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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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        Résultats extraits d'un ouvrage intitulé: De la richesse territoriale de la France; ouvrage dont la rédaction n'est point encore achevée: remis au Comité de l'imposition par M. Lavoisier....

      Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1791. ____ Edition originale, très rare. Lavoisier, le premier, s'efforce d'établir les comptes de la nation française. Cet ouvrage n'a jamais été achevé. "L'importance et l'originalité de cette étude économique sont aujourd'hui reconnues. Lavoisier y apparaît comme un praticien rigoureux de l'arithmétique politique, et le précurseur de la statistique nationale." (J.-P. Poirier, Lavoisier, p. 283). Page de titre salie. *****. In-8. Collation : II, 48 pp. Cartonnage de l'époque....

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        An Account of the Principal Lazarettos in Europe; with various Papers Relative to the Plague: Together with Further Observations on some Foreign Prisons and Hospitals; and additional remarks on the present state of those in Great Britain and Ireland.

      London: J. Johnson, C. Dilly and T. Cadell, 1791. Quarto, with 22 engraved plans and views (18 of them folding) and a large folding table; bound without the half-title in contemporary sprinkled calf, flat spine banded in gilt, red morocco label; an excellent copy. The second edition, with substantial additions, of Howard's second great book, published posthumously. The additions were made by John Aikin, as instructed by Howard, from his notes, in order to complete his life-work on the study of institutions of detention. This study took place at precisely the period of the transportation system and was of great consequence in beginning a more humane approach to all aspects of imprisonment and detention, from hulks and gaols to convict ships, quarantine stations, mental hospitals and the entire apparatus of transportation in general, including a re-examination of the philosophy behind institutions of secondary punishment.Following the publication of The State of Prisons, in 1785 John Howard began the final phase of his work, journeying for fifteen months throughout western and southern Europe inspecting Lazarettos (which term encompassed mental hospitals as well as quarantine stations and hospitals for the treatment of plague victims or "lazars"). After the first edition of this work appeared in 1789 he set out again for the continent, travelling through the Netherlands, Germany and Poland, but dying of fever in southern Russia, where he was buried.Howard's work as a whole represents a huge leap forward in the development of the public health movement, and had ramifications throughout the institutional world. His newly humane approach included a significant new approach to hygiene and cleanliness, which would impact on the general management of ships as well of course as the day-to-day running of convict vessels.During his extraordinarily active life Howard had 'travelled approximately 50,000 miles, notebook in hand, visiting prisons, hospitals, lazarettos, schools and workhouses, speaking with authorities, measuring rooms and even tasting the provisions. His life can be described as one extended tour of prisons and hospitals. His investigations culminated in the publication of the State of the Prisons in England and Wales (1777) and An Account of the Principal Lazarettos in Europe (1789). These volumes presented the layout and organisation of prisons and lazarettos, as well as conditions inmates faced, whether good or bad' (Science Museum, London; online resource).The Howard League for Penal Reform, still an active and influential body, carries on his work today.From an entirely different point of view, an oddly interesting note appears here in the "Directions to the Book-binder": "N.B. I would just hint to the book-binder, that as this work is printed with a full page, in order to be uniform with my last publication, it may be proper to cut off as little as possible at the top and bottom of the leaves" Front joint splitting but quite firm.

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        Discoveries of the French in 1768 & 1769, to the South-East of New Guinea, with the subsequent visits to the same lands by English Navigators, who gave them new names. To which is prefixed, an historical abridgment of the voyages and discoveries of the Spaniards in the same seas.

      London: John Stockdale, 1791. Quarto, with 12 folding charts; in contemporary polished half calf, marbled boards., An attractive copy of the first English edition of the great work on the French discovery of the Solomon Islands.As might be expected given its connection to Governor Phillip's Voyage to Botany Bay, this was published by John Stockdale, publisher of both Phillip and of many other works on New South Wales and the First Fleet. Some browning and offsetting to the plates; hinges a bit chipped and worn, but still very firm, a little bumped and rubbed, inoffensive mark to base of spine. A very good copy.

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        Autograph note to the London publisher Thomas Cadell.

      London: 10 February 1791. Manuscript in ink on a single piece of paper, originally folded, 140 x 233 mm. A fascinating early expression of interest in Botany Bay, by an eighteenth-century figure of renown, and a close relation to Watkin Tench: Tench's second cousin writes to London to acquire books on New South Wales, at a time when Tench himself was still in Port Jackson.Tarleton's pursuit of the earliest books on the new colony at Botany Bay evidently reflects a wide family interest: by the time of Tench's second book published in 1793 no fewer than nine copies were subscribed by different branches of the Tarleton family.There would have been a personal relationship between Tarleton and Tench, who were both of an age, and who both left England as young men to join the American War of Independence. The Tarletons were a prominent merchant family in the Liverpool region of England. Their own ships traded in the West Indies, Africa and America and were no doubt involved in the huge slave trade of the period which contributed to the wealth of the city of Liverpool. They were also major sugar importers from the West Indies. As a soldier, General Banastre Tarleton was one of the best-remembered and most-hated British officers to fight in the American war. He rose spectacularly through the ranks to be given independent command of the British Legion before the age of twenty-four. It was during the capture of Charleston in 1780, in which he employed unusually ruthless and cruel tactics, that he gained the epithet "Bloody Ban", which stuck with him for life. Tarleton returned to England in 1782 as a hero and became a member of the Prince of Wales' inner circle, a member of Parliment and was knighted in 1790. At the time he wrote this note to his publisher Thomas Cadell, the great travel and exploration publisher of the late eighteenth century, Tarleton would have been aware that Watkin Tench had been active in setting up the convict settlement at Port Jackson from 1788. Tench had arrived in Port Jackson on the convict ship Charlotte on 20 January serving a three-year tour of service at England's newest colony after his work in the American war. Perhaps it was also in relation to Tarleton's parliamentary duties that he required information on the fledgling colony of Botany Bay. Dated only three years after settlement, Tarleton's note reads: 'Colonel Tarleton's compliments to Mr Cadell & wishes him to find as soon as possible, all the pamphlets that have been published relative to South Wales [sic] or Botany Bay... '.At this early date only a handful of publications dedicated to Botany Bay had appeared, including the first of Tench's works, A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany Bay... published in London in 1789. Whilst Cadell had only been involved in a couple of related publications, Tarleton would naturally have turned to his own publisher in the Strand to gather the information he required. Top corner restored.

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        The Botanic Garden; A Poem, in Two Parts. Part I. Containing The Economy of Vegetation. Part II. The Loves of the Plants'

      London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1791. Two parts in one volume, quarto, with separate title-pages to each part, two frontispieces, one engraved vignette in Part II, and 18 engraved plates, of which nine in Part I (four folding) and nine in Part II;; an excellent copy in a handsome contemporary binding of polished crimson calf with a gilt border, spine lettered and ruled in gilt. A beautiful copy of Erasmus Darwin's verse epic, his first major literary work, admired by Walpole and praised in a joint poem by Cowper and Hayley. Grandfather of Charles, Erasmus Darwin was a physician, philosopher and poet; Coleridge called him the 'first literary character in Europe'. This book is best known as a precursor to the work of his famous grandson in propounding a sort-of evolutionary theory. It was issued in two parts "The Economy of Vegetation" and "The Loves of the Plants".It has an interesting connection with the first settlement at Botany Bay. Darwin's poem "Visit of Hope to Sydney Cove, near Botany Bay" was written to accompany the medallion made by Josiah Wedgwood from clay sent by Joseph Banks from Botany Bay. An engraving of the medallion was used to adorn the title-page of Phillip's Voyage. Wedgwood sent one of the medallions to Erasmus who replied that 'I have received great pleasure from your excellent medallion of Hope. The figures are all finely beautiful, and speak for themselves... ' (Smith, The Sydney Medallion). Both the medallion and Darwin's poem portray, in allegorical form, Hope encouraging Art and Labour, under the influence of Peace, to give security and happiness to an infant settlement. The Wedgwood medallion makes another appearance in this book, appearing as an engraving opposite a new reference in verse to Botany Bay, while a note describes how the Wedgwood medallion was 'made of clay from Botany Bay; to which place he sent many of them to shew the inhabitants what their material would do, and to encourage their industry... ' (p. 87).While it was Erasmus' grandson Charles who shook the world with evolutionary theory, his grandfather Erasmus had actually been an earlier explorer in the subject - 'to elaborate upon the implications of the 'promiscuous' animals of New South Wales [and to use] the idea of this promiscuity as the basis for his theory that all life derived from primeval filaments, such promiscuous intercourse between different filaments giving rise to the extant species of animals... ' (Finney, To Sail Beyond the Sunset). Darwin's scientific speculations, including his ideas on the generation of life, influenced Mary Shelley, and through her, science fiction writing.William Blake seems to have engraved at least five of the plates (see Bentley, p. 547), although only one of them - the striking "Fertilisation of Egypt" after Fuseli - is signed. Blake was probably also responsible for the four engravings of the Portland Vase.Not recorded by Ferguson, despite its obvious Australian relevance. This copy comprises the first edition of part I: 'The Economy of Vegetation' and the third edition of part II: 'The Loves of the Plants'. Some slight offsetting from the plates and very light foxing to a few leaves.

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        The Genuine Life and Trial of George Barrington, from his birth, in June, 1755, to the Time of his Conviction at the Old-Bailey, in September, 1790, For robbing Henry Hare Townsend, Esq. of his gold Watch, Seals, &c.

      London: W. Clements & J. Sadler, 1791. Octavo in fours, with wood-engraved frontispiece. Very rare: the second issue of this scarce pamphlet celebrating the misdeeds and famous speeches from the dock of Australia's most famous convict. This is one of the earliest and most cheaply produced of the Barrington pieces, rarely seen complete with its frontispiece which depicts Barrington picking the pocket of Townsend.This copy is in characteristic condition for such an ephemeral work: in addition to the usual general soiling, there is a contemporary inscription - now partly cropped - in ink on the blank recto of the frontispiece: 'John Bell His Bo[ok] March 28 1797'. Frontispiece cropped by an early binder, title repaired, contemporary owner's inscription in ink, partially obliterated, withal a good copy in recent quarter calf.

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        An Historical Disquisition Concerning the Knowledge which the Ancients had of India; and the Progress of Trade with that Country prior to the Discovery of the Passage to it by the Cape of Good Hope.

      First edition. London: Printed for A. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1791. 4to, contemporary calf neatly rebacked, gilt rules and lettering. Two large folding maps. Half-title present. ¶ An interesting history of ancient India and its relations with the world of the Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians. Very nice copy.

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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.

      chez Prault, Barba, Cercle Social, Huet., chez Garrigan. 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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         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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        Encyclopediana, ou dictionnaire encyclopédique des Ana

      Chez Panckoucke. First Edition. According to the preface, it complements Methodical Encyclopedia edited by Panckoucke. Full sheepskin brown time. Back to nerves decorated with nets. Part of title in red morocco. A small loss in head and tail. Friction. Traces of old restorations corners and tail. First three leaves (including leaf guard) wrinkled. The Anas, who is particularly flores seventeenth are collections of various thoughts, anecdotes and jokes, put in the greatest disorder and to the public as an intellectual entertainment. The originality of this book is to have them together in the dictionary, but cite the author. The whole becoming a monumental ana that can and browse from beginning to end, with pleasure, surprise and education: it should be noted that the spotlight is made to the story and the characters. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Panckoucke à Paris 1791 in-4 (20x26cm) relié

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        Geschichte der Reisen, die seit Cook an der Nordwest und Nordost-Kuste von Amerika, und in dem nördlichsten Amerika selbst von Meares, Dixon, Portlock, Coxe, Long u.a.m. unternommen worden sind. Aus dem Englischen.

      Berlin: Voss, 1791. Three volumes, quarto, with four folding maps and 27 engraved plates.; contemporary marbled calf gilt. The first edition of this highly important work, an extensive account of discoveries and exploration of the Northwest coast of America from the time of Captain Cook. Forster had of course sailed with and extensively written about Cook and continues to do so in commentary here. An earlier much slighter work (Geschichte der Entdeckungen und Schiffahrten im Norden, Frankfurt, 1784) had also dealt with discoveries on the Northwest coast, and that earlier work appeared in both English and French versions. This very much more substantial study did not appear in translation and seems to be rare in institutional collections. It is the only copy of the work that that we have handled for sale. Forbes gives a detailed account of the contents of the three volumes and notes that it is 'an early and imprtant compilation of voyages to the Northwest Coast containing the voyages of Meares, Mortimer, Portlock and Dixon. In volume I, the "Enleitung" contains under the title "Chronologische Nachricht von den Entdeckungen an der Nordwestkuste von Amerika" a series of essays and other commentary by Forster reviewing the history of Northwest Coast explorations, including early explorers such as Juan de Fuca, the Russians and the Spanish, Captain Cook, George Dixon, John Meares and James Colnett, with notes on the difficulties between England and Spain over control of this area'. In good crisp condition. Spines of bindings somewhat worn and joints wearing but strong; of three small oval numbering-pieces one is original, one a replacement, and one missing.

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        ENCADERNAÇÕES ARTÍTICAS ARMORIADAS. SÉC. XVIII. SCULTURE DEL PALAZZO DELLA VILLA BORGHESE

      - DETTA PINCIANA. PARTE I [+PARTE II]. ROMA. MDCCXCVI [1791]. Obra em 2 volumes. In 8º (de 21x14 cm) com 43, 30, 29 gravuras e 64, [i] pags + 26, 14, 21, 13, 13, [vi] gravuras e [i], 100 pags. Encadernações artísticas da época, inteiras de pele de pele de carneira, com finos ferros decorativos a ouros nas lombadas; ferros rolados em esquadrias das pastas e nos seus filetes; e com super-libris armoriados em todas as pastas com o brasão do 1º Duque de Palmela. Corte das folhas carminado. Obra representando a estatuária dos deuses, dos imperadores, das personagens principais da história clássica presentes nos jardins do Palácio da Villa Borgese. Location/localizacao: 6-AF-C

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        Le mécanisme de la parole, suivi de la description d'une machine parlante et enrichie de XXVII planches.

      Vienne, Bauer & se trouve chez J. V. Degen, 1791. ____ Edition originale, très rare. Le livre a été publié dans le même temps en français et en allemand. Illustré d'un portrait et de 26 planches hors-texte. Kempelen (1734-1804) établit la première monographie sur la synthèse du langage et décrit par le menu la première machine parlante basée sur une étude élaborée de la voix humaine. Cette version française semble beaucoup plus rare que celle en allemand. Provenances : - Giovanni Battista Costardi (signature). Directeur de l' Istituto Milanese di Stato per sordomuti de 1847 à 1861. Il est l'auteur de plusieurs ouvrages sur les sourds-muets : ("Dissertazione didattico-scientifica sulle cause che ritardarono finora il progresso e perfezionamento dell'arte d'istruire i sordomuti, 1858"). Un cachet très pâle sur le titre. Bon exemplaire.***** First edition. "Mechanism of Human Speech with the Description of a Speaking Machine". This book has been published in French and in German at the same time. The French version seems the rarest of two. Illustrated by a portrait and 26 engraved plates. " While the Turk the Chess-player was constructed in six months since Kempelen promised it to Her Majesty Maria Theresa, the construction of the speaking machine demanded more than twenty years and still he could not consider it to be finished. This machine had to produce the letters and syllables, even the words and short sentences almost in every European language. Related to the work a treatise was published by J. V. Degen in Vienna in 1791 in German and French titled Le Méchanisme de la parole, suivi de la description d'une machine parlante (Mechanism of Human Speech with the Description of a Speaking Machine), which proves, that Kempelen's speaking machine was neither a mystification nor a mechanical toy, while the principle, which underlied a construction of a chess automaton still remained unknown. In any case the book Mechanism of Human Speech confirmed outstanding Kempelen's capacities to reason profoundly in abstract philosophical concepts and to affiliate them with exact technological and constructional thinking. (...) Nonetheless, the extensive treatise Mechanism of Human Speech by W. von Kempelen represents a unique work in the history of phonetics, which profoundly influenced later development of the science of sonic aspect of language and which thus deserves as great publicity as possible. (...) Kempelen's machine was not in fact a " speaking machine " in a real sense of the word, but a mechanism for production of speech sounds, words even sentences. An accurate hearing was needed to operate the machine, because vocals and many consonants had to be continually controlled. A degree of openess of a mouth cavity and the period of oscillations of a sound with consonants were not mechanically determined. (...) Kempelen's speaking machine may be interpreted as a cognitive model. Disregarding purely psychical components following parts (stages) may be identified in a communicative process: neurophysiological, organogenetical (articulative), auditorial (external, middle and internal ear) and again neurophysiological (competent sections of central nervous system) in perception. Kempelen's machine serves as a model for articulatory and partly acoustic stage, and his significance resides especially in this double modelling. A pure articulatory modelling would not possess a genuine scientific value, it would be simply only an imitation of observed articulatory processes. Acoustic modelling uncovered a relevance of properties of cavities and provided a scientific information on speech processes." (Slavomir Ondrejovic). In-8. Collation : Portrait, XII, 464, (4) pp., 26 planches hors-texte. Demi-basane brune, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure du début du XIXe.).

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        Beschreibung des Morgenlandes und einiger andern Länder. Band I: Beschreibung von Egypten (Ägypten) / Band II: Vom Heiligen Lande, Syrien, Mesopotamien, Cypern und Candien (Palästina, Syrien, Mesopotamien, Zypern und Candien [Kreta] / Band III: Das erste Buch. Von den griechischen Inseln des Archipelagus - Das zweite Buch. Von Kleinasien - Das dritte Buch. Von Thracien und dem Griechenlande - Das vierte Buch. Anmerkungen über einige Theile von Europa - Das fünfte Buch. Anmerkungen über Deutschland, Böhmen, Ungarn, Istrien und einigen andern Orten in Wälschland - Das sechste Buch. Geographische Anmerkungen (Das erste Hauptstück: Anmerkungen, welche die alte Erdbeschreibung betreffen / Das zweite Hauptstück:- Reiseregister durch Europa / Das dritte Hauptstück: Beschluß, nebst Anmerkungen über das Reisen, über die Gewohnheiten und Sitten, wie auch über die großen Veränderungen der Dinge) - Register zu dem ganzen Werke. / Neue Ausgabe nach der englischen Grundschrift genau durchgesehen und verbessert von Johann Friedrich Breyer Hochfürstl. Brandenburgischen Hofrath, und ordentlichen öffentlichen Lehrer der Weltweisheit auf der Friedrich-Alexanders-Universität Erlangen und mit Anmerkungen erläutert von Johann Christian Daniel Schreber Hochfürstl. Brandenburg Onolz- und Culmbachischen Hofrath, und Prof. der Kräuterwissenschaft und Oekonomie auf ermeldeter Universität.

      Walthersche Buchhandlung, , 1791. 3 Bände (vollständig) mit 155 von 179 Kupfertafeln. Erlangen, Walthersche Buchhandlung, 1791 - 1792. 24,8 x 20,5 cm. Band 1: Gestochenes Frontispiz, 8 ungezählte Blätter Vorrede, XXXII Seiten Vorrede mit Vignette in Holzschnitt, 428 Seiten und 68 (von 76) [recte 75, Tafel 33 wurde vom Verlag nicht geliefert] gestochenen Tafeln und zwei ungezählte gefaltete gestochene Tafeln / Band 2: Gestochenes Frontispiz, 4 ungezählte Blätter, zwei Vignetten in Holzschnitt, 392 Seiten und 32 (von 36) gestochenen Tafeln / Band 3: Gestochenes Frontispiz, 4 ungezählte Blätter, 408 Seiten [Paginierung springt] und 55 (von 67) gestochenen Tafeln. / Mit den 12 wunderbar erhaltenen orientalischen Pflanzen- / Kräuter - Abbildungen: Originale Ganzlederbände der Zeit auf fünf Bünden und mit vergoldetem Rückenschild. Aufgrund sehr guter Lagerung aussergewöhnlich gut erhalten und auch innen das Papier und die Kupferstiche sehr frisch und sauber. / Unusually excellent condition with only minor signs of wear. Paper and illustrations in clean and fresh condition. Zweite deutsche Ausgabe von "A Description of the East, and some other Countries" (London 1743-45). / Botanische Kupfertafeln: 1. Palma Thebaica / 2. Palma Thebaica / 3. Abutilon / Capsilum / Sisirinchium - Orientale / Coluttea Orientalis / Lunaria Fruticosa / Jacobaea Aegyptiaca / Astragalus Orientalis / Alysson / Thymus Orientalis / Chamaelium Orientalis / Azaderach / Lapathum Orientale / Mespilus Orientalis / Acer Orientalis / Quercus Orientalis / Rhamnus Orientalis / Tragacantha Orientalis / Platanus Orientalis //

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

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

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        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

      Chez Buisson. 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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        Observations On Man, His Frame, His Duty, And His Expectations. In Two Parts. To Which Are Now Added, Notes And Additions To The Second Part . Also A Sketch Of The Life And Character And A Head Of The Author (Second Edition, Enlarged)

      J. Johnson and G.G. And J. Robinson, London 1791 - (Iii), Viii, Iv, 756, (Vii). One Volume Quarto Edition, With The Blake Frontispiece, Complete With Two Preliminary And Two Final Blanks. The Beginnings Of Scientific Philosophical Psychology, Here Enlarged From The 1749 German Original With Additional Notes And A Biographical Sketch And Portrait. Original Spotted Calf, Five Bands, Morocco Label, All Compartments Tooled With Gilt Designs And Rules. Edge Wear, Front Hinge Cracked Externally But Binding Sound, Original Endpapers, Not Re-Backed, No Names Or Marks Except A Few Pencil Notes On The Front Pastedown. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historia da vida, conquistas, e religião de Mafoma, e do governo civil, e militar to Imperio Ottomano .

      Lisbon, Simão Thaddeo Ferreira, 1791. - 8°, contemporary mottled calf, spine heavily gilt; spine rubbed and missing 2 small pieces. Engraved portrait, 4 ll., 381 pp., (1 blank l.). *** FIRST EDITION; the second, Lisbon 1808, did not include the portrait. Following the life of Mohammed (pp. 1-105) are chapters on the Ottoman Empire, covering such matters as Ramadan, marriage, the religious hierarchy, the pilgrimage to Mecca, the army and navy, criminal law, officials of the civil government and the Seraglio at Constantinople.*** Innocêncio III, 393; X, 289. Not in Palha. Azevedo-Samodães 2381. Monteverde 4035. NUC: NN. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Alcuni casi ne i quali i vincoli sono utili al commercio in specie di seta e lana. Per il problema della Accademia di Firenze.

      1791. [S.l., s.n.t.], 1791, in-8, bella br. decorata coeva (dorso professionalmente reintegrato com carta coeva e molto simile all'originale), pp. 122. Prima edizione. Angolo esterno basso delle ultime 7 carte reintegrato, ma bell'esemplare. Ex-libris Pietro Buoninsegni.

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        Testacea utriusque Siciliae eorumque Historia et Anatome tabulis aenaeis illustrata, Tomus primus, Atlas

      1791 - One of the rarest and most beautiful works on shells. The main work was published in two volumes between 1791 and 1795. A third supplementary volume was published many years later by S. della Chiaje in 1826-27 containing two parts of which the last part was never finished. This third volume is one of the greatest rarity and lacking in most collections. Dance in his section bibliography 251 considers the work complete in two volumes. Only very few copies of this work have been coloured (our plates are in b/w). "In Italy and Sicily there were few collectors of any size and according to the Swiss traveller Carl Ulysses von Salis Marschlins, who wandered about the Kingdom of Naples in 1789 and published an account of the marine shells he found, there were only two persons in the kingdom who possessed a cabinet of shells worth visiting. One of these was Chevalier Giuseppe Gioeni and the other Giuseppe Saverio Poli, the tutor of the royal heir apparent of the two sicilies. Poli. is celebrated as the author of a lavishly illustrated, scientifically illuminating and extremly costly work on the molluscs of Sicily, which because it is so rare, is not widely known as it should" (Dance p. 67). Several artists such as Franc. Morelli, Casanova, Lo Manto and engravers such as Io. Brun and Scarpati contributed to the work. Poli studied with the help of the anatomist Michele Troja the molluscs of the Mediterranean. In his 'Testacea.' he outlined a new classification of molluscs based on his detailed anatomical descriptions. 1+31 pp., 18+18 b/w pls, hardcover, Folio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Maometto legislatore degli arabi e fondatore dell'Impero musulmano. Poema del canonico kav. Baccanti di Casalmaggiore vice-custode della Colonia Eridania gia' uno de' XXII colleghi d'Arcadia.

      Fratelli Bizzarri, 1791. Due volumi in 4° (mm 250x193), pp. (6), 197, (1) con (2), VI tavole incise in rame, (4), 197, (3) con VII-XII tavole incise in rame. In antiporta tavola de &ldquo,Il profeta guerriero&rdquo,. Brossura azzurra coeva, dorsi rinforzati in pergamena in epoca recente (porzione inferiore del piatto anteriore e del risguardo mobile del secondo volume abilmente restaurati). Esemplare intonso con barbe stampato su carta forte. Di grande freschezza. RARA EDIZIONE ORIGINALE di questo poema esegetico su Maometto diviso in dodici canti ed illustrato da 12 belle tavole, a piena pagina e fuori testo, disegnate da Paolo Araldi e incise da Guglielmo Silvestri. &ldquo,Scholars of the Enlightenment particularly struggled with dual impulses towards Muhammad's depiction, aspiring both to a more historically-based, objective image of the Prophet, yet also perpetuating the public appetite for romantic, exotic details&rdquo, (A. Shalem, ed., Constructing the image of Muhammad in Europe, Berlin-Boston, 2013, p. 3). L'autore nato a Casalmaggiore (provincia di Cremona), nel 1732, compiuti i quattordici anni, fu avviato per volontà paterna alla carriera ecclesiastica: prima nel seminario di Lodi e successivamente presso quello di Milano. Nel 1737 passò al seminario di Cremona, dove rimase quattro anni a studiare teologia, per poi completare gli studi a Pavia. Tramite amicizie paterne con la famiglia Valenti Gonzaga di Mantova ottenne di entrare come "minutante" negli uffici della Segreteria di stato papale, retta in quegli anni, che vedevano il pontificato del Lambertini, dal cardinale Silvio Valenti Gonzaga. Giunse così a Roma alla fine del 1741. L'autore si dedicò inoltre, con grande entusiasmo, alle feste letterarie che rallegravano la vita delle Accademie romane. Divenuto segretario della duchessa Eleonora Carlotta di Guastalla, nata Holstein, la seguì, ormai vedova, in Germania, muovendosi tra Vienna, Dresda, Berlino, Monaco e Praga, senza che tuttavia le nuove esperienze intaccassero le sue abitudini mentali e senza che l'incontro di uomini come Algarotti, d'Argens e Voltaire gli aprisse nuovi interessi e nuove prospettive. Anzi questa esperienza lo turbò e lo portò a scegliere di fare ritorno alla natia Casalmaggiore, dove ancora egli poteva aver l'impressione d'un qualche prestigio e godere d'una piccola celebrità. Catalogo unico, ITICCULO1E013060.

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        Beyträge zur Kenntniß vorzüglich des Innern von England und seiner Einwohner. 16 Stücke (in 5 Bänden).

      Leipzig, Dykische Buchhandlung, 1791 - 1796. Umfassendes, facettenreiches Werk des sächsischen Reiseschriftstellers Carl Gottlob Küttner (1755 - 1805) über die Geographie, das Wirtschafts- und Sozialordnung Englands sowie das Kultur- und Alltagsleben seiner Bewohner. Küttner, der als Hauslehrer in der Schweiz, später als Hofmeister in Engand und Irland tätig war, unternahm ausgiebige Reisen, die ihn unter anderem nach Italien, in die Niederlande und nach Frankreich sowie nach Dänemark, Schweden und Norwegen führten. Die Einbände (vor allem Rücken) etwas berieben (mit partiellem Abrieb der obersten Papierschicht), sonst gleichwohl gute, unversehrte, innen geradezu frische Exemplare Seiten sauber und fleckenfrei. Exemplare. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        Testacea utriusque Siciliae eorumque Historia et Anatome tabulis aenaeis illustrata, Tomus primus, Atlas

      One of the rarest and most beautiful works on shells. The main work was published in two volumes between 1791 and 1795. A third supplementary volume was published many years later by S. della Chiaje in 1826-27 containing two parts of which the last part was never finished. This third volume is one of the greatest rarity and lacking in most collections. Dance in his section bibliography 251 considers the work complete in two volumes. Only very few copies of this work have been coloured (our plates are in b/w). "In Italy and Sicily there were few collectors of any size and according to the Swiss traveller Carl Ulysses von Salis Marschlins, who wandered about the Kingdom of Naples in 1789 and published an account of the marine shells he found, there were only two persons in the kingdom who possessed a cabinet of shells worth visiting. One of these was Chevalier Giuseppe Gioeni and the other Giuseppe Saverio Poli, the tutor of the royal heir apparent of the two sicilies... Poli... is celebrated as the author of a lavishly illustrated, scientifically illuminating and extremly costly work on the molluscs of Sicily, which because it is so rare, is not widely known as it should" (Dance p. 67). Several artists such as Franc. Morelli, Casanova, Lo Manto and engravers such as Io. Brun and Scarpati contributed to the work. Poli studied with the help of the anatomist Michele Troja the molluscs of the Mediterranean. In his 'Testacea...' he outlined a new classification of molluscs based on his detailed anatomical descriptions.

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

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

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        Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift an Jens Baggesen datiert 1791

      - Vierseitiger eigenhändiger signierter Brief, datiert von Berlin 1.9.1791, des dänischen Diplomaten und Staatsmannes Christian Günther von Bernstorff (1769-1835) an seinen Freund den dänischen Schriftsteller Jens Baggesen (1764-1826) und seine Frau Sophie. Persönlicher und freundschaftlicher Inhalt in romantischen Ausdrücke, Bernstorff erwähnt die Erschütterung nach dem Tod seines Bruder und den Wunsch bald Berlin verlassen zu dürfen um seine Freunde wiederzusehen.

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        Die Armenierin. Junge Frau in armenischer Tracht, Büste im Profil nach links, im Hintergrund Landschaft.

      - Aquarell, Pinsel in Grau, weiß gehöht, über Bleistift, auf cremefarbenem Zeichenkarton, links unten signiert „v. Perger fecit", unten betitelt. 17,8:11,5 cm. – Verso Reste alter Montierungen. Vermutlich zu einer Serie mit Frauenbildnissen in Landestrachten gehörend. Nach seiner Ausbildung an der Wiener Akademie, war von Perger 1791/1808 Zeichner an der Wiener Porzellanmanufaktur, 1817 Hof-Tiermaler und 1825/1841 2. Kustos an der Belvedere-Galerie. Er war als Historien-, Porträt- und Pferdemaler tätig sowie als Lithograph, Stecher und Radierer.

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