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2018-07-16 09:53:15
Gardnor, J. und R.
[London], Walter, Dickenson und Wilkinson [1791]. Kl.4°. 156 S., 2 Bll. Neuer HLdrBd. Unbeschnitten, eine Tafel lose. Teils gebräunt oder stockfleckig. Schmitt 78. Abbey 214. Versand D: 4,50 EUR Aachen und Umgebung - Aix-la-Chapelle, Euregio; Rhein Rheinland Rheinprovinz Rheingau
Bookseller: Antiquariat Schmetz am Dom [Aachen, Germany]
2018-07-14 14:05:16
Briggs, Richard
Dublin: For P. Byrne, 1791. 12mo. Second edition. 533pp., 24 pages of Bill of Fare for each month which includes the first course then on verso, the second course each with table placement. The author must have been a gret cook as he covers nearly every food imaginable, Puddings, pickling, salting, wines, brewing, cakes, carving, preserving and much more found within 38 chapters. He was a cook at the Globe-Tavern, The White-Heart and the Temple Coffee House. A very handsome copy bound in full calf, earlier rebacking preserving original red morocco spine label gilt, old small corner repair to last page not affecting text, light scattered foxing to title page, small piece torn away to upper edge of pg. xi, light wear to corners. Very nice.
Bookseller: Alcuin Books [USA]
2018-07-14 06:23:59
[ALEXANDER HAMILTON]
Philadelphia: John Fenno, 1791. [ALEXANDER HAMILTON].Newspaper. Gazette of the United States, March 2, 1791. Philadelphia: John Fenno. Includes full text of February 25 "Act to Incorporate the Subscribers to the Bank of the United States." 4 pp., 10 x 16 in. "An Act to Incorporate the Subscribers to the Bank of the United States""The establishment of a bank for the United States...upon the principles which afford adequate security for an upright and prudent administration."This foundational act is printed in full on the front page under an engraving of an early version of the Great Seal of the United States. It is signed in type by George Washington as President, John Adams as Vice President and President of the Senate, Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg as Speaker of the House, and Thomas Jefferson as Secretary of State.Historical BackgroundFirst U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton proposed a three-part financial system to stabilize and improve the nation's credit and monetary supply. In addition to the assumption of state war debts, and the establishment of a federal mint and excise taxes, Hamilton proposed the creation of a national bank to handle the financial business of the United States government under the newly approved Constitution.Hamilton's idea was that the new bank could be funded by the sale of $10 million in stock, of which the U.S. government would purchase $2 million on loan to be paid back in ten annual installments. The remaining stock would be sold to individuals in the United States and abroad.Secretary of State Thomas J … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Seth Kaller, Inc. [U.S.A.]
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2018-07-14 05:55:11
[CAGLIOSTRO]
à Paris, et se trouve à Maestricht, chez J.P. Roux & Cie, 1791, in 12, de XXIV-182pp. ill. d'un portrait gravé de Cagliostro dans un médaillon, demi-chagrin Lavallière XIXe, dos orné de fleurons à froid, bel exemplaire grand de marges. Très rare et intéressante biographie de Cagliostro rédigée d'après les actes du Tribunal de l'Inquisition. Elle contient surtout de précieux renseignements, la plupart inédits, sur la Maçonnerie Egyptienne qu'il avait fondée. ¶ 3e édition inconnue de la plupart des bibliographies. "Un des ouvrages les meilleurs que nous possédions sur Cagliostro. Il donne les renseignements les plus complets sur la Maçonnerie Egyptienne ... les rituels, les cérémonies initiatiques, et .. de nombreux détails sur la maçonnerie en général à cette époque" Dujols - Caillet n°1894 (ne signale pas cette 3e édition) - "Marc Haven l'attribue au jésuite Marcello... et Caillet à un Franc-Maçon..." Dorbon n°5121 (2e édition) - ".. l'initiation de Cagliostro aux mystères de l'illuminisme... devant les Grands-Maîtres des Templiers est des plus curieuses" Fesch p.1439 (ne signale pas cette 3e édition).
Bookseller: L'intersigne Livres anciens [France]
2018-07-13 14:01:02
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]
2018-07-13 06:35:10
Feste a Siena (Legatura alle armi LORENA)
Siena, dai Torchi di Pazzini Carli, 1791. In 4to grande. Affascinante e rarissima LEGATURA in carta rosa con grande stemma dei LORENA in xilografia; antiporta incisa in rame; pp. XVIII, (2) con 4 tavole di cui 3 più volte ripiegate. La prima tavola con 8 figure dei carri (Aquila, Selva, Nicchio...); la seconda tavola con due carri (Liocorno e Bruco); la terza con le Vestiture delle 10 contrade; la quarta con il Prospetto d'uno degli Archi Trionfali. Esemplare con barbe. Astuccio in tela. Axs
Bookseller: Libreria Bongiorno Paolo [IT]
2018-07-13 06:23:59
Boswell, James
London: Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1791. First edition, second issue with "give" reading in vol. I, 2 volumes, 4to, , but a nice copy, with the Round Robin plate, plate showing facsimile signatures of Johnson, and the famous stipple engraved portrait of Johnson by Heath after Joshua Reynolds. All the standard cancels are present, per Pottle. Celebrated for its intimacy and vividness, Boswell's Life of Johnson "is one of the best books in the world. It is assuredly a great, very great work. Homer is not more decidedly the first of the heroic poets, Shakespeare is not more decidedly the first of the dramatists, Demosthenes is not more decidedly the first of the orators, than Boswell is the first of biographers" (Macaulay). Grolier, English 100, no. 65; Rothschild 463; Pottle 79.
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2018-07-13 06:23:59
Blake, William. Wollstonecraft, Mary.
12mo. London: printed for J. Johnson, 1791. 12mo, xii, 177, (3, advertisements) pages, with 6 plates by William Blake after his own designs, and an extra plate bound in at the front (not by Blake). Modern polished tree calf, gilt backstrip, red label, in very good condition. Some plates have offset onto the facing page as usual. First edition to contain William Blake’s characteristic illustrations, reminiscent in iconography to his designs for his own Songs of Innocence (1789). This copy has all the plates in the second, and much improved, state, and an extra plate at the front thought to be by Blake (but not). This collection of didactic tales for youth, in part reinforcing the lessons of Wollstonecraft’s first book, Thoughts on the Education of Daughters, proved her most popular book, going through five editions by 1800. Windle, Bibliography of Mary Wollstonecraft, A3b. Bentley, Blake Books, 514A. Easson and Essick, vol. I, no. III.
Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller [U.S.A.]
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2018-07-10 07:53:59
COLLECTIF (Par une société de patriotes). Sous la direction de AUDOUIN, PIERRE-JEAN.
Journal édité du 15 mai 1791 au 31 août 1797. / / Tous les numéros font 8p. / / Cinquante volumes in 8° - Reliure demi-veau brun à coins - Dos lisse - Fleuron filé - Caisson -Pièce de titre chagrin marron - Pièce de date chagrin noir. / / Ensemble en bon état en reliure uniforme. / // / T1 : Mai - juin 1791, auteur : Audouin (Pierre-jean), titre : Journal universel ou révolution des royaumes : assemblée nationale. Le volume contient les numéros : 539 - 540 - 541 - 542 - 543 - 544 - 545 - 546 - 547 - 548 - 549 - 550 - 551 - 552 - 553 - 554 - 555 - 556 - 557 - 558 - 559 - 560 - 561 - 562 - 563 - 564 - 565 - 566 - 567 - 568 - 569 - 570 - 571 - 572 - 573 - 574 - 575 - 576 - 577 - 578 - 579 - 580 - 581 - 582 - 583 - 584 - 585, du 15 mai 1791 au 4 juin 1791. / // / T2 : Juillet - août 1791, auteur : Audouin (Pierre-jean), titre : Journal universel ou révolution des royaumes : assemblée nationale. Le volume contient les numéros : 586 - 587 - 588 - 589 - 590 - 591 - 592 - 593 - 594 - 595 - 596 - 597 - 598 - 599 - 600 - 601 - 602 - 603 - 604 - 605 - 606 - 607 - 608 - 609 - 610 - 611 - 612 - 613 - 614 - 615 - 616 - 617 - 618 - 619 - 620 - 621 - 622 - 623 - 624 - 625 - 626 - 627 - 628 - 629 - 630 - 631 - 632 - 633 - 634 - 635 - 636 - 637 - 638 - 639 - 640 - 641 - 642 - 643 - 644 - 645 - 646 - 647, du 1er juillet 1791 au 31 août 1791. / // / T3 : Septembre - octobre 1791, auteur : Audouin (Pierre-jean), titre : Journal universel ou révolution des royaumes : assemblée nationale. Le volume contient les numéros : 648 - 649 - 650 - 651 - 652 - 653 - 654 - 655 - 656 - 657 - 658 - 659 - 660 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Ancienne du Sud Gironde [France, Bazas]
2018-07-09 13:40:02
Various Authors
London: John Bell, 1791. With two plates to each volume. Collated, volume X's The Orphan is lacking its two plates. Direct from the Regency library of Elizabeth Greenly, later Lady Elizabeth Coffin Greenly. Elizabeth Greenly, born at Titley Court, Herefordshire, was a noted and varied collector. She kept prolific diaries from 1784 until her death in 1839 which included her responses to current events and occasions in her daily life. Among the diaries many names and anecdotes of celebrities of the time appear, including Lord Byron, Marie Antoinette, Mary Wollstonecraft and Hannah More. She was known to comment on customs of foreign countries to which she and her friends had travelled, and had a keen interest in scientific discoveries and advancements including medicine and archaeology. The Greenly library contents show Elizabeth Greenly's numerous interests including: Welsh causes, Science, topography, travel, Bibliana and literature, particularly female poets. The library contains many first editions of contemporary works, and many are signed or contain her bookplate. The library contained over 1000 volumes which show the diversity and depth of her interests and give an insight into the life of this fascinating collector. These works come directly from the library of the Titley Court estate. The titles included are: Volume I: Love for Love By William Congreve, Love Makes a Man or The Fop's Fortune by Colley Cibber and The Busy Body by Mrs Centlivre Volume II: The Mourning Bride by Mr Congreve, Rule a Wife and Have a Wife by Beaumont and Fletcher and The Alychmist by Ben Jon … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-07-09 08:18:52
GRIMOD DE LA REYNIÈRE (Alexandre-Balthazar-Laurent).
13/04/1791 TRÈS BELLE LETTRE À SON AMANTE.Grimod de la Reynière sinquiète des maux dont souffre son amante, ...Est-ce une perte ? une simple inflammation ? des douleurs à la matrice ? Avez-vous de la fièvre, des maux de tête.... interroge-t-il, ...Mettez-moi au fait, vous savez que jaime les détails de tout ce qui vous concerne. Vous pouvez dicter votre réponse à Mme Thévenin (...). Si vous saviez ma chère amie combien le détail que vous me donnez de vos souffrances minquiète et malarme.... Il lui recommande ...Ménagez-vous bien je vous en conjure (...). Je voudrais bien être auprès de vous pour vous servir et vous soulager...Il paraît que vous êtes aussi difficile en toiles que sur tout le reste, et que vous nêtes guère au courant de ce quelles valent à Lyon... ...Depuis que vous êtes malade je ne saurois plus faire de jolis rêves, cela éteint mon imagination la nuit comme le jour, mais dès que vous serez rétablie je vous promets de recommencer. Vous minvitez à réaliser le dernier, cest sans doute lorsque nous serons ensemble, car je serois un peu piqué que vous fussiez assez indifférente sur mon compte pour me donner ce conseil avec une autre. (...) Vous mavez tellement refroidi pour toutes les femmes qui ne sont pas vous, que je crois que jaurois beaucoup de peine à me trouver seulement homme avec elles, ce qui seroit encore bien loin dun rêve où je me suis trouvé Hercule. Aussi nest-ce hélas quun rêve ! Mais je vous indiquerai les moyens de le réaliser à mon retour dans toute son étendue.... Il ajoute en P.S. le lendemain : ...Vous devez avoir chez vous un petit morceau … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Galerie Paul Blaizot [Paris, France]
2018-07-09 07:50:45
Franklin, Benjamin.
Chez Buisson, libraire, rue Haute-feuille, no. 20, Paris: ., 1791. pp. vi, 156, [207] (pp.204-7 misnumbered 360-63). 8vo. 220 mm. In this example the last three leaves of the table of contents are photo copies. It is remarkable though that the original front wrap (made out of printers' waste) and printed spine label are present. First Edition of Franklin's famous Autobiography which preceded the English edition by two years. Querard attributes most of this French version to Dr. Jacques Gibelin (1744-1828). Ford notes that the part written by Franklin alone covers to the year 1731 with the remainder of his life translated from Wilmer's Memoirs of Franklin, with considerable alterations. Aside from Poor Richard's Almanac, the Autobiography is Franklin's best known and most important work. A classic piece of American biography,wherein Franklin tells the story of his climb, from poverty to success and influence, with the aid of thrift, frugality, industry, and wit. It is also one of the best pictures of life in Philadelphia during his youth and middle age. Franklin is wonderfully frank about people with whom he was involved and his own motives for his actions. Even today, it is a worthwhile read for anyone interested in the history and character of Colonial and Revolutionary America. Ref: Howes F323 (b); Streeter Sale 4171; Ford 383 (pp. 183-184); Grolier American 100, 21; Sabin 25549. EXTREMELY RARE. UNCUT - IN THE ORIGINAL WRAPS WITH LABEL. **PRICE JUST REDUCED! CHEST 1/3. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good.
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2018-07-05 13:43:41
[ALEXANDER HAMILTON]
[ALEXANDER HAMILTON].Newspaper. Gazette of the United States, March 2, 1791. Philadelphia: John Fenno. Includes full text of February 25 "Act to Incorporate the Subscribers to the Bank of the United States." 4 pp., 10 x 16 in."An Act to Incorporate the Subscribers to the Bank of the United States""The establishment of a bank for the United States…upon the principles which afford adequate security for an upright and prudent administration."This foundational act is printed in full on the front page under an engraving of an early version of the Great Seal of the United States. It is signed in type by George Washington as President, John Adams as Vice President and President of the Senate, Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg as Speaker of the House, and Thomas Jefferson as Secretary of State.Historical BackgroundFirst U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton proposed a three-part financial system to stabilize and improve the nation's credit and monetary supply. In addition to the assumption of state war debts, and the establishment of a federal mint and excise taxes, Hamilton proposed the creation of a national bank to handle the financial business of the United States government under the newly approved Constitution.Hamilton's idea was that the new bank could be funded by the sale of $10 million in stock, of which the U.S. government would purchase $2 million on loan to be paid back in ten annual installments. The remaining stock would be sold to individuals in the United States and abroad.Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson and James Madison opposed th … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Seth Kaller, Inc. [US]
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2018-07-05 06:54:44
BEWICK, Thomas (1753-1818)
Newcastle upon Tyne: printed by and for S. Hodgson, R. Beilby, & T. Bewick, Newcastle: sold by them, by G. G. J. & J. Robinson, & C. Dilly, London, 1791. Second Edition. A superlative example of the second (and best) edition: "no mere reprint: it was a largely revised, expanded, and improved work. Impressions of the cuts are far more satisfactory, there are drastic revisions and many additions in the text, many blocks have been reworked, twelve new figures are added, and the fourteen descriptions of bats make their first appearance." (Roscoe) Demy 8vo: x,483,[1]pp, with title-vignette, 212 figures of four-legged creatures, and 107 vignettes and tailpieces, all engraved on wood by Bewick. Armorial bookplate of Edward Nicholas Hurt (1795-1867). Beautifully bound in contemporary full tree calf (evidentially the original binding), flat spine in six compartments with central gilt ornament in each, red morocco lettering piece gilt. End sheets foxed else virtually pristine with strong impressions of the cuts. Roscoe 2b. Tatterfield, pp. 79-103. Lowndes I, p. 168. Bibliotheca Bibliographici 431. "Few first books have been published to such unanimous acclaim as the History of Quadrupeds. . . . The three most influential periodicals of the day, the Critical Review, the Analytical Review and the English Review, united in awarding the Quadrupeds full length articles . . . Though Beilby's text was praised, . . . it was the woodcuts that riveted critics's attention. . . . Designed and cut almost exclusively without borders, they dominated the page. Although Bewick is said to have preferr … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd [U.S.A.]
2018-07-04 14:06:02
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]
2018-07-04 14:05:10
ALEXANDER HAMILTON
Philadelphia, PA. Newspaper. Gazette of the United States, March 2, 1791. Philadelphia: John Fenno. Includes full text of February 25 "Act to Incorporate the Subscribers to the Bank of the United States." 4 pp., 10 x 16 in. "An Act to Incorporate the Subscribers to the Bank of the United States""The establishment of a bank for the United States.upon the principles which afford adequate security for an upright and prudent administration."This foundational act is printed in full on the front page under an engraving of an early version of the Great Seal of the United States. It is signed in type by George Washington as President, John Adams as Vice President and President of the Senate, Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg as Speaker of the House, and Thomas Jefferson as Secretary of State.Historical BackgroundFirst U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton proposed a three-part financial system to stabilize and improve the nation's credit and monetary supply. In addition to the assumption of state war debts, and the establishment of a federal mint and excise taxes, Hamilton proposed the creation of a national bank to handle the financial business of the United States government under the newly approved Constitution.Hamilton's idea was that the new bank could be funded by the sale of $10 million in stock, of which the U.S. government would purchase $2 million on loan to be paid back in ten annual installments. The remaining stock would be sold to individuals in the United States and abroad.Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson and James Madison opposed the idea of a bank and cl … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Seth Kaller Inc. [White Plains, NY, U.S.A.]
2018-07-04 06:02:49
KEMPELEN, WOLFGANG von. - [THE FORERUNNER OF COMPUTERIZED SPEECH]
Wien, Degen, 1791. 8vo. Contemporary paper boards. A bit of wear to extremities and gilt title-label to spine renewed. A stamp to blank verso of title-page ("Herzoglicher Meiningischer Biblothek") and notes to front free end-paper. Very nice, clean, fresh, bright, and crisp. Printed on good paper. (20), 456 pp. + engraved frontispiece-portrait and 26 engraved plates. Scarce first edition of the work that introduced speech synthesis and presented the world's first speech synthesizer. The book is furthermore a landmark work in linguistics and philology, being also foundational in the science of speech and speech development. "Kempelen first discusses in general terms the origins of languages and then considered the mechanisms and physiology of speech generation. Finally, he describes a mechanical device that took him twenty years to build and that can produce speech generation. On the nature of language Kempelen argues that human speech and reason are connected and that they develop together over time and he rejects the theory that all languages come from a single (divine) source. He studies the function of the organs of speech and discovers that the cavities over the larynx play the most important role in acoustic articulation. His machine comprises a pressure chamber for the lungs, a vibrating reed for vocal cords, a leather tube, the shape of which helps to produce different vowel sounds, and constrictions controlled by fingers for generating consonants. For plosive sounds he includes movable lips and a hinged tongue." (Gedeon, Science and Technology in Medicine, p. 139).T … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Lynge & Søn ILAB-ABF [Copenhagen, Denmark]
2018-07-04 05:46:38
[States General of the Netherlands].
1791. 5 vols. XXIV, 365, (1) pp. (4), 368 pp. (4), 250, (2) pp. VIII, 369, (1) pp. VIII, 280 pp. With numerous folding tables. Contemporary speckled pink cardboard with printed labels to spine. A detailed report on the Republic's poor state of the finances, mainly caused by the high costs of the Fourth Anglo-Dutch War that lasted from 1780 to 1874. The first two parts contain the Memorandum, or the General Report of the committee, the third part contains the relevant appendices. The fourth part concerns the treatment of the report in the provinces and the fifth the "states of war", with detailed proposals for improvements to the always difficult distribution of financial burdens among the provinces in the Republic. - Bindings slightly worn, the spines in particular. A few old ink annotations. Untrimmed copy.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris [AT]
2018-07-03 21:33:15
Mariti (Giovanni Philippo)
Paris: Chez La Soci�t� Typographique, 1791. Paris: Chez La Société Typographique, 1791. First French edition. Two volumes, small octavo. Each volume good- condition. Each volume tan quarter-leather binding and green boards with white dot design. Each volume ex-library. Title gilt design and gilt bands of each volume clean. Slight chipping at the tail of the spine for each volume. Small white call number to bottom of the spine of each volume. Quarter inch horizontal tear along the bottom edge of the title page of volume 1. Library stamp to title page of each volume. Owner bookplate to front pastedown of each volume. Boards of each volume worn with moderate rubbing. Edges of boards worn. Half-inch wear marking of the front cover of volume 1 chipped deeper into the board near the top of the spine on the front board. General age-toning to pages, uneven in some place. Text of pages generally free of markings. Bookworm markings to several rear pages of volume 1 near the gutter; the same to the front of volume 2 near the gutter; the same to the rear of volume 2 near the fore-edge. Markings generally do not affect the text of pages or their legibility and are primarily to the bottom margin of the books. Volume 1 to 342pp, volume 2 to 423pp. Shelved in Case #4. Dupont.
Bookseller: Second Story Books, ABAA [Rockville, MD, U.S.A.]
2018-07-03 07:09:12
BAUDELOCQUE, (JEAN LOUIS).
1791. 2 cont. hcalf. Spines a little rubbed. Gilt spines with titlelabels. Top of spine on vol. 1 with a few small tears. Very slightly brownspotted. (20),756,(20),556 pp. and 3 large fold. tables and 17 folded engraved plates (plates 1-7 loose inlaid in vol 1). Complete. ¶ Scarce German translation of B's main work. B. invented a pelvimeter and advanced the knowledge of pelvimetry and of the mechanism of labour. The external conjugate diameter is known as "Baudelocque's diameter" (Garrison & Morton No 6255).
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2018-06-29 07:18:56
KEMPELEN, WOLFGANG von. - [THE FORERUNNER OF COMPUTERIZED SPEECH]
Wien, Degen, 1791. 8vo. Contemporary paper boards. A bit of wear to extremities and gilt title-label to spine renewed. A stamp to blank verso of title-page ("Herzoglicher Meiningischer Biblothek") and notes to front free end-paper. Very nice, clean, fresh, bright, and crisp. Printed on good paper. (20), 456 pp. + engraved frontispiece-portrait and 26 engraved plates. ¶ Scarce first edition of the work that introduced speech synthesis and presented the world's first speech synthesizer. The book is furthermore a landmark work in linguistics and philology, being also foundational in the science of speech and speech development. "Kempelen first discusses in general terms the origins of languages and then considered the mechanisms and physiology of speech generation. Finally, he describes a mechanical device that took him twenty years to build and that can produce speech generation. On the nature of language Kempelen argues that human speech and reason are connected and that they develop together over time and he rejects the theory that all languages come from a single (divine) source. He studies the function of the organs of speech and discovers that the cavities over the larynx play the most important role in acoustic articulation. His machine comprises a pressure chamber for the lungs, a vibrating reed for vocal cords, a leather tube, the shape of which helps to produce different vowel sounds, and constrictions controlled by fingers for generating consonants. For plosive sounds he includes movable lips and a hinged tongue." (Gedeon, Science and Technology in Medicine, p. 139) … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Bookshop Herman H. J. Lynge & Søn [DK]
2018-06-29 06:16:31
LABORDE, (JEAN BENJAMIN de).
Paris, Didot L'Aîné, 1791. Bound in 3 nice contemp. full mottled calf. Raised bands, richly gilt spines. Titlelabels with gilt lettering. Top of spine on vol. 3 restored. (6),XLIX,415,30,(6) pp. + (4),62,412,70,16 pp. + (4),472,(4) pp., 9 maps on 6 large folded engraved plates, 3 engraved plates and 25 tables. Some scattered brownspots.Atlas-volume lacks. ¶ Brunet III, 713.
Bookseller: Bookshop Herman H. J. Lynge & Søn [DK]
2018-06-28 21:42:06
Franklin, Benjamin.
Chez Buisson, libraire, rue Haute-feuille, no. 20, Paris, 1791. pp. vi, 156, [207] (pp.204-7 misnumbered 360-63). 8vo. 220 mm. In this example the last three leaves of the table of contents are photo copies. It is remarkable though that the original front wrap (made out of printers' waste) and printed spine label are present. First Edition of Franklin's famous Autobiography which preceded the English edition by two years. Querard attributes most of this French version to Dr. Jacques Gibelin (1744-1828). Ford notes that the part written by Franklin alone covers to the year 1731 with the remainder of his life translated from Wilmer's Memoirs of Franklin, with considerable alterations. Aside from Poor Richard's Almanac, the Autobiography is Franklin's best known and most important work. A classic piece of American biography,wherein Franklin tells the story of his climb, from poverty to success and influence, with the aid of thrift, frugality, industry, and wit. It is also one of the best pictures of life in Philadelphia during his youth and middle age. Franklin is wonderfully frank about people with whom he was involved and his own motives for his actions. Even today, it is a worthwhile read for anyone interested in the history and character of Colonial and Revolutionary America. Ref: Howes F323 (b); Streeter Sale 4171; Ford 383 (pp. 183-184); Grolier American 100, 21; Sabin 25549. EXTREMELY RARE. UNCUT - IN THE ORIGINAL WRAPS WITH LABEL. **PRICE JUST REDUCED! CHEST 1/3
Bookseller: Bookshop Family Album [US]
2018-06-28 19:24:28
LA PEROUSE, (JEAN-FRANCOIS de GALAUP).
1791. Paris, Plassin, 1798. 8vo. a. folio. (44 x 30) cm. Textvolumes bound in 4 contemp. hcalf. Gilt spines with gilt lettering. Tome-label on volume one eroded. Stamp on title-pages. (4),LXVIII,368;(4),414;316,(120 = Tables);(4),328 pp. A few scattered brownspots. Atlasvolume bound in matching hcalf. Spine gilt and rubbed. Lower compartment of spine with wear and tear. Engraved portrai of Pérouse as frontispiece. Engraved pictorial titlepage with cupids and naviogational instruments (dessinée par Moreau le Jeune) and 69 engraved maps, plans and plates of which 32 are large folded engraved maps. Mild foxing to some parts of some maps, occasionally mild dampstains to some plates, marginal browning and some spotting. One map with a repair to folding. ¶ Second edition of the textvolumes (the first appeared the year before, 1797) and first edition of plates. (69 plates to the first, 70 to the second)."In 1785, Jean-Francois de Galaup, Comte de la Perouse, began preparations for an extensive sea voyage. His aim was to explore the Pacific regions of North and South America, Asia and Australasia. The sponsor of the expedition was the French king, Louis XVI, who was inspired by Captain James Cook's Pacific voyages. Louis ordered the French expedition to show the world that France could also dominate in ocean exploration. The expedition consisted of two ships - La Boussole and L'Astrolabe. They carried a total of 225 crew, officers and scientists. The ships left France in August 1785 and sailed south around Cape Horn. The voyage was expected to last four years. During the voyage, La … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Bookshop Herman H. J. Lynge & Søn [Denmark]
2018-06-28 14:22:36
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent
Stampe di Antonio Zatta e Figli, Venezia, 1791. I ed. Iitaliana 2 tomi. In-8, pp. 746 (1° e 2° tomo), bross. Con 13 tavole f. t. del Lavoisier. Stato buono (consunzione e fioriture dovute al tempo. Nel 1° vol. lacune triangolari nell'indice)
Bookseller: De Carlo [Carmagnola, TO, Italy]
2018-06-28 08:58:35
Blake, William. Wollstonecraft, Mary.
12mo. London: printed for J. Johnson, 1791. 12mo, xii, 177, (3, advertisements) pages, with 6 plates by William Blake after his own designs, and an extra plate bound in at the front (not by Blake). Modern polished tree calf, gilt backstrip, red label, in very good condition. Some plates have offset onto the facing page as usual. First edition to contain William Blake’s characteristic illustrations, reminiscent in iconography to his designs for his own Songs of Innocence (1789). This copy has all the plates in the second, and much improved, state, and an extra plate at the front thought to be by Blake (but not). This collection of didactic tales for youth, in part reinforcing the lessons of Wollstonecraft’s first book, Thoughts on the Education of Daughters, proved her most popular book, going through five editions by 1800. Windle, Bibliography of Mary Wollstonecraft, A3b. Bentley, Blake Books, 514A. Easson and Essick, vol. I, no. III.
Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller [US]
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2018-06-28 07:19:22
PAINE, Thomas
1791 RARE 1st ed Rights of Man Thomas Paine French Revolution Edmund Burke 2v “Whatever is my right as a man is also the right of another.” ¬– Thomas Paine, Rights of Man ‘Rights of Man’ was a book by Thomas Paine consisting of articles posing that a political revolution is allowed if a government does not support or defend its own people. Edmund Burke wrote an attack on the French Revolution, and thusly, Thomas Paine wrote his own defense of the French Revolution, responding to Burke’s critical reports. This incredible rare first French edition was published in two separate parts in 1791 and 1792; however, this edition was immediately suppressed and many, if not most, of the copies were destroyed. This French edition includes the entirety of Paine’s work – later London editions were censored and edited. This edition also includes a preface that Paine wrote specifically for this French edition. It states: “Government exists to guarantee to the individual that portion of his natural rights of which unaided he could not ensure himself. These rights, with respect to which all men are equal, are liberty, property, security, and resistance to oppression.” Item number: #3882 Price: $1750 PAINE, Thomas Droits de l'homme; en réponse a l'attaque de M. Burke sur la revolution francoise A Paris : chez F. Buisson, Mai 1791. Details: • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 parts in 1 o Part I – [6], vii-xii, 227, [1] o Part II – [4], iv, 16, 224 • References: Howes P 31; PMM 241; Lowndes 1761; • Language: French • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • Size: ~8.5in X 5.5in (22cm x 14cm) • A … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Schilb Antiquarian [Columbia, MO, U.S.A.]
2018-06-27 07:35:27
Blake, William. Wollstonecraft, Mary.
London: printed for J. Johnson, 1791. 12mo, xii, 177, (3, advertisements) pages, with 6 plates by William Blake after his own designs, and an extra plate bound in at the front (not by Blake). Modern polished tree calf, gilt backstrip, red label, in very good condition. Some plates have offset onto the facing page as usual. First edition to contain William Blake's characteristic illustrations, reminiscent in iconography to his designs for his own Songs of Innocence (1789). This copy has all the plates in the second, and much improved, state, and an extra plate at the front thought to be by Blake (but not). This collection of didactic tales for youth, in part reinforcing the lessons of Wollstonecraft's first book, Thoughts on the Education of Daughters, proved her most popular book, going through five editions by 1800. Windle, Bibliography of Mary Wollstonecraft, A3b. Bentley, Blake Books, 514A. Easson and Essick, vol. I, no. III. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller, ABAA [San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.]
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2018-06-26 07:29:17
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]
2018-06-25 05:35:24
(AUCTION CATALOGUE: MOLS, F.)
1 p.l., 87 pp. 8vo, self-wrappers, stitched as issued. Anvers: J. Grangé, [1791]. There was an earlier François Mols sale in 1769 and I suspect the present catalogue offers material not in the earlier catalogue or, more unlikely, the unsold lots. While slight (666 lots), this catalogue is filled with really wonderful groups of book and art auction catalogues and all-too-briefly described manuscripts. Well over two-thirds of the lots are book and art auction catalogues, including many unfamiliar, famous, or rare ones. Fine crisp copy. A contemporary note on the verso of the title-page states the auction will commence with lot 1. Priced throughout in a contemporary hand. ❧ Blogie, I, col. 38.
Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc. [United States]
2018-06-22 17:41:01
Deperthes, Jean Louis Hubert Simon):
Berlin, Voss 1791. 8vo. 3 Bl., 422 S., 1 Bl.; 1 Bl., 352 S., 2 Bl. mit 1 Kupfer-Frontispiz. Halblederband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung (berieben), anfangs stärker fleckig, Gebrauchsspuren, danach wenig fleckig, ein ordentliches Exemplar. Seltene deutsche Ausgabe von Reisen und Schiffbrücken in die Arktis, nach Ostindien, usw. Einige Reisen sind hier zum ersten Mal in deutsch abgedruckt. Inhalt des ersten Bands: 1. Schiffbruch eines holländischen Schiffs, und Überwinterung der Mannschaft desselben auf der östlichen Küste von Nova Zembla in den Jahren 1596 und 1597. S.1-66. 2. Begebenheiten acht Englischer Matrosen, welche im Jahr 1630 an der Küste von Grönland überwintern mußten. S.67-81. 3. Überwinterung der Mannschaft eines Englischen Schiffs unter dem Kommando des Kapitains Thomas James, auf der Insel Carlton in der Hudsonbay, während der Jahre 1631 und 1632. S.82-124. 4. Freiwillige Überwinterung sieben holländischer Seeleute auf der Sankt Moritzinsel in Grönland, woselbst sie Anfang Mai s im Jahr 1634 gestorben. S.125-144. 5. Schiffbruch der Englischen Fregatte Speedwell, an der östlichen Küste von Nova Zembla im Jahr 1676. S.145-161. 6.Schicksal vier Rußischer Matrosen, welche auf einer wüsten Insel von Ostspitzbergen im Jahr 1743 ausgesetzt worden. S.162-173. 7. Seereisen, welche von den Rußen unternommen worden, eine Durchfahrt nach Amerika zu entdecken; nebst dem Bericht von dem Schiffbruch des Schiffs des heil. Petrus an der Beringsinsel im Jahr 1741. Nebst einigen Nachrichten, diese Gegenden, die Kurilischen Inseln u.s.w. betreffend. S.174-234. 8 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Kainbacher [Baden bei Wien, Austria]
2018-06-21 05:48:11
William Blackstone
A. Strahan, 1791. Hardcover. Very Good. THIS COMPLETE FOUR VOLUME SET IS IN NEAR FINE CONDITION BEAUTIFULLY AND PROFESSIONALLY REBOUND IN 3/4 LEATHER WITH MARBLED BOARDS, SIX COMPARTMENTS AND FIVE RIBS TO SPINE WITH BRIGHT GILT DETAILS AND TITLE. BINDING AND HINGES ARE VERY GOOD, NO LOOSE OR MISSING PAGES, PAGES ARE WITHOUT MARKS, LIGHT SPORADIC FOXING. BOOKS MEASURE 8.75"x5.75", 227 YEARS OLD. A BEAUTIFUL SET IN REMARKABLE CONDITION!
Bookseller: Reagan's Rare Books [U.S.A.]
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2018-06-20 21:37:03
London, 1791-1802. Very Good. 1791-1802. Volumes 1-6 bound in 4 books. Recently rebound and in excellent condition. Old ex-library copies with only pencil marks on verso of title pages. All plates appear to be present. Some are hand-colored, some are fold-outs. Minor foxing, otherwise interiors are plates are quite nice. The book titled Volume 3 in the picture has volumes 3 and 4, and the book titled Volume 5 has volumes 5 and 6.Your purchase benefits literacy and summer reading programs in Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio. We ship every business day. All books ship in cardboard bookfolds with delivery confirmation.
Bookseller: Ohio Book Consortium [Lynchburg, OH, U.S.A.]
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2018-06-20 21:36:42
London, 1791-1802. Very Good. 1791-1802. Volumes 1-6 bound in 4 books. Recently rebound and in excellent condition. Old ex-library copies with only pencil marks on verso of title pages. All plates appear to be present. Some are hand-colored, some are fold-outs. Minor foxing, otherwise interiors are plates are quite nice. The book titled Volume 3 in the picture has volumes 3 and 4, and the book titled Volume 5 has volumes 5 and 6.Your purchase benefits literacy and summer reading programs in Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio. We ship every business day. All books ship in cardboard bookfolds with delivery confirmation.
Bookseller: Ohio Book Consortium [Lynchburg, OH, U.S.A.]
2018-06-20 06:17:34
Rousseau, Jean Jacques [1712 - 1778
London: Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1791. 1st edition thus, i.e., by this publisher, and one of 3 editions issued in 1791. Cf. PMM 207, for the 1762 first edition. [8], 387, [1 (blank)] pp. 8vo. 7" x 4-1/4". Later tan half-calf binding with pale green cloth boards. Blue speckled edges. Spine sunned, a few spots otherwise VG+. Item #45436 "The Social Contract, originally published in 1762 as On the Social Contract; or, Principles of Political Rights (French: Du Contrat Social; ou Principes du Droit Politique) ... in which Rousseau theorized about the best way to establish a political community in the face of the problems of commercial society, which he had already identified in his Discourse on Inequality [1754]. The Social Contract helped inspire political reforms or revolutions in Europe, especially in France. The Social Contract argued against the idea that monarchs were divinely empowered to legislate. Rousseau asserts that only the people, who are sovereign, have that all-powerful right." [Wiki]. Per PMM, "'Contrat Social' remains Rouseeau's greatest work. ... a work of compelling eloquence. ... [and] indisuputable cogency.". [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: tavistockbooks (tavbooks) [Alameda, California, US]
2018-06-20 06:15:09
Jäger, Johann Christian):
Frankfurt, Jäger, 1791. 24 Bll., 108, 28, 60 S., 1 Bl., S. 109 - 350, 8 Bll., 76 S., 1 Bl. (Schlussrede des Verlegers). 1 Kupfer-Frontisp., 17 Kupfer-Porträts, 3 (2 gefalt. und 1 altkolor.) Kupfertafeln und 1 gefalt. schematische Tafel. Erste Ausgabe dieses Diariums der vorletzten Kaiserkrönung in Frankfurt am Main mit allen Anhängen und den beiden Varianten des Kupferporträts von Kurfürst und Erzbischof von Trier Clemens Wenzeslaus von Sachsen. - Lipperheide Sba 36. - Nach Joseph II. überraschendem Tod wurde Leopold II. am 30. September zum Römisch-Deutschem Kaiser gewählt und die Krönung fand am 9. Oktober 1790 in Frankfurt am Main statt. Interessant an der vorliegenden Krönung war, dass Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - der im Gegensatz zu vielen Wiener Musikgrößen nicht eingeladen war - sich auf eigene Faust nach Frankfurt zur Krönungszeremonie auf den Weg machte. Im Gepäck hatte er zwei neue Klavierkonzerte, die "Krönungskonzerte". Doch auch die Reise nach Frankfurt brachte ihm nicht den erhofften Erfolg. Berühmtere Namen wie etwa Salieri waren gefragt, die Musik des Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wollten nur wenige hören. Entmutigt, erschöpft und mit leeren Taschen kehrt er nach Wien zurück. Das in zwei Teile, 2 Anhänge und das "Kaiserliche Wahl- und Krönungs-Diarium. Sechster und letzter Abschnitt enthaltend die Wahlkapitulation Seiner Römisch Kaiserlichen Majestät Leopold des Zweiten" unterteilte Werk enthält eine genaueste Beschreibung der Wahlformalitäten und Krönungszeremonien mit den angeschlossenen Festlichkeiten sowie der Aufzählung der wichtigsten den Festlichkeiten beiwohn … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Matthaeus Truppe Antiquariat [Graz, Austria]
2018-06-20 05:44:41
William Blackstone
A. Strahan, 1791. THIS COMPLETE FOUR VOLUME SET IS IN NEAR FINE CONDITION BEAUTIFULLY AND PROFESSIONALLY REBOUND IN 3/4 LEATHER WITH MARBLED BOARDS, SIX COMPARTMENTS AND FIVE RIBS TO SPINE WITH BRIGHT GILT DETAILS AND TITLE. BINDING AND HINGES ARE VERY GOOD, NO LOOSE OR MISSING PAGES, PAGES ARE WITHOUT MARKS, LIGHT SPORADIC FOXING. BOOKS MEASURE 8.75"x5.75", 227 YEARS OLD. A BEAUTIFUL SET IN REMARKABLE CONDITION! [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Reagan's Rare Books [MIdlothian, VA, U.S.A.]
2018-06-17 12:21:01
Boswell James
by Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1791. 2 volumes. First edition, with 'give' on p. 135. With round robin plate, signatures page, portrait frontispiece. 4to, contemporary-style full rich calf, richly gilt decorated spines, red and green contrasting morocco labels gilt, key-rolls gilt at the top and bottom of the spines, gilt bands to the spines. xii, (16), 516; 588. A very nice copy indeed, the bindings in fine order, fresh and clean and with just some normal age to the text-blocks. IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION IN QUITE PLEASING AND VERY WELL PRESERVED CONDITION. Celebrated for its intimacy and vividness, Boswell's Life of Johnson "is one of the best books in the world. It is assuredly a great, very great work. Homer is not more decidedly the first of heroic Poets,--Shakespeare is not more decidedly the first of Dramatists,--Demosthenes is not more decidedly the first of Orators, than Boswell is the first of Biographers..." (Macauley, in the Edinburgh Review, 1831). Boswell learned a great deal about the art of biography from his subject, and brought to his task boundless curiosity, persistence, and zest. Boswell had been collecting material for this work since his first interview with Johnson in 1763, and was confident that his kind of biography, "which gives not only a History of Johnson's visible progress through the world, and of his publications, but a view of his mind in his letters and conversations, is the most perfect that can be conceived, and will be more of a Life than any work that has ever yet appeared." Only 1750 copies of the first edition were printed.
Bookseller: Antiquarian Bookshop Buddenbrooks, Inc. [US]
2018-06-15 22:13:14
Reilly, Franz Johann Josef von und Ignaz Albrecht
[Wien] oJ, 1791. 3 Bände (von 4) des 2. Teils 336 handkolorierte Landkarten, (Nummern 92-427, so kompletter Band) // 162 handkolorierte Landkarten (Nummern 428 - 590, es fehlen gegenüber dem Exemplar im BVB die Karten 591 - 597) 30 x 44 cm, Ganzleder, bzw. Halblederbände der Zeit, beschabt und berieben. Im Band herausgeschnittene Brandstelle mit kleinem Bildverlust auf den Karten 92,93,106 Fehlstelle bis zum den Kartenrand von Karte 102, 103, 110, 116. Die Karten ansonsten weitgehend fleckenfrei und blütenweiß. alle Karten von Hand grenzkoloriert, durchgehend numeriert, mit beschrifteten Kartuschen und Maßstäben. Phillips 2845. - 'Reilly veröffentliche ab Mitte 1789 jede Woche eine Landkarte für einen - wie er ihn anfangs bezeichnete - "Universal-Atlaß nach Büschings großer Erdbeschreibung" . Geplant waren insgesamt drei Teile: zwei für Europa, einer für die übrigen Kontinente. Zur realisierung gelangten innerhalb von 17 Jahren 830 Blätter, die aber nur europäische Gebiete zeigten.' [Wawrik, Berühmte Atlanten, Harenberg 1982 S.264] #*****# Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 499 [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: REDIVIVUS Buchhandlung & Antiquariat [Germany]
2018-06-14 06:19:22
Long, John
London, 1791. First Edition. Uncut in original paper covered boards, scattered rubbing/staining to covers and edges, professionally rebacked with original spine laid down, internally very clean and wide margined - preserved in cloth folder and morocco-backed cloth slipcase. A complete copy with list of subscribers, errata leaf, extensive Chippewa vocabulary, folding engraved map of Canada (with light offsetting), title page lightly spotted - overall a solid copy and quite rare in original boards***Starting in 1768, Britishman John Long spends nearly twenty years immersed amongst the Mohawk and other Native Tribes while engaged in the fur trade. An important and fascinating piece of early Americana. It shed light on Indian life and the critical fur trade***Think "The Revenant" only earlier and without a vicious grizzly mauling.********For even better pricing, visit our website*****
Bookseller: Anniroc Books [U.S.A.]
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2018-06-04 07:08:23
Robert Jackson
London: Printed for J. Murray, 1791. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good binding. An attractive First Edition copy. Robert Jackson was a British army physician in the late 18th century. This work advocated the use of cold affusion, or the application of cold water, for British soldiers stricken by the tropical fevers of Jamaica. The book also has the historical importance of directly aiding him in securing an appointment as surgeon to the 3rd regiment, or Buffs, when war broke out in 1793. As he was not connected with the College of Physicians of London, he was not formally eligible for the office of army physician, only securing it due to the intervention of the Duke of York. "This personal incident was the beginning of Jackson's resolute opposition to the monopoly of the College of Physicians and to the corrupt administration of the old army medical board, which ended in a new regime in 1810, and in an open career from the lowest to the highest ranks of the army medical service" (DNB X, 542). Jackson is now known as an important military reformer and historical authority on fevers, this work being an important foundation stone for both aspects of his life's work. Contemporary calf binding, with a brown morocco label and gilt rules. Rules rolled in gilt on the edges. Minor loss to the top of the spine, with the beginnings of separation to the top of the front joint. Spots and soiling to the front board. Lacking front and rear endpapers. Bookplate on the front pastedown. Not in Osler. (Dictionary of National Biography X, 542. Garrison-Morton 10111.). Very Good binding … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc. [US]
2018-06-02 15:37:18
Multiple Authors
London : printed for the proprietors, under the direction of John Bell, 1791, Hardcover, First Edition. Finely bound in contemporary gilt-blocked calf. Remains preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Physical description; 22 volumes. Contents; Volume I: Philaster, Venice Preserved. The Orphan. Albion Queens. Vol. II; Theodosious. Rival Queens. All for Love. Oedipus. Vol. III: Tamerlane. Fair Penitent. Jane Shore. Lady Jane Gray. Vol. 4: The Siege of Damascus. Cato. The Mourning Bride. The Distrest Mother. vol. V: Zara, Alzira. Tancred and Sigismunda. Edward the Black Prince. VI: Douglas. George Barnwell. The Countess of Salisbury. Ximena: the heroic daughter. Vol. VII: Oroonoko. Isabella. The Earl of Essex. The Revenge. Vol. VIII: The Gamester. King Charles I. Cleone. The Roman Father. The Earl of Warwick. Vol. IX: Boadicea. Medea, The Grecian Daughter. the Carmelite. The Battle of Hastings. Vol. X: Rule a Wife and Have a Wife. The Chances. The Alchymist. Every Man in His Humour. Vol. XI: The Spanish Fryar. The Recruiting Officer. The Beaux Stratagem. The Constant Couple. Vol. XII: The Drummer. The Busy Body. The Wonder. A Bold Stroke for A Wife. Vol. XIII: The Tender Husband. The Conscious Lovers. Love for Love. The Miser. Vol. XIV: The Double Gallant. The Careless Husband. The Refusal. Love Makes a Man. Vol. XV: Shewou'd and She Wou'd Not. The Provok'd Husband. The City Wives' Confederacy. The Hypocrite. Vol. XVI: The Foundling. the Good Natured Man. She Stoops to conquer. The Committee. Vol. XVII: The Country Lasses. The Gamesters. The Suspicious Husb … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: MW Books Ltd. [Galway, Ireland]
2018-06-02 06:12:15
Stamperia Sirtori,, In Milano, 1791. Cm. 16, pp. (4) 528. Legatura d'inizio '900 in piena pelle, dorso a piccoli nervi con titoli e filetti in oro. Buono stato di conservazione, ma privo della tavola f.t. Rara edizione milanese di quest'importante ricettario contenente tutte le ricette classiche della cucina piemontese, il cui scopo fu quello di adattare i metodi di cucina francesi all'utilizzo di ingredienti italiani, il primo effetto del riflusso della cultura gastronomica francese su quella autoctona. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense [riva del garda, Italy]
2018-05-31 14:40:56
SCHROETER, Johann Hieronymus
Lilienthal, for the author, 1791. Two vols., 4to, pp. [18], xx, 676, [1]; [8], xxii, 565, [1], with engraved title vignettes to both volumes, and 75 engraved plates, five folding; a very few leaves with the odd spot; contemporary half calf over speckled board, red leather labels. A SUPERB COPY, CRISP, CLEAN, ENTIRELY UNCUT, AND COMPLETE WITH THE VERY RARE SECOND VOLUME, OF SCHROETER'S FAMOUS WORK, 'THE FOUNDATION OF MODERN SELENOGRAPHY' (Brown). ‘Schröter studied law at Göttingen but also attended lectures in mathematics, physics, and astronomy, the last under Kästner Through his appreciation of music he met the Herschel family, who revived his interest in astronomy. In 1781 he became chief magistrate at Lilienthal, a post that left him free time to devote to astronomy. With the aid of the optician J.G. Schrader he built and equipped an observatory that subsequently became world-famous for the excellence of the instruments. ‘Some were made in his own workshop; others he bought from Herschel, the latter including a reflector with a twenty-seven-foot focal length, the largest on the Continent. George III of England enabled Schröter to continue his astronomical work by buying all of his instruments, with the stipulation that they remain in Schröter’s possession until his death, when they would become the property of the University of Göttingen. Schröter was also awarded a grant to hire an assistant. K.L. Harding and, later, F.W. Bessel were among those who held the post. ‘For thirty years the observatory at Lilienthal was a center of astronomical research and was visited by fo … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Detlev Auvermann Rare Books [London, United Kingdom]
2018-05-31 05:44:59
Hargrave, Francis
One of two works which Holdsworth termed Hargrave's "principal service to legal history", a rich and diverse selection of forty previously unpublished tracts from his extraordinary collection ultimately purchased and deposited in the British Library. Contemporary calf, much rubbed, joints just cracking but quite firm, labels lacking, else very clean and bright; the Taussig set. Printed for E. and R. Brooke, Bell-Yard, Temple-Bar, London, 1791-92.
Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc. [U.S.A.]
2018-05-30 17:06:54
Buffon
Aux Deux-Ponts, Sanson & Cie, 1786-1791. 54 vols. complete. Small 8vo (15,5x10 cm). Contemporary half leather, spines richly gilt in compartments (some tops and feet spines dam.; small tears and rubbings to spines, with loss of layers of leather, for 4 volumes with serious loss, some hinges repaired); with red and green title-labels (5 labels missing); edges painted red. With together 300 hand-coloured engravings by Pillement fils. - The sections: Histoire naturelle générale, 1785. 13 vols. With portrait, 24 engravings (numbered plates vol. 3 (1-7) and in vol. 4 (7-8): etc. complete) and 4 maps on 3 leaves: "Carte du nouveau Continent' and 'Carte de l'ancien Continent' on 1 leaf), 'Carte des régions polaires' and 'Carte montaignes de Langres'. Quadrupèdes, 1786-1791. 14 vols. (Vol. 12: 'Table des Matières"& 'Concordance'; vol. 14 with 'Éloge de Condorcet'). With 186 hand-coloured engravings. Oiseaux, 1785-1787. 18 vols. With 114 hand-coloured engravings (in vol. 4 and 5 a few brown spots, also affecting 3 plates; of vol 5 a few pages misnumbered, but complete). Minéraux, 1790. 9 vols. - Complete set, nice interior condition with all the 329 plates on 328 leaves, engraved by Pillement fils, the 300 plates depicting animals in contemporary hand colouring are very attractive. 13000g [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Emile Kerssemakers ILAB [Heerlen, Netherlands]
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2018-05-30 07:21:05
Long, John
Hamburg: Benjamin Gottlob Hoffmann, 1791. xxiv,334,[2]pp. plus folding map. 20th-century cloth spine and marbled boards, spine gilt. Very minor foxing. Very good. First German edition. Long began working for the Hudson's Bay Company in 1768. As a fur trader he travelled extensively among the Canadian Indians for nineteen years. "His knowledge of the character, customs, and domestic life of the Indians was therefore the most thorough and intimate. His relations are characterized by candor and intelligence..." - Field. "An excellent account of the customs and manners of the Indians among whom the author lived..." - Graff. "The most valuable record of Indian life and the fur trade of the period, by a fur trader who lived 19 years in the old Northwest. The vocabularies occupy pp.183-295 and are of great value. The map, showing the territory from the Great Lakes north to James's Bay and from the Mississippi east to the St. Lawrence, is entitled 'Sketch of the Western Countries of Canada 1791'" - Vail. This particular copy appears to have three cancel leves bound in before the main body of the text - leaves A2, A5, and A6 - containing slightly altered versions of the text. HOWES L443. FIELD 946 (ref). VAIL 878 (ref). PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 2312.
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [US]
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2018-05-30 07:21:05
MANCHESTER]. Benjamin BARTLETT
J Nichols for the Society of Antiquaries, 1791. J Nichols for the Society of Antiquaries,, 1791. 4to., First Edition thus, on laid paper, with series half-title, title, 17 fine engraved plates, 6 engraved maps (one folding), a map in the text, 6 pedigrees (2 folding) and large folding chart, contemporary and later signatures and presentation inscriptions on half-title, some occasional relevant annotation in the text in a neat contemporary hand; handsomely bound in nineteenth century dark green morocco, sides with triple frame border enclosing inner double frame stopped at corners with sprays and rosettes including title all in gilt, back with raised bands tooled in gilt, second compartment ruled and lettered in gilt, all other compartments ruled and tooled in gilt, gilt edges, marbled endpapers, inner dentelles gilt, expertly recased with hand-made endpapers, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. Published as Bibliotheca Topographica Britannica, Vol. IX. No. 1. THIS COPY IS COMPLETE IN EVERY DETAIL AS CALLED FOR BY UPCOTT. The text includes advertisement, additions and corrections. There are two contemporary binding discrepancies: Plate VI is placed at p.41 (not p.49); the large folding chronological chart is placed at p.25 (not p.35). The series half-title, remarking the work's status in continuation of BTB, is often missing. Anderson, p. 291; Upcott, Warwickshire XXVII, pp.1279-1281. RARE.
Bookseller: Island Books [Thakeham, West Sussex, United Kingdom]
2018-05-29 15:57:17
EAST INDIA COMPANY.
London printed for J. Debrett. On a more extensive plan than any hitherto offered to the public. Containing Complete and Correct LISTS of the Company's Civil, Military, Marine, Law, and Revenue Establishments: Public Offices, Bankers, Greek, Armenian, Mogul and Portuguese Merchants: Company's Agents at Home and Abroad: with A Correct List of British European Subjects residing in INDIA, not in the Company's Service. etc. 1791, 12mo bound in sixes, approximately 155 x 90 mm, 6½ x 3½ inches, pages: xii, 1-156, bound in full speckled roan, gilt lettered morocco label to spine, gilt date at bottom of spine, double blind rules to covers. Binding, hinges slightly rubbed, pale age-browning to title page and to outer margin of last page, pale foxing to endpapers, tiny hole to 1 page, just affecting last 2 numbers of a date, light crease to top of 1 page, otherwise a very good copy. ESTC T32387. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. [Oxford, United Kingdom]
2018-05-29 05:46:13
GOLDONI, Carlo.
Bologna, nella Stamperia di San tommaso d’Aquino, 1791; pp. 47 (1); (unito:) Pamela maritata commedia del Signor Avvocato Carlo Goldoni. In Bologna nella Stamperia di S. Tommaso d"Aquino, 1775; pp. 54 (2). Don Giovanni Tenorio o sia il Dissoluto commedia del Signor Avvocato C. Goldoni. Bologna, nella Stamperia di san Tommaso d’Aquino, 1775; pp. 62 (2); (unito:) L’Apatista ossia l’indifferente commedia del signor avvocato C. Goldoni veneziano. Bologna, nella stamperia di S. Tommaso d’Aquino; 1764; pp. 59 (1); (unito:) I mercanti commedia del signor avvocato Carlo Goldoni. Bologna, nella Stamperia di S. Tommaso d’Aquino, 1775; pp. 75; (unito:) Il Padre per amore commedia del Signor Carlo Goldoni veneziano. Bologna, a S. Tommaso d’Aquino, 1763; pp. 62 (2); La Veneziana in Algeri del Sig. Abate Pietro Chiari bresciano. In Bologna, nella Stamperia di S. Tommaso d’Aquni, 1791; pp. 59 (1). Un volume in 8vo (cm. 17,5); mz. pergamena coeva con punte. Raccolta di 7 commedie rilegate insieme all’epoca di C. Goldoni (6) ed una di P. Chiari.
Bookseller: LIBRERIA PAOLO BONGIORNO [Modena, MODEN, Italy]
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