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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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        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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        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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        Geschichte des teutschen Handels (4 Bände).

      Hannover, Helwing,1791/97. - Lederbände der Zeit, 20,5 x 10,5 cm, Einbände gering berieben, gutes Exemplar. Die Bände 1/2 in zweiter, Bände 3/4 in erster Auflage. Beinhaltet die Geschichte des deutschen Handels von der Frühzeit bis zum Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts. Über Schifffahrt, Fischerei, Erfindungen, Künste, Gewerbe, Manufakturen, Landwirtschaft, Polizei, Leibeigenschaft, Zoll, Münz- und Bergwesen, Chemie, Seerecht, Wechselrecht, Stadtwirtschaft und Luxus.

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        ARTE DE REPOSTERIA EN QUE SE CONTIENE TODO GENERO DE HACER DULCES SECOS Y EN LIQUIDO, VIZCOCHOS, TURRONES, NATAS, BEBIDAS HELADAS, &C. CON UNA BREVE INSTRUCCIÓN PARA CONOCER LAS FRUTAS, Y SERVIRLAS CRUDAS. Y DIEZ MESAS CON SU EXPLICACIÓN.

      - 1791 Ramon Ruiz, Madrid Introcucción y lizencias de Joseph de la Purificación. Mathèo Fernandez Moreno. Domingo Fernandez. Joseph Antonio de Yarza. Manuel Licardo. 232 pg. 21x15 cm. Enc. plena piel época. Volumen completo, peró que necesita restautación. Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A SELECT COLLECTION OF LANDSCAPES, from the Best Old Masters / UNE COLLECTION CHOISIE DE PAYASAGES

      J. Thane, London 1791 - 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 th 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. Bound in original half leather over marbled boards [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Celestina: A Novel in Four Volumes

      London: T. Cadell, 1791. First Edition, Second Printing. Leather / Boards. Very Good. 6 7/8" Tall. 2nd Printing Second Edition Stated ( Actually The Second Printing Of The First Edition Of Her Second Novel). Probably The Original Binding, Quarter Calf Over Marbled Paper-Covered Boards, Tiny Leather Tips, Morocco Spine Labels With Gilt Lettering And Elaborate Gilt Upper And Lower Borders, Gilt Rules And Volume Number On Spines. Complete With All Preliminary And Final Endpapers, All Four Half Titles Present. Bindings And Hinges Solid, Tips Worn, Paper Along Edges Of Boards Are Partly Frayed Away. Contents Clean, No Names Or Marks Or Bookplates.

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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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        An Essay on the Learning of Contingent Remainders and Executory Devises [etc.]. The Fourth Edition. Two Volumes [complete] [bound with] Copies of Opinions Ascribed to Eminent Council . . . Addressed to the . . . Earl of Mansfield. A New Edition

      A valuable edition of a "classic [written by] one of the great real property lawyers of [the 18th] century", in Holdsworth's words, the first volume Fearne's last, and the second John Joseph Powell's first; with the rare 'Copies', two copies in ESTC. Contemporary calf, the spine ends of volume one a bit chipped, some marginal staining, else a superior set; with upwards of 14 cancels not noted in ESTC. Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall [imprint varies] [etc.], London, 1791-95.

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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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        A SELECT COLLECTION OF LANDSCAPES, from the Best Old Masters / UNE COLLECTION CHOISIE DE PAYASAGES

      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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        L?ETRURIA PITTRICE

      - 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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        Traethiadau O Waith Yr Enwog

      Caerfyrddin, Unsure 1791 - First Welsh Edition. Small Octavo. Rebound modern half leather, with four raised bands on spine. Marbled boards. John Bunyan's sermons in Welsh. Good, fore-edge page corners clipped; title page darkened and soiled; some staining to pages; church library stamp on preliminary page. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        To Hamilton about Settlement of Vermont, New York and New Hampshire Land Disputes

      1791 - Manuscript note, n.p., n.d. [but ca. 1791], "Communication" sent to Alexander Hamilton, praising attorney Egbert Benson, who was instrumental in negotiating the land claim which New York had made to Vermont. Settling the land dispute was a congressionally mandated prerequisite for Vermont joining the Union as a state of its own, rather than being divided between New York and New Hampshire. Docketed by Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton. Transcript"CommunicationDid not Mr. Egbert Benson Esq. act as a commissioner in settling the Vermont claims & - did he not dismember the State of New York of the fertile islands in Lake Champlain, as well as many thousand acres of first quality land in the mainland? And did not the _ act of gratitude present him . a tract in acknowlegment for his __ is not the town of Benson one of [the] most flourishing towns in that country?Mr. [loss] has transcribed for Genl Hamilton that paragraph from the Citizen which relates to Judge Benson & sends it to above."[Verso: Later file note added by Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, ca 1840s]:Note respecting Vermont Judge BensonConditionBurn holes at center costing text, silked.

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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. 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.

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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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        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 - 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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