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2018-10-27 07:04:12
Pendleton, Edmund
[N.p.], 1791. [1]p., addressed on verso. Light toning, old fold lines. Later pencil notations. Very good. Brief note written by Edmund Pendleton, Virginia lawyer and Revolutionary patriot, to one Francis Walker. Edmund Pendleton served as a representative to the First Continental Congress, was president of both of Virginia's revolutionary conventions in 1775, and was also president of the powerful Committee of Safety for the state. Only an injury sustained in a fall from a horse (to which he refers in this letter) kept him from being in the Second Congress and a signer of the Declaration. He was elected president of the Virginia convention again in 1776, and under his direction, Virginia's delegates to the Continental Congress put forth a motion for independence from Britain. Following Independence, he helped revise Virginia's own Constitution, and worked tirelessly on behalf of the judicial system, serving as a chief justice in Virginia's courts. Finally, he presided as president of Virginia's Ratifying Convention for the Constitution in 1788. William Preston was a political and military leader on the Virginia frontier. During the Revolution he organized Virginia's frontier defenses, and personally organized and led a group of militiamen who fought at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse in North Carolina. He writes: "My wife having this morning found my memo. book, there is an entry in May 1777, corresponding with that of my nephew respecting Mr. Jones's money received of your father and a subsequent entry a few lines from that is 'June 2d Richard Jones Dr. Cash to h … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]
2018-10-27 07:04:11
Fleurieu, Charles Pierre Claret]
Printed for John Stockdale, London, 1791. xxiv,323,[1]pp. plus nine folding maps, two folding views, and folding plate. Half title. Quarto. 20th-century three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt with raised bands, black morocco label. Very good. Provenance: J. T. Sureune (signature dated 1837 on endpaper); Thomas Gill (bookplate on the front pastedown). 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 Capt. 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 Pérouse, he confirmed that Fleurieu's theories appeared to be generally correct" - Hill. HILL 611. BEDDIE 1302. FERGUSON 105. SABIN 24749. COX II:304.
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]
2018-10-26 01:08:21
Mary Wollstonecraft 1st 1791
1791. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: theplantagenetking [Birchington, GB]
2018-10-24 13:18:35
Duke Of Saint-Simon [ Louis De Rouvroy De Saint-Simon] 1675 To 1755
Strasbourg: Treutel, 1791. Strasbourg: Treutel. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1791. Leather. c6500 pages; Completed Works By Louis De Saint-Simon, Duke and Peer of France, Knight of the Orders of the King and the Golden Fleece, etc. Etc. : To serve the history of the courts of Louis XIV, the Regency and Louis XV. With Notes, Explanations and Additions at the end of each volume, extracted from the Correspondences and Portfolios of the author and several Princes and Lords his contemporaries. ... Memoirs Of State And Military Of The Rule Of Louis XIV and XV. Presumed complete vols 1-20, including vols 1-13 and 1-7 supplements. . An inveterate chronicleer his works ran to many thousands of pages. It is believed that many of Duke Of Saint-Simon works are, as of yet, undiscovered. A very respected and widely read series of works originating in the French language. Copies of these are reprinted and studied even today. These books offered are the original volumes as issued in 1791. Backed in 3/4 calf leather with gilding over marbled boards and leather corners. Bookplate portraying a shield with two sections of fleur-de-lies flanked by a dog and a lion and titled A Deo et Rege. No other provenance. Covers consist to two types of marbling, one for the regular edition and a more yellow cover for supplements. .
Bookseller: poor mans books [U.S.A.]
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2018-10-24 10:52:17
Mathieu, Le Compere (pseudonym)
De l'Imprimerie de Nicodeme dans la Lune, Paris, 1791 Half dark green leather and marbled paper-covered boards, five raised spine bands, gilt spine lettering (bright), top edge gilt, 6 5/8 x 4 3/8 inches, 112 pp., marbled endpapers, frontispiece with tissue guard, four other plates, ribbon marker. Near fine (mild edgewear). In French. Said to be a fictitious imprint, actually printed in Brussels circa 1864-1869. In any case, very rare erotica. One of 206 copies. This is Volume 2 (Tome 2) of the original 2 volume work. "The Pantins des Boulevards or Bordels de Thalia. Bastard confessions of triads and whores of the trestles of the boulevard, collected by the accomplice Mathieu Work as useful as pleasant, dedicated to all the ballad-makers of the end of the eighteenth century, and enriched with figures, by Their Ordinary Spy." "A book composed of obscene dialogues between Father Mathieu and the actors of the various theaters, illustrated with fine engravings of actors and actresses in postures more than compromising." (1722RO090). Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket.
Bookseller: Boojum and Snark Books [Kanab, UT, U.S.A.]
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2018-10-24 09:07:49
Various authors
A collection of more than 385 Antiquarian Books from the 18th - 20th Century focused on English Literature, History and Travel. Various authors, titles, and editions. Various fine bindings, most full or partial leather with gilt titles and decorations. The books are various sizes, mostly octavos. Condition: Generally good. Expected wear and signs of use including some covers with loss, scattered toning and foxing to pages, some wear to bindings and some loose covers. Provenance: This collection of books came from the estate of a professor of English Literature at Columbia University. De Liguori, Saint Alphonse. Visites Au Saint Sacrement Et A La Sainte Vierge, 1791. L'eveque, M. Confrerie De La Bonne Mort, 1806; Henry John Todd, M.A. The Poetical Works of John Milton. London: Rivingrons; Longman and Co., 1852. 4 Volumes; Whittier, John Greenleaf. Margaret Smith's Journal and Tales and Sketches. New York : Sully and Klenteich. 7 Volumes; Child, Francis James. English and Scotish Ballads. Boston : Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1857. 4 Volumes; Holt, Felis, the radical. The Works of George Eliot. Edinburgh : William Blackwood and Sons, 1910. 15 Volumes; Ariosto, Lodovico. Orlando Furioso di Lodovico Ariosto. Firenze : Filice Le Monnier, 1854. 2 Volumes; Lamartine, M. de. Souvenirs, Impressions Pensees et Paysages pendant un Voyage en Orient 1832-1833 ou Notes d'un Voyageur. Paris : Pagnerre, L. Hachette et Cie., Furne et Cie., 1861. 2 Volumes; Lamb, Charles. The Essays of Elia [edited with an introduction and notes by Homer. E. Woodbridge Professor of English at Wesleyan Univ … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Rare Paper [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2018-10-24 08:10:38
SANTA CLARA, ANASTASIO DE. Guia de Viajantes, ou, Roteiro de Lisboa para as cortes e cidades principaes da Europa, villas e lugares mais notaveis de Portugal e Hespanha, etc. Lisbon: Na Off. de Francisco Luiz Ameno, 1791. Travel guide in handbook format for travellers from Portugal to major European cities and their environs. The guide includes very practical information such as the route to be taken to cities such as Florence, Turin, etc. and the distances. There are also sections on the current money exchange rates for the various regions. 8vo (14.5 x 9cm). [12], 181, [15] pp. Bound in contemporar calf, lightly rubbed. Very rare with no copies located in the United States.
Bookseller: Zinos Books [Saint Paul, Minnesota, US]
2018-10-24 08:10:37
Depot de la Marine editore
1791. Grande carta nautica delle isole Azzore basata sull'idrografia dello spagnolo Vincent Tofino ed edita a Parigi. Incisione in rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. A well engraved and highly detailed chart . It shows soundings, anchorage's, channels, shoals, navigational sightings. Engraved by Petit, engraver for the Depot Générale de la marine. To the left insets with coastal profiles.. A beautiful chart in fine condition.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius [IT]
2018-10-22 14:40:02
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]
2018-10-22 00:20:30
BENTHAM, Jeremy.
Dublin: T. Byrne, 1791. Dublin: T. Byrne,, 1791. Containing the Idea of a New Principle of Construction applicable to any Sort of Establishment, in which Persons of any Description are to be kept under Inspection. And in Particular to Penitentiary-Houses, Prisons, Houses of Industry, Work-Houses, Poor-Houses, Manufactories, Mad-Houses, Hospitals, and Schools. With a plan of management adapted to the principle. In a series of letters, Written in the Year 1787, From Crecheff in White Russia, to a Friend in England. Octavo (210 x 125 mm). Recent marbled boards, calf spine, gilt rules and red morocco label. Collation: [2, title, verso blank], [2, table of contents, verso blank], pp. 122 [B-Q4, R1] Pale dampmark to upper margin of the final few leaves; without the terminal blank leaf. An excellent copy. First edition, first issue of the Panopticon, corrected and annotated in Bentham's hand. "The Dublin edition has not been recorded in any bibliography, although it is known to have been printed" (Chuo). This is one of six copies sent to Bentham in May 1791, and one of the very few surviving copies from a total edition of 500, of which "it is very probable that many copies were pulped" (ibid.). As well as consisting of the Letters only (not the Postscripts or the plates), and as well as bearing more than 30 manuscript corrections, this issue comes without a preface: an early state. Bentham's wholehearted commitment to the Panopticon project extended across decades. The idea of a specific design for an effective detention centre sprang from his brother Samuel's involvement in th … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington [United Kingdom]
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2018-10-21 01:41:59
[French-American Relations]
[ Paris, 1791. 3pp. Quarto. Modern half calf and cloth. Signed in contemporary manuscript hand at end of text. Very good. A landmark document in Franco-American relations. Here the French Republic extends a friendly hand to all democracies, but especially the United States and the Swiss Cantons, and announces its policy of amity and alliance with those two republics. The early friendship of the Republic and the U.S. was not to last. Within a few years the question of American neutrality in the conflict between France and England split the two.
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [US]
2018-10-21 01:40:22
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]
2018-10-20 14:19:08
Eckartshausen, Carl von
München, Joseph Lentner 1791-1792. Band 1 in zweiter Auflage. 3 Bände. 20,4 x 12,4 cm (Oktav). Gestochenes Frontispiz, 10 Bl., 488 Seiten, mit gestochener Titelvignette. Gestochenes Frontispiz, 8 Bl., 372 Seiten, 3 Bl., mit gestochener Titelvignette sowie 3 Tabellen und 3 Kupfertafeln (mit Frontispiz also 4 Kupfertafeln, wie im Titel erwähnt). Gestochenes Frontispiz, 7 Bl., 441 Seiten, mit gestochener Titelvignette sowie eine gefaltete Tabelle. Halbleder der Zeit. Einbände etwas berieben, Rückenleder etwas rissig. Alte Besitzeinträge auf Vorsätzen. Teils ein wenig gebräunt und stockfleckig (Titelblätter und Frontispize stärker stockfleckig). Vereinzelte kleine Bleistiftanstreichungen und -anmerkungen. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung 18. Jahrhundert, Okkultismus / Occulta / Grenzwissenschaften, Zauberei / schwarze Magie, Zauberei / Zauberkunst
Bookseller: Antiquariat Roland Gögler, Einzelunternehmen [Germany]
2018-10-20 08:46:57
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]
2018-10-20 08:13:33
Giovanni Maria CASSINI (1745 - 1824)
1791. "Grande carta, murale, composta da quattro fogli uniti, tratta dal ""Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni"", edito a Roma dal 1792 fino al 1801, opera che la Calcografia Camerale commissionò al Cassini al fine di sostituire l'ormai obsoleto ""Mercurio Geografico"". Giovanni Maria Cassini, Chierico Regolare Somasco fu geografo e cartografo, ma anche intagliatore di architetture e prospettive - uno dei migliori discepoli di Giovanni Battista Piranesi - Cassini fu uno degli ultimi sferografi italiani del Settecento ed i suoi globi ebbero una notevole diffusione, come pure questo ""Nuovo Atlante Geografico"". Incisione in rame, finemente colorata nei contorni, in ottimo stato di conservazione." Big wall map, made of four sheets, from the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale', with a decorative title cartouche, by Giovanni Maria Cassini, a Somasco monk. He was geographer and cartographer but he was also good at engraving architectural items and perspectives - he was one of the best disciples Giovanni Battista Piranesi had. Moreover, Cassini was one of the last artists to engrave spheres in the XVIII century and his globes were quite famous and widespread, and realized the most important Italian Atlas of the XVIII century; his maps always bear a cartouche, extremely rich in colours and details. Copperplate with fine later hand colour, in very good condition. Z. Davoli - R. Sanfelici - S. Zanasi ,"Terre di Langobardia", sch. 79.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius [IT]
2018-10-18 23:52:01
Benjamin Franklin
Paris: Chea Buisson, 1791. For a condition report of this listing, please view our item description and photos below. Please contact us with any inquiries or questions. Item Description: Franklin, Benjamin 'Memoires de la Vie Privee' Memories of a private life. Chea Buisson, Paris, 1791. First edition. [207]pp., with pages 204-207 misnumbered as 360-363, as issued. Text in French. Spine replaced with calf, original leather boards. Marbled endpapers. Slipcase has cloth boards, leather spine. Weight 1.5 pounds. Approx. Measurements: 5"x7.75"x1.25" thick Condition: Spine replaced, leather cover edge worn, discolored, darkened in spots, bumped corners with some loss. End papers darkened, foxing. Pen notation to flyleaf. Foxing to pages. Slipcase has very light shelf wear, discolored spot on spine. Please view photos, and contact us with questions or inquiries. sch101 We have a fine selection of quality items for sale at Amphora Art & Antiques. International as well as domestic customers are welcome - please contact us with questions regarding shipping or listings, and we will assist you quickly. All items can be inspected in-person or are available for pickup from our large Gardena warehouse with no additional fee or charge. The authenticity of all items listed are guaranteed to be as represented - all efforts are taken to ensure accurate and descriptive condition reports and photographs. We reserve the right to use another shipping carrier other than what is listed to ensure your purchase arrives safely. Fedex cannot ship to a P.O. Box. Please contact us before or upon purchas … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: amphora_art_antiques [Beverly Hills, California, US]
2018-10-18 06:55:48
BANDELLO, Matteo
Londra (ma Livorno), Bancker, 1791-93. 9 voll. in 8° legati in 5. Uno dei pochi esemplari su carta grande. Ritratto (inc. Lapi). Gaetano Poggiali, curatore dell'opera, riprende l'edizione di Lucca, Busdrago, 1554, correggendo l'interpunzione. La vita dell'autore è opera di Giammaria Mazzuchelli. Ottimo esemplare a pieni margini con leggere, sporadiche fioriture. Legatura coeva in pergamena con filettature in oro e doppio tassello ai dorsi. (Gamba, 1228; Brunet, I, 637).
Bookseller: Studio Meroni Marisa [IT]
2018-10-17 09:18:01
MARITI, Abbe Giovanni.
London G. G. J. and J. Robinson. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, THREE VOLUMES COMPLETE SET 1791-92. 8vo, approximately 220 x 130 mm, 8¾ x 5¼ inches, pages: xxiv, [1]-340; xix, [1]- 437; [8], [1]- 512, complete with half-titles, pages: 225-240 in Volume I are misbound between pages 208 and 209, collated and guaranteed complete, bound in 19th century half calf over marbled sides, gilt rules and raised bands to spine, contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels, marbled edges, tan endpapers, armorial bookplate on front pastedowns (John Augustus Fane). Slight rubbing to extremities, slight shelf wear to edges and corners, endpapers lightly foxed, small piece torn from 1 margin corner, tiny closed tear to 1 corner, neatly repaired, upper margins occasionally lightly browned at edge, otherwise contents clean, bindings tight and firm. A very good set of the first English edition. Abbe Mariti first published his work in Lucca in 1769-71: "Viaggi per l'isola di Cipro e per la Soria e Palestina, 1760-68". Travels in Cyprus occupies Volume I and includes 5 chapters on wine and wine-making (page 303-340), Volume II, and Volume III up to page 149 are concerned with travels in Syria and Palestine, and page 151 to the end is a history of Jerusalem from its beginnings to the 12th century. Cox, Volume I, page 237: "Mariti (1736-1806), who was an official of the Imperial and Tuscan consulates, gives an excellent account of the condition of Cyprus during the third quarter of the eighteenth century, which is based mainly on his observations". See, Sotheby's The Library of Henry M. Blackmer II, number 816 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. [Oxford, United Kingdom]
2018-10-17 03:26:23
BENTHAM, Jeremy.
Dublin printed, London reprinted, & London: T. Payne, 1791. 3 parts in 2 volumes, octavo (156 x 98 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, neatly rebacked preserving the original flat gilt-ruled spines, red and green morocco labels. Housed in a brown quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. With folded plate to Postscript part I facing p. 161 and large folding table, "Table to Panopticon", to Postscript part II. Engraved armorial bookplate of Corbet Corbet and Richard Corbet to front pastedown of each volume. Corners professionally restored, small section torn from front free endpaper of vol. II. Complete with the 8-page preface to the first vol., but without the 3 engraved plates as usual; overall a very good set, attractively bound. First London edition of all three parts of Bentham's famous but abortive Panopticon Penitentiary Scheme. Both the second Postscript and the plates were delayed in being printed and "very few copies of either the London or the Dublin editions have all the engravings According to Bentham, most of the plates were destroyed in a fire at the printer's before publication and the book appeared without them The large folding table designed as an index to the work was not printed until the end of August, three months after the publication of the London edition" (Chuo). It is present here, at the end of part II of the Postscript. The curious imprint to the first volume, "Dublin printed, London reprinted", refers to what Bentham called an "imperfect state" of the book apparently printed for distribution among members of the Irish Government, also i … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB. [London, United Kingdom]
2018-10-17 03:26:22
BENTHAM, Jeremy.
Dublin: T. Byrne, 1791. Octavo (210 x 125 mm). Recent marbled boards, calf spine, gilt rules and red morocco label. Pale dampmark to upper margin of the final few leaves; without the terminal blank leaf. An excellent copy. Collation: [2, title, verso blank], [2, table of contents, verso blank], pp. 122 [B-Q4, R1] First edition, first issue of the Panopticon, corrected and annotated in Bentham's hand. "The Dublin edition has not been recorded in any bibliography, although it is known to have been printed" (Chuo). This is one of six copies sent to Bentham in May 1791, and one of the very few surviving copies from a total edition of 500, of which "it is very probable that many copies were pulped" (ibid.). As well as consisting of the Letters only (not the Postscripts or the plates), and as well as bearing more than 30 manuscript corrections, this issue comes without a preface: an early state. Bentham's wholehearted commitment to the Panopticon project extended across decades. The idea of a specific design for an effective detention centre sprang from his brother Samuel's involvement in the establishment of a modern, planned manufacturing town in Prince Potemkin's estate in Krichev, Russia. Samuel's town planning aimed at ensuring that workers remained under scrutiny at every step in the production process. Inspired by this concept, and convinced that it would revolutionize the maintenance of prisons, Jeremy began outlining his Panopticon in a series of Letters to his father from 1786. On his return in Britain, he contemplated proposing the scheme to William Pitt and wrote him … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [London, United Kingdom]
2018-10-15 19:31:02
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]
2018-10-15 10:57:20
Rousseau, Jean Jacques [1712 - 1778]
London: Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1791. 1st edition thus, i.e., by this publisher, and one of 3 editions issued in 1791. Cf. PMM 207, for the 1762 first edition. Later tan half-calf binding with pale green cloth boards. Blue speckled edges. Spine sunned, a few spots otherwise VG+.. [8], 387, [1 (blank)] pp. 8vo. 7" x 4-1/4" "The Social Contract, originally published in 1762 as On the Social Contract; or, Principles of Political Rights (French: Du Contrat Social; ou Principes du Droit Politique) ... in which Rousseau theorized about the best way to establish a political community in the face of the problems of commercial society, which he had already identified in his Discourse on Inequality [1754]. The Social Contract helped inspire political reforms or revolutions in Europe, especially in France. The Social Contract argued against the idea that monarchs were divinely empowered to legislate. Rousseau asserts that only the people, who are sovereign, have that all-powerful right." [Wiki]. Per PMM, "'Contrat Social' remains Rouseeau's greatest work. ... a work of compelling eloquence. ... [and] indisuputable cogency."
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA [US]
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2018-10-15 08:17:25
Mexico 9 de Junio de 1791. Affiche in-folio. TRES RARE AFFICHE imprimée à Mexico, contenant diverses dispositions concernant ces professions en rapport avec l'OR, l'ARGENT (Bijouterie, Monnaie, etc).
Bookseller: Librería Comellas [Barcelona, Spain]
2018-10-15 08:07:15
Anacreon
1791. Condition: Good. In - bound 12 half grief Havana at corners, wrong title and title then CXVIII, title sheet: Anacreontos Thioy Franco, then 111 pages, portrait engraved in the title and the fake title. It is the reprint of the edition in Greek letters of the Anacreon that Bodoni was published for the first time in Parma in 1784 in lowercase characters. It is dedicated to the Knight of Azara Ambassador to Spain, became his Adviser and patron. One of the first masterpieces of bodonienne typography. See number 28 of the FMR magazine where an article: Question of character is devoted to Bodoni. Bookplates of P. a. - G and the Morandière. Of the Plessis; partly bleached back, good copy.
Bookseller: abraxas-libris [Paris, FR]
2018-10-15 07:24:01
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]
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2018-10-15 07:24:01
Boswell, James
London: Printed by Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1791. First printing. Hardcover. Good. First edition, 1791, 'gve' has been corrected to 'give.' 2 volumes, quarto, contemporary flame calf, good set, with dyed japanese paper reinforcement to joints, inner hinges also reinforced with japanese paper, some rubbing and wear to binding and corners, text complete, including portrait and two plates, in very good condition, light occasional foxing.
Bookseller: Caliban Books [U.S.A.]
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2018-10-15 07:24:01
James Boswell
London: Printed by Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly. Condition: Good. First edition, 1791, 'gve' has been corrected to 'give.' 2 volumes, quarto, contemporary flame calf, good set, with dyed japanese paper reinforcement to joints, inner hinges also reinforced with japanese paper, some rubbing and wear to binding and corners, text complete, including portrait and two plates, in very good condition, light occasional foxing. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Caliban Books [Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US]
2018-10-15 07:24:01
[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]
2018-10-15 07:24:01
Boswell, James
London: Charles Dilly in the Poultry, 1791. For a condition report of this listing, please view our item description and photos below. Please contact us with any inquiries or questions. Description: Boswell, James 'The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D." Charles Dilly in the Poultry, London, 1791. 1st Edition in two volumes, brown leather binding w/ gold lettering and decorations. Vol 1-516pp; vol 2-588pp. Weight Approx., 8 pounds. Comes w/ signed editor's letter. Measures Approx., Each 8.5"x11"x1.625" thick Condition: Good Condition. Bumped and rubbed corners and spine panel. Separation at joints. Foxing throughout with nameplate to the endpapers. We have a fine selection of quality items for sale at Amphora Art & Antiques. International as well as domestic customers are welcome - please contact us with questions regarding shipping or listings, and we will assist you quickly. All items can be inspected in-person or are available for pickup from our large Gardena warehouse with no additional fee or charge. The authenticity of all items listed are guaranteed to be as represented - all efforts are taken to ensure accurate and descriptive condition reports and photographs. We reserve the right to use another shipping carrier other than what is listed to ensure your purchase arrives safely. Fedex cannot ship to a P.O. Box. Please contact us before or upon purchase if you have a preferred shipping carrier. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]
Bookseller: amphora_art_antiques [Beverly Hills, California, US]
2018-10-15 07:24:01
Boswell, James
London: Charles Dilly in the Poultry, 1791. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]
Bookseller: amphora_art_antiques [Beverly Hills, California, US]
2018-10-15 07:24:01
Boswell
JAMES BOSWELL "The Life of Samuel Johnson" FIRST PRINT 1791 Baldwin, for Dilly, 1791. First edition, first issue (with "gve" for "give" on page 135, line 10), in what may be the incredibly scarce original boards. Two volumes, quarto. Very good. Some soiling to pages of the second volume. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. This copy has an extra full page frontispiece portrait of Boswell in the second volume, not called for in the bibliographies. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: bookbid [Beverly Hills, California, US]
2018-10-15 07:24:01
BOSWELL, James
London Printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, 1791. "An Uncut Copy" BOSWELL, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; a Series of His Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations with Many Eminent Persons; and Various Original Pieces of His Composition, never before published. The whole exhibiting a view of literature and literary men in Great-Britain, for near half a century, during which he flourished. In two volumes. London: Printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, 1791. First edition, first issue, with "give" spelled "gve" in line 10 on p. 135 of Volume I and with all of the peculiarities cited by Pottle for the first issue, including the several uncorrected errors listed for Volume II and the various cancels. Two quarto volumes (11 3/4 x 9 1/16 inches; 297 x 230 mm.; the same dimensions Pottle gives for 'an entirely uncut copy' ). xii, [16], 516; [2], 588 [i.e., 586] pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait by James Heath after Sir Joshua Reynolds in Volume I, two engraved facsimile plates in Volume II. Bound without the front blank in Volume II. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Neatly rebacked to style, preserving the original gilt spine and burgundy and black morocco gilt lettering labels. A few minor marginal paper flaws, not affecting text. Some rubbing to boards and light tip wear. Overall, a fine set in the original binding and entirely uncut, Courtney & Nichol Smith, pp. 172-173. Grolier, 100 English, 65. Pottle 79. Rothschild 463-465. Sterling 71. Tinker 338. HBS 6 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Heritage Book Shop, ABAA [Tarzana, CA, U.S.A.]
2018-10-15 07:08:26
WILLIAM JULIUS MICKLE
GRAISBERRY & CAMPBELL, 1791. THIS COMPLETE TWO VOLUME SET IS IN NEAR FINE CONDITION IN FULL SPECKLED CALF WITH BRIGHT GILT DETAILS TO BOARDS. SIX COMPARTMENTS AND FIVE RIBS TO SPINE WITH BRIGHT GILT DETAILS IN TITLE. FINELY RE-BACKED IN 20TH CENTURY CALF WITH RED & BLACK SPINE LABELS. BINDING AND HINGES ARE VERY GOOD, NO LOOSE OR MISSING PAGES, PAGES ARE WITHOUT MARKS AND MINIMAL FOXING, FOLD OUT MAP INCLUDED OF VOYAGE TO GAMA AND PORTUGUESE DISCOVERIES. BOOKS MEASURE 8.5"x 5.5". 225 YEARS OLD. A BEAUTIFUL COPY OF THIS SET, IN EXCELLENT CONDITION!
Bookseller: reagans_rare_books [Midlothian, Virginia, US]
2018-10-15 07:08:26
WILLIAM JULIUS MICKLE
GRAISBERRY & CAMPBELL, 1791.
Bookseller: reagans_rare_books [Midlothian, Virginia, US]
2018-10-13 12:25:37
Naubert, Christiane Benedikte Eugenie [hier anonym bzw. nur zugeschrieben?]
in der Weygandschen Buchhandlung, Leipzig, 1791. 584 S. Halblederband der Zeit. "Chr. B. E. Naubert, geb. Hebenstreit (1756-1819), war die erste Autorin im deutschsprachigen Raum, die sich geschichtlichen Stoffen in erzählender Form zuwandte [.] Ihre zahlreichen Erzählwerke erschienen bis 1818 anonym, zum Teil verkaufswirksam unter Bezeichnungen wie 'vom Verfasser des Walter von Montbarry', ihren ersten großen Erfolg (1786) nennend. Sie gilt als Erfinderin des 'Zweischichtenromans', bei dem die vordergründige Romanhandlung in der Privatsphäre historisch unbedeutender Personen spielt, während wichtige historische Ereignisse und Zusammenhänge den Hintergrund bilden" (W. Maierhofer: Hexen-Huren-Heldenweiber, Böhlau 2005, S.69f.). Frühe englische Übersetzungen ihrer sehr populären Romane sollen Walter Scott die Anregung für sein eigenes Schaffen geliefert haben. Unser Titel nicht bei Goedeke, Holzmann/Bohatta und Wilpert/Gühring, die Verfasserin ermittelt nach VD18 10690018, so daß es sich möglicherweise lediglich um eine "Naubertiade," eine Nachahmung im Stil der populären Autorin handelt. Der Rücken oben und unten jeweils mit kleinem Wurmgang und das fliegende Vorsatzpapier mit altem Buchhändlerstempel. Die Deckel gering, die vorderen Deckelkanten stärker berieben und dasRückenschildchen mit winzigem Eckverlust, insgesamt handelt es sich jedoch um gut erhaltenes Exemplar mit nur leichten Gebrauchsspuren. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Rolf Bulang [Dautphetal, Germany]
2018-10-13 07:47:41
Töpfer (Johann) Gottlob
1791. Reuter 7025 u. 7026 - MGG XIII, S. 450 f.- Erste Ausgabe, mit dem Anhang sehr selten.- Klassisches u. unerreichtes Werk der "Orgelbaukunst".- Johann Gottlob Töpfer (* 4. Dezember 1791 in Niederroßla; ? 8. Juni 1870 in Weimar) war ein deutscher Orgelbautheoretiker, Orgelsachverständiger, Organist, Lehrer und Komponist. Er war von 1830 bis zu seinem Tod Organist an der Stadtkirche St. Peter und Paul in Weimar. Töpfer betrieb Forschung zum Orgelbau und entwickelte eine mathematisch-physikalische Theorie, die auf Arbeiten des Bedos de Celles u. Vogler beruhte. Bis zur Orgelreform Albert Schweitzers blieb sein Werk maßgebend für die Orgelbaukunst.- Leicht gebräunt, tls. etw. stockfleckig, Ebd. etw. berieben.# First edition, with the appendix very rare.- Classical and unequaled work of "organ building".- With 9 (folded) lithographed plates.- [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Johannes Müller [Salzburg, Austria]
2018-10-13 02:16:43
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]
2018-10-12 23:17:26
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]
2018-10-11 23:02:29
Carandi [Carandini], Prospero
1791. Tobacco Smuggling. Tobacco Smugglers: An Unrecorded Imprint [Carandi (Carandini), Prospero]. Replica a Difesa di Giuseppe Felici, Francesco Salada, E Santino Menconi Nella Causa di Preteso Contrabbando di Tabacco Pendente in Grado di Revisione Avanti Gl'Illustrissimi Signori Consiglieri Co: Pompeo Baldasseroni, Giuseppe Simonini, E Francesco Ansaloni. Modena: Presso la Societa' Tipografica, 1791. 37 pp. Folio (11-1/4" x 7-1/2"). Recent stiff wrappers, endpapers renewed. Large woodcut title-page device, large woodcut vignette to head of p. 1. Light toning to text, internally clean. $750. * Only edition. Defense submission for an appeal involving three men convicted of smuggling tobacco in a suit initiated by the licensed tobacco contractor Massa and Carrara. The arguments are erudite and learned; there are citations to Bartolus and Alberico de Rosate, for example, and, on p. 33, a eight-line quotation from Virgil. This appears to be an unrecorded imprint. OCLC locates no copies worldwide.
Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. [USA]
2018-10-11 18:46:11
FORSTER, GEORG.
Berlin, Vossischen Buchhandlung, 1791. 4to. Bound in 3 uniform contemp. hcalf. Riased bands, gilt spines. Tome-and titlelabels on spine with gilt lettering. Very light wear to spine ends. Slightly rubbed. Small stamps on foot of title-pages. Corners lightly bumped. X,130,302;(8),XXII,(2),314,(2);XVIII,74,380 pp. 4 large folded engraved maps and 27 engraved plates (some folding). Maps with closed tear at inner foldings. Scattered brownspots, mainly marginal. Occassionally some offsetting from plates. A few plates with light foxing and some with brownspots. In general fine, printed on good paper. ¶ First edition of this scarce and highly important work in the exploration of the north coasts of America. The work constitutes a wide-ranging source-book of important travels in Northwest America and Oceania, with works translated by Georg and Johann Reinhold Foster and supplied with comprehensive introductions and many additions. Sabin, 25126.
Bookseller: Bookshop Herman H. J. Lynge & Søn [DK]
2018-10-10 20:35:55
Various
London: The Proprietors. 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]
2018-10-09 23:36:50
Thomas Moore, Philo. [pseud.]
New-York: Printed by H. Gaine, at the Bible, in Hanover-Square, [1791]. [72]pp. + [14]]ll., interleaved blanks, many with manuscript content. 4¼ x 2½ inches. Contemporary hand-colored printed paste wrappers. Light wear to wraps; paper loss to portions of spine; occasional dampstaining; very good. Handsome copy of a scarce 18th-century New York almanac with contemporary hand-colored printed paste wrappers. The almanac is stacked with information of all aspects of state and Federal level government, from George Washington on down to city gaugers. Acts printed within (to give one example) address (over 6pp) the payment of the country's debts and provide an extensive list of American goods subject to duties. There is substantial content on banking and money. Rules of the Bank of New-York are printed. Numerous benevolent Societies and their prominent members also appear. The calendar portion of the almanac was interleaved. A few leaves bear contemporary annotations, likely by a woman. There are references to textiles, servants or paid companions, and to living in town and country. Handwritten names within include Hannah Higgins, Mrs. Wise, Mrs. Reed[?], Mrs. Scandlin, and Kitty Zimmiman [Zimmerman?]. Three small manuscripts are laid in to the almanac. Two appear to be receipts for various items including baskets and "peggs;" the third records house measurements with references to a portico, here "Potacoe," and to "the outer Part next to the Pump." ESTC notes: "Thomas Moore is a pseudonym. The contents of the calendar pages are selected or adapted from Hutchins improved: being an … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Ian Brabner, Rare Americana (ABAA) [Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.]
2018-10-09 14:18:02
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]
2018-10-09 14:15:19
Published Novr 30 1791 by E. Newbery... & John Wallis. Hand-coloured engraved sheet, cut in to 12 sections and mounted on linen. Original slipcase with mounted engraved label. Some wear to case, else a very good copy of a early table game. Whitehouse page 25.
Bookseller: David Miles Books [GB]
2018-10-09 14:15:17
London: J. Johnson, 1791. Bound in three volumes. Volume I, Part I: x, [11], 12-91, [1] pages; Part II: [3], 4-77, [2] pages. Illustrated with 20 plates in Part I, and 21 in Part II. Volume II, Part III: [3], 4-71, [1] pages; Part II: [3], 4-71, [1] pages; Part IV: [3], 4-55, [1] pages; Part V: [3], 82, [1] pages. Illustrated with 22 plates in Part III; 9 in Part IV; 11 in Part V. Volume III; Part VI: [3] 4-232, [1], [7 ad's] pages. Illustrated with 32 plates. The first plate in each volume is hand-coloured as issued; the remaining plates are uncoloured. Contemporary calf, expertly re-backed. 12mo. First edition. Ownership name of Susan Woodward to the title-page of each volume; some annotation in pencil by her, both in French and English, throughout volume I; couple of water stains to margins; else an excellent crisp copy of a very scarce 18th century children's book, rarely found complete. This title could be purchased with the plates coloured or uncoloured; this is the first occasion we have handled a copy with the only frontispieces coloured, and the remaining plates uncoloured. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: David Miles Books [United Kingdom]
2018-10-09 08:32:12
Franz. A. SCHRAEMBL (Attivo a Vienna tra 1751-1803)
1791. Carta nautica dell'Europa tratta dall'atlante dello Schraembl. La carta delinea le coste della parte occidentale dell'Europa dalla Scandinavia al Mediterraneo, incluso il Nord Africa. Il Mediterraneo orientale, con l'isola di Cipro, è raffigurato in un cartiglio nella parte destra della carta. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva dei contorni, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Molto decorativa. Sea chart of Europe, taken from Schraembl's atlas. The map outlines the coasts of Western Europe, from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean sea until the Northern coasts of Africa. The Eastern Mediterranen is depicted in a cartouche on the right, ith the island of Cyprus. Copper engraving, contemporary outline colour, in excellent condition. Highly decorative map.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius [IT]
2018-10-09 08:13:28
PAINE. THOMAS.
J. S. Jordan. London. 1791 & 92. Two works in one volume. Small 4o.( 8.3 x 5.4 inches). The first title-complete with half title, iii-x, 7-171pp. The second part without half title. iii-xvi, 178pp, including the 4pp appendix. ---- Third Jordan printing of the first part, after the rare Johnson printing of the same year, the second part is the Fifth edition. A few leaves with some minor foxing, neat previous owner name, dated 1791, on the half title and title pages of the first part and small area of loss to the bottom corner of the last page of the first part, but well away from the text. Overall very good copies of these important works, finely bound in modern period style full sprinkled calf. Spine with raised bands, the compartments ruled in gilt. Twin red and green labels, lettered in gilt. Double blind ruled borders to the boards.
Bookseller: Paul Foster Books [London, UK]
2018-10-08 14:23:02
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]
2018-10-08 08:10:32
HORATIUS Flaccus Q. (ORAZIO)
in Aedibus Palatinis, Typis Bodonianis, 1791. In folio gr. (mm. 435x297), p. pelle mod., elegante cornice dorata ai piatti, dorso a cordoni con fregi e tit. oro, 2 cc.nn. (la prima bianca), XIV pp.num., occhietto, 371 pp.num. Precedono il testo: la prefazione di J. N. de Azara, in finissimo corsivo, e la vita di Orazio tratta da Svetonio. "Edizione originale". Cfr. Brooks,417: "Superba edizione. Questo è il primo de' classici che Bodoni stampo' co' suoi torchi - Giani,12: "Edizione pregiatissima. E' il primo della grande serie di Classici latini in folio voluta dal D'Azara. Il testo oraziano, preparato in Roma su antiche edizioni da una schiera di eruditi diretti da Stefano Arteaga (de Azara, E.Q. Visconti, C. Fea), è forse la più autorevole lezione filologica di cui ancor oggi possano disporre gli studiosi" - Brunet,III,322: "Edition d'une exécution parfaite: elle est plus recherchée que la plupart des autres productions du meme imprimeur". Con lieve alone margin. su 6 cc. altrimenti esemplare ben conservato.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi [IT]
2018-10-08 06:51:35
BAYARD Ferdinand
à Paris: Chez Batilliot frères, 1791. The second and improved, augmented, edition.Contemporary marbled calf, spine gilt. Black morocco title-piece. Upper joint scratched, two small holes to lower joint, two corners bumped. A good copy.A pictorial and descriptive account of a voyage to the interior of the United States - to Bath, Winchester, Baltimore, Virginia, and the Shenandoah valley. When the work appeared, the author was heavily accused of glorifying the American Republic and the men who had made it. The work includes a number of observations on the various populations - Germans, Native Americans, African Americans - including their customs and dress. The chapter on Washington is based on oral accounts from a number of officers and contains several letters disavowed by him. Label : Library of Hubel Robins. Richmond. Virginia.
Bookseller: Paris Rare Books and Manuscripts [France, FR]
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