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2018-12-11 14:03:03
Jane de St Remy/Jeanne de Valois-Saint-Remy
J Bew, 1791. With a portrait frontispiece to volume I. A very scarce edition of this work, particularly in such a well-restored condition. ESTC No. T142583. Jeanne de Valois-Saint-Remy, the Contesse de la Motte was a descendant of the Valois royal family through an illegitimate son of Henry II. She is best known for her role in duping the Cardinal de Rohan into purchasing a necklace that held the value of 2,000,000 livres for Queen Marie Antoinette, who had no involvement in the plan. Jeanne pretended that she had a good relationship with the Queen and convinced Rohan that he was in private communications with the Queen. Rohan asked Jeanne to arrange a meeting and therefore met a prostitute by the name of Nicole Leguay d'Olivia who posed as the Queen during the meeting. Jeanne told Rohan that Marie Antoinette wished to purchase the necklace but did not want to purchase an expensive item whilst the country was in need and so wished Rohan to be an intermediary. de La Motte's husband, the forger of the letters, posed as a valet of the Queen and collected the necklace, which was then taken to London to be separated and the large diamonds to be sold separately. This work is a biography of the central figure of this scandal, Jane de St Remy and discusses her early life, her role in the court, the necklace scandal and the repercussions following her arrest. There is also an address to the national assembly supplicating a new trial. A truly fascinating account of this scandal, which resulted in further public disfavour regarding the monarchy, despite Marie Antoinette not having a d … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-12-10 13:52:47
Jane de St Remy/Jeanne de Valois-Saint-Remy
1791. With a portrait frontispiece to volume I. A very scarce edition of this work, particularly in such a well-restored condition. ESTC No. T142583. Jeanne de Valois-Saint-Remy, the Contesse de la Motte was a descendant of the Valois royal family through an illegitimate son of Henry II. She is best known for her role in duping the Cardinal de Rohan into purchasing a necklace that held the value of 2,000,000 livres for Queen Marie Antoinette, who had no involvement in the plan. Jeanne pretended that she had a good relationship with the Queen and convinced Rohan that he was in private communications with the Queen. Rohan asked Jeanne to arrange a meeting and therefore met a prostitute by the name of Nicole Leguay d'Olivia who posed as the Queen during the meeting. Jeanne told Rohan that Marie Antoinette wished to purchase the necklace but did not want to purchase an expensive item whilst the country was in need and so wished Rohan to be an intermediary. de La Motte's husband, the forger of the letters, posed as a valet of the Queen and collected the necklace, which was then taken to London to be separated and the large diamonds to be sold separately. This work is a biography of the central figure of this scandal, Jane de St Remy and discusses her early life, her role in the court, the necklace scandal and the repercussions following her arrest. There is also an address to the national assembly supplicating a new trial. A truly fascinating account of this scandal, which resulted in further public disfavour regarding the monarchy, despite Marie Antoinette not having a direct i … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-12-09 09:02:23
JOHNSTON, William
London: Digested and Published by W. Faden, Geographer to the King, Jan[uar]y 1st, 1791. London: Digested and Published by W. Faden, Geographer to the King,, Jan[uar]y 1st, 1791.. with the Dezertas and Porto Santo Islands geometrically taken in the year 1788. By William Johnston Esq[ui]r[e]. This Chart drawn from actual Surveys taken with the Permission of His Excellency Don Diego Perreira Forjas Coutinho, Knight of the Order of Christ, Governor General and Commander in Chief of the Island of Madeira and Porto Santo &c. &c. &c. a discerning and liberal Promoter of every useful improvement in Science. Is respectfully dedicated To the Right Honourable John Henry Petty Earl Wycombe in testimony of the high consideration in which His Lordship is held by His Lordship's most humble and faithful humble Servant William Johnston of Madeira. Two engraved charts, on two sheets joined, fine original hand-colour, inset plan of Funchal, first chart with view of Funchal and plan of the road of Funchal. The British had particularly strong links with Madeira. The island had been under Portuguese rule since its discovery in 1418 - Portugal being the country with which England had (and still has) its oldest diplomatic alliance - based on the Treaty of Windsor of 1386. This alliance was further strengthened when, in 1662, Charles II married Catherine of Braganza. As a result Englishmen were allowed to settle on the island. Many of the new arrivals would later become involved in the lucrative Madeira port trade. It is likely that William Johnston, the author of the present chart, was involved … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Daniel Crouch Rare Books [United Kingdom]
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2018-12-08 11:19:24
Job ORTON
[Christianity, Religion] ~ BOUND FOR SOPHIA STREATFEILD ORTON, Job A short and plain exposition of The Old Testament, with devotional and practical reflections for the use of families...Published from the author's manuscripts, By robert gentleman. Shrewsbury. Printed and sold by J. and W. Eddowes. 1791-90, 1791. 8vo. Six volumes; the first three from the second edition, the second three from the first. Portrait frontispiece to Vol I. Finely bound for Sophia StreatfeIld, with her initials to spines, in contemporary navy straight-grain morocco, gilt, with triple fillet and greek key device in gilt to borders of boards, contrasting red and green morocco lettering-pieces/onlays. Slight rubbing to extremities, else a fine set. Occasional spotting internally. With armorial bookplates to each FEP (captioned 'Data fata sequutus') of the Streatfield family at Chiddingstone. A luxurious copy of dissenting minister Job Orton's (1717-1783) monumental commentary on the Old Testament, which was seen through the press by Shropshire Presbyterian and schoolmaster Robert Gentleman. From the Chiddingstone library of Sophia Streatfeild (b. 1755, d.1835), greek scholar, famous beauty and daughter of landowner Henry Streatfeild of Chiddingstone. Her looks and demonstratively emotional nature reportedly led to many male conquests in the late eighteenth-century; most notably attracting the jealousy of Hester Thrale, whose diaries record just how smitten her husband Henry was with Sophia. ESTC T176908, T124660. ~ About Antiquates We're based in the heart of the Dorset countryside, with an antiquari … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquates Fine and Rare Books [Corfe Castle, GB]
2018-12-08 08:49:25
Thomas Bewick; Ralph Beilby
Newcastle Upon Tyne: S. Hodgson, R. Beilby and T. Bewick, 1791. The second edition is much improved and enlarged from the first. Thomas Bewick, 1753-1828, was an English wood engraver and ornithologist. Bewick showed, at a very early age, a talent for drawing. He had no lessons in art. At the age of 14 he was apprenticed to Ralph Beilby, an engraver in Newcastle. In 1775 he received a premium from the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. In 1776 he became a partner in Beilby's workshop. A General History of Quadrupeds first appeared in 1790. The Quadrupeds deals with mammals of the whole world, and is particularly thorough on some of the domestic animals. It includes bats and seals but does not include whales or dolphins. Bewick was helped by his intimate knowledge of the habits of animals acquired during his constant excursions into the country. Bewick's art is considered the pinnacle of its medium. This is likely due to his methods: Bewick, unlike his predecessors, would carve in harder woods, notably box wood, against the grain, using fine tools normally favoured by metal engravers. This proved to be far superior, and has been the dominant method used since. Ralph Beilby, 1744-1817, was an English engraver, working chiefly on silver and copper. Beilby became a silversmith, jeweller, and seal-engraver under his father and elder brothers. In addition, he became a copper engraver to meet the demand of the then North England market. In 1767 Thomas Bewick was apprenticed to him. The texts in Bewick's A General History of Quadrupeds (1790) an … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-12-08 02:39:54
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
1791. With a frontispiece and two large folding maps to volume I. The first folding map being the Eastern Part of the Roman Empire, the second folding map being the Western. Volumes II - VI are dated 1892 and volumes VII-XII have half-titles as called for in this edition as stated in the ESTC listing for this work. This edition is ESTC no T79691. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire traces the trajectory of Western civilisation from the height of the Roman Empire to the fall of Byzantium and therefore spans a nearly 1500 year period from 98 to 1590 of the Roman Empire. Therefore, Gibbon discusses the history of early Christianity, the Roman State Church as well as the history of Europe. The popularity of this work rests on Gibbon's objectivity and heavy use of primary sources. In the eighteenth century the use of primary sources for historical was very rare which was why his work was extremely popular. His methodology also became a model for later historians. The original first three volumes of this work was published in 1781 with the final three volumes being completed and issued in 1789. These twelve volumes were published two years after his final three volumes and present the contents of all six volumes across twelve octavos. With a further preface to volume VII which is the preface for the initial final three volumes Gibbon had published in 1789. Edward Gibbon wrote many historical works, but is best known for this title. This is due to its quality, the use of primary sources as well as the open criticism of organised religions. The work earned him a … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-12-08 02:39:54
Edward Gibbon
London: A Strahan; T Cadell, 1791. With a frontispiece and two large folding maps to volume I. The first folding map being the Eastern Part of the Roman Empire, the second folding map being the Western. Volumes II - VI are dated 1892 and volumes VII-XII have half-titles as called for in this edition as stated in the ESTC listing for this work. This edition is ESTC no T79691. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire traces the trajectory of Western civilisation from the height of the Roman Empire to the fall of Byzantium and therefore spans a nearly 1500 year period from 98 to 1590 of the Roman Empire. Therefore, Gibbon discusses the history of early Christianity, the Roman State Church as well as the history of Europe. The popularity of this work rests on Gibbon's objectivity and heavy use of primary sources. In the eighteenth century the use of primary sources for historical was very rare which was why his work was extremely popular. His methodology also became a model for later historians. The original first three volumes of this work was published in 1781 with the final three volumes being completed and issued in 1789. These twelve volumes were published two years after his final three volumes and present the contents of all six volumes across twelve octavos. With a further preface to volume VII which is the preface for the initial final three volumes Gibbon had published in 1789. Edward Gibbon wrote many historical works, but is best known for this title. This is due to its quality, the use of primary sources as well as the open criticism of organised rel … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-12-08 02:39:54
Edward Gibbon
London: A Strahan; T Cadell, 1791. With a frontispiece and two large folding maps to volume I. The first folding map being the Eastern Part of the Roman Empire, the second folding map being the Western. Volumes II - VI are dated 1892 and volumes VII-XII have half-titles as called for in this edition as stated in the ESTC listing for this work. This edition is ESTC no T79691. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire traces the trajectory of Western civilisation from the height of the Roman Empire to the fall of Byzantium and therefore spans a nearly 1500 year period from 98 to 1590 of the Roman Empire. Therefore, Gibbon discusses the history of early Christianity, the Roman State Church as well as the history of Europe. The popularity of this work rests on Gibbon's objectivity and heavy use of primary sources. In the eighteenth century the use of primary sources for historical was very rare which was why his work was extremely popular. His methodology also became a model for later historians. The original first three volumes of this work was published in 1781 with the final three volumes being completed and issued in 1789. These twelve volumes were published two years after his final three volumes and present the contents of all six volumes across twelve octavos. With a further preface to volume VII which is the preface for the initial final three volumes Gibbon had published in 1789. Edward Gibbon wrote many historical works, but is best known for this title. This is due to its quality, the use of primary sources as well as the open criticism of organised rel … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-12-07 08:43:49
Title: La Constiution Françoise Proclamée le 18 Septembre 1791 & jours suivans/Avec un Récit de ce qui s'est passé à l'occasion de cet acte solennel/Franzosisch und Deutch Date: 1791 Publisher: J.G. Treutill City: Strasbourg Size: approximately 4 4/7" x 7 1/8" Pages: 147 plus table of contents Language: French/German Cover: wraps Rare French and German edition of the 1791 French constitution. In nice condition, with some wear on the wraps and some staining and foxing. The last page of the table of contents is missing (please see photographs for condition). Please contact me with any questions you may have - I always try to get back with answers quickly! Thanks for your interest! [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Saluzzo s Shelves [San Rafael, California, US]
2018-12-07 00:21:16
Various Authors
London: John Bell, 1791. With two plates to each volume. Collated, volume X's The Orphan is lacking its two plates. Direct from the Regency library of Elizabeth Greenly, later Lady Elizabeth Coffin Greenly. Elizabeth Greenly, born at Titley Court, Herefordshire, was a noted and varied collector. She kept prolific diaries from 1784 until her death in 1839 which included her responses to current events and occasions in her daily life. Among the diaries many names and anecdotes of celebrities of the time appear, including Lord Byron, Marie Antoinette, Mary Wollstonecraft and Hannah More. She was known to comment on customs of foreign countries to which she and her friends had travelled, and had a keen interest in scientific discoveries and advancements including medicine and archaeology. The Greenly library contents show Elizabeth Greenly's numerous interests including: Welsh causes, Science, topography, travel, Bibliana and literature, particularly female poets. The library contains many first editions of contemporary works, and many are signed or contain her bookplate. The library contained over 1000 volumes which show the diversity and depth of her interests and give an insight into the life of this fascinating collector. These works come directly from the library of the Titley Court estate. The titles included are: Volume I: Love for Love By William Congreve, Love Makes a Man or The Fop's Fortune by Colley Cibber and The Busy Body by Mrs Centlivre Volume II: The Mourning Bride by Mr Congreve, Rule a Wife and Have a Wife by Beaumont and Fletcher and The Alychmist by Ben Jon … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-12-07 00:21:16
25 Volumes of British Plays
1791. With two plates to each volume. Collated, volume X's The Orphan is lacking its two plates. Direct from the Regency library of Elizabeth Greenly, later Lady Elizabeth Coffin Greenly. Elizabeth Greenly, born at Titley Court, Herefordshire, was a noted and varied collector. She kept prolific diaries from 1784 until her death in 1839 which included her responses to current events and occasions in her daily life. Among the diaries many names and anecdotes of celebrities of the time appear, including Lord Byron, Marie Antoinette, Mary Wollstonecraft and Hannah More. She was known to comment on customs of foreign countries to which she and her friends had travelled, and had a keen interest in scientific discoveries and advancements including medicine and archaeology. The Greenly library contents show Elizabeth Greenly's numerous interests including: Welsh causes, Science, topography, travel, Bibliana and literature, particularly female poets. The library contains many first editions of contemporary works, and many are signed or contain her bookplate. The library contained over 1000 volumes which show the diversity and depth of her interests and give an insight into the life of this fascinating collector. These works come directly from the library of the Titley Court estate. The titles included are: Volume I: Love for Love By William Congreve, Love Makes a Man or The Fop's Fortune by Colley Cibber and The Busy Body by Mrs Centlivre Volume II: The Mourning Bride by Mr Congreve, Rule a Wife and Have a Wife by Beaumont and Fletcher and The Alychmist by Ben Jonson Volume III: Lov … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-12-06 09:18:51
[de Beaumont, Madame [Marie] le Prince ?]
Carlsruhe, Macklot, 1791. 750 + 2, S. 751-1542 + 76 S. + 4 Tafeln. Priv. Hlwd. im Stile der Zeit., Abbildung 2 Bde. 3. Aufl. Vgl. Weiss 2752. Mit 4 Tafeln im ersten Band. - Seiten tlw. gebräunt, stellenweise stockfleckig, im Ganzen schöne Exemplare. Selten.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek [Austria]
2018-12-05 21:07:08
Jane de St Remy/Jeanne de Valois-Saint-Remy
J Bew, 1791. With a portrait frontispiece to volume I. A very scarce edition of this work, particularly in such a well-restored condition. ESTC No. T142583. Jeanne de Valois-Saint-Remy, the Contesse de la Motte was a descendant of the Valois royal family through an illegitimate son of Henry II. She is best known for her role in duping the Cardinal de Rohan into purchasing a necklace that held the value of 2,000,000 livres for Queen Marie Antoinette, who had no involvement in the plan. Jeanne pretended that she had a good relationship with the Queen and convinced Rohan that he was in private communications with the Queen. Rohan asked Jeanne to arrange a meeting and therefore met a prostitute by the name of Nicole Leguay d'Olivia who posed as the Queen during the meeting. Jeanne told Rohan that Marie Antoinette wished to purchase the necklace but did not want to purchase an expensive item whilst the country was in need and so wished Rohan to be an intermediary. de La Motte's husband, the forger of the letters, posed as a valet of the Queen and collected the necklace, which was then taken to London to be separated and the large diamonds to be sold separately. This work is a biography of the central figure of this scandal, Jane de St Remy and discusses her early life, her role in the court, the necklace scandal and the repercussions following her arrest. There is also an address to the national assembly supplicating a new trial. A truly fascinating account of this scandal, which resulted in further public disfavour regarding the monarchy, despite Marie Antoinette not having a d … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-12-04 00:44:05
A General History of Quadrupeds
1791. The second edition is much improved and enlarged from the first. Thomas Bewick, 1753-1828, was an English wood engraver and ornithologist. Bewick showed, at a very early age, a talent for drawing. He had no lessons in art. At the age of 14 he was apprenticed to Ralph Beilby, an engraver in Newcastle. In 1775 he received a premium from the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. In 1776 he became a partner in Beilby's workshop. A General History of Quadrupeds first appeared in 1790. The Quadrupeds deals with mammals of the whole world, and is particularly thorough on some of the domestic animals. It includes bats and seals but does not include whales or dolphins. Bewick was helped by his intimate knowledge of the habits of animals acquired during his constant excursions into the country. Bewick's art is considered the pinnacle of its medium. This is likely due to his methods: Bewick, unlike his predecessors, would carve in harder woods, notably box wood, against the grain, using fine tools normally favoured by metal engravers. This proved to be far superior, and has been the dominant method used since. Ralph Beilby, 1744-1817, was an English engraver, working chiefly on silver and copper. Beilby became a silversmith, jeweller, and seal-engraver under his father and elder brothers. In addition, he became a copper engraver to meet the demand of the then North England market. In 1767 Thomas Bewick was apprenticed to him. The texts in Bewick's A General History of Quadrupeds (1790) and History of British Birds: Land Birds (1797) were drafted … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-12-02 17:25:50
Thomas Bewick; Ralph Beilby
Newcastle Upon Tyne: S. Hodgson, R. Beilby and T. Bewick, 1791. The second edition is much improved and enlarged from the first. Thomas Bewick, 1753-1828, was an English wood engraver and ornithologist. Bewick showed, at a very early age, a talent for drawing. He had no lessons in art. At the age of 14 he was apprenticed to Ralph Beilby, an engraver in Newcastle. In 1775 he received a premium from the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. In 1776 he became a partner in Beilby's workshop. A General History of Quadrupeds first appeared in 1790. The Quadrupeds deals with mammals of the whole world, and is particularly thorough on some of the domestic animals. It includes bats and seals but does not include whales or dolphins. Bewick was helped by his intimate knowledge of the habits of animals acquired during his constant excursions into the country. Bewick's art is considered the pinnacle of its medium. This is likely due to his methods: Bewick, unlike his predecessors, would carve in harder woods, notably box wood, against the grain, using fine tools normally favoured by metal engravers. This proved to be far superior, and has been the dominant method used since. Ralph Beilby, 1744-1817, was an English engraver, working chiefly on silver and copper. Beilby became a silversmith, jeweller, and seal-engraver under his father and elder brothers. In addition, he became a copper engraver to meet the demand of the then North England market. In 1767 Thomas Bewick was apprenticed to him. The texts in Bewick's A General History of Quadrupeds (1790) an … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-12-02 09:12:19
Thomas Bewick; Ralph Beilby
Newcastle Upon Tyne: S. Hodgson, R. Beilby and T. Bewick, 1791. The second edition is much improved and enlarged from the first. Thomas Bewick, 1753-1828, was an English wood engraver and ornithologist. Bewick showed, at a very early age, a talent for drawing. He had no lessons in art. At the age of 14 he was apprenticed to Ralph Beilby, an engraver in Newcastle. In 1775 he received a premium from the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. In 1776 he became a partner in Beilby's workshop. A General History of Quadrupeds first appeared in 1790. The Quadrupeds deals with mammals of the whole world, and is particularly thorough on some of the domestic animals. It includes bats and seals but does not include whales or dolphins. Bewick was helped by his intimate knowledge of the habits of animals acquired during his constant excursions into the country. Bewick's art is considered the pinnacle of its medium. This is likely due to his methods: Bewick, unlike his predecessors, would carve in harder woods, notably box wood, against the grain, using fine tools normally favoured by metal engravers. This proved to be far superior, and has been the dominant method used since. Ralph Beilby, 1744-1817, was an English engraver, working chiefly on silver and copper. Beilby became a silversmith, jeweller, and seal-engraver under his father and elder brothers. In addition, he became a copper engraver to meet the demand of the then North England market. In 1767 Thomas Bewick was apprenticed to him. The texts in Bewick's A General History of Quadrupeds (1790) an … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-12-01 06:41:32
BERTHOUT VAN BERCHEM (Jacob-Pierre), EXCHAQUET (Charles-François), MECHEL (Christian von)
Basle [Bâle], publiée par Chrétien de Mechel. 1 grande carte gravée [420 x 540 mm] sur une feuille de 650 x 490 mm [dressé en 1791], édité en 1795, [dressé en 1791], édité en 1795, , , 1 grande carte gravée [420 x 540 mm] sur une feuille de 650 x 490 mm, Carte tirée de l'ouvrage Itinéraire du St. Gothard, d'une partie du Vallais et des contrées de la Suisse, que l'on traverse ordinairement pour se rendre au Gothard publié en 1795 par par Chrétien de Mechel, graveur et membre de diverses académies, et se trouve chez lui à Basle en Suisse. Un cartouche animé d'une vue alpestre indique : "Carte pétrographique du St. Gothard : cette portion de la chaine centrale des Alpes comprend les Monts St. Gothard, et de la Fourche, les sources du Rhône, du Rhin, Du Tessin et de la Reuss, la vallée d'Urseren, la vallée levantine et toutes les montagnes avoisinantes / par M:M: Exchaquet, Struve et I:P: van Berchem. 1791" Les auteurs sont les cartographes Jacob-Pierre Berthout Van Berchem (1763-1832), Charles-François Exchaquet (1746-1792), et le graveur est Christian von Mechel (1737-1817). L'échelle est indiquée est de 400 Toises de 6 pieds de Roi. Un cartouche donne l'explication des abréviations minéralogiques par ordre alphabétique. Belle carte soigneusement restaurée
Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux [paris, France]
2018-11-30 14:36:25
John K. Read
Printed by John Dixon,, Richmond:, 1791. Bound in early 19th century presentation morocco binding to the Staunton, Va. Lodge in 1843. Front cover with gilt lettering [fading], elegant ink 1843 presentation inscriptions from Brother John Wise, Senior, on the front endpapers. Front hinge starting. Rubberstamps of the Lodge on endpapers and blank portion of last leaf. Deaccession letter included. Pages [2], xvi, [4], 241, [1 errata] [as issued]. Light scattered spotting, rear free endpaper missing. The page headed, 'Sanction. To the Masters and Wardens of the Subordinate Lodges, under the Jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Virginia, Greeting.', precedes the title page. The 'Sanction' Leaf is a separate imprint, recorded as such by Bristol and by Shipton & Mooney. It is rare, with NAIP recording a holding only at the Huntington Library. AAS does not own it. The Preface explains the need for a book adapted "to the meridian of our own Lodges." Thus this work, "a code of Laws for the government of the Grand Lodge, and all the Lodges on its dependancy," as well as "an Epitome of ancient history" recounting the story of Freemasonry. How the book came to be written is recounted in IV Gould's Library of Freemasonry, pages 363- 364 [1906].Evans 23727 [main entry]. NAIP w024817 [1], Bristol B8001, and Shipton & Mooney 46449 [Sanction Leaf]. A beautiful copy of this SCARCE work. I've done my best to describe the book, but if you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to send me an e-mail.
Bookseller: crottsy [Clemmons, North Carolina, US]
2018-11-30 03:48:06
ANBUREY, Thomas]
London: William Lane, 1791. Second Edition. Hardcover. Short closed tear to the margin of the map not affecting the image. Slight splitting to the hinges but covers very tight with light edgewear. Attractively bound and Near Fine. Two octavo (5-1/2" x 8-1/4") volumes in later full polished calf with gilt rules, a blind-stamped and gilt-decorated spine with contrasting gilt-lettered morocco spine labels; xii, 414; [ii] 492 pages. Lacking the half-title pages but otherwise complete. Illustrated with a large folding map "for the Interior Travels through America, delineating the March of the Army" and 6 plates, 5 of which are folding. Anburey began his travels in Newfoundland in the midst of the Revolutionary War, spending time in Quebec City and Montreal before crossing Lake Champlain to enter the United States as an officer serving in Burgoyne's ill-fated expedition which ended in defeat at Saratoga in 1777. He was later shipped to Charlottesville, Virginia, and his account, written in the form of 79 letters, gives details of his experiences and the manners and customs of the people he meets. Clark I, 192; Howes A-226 (calling for 7 plates, in error); Sabin 1366.
Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB [Fleetwood, PA, U.S.A.]
2018-11-30 03:48:06
Edward Gibbon
London: A Strahan; T Cadell, 1791. With a frontispiece and two large folding maps to volume I. The first folding map being the Eastern Part of the Roman Empire, the second folding map being the Western. Volumes II - VI are dated 1892 and volumes VII-XII have half-titles as called for in this edition as stated in the ESTC listing for this work. This edition is ESTC no T79691. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire traces the trajectory of Western civilisation from the height of the Roman Empire to the fall of Byzantium and therefore spans a nearly 1500 year period from 98 to 1590 of the Roman Empire. Therefore, Gibbon discusses the history of early Christianity, the Roman State Church as well as the history of Europe. The popularity of this work rests on Gibbon's objectivity and heavy use of primary sources. In the eighteenth century the use of primary sources for historical was very rare which was why his work was extremely popular. His methodology also became a model for later historians. The original first three volumes of this work was published in 1781 with the final three volumes being completed and issued in 1789. These twelve volumes were published two years after his final three volumes and present the contents of all six volumes across twelve octavos. With a further preface to volume VII which is the preface for the initial final three volumes Gibbon had published in 1789. Edward Gibbon wrote many historical works, but is best known for this title. This is due to its quality, the use of primary sources as well as the open criticism of organised rel … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-29 21:11:12
Boswell J
1st.edn. 2 vols 4to, 1791. Frontisp. and 2 engraved plates. Vol.1 has gve missprint to page 135. Bound in near contemporary full tree calf, rubbed at extremities. Minor foxing to title of 2nd. volume. Decent ,complete copy in original condition [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: gpbrookes [Presteigne, United Kingdom]
2018-11-29 05:52:14
LE VAILLANT François
- Chez Les libraires associés, A La Haye 1791, In-8 (12x19,5cm), xx, 274pp. et (2) 287pp. (1), 2 volumes reliés. - Seconda edizione, dopo la prima realizzazione a Parigi nel 1790. Viene similmente illustrato con 12 tavole tra cui alcune spiegate e la famosa tavola del grembiule degli Ottentotti. Relliures pieno di pelle di pecora vintage marmorizzato. Dorso liscio decorato con 2 fiori e 2 urne in scatola, ruote. Titoli in marocchino rosso e tomaison in marocchino nero. Attrito. Mascella superiore del volume che ho aperto in coda. Tre fori sul retro. 7 angoli smussati. Alcuni volantini un po 'gialli. Buona copia François Levaillant (1753-1824) è un esploratore e ornitologo francese. Nel 1781, il tesoriere della Compagnia olandese delle Indie orientali lo mandò a Cape Province, in Sudafrica. Ha raccolto numerosi esemplari nella regione, producendo oltre 2.000 pelli di uccelli in Francia. Tutti i suoi libri sono stati un grande successo in tutta Europa. La sua collezione ornitologica si unirà al museo di Leida, Francia non essendo acquirente. Alcuni nomi di uccelli che immagina sono ancora in uso. Qualche tempo dopo, le specie porteranno il suo nome, come il Cuckoo di Levaillant. Nella prefazione, l'autore racconta della sua infanzia in Suriname e le sue prime passioni come collezionista. Il libro contiene interessanti descrizioni degli Hotentots e dei Gonaquais, delle loro abitudini e abitudini. Il libro fu un grande successo, probabilmente dovuto alla narrativa colorata e avventurosa dell'autore. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Seconde édition, après la première réalisée à Paris … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet [FR]
2018-11-29 03:24:13
DALRYMPLE, [Alexander.]
London: printed by George Bigg: sold by P. Elmsly, and Mr. Chapman, 1791-[7]. 2 volumes, folio (315 x 233 mm), in 8 parts. Recent mottled calf to style, smooth spines richly gilt in compartments, twin red and green morocco labels, decorative rolled borders gilt to covers, marbled endpapers. Blind stamp of the James B. Ford Library, Explorers' Club, to title pages, vol. I sig. 6G2 and vol. II sig. 4H2. Lacking section titles, vol. 2 general title and index leaves as usual (possibly never issued, see below); title leaf of the Plan of Publication (the one-leaf prospectus found after the volume 1 title) bound to front of volume 2 as often: "Introduction to the first number of the Oriental Repertory Vol. II" bound after "Introduction to the third number ". Vol. 1: small hole to lower outer corner of vol. 1 sig. 3N, the text unaffected; p. 375 slightly marked in fore margin, sig. 5Y2 very lightly spotted, tape-repair to lower outer corner verso of the second map of Colonel Upton's Route from Poona to Bengal, facing p. 498, just touching border, small hole to fore margin of the Plan of Cannanore facing p. 578, not affecting image. Vol. 2: pp. 61, 449 and 561 lightly marked, a few gatherings slightly browned. Otherwise a few trivial marks only. An excellent copy, internally very crisp and fresh indeed. 22 engraved maps and plans, 13 of them folding, 7 engraved plates, 3 of them folding, 3 double-sided folding letterpress tables. First edition, first issue, large paper copy, from the stated print-run of 250 copies only, of this valuable compilation of researches into the history, cu … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [London, United Kingdom]
2018-11-28 21:06:36
Jane de St Remy/Jeanne de Valois-Saint-Remy
J Bew, 1791. With a portrait frontispiece to volume I. A very scarce edition of this work, particularly in such a well-restored condition. ESTC No. T142583. Jeanne de Valois-Saint-Remy, the Contesse de la Motte was a descendant of the Valois royal family through an illegitimate son of Henry II. She is best known for her role in duping the Cardinal de Rohan into purchasing a necklace that held the value of 2,000,000 livres for Queen Marie Antoinette, who had no involvement in the plan. Jeanne pretended that she had a good relationship with the Queen and convinced Rohan that he was in private communications with the Queen. Rohan asked Jeanne to arrange a meeting and therefore met a prostitute by the name of Nicole Leguay d'Olivia who posed as the Queen during the meeting. Jeanne told Rohan that Marie Antoinette wished to purchase the necklace but did not want to purchase an expensive item whilst the country was in need and so wished Rohan to be an intermediary. de La Motte's husband, the forger of the letters, posed as a valet of the Queen and collected the necklace, which was then taken to London to be separated and the large diamonds to be sold separately. This work is a biography of the central figure of this scandal, Jane de St Remy and discusses her early life, her role in the court, the necklace scandal and the repercussions following her arrest. There is also an address to the national assembly supplicating a new trial. A truly fascinating account of this scandal, which resulted in further public disfavour regarding the monarchy, despite Marie Antoinette not having a d … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-28 11:52:22
Holy Bible
Edinburgh: Mark and Charles Kerr, His Majesty's Printers, 1791. I am limited to 12 photos on eBay, but I have many more photos on my website...just ask. A rare, late 18th-century Scottish Holy Bible printed by Kerr. This huge Bible features the Old and New Testaments and the Psalms of David in metered form.
Bookseller: Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books [Columbia, Missouri, US]
2018-11-28 10:40:11
Thomas Bewick; Ralph Beilby
Newcastle Upon Tyne: S. Hodgson, R. Beilby and T. Bewick, 1791. The second edition is much improved and enlarged from the first. Thomas Bewick, 1753-1828, was an English wood engraver and ornithologist. Bewick showed, at a very early age, a talent for drawing. He had no lessons in art. At the age of 14 he was apprenticed to Ralph Beilby, an engraver in Newcastle. In 1775 he received a premium from the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. In 1776 he became a partner in Beilby's workshop. A General History of Quadrupeds first appeared in 1790. The Quadrupeds deals with mammals of the whole world, and is particularly thorough on some of the domestic animals. It includes bats and seals but does not include whales or dolphins. Bewick was helped by his intimate knowledge of the habits of animals acquired during his constant excursions into the country. Bewick's art is considered the pinnacle of its medium. This is likely due to his methods: Bewick, unlike his predecessors, would carve in harder woods, notably box wood, against the grain, using fine tools normally favoured by metal engravers. This proved to be far superior, and has been the dominant method used since. Ralph Beilby, 1744-1817, was an English engraver, working chiefly on silver and copper. Beilby became a silversmith, jeweller, and seal-engraver under his father and elder brothers. In addition, he became a copper engraver to meet the demand of the then North England market. In 1767 Thomas Bewick was apprenticed to him. The texts in Bewick's A General History of Quadrupeds (1790) an … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-28 03:14:11
Massialot, Francois:
A Paris, chez les Libraires Associes, 1791. VIII, 542 Seiten 5 Bünde, Goldprägung am Buchrücken, Kanten gering berieben, sonst guter Zustand Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1100 [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Buchseite [Wien, WIEN, Austria]
2018-11-25 10:29:58
Bandello Matteo
Presso Riccardo Bancker, Londra (ma Livorno), 1791. 9 volumi in-8° (185x115mm), pp. XX, 417; 431; 450; 452; 442; 482; 384; 396; 459; bella legatura coeva in piena pergamena con titolo in oro su tassello ai dorsi e unghie. Tagli a spruzzo rossi. All'antiporta del primo vol., ritratto del Bandello inciso su rame da Angelo Emilio Lapi entro bordura. Bellissimo esemplare. Edizione livornese con falso luogo di Londra, curata da Gaetano Poggiali, delle 214 novelle del Bandello, riproducente l'edizione lucchese del Busdrago del 1554, con l'interpunzione corretta. La vita del Bandello è opera di Giammaria Mazzucchelli. Il Bandello nacque a Castelnuovo Scrivia nel 1480, e, se e si può prestare fede alla sua testimonianza, discendeva da una famiglia che, prima del Mille, aveva ricevuto in privilegio da Ottone I la signoria di Castelnuovo, comunque non più posseduta negli anni in cui Bandello visse. Egli pronunciò i voti a soli quindici anni, nel convento domenicano di Santa Maria delle Grazie a Milano, dove era stato mandato dai parenti affinché, sotto la protezione dello zio Vincenzo, generale dellÂ’ordine di S. Domenico, compisse la sua formazione intellettuale. Lo spirito del Bandello lo indirizzava piuttosto verso la vita cortigiana che monastica e, durante il noviziato, fu trasferito di convento in convento, passando per Pavia, Ferrara, Genova. Dopo il 1505 fu avviato ad una carriera diplomatica e segretariale che lo avrebbe condotto, da una parte, a una conoscenza sempre più ravvicinata degli ambienti cortigiani, dallÂ’altra alla richiesta del proscioglimento dai voti ecclesiasti … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA) [Torino, ><, Italy]
2018-11-24 07:47:59
Grand in-8° relié demi-veau de l'époque. On trouve reliés à la suite : 1- Etienne CLAVIERE : Réflexions sur les formes et les principes auxquels une nation doit assujétir l'administration des finances. ; suivies d'une Lettre à M. Baumez, sur l'organisation du Trésor public, où l'auteur discute les avantages et la nécessité d'une caisse publique (Paris, Belin, Desenne, Bailly, 1791), 15 & 54 pp - - - 2- Lettre de M. Clavière, à M. Beaumez, sur l'organisation du trésor public. Discussion sur les avantages et la nécessité d'une caisse unique [2 Dec. 1790.], 38 pp - - - 3- Simple extrait du livre de Necker, sur son administration, 10 mai 1791, 56 pp - - - 4- JEAN-CLAUDE SIMONNE : Discours prononcé à la Société des Amis de la Constitution le 25 décembre 1791, 12 pp - - - 5- Observations sur la nécessité de la réunion des hommes de bonne foi contre les intrigans, proposées à tous les Français, par Jérôme Pétion et Maximilien Robespierre (1792), 16 pp - - - 6- Société des Amis de la Constitution, séante aux Jacobins, à Paris : Discours sur cette question: Comment doit on faire la guerre, au cas qu'il faille la déclarer, lundi 19 déc. 1791, 32 pp - - - 7- Société des amis de la constitution, séante aux Jacobins Saint-Honoré, à Paris. Second discours de M. Billaud-Varenne, sur la guerre, le 29 janvier 1792, 29 pp - - - 8- Société des amis de la Constitution, séante aux Jacobins, à Paris. Second discours de M.F. Machenaud sur la guerre et les moyens de sauver l'État, 29 janvier 1792, 31 pp- - - 9- Société des Amis de la Constitution, séante aux Jacobins . Discours de Maximilien Robes … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: PRISCA [Paris, ., France]
2018-11-23 00:17:22
the author of Principles of Politeness, &c
London: Printed for the author at the Literary-Press, No. 62 Wardour Street, Soho, and all Book-sellers in Town and Country, 1791. London: Printed for the author at the Literary-Press, No. 62 Wardour Street, Soho, and all Book-sellers in Town and Country, 1791. Duodecimo (16 x 10.5 cm.), 120, [4-12] pages. Illustrated with twenty-one wood engravings. Publisher's advertisements at rear. ~ Second edition. First issued in 1788, this juvenile etiquette manual for mealtime is best known for its extensive section on carving, well-illustrated with nineteen handsome woodcuts of carving instruction for different cuts of meat, in addition to an image of the author's coat of arms on the verso of the title page, and an illustration within the publisher's advertisements. Oxford points out that the book contains "curious information as to the habits of the day. For example the custom of 'a gentleman and a lady sitting alternately around the table' had only been lately introduced." Trusler (1735-1820) was the editor of Lord Chesterfield's Principles of Politeness (1785), and has been described as an "eccentric divine, literary compiler, and medical empiric" (DNB). Some soiling throughout, and a number of closed tears; lower corner of one leaf (pages 119/120) torn off, effecting one line of text on each page. In early marbled boards over half-calf with the spine now mostly perished, with the structure now visible. Some signatures loose, but all is present, and still well-contained despite the spine. Now housed in an attractive custom clamshell box from Town's End Bindery. With the ownersh … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-11-22 02:56:17
Edward Gibbon
London: A Strahan; T Cadell, 1791. With a frontispiece and two large folding maps to volume I. The first folding map being the Eastern Part of the Roman Empire, the second folding map being the Western. Volumes II - VI are dated 1892 and volumes VII-XII have half-titles as called for in this edition as stated in the ESTC listing for this work. This edition is ESTC no T79691. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire traces the trajectory of Western civilisation from the height of the Roman Empire to the fall of Byzantium and therefore spans a nearly 1500 year period from 98 to 1590 of the Roman Empire. Therefore, Gibbon discusses the history of early Christianity, the Roman State Church as well as the history of Europe. The popularity of this work rests on Gibbon's objectivity and heavy use of primary sources. In the eighteenth century the use of primary sources for historical was very rare which was why his work was extremely popular. His methodology also became a model for later historians. The original first three volumes of this work was published in 1781 with the final three volumes being completed and issued in 1789. These twelve volumes were published two years after his final three volumes and present the contents of all six volumes across twelve octavos. With a further preface to volume VII which is the preface for the initial final three volumes Gibbon had published in 1789. Edward Gibbon wrote many historical works, but is best known for this title. This is due to its quality, the use of primary sources as well as the open criticism of organised rel … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-20 16:25:52
Dürrenmatt, Friedrich
Condition: Very Good. Certified second hand articles More than 3.000.000 articles in shop Easy and safe purchase Durcheinandertal by Dürrenmatt, Friedrich | Book | condition very good Condition second hand - very good Publisher Friedrich Dürrenmatt Medium Taschenbuch EAN 9783257224382 Delivery address: Change after payment is not possible. Shipping: To United Kingdom Books Fiction Books for children & teenagers Detective novels & thrillers ... and much more Music Pop Rock Children's music & audio stories ... and much more Movies Drama Action & Adventure Comedy & Entertainment ... and much more Games PlayStation 3 Nintendo DS PC ... and much more Software Children & Family Operating System School & Studies ... and much more Condition Description We try to assess the exact condition of the goods as objectively as possible. Prior to sale, each article is examined manually by us and its condition assessed according to the following criteria. Should there be deviations in any case from the condition stated, we would very much appreciate it if you would contact us before giving a review. Books & Media: new: Unused article in top condition The article is shrink-wrapped where it is delivered in this condition by the manufacturer very good: Second-hand article is in a very good condition Article hardly shows any traces of usage Pages are undamaged and contain no markings or notes Jacket or accessories are intact if included in the scope of delivery Jacket and accessories are intact where included in the scope of delivery. Jacket, cover and booklet may have just slight signs of usage … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-11-20 16:12:34
Condition: Good. Certified second hand articles More than 3.000.000 articles in shop Easy and safe purchase Fahrenheit 451 | Book | condition good Condition second hand - good Publisher unbekannt Medium Sonstige Einbände EAN 9783453300446 Delivery address: Change after payment is not possible. Shipping: To United Kingdom Books Fiction Books for children & teenagers Detective novels & thrillers ... and much more Music Pop Rock Children's music & audio stories ... and much more Movies Drama Action & Adventure Comedy & Entertainment ... and much more Games PlayStation 3 Nintendo DS PC ... and much more Software Children & Family Operating System School & Studies ... and much more Condition Description We try to assess the exact condition of the goods as objectively as possible. Prior to sale, each article is examined manually by us and its condition assessed according to the following criteria. Should there be deviations in any case from the condition stated, we would very much appreciate it if you would contact us before giving a review. Books & Media: new: Unused article in top condition The article is shrink-wrapped where it is delivered in this condition by the manufacturer very good: Second-hand article is in a very good condition Article hardly shows any traces of usage Pages are undamaged and contain no markings or notes Jacket or accessories are intact if included in the scope of delivery Jacket and accessories are intact where included in the scope of delivery. Jacket, cover and booklet may have just slight signs of usage but are not marked or annotated good: Article … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-11-20 15:17:31
Alderson, Sarah
Condition: Very Good. Certified second hand articles More than 3.000.000 articles in shop Easy and safe purchase Die Bucht by Alderson, Sarah | Book | condition very good Condition second hand - very good Publisher Sarah Alderson Medium Taschenbuch EAN 9783473584710 Delivery address: Change after payment is not possible. Shipping: To United Kingdom Books Fiction Books for children & teenagers Detective novels & thrillers ... and much more Music Pop Rock Children's music & audio stories ... and much more Movies Drama Action & Adventure Comedy & Entertainment ... and much more Games PlayStation 3 Nintendo DS PC ... and much more Software Children & Family Operating System School & Studies ... and much more Condition Description We try to assess the exact condition of the goods as objectively as possible. Prior to sale, each article is examined manually by us and its condition assessed according to the following criteria. Should there be deviations in any case from the condition stated, we would very much appreciate it if you would contact us before giving a review. Books & Media: new: Unused article in top condition The article is shrink-wrapped where it is delivered in this condition by the manufacturer very good: Second-hand article is in a very good condition Article hardly shows any traces of usage Pages are undamaged and contain no markings or notes Jacket or accessories are intact if included in the scope of delivery Jacket and accessories are intact where included in the scope of delivery. Jacket, cover and booklet may have just slight signs of usage but are not marked … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: momox-shop1 [Berlin, DE]
2018-11-19 06:32:17
LE VAILLANT François
- Chez Les libraires associés, A La Haye 1791, In-8 (12x19,5cm), xx, 274pp. et (2) 287pp. (1), 2 volumes reliés. - Seconde édition, après la première réalisée à Paris en 1790. Elle est pareillement illustrée de 12 planches dont quelques unes dépliantes et la fameuse planche de la Hottentote au tablier. Relliures en pleine basane marbré d'époque. Dos lisses ornés de 2 fleurons et de 2 urnes caissonnés, roulettes. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge et de tomaison en maroquin noir. Frottements. Mors supérieur du tome I ouvert en queue. Trois trous sur le dos. 7 coins émoussés. Certains feuillets un peu jaunes. Bon exemplaire. François Levaillant (1753-1824) est un explorateur et un ornithologue français. En 1781, le trésorier de la compagnie hollandaise des Indes Orientales l'envoie dans la province du Cap, en Afrique du sud. Il collecte alors de nombreux spécimens dans la région, rapportant plus de 2000 peaux d'oiseaux en France. Tous ses livres connurent un grand succès à travers l'Europe. Sa collection ornithologique rejoindra le musée de Leyde, la France ne s'en portant pas acquéreur. Certains noms d'oiseaux qu'il a imaginé sont encore en usage. Quelque temps plus tard, des espèces porteront son nom, comme le Coucou de Levaillant. Dans la préface, l'auteur conte son enfance au Surinam et ses premières passions de collectionneur. L'ouvrage contient d'intéressantes descriptions des Hotentots et des Gonaquais, leurs us et coutumes. L'ouvrage remporta un franc succès, sans doute dû à la narration colorée et aventureuse de l'auteur. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Second … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet [Paris, France]
2018-11-17 18:28:01
Smith Adam
printed by A. Strahan and T. Cadell, London, 1791. Legature coeve in piena pelle con ricchi fregi e titoli in oro su tasselli al ds. Secondo volume con piccolo restauro alla cuffia superiore e tassello rinnovato. Ottimo esemplare. Rara edizione. Einaudi, 5332; Goldsmiths, 14612. 8vo (cm. 21,2), 3 Voll., X-499 pp.; VI-518 pp., 3 cc.nn.; VI-465(1) pp., 25 cc.nn. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Libreria Ex Libris ALAI-ILAB/LILA member [Roma, Italy]
2018-11-17 17:24:36
Thomas Bewick; Ralph Beilby
Newcastle Upon Tyne: S. Hodgson, R. Beilby and T. Bewick, 1791. The second edition is much improved and enlarged from the first. Thomas Bewick, 1753-1828, was an English wood engraver and ornithologist. Bewick showed, at a very early age, a talent for drawing. He had no lessons in art. At the age of 14 he was apprenticed to Ralph Beilby, an engraver in Newcastle. In 1775 he received a premium from the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. In 1776 he became a partner in Beilby's workshop. A General History of Quadrupeds first appeared in 1790. The Quadrupeds deals with mammals of the whole world, and is particularly thorough on some of the domestic animals. It includes bats and seals but does not include whales or dolphins. Bewick was helped by his intimate knowledge of the habits of animals acquired during his constant excursions into the country. Bewick's art is considered the pinnacle of its medium. This is likely due to his methods: Bewick, unlike his predecessors, would carve in harder woods, notably box wood, against the grain, using fine tools normally favoured by metal engravers. This proved to be far superior, and has been the dominant method used since. Ralph Beilby, 1744-1817, was an English engraver, working chiefly on silver and copper. Beilby became a silversmith, jeweller, and seal-engraver under his father and elder brothers. In addition, he became a copper engraver to meet the demand of the then North England market. In 1767 Thomas Bewick was apprenticed to him. The texts in Bewick's A General History of Quadrupeds (1790) an … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-17 15:48:46
(Spanish History and Illustrious Figures)
Madrid: En La Imprenta Real de Madrid, 1791. First printing. Hardcover. Good. First edition, 1791, 2 large folio volumes (16.5 inches, 43 cm), contemporary full daubed dark brown calf with gilt borders, gilt spine, red labels, a good set (only the first volume has a title page; this was issued originally in parts then bound by its owners), bindings in very good condition, contents of volume one half a lengthy ink stain to foredge that intrudes into the outer margin by half an inch or so, but never into the images; the rest of the images and text are very good; the two volumes combined have 103 fine engraved portrait copperplates - MISSING are five plates: Cervantes, Balboa, Pisaro, Velasquez, and Murillo. The second volume is very good but has a bit more sustained mild foxing throughout, sometimes become moderate, but not often. One of the triumphs of Spanish Enlightenment engraving, with a multitude of artists and engravers employed on this lavish production. Last auction record is Swann 2013, where a copy with only SIXTY PLATES fetched a total of $1500.
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2018-11-16 17:48:52
Smith Adam
printed by A. Strahan and T. Cadell, London, 1791. Legature coeve in piena pelle con ricchi fregi e titoli in oro su tasselli al ds. Secondo volume con piccolo restauro alla cuffia superiore e tassello rinnovato. Ottimo esemplare. Rara edizione. Einaudi, 5332; Goldsmiths, 14612. 8vo (cm. 21,2), 3 Voll., X-499 pp.; VI-518 pp., 3 cc.nn.; VI-465(1) pp., 25 cc.nn. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Libreria Ex Libris ALAI-ILAB/LILA member [Roma, Italy]
2018-11-16 07:46:23
James Boswell
London: Henry Baldwin / Charles Dilly, 1791. Condition: Both volumes Very Good plus, with moderate foxing throughout, light shelfwear, and a few tiny closed tears and creases. First Edition. Quarto, two volumes. With stamps from the Kansas City, MO Public Library on the first page of text of each volume, but otherwise without the usual condition issues associated with ex-libris copies. Second state, volume one with corrected spelling (p. 135: "give" for "gve" and those stated by Pottle not mentioned in the "corrections") and cancels (pp. 271-274); volume two with misnumbered pages (pp. 229, 408, 497, 504, 555, 585, 586) and cancels (pp. 29, 301), as well as hyphens (p. 288) and typographical errors (pp. 78, 92, 275, 352, 562). All plates present, including the frontispiece. A few leaf stubs are present, but not placed at the correct cancels. Contemporary re-backed full calf, seven spine compartments, one in green and one in red, with gilt titles and designs, original endpapers, all page edges cut. A monument to biography. Boswell was already a prolific author by the time of publication, but "The Life" propelled him to even higher levels of recognition. Boswell and Johnson were acquainted for a while, having met, coincidentally, in a book store. But in 1784 Johnson died, seven years before his life went into print. Pottle 79, 1967. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: vanburenantiques [Baltimore, Maryland, US]
2018-11-16 07:46:23
[Johnson, Samuel. 1709 - 1784]. Boswell, James [1740 - 1795].
London: Printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, in the Poultry. 1791. 1st edition, 1st issue (Grolier 100 ENGLISH, #65; Pottle 79). 2 volumes: xii, [16], 516, [2 (blank)]; [4], 586 pp. Vol II, p 585 misnumbered 587; 586 as 588. Other mispaginations [see Pottle]. Vol I, p. 135 with 'gve'. Volume I with stipple-engraved frontis of Johnson, by James Heath, after the 1756 painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Vol II with two engraved facsimiles. 4to: [A]^6 A-B^4 B - 3T^4 3U^2; B - 4E^4 4F1. Vol I: 2M4 & 2N1 cancels. Vol II: 5 cancelled leaves, as per Pottle. 10-7/8" x 8-1/2". 20th C. speckled brown half-calf with tan paper boards. Maroon title labels in second compartment. Modest binding wear. Prior owner pencil marginalia to Vol I, p. 394, commenting on the neighboring text regarding females in service. Occasional light foxing, primarily to preliminaries. Withal, a VG+ set. Item #38111. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: tavistockbooks [Alameda, California, US]
2018-11-14 20:36:42
Various
Regulated from the prompt books by permission of the managers, boasting a range of genres such as comedies, tragedies and comic opera's. Performed over the 1790's, many of the performances would have been performed in the larger 'new' Drury Lane. The theatre was in need of updating by the end of the 18th century, and was demolished in 1791. The third theatre was designed by Henry Holland and opened on 12 March 1794. Plays such as 'The Recruiting Officer' by George Farquhar and Theodosius, or The Force of Love by Nathaniel Lee would have been performed at the temporary King's Theatre, in the Haymarket. Featuring a frontispiece and engraved title page to each play. Frequent playwrights include Beaumount and Fletcher, Isaac Bickerstaff, N. Rowe and Colley Cibber who was one of the directors of the 'new' larger theatre. Includes a copy of 'The Beggars Opera' By John Gay, and 'A School for Wives adapted' by Hugh Kelly. CONDITION In speckled calf bindings. Externally, rather rubbed with shelfwear to the head and tail of spines and extremities. Many spines are cracked, with strained hinges and joints. Six of the volumes have boards held by the cords only, and seven have detached boards. Internally, generally firmly bound although 'The Country Lasses' has last leaves absent. 'The Morning Bride', 'Oroonoko', 'The West Indian' and 'King Charles I' has some marginal tide marks. Pages are generally bright with light scattered spotting. Armorial bookplate to the front pastedown of each volume. Overall Condition: Good Only.
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-14 02:34:22
Edward Gibbon
London: A Strahan; T Cadell, 1791. With a frontispiece and two large folding maps to volume I. The first folding map being the Eastern Part of the Roman Empire, the second folding map being the Western. Volumes II - VI are dated 1892 and volumes VII-XII have half-titles as called for in this edition as stated in the ESTC listing for this work. This edition is ESTC no T79691. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire traces the trajectory of Western civilisation from the height of the Roman Empire to the fall of Byzantium and therefore spans a nearly 1500 year period from 98 to 1590 of the Roman Empire. Therefore, Gibbon discusses the history of early Christianity, the Roman State Church as well as the history of Europe. The popularity of this work rests on Gibbon's objectivity and heavy use of primary sources. In the eighteenth century the use of primary sources for historical was very rare which was why his work was extremely popular. His methodology also became a model for later historians. The original first three volumes of this work was published in 1781 with the final three volumes being completed and issued in 1789. These twelve volumes were published two years after his final three volumes and present the contents of all six volumes across twelve octavos. With a further preface to volume VII which is the preface for the initial final three volumes Gibbon had published in 1789. Edward Gibbon wrote many historical works, but is best known for this title. This is due to its quality, the use of primary sources as well as the open criticism of organised rel … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-14 02:34:22
Edward Gibbon
London: A Strahan; T Cadell, 1791. With a frontispiece and two large folding maps to volume I. The first folding map being the Eastern Part of the Roman Empire, the second folding map being the Western. Volumes II - VI are dated 1892 and volumes VII-XII have half-titles as called for in this edition as stated in the ESTC listing for this work. This edition is ESTC no T79691. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire traces the trajectory of Western civilisation from the height of the Roman Empire to the fall of Byzantium and therefore spans a nearly 1500 year period from 98 to 1590 of the Roman Empire. Therefore, Gibbon discusses the history of early Christianity, the Roman State Church as well as the history of Europe. The popularity of this work rests on Gibbon's objectivity and heavy use of primary sources. In the eighteenth century the use of primary sources for historical was very rare which was why his work was extremely popular. His methodology also became a model for later historians. The original first three volumes of this work was published in 1781 with the final three volumes being completed and issued in 1789. These twelve volumes were published two years after his final three volumes and present the contents of all six volumes across twelve octavos. With a further preface to volume VII which is the preface for the initial final three volumes Gibbon had published in 1789. Edward Gibbon wrote many historical works, but is best known for this title. This is due to its quality, the use of primary sources as well as the open criticism of organised rel … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-13 20:56:05
Jane de St Remy/Jeanne de Valois-Saint-Remy
J Bew, 1791. With a portrait frontispiece to volume I. A very scarce edition of this work, particularly in such a well-restored condition. ESTC No. T142583. Jeanne de Valois-Saint-Remy, the Contesse de la Motte was a descendant of the Valois royal family through an illegitimate son of Henry II. She is best known for her role in duping the Cardinal de Rohan into purchasing a necklace that held the value of 2,000,000 livres for Queen Marie Antoinette, who had no involvement in the plan. Jeanne pretended that she had a good relationship with the Queen and convinced Rohan that he was in private communications with the Queen. Rohan asked Jeanne to arrange a meeting and therefore met a prostitute by the name of Nicole Leguay d'Olivia who posed as the Queen during the meeting. Jeanne told Rohan that Marie Antoinette wished to purchase the necklace but did not want to purchase an expensive item whilst the country was in need and so wished Rohan to be an intermediary. de La Motte's husband, the forger of the letters, posed as a valet of the Queen and collected the necklace, which was then taken to London to be separated and the large diamonds to be sold separately. This work is a biography of the central figure of this scandal, Jane de St Remy and discusses her early life, her role in the court, the necklace scandal and the repercussions following her arrest. There is also an address to the national assembly supplicating a new trial. A truly fascinating account of this scandal, which resulted in further public disfavour regarding the monarchy, despite Marie Antoinette not having a d … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-13 19:15:28
INCHBALD (Mrs. [Elizabeth]).
1791. In Four volumes. By Mrs. Inchbald. London: Printed for G.G.J. and J. Robinson, Pater-noster [Paternoster in volume two] Row, 1791.4 Vols., f'cap 16mo in half sheets; half-title in each volume; integral blank at end of volume two; 8pp. integral advertisements at end of volume four, continuing the signatures; [ ]2, A4, C-I, K-P8, Q5; [A]2, B-I, K-R8; [A]2, B-I, K-O8, [ ]1; [A]2, B-I, K8, L7, M4; pp.[iv]+vii+[i (blank)]+233+[i (nine entry Errata to First Volume)]; [iv]+253+[i (fourteen entry Errata to Second Volume)]+[ii]; [iv]+209+[i (five entry Errata)]; [iv]+157+[i (six line Errata)]+[viii]; contemporary full tree-calf, spine ruled and tooled gilt, with red lettering-piece and dark green numbering piece bearing red oval onlay in centre carrying the volume number; binder's blanks at front an back. Some joints cracked, but firm on the cords and end-papers; insignificant insect damage to spine and heads and tails of joint in one volume, not affecting end-papers or text; otherwise a fine copy internally. The second state of text in which gathering E in volume three is correctly imposed. (A very scarce first state exists in which it has been wrongly imposed). A blank may be lacking at the end of volume one, but has been so in every copy we have seen; the missing L8 in volume four is presumably the unsigned leaf at the end of volume three. Minor differences in style (such as the presence or absence of taper rules on the half title, or the corresponding use of commas rather than full stops to divide the letters of the Roman figure date on the title-page) suggest that the tex … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Robert Temple Booksellers [United Kingdom]
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2018-11-13 01:57:58
Miniaturbücher - -
Mannheim, Akademie, 1791. 6 Bände. Pappbde. d. Zt. 8,2 x 5 cm. Nicht bei Veitenheimer; nicht im KVK, für mich bibliographisch nicht nachweisbar. - Reizende und offensichtlich sehr seltene Reihe mit moralisierenden Erzählungen: I. Die Macht des Mitleidens. II. Die Nacht auf einem alten Bergschlosse. III. Die Kinder der alten Teutschen. IV. Der edle Judenknab. V. Das gerettete Kind oder der treue Hund. VI. Der kleine Friz unter der Aufsicht seiner Hanne. Wichtig und wahr. - Tadellos erhalten! [3 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski [DE]
2018-11-10 11:41:56
Holy Bible
1791 RARE Scottish Holy Bible Edinburgh Scotland Kerr Complete A rare, late 18th-century Scottish Holy Bible printed by Kerr. This huge Bible features the Old and New Testaments and the Psalms of David in metered form. Item number: #5082 Price: $550 Holy Bible The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments : Translated out of the original tongues ; and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, by His Majesty's special command. Appointed to be read in churches. Edinburgh : Printed by Mark and Charles Kerr, His Majesty's Printers, MDCCXCI. [1791] Details: Collation: Complete with all pages New Testament has additional title page. Language: English Binding: Leather; tight & secure Size: ~10.25in X 8.5in (26cm x 21.5cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 5082 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Schilb Antiquarian [Columbia, MO, U.S.A.]
2018-11-10 07:48:42
1791. When ordering from the US, parcels may be subject to import tax and duty charges, which the buyer is responsible to pay. Poor Man's Books for the rare and obscure Description Title: PLAN OF THE NEW CONSTITUTION FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; AN AUTHENTIC COPY OF THE FRENCH CONSTITUTION; LA CONSTITUTION FRANCOISE; NEW CONSTITUTION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF POLAND; [4 WORKS IN ONE VOL 1791] Author: Various Publisher: Debrett Format: Hardcover Date: 11791-1792 Price: 1995.00 Item#: 32326 Seller Image: https://members.dandy.net/~mrbooks/32326_5.jpg Edition: Condition: Very Good Other Notes: Constitution; 18th Century; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; [2], 84; [2] 78; [2], 110; [4], 32; 8 pages; An Authentic Copy of the French Constitution; La Constitution Francoise; New Constitution of the Government of Poland; Plan of the New Constitution for the United States of America. Together 4 works in one volume. All printed for Debrett. Marbled boards with irregularly-cut half leather, this very scarce early volume contains four important governmental publications printed by J. Debrett. These printings -- the second of which is in French -- are beautifully typeset in typical 18th Century typefaces with fancy ligatures on fine deckled pages. The Plan of the New Constitution for the United States contains a preface written by the editor that speaks of the "sudden rise of a new empire in the world"; the constitution was adopted only five years previous. Marbled boards rubbed, the pages are all intact with light toning. The front board has a small interior gap from the text block which probably occur … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Poor Man's Books Kenny Parolini (kenpa) [New Jersey USA, US]
2018-11-10 05:54:46
François LE VAILLANT
Second edition, after the first made in Paris in 1790. It is similarly illustrated with 12 boards including some unfolding and the famous board of the Hottentote apron.Relliures full sheepskin marbled vintage. Smooth back decorated with 2 florets and 2 boxed urns, wheels. Title pieces in red morocco and tomaison in black morocco. Friction. Upper joint of the volume I opened in tail. Three holes on the back. 7 blunt corners. Some leaflets a little yellow. Good copy.François Levaillant (1753-1824) is a French explorer and ornithologist. In 1781, the treasurer of the Dutch East India Company sent him to Cape Province, South Africa. He collected numerous copys in the region, yielding more than 2,000 bird skins in France. All his books were a great success across Europe. Its ornithological collection will join the museum of Leiden, France not being purchaser. Some bird names he imagined are still in use. Some time later, species will bear his name, like Levaillant's Cuckoo. In the preface, the author tells of his childhood in Suriname and his first passions as a collector. The book contains interesting descriptions of the Hotentots and Gonaquais, their habits and customs. The book was a great success, probably due to the colorful and adventurous narrative of the author. Chez Les libraires associés A La Haye 1791 In-8 (12x19,5cm) xx, 274pp. et (2) 287pp. (1) 2 volumes reliés
Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet [France]
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