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        MISCELLANIES IN PROSE AND VERSE

      London: John Ridgway, 1791.. 181,[4]pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author. Later marbled wrappers. Minor foxing in latter part of text, a few light dampstains to lower corner. Very good plus. In a half morocco and cloth case. The Herschel V. Jones- Rosenbach-C.G. Littell-Frank T. Siebert copy, with the Littell book label. Inscribed by Frank T. Siebert on the slipcase chemise: "Dr. Rosenbach says the finest copy he has ever seen." The seemingly slight title makes no mention of Captain Morris' journal, which he kept while an Indian captive during the Pontiac War between August and late September 1764. "On pages 1 to 39, [Morris] gives his narrative of the incidents of his hazardous mission to Pontiac, a savage general, who in a six weeks' campaign, overthrew the British authority in all the territories of the northwest. Captain Morris accepted the service at the request of General Bradstreet, sensible that to place himself in the power of the vindictive Indian chief, was little short of a sentence to death. General Bradstreet, who had the ill luck to bear a reputation too great for his capacity, had the additional misfortune of seldom knowing what he really wanted. Captain Morris, by the combined force of good fortune, and good conduct, escaped the perils which inclosed his course and seemed irresistibly to close behind him and forbid his return to life. With the fire kindled around the stake to which he was tied, he was more than once rescued at the last minute" - Field. According to Dr. Siebert's note, "Plenty rare." AYER 208. FIELD 1095. THOMSON 854. HOWES M833, "d." SABIN 50876. SIEBERT SALE 964 (this copy). ADVENTURES IN AMERICANA 620 (this copy). LITTELL SALE 756 (this copy).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        THE CONJUROR'S MAGAZINE, OR, MAGICAL AND PHYSIOGNOMICAL MIRROR. INCLUDING A SUPERB EDITION OF LAVATER'S ESSAYS ON PHYSIOGNOMY.- plus other see below.

      London W. Locke. August - July 1792 1791 - Octavo 8 x 5 1/2 inches, bound in recent half leather. General title dated 1792, preface and 12 divisional sections for each month - numbered 9-494 pages, plus 4 pages of index. Each year calls for 3 plates - thus in theory there should be 36 plates but this copy has only 24 plates. The vendor can find no other copy to compare the plates to - THUS SOLD AS DEFECTIVE. BOUND WITH - for no apparent reason- THE ACCUSATION, TRAIL, DEFENCE, EXECUTION, AND LAST WILL, OF LEWIS XVI. Edinburgh 1793, portrait, title, plate of the guillotine, 1-108 pages. AND HILDROP, JOHN - FREE THOUGHTS UPON BRUTE CREATION: WHERE IN FATHER BOUGEANT'S PHILOSOPHICAL AMUSEMENT, & C, IS EXAMINED. London 1750. Title (soiled) with contemporary manuscript on the verso, 4-151 pages (final leaf defective plus pencil scribbling) . The first of two years of THE CONJUROR'S MAGAZINE. There is a scanned copy of this first year available online and the text collation herewith conforms to that copy THUS TEXT COMPLETE. A scarce work - only two listed at auction and one of those listed lacked all plates- the collation of the other is unstated. All plates throughout have been numbered by some early scribe. Sundry condition issues - please ask for further photos. SOLD AS A WORKING COPY OF ALL THREE WORKS. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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        TRAVELS THROUGH NORTH & SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, EAST & WEST FLORIDA, THE CHEROKEE COUNTRY, THE EXTENSIVE TERRITORIES OF THE MUSCOGULGES, OR CREEK CONFEDERACY, AND THE COUNTRY OF THE CHACTAWS [sic]

      Philadelphia: James & Johnson, 1791.. [2],xxxiv,522pp. plus engraved frontispiece portrait of "Mico Chulcco the Long Warrior" by J. Trenchard after Bartram, engraved folding map, and seven engraved plates of natural history specimens (one folding). Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt, leather label. Hinges and top of spine neatly repaired. Modern ownership inscription on front fly leaf. Small tear in titlepage, repaired; tear in a plate, also neatly repaired. Light foxing. A very good copy in contemporary condition of a book almost always found damaged. In a red half morocco and cloth slipcase, spine gilt. The rare first edition of one of the classic accounts of southern natural history and exploration, with much material on the southern Indian tribes. For the period, Bartram's work is unrivalled. He travelled several thousand miles through the Southeast in the years just prior to the American Revolution. "...Bartram wrote with all the enthusiasm and interest with which the fervent old Spanish friars and missionaries narrated the wonders of the new found world...he neglected nothing which would add to the common stock of human knowledge" - Field. "Unequalled for the vivid picturesqueness of its descriptions of nature, scenery, and productions" - Sabin. "The classic of southern natural history and exploration, with much on the southern Indian tribes. Bartram's account of the remote frontier, of the plantations, trading posts, and Indian villages at the end of the eighteenth century is unrivaled" - Streeter. Includes a chapter concerning the customs and language of the Muscogulges and Cherokees. HOWES B223, "b." CLARK I:197. EVANS 23159. SABIN 3870. VAIL 849. Coats, THE PLANT HUNTERS, pp.273-76. TAXONOMIC LITERATURE 329. STREETER SALE 1088. FIELD 94. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 301. SERVIES 669.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        JOURNAL OF THE THIRD SESSION OF THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, DECEMBER 6th, 1790

      Philadelphia: John Fenno, 1791.. 203pp. Folio. Contemporary sheep, expertly rebacked in matching style, gilt leather label. Ex- lib. from the Western Reserve Historical Society, with institutional bookplate on front pastedown and blindstamp on titlepage. Light scattered foxing, else quite clean internally. Very good. The journal of the Senate recorded during the third session of the first Congress and including its response to a State of the Union address by Washington detailing issues with public credit and the northwest frontier; sundry acts authorizing the President to discharge foreign debts; and "An Act Declaring the Consent of Congress, that a New State be Formed within the Jurisdiction of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Admitted into this Union by the name of the State of Kentucky." In all, many important issues were settled in the discussions recorded here, and many significant events in the nation's history are treated in depth. NAIP w020589. EVANS 23901.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Carte de la Partie septentrionale de l'Italie." Kartenfolge auf 3 (von 4) Blättern

      Grenzkolorierte Kupferstich-Karten von C. A. Chauchard bei Jean-Claude Dezauche 1791. 49x84 cm. ca. je Blatt. Zusammen - Tooley 2 Bd. I. S. 259 - Ohne Blatt I. der vierteiligen großformatigen Wandkarte. Blatt II. zeigt Teile von Tirol, Kärnten, Steiermark, Südtirol, Istrien, Krain, Venetien, Verona und Vicenza zwischen Murau, Novi, Venedig, Mantua, Trient und Meran. Blatt III: Südwestfrankreich und Teile von Piemont, Ligurien, Emilia Romagna, Toskana, Riviera di Levante, Riviera di Ponente begrenzt durch Briancon, Asti, Reggio dell' Emilia, Volterra, Toulon und Barjols. Blatt IV: Teile von Emilia Romagna, Marken, Umbrien, Toskana zwischen Mantua, Siena, Perugia und der Adriaküste vom Podelta bis Fermo; den Süden Istriens bei Pula mit einem Teil der Insel der Kvarner Bucht. Blatt 3 mit restauriertem Randeinriss oben rechts, Blatt 4 mit 2 Quetschfalten unten.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        THE HISTORY OF TOM JONES, A FOUNDLING [3 Volumes]

      Edinburgh: J. Sibbald, 1791. Hard Cover. Very Good binding. Thomas Rowlandson. Contemporary full calf with red morocco titles and black number labels [number label for volume 2 is lacking; only the impression remains]; bindings have discreet archival hinge repair and tightening; all 12 Rowlandson engravings are present; a nice, presentable copy. Very Good binding.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        Elements of the art of dyeing. translated from the French by William Hamilton.

      by Stephen Couchman, and sold by J. Johnson,, London 1791 - First edition in English of Berthollet's important scientific contribution to the burgeoning European textile industry. Having collaborated with Lavoisier on the latter's pioneering chemical nomenclature and presented some seventeen memoirs to the Academy, the author was already an influential chemist when appointed inspector of dye works and director of the Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins in 1784. The Gobelins had their origins in the workshops of Flemish weavers brought to Paris by Henri IV in 1602 and were formally established by Colbert in 1667 as the "Royal Manufactury of Furnishings to the Crown". They became the pre-eminent centre for tapestry weaving in EuropeIn the Éléments de l'art de la teinture Berthollet "endeavored to place the ancient craft of dyeing on a scientific basis by a systematic discussion of its procedures, coupled with an attempt to find an adequate set of theoretical principles to explain the chemical actions involved. His explanation was that, depending on the variable physical conditions of temperature, quantity of solvent employed, and so forth, when a cloth was dyed the reciprocal affinities of the particles of the dye, the mordants, and the cloth itself were responsible for the kind and quality of dyeing. The colors produced were due to the oxidation of the mordant by the atmosphere" (DSB).The British edition appeared in the same year as the French, reflecting the market for such a treatise in a country where textile production was becoming one of the most important national industries. A second British edition appeared at Edinburgh the following year and several reprints appeared in the nineteenth century, presumably a measure of the popularity and utility of this scientific manual of dyeing in the British industrial revolution. 2 vols., 4to (205 × 125 mm), pp. Folding engraved plate of dyeing apparatus to volume 2. Contemporary sprinkled calf, panelled spines. Joints expertly and neatly repaired. An excellent copy, pleasingly crisp and fresh throughout. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Justin Croft Antiquarian Books Ltd ABA]
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        Sinngedichte aufs neue überarbeitet, mit drey Büchern vermehrt, und mit Anmerkungen begleitet von Karl Wilhelm Ramler

      Lpz., Weidmann 1791.. 2 Theile in 1 geb. 8°. 738 S. HLn. d. 19. Jhdts. Mit Rückengoldpräg. Durchgeh. gebräunt. W.-G.² 6; Faber du Faur 275f. - Friedrich von Logau (1605-1655) entstammte einem alten schlesischen Adelsgeschlecht. Er verfasste über 3000 Epigramme und Sinngedichte. Schon bald nach seinem Tod fiel er der Vergessenehit anheim. Seine Wiederentdeckung und Wiederveröffentlichung ist Gotthold Ephraim Lessing zu verdanken. (Siehe ADB XIX 107ff.)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        THE EAST INDIA KALENDAR or ASIATIC REGISTER, For Bengal, Madras, Bombay, Fort Marlborough, China and St, Helena, FOR THE YEAR 1791

      London, printed for J. Debrett, 1791.. On a more extensive plan than any hitherto offered to the public. Containg Complete and Correct LISTS of the Company's Civil, Military, Marine, Law, and Revenue Establishments: Public Offices, Bankers, Greek, Armenian, Mogul and Portuguese Merchants: Company's Agents at Home and Abroad: with A Correct List of British European Subjects residing in INDIA, not in the Company's Service. etc. 1791, 12mo bound in sixes, approximately 155 x 90 mm, 6½ x 3½ inches, pages: xii, 1-156, bound in full speckled roan, gilt lettered morocco label to spine, gilt date at bottom of spine, doube blind rules to covers. Binding rubbed, title page has pale age-browing, last page has pale age-browning to outer margin, endpapers have pale foxing, tiny hole to 1 page, just affecting last 2 numbers of a date, light crease to top of 1 page, otherwise a very good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Tragedies

      London: John Bell 1791 - 7 volumes, 6 inches tall. Full straight grain morocco with label, gilt bands, titles, superb centre tools, all edges and dentelles. This is the first 7 volumes of Tragedies, part of John Bell's British library series. Containing many plays all individually paginated. Each also has a superb engraved frontispiece and title page. An exceedingly pretty run. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB]
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        Lucians neueste Reisen oder wahrhafte Geschichten

      Alethopel (d. i. Tübingen, Cotta?), 1791.. 4 Bll., 354 S. Pappband d. Zt. Weller I, 93; Goed. IV/1, 593, 41,8 gibt Grözinger in Reutlingen als Drucker an; Hayn/Got. IV, 296: "Amüsantes, satyrisches Werk gegen Vielschreiber, Nachahmer, Anekdotensammler etc. (...) S. 115ff.: Satyre auf die Werther-Nachahmer. Lucian gelangt zu Pygmäen, welche nur Fliegengrösse haben. Es sind die Nachahmer unter den Schriftstellern. Er fängt einige und befragt sie über ihre literarischen Sünden. Einer antwortet auf die Frage, wen er nachgeahmt habe: `Den Verfasser von Werther`s Leiden!`, und auf die Frage, was ihm denn in Werthers Leiden am besten gefallen habe: `Das Roznäschen von dem kleinen Bruder der Lotte! Ha! über dieses bin ich fast vergangen". Einem anderen wieder hat die Stelle am besten gefallen, `wo Lotte dem Kinde die von Werther geküsste Wange wäscht", etc. So geisselt Seybold mit beissender Ironie die anmassende Verständnislosigkeit der Werthernachahmer u. -gegner." - Seybold sprudelt fast über vor Ideen, es gibt auch noch eine umfangreich beschriebene Gelehrtenversteigerung auf dem Sirius, in welcher neben Merkur als Auktionator die in Luftschiffen anreisenden Buchhändler, die vor 10 Jahren ersteigerten Gelehrten wieder (mit Verlust) unter dem Hammer bringen wollen (nimmt Bezug auf die von Seybold 1781 in den Oberrheinischen Mannigfaltigkeiten veröffentlichte Satire: "Die Gelehrten-Verstaigerung (sic!) nach dem Lucian"). - Bestoßen, Gelenke stärker berieben. Tls. gebräunt, bzw. braunfleckig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America: Together with The Psalter, or Psalms of David

      Philadelphia: Printed by Hall and Sellers, 1791. Second printing. Leather Bound. Very Good +. 4 x 6 inches. 12mo. Collates as a - c (6 leaf quires) + A - Uu (6 leaf quires). a1 (title page) in facsimile. A few leaves of Selections from Psalms and Psalter (Q3-Q4 and Aa2-Aa5) lacking. Printed in two column Roman type. A few other pages (B1, B2, K4, P6, Dd5, Ee5, and Uu6) with small losses. F3 with closed tear to inner margin. Scattered stains. The Psalter has a separate title page with a continuous register. Endpapers renewed. Old ownership inscription of Sarah Percival. Griffiths 1791/18. Bound full straight grained modern calf with red spine label containing gilt title and date. A very good copy of this scarce printing of the American BCP. It is the second printing of the BCP in America, and one of only two editions before the addition of the Ordinal in 1792.

      [Bookseller: St. Wulfstans Books]
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        Richard Brinsley Sheridan Esq

      London: J. Hall, No. 83 Berwick Street, April 30, 1791. Copper engraving. In excellent condition. Image size: 17 7/8 x 13 7/8 inches. 20 1/2 x 15 inches. 24 1/2 x 18 3/16 inches. A lovely copy of Reynolds' distinguished portrait of Richard Sheridan, the famous politician and dramatist. Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816) was a renowned British dramatist and politician. His witty plays exhibit the finest development of the comedy of manners in 18th-century England, and he was one of the most admired playwrights of his day. At a young age Sheridan purchased the Drury Lane Theatre in London, which he owned until it was destroyed by fire in 1809. Among his best known works are 'The School for Scandal', and 'The Critic' which are both witty satires on fashionable society. Sheridan became a member of parliament in 1780, and went on to lead a distinguished and influential parliamentary career. As a politician Sheridan was best remembered for his eloquent speeches in opposition to the British war against the American colonies. As a young man, he was acquainted with Samuel Johnson, and was later friends with George, Prince of Wales. O'Donoghue, Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits... in the British Museum 3.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Scherzi Poetici

      Modena:: Stamperia Ducale,, 1791. 4to. Small 4to (212 x 148 mm). Collation: A8 (A2 + 1) B-C8 D6. Engraved title and 31 ff., paginated 3, [3], 5-58, [2]. Engraved title within ornamental border and with allegorical vignette by Gasparo Gaiani. Errata leaf (printed on verso only) inserted after A2. Colophon at end, dated 24 July 1791. Contemporary Italian mottled calf, spine gold-tooled, red edges, striking red-striped endpapers (slight wear). ***& & ONLY EDITION. Rare collection of 26 poems, on love (true and disappointed), flattery, sincerity, despair, jealousy, sleep, the seasons, happiness, thunderstorms, gifts, dreams, abandonment, and so on. Parozzi, who signed the dedication to the Marchesa Teresa Zambeccari Rangone, was a member of the Accademia dei Dissonanti of Modena from 1776 (later the Accademia di scienze, lettere e arti). Tiraboschi noted that some of his poems were published in single sheets, as fogli volanti. This appears to be his only published collection. & & Not in ICCU; one copy located in the US (Harvard). Cf. Tiraboschi, Notizie biografiche V:54.&

      [Bookseller: Musinsky Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Life Of Samuel Johnson, LL. D

      London: Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly. 1791. First Edition; First Printing. Full-Leather. One of 1750 copies issued in the First Edition. First state with the first volume containing two cancels and 'gve' for 'give' on p.135, l.10, the second volume with the large number of misnumbered pages and five cancelled leaves. Annotation in period hand on p. 136, marking the attribution of performance of C. B. , dedicated to Charles Bathurst, as erroneous. Pottle 79. [xxviii], 516; [ii], 586 [sic, wrongly numbered as 588], [2]; All plates present, volume one with the frontispiece portrait of Samuel Johnson, engraved by J. Heath after the Sir Joshua Reynolds (1756) painting; volume two with "The Round Robin" at p. 92 and "fac-similes of Dr. Johnson's handwriting" at p. 588. With the booklabels of William Downes and Moreau Delano on marbled pastedown. Contemporary calf, rebacked, some light scattered foxing and soiling, a very pleasing, mostly close to Fine copy of this landmark set; Often praised as the greatest biography written in English, Boswell's famous work covers Samuel Johnson, (1709 -1784), English poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer .

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        THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LLD

      London: by Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1791. First edition. Quarto (pages: 267 x 208 mm), collating: xii, [xiii-xxviii], 516; [ii], 588; complete with frontis portrait of Johnson in vol. 1, round robin plate and plate of his handwriting in vol. 2. Second state of p. 135 with the corrected spelling of "give" in vol. 1, although both states were available for purchase at book shops on May 16, 1791, the official publication date. With all other first edition points required by Pottle.& & Handsome contemporary tree calf, sympathetically rebacked, preserving early red morocco spine labels. Original end papers with old bookseller description tipped in (Maggs 1955) and some penciled notations, otherwise internally clean and unmarked, with minor traces of foxing, heaviest at the preliminary and final pages. & & Original owner's name, "James Mansfield 1791," on each title page, presumed to be Sir James Mansfield (1733 - 1821) Solicitor General (1780 - 1782, 1783) and Chief Justice of the Common Pleas (1804 - 1814). "Boswell is the first of biographers. He has no second. He has distanced all his competitors so decidedly that it is not worth while to place them". Thomas Macaulay, critique in the "Edinburgh Review," 1831.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Traite de Matiere Medicale par M. Cullen, M.D. Traduit de l'Anglois sur la seule Edition donnee par l'Auteur Edinbourg en 1789; par M. Bosquillon, etc., etc

      Pavia: R. I. Monastere de S. Sauveur, 1791. 3 volumes; untrimmed as issued and largely an unperused set in contemporary paper covered boards;. Photos available upon request.

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        Obras de eloqüencia y poesía premiadas por la Real Universidad de México en el certamen literario que celebró el dia 28 de diciembre de 1790. Con motivo de la exaltacion al trono de nuestro católico monarca el Sr. D. Cárlos IIII. Rey de España y de la Indias

      México: Por Don Feilipe de Zúñiga y Ontiveros, 1791. First edition. Early quarter calf over marbled boards. Boards worn with loss on rear else a very good copy, small paper label on spine, closed tear on title, light foxing on front endpapers; contents quite clean and binding tight. Sm. 8vo. Dedication signed: Dr. Gregorio Omaña y Sotomayor. Rector. Each commemorative article paged separately, with special half-title. Fourteen odes for Charles IV, King of Spain: [Dedicatoria al Rey]. [Explicacion]. Oratio pro certamen litterario mexicanae. Academiae in proclamatione Caroli quarti... a Francisco de Castro Zambrano. Oratio in laudem Caroli quarti... auctore Doctore Foeliciano Paulo Mendivil et Sanchez. Elogio del Señor Carlos quarto... su autor el Br. D. Joseph Manuel Sartorio. Elogio de Carlos quarto... su autor Don Joseph de Ayarzagoitia. Canto en elogio de Carlos quarto... su autor el Br. D. Manuel Gomez y Marin. Canto en elogio de Carlos quarto... su autor Don Manuel Calderon de la Barca. Romance endecasílabo en elogio de Carlos quarto... su autor el Sr. Don Rafael Amar. Romance endecasilavo en elogio de Carlos quarto... su autor el Br. Don Juan Bermudez. Romance endecasilabo. En elogio de Carlos quarto... su autor el Br. Don Joseph Mariano de Castro. Romance endecasílabo. En elogio de Carlos quarto... Por D. Joseph Eduardo de Cárdenas. Rapto poetico en que se bosqueja el regocijo de México en la proclamacion de... Carlos quarto, Su autor el Dr. D. Juan Francisco de Castañiza. Oda Safico-adónica en elogio de Carlos quarto... su autor el Br. D. Manuel Gomez y Marin. Oda que para dár principio á un nuevo certamen de amor compuso una colegiala del Real Colegio de niñas de S. Ignacio de Loyola de esta ciudad de Mexico. Soneto del Sr. Dr. D. Juan Joseph Gamboa. Soneto de Doña Clementa Vicenta Gutierrez del Mazo y Velarde. Lyras por el autor de la oracion castellana. Epigramma por el autor de la primera Oracion latina. Epigramma por el Br. D. Manuel Gutierrez de Huesca. Sabin 57264. Palau 197919. Medina: Imp. Mexico VI: p. 594. Salva 2360. Heredia 6434. Ramírez: Bibliotheca mexicana 600.

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        Replica a Difesa di Giuseppe Felici, Francesco Salada, E Santino

      1791. [Carandi (Carandini), Prospero]. Replica a Difesa di Giuseppe Felici, Francesco Salada, E Santino Menconi Nella Causa di Preteso Contrabbando di Tabacco Pendente in Grado di Revisione Avanti Gl'Illustrissimi Signori Consiglieri Co: Pompeo Baldasseroni, Giuseppe Simonini, E Francesco Ansaloni. Modena: Presso la Societa' Tipografica, 1791. 37 pp. Folio (11-1/4" x 7-1/2"). Recent stiff wrappers, endpapers renewed. Large woodcut title-page device, large woodcut vignette to head of p. 1. Light toning to text, internally clean. * Only edition. Defense submission for an appeal involving three men convicted of smuggling tobacco in a suit initiated by the licensed tobacco contractor Massa and Carrara. The arguments are erudite and learned; there are citations to Bartolus and Alberico de Rosate, for example, and, on p. 33, a eight-line quotation from Virgil. No copies located on OCLC.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        Elements of the Art of Dyeing. Volume II

      London - J. Johnson, 1791 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce first English edition of Berthollet's influential treatise, which considers the ancient craft of dyeing in a scientific manner. The first English edition was published in the same year as the French. 'Translated from the French by William Hamilton, M. D. Physician to the London Hospital, and Lecturer in Chemistry'. Featuring a fold-out engraved plate of dyeing apparatus and a vocabulary of chemicals to the rear. Volume II of two volumes. Claude Louis Berthollet (1748-1822) was a noted Savoyard-French chemist. He carried out research into dyes and bleaches, andintroduced the use of chlorine as a bleach. He was one of the first chemists to recognize the characteristics of reverse reactions, and hence, chemical equilibrium. With Antoine Lavoisier and others, he devised a system of chemical names. Berthollet accompanied Napoleon to Egypt, and was a member of the Institut d'Egypte. In 1784, he was appointed Inspector of Dye Works and Director of the Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins, the centre of European tapestry weaving. In 1789 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London, and in 1804 became Vice President of the French Senate. Condition: In publishers original paper-covered boards. Externally, worn, with loss and marks. The boards are held by the cords only, with the majority of the backstrip missing. Internally, loose. Remarkably bright withoccasional light spotting. There are occasional marks, including a blue mark to p262, possibly from dye. There is some foxing to the folding plate, prominent to the first fold. Some dusting and small closed tears to extreme outer margins. A bright copy of this extremely scarce text. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        VOYAGES AND TRAVELS OF AN INDIAN INTERPRETER AND TRADER, DESCRIBING THE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS...TO WHICH IS ADDED, A VOCABULARY OF THE CHIPPEWAY LANGUAGE

      London. 1791.. x,[3],295pp. plus folding frontispiece map. Quarto. 19th-century three- quarter calf and cloth, nicely rebacked with gilt-decorated backstrip laid down, morocco label. Very light offsetting from map onto titlepage. A very good copy. Long began working for the Hudson's Bay Company in 1768. As a fur trader he travelled extensively among the Canadian Indians for nineteen years. "His knowledge of the character, customs, and domestic life of the Indians was therefore the most thorough and intimate. His relations are characterized by candor and intelligence..." - Field. "An excellent account of the customs and manners of the Indians among whom the author lived..." - Graff. The map depicts the territory of southern Canada as far west as the Great Lakes. HOWES L443. HUBACH, p.27. PILLING, PROOF- SHEETS 2311. RADER 2249. TPL 597. EBERSTADT 113:288a. GRAFF 2527. FIELD 946. SABIN 41878. STREETER SALE 3651.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        ICONOLOGIE PAR FIGURES. OU TRAITE COMPLET DES ALLEGORIES EMBLEMES &c. Ouvrage utile aux Artistes, aux Amateurs et pouvant servir a l'education du jeunes personnes. Par M.M. Gravelot et Cochin. Tome III [only of 4]

      Paris: Chez Le Pan, Rue S. Guillaume la premiere porte Cochere a droite en entrant par la rue S. Dominique, 1791 from editor's note in another vol. Softcover. Good. Finely engraved plates (50) + engraved titlepage. First plate dated 1777, plates all "del" or "invenit" by Gravelot or Cochin, with various engravers named. Volume III (of IV) octavo "en brochure", uncut, unbound, cover sheets dusty. Frontispiece + engraved titlepage +100pp +partial index (index lacks A-N pp101-4 but p105/6 present covering letters N to Z). The plates are not within the collation and loose (as from the publisher) and only some are numbered (1-12) but numbers are not sequential, several with the same number although plates are not the same. All plates face a text page with the subject that matches the title opposite, except one which does not match. *An outstanding collection of engraved emblematic figures meant as artists' models in the original unbound state (Volume III only). "Hubert-Francois Bourguignon, commonly known as Gravelot (1699-1773), was a French engraver, a famous book illustrator, designer and drawing-master. Born in Paris, he emigrated to London in 1732, where he quickly became a central figure in the introduction of the Rococo style in British design, which was disseminated from London in this period, through the media of book illustrations and engraved designs as well as by the examples of luxury goods in the 'French taste' brought down from London to provincial towns and country houses" (Wikipedia).

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        Mechanismus der menschlichen Sprache nebst der Beschreibung seiner sprechenden Maschine

      Vienna: J.B. Degen, 1791. Hardcover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. (10) ff., including half-title and title proper, engraved frontispiece portrait of Ignaz Born, 456 pp., 26 consecutively numbered plates, and one unnumbered table. Bound in contemporary blue publisher's boards, with stamped title label on spine. Head and tail of spine a bit chipped, and joints shaken but sound, pages and plates clean and fresh. Scarce first edition of Kempelen's first monograph on his famed Talking Machine, typical of the mechanical wonders popular in Enlightenment salons. Versions of Kemplen's machine were exhibited and demonstrated throughout Europe alongside his chess automaton, enjoying a healthy reputation with audiences well into the mid-19th century; according to Goethe, who witnessed an exhibition, "it was able to say some childish words very nicely." As Kempelen's list of subscribers in the present work indicates, the enthusiasm for his automations ranged all over Europe from English generals to Russian princes. The Mechanismus der menschlichen Sprache presents the culmination of nearly 20 years of Kempelen's work on artificial speech, from theories of animal language to his earliest experiments with compressed air. Richly illustrated with 26 engraved plates, the latter part of the work explains the construction of Kempelen's machine and indeed encourages others to build and improve upon his own design. The book "was not meant for the scientific community, but for the interested common reader who wanted to try their hand at a speaking machine that could be built 'without any outlay,' and operated 'without special knowledge,' one that could reproduce every subtlety of the human voice." (Felderer & Stroudhal) The Talking Machine is often mentioned in contemporary accounts alongside Kempelen's automated chess player, the Turk. Although the latter would become more enduringly famous, even more so after its exposure as an elaborate hoax in the early 1820s, Kempelen was always prouder of his Talking Machine, to which he had devoted much more time and effort than the Turk. "During his tour in 1783-1784, Kempelen always presented the chess-player in the company of the speaking machine. Wherever he appeared with the two devices, the presentations always provoked heated responses from the authors of the late Enlightenment, both surprised and amazed, critical and sceptical, because Kempelen's interpretation of the dream machine of his age proved more radical than that of the other automaton builders. While the automatons of Vaucanson, Jaquet-Droz or Knaus were reproducing already existing things, Kempelen's speaking machine seemed to have appropriated the human voice, its chess-player the human mind." (Felderer & Stroudhal) In the field of speech synthesis and reproduction, Kempelen and his Mechanismus are often seen as pioneers, virtually creating an entire discipline which eventually led to the work of Alexander Graham Bell in the late 19th century. Kempelen's exhaustive experiments produced the first machine which did not merely reproduce the sounds of speech (vowels had been synthesized as early as 1773) but actually enunciated whole words and short sentences - a manually operated speech synthesizer. After viewing a Kempelen-inspired speech machine in the 1860s, Alexander Graham Bell became fascinated by the idea of reproducing sound; he is known to have procured and translated the present German account, inspiring a lifetime of research into the mechanical reproduction of sound which eventually culminated in his invention of the telephone in 1876. In recognition of Kempelen's early work on automation, the Wolfgang von Kempelen Computing Science History Prize was named in his honor. * Weil, Catalogue 2, #231; OCLC 4578343. Cf Felderer & Stroudhal, "Speaking without lips, thinking without brain: Farkas Kempelen's speaking machine and chess-playing android" (exhibition at the Universität für angewandte Kunst, Vienna); van den Broeck

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        A New Medical Dictionary, Or, General Repository of Physic : Containing an Explanation of the Terms, and a Description of the Various Particulars Relating to Anatomy, Physiology, Physic

      London : Printed for J. Johnson ; G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1791. Hardcover. Very Good. London: Printed for J. Johnson; G.G.J. and J. Robinson; A. Hamilton, J. and J. Murray, 1791. Folio. (x, 388,393-738, [14] p., plates) Fully bound in contemporary brown leather. Professionally restored. 6 raised bands. 7 compartments. Red Morocco spine label with gilt lettering. Tight binding and solid boards. Minor shelf wear. Rubbing to boards. Bumping to corners. Personal library bookplate of David S. Brooks inside front board. Minor toning to preliminary leaves. Otherwise, pages are clean and unmarked. All steel-plate engraved illustrations present. <br><br>According to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, George Motherby was trained as a physician, receiving a medical degree from the University of Aberdeen in 1767. He worked as a surgeon in Liverpool in 1766 and later as a physician in Middlesex. He was also conspicuous for his work in Königsberg, where he introduced the technique of vaccination for smallpox circa 1770. Motherby died in 1793. A New Medical Dictionary is notable for its account of the practice of Variolation, Motherbyâ&#128;&#153;s technique of introducing small quantities of smallpox into a patient through an open wound, hoping to develop an immunity to the virus.<br><br> David Brooks (1756 â&#128;&#147; August 30, 1838) was an officer in the Continental Army in the American Revolution, a United States representative from New York, and an original member of the Society of the Cincinnati upon its founding in 1783.

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        The History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset, Collected from Authentick Records, and an Actual Survey Made By the Late Mr. Edmund Rack. ( Complete in 3 Volumes )

      Bath: R. Cruttwell , 1791. Complete in 3 volumes, extra illustrated. Collation, lii,277pp, 508pp, 648[2]pp, half title&#39;s present, complete with all engravings. Extra illustrated with 10 photographic plates, plus 1 folding Speed map. Most illustrations cropped, relaid on strong paper. These volumes were probably rebound in the 1960s, at that time the binder must have inserted the extra plates and map, trimmed and relaid the original plates. Bound in half calf, calf corners, raised bands, leather title labels, marble boards. Calf lightly rubbed, slight faded. Bindings in very good clean firm condition. Internally, pages and illustrations in good condition throughout. A nice set, in very good solid bindings. . First Edition. Half Calf. Very Good. Small Folio.

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        NACHRICHTERS: oder Nutzliches und aufrichtiges Ross-Artzney-B&#159;chlein

      Germantown [PA]:: Peter Leibert,. 1791.. 12mo: A - I^12 K^6. 5-3/8" x 3-1/4". 1st edition thus, i.e., this publisher, and 3rd US edition overall (Arndt & Eck GERMAN LANGUAGE PRINTING, 804; Austin 643; Bristol B7679). 1st published in the US by Saur in 1770. 221, [7] pp. P. 17 mis-numbered 15; 212 as 112.. Period brown quarter sheep binding, with patterned-paste paper boards.. Front board with abrasion to upper right quadrant, affecting. associated corner of text block margin, though diminishing through. 1st gathering. Foxing & browning. Early prior owner signature of. one "Christian Ley". A Good+ copy of this rare veterinary manual.. The third US edition of this work of veterinary medicine, first published in Freiburg in 1716, with much on diseases affecting horses. Also distinguished as one of the earliest (3rd?) veterinary manuals published in the US. Uncommon in the trade. . Head- tailpieces.

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        Engelska språkets art, wisad uti föreläsningar, til deras tjenst, som utan muntelig underwisning sjelfwa lära sig detta språk.

      På egen bekostnad. Lund, C. F. Berling, 1791. 8:o. (10),132 s. + BUNTH, CHRISTOPHER DANIEL. Kort anwisning til engelska språkets rätta uttal och accent, hwarigenom en swensk med liten möda kan lära sig at uttala orden, och sätta accenten på sit tilbörliga ställe. På egen bekostnad. Lund, C. F. Berling, 1791. 8:o. 64 s. Trevligt samtida ljusbrunt hfrbd med upphöjda bind, sparsamt guldornerad rygg och titeletikett i glättad papp med texten: "Språkets art mm". Stänkta snitt. Ytlig spricka upptill i främre ytterfalsen. Någon enstaka småfläck. Med Lars Lostbohms namnteckning på titelbladet. Fint ex. från Ericsberg.. Hammarsköld Förtekning s. 34. I det första arbetet ingår sex smärre översättningsövningar och en serie betraktelser av Sverige ur ett historiskt och geografiskt perspektiv. Detta var en nymodighet i språkundervisningen och enligt Ingar Bratt det första exemplet på avancerade översättningsövningar från modersmålet. Arbetet avslutas med mottot: "Enough is as good as a feast". Det andra arbetet är enligt författaren själv närmast ett tillägg till det första arbetet, med korrigeringar och en ny uttalslära. I sitt företal konstaterar Bunth att det engelska språket på senare tid vunnit i popularitet i Sverige. De flesta studerar det emellertid "för at hafwa något at glömma, då de lägga sig winn om annat." För att underlätta inlärningen av det engelska uttalet har Bunth låtit överföra några engelska stycken i en ljudtrogen transkription, exempelvis "Å baädd uåaif iss ä häwwi buården" ("A bad wife is a heavy burthen"). Christopher Daniel Bunth (1761-1831) hade studerat i Greifswald och för språkmästaren i Lund Ifvar Kraak. Bunth fick 1786 docentur "uti engelska och franska witterheten" vid Lunds universitet, en oavlönad tjänst som medgav rättighet att undervisa vid lärosätet. Han lät trycka en rad läromedel och författade även några skådespel. Bunth övergick till prästtjänst 1799

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        ACTS PASSED AT A CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.... [bound with]: ACTS PASSED AT THE SECOND SESSION OF THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.... [bound with]: ACTS PASSED AT THE THIRD SESSION OF THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

      Philadelphia & New York: Francis Childs and John Swaine, [1791].. Three volumes bound in one. 93,[1]; 228; [3],228-277,[1 blank],[278]- 279pp. Folio. Contemporary calf, expertly rebacked in period style, original gilt morocco label preserved. Rubbed. Scattered dampstaining and foxing. Despite defects, overall still very good. The Acts of Congress, from the first three sessions of the first Congress, bound together. Included herein: The second folio edition of the ACTS PASSED AT A CONGRESS..., after the first of 1789, reprinted to go with the session laws with which it is here bound. The first session of Congress met in New York on March 4, 1789, and continued until the end of September. It officially ratified the Constitution and Washington&#39;s election as first U.S. president, and passed much of the most basic legislation for the machinery of government, regulating the Customs, Judiciary, Post Office, Mint, and the like. Much time was spent on the Bill of Rights, which appears here, still including twelve amendments (the first two, relating to the numbers in a congressional district and congressional salaries, were later omitted). Needless to say, all of these things make the acts of this session a foundation work in the history of American government. The ACTS PASSED AT THE SECOND SESSION... "contains the Treaties and Conventions ratified with the several countries of Europe, and with the Indian tribes" (Evans). Much more important foundation legislation was passed in this session, including the Census, naturalization law, the copyright bill, the settling of the District of Columbia as the seat of the new government, and various tariff and fiscal laws. This issue of the ACTS PASSED AT THE THIRD SESSION... is apparently unrecorded. Evans and the North American Imprints Project cite two other folio editions: another Philadelphia edition of 286 pages, and a Richmond edition printed for the General Assembly of the State of Virginia. This 279- page edition clearly is complete in itself: the last printing is halfway down the recto of the leaf, followed by a terminal type ornament. Evans states that the 286-page version is not the first, without providing an alternative. It seems likely that this is the actual first issue. More important legislation is found here: the admission of Vermont, the incorporation of the Bank of the United States, the admission of Kentucky, and the establishment of the Mint. A foundation volume of laws. EVANS 23842 (first session), 22952 (second session), 23845 (third session, another ed). NORTH AMERICAN IMPRINTS PROJECT w014375 (another ed).

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        PLAN OF THE NEW CONSTITUTION FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; AN AUTHENTIC COPY OF THE FRENCH CONSTITUTION; LA CONSTITUTION FRANCOISE; NEW CONSTITUTION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF POLAND; [4 WORKS IN ONE VOL 1791]

      Debrett. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1791-1792. Hardcover. Constitution; 18th Century; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; [2], 84; [2] 78; [2], 110; [4], 32; 8 pages; An Authentic Copy of the French Constitution; La Constitution Francoise; New Constitution of the Government of Poland; Plan of the New Constitution for the United States of America. Together 4 works in one volume. All printed for Debrett. Marbled boards with irregularly-cut half leather, this very scarce early volume contains four important governmental publications printed by J. Debrett. These printings -- the second of which is in French -- are beautifully typeset in typical 18th Century typefaces with fancy ligatures on fine deckled pages. The Plan of the New Constitution for the United States contains a preface written by the editor that speaks of the "sudden rise of a new empire in the world"; the constitution was adopted only five years previous. Marbled boards rubbed, the pages are all intact with light toning. The front board has a small interior gap from the text block which probably occurred at binding. The book is solid and squarely bound. The volume bears two nicely inscribed period inscriptions, one with the name of Noah Wood, a city father of Syracuse, New York. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 9" and, in addition to the independently numbered components, includes an 8 page catalog of other books printed for J. Debrett. French Constitution [English], fourth edition 1791, date mistakenly [? ] shown as m, d, cc, cxi where cxi should be xci. French Constitution, second edition [French] dated 1791, printed 1791. Constitution of Poland, second edition, dated 1791, printed 1791. Plan of the New Constitution of the United states of America, new edition corrected 1792, printed 1792 [Sabin 63294], [Howes P413]. .

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        Rights of Man being an answer to Mr. Burke's attack on the French Revolution. By Thomas Paine, Secretary for Foreign Affairs in the American War, and Author of the work entitled ''Common Sense.''

      London-Derry: Printed at the desire of a Society of gentlemen, 1791. First London-derry edition. Disbound. Removed from a larger volume, leaves toned, damp stain to first few and last few leaves, title page split along spine, lacking wrappers, a few upper fore-corners bent or chipped with loss to a few words on two lines on one leaf, overall still a good copy. 8vo. A rare printing of this seminal work concerning the French Revolution. Only one copy in North America, at the Library of Congress, one in England at the British Library, and the remaining six in Ireland. Printing and the Mind of Man 241. ESTC T169447.

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        Agarian Justice, Opposed To Agarian Law, And To Agarian Monopoly, Being A Plan For Melorating The Condition Of Man, By Creating in Every Nation, A National Fund..etc.,

      Baltimore: Printed By George Keatinge&#39;s Bookstore, 1791. 34 & (2)pp of ads--removed---Revised Howes "P21-b.

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        TABLEAUX DE LA REVOLUTION FRANCOISE, OU COLLECTION DE QUARANTE-HUIT GRAVURES, REPRESENTANT LES EVENEMENTS PRINCIPAUX QUI ONT EU LIEU EN FRANCE DEPUIS LAS TRANSFORMATION DES ETATS-GENERAUX EN ASSEMBLEE NATIONALE, LE 20 JUIN 1789

      Paris: by subscription through M. Briffault, Madame L Esclapart, and M. Auber, 1791. Original Wrappers. Very Good binding. Berthault after Prieur. Oblong Folio. 56 engraved plates by Berthault after Prieur in 5 fascicles; each in gray paper portfolios as issued with manuscript labels on the front wrapper and printed title and description inside the back wrapper; the portfolios have all separated at the spines; "Cahier IV" is lacking the back wrapper; plates are through numbered 1-58 lacking #42 and #48; roughly 12 plates with glassine and paper guards laid in each fascicle; marginal foxing, shelfwear and occasional staining, but largely the images are clean; all housed in a handsome modern cloth portfolio and clamshell with green morocco title label; striking images chronicling the events of the French Revolution from 20 June 1789 - 16 October 1791; scarce thus. Very Good binding.

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

      Leipzig, Gräff 1791.. 16 Bll., 463 S., 1 Bl. Lederband d. Zt. mit Rückenschild. Kress B.2211; Humpert 12754; Bonar, Library of A. Smith, 171 Anm. - Erste Ausgabe dieser Übersetzung (deutsch zuerst 1770); 1795 erschien noch ein kurzer zweiter Teil "welcher die Zusäzze zur sechsten Ausgabe enthält" und hier nicht vorliegt. Der eigentliche Text von Smith` philosophischem Hauptwerk ist vollständig. - Etwas berieben und bestoßen, unteres Rückenende beschabt. Tls. gebräunt, wenige Bll. etwas knickfaltig.

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        Résultats extraits d'un ouvrage intitulé : De la Richesse territoriale du Royaume de France ; Ouvrage dont la rédaction n'est point encore achevée.

      Imprimerie nationale 1791 Imprimé par ordre de l'Assemblée Nationale. A Paris, de l'Imprimerie nationale, 1791. 46, [2] p., in-8°. Esemplare su carta grande. Edizione originale. Molto rara. Fu ristampata da Lagrange nel 1817. Prima e grande opera di raccolta di dati sulla ricchezza del regno di Francia, iniziata durante il lavoro di Lavoisier come Fermier per la società privata Ferme Général che si occupava di raccogliere le tasse e le imposte per il governo, pubblicata nel 1791 per ordine dalla Assemblea Costituente. Uno dei più importanti trattati di economia politica del XVIII secolo, considerata alla base dell'aritmetica politica moderna e delle scienze economiche. Il particolare metodo empirico di calcolo fece scuola per tutto il XIX e il XX secolo e fece considerare Lavoisier un precursore delle scienze statistiche. Lavoisier aveva cominciato nel 1784 un lavoro di economia politica sulla ricchezza della Francia; ne presentò un estratto al Comité de l'imposition il 15 marzo 1791; l'estratto venne accolto favorevolmente e l'Assemblea ne ordinò la stampa. "De la Richesse territoriale" pose Lavoisier tra i più illustri contabili nazionali, inventori dell'economia quantitativa, per i metodi scientifici di valutazione delle rendite, delle previsioni di spesa, delle risorse demografiche ed economiche della nazione e per i calcoli della produzione e del consumo. Gli estratti sono tutto quanto pre-esisteva dell'opera, che però rimase incompiuta, e i cui manoscritti andarono perduti. Lavoisier ebbe poi l?incarico nella commissione che doveva fissare le nuove misure per garantire l'uniformità di pesi e misure in tutta la Francia. Ma i servigi resi alla scienza e al suo paese non gli valsero la grazia di fonte al Terrore: Lavoisier poté essere catturato e processato come traditore, per il suo incarico di esattore, nel 1794 e ghigliottinato assieme al suocero e gli altri colleghi a Parigi, all'età di 51 anni.

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        A Discourse Delivered to the Students of the Royal Academy, on the Distribution of the Prizes, Dec. 10, 1790. By the President

      London: Printed by Thomas Cadell 1791. London: Printed by Thomas Cadell, 1791.. First edition.. Wrappers worn and chipped at the corners; stitching gone; some foxing; a sound copy.. NCBEL II, 1176; not in Rothschild. 4to, original marbled wrappers, 31 pages. ¦ The final lecture in the series of fifteen Discourses delivered by Reynolds at the Royal Academy between 1769 & 1790. A fine association copy: inscribed on the half-title to ÒGenÕl Burgoyne / from the Author.Ó Just below that is the annotation, in the elegant hand of Peter Mequignon, Òand given by Gen. Burgoyne to / his gratefull and affectionate Servant / Mequignon.Ó Burgoyne also inscribed the front free endpaper to ÒMr. Mequignon pupil of the royal academy.Ó ¦ The great painter Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) and the dashing soldier, dramatist and politician John Burgoyne (1722-1792) were immortally linked in 1766 when Reynolds painted the vigorous and romantic portrait of 'Gentleman Johnny' in the scarlet uniform of the 16th Light Dragoons that now hangs in the Frick Collection in New York. By 1791 Burgoyne was far past his military and political activities and was enjoying great success as a playwright. Dublin-born Peter Mequignon (1769-1826) was a student at the School of Painting at the Royal Academy from 1788 to the mid 1790s. He painted portraits and dramatic subjects in London and Dublin but left no mark on the history of art.

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        THE CONSTITUTIONS OF THE UNITED STATES, ACCORDING TO THE LATEST AMENDMENTS: TO WHICH ARE ANNEXED, THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE; AND THE FEDERAL CONSTITUTION; WITH THE AMENDMENTS THERETO

      Philadelphia: Carey, Stewart, and Co., 1791.. [4],176pp. 12mo. Contemporary tree calf. Corners worn, rear hinge starting. Light foxing and toning, some scattered light soiling. Very good and in unsophisticated condition. The 1791 edition of THE CONSTITUTIONS..., the very scarce first collection of state constitutions published after the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, the first to assemble a printing of the U.S. Constitution together with twelve proposed amendments, and the first to include the constitution of Vermont along with those of the thirteen original states, including that of Massachusetts - "the oldest functioning written constitution in the world." Writing from Paris in December 1787, Thomas Jefferson responded to a letter from Madison that outlined the newly constructed federal Constitution. Though unhappy with its "omission of a bill of rights," Jefferson approved of this "government which should go on of itself peaceably" (LOA). Londoners had earlier hailed a 1781 collection of state constitutions (issued six years before the framing of the U.S. Constitution) as "the Magna Charta of the American States" (MONTHLY REVIEW). This scarce volume is the first to assemble the U.S. Constitution and the constitutions of the original thirteen states. It especially "contains the constitution of Vermont, not in any previous edition" (Matyas). Within are the colonial charters of Rhode Island (1662) and Connecticut (1663); the 1776 constitutions of Virginia, New Jersey, Delaware, New Hampshire, Maryland, and North Carolina; the 1777 constitution of New York; the 1789 Georgia constitution; the 1790 constitutions of South Carolina and Pennsylvania; as well as the 1780 Massachusetts constitution authored by John Adams - "one of the great, enduring documents of the American Revolution...the oldest functioning written constitution in the world" (McCullough). Also contains the twelve constitutional amendments proposed by Congress in 1789 (with a printed note dated August 1791 on the failure of the first two to be ratified). EVANS 23887. NAIP w030537. SABIN 16097. HOWES C716. MATYAS 91-01. McCULLOUGH, JOHN ADAMS 225. ROSENBACH 65:38. LOA, CONSTITUTION I:210.

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        Discoveries of the French in 1768 & 1769 South-East of New Guinea

      London,: John Stockdale,, 1791.. Quarto, with 12 folding charts; a fine copy in attractive modern speckled calf by Aquarius. First English edition of the great work on the French discovery of the Solomon Islands, and a direct result of the voyage of the First Fleet to New South Wales: the French original was issued in 1790.Phillip's Voyage, first published in 1789, had included the journal of Lt. Shortland on his return voyage in the Alexander transport from Botany Bay to England, during which he coasted along a group of large islands which he named "New Georgia". Fleurieu, writing in a period of intense international rivalry over Pacific discoveries, denies that discovery and promotes those of Louis de Bougainville and Jean de Surville. He draws on unpublished manuscripts as well as the printed narratives of Cook, Bougainville, Phillip, Mendana, Quiros and others.There are also interesting comments on the La PÈrouse voyage. Fleurieu announces the receipt of journals from as far as Botany Bay, and in discussing the Great Ocean Chart (a fragment of which is published here), says publication is to be delayed until his later discoveries can be inserted. The translator of this edition notes that La PÈrouse has still not turned up and "the apprehension for his loss increases daily".Beddie, 1302-3; Hill, 611; Kroepelien, 437.

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        Discoveries of the French in 1768 and 1769, to the South-East of New Guinea, with the subsequent visits to the same lands by English navigators, who gave them new names. To which is prefixed, an historical abridgement of the voyages and discoveries of the

      Hardcover. Very Good. Stockdale, London, 1791. First English edition. hardcover. original thin-leather textured boards, more recently re-backed with a new spine in superb spotted dark-tan leather. five raised bands and six gilt-ruled compartments. spine label in gilt on dark-green morocco. gilt date (1791) at bottom of spine. 324pp. 12 engraved maps and plates. 4to. Very good. internally VG+. minor spotting and shadow-tanning to prelims and latters. majority of pages are immaculate and appear unread. minor rubbing to original leather boards, especially at corners. overall a beautiful copy.

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        DISCOVERIES OF THE FRENCH IN 1768 AND 1769, TO THE SOUTH-EAST OF NEW GUINEA, WITH THE SUBSEQUENT VISITS TO THE SAME LANDS BY ENGLISH NAVIGATORS, WHO GAVE THEM NEW NAMES. TO WHICH IS PREFIXED, AN HISTORICAL ABRIDGEMENT OF THE VOYAGES AND DISCOVERIES OF THE SPANIARDS IN THE SAME SEAS

      London: Printed for John Stockdale, 1791.. xxiv,323,[1]pp. plus nine folding maps, two folding views, and a folding plate. Lacks the half title. Quarto. Modern three-quarter speckled calf and marbled boards, spine richly gilt, gilt morocco label. Offsetting from the maps, some slight age toning, but a handsome, very good copy. First English edition, following the French edition of the previous year. Writing during a period of intense international rivalry over discoveries in the Pacific, Fleurieu (a French politician and scientist) promotes the discoveries of Bougainville and Jean de Surville at the expense of British claims, though he does acknowledge some of Captain Cook&#39;s discoveries. To bolster his claims for the French, Fleurieu uses unpublished manuscripts, as well as the printed accounts of several Spanish and British navigators. An appendix prints Buache&#39;s "Extract from a memoir concerning the existence and situation of Solomon&#39;s Islands...." The twelve folding maps and plates relate to New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. "The maps are interesting, since they were based both on actual discoveries and on Fleurieu&#39;s theories. When d&#39;Entrecasteaux returned from his fruitless search for La Perouse, he confirmed that Fleurieu&#39;s theories appeared to be generally correct" - Hill. HILL 611. BEDDIE 1302. FERGUSON 105. SABIN 24749. COX II:304.

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        Observations and Remarks made during a Voyage

      Dublin,: P. Byrne, et al., 1791.. Octavo, with the half-title; a very good copy in contemporary marbled sheep, expertly rebacked, leather label; old bookplate. The voyage of the Mercury, captain Cox: this mysterious voyage - despatched by the King of Sweden during the Russo-Swedish war of 1788-1790 to the Northwest Coast of America, to harass the Russian fur-trade settlements there - was camouflaged as and is presented here as an English voyage of exploration in Mortimer's narrative and "official" account. In fact the Mercury doubled as the Swedish sixteen-gun privateer Gustaf III. The voyage visited Alaska, Unalaska, the Northwest Coast, Hawaii, Tahiti, Tasmania (Adventure Bay) and the Australian mainland. In the end though, Cox failed in the mission that he had made so attractive to his Swedish patrons, King Gustaf III and Baron Ruuth, finding himself unable to attack the starving Russians in their settlements on the Northwest Coast.'Cox remained in the Far East and died in 1791, but his lieutenant, George Mortimer, of the Marines, returned to England and wrote an account of the entire voyage, which was published in London in 1791. It is hard to believe that Mortimer did not actually know of the secret Swedish mission of the expedition, but if he did he stayed loyal to Cox (to whom he dedicated the book) and did not write one single word on "the Swedish connection". In his preface he states that the voyage 'was chiefly undertaken from motives of curiosity by Mr. Cox', and that he was 'not altogether acquainted with Mr. Cox's motives for what he did'. The book was translated into Dutch and German, and also into - Swedish! The Swedish version was abridged from Georg Forster's German one of 1791 and even retains some of Forster's footnotes. It is obvious that the Swedish translator (Carl Fredrik Landell) did not know anything whatsoever of "the Swedish connection", and since Gustaf III had been murdered in 1792, Baron Ruuth was probably the only one in Sweden or indeed the whole world who knew the truth about the expedition. One wonders if he ever saw the Swedish edition of 1798, and realised that the Captain Cox mentioned on the title-page was, in fact, the persuasive gentleman he had personally met at that secret meeting in Gothenburg 1788!' (Rolf du Rietz, in unpublished correspondence with Hordern House).Most interestingly, the members of the Mercury or Gustaf III were the first Europeans to hear anything of the course taken by the Bounty mutineers. They learned in Tahiti that "Titreano" had returned in the Bounty about two months after she had first sailed, without Bligh, and that he had sailed again fifteen days before their arrival, taking several Tahitian families. The Tahitian argot version of Christian's name meant nothing to the voyagers, and they left the island eighteen days before the failure of the mutineers' settlement on Tubuai brought the Bounty back to Tahiti for the last time.There are many references to Cook, whose path the voyage followed from Tahiti; and on Tahiti they are shown Webber's ship-board portrait of Cook (since lost), with Bligh's note on the back recording the sailing of the Bounty with one thousand and fifteen breadfruit plants in April 1789. The expedition's visit to Hawaii in September 1789 was of great significance as one of the earliest visits to the islands, and included a stop at Kealakekua Bay.This rare Dublin edition appeared in the same year as the very scarce London original. Dublin publishing in the eighteenth century included very prompt printings from London originals - which might today be called piracy. Most major voyage accounts appeared in this way, and are now often even rarer than the originals on which they were based. In this case neither edition is often seen on the market.Beddie, 254; Ferguson, 111; Forbes, 'Hawaiian National Bibliography', 214; 'Hawaii One Hundred', 11n; Hill, 1192n; Judd, 131; Kroepelien, 872; O'Reilly-Reitman, 601; R. Du Rietz, 'Swansea', A1x6.

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        CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES...BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, ON MONDAY THE SIXTH OF DECEMBER, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY. AN ACT TO AMEND "AN ACT, FOR ESTABLISHING THE TEMPORARY AND PERMANENT SEAT OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES." [caption title]

      [Philadelphia. 1791].. Small folio broadside. Dbd. Near fine. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. "Approved, March the third, 1791." This rare official printing of a law passed by the third session of the First Congress amends the law passed in the second session creating the District of Columbia. It allows the President to adjust the position of the District along the Potomac, and so set its final position. The law allowed Washington to move the district slightly downstream, so as to include Alexandria and "a convenient part of the Eastern Branch." This had the net effect of including more Virginia land, but the act specifies that all public buildings had to stay on the Maryland side. Signed in print by Speaker of the House Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, John Adams, and George Washington. NAIP and OCLC together record four copies, at the American Antiquarian Society, the Massachusetts Historical Society, the New York Public Library, and the Library of Congress. EVANS 23869. NAIP w014409.

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        Autograph letter signed 2pp., to unnamed recipient

      1791. Treat, Malachi, (d. 1793). Autograph letter signed to an unidentified recipient, dated New York, Feb. 16th, 1791. 2pp. 313 x 202 mm. Tears along folds repaired, bottom margin chipped affecting the last line of the first page, moderate toning. Typed transcript accompanies. Treat served as physician-general in the Northern Division of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War (a letter from General Washington to Treat, dated January 19, 1779, is on file at the University of Virginia Library's Electronic Text Center). After the war he served as New York City's health officer, and was involved in setting up the New York Hospital (the second hospital in the U. S.) in the early 1790s. He died in the yellow fever epidemic of 1793. His letter is full of sage advice to an acquaintance who was apparently studying the law:. . . it becomes you to be very oeconomical, for yr Expenses already have exceeded yr Proportion of the Estate. Spend no money but what is absolutely necessary, frequent no Taverns, nor play at any Game of Hazard by which yr Mind may get debauched, or detach from yr present Pursuit-prosecute yr Studies with diligence, and Love. . . .Packard, Hist. Med. U.S., pp. 144, 237, 559.

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        Original Stories from Real Life; with Conversations, Calculated to Regulate the Affections, and Form the Mind to Truth and Goodness

      London: J. Johnson, 1791. 12mo. (xii), 177pp., + (3)pp. advertisements. Second edition. This is the first edition to be illustrated with six plates designed and engraved by William Blake, which are in the second state. In this didactic text, intended to aid in the education of young women, two spoiled girls are shown the moral virtues of charity, honesty, and selflessness by their governess, Mrs. Mason. Ink spots to the margins of a couple pages, not affecting text, else very fine in later calf, gilt-ruled spine with a red lettering piece. All edges yellow.

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        A NARRATIVE OF THE LOSS OF THE GROSVENOR EAST INDIAMAN. Which was unfortunately wrecked upon the coast of Caffraria, somewhere between the 27th and 32d Degrees of Southern latitude, on the 4th of August, 1782

      London, J. Murray, printed at the Minerva Press, 1791.. compiled from the examination of John Hynes, one of the Unfortunate Survivors. By Mr. George Carter, Historical Portrait Painter upon his passage outward bound to India. Containing a Variety of Matter respecting the Sufferers, Never before made Public; With Copper Plates descriptive of the Catastrophe, engraved from Mr. Carter&#39;s designs. FIRST EDITION, 1791. 8vo. approximately 215 x 135 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, folding engraved frontispiece and 3 full page engravings, pages: [4], 1-174, half-title present, bound in half calf, gilt lettering to spine, marbled boards. Binding rubbed, especially hinges and slightly worn at head of spine, slight shelf wear to edges, top corner of half-title has small neat repair, title page has a small closed tear at top inner margin repaired, folding plate has a neat repair to blank side of first fold, 2 small closed tears repaired to lower margin, no loss of image, inner paper hinges cracked, pale staining to corners of 2 engraved plates and a few pages of text, 1 plate has a small closed tear neatly repaired, not affecting image, pale age-browning to margins throughout, occasional dusty mark, endpapers browned, blank side of plates have pale marks and pale age-browning, tiny partially erased stamp at bottom of title page, otherwise a good copy. See: Edward G. Cox, A Reference Guide to the Literature of Travel, Volume II, page 465. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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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&#39;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&#39;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. & & Divided into three books, two in volume one. Trees as singular objects&#151;specimens&#151;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."& The 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.

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        ACTS PASSED AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE SECOND CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA...ON MONDAY THE TWENTY-FOURTH OF OCTOBER, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY-ONE...[caption title]

      [Hartford: Hudson and Goodwin, 1791].. [329]-423pp. Original plain blue wrappers, stitched. Front wrapper and first few leaves gnawed at head of spine and upper corner near spine, with no loss to text; minor foxing. Contemporary ink inscription on front wrapper. Overall very good, untrimmed and unopened. An important group of early acts of Congress, including the ratifications of the Bill of Rights by the various states, the formal establishment of the U.S. Mint and Post Office, various acts for protecting the frontier, the act taxing whiskey that later provoked the Whiskey Rebellion, and the full text of the 1791 treaty between the U.S. and the Cherokees. The present, separately issued volume continues the pagination of Hudson and Goodwin&#39;s edition of the laws of the First Congress. EVANS 23843.

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