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        The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated out of the Original Tongues: and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised

      Trenton: Isaac Collins, 1791. [1316] pp. 1 vols. 4to. Contemporary sheep. Front board detached, spine ends worn, first three leaves with wear (title page margins worn, affecting some rules). Boxed. [1316] pp. 1 vols. 4to. The first Bible printed in New Jersey and the second quarto King James Bible printed in America. Felcone 578; Evans 22472, 23184, 23656; Hills 31; ESTC W4498, W4517, W27796, W28443, W36125

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        Kst.- Karte, von Carl Jäck n. D.F. Sotzmann b. der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Berlin, "Special Karte von der Mittelmark mit Genehnhaltung der königl. Academie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin . 1791".

      - mit altem Grenz- und Flächenkolorit, dat. 1791, 51,5 x 60 Tooley, Dictionary of Mapmakers, Bd. III, S. 189 ( Diese Karte ist verzeichnet ). - Sehr seltene Karte der Mittelmark, erschienen bei der Berliner Akademie ( mit dem Stempel ). Sotzmann schuf die Karte im Jahr 1790, Carl Jäck stach die Karte 1791. - Oben rechts der Titel, unten links kleine Statistik der Kreise und Erklärungen der Zeichen. - Zeigt die 10 Kreise der Mittelmark. Gebiet: Havelberg, Küstrin, Peitz, Wittenberg. Später erschien auch eine Ausgabe bei Simon Schropp. - Am unteren Rand hinterlegte Einrisse. Sprache: Deutsch

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        Über den Bau des Himmels. Drey Abhandlungen aus dem Englischen übersetzt. Nebst einem authentischen Auszug aus Kants allgemeiner Naturgeschichte und Theorie des Himmels.

      First Edition, XII+ 204 pages sider, : Königsberg, Nicolovius, 1791, Bound in a contemporary half calf with raised bands and goldlinedecoration on spinen only small wear With 3 folded engraved plates

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        Vite de' più eccellenti pittori scultori e architetti. Scritte da Giorgilo Vasari pittore architetto aretino in questa prima edizione sanese arricchite più che in tutte l'altre precedenti di Rami di Giunte e di Correzioni per opera del P.M. Guglielmo della Valle.

      Siena, a spese de' Pazzini Carli, 1791-1794, undici volumi in-8vo legature coeve in piena pergamena con titoli e fregi dorati ai dorsi, tagli gialli, stampato su carta azzurrina, pp. (4)-LXII-328 con un grande ritratto del Vasari ripiegato inciso in rame e sei ritratti incisi in rame fuori testo + pp. (2)-374-(2) con 25 ritratti + (4)-362-(2) con 24 ritratti + pp. 352-(2) con 29 ritratti + (4)-349-(2) con 14 ritratti + pp. 367-(2) con 24 ritratti + pp. 346-(2) con 14 ritratti + pp. 379-(2) con 13 ritratti + pp. 344 con 10 ritratti + pp. 371-(2) con quattro ritratti e tre grandi tavole più volte ripiegate fuori testo (tutte riferite a Michelagelo Buonarroti) + pp. 389-(2). Bella e pregevole edizione in eccellente stato di conservazione, stampata su carta forte azzurra con complessivamente 167 tavole incise in rame. Contiene un discorso sulla difesa dell'arte toscana verso lo stile Barocco oltre a una delle prime difese del gusto vasariano dalle critiche post-vasariane come quella del Baldinucci. Questa edizione contiene un nuovo e completo set di incisioni in rame, che sostituiscono quelle delle edizioni precedenti.

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        Guidonis Ferrarii operum. 6 volumi.

      6 volumi in ottime condizioni. Copertina rigida. Mediolani. 1791.

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        A Treatise Concerning the Last Judgment, and the Destruction of Babylon: Shewing that all the predictions contained in the Revelation, are at this day fulfilled. Being a testimony of things heard and seen. Translated from the Latin. Originally published in the year 1758. [Bound with:] — A Continuation concerning the Last Judgement, and the Spiritual World. Translated from the Latin. Originally published in the year 1763.

      London: Printed and Sold by R. Hindmarsh, [Treatise: Sold also by J. Denis; and I. and W. Clarke, Manchester,] 1788 & 1791 - 2 works bound in 1 volume, octavo (207 x 126 mm). Contemporary marbled sheep, smooth spine gilt in compartments, black morocco label. Later ownership inscription of Dorothy Schneider to front free endpaper, some pencil annotations to contents. Some skilful restorations to spine ends, headcaps chipped, corners just worn, a few light stains, first half-title torn at across at upper outer corner to remove ink ownership inscription, with slight loss of typographic border, still very good copies. First editions in English, translated and published by the printer Robert Hindmarsh (1759–1835), a leading light among the early Swedenborgians in England, one of the founders of the Theosophical Society. On 14 April 1789 William Blake and his wife, Catherine, attended the First General Conference of the Swedenborgian New Jerusalem Church at the chapel in Maidenhead Lane, just off Great Eastcheap, which Hindmarsh had helped established and where Hindmarsh's father was the first preacher. Hindmarsh subsequently gave a misleading impression of the movement in his Rise and Progress of the New Jerusalem Church, published posthumously in 1861; his earlier works better reflect the radical, even revolutionary flavour of the sect at this time. ESTC T137429; ESTC T137428. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Nouveau Voyage dans les États-Unis de l'Amérique Septentrionale, Fait en 1788; par J. P. Brissot (Warville), Citoyen François.

      Paris: Chez Buisson, Imprimeur et Libraire, 1791. 3 vols, 8vo, contemporary tree-calf, red morocco labels, gilt rules and lettering. Folding table. ¶ Inscribed atop title-page of Volume I: "D. Wiglesworth, professor [ . . . . ] / the author & for his excellent Notes on populati[on] / Brissot." Signed in all three volumes "Thomas Wigglesworth / 1792." Signed by Edward Wigglesworth 1818 on the front pastedowns of all three volumes. Jacques Pierre Brissot de Warville (1754-1793) accomplished a lot before perishing beneath the guillotine. A crusading revolutionary and journalist, he published numerous reformist books and articles and spent four months in the Bastille. In 1788 he toured the United States for the anti-slavery cause and as agent for an investment scheme. Back in Paris, he achieved great power--practically controlling French foreign policy--as the leader of the Girondists; but, when the tide turned, he was swept away. In America he toured widely (taking a special interest in the Quakers), dined with James Madison in Philadelphia, and spent three days at Mount Vernon with the Washingtons. Much of his time was spent in and around Boston, and at Harvard he met Edward Wigglesworth (1732-1794), the second Hollis Professor of Divinity, grandson of the poet Michael Wigglesworth (1631-1705) and son of Edward Wigglesworth, the distinguished first Hollis Professor. Brissot refers to Wigglesworth on page 135 of volume 1; and in his chapter in volume 2 on longevity in the United States Brissot refers to Wigglesworth's published research on the subject and uses his table of comparative longevities. Although Brissot's inscription is partially illegible, it's obvious that he was expressing his thanks to the American academic for his information. Edward Wigglesworth passed this set on before his death to his son Thomas (1775-1855), an East India merchant based in Boston; and Thomas in turn gave the set to his son Edward (1804-1876), an attorney, merchant, philanthropist, and co-compiler of the 13-volume Encyclopaedia Americana (Philadelphia, 1828-1832). Front hinge of volume 1 starting; foot of spine frayed; front free endpaper detached; presentation inscription trimmed by the binder; very good copy.

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        Descripcion historial de la provincia y archipielago de Chiloe, en el reyno de Chile [including the Noticias practicas, e individuales de las islas nombradas vulgarmente de Otahiti ó Carolinas situadas en el mar del sud, ó Pacifico]

      1791 - Remarkable description of the Chiloe Archipelago and the Spanish exploration to Tahiti. 1791. Madrid. Don Benito Cano. 8vo (200 x 140 mm). 1 [blank], 4 ff., 318, full-page engraving and large folding map. Contemporary limp vellum, spine lettered in ink, very good condition. Internally an excellent copy, completely genuine condition overall. 5,500 $ First edition, an important work on the Island of Chiloe (Chile), and the Spanish exploration in the Pacific in the later half of the 18th century by Boenechea and Andia: Noticias practicas, e individuales de las islas nombradas vulgarmente de Otahiti ó Carolinas situadas en el mar del sud, ó Pacifico, a description of Domingo de Boenechea´s exploration of Tahiti and various Polynesian islands, prompted by the English exploration and recent English voyages in the Pacific, drafted following the return of the Second Spanish Voyage to Tahiti in 1775 (following another in 1772 also by Boenechea), amongst the earliest explorations of the Islands ever performed. Don Domingo de Boenechea y Andonaegui (1713-75), a veteran Basque captain, was chosen, in 1772, by the Viceroy of Peru, Manuel de Amat, to lead an expedition to Tahiti and Polynesia. Aboard the frigate Santa Maria Magdalena, better known as the Aguila, Boenechea sailed from Callao, on September 26, 1772, and after an easy passage arrived at the Tuamotu Archipelago, discovering an island on October 28 which he named San Simon y Judas (Tauere), and another which he named San Quintin (Haraiki) on October 31. The following day, he encountered Anaa, which he named Todos Santos; and on November 6 he sighted Meetia, which received the name of San Cristobal. On November 8 he arrived at Tahiti, which he named Amat. Amat was encouraged by Boenechea’s accounts and decided to authorize a second expedition, with the objective of landing priests on Tahiti, so as to convert the natives to Christianity and to gain their loyalty to the Spanish Crown. Boenechea’s second expedition embarked on the Aguila from Callao on September 20, 1774. On October 29 they sighted an island which was named San Narciso (Tatakoto), and two days later, the island of San Simon (Tauere). On November 1, two islands were sighted which were named Los Martires (Tekokoto) –at the same time as Andia, however they did not meet- and San Juan (Hikueru). The island of San Quintin (Haraiki) was seen, and at Todos Santos (Anaa) they traded with the natives for coconuts and artifacts. On November 13 they sighted San Cristobal (Meetia), and the next day they reached their key destination, Amat (Tahiti). After some exploration of the coast, they anchored on November 27 in a harbor that they named Santa Cruz de Ohatutira (Tautira Bay). They met with the local chief, Vehiatua, and land was selected for the homestead built for the priests. After settling the friars, Boenechea sailed northwest for Orayatea (Raiatea). He passed Tetiaroa, which he renamed Los Tres Ermanos; sighted Huahine, which he named La Hermosa; and saw Raiatea, which he named La Princessa. Maurua was renamed San Antonio, and Borabora received the new name of San Pedro. The ships returned to Tahiti, where Boenechea died on January 26, 1775. Gayangos thereafter discovered the island of Raivavae in the Austral group that he named Santa Rosa, before returning to Callao on April 8, 1775. Importantly, Boenechea’s description of the islands is one of the earliest detailed accounts of Tahiti and the Society Islands in existence and a fundamental source of information on the appearance of the islands before European settlements and influence. Much of this work by the head of the Franciscan missionary college of Santa Rosa at Ocapa, Peru, is a history of the Chilean province of Chiloe. The map Mapa de la Provincia y Archipielago de Chiloe en el Reyno de Chile Obispado de la Concepcion, is first large-scale map of Chiloe. The Chiloe Archipelago is a large group of islands, which features the large island of Chilo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte der reisen die seit Cook an der nordwest- und nordost-kuste von Amerika und in dem nordlichsten Amerika selbst von Meares, Dixon, Portlock, Coxe, Long u.a.m. unternommen worden sind... Aus dem Englishen (1791, 2 volumes of three)

      Berlin: Voss; In der Vossischen Buchhandlung, 1791. Hardcover. fair. 1791, volumes one and two of three volumes, 4to, leather, (x) 302, / (10), xxii, 314 pp., first volume with six copperplates, some folding, lacking both maps, second volume has frontispiece large folding map of Cook's route to Prince Williams Sound, 12 plates, many folding (some natural history, others from various voyages). Worn, exlibrary, most plates have pale lavender old stamp to verso, bindings worn, boards detached, general wear, contents and pages fairly bright. One or two plates have some reparable splits. A sorry example of an expensive German set of voyages.

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        John Hancock

      February 23, 1791. Broadside: An Act to suspend…<I>"An Act for the Limitation of Personal Actions, and for avoiding Suits at Law."</I>, signed in type by John Hancock, as Governor of Massachusetts, one page, folio, February 23, 1791, printed at Boston by Thomas Adams, with the Massachusetts state seal at the top. In part: <I>"Whereas the operation of the said act for the limitation of personal actions, and for avoiding suits at law, may defeat of their just demands, many creditors, unless a longer time is allowed for commencing, and suing certain actions therein mentioned, than is provided by said act…And it be enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the secretary shall forthwith, cause this act to be printed, and sent to the clerk of each town and district in this Commonwealth…"</I> Small paper loss to the upper left corner repaired; very slight foxing and age toned. Very good.

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        Historia Natural, Civil y Geográfica de las Naciones situadas en las Riveras del Rio Orinoco. Tomo Segundo.

      Barcelona, en la Imprenta de Carlos Gibert y Tutó, 1791. - 4to.; 2 hs., 352 pp. y dos láminas fuera de texto. Encuadernación de época, en piel con lomera ornada. Pequeña falta en cabeza de lomera.

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        Vite de' più eccellenti pittori scultori e architetti. Scritte da Giorgilo Vasari pittore architetto aretino in questa prima edizione sanese arricchite più che in tutte l'altre precedenti di Rami di Giunte e di Correzioni per opera del P.M. Guglielmo della Valle.

      Siena, a spese de' Pazzini Carli, 1791-1794, undici volumi in-8vo legature coeve in piena pergamena con titoli e fregi dorati ai dorsi, tagli gialli, stampato su carta azzurrina, pp. (4)-LXII-328 con un grande ritratto del Vasari ripiegato inciso in rame e sei ritratti incisi in rame fuori testo + pp. (2)-374-(2) con 25 ritratti + (4)-362-(2) con 24 ritratti + pp. 352-(2) con 29 ritratti + (4)-349-(2) con 14 ritratti + pp. 367-(2) con 24 ritratti + pp. 346-(2) con 14 ritratti + pp. 379-(2) con 13 ritratti + pp. 344 con 10 ritratti + pp. 371-(2) con quattro ritratti e tre grandi tavole più volte ripiegate fuori testo (tutte riferite a Michelagelo Buonarroti) + pp. 389-(2). Bella e pregevole edizione in eccellente stato di conservazione, stampata su carta forte azzurra con complessivamente 167 tavole incise in rame. Contiene un discorso sulla difesa dell'arte toscana verso lo stile Barocco oltre a una delle prime difese del gusto vasariano dalle critiche post-vasariane come quella del Baldinucci. Questa edizione contiene un nuovo e completo set di incisioni in rame, che sostituiscono quelle delle edizioni precedenti.

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        COMMON SENSE addressed to the INHABITANTS of AMERICA .

      Jordan, J.S., printed for., 166 Fleet Street, London 1791 - VG text block, disbound. From a sammelband binding. No prelims, first page is tp. Gimbel CS-59. 206x128x18(mm), (1-3),4-90pp. Damp stained top edge of first four leaves. Small chips from bottom corner of pages 7 & 19. Detached tp, cracked signature at p23. Flawless text otherwise. This edition is first British printing since 1777. It blanks out all the censored sections. The British didn't publish an uncensored edition until mid 1800s. An unusual binding in that a sheet of blank, laid paper has been inserted between each text page with the result that the book is 180 pages long. Three of the laid in leaves have extensive, pencilled anti Paine commentary, three others with just a few sentences. Most of commentary quite legible. Likely written in early 1800s as the long "s" used twice, "chuce" for "chose", "republick" for "republic", words abbreviated by using super script final letters & capitalizing many words internal in a sentence. The following pencilled comment faces p6: "Mr P always avoids with care Reasoning from Facts & the History of Mankind & neglects all together the Authority of the Patriarchs from the first Man to the Dispersion". This faces p23: "All this Reasoning is ably refuted by Mr Shuckford, tho unintentionally". Extensive commentary faces pp16 & 24, the last sentence of which reads: "His Simile is as Contemptible as his Skepticism." Writer is unsigned. The referenced Shuckford may be the Samuel Shuckford of "The Sacred and Profane History of the World." This Shuckford (d. 1754) was a historian & religious figure who may have been one of George IIs chaplains. Some of the commentary facing pages 16 & 24 is of a religious nature. VG text block. FINE text BUT FOR: 1-8 top margins damp stained. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Opere del conte Algarotti

      Carlo Palese, 1791. INTERLINGUE 10 Pregiata opera completa di 17 volumii. Tutti rilegati in pelle con bottelli al dorso, alcuni mancanti, le coperte presentano segni di usura in particolare alle estremità, tagli spruzzati di azzurro. Di contro le pagine sono ottimamente conservate, all' interno frontalini e finalini calcografici, bella incisione all' antiporta del volume 1, tutti i frontespizi riportano un' elegante incisione. USATO

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson. Comprehending an Account of his Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; A series of his Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations with many Eminent Persons; And various Original Pieces of his Composition, never before published. The whole Exhibiting a View of Literature and Literary Men in Great-Britain, for near half a Century, during which he flourished.

      London: Printed by Henry Baldwin, 1791.. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with misprint to p.135; 'gve' for 'give' and 'Principal Corrections and Additions' bound at the end of volume two. 2 volumes, quarto (27 x 22cm). Contemporary full dark-blue straight-grained morocco with swirl-marble endpapers, exquisitely respined to style. Light and occasional foxing, some browning to title and frontispiece. Binding is fine. A clean and attractive set. The first edition of Boswell's magnum opus, a landmark work of modern biography often labelled the greatest biographical work in English.

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson,

      London: by Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly,, 1791. Comprehending an account of his studies and numerous works, in chronological order; A series of his epistolary correspondence and conversations with many eminent persons; and various original pieces of his composition, never before published. The whole exhibiting a view of literature and literary Men in Great Britain for near a century during which he flourished. 2 volumes, quarto (271 × 212 mm). Contemporary tree calf, neatly rebacked with original spine laid down, spines ruled into compartments in gilt, red morocco labels, board edges gilt. Portrait frontispiece engraved by James Heath after Sir Joshua Reynolds, 2 engraved facsimile plates by H. Shepherd. Modern bookplate to front free endpapers. A few dark marks and cracks to leather of spines, covers a little scuffed, wear to extremities, foxing to text block, 30 mm closed tear to quire Kkk vol. 1, 20 mm tear to quire Ppp vol. 1, small bit of loss to Sss vol. 1, 25 mm tear to quire Ttt vol. 2. First edition of the most famous biography in any language. This copy has p. 135, vol. 1, in the corrected state, reading "give". This is not an issue point for the whole book; some copies read "gve", but the correction was made in the press, and 1,750 copies with either state were available on publication day, 16 May 1791 (800 were sold in the first two weeks). Laid-in is a letter dated to 20 February 1930 to the later owner from Ben Abrahamson's Argus Book Shop in Chicago discussing the "give" issue point and explaining whether copies with "give constitute the first issue." The immense task of compiling the thousands of notes Boswell had recorded on "the great man's talk, habits and opinions" was begun after Johnson's death in 1784. Made up of trifling incidents as well as the significant events in Johnson's life, the work remains a masterpiece of portraiture. "Homer is not more decidedly the first of heroic poets, Shakespeare is not more decidedly the first of dramatists, Demosthenes is not more decidedly the first of orators, than Boswell is the first of biographers" (Macaulay). Boswell's reputation was further enhanced by the discovery in the early part of the 20th century of the Boswell Papers, which were stored in the Malahide Castle of Ireland for generations. What resulted from this discovery was the revelation of Boswell as an extraordinary personality in his own right; a far more complex, eccentric genius than the mere recorder of Johnson's conversations. This copy comes from the library of Thomas Philip, 2nd Earl de Grey (1781–1859), as indicated by bookplates on the front free endpapers.

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        Schauplatz der fünf Theile der Welt mit beständiger Rücksicht auf die besten Originalwerke in drey Theile zusammengetragen von einer Gesselschaft Geographen nach zu Büschings Grosser Erdbeschreibung. Zweiten Theil, Erste Abtheilung. Enthält Deutschland und die Schweiz

      Wien 1791 - Gestochen von Ignatz Albrecht, komplette 1. Abteilung des 2. Teils dieses Werkes, 336 handkolorierte Landkarten, (Nummern 92-427), Übersichtskarte Europas, 2 Titelseiten und 2 Blätter des Anzeigers; Karten betreffen heutige Staaten Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz, Tschechien, Belgien, Luxemburg, Liechtenstein, Teile Polens, Sloweniens, Italiens, Frankreichs, der Niederlande; alle Karten handkoloriert, mit Nummern, Beschriftungen und nötigen Angaben, eigene Maßstäbe; OLDr., Einband auf 5 Bünde, 30,5 x 44 cm (quer 2°), Karte mit Nrn. 303, 266, 215, 180, 177, 176, 175 und 160 etwas größer und an den Rändern gefaltet; Deckel mit leichten Wurmfraßspuren, Deckelkanten leicht abgeschürft, am Rücken Signaturschild, Signatur oben auf Vorderdeckel, Deckelklappe eingerissen, fliegende Blätter der Vorsätze geknickt, auf beiden Titelseiten kaum sichtbare Stempel ("Schloss Lissa"), nur Karten 423-427 und Blätter des Anzeigers und hinterer Vorsatz in der Mitte befleckt, hinterer Vorsatz mit kleinem Loch, sonst schön, fest, sauber, altersgemäß in perfektem Zustand. Book Language/s: de

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        Compte rendu par M. de Choiseuil d'Aillecourt, depute de la noblesse du baillage de Chaumont-en-Bassigny a ses commetttans

      Paris, 1791. Format 14x21 cm, broche, 320 pages. Une tache de mouillure dans la marge interne de quelques pages en debut d'ouvrage. Etat correct.

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        The Oriental Moralist or the Beauties of the Arabian Nights Entertainment

      London E. Newbery Circa 1791 - First edition. 262 pages, plus two pages of ads, with 5 illustrated plates and a frontispiece. From the Hugh Selbourne Library with a small stamp proclaiming this to the reverse of the title page. The book is firmly bound, it has been sympathetically re-spined in period style retaining the original boards and pastedowns, though the endpapers look to have been replaced with similar paper stock. The text block is slightly toned, dusty and foxed with a neatly written name to the front pastedown and title page. Notable as the first attempt to adapt the Arabian Nights tales for a younger audience and quite an uncommon find. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Historischer Calender für Damen für das Jahr 1791, 1792, 1793 3 Bände.

      Leipzig, Göschen, 1791-1793. - 1 gest. Frontisp. 35 Bll, 388 SS., 15 Kupfertafeln (Chodowiecki); 1 gest. Frontisp. 24 Bll., 32 SS. Vorrede, Text S. 389-472, 16 Kupfertafeln; 1 gest. Frontisp., 42 Bll. Erklärung, Text S. 474-860, 5 Bll., 15 Kupfertafeln, dreiseitiger Goldschnitt Einbände von Band 1 und 3 berieben, Rückenbezug nur noch bruchstückhaft vorhanden, handschr. Widmung von alter Hand auf Vorsatz von Band 3, sonst gut erhaltene Exple., Band 2 tadellos, WG 25, Köhring 35; Goed. V, 187, 27; Troemel 80, 85, 93. - Enthält den kompletten Text von Schillers Geschichte des Dreyßigjährigen Krieges in drei Folgen, Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 Illustr. Orig.-Pappbde., Band 2 mit Orig.-Schuber, 8°

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

      London: by Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1791 - 2 volumes, quarto (271 × 212 mm). Contemporary tree calf, neatly rebacked with original spine laid down, spines ruled into compartments in gilt, red morocco labels, board edges gilt. Modern bookplate to front free endpapers. A few dark marks and cracks to leather of spines, covers a little scuffed, wear to extremities, foxing to text block, 30 mm closed tear to quire Kkk vol. 1, 20 mm tear to quire Ppp vol. 1, small bit of loss to Sss vol. 1, 25 mm tear to quire Ttt vol. 2. Portrait frontispiece engraved by James Heath after Sir Joshua Reynolds, 2 engraved facsimile plates by H. Shepherd. First edition of the most famous biography in any language. This copy has p. 135, vol. 1, in the corrected state, reading "give". This is not an issue point for the whole book; some copies read "gve", but the correction was made in the press, and 1,750 copies with either state were available on publication day, 16 May 1791 (800 were sold in the first two weeks). Laid-in is a letter dated to 20 February 1930 to the later owner from Ben Abrahamson's Argus Book Shop in Chicago discussing the "give" issue point and explaining whether copies with "give constitute the first issue." He offers the opinion of the collector R. B. Adam and John T. Winterich, author of Collector's Choice, and concludes that "From the above you can see that the thing is not settled. Until recently it was generally supposed that the "gve" form indicated the first real issue, but it is far from certain that this is true." The immense task of compiling the thousands of notes Boswell had recorded on "the great man's talk, habits and opinions" was begun after Johnson's death in 1784. Made up of trifling incidents as well as the significant events in Johnson's life, the work remains a masterpiece of portraiture. "Homer is not more decidedly the first of heroic poets, Shakespeare is not more decidedly the first of dramatists, Demosthenes is not more decidedly the first of orators, than Boswell is the first of biographers" (Macaulay). Boswell's reputation was further enhanced by the discovery in the early part of the 20th century of the Boswell Papers, which were stored in the Malahide Castle of Ireland for generations. What resulted from this discovery was the revelation of Boswell as an extraordinary personality in his own right; a far more complex, eccentric genius than the mere recorder of Johnson's conversations. This copy comes from the library of Thomas Philip, 2nd Earl de Grey (1781&#150;1859). Courtney 172; Grolier, English, 54; Pottle 79; Rothschild 463; Tinker 338. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Botanic Garden. [with] The Botanic Garden. Part II&#x85; The Third Edition.

      London: Johnson, 1791. 2 vols. in one, 4to, xii, 214; 126, (2); (4), ix, 197pp. With a frontispiece to each part, and 18 plates. Original boards, paper backstrips (mostly lost but a fragment of the printed label present on vol. 1); completely untrimmed as issued, with the adverts, directions to the binderand an extra printed slip in vol. 1 of directions to the binder for both vols. First four leaves and gathering Bb rather foxed (paper flaws), &#x93;Portland vase&#x94; prints offset onto facing pages, otherwise a very clean and fresh copy very rarely found thus. First edition of vol. 1 and third edition of vol. 2. With 5 plates engraved by Blake, the best known being the Fertilization of Egypt after Fuseli in vol. 1 at p. 127. It was not until the 1795 edition that the second Fuseli/Blake plate &#x93;Tornado&#x94; was published. At page 87 appears the enigmatic circular image of an African in chains titled &#x91;Am I not a man and a brother&#x92;. Bentley 450B. Essick, William Blake&#x92;s Commercial Book Illustrations, XXI.

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        Thaten und Feinheiten renomirter Kraft- und Kniffgenies. 2 Bände. Titel, 408 S.; Titel, 334 S. Mit gestoch. Frontispiz und gestoch. Falttafel. Marmorierte Pappbde um 1900 (Rücken verblichen) mit rotem Rückenschild und etwas Filetenvergoldung.

      Berlin, Christian Friedrich Himburg, 1790-1791. - Äußerst seltene erste Ausgabe der ersten Veröffentlichung des 17jährigen Schülers Tieck. Diese Räuber- und Gaunerchronik über die vier bekanntesten Räuber des 18. Jahrhunderts, nämlich Jonathan Wild, Nickel List, Carl Price und den Bayerischen Hiesel, verfasste er gemeinsam mit seinem 23jährigen Lehrer F. E. Rambach, der neben seiner pädagogischen Tätigkeit am Friedrichwerderschen Gymnasium ein erfolgreicher Autor von Räuberromanen war. "Mit der gleichen Sorglosigkeit, mit der er (Rambach) für seinen ersten Band Fieldings 'Jonathan Wild' geplündert hatte, vertraute er Tieck die Aufgabe an, das letzte Kapitel des zweiten Bandes fertigzuschreiben: 'Matthias Klostermeyer oder der Bayerische Hiesel'. War Tieck auch durch die überlieferten Berichte aus dem Leben dieses Mannes an die Handlung gebunden, so wußte er doch sein Material zu organisieren, die Erzählung mit rhetorischen Phrasen zu spicken ., um dann am Ende seinen Gegenstand mit ironisch leichter Hand fallen zu lassen. 'Modern und geschmackvoll eingekleidet' lautete das Urteil der &#130;Allgemeinen Literatur-Zeitung&#145; über diesen lobend hervorgehobenen Teil des Bandes. Es war das erste öffentliche Lob, das Tieck empfing" (Paulin, Metzler, S. 22). In seiner frühen Schaffensperiode verfügte Tieck über eine erstaunlich große Fertigkeit in der Aneignung und Beherrschung fremder Stile, die schon fast ans Parodistische grenzte und ihm oft angekreidet wurde; die 'Thaten und Feinheiten ' kündigen eine "Wendung zur Prosa an, die zunehmend mehr und schließlich zu Tiecks eigentlichster Ausdrucksweise der reifen Jahre wird" (Paulin, Metzler, S. 15). Die Kupfer zeigen die Hinrichtung eines Diebes am Galgen und die drei Maskierungen, in denen Charles Price seine Betrügereien beging. &#150; Titel mit Stempel. Teils etwas stockfleckig. Breitrandig. &#150; Goed. VI 34, 3 (Tieck) und V 521, 27, 1 (Rambach); Slg Kippenberg II 5655. Nicht bei Goedeke V 290, 12 (Hagemeister). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Ariana a Naxos. Cantata a Voce Sola. Accompagnata col Clavicembalo o Forte-Piano.

      London, John Bland for the author, [June 1791]. - Oblong folio (335 x 239 mm). 18 pp., engraved throughout Contemporary coloured paper wrappers. Signed by Haydn on the title page. Termed the "original first edition" by Hoboken. A secular cantata composed around 1789, the first edition proper was published by Artaria in 1790. The publisher Bland had visited Haydn at Eszterháza; he was instrumental in bringing Haydn to London and provided his first lodging there in January 1791. "Arianna" was performed in London in February by the soprano castrato Gasparo Pacchierotti, with Haydn accompanying on the harpsichord: "On 18 February [1791] Haydn made his first appearance in a concert in which he accompanied his cantata 'Ariana a Naxos' on the pianoforte. The success was such that the cantata's performance needed to be repeated a few days later" (cf. Huss, p. 146f.). Haydn later would regarded the two periods he spent in the British capital (1791-92 and 1794-95) as the happiest of his life. - Beautifully preserved. Hob. II, 298. RISM H/HH, 2584. Hoboken cat. 9, no. 1583 (fig. 17). Eitner V, p. 68. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Opera omnia Graece.

      - Biponti. Argentorarium. Ex typographia Societatis. 1791-An VIII. 5 volumes in-8, plein vélin blanc, dos lisses ornés, pièces de titre et de tomaison rouges, triple filets dorés en encadrement sur les plats. Edition bilingue latin/grec, traduite par Théophile Buhle, accompagnée de nombreuses notes et commentaires, du plus fameux des philosophes grecs, surnommé "Le Prince des Philosophes". "Excellente édition" précise Graesse, qui n'a pas été terminée : elle ne contient que l'Organon, la Rhétorique et la Poétique. Bel exemplaire en plein vélin. Ex-libris Dr Jean Mornet. Infimes rousseurs. Graesse I, 211. 134

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        Travels into the Interior Parts of Africa

      by way of the Cape of Good Hope; in the years 1780, 81, 82, 83, 84 & 85.Fifth edition. 2 vols in 1. Folding frontispieces & 7 plates. 12mo. Later calf, elaborately gilt. Some waterstaining to plates, owners' inscriptions on title page. 207, 204pp. Perth, R. Morison and Son,

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson. Comprehending an Account of his Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; A series of his Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations with many Eminent Persons; And various Original Pieces of his Composition, never before published. The whole Exhibiting a View of Literature and Literary Men in Great-Britain, for near half a Century, during which he flourished.

      London: Printed by Henry Baldwin, 1791.. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with misprint to p.135; 'gve' for 'give' and 'Principal Corrections and Additions' bound at the end of volume two. 2 volumes, quarto (27 x 22cm). Contemporary full dark-blue straight-grained morocco with swirl-marble endpapers, exquisitely respined to style. Light and occasional foxing, some browning to title and frontispiece. Binding is fine. A clean and attractive set. The first edition of Boswell's magnum opus, a landmark work of modern biography often labelled the greatest biographical work in English.

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        Historisch-kritische Untersuchung über das Leben und die Thaten des als Schwarzkünstler verschrieenen Landfahrers Doctor Johann Fausts, des Cagliostro seiner Zeiten. Erstausg.

      Leipzig, im Verlag der Dykischen Buchhandlung, 1791. - 176 S., 8°, Pappband d. Zt. mit handschrftl. Rückenschild Henning Faustbibl. 774; Kippenberg I,2019; Engel 107: "Eine fleißige, vorurtheilsfreie Zusammenstellung [.] Die versuchten Erklärungen der Faustischen&#130; 'Künste und Gauckeleien' sind allerdings gehaltlos und unbefriedigend"; Ackermann I/834: "Selten [.] Gibt ausführliche und bemerkenswerte Erwähnungen von Albertus Magnus, Porta, Bacon, Agrippa, Paracelsus, Cardanus und Campanella und zitiert mehrfach Goethe's Faust-Fragment." - Erste Ausgabe der seltenen, informativen Abhandlung über den historischen Faust (1480-1540), die historischen Beweise u. Fakten von den abergläubischen Spekulationen u. Legenden trennt. Köhler (1756-1820) veröffentlichte theologische u. historische Schriften. Auch Kippenberg erwähnt, dass diese Untersuchung durch Goethes Faust-Fragment von 1790 veranlasst wurde, da sie wiederholt in der Schilderung von Szenen u. psychologischen Details dem Goetheschen Faust folgt. - Etwas berieben u. bestossen; Kapitale beschabt; Vorsatzblatt gestempelt, sonst ein gutes Expl. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

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

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        A New Royal Authentic and Complete System of Universal Geography

      Printed for C. Cooke, No. 17, Pater-Noster-Row (1791) 3rd edition - Massive folio. Size 15.3 x 10 inches. Complete in one volume. 990 pages in double columns. Contemporary full calf, with raised bands on spine, & maroon. Map engraved by Thos. Bowen. In generally good condition. Some rubbing on edges, with some scuffs & chips. Front board professionally reinforced. Front endpaper, one map & a plate have tear. Four folding map have a few small tears on fore edge. Small inscription head of title page. from page 900 there is a water mark top corner. Inside a few minor marks, but generally clean & tight. Directions to the Binder list at rear does not match up correctly, there are many extra illustrations present & some that are not. It would look as if they were not bound, rather than removed. Many of the illustrations were derived from Cook&apos;s Voyages, and were the most generally available representations of the natives of the Pacific Northwest, Tasmania, New Zealand, Hawaii & the Pacific accessible to the public at the time. It is these contemporary images which make this work scarce as so many have been broken up. Frontis, 57 plates with double engravings (1 is a double of the same illustration), 24 Full page engraving plates, 10 single leaf maps, 12 folding maps. Full itemized list below. Contents: (5)-106 Book I, New Discoveries, (107)-314, Book II, Asia, (315)-460, Book III, Africa, (461)-576, Book IV, America, (577)-944 Book V, Europe, 944-947, Supplement, 947-948, Origin and Progress of the Art of Navigation, (949)-953, A General Table of Coins, (954)-959 A New Geographical Table, (960) The Superficial Contents of the Globe, (961)-980 A Guide to Geography, (981)-990 Index, + 2 pp. Directions to the Binder. This book went through 6 editions in the 1790s and was revised to reflect new discoveries and English interest in the colonization of New Holland. The book is divided along geographical lines. Much of the content deals with the South Pacific, Cook&apos;s voyages and Australia (New Holland). Complete list of illustrations; Frontis Engraving, Folding Map World Discoveries of Capt Cook Folding Chart Botany Bay New South Wales New Holland Double Page Illustration Kangaroo & Opossum Double Page Illustration A Women & A Man of Van diemen?s Land Double Page Illustration Captain Cook landing at Tanna & Fortunate of Capt Cook from the Natives of Erramangea Double Page Illustration Natives of Otaheite attacking Capt Wallis & Interview between Capt Wallis & Oberea Double Page Illustration Young Women of Otaheite Bring a present & dancing Full Page Illustration Young Women of Otaheite dancing Double Page Illustration View of the fleet of Otaheite & View of the Island of Otaheite Double Page Illustration Human sacrifice in a moral in Otaheite & Body of Tee a chief Double Page Illustration View of Island of Huaheine & View of house in Otaheite Full Page Illustration View in Anamooka Full Page Illustration man of the Sandwich Islands dancing Double Page Illustration Man & Women of Sandwich Island (Small tear) Double Page Illustration Inside & outside of a Morai in Atool Full Page Illustration Habitations & people of the Island of Atool Double Page Illustration A Canoe of the Sandwich Islands & Offering & An offering before Capt Cook in the Sandwich Islands Full Page Illustration View of Karakakooa Bay in Owhyhee where Capt Cook was killed Folding Map Illustration of Chart of the World Folding Map Illustration of Asia by Bowen Double Page Illustration Inhabitants of Somoiedia in Siberia & Wotiae Double Page Illustration of People of Tschuktschi on the coast of Asia & Capt Cook?s Men shooting Sea Horses. Full Page Illustration Kamtschadales melt the grease of fish Double Page Illustration Mode of travelling at Kamtschaika in Winter & Ostiacks methods of travelling in Winter Double Page Illustration Habits of Oriental or Eastern Tartars & Persons of Twitsikar Double Page Illustration Habits of the women of Eastern & Western Tartary Double Page Illustration Usbec Tartars & Calmuc Tartars x 2 Full Page I

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        THE LIFE Of SAMUEL JOHNSON; Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; A Series of His Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations with Many Eminent Persons; and Various Original Pieces of His Composition, Never Before Published.

      London:: Printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly,. 1791.. Two volumes. First edition, first state with "gve" p.135, Volume I. Quarto (4to), full-leather boards sympathetically recased with original contemporary mottled calf laid down over boards; spines with gilt-lettered black leather title and volume labels and gilt rule. Text blocks appear to have been trimmed approximately 1/8" on tops, bottoms and fore edges, Engraved portrait of Johnson after Sir Joshua Reynolds in Volume I and two engraved plates in Volume II, as called for. Foxing to plates and opposing pages, otherwise both volumes are quite clean, Housed in custom half-morocco slipcase and chemise. .

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        Karl Arnold Kortum, der Arzneiwiss. Doktor und Arzt in Bochum, verteidiget die Alchimie gegen die Einwürfe einiger neuen Schriftsteller besonders des Herrn Wieglebs. Erstausg.

      2 Bll., 360 S., mit Schmuckvignetten, 8, Priv. gemustertes Halbleder (frühe 20er Jahre) Ferguson I,478 Caillet 5835 Kopp II,156-162 u. 291 Schmieder 596. - "Widersprüchlich muß zunächst Kortums Verteidigung der Alchemie erscheinen. Doch besaß er nie ein Laboratorium zu Experimenten. Der Berg- und Hüttenkundige hält unter dem Einfluß Georg Ernst Stahls nicht an dem alten Stein der Weisen fest und fordert die strenge Trennung von der Medizin, doch er bleibt von der Veredlung der Metalle überzeugt und sieht - fast prophetisch - eine neue materia prima im Steinkohlenteer" (Neue Deutsche Biographie). 1791 erschien im gleichen Verlag noch das 80seitige Supplement: "Noch ein paar Worte über Alchimie und Wiegleb [...]". Auch anerkannte Autoren wie Kopp u. Schmieder setzen sich in ihren später erschienenen Werken sehr kritisch mit Wieglebs Haltung auseinander. - Carl Arnold Kortum (1745-1824), Arzt, Schriftsteller u. Heimatforscher am bekanntesten als Verfasser des 3teiligen Heldengedichts "Jobsiade". - Im Bund tlw. etwas knapp eingebunden fast durchgehend gebräunt u. braunfleckig ganz wenige kl. Anstreichungen mit Bleistift Textblock unbeschnitten, sonst ein gutes Expl. - Seltene einzige Ausg.

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        A New Royal Authentic and Complete System of Universal Geography

      Printed for C. Cooke, No. 17, Pater-Noster-Row (1791) 3rd edition. Massive folio. Size 15.3 x 10 inches. Complete in one volume. 990 pages in double columns. Contemporary full calf, with raised bands on spine, & maroon. Map engraved by Thos. Bowen. In generally good condition. Some rubbing on edges, with some scuffs & chips. Front board professionally reinforced. Front endpaper, one map & a plate have tear. Four folding map have a few small tears on fore edge. Small inscription head of title page. from page 900 there is a water mark top corner. Inside a few minor marks, but generally clean & tight. Directions to the Binder list at rear does not match up correctly, there are many extra illustrations present & some that are not. It would look as if they were not bound, rather than removed. Many of the illustrations were derived from Cook&apos;s Voyages, and were the most generally available representations of the natives of the Pacific Northwest, Tasmania, New Zealand, Hawaii & the Pacific accessible to the public at the time. It is these contemporary images which make this work scarce as so many have been broken up. Frontis, 57 plates with double engravings (1 is a double of the same illustration), 24 Full page engraving plates, 10 single leaf maps, 12 folding maps. Full itemized list below. Contents: (5)-106 Book I, New Discoveries, (107)-314, Book II, Asia, (315)-460, Book III, Africa, (461)-576, Book IV, America, (577)-944 Book V, Europe, 944-947, Supplement, 947-948, Origin and Progress of the Art of Navigation, (949)-953, A General Table of Coins, (954)-959 A New Geographical Table, (960) The Superficial Contents of the Globe, (961)-980 A Guide to Geography, (981)-990 Index, + 2 pp. Directions to the Binder. This book went through 6 editions in the 1790s and was revised to reflect new discoveries and English interest in the colonization of New Holland. The book is divided along geographical lines. Much of the content deals with the South Pacific, Cook&apos;s voyages and Australia (New Holland). Complete list of illustrations; Frontis Engraving, Folding Map World Discoveries of Capt Cook Folding Chart Botany Bay New South Wales New Holland Double Page Illustration Kangaroo & Opossum Double Page Illustration A Women & A Man of Van diemen's Land Double Page Illustration Captain Cook landing at Tanna & Fortunate of Capt Cook from the Natives of Erramangea Double Page Illustration Natives of Otaheite attacking Capt Wallis & Interview between Capt Wallis & Oberea Double Page Illustration Young Women of Otaheite Bring a present & dancing Full Page Illustration Young Women of Otaheite dancing Double Page Illustration View of the fleet of Otaheite & View of the Island of Otaheite Double Page Illustration Human sacrifice in a moral in Otaheite & Body of Tee a chief Double Page Illustration View of Island of Huaheine & View of house in Otaheite Full Page Illustration View in Anamooka Full Page Illustration man of the Sandwich Islands dancing Double Page Illustration Man & Women of Sandwich Island (Small tear) Double Page Illustration Inside & outside of a Morai in Atool Full Page Illustration Habitations & people of the Island of Atool Double Page Illustration A Canoe of the Sandwich Islands & Offering & An offering before Capt Cook in the Sandwich Islands Full Page Illustration View of Karakakooa Bay in Owhyhee where Capt Cook was killed Folding Map Illustration of Chart of the World Folding Map Illustration of Asia by Bowen Double Page Illustration Inhabitants of Somoiedia in Siberia & Wotiae Double Page Illustration of People of Tschuktschi on the coast of Asia & Capt Cook's Men shooting Sea Horses. Full Page Illustration Kamtschadales melt the grease of fish Double Page Illustration Mode of travelling at Kamtschaika in Winter & Ostiacks methods of travelling in Winter Double Page Illustration Habits of Oriental or Eastern Tartars & Persons of Twitsikar Double Page Illustration Habits of the women of Eastern & Western Tartary Double Page Illustration Usbec Tartars & Calmuc Tartars x 2 Full Page Illustration Thomas KouliKan Emperor of Persia Double Page Illustration Turkish Dresses Double Page Illustration More Turkish Dresses Full Page Illustration Mahomet Folding Illustration Map of the Ottoman Empire by Bowen Double Page Illustration Chinese Dresses Double Page Illustration Chinese Pagoda & Chinese Sepulchre Double Page Illustration Chinese Mandarins & Chinese Merchants Full Page Illustration Emperor of China Double Page Illustration Map of East Indies & Vessels on coast of Malabar (Torn) Double Page Illustration View of Scio & Temple of Juno at Samos Folding Map of Africa by Bowen Double Page Illustration King of Congo & Natives of Congo a Country in Africa Double Page Illustration St Salvador City on the River Lelunda &Travelling people of Congo in Africa Full Page Illustration Hotentot Double Page Illustration Hottentot Entertainment of music & dancing & Marriage Ceremony of the Hottentots Full Page Illustration Egyptian Pyramids with View of Nile Double Page Illustration Egyptian Sepulchre & Mummies Full Page Illustration Punishment of a butcher of Grand Cairo Double Page Illustration Algerian method of Executing a Christian & Algerian method Punishing or Criminal Folding Illustration Map of North America Full Page Illustration Map of Western Atlantic Ocean Double Page Illustration Man & Women of Prince William's Sound Full Page Illustration View of Oonalashka & the inhabitants Full Page plate with 4 small Illustrations People of Kamtschatka Full Page Illustration View of Anamooka & the inhabitants. Double Page Illustration Inhabitants in Nootka Sound & Inside habitation in Nootka Sound Double Page Illustration Whitebear & The Sea Otter Folding Illustrated Map of United States of North America Double Page Illustration A man & women Chipeways & Newdowefsies Full Page Map of West Indies Folding Illustration Map of South America by Bowen Double Page Illustration View of Potosi in Peru & View of Truxillo in Peru (Early Windmill) Full Page Illustration Boats Barks Double Page Illustration Byron & the Natives of Patagonia & People of Terra Delfuego Folding plate Illustration Map of Europe by Bowen Full Page Illustration Habits of the Groenlanders Full Page Illustration View of the Whale fishery & Killing bears Full Page Illustration Map of Sweden Denmark & Norway Folding Map of The Russian Empire by Bowen Double Page Illustration Russian Woman Double Page Illustration Russian Dresses Double Page Illustration Summer & Winter Palace at Petersburg Double Page Illustration Greek Nun & Habit of Archbishop of Russia Full Page Illustration Map of Germany Full Page Illustration Map in Seven United Provinces Double Page Illustration View of Herring Packers Tower, City of Amsterdam & Old Fort & Mount Albans. Full Page Illustration View of Admiralty Office Dock-yard storehouse Double Page Illustration View of New Chapel & Exchange City of Amsterdam & The Arsenal Full Page Illustration View of Port of flushing Double Page Illustration Ancient Dutch Dresses Full Page Illustration View of the Bastile Full Page Illustration Map of France Double Page Illustration Port of Bourdeaux & View of Brest Harbour Double Page Illustration View of Port of Rochefort & Harbour Double Page Illustration Port L'Orient & Harbour of St Malo Double Page Illustration Port of Dippe & Port of Havre-Grace Full Page Illustration Map of Spain Double Page Illustration Culprit exposed & Punishments of Prostitutes in Switzerland by dragging the sewer cart Double Page Illustration View of Bale City Switzerland & View of Zurich Double Page Illustration View of City of Zug & View of Town of Glaris Double Page Illustration Palace of Mount Alto at Naples Double Page Illustration Column of St.Mark & St Theodore Full Page Illustration Map of Italy Folding Map of Great Britain Double Page Illustration Ancient English Dresses Double Page Illustration Ancient English Dresses Full Page Illustration Map of Ireland Double Page Illustration City of Dublin Double Page Illustration Woman of the Island of Argentiera & Santorini Double Page Illustration Dresses of inhabitants of Naxia & Soldiers in Albania Double Page Illustration Women of Nio & The Romeca Dance Full Page Illustration Globes

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        Cases, With Opinions of Eminent Counsel, in Matters of Law, Equity, and Conveyancing . . . Containing, A Variety of Special Cases on the Subjects of . . . Contracts, Copyholds, Devises . . . and Other Important Branches of Law. Two Volumes. Not in Eller

      A rare example of printed collected opinions of counsel, one of three identified by John Baker, who notes the shift in which "common opinion replaces common erudition", with opinions by Blackstone, William Murray, and Dudley Rider, inter alia. Contemporary marbled boards, rubbed, rebacked, light browning, a very little foxing, new endpapers, a good clean set; the Taussig copy. Printed for E. and R. Brooke, in Bell-Yard, Temple-Bar, London, 1791.

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        Practice of the Office of Pleas, in The Court of Exchequer, Both Antient and Modern . . . With Precedents of Pleadings, Reports of Cases in Points of Practice and The Rules of Court which now regulate the Course and Practice [etc.]. Two Volumes complete

      The uncommon and much expanded final edition of Burton's treatise (prior editions tracts of less than thirty pages) building on his several decades as attorney in the Office of Pleas and upon Coke, Madox, and Prynne, though critical of all three. Contemporary calf, quite rubbed and marked, rear joint of volume one cracking but quite firm, else a good crisp clean set; the Taussig copy. Printed by A. Strahan and W. Woodfall . . . for E. and R. Brooke, London, 1791.

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        Voyages et Mémoires.

      F. Buisson, Paris 1791 - Two volumes, octavo, half-title not present in the first volume; old French sprinkled calf, spine gilt with double labels. First edition in French of this scarce narrative of a voyage in the north Pacific, particularly interesting for Alaska, Kamchatka and the Northwest. Often regarded as a distinctly odd book with its gripping account of Siberia, Kamchatka, Japan, China and the north Pacific, it is deemed by Lada-Mocarski as 'one of the early and fundamental books on the Northwest coast of America in general and on Alaska in particular'.Benyowsky's account has suffered from the time of publication until now from a perception that its narrative may not be entirely truthful. Nicholson's preface to this first edition is quite argumentative on the subject, seeking to prove its veracity by all sorts of checks against maps and other narratives. The preface has Benyowsky losing his memory, the attempted publication by subscription failing, the engraver's house burning down and thus losing many of the engravings intended for the volume (which would explain the strange gaps in numbering of the engravings), and a host of other bizarre circumstances which should perhaps come under the heading "no smoke".Even Benyowsky's nationality is (and was) in doubt. At different times he was either by nationality or service Hungarian, Austrian, Lithuanian, German, Polish and Russian. Exiled by the Russian government to Siberia for political involvements: 'with a handful of equally adventurous men, he escaped from Kamchatka by sea in 1771? The work contains interesting accounts of Siberia, the Russian fur trade, and the history, life and customs of Kamchatka. The author also describes the Kurile and Aleutian Islands, and claims to have landed on the Alaska mainland?' (Hill). 'In the Alaska-related material of this journal there is a very good general account of the Aleutian Islands, and a history and description of early Russian visits to Alaska.' (Lada-Mocarski).As Howgego points out 'The composer Boieldieu would later write a comic opera based on Benyowsky's exploits, including his escape from Kamchatka. Catherine the Great took the opera very seriously, deciding that the settlement of exiles in the Siberian northeast jeopardized Russia's situation there'. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Carta Executoria) in favour of Don Antonio de las Cagigas Castillo y Santelices, Natural y originario de esa dicha villa de Escalante, y residente en la ciudad de Buenos Ayres en los nuestros Reynos de Indias

      Valladolid & Aranjuez, Spanish Royal Chancery 1791 - Carlos IV. King of Spain (1788-1808) Confirmation of noble status (Carta Executoria) in favour of Don Antonio de las Cagigas Castillo y Santelices, Natural y originario de esa dicha villa de Escalante, y residente en la ciudad de Buenos Ayres en los nuestros Reynos de Indias: y su Procurador en su nombre, se ócurrió a la nuestra corte y chancillería que està, y reside en la ciudad de Valladolid Valladolid, 9 May 1791. Calligraphic manuscript in sepia ink on paper within 3 line borders. Folio. [1 blank + 1 leaf : recto with full-page drawing of genealogical tree and town view below] + 273 pages on 137 numbered leaves (last page blank) compris¬ing: first page with stamp of royal arms and remains of wax seal, signed twice by Manuel Barradas on verso, full-page drawing of royal arms of Spain within ornamental rococo border, dated 1791 in right tailend corner, 6 quar¬ter-page decorative cartouches, 22 exquisitely drawn initials with surrounds of delightful topographical views, last page of text with royal heraldic stamp and signatures of 3 officials: Francisco Berruego y Portillo, José Mendoza, and Fernando Manuel Velluti. (Bound with:) Real Provision de Hidalguia . Por parte de D[o]n Antonio de las Cagigas Castillo, y Santelizes con un pedimento Aranjuez, 15 April 1792. Manuscript in ink on paper penned in a large chancery hand. Signed at end : Yo El Rey and coun¬tersigned by the royal secretary Silvestre Collar,.and seven other officials; mark of original wax seal. [4] leaves. Royal oval seal stamp in left top corner of first page. Contemporary red morocco with gilt borders. Seven compartments of spine richly decorated in gilt; edges gilt; sides rubbed; corners worn. Royal confirmation of noble status for Antonio de las Cagigas from Escalante, Spain, son of Antonio de las Cagigas of Santander and Juana del Castillo Santelices, who had sailed to Spanish America from El Ferrol in 1784 to become an outstanding administrator in Buenos Aires. The beautifully ornamented document, written in a fine chancery hand, contains the petition made by Felipe Perez on Cagigas&#146;s behalf to the royal chancery at Valladolid with the support of Juan Félix de Ganzio y Palacio, and Francisca de las Cagigas Castillo, nephew and sister of Cagigas, both from Escalante. The greater part of the volume contains testimonials by the scribe, Bernardo de Oceso, sworn statements, records of marriages, betrothals and baptisms, and authenticated copies of tax-lists relating to the Cagigas&#146;s ancestors. A small inkstain on 2 leaves not affecting text, otherwise in excellent original condition throughout. Bound at the end is a royal approbation of additional documents submitted by Manuel Garcia Navas in the name of Antonio de las Cagigas issued to ensure that the patent of noble descent will be acknowledged in the kingdoms of the Indies. Antonio de las Cagigas had made a rapid career in the government of Buenos Aires: by 1790 he was treasurer to the police department; successively acting as commissioner of municipal paving, excise, and lighting, he first introduced street lighting to the city; in 1799 he became Syndic of the Buenos Aires Chamber of Commerce. Cagigas' main claim to fame in Argentine history, however, is his contribution to the defence of the city against the attempted British Invasion of 1807, when he directed the digging of trenches for placing cannon in the streets and in the plaza, and provided the lighting necessary for the night march of 2nd July undertaken by the local militia. His estate at Barracas, west of Buenos Aires, became famous as a point of confrontation with the British troops advancing across the Riochuelo river towards the city (see Vicente Osualdo Cutolo, Nuevo Diccionario Biográfico Argentino, Bue¬nos Aires 1969), II, p41). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Spanish manuscript reports on the slave rebellion 1791

      Manuscript in Spanish, secretarial hands in ink. Documents numbered 1, 2, 699, and 804 (in duplicate). Together 16pp plus blanks. Folio. All in fine condition. 2 September - 26 November,

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        Voyages et Mémoires...

      Paris: F. Buisson, 1791. Two volumes, octavo, half-title not present in the first volume; old French sprinkled calf, spine gilt with double labels. First edition in French of this scarce narrative of a voyage in the north Pacific, particularly interesting for Alaska, Kamchatka and the Northwest. Often regarded as a distinctly odd book with its gripping account of Siberia, Kamchatka, Japan, China and the north Pacific, it is deemed by Lada-Mocarski as 'one of the early and fundamental books on the Northwest coast of America in general and on Alaska in particular'.Benyowsky's account has suffered from the time of publication until now from a perception that its narrative may not be entirely truthful. Nicholson's preface to this first edition is quite argumentative on the subject, seeking to prove its veracity by all sorts of checks against maps and other narratives. The preface has Benyowsky losing his memory, the attempted publication by subscription failing, the engraver's house burning down and thus losing many of the engravings intended for the volume (which would explain the strange gaps in numbering of the engravings), and a host of other bizarre circumstances which should perhaps come under the heading "no smoke".Even Benyowsky's nationality is (and was) in doubt. At different times he was either by nationality or service Hungarian, Austrian, Lithuanian, German, Polish and Russian. Exiled by the Russian government to Siberia for political involvements: 'with a handful of equally adventurous men, he escaped from Kamchatka by sea in 1771... The work contains interesting accounts of Siberia, the Russian fur trade, and the history, life and customs of Kamchatka. The author also describes the Kurile and Aleutian Islands, and claims to have landed on the Alaska mainland...' (Hill). 'In the Alaska-related material of this journal there is a very good general account of the Aleutian Islands, and a history and description of early Russian visits to Alaska..' (Lada-Mocarski).As Howgego points out 'The composer Boieldieu would later write a comic opera based on Benyowsky's exploits, including his escape from Kamchatka. Catherine the Great took the opera very seriously, deciding that the settlement of exiles in the Siberian northeast jeopardized Russia's situation there'. A fine copy.

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        Dictionnaire raisonné universel d'histoire naturelle, contenant l'histoire des animaux, des végétaux et des minéraux, et celle des corps célestes, des météores

      - Lyon. Bruyset. 1791. 15 volumes in-8, pleine basane racinée, dos lisse orné, pièces de titre en maroquin rouge, de tomaison en noir Illustré d'un frontispice. Quatrième édition, revue et considérablement augmentée par l'auteur. Belle série. Quérard X, 31. 6064 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Pierre PREVOST]
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        VOYAGE DE MONSIEUR LE VAILLANT DANS L&#146;INTÉRIEUR DE L&#146;AFRIQUE PAR LE CAP DE BONNE-ESPERANCE DANS LES ANNÉES 1780, 81,82,83,84 & 85 ET SECOND VOYAGE.

      Benoit Le Francq 1791 - LE VAILLANT FRANÇOIS. VOYAGE DE MONSIEUR LE VAILLANT DANS L&#146;INTÉRIEUR DE L&#146;AFRIQUE PAR LE CAP DE BONNE-ESPERANCE DANS LES ANNÉES 1780, 81,82,83,84 & 85 ET SECOND VOYAGE. Bruxelles, Benoit Le Francq, 1791, 2 volumes in-8 (21.5x13.5cm), XX-274 et 287pp. Récit du premier voyage en Afrique de Le Vaillant (1753-1824) effectué de 1780 à mars 1783. Illustrations : Tome 1 : frontispice, 3 bandeaux et 1 cul de lampe + 5 planches hors texte dont 2 dépliantes ; tome2 : 1 bandeau + 6 planches hors-texte. Exemplaire bien complet de ses 12 planches dont celle de la Hottentote dite « au tablier » et des 2 planches de Girafe « Mâle » et « Femelle » qu&#146;il décrivit pour la première fois et en importa un spécimen en France. Avec au tome 2 un vocabulaire d&#146;histoire naturelle en français hollandais-hottentot. Second voyage : Bruxelles, Le Francq, 1797, 3 volumes XXXII-181pp-(2)-264pp.-2-327pp.-(1). Illustré de 22 planches dont plusieurs dépliantes. Reliure uniforme du premier et deuxième voyage reliés plein veau, dos lisse orné, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge, liserés d&#146;or sue le plats, petite tâche d&#146;humidité, très bel exemplaire. Fisrt and second travels of François Le Vaillant, 5 vols in-8° (21.5x135mm), illustrated with 34 plates, many folding. This scarce edition was printed in Brussels. Classic and very important narrative of South Africa, set beautifully bound in contemporary calf gilt back. (P1: 5B) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Im Perraud]
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        VOYAGE DE MONSIEUR LE VAILLANT DANS L'INTÉRIOR D'AFRIQUE, PAR LE CAP DE BONNE-ESPÉRANCE DANS LES ANNÉES 1780, 81, 82, 83, 84 ET 85 AVEC FIGURES

      chez Benoit Le Francq Imprimeur-Libraire rue de la Magdalene, Bruxelles 1791 - Two volume set. Demy 8vo (22cm); xx, 274 pp; engraved frontispiece, titlepage and headpiece, then three plates and two folding plates; (ii), (288) pp; engraved titlepage, head and tailpieces and six plates; binder's instructions concerning placement of plates at the back of vol.2; contemp, calf bindingwith five gilt garlands to the spine and tow black labels on each vol. (one chipped on v.1); joints of spines on each volume cracked but firm enough. Contents remarkably fresh and clean, with not a hint of spotting on browning of any kind. Ex.libris Elizabeth Thorold, with her bookplate. A near-Fine set. François Levaillant (later known as Le Vaillant, meaning 'The Valiant') was a French explorer, naturalist, zoological collector, and ornithologist. He described many new species of birds found in Africa and had a number of birds named after him. He was sent via the Dutch East India Company to Cape Province of South Africa in 1780 where he collected numerous specimens until July 1784 when he returned to Holland. In all he made three journeys to Africa, one around Cape Town (April to August 1781), one eastwards from the Cape (1781-82) and the last north of the Orange River into Great Namaqualand (1783-84). An illustrative map of his travels was published around 1790 for King Louis XVI with the cartographic elements of the map made by Perrier and the insets of animals and landscapes by Van Leen. The birds were by Reinold. Sixty two pictures of fauna and flora appeared on the map. As a traveller in Africa, Le Vaillant described the African people without prejudice expounding Rousseau's view of the "Noble savage" and condemnation of civilisation. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DISCOVERIES OF THE FRENCH IN 1768 AND 1769, TO THE SOUTH-EAST OF NEW GUINEA, with the subsequent visits to the same lands by English Navigators, who gave them new names.

      London, printed for John Stockdale, 1791.. To which is prefixed, an historical abridgment of the voyages and discoveries of the Spaniards in the same seas. By M.***, formerly a Captain in the French navy. Translated from the French. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION 1791. 4to, approximately 290 x 230 mm, 11½ x 9 inches, 11 folding maps and charts including frontispiece, 1 folding plate of arms, utensils and instruments, pages: xxiv, 323, (1) - Errata and Directions to the Binder, lacking half - title, bound in half brown morocco over marbled boards, gilt dividing lines, raised bands to spine, gilt ruled compartments, gilt lettering, all edges yellow, marbled endpapers. Small light scrape to 1 corner piece, tiny bump to 1 corner, large bookplate of HENRY LUKE WHITE OF NEW SOUTH WALES, pastoralist, philanthropist, book collector naturalist etc (1869 - 1927) on front pastedown, See Australian Dictionary of Biography, articles about him can also be found on Google, remains of tiny label at lower edge, faint ink name and date 1840 on title page, pale foxing to frontispiece and title page, page 49 and final text page lightly browned, 2 pages have strip of browning in top margin very small light ink stain to 1 margin, otherwise contents clean, faint browning and foxing to folding charts, 2 slightly misfolded, margins of some lightly foxed. A very good copy. First published in Paris in 1790, this is an account of the French discovery of the Solomon Islands. It includes an appendix containing an extract from a memoir concerning the existence and situation of the Solomon Islands; presented to the Royal Academy of Sciences, Jan. 9, 1781, by M. Buache. "Fleurieu was a French politician and scientist... and a pioneer in the promotion and early history of French South Seas exploration. This work principally concerned with the achievements of Bougainville and Surville, sought to justify the originality of French discoveries in those seas, which were disputed by English navigators." National Maritime Museum Catalogue, Volume I No. 561; Cox Travel II, page 304; Ferguson, Bibliography of Australia Volume I, page 45, No. 105; Hill, Pacific Voyages, Volume I page 105, Sabin, Dictionary of Books Relating to America, 24749; Bibliography of Captain James Cook, editor M.K. Beddie, page 240, Numbers 1300-1303MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Dictionnaire raisonné universel d'histoire naturelle, contenant l'Histoire des animaux, des végétaux et des minéraux, et celle des corps célestes, des météores, et des autres principaux phénomènes de la Nature ; avec l'Histoire des trois règnes, et le détail de leurs productions dans la Médecine, dans l'Economie domestique et champêtre, et dans les Arts et Métiers [.] par M. Valmont-Bomare [.]. Quatrième édition, revue et considérablement augmentée par l'Auteur.

      - Lyon, Bruyset Frères, 1791. 8 volumes in-4, frontispice au tome 1, reliure de l'époque plein veau, dos ornés, tranches rouges (la moitié des coiffes avec manques ou arasées ; 2 mors fendillés, un mors fendu avec manques de cuir ; dos un peu frottés ; intérieur très frais). Edition in-4, peu courante, complète en 8 volumes. * Ouvrage lourd, 14 kg + * Voir photographies / See pictures. *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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        Practice of the Office of Pleas, in The Court of Exchequer, Both Antient and Modern . . . With Precedents of Pleadings, Reports of Cases in Points of Practice and The Rules of Court which now regulate the Course and Practice [etc.]. Two Volumes complete

      London: Printed by A. Strahan and W. Woodfall . . . for E. and R. Brooke, 1791. Contemporary calf, quite rubbed and marked, rear joint of volume one cracking but quite firm, else a good crisp clean set; the Taussig copy The uncommon and much expanded final edition of Burton's treatise (prior editions tracts of less than thirty pages) building on his several decades as attorney in the Office of Pleas and upon Coke, Madox, and Prynne, though critical of all three

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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