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        Reflexiones sobre las maquinas y maniobras del uso de a bordo.

      Madrid Imprenta Real 1791 - Encuadernacion moderna con la espalda original con titulo y ornamentacion floral, Moderner Buchbinder-Halbledereinband mit Lederecken und aufgeklebtem Originalrücken mit Titel u. floralem Muster in Golddruck, miteingebundenen Originalvorsätzen, Seiten und Tafeln durchgängig mit einigen Wurmlöchern, Introduccion zwei Blätter stockfleckig, Titelblatt und die ersten 8 Blätter mit Wasserrand im Randbereich, Titelblatt mit Wappenkupfer und Aufschrift "Espinoza Callao febrero 1°/73". XXIII, 386 Seiten und 23 gefalteten Tafeln und Lamina A, 4°. Primera y unica edicion. First and only edition of this work on a ship's accoutrements, including rigging, blocks, rudder and capstan. There are also long sections on the shape of the hull and how it moves through the water.Encuadernacion elegante con la espalda original del senor Espinoza de Callao/ Peru con XXIII, 386 paginas y 23 tablas y la lamina A en un estado limpio y regular. Entre 1735 y 1744 es comisionado por el gobierno español para participar, junto a Antonio de Ulloa, en el viaje de La Condamine a Perú para efectuar la medición del grado del meridiano terrestre. Las experiencias y resultado del viaje son publicados por ambos a su vuelta a Madrid, en la "Relación histórica del viaje a la América Meridional", las "Observaciones astronómicas y físicas", en las que se hizo cargo de la parte matemática, y las "Noticias secretas de América", ensayo realizado por encargo del marqués de la Ensenada y en el que se criticaban los abusos y desmanes cometidos por la administración española en América contra los indígenas. Prohibido, el libro no fue publicado hasta 1826 en Londres, por David Barny. Interesado en la ingeniería naval, se desplazó a Londres para conocer las técnicas constructivas y proyectó y dirigió los arsenales de Cartagena y Ferrol. Recibió el cargo de capitán de la Compañía de Guardiamarinas en 1751, estableciéndose en Cádiz. En esta ciudad fundó el Observatorio astronómico y la Asamblea Amistosa Literaria, sociedad de discusión sobre temas de física, geografía, etc. En 1767 fue durante seis meses embajador extraordinario en Marruecos, encargándosele en 1770 la dirección del real Seminario de Nobles. Para esta institución realizó una reforma del plan de estudios y redactó su "Examen marítimo teórico-práctico", utilizado como manual.

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        Memoires de la Vie Privee de Benjamin Franklin, Ecrits par Lui-Meme, et Adresses a son Fil

      Paris: Chez Buisson. 1791. First. First edition. [207]pp., with pages 204-207 misnumbered as 360-363, as issued. Text in French. Contemporary brown half calf and pastepaper boards, elaborately gilt on the spine with a floral pattern. Very slight rubbing at the joints, one page with a paper flaw causing a small wrinkle, but a bright and just about fine copy. Franklin's famous Autobiography, the French edition preceded both the American (1793) and English (1794) editions. Howes F323; Streeter Sale 4171; Grolier American 100, #21. An exceptional copy. .

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        Alphabeta Indica, id est Granthamicum seu Samscrdamico-Malabaricum Indostanum sive Vanarense Nagaricum vulgare et Talinganicum

      Rome: Typis. Sac. Congregationis de Propag. Fide, 1791. First edition. 24 pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. Recent morocco backed marbled boards, a.e.g. Fine. First edition. 24 pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. With a woodcut comparative table at pp. 8-17 of the four alphabets: Malabar, Sanskrit and a modified form, and Telugu. Birrell & Garnett 23; Smitskamp PO 214; Brunet I, 197

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        A new collection of enigmas, charades, transpositions, &c. In two volumes

      London: printed for T. Hookham, and J. Carpenter. 1791. Three vols. in one, 8vo., xv + (1) + 96 and (4) + 116 and 23 + (1)pp., including the errata slip in vol.II, contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spine simply gilt and labelled. A fine copy. First editions of all 3 parts: all rare. [ESTC & OCLC locate copies at no more than 4 libraries in B.Isles and 7 libraries in N.America, none elsewhere]. The third part (Solutions to the enigmas, charades, transpositions, and queries>) has its own title-page and signatures. A charming collection intended to amuse the reader. Published by subscription, it is perhaps surprising that the subscription list on pp.vii - xv of vol.I comprises some 153 names together ordering about 170 copies. The anonymous editor observes on this very subject that 'a work so puerile as this should be published by subscription, seems to demand an apology. ..... The gentleman who recommended the plan, suggested the general request there was for these little jeu d'esprits in almost all the circles he frequented, and engaged to obtain me a numerous subscription if I undertook to publish a collection of them in that way .....'. [pp. iv - v of Preface]. The present collection which surely does accurately reflect the quality of humour in pre-Regency England, is enhanced for the modern reader by the final section of Solutions.>

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        The Honours of the Table, or, Rules for Behaviour During Meals; with the Whole Art of Carving...Directions for Going to Market, and the Method of Disinguishing Good Provisions from Bad; to Which is Added a Number of Hints or Concise Lessons for the Improvement of Youth, on all Occasions in Life. By the author of Principles of Politeness, &c

      London: printed for the author, 1791. Don't even hear a double-entendre".. Second edition. 26 woodcuts illustrating the art of carving and one tailpiece engraving of a heron fishing. Pp. 120. 8vo., extremely handsome in a contemporary German-style binding of full mottled calf withone line gilt border on each cover and gilt fillets on edges, spine in compartments with raised bands and with a gilt wheel device in each compartment, vellum and gilt spine label, one lower corners lightly worn, spine a trifle faded, light staining to title but generally an extremely good copy. The majority of Trusler's sometimes eccentric work is a thorough illustrated guide to the Art of Carving all manner of meat and fish but the author alos gives a fascinating insight into eighteenth century table manners in his rules for behaviour at meals: "eating a great deal is deemed indelicate in a lady (for her character should be rather divine than sensual"; and "eating quick or slow at meals is characteristic of the vulgar". He also provides advice on buying food and finally gives a 9 page concise list of general hints for life to mena nd women. To the latter he advised many things including "Don't even hear a double-entendre

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        Memoires de la Vie Privee de Benjamin Franklin, Ecrits par Lui-Meme, et Adresses a son Fil

      Paris: Chez Buisson. 1791. First. First edition. [207]pp., with pages 204-207 misnumbered as 360-363, as issued. Text in French. Contemporary brown half calf and pastepaper boards, elaborately gilt on the spine with a floral pattern. Very slight rubbing at the joints, one page with a paper flaw causing a small wrinkle, but a bright and just about fine copy. Franklin's famous Autobiography, the French edition preceded both the American (1793) and English (1794) editions. Howes F323; Streeter Sale 4171; Grolier American 100, #21. An exceptional copy. .

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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. With an Appendix, Containing Observations on the Civil Policy, the Laws and Judicial Proceedings, the Arts, the Sciences, and Religious Institutions, of the Indians.

      London: A. Strahan & T. Cadell 1791 - A very good clean copy bound in contemporay full calf, rebacked. Maps mis-folded. First edition 4to, pp.xii, 364, (xii), 2 folding maps.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        The Whole Genuine Works of Virgil, the famous Roman poet: Including new and complete editions of The Aeneid, Georgics, and Pastorals, Buccolics, or Eclogues; those very celebrated and universally-admired original productions

      London: Alex. Hogg. Very Good. 1791. Hardback. Please note that this is a heavy item and will require extra postage.; Brown leather boards; a little scuffed and worn, but generally smooth; gilt decoration and titling still quite bright; light wear to lower part of spine, but binding firmly intact. Marbled boards and pastedowns. Owner's name on f.e.p., in lovely copperplate, dd June 16th, 1792. The book is undated, but the same hand has inked 1791 just below the publisher's name on the title page. The title on the spine says "Dryden's Virgil", but he is in fact merely one of the sources "carefully consulted and attended to" in Melmoth's preparation of the volume - among the others were Warton, Pitt, Spence, Warburton, etc., etc. Engraved frontis. + plates; fold-out map of the Roman world at front. Incidentally, the Directions to the Book-Binder were not followed too closely, as few of the plates were inserted as directed: some earlier hand (possibly the original owner) has carefully noted where each plate actually is, and inked in corrections. Lastly, and fascinatingly, bound in at the rear are two separate sets of closely handwritten quarto pages (about 40 in toto), once again in the most beautiful copperplate, presumably of commentary / notes on the text. ; 4to (9" x 11"); 497 + ads + list of sbscibers. pages .

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        THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS AND OTHER RITES AND CEREMONIES OF THE CHURCH, ACCORDING TO THE USE OF THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: TOGETHER WITH THE PSALTER, OR PSALMS OF DAVID

      Philadelphia: Hall and Sellers, 1791. Contents a little yellowed with a few stains where plant material had been laid in. Cover quite strong with a few minor scrapes to top edge gilt. Box moderately worn, but nicely intact. Small 8vo. Unpaged and printed in double columns with catchwords. Bound in full maroon period morocco with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spine with floral ornaments and gilt rolls on the bands , the covers with decorative gilt roll borders. Housed in wallet style slipcase with gilt spine title and four family names on the cover. First printed in 1790, this is the "First Official Prayer Book of the American Episcopal Church" with appropriate changes. (Griffiths 1791/18). Flyleaf signed "Brinton Coxe 1886 to Edmund J. D. Coxe 1887 - Edmund J. D. Coxe to Daniel Michaux Coxe 1907 - Daniel Michaux Coxe to Brinton Coxe 1941". This family line descended from a Daniel Coxe, physician to King Charles II and Queen Anne, who acquired claim to lands in Carolina (Carolana).

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        Solemnes exequias celebradas en la Santa Iglesia de Salamanca y Real Seminario de San Carlos en la translacion del cadaver del excmo. sr. don Felipe Bertran, obispo de Salmanca, inquisidor general caballero prelado gran cruz de la real y distinguida orden española de Carlos III

      Mexico: Imp. del Br. Don Joseph Fernandez Jauregui 4to (20.5 cm; 8.135"). [9] ff., xlvi, xxvi pp., [2] ff.. 1791 Sole Mexican edition of the official account of the funeral and ceremonies on the death of Bishop Felipe Bertran, the Inquisitor General of Spain. WorldCat locates only six U.S. libraries reporting ownership. Original plain wrappers, front one lacking. Light dust-soiling. Very good copy.

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        Solemnes exequias celebradas en la Santa Iglesia de Salamanca y Real Seminario de San Carlos en la translacion del cadaver del excmo. sr. don Felipe Bertran, obispo de Salmanca, inquisidor general caballero prelado gran cruz de la real y distinguida orden española de Carlos III

      Mexico: Imp. del Br. Don Joseph Fernandez Jauregui 4to (20.5 cm; 8.135"). [9] ff., xlvi, xxvi pp., [2] ff.. 1791 Sole Mexican edition of the official account of the funeral and ceremonies on the death of Bishop Felipe Bertran, the Inquisitor General of Spain. WorldCat locates only six U.S. libraries reporting ownership. Original plain wrappers, front one lacking. Light dust-soiling. Very good copy.

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        Les Isles BritanniquesComprenant les Royaumes D'Angleterre D'Ecosse et D'Irlande.

      1791 - Paris: Jean Lattré, 1791. Original colour. 490 x 560mm. The British Isles divided into the Saxton kingdoms, with an inset of the Orkneys & Shetlands and a finely-engraved title cartouche. This is a very uncommon large folio version of Lattre's own "Atlas Moderne" map, with an identical title and maritime design of the title cartouche.

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        The Governess: or, Little Female Academy Being the History of Mrs. Teachum, and Her Nine Girls. With their Nine Days Amusement calculated for the Entertainment and Instruction of Young Ladies in their Education. By the Author of David Simple. A New Edition

      Philadelphia: Printed by T. Dobson, 1791. First American edition and only American edition of this work. This was first published in London by Samuel Richardson on the 2nd January 1748/9. xii, 228p. 16mo in 8s. Original sheep. Joints carefully repaired, new label, some light overall browning and soiling of text but an attractive copy. In a brown cloth open end case. First American edition and only American edition of this work. This was first published in London by Samuel Richardson on the 2nd January 1748/9. xii, 228p. 16mo in 8s. "The first English novel written for children" (Battestin, Martin C. "Henry Fielding. A Life," p. 445). It is also one of the earliest children's storybooks. Based upon her experiences at Mary Rooke's boarding school in the Close, Salisbury, where the four Fielding girls were educated. Moral lessons are taught by the use of stories about young girls at school. An excerpt from this work was earlier published in America by Mein and Fleeming in Boston who published "The Story of the Cruel Giant Barbarico from 'The Governess' " in 1767. Block p. 74 (for the first edition); Colby Library Quarterly p. 239; Evans 23372; Welch 409; Todd, Janet, editor. "A Dictionary of British and American Women Writers 1660-1800"; ESTCW12475.

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        Bemerkungen, Reflexionen, Phantasien, Skizzen von Gemälden und Schilderungen auf meiner Reise durch einige Provinzen Oberteutschlands.

      Brünn: Traßler 1791 - 3 Bl., 263 S.: große gestochene Titelvignette. Türkisgrüner Pappband der Zeit mit Rückenschild, berieben, Kanten etwas beschabt und bestoßen. 1. Ausgabe. - Mit teils sehr kritischen Schilderungen über Land und Leute der bereisten Gegenden. - Der Verfasser berichtet über München, den Starnberger See, Augsburg, Stuttgart, Karlsruhe, Mannheim, Mainz, Frankfurt etc. - Die Titelvignette mit einer lebhaften figürlichen Szene. - Vereinzelt etwas stockfleckig. - Goedeke V 288, 9, 3. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Blicke auf einen Theil Deutschlands, der Schweiz und Frankreichs bey einer Reise vom Jahre 1790.

      Carl Ernst Bohn, Hamburg 1791 - 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). 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 gut erhalten mit geringen Gebrauchsspuren. Siehe Fotos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Opuscule ou essai tendant à rectifier des préjugés nuisibles et à former de EDITION ORIGINALE

      A Londres: chez David Fowler (de l'imprimerie de J. Cooper), 1791. Fine. chez David Fowler (de l'imprimerie de J. Cooper), A Londres 1791, in 12 (16,3x10,5cm), 286 pp., relié. - Edition originale, et seule parue. Demi Veau romantique rouge , spine lisse à 2 fers romantiques en long. Cet ouvrage fut rédigé par un quaker américain, et selon l'éditeur avant la Révolution française. L'auteur y condamne sévèrement « la fourberie et le fanatisme des prêtres ». L'auteur décida de le publier afin de soutenir la politique violemment anticléricale des gouvernements révolutionnaires. On trouve dans l'ouvrage diverses références à l'Amérique. En outre l'auteur conteste et réfute tous les dogmes de l'église à commencer par la vérité de la Bible et des Evangiles, que Jésus soit le fils de Dieu?Le christianisme et l'ensemble de ses doctrines ne serait que superstitions qui servent l'intérêt des prêtres. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, et seule parue. Reliure en demi veau romantique rouge, dos lisse à 2 fers romantiques en long. Cet ouvrage fut rédigé par un quaker américain, et selon l'éditeur avant la Révolution française. L'auteur y condamne sévèrement « la fourberie et le fanatisme des prêtres ». L'auteur décida de le publier afin de soutenir la politique violemment anticléricale des gouvernements révolutionnaires. On trouve dans l'ouvrage diverses références à l'Amérique. En outre l'auteur conteste et réfute tous les dogmes de l'église à commencer par la vérité de la Bible et des Evangiles, que Jésus soit le fils de Dieu?Le christianisme et l'ensemble de ses doctrines ne serait que superstitions qui servent l'intérêt des prêtres. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.

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        Sur L'Administration de M. Necker. Par Lui-Même

      Paris: Hötel de Thou, 1791. pp. [4], 480. 1 vols. 8vo. Original calf-backed boards, with the ex-libris of La Maison de Montmorency. spine is a bit dry , otherwise a beautiful copy, complete with half-title. pp. [4], 480. 1 vols. 8vo. By 1790, Necker was out of favor with the fickle public, was forced once again out of office, and, as Palgrave put it "He who had never deigned to accept the salary attached to his public office, was arrested as a malefactor", and it was only on an order of the national assembly that he was allowed to return to his native Switzerland. These bitter and emotional memoirs -- his final apologia -- are among his most moving writings. At least three different editions -- of uncertain priority -- appeared in the same year - but this is the most complete, containing the Appendice dated 23 Avril 1791. M&W III, 25709

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        Baudelocque's Anleitung zur Entbindungskunst. 2 Bde.

      . Leipzig, in der Weygandschen Buchhandlung, 1791-1794, 8°, (20), 756 pp.; Kupfertafeln; (2), 556 pp., 17 gefalt. Kupfertafeln, 3 gealt. Foliotabellen, 2 Pappbände d.Zt; feines Exemplar.. Die unfangreichste deutsche Ausgabe des Hauptwerks des berühmten Geburtshelfers , ist die "Zwote Ausgabe, nach der sehr vermerten franzöischen zwoten Ausgabe des Verfassers übersetzt, mit Anmerkungen versehen, und durch einen neuausgearbeiteten Anhang, auch mit mehrern neuen Kupfer vermehrt, von Phillipp Friedrich Meckel*, Doktor der Arzneygelahrtheit und ordentlicher Professor derselben auf der Friedrichsuniversität zu Halle. - - " ... war seiner Zeit unstreitig der beste Lehrer der Geburtshilfe". Hirsch - - "Gross sind seine Verdienste um die Beckenmessung. Der Zange widmet er ein eingehendes Studium namentlich auch bezüglich der Nachteile der Kompression des Kopfes. Die Wendung auf den Kopf erwähnt er zwar bei einigen seiner Arten der Schieflage, zieht aber in allen Fällen die Wendung auf die Füsse vor. Baudelocque war einer der eifrigsten Gegner des Schamfugenschnittes; ebenso hat sein Autorität der künstlichen Frühgeburt für lange Zeit den Eintritt in Frankreich verwehrt. Er hat einen Einfluss von ähnlicher Intensität und Ausdehnung auf die Geburtshilfe - nicht nur auf die französische - ausgeübt, wie sein älterer Landsmann Andre Levret" Fasbender, Geschichte der Geburtshilfe (1964), pp. 254 ff.). - - *) Zum Übersetzer: Philipp Friedrich Theodor Meckel (1755-1803) war Prosektor in Straßburg und wurde 1779 Professor der Anatomie und Chirurgie in Halle. Die Tätigkeit als Anatom, die zugleich auch den Unterricht in der Physiologie umfasste, bildete jedoch nur eins seiner umfangreichen Arbeitsgebiete. Seit 1788 leitete er die chirurgische Abteilung des Klinikums in Glaucha, war auch außerhalb dieser amtlichen Funktion ein gesuchter Chirurg. Er übersetzte die geburtshilflichen Werke des Franzosen Baudeloque, gründete eine private Entbindungsanstalt und wurde zweimal zur Entbindung an den Zarenhof nach St. Petersburg gerufen. 1795 bot ihm Katharina II. die Leitung der gesamten medizinischen Universitäts-Anstalten in Petersburg an. Die Ablehnung ist ihm wahrscheinlich nicht leichtgefallen, brachte ihm allerdings den preußischen Geheimratstitel ein. - - Jean Louis Baudelocque (1745?-1810) "received medical instruction from his father, a prominent surgeon in Amiens, at an early age. He later completed his medical education in Paris where he became the most distinguished pupil of Francois Louis Joseph Solayres de Renhac (1739-1772) at the Hopital de la Charite. By 1776 he was a member of the College de Chirurgie and well established in Paris as a teacher and obstetrician. After the French Revolution, with its subsequent reorganization of France's scientific institutions, Baudelocque was appointed professor of obstetrics at the Ecole de Sante and director of the Maternite. Baudelocque achieved a great reputation, became France's leading obstetrician, and was called upon to attend many women from Europe's top royal families. His fame and reputation also gained him some outspoken critics especially since Baudelocque was an advocate of cesarean section. It was his support of cesarean section that led him into a bitter lawsuit late in his career. Unfortunately, one of his patients died and he was forced to trial by his arch rival Jean Francois Sacombe (1750-1822). Baudelocque lost the suit and, in spite of his achievements and enormous professional stature, never fully recovered from the incident. Baudelocque's obstetric contributions include a forceps which he based on an earlier model of Levret as well as a pelvimeter of his own design. He also introduced a technique for measuring the various diameters of the female pelvis one of which, the external conjugate, bears his name. The present work was immensely successful and went through at least eight French editions. Comprehensive in scope, it did much to popularize clinical pelvimetry and the plates depict instruments, normal and pathological pelves, as well as methods of forceps-assisted delivery in difficult presentations of the infant." Heirs of Hippocrates, No. 1061 (1st. Fr. Ed.). - - Garrison & Morton No.6255 (1st. Fr. Ed.); Waller 773; Blake 34; Hirsch-H. I, 379

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        A short treatise in support of national religion: containing a slight comparative survey of the Roman Catholic and Protestant institutions; clearly shewing the superiority of the latter. Also particularly pointing out the general injury and inferiority of all non-conforming sectaries. The whole tending to preserve the internal order and tranquility of a state. Addressed to the consideration of Great Britain, Ireland, and Canada. Also to the present opportune situation of the French, or any other people similarly circumstanced - as likewise to all infant states whatever; By a Gentleman of the Church of England

      London: printed for J. Tindal. 1791. 8vo., (2) + 121 + (1)pp., including the half-title (the half title with repaired tear but no loss), bound in late 19th century dark blue half calf, neatly rebacked with original label and gilt lines, entirely uncut. A very good uncut copy with the 'Deo Juvante' 19th century armorial bookplate of the Earl Fitzwilliam> (presumably the 6th Earl). First edition: really quite rare. ESTC & OCLC together locate copies in about 9 libraries, of which only BL + Regents Park Coll. Oxford + Birmingham Univ. + St. Patrick's Coll. in British Isles. An interesting, although anonymous, essay about church and state, about Roman Catholics and Dissenters, about political parties and the role of political opposition, about the big questions of political and religious liberty, and about the relationship between government and people. 'As to the rights of man', the author suggests, 'they as widely differ in themselves as the brute of the field to the reasoning faculty of the human soul; the more mankind are uncontrouled, the less fit are they for society. It is true that in the abject state of perfect equality, they may be said to enjoy the rights of nature; but what is this common will, but the general privilege of doing service or injury as instinct chances to direct, free from either distressing remorse, or pleasing satisfaction of mind? - the rights of general society are then the only true desirable rights, to be coveted by all and distributed to all; to be maintained, protected and watched, equally against the inroads of the tyrant's despotic sway, as from the popular attraction of over-strained liberty; both which are alike, equally enemies to general impartial happiness and prosperity, the first and only true principle whereon to found the rights of a people'.

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        Alphabeta Indica, id est Granthamicum seu Samscrdamico-Malabaricum Indostanum sive Vanarense Nagaricum vulgare et Talinganicum

      Typis. Sac. Congregationis de Propag. Fide, Rome 1791 - First edition. 24 pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. With a woodcut comparative table at pp. 8-17 of the four alphabets: Malabar, Sanskrit and a modified form, and Telugu. Birrell & Garnett 23; Smitskamp PO 214; Brunet I, 197 Recent morocco backed marbled boards, a.e.g. Fine [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Political Essays on the Nature and Operation of Money, Public

      1791. Notable Essays by a Notable Early American Economist and Political Thinker Webster, Pelatiah [1726-1795]. Political Essays on the Nature and Operation of Money, Public Finances, And Other Subjects: Published During the American War, And Continued up to the Present Year, 1791. Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by Joseph Crukshank, 1791. viii, 504 pp. Octavo (7-3/4" x 4-3/4"). Recent morocco, blind rules to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, marbled endpapers. Some toning to text, light foxing in places, faint dampstining to outer margins of a few leaves, some edgewear and minor tears to title page, internally clean. * Only edition. Pelatiah Webster, a Yale-educated Philadelphia merchant, is often cited as America's first economist. He wrote several essays on the subject and was often consulted by the Continental Congress on economic matters. He was also a notable political thinker. Indeed, he is remembered today for his "Dissertation of the Political Union and Constitution of the Thirteen United States of North America" (1783), which argued for a new constitution to replace the Articles of Confederation. This essay was studied carefully by members of the Constitutional Convention. He played a large part in the struggle for ratification, and his arguments, based on historical and economic principles, were influential. Political Essays collects all of his principal writings. In addition to the "Dissertation," it includes, among other essays, "An Essay on the Danger of Too Much Circulating Cash in a State," "An Essay on Free Trade and Finance," "Strictures on Tender-Acts," "An Essay on the Economy, Policy, And Resources of the Thirteen States, And the Means of Their Preservation," "A Dissertation on the Nature, Authority, And Uses of the Office of a Financier-General," "Remarks on the Resolution of Council, Of the 2d May, 1781, for Raising the Exchange to 175 Continental Dollars for One Hard," "Remarks on the address of sixteen members of the Assembly of Pennsylvania to their Constituents, Dated Sept. 29, 1787, "An Essay on credit," "Strictures on the Net Produce of Great-Britain in the Year 1784" and "An Essay on the Extent and Value of Our Western Inlocated Lands." Kress Library of Business and Economics 2235. Evans, American Bibliography 23972.

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        Journal of the third session of the Senate of the United States of America, begun and held at the city of Philadelphia, December 6th, 1790

      Philadelphia: John Fenno, 1791. Folio. (12 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches). 203pp. Contemporary sheep, covers bordered in blind, expertly rebacked to style, spine with raised bands in six compartments, red morocco lettering piece in the second The journal of the Senate recorded during the third session of the first Congress Includes the Senate's response to a State of the Union address by Washington detailing issues with public credit and the northwest frontier; sundry acts authorizing the President to discharge foreign debts; and "An Act Declaring the Consent of Congress, that a New State be Formed within the Jurisdiction of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Admitted into this Union by the name of the State of Kentucky." In all, many important issues were settled in the discussions recorded here, and many significant events in the nation's history are treated in depth. NAIP W020589; Evans 23901.

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        Life of Samuel Johnson, LL D

      1791. BOSWELL, James.The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works…London: Printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, 1791.Two volumes.First edition of the greatest of literary biographies, handsomely bound in contemporary tree calf.?"Everyone with an interest in Johnson is very much in debt to Boswell not only for the years of devotion he invested in the study of Johnson?'s life, but for the uncanny skill with which he conveyed the quality of Johnson?'s personality and his effect on the people about him. If there had been no Boswell, Johnson would have been one of the most famous names in English literature; but that he has become a household name… is due to the chance that brought Boswell into his company… Boswell is the sniffing bloodhound who will follow the scent of individuality into whatever territory it leads him. The fascination of their dialogue, that dialogue of mind, heart and voice round which Boswell organized his great Life, is that it is not merely between two very different men but between two epochs. In its pages, Romantic Europe speaks to Renaissance Europe, and is answered?" (Wain, 229) ..Rothschild 463. Grolier 100.Interiors generally quite fresh with only light scattered foxing. contemporary tree calf boards with expert restoration.

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        Printed Act of Congress signed in type by George Washington and John Adams permitting the collection of taxes for vessels entering Baltimore harbor

      Philadelphia, PA, February 9, 1791. 7.5" x 11". "Attractive, Printed Act of Congress, Signed in type by George Washington as President and John Adams as Vice President, one page, 7½"" x 11"", February 9, 1791, Philadelphia, PA, titled ""An Act declaring the Consent of Congress to a certain Act of the State of Maryland."" In part: ""Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the consent of Congress be and is hereby granted and declared to the operation of an Act of the General Assembly of Maryland...entitled 'An act to empower the wardens of the ports of Baltimore to levy and collect the duty therein mentioned""..."". According to state archives, the General Assembly of Maryland sought to collect a duty of up to two cents per ton for each vessel that entered the harbor at Baltimore. Trivial damp stains at the blank lower margin, otherwise fine. Ideal for presentation or display."

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        The Hedàya, or Guide; A Commentary on the Mussulman Laws: Translated by the Order of the Governor-General and Council of Bengal

      T. Bensley, London 1791 - (10 1/4 x 8 inches). lxxxix, (1), xii, 561, [2-errata] pp.; viii, 727, (1), [2-errata]; viii, 609, (1), [2-errata]; lxxxix, (1), xii, 561, (1), [2-errata]. Errata leaf in rear of each volume. Expertly bound to style in half calf over period marbled paper covered boards, flat spine divided into six compartments with gilt roll tools, black morocco lettering piece in the second, the others with a repeat arabesque decoration in gilt First edition in English of al-Hidayah: the authoritative guide to Islamic jurisprudence. Commonly referred to as al-Hidayah or The Guidance, this work originated as a 12th-century Hanafi work by Shaykh al-Islam Burhan al-Din al-Farghani al-Marghinani (1135-1197) and is considered an authoritative guide to Islamic law among Muslims throughout the world. The Hidayah presents a legal tradition developed over many centuries and represents the corpus of Hanafi law in its approved and preferred form. The primary reason for its popularity is the reliability of its statements and the soundness of its legal reasoning. It is arguably the most popular and important work in fiqh literature. Hamilton's English translation is based on a Persian translation by Ghulam Ya Khan from the original Arabic version. Intended for a British audience, chapters relating to rituals were ommitted; however his coverage of contracts, torts and criminal law is more complete. Hamilton explains in his preface: "The permanence of any foreign dominion (and indeed, the justification of holding such a dominion) requires that a strict attention be paid to ease and advantage, not only of the governors, but of the governed; and to this great end nothing can so effectually contribute as preserving to the latter their ancient established practices, civil and religious and protecting them in the exercise in their own institutes . they must be infinitely more acceptable than anything we could offer; since they are supported by the accumulated prejudice of ages, and, in the opinion of their followers, derive their origin from the Divinity himself" (Preliminary Discourse). The understanding of Islamic law was critical to the colonial administration of India, and Bengal in particular, which had a very large Muslim population, and this work was intended to enable English officials to understand local proceedings. A second edition of Hamilton's translation was published in 1870, though the first edition is rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sur L'Administration de M. Necker. Par Lui-Même

      Hötel de Thou, Paris 1791 - pp. [4], 480. 1 vols. 8vo. By 1790, Necker was out of favor with the fickle public, was forced once again out of office, and, as Palgrave put it "He who had never deigned to accept the salary attached to his public office, was arrested as a malefactor", and it was only on an order of the national assembly that he was allowed to return to his native Switzerland. These bitter and emotional memoirs -- his final apologia -- are among his most moving writings. At least three different editions -- of uncertain priority -- appeared in the same year - but this is the most complete, containing the Appendice dated 23 Avril 1791. M&W III, 25709 Original calf-backed boards, with the ex-libris of La Maison de Montmorency. spine is a bit dry , otherwise a beautiful copy, complete with half-title

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        Droits de l'homme ou réponse à l'ouvrage de Monsieur Burke contre la Révolution francoise.

      - Ouvrage traduit de l`anglois d`après la première édition. à Hambourg, Chez les Freres Herold, 1791. 8:o. 139 pp. Uncut in original wrappers. Parts of paper spine missing. Previous owner`s signature in pencil on front pastedown "Rolf Carlbom 1973". Stamp on title. 21 x 13,5 cm.*French edition printed in Hamburg in the same year as the first English and French edition. [#\125647] [Attributes: Soft 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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        Codigo de las Costumbres Maritimas de Barcelona, Hasta Aqui...

      1791. Critical Spanish Edition of the Consolato de Mare Capmany y de Montpalau, Antonio de [1742-1813], Editor. [Montana, Pedro Pablo (d.1803), Illustrator]. [Moles, Pascal Pierre (1741-1797), Illustrator and Engraver]. [Carnicero, Antonio (1748-1814), Engraver. [Paret y Alcazar (1746-1799), Engraver]. Codigo de las Costumbres Maritimas de Barcelona, Hasta Aqui Vulgarmente Llamado Libro del Consulado. Nuevamente Traducido al Castellano con el Texto Lemosin restituido a su Origina;l Integridad y Pureza; E Illustrado con Varios Apendices, Glosarios, Y Observaciones Historicas. Publicase por Disposicion y a Expensas de la Real Junta y Consulado de Comercio de la Misma Ciudad, Bano la Direccion de la General y Supremo del Reyno. Madrid: En la Imprenta de Don. Antonio de Sancha, 1791. lxxxii, 320, [4], 321-368; [ii], 7-224, [1] pp. Two volumes in one book, each with title page and individual pagination. Half-title and title page of Volume II misbound between pp. 320 and 321 of Volume I. Main text in parallel columns. Quarto (9-1/2" x 7-1/2"). Contemporary tree sheep, gilt frames to boards, lettering pieces and gilt ornaments to spine, marbled endpapers, edges rouged. Rubbing to extremities with wear to spine ends, joints and corners, backstrip and lettering piece abraded, a few shallow scuffs to boards, front joint starting, crack in text block between front free endpaper and following leaf. Copperplate vignette to title pages, first page of main text and first page of the appendix, copperplate decorated initials. Some toning to text. Later gift inscription to front endleaf, interior otherwise clean. Ex-library. Fragment of location label to spine, small inkstamp and a few annotations to verso of title page. * Only edition. A landmark in the development of maritime law, the Consolato del Mare, or Consulado del Mar, was first published in Barcelona in 1484. A digest of the law and practice commonly followed by the commercial judges in the chief ports around the Mediterranean, it became a maritime common law of the Mediterranean and a foundation for subsequent European maritime laws and customs. It circulation was widest in Italy, especially among the Venetians, which is why it is generally known by its Italian title, but it was also influential in Western Europe. In addition to maritime law, it cont.

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        Nicodeme dans la lune ou la revolution pacifique Folie en prose mêlée d'a EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez l'auteur, 1791. Fine. Chez l'auteur, à Paris 1791, in 8 (13x20cm), 104pp., broché. - First Edition. Rare. Brochure naked. Covered with a glassine. Lack right corner of the title page (the letter E Moon is therefore missing), and bottom right corner. Satyr of the French Revolution. Cousin Jacques is the pseudonym of a journalist Beffroy of Reighton whom he owed his fame. He is the author of pranks on the French Revolution and the political and social changes of his time. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Rare. Brochure nue. Manque coin droit de la page de titre (la lettre E de lune est de ce fait manquante), et coin droit bas. Satyre de la Révolution française. Le cousin Jacques est le pseudonyme du journaliste Beffroy de Reigny auquel il dut sa célébrité. Il est l'auteur de facéties sur la Révolution française et les transformations politiques et sociales de son temps.

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        Theorie der sittlichen Gefühle

      Leipzig: In der Gräffschen Buchhandlung,, 1791-1795. Uebersetzt, vorgeredet, und hin und wieder kommentirt von Ludwig Theobul Kosegarten. [-] Zweyter Band, welcher die Zussäzze zur sechsten Ausgabe enthält, 2 parts bound in one octavo volume (197 x 120 mm). Contemporary half sheep and sprinkled boards, spine ruled gilt in compartments, morocco spine label, edges stained red. Corners and extremities slightly rubbed, occasional light spotting; an excellent copy. First complete German translation of Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments, the second German translation overall, volume two providing a translation of the additional material contained in the English 6th edition, published shortly before Smith's death in 1790. The first German translation of 1770 was made from the third edition of 1767. "The Kosegarten translation of 1791 had more impact [than the 1770 one] partly because of its timing and also because it did provide some contextualisation for work and author" (Tribe).

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        Philippe-Louis Debucourt. - "La Rose mal de Fendue".

      - Historische Künstlergrafik. Farbradierung, 1791. Von Philippe-Louis Debucourt. 43,0 x 32,0 cm (Darstellung) / 52,0 x 39,0 cm (Blatt). WVZ Fenaille 27. Unterhalb der Darstellung in der Platte betitelt und signiert "La Rose mal de fendue, dessine et grave par Debucourt peintre graveur". - Typische galante Szenerie des berühmten französischen Grafikers. Sein kunstgeschichtlicher Stellenwert ist nicht zuletzt in der Tatsache begründet, dass er der erste Künstler war, der farbige Radierungen nach seinen eigenen Entwürfen realisierte. Sehr dekorative Arbeit in einem technisch aufwendigen mehrfarbigen Druck. Wohl postumer Druck auf Van Geldern Zonen Bütten. - Dreiseitig schmaler Rand um die Plattenkante. Oben ein hinterlegter Randriss außerhalb der Darstellung. Im Ganzen gut erhalten. Philippe-Louis Debucourt (1755 Paris - 1832 ebd.). Französischer Maler und Grafiker. Schüler von Josef Marie Vien. Gehört zu den Hauptvertretern der französischen Peintre-Graveur des mehrfarbigen Farbenkupferdruckes. 1781 Agree der Pariser Akademie. Bis 1792 war er Peintre de Roi. Schuf 558 Werke, die heute in vielen Kabinetten verwahrt werden. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        K 527]. Il dissoluto Punito o Sia Il D. Giovanni Drama giocoso La Musica del Signore Wolffgango Mozard[!] messa per il Piano Forte Del Carlo Zulehner. No. 138. Fr. 21. Fl. 10. [Piano-vocal score]

      B. Schott [PN 138] [after 1791], Mainz - First Edition, 7th issue, distinguished by the the combined cast/contents page (introduced with the 6th issue). Haberkamp I p. 294. Hirsch IV, 134 (first issue). Fuld p. 371. Hoboken II, 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. Quarter black cloth with black paper boards. 1f. (recto title within decorative oval border, verso blank), [1] (blank), 2 (cast list, contents with textual incipits), 3-207, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Text in Italian and German.Binding slightly worn. Slight foxing and offsetting; some creasing; lower edge of final leaf repaired; other minor imperfections. In very good condition overall. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Comédies Le présomptueux ou l'heureux imaginaire [Ensemble] Le convalesc EDITION ORIGINALE

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

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        L'Alcone ossia del governo dei cani da caccia di Girolamo Fracastoro medico veronese, recato dai versi latini in ottave rime con note dal Marchese Salvatore Spiriti Ora illustrato, ed arricchito di molte annotazioni, ed aggiunte per la pi? facile, ed economica cura dei cani di ogni specie

      s. e. 1791 In 8. Pp. LVI + 192. Lieve danno al marg. inf. del p. ant.?M. pl. coeva con scritte e fregi in oro al d. Bella incisione al frontespizio.Il Fracastoro, umanista e scienziato (Verona, 1483 - Incaffi, Verona 1553), autore di un trattato sulla propagazione delle malattie per contagio (il 'De contagione et contagiosis morbis' , 1546), di opere di geografia, di astronomia, di teologia e di religione, ebbe grande rinomanza anche come poeta latino. Collega e amico di Copernico, lavoro' anche come professore di logica a Padova. Gli scritti?dell'umanista veronese spaziano dalla medicina alla filosofia, dall'arte poetica alla lirica, dall'astronomia all'enologia. Ceresoli 254 'Seconda edizione della traduzione del March. Spiriti, con testo latino a fronte, importante per le copiosissime note esplicative di F.M. Donarelli in aggiunta a quelle dello stesso Spiriti, Assai rara, '. Souhart 193. Enciclopedia della Caccia 973. ITA

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        Rights of Man: Being an Answer to Mr Burke's Attack on the French Revolution [Part I]

      London: Printed for J.S. Jordan, 1791.. First edition, second issue, variant b, 8vo, x, (5)-162 pp. Signature to half title of Thomas Green of Ipswich with his occasional marginal notes throughout, both signature and notes subsequently trimmed by a binder, half title browned, final blank missing a small piece to the top corner, later pencilled marginal highlighting throughout also. Twentieth century half morocco over marbled boards, very good. An instant bestseller on its publication in 1791, its radical views on everything from monarchy to welfare plus its defence of the French Revolution led eventually to Paine's exile. One of the most influential political tracts ever, it was dedicated to George Washington - "That the Rights of Man may become as universal as your benevolence can wish, and that you may enjoy the happiness of seeing the New World regenerate the Old..." Thomas Green (1769-1825) published a variety of pamphlets, including in 1791 "Slight Observations upon Paine's pamphlet … on the French and English Constitutions", and the manuscript notes to this volume must have been preparation for that work. A memoir published in Ipswich after his death commented wryly that "These 'slight observations' were certainly much too slight to merit a great share of the public attention". Still, a nice association. Originally published by Joseph Johnson but quickly withdrawn following the controversy it provoked, Jordan replaced the title page and went on to print seven further editions in 1791 alone. Excepting a copy that recently appeared at auction the first issue is generally held to be unobtainable. A second part appeared the following year. Gimbel p88. Printing and the Mind of Man 241.

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

      London: Printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, 1791-93. - First Edition, First Issue of Boswell's Life Of JohnsonTogether WithThe Excessively Rare 'The Principal Corrections and Additions' Bound in at the End of Volume TwoBOSWELL, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Comprehending an Account of his Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; a Series of his Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations with many Eminent Persons; and Various Original Pieces of his Composition, Never Before Published. The Whole Exhibiting a View of Literature and Literary Men in Great-Britain, for Near Half a Century, during which He Flourished. In Two Volumes. London: Printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, 1791. First edition, first issue, with "gve" for "give" in the uncorrected state (line 10 on p. 135 in Volume I) and all of the errata uncorrected.Two quarto volumes (10 3/4 x 8 7/16 inches; 274 x 216 mm.). vii, [1, blank], [ix-xii], [16, "Table of Contents" and "Corrections and Additions"], 516; [2], 588 [i.e. 586] pp. Engraved frontispiece by James Heath from a portrait of Johnson by Sir Joshua Reynolds in Volume I, two engraved facsimile plates in Volume II. ("Round Robin " facing p. 92 and "Fac Similes of Dr. Johnson's hand writing" facing p. 588.Together with [at the end of volume II] BOSWELL, James. The Principal Corrections and Additions to the first edition of Mr. Boswell's Life of Dr. Johnson. London: Printed by Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1793. [Title, verso blank], 42 pp.Bound by Riviére & Son ca. 1910 in full mottled calf, covers with triple gilt rules. Spines with five raised bands, decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments, red and brown morocco labels lettered in gilt, gilt ruled board edges, decorative gilt turn-ins, marbled end-papers, all edges gilt. Expertly rebacked and corners strengthened (over fifty years ago) with original spines laid down. Occasional light foxing or staining to a few leaves, otherwise a fine copy of the first issue with the exceptionally rare Principal Corrections and Additions bound in at the end of volume two."The work [The Principal Corrections and Additions] is now difficult to obtain; when it turns up it is almost invariably bound in with a copy of the first edition of the Life." (Pottle, p. 212).The 'gve' or 'give' question "Of the four copies in the British Museum, two have one reading and two the other. There can be little doubt that 'gve' is the earlier state. The first proof shows the word correctly spelled, but the lines are punctuated as follows: 'Short, O short! then be thy reign,"And give us to the world again.'Boswell passed this in the proof, but in the revise (both proof and revise are in the possession of Mr. Adam) he directed the printer to remove the exclamation point in the first line and substitute it for the first period at the end of the second, which is in fact the punctuation of the printed text. When the changes were made the 'i' dropped out, and the printer, not noticing what had happened, filled up the line by inserting a space between 'gve' and 'us'. After a considerable part of the edition had been printed, the error was discovered and corrected in the press." (Frederick Albert Pottle. The Literary Career of James Boswell, p. 151). The correct first issue as here reads" "Short, O short then be thy reign,"And gve us to the world again!"Boswell’s biography of Johnson is a classic of the genre—a full, candid account of the life of one of the most famous eighteenth-century writers and thinkers by another. "The Life of Johnson was no single book miraculously produced by an inexperienced author. It was the crowning achievement of an artist who for more than twenty-five years had been deliberately disciplining himself for such a task" (Pottle, p. xxi). Courtney & Nichol Smith, pp. 172-3. Grolier, 100 English, 65. Pottle 79 & 113. Rothschild 464 & 466. Sterling 71. Tinker 338. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Verschiedenes zum Unterricht und zur Unterhaltung für Liebhaber der Gaukeltasche, des Magnetismus, und anderer Seltenheiten. Gesammelt und herausgegeben von.

      München, Lindauer 1791 - 17 x 10 cm, Front., 36, 345 S., Eintrag auf Vorsatz, zeitgen. Halbfranz, gebraucht und läd., Ecken bestossen, an Rändern gering stockfleckig

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        Principles of Politeness, and of Knowing the World/ A Father's Legacy to his Daughters/ Thoughts on Female Education

      Boston: John W. Folsom, 1791 Good HC, no DJ. Full leather over boards, no external titles; three works bound together, each with a title page. Clean, square covers and spine; some rubbing wear along cover edges but not worn through to boards; some chipping at spine tail with rear board exposed at lower inner corner; 2 inch split at front cover/spine tail joint; tightly bound; upper half of front free end paper missing; clean interior with slight general age darkening; leaves remain supple; few interior leaves slightly dog-eared at fore corners. 24mo, 188 pp (paged 102, [2], iv, [1], 6-62, [2], 24 pages) This edition, cf, Early American Imprints, 1st series (Evans) #23790; OCLC #55822171. Gregory and Rush separately cataloged by Evans #23422 and #23747.  Founding Father Benjamin Rush signed Declaration of Independence, was a physician, politician, social reformer, educator and humanitarian.

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        Compendio dell'espulsione dei gesuiti dai regni di Portogallo e da tutti i suoi domini. Diviso in tre parti nelle quali si racconta tutto ci? d'interessante e sostanziale che precedette, accompagn?, e segu? questo fatto si memorabile

      s. e. 1791 In 8, pp. 424 + (2). Ampia gora non particolarmente fastidiosa che segna il margine superiore dell'opera. Piccola mancanza al margine sup. ?alla p. 159 - 160. CarTonatura editoriale. L'edizione originale dovrebbe risalire al 1741. Questa ? la prima edizione italiana. La Compagnia dei Gesuiti venne soppressa in Portogallo (ma anche in molti altri paesi cattolici) nel 1767 per motivi politici pi? che teologici. Molti di questi si rifugiarono in Russia e Prussia dove l'ordine venne sostanzialmente ignorato. ITA

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        Compendio dell'espulsione dei gesuiti dai regni di Portogallo e da tutti i suoi domini. Diviso in tre parti nelle quali si racconta tutto cio' d'interessante e sostanziale che precedette, accompagno', e segui' questo fatto si memorabile

      s. e., Nizza (ma Venezia) 1791 - In 8, pp. 424 + (2). Ampia gora non particolarmente fastidiosa che segna il margine superiore dell'opera. Piccola mancanza al margine sup. Âalla p. 159- 160. CarTonatura editoriale. L'edizione originale dovrebbe risalire al 1741. Questa e' la prima edizione italiana. La Compagnia dei Gesuiti venne soppressa in Portogallo (ma anche in molti altri paesi cattolici) nel 1767 per motivi politici piu' che teologici. Molti di questi si rifugiarono in Russia e Prussia dove l'ordine venne sostanzialmente ignorato. ITA

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        Dictionnaire mathématique, ou idée générale des mathématiques. Dans lequel l’on trouve, outre les termes de cette science, plusieurs termes des arts & des autres sciences ; avec des raisonnemens qui conduisent peu à peu l’esprit à une connoissance universelle des Mathématiques

      1791. relié. DeCollection. A Paris, chez Estienne Michallet, 1791. In/4 reliure plein veau du temps, dos à nerfs à caissons dorés et pièce de titre rouge, bandeau, lettrines historiées, 22 planches dont une dépliante, illustrations (schémas) in-texte, 5 ff., 672 p., 34 ff. Menus défauts : écrits à l?'encre en page de titre ; rousseurs éparses ; auréole claire en base d?'une dizaine de feuillets. Jacques Ozanam, (1640 - 1717) mathématicien français. Il est surtout connu pour ses différents écrits dont un portant sur des tables trigonométriques et logarithmiques. 4to in full contemporary calf, ribbed spine with gilt panels and red label, head-piece, historical letters, 22 plates (one folding), illustrations (woods), [5], 672 p., [34]. Few flaws : marginalia on title page ; sporadic foxing ; waterstain on border of tel sheets. The author was a French mathematician. Famous for his writtings on trigonometry & logarythms charts.

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D

      1791-93. first edition. First Edition, First Issue of Boswell's Life Of JohnsonTogether WithThe Excessively Rare 'The Principal Corrections and Additions' Bound in at the End of Volume TwoBOSWELL, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Comprehending an Account of his Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; a Series of his Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations with many Eminent Persons; and Various Original Pieces of his Composition, Never Before Published. The Whole Exhibiting a View of Literature and Literary Men in Great-Britain, for Near Half a Century, during which He Flourished. In Two Volumes. London: Printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, 1791. First edition, first issue, with ?"gve?" for "give" in the uncorrected state (line 10 on p. 135 in Volume I) and all of the errata uncorrected.Two quarto volumes (10 3/4 x 8 7/16 inches; 274 x 216 mm.). vii, [1, blank], [ix-xii], [16, ?"Table of Contents?" and ?"Corrections and Additions?"], 516; [2], 588 [i.e. 586] pp. Engraved frontispiece by James Heath from a portrait of Johnson by Sir Joshua Reynolds in Volume I, two engraved facsimile plates in Volume II. ("Round Robin…" facing p. 92 and "Fac Similes of Dr. Johnson's hand writing" facing p. 588.Together with [at the end of volume II] BOSWELL, James. The Principal Corrections and Additions to the first edition of Mr. Boswell's Life of Dr. Johnson. London: Printed by Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1793. [Title, verso blank], 42 pp.Bound by Riviére & Son ca. 1910 in full mottled calf, covers with triple gilt rules. Spines with five raised bands, decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments, red and brown morocco labels lettered in gilt, gilt ruled board edges, decorative gilt turn-ins, marbled end-papers, all edges gilt. Expertly rebacked and corners strengthened (over fifty years ago) with original spines laid down. Occasional light foxing or staining to a few leaves, otherwise a fine copy of the first issue with the exceptionally rare Principal Corrections and Additions bound in at the end of volume two."The work [The Principal Corrections and Additions] is now difficult to obtain; when it turns up it is almost invariably bound in with a copy of the first edition of the Life." (Pottle, p. 212).The 'gve' or 'give' question…"Of the four copies in the British Museum, two have one reading and two the other. There can be little doubt that 'gve' is the earlier state. The first proof shows the word correctly spelled, but the lines are punctuated as follows: 'Short, O short! then be thy reign,"And give us to the world again.'Boswell passed this in the proof, but in the revise (both proof and revise are in the possession of Mr. Adam) he directed the printer to remove the exclamation point in the first line and substitute it for the first period at the end of the second, which is in fact the punctuation of the printed text. When the changes were made the 'i' dropped out, and the printer, not noticing what had happened, filled up the line by inserting a space between 'gve' and 'us'. After a considerable part of the edition had been printed, the error was discovered and corrected in the press." (Frederick Albert Pottle. The Literary Career of James Boswell, p. 151). The correct first issue as here reads" "Short, O short then be thy reign,"And gve us to the world again!"Boswell?'s biography of Johnson is a classic of the genre—a full, candid account of the life of one of the most famous eighteenth-century writers and thinkers by another. ?"The Life of Johnson was no single book miraculously produced by an inexperienced author. It was the crowning achievement of an artist who for more than twenty-five years had been deliberately disciplining himself for such a task?" (Pottle, p. xxi). Courtney & Nichol Smith, pp. 172-3. Grolier, 100 English, 65. Pottle 79 & 113. Rothschild 464 & 466. Sterling 71. Tinker 338.

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        Neues Kochbuch, oder geprüfte Anweisung zur schmackhaften Zubereitung der Speisen, des Backwerks, der Confekturen, des Gefrorenen und Eingemachten.

      Stuttgart Johann Christoph Betulius 1791 - Kl. 8°. 6 S., 608 S., 24 S. Mod. Pbd. Mit RVergoldung. Papierbedingt gebräunt, teilweise fleckig. Einige Seiten sind von alter Hand restauriert. Weiss 2348. Erstausgabe. Friederike Luise Löf(f)ler war die "Landschaftsköchin", sie kochte für die zusammen speisenden Abgeordneten (Landschaft) des Herzogtums Württemberg. Das Werk ist trotz der vielfach verwendeten französischen Bezeichnungen ein Kochbuch der schwäbischen Küche. Sehr selten. Deutsch; 0,372 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Codigo de las Costumbres Maritimas de Barcelona, Hasta Aqui

      1791. Critical Spanish Edition of the Consolato de Mare Capmany y de Montpalau, Antonio de [1742-1813], Editor. [Montana, Pedro Pablo (d.1803), Illustrator]. [Moles, Pascal Pierre (1741-1797), Illustrator and Engraver]. [Carnicero, Antonio (1748-1814), Engraver. [Paret y Alcazar (1746-1799), Engraver]. Codigo de las Costumbres Maritimas de Barcelona, Hasta Aqui Vulgarmente Llamado Libro del Consulado. Nuevamente Traducido al Castellano con el Texto Lemosin restituido a su Origina;l Integridad y Pureza; E Illustrado con Varios Apendices, Glosarios, Y Observaciones Historicas. Publicase por Disposicion y a Expensas de la Real Junta y Consulado de Comercio de la Misma Ciudad, Bano la Direccion de la General y Supremo del Reyno. Madrid: En la Imprenta de Don. Antonio de Sancha, 1791. lxxxii, 320, [4], 321-368; [ii], 7-224, [1] pp. Two volumes in one book, each with title page and individual pagination. Half-title and title page of Volume II misbound between pp. 320 and 321 of Volume I. Main text in parallel columns. Quarto (9-1/2" x 7-1/2"). Contemporary tree sheep, gilt frames to boards, lettering pieces and gilt ornaments to spine, marbled endpapers, edges rouged. Rubbing to extremities with wear to spine ends, joints and corners, backstrip and lettering piece abraded, a few shallow scuffs to boards, front joint starting, crack in text block between front free endpaper and following leaf. Copperplate vignette to title pages, first page of main text and first page of the appendix, copperplate decorated initials. Some toning to text. Later gift inscription to front endleaf, interior otherwise clean. Ex-library. Fragment of location label to spine, small inkstamp and a few annotations to verso of title page. * Only edition. A landmark in the development of maritime law, the Consolato del Mare, or Consulado del Mar, was first published in Barcelona in 1484. A digest of the law and practice commonly followed by the commercial judges in the chief ports around the Mediterranean, it became a maritime common law of the Mediterranean and a foundation for subsequent European maritime laws and customs. It circulation was widest in Italy, especially among the Venetians, which is why it is generally known by its Italian title, but it was also influential in Western Europe. In addition to maritime law, it cont

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        Selenotopographische Fragmente zur genaueren Kenntniss der Mondfläche, ihrer erlittenen Veränderungen und Atmosphäre, sammt den dazu gehörigen Specialcharten und Zeichungen.

      Lilienthal, for the author, 1791-1802 - Two vols., 4to (275 x 211 mm), pp. [18], xx, 676, [1]; [8], xxii, 565, [1], with engraved title vignettes to both volumes, and 75 engraved plates, five folding; a very few leaves with the odd spot; contemporary half calf over speckled board, red leather labels. £25,000First edition, a fine, uncut, and complete copy with the rare second volume, of Schröter's famous work, 'the foundation of modern selenography' (Brown).'Schröter studied law at Göttingen but also attended lectures in mathematics, physics, and astronomy, the last under Kästner? Through his appreciation of music he met the Herschel family, who revived his interest in astronomy. In 1781 he became chief magistrate at Lilienthal, a post that left him free time to devote to astronomy. In 1781 he became chief magistrate at Lilienthal, a post that left him free time to devote to astronomy. With the aid of the optician J.G. Schrader he built and equipped an observatory that subsequently became world-famous for the excellence of the instruments. Some were made in his own workshop; others he bought from Herschel, the latter including a reflector with a twenty-seven-foot focal length, the largest on the Continent. George III of England enabled Schröter to continue his astronomical work by buying all of his instruments, with the stipulation that they remain in Schröter's possession until his death, when they would become the property of the University of Göttingen. Schröter was also awarded a grant to hire an assistant. K.L. Harding and, later, F.W. Bessel were among those who held the post.'For thirty years the observatory at Lilienthal was a center of astronomical research and was visited by foreign astronomers. On 21 September 1800 it was the site of the congress organized to search the space between Mars and Jupiter for a planetary body. Lilienthal was occupied during the Napoleonic Wars by the French, who looted and partly destroyed the observatory, although most of the instruments were saved. In the ensuing fire Schröter lost all copies of his own works, which he had published himself ?'Schröter was the first to observe the surface of the moon and the planets systematically over a long period. He made hundreds of drawings of lunar mountains and other features, and discovered and named the lunar rills' (DSB). 'The face of the moon is not only furrowed with craters, valleys, and seas, but it is laced with narrow clefts, or rills, and the honor of discovering the first lunar rills lies squarely in the lap of Johann Schröter ? His Fragments of Lunar Topography contains the results of a dozen years of observing; it has a large re-engraving of the Mayer moon map, and more importantly, dozens of engraved views of particular features of the lunar landscape. Especially noteworthy in Schröter's lunar studies was his practice of studying the same feature under different angles of illumination, by which he was able to get a much better idea of actual lunar topography. He even calculated altitudes of many lunar mountains' (Linda Hall exhibition catalogue).Whilst most copies of Schröter's work were destroyed in 1813 during the occupation of Lilienthal by the French, the second volume, published closer to the event than the first, is of the greatest rarity. Complete with all the plates, the copy offered here is enhanced through the addition at the time of binding of three folding plates by Bode, including a large chart illustrating the parabolic paths of 72 comets, and a fine stereographic celestial map, measuring 76.5 x 76.5 cm and 67.5 x 66 cm respectively (these with short tears to folds and lightly offset).The large, apparently separately printed maps by Bode are of similar rarity, with the chart of cometary paths recorded at the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, and Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiburg only, and - whilst a number of different examples of the stereographic celestial chart are recorded in German libraries - the only copy recorded as engraved by the Berlin engrave

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