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2013-11-01 12:25:18
OCAMPO, Florian de, et al
Madrid: Benito Cano,, 1791–2. 10 volumes, small quarto (211 × 148 mm). Contemporary tree calf, smooth spines richly gilt in compartments with massed tools, three red and green morocco labels, the lowest with gilt monogram, marbled endpapers, red edges. Engraved title pages in first 8 vols., 2 engraved portraits, engraved headpieces by Juan Palomino after Antonio Carnicero. Purple inkstamps of the Count de Torre Díaz to front free endpapers. Small dark stain at lower inner corner to first few leaves of vol. I, else generally clean and fresh, a very good copy. A handsomely bound set of the standard edition of the Chronicles of Spanish kings started by Florian de Ocampo (c.1499–c.1558) and Ambrosio de Morales (1513–1591). The first two volumes contain Ocampo's chronicle. Volumes 9 and 10 are entitled "Las antigüedades de las ciudades de España que van nombradas en la Corónica", continuing the Corónica to the death of Alonso VII by P. de Sandoval's Historia de los reyes de Castilla y de Leon. A set with an Anglo-Spanish interesting provenance: the Zuluetas were an old Basque family ennobled as counts of Torre Díaz in the 19th century, owners of a private bank in London. Rafael Merry del Val (1831–1917), Marquis of Merry del Val, was secretary to the Spanish legation in London, a monarchist supporter of Alfonso XII. His eldest son Alfonso, marquess of Merry del Val (b.1864), was Spanish ambassador to the United Kingdom between 1913 and 1931. His younger brother, also Rafael (1865–1930), was born at the Spanish Embassy in London and became a Roman … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-10-31 18:30:28
Encyclopedie methodique
Subject: (Tornitore in metallo). Paris, (1791) 4to br. cop. muta, pp. 220/284 con 43 (di 44) tavole di cm. 21 x 27 (sette doppie) incise in rame raffiguranti laboratori, offocine, macchinari grandi e piccoli, utensili svariatissimi e qualche prodotto finito. Manca la tav. 1.
Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI
2013-10-31 18:30:28
LACOMBE Jacques
- Chez Panckoucke, à Paris 1791, in-4 (20x26cm), relié. - Edition originale. Selon la préface, elle vient compléter L'Encyclopédie méthodique éditée par Panckoucke. Reliure en pleine basane brune d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné de filets. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Un petit manque en tête et en queue. Frottements. Traces de restaurations anciennes en coins et queue. Trois premiers feuillets (dont feuillet de garde) froissés. Les Anas, qui ont particulièrement fait flores au XVIIe sont des recueils de pensées diverses, d'anecdotes et de bons mots, mis dans le plus grand désordre et destinés au public comme un divertissement intellectuel. L'originalité de cet ouvrage est de les avoir rassembler en dictionnaire, sans citer toutefois les auteurs. L'ensemble devenant un monumental ana que l'on peut ainsi feuilleter du début à la fin, avec plaisir, surprise et instruction : on notera que la part belle est faite à l'histoire et aux personnages. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First Edition. According to the preface, it complements Methodical Encyclopedia edited by Panckoucke. Full sheepskin brown time. Back to nerves decorated with nets. Part of title in red morocco. A small loss in head and tail. Friction. Traces of old restorations corners and tail. First three leaves (including leaf guard) wrinkled. The Anas, who is particularly flores seventeenth are collections of various thoughts, anecdotes and jokes, put in the greatest disorder and to the public as an intellectual entertainment. The originality of this book is to have them together in the dictionary, but cite the … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet [Paris, France]
2013-10-28 02:46:25
Friedal, Adam de
Philhellenic: London "now in course of Publication...by A Friedal, 34, Surrey Street, Strand and Sold by the principal Book & Printsellers in, 1791. Philhellenic: London "now in course of Publication...by A Friedal, 34, Surrey Street, Strand and Sold by the principal Book & Printsellers in Town & Country." . Black & white lithograph portrait of Alexandros Mavrokordatos from the fourth edtion of Friedals "Series of Greek Portraits (4th part)" verso blank. Printed on India paper, mounted. Printed signature in Greek Full length portrait of Mavrocordato, standing in his office; the first time this image was published. Text below in English & French The first time this image was published Alexandros Mavrokordatos ( 1791- 1865, ) He was a member of the Filiki Eteria and was among the Phanariot Greeks who hastened to the Morea on the outbreak of the War of Independence in 1821. He was active in endeavouring to establish a regular government, and in January, 1822 he was elected by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus as the "President of the Executive". He commanded the advance of the Greeks into western Central Greece the same year, and suffered a serious defeat at Peta on July 16, but retrieved this disaster somewhat by his successful resistance to the First Siege of Missolonghi (Nov. 1822 to Jan. 1823). His English sympathies brought him, in the subsequent strife of factions, into opposition to the "Russian" party headed by Demetrius Ypsilanti and Kolokotronis; and though he held the portfolio of foreign affairs for a short while under the presidency of Petrobey (Petros M … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-10-23 21:34:32
RAMSAY, David
London: J. Johnson and J. Stockdale,, 1791. 2 volumes, octavo (204 × 124 mm). Contemporary calf, red morocco lettering- and black morocco numbering-pieces, flat spine, compartments gilt with an urn to the first, floral motifs to the fourth and sixth, and olive branch tool to the fifth, attractive "paraph" tools as corner-pieces to all, as also to the numbering-piece, edges stained yellow. Errata leaf bound in at the rear of each volume. Minor rubbing at the extremities, upper joint of Volume I just started toward the head, tan-burn from the turn-ins to the prelims, foxing to the endpapers and fore-edge, some encroachment to the margins, but overall a very good set. First UK edition, two years after the Philadelphia-published American first, but in fact from American sheets with a cancel title, part of the original title still visible in Volume II of this set. A very pretty set of "almost the first and very probably the most accomplished of the many histories of the American Revolution and making of the Federal Constitution" (O'Brien). The present work and Ramsay's History of the Revolution in South Carolina were the first works to be copyrighted by the authority of the United States government. As no copyright law had yet been enacted, this was done by a special act of Congress on 20 April 1789. Ramsay studied medicine at the College of Pennsylvania, and practised for a year in Maryland before settling in Charleston: "He bore a letter from his preceptor and friend, Dr. Benjamin Rush, who declared that he was 'far superior to any person we ever graduated at our c … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-10-20 20:45:02
HOWARD (John)
London: Printed for J. Johnson C. Dilly and T. Cadell, 1791. Large 4to, 297 x 222 mms., pp. vi, 259 [260 - 272 Index], 32, 22 folding engraved plates, no half-title, bound in late 19th century half blue hard grain morocco, blue linen boards, spine richly gilt; front joint a little rubbed, but a fine copy. The text includes an appendix, "containing observations concerning foreign prisons and hospitals: collected by Mr. Howard, in his concluding tour. Together with two letters to Mr. Howard, from John Haygarth M.D. edited by John Aikin." Howard published this in 1789, shortly before his death in January, 1790. R. W. England, in "Who Wrote John Howard's Text? The State of Prisons as a Dissenting Exercise" (British Journal of Criminology, 1993), notes that Howard makes no clear mention of writing the work himself, and that Aikin, in his account of Howard, acknowledged the assistance of "an old retired friend," who then passed the text to Richard Price. Quoting from many of Howard's letters and other documents, England argues that Howard was more than just assisted by various Dissenters in the production of his books, but that they were responsible for making them into clear English prose. One might add that the first known lazaretto, a kind of quarantine station for travellers, often none too salubrious, was established in Venice in 1403, [Attributes: Soft Cover]
Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB [LONDON, United Kingdom]
2013-10-17 19:58:32
BURKE, Edmund
London various publishers 1791 - Collected Works Extended by 5 Volumes of Mostly First Editions BURKE, Edmund. [A Collection of Works]. London [and Birmingham: various publishers, 1791-1827]. Comprising: [Volumes I-XVI:] The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke. A new edition. London: Printed for F. and C. [and J.] Rivington., 1801[-1827]. [Volume XVII:] BURKE, [Edmund]. A Letter from Mr. Burke, to a Member of the National Assembly; In Answer to Some Objections to his Book on French Affairs. The second edition [i.e., first English edition, second impression]. Paris, printed, and London, re-printed for J. Dodsley, 1791. [And:] BURKE, [Edmund]. Two Letters from the Right Honourable Mr. Burke, on the French Revolution: One to the translator of his Reflections on the Revolution in French; the other to Captain W?, on the same subject. [First, unauthorized, edition]. London: Printed for H.D. Symonds, 1791. [And:] [BOOTHBY, Brooke]. A Letter to the Right Honourable Edmund Burke. London: Printed for J. Debrett, 1791. [And:] SCOTT, Major [John]. A Letter from Major Scott to the Right Honourable Edmund Burke. London: Printed for John Stockdale, 1791. [And:] PRIESTLEY, Joseph. Letters to the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Occasioned by his Reflections on the Revolution in France, &c. Birmingham: Printed by Thomas Pearson, and sold by J. Johnson, 1791. [Volume XVIII:] BURKE, [Edmund]. An Appeal from the New to the Old Whigs, in Consequence of Some Late Discussions in Parliament, Relative to the Reflections on the French Revolution. The fourth edition [i.e., first edition, fourth … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Heritage Book Shop, ABAA
2013-10-16 19:11:41
[DARWIN, Erasmus]
London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1791. . Two parts in one volume, part I first edition, part II third edition. 4to. xii, 212, (1), 212-214, 126, (ii); (iv), x, 197, (1) pp., directions to the binder bound in between the parts. Late 19th century half vellum over marbled boards, gilt lettered red label, patterned endpapers, a manuscript note regarding the author dated 1906 tipped in on the second free endpaper along with a cutting from the Derby Advertiser dated 1909. Frontispiece and 9 plates in each part. Some occasional light spotting, mild rubbing to extremities, a very good copy overall. A famous work by Charles Darwin’s grandfather covering a wide range of scientific subjects and including lengthy appendices and notes on meteors, primary colours, frost, electricity, iron, coal, granite and winds amongst others. Five of the plates in the first part are engraved by William Blake. Bentley, 450.
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2013-10-15 16:51:32
GADEBUSCH, Thomas Heinrich (utg.)
Berlin, G. A. Lange, 1791-92. 8:o. (12),+ 192; (4),+ 193-404 s. Småfläckar på s. 196 och 211-12. Något nött, men trevligt mörkblått samtida pappband med vit titeletikett och gula snitt. Ur Gustaf d?Albedyhlls bibliotek, med hans exlibris (variant 2 med devisen Mors sine musis vita) och ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. Setterwall 206. Carlander III, s. 88 f. Består av sex delar: I: Nachrichten der Schwedischen Staatsveränderung im Jahr 1719. II: Des Grafen Gyllenborgs Bericht von dem Zustande des Reichs Schweden unter der Regierung Carls XI. III: Geschichte des Schwedischen Senats vom Freyherrn Schering Rosenhane. IV: Catharina I, Kaiserin von Russland, von Schwedischer Herkunft. V: Wichtige Frage an die Weisen und Verständigen im Lande, betreffend eine neue (Schwedische) Münzverfassung und eine neue Reichsmünze, zur Befreyung von dem reichsverderblichen Agiohandel. VI: Antwort an diese Frage. Thomas Heinrich Gadebusch (1736-1804) var svensk-tysk ämbetsman och författare, samt från 1775 professor i tysk och pommersk statsrätt i Greifswald. Han gav ut flera källpublikationer och översatte många svenska verk till tyska, bl. a. Hasselquists ?Resa till Heliga landet? Han flyttade 1798 till Stockholm för att ingå i den allmänna statsberedningen och var där verksam till sin död. Hans omfattande samling tryckt och otryckt material om Pommerns historia köptes efter hans död av Riksarkivet i Stockholm och går där under namnet Gadebuschska samlingen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Centralantikvariatet [Stockholm, Sweden]
2013-10-12 23:49:10
[DARWIN, Erasmus].
London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1791. . Two parts in one volume, part I first edition, part II third edition. 4to. xii, 212, (1), 212-214, 126, (ii); (iv), x, 197, (1) pp., directions to the binder bound in between the parts. Late 19th century half vellum over marbled boards, gilt lettered red label, patterned endpapers, a manuscript note regarding the author dated 1906 tipped in on the second free endpaper along with a cutting from the Derby Advertiser dated 1909. Frontispiece and 9 plates in each part. Some occasional light spotting, mild rubbing to extremities, a very good copy overall. A famous work by Charles Darwin's grandfather covering a wide range of scientific subjects and including lengthy appendices and notes on meteors, primary colours, frost, electricity, iron, coal, granite and winds amongst others. Five of the plates in the first part are engraved by William Blake. Bentley, 450.
Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop
2013-10-12 16:45:31
Cautillo, Francesco
Napoli : stamperia di m migliaccio, 1791, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First Edition. Finely bound in modern aniline calf-backed marbled boards. Gilt-blocked leather label to spine, with gilt-crossed raised bands. Scattered marginal foxing. Water stain evident to pages clxiii to cclxviii. Remains particularly well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 268 pages; Description: cclxviii. p. ; 26cm. Subjects: Staurita of S. Peter Fusariello -- Families of Aquarie. Italy -- History -- Early works to 1800. Language: Italian. 268 pages. Inventory No: 216523.
Bookseller: MW Books Ltd. [Galway, Ireland]
2013-10-10 09:22:26
[BIFFI TOLOMEI Matteo].
[S.l., s.n.t.], 1791, in-8, bella br. decorata coeva (dorso professionalmente reintegrato com carta coeva e molto simile all'originale), pp. 122. Prima edizione. Angolo esterno basso delle ultime 7 carte reintegrato, ma bell'esemplare. Ex-libris Pietro Buoninsegni.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Gozzini [Italy]
2013-10-10 03:21:47
GILLRAY (James)
[London], Pubd March 5th 1791, by H. Humphrey, No. 18 Old Bond Street. 1791. Broadside engraving, 360 x 260 mms., engraved on one side only, uncoloured, and in very good condition. The Sitter is Gertrude Russell (née Leveson-Gower), Duchess of Bedford, with Elizabeth Gunning, John Gunning, and Susannah Gunning (née Minifie). Miss Gunning sits astride a cannon directed against the facade of Blenheim. Her mother (right) fires the cannon by putting her pen to the touch-hole. Elizabeth Gunning (1769 - 1823) moved to London with her parents, John Gunning (1742 - 1797) and Susannah Gunning née Minfie (1739/40 - 1800), when she was said to be engaged to be engaged to her cousin the Marquess of Lorne, heir to the Duke of Argyll. Later speculation liked her to a grander destiny, to be the wife of the Marquess of Blandford, heir to the Duke of Marlborough. Letters said to be from Blandford proved to be forgeries, and scandal ensued (so what else is new?), and the engraving caricatures the alleged attempts of her family to force a marriage between Blandford and Elizabeth. She married a Major Plunkett in 1803.
Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB [LONDON, United Kingdom]
2013-10-09 04:00:03
Baudelocque, Jean Louis
2 Bde. 2 gest. Titelvign., 17 gef. Kupfertaf., 3 gef. Tab., (10 Bl.), 756 S. - (10 Bl.), 556 S. Schöne Halblederbde. d. Zt. mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung (gering berieben). Das Hauptwerk in der maßgeblichen deutschen Ausgabe, das größten Einfluß auf die deutsche Geburtshilfe ausübte. - Waller 773; vgl. Garrison/Morton 6255 (EA 1781). - "Als eine besondere Glanzzeit in der Geschichte des französischen Hebammenwesens ist die Periode zu bezeichnen, in welcher Ende des 18. und Anfang des 19. Jahrhunderts Jean Louis Baudelocque sich dem Hebammenunterricht in der Pariser Maternité widmete, unterstützt von der ausgezeichneten Oberhebamme Mme Lachapelle... Gross sind seine Verdienste um die Beckenmessung. Der Zange widmet er ein eingehendes Studium namentlich auch bezüglich der Nachteile der Kompression des Kopfes. Die Wendung auf den Kopf erwähnt er zwar bei einigen Arten der Schieflage, zieht aber in allen Fällen die Wendung auf die Füsse vor. Baudelocque war einer der eifrigsten Gegner des Schamfugenschnitts, ebenso hat er seine Autorität der künstlichen Frühgeburt für lange Zeit den Eintritt in Frankreich verwehrt. Er hat einen Einfluss von ähnlicher Intensität und Ausdehnung auf die Geburtshilfe - nicht nur auf die französische - ausgeübt, wie sein älterer Landsmann André Levret" (Fasbender 245ff). - Stempel Titel verso. Ungewöhnlich gut erhalten.
Bookseller: Antiquariat im Hufelandhaus GmbH vorm. L
2013-10-09 03:05:20
GIFFORD, JOHN (1758-1818)
London : Printed by C. Lowndes, Drury-Lane; and sold by W. Locke, Red-Lion Street, Holborn, 1791. London : Printed by C. Lowndes, Drury-Lane; and sold by W. Locke, Red-Lion Street, Holborn, 1791. First Edition. Provenance; from the library of SSM Kelham with bookplate. Frontis of V. 1 torn with minor loss. Very good copies all in the original, full tree calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with a contrasting Morocco gilt-blocked labels; very impressively finished. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. ; 8vo 8"" - 9"" tall; Physical description; 4 v. : front. (v. 1) plates, ports., fold. map (front., v. 4) ; 28 cm. Note; John Gifford is the pseudonym used by John Richards Green. Vols. 2 and 3 have imprint: 'Printed for C. Lowndes, and W. Locke. 1792'. Subjects; Duane, William, 1760-1835. France - History. Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, N32806..
Bookseller: MW Books [Ireland]
2013-10-06 17:20:59
AKISATO, Rito
186 woodcut full-page illus. (of which 168 are double-page). Six vols. in seven. 8vo, orig. wrappers, orig. block printed title label on each upper cover (frayed), new stitching. Osaka: 1791. First edition of this richly illustrated travel guide to Nara, one in a series of similar guides to various parts of ancient Japan written by Akisato (fl. 1780-1814). He was the first to write detailed accounts of early Japan. He travelled with his artists throughout the country in order to accurately record the landmarks; his books were immediate best sellers. The illustrations are by Takehara Shunchôsai (d. 1800), one of the leading illustrators of the period, accompanied by Haiku poems with explanations in both Chinese and Japanese. This work describes the notable landmarks of Nara, the ancient capital of Japan before Kyoto and Tokyo. Not only are the most important temples, gardens, landscapes (in numerous and marvelous bird's eye views), and archeological remains portrayed in this finely illustrated set, scenes of daily life are also shown, including planting and harvesting crops, hunting and fishing, housekeeping, rituals and celebrations, bathing, etc., etc. Nara has always been famous for its deer population. There is a wonderful double-page illustration of men at a "café" throwing rice crackers to the nearby deer. This practice continues today. Shunchôsai draws landscapes in a realistic way. His illustrations are not only meticulously executed and aesthetically appealing but are also full of detailed and accurate information. This is an invaluable record of ancient Nara as … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-10-04 12:49:04
Arabic Manuscript].
N. p., 1206 AH [1791 AD]. 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH [Vienna, A, Austria]
2013-09-24 21:41:42
Philadelphia: Mathew Carey, 1791. volume 10. Full Calf. Good. 8vo. Volume 10 covering from July through December 1791. Professionally rebacked. Lightly browned throughout as is usual for 18th century American paper but very tight and easily readable. . Probably the most important American publication of its time.
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2013-09-18 08:35:24
E. CLAVIERE .
chez Desenne et Bailly, à Paris. (10 juillet 1791), in-8, faux -titre, titre, introduction générale et Avertissement (XXVIII p.), 318 p.broché, couverture muette papier gris de l'époque, manque de papier au dos, intérieur à toutes marges, en partie non coupé, bon état à part une petite mouillure claire en marge latérale des trois premiers feuillets et en marge supérieur de 14 feuillets intérieurs. L'ouvrage bien complet, se termine à la p. 318, et présente de nombreuses erreurs de pagination, en particulier passage de la p. 240 à la p. 292 alors que le texte se suit et que la signature des cahiers passe bien de P à Q. "Adresse de la Société des Amis des Noirs à l'Assemblée Natiionale,A toutes les Villes de Commerce, à toutes les Manufactures, aux Colonies, à toutes les Sociétés des Amis de la Constitution."
Bookseller: Nicole Perray [L'ISLE D'ESPAGNAC, France]
2013-09-18 07:36:48
RAHBEK, K.L. (udg.):
1.-16. årgang i 32 bind. + Ny danske Tilskuer. Et Ugeskrivt. 1.-2. årgang i 4 bind. Kbhvn. 1791-1808. Ialt 36 bind indbundet i samtidigt halvlæder med farvede titelfelter og guldtryk på ryggen. De sidste 14 conforme bind varierer en anelse i farve fra de 22 første conforme bind. Bindet på årgang 1802 beskadiget (se billeder). Gammelt navn og bemærkning på friblad.. Alt som udkom. Alment og litterært tidsskrift, som med deres fingerede brevform, pseudonyme spil og (snakkesaligt) populariserende stil indskrev sig i den Spectator-tradition, som englænderne Joseph Addison og Richard Steele skabte, og som allerede midt i 1700-tallet var taget op af fx Jørgen Riis og af Holberg i hans Epistler og Moralske Tanker og af J.S. Sneedorff i Den patriotiske Tilskuer (1761-63). [Den store danske encyclopædi]
Bookseller: Peter Grosells Antikvariat
2013-09-15 03:42:42
Gonzalez de Agueros, Pedro Father
The first large-scale map of Chiloe. 1791. Madrid. Benito Cano. Very good condition, save for minor damp stain in upper left, usually found severely folded, this copy in remarkable impression and printed on thick paper, never bound. 563 mm x 408 mm. 3,800 u$sAn extremely rare Chilian Island of Chiloe and a magnificent copy; it appears in Gonzalez de Agueros? "Descripcion Historial de la Provincia y Archipielago de Chiloe en el reyno de Chile, y Obispado de la Concepcion". The Chiloe Archipelago is a large group of islands, which features the large island of Chiloe, located off the coast of Chile in the Pacific. The map is very detailed, we can only assume it was compiled from the most updated available geographical information; it is dramatically engraved and features a compass rose and a title cartouche. This copy appeared in a late 18th century composite atlas by Tomas Lopez, which accounts for the exceptional condition it is found in.
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2013-09-15 03:42:42
Gonzalez de Agueros, Pedro Father
1791 - The first large-scale map of Chiloe. 1791. Madrid. Benito Cano. Very good condition, save for minor damp stain in upper left, usually found severely folded, this copy in remarkable impression and printed on thick paper, never bound. 563 mm x 408 mm. 3,800 u$s An extremely rare Chilian Island of Chiloe and a magnificent copy; it appears in Gonzalez de Agueros’ “Descripcion Historial de la Provincia y Archipielago de Chiloe en el reyno de Chile, y Obispado de la Concepcion”. The Chiloe Archipelago is a large group of islands, which features the large island of Chiloe, located off the coast of Chile in the Pacific. The map is very detailed, we can only assume it was compiled from the most updated available geographical information; it is dramatically engraved and features a compass rose and a title cartouche. This copy appeared in a late 18th century composite atlas by Tomas Lopez, which accounts for the exceptional condition it is found in. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: HS Rare Books
2013-09-13 18:49:12
(Schneider, Carl):
Braunschweig, Schulbuchhandlung 1791.. Mit 2 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. VIII, 102 S., 1 Bl. - ANGEBUNDEN: (ders.): Anleitung zur Erziehung und Bearbeitung eines Schweisshundes, Saufinder und Dachshundes als ein Nachtrag zu der Erziehung und Bearbeitung eines jungen Hühnerhundes. Ebda., 1793. 28 S. Mit Brokatpapier bezogener Pappband d. Zt. Knorring, Bibliotheca venatoria 1054 und 1058. - Das hübsche Brokatpapier zeigt verschiedene Vögel (Pfau, Auerhahn, Taube, Schwan). sowie einen Elefanten, Wildschwein, Nilpferd u. a. - Berieben und etwas bestoßen. Tls. fleckig, SS.16/17 im angebundenen Werk stärker betroffen. Die Tafeln durch Fehlfaltung etwas knittrig.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski
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2013-09-08 17:16:24
Los-Rios, Mdlle [Charlotte-Marie de].
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2013-09-02 22:17:24
Boulanger, Nicolas-Antoine
(Geneve). Hardcover. Geneve, 1791. Contains a biographical notice of the author by Diderot. 12mo, contemporary mottled calf, gilt-lettered spine-lables. Covers dried, a few spine-ends split, but still in very good collectible condition. Born the son of a paper merchant in Paris, Boulanger studied first mathematics, and later ancient languages. He composed several philosophical works in which he sought to come up with naturalistic explanations for superstitions and religious practices, all of which were published posthumously. His major works were Research into the Origins of Oriental Despotism («Recherches sur l?origine du despotisme oriental», 1761) and Antiquity Unveiled («L?Antiquité dévoilée par ses usages», 1766). Boulanger's collected works were published in 1792. Tres bon etat. (BM 3: 1076 (642)) OCLC 11928225, locating two copies. . Very Good. 1791. First Edition.
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2013-08-31 16:18:20
Boswell, James
Printed by Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1791. FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE of the most famous and most beloved biography in the English language. One of only 1750 copies of the first edition printed (both first and second states combined). LONDON: PRINTED BY HENRY BALDWIN FOR CHARLES DILLY, 1791. First state with "gve" on page 135 of vol. I. Quarto. Two volumes. Contemporary calf, skillfully rebacked. Gilt compartments, double-labels. A wide margined copy in a handsome binding. With frontispiece (after Sir Joshua Reynolds) and the two engraved plates in vol. II. Courtney & Smith, pp. 172-73. Pottle 79. Grolier English Hundred 65. Rothschild 463. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: CollectorsFolio [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2013-08-28 23:52:24
Salkeld, William
Dublin: James Moore, 1791. Hardcover. Very Good. "With Some Special Cases in the Courts of Chancery, Common Pleas, and Exchequer, Alphabetically digested under proper Heads From the First Year of K. William and Q. Mary to the Tenth Year of Q. Anne ... With Two Tables; one of the Names of the Cases, the other of the Principal Matters therein contained. ... The Sixth Edition with several Hundred References to Lord Raymond and other Reporters since his Time, added (to those by Knightly D'Anvers, Esq. in the former Edition) by George Wilson ... and encreased and brought down to the present Time, by Leonard MacNally." 3 vols.; 22 cm. Signatures: [pi]2 B-2I4; [p1]4 B-2F4 2G2; A-2P4 2Q 8vo. Unusual signing: in v.3 the second leaf of each signature from B through 2C is signed 4 rather than 2. Last leaf blank. No pagination. Contemporary full calf; gilt-tooled red leather label on vol. 2: Salkeld's Reports. Former owners' names on front endpapers: Frick, in an older hand, and D.C. Rench, April 1859. With (found in one volume): a promissory note protest dated Dec. 23, 1820, and signed by Wm. Frick. William Frick (1790-1855) was admitted to the Maryland bar in 1813; was appointed chief judge of the Baltimore County Court in 1848; and was elected first judge of the Superior Court of Baltimore in 1851. D.C. Rench was DeWitt Clinton Rench (1838-1861) from Washington Co., Md., who practiced law in Baltimore. After returning home in 1861 prior to enlisting with the Confederacy, he went to Williamsport, Md., on business for his father; there he was attacked by a mob and murdere … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Classic Books and Ephemera, IOBA [Lansdowne, PA, U.S.A.]
2013-08-28 15:58:49
[WILBERFORCE, William, compiler]
London: James Phillips, 1791 Book. Near Fine. Soft cover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Large 8vo (226x147 mm), xxvi, [2:blank],155 pp. Folding engraved map of the West Coast of Africa at the end and a large folding engraved plate showing the hold of the slave-ship Brook bound after p.36 (split at fold with old pasted paper repair). Original drab boards with paper spine (lower portion chipped); all edges untrimmed; lower edge of title-page with paper flaw (rather than torn-off portion), occasional very light spotting and marginal soiling. A fine copy in unsophisticated state. Collated complete. ----- Sabin 81745. FIRST EDITION of the classic work in the abolitionist canon. Wilberforce's argument before Parliament stands as one of the most important attempts to portray the iniquities of the African slave trade. The diagram of the hold of a slave ship with slaves packed in layer upon layer, is without question the most recognizable image of the horrors of slavery. This diagram was engraved after an American print by Mathew Carey, issued in 1789. The English book appearance predates its more commonly known version published in Thomas Clarkson's History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade (Philadelphia,1808)..
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2013-08-28 01:48:22
Mifflin, Thomas
Philadelphia: Original, October 1791. 1st Edition. Other Other. Very Good. (Americana)(Autograph Letter Signed) Mifflin, Thomas. Autograph Letter Signed. Philadelphia: Original Letter, October 28, 1791. One sheet (7 3/4 by 9 1/2 inches). Personal letter in regards to the sale of 'Deferred Stock' to the office of the Comptroller General of Pennsylvania (John Nicholson). Mifflin was a Major General during the American Revolution and served as the 5th President of the U.S. Congress. He was the 1st Governor of the state of Pennsylvania and a signer of the Constitution of the United States. Mild toning and creasing. VG overall.
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2013-08-28 00:17:17
Johnson, J
London: J. Johnson. 1791. 12mo (17.5 cm x 10.5cm). H Hard Cover. Fair. First edition [1791]. Scarce three volume set (complete) containing the six parts of this work, illustrated with 114 (of 116) hand colored copper plate engravings. Plates are dated in the late 1780s, and bear the imprint of Jos. Johnson (the publisher of this work). Lacks the Toucan plate in Part I and the Man of War Bird plate in Part II (appear to have never been bound in as there is no evidence of removal). Content geared for knowledgable juveniles. Marbled boards with brown paper spines with applied paper labels, approximately 7 inches tall. Vol. I (containing parts I and II): (2), 91, (1), 77, (3)p. plus 40 plates. Vol. II (containing parts III, IV and V): (2), 71, (1), 55, (1), 82 (1)p. plus 42 plates. Vol. III (containing part VI): (2), xii, 232, (1), 7p. ads, plus 32 plates. Binding most likely mid to late 19th century, endpapers appear to have been replaced around that time period. Externally worn, with the spine strips separating, boards, rubbed, etc. (see image provided). Hinges cracked but text blocks sound, three leaves nearly detached at the beginning of vol. III, no other loosened pages. Internally very good, with very clean pages almost free from foxing. Plates have no chips or tears, colors bright, pages quite fresh.
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2013-08-26 14:01:18
Naval Document, Cadiz
Cadiz, 7 February, 1791. Official Health Certificate from Spain's naval authorities, completed in manuscript, signed in the original by 3 parties, certifies clearance for disembarkment and trade following inspection of an American vessel. Folio. Single leaf laid paper, printed recto only, measuring approximately 23 x 42 cm. Features large steel cut engraving. Text is in Spanish. Indication of moisture, otherwise very good condition, retaining a strong impression. Fascinating eighteenth century document from the Spanish Naval Court, signed on 7 February 1791, by an administrator of the Board of Health in Cadiz, issuing clearance to an American vessel named The Pilgrim, Captained by a John Smith, who was on a return voyage to colonial Philadelphia not long after the War of Independence. Following customary inspection for bubonic plague and other deadly diseases, Smith and his crew of six are free to enter port and trade goods, under certain restrictions, before heading to Philadelphia. Interestingly, they are specifically prohibited from trading slaves, as mentioned in the text. Captain John Smith was a Private, a trooper for the Royal Horse Guard Blues, a Cavalry Regiment of the British Army, before becoming a sea merchant. In 1784 Smith married Penelope Pitt (1749-1827), Viscountess Ligonier, daughter of the diplomatist and courtier George Pitt (1720-1803) of Stratfield Saye, Hampshire. Little else is known of him, though he may be a descendant of John Smith who emigrated to America in 1720, whose ancestry leads to John Smith born in 1655, County Monaghan, Ireland. This fam … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts [CA]
2013-08-26 10:24:38
COLE, MARY
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2013-08-25 16:16:56
Willem Albert Bachiene
Amsterdam: H. Gartman, W. Vermandel En J. W. Smit. Good+. 1791. Hardcover. 572 pages (273-844) covering the following: Het Landschap Drenthe; Generaliteits Landen; I. Staats Vlaanderen; II Staats Brabant. Vellum cover is soiled with moderate wear. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Pages clean and free of foxing. Only faint toning at top page edges. Fold-out chart. Penciled notes on front end sheet. .
Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books
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2013-08-23 15:47:56
Cole, Mary Mrs
London: G. Kearsley, 1791. 460 pages. Marbled boards with beige leather, title label red leather with gilt title. Containing the most approved recipes, confirmed by observation and practice, in every reputable English book of cookery now extant; besides a great variety of others which have never before been offered to the public. Also includes The Complete Brewer and The Family Physician.. Third Edition. Three-Quarter Leather. Good/No Jacket - as issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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2013-08-23 13:55:43
Willem Albert Bachiene
Amsterdam: H. Gartman, W. Vermandel En J. W. Smit. Good+. 1791. Hardcover. 498 pages (1159-1386; 1-270) covering the following: V. De Provincie Friesland; Vi. De Provincie Overyssel; Vii. De Provincie Groningen En Ommelanden. Vellum cover is soiled with moderate wear. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Pages clean and free of foxing. Only faint toning at top page edges. Penciled notes on front end sheet. .
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2013-08-22 06:22:45
the Late Mr Edmund Rack
Bath - R. Cruttwell, 1791 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A topographical study of Somerset. Including detailed geographical and historical details of Bath, Weston, Glastonbury, Yeovil and many others. With forty-eight plates, including a folding map of the county (collated complete). The Industrial Revolution in the Midlands and Northern England spelled the end for most of Somerset's cottage industries. Farming continued to flourish, however, and the Bath and West of England Society for the Encouragement of Agriculture, Arts, Manufactures and Commerce was founded in 1777 to improve farming methods. Despite this, 20 years later John Billingsley conducted a survey of the county's agriculture in 1795 and found that agricultural methods could still be improved. Coal mining was an important industry in north Somerset during the 18th and 19th centuries, and by 1800 it was prominent in Radstock. At the start of the eighteenth century, Bath was still relatively small, with a mellow abbey-cathedral (and thereby the grand title of city), but with a resident population of no more than 3,000 individuals. That was not insignificant. It ranked on a par with many other regional centres, such as Bedford in Bedfordshire, or Chichester in Sussex, but well behind the leading provincial capitals, such as Norwich, York, or near at hand Bristol. As the fame of Bath's medicinal waters spread, however, it began to attract visitors in ever greater numbers and, with them, a resident population and the facilities of a fashionable resort. (HT)Complete in three volumes. Condition: Expertly reb … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-08-20 17:08:32
[Johnson, Samuel. 1709 - 1784]. Boswell, James [1740 - 1795]
London:: Printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, in the Poultry.. 1791.. 4to: [A]^6 A-B^4 B - 3T^4 3U^2; B - 4E^4 4F1. Vol I: 2M4 & 2N1 cancels. Vol II: 5 cancelled leaves, as per Pottle. 10-7/8" x 8-1/2". 1st edition, 1st issue (Grolier 100 ENGLISH, #65; Pottle 79). 2 volumes: xii, [16], 516, [2 (blank)]; [4], 586 pp. Vol II, p 585 misnumbered 587; 586 as 588. Other mispaginations [see Pottle]. Vol I, p. 135 with 'gve'.. 20th C. speckled brown half-calf with tan paper boards. Maroon title labels in second compartment.. Modest binding wear. Prior owner pencil marginalia to Vol I, p. 394,. commenting on the neighboring text regarding females in service.. Occasional light foxing, primarily to preliminaries. Withal, a VG+. set.. Volume I with stipple-engraved frontis of Johnson, by James Heath, after the 1756 painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Vol II with two engraved facsimiles.
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA
2013-08-19 18:38:25
Mortimer, Thomas
1791. London, 1791. 11th ed.. London, 1791. 11th ed. Every Man His Own Broker: A Popular Eighteenth-Century English Handbook Mortimer, Thomas [1730-1810]. Every Man His Own Broker: Or, A Guide to the Stock-Exchange. In Which the Nature of Several Funds, Vulgarly Called the Stocks Is Clearly Explained, And Accurate Computations are Formed of the Average Value of East India Stock for Several Years, From the Current Year. The Mystery and Iniquity of Stock-Jobbing is Laid Before the Public, In a New and Impartial Light. The Method of Transferring Stock, And of Buying and Selling; The Several Government Securities, Without the Assistance of a Broker, Is Made Intelligible to All Persons Concerned; And an Account is Given of the Laws in Force Relative to Brokers, Clerks of the Bank, &c. With Directions How to Avoid the Losses that are Frequently Sustained by the Destruction of Bank Notes, India Bonds, &c. By Fire, And Other Accidents. Also, An Historical Account of the Origin, Progress, And Present State of Public Credit, Of the National Debt, Both Principal and Interest, Of Banking, And of the Sinking-Fund; With Advice to Adventurers in the State-Lotteries. To Which is Added, A Supplement, Containing Rules for Forming a Judgment of the Real Causes of the Rise or Fall of the Stocks; New Observations on the Payment of the Dividends; The Equation, And Other Useful Tables. London: Printed for G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1791. xxiv, 263, [1] pp. Engraved fold-out "Table of Equation." 12mo (6-7/8" x 4-1/8"). Contemporary sheep, carefully rebacked and re-cornered, lettering piece and gilt … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. [United States]
2013-08-19 10:37:38
Johnson, Samuel. 1709 - 1784]. Boswell, James [1740 - 1795]
London: Printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, in the Poultry. 1791. 1st edition, 1st issue (Grolier 100 ENGLISH, #65; Pottle 79). 2 volumes: xii, [16], 516, [2 (blank)]; [4], 586 pp. Vol II, p 585 misnumbered 587; 586 as 588. Other mispaginations [see Pottle]. Vol I, p. 135 with 'gve'. Volume I with stipple-engraved frontis of Johnson, by James Heath, after the 1756 painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Vol II with two engraved facsimiles. 4to: [A]^6 A-B^4 B - 3T^4 3U^2; B - 4E^4 4F1. Vol I: 2M4 & 2N1 cancels. Vol II: 5 cancelled leaves, as per Pottle. 10-7/8" x 8-1/2". 20th C. speckled brown half-calf with tan paper boards. Maroon title labels in second compartment. Modest binding wear. Prior owner pencil marginalia to Vol I, p. 394, commenting on the neighboring text regarding females in service. Occasional light foxing, primarily to preliminaries. Withal, a VG+ set. Item #38111. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA [Alameda, CA, U.S.A.]
2013-08-19 10:37:38
[Johnson, Samuel. 1709 - 1784]. Boswell, James [1740 - 1795]
London: Printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, in the Poultry, 1791. 1st edition, 1st issue (Grolier 100 ENGLISH, #65; Pottle 79). 20th C. speckled brown half-calf with tan paper boards. Maroon title labels in second compartment. Modest binding wear. Prior owner pencil marginalia to Vol I, p. 394, commenting on the neighboring text regarding females in service. Occasional light foxing, primarily to preliminaries. Withal, a VG+ set.. 2 volumes: xii, [16], 516, [2 (blank)]; [4], 586 pp. Vol II, p 585 misnumbered 587; 586 as 588. Other mispaginations [see Pottle]. Vol I, p. 135 with 'gve'. Volume I with stipple-engraved frontis of Johnson, by James Heath, after the 1756 painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Vol II with two engraved facsimiles. 4to: [A]^6 A-B^4 B - 3T^4 3U^2; B - 4E^4 4F1. Vol I: 2M4 & 2N1 cancels. Vol II: 5 cancelled leaves, as per Pottle. 10-7/8" x 8-1/2" [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA [United States]
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2013-08-16 13:08:26
Various
d 1799, 1791 Book. GOOD ONLY. Hardcover. A collection of uniformly boundtheatrical works all written as they were performed at the Theatre Royal on Drury Lane, Covent Garden. Regulated from the prompt books by permission of the managers, boasting a range of genres such as comedies, tragedies and comic opera's. Performed over the 1790's, many of the performances would have been performed in the larger 'new' Drury Lane. The theatre was in need of updating by the end of the 18th century, and was demolished in 1791. The third theatre was designed by Henry Holland and opened on 12 March 1794. Plays such as The Recruiting Officer by George Farquhar and Theodosius, or The Force of Love by Nathaniel Lee would have been performed at the temporary King's Theatre, in the Haymarket. Featuring a frontispiece and engraved title page to each play. Frequent playwrights include Beaumount and Fletcher, Isaac Bickerstaff, N. Rowe and Colley Cibber who was one of the directors of the 'new' larger theatre. Includes a copy of The Beggars Opera By John Gay, and A School for Wives adapted by Hugh Kelly. Condition: In speckled calf bindings. Externally,rather rubbed with shelfwear to the head and tail of spines and extremities. Many spines are cracked, with strained hinges and joints. Six of the volumes have boards held by the cords only, andseven have detached boards. Internally, generally firmly bound although The Country Lasses haslast leaves absent. The Morning Bride, Oroonoko, The West Indian and King Charles I has some marginal tide marks. Pages are generally bright with light scatteredspotti … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Rooke Books [United Kingdom]
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2013-08-16 08:34:47
Morris, Thomas:
London: John Ridgway, 1791.. 181,[4]pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author. Later marbled wrappers. Minor foxing in latter part of text, a few light dampstains to lower corner. Very good plus. In a half morocco and cloth case. The Herschel V. Jones- Rosenbach-C.G. Littell-Frank T. Siebert copy, with the Littell book label. Inscribed by Frank T. Siebert on the slipcase chemise: "Dr. Rosenbach says the finest copy he has ever seen." The seemingly slight title makes no mention of Captain Morris' journal, which he kept while an Indian captive during the Pontiac War between August and late September 1764. "On pages 1 to 39, [Morris] gives his narrative of the incidents of his hazardous mission to Pontiac, a savage general, who in a six weeks' campaign, overthrew the British authority in all the territories of the northwest. Captain Morris accepted the service at the request of General Bradstreet, sensible that to place himself in the power of the vindictive Indian chief, was little short of a sentence to death. General Bradstreet, who had the ill luck to bear a reputation too great for his capacity, had the additional misfortune of seldom knowing what he really wanted. Captain Morris, by the combined force of good fortune, and good conduct, escaped the perils which inclosed his course and seemed irresistibly to close behind him and forbid his return to life. With the fire kindled around the stake to which he was tied, he was more than once rescued at the last minute" - Field. According to Dr. Siebert's note, "Plenty rare." AYER 208. FIELD 1095. THOMSON 854. … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana
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2013-08-15 03:59:58
GILBERT, WILLIAM, LOCKE, W, + ANON
Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978 [cirencester, United Kingdom]
2013-08-15 03:59:58
GILBERT, WILLIAM, LOCKE, W, + ANON
London W. Locke. August - July 1792, 1791. Octavo 8 x 5 1/2 inches, bound in recent half leather. General title dated 1792, preface and 12 divisional sections for each month - numbered 9-494 pages, plus 4 pages of index. Each year calls for 3 plates - thus in theory there should be 36 plates but this copy has only 24 plates. The vendor can find no other copy to compare the plates to - THUS SOLD AS DEFECTIVE. BOUND WITH - for no apparent reason- THE ACCUSATION, TRAIL, DEFENCE, EXECUTION, AND LAST WILL, OF LEWIS XVI. Edinburgh 1793, portrait, title, plate of the guillotine, 1-108 pages. AND HILDROP, JOHN - FREE THOUGHTS UPON BRUTE CREATION: WHERE IN FATHER BOUGEANT'S PHILOSOPHICAL AMUSEMENT, & C, IS EXAMINED. London 1750. Title (soiled) with contemporary manuscript on the verso, 4-151 pages (final leaf defective plus pencil scribbling) . The first of two years of THE CONJUROR'S MAGAZINE. There is a scanned copy of this first year available online and the text collation herewith conforms to that copy THUS TEXT COMPLETE. A scarce work - only two listed at auction and one of those listed lacked all plates- the collation of the other is unstated. All plates throughout have been numbered by some early scribe. Sundry condition issues - please ask for further photos. SOLD AS A WORKING COPY OF ALL THREE WORKS. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978 [cirencester, United Kingdom]
2013-08-13 18:44:07
Bartram, William:
Philadelphia: James & Johnson, 1791.. [2],xxxiv,522pp. plus engraved frontispiece portrait of "Mico Chulcco the Long Warrior" by J. Trenchard after Bartram, engraved folding map, and seven engraved plates of natural history specimens (one folding). Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt, leather label. Hinges and top of spine neatly repaired. Modern ownership inscription on front fly leaf. Small tear in titlepage, repaired; tear in a plate, also neatly repaired. Light foxing. A very good copy in contemporary condition of a book almost always found damaged. In a red half morocco and cloth slipcase, spine gilt. The rare first edition of one of the classic accounts of southern natural history and exploration, with much material on the southern Indian tribes. For the period, Bartram's work is unrivalled. He travelled several thousand miles through the Southeast in the years just prior to the American Revolution. "...Bartram wrote with all the enthusiasm and interest with which the fervent old Spanish friars and missionaries narrated the wonders of the new found world...he neglected nothing which would add to the common stock of human knowledge" - Field. "Unequalled for the vivid picturesqueness of its descriptions of nature, scenery, and productions" - Sabin. "The classic of southern natural history and exploration, with much on the southern Indian tribes. Bartram's account of the remote frontier, of the plantations, trading posts, and Indian villages at the end of the eighteenth century is unrivaled" - Streeter. Includes a chapter concerning the customs and language of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana
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2013-08-11 10:29:21
BERTHOLLET, Claude Louis.
London: by Stephen Couchman, and sold by J. Johnson, 1791. 2 vols., 4to (205 × 125 mm), pp. Folding engraved plate of dyeing apparatus to volume 2. Contemporary sprinkled calf, panelled spines. Joints expertly and neatly repaired. An excellent copy, pleasingly crisp and fresh throughout. First edition in English of Berthollet's important scientific contribution to the burgeoning European textile industry. Having collaborated with Lavoisier on the latter's pioneering chemical nomenclature and presented some seventeen memoirs to the Academy, the author was already an influential chemist when appointed inspector of dye works and director of the Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins in 1784. The Gobelins had their origins in the workshops of Flemish weavers brought to Paris by Henri IV in 1602 and were formally established by Colbert in 1667 as the "Royal Manufactury of Furnishings to the Crown". They became the pre-eminent centre for tapestry weaving in Europe In the Éléments de l'art de la teinture Berthollet "endeavored to place the ancient craft of dyeing on a scientific basis by a systematic discussion of its procedures, coupled with an attempt to find an adequate set of theoretical principles to explain the chemical actions involved. His explanation was that, depending on the variable physical conditions of temperature, quantity of solvent employed, and so forth, when a cloth was dyed the reciprocal affinities of the particles of the dye, the mordants, and the cloth itself were responsible for the kind and quality of dyeing. The colors produced were due to the oxidation of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Justin Croft [United Kingdom]
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