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2018-05-06 08:23:16
Printed for and sold by C. and G. Kearsley, Fleet-street [1791], London. xvi, 320p, two fold out maps. 17 cm. Bound in tree calf with gilt ruled covers, gilt cover fore edges; double gilt rules on the spine, red morocco spine label in gilt. Edges rubbed, wear to the head of the spine, corners slightly bumped, rubbed; foxing, small hole with loss of a few letters of text on p. 295/296. In very good condition. [ESTC, T121276] [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Michael J. Osborne Books LLC, ABAA, ILAB [Columbia, MD, U.S.A.]
2018-05-05 04:38:06
(AUCTION CATALOGUE: LEBRUN, Jean Baptiste Pierre, expert & art dealer)
63 pp. (pagination continuous for the two parts). 8vo, later 19th cent. half-sheep & marbled boards (spine rubbed), gilt title on spine, uncut. Paris: Le Brun, 1791.A very rare catalogue by Le Brun of what appears to be a stock sale. It describes 110 lots of prints (nos. 1021-1130) and 262 notable 17th- and 18th-century books.Nice copy, we do not locate a copy in North America. Engraved bookplate of Gaston Pannier, the famous 19th-century art collector on front paste-down and stamp of the Bibliothèque Heim on verso of the title-page.❧ Lugt 4721. Grove Art online-"Le Brun became one of the leading art dealers in Paris responsible for at least 172 auctions both before and after the French Revolution. He purchased the hôtel Lubert in 1778 and added a second building designed by Jean-Arnaud Raymond in 1784-5, which became the hub of his business activities and served as the site of Mme Vigée Le Brun's artistic and literary salon. There he built a skylit saleroom (which became the model of the new Grande Galerie in the Louvre), a separate long gallery for his library and painting collection, and a private showroom upstairs. Between 1771 and 1813 Le Brun conducted some of the pre-eminent auctions.".
Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc. [US]
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2018-05-04 01:04:41
PAINE (Thomas)
Ouvrage adressé aux Américains, et dans lequel on traite de l'origine et de l'objet du gouvernement, de la constitution Angloise, de la monarchie héréditaire, et de la situation de l'Amérique septentrionale. Traduit de l'Anglois (.). Paris, Gueffier, 1791, in-8, basane fauve mouchetée, dos à nerfs cloisonné et fleuronné, pièce de titre cerise, filet à froid encadrant les plats, tranches jaunes mouchetées [Rel. de l'époque]. [2], iv et 113 pp. Sabin 58217. Première édition publiée à Paris, et la deuxième en français. La première édition française était parue en 1777, à l'adresse de Rotterdam. Paine, qui voyageait alors entre Londres et Paris, a probablement surveillé lui-même l'impression de l'ouvrage, avant que l'Assemblée Constituante ne lui octroie la citoyenneté française. L'ouvrage devait encore être réimprimé en France en 1793, à chaque fois dans un contexte de forts bouleversements politiques. Au départ, le Common sense doit être compris dans le contexte de la Guerre d'indépendance américaine : Paine y discutait les origines et les objectifs du gouvernement anglais et attaquait la constitution britannique et l'institution de la monarchie héréditaire. Dans un langage à la portée d'un large public, il plaidait pour la supériorité de la loi naturelle sur les codes politiques et la philosophie des droits naturels qui devaient servir de cadre à la Déclaration de l?indépendance des États-Unis d?Amérique. Ayant convenu avec l'imprimeur R. Bell de partager les profits éventuels de l'ouvrage, il envisageait d'affecter sa part du profit à l'acquisition de gants d'hiver pour les … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE CHAMONAL [Paris, France]
2018-04-26 12:25:03
Ovid
Wien, Alberti, 1791. Gr.8° (23 x 17 cm). Mit 3 gestochenen Titeln u. 139 Kupfertafeln. 4 Bl., VII, 137 S. (richtig: 135); 246 S. (richtig: 244); 163 S. (richtig: 153). Leder d. Zeit mit Rückenschild u. reicher Rückenvergoldung. Erste Auflage dieser Ausgabe. - Vgl. Engelmann/Preuss 457 (8. Aufl.); Schweiger II, 669. - Einbände etwas beschabt und mit kleinen Läsuren, Rücken der Bände 1 u. 2 oben fachmännisch restauriert; fliegende Vorsätze mit altem Adels-Exlibris. - Ovids mythologische Verwandlungsgeschichten in einer schön bebilderten Ausgabe, in der jede Sage durch ein einführendes Kupfer illustriert wird. Die Kupfer gestochen von Benedicti, Mansfeld, Stöber u.a. - Dekoratives Exemplar mit schöner Patina und in sehr guter Innenerhaltung.
Bookseller: Nürnberger Buch- und Kunstantiquariat [Germany]
2018-04-25 17:40:42
Köhler, Johann Friedrich]:
Leipzig, im Verlag der Dykischen Buchhandlung, 1791. 176 S., 8°, Pappband d. Zt. mit handschrftl. Rückenschild Henning Faustbibl. 774; Kippenberg I,2019; Engel 107: "Eine fleißige, vorurtheilsfreie Zusammenstellung [.] Die versuchten Erklärungen der Faustischen‚ 'Künste und Gauckeleien' sind allerdings gehaltlos und unbefriedigend"; Ackermann I/834: "Selten [.] Gibt ausführliche und bemerkenswerte Erwähnungen von Albertus Magnus, Porta, Bacon, Agrippa, Paracelsus, Cardanus und Campanella und zitiert mehrfach Goethe's Faust-Fragment." - Erste Ausgabe der seltenen, informativen Abhandlung über den historischen Faust (1480-1540), die historischen Beweise u. Fakten von den abergläubischen Spekulationen u. Legenden trennt. Köhler (1756-1820) veröffentlichte theologische u. historische Schriften. Auch Kippenberg erwähnt, dass diese Untersuchung durch Goethes Faust-Fragment von 1790 veranlasst wurde, da sie wiederholt in der Schilderung von Szenen u. psychologischen Details dem Goetheschen Faust folgt. - Etwas berieben u. bestossen; Kapitale beschabt; Vorsatzblatt gestempelt, sonst ein gutes Expl. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Hans-Jürgen Lange [Wietze, Germany]
2018-04-22 09:05:07
ÉRASME.
Edition soignée des Colloques d'Erasme, publiée par Cornelis Schrevel et illustrée d'un beau frontispice gravé sur cuivre par Bernard Picart, signé de ses initiales, représentant Erasme assis à une table de travail et entouré de trois docteurs.Superbe exemplaire finement relié en maroquin doublé et provenant de la célèbre bibliothèque Lamoignon (1791, I, n°3507), portant un timbre humide en page 3 du texte, marque que fit apposer Chrétien-François de Lamoignon (1644-1709).Brunet II, 1041.
Bookseller: Librairie d'Âpre-Vent [France, Toulon]
2018-04-21 10:27:32
(Book of Common Prayer)
Oxford; and London: Printed at the Clarendon Press, By W. Jackson and A. Hamilton, 1791. [xxii, 536] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. [bound with:] The Whole Book Psalms, Collected into English Metre, by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins, and Others ... Oxford: Printed at the Clarendon Press, by Dawson, Bensley, and Cooke, 1801. A beautiful copy in a fine contemporary binding. Griffiths 1791/7; ESTC T093069. Provenance: William Smith, 1802 (dated blue morocco ownership label on front pastedown). Contemporary (c. 1802) full straight-grained blue morocco, covers with gilt Greek key border, flat spine divided into five compartments, lettered in one, central panel of wavy gilt lines, the rest tooled in gilt with Christogram or sunburst tool over semé of dots, a.e.g. Light rubbing to extremities.
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller [USA]
2018-04-21 05:37:58
PAINE. THOMAS.
J. S. Jordan. London. 1791 & 92. FIRST EDITION of the second part, Fourth edition of the first. Two works in one volume. Small 4o.(8.4 x 5.4 inches). The first title; Bound without half title, viii, 8-171pp. The second title; xvi, including half title with price listed as Three Shillings, 178pp, including the 4pp appendix, 4pp of Publishers adverts. ----- Fourth Jordan printing of the first part, the second part is the very rare first edition. A few leaves with some minor foxing and ink number to the title page of the second work (no other marking or stamps anywhere in the book), otherwise very good copies bound together, in late eighteenth century style, in fine recent full tan tree calf binding, by Aquarius of London. Spine with red and green labels. Gilt panelling, decoration and lettering. Double gilt ruled border on boards. The board edges with gilt piping design. Inner boards turn-ins with diagonal gilt alternate rule and piped design.
Bookseller: Paul Foster Books [London, UK]
2018-04-20 06:55:15
Casanova de Seingalt, Giacomo Girolamo (1725-98). Libertine, adventurer, spy & autobiographer.‘The reign of diplomacy’
Dated: Dresden, 17 May 1791. 4to. 3 pages in 4to. An interesting letter by the ageing adventurer and commentator reflecting the unstable period of fragile alliances at the beginning of the French Revolution, known as ‘the reign of diplomacy’, with Russia seeking to replace its French ally, now paralysed by increasing political turmoil. Addressed to ‘Eccellenza mio Vener[abilissi]mo Padrone’, signed ‘Casanova’, the writer demonstrates continued, lively interest in world affairs and diplomacy at the highest level. Casanova had maintained his many aristocratic contacts since acting as librarian to the imperial chamberlain, Count Joseph Karl von Waldstein, at Dux Castle in northern Bohemia, where he remained in close and easy reach of the Saxon capital Dresden, and wrote his memoirs (Histoire de ma Vie). Casanova says he had lunch with Prince Beloselsky(1), (the influential Russian ambassador to Saxony), who handed him his benefactor’s letter with news of the arrival of Pietro Grimani, the new Venetian minister to Dresden. Casanova is keen to demonstrate to Grimani that he remains a Venetian at heart, and that he wants to express his gratitude to the latter’s uncle the State Inquisitor, Francesco Grimani, for having allowed him to return to Venice 16 years’ earlier. Casanova begs Collalto to inform Pietro Grimani that he would like to assist him during his stay in Dresden. He praises Collalto’s excellent health hoping that this is not the result of treatment by fashionable animal magnetism, but because of taking the waters at Elba, preferred by Casanova with the weather improvi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Hünersdorff Rare Books ABA ILAB [London, United Kingdom]
2018-04-16 23:42:21
MONTJOIE, (F.L.C. VENTRE DE LA TOULOUBRE, DIT GALART DE.)
A Paris, De l'Imprimerie de Crapart (vol. II: De l'Imprimerie de l'Ami du Roi; vol III & IV: De l'Imprimerie de l'Ami du Roi & Chez Gattey, vol V: Chez Gattey), 1791-1792. 5 parts in 1 volume. x, 150 pp.; (4), 156 pp.; (4), 156 pp.; (4), 156 pp.; (4), 148 pp. 4to. Modern half red morocco, marbled boards, gilt lettering, top edge gilt. Martin & Walter 25019; Tourneux 10520; Catalogue Pochet-Deroche 1392; Hatin, p. 160; not in Monglond. First edition. Montjoie published the journal Ami du Roi but felt that the events preceding the revolution were largely ignored in that journal. He therefore published the present work which was intended to fill 'ce vuide'. It covers the period April 1788-August 1789. These journals were in support of the king, and it was said of the Ami du Roi that the king actually read it and subsidized it. - Very nice copy of a very rare work. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: A. Gerits & Son b.v. [Diemen, Netherlands]
2018-04-16 19:44:04
LOUIS XVI Roi de France. Versailles, 1754 - 1793.
Pièce imprimée et manuscrite signée LOUIS de la main, au trésorier de sa liste civile Tourteau de Septeuil, datée 3 décembre 1791, contresignée LAPORTE. Une page in-folio, sur papier vergé au filigrane J. KOOL orné d'une grande fleur de Lys. Petite déchirure latérale, anciennement restaurée, sans manque et sans atteinte au texte. Au bas du document est écrit à la mine de plomb, mais pratiquement effacé, " Maison de la Reine ". Marie Thérèse Louise de Savoie Carignan, Princesse de LAMBALLE (1749 -1792), Surintendante de la Maison de la Reine MARIE ANTOINETTE depuis 1774, son amie et confidente. Fit parti de la loge maçonnique "La Candeur", élue grande maîtressse de la loge écossaise d'adoption. Victime des massacres de Septembre. Après le 10 aoùt 1792, le Roi et la famille royale seront enfermés au Temple. Un des rares documents signés de sa main à la fin de son règne.
Bookseller: Connaissances et perspectives sarl [France, Saint Luperce]
2018-04-16 19:22:14
Clerk, Jean (John of Eldin). Translated by Daniel Lescallier.
Paris, Firmin Didot, Dezauches, Bossange, Baudelot et Eberhart; Amsterdam, D. J. Changuion & Gabriel Dufour, 1791-96. Four parts in two volumes, bound in one. Crown quarto (290 x 215mm). With a total of 38 folding engraved plates with multiple images to each, totalling 156 images. Vol. I, Part I: Pp. viii, 157, (2) Errata (verso blank). Plus 22 folding plates, numbered I-XXII; Volume II, Parts II-IV: Pp. vii, (i) Errata, 128. Plus 16 folding plates, numbered XXIII-XXXVI including XXVII bis and XXVIII bis. With Supplements and Observations. Engraved device to title, woodcut head- and tail-pieces. Half-title present. Hardcover, bound in contemporary plain blue paper-covered boards, rubbed and chipped in places, floral shelf label to spine, few sporadic institutional stamps. In fine condition, preserved in the original state, wide-margined, untrimmed. Excellent copy practically unused, still entirely unopened. ~ First French edition. Very rare. OCLC locates only 3 copies worldwide: UCLA; Delaware; Bibliothèque nationale de France. One copy, that in Conservatoire national des arts et métiers, is incomplete, comprising of Vol. 1 only. We located another copy, that in Hagley Museum. All 4 located copies are rebound and trimmed to 26 cm or less, as opposed to the present copy which is in the original size of 29 cm, untrimmed, undoctored and in first binding. ~ The English "An essay on naval tactics, systematical and historical, with explanatory plates, in four parts" first appeared in 1790 and went through 13 editions until 1827, which are held now by 52 institutional libraries wo … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librarium [NL]
2018-04-16 16:55:43
Imprimerie du Père Duchesne. In-16 de 83 pp., frontispice gravé, maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées (reliure XIXe signée Van Roosbroek). Frontispice gravé représentant le Père Duchesne lisant aux astres. Almanach de 1791 contenant la liste d'une grande partie des Citoyens jean-foutres actifs, éligibles et Volontaires bleus, et d'une certaine quantité de foutues coquines de la Capitale ; quelques énigmes de ma façon ; Des variétés et des avis divers qui ne sont foutre pas à dédaigner ; Enfin, des Prophéties pour les douze mois de l'Année. Grand-Carteret, n°1012.
Bookseller: Libraire Bonnefoi Livres Anciens [FR]
2018-04-15 21:13:18
CANCRIN, Franz Ludwig von
Two engraved plates. 80 pp. 8vo, cont. boards (spine a little soiled), spine gilt, red leather lettering piece on spine. Frankfurt am Main: Hermann, 1791. First edition and rare. Cancrin (1738-1812), was an engineer and high government official, both in Germany and in Russia, where he was recruited by Catherine the Great to manage the Staraya Russa saltworks. "Despite the press of his civil offices, Cancrin found time (1773-1791) to write an encyclopedic work in twenty-one volumes that covered all aspects of the mining of metals and salt - including mineralogy, assaying, mathematics, and mechanics. This work brought him a European reputation."-D.S.B., III, pp. 41-42. This is one of Cancrin's numerous separate works. It describes newly invented apparatus and procedures used to manufacture potash, which was used in bleaching textiles, making glass and soap, as a baking aid, and as a fertilizer. The finely engraved plates depict the furnaces and leaching pots. Fine copy. Old stamp on verso of title of the "Kaiser-Wilhelm-Bibliothek Posen" with release stamp and their bookplate. ? Poggendorff, I, 370. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller Inc. [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2018-04-13 05:55:07
CANCRIN, Franz Ludwig von
Two engraved plates. 80 pp. 8vo, cont. boards (spine a little soiled), spine gilt, red leather lettering piece on spine. Frankfurt am Main: Hermann, 1791. First edition and rare. Cancrin (1738-1812), was an engineer and high government official, both in Germany and in Russia, where he was recruited by Catherine the Great to manage the Staraya Russa saltworks. "Despite the press of his civil offices, Cancrin found time (1773-1791) to write an encyclopedic work in twenty-one volumes that covered all aspects of the mining of metals and salt - including mineralogy, assaying, mathematics, and mechanics. This work brought him a European reputation."-D.S.B., III, pp. 41-42. This is one of Cancrin's numerous separate works. It describes newly invented apparatus and procedures used to manufacture potash, which was used in bleaching textiles, making glass and soap, as a baking aid, and as a fertilizer. The finely engraved plates depict the furnaces and leaching pots. Fine copy. Old stamp on verso of title of the "Kaiser-Wilhelm-Bibliothek Posen" with release stamp and their bookplate. ❧ Poggendorff, I, 370.
Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc. [US]
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2018-04-10 09:03:47
NOSTRADAMUS (Michel)
à Avignon, ches les frères Garrigan, 1791, in 12, de 144pp., demi-basane bleu XIXe, dos lisse à filets dorés, bon exemplaire. Intéressante édition imprimée en Avignon. Cette édition comprend la préface dédiée à son fils César, la lettre à Henri II, les centuries I à V complètes, les 99 premiers quatrains de la VIe centurie, plus le quatrain latin, les 42 premiers quatrains de la VIIe centurie, les centuries VIII à X complètes. ¶ Chomarat 377 (signale seulement 3ex. dans les Bibliothèques : Grenoble, Lyon & Pau) - Benazra p.334 (Bibl. d'Auch & Pau) - Dorbon n°3269.
Bookseller: L'intersigne Livres anciens [France]
2018-04-09 14:17:30
LEFRANC (Abbé)]
S.l. [Paris, Vve Valade], 1791. demi-basane époque, étiquette au dos, plats papier bleu, cachet et petite restauration au titre, bon exemplaire. Edition originale très rare, non citée par Caillet et qui manque à Dorbon. Témoignage de première main contenant l'exposé de l'histoire de la franc-maçonnerie, des sociétés secrètes, illuminés, Martinistes etc. L'auteur fut massacré pendant les journées de sept. 1792. Fesch col. 831 - Cat. maç. Bibl. de Lyon, Suppl. fonds jésuites n°65 "Défourneaux 175, indique que cet ouvrage fut imprimé qu'à 1000 exemplaires" - Wolfstieg 6362. in 8°, de 168pp., [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: L'intersigne Livres anciens [Saint Xandre - La Rochelle, --, France]
2018-04-07 05:20:53
COXE William
1791Paris, Volland, 1791. Complet 2 tomes en 1 vol.: 12,5 x 20 cm. [4]-282-[1]-ii-276 p.- [3] pl. grav. Traduit de l'anglais. Nouvelle édition abrégée de l'originale en français de 1786. Avec 2 cartes dépliantes (Norvège méridionale et canal du lac Sodra) et 1 schéma à pleine page d'un appareil pour geler le mercure. Reliure de l'époque en demi-basane à petits coins. Plats recouverts de papier moucheté beige. Dos lisse à filets dorés, pièce de titre de cuir orangé, pièce de tomaison ovale de cuir gris. Quelques feuillets brunis, sinon ouvrage en très bon état général. Ce nouveau voyage au nord de l'Europe ne traite que du Danemark, de la Suède et de la Russie Langue
Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers [Switzerland, Lausanne]
2018-04-06 20:28:04
Wollstonecraft, Mary
London: Johnson, 1791. Revised text, the first edition with the author's name on the title page. Bound in contemporary calf, hinges tender, spine chipped and worn at the extremities, a good copy. This was issued both with and without the plates. This has no illustrations. 8vo, pp. 177 + iv. Some foxing and staining to the title-page and preliminary leaf; and the ads in the rear. With the ownership bookplate of Author Joseph Strutt (1749-1802) who was also an artist and engraver and influence on William Blake. Issued without a half title, Windle p. 9. Todd 3. Based on her experiences as a governess to the Countess of Mountcashell in the 1780's, Wollstonecraft uses the voice of a wise Mrs. Mason to teach two spoiled girls "the importance of telling the truth, the folly of personal vanity, and the need to be kind to others"[St. Clair p. 281]. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Second Life Books Inc. [U.S.A.]
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2018-04-04 16:40:21
LABILLARDIERE, J.J. DE.
Parisiis, impensis auctoris, 1791-1812. 5 parts (bound in 1). 4to. pp. 22, 18, 16, 16, 16, with 50 engraved plates, of which a number by Pierre Joseph Redouté. Contemporary green wrappers. The rarest of the 3 iconographies published by Labillardière. The 5 parts were published over a period of 21 years, hence complete copies are rare. There was an interval of 18 years between parts 2 and 3. The publication was interrupted when Labillardière was invited to join the expedition that was to be sent out in search of La Pérouse. After he had published his principal works on this expedition, the 'Rélation' of 1800 and 'Novae Hollandiae plantarum specimen' of 1804 and 1805, the publication of the present work was continued. The first botanical exploration of Ottoman Syria was made by Leonard Rauwolf, and his 'Aigentliche Beschreibung der Raiss inn die Morgenländer' was published in 1582. Botanical exploration of Turkish Syria was hampered by the fact that the countries (Ottoman Syria contained the general region of present Syria, Lebanon, and parts of Jordan and Palestine) were not very secure.Labillardière obtained the services of some of the best botanical artists of all times to illustrate his 'Icones': Redouté, Poiteau and Turpin. A number of drawings are also by Pierre Joseph Redouté's less known brother Henri Joseph Redouté. A fine uncut copy, with the library stamp on title page of Hüsnü Demiriz, Professor of Botany of the University of Istanbul.Junk Rara, 218; MacPhail. Cat. Redouteana 64; Nissen BBI, 1115; Stafleu & Cowan 4069. See also Stafleu's introductory note to the r … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk [Amsterdam, Netherlands]
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2018-04-04 16:40:13
LABILLARDIERE, J.J. DE.
Parisiis, impensis auctoris, 1791-1812. 5 parts (bound in 1). 4to. pp. 22, 18, 16, 16, 16, with 50 engraved plates, of which a number by Pierre Joseph Redouté. Contemporary green wrappers. The rarest of the 3 iconographies published by Labillardière. The 5 parts were published over a period of 21 years, hence complete copies are rare. There was an interval of 18 years between parts 2 and 3. The publication was interrupted when Labillardière was invited to join the expedition that was to be sent out in search of La Pérouse. After he had published his principal works on this expedition, the 'Rélation' of 1800 and 'Novae Hollandiae plantarum specimen' of 1804 and 1805, the publication of the present work was continued. The first botanical exploration of Ottoman Syria was made by Leonard Rauwolf, and his 'Aigentliche Beschreibung der Raiss inn die Morgenländer' was published in 1582. Botanical exploration of Turkish Syria was hampered by the fact that the countries (Ottoman Syria contained the general region of present Syria, Lebanon, and parts of Jordan and Palestine) were not very secure.Labillardière obtained the services of some of the best botanical artists of all times to illustrate his 'Icones': Redouté, Poiteau and Turpin. A number of drawings are also by Pierre Joseph Redouté's less known brother Henri Joseph Redouté. A fine uncut copy, with the library stamp on title page of Hüsnü Demiriz, Professor of Botany of the University of Istanbul.Junk Rara, 218; MacPhail. Cat. Redouteana 64; Nissen BBI, 1115; Stafleu & Cowan 4069. See also Stafleu's introductory note to the r … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk [Amsterdam, Netherlands]
2018-04-03 20:41:17
Mouradgea d'Ohsson, Ignace].
[Paris], Charles-Nicolas & Joseph Varin, 1791. Large folded engraving, from a single copper plate, 887 x 458 mm. Captioned in Arabic only, image unobscured by numbers, no key. Framed (106:63 cm). Considered unobtainable: the large-scale engraving of the earliest view of Mecca, the press run of which was thought to have perished in a fire. The engraving was commissioned by the orientalist and diplomat Mouradgea d'Ohsson. Of Armenian extraction but born in Pera, on the European side of Istanbul, Mouradgea was fluent in Arabic and Turkish. He rose in the Swedish foreign service at the Ottoman Porte and was made minister plenipotentiary in 1782 before moving to Paris in 1784, where he was to publish his grand account of the Ottoman Empire. In the second volume of this magnum opus, "Tableau général de l'empire othoman" (1787-90; a posthumous third volume would follow in 1820), Mouradgea had included a double-page view of Mecca, drawn after his instructions by L. N. de Lespinasse and engraved by Berthault: a fine bird's-eye view of the Haram of Mekka and its environs during the Hajj. A year later, in 1791, he had a significantly larger version of the same view engraved by the brothers Charles-Nicolas and Joseph Varin, just before returning to the Swedish embassy in Turkey after the Revolution had made his position in Paris untenable. Although in Constantinople he is reported to have sold prints of the same to Muslim pilgrims and Christian travellers (cf. Hunglinger [1804], p. VI), today no copies of the Varin view can be traced in libraries, museums, or private collections: as th … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH [Vienna, A, Austria]
2018-04-03 10:03:26
MOROZZO GIUSEPPE.
Nella Stamperia Giunchiana,, In Roma, 1791. Cm. 31, pp. (8) lix (1). Graziosa vignetta incisa in rame al frontespizio ed in fine la grande carta più volte ripiegata, incisa da Cassini e raffigurante il territorio descritto nel titolo. Solida legatura coeva in piena pelle marmorizzata, dorso liscio con titoli e fregi in oro, piatti inquadrati da cornice dorata. Controguardie e tagli marmorizzati. Esemplare fresco e genuino, in ottimo stato di conservazione, la carta non presenta difetti. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense [riva del garda, Italy]
2018-03-31 21:42:05
Johnson, Samuel), By James Boswell
Printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, London, 1791. Two volumes. First edition, first state with "gve" p.135, Volume I. Quarto (4to), full-leather boards sympathetically recased with original contemporaneous mottled calf laid down over boards; new leather spines with gilt-lettered black leather title and volume labels and gilt rule. Text blocks appear to have been trimmed approximately 1/8" on tops, bottoms and fore edges, Engraved portrait of Johnson after Sir Joshua Reynolds in Volume I and two engraved plates in Volume II, as called for. Foxing to plates and opposing pages, otherwise both volumes are quite clean, Housed in custom half-morocco slipcase and chemise. BOSWELL'S JOHNSON, THE MOST CELEBRATED BIOGRAPHY IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Quill & Brush, member ABAA [Middletown, MD, U.S.A.]
2018-03-31 01:33:12
Lobera Luca
per Gioanni Andrea Rossi, 1791. In-4° (276x205mm), pp. (4), 159, (1) di imprimatur, legatura novecentesca m. pergamena e angoli con titolo in oro su tassello rosso e fiorellini in oro su dorso a falsi nervi. Numerose iscrizioni latine n.t. Marginalia antichi ad alcune pp. Ottimo stato. Edizione originale e unica, assai rara. L'autore era Priore di San Pietro in Mondovì; la presente è la sua sola opera a stampa. Lozzi, I, 2858, note. Italiano
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Galleria Gilibert [IT]
2018-03-29 19:31:36
WERNER, Abraham Gottlob
xxxx, 256 pp. 8vo, cont. paste-paper boards (minor foxing), uncut. Freiberg: Gerlach, 1791. First edition. This work by Werner, who is known as the father of historical geology, describes his "theory of the origin of ore deposits which would be consistent with his general theory of the origin of the earth's crust.Many of its elements were of lasting value. Werner formulated basic questions about the origin and history of veins and their contents, established criteria for determining the relative age of veins and vein materials, and presented a comparative study of the structure of veins and rock masses.Perhaps the most important contribution of Von den Entstehung der Gänge, however, was that it made the study of vein formation an integral part of historical geology."D.S.B., XIV, pp. 262-63. Fine copy. Hoover 878. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller Inc. [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2018-03-25 06:36:10
Darwin, Eresmus
Printed for J. Johnson, London, 1791. First and second editions bound in full spotted calf with gilt single line decoration around board edges. Gilt decorative spine with red title label in second compartment and raised bands. Original hand-sewn end bands. Contemporary binding with leather worn away at the external joints and some loss at head of spine but boards are holding well from the three slips and the original marbled paste-downs. Good un-restored condition with a small loss of leather to the front board and a small area of loss at the top of page 83, not affecting text. A little offsetting from the frontis to the title page and light foxing to a few pages but all plates present and in very good clean condition.Light foxing to a few pages. The second part was published before the first in 1790. Pp. xii, 214, 126, [6], xi, [1], 202. 5 plates in Part I including the frontis, 4 plates of the Portland vase as called for in 'instructions to the binder', plus 1 other in Additional Notes. More photographs available on request. 10 plates in part II including the frontis making a total of 20 plates including 2 as frontis plates. Heavy book which may incur additional postal charge at cost. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Old Books and Maps [Norwich, NOR, United Kingdom]
2018-03-25 04:41:16
MERIGOT.-
P., Desenne, Gattey, Guyot, et Chantilly, Hédouin, 1791, in 8° relié plein veau ancien, dos lisse orné de triples filets dorés (ors très fanés), étiquette maroquin rouge, 4 feuillets non chiffrés (titre - Préface) - 60 pages ; grandes marges ; 1 plan dépliant et 20 gravures hors-texte, chacune accompagnée de sa serpente ; des rousseurs ; petits frottis, coiffe inférieure usée et infimes défauts, coins émoussés. Bel exemplaire de ce rarissime ouvrage, illustré d'un "Plan de Chantilly" dépliant et de 20 planches dessinées et gravées à la manière noire par MERIGOT Fils (Cohen, 704).PHOTOS sur DEMANDE. Photos sur DemandePORT GRATUIT pour la FRANCE
Bookseller: Librairie Ancienne Le Bouquiniste [SAINT-ETIENNE, France]
2018-03-18 17:15:43
FROULLE JACQUES FRANCOIS
Froullé Libraire, quais des Augustins, Paris 1791. 108 fascioli rilegati in 2 voll. in 8o, pp. tot. 1040+176, mz. pelle coeva con tassello al dorso, tagli spruzzati. Giornale quotidiano curato dall'editore realista J.F. Froullé, condannato a morte con Thomas Levigneur per aver pubblicato un opuscolo controrivoluzionario sulla morte di Louis XVI fu ghigliottinato il 4 marzo 1794. Dal N. 1 del 1 gennaio 1791 al N. 108 del 18 aprile 1791. RARISSIMO. Minimi difetti alle cerniere (7118/ FROULLE - RIVOLUZIONE FRANCESE - GIORNALISMO - REVOLUTION FRANCAISE)
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2018-03-18 07:33:13
[United States Senate]
Philadelphia: John Fenno, 1791. 203pp. Folio. Modern three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather labels. Lightly foxed. Ownership signature of James Hillhouse (1754-1832), a New Haven lawyer and politician who served as a U.S. Congressman and later Senator. Very good. The journal of the Senate recorded during the third session of the first Congress and including its response to a State of the Union address by Washington detailing issues with public credit and the northwest frontier; sundry acts authorizing the President to discharge foreign debts; and "An Act Declaring the Consent of Congress, that a New State be Formed within the Jurisdiction of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Admitted into this Union by the name of the State of Kentucky." In all, many important issues were settled in the discussions recorded here, and many significant events in the nation's history are treated in depth. NAIP w020589. EVANS 23901.
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2018-03-18 07:33:12
[United States Laws - First Congress]
[Philadelphia, 1791. Small folio broadside. Dbd. Near fine. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. "Approved, March the third, 1791." This rare official printing of a law passed by the third session of the First Congress amends the law passed in the second session creating the District of Columbia. It allows the President to adjust the position of the District along the Potomac, and so set its final position. The law allowed Washington to move the district slightly downstream, so as to include Alexandria and "a convenient part of the Eastern Branch." This had the net effect of including more Virginia land, but the act specifies that all public buildings had to stay on the Maryland side. Signed in print by Speaker of the House Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, John Adams, and George Washington. NAIP and OCLC together record four copies, at the American Antiquarian Society, the Massachusetts Historical Society, the New York Public Library, and the Library of Congress. EVANS 23869. NAIP w014409.
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2018-03-17 16:38:29
MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus 1756-1791
Oblong quarto (ca. 23.3 x 31.8 cm). Unbound. 6 pages, consisting of a bifolium and a single leaf of 12-stave musical manuscript paper with watermark of three moons and the initials "VA" ("AV") beneath a crown (Tyson watermark 95). With autograph title "La Bataille" boldly written at head. Notated in brown ink on one 8-stave system per page. Foliated in ink "1" - "3." Uncut and with original deckled edges. Housed in a matching custom-made quarter dark brown morocco and linen archival clamshell box with leather label titled in gilt to upper. Scored for two violins, flageolet ("flauto piccolo"), two clarinets, bassoon, trumpet, tenor drum ("trommel"), violoncello and double bass ("bassi"). With occasional autograph corrections, deletions and revisions including an 8-bar addition to the "Marcia turca" and autograph superscripts marking the different sections of the work: "[Parte"] 1ma [bb.1-16]... [Parte] 2da [bb. 17-32]... [Parte] 3za [bb. 33-48]... [Parte] 4ta [bb. 49-63]... Marcia turca [bb. 64-86]." With additional modern foliation in pencil and several manuscript annotations in both ink and pencil including an attestation of authenticity to upper right-hand corner by George Nikolaus von Nissen ("Von Mozart und seiner Handschrift"), incorrectly dated "1791" in the hand of Johann Anton André; "No 8" to upper left-hand corner in the hand of the so-called "Grauer Schreiber," who participated in the ordering of Mozart's estate; "gestochen" (printed) in another hand; and the pencilled number "74" to right-hand margin (corresponding to the position of the work in Mozart's own the … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS [USA]
2018-03-15 12:03:58
Marsillac, Jean de
Paris: De l'imprimerie du Cercle Social, 1791. Two volumes bound in one. 264; 294pp. Contemporary mottled cat's paw calf, gilt tooled spine and label, edges stained red. Minor rubbing to corners. Contemporary ink stamp of L'imprimerie du Cercle Social on titlepage. Text bright and clean. Fine. An early life of William Penn by a leading French Quaker who lived for several years in the U.S. Never published in English, Howes notes a German translation published in Strasbourg in 1798. HOWES M323. SABIN 44820. FAY, pp.28-29. ECHEVERRIA & WILKIE 791/56.
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]
2018-03-15 12:03:57
Brissot de Warville, Jacques Pierre
Chez Buisson, Paris. Two volumes. xl,275; [4],317pp. Half titles. Original wrappers, printed paper spine labels. Spines and spine labels chipped, else near fine, untrimmed and unopened. A very rare, largely unknown edition of Brissot de Warville's account, published the same year as the regular first edition, but here printed in much smaller type and on far fewer pages than the three-volume Buisson edition of 1791. The date on the titlepages here notes that it was published in 1791, and this two-volume edition may in fact pre-date the regular three volume edition. The present printing is not noted by Howes, Clark, Vail, or Monaghan, who all go to great lengths to list the various printings of Brissot's work, nor is it listed on OCLC. The third volume, not present here, is devoted to the French Revolution. Brissot de Warville's travels in America are narrated in these two volumes only. A leading Revolutionary and a driving force in the Girondist party, Brissot de Warville died in the Terror. This narrative, an account of a trip made just before the Revolution, is an important work by one who had come "to study men who had just acquired their liberty." He travelled south from Boston as far as Virginia, where he visited with Washington for three days, and he makes some interesting observations on Mount Vernon. He also had a political dinner with James Madison. A classic travel narrative which was widely translated and read. HOWES B784. CLARK II:80. VAIL 862. MONAGHAN 296. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]
2018-03-15 06:04:03
[United States Laws - First Congress]
[Philadelphia, 1791. Small folio broadside. Dbd. Very good. Rare official printing of a law passed by the third session of the First Congress, calling for an estimate to be made of available federal lands not held by Indians or granted to citizens of the United States both southwest and northwest of the Ohio River. Four copies are located. EVANS 23882.
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2018-03-14 06:08:42
Walpole, Horace
Printed by Bodoni, for J. Edwards, Bookseller of London, Parma. First Parma edition ("Sixth edition"), one of 300 copies on paper. Engraved frontispiece by Barlow after Reveley (state C). [vi], xxxii, 245 pp. 8vo. Bodoni Otranto in a Lewis Binding. The first Parma Bodoni edition of Walpole's seminal Gothic novel, first published in 1764, here in a fine Charles Lewis binding. This edition was financed by Edwards and published with Walpole's approval in 300 copies on paper and 5 on vellum. The title-page is in second state, with the imprint reading "Printed by Bodoni, for J. Edwards, Bookseller of London" and with numerous cancels correcting errors in the first printing, many arising from the printer's unfamiliarity with English. "The original printing (November 1790) was so inaccurate that publication was delayed until October 1791 to allow time for corrections regarded by Walpole as essential" (Rothschild). The frontispiece, engraved by Barlow after a drawing of the castle of Otranto by Reveley, is in Hazen's State C, with clouds, two figures in the foreground, and caption. This "sixth edition" not to be confused with the London sixth edition published the same year. ESTC T131070; Hazen, pp. 56-63. Rothschild, 2492. Provenance: Archibald Acheson, 3rd Earl of Gosford ("Vigilantibus" bookplate) Full red morocco, covers with double gilt-ruled borders, spine ruled and lettered in gilt, gilt-rolled board edges, marbled endpapers, a.e.g., by Charles Lewis (his stamp on front free endpaper verso) Engraved frontispiece by Barlow after Reveley (state C). [vi], xxxii, 245 pp. 8vo Fir … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-03-14 00:15:06
SMITH, Adam.
London: A. Strahan & T. Cadell [and] W. Beech & J. Bell & Co., Edinburgh, 1791-2. London: A. Strahan & T. Cadell [and] W. Beech & J. Bell & Co., Edinburgh,, 1791-2. [together with] The Theory of Moral Sentiments. Together 5 volumes, octavo (211 x 125 mm). Near-uniformly bound in contemporary tree calf, red, green and black morocco labels to spines lettered in gilt, spines numbered in gilt in Roman numerals for Wealth of Nations and Arabic numerals for Theory of Modern Sentiments, spines gilt to compartments with variant ornaments between the works, yellow endpapers. Very minor rubbing to extremities and covers, very light abrasion to a few labels. Wealth of Nations bound without half-titles. Occasional minor foxing, a few pages lightly creased, vol. I of Moral Sentiments with short closed tear and light abrasion to front endpaper and with a minor paper fault to p. 273. Overall a highly attractive set. Sixth edition of Wealth of Nations, seventh edition of Theory of Moral Sentiments. This handsome set, bringing together Smith's two most important works, has a pleasing provenance, with the bookplates of the leading German Neo-Kantian philosopher Heinrich Rickert (1863-1936). The Wealth of Nations, the foundation text of Classical Economics, was first published in 1776. The third edition of 1784 split the work from two volumes to three, and extensively revised the text. This new format and text was maintained with little alteration through the fourth, fifth, and present sixth editions. The Theory of Moral Sentiments, first published in 1759, had established Smith's reputati … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-03-11 09:11:05
Walpole, Horace
Printed by Bodoni, for J. Edwards, Bookseller of London, Parma. First Parma edition ("Sixth edition"), one of 300 copies on paper. Engraved frontispiece by Barlow after Reveley (state C). [vi], xxxii, 245 pp. 8vo. Bodoni Otranto in a Lewis Binding. The first Parma Bodoni edition of Walpole's seminal Gothic novel, first published in 1764, here in a fine Charles Lewis binding. This edition was financed by Edwards and published with Walpole's approval in 300 copies on paper and 5 on vellum. The title-page is in second state, with the imprint reading "Printed by Bodoni, for J. Edwards, Bookseller of London" and with numerous cancels correcting errors in the first printing, many arising from the printer's unfamiliarity with English. "The original printing (November 1790) was so inaccurate that publication was delayed until October 1791 to allow time for corrections regarded by Walpole as essential" (Rothschild). The frontispiece, engraved by Barlow after a drawing of the castle of Otranto by Reveley, is in Hazen's State C, with clouds, two figures in the foreground, and caption. This "sixth edition" not to be confused with the London sixth edition published the same year. ESTC T131070; Hazen, pp. 56-63. Rothschild, 2492. Provenance: Archibald Acheson, 3rd Earl of Gosford ("Vigilantibus" bookplate) Full red morocco, covers with double gilt-ruled borders, spine ruled and lettered in gilt, gilt-rolled board edges, marbled endpapers, a.e.g., by Charles Lewis (his stamp on front free endpaper verso) Engraved frontispiece by Barlow after Reveley (state C). [vi], xxxii, 245 pp. 8vo Fir … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-03-11 09:09:05
Walpole, Horace
Printed by Bodoni, for J. Edwards, Bookseller of London, Parma. First Parma edition ("Sixth edition"), one of 300 copies on paper. Engraved frontispiece by Barlow after Reveley (state C). [vi], xxxii, 245 pp. 8vo. Bodoni Otranto in a Lewis Binding. The first Parma Bodoni edition of Walpole's seminal Gothic novel, first published in 1764, here in a fine Charles Lewis binding. This edition was financed by Edwards and published with Walpole's approval in 300 copies on paper and 5 on vellum. The title-page is in second state, with the imprint reading "Printed by Bodoni, for J. Edwards, Bookseller of London" and with numerous cancels correcting errors in the first printing, many arising from the printer's unfamiliarity with English. "The original printing (November 1790) was so inaccurate that publication was delayed until October 1791 to allow time for corrections regarded by Walpole as essential" (Rothschild). The frontispiece, engraved by Barlow after a drawing of the castle of Otranto by Reveley, is in Hazen's State C, with clouds, two figures in the foreground, and caption. This "sixth edition" not to be confused with the London sixth edition published the same year. ESTC T131070; Hazen, pp. 56-63. Rothschild, 2492. Provenance: Archibald Acheson, 3rd Earl of Gosford ("Vigilantibus" bookplate) Full red morocco, covers with double gilt-ruled borders, spine ruled and lettered in gilt, gilt-rolled board edges, marbled endpapers, a.e.g., by Charles Lewis (his stamp on front free endpaper verso) Engraved frontispiece by Barlow after Reveley (state C). [vi], xxxii, 245 pp. 8vo Fir … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-03-11 08:03:55
HARVARD COLLEGE
Boston, Massachusetts, 1791. No binding. Very Good. Broadside. List of Graduating Students and Theses for Disputation. Boston, Massachusetts: Samuel Hall, 1791. 1 p., 18 x 22 in. Interesting broadside in Latin issued for Harvard University's 1791 commencement lists Latinized names of 27 graduating students. Among the graduates are New Hampshire Justice John Harris (1769-1845); U.S. Representative Thomas Rice (1768-1854); and Henry Dana Ward (1768-1817), youngest son of General Artemas Ward (1727-1800), who initially commanded the patriot army around Boston in 1775. Historical BackgroundThe Theses broadsides display propositions and questions respectively, used in the Commencement tradition of public student disputation which began at Harvard College in 1642. The practice was instituted under the leadership of President Henry Dunster (president from 1640-1654) within a larger effort to model the college after European universities.Behind the printed broadsides was a multi-stage process that involved both students and faculty. The Latin theses were academic statements created by the graduating students to reflect the scope of their undergraduate study. The Theses fit within a curriculum that emphasized public discourse and syllogistic debate and ranged between approximately 50 and 250 propositions in most years. This broadside includes theses in technology, grammar, rhetoric, logic, metaphysics, ethics, theology, politics, mathematics, and physics.Printed at the expense of the graduating class, the Theses were posted in advance, and graduates were expected to be able to def … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-03-10 23:57:01
Almanach -
Paris, Janet s.d. (1791). 12° (11 x 6,5 cm). Kol. illustr. Titel, 24, 46 S., [13] w. Bl., [6] Bl. mit 11 (statt 12 ?) kol. Kupfertafeln u. 4 S. Musikbeilagen. Weinroter Maroquin-Ldr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rückenschild, Rücken-, Deckel- u. Kantenverg. mit dünnem Bleistift in Lederhülsen u. Goldschnitt. Wohl einziger Jahrgang des seltenen schön ausgestatteten Almanachs, hier in der kolorierten Luxusausgabe. - Teils auf bläuliches Papier gedruckt. - Schönes dekorativ gebundenes Exemplar. Sprache: französisch. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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2018-03-10 11:20:21
Walpole, Horace
Parma: Printed by Bodoni, for J. Edwards, Bookseller of London, 1791. First Parma edition ("Sixth edition"), one of 300 copies on paper. Engraved frontispiece by Barlow after Reveley (state C). [vi], xxxii, 245 pp. 8vo. Full red morocco, covers with double gilt-ruled borders, spine ruled and lettered in gilt, gilt-rolled board edges, marbled endpapers, a.e.g., by Charles Lewis (his stamp on front free endpaper verso). First Parma edition ("Sixth edition"), one of 300 copies on paper. Engraved frontispiece by Barlow after Reveley (state C). [vi], xxxii, 245 pp. 8vo. Bodoni Otranto in a Lewis Binding. The first Parma Bodoni edition of Walpole's seminal Gothic novel, first published in 1764, here in a fine Charles Lewis binding. This edition was financed by Edwards and published with Walpole's approval in 300 copies on paper and 5 on vellum. The title-page is in second state, with the imprint reading "Printed by Bodoni, for J. Edwards, Bookseller of London" and with numerous cancels correcting errors in the first printing, many arising from the printer's unfamiliarity with English. "The original printing (November 1790) was so inaccurate that publication was delayed until October 1791 to allow time for corrections regarded by Walpole as essential" (Rothschild). The frontispiece, engraved by Barlow after a drawing of the castle of Otranto by Reveley, is in Hazen's State C, with clouds, two figures in the foreground, and caption. This "sixth edition" not to be confused with the London sixth edition published the same year. ESTC T131070; Hazen, pp. 56-63. Rothschild, 2492. Prov … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-03-09 20:36:10
TORINO - AGRICOLTURA
1791. Torino, Briolo (poi Stamperia Reale, poi Stamperia Dipartimentale, poi Chirio e Mina), 1791-1838. Complessivi 26 volumetti in-16° e in-8°, numero di pp. variabile, di ca. pp. 120 ciascuno (salvo il primo anno, di 240 pp.); le prime 5 annate in leg. piena pelle coeva con tasselli ai dorsi e titoli in oro, i restanti volumi in brossura originale. Buoni es., per buona parte intonsi. (10226) Raccolta significativa, anche se non completa, del Calendario Reale Georgico, che uscì con frequenza annuale, salvo alcune interruzioni a cavallo del periodo rivoluzionario e napoleonico dal 1791 al 1839. Esso contribuì capillarmente, insieme con le "Memorie della Società Agraria di Torino", al rinnovamento delle coltivazioni e delle tecniche agrarie in Piemonte. La I Serie uscì dal 1791 al 1798; la II Serie dal 1799 al 1814; la III Serie dal 1820 al 1839. Alla nostra raccolta mancano gli anni: 1785; 1791; 1799-1800; 1805-6; 1812-13; 1833-37; 1839 (ultimo pubblicato), per un totale di 14 annate. Ogni numero si apriva col Calendario, indicante le fasi lunari e i principali eventi astronomici; a seguire articoli monografici, sulla falsariga delle "Memorie della Società Agraria", compilati da illustri membri della Società, dedicati all'economia rurale, alle tecniche agronomiche, alla veterinaria e alla zootecnia, all'allevamento dei bachi da seta, alle malattie del bestiame e delle piante, all'enologia e all'alimentazione. A partire dal 1825 frequente poi è l'inserimento di tavole litografiche ripegate f.t., che denota la diffusione del metodo di illustrazione litografica in campo scient … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libreria Soave [IT]
2018-03-08 07:50:29
HARVARD COLLEGE
Boston, Massachusetts, 1791. No binding. Very Good. Broadside. List of Graduating Students and Theses for Disputation. Boston, Massachusetts: Samuel Hall, 1791. 1 p., 18 x 22 in. Interesting broadside in Latin issued for Harvard University's 1791 commencement lists Latinized names of 27 graduating students. Among the graduates are New Hampshire Justice John Harris (1769-1845); U.S. Representative Thomas Rice (1768-1854); and Henry Dana Ward (1768-1817), youngest son of General Artemas Ward (1727-1800), who initially commanded the patriot army around Boston in 1775. Historical BackgroundThe Theses broadsides display propositions and questions respectively, used in the Commencement tradition of public student disputation which began at Harvard College in 1642. The practice was instituted under the leadership of President Henry Dunster (president from 1640-1654) within a larger effort to model the college after European universities.Behind the printed broadsides was a multi-stage process that involved both students and faculty. The Latin theses were academic statements created by the graduating students to reflect the scope of their undergraduate study. The Theses fit within a curriculum that emphasized public discourse and syllogistic debate and ranged between approximately 50 and 250 propositions in most years. This broadside includes theses in technology, grammar, rhetoric, logic, metaphysics, ethics, theology, politics, mathematics, and physics.Printed at the expense of the graduating class, the Theses were posted in advance, and graduates were expected to be able to def … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-03-08 07:50:26
THOMAS JEFFERSON
Philadelphia, PA, 1791. No binding. Fine. Printed Document Signed as Secretary of State, An Act Declaring the Consent of Congress to a Certain Act of the State of Maryland, February 9, 1791. Signed in print by George Washington as President, Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg as Speaker of the House of Representatives, and John Adams as Vice President, and president of the Senate. [Philadelphia: Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine, 1791], 1 p., 10 x 14 3/4 in. Evans #23851. Unless granted permission by Congress, the Constitution forbade States from collecting duties on imports, exports, or vessel tonnage. This was consistent with Hamilton's plan to fund the federal government. However, Congress regularly granted permission for individual states to levy imposts or duties to be used for the improvement of their harbors and waterways. These permissions were regularly renewed, sometimes for decades. Here, Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson certifies a copy of the Congressional Act that was constitutionally required for individual states to levy tonnage duties. Partial Transcript""Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the consent of Congress be, and is hereby granted and declared to the operation of an act of the General Assembly of Maryland, made and passed at a session begun and held at the city of Annapolis ... inituled, 'An act to empower the wardens of the port of Baltimore to levy and collect the duty therein mentioned,' until the tenth day of January next, and from thence until the end of t … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-03-07 21:16:39
PHYSIQUE AMUSANTE] DECREMPS (Henri).
Bruxelles, Liége, Paris, F. J. Desoer, 1790-1791. Deux tomes en un volume in-8 de 266 et 244 pp., illustré de deux frontispices représentant Jérome Sharp voyageant en habit de chasseur et un portrait de l'auteur, de 18 et 64 figures in-texte et de 2 tableaux dépliants. Rares rousseurs. Cartonnage marbré à la Bradel, tranches mouchetées. Petit manque à la pièce de titre, mouillure au second plat. Célèbre ouvrage de physique amusante avant la Révolution d'Henri Decremps dont le premier volume, La Magie Blanche dévoilée, fut imprimé en 1784 ; un supplément vit le jour en 1785, suivi du Testament de Jérome Sharp en 1786, puis du Codicile en 1788. Henri Decremps, né à Beduer-en-Quercy le 15 avril 1746, décédé en 1826, juriste, mathématicien et licencié en Droit fut attaché à l'Ambassade de France auprès de la Cour d'Angleterre en qualité de secrétaire interprète. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Librairie BERTRAN [ROUEN, France]
2018-03-07 06:14:37
FIRST CONGRESS. THOMAS JEFFERSON
New York, N.Y., 1791. Under the new federal Constitution, the First Congress had the momentous job of creating the laws to govern the various branches of the new government, whether setting up the framework for executive departments such as Treasury and State, establishing its own rules and schedule, or, in this case, creating a federal court system. In its second session (January 4, 1790 through August 12, 1790) Congress passed the Crimes Act, which defined a plethora of federal crimes, punishments, and court procedures. Here in the third session, the Congress provides a schedule of compensation for officers and jurors, as well as a process for scheduling and meeting places for the various federal district courts around the new nation. FIRST CONGRESS. [THOMAS JEFFERSON].Printed Document Signed as Secretary of State. An Act providing compensations for the officers of the Judicial Courts of the United States, and for Jurors and Witnesses, and for other purposes. New York, N.Y., March 3, 1791. Signed in type by George Washington as President, Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg as Speaker of the House of Representatives, and John Adams as Vice President, and president of the Senate. 2 pp., 9 x 15 in.This act from the early days of the federal legal system under the new Constitution shows Congress deciding how to reimburse the participants of the courts. The U.S. Attorney is granted traveling expenses of "ten cents per mile going, and the same allowance for returning."The clerk of the District Court shall receive a salary of five dollars per day; the clerk of … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-03-07 06:14:35
THOMAS JEFFERSON
Philadelphia, PA, 1791. No binding. Fine. Printed Document Signed as Secretary of State, An Act Declaring the Consent of Congress to a Certain Act of the State of Maryland, February 9, 1791. Signed in print by George Washington as President, Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg as Speaker of the House of Representatives, and John Adams as Vice President, and president of the Senate. [Philadelphia: Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine, 1791], 1 p., 10 x 14 3/4 in. Evans #23851. Unless granted permission by Congress, the Constitution forbade States from collecting duties on imports, exports, or vessel tonnage. This was consistent with Hamilton's plan to fund the federal government. However, Congress regularly granted permission for individual states to levy imposts or duties to be used for the improvement of their harbors and waterways. These permissions were regularly renewed, sometimes for decades. Here, Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson certifies a copy of the Congressional Act that was constitutionally required for individual states to levy tonnage duties. Partial Transcript""Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the consent of Congress be, and is hereby granted and declared to the operation of an act of the General Assembly of Maryland, made and passed at a session begun and held at the city of Annapolis ... inituled, 'An act to empower the wardens of the port of Baltimore to levy and collect the duty therein mentioned,' until the tenth day of January next, and from thence until the end of t … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Seth Kaller, Inc. [US]
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2018-03-06 07:32:12
Lafite, [Marie-Elisabeth BouŽe de].
A Lausanne: : Chez Hignou & Comp. Imprim. A. Fischer, Libraire, 1791. A Lausanne: Chez Hignou & Comp. Imprim. A. Fischer, Libraire, 1791 First edition. Later decorative blue boards. . Octavo. Binding extremities lightly rubbed and slight soiling to boards. Contemporary ink inscription on upper front board. Light foxing and light intermittent toning. Leaves in gathering B slightly loose. Bookplate on front pastedown. A very good copy of a rare book, clean and tight. Marie-Elisabeth Lafite (1737-1794), who was born in Hamburg, became the wife of a Hugenot minister from La Haye. She collaborated with her husband to produce the periodical Bibliotheque des sciences et des beaux arts. She also wrote several books on education, including Nouvelle Idee Sur L'Education, strongly influenced by Madame de Genlis. The work is divided into several sections, including seven didactic dialogues between two girls, Pauline and Sophie, and their mother Madame de Sainval; each dialogue is followed by a series of questions relating to the informational content of the dialogues and their corresponding correct answers.
Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson Books, A.B.A.A. [Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.]
2018-03-04 05:36:53
Darwin, Erasmus]
J. Johnson, 1791. 2 volumes; original calf with gilt blindstamping. all plates present. all hinges repaired. spines cracked, leather peeling a bit on spines, edges & corners. light foxing. previous owner's notes on front endpapers of vol. 1; slight bleedthrough from a few plates; due to the size of this item, additional shipping charges may apply. leather_bound. Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Munster & Company [Corvallis, OR, U.S.A.]
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