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        Trofeo di Ottaviano Augusto, from Vasi, Candelabri, Cippi, Sarcofagi, Tripodi, Lucerne, Ed Ornamenti Antichi Disegn.

      Rome 1791 - Set of 6 etchings. Overall sheet size: 71cm by 49.5cm. Framed and glazed (dim. 83 x 59 cm). Best known for his representations of on the archaeological reconstructions of ruins and the documentation of contemporary Rome, Piranesi also made a fundamental contribution to the development of the decorative arts. The "Vasi" is one of the most important of his works related to his own interests as a restorer and dealer in antiquities, and which had a great influence on interior decoration, and industrial production of ceramics, etc. This was an aspect of Piranesi's work on which he relied more extensively after the death of his major patron, Clement XIII Rezzonico. Many of the plates illustrate objects made of ancient Roman marbles that could be inspected at his Museo in the Palazzo Tomati where his engraving business and his home were both located. The integration of ancient sculptural fragments into his restored objects allowed for flights of fancy that were very influential on younger architects such as Percier and Fontaine, who made there mark as architects for Napoleon. The plates were issued as individual plates from 1768, first appearing in bound form in 1778 as 'Vasi Candelabri Cippi Sarcofagi', probably compiled by Francesco Piranesi following his father's death. This set comprises Vasi antichi di marmo, Vaso inerario, Vasi Signor Corbet and Vasi Carmathen.

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        Nouvelle instruction pour les confitures, les liqueurs, et les fruits : ou? l'on apprend a? confire toutes sortes de fruits, tant secs que liquides; & divers ouvrages de sucre qui sont du fait des officiers & confiseurs / avec la maniere de bien ordonner un fruit. Suite du Nouveau cuisinier royal & bourgeois.

      Paris. Chez Les Librarires Associes. 1791. 12mo., original paper wrappers, title in ink on spine; pp.[8] + 542 + [2] With 3 folding engraved plates printed on two pages. Some loss to spine and wear to wrappers, a little browning, but a scarce survival. Sixth edition "Revue et corrigee". François Massialot, born in Limoges, 1660, died in Paris, 1733. He was a French chef who served as chef de cuisine (officier de bouche) to various illustrious personages, including Philippe I, Duke of Orléans, the brother of Louis XIV, and his son Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, who was first duc de Chartres then the Regent, as well as the Duc d'Aumont, the Cardinal d'Estrées, and the Marquis de Louvois. His 'Nouveau Cuisinier Royal et Bourgeois' first appeared, anonymously, as a single volume in 1691. His other cookbook, 'Nouvelle Instruction pour les Confitures, les Liqueurs et les Fruits' appeared, also anonymously, in 1692, and was reprinted several times in the eighteenth century, as offered here. Massialot describes himself in his preface as "a cook who dares to qualify himself royal",... and it is not without cause, for the meals which he describes..."have all been served at court or in the houses of princes, and of people of the first rank." An innovation in Massialot's book was the alphabetical listing of recipes, a step toward the first culinary dictionary. Meringues make their first appearance under their familiar name with Massialot, who is also credited with Crême Brulée, in which the sugar topping was melted and burnt with a special dedicated red-hot fire iron. Another first with Massialot is two recipes in which chocolate is an ingredient: in a sauce for wigeon and in a sweet custard. Until then, chocolate was consumed solely as a drink. Massialot's works were translated into English as 'The Court and Country Cook' 1702, and again were often reprinted. Vicaire 455.

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        Manuscript Account Book of the Wirksworth Tontine.

      1791-1798 Folio account book, hand-ruled in red, all pages with manuscript entries except for pp.77 & 78 left blank except for ms. page numbers. Some dusting. Contemp. reversed calf, rubbed on corners and at spine. Sound and complete. (4pp), 81pp.A 'Tontine' is a system for raising capital; members pay into the fund and receive annual dividends until their death according to their share and the performance of the fund. The principle remains untouched. When a member dies, his shares are divided between the surviving members. When all members have died, the fund is wound up - or in some cases, on the death of the penultimate member the capital passes to the last survivor. The first fully recorded tontine was organised by the Dutch government in 1670. There were four government schemes in Britain, the last in 1789. Smaller-scale local tontines continued into the nineteenth century, usually to fund specific projects (such as hotels and taverns). This is the account book of the Wirksworth Tontine in Derbyshire, recording the names of members, payments in (6 guineas a quarter), dividends and committee members. Agents for the Tontine operated in Derby, Bakewell & Alfreton; recruitment of members, year by year, are recorded with their occupation (in many cases), place of abode, time of admission, nominees, age, number of shares. There were up to 276 members from Wirksworth, 22 from Derby, 22 from Alfreton. The National Archive has similar contribution ledgers, but many are recorded as destroyed; the British Library does not appear to have any. Wirksworth, in Derbyshire, is 8 miles from Alfreton, 9 from Bakewell, 11 from Derby. It is also 8 miles from Chesterfield, where there is a 'Tontine Road' - but it seems more likely, bearing in mind the number of members in Wirksworth that any investment would have been made there. However, with 'Disbursements' 1791-95 amounting to only £52.2.5, it is unlikely that the investment was in bricks and mortar. (Disbursements are recorded up to 1798.) This is a remarkable survival, providing detailed information on a method of investment which is now banned in Britain because of the potential for fraud.

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        Neue Theorie von der Enstehung der Gänge, mit Anwendung auf den Bergbau besonders den freibergischen.

      Gerlachische Buchdruckerei, Freiberg 1791 - Kl.- 8°, XXXX / 256 S., Hldr., Einbanddeckel und Kanten leicht beschabt, Name auf dem Titelblatt, sonst sehr guter Zustand, dieses seltenen Buches. 17 / WG Sprache: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Check note signed. Probably Vienna, December 1791.

      1791. Folio. ¼ p. Slightly browned and spotty, showing slight edge damage.

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        Baudelocque's Anleitung zur Entbindungskunst. 2 Bde.

      Leipzig, in der Weygandschen Buchhandlung, 1791-1794, 8, (20), 756 pp. Kupfertafeln (2), 556 pp., 17 gefalt. Kupfertafeln, 3 gealt. Foliotabellen, 2 Pappbände d.Zt feines Exemplar. Die unfangreichste deutsche Ausgabe des Hauptwerks des berühmten Geburtshelfers , ist die "Zwote Ausgabe, nach der sehr vermerten franzöischen zwoten Ausgabe des Verfassers übersetzt, mit Anmerkungen versehen, und durch einen neuausgearbeiteten Anhang, auch mit mehrern neuen Kupfer vermehrt, von Phillipp Friedrich Meckel*, Doktor der Arzneygelahrtheit und ordentlicher Professor derselben auf der Friedrichsuniversität zu Halle." ... war seiner Zeit unstreitig der beste Lehrer der Geburtshilfe". Hirsch"Gross sind seine Verdienste um die Beckenmessung. Der Zange widmet er ein eingehendes Studium namentlich auch bezüglich der Nachteile der Kompression des Kopfes. Die Wendung auf den Kopf erwähnt er zwar bei einigen seiner Arten der Schieflage, zieht aber in allen Fällen die Wendung auf die Füsse vor. Baudelocque war einer der eifrigsten Gegner des Schamfugenschnittes ebenso hat sein Autorität der künstlichen Frühgeburt für lange Zeit den Eintritt in Frankreich verwehrt. Er hat einen Einfluss von ähnlicher Intensität und Ausdehnung auf die Geburtshilfe - nicht nur auf die französische - ausgeübt, wie sein älterer Landsmann André Levret" Fasbender, Geschichte der Geburtshilfe (1964), pp. 254 ff.).*) Zum Übersetzer: Philipp Friedrich Theodor Meckel (1755-1803) war Prosektor in Straßburg und wurde 1779 Professor der Anatomie und Chirurgie in Halle. Die Tätigkeit als Anatom, die zugleich auch den Unterricht in der Physiologie umfasste, bildete jedoch nur eins seiner umfangreichen Arbeitsgebiete. Seit 1788 leitete er die chirurgische Abteilung des Klinikums in Glaucha, war auch außerhalb dieser amtlichen Funktion ein gesuchter Chirurg. Er übersetzte die geburtshilflichen Werke des Franzosen Baudeloque, gründete eine private Entbindungsanstalt und wurde zweimal zur Entbindung an den Zarenhof nach St. Petersburg gerufen. 1795 bot ihm Katharina II. die Leitung der gesamten medizinischen Universitäts-Anstalten in Petersburg an. Die Ablehnung ist ihm wahrscheinlich nicht leichtgefallen, brachte ihm allerdings den preußischen Geheimratstitel ein.Jean Louis Baudelocque (1745?-1810) "received medical instruction from his father, a prominent surgeon in Amiens, at an early age. He later completed his medical education in Paris where he became the most distinguished pupil of François Louis Joseph Solayrès de Renhac (1739-1772) at the Hôpital de la Charité. By 1776 he was a member of the Collège de Chirurgie and well established in Paris as a teacher and obstetrician. After the French Revolution, with its subsequent reorganization of France's scientific institutions, Baudelocque was appointed professor of obstetrics at the École de Santé and director of the Maternité. Baudelocque achieved a great reputation, became France's leading obstetrician, and was called upon to attend many women from Europe's top royal families. His fame and reputation also gained him some outspoken critics especially since Baudelocque was an advocate of cesarean section. It was his support of cesarean section that led him into a bitter lawsuit late in his career. Unfortunately, one of his patients died and he was forced to trial by his arch rival Jean François Sacombe (1750-1822). Baudelocque lost the suit and, in spite of his achievements and enormous professional stature, never fully recovered from the incident. Baudelocque's obstetric contributions include a forceps which he based on an earlier model of Levret as well as a pelvimeter of his own design. He also introduced a technique for measuring the various diameters of the female pelvis one of which, the external conjugate, bears his name. The present work was immensely successful and went through at least eight French editions. Comprehensive in scope, it did much to popularize clinical pelvimetry and the plates depict instruments, normal and pathological pelves, as well as methods of forceps-assisted delivery in difficult presentations of the infant." Heirs of Hippocrates, No. 1061 (1st. Fr. Ed.).Garrison & Morton No.6255 (1st. Fr. Ed.) Waller 773 Blake 34 Hirsch-H. I, 379

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        Verschiedenes zum Unterricht und zur Unterhaltung für Liebhaber der Gauckeltasche, des Magnetismus, und anderer Seltenheiten. Gesammelt und herausgegeben von dem Hofrath von Eckhartshausen. Mit einem Kupfer. Erstausg.

      München, Joseph Lindauer, 1791. - 8 Bll., XXXVI, 345 S., mit einem Kupfer (zw. S.224-225), 8°, Pappband d. Zt. mit Rückenschild u. Rotschnitt Faivre 65. - Seltene Erstausgabe der "Gaukeltasche", einer Kompilation vorrangig von Witgeests "Natürlichem Zauberbuch" u. Pilulands "Hocus Pocus"; mit Geheimschriften, Becherspielen, Karten- Zahlen- u. div. Zauberkunststücke, sowie einigen Haushaltsrezepten. - Karl von Eckartshausen (auch Carl v. Eckhartshausen; 1752-1803), illegitimer Sohn des Grafen Karl von Haimhausen. Er wurde 1776 Hofrat, 1777 Mitglied der Bayerischen Akademie u. war von 1780 bis 1793 Bücherzensurrat. In dieser Zeit hatte er sich dem Orden der Illuminaten angeschlossen, später Kenner u. Vertreter rosenkreuzerischen Ideengutes. In seinen zahlreichen Publikationen suchte er anfangs der Aufklärung u. der Verschmelzung von Religion u. Wissenschaft zu dienen, während er später religiöse, mystische u. alchemistische Schriften veröffentlichte. - Einband angeschmutzt, bestossen u. berieben; Kapitale etwas beschabt; Innendeckel mit ExLibris "Heroldsberg"; etwas angeplatztes Titelgelenk u. die Zeile "Mit einem Kupfer" durchgestrichen; tlw. leicht fleckig; sonst ein gutes Expl. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Beyträge zur Kenntniß vorzüglich des Innern von England und seiner Einwohner. 16 Stücke (in 5 Bänden).

      Leipzig, Dykische Buchhandlung, 1791 - 1796. XVI, 120, 135, 126, 126, 128, 128, 128, 126, 112, 132, 134, 272, 118, 127, 255 S. Pbde. der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln sowie dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. Umfassendes, facettenreiches Werk des sächsischen Reiseschriftstellers Carl Gottlob Küttner (1755 - 1805) über die Geographie, das Wirtschafts- und Sozialordnung Englands sowie das Kultur- und Alltagsleben seiner Bewohner. Küttner, der als Hauslehrer in der Schweiz, später als Hofmeister in Engand und Irland tätig war, unternahm ausgiebige Reisen, die ihn unter anderem nach Italien, in die Niederlande und nach Frankreich sowie nach Dänemark, Schweden und Norwegen führten. Die Einbände (vor allem Rücken) etwas berieben (mit partiellem Abrieb der obersten Papierschicht), sonst gleichwohl gute, unversehrte, innen geradezu frische Exemplare; Seiten sauber und fleckenfrei. Exemplare. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).Dort Sommer-Rabatt von 20 Prozent auf dieses Angebot bis zum 17. September 2017. Versand D: 5,00 EUR England London Reise Reisebeschreibung Reiseführer

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        La Constitution Françoise, Présentée au Roi par l'Assemblée Nationale, le 3 septembre 1791, et acceptée le 14 du même mois. Suivie de la grande Charte d'Angleterre, et des Constitutions Américaines.

      - Paris, Dubosquet, s.d. (1791). 2 parties en un volume in-8, demi-basane de l'époque, dos lisse, pièce de titre de veau havane, (4), 112 p. et 130 p. Edition très complète de la Constitution de 1791 la première de l’histoire de France, publiée immédiatement à la suite de sa promulgation. Le texte de la Constitution est précédé du discours de présentation au roi par Albert Briois de Beaumetz, de la "Déclaration des droits de l'homme et du citoyen" (Art. 1er: "Les hommes naissent et demeurent libres et égaux en droits"), suivi du "Message du roi à l'Assemblée Nationale. Le 13 septembre 1791", de son "Serment pour l'acceptation de la Constitution" et de la réponse de Thouret. Contient en deuxième partie, sous pagination séparée, le texte de la "Charte d'Angleterre" (Magna Carta) précédé d’un historique et suivi, pour les États-Unis, de la "Déclaration des Droits des Américains", des constitutions du Massachusetts, de la Pennsylvanie, Delaware, Maryland, Virginie, Caroline septentrionale, et en fin de la Constitution des États-Unis d'Amérique signée par George Washington avec les Conventions des 17 septembre 1787 et 1789. Quelques accrocs de papier sans perte de texte. Cette édition est rare. Elle manque à Martin & Walter et à Monglond. Un seul exemplaire recensé dans les bibliothèques françaises (CCFr) celui de la BnF. Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Sammelband of six rare Quaker pamphlets, 1791-1795.

      - Small 8vo, contemporary tree calf, smooth spine ruled gilt with red morocco label ('Collection of Pieces'), bookplate of David Carrick on the pastedown and his ownership signature on the fifth title-page, contents listed in contemporary hand on front free endpaper, some browning but generally very good copies, with the small round stamp of the Selbourne Library on the initial title verso and in one lower margin, rear free endpaper with piece torn away. (1) [BEVAN, Joseph Gurney]. A Summary of the History, Doctrine, and Discipline, of Friends: written at the desire of the Meeting for Sufferings in London. The Fifth Edition. London: James Phillips, 1794. iv, 30 pp. (2) [SPALDING, James]. Some Account of the Convincement, and Religious Progress of John Spalding, late of Reading. London: James Phillips, 1795. v, 36 pp. (3) [SPALDING, James]. A Few Reasons, for leaving the National Established Mode of Worship, addressed principally to those who attend at the place called St. Giles’s Church, Reading. Second Edition. London: James Phillips, 1795. 44 pp. (4) BROOK, Mary. Reasons for the Necessity of Silent Waiting, in order to the Solemn Worship of God. To which are added several quotations from Robert Barclay’s Apology. The Seventh Edition Corrected. London: J. Phillips, 1791. 48 pp. (5) HENSHAW, Frances. A Serious Call, in Tender Compassion to the Sinners in Sion, of what Rank or Degree soever. Macclesfield: Edward Bayley, [1795?]. 14 pp. (6) COLLEY, Thomas. A Tender Salutation in Gospel Love, written principally for the Use of his Relations. The Second Edition. London: James Phillips, 1794. 23, [1] pp. PROVENANCE: David Carrick (1750–1829, draper and banker, of Carlisle, Cumberland (see Biographical Dictionary of British Quakers in Commerce and Industry 1775-1920. York: Sessions Book Trust). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Francis Bailey., Philadelphia: - 15-1/4" x 13", paper seal of the State of Pennsylvania, elaborate typographic ornament; printed typescript with a variety of elegant type sizes and fonts. Signed beneath the seal, in the wide left margin, by Mifflin ['Tho. Mifflin']; and at the bottom by Dallas ['A.J. Dallas'] as Secretary. A few light fox marks. Several short fold separations repaired on blank verso, no text or manuscript loss. Very Good. Mifflin was a major general in the Continental Army, a member of the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly, a Continental Congressman from Pennsylvania, President of the Continental Congress, and a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787. He served as Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, President of the Pennsylvania Supreme Executive Council and as the first Governor of Pennsylvania. Dallas had a similarly star-spangled career: first Reporter of Decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court, Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of the Commonwealth of PA, U.S. Attorney for Eastern Pennsylvania, etc., etc. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Dissertatio de medicina Arabum.

      Lund, Berling, 1791. - 4to. (2), 13 (not: 12), (1) pp. Modern marbled wrappers. First edition. - One of the earliest treatises ever about medicine in Arabia, written by the important Swedish orientalist Matthias Norberg (1747-1826). Also treats the pre-Mohammedian age. The Göteborg physician Sven Peter Leffler (1776-1850) was also active as a publisher and printer; he edited the "Bibliothek deutscher Classiker" for Bruzelius in Uppsala. - With a few passages printed in Arabic and Greek. Very rare; not in auction records of the last three decades. Waller 14437. OCLC 14862938 and 257255159. Not in Wellcome or Blake (though held at NLM). Not in Macro. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Opere del conte Algarotti

      Carlo Palese 1791-1791, VENEZIA - INTERLINGUE 13 Volumi dell' opera che consta di 17 volumi. Tutti rilegati in pelle con bottelli al dorso, alcuni mancanti, le coperte presentano segni di usura in particolare alle estremità, tagli spruzzati di azzurro. Di contro le pagine sono ottimamente conservate, all' interno frontalini e finalini calcografici, bella incisione all' antiporta del volume 1, tutti i frontespizi riportano un' elegante incisione. Mancanti i volumi 10, 11, 12 e 13

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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

      G Kearsley, London 1791 - 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. Worn condition. Cover rubbed and scuffed. Front board detached. Text block split in two. Some foxing. Text complete and in overall good condition [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        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 Passage. And some account of the Trade between the North West Coast of America and China; and the latter country and Great Britain.

      London: Printed at the Topographic Press and sold by J. Walter. 1791. - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; 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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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      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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Nicholas Goodyer ABA ILAB]
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