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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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Voyages Made in the Years 1788 and 1789, from China to the N.W. Coast of America: with An Introductory Narrative of A Voyage performed in 1786, from Bengal, in the Ship Nootka. To which are annexed, Observations on the Probable Existence of A North West Passage. And some account of the Trade between the North West Coast of America and China; and the latter country and Great Britain.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The History and Antiquities of Northamptonshire.

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

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        Miscellaneous Poems, and A Tragedy

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

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

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

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

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

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        Descriptio provinciae Moxitarum in regno Peruano, quam e scriptis posthumis

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

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

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

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        Forme Constitutionelle décrétée par acclamation Dans La Séance Du 3 Mai

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Index Librorum Ab Inventa Typographia Ad Annum 1500: Chronologicè Dispositus Cum Notis Historiam Typographico-Litterariam Illustrantibus

      1791 - 464p. and 112p. Ex-libris. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Miscellaneous Poems, and A Tragedy

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

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        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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        A Treatise Concerning the Last Judgment, and the Destruction of Babylon; Shewing That All the Predictions contained in the Revelation, are at this Day Fulfilled. [bound with:] A Continuation Concerning the Last Judgment, and the Spiritual World.

      R. Hindmarsh, 1788-1791., London: - 2 vols. in 1. Small 4to. Collation: [-]2, a4, b2, A-Y4; A-K4. Pagination: [4], xvi, 154, [2 ads]; iv, 80 pp. Half-title; light occasional foxing. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards; worn, marbling rubbed off nearly entirely, covers reattached by Kozo. Very good. First English translations by R. Hindmarsh and printed at his own expense. Originally issued in 1763, a second edition was issued in 1810. Emmanuel Swedenborg led one of the most remarkable careers in the history of science and philosophy. He mastered natural science and mathematics in his youth, writing some 150 works on scientific subjects. He rigorously sought a comprehensive physical explanation of the world based on mathematical and mechanical principles. Gradually his inquiries turned toward philosophical matters and after a profound mystical experience in 1745 he devoted his reasoning almost entirely to the interpretation of religion. In these later treatises, Swedenborg gives vivid descriptions of his experiences in the spiritual worlds beyond space and time which he was able to enter by consciously suspending bodily sensations. Despite its bizarre aspects, his theosophical system is characterized by logic and is obviously rooted in his previous concern with the sciences. Swedenborg attempted to explain reality in terms of psychic energy, in which matter, intellect, and spirit emanate from the world soul. This work responds to the question as to whether the last judgment coincides with the final destruction of the world. It also collects reports from various sources of experiences of the next world. James John George Hyde, ?Rev. James Hyde, A bibliography of the works of Emanuel Swedenborg, 1168 & 1991. Hobart prints the content of a letter from Kant relating to Swedenborg’s beliefs of the spiritual world, which he denotes it is "sound reason to incline to the negative side" meaning that there is no proof of spirits and there is also numerous cases of deceit, "proofs of deception, that I have never [considered] if necessary to suffer fear or dread to come upon me, either in the cemeteries or the dead, or in the darkness of night. This is the position in which my mind stood for a long time, until the accounts of Swedenborg came to my notice." But having stated as much, he relates in detail an account involving figures of high repute, namely the Austrian ambassador, etc., and then relates, at great length, a proof of psychic feats by Swedenborg relating to the Stockholm fire of 1763, which was written in letter form to Charlotte von Knobloch, and another relating to the queen’s secret. – Hobart, p. 68. See also: Gregory R Johnson, "Kant on Swedenborg in the Lectures on Metaphysics," Studia Swedenborgiana 1974-2006. ESTC t137429 & t137428. [Attributes: First Edition; 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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