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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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      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.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schramm]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Jeffrey Stern Antiquarian Bookseller]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Jeffrey Stern Antiquarian Bookseller]
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      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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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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.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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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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        The Experienced English Housekeeper, for the Use of Ladies, Housekeepers, Cooks, &c…A New Edition. In Which Are Inserted Some Celebrated Receipts by Other Modern Authors

      London: A. Millar, W. Lain, and R. Cater, 1791 An uncommon edition of this popular work: ESTC notes three copies in Britain and two in America, indicating: "the imprint is false; probably printed at York for Wilson, Spence and Mawman. Recent half speckled calf over marbled boards, by Bayntun-Riviere. Gilt spine with red morocco label. Octavo. Engraved frontisportrait and three engraved folding plates. Some light foxing and a few small stains, bottom corner of one of the index pags torn, affecting a few letters. Still, a very good, attractive copy. Elizabeth Raffald, neé Whitaker (bap. 1733, d. 1781) was born in Doncaster. Between 1748 and 1763, she was employed as a housekeeper by several families, including the Warburtons of Arley Hall in Cheshire. This work is dedicated to Lady Elizabeth Warburton. She ultimately married Arley Hall's head gardener, and in 17863 the couple moved to Manchester, where she opened a confectionary shop and her husband sold flowers and seeds at a market stall. In 1769 she published The Experienced English Housekeeper, which went through thirteen authorised editions and at least twenty-three pirated ones. An excellent businesswoman, Raffald was instrumental in founding a second Manchester newspaper, the Prescott's Journal, in 1771. The following year she published the first Directory of Manchester. She wrote a book on midwifery, with Charles White, but did not live to see it published.

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      London: A. Strahan & T. Cadell. Very Good. 1791-92. Hardcover. New octavo edition. Full brown leather. Gilt decorated spines. Title labels intact. Texts tight, clean without foxing and intact. Volume #1 published in 1791 has an engraved portrait frontispiece. Two fold out maps of the Eastern and Western Roman Empire. All other volumes published in 1792. Three periods of decline; first, the age of Trajan and the Antonines; second, the period of Justinian; third and longest, the taking of Costanople by the Turks. Volume Condition range from G+ to VG. Vol. #1 has a strained front hinge with cover firmly attached. Lightly rubbed spine ends without loss. Slight spine gilt loss. Some corners a bit bruised. Rare, Roman History ; Maps; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

      [Bookseller: Nick Bikoff, Bookseller]
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        The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Together with the Apocrypha: Translated out of the Original Tongues [Authorised/KJV version]

      Worcester, MA: Printed by Isaiah Thomas, 1791. Leather Bound. Very Good +. J. Seymour. 2 volumes in 4. 10 x 14 3/4 inches. Royal 4to. Vol. 1 (OT): [12] + 11-388. Vol. 2 (OT): 389-824. Engraved frontispiece facing title pages of OT. Vol. 3 (Apocrypha & Concordance): [825]-1014 + 89 (Concordance). Concordance with separate title page and pagination. Vol. 4 (NT): [1015]-1276 + 1277-1310 (Index). NT with separate title page. Engraved frontispiece facing title pages of NT. Colophons at end of Apocrypha and NT. Family record leaves with marriage information about owner in manuscript at end of NT. Head of spine slightly chipped. Scattered staining and toning, but pages generally bright and clean especially for an American volume of this period. All page edges stained yellow. Original endpapers and blanks retained at time of rebinding and new endpapers added. Inked notation on front blank of each volume: "Joseph Stone's Property/ March 3rd, 1808/ Rebound in four volumes / August 3rd, 1830." At the corner is the price, "$2.00." An earlier inked note is found on the verso of the NT title page, "Joseph Stone's Property, March 3rd 1808./ Joseph Stone was born at Worcester, Monday, March 20th, 1758." Hills 30; O'Callaghan, p. 38. This copy is an unusual variant, with Concordance and two engravings "printed from the plates of the folio edition, on quarto paper, or reduced to that size." Bound in full polished and acid treated calf with black morocco spine labels with gilt tile, five raised bands and gilt volume numbers and floral designs in remaining compartments. Extremities lightly rubbed. Early American Psalmodist's Isaiah Thomas Bible with early American Binding. Joseph Stone, 1758-1837, co-authored, with Abraham Wood, THE COLUMBIAN HARMONY, an early American music book printed by I. Thomas and E. T. Andrews, 1793. According to Karl Kroeger, Stone contributed forty-two tunes to the work, was from the town of Ward, Massachusetts...near Worcester...about 1785...he died Feb 22, 1837 , at the age of ninety-nine. [cf: An Annotated List of the Music Works of Abraham Wood, 1965, p. xxii .] An unusually fine early American binding, enhanced by the owner's association to the publisher.

      [Bookseller: St. Wulfstans Books]
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        [Beaux illustrés du XVIIIe] Oeuvres Choisies Du Comte De Tressan, avec figures

      A Paris: Rue et hôtel Serpente [Maradan, Desray, Giguet], 1791. relié. 12 tomes en 12 Vol. in 8 (12x19,8cm). Edition originale collective, illustrée d'un portrait au frontispice (gravé par de Launay d'après Bérel) et de 20 figures de Marillier gravées par Delvaux, de Ghendt, Croutelle, Patas, Langlois jeune, de Monchy, de Launay. Les tomes 11 et 12 sont composées des oeuvres posthumes de l'auteur et portent sur la page de titre les tomaisons 1 et 2. Un troisième tome de ces oeuvres posthumes paraîtra en 1800. Pleine Basane racinée d'époque. Dos lisse orné de fers à l'urne et d'étoies ; roullettes. Frise d'encadrement sur les plats. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin noir. Coiffes de tête des tomes 1, 4, 5, 8,11 et 12 élimées ou en partie élimées. Coiffes de queue des tomes 1, 2, 4, 6, idem. Pièces de titre et de tomaison du tome 4 en grande partie manquantes. La moitié de la pièce de titre du tome 7 est également absente. Coiffe de tête du tome 11 en partie arrachée. Le Comte de Tressan aura beaucoup fait, à l'aide de ses adaptations, pour la réhabilitation du Moyen-âge et de la littérature de la Renaissance (celle héritée du XVème). il est clair qu'en cette fin du XVIIIe, ces oeuvres eussent été illisibles pour le public. Cet intérêt pour le Moyen-âge éclatera pleinement avec le Romantisme, l'Empire ayant remis au goût du jour l'Antique. Voici le contenu des 10 premiers tomes, les deux derniers sont composés par des oeuvres diverses (lettres, essais...) : t. 1-2. Traduction libre d'Amadis de Gaule, t. 1-2 -- t. 3. Traduction libre d'Amadis de Gaule, t. 3. Extrait de Roland l'amoureux de Matheo-Maria Boyardo, comte de Scandiano -- t. 4-6. Roland furieux, poëme héroïque de l'Arioste. t. 7-10. Corps d'extraits de romans de chevalerie: 7. Discours préliminaire. Tristan de Léonois. Artus de Bretagne. Flores et Blanche-Fleur. Cléomades et Claremonde. Roman de la Rose. Pierre de Provence et la belle Maguelone. 8. La fleur des batailles. Huon de Bordeaux. Guérin de Montglave. 9. Dom Ursino le Navarin. Le petit Jehan de Saintré. Gerard de Nevers. 10. Recherches sur l'origine des romans inventés avant l'ere chrétienne. Histoire de Rigda et de Regner Lodbrog. Zélie, ou L'ingenue - Rue et hôtel Serpente [Maradan, Desray, Giguet], A Paris _1791, 12 tomes en 12 Vol. in 8 (12x19,8cm), relié. - Beaux illustrés du XVIIIe relié

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        The Natural History of Birds AND Natural History of Quadrupeds (18 vols)

      Strahan London 1791 - 1793 18 volumes. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 18 volume collection of the two 9 volume natural history sets. Published in English by Strahan. Birds (1793) 1st English edition (though not stated), Quadrupeds (1791) stated 3rd edition. Uniformly bound a single 18 volume collection in tree calf, gilt spines and morocco labels (one torn with loss) and volume numbers labels 1 - 18 (a few lacking). Heads of a few spines lightly rubbed. Overall a magnificent and scarce collection of the two masterpieces. Heavy set extra P&P. Please contact for more detail

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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 (300 × 220 mm). Twentieth-century brown half morocco, titles to spines gilt, raised bands, marbled sides and endpapers. In a brown cloth slipcase. With a portrait frontispiece engraved by James Heath after Sir Joshua Reynolds, and two engraved facsimile plates by H. Shepherd. Library ticket of Richard Biddulph Martin to each front pastedown. Contents untrimmed. Bindings a little rubbed, corners bumped, frontispiece foxed, occasional light foxing to contents but generally clean and fresh. An excellent set. First edition, first state with the incorrect spelling "gve" on line 10 of page 135, vol. I. 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 twentieth 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. An attractive, untrimmed copy of this masterpiece of biography.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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, Ne

      London: Printed By Henry Baldwin, For Charles Dilly, 1791., 1791. 2 Volumes. 4to. pp. xii, [16]contents & errata, 516; 1 p.l., 588 [ie. 586]. engraved frontis. portrait of Johnson by J.Heath after a painting by Joshua Reynolds. 2 engraved plates (facsimiles of Johnson's handwriting & a 'Round Robin' with facsimiles of signatures). contemporary sprinkled calf, rebacked, corners renewed (some light scattered foxing throughout - frontis. more heavily affected, lower blank corner of final leaf defective). First Edition of the most celebrated biography in English literature, with S4r, Vol. I, in the corrected state, reading in line 10 'give' rather than 'gve'; with all the cancels (2 in Vol. I & 5 in Vol. II) and misprints listed by Pottle. Grolier, One Hundred Books Famous In English Literature, 65. NCBEL II 1214. Pottle 79. Rothschild 463 (1st Issue).. F.

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        Letters on the Elements of Botany. Addressed to a Lady. By the Celebrated J J Rousseau. Translated into English, with Notes and Twenty-Four additional letters, fully explaining the system of Linnaeus. With Thirty-Eight Plates, with Explanations; intended to illustrate Linnaeus' System of Vegetables, and particularly adapted to the Letters on the Elements of Botany

      LONDON : B. White and Son, 1791 A near fine copy of Rousseau's Letters translated and explained by Professor Thomas Martyn, 3rd edition bound with Thirty-Eight plates, also by Thomas Martyn, 1st edition 1788. In high quality recent full leather binding with gilt compartments to spine, title labels and gilt tooling to boards. Letters is 503 pp plus index sections, with folding table outlining Linnaeus' system. The Thiry-Eight plates, a complete work in itself, but prepared to link with the Letters, is 72 pp with 38 beautiful hand coloured plates by Nodder. The colouring is fine and bright. There is the odd spot and mark but overall this is a lovely copy.

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        Testacea utriusque Siciliae eorumque historia et anatome tabulis aeneis illustrata a Iosepho Xaverio Poli francisci I.P.F.A. Siciliarum et Hierusalem regis instutore. Tomus I-III (complete)

      Parma, Regio, 1791-1795, and Ducali, 1826-1827. Three volumes in three. Folio (ca. 50.5 x 34.6 cm). 680 pp. [(iv), x, 90, 50, 70; 75-264, lxvi; (iii), xxiv, 44, 56, xlviii, iii]. Frontispiece portrait of Poli in volume III; 57 engraved plates [1-18; 19-39; 40-57] in double suite (illustrations in detail and again in outline), the detailed version of plate XL used as frontispiece to volume I., several engraved head and tail pieces. Contemporary near matching brown half calf over tree-calf resembling boards (volume I) and marbled boards (volume II), and burgundy half calf over marbled boards (volume III), each with gilt title on the spine.* One of the rarest and most influential works on malacology including the very rare and usually lacking third volume published 30 years later. "Poli ... is celebrated as the author of a lavishly illustrated, scientifically illuminating and extremely costly work on the molluscs of Sicily which, because it is so rare, is not as widely known as it should be" (Dance, A history of shell collecting). Giuseppe Saverio Poli (1746-1825) was one of the first to describe and illustrate extensively both the mollusc shell and the animal that produced it. He used the Linnaean system to describe the shells but was dissatisfied with the systematics of the living animals. Therefore he introduced a "parallel" system with different, yet also binominal names for the animals. Later, these nominal species were synonymised and nowadays we find that several of Poli's shell names as well as several of his mollusc names are regarded as valid. The parts published during Poli's life deal with bivalves and multivalves (mainly chitons and some groups no longer regarded as Mollusca), and the additional part by the Italian medical doctor and zoologist Stefano Della Chiaje (1794-1860), published just after Poli's death, treated the gastropods, cephalopods and scaphopods. Della Chiaje, a pupil of Poli, added a eulogy and bibliography, as well as the portrait of Poli which was drawn by the renowned Italian painter Giuseppe Cammarano (1766-1850) and engraved by another important Italian artist, Antonio Ricciani (1775-1836). Boards a bit soiled, spine ends rubbed. With partial loss of head and tail of spine to volume II. Old library stamps on the title pages, a tear with old repair in plate 48, and in the frontispiece to volume III; lacking pp. 71-74 (one text leaf) in the end of volume I (apparently never included), some light soiling to a few outer edges, otherwise a very good complete set of this rare (the first two volumes) to extremely rare (the third volume) work. Caprotti I, p. 56; [II] p. 184; Dance, p. 66 ; Nissen ZBI, 3213.

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        Försök til en beskrifning öfwer Nora och Lindes bergslagers fögderi uti Örebro höfdingedöme.

      Första delen om fögderiet i gemen. Andra delen om hwart härad i synnerhet. I-II. Örebro, J. P. Lindh, 1791. 8:o. (16),88 + 89-238,(2) s. Hfrbd med brandgul titeletikett. Ryggen blekt och lätt nött. Inlagan genomgående lagerfläckig och med enstaka småfläckar. Med nära samtida namnteckningar av Olof Persson vid Grehåsar den 16 januari 1799. På samma sida är Gunnar Hægerstolpes namnteckning daterad 1874. Olof Anderssons namnteckning och stpl på titelbladet. Med Birger Nauckhoffs och Johnny Hagbergs exlibris.. Setterwall 6231. Teijler Litteratur om Örebro län 6459. Utan det sällsynta tilläggsbladet "Continuation af rättelserna". Arbetet bygger delvis på föregångarna Nohrborgs och Hülphers beskrivningar av trakten. Kronofogden Mozelius (1708-94) avslutar förordet till sitt arbete med en i sammanhanget passande bön: "Herren, som i högden bor, och af begynnelsen i bergen nedlagdt sin wälsignelse til folkens näring och fromma intil närwarande tid; han wälsigne yttermera wårt Norden med malmfyndige berg, til hyttors och andre inrättade wärks drift och närande gång, intil thess bergen aldeles wika, och högarne falla!"

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        DICTIONNAIRE RAISONNE UNIVERSEL D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE Contenant L'histoire Des Animau, Des Vegetaux et Des Minerau, et Celle Des Corps Celestes, Des Meteores, et Des Autres Principaux Phenomenes De La Nature; Etc

      Lyon: Chez Bruyset Freres, 1791. The "quarto" edition, in eight volumes, text in French, reviewed and expanded considerably by the author. Frontispiece in first volume, all volumes with half-titles, bound in full tan calf, raised bands, green and brown morocco spine labels gilt, other compartments ruled in gilt, all edges speckled red, small bibliotheque de Lumigny label to upper corner of pastedowns, short split to joint of two volumes, some chipping to spine ends, text remarkably bright and fresh. In all, a handsome, well preserved set. Valmont's passion for nature as a young man led him to study his entire life and eventually teach natural history. His work was so impressive that the government paid for his travel and research in the various branches of natural history. His first work, Treatise on Mineralogy was published in 1763, followed by the present work first published in 1764.. Quarto.

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        The Pilgrim's Progress. A New [Second] Edition, divided into Chapters. [With] large explanatory and practical Notes. With the Life of the Author: by G. Burder. HANDSOME COPY OF A RARE COVENTRY ISSUE

      M. Luckman, Coventry and J. Mathews, 18 Strand, London, 1791. 2 parts in one vol., 12mo., on laid paper, with an engraved frontispiece and 8 engraved plates, some mild age-staining (rather heavier on frontispiece and some plates), contemporary name on title; strongly and attractively bound in early nineteenth-century half roan, marbled boards tooled in gilt, back with four flat bands elaborately tooled in gilt, second compartment lettered in gilt, red sprinkled edges, a very good, firm copy in well-preserved period binding. With three pages of hymns and single-page publisher's advertisement at rear. L6 has short tear (not affecting text) and neat repair at upper margin. The work is divided into two parts as often.Burder was a Congregationalist minister [sometime active in Coventry] who began life as an engraver but subsequently played an important role in the founding of the RTS. His edition of 'The Pilgrim's Progress' (1786) is the first to be divided into chapters and was frequently reprinted.This is apparently the second Coventry printing; we have a note of an earlier (1790) version issued by Luckman & Suffield. In the earlier issue the pagination is similar but the plates include a frontispiece to each part; here the number of plates remains the same, but all are numbered for inclusion in the first part. Rare. ESTC lists only the 1786 edition.

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        The Castle of Otranto, A Gothic Story. Translated by William Marshall... From the Original Italian of Onuphrio Muralto, Canon of the Church of St. Nicholas at Otranto.

      Parma: Printed by Bodoni, for J. Edwards, Bookseller of London, 1791.. First Bodoni edition, and sixth edition overall, large 8vo, xxxii, 243, (1) pp. Frontispiece, portrait of Mary Coke (to whom an introductory sonnet is addressed) and 6 plates, later booklabel of Shrubland Hall to fly leaf, marbled endpapers. Contemporary straight-grained red morocco, a.e.g., gilt titled spine with double rules, Greek key roll pattern to the inside dentelles, light damp staining to the insider lower corners of the covers and front and rear blanks, otherwise an attractive copy. One of 300 copies, with the title page second state and the frontispiece state C. Hazen pp56-63, not mentioning the portrait of Mary Coke. Rothschild 2492.

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        [Two political pamphlets printed 1791-1793.]

      Vindiciæ Gallicæ. Defence of the French Revolution and the English Admirers, Against the Accusations of the Right Hon. Edmund Burke [...]. London, G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1791. Second edition. 351 p. + The Essence of the Calm Observer, on the Subjects of the Concert of Princes, the Dismemberment of Poland, and the War with France [...].W. Williams, 1793. 75 p.Two works bound in one volume. Contemporary half leather with red edges. Red leather label on the spine with the text "Sedition". Old annotations with ink ("Contents") on front free end-paper. Some underlinings with pencil in the margins. Interior and binding in very good condition

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        Sakuntala oder der entscheidende Ring. Ein indisches Schauspiel von Kalidas.

      Aus den Ursprachen Sanskrit und Prakrit ins Englische und aus diesem ins Deutsche übersetzt mit Erläuterungen von Georg Forster. Johann Peter Fischer, Mainz und Leipzig 1791. 8vo. XL+366+(1) pages. Contemporary halfleather binding of calf with gilt line decoration on the spine. Old inscription on the inner cover. Otherwise only minor wear.. The first edition of the German translation of Sakuntala. The translator Georg Forster was a German naturalist, travel writer, and ethnologist, and one of his greatest achievements was his participation on the voyage around the world of James Cook. Returning from his travels Forster worked at universities in Germany and became a central figure of the German enlightenment. His translation of Sakuntala was an inspiration to Herder and Goethe and it set off a German interest in India in general

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        An Essay on the Nature and Laws of Uses and Trusts. Including a Treatise on Conveyances at Common Law; and Those Deriving Their Effect from the Statute of Uses

      First edition of the principal work of the Lincoln's Inn barrister who later served on the Real Property Law Commission, "a professional treatise of deservedly high repute", singled out by Roscoe Pound for its influence in this country's early years. Modern 3/4 crimson morocco, gilt-lettered, a bit strained and some light pencilling, else a good copy. Printed for E. and R. Brooke, London, 1791.

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        An Essay on the Learning of Contingent Remainders and Executory Devises [etc.]. The Fourth Edition. Two Volumes [complete] [bound with] Copies of Opinions Ascribed to Eminent Council . . . Addressed to the . . . Earl of Mansfield. A New Edition

      A valuable edition of a "classic [written by] one of the great real property lawyers of [the 18th] century", in Holdsworth's words, the first volume Fearne's last, and the second John Joseph Powell's first; with the rare 'Copies', two copies in ESTC. Contemporary calf, the spine ends of volume one a bit chipped, some marginal staining, else a superior set; with upwards of 14 cancels not noted in ESTC. Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall [imprint varies] [etc.], London, 1791-95.

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        Collectanea Juridica. Consisting of Tracts Relative to the Law and Constitution of England. Two Volumes

      One of two works which Holdsworth termed Hargrave's "principal service to legal history", a rich and diverse selection of forty previously unpublished tracts from his extraordinary collection ultimately purchased and deposited in the British Library. Modern 1/4 calf, ex-library, with the ownership signature of Sir Robert Gifford, Baron Gifford, and the bookplate of Henry Bickersteth, Baron Langdale. Printed for E. and R. Brooke, Bell-Yard, Temple-Bar, London, 1791-92.

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        Pietro Lely Pittore: self portrait, engraved by Lasinio after the original painting in the Uffizi

      Florence: Niccolo Pagni and Guideppe Bardi 1791 96 Florence: Niccolo Pagni and Guideppe Bardi, 1791-96. First Edition: published in Ritratti Originali de Pittori Esistenti Nella Reale Galleria de Firenze, in an edition of only 100 copies. Image 10-3/4 x 6-1/2 inches, framed to 14-3/4 x 11 inches overall. 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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        VIAGGIO D'ANACARSI IL GIOVINE NELLA GRECIA. Verso la meta' del quarto secolo avanti l'Era Volgare. Tradotto dal francese.

      In-16 p. (mm. 160x103), 12 voll. in 8 tomi, mz. tela ottocentesca, decoraz. a secco e tit. oro al dorso, ca. 3600 pp. compless., con 30 (su 31) belle tavv. inc. in rame f.t., più volte ripieg., relative a: carte geografiche, piani, vedute e medaglie dell?antica Grecia. "Prima traduzione italiana". Cfr. Brunet,I,674/5 che cita le varie ediz. di ?cette excellente histoire de l?ancienne Grèce?, a partire dalla prima di Parigi, 1788. Esempl. ben conservato.

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        L?arte della tintura della lana e de? drappi di lana in grande e piccola tinta con una istruzione sopra le bolliture

      Verona, per gli eredi di Marco Moroni, 1791. In 8vo; pp.XVI, 382. Bella vignetta al frontespizio con ?i cinque colori primitivi?. Capilettera. Lievi brunit. Cart. mod. Jean Hellot, 1685-1766, fu membro della Royal Society di Londra. I suoi studi riguardavano gli aspetti chimici e tecnici della tintura. Partington III, pp. 67-68.

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        Précis élémentaire et méthodique de la nouvelle Géographie de la France, suivi D'une Table Alfabetiques des Chefs-lieux de Cantons, indicative des Districts et Départemens a L'Atlas National, Portatif de la France, dédié et présénte A L'Assemblée Nationale. Par les Auteurs de l'Atlas National de France. + Atlas National Portatif de la France, destiné a L'Instruction Publique. Composé de 93 Cartes....par Les Auteurs de l'Atlas National de France. (2 Parts).

      Paris, Bureau de l'Atlas National, 1791 and 1792. 4to-oblong. (21,5 x 28 cm.). Contemp. hcalf. Titlelabel on spine with gilt lettering. Spine somewhat rubbed. Corners bumped. Htitle with a loss of a small piece of paper. Second leaf frayed and with a tear in margin, no loss. (1),XXXIX(on 20 leaves),240 (on 120 lvs.),(5) pp. + Atlas: Engraved titlepage, and 92 engraved maps, of which 89 are in full contemporary handcolouring. (5 general maps, 84 departmental maps, 3 maps of overseas colonies (these 3 are folded and uncoloured).. First edition with the variant title, dated 1792. "The Atlas National de France was the culminating achievement of over 100 years of French national surveying carried out by the family Cassini. There were, finally, 182 detailed maps covering all France.... The 'authors' of the published version were Dumez and P.G. Chanlaire. A quarto version of the atlas was published first, in 1791, followed by the folio version two years later. The text preceding the atlas is entitled "Précis élémentaire et méthodique de la nouvelle Géographie de la France". Although the title refers to 93 maps there are in fact only 90 maps in total: three general maps (the offered item has 5 !!), 84 departmental maps and three maps of French colonies overseas. The internal districts shown on the maps are fully wash-coloured and the map boundaries are also coloured; the three final maps showing overseas possessions of France are, however, uncoloured. According to the atlas title, the maps were engraved by Houdan"(Shirley).See Rodney Shirley "Maps in the Atlases of The British Library", Volume I: T. ANON- 11 a and T.Anon- 11b

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        The history of the island of Dominica.

      London, 1791. viii + 285pp + 2pp adverts. + folding frontispiece 1st ed., small 'H.M. Stationery Office' oval h/s on title page but no other marks. Sporadic light tone spotting, new e.p.'s Later half calf with marbled boards, corner crease to rear board only. Overall very good. The folding frontispiece plate is a mystery to me. It is not called for but has clearly been in the book for a long time as there is a light impression on the title page. It depicts the plan of a industrial building, possibly connected with the sugar trade but more like an observatory to me. A rare book.

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        Rights of Man: Being an Answer to Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution.

      London: J.S. Jordan 1791, 92.. Fifth edition, second issue, of the first part and seventh edition, variant b, of the second part, 8vo, x, (7)-171, (1, xvi), 178 pp. A few light spots, attractive later bookplate of William John Robertson, marbled endpapers. 19th century maroon half morocco, t.e.g., a handsome copy. An instant best-seller on publication, its radical views led to a flurry of opposing pamphlets and quickly to Paine's exile. Still one of the most influential political tracts ever, it was dedicated to George Washington - "That the Rights of Man may become as universal as your benevolence can wish, and that you may enjoy the happiness of seeing the New World regenerate the Old..." "...the clearest of all expositions of the basic principles of democracy..." (Printing and the Mind of Man 241). Gimbel pp 99 & 105. Complete in two parts.

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        Droits de l'Homme; en réponse a l'attaque de M. Burke Sur la Révolution Francaise. Traduit de l'Anglois, par F. Soulés. Avec des Notes & une nouvelle Préface de l'Auteur.

      Paris, F. Buisson, Mai 1791. 8vo. Uncut in a very nice newer half vellum with gilt red leather title-label to spine. A very fine and clean copy. VIII, 148 pp.. Scarce first edition thus, being the first French edition of Paine's seminal "The Rights of Man": "the textbook of radical thought and the clearest of all expositions of the basic principles of democracy" (PMM). This first French edition is the first to contain the the author's preface to the reader, addressing directly the revolutionary public. It is furthermore the second edition of the text in its original form, preceded only by the true first edition, printed in London in February of the same year, which was immediately suppressed, on the day of publication, and very few copies of which have thus survived. The following British editions were all toned down and the wording thus different. Only the first French edition contains the uncensored text. The same publisher issued another edition, also Paris, also in May, which collates differently (XII, 227), that edition is considered the second state and thus later than the present, which is accepted as the first state. The work was written as a response to Burke's "Reflections on the Revolution in France" from 1790, in which Burke voices his distrust of the "Perfectibilitarians" and of the mere destructive criticism of institutions and concludes that the French revolutionaries are not fighting for real liberty and that they have no idea what it would take for them to "form themselves into a mass which has a true political personality". Reacting to Burke's excpression of the horror and dismay that the liberal-minded now felt for the French revolutionaries, Paine defends the French Revolution against Burke's attacked. He famously lays down the principles of fundamental human rights that must stand no matter what, no matter what is necessary to obtain them, and he argues that popular political revolution is permissible when a government does not safeguard its people, their natural rights, and their national interests. Paine himself condered the work "one of the most useful and benevolent books ever offered to mankind". It was indeed hugely popular, hugely controversial, and hugely influential. Although suppressed on the day of publication, the modified version was quickly printed and reprinted. It was very widely circulated, with copies being read aloud in inns and coffee houses. Although the Revolution controversy had spawned more than 300 pamphlets, Pain's "Rights of Man" was the first seriously to damage Burke's case and to restore credit to the French both in Britain and America. The publication of Rights of Man caused a furor in England; Thomas Paine was tried in absentia, and convicted for seditious libel against the Crown, but was unavailable for hanging, having departed England for Africa

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        Beskrivelse over Danske Mynter og Medailler i Den Kongelige Samling. 2 Bd. (Tekstbind + Tavlebind).

      Kjøbenhavn [Copenhagen], N.Møller, 1791. Folio. (42x30 cm.). Indbundet i 2 samtidige helldrbd. Alle rygge og kanter restaurerede, det oprindelige skind i store træk bevaret, den oprindelige ryg med rygforgyldning (svag) og forgyldt skindtitel bevaret. Htitel, titelblad m.stor kobberstukket vignet. LXIV, 819, (4) pp. samt tavlebind med kobberstukket titelblad, 17 kobberstukne deltitelblade og 319 (alle) helsides kobberstukne plancher med talrige afbildninger. Dette eksemplar er tilsagt (i guldtryk på begge forpermer) "For Den Kongelige Kiöbenhavnske Mynt 1791".Folio. 2 contemp. full calf. Restored, rebacked preserving old spine, gilt. Half-title with large engraved vignette. Text-volume: LXIV, 819, (4) pp. Plate-volume: engraved titlepage, 17 engraved part-titles and 319 (all) full page engraved plates with numerous illustration of coins etc.. Dette monumentalværk - dansk numismatisk hovedværk - blev trykt af Nic. Møller med antikva og med 2 store kobberst. vignetter af F.L. Bradt og tavlebindets titelblad og deltitelblade er stukket af G. Fahrenholtz. - Yderst sjældent udbudt. Birkelund nr. 185. - Bibl. Danica II:587.The very rare first (and only) edition of the monumental main work of Danish numismatics. This grandiose work was printed with antiqua by the famous Danish printer Nicolaus Møller, and the two large vignettes are engraved (and possibly drawn) by F.L. Bradt. The title-page in new-classicistic style as well as the part-titles are engraved by G. Fehrenholtz

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        Götterlehre oder mythologische Dichtungen der Alten.

      Zusammengestellt. Mit fünf und sechzig in Kupfer gestochenen Abbildungen nach antiken geschnittnen Steinen und andern Denkmälern des Alterthums. Berlin, J. F. Unger, 1791. 8:o. Front,XII,416 s. & 29 grav. plr. Hfrbd från 1800-talets första tredjedel med sparsamt guldornerad och blindpressad ryggdekor. Blåstänkta snitt. Ryggen blekt med några minimala fläckar. Övre pärmhörnen stukade. Fin inlaga med några små pappersförluster på s. IX överst i inre marginalen och på s. 407 i nedre yttre hörnet. Några mindre fläckar i yttermarginalen på s. 33-34 och i texten på s. 107-08. Diskreta blyertsanteckningar i marginalerna på sina håll. Från Östanå.. Har utkommit i en mängd senare upplagor. Planscherna signerade J. A. Carstens och J. J. F. Tassaert. Författaren (1757-93) började som skådespelare, studerade därefter teologi och blev sedermera, efter resor i England och Italien, professor i arkeologi i Berlin. Hans mest kända litterära arbete är "Anton Reiser", som är en psykologisk och kulturhistorisk framställning av en ung mans utveckling under 'Sturm- und Drangtiden'

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        SCHOLEFIED, Radcliffe. Love to Enemies Explained and Recommended, in a Discourse, Delivered to the Two Societies of the Old and New Meetings, in Birmingham... Deritend: Printed by J. Belcher 1791. (viii), 24 pp. An Abstract of... An Appendix to the Sacred Tragedy. [n.d., 1737]. viii, 17, (1) pp. BLACOW: The Defence of the Rev. Richard Blacow, Addressed to the Jury, in the Court at Lancaster... for a Libel against the Queen, with Notes on the Whig-Radical Faction. To which is prefixed, the Sermon that was read in evidence... London: Printed and Published for the Author 1822. (ii), 120 pp. The Operatives, a Genteel Comedy, in three acts. Edinburgh: Printed for R. Miller 1827. (ii), 25, (1) pp. The Queen that Jack Found. London: John Fairburn 1820. Sixth edition, (36) pp. OSMER, William. A Dissertation on Horses; Wherein it is demonstrated... that Innate Qualities do not exist, and that the excellence of this Animal is altogether mechanical and not in the Blood. London: T. Waller 1756. First edition, 42, 45-61, (3) pp. FREER, Adam. Dissertatio Medica Inauguralis, De Syphilide Venerea... Edinburgh: Balfour, Auld & Smellie 1767. (iv), 42 pp.

      . Seven works in one volume, 8vo. Upper wrapper of Blacow's Defence bound in, "The Queen that Jack Found" with 13 woodcuts - 12 by George Cruikshank - and bound without the advertisements, Osmer's Dissertation lacking one leaf (pp 43/4). Some light foxing and soiling, old manuscript contents list to front blank, marbled endpapers, sides and edges, bookplates to paste down and fly leaf. 19th century half calf, slightly worn, rebacked with a black label reading "Pamphlets".A varied collection of 18th and 19th century works, including several very rare items. Scholefield's sermon followed the riots and destruction of the Dissenters' chapels in Birmingham. The Abstract and Appendix to the Sacred Tragedy are removed from a larger work. Rev. Richard Blacow was convicted of libel, having referred to Queen Caroline in a sermon as "the Goddess of Lust", and she is also the subject of the lively poem "The Queen That Jack Found", which contains caricatures of the royal couple and other public figures. Freer's paper on syphilis was his only published work. Only two copies (Oxford and Cambridge) located of Blacow's Defence, and one (Edinburgh) of the play "The Operatives". Osmer's "Dissertation on Horses" is a very scarce work in any edition with only three copies appearing at auction in the last 30 years. Cohn 679.

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        A Narrative of the Building and a Description of the Construction of the Edystone Lighthouse

      With Stone: To which is subjoined, An Appendix, giving some Account of the Lighthouse on the Spurn Point, built upon a Sand. London: Printed for the Author, by H. Hughs 1791. With titleengraving and 23 copperengravings. Fol. XVI + 198 pp. Bound, in old style, with all edges gilt in nice new full red morocco richly gilt on spine and boards. Printed on thick paper.. The very rare 1st edition only printed in a small edition for Smeaton by H. Hughs. Smeaton´s experiments to discover a suitable cement was a turning-point in the history of building materials. The lighthouse which showed a light for 123 years, was eventually replaced by James N. Douglass in 1882 on Plymouth Hoe. British Archit. Library, Early Printed Books IV

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        Oeuvres completes de Voltaire 1-100.

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

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        La divina commedia di dante alighieri nuovamente corretta e spiegata e difesa da f.b.l.m.c. roma, preso antonio fulgoni, 1791.

      Tre volumi di cm. 26,5, pp. (2) xxviii, 502 (2); (2) 523 (1); (2) xii, 541 (1). Frontespizi incisi con grande vignetta centrale e 3 tavole fuori testo. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con titoli in oro su tasselli ai dorsi. Sguardie e tagli marmorizzati. Poche e leggere bruniture a qualche sezione di carte, ma esemplare genuino e molto bello. Celebre e stimata edizione, la prima in assoluto della Divina Commedia stampata a Roma. Cfr. Mambelli (78): ""...L'autore del commento è il frate Baldasare Lombardi, Minor Conventuale, il quale per questa magnifica edizione, divenuta rara... pensò che si dovesse ritornare alle antiche stampe e principalmente all'edizione del Nidobeato (1478)...""; De Batines I, 119; Gamba 397. Si unisce: Aggiunta alla Divina Commedia di Dante Alighieri stampata in Roma nell'anno 1791 in tre tomi in quarto. Esame delle correzioni... S.n.t. Opuscolo di pp. 16, in-quarto.

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