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      1791 - BLACKSTONE. Commentaries on the Laws of England. London: A. Strahan and W. Woodfall, 1791. Four volumes. Octavo, contemporary full brown tree calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spines (Volume I rebacked with original spine laid down and recornered), original red and green morocco spine labels. $3500.Handsome 1791 edition of Blackstone’s landmark Commentaries, with his final corrections, perhaps the single most important legal work in Anglo-American history, scarce in contemporary calf boards.One of the greatest achievements in legal history, Blackstone's Commentaries proved instrumental to defining the English constitution and establishing common law as the basis of the American legal system. "The Commentaries are not only a statement of the law of Blackstone's day, but the best history of English law as a whole which had yet appeared… the skillful manner in which Blackstone uses his authorities new and old, and the analogy of other systems of law, to illustrate the evolution of the law of his day, had a vast influence, both in England and America" (NYU, 34). In this work, Blackstone clarified English law by introducing to the public its formative traditions. "Until the Commentaries, the ordinary Englishman had viewed the law as a vast, unintelligible and unfriendly machine… Blackstone's great achievement was to popularize the law and the traditions which had influenced its formation… He did for the English what the imperial publication of Roman law did for the people of Rome" (PMM 212). First published in 1765-69: 11th edition "with the last corrections of the author; Additions by Richard Burn, LL.D and Continued… by John Williams, Esq." With engraved frontispiece portrait (Volume I), engraved "Table of Consanguinity" and folding "Table of Descents" (Volume II), rear leaf of publisher's advertisements (Volume IV). Sweet & Maxwell, 28. Harvard Law Catalogue, 187. Rothschild 407. Early owner signatures to title pages (II-IV).Interiors generally fresh with slight scattered foxing, light edge-wear to contemporary boards. An extremely good copy, scarce in contemporary boards. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage a Madagascar et aux Indes Orientales.:

      Paris Chez Prault, Imprimeur du Roi 1791 - Cox I, 392; Gay 284; Grandidier 4285; Streit 6457a A very good copy bound in contemporary half calf, marbled boards. First edition, pp.lxiv, 322, large folding map.

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        The Iliad and Odyssey of Homer in Two Volumes Translated Into English Blank Verse by W. Cowper

      J. Johnson, London 1791 - Rebound in brown buckram with gilt titling. Two volumes. Pages moderately foxed and wavy. Vol. 1 has some reparation to title page. ; There is a list of the subscribers at the front plus an errata page. Volume 1 contains the Iliad and volume II contains the Odyssey & The Battle of the Frogs and Mice. Preface by Cowper. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 668pp & 583pp pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Paris, 1791. Modern half morocco and marbled boards, spine richly gilt. Small hole in titlepage, repaired with tissue, a couple instances of very minor light foxing. Manuscript correction to two lines on one page. Near fine, untrimmed. A rare and exceptionally early plan for building a canal across the Isthmus of Darien, thereby connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and containing a fabulous map of the region. From the earliest attempts to find a northwest passage, the desire to find a sea route across the Americas, thereby linking Europe with Asia, had been a long-standing goal. This text is one of the earliest proposals for a water route across Nicaragua, a route that was considered a viable option until the construction of the Panama Canal in the early 20th century. Bastide explains in great detail the feasibility and course of the route, and the great advantages that it would give to France. It would aid trade with French colonies in the Pacific, and on the west coast of the Americas, and with Asia. It would also help the French keep an eye on British and Spanish activities in the Pacific Northwest, as those two nations had just settled many of the controversial issues regarding Nootka Sound. The beautiful large folding map (usually lacking) in this copy has striking contemporary color, and shows Nicaragua between the ninth and thirteenth parallels, giving a clear depiction of the proposed route across the river San Juan, into Lake Nicaragua, and then across another small body of land and into the "Golfe de Papagayo." The map is a fine cartographic representation of the region, showing the river systems and mountain ranges, as well as significant cities and volcanoes. This title is not in Palau. A most interesting document, both as an example of a very early scheme to build a trans-isthmian canal, and as a French strategy to secure geopolitical advantage in the Americas, vis a vis Great Britain and Spain.

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England In Four Books By Sir William Blackstone, Knt One of the Justices of His Majesty's Court of Common Pleas The Eleventh Edition, with the Last Corrections of the Author; Additions by Richard Burn, LL D and Continued to the Present Time, By John Williams, Esq (4 volumes)

      London: Printed by A. Strahan and W. Woodfall, Law-Printers to the King's Most Excellent Majesty; For T. Cadell, in the Strand, 1791. The Eleventh Edition. Leather bound. 485; 520; (xix); 455; (xxvii); 443; (vi)pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] The books have been rebacked with later brown leather and black and red gilt stamped leather spine labels, the edges and corners of the covers restored with the same brown leather, and the majority of the original leather of the boards overlaid. With a frontispiece portrait in volume 1 of William Blackstone printed by Gainsborough. Good condition. The extremities are rubbed, and the underlying boards are exposed occasionally at the corners of the covers. There are sporadic chips in the leather at the heads of the spines. The front cover of volume 1 is nearly detached, and the front cover and front free endsheet and flyleaf of volume 3 are completely detached, but present. There are inscriptions from previous owner's, both contemporary and early twentieth-century, on the endsheets and title pages. There are faint tide marks in the margins here and there, but the majority of the pages are very bright. With the fold-out Table of Descents at p. 241 in volume 2. An eleventh edition of William Blackstone's famous work, a work which presented the English common law as a unified and rational system.

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        Observations on Man, His Frame, His Duty and his Expectations. In Two Parts. Three volumes, including Notes and Additions to Dr. Hartley's Observations on Man by Herman Andrew Pistorius

      London: J. Johnson, Printer, 1791. Full calf leather. xvi, iv, 5-512; xii, iv, 5-455; xv, v-ix, 457-768 plus index. A later printing of this key work by British philosopher, explaining his theories on the mind-body connection, including his doctrines of vibrations and associations, the formation and growth of consciousness, etc. With a third volume containing notes and commentary on the work by Herman Pistorius. David Hartley, as well as being a British philosopher, was the founder of the Associationist School of Psychology. GOOD condition, ex-library, from a theological institution. Spine labels, bookplates and minor library markings in the interiors of all three books. Front hinge of volume one cracked and split along the entire length, with the front cover tenuously attached. Leather splitting along the other hinges in, but covers more solid. Minor scuffing, uneven darkening and fading to the covers. Extremities scuffed and bumped. Spines very darkened. Minor scattered foxing and spotting in the interior. Notes in ink on a front endpaper of the first volume by previous owner. . Full Leather. Good. Ex-Library.

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        Die Grafschaft Mark gezeichnet von Friederich Christoph Müller Prediger zu Schwelm und Mitglied der Kön. Preuss. Academie der Wissenschaften herausgegeben von P.F. Weddigen 1791. - Frentzel Sc.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Frentzel n. Friedrich Christoph Müller b. Peter Florenz Weddigen, dat. 1791, 47,5 x 53,5 Hostert, Karte 46; WP 79/4/394. - Seltene Karte der Grafschaft Mark in dem Gebiet Lippstadt, Essen, Bergneustadt und Balve. - Mittig Lüdenscheid, Altena und Unna. - Die Karte eingeteilt in Amt Bochum, Hochgericht Schwelm, Hochgericht Lüdenscheid, Amt Iserlohn, Amta Unna, Soester Boerde, Grafschaft Dortmund, Amt Camen (Kamen), Gericht Hagen, Amt Breckerfeld, Amt Blankenstein, Gericht Castrop, Grafschaft Limburg, Amt Neuenrade, Amt Plettenberg, Gericht Meinerzhagen, Amt Neustadt, Amt Hamm, Gericht Hemern, Amt Altena u.a. - Unten rechts Gesamtansicht von Altena (11,5 x 21,5 cm); darüber Titelkartusche mit Adler. - Unten links Anmerkungen. - Oben links Richtungszeiger. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Grundsaetze der Aesthetik deren Anwendung und künftige Entwickelung.

      Keyser,, Erfurt, 1791 - Erste Ausgabe! Erfurt, Keyser, 1791. 8°. VII, 162 S., 1 Bl. Hldr.d.Zt. mit 2 Rückenschildern. Einband berieben, Ecken bestossen. Karl Theodor Anton Maria Freiherr von Dalberg (*1744 Mannheim - 1817 Regensburg). Von 1772 bis 1802 kurmainzischer Statthalter in Erfurt. Der Aufklärer, der u.a. Kontakte zu Goethe und Schiller pflegte und häufiger Gast am Weimarer Musenhof war, erfreute sich in Erfurt großer Beliebtheit. Sein hohes Ansehen resultierte nicht nur aus einem wirtschaftlichen Aufschwung, den Dalberg durch einige Reformen begünstigte, sondern vor allem aus seinem kulturellen Engagement. Dalberg verhalf dem Theater und Musikwesen in Erfurt zu einer wahren Blüte. Seine Vorliebe für Ästhetik brachte er auch in einigen literarischen Veröffentlichungen zum Ausdruck. Das seltene Werk "Grundsätze der Ästhetik, deren Anwendung und künftige Entwicklung" erschien 1791 in Erfurt und wurde von Georg Adam Keyser verlegt. Neben seiner politischen Tätigkeit veröffentlichte Dalberg Abhandlungen im "Teutschen Merkur". Mitteldt. Lebensbilder, S.175-194 Ästhetik (griech. aisthesis) bedeutet Wahrnehmung und war ursprünglich die Lehre von der Sinneserkenntnis. Seit Mitte des 18.Jh. versteht man unter Ästhetik "die Wissenschaft vom Schönen in Natur und Kunst, von seinem Wesen, seinen Bedingungen". Einband berieben, Ecken bestossen. Hldr.d.Zt. mit 2 Rückenschildern. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TA., Steintorturm und Jacobsbrücke, "Vue de Brandenbourg. Dédiée à Son Altesse Sérénissime Madame Louise. Duchesse Regnante de Mecklenbourg - Schwerin & Princesse de Saxe - Gotha etc, etc.".

      - altkol. Umrißkupferstich n. Nagel b. Morino & Company, dat. 1791, 23 x 32,2 Oben rechts mit Nummer "XXVI" bezeichnet.

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        Prospetto storico, politico e apologetico del governo della Valtellina e delle sue costituzioni fondamentali.

      s.n. 1791 In - 8° (cm. 21,7), graziosissima brossura floreale coeva; pp. XVI, 287, [1 b.] in ottimo stato e soffici, fresche, in barbe, con vignetta al front., deliziosa testatina e capolettera in xilografia; la sola carta I8 strappata con perdita di buona parte del testo, altrimenti superbo esemplare. Edizione originale e rara della famosa opera storiografica del De Simoni, insigne giureconsulto bormiese. «In quella che è a tutti gli effetti una descrizione delle vicende costituzionali d'antico regime [..], De Simoni sottolinea e riconosce la storicità e perenne imperfezione delle Costituzioni» [Mozzarelli in Le Alpi per l'Europa, una proposta politica. Editoriale Jaca Book 1988, p. 314]. Cfr. Parenti 208.

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        Landschaftsansicht, "Gegend der Stadt Schmideberg nach Landshut in Schlesien.".

      - altkol. Umrißkupferstich v. D. Berger n. Reinhardt, dat. 1791, 27 x 40 Daniel Berger ( 1744 - 1824, Kupferstecher in Berlin ) stach Riesengebirgsmotive nach Bildern von Carl Christoph Reinhardt ( 1733 - 1827 ). - Das Blatt ist altgerahmt ( Goldrahmen mit Schrägschnittpassepartout ).

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        Abbildungen und Beschreibungen einiger Misgeburten, die sich ehemals auf dem anatomischen Theater zu Cassel befanden.

      Mainz, Universitätsbuchhandlung, 1791. - Mit gestoch. Titelvignette und 12 Kupfertafeln von Berndt nach A. Range. 38 S., 1 Bl. Pappband d. Zt. Folio. ADB XXXIV, 612; Garrison-M. 4306; Waller 9043 Erste Ausgabe des nicht häufigen Werkes des deutschen Anatoms, Anthropologen, Paläontologen und Erfinders Samuel Thomas Soemmerring (1755-1830). In seinem Vorwort äußert er sich wie folgt zu der Sammlung: "Sehr zu bedauern ist es freylich, daß sich gar keine Nachricht . von diesen Misgeburten auftreiben ließ; . Alles was ich erfahren konnte, war, daß man sie seit langer Zeit, in der landgräflichen Naturaliensammlung, die ehedem im alten sogenannten Kunsthause zu Cassel sich befand, aufgehoben hätte, bis der hochseelige Landgraf bey Einrichtung des sehenswürdigen Fridericianischen Museums, in welches die Sachen aus jenem Kunsthause herüber kamen, diese Misgeburten, nebst andern sehr mehrwürdigen Stücken, meiner Aufsicht, in dem damals ganz neu von mir eingerichteten anatomischen Theater auf dem schönen Leipziger Platze den 16ten December 1779. Dies ist nun um so mehr zu bedauern, da mir bis izt schlechterdings keine Naturaliensammlung, oder auch nur eine Beschreibung, bekannt ist, wo eine solche, ich kann wohl sagen vollständige Stuffenfolge von zweiköpfigen Misgeburten vorkäme". - Stärker berieben und bestoßen. Block vorne etwas angebrochen. Tls. etwas stockfleckig. Ein Textblatt lose. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        La Province d' Alsace divisée en Territoires et Seigneuries suivant son ancienne Constitution germanique. Tracée et corrigée sur la grande Carte academique de Paris publiée en 1745. - Gravée par Iean Mayr, Graveur en Lettres et Imprimeur en Cuive à Ratisbonne. 1791. - Theatrum Praetensionum. - Sumptibus Lud. de Winkellmann ad Comitia S.R. Imp. Legati Civit. Col. 1791.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Johann Mayer in Regensburg, dat. 1791, 43 x 135,5 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. S. 427. - Seltene Karte vom Elsaß. - Oben rechts Titel. - Am linken Rand Erklärungen. - Die Karte mit Einzeichnung der Ordensgemeinschaft des Malteserordens. - Zeigt den Rheinlauf von Germersheim bis Basel. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Mineralogische und bergmännische Beobachtungen über einige Hessische Gebirgsgegenden Herausgegeben und mit einigen Anmerkungen begleitet von Dietrich Ludwig Gustav Karsten

      Berlin, Rottmann 1791.. Mit gest. Vignette auf dem zweiten Titel und 6 (1 teilkolor.) gefalt. Kupfertafeln. 1 Bl., XIV, 102 S. Hübscher HLdr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. Poggendorff II, 641; Schuh, Bibliography of Mineralogy: "Very scarce". - Der früh verstorbene Johann Philipp Riess (1751-1794) gilt als der bedeutendste Geologe, der aus dem Kasseler Collegium Carolinum hervorgegangen ist. Die vorliegende Veröffentlichung enthält die erste geologische Karte Niederhessens, die mit farbigen Flächen die Vorkommen der wichtigsten Mineralien ausweist. - Etwas berieben. Tls. gebräunt bzw. braunfleckig. Insgesamt recht gutes Exemplar!

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        Voyage sur le Rhin, depuis Mayence jusqu?a Dusseldorf. Tome premier (seul, de 2).

      à Neuwied, chez la société Typographique, 1791, - in-8vo, 180 p. + 1 carte dépl. (cours du Rhin de Cöntgen à Mainz) + 4 vues dépl. (Vue de Mayence - J.D. Cranz sculp. 1790 / Vüe en perspective de l?Hotel de la grande Prevote de Mayence Executée d?après les dessins de M. Mangin Architecte - le Chv de Nicéville sculp. / Vue de Coblenz / Vue de Neuwied), reliure en d.-basane originale. Reliure usée. Les gravures sur cuivre avec pts déchirures et faux plis, mais sans manque.4 mehrf. gefalt. gest. Ansichten nach J. D. Cranz u. 1 mehrf. gefalt. Kst.- Karte von Cöntgen ( Rheinlauf ). Barbier u. Holzmann - Bohatta nennen den Übersetzer ( A. L. B. Robineau gen. de Beaunoir ) als Verfasser. - Erste ( illustrierte ) französische Ausgabe. - Gegenüber der erstmals 1789/90 veröffentlichten "Reise auf dem Rhein" von Joseph Gregor Lang ist die Illustrierung mit 11 Kupferstichen neu (in Bd. 1 u. 2). Die Rheinlaufkarte von Cöntgen ist dagegen übernommen ( s. Schmitt ). - Die interessanten, relativ großformatigen ( bis 17,5 x 31,5 cm ) Ansichten in schönen Drucken zeigen: Koblenz, Mainz (2x), Neuwied mit Siebengebirge.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        Zeelands Chronyk, Verkort. Gesteld, tot dienst van de Jeugd, in Vragen en Antwoorden. WITH: Zeelands Chronyk Verkort. 1792. WITH: Mengelingen.

      Middelburg, Willem Alexander Keel (ca. 1791) - 3 delen en 2 werken in 3 banden, (titelprent met verklaaring, VIII, portretten, 8) 474, (titelprent, 2) 475-1046, (titelprent, 2) 1049-1430 (8) 39 (2) 70 p. Origineel half Leer, goudbestempeld, 16° H. 9 x B. 6 x D. 3 cm. (Unieke set over de geschiedenis van Zeeland in miniatuuruitgave, met uitvouwbare kaarten, gravures van steden, gebouwen, enz. pagina 665-758 verkeerd gebonden, enkele van de uitvouwbare gravures wat beschadigd aan de randen, desondanks een mooie set van dit zeldzame en aantrekkelijke werk. Voor elk deel een gegraveerde titelprent, met 2 -origineel- handgekleurde uitvouwbare kaarten, 6 pagina's met elk 2 portretten, 3 uitvouwbare plattegronden, 16 uitvouwbare gravures met uitzichten, 16 enkele gravures en 9 uitvouwbare gravures met munten, en 4 enkele gravures van Th. Koning, I. de Wit & D. Veelwaard in de 'Mengelingen'.) 3 volumes and 2 works in 3 bindings, (frontispiece with explanation, VIII, portraits, 8) 474, (frontispiece, 2) 475-1046, (frontispiece, 2) 1049-1430 (8) 39 (2) 70 p. Contemporary half Leather decorated with gilt, 16° H. 9 x L. 6 x W. 3 cm. (Extraordinary set about the history of Zeeland in miniature edition, with folding maps, engravings of cities, buildings, etc. page 665-758 misbound, some of the folding engravings are worn at the edges, otherwise a beautiful set of this rare and attractive work. Each volume has its own engraved frontispiece, with 2 contemporary handcoloured folding maps, 12 engraved portraits on 6 plates, 3 folding plans, 16 folding engravings with views, 16 single engravings and 9 folding plates with engraved coins, and in 'Mengelingen' 4 single engravings by Th. Koning, I. de Wit & D. Veelwaard.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London, 1791. Quarto. Modern three-quarter speckled calf and marbled boards, spine richly gilt, gilt morocco label. Offsetting from the maps, some slight age toning, but a handsome, very good copy. First English edition, following the French edition of the previous year. Writing during a period of intense international rivalry over discoveries in the Pacific, Fleurieu (a French politician and scientist) promotes the discoveries of Bougainville and Jean de Surville at the expense of British claims, though he does acknowledge some of Captain Cook's discoveries. To bolster his claims for the French, Fleurieu uses unpublished manuscripts, as well as the printed accounts of several Spanish and British navigators. An appendix prints Buache's "Extract from a memoir concerning the existence and situation of Solomon's Islands...." The twelve folding maps and plates relate to New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. "The maps are interesting, since they were based both on actual discoveries and on Fleurieu's theories. When d'Entrecasteaux returned from his fruitless search for La Perouse, he confirmed that Fleurieu's theories appeared to be generally correct" - Hill.

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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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        A view of the Loss of the Rhone. Vue de la Perte du Rhône, sur le chemin de Lyon à Genève, à quelques lieues de l?Ecluse. Tirage en bistre, qqs restaurations dans les (grandes) marges.

      London, Molteno, Colnaghi & Cie, 1791, - 58.7 x 88 cm (Feuille), Louis Belanger Le Romain pinxt. A view of the Loss of the Rhône. Vue de la Perte du Rhone./ M Catherine Prestel sculp./ To the RIGHT HON BLE the EARL OF EXETER/ This Plate is humbly dedicated by his Lordships most obliged & humble Serv.s/ Molteno Colnaghi & C °/ London Pub.d as the Act directs May 1 1791 by Molteno Colnaghi & C° N° 132 Pall Mall. montée sur toile récent (67.3x 97.7 cm). Dem Druck wurde eine lange in Englisch und Französisch verfasste Inschrift zugefügt: On the road between Lyons and Geneva, within a six miles from l'Ecluse, drawn from the level of the rocks of the Gulph. & also of the famous Oak shaken from the perpendicular/ rocks at the left of the highway. After descending by a ladder placed on the side of the road, one has the full prospect. The fall of this Tree was occasioned by a terrible storm, followd/ by a melting of the snow, which rushing thro the grotto of the Arveron has swell'd the torrent of the Arve near Chamouny & on the left are seen the fragments of a bridge that was swept away by the torrent, on the opposite side of it some peasants are busy in extracting granites containing small parts of gold, which are rolled down by the training of the water. This Tree, that parts France from Savoy & serves to travellers in lieu of a Bridge, is in a manner an object of veneration to the peasants, who keep it up with great care, they have formed on it trails made out of the boughs, & the Tree is fastend by iron chains to prevent its being taken up by its own weight. -------------------------- . ------------------------Sur le chemin de Lyon à Genève, à quelques lieues de l?Ecluse, prise au niveau des roches du gouffre et du fameux chêne écroulé, des roches à pic à la gauche du grand chemin./ Il faut descendre par une echelle posée au bord de la on découvre le point de vue. La chute de cet arbre fut causée par un orage furieux suivi d?une fonte des neiges/ qui en débouchant par la grotte de l'Arveron, a enflé le torrent de l' Arve près de Chamouny; et on voit sur la gauche du tableau les fragments d'un pont que ce torrent a/ entrainé dans son cours du bord opposé des paysans tirent des pierres de granit auxquelles tiennent de petites parcelles d'or que l'eau, en filtrant, amène fréquemment/ En cet endroit. Cet arbre qui sépare la France de la Savoye et sert de pont aux Voyageurs est, en quelque sorte, l?objet de la vénération des paysants qui l'entretiennent avec beaucoup/ des soins. Ils y ont pratiqué un garde-fou formé des branches mêmes et l?arbre est soutenu par des chaînes de fer pour l'empêcher d?être déraciné par son propre poids./ Peint d'après nature par Loui Belanger Le Romain./ This Plate is humbly dedicated by his Lordships most obliged & huble serv.ts Moteno, Colnaghi & C°. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Claudia Schwaighofer. Das druckgraphische Werk der Maria Catharina Prestel (1747?1794) - Werkverzeichnis - N° 3; Le Blanc 1887, Bd. 3, S. 251, Nr. 61; Nagler 1835 ff., Bd. 13, S. 266, Nr. 61.

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      Quebec, 1791. Folio. Dbd. Slight wrinkling and browning at edges, but very good. In a blue cloth folder, gilt leather label. The first and official Canadian printing of the Constitutional Act of 1791, by which Canada received representative government, Upper and Lower Canada were divided into two separate political entities, and the rights of the French inhabitants of Quebec were confirmed. After the loss of the other American colonies, Great Britain found the remaining colony of Canada in turmoil. The influx of Loyalists brought political and economic disruption. The home government was determined to learn from its mistakes, and set out to devise a system of government for Canada (which had been run as a military despotism since 1763) that would conciliate its inhabitants and keep them loyal to the British government. The Canada or Constitutional Act, as it generally became known, was drafted by William Pitt and his ministers and was seen through Parliament in early 1791, final passage occurring on June 10. It was scheduled to take effect at the end of the year. The most controversial part of the Constitutional Act was its division of the colony into Upper and Lower Canada. The Lower section comprised Quebec, Montreal, and the predominantly French part of the colony; and the Upper part consisted of the western, mainly British, part of the territory. This division has reverberated in Canadian politics to this day. By far the most important aspect of the Act was the creation of representative government. Thirty-two of the fifty sections of the Act relate to this, creating legislative councils and assemblies (upper and lower houses) for both Upper and Lower Canada. This was the first representative government in Canada, and the first occasion on which the British Parliament surrendered specific powers to local government - the precursor for all later Commonwealth developments. Besides these provisions, the Constitutional Act also provided guarantees against the imposition of outside duties, such as had been catalysts for the American Revolution. It protected the rights of the French citizens in their religion and forms of land tenure. In every way it sought to conciliate - the opposite of the policy of two decades earlier towards the more southern colonies. This is the first publication in Canada of the Constitutional Act, issued one month before it was to become law. It was issued as a special number of the QUEBEC GAZETTE, containing the proclamation of Lieut.- Gov. Allured Clark regarding the date the bill would take effect, the Order in Council authorizing the division between Upper and Lower Canada, the text of the Constitutional Act, and some lines of errata. The entire text is printed in double columns in parallel English and French. Marie Tremaine, the bibliographer of early Canadian imprints, locates six copies of this printing. In addition, we note the copy in the Lande Collection at McGill. Of the greatest importance for Canadian history.

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        Payment instruction signed ("Louis").

      Paris, 3. XI. 1791. - Folio. 1 p. To the "Trésorier Général de ma Liste civile", Jean-Baptiste Tourteau de Septeuil (1753-1812), instructing him to pay 200 Livres to the "Concierge de mon Chateau de Compiégne" S. Pascal. - At the time of writing, Louis XVI was already de facto a prisoner. In December he refused to sign a bill creating a State Church (not recognized by the Pope or the King), his end drew near: after the siege of the Tuileries in August 1792, he was arrested; he was guillotined in January 1793, and his wife Marie Antoinette in October. - Some edge wear; paper defects; one large, reinforced tear.

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        Letter with autograph signature.

      Paris, 31. I. 1791. - Folio. ½ p. With address. Thanking her cousin, Prince Altiéri, for New Year's wishes:: "[.] Je ressentirois un véritable plaisir, si les circonstances me mettoient à portée de vous prouver l'estimé particulière que j'ai pour vous. Sur ce je prieDieu qu'il vous ait, Mon cousin, en sa Ste. et digne Garde [.]". - Countersigned by Pierre Jean Baptiste Beaugeard (1764-1832). - Right edge with four small incisions, a small blue arrow beyond the signature.

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        De Romana republica, sive de re militari et civili Romanorum, ad explicandos scriptores antiquos. Utrecht, Abrah. van Paddenburg, 1777.

      8º: pi1 *#8 2*#2 A-2H#8 2I#6, gepag.: [20] 508 pp., gegraveerde titelpagina door L. Mulder naar G. Hoet, met een uitslaande plattegrond van Rome en 12 platen, warvan 7 uitslaand. Perkamenten prijsband met stadswapen van Arnhem in goud. Blijkens de handgeschreven prijsopdracht werd het boek op 14 maart 1791 toegekend aan Jan Busgers bij diens overgang van de vierde naar de derde klas. Rector van de Arnhemse Latijnse school was toen D.A. Jacobi.'De Romana republica' geeft een overzicht van de geschiedenis van Rome, van de inrichting van het leger, het bestuur van het rijk en van het gewone burgerleven. Daardoor was het een erg nuttig werk voor gymnasiasten en dus ook heel geschikt als prijsboek voor uitblinkende scholieren. Auteur is de Franse jezuiet Pierre Joseph Cantel of Cantelius (1645 - 1684), de eerste druk verscheen in 1684 te Parijs. De eerste eigenaar van dit exemplaar was waarschijnlijk de omstreeks 1778 te Nijkerk geboren Johannes Busgers, die later in Arnhem werkzaam was als advocaat-notaris en daar in 1831 is overleden.

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        "L'HOMME, DE; VAN STIJGEREN AMSTERDAM, WEET-LUST. Fraai gebonden handschrift `Gedichten door Jan Louis l'Homme', met op het titelblad een getekend silhouet en de regels `Zie 't schaduwbeeld mijns mans, door mijne hand getekend / Bezat mijn kunst meer kragt dan was het fiks en spreekend / Dog die dees mengeling van dicht tafreelen leest / Ontdekt een juiste schets van 's mans verheeven geest / Anna Jacomina de L'Homme, gebooren van Stijgeren.' Groot 4(: 158 p., gebonden in halfleer met op de vergulde rug: `Gedichten door Jan Louis de l'Homme'. Het betreft de periode 1773-1797.".

      "De gedichten werden bijeengebracht, gerangschikt op onderwerp en in net geschreven door Harmanus Sas. De L'Homme blijkt bevriend te zijn geweest met Hendrik Hooft en was lid van het `Colleegie', ook genoemd het `weetenschap- en dichtlievende gezelschap' Weet-Lust. Jan (of Jean) Louis de L'Homme was volgens het poorterboek van Amsterdam diamantslijper. Genoemd worden in de gedichten: een zoon Hendrik, dochter Anna Louise, Harmanus Sas, gehuwd in 1791 met Christina de Swart, schoonvader Fredrik van Stijgeren, schoonmoeder Appolonia (de) Pijper, Anna en Tellawiena van Stijgeren, Elisabeth Stuart, Jacobus A. Jourdanij, gehuwd in 1773 met Henrietta van Gessel, Jan Fredr. Getsch, in 1788 gehuwd met Engeltje de L'Homme, Jan Jacob Huis, in 1790 50 jaar gehuwd met Elisabeth Vinnius; Jacques Ledan.".

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        Schauplatz der fünf Theile der Welt mit beständiger Rücksicht auf die besten Originalwerke in drey Theile zusammengetragen von einer Gesselschaft Geographen nach zu Büschings Grosser Erdbeschreibung. Zweiten Theil, Erste Abtheilung. Enthält Deutschland und die Schweiz

      Wien 1791,. Gestochen von Ignatz Albrecht, komplette 1. Abteilung des 2. Teils dieses Werkes, 336 handkolorierte Landkarten, (Nummern 92-427), Übersichtskarte Europas, 2 Titelseiten u. 2 Blätter des Anzeigers; Karten betreffen heutige Staaten Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz, Tschechien, Belgien, Luxemburg, Liechtenstein, Teile Polens, Sloweniens, Italiens, Frankreichs, der Niederlande; alle Karten handkoloriert, mit Nummern, Beschriftungen und nötigen Angaben, eigene Maßstäbe; OLdr., Einband auf 5 Bünde, 30,5 x 44 cm (quer 2°), Karte mit Nrn. 303, 266, 215, 180, 177, 176, 175 u. 160 etwas größer u. an den Rändern gefaltet; Deckel mit leichten Wurmfraßspuren, Deckelkanten leicht abgeschürft, am Rücken Signaturschild, Signatur oben auf Vorderdeckel, Deckelklappe eingerissen, fliegende Blätter der Vorsätze geknickt, auf beiden Titelseiten kaum sichtbare Stempel ("Schloss Lissa"), nur Karten 423-427 und Blätter des Anzeigers u. hinterer Vorsatz in der Mitte befleckt, hinterer Vorsatz mit kleinem Loch, sonst schön, fest, sauber, altersgemäß in perfektem Zustand..

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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.

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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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      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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