi monumenti che si esibiscono in stampa dal secolo X fino al presente. (Tomo I-II).

      Firenze, Per Niccolò Pagni e Giuseppe Bardi, 1791 - 1795 In folio, 2 voll. in mz. pelle coeva con punte, tit. e fregi in oro ai dorsi. Bellissimo antip. inciso da Lasinio con putti e figure allegoriche, 2 raffinati front. incisi in rame, 2 cc con i cataloghi dei pittori dei due volumi, 1 c di dedica a Giovanni Macpherson, 2 cc di "Avviso ai lettori a chi legge" al I vol., 1 c di dedica a Fabio Feroni al II vol. Seguono 120 cc contenenti ciascuna la spiegazione di un dipinto illustrato da una tavola (salvo la tav. n. XXIV "Il martirio di san sebastiano" del Pollaiuolo illustrato da due tavole) e CXXI tavole f.t. incise in nero, verde, sanguigna e bistro da Lasinio, Carboni, Galli, Vascellini, Colombini). Deliziose testatine, finalini, capilettera incisi in rame con i ritratti dei pittori. Edizione originale completa di tutte le sue tavole, elegantemente impressa su carta azzurra, significativo esempio di stampa a colori del XVIII secolo. Moreni I, 509: "Ciascuno di questi Volumi, nei quali è divisa quest'Opera, racchiude 60 Articoli di notizie di altrettanti pittori Toscani, scritte in Italiano dal Ch. Sig. proposto Marco Lastri, autore e promotore di questa eccellente impresa, e tradotti in francese dal Sig. Bartolommeo Renard. Ognuno di essi ha una stampa incisa in rame, scelta dalle Opere le più stimate di quel Pittore, di cui si parla...". (cfr. Cicognara, 3387; Brunet II, 1085; Graesse II, 509; Lozzi II, 5462). Abrasioni agli angoli delle due leg. e una piccola spaccatura alla cerniera ant. del vol. I. Leggerissime e tenui gore al marg. sup. delle ultime pp. del II vol. Compless. bell'esemplare.

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        Combat Navale , livrÈ le 18 dÈcembre 1779 par le COMTE de la MOTTE-PIQUET, chef díescadre.

      Paris, 1791. Large hand coloured engraving with good margins with repair at lower right in margin only. 28 x 22" Depicting a sea battle off the coast of Martinique between an English fleet and three French men of war. One of a series of 18 naval battles of the American Revolutionary War that Rossel painted for King Louis XVI. At the bottom of each of these prints is an allegory representing Thetis with her hand on a ship on which a triumphal wreath decorates the poop deck, surmounted by the arms of France. With the other hand she gestures to Neptune to protect combat seen in the distance while a Triton celebrates the victory with a conch shell.

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        Taddeo Zuccheri Pitt. (Taddeo Zuccari, Italian) nato in S. Angelo in Vado (Teritorio di Urbino) nel 1529. morto in Roma nel 1566: Portrait, engraved by Lasinio. Number 124

      Florence: Niccolo Pagni and Guideppe Bardi 1791 96 Florence: Niccolo Pagni and Guideppe Bardi, 1791-96. Image 10-3/4 x 6-1/2 inches, framed. Color line engraving with contemporary hand coloring, engraved caption, original mounting on blue paper. . Burch, Colour Printing and Colour Printers, pp. 64-65; Hind, Engraving, p. 310 . Carlo Lasinio (1759-1838), was one of the earliest Italian color-printers; his series of famous self-portraits of artists is a notable achievement, and images are very rare; only one copy of his book has survived (in the National Gallery, Washington, DC) and this is incomplete. A SPLENDID AND HISTORIC PORTRAIT

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        Geometria pratica, in cui oltre i principi di essa, vi sono molti insegnamenti intorno alle varie misure di terre, acque, fieni, pietre, grani, fabbriche ed altro, secondo l'uso di verona e di tutte l'altre principali città d'Italia raccolti...da Lodovico Perini, pubblico ingegnere ed architetto veronese. Nona edizione nella quale, oltre la divisione de' terreni, si sono aggiunte ora per la prima volta da un Dotto Professore Critiche Annotazioni, nuovi calcoli e curiose pratiche...

      Bassano, a spese Remondini di Venezia, 1791 In 8°, piena perg. coeva, pp.163. Ottimo es., leg. ancora integra, carta croccante. Impreziosiscono il testo num.se xilografie intercalate n.t. + 2 tavv. f.t. più volte pieg. (ill. in xilografia) testatine e capilettera ornati. Bella copia

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        An Abstract of the Evidence... on the Part of the Petitioners for the Abolition of the Slave Trade

      Lon., 1791. xxvi, 155 pp. b/w folding plate, folding map. First edition of an early and important governmental inquiry into the British slave trade. It contains the famous plan of the slave ship Brookes, first published in 1787, and widely circulated. This is its first book appearance, and this is the first book that argued against slavery based on eyewitness accounts rather than biblical citations. (See Lapidus Essay on Abolition of the Slave Trade IV.) This is a superb copy, untrimmed, bound as issued in paper over boards with paper label. The slave ship plate is sharp and clean. Always scarce and desirable, this title has been making fancy auction records lately.

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        Nouvel Atlas des Enfans,

      A Bruxelles, Chez Benoit Le Francq, 1791. xii + 276pp + engraved frontispiece and 24 folding hand coloured maps and plates. Publisher's catalogue of B. Vlam of Amsterdam at rear. A very clean copy in original very worn full calf.

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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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        En critik öfver critiker med utkast til en lagstiftning i snillets verld.

      I-III. Sthlm, Kongl. tryckeriet respektive A. Zetterberg respektive J. A. Carlbohm, 1791. 8:o. 44 + 54,(2 blanka) + 68 s. + (THORILD, THOMAS) Svar på luntan emot lag och rätt i vitterheten: eller abc i vett och heder. Sthlm, A. Zetterberg, 1792. 8:o. 32 s. + (THORILD, THOMAS) Det enda nödvändiga för et rikes financer, eller principen i det stora ämne, hvaröfver man nu tvistar, satt i den klaraste dag, genom Englands öde. Sthlm, A. Zetterberg, 1792. 8:o. 32 s. + (THORILD, THOMAS) Uplysning om handelns sanna frihet, om vigten af principer uti alt, och om publikens höga rätt at döma. Sthlm, A. Zetterberg, 1792. 8:o. 32 s. Nära samtida ngt nött marmorerat pappbd med röd titel- respektive blå titeletikett i glättad papp. Pärmpappret bortskavt överst på ryggen och titeletiketten lite skadad. Gula snitt. Bra samlingsband med J. A. Almquists och Carl Olov Sommars exlibris.. "En critik öfver critiker" utgavs "på autors förlag". Efter Leopolds angrepp på "Critik öfver critiker", Thorilds estetiska huvudarbete, bemötte Thorild Leopold i tryck med "Svar på luntan emot lag och rätt i vitterheten", vilken utkom den 17 mars 1792. Dagen innan hade Gustav III skjutits och den litterära fejden avstannade. De två avslutande arbetena är inlägg i den politiska och ekonomiska debatt som följde efter kriget mot Ryssland. Thorild anslöt sig till oppositionen mot enväldet och passade samtidigt på att kritisera den franska smaken. Han bemöttes snart av den kungatrogne Leopold i dennes "Den nya lagstiftningen" (1792)

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        A Brief Account of the Life of Howell Harris, Esq;

      Trevecka: Trevecka, 1791 Extracted from papers written by himself. To which is added A concise Collection of his letters from the year 1738, to 1772.Small 8vo, in fair condition, first edition, [9], 10-224 pp, contemporary publishers blue paper covers marked, corners and edges chipped and worn, some loss at corners. Spine lacking papers, stitching becoming loose, but just holding, no title. Internally, prelims and edges a little browned and dogearred, ink name Will.m Williams to title page, text block edges uncut, 57 letters. Contains the 2 leaf Elegiac Poem on the death of Howell Harris, inserted between N4 and O1. Along with a copy of There was a man sent, an outline of the story of Howell Harris of Trevecka and the beginnings of the Calvinistic Methodist Church in Wales (now called the Presbyterian Church of Wales) by M Bickerstaff, Trevecca, 1959, 36 pp, plates & illustrations and with ink name to tp. Housed in a red calf spined with red marbled covers up and over box with black slip case. (ESTC T145179. Libri Walliae 2322)Howell Harris, 1714-1773, HARRIS , HOWEL(L) ( 1714 - 1773 ), religious reformer who left behind him a large number of diaries which give a detailed account of his experiences, his journeys, and his preaching over a long period of time. It was from these diaries that the ‘Family’ collected the material for the autobiography ( A Brief Account , etc.) published in 1791 ( Welsh ed., Hanes Ferr , etc., 1792 ). From time to time, much that was written in the diaries has been published but more remains unpublished. See NLW WBO.

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        ANAKPEONTOŒTHIOY MELH. [Odaria.] Praefixo Commentario quo Po‘tae Genus Traditur et Bibliotheca Anacreonteia Adumbratur. Additis Var. Lect

      Parma: in aedibvs Palatinis [Giambattista Bodoni]: 1791 One of 150 paper copies, according to Brooks. Brooks states that there were also twelve copies on a vellum-like wove paper. The poems, in Greek, are followed by various readings, then commentary in Latin Greek, Roman, and Italic types, printed in upper case throughout. Contemporary Etruscan-style calf with covers and spine decoratively paneled in gilt, sunburst design in center of both covers, gilt black morocco spine label. Red paste-paper endpapers, all edges gilt. . Octavo. 3 " x 5 5/8." . Two small stipple portraits on title-page and dedication. Printed on heavy paper with an "FP" watermark, horizontal chainlines. Text block is 20 mm. thick. Spine a bit rubbed, with some of the gold flaked off. Tip of one endpaper repaired, and a few other minor repairs. Occasional very light foxing, but a beautiful, wide-margined copy, in very good condition. The British Library site shows pictures of several bindings that are very similar to this one, including one of a 1791 Bodoni imprint of The Castle of Otranto with a similar sunburst design in the middle. That book is part of the Charles Ramsden Collection of Signed Bindings, and is attributed to Edwards of Halifax. The present binding may be an Edwards of Halifax binding, as well. At the very least, it is in the style of Halifax. (See the British Museum bookbindings site, keyword "Etruscan."). Giani states that there were 200 copies on "vergata ducale" and twelve on another paper. A knowledgeable customer believes that there were fifty copies printed on this thick laid paper, and 150 on a thinner paper.

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

      London: G.G. J. and J. Robinson. Cover worn and detached. Outer spine missing. Fep loose. Title page dust soiled with library stamp. Contents firm and in overall good condition. 1791. First Edition. Leather cover. xxiv, 583pp, clix, + index :: 300mm x 240mm (12" x 9") :: 'To which is added an Appendix, containing cases of the Plague; and an account of the weather during the pestilential season.' .

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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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        DELL?ORIGINE DELLE IMMUNITA? DEL CLERO CATTOLICO E D?OGNI ALTRO SACERDOZIO. Creduto dagli uomini legittimo e santo. Libri due.

      In-8 (mm. 239x175), importante legat. alle armi in p. vitellino coevo, preziosa cornice dorata e stemma cardinalizio della Famiglia Borromeo ai piatti con il motto ?humilitas?, dorso a cordoni con decoraz. e tit. oro, tagli dorati, pp. (2),XVI,425,(3). "Edizione originale". Cfr. Melzi,II, p. 285 - De Backer,II, p. 7: ?Gonzalve Adorno Hinojosa (1751-1812), de l?illustre famille de ce nom, entra dans la Compagnie en 1766. A l?expulsion des Jésuites de l?Espagne, il suivit courageusement ses confrères dans l?exil, passa plusieurs année en Italie, s?occupant de l?étude et du saint ministère?. Con due firme di apparten. al risg., lieve uniforme arross. su tutto il testo ma complessivam. buon esemplare.

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        Antiquitates Culinariae; or Curious Tracts relating to the Culinary affairs of the Old English Etc Etc

      London: R. Blamire, 1791.. First Edition. Quarter-Leather. Very Good +. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall The uncommon large paper edition. 2 plates (one folding) and one tailpiece all present. The binding is solid but is fairly dull. Internally there is a little light scattered foxing on the first few leaves, most obviously on the title page, but nothing serious and otherwise the pages are clean. 1" tear to margin of second plate but repaired with archival paper to verso and hard to see.Postage will be confirmed when you enquire or order and for light or very heavy books will vary from the ABE quote which is based on a 1kg parcel.

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        Demostehnous Logoi Eklektoi. Demosthenis Selectae Orationes. Ad Codices MSS. recensuit, Textum, Scholisaten et Versionem plurimis in locis castigavit illustravit Ricardus Mounteney

      J. Rivington, London, 1791. Later Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Full contemporary calf, external hinge cracking but held by cords and secure. Modest wear at corners. Fold out map with light browning at edges but otherwise bright. An attractive copy of this scholarly edition of Demosthenes in Greek and Latin. Armorial bookplate of the Cholmeley Baronet - Brandsby. Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; History. Inventory No: 041015. .

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        The Practice of Cookery Pastry Pickling Preserving Etc

      Edinburgh: Peter Hill, 1791.. First Edition. Full-Leather. Good Plus/No Jacket. 7 x 4 Inches Hardcover Antiquarian cookery book, 254 pages with much information on how to prepare meats, sauces, pickles, preserves, puddinggs and much more. Two illustrated plates at front of book. Pages are overall clean with just some occassional marks on a few pages and slight browning to outer edges of pages. Book is bound in full leather which is a little rubbed and worn on edges, spine has been renewed professionaly and blends in well with book also corners have been repaired very well and again blend in with original book, endpapers have some marks around edges. A pleasing sound copy of this book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.

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        OPERA.

      In folio gr. (mm. 435x297), p. pelle mod., elegante cornice dorata ai piatti, dorso a cordoni con fregi e tit. oro, 2 cc.nn. (la prima bianca), XIV pp.num., occhietto, 371 pp.num. Precedono il testo: la prefazione di J. N. de Azara, in finissimo corsivo, e la vita di Orazio tratta da Svetonio. "Edizione originale". Cfr. Brooks,417: "Superba edizione. Questo è il primo de' classici che Bodoni stampo' co' suoi torchi - Giani,12: "Edizione pregiatissima. E' il primo della grande serie di Classici latini in folio voluta dal D'Azara. Il testo oraziano, preparato in Roma su antiche edizioni da una schiera di eruditi diretti da Stefano Arteaga (de Azara, E.Q. Visconti, C. Fea), è forse la più autorevole lezione filologica di cui ancor oggi possano disporre gli studiosi" - Brunet,III,322: "Edition d'une exécution parfaite: elle est plus recherchée que la plupart des autres productions du meme imprimeur". Con lieve alone margin. su 6 cc. altrimenti esemplare ben conservato.

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        Götterlehre oder mythologische Dichtungen der Alten

      Bln., J. F. Unger 1791.. XII, 416 S. mit 65 Kupfern auf 30 Taf. Pbd. m. Rückensch. stellenw. stockfleckig. EA. W.-G.² 51; Goed. V, 491, 13; Kosch X, 1331; Brieger 1777; Borst 653 - Erste Ausgabe von Moritz' Hauptwerk. Die 65 Illustr. nach antiken Motiven von A. J. Carstens in Kupfer gestochen von J. J. Tassaert.

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        Celestina.

      London: Printed for T. Cadell, 1791.. First edition. Four volumes bound in two. 12mo. Half title in volume one present, the others never bound in, thus: (iv), 273, (1); (ii), 313, (1); (ii), 303, (1); (ii), 353, (3) pp. Full contemporary calf, spines flat with gilt tooled bands, bookplate of the baron Sir Thomas Hesketh of Rufford Hall, Lancashire to the front pastedowns, also the annotated library labels of Easton Neston House (also a country seat of the Hesketh family). Heads and feet of bindings neatly repaired, slight loss of gilt to spines. Charlotte Turner Smith (1749-1806), was a Romantic poet and novelist whose works garnered much praise in the late 18th Century. Her first collection of poems, Elegiac Sonnets, was published in 1784. This the first edition of her third novel, her first novel, Emmeline, was published in 1788 and her second, Ethelinde, the year after. Uncommon.

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        Grundriss der Kayserl. Freien Reichs und Handels-Stadt Hamburg nebst dem auf Königl. Dänischen Gebiet daran liegenden Altona. Einen (! ) Hochpreislichen Senat gehorsamst zugeeignet von F.A. von Lawrence Lieutnant. Altkolor. Kupferstichplan (von T.A. Pingeling). 1791. 63,5 x 96 cm. Gerahmt.

      Unten links figürliche Titelkartusche, daneben Hamburgs Wappen montiert. Zeigt die Befestigungsanlage mit seiner Umgebung, im Westen Hamburger Berg, die Sternschanze im Norden, Das Neue-Werck im Osten und südlich der Elbe Schumacher Wärder.- Knapp beschnitten, ehemals gefaltet, vereinzelt minimale Einrisse an den Falzen am Rand.

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        Dissertation physique...sur les differences reelles que presentent les traits du visage

      chez les Hommes de Differents Pays et de Differents Ages..., suive de la Proposition d'une nouvelle Methode pour Dessiner toutes Sortes de Tetes Humaines avec la Plus Grande Surete.., First French Edition, half title, viii, 114, [2]pp with 10 fine copper engraved folding plates, quarto, library bookplate, old embossed armorial circular library stamp on title repeated occasionally in text, and on plate edges, mid 20th century cloth strongly bound, slight occasional marginal browning but generally a good clean copy, Utrecht, Wild, 1791. An attractive contribution to the literature of physiognomy and particularly attractive for its plates. This work can also be seen to be part of the prehistory of the evolution debate, including as it does, comparative cranial plates of man and apes. Photograph available on request.

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        Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East & West Florida, the Cherokee Country, the Extensive Territories of the Muscogulges, or Creek Confederacy, and the Country of the Chactaws: Containing an Account of the Soil and Natural Productions

      Philadelphia: James and Johnson, 1791. 8vo., (8 x 5 inches). [ii] xxxiv, 520pp. Portrait of Mico Chlucco King of the Seminoles, folding map and 7 engraved plates (one folding) 5 plates having original hand color (scattered foxing and browning to text block, few instances of penciled marginalia, some plates foxed, map with some offsetting). Early 20th-century half crimson morocco, gilt. First edition. William Bartram, son of a Pennsylvania Quaker and naturalist, embarked on a journey of exploration throughout the American Southeast in 1773 and traveled in the modern states of Georgia, North and South Carolina, and Florida recording the flora, fauna and Indian tribes he found there. Bartram made discoveries and sketches of over 200 new botanical specimens, including the Venus Fly Trap and a now extinct tree named for his great friend Benjamin Franklin, calling it the Franklin tree or Franklinia alatamatha. In addition to his scientific writings, Bartram was one of the earliest authors to document the customs of the Cherokee and Creek Indian tribes who were so prevalent throughout the Southeast at that time. The book has been called "a valuable original authority on the Southern Indians during the Revolutionary war." - Stevens. Bartram's attention to detail and his vivid descrip tions make for one of the most enduring and engaging journals of early exploration of southern natural history and ethnographical study. The words of this naturalist have stirred the emotions and minds of such renowned romantic writers as Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Wordsworth, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge giving inspiration to them in their own literature. Obviously a key book from the period of early settlement of the American Southeast, Streeter calls Bartrams volume: "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." A very nice copy of the rare first edition with plates having delightful original color. Stevens Catalogue of Rare Books Relating to America 1617; Howes B223; Sabin 3870; Streeter sale 2:1088; Field 94..

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        [Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin] Mémoires de la vie privée de Benjamin Franklin / écrits par lui-même, et adressés a son fils; suivis d'un précis historique de sa vie politique, et de plusieurs pièces, relatives à ce père de la liberté.

      A Paris : Chez Buisson, Libraire, rue Haute-feuille, no. 20, 1791. First Edition. 8vo: vi,156,207,[1]pp (154 and 204-207 misnumbered as 254 and 360-363 respectively). A Fine copy, beautifully bound to style by Fitterer in red calf, spine in six compartments, raised bands with double gilt fillets either side, green morocco lettering piece gilt, marbled end papers. In two parts separately paginated, the first written by Franklin and ending with the year 1731, the second a translation from Wilmer's Memoirs of Franklin, with considerable alterations. According to Sabin, Quérard attributes the translation into French of both parts to Jacques Gibelin. Sabin 25549. Ford 383. Grolier American 100, 21. Quite scarce: COPAC lists only four copies, including Oxford and Cambridge.& First Edition of the "most widely read of all American autobiographies, the gift to adolescents of countless parents . . . the essence of the American way of life. . . . In some way Buisson, the French publisher, got hold of a draft of the part written at Twyford [covering the beginning years, 1706-1731] and his publication of a French translation in 1791 marks the first appearance in print of the Autobiography. Buisson's volume included for the period after 1731 a translation from Wilmer's Memoirs of Franklin. When this 1791 French version of the Autobiography, wretchedly translated into English, was published in London in 1793, . . . it became the first printing of the Autobiography in English. . . . [and] it was not until 1818 that [Franklin's grandson William Temple Franklin] published the Memoirs [in their entirety]." (Grolier American 100, 21) According to Ford, the question of from whom Buisson obtained the manuscript from which this edition was printed remains open. At Franklin's death, there were at least eight copies of the autobiography in manuscript in circulation, including at least two in France, one of which was in the possession of Louis le Villard.

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        The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments; with the Apocrypha (King James Edition)

      Worcester, Mass. : Isaiah Thomas, 1791. Leather Bound. Acceptable. Folio. Fully bound in calf-skin leather; original boards, modern spine. Modern black Morocco spine label with gilt lettering. 5 raised bands. 6 compartments. Tight binding and solid boards. Minimal shelf wear. Extensive bumping to corners. Light scuffing to boards. Minor rubbing to spine. Slight chipping to edges of preliminary pages, most repaired. Toning, creasing to pages throughout. One of the first King James Bibles to be produced in the States, complete and in tact. Please feel free to inquire for further condition notes. This is an over-sized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US. Ships daily.

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        PRIESTLEY (Joseph) Farther Experiments Relating to the Decomposition of Dephlogisticated and Inflammable Air,

      pp.213-222; Presented within the complete volume of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol 81, Parts I and II (complete), for 1791 bound in one volume, comprising, vi, 438pp small quarto, with a total of 10 engraved plates (all extending / folding), a very good copy, late 19thC morocco backed library cloth with a neat unlinked library name stamp on general title and foot of last leaves, London, Locker Davis and Peter Elmsly, printers to the Royal Society, 1791. A FULL LIST OF CONTENTS OF THIS VOLUME SENT ON REQUEST. Other papers include: FAWKENER (William) On the Production of Ambergris. A Communication from the Committee of Council Appointed for the Consideration of All Matters Relating to Trade and Foreign Plantations, pp.43-47; HERSCHEL (William) On Nebulous Stars, Properly So Called, pp.71-88; HOME (Everard) Observations on Certain Horny Excrescences of the Human Body, pp.95-105, *GARRISON-MORTON, 4017: "original description of cornu cutaneum."); RENNELL (James) On the Rate of Travelling, as Performed by Camels; And Its Application, as a Scale, to the Purposes of Geography, pp.129-145; MORGAN (William) On the Method of Determining, from the Real Probabilities of Life, the Values of Contingent Reversions in Which Three Lives are Involved in the Survivorship, pp.246-277; CAVALLO (Tiberius) Description of a Simple Micrometer for Measuring Small Angles with the Telescope, pp.283-294; MACIE (James Louis) An Account of Some Chemical Experiments on Tabasheer, pp.368-388.

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        BOYDELL'S GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE DRAMATIC WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE

      London: Boydell & Company, [1791-1803]. First Edition. leather. Contents very clean and attractive in handsome binding. Large folio (12-1/2" x 16-1/2") bound in publisher's full gilt-decorated red morocco, front cover now detached but present. Illustrated with an engraved title page, two portraits, and 98 full- page copper engravings nearly all of which represent various scenes from plays, including one engraved by William Blake, and are engraved after the major British artists of the day: Reynolds, Romney, Opie, Smirke, Northcote, Westall, etc. The finest illustrations ever created to accompany Shakespeare, here presented in their original large format (the plates were also published as part of a nine-volume folio set of Shakespeare's dramatic works). A difficult title to find intact as most volumes over the years have been broken for their beautiful individual plates which in this volume are quite clean with all tissue guards present. Sporadic and usually very mild foxing to the blank margins of some plates. One engraving has been laid down. The leather is rubbed with some wear, mostly to the spine tips and edges, the front cover being detached but present.

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        Recueil des principaux traites d'alliance, de paix, de treve, de neutralite, de commerce ... conclus par les puissance de l'Europe tant entre elles, qu'avec les puissances et etats dans d'autres parties du monde depuis 1761 jusqu'a present [vols. 1 & 2]

      Gottingue : Dieterich, 1791. 1st Edition. Description: 2v. (viii, 733p. , iv, 707p. ) ; 21cm. Tome 1: 1761-1778 inclusiv. Tome 2: 1779-1786 inclusiv. Subjects: International relations - Sources. Treaties. Europe - Politics and government. Parallel title pages in German. Vols. 1 & 2 of a 7-volume series published 1791-1801. Language: French. Very good copies bound in contemporary full aniline calf. Gilt titled red morroco labels to spines (vol. 1 lacks label.) Gilt tooling to spine compartments, with some surface wear. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and worn as with age. Light foxing to prelims. of both vols. Remains quite well-preserved overall.

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        Shakspeare's Dramatic Works with explanatory notes. To which is now added, a copious index to the remarkable passages and words. By the Rev. S. Ayscough

      Dublin: William Jones, 1791. Hardcover. Very Good. Book. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Three volumes bound in red cloth twentieth century binding with gilt titles to spine. Volume 1 includes a list of subscribers, Dr. Johnson's preface. An account of the life of William Shakspeare. Poems on Shakspeare / Ben Jonson. The Tempest ; Two Gentlemen of Verona ; Merry Wives of Windsor ; Measure for Measure ; Comedy of Errors ; Much Ado About Nothing ; Love's Labour Lost ; The Midsummer-Night's Dream ; The Merchant of Venice ; As You like It ; Taming of the Shrew ; All's Well, that Ends Well ; Twelfth Night ; The Winter's Tale ; Macbeth ; King John ; Richard II ; Henry IV. Part I-II ; Henry V. Volume 2 contains Henry VI. Part I-III ; Richard III ; Henry VIII ; Coriolanus ; Julius Caesar ; Antony and Cleopatra ; Timon of Athens ; Titus Andronicus ; Troilus and Cressida ; Cymbeline ; King Lear ; Romeo and Juliet ; Hamlet ; Othello .Volume 3 contains "An index to the remarkable passages and words; made use of by Shakspeare". The title page to Volume 3 does not bear the words "A new edition". Red cloth bindings are worn and stained. Text is clean with only minor foxing. Bindings are tight. Heavy set therefore extra shipping.

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