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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]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein Buchantiquariat]
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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)

      [Bookseller: The Castle Bookshop]
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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.

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

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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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

      [Bookseller: John Shotton]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ]
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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

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Taberna Libraria]
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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 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.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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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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      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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      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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      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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        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 .

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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.

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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.

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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!"

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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