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

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

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

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

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        Droits de l'Homme

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

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

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

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        THE EAST INDIA KALENDAR or ASIATIC REGISTER, For Bengal, Madras, Bombay, Fort Marlborough, China and St, Helena, FOR THE YEAR 1791

      London, printed for J. Debrett, 1791.. On a more extensive plan than any hitherto offered to the public. Containing Complete and Correct LISTS of the Company's Civil, Military, Marine, Law, and Revenue Establishments: Public Offices, Bankers, Greek, Armenian, Mogul and Portuguese Merchants: Company's Agents at Home and Abroad: with A Correct List of British European Subjects residing in INDIA, not in the Company's Service. etc. 1791, 12mo bound in sixes, approximately 155 x 90 mm, 6½ x 3½ inches, pages: xii, 1-156, bound in full speckled roan, gilt lettered morocco label to spine, gilt date at bottom of spine, double blind rules to covers. Binding rubbed, pale age-browning to title page and to outer margin of last page, pale foxing to endpapers, tiny hole to 1 page, just affecting last 2 numbers of a date, light crease to top of 1 page, otherwise a very good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Machine propose'e a' l'assemble'e nationale pour le supplice des criminelles par M. Guillotin. (Incisione all'acquatinta che raffigura la macchina)

      S. e., S. l. 1791 - Incisione all'acquatinta, cm 22 x 29. Margini intonsi. Descrizione sull'utilizzo della macchina al piede dell'incisione: Les executions se feront hors de la ville.la machine sera environne' des barrieres pour empecher le peuple. le signal de la mort sera donne'e au Boureau par le confesseur dans l'istant de l'absolution, le Boureau detournat les yeux coupera d'un couple de sabre la corde. Rara e celebre tavola che riporta in nota alla didascalia in calce all'incisione la menzione che : ' Une semblable machine a servi' au suplice de Titus Mantius romain', attestazione che, quella del medico Guillotin fu un perfezionamento di uno strumento esistente piu' che un'invenzione. Ben noti sono i fatti che portarono all'inserimentoÂÂdi questo macchina nell'ambito della procedura del codice penale. Guillotin nell'ottobre del 1789 aveva proposto una riforma del codice penale nel quale inseri', per motivi di umanita', la necessita' di adottare una macchina che sostituisse la mano del boia.L'utilizzo di un apparecchio meccanico per la pena capitale, veniva da lui considerata una garanzia d'eguaglianza che avrebbe dovuto aprire le porte a un futuro nel quale la pena capitale sarebbe stata abolita. Musee'e Carnavalet, G. 9040 ITA

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

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

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

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

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        Oeuvres

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

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        Compte de la Caisse de l'extraordinaire du 31 mars 1791 au 15 septembre 1792

      1791 - In-4° relié plein veau de l'époque, dos richement orné aux petits fers. Les coupes sont un peu frottées. Document fondamental pour la connaissance de l'assignat dont l'émission avait été confié à la caisse de l'extraordinaire. L?assignat était une monnaie fiduciaire mise en place sous la Révolution française. À l'origine, il s'agissait d'un titre d'emprunt émis par le Trésor en 1789, dont la valeur est gagée sur les biens nationaux par assignation. Les assignats deviennent une monnaie de circulation et d'échange en 1791, et les assemblées révolutionnaires multiplient les émissions, qui entraînent une forte inflation. Le cours légal des assignats est supprimé en 1797. L'Assemblée nationale constituante décide que tous les biens du clergé seront « mis à disposition de la Nation ». Ces biens seront dorénavant des biens nationaux, destinés à être mis aux enchères pour remplir les caisses de l'État. Cet apport de patrimoine, évalué entre 2 et 3 milliards de livres, constitue un gain considérable pour les finances publiques. La mise en vente est confiée à la Caisse de l'Extraordinaire, créée par le décret du 19-21 décembre 1789 et définitivement organisée le 6 décembre 1794. La vente de tant de biens prend du temps, au minimum un an. C'est un délai beaucoup trop long, les caisses de l'État sont vides. C'est ainsi qu'il est décidé de créer, le jour même de l'ouverture de la Caisse de l'Extraordinaire, des billets dont la valeur est assignée (autrement dit « gagée ») sur les biens du clergé. La Caisse de l'Extraordinaire gère les fonds provenant de la vente des biens nationaux et subvient aux dépenses du Trésor public (elle sera dissoute le 1er janvier 1793 par décret du 4 janvier 1793). La Caisse d'escompte, elle, assure les paiements jusqu'en juillet 1790 et voit ses propres effets endossés en tant qu'assignats. La loi du 15 mars 1791 ordonne l'échange des effets de la Caisse d'escompte contre des assignats, qui deviennent ainsi le seul papier monétaire. L'assignat en tant que monnaie est né. Dès le début de 1790, les premiers ratés surviennent. Le 30 mars, Anne-Pierre de Montesquiou-Fezensac déclare au sujet des assignats que c'est « le plus coûteux et désastreux des emprunts ». Le 16 et 17 avril 1790, la valeur totale de la première émission est de 400 millions de livres divisés en assignats de 1 000 livres avec intérêt de 20 deniers par jour (soit 3 % l'an). Une valeur nominale si importante ne les destine pas à servir de billets pour la population, mais à être thésaurisés par des investisseurs : certains assignats comportaient même des coupons avec intérêt et leur cotation commence à être discutée. L'idée est loin de faire l'unanimité au sein de l'Assemblée nationale constituante, qui se rappelle la banqueroute du système de Law : des députés comme Talleyrand, Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours sont vivement hostiles. Pour eux, le problème majeur de l'émission d'assignats est qu'il ne faut pas qu'il y ait plus d'assignats en circulation que la valeur réelle des biens nationaux. De plus, à cette époque, les billets sont facilement falsifiables. Au bilan, il y a donc un fort risque de retrouver en circulation une quantité trop importante d'assignats, et donc de dépréciation de cette monnaie. Les premiers assignats affichant de gros montants, l'or et l'argent métal étant thésaurisés, les espèces viennent à manquer dans la population pour les échanges courants. L'État autorise donc l'émission de « monnaies et billets de confiance » affichant de petits montants. Les frères Monneron à Paris, puis d'autres établissements et des municipalités se lancent dans ce type d'émission. La demande en assignats augmente rapidement. Le 13 septembre 1792, Pierre Didot, qui est chargé par l'Assemblée nationale législative du service de l'impression, confie le contrat à Éleuthère Irénée du Pont de Nemours qui vient d'ouvrir une imprimerie [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Anakreontos Tejoy mele Praefixo Commentario quo Poetae Gve Traditve et Bibliotheca Anacreonteia Adumbratve. Additis Var. Lect.

      Parmae In Aedibus Palatinis 1791 - Small 8vo (in rs), 148 x 102 mms., pp. [iv], cxviii, [ii], 111 [112 blank], engraved portrait vignettes on first two leaves, printed entirely in capital letters, attractively bound in full vellum, with elaborate gilt roll on cover, spine richly gilt, black leather label, all edges gilt, blue silk end-papers; a bookplate appears to have been removed from the verso of the front free silk end-paper, binding very slightly soiled, but a very good to fine copy. This edition was produced by the distinguished Italian philologist Giovanni Cristofano Amaduzzi (1740 – 1792). Brooks: Compendiosa Bibliografia di Edizioni Bodoni (1927), no. 422, noting that Giuseppe de Lama in Vita del cavaliere Giambattista Bodoni tipografo Italiano e catalogo cronologico delle sue edizioni stated that the work was soon out of print, and that 150 copies were printed on "carta ducale," 12 on "carta di Annanay," 3 on vellum, and 3 also with the Greek text on vellum. G. P. Giani, in Catalogo delle autentiche edizioni Bodoni (1948), no. 17, states that 200 copies on "carta vergata ducale" (ducal laid paper) were printed but otherwise follows Brooks. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Antiquities of Ireland (First and Second Volumes)

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

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

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

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

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

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        Allgemeine historisch-physiologische Naturgeschichte der Gewächse

      Gotha, Ettinger, 1791. - den Liebhabern des Pflanzenbaues gewidmet. Mit 1 kolorierten gestochenen Titelvignette und 36 kolorierten Kupfertafeln, 6 Blatt, 332 Seiten, etwas späterer roter Halblederband mit Rückenvergoldung, 21,5 x 13 cm, Leicht bestoßen, Rücken oben mit kleinerer reparierter Fehlstelle. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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        Celestina: A Novel in Four Volumes

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

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        Recueil de 73 pièces de l'époque révolutionnaires en Saône et Loire de 1791 à 1794 : rapports, adresses et proclamations

      1791 - In-4° relié demi-veau de l'époque, dos à cinq nerfs, entre-nerfs orné à froid. Coupes frottées sinon l'exemplaire est en très belle condition. Nous ne pouvons mentionner tous les textes, citons seulement : Alexandre de Beauharnais : L'Assemblée Nationale aux François. Proclamation décrétée dans la séance du 22 juin 1791, 8 pp. Extrait du registre des délibérations du directoire du Département de Saône et Loire. Chalons, 1791. Paginé 9-14 - - - Muguet de Nanthou : Rapport fait à l'Assemblée Nationale, en la séance du 13 juillet, au nom des comités militaires, diplomatiques, de constitution, de révision, de jurisprudence criminelle, des rapports & des recherches ; sur les événements relatifs à l'évasion du Roi & de la famille royale. Lyon, 1791, 27 pp. - - - Salle : Opinion de M. salle, député du département de la Meurthe, sur les événements du 21 juin 1791, prononcé à la tribuné de l'assemblée à la séance du 15 juillet, 8 pp. - - - Barnave : Opinion de M. Barnave, prononcée à la séance du 15 juillet. Lyon, 1791, 12 pp. . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Observations on Man 2ndedn 3 vols

      

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      

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        Alphabetum Tangutanum sive Tibetanum, bound with four other works on exotic languages.

      Rome: Congregatio de Propaganda Fide, 1773-1791. Five works in two volumes, octavo, with three folding tables; in fine condition in contemporary quarter blue calf. An attractive collection of five of the language studies and alphabets printed for the Congregatio de Propaganda Fide in Rome, which as well as fulfilling their evangelical function for the church also played an important role in the study and dissemination of non-Western languages. Each of the five works is a description of the components of a language and a specimen of typefaces to illustrate the expertise of the type foundry and their rich collections of characters. Some translations into the languages, usually religious in nature for missionary and teaching purposes, typically appear in the volumes.The contents are as follows:1. Alphabetum Tangutanum sive Tibetanum, 1773. The rare original edition of this book on the Tibetan language and alphabet, composed by the missionary Cassianus (da Macerata) Beligatti (1708-1791) who had spent 18 years in Tibet. It is partly based on the work by Georgi on the Tangut alphabet which first appeared in 1759. It was edited by the Italian philologist Giovanni Cristofano Amaduzzi (1740-1792), who as director of the congregation supervised the publication of such grammars of Oriental languages at the printing press of the Propaganda Fide in Rome. The series comprised, among others, grammars of Burmese, Hindustani, Armenian, Syriac, Arabic and Hebrew among other languages.2. Alphabetum Barmanorum seu Regni Avensis. Editio altera emendatior, 1787. Second edition of the first book printed in the Burmese language.3. Alphabeta Indica id est Granthamicum seu Samscrdamico-Malabaricum Indostanum sive Vanarense Nagaricum vulgare et Talinganicum, 1791. Original edition of this comparative study of Indian alphabets: Malabar, two variants of Sanskrit and Telugu.4. Alphabetum Brammhanicum seu Indostanum Universitatis Kasi, 1771. First edition of this alphabet important for the history of the study of Hindustani, with guidance on grammar, pronunciation and its literature.5. Alphabetum Grandonico-Malabaricum sive Samscrudonicum, 1772. Original edition of the first printed book in Europe with Malaysian characters. This work without 8 folding tables that would normally accompany it.

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        Collectanea Juridica. Consisting of Tracts Relative to the Law and Constitution of England. Two Volumes

      One of two works which Holdsworth termed Hargrave's "principal service to legal history", a rich and diverse selection of forty previously unpublished tracts from his extraordinary collection ultimately purchased and deposited in the British Library. Modern 1/4 calf, ex-library, with the ownership signature of Sir Robert Gifford, Baron Gifford, and the bookplate of Henry Bickersteth, Baron Langdale. Printed for E. and R. Brooke, Bell-Yard, Temple-Bar, London, 1791-92.

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        An Essay on the Nature and Laws of Uses and Trusts. Including a Treatise on Conveyances at Common Law; and Those Deriving Their Effect from the Statute of Uses

      First edition of the principal work of the Lincoln's Inn barrister who later served on the Real Property Law Commission, "a professional treatise of deservedly high repute", singled out by Roscoe Pound for its influence in this country's early years. Modern 3/4 crimson morocco, gilt-lettered, a bit strained and some light pencilling, else a good copy. Printed for E. and R. Brooke, London, 1791.

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        Views of the Ruins of the Principal Houses destroyed during the Riots at Birmingham.

      (J. Johnson.) 1791 Titlepage, 8 leaves of letterpress descriptive text, printed on one side only in double columns with parallel English and French text, eight aquatint plates engraved by William Ellis after drawings by P.H. Witton (plates dated 1 May 1792). Small oblong folio. Bound in is a contemporary manuscript page titled 'Extracted from the Ledger - Monday 9th April, 1792. An account of the original claims, with the verdicts given to each sufferer by the riots at Birmingham 1791'. It lists the 8 named residences detailed in the work, the amounts claimed, and what was paid out in settlement. Some light toning & foxing, several early professional repairs to small tears at fore-edge. Bound in recent half calf, marbled boards, gilt spine label.ESTC T144129. On July 14 1791 the Constitutional Society of Birmingham arranged a dinner to celebrate the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille. Joseph Priestley, according to his own account, had little to do with it. However, his sympathy for the French revolutionaries was notorious, and a well-organised mob seized the occasion to attack the homes of several dissenters, including burning Priestley's chapel and sacking his house at Fairhill, destroying his library and laboratory. The plates depict The New Meeting - The Rev. Dr. Priestley's house and Elaboratory, Fair-hill-Baskerville House, the residence of John Ryland, Esq. - Bordesley Hall, the seat of John Taylor Esq. - The house of William Hutton Esq, Saltley - The house of George Humphrys Esq. Spark Brook - The house of William Russell Esq. Showell Green - Moseley Hall, the residence of Lady Carhampton. The British Library notes that claims for compensation came to more than £35,000, but 'the weight of authority was against the dissenters' and 'no claim was allowed on behalf of the New Meeting House'. The manuscript total for claims is here recorded at £29,676, with £21,264 allowed, including a sum of £1,196 for the New Meeting House.

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

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

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        Lettre à l'auteur du Journal de Physique, avril 1784. De l'influence de l'équinoxe du printemps et du solstice d'été, sur la déclinaison et des variations de l'aiguille aimantée. [Avec : ] - Description géométrique de la France.

      Paris, Couret, 1791. ____ Première édition séparée et complète. Un premier mémoire sur ce sujet avait été publié dans le "Journal de physique". Un second mémoire, publié ici pour la première fois, a été ajouté dans cette édition. Relié en tête : - CASSINI, César-François. Description géométrique de la France. Paris, J. Ch. Desaint, 1783. 207, (3) pp. (sans la carte qui manque souvent). Première édition. Rousseurs principalement au début de la "Description". ***** First edition in book form for the first part and first one for the second. In-4. [256 x 192 mm] Collation : 64 pp., 2 planches h.-t. Veau marbré, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Remarks on forest scenery, and other woodland views, (relative chiefly to picturesque beauty) illustrated by the scenes of New-Forest in Hampshire. In three books

      First Edition London printed for R. Blamire, Strand M.DCC.XCI. [1791] First Edition of this seminal work, complete in two volumes. Tall 8vo's: [4],vii,[1],328,iv,7,[1]; [4],308,iii,[1],xxpp, with 32 leaves of tinted aquatints and soft-ground etchings by Samuel Aikin. Recent cinnamon ribbed cloth spines stamped in gilt, beige paper-covered boards. Remarkably well-preserved set: bindings pristine, pages fresh, clean and completely free of foxing with only light offsetting from the plates. Provenance: bookplates of Walter Charles James (1816-1893), 1st Baron Northbourne, laid in. James was elected to the House of Commons for Hull as a Tory. He acquired Betteshanger House, in Kent, in 1850, and commissioned George Devey to oversee extensions and alterations. James was a friend of William Ewart Gladstone and in 1884, during Gladstone's second term as Prime Minister, was raised to the peerage as Baron Northbourne, of Betteshanger in the County of Kent. Abbey, Scenery, 149. Henrey, pp. 531-32. Barbier, pp. 79-81 Fine Divided into three books, two in volume one. Trees as singular objects?specimens?the "foundation of all scenery," are the subject of book one. The second book considers trees in groups, "under their various modes of composition, from the clump to the forest." 2qazThe third book offers a lengthy appreciation of the New Forest, the tract extending from southwest Hampshire into southeast Wiltshire, created as a royal forest by William I in about 1079 for the royal hunt. In the eighteenth century, plantations were created there as a source of timber for the Royal Navy, after some 4000 oak were lost In the Great Storm of 1703. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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

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

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        Original stories from real life with conversations, calculated to regulate the affections, and form the mind to truth and goodness

      First Edition thus London printed for J. Johnson, No. 72, St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1791 12mo: viii,[4],177,[3,advertisements]pp, with six full-page copper-engraved plates (including frontispiece) designed and engraved by William Blake. A superb copy, newly rebound by Fitterer in full vellum with salmon pink morocco lettering piece gilt. Light offsetting from plates, very minor foxing, else clean and bright in a very pretty pristine binding. Bently 421A. Fine ¶First Edition illustrated by William Blake (and first to carry Wollstonecraft's name on title page). In this didactic collection of stories for children, first published in 1788, a governess teaches her two spoiled charges the virtues of charity, honesty, and selflessness. (Indeed, just before beginning work on Original Stories, Wollstonecraft was sacked from her position as governess to the aristocratic Kingsborough family in Ireland.) Following the lead of Locke, her stories stress the "significance of environment and attribute youthful corruption to social causes. Unlike her future radical work, however, it proposed not political reform as a solution to economic inequality but individual benevolence." (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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