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        Descripto Anatomica Nervorum Lumbalium Sacralium et Extremitatum Inferiorum. Cum Quatuor Tabulis Linearibus et Quatuor Adumbratis.

      Leipzig: Apud Siegfried Lebrecht Crusium, 1791, Large folio (60 x 44 cm), (4), 57, (1) pp., mit sieben von acht gestochenen Tafeln, im schlanken Halbledereinband aus der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts minimal fleckig. Erste und einzige Ausgabe! "Johann Leonard Fischer ... stach von ihm gezeichnete Tafeln für seine Beschreibung der nerven der Lumbalgegend und der unteren Extremitäten (mit 4 ausschatierten und 4 linearen Tafeln, Leipzig, 1791) in ganz ausgezeichneter Weise in Kupfer." Richard N. Wegner, Das Anatomenbildnis (1939), p.18Johann Leonhard Fischer, "zu Kiel, war am 19. Mai 1760 zu Culmbach im Bayreuthischen geboren, wurde 1785 zu Leipzig Dr. phil., Prosector der anatomischen Anstalt, 1789 Dr. med. mit der Diss.: "Taeniae hydatigenae in plexu choroideo nuper inventae historia" (mit Tafl. 4.) und Professor e. o., nachdem er vorher bereits einige zoologisch - veterinärwissenschaftliche Arbeiten: "P. C. F. Werneri vermium intestinalium brevis expositio. Continuatio secunda etc." (Leipzig 1786, mit Tafl.) - "Continuatio tertia" (1788, mit Tafl.) - "Observationes de oestro ovino atque bovino factae dissert." (Leipzig 1787, 4. mit 4 Tafl.) - " Ueber die Finnen im Schweinefleisch" (Deutsches gemeinnütziges Magazin. 1788) herausgegeben hatte. Er verfasste ferner noch die anatomischen Schriften: "Anweisung zur praktischen Zergliederungskunst nach Anleitung des Thom. Pole Anatomical Instructor" (Leipzig 1791, m. Kpf.) - "Dasselbe. Die Zubereitung der Sinneswerkzeuge und Eingeweide" (Leipzig 1733) - "Neurologiae generalis tractatus, descriptio anatomica nervorum lumbalium etc." (Leipzig 1791, Fol., mit Tafl.). 1793 wurde er als Prof. ord. der Anatomie und Chirurgie nach Kiel berufen, wurde 1802 Archiater und Director des akademischen Krankenhauses, war Mitglied des Schleswig-Holstein'schen Sanitäts-Collegiums seit dessen Errichtung 1804 und der Direction der Hebammenanstalt, wurde 1810 Etatsrath. In Kiel verfasste er noch eine "Praefatio ad I. F. Seidel index musei anatomici Kiliensis" (1818) und mehrere Aufsätze in verschiedenen Journalen. Sein Vortrag war lebhaft und anziehend, sein Haus der Sammelplatz für die Schätze mehrerer Reiche der Natur. Nach längerer Kränklichkeit starb er am 8. März 1833." G., Hirsch-H.II, p.528 siehe - Neuer Nekrolog der Deutschen. Jahrg. 11, 1833, I. pag. 167. - Callisen, VI, pag. 295 XXVIII, pag. 53.Waller 3062. Blake p.147.

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        Descripcion historial de la provincia y archipielago de Chiloe, en el reyno de Chile [including the Noticias practicas, e individuales de las islas nombradas vulgarmente de Otahiti ó Carolinas situadas en el mar del sud, ó Pacifico]

      First edition, an important work on the Island of Chiloe (Chile), and the Spanish exploration in the Pacific in the later half of the 18th century by Boenechea and Andia: Noticias practicas, e individuales de las islas nombradas vulgarmente de Otahiti ó Carolinas situadas en el mar del sud, ó Pacifico, a description of Domingo de Boenechea´s exploration of Tahiti and various Polynesian islands, prompted by the English exploration and recent English voyages in the Pacific, drafted following the return of the Second Spanish Voyage to Tahiti in 1775 (following another in 1772 also by Boenechea), amongst the earliest explorations of the Islands ever performed. Don Domingo de Boenechea y Andonaegui (1713-75), a veteran Basque captain, was chosen, in 1772, by the Viceroy of Peru, Manuel de Amat, to lead an expedition to Tahiti and Polynesia. Aboard the frigate Santa Maria Magdalena, better known as the Aguila, Boenechea sailed from Callao, on September 26, 1772, and after an easy passage arrived at the Tuamotu Archipelago, discovering an island on October 28 which he named San Simon y Judas (Tauere), and another which he named San Quintin (Haraiki) on October 31. The following day, he encountered Anaa, which he named Todos Santos; and on November 6 he sighted Meetia, which received the name of San Cristobal. On November 8 he arrived at Tahiti, which he named Amat. Amat was encouraged by Boenechea's accounts and decided to authorize a second expedition, with the objective of landing priests on Tahiti, so as to convert the natives to Christianity and to gain their loyalty to the Spanish Crown. Boenechea's second expedition embarked on the Aguila from Callao on September 20, 1774. On October 29 they sighted an island which was named San Narciso (Tatakoto), and two days later, the island of San Simon (Tauere).  On November 1, two islands were sighted which were named Los Martires (Tekokoto) -at the same time as Andia, however they did not meet- and San Juan (Hikueru). The island of San Quintin (Haraiki) was seen, and at Todos Santos (Anaa) they traded with the natives for coconuts and artifacts. On November 13 they sighted San Cristobal (Meetia), and the next day they reached their key destination, Amat (Tahiti). After some exploration of the coast, they anchored on November 27 in a harbor that they named Santa Cruz de Ohatutira (Tautira Bay). They met with the local chief, Vehiatua, and land was selected for the homestead built for the priests. After settling the friars, Boenechea sailed northwest for Orayatea (Raiatea). He passed Tetiaroa, which he renamed Los Tres Ermanos; sighted Huahine, which he named La Hermosa; and saw Raiatea, which he named La Princessa. Maurua was renamed San Antonio, and Borabora received the new name of San Pedro. The ships returned to Tahiti, where Boenechea died on January 26, 1775. Gayangos thereafter discovered the island of Raivavae in the Austral group that he named Santa Rosa, before returning to Callao on April 8, 1775. Importantly, Boenechea's description of the islands is one of the earliest detailed accounts of Tahiti and the Society Islands in existence and a fundamental source of information on the appearance of the islands before European settlements and influence. Much of this work by the head of the Franciscan missionary college of Santa Rosa at Ocapa, Peru, is a history of the Chilean province of Chiloe. The map Mapa de la Provincia y Archipielago de Chiloe en el Reyno de Chile Obispado de la Concepcion, is first large-scale map of Chiloe. The Chiloe Archipelago is a large group of islands, which features the large island of Chiloe, located off the coast of Chile in the Pacific. The map is very detailed, we can only assume it was compiled from the most updated available geographical information; it is dramatically engraved and features a compass rose and a title cartouche. The engraving represents a tree shaped like Christ on the Cross. Palau 104963. Sabin 27822. Cooper (Bib. of Tribes of Tierra del Fuego) 93.

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        Karte des nordlichsten America; California, Washington & Oregon

      Berlin 1791 - Sheet Dimension: 19.25 x 16.5 in. Copper etching. Daniel Sotzmann was a German cartographer and was active between 1783 and 1806. He produced a number of district, province and city maps of Germany in association with Carl Ludwig Oesfeld. Their work laid the foundations for the cartographic style used by many German cartographers throughout the nineteenth century. This map if a fine example of Daniel Sotzmann's incredible eye for detail. Based upon Arrowsmith's map reports of the discoveries of MacKenzie's Voyage and Stephen Long's Expedition to the source of the Mississippi River. As well as the Hudson Straits, Great Lakes, Missouri and Ohio River.

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        Rapport sur l'instruction publique, fait au nom du comité de constitution à l'assemblée nationale

      Paris, Baudoin et Du Pont, 1791, in-4, (4), 216, 7 planches repliées, demi-basane à coins de l'époque, tranches cirées, gardes marbrées, Premier rapport sur l'instruction publique de l'histoire de la République française. La Constitution du 3 septembre 1791 formulait des principes généraux ambitieux au sujet de l'instruction : "il sera créé et organisé une instruction publique commune à tous les citoyens, gratuite à l'égard des parties d'enseignements indispensables pour tous les hommes [...]". Le rapport de Talleyrand-Périgord propose une mise en pratique de cette double ambition de gratuité et de transmission d'un savoir incompressible. Son projet, présenté à l'Assemblée constituante les 10, 11 et 19 septembre 1791, érige un premier squelette de la future Éducation Nationale : une organisation administrative et matérielle, et des programmes. Il affirme surtout quelques grands principes fondateurs de l'instruction publique et républicaine française : une instruction primaire universelle et gratuite, la liberté d'enseignement et la mise en place d'une administration centrale. Malheureusement pour ce premier rapport fondateur, les événements politiques se compliquant et les idées sur l'éducation évoluant rapidement, il ne fut jamais réellement discuté et donc ne connut aucune application. Il servit toutefois de premier jalon et, grâce à l'édition qui en fut faite, il fut largement diffusé. En fin de volume, les 9 tableaux, en 7 planches repliées, présentent, pour chaque niveau de l'école primaire, une arborescence des différentes matières à enseigner, leur contenu et les méthodes qu'il convient d'employer. Exemplaire frais et grand de marges de ce texte de pédagogie et de théorie éducative. Coins émoussés. Planche VI à la toute fin de l'ouvrage.

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        The English Art of Cookery, According to the Present Practice; Being a Complete Guide to all Housekeepers, on a Plan entirely new; consisting of Thirty-eight Chapters. etc. etc.

      Dublin, Ireland: P. Byrne. FR/No Dustjacket. 1791. Leather. Spine worn, rubbed. . 12mo., xxiv, 24 Bill of Fare, 532 pages., LACKS TITLE PAGE! rest complete. .

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        DORDRECHT, GEZELSCHAP SIMPLICITE--- Album nr. 2 van het gezelschap Simplicité te Dordrecht over de jaren 1816-1843. Oblong album in rood marokijn gebonden, met een groot aantal bijdragen, in de vorm van gedichten en tekeningen. Manuscript.

      Het gezelschap was opgericht in 1791 en vierde in 1816 het 25 jarig bestaan, op huize Rhijn-oort van medelid Van Poelien van Nuland. Het album opent met teksten betr. dit jubileum door P. v. Braam, G.J. Schacht, M. Lemzon Pijnaker M.D. en mej. J.C. Nolthenius. Voorts een ledenlijst met de namen Gevaerts, van Poelien, Vrijthoff, Pit, Gevers, v.d. Santheuvel, Pelerin, Sandra (ook echtgenotes waren lid). Dan volgen ca. 50 bijdragen van gasten (en waarschijnlijk nieuwe leden) in de periode 1816-1841. In 1841 werd het 50 jarig bestaan gevierd. Opnieuw een ledenlijst en jubileum-bijdragen van president B.J. Vrijthoff en 7 leden. Tot slot weer 5 bijdragen van gasten over 1841-1843.M11624

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        Ausführung des Plans und Zweks Jesu. In Briefen an Wahrheit forschende Leser.

      Berlin, August Mylius 1791-1793. \"8°. 12 Tle in 6 Bd. Bd 1. 2. 254 S., S. 257-476; 3. 4. S.477-700, 254 S.; 5. 6. S. 257-480, S. 481-720; 7. 8. 238 S., 222 S.; 9. 10. 224 S., 222 S.; 11. 12. 206 S., 156 S. Sehr gut erhaltene hellbraune Lederbände d. Zeit, mit je zwei Rückenschildchen u. floraler Rückenverzierung in Goldprägung. Seiten etwas gebräunt, sonst fast fleckenlos. Mit Schriftzug v. alter Hand auf jedem Innendeckel, e. Besitzervermerk auf jedem Titelblatt, sowie einer handschriftlichen Autorenangabe am Titelblatt d. ersten Bändchens.\" \"Goedeke IV,825,70 (Bd 1-8). ADB 1,722f. ). Meusel. Verst. Teutsche Schriftsteller 1,145f. ? der evangelische Theologe und radikale Aufklärungsschriftsteller K. F. Bahrdt (1740-1792) versucht in vorl., in 32 Briefen gegliederte, ?Ausführung des Plans und Zwecks Jesu? eine naturalistische, von deistischem Gedankengut getragene, Interpretation der Lebensgeschichte Jesu. Der Autor wurde, auf Grund seiner freizügigen Lebensführung u. nicht zuletzt wegen einer umstrittenen Bibelübersetzung, jeder theologischen Tätigkeit enthoben und 1789 wegen einer vom ihm verfassten Satire gegen das preußische Religionsedikt zu Festungsarrest verurteilt. - \"\"Endlich in seiner \"\"Ausführung des Plans und Zweckes Jesu\"\" (1783) erscheint B., dem alten Freimaurer und Gründer der deutschen Union, gleichsam einer Fortsetzung des Illuminatenordens, Jesus als Stifter einer geheimen Ordensgesellschaft mit drei Graden, bestimmt das heilige Depot der vernünftigen Religion im Stillen zu verwahren, um es gegen Aberglauben und Priesterbetrug zu schützen, wie denn auch schon Moses mittelst einer Art von Maurerei und durch Geheimnisse die Israeliten vom Joch der Aegypter befreite. An den Ordensbrüdern hatte Jesus willige Werkzeuge, die bei den wunderbar scheinenden Handlungen und besonders zur Zeit seines Leidens und Sterbens als stärkende Engel und als Engel in Weißen Kleidern sich thätig erwiesen. Nach der scheinbaren Himmelfahrt lebte Jesus als unbekannter Oberer im Cercle einer Mutterloge fort, in welche noch Paulus aufgenommen wurde. Wie hier B. das Leben des Herrn in einen abenteuerlich sentimentalen Roman verwandelt hat, so war er selbst ein abenteuernder, immer tiefer sinkender Libertin, lustig im Leben, leicht und Alles nur anstreifend in der Wissenschaft.\"\" (ADB 1, S. 772-774).\" Versand D: 15,00 EUR Religion, Theologie, Aufklärung, Jesus Christus, Jesus von Nazaret, Messias, Sohn Gottes, Bibel, Neues Testament

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        Die Umstimmung der Mistöne des widrigen Schiksals der leidenden Juliane Charlotte Woldersleben in XVI Gesängen am Piano Forte von ihr selbst in Music gesezt.

      (Gotha, 1791).. Mit gest. Titel und 17 gest. Notentafeln. 6 Bll. Text. Neue HLwd. 23 x 29,5 cm. Eitner X, 290. - Über KVK nur ein Exemplar in der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek nachweisbar. - Eine kaum greifbare Komponistin, von der auch nur dieses eine Werk bekannt ist. Lebensdaten sind für mich nicht zu eruieren; die zeitgenössische Kritik nahm die Komposition verhalten, aber nicht ablehnend auf. - Gleichmäßig gebräunt, tls etwas fleckig. Titel verso gestempelt.

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        Nouvelles recherches sur la fièvre puerpérale.

      Paris, Méquignon aîné, 1791. ____ Première édition. François Doublet, "médecin de la Faculté de Paris et de la Société Royale de médecine" exerçait à l'hôpital de Vaugirard. Une partie de ce travail a été publié dans l' "Histoire de la Société royale de médecine". Coiffe inférieure rognée. Bon exemplaire.*-------*. In-12. [164 x 92 mm] Collation : XVII, 356 pp. Basane marbrée, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        The Witticisms, Anecdotes, Jests, and Sayings of Dr. Samuel Johnson

      London - Printed for the Editor 1791 - A scarce copy of this work by J. Merry on Dr. Samuel Johnson. Rare and sought after - the lighter side of the famous man. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Perhaps his best known work is A Dictionary of the English Language (1755) which had a far-reaching effect on Modern English. With a frontispiece. DetailsCondition: In a half morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally, excellent with just some minor rubbing. Internally, firmly bound. Pages generally bright with some occasional foxing. Ink inscription to title page dated 1792. Overall: VERY GOOD . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Lady's Complete Guide; or Cookery in All Its Branches. Mrs. Cole's Cookery. The Third Edition. Greatly Improved. Also, The Complete Brewer and The Family Physician

      London: G Kearsley. Worn condition. Cover rubbed and scuffed. Front board detached. Text block split in two. Some foxing. Text complete and in overall good condition. 1791. Third Edition. Brown hardback leather cover. 200mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). lvi, 460pp. Includes The Cook and Housewife's Calendar, or monthly list of things in season from January to December; Proper articles to cover the table every month (course lists);Suppers; Speciment of a Housekeepers Book with year end statement; Marketing tables from one penny three farthings to three pence per pound; table of expenses, income and wages from farthings to pounds and back to farthings; index. .

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Hamburg, 18. X. 1791. - 1 S. auf Doppelblatt mit Adresse (Faltbrief). 4to. An den Schauspieler Jacob Herzfeld (1762-1826) in Wien, den er noch im selben Jahr vom Schikaneder'schen Theater zu sich nach Hamburg holte: "Meine Zeit ist so eingeschränkt, daß ich Ihnen mein werther Herr Herzfeld nur wenig schreiben kann. Es ist mir angenehm, wenn Ihnen das Engagement lieb ist! Ich wünsche nichts weiter, als daß Sie sich selbst gut seyn mögen, dadurch wird auch meine Zufriedenheit mit Ihnen, und mein Eifer Ihnen fortzuhelfen vermehrt werden. Wer sich selbst (in gehörigen Schranken) gut ist, wird Eifer für die Kunst haben, wird ein guter Wirth seyn, wird nach strenger Moral handeln, wird den Umgang jedes zweydeutigen Menschen fliehen. Bis ich Ihnen einige Rollen überschicke, rathe ich Ihnen den Eduard aus Verbrechen aus Ehrfurcht, den jungen Grafen Wodmar aus der Familie, den Lügner aus Wahrheit ist gut Ding, Albrecht aus der Agnes Bernauerin zu lernen. Einige Rollen - aus dem Kinde der Liebe etc. etc. - werde ich Ihnen schicken. Seyn Sie so gut, mir einen von den 2 Briefen wieder zu schicken, ich habe keine Abschrift genommen. Beinahe auf dem graden Wege bekommen Sie die Theater in Prag, Dresden und Berlin zu sehn. - Leben Sie wohl! grüssen Sie die Hrn. Arnstein und Lange [.]". - Alte Faltspuren; gelegentliche Randeinrisse.

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        Theorie der sittlichen Gefühle. Uebersetzt, vorgeredet, und hin und wieder kommentirt von Ludwig Theobul Kosegarten. Leipzig: Gräff, 1791.

      - First edition of this second translation of The Theory of Moral Sentiments (following that of Rautenberg which appeared in 1770), made from the fifth English edition. In 1795 Kosegarten published a supplementary volume containing the main additions of the sixth edition. No other German translation was published until 1926. In nineteenth-century Germany, the influence of Smith's ideas was enormous, and 'Das Adam Smith Problem' was the name given to the task of reconciling the conception of human nature given in The Theory of Moral Sentiments with that in The Wealth of Nations (see Keith Tribe, '“Das Adam Smith Problem” and the origins of modern Smith scholarship', History of European Ideas, Vol. 34, no 4, 2008, pp 514-525). PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 8vo, [xxxii], 463, [9] pp., contemporary German half calf over speckled boards, rubbed and with a few marks, spine smooth with label lettered in gilt and two paper shelf tickets, upper front joint starting but binding firm, outer leaves including title-page somewhat browned, elsewhere only light foxing and occasional spots, no stamps or inscriptions, a very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Some Account of London. Antiquities of London and its Environs: Engraved and published by John Thomas Smith: dedicated to Sir James Winter Lake, Bart; Containing Many Curious Houses, Monuments & Statues, never before published, and also from Original drawings, Communicated by several Members of the Antiquarian Society, With Remarks & References to the much admired Works of Pennant, Lysons, Stow, Weaver, Camden, Maitland, etc; Fourth Edition. In Two Volumes.

      London, J. Sewell, R. Faulder, J. Simco &c. &c. 1791. 2 vols.; Large hardbacks, approx 12 x 9 inches. Half bound in dark green polished leather to spines and corners and green cloth covered boards. Gilt lettering, banding and raised banding to spines and gilt ruled edging to boards. All page edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. In very good conditions. Spines a little faded and rubbed at edges and ends. Corners slightly rubbed. Bookplate to endpapers “Sir Richard Farrant.” Frontis darkened with some mild foxing. Darkening and light foxing to edges of pages and plates. Else inside pages very clean and tight. Excellent early copies. 178 + 415pp (+ 62pp “A Copious Index to Account of London.”) Profusely illustrated with b%w engraved plates. Folding map to front of vol.1.

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        Mechanismus der menschlichen Sprache nebst der Beschreibung seiner sprechenden Maschine.

      - Wien, J. V. Degen, 1791. 10 Bl., 456 S. Mit gestochenem Porträt, 26 Kupfertafeln u. 1 Tabelle nach S. 322. Pappband d. Zeit mit neuem Rückenschild (etwas berieben u. bestoßen). Kempelen (1734-1804) war einer der geschicktesten Mechaniker seiner Zeit, sein mechanischer Schachspieler erregte europaweit Aufsehen. Wissenschaftlich bedeutender als dieser "Türke" waren seine Analyse der menschlichen Sprache u. die danach konstruierte Sprechmaschine. Ihre Hauptteile waren: "1. Das Mundstück oder Stimmrohr, das die menschliche Stimmritze vorstellt; 2. eine Windlade mit ihren inneren Klappen; 3. der die Lunge darstellende Blasebalg und mehrere Mund und Nase vertretende Vorrichtungen. Die Sprechmaschine ahmte die Stimme eines ca. vier Jahre alten Kindes nach und sprach laut und vernehmlich, sobald der Blasebalg nebst seinen Klappen nach Verhältnis der zu sprechenden Worte bewegt wurde. Namentlich galt dies von Lauten der französischen, lateinischen u. italienischen Sprache. Für die Aussprache deutscher Worte war der Apparat weniger geeignet" (ADB LIII, 767). - Wurzbach XI, 161. - S. 12 mit Braunfleck, sonst sauberes Exemplar. Titel verso alter Stempel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ausführliche und genaue Beschreibung zweyer höchst merkwürdiger und schwerer Geburtsfälle in einem Sendschreiben an Herrn Dr. Johann Ch. Stark.

      31 S. und 2 ausfaltbare Blatt 'an ein unparteiisches und aufgeklärtes Publicum'. Pappband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückenschild. Angebunden: Christian Ludwig Mursinna - Berichtigung des Sendschreibens des Herrn Hofrath Hagen in Berlin an den Hofrath Stark in Jena über zwey schwere geburtsfälle. Zur Erforschung der Wahrheit. Himburg Berlin, 1791. 56 Seiten. Beriebene Einbandkanten, ansonsten ein sehr gutes Exemplar. Sehr selten vor allem in dieser Zusammenstellung der Rede und Gegenrede. Good copy.

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        Remarks on forest scenery, and other woodland views, (relative chiefly to picturesque beauty) illustrated by the scenes of New-Forest in Hampshire

      R. Blamire, London 1791 - First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. [4], vii, [1], 328, iv (translations of quotations), 7 (plate list, addenda, and errata), [1]; [4], 308, iii (translations of quotations), [1], xx (index), 30 (addenda by Sir John Mitford); double-page hand-colored map, and 32 plates (one plate is present in duplicate), primarily tinted aquatints; mid-19th century full calf, gilt wavy-rule border on covers, smooth gilt-decorated spines laid out in 7 compartments, black morocco labels in 2; lightly rubbed, joints starting but the bindings are sound; some offsetting of the plates but the plates themselves are clean and sharp. An early owner has neatly corrected the considerable errata in ink and has also made some neat ink annotations. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage de M. le Marquis de Chastellux dans l'Amérique septentrionale, dans les années 1780, 1781, et 1782

      Paris: Chez Prault, 1791. Second edition. With two maps and 3 plates. 8, 408; [4], 352, [2] pp. Plates and maps are misbound, i.e., those for vol. 1 are bound in vol. 2, and those for vol. 2 bound in vol. 1). Pages 321-351 are misnumbered in vol. 2 as 221-251. 2 vols. 8vo. Contemporary quarter leather and paste paper covered boards, French tips. Joints rubbed. Exlibris of the book collector Adolphe de Mareste (1784-1867) and bookseller ticket from Ch[arles] Chadenat, Librairie Americaine et Coloniale, 17 Quai des Grands-Augustins, Paris, the important early 20th century bookseller. Some soiling to preliminaries and damp staining to the paper boards of both volumes. Very good, clean copy. Second edition. With two maps and 3 plates. 8, 408; [4], 352, [2] pp. Plates and maps are misbound, i.e., those for vol. 1 are bound in vol. 2, and those for vol. 2 bound in vol. 1). Pages 321-351 are misnumbered in vol. 2 as 221-251. 2 vols. 8vo. The second edition has a different pagination, which is not noted in Sabin. For first ed.: Sabin 12227; Howes C324; Reese Revolutionary 82

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        Résultats extraits d'un ouvrage intitulé: De la richesse territoriale de la France; ouvrage dont la rédaction n'est point encore achevée: remis au Comité de l'imposition par M. Lavoisier

      Imprimerie Nationale, Paris 1791 - ____ Première édition. Lavoisier, le premier, s'efforce d'établir les comptes de la nation française. Cet ouvrage n'a jamais été achevé. "L'importance et l'originalité de cette étude économique sont aujourd'hui reconnues. Lavoisier y apparaît comme un praticien rigoureux de l'arithmétique politique, et le précurseur de la statistique nationale." (J.-P. Poirier, Lavoisier, p. 283). Page de titre salie mais bel exemplaire dans son cartonnage d'origine. *-------*. In-8. Collation : II, 48 pp. Cartonnage de l'époque. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Friedrich Wilhelm I I King Of Prussia 1 Piece Letter Signed Potsdam, 1791

      Friedrich Wilhelm I I, King of Prussia.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1791. Paper. (Estate of John F. Lewis). Friedrich Wilhelm II, King of Prussia. 1 piece. Letter Signed. Potsdam, 1791. The document above is one among many important manuscripts which John Frederick Lewis, a highly regarded philanthropist, lawyer, and early 20th-century collector, used as primary source material for a comprehensive genealogy of his forbears. His chronological narrative was meant to chart the various world-historical developments and circumstances which ultimately led to the confluence of Mr. Lewis' Continental ancestors and those of the Mayflower Colony, and it extended even to his own lifetime. Housed in altogether fifteen portfolio volumes, the project was the culmination of decades of painstaking research and discerning collecting of the highest order. Most of the manuscripts in Mr. Lewis' collection have not appeared at auction for a century, or more; Signed by Author; 0 .

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        TRAVELS THROUGH CYPRUS, SYRIA, AND PALESTINE: with a General History of the Levant. Translated from the Italian.

      London, G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1791. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, THREE VOLUMES COMPLETE SET 1791-92. 8vo, approximately 220 x 130 mm, 8¾ x 5¼ inches, pages: xxiv, [1]-340; xix, [1]- 437; [8], [1]- 512, complete with half-titles, pages: 225-240 in Volume I are misbound between pages 208 and 209, collated and guaranteed complete, bound in 19th century half calf over marbled sides, gilt rules and raised bands to spine, contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels, marbled edges, tan endpapers, armorial bookplate on front pastedowns (John Augustus Fane). Slight rubbing to extremities, slight shelf wear to edges and corners, endpapers lightly foxed, small piece torn from 1 margin corner, tiny closed tear to 1 corner, neatly repaired, upper margins occasionally lightly browned at edge, otherwise contents clean, bindings tight and firm. A very good set of the first English edition. Abbe Mariti first published his work in Lucca in 1769-71: "Viaggi per l'isola di Cipro e per la Soria e Palestina, 1760-68". Travels in Cyprus occupies Volume I and includes 5 chapters on wine and wine-making (page 303-340), Volume II, and Volume III up to page 149 are concerned with travels in Syria and Palestine, and page 151 to the end is a history of Jerusalem from its beginnings to the 12th century. Cox, Volume I, page 237: "Mariti (1736-1806), who was an official of the Imperial and Tuscan consulates, gives an excellent account of the condition of Cyprus during the third quarter of the eighteenth century, which is based mainly on his observations". See, Sotheby's The Library of Henry M. Blackmer II, number 816 for first French edition; The Sefik E. Atabey Collection, The Ottoman World, 770 & 771 for second editon in French and the Dublin edition. Neither listing the first English edition. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        MEMOIRES DE LA VIE PRIVEE DE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, ECRITS PAR LUI-MEME, ET ADRESSES A SON FILS

      Paris: Chez Buisson, 1791. [2],vi,156,[207]pp. (pp.204-207 misnumbered 360-363). Contemporary mottled calf, neatly rebacked, with original boards and original spine label laid down. Minor abrasions to boards. Mild occasional toning. Very good. First edition, preceding any English-language printing, of Franklin's autobiography. This is certainly Franklin's best known book, and a classic Americanum in which he tells the story of his climb, through thrift and frugality, from poverty to success and influence. It is also one of the best pictures of life in Philadelphia during his youth and middle age. Franklin is remarkably candid throughout the work about people with whom he was involved and his own motives for his actions. The first British edition appeared in 1793, followed by the first American printing in 1794. HOWES F323, "b." STREETER SALE 4171. FORD 383. GROLIER AMERICAN 100, 21. SABIN 25549.

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        Résultats extraits d'un ouvrage intitulé: De la richesse territoriale de la France; ouvrage dont la rédaction n'est point encore achevée: remis au Comité de l'imposition par M. Lavoisier.

      Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1791. ____ Première édition. Lavoisier, le premier, s'efforce d'établir les comptes de la nation française. Cet ouvrage n'a jamais été achevé. "L'importance et l'originalité de cette étude économique sont aujourd'hui reconnues. Lavoisier y apparaît comme un praticien rigoureux de l'arithmétique politique, et le précurseur de la statistique nationale." (J.-P. Poirier, Lavoisier, p. 283). Page de titre salie mais bel exemplaire dans son cartonnage d'origine. *-------*. In-8. Collation : II, 48 pp. Cartonnage de l'époque.

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        A short treatise in support of national religion: containing a slight comparative survey of the Roman Catholic and Protestant institutions; clearly shewing the superiority of the latter. Also particularly pointing out the general injury and inferiority of all non-conforming sectaries. The whole tending to preserve the internal order and tranquility of a state. Addressed to the consideration of Great Britain, Ireland, and Canada. Also to the present opportune situation of the French, or any other people similarly circumstanced - as likewise to all infant states whatever; By a Gentleman of the Church of England.

      London: printed for J. Tindal 1791 - 8vo., (2) + 121 + (1)pp., including the half-title (the half title with repaired tear but no loss), bound in late 19th century dark blue half calf, neatly rebacked with original label and gilt lines, entirely uncut. A very good uncut copy with the 'Deo Juvante' 19th century armorial bookplate of the Earl Fitzwilliam> (presumably the 6th Earl). First edition. An interesting, although anonymous, essay about church and state, about Roman Catholics and Dissenters, about political parties and the role of political opposition, about the big questions of political and religious liberty, and about the relationship between government and people. 'As to the rights of man', the author suggests, 'they as widely differ in themselves as the brute of the field to the reasoning faculty of the human soul; the more mankind are uncontrouled, the less fit are they for society. It is true that in the abject state of perfect equality, they may be said to enjoy the rights of nature; but what is this common will, but the general privilege of doing service or injury as instinct chances to direct, free from either distressing remorse, or pleasing satisfaction of mind? - the rights of general society are then the only true desirable rights, to be coveted by all and distributed to all; to be maintained, protected and watched, equally against the inroads of the tyrant's despotic sway, as from the popular attraction of over-strained liberty; both which are alike, equally enemies to general impartial happiness and prosperity, the first and only true principle whereon to found the rights of a people'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Tour from Gibraltar to Tangier, Sallee, Mogadore, Santa-Cruz, Tarudant, and Thence Over Mount Atlas, to Morocco, Including a Particular Account of the Royal Harem, & c.

      London: Printed for the author; and sold by J. Walter, 1791. Joints wearing but sound.. Octavo, folding map; contemporary half calf and marbled boards. A very good, clean copy. First edition. "Lempriere, a surgeon at Gibraltar, was sent for by the favourite son of the Emperor of Morocco for medical attendance, in the belief that Christian physicians were able to cure any disease. He was promised every protection and a guarantee of expenses and good rewards and the release of certain Christian captives. He embarked from Gibraltar, Sept. 14, 1789, and safely reached his destination, though he was much pestered by the sick en route. His experiences in the harem were unique, as seldom was a European admitted to those precincts. The Emperor long delayed his departure for home, as he was not cognizant of the fact that Lempriere had been sent for." - Cox I, p. 391.

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        Abhandlung von dem Wilddiebstahle, dessen Geschichte, Strafe und Gerichtsstande. Erlangen, J. J. Palm 1790. 8°. 1 Bl., 132 S., 1 Bl., etw. spät. Lwd.

      - Schwerdt I, 286: "A discourse on the history of poaching and its penalties." Lindner 1145.01: "Eine vom Geist der französischen Revolution erfüllte, wenig freundliche Kritik brachte die ?Allgemeine Literatur-Zeitung', Jena 1791."- Einzige Ausgabe., selten.- Der erste Abschnitt behandelt in 17§ den Begriff des Wilddiebstahls; der 2. Abschn. in 18§ die "Geschichte der Wilddieberey als Verbrechen betrachtet"; der umfangreichste dritte Abschnitt handelt von der Strafe des Wilddiebstahls.- Zahlr. Unterstreichungen in Tinte, die gedruckten Marginalien anfangs minimal angeschnitten, etw. braunfleckig.

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        The History and Antiquities of Northamptonshire.

      Oxford, Sold by T.Payne London. 1791. - 2 volumes, very substantial folio (11 1/2 x 17 1/2 ins (approx 3 1/2 ins thick), 290 x 445 x 95mm) well bound in slightly later three quarter maroon morocco, backstrips gilt with raised bands, in panels, slightly rubbed. Fine portrait of Bridges (Kneller), lacks 3 plates (of 38 called for) but with 136 ADDITIONAL PLATES and 4 maps, including the Jansson Cambrigeshire (ex Atlas Novus 1664, uncoloured, mounted, extremities bumped with engraved scale just affected, mainly very good), Ogilby Road from Cambridge to Coventry (browned), large folding plate Smith's Peterborough Cathedral creased and stained, the extra plates mostly mounted to size, a few with marginal glue or size marks, random spotting, mostly marginal, all views or historical artifacts, not just bulked out with randomly relevant historical portraits. A very substantial, and of course unique, collection. Book plate of W.H.Dixon, 1903. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Miscellaneous Poems, and A Tragedy

      York: Printed by W. Blanchard and sold by R. Faulder, London, [etc.], 1791, 1791. First edition. NCBEL III, 772; Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, page 365; ESTC T68679. Paper flaw in one leaf, not seriously affecting the text; fine copy.. 8vo, recent brown quarter morocco by Philip Dusel, marbled paper boards, dark green morocco label, gilt rules and lettering. Five-page list of subscribers. Without the half title or initial blank; terminal leaf with advertisements present. The scarce third book by poet and novelist Jane West (1758-1852) - and her first substantial book - which brings together 22 poems with the play "Edmund, Surnamed Ironside," an historical drama about English King Edmund II, a.k.a. Edmund Ironside. The poems are West's most accomplished to date. They include four poetic tributes to fellow women writers and poets Elizabeth Carter, Charlotte Smith, Anna Seward and Sarah Trimmer, and a nine-page poem on George Keate's account of the Pelew Islands. Contemporary ink signature of "Mary . . . 179 . . ." in the top margin of the title, but shamefully trimmed by an earlier binder.

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        Voyages Made in the Years 1788 and 1789, from China to the N.W. Coast of America: with An Introductory Narrative of A Voyage performed in 1786, from Bengal, in the Ship Nootka. To which are annexed, Observations on the Probable Existence of A North West P

      London: Printed at the Topographic Press and sold by J. Walter. 1791.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo., 21.5cm, (second edition), in two volumes, lxxii,363 & 332,[64],[7]p., with engraved frontis portrait, 3 engraved plates (1 folding) and 7 folding engraved maps, rebound in full dark brown calf, raised blind ruled bands, small blind decorations in the panels, gilt titles, blind stamped decorated borders on the upper covers, marbled endpapers, heavily foxed and acid, (surely not many copies could have survived), a very good copy in attractive contemporary style fine binding. (cgc) The Rare Second Edition, first 8vo edition. This edition not in Gaff, T.P.L., Lande, Strathern 364,I. Calls for 9 maps and 4 plates, however the only other reference I can find refers to a total of 9 maps and plates or less. Meares commanded the Felice Adventurer and Iphigenia, Captain Douglas, on a trading voyage for the Associated Merchants. The seizure of his ships by the Spanish at Nootka led to an international crisis, eventually resolved by the Nootka Convention of 1790. His exaggerated claims concerning his exploits and hardships were strongly attacked by George Dixon. The account of voyages was edited by William Combe from Mearer's papers, ref. D.N.B. The appendices contain the official instructions for the voyage, and various documents concerning the seizure, including Meares's Memorial to the House of Commons which was also published separately. The British based their claim to Oregon in large measure on Meares' voyage to and exploration of the Northwest Coast. cf. Graff 2734. Howes M469. Lada-Mocarski 46, cf. Lande 1346. Sabin 47260. Smith 6690. Streeter 6:3491. Cf. T.P.L. 612. Following this there were editions in French in 1792 & 1794; in German, 1796; in Italian, 2 printings in 1796 and 1 in 1797; in Russian 1797; in Swedish, in 1797. .

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        Materialien zur Geschichte und Statistik der Nordischen Staaten besonders Schweden. 1-2.

      - Berlin, G. A. Lange, 1791-92. 8:o. (12),+ 192; (4),+ 193-404 s. Småfläckar på s. 196 och 211-12. Något nött, men trevligt mörkblått samtida pappband med vit titeletikett och gula snitt. Ur Gustaf d?Albedyhlls bibliotek, med hans exlibris (variant 2 med devisen Mors sine musis vita) och ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. Setterwall 206. Carlander III, s. 88 f. Består av sex delar: I: Nachrichten der Schwedischen Staatsveränderung im Jahr 1719. II: Des Grafen Gyllenborgs Bericht von dem Zustande des Reichs Schweden unter der Regierung Carls XI. III: Geschichte des Schwedischen Senats vom Freyherrn Schering Rosenhane. IV: Catharina I, Kaiserin von Russland, von Schwedischer Herkunft. V: Wichtige Frage an die Weisen und Verständigen im Lande, betreffend eine neue (Schwedische) Münzverfassung und eine neue Reichsmünze, zur Befreyung von dem reichsverderblichen Agiohandel. VI: Antwort an diese Frage. Thomas Heinrich Gadebusch (1736-1804) var svensk-tysk ämbetsman och författare, samt från 1775 professor i tysk och pommersk statsrätt i Greifswald. Han gav ut flera källpublikationer och översatte många svenska verk till tyska, bl. a. Hasselquists ?Resa till Heliga landet? Han flyttade 1798 till Stockholm för att ingå i den allmänna statsberedningen och var där verksam till sin död. Hans omfattande samling tryckt och otryckt material om Pommerns historia köptes efter hans död av Riksarkivet i Stockholm och går där under namnet Gadebuschska samlingen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Descriptio provinciae Moxitarum in regno Peruano, quam e scriptis posthumis

      First edition. Eder (1727 - 1773) was a Jesuit Priest from Germany, he arrived in Peru in 1750 and would stay living with the Moxos for 15 years. The prolonged stay gives us a true testimony to the costumes, every-day life, ceremonies and manners of the Indians. The book, published almost 20 years after his death and long after the Jesuits had been expelled from Spanish dominions is revised by Mako, who has been sometimes referred to as the author (Sabin, making a separate entry with Mako as author). The folding plates are very handsome and show Indians with weapons, a large canoe, fauna and physiognomy, a native playing an instrument and others, the folding map, drawn by Eder, shows the Moxo's region which extends through Bolivia and Peru. Exceedingly rare, not seen in auction for 60 years, a copy sold at Sotheby's in 1948 (source, AE). Sabin, 21830. Palau, 78352.

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        Remarks on forest scenery, and other woodland views, (relative chiefly to picturesque beauty) illustrated by the scenes of New-Forest in Hampshire. In three books

      London: printed for R. Blamire, Strand, M.DCC.XCI. [1791]. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. First Edition of this seminal work, complete in two volumes. Tall 8vo's: [4],vii,[1],328,iv,7,[1]; [4],308,iii,[1],xxpp, with 32 leaves of tinted aquatints and soft-ground etchings by Samuel Aikin. Recent cinnamon ribbed cloth spines stamped in gilt, beige paper-covered boards. Remarkably well-preserved set: bindings pristine, pages fresh, clean and completely free of foxing with only light offsetting from the plates. Provenance: bookplates of Walter Charles James (1816-1893), 1st Baron Northbourne, laid in. James was elected to the House of Commons for Hull as a Tory. He acquired Betteshanger House, in Kent, in 1850, and commissioned George Devey to oversee extensions and alterations. James was a friend of William Ewart Gladstone and in 1884, during Gladstone's second term as Prime Minister, was raised to the peerage as Baron Northbourne, of Betteshanger in the County of Kent. Abbey, Scenery, 149. Henrey, pp. 531-32. Barbier, pp. 79-81 Divided into three books, two in volume one. Trees as singular objects—specimens—the "foundation of all scenery," are the subject of book one. The second book considers trees in groups, "under their various modes of composition, from the clump to the forest." 2qazThe third book offers a lengthy appreciation of the New Forest, the tract extending from southwest Hampshire into southeast Wiltshire, created as a royal forest by William I in about 1079 for the royal hunt. In the eighteenth century, plantations were created there as a source of timber for the Royal Navy, after some 4000 oak were lost In the Great Storm of 1703. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Forme Constitutionelle décrétée par acclamation Dans La Séance Du 3 Mai

      P. Dufur, Varsovie 1791 - No binding, paperback brochure, 43pp, 1791, Warsaw. Complete. The French language version of the Polish Contitution of 3 May. It was published in Warsaw, 1791 by Dufour (publisher and bookseler working previously for Académie Française) who was nominated by King Stanislaw August Poniatowski for a director of Printing House of Nobles' Academy of the Corps of Cadets of His Royal Majesty and the Commonwealth to support King's reforms under Comission of National Education which led to works on the Constitution. This copy is a very early print of the Constitution in its original language (after works on the document by the Parliment it was translated to Polish) simultaneously published to its Polish version and followed by English and German editions later. Extremly rare copy of one of the most important documents of Age of Enlightenment. The end of the 18th century produced three constitutions considered the first modern constitutions in the World. The American Constitution of September 17, 1787 was the oldest. The second in the World and the first in Europe was the Polish Constitution of May 3, 1791 preceding the French September Constitution by several months. The American Constitution was forged in the fire of the American War of Independence, the French one was produced by the Revolution, while the Polish Constitution bloomed from bloodless changes effected by forces striving to recover independence of their own state and sovereignty of their nation and the enable development of the country predetermining an effective protection of independence. The Constitution of May 3 established constitutional monarchy, abolished elections of kings introducing hereditary throne, established government called the Guardian of Laws and introduced responsibility of the ministers to the Seym. Catholicism was considered the reigning religion. However, other denominations were assured tolerance. Francusko jezyczne wydanie Konstytucji 3 maja, Przeklad Konstytucji na jezyk francuski ukazal sie w Warszawie, w oficynie Piotra Dufoura w zblizonym czasie z drukiem wersji polsko jezycznej. Size: Small 8vo

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        [William Blake] The botanic garden. A poem, in two parts. Part I. Containing the economy of vegetation. Part II. The loves of the plants. With philosophical notes

      London: printed for J. Johnson, St. Paul’s Church-Yard {through 1791], [1789]. Full Calf. Fine. 4to: xii,214,126,[2]; [4],ix,[1],197,[1]pp, with 20 full-page copper-engraved plates (frontispiece, plus nine plates in first part; frontispiece and nine further plates in second), collated and complete. The two parts published separately, then bopund in this single volume with a general (joint) title page, dated 1791, and separate title pages for each of the two parts. Part I is a Second Edition (reissue of the original edition of the same year, the volume title page reset with 'second edition,' intended to accompany the first, second or third—as here—edition of Part II, published in 1789, 1790 and 1791, respectively; the fourth edition of 1799 was the first to unite both parts in a single published volume). Contemporary sprinkled calf, covers framed with elaborate floral roll, flat spine richly gilt in seven compartments, black morocco lettering piece gilt; all edges sprinkled blue, period marbled end papers. Fine, with plates in deep, rich impressions; scattered spotting to some plate edges, trivial offsetting to pages opposite plates, else a stunningly bright, fresh, clean, wide-margined copy. Henrey 470. Nissen BBI 451. Lowndes 593. Bentley & Nurmi 363B. The author’s masterpiece (and chief source of his literary fame), The Botanic Garden is a fascinating amalgam of poetry, science and splendid engravings (including a handful by William Blake). Erasmus was Charles Darwin’s grandfather, and he led the way with his own bold ideas (the nearly 300 footnotes and 115 pages of appendices contain copious advanced scientific information). He was also an abolitionist, and there is one small extraordinary engraving of a slave in these pages (“Am I Not a Man and a Brother”) designed by Darwin’s friend Josiah Wedgewood. But The Botanic Garden is probably most coveted today for Blake's engravings (Lord Byron called the poem a "Pompous rhyme; the scenery is its sole recommendation," though Horace Walpole, William Cowper and others accorded it high praise), the "Fertilization of Egypt," after Henry Fuseli, and four views of the Portland vase (copies of which were then being potted by Wedgwood), as well as, perhaps, the two unsigned plates representing Cypripedium and Erythrina Corallodendron(Bentley & Nurmi). Part II, "The Loves of the Plants," was actually published first (and anonymously in 1789—Darwin feared his reputation as a physician might suffer through identification with poetry). In four cantos, narrated by the goddess of botany, the poem presents dramatized representations of eighty-three plant species, interspersed with dialogues about the nature of poetry. It revises and illustrates Linnaeus's classification scheme for plants, presenting, in Norman's phrase, a "single-minded catalogue of vegetable sex-life" (stamens are represented as men and pistils as women: lovers, brides, husbands, courtships, and pregnancies abound). Part I, "The Economy of Vegetation," also in four cantos (one on each of the classical elements—fire, earth, water, and air), was first published in The Botanic Garden, which reprints The Love of Plants, thus completing the two-part project Darwin had conceived while cultivating his garden outside Litchfield and translating Linnaeus. "The Economy of Vegetation" presents a sweeping panorama of nature and industry, "celebrating the achievements of both natural philosophers and industrialists, including Wedgwood, William Herschel, Henry Cavendish, Benjamin Franklin, Joseph Priestley, James Watt, Matthew Boulton, James Brindley, Thomas Savery, and John Whitehurst. . . . Vivid representations of industrial processes such as the manufacture of steel and the operations of steam engines and coining machinery are juxtaposed with poetic descriptions of the natural world." (ODNB)

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        A new collection of enigmas, charades, transpositions, &c. In two volumes.

      London: printed for T. Hookham and J. Carpenter 1791 - Three vols. in one, 8vo., xv + (1) + 96 and (4) + 116 and 23 + (1)pp., including the errata slip in vol.II, contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spine simply gilt and labelled. A fine copy. First editions of all 3 parts: all rare. [ESTC & OCLC locate copies at no more than 4 libraries in B.Isles and 7 libraries in N.America, none elsewhere]. The third part (Solutions to the enigmas, charades, transpositions, and queries>) has its own title-page and signatures. A charming collection intended to amuse the reader. Published by subscription, it is perhaps surprising that the subscription list on pp.vii - xv of vol.I comprises some 153 names together ordering about 170 copies. The anonymous editor observes on this very subject that 'a work so puerile as this should be published by subscription, seems to demand an apology. . The gentleman who recommended the plan, suggested the general request there was for these little jeu d'esprits in almost all the circles he frequented, and engaged to obtain me a numerous subscription if I undertook to publish a collection of them in that way .'. [pp. iv - v of Preface]. The present collection which surely does accurately reflect the quality of humour in pre-Regency England, is enhanced for the modern reader by the final section of Solutions.> [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        VOYAGES AND TRAVELS OF AN INDIAN INTERPRETER AND TRADER, DESCRIBING THE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS; WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE POSTS SITUATED ON THE RIVER SAINT LAURENCE, LAKE ONTARIO, &C

      London: Printed for the Author; and sold by Robson et al., 1791. FIRST EDITION. Written shortly after American independence and in the heyday of the Hudson's Bay Company, this work is valuable for its account of frontier life and the fur trade, and for what the "Dictionary of Canadian Biography" calls its "detailed and relatively unbiased descriptions of Indian life." Sabin describes this work as a source of "valuable linguistics," with its extensive section on Native American languages occupying a full third of the book. The subtitle advertises in its continuation "a vocabulary of the Chippeway language, names of furs and skins, in English and French, a list of words in the Iroquois, Mohegan, Shawanee, and Esquimeaux tongues, and a table shewing the analogy between the Algonkin and Chippeway languages." This book is full of what Long calls "such observations as a commercial man flatters himself may be found acceptable to the merchant and the philosopher." Long came to Canada from England in 1768 to learn the fur trade, and spent the next 15 years engaged in that enterprise. Especially good with languages, he became fluent in the Mohawk and Ojibwa tongues, and his vocabularies of words from various First Nations' languages are one of the most significant parts of this book. He returned to England in the autumn of 1787 and published this work in 1791, after which time no more is known of him. From the beginning the book was considered to be of importance, being translated into German in 1791 and into French in 1794.. 290 x 213 mm. (11 3/8 x 8 1/2"). 1 p.l., x pp, [1] leaf (errata), 295 pp. FIRST EDITION. Excellent unadorned new retrospective smooth calf. With a folding map of "western" Canada, showing the Great Lakes region. Howes 6258; Sabin 41878; Graff 2527. Title slightly spotted, map faintly offset onto facing page, a few other leaves with very minor spots, but AN EXCEPTIONALLY BRIGHT AND FRESH COPY, in an unworn sympathetic binding. Written shortly after American independence and in the heyday of the Hudson's Bay Company, this work is valuable for its account of frontier life and the fur trade, and for what the "Dictionary of Canadian Biography" calls its "detailed and relatively unbiased descriptions of Indian life." Sabin describes this work as a source of "valuable linguistics," with its extensive section on Native American languages occupying a full third of the book. The subtitle advertises in its continuation "a vocabulary of the Chippeway language, names of furs and skins, in English and French, a list of words in the Iroquois, Mohegan, Shawanee, and Esquimeaux tongues, and a table shewing the analogy between the Algonkin and Chippeway languages." This book is full of what Long calls "such observations as a commercial man flatters himself may be found acceptable to the merchant and the philosopher." Long came to Canada from England in 1768 to learn the fur trade, and spent the next 15 years engaged in that enterprise. Especially good with languages, he became fluent in the Mohawk and Ojibwa tongues, and his vocabularies of words from various First Nations' languages are one of the most significant parts of this book. He returned to England in the autumn of 1787 and published this work in 1791, after which time no more is known of him. From the beginning the book was considered to be of importance, being translated into German in 1791 and into French in 1794.

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        Lo Stato Veneto da Terra diviso nelle sue Provincie - Prima Parte Quarta Parte

      Roma 1791 - - EDIZIONE ORIGINALE, COLORITURA COEVA - Importante e decorativa mappa in 4 fogli tratta dal "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni", edito a Roma dal 1792 fino al 1801, opera che la Calcografia Camerale commissionò al Cassini al fine di sostituire l’ormai obsoleto "Mercurio Geografico". Giovanni Maria Cassini, Chierico Regolare Somasco fu geografo e cartografo, ma anche intagliatore di architetture e prospettive - uno dei migliori discepoli di Giovanni Battista Piranesi - Cassini fu uno degli ultimi sferografi italiani del Settecento ed i suoi globi ebbero una notevole diffusione, come pure questo "Nuovo Atlante Geografico". Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva dei contorni, leggere bruniture, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Dimensioni mm. 500x370 ogni lastra. L'Atlante del Cassini fu ristampato dalla Calcografia Camerale nel primo quarto del XIX secolo, prima del 1839. Solo gli esemplari di prima edizione come questo sono stampati su carta vergata coeva e sono colorati a mano in epoca. Le tirature del XIX secolo sono già su carta meccanica, priva di vergelle, e generalmente in bianco e nero. - FIRST EDITION, CONTEMPORARY OUTLINE COLOUR - The Italian painter and engraver, Giovanni Maria Cassini, produced this splendid map of as part of his epic three-volume atlas. Published in: Nuovo atlante geografico universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni. Roma, Calcografia camerale, 1792-1801. Cassini was geographer and cartographer but he was also good at engraving architectural items and perspectives – he was one of the best disciples Giovanni Battista Piranesi had. Moreover, Cassini was one of the last artists to engrave spheres in the XVIII century and his globes were quite famous and widespread, and realized the most important Italian Atlas of the XVIII century; his maps always bear a cartouche, extremely rich in colours and details. Copperplate with fine original hand colour, some foxing, otherwise in very good condition. The Cassini's Atlas was reprinted by the Calcografia Camerale in the first quarter of XIXth century (before 1839). Only the first edition of the atlas is printed on contemporary laid paper, while the late issue are on XIXth century paper and often without colour. Dimensioni

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        John Howard`s Nachrichten von den vorzüglichsten Krankenhäusern und Pesthäusern in Europa. Nebst einigen Beobachtungen über die Pest und fortgesezten Bemerkungen über Gefängnisse und Krankenhäuser. Aus dem Englischen. Mit Zusäzen des deutschen Herausgebers (Chr. F. Ludwig), welche besonders die Krankenhäuser angehen. Mit Kupfern und Tabellen.

      Leipzig: Göschen 1791. Pappband. d. Zt. m. Rückenschild 8°, XVI, 616 S., mit 5 mehrfach gefalt. Kupfertafeln, 2 mehrf. gefalt. Tabellen., Hirsch/H. III, 314; vgl. Garrison/M. 1601 u. Norman 1109 (engl. Orig.-Ausg. 1789). - Erste seltene deutsche Ausgabe. - Beschrieben werden die verschiedenen `Pesthäuser` in Europa, Vorschläge zu einem neuen Plan eines `Pesthauses`, Die Tabellen enthalten Vorschläge für Speisepläne in Krankenspitälern. -Vorsatzblatt u. Titelblatt alt gestempelt. Seiten teilw. leicht gebräunt. Einband an Ecken u. Kanten berieben. Ansonsten, auch was die Tafeln anbelangt, in einwanfreiem Zustand. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Medizingeschichte, Krankenhauswesen / Psychiatrie,

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        Constitution Française présentée au roi par l'Assemblée nationale le 3 septembre 1791.

      de l'Imprimerie de P. Causse, A Dijon 1791 - In-8 de (4)-83 pp., basane marbrée, dos lisse fleurdelysé, titre frappé sur pièce de maroquin rouge sur le premier plat, triples filets dorés d'encadrement sur les plats, guillochis dorés sur les coupes, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque). Bel exemplaire à grandes marges de la première Constitution française, imprimée à Dijon.

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        SCARAMUZZA POEMA PIACEVOLE IN VERNACOLO FAMILIAR VENEZIANO DI GIAMBATTISTA BADA. SECONDA EDIZIONE NOTABILMENTE CORRETTA ED ACCRESCIUTA

      Venezia Antonio Curti 1791 8° Pagine 1 carta bianca + 233 + 1 carta bianca. Legatura coeva in mezza pergamea. Piatti in carta decorata coeva. Titolo al dorso su tassello. Timbri di antica biblioteca estinta. Ottima e fresca copia. Seconda edizione piu rara della prima. Cfr: Gamba Dialetto veneziano, p. 27. 2 copie recensite nelle biblioteche italiane. Rara edizione in versi della vita del noto commediante Tiberio Fiorilli del XVII secolo, che rese famosa la maschera di Scaramouche.

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