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        La Chasse au Fusil. Ouvrage divisé en deux parties, Contentant; La première, des recherches sur les armes de trait usitées pour la chasse avant l'invention des armes à feu; savoir l'Arc et l'Arbalète: un détail de tout ce qui concerne la fabrication des Canons de fusil, tant à Paris, et dans les différentes manufactures de France, qu'en Espagne; avec les Marques des Canoniers de Paris: l'examen de plusieurs questions touchant la portée des canons, eu égard à leur longueur, à leur calibre, à la charge, etc. et quelques notions sommaires sur les autres parties du Fusil de chasse, avec des instructions pour parvenir à bien tirer. - La Seconde, les enseignemens et connoissances nécessaires pour chasser utilement les différentes espèces de gibie

      Paris, De l'imprimerie de Monsieur, Théophile Barrois 1788-1791. - 8°. XVI, 582 S., 5 n.n. Bl.; 111 S. Mit einer gestochenen Tafel im Text und 8 (3 mehrfach gefalteten) gestochenen Tafeln. Halblederband der Zeit mit rotem Rückenschild und wenig Rückenvergoldung. Thiébaud 621-622. - Erste Ausgabe des ersten vollständig dem Thema der modernen Jagd gewidmeten Werkes in Frankreich. - Hier mit dem Supplement und den meist fehlenden 'Additions au Supplément' auf Seite 106-111 des Anhanges. - 5 der 9 Tafeln zeigen Armbrustwaffen. - Name auf Vorsatz. Exlibris auf dem Innendeckel. Eine Tafel mit kleinerem Einriss. - Sehr schönes, fleckenloses Exemplar in einem sauberen, schlichten bernischen Einband der Zeit. - Selten.

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        Henry Packer Dering, Customs Master of Sag Harbor receives request to purchase a stallion

      1791 - Manuscript letter written by George Phillips (Middletown, CT) and dated December 19, 1791, offering to buy a stallion from Henry Dering of Sag Harbour, to be delivered to New London, CT. George Phillips, important Middletown merchant, writes to Henry Packer Dering, (1764 - 1822) the U. S. Customs Master (amongst other roles) who was appointed by George Washington. Sag Harbor was named a Federal port of entry for the new nation; Dering levied duties (authorized by the Tariff Act of July 4, 1789) on goods entering the country for three decades, during which period the federal debt of $77 million from the Revolutionary War was reduced to zero! In the early 1800s Sag Harbor was a busier port even than that of New York City.Dering was also the first postmaster, the superintendent of lighthouses, and a community leader, helping to establish the first Long Island newspaper, The Herald. Additionally, he was a successful merchant, shipping goods to Haiti, and with his partner, Benjamin Huntting I, dispatching the first whaler to Brazil, thereby establishing Sag Harbor as a site for a successful whaling fleet. Dering also raised horses; the New York Public Library holds a collection of Dering records which include stud records (dated 1790) of the stallion 'Young Figure' at Sag Harbor.1 sheet, 8 x 12", folded, in ink, on one side, folded into a letter, with the original red wax seal. On laid paper with stylized crown watermark.

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      London: J. Thane. Bound in original half leather over marbled boards. 1791. hb. Oblong 4to, All plates are present: 50 engraved landscapes and six engraved sets of heads of the painters whose work has been reproduced. . "Engraved by L. Zentner, after Drawings made by him from original Pictures, in different cabinets, during his residence in Germany, France, Holland, &c. to which are added, Portraits of the Artists, and Short Biographical Accounts of each." The text is in English and French. Zentner (1747-1818) was born in Germany although the exact dates of his birth and death are uncertain. Even his Christian names are unknown and there are references to him as L. A. Zentner and J. L. L. C. Zentner. From his prints it seems that he was in Paris in 1780-1785, and in London in 1791. He etched a series of fifty plates of landscapes after old masters, plus six sheets of heads of painters. The plates were originally issued in parts and include renditions of works by Pierre Jean Van Asch, Paul Bril, Jean Breughel, Louis Backhuysen, Corneille Dusart, Adrian van Diest, Jean van Goyen, Pierre Paul Rubens, Rembrandt van Ryn, Titian, Adrien de Vries, Anoine Waterloo etc. Each engraving is tinted, set within a decorative frame, and has accompanying explanatory text in French and English. The front board of our copy has detached, but is present. The title page, and the blank succeeding page are detached, but present, although chipped at the edges. All plates are present. The contents are tightly-bound and unmarked, quite free of the usual foxing, although with off-setting of the engraved image to the facing (blank) page. The rear board shows wear, but the joint is holding. Priced with all faults. .

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        1791 1st ed Addition of Thomas Pennant History of LONDON Britain Westminster

      London : Printed for Robert Faulder, 1791. - 1791 1st ed Addition of Thomas Pennant History of LONDON Britain Westminster London & Westminster ca. 1563 & Great Fire PLATES! Thomas Pennant (1726 – 1798) was a Welsh naturalist, traveller, writer and antiquarian. He was born and lived his whole life at his family estate, Downing Hall near Whitford, Flintshire in Wales. Main author: Thomas Pennant Title: Additions and corrections to the first edition of Mr. Pennant's account of London. Published: London : Printed for Robert Faulder, 1791. Language: English Notes & content: • 1st edition addition to original • Illustrated frontispiece of Charles I • A large engraved folding plan of London and Westminster ca. 1563 • A large engraved folding plate of London as it appeared at the time of the Great Fire in 1666. • Provenance: Armorial Bookplate – John Francis Basset FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure leather binding Pages: complete with all 54 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: London : Printed for Robert Faulder, 1791. Size: ~9.75in X 7.5in (25cm x 19cm) FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Shipping: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Satisfaction Guarantee: Customer satisfaction is our priority. Notify us within 7 days of receiving your item and we will offer a full refund guarantee without reservation. $750 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Galerie ('Die Gallerie zu Warmbrunn - Sr. Excellenz dem Herrn Reichsgraf Johann Nepomuck Schafgotsch Erblandhofmeister im Herzogthum Schlesien und Ritter des Königl. Preussischen rothen Adler Ordens gewidmet von Seinem unterthänigsten Diener Anton Petz.').

      - aquarellierte Umrißradierung auf dat. Whatman-Papier v. Hoppe n. Anton Petz, dat. 1791, 35,5 x 45 Unter der Ansicht gestochenes Wappen und Dedikation an den Reichsgrafen Johann Nepomuck Schafgotsch. - Sehr selten und tadellos erhalten!

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      - OVVERO STORIA DELLA PITTURA TOSCANA DEDOTTA DAI SUOI MONUMENTI CHE SI ESIBISCONO IN STAMPA DAL SECOLO X. FINE AL PRESENTE. TOM. I. [+ TOM. II.] Per Nicolò Pagni e Giuseppe Bardi in Firenze 1791 e 1795. 2 volumes In fólio máximo (de 48,5x33 cm) Com: Vol. I [I gravura em anterrosto], [6], LX. fólios de texto e LX gravuras. Vol. II [3], LX fólios de texto e LX gravuras. Encadernações inteiras de pele com nervos, rótulos vermelhos e ferros a ouro nas lombadas. Ilustrada com 1 gravura em anterrosto no primeiro volume e 120 gravuras de página inteira numeradas de I a LX intercaladas no texto, encontrando-se 60 gravuras em cada um dos volumes, com a dimensão gráfica de cerca de 34x25 cm. Obra impressa a duas colunas sobre papel de linho de grande qualidade e muito encorpado, na impressão foram utilizados caractéres redondos (muito esmaltados) para o texto italiano; e caractéres itálicos ou cursivos no texto francês. A magnifica qualidade das obras de arte dos pintores toscanos, a partir das quais se abriram as gravuras, transformaram esta esplendorosa impressão num verdadeiro monumento da arte tipográfica do século XVIII. Apresenta uma gravura em anterrosto (desenhada por Giuseppe Fabbrini e gravada por Carlo Lasinio, em 1791) que representa a deusa Minerva chamando o génio da Pintura que está assente sobre uma coluna Toscana, encontrando-se acima as alegorias da Aurora e do Tempo. Segue-se um magnifico frontíspicio tipográfico alegórico gravado. Este encontra-se ilustrado com uma tarja decorativa em esquadria e a vinheta heráldica de um leão levando uma bandeira com uma flor de iris germânica (ou giaggiolo em italiano), símbolo da cidade de Florença. As gravuras são da autoria de, entre outros dos desenhadores: Giuseppe Pera, Carlo Bozzolini, Francesco Gallardo; e foram gravadas por Giovanni Francisco Ravenet, Marco Lastri (1731-1811), Giuseppe Bardi, Niccolo? Pagni, Carlo Lasinio (1759-1838), Matteo Carboni, Ferdinando Gregori (1743-1804), Gaetano Vascellini (1745-1805) e Cosomo Colombini (entre outros). A obra foi adornada com belas capitulares e vinhetas alegóricas desenhadas por Campiglia e abertas por Pazzi. Encontrando-se o texto impresso a duas colunas e adornado com espectaculares vinhetas gravadas com o retrato de cada um dos artistas em oval à cabeça do texto. As vinhetas em geral são assinadas C. L. Fecit, contendo o nome e as datas de nascimento e morte dos artistas. Obra bilingue italiano e francês em colunas paralelas, com as biografias dos pintores da Toscânia, cada uma com gravura reproduzindo uma das suas obras-primas de pintura. Os dois volumes apresentam respectivamente dedicatórias aos mecenas das artes que impulsionaram e patrocionaram esta edição. Nomeadamente no 1º volume o Cavaleiro Giovani Macpherson [aliás Sir John Macpherson, Governador Geral de Bengala, na Índia e protagonista da Guerra dos Maratas]. O segundo volume foi patrocionado pelo Marquês Fabio Ferone, dono da obra 'Narciso al Fonte' (do pintor Benedeto Luti) que se encontrava no seu palácio em Florença e que está reproduzida no fólio CXIV. As gravuras foram abertas em chapa de metal. O processo de impressão varia, no entanto sempre elegantíssimo, sendo a gravação a negro, a verde (vide fólios VI, XIV e XVIII) e a tinta sanguínea, sobre papel alvo ou sobre papel azul (dependendo do detalhe desejado pelo gravador). As gravuras são de grande complexidade no acabamento gráfico, tal como por exemplo a gravura do fólio 47 gravada simultaneamente por dois gravadores Carlo Lasinio e Giovani Bata, tendo o primeiro aberto a água-forte e segundo terminado a buril. Constitui-se esta obra como um exemplo significativo, ou 'estado-da-arte', da impressão ?a cores? do século XVIII. Segundo Moreni I, 509: "Cada um dos volumes desta obra contém 60 items de pintores Toscanos, escrito em italiano. Obra promovida por Lastri e traduzida para o francês pelo Sr. Bartholomew Renard [?]? Obra monumental da gravura setecentista, contendo as reproduções das pinturas e fresc

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        Le mécanisme de la parole, suivi de la description d'une machine parlante et enrichie de XXVII planches.

      Vienne, Bauer & se trouve chez J. V. Degen, 1791. ____ Edition originale, très rare. Le livre a été publié dans le même temps en français et en allemand. Illustré d'un portrait et de 26 planches hors-texte. Kempelen (1734-1804) établit la première monographie sur la synthèse du langage et décrit par le menu la première machine parlante basée sur une étude élaborée de la voix humaine. Cette version française semble beaucoup plus rare que celle en allemand. Provenances : - Giovanni Battista Costardi (signature). Directeur de l' Istituto Milanese di Stato per sordomuti de 1847 à 1861. Il est l'auteur de plusieurs ouvrages sur les sourds-muets : ("Dissertazione didattico-scientifica sulle cause che ritardarono finora il progresso e perfezionamento dell'arte d'istruire i sordomuti, 1858"). Un cachet très pâle sur le titre. Bon exemplaire.***** First edition. "Mechanism of Human Speech with the Description of a Speaking Machine". This book has been published in French and in German at the same time. The French version seems the rarest of two. Illustrated by a portrait and 26 engraved plates. " While the Turk the Chess-player was constructed in six months since Kempelen promised it to Her Majesty Maria Theresa, the construction of the speaking machine demanded more than twenty years and still he could not consider it to be finished. This machine had to produce the letters and syllables, even the words and short sentences almost in every European language. Related to the work a treatise was published by J. V. Degen in Vienna in 1791 in German and French titled Le Méchanisme de la parole, suivi de la description d'une machine parlante (Mechanism of Human Speech with the Description of a Speaking Machine), which proves, that Kempelen's speaking machine was neither a mystification nor a mechanical toy, while the principle, which underlied a construction of a chess automaton still remained unknown. In any case the book Mechanism of Human Speech confirmed outstanding Kempelen's capacities to reason profoundly in abstract philosophical concepts and to affiliate them with exact technological and constructional thinking. (...) Nonetheless, the extensive treatise Mechanism of Human Speech by W. von Kempelen represents a unique work in the history of phonetics, which profoundly influenced later development of the science of sonic aspect of language and which thus deserves as great publicity as possible. (...) Kempelen's machine was not in fact a " speaking machine " in a real sense of the word, but a mechanism for production of speech sounds, words even sentences. An accurate hearing was needed to operate the machine, because vocals and many consonants had to be continually controlled. A degree of openess of a mouth cavity and the period of oscillations of a sound with consonants were not mechanically determined. (...) Kempelen's speaking machine may be interpreted as a cognitive model. Disregarding purely psychical components following parts (stages) may be identified in a communicative process: neurophysiological, organogenetical (articulative), auditorial (external, middle and internal ear) and again neurophysiological (competent sections of central nervous system) in perception. Kempelen's machine serves as a model for articulatory and partly acoustic stage, and his significance resides especially in this double modelling. A pure articulatory modelling would not possess a genuine scientific value, it would be simply only an imitation of observed articulatory processes. Acoustic modelling uncovered a relevance of properties of cavities and provided a scientific information on speech processes." (Slavomir Ondrejovic). In-8. Collation : Portrait, XII, 464, (4) pp., 26 planches hors-texte. Demi-basane brune, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure du début du XIXe.).

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        Ramberg, Johann Heinrich. - "Ein Volkserzähler. auf dem Marcus-Platze zu Venedig umgeben mit Gondoliers, Matrosen und anderen Volksgrouppen".

      - Historische Künstlergrafik. Radierung, 1791 / 1799. Von Johann Heinrich Ramberg. 30,6 x 38,7 cm (Darstellung) / 38,6 x 49,6 cm (Blatt). Unterhalb mittig betitelt. Darunter mit der weiteren Angabe "nach der Natur aufgenommen im Jahre 1791. Verlegt beu J. G. Schrader in Hannover". Unterhalb der Darstellung links mit der Künstlerangabe "J. Heinr Ramberg del & fecit". Vom Künstler in der Platte unten links mit "J Heinr Ramberg delin et aquefort inv 1799" signiert und datiert. - Das Blatt zeigt in der Mitte der Darstellung einen sprechenden Mann - der Volkserzähler - umringt von zahlreichen, gespannten Zuhörer.Links ist eine zu einem Gebäude gehörenden Säule. Am rechten Bildrand streiten sich zwei Hunde um einen Knochen. Im rechten Hintergrund ist ein Schiff, das be- oder entladen wird, zu erkennen. Im Schrägschnittpassepartout montiert. - Im Randbereich leicht gebräunt und mit minimalen Gebrauchsspuren. Kleiner Riss am rechten Blattrand verso repariert. Insgesamt sehr schönes und seltenes Exemplar im guten Erhaltungszustand. Johann Heinrich Ramberg (1763 bei Hannover - 1840 Hannover) war ein deutscher Kunstmaler und Satiriker. Als Zeichner, Karikaturist und (Buch-)Illustrator insbesondere zu literarischen Werken, befreundet und bekannt mit bedeutenden Verlegern und Dichtern, ?zählte er zu den Großen seiner Zeit? Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        THE EAST INDIA KALENDAR or ASIATIC REGISTER, For Bengal, Madras, Bombay, Fort Marlborough, China and St, Helena, FOR THE YEAR 1791.

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

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        Reflections on the Revolution in France, and on the Proceedings in Certain Societies in London relative to that Event. In a Letter intended to have been sent to a Gentleman in Paris

      London: Printed; New York: Re-printed by Hugh Gaine, at the Bible, in Hanover-Square, 1791. First American edition. The first edition was published the first of November 1790. [4], 196 pp. 12mo. Later printed wrappers. Some light offsetting or browning, staining in the lower margin of several pages at the back, else an excellent copy. In a green cloth open end case. First American edition. The first edition was published the first of November 1790. [4], 196 pp. 12mo. M. Dupont, Burke's friend, had requested Burke's opinion on the French revolutionary movement, apparently assuming that the response would be encouraging. The "Reflections" carried his response and comments, which he intended as a warning for those of the English who were in agreement with the revolutionary policies and especially to the Revolutionary Society and the Constitutional Society. He spent a year writing the work and within a year of its publication it had been through eleven editions. Its reception was mixed, the King liked it, the Whigs, being pro-Revolutionary didn't, and the nation generally looked at the Revolution with a more critical eye. As time proved his warnings correct he was credited with being somewhat of a prophet. There were several written responses, including Thomas Paine's "Rights of Man" PMM 239 (first edition); Evans 23238

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

      1791 - 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. * 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Geistliches Blumen-Gärtlein inniger Seelen; oder Kurze Schluss-Reimen, Betrachtungen und Lieder, ueber allerhand Wahrheiten des inwendigen Christenthums; zur Erweckung, Stärkung und Erquickung in dem verborgenen Leben mit Christo in Gott; nebst der Frommen Lotterie.

      Gedruckt und zu finden bey Peter Leibert, 1791. Gerhardt Tersteegen (1697-1769) was a pillar of German pietism, a popular and innovative poet noted for his use of free verse, and (along with Joachim Neander) one of the two most significant German hymnographers of the 18th century. First published in 1729, his "Spiritual Flower Garden for Ardent Souls" contains "end-rhymes," "meditations," and hymns. The first American edition appeared in 1747; this is the fourth.

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        Reflexiones sobre las Maquinas y Maniobras del uso de a Bordo

      , 1791. 1791. CISCAR, FRANCISCO. Reflexiones sobre las Maquinas y Maniobras del uso de a Bordo. Madrid: En la Imprenta Real, 1791. Folio. xxxii, 386, 23 p. 23 folding plates, folding table. Contemporary sprinkled calf, red morocco spine label (spine ends chipped, hinges scuffed but very solid). Occasional marginal dampstaining, but a near very good copy. First and only edition of a treatise on naval architecture in the broadest sense, including the various accoutrements of a sailing ship, its tackle, &c., as well as hull design, sails, tactics, and more. The engraved plates depict the mechanical principles of navigating sailing vessels. Palau 54952.

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        Geographisches, Statistisches Topographisches Lexikon von Schwaben3 Bände

      Stettinischen Buchhandlung, Ulm 1791 - Seltene Topographie von Schwaben im Verlag der Stettinishen Buchhandlung in Ulm erschienen 1791-1797. Neu eingebunden.Sehr schöne Erhaltung. 3 Bände von A-Z [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A new collection of enigmas, charades, transpositions, &c.

      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.Publisher: London: printed for T. Hookham, and J. Carpenter.Year: 1791Edition: 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].

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        David Hartley, M.A. From a Painting by Shackelton.

      Single sheet copperplate engraving. London: Johnson, 1791. Single sheet copperplate engraving, frontispiece, 250 x 170 mm. Cleaned but still a little soiled, paper rubbed between title and imprint with no loss, signs of four folds. Hartley’s Observations on Man, 1791 has this frontispiece engraved by Blake -- it was also issued as a separate plate. Essick, CBI, XXII,

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        Observations On Man, His Frame, His Duty, And His Expectations. In Two Parts... To Which Are Now Added, Notes And Additions To The Second Part ... Also A Sketch Of The Life And Character And A Head Of The Author (Second Edition, Enlarged)

      London: J. Johnson and G.G. And J. Robinson, 1791. 2nd Edition. Original Spotted Calf. Very Good +. 11 15/16" Tall. Frontispiece Portrait By William Blake. (Iii), Viii, Iv, 756, (Vii). One Volume Quarto Edition, With The Blake Frontispiece, Complete With Two Preliminary And Two Final Blanks. The Beginnings Of Scientific Philosophical Psychology, Here Enlarged From The 1749 German Original With Additional Notes And A Biographical Sketch And Portrait. Original Spotted Calf, Five Bands, Morocco Label, All Compartments Tooled With Gilt Designs And Rules. Edge Wear, Front Hinge Cracked Externally But Binding Sound, Original Endpapers, Not Re-Backed, No Names Or Marks Except A Few Pencil Notes On The Front Pastedown.

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        Journal of the Third Session of the Senate

      1791. First Edition . Signed. (UNITED STATES CONGRESS). Journal of the Third Session of the Senate of the United States of Ameirca, Begun and Held at the City of Philadelphia, December 6th, 1790. And in the Fifteenth Year of the Sovereignty of the Said United States. Philadelphia: Printed by John Fenno, 1791. Folio, contemporary full blind-stamped brown sheep, raised bands, brown morocco spine label. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $7500.Scarce first edition of the official record of the Third Session of the First United States Senate, with WashingtonÂ’s State of the Union Address and the text of the 1791 excise law that ultimately triggered the Whiskey Rebellion, this copy a rare association copy from the library of influential Vermont Senator Stephen Row Bradley and signed by him on the front board, notably featuring the act he promoted on VermontÂ’s admittance to the Union. One of only 700 copies printed, intended only for use by members of government.This scarce Journal of the final Session of the First Senate provides the first official record of Congressional action on bills, resolutions, the budget and presidential communications in its coverage of the Senate from December 6, 1790 to March 3, 1791. This Session was the first held in Philadelphia following the federal governmentÂ’s temporary move from New York, and its Journal contains WashingtonÂ’s State of the Union Address, in which the President speaks to the public debt, relations with Indians, and “the disturbed situation of Europe,” and praises Congress for passing laws on the Mint, the Post Office and the judiciary.Also recorded here is passage of the excise law on March 3, 1791, whose text is earlier detailed in the Journal entry for February 10. “Intended as part of the revenue structure which was to sustain the TreasuryÂ’s funding system, this law was denounced in the Pennsylvania legislature andÂ… meetings of protest were held in several places during the summer of 1791” (Elkins & McKitrick, 462). Popular fury over the law finally climaxed in the 1794 Whiskey Rebellion: the “climactic event in the process of political and social change that provoked and sustained the War for Independence” (Slaughter, 4). One of only 700 copies printed, for in May 1789, Congress passed a resolution directing that “600 copies of the Acts of each session, [and] 700 copies of the Journals of each house,Â… [be printed and] distributed to the members and to the executive, judiciary, and heads of the departments of the United States government, as well as the executive, legislative and judicial branches of every state. This would practically exhaust the 600 and 700 copies, you will note, in official distribution, and leave none for public purchase” (Powell, Books of a New Nation, 87). Evans 23901. This exceptional association copy is signed by Stephen Row Bradley, the leading United States senator from Vermont (1791-94, 1801-13) who was “an active member of the commission [that] made possible VermontÂ’s admission as the first state to come into the Union after the original 13” (DAB)—an event detailed in text of the Senate “Act for the admission of the State of Vermont into this union,” featured within (58).Light scattered foxing, mild rubbing to contemporary boards. An especially memorable association copy in near-fine condition.

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        Voyages and Travels of An Indian Interpreter and Trader

      1791. First Edition . LONG, John. 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 Lawrence, Lake Ontario, &c. To Which is Added, 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. London: Printed for the Author, 1791. Quarto, early marbled boards neatly rebacked and recornered in calf, red morocco spine label. $4500.First edition of this “most faithful picture of the life and manners of the Indian and Canadian traders,” with engraved folding map depicting the territories of southern Canada and the Great Lakes.An Englishman by birth, Long arrived at Montreal in 1768, assumed employment with the HudsonÂ’s Bay Company and, as trapper, trader and head of numerous expeditions, engaged in commerce with the Indians at the height of the French Canadian fur trade. During the American Revolution Long joined up with the British army, leading Indian parties in guerilla raids, which, on one occasion, resulted in the capture of Ethan Allen himself. Long returned to his home country in 1788 and published this narrative, one of the earliest autobiographical accounts of the fur trade. “The interest of the workÂ… lies in the authorÂ’s intimate knowledge of Indian life and customsÂ… [and] in the light he incidentally throws on the history of the fur trade” (Thrapp II:870). Long lived “among the Indians of Canada for 19 years. His knowledge of the character, customs, and domestic life of the Indians was therefore the most thorough and intimateÂ… The Vocabularies of the languages noted in the title occupy 112 pages” (Field 946). With subscriberÂ’s list and errata leaf. Sabin 41878. Howes L443. Streeter VI:3651. Eberstadt 113: 288a. Field 946. Ayer Chippewa 128. Shelf label of Kimbolton Castle, seat of the Dukes of Manchester.Faint offsetting to corners of title page and to portion of map. Fine condition, a desirable, wide-margined copy in early marbled boards.

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      1791. BLACKSTONE. Commentaries on the Laws of England. London: A. Strahan and W. Woodfall, 1791. Four volumes. Octavo, contemporary full brown tree calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spines (Volume I rebacked with original spine laid down and recornered), original red and green morocco spine labels. $2300.Handsome 1791 edition of BlackstoneÂ’s landmark Commentaries, with his final corrections, perhaps the single most important legal work in Anglo-American history, scarce in contemporary calf boards.One of the greatest achievements in legal history, Blackstone's Commentaries proved instrumental to defining the English constitution and establishing common law as the basis of the American legal system. ""The Commentaries are not only a statement of the law of Blackstone's day, but the best history of English law as a whole which had yet appearedÂ… the skillful manner in which Blackstone uses his authorities new and old, and the analogy of other systems of law, to illustrate the evolution of the law of his day, had a vast influence, both in England and America"" (NYU, 34). In this work, Blackstone clarified English law by introducing to the public its formative traditions. ""Until the Commentaries, the ordinary Englishman had viewed the law as a vast, unintelligible and unfriendly machineÂ… Blackstone's great achievement was to popularize the law and the traditions which had influenced its formationÂ… He did for the English what the imperial publication of Roman law did for the people of Rome"" (PMM 212). First published in 1765-69: 11th edition ""with the last corrections of the author; Additions by Richard Burn, LL.D and ContinuedÂ… by John Williams, Esq."" With engraved frontispiece portrait (Volume I), engraved ""Table of Consanguinity"" and folding ""Table of Descents"" (Volume II), rear leaf of publisher's advertisements (Volume IV). Sweet & Maxwell, 28. Harvard Law Catalogue, 187. Rothschild 407. Early owner signatures to title pages (II-IV).Interiors generally fresh with slight scattered foxing, light edge-wear to contemporary boards. An extremely good copy, scarce in contemporary boards.

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        Vite de' più eccellenti pittori scultori e questa prima edizione sanese arricchite più che in tutte l'altre precedenti di rami di giunte e di correzioni per opera del P.M. Guglielmo Della Valle.

      Pazzini Carli, 1791. 11 volumi in 8° (mm 210x135); pagg. 350 circa ogni tomo con complessivi 159 ritratti f.t. in rame, compreso quello a piena pagina del vasari ripiegato, e 3 tavole rip. nel vol. X. Mezza pergamena ottocentesca, di notevole eleganza, con angoli, piatti marmorizzati, dorso a cinque nervi, doppio tassello in marocchino rosso, filetti dorati. Tagli rossi.Non comune sesta edizione di questa celebre opera, fondamento della storia dell'arte, curata dallo storico senese Della Valle. Edizione di particolare interesse per due aspetti: il primo, teorico, più importante: contiene un discorso partigiano sulla difesa dell'arte toscana contro lo stile Barocco che al tempo imperversava prevalentemente a Roma, contiene inoltre una delle prime difese del gusto vasariano dalle critiche post-vasariane come quella di Baldinucci. In secondo luogo questa edizione contiene un nuovo e completo set di incisioni in rame, che sostituiscono le tavole in legno della prima edizione del 1568 (a sua volta copiate nell'edizione di Dozza del 1647). Sebbene non firmate le tavole furono per lo più incise da Giovanni Battista Leonetti su disegni di Giuseppe Cades, che firma il ritratto di Vasari nel I° vol. La critica è redatta, come detto, dallo storico dell'arte Guglielmo Della Valle (1740 -1794), che in quest'opera mette in risalto il genio italiano; provvede a dettagliate informazioni, su Michelangelo, per esempio, nelle note molto estese, riferisce notizie non reperibili nel 16° secolo; una delle tavole ripiegate mostra un disegno preliminare per la tomba di Giulio II (dalla collezione Mariette). Ottimo esemplare su carta vergellata. Firma di possesso al frontespizio.Churchill, bibliografia Vasariana.Brunet V, 1096; Schlosser Magnino, 334.

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson

      Baldwin, for Dilly, 1791 First edition, first issue (with "gve" for "give" on page 135, line 10), in what may be the incredibly scarce original boards. Two volumes, quarto. Very good. Some soiling to pages of the second volume. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. This copy has an extra full page frontispiece portrait of Boswell in the second volume, not called for in the bibliographies.

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        Constitution Franandccedilaise prandeacutesentandeacutee au roi par lassemblandeacutee nationale le 3 septembre 1791 Dijon imprimerie de P Causse


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        Commentaries on the Laws of England. .with the last corrections of the author.and continued to the present time by John Williams, Esq.

      London T. Cadell 1791 - 4 volumes in 8, 8vo., engraved portrait frontispiece to volume I, folding plate, a few small marginal worm tracks of little note, else very clean, contemporary mottled calf, red lettering pieces and fine 18th century gilt tooling, a little rubbed, one or two small worm tracks to covers, otherwise most handsome. An early edition of The most influential eighteenth century treatise on the common law of England. Blackstone's work is divided into four volumes: on the rights of persons, things, of private wrongs and public wrongs. The exceptional, contemporary bindings of this set make it particularly desirable as well as the distinguished provenance. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De viribus partum efficientibus generatum et de utero speciatim; Ratione substantiae musculosae et vasorum arteriosorum. Accedunt tabulae aeneae. Sonsensu Facultatis Medicae illustris Academiae Regis Fridericianae Dissertationem hanc Inauguralem pro gradu Doctoris Medicinae Die XXIV. Decembris MDCCLXXXXI.

      Halae (Halle), Litteris Trampianis, 1791. - 1 Blatt, 28 Seiten, 3 (davon 2 mehrfach gefaltete) Original-Kupferstichtafeln im Anhang (46x39 und 37x50 cm), gr. 8vo (Format ca. 24x20 cm), marmorierter Pappeinband der Zeit. Dissertation von Otto Friedrich Rosenberger (1766-1850) zur Erlangung der Doktorwürde an der Universität Halle /Saale. Mit einer gedruckten Widmung an seinen Doktorvater, den berühmten Chirurgen Philipp Friedrich Meckel (1755-1803) der 1779 Professor der Anatomie und Chirurgie in Halle an der Saale wurde. 1795 und 1797 wurde er zu Entbindungen an den Zarenhof nach St. Petersburg gerufen. 1795 hatte ihm Katharina II. die Leitung der gesamten medizinischen Universitäts-Anstalten in Petersburg angeboten! Mit übergroßen, ausfaltbaren Kupferstichen u.a. des Uterus bei Daniel Berger von Berolini nach Hopffer (gestochen 1769 und 1770), mit Beschreibungen. Der Rücken teils aufgeplatzt, älteres Bibliotheksschild dort, der Autorenname unterstrichen, Namenseintrag auf dem Titelblatt, sonst leichter gebräunt. Selten, von uns lediglich einmal via KVK (Ester, Talinn) ermittelbar!

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        Rights of Man: Being an Answer to Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution. (Part the Second. Combining Principle and Practice)

      London: Printed for J.S. Jordan, 1791-92. Two volumes bound in one, eighth and ninth editions respectively, 8vo, (iii)-x, (7)-171, (1), xv, (i), 178, (4 advertisement) pp, bound without the half title to the first volume. Final two leaves of the first work with old repairs to the outer margin. Recent speckled half calf, marbled sides, gilt spine with a maroon label. An instant bestseller on its publication in 1791, its radical views on everything from monarchy to welfare plus its defence of the French Revolution led eventually to Paine's exile. One of the most influential political tracts ever, it was dedicated to George Washington - "That the Rights of Man may become as universal as your benevolence can wish, and that you may enjoy the happiness of seeing the New World regenerate the Old..." Gimbel pp 90, 106.

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        Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments.

      1791 - BIBLE. The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated out of the Original Tongues: and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised. Trenton: Isaac Collins, 1791. 4to. [1316] p. Contemporary blind-paneled sheep by Craig and Lea, with their decorative printed binder's label on the front pastedown. Binding worn at the extremities, as usual, front hinge cracking but held strongly by the cords. Internally, the first several leaves have some erosion at the extreme edges (about 1/4 in.), and there is the usual scattered foxing inherent in early American paper, but this is a very good, tight copy. The first Bible printed in New Jersey, the second quarto King James Bible printed in America, and the best known product of the eighteenth-century New Jersey press. For a lengthy and highly detailed account of the printing, binding, promotion, publication, and distribution of the Collins Bible, see Felcone, Printing in New Jersey, 1754-1800, 578. Ticketed (i.e., labelled) eighteenth-century American bindings are seldom seen on the market today. This copy contains the Apocrypha and, like all copies, John Downame's concordance at the end. Evans 22472, 23184, 23656; Hills 31; ESTC W4498, W4517, W27796, W28443, W36125. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht von der Nordwest-Seite ('Prospect von Münden im Hanovrischen von der Nordwest-Seite').

      - kolorierte Umrissradierung v. Andreas Range, dat. 1791, 42,5 x 74 Fiedler S.17; Thieme-Becker Bd. XXVIII, S. 7. Andreas Range (1762 Kassel - n. 1828 - Fiedler nennt 1835) war Bildnis-, Historien-, Tier- u. Arabeskenmaler sowie Proffessor an der Kasseler Akademie. - Seltene und größte Ansicht von Hann. Münden!

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        A General Abridgment of Law and Equity, Alphabetically Digested Under Proper Titles, with Notes and References to the Whole.

      G. G. J. And J. Robinson, T. Payne, E. And R. Brooke, T. Whieldon and J. Butterworth, London 1791 - Hardcovers in acceptable condition. No jackets. Twenty-three volumes. Second edition. Boards are lightly marked, scored and edge worn. Spine ends are bumped. Page blocks, early and closing pages are tanned and marked. Pages are foxed. A few are creased and rough on edges. Minor tear and abrasion on title page of volume twenty. Leading edge of volume twenty-one's front board is nicked. Residue and dents on leading edges of a few pages in volume twenty-two. Text remains clear throughout. Bindings remain sound. HCW [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Act for Granting Lands in the Territory Northwest of the Ohio

      1791. First Edition . UNITED STATES CONGRESS. Act for Granting Lands to the Inhabitants and Settlers at Vincennes and the Illinois County, in the Territory north-west of the Ohio, and for confirming them in their PossessionsÂ… Approved, March the third, 1791. [Philadelphia: Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine, 1791]. Folio, original sheet measures 8 by 11 inches, printing on recto and verso; pp.2. $2500.First official printing of a key early land-grant Act, a rare folio printing of one of the very first laws to reach into new western territories, passed by the First Congress under the supervision of Secretary of State Jefferson and approved into law by Washington on March 3, 1791.This is a rare printing of the 1791 Land Grant Act—among the very first to concern territory so far to the west. Passed by AmericaÂ’s First Congress and approved by Washington on March 3, 1791, the law grants land to pioneers in the area northwest of the Ohio River, in what is now Indiana and Illinois. As a key representation of AmericaÂ’s vital interest in the territories, this law reflects the early planning of Secretary of State Jefferson, who saw such land “as a valuable buffer zone against the colonies of the European powers in North America,” and puts into practice his planning for “stages of orderly territorial government” (Randall, 362). In addition the law answers a need to manage “225 million acres of public land [acquired] under the terms of the Treaty of Paris of 1783” and land added through statesÂ’ cessions of western claims. As such this Act allows Revolutionary War veterans “to locate their bounty land warrants in a military tract located in the center of Ohio territory” (Lamar, 613) and further awards land to those who moved to the Illinois territory in 1783, partly in anticipation of “services soon to be needed in the approaching Indian War” (Esarey, History of Indiana, 136). Disbound from congressional Acts issued at the end of each session by Childs & Swaine, chief printers for Congress “during its ten years in Philadelphia” (Powell, 99). OCLC lists three copies of this Act. Evans 23853. An about-fine copy of this important document in western history.

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        Sechs grosse Begebenheiten des vorletzten Decenniums, Probedruck, 1791

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: 1 Blatt unten rechts signiert: "D Chodowiecki inv: del: & sc:"; 2 Blatt unten mittig signiert: "D: Chodowiecki inv: & sc:"; 3 Blatt unten links signiert und datiert: "D: Chodowiecki inv: del: & sculps: 1791"; 4 Blatt unten rechts signiert und datiert: "D: Chodowiecki 1791"; 5 Blatt unten mittig signiert und datiert: "D: Chodowiecki inv: & sc: 1791"; 6 Blatt unten rechts signiert und datiert: "D: Chodowiecki inv: & sculps: 1791". Werkverzeichnis: Engelmann 661 I/III. Serie: aus: Goettinger Taschen Calender auf das Jahr 1792, Bogen. Provenienz: Sammlung Stechow. Grösse: 7,6 x 5,1 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: Darstellung: 8,8 x 5,1 cm Platte: 22,8 x 20,2 cm Papier: 24,1 x 21,2 cm. Beschreibung: Erster Zustand vor der Nummerierung und vor der Signatur. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Metodo solido, facil, y agradable para aprender, y estudiar la Gramatica Latina, y Castellana en la Real Universidad de Santo Tomas de Quito [offered with] Apendice al plan de estudios para la Real Universidad de Quito [offered with] Advertencia critica al plan de estudios

      1791 - Extremely rare pair of Quito imprints about teaching Latin and Spanish at University, and an analysis on the curriculum; with an Index of the books donated to the Library. Quito. 1791. Imprenta de Raymundo de Salazar [the Advertencia with no printer´s details]. Three volumes in 4to (205 mm x 140 mm, 190 mm x 140 mm). 37 pp. [i.e. 41 pp.]; 1 ff. + 52 pp. + 35 pp.; 6 ff. All in contemporary –and possibly Ecuadorian- wrappers with varied designs. One title page with no tear not causing loss, all with wide original margins. 4,000 $ The Apendice includes the “Indice, y minuta de los Libros, que Yo Joseph Perez Calama endono con donacion absoluta irrevocable, a la Real Universidad de Santo Tomas de esta Ciudad”. In a poetical fashion, the Bishop terminates the Metodo saying “Si a mi me hubieran enseñado de esta suerte, otro gallo me cantara. Mi ignorancia seria muy pigmean; pero la lastima es que en el dia es muy jigante. El Pectoral, Anillo y Mitra no me quitan la mugre literaria”. Medina, Quito, 31, 30; the Advertencia not in Medina. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments....

      , 1791. 1791. BIBLE. The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated out of the Original Tongues: and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised. Trenton: Isaac Collins, 1791. 4to. [1316] p. Contemporary blind-paneled sheep (extremities rubbed but hinges very sound). Dampstaining, noticeable at the beginning of the text and diminishing then disappearing further in, then reappearing at the end. "Naomy Bower her Bible and she was born in the year of our Lord 1742,..." with genealogical records of Abraham and Naomi Bower and the Cox and Scholl families. A very good copy. The first Bible printed in New Jersey, the second quarto King James Bible printed in America, and the best known product of the eighteenth-century New Jersey press. For a lengthy and highly detailed account of the printing, binding, promotion, publication, and distribution of the Collins Bible, see Felcone, Printing in New Jersey, 1754-1800, 578. This copy contains the Apocrypha and, like all copies, John Downame's concordance at the end. Evans 22472, 23184, 23656; Hills 31; ESTC W4498, W4517, W27796, W28443, W36125.

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        Bildnis des jungen Goethe in Rund.

      O. O., [1791]. - Bildformat: 265 mm im Rund. Blattgröße: 390:330 mm. Gerahmt in schwarz gelackter Biedermeierleiste. Das Brustbild in Rund von Lips gilt als eines der schönsten graphischen Bildnisse Goethes. Prägnanter Abzug in tadelloser Erhaltung. - Johann Heinrich Lips gilt als künstlerischer Ziehsohn von Lavater, der seine Begabung früh entdeckte und ihn wie einen Vater förderte. Über Lavater lernte Lips auch Goethe kennen, auf dessen Verwendung hin er 1789 eine Professur an der Zeichenakademie zu Weimar erhielt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Acts Passed at a Congress of the United States

      1791. (UNITED STATES CONGRESS). Acts Passed at a Congress of the United States of America, Begun and Held at the City of New-York, on Wednesday the Fourth of March, in the Year M,DCC,LXXXIX: and of the Independence of the United States, the Thirteenth. Published by Authority. Philadelphia: Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine, [1791]. Folio, original self-wrappers, stitched as issued, uncut. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $9500.Rare second folio edition of the collected Acts passed at the First Session of the First Congress, containing an early printing of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, with its original 12 amendments, an especially rare association copy, from the library of VermontÂ’s first U.S. senator, Stephen Row Bradley, a leader in the struggle for ratification of the Constitution whose 1794 bill introduced the “Bradley flag” with 15 stripes and 15 stars that flew from 1795-1814. One of only 600 copies printed exclusively for governmental use, a volume of landmark legislation in “the most uncharted era in American political history,” seldom seen in original self-wrappers.This extremely rare second folio edition of the bound Acts passed at the First Session of the First Congress records key legislative events during “the most uncharted era in American political history. Precisely because the new national government was new, every major decision set a precedent and every initiative in domestic or foreign policy threatened to establish a landmark principle.” This volume notably contains an early printing of the nationÂ’s new Constitution (v-xii), whose distinguishing feature “was its purposeful ambiguity about the relationship between federal and state jurisdiction and about the overlapping of the respective branches of the federal government. The Constitution, in short, did not resolve the long-standing political disagreements that existed within the revolutionary generation so much as establish a fresh and more stable context within which they could be argued outÂ… Nothing less was at stake than the true meaning of the American Revolution” (Ellis, American Sphinx, 121). The First Session (March 4-September 29, 1789) of the First—and longest—Congress, in which James Madison “was indisputably the ‘first manÂ’ of the House” (Banning, 294), is especially distinctive for its official ratification of the Constitution and its lengthy deliberation of a draft of the Bill of Rights, printed herein (92-3). ""A majority of the framers of the Constitution believed a Bill of Rights unnecessaryÂ… The people felt otherwise and Massachusetts, Virginia, New York and other states ratified with a recommendation that a Bill of Rights specifically safeguarding individual rights should also be added” (Grolier American, 57). Jefferson, then on diplomatic duties in France, maintained “‘a Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth” (Banning, 283). Madison needed to be convinced, however, that such a document would ever “control a fixed, tyrannical majority of voters. ‘Wherever there is an interest or power to do wrong, wrong will generally be done” (Banning 284). Nevertheless “Madison, at the opening session of the First Congress of the new government, introduced 12 amendments to the Constitution, of which the first was a temporary measure only, and the second was rejected by more than a third of the states” (Grolier, American, 57). “If Madison had had his way entirely, the Bill of Rights would have been different in significant respects from the amendments that were finally approved. The alterations would have been incorporated in the body of the Constitution, not tacked to its endÂ… The SenateÂ’s alterations and deletions sharply tested MadisonÂ’s good temper. Even in the House, the tedious, extended process was a trial.” Yet ultimately there was nothing in the final Bill of Rights markedly different from what Madison had originally proposed. “The 12 amendments offered to the states [of which only ten were ever ratified], were very much the ones that he had drafted” (Banning, 287-9). This volume contains all of the acts passed by the First Session of the First Congress, including legislation on the Departments of State, War and Treasury, duties on imported goods, governance of western territories, salaries for the various branches, judicial courts and the negotiation of treaties. Second folio edition, preceded by a 1789, New York, Childs and Swain first folio edition and the same yearÂ’s New York octavo edition. Childs and Swaine were engaged to publish congressional Acts in June 1789, the middle of this First Session, and officially contracted to print only ""600 copies of the Acts of each sessionÂ… The bound volumes of the Acts of Congress, issued at the end of each session by Childs & SwaineÂ… came to be very hard to get. They were always in short supplyÂ… [leaving] none for public purchase"" (Powell, 85-92). Similarly, this second folio edition is likely one of only 600 copies, for it was printed to align with Childs and SwaineÂ’s 1790-91 folio editions, each limited to 600 copies, of the Acts of the Second and Third Sessions. With extensive index and errata slip, usually lacking; with pages 21-2 repeated (as often). NAIP locates two copies; OCLC lists one copy. Evans 23842. See Harvard Law Catalogue, 802; Howes A35; Sabin 15493. This very rare association copy is from the library of Stephen Row Bradley, “the leading Democratic-Republican senator from New England during his day” and a powerful influence in the struggle for ratification of the Constitution. Bradley represented Vermont in the United States Senate from 1791-4 and again from 1801-13, where he was twice named president pro tempore of the Senate, and was further renowned for his 1794 bill “that established a national flag of 15 stripes and 15 stars, sometimes known as the Bradley flag that was used from 1795-1814” (DAB). Contemporary inscription.Slight edge-wear, faint soiling to corners of title page, loss to lower half of errata leaf without affecting text. An extremely good copy of one of the founding documents in American history, very scarce in original wrappers and entirely uncut.

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        Memoires de la Vie Privee de Benjamin Franklin

      1791. First Edition . FRANKLIN, Benjamin. Mémoires de la Vie Privée de Benjamin Franklin, Écrits par Lui-Même. Paris: Chez Buisson, 1791. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter brown calf gilt, tan morocco spine label, tan speckled boards. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $7000.True first edition (preceding the first English edition by two years), in two parts, of FranklinÂ’s renowned autobiography, “the most widely read of all American autobiographies,” scarce in contemporary calf.“The most widely read of all American autobiographiesÂ… [FranklinÂ’s] holds the essence of the American way of life” (Grolier American 21). Written during four different periods from 1771 to 1789, “this account is the epitome of FranklinÂ’s spirit. In it one sees him as a typical though great example of 18th-century enlightenment, a Yankee Puritan who could agree with Rousseau and Voltaire, and use the language of Defoe and Addison with a genial homely twang” (Hart, 142). This French translation by Jacques Gibelin constitutes the first appearance of any part of FranklinÂ’s autobiography, covering FranklinÂ’s life until 1731, the year he founded the Library Company of Philadelphia. It was apparently translated into French from one of the two manuscript fair copies sent to friends in France for further advice. The first English edition, itself a translation from this French edition, did not appear until 1793, after French, German, and Swedish editions had already been published. Translations sometimes obscure intended meaning, and FranklinÂ’s autobiography is no exception: on page 60, the phrase “Keimer avoit lÂ’air stupéfait,” translated from the English fair copy manuscript, was translated back into English for the 1793 edition as, “Keimer stared with astonishment.” The fair copy actually reads, “Keimer starÂ’d like a Pig poisonÂ’d.” Despite problems of nuance between languages, this remains the ultimate treatise on manÂ’s ability to better himself, notable for its humorous pragmatism and vivid portrayal of early 18th-century colonial America. Text in French. With mispagination of four final text pages, as always. Ford 383. Howes F323. Sabin 25549. Streeter 4171. Early occasional minor inked underlining, marginalia in French. Trace of bookplate removal.Text generally fresh with light scattered foxing, slight edge-wear, rubbing to boards. A highly desirable extremely good copy of this important Franklin work.

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        Cabinet-maker and Upholsterer's Drawing-Book

      1791. First Edition . SHERATON, Thomas. Cabinet-maker and Upholsterer's Drawing-Book. In Three Parts. BOUND WITH: Appendix to the Cabinet-maker and Upholsterer's Drawing Book. BOUND WITH: An AccompanimentÂ… London: T. Bensley, 1791, 1793. Quarto, 19th-century full paneled calf rebacked, raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $16,000.First edition, magnificently illustrated with frontispiece engraving and 66 copper-engraved plates (seven folding). Bound together with the scarce Appendix, containing an additional 33 copper-engraved plates (four folding), and the Accompaniment, with a further 14 plates (eight folding).Plates include studies of furniture (tables, chaise lounges, beds, secretaries, bookcases, etc.), depictions of Doric and Corinthian columns, numerous perspective studies (including dome construction, cornices, creation and placement of furniture), and a splendid folding plan and layout for an entire room. Sheraton ""developed a skill and originality which placed him in the first rank of technical artistsÂ…. [He published] a series of manuals of furniture design to which the taste of his countrymen stands deeply indebtedÂ…. The central doctrines of all his work and writing are that ornamentation must subserve utility, that the lines of construction, if sound, connote beauty, and that a successful simplicity is harder and more worthy of attainment than the highest development of Louis Quinze superfluity. That his principles were not the outcome of mere vague intuition is evidenced by the admirable treatises on geometry, architecture, and perspective with which he introduces his monumental Cabinet-maker and Upholsterer's Drawing-Book"" (DNB). Bound without general title page dated 1793, but with all three individual title pages. Lewine, 508. Lowndes, 2378. Plates and text generally quite clean and fine. A bit of wear to corners of contemporary calf covers. An attractive copy, desirable with both the Appendix and Accompaniment.

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        Nathe, Christoph (zugeschrieben). - "Altwied".

      - Bleistiftzeichnung, 1791. Von Christoph Nathe. 21,7 x 30,8 cm (Blatt). Auf der Rückseite mit Bleistift beschriftet. - Das Blatt zeigt die stimmungsvolle Szenerie einer kleinen Ortschaft, die in einem Tal gelegen ist. Dabei könnte es sich um den Ort Alt wied in Rheinland-Pfalz. Im Vordergrund ist eine abgebrochenen Mauer und ein Weg, der in das Tal führt, zu sehen. In der Mitte ist die Ruine eines alten Turms zu sehen, rechts davon befindet sich eine einfache Kirche mit einem Dachreiter statt eines Kirchturmes. Es sind noch weitere Gebäude zu sehen. Im Hintergrund erhebt sich ein bewaldeter Berghang. - Schmalrandig, minimal knickspurig. Verso an oberen Kante Reste früherer Montage.Insgesamt sehr schönes Blatt. Unikat! Christoph Nathe (1753 Nieder-Bielau bei Penzig - 1806 Schadewalde bei Marklissa). Deutscher Miniaturmaler, Aquarellist, Zeichner und Radierer. Neben Franz Gareis und Heinrich Theodor Wehle ein herausragender Maler der Oberlausitz der Zeit. Aus einer Bauernfamilie stammend erhielt er seinen ersten Zeichenunterricht bei Johann Gottfried Schultz. 1774 ging er nach Leipzig um bei Adam Friedrich Oeser zu studieren. 1783/84 Reise in die Schweiz. 1787 Direktor der Görlitzer Zeichenschule und Unterricht am Gymnasium. 1799 Aufgabe des Direktorenpostens. 1801 Romreise. Die umfangreichste Sammlung seiner Werke befindet sich im Kulturhistorischen Museum Görlitz. Sprache: Deutsch

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        Lettres à mon fils, ou memento de quelques vérités apperçues par le secours de la physique expérimentale et de la chimie, avec quelques réflexions morales et métaphysiques. Première partie.

      1791. ____ Manuscrit inédit, daté et signé. Ces "Lettres à mon fils" sont précédées de deux pages de dédicace "A Monsieur le Baron de Bachmann, Maréchal de Camp aux armées". Cette dédicace est signée par l'auteur : "Lendy". On trouve une citation de l' "Emile" de Jean-Jacques Rousseau en tête du volume. La première moitié du volume est consacrée à la morale et à la métaphysique. La seconde traite de physique et de chimie. Nous n'avons rien trouvé sur l'auteur. D'après le catalogue de la BN, il était membre de plusieurs sociétés littéraires et a publié en 1802, une " Dissertations sur quelques points de physique ou nouvel exposé des causes de plusieurs phénomènes dont la solution est encore problématique". Le titre indique "Première partie", sans que nous sachions si l'auteur en a écrit une autre. Manuscrit soigneusement calligraphié, avec un encadrement à la plume pour chaque page du texte. Coiffe supérieure abîmée.*****. In-8. [177 x 111 mm] Collation : (2), IV, (2), 341 pp. Maroquin rouge, dos orné, filets et dentelles d'encadrement sur les plats, fleurons d'angle, tranches dorées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Zeelands chronyk verkort. 4 Delen.

      Middelburg; W.A. Keel en Comp.; (1791 - ). 4 Delen (9,5 x 6,5 cm) in contemp. halfleer. Met 2 handgekleurde uitslaande kaartjes van Zeeland; 2 uitslaand kaartjes van Middelburg en talloze gravures van gezichten in Middelburg, van munten en penningen etc. Uiterst zeldzame, complete en fraaie set. Het betreft een samenvatting van de eerder (1770-1790) uitgegeven Zeelands Cronyk (of Chronyk) Almanach. Blz. 569 t/m 664 is nooit verschenen (Ref. Zeeuwse Bibliotheek). De gravures zijn speciaal voor de Chronyk almanach vervaardigd. Bijzonder is de gravure van de Middelburgse synagoge; voorzover bekend de enige bestaande afbeelding van de synagoge uit die periode.

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.

      Sixth edition, 3 volumes. Slightly later owner's signature to title pages, marbled endpapers, later bookplates. Contemporary speckled calf with gilt ruled, corners a little worn, neatly rebacked, gilt ruled spines with maroon labels.

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        TABLEAU ENCYCLOPEDIQUE ET METHODIQUE DES TROIS REGNES DE LA NATURE. Contenant l'Helminthologie, ou les vers Infusoires, les vers Intestins, les vers Mollusques, &c.

      Panckoucke, Paris 1791 - [iv], [i]-132, followed by 189 plates numbered 1-189, followed by section subtitled "VERS TESTACEES, ACOQUILLES BIVALVES" which is comprised of [iv] pages, followed by plates numbered 190-286. This section was published by Henri Agasse, Paris, in 1797. In all, a total of 286 black & white plates. Rebound in green simulated leather, with previous owner's bookplate neatly on the front endpaper. There is minor foxing scattered here and there throughout the text, and the plates (several of which are fold-out) have minor foxing and soiling, mainly confined to the margins. Many of the plates have very light and neat pencil notations identifying the specimens pictured and as identified in the text/index. First edition. Size: Quarto (4to) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [GALTON, Samuel John]. THE NATURAL HISTORY OF BIRDS; containing A Variety of Facts Selected from several Writers, and intended for the Amusement and Instruction of Children. With Copper Plates. In Six Parts.

      Bound in three volumes. Volume I, Part I: x, [11], 12-91, [1] pages; Part II: [3], 4-77, [2] pages. Illustrated with 20 plates in Part I, and 21 in Part II. Volume II, Part III: [3], 4-71, [1] pages; Part II: [3], 4-71, [1] pages; Part IV: [3], 4-55, [1] pages; Part V: [3], 82, [1] pages. Illustrated with 22 plates in Part III; 9 in Part IV; 11 in Part V. Volume III; Part VI: [3] 4-232, [1], [7 ad's] pages. Illustrated with 32 plates. The first plate in each volume is hand-coloured as issued; the remaining plates are uncoloured. Contemporary calf, expertly re-backed. 12mo. First edition. Ownership name of Susan Woodward to the title-page of each volume; some annotation in pencil by her, both in French and English, throughout volume I; couple of water stains to margins; else an excellent crisp copy of a very scarce 18th century children's book, rarely found complete. This title could be purchased with the plates coloured or uncoloured; this is the first occasion we have handled a copy with the only frontispieces coloured, and the remaining plates uncoloured.

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