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2009-05-20 17:00:05
[United States Laws - First Congress]:
Philadelphia & New York: Francis Childs and John Swaine, [1791].. Three volumes bound in one. 93,[1]; 228; [3],228-277,[1 blank],[278]- 279pp. Folio. Contemporary calf, expertly rebacked in period style, original gilt morocco label preserved. Rubbed. Scattered dampstaining and foxing. Despite defects, overall still very good. The Acts of Congress, from the first three sessions of the first Congress, bound together. Included herein: The second folio edition of the ACTS PASSED AT A CONGRESS..., after the first of 1789, reprinted to go with the session laws with which it is here bound. The first session of Congress met in New York on March 4, 1789, and continued until the end of September. It officially ratified the Constitution and Washington's election as first U.S. president, and passed much of the most basic legislation for the machinery of government, regulating the Customs, Judiciary, Post Office, Mint, and the like. Much time was spent on the Bill of Rights, which appears here, still including twelve amendments (the first two, relating to the numbers in a congressional district and congressional salaries, were later omitted). Needless to say, all of these things make the acts of this session a foundation work in the history of American government. The ACTS PASSED AT THE SECOND SESSION... "contains the Treaties and Conventions ratified with the several countries of Europe, and with the Indian tribes" (Evans). Much more important foundation legislation was passed in this session, including the Census, naturalization law, the copyright bill, the settling of the Distric … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2009-05-18 18:46:10
Leeuwarden, Wed. Willem Coulon, Staaten van Friesland, 1791. Octavo. Pp. (viii), (ii) divisional title, (34), 30. Engraved heraldic illustration to title. Bound in contemporary decorative wrappers, minute chips to spine ends. In fine condition. Excellent wide-margined copy, very brightly preserved. ~ Rare. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague [The Hague, Netherlands]
2009-05-16 08:08:12
BOYDELL, John (SHAKESPEARE, William)
London: Boydell & Company, [1791-1803]. First Edition. Hardcover. Sporadic and usually very mild foxing to the blank margins of some plates. One engraving has been laid down. The leather is rubbed with some wear, mostly to the spine tips and edges, the front cover being detached but present. Contents very clean and attractive in handsome binding. Large folio (12-1/2" x 16-1/2") bound in publisher's full gilt-decorated red morocco, front cover now detached but present. Illustrated with an engraved title page, two portraits, and 98 full- page copper engravings nearly all of which represent various scenes from plays, including one engraved by William Blake, and are engraved after the major British artists of the day: Reynolds, Romney, Opie, Smirke, Northcote, Westall, etc. The finest illustrations ever created to accompany Shakespeare, here presented in their original large format (the plates were also published as part of a nine-volume folio set of Shakespeare's dramatic works). A difficult title to find intact as most volumes over the years have been broken for their beautiful individual plates which in this volume are quite clean with all tissue guards present.
Bookseller: Charles Agvent
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2009-05-15 15:22:52
Kratter, Franz:
Brünn: Traßler, 1791.. 3 Bl., 263 S.: große gestochene Titelvignette. Türkisgrüner Pappband der Zeit mit Rückenschild, berieben, Kanten etwas beschabt und bestoßen.. 1. Ausgabe. - Mit teils sehr kritischen Schilderungen über Land und Leute der bereisten Gegenden. - Der Verfasser berichtet über München, den Starnberger See, Augsburg, Stuttgart, Karlsruhe, Mannheim, Mainz, Frankfurt etc. - Die Titelvignette mit einer lebhaften figürlichen Szene. - Vereinzelt etwas stockfleckig. - Goedeke V 288, 9, 3.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Scheppler & Müller
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2009-05-14 12:43:16
FABRE D'EGLANTINE & LEMERCIER
- chez Prault, Barba, Cercle Social, Huet., chez Garrigan, à Paris, à Avignon 1791-1803, fort in 8 (12,5x20,5cm), 133pp. (2) , 36pp. , (4) 111pp. (1bc) , 108pp. , (8) 133pp , (1bc) , (1f. bc) (4) 118pp. , (1f. bc) , (2) xiv, 20-112pp., relié. - Certaines de ces pièces sont en éditions originales. Seule la dernière pièce est de Lemercier. L'ouvrage rassemble les meilleures pièces de l'auteur, notamment Le Philinte de Molière, pièce Révolutionnaire qui eut un succès considérable. Pleine Basane racinée d'époque. Dos lisse à fleurons et roulettes. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Roulette d'encadrement sur les plats. 2 coins émoussés. Un manque de cuir en haut du mors supérieur. Frottis aux mors, bordures. Fabre d'Églantine (1750-1794) fut un étrange personnage, tout d'abord comédien itinérant puis écrivain de comédies, il devint le secrétaire de Danton puis député à la Convention, pour finir guillotiné en 1794 (pour faux et usage de faux), au côté de Danton qu'il avait principalement contribué à faire exécuter. Arriviste convaincu et personnage d'une fatuité incroyable, tout lui était un moyen de faire de l'argent, qu'il dépensait plus qu'il ne gagnait. La Révolution fut pour lui un terrain d'activités inépuisables - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Certaines de ces pièces sont en éditions originales. Seule la dernière pièce est de Lemercier. L'ouvrage rassemble les meilleures pièces de l'auteur, notamment Le Philinte de Molière, pièce Révolutionnaire qui eut un succès considérable. Reliure en pleine basane racinée d'époque. Dos lisse à fleurons et roulettes. Pièce de titre en maroqu … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet [Paris, France]
2009-05-05 13:15:16
Kupferstich-Karten von Johann Heinrich Haas bei Heinrich Ludwig Brönner in Frankfurt / Main 1791 - 1813. 50x65 cm. ca. je Blatt. Maßstab 1 : 30380. Zusammen 24 Blätter - Lex. Gesch. Kartogr. I, 292 - Engelmann, Geogr. II, S. 829 - Neunhöffer S. 55ff. - Bertinchamp S. 168f. - Interessante Karte des Rhein-Main-Gebietes mit Ried, Bergstraße und Odenwald zwischen Frankfurt, Miltenberg, Heidelberg, Worms und Oppenheim. Die von Conrad Felsing (19), Eckardt (1) und anonym (2) gestochenen, teils oben rechts nummerierten, jedoch nicht betitelten Blätter zeigen die Sectionen: Darmstadt, Zwingenberg, Oppenheim, Langen, Guntersblum, Höchst, Hochheim, Mannheim, Frankfurt, Worms, Heppenheim, Frankenthal, Hanau, Babenhausen, Umstadt, Heidelberg, Wörth, Fürth, Waldmichelbach, Seligenstadt, Amorbach, Beerfelden, Eberbach; es fehlt Section 17: Aschaffenburg. Die Gesamtkarte setzt sich aus je 4 Blättern nebeneinander und 6 Blättern untereinander zusammen. Das von Johann Baptist Seitz und Jos. Schleich nach Emmerich gestochene Titelblatt zeigt die Einteilung in die Sektionen, sowie Meilenzeiger, Tabelle mit geodätischen Bestimmungen, Barometermessungen, ausführliche Zeichenerklärung (so wird z.B. unterschieden zwischen: Steinerne Brücke, Hölzerne Brücke, Schiffsbrücke, Fähre und Nachen) und Maßstäbe.Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Johann Heinrich Haas wurde nach seinem Eintritt in die Armee im Auftrag des Erbprinzen Ludwig von Hessen-Darmstadt in der Feldmesskunst ausgebildet. 1791 erschien das 1. Blatt seiner Situationskarte, aufgrund des 1792 ausgebrochenen Koalitionskrieges folgte … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat
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2009-04-21 21:23:14
Boote, Richard
1791. Boote, R[ichard]. [d. 1782]. An Historical Treatise of an Action on Suit at Law; And of the Proceedings Used in the Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas From the Original Processes to the Judgment in Both Courts, Wherein the Reason and Usage of the Old Obscure and Formal Parts of Our Writs and Pleadings, Such Especially as Have Reference, Or Relate to the Ancient Method of Practice, As Well Before the Statute of Nisi Prius as Afterwards, Are Duly Considered, In Order to Shew From Whence They Arose; Also an Account of the Alterations That Have Been Made from Time to Time for Regulating the Course of Practice in the Several Courts. With Such Remarks and Observations, As Tend to Explain and Illustrate the Present Mode of Practice; And Pointing Out Such Particulars as Would Contract the Proceedings, And Render Them More Concise, Plain, and Significant, And Less Expensive to the Suitors. With Additions, By W. Ballantine. Dublin: H. Watts, 1791. xxxi, 268 pp. Recent period-style quarter calf over cloth, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine, endpapers renewed. Light browning, occasional light foxing, lower corner lacking from title page with minor loss to text. Struck-through early owner signatures to head of title page, interior otherwise clean. * Only Dublin edition, stated the third, presumably a reissue of the sixth London edition (1791). This popular work was first published in London in 1766 and was generally referred to as "Boote's Suit at Law." It went through several editions, the last one in 1839. "The history of procedure [in the eighteenth centur … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
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2009-04-16 05:55:38
Altkolorierte Kupferstich-Karte von Franz Johann Joseph von Reilly 1791. 26x32 cm. - Die Stadt mit naher Umgebung bis Korneuburg, Greifenstein, Laxenburg und Schwechat / Donau.
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2009-03-24 22:03:37
(THORILD, THOMAS)
Sthlm, Kongl. tryckeriet respektive A. Zetterberg respektive J. A. Carlbohm, 1791. 8:o. 44 + 54,(2 blanka) + 68 s. + (THORILD, THOMAS) Svar på luntan emot lag och rätt i vitterheten: eller abc i vett och heder. Sthlm, A. Zetterberg, 1792. 8:o. 32 s. + (THORILD, THOMAS) Det enda nödvändiga för et rikes financer, eller principen i det stora ämne, hvaröfver man nu tvistar, satt i den klaraste dag, genom Englands öde. Sthlm, A. Zetterberg, 1792. 8:o. 32 s. + (THORILD, THOMAS) Uplysning om handelns sanna frihet, om vigten af principer uti alt, och om publikens höga rätt at döma. Sthlm, A. Zetterberg, 1792. 8:o. 32 s. Nära samtida ngt nött marmorerat pappbd med röd titel- respektive blå titeletikett i glättad papp. Pärmpappret bortskavt överst på ryggen och titeletiketten lite skadad. Gula snitt. Bra samlingsband med J. A. Almquists och Carl Olov Sommars exlibris. "En critik öfver critiker" utgavs "på autors förlag". Efter Leopolds angrepp på "Critik öfver critiker", Thorilds estetiska huvudarbete, bemötte Thorild Leopold i tryck med "Svar på luntan emot lag och rätt i vitterheten", vilken utkom den 17 mars 1792. Dagen innan hade Gustav III skjutits och den litterära fejden avstannade. De två avslutande arbetena är inlägg i den politiska och ekonomiska debatt som följde efter kriget mot Ryssland. Thorild anslöt sig till oppositionen mot enväldet och passade samtidigt på att kritisera den franska smaken. Han bemöttes snart av den kungatrogne Leopold i dennes "Den nya lagstiftningen" (1792).
Bookseller: Mats Rehnström [SE]
2009-03-15 18:33:39
Burke, Edmund.
Wien, Joseph Stahel, 1791.. 8°. Mit gest. Titelportrait (v. Clemens Kohl). 2 Bll., 432 S., Ppbd. d. Zt. m. gepr. Rückenschild.. Erste dt. Ausgabe; seltener als die 1793 von Gentz besorgte. - "[...] Auf die Ansicht, das alte Regime sei so zuinnerst verfault, daß eine umfassende Revolution notwenig sei, erwiderte Burke, daß eine Revolution, die nicht wirkliche Freiheit bringe - welche nur der Rechtsprechung unter einer anerkannten Verfassung ohne Beeinflussung durch den Mob entspringe - überhaupt keine Freiheit darstelle. Leider', sagte er, wissen sie nicht, wieviel mühevolle Schritte getan werden müssen, ehe sie sich zu einer Masse bilden, die eine echte politische Persönlichkeit besitzt'. Die Gedanken' hatten in ganz Europa sofort Erfolg - Gentz veröffentlichte 1793 eine deutsche Übersetzung -, wenn sie auch Burke die Gefolgschaft der Whigs kosteten. Jetzt ganz allein auf sich gestellt, genoß er endlich eine europäische Autorität, die er in seinem eigenen Land oder innerhalb seiner Partei nie erlangt hatte [...]" (Carter/Muir, Bücher die die Welt verändern, S. 442). - Das berühmte Werk übte einen großen Einfluß auch auf die Ideenwelt der preußischen Reformer (Freiherr vom Stein) und der konservativen Denker Deutschlands (Gentz) aus. Die anonyme Übersetzung erschien zwei Jahre vor der bekannten Gentzschen Bearbeitung. "Der Umstand, daß die beiden frühesten deutschen Ausgaben der großen Kampfschrift in Wien erschienen, läßt darauf schließen, daß in der späteren Hochburg der Reaktion eine antirevolutionäre Schrift schon damals auf Beifall rechnen konnte. Kaiser Leopold III. ha … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2009-03-15 08:12:25
BOSWELL, James [1740-1795].
London: Printed By Henry Baldwin, For Charles Dilly, 1791. 2 Volumes. 4to. pp. xii, [16]contents & errata, 516; 1 p.l., 588 [ie. 586]. engraved frontis. portrait of Johnson by J.Heath after a painting by Joshua Reynolds. 2 engraved plates (facsimiles of Johnson's handwriting & a 'Round Robin' with facsimiles of signatures). contemporary sprinkled calf, rebacked, corners renewed (some light scattered foxing throughout - frontis. more heavily affected, lower blank corner of final leaf defective). First Edition of the most celebrated biography in English literature, with S4r, Vol. I, in the corrected state, reading in line 10 'give' rather than 'gve'; with all the cancels (2 in Vol. I & 5 in Vol. II) and misprints listed by Pottle. Grolier, One Hundred Books Famous In English Literature, 65. NCBEL II 1214. Pottle 79. Rothschild 463 (1st Issue). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: D & E LAKE LTD. (ABAC/ILAB) [Toronto, ON, Canada]
2009-03-15 08:12:25
BOSWELL, James
London: Henry Baldwin, 1791. First. hardcover. near fine. The whole exhibiting a view of literature and literary men in Great Britain, for near half a century, during which he flourished. 2 volumes. Engraved frontispiece portrait. Thick 4to, handsomely rebound in 3/4 red morocco; gilt-decorated spines with raised bands, a.e.g. London: Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1791. First Edition, later issue. Fine.Final three pages of vol. II mispaginated.[Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2009-03-14 01:20:02
[United States Laws - First Congress]:
[Philadelphia. 1791].. Small folio broadside. Dbd. Near fine. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. "Approved, March the third, 1791." This rare official printing of a law passed by the third session of the First Congress amends the law passed in the second session creating the District of Columbia. It allows the President to adjust the position of the District along the Potomac, and so set its final position. The law allowed Washington to move the district slightly downstream, so as to include Alexandria and "a convenient part of the Eastern Branch." This had the net effect of including more Virginia land, but the act specifies that all public buildings had to stay on the Maryland side. Signed in print by Speaker of the House Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, John Adams, and George Washington. NAIP and OCLC together record four copies, at the American Antiquarian Society, the Massachusetts Historical Society, the New York Public Library, and the Library of Congress. EVANS 23869. NAIP w014409.
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana
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2009-03-13 08:18:52
Altkolorierte Kupferstich-Karte von Franz Johann Joseph von Reilly 1791. 21.5x29.5 cm. - Rechts eingesetzt eine kleine Sonderkarte Liechtensteins zwischen Mauern, Vaduz und Balzers.
Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat
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2009-03-13 04:21:47
OCAMPO, Florián de
Benito Cano, Madrid, 1791. 8 Vols. 21'5x15. Retr. grab. de Campomanes, 2h, 60p, XXIVp, 459p = 632p = XVIp, retr. grab. de Ambrosio de Morales, 72p, LXIVp, 407p = 700p = 616p = 2h, 446p = XXXIIp, 432p = 519p. Hol. puntas, dorados en lomo, cortes pintados. - Palau nº 198386. A veces se añade 'Las antigüedades de las ciudades de España.' de Ambrosio de Morales.
Bookseller: Escalinata, librería [Madrid, Spain]
2009-03-12 09:22:46
Caraccioli, [Louis Antoine].
1791. (12), 414 SS. Mit gest. Portrait als Titelvignette. (Beigebunden) II: [Pezzl, Johann]. Anekdoten und Charakterzüge von Kaiser Joseph II. Nebst einer Skizze seines Lebens. Wien und Leipzig, o. Dr., 1790. Drei Teile. 126, (2) SS. 128 SS. 96 SS. (Beigebunden) III: [Gottschling, Paul Rudolf]. Unterthänigstes Flehen an Kayser Joseph den Andern, die so schwere Strafe der Schiffziehenden in Ungarn in etwas allergnädigst zu mildern; entworfen von einem im Auslande lebenden siebenbürgischen treuen Unterthan. [Dresden, Selbstverlag?], 1787. 14 SS. Blaugrauer Interimspappband. Verblaßter dreiseitiger gesprenkelter Rotschnitt. 8vo. Interessanter josephinischer Sammelband. I: Erste deutsche Ausgabe von Caracciolis "Vie de Joseph II, empereur d'Allemagne". Übersetzt von Gottlieb Benjamin Reichel. "Enthält auch: Joseph II, [Recueil de lettres originales au général D'Alton] Briefe an den General d'Alton" (Fromm). - II: Erste Ausgabe von Pezzls mehrfach aufgelegter Vita von und Anekdotensammlung um Joseph II. in drei Teilen. - III: Der gebürtige Hermannstädter Paul Rudolph Gottschling (1721-1805) lebte als Buchhalter in Bautzen, ab 1783 als Schriftsteller in Dresden. Seine Eingabe an Joseph II., betreffend die Strafe des Schiffziehens (als Ersatz für die 1787 abgeschaffte Todesstrafe absichtlich möglichst grausam gestaltet), wird von Wernigg als "österreichischer Druck" geführt, von allen anderen Quellen aber als Dresdner Druck angegeben. - Teils braunfleckig. Aus der Bibliothek des großen Privatgelehrten, Sammlers und "Josephinikers" Max von Portheim (1857-1937) mit seinem Exlibris m … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris [AT]
2009-03-12 00:14:24
Hutten, Johann Georg,
Tubingae [Tubingen]: impensis Joannis Georgii Cottae, 1791. Tubingae [Tubingen]: impensis Joannis Georgii Cottae,, 1791. 14 Volumes 1791-1804. Each volume with a separate title page and title vignette (portraits). Texts in Greek, prefaces and annotations in Latin; vols. 1-6: Vitae parallelae & Vols. 7-14: Opera moralia et philosophica. Bound in uniform contemporary half light tan sheep with marbled paper boards, brown spine labels. Bindings generally very good, with a little general wear and rubbing, a few volumes slightly chipped, vol. repaired to the head of the spine. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions, minimal foxing. A very good tight set.. First Thus. Half Leather. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 8vo (12 X 20cm).
Bookseller: Loe Books [United Kingdom]
2009-03-10 01:12:47
SANTO TOMAS DE AQUINO
Matriti (Madrid), 1791. Ex Typographia Benedicti Cano. Plena piel de época. Tejuelo con dorados e hierros y falta de un segundo tejuelo de numeración. Obra en doce tomos. Tomo I: XXIV+624pp., Tomo II: XXIV+827pp.,; Tomo III: XXIV+609pp., Tomo IV: XXII+879pp; Tomo V: XXIV+648pp.; Tomo VI: XXIV+682pp.; Tomo VII: XXIV+744pp.; Tomo VIII: XXIV+789pp; Tomo IX: XVI+555pp., Tomo X: XXII+575pp.; Tomo XI: XII+457pp.; Tomo XII: 910pp. Todos ellos con 17x10cm. Tomo III con un punto de polilla. Cortes tintados. Ejemplar muy corto de margenes superiores. Texto en latín. FILOSOFIA
Bookseller: Librería Raimundo [CADIZ, Spain]
2009-03-08 04:23:20
BRISSOT DE WARVILLE, JACQUES PIERRE.
Paris: Chez Buisson, Imprimeur et Libraire, 1791. First edition. The first English edition appeared in 1792, followed by many editions in numerous languages. 3 vols, 8vo, contemporary tree-calf, red morocco labels, gilt rules and lettering. Folding table. ¶ Inscribed atop title-page of Volume I: "D. Wiglesworth, professor [ . . . . ] / the author & for his excellent Notes on populati[on] / Brissot." Signed in all three volumes "Thomas Wigglesworth / 1792." Signed by Edward Wigglesworth 1818 on the front pastedowns of all three volumes. Jacques Pierre Brissot de Warville (1754-1793) accomplished a lot before perishing beneath the guillotine. A crusading revolutionary and journalist, he published numerous reformist books and articles and spent four months in the Bastille. In 1788 he toured the United States for the anti-slavery cause and as agent for an investment scheme. Back in Paris, he achieved great power--practically controlling French foreign policy--as the leader of the Girondists; but, when the tide turned, he was swept away. In America he toured widely (taking a special interest in the Quakers), dined with James Madison in Philadelphia, and spent three days at Mount Vernon with the Washingtons. Much of his time was spent in and around Boston, and at Harvard he met Edward Wigglesworth (1732-1794), the second Hollis Professor of Divinity, grandson of the poet Michael Wigglesworth (1631-1705) and son of Edward Wigglesworth, the distinguished first Hollis Professor. Brissot refers to Wigglesworth on page 135 of volume 1; and in his chapter in volume 2 on longevity in th … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Brick Row Book Shop [U.S.A.]
2009-03-04 00:18:55
TREMBLEY, A.
Quedlinburg, F. J. Ernst, 1791. 8vo (200 x 120mm). pp. xxi, (1), 572, (16), with 14 ( folded) engraved plates. Contemporary boards. Second German edition. Garrison-Morton 307: "Trembley was one of the pioneers of experimental morphology . His experiments were of great importance in the study of regeneration of lost parts, he was the first to make permanent grafts and to witness cell-divisions". Rare German edition of this important zoological work, of which the first original edition was published in 1744.Nissen ZBI, 4164 (quoting the first German edition of 1775). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk [Amsterdam, Netherlands]
2009-02-27 20:11:37
Küttner, Karl Gottlob).
Leipzig Dyk -94, 1791. XVI, 120, 136; 126 S., 1 Bl., 126 S., 1 Bl., 128; 128, 128, 126 S., 1 Bl. Mit Falttabelle (in Pagina). 8°. Geflammtes Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenschild, schräggestellter Bandnumerierung und reicher Rückenvergoldung, die Deckel mit Marmorpapierbezügen. Erste Ausgabe. - Ausführliche Reiseskizzen und Berichte nach eigenen Beobachtungen zu unterschiedlichen Aspekten vor allem aus der englischen und walisischen Provinz. "His personal preferences are not clearly visible, but they do indicate a belief in England's superiority to other lands. His account of the stage is valuable" (Cox). - Der Sachse Küttner (1753-1805) war 1783 als Hofmeister für mehrere Jahre nach England gegangen, seine "Schriften legen überall Zeugnis ab von umfassender Bildung und offenem Blick" (ADB, XVII, 444). - Bis 1796 erschienen noch weitere acht Stücke. - VORGEBUNDEN: (Derselbe). Ueber den ökonomischen und politischen Zustand von Großbrittannien zu Anfange des Jahres 1796. Leipzig, Dyk, (1796). 1 Bl., 158 S. - Teils etwas gebräunt und stockfleckig, jeweils der erste Titel eines Bandes mit altem Besitzvermerk und rückseitig unauffällig gestempelt. Die dekorativen Einbände mit kleinen Wurmspuren, Gelenke an den Kapitalen stellenweise restauriert. Exlibris. *Cox III, 104. Engelmann, Bibliotheca geographica, 482 und 372. Gewicht (Gramm): 1000 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Christian Strobel (VDA/ILAB) [Irsee, Germany]
2009-02-24 03:10:36
BRYDONE, PATRICK AND VON BORCH:
1791. Small 8vo. Pp. (x), 344, Index (13). Contemporary half calf, rubbed, hinges weak. Old ownership signature on half title. Partly with some light staining. A Swedish edition of Brydone's entertaining work about Sicily and Malta translated by Samuel Ödmann (first English 1773). Comprises also a few letters by von Borch (first 1782). The translator has used other contemporary travel accounts as references and gives relevant comments throughout. Cf Cox i, p.142. Cf. Lowndes i, p. 298.
Bookseller: Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books (ILAB) [Stockholm, Sweden]
2009-02-22 21:30:47
[Heraldry].
London: J. Jolliffe [and 20 others], 1791. Very Good/An odd gathering in a single binding of the Court and City Register (the essential almanac of the British upper class) together with a visual dictionary of British crests, a list of family mottoes, lists of members of Parliament, notable deaths, etc. The text of the Court and City Register and that of A Companion to the Royal Kalendar are complete. Of Heraldry in Miniature, only the 116 engraved plates and 34 pages of family mottoes are included. Some leaves of plates are bound out of order, but no plates are missing.. 17 cm; iv, [1]-24, [1],23-251, [1],253-281 pages, BOUND WITH: 116 heraldric plates and [34] pages of text from HERALDRY IN MINIATURE (London: Rivington, 1790), AND WITH: A COMPANION TO THE ROYAL KALENDAR, FOR THE YEAR 1791 (London: J. Debrett, 1791), 143, [1] pages. Bound in recent full leather with marbled endleaves and red leather label by Paul Sawyer. Occasional light foxing; some leaves evenly toned.
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2009-02-22 19:41:04
BERNARDIN DE SAINT-PIERRE Jacques-Henri
- Chez François Didot le jeune, à Paris 1791, In 18 (8,5x14cm), xlvij (1) 127pp., relié. - Edition originale. Une édition pirate à la même date porte des indications éditoriales semblables : 'De l'imprimerie de Monsieur', mais sa collation est différente, 94pp contre 127 dans celle-ci. Reliure en pleine basane marbrée d'époque. Dos lisse à petits fers concentriques avec filets irradiants. Dentelle d'encadrement sur les plats. Fers estompés. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Mors inférieur fendu en tête sur 4cm. Coins émoussés. 'Conte moral d'une grâce exquise' (Larousse) se déroulant en Inde. Un voyageur part interroger les sages de l'Inde. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First Edition. A pirate edition at the same time carries similar indications Editorial: 'From the printing of Mr.' but its collation is different, 94pp against 127 in it. Full sheepskin marbled time. Smooth back irons with small concentric radiating threads. Lace border on covers. Irons faded. Part of title in red morocco. Lower jaw cracked on top 4cm. Corners bumped. 'Morality Tale of exquisite grace' (Larousse) taking place in India. A traveler from questioning the sages of India. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! xlvij (1) 127pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet [Paris, France]
2009-02-22 05:14:15
BASAN, F. (Graveur)
- A Bruxelles. Chez Jos. Ermens imprimeur-libraire. 1791. Tres volúmenes en un tomo. 8º, portada con viñeta grabada, 1h-259pp, portada con viñeta grabada, paginación continuada hasta 560pp, portada con viñeta grabada, 227pp. Holandesa piel puntas época, nervios, hierros al oro, sello de papel en lomera, cajos de cabeza parcialmente rajados, poco. Buen ejemplar limpio y en su estado primitivo, excelente y límpido papel de hilo con sus márgenes, buena impresión y bonitas tipografías. Brunet I, 686. Bénézit I, 489. Graesse. I, 306. Bigmore & Wyman I, 35. Borroni, I/I, 601. Quérard I, 205. No en CCPB, que colaciona las de Paris. Chez De Lormel. 1767. A Paris. Chez L'Auteur., Cuchet, libraire. Prault., 1789.Imagen en sitio virtual de MIMO Libros [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: MIMO Libros
2009-02-20 08:11:29
Robertson, William
A. Strahan and T. Cadell, London, 1791. First edition, 4to, pp. xii, 364, [12]; 2 large engraved folding maps; recent quarter brown calf over marbled boards, red morocco label on spine; fore margin of one map miscreased. This copy with the ownership signature on the half-title of "C. Wm. Admiral Duff." Encouraged by his friend, Edward Gibbon, Robertson, the leading Scottish historian of his day, undertook this history of ancient India. He concludes with the hope that this account of "the early and high civilization of India, and the wonderful progress of its inhabitants in elegant arts and useful science, may have some influence upon the behavior of Europeans towards that people" (DNB). Kress B.2182. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB) [St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.]
2009-02-17 21:15:46
Hubnern, Johann [Hubner]
Basel, Von Mechel 1791 - Von Mechel: Basel, 1791. In German. Published 1791. History of the Old and New Testaments illustrated with 104 dramatic woodcut plates of Biblical events and other woodcuts throughout the text. Full sheep leather with remnants of old leather straps, outer edges tinted light red, frontis woodcut of the author, [28], 512, [6] pages, with final page of index missing. Covers heavily worn, dried and chipped, leather straps essentially gone, hinges lightly cracked, endpapers possibly replaced at some point during the nineteenth century, pages clean with some light dampstaining to the first few pages, minimal scattered foxing. Chip to lower corner of page 17/18 with minor loss of text; smaller chip to lower corner of plate 52/page 286 with no loss to the woodcut but minor loss to the bottom three lines of text; still smaller chip to lower corner of plate 35/page 424 with bottom line and a half of the text page affected. All plates present. Hard Cover. Fair. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Resource Books, LLC
2009-02-17 04:15:22
Louis-Charles Desnos
Paris, 1791. A decoratvie cartoche is on the upper left corner and a decorative map legend is located in the lower right., Size : 745x850 (mm), 29.25x33.5 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring Very Good, disected and laid on original canvas, folding map
Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books [Toronto, ON, Canada]
2009-02-05 23:16:14
PELLICER, Juan Antonio
Con las licencias necesarias. Madrid: En la Imprenta de Sancha, MDCCXCI (1791).- 2 h., 136 p.; 8º mayor (20 cm.); excelente impresión de Sancha sobre papel verjurado blanco y terso; Enc. en Plena Piel pasta antigua, lomera lisa con tejuelo y bandas doradas de filetes paralelos, cantos dorados, cortes pintados en rojo.- En la portada tiene una firma manuscrita a tinta que no toca texto; la encuadernación tiene pequeñas rozaduras por los bordes y esquinas. Pero restaurado todo esto, su estado es muy bueno, con el interior perfecto. RARO.* MADRID Libro en español
Bookseller: Librería Miguel Miranda [Spain]
2009-02-03 19:28:55
BEZARD, F. S. ; [ BEZARD, François-Siméon ]
De l'Imprimerie Nationale, 1791. Convention Nationale. Rapport et projet de décret sur la proposition d'indemniser les enfans de Jean Calas, de la ruine que son procès leur a occasionnée, aux dépens de qui il appartiendra ; présentés, au nom du Comité de Législation, par F. S. Bézard, Député par le Département de l'Oise à la Convention Nationale. Séance du 23 pluviôse ; Imprimée par ordre de la Convention Nationale, 1 brochure in-8, sans couv., De l'Imprimerie Nationale, Paris, 12 pp. Edition originale. Bon état. Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal [GRADIGNAN, France]
2009-02-03 07:22:04
Reuss, Christian Friedrich:
Würzburg, A. Koenig, 1791. Editio secunda. 2 Bde. XXX (st. XXXII), 640 S. - S. 641-1504. Dekorative Halblederbände der Zeit mit Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung. (etwas berieben bzw. bestoßen). Wellcome IV, 512; Ferguson II, 260; Schelenz 568 (EA 1786); Hirsch/H. IV, 776; Ferchl 441. - Ab S. 1381 alphabetischer Index der Krankheiten mit Angabe der therapeutisch geeigneten Medikamente. - Christian Friedrich Reuss (1745-1813) aus Kopenhagen war Prof. der Medizin in Tübingen. Er hinterließ zahlreiche weitverbreitete, meist botanische, chemische, ökonomische, aber auch rein medizinische Werke. - Vortitel in Band 1 weggelaassen. Titel und letzte Seite gestempelt, handschriftl. Bibliotheks-Sign. und -Aufkleber auf Innenspiegel und Titel. Wenig braunfleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Antiquariat im Hufelandhaus GmbH [Berlin, Germany]
2009-01-28 19:11:12
Hupel, August Wilhelm
Riga, Hartknoch, 1791. Behandelt die Verfassung, Statistik und Landeskunde Russlands. - Teil 2 erschien erst 1793. - In keiner deutschen Staatsbibliothek nachweisbar. - Satzspiegel leicht gebräunt, sonst sauber 684 Seiten Karton der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild, 8° [Attributes: Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Buch & Kunst Antiquariat Flotow GmbH [Ottobrunn, Germany]
2009-01-28 18:09:00
Various
London: Printed for D Brewman and W. Locke, 1791-1793. London: Printed for D Brewman and W. Locke. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1791-1793. First Edition. Hardcover. Fashion; Magazine; Pornographic; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Color Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; aprox 1800 pages; THE BON TON MAGAZINE OR MICROSCOPE OF FASHION AND FOLLY NOS 1-39, MARCH 1791 TO MAY 1793 complete in 3 volumes. English language text. A complete run for the three year period in three 3/4 leather volumes. Includes 3 additional engraved title pages, 77 engraved plates of which 5 are colored. Lacking only the plate Amorous Conflagration in Vol I. Plates are generally of well dressed Lords and Ladies in sexually oriented pursuits. Such titles as "The Skittish Wife and the Patrician Rough Rider", "The Lord and the Engaging Matron", "A Leicestershire Amour" often refer to specific personages. The latter has lightly penciled in at the bottom, "Mary Elisa, wife of The Rev. Calverts John Crewick (sp? ) ". Very occasional scattered foxing, contents VG. Boards rubbed and spines worn but volumes are sound and tight. An interesting social documentary of the thoughts, mores and dalliances of the day. Variously paginated, about 600 pp per volume. Miscellany including anecdotes, romances, biographical sketches, poetry and songs. Ward, W. S. Index of serials, p. 17. NCBEL, II: 1309. Crane & Kaye, 1057. ESTCP3004. At least partial copies exist at Bodleian, Library of Congress, Newberry, British Library and London Library. .
Bookseller: poor man's books (mrbooks) [Vineland, NJ, U.S.A.]
2009-01-27 01:11:17
BUFFON
R. Morison, Perth 1791 - 44 plates (1 folding which is in facsimile), Pagesx;211;184. New bound in full calf. Raised bands to spine. Gilt labels for title and author, gilt decoration to other spine panels. The folding plate is in quality facsimile. Light foxing to edges of plates, text block very clean without foxing. A good, bright and robust copy of the first abridged edition of Buffon's works.Images and further details readily available on request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Goldcrestbooks
2009-01-18 10:14:24
Hargrave Francis
Printed for E. and R. Brooke, Bell-Yard, Temple-Bar 1791-92, London. Modern 1/4 calf, ex-library, with the ownership signature of Sir Robert Gifford, Baron Gifford, and the bookplate of Henry Bickersteth, Baron Langdale One of two works which Holdsworth termed Hargrave's "principal service to legal history", a rich and diverse selection of forty previously unpublished tracts from his extraordinary collection ultimately purchased and deposited in the British Library
Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA [San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.]
2009-01-17 03:15:03
Girtanner, Christoph
Berlin, Unger 1791 (-1792). Inhalt: Bd. 1: Frankreich vor der Revolution, Ursachen und Geschichte der Revolution bis zur Zurückberufung Neckers. - Bd. 2: Von der Rückkehr Necker s bis zur Gefangennahme des Königs und der königl. Familie. - Bd 3: Von der Gefangennahme des Königs bis zu den Feiern auf dem Märzfeld (Champs de Mars). - Bd 4: Über die Auseinandersetzungen in Nancy und die Geschichte der Revolution bis 1790. - Bd 5: Von Anfang 1791 bis zur Flucht des Königs. - Die beiden Falttafeln zeigen Arbeiten der Bürger von Paris auf dem Märzfeld und einen Plan des Märzfeldes, wie dieses zu der am 14. Januar 1790 denkwürdigen Verbindung aller Truppen und Bürgermilizen Frankreichs präpariert worden war. - Abgesehen von teilweiser Bräunung in sehr guter Erhaltung. Bei vorliegendem Exemplar hervorzuheben sind die besonders ansprechenden, überaus reich verzierten Halbleder-Einbände. - Ohne die Faltkarte der Departements Frankreichs im 5. Band. - Zusammen1926 Seiten, 2 mehrfach gefalt. Kupfertafeln Halbleder der Zeit mit reicher floraler u. ornamentaler Rückenvergoldung u. zwei verschiedenfarb. goldgeprägten Rückenschilden, 8° [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Buch & Kunst Antiquariat Flotow GmbH [Ottobrunn, Germany]
2009-01-10 06:10:42
PAULINUS A S. BARTHOLOMAEO, [WERDIN, JOHANN PHILIP]:
1791. 4to. Pp. 12. With woodcut vignette on title. Parallel text of Malayalam and Latin. Attractive contemporary patterned wrappers. First edition of this Latin translation of Malayalam proverbs. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books (ILAB) [Stockholm, Sweden]
2009-01-10 00:11:08
THÉVENEAU DE MORANDE (Charles)
Paris, Froullé, 1791. in-8, [2]-109 pp., demi-basane glacée blonde, dos à nerfs, tranches mouchetées (reliure du XIXe). Bon exemplaire. Seconde édition, parue comme annexe du périodique L'Argus patriote, dirigé par Théveneau et qui défendait les principes d'une monarchie constitutionnelle contre toutes les exagérations de l'époque, renvoyant dos à dos tant Royou que Brissot. Brissot était d'ailleurs un vieil ennemi du "Gazetier cuirassé" depuis le temps de leur collaboration au Courrier de l'Europe (1778-1784) de Swinton. Martin & Walter, 32392. Cioranescu, XVIII, 61643.
Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre [PARIS, France]
2009-01-02 22:23:43
FRAZER, Mrs
Peter Hill, Edinburgh. 2 charming copper plates. 254pp., scattered foxing, (lower 1/6 of last page torn off). 12mo, full leather, worn, front inner hinge strengthened, lacks spine label. Edinburgh: Peter Hill, 1791. First Edition. Very scarce. Bitting p. 167; MacLean p. 55. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2008-12-30 03:21:59
MACKINTOSH, [Sir] James
London: Robinson, 1791. 8vo, pp. (iv), 351. Bound in modern calf, spine gilt over original marble boards. A very nice clean tight copy. Contemporary ownership signature of Dr. Webb on the title-page, a few inked marginal comments as well. Mackintosh was a philosopher born in 1765. In answer to Burke's Reflections on the French Revolution he wrote Vindici' Gallic'....Burke had been answered by Thomas Paine, but Macintosh's reply, taking a less radical ground, and showing much literary and philosophical culture, was the most effective defence of the position of the Whig sympathisers of the revolution." It was partly translated by the Duke of Orleans (later Louis-Philippe). Macintosh's revolutonary ardor was cooled by the events in France and he later became an ardent admirer of Burke. Mackintoch later attacked Godwin and was rewarded by conservative forces with the facilities for his teaching a course in law. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Second Life Books, Inc. [Lanesborough, MA, U.S.A.]
2008-12-08 11:52:33
Paine, Thomas:
Paris. May 1791.. viii,148pp. Original salmon colored boards, remnants of later spine label. Slightly rubbed, else a fine copy. A lovely copy in contemporary condition of one of the most important editions of Paine's great polemic, RIGHTS OF MAN. This is the first French edition of the book, following the first English publication by about six weeks and reprinting the original text as it appeared in the suppressed first English edition. This edition thus preserves Paine's original language before it was toned down by later British publishers, as well as publishing for the first time a preface written solely for this edition. Paine was moved to write this work in response to Edmund Burke's REFLECTIONS ON THE REVOLUTION IN FRANCE, which describes the destruction of the old order in France and voices fear of the danger of wholesale revolution. Paine replied with RIGHTS OF MAN, in which he "laid down those principles of fundamental human rights which must stand, no matter what excesses are committed to obtain them...[it is] the textbook of radical thought and the clearest of all expositions of the basic principles of democracy" - PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN. Arguably it is Paine's most important work, even more influential, in the end, than COMMON SENSE. The first edition of RIGHTS OF MAN was published by Johnson in London on Feb. 22, 1791, a date chosen to honor the (unwilling) dedicatee, George Washington; however, the publisher, intimidated by government agents, suppressed it on the day of publication, and only a few copies escaped destruction. The next British editions, al … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2008-12-06 09:55:44
THE FRENCH CONSTITUTION. - [HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATION]
Paris, Didot Jeune, Chez Garnery, 1791. 12mo. Orig. wrappers, all edges uncut. Front wrapper partly mounted. Some tears and lack to back, thus a bit loose. Internally only minor brownspotting. 160 pp. ¶ First pocket-edition of the highly influential French Constitution. The Constitution was first printed in folio the same year as this one, and the 12-mo-edition is the first edition to follow after that in folio. The pocket-edition was probably the first meant for the public.The Constitution of 1791 is the fruit of the labours of the French National Constituent Assembly which sat from the summer of 1789 to September 1791 and included amongst its members some of France's foremost men, including Mirabeau, Sieyès and Condorcet. It is a document of enormous historical and symbolic importance, which owes the sway that it holds over our political unconscious less to the (ill-fated) political order it established than to the will to erect a new political order, of which it was the expression. The constitution itself was only short-lived. Voted on September 3rd, 1791, it was effectively brought to an end on August 10th, 1792, when insurgents from the Paris Commune invaded the Tuileries and suspended the king. The Constitution was - in the words of French historian Francois Furet - an ephemeral work, but one which has not ceased to haunt all the French constitutions that have followed in its wake. Unknown to most, the Constitution of 1791 did not entail a complete break with l'Ancien Régime. In fact, the political order envisaged by the Assembly was a form of constitutional monarchy … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Herman H J Lynge & Søn A/S [DK]
2008-12-04 05:04:04
[United States Laws]:
[Hartford: Hudson and Goodwin, 1791].. [329]-423pp. Original plain blue wrappers, stitched. Front wrapper and first few leaves gnawed at head of spine and upper corner near spine, with no loss to text; minor foxing. Contemporary ink inscription on front wrapper. Overall very good, untrimmed and unopened. An important group of early acts of Congress, including the ratifications of the Bill of Rights by the various states, the formal establishment of the U.S. Mint and Post Office, various acts for protecting the frontier, the act taxing whiskey that later provoked the Whiskey Rebellion, and the full text of the 1791 treaty between the U.S. and the Cherokees. The present, separately issued volume continues the pagination of Hudson and Goodwin's edition of the laws of the First Congress. EVANS 23843.
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana
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2008-12-02 16:03:43
CHEMELLAT ; ROUILLEAU ; LE BOEUF ; LAMBERT ; DEVERGIE ; PLONGENET ; DUVERGER ; BARBE ; MORIZOT ; PATRIS ; LECHEVLALIER ; VAPPEREAU ; GOURDAULT ; GOUSSU
De l'Imprimerie de Vve Hérissant, 1791. Observations sur le rapport que M. Talleyrand-Périgord, ancien Evêque d'Autun, à fait à l'Assemblée Nationale, sur l'Instruction Publique, les 10, 11 & 17 Septembre 1791, suivies d'un Plan d'Instruction primaire national, présentés à l'Assemblée Nationale, par les Maîtres de Pension de Paris, l'an de l'ère chrétienne 1791, & de la liberté conquise, le troisième ; 1 vol. in-8 br., De l'Imprimerie de Vve Hérissant, rue Neuve-Notre-Dame, (Paris), 1791, 1 f. (titre) et 74 pp. Edition originale. Bon exemplaire. Tourneux, III, 16973 Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal [GRADIGNAN, France]
2008-12-02 13:29:36
Mariti, Giovanni Filippo (1736-1806)
Neuwied: Chez la Societe Typographiqu, 1791. 2 volumes: vi+342 pages; 423 pages. duodecimo (6 1/2" x 4") bound period sheep, spines tooled in gilt. (Brunet III 1435); (Graesse IV, 402). Second Edition in French.Translation of Mariti's "Viaggi per l'Isola di Cipro e per la Soria e Paliestina, Fatti dell'anno 1760-1768," but with some additional information on Cypriot wines taken from Mariti's own monograph on the subject. The first volume contains the most completed description of Cyprus then available, and the second treats of Syria, Palestine and the state of the Greek Church. Mariti spent nine years in the Levant, becoming fluent in both Arabic and Turkish. There was another French translation published in Paris in the same year.Condition:Some scuffing and wear to the covers, 3 (out of 4) spine labels are gone, spine ends chipped, front cover of volume II detached along with free end paper; some darkening and foxing to the contents, occasional minor worming, darkening to title-page and preliminary margins, approximately 50 pages in volume II with top corners bumped else a good to very good set.
Bookseller: The Book Collector [US]
2008-12-01 13:25:52
Sprengel, Mathias Christian & Georg Forster
Paul Gotthelf Kummer, Leipzig, 1791. Volume 7 from a scarce series. Bound in contemporary plain paper boards with small ex-libris round stamp "Furstl. Lowenstein-Freundenberische Bibliothek, Wertheim" N.17. Book is partly untrimmed with very little damage except to the head/tail of the spine. v, 272pp. Portugal, Munro's Corromandel coast, Discoveries in Africa, Seikh religion, Baldwin in Egypt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Global Bookfinders [Kings Park, SA, Australia]
2008-12-01 13:03:15
Trusler, Rev Dr John
London: Printed forthe Author at the Literary Press, No 62, Wardour Street, Soho, 1791. London: Printed forthe Author at the Literary Press, No 62, Wardour Street, Soho. Boards rubbed and bumped. Backstrip worn. Lacking ffep. Contents clean and tight and overall G+. Neat inscription on paste-down and small label marked 'Westbury' with crown. 1791. Second Edition. Paper board cover. 170mm x 110mm (7" x 4"). 120pp + 12pp adverts. 26 woodcuts throughout. '...Together with directions for going to Market, and the Method of Distinguishing good Provisions from Bad; to which is added a Number of Hints or Concise Lessons for the Improvement of Youth on all Occasions in Life'. .
Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd [Alnwick, NORTH, United Kingdom]
2008-11-26 14:12:56
La Bastide, Martin de:
Paris: De l'Imprimerie de Didot fils aine, 1791.. [4],70pp. plus colored folding map, 20 x 22 inches. With [4]pp. pamphlet bound in at rear (as is sometimes the case, though not noted by Sabin), being a prospectus for the published edition of Fleurieu's account of Marchand's circumnavigation and voyage to the Northwest Coast. Modern half morocco and marbled boards, spine richly gilt. Small hole in titlepage, repaired with tissue, a couple instances of very minor light foxing. Manuscript correction to two lines on one page. Near fine, untrimmed. A rare and exceptionally early plan for building a canal across the Isthmus of Darien, thereby connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and containing a fabulous map of the region. From the earliest attempts to find a northwest passage, the desire to find a sea route across the Americas, thereby linking Europe with Asia, had been a long- standing goal. This text is one of the earliest proposals for a water route across Nicaragua, a route that was considered a viable option until the construction of the Panama Canal in the early 20th century. Bastide explains in great detail the feasibility and course of the route, and the great advantages that it would give to France. It would aid trade with French colonies in the Pacific, and on the west coast of the Americas, and with Asia. It would also help the French keep an eye on British and Spanish activities in the Pacific Northwest, as those two nations had just settled many of the controversial issues regarding Nootka Sound. The beautiful large folding map (usually lacking) … [Click Below for Full Description]
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