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        A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: With Strictures on Moral and Political Subjects

      Boston: Peter Edes for Thomas and Andrews, 1792. Hardcover. 8vo, three quarter Morocco over marbled boards. xvi, [1],18-340 pp; prelims and half title present. Scattered foxing, else a clean copy with some rubbing to the joint and extremities. One of two editions printed in America in 1792 the other being Philadelphia. A cornerstone of feminst thought. cshc. Very good.

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        A Voyage to Madagascar and the East Indies ... to which is added, M Brunel's Memoir on the Chinese Trade

      London: printed for G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1792. lxiv+[17]-406+[errata] pages with folding map and index. Octavo (8 1/2" x 5 1/2") bound in full leather six spine compartments with red label with gilt lettering and decorative gilt in compartments. Map of Madagascar drawn by M Robert, translated Joseph Trapp. Second English edition which was was preceded by the 1792 edition.Alexis-Marie de Rochon, known as Abbé Rochon, was born in Brest, France in 1741 and died in Paris in 1817. He was a French astronomer, physicist and traveler. He traveled to Africa on an exploring mission to determine the possibility of establishing new trading posts for commerce with the East Indies and China. His trip, journal, and the mapping of the island Madagascar was one of the first from a European. He is also known for his work on lens design and crystal optics, inventing the Rochon prism polarizer.Condition:Respined with the original spine laid on, old roman numeral to front paste down else a very good copy.

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        A correction of abuses in government,

      8vo., (6) + 132pp., including the half-title, emphasis marks in pencil and a few annotations, also in pencil, contemporary calf, now neatly rebacked and labelled to match. A very good copy with the contemporary ownership signature on half-title of G. Ricketts and the later armorial bookplate of Edwards Ricketts on pastedown.Publisher: London: printed for H.D. Symonds.Year: 1792Edition: Probably the only early edition and certainly very rare. [ESTC & OCLC find copies at only 4 libraries: BL + NLS + Rutgers + Un. of Victoria].

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        The Constitution of England; Or, an Account of the English Government: In Which It Is Compared, Both with the Republican Form of Government, and the other Monarchies of Europe [etc.]. Cohen 2754 [mis-citing the Evans number, which is Evans 24263]

      Only American edition of a classic treatment of the English constitution and of comparative constitutional law, said to have prompted Bentham's remark that "Our Author [Blackstone] has copied: but Mr. de L'olme has thought". Contemporary mottled sheep, rubbed, joints cracking, yet an appealing copy. Printed by Hodge & Campbell, and Sold at Their . . . Book-Stores, New-York, 1792.

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         Les chaînes de l'esclavage Ouvrage destiné à développer les noirs attentats des princes contre les peuples; les ressords secrets, les ruses, les menées, les artifices, les coups d'état qu'ils employent pour détruire la liberté, et les scènes sanglantes qui accompagnent le despotisme.

      P., imp. de Marat, l'an premier de la République, (1792), in 8°, de 366pp. (mal chiffrées 364), broché époque, couv. papier vert avec étiquette au dos, sous double emboîtage en cart. moderne, restauration en marge du faux titre et qq. rares rousseurs sinon bon exemplaire à toutes marges tel que paru. Très rare première édition française de ce texte fameux rédigé en français alors que Marat était en Angleterre. Il fut traduit par lui-même en anglais et publié à très petit nombre à Londres en 1774. L'édition française ne parut donc que 19 ans plus tard, corrigée et augmentée de propos sur la guerre d'indépendance américaine et sur les trois années de révolution en France. "C'est aux chaînes de l'esclavage que Marat doit sa réputation d'avoir été le premier théoricien de l'insurrection." (G. Walter Marat, p.27). Il y dénonce le despotisme des rois et leur usurpation progressive du pouvoir, y défend la liberté, les droits de l'homme et le principe de la souveraineté du peuple. A la fin se trouve le "Tableau des vices de la Constitution angloise, présenté en août 1789 aux Etats-Généraux, comme une série d'écueils à éviter dans le gouvernement qu'ils voulaient donner à la France". ¶ Bougeart p.366 - Martin & Walter n°22849.

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        Storia della Città di Parma scritta dal P. Ireneo Affò

      Dalla Stamperia Carmignani, Parma - 1792-1795. 4 volumi in-4 (295x210 mm.), pp (4), XVI, 390 (2); pp. (4), 412; pp. (4), 416; pp. (4), 396. Stemma della città inciso in rame ai frontespizi, testatina a medaglione alla dedicatoria con ritratto di Ferdinando I di Borbone inciso in rame da F. Rosaspina. Elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle marezzata, piatti incorniciati da fregio a catenella con piccoli fiori accantonati, dorso a nervi con scomparti riccamente decorati in oro, autore, titolo e numerazione di tomo incisi in oro su tasselli in marocchino rosso. Tagli di rosso, segnacoli serici verdi. Ottimo esemplare. Prima edizione di una fra le più autorevoli fonti della antichità parmensi. Bibliografia: Lozzi, 3344. Platneriana, 253. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling.

      London: Printed for T. Longman et al. 1792. Three volumes, small octavo, with four engraved plates; in attractive contemporary half roan, flat spines lettered in gilt. A very attractive set of a "new edition" of this great novel, first published in 1749, from the library of the Marquess Conyngham at Slane Castle, Ireland, with his bookplates and signed at the top of each title page. Two leaves with corners torn off (losing two letters on each of two pages), a few other trivial tears but an excellent fresh set.

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        Astronomie. Three volumes

      Didot L' Aîné, Paris 1792 - lxvi, 478pp, 378pp; 727pp. Engraved folding plates. Heavy set - shipping supplement may apply. Text in original French glassqq. G: in Good condition without dust jacket. Covers slightly rubbed - external hinges starting. Some wear and loss to laether on corners. Scattered foxing - otherwise clean and tight Brown hardback half-leather covers on marbled boards [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Expedition of Humphry Clinker.

      London: T. Longman, and G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1792. Three volumes, small octavo; a fine copy in contemporary half roan, flat spines lettered in gilt. A fine set of the fourth edition of this famous novel, from the library of the Marquess Conyngham at Slane Castle, Ireland, with his bookplates and signed at the top of each title page.

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        A Voyage to the South Sea, undertaken by Command of His Majesty, for the purpose of conveying the Bread-fruit Tree to the West Indies, in His Majesty's Ship the Bounty... including an account of the mutiny on board the said ship, and the subsequent voyage of part of the Crew, in the Ship's Boat, from Tofoa, one of the Friendly Islands, to Timor, a Dutch settlement in the East Indies.

      London: George Nicol, 1792. Quarto, with frontispiece portrait, and six plans and charts; fine uncut copy in recent half spotted calf with black and crimson morocco spine labels. First edition. This is a handsome and notably large copy of this classic, one of the great voyage accounts of all time: the official narrative by William Bligh of the voyage of the Bounty. This is the full account of the voyage, and includes a slightly altered version of Bligh's description of the mutiny and the open-boat voyage which had been rushed into print separately two years earlier. At the time of this publication Bligh was on his second breadfruit voyage, and the work was edited by James Burney with the assistance of Sir Joseph Banks.The open-boat voyage, one of the most famous feats of seamanship of all time, was also notable for the coastal discoveries made almost accidentally in the course of the desperate voyage. Bligh's description here is accompanied by his important engraved chart of discoveries made on the coast of present-day Queensland. His achievement in charting large sections of the coast under conditions of terrible hardship partly completed the work of Cook himself on the Australian east coast. Occasional light foxing, likewise affecting the frontispiece (as often).

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        Historiae evangelicae libri IV Eiusdem carmina dubia aut supposititia Ad MSS codices Vaticanos aliosque et ad veteres editiones recensuit Faustinus Arevalus Rome apud Antonium Fulgonium

      

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        A topographical survey of the great road from London to Bath and Bristol. With historical and descriptive accounts of the country, towns, villages, and gentlemen's seats on and adjacent to it; illustrated by perspective views of the most select and picturesque scenery To which is added a correct map of the country Three miles on each side of the road; planned from a scale of one inch to a mile

      First Edition London printed for the author, Charles-street, ST. Jame's-square; and William Faden [replaced by R. Faulder in vol. II], Charing-cross M.DCC.XCII. [1792] Complete in two royal octavo volumes. [2, half-title, blank],xv,[1],154; vii,[1],190,[2, errata, blank]pp, with 65 aquatint plates in sepia "beautifully engraved and resembl[ing John] Carey's work" (Cox) and 11 maps (10 double-page). Recent period-style half-calf over marbled paper-covered boards, spines in six compartments between raised bands ruled in gilt, red morocco lettering pieces gilt, end papers renewed?a very handsome presentation. Title and half-title toned, expected offsetting of plates, otherwise a Fine, attractive set. Abbey, Scenery, 24. Cox 1792. Brunet 1333. Lowndes III, 2105. ESTC Citation No. T100355.Fine First Edition. "A few copies were printed on large paper; these are often found with the plates coloured." (Abbey) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        A Digest of the Laws of England. The Third Edition, considerably Enlarged, and Continued down to the present Time, By Stewart Kyd [etc.]. In Six Volumes. Cowley 283

      Printed by A. Strahan and W. Woodfall [etc.]. The last 18th century edition of "[t]he last of the great common law abridgments", praised by Justice Story, achieving "the perfection of Bacon's system", and marking the great step towards the scientifically arranged modern abridgment. Contemporary sheep, crimson morocco labels, gilt, red edges with Chester / Circuit Library / Poole stencilled upon them; an unusually bound fresh set. Printed by A. Strahan and W. Woodfall [etc.], London, 1792.

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        Contes et nouvelles en vers Paris chez Chevalier

      

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        A Particular Account of The Insurrection of The Negroes of St. Domingo, Begun in August 1791. Speech made to the National Assembly, the third of November, 1791, by the Deputies from The General Assembly of The French Part of St. Domingo. Translated from the French.

      1792. Fourth Edition, with notes and appendix extracted from authentic original papers. Disbound, untrimmed with wide margins, very good indeed. An astonishing and fascinating account of the 1791 Maroon slave uprising in Haiti (the only slave uprising ever to have resulted in the subsequent formation of a nation state) which resulted in the abolition of slavery in France in 1794 (until its resurrection under Napoleon) and the rise of the Haitian leader Toussaint Louverture. A fascinating survival, very scarce.

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        Chart of the Coast Between Botany Bay and Broken Bay

      London: John Stockdale, 1792. Engraved chart, 720 x 400 mm. Important early colonial map of the coastline of New South Wales, a direct result of searching for alternate settlement sites within easy sailing distance from Sydney Cove. John Hunter and William Bradley undertook surveys of Broken Bay and Botany Bay and the coastline that linked them; the result being this fine sounding chart of all three harbours. This map was originally published to accompany Hunter's great early settlement account titled An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island (1793). A little toning and browning, folded to quarto size, now preserved as a flat sheet.

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        Della Specola Astronomica de' Regi Studi di Palermo Libri Quattro.

      First edition Palermo: Reale Stamperia, 1792. A fine copy, uncut in the original boards, of Piazzi's account of the Palermo Observatory, which he established, and where he made the observations that led to his discovery, on January 1, 1801, of the minor planet Ceres. Specola Astronomica includes Piazzi's description of the astronomical instruments he had commissioned and assembled for the Palermo Observatory, the most famous of which was Jesse Ramsden's vertical circle, illustrated on the plates in this volume. A "large theodolite-type instrument was the 5-foot vertical circle which Ramsden made for Piazzi's new observatory at Palermo. Both Ramsden and Piazzi worked at this instrument, twice abandoned before its completion in August, 1789. The horizontal circle gave readings in azimuth read by a micrometer microscope, and the vertical, readings in altitude by two diametrically opposed microscopes. The divisions on the circles were illuminated by an inclined silver mirror fixed to each microscope, and the wires in the telescope eyepiece by transmitting light from a small instrument through the hollow tube-axis - two Ramsden innovations. This instrument, the finest complete circle hitherto made, formed the basis of Piazzi's astronomical work. With it he catalogued nearly 8000 stars, compiled a valuable table of refractions, and attempted to measure the parallax of several bright stars. The great labour involved in the catalogue is the more remarkable when we consider that each star was observed several times before its position was decided" (King, History of the Telescope, pp. 166-8, with the circle illustrated). Summoned in 1780 by the viceroy of Sicily to fill the chair of higher mathematics at the Academy of Palermo, Piazzi was encouraged to establish an astronomical observatory, "and toward the end of the 1780s Piazzi went to England in order to obtain the best possible equipment. "In England, Piazzi met Maskelyne, William Herschel, and Ramsden... The most important result of Piazzi's English visit... was the great five-foot vertical circle, a masterpiece of eighteenth-century technology, that he commissioned from Ramsden. It was installed in the observatory in the Santa Ninfa tower of the royal palace of Palermo in 1789, and is still preserved there. The Palermo observatory opened in 1790, and Piazzi was appointed its director, a post that he retained for most of the rest of his life. "Having returned to Palermo, Piazzi took up the problem of the precise determination of the astronomical coordinates (direct ascension and declination) of the principal stars. Palermo was then the southernmost European observatory, and the favourable climatic conditions that it provided allowed him to study more stars than had been previously catalogued, with a greater degree of accuracy" (DSB). Piazzi published two additional parts of this work, but without plates, in 1794 and 1806. Lalande, p. 622 ("Ce grand et précieux ouvrage"). Folio (370 x 255 mm), pp. xxxii, 240 and 4 folding engraved plates (the first plate showing Ramsden's vertical circle measures 650 x 470 mm). Uncut and completely untouched in the original carta rustica, a very fine, fresh, and crisp copy. Rare.

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        The American geography; or, A view of the present situation of the United States of America containing astronomical geography, geographical definitions, discovery, and general description of America and the United States . . . with a particular description of Kentucky, the Western territory, and Vermont . . . to which is added, an abridgment of the geography of the British, Spanish, French and Dutch dominions in America and the West Indies . . .

      Second Edition London printed for John Stockdale, Piccadilly MDCCXCII. [1792] Thick 8vo: xvi,536pp, with two large folding maps (States of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, Comprehending the Spanish Provinces of East and West Florida . . . by Joseph Purcell; and Northern and Middle States, comprehending the Western Territory and the British Dominions in North America from the best Authorities )and Evans's [folding] polymetric table of America, corrected and improved, shewing the distances between principal towns. Early Essay of the two fold-out maps. Maps fine condition, . Contemporary half-calf, flat spine in six compartments divided by gilt rules, marbled paper-covered boards, red morocco lettering piece gilt, edges speckled brown, plain period end papers. An altogether superior example, tightly bound, text pristine, the splendid maps on heavy stock correctly folded and free of tears and stains. Howes M840; Siebert sale, lot 203. Sabin 50924. Fine Second Edition of this paean to the progress of the new American nation by the Father of American Geography, containing "much curious reading which will never become obsolete." (J. R. Smith, Bibliotheca Americana, 1619) Dissatisfied with the treatment of America in British geographies, Morse, clergyman, geographer, and father of inventor Samuel Morse, wrote this first textbook on American geography. In addition to expounding authoritatively on geography, he rebutted certain racist views published in the Encyclopædia Britannica concerning Native American peoples (for instance, that their women were "slavish" and that their skins and skulls were thicker than those of other humans). N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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         Essai sur le despotisme Troisième édition, corrigée de la main de l'auteur sur l'exemplaire de la seconde édition acheté à sa vente. Précédé de la lettre de M. de S.M. aux auteurs de la Gazette Littéraire, & suivi de l'Avis aux Hessois, & de la réponse aux Conseils de la Raison.

      Paris, chez Le Jay, 1792, in 8°, de XL-336pp., pl. basane époque, dos lisse orné, premier plat frappé au monogramme EJPS dans un ovale surmonté d'une grenade (Grenadier de l'Empire?) qq. rousseurs et brunissures sinon bel exemplaire. La meilleure édition et la seule avec "l'Avis aux Hessois et autres peuples de l'Allemagne vendus par leurs Princes à l'Angleterre"(paru séparément en 1777). L'avis, qui rappelle l'utilisation de mercenaires allemands par les Anglais contre les colons américains, paraît ici en pleine guerre d'Indépendance des Etats-Unis. L'ouvrage est avant tout un violent pamphlet contre le pouvoir absolu. "Dans cet insolent libelle, intitulé Essai sur le Despotisme, sous couleur de réfuter les théories de Jean-Jacques sur la bonté naturelle de l"homme, l"auteur s"attaquait de front aux pouvoirs." (Duc de Castries, Mirabeau, p. 105) ¶ Martin & Walter 24535 - Echeverria & Wilkie 792/62 - Quérard Fr. litt. VI-155

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        'Hints Respecting Botany Bay' [in] Miscellanies in Prose and Verse...

      Edinburgh: J. Robertson, 1792. Octavo, 336 pp.; a very good copy in nineteenth-century half calf over marbled boards. Rare, with an early essay on Botany Bay by a Scottish judge and therefore providing some insight into the reaction of the legal profession to the realities of transportation: 'the Botany-bay scheme is the most absurd, prodigal and impracticable vision that ever intoxicated the mind of man.'Lord Gardenstone (1721-1793) was a distinguished judge, bon vivant and a wonderful eccentric noted for his fondness for pigs: he was 'distinguished for his conviviality, at a period when, especially in Scotland, it must be admitted that real proficiency was requisite to procure fame in that qualification' (Robert Chambers, A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen, 1835). He also found time to be an occasional writer, and this is a charming selection of some of his pensées and poems, which unsurprisingly includes a rollicking ode 'On Hard Drinking.'In his 'Hints on Botany Bay', Lord Gardenstone takes as his starting point the contemporary reports that some 2029 convicts had been transported prior to 18 March 1791, at a cost of £374,000 beside some unrecorded "contingencies". He was astounded by the excessively high cost of hundreds of pounds per convict, especially when there was no hint that the costs would abate; Gardenstone recommended instead the adoption of the Panopticon as devised by the great penal theorist Jeremy Bentham. To those who would argue that the colony would become quickly self-sufficient, he noted that such dreams of agriculture in Sydney were unconvincing when one realised that Governor Phillip's exploring party took five days 'to penetrate thirty miles into the desart' - evidence, by the way, that he had read Phillip's account.This is the second edition, although copies of the first edition appear to be very thin on the ground indeed (no copy of any first edition is recorded by the English Short Title Catalogue, suggesting that the "first" edition may well be a publisher's puff). Ferguson recorded copies of this second edition in the Mitchell Library and the National Library of Australia. Binding rubbed.

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        Observations On The River Wye, And Several Parts Of South Wales, &c. Relative Chiefly To Picturesque Beauty; Made In The Summer Of The Year 1770.

      Early Reprint London printed for R. Blamire, in the Strand M.DCC.XCII. [1792] 8vo: [xvi],152,[2]pp, including final advertisement leaf and 17 full-page oval aquatints (without titles, numbers, signatures or imprints). Recent quarter calf, smooth spine in five compartments (two with central gilt tools) divided by double rules, red morocco lettering piece gilt, marbled paper-covered boards plain end papers renewed. An excellent copy, complete with 17 plates present (only 16 called for), pages clean and bright with only occasional offsetting, handsome period-style binding. Bland, History of Book Illustration, p. 247. Abbey, Scenery, 546 (calling for only 16 plates). Prideaux, p. 337. Martin Hardie, p. 120. Henrey II, p. 531. Barbier, pp. 49-51. Near Fine Third Edition (first published 1772). "[F]irst of a series of five works with similar titles, creating a new class of travel which exposed the author to the satire of Combe's 'Dr. Syntax.' The illustrations to all these books are in aquatint, over which is washed with the brush a tint of warm yellow or brown to give tone to the picture. . . " (Hardie). In June of 1770, Gilpin embarked on his first truly picturesque tour. "Sailing down the Wye proved a very different trip from [Gilpin's earlier] tame journey down the Thames: the ruined castles and mountains of Wales were indeed exciting after the flat countryside of eastern and south-eastern England. . . . here was landscape that called for description, that matched his [Gilpin's] conceptions of beauty and grandeur." (Barbier) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Histoire de Gérard de Nevers et de la belle Euriant sa mie

      De l'imprimerie de Didot Jeune. New illustrated edition of 3 boards (4) of Moreau.Contemporary binding in full red morocco. Smooth spine tooled with fillets, friezes and gilded florets. Golden Roulette coaching boards. Gilt rolls on the cuts and caps. All edges gilt. Back a little past, otherwise very nice copy. De l'imprimerie de Didot Jeune Paris 1792 in-18 (8,5x13,5cm) (4) 247pp. relié

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        Almanach national géographique et portatif

      [179 - 12 pièces (cartes et Desnos, Aubry, [1792], in-8, 12 pièces (cartes et tableaux), précédées et suivie de feuillets vierges, basane marbrée de l'époque, dos à nerfs et fleuronné, pièce de titre rouge sur le plat supérieur, Recueil composite constitué de pièces de provenance diverses, composant un "Almanach géographique" de la France pour la période la Révolution française et de la campagne de 1792, la plupart publiées chez Desnos, soit : 1 tableau sur deux feuillets doubles in-4 donnant le Décadaire pour l'An III (sextile) de la République Française. avec les fêtes républicaines et les anciens jours de la semaine. Se trouve à Paris, chez Aubry [de l'imprimerie de Pellier]. 4 cartes in-8 de la France avec rehauts à l'aquarelle, publiées chez le libraire et ingénieur géographe Louis-Charles Desnos (1725-1805) en 1792 - LARTIGUE, Théâtre de la guerre. Carte pour suivre la marche des armées françoises dans l'Allemagne et les Pays-Bas. Par. - La France divisée en 83 départements avec leurs chef-lieux, suivant le décret de l'Assemblée Nationale, sanctionné en 1792. corrigée par M.B. et Desnos. enluminée de manière à faire voir la position des huit armées de la République - La France considérée dans l'étendue de son commerce intérieur avec le cours des rivières navigables. - Carte des villes de guerre et place fortifiées de la France 2 cartes aquarellées in-8 de Paris, et des environs, publiées chez le même : - Plan de Paris divisé en ses six tribunaux - Département de Paris divisé en ses six tribunaux 2 cartes "odographiques" (qui indiquent les routes) circulaires aquarellées de la France, toujours chez Desnos : - Rizzi ZANNONI, Carte odographique. ou Tableau des distances des principales villes du Royaume à la capitale (numérotée 32) - Carte odographique de toutes les routes les plus fréquentées de Paris à toutes les capitales, ports de mer et autres villes commerçantes de l'Europe. dressée. par L. C. Desnos (numérotée 33) 1 grand tableau in-4 : Table d'escompte à 5% par an, très utile à tous les négociants banquiers. A Paris, chez Desnos, s.d. 1 grand tableau dépliant in-4 avec rehauts à l'aquarelle : Routes de France tirées de l'Indicateur Fidèle. S.n, s.d. 1 tableau contenant la table des cartes pour l'Atlas National & général de la France de 1792. Coins émoussés. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Dictionnaire encyclopédique des amusemens des sciences mathématiques et physiques des procédés curieux des arts, des tours récréatifs & subtils de la magie blanche, & des découvertes ingénieuses & variées de l'industrie...

      P., Panckoucke, 1792, 1 vol. de texte et 1 atlas in 4°, de VIII-870pp. & 2 tableaux dépl. pour le texte, et 86 planches gravées h. t. représentant plus de 1253 objets ou expériences de magie pour l'atlas, certaines en double page, en 2 vol. cart. papier marbré bleu moderne genre 18e, étiquette au dos, mouillure claire pour l'ensemble de l'ouvrage sinon bon exemplaire. Rare et importante compilation, très rare avec l'atlas, faite par Lacombe à partir des traités de Decremps, Ozanam, Macquès, Nollet, Guyot, Pinetti, Montucla, &c... Ce dictionnaire renferme tous les procédés curieux et intéressants de la prestidigitation, avec de nombreux détails sur les tours récréatifs, expériences de physique, d'optique, de pyrotechnie sans feu, artifices, tours occultes et trompeurs, tours de cartes, de gibecière, etc... ¶ Quérard, Fr. litt. IV/p.366 - Ruegg p.35 - Fechner p.168.

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        HISTOIRE DE LA MAISON D'AUTRICHE, DEPUIS RODOLPHE DE HAPSBOURG (sic !) , JUSQU'A LA MORT DE LEOPOLD II (1218-1792).

      1792. Paris Nicolle 1810 5 volumi in 8° Pagine XVI + 495 + 511 + 578 + 544 + 636 Legatura coeva in mezza pelle marrone. Titolo e fregi in oro ai dorsi. Piatti marmorizzati. 11 tavole(su 12) ripiegate fuori testo. Lievissime fioriture. Ottima copia.

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        Recherches sur les costumes et sur les théâtres de toutes les nations, tant anciennes que modernes

      Edition illustrated with a frontispiece and 54 engraved plates in the manner of wash, most in color, with Alix, Wrinkled and Sergeant from Chery.Contemporary binding in full marbled fair calf, back with five nerves decorated with boxes and gilded florets, parts of title and volume number of red and black morocco, gilt roulette coaching boards, double gold mesh underscore cuts all red edges.absent partly head cap, leather almost entirely split bit, some scratches and scuffs on the boards. The false title is missing. It attached a handwritten slip showing that the copy was provided by the Society of Arts Friends of Marseille Bellevaut, theater director of the Marseille Gymnasium for six years which put particular scene in the stage adaptation of the Mysteries of Marseille 'Emile Zola. A Masonic buffer at the bottom of this sheet. The work remained unfinished due to the imprisonment and execution of the author in 1792 during the massacres of September. The characters of ancient coins - mainly from Racine - are staged in demand decorations.Provenance: Library of Hippolyte Destailleur (with his bookplate), architect and important player in the influence of French historicist current. Chez M. Drouhin à Paris 1790 in-4 (19,5x26cm) (2) 150pp. (2) et 175pp. 2 tomes reliés en un volume

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        HOCHBRUCKER Chrétien Recueil Harpe Chant 1792

      - HOCHBRUCKER Chrétien Recueil d'Ariettes choisies avec accompagnement de Harpe suivie d'une Sonate (pour Harpe solo) composé par C. Hochbrucker Oeuvre 2e Gravés par Melle Behague A Paris, chez l'Auteur, Rue St Denis XVIIIe 1792 Signature manuscrite du compositeur Chrétien Hochbrucker (neveu de Jacob Hochbrucker, inventeur des pédales de la Harpe) 25 pages Très bon état 008644 Instruments à cordes

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        Imitations of Original Drawings by Hans Holbein in the Collection of His Majesty for the Portraits of Illustrious Persons of the Court of Henry VIII. With Biographical Tracts. Published by John Chamberlain, Keeper of the King´s Drawings and Medals and F. S. A..

      London, Printed by W. Bulmer and Co., Shakespeare Printing Office, 1792 1 Bl. Zueignung, 1 Bl. «Advertisement», alternierend 42 Bl. Biogr. u. 42 Taf. m. montierten farb. gestochenen Porträts (meist «engraved by F[rancesco] Bartolozzi»), Priv.-HLdr. d. Zt. m. gold. Rücken- u. Deckelpräg., Rücken läd. (vordere Kante geplatzt, kleine Verluste), oft etw. stockfl., erste Bl. min. fingerfleckig, einige Taf. etw. (stock-)fleckig (die 1. Taf. stärker); Tafelträger wellig. Enthält die folgenden 42 (von gesamt wohl 86) Tafeln (jeweils mit 1 Bl. Biographie): Sir John More; (Catherine Willoughby) The Duchess of Suffolk; John Poins (or Poyntz); Lord (Thomas) Vaux; Philip Melanchton; The Lady (Margaret) Eliot; Sir Henry Guldeford; (William Fitzwilliam) The Earl of Southampton; The Lady (Jane) Lister; Sir Thomas Strange; (Edward) Lord Clinton; The Lady (Elizabeth) Vaux; Edward the Sixth; Lord (Thomas) Wentworth; The Lady Ratcliffe; (John) Reskimer; Thomas Parrie; The Lady (Elizabeth) Hobby; Queen Jane Seymour; John More; Thomas. Earl of Surrey; Sir Nicholas Poins; Sir Richard Southwell; The Lady (Mary) of Richmond; (John Fisher) The Bishop of Rochester; Lord (Richard) Rich; The Lady (Elizabeth) Rich; Sir Gawen Carew; Sir Wiliam Sherington; The Marchioness (Frances) of Dorset; J(ohn) Russell. Lord Privy Seal.; Francis Russell. Earl of Bedford; Sir John Gage; The Lady (Mary) Henegham; Lord (George) Cobham; The Lady (Catherine) Borough; (William) Warham. Archb. of Canterbury; John Colet. Dean of Saint Paul´s; The Lady (Anne) Berkeley; Sir George Carew; Nicholas Borbonius; The Lady (Joan) Meutas Versand D: 20,00 EUR Kunst - Monographien Grafik - vor 1800

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        Lettres persanes].

      Shnor Sankt Peterburg 1792 - Small octavo, two parts in one vol. (19 x 11.5 cm). Title with portrait of Montesquieu engraved by I.K. Nabholz, 563 pp.; some small marginal repairs, small loss of text (1-2 letters) partly restored in contemporary writing on pp. 131-132, 134, 511-514 corners of pp. 497-498 and 563-564 torn off not affecting text, occasional contemporary inscriptions, one in different hand from 1935 to upper fly leaf. Contemporary calf, black and red morocco label to spine lettered in blind; rubbed, block shaken but holding. A masterpiece of the French XVIII century literature in an early Russian translation. Completed in 1721, this important piece of French literature recounts in 161 letters the experiences of two Persian noblemen, Usbek and Rica, who are travelling through France. Having left his seraglio in Isfahan in 1711, Usbek takes on a long journey, accompanied by his young friend Rica. During the trip and their stay in Paris during 1712–1720, they comment, in letters exchanged with friends and mullahs, on numerous aspects of Western, Christian society, particularly French politics and Moors, ending with a biting satire of the system of John Law. A clever way to criticise the Ancien Régime without seeming to. The Lettres persanes was an immediate success and often imitated. In Russia the text widely circulated among upper classes, but it was available only in original French or other Western European languages, until the first Russian translation by Fiodor Pospelov was published in 1789 (without any illustration). It was followed closely by the present edition with the text newly translated by the retired collegiate councillor Efim Roznotovskiy (1737-92). Very rare. WorldCat locates two copies only - in Harvard and Cambridge University library. Sopikov 6303; Rodossky 632; Svodnyi Katalog XVIII 4334.

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        Imitations of Original Drawings by Hans Holbein in the Collection of His Majesty for the Portraits of Illustrious Persons of the Court of Henry VIII. With Biographical Tracts. Published by John Chamberlain, Keeper of the King?s Drawings and Medals and F. S. A.

      London, Printed by W. Bulmer and Co., Shakespeare Printing Office 1792 - 1 Bl. Zueignung, 1 Bl. «Advertisement», alternierend 42 Bl. Biogr. u. 42 Taf. m. montierten farb. gestochenen Porträts (meist «engraved by F[rancesco] Bartolozzi»), Priv.-HLdr. d. Zt. m. gold. Rücken- u. Deckelpräg., Rücken läd. (vordere Kante geplatzt, kleine Verluste), oft etw. stockfl., erste Bl. min. fingerfleckig, einige Taf. etw. (stock-)fleckig (die 1. Taf. stärker); Tafelträger wellig. Enthält die folgenden 42 (von gesamt wohl 86) Tafeln (jeweils mit 1 Bl. Biographie): Sir John More; (Catherine Willoughby) The Duchess of Suffolk; John Poins (or Poyntz); Lord (Thomas) Vaux; Philip Melanchton; The Lady (Margaret) Eliot; Sir Henry Guldeford; (William Fitzwilliam) The Earl of Southampton; The Lady (Jane) Lister; Sir Thomas Strange; (Edward) Lord Clinton; The Lady (Elizabeth) Vaux; Edward the Sixth; Lord (Thomas) Wentworth; The Lady Ratcliffe; (John) Reskimer; Thomas Parrie; The Lady (Elizabeth) Hobby; Queen Jane Seymour; John More; Thomas, Earl of Surrey; Sir Nicholas Poins; Sir Richard Southwell; The Lady (Mary) of Richmond; (John Fisher) The Bishop of Rochester; Lord (Richard) Rich; The Lady (Elizabeth) Rich; Sir Gawen Carew; Sir Wiliam Sherington; The Marchioness (Frances) of Dorset; J(ohn) Russell, Lord Privy Seal.; Francis Russell, Earl of Bedford; Sir John Gage; The Lady (Mary) Henegham; Lord (George) Cobham; The Lady (Catherine) Borough; (William) Warham, Archb. of Canterbury; John Colet, Dean of Saint Paul?s; The Lady (Anne) Berkeley; Sir George Carew; Nicholas Borbonius; The Lady (Joan) Meutas 7100 gr. Schlagworte: Kunst - MonographienGrafik - vor 1800 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de la Terreur 1792 - 1794. TOMES I à VII (sur VIII)

      1792. MICHEL LEVY FRERES. 1862 - 1869. In-16.Carré. Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs. VIII + 438 + 511 + 647 + 582 + 573 + 616 + 579 pages. Hommage de l'auteur, sur le 2nd tome. Coins et coupes des plats frottés. Quelques légères épidermures sur le demi-chagrin vert. Etiquette de code sur la coiffe en-tête et tampons de bibliothèque sur la page de titre et dans quelques marges. Traces d'humidité en marges sur le 5ème volume. Mors fendus sur le 7ème volume.

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        A Treatise on Practical Navigation and Seamanship

      London: Gilbert and Wright. Front board detached with prelims attached. Leather rubbed and bumped. Remaining binding intact and in good condition. Pages cut. 1792. First Edition. Half-leather cover. 300mm x 250mm (12" x 10"). 318pp. engraved frontis; 4 engraved plates. Suitable for restoration, research and rebinding. Bookplate on ep. Plates: The Elizabeth in distress, feuding under the goose wing of the foresail; The Elizabeth under sail steering with the machine; The grafton at anchor in distress; The Grafton under sail steering with the machine. [With Remarks, Observations and Directions for managing and conducting a Ship in all kinds of Weather, either under Sail; or at Anchor, with many Useful Hints and Remarks by way of Improvement to Navigation and to Navigators, in every occurrence that can happen to a Ship at Sea or at Anchor. And also, A full and clear description of the English Channel, with distinct and clear Directions for sailing down the Channel from the Downs westward; also particular Directions for a Ship coming from the Ocean, and entering the English Channel, with Directions for sailing up the same to the Downs, both in fair and foul Weather, with whatever is necessary for the Seaman to know by way of Improvement. To Make Ships and the Management of Them; and also Navigation in General More Perfect, and Consequently less dangerous and destructive to Men's Lives and Property. Together With the Method the Author advised, and which was adopted in Scenes of the greatest Distress at sea, in a violent Storm]. .

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        Allgemeines Gesetzbuch für die Preussischen Staaten Erster bis Vierter Theil

      Berlin 1792 - Erster Theil bis Vierter Theil, Frontispizabbildung Stichabbildung, farbiger Gesamtschnitt, Halbleder, 12 x 21 cm gut erhalten, Einbandecken und -kanten gestoßen, Titel am Buchrücken abgegriffen de 1064+1400 S. 2500 g

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        Allgemeine Revision des gesammten Schul- und Erziehungswesens von einer Gesellschaft praktischer Erzieher. (Hrsg. von Joachim Heinrich Campe). 16 Bände. Gute Halblederbde d. Z. auf 5 Bünden mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung (ein Band kaum merkbar nachgebunden).

      Hamburg, Karl Ernst Bohn; Wolfenbüttel, Schulbuchhandlung; Wien und Wolfenbüttel bzw. Braunschweig, Gräffer und Schulbuchhandlung, 1785-1792. - Vollständiges Exemplar des ersten Versuchs einer "kritischen Bestandsaufnahme des gesamten pädagogischen Wissens der damaligen Zeit" (Killy), alle Bände in der seltenen ersten Ausgabe. Das großangelegte Sammelwerk ist das herausragendste Produkt der philanthropinischen Aufklärungspädagogik. Campe (1746-1818), führender Kopf in Fragen der Erziehungs- und Unterrichtsreform, versucht, seine Lehren den breiten Volksschichten nahezubringen. Durch angenehme Unterhaltung mit Beispielen aus der Alltagswelt der Kinder sucht er sie zu vernünftigem Lebenswandel anzuhalten. Zahlreiche Autoren beteiligten sich am Revisionswerk: Bahrdt, Moritz, Ebeling, Büsch, Pfeffel, Salzmann, Struve, Unzer, Uhden, Trapp u. a. So enthält das Werk in den Bänden 12-15 den größten Erziehungsroman des 18. Jahrhunderts, Rousseaus 'Emile' in der ersten vollständigen deutschen Übersetzung mit Campes und anderer – sehr umfangreichen – erläuternden und berichtigenden Anmerkungen. In Band 1 findet sich neben der Vorrede und einer Abhandlung Campes über den Plan des Gesamtwerks die Abhandlung von K. F. Bahrdt über den Zweck der Erziehung, von Campe selbst die 'Erfordernisse einer guten Erziehung von Seiten der Eltern vor und nach der Geburt des Kindes' sowie zwei Abhandlungen von Stuve über die Grundsätze der Erziehung, von der Verbindung von Körper, Geist und Seele, vom Einfluss der Gesellschaft auf den Menschen u.v.a. Weiter finden sich 'Ueber die früheste Bildung jungen Kinderseelen' von Campe, 'Diätetik der Schwangern' von Unzer, 'Von Gymnastik und Leibesübungen' von Villaume, 'Ueber den Unterricht in Sprachen' von Trapp und 'Von der Nothwendigkeit öffentlicher Schulen und von ihrem Verhältnisse zu Staat und Kirche'. Band 9 enthält unter dem Titel 'Handbuch der Erziehung' eine neue Übersetzung (durch L. E. G. Rudolphi) von John Lockes 'Some thoughts concerning the education of children' mit Anmerkungen von Campe. Über diese Anmerkungen äußert sich Campe im Vorwort: Locke und Rousseau "waren unsere Vorgänger Und so wie die Nachwelt die Mängel und Fehler unserer Theorie bemerken und verbessern wird, so dürfen und sollen auch wir mit bescheidener Freimütigkeit anzeigen, was wir in den Theorien unserer Vorgänger Mangelhaftes und Fehlerhaftes wahrzunehmen glauben." Der letzte Band enthält ein umfangreiches Register von 95 Seiten. – Titel und das erste Viertel der Seiten von Band 16 durch Moderschaden mit Papierverlust im weißen Rand, restaurierte Deckelecke. Mehrfach Stempel der Hofbibliothek Donaueschingen. Sonst gutes, nur gelegentlich etwas stockfleckiges Exemplar. – Kirchner 688; Goed. IV 1, 1089, 20 c (Cramer); Fromm 22725. Nicht bei Diesch.

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        French translation of Killing No Murder:] Traicté politique, composé par William Allen, anglois, et traduit nouvellement en français, où il est prouvé par exemple de Moyse, & par d'autres, tirés hors de l'écriture, que tuer un tyran n'est pas un meurtre.

      Lyon: 1658 [but Paris: 1792] - Duodecimo (114 x 70 mm). Contemporary marbled green morocco (attributed to Paris binder Bradel-Jérôme in an inscription on the front free endpaper), red morocco label, smooth spine tooled in gilt, triple gilt rule to boards with fleuron cornerpieces, all edges gilt, gilt turn-ins, pink endpapers. Woodcut headpiece and historiated capital. Early bibliographical inscriptions to front free endpaper verso and first binder's blank. Extremities lightly worn, mild tanning to outer edges of pastedowns, occasional light spotting. A very copy of this scarce work. First edition in French of this apology of tyrannicide, originally directed against Oliver Cromwell and here used to justify in advance the execution of Louis XVI. The text was first published as a pamphlet in 1657 under the title Killing No Murder. From the library of French historian and member of the Académie française, Henry Houssaye (1848–1911), with his bookplate to the front pastedown. Houssaye wrote extensively on Greek antiquity and is best known for his monumental biography of Napoléon. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The New-York directory, and register, for tre [sic] year 1792

      T. and J. Swords, New York 1792 - 12mo. 1st (and only) edition of the 6th annual. viii, 228 p.; lacking final leaf (U6); lacking folding plan. With half-title. Evans 24281. 19th-century pebbled calf, with ownership name of James Roosevelt to half-title, and of Harriet Roosevelt Jewett to front fly. Minor wear to edges of covers. VG. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        INSTITUCIONES DE ARQUITECTURA DEL ARQUITECTO DON FRANCISCO ANTONIO VALZANIA

      Imprenta de Sancha., Madrid. 1792 - De la Arquitectura en general, De los cimientos, De los materiales, De las bóvedas, De los edificios sagrados, De los teatros, De los hospitales, De las carceles, De los edificios particulares, De los ordenes de arquitectura, De la simetría y el decoro, etc. 195 Técnico/ Arqueología/ Arte. Enc. Plena piel con nervios y dorados en el lomo.

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        Brief mit eigenh. U. Wien, 27. XI. 1792.

      1792. ½ S. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. Dienstschreiben an einen Grafen Strassoldo: " In der Nebenlage theile ich Ihnen das Protokoll der zwischen der Hofkammer, der hungarischen Hofkanzley, dem Hofkriegsrath, und der montanistischen Hofkammer abgehaltenen Zusammentretung, wie nämlich die häufigen Münzausschwärzungen in der Türkey, und besonders der 20 und 10 [Kreuzer] Stücke hindanzuhalten wären, zu dem Ende mit, auf das Mir darüber von Seite der Staatshauptbuchhaltung ein standhaftes Gutachten binnen 14 Tagen erstattet werde [...]". - Ohne die erwähnte Beilage.

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        Lehre der Augenkrankheiten.

      Wien, Wappler 1792; EA; 2 Bände; (32) 408, (10) 497 (3) S. mit 11 kolorierten (besser: gemalten) Kupfertafeln und 5 unkolorierten Kupfertafeln; Kartoneinband d. Zt. mit R`schild (minimal bestoßen, 1. Bd am Eck mit geringem Feuchtigkeitsrand, einige Kupfer mit Quetschfalten, Name auf Vorsatz; insgesamt wohlerhaltene Exemplare) Sehr seltene Erstausgabe eines der wichtigsten Bücher zu diesem Gebiet. Beer gründete die erste Augenklinik. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Oda

      plaquette grand in-4 de VIII [Napoli, nella stamperia Reale], [1792], , plaquette grand in-4 de VIII pages, broché, couverture d'attente de papier dominoté de l'époque, Rare. Ode aux souverains des Deux-Siciles, Ferdinand IV de Bourbon et Marie Caroline d'Autriche, soeur aînée de Marie-Antoinette, composée par le poète italien Tommaso Gargallo (1760-1843). Exemplaire sous une belle couverture de papier dominoté italien imprimé à la planche en rouge et bleu, probablement bruni à l'agate. Pliure centrale. Un petit trou en marge et un autre en tête d'ouvrage.

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        A TREATISE ON THE MANAGEMENT OF FEMALE COMPLAINTS, AND OF CHILDREN IN EARLY INFANCY.

      New York: Samuel Campbell, 1792. Leather. Very Good. 16mo (6 1/2 in. tall); 379 pp. [2 ads]. Gilt lettered and decorated black leather label to spine with gilt bands over full leather. Leather joint end cracks, chipping to edges, light surface wear. Preliminaries and rear blanks age toned, 1794 scripted receipt for $1-, various early ownerships and stamp dated 1812, tip lacking, intermittent pale staining and spots. Authored by Alexander Hamilton, M. D. Professor of Midwifery in the University, and Fellow of the Royal College Of Physicians, and of the Royal Society, of Edinburgh, &c. A new edition, with large improvements. Austin, Early American Medical Imprints, 866; Evans 24376.

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        L'Art de lever les Plans de tout ce qui a rapport à la Guerre, & à l'Architecture Civile & Champêtre

      front., XVI, 272pp., 6 pl. Paris, Barrois et Firmin Didot, 1792, in-8, front, XVI, 272pp, 6 pl. , 5 tabl, basane marbrée, dos plat orné de filets dorés, encadrement d'un filet à froid sur les plats, tranches bleues mouch. (rel. de l'ép.), Rare. Frontispice et 6 pl. dépl. h.t. gravés sur cuivre; 5 tableaux dépl. h.t. Nouvelle édition de ce bon classique du sujet qui fut publié pour la première fois en 1763

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        Synopsis and Nosology, Being an Arrangement and Definition of Diseases

      Hartford, CT: Printed by Nathaniel Patten 1792 - First English language edition, variant state with three-line imprint. Contemporary full speckled tan sheep, with five bands stamped to the spine in gilt, a contrasting red title label, lettered in gilt, board edges decorated in gilt, printed on laid paper. Very good, sturdy spine but with cords visible inside the covers, rubbing to the edges and spine compartments, spine head with small burn mark, some light toning and scattered marginalia to the pages, a hint of spotting to the fore edge and a few pages, otherwise clean interior. Overall, an attractive copy of this early American imprint of an important medical work. First published in Latin in 1783, Synopsis and Nosology is a "history or description of diseases, arranged in systematic order" by esteemed Scottish physician and professor William Cullen. Specifically, this text outlines Cullen's influential classification of diseases, which he based on observable symptoms of disease that are useful for purposes of diagnosis. Notably, Cullen arranged diseases into four major divisions: pyrexiae (febrile diseases), neuroses (nervous diseases), cachexiae (diseases related to poor bodily habits), and locales (local diseases). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A PARTICULAR ACCOUNT OF THE INSURRECTION OF THE NEGROES OF ST. DOMINGO, BEGUN IN AUGUST, 1791: TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH...

      [Np, 1792. 32pp. Bound with ten other titles (detailed below). Contemporary marbled boards, neatly rebacked in matching style in half calf, gilt, leather label. Contemporary manuscript contents list on front pastedown; contemporary ownership inscription on fly leaf. Light foxing throughout. Very good. Fourth edition, with notes and an appendix extracted from authentic original papers. An important narrative of the Haitian Revolution of 1791, recounting the many violent and brutal events to which the inhabitants were subject. The author writes: "At this time, one hundred thousand negroes were in rebellion, and all the buildings and plantations, of more than half the Northern province, appeared only as one general conflagration." This work is bound with ten other early American imprints, primarily sermons, as detailed below: 1) Aufrer, Anthony: THE CANNIBALS' PROGRESS; OR THE DREADFUL HORRORS OF FRENCH INVASION.... Newburyport, Ma.: Edmund M. Blunt, [1798]. 35,[1]pp. EVANS 33332. 2) [Gifford, John: A LETTER TO THE HON. THOMAS ERSKINE.... Philadelphia. [1797]. 128pp. Lacks titlepage and second leaf. EVANS 32191. 3) Tappan, David: A DISCOURSE, DELIVERED TO THE RELIGIOUS SOCIETY IN BRATTLE-STREET, BOSTON.... Boston. 1798. 31pp. Half title. Second edition. EVANS 34628. 4) M'Keen, Joseph: TWO DISCOURSES, DELIVERED AT BEVERLY, ON THE DAY OF THE NATIONAL FAST, MAY 9, 1798. Salem, Ma.: Thomas C. Cushing, 1798. 31pp. Half title. EVANS 34039. 5) Prince, John: A DISCOURSE DELIVERED AT SALEM, ON THE DAY OF THE NATIONAL FAST, MAY 9, 1798.... Salem, Ma.: Thomas C. Cushing, 1798. 44pp. Half title. EVANS 34414. 6) Osgood, David: SOME FACTS EVINCIVE OF THE ATHEISTICAL, ANARCHICAL, AND IN OTHER RESPECTS, IMMORAL PRINCIPLES OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC, STATED IN A SERMON DELIVERED ON THE 9th OF MAY, 1798.... Boston. 1798. 27pp. Half title. EVANS 34284. 7) Thayer, John: A DISCOURSE, DELIVERED AT THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH IN BOSTON, ON THE 9th OF MAY, 1798.... Boston. 1798. 31pp. Half title. EVANS 34646. PARSONS 196. WALGREN 417. 8) Tappan, David: A DISCOURSE DELIVERED IN THE CHAPEL OF HARVARD COLLEGE, JUNE 19, 1798.... Boston. 1798. 28pp. EVANS 34629. 9) Eckley, Joseph: A DISCOURSE, DELIVERED ON THE PUBLIC THANKSGIVING DAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1798. Boston. 1798. 23pp. Half title. EVANS 33664. 10) Morse, Jedediah: A SERMON, PREACHED AT CHARLESTOWN, NOVEMBER 19, 1798, ON THE ANNIVERSARY THANKSGIVING IN MASSACHUSETTS.... Boston. 1798. 74,[6]pp. With the six pages included in the appendix of the second edition, printed separately for those persons who purchased the first edition. EVANS 34151, 34152. EVANS 24766.

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        Elogio funebre del ilustrisimo señor Doct. D. Gregorio Francisco de Campos.

      Lima: En la Imprenta de la Casa de los Niños Expósitos, 1792. 4to (20 cm; 8"). [39] ff., 60 pp., [2] ff. The bare facts of this publication are these: Gregorio Francisco de Campos served as bishop of La Paz from 1764 until his death at Christmas season 1789. His eulogizer was Joseph Erazu de Burunda, "Familiar del mismo Señor Obispo, su Exâminador Sinodal, Visitador de la Provincia de Pacages, Cura, y Vicario actual de la Parroquial de San Pedro de Acora en el Partido de Chucuito."    Clearly the men were close and events of 1781 brought them even closer: => That was the year of the Tupac Katari rebellion and the nearly year-long siege of La Paz by the 40,000-strong indigenous independence activists who rebelled against the Spanish Empire. And yes, mention is made in this volume of the rebellion.    Into his bibliographical entry for this eulogy Medina copied an interesting document, a letter from the viceroy to the king concerning Erazu. That letter reads in part: "desde el año de 80, obtiene su actual curato, que sirve igualmente con el vicariato de él, con la misma obligación y esmero, sin dar en este ni los anteriores cargos motivos á la menor queja; que al punto que se sintieron en aquel pueblo los primeros movimientos de la rebelión se esmeró en apartar á sus feligreses de seguirla, y dió prontos avisos á Chucuito para librar las armas del Rey: que retirado por sus achaques á la ciudad de La Paz, sufrió en ella sus dos rriesgados penosos sitios, ejercitando su caridad en sepultar diariamente los muchos cadáveres arrojados por las calles: que el infame indio Isidro Mamanú (alias Catari) que destruyó á Chucuito, fue aprisionado por los mismos feligreses, y entregado al corregidor de Puno, bajo cuyo mando continuaron sirviendo hasta la retirada al Cuzco; que concluídos los sitios de La Paz y abiertos los caminos, regresó á su curato, de donde despachó 600 indios auxiliares contra los rebeldes collanos, y un donativo de doscientos pesos para los gastos de esta expedición, tomando también á su cargo la recaudación de tributos de su doctrina en aquellas críticas circunstancias, logrando aumentarlos desde enotnces en quinientos pesos en cada tercio; que dispuso casa para cuartel de las dos compañías de Santa Cruz de la Sierra, sin gravamen alguno de la Real Hacienda, constituyéndose por capellán de ellos durante los tres años que guarnecieron su pueblo, sin reparto ni derecho por los entìerros y demás funciones de iglesia que se les ofrecieron, y haciéndolos con toda solemnidad; que ha establecido una escuela pública á su costa, comprando casa, pagando al maestro, é instruyendo á los muchachos en el idioma castellano; que promovió y logró cortar en todo aquel partido un abuso con que eran gravados sus naturales por los caciques; y que ha sido exacto en asistir en sus doctrinas, en la administración de sacramentos y en la instrucción de sus feligreses. Y considerándolo por todo acreedor á la gracia que solicita de una silla de merced vacante en el coro de la Catedral de La Paz, ú otra que sea del agrado de S. M., lo hago presente á V. E. para los efectos que su superior discernimiento halle correspondientes."    => This was printed with several handsome historiated initials and one attractive headpiece.         Medina, Lima, 1754; Sabin 22717. 20th-century Latin American brown calf, letters on spine in sans serif (!!) and some staining to edges; a rear blank (retained from previous binding) is of 19th-century wastepaper with fragmentary manuscript accountings. Old neatly inked numeral to title-page; interior clean and bright, red ribbon placemarker.

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