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2013-02-06 21:11:32
Perini Lodovico
Bassano, a spese Remondini di Venezia, 1791 In 8°, piena perg. coeva, pp.163. Ottimo es., leg. ancora integra, carta croccante. Impreziosiscono il testo xilografie intercalate n.t. + 2 tavv. f.t. più volte pieg. (ill. in xilografia) testatine e capilettera ornati. Bella copia
Bookseller: Taberna Libraria
2013-01-31 21:02:19
(House of Commons)
Lon., 1791. xxvi, 155 pp. b/w folding plate, folding map. First edition of an early and important governmental inquiry into the British slave trade. It contains the famous plan of the slave ship Brookes, first published in 1787, and widely circulated. This is its first book appearance, and this is the first book that argued against slavery based on eyewitness accounts rather than biblical citations. (See Lapidus Essay on Abolition of the Slave Trade IV.) This is a superb copy, untrimmed, bound as issued in paper over boards with paper label. The slave ship plate is sharp and clean. Always scarce and desirable, this title has been making fancy auction records lately.
Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.
2013-01-29 13:19:42
VLAM Bartholomeus
A Bruxelles, Chez Benoit Le Francq, 1791. xii + 276pp + engraved frontispiece and 24 folding hand coloured maps and plates. Publisher's catalogue of B. Vlam of Amsterdam at rear. A very clean copy in original very worn full calf.
Bookseller: Pennymead Books
2013-01-19 00:55:40
[B.... T.... Benjamin La Trobe - editor] 1725-1786
Small 8vo, in fair condition, first edition, [9], 10-224 pp, contemporary publishers blue paper covers marked, corners and edges chipped and worn, some loss at corners. Spine lacking papers, stitching becoming loose, but just holding, no title. Internally, prelims and edges a little browned and dogearred, ink name Will.m Williams to title page, text block edges uncut, 57 letters. Contains the 2 leaf Elegiac Poem on the death of Howell Harris, inserted between N4 and O1. Along with a copy of There was a man sent, an outline of the story of Howell Harris of Trevecka and the beginnings of the Calvinistic Methodist Church in Wales (now called the Presbyterian Church of Wales) by M Bickerstaff, Trevecca, 1959, 36 pp, plates & illustrations and with ink name to tp. Housed in a red calf spined with red marbled covers up and over box with black slip case. (ESTC T145179. Libri Walliae 2322).Title continues: Extracted from papers written by himself. To which is added A concise Collection of his letters from the year 1738, to 1772.Harris, was a religious reformer who left behind him a large number of diaries which give a detailed account of his experiences, his journeys, and his preaching over a long period of time. It was from these diaries that the 'Family' collected the material for the autobiography ( A Brief Account , etc.) published in 1791 ( Welsh ed., Hanes Ferr , etc., 1792 ). From time to time, much that was written in the diaries has been published but more remains unpublished. See NLW WBO. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Madoc Books [United Kingdom]
2013-01-15 14:09:26
London: G.G. J. and J. Robinson, 1791. London: G.G. J. and J. Robinson. Cover worn and detached. Outer spine missing. Fep loose. Title page dust soiled with library stamp. Contents firm and in overall good condition. 1791. First Edition. Leather cover. 300mm x 240mm (12" x 9"). xxiv, 583pp, clix, + index. 'To which is added an Appendix, containing cases of the Plague; and an account of the weather during the pestilential season.'. .
Bookseller: Barter Books [United Kingdom]
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2013-01-14 21:29:46
In-8 (mm. 239x175), importante legat. alle armi in p. vitellino coevo, preziosa cornice dorata e stemma cardinalizio della Famiglia Borromeo ai piatti con il motto ?humilitas?, dorso a cordoni con decoraz. e tit. oro, tagli dorati, pp. (2),XVI,425,(3). "Edizione originale". Cfr. Melzi,II, p. 285 - De Backer,II, p. 7: ?Gonzalve Adorno Hinojosa (1751-1812), de l?illustre famille de ce nom, entra dans la Compagnie en 1766. A l?expulsion des Jésuites de l?Espagne, il suivit courageusement ses confrères dans l?exil, passa plusieurs année en Italie, s?occupant de l?étude et du saint ministère?. Con due firme di apparten. al risg., lieve uniforme arross. su tutto il testo ma complessivam. buon esemplare.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi
2013-01-14 13:22:19
Warner, Richard
London: R. Blamire, 1791.. First Edition. Quarter-Leather. Very Good +. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall The uncommon large paper edition. 2 plates (one folding) and one tailpiece all present. The binding is solid but is fairly dull. Internally there is a little light scattered foxing on the first few leaves, most obviously on the title page, but nothing serious and otherwise the pages are clean. 1" tear to margin of second plate but repaired with archival paper to verso and hard to see.Postage will be confirmed when you enquire or order and for light or very heavy books will vary from the ABE quote which is based on a 1kg parcel.
Bookseller: The Book Business
2013-01-13 15:02:12
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. .
Bookseller: Pazzo Books
2013-01-09 19:19:28
Mrs Frazer
Edinburgh: Peter Hill, 1791.. First Edition. Full-Leather. Good Plus/No Jacket. 7 x 4 Inches Hardcover Antiquarian cookery book, 254 pages with much information on how to prepare meats, sauces, pickles, preserves, puddinggs and much more. Two illustrated plates at front of book. Pages are overall clean with just some occassional marks on a few pages and slight browning to outer edges of pages. Book is bound in full leather which is a little rubbed and worn on edges, spine has been renewed professionaly and blends in well with book also corners have been repaired very well and again blend in with original book, endpapers have some marks around edges. A pleasing sound copy of this book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.
Bookseller: Books Bought and Sold
2013-01-09 11:21:35
In folio gr. (mm. 435x297), p. pelle mod., elegante cornice dorata ai piatti, dorso a cordoni con fregi e tit. oro, 2 cc.nn. (la prima bianca), XIV pp.num., occhietto, 371 pp.num. Precedono il testo: la prefazione di J. N. de Azara, in finissimo corsivo, e la vita di Orazio tratta da Svetonio. "Edizione originale". Cfr. Brooks,417: "Superba edizione. Questo è il primo de' classici che Bodoni stampo' co' suoi torchi - Giani,12: "Edizione pregiatissima. E' il primo della grande serie di Classici latini in folio voluta dal D'Azara. Il testo oraziano, preparato in Roma su antiche edizioni da una schiera di eruditi diretti da Stefano Arteaga (de Azara, E.Q. Visconti, C. Fea), è forse la più autorevole lezione filologica di cui ancor oggi possano disporre gli studiosi" - Brunet,III,322: "Edition d'une exécution parfaite: elle est plus recherchée que la plupart des autres productions du meme imprimeur". Con lieve alone margin. su 6 cc. altrimenti esemplare ben conservato.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi
2013-01-06 09:41:10
SMITH, Charlotte.
London: Printed for T. Cadell, 1791.. First edition. Four volumes bound in two. 12mo. Half title in volume one present, the others never bound in, thus: (iv), 273, (1); (ii), 313, (1); (ii), 303, (1); (ii), 353, (3) pp. Full contemporary calf, spines flat with gilt tooled bands, bookplate of the baron Sir Thomas Hesketh of Rufford Hall, Lancashire to the front pastedowns, also the annotated library labels of Easton Neston House (also a country seat of the Hesketh family). Heads and feet of bindings neatly repaired, slight loss of gilt to spines. Charlotte Turner Smith (1749-1806), was a Romantic poet and novelist whose works garnered much praise in the late 18th Century. Her first collection of poems, Elegiac Sonnets, was published in 1784. This the first edition of her third novel, her first novel, Emmeline, was published in 1788 and her second, Ethelinde, the year after. Uncommon.
Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB
2013-01-05 22:53:29
CAMPER (Petrus):
chez les Hommes de Differents Pays et de Differents Ages..., suive de la Proposition d'une nouvelle Methode pour Dessiner toutes Sortes de Tetes Humaines avec la Plus Grande Surete.., First French Edition, half title, viii, 114, [2]pp with 10 fine copper engraved folding plates, quarto, library bookplate, old embossed armorial circular library stamp on title repeated occasionally in text, and on plate edges, mid 20th century cloth strongly bound, slight occasional marginal browning but generally a good clean copy, Utrecht, Wild, 1791. An attractive contribution to the literature of physiognomy and particularly attractive for its plates. This work can also be seen to be part of the prehistory of the evolution debate, including as it does, comparative cranial plates of man and apes. Photograph available on request.
Bookseller: Jeffrey Stern Antiquarian Bookseller
2013-01-05 06:45:15
PRIESTLEY (Joseph) [with: HERSCHEL (William); HOME (Everard); RENNELL (James) et al]:
pp.213-222; Presented within the complete volume of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol 81, Parts I and II (complete), for 1791 bound in one volume, comprising, vi, 438pp small quarto, with a total of 10 engraved plates (all extending / folding), a very good copy, late 19thC morocco backed library cloth with a neat unlinked library name stamp on general title and foot of last leaves, London, Locker Davis and Peter Elmsly, printers to the Royal Society, 1791. A FULL LIST OF CONTENTS OF THIS VOLUME SENT ON REQUEST. Other papers include: FAWKENER (William) On the Production of Ambergris. A Communication from the Committee of Council Appointed for the Consideration of All Matters Relating to Trade and Foreign Plantations, pp.43-47; HERSCHEL (William) On Nebulous Stars, Properly So Called, pp.71-88; HOME (Everard) Observations on Certain Horny Excrescences of the Human Body, pp.95-105, *GARRISON-MORTON, 4017: "original description of cornu cutaneum."); RENNELL (James) On the Rate of Travelling, as Performed by Camels; And Its Application, as a Scale, to the Purposes of Geography, pp.129-145; MORGAN (William) On the Method of Determining, from the Real Probabilities of Life, the Values of Contingent Reversions in Which Three Lives are Involved in the Survivorship, pp.246-277; CAVALLO (Tiberius) Description of a Simple Micrometer for Measuring Small Angles with the Telescope, pp.283-294; MACIE (James Louis) An Account of Some Chemical Experiments on Tabasheer, pp.368-388.
Bookseller: Jeffrey Stern Antiquarian Bookseller
2013-01-05 03:40:04
Unten links figürliche Titelkartusche, daneben Hamburgs Wappen montiert. Zeigt die Befestigungsanlage mit seiner Umgebung, im Westen Hamburger Berg, die Sternschanze im Norden, Das Neue-Werck im Osten und südlich der Elbe Schumacher Wärder.- Knapp beschnitten, ehemals gefaltet, vereinzelt minimale Einrisse an den Falzen am Rand.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Schramm
2013-01-04 23:00:24
Martens, G. F. de (Georg Friedrich), (1756-1821)
Gottingue : Dieterich, 1791. 1st Edition. Description: 2v. (viii, 733p. , iv, 707p. ) ; 21cm. Tome 1: 1761-1778 inclusiv. Tome 2: 1779-1786 inclusiv. Subjects: International relations - Sources. Treaties. Europe - Politics and government. Parallel title pages in German. Vols. 1 & 2 of a 7-volume series published 1791-1801. Language: French. Very good copies bound in contemporary full aniline calf. Gilt titled red morroco labels to spines (vol. 1 lacks label.) Gilt tooling to spine compartments, with some surface wear. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and worn as with age. Light foxing to prelims. of both vols. Remains quite well-preserved overall.
Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.
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2013-01-04 19:08:38
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.
Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I
2013-01-04 11:39:38
(JOHNSON, Samuel.) BOSWELL, James
London: by Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly,, 1791. Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order… The Whole Exhibiting a View of Literature and Literary Men in Great Britain for Near a Century During Which He Flourished. In Two Volumes. 2 volumes, quarto (300 × 220 mm). Twentieth-century brown half morocco, titles to spines gilt, raised bands, marbled sides and endpapers. In a brown cloth slipcase. With a portrait frontispiece engraved by James Heath after Sir Joshua Reynolds, and two engraved facsimile plates by H. Shepherd. Library ticket of Richard Biddulph Martin to each front pastedown. Contents untrimmed. Bindings a little rubbed, corners bumped, frontispiece foxed, occasional light foxing to contents but generally clean and fresh. An excellent set. First edition, first state with the incorrect spelling "gve" on line 10 of page 135, vol. I. The immense task of compiling the thousands of notes Boswell had recorded on "the great man's talk, habits and opinions" was begun after Johnson's death in 1784. Made up of trifling incidents as well as the significant events in Johnson's life, the work remains a masterpiece of portraiture. "Shakespeare is not more decidedly the first of orators, Demosthenes is not more decidedly the first of orators, than 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. Eclipse is first, the rest nowhere" (Macaulay). Boswell's reputation was further enhanced by the discovery in the early part o … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-01-04 06:57:19
Thomas Martyn
LONDON : B. White and Son, 1791 A near fine copy of Rousseau's Letters translated and explained by Professor Thomas Martyn, 3rd edition bound with Thirty-Eight plates, also by Thomas Martyn, 1st edition 1788. In high quality recent full leather binding with gilt compartments to spine, title labels and gilt tooling to boards. Letters is 503 pp plus index sections, with folding table outlining Linnaeus' system. The Thiry-Eight plates, a complete work in itself, but prepared to link with the Letters, is 72 pp with 38 beautiful hand coloured plates by Nodder. The colouring is fine and bright. There is the odd spot and mark but overall this is a lovely copy.
Bookseller: E C Books
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2013-01-02 01:51:24
BUNYAN (J). BURDER (G), ed.:
M. Luckman, Coventry and J. Mathews, 18 Strand, London, 1791. 2 parts in one vol., 12mo., on laid paper, with an engraved frontispiece and 8 engraved plates, some mild age-staining (rather heavier on frontispiece and some plates), contemporary name on title; strongly and attractively bound in early nineteenth-century half roan, marbled boards tooled in gilt, back with four flat bands elaborately tooled in gilt, second compartment lettered in gilt, red sprinkled edges, a very good, firm copy in well-preserved period binding. With three pages of hymns and single-page publisher's advertisement at rear. L6 has short tear (not affecting text) and neat repair at upper margin. The work is divided into two parts as often.Burder was a Congregationalist minister [sometime active in Coventry] who began life as an engraver but subsequently played an important role in the founding of the RTS. His edition of 'The Pilgrim's Progress' (1786) is the first to be divided into chapters and was frequently reprinted.This is apparently the second Coventry printing; we have a note of an earlier (1790) version issued by Luckman & Suffield. In the earlier issue the pagination is similar but the plates include a frontispiece to each part; here the number of plates remains the same, but all are numbered for inclusion in the first part. Rare. ESTC lists only the 1786 edition.
Bookseller: Island Books
2013-01-02 00:44:49
[WALPOLE, Horace].
Parma: Printed by Bodoni, for J. Edwards, Bookseller of London, 1791.. First Bodoni edition, and sixth edition overall, large 8vo, xxxii, 243, (1) pp. Frontispiece, portrait of Mary Coke (to whom an introductory sonnet is addressed) and 6 plates, later booklabel of Shrubland Hall to fly leaf, marbled endpapers. Contemporary straight-grained red morocco, a.e.g., gilt titled spine with double rules, Greek key roll pattern to the inside dentelles, light damp staining to the insider lower corners of the covers and front and rear blanks, otherwise an attractive copy. One of 300 copies, with the title page second state and the frontispiece state C. Hazen pp56-63, not mentioning the portrait of Mary Coke. Rothschild 2492.
Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB
2012-12-31 22:10:57
MACKINTOSH, James/[VAUGHAN, Benjamin]:
Vindiciæ Gallicæ. Defence of the French Revolution and the English Admirers, Against the Accusations of the Right Hon. Edmund Burke [...]. London, G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1791. Second edition. 351 p. + The Essence of the Calm Observer, on the Subjects of the Concert of Princes, the Dismemberment of Poland, and the War with France [...].W. Williams, 1793. 75 p.Two works bound in one volume. Contemporary half leather with red edges. Red leather label on the spine with the text "Sedition". Old annotations with ink ("Contents") on front free end-paper. Some underlinings with pencil in the margins. Interior and binding in very good condition
Bookseller: Antikvariat Röda Rummet AB
2012-12-31 12:22:40
Aus den Ursprachen Sanskrit und Prakrit ins Englische und aus diesem ins Deutsche übersetzt mit Erläuterungen von Georg Forster. Johann Peter Fischer, Mainz und Leipzig 1791. 8vo. XL+366+(1) pages. Contemporary halfleather binding of calf with gilt line decoration on the spine. Old inscription on the inner cover. Otherwise only minor wear.. The first edition of the German translation of Sakuntala. The translator Georg Forster was a German naturalist, travel writer, and ethnologist, and one of his greatest achievements was his participation on the voyage around the world of James Cook. Returning from his travels Forster worked at universities in Germany and became a central figure of the German enlightenment. His translation of Sakuntala was an inspiration to Herder and Goethe and it set off a German interest in India in general
Bookseller: Vangsgaards Antikvariat
2012-12-29 22:38:08
(BARTHELEMY Jean-Jacques)
In-16 p. (mm. 160x103), 12 voll. in 8 tomi, mz. tela ottocentesca, decoraz. a secco e tit. oro al dorso, ca. 3600 pp. compless., con 30 (su 31) belle tavv. inc. in rame f.t., più volte ripieg., relative a: carte geografiche, piani, vedute e medaglie dell?antica Grecia. "Prima traduzione italiana". Cfr. Brunet,I,674/5 che cita le varie ediz. di ?cette excellente histoire de l?ancienne Grèce?, a partire dalla prima di Parigi, 1788. Esempl. ben conservato.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi
2012-12-29 19:29:25
Verona, per gli eredi di Marco Moroni, 1791. In 8vo; pp.XVI, 382. Bella vignetta al frontespizio con ?i cinque colori primitivi?. Capilettera. Lievi brunit. Cart. mod. Jean Hellot, 1685-1766, fu membro della Royal Society di Londra. I suoi studi riguardavano gli aspetti chimici e tecnici della tintura. Partington III, pp. 67-68.
Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Casella
2012-12-28 18:29:56
Paris, Bureau de l'Atlas National, 1791 and 1792. 4to-oblong. (21,5 x 28 cm.). Contemp. hcalf. Titlelabel on spine with gilt lettering. Spine somewhat rubbed. Corners bumped. Htitle with a loss of a small piece of paper. Second leaf frayed and with a tear in margin, no loss. (1),XXXIX(on 20 leaves),240 (on 120 lvs.),(5) pp. + Atlas: Engraved titlepage, and 92 engraved maps, of which 89 are in full contemporary handcolouring. (5 general maps, 84 departmental maps, 3 maps of overseas colonies (these 3 are folded and uncoloured).. First edition with the variant title, dated 1792. "The Atlas National de France was the culminating achievement of over 100 years of French national surveying carried out by the family Cassini. There were, finally, 182 detailed maps covering all France.... The 'authors' of the published version were Dumez and P.G. Chanlaire. A quarto version of the atlas was published first, in 1791, followed by the folio version two years later. The text preceding the atlas is entitled "Précis élémentaire et méthodique de la nouvelle Géographie de la France". Although the title refers to 93 maps there are in fact only 90 maps in total: three general maps (the offered item has 5 !!), 84 departmental maps and three maps of French colonies overseas. The internal districts shown on the maps are fully wash-coloured and the map boundaries are also coloured; the three final maps showing overseas possessions of France are, however, uncoloured. According to the atlas title, the maps were engraved by Houdan"(Shirley).See Rodney Shirley "Maps in the Atlases of The British Libr … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S
2012-12-28 14:44:54
London, 1791. viii + 285pp + 2pp adverts. + folding frontispiece 1st ed., small 'H.M. Stationery Office' oval h/s on title page but no other marks. Sporadic light tone spotting, new e.p.'s Later half calf with marbled boards, corner crease to rear board only. Overall very good. The folding frontispiece plate is a mystery to me. It is not called for but has clearly been in the book for a long time as there is a light impression on the title page. It depicts the plan of a industrial building, possibly connected with the sugar trade but more like an observatory to me. A rare book.
Bookseller: Pennymead Books
2012-12-27 20:02:50
PAINE, Thomas.
Paris: Chez Gueffier 1791.. First Paris edition, 8vo, (ii), iv, 113, (1) pp. Some foxing, small hole to margin of the final two leaves. Contemporary half roan, marbled sides, some light wear. Paine's first major work, originally published in Philadelphia at the beginning of 1776 and first translated into French in the same year. Attacking the Monarchy and government by the English, he proposes a Congress of "at least 390 [members]" to choose a President and points out the notional strength of America compared to European powers. "...the independency of America should have been considered as dating its era from... the first musket that was fired against her. This line is a line of consistency; neither drawn by caprice, nor extended by ambition; but produced by a chain of events, of which the colonies were not the authors." Gimbel p57. Sabin 58217.
Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB
2012-12-27 20:02:50
PAINE, Thomas.
London: J.S. Jordan 1791, 92.. Fifth edition, second issue, of the first part and seventh edition, variant b, of the second part, 8vo, x, (7)-171, (1, xvi), 178 pp. A few light spots, attractive later bookplate of William John Robertson, marbled endpapers. 19th century maroon half morocco, t.e.g., a handsome copy. An instant best-seller on publication, its radical views led to a flurry of opposing pamphlets and quickly to Paine's exile. Still one of the most influential political tracts ever, it was dedicated to George Washington - "That the Rights of Man may become as universal as your benevolence can wish, and that you may enjoy the happiness of seeing the New World regenerate the Old..." "...the clearest of all expositions of the basic principles of democracy..." (Printing and the Mind of Man 241). Gimbel pp 99 & 105. Complete in two parts.
Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB
2012-12-27 18:35:32
Paris, F. Buisson, Mai 1791. 8vo. Uncut in a very nice newer half vellum with gilt red leather title-label to spine. A very fine and clean copy. VIII, 148 pp.. Scarce first edition thus, being the first French edition of Paine's seminal "The Rights of Man": "the textbook of radical thought and the clearest of all expositions of the basic principles of democracy" (PMM). This first French edition is the first to contain the the author's preface to the reader, addressing directly the revolutionary public. It is furthermore the second edition of the text in its original form, preceded only by the true first edition, printed in London in February of the same year, which was immediately suppressed, on the day of publication, and very few copies of which have thus survived. The following British editions were all toned down and the wording thus different. Only the first French edition contains the uncensored text. The same publisher issued another edition, also Paris, also in May, which collates differently (XII, 227), that edition is considered the second state and thus later than the present, which is accepted as the first state. The work was written as a response to Burke's "Reflections on the Revolution in France" from 1790, in which Burke voices his distrust of the "Perfectibilitarians" and of the mere destructive criticism of institutions and concludes that the French revolutionaries are not fighting for real liberty and that they have no idea what it would take for them to "form themselves into a mass which has a true political personality". Reacting to Burke's excpression … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S
2012-12-27 18:35:32
Kjøbenhavn [Copenhagen], N.Møller, 1791. Folio. (42x30 cm.). Indbundet i 2 samtidige helldrbd. Alle rygge og kanter restaurerede, det oprindelige skind i store træk bevaret, den oprindelige ryg med rygforgyldning (svag) og forgyldt skindtitel bevaret. Htitel, titelblad m.stor kobberstukket vignet. LXIV, 819, (4) pp. samt tavlebind med kobberstukket titelblad, 17 kobberstukne deltitelblade og 319 (alle) helsides kobberstukne plancher med talrige afbildninger. Dette eksemplar er tilsagt (i guldtryk på begge forpermer) "For Den Kongelige Kiöbenhavnske Mynt 1791".Folio. 2 contemp. full calf. Restored, rebacked preserving old spine, gilt. Half-title with large engraved vignette. Text-volume: LXIV, 819, (4) pp. Plate-volume: engraved titlepage, 17 engraved part-titles and 319 (all) full page engraved plates with numerous illustration of coins etc.. Dette monumentalværk - dansk numismatisk hovedværk - blev trykt af Nic. Møller med antikva og med 2 store kobberst. vignetter af F.L. Bradt og tavlebindets titelblad og deltitelblade er stukket af G. Fahrenholtz. - Yderst sjældent udbudt. Birkelund nr. 185. - Bibl. Danica II:587.The very rare first (and only) edition of the monumental main work of Danish numismatics. This grandiose work was printed with antiqua by the famous Danish printer Nicolaus Møller, and the two large vignettes are engraved (and possibly drawn) by F.L. Bradt. The title-page in new-classicistic style as well as the part-titles are engraved by G. Fehrenholtz
Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S
2012-12-26 15:42:17
[LEFRANC (Abbé)]
S.l.. [Paris, Vve Valade], 1791, in 8°, de 168pp., demi-basane époque, étiquette au dos, plats papier bleu, cachet et petite restauration au titre, bon exemplaire. Edition originale très rare, non citée par Caillet et qui manque à Dorbon. Témoignage de première main contenant l'exposé de l'histoire de la franc-maçonnerie, des sociétés secrètes, illuminés, Martinistes etc.... L'auteur fut massacré pendant les journées de sept. 1792. ¶ Fesch col. 831 - Cat. maç. Bibl. de Lyon, Suppl. fonds jésuites n°65 "Défourneaux 175, indique que cet ouvrage fut imprimé qu'à 1000 exemplaires" - Wolfstieg 6362.
Bookseller: L'intersigne Livres anciens
2012-12-26 03:42:01
PAMPHLETS: SCHOLEFIELD, Radcliffe; OSMER, William; FREER, Adam [& others].
. Seven works in one volume, 8vo. Upper wrapper of Blacow's Defence bound in, "The Queen that Jack Found" with 13 woodcuts - 12 by George Cruikshank - and bound without the advertisements, Osmer's Dissertation lacking one leaf (pp 43/4). Some light foxing and soiling, old manuscript contents list to front blank, marbled endpapers, sides and edges, bookplates to paste down and fly leaf. 19th century half calf, slightly worn, rebacked with a black label reading "Pamphlets".A varied collection of 18th and 19th century works, including several very rare items. Scholefield's sermon followed the riots and destruction of the Dissenters' chapels in Birmingham. The Abstract and Appendix to the Sacred Tragedy are removed from a larger work. Rev. Richard Blacow was convicted of libel, having referred to Queen Caroline in a sermon as "the Goddess of Lust", and she is also the subject of the lively poem "The Queen That Jack Found", which contains caricatures of the royal couple and other public figures. Freer's paper on syphilis was his only published work. Only two copies (Oxford and Cambridge) located of Blacow's Defence, and one (Edinburgh) of the play "The Operatives". Osmer's "Dissertation on Horses" is a very scarce work in any edition with only three copies appearing at auction in the last 30 years. Cohn 679.
Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB
2012-12-25 12:07:24
With Stone: To which is subjoined, An Appendix, giving some Account of the Lighthouse on the Spurn Point, built upon a Sand. London: Printed for the Author, by H. Hughs 1791. With titleengraving and 23 copperengravings. Folio. XVI + 198 pp. Bound, in old style, with all edges gilt in nice new full red morocco richly gilt on spine and boards. Printed on thick paper. The very rare 1st edition only printed in a small edition for Smeaton by H. Hughs. Smeaton´s experiments to discover a suitable cement was a turning-point in the history of building materials. The lighthouse which showed a light for 123 years, was eventually replaced by James N. Douglass in 1882 on Plymouth Hoe. British Archit. Library, Early Printed Books IV.
Bookseller: Grosells Antikvariat [DK]
2012-12-24 11:35:06
Voltaire, Francois-Marie Arouet de.
Aux Deux-Ponts (Zweibrücken), Chez Sanson et compagnie 1791-92. 8:o. Contemporary half calf, spine richly gilt, double lettering-pieces, brown paper for title and green leather for parts. Redcoloured edges. Light wear to spines, three volumes with small damage to head of spine. Several volumes with parts or most of the paper-labels missing. 15,5 x 10 cm.
Bookseller: Antiquaria Bok- & Bildantikvariat AB [SE]
2012-12-23 16:50:16
Frankfurt und Libau, 1791. 8vo. 109 pp. Foxing, and minor stains. Somewhat worn contemporary paper boards, spine with beige label. Owner?s signature of Karl Konstantin Kraukling, Mitau 1813, and with book plate of Kursis. VD18 10243259. Winkelmann 6488. The opinions about the author of this anonymous work differs between Manteufel and Philipp Friedrich von Brueggen. Winkelmann gives Manteufel as author and Dresden as place of printing. The future museums director in Dresden Karl Constantine Kraukling or Krauklinn (1792-1873) was during the years 1809-13 a student at the Gymn. illustre in Mitau. His large library was in 1859 given to the Kurländische Provinzialmuseum in Mitau. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Centralantikvariatet [Stockholm, Sweden]
2012-12-23 01:20:29
Johnson, Samuel] Boswell, James
Henry Baldwin / Charles Dilly, London, 1791. First Edition. Quarto, two volumes. With stamps from the Kansas City, MO Public Library on the first page of text of each volume, but otherwise without the usual condition issues associated with ex-libris copies. Second state, volume one with corrected spelling (p. 135: "give" for "gve" and those stated by Pottle not mentioned in the "corrections") and cancels (pp. 271-274); volume two with misnumbered pages (pp. 229, 408, 497, 504, 555, 585, 586) and cancels (pp. 29, 301), as well as hyphens (p. 288) and typographical errors (pp. 78, 92, 275, 352, 562). All plates present, including the frontispiece. A few leaf stubs are present, but not placed at the correct cancels. Contemporary re-backed full calf, seven spine compartments, one in green and one in red, with gilt titles and designs, original endpapers, all page edges cut. A monument to biography. Boswell was already a prolific author by the time of publication, but "The Life" propelled him to even higher levels of recognition. Boswell and Johnson were acquainted for a while, having met, coincidentally, in a book store. But in 1784 Johnson died, seven years before his life went into print. Both volumes Very Good plus, with moderate foxing throughout, light shelfwear, and a few tiny closed tears and creases. Pottle 79, 1967. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA [Baltimore, MD, U.S.A.]
2012-12-22 17:07:05
Tre volumi di cm. 26,5, pp. (2) xxviii, 502 (2); (2) 523 (1); (2) xii, 541 (1). Frontespizi incisi con grande vignetta centrale e 3 tavole fuori testo. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con titoli in oro su tasselli ai dorsi. Sguardie e tagli marmorizzati. Poche e leggere bruniture a qualche sezione di carte, ma esemplare genuino e molto bello. Celebre e stimata edizione, la prima in assoluto della Divina Commedia stampata a Roma. Cfr. Mambelli (78): ""...L'autore del commento è il frate Baldasare Lombardi, Minor Conventuale, il quale per questa magnifica edizione, divenuta rara... pensò che si dovesse ritornare alle antiche stampe e principalmente all'edizione del Nidobeato (1478)...""; De Batines I, 119; Gamba 397. Si unisce: Aggiunta alla Divina Commedia di Dante Alighieri stampata in Roma nell'anno 1791 in tre tomi in quarto. Esame delle correzioni... S.n.t. Opuscolo di pp. 16, in-quarto.
Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense
2012-12-09 17:27:58
BARTRAM, William (1729-1823).
Philadelphia: James & Johnson, 1791. 8vo., (7 6/8 x 4 5/8 inches). Dedication leaf to Thomas Mifflin. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Mico Chlucco King of the Seminoles, folding map of "...the Coast of East Florida from the River St. John Southward near to Cape Canaveral" (some minor offsetting as usual) and 7 engraved engraved plates (some foxing and browning). Contemporary sheep (rebacked preserving the original spine); preserved in natural cloth slipcase and chemise. Provenance: with the signed bookplate of Bruce McKinney, his sale, 2nd December 2010, lot 122 "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) First edition. The plates include: 'Anona Pygmea', 'Anona Grandiflora', 'Ixea Caelestina', 'Plate IV' the image of the head of the Great Soft-Shelled Tortoise, the Great Soft-Shelled Tortoise, and the folding plate of the 'Hydrangea Quercifolia'. William Bartram, son of a Pennsylvania Quaker and naturalist, embarked on a journey of exploration throughout the American Southeast in 1773 and traveled in the modern states of Georgia, North and South Carolina, and Florida recording the flora, fauna and Indian tribes he found there. Bartram made discoveries and sketches of over 200 new botanical specimens, including the Venus Fly Trap and a now extinct tree named for his great friend Benjamin Franklin, calling it the Franklin tree or Franklinia alatamatha. In addition to his scientific writings, Bartram was one of the earliest authors to document the … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries [United States]
2012-12-03 11:00:03
Kempelen, Wolfgang von
Degen, Vienna. First Monograph on Speech Synthesis, the First Successful Speech Synthesizer Kempelen, Wolfgang von (1734-1804). Mechanismus der menschlichen Sprache nebst Beschreibung seiner sprechenden Maschine. 8vo. [20], 456pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait and 26 plates. Vienna: J. B. Degen, 1791. 200 x 125 mm. (uncut). Marbled boards, handwritten paper label c. 1791, spine a little sunned, light wear at hinges and corners. One signature (*) a little loose, otherwise a very fine copy. Ownership signature, dated 1812, on the front free endpaper. First Edition in German, issued simultaneously with the French edition, which was also published by Degen. The first monograph on speech synthesis, containing a description with 26 copperplate illustrations of von Kempelen's voice synthesizer, the forerunner not of sound recording devices such as the phonograph but of today's electronic computerized devices which actually synthesize speech. The work is also significant from a linguistic standpoint, as it contains a thorough analysis of phonetics (the study of the physical sounds of human speech) and discusses the nature and history of language. "Kempelen first discusses in general terms the origins of languages and then considered the mechanisms and physiology of speech generation . . . On the nature of language Kempelen argues that human speech and reason are connected and that they develop together over time and he rejects the theory that all languages come from a single (divine) source. He studies the function of the organs of speech and discovers that the cavities over the l … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's historyofscience [Novato, CA, U.S.A.]
2012-11-08 20:25:56
Coxe, Tench, (1755-1824) as Assistant Treasury Secretary
quarto, three pages, of a bi-folium, old folds, split along central vertical fold, now comprising two sheets, small hole in last leaf occasioned by careless opening, else in very good clean, legible condition. Signed by Coxe and also free franked in Coxe's hand on address leaf, docketed on verso "From Tench Coxe, A. Secretary of the Treay. 10th March 1791 Returns transmitted 10th May 1791." "An avowed economic nationalist, Coxe actively supported the financial program of Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton, particularly Hamilton's efforts to establish a national bank. In May 1790 Hamilton named Coxe to be his assistant secretary of the treasury. Hamilton used Coxe's research in preparing his report on manufactures (1791) ..." - American National Biography, volume 5, pp., 636-638 It is certain that much of the information obtained by Coxe from this circular was used by Hamilton in his famed Report on Manufactures which was presented to the House of Representatives on December 5, 1791. "(Circular) Treasury Department March 10, 1791 Sir, In making up some documents which are requisite for the information of the President and the Legislature, a return of the new Vessels launched since the Commencement of the General Government is found necessary. It is therefore the wish of the Secretary of the Treasury that as soon as may be convenient after the receipt hereof you would transmit to this office the most exact return in your power of the Decked Vessels built in your District between the fourth of March 1790 and the same day in 1791 includ … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Michael Brown [Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.]
2012-10-28 19:07:04
Leipzig und Jena: bei Adam Gottlieb Schneider, 1791. FIRST EDITION. 197 x 127 mm. (7 3/4 x 5"). 9 p.l., 358. FIRST EDITION. Attractive contemporary half calf over pink paper boards, raised bands, spine densely gilt in compartments with tulip centerpiece, fleuron sidepieces, and scrolling floral cornerpieces, two tan morocco labels, marbled pastedowns. With hand-colored title page vignette and 11 FINE ENGRAVED FOLDING PLATES, ALL COLORED BY HAND.Insignificant fading to covers, minor foxing confined to short portions of the text, other trivial imperfections, but AN OUTSTANDING COPY, the binding with virtually no wear, the text unusually clean and fresh, and the intriguing colored plates in a remarkable state of preservation.If there had been infomercials in 1800, the Nuremberg polymath Johann Gütle (1747-1827) would have been actively involved in this kind of promotion. Self taught in physics and mathematics, Gütle was an active entrepreneur who fabricated and sold everything from etched glass to cleaning and beautifying products (among them hair restorer and coloring) to lightning rods--including the first one in his home town. He wrote more than two dozen books dealing with, among other things, mechanics, electricity, surveying, and magic. He ran an active distribution center for his books and products, and he was a travelling showman whose efforts to succeed in retailing had a component of entertainment--a significant fraction of his writings dealing with the diverting amusement of magic tricks. Despite evidence that he could justifiably be labeled a huckster, h … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA) [McMinnville, OR, U.S.A.]
2012-10-25 00:42:44
Parisiis, impensis autoris, 1791-1809. Parts 1-3 (of 5), bound in 1. 4to (270 x 215mm). pp. 22, 18, 16, with 30 engraved plates, of which a number by Pierre Joseph Redouté. Contemporary blind wrappers. The rarest of the 3 iconographies published by Labillardière. The 5 parts with 50 plates were published over a period of 21 years, hence complete copies are rare. There was an interval of 18 years between parts 2 and 3. The publication was interrupted when Labillardière was invited to join the expedition that was to be sent out in search of La Pérouse. After he had published his principal works on this expedition, the 'Rélation' of 1800 and 'Novae Hollandiae plantarum specimen' of 1804 and 1805, the publication of the present work was continued. The first botanical exploration of Ottoman Syria was made by Leonard Rauwolf, and his 'Aigentliche Beschreibung der Raiss inn die Morgenländer' was published in 1582. Botanical exploration of Turkish Syria was hampered by the fact that the countries (Ottoman Syria contained the general region of present Syria, Lebanon, and parts of Jordan and Palestine) were not very secure.//Labillardière obtained the services of some of the best botanical artists of all times to illustrate his 'Icones': Redouté, Poiteau and Turpin. A number of drawings are also by Pierre Joseph Redouté's less known brother Henri Joseph Redouté. //Junk Rara, 218; MacPhail. Cat. Redouteana 64; Nissen BBI, 1115; Stafleu & Cowan 4069. See also Stafleu's introductory note to the reprint of 1968.
Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History Booksellers since 1899) [Netherlands]
2012-10-18 14:11:07
Roma: Antonio Fulgoni(1791). [Figurato Carta Azzurra-Legatura-Dante] (cm.26,5) voll. 3 bella legatura originale in pieno vitello marmorizzato a più colori, piatti con filetti e ricco fregio a rotella, nervi, doppi filetti e fregi floreali anche al dorso, tutto in oro compreso il titolo entro tassello, tagli rossi. Frontis + pp. XXVIII + 1 tav. + pp. 502; Frontis + 1 tav. + pp. 523 + 1 p. di imprimatur; Frontis + pp. XII + 1 tav. + pp. 541 + 1 p. nn. I frontespizi portano due medaglioni, uno col ritratto di Dante, incisi dal Pacini, le tre tavole in rame illustrano l' inferno, il purgatorio e il nparadiso. Precede la vita di Dante scritta da P. Serassi. Esemplare particolare, uno dei pochi stampati su carta azzurra, bello e raro. E' questa la prima divina commedia stampata a Roma con il testo intero, inoltre è la prima edizione con il valido commento di F.B. Lombardi che si è avvalso particolarmente dell' edizione del Nidobeato del 1478 ma anche di quelle di Foligno, Mantova e del Landino. Esemplare bellissimo fresco e nitido, perfettamente conservato. Unica menda, il solo dorso del primo volume con difetti, abrasioni e dorature sbiadite. Molto belle le legature degli altri due volumi. * Mambelli 78; * De Batines I 119; * Gamba 397; * Graesse II 331; * Saginati "Collezione Dantesca Biblioteca Berio" n°81; * Martini "Dante Biblioteca Fondazione Marco Besso" p. 45; * Raccolta Mackenzie p. 113.[f68]. Libro. Book Condition: in eccellenti condizioni. Binding: Rilegato
Bookseller: Libri Antichi Arezzo - F&C Edizioni [AREZZO, Italy]
2012-08-26 03:46:28
Van Rymsdyk, John and Andrew
J. Moore, London, 1791. Second edition, revised and corrected by P. Boyle. Folio. 88pp. plus 30 full page engravings and two letterpress illustrations. Finely bound to style in quarter calf, red lettering label, gilt, marbled paper boards. Text block totally untrimmed and so the edges are rough; in addition, first and last few pages are edgeworn from use. Light staining, foxing and soiling to the text, with the engravings generally offsetting to the letterpress facing pages. The title and first few pages are soiled and have mended closed marginal tears (no loss); else this is a good copy in a fine biding. First printed in 1778 in tribute to the recent (1759) opening of the British Museum. Lowndes, p. 2161. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Thorn Books, ABAA [Tucson, AZ, U.S.A.]
2012-07-28 22:39:25
Darwin, Erasmus
J. Nichols, for J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church Yard 1791 - Both halves of this book were printed separately, then bound together into a single volume. Each has a separate title page and contents page, plus there is a title page at the very front encompassing both parts. PART ONE is the second edition, and contains the Fuseli frontispiece plus 9 additional plates. (The second compartment of the Portland Vase has been bound at the back of Part Two and folded at the top - right side of the image). The Portland Vase itself and First Compartment are folded at the bottom (left side of image) to fit into book. Also, the large (8-1/2x16") Cypripedium floral engraving is folded up to fit and has a 1" tear at the inside edge, not affecting image. PART TWO is the third edition, has the Alken Flora with Cupid frontis plus 9 additional full-page engravings. With the exception of the first three pages of this volume and several 6-10 page sections in both parts (which have spatter patterned foxing), the internal pages are exceptionally clean and bright. ALL engravings have off-set onto facing pages and show general to heaving foxing. Beautifully scripted owner signature (appropriately for the subject matter, owner's name is John Peat) on first title page. Covers are contemporary marbled boards with green leather spine with five bands and gilt title. Both front and back covers are disbound, contemporary bookplate for Mr. Peat on inside front cover, although inside pages are very snug. A wonderful candidate for re-binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Books on High/Tri-Village Book Company [U.S.A.]
2012-07-28 22:39:25
Darwin, Erasmus
London: Printed for J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church-Yard. Part I, 2nd edition 1791. Part II, 4th edition 1794. Large 4to. 2 parts in one volume, with joint title page and separate title-pages to both volumes. Vol. I: pp. xii + 214 + 126 (additional notes) + [2] (errata etc), and 9 engraved plates of which 5 are said to be engraved by William Blake, ('Fertilization of Egypt,' designed by Henry Fuseli, RA is the only one signed). Lacking the Cyprepedium plate fronting p.202, but with an extra plate fronting p.87, not called for. Vol. II: pp. [4] + viii + 200, and 10 engraved plates. Contemporary tree calf, rebacked with original spine piece laid down, morocco letter-piece gilt. A very handsome copy of this important work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: West Grove Books [London, United Kingdom]
2012-07-01 11:24:38
Constitution Française
1 vol. in-16 relié pleine basane mouchetée, A Dijon, de l'Imprimerie de P. Causse, 1791, faux-titre, 163 pp. Rare impression dijonnaise, sur papier vélin. Etat satisfaisant (fente à un mors en tête, petit mq. à un mors, coins frottés, les 3 premiers feuillets sont mal reliés en queue, sans manque, bonne fraîcheur intérieure) pour cette rare impression dijonnaise. Elle propose le texte de la Constitution de 1791, précédé de la Déclaration des droits de l'homme de 1789, et la Lettre du Roi à l'Assemblée Nationale le 13 septembre 1791 Français
Bookseller: Cardinal [FR]
2012-07-01 11:24:38
Bookseller: Librairie du Château de Capens [Capens, France]
2012-07-01 11:24:38
Tr?s rare ?dition originale de la Constitution de 1791 sortie des presses de Didot Jeune, l'ann?e de sa proclamation. Elle contient, outre le texte int?gral de la Constitution, la lettre et le discours d'acceptation du Roi avec une table des mati?res. L'?dition in-folio consid?r?e comme l'originale et l'?dition in-dodecavo consid?r?e comme la premi?re portative sont mieux connues et r?pertori?es. Issue des travaux de la Constituante, la premi?re Constitution fran?aise est proclam?e le 3 septembre 1791. Elle est divis?e en sept titres et deux cent huit articles que pr?c?de la d?claration des droits de l'homme et du citoyen. Pr?cieux exemplaire en reliure d'?poque imprim? ? grandes marges sur papier fort, enrichi des portraits de Louis XVI en, In-4 (17 x 25 cm) de VII-(2)-118 pp., veau havane granit?, dos lisse orn?, pi?ce de titre en maroquin vert, frise dor?e sur les plats (reliure de l'?poque). R?volution , Histoire ; Constitutions , droit ;
Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens [Paris, France]

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