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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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        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

      J. Moore 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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        Andrea Schiavone Pitt: 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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