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2018-09-25 20:55:40
Thomas Williams
London: 1791. If viewing on a mobile device please view the "Item Description" under "About this Item" to see all images and descriptionLouis88Books.
Bookseller: Louis'88Books [Andover, GB]
2018-09-24 14:13:02
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]
2018-09-20 21:31:54
LEONTIOS; SAINT GREGORY, BISHOP OF AGRIGENTO & Stefano Antonio MORCELLI (1737-1822) (editor).
Excudebant Fratres Coletii, 1791. At head of title, in Greek: [Tou en Hagiois Patros H?m?n Gr?goriou Episkopou Agrigentou Ex?g?se?s eis ton Ekkl?siast?n logoi deka]. Tall 4to. [ii], cxxvii, [1], 335, [1] pp. Portrait frontispiece of Gregory, tailpieces, indices; occasional light foxing to final leaves. Printed in parallel columns of Latin and Greek. Contemporary quarter vellum over paper-backed boards, gilt-stamped brown leather spine label; worn, paper label spine foot. Untrimmed. Theological Institute of Connecticut blind-stamps to first and last few pages. Very rare. Very good. FIRST EDITION of Morcelli's presentation of Leontios' life of St. Gregory of Agrigento. // Besides a collection of letters surviving the Roman patrimony in Sicily, "only one other contemporary source about seventh-century Sicily and Rome survives:. . . (An account of the life of Saint Gregory, bishop of the church of Agrigento), written in about 640 by a Greek monk, Leontios, abbot of the monastery of Saint Sabas near the gate to Ostia in Roma" (Martyn, p. 26). // "The standard Greek text has a parallel Latin version by Stephano Antonio Morcelli. . .. This is preceded by an investigatio by Morcelli of the monk Leontios. . .and followed by an account of the Sicilian saint's life, heavenly honors, and writings. . ., as well as Gregory's Explanatio super Excclesiasten libri I-X. . ., also in Greek with Morcelli's Latin version alongside. // "This biography is useful in showing how the pope selected bishops. Born in 559, this Gregory was consecrated (when he was a little over 30 years old) in place o … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Jeff Weber Rare Books [CARLSBAD, California, US]
2018-09-17 14:31:02
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]
2018-09-15 00:40:05
La Province d' Alsace divisée en Territoires et Seigneuries suivant son ancienne Constitution germanique. Tracée et corrigée sur la grande Carte acade
Altgrenzkolorierter Kupferstich von Johann Mayer in Regensburg, 1791. 43 x 135,5 cm, oben rechts Titel, am linken Rand Erklärungen. *Sehr seltene, großformatige Karte des Elsaß und Teilen Badens. [4 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Martin Barbian & Ina Grund GbR [DE]
2018-09-12 21:09:19
READ, John K
1792 1st Virginia ed Ahiman Rezon Masonic PROVENANCE of George Washington Lodge The ‘Ahiman Rezon’ was written in the mid-1700s as a book of constitutions for the Grand Lodge, including orders of rites, ceremonies, behaviors, and histories of freemasonry. It concerns God and religion stating that ‘a mason is obliged to believe firmly in true worship of the eternal God.’ This 1791 first Virginia John Dixon edition of ‘Ahiman Rezon’ was published in Richmond and dedicated to George Washington during his first term as President. This particular example is utterly unique and notable because of its provenance. Impressed on the front cover of this work reads ‘Lodge No. I Norfolk’ – the FIRST masonic lodge to which George Washington himself was asked to be Grand Master! Perhaps he handled this very book! Item number: #4528 Price: $15,000 READ, John K The new Ahiman Rezon. : Containing the laws and constitutions of the Grand Lodge of Virginia. : To which is added, the history of Masonry, from the creation, to the death of Queen Elizabeth. : Also illustrations of the royal art; and a variety of other matter relative to that institution. : Carefully collated, from the most approved authors, ancient as well as modern. Richmond: : Printed by John Dixon., M, DCC, XCI. [1791]. First edition. Details: • Collation: Complete with all pages o xvi, [4], 9, [1], 241, [1] • Language: English • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • Size: ~8.25in X 5in (21cm x 12.5cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receivi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Schilb Antiquarian [Columbia, MO, U.S.A.]
2018-09-10 13:44:02
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]
2018-09-10 13:44:02
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]
2018-09-10 00:16:49
La Province d' Alsace divisée en Territoires et Seigneuries suivant son ancienne Constitution germanique. Tracée et corrigée sur la grande Carte academique de Paris publiée en 1745.
Altgrenzkolorierter Kupferstich von Johann Mayer in Regensburg, 1791, 43 x 135,5 cm, oben rechts Titel, am linken Rand Erklärungen. *Sehr seltene, großformatige Karte des Elsaß und Teilen Badens.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Martin Barbian & Grund GbR [Saarbruecken, Germany]
2018-09-07 20:44:13
Tissot, Samuel Auguste -
(Lausanne) 9.IX.1791. 1 Seite 8. Mit zerteiltem Trauerspiegel und Adresse. Minimal fleckig. Samuel Auguste Tissot (1728-1797), Schweizer Mediziner, einer der berühmtesten Ärzte seiner Zeit ("le médecin des princes et le prince des médecins"), Freund Hallers, Korrespondent Voltaires zu Ehren seiner Pionierleistungen in der Epileptologie stiftete die Schweizerische Epilepsie-Liga eine Tissot-Medaille für herausragende Forschungen auf diesem Gebiet. - An die Buchhändler Massicard und Barda in Genf mit einer Buchbestellung. "Je vous prie, Messieurs, de vouloir bien m'envoyer par le premier côche les poésies d'Ossian traduits en français par Le Tourneur 2. vol. reliés si vous les avés. Je souhaiterais aussi la gazette universelle depuis hier si l'on souscrit tous les jours, sinon depuis le 1er de ce mois, ne souscrivez s.v.p. que par trimestre. et j'ai l'honneur de vous vous offrir mes obéissances très humbles / Tissot DM" Sehgr selten im Handel!
Bookseller: MedicusBooks.Com [Germany]
2018-09-04 00:54:02
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]
2018-09-02 06:53:38
Sharp Jerome
SARL ABRAXAS-LIBRIS. Condition: Good. RARE ALMANAC-HOROSCOPE. VERY GOOD CONDITION AND MANY ENGRAVINGS. MOROCCO AT THE TIME. In - 32 ( 6.5 x 11.5 cm.) in Paris, at Janet success. of Mr. Jubert, street Santiago (1791). Red Morocco. Management of a golden triple-net, adorned with smooth back, title piece in green leather, gold title, lace on the cups and clasp with graphite pencil. Review of the time. Engraved title, 10 black and white insert boards, 24 pp. on bluish paper (songs with engraved music), then 48 pp. on blue paper, agenda, etc., then 6 ff. calendar to 1792. This rare horoscope Almanac was published and established by a craftsman Gilder and maker of "blankets, memories in Morocco and embroideries of all species". The title page shows a composition a landscape with a Cherub and a hexagon with the numbers referring to the text in order to get the answers to the questions. The title page and 10 other insert engravings are engraved by Dorgez. Very interesting copy, because at the end of the first part, we find the tale: "The sick Dyer", which has been subsequently reproduced many times. Blank sheets of the agenda include handwritten notes, presumably of the 18th and the hexagon of the title page served obviously, because it carries many tiny traces of a PIN, who served from the back to shoot a number! Nice copy, rare and fresh.
Bookseller: Abraxas-Libris [Bécherel, FR]
2018-08-31 07:24:30
CONDORCET (Jean Antoine Nicolas de Caritat, marquis de)
[Paris], De l'Imp. du Cercle social, s.d. [juillet 1791]. In-8, broché en cahiers, 8 p., non rogné. Edition originale, exemplaire de l'auteur, de ce texte fondateur, que Condorcet lut au Cercle Social, dans la grande salle du Cirque du Palais-Royal, le 8 juillet 1791. "La première proclamation de la supériorité de la République", "la première fois que, dans ce pays, une voix - et quelle voix ! - s'élevait pour nier l'utilité de la monarchie considérée comme 'une institution dangereuse et corruptrice' et pour proclamer l'utilité d'une république, dont la théorie était exposée avec une éloquente précision" (H. Delsaux, 'Condorcet journaliste', p. 45-49). "A ce moment crucial pour la Révolution, se lève un homme seul, le dernier des Encyclopédistes, l'ami de Voltaire et de d'Alembert, l'Incarnation de l'esprit des Lumières (...). Et cet homme proclame haut et fort que la liberté est républicaine (...). Ce 8 juillet 1791, Condorcet dresse calmement l'acte de décès de la monarchie française" (E. & R. Badinter, 'Condorcet: Un intellectuel en politique', p. 331-332). Jaurès, enthousiaste, écrira cent ans plus tard: "Il nous plaît que dans le premier manifeste grand et noble de l'esprit républicain, dans le premier titre philosophique et politique dont nous puissions nous réclamer, la paix soit liée par une chaîne d'or à la liberté" (J. Jaurès, 'Histoire socialiste de la Révolution française', Éditions sociales, II, 419). Exemplaire provenant des archives du savant et homme politique Louis-Bernard Guyton de Morveau (1737-1816), avec une note de sa main en tête du titre: "Juillet 17 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Hatchuel [FR]
2018-08-31 02:59:04
TIMOTHY PICKERING
"from them no danger is to be apprehended: they are firmly resolved on peace…. I hope and trust the western campaign will succeed without bloodshed. Scott's expedition was extremely fortunate; and must when combined with the consideration of the power of the main army, impel the hostile Indians if not to make, yet to accept of offers of peace..."TIMOTHY PICKERING.Autograph Letter Signed, likely to Samuel Hodgdon. August 25, 1791. Philadelphia, PA. 2 pp. 8 x 9¼ in.Complete TranscriptPhiladelphia Augt 25, 1791.Dear Sir:I just now found at your house your favour of the 18th in which you gently upbraid me for not writing by a former conveyance. I had notice from Mrs H. I told her I would write; [loss of a couple words]...business & did not return in time. I wanted to write more especially to give you certain information of the result of the treaty with the Five Nations but I presume this has been done by Genl Knox; & that you already know that from them no danger is to be apprehended; they are firmly resolved on peace.Before this reaches you, you will have been informed of my appointment to the office of postmaster general. I shall come to reside in town myself; but not remove my family till the winter, when the snow shall render the road smooth & easy.I hope and trust the western campaign will succeed without bloodshed. [Charles] Scott's expedition was extremely fortunate; and must when combined with the consideration of the power of the main army, impel the hostile Indians if not to make, yet to accept of offers of peace.Capt. Hendrick [Aupaumut], the Stockbr … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Seth Kaller, Inc. [US]
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2018-08-30 17:37:29
Glasgow: J. and M. Robertson, 1791. 176 pages, including two of ad's. Illustrated throughout with small woodcuts. Original Dutch floral boards. 101 x 65 mm. Re-backed in matching paper; endpapers replaced; occasional spotting; else a very good copy. First published by John Newbery in 1769.
Bookseller: David Miles Books [GB]
2018-08-29 00:36:22
Mary Wollstonecraft
1791. Book Title: Original Stories from Real Life Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Edition: 2nd print Publisher: J Johnson Year: 1791 Details: Published by J Johnson, London, 1791. The first edition (and second print) with the author's name on the title page after the first print was published in 1788 anonymously. Bound in contemporary calf - this copy is in very good ++ condition. The calf is very smart with only very minor rubbing to corners. The pages are very clean with hardly any browning / spotting. There is a contemporary previous owners name to the title page. Overall a lovely copy. This was issued both with and without the plates. This has no illustrations. ads in the rear. Issued without a half title. Series of short stories aimed at promoting a better society based on reason - the collection was aimed at children. This copy published a year before the author's landmark 'rights of woman..' Please see photos Our Grading: Like New - Mint, Fine, Good enough to give as a present Very Good - Clean condition with no significant faults. May have a few minor defects. Good - Usual signs of a well read book but good overall condition. May not be suitable as a present. Acceptable - Very well read. Reading copy only. May have significant wear and tear and contain notes and highlighting. Postage: UK - Free Europe - £16.99 Rest of World - £16.99 Uk postage is normally sent through a courier International postage with be tracked and insured. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: The Plantagenet King PBFA [birchington, KENT, United Kingdom]
2018-08-27 14:58:02
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]
2018-08-27 06:26:42
CARTER, George.
London J. Murray printed at the Minerva Press, 1791. Compiled from the examination of John Hynes, one of the Unfortunate Survivors. By Mr. George Carter, Historical Portrait Painter upon his passage outward bound to India. Containing a Variety of Matter respecting the Sufferers, Never before made Public; With Copper Plates descriptive of the Catastrophe, engraved from Mr. Carter's designs. FIRST EDITION 1791. 8vo, approximately 215 x 135 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, folding engraved frontispiece and 3 full page engravings, pages: [4], 1-174, half-title present, bound in half calf, gilt lettering to spine, marbled boards. Binding rubbed, especially hinges and slightly worn at head of spine, slight shelf wear to edges, top corner of half-title has small neat repair, title page has a small closed tear at top inner margin repaired, folding plate has a neat repair to blank side of first fold, 2 small closed tears repaired to lower margin, no loss of image, inner paper hinges cracked, pale staining to corners of 2 engraved plates and a few pages of text, 1 plate has a small closed tear neatly repaired, not affecting image, pale age-browning to margins throughout, occasional dusty mark, endpapers browned, blank side of plates have pale marks and pale age-browning, tiny partially erased stamp at bottom of title page, otherwise a good copy. See: Edward G. Cox, A Reference Guide to the Literature of Travel, Volume II, page 465. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. [Oxford, United Kingdom]
2018-08-26 05:49:44
GIULIANI, ANTONIO. - [THE FIRST FORMULATION OF THE MALTHUSIAN THEORY OF POPULATION]
Vienna, Ignazio Alberti, 1791. 4to. Magnificent contemporary full mottled calf with richly gilt spine. gilt ornamental borders to boards and large oval centre-pieces, each encircled by a floriated gilt border, inside which a female figures of polished calf, in Roman style - presumably predicting Minerva (the goddess of wisdom and war) on the front and Juventas (the goddess of youth) on the back board. All edges of boards gilt and inner gilt dentelles. All edges gilt. Bound by G.F. Kraus of Vienna, with gold-stamped binder's signature to inside of back board. A bit of wear (mostly coming from the acid used to mottle the calf in the 18th century). A magnificent copy that is also internally in splendid condition. It is printed on thick, heavy paper and with wide margins. There's an elegant stamp to the title-page, a crowned monogram that we have not been able to identify. ¶ Exceedingly scarce first edition - in a stunning binding - of the groundbreaking main work by Antonio Giuliani, in which he formulates his political and economic system, presenting his theory of population growth, which antedates Malthus' "Essay on Population" by seven years.This influential work actually constitutes the forerunner and the first formulation of The Malthusian theory of population and population growth, which had an immense impact on not only politics, economics and social sciences, but also on natural sciences. For instance both Darwin and Wallace considered the theory of population growth a main source in their development of the theory of natural selection.Malthus does not explicitly refer … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Bookshop Herman H. J. Lynge & Søn [Denmark]
2018-08-24 13:46:02
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]
2018-08-22 20:47:41
Great Britain
1791. London, 1791. An Ambitious and Sophisticated English Layman's Guide from 1791 [Great Britain]. A Law Grammar: Or, An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of English Jurisprudence. Containing Rudiments and Illustrations of 1. The Laws of Nature, 2. The Law of God, 3. The Law of Nations, 4. The Law Politic, 5. The Civil Law, 6. The Common Law, 7. The Law of Reason, 8. General Customs, 9. Established Maxims, 10. The Roman Code, 11. The Canon Law, 12. The Marine Law, 13. The Military Law, 14. The Forest Law, 15. The Game Law, 16. The Statute Law, 17. The Municipal Law, 18. The Rights of Persons, 19. The Rights of Things, 20. Civil Injuries, 21. Modes of Redress, 22. Crimes & Misdemeanors, 23. Modes of Punishment, 24. The Courts of Justice, 25. The Vocabula Artis, 26. A General Index. London: Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1791. [ii], 544, [8] pp. Bound without half-title present in some copies. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5"). Contemporary calf, blind fillets to boards, blind fillets and lettering piece to spine. Light rubbing and a few minor scuffs, moderate rubbing to extremities with wear to head of spine, faint vertical crease through spine, rear joint cracked (but secure), crack in text block between final two leaves of index. Light toning to text, light foxing to preliminaries and a few other leaves. $750. * First edition. More ambitious and sophisticated than a typical layman's guide, this anonymous work was clearly intended for a well-educated reader or aspiring lawyer. It provides an overview of common, Roman and other legal systems, a chapter-length law dictionar … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. [USA]
2018-08-22 20:47:41
Great Britain
1791. Dublin, 1791. An Ambitious and Sophisticated English Layman's Guide from 1791 [Great Britain]. A Law Grammar: Or, An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of English Jurisprudence. Containing Rudiments and Illustrations of 1. The Laws of Nature, 2. The Law of God, 3. The Law of Nations, 4. The Law Politic, 5. The Civil Law, 6. The Common Law, 7. The Law of Reason, 8. General Customs, 9. Established Maxims, 10. The Roman Code, 11. The Canon Law, 12. The Marine Law, 13. The Military Law, 14. The Forest Law, 15. The Game Law, 16. The Statute Law, 17. The Municipal Law, 18. The Rights of Persons, 19. The Rights of Things, 20. Civil Injuries, 21. Modes of Redress, 22. Crimes & Misdemeanors, 23. Modes of Punishment, 24. The Courts of Justice, 25. The Vocabula Artis, 26. A General Index. Dublin: James Moore, 1791. [542] pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5"). Contemporary calf, blind fillets to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine. Light rubbing and a few minor stains and scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to spine and board edges, corners bumped and somewhat worn, hinges cracked. Moderate toning, somewhat heavier in places, occasional faint dampstaining to margins, minor chips and edgewear to a few leaves, light soiling to title page. $750. * Reissue of the only London edition, 1791, to which it is star-paged. More ambitious and sophisticated than a typical layman's guide, this anonymous work was clearly intended for a well-educated reader or aspiring lawyer. It provides an overview of common, Roman and other legal systems, a chapter-length law dictionary and an annotated … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. [USA]
2018-08-22 06:41:49
Various authors
1791. Fair - Fine. 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 … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-08-21 19:03:41
Goldoni, Carlo
Antonio Zatta e figli, 1791. UsatoAccettabile Copertina: logorata da fattore tempo Pagine: logorate da fattore tempoNote: segni matita e biro leggere tracce d'umidita' italiano
Bookseller: Libro di Faccia [IT]
2018-08-19 08:23:42
Dana, James
New Haven: Thomas and Samuel Green, 1791. Half title, 33, [1 blank] pp. Disbound. Half title toned with some spotting. Early leaves lightly spotted at lower portion. Good+. The 'Connecticut Society for the Promotion of Freedom, and the Relief of Persons Unlawfully Holden in Bondage,' formed in 1790 by Yale men, was one of the earliest American anti-slavery societies. Ezra Stiles was its first President. Its mission-- not abolitionist-- was to enforce Connecticut's gradual emancipation statute and thus secure the freedom of those 'unlawfully' held as slaves. Dana's was the first of several annual orations delivered before this rather short-lived organization. The oration is a history of the African slave trade, from its beginnings in the 14th century to the brisk contemporary international traffic in Africans. Bristling with data in the form of elaborate tables and footnotes, the Discourse demonstrates that "eight millions of slaves have been shipped in Africa for the West-India islands and the United States; ten millions for South America; and, perhaps, two millions have been taken and held in slavery in Africa." He delineates American participation in this horrible trade, distinguishes biblical slavery from the contemporary bondage of Africans, and-- despite the Society's limited goals-- emphasizes that American "principles of liberty" are inconsistent with slavery. FIRST EDITION. Evans 23308. LCP 2908. Dumond 46. Not in Work, Weinstein, Blockson.
Bookseller: David M. Lesser, Fine Antiquarian Books LLC [US]
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2018-08-17 08:32:36
Dana, James
New Haven: Thomas and Samuel Green, 1791. Half title, 33, [1 blank] pp. Disbound. Half title toned with some spotting. Early leaves lightly spotted at lower portion. Good+. The 'Connecticut Society for the Promotion of Freedom, and the Relief of Persons Unlawfully Holden in Bondage,' formed in 1790 by Yale men, was one of the earliest American anti-slavery societies. Ezra Stiles was its first President. Its mission-- not abolitionist-- was to enforce Connecticut's gradual emancipation statute and thus secure the freedom of those 'unlawfully' held as slaves. Dana's was the first of several annual orations delivered before this rather short-lived organization. The oration is a history of the African slave trade, from its beginnings in the 14th century to the brisk contemporary international traffic in Africans. Bristling with data in the form of elaborate tables and footnotes, the Discourse demonstrates that "eight millions of slaves have been shipped in Africa for the West-India islands and the United States; ten millions for South America; and, perhaps, two millions have been taken and held in slavery in Africa." He delineates American participation in this horrible trade, distinguishes biblical slavery from the contemporary bondage of Africans, and-- despite the Society's limited goals-- emphasizes that American "principles of liberty" are inconsistent with slavery. FIRST EDITION. Evans 23308. LCP 2908. Dumond 46. Not in Work, Weinstein, Blockson.
Bookseller: David M. Lesser, Fine Antiquarian Books LLC [U.S.A.]
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2018-08-16 23:13:40
Dana, James
Thomas and Samuel Green, New Haven, 1791. Half title, 33, [1 blank] pp. Disbound. Half title toned with some spotting. Early leaves lightly spotted at lower portion. Good+. The 'Connecticut Society for the Promotion of Freedom, and the Relief of Persons Unlawfully Holden in Bondage,' formed in 1790 by Yale men, was one of the earliest American anti-slavery societies. Ezra Stiles was its first President. Its mission-- not abolitionist-- was to enforce Connecticut's gradual emancipation statute and thus secure the freedom of those 'unlawfully' held as slaves. Dana's was the first of several annual orations delivered before this rather short-lived organization. The oration is a history of the African slave trade, from its beginnings in the 14th century to the brisk contemporary international traffic in Africans. Bristling with data in the form of elaborate tables and footnotes, the Discourse demonstrates that "eight millions of slaves have been shipped in Africa for the West-India islands and the United States; ten millions for South America; and, perhaps, two millions have been taken and held in slavery in Africa." He delineates American participation in this horrible trade, distinguishes biblical slavery from the contemporary bondage of Africans, and-- despite the Society's limited goals-- emphasizes that American "principles of liberty" are inconsistent with slavery.FIRST EDITION. Evans 23308. LCP 2908. Dumond 46. Not in Work, Weinstein, Blockson. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: David M. Lesser, ABAA [Woodbridge, CT, U.S.A.]
2018-08-15 14:15:03
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]
2018-08-15 14:15:03
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]
2018-08-13 14:53:15
WALPOLE, HORACE).
Parma, Printed by Bodoni, for J. Edwards, 1791. Royal8vo. Contemp. full calf. Rebacked to style, raised bands and titlelabel with gilt lettering. Covers divided in panels having 2 gilt boders and a broad border blindtooled with flower stamps. Inside gilt borders. All edges gilt. Corners neatly restored. Engraved frontispiece. (4),XXXII,245 pp., 1 engraved portrait and 6 engraved plates. A large clean copy with broad margins and printed on good paper. The first Bodoni-edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Lynge & Søn ILAB-ABF [Copenhagen, Denmark]
2018-08-13 07:21:55
PAINE, Thomas.
London: printed for J. S. Jordan, 1791. London: printed for J. S. Jordan,, 1791. A finely bound copy Octavo (212 x 124 mm). Contemporary red levant morocco, spine lettered in gilt and divided into compartments with urn motifs and roundel cornerpieces, single fillet rule border to boards, Greek-roll to inner dentelles in gilt, marbled endpapers, edges gilt, green cloth page marker. A finely bound copy, spine faintly sunned and a few spots of rubbing to extremities, one shallow scratch to rear board, free endpapers a little browned, else the contents crisp and clean, stab-holes visible. Fifth edition of Paine's famous response to Burke's Reflections, handsomely bound. Rights of Man was first printed by Joseph Johnson in early 1791, but publishing of it was soon taken over by J. S. Jordan (who republished it with some amendments), apparently because Johnson feared prosecution. The work alarmed the Pitt government and led to repressive measures and censorship, yet it still managed to reach a wide audience, going though numerous reprints and various translations. "In this sense, the confrontation led to victory for Paine; it is Burke's political system which has failed to stand the test of time" (Williamson, p. 124). See Audrey Williamson, Thomas Paine: His Life, Work, and Times (Allen & Unwin, 1973).
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB. [London, United Kingdom]
2018-08-13 00:30:56
KANT, IMMANUEL. - [KANT'S PRIZE ESSAY]
1791. Königsberg, Goebbels & Unger, 1804. 8vo. Original blank blue wrappers with handwritten title to spine. A very nice copy. Contemporary owner's name to inside of front board (S. Grubbe) and stamp to title-page (Gothenburg Museum, 1861). 204, (4, -advertisements) pp. ¶ The rare first edition of Kant's famous posthumously published prize essay, written in 1791, answering the question set by the Berlin Royal Academy of Sciences: What are the Actual Advances Metaphysics Has Made in Germany Since the Time of Leibniz and Wolff? Right after Kant's death in 1804, Friedrich Theodor Rink edited and published parts of drafts Kant had written on this topic; Kant never published a finished version, and this is all that appeared.Warda: 220.
Bookseller: Bookshop Herman H. J. Lynge & Søn [Denmark]
2018-08-12 21:58:28
DARWIN, Erasmus.
J. Johnson. London 1791 First edition pt.I 3rd. edition pt.II 4to. pp. xii, 212, (i) Contents of the Notes, 212-214, 126, (i) Errata, (i) Advertisement. Engraved frontispiece and 9 engraved plates [1 folding]; (iv), ix, (i) blank, 197, (i) blank. Aquatint frontispiece, 9 engraved plates, engraved text vignette. With a general title-page and separate titles to each part. Modern cloth, the plates offset to text and with marginal foxing, the text with the odd brown spot in the margins, the lower corner of one leaf creased, overall very clean with wide margins and a silk bookmark, EX-LIBRIS RICHARD FREEMAN, bibliographer of Charles Darwin with a brief note from him on the front free end-paper. *Of the ten plates in part I, five were engraved by William Blake [the Fuseli 'Fertilization of Egypt' signed and the four plates of the Portland Vase unsigned]. The second part was actually published first in 1789, and a second edition one year later. This is the first issue of parts I and II together. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Patrick Pollak Rare Books ABA ILAB [SOUTH BRENT, DEVON, United Kingdom]
2018-08-12 06:53:22
William Julius Mickle
Graisberry & Campbell, 1791. Third Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 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: Reagan's Rare Books [MIdlothian, VA, U.S.A.]
2018-08-11 10:13:00
Bodoni) Anacreonte - ONE OF 12 COPIES
in aedibus palatinis, Parma, 1791. In-8°piccolo. Pagine [4], CXVIII, [2], 111. Carattere greco e romano. Testo in greco e latino, composto in lettere capitali. Al frontespizio medaglia incisa su rame da Giuseppe Lucatelli con ritratto di Anacreonte; al recto della carta [?]2 medaglia incisa con ritratto del dedicatario dell'opera, José Nicolàs de Azara. Pelle coeva con dorso a quattro nervi, titolo su tassello rosso in oro e ricchi fregi floreali agli scomparti; tagli rossi. Splendido esemplare marginoso e fresco, rara ed elegante edizione stampata in soli 168 esemplari, una delle 12 copie stampate su carta di Anonnay. Nel 1806 Bodoni fu invitato a partecipare all'Esposizione universale di Parigi. Nell'accettare la prestigiosa proposta, il tipografo parmense inviò in Francia l'elenco di quattordici sue edizioni, scelte tra le più degne a essere esposte - per cura, bellezza e sontuosità - nella città sur les bords de la Seine, dove "touts les talents, tous les arts sont encouragés et protégés". Un elenco che si apre con ben quattro diverse edizioni di Anacreonte date alle stampe tra il 1784 e il 1791, tra le quali "L'Anacreon grec [.] litteris quadratis, pet. in-8.° 1791" (De Lama I, p. 95). Si tratta di un'edizione "molto pregiata di rara bellezza estetica; i numeri di pagine entro una tavoletta, due ritratti" (Giani, p. 41); Brooks 422; De Lama II, 66. ?The editions of 1785 and 1791 are printed in capital letters, and more elegant and exquisitely finished productions cannot be conceived.? (Dibdin). ?Bijou typographique? (Renouard); ?très jolie édition? (Brunet). One of two … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Alberto Libri [Legnano, MI, Italy]
2018-08-10 09:02:49
KELS, HEINRICH WILHELM.
Ulm, Stettinischen Buchhandlung, 1791. Contemp. hcalf. Raised bands. Titlelabel with gilt lettering. Stamp on title-page. (10) pp., 722 columns, (30) pp. A few minor brownspots. ¶ First edition. - Poggendorff I, 1241.
Bookseller: Herman H J Lynge & Søn A/S [DK]
2018-08-10 07:32:32
[Arabic Manuscript].
1791. 121 ff. on Arabic manuscript paper, Ottoman naskh script, illuminated headings (sar lawh) at the beginning of each text, all texts set in a frame. Full-leather oriental binding with flap, blind-tooled ornamentation. A miscellany of curriculum texts on Arabic morphology with texts in Arabic, copied by Ali al K... (colophon at the end of text no. 5, where a more precise date is given: 16 Rabi I 1206 [1791]). Contents: 1) pp. 2-99. Marah al-Arwah, by Ahmad b. `Ali b. Mas`ud (fl. beginning 8/14th cent.), GAL G II, 21. - 2) al-Tasrif al-`Izzi by `Izz al-Din `Abd al-Wahhab b. Ibrahim al-Zangani (655/1257), GAL G I, 283. - 3) al-Maqsud fil-Tasrif, anonymous, though sometimes ascribed to Abu Hanifa al-Nu`man b. Thabit (d. 150/767), GAL S I, 287. - 4) Bana´ al-Af`al. Anonymous work on the morphology of the Arabic verb. - 5) Amthila. Paradigm of the Arabic verb. Text in gadwal. - 6) Shorter notes, prayers, quotations, etc., in Arabic and Turkish.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris [Austria]
2018-08-09 23:07:07
Adam SMITH
Strahan & Cadell, 1791. Strahan & Cadell,, 1791. 3 vols., 8vo., Sixth Edition, early nineteenth-century signature on titles, some light and inoffensive spotting to a few leaves, some very ight marginalia in pencil only; strongly and attractively bound in nineteenth century half calf, boards in dark green diced cloth, backs with five raised bands tooled in gilt, second and fourth compartments with red leather labels ruled, lettered and numbered in gilt, red sprinkled edges, a remarkably well-preserved, crisp, clean copy in later period binding. One of 2000 copies printed. 'The Wealth of Nations', coming at a point when 'natural liberty' was being being widely debated, had a decisive influence both on the study of national economy and on the freeing of economic policy from the artificial restraint of the mercantilist system. Smith's statement that labour is the source of a nation's commodities and that the variation in 'stock' values are due to the interaction of wages, profits and rent, formulated the doctrine of the classic school of economic thought, and round it all modern economic discussion has revolved' (PMM). Goldsmiths 14612; Kress B.2209; Tribe 41. See also PMM 221, 363.
Bookseller: Island Books [Thakeham, West Sussex, United Kingdom]
2018-08-07 08:57:59
Untersberg
Salzburg, Naumann, 1791-93. Schöne hochformatige Ansicht des Marmorsteinbruches im Untersberg aus dem späten 18. Jahrhundert. - Nebehay-W. 442/8. - Papierbedingt leicht gebräunt, im weißen Rand leicht stockfleckig. *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - Tel. +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0
Bookseller: Matthaeus Truppe Antiquariat [Graz, Austria]
2018-08-02 14:17:36
Kyd, Stewart
First edition of a work which Holdsworth groups among the foremost English legal treatises of the eighteenth century, describing it as "the best book on this subject [and] a learned book", including an historical emphasis from the Year Books onwards. Contemporary paper backed boards, printed paper label, lightly worn, else especially fresh in original state, the edges untrimmed; the Taussig copy. Printed for S. Crowder . . . and B.C. Collins [etc.], London, 1791.
Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc. [U.S.A.]
2018-08-02 01:43:22
Edward Gibbon
1791. Book. The complete twelve volumes of this 'New Edition' of Edward Gibbon's magnum opus, 'The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire' in a lovely contemporary tree calf binding. This work was published in this twelve volume form two years after Gib 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 initia … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA [Bath, United Kingdom]
2018-07-30 06:38:41
Constitutions]
Philadelphia: Carey, Stewart, and Co., 1791. [4],176pp. 12mo. Modern quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Neat contemporary ownership inscription on titlepage, later initials on fore-edge. Light tanning, occasional foxing; very light dampstaining at lower corner. Very good. The 1791 edition of THE CONSTITUTIONS..., the very scarce first collection of state constitutions published after the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, the first to assemble a printing of the U.S. Constitution together with twelve proposed amendments, and the first to include the constitution of Vermont along with those of the thirteen original states, including that of Massachusetts. Writing from Paris in December 1787, Thomas Jefferson responded to a letter from Madison that outlined the newly constructed federal constitution. Though unhappy with its "omission of a bill of rights," Jefferson approved of this "government which should go on of itself peaceably" (LOA). Londoners had earlier hailed a 1781 collection of state constitutions (issued six years before the framing of the U.S. Constitution) as "the Magna Charta of the American States" (MONTHLY REVIEW). This scarce volume was the first to assemble the U.S. Constitution and the constitutions of the original thirteen states. It "contains the constitution of Vermont, not in any previous edition" (Matyas). Within are the colonial charters of Rhode Island (1662) and Connecticut (1663); the 1776 constitutions of Virginia, New Jersey, Delaware, New Hampshire, Maryland, and North Carolina; the 1777 constitution of New Yor … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]
2018-07-30 03:09:19
THE NEW AHIMAN REZON. CONTAINING THE LAWS AND CONSTITUTIONS OF THE GRAND LODGE OF VIRGINIA. TO WHICH IS ADDED, THE HISTORY OF MASONRY, FROM THE CREATION, TO THE DEATH OF QUEEN ELIZABETH. ALSO ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE ROYAL ART; AND A VARIETY OF OTHER MATTER RELATED TO THAT INSTITUTION. CAREFULLY COLLATED, FROM THE MOST APPROVED AUTHORS, ANCIENT AS WELL AS MODERN. BY JOHN K. READ, PRESENT DEPUTY GRAND MASTER OF VIRGINIA, AND MEMBER OF THE SUBLIME LODGE OF PERFECTION, OF CHARLESTON, SOUTH- CAROLINA. By John K. Read Published: Printed by John Dixon,, Richmond:, 1791. Bound in early 19th century presentation morocco binding to the Staunton, Va. Lodge in 1843. Front cover with gilt lettering [fading], elegant ink 1843 presentation inscriptions from Brother John Wise, Senior, on the front endpapers. Front hinge starting. Rubberstamps of the Lodge on endpapers and blank portion of last leaf. Deaccession letter included. Pages [2], xvi, [4], 241, [1 errata] [as issued]. Light scattered spotting, rear free endpaper missing. The page headed, 'Sanction. To the Masters and Wardens of the Subordinate Lodges, under the Jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Virginia, Greeting.', precedes the title page. The 'Sanction' Leaf is a separate imprint, recorded as such by Bristol and by Shipton & Mooney. It is rare, with NAIP recording a holding only at the Huntington Library. AAS does not own it. The Preface explains the need for a book adapted "to the meridian of our own Lodges." Thus this work, "a code of Laws for the government of the Grand Lodge, and all the Lodges on its dependancy," as well as " … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: crottsy [Clemmons, North Carolina, US]
2018-07-30 03:09:19
Munoz de Ugena, Manuel; Gomez Ortega, Casimiro.
Extremely rare, this is the second copy we were able to trace, of the Flora produced by Munoz de Ugena and Ortega; the book is divided in two parts, the first dealing with Spanish plants, and the second devoted to the American flora. Although not the first book of its kind produced in Spain, this is by far the rarest, and amongst the most beautifully produced ones, one would think created to match those being produced in England or France. The most interesting part for Americana, is that one of the volumes is solely dedicated to American plants; these are the plants described: Pancracio marítimo, Azucena de Lima, Lirio Tuberoso, Narciso Tazilla, Sedo Arbóreo, Datura arbórea o floripondio. Paxaritos amarillos o canarios tropeolo peregrino, Zinia de pocas flores o maravilla encarnada, Bupleuro vertical o revientabuey de monte, Solano de Buenos Ayres, Solano de fruto grande o naranjito de Quito, Teucrio Maro o Yerba fuerte. As stated above, the rarity is exceptional, there has been no copy in the market according the RareBookHub, neither is there one in any institution according to worldcat, not in the Hispanic Society and not in the Huntington Library; the only other copy is housed at the Real Academia Nacional de Medicina (Spain), according to CCPBE. Contemporary inscription on front pastedown "Los dos cuadernos 3 reales". Ortega (1741 - 1818) was a Spanish physician and botanist, the first professor of the Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid, built under the patronage of Charles III, with the aim of studying the new species of plants being identified by … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: HS Rare Books [Argentina]
2018-07-28 14:22:01
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]
2018-07-27 16:15:32
PAINE, THOMAS.
London: Printed for J. S. Jordan, 1791 & 1792. Seventh and second editions, respectively, which were commonly bound together, often as issued by the publisher. This is likely an example of the latter as both these titles have corresponding stab holes. 2 vols in 1, 8vo, 19th century maroon half morocco, marbled paper boards, gilt lettering. On the verso of the half-title of the Part the Second is a portrait of Paine engraved by William Sharpe after the portrait by George Romney, cut down and laid on, with contemporary manuscript annotations. An interesting copy of Thomas Paine's famous and controversial polemic. From the library of William Augustus Miles (1753-1817), the political writer who was a British agent in France during the French Revolution. Miles was well acquainted with numerous political personages of the day, and on the verso of the half-title in the margin of Paine' portrait, he wrote "This man deserv'd to be honor'd-not revil'd-To be protected-not persecuted and if he had been educated a gentleman he would have done good." In another hand in the margin below the portrait is written "Note MS. by W. Augts Miles - Author of Letter to the Prince of Wales on his debts & other tracts." Bookplate of William Owen Goodman, which appears contemporary with the 19th century binding, on the front paste-down. Binding rubbed; some dust-soiling, browning and creases; very good copy.
Bookseller: Brick Row Book Shop [U.S.A.]
2018-07-26 19:58:02
Church of England
Paris: Printed by P. Didot, Sen. and sold by W. Edwards and Sons, 1791.
Bookseller: FIRST FOLIO RARE BOOKS [Paris, Tennessee, US]
2018-07-21 13:21:11
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]
2018-07-20 13:52:20
Trenton: Printed and Sold by Isaac Collins, 1791. Full brown leather with diced boards, red leather gilt lettered title applied to leather spine. Contains the birth and death records for the Quaker family of Isaac Webb (1737 - 08/20/1808) and Elizabeth Webb (1739 - 06/11/1800) and their children James Webb (10/27/1760 - 07/21/1781), Joseph Webb (04/06/1762 - 01/07/1798), William Webb (03/13/1764 - 03/13/1840), Isaac Webb (05/26/1766 - 04/25/1769), Abner Webb (08/16/1768 - 02/15/1815), Hannah Webb (09/05/1770 - ?), [infant daughter] (09/1772, died four days old), Martha Webb [later Martha Gibbons] (02/13/1774 - 05/29/1839), Elizabeth Webb (06/17/1776 - 11/07/1792), Isaac Webb (09/28/1779 -10/20/1797). Also documents the birth of James Harper Webb (son of Abner and Ann Webb) on 03/24/1797; John Harper Webb (son of Abner and Ann Webb) on 08/02/1799; Isaac Webb (son of Abner and Ann Webb) on 03/02/1804. Bears the booksellers label of C.L. Traver of Trenton, NJ, who specialized in New Jersey History, Genealogy, State Reports, and was located at 108 S. Broad Street. An Index follows the Revelations, then Tables of Scripture Measures, etc., Brief Concardance by Downame. As per Felcone: The first Bible printed in New Jersey, the second quarto King James Bible printed in America, and the best known product of the eighteenth-century New Jersey press. For a lengthy and highly detailed account of the printing, binding, promotion, publication, and distribution of the Collins Bible, see Felcone, Printing in New Jersey, 1754-1800, p. 578. / Includes the O.T. Apocrypha./ Includes: A brief … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Mullen Books, Inc. [USA]
2018-07-17 15:12:02
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]
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