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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.
Bookseller: Books & Bygones
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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. .
Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books
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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]
2013-08-10 05:32:59
LOGAU, Friedrich von.
Lpz., Weidmann 1791. 2 Theile in 1 geb. 8°. 738 S. HLn. d. 19. Jhdts. Mit Rückengoldpräg. Durchgeh. gebräunt. W.-G. 6; Faber du Faur 275f. - Friedrich von Logau (1605-1655) entstammte einem alten schlesischen Adelsgeschlecht. Er verfasste über 3000 Epigramme und Sinngedichte. Schon bald nach seinem Tod fiel er der Vergessenehit anheim. Seine Wiederentdeckung und Wiederveröffentlichung ist Gotthold Ephraim Lessing zu verdanken. (Siehe ADB XIX 107ff.) Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag [Wien, Austria]
2013-08-09 20:13:54
EAST INDIA COMPANY.:
London, printed for J. Debrett, 1791.. On a more extensive plan than any hitherto offered to the public. Containg 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, doube blind rules to covers. Binding rubbed, title page has pale age-browing, last page has pale age-browning to outer margin, endpapers have pale foxing, 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. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.
Bookseller: Roger Middleton
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2013-08-09 18:42:19
TRAGEDIES,
London: John Bell, 1791. 7 volumes, 6 inches tall. Full straight grain morocco with label, gilt bands, titles, superb centre tools, all edges and dentelles. This is the first 7 volumes of Tragedies, part of John Bell's British library series. Containing many plays all individually paginated. Each also has a superb engraved frontispiece and title page. An exceedingly pretty run. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB [Deal, KENT, United Kingdom]
2013-08-09 18:03:56
(Seybold, David Christoph):
Alethopel (d. i. Tübingen, Cotta?), 1791.. 4 Bll., 354 S. Pappband d. Zt. Weller I, 93; Goed. IV/1, 593, 41,8 gibt Grözinger in Reutlingen als Drucker an; Hayn/Got. IV, 296: "Amüsantes, satyrisches Werk gegen Vielschreiber, Nachahmer, Anekdotensammler etc. (...) S. 115ff.: Satyre auf die Werther-Nachahmer. Lucian gelangt zu Pygmäen, welche nur Fliegengrösse haben. Es sind die Nachahmer unter den Schriftstellern. Er fängt einige und befragt sie über ihre literarischen Sünden. Einer antwortet auf die Frage, wen er nachgeahmt habe: `Den Verfasser von Werther`s Leiden!`, und auf die Frage, was ihm denn in Werthers Leiden am besten gefallen habe: `Das Roznäschen von dem kleinen Bruder der Lotte! Ha! über dieses bin ich fast vergangen". Einem anderen wieder hat die Stelle am besten gefallen, `wo Lotte dem Kinde die von Werther geküsste Wange wäscht", etc. So geisselt Seybold mit beissender Ironie die anmassende Verständnislosigkeit der Werthernachahmer u. -gegner." - Seybold sprudelt fast über vor Ideen, es gibt auch noch eine umfangreich beschriebene Gelehrtenversteigerung auf dem Sirius, in welcher neben Merkur als Auktionator die in Luftschiffen anreisenden Buchhändler, die vor 10 Jahren ersteigerten Gelehrten wieder (mit Verlust) unter dem Hammer bringen wollen (nimmt Bezug auf die von Seybold 1781 in den Oberrheinischen Mannigfaltigkeiten veröffentlichte Satire: "Die Gelehrten-Verstaigerung (sic!) nach dem Lucian"). - Bestoßen, Gelenke stärker berieben. Tls. gebräunt, bzw. braunfleckig.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski
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2013-08-08 15:30:36
[PAROZZI, Filippo]
Modena: Stamperia Ducale, 1791. Small 4to (212 x 148 mm). Engraved title and 31 ff., paginated 3, [3], 5-58, [2]. Engraved title within ornamental border and with allegorical vignette by Gasparo Gaiani. Errata leaf (printed on verso only) inserted after A2. Colophon at end, dated 24 July 1791. Contemporary Italian mottled calf, spine gold-tooled, red edges, striking red-striped endpapers (slight wear). *** Only Edition. A rare collection of 26 poems, on love (true and disappointed), flattery, sincerity, despair, jealousy, sleep, the seasons, happiness, thunderstorms, gifts, dreams, abandonment, and so on. Parozzi, who signed the dedication to the Marchesa Teresa Zambeccari Rangone, was a member of the Accademia dei Dissonanti of Modena from 1776 (later the Accademia di scienze, lettere e arti). Tiraboschi noted that some of his poems were published in single sheets, as fogli volanti. This appears to be his only published collection. Not in ICCU; one copy located in the US (Harvard). Cf. Tiraboschi, Notizie biografiche V:54.
Bookseller: Musinsky Rare Books, Inc. [U.S.A.]
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2013-08-06 20:22:06
Boswell, James
London: by Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1791. First edition. Quarto (pages: 267 x 208 mm), collating: xii, [xiii-xxviii], 516; [ii], 588; complete with frontis portrait of Johnson in vol. 1, round robin plate and plate of his handwriting in vol. 2. Second state of p. 135 with the corrected spelling of "give" in vol. 1, although both states were available for purchase at book shops on May 16, 1791, the official publication date. With all other first edition points required by Pottle.& & Handsome contemporary tree calf, sympathetically rebacked, preserving early red morocco spine labels. Original end papers with old bookseller description tipped in (Maggs 1955) and some penciled notations, otherwise internally clean and unmarked, with minor traces of foxing, heaviest at the preliminary and final pages. & & Original owner's name, "James Mansfield 1791," on each title page, presumed to be Sir James Mansfield (1733 - 1821) Solicitor General (1780 - 1782, 1783) and Chief Justice of the Common Pleas (1804 - 1814). "Boswell is the first of biographers. He has no second. He has distanced all his competitors so decidedly that it is not worth while to place them". Thomas Macaulay, critique in the "Edinburgh Review," 1831.
Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books
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2013-08-04 13:47:57
CLAUDE LOUIS BERTHOLLET
London - J. Johnson. 1791, 1st Edition. Hardcover. Book, A scarce first English edition of Berthollet's influential treatise, which considers the ancient craft of dyeing in a scientific manner. The first English edition was published in the same year as the French. 'Translated from the French by William Hamilton, M. D. Physician to the London Hospital, and Lecturer in Chemistry'. Featuring a fold-out engraved plate of dyeing apparatus and a vocabulary of chemicals to the rear. Volume II of two volumes. Claude Louis Berthollet (1748-1822) was a noted Savoyard-French chemist. He carried out research into dyes and bleaches, andintroduced the use of chlorine as a bleach. He was one of the first chemists to recognize the characteristics of reverse reactions, and hence, chemical equilibrium. With Antoine Lavoisier and others, he devised a system of chemical names. Berthollet accompanied Napoleon to Egypt, and was a member of the Institut d'Egypte. In 1784, he was appointed Inspector of Dye Works and Director of the Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins, the centre of European tapestry weaving. In 1789 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London, and in 1804 became Vice President of the French Senate. Condition: In publishers original paper-covered boards. Externally, worn, with loss and marks. The boards are held by the cords only, with the majority of the backstrip missing. Internally, loose. Remarkably bright withoccasional light spotting. There are occasional marks, including a blue mark to p262, possibly from dye. There is some foxing to the folding plate, prominent t … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Rooke Books [United Kingdom]
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2013-08-03 09:24:05
KEMPELEN, Wolfgang, Baron von
Vienna: J.B. Degen, 1791. Hardcover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. (10) ff., including half-title and title proper, engraved frontispiece portrait of Ignaz Born, 456 pp., 26 consecutively numbered plates, and one unnumbered table. Bound in contemporary blue publisher's boards, with stamped title label on spine. Head and tail of spine a bit chipped, and joints shaken but sound, pages and plates clean and fresh. Scarce first edition of Kempelen's first monograph on his famed Talking Machine, typical of the mechanical wonders popular in Enlightenment salons. Versions of Kemplen's machine were exhibited and demonstrated throughout Europe alongside his chess automaton, enjoying a healthy reputation with audiences well into the mid-19th century; according to Goethe, who witnessed an exhibition, "it was able to say some childish words very nicely." As Kempelen's list of subscribers in the present work indicates, the enthusiasm for his automations ranged all over Europe from English generals to Russian princes. The Mechanismus der menschlichen Sprache presents the culmination of nearly 20 years of Kempelen's work on artificial speech, from theories of animal language to his earliest experiments with compressed air. Richly illustrated with 26 engraved plates, the latter part of the work explains the construction of Kempelen's machine and indeed encourages others to build and improve upon his own design. The book "was not meant for the scientific community, but for the interested common reader who wanted to try their hand at a speaking machine that coul … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Martayan Lan, Inc.
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2013-08-02 18:51:51
Collinson John Reverend
Bath: R. Cruttwell , 1791. Complete in 3 volumes, extra illustrated. Collation, lii,277pp, 508pp, 648[2]pp, half title's present, complete with all engravings. Extra illustrated with 10 photographic plates, plus 1 folding Speed map. Most illustrations cropped, relaid on strong paper. These volumes were probably rebound in the 1960s, at that time the binder must have inserted the extra plates and map, trimmed and relaid the original plates. Bound in half calf, calf corners, raised bands, leather title labels, marble boards. Calf lightly rubbed, slight faded. Bindings in very good clean firm condition. Internally, pages and illustrations in good condition throughout. A nice set, in very good solid bindings. . First Edition. Half Calf. Very Good. Small Folio.
Bookseller: George Jeffery Books
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2013-08-02 08:46:50
[Veterinary Medicine]. Deigendesch, Johannes
Germantown [PA]:: Peter Leibert,. 1791.. 12mo: A - I^12 K^6. 5-3/8" x 3-1/4". 1st edition thus, i.e., this publisher, and 3rd US edition overall (Arndt & Eck GERMAN LANGUAGE PRINTING, 804; Austin 643; Bristol B7679). 1st published in the US by Saur in 1770. 221, [7] pp. P. 17 mis-numbered 15; 212 as 112.. Period brown quarter sheep binding, with patterned-paste paper boards.. Front board with abrasion to upper right quadrant, affecting. associated corner of text block margin, though diminishing through. 1st gathering. Foxing & browning. Early prior owner signature of. one "Christian Ley". A Good+ copy of this rare veterinary manual.. The third US edition of this work of veterinary medicine, first published in Freiburg in 1716, with much on diseases affecting horses. Also distinguished as one of the earliest (3rd?) veterinary manuals published in the US. Uncommon in the trade. . Head- tailpieces.
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA
2013-08-02 08:40:13
BUNTH, CHRISTOPHER DANIEL.
Lund, C. F. Berling, 1791. 8:o. (10),132 s. + BUNTH, CHRISTOPHER DANIEL. Kort anwisning til engelska språkets rätta uttal och accent, hwarigenom en swensk med liten möda kan lära sig at uttala orden, och sätta accenten på sit tilbörliga ställe. På egen bekostnad. Lund, C. F. Berling, 1791. 8:o. 64 s. Trevligt samtida ljusbrunt hfrbd med upphöjda bind, sparsamt guldornerad rygg och titeletikett i glättad papp med texten: "Språkets art mm". Stänkta snitt. Ytlig spricka upptill i främre ytterfalsen. Någon enstaka småfläck. Med Lars Lostbohms namnteckning på titelbladet. Fint ex. från Ericsberg. Hammarsköld Förtekning s. 34. I det första arbetet ingår sex smärre översättningsövningar och en serie betraktelser av Sverige ur ett historiskt och geografiskt perspektiv. Detta var en nymodighet i språkundervisningen och enligt Ingar Bratt det första exemplet på avancerade översättningsövningar från modersmålet. Arbetet avslutas med mottot: "Enough is as good as a feast". Det andra arbetet är enligt författaren själv närmast ett tillägg till det första arbetet, med korrigeringar och en ny uttalslära. I sitt företal konstaterar Bunth att det engelska språket på senare tid vunnit i popularitet i Sverige. De flesta studerar det emellertid "för at hafwa något at glömma, då de lägga sig winn om annat." För att underlätta inlärningen av det engelska uttalet har Bunth låtit överföra några engelska stycken i en ljudtrogen transkription, exempelvis "Å baädd uåaif iss ä häwwi buården" ("A bad wife is a heavy burthen"). Christopher Daniel Bunth (1761-1831) hade studerat i Greifswald och för spr … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Mats Rehnström [SE]
2013-08-01 07:48:54
Various
Debrett. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1791-1792. Hardcover. Constitution; 18th Century; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; [2], 84; [2] 78; [2], 110; [4], 32; 8 pages; An Authentic Copy of the French Constitution; La Constitution Francoise; New Constitution of the Government of Poland; Plan of the New Constitution for the United States of America. Together 4 works in one volume. All printed for Debrett. Marbled boards with irregularly-cut half leather, this very scarce early volume contains four important governmental publications printed by J. Debrett. These printings -- the second of which is in French -- are beautifully typeset in typical 18th Century typefaces with fancy ligatures on fine deckled pages. The Plan of the New Constitution for the United States contains a preface written by the editor that speaks of the "sudden rise of a new empire in the world"; the constitution was adopted only five years previous. Marbled boards rubbed, the pages are all intact with light toning. The front board has a small interior gap from the text block which probably occurred at binding. The book is solid and squarely bound. The volume bears two nicely inscribed period inscriptions, one with the name of Noah Wood, a city father of Syracuse, New York. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 9" and, in addition to the independently numbered components, includes an 8 page catalog of other books printed for J. Debrett. French Constitution [English], fourth edition 1791, date mistakenly [? ] shown as m, d, cc, cxi where cxi should be xci. French Constitution, second edition [French] dated 1791, printed … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-08-01 02:11:46
Paine, Thomas
London-Derry: Printed at the desire of a Society of gentlemen, 1791. First London-derry edition. Disbound. Removed from a larger volume, leaves toned, damp stain to first few and last few leaves, title page split along spine, lacking wrappers, a few upper fore-corners bent or chipped with loss to a few words on two lines on one leaf, overall still a good copy. 8vo. A rare printing of this seminal work concerning the French Revolution. Only one copy in North America, at the Library of Congress, one in England at the British Library, and the remaining six in Ireland. Printing and the Mind of Man 241. ESTC T169447.
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2013-07-30 15:57:36
; Illustrated by Berthault after Prieur
Paris: by subscription through M. Briffault, Madame L Esclapart, and M. Auber, 1791. Original Wrappers. Very Good binding. Berthault after Prieur. Oblong Folio. 56 engraved plates by Berthault after Prieur in 5 fascicles; each in gray paper portfolios as issued with manuscript labels on the front wrapper and printed title and description inside the back wrapper; the portfolios have all separated at the spines; "Cahier IV" is lacking the back wrapper; plates are through numbered 1-58 lacking #42 and #48; roughly 12 plates with glassine and paper guards laid in each fascicle; marginal foxing, shelfwear and occasional staining, but largely the images are clean; all housed in a handsome modern cloth portfolio and clamshell with green morocco title label; striking images chronicling the events of the French Revolution from 20 June 1789 - 16 October 1791; scarce thus. Very Good binding.
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2013-07-30 06:38:00
Smith, Adam:
Leipzig, Gräff 1791.. 16 Bll., 463 S., 1 Bl. Lederband d. Zt. mit Rückenschild. Kress B.2211; Humpert 12754; Bonar, Library of A. Smith, 171 Anm. - Erste Ausgabe dieser Übersetzung (deutsch zuerst 1770); 1795 erschien noch ein kurzer zweiter Teil "welcher die Zusäzze zur sechsten Ausgabe enthält" und hier nicht vorliegt. Der eigentliche Text von Smith` philosophischem Hauptwerk ist vollständig. - Etwas berieben und bestoßen, unteres Rückenende beschabt. Tls. gebräunt, wenige Bll. etwas knickfaltig.
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2013-07-30 00:07:02
LAVOISIER, Antoine-Laurent de
Imprimerie nationale 1791 Imprimé par ordre de l'Assemblée Nationale. A Paris, de l'Imprimerie nationale, 1791. 46, [2] p., in-8°. Esemplare su carta grande. Edizione originale. Molto rara. Fu ristampata da Lagrange nel 1817. Prima e grande opera di raccolta di dati sulla ricchezza del regno di Francia, iniziata durante il lavoro di Lavoisier come Fermier per la società privata Ferme Général che si occupava di raccogliere le tasse e le imposte per il governo, pubblicata nel 1791 per ordine dalla Assemblea Costituente. Uno dei più importanti trattati di economia politica del XVIII secolo, considerata alla base dell'aritmetica politica moderna e delle scienze economiche. Il particolare metodo empirico di calcolo fece scuola per tutto il XIX e il XX secolo e fece considerare Lavoisier un precursore delle scienze statistiche. Lavoisier aveva cominciato nel 1784 un lavoro di economia politica sulla ricchezza della Francia; ne presentò un estratto al Comité de l'imposition il 15 marzo 1791; l'estratto venne accolto favorevolmente e l'Assemblea ne ordinò la stampa. "De la Richesse territoriale" pose Lavoisier tra i più illustri contabili nazionali, inventori dell'economia quantitativa, per i metodi scientifici di valutazione delle rendite, delle previsioni di spesa, delle risorse demografiche ed economiche della nazione e per i calcoli della produzione e del consumo. Gli estratti sono tutto quanto pre-esisteva dell'opera, che però rimase incompiuta, e i cui manoscritti andarono perduti. Lavoisier ebbe poi l?incarico nella commissione che doveva fissare le nuove misure per garanti … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-07-26 16:32:47
[Constitutions]:
Philadelphia: Carey, Stewart, and Co., 1791.. [4],176pp. 12mo. Contemporary tree calf. Corners worn, rear hinge starting. Light foxing and toning, some scattered light soiling. Very good and in unsophisticated condition. The 1791 edition of THE CONSTITUTIONS..., the very scarce first collection of state constitutions published after the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, the first to assemble a printing of the U.S. Constitution together with twelve proposed amendments, and the first to include the constitution of Vermont along with those of the thirteen original states, including that of Massachusetts - "the oldest functioning written constitution in the world." Writing from Paris in December 1787, Thomas Jefferson responded to a letter from Madison that outlined the newly constructed federal Constitution. Though unhappy with its "omission of a bill of rights," Jefferson approved of this "government which should go on of itself peaceably" (LOA). Londoners had earlier hailed a 1781 collection of state constitutions (issued six years before the framing of the U.S. Constitution) as "the Magna Charta of the American States" (MONTHLY REVIEW). This scarce volume is the first to assemble the U.S. Constitution and the constitutions of the original thirteen states. It especially "contains the constitution of Vermont, not in any previous edition" (Matyas). Within are the colonial charters of Rhode Island (1662) and Connecticut (1663); the 1776 constitutions of Virginia, New Jersey, Delaware, New Hampshire, Maryland, and North Carolina; the 1777 constitution of New York; the 1789 … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-07-26 11:57:51
FLEURIEU, Charles Pierre Claret de
London,: John Stockdale,, 1791.. Quarto, with 12 folding charts; a fine copy in attractive modern speckled calf by Aquarius. First English edition of the great work on the French discovery of the Solomon Islands, and a direct result of the voyage of the First Fleet to New South Wales: the French original was issued in 1790.Phillip's Voyage, first published in 1789, had included the journal of Lt. Shortland on his return voyage in the Alexander transport from Botany Bay to England, during which he coasted along a group of large islands which he named "New Georgia". Fleurieu, writing in a period of intense international rivalry over Pacific discoveries, denies that discovery and promotes those of Louis de Bougainville and Jean de Surville. He draws on unpublished manuscripts as well as the printed narratives of Cook, Bougainville, Phillip, Mendana, Quiros and others.There are also interesting comments on the La PÈrouse voyage. Fleurieu announces the receipt of journals from as far as Botany Bay, and in discussing the Great Ocean Chart (a fragment of which is published here), says publication is to be delayed until his later discoveries can be inserted. The translator of this edition notes that La PÈrouse has still not turned up and "the apprehension for his loss increases daily".Beddie, 1302-3; Hill, 611; Kroepelien, 437.
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2013-07-26 11:57:51
FLEURIEU, Charles Pierre Claret de
London,: John Stockdale,, 1791.. Quarto, with 12 folding charts; an excellent copy in a good modern binding of half maroon calf. First English edition of the great work on the French discovery of the Solomon Islands, and a direct result of the voyage of the First Fleet to New South Wales: the French original was issued in 1790.Phillip's Voyage, first published in 1789, had included the journal of Lt. Shortland on his return voyage in the Alexander transport from Botany Bay to England, during which he coasted along a group of large islands which he named "New Georgia". Fleurieu, writing in a period of intense international rivalry over Pacific discoveries, denies that discovery and promotes those of Louis de Bougainville and Jean de Surville. He draws on unpublished manuscripts as well as the printed narratives of Cook, Bougainville, Phillip, Mendana, Quiros and others.There are also interesting comments on the La PÈrouse voyage. Fleurieu announces the receipt of journals from as far as Botany Bay, and in discussing the Great Ocean Chart (a fragment of which is published here), says publication is to be delayed until his later discoveries can be inserted. The translator of this edition notes that La PÈrouse has still not turned up and "the apprehension for his loss increases daily".The work is known for its series of attractive maps used by Fleurieu to illustrate his theories - most of which were ultimately proved correct - and which were based on actual discoveries rather than the conjectures of the past. As the Hill catalogue notes, 'When d'Entrecasteaux returned from his … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-07-26 11:57:51
FLEURIEU, Charles Pierre Claret de
London,: John Stockdale,, 1791.. Quarto, with 12 folding charts, some browning and offsetting to the plates; a very good copy in contemporary polished half calf, marbled boards, hinges a bit chipped and worn, but still very firm, a little bumped and rubbed, inoffensive mark to base of spine. An attractive copy of the first English edition of the great work on the French discovery of the Solomon Islands.As might be expected given its connection to Governor Phillip's Voyage to Botany Bay, this was published by John Stockdale, publisher of both Phillip and of many other works on New South Wales and the First Fleet.Beddie, 1302, 1303; Hill, 611; Kroepelien, 437.
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2013-07-25 11:50:21
MORTIMER, George
Dublin,: P. Byrne, et al., 1791.. Octavo, with the half-title; a very good copy in contemporary marbled sheep, expertly rebacked, leather label; old bookplate. The voyage of the Mercury, captain Cox: this mysterious voyage - despatched by the King of Sweden during the Russo-Swedish war of 1788-1790 to the Northwest Coast of America, to harass the Russian fur-trade settlements there - was camouflaged as and is presented here as an English voyage of exploration in Mortimer's narrative and "official" account. In fact the Mercury doubled as the Swedish sixteen-gun privateer Gustaf III. The voyage visited Alaska, Unalaska, the Northwest Coast, Hawaii, Tahiti, Tasmania (Adventure Bay) and the Australian mainland. In the end though, Cox failed in the mission that he had made so attractive to his Swedish patrons, King Gustaf III and Baron Ruuth, finding himself unable to attack the starving Russians in their settlements on the Northwest Coast.'Cox remained in the Far East and died in 1791, but his lieutenant, George Mortimer, of the Marines, returned to England and wrote an account of the entire voyage, which was published in London in 1791. It is hard to believe that Mortimer did not actually know of the secret Swedish mission of the expedition, but if he did he stayed loyal to Cox (to whom he dedicated the book) and did not write one single word on "the Swedish connection". In his preface he states that the voyage 'was chiefly undertaken from motives of curiosity by Mr. Cox', and that he was 'not altogether acquainted with Mr. Cox's motives for what he did'. The book was translat … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-07-24 23:28:07
CARTER, George.:
London, J. Murray, printed at the Minerva Press, 1791.. compiled from the examination of John Hynes, one of the Unfortunate Survivors. By Mr. George Carter, Historical Portrait Painter upon his passage outward bound to India. Containing a Variety of Matter respecting the Sufferers, Never before made Public; With Copper Plates descriptive of the Catastrophe, engraved from Mr. Carter's designs. FIRST EDITION, 1791. 8vo. approximately 215 x 135 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, folding engraved frontispiece and 3 full page engravings, pages: [4], 1-174, half-title present, bound in half calf, gilt lettering to spine, marbled boards. Binding rubbed, especially hinges and slightly worn at head of spine, slight shelf wear to edges, top corner of half-title has small neat repair, title page has a small closed tear at top inner margin repaired, folding plate has a neat repair to blank side of first fold, 2 small closed tears repaired to lower margin, no loss of image, inner paper hinges cracked, pale staining to corners of 2 engraved plates and a few pages of text, 1 plate has a small closed tear neatly repaired, not affecting image, pale age-browning to margins throughout, occasional dusty mark, endpapers browned, blank side of plates have pale marks and pale age-browning, tiny partially erased stamp at bottom of title page, otherwise a good copy. See: Edward G. Cox, A Reference Guide to the Literature of Travel, Volume II, page 465. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.
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2013-07-24 20:53:24
GILPIN, William (1724-1804)
London: printed for R. Blamire, Strand, M.DCC.XCI. [1791]. First Edition. First Edition of this seminal work, complete in two volumes. Tall 8vo's: [4],vii,[1],328,iv,7,[1]; [4],308,iii,[1],xxpp, with 32 leaves of tinted aquatints and soft-ground etchings by Samuel Aikin. Recent cinnamon ribbed cloth spines stamped in gilt, beige paper-covered boards. Remarkably well-preserved set: bindings pristine, pages fresh, clean and completely free of foxing with only light offsetting from the plates. Provenance: bookplates of Walter Charles James (1816-1893), 1st Baron Northbourne, laid in. James was elected to the House of Commons for Hull as a Tory. He acquired Betteshanger House, in Kent, in 1850, and commissioned George Devey to oversee extensions and alterations. James was a friend of William Ewart Gladstone and in 1884, during Gladstone's second term as Prime Minister, was raised to the peerage as Baron Northbourne, of Betteshanger in the County of Kent. Abbey (Scenery) 149. Henrey, pp. 531-34. Barbier, pp. 79-81 Lowndes II 895. Cox, Travel III, p. 37. Three "books" in two volumes, with two in volume one. Trees as singular objects--specimens--the "foundation of all scenery," are the subject of book one. The second book considers trees in groups, "under their various modes of composition, from the clump to the forest." The third book offers a lengthy appreciation of the New Forest, the tract extending from southwest Hampshire into southeast Wiltshire, created as a royal forest by William I in about 1079 for the hunt. In the eighteenth century, plantations were created there as a … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-07-23 17:48:40
BLACKSTONE, Sir William
London: T. Cadell., 1791. Octavo, 4 volumes (210 × 127 mm). Recent speckled panelled calf, black morocco labels, cream endpapers With author's portrait at front of the first volume. The eleventh edition. "Blackstone's great work on the laws of England is the extreme example of justification of an existing state of affairs by virtue of its history … Until the Commentaries, the ordinary Englishman had viewed the law as a vast, unintelligible and unfriendly machine... Blackstone's great achievement was to popularize the law and the traditions which had influenced its formation... He takes a delight in describing and defending as the essence of the constitution the often anomalous complexities which had grown into the laws of England over the centuries. But he achieves the astonishing feat of communicating this delight, and this is due to a style which is itself always lucid and graceful" (PMM).
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2013-07-23 14:05:34
Hamburg, bey den Gebrüdern Herold, 1791. 8:o. VIII,312 s. Marmorerat pappbd från 1900-talets första hälft med brun titeletikett av skinn och oskurna men putsade snitt. De första åtta sidorna ngt dammiga och småfläckiga. Ngt lagerfläckig på sina håll, som vanligt mer i början och i slutet. En del gamla marginalanteckningar. Med en gammal stpl från Serck's Stiftung Bibliothek des Leib Regiment.
Bookseller: Mats Rehnström [SE]
2013-07-21 16:13:00
Thomas Bewick and Ralph Beilby
Newcastle Upon Tyne-S. Hodgson, R. Beilby and T. Bewick, 1791 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The second edition of Thomas Bewick's beautifully illustrated work on the mammals of the world. The second edition is much improved and enlarged from the first. Thomas Bewick, 1753-1828, was an English wood engraver and ornithologist. Bewick showed, at a very early age, a talent for drawing. He had no lessons in art. At the age of 14 he was apprenticed to Ralph Beilby, an engraver in Newcastle. In 1775 he received a premium from the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. In 1776 he became a partner in Beilby's workshop. A General History of Quadrupeds first appeared in 1790. The Quadrupeds deals with mammals of the whole world, and is particularly thorough on some of the domestic animals. It includes bats and seals but does not include whales or dolphins. Bewick was helped by his intimate knowledge of the habits of animals acquired during his constant excursions into the country. Bewick's art is considered the pinnacle of its medium. This is likely due to his methods: Bewick, unlike his predecessors, would carve in harder woods, notably box wood, against the grain, using fine tools normally favoured by metal engravers. This proved to be far superior, and has been the dominant method used since. Ralph Beilby, 1744-1817, was an English engraver, working chiefly on silver and copper. Beilby became a silversmith, jeweller, and seal-engraver under his father and elder brothers. In addition, he became a copper engraver to meet the demand of the then North Eng … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-07-21 15:59:55
[Robineau, Alexander L]
Coblence: Neuwied, 1791. 180 + 174pp. One fold out map and 4 foldout illustrations in the first book, 1 fold-out map and 6 foldout illustrations in the second book, both bound together in 1 volume. Covers heavily worn, down to the boards in some places, but boards well attached and internal pages in excellent condition, just two chipped corners to text pages (no loss of text) and some creases to the outer margins of the foldouts, watermark to bottom outer corner of one plate and surrounding 4 pages, a few turned corners to text pages. Numerous pictures available. FRENCH language, FRANCAIS. 540g.. Full-Leather. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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2013-07-21 03:26:39
Demosthenes; Mounteney, Richard
J. Rivington, London, 1791. Later Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Full contemporary calf, external hinge cracking but held by cords and secure. Modest wear at corners. Fold out map with light browning at edges but otherwise bright. An attractive copy of this scholarly edition of Demosthenes in Greek and Latin. Armorial bookplate of the Cholmeley Baronet - Brandsby. Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; History. Inventory No: 041015. .
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2013-07-18 05:40:55
TARLETON, Colonel Banastre
London,: 10 February, 1791.. Manuscript in ink on a single piece of paper, originally folded, 140 x 233 mm.; top corner restored. Watkin Tench's second cousin writes to London to acquire books on New South Wales, at a time when Tench himself was still in Port Jackson.This is a revealing eighteenth-century manuscript note, written by a colleague and close relation of Tench, Banastre Tarleton, a military hero. Tarleton here chases up copies of the earliest books on the new colony at Botany Bay, and the subject evidently piqued the interest of his family: by the time of Tench's second book published in 1793 no fewer than nine copies were subscribed by different branches of the Tarletons.Their would almost certainly have been a personal relationship between Tarleton and Tench, who were both of an age, and who both left England as young men to join the American War of Independence. The Tarletons were a prominent merchant family in the Liverpool region of England. Their own ships traded in the West Indies, Africa and America and were no doubt involved in the huge slave trade of the period which contributed to the wealth of the city of Liverpool. They were also major sugar importers from the West Indies. As a soldier, General Banastre Tarleton was one of the best-remembered and most-hated British officers to fight in the American war. He rose spectacularly through the ranks to be given independent command of the British Legion before the age of twenty-four. It was during the capture of Charleston in 1780, in which he employed unusually ruthless and cruel tactics, that he gained th … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-07-17 20:58:24
Raffald, Elizabeth
London: A. Millar, W. Lain, and R. Cater, 1791 An uncommon edition of this popular work: ESTC notes three copies in Britain and two in America, indicating: "the imprint is false; probably printed at York for Wilson, Spence and Mawman. Recent half speckled calf over marbled boards, by Bayntun-Riviere. Gilt spine with red morocco label. Octavo. Engraved frontisportrait and three engraved folding plates. Some light foxing and a few small stains, bottom corner of one of the index pags torn, affecting a few letters. Still, a very good, attractive copy. Elizabeth Raffald, neé Whitaker (bap. 1733, d. 1781) was born in Doncaster. Between 1748 and 1763, she was employed as a housekeeper by several families, including the Warburtons of Arley Hall in Cheshire. This work is dedicated to Lady Elizabeth Warburton. She ultimately married Arley Hall's head gardener, and in 17863 the couple moved to Manchester, where she opened a confectionary shop and her husband sold flowers and seeds at a market stall. In 1769 she published The Experienced English Housekeeper, which went through thirteen authorised editions and at least twenty-three pirated ones. An excellent businesswoman, Raffald was instrumental in founding a second Manchester newspaper, the Prescott's Journal, in 1771. The following year she published the first Directory of Manchester. She wrote a book on midwifery, with Charles White, but did not live to see it published.
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2013-07-17 16:05:22
Boswell, James
London.: Printed By Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, in the Poultry., 1791. ..."NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED. THE WHOLE EXHIBITING A VIEW OF LITERATURE AND LITERARY MEN IN GREAT-BRITAIN, FOR NEAR HALF A CENTURY, DURING WHICH HE FLOURISHED."... TWO VOLUME SET... Vol. I: [xii, {15}, {1}, 516pp]... Vol. II: [588, 42pp]... Professionally rebacked with original mottled calf leather boards, original spine laid down, speckled textblock, raised spine bands, sides with narrow gilt borders, spines divided into panels with gilt blazons in each, black leather title labels with gilt lettering, circular numbering-pieces, marbled endpapers... ILLUSTRATED WITH THE ORIGINAL ENGRAVED FRONTISPIECE PORTRAIT OF JOHNSON, MODERN FACSIMILE OF THE ROUND ROBIN PLATE, AND THE ORIGINAL FOLDING PLATE FACSIMILE OF DR. JOHNSON'S HANDWRITING AT DIFFERENT PERIODS OF HIS LIFE... "The Principal Corrections and Additions to the First Edition of Mr. Boswell's Life of Dr. Johnson.", 1793, bound in rear of Vol. II... This copy has the correct printing of the word 'give' on p. 135, vol. I, which indicates only that the sheet has been corrected... Some marginalia in old hand... Little to no foxing in the lightest degree, the most pronounced to the frontispiece... Leather to board corners are worn, otherwise the binding is strong... (ROTHSCHILD 463), POTTLE (79). First Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
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2013-07-17 16:05:22
BOSWELL, JAMES
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2013-07-16 23:33:34
MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus 1756-1791
Mainz: B. Schott [PN] 138. [ca. 1791]. Oblong folio. 19th century quarter dark brown leather with marbled boards. [1] (title within oval decorative border), [2] (blank), 3-207, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. This copy without watermark. & & Binding worn, rubbed and bumped with some loss; spine split at hinge, head and tail chipped. Title detached, imprint partically obscured by remnants of overpaste, small stains; slightly browned and thumbed; leaves slightly cockled; a few early pencilled corrections/annotations. In quite good condition overall. . First Edition, 5th issue, distinguished by the absence of the plate number to pp. 64 and 195 and by the presence of two prices on the title, "Fr.221/Fl. 10". Haberkamp text volume p. 293. Hirsch IV, 134 (first issue). Fuld p. 371. Hoboken II, 343 (first issue). RISM M4504. & & An opera buffa in two acts to a libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte, Don Giovanni was first performed in Prague at the National Theatre on October 29, 1787.& & "Don Giovanni is governed by a single idea, Giovanni’s flouting of society in pursuit of sexual pleasure, which binds together a disparate set of ambivalent or comic incidents. The libretto has been unfairly criticized; its episodic nature is a condition of the subject, in which respect it differs from Figaro and Così. Divine retribution appears like an act of God, or a different kind of life-force personified in the statue; what in previous treatments had been comic, perfunctory or merely gruesome, is raised to sublimity by Mozart’s music." Julian Rushton in Grove online
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2013-07-16 08:48:35
[St. Domingue]:
[Np, probably London. 1791].. Aquatint portrait, 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. Near fine. Thomas Mauduit du Plessis (1752-91), veteran officer of the American Revolution, was sent to Haiti in 1787 and put in command of a regiment in Port au Prince. He vehemently opposed the French Revolution and emancipation. Joining forces with the Governor, he raised a volunteer regiment of Royalists, dissolved the Assembly, and suppressed proclamations sent from Revolutionary Paris. His actions resulted in an uprising, and he was assassinated by his own men. This print shows him in his military dress from the waist up, wearing his Society of the Cincinnati Eagle and his Ordre de St. Louis; an inset below his portrait shows a slave bemoaning his new freedom. The print was undoubtedly printed in London or some other center where refugees of the French and St. Domingue revolutions congregated in the early 1790s.
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