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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.

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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.

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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

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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".

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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".

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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".

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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]

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Comprehending an account of his studies and numerous works, in chronological order; a series of his epistolary correspondence and conversation with many eminent persons; and various original pieces of his composition, never before published. The whole exhibiting a view of literature and literary men in Great-Britain, for near half a century, during which he flourished. In two volumes.

      - London: Printed by Henry Baldwin, For Charles Dilly, in the Poultry, 1791. 2 vols., 4to., [i-iii], iv-xii, (16, table of contents), [1]-516; (2), [1]-588 pp. Engraved portrait frontispiece and two engraved plates (facsimiles of Johnson's handwriting & a 'Round Robin' with facsimiles of signatures). Contemporary speckled calf, repaired at hinges (both vols.). Gilt stamped backstrip with red and black morocco title and volume labels. Printed on blue tinted paper.Binding is rubbed and cracked at joints and edges, endpaper has some minor stains, internally bright; very good copy. Bookplates of C.A. and V. Baldwin, and Arthur Annesley Esq. First edition, one of 1750 copies. Though often considered the prototypical biography, the Life of Johnson is more a pastiche of material that Boswell had been accumulating since his first meeting with Johnson in 1763. "His portrait is vivid and intimate, in his own words a 'Flemish picture' made up of trifling incidents as well as significant events, and Boswell's skill in stage managing encounters? adds greatly to the liveliness of the whole" (The Oxford Companion to English Literature, 514). Page 135, vol. I, with the second state reading "give." Mm4 and Nn1 in Volume I and E3, Oo4, Qq3, Zz1 and Eee2 in Volume II are cancels, with blank [A] 1 in vol. 2. Courtney & Nichol Smith, pp. 172-173; Pottle 79; Rothschild 463. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recueil de 13 pièces sur la Révolution Française ou les grands meneurs du temps discutent de l'opportunité et des modalités des guerres qu'ils vont bientôt délivrer contre les puissances européennes ennemies

      1791 - Grand in-8° relié demi-veau de l'époque. On trouve reliés à la suite : 1- Etienne CLAVIERE : Réflexions sur les formes et les principes auxquels une nation doit assujétir l'administration des finances. ; suivies d'une Lettre à M. Baumez, sur l'organisation du Trésor public, où l'auteur discute les avantages et la nécessité d'une caisse publique (Paris, Belin, Desenne, Bailly, 1791), 15 & 54 pp - - - 2- Lettre de M. Clavière, à M. Beaumez, sur l'organisation du trésor public. Discussion sur les avantages et la nécessité d'une caisse unique [2 Dec. 1790.], 38 pp - - - 3- Simple extrait du livre de Necker, sur son administration, 10 mai 1791, 56 pp - - - 4- JEAN-CLAUDE SIMONNE : Discours prononcé à la Société des Amis de la Constitution le 25 décembre 1791, 12 pp - - - 5- Observations sur la nécessité de la réunion des hommes de bonne foi contre les intrigans, proposées à tous les Français, par Jérôme Pétion et Maximilien Robespierre (1792), 16 pp - - - 6- Société des Amis de la Constitution, séante aux Jacobins, à Paris : Discours sur cette question: Comment doit on faire la guerre, au cas qu'il faille la déclarer, lundi 19 déc. 1791, 32 pp - - - 7- Société des amis de la constitution, séante aux Jacobins Saint-Honoré, à Paris. Second discours de M. Billaud-Varenne, sur la guerre, le 29 janvier 1792, 29 pp - - - 8- Société des amis de la Constitution, séante aux Jacobins, à Paris. Second discours de M.F. Machenaud sur la guerre et les moyens de sauver l'État, 29 janvier 1792, 31 pp- - - 9- Société des Amis de la Constitution, séante aux Jacobins . Discours de Maximilien Robespierre sur les moyens de sauver l'État et la liberté,10 février 1792, 45 pp [[[[[Freedom or Death! Robespierre's speech on the way to save the state and freedom with four propositions: purging the Army of aristocrats; keeping "Patriotic legions" in Paris to defend it instead of sending them out into the countryside; to create a fraternal and civil confederation of the all of the national guards of the country and having each of the representatives from the departments pledging themselves to "Freedom or Death."]]]] - - - - 10- Société des Amis de la Constitution, séante aux Jacobins . Troisième discours de Maximilien Robespierre sur la guerre. 26 janvier 1792, 35 pp - - - 11- Réponse de M. Robespierre aux discours de MM. Brissot et Guadet, du 25 avril 1792, le 27 du même mois, et imprimés par ordre de la société, 16 pp [[[[The Brissotins were continuing to battle against the power and conduct of Robespierre. He had been elected public prosecutor of the criminal tribunal of Paris and resigned prior to taking his seat. He had spoken in March of the peaceful intentions of the Emperor Francois II, attributing Emperor Leopold's demise as an act of Providence, drawing severe criticism from the atheists and specific criticism from the Girondin deputy Guadet. On the 20th of April Louis XVI had proposed a declaration of war against the King of Bohemia and Hungary and the vote was carried unanimously. ]]]] - - - 12- Société des amis de la constitution, séante aux Jacobins, à Paris. Discours tendant à réfuter les orateurs qui ont parlé contre la nécessité d'une attaque pour dissiper les rassemblemens d'outre-Rhin, prononcé à la Société dans sa séance du 27 décembre 1791, par M. Marc-David Alba La Source, 16 p. - - - 13- Société des amis de la constitution, séante aux Jacobins, à Paris. Discours de Camille Desmoulins, sur le parti que l'assemblée nationale doit prendre relativement à la proposition de guerre annoncée par le pouvoir exécutif, prononcé à la société, le 25 décembre 1791, [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Pflanzenthiere in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Farben erleuchtet nebst Beschreibungen. Erster Theil. [Atlas].

      Nürnberg, Raspe, 1791. 4to (25.5 x 21.5 cm). 159 engraved and finely hand-coloured plates. Contemporary full calf. Spines with five raised bands, gilt compartments and two vellum labels with gilt titles. Gilt text "P.F.Suhm" on front board. Marbled pastedowns.l A selection of the fine plates (most probably all those published together with the first text volume) of the magnum opus of Eugenius Johann Christoph Esper (1742-1810), professor at the Königlich Preussischen Friedrichs-Alexanders Universität zu Erlangen and a noted entomologist and botanist. But this work on Cnidaria - in particular stony corals - and sponges (Porifera) is by far the most important that he wrote on his own. Using the Linnaean system he described and illustrated an immense number of corals, as well as some Bryozoa, Echinodermata, a good deal of coralline algae, and some others. Many still bear the names introduced by him. The present copy probably belonged to the Danish-Norwegian historian Peter Frederik Suhm (1728-1798), who owned a very large library. Bookplate, "Dupl" of "bibl. reg. Hafn." (i.e. a duplicate of the Royal Library in Copenhagen) on the front pastedown. A very good copy. Cat. BM(NH) p. 542; Nissen ZBI, 1315.

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        Greek Title:] TEIOU MELE. Praefixo commentario quo poëtae genus traditur et bibliotheca Anacreonteia adumbratur.

      In Aedibus Palatinis [typis Bodonianis], Parma 1791 - 8vo, pp. [iv], cxviii, [2], 111, [1]. Engraved portrait medallions on title-page and following leaf. Contemporary straight-grained blue morocco, boards bordered with a gilt rule, spine divided by raised bands between gilt rules, second and third compartments gilt-lettered direct, marbled endpapers, edges gilt. Some faint spotting and toning. Joints and corners rubbed, fore-edges of boards a little faded, spine very slightly dulled. Ownership inscription of 'Harlech' to initial blank, a loosely inserted card identifying this volume as having been loaned to the National Book League by Lord Harlech for an Italian Book Exhibition (probably in 1953). A pleasant binding on a copy of Bodoni's more elegant printing of Anacreon from 1791. Bodoni often produced more than one edition of a text at the same time, experimenting with different formats and types. In 1791 he printed this edition as well as a smaller 16mo of the same text, but only this version of the two was printed entirely in capital letters. 'The editions of 1785 and 1791 are printed in capital letters, and more elegant and exquisitely finished productions cannot be conceived' (Dibdin). This copy retains relatively large margins and is only a few millimetres shorter than an uncut copy (157 x 104mm, cut down from 163 x 106mm); it is printed on thin wove paper with an armorial watermark (copies on thicker paper with a different watermark are also known). Dibdin I 265; Brooks 422. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A short treatise in support of national religion:

      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).Publisher: London: printed for J. Tindal.Year: 1791Edition: First edition.

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        L'ARGONAUTICA DI APOLLONIO RODIO.

      Rome, a spese di Venanzio Monaldini, e Paolo Giunchi, 1791.. 2 volumes, complete set, FIRST EDITION 1791-94, parallel Greek and Italian text with explanation in Italian, 4to, approximately 280 x 210 mm, 11 x 8¼ inches, each title page has a different engraving, 2 engravings in the prelim pages plus 17 engravings of varying size in the text, large folding map at the end of the prelims, pages: xxxix, 168, 199-434, [2]; xxviij, 531, [1], the jump in pagination in Volume I is a printer's error, the register and text are continuous, bound in modern half calf, red and green gilt lettered labels, gilt rules and decoration to spine, mottled paper covered boards, new endpapers, speckled edges. Rubbing to corners, neat inscription (C. J. R. Coleridge, address and date 1860) on front endpaper, tiny blind stamp of bookseller on endpaper of Volume II, small chip to 3 fore-edge margins, small tear to 1 fore-edge margin, all due to paper flaws, a couple of pages faintly foxed, otherwise a clean tight set. First published in Greek in Florence in 1496, Apollonius of Rhodes (3rd century B.C.) Jason and the Golden Fleece. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Stadtplan mit Umgebung, "Grundriß der Kayserl. freien Reichs und Handels Stadt Hamburg nebst dem auf dem Königl. Dänischen Gebiet daran liegenden Altona. . ".

      - altkol. Kupferstich v. Pingeling n. Lawrence, dat. 1791, 62,5 x 96 Seltener, sehr grosser, zugleich dekorativer Stadtplan. Unten links die dek. Titelkartusche mit figürlichen Allegorien und einer Weltkugel. Oben rechts, innerhalb der Außenalster, eine Windrose. Der Plan war ursprünglich in 24 Segmente zerschnitten. Er wurde restauriert, die Segmente zusammengesetzt und doubliert.

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        Icones Plantarum Syriae Rariorum, descriptionibus et observationibus illustratae.

      Parisiis, impensis auctoris, 1791-1812. 5 parts (bound in 1). 4to. pp. 22, 18, 16, 16, 16, with 50 engraved plates, of which a number by Pierre Joseph Redouté. Contemporary green wrappers. The rarest of the 3 iconographies published by Labillardière. The 5 parts were published over a period of 21 years, hence complete copies are rare. There was an interval of 18 years between parts 2 and 3. The publication was interrupted when Labillardière was invited to join the expedition that was to be sent out in search of La Pérouse. After he had published his principal works on this expedition, the 'Rélation' of 1800 and 'Novae Hollandiae plantarum specimen' of 1804 and 1805, the publication of the present work was continued. The first botanical exploration of Ottoman Syria was made by Leonard Rauwolf, and his 'Aigentliche Beschreibung der Raiss inn die Morgenländer' was published in 1582. Botanical exploration of Turkish Syria was hampered by the fact that the countries (Ottoman Syria contained the general region of present Syria, Lebanon, and parts of Jordan and Palestine) were not very secure.//Labillardière obtained the services of some of the best botanical artists of all times to illustrate his 'Icones': Redouté, Poiteau and Turpin. A number of drawings are also by Pierre Joseph Redouté's less known brother Henri Joseph Redouté. A fine uncut copy, with the library stamp on title page of Hüsnü Demiriz, Professor of Botany of the University of Istanbul.//Junk Rara, 218; MacPhail. Cat. Redouteana 64; Nissen BBI, 1115; Stafleu & Cowan 4069. See also Stafleu's introductory note to the reprint of 1968.

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        Prompta Bibliotheca canonica, juridica, moralis, theologica nec non ascetica, polemica, rubricistica, historica De Principalioribus, e fere Omnibus, quae in dies occurrunt, nec penes omnes facile, ac prompte reperiri possunt, Ex Utroque Jure, Pontificiis Constitutionibus, Conciliis, Sacrarum Congregationum Decretis, Sacrae Romanae Rotae Decisionibus, ac Probatissim

      Expensis Aloysii Migliaccio - Neapoli, 1791. LATINO 4,075 Quattro tomi della fine del '700 in 4°, stato discreto, coperta semirigida in pergamena, su dorso tassello in pelle, grafica, numero del tomo e caratteri del titolo incisi in oro, evidenti segni del tempo, fioritura sparsa, tagli bruniti, pagine ben conservate; il IV tomo presenta un grosso strappo che corre trasversalmente sul dorso e termina ad un terzo del piatto anteriore, nomi di frati scritti in bella grafia su risguardia, cerniera allentata. Testo posto su due colonne. Presentano segnatura dei fascicoli e richiami. Su frontespizio delicata marca tipografica in nero. USATO

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        Travelling Memorandums, made in a tour upon the Continent of Europe, in the years 1786, 87 & 88

      Bell & Bradfute. G. G. J. & J. Robinson and G. Nichol, Edinburgh 1791 - xiv, 266pp. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover rubbed and scuffed with edge-wear. Some foxing [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Town Officer; Or, The Power and Duty of Selectmen, Town Clerks..

      1791. Portland, 1791. 1st ed.. Portland, 1791. 1st ed. Scarce First Edition of Freeman's Town Officer Freeman, Samuel [1743-1831]. The Town Officer; Or, The Power and Duty of Selectmen, Town Clerks, Town Treasurers, Overseers of the Poor, Assessors, Constables, Colectors of Taxes, Surveyors of High Ways, Surveyors of Lumber, Fence Viewers, and Other Town Officers. As Contained in the Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. With a Variety of Forms for the Use of Such Officers. To Which Are Added, The Power and Duty of Towns, Parishes and Plantations; And a Plain and Regular Method to Keep Accounts of the Expenditures of Monies Voted by a Town; Upon an Inspection of Which, The State of Its Finances May at Any Time be Known. Portland [ME]: Printed by Benjamin Titcomb, Jun. 1791. 178 pp. Final advertisement leaf and rear endleaf lacking. Octavo (6-3/4" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. Moderate rubbing to extremities and rear board, light rubbing and a few inkstains to front board, hinges cracked. Light browning to text, some leaves have minor edgewear, cellotape repairs to two clean tears on front free endpaper. Nineteenth-century annotations to endleaves (recording family tree of the Jack family), interior otherwise clean. A nice copy of a scarce title. $500. * First edition. Freeman's long career included two terms in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1776, 1778) and a long tenure as clerk to the state courts. At other times he served as a probate judge. He also wrote several legal manuals. The Town Officer includes oaths, instructions, descriptions of powers and duties of officials, tables and also an extensive appendix that includes an outline of the power and duty of a grand jurors, a table of crimes and punishments, and an index. The final edition of this guide, the eighth, was published in 1815. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 8278.

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

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

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        Historia ecclesiastica Veteris Novique Testamenti: ab orbe condito ad annum post Christum natum millesimum sexcentissimum et in loca eiusdem insignia dissertationes historicae, chronologicae, criticae, dogmaticae. 18 Bände + 2 Supplemente in zusammen 20 Bänden.

      Bingen am Rhein, Voigt, 1785-, 1791. - 4°, circa 24,5 x 20 cm. Zusammen etwa 10000 Seiten Halb-Leder d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, 2 Rückenschildern, Rotschnitt und Kattunpapier-Vorsätzen "Brunet I, 169; Graesse I, 71. Grossangelegte Kirchengeschichte von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenreformation, sehr beliebt und mehrfach nachgedruckt, jedoch in kirchlichen Kreisen wegen der Behandlung des Verhältisses zwischen Kirche und Staat nicht unumstritten, zeitweise sogar auf dem Index der verbotenen Bücher. - "Ouvrage favorable aux libertés de l'Eglise gallicane, et cependant moins recherché en France que dans l'Italie et l'Allemagne; il a eu autrefois un grand succès, ainsi que le prouvent les différentes éditions qui en ont été faites. La première est de Paris, 1676-89" (Brunet). Der Historiker Alexandre Noel (1639 - 1724) war Kleriker in Rouen. " "- Etwas gebräunt, teils stockig (teils auch etwas stärker), wenig berieben oder bestossen, Vorsätze mit kleinen älteren Exlibris, gut erhalten - sehr dekorative Reihe, so komplett mit den Nachtragsbänden und einheitlich schön gebunden selten!. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Title in Greek and Latin]. Anakreontos Teiou mele. Praefixo commentario qvo poëtae genvs traditur et bibliotheca Anacreonteia advmbratvr. Additis var. lect.

      Giambattista Bodoni,, Parma 1791 - 'The editions of 1785 and 1791 are printed in capital letters, and more elegant and exquisitely finished productions cannot be conceived.' (Dibdin). 'Bijou typographique' (Renouard); 'très jolie édition' (Brunet). One of two editions of 1791, this one printed entirely in capitals. 16mo in 4s (146 × 104 mm), pp. [iv], 118, [2]. Two small engraved portrait vignettes. Some slight foxing to upper forecorners here and there. Nineteenth-century English straight grained green morocco, gilt, panelled spine, red endpapers, all edges gilt. Spine slightly faded. Bookplates of Edward Sullivan and Charles Whibley. A handsome copy. [Dibdin (4th edn.) I 265.] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        VOYAGE DU GOUVERNEUR PHILLIP A BOTANY-BAY, AVEC UNE DESCRIPTION DES COLONIES DU PORT JACKSON ET L'ILE NORFOLK; FAITE SUR DES PAPIERS AUTHENTIQUES, OBTENUE DES DIVERS DEPARTEMENS AUXQUELS ON A RAJOUTE LES JOURNAUX DES LIEUTENANS, SHORTLAND, WATTS, BALL ET DU CAPITAINE MARSHALL, AVEC UN RECIT DE LEUR NOUVELLE DECOUVERTE.

      BUISSON 1791 - PHILLIP, ARTHUR : VOYAGE DU GOUVERNEUR PHILLIP A BOTANY-BAY, AVEC UNE DESCRIPTION DES COLONIES DU PORT JACKSON ET L'ILE NORFOLK; FAITE SUR DES PAPIERS AUTHENTIQUES, OBTENUE DES DIVERS DEPARTEMENS AUXQUELS ON A RAJOUTE LES JOURNAUX DES LIEUTENANS, SHORTLAND, WATTS, BALL ET DU CAPITAINE MARSHALL, AVEC UN RECIT DE LEUR NOUVELLE DECOUVERTE. PARIS (BUISSON) 1791. IN-8°, 20 X 12,5, RELIE PLEIN VEAU EPOQUE, DOS A 5 NERFS ORNÉ, PIÈCE DE TITRE, TR. ROUGES. BEL EXEMPLAIRE. ARTHUR PHILLIP, 1738-1814, OFFICIER DE MARINE ET ADMINISTRATEUR COLONIAL BRITANNIQUE, FUT LE PREMIER GOUVERNEUR DE LA NOUVELLE-GALLES DU SUD, PREMIÈRE COLONIE AUROPEENNE SUR LE CONTINENT AUSTRALIEN ET FONDATEUR DE LA VILLE DE SIDNEY. IL EMMENA POUR SON PREMIER VOYAGE 772 CONDAMNES ET ATTEIGNIT BOTANY-BAY APRES HUIT MOIS DE VOYAGE. CHAPITRE IMPORTANT SUR LA REVOLTE DU BOUNTY. 8vo. Contemp. marbled calf and morocco letterpiece in compartments (4), 443 pp. The rare first French edition, published only 2 years after the English first edition (1789). The author Arthur Phillip (1738-1814) was an English naval officer and founder of New South Wales who became its first governor and commander of the First Fleet in 1786. Fine copy. (REF.ETA.3A). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Hedaya, Or guide; A Commentary on the Mussulman Laws. Translated by the Order of the Governor-General and Council of Bengal, by Charles Hamilton (FOUR VOLUMES).

      T. Bensley, London 1791 - Volume I: lxxxix, xii 561 pp. + 1 pp. errata leaf/ Volume II: viii 727 pp. / Volume III: viii 609 pp. + 1 pp. errata leaf/ Volume IV: viii 574 pp. + 52 pp. supplementary index + 1 pp. errata leaf; some wormholes at margins, spotting and repaired tears, Ex-library copy, library stamps front and rear, library book labels, contemporary tree calf, some tears and losses to spines, a little rubbed and scuffed, marbled endpapers & edges, Orientalist Charles Hamilton’s translation from the Persian, for the East India Company, of the al-Hidayah (Islamic personal law), originally composed by Burhan al-Din al-Marghinani in the twelfth century. First English edition of this important hadith collection. The work is a translation of the Persian version by Ghulam Ya. Khan of the original Arabic version of Al- Marghinani. Al-Firgani is the name of a family of Hanafi lawyers; the nisba comes from their native town Marghinan in Farhana. The author of the celebrated Hidaya , wrote a record of his studies, but it does not appear to have survived. His principal work is the legal compendium Bidayat al-mubtadi (mss. in Brockelmann), based on al Kuduri’s Muktasar and al-Shaybani’s al_Djami ‘al saghir. On this work, he himself wrote a large commentary in 8 volumes Kifayat al-muntaha. But before he had completed it, he thought it was much too diffuse and decided to write a second commentary, the celebrated Hidaya, which later writers repeatedly edited and annotated. The most important commentaries and synopses are given in the table below. For the mansuscripts and printed texts of these commentaries and synopses and of many super comentaries and glosses, see Brockelmann, II 2, 466-9, S I, 644-9; a printed edition of the Hidaya appeared in 4 vols., Cairo 1326/1908. ( The Encyclopedia of Islam volume VI, 557-558). Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition]

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        "An Account of the Hot Springs in Iceland; With an Analysis of Their Waters" Bound Together with "Journal of a Tour in Iceland in the Summer of 1809"

      Unknown and not published. 100; lxii, 496, [7]pp. Octavo. Contemporary black half-calf with marble boards. Blindstamped gilt spine with raised bands. Gilt title on red leather background. Bookplate on front pastedown endpaper. 2 fold-out plates, one colour plate which is the frontis. Several black and white illustrations in text. Crisp, clean textblock. Very nice copy! Bookplate belonging to the Earl of Sheffield. The first item is a privately printed account of the Hot Springs of Iceland. It consists of two letters from Stanley to Dr. Black in 1791 and 1792. The second item is the privately printed edition of Hooker's narrative of his visit to Iceland in 1809 (as it was not published). The first published edition being 1813. Very attractive item with a nice association.

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        Alexander Hamilton signs Treasury Department ALS

      [Washington DC], April 8 1791. 7.875" x 9.25". "ALS signed ""A. Hamilton"", two pages, dated April 8, 1791, 7.875"" x 9.25"" with ""Treasury Department"" written at the top. Expert paper loss filling to a few small areas, not affecting Hamilton's signature.In full: ""(Circular) Sir: I enclose you a form of an account (c.a.) agreeably to which I request that you will transmit me a summary statement of the quarterly payment of interest in your office, upon the 6 p cent stocks, including an exhibition of the Stats of that species of stock on your books after each quarterly payment of interest, and exclusively of the transactions in it, which will arise between the quarter days. Similar accounts or statements are to be transmitted at the same time of the 3 per cent & non subscribed stock, as also of the defered (sic) stock excepting the items relative to interest, which, of course, will be appear in that statement. I am, Sir, your Obed Servant (signed) A. Hamilton P. S. You will find enclosed a transcript of a notification from this office published on the 28th September last, by which I presume you have been governed. It appears proper to communicate it to you as an instruction in which light you will hereafter consider it."""

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        Donna del Paese di Campagna Provincia di Salerno nel Regno di Napoli

      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".

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        Donna di Gagliano della Provincia di Lecce nel Regno di Napoli

      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".

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        Donna di Conversano della Provincia di Bari nel Regno di Napoli

      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".

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        The Philosophy of Ancient Greece Investigated, in Its Origin and Progress, to the Aeras of Its Greatest Celebrity, in the Ionian, Italic, and Athenian Schools with remarks on the delineated systems of their founders and some accounts of their lives and characters, and these of their most eminent disciples.

      Edinburgh: Printed for William Creech; and sold by G.G. & J.J. Robinsons London 1791 - FIRST EDITION. 4to. pp. xiv+[errata leaf]+588. Contemporary tree calf. Page numbers of leaves b1-b3 removed, paper flaw to corner of 4A4, minor browning, staining and spotting, binding lightly rubbed. A handsome copy. Ex libris Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo, with his bookplate. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Maometto, legislatore degli Arabi e fondatore dell'Impero musulmano. Poema.

      Casalmaggiore, Fratelli Bizzarri, 1791. - Large 4to. 2 vols. (6), 199, (1) pp. (4), 197, (3) pp. With two engraved frontispieces and 12 engraved plates by Paolo Araldi, vignettes to titles. Contemporary boards covered with tree-marbled paper, gilt red morocco labels. First and only edition of this rare epic version of the life of Muhammad in twelve cantos of ottava rima, complemented with a series of 12 full-page engravings depicting salient moments in the Prophet's life, and two portraits (the author, and Muhammad on horseback), all after drawings by the painter Paolo Araldi (who was a native of Casalmaggiore, the author's birth place as well as the place of printing of this book). Baccanti's introduction reveals the author's intent, perhaps implicit in the choice of heroic metre: to celebrate the deeds of a remarkable leader, a singularly gifted man capable of uniting tribes, and to reflect and indulge contemporary European taste and expectations with fantastical imaginary and romantically orientalist backdrops and costumes. - Slight chafe mark to upper cover of first volume. Contemporary engraved bookplate (N. D. Marchionis de Dionysiis) and library shelfmark labels to the front pastedowns. A wonderfully pristine, clean, crisp copy. Chauvin XI, p. 235, no. 775. Not in the Arcadian Library, not in Atabey or Blackmer. OCLC finds 7 copies in institutions worldwide, COPAC lists none in the UK. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sichere, und mit drei-jährigem Gebrauch verbesserte Ersparnuß beiläufig der Hälfte des sonst benöthigten Holzes, wie auch der sonst gewöhnlichen Zeit, bei Bräupfannen, Brandwein- und Eßig-Häfen a.; Bad- und Wasch-Keßelen. a. Wo nämlich der Eßig gesotten wird, Aymer weiß.

      Ottobeuren Karl Joseph Wankenmiller 1791 - 16 S. Mit 5 gefalteten Kupfertafeln von Jos. Mösmer. 4° (19,5 x 15,5 cm). Buntpapierumschlag der Zeit. Sehr seltene Schrift des bedeutenden Ottobeurer Benediktiners. - Schiegg (1752-1810) ist vor allem bekannt wegen seiner frühen Versuche mit Heißluftballons in Ottobeuren (1784, erster Ballonstart in Deutschland). Als hervorragender Astronom und Mathematiker machte er sich um die Vermessung des Ottobeurer Gebiets verdient, lehrte zeitweise als Professor in Salzburg und wurde nach der Aufhebung des Klosters nach München berufen. 1805 beauftragte ihn Max Joseph mit der Vermessung der bayerischen Provinzen in Franken. Lindner betont seinen Einfluß auf Joseph von Utzschneider und dessen mit Reichenbach und Liebherr 1804 gegründete mathematisch-mechanische Institut. Die in der vorliegenden Schrift vertretene Methode wurde in den Brauereien zu Trauchburg und Zeil tatsächlich mit großem Erfolg angewandt (freundliche Mitteilung von P. Ulrich Faust nach einem im Ottobeurer Exemplar beigebundenen Schreiben des Truchsessen zu Zeil); auch in seiner Salzburger Zeit bewirkte Schiegg "bedeutende Holzersparnisse" in den erzbischöflichen Salzsudwerken. - Mit einigen schwachen Wasserrändern, stellenweise etwas angestaubt. Der Umschlag am Rücken neu angesetzt und mit kleineren Randschäden. Insgesamt aber gutes Exemplar. *Gradmann 188, 7 (unter Honorat Göhl). Lindner, Album Ottoburanum, II, 49, 4. Schöllhorn 52, 260. Gewicht (Gramm): 90

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        Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece During the Middle of the Fourth Century Before the Christian Æra. 8 volume set including the plate volume containing Maps, Plans, Views and Coins Illustrative of the Geography and Antiquities of Ancient Greece

      G.G.J. and J. Robinson, London 1791 - 3304pp; 51pp + 31 plates. Map volume contains 31 double-page or folding plates and maps, some hand-coloured in outline. Note - volumes II and III are shown as being published in 1790. VG : in very good condition. Rebound with new eps. Stamps on title pages. Some slight darkening to page edges. Plate 1 with repairs at outer fold, and plate 11 with some dust marking to lower edge with no impact on illustration. All maps bright and overall VG [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres complètes d'Homère, traduction nouvelle avec des notes littérales, historiques et géographiques, suivies des imitations des poëtes anciens et modernes par (Pierre, Louis, Claude) Gin.

      Paris, De l'imprimerie de Didot l'ainé. 1786-1791. - 8 vol. 8°. Reliure pleine basane blonde, dos orné, pièces de titre et de tomaison vertes et rouges, Graesse 3, 337. - Traduction en prose, commenté par M. Gin, Pierre Louis Claude, (1726-1807) conseiller au grand-conseil, a traduit de nombreux auteurs grecs (Homère, Hésiode, Virgile .), arrière neveu de Boileau.Cette traduction a initialement paru en 4 volumes in-4 à la même date. - Papier partiellement bruni, quelques rousseurs. Vol. 4 avec traces d'eau sur la couverture. Coins et plats frottés.

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        Descripcion historial de la provincia y archipielago de Chiloe, en el reyno de Chile

      Don Benito Cano, Madrid 1791 - "The Best Description of Chiloe, With a Fine Folding Map. Includes an Account of Early Spanish Activities in Tahiti". 4to; folding engraved map and one plate; contemporary calf. FIRST EDITION. Much of this work by the head of the Franciscan missionary college of Santa Rosa at Ocapa, Peru, is a history of the Chilean province of Chiloe. However, a large part of the work comprises "Noticias practicas, e individuales de las islas nombradas vulgarmente de Otahiti ó Carolinas situadas en el mar del sud, ó Pacifico." This is one of very few early accounts of Spanish activities in Tahiti, including a missionary expedition made from Lima in late 1774 in the Aguila. The expedition had been prompted by the recent English voyages in the Pacific, but was half hearted only two missionary friars were sent and ultimately unsuccessful. (RF 643). * Palau 104963. vols. volumen(es)/volume(s) S.P. páginas [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'ARGONAUTICA DI APOLLONIO RODIO.

      Rome, a spese di Venanzio Monaldini, e Paolo Giunchi, 1791. 2 volumes, complete set, FIRST EDITION 1791-94, parallel Greek and Italian text with explanation in Italian, 4to, approximately 280 x 210 mm, 11 x 8¼ inches, each title page has a different engraving, 2 engravings in the prelim pages plus 17 engravings of varying size in the text, large folding map at the end of the prelims, pages: xxxix, 168, 199-434, [2]; xxviij, 531, [1], the jump in pagination in Volume I is a printer's error, the register and text are continuous, bound in modern half calf, red and green gilt lettered labels, gilt rules and decoration to spine, mottled paper covered boards, new endpapers, speckled edges. Rubbing to corners, neat inscription (C. J. R. Coleridge, address and date 1860) on front endpaper, tiny blind stamp of bookseller on endpaper of Volume II, small chip to 3 fore-edge margins, small tear to 1 fore-edge margin, all due to paper flaws, a couple of pages faintly foxed, otherwise a clean tight set. First published in Greek in Florence in 1496, Apollonius of Rhodes (3rd century B.C.) Jason and the Golden Fleece. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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