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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. With Philosophical Notes

      London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1791 - Two volumes, volume I first edition, volume II third edition, 4to, xii, 212, (1), 212-214, 126, (ii); (iv), ix, (i), 197, (1) pp, directions to the binder slip bound in at the end of volume I. Frontispieces and 18 plates. Some minor spotting, but a clean copy with the preliminaries and some other gatherings having been washed. Recent half calf, marbled sides, very good. A famous work by Charles Darwin's grandfather covering a wide range of scientific subjects and including lengthy appendices and notes on meteors, primary colours, frost, electricity, iron, coal, granite and winds amongst others. Five of the plates in the first part are engraved by William Blake. Bentley 450 A-B.

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

      1791. Philadelphia, 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. $5,000. * 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. 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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        Odi (in greco).

      Praefixo commentario quo poetae genus traditur et bibliotheca anacreonteia adumbratur. Additis var. lect. Parmae, in aedibus Palatinis, 1791, - in-16 ducale, pp. (4), 120; 123, (1 f. bianco), legatura editoriale in carta. Ritratto di Anacreonte in medaglione al titolo, altro di Gius. Nic. de Azara, cui l'opera è dedicata, sul secondo f. I ''Commentarii'' in latino, secondo quanto afferma il De Lama, sono del Padre Paolo M. Paciaudi; le Odi in car. greco, a pag. 79 inizia la ''varietas lectionis''. Nello stesso anno Bodoni stampò le Odi di Anacreonte in una versione in-8vo, molto meno rara, e la presente in-16 che il de Lama definisce ''leggiadra edizioncella'' e il Renouard ''Bijou typographique et l'une des plus jolies éditions de Bodoni''. Tra le più eleganti e rigorose edizioni del Bodoni, raffinatissima. Delizioso esempl., a fogli chiusi. Al verso dell'ultimo f. bianco nota di possesso ''Fr. Colondre Nov. 1810''. De Lama II, p. 54. Brooks 421. G.B. Bodoni nell'Europa neoclassica, Parma 1990, n. 30. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die fünf Theile der Erde in ihrer östlichen und westlichen Halbkugel - Weltkarte

      1791 - Erste Einleitungskarte zum ersten Theile des Schauplatzes der fünf Theile der Welt. 28x40 cm. Mittelfalz. Minimal fingerfleckig, sonsdt sehr gut erhalten. - Selten! [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Nouveau Voyage dans Les Etats-Unis de L¿Amerique Septentrionale; Fait en 1788

      Buisson, Paris 1791 - First edition. Three octavo volumes. Volume three with the additional title, De La France et Des Etat-Unis, ou De L¿importance de la Revolution de Amerique pour le Bonheur de la France. Contemporary full calf with red spine labels; spine gilt in compartments. All edges marbled. Rear corners on volumes two and three frayed; small chip to the spine of volume one, else a very good, sound and clean set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manoscritto di Supplica) Alla Santità di N.S. Pio Sesto Pontefice

      Ottimo Massimo felicem. regnant. per G.S.Negri, dalla Mole di Adriano (Castelgandolfo) A.D. M.D.CC.XCI (1791), - in-4 (cm 20x29), ff. 32 (inclusa una tavola su doppio f,; così numerati: ff. 4 n.n., pp. 3-56, 2 ff. n.n.), legatura coeva in cartone porpora goffrato e dora- Manoscritto cartaceo, vergato in vari colori, dorato, azzurro, rosso, sanguigna, riccamente figurato con bordure variegate, scene allegoriche, ritratti, animali, fiori; inclusa una tavola su doppio foglio, dipinta al recto e al verso. Dal testo si evince che l'Abate Negri (a proposito del quale non è stato possibile trovare alcuna notizia) era costretto in prigione a Castelgandolfo, ed ha prodotto questo volume per dimostrare al Pontefice le sue varie capacità nel campo della pittura, della scrittura e delle varie scienze e tecniche (meccanica, idraulica, orologeria), sperando di venire liberato. All'epoca Castelgandolfo era riservato a prigionieri di un certo rango, ecclesiatici concussi o laici condannati per reati politici o relativi a stregonerie. Il manoscritto presenta un gran numero di disegni ed acquerelli di buona qualità, alcuni strani e bizzarri: antiporta a colori raffig. il Papa genuflesso / titolo entro bordura con armi / ritratto a colori del Papa, entro ricca bordura, su fondo dorato / sonetto entro bordura rococò, su fondo azzurro / allegoria delle varie arti, con figure femminili con rovine sullo sfondo / iscrizione in oro, entro bordura con putti / anagramma numerico sul nome del Papa / testatina con veduta in rosso / finalino con bouquet di fiori / Scena allegorica con Ercole, a inchiostro violetto / Tavola su doppio foglio, al recto riproduzione di un bassorilievo su un sarcofago / al verso raffigurazione delle varie conoscenze ed invenzioni dell'autore: biblioteca, pittura, orologio e pendola, organo, strumenti idraulici, pneumatici ed elettrici / fregi con uccelli / Dio Padre, su un mappamondo raffigurante lo Stato della Chiesa, che regge un ritratto del Papa / iscrizioni in vari caratteri, ebraico, greco, gotico, latino antico, caldeo antico e moderno, ecclesiastico, siriaco, indiano, egiziaco. / due grandi ritratti, uno in sanguigna e l'altro acquerellato, copiati da Le Brun raffig. la Gelosia e la Gioia Tranquilla, passioni forse riferite all'atto criminoso del Negri / acquerello con veduta di castel Sant'Angelo, con supplica del Negri "chiuso volete ch'io viva pel mancamento mio". / acquerello raffig. un'istrice, con versi / supplica con figure di uomo e di uccello con fregi calligrafici / stemma papale policromo retto da angeli / interpretazione degli emblemi dello stemma / sonetto relativo alle vicende ed agli studi dell'autore ("mettetemi alle prove, che troverete il vero") / cesta di fiori, su tavolini / acquerello di una farfalla / acquerello di un pappagallo / preghiera in illirico e rumeno / allegoria della pace (2 figure femminili e la colomba) / disegno e spiegazione di una macchina per tagliare le lime / acquerello di un papero / conclusione entro composizione con farfalla a colori e putti musicanti in azzurro. Manoscritto estremamente curioso ed inusuale, adorno di disegni, acquerelli, e calligrafie assai variati, e di ottimo gusto popolare. Pio VI (Giannangelo Braschi, n. a Cesena nel 1717) fu eletto Papa nel 1775, guidò la Chiesa durante la Rivoluzione Francese e l'occupazione dello Stato da parte di Napoleone; morì in fuga nel 1799. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Verhandlungen das rheinisch -westphälische Grundsteuer-Kataster und die neuen Grundsteuer-Gesetze betreffend . Dem Landtagsabgeordneten Schulze Dellwig gehörend .

      - Caspar Heinrich Theodor Schulze Neuhoff genannt Schulte Dellwig ( auch : Schulze , Dellwig, Schulze Delwig ) geb. am 17. August 1791 in Fröndenberg, gest. am 16. März 1859 , war Gutsbesitzer , Bürgermeister des Amtes Fröndenberg, Amtmann 1823- 1859, Mitglied des Provinziallandtags 1830-1833 und 1843 - 1845 , Wahlbezirk Mark für die Kreise Soest und Hamm , sowie Mitglied des vereinigten Landtags in Berlin 1847 . Siehe : Bruns, Alfred ( Hg.).: Die Abgeordneten des Westfalenparlaments 1826 - 1978, Münster 1978, Seite 578. . Sammelband mit 38 meist sehr seltenen Kleinschriften bzw. gedruckten Entwürfen: I) Zur Beurtheilung des rheinisch - westphälischen Katasters. Münster: Gedruckt mit Aschendorffschen Schriften o.J. ( um 1826) , 75 S. II) Kataster. 1. Gutachterlicher Bericht über das Kataster-Wesen ( d.d. 5. December 1826 ). 2. Bemerkungen über die den Rheinisch-Westphälischen Ständen vorgelegte Prüfung der Anträge der Rheinisch-Westphälischen Stände über das Katasterwesen. 3. Gutachterlicher Bericht über das Kataster-Wesen ( d.d. 13. December 1828 ) 4to. O.O. und o.V. 36 S. 3) . III) Freiherr vom Stein : Ueber die Zusatz-Centimen, Münster den 24. November 1818 . O.V. 8 Bl. IV) Widerlegung der Denkschrift des Herrn Finanzministers vom 18ten Mai 1830. Anlage II des zweiten Westphälischen Landtags-Abschieds vom 31. Dez. 1829 in Betreff des Grundsteuer-Katasters. 30 S. V) Gutachterlicher Bericht über das Kataster-Wesen ( d.d. 4 Januar 1831 ). 12 S. VI) Denkschrift die Vertheilung und Aufbringung der durch die Aufnahme des Rheinisch-Westfälischen Grundsteuer-Catasters entstandenen Kosten betreffend. Als Manuskript gedruckt. o.O. und o.J. ( 1835). 81 S. VII) Denkschrift zur Erläuterung des Gesetz-Entwurfes wegen der Veranlagung und Erhebung der Grundsteuer in den westlichen Provinzen. Als Manuskript gedruckt. o.O. und o.J. ( 1835 ). 57 S. VIII) Denkschrift zur Erläuterung der über die Verwendung der Grundsteuer-Deckungsfonds in dem Grundsteuer-Gesetz-Entwurf für die westlichen Provinzen enthaltenen Bestimmungen. Als Manuskript gedruckt. o.O. und o.J. ( 1835 ). 13 S. IX) ( Entwurf ) Anweisung über das bei der Verwendung des Grundsteuer-Deckungsfonds und insonderheit bei der Nachsuchung , Bewilligung und Verrechnung der Steuer-Nachlässe und Unterstützungen zu beobachtende Verfahren. o.O. und o.J. ( 1835). 11 S. X) Verhandlungen der durch die Verfügung Eines Königlichen Hohen Ministerii der Finanzen vom 24. September 1835 berufenen Konferenz, den Entwurf eines Grundsteuer-Gesetzes.betreffend. Bonn den 2. December 1835 , 22 S. XI) dito, Bonn den 2. December 14 S. XII) dito, Bonn den 10. December , 6 S. XIII) Haupt-Finanz-Etat für das Jahr 1847. ( An den Staats - und Finanzminister von Düesberg : Sie erhalten hierbei den mittelst Berichts vom 8ten d. M. eingereichten allgemeinen Etat der Staats-Einnahmen und Ausgaben für das Jahr 1847 von mir vollzogen zurück , um denselben mit diesem meinem Befehl durch die Gesetz-Sammlung zur öffentlichen Kenntniß zu bringen ) . Berlin den 12ten März 1847. Friedrich Wilhelm. 45 S. XIX) Pro Memoria betreffend die in dem Antrage des Landtags-Abgeordneten Freiherrn v. Vincke , vom 30. April 1847 bezeichneten Punkte des Haupt-Finanz-Etats für 1847.42 S. XX) Gesetz wegen Aufhebung der Mahl- und Schlachtsteuer , Beschränkung der Klassensteuer und Einführung einer Einkommensteuer . ( 1847 ). 6 S. XXI) Gesetz wegen Erhebung einer Einkommensteuer ( 1847) . 9 S. XXII) Denkschrift betreffend die Aufhebung der Mahl- und Schlachtsteuer . ( 1847 ). 39 S. XXIII) Denkschrift des Landtags-Abgeordneten Merkens von Köln. Seinen verehrten Kollegen gewidmet. Als Manuskript gedruckt . Berlin: J. Petsch 1847. 8 S. XXXIV) Gutachten der ersten Abtheilung des Landtags betreffend die Allerhöchste Proposition wegen Aufhebung der Mahl- und Schlachtsteuer. ( 1847). 16 S. XXXV ) Ueber die Nothwendigkeit der Umwandelung der Mahl- und Schlachtsteuer von einem Bürger. Halle: Schwetschke und Sohn: 1847. 55 S. XXXVI) Nachtrag über die Noth [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Noticias de Portugal escritas por . em que se declarão as grandes commodidades, que tem para crescer em gente, industria, commercio, riquezas, e forças militares por mar, e terra, as origens de todos os appelidos, e armas das familias nobres do Reyno, as moedas que correrão nesta provincia do tempo dos Romanos até o presente, e se referem varios elogios de principes, e varoens illustres portuguezes. Acrescentadas pelo P.D. Jozé Barbosa . Terceira edição augmentada por Joaquim Francisco Monteiro de Campos Coelho, e Soiza.

      Lisbon, Na Offic. de Antonio Gomes, 1791. - 2 volumes. 8°, contemporary mottled calf (worn, defective for less than 1 cm. at head and foot of spine of first volume, short tear at head of spine on second volume), smooth spines with gilt bands, crimson morocco lettering pieces with short title in gilt, citron label with gilt volume numbers within a wreath; first volume recased with later marbled endleaves; second volume has contemporary marbled endleaves; all text block edges marbled. Small typographical headpiece at beginning of text in each volume. A few stains. In good condition overall. Old ink signature ("Torres") on front flyleaf verso of first volume. Armorial bookplate in each volume of the Condessa dos Arcos, Dona Maria Margarida (see below). (8 ll.), 319 pp.; (4 ll.), 297 pp., 4 engraved plates of coins from ancient times to the eighteenth century. *** Third edition of the author's most important work, which first appeared in Lisbon, 1655, with a second edition of Lisbon, 1740. @@The fourth discourse (II, 1-106) is on coinage, beginning with Roman coins that circulated in the province of Lusitania and continuing with the Visigothic kings and Arab coinage. The coinage of the kings of Portugal is covered beginning with Dom Sancho I (the first king known for certainty to have operated a mint) to Dom João IV. Notably absent is the coinage of the Spanish monarchs D. Filipe II, III, and IV, who ruled Portugal as D. Filipe I, II, and III. Subsequent editors added comments on the coinage of D. João IV's successors through D. Maria I.The 1655 edition of the Noticias has engravings within the text (pp. 151-191) that illustrate the recto and verso of 15 coins. The latest is a coin issued under D. João IV (r. 1640-1656) whose verso bears an image of N. Senhora da Conceição and the inscription "Tutelaris Regni". The 1741 edition has 18 images of coins within the text (pp. 146-186), with the three additions dating to 1695, 1726, and 1733. In our 1791 edition, the 18 illustrations have been shifted to four engraved plates. Although text was added to cover coins minted under D. José I and D. Maria I, the text makes no references to additional illustrations. Hence we assume Innocêncio's call for five engraved plates in this edition is in error. The Noticias includes a total of eight discourses: (1) on increasing the population of Portugal, (2) on improving the military organization of the kingdom, (3) the origins and coats-of-arms of Portuguese nobility, (4) Portuguese coinage, (5) the development of universities in the Iberian Peninsula in general, and Portugal in particular, (6) the evangelization of Guiné, (7) the causes of shipwrecks on the carreira da India, and (8) travel. A final section includes eulogies of Portuguese cardinals. The first discourse (I, 1-69) is an appeal for increasing the population of Portugal. Severim de Faria argues that a large population will promote industry and agriculture, and provide men for the army, navy and merchant marine. He cites China, whose large population provides manpower for industry and agriculture. Germany, Flanders, England and Italy are also cited as positive examples. As a counter-example he cites the kingdom of Grenada, which declined after its Moorish population was expelled. Severim de Faria also mentions the Azores, Madeira, Angola, Mozambique, Brazil, Cabo Verde, São Tomé, Goa, Diu, Cochim, Colombo, the Malucas, Ormuz, Malaca and Mascate.The second discourse (I, 70-177) is a sweeping analysis of the military organization of Portugal from a historical and contemporary point of view. Severim de Faria's topics include the role of the king, constable, and other officers the composition of the army, military law, and the traditional hostility between Portugal and Castile. In discussing ordinance and armaments, he considers problems of supply in continental Portugal, Funchal, Ponta Delgada, Angra, Ribeira Grande in Cabo Verde, São Tomé, Salvador da Bahia, Olinda, and Rio de Janeiro. Also discussed are fortresses and the defense [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Essay On Shooting

      1791 - XXIX 313 pages, bound in circa 1860 continental style 1/2 leather marbled boards, spine relayed, vg clean copy. The 2nd edition has extra material to the 1st, covering method of forging, boring and dressing gun barrels, causes for recoil, length of bore, remarks on gunpowder shot, wading, instructions for the art of shooting, training pointers etc. Riling 311 "The whole work is little more than a translation of Marolles work." Chute 004, Schwerdt does not mention the 2nd edition

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        DISCOURS PRONONCÉS DANS LA SÉANCE DE L'ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE DE LA PARTIE FRANÇAISE DE ST-DOMINGUE, LE 3 DÉCEMBRE 1791 [caption title]

      Cap Français [Saint Domingue]: Chez Dufour de Rians, imprimeur de l'Assemblée générale de la partie française de Saint-Domingue, 1791. Quarto. Gathered sheets, unstitched. Lightly dampstained. Very good. Untrimmed. A discourse by Frédéric-Ignace de Mirbeck before the Colonial Assembly of Saint Domingue. Mirbeck, along with Roume de Saint-Laurent and Saint-Leger, was appointed Commissaire Nationaux-Civil and sent to Saint Domingue following the insurrection there. They remained on the island from Nov. 29, 1791 through the first of April, 1792. This text contains his first address to the assembly, preceding the general amnesty proclaimed on December 5th. Rare, as is all Caribbean printing of this period. Though a record exists in OCLC, no holdings are identified. Not in Roquincourt.

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        Autograph Letter, Signed, to Ogden, Newark, NJ, March 28, 1791.

      1791 - Initiating an Action in New Jersey to Recover a Pre-Revolutionary War Debt Owed to a British Army Officer Harison, Richard [1747-1829]. [Ogden, Aaron (1756-1839)]. [Autograph Letter, Signed, to Ogden, Newark, NJ, March 28, 1791]. Single 9-1/2" x 7-1/2" leaf. Moderate toning, fold lines, minor edgewear, text in neat hand, later annotation to foot of verso. A well-preserved item. * While on business in Newark at the home of Abraham Ogden, U.S. District Attorney for New Jersey (1791-1798), Richard Harison, U.S. District Attorney for the District of New York (1789-1801) writes to Aaron Ogden, New Jersey lawyer, later senator and governor of New Jersey, stating: "I find it necessary that a suit should be commenced for James Stevenson in the circuit Court of the United States for [New Jersey] against the executors of Jacob Ford Jr." Ford had defaulted on a debt of one thousand three hundred pounds owed to James Stevenson, former captain in the British Army, the debt having been incurred prior to the war in 1773. Harrison asks that Aaron Ogden serve a writ in the District Court of New Jersey against the executors, whom he names. Harison was a highly regarded member of the New York Bar. He was the law partner of Alexander Hamilton at the beginning of his legal career and later served often as Hamilton's co-counsel. He was also a pallbearer at Hamilton's funeral and served as second in command to Mayor Richard Varick in Burr's trial for the murder of Hamilton. Aaron Ogden is best remembered as the defendant in the landmark Supreme Court case, Gibbons v. Ogden. He served as a New Jersey senator from 1801-1803 and was that state's governor from 1812-1813. Abraham Ogden [1743-1798] (no relation) was a lawyer and the first U.S. District Attorney for New Jersey. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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

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

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        Schauplatz der fünf Theile der Welt. Mit beständiger Rücksicht auf die besten Originalwerke in drey Theile zusammengetragen von einer Gesellschaft Geographen. Nach und zu Büschings grosser Erdbeschreibung. 2. Band (von 2 Bänden) Enthält: 1. Deutschland und die Schweitz, 2. Italien und seine Inseln, 3. Frankreich und die Niederlande, 4. Spanien und Portugal

       Ohne Verlag, Wien, 1791. 1 gestochener Titel, eine Übersichtskarte sowie 116 meist alt grenzcolorierte Kupferstichkarten, gestochen von Ignatz Albrecht, Leder der Zeit mit 2 Rückenschildchen, goldgeprägtem Rücken und 5 Schmuckbünden. Quer-Folio (berieben und bestossen/oberes Kapital ausgebrochen/Rücken eingerissen/etwas fleckig/hinterer Vorsatz stärker fleckig/zwei Karten am oberen Rand wasserfleckig) - Vergl. Philipps 2845 / Dörfliner-Hühmel, Atlantes Austriaci. Teilband enthält Österreich, Tschechien, Oberitalien, Belgien, Deutschland mit Oberschlesien, Böhmen und Mähren mit den Kartennummern 92 bis 207 / Einleitungs- und Übersichtskarte: Spezialkarte vom Römisch-Deutschen Reiche; Schlesien, Böhmen und Mähren 23 Karten; Oesterreich und Oberitalien 32 Karten; Bayern und Baden-Würrtemberg, Südliches Deutschland 46 Karten; Flandern 3 Karten; Graftschaft Hennegau; Herrschaft Dornik; Herzogthum Luxemburg; Grafschaft Namur; Limburg und Geldern; Markgrafschaft Ober- und Unterlausitz 2 Karten; Belgien - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Atlanten

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        Account of Wesley - 1791

      - A short account of the late Ev. J. Wesley, A.M. During the two last weeks of his life. Collected from the persons who attended him during that time. to which is added a short sketch of his character, extracted from the public papers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Schauplatz der fünf Theile der Welt. Mit beständiger Rücksicht auf die besten Originalwerke in drey Theile zusammengetragen von einer Gesellschaft Geographen. Nach und zu Büschings grosser Erdbeschreibung. 2. Band (von 2 Bänden) Enthält: 1. Deutschland und die Schweitz, 2. Italien und seine Inseln, 3. Frankreich und die Niederlande, 4. Spanien und Portugal

      - - Vergl. Philipps 2845 / Dörfliner-Hühmel, Atlantes Austriaci. Teilband enthält Österreich, Tschechien, Oberitalien, Belgien, Deutschland mit Oberschlesien, Böhmen und Mähren mit den Kartennummern 92 bis 207 / Einleitungs- und Übersichtskarte: Spezialkarte vom Römisch-Deutschen Reiche; Schlesien, Böhmen und Mähren 23 Karten; Oesterreich und Oberitalien 32 Karten; Bayern und Baden-Würrtemberg, Südliches Deutschland 46 Karten; Flandern 3 Karten; Graftschaft Hennegau; Herrschaft Dornik; Herzogthum Luxemburg; Grafschaft Namur; Limburg und Geldern; Markgrafschaft Ober- und Unterlausitz 2 Karten; Belgien - Gewicht in Gramm: 3495 Ohne Verlag, Wien, 1791. 1 gestochener Titel, eine Übersichtskarte sowie 116 meist alt grenzcolorierte Kupferstichkarten, gestochen von Ignatz Albrecht, Leder der Zeit mit 2 Rückenschildchen, goldgeprägtem Rücken und 5 Schmuckbünden. Quer-Folio (berieben und bestossen/oberes Kapital ausgebrochen/Rücken eingerissen/etwas fleckig/hinterer Vorsatz stärker fleckig/zwei Karten am oberen Rand wasserfleckig) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Grundriss der Kayserl. Freien Reichs und Handels-Stadt Hamburg nebst dem auf Königl. Dänischen Gebiet daran liegenden Altona. Einen (!) Hochpreislichen Senat gehorsamst zugeeignet von F.A. von Lawrence Lieutnant. Altkolor. Kupferstichplan (von T.A. Pingeling). 1791. 63,5 x 96 cm. Gerahmt.

       1791 Unten links figürliche Titelkartusche, daneben Hamburgs Wappen montiert. Zeigt die Befestigungsanlage mit seiner Umgebung, im Westen Hamburger Berg, die Sternschanze im Norden, Das Neue-Werck im Osten und südlich der Elbe Schumacher Wärder.- Knapp beschnitten, ehemals gefaltet, vereinzelt minimale Einrisse an den Falzen am Rand. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        LAWS OF THE STATE OF NORTH-CAROLINA. PUBLISHED, ACCORDING TO ACT OF ASSEMBLY, BY JAMES IREDELL, NOW ONE OF THE ASSOCIATE JUSTICES OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

      Edenton, N.C.: Printed by Hodge & Wills, 1791. Folio. Contemporary tooled sheep, raised bands, gilt morocco label. Boards a bit rubbed and scuffed, worn at edges and corners. Chipped at head of spine. Internally clean and fresh. A very good copy. The celebrated "Iredell edition" of the laws of the state of North Carolina was compiled and revised by the noted jurist, James Iredell, who was named a justice of the Supreme Court before he turned forty. Iredell collected in chronological order all the laws then in force in the state, dating back to the early 18th century, and also provided an extensive subject index. A crucial collection of the laws of North Carolina. McMURTRIE (NORTH CAROLINA) 170. EVANS 23641. SABIN 55637.

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        Reports of cases argued and adjudged in the court of King's Bench, in the eleventh and twelfth years of the reign of King George the Second.

      Dublin: Henry Watts 8vo (20.7 cm, 8.2"). xxviii pp., [243] ff., xiv pp., [22] ff.. 1791 Andrews' collection of reports was much esteemed in its day for particular accuracy and judiciousness. This is the second edition, following the first of 1754, and it is the first Irish printing; George William Vernon added notes and references "down to Michaelmas Term, 31. Geo. 3," as well as an appendix with previously unpublished additional cases. Like most Reports, this is dry and => quite juicy by turns. Recent quarter tan calf and black cloth–covered sides, preserved original gilt-stamped leather title-label on spine. Fly-leaves with offsetting; title-page with small area of very faint spotting, pages otherwise notably clean.

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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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        RÉPONSE DE MM. LES COMMISSAIRES NATIONAUX-CIVILS, À DES QUESTIONS QUE LES CORPS MILITAIRES DU PORT-AU-PRINCE LEUR ONT PROPOSÉ [caption title].

      Cap Français [Saint Domingue]: De l'Imprimerie Royale, [1791]. - 7pp. Quarto. Gathered sheets, unstitched. Near fine. Untrimmed. Dated December 18th, this letter of the three commissioners sent from France by the King returns to the treaty of the previous October 23rd between the insurgents and the white planters of the western parishes of the island. Rare, as is all Caribbean printing of this period. No copies located in OCLC, not in Roquincourt.

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        Nouveau voyage dans les Etats-Unis de l'Amerique septentrionale, fait en 1788; par J. P. Brissot (Warville), citoyen francois. (3 volume set)

      Paris: Chez Buisson, 1791 - 3 volume set. First edition. Original red dyed wrappers. An unsophisticated copy. Covers worn, chipped at spine edge. Folding table on blue paper. Front wrap of vol. 2 nearly detached. Clean, unmarked pages. Volume 3 has the title: "De la France et des Etats-Unis, ou, De l'importance de la Revolution de l'Amerique pour le bonheur de la France". Vol. 3 is an account of the American Revolution's importance to the French Revoltion. Jacques Pierre Brissot de Warville (1754-1793) was a Girondin French revolutionary and author. Brissot visited America as part of the Gallo-American Society and to gather information about investments and land sales. In 1788 Brissot toured the newly independent United States "to study men who had just acquired their liberty." He spent 6 months traveling from Boston to Virginia, dined with James Madison, and spent three days with the Washingtons at Mt. Vernon. In his study of America, Brissot sought to overcome France's shortcomings by shuffling off the enormous negative economic weight of feudalistic practices. Brissot strongly advocated reshaping France in the American model, combining commercial freedom with republican values. Brissot payed the Quakers special compliment in his writings, appreciative of their simple and egalitarian customs. He believed increased trade with the new country would open his countrymen's minds to American republicanism. arsanyi, D. "How to make a revolution without firing a shot: thoughts on the Brissot-Chastellux polemic (1786?1788)." French History (2008) 22 (2): 197-216. Refs: Howes B785; Sabin 8035; Monaghan 296 & 304; Clark, Travels in the Old South, vol. 2, 80; Vail 862; Warden, Bibliotheca Americana. no. 378. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Ansichten vom Niederrhein, von Brabant, Flandern, Holland, England und Frankreich, im April, Mai und Junius 1790. (Teil 3 aus dem Nachlaß Forsters herausgegeben von L. F. Huber). 3 Teile (einschließlich "Anhang") in 3 Bänden.

      - Berlin, Voß, 1791-94. 8vo. Zus. über 1500 S. in einem Antiqua-Druck von J. F. Unger mit 1 gestochenen Textvignette (Bolt f.), 1 Titelkupfer (Malvieux nach A.J.G.) u. 1 Textkupfer (D. Berger nach P. Lütke). Pappbände d. Zeit (Band 1-2, berieben, fleckig u. etwas bestoßen, Rücken lackiert) u. moderner Pappband (Band 3, kleiner im Format). Erste Ausgabe von Forsters berühmter "essayistischer Reisebeschreibung in Briefen", eines "Klassikers der deutschen Prosa" (F. Schlegel). - Georg Forster beschreibt eine Reise durch das Rheinland, Belgien, Holland und England, die er 1790 zusammen mit Alexander von Humboldt von Mainz aus unternommen hatte. Die Vielfalt der behandelten Themen und die Genauigkeit der Beobachtungen bezeugen die Wachheit und geübte Beobachtungsgabe des hochgebildeten, geschulten Naturforschers und Weltreisenden. Reflexionen des Autors über seine Erlebnisse und die Wirkungen der Französischen Revolution, politische, ästhetische und kunsthistorische Erörterungen erweitern den Reisebericht zu einem fesselnden kulturhistorischen und -kritischen Essay. "Der spätere Jacobiner durchdenkt hier zum erstenmal die Problematik der Revolution und der Demokratie; die Einsicht in die Notwendigkeit einer Umwälzung kündigt sich schon an" (NKLL). - Goed. VI,249, 45; Fiedler 208; Griep/Luber 441. - Etwas fleckig u. teilw. gebräunt oder schwach wasserfleckig, Titel gestempelt u. mit Besitzvermerken. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Letters on the French Revolution, Written in France in the Summer of 1790, to a Friend in England; Containing Various Anecdotes Relative to That Interesting Event, and Memoirs of Mons. and Madame Du F--

      Printed at Boston: by J. Belknap and A. Young, 1791. First American Edition. 137 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary blue wrappers, contemporary hand title on upper wrapper, uncut. First American Edition. 137 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. The French Revolution had a great impact on Williams's own life and literary career. She went to France in the summer of 1790, and her enthusiastic book about her travels, Letters Written in France (1790), would become the first of eight volumes of eyewitness accounts, later known as the Letters from France (1790-96). She explained in her first book that the historic Bastille day celebration in Paris was 'not a time in which distinctions of country were remembered. It was the triumph of human kind ... and it required but the common feelings of humanity to become in that moment a citizen of the world' (p. 14) ODNB. Evans 24003

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        1)- Lesebüchlein mit moralischern Erzählungen, für Mädchen der ersten Klasse, welche eben lesen lernen / (2) - .

      München. bey Joseph Lentner, 1791. - 3 in 1, jeder Band mit Titel-Kupfer, unbezeichnet, an Chodowiecki erinnernd, kl.8°. 16,4 x 10,3 cm. (2) Bll, 80 S. / . Seiten, In gutem Zustand. der Einband an Rücken und Lederecken stark berieben, der Schnitt etwas entfärbt, der Buchblock leicht braunfleckig, das Titelblatt des 1. Bandes mit hinterlegtem kleinen Loch, die Vorsätze in den Ecken leicht leimschattig, sehr seltener Titel, nur ein Exemplar in einer deutschen Bibliothek nachweisbar. weiter in den Titeln : - (2) - Lesebüchlein mit moralischen Erzählungen und einigen Vorbereitungskenntnissen zur Hauswirthschaft für Mädchen vom mittleren Alter, München bey Joseph Lentner, 1791, (3) Blatt, 138 Seiten, - (3) - Handbuchb für Mädchen von reiferm Alter ; mit moralischen Erzählungen und ökonomischen Kenntnissen, Nebst einer Melodie, München , bey Joseph Lentner 1791, (1) Blatt, 240 (2) S., mit einem Faltblatt mit Noten zu einem Lied auf Seite 190. bezogener Halbledereinband mit kleinen Lederecken, Dreiseitenfarbschnitt, Hardcover in Halbleder, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        K527]. Il Dissoluto Punito o Sia Il D. Giovanni Drama giocoso. messa per il Piano Forte Del Carlo Zulehner. No. 138. Fr. 21. Fl. 10. [Piano- vocal score].

      B. Schott [PN 138] [ca 1791-1793], Magonza - First Edition, fifth issue, distinguished by the presence of two prices on the title, "Fr.21/Fl. 10." Scarce. The Prague version, without recitatives. Slight variant of Haberkamp text volume p. 293, with plate numbers on p. 64 and 195. Hirsch IV, 134 (first issue). Fuld p. 371. Hoboken 11, 343 (first issue). RISM M4504. An opera buffa in two acts to a libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte, Don Giovanni was first performed in Prague at the National Theatre on October 29, 1787."Don Giovanni is governed by a single idea, Giovanni’s flouting of society in pursuit of sexual pleasure, which binds together a disparate set of ambivalent or comic incidents. The libretto has been unfairly criticized; its episodic nature is a condition of the subject, in which respect it differs from Figaro and Così. Divine retribution appears like an act of God, or a different kind of life-force personified in the statue; what in previous treatments had been comic, perfunctory or merely gruesome, is raised to sublimity by Mozart’s music." Julian Rushton in Grove Music Online. Oblong folio. Disbound. [1] (title within oval decorative border), [2] (blank), 3-207, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Text in Italian and German.Slightly worn, stained, and creased; minor offsetting. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Las Aventuras de Gil Blas de Santillana; El poeta Daniel, o todos somos iguales.

      - Literatura francesa. Novela. Siglo XVIII. (821.133.1-31"17") Benito Monfort; Imp. de D. J. Morales y Rodríguez Valencia. 16 cm. 7 Tomos en 2 vols. Encuadernacion en tapa dura artesanal en piel con tejuelo. Las Aventuras de Gil Blas de Santillana (1791): Lesage, Alain-Rene 1668-1747. Restituidas a su patria y a su lengua nativa por Un Espanol celoso que no sufre se burlen de su nacion. el Espanol celoso es el P. Jose Francisco de Isla. Isla, Jose Francisco de. 1703-1781 . El poeta Daniel, o todos somos iguales (1863). Cubierta deslucida. 50E [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Broadside, begins: "Don Juan Vicente de Guemez ... virrey, gobernador y capitan general de Nueva España ... Conforme a la ley 19. tit. 8. lib. 8 de la Recopilacion de Indias deben los escribanos....

      [colophon: Mexico: No publisher/printer Folio extra (42 cm; 16.5"). [1] p.. 28 May 1791] Viceroy Revillagigedo is put out that the notaries are not obeying the law and respecting the various quasi-legal reminders of their duty and obligation to notify the sales tax authorities of all sales and transfers of property that they record and certify. The viceroy now requires that all notarial documents involving sales or transfers of property or auctions must include a certification by a sales tax official in order to be valid. WorldCat finds only the copy at the National Library of Chile. Folded and a little dog-eared; four instances of worming, two meander-type holes repaired. With manuscript certifications on verso that the document has been recorded in the official acts of three different towns.

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        Geometrical and graphical essays. + Tafelband. containing a description of the mathematical instruments used in geometry, civil and military surveying, levelling and perspective. With many new problems, illustrative of each branch.

      London, printed for the author, by R. Hindmarsh, 1791 - Guter Zustand. Der Aufsatzband mit von alter Hand erneuertem Rücken, der Tafelband komplatt neu gebunden unter Verwendung alter Deckel. Der Aufsatzband mit Bibliotheksstempel auf Titel, Frontispiz und einigen Textseiten, Der Tfelband mit Exlibris. Frontispiz, XVI, 500 Seiten. / 32 Falttafeln. Englisch 1100g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Signer of the Declaration of Independence George Clymer certifies "the duties on one Puncheon of Rum…"

      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1791 - 1794. 8.25" x 4". "Partly Printed Document signed ""G Clymer"" as Supervisor of the Revenue for the district of Pennsylvania, 1 page, 8.25"" x 4"". Uneven lower edge. Completed in manuscript. Supervisor's-Office, Philadelphia, 1791-1794. On laid paper. Fine condition.In full, ""I Certify, that the duties on one Puncheon of Rum containing One hundred & twenty gallons of the third proof, and marked and numbered as in the margin, have been secured according to law."" A puncheon is a large cask. At the left: ""Philadelphia, / 3d proof, / No. 68 / 120 G.""By Executive Order, on March 15, 1791, President George Washington appointed George Clymer as Supervisor of the District of Pennsylvania. On December 10, 1794, he nominated ""Henry Miller, of Pennsylvania, to be Supervisor for the Pennsylvania District, vice George Clymer, resigned."" The Senate consented to his nomination the next day."

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        Geschichte seines Lebens, seiner Meinungen und Schicksale. Von ihm selbst geschrieben. Erster bis vierter Theil. - 4 Teile in 4 Bänden, komplett. >Bahrdt (1741-1792) begann ca. 10 Jahre vor Drucklegung mit der Arbeit an seiner wechselvollen Lebensgeschichte: "Schwer ists freilich auch an sich, sein eigener Biograph zu werden. Und fast möchte ich sagen, es gehöre zu einer solchen Arbeit gerade ein Mann wie ich, der nun bald fünfzig Jahre lang durch ein ungeheuer großes Publikum gleichsam Spießruthen gelaufen, und eben dadurch gegen Lob und Tadel des großen Haufens abgehärtet worden ist, daß er fast gar nichts mehr von derjenigen Empfindlichkeit übrig hat, welche die meisten Menschen unfähig macht, die reine und nackende Wahrheit von sich auf

      Berlin, 1790/1791 bei Friedrich Vieweg, dem älteren. - (3 Blatt), 390 Seiten (2 Blatt) mit einem Frontispiz. - 368 Seiten mit einer Titelvignette. - 406 Seiten mit einer Titelvignette. - 299 Seiten mit einer Titelvignette. Vier Halblederbände der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung, Lederecken. Gemusterter Papierbezug. Rot eingefärbter Buchschnitt. Frakturschrift. Format: 10 x 17 cm. Aussen beschabt, mit Oberflächenabrieb. Ecken etwas bestossen. Rückenvergoldung unfrisch. 3 Titelrückenschildchen fehlen. Innen gut! Papier ungebräunt, nur minimal hier und da mit braunem Fleck. Einige, wenige Blatt mit kleinem Randdefekt. Vorsatzpapiere gering leimschattig. Bindung fest. Keine Anstreichungen, keine Besitzvermerke. - Schöne Ausgabe der Rarität zu einem vergleichsweise moderaten Preis. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Orationes, et epistolae ad usum scolarum selectae

      Venetiis: Apud Josephum Orlandelli 8vo (19 cm, 7.5"). 2 vols. I: xv, 359, [1] pp. II: 328 pp.. 1791 Marc Antoine Muret (1526–85), better known by the Latin form of his name, Muretus, started his literary career in Paris as a member of the circle of young poets that also included Dorat and Ronsard, and in 1553 he published a French commentary on Ronsard's Amours. He later moved to Italy, where he became one of the leading classicists of his day. He has long been recognized as the best Latin prose stylist of the Renaissance, and his works were used, as this textbook exemplifies, as a model for students. Vol. I of this work contains selections from his speeches, while vol. II contains letters. This particular collection of Muretus for students was apparently first published in 1739 and regularly republished during the 18th century. An engraved portrait of Muretus serves as the frontispiece for vol. I. No U.S.copies traced via NUC Pre-1956 or WorldCat. Contemporary half vellum over stencilled paper, spine with inked title; stained and paper torn with much chipping, especially on edges of covers. Ex-library with white-lettered call number on spines and, on title-pages, two different Catholic institutions' rubber-stamps, plus the old inked ownership inscription of a Jesuit novitiate (Maryland). Ink scratches to frontispiece portrait (intentional?), and some inkstains in margins elsewhere. Lightly foxed. All edges speckled red.

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        Letters on the Elements of Botany addresses to a Lady. Translated into English with Notes, and Twenty-Four additional Letters. BOUND WITH: Thirty-Eight Plates, with Explanations, intended to Illustrated Linnaeus's System of Vegetables.

      B White and son 1791 - London, B White and son, 1791-88. 2 works bound in 1 volume, in 8° (21,5 x 13,5 cm ), pp xxiii, [1, adverts], 503, [28], half title, 1 folding table; vi, 72 pp. Second work with 38 fine engraved and hand-coloured plates drawn and engraved by F.P. Nodder, folding table laid down and expertly repaired. Finely bound in contemporary olive calf, sides with ornate gilt fillet borders, spine gilt decorated with flat raised bands and maroon label, lightly rubbed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A veritable "who's who" of Revolutionary South Carolina sign a petition urging a pension to be paid to Revolutionary War hero, Jacob Milligan

      Charleston, South Carolina, June 23, 1791. 11.75" x 17.5". "Manuscript Document Signed ""Charles Pinckney"" as Governor of South Carolina, 1 page, 11.75"" x 17.5"" on parchment, Charleston, June 23, 1791, a petition to provide relief to Revolutionary War veteran Jacob Milligan, additionally signed by twenty of the most prominent men in South Carolina including Continental Congress President Henry Laurens (""Henry Laurens""), Signer Edward Rutledge (""Ed Rutledge"") General William Moultrie (""Willm. Moultrie late Major General""), John Rutledge (""J. Rutledge""), Isaac Huger (""Isaac Huger""), Mordechai Gist (""M Gist late B Genl""), Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (""Charles Cotesworth Pinckney""), Thomas Pinckney (""Thomas Pinckney""), Jacob Read (""Jacob Read""), Rawlins Lowndes (""Raw. Loundes - President 1778""), together with nine others. Soiled with some dampstaining that affects several words of text, moderate soiling and expected folds, with washed out portions expertly cleaned and restored for better presentation.The text of the document reads, in most part: ""Wh[eras] Captain Jacob Milligan an Inhabitant of the City of [Charleston aforesaid] to leave the State on His Business as a Seafaring [Man?] We the Subscribers do with pleasure Offer this Testimony of his [good service?] and Bravery in the late War He stept [sic] forward early in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven Hun Dred and Seventy Five [in which?] he performed Sundry Services of the Country and enterprize [sic] in Obtaining Supplies for this State in the year one Thousand Seven Hundred and [seventy] six he was at the Battle of Sullivan's Island; and on the Subsequent periods of the War was engaged in several hazardous and desperate Actions against the enemy too Tedious to mention In the Armed Vessels and Gallies of the this State and that of Georgia he has in Short given on Various occasions a [very] Honorable proofs that he possesses in High degree a forward bold sp[irit] of Enterprize Valor and Fidelity qualities exerted by Captain Milligan whose abilities in good and bad Fortune, of the war Experienced by his Country [Men?] We hereby Recommend him to the Courtesy and Friendly Act for relief for soldiers Seamen and other Good Men who may see this..."" A remarkable document accomplished on behalf of Revolutionary War veteran, Jacob Milligan (1730-1797). Milligan first gained distinction as commander of an armed galley in June 1776 when a large British fleet attacked Charleston, South Carolina. When one of the British frigates ran aground near Fort Sullivan (now Fort Moultrie), the crew abandoned her and set it alight. Despite the danger, Milligan led a small crew aboard the frigate Actaeon and managed to fire off several of her guns toward the other British ships and escaped with some supplies before the fire ignited the powder magazine, destroying the ship. In the following years, Milligan captained a privateer, capturing numerous British merchant ships. In May 1778, Milligan's armed schooner Margery, was captured by the British ship Levant of 28 guns off the coast of Georgia. Although he lost his ship, he was treated as an officer and avoided the notorious prison ships. Following his exchange, Milligan continued as a privateer. In 1780, prior to the British capture of Charleston, Milligan, who had been charged with a large quantity of powder for safe keeping, hid it within an arch in the west portico of the Charleston Exchange building. When the British evacuated Charleston at the close of the war, Milligan found his powder undisturbed where he had left it. Although the powder had become damp and was completely ruined, Milligan consoled himself reportedly commenting that the devil might have it rather than the British. Following the war, Milligan was granted the post of Harbor Master for Charleston. In the late 1780s, Milligan found himself in financial trouble and landed in debtor's prison in 1790 (Legal Notice, Charleston City Gazette, January 22, 1790, p. 4). This is what may have prompted so many prominent South Carolinians to petition on his behalf for a pension. Other prominent signatories on the document include Peter Freneau (1757-1813), brother of Revolutionary War poet, Philip Freneau, was a printed, publisher, newspaper editor and translator; Thomas Bee (1739-1812) was a South Carolina attorney whose grandson was Confederate General Bernard E. Bee, Jr., who was killed at First Bull Run in 1861; John Mathews (1744-1802) who served as South Carolina's Governor from 1782-1783; Alexander Gillon (1741-1794) was a South Carolina merchant who the state appointed commodore in 1778 and sent him to France to purchase vessels for the South Carolina Navy. In 1780 he chartered the Indien from the Duke of Luxembourg and renamed it the South Carolina which operated against British privateers. He later served for four years in the Continental Congress (1784-1788). William Alston (1756-1839) South Carolina planter who served with Francis Marion during the Revolutionary War. Henry Purcell (""H. Pursell late Chaplain"") (d. 1802) Born in Herefordshire, educated at Christ Church, Oxford and ordained a Decon in 1764. Emigrated to Charleston in 1770. Officiated at St. George's Dorchester. Later Rector of Christ Church Parish. Commissioned a Chaplain in the 2nd S.C. Regiment by Congress, under Moultrie on May 7, 1776. 1778 appointed Deputy Judge Advocate General for S.C. and Ga. Arnoldus Vanderhorst (1748-1815) signs as Mayor of Charleston: ""A. Vanderhorst Intendant City Chas.ton"" Governor of South Carolina from 1794-1796. Christopher Gadsden (1724-1805) South Carolina-born merchant and delegate to the Stamp Act Congress of 1765 and a member of the First Continental Congress in 1774. During the Revolutionary War he served as a general and captured in May 1780 when the British captured Charleston. After his exchange, he was elected Governor of South Carolina, but declined the office due to ill-health. John Faucherand Grimké (""John Faucherand Grimkey"") (1752-1819) Major and Aide de Camp to Gen. Richard Howe, 1777-1778. Lt. Col. South Carolina Artillery, 1779. Taken prisoner at Charleston 1780. Peter Bouquet was a member of the South Carolina Provincial Congress."

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        COPIE DE LA LETTRE ÉCRITE PAR MM. LES COMMISSAIRES DU ROI, DESTINÉ A PASSER A SAINT-DOMINGUE, A M. THEVENARD, MINISTRE DE LA MARINE, DATÉE DE PARIS LE 26 JUILLET 1791 [caption title]

      [N.p., but Paris, 1791. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Lightly dampstained in margins. Some light wear. Good. The text of a letter sent by the Commissaires Conciliateurs a Saint Domingue to M. Thevenard, Minister of the Marine, and their letter to the president of the National Assembly transmitting that letter. The Commissaires to Saint Domingue address the issue of the impending French Consitution and its impact on their mission to the colony. With the rise of the French Revolution came colonial collapse and eventual revolution in the colony of Saint Domingue. The French Revolutionary Government tried to maintain a hold on the colony, made difficult by distance. Mere weeks after this letter was written, the slave revolt in Saint Domingue left thousands of white French colonists dead and the island in turmoil. The signatories to the letter (signed in type) are Guillot, d'Herisson, and Delahuproye.

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        Blicke auf einen Theil Deutschlands, der Schweiz und Frankreichs bey einer Reise vom Jahre 1790 von G. A. v. Halem..

      Hamburg, Carl Ernst Bohn, 1791. 1. Ausgabe, ERSTAUSGABE 8°. Pappband der Zeit, gebunden. 2 Teile in 2 Bänden. 1. Band: 7 Blatt, 272 Seiten ; 2. Band: 5 Blatt, 328 Seiten. Aus der Bibliothek Gotthilf Weisstein (Exlibris auf den vorderen festen Vorsätzen, vergleiche über Wikipedia). Halem wird von einenm Durchreisenden Fremden, \"der gerade aus Frankreich gekommen sei,....durch seinen fesselnden Bericht über die Pariser Geschehnisse so sehr begeistert, daß sie Halen und zwie weitere … , spontan entschlossen hätten, Augenzeugen dieser unglaublichen Staatsumwälzung zu werden.\" ( Aus dem Nachwort zur 2. Auflage von 1990). Signaturen, Bibliotheksstempel (Löschungserklärung liegt vor) und einige Bleistiftanmerkungen zum Inhalt nur auf den festen Vorsätzen. Alter handgeschriebener Rückentitel verblasst. Lesebändchen beschädigt. Text teilweise etwas durchschlagend und stockfleckig. Insgesamt zumindest gut erhalten mit geringen Gebrauchsspuren. Siehe Fotos. Versand D: 5,90 EUR

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        Der Uhrmacher'.

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Johann Peter Voigt, 1791, 15 x 8,5 Zeigt zwei Ansichten auf einem Blatt. - Oben der Uhrmacher im Geschäft mit einem Kunden bei der Reparatur. - Im Hintergrund Turmuhr. - Unter der Darstellung verschiedene Teile einer Uhr mit Erklärungen. (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Rapport sur les domaines nationaux de l'isle de Corse, fait au nom du Comité des domaines (.). Imprimé par ordre de l'Assemblée Nationale.

      - Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1791. In-8, broché, couverture papier fort (rel. moderne), 25 p. Edition originale. "La Corse est libre, la Corse est française; les tyrans ne l'opprimeront plus ! C'est à vous de la régénérer !" (p. 1). "L'auteur évoque la nouvelle situation de la Corse, libérée par la Révolution française. Il retrace sa lutte historique contre les divers envahisseurs puis propose la mise en place d'une nouvelle administration " (CNRS, M3C). Suivi du "Projet de décret" en 7 articles, visant à "rétablir l'Agriculture & l'Industrie, faire cesser les contestations qui s’élèvent entre les communautés pour des propriétés ( ) et donner à l’administration de ce département la faculté d’accélérer la régénération de cette isle". (Martin & Walter, 1616. Starace, 4719). Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Bürger-Journal, oder kleine Familienbibliothek für Schweizer. Erster / Zweyter / Dritter und letzter Band. Nebst Hauptregister über das ganze Werk.

      Bern, in Kommission der Typographischen Gesellschaft 1791?1792. - 3 Bände (cpl.). 8°. XVI, 687 u. VIII, 696 u. VIII, 688+72 SS. (Anhang ?Die Welt? u. Sachregister). Gest. Titelvignetten. Typographisch sorgfältiger und relativ grosszügiger Schriftsatz in 7-Punkt Fraktur. Druck a. Bütten (Seiten unbeschnitten und teilw. unaufgeschnitten). Interims-Kart. d.Zt. (blau marmoriert; etwas beschabt, v.a. Bd. 2 mit Fehlstellen im Rückenbezug u. mit Wurmspur a. Vorderdeckel). Seiten gelegentlich marginal blass feuchtigkeitsrandig (Bd. 2 v.a. in den äussersten Lagen stärker und etwas -fleckig). Alters- u. Lagerungs-, kaum eigentliche Gebrauchsspuren. Gesamthaft relativ gepflegte und weitgehend saubere, sehr ordentliche bis recht gute Reihe. So vollständig. ? Brandstetter, Bibliographie der Gesellschaftsschriften, Zeitungen und Kalender in der Schweiz, 1896 (BSLK Fasc. Ib), p. 3; ZDB mit Anmerkung ?Nebentitel anfangs: Schweizer Bürgerjournal; 2. Auflage 1795 u.d.T.: Joh. Georg Heinzmanns Lesebuch zur Erweiterung der gemeinnützigen Aufklärung unter Staatsmännern und Bürgern in Städten? (diese nicht bei Brandstetter op. cit.). ? Mit sep. Inhaltsverzeichnissen, Bd. 3 mit Gesamthregister und einem Textanhang ?Die Welt? (1. -und von den merkwürdigsten Gegenständen der Schöpfung, 2. Die Sitten und Kunsttriebe der Tiere, verglichen mit einigen Menschenarten, 3. Schöpfungsgeschichte nach der Bibel). ? Der Inhalt der Hefte, bzw. der drei Bände ist aus heutiger Sicht ein bunter Bogen teils interessanter und spannender, teils amüsanter, teils aber auch kurioser und ausgefallener (?Nachricht von Abschaffung der Familientrauer?) Themen, Beiträge und Excerpte sozialer, politischer, ökonomischer, kultureller, pädagogischer, philosophischer und weltanschaulicher, historischer, naturwissenschaftlicher und medizinischer Art. Abgebildet wird so in gewisser Weise das Gesellschafts- und Geistesleben im Europa des späten 18. Jahrhunderts, wo Ancien Régimes, Aufklärung und bald darauf die Ideen der Französischen Revolution das politische und kulturelle Klima bestimmten (?Sollen wir Schweizer den Fremden das Bürgerrecht geben??, Bd. 3, pp. 340?365) und als Ganzes eine virulente Mischung gesellschaftlicher Kräfte bildeten, die nach der napoleonischen Ära schlussendlich in die bürgerlichen Revolutionen der 1830er Jahre und von 1847/1848 führten. ? Die Vorrede von Johann Georg Heinzmann in Band 1 richtet sich ?An junge Schweizerinnen und Schweizer. Liebe, edle Jünglinge und Töchter!?, und eingangs zu Heft 1 wird das Editionsprogramm vorgestellt: ?Wir haben in dem vor ein paar Monathen bekannt gemachten Plane versprochen, in monathlichen Heften, interessante und brauchbare Auszüge aus alten und neuen Schriften zu liefern : das geschäftige Leben des Bürgers zu erleuchten, und gemeinnützige Nachrichten bekannter zu machen. Es sollte daher dieses Journal durchaus praktisch, das ist, auf das wirkliche Leben anwendbar, und den bürgerlichen Verhältnissen angemessen seyn. Vorzüglich sollten darinn erscheinen : 1. Auszüge aus historischen Werken, über bürgerliche Anstalten und Verfassungen bey gebildeten Völkern; von ihren Sitten, Gewerben, Vorzügen und Eigenthümlichkeiten. 2. Rühmliche Thaten guter Bürger, aus der Geschichte der Menschheit. 3. Erfindungen und Bemühungen in nützlichen Künsten, zum Besten des gemeinen Lebens. 4. Musterhafte Gesetze und Verordnungen in Polizeysachen und natürlichen Rechten. Hiermit verbinden wir noch die Bestreitung gemeinschädlicher Irrthümer und Vorurtheile; und alles was bürgerliche Klugheit befördern kann, ist uns schätzbar. Wir werden sorgfältig alle müssige [sic] Spekulationen vermeiden, womit die neuern Schriften so reichlich ausstafirt sind, hingegen durch Thatsachen die Aufmerksamkeit und das Nachdenken unsrer Leser festhalten, und sie durch Mannigfaltigkeit reizen, bey uns Unterricht und Vergnügen zu holen. Für Leser von Profession ist unsre Auswahl nicht bestimmt, obgleich auch diese, was sie anderswo flüchtig gelesen haben, hier noch ihrer Wiedererinnerung werth finden möchten.? (etc., Bd. 1, p. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Gesamtans., mit der Dilsburg.

      - Kupferstich v. Rieger in Mannheim, dat. 1791, 22,8 x 38,5 Sehr Selten! Schefold, Nr. 31182. - Blick durch das Neckartal nach Neckargemünd.

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        Fredmans sånger.

      Sthlm, A. Zetterberg, 1791. 8:o. Grav. titelblad,(4),163,(4) s. + (BELLMAN, CARL MICHAEL) Musiken till Fredmans sånger. Sthlm, Kongl. priviligierade nottryckeriet, (1791). 8:o. 86 s. grav. noter. Ljusbrunt hfrbd från ca 1810 med guldornerad rygg samt röda och mörkbruna titeletiketter. Gula snitt. Något nött rygg med en skada i rygghuvudet och en liten spricka i den undre titeletiketten samt enstaka småfläckar. Bortrivet försättsblad. Det graverade titelbladet delvis lätt solkigt. Enstaka fläckar i marginalerna, t.ex. på s. 1, 61 och 91-92 i textdelen samt s. 24-25 i musikdelen. På frampärmens insida en bortskrapad ägaranteckning och spår av gammalt exlibris. Nils Gyldenstolpes stora svartstpl, "NG", på det graverade titelbladet.. Titelbladet till "Fredmans sånger" med Sergels porträtt av diktaren är graverat av J. F. Martin. Första upplagan. Nils Gyldenstolpe (1768-1844) var militär och landshövding i Örebro. Möjligen är även exlibriset hans

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        The Botanic Garden; a poem, in two parts.

      London: Pr. for J. Johnson 4to. I: xii, 214, 126, [2] pp.; [6 of 8] plts. (lacking two of the Portland Vase plates). II: [4], ix, 196 pp. [9 of 10] plts. (lacks the frontispiece).. 1791 First of a famous, extended poem on plants and nature by Charles Darwin's grandfather. One of two frontispieces by Fuseli is present, the famous plate "The Fertilization of Egypt" designed by Fuseli and engraved by Blake is here, and two of the four Blake-engrave plates of the Portland Vase are also present. Library buckram; frontispiece detached but present; waterstaining; a few old tape repairs. Age-toning and a few edges chipped. Lacks three plates. Offsetting from the plates.

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        [K 575, 589, 590]. Tre Quartetti per due Violini Viola e Basso... Opera [18]. [Parts]

      Vienna: Artaria e Compagni [PNs 360 and 361]. [ca. 1791]. 4 volumes. Folio. Early marbled wrappers. Preserved in a custom-made green cloth folder with slipcase with dark red leather label gilt to spine. [1] (title within decorative border), 2-20; [1] (blank), 2-19; [1] (blank), 2- 17; [1] (blank), 2-17 pp. Engraved. Plate number "360" to pp. 4-7 of first violin part only. Slightly worn and thumbed; inner margin of title guarded just affecting edge of printed border; occasional markings in pencil and crayon. . First Edition, 4th issue of the Prussian Quartets. Haberkamp Text p. 326. BUC p. 709. RISM M6169 (not distinguishing among issues). "The Prussian Quartets, K. 575, 589 and 590, form a group, since they are dedicated to King Friedrich Wilhelm in Berlin, who played the violoncello - or at least they were written with an eye towards such a dedication, for the first edition bears no dedication at all. The royal virtuosity had to be taken into account, and so in almost every movement of the three works the violoncello has a predominant part, while the second violin and viola retreat into the background. The quartets are slightly concertante, and yet they are purest chamber music. Mozart sometimes completely forgets his royal patron - as for instance in the minuet of the last quartet. These are three works that originated under the most dreadful spiritual oppression, and yet they rise to heights of pure felicity." Einstein: Mozart, p. 184.

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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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        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. First Edition. Hardcover. 176pp. Contemporary full brown calf with red label lettered in gold on the spine. Leather is worn, especially along the edges, light toning to text, previous owner's name on the front free endpaper. Former library copy with two stamps and numbers in pencil on title. A good copy. Sabin 16097. ; 12mo .

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        Oeuvres completes. 100 volumes (sans tom 73).

      chez Sanson & Co, Aux Deux-Ponts (Zweibrücken), 1791 - Aux Deux-Ponts (Zweibrücken), chez Sanson & Co 1791-1792. Mit 15 Kupfern. Interims-Karton u. 3 Bibliotheks-Pappbände (gestempelt u. numeriert). Teils stock- bzw. feuchtigkeitsfleckig. In Band 1 fehlen Seiten 289-308, in Bd. 2 S. 337-360, in Bd. 16 ein Paginierungs-Fehler, in Bd. 22-24, 26-27 u. 28-29 wurden jeweils die Titelblätter vertauscht, in Bd. 100 fehlen die S. 369/70 u. 387/88, 7 Blätter sind eingerissen. Rücken gebräunt und Bezug teils brüchig, Heftung in der Regel aber stabil. Teils stock- bzw. feuchtigkeitsfleckig. In Band 1 fehlen Seiten 289-308, in Bd. 2 S. 337-360, in Bd. 16 ein Paginierungs-Fehler, in Bd. 22-24, 26-27 u. 28-29 wurden jeweils die Titelblätter vertauscht, in Bd. 100 fehlen die S. 369/70 u. 387/88, 7 Blätter sind eingerissen. Rücken gebräunt und Bezug teils brüchig, Heftung in der Regel aber stabil. Interims-Karton u. 3 Bibliotheks-Pappbände (gestempelt u. numeriert). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        TRATADO PRÁCTICO DE LA GOTA, EN EL QUAL SE INDICAN LOS MEDIOS DE CURAR ESTA ENFERMEDAD

      EL ENVÍO POR DEFECTO ES CON ENTREGA EN OFICINA DE CORREOS, SI DESEA ENTREGA A DOMICILIO DEBE SOLICITARLO A LA LIBRERÍA. - Traducido y aumentado con un Tratado de Aguas Minerales por Ramón Tome. En Alcalá. Oficina de la Real Universidad. 1791. 14x10 cm. 3 h. + 186 + 91 págs. + 1 tabla plegada de las aguas. Plena piel época, tejuelo, guardas al agua, cortes tintados. # medicina [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        ACTS PASSED AT A CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.... [bound with]: ACTS PASSED AT THE SECOND SESSION OF THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.... [bound with]: ACTS PASSED AT THE THIRD SESSION OF THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA...

      Philadelphia & New York: Francis Childs and John Swaine, 1791. Folio. Contemporary calf, expertly rebacked in period style, original gilt morocco label preserved. Rubbed. Scattered dampstaining and foxing. Despite defects, overall still very good. The Acts of Congress, from the first three sessions of the first Congress, bound together. Included herein: The second folio edition of the ACTS PASSED AT A CONGRESS..., after the first of 1789, reprinted to go with the session laws with which it is here bound. The first session of Congress met in New York on March 4, 1789, and continued until the end of September. It officially ratified the Constitution and Washington's election as first U.S. president, and passed much of the most basic legislation for the machinery of government, regulating the Customs, Judiciary, Post Office, Mint, and the like. Much time was spent on the Bill of Rights, which appears here, still including twelve amendments (the first two, relating to the numbers in a congressional district and congressional salaries, were later omitted). Needless to say, all of these things make the acts of this session a foundation work in the history of American government. The ACTS PASSED AT THE SECOND SESSION... "contains the Treaties and Conventions ratified with the several countries of Europe, and with the Indian tribes" (Evans). Much more important foundation legislation was passed in this session, including the Census, naturalization law, the copyright bill, the settling of the District of Columbia as the seat of the new government, and various tariff and fiscal laws. This issue of the ACTS PASSED AT THE THIRD SESSION... is apparently unrecorded. Evans and the North American Imprints Project cite two other folio editions: another Philadelphia edition of 286 pages, and a Richmond edition printed for the General Assembly of the State of Virginia. This 279-page edition clearly is complete in itself: the last printing is halfway down the recto of the leaf, followed by a terminal type ornament. Evans states that the 286-page version is not the first, without providing an alternative. It seems likely that this is the actual first issue. More important legislation is found here: the admission of Vermont, the incorporation of the Bank of the United States, the admission of Kentucky, and the establishment of the Mint. A foundation volume of laws. EVANS 23842 (first session), 22952 (second session), 23845 (third session, another ed). NORTH AMERICAN IMPRINTS PROJECT w014375 (another ed).

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

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

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