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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.

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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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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        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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Braecklein]
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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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        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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        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]

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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]

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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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        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

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        An Abstract of the Evidence delivered before a Select Committee

      of the House of Commons, in the Years 1790, and 1791; on the Part of the Petitioners for the Abolition of the Slave-Trade. First edition. Folding plan of a slave ship & folding map. 8vo. Contemporary paper backed boards, slightly rubbed, paper label to spine. xxvi, 156pp. London, James Phillips,

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        Ein Klag über den Lutherischen Brandt zu Mentz.

      Mit Titelholzschnitt (wiederholt auf dem letzten Blatt) und ganzseitigem Holzschnitt (Kreuzigungsgruppe) auf der Rückseite des Titelblattes. 4 unnum. Bll. Mod. weinroter Maroquin mit Rückentitel. Im Pappschuber. 20,5 x 15,5 cm. Benzing, Hutten 157 u. Abb. S. 96 VD 16, H 6370 Goed. II, 231, 32 Böcking XXIII B 6 Weller 1791. - Einer von sechs Drucken des Jahres 1521 und eines der frühesten Erzeugnisse des Christoph Froschauers als selbständiger Drucker, noch ohne Adresse. - Auf dem Titel und wiederholt zum Schluss befindet sich eine der frühsten Darstellungen einer Bücherverbrennung. Man erkennt Mönch und Teufel sowie den päpstlichen Legaten Alexander, der die Verbrennung veranlasst hatte. - "Wie der Titel schon andeutet, hat die Verbrennung der Lutherischen Bücher zu Mainz am 29. November 1520 durch Aleander diese Verse ausgelöst. Sie sind von der lateinischen Exclamatio durchaus verschieden, berühren sich aber mit ihr in einigen Punkten. Der Tenor der zum Teil ungelenken Verse wird durch eine volkstümliche Rhetorik ausgeglichen..." (Benzing). Der Text schließt mit Huttens Motto "Ich habs gewagt". - Gleichmäßig bräunlich, kaum fleckig. Blattweiser mit leichtem Abklatsch auf dem folgenden Blatt. Breitrandiges und wohlerhaltenes Exemplar!

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        Mechanismus der menschlichen Sprache nebst der Beschreibung seiner sprechenden Maschine.

      Wien, Degen 1791.. Mit gest. Portrait von Ignaz von Born von J. G. Mansfeld nach Heinrich Füger, 26 Kupfertafeln und 1 Tabelle. 10 Bll., 456 S. Dekorativer Lederband d. Zt. mit Rückenverg. und Rückenschild. 19 x 11,5 cm. Darmstaedter 257; Engelmann 294; Honeyman 1779; Lesky 349; v. d. Linde II, 337; Poggendorff I, 1242; Wurzbach XI, 161. - Seltene erste Ausgabe der berühmten Beschreibung der Sprechwerkzeuge und der Weise, wie die in den europäischen Sprachen vorkommenden Laute gebildet werden. Die ebenfalls hier geschilderte Sprachmaschine stammt aus dem Jahre 1778. Der österreichische Hofrat v. Kempelen (1734-1804) erlangte hauptsächlich durch den von ihm konstruierten und an den europäischen Höfen erfolgreich demonstrierten Schachautomaten oder "Türken" Berühmtheit. Außerdem beaufsichtigte er den Bau des königlichen Schlosses in Ofen, das gesamte ungarische Salzwesen und die Säuberung des Banats von Räubern. Die Tafeln zeigen die teils anatomischen Darstellungen der menschlichen Sprechorgane und den Aufbau der Sprachmaschine. - Mit schönem Ärzte-Exlibris des Begründers der Phoniatrie in Deutschland, Hermann Gutzmann (1865-1922). Der bedeutende Mediziner verstarb an einer Sepsis infolge einer Stichverletzung an einer Grammophonnadel während eines Forschungsaufbaus über die Stimme. - Ecken und oberes Rückenende bestoßen. Insgesamt sehr gutes Exemplar!

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        Centum Adagia Malabarica, cum textu originali et versione latina nunc primum in lucem edita. Rome, Antonium Fulgonium, 1791.

      1791 1791 - 4to. Pp. 12. With woodcut vignette on title. Parallel text of Malayalam and Latin. Attractive contemporary patterned wrappers. First edition of this Latin translation of Malayalam proverbs. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        CONVENTION NATIONALE] - Recueil de pièces.

      - Paris. 1791-1795. 47 pièces en 1 fort volume in-8, demi-basane fauve, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre rouge. Un mors fendu.pagination multiple, table manuscrite "in fine", Recueil extrêmement complet et donnant les principales pièces émanant de la Convention Nationale ou des principaux acteurs, après une première pièce de Robespierre qui n'appartient pas à ce cadre-là. I. ROBESPIERRE. Maximilien : Discours sur la liberté de la presse, prononcé à la Société des amis de la Constitution, le 11 mai 1791. Paris. Imprimerie Nationale. [1791], 23 pp. II. VARLET. Jean : Projet d'un mandat spécial et impératif, aux mandataires du peuple à la Convention Nationale. Imprimé aux frais des sans-culotes. Paris. Chez les directeurs de l'Imprimerie du Cercle social. l792. 22 pp. MW 33205.III. Extrait du procès-verbal de la Convention Nationale, séance du 21 septembre 1792. [Paris]. Imprimerie Nationale. [1792]. 8 pp. IV. Adresse de la Société des amis de la liberté et de l'égalité séante à Chambéry, à la Convention Nationale de la République française, le 12 octobre 1792 (.). [Paris]. Imprimerie Nationale. [1792]. 3 pp. V. LOUVET DE COUVRAY. Jean-Baptiste : Accusation contre Maximilien Robespierre. Paris. Imprimerie Nationale. 1792. 15 pp. MW 22030. VI. Procès-verbaux de l'assemblée nationale des Allobroges. [1792], 78 pp.VII. MORISSON (Charles-Louis-François-Gabriel) : Rapport du Comité de législation, concernant les émigrés allobroges (.). [Paris], Imprimerie Nationale, s.d. [1792], 8 pp. MW 25294. VIII. ROBERT (François) : Opinion sur la réunion de la Savoie à la France. [Paris], Imprimerie Nationale, s.d. [1792], 12 pp. MW 29489. IX. Adresse des commissaires de la Convention Nationale, à l'armée de la République. Metz, Claude Lamort, s.d. [1792], 3 pp. X. Adresse des Anglois, des Ecossois, et des Irlandois, résidans & domiciliés à Paris, à la Convention Nationale, et réponse du président ; suivies du discours prononcé à la barre de la Convention par les députés de la Société constitutionnelle de Londres, de l'adresse de cette société à la Convention, et de la réponse du président. Séance du 28 novembre 1792 (.). [Paris], Imprimerie Nationale, s.d. [1792], 8 pp. XI. BAYLE (Moïse) : Rapport et projet de décret présentés à la Convention Nationale, au nom des comités de législation et des finances réunis, sur le traitement à accorder aux juges, grefiier et commis-greffiers du tribunal d'appel de police correctionnelle de Paris (.). Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, s.d. [1792], 6 pp. MW 2157. XII. Adresse des députés du peuple belge à la Convention Nationale, avec la réponse du président. Du mardi 4 décembre 1792 (.). [Paris], Imprimerie Nationale, s.d. [1792], 14 pp. XIII. Adresse des citoyens amis de la liberté et de l'égalité de la ville de Mons, à la Convention Nationale, suivie de la réponse du président aux envoyés de cette société, et de son adresse au général Dumouriez (.). [Paris], Imprimerie Nationale, s.d. [1792], 6 pp. XIV. Adresse d'Albert le Sarmate (ci-devant Truski, nonce polonois) à la Convention Nationale, le dimanche 30 décembre 1792 (.). [Paris], Imprimerie Nationale, s.d. [1792], 7 pp. MW 32983. XV. Adresse de la section des Champs-Elysées, arrêtée dans l'assemblée générale, du 30 décembre, pour être présentée au Conseil général de la Commune (.). [Paris], Imprimerie Nationale, s.d. [1792], 3 pp. XVI. CHENIER (Marie-Joseph) : Rapport fait à la Convention Nationale, au nom des comités d'instruction publique et des inspecteurs (.). [Paris], Imprimerie Nationale, s.d. [1793], 4 pp. MW 7288. Sur les funérailles de Michel Lepelletier de Saint-Fargeau. XVII. MERLIN DE DOUAI (Philippe-Antoine) : Rapport fait dans la séance du 14 frimaire, au nom du Comité de salut public, à la Convention Nationale, sur le bruit de paix. [Paris], Imprimerie Nationale des lois, s.d. [1793], 8 pp. MW 24954. XVIII. BUZOT (François-Michel) : Rapport et projet de décret sur la garde des 83 départemens (.). [Paris], Imprimerie Nationale, s.d. [1793], 11 pp. M

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        La Divina Commedia nuovamente corretta spiegata e difesa da F.B.L.M.C. Cantica I,II,III.

      Roma, presso Antonio Fulgoni, 1791, tre volumi in-4to legature in piena pergamena coeva, tagli rossi, pp. XXVIII-502 + 523 + XII-541 con tre frontespizi incisi che portano due medaglioni, uno col ritratto di Dante, incisi dal Pacini e tre tavole a piena pagina incise in rame che illustrano l' inferno, il purgatorio e il paradiso. Qualche normale arrossatura, piccolo foro di tarlo ai margini bianchi delle prime 25 pagine del primo volume. Strappo all,a base della legatura del piatto del secondo volume.

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        St. Clair's Expedition

      November 13, 1791. Manuscript document signed by Major George M. Bedinger ("GMB"), two pages (one leaf), 7.5" x 8.25", Fort Washington, Northwest Territory, November 13, 1791; a few fold splits, edges frayed, some light staining. An important list of officers and soldiers killed by Miami Indians during St. Clair's disastrous expedition of 1791. The return is for the companies in Major George M. Bedinger's Winchester battalion of sharpshooters. According to Colonel Winthrop Sargent, the Second U. S. Regiment, Butler's and Bedinger's battalions, the artillery and cavalry took the heaviest losses on 4 November (Guthman, March to Massacre, p. 238). The return lists 114 casualties, 50 wounded, and 113 arms lost. Lost from the ranks of officers were two captains, two ensigns, a lieutenant, and an adjutant. The Indians targeted the officers since their distinctive uniforms made them easy targets. Strategically this worked well to Little Turtle's advantage, as the inexperienced troops were left without leadership. Born in 1756, Bedinger moved to Kentucky in 1779 and settled at Boonesborough. He was adjutant in the expedition against Chillicothe (May 1779); a major in the Battle of Blue Licks (1782); and a major in Drake's Regiment (1791). His love of adventure led him to join St. Clair's expedition in 1791. After St. Clair's defeat, Bedinger remained with the army until 1793, commanding the Third Sublegion of the United States Infantry. He served in the State house of representatives of the first legislature of Kentucky in 1792, in the State senate 1800-1801, and was elected as a Republican to the Eighth and Ninth Congresses (March 4, 1803- March 3, 1807). He died on his farm at Blue Licks Springs, Kentucky, in 1843.

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        Mechanismus der menschlichen Sprache nebst der Beschreibung seiner sprechenden Maschine.

      Wien, Degen 1791. Mit gest. Portrait von Ignaz von Born von J. G. Mansfeld nach Heinrich Füger, 26 Kupfertafeln und 1 Tabelle. 10 Bll., 456 S. Dekorativer Lederband d. Zt. mit Rückenverg. und Rückenschild. 19 x 11,5 cm. Darmstaedter 257; Engelmann 294; Honeyman 1779; Lesky 349; v. d. Linde II, 337; Poggendorff I, 1242; Wurzbach XI, 161. - Seltene erste Ausgabe der berühmten Beschreibung der Sprechwerkzeuge und der Weise, wie die in den europäischen Sprachen vorkommenden Laute gebildet werden. Die ebenfalls hier geschilderte Sprachmaschine stammt aus dem Jahre 1778. Der österreichische Hofrat v. Kempelen (1734-1804) erlangte hauptsächlich durch den von ihm konstruierten und an den europäischen Höfen erfolgreich demonstrierten Schachautomaten oder \"Türken\" Berühmtheit. Außerdem beaufsichtigte er den Bau des königlichen Schlosses in Ofen, das gesamte ungarische Salzwesen und die Säuberung des Banats von Räubern. Die Tafeln zeigen die teils anatomischen Darstellungen der menschlichen Sprechorgane und den Aufbau der Sprachmaschine. - Mit schönem Ärzte-Exlibris des Begründers der Phoniatrie in Deutschland, Hermann Gutzmann (1865-1922). Der bedeutende Mediziner verstarb an einer Sepsis infolge einer Stichverletzung an einer Grammophonnadel während eines Forschungsaufbaus über die Stimme. - Ecken und oberes Rückenende bestoßen. Insgesamt sehr gutes Exemplar! Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        La Divina Commedia nuovamente corretta spiegata e difesa da F B L M C Cantica I,II,III

      Roma, presso Antonio Fulgoni, 1791, tre volumi in-4to legature in piena pergamena coeva, tagli rossi, pp. XXVIII-502 + 523 + XII-541 con tre frontespizi incisi che portano due medaglioni, uno col ritratto di Dante, incisi dal Pacini e tre tavole a piena pagina incise in rame che illustrano l' inferno, il purgatorio e il paradiso. Qualche normale arrossatura, piccolo foro di tarlo ai margini bianchi delle prime 25 pagine del primo volume. Strappo all,a base della legatura del piatto del secondo volume.

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        John Hancock

      February 23, 1791. Broadside: An Act to suspend…"An Act for the Limitation of Personal Actions, and for avoiding Suits at Law.", 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: "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…" Small paper loss to the upper left corner repaired; very slight foxing and age toned. Very good.

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        Het vaderland, met geheel nieuw geteekende en gekleurde kaarten van iedere provincie, de generaliteits-landen en de geheele republiek, en zeer gewigtige vaderlandsche afbeeldingen.

      - Amsterdam, Johannes Allart, 1791. 23 x 14 cm. In halfleer gebonden [enigszins ongaaf]. Hardcover. Met 9 uitslaande gekleurde kaarten van Holland & West-Friesland, Utrecht, Gelderland, Zeeland, Generaliteits-Landen, Overyssel, Groningen en Ommelanden, Friesland en Der Verëigde Gewesten. Plus 8 gravures [ hele pagina ]. Roodverguld titellabel. XI, 655 pag. Benedenhoek geknipt uit de titelpagina. GOED EXEMPLAAR [ Geschiedenis (History) / Dutch Antiquarisch ] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Onomatologia chymica practica oder vollständiges practisches Handbuch der Chemie in alphabetischer Ordnung zum Nutzen und Gebrauch für Ärzte, Apotheker, Fabrikanten, Künstler und andere Personen. Unter der Aufsicht und mit einer Vorrede von Johann Friedrich Gmelin.

      Ulm, Stettinische Buchhandlung, 1791 - 5 Bll. 722 Sp., 14 Bll. Erste und einzige Ausgabe dieses seltenen chemischen Lexikons von Absorbentia bis Zincum unter der Aufsicht von Johann Friedrich Gmelin verfasst. - Ferguson I, 457. Ferchl 270. - Heinrich Wilhelm Kels (1759 - 1792) war erst Apotheker in Hannover, studierte 1787-1791 Medizin in Göttingen und Helmstädt und wurde dann zweiter Wundarzt der holländischen-westindischen Compagnie in Surinam, starb aber bereits am 15. Juni 1792 in Bellair. Das alphabetisch geordnete Lexikon behandelt eine Vielzahl von Metallen, Mineralien Lösungen, Säuren, Stoffe usw. aus chemischer aber auch alchemstischer (diese wird eher aus historischen Gründen und durchwegs kritiisch behandelt) Sicht. Enthält eine lateinisches und deutsches Register. - Etw. gebräunt und fleckig. Titel mit Quetschfalten, Widmungslatt ca. 0,5 cm im rechten Rand beschnitten (ohne Textberührung). *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 500 8°. Pp. der Zeit mit Rückenschild (gebräunt und etw. fleckig, Deckel leicht verogen, etw. bestoßen). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        WEBSTER'S CALENDAR: or, The Albany Almanack, for the Year of Our Lord 1792.; From the Creation 5741..

      Albany: Printed by Charles R. and George Webster, 1791. 1st printing thus (Drake 5997; Evans 23829). Period brown full calf binding. Joints split, with much extremity wear & front board nearly detached. Black leather owner label to front board, "S. A. Coffin." Binding: Fair to Good. Paper age-toned, with tear to bottom edge of title leaf (minor loss); other tears & wear. Paper flaw D1. A Fair copy.. Unpaginated, though 34 pages. NB. OCLC records 36 pages, so evidently lacking the last leaf. Page 17 begins the "Constitution of the State of New York, established by the Convention, authorised, and empowered for that purpose, April 20, 1777." Wood engraving of "Frederic Baron Trenck, Loaded with 68 pounds weight of Irongs in the Dungeon of Magedburg.", bound in prior to title leaf. 12mo. OCLC records five holdings: NYHS, AAS, the Library Company, Harvard & the Huntington. A sammelband of 12 almanacks, Tavistock Books' Inventory IDs 44639 - 44648; price is for the entire volume of 12 publications [2 not identified, lacking title leaf].

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        William Wilberforce

      This Portrait of William Wilberforce esq MP for the County of York Engraved from a Picture Painted by J Rising for the Right Honbl. Lord Muncaster is will all Respect dedicated to the Chairman and Committee of London and to all the Societies for the abolition of the Slave Trade throughout Great Britain... Engraving measuring 505 by 355mm. Trimmed to plate mark & laid down on card. London, October 1st,

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        William Pitt

      , 1791. 1791. The author of the document "Mr.Irving to Mr. Pitt" undoubtedly refers to William Pitt. Portions of the document read: "This branch is divided into two distinct Heads namely first the direct Trade of G. Britan Secondly That part of the Trade of the British Colonies and Islands which is not carried on by a direct intercourse with the Mother Country...an extensive view of some of the most Important objects of National concern...I have taken the liberty Sir of troubling you with these remarks, upon the Rates or Estimates in this Office, in order to show that the difference between the value of Imports and Exports is very little to be depended upon, in striking the Balance of Trade, and consequently the Arguments held both in and out of Parliament, and in the voluminous writing of various Authors, upon the subject of commercial Balances, chiefly founded upon the Accounts of the Inspector Generals office...In striking the Balance between this Country & the British West Indies, there are several circumstances to be taken into consideration. To the direct Exports from hence, the value of the Goods exported to Africa ought to be added, because the Slaves purchased with those Goods on the Coast of Guinea are taken off by the West Indies...I forbear making any observation upon our Trade with the States of America...The following account will show the Effect which the restrictions they have put upon our shipping have already had on our carrying Trade to that Country...Prior to the Revolution, the Charges of Collecting the Revenues in France amounted to L 11 17 percent..."

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