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        Memoires de la Vie Privee de Benjamin Franklin

      , 1791. 1791. First Edition . FRANKLIN, Benjamin. Mémoires de la Vie Privée de Benjamin Franklin, Écrits par Lui-Même. Paris: Chez Buisson, 1791. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter brown calf gilt, tan morocco spine label, tan speckled boards. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $7000.True first edition (preceding the first English edition by two years), in two parts, of Franklin

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        Cabinet-maker and Upholsterer's Drawing-Book

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

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

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

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

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

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        Zeelands chronyk verkort. 4 Delen.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Remarks on Forest Scenery, and other Woodland Views. (Relative Chiefly to Picturesque Beauty) Illustrated by the Scenes of New-Forest in Hampshire. In Three Books. (TWO VOLUMES ONLY).

      London, Printed for R. Blamire, Strand, 1791 1st edition. 2 volumes. Hardbacks, 8.5 x 5.5 ins, in decorative full Tree-Calf leather bindings, with red morocco leather spine label’s lettered in gilt, gilt numbering and banding to spines, gilt decorative edging to boards and outer edges. Plain endpapers. In very good conditions. corners bumped and rubbed, edges of boards rubbed, spines heavily rubbed; darkened and cracked. All hinges are cracked (with professional repair/reinforcement to endpapers & hinges.) Endpapers darkened around edges, vol.1 has tear to front endpaper from where old bookplate removed, later bookplates to endpapers “D.J. Perry.” Half-title pages inscribed at top corner “G.F. Barlow.” also some rubbing to this area with rubbed-through hole (deleted inscription underneath). Dark spot to center outer edge of pages of vol.1. Some darkening to pages opposite plates. Some minor spots to a couple of pages, some spots to title of vol.2. Else inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. 344pp; 362pp; Fold out double-page map. 31 lovely aquatint oval illustrations & copper engravings.

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        The Castle of Otranto, A Gothic Story. Translated by William Marshall... From the Original Italian of Onuphrio Muralto, Canon of the Church of St. Nicholas at Otranto.

      First Bodoni edition, sixth edition overall. Small 4to. (iv), xxxii, 245, (1) pp. Near contemporary tree calf, spine flat with gilt decoration, gilt lettered red label, marbled endpapers, matching gilt tooled borders to the boards and inner dentelles, a slightly later gift inscription to the head of the title page dated 1806. Frontispiece. Neat repair to the head of the upper joint, a delightful copy.

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        Lieder zum Gebrauch der Loge zu den zwo Zahlen, Constituirt von der grossen Holländischen National-Loge zu Ruhrort am Rhein 5791.

      Ruhrort, 1791. 122 S. Pappband d. Zt. Nicht bei Wolfstieg. - Die Loge zu den zwei Zahlen existierte von 1786 bis ca. 1792 in Duisburg und Venlo. Enthält 55 Lieder, beginnend mit der Ode an die Freude. - Titel mit Logenstempel. Berieben. Tls. fleckig und etwas gebrauchsspurig. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Journal of the Third Session of the Senate

      , 1791. 1791. First Edition . Signed. (UNITED STATES CONGRESS). Journal of the Third Session of the Senate of the United States of Ameirca, Begun and Held at the City of Philadelphia, December 6th, 1790. And in the Fifteenth Year of the Sovereignty of the Said United States. Philadelphia: Printed by John Fenno, 1791. Folio, contemporary full blind-stamped brown sheep, raised bands, brown morocco spine label. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $7500.Scarce first edition of the official record of the Third Session of the First United States Senate, with Washington

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        POR QUANTO Habiendose dado cuenta à S.M. sobre diversas solicitudes de los PLATEROS, BATIOJAS y TIRADORES DE ORO.

      Mexico 9 de Junio de 1791. - Affiche in-folio. TRES RARE AFFICHE imprimée à Mexico, contenant diverses dispositions concernant ces professions en rapport avec l'OR, l'ARGENT (Bijouterie, Monnaie, etc).

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        Droits de l'Homme

      , 1791. 1791. First Edition . PAINE, Thomas. Droits de l

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

      London: for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell,, 1791. In Three Volumes. The Sixth Edition. 3 volumes, octavo (210 x 125 mm). Contemporary polished tree calf, red morocco labels to spine, compartments decorated and ruled in gilt, edges yellow. With an engraved portrait of Adam Smith from the European Magazine laid-in to vol. 1. Armorial bookplates to front pastedowns, 20th-century bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to front free endpaper of vol. 1. Extremities very lightly rubbed, corners a little bumped, rear board of vol. 2 stained at upper corner, hinges gently cracked but holding, pp. 64-5 of vol. 2 and p. 463 of vol. 3 slightly soiled, an excellent set. Sixth edition, one of 2,000 copies printed, first published in 1776. "Where the political aspects of human rights had taken two centuries to explore, Smith's achievement was to bring the study of economic aspects to the same point in a single work. The Wealth of Nations is not a system, but as a provisional analysis it is completely convincing. The certainty of its criticism and its grasp of human nature have made it the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM, p. 134). This copy is from the library of Robert J. Hayhurst. A Lancashire retail chemist and bibliophile, Hayhurst was a discriminating collector of 18th-century literature in well-preserved contemporary bindings.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Leipzig, 10. IX. 1791. - 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). An die Spenersche Buchhandlung in Leipzig: "Soeben komme ich hier an, u. finde Ihr Paquet. Ich habe mich bei Ansicht der quest: Stellen durchaus nicht orientiren k

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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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        Loi relative à M. de la Peyrouse, & à l'impression des Cartes par lui envoyées, donnée à Paris, le 4 Mai 1791 [caption-title].

      Tours: Auguste Vauquer, Imprimeur du Département d'Indre & Loire, 1791. Quarto, 4 pp., woodblock ornament and drop title; fine and uncut, preserved in recent marbled wrappers. Very scarce indeed: the French National Assembly decree calling for the publication of all of accounts and charts of the La Pérouse expedition.The edict makes special reference to his Australian landing and copious correspondence relayed to France throughout the voyage ('envoyées par M. la Peyrouse, de la partie de son voyage jusqu'à Botanibay...'). Three printings of this decree are known to us; issued in Paris, Grenoble and Tours respectively. This Tours printing has a manuscript certification dated 24 June 1791 for the district of Tours.In February of 1791 the National Assembly issued its famous edict initiating the search for the lost explorer. Issued within months, this document is clearly a companion to the February edict. Here the government affirms the publication of the official account of La Pérouse's voyage. A wealth of material was available because of La Pérouse's habit of regularly forwarding the latest information by any means available (famously, his last report was forwarded by Governor Philip from Port Jackson). The publication announced here would be six years in the making, first appearing in 1797 as Voyage de la Pérouse autour du Monde, and come to be regarded as one of the greatest narratives of maritime exploration ever published. This decree itself is printed at the start of the official voyage account.Of the three imprints, that published in Paris appears to be the most common. Two copies are recorded in Australian libraries (State Library of New South Wales and the National Library) and it is recorded by several bibliographers (Allen's Check List p. 10; McLaren 134; Ferguson 107). The Paris imprint also appears in the checklist titled Centenaire de la mort de La Pérouse (Paris, 1888; number 48). However, the Grenoble and Tours imprints are considerably scarcer, and have escaped notice by the aforementioned bibliographers.

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        Droits de l'Homme

      1791. First Edition . PAINE, Thomas. Droits de l’Homme; En Reponse a l’Attaque de M. Burke Sur la Révolution Françoise… Tradiut de l’Anglois, par F. S[oules]. Avec des Notes et une nouvelle Préface de l’Auteur. Paris: F. Buisson, Mai 1791. Octavo, contemporary tan paper wrappers, contemporary paper spine label in manuscript hand, uncut; pp: xii, 227. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $4800.Rare first French edition, second state, of the first part of Paine’s Rights of Man (published the same month as the first and only two months after the first English), “the clearest of all expositions of the basic principles of democracy” (PMM), with a special preface by Paine for this French translation, in scarce contemporary wrappers.“One of the most remarkable political writers of the modern world… Thomas Paine wrote both parts of Rights of Man with the United States in mind… Celebrating America and the extension of the struggle for liberty, equality and democracy to France… Rights of Man became a phenomenal success in America” (Kaye, 4, 97-9). Paine finished the first part of Rights of Man on January 29, 1791, his 54th birthday, and the next day gave the manuscript to Johnson, a London publisher “who set about printing it in time for the opening of Parliament and Washington’s birthday on February 22.” But fearing governmental reprisals, Johnson halted its release. Paine hurriedly borrowed money to buy Johnson’s sheets and found another London publisher J.S. Jordan. Paine entrusted friends to supervise the publication and “packed his trunk for Paris, where he planned to arrange a French translation.” The London edition of Rights of Man finally saw publication on March 13, 1791 and “made Paine the most controversial public figure of the day” (Keane, 304-6). Paine, then in France, had “brought with him from London a copy of the [original sheets]… for translation into French” (Woodward, 199). With the publication of a new French edition of Common Sense and, in May 1791, the appearance Droits de l’Homme [Rights of Man], French newspapers declared Paine “the most determined champion of republican principles.” Paine’s steadfast goal in this Part I of Rights of Man “was to defend the cause of individual rights and liberty” (Fruchtman, 250-1). Rights of Man stands as “the earliest complete statement of republican principles. It set forth the fundamental ideas on which the American republic was founded” (Woodward, 211). Shortly after publication of this initial part Paine began work on Part II, which appeared in February 1792. Second state, appearing the same month as the first: with “fous” instead of “faux” (p. 162, li. 9). An edition of 148 pages, identified by Stephans as “a pirated edition, probably printed in Holland or Germany,” was also issued by Buisson in 1791. With half title, Paine’s dedication to Washington and his Preface for this French edition. Text in French. Stephans, 101-2. Howes P31. See Sowerby 2825; Gimbel-Yale 59; Stephans, 103. Trace of owner signatures. Contemporary marginalia to wrapper versos. Spine label with “Payne” and French title in manuscript hand. Two small letters to upper corner of front wrapper.Text generally fresh with only lightest occasional marginal dampstaining, not affecting text, small expert archival repair to corner of half title, not affecting text; two small ink smudges, mild edge-wear to fragile wrappers. An extremely good copy in contemporary wrappers of fundamental and important work.

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. In Three Volumes. The Sixth Edition.

      London: for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1791 - 3 volumes, octavo (210 x 125 mm). Contemporary polished tree calf, red morocco labels to spine, compartments decorated and ruled in gilt, edges yellow. Extremities very lightly rubbed, corners a little bumped, rear board of vol. 2 stained at upper corner, hinges gently cracked but holding, pp. 64-5 of vol. 2 and p. 463 of vol. 3 slightly soiled, an excellent set. With an engraved portrait of Adam Smith from the European Magazine laid-in to vol. 1. Armorial bookplates to front pastedowns, 20th-century bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to front free endpaper of vol. 1. Sixth edition, one of 2,000 copies printed, first published in 1776. "Where the political aspects of human rights had taken two centuries to explore, Smith's achievement was to bring the study of economic aspects to the same point in a single work. The Wealth of Nations is not a system, but as a provisional analysis it is completely convincing. The certainty of its criticism and its grasp of human nature have made it the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM, p. 134). This copy is from the library of Robert J. Hayhurst. A Lancashire retail chemist and bibliophile, Hayhurst was a discriminating collector of 18th-century literature in well-preserved contemporary bindings. Goldsmiths' 14612; Kress 2209; Tribe 41. See Printing and the Mind of Man 221.

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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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        vie privée du Marechal de Richelieu, contenant ses amours et ses intrigues, et tout ce qui a rapport aux divers rôles qu'à joués cet homme célèbre pendant plus de quatre-vingt ans

      First Edition, written by Barbier (Dictionary of anonymous works) by Faur, and according to the BN by France Faur and Benjamin de Laborde. Sheepskin half blonde time. Back smooth threads. boards marbled paper. Title and volume number browned. Tasks on the back. The preface of the book states that the memoirs of Richelieu less one biography of Richelieu as memories covering the reign of Louis XIV, the Regency and the reign of Louis XV. This book claims to address these submissions and present the Marshal as it was in truth "is the hero undressed we present to the public." As the title indicates, in addition to its historical role, the book reveals qu'entretint Richelieu relations with women, "all women fought his heart ... all the love he claimed their duty equal honor." The book contains many original letters and memoirs written by individuals Richelieu, or addressed to Richelieu. New type of historical work which will have a great future, the book by various lighting tasks clearly paint the man was Richelieu, with its virtues and vices. Great Free School library stamp ND Mont-Roland on the half-title. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Buisson à Paris 1791 3 tomes en 3 Vol. in 8 (12x20,5cm) (4) 472pp. et (4) 488pp. et (4) 441pp. (7) trois volumes reliés

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        Mémoire sur la nature des fonctions arbitraires qui entrent dans les intégrales des équations aux différentielles partielles [suivi de] De functionibus arbitrariis calculi integralis

      Saint-Pétersbourg, Imprimerie de l'Académie Impériale, 1791. 1791, 1791, in-4, de 96 pages et 3 planches, puis 28 pages, cartonnage de l'époque, dos lisse muet, Première édition, rare. "In 1787 Arbogast took par tin a competition organized by the Academie of St. Petersbourg on "the arbitrary functions introduced by the integration of differential equations which have more than two variables", the question being "Do they belong to any curves or surfaces either algebraic, transcendatal, or mechanical, either discontinuous or produced by a simple movement of the hand ? Or shouldn't they legitimately be applied only to continuous curves susceptible of being expressed by algebraic or transcendental equations ?" The Academie was thus requesting a drastic settlement of the dispute between Jean d'Alembert, who adopted the second point of view, and Euler, partisan of the first. Arbogast won the prize was even bolder than Euler in his conclusions. He showed that arbitrary functions may tolerate not only discontinuities in the Eulerian sense of the term, but also "combintaions of several portions of different curves or those drawn by the free movement of the hand", that is, discontinuities in the sense afterwards used by Augustin Cauchy" (DSB). Très bon exemplaire, provenant de la prestigieuse et importante bibliothèque de Michel Chasles, dans son cartonnage d'origine, suivi d'un autre mémoire de Lorgna présenté pour le même concours. Ex-libris de Henri Veillard et cachets de l'Institut Catholique de Paris. DSB I, pages 206-208

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        12 Blätter zu der älteren, mittleren und neueren Geschichte, 1791

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: unten rechts signiert: "D. Chodowiecki del & sc.". Werkverzeichnis: Engelmann 663 II/II. Serie: 12 Blätter zu der älteren, mittleren und neueren Geschichte, Einzeln. Grösse: 7,2 x 5,1 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: Darstellung: 8,4 x 5,1 cm Papier: 10,1 x 6,2 cm. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Teilansicht, Rialtobrücke, Superba Moles Pontis Rivoalti ad Orientalem PlaGesamtansicht m".

      - Kupferstich v. A(ntonio) Sandi n. Moretti b. Theodor Viero, um 1791, 28 x 42,3 Blick zur Rialtobrücke. Der "Canale Grande" mit zahlr. Booten, Gondeln. Unten rechts mit Nummer "9" bezeichnet.

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        Comédies. Le présomptueux , ou l'heureux imaginaire [Ensemble] Le convalescent de qualité, ou l'aristocrate [Ensemble] Le collatéral, ou l'amour et l'intérêt [Ensemble] L'intrigue épistolaire [Ensemble] Les précepteurs [Ensemble] Le Philinte de Molière [Ensemble] Isule et Orovèze.

      Certaines de ces pièces sont en éditions originales. Seule la dernière pièce est de Lemercier. L'ouvrage rassemble les meilleures pièces de l'auteur, notamment Le Philinte de Molière, pièce Révolutionnaire qui eut un succès considérable. Pleine Basane racinée d'époque. spine lisse à fleurons et roulettes. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Roulette d'encadrement sur les plats. 2 coins émoussés. Un manque de cuir en haut du mors supérieur. Frottis aux mors, bordures. Fabre d'Églantine (1750-1794) fut un étrange personnage, tout d'abord comédien itinérant puis écrivain de comédies, il devint le secrétaire de Danton puis député à la Convention, pour finir guillotiné en 1794 (pour faux et usage de faux), au côté de Danton qu'il avait principalement contribué à faire exécuter. Arriviste convaincu et personnage d'une fatuité incroyable, tout lui était un moyen de faire de l'argent, qu'il dépensait plus qu'il ne gagnait. La Révolution fut pour lui un terrain d'activités inépuisables --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! chez Prault, Barba, Cercle Social, Huet., chez Garrigan à Paris, à Avignon 1791-1803 fort in 8 (12,5x20,5cm) 133pp. (2) , 36pp. , (4) 111pp. (1bc) , 108pp. , (8) 133pp , (1bc) , (1f. bc) (4) 118pp. , (1f. bc) , (2) xiv, 20-112pp. relié

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        Efterretninger om Øen Sanct Thomas og dens Gouverneurer, optegnede der paa Landet fra 1769 indtil 1776 ved Georg Høst, Statsraad, og Secretair i Departementet for de udenlandske Sager.

      Kiøbenhavn, Nicolaus Møller og Søn, 1791. XX + 203 s. 1800-talls skinnbd. Ryggdekor i gull. Litt brunplettet. Uvanlig.

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        Lettre à l'auteur du Journal de Physique, avril 1784. De l'influence de l'équinoxe du printemps et du solstice d'été, sur la déclinaison et des variations de l'aiguille aimantée.

      Paris, Couret, 1791. ____ Première édition séparée et complète. Un premier mémoire sur ce sujet avait été publié dans le "Journal de physique". Un second mémoire, publié ici pour la première fois, a été ajouté dans cette édition. ***** First edition in book form for the first part and first one for the second. In-4. [263 x 205 mm] Collation : 64 pp., 2 planches h.-t. Broché, couverture muette du XIXe.

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        Oeuvres

      Chez Gattey, Paris 1791 - Legature coeve in mz. pelle con piccoli angoli, ricchi fregi e titolo oro su tassello in pelle rossa al ds. Qualche minuscolo forellino di tarlo sul ds., lievi segni di usura all interno delle cerniere. Poche ingialliture, soprattutto alle carte di guardia. Edizione postuma, molto rara, in carta azzurrina. Tagli gialli. 12mo (cm. 12,7), 2 Voll., 2 cc.nn., 170 pp.; 2 cc.nn., 200 pp. Entrambi i voll. con antiporta figurata f.t. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Antiquities of Ireland (First and Second Volumes)

      Printed for S Hooper, London 1791 - , in 2 volumes, 259 engraved plates with titles (including frontispiece, antiquities, plans, buildings and ruins with panoramas), title page with engraved vignette and various typescripts, some tailpieces, First Edition , joints a little worn to both volumes, still firmly bound, some scuffing and rubbing to edges of covers, slight marking to first few pages, some ghosting throughout, sound copies in good condition , full calf, gilt rules and blindstamped decoration to covers, raised bands to spine with gilt decoration in compartments, gilt ruled turn-ins, marbled edges, marbled endpapers, blue ribbon quarto, 28 x 19 cms Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nicodème dans la Lune; ou la Révolution pacifique, folie en prose et en trois actes; Mêlée d'Ariettes & de Vaudevilles. Représentée pour la première fois à Paris, au théâtre Français, Comique & Lyrique, le 7 novembre 1790; &, pour la cinquantième fois, le lundi février 1791.

      Paris: l'Auteur, 1791. Octavo; original condition, stitched in plain blue-grey wrappers. First edition: lunar life proves very similar to life in provincial France, but the music is better.Beffroy de Reigny (1757-1811) was a highly successful journalist and dramatist. His most important works were written in the period succeeding the French revolution, and he was fond of using lunar society to satirise the French, as can be seen in his burlesque journal Les Lunes, published monthly.This is the libretto for his popular opera Nicodème, one of several Paris editions of the same year (another appeared in Avignon, and a 'third' edition of 1797 is also recorded). As the title shows, the opera was first performed in November 1790, running for over four hundred performances. And it is a cracking piece of theatre, in which disgruntled villagers sing of their woes under the tyrannical rule of a feudal lunar government. Frisky youngsters Frerot and Lolotte, disenchanted, are reduced to singing of the disappointments and hardships of their life, but are saved from drudgery by the arrival of the aviator Nicodème, replete with persuasive ideas for urban renewal. It is to be hoped that Lolotte's early lament was not shared by the audience: 'ils disent com ça qu'ils n'sont guère d'humeur d'entendre eun (sic) chanson, qu'ils ont plutôt envie de pleurer que d'rire.'. Some small tears and damage. A very good copy.

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        L'Encyclopédie enfantine, ou Magazin pour les petits enfans…Edition augmentée

      Dresde: Chez les Frères Walther, 1791 Edition augmentée," though with the same collation as the 1771 Dresden apparent first edition, with a cancel title-page, leading one to believe it is simply a later issue of the first edition. All editions are rare. This work is sometimes attributed to Angélique de Los Rios. Original light blue boards, gilt paper spine label, author's name in manuscript on spine. Octavo. Engraved frontispiece, engraved title-page vignette. Spine lightly browned, a little foxing to covers, occasional light foxing to text. A very good copy overall. This work is divided into several sections, including etiquette and "good grace," precepts of a father to his children, general ideas and definitions of things that children ought to be taught, short definitions of the different arts and sciences, and precepts of civilized life. Various different stylistic formats are used, including poems, fables, and a series of questions and answers, in an effort to make this didactic work more accessible. The terminal ads list other works by this author.Charlotte-Marie de Los-Rios, who wrote a series of educational works, came from a family of printers, her father being the Lyonnaise printer Jean Mesplet and her uncle the Avignon printer François-Prothade Girard and her brother Fleury Mesplet, the founder of the first Canadian newspaper. Her mother, Antoinette Mesplet, was arrested for trying to smuggle prohibited books from Lyon to her brother-in-law in Avignon, and her husband, Jean-François de Los Rios, gained notoriety as an occasional dealer in prohibited books. Jean-François de Los Rios wrote a number of books himself, including Bibliographie Instructive, ou Notice de quelques Livres rares (1777), an unusual catalogue of some 800 rare books he sold during his career, including books that came from the libraries of the Jesuits at Lyon, Tournon, and Macon and from the private libraries of the abbés Piole and Gindre. De Los Rios, who was by now at the pinnacle of his career, was no doubt instrumental in promoting his wife's educational works.

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        Les prophéties de Michel Nostradamus divisées en dix centuries. Nelle édit. imprimée d'après la copie de la première édition faite sous les yeux de César Nostradame son fils en 1568.

      à Avignon, ches les frères Garrigan, 1791, in 12, de 144pp., demi-basane bleu XIXe, dos lisse à filets dorés, bon exemplaire. Intéressante édition imprimée en Avignon. Cette édition comprend la préface dédiée à son fils César, la lettre à Henri II, les centuries I à V complètes, les 99 premiers quatrains de la VIe centurie, plus le quatrain latin, les 42 premiers quatrains de la VIIe centurie, les centuries VIII à X complètes. ¶ Chomarat 377 (signale seulement 3ex. dans les Bibliothèques : Grenoble, Lyon & Pau) - Benazra p.334 (Bibl. d'Auch & Pau) - Dorbon n°3269.

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        A NARRATIVE OF THE LOSS OF THE GROSVENOR EAST INDIAMAN. Which was unfortunately wrecked upon the coast of Caffraria, somewhere between the 27th and 32d Degrees of Southern latitude, on the 4th of August, 1782.

      London, J. Murray, printed at the Minerva Press, 1791.. Compiled from the examination of John Hynes, one of the Unfortunate Survivors. By Mr. George Carter, Historical Portrait Painter upon his passage outward bound to India. Containing a Variety of Matter respecting the Sufferers, Never before made Public; With Copper Plates descriptive of the Catastrophe, engraved from Mr. Carter's designs. FIRST EDITION 1791. 8vo, approximately 215 x 135 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, folding engraved frontispiece and 3 full page engravings, pages: [4], 1-174, half-title present, bound in half calf, gilt lettering to spine, marbled boards. Binding rubbed, especially hinges and slightly worn at head of spine, slight shelf wear to edges, top corner of half-title has small neat repair, title page has a small closed tear at top inner margin repaired, folding plate has a neat repair to blank side of first fold, 2 small closed tears repaired to lower margin, no loss of image, inner paper hinges cracked, pale staining to corners of 2 engraved plates and a few pages of text, 1 plate has a small closed tear neatly repaired, not affecting image, pale age-browning to margins throughout, occasional dusty mark, endpapers browned, blank side of plates have pale marks and pale age-browning, tiny partially erased stamp at bottom of title page, otherwise a good copy. See: Edward G. Cox, A Reference Guide to the Literature of Travel, Volume II, page 465. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Celestina: A Novel in Four Volumes

      T. Cadell, London 1791 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Obras de eloqüencia y poesía premiadas por la Real Universidad de México en el certamen literario que celebró el dia 28 de diciembre de 1790. Con motivo de la exaltacion al trono de nuestro católico monarca el Sr. D. Cárlos IIII. Rey de EspaÅ„a y de la Indias

      México: Por Don Feilipe de Zúńiga y Ontiveros, 1791. First edition. Early quarter calf over marbled boards. Boards worn with loss on rear else a very good copy, small paper label on spine, closed tear on title, light foxing on front endpapers; contents quite clean and binding tight.. [4], xxii, 12, [2], 15, [2], 17, [2], 27, [2], 6, [2], 8, [2], 9, [2], 10, [2], 7, [2], 9, [2], 5, [2], 4, [2], 7, 8, [1] pp. Dedication signed: Dr. Gregorio OmaÅ„a y Sotomayor. Rector. Each commemorative article paged separately, with special half-title. Fourteen odes for Charles IV, King of Spain: [Dedicatoria al Rey]. [Explicacion]. Oratio pro certamen litterario mexicanae. Academiae in proclamatione Caroli quarti... a Francisco de Castro Zambrano. Oratio in laudem Caroli quarti... auctore Doctore Foeliciano Paulo Mendivil et Sanchez. Elogio del SeÅ„or Carlos quarto... su autor el Br. D. Joseph Manuel Sartorio. Elogio de Carlos quarto... su autor Don Joseph de Ayarzagoitia. Canto en elogio de Carlos quarto... su autor el Br. D. Manuel Gomez y Marin. Canto en elogio de Carlos quarto... su autor Don Manuel Calderon de la Barca. Romance endecasílabo en elogio de Carlos quarto... su autor el Sr. Don Rafael Amar. Romance endecasilavo en elogio de Carlos quarto... su autor el Br. Don Juan Bermudez. Romance endecasilabo. En elogio de Carlos quarto... su autor el Br. Don Joseph Mariano de Castro. Romance endecasílabo. En elogio de Carlos quarto... Por D. Joseph Eduardo de Cárdenas. Rapto poetico en que se bosqueja el regocijo de México en la proclamacion de... Carlos quarto, Su autor el Dr. D. Juan Francisco de CastaÅ„iza. Oda Safico-adónica en elogio de Carlos quarto... su autor el Br. D. Manuel Gomez y Marin. Oda que para dár principio á un nuevo certamen de amor compuso una colegiala del Real Colegio de niÅ„as de S. Ignacio de Loyola de esta ciudad de Mexico. Soneto del Sr. Dr. D. Juan Joseph Gamboa. Soneto de DoÅ„a Clementa Vicenta Gutierrez del Mazo y Velarde. Lyras por el autor de la oracion castellana. Epigramma por el autor de la primera Oracion latina. Epigramma por el Br. D. Manuel Gutierrez de Huesca. Sabin 57264. Palau 197919. Medina: Imp. Mexico VI: p. 594. Salva 2360. Heredia 6434. Ramírez: Bibliotheca mexicana 600.

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        Lettres envoyées par le chargé d'affaire de la France en Toscane.

      Florence, 1791-1793. ____ La Flotte a été le chargé d'affaires (ou Ambassadeur) de Louis XVI, puis de la Convention, à Florence. Nous avons ici une copie (autographe ou de son secrétaire ?) de toutes les lettres (sauf une) envoyées au Ministre des affaires étrangères qui se sont succédés durant cette époque troublée. « La Toscane est le seul pays d'Italie où les Français patriotes soient admis et où ils sont libres de prononcer leurs opinions. » La principale tâche de La Flotte a été de conserver la neutralité de la Toscane vis à vis de la France. Le Grand-Duc de Toscane a été le premier souverain européen à reconnaître la République française. La Flotte affirme que c'est grâce à la relation amicale qu'il entretient avec Manfredini, « Ministre philosophe » « qui gouverne entièrement ce pays » et qui « a fait embrasser la neutralité à la Toscane ». Cette relation personnelle - et cette neutralité - est l'objet des attaques et des manigances du « Ministre d'Angleterre », Lord Hervey. De nombreuses lettres ont trait au commerce des grains. Une des tâches de La Flotte aura été de contourner l'interdiction d'exporter des grains de Toscane, au profit des français. Parmi les nombreux sujets abordés dans ces 82 lettres, citons : Mort de Léopold de Toscane. Portraits de Ferdinand, Grand-Duc de Toscane et de Manfredini. Un français a demandé à Lucques qu'on lui grave des Assignats. Prêtres réfractaires, émigrés et Corses présents dans le pays. Les émigrés aristocrates ne sont pas reçus à la Cour, ni nulle part. Affluence de émigrés depuis l'invasion de Nice et de la Savoie. Arrivé de Pozzo di Borgo comme secrétaire de la légation à Florence. Assassinat à Rome de Basville. Accueil de l'annonce de la mort de Louis Capet. Préparations pour un éventuel passage des troupes française à travers la Toscane, pour intervenir à Rome. L'auteur recommande un rassemblement des troupes en Corse pour une descente sur les plages romaines. Informe de l'arrivée de Xavier Capet, « prétendu Régent de France », qui cherche une alliance avec le Grand-Duc. Trahison de Dumouriez. Il ne peut donner de certificat de civisme, comme on lui demande, n'ayant résidé à Paris que deux mois depuis 1789. Le Citoyen Denon, qui s'occupait à compléter à Venise une collection de gravures vient d'être obligé d'en sortir par suite des manoeuvres du « ci-devant Marquis d'Entraigues ». Le chargé d'affaires se plaint à maintes reprises de ses émoluments, qui sont trop faibles ou qui n'arrivent jamais... La Flotte quitte, à contre-coeur, Florence en Septembre 1793 et sera remplacé par Chauvelin. On lit à de nombreuses reprises ses déclarations affirmant son attachement à la République, (« La liberté ou la mort ! »). Le premier feuillet contenant la première lettre a été enlevé. Il est fort probable que La Flotte, dans sa première lettre, déclarait son dévouement indéfectible au Roi et il aura jugé plus prudent d'éliminer cet écrit devenu compromettant. Bel exemplaire, écrit d'une écriture parfaitement lisible de ce très intéressant document historique. *****. In-folio. Collation : 78 ff., (2 ff. bl.) Vélin à grand rabat, liens d'attache. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Le voile levé pour les curieux ou le secret de la Révolution révélé à l'aide de la Franc-Maçonnerie.

      S.l.. [Paris, Vve Valade], 1791, in 8°, de 168pp., demi-basane époque, étiquette au dos, plats papier bleu, cachet et petite restauration au titre, bon exemplaire. Edition originale très rare, non citée par Caillet et qui manque à Dorbon. Témoignage de première main contenant l'exposé de l'histoire de la franc-maçonnerie, des sociétés secrètes, illuminés, Martinistes etc.... L'auteur fut massacré pendant les journées de sept. 1792. ¶ Fesch col. 831 - Cat. maç. Bibl. de Lyon, Suppl. fonds jésuites n°65 "Défourneaux 175, indique que cet ouvrage fut imprimé qu'à 1000 exemplaires" - Wolfstieg 6362.

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        Praktische Beobachtungen über den grauen Staar und die Krankheiten der Hornhaut.

      Wien, Wappler, 1791 - 275 S. 3 (2 kolorierte) Kupfertafeln. Erste Ausgabe der seltenen zweiten Monographie von Georg Joseph Beer einem der Begründer der wissenschaftlichen Augenheilkunde und und Gründer der ersten Universitäts-Augenklinik in Wien 1813. - Lesky 52. Wellome II, 130. - Nicht bei Waller. - "This is a comprehensive and accurate description of cataract and its operation as well as a consideration of corneal diseases including pterygiumcorneal scars and Staphyloma" (Henkes/Zrenner, History of Ophthalmology. Vol. 1. S. 96). - "The first work by this `prolific and prominent author, one of the most brilliant ophthalmologists, who must be reckoned amongst the most important contributors to the promotion of modern ophthalmology` (Hirsch I:422). In addition to providing what Hirschberg describes as an extraordinarily accurate description of gray or senile cataract and its operations, the author discusses corneal affections including the ocular complications of measles, staphyloma, and pterygium. Of particular interest are the first two plates comprising fifteen illustrations hand-colored by the author" (Bernard Becker Collection in Ophthalmology. No. 37). - Etw. gebräunt und nur vereinzelt fleckig. Titel mit kl. Ausriss (ca. 2 mm) ohne Textberührung. - *** Matthäus TRUPPE * Stubenberggasse 7 * A-8010 GRAZ *** - Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 500 8°. Ldr. der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung (bestoßen und beschabrt, hinterlegte Einrisse, Rückenschild defekt). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE FAMILY TESTAMENT AND SCHOLAR'S ASSISTANT: calculated not only to promote the READING of the HOLY SCRIPTURES in FAMILIES and SCHOOLS, but also to remove that great Uneasiness observable in Children upon the appearance of hard Words in their Lessons; the Whole being arranged in the following Manner, viz. I. An introduction to spelling and reading in general, containing a plain account of the sounds of letters and syllables; general rules of spelling; the explanation and use of quantity and accent; with directions for reading with elegance and propriety. II. In order to render this work universally serviceable, there is prefixed an alphabetical table of all the proper names of persons and places, mentioned in the New Testament, with the meaning or signification of each in their original languages. III. Proper names, and other hard words, are collected and ranged in columns of spelling at the head of every chapter, with figures, denoting in what verse each word occurs; all properly divided and accented, which words the scholar should be taught to spell, read, and pronounce, prior to entering upon the succeeding lesson; that part being intended to promote the reading of the Holy Scriptures with ease, elegance, and propriety. IV. To this edition is added, a collection of short explanatory notes, for the use of those who have it not in their power to purchase large expositions. With an introductory preface, by the Reverend Joseph Brown. A New edition.

      xxiv, [444] pages final advert leaf. Contemporary sheep, recently re-backed, red gilt label. 12mo. Neat ownership inscription on front endpaper.A very good, clean copy. First published in 1766. All edition appear to be rare. This edition B.L. only.

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        Instructions militaires pour le maniement des armes, Suivant l'Ordonnance du Roi du premier Juin 1776, pour régler l'Exercice de l'Infanterie Françoise. Adopté par la Garde Nationale. Orné de 32 figures.

      Paris, Chez l'Auteur et chez les principaux Libraries de Paris & de la France, 1791.. Octavo. Pp. 32 unpaginated text pages. Plus 32 copper engraved plates, numbered, captioned, and extensively explained on the copper. Charming device to title-page depicting a cherub cheerfully striking two kettledrums. Bound in contemporary waxed marbled paper, double layered; few marginal spots and light smudges. In overall fine condition. ~ First edition. Extremely rare. Exquisitely illustrated. The first part shows the choreographed movements that the infantryman makes while progressing through the 12 classic steps: “Load your weapon”, “Open the pan”, “Take the cartridge”, “Bite the cartridge”, “Prime”, “Shut the pan”, “Weapon to the left”, “Cartridge in the barrel”, “Draw ramrod”, “Ram”, “Replace ramrod”, “Shoulder arms”. The second series of plates continues with “Ready”, “Present”, “Fire”, “Recover your weapon”, etc., etc. For contemporary reactions to the publication of this book see: “La France litéraire, contenant les auteurs français de 1771 à 1796”, Vol. 1; “Gazette Nationale, ou Le Moniteur Universel”, No. 130, May 1791; “Feuille de correspondance du libraire”, No. 1, June 1791. For brief listings in contemporary general bibliographies, see: Joseph-Marie Quérard: La France littéraire, ou Dictionnaire bibliographique (Paris, 1827); Maurice Tourneux: Bibliographie l'histoire de Paris pendant la Révolution Française (Paris, 1804); Johann Samuel Ersch: Allgemeines Repertorium der Literatur für die Jahre 1791 bis 1795 (Weimar, 1800); Idem: La France littéraire contenant les auteurs français de 1771 à 1796 (Hamburg, 1797); Johann Samuel Ersch: “Das gelehrte Frankreich oder Lexicon der französischen Schriftsteller von 1771 bis 1796” (Paris, 1797); and “Réimpression de l'Ancien Moniteur” Volume 8, (1841): “Cet ouvrage est très-bien exécuté”. No other record could be found and the book is not in any standard bibliography. Both OCLC and KVK locate a single copy worldwide, that in University of Augsburg. No artist could be identified as the creator of the magnificent plates. The catalogue of the grandiose Ernest Ponti Collection's sale attributes the illustrations to Borel himself: “32 très jolies planches de costumes militaires habilement gravées par Borel.” For this, see: “Collection Ernest Ponti: Costumes et scènes militaires de tous pays, très importants recueils et estampes en feuilles (...) document et livres anciens, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, June 1935”, item 70. There are several artists by the name of “Borel” in Bénézit Dictionary of Artists. Only two, both named Antoine Borel, lived in the late 18th and early 19th century. One, a miniaturist, who was born in Pesme in 1777 and who died in Besançon in 1838, does not seem like the right candidate. For the other Antoine Borel the entry in Bénézit states only that he was a French 18th-century painter, draughtsman and etcher whose subjects included portraits, historical and mythological scenes. It must be that Bénézit refers to Antoine Borel who was born in Paris in 1743 and died in 1810, a painter, draftsman and engraver. The son of a portraitist, he devoted himself first to this style of painting, then gave preference to the representation of matters of morals and political allegories. He later put his talent in the illustration of erotic books and pornographic prints and he is most remembered today for his contribution to this genre. But he also made many compositions for serious works. When, however, his style, technique, and chosen subject matter are closely examined it seems rather unlikely that he was the “Citoyen-Soldat” who made the superb illustrations for this book and the true identity of this extraordinary artist remains a mystery.

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

      London: Printed for A. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1791. Sixth edition, 3 volumes. Slightly later owner's signature to title pages, marbled endpapers, later bookplates. Contemporary speckled calf with gilt ruled, corners a little worn, neatly rebacked, gilt ruled spines with maroon labels.

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        Instructions militaires pour le maniement des armes, Suivant l'Ordonnance du Roi du premier Juin 1776, pour régler l'Exercice de l'Infanterie Françoise. Adopté par la Garde Nationale. Orné de 32 figures.

      Paris, Chez l'Auteur et chez les principaux Libraries de Paris & de la France 1791 - Octavo. Pp. 32 unpaginated text pages. Plus 32 copper engraved plates, numbered, captioned, and extensively explained on the copper. Charming device to title-page depicting a cherub cheerfully striking two kettledrums. Bound in contemporary waxed marbled paper, double layered; few marginal spots and light smudges. In overall fine condition. ~ First edition. Extremely rare. Exquisitely illustrated. The first part shows the choreographed movements that the infantryman makes while progressing through the 12 classic steps: "Load your weapon", "Open the pan", "Take the cartridge", "Bite the cartridge", "Prime", "Shut the pan", "Weapon to the left", "Cartridge in the barrel", "Draw ramrod", "Ram", "Replace ramrod", "Shoulder arms". The second series of plates continues with "Ready", "Present", "Fire", "Recover your weapon", etc., etc. For contemporary reactions to the publication of this book see: "La France litéraire, contenant les auteurs français de 1771 à 1796", Vol. 1; "Gazette Nationale, ou Le Moniteur Universel", No. 130, May 1791; "Feuille de correspondance du libraire", No. 1, June 1791. For brief listings in contemporary general bibliographies, see: Joseph-Marie Quérard: La France littéraire, ou Dictionnaire bibliographique (Paris, 1827); Maurice Tourneux: Bibliographie l'histoire de Paris pendant la Révolution Française (Paris, 1804); Johann Samuel Ersch: Allgemeines Repertorium der Literatur für die Jahre 1791 bis 1795 (Weimar, 1800); Idem: La France littéraire contenant les auteurs français de 1771 à 1796 (Hamburg, 1797); Johann Samuel Ersch: "Das gelehrte Frankreich oder Lexicon der französischen Schriftsteller von 1771 bis 1796" (Paris, 1797); and "Réimpression de l'Ancien Moniteur" Volume 8, (1841): "Cet ouvrage est très-bien exécuté". No other record could be found and the book is not in any standard bibliography. Both OCLC and KVK locate a single copy worldwide, that in University of Augsburg. No artist could be identified as the creator of the magnificent plates. The catalogue of the grandiose Ernest Ponti Collection's sale attributes the illustrations to Borel himself: "32 très jolies planches de costumes militaires habilement gravées par Borel." For this, see: "Collection Ernest Ponti: Costumes et scènes militaires de tous pays, très importants recueils et estampes en feuilles (.) document et livres anciens, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, June 1935", item 70. There are several artists by the name of "Borel" in Bénézit Dictionary of Artists. Only two, both named Antoine Borel, lived in the late 18th and early 19th century. One, a miniaturist, who was born in Pesme in 1777 and who died in Besançon in 1838, does not seem like the right candidate. For the other Antoine Borel the entry in Bénézit states only that he was a French 18th-century painter, draughtsman and etcher whose subjects included portraits, historical and mythological scenes. It must be that Bénézit refers to Antoine Borel who was born in Paris in 1743 and died in 1810, a painter, draftsman and engraver. The son of a portraitist, he devoted himself first to this style of painting, then gave preference to the representation of matters of morals and political allegories. He later put his talent in the illustration of erotic books and pornographic prints and he is most remembered today for his contribution to this genre. But he also made many compositions for serious works. When, however, his style, technique, and chosen subject matter are closely examined it seems rather unlikely that he was the "Citoyen-Soldat" who made the superb illustrations for this book and the true identity of this extraordinary artist remains a mystery.

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        The Cry of Nature; or, An Appeal to Mercy and to Justice, on Behalf of the Persecuted Animals.

      London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1791. Small 8vo, modern sprinkled calf period style by Phillip Dusel, black morocco label, gilt decorations and lettering. Frontis. ¶ A treatise on vegetarianism and cruelty to animals by John Oswald (1760-1793), a Grub Street journalist, poet and committed radical who died fighting in the French Revolution. Following the text are over 70 pages of notes with supporting references and quotations from classical and contemporary sources. Frontis trimmed, with loss of the imprint in the top margin and the last line of the caption in the lower margin; title-page a little foxed; fine copy. Rare.

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        Observations on Man 2ndedn 3 vols

      

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

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

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        Allgemeines Landrecht für die Preussischen Staaten. Sowie: Registerband: "Register zum allgemeinen Gesetzbuch für die Preußischen Staaten."

      "Zweyte Auflage". 4 Theile in 3 Bänden + Registerband. Ca. 19 x 12 cm. Kupferfrontispiz, (2) S., 51 S., XXXII S., 424 Seiten Zwischentitel, fortlaufend bis Seite 1064 (2) S., Titelblatt, 695 Seiten Titelblatt, fortlaufend bis Seite 1.400 394 Seiten. Pappbände der Zeit mit handgeschriebenen Rückenschildern. Stobbe 446 ff. Der erste Teil auch mit der "Anzeige der bey der Revision des Allgemeinen Gesetzbuches auf Sr. königlichen Majestät Allerhöchsten Befehl erfolgten Veränderungen." Die erste Veröffentlichung war als "Allgemeines Gesetzbuch für die Preußischen Staaten" 1791-1792 erschienen, wurde aber noch vor Inkrafttreten aufgrund der freiheitlichen Grundtendenz des Gesetzbuches vom König suspendiert. Nach Veränderung der kritisierten Stellen wurde das Gesetzeswerk dann in der hier vorliegenden Form erstmals publiziert. Die Bezeichnung "Zweyte Auflage" bezieht sich auf die Fassung 1791/1792. Das preußische Landrecht blieb bis zur Einführung des Bürgerlichen Gesetzbuches im Jahre 1900 geltendes Recht. "Das preußische Landrecht umfaßt in seinen zwei Teilen das gesamte Privatrecht, Staatsrecht, Kirchenrecht und Strafrecht. Nach Vornahme einiger unbedeutenden Abänderungen wurde das Gesetzbuch durch Patent vom 5. Febr. 1794 als "Allgemeines Landrecht für die preußischen Staaten" mit Gesetzeskraft vom 1. Juni 1794 an publiziert. ... Das preußische Landrecht gilt in den östlichen Provinzen der Monarchie, mit Ausnahme von Neuvorpommern und Rügen, in der Provinz Westfalen und in den Kreisen Rees, Essen und Duisburg der Rheinprovinz sowie in den vor 1815 preußisch gewesenen Teilen der Provinz Hannover (Ostfriesland, Niederlingen und Eichsfeld). Außerdem hat es in den fränkischen Fürstentümern Ansbach und Bayreuth und in den ehemals Erfurtischen Gebietsteilen Sachsen-Weimars seine Geltung bewahrt sowie in den Konsulargerichtsbezirken. " (Meyers 12, 119). Einbände beschabt, Rücken stärker bestoßen, Überzugspapier teils schadhaft, an den Kanten teils aufgeplatzt. Namenszug und auf Vorsatz, Stempel verso Titelblatt. Titelblatt leicht fleckig. Ein Blatt mit Eckabriss (mit etwas Textverlust). Gelegentlich mit Anmerkungen und Anstreichungen von alter Hand, der vierte Teil mit vielen schwarzen, auch zarten roten, Anstreichungen am Rand.

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        The Experience and Travels of Mr Freeborn Garrettson, Minister of the Methodist-Episcopal Church in North-America

      John Dickins, 1791. This is a small hardcover bound in full leather dated 1791, 276 pages. This might be the first edition/printing as I have only seen copies printed later. This copy was printed by Parry Hall and sold by John Dickins of Philadelphia. Text is complete but end paper, if there were end papers are missing. Binding is worn with corners rounded with underlying boards exposed, spine creases Inside the paste downs and paper is age toned and fragile, pencil marks on front paste down with name on the rear, spots of damp staining occasionally mar the paper along with some, mainly marginal soiling. This is a rather old book and not in the best condition but whole. Images available. USPS tracking used on all domestic shipments.. No Edition Stated. Full-Leather. Good -/No Dust Jacket.

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