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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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        Liturgia: Seu Liber Precum Communium, Administratio Coenae Dominicae, et Catichismus; in Ecclesia Anglicana Receptus: Itemique Psalmi Davidis, et Articuli Religionis

      Londini [London]: Gulielmi Bent, 1791. Second edition. Leather Bound. Near Fine. 3 7/8 x 6 inches. 12mo. Collates as: A (2 leaves) + B - T (in 8s) + U (6 leaves). Printed in two column Roman type. Pages clean. Marbled endpapers. Bound in contemporary full maroon morocco with gilt borders and central starburst emblems. Spine with five compartments each with a gilt emblem, separated by gilt rules. Corners rounded and front cover lightly scuffed. Griffiths 87:23 A wonderful copy of the Anglican BCP in Latin, revised by Edward Harwood, a classical scholar and Presbyterian minister, in a very nice contemporary binding.

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        Act for Granting Lands in the Territory Northwest of the Ohio

      , 1791. 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 Possessions… 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

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        Atlas national portatif de la France destine a l'instruction publique, compose de 93 cartes et d'un precis methodique et elementaire de la nouvelle geographie du Royaume dedie et presente a l'Assemblee Nationale par les auteurs de l'Atlas National de France [bound after] Precis elementaire et methodique de la nouvelle geographie de la France [...]

      Title page and 91 coloured maps, 2 uncoloured maps and a plan of Pondichery. Some light staining to the page edges. Some of the maps are folded. The Precis which is bound in first - [iv] pages, then printed in double columns which are numbered - xxxix, [i], 240 columns, then 5 unnumbered pages and the final page is blank. The pages are lightly browned throughout, heavier in places. Staining to the page edges throughout also. The front free end paper is very heavily creased and there is a hole through it, the half title and title page of the Precis. The half title page is also heavily creased. Bound in what are probably the original paper covered boards, now browned and stained - missing the spine. The Precis is dated 1791 and the Atlas 1792.

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        Die vorzüglichsten Rüstungen und Waffen der K. K. Ambraser-Sammlung in Original-Photographien. 2 Bände. Wien, Braumüller 1859-1862 [1857-1863]. Fol. 3 Bll., 88 S.; 6 Bll., 69 S., mit zus. 128 orig. Fotografien (Salzpapierabzüge) v. Andreas Groll, Hldrbde. d. Zt. mit Rverg.

      - Heidtmann 13441 u. Ders., Wie das Photo ins Buch kam 1791 - siehe ausf.: Monika Faber, Andreas Groll, "Wiens erster moderner Fotograf" - Nijhoff 174 - Hiler 770 - Lipperh. Ra 27.- Erste Ausgabe, vollständig überaus selten.- Eine der ersten österreichischen Buchpublikationen, die mittels Fotografien illustriert wurde: Bd. I: Deutsche Fürsten und Herren. - II: Italiener, Spanier und einzelne Waffenstücke.- Tatsächlich 1857 bis 1863 in 16 Lieferungen erschienen mit biografischen Texten von Eduard von Sacken zu den ursprünglichen Eigentümern der Harnische aus Habsburgischem Besitz. "Ab Frühjahr 1857 begann die erste der insgesamt 16 Lieferungen Braumüllers an die Subskribenten. Doch erst 1863 waren die beiden Bände vollendet" (Faber S.68). "1854 datiert die älteste Aufnahme aus der größten zusammenhängenden Serie die Groll je fotografiert hat" (Faber S.67).- Andreas Groll (1812-1872) war ein Pionier der frühen fotografischen Praxis in Österreich, er arbeitete seit 1852 als einer der ersten Fotografen hauptberuflich.- Tls. leicht stockfleckig; schönes Exemplar aus der Bibliothek des Freiherrn G. A. von Liebenstein (Exlibris am Innendeckel u. hs. Eintrag am Vorsatz) auf Schloss Liebenstein bei Neckarwestheim in Baden-Württemberg.# First and only edition of a striking catalogue of arms and armour from the famous collection of Archduke Ferdinand II of Austria (1529-1595). Complete in two volumes with 128 original photographs (salt paper prints mounted on thick paper, recto only) by Andreas Groll (1812-1872), a pioneer of early photographic practice in Austria. Starting as a daguerreian artist, Groll opened a studio in Vienna in 1857 and began producing salt prints and early albumen photographs. He is best known for landscapes and the ethographic costume and architectural studies he created in Poland, Germany and Austro-Hungary.- Partly slightly stained; Beautiful copy, bound in contemporary half calf, from the library of the Freiherrn G. A. von Liebenstein (Exlibris on the pastedown and handwritten entry on flyleaf). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Colloquia, cum notis selectis variorum, addito indice novo.

      4228 - Edition soignée des Colloques d?Erasme, publiée par Cornelis Schrevel et illustrée d?un beau frontispice gravé sur cuivre par Bernard Picart, signé de ses initiales, représentant Erasme assis à une table de travail et entouré de trois docteurs.Superbe exemplaire finement relié en maroquin doublé et provenant de la célèbre bibliothèque Lamoignon (1791, I, n°3507), portant un timbre humide en page 3 du texte, marque que fit apposer Chrétien-François de Lamoignon (1644-1709).Brunet II, 1041.

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        A Journey Through Spain in the Years 1786 and 1787 with Particular Attention to the Agriculture, Manufactures, Commerce, Population, Taxes, and Revenue (Volumes I, II, III)

      C. Dilly, London 1791 - Three volumes rebound in old leather covers with the title Countess of Shannon in gilt on front cover. All pages of manuscipts are present, intact and in very good condition. Leather covers are heavily worn with some of the leather scuffed off. Photos upon request. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carte réduite des Ìles Açores

      Parigi 1791 - Grande carta nautica delle isole Azzore basata sull'idrografia dello spagnolo Vincent Tofino ed edita a Parigi. Incisione in rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. A well engraved and highly detailed chart . It shows soundings, anchorage's, channels, shoals, navigational sightings. Engraved by Petit, engraver for the Depot Générale de la marine. To the left insets with coastal profiles. A beautiful chart in fine condition. Dimensioni 860 570mm

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        THE HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES OF NORTHAMPTONSHIRE: compiled from the manuscript collections of the late learned Antiquary John Bridges, Esq. By the Rev Peter Whalley

      London 1791 - First edition, two volumes, Vol 1, vi, 610 pp., Vol II, 672, index, direction to binder on plates and list of subscribers, 38 engravings, (including the scarce View of Ecton Church), ,some plates foxed, bookplate and signature in each volume of Gerald Noel, 1/4 leather and marbled boards, which have been repaired with some loss, corners repaired T Payne,London, D Prince and J Cooke, Oxford; and Mr Lacey, Northampton Although recently bound this is a good clean copy Size: Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Opera. [Sancti Brunonis Astensi Episcopi Signiensium et Abbatis Montis Casini Opera in Duos Tomos Distributa aucta et Adnotationibus Illustrata Regiae Celsitudini Caroli Emmanuelis Pedemontii Principis &c. &c.].

      Romae, Joannis Zempel, 1789-1791. - Folio. C, 634, XXXVII, 688, III pp. Original parchment with gilt lettering on spine. Former copy of St.Joseph's College Mill Hill Library. Brunonis Astensis - (ca. 1040/1050-1123) Initial studies at the Benedictine monastery of S. Perpetua in Asti, where he studied humanities and prepared for the ecclesiastical life; then, he went to study the seven liberal arts at the University of Bologna. He decided to enter the monastery of Monte Cassino but during the trip, he became ill in Siena and the local bishop, Rodolfo, named him canon of the cathedral chapter. Because of his knowledge and piety, he was called to Rome, where he was advisor to four popes. Participated in a Roman synod in 1079; there, he convinced Berengarius of Tours to retract his heresy which denied the real presence of the Lord in the Holy Eucharist; the disputation between the canon and the heretic took place before Pope Gregory VII. Elected bishop of Segni in 1079 (2) by its canons; he accepted after an intervention of Pope Gregory VII. Consecrated in 1080, Campagna of Rome, by Pope Gregory VII. In 1082, returning to Segni from Rome, he was imprisoned by Adolfo di Segni; tradition says that he was miraculously freed. Returned to Rome and there he was imprisoned, together with the pope in mole Adriana (castle of Sant'Angelo). Librarian and chancellor of the Holy Roman Church in 1086. Created cardinal bishop of Segni in a consistory celebrated in 1086 (3). Participated in the papal election of 1088, celebrated in Terracina, in which Pope Urban II was elected. Subscribed papal bulls issued between 1089 and July 20, 1096. In 1095, he accompanied Pope Urban II to the Council of Clermont, in which the First Crusade was called; he went with the pontiff to Avignon Tarasco on September 11, 1095; to Avignon on September 13; to Cluny on October 25; to Clermont on November 18 (he participated in the council celebrated in that city); to Limoges, December 23 to 31; to Charroux, where he participated in the consecration of the abbatial church, on January 10, 1096; to Poitiers on January 22; to Moyenmoutier on March 10; to Tours on March 14 to 20 (he participated in the council celebrated in that city); to Poitiers from March 30 and before April 14; to Nîmes on July 12; and to St.-Gilles on July 20. Did not participate in the papal election of 1099, in which Pope Paschal II was elected. Subscribed papal bulls issued between August 30, 1100 and November 2, 1106. In 1103, he entered the Order of Saint Benedict (Benedictines) at the monastery of Monte Cassino; he was elected abbot in November 1107, keeping his episcopal see. He was sent to France as legate in 1104. In March 1105, during the Lateran Synod, he acted as a judge in a controversy. On September 8 of the same year, he was with the pope in Civita Castellana. He returned to France as legate in 1106. On November 2, 1106, he was in Parma with the pope. On June 4, 1109, Pope Paschal II went to Segni to canonize Bishop Pietro of Anagni, friend of Cardinal Bruno, and most probably, the cardinal was present at the ceremony. He opposed lay investitures of bishops and abbot, even declaring them to be heresy; he criticized Pope Paschal II for granting Emperor Heinrich the privilege of investitures during the pontiff's imprisonment by the emperor April 11, 1111 and demanded that the treaty be annulled. On March 23, 1112, during the Lateran Synod, Pope Paschal II rejected the granting of the privilege of investitures to Emperor Heinrich V; the bishop of Segni was not present at that session of the synod and he continued with his intransgent position; unhappy with the bishop's opposition, the pope asked him resign his abbey and to return to his see of Segni definitively. He participated in the Lateran synod of 1116, but never regained his earlier position in the papal curia. He wrote commentaries on thirteen books of the Holy Bible; a life of Pope St. Leo IX; and one of St. Pietro, bishop of Anagni; a treatise on the Sacraments; and

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        The History.

      London: for Leigh and Sotheby,, 1791. Translated from the Greek. With Notes. By William Beloe. 4 volumes, octavo (216 x 132 mm). Contemporary tree calf, smooth spines gilt in compartments, twin green morocco labels, edges dyed yellow. Labels of the Broughton Baptist Library to front pastedowns, additional bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst, Lancashire retail chemist and discriminating collector of 18th-century literature in contemporary bindings, to front pastedown of volume 1. Spines slightly dry, small chip to vol. 3 label costing half a letter, short crack to head of vol. 1 front joint, a few superficial scuffs to sides. An excellent set. First edition of Beloe's celebrated and much-reprinted translation, "elegant, but very paraphrastical [sic]" (Lowndes), well-preserved in a handsome contemporary binding.

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        Il Patrimonio di San Pietro

      Roma 1791 - Grande carta murale raffigurante la parte settentrionale della regione, compresa dal monte Argentario alla foce del Tevere, incisa dal Cassini ed edita nel 1791. Molto dettagliata, la carta si presenta applicata su antica tela, più volte ripiegata, ed è contenuta in astuccio coevo. Incisione in rame, lieve gora d’acqua, nel complesso in ottimo stato di conservazione. Molto rara. Great wall map depicting the northern part of the region, between mount Argentario and the mouth of the Tiber, engraved by Cassini and printed in 1791. Full of details, the map has been laid on old canvas, folded many times, and put in a contemporary case. Copper engraving, light water stain, otherwise in excellent condition. Istituto di Studi Romani, a cura di A. Frutaz, "Le Carte del Lazio", XLV.a tav. 211 Dimensioni 1160 800mm

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        L'Alta Lombardia

      Roma 1791 - Grande carta, murale, composta da quattro fogli uniti, tratta dal "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni", edito a Roma dal 1792 fino al 1801, opera che la Calcografia Camerale commissionò al Cassini al fine di sostituire l’ormai obsoleto "Mercurio Geografico". Giovanni Maria Cassini, Chierico Regolare Somasco fu geografo e cartografo, ma anche intagliatore di architetture e prospettive - uno dei migliori discepoli di Giovanni Battista Piranesi - Cassini fu uno degli ultimi sferografi italiani del Settecento ed i suoi globi ebbero una notevole diffusione, come pure questo "Nuovo Atlante Geografico". Incisione in rame, finemente colorata nei contorni, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Big wall map, made of four sheets, from the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale', with a decorative title cartouche, by Giovanni Maria Cassini, a Somasco monk. He was geographer and cartographer but he was also good at engraving architectural items and perspectives – he was one of the best disciples Giovanni Battista Piranesi had. Moreover, Cassini was one of the last artists to engrave spheres in the XVIII century and his globes were quite famous and widespread, and realized the most important Italian Atlas of the XVIII century; his maps always bear a cartouche, extremely rich in colours and details. Copperplate with fine later hand colour, in very good condition. Z. Davoli - R. Sanfelici - S. Zanasi ,"Terre di Langobardia", sch. 79. Dimensioni 915 645mm

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        Oriental Repertory.

      London: printed by George Bigg: sold by P. Elmsly, and Mr. Chapman, 1791-[7] - 2 volumes, folio (315 × 233 mm), in 8 parts. Recent mottled calf to style, smooth spines richly gilt in compartments, twin red and green morocco labels, decorative rolled borders gilt to covers, marbled endpapers. Blind-stamp of the James B. Ford Library, Explorers' Club, to title pages, vol. 1 sig. 6G2 and vol. 2 sig. 4H2. Lacking section titles, vol. 2 general title and index leaves as usual (possibly never issued, see below); title leaf of the Plan of Publication (the one-leaf prospectus found after the volume 1 title) bound to front of volume 2 as often: "Introduction to the first number of the Oriental Repertory Vol. II" bound after "Introduction to the third number ". Vol. 1: small hole to lower outer corner of vol. 1 sig. 3N, the text unaffected; p. 375 slightly marked in fore margin, sig. 5Y2 very lightly spotted, tape-repair to lower outer corner verso of the second map of Colonel Upton's Route from Poona to Bengal, facing p. 498, just touching border, small hole to fore margin of the Plan of Cannanore facing p. 578, not affecting image. Vol. 2: pp. 61, 449 and 561 lightly marked, a few gatherings slightly browned. Otherwise a few trivial marks only. An excellent copy, internally very crisp and fresh indeed. 22 engraved maps and plans, 13 of them folding, 7 engraved plates, 3 of them folding, 3 double-sided folding letterpress tables. First edition, first issue, large-paper copy, from the stated print-run of 250 copies only, of this valuable compilation of researches into the history, culture, topography, commerce and natural history of the East Indies, consisting mostly of reports, charts and translation produced by agents of the East India Company, including Dalrymple himself, nearly all previously unpublished, and which together reflect the rapid expansion of British influence in India, Burma, Cochinchina and China during the second half of the 18th century. Copies of this bibliographically complex part-work are to be found at the expected institutions in various states of completeness, but in commerce we trace only two First-issue copies containing all text and plates (both lacking the volume II general title as here) and one such copy of the 1808 re-issue (see below). Dalrymple (1737–1808) First travelled east as a writer to the East India Company, undertaking a number of reconnaissance voyages across the region and, aged just 22, concluding a treaty with the Sultan of Sulu for a grant of land at Balambangan, an island off Borneo. In 1763 he returned to London and worked to promote eastern trade and Pacific exploration, notably refusing to serve under a sea officer on the Transit of Venus expedition, and was consequently passed over in favour of James Cook. In 1775 he rejoined the HEIC, for whom he "began to produce a series of charts, navigational memoirs and coastal views for the East Indies navigation, from the Mozambique Channel to China" (ODNB) based on an examination of the logs and journals in the Company's archive, issuing almost 550 plans and 45 views between 1779 and 1794. He was appointed hydrographer to the Admiralty in 1795, tasked with consolidating their collection of charts and plans, and died shortly after his acrimonious dismissal in 1808. Though largely remembered today for his disputes with the HEIC and Admiralty, he "led a life exemplifying service to his country during the age of Enlightenment. His influential role in Britain's maritime history makes him an outstanding historical figure" (NMS cataloguing of his portrait). Even with the founding of the Asiatick Miscellany by Francis Gladwin in 1785, and the publication of Asiatick Researches by the Asiatic Society of Bengal, Dalrymple was clearly confident, on the basis of his considerable experience and connections in the area, that there was still a niche in the market. Botanist William Roxburgh offered papers on the cultivation of pepper in Travancore and a description of the indigo tree for the first number; James Rennell submitted a ma [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Two treaties between the Russian Empire and Sweden concluding the Russo-Swedish War of 1788-1790: the Treaty of Värälä (Traité de Paix, 1790) and the peaceful defense alliance treaty (Traité d'Alliance defensive entre la Russie et la Suede, 1791)

      [Imperial Printing Office], [St. Petersburg] 1791 - Folios (30 × 20.2 and 29.5 × 20.6 cm). Paper spine strips; 10 and 20 pp. Text in Russian and French in facing columns. Both treaties issued without separate title leaves. Very good copies; old horizontal crease; first and last leaves lightly soiled. First and only edition of two peace treaties between Catherine the Great of Russia and Sweden, which concluded the Russo-Swedish War of 1788-1790. The treaty of Värälä, signed on August 14, 1790 by Catherine's representative Otto Heinrich Igelström and Gustav III's proxy Gustaf Mauritz Armfelt Armfelt, effectively restored the pre-war status quo and barred Russia from interfering in Swedish interior affairs, which had been one of the reasons Gustav III -- a cousin of Catherine the Great -- declared war on Russia in 1788. After initial defeats, Sweden was able to destroy nearly one third of the Russian fleet at sea. The second treaty, signed on October 19, 1791 at Drottningholm outside Stockholm, established a close military alliance between Sweden and the Russian Empire, with each power pledging active support and Catherine agreeing to pay Sweden yearly subsidies. As it was signed with a keen eye toward the French Revolution, the treaty can be seen as a predecessor to the War of the First Coalition of 1792-1797, although neither Russia nor Sweden participated in the latter. Both documents open with a formal declaration by Catherine, followed by the articles of the treaties. Not in Bitovt. KVK, OCLC show the copies of each at SUB Göttingen, with an additional copy of the 1790 and 1791 treaties at Ohio State and Strasbourg respectively. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A system of pleading. Including a translation of the doctrina placitandi; or, the art and science of pleading: originally written by Samson Euer, serjeant at law, and now first translated from the obsolete Norman French. Shewing where, in what cases, and by what persons, pleas, as well personal, or mixed, may be properly pleaded; with references to and extracts from, the most approved writers on that subject, carefully digested under their proper titles, and brought into one collective point of view. Together with an introduction, explaining the different terms made use of in the proceedings of each respective court; also a preface and table. By a gentleman of the Middle Temple

      Dublin: Dublin: Printed by James Moore, No. 45, College-Green. MDCCXCI. [1791], 1791. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Description: 8vo (8¼ × 5¼ in): xxii, [18], viii, 534 p. Contemporary polished calf, gilt label. · Register: 8º: A^8 b^8 c^4 B-2M^8 (last leaf blank). · Condition: Some stains to boards; light to moderate toning and foxing throughout; a few early manuscript annotations. · Comments: Dublin reprint of the 1771 London edition. "A System of Pleading" is founded on "Doctrina Placitandi," printed in 1677, but written in law French much earlier. Holdsworth praised it as being the only systematic treatment of the subject until Stephen's "Pleading," published in 1824, and notes that it was closely studied by students as late as the latter half of the eighteenth century. The text is arranged under alphabetic headings, covering the forms of action, types of defensive pleading, and particular topics in pleading, such as "Colour" and "Negative Pregnant." The authorities cited are mainly from the seventeenth century and earlier, although the eighteenth century editor has inserted references to subsequent statutes as well as a few more recent cases and treatises, including Blackstone's Commentaries. · References: Johnson 180 (2 copies); Marvin 299; Holdsworth, HEL 5:386; Worrall 188, 194; Bridgman 114; S&M 1:268(61); ESTC T172546..

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        Oriental Repertory.

      London: printed by George Bigg: sold by P. Elmsly, and Mr. Chapman,, 1791-[7]. 2 volumes, folio (315 × 233 mm), in 8 parts. Recent mottled calf to style, smooth spines richly gilt in compartments, twin red and green morocco labels, decorative rolled borders gilt to covers, marbled endpapers. 22 engraved maps and plans, 13 of them folding, 7 engraved plates, 3 of them folding, 3 double-sided folding letterpress tables. Blind-stamp of the James B. Ford Library, Explorers' Club, to title pages, vol. 1 sig. 6G2 and vol. 2 sig. 4H2. Lacking section titles, vol. 2 general title and index leaves as usual (possibly never issued, see below); title leaf of the Plan of Publication (the one-leaf prospectus found after the volume 1 title) bound to front of volume 2 as often: "Introduction to the first number of the Oriental Repertory Vol. II" bound after "Introduction to the third number … ". Vol. 1: small hole to lower outer corner of vol. 1 sig. 3N, the text unaffected; p. 375 slightly marked in fore margin, sig. 5Y2 very lightly spotted, tape-repair to lower outer corner verso of the second map of Colonel Upton's Route from Poona to Bengal, facing p. 498, just touching border, small hole to fore margin of the Plan of Cannanore facing p. 578, not affecting image. Vol. 2: pp. 61, 449 and 561 lightly marked, a few gatherings slightly browned. Otherwise a few trivial marks only. An excellent copy, internally very crisp and fresh indeed. First edition, first issue, large-paper copy, from the stated print-run of 250 copies only, of this valuable compilation of researches into the history, culture, topography, commerce and natural history of the East Indies, consisting mostly of reports, charts and translation produced by agents of the East India Company, including Dalrymple himself, nearly all previously unpublished, and which together reflect the rapid expansion of British influence in India, Burma, Cochinchina and China during the second half of the 18th century. Copies of this bibliographically complex part-work are to be found at the expected institutions in various states of completeness, but in commerce we trace only two First-issue copies containing all text and plates (both lacking the volume II general title as here) and one such copy of the 1808 re-issue (see below). Dalrymple (1737–1808) First travelled east as a writer to the East India Company, undertaking a number of reconnaissance voyages across the region and, aged just 22, concluding a treaty with the Sultan of Sulu for a grant of land at Balambangan, an island off Borneo. In 1763 he returned to London and worked to promote eastern trade and Pacific exploration, notably refusing to serve under a sea officer on the Transit of Venus expedition, and was consequently passed over in favour of James Cook. In 1775 he rejoined the HEIC, for whom he "began to produce a series of charts, navigational memoirs and coastal views for the East Indies navigation, from the Mozambique Channel to China" (ODNB) based on an examination of the logs and journals in the Company's archive, issuing almost 550 plans and 45 views between 1779 and 1794. He was appointed hydrographer to the Admiralty in 1795, tasked with consolidating their collection of charts and plans, and died shortly after his acrimonious dismissal in 1808. Though largely remembered today for his disputes with the HEIC and Admiralty, he "led a life exemplifying service to his country during the age of Enlightenment. His influential role in Britain's maritime history makes him an outstanding historical figure" (NMS cataloguing of his portrait). Even with the founding of the Asiatick Miscellany by Francis Gladwin in 1785, and the publication of Asiatick Researches by the Asiatic Society of Bengal, Dalrymple was clearly confident, on the basis of his considerable experience and connections in the area, that there was still a niche in the market. Botanist William Roxburgh offered papers on the cultivation of pepper in Travancore and a description of the indigo tree for the first number; James Rennell submitted a map of the Ava River; and Charles Wilkins permitted the first publication of a portion of his translation of the Mahabharata to appear in the second volume. Other important material, much of which Dalrymple appears to have obtained through his own researches, include one Captain George Baker's account of his embassy to Persaim (now Pathein, Burma) in 1755, "Ensign Lester's Embassy to the King of Ava, 1757" and the text of the ensuing treaty, a 1753 report on tea-growing in Canton by Frederick Pigot (probably a relative of George, twice president of the Company), and all manner of further reports, either unattributed or by various lesser-known HEIC agents, on the Hindu caste system, Tipu Sultan, the Nair princes of the Malabar coast, "Some account of Cohin-China, by Mr. Robert Kirsop", cities such Jaipur and Agra, imports and exports to and from Macao, Canton, and Japan, and similar subjects. Despite the evident importance of its contents, publication of the journal was patchy. The First volume comprised four numbers published at irregular intervals between 1791 and 1793; the second of a further four, two issued in 1794, another in 1795 and the fourth in 1797, when Dalrymple's stamina seems to have failed in the face increasing pressure of work from the Admiralty, to which he had been appointed chief hydrographer in 1795. A ninth part was mooted, to include the index for the second volume, but it was not issued until 1808, when the remaining sheets were bound up with new title pages. The British Library sets are both made up with volumes from the later issue. Dalrymple explains in his introduction to the first number that 100 of the 250 copies printed were to be held by the East India Company against a contribution of £200, 50 were for presentation to contributors, and 100 for sale, before adding that "of the early number I shall print 500 copies, 250 being at my own charge" should demand exceed 100 copies, though his general introduction for the first volume as a whole, issued on completion of the constituent four numbers, explains that the HEIC only took 64 copies, leaving him short of funds. He appears never to have issued the promised index leaves for the second volume. In his general introduction to the first volume, Dalrymple qualifies his frustration with the "retrospective satisfaction of having … preserved many papers, which would otherwise, probably for ever, have been lost to the world".

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        Loi relative aux Juifs. Donnée à Paris, le 13 Novembre 1791. . Décret de l'Assemblée Nationale, du 26 Septembre 1791.

      Dijon, Imprimerie de Capel 1791 - In-4° broché, 2 pages. Quelques jours avant la dissolution de l'Assemblée nationale (28 septembre 1791), le député Adrien Duport, membre du Club des Jacobins, monte contre toute attente à la tribune et déclare : « Je crois que la liberté de culte ne permet aucune distinction dans les droits politiques des citoyens en raison de leur croyance. La question de l'existence politique [des Juifs] a été ajournée. Cependant, les Turcs, les Musulmans, les hommes de toutes les sectes, sont admis à jouir en France des droits politiques. Je demande que l'ajournement soit révoqué et qu'en conséquence il soit décrété que les Juifs jouiront en France des droits de citoyen actif. » Cette proposition est acceptée avec de forts applaudissements. Rewbell essaye, cependant, de s'opposer à la motion mais il est interrompu par Michel Regnaud de Saint-Jean d'Angély, président de l'Assemblée, qui « demande que l'on rappelle à l'ordre tous ceux qui parleront contre cette proposition, car c'est la Constitution elle-même qu'ils combattront ». L'Assemblée vote alors, sans autre discussion, la motion de Duport et, le lendemain, adopte définitivement la rédaction de la loi. Deux jours plus tard, l'Assemblée nationale se sépare et, le 13 novembre, Louis XVI ratifie la loi déclarant les Juifs citoyens français. On date des 27-28 septembre 1791 l'Émancipation des Juifs de France. En réalité deux émancipations se sont opérées: une en janvier 1790 pour les Juifs sépharades du Sud-Ouest et Avignonnais et une autre pour les Askénazes (1791); l'une dans une logique d'Ancien Régime reconnaissant les Juifs comme un groupe, l'autre plus moderne, comme individus. Mais une relecture attentive des conditions de l'élaboration du décret, bien connu, de 1791 atténue sa portée jacobine. Napoléon l'accentuera, unifiant dans le principe le statut des uns et des autres. Ainsi une première formulation, le 27 septembre 1791, stipulait que les Juifs jouiraient en France des droits de citoyens actifs. Proposition adoptée par l'Assemblée sans autres précisions. Mais le lendemain, le Comte de Broglie, hostile à un tel décret, afin qu'il ne puisse en Alsace être mal interprété et provoquer des troubles, demanda que l'on précise que la prestation du serment civique « sera regardée comme une renonciation formelle aux lois civiques et politiques auxquelles les individus Juifs se croient particulièrement soumis ». Amendement adopté par l'Assemblée mais contredit par celui de Prugnon: « Je demande qu'au lieu de mettre: sera regardé comme une renonciation à leurs lois civiles, etc., on mette: sera regardé comme une renonciation à leurs privilèges: car les lois civiles des Juifs sont identifiées à leurs lois religieuses, et il n'est pas dans notre intention d'exiger qu'ils abjurent leur religion ». Amendement aussi adopté. L'esprit qui a commandé la rédaction finale du décret apparaît ambigu et aboutit à une formulation ferme dans les termes mais floue dans leur incidence. En effet, on ne précise pas les renonciations que l'on attend des Juifs. Il semblerait que l'adoption de l'amendement Prugnon substituant le mot « privilège » à celui de « lois civiles » proposé par de Broglie, laisse aux Juifs une certaine marge de « manoeuvre » dans ce domaine (qui inclut droit personnel, successoral, matrimonial .). La rédaction finale suggère donc que le maintien des lois civiles n'est pas considéré comme un privilège. L'ambiguïté du décret est à l'image de cette journée du 28 septembre qui voit d'une part la rédaction du décret « émancipateur » adopté la veille dans son principe et d'autre part l'adoption d'un décret « d'accompagnement » qui en contredit l'esprit. En effet sous prétexte de prévenir des troubles en Alsace, l'Assemblée demanda aux Juifs de remettre dans le mois un état de leurs créances en vue de la liquidation des dettes. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A System of Surgery Extracted from the works of Benjamin Bell of Edinburgh.Illustrated with Notes and copper Plates

      Printed B T. Dobson, at the Stone-House, Philadelhia 1791 - Octavo. viii, 570, xxix, (1)pp. errata. 12 leaves of engraved plates of surgical instruments. cf Garrison-Morton 5579 (5th Edition). Bell's work was originally published in Edinburgh from 1782-1787 in six volumes. He improved the methods of amputation and introduced the "triple incision of Bell". Though he also published volumes on venereal disease, his work on surgery is his most important work. This is the first Philadelphia edition (the same year Benjamin Rush established his medical school in the city) and it became the standard for the major physicians also in Boston and New York before spreading to the Southern states. (A copy is also found in the Library of Thomas Jefferson at the Library of Congress.). Bound in full modern leather, flat spine ruled in gilt, red leather label gilt, light scattered foxing throughout. A very good copy.

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        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 MDCCLXXXIX, and of the Independence of the United States the Thirteenth

      Hartford: Re-Printed and Sold by Hudson and Goodwin, 1791. Hardcover. Very good. Title continues: "Being the acts passed at the first session of the first Congress of the United States, to Wit, New-Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New-York, New-Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, South-Carolina, and Georgia; which eleven states respectively ratified the Constitution of Government for the United States, Proposed by the Federal Convention, Held in Philadelphia, on the Seventeenth Day of September, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Seven." 8vo, pp. [x], [3]-32, + 44 blank leaves bound in at the end for notes. Bound in original full sheep with red spine label. Some scuffing to boards, minor damage to head of spine ans small splits starting along the joints, front hinge cracked but board securely attached, internals sound and clean. Provenance: Front free endpaper bears the signature of the influential American theologian and abolitionist Samuel M. Hopkins (1721-1803), underneath which is a gift inscription "James W. Glover presented by Wm Tracy Esq. April 24, 1848." Includes the text of the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, several treaties (including the provisional and final versions of the Treaty of Paris), and Acts of Congress of the First, Second, and Third Sessions of the First Federal Congress, from March 4, 1789 to March 3, 1791. The last item in the Acts of the First Congress (pp. 149-150) is the proposed Bill of Rights, with its twelve original amendments.

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        Voyages dans l'isle de Chypre, La Syrie et la Palestine -

      Belin 1791 -, Paris - 2 tomes. In-12. Tome 1: 327 pp. Tome 2: 410 pp. Reliure d'époque pleine basane. Dos à nerfs avec caissons dorés et pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin vert. Tranches marbrées. Très habiles restaurations aux coiffes et aux coins. En bon état. Le tome premier contient la plus complète description de l'île de Chypre que l'on eût alors (avec 44 pages sur les vins chypriotes). Le second volume concerne la Syrie. L'auteur avait séjourné au Levant de 1760 à 1768. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AN HISTORICAL DISQUISITION Concerning the Knowledge Which the Ancients Had of India

      London: For A. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1791. First Edition. Hard Cover. Quarto. uncut; containing two very nice large folding Asian maps, half-title, 364pp., [11]pp.index, [1]pp. errata, bound in original paper covered boards, paper spine label printed in black; light foxing to end leaves; internally very bright; early owner's bookplate. Concerns the progress of trade with country prior to the discovery of the passage to it by the Cape of Good Hope, with an appendix containing observations on the civil policy, the laws and judical proceedings, the arts, the sciences and religious institutions of the indians. A very good copy.

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        Annjinka. Junge Frau in Landestracht, Büste im Viertelprofil nach rechts, vor flacher Landschaft.

      - Pinsel in Grau, weiß gehöht, über Bleistift, auf cremefarbenem Zeichenkarton, links unten monogrammiert „P. fec", unten betitelt. 16,6:11,2 cm. – Verso Reste alter Montierung, Deckweiß oxydiert. Vermutlich zu einer Serie mit Frauenbildnissen in Landestrachten gehörend. Nach seiner Ausbildung an der Wiener Akademie, war von Perger 1791/1808 Zeichner an der Wiener Porzellanmanufaktur, 1817 Hof-Tiermaler und 1825/1841 2. Kustos an der Belvedere-Galerie. Er war als Historien-, Porträt- und Pferdemaler tätig sowie als Lithograph, Stecher und Radierer.

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

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

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        A System of Surgery Extracted from the works of Benjamin Bell of Edinburgh..Illustrated with Notes and copper Plates

      Philadelhia: Printed B T. Dobson, at the Stone-House, 1791. Octavo. viii, 570, xxix, (1)pp. errata. 12 leaves of engraved plates of surgical instruments. cf Garrison-Morton 5579 (5th Edition). Bell's work was originally published in Edinburgh from 1782-1787 in six volumes. He improved the methods of amputation and introduced the "triple incision of Bell". Though he also published volumes on venereal disease, his work on surgery is his most important work. This is the first Philadelphia edition (the same year Benjamin Rush established his medical school in the city) and it became the standard for the major physicians also in Boston and New York before spreading to the Southern states. (A copy is also found in the Library of Thomas Jefferson at the Library of Congress.). Bound in full modern leather, flat spine ruled in gilt, red leather label gilt, light scattered foxing throughout. A very good copy.

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        Opposing the African Slave Trade - 1790 New Haven Sermon

      New Haven 1791 - Pamphlet. The African Slave Trade. A Discourse Delivered in the City of New-Haven, September 9, 1790, before The Connecticut Society for The Promotion of Freedom. Half-title: Doctor Dana's Sermon on the African Slave Trade. New Haven: Thomas and Samuel Green, 1791. Evans 23308. 33 pp., 4 3/4 x 8 1/4 in. "Our late warfare was expressly founded on such principles as these: 'All men are created equal: They are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness'. Those who profess to understand and regard the principles of liberty should cheerfully unite to abolish slavery."In 1784, Connecticut passed a law that all slaves born after March 1, 1784, were to be freed before or when they reached the age of 25. In 1790, a group of clergymen, lawyers, and academics formed the Connecticut Society for the Promotion of Freedom and for the Relief of Persons Unlawfully Holden in Bondage to support the law. Yale University president and Congregationalist minister Ezra Stiles, formerly a slave owner, served as the society's first president. Here, Rev. Doctor James Dana reviews the history and extent of slavery in the world. Calling it unjust, unchristian, and against the principles of the American Revolution, he urges abolition. Dana's sermon, and those preached at the Society by Jonathan Edwards Jr., Theodore Dwight, and others, were among the most popular anti-slavery literature from the period. However, the Connecticut Society lapsed and disappeared after the turn of the century. Excerpts:So then, brethren, we are not children of the bond-woman, but of the free. - Epistle to the Galatians, IV.31Christianity is a reasonable service, and founded in personal persuasion. It permits us to "call no man master; for one is our master, even Christ"; to whom alone everyone must stand or fall. His religion is friendly to free enquiry: It directs us to "prove all things"-to claim the liberty of grounding our faith, not on the wisdom of man, but the power of God; and to allow others the same. Our liberty may not be judged of their consciences, nor their liberty of our conscience. They who are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak; and should take heed lest by any means their liberty, their improved knowledge in Christianity, should be a stumbling block to uninformed minds.The Africans belong to the families for whom heaven designed a participation in the blessing of Abraham. We need not discuss the question, what the state of those, whom the Europeans have enslaved, was antecedently to such their slavery. It is more proper to enquire when and how the African slave-trade commenced-what nations have engaged in it-in what manner they have carried it on-what the probable numbers they have reduced to slavery-in what condition these slaves are held-and what reasons are offered in vindication of the trade. Twenty million slaves, at £.30 sterling each, amount to the commercial value of £.600,000,000. traffic in the souls of men!!!By whom hath this commerce been opened, and so long and ardently pursued? The subjects of their most faithful, most catholic, most Christian, most protestant majesties, defenders of the faith. with the sanction of St. Peter's successor. Unprovoked, without any pretended injury, these have kindled and kept alive the flame of war through three quarters of the continent of Africa. These have taught the Africans to steal, sell and murder one another. On any or no pretence the different tribes make prisoners of each other, or the chiefs seize their own people, and drive them, as herds of cattle, to market. Christianity and humanity would rather have dictated the sending books and teachers into Africa, and endeavors for their civilization. Have they been treated as children of the same family with ourselves? as having the same Father, whose tender mercies are over all his works? as having the same natural. (See website for full description)

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        An Essay on Shooting. Containing the various methods of forging, boring, and dressing gun barrels ? also, instructions for attaining the art of shooting

      Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand, London 1791 - Second edition. 313 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. "The total want of a treatise in the English language such as the present ? is the principal inducement the author has, in offering to the public what he originally intended only for his own use and amusement." (Preface) In fact, much of this book is a literal translation of de Marolles' La Chasse au Fusil (Paris, 1788). Maclay 1; Riling 311 (noting only the Dublin edition of 1789 and the London edition of 1791); Schwerdt I, p. 92 Contemporary calf. New spine, red morocco spine label, neat contemporary ownership signature of Thos. W. Edge on title. Half-title not present, some edgewear. Very good, clean copy

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        An Essay on Shooting. Containing the various methods of forging, boring, and dressing gun barrels ... also, instructions for attaining the art of shooting

      London: Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand, 1791. Second edition. 313 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary calf. New spine, red morocco spine label, neat contemporary ownership signature of Thos. W. Edge on title. Half-title not present, some edgewear. Very good, clean copy. Second edition. 313 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. "The total want of a treatise in the English language such as the present ... is the principal inducement the author has, in offering to the public what he originally intended only for his own use and amusement." (Preface) In fact, much of this book is a literal translation of de Marolles' La Chasse au Fusil (Paris, 1788). Maclay 1; Riling 311 (noting only the Dublin edition of 1789 and the London edition of 1791); Schwerdt I, p. 92

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