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        Manuscript copy of Edward Gibbon's will, apparently contemporary

      1791. 4 pp. pen and brown ink on two folded sheets, Britannia watermark (c. 1791), copies of the signatures of Gibbon and the witnesses [Thomas] Pelham, [Sir] Godfrey Webster and J. Satan, and the date of subscription, Lausanne, 1 October 1791. Folio. Light creases from prior folding, paper repair to second sheet at folds. In a custom red morocco-backed slipcase and chemise. 4 pp. pen and brown ink on two folded sheets, Britannia watermark (c. 1791), copies of the signatures of Gibbon and the witnesses [Thomas] Pelham, [Sir] Godfrey Webster and J. Satan, and the date of subscription, Lausanne, 1 October 1791. Folio. "By his will [Gibbon] left the bulk of his property (thought by Edmond Malone to be in the region of £26,000) to his cousins, Charlotte and Stanier James Porten; Wilhelm de Sévery received £3000 and Gibbon's household effects in Lausanne. Sheffield had encouraged Gibbon to allow his books to be preserved as a collection at Sheffield Place 'where they would … be handed down seris nepotibus as the Gibbonian Library'. But Gibbon, as a 'friend to the circulation of property of every kind', decided instead that a public sale would be the most 'laudable' method of disposal (Letters, 3.263 and n. 15). They were bought for £950 by William Beckford, and neglected. On 20 December 1934 several hundred items from Gibbon's library were auctioned by Sothebys" (ODNB). Provenance: Robert S Pirie (bookplate, acquired from Mott, 14 July 2000)

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        An History of the Earth and Animated Nature: In Eight Volumes. A New Edition (Complete set)

      J. Nourse, 1791. Hardcover. Used: Very Good. Complete eight volume set. Decorative tree calf leather binding with gilt tooled edging. Red title labels with decorative gilt tooled designs on spine. Some labels are worn. All bindings and hinges intact. A very good set. Numerous black and white copies of copper plates. Goldsmith's work sought to draw together virtually all that was known about the planet earth, its plants and animals, and even its human inhabitants described from a biological perspective. Additional shipping may be requested.

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        RÉPONSE DES COMMISSAIRES-NATIONAUX-CIVILS, A MM. TAVIT, GRENIER, DENOZÉE, LA RUE, DONCÉ ST. PAUL ET GATIER, DE JACMEL [caption title].

      Cap Français [Saint Domingue]: Chez Batillot Jeune et Compagnie, [1791]. - 3pp., on a folded folio sheet. Very light scattered foxing, small paper weakness in bottom corner of second leaf. Near fine. Untrimmed. Dated December 29, 1791, this letter comprises a response to the municipality of Jacmel, in the south of St. Domingue, regarding the measures designed to restablish order in the French colony after the beginning of the slave uprising that had begun in August of the same year. Issued by Mirbeck, Roume, and St. Leger, commissioners sent by France to resolve the situation, the letter enjoins the people of Jacmel to lay down the arms that they have erroneously taken up, and offers peace and amnesty to all who do so. An extremely rare St. Domingue imprint, with no copies located in OCLC.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        La Constitution Francaise, Presentee au Roi par L'Assemblee Nationale, le 3 Septembre 1791 WITH: La Declaration des Droits de l"Homme

      Paris: Baudoin, 1791. hardcover. near fine. [2], 37, 4, 4, 151, 82 pages. 12mo, handsomely bound in full contemporary mottled calf (chipped at top of spine); gilt-stamped spine with leather spine labels; marbled end-papers. Paris: Baudouin, Imprimeur de L'Assemblee Nationale, 1791. First written constitution of France. Many different printings appeared within days of the original folio edition, this is likely the first 12mo edition. Included in this volume with separate paginations are: Message du Roi a l'Assemblee, 13 Set. 1791; Discours et Serment du Roi... 14 Sept, 1791; La Declaration des Droits de L'Homme et du Citoyen (Includes comparison of the laws of many peoples, ancient and modern and particularly the declarations of different American states), Paris, l'an troisieme de la liberte. Also Bound-in is another copy of the Declaration des Droits de l"Homme, Paris: Chez Baudoin, 1790.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Neuigkeiten. (Ins Deutsche übersetzt von J. R. v. Sinner u. a.).

      Walthard, 1791-96., Bern. - 2 Bde. Mit 2 gestoch. Tit., 2 gest. Front., 72 tlw. in Rötel, Bister oder Blau gedr. Kpf.-Taf. von S. Freudenberg(er) u. 143 gest. Vign. von A. Dunker. 209; 222 S. Walthard-Weigelt 41; Hayn-Got. IV, 400 F.; Fromm 16217; Lewine 339; Rümann 691. - Selten! Mit den Illustrationen der französischen Ausgabe Bern 1780-81 ausgestattete deutsche Heptameron-Ausgabe, in nur 400 Exemplaren gedruckt. "Die Illustrierung vertraute man Freudenberger und Dunker an. Freudenberger, durch seinen achtjährigen Aufenthalt mit der französischen Genrezeichnung und Buchillustration aufs gründlichste vertraut, mußte sich vortrefflich für die Aufgabe eignen. die schönen ganzseitigen Kupfer wirken dann auch durchaus französisch. Dunker versah das Werk mit hundertvierundvierzig Vignetten, die zu dem Schönsten dieser Gattung zählen" (Lanckoronska-Oehler II, 187 ff.) und der zeitgenössische Kunstkritiker Wagner urteilte (in Lanckoronska-Oehler) über die Vignetten "Es läßt sich nichts Geistreicheres und Pikanteres in der Erfindung und Zeichnung, nichts was nur immer der strengste Kenner Schönes, Markiges, Zartes und Vollkommenes von der Radiernadel fordern kann, leisten, als hier Dunker [.] geleistet hat. Schwerlich wird man in einem anderen Werk dieser Art einen so großen Reichtum an malerischen Gedanken, eine so unermüdete humoristische Künstlerlaune, eine solche Mannigfaltigkeit antreffen". - Die Schlußvignetten nach der 9. Erzählung nicht gedruckt, deshalb 143 statt der 144 angegebenen Vignetten. - In Bd. 2 fehlt das gestochene Frontispiz und der gestochene identische Titel wie in Bd. 1, dafür ist der abweichende Titel "Reine Margrithe Deutsch 1796" vorhanden. - Einband berieben und bestoßen, Name auf Titel von Bd. 1, S. 165/66 in Bd. 2 mit kleinem Eckabriss (ohne Textverlust), teilweise etwas fleckig, die Kupfertafeln und Vignetten in klaren, kräftigen Abdrucken. Marmor. Pp. mit goldgepr. roten Rck.-Sch.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inge Utzt]
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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. The Sixth Edition. 3 volumes, octavo (209 × 126 mm). Contemporary speckled calf neatly repaired, gilt banded spines, red morocco labels, yellow edges. Contemporary bookplates of Charles Wilkes. Scattered foxing but a nice set. Sixth Edition. Smith's great work was first published in 1776.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Observations and remarks in a journey through Sicily and Calabria, in the year 1791: with a postscript, containing some account of the ceremonies of the last holy week at Rome, and of a short excursion to Tivoli

      London : Printed for John Stockdale, Piccadilly, MDCCXCII 1791 - 306, [2] pages, large folding map at front. Bound in full contemporary leather with maroon moroccan spine label. Gilt lettering to spine. Hardcover. Clean, unmarked pages. Moncada 1092; Pine-Coffin 791/1; ESTC T88126 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
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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

      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

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

      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

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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. 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.. 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'.

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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

      W. Clements & J. Sadler, London 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

      London, printed for A. Strahan, and T. Cadell in the Strand and E. Balfour at Edinburgh, 1791 - XII, 364 Seiten + 12 Seiten Index, 2 Faltkarten, XII, 364 pages + 12 Pages Index + 2 folding maps Buchschuber aus Karton (berieben, bestossen, oben etwas eingerissen), weinroter Halbledereinband (neu eingebunden), berieben, Ecken/Kanten bestossen, minmal fleckig), Vorsatzblätter ebenfalls neu, Schnitt verfärbt und fleckig, Seiten leicht vergilbt, leicht randlädiert, ein paar Quetschfalten, leicht altersfleckig,ein paar kleine Eselsohren, ab Seite 261 am Blattrand Buchwurmlöcher bis zum Ende des Buches, anfangs vereinzelt, zum Ende des Buches hin stärker löchrig, kein Textverlust, 1 Seite mit Bleistiftnotizen am oberen Blattrand, Karten vergilbt, fleckig, verknickt, randlädiert, gerissen, Quetschfalten, Buch in altersgemäß gutem Zustand, nur die Karten sind recht zerfleddert slipcase (carton, rubbed, torn on the upper side, a little damaged), Half leather, wine red, new binding, rubbed, slightly damaged, slightly stained, endpapers renewed, edges colored and a little stained, pages yellowed, some spots (due to age), some wrinkles, some small dog ears, wormholes at the margin ( beginning with a single whole at page 261, increasing, at the end of the book about 1x2 cm, no loss of text) , pencil notes at the upper margin on the 1st page, maps yellowed, stained, foldings, wrinkles, marginal damaged, some tears, book in good condition due to its age, but maps tattered Sprache: Englisch [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        History of the Progress and Termination of the Roman Republic [Six Volumes]

      Printed and Sold By J. J. Tourneisen, BASIL 1791 - Half-Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. In six volumes [8.25x5.25 inches], the books are in exceptionally nice condition, with very minor restorative work to several of the spine heads. The contemporary boards are lovingly worn, leather corners gently bumped. Leather spines are in top shape with contemporary labels and gilt decorations. Some dampstaining on end papers. Pages crisp but faintly browned, but little foxing. Professional tissue repair to a tender back hinge in Volume I. Title page has a penned inscription in a neat hand stating: "Great Valley Library" and then the name Sarah Davis. This private library was located in Paoli, Pennsylvania. No Maps in this edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        REPONSE DES COMMISSAIRES NATIONAUX-CIVILS, AUZ PERSONNES REUNIES A LA CROIX-DES-BOUQUETS [caption title]

      Cap Français [Saint Domingue]: Chez Batillot Jeune et Comp., 1791. 10pp., gathered in loose sheets. Quarto. Very light scattered foxing. Near fine. Untrimmed. Dated December 21, 1791, this letter responds to one from December 8, sent by the administrating council of the rebel army, and inveighs against a rebel appeal to the non-white population of the western province of St. Domingue. The letter, issued by Ignace-Frédéric de Mirbeck and Roume de Saint Laurent as commissioners to resolve the crisis, rejects the legitimacy of the council, its proclamations, and their justifications for the rebellion, and urges obedience to French law. Rare, as is all printing from the Caribbean, with no copies in OCLC, and not in Roquincourt.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Untitled chart of the Bay of Fundy and southwestern Nova Scotia]

      printed and sold by John Norman, [Boston 1791 - Copper-engraved sea chart. Rare American sea chart of the entrance to the Bay of Fundy, Passamaquoddy Bay and the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia. The American Pilot was the second marine atlas published in America, preceded only by Mathew Clark's virtually unobtainable A Complete Set of Sea Charts (Boston 1790). It was originally published in 1791 by John Norman, and new editions of the Pilot appeared in 1792 and 1794. After John Norman's death, his son, William, brought out editions in 1794, 1798, 1801, and 1803. Despite the seemingly large number of editions, The American Pilot is one of the rarest of all American atlases, and only a small handful of copies were published in the eighteenth century. Wheat and Brun (pps. 198-199) locate just ten complete copies for the first five editions: 1791 (Huntington, Harvard); 1792 (LC, Clements); 1794(1) (LC, JCB, Boston Public); 1794(2) (Yale); 1798 (LC, Boston Public). The present untitled chart from Norman's American Pilot principally depicts the entrance to the Bay of Fundy, but also shows the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia and the mainland North American coast as far south as Machias Bay. Wheat & Brun 98; Bosse, "The Boston Map Trade of the Eighteenth Century" in Mapping Boston , pp. 49-52.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Elements of Dyeing. 2 volume set

      London: J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church-Yard. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed. Minor staining on top edge of volume one with no text impact. 1791. First Edition in English. Brown hardback leather cover. 220mm x 130mm (9" x 5"). xxxvii, 302pp; v, 384pp. Fold out engraved plate. Translated from the French. .

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        Historia natural, general y particular

      Viuda de Ibarra, Madrid 1791 - "HISTORIA NATURAL, GENERAL Y PARTICULAR, ESCRITA EN FRANCES por el Conde de BUFFON, Intendente del Real Gabinete, y del Jardin Botanico del Rey Christianisimo, y miembro de las academias Francesa y de las Ciencias". Madrid, Viuda de Ibarra. MDCCLXXXXI (1791) A MDCCCV. (1805). En 4º, encuadernados en pasta. 21 Vols., 487 láminas en color, grabados por Selma y otros grabadores según dibujos, por ejemplo de Maella. PALAU, 36750. Tomo I a Tomo XVIII. Historia natural, general y particular. Tomo XIX. Indice. Tomo XX y Tomo XXI. De los quadrupedos oviparos y las culebras. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Erste Linien der Kameralwissenschaft

      Frankfurt am Main, bei Barrentrapp und Werner 1791 - Ein Band in kl. 8vo; (4), 4, 444 Seiten; Pappband der Zeit, neu mit marmorierten Papier im Stile der Zeit bezogen, etwas Rückenvergoldung und neues Rückenschild im Stile der Zeit, nicht berieben oder bestossen, Exlibris auf Innenseite Vorderdeckel „G.C. von Fechenbach“, innen sehr sauber und frisch, ein sehr gutes Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe. B.S. Nau (1766-1845) war Professor für Polizeiwissenschaften und Statistik in Mainz. Sein Werk Erste Linien der Kameralwissenschaft steht ganz auf dem Boden der damals in Deutschland vorherrschenden kameralistischen Lehre. In seiner Schrift geht er nicht auf die inzwischen weit verbreiteten Lehren und Erkenntnisse von Adam Smith ein. Das Werk behandelt Bergbau, Landwirtschaft, Forstwirtschaft, Technologie und Handlungswissenschaft. Roscher S. 602, Stammhammer Finanzwissenschaft S. 33, Humpert 823 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Plan y decreto de erección y dotación de curatos del Arzobispado de Sevilla.

      Imprenta Mayor De Sevilla, Sevilla 1791 - Rúbrica final del autor. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Antonio Azorín]
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        Geographisches Statistisch-Topographisches Lexikon von Schwaben oder vollständige alphabetische Beschreibung aller im ganzen Schwäbischen Kreis liegenden Städte, Klöster, Schlösser, Dörfer, Flecken, Höfe, Berge, Thäler, Flüsse, Seen merkwürdiger Gegenden u. s. w. mit genauer Anzeige von deren Ursprung, ehmaligen und iehigen Besitzern, Lage, Regimenstverfassung, Anzahl und Nahrung der Einwohner, Manufakturen, Fabriken, Viehstand, merkwürdigen Gebäuden, neuen Anstalten, vornehmsten Merkwürdigkeiten u. s. w.

      Ulm. Stettinischen Buchhandlung.1791, 92. 2 Bde. Ein dritter Band erschien 1797. 22 x 14 cm. VIII, 987, 1270 S. Original Pappeinbände mit roten Buschnitt. Leicht fleckig u. teils wenig Wasserfleckig. Ecken teils wenig bestoß. Rückenschilder kaum noch vorhanden. Mit 1 hübschen gestoch. Frontispiz (zeigt die Gegend zwischen Tennbron und Weiler im Wirtenbergschen Amte Hornberg) und Titelvignette.; - Papier leicht gebräunt, mit Exlibris Honsell, eine Seite verstärkt, Titelblatt leicht fleckig, sonst fast fleckenfreie Exemplare. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Baden-Württemberg; Lexika; Schwaben, Geographie; Orts- und Landeskunde

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson,

      London: by Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly,, 1791. Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological OrderÂ… The Whole Exhibiting a View of Literature and Literary Men in Great Britain for Near a Century During Which He Flourished. In Two Volumes. 2 volumes, quarto (270 × 212 mm). Contemporary full tree calf, spines gilt in compartments with two coloured morocco labels to each, sides bordered with a gilt roll, red speckled edges. Portrait frontispiece engraved by James Heath after Sir Joshua Reynolds, 2 engraved facsimile plates by H. Shepherd. Neat 19th-century rebacking to style, slight rubbing to extremities and a few scratches to boards, edges a little darkened, some very few spots to occasional leaves and mild offsetting at the endpapers, faint residue of removed bookplates to both volumes; still a very good copy, sound and presentable. First edition, first state, of the most famous biography in any language. The immense task of compiling the thousands of notes Boswell had recorded on "the great man's talk, habits and opinions" was begun after Johnson's death in 1784. Made up of trifling incidents as well as the significant events in Johnson's life, the work remains a masterpiece of portraiture. "Homer is not more decidedly the first of heroic poets, Shakespeare is not more decidedly the first of dramatists, Demosthenes is not more decidedly the first of orators, than Boswell is the first of biographers" (Macaulay). Boswell's reputation was further enhanced by the discovery in the early part of the 20th century of the Boswell Papers, which were stored in the Malahide Castle of Ireland for generations. What resulted from this discovery was the revelation of Boswell as an extraordinary personality in his own right; a far more complex, eccentric genius than the mere recorder of Johnson's conversations. This copy has p. 135, vol. 1, in the uncorrected first state, reading "gve". Some copies were corrected in the press to "give", and 1,750 copies in either state were available on publication day, 16 May 1791 (800 were sold in the first two weeks).

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        ORDENANZAS DE LA M.N. Y M.L. CIUDAD DE VITORIA CONFIRMADAS POR EL REAL CONSEJO DE CASTILLA. Ordenanzas con que se gobierna la REAL JUNTA Y CASA DE MISERICORDIA de la M.N. y M.L. CIUDAD DE VITORIA,( En el mismo ejemplar, seguido además de 74 pp manuscritas de época con diferentes consideraciones).

      BALTASAR DE MANTELI, IMPRESOR DE LA REAL SOCIEDAD BASCONGADA 1791 Y 1797, Vitoria - 31x21 cm.169 pp, 3 hh de índice.24 pp.74 pp.Buena encuadernación en plena piel,pasta española, con tejuelo rojo y nervios dorados en el lomo.Escudo de la ciudad grabado en ambas portadas.Algunas manchas en márgenes que en algunas páginas se mezclan con el texto aunque, este, es perfectamente legible en su totalidad.Buenos márgenes. Buen estado. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Zerstreute Blätter. Mischaufl. 6 Bde.

      Gotha C W Ettinger -97 1791 - Kl.8°. Hldr. d. Zt. mit roten Rückenschildern, Rverg. u. marmor. Deckeln. Schulte-Str. 54/50. Goed. IV/1, 730 f., 82. Vgl. Borst 500. Vgl. W. G. II 663, 51. Mischauflage: Bd. 1-3 in der 2., neu durchgesehenen Auflage, Bd. 4-6 in der 1. Auflage (=Erstausgabe); die Bände 4 bis 6 sind laut Schulte-Strathaus nur in der 1. A. erschienen. - Stempel auf fliegendem Vorsatz. Vorsätze leimschattig. Ecken teils angestoßen. Bd. 1: Rückdeckel mit Wurmgang. Dennoch einheitlich gebundene und dekorative Serie. Gewicht (Gramm): 1500 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        VIAGGIO D'ANACARSI IL GIOVINE NELLA GRECIA verso la metà del Quarto Secolo avanti l'Era Volgare.

      Zatta 1791 - 1793 (Codice AN/2250) In 16° (17,5 cm) 12 voll., LXVIII - 3.957 pp. complessive. Immaginoso itinerario, piacevole pretesto narrativo ricco di notizie sull'antica cultura greca. Il B., dotto archeologo francese, erudito numismatico e grande studioso delle antichità classiche (1716 - 1795), dedicò all'Anacarsi 30 anni di lavoro riversandovi tutta la sua dottrina (Passigli, I/315). L'opera ebbe grandiss. successo e traduz. in varie lingue. La nostra è la prima traduz. italiana; cfr. Brunet, I/675, e Graesse, I/300. Piacevole impressione veneziana ornata con 30 (su 31) carte e piante in rame,quasi tutte acquerellate e più volte ripiegate, assai belle e ottimam. conservate. Grandi margini e barbe, in parte intonso. Minime ingiall. e tr. d'uso, timbrini ex - bibl. alle sguardie bianche. Legature in bross. coeva con etichette e tit. calligr., qualche strappetto. Ottimo, genuino esemplare. Euro 700.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        25 Volumes of British Plays

      - London - John Bell 1791 - 75 British plays in 25 volumes published by John Bell. With two plates to each volume. Collated, volume X's The Orphan is lacking its two plates. ÂOtherwise complete. ÂDirect from the Regency library of Elizabeth Greenly, later Lady Elizabeth Coffin Greenly. Elizabeth Greenly, born at Titley Court, Herefordshire, was a noted and varied collector. She kept prolific diaries from 1784 until her death in 1839 which included her responses to current events and occasions in her daily life. Among the diaries many names and anecdotes of celebrities of the time appear, including Lord Byron, Marie Antoinette, Mary Wollstonecraft and Hannah More. She was known to comment on customs of foreign countries to which she and her friends had travelled, and had a keen interest in scientific discoveries and advancements including medicine and archaeology. The Greenly library contents show Elizabeth Greenly's numerous interests including: Welsh causes, Science, topography, travel, Bibliana and literature, particularly female poets. The library contains many first editions of contemporary works, and many are signed or contain her bookplate. The library contained over 1000 volumes which show the diversity and depth of her interests and give an insight into the life of this fascinating collector. ÂThese works come directly from the library of the Titley Court estate. The titles included are: VolumeÂI: Love for Love By William Congreve, Love Makes a Man or The Fop's Fortune by Colley Cibber and The Busy Body by Mrs CentlivreVolume II: The Mourning Bride by Mr Congreve, Rule a Wife and Have a Wife by Beaumont and Fletcher and The Alychmist by Ben JonsonVolume III: Love in a Village by Isaac Bickerstaff, The Beggar's Opera by John Gay and Venice Preserved by Thomas OtwayVolume IV:ÂComus, A Mask by John Milton, Maid of the Mill by Isaac Bickerstaff and The School for Fathers or Lionel and Clarissa by Isaac BickerstaffVolume V: The FairÂPenitentÂby Nicholas Rowe, Zara by Aaron Hill and Douglas by John Home. Volume VI: The Beaux Stratagem by George Farquhar, The Distrest Mother by Ambrose Philips and The Spanish Fryar by Mr Dryden. Volume VII: The Conscious Lovers by SirÂRichard Steele, Every Man in his Humour by Ben Jonson altered by David Garrick and Philaster by Beaumont and FletcherVolume X: The Orphan, Or The Unhappy Marriage by Thomas Otway, Albion Queens by John Banks and Cato by Joseph Addison. Volume XI: Oroonoko By Thomas Southern, A Bold Stroke for a Wife by Mrs Centlivre and Lady Jane Gray by N Rowe. Volume XII: The Careless Husband by Colley Cibber, The Provok'd Husband by John Vanbrugh and Boadicea by Mr Glover. Volume XVI: Tamerlane by N Rowe, The Way to Keep him by Arthur Murphy and Tancred and Sigismunda by James Thomson. Volume XVII: All in the Wrong by Arthur Murphy, The Recruiting Officer by George Farquhar and The Grecian Daughter by Arthur Murphy. Volume XVIII: Isabella or The Fatal Marriage by Southern, Constant Couple by George Farquhar and The Gamesters by Shirley and C Johnson. Volume XVIX: Cleone by R Dodsley, Ximena by Colley Cibber and All for Love by Dryden. ÂVolume XX: The City Wives' Confederacy by JohnÂVanbrugh, The Wonder by Mrs Centlivre and The Committee by Sir R Howard. Volume XXI: George Barnwell by George Lillo, The West Indian by Richard Cumberland and The Hypocrite by Isaac Bickerstaff. Volume XXII: TheÂGamester by Edward Moore, Amphitryon by Dr Hawkesworth and The FoundlingÂby Edward Moore. Volume XXIII: The Jealous Wife by George Coleman, The Refusal by Colley Cibber, The Roman Father by Mr Whitehead. Volume XXIV: The Clandestine Marriage by G Colman and D Garrick, The Drummer by Joseph Addison and The Earl of Warwick by Dr FranklinVolume XXV: She Wou'd and She Wou'd NotÂor The Kind ImposterÂby Colley Cibber, The Double Gallant by Colley Cibber and The Minor by SamuelÂFoote. Volume XXVI: The Natural Son by Richard Cumberland, The Brothers by Richard Cumberland and The Good Natured Man by Dr Goldsmith. VolumeÂXXVII [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyages de M Le Marquis de Chastellux Dans l'Amerique Septentrionale, Dans les annees 1780, 1781 & 1782 (2 vols )

      Paris: Chez Prault, 1791. Second Edition. Hardcover. G- (Ex-library, with markings and bookplates in both vols.; average edge wear to bindings, heavy corner and spine wear; pages are generally clean with foxing only present on outer pages of both vols.). 2 vols. Brown leather boards, red title and volume blocks on spines, gilt letters and decorations on spines, marbled flyleaves and marbled edges all around; 759 pp. total, 3 BW illus., 5 fold-outs. Text is in French. Title on spines: Voyage de l'Ameriqu. Here French military officer Francois-Jean de Beauvoir, the Marquis de Chastellux (1734-1788) recounts his travels in North America, from Massachusetts to Virginia. Includes two fold-out maps of his routes and three fold-outs of BW illustrations. Please note that a pagination printing error makes volume 2 seem as though it contains 251 pages when it really has 351. The page numbers advance in it from 320 to 221, and the error continues for the rest of the volume. The marbling is exquisite. Includes a boxed set of the 1963 English translation published by Chapel Hill and prepared by Howard C. Rice, Jr.

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        The Antiquities of Ireland, Volumes 1 and 2

      London; Hooper; -5 1791 - First edition, first printing. Published posthumously following the author's volumes on England/ Wales and Scotland. Volume one contains 140 engraved plates and volume two126 engraved plates. Some foxing and wear to the hinges and stitching, but the text and plates are largely unaffected. Both volumes bound in green leather with gilt titles to the spine. The bookplate of Captain Robert Jocelyn Otway (Royal Navy) is stuck on each front paste down - Robert Otway believed to be of the land owning Otway family of Tipperary. Volume one has a couple of extensive tears to the spine, but externally the volumes are generally in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Account of Some Discoveries made by Mr. Galvani, of Bologna; with Experiments and Observations on Them in Two Letters From Mr. Alexander Volta, F. R. S. Professor of Natural Philosophy in the University of Pavia to Mr. Tiberius Cavallo, F. R. S., London: Royal Society, 1793

      FIRST EDITION OF VOLTA'S ACCOUNT AND CORRECT INTERPRETATION OF GALVANI'S 1791 EXPERIMENTS ON ANIMAL ELECTRICITY. At the end of the 18th century, Volta was the acknowledged authority on electrical matters. His conclusions regarding Galvani's experiments the form of two 1793 letters written by Alessandro Volta to Tiberius Cavallo, then published in that same year in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. The letters were extracted at some point and are housed in early paper wraps. Wheeler Gift Catalogue 2493. In 1791 Luigi Galvani published his now famous study of the electrical excitation of disembodied frog legs. Galvani argued that the jerking of a leg upon completing a circuit through the crural nerve and the leg muscle was the direct result of the discharge of a 'nerveo-electrical fluid' previously accumulated in the muscle (which he supposed acted something like a Leyden jar). When Alesandro Volta first learned of Galvani's experiments he dismissed them as "unbelievable" and "miraculous". When Volta first repeated Galvani's experiments at the University of Pavia, he obtained the same results. "[He] then replicated many of Galvani's experiments, concluding that Galvani was a hero worthy of praise for his scientific acumen and conclusions. In 1792 he called his experiments 'great' and 'brilliant'. Still, Volta remained unconvinced by one this: Galvani's explanation of why the frog leg jerked. " [Volta] began to wonder whether Galvani was correct in his interpretations. The more Volta thought about it, the more he became convinced that elettricità metallica (electricity from two different metals) could explain practically all of Galvani's findings" (Finger, Minds behind the Brain, 113). By 1793 and in the two letters offered here, Volta notes that since applying the bimetallic probes to the nerves leading to the muscles, only, would also cause a contraction, the "Leyden jar" model proposed by Galvani could not be true, and a long and famous controversy started. With these 1793 letters, "Volta's short period of admiration for his compatriot had come to an end. [Here Volta] now voiced the opinion that Galvani's experiments did not prove that elettricità animale (intrinsic animal electricity) really existed. Electricity from the torpedo and other specialized fish was one thing. But electricity generated by frogs and mammals? This was unproved and probably nonsense. As far as he was concerned, Galvani and Aldini were only able to show that electricity can be a very powerful stimulus for nerves and muscles. They did not prove that muscles contract under natural conditions because of electricity intrinsic to the body" (Finger, Minds Behind the Brain, 113-114). "In the course of the [letters], [Volta] distinctly states that whilst he agrees with Galvani in considering that the convulsions of the frog, obtained with homogeneous conductors, are due to a proper animal electricity, the more powerful effects occasioned by the contact of unlike metals are caused by 'common electricity' developed at the junction, and having the nature, not of a discharge, but of a continued stream. He repeats and modifies Galvani's experiments on animals, cold and warm-blooded, and makes interesting observations on the excitement of the nerves of taste and sight by the contact of unlike metals" (Forbes, A Review of the Progress, 165). In writing of his thoughts to Cavallo, Volta noted that 'nerves accommodate in a certain manner and become unexcitable in the presence of a continuous electric stimulus'. It is clear from this statement just how close to grasping, "at least on a phenomenological level, the fundamental properties of nerve excitability as [it would later be clarified] by modern neurophysiology" (Piccolino, Shocking Frogs, 241). Going further, Volta proposes to Cavallo a hypothesis decidedly different than Galvani's - and one which was correct. Volta argues "that external electricity was generated by the contact between two kinds of metal. He claimed that the frog muscle worked only as a detector of the small differences in external electrical potential external; a kind of foil electroscope, so to say. In this way, the conclusion of his letters lie in opposition to his thoughts at the outset of the first letter. Now Volta "expresses a grave doubt whether there be any vital electricity in the matter" (Forbes). As said, "Volta was correct in pointing out that many of Galvani's preparations were flawed. Galvani, who hated controversy, understood what Volta was saying about experimental artifacts and did not deny that some of his findings could have resulted from his use of different metals. [In later experiments] he therefore set forth to demonstrate the existence of animal electricity without using different metals" (Finger, 114). The letters are of import for many obvious reasons, not least of which is that the controversy between Galvani and Volta "induced the two scientists to develop new facts and new experimental evidence in support of their own theses. It was indeed a great scientific controversy that deserves close analysis… especially for its scientific and epistemological features" (Piccolino). CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Royal Society, 1793. Extract in plain wrappers from Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol. 83, pp. 10-44 (1793). Quarto. (11.5 x 8.75 inches; 288 x 219mm). Wraps with light edgewear. Scattered foxing within (see scans) causing no loss of text whatsoever. Very good.

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        Manuscript Circular from the Treasury Department March 10, 1791, addressed to Jeremiah Olney, Collector for Providence, Rhode Island, signed by Coxe

      

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        Utopische Stadt. Kupferstich von Daniel Chodowiecki.

      1791 - 1791. Plattengrösse 25x35,5 cm. Blattgrösse ca. 28x42 cm. Unten rechts mit Bezeichnung "D. Chodowiecki". Gedruckt auf schönem Bütten. Seitlich mit kleinem Unterlegtem Riss, schöner und kräftiger Abzug in sauberem Zustand. Erschienen in: Ziegenhagen, F.H. Lehre vom richtigen Verhältnisse zu den Schöpfungswerken und die durch öffentliche Einführung derselben allein bewürkende Menschenbeglückung 1792. - Engelmann 1857/1906, 664. Seitlich mit kleinem Unterlegtem Riss, schöner und kräftiger Abzug in sauberem Zustand.

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        Man with a guitar. Lithograph in sanguine after a drawing by Eustache Bérat, of a gentleman seated on a stool, full-length, playing the guitar. Possibly a self-portrait

      Bérat (1791-1884) was a French musician and songwriter, known particularly for his virtuosity on the guitar. He was also a drawing teacher, thus the supposition that this is quite possibly a self-portrait.. 340 x 265 mm. On thin light brown wove paper. Slightly worn; some light marginal foxing; horizontal central crease; laid down to backing sheet.

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

      

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        Observations on Man 2ndedn 3 vols

      

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        Constitution Franandccedilaise prandeacutesentandeacutee au roi par lassemblandeacutee nationale le 3 septembre 1791 Dijon imprimerie de P Causse

      

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        The Constitutions of the United States, According to the Latest...

      1791. The First Post-Ratification Collection of State Constitutions, Includes the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights in Its Original Form [United States]. [Constitutions]. The Constitutions of the United States, According to the Latest Amendments: To Which are Annexed, The Declaration of Independence; And the Federal Constitution; with the Amendments Thereto. This Edition Contains the Constitution of Vermont, Not in any Former One. Philadelphia: From the Press of Carey, Stewart, and Co., 1791. [iv], 176 pp. Pages 1, 71 unnumbered as issued. 12mo. (6-3/4" x 4"). Recent period-style tree calf, blind rules to boards, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine. Some toning to text, occasional faint but unobtrusive dampstaining. Early owner signature to head of title page, interior otherwise clean. A notably handsome copy. * This is the first collection of state constitutions published after the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, and the first to contain a printing of the Constitution of the United States, with the first twelve proposed constitutional amendments, ten of which would become the Bill of Rights. A statement dated August 1791 says amendments one and two were not ratified by enough states and that the other 10 had been ratified by nine states. Virginia became the 10th state, completing the ratification process on December 15, 1791. This edition is also the first to include the Constitution of Vermont, along with those of the 13 original states: New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennslyvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 16097. Howes, USIana C716. Evans, American Bibliography 23887. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 3036.

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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

      London, printed for A. Strahan, and T. Cadell in the Strand and E. Balfour at Edinburgh, 1791. first edition XII, 364 Seiten + 12 Seiten Index, 2 Faltkarten, XII, 364 pages + 12 Pages Index + 2 folding maps Halbleder Buchschuber aus Karton (berieben, bestossen, oben etwas eingerissen), weinroter Halbledereinband (neu eingebunden), berieben, Ecken/Kanten bestossen, minmal fleckig), Vorsatzblätter ebenfalls neu, Schnitt verfärbt und fleckig, Seiten leicht vergilbt, leicht randlädiert, ein paar Quetschfalten, leicht altersfleckig,ein paar kleine Eselsohren, ab Seite 261 am Blattrand Buchwurmlöcher bis zum Ende des Buches, anfangs vereinzelt, zum Ende des Buches hin stärker löchrig, kein Textverlust, 1 Seite mit Bleistiftnotizen am oberen Blattrand, Karten vergilbt, fleckig, verknickt, randlädiert, gerissen, Quetschfalten, Buch in altersgemäß gutem Zustand, nur die Karten sind recht zerfleddertslipcase (carton, rubbed, torn on the upper side, a little damaged), Half leather, wine red, new binding, rubbed, slightly damaged, slightly stained, endpapers renewed, edges colored and a little stained, pages yellowed, some spots (due to age), some wrinkles, some small dog ears, wormholes at the margin ( beginning with a single whole at page 261, increasing, at the end of the book about 1x2 cm, no loss of text) , pencil notes at the upper margin on the 1st page, maps yellowed, stained, foldings, wrinkles, marginal damaged, some tears, book in good condition due to its age, but maps tattered Versand D: 9,90 EUR

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        Relation d'un voyage dans la mer du Nord, aux côtes d'Islande, du Groenland, de Ferro, de Schettland, des Orcades & de Norwége; fait en 1767 & 1768. Paris, Prault, 1771.

      4to. Pp. (vii), (2), 220. As often the leaf with avis and list of plates is missing. With 18 engraved maps and plates, many folding. Title printed in red and black with an engraved vignette. Some marginal staining to the last two leaves. Contemporary marbled calf, spine gilt with red title label, boards with gilt frame, rubbed and upper part of hinges with small splits, marbled egdes and matching endpapers. A handsome copy of the first edition. An account by the French naval officer Kerguelen Trémarec of a voyage in the North Sea visiting the coasts of Iceland, Geenland and Norway. The purpose of the expedition was to "give protection and encouragement to the cod fishermen on the coast of Iceland, and to preserve order among the French fishermen" (Cox). Cox ii, 21. Sabin 37616. Schiötz 527a.Provenance: Schröder Johan Henrik (1791-1852), renowned Swedish archaeologist and historian. Later belonged to Ericsberg castle, Sweden

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        Tableau Encyclopédique et Méthodique des Trois Règnes de la Nature: VERS, COQUILLES, MOLLUSQUES ET POLYPIERS.

      Paris, Agasse, 1791-1790. 5 volumes. 4to (292 x 240mm). With 392 engraved plates. Contemporary boards (4 vols.) and contemporary half calf. The complete invertebrate section of the 'Encyclopédie Méthodique' comprises 493 engraved plates. We offer the first 390 plates and 2 bis plates. We have added an extra volume with plates 287-390 on shells. These extra plates have not been included in the total count of plates. The shell section of a complete copy covers plates 160 to 471. All plates are suberbly drawn and engraved, many by De Sève, Marechal, Redouté and other famous artists of the period. 'Bruguière is chiefly remembered for his writings on invertebrates in the 'Encyclopédie Méthodique'; and his excellent work on lower animals earned him a high reputation in his day... Among the larger French collections in private hands was that of the eminent botanist Louis Claude Marie Richard, which was advertised for sale in 1819. If the advertisement is to be believed it must have been very fine indeed; for it included the valuable Hwass collection and 167 paintings of shells executed by J. Barraband, many of them being the originals from which the illustrations of the 'Encyclopédie Méthodique' were engraved' (Dance pp. 63 & 98). About 20 plates have waterstaining.//Nissen ZBI, 4621.

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        Korte aanmerkingen over het Oude & Nieuwe Testament voor ongeleerden. [with] De Apokryfe boeken.

      Amsteldam: Martinus de Bruijn 8vo (22.7 cm, 8.9"). 9 vols. O.T.: I: [4], 388 pp. II: [4], 396 pp. III: [8], [429]–1011, [1] pp. IV: [4], 624 pp. V: [2], 582 pp. VI: [4], 442, [2], [443]–656, iv pp. Apocr.: [4], 456, [4], 342 pp. N.T.: I: [4], 134, [2], 135–187, [3], 189–282, [2], [283]–514 pp. II: viii, 489, [1] pp.. 1791–98 Nine-volume set of Biblical commentary intended for laypeople rather than theologians, incorporating extensive quotations from both Testaments in Dutch. Van Hamelsveld, a Christian Hebraist, preacher, and professor of theology at Utrecht, suffered a period of unpopularity due to his political activism and association with the Patriot party, but following his death his reputation was rehabilitated. His translations of the Old and New Testaments from the original languages are well regarded, with Houtman taking particular note of the fluency and free nature of van Hamelsveld's Old Testament with respect to word choice and sentence structure. This is the first edition of the Old Testament commentary and the second of the New (which was first published in 1789–90). An entire volume is dedicated to the Apocrypha; in the other volumes, each section has a separate title-page. Scarce: OCLC locates only three U.S. holdings, one of which has since been deaccessioned. Contemporary half mottled calf with speckled paper–covered sides, spines gilt extra with gilt-stamped leather title and volume labels; rubbed, paper starting to peel at a few edges, some spines with unobtrusive chips or a gilt-stamped decoration rubbed away, one spine with portion of leather (rather bigger than a "chip") lost at head. Lower (closed) edges institutionally rubber-stamped, front pastedowns each with institutional bookplate. Page edges untrimmed. Waterstaining to upper inner portions throughout (a bit difficult to visualize the accident); otherwise, occasional minor spotting only. Vol. I of N.T. with back fly-leaf excised. Vol. I of O.T. with pencilled ownership inscription on front free endpaper, one leaf with short tear from outer margin not touching text, one blank intermediary leaf excised. Apocrypha with hole to one sectional title affecting one letter. => A sturdy set with a great deal of shelf appeal.

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        Tableau Encyclopédique et Méthodique des Trois Règnes de la Nature: VERS, COQUILLES, MOLLUSQUES ET POLYPIERS.

      - Paris, Agasse, 1791-1790. 5 volumes. 4to (292 x 240mm). With 392 engraved plates. Contemporary boards (4 vols.) and contemporary half calf. The complete invertebrate section of the 'Encyclopédie Méthodique' comprises 493 engraved plates. We offer the first 390 plates and 2 bis plates. We have added an extra volume with plates 287-390 on shells. These extra plates have not been included in the total count of plates. The shell section of a complete copy covers plates 160 to 471. All plates are suberbly drawn and engraved, many by De Sève, Marechal, Redouté and other famous artists of the period. 'Bruguière is chiefly remembered for his writings on invertebrates in the 'Encyclopédie Méthodique'; and his excellent work on lower animals earned him a high reputation in his day. Among the larger French collections in private hands was that of the eminent botanist Louis Claude Marie Richard, which was advertised for sale in 1819. If the advertisement is to be believed it must have been very fine indeed; for it included the valuable Hwass collection and 167 paintings of shells executed by J. Barraband, many of them being the originals from which the illustrations of the 'Encyclopédie Méthodique' were engraved' (Dance pp. 63 & 98). About 20 plates have waterstaining.Nissen ZBI, 4621 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Africa Secundum legitimas Projectionis Stereographicae regulas et juxta recentissimas annotationes In Sua Status Et Provinciis Divisa Per M. Brion de la Tour Geogr. Augustae Vind. Apud Iohan Michael Probst 1791.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich n. Louis Brion de la Tour b. Johann Michael Probst d.J. in Augsburg, dat. 1791, 49,5 x 57 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 463 (Johann Michael Probst the younger, 1757-1809. Engraver and publisher in Augsburg. - Zeigt Afrika als Kontinent. - Unten links dekorative Kartusche mit Krieger und Elefant. - Unten rechts Meilenzeiger. - Sehr seltene Karte mit Einzeichnungen der Schifffahrtswege von James Cook. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das Buch vom Aberglauben. [Erster] und Zweyter Theil [von 3]. Neue verbesserte Aufl. u. Erstausg.

      (1) Leipzig, im Schwickertschen Verlage, (2) Hannover, bey Christian Ritscher 1791 - 3 Bll., 352 S., 1 Bl., mit Titelholzschnitt u. 24 Textholzschnitten / 1 Bl., VI, 306 S., mit Titelholzschnitt u. 1 Textfig., Kl.-8°, Neuere Pappbände mit montiertem Rücken u. Deckelbezug älterer Bde. Holzmann-B. I,8280; Hayn-Gotendorf I,489 u. II,273; Ackermann I/408: "Mit dem 2 Bande sehr selten", der fast immer fehlende 3. Bd. wird bei beiden nicht erwähnt. Anscheinend waren die Nachfolgebände auch nicht von Anfang an geplant. - U.a. über: Vom Teufel; Von Gespenstern; Vom Kobold; Von feurigen Kugeln; Von fliegenden Drachen; Von Blut- u. Schwefelregen; Von den Hexen oder Hexenmeistern; Von der Wünschelrute; Vom Magnetismus; Vom Wahrsagen; Von dem Karteschlagen; Vom Geistercitiren // Von der Magie; Von Wechselkindern u. den Unterirdischen; Ritter St. Georg u. den Lindwurm; Vom Baugeist; Von Quacksalbern u. Wundärzten; Von Riesen Zwergen u. Amazonen; Aberglaube bei Trauungen usw usf. - Seiten tlw. etwas (braun)fleckig; Bd.1 mit neun angeknickten Bllatt; gute Expl. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Original Stories from Real Life... plates only.

      6 copperplate engraving plates (complete). London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1791. 6 copperplate engraving plates (complete), 133 x 74 mm. or so, trimmed retaining the top edge text but lacking the imprint below the footer title. Cleaned, in very good condition. First edition, second state of plates 1 and 2; a very attractive set of these plates designed and engraved by Blake for Johnson. William Blake’s characteristic illustrations, reminiscent in iconography to his designs for his own Songs of Innocence (1789). This collection of didactic tales for youth, in part reinforcing the lessons of Wollstonecraft’s first book, Thoughts on the Education of Daughters, proved her most popular book, going through five editions by 1800. Windle, Bibliography of Mary Wollstonecraft, A3b. Bentley, Blake Books, 514A. Easson and Essick, vol. I, no. III.

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