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        Miscellaneous Poems, and A Tragedy

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

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        VISITS FROM THE WORLD OF SPIRITS; OR, INTERESTING ANECDOTES OF THE DEAD

      London: Printed for the proprietor, 1791. This scarce work compiles a range of "genuine" anecdotes pertaining to spirits and ghostly visitations. According to the title, "apparitions, dreams, ghosts, spectres, and visions" are all treated here, both those "recoded in several Ages of the World; together with some originals." The "historic" accounts reference figures like Robert the Bruce, Edward, Duke of York, and Izaak Walton, but the majority of the narratives are second-hand accounts from ordinary people. Several of the more interesting chapters have to do with what one ought to do (and ought not to do) when encountering a spririt, what we ought to fear, and the nature of apparitions that appear in dreams.. 172 x 103 mm. (6 3/4 x 4"). 1 p.l., xx, [25]-302 [i.e. 314] pp. Contemporary (publisher's?) tan paper boards backed with slightly later sheep. Upper joint a touch rubbed, hinges partially split (but the binding fully intact) , boards and edges a little scuffed, text block slightly browned due to quality of paper, occasional mild foxing, but still a very clean and fresh copy. This scarce work compiles a range of "genuine" anecdotes pertaining to spirits and ghostly visitations. According to the title, "apparitions, dreams, ghosts, spectres, and visions" are all treated here, both those "recoded in several Ages of the World; together with some originals." The "historic" accounts reference figures like Robert the Bruce, Edward, Duke of York, and Izaak Walton, but the majority of the narratives are second-hand accounts from ordinary people. Several of the more interesting chapters have to do with what one ought to do (and ought not to do) when encountering a spririt, what we ought to fear, and the nature of apparitions that appear in dreams.

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        Istoria di Florindo e Chiarastella. Naples, [ca. 1790]. 4to. With a woodcut on the title-page (8.5 x 11.5 cm), it and the title together in a frame of thick-thin rules. Set in two columns. Modern boards.

      Cf. WorldCat (2 similar Naples eds. pub. by Riccio 1791 (1 copy) & Eboli ca. 1800 (2 copies)); no similar ed. in ICCU. Only copy located of a ca. 1790 Naples chapbook edition in Italian verse of the popular story of Floris and Blancheflour, here Florindo and Chiarastella (in some editions Chiara Stella). The story is first known from a 12th-century French version, but appeared in many languages in the 13th- and 14th-centuries. It tells the story of an Islamitic King of Spain who sends away a Christian servant Chiarastella. His son Florindo, in love with the girl, rescues and marries her and the inherit the kingdom. The large woodcut shows two pastoral scenes in the foreground. On the left the King of Spain or his son Prince Florindo with two attendents, all on horse-back, meet a bearded man with a young boy, while to the left Florindo[?] and his dog find Chiarastella under a tree. In the background is a fortified building with gardens behind, presumably where Chiarastella was held prisoner, with two knights jousting before it and two men heading toward the door. The sun, moon and the stars appear at upper left. Naples was long Italy's leading centre of chapbook production.In the literature we fine only two similar editions, both extremely rare. Both are quartos of 4 leaves, printed in Naples, each with an illustration on the title-page. One was published by (Gennaro?) Riccio in 1791 and the other by Gaetano Eboli ca. 1805. Each has an illustration on the title-page, at least in the former printed from a woodblock (in the latter, the illustration is said to be a copperplate).In very good condition, with only some minor foxing, and nearly untrimmed, retaining deckles at the fore-edge.

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        Houtkunde,...Amsterdam, Jan Christiaan Sepp, 1791. Large 4to (28.5 x 23 cm). With engraved half-title in a frame of 18 wood samples, title-page with woodcut ornament, 5 title-pages, each with a (different) woodcut branch. With 100 full-page engraved plates, and a folding addendum table. With half-title and all 100 engraved plates coloured for the publisher. Contemporary tanned sheepskin, marbled endpapers. With: (2) HOUTTUYN, Martinus & Jan Christiaan SEPP. Supplement, of vervolg op het werk der houten. Amsterdam, Jan Christiaan Sepp & son, 1795. Large 4to (ca. 28 x 23 cm). With 6 full-page engraved plates coloured for the publisher. Wrapper with printed title.

      Arnold Arboretum, p. 645; Nissen, BBI 939; Pritzel 4291; Stafleu & Cowan 3082 (1 incomplete copy, but mentioning a 2nd). Rare complete copy, including the supplement, of the first and only edition of a splendid series of hand-coloured engravings of wood samples from trees and shrubs from all over the world. It was by far the most extensive display of wood samples published to that date, and can hardly be equalled by modern publications. Included are woods used for house and ship building, furniture making, tools and equipment and for the production of dyes and medicines. A fine copy of a rare and extraordinary series of coloured engravings of wood samples.

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        [COOK] Les jardins, ou l'art d'embellir les paysages : poème

      Paris : Cazin, 1791. Fifth edition. Duodecimo, contemporary half morocco over papered boards, spine with gilt lettered red leather title label and gilt ornament, marbled edges, front pastedown with eighteenth century manuscript collection label, engraved frontispiece, title page with engraved vignette; (a second title page is bound in after the first, Reims : Cazin, 1785 - which somewhat confusingly states sixth edition!); x, [11]-143, [1] pp; a crisp, clean copy in an attractive contemporary binding. A late eighteenth century bucolic poem, inspired by the Georgics of Virgil, which sings the praises of natural gardens and landscapes. First published in 1782, the final section contains a short eulogy to Captain Cook, one of the earliest recorded. Delille, noting the fact that Cook had earned the respect of the French king, Louis XVI, who decreed in 1779 that Cook's ships Resolution and Adventure were not to be attacked by French vessels, praises the navigator for the fact that he did not explore the South Seas with martial intentions but, on the contrary, introduced the peaceful and civilised science of agriculture to the inhabitants of the remote Pacific islands. Earlier in the poem there is another South Seas reference, this time to Putaveri, the chosen second name of Ahutoru, the Tahitian whom Bougainville brought with him to Paris in 1768. In the poem, Putaveri is stricken with longing for his beloved island when he sees a mulberry tree, a plant of the utmost significance in the Pacific since most tapa cloth is produced from its inner bark. A single copy of Cazin's 1791 edition is recorded in Australian collections (State Library of New South Wales).

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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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        Istoria di Florindo e Chiarastella. Naples, [ca. 1790]. 4to. With a woodcut on the title-page (8.5 x 11.5 cm), it and the title together in a frame of thick-thin rules. Set in two columns. Modern boards.

      Cf. WorldCat (2 similar Naples eds. pub. by Riccio 1791 (1 copy) & Eboli ca. 1800 (2 copies)); no similar ed. in ICCU. Only copy located of a ca. 1790 Naples chapbook edition in Italian verse of the popular story of Floris and Blancheflour, here Florindo and Chiarastella (in some editions Chiara Stella). The story is first known from a 12th-century French version, but appeared in many languages in the 13th- and 14th-centuries. It tells the story of an Islamitic King of Spain who sends away a Christian servant Chiarastella. His son Florindo, in love with the girl, rescues and marries her and the inherit the kingdom. The large woodcut shows two pastoral scenes in the foreground. On the left the King of Spain or his son Prince Florindo with two attendents, all on horse-back, meet a bearded man with a young boy, while to the left Florindo[?] and his dog find Chiarastella under a tree. In the background is a fortified building with gardens behind, presumably where Chiarastella was held prisoner, with two knights jousting before it and two men heading toward the door. The sun, moon and the stars appear at upper left. Naples was long Italy's leading centre of chapbook production.In the literature we fine only two similar editions, both extremely rare. Both are quartos of 4 leaves, printed in Naples, each with an illustration on the title-page. One was published by (Gennaro?) Riccio in 1791 and the other by Gaetano Eboli ca. 1805. Each has an illustration on the title-page, at least in the former printed from a woodblock (in the latter, the illustration is said to be a copperplate).In very good condition, with only some minor foxing, and nearly untrimmed, retaining deckles at the fore-edge.

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        Gleanings of Botany

      J. Davis, London 1791 - Hardcover. 22 (of 24) handcolored plates preceeded by 22 pages of description. Bound in marbled boards with a linen spine and spine label. Missing plates 13 and 19. The flowering plant illustrations, executed by James Sowerby, are all bright and clean. Original blue-gray wrappers bound-in. First issued in 1792 (despite title page date of 1791, preface is dated May 1792).Previous owner's note (tipped onto front fly leaf and dated 1936) states this copy came from the Czar's Hermitage Library. No way to confirm this as there is no label or Double Eagle stamp. None [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        VIAGGIO D'ANACARSI IL GIOVINE NELLA GRECIA verso la metà del Quarto Secolo avanti l'Era Volgare.

      Zatta, 1791. (Codice AN/2250) In 16° (17,5 cm) 12 voll., LXVIII-3.957 pp. complessive. Immaginoso itinerario, pretesto narrativo ricco di notizie sull'antica cultura greca. Il B., dotto archeologo francese, erudito numismatico e grande studioso delle antichità classiche (1716-1795), dedicò all'Anacarsi 30 anni di lavoro riversandovi tutta la sua dottrina (Passigli, I/315). L'opera ebbe grandiss. successo e traduz. in varie lingue. La nostra è la prima traduz. italiana; cfr. Brunet, I/675, e Graesse, I/300. Elegante impressione veneziana ornata con 30 (su 31) carte e piante in rame,quasi tutte acquerellate e più volte ripiegate, assai belle e ottimam. conservate. Grandi margini e barbe, in parte intonso. Minime ingiall. e tr. d'uso, timbrini ex-bibl. alle sguardie bianche. Legature in bross. coeva con etichette e tit. calligr., qualche strappetto. Ottimo, genuino esemplare. Euro 700.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        Le sens-commun. Ouvrage adressé aux Américains, et dans lequel on traite de l'origine et de l'objet du Gouvernement, de la Constitution Angloise, de la Monarchie héréditaire, et de la situation de l'Amérique Septentrionale.

      - Paris, Gueffier, 1791. In-8, broché, couverture papier marbré ancien, (2), iv, 113 p. Première édition publiée dans la France révolutionnaire, dans la traduction d'Antoine Gilbert Griffet de la Beaume. Publié pour la première fois sans nom d’auteur pendant la révolution américaine, le 10 janvier 1776, ce brûlot est composé dans un style simple, accessible au plus grand nombre, qui lui assura un immense succès. "Réquisitoire contre la domination britannique, autant que description de ce que doit être un gouvernement par le peuple, par sa force rhétorique et son élégante simplicité, ce manifeste est un appel à renverser tous les gouvernements illégitimes" (Christopher Hamel). Th. Paine propose une constitution pour des États-Unis d’Amérique ainsi que la marche à suivre pour élaborer une "Charte continentale" (ou "Charte des Colonies Unies"), sorte de "Magna Carta" américaine. Il est aussi considéré comme le premier moment d’apparition d’un sentiment national à l’échelle du nouveau pays. Les ouvrages de Th. Paine ont également exercé une grande influence sur les acteurs de la Révolution française. Venu en France, Paine a été élu député à l’Assemblée nationale en 1792 et ne retourna aux États-Unis qu’en 1802. (Gimbel, ‘Th. Paine: a bibliographical checklist of Common sense’, n° CS-64. Goldsmiths'-Kress, n°15028. Howes, P17. Martin & Walter, 26325. Sabin, n°58217). Quelques rousseurs et brunissures. Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        DEBENTURE OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OCTOBER SESSION 1791. N2229 THIS DEBENTURE REGISTERED IN THE COMPTROLLERS OFFICE FOR ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED FORTY ONE POUNDS FOUR SHILLINGS. J.A. KINGSBURY COMPTR. NOV. 8, 1791.

      - [11] manuscript pages, [5] blanks. Stitched, 7" x 12-1/4". Very Good. This unusual, perhaps unique, manuscript document is signed in ink at page [11], "made by us," the members of the House Committee: Jonth. Bull, Eph[rai]m Kirby, and [in pencil] David Daggett; and by Clerk Uriah Tracy, who writes, "In the House of Representatives- This Debenture is accepted & approved & the Treas. is directed to pay same." Jonathan Bull was a Representative from Hartford; the Litchfield Representative, Ephraim Kirby, was also a prominent lawyer who wrote "the first volume of reports of judicial decisions in the courts of this country printed" [Evans]. Daggett was elected for the first time this year as the New Haven representative, at the ripe old age of 27. Tracy would become a Federalist Congressman and Senator. Angered by President Jefferson, he has the dubious distinction of proposing secession from the Union in 1803. Each of pages [2-10] has five vertical columns: the Town of the Representative, the Miles traveled, the Name of the Representative, the Days expended in official duties, and the amount due him. Each such page has ten to twelve horizontal columns listing that information for each Representative. At page [11] the amounts due are added, plus for Chaplains' fees, with the grand total 1341 pounds, four shillings. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Mappemonde ou Carte réduite des parties connues du Globe pour servir au Voyage de La Pérouse, fait dans les années 1785, 86, 87 et 88.

      s.n., s.d. (ca 1791-1799)., s.l., - Grande carte dépliante figurant les cinq continents, les mers et océans, le méridien de Paris et l'équateur, offrant un panorama de l'état des connaissances géographiques de la fin du XVIIIe siècle, sans cesse amélioré par les résultats des multiples expéditions maritimes de l'époque. Jean François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse (23 août 1741 - disparu en 1788), né près d'Albi, est un officier de marine et un explorateur français. Engagé dans la Marine royale au début de la Guerre de Sept Ans, il participe à divers combats durant ce conflit, puis rentre en France avant le début de la guerre d'indépendance des Etats-Unis. Promu capitaine de vaisseau, il est choisi par le marquis de Castries, ministre de la Marin,e et par Louis XVI pour diriger une expédition autour du monde visant à compléter les découvertes de James Cook dans l'océan Pacifique. Cette expédition maritime autour du monde, qu'il commandait, disparaît corps et biens à Vanikoro (îles Santa Cruz) en 1788, trois ans après son départ de Brest. Une expédition de secours commandée par le vice-amiral d'Entrecasteaux est envoyée dans les années qui suivent le naufrage (1791-1794), sans succès. Le mystère de la disparition de La Pérouse n'est percé qu’en 1826 par Peter Dillon et par Jules-Sébastien-César Dumont d’Urville en 1828, qui retrouvèrent l’épave de L’Astrolabe. Enfin, Reece Discombe identifie celle de La Boussole en 1964.La carte sera expédiée pliée selon les plis d'origine. Livres Infimes déchirures marginales sans gravité, pliures marquées, sinon bel état de conservation.

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        Some Account of London;

      London: Robert Faulder,, 1791. Second Edition. Quarto (235 x 180 mm). Contemporary speckled calf sometime neatly rebacked with the original gilt banded spine laid down, red morocco label, yellow edges. Frontispiece portrait bust of Charles I, vignette title page (trophy of City regalia and Liberty cap), folding map showing London and Westminster in the reign of Elizabeth I, 13 plates (folding plate of the Great Fire, 2 of statues, 7 views, 3 portraits) by Moses Griffith, Pater Mazell and John Carter. Spine partially split but sound, a little wear to corners, light abrasions to covers. A very good, wide-margined copy. Second edition, "much improved" (Lowndes) on the first of 1790, including additions and corrections that were subsequently printed separately; the portrait frontispiece, map and plate of the Great Fire also appear here for the first time. "In all his writings [Thomas Pennant (1726-1798)] expressed himself clearly and well... and when after 20 years of regular visits to London, with perambulations notebook in hand, he produced an account or history of London much more palatable than the usual antiquarian stodge it was an immediate success and ran into several editions... It is a landmark in the history of London illustration simply because it became a magnet attracting thousands of prints and even whole volumes of engravings... and set a fashion [for extra-illustration] which continued for three decades" (Adams).

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        Das Ritterwesen des Mittelalters nach seiner politischen und militärischen Verfassung. Aus dem Fanzösischen des Herrn de la Turne de Sainte-Palaye mit Anmerkungen, Zusätzen, und Vorrede von D. Johann Ludwig Klüber.

      Nürnberg, Ernst Christoph Grattenauer, 1786-1791. - 3 Bde. 8°. XLVI, 311 S., 1 S. Druckfehler; (3) Bl., 410 S.; (3) Bl., 581 S., (4) S. Mit 1 gestoch., geflat. Kupfertafel und 1 gestoch., gefalt. Turnierkarte und 3 (wiederholten) Titelvignetten. LDr.-Bde. der Zeit mit je 2 Rückenschildern. Hayn-G. VI, 481. - Fromm IV, 13724. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - (Einbände berieben. Exlibris auf Vorsätzen. Minim stockfleckig. Band 1 mit winzigem Wurmgang auf Vorderdeckel, Titelblatt mit Einriss. Band 2 stellenweise wasserrandig, im ganzen sehr gutes Exemplar). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments: translated out of the original tongues; and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, by His Majesty's Special Command. Appointed to be Read in Churches.

      Edinburgh:: Printed by Mark and Charles Kerr, His Majesty's Printers, 1791.. 75 x 132 mm. [n.p.] Original full crushed red morocco, gilt tooling, gilt spine, gilt spine title; neatly restored. Ownership stamp on upper cover “G. LL.” With the ownership inscription of George Lloyd, Manchester, January 30, 1797. Additional six-line inscription to Georgina Rosabelle Haye [?] ... March 12th, 1863. Fine. With a two-way fore-edge painting, with no labels, but likely two scenes of London. Handsomely painted.

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        An historical disquisition concerning the knowledge which the ancients had of India; and the progress of trade with that country prior to the discovery of the passage to it by the Cape of Good Hope

      A. Strahan and T. Cadell, London 1791 - First edition, 4to, pp. xii, 364, [12]; 2 large engraved folding maps; recent quarter brown calf over marbled boards, red morocco label on spine; fore margin of one map miscreased. This copy with the ownership signature on the half-title of "C. Wm. Admiral Duff." Encouraged by his friend, Edward Gibbon, Robertson, the leading Scottish historian of his day, undertook this history of ancient India. He concludes with the hope that this account of "the early and high civilization of India, and the wonderful progress of its inhabitants in elegant arts and useful science, may have some influence upon the behavior of Europeans towards that people" (DNB). Kress B.2182. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The London Vocabulary, English and Latin: Put into a New Method, proper to acquaint the Learner with Things as well as pure Latin Words. Adorned with Twenty-six Pictures. For the Use of Schools. The Twentieth Edition

      London: Printed for J. F. & C. Rivington, T. Longman, B. Law, R Baldwin, S. Bladon, and G. & T. Wilkie, 1791. 12mo, 147 x 84 mms., pp. viii, 123 [124 adverts], 26 vignette woodcuts, contemporary sheepskin; recent repair to small hole in B1, front joint very slightly cracked, but a good copy. Greenwood (?1683 - 1737) was probably published in 1711, though the earliest copy traced was printed in 1713. The work was reprinted well into the 19th century.

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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: printed for J. Johnson, No. 72, St. Paul’s Church-Yard, , 1791. First Edition thus. Vellum. Fine. 12mo: viii,[4],177,[3,advertisements]pp, with six full-page copper-engraved plates (including frontispiece) designed and engraved by William Blake. A superb copy, newly rebound by Fitterer in full vellum with salmon pink morocco lettering piece gilt. Light offsetting from plates, very minor foxing, else clean and bright in a very pretty pristine binding. Bently 421A. First Edition illustrated by William Blake (and first to carry Wollstonecraft's name on title page). In this didactic collection of stories for children, first published in 1788, a governess teaches her two spoiled charges the virtues of charity, honesty, and selflessness. (Indeed, just before beginning work on Original Stories, Wollstonecraft was sacked from her position as governess to the aristocratic Kingsborough family in Ireland.) Following the lead of Locke, her stories stress the "significance of environment and attribute youthful corruption to social causes. Unlike her future radical work, however, it proposed not political reform as a solution to economic inequality but individual benevolence." (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Original Stories from Real Life plates only

      6 copperplate engraving plates (complete). London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1791. 6 copperplate engraving plates (complete), 133 x 74 mm. or so, trimmed retaining the top edge text but lacking the imprint below the footer title. Cleaned, in very good condition. First edition, second state of plates 1 and 2; a very attractive set of these plates designed and engraved by Blake for Johnson. William Blake?s characteristic illustrations, reminiscent in iconography to his designs for his own Songs of Innocence (1789). This collection of didactic tales for youth, in part reinforcing the lessons of Wollstonecraft?s first book, Thoughts on the Education of Daughters, proved her most popular book, going through five editions by 1800. Windle, Bibliography of Mary Wollstonecraft, A3b. Bentley, Blake Books, 514A. Easson and Essick, vol. I, no. III.

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        Taddeo Zuccheri Pitt. (Taddeo Zuccari, Italian) nato in S. Angelo in Vado (Teritorio di Urbino) nel 1529. morto in Roma nel 1566: Portrait, engraved by Lasinio. Number 124

      Florence: Niccolo Pagni and Guideppe Bardi, 1791. Color line engraving with contemporary hand coloring, engraved caption, original mounting on blue paper. 1 vols. Image 10-3/4 x 6-1/2 inches, framed. Color line engraving with contemporary hand coloring, engraved caption, original mounting on blue paper. 1 vols. Image 10-3/4 x 6-1/2 inches, framed. Rare 18th Century Color Engraving of Artist by Carlo Lasinio. Carlo Lasinio (1759-1838), was one of the earliest Italian color-printers; his series of famous self-portraits of artists is a notable achievement, and images are very rare; only one copy of his book has survived (in the National Gallery, Washington, DC) and this is incomplete. A SPLENDID AND HISTORIC PORTRAIT. Burch, Colour Printing and Colour Printers, pp. 64-65; Hind, Engraving, p. 310

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        Andrea Schiavone Pitt: self portrait, engraved by Lasinio after the original painting in the Uffizi

      Florence: Niccolo Pagni and Guideppe Bardi, 1791. First Edition: published in Ritratti Originali de Pittori Esistenti Nella Reale Galleria de Firenze, in an edition of only 100 copies. Color line engraving with contemporary hand coloring, engraved caption, original mounting on blue paper. 1 vols. Image 10-3/4 x 6-1/2 inches, framed to 14-3/4 x 11 inches overall. First Edition: published in Ritratti Originali de Pittori Esistenti Nella Reale Galleria de Firenze, in an edition of only 100 copies. Color line engraving with contemporary hand coloring, engraved caption, original mounting on blue paper. 1 vols. Image 10-3/4 x 6-1/2 inches, framed to 14-3/4 x 11 inches overall. Rare 18th Century Color Engraving of Artist by Carlo Lasinio. Carlo Lasinio (1759-1838), was one of the earliest Italian color-printers; his series of famous self-portraits of artists is a notable achievement, and images are very rare; only one copy of his book has survived (in the National Gallery, Washington, DC) and this is incomplete. A SPLENDID AND HISTORIC PORTRAIT. Burch, Colour Printing and Colour Printers, pp. 64-65; Hind, Engraving, p. 310

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        Drop-head title:] Treasury Department, January 6, 1791. Sir, I have the Honor to transmit to you a Report to the House of Representatives, relative to Appropriations of Money, for certain Purposes therein mentioned. I have the Honor to be, Sir, Your most obedient and Most humble Servant, Alexander Hamilton.

      [Philadelphia: Francis Childs and John Swain,] 1791 - Folio (339 x 213 mm), 12 pages. Uncut and stab-sewn as issued in plain paper wrappers, preserved in a custom made cloth portfolio and blue morocco backed slipcase. Wrappers partially split, a tiny amount of rodent gnawing to the outer margin, but a superb copy in remarkable condition. Inscribed in a secretarial hand on the front wrapper "Appropriations. Reports of the Sec.y of the Treas'y, The Hon'ble W. Johnston". First edition of what is generally considered the first formal Federal budget, prepared by Alexander Hamilton, first Secretary of the Treasury and submitted to F. A. Muhlenberg, Speaker of the House of Representatives. In 1789 and 1790, the Treasury ran public business without submitting a formal budget to Congress. Hamilton was appointed as first Secretary on Friday, 11 September 1789. Almost immediately, on 19 September, he issued what was, in embryo, the first budget, an estimate of expenses for 1789. Predominantly retrospective, this called for appropriations to cover the costs of running the government, paying war debts and invalid pensions, and discharging expenditures authorized by the board of treasury under the Confederation Congress. The Appropriations Act of 29 September 1789, passed to fund this budget, is the shortest of its kind in American history. This was followed on 1 March 1790 by a report on additional estimates of necessary expenditure, the second embryonic budget. Meanwhile, on 9 January 1790, Hamilton had published his major paper on the principles he wished to establish in the financing of the new republic, known as the First Report on the Public Credit. Now regarded as an essential plank in the establishment of the credit of the US, his plan was received with "untutored indignation" (Chernow, Alexander Hamilton, p. 303) and was initially rejected by the House of Representatives before being forced through in July under the terms of Hamilton's famous "dinner table bargain" with Thomas Jefferson. In a series of circulars and reports, Hamilton spent 1790 laying the foundations of a powerful state: public credit, an efficient tax system, a customs service, and a strong central bank. Although debate continued about the details of all these, Hamilton was gaining the ascendancy. Hamilton's budget of 6 January 1791 was therefore the first formally presented budget, projecting expenses for the coming year based on sound finance and accurate figures. As evidenced by this budget, Hamilton's Treasury Department was by far the largest of the government, with more than 70 employees compared to Jefferson's and Knox's paltry six employees each. This generated concerns that Hamilton was building a large bureaucracy as his personal power base. But, as first treasury secretary, Hamilton "had to devise rudimentary systems for bookkeeping, checking, and auditing, many of which endured for generations" (Chernow, p. 291). The total expenditure for the government's operation was $740,232.14.6. Hamilton's salary was $3,500, less than what he would have earned as one of New York City's top lawyers, and President Washington's salary was $25,000, or slightly more than 3 per cent of the total budget. The report is extremely scarce; Evans (who conjectures the place of printing and the publisher) reports four copies and OCLC two additional locations in American institutions. ABPC on-line records only one copy, browned, foxed, with marginal repairs to two leaves, bound in modern half morocco, sold for US $8,000 in December 2011. The present copy is almost as fresh as when it first appeared, bar some negligible nibbling. "As America's first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton stands alone in the annals of American financial history. One of the founding era's key political figures, Hamilton's influence on our fledgling country's early finances set the wheels in motion for the United States to become the economic super-power it is today laying the foundations for the U.S. capitalist system. As the first Secretary of [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Gleanings of Botany

      J. Davis. Hardcover. 22 (of 24) handcolored plates preceeded by 22 pages of description. Bound in marbled boards with a linen spine and spine label. Missing plates 13 and 19. The flowering plant illustrations, executed by James Sowerby, are all bright and clean. Original blue-gray wrappers bound-in. First issued in 1792 (despite title page date of 1791, preface is dated May 1792).Previous owner's note (tipped onto front fly leaf and dated 1936) states this copy came from the Czar's Hermitage Library. No way to confirm this as there is no label or Double Eagle stamp.

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        Nouveau Voyage dans les États-Unis de l'Amérique Septentrionale, Fait en 1788; par J. P. Brissot (Warville), Citoyen François

      Paris: Chez Buisson, Imprimeur et Libraire, 1791, 1791. First edition. The first English edition appeared in 1792, followed by many editions in numerous languages. Clark, Travels in the Old South, vol. 2, 80; Sabin 8035. Front hinge of volume 1 starting; foot of spine frayed; front free endpaper detached; presentation inscription trimmed by the binder; very good copy.. 3 vols, 8vo, contemporary tree-calf, red morocco labels, gilt rules and lettering. Folding table. Inscribed atop title-page of Volume I: "D. Wiglesworth, professor [ . . . . ] / the author & for his excellent Notes on populati[on] / Brissot." Signed in all three volumes "Thomas Wigglesworth / 1792." Signed by Edward Wigglesworth 1818 on the front pastedowns of all three volumes. Jacques Pierre Brissot de Warville (1754-1793) accomplished a lot before perishing beneath the guillotine. A crusading revolutionary and journalist, he published numerous reformist books and articles and spent four months in the Bastille. In 1788 he toured the United States for the anti-slavery cause and as agent for an investment scheme. Back in Paris, he achieved great power--practically controlling French foreign policy--as the leader of the Girondists; but, when the tide turned, he was swept away. In America he toured widely (taking a special interest in the Quakers), dined with James Madison in Philadelphia, and spent three days at Mount Vernon with the Washingtons. Much of his time was spent in and around Boston, and at Harvard he met Edward Wigglesworth (1732-1794), the second Hollis Professor of Divinity, grandson of the poet Michael Wigglesworth (1631-1705) and son of Edward Wigglesworth, the distinguished first Hollis Professor. Brissot refers to Wigglesworth on page 135 of volume 1; and in his chapter in volume 2 on longevity in the United States Brissot refers to Wigglesworth's published research on the subject and uses his table of comparative longevities. Although Brissot's inscription is partially illegible, it's obvious that he was expressing his thanks to the American academic for his information. Edward Wigglesworth passed this set on before his death to his son Thomas (1775-1855), an East India merchant based in Boston; and Thomas in turn gave the set to his son Edward (1804-1876), an attorney, merchant, philanthropist, and co-compiler of the 13-volume Encyclopaedia Americana (Philadelphia, 1828-1832).

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        Nouveau voyage dans les Etats-Unis de l'Amerique septentrionale, fait en 1788; par J. P. Brissot (Warville), citoyen francois. (3 volume set)

      Paris: Chez Buisson,, 1791-01-01. First Edition. Paperback. Acceptable. 3 volume set. First edition. Original red dyed wrappers. An unsophisticated copy. Covers worn, chipped at spine edge. Folding table on blue paper. Front wrap of vol. 2 nearly detached. Clean, unmarked pages. Volume 3 has the title: "De la France et des Etats-Unis, ou, De l'importance de la Revolution de l'Amerique pour le bonheur de la France". Vol. 3 is an account of the American Revolution's importance to the French Revoltion. Jacques Pierre Brissot de Warville (1754-1793) was a Girondin French revolutionary and author. Brissot visited America as part of the Gallo-American Society and to gather information about investments and land sales. In 1788 Brissot toured the newly independent United States "to study men who had just acquired their liberty." He spent 6 months traveling from Boston to Virginia, dined with James Madison, and spent three days with the Washingtons at Mt. Vernon. In his study of America, Brissot sought to overcome France's shortcomings by shuffling off the enormous negative economic weight of feudalistic practices. Brissot strongly advocated reshaping France in the American model, combining commercial freedom with republican values. Brissot payed the Quakers special compliment in his writings, appreciative of their simple and egalitarian customs. He believed increased trade with the new country would open his countrymen's minds to American republicanism. arsanyi, D. "How to make a revolution without firing a shot: thoughts on the Brissot-Chastellux polemic (1786–1788)." French History (2008) 22 (2): 197-216. Refs: Howes B785; Sabin 8035; Monaghan 296 & 304; Clark, Travels in the Old South, vol. 2, 80; Vail 862; Warden, Bibliotheca Americana. no. 378.

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        Mechanismus der menschlichen Sprache nebst Beschreibung seiner sprechenden Maschine

      Vienna: Degen, 1791. First Monograph on Speech Synthesis, the First Successful Speech SynthesizerKempelen, Wolfgang von (1734-1804). Mechanismus der menschlichen Sprache nebst Beschreibung seiner sprechenden Maschine. 8vo. [20], 456pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait and 26 plates. Vienna: J. B. Degen, 1791. 200 x 125 mm. (uncut). Marbled boards, handwritten paper label c. 1791, spine a little sunned, light wear at hinges and corners. One signature (*) a little loose, otherwise a very fine copy. Ownership signature, dated 1812, on the front free endpaper.First Edition in German, issued simultaneously with the French edition, which was also published by Degen. The first monograph on speech synthesis, containing a description with 26 copperplate illustrations of von Kempelen's voice synthesizer, the forerunner not of sound recording devices such as the phonograph but of today's electronic computerized devices which actually synthesize speech. The work is also significant from a linguistic standpoint, as it contains a thorough analysis of phonetics (the study of the physical sounds of human speech) and discusses the nature and history of language."Kempelen first discusses in general terms the origins of languages and then considered the mechanisms and physiology of speech generation . . . On the nature of language Kempelen argues that human speech and reason are connected and that they develop together over time and he rejects the theory that all languages come from a single (divine) source. He studies the function of the organs of speech and discovers that the cavities over the larynx play the most important role in acoustic articulation" (Gedeon, Science and Technology in Medicine, p. 139)."After a detailed examination of the organs of speech von Kempelen devised a hollow oval box divided into two parts and fitted with hinges which made it like jaws. This box caught the sound coming from a tube connected to a bellows. By opening and shutting the jaws, the sounds a, o, and u could be produced, then the sound e could be rendered imperfectly but there was no provision for i. "After several years of investigation the inventor succeeded in securing by similar means the consonant sounds p, m, l, and by means of the vowels and consonants he could compose syllables and words such as maman, papa, aula, lama and mulo. But the sounds of letters of similar pronunciation became mixed. . . . Von Kempelen overcame these difficulties in imitating the human voice by means of a single mouth fitted with a glottis. The mouth was made up of a funnel or a bell-shaped device made of stretchable rubber. . . . To this mouth he added a nose made up of two tin tubes connected to it. When the two tubes were opened and the mouth was shut, a perfect m sound could be produced, and when one was open and the other shut, the n sound was obtained. . . . [Kempelen's machine] succeeded in reproducing entire words and phrases such as opera, astronomy, Constantinopolis, secundus, Romanorum Imperator semper augustus, etc. . . . Goethe heard it and reports that it was "able to say some childish words very nicely" (p. 322).Von Kempelen is best known as the inventor of the "Mechanical Turk," a chess-playing "automaton" that was in reality a mechanical illusion, operated by a human chess master concealed within the machine. Guyot, Liste littéraire sur les sourds-muëts, p. 7. Strandh, History of the Machine, pp. 130, 178.

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        Istoria di Florindo e Chiarastella. Naples, [ca. 1790]. 4to. With a woodcut on the title-page (8.5 x 11.5 cm), it and the title together in a frame of thick-thin rules. Set in two columns. Modern boards.

      - Cf. WorldCat (2 similar Naples eds. pub. by Riccio 1791 (1 copy) & Eboli ca. 1800 (2 copies)); no similar ed. in ICCU. Only copy located of a ca. 1790 Naples chapbook edition in Italian verse of the popular story of Floris and Blancheflour, here Florindo and Chiarastella (in some editions Chiara Stella). The story is first known from a 12th-century French version, but appeared in many languages in the 13th- and 14th-centuries. It tells the story of an Islamitic King of Spain who sends away a Christian servant Chiarastella. His son Florindo, in love with the girl, rescues and marries her and the inherit the kingdom. The large woodcut shows two pastoral scenes in the foreground. On the left the King of Spain or his son Prince Florindo with two attendents, all on horse-back, meet a bearded man with a young boy, while to the left Florindo[?] and his dog find Chiarastella under a tree. In the background is a fortified building with gardens behind, presumably where Chiarastella was held prisoner, with two knights jousting before it and two men heading toward the door. The sun, moon and the stars appear at upper left. Naples was long Italy's leading centre of chapbook production.In the literature we fine only two similar editions, both extremely rare. Both are quartos of 4 leaves, printed in Naples, each with an illustration on the title-page. One was published by (Gennaro?) Riccio in 1791 and the other by Gaetano Eboli ca. 1805. Each has an illustration on the title-page, at least in the former printed from a woodblock (in the latter, the illustration is said to be a copperplate).In very good condition, with only some minor foxing, and nearly untrimmed, retaining deckles at the fore-edge.

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        Voyage de Monsieur le Vaillant Dans l'Interieur de l'Afrique, par le Cap de Bonne-Esperance, Dans les Annees 1780, 81, 82, 83, 84 & 85 [...with...] Second Voyage Dans l'Interieur de l'Afrique, par le Cap de Bonne-Esperance, Dans les Annees 1783, 84 et 85 [Five Books thus: a two Volume Set and a three Volume Set]

      Paris & Brussells: Chez Benoit le Francq & H.J. Jansen, 1791-94. Hardcover. Very Good. Five octavo volumes uniformly bound in contemporary speckled full calf; gilt decorated spines; shows some minor rubbing and slight joint cracking, even so a very handsome set with 34 engraved plates, 7 folding; Second Voyage with errata to each vol. and half-titles to vol. 2 & 3 only. The 2 volume Voyage de Monsieur le Vaillant was published by Chez Benoit le Francq, Brussels, 1791; and the 3 volume Second Voyage was published by H.J. Jansen, Paris, 1791-94. Tidy set of books in very presentable condition. Scarce thus.

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        The Castle of Otranto, A Gothic Story. Translated by William Marshall... From the Original Italian of Onuphrio Muralto, Canon of the Church of St. Nicholas at Otranto

      Parma: Printed by Bodoni, for J. Edwards, Bookseller of London, 1791. First Bodoni edition, sixth edition overall. Small 4to. (iv), xxxii, 245, (1) pp. Near contemporary tree calf, spine flat with gilt decoration, gilt lettered red label, marbled endpapers, matching gilt tooled borders to the boards and inner dentelles, a slightly later gift inscription to the head of the title page dated 1806. Frontispiece. Neat repair to the head of the upper joint, a delightful copy. Hazen, pp. 56-63. Rothschild, 2492. The title page is second state and the frontispiece state B.

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        Relation du voyage a la recherche de la Pérouse. Including: Atlas pour servir à la Relation du voyage à la recherche de la Pérouse, ...Paris, H.J. Jansen, An VIII [= 1799/1800]. 3 volumes. 4to (2 text volumes) and folio (atlas). Atlas with engraved title-page, large folding map (59 x 86.5 cm) and 43 full-page engraved plates (numbered 2-44), including 14 botanical plates drawn or completed by Pierre-Joseph Redouté. Modern mottled half calf.

      Ferguson 307; Kroepelien 697; Nissen, ZBI 2331; Sabin 38420. First edition of Labillardière's famous and finely illustrated narrative, a classic work of travel literature. The mysterious disappearance of the great French explorer Jean François Galaup de La Pérouse, led to much speculation in France. On 9 February 1791 the Constituent Assembly passed a decree ordering, among other things, that the King be petitioned to order the fitting out of one or more ships equipped with naturalists, other scientists and draughtsman, with the two-fold mission of searching for De la Pérouse and of making inquiries relative to the sciences and to commerce. Two ships, under the command of Captain Kermadec, proceeded via the Cape of Good Hope to Tasmania, they made extensive investigations of its coastline. They also visited New Caledonia, the Solomon Islands, the Admiralty Islands, Tonga, New Britain and other groups, making extensive inquiries, but found no trace of the missing navigator (Ferguson). The voyage, however, yielded a vast amount of new and valuable information on Australia's natural history and the aboriginal people of Tasmania.Each text volume with library stampse. Plates mounted on new stubs, a few plates slightly frayed along the edges, some mostly marginal foxing and occasionally other spots or smudges, more serious in the title-pages and half-titles. Otherwise in very good condition. 4to edition of Labillardière's celebrated voyage in search of La Pérouse, with plates after Redouté.

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        Arthur Phillips Reise nach der Botany-Bay, nebst Auszügen aus den Tagebüchern der neuesten Brittischen Entdecker in der Südsee.

      - Hamburg, Benjamin Gottlob Hoffmann, 1791. 8vo (20.4 x 11.1 cm). [xiv], viii, [9]-264 pp., one engraved portrait as a frontispiece, one engraved title vignette, eight engraved plates and one hand-coloured folded map. Contemporary mottled half calf over marbled boards. reen moroccolabel with gilt title on the spine. Blue endpapers.l Third German edition. This 1791 edition is often mistakenly described as the first German edition, but that was an abridged version, published in Leipzig in 1789, the same year as the first English edition. That was not noted by Ferguson. "This is an exceedingly important and valuable work" (Cox). Admiral Arthur Phillip (1738-1814) "was a Royal Navy officer, the first Governor of New South Wales and led the colonisation of what is now Australia and founded the British penal colony that later became the city of Sydney, Australia" (Wikipedia). The translation, by the German geographer Matthias Christian Sprengel (1746-1803) is quite good. The numbering of the pages starts in Roman numerals from I-VIII and then continues in Arabic numerals from 9 onwards. The map shows the Northeastern part Australia, New Guinea/Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia and a part of New Zealand. A few other islands in the Solomon Sea and the Tasman Sea are also included. Boartds a bit rubbed, small hole in spine label, a few plate numbers shaved, but ample margins around the illustations. Only some very faint occasional foxing. In all a very good copy. Cox II, 314; Du Rietz, 1252; Ferguson, 113. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Alphabetum Tangutanum sive Tibetanum, bound with four other works on exotic languages

      Rome: Congregatio de Propaganda Fide, 1791. Five works in two volumes, octavo, with three folding tables; in fine condition in contemporary quarter blue calf. An attractive collection of five of the language studies and alphabets printed for the Congregatio de Propaganda Fide in Rome, which as well as fulfilling their evangelical function for the church also played an important role in the study and dissemination of non-Western languages. Each of the five works is a description of the components of a language and a specimen of typefaces to illustrate the expertise of the type foundry and their rich collections of characters. Some translations into the languages, usually religious in nature for missionary and teaching purposes, typically appear in the volumes.The contents are as follows:1. Alphabetum Tangutanum sive Tibetanum, 1773. The rare original edition of this book on the Tibetan language and alphabet, composed by the missionary Cassianus (da Macerata) Beligatti (1708-1791) who had spent 18 years in Tibet. It is partly based on the work by Georgi on the Tangut alphabet which first appeared in 1759. It was edited by the Italian philologist Giovanni Cristofano Amaduzzi (1740-1792), who as director of the congregation supervised the publication of such grammars of Oriental languages at the printing press of the Propaganda Fide in Rome. The series comprised, among others, grammars of Burmese, Hindustani, Armenian, Syriac, Arabic and Hebrew among other languages.2. Alphabetum Barmanorum seu Regni Avensis. Editio altera emendatior, 1787. Second edition of the first book printed in the Burmese language.3. Alphabeta Indica id est Granthamicum seu Samscrdamico-Malabaricum Indostanum sive Vanarense Nagaricum vulgare et Talinganicum, 1791. Original edition of this comparative study of Indian alphabets: Malabar, two variants of Sanskrit and Telugu.4. Alphabetum Brammhanicum seu Indostanum Universitatis Kasi, 1771. First edition of this alphabet important for the history of the study of Hindustani, with guidance on grammar, pronunciation and its literature.5. Alphabetum Grandonico-Malabaricum sive Samscrudonicum, 1772. Original edition of the first printed book in Europe with Malaysian characters. This work without 8 folding tables that would normally accompany it.

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        22 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift (Albertine de Sanvitale).

      Zus. 69 S., 8. Albertine Maria Gräfin von Montenuovo war eine österreichische Adelige, die aus der Beziehung der Gattin Napoléon Bonapartes, Marie-Louise von Österreich, mit dem österreichischen General und Staatsmann Graf Adam Albert von Neipperg entsprang. Sie war die älteste Tochter von vier Kindern der Erzherzogin Marie-Louise von Österreich (1791-1847) - ehemalige Kaiserin der Franzosen und Herzogin von Parma, Piacenza und Guastalla - und ihrem Geliebten den österreichischen General und Staatsmann Graf Adam Albert von Neipperg (1775-1829). Ihre Großeltern mütterlicherseits waren der Kaiser Franz II./I. und seiner zweiten Gattin Prinzessin Maria Theresia von Neapel-Sizilien. Obwohl ihre Mutter noch die Gemahlin Napoléon Bonapartes war gebar sie Neipperg drei Kinder. Die Kinder gab sie gleich nach der Geburt einem Arzt namens Dr. Rossi in Obhut und auch um ihren erstgeborenen Sohn von Kaiser Napoléon I. Napoleon Franz Bonaparte Herzog von Reichstadt kümmerte sie sich nicht mehr. Am 5. Mai 1821 starb Napoléon Bonaparte auf St. Helena. Drei Monate später brachte seine Witwe einen Sohn, den späteren General Wilhelm Albrecht von Montenuovo (18211895), zur Welt. Den Vater der Kinder, den Grafen Neipperg, heiratete Marie-Louise erst 1822. Die Existenz der Kinder blieb zunächst ein im Palast von Parma sorgsam gehütetes Geheimnis. Auch später noch, nachdem ihre Mutter sich zu einem schriftlichen Geständnis nach Wien bequemt hatte, wurden die Daten der Geburt und der Eheschließung im Dunkel gehalten. Ihr Großvater, Kaiser Franz II., in Wien legitimierte die außerehelichen Enkelkinder. Aus Neipperg - Neuberg - wurde der italienische Name Montenuovo. - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Vgl. H. Andics, Die Frauen der Habsburger (1985).

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        The Iliad and Odyssey of Homer, Translated Into English Blank Verse, By W. Cowper, of the Inner Temple, Esq. In Two Volumes

      London: J. Johnson, 1791. First edition of the Cowper translation, 1791. Exceptional two volume set in period covers, professionally and exquisitely rebacked in the mid to late 20th century. Full calf leather with gilt panel design, spine has dual spine labels, gilt decorated compartments, books both just under eleven inches tall. Light rubbing to the extremities, tight bindings, very clean pages. Each volume bears an armorial bookplate made by Charles William Sherborn, 1892, for Charles Francis Cole. The name has been neatly crossed out with the name Arthur Cole - Lincoln's Inn, neatly written below, no other names or markings other than A.C. 1938 written on the verso of each front free endpaper.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Traité des maladies des voies urinaires

      L'auteur, imprimerie de Rochette, Croullebois, Méguignon, 1792, Paris 1791 - ____ Première édition. François Chopart, professeur à l'Ecole Pratique de Chirurgie, est avec son ami Desault, le fondateur de la chirurgie des voies urinaires. Le premier tome est divisé en deux parties : Première partie : Des fonctions des voies urinaires. Deuxième partie: Des maladies des reins et des uretères. Le second volume porte comme sous-titre : Des maladies de la vessie. Au verso, on lit cette dédicace imprimée "A mon ami Desault, chirurgien." La rédaction de l'ouvrage appartient à Chopart, mais on y trouve de nombreuses références à Desault. "Chopart and Desault were the founders of urological surgery, both emphasizing the importance of considering the urinary tract as a whole. They were close friends and were both able clinicians, surgeons and teachers. Desault was a brillant lecturer who wrote little while Chopart, a poor speaker, published an outstanding textbook on urology". Garrison-Morton 4165.01. Bon exemplaire. *-------*. 2 volumes in-8. [198 x 121 mm] Collation : (4), 112, (2), 256 pp. / (4), 668 pp. Basane marbrée, dos orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        VISITS FROM THE WORLD OF SPIRITS; OR, INTERESTING ANECDOTES OF THE DEAD

      Printed for the proprietor, London 1791 - 172 x 103 mm. (6 3/4 x 4"). 1 p.l., xx, [25]-302 [i.e. 314] pp. Contemporary (publisher's?) tan paper boards backed with slightly later sheep. Upper joint a touch rubbed, hinges partially split (but the binding fully intact) , boards and edges a little scuffed, text block slightly browned due to quality of paper, occasional mild foxing, but still a very clean and fresh copy. This scarce work compiles a range of "genuine" anecdotes pertaining to spirits and ghostly visitations. According to the title, "apparitions, dreams, ghosts, spectres, and visions" are all treated here, both those "recoded in several Ages of the World; together with some originals." The "historic" accounts reference figures like Robert the Bruce, Edward, Duke of York, and Izaak Walton, but the majority of the narratives are second-hand accounts from ordinary people. Several of the more interesting chapters have to do with what one ought to do (and ought not to do) when encountering a spririt, what we ought to fear, and the nature of apparitions that appear in dreams. This scarce work compiles a range of "genuine" anecdotes pertaining to spirits and ghostly visitations. According to the title, "apparitions, dreams, ghosts, spectres, and visions" are all treated here, both those "recoded in several Ages of the World; together with some originals." The "historic" accounts reference figures like Robert the Bruce, Edward, Duke of York, and Izaak Walton, but the majority of the narratives are second-hand accounts from ordinary people. Several of the more interesting chapters have to do with what one ought to do (and ought not to do) when encountering a spririt, what we ought to fear, and the nature of apparitions that appear in dreams.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Levensgeschiedenis en lotgevallen van Robinson Crusoe, behelzende onder andere ongehoorde uitkomsten, een verhaal van zijn agt-en-twintig jaarig verblijf op een onbewoond eiland, gelegen aan de kust van America, bij den mond van de rivier Oronoque : alles door hem zelven beschreeven. Nieuwe verbeterde uitgave. Uit het engelsch vertaald, en met nieuwe plaaten, benevens een nette kaart van zijn omzwervingen verrijkt.

      Amsterdam, J. Allart and D. Vis, 1791. Three parts in three. 8vo (21.0 x 12.4 cm). Engraved frontispiece, one double folded engraved map of the world with both hemispheres and 17 engraved plates. Contemporary uniform half calf over speckled boards. Spines with gilt lines and red morocco shield with gilt title and volume numbers.l Good, well-illustrated Dutch translation of the English original from 1790: The Life and Strange Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York. With fine, original illustrations by the Dutch painter and engraver Reinier Vinkeles (1741-1816). Volume 3 was published in two parts; in this copy the first part is bound after the second volume and the larger second part separately. Plate II in volume 1 is erroneously numbered "I"; the unnumbered frontispiece is actually the first plate. Old owner's inscription on the front flyleaf or first blank. Boards and spines rubbed with title shields of parts two and three lacking, some light water stains to the inner bottom margin at the end of volumes two and three, and light soiling on a few plates. Inscriptions in an old hand on front flyleaves. In all, a good, complete set. Ullrich II, no. 4.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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        Ubersicht der Europaeischen Seekusten

      Vienna 1791 - Carta nautica dell’Europa tratta dall’atlante dello Schraembl. La carta delinea le coste della parte occidentale dell’Europa dalla Scandinavia al Mediterraneo, incluso il Nord Africa. Il Mediterraneo orientale, con l’isola di Cipro, è raffigurato in un cartiglio nella parte destra della carta. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva dei contorni, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Molto decorativa. Sea chart of Europe, taken from Schraembl’s atlas. The map outlines the coasts of Western Europe, from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean sea until the Northern coasts of Africa. The Eastern Mediterranen is depicted in a cartouche on the right, ith the island of Cyprus. Copper engraving, contemporary outline colour, in excellent condition. Highly decorative map. Dimensioni 535 665mm

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius]
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        Donna del Paese di Campagna Provincia di Salerno nel Regno di Napoli

      In Napoli presso Gervasi e Talani al Gigante di Palazzo 1791 - Donna del Paese di Campagna Provincia di Salerno nel Regno di Napoli. Incisione all'acquaforte rialzata a tempera. Ales. D’Anna dis. Secondo Bianchi in Roma 1791 incis. In Napoli presso Gervasi e Talani al Gigante di Palazzo. Cm. 30x21 oltre ampi margini. Splendida coloritura coeva. Si tratta della tavola n.XXVIII (prima parte) della rarissima "Raccolta di sessanta più belle vestiture che si costumano nelle provincie del Regno di Napoli".

      [Bookseller: CASELLA STUDIO BIBLIOGRAFICO ALAI-ILAB]
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        Donna di Gagliano della Provincia di Lecce nel Regno di Napoli

      In Napoli presso Gervasi e Talani passato il Gigante di Palazzo 1791 - Donna di Gagliano della Provincia di Lecce nel Regno di Napoli. Incisione all'acquaforte rialzata a tempera. R. Aloja inc. 1791. In Napoli presso Gervasi e Talani passato il Gigante di Palazzo. Cm. 30x21 oltre ampi margini. Splendida coloritura coeva. Si tratta della tavola n.XXI (prima parte) della rarissima "Raccolta di sessanta più belle vestiture che si costumano nelle provincie del Regno di Napoli".

      [Bookseller: CASELLA STUDIO BIBLIOGRAFICO ALAI-ILAB]
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        Donna di Conversano della Provincia di Bari nel Regno di Napoli

      Presso Talani e Gervasi al Gigante di Palazzo in Napoli 1791 - Donna di Conversano della Provincia di Bari nel Regno di Napoli. Incisione all'acquaforte rialzata a tempera. Gio. Brun sculp. Presso Talani e Gervasi al Gigante di Palazzo in Napoli. 1791. Cm. 30x21 oltre ampi margini. Splendida coloritura coeva. Si tratta della tavola n.XVIII (prima parte) della rarissima "Raccolta di sessanta più belle vestiture che si costumano nelle provincie del Regno di Napoli".

      [Bookseller: CASELLA STUDIO BIBLIOGRAFICO ALAI-ILAB]
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        Levensgeschiedenis en lotgevallen van Robinson Crusoe, behelzende onder andere ongehoorde uitkomsten, een verhaal van zijn agt-en-twintig jaarig verblijf op een onbewoond eiland, gelegen aan de kust van America, bij den mond van de rivier Oronoque : alles door hem zelven beschreeven. Nieuwe verbeterde uitgave. Uit het engelsch vertaald, en met nieuwe plaaten, benevens een nette kaart van zijn omzwervingen verrijkt.

      - Amsterdam, J. Allart and D. Vis, 1791. Three parts in three. 8vo (21.0 x 12.4 cm). Engraved frontispiece, one double folded engraved map of the world with both hemispheres and 17 engraved plates. Contemporary uniform half calf over speckled boards. Spines with gilt lines and red morocco shield with gilt title and volume numbers.l Good, well-illustrated Dutch translation of the English original from 1790: The Life and Strange Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York. With fine, original illustrations by the Dutch painter and engraver Reinier Vinkeles (1741-1816). Volume 3 was published in two parts; in this copy the first part is bound after the second volume and the larger second part separately. Plate II in volume 1 is erroneously numbered "I"; the unnumbered frontispiece is actually the first plate. Old owner's inscription on the front flyleaf or first blank. Boards and spines rubbed with title shields of parts two and three lacking, some light water stains to the inner bottom margin at the end of volumes two and three, and light soiling on a few plates. Inscriptions in an old hand on front flyleaves. In all, a good, complete set. Ullrich II, no. 4. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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