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         Sammandrag af justitiæ-rådets herr Casten Niebuhrs resa i Levanten och beskrifning om Arabien, med kopparstick. Af Samuel Ödmann.

      First Edition, (24)+455+25 sider sider, Kongl. ordens-tryckeriet, Stockholm, 1787, Indbundet i et pænt samtidig halvlæder med ophøjede bånd og streggulddekoration og let slidt titelfelt med guldtryl. Med 4 foldede graveringer. Gl.navne på inderside forperm og friblad

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         Ponderazioni sopra la contrattazione marittima. Ricavate dalla legge civile ... dal consolato di mare e dagli usi marittimi

      dagli eredi di Adamo Scionico, 1787. Cm. 20, pp. (8) 259 (1). Leg. antica in piena perg. rigida. Antica firma di possesso al frontespizio. Alcuni lavori di tarli marginali, uno dei quali più esteso, ma limitato all'attaccatura interna delle pagine e quindi ben lontano dal testo. Esemplare nel complesso in buono stato di conservazione. Carlo Targa, giureconsulto genovese attivo a cavallo tra XVII e XVIII secolo, fu membro del Tribunale dei Conservatori del Mare. Quest'edizione, in linea con quella del 1755, si presenta arricchita di nuove fonti normative che rendono superata, di fatto, la prima del 1692. L'opera è suddivisa in 102 capitoli e abbraccia, in una prospettiva giuridica, tutte le branchie dell'attività navale: pesca, navigazione, ufficiali, capitani, nocchieri, scrivani, piloti, marinai, contratti, noleggio, conservazione delle merci, sovraccarico, protesto, assicurazioni, incidenti, tipologia di carico, patenti, sinistri, rappresaglie, rivoluzioni, dazi, gabelle, arresto della nave per debiti, creditori, scihavitù, giudizi civili, esecuzione delle sentenze, usi e consuetudini, ecc. Cfr. Iccu; Olschki, II, 518; Bibl. Mansutti, 1582..

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         Sammandrag af capitainen Jakob Cooks tredje resa, i Söderhafwet och emot Norra Polen.

      Med charta öfwer de af Cap. Cook uptäckte och namngifne orter. Ifrån Engelskan. Upsala, Edman 1787. (14),618,(14) sidor + karta. Namnteckning på titelbladet, ett tiotal blad med liten bit av nedre hörnet bortrivet. Samtida(?) skinnband.

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         Oekonomisk-physisk Beskrivelse over Schagens Kiøbstæd og Sogn. Forfattet, i Følge Kongelig Ordre.

      Første udgave, XVI + 434 sider sider, Kjøbenhavn, 1787, Indbundet original marmoreret karton. Forperm pålimet, ryg slidt med alle de 6 tavler, lettere brunplettet

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         Das verbesserte System der Illuminaten mit allen seinen Einrichtungen und Graden.

      Frankfurt und Leipzig (d. i. Nürnberg), Grattenauer 1787. - Tit., 362 S. HLdr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. bayerischem Wappen und Löwen am Rücken. Goed. IV/1, 522, (22), 8; Kloss 3246; Taute 883; Wolfstieg 42953. - Erste Ausgabe. - "Nach Aufhebung des Illuminatenordens erschienen. Enth. W.s Gedanken über Plan u. Einrichtung des Bundes, wie er sich ihn nunmehr dachte" (Wolfstieg). - Altes Exemplar einer bayerischen Regierungsbibliothek. Titel verso gestempelt. Rücken mit Zählung "3", was sich wohl auf eine Reihe Weishauptscher Publikationen bezog, vorliegendes Exemplar ist komplett und einbändig erschienen. Vorderes Gelenk oben angebrochen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Constitutions des Treize Etats-Unis de L'Amerique, Declaration D'Independance, Articles de Confederation et Constitution des Etats-Units de L'Amerique

      Paris, 1787. Full calf. Very Good +. The 1787 1st French edition of the Federal Constitution (and Bill of Rights), published with the 1792 2nd French edition of the Constitutions of the 13 states. This edition also includes the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation and the Treaties between the US and France. A very solid copy to boot: tight and VG+ in its late 18th century calf, with light, forgivable wear to the panels and along the spine. Gilt-titling and bordering at the spine still crisp and unflecked, internally very clean as well, with crisp, bright pages, minimal foxing or offsetting and no writing or markings to speak of. Thick 12mo, lovely period marbled endpapers amd pastedowns.

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         Oeuvres.

      Duplain 1787 - 3 vol. in-8 (194 x 120 mm) de 3 ff.n.ch., CXXIV, 352 pp.ch. et 6 pl. pour le tome 1 ; 2 ff.n.ch., 730 pp.ch. et 1 f.n.ch. pour le tome 2 ; 2 ff., XCVI, 414 pp.ch. et 3 pl. pour le tome 3 ; cartonnage papier marbré, pièces de titre et de tomaison de mar. vert (reliure de l'époque). Cf. Garrison-Morton, 100-102. Première édition de la traduction. "C'est la réunion, sans réimpression, de trois traductions qui avaient été publiées de 1777 à 1785" (Quérard), à savoir : Opuscules de physique animale et végétale et Expériences pour servir à l'histoire de la génération, auxquels ont été ajoutés un éloge de Spallanzani par Alibert, et une notice sur la vie et les écrits de ce savant, par Jean Sennebier, scientifique suisse et bibliothécaire de Genève. Bon exemplaire, quelques cahiers brunis. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Voyage au cap de Bonne-Esperance et autour du monde avec le capitaine Cook et principalement dans le pays des Hottentots et des Caffres. Traduit par M. Le Tourneur.

      BUISSON 1787 - SPARRMAN ANDERS. Voyage au cap de Bonne-Esperance et autour du monde avec le capitaine Cook et principalement dans le pays des Hottentots et des Caffres. Traduit par M. Le Tourneur. Paris, Buisson, 1787. 2 volumes in-4 (265x200mm). Frontispice, une carte dépliante et 9 planches gravées sur cuivre. Rares rousseurs. Reliés plein basane époque, dos à 5 nerfs richement orné, pièce de titre maroquin rouge, pièce de tomaison maroquin vert losange rouge, liseré or sur les plats. Édition Originale de la traduction française. Installé au Cap depuis 1772, Sparrman (1748-1820) rencontre le scientifique Carl Thunberg puis fait la connaissance de James Cook lors de son passage au Cap en octobre 1772 pendant son second voyage dans le Pacifique. Le jeune scientifique accepte de participer à cette expédition scientifique comme assistant de Johann Reinhold Foster et de son fils Georg. Il retourne au Cap en 1775 puis regagne sa patrie l’année suivante. Très bel exemplaire. First edition in French, Sparrman was a Swedish naturalist who accompanied Capitaine Cook on his second voyage. This work is mainly concerned with his travels and natural history expedition in South Africa. Very nice copy. 850€ [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         HISTOIRE DES TROUBLES DE L'AMÉRIQUE ANGLAISE, ECRITE SUR LES MÉMOIRES LES PLUS AUTHENTIQUES.

      Paris. 1787. - Four volumes. [8],379,[3]-6; [4],365; 420; [4],272,43pp. (with many misnumberings). Three folding maps, as called for, and an added map. Half title in second and third volumes. Contemporary tree calf, gilt-tooled spines, brown gilt morocco labels. Minor wear to extremities. Occasional browning and foxing, some maps with slight edge wear. Small paper repair in titlepage of first, third, and fourth volumes, not affecting text; similar repairs to verso of half title in second and third volumes. Bookplate on front pastedown and later ownership signature on front fly leaf of each. Overall a very good set, in an attractive contemporary binding. Second, enlarged, and best edition, enlarged with the help of Thomas Jefferson. "In its completed form the best French history of this war; Rochambeau aided in its preparation" - Howes. An excellent work covering the history of the colonies from 1768 through 1783, with an emphasis on French and Spanish participation, and the signing of the treaty at Paris; all experts agree with Howes that this is the best French history of the Revolution. This set normally contains three maps; a large one of the United States, a map of the area around Yorktown, and a map of the Chesapeake showing the marches of the French and American troops. This copy has an added map, not called for, showing New Jersey, lower New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. SABIN 87290. HOWES S770. GEPHART 1031.

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         Carte des découvertes .

      Artist: Pérouse la Jean Francois (d) ; issued in: Paris; date: (d)1787 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 50 x 68; - description: Map shows the southwest Pacific with the coasts of China, Japan, Philippines, Corea etc.; - vita of the artist: Jean-François de Galaup de La Pérouse (1741 1788) was a French Naval officer and explorer whose expedition vanished in Oceania. La Pérouse crossed the Pacific Ocean in 100 days, arriving at Macau, where he sold the furs acquired in Alaska, dividing the profits among his men. Lapérouse sailed all the way south to the Spanish Las Californias in 1786. He stopped at the Presidio of San Francisco long enough to create an outline map of the Bay Area, Plan du Port du St. Francois, which was reproduced as Map 33 in L. Aubert's 1797 Atlas du Voyage de la Perouse. Laterhe arrived in Monterey Bay and at the Presidio of Monterey.In 1787 after a visit to Manila, he set out for the northeast Asian coasts. He saw the island of Quelpart, present-day Cheju in South Korea, which had been visited by Europeans only once before when a group of Dutchmen shipwrecked there in 1635. He visited the Asian mainland coasts of Korea.

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         England und Italien (Bde. 1-5) / Annalen der Brittischen Geschichte des Jahres 1788. Als Fortsetzung des Werks England und Italien (Bde. 1-3) / Geschichte des siebenjährigen Krieges in Deutschland (Bde. 1-2).

      - 10 Bände. Archenholtz, J.W. von: 1-5: England und Italien. Erster, Zweiter, Dritter, Vierter, Fünfter [1 2 3 4 5] Theil (je Vlg. C.G. Schmieder, Karlsruhe 1787; je Ledereinband mit Goldbeschriftung am Rücken, Rotschnitt, 8°, 2. "gänzlich umgearbeitete und beträchtlich vermehrte Ausgabe", 250 und 236 und 436 und 208 und 282 Seiten, je Band mit einem Stich auf Titelseite [alle Einbände etwas berieben, dazu - 1: 3 kleine Wurmlöcher am Rücken oben; 2: dito Einband hinten; 3: Einbanddeckel gewölbt; 4: Einbanddeckel leicht gewölbt; 5: wie 3]); 6: Annalen der Brittischen Geschichte des Jahres 1788. Als Fortsetzung des Werks England und Italien. Erster Band; 7: dito 1789, Zweiter Band; 8: dito 1790, Dritter Band (je Schmieder, Karlsruhe 1790; je Halbledereinbände, 8°, Rotschnitt, Lesebändchen, kein Titelkupfer, 480 und 353 und 368 Seiten. [Einbände etwas berieben und mit Rückenschildchen; 6 mit 3 kl. Wurmlöchern im Block unten bis S. 13 - ohne Textverlust, 7 mit leicht eingedrückten oberen Einbandkanten; 8 mit angeplatzter Kante Rücken/Einbandhinterdeckel (Läsur 2cm)]; 9-10: Geschichte des siebenjährigen Krieges in Deutschland, Erster und Zweiter Band. (Vlg. Haude und Spener, Berlin 1793; je 8°, Halbledereinband, 434 und 453 Seiten, Rotschnitt, Bd. 2 mit einem Kupfer (zeigend Herzog Ferdinand von Braunschweig); beide Einbände leicht berieben und mit schwach gewölbten Deckeln, 2 mit 3 kl. Wurmlöchern im Rücken oben - die auf der Titelseite angegebene "illuminierte Charte" fehlt, wahrscheinlich auch Abbildungen). Alle Bände schwach stockfleckig und mit Besitzervermerk der Zeit.

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         Die ganze höhere Chemie und Naturwissenschaft in allgemeinen Grundsätzen, nach den drei Uranfängen und Grundkräften der ganzen Natur. Aus dem Lateinischen übersetzt, mit beigefügten Anmerkungen.

      Leipzig Junius 1787 - (20 x 12 cm). (16) 366 S. Halblederband der Zeit. Einzige Ausgabe dieses sehr seltenen Werkes. Es enthält Übersetzungen von Nuysements "Abhandlung vom wahren geheimen Salze der Weisen und vom allgemeinen Weltgeiste (SS. 1-202); Sendivogius "Abhandlung vom Schwefel" (SS. 203-282); Sendivogius "Abhandlung vom Mercur" (SS. 283-335); "Anrede an die Söhne der Wahrheit über das philosophische Räthsel" (SS. 335-338); "Gleichniss, oder philosophisches Räthsel (SS. (338-346) und "Gespräch, zwischen dem Merkur, einem Alchemisten und der Natur" (SS. 346-366). - Stellenweise etwas stockfleckig bzw, gebräunt. Vereinzelt mit schwachem Fleckenrand, Vorderer Vorsatz etwas stärker fleckig. Einband leicht fleckig, berieben und bestoßen. Insgesamt noch gut erhalten. - Ferguson I, 108; Duveen 80; VD18 11384018; Brüning 5414 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         De prima materia metallorum oder gründliche Nachricht vom wahren metallischen Saamen, und vom Ursprunge des ganzen Mineralreichs. Nach eignen Erfahrungen geprüft, durch ordentliche Wirkungen der Natur bestätigt, und auf eine vorher noch unbekannte Art der Welt mitgetheilt. Neue mit Anmerkungen vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage.

      Zittau und Leipzig Schöps 1787 - (17,5 x 10 cm). Vlll, 160 S. Moderner Pappband im Stil der Zeit. Seltene posthum erschienene Ausgabe des erstmals 1754 veröffentlichten Werkes. - "Ein astralischer Geist, wird da gelehrt, sei das anfänglichste Material aller Mineralien und Metalle; durch magnetische Anziehung werde derselbe in einer matrix. zu einer öligen Salzigkeit, der wahren 'prima materia' des mineralischen Reiches. Als Stoffe, aus welchen die Metalle entstanden seien, werden auch noch die drei Principien Sal, Sulphur und Mercurius in Betracht gezogen. Die Metalle wachsen noch in der Erde; sie bilden sich in dem Muttergestein gleich wie in einem Acker durch die Entwickelung des metallischen Samens" (Kopp). - Jugel (1707-1786), 1742 zum Bergdirektor ernannt, ging 1771 nach Berlin, wo er aufgrund seiner alchemistischen Kenntnisse Mitglied der Rosenkreuzer wurde. Berühmt wurde er vor allem durch seine metallurgischen und montanistischen Schriften. Seine Werke zeigen deutlich einen Hang zur Mystik und zur Alchemie. - Gering stockfleckig bzw. gebräunt, sonst sehr gut erhalten. - ADB 14, 658; Ferchl 262; Kopp II, 254; Brüning 5419; vgl. Ferguson l, 441; Duveen 312; Neu 2095 (alle die EA) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Part of Hamilton’s Draft of 1787 Act "for Raising Certain Yearly Taxes," from His One Term in New York’s Legislature

      1787 - Autograph Manuscript. c. March 1787. New York. 2 pp. Two pages of Hamilton's third draft of a bill for "An Act for Raising Certain Yearly Taxes within This State." These two pages were retained by the family until acquired by us earlier this year. The balance of Hamilton's third draft is in the Library of Congress. Hamilton served a single term in the New York State Assembly, from January 12 to April 21, 1787. The 70-member Assembly met in the Old Royal Exchange in New York City. On February 9, a committee introduced a proposal for a new and more fair system of taxation. "It was agreed on all hands," the Daily Advertiser summarized Hamilton's remarks, "that the system heretofore in use was full of defects; both in the view of equality among individuals and of revenue to the state. From the legislature to the assessors, all was conjecture and uncertainty." He explained that the present system left too much discretion to assessors and supervisors with their individual biases and inclinations. "Equality and certainty are the two great objects to be aimed at in taxation," Hamilton concluded, and although his system "does not pretend to reach absolute equality," it would "approach much nearer to equality than the former system" and "leaves nothing to discretion." He invited the committee, the Assembly, and the Legislature to improve it, but warned, "we could not fall upon a worse system than the present. Any change would be for the better."[1]Members of both the New York State Assembly and the New York State Senate offered amendments to Hamilton's bill, and the "Act for raising monies by tax," that passed on April 11, 1787, was substantially shorter and did not include this text. Rather than imposing duties on specific possessions and implementing detailed reforms, the final act levied a quota on each county in the state to raise a total of £50,000, and made the assessors in each county responsible for determining taxable property and the rates of taxation.[2]Transcript21)Assessor shall leave with each possessor of land his or her bailiff Agent or servant or fix up upon some public place of the dwelling house of such possessor of land his or her bailiff agent or servant, if any there be on the premisses a memorandum in writing of the amount of this tax to the end that each person may be prepared in time to pay the same And the said tax shall be payable in the several counties at the respective periods hereinbefore limited for the payment of the tax on inhabited dwelling houses, and in the same proportions, and shall be collected to all intents and purposes within the times and in the manner prescribed for the collection of the said tax on inhabited dwelling houses. And the collectors shall have the same powers and shall be chargeable and answerable in the same manner for any default or neglect in respect to the collection of the said tax on lands as in respect to the collection of the said tax on inhabited dwelling houses and shall account for the proceeds thereof to the respective county treasuries within the same times and in the same manner. Provided always that with respect to such wood lands as are not in the actual occupation of any person the Assessors of the town ward manor precinct or district wherein such lands lie shall enter and estimate the same according to the best information they can obtain touching the Owner of such lands and the quantities thereof; and the Collectors respectively, if the Owners reside within the town manor precinct or district, after demand of such owners of the amount of the said tax and nonpayment thereof accordingly shall and may have and bring an action of debt in their own names respectively for the recovery thereof with Costs of Just: but inasmuch as mistakes might happen as well in respect to the true Owners of such ?? lands as to the quantity thereof it shall be lawful for the persons upon whom the land tax shall. (See website for full description)

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         Alcune decorazioni di nobili sale ed altri ornamenti di Giocondo Albertolli, professore nella Reale Accademia delle Belle Arti in Milano. Incisi da Giacomo Mercoli e da Andrea de Bernardis. / Ornamenti diversi inventati disegnati ed eseguiti da Giocondo Albertolli [.]. Incisi da Giacomo Mercoli Luganese.

      - Milano, Stesso Albertolli, 1787. In-folio, reliure ancienne demi-parchemin crème à coins (reliure frottée, petites déchirures ; charnière inférieure cassée, voir photo ; légères rousseurs). Collation : (3) planches de texte gravé (titre général, titre, dédicace) - (1) f. de texte - 24 gravures en (22) planches - (2) pl. texte gr. (titre, dédicace) - 22 pl. gr. (sur 23 : MANQUE une planche). Une troisième partie parut en 1796. * Brunet, I, 136. * Voir photographies / See pictures. *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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         Biblia, Das ist: Die ganze Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments, Nach denen besten Exemplarien der deutschen Uebersetzung des seligen D. Martin Luthers, Nebst kurzen Summarien eines jeden Capitels, und denen nöthigsten Parallelstellen ; auch einer Einleitung zum erbaulichen Bibellesesn. Mit einer Vorrede D. Siegfried Becks, Superintend. in Zwickau [BOUND WITH] Das Privilegirte Ordentliche und Vermehrte Dreßdnische Gesang=Buch, . [BOUND WITH] Tägliche Kirchen-Andachten, welche dem Privilegirten, ordentlichen und vermehrten Dreßdnischen Gesang=Buche .

      Friedrich Gottlob Höfer (Bible); Johann Gottlob Immanuel Breitkopf, Zwickau (Bible); Dresden; Leipzig 1787 - Large 12mo (7 x 4 1/2"). [1] leaf (Frontispiece), 6 leaves (Introduction), [9] leaves, 1152, [4]pp (Old Testament); 316pp (New Testament); [8] leaves, 629, [39]pp (Das Privilegirte Ordentliche und Vermehrte Dreßdnische Gesang=Buch); 128pp (Tägliche Kirchen-Andachten, welche dem Privilegirten, ordentlichen und vermehrten Dreßdnischen Gesang=Buche). Contemporary full morocco, with gold tooling and lettering on covers and spine. Front cover with gilt-stamped initials "G. L. R." dated 1788. Dentelles. Marbled endpapers.This beautifully produced German Bible translated by Martin Luther includes Apocrypha. The New Testament has a separate title page. The title page of the Bible is not dated, but the Introduction by Siegfried Becks is dated Easter week, 1749. Not listed in Darlow and Moule.[WITH]- Das Privilegirte Ordentliche und Vermehrte Dreßdnische Gesang=Buch, .:Two full-page engraved frontispieces depicting the Frauenkirche (Church of our Lady), and the Kreuzkirche (Church of the Holy Cross). Originally published in 1730, "Das Privilegirte Ordentliche und Vermehrte Dreßdnische Gesang=Buch." contains religious songs to be sung in the churches throughout Saxony.[WITH]- Tägliche Kirchen-Andachten, welche dem Privilegirten, ordentlichen und vermehrten Dreßdnischen Gesang=Buche .:Engraved frontispiece depicting Jesus on the Cross. Title vignette. Also originally published in 1730, "Tägliche Kirchen-Andachten, welche dem Privilegirten, ordentlichen und vermehrten Dreßdnischen Gesang=Buche." this work is a Christian book containing morning and evening prayers for every day in the week, annual festivals, penitential rites, etc. Binding partly rubbed and cracked. Closed tear at upper front joint. Contemporary previous owner's inscription in ink dated 1813 and 1850 at verso of front free endpaper, and signature at verso of the Old Testament frontispiece. Text in German, gothic script. Binding in overall fair to good-, interior in good+ to very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Élémens d'Architecture, de Fortifications et de Navigation, Avec un Vocabulaire des termes de Fortifications et des principaux termes de la Navigation, en françois et en anglois.

      Paris, Veuve Ballard 1787 - Octavo. Pp. (ii), 68; 51; 92, (3). Plus a total of 23 folding engraved plates (16+6+1) with multiple illustrations to each. Engraved head- and tail-pieces. Hardcover, bound in contemporary mottled full calf, spine richly decorated in gilt, brown morocco lettering-piece in gilt, marbled endpapers, spine-ends chipped, joints and hinges tender. In a very good condition, rather fine interior with excellent plates. ~ First edition. Complete with all 23 wonderful plates. Not in Jordan. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Von den wichtigsten Pflichten eines Organisten. Ein Beitrag zur Verbesserung der musikalischen Liturgie.

      2. Auflage, mit Noten, 8. 18,6 x 12,0 cm. VI,257 Seiten, Herausgegeben von Dr. Raue, In gutem Zustand. Einband stark berieben, Ecken bestoßen, Buchblock durchgängig leicht braunfleckig, aber im Ganzen gut Exemplar einer ehemaligen Lehrerbibliothek mit entsprechenden Signaturen und Stempeln. Erste Auflage erschien 1787. In gebrochener Schrift.

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         Biblia, Das ist: Die ganze Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments, Nach denen besten Exemplarien der deutschen Uebersetzung des seligen D. Martin Luthers, Nebst kurzen Summarien eines jeden Capitels, und denen nöthigsten Parallelstellen ; auch einer Einleitung zum erbaulichen Bibellesesn. Mit einer Vorrede D. Siegfried Becks, Superintend. in Zwickau [BOUND WITH] Das Privilegirte Ordentliche und Vermehrte Dreßdnische Gesang=Buch, ... [BOUND WITH] Tägliche Kirchen-Andachten, welche dem Privilegirten, ordentlichen und vermehrten Dreßdnischen Gesang=Buche ..

      Zwickau (Bible); Dresden; Leipzig: Friedrich Gottlob Höfer (Bible); Johann Gottlob Immanuel Breitkopf, 1787. Later edition. Hardcover. g- to vg. Large 12mo (7 x 4 1/2"). [1] leaf (Frontispiece), 6 leaves (Introduction), [9] leaves, 1152, [4]pp (Old Testament); 316pp (New Testament); [8] leaves, 629, [39]pp (Das Privilegirte Ordentliche und Vermehrte Dreßdnische Gesang=Buch); 128pp (Tägliche Kirchen-Andachten, welche dem Privilegirten, ordentlichen und vermehrten Dreßdnischen Gesang=Buche). Contemporary full morocco, with gold tooling and lettering on covers and spine. Front cover with gilt-stamped initials "G. L. R." dated 1788. Dentelles. Marbled endpapers. This beautifully produced German Bible translated by Martin Luther includes Apocrypha. The New Testament has a separate title page. The title page of the Bible is not dated, but the Introduction by Siegfried Becks is dated Easter week, 1749. Not listed in Darlow and Moule. [WITH] - Das Privilegirte Ordentliche und Vermehrte Dreßdnische Gesang=Buch, ..: Two full-page engraved frontispieces depicting the Frauenkirche (Church of our Lady), and the Kreuzkirche (Church of the Holy Cross). Originally published in 1730, "Das Privilegirte Ordentliche und Vermehrte Dreßdnische Gesang=Buch..." contains religious songs to be sung in the churches throughout Saxony. [WITH] - Tägliche Kirchen-Andachten, welche dem Privilegirten, ordentlichen und vermehrten Dreßdnischen Gesang=Buche ...: Engraved frontispiece depicting Jesus on the Cross. Title vignette. Also originally published in 1730, "Tägliche Kirchen-Andachten, welche dem Privilegirten, ordentlichen und vermehrten Dreßdnischen Gesang=Buche..." this work is a Christian book containing morning and evening prayers for every day in the week, annual festivals, penitential rites, etc... Binding partly rubbed and cracked. Closed tear at upper front joint. Contemporary previous owner's inscription in ink dated 1813 and 1850 at verso of front free endpaper, and signature at verso of the Old Testament frontispiece. Text in German, gothic script. Binding in overall fair to good-, interior in good+ to very good condition.

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         Oeuvres du Seigneur de Brantôme (8 Tomes - Complet)

      Chez Jean-François Bastien 1787 - Nouvelle édition, plus correcte que les précédentes, 8 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque plein veau porphyre, dos lisse orné, tranches marbrées, Chez Jean-François Bastien, Paris, 1787, 12 ff., 416 pp. ; 2ff., 586 pp. ; 2 ff., 556 pp. ; 2 ff. 475 pp. ; 2 ff., 455 pp. ; 2 ff., 481 pp. ;2 ff., 473 pp. ; 496 pp. et 1 f. Bel exemplaire en très élégante reliure du temps en plein veau porphyre. Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         3 volume set: Von dem Zwecke Jesu und seiner Jünger, Noch ein Fragment des Wolfenbüttelschen Ungenannten (1784); Fragmente des Wolfenbüttelschen Ungenannten, ein Anhang zu dem Fragment vom Zwecke Jesu und seiner Jünger (1784); Uebrige noch ungedruckte Werke des Wolfenbüttlischen Fragmentisten. Ein Nachlass von Gotthold Ephraim Lessing. Herausgegeben von C. A. E. Schmidt (pseudonym for Johann Andreas Riem), 1787

      Berlin: Arnold Wever, 1787. Hardcover. Very Good. Published 1784 and 1787. First volume is a neue auflage, second volume is a first printing, third volume does not have a publisher listed but most scholars think it was Wever who published this volume too. 8vo, old half vellum and patterned paper-covered boards, 276, 298, 410 pp. Very good, light soil and rubbing to binding, minor ex-library marks with bookplates to pastedown, blindstamp to title pages. Lessing died in 1781; these posthumously published 'fragments' are an outgrowth of the major theological controversy that erupted in 1770s Germany when Lessing, who was head of the ducal library at Wolfenbüttel anonymously published portions of the 'Apology' of Hermann Samuel Reimarus that posited a natural religion that was opposed to a Christianity built on supernatural miracles and visions. Texts in German.

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         Carte des Isles Sandwich

      Mappa delle Hawaii di Cook. All'interno vengono mostrate le varie tappe del passaggio di Cook attraverso le isole, comprese di date, oltre che le caratteristiche topografiche delle isole e un grande inserto dedicato alla Baia di Karakakooa. Cook lasciò le Hawaii nel 1779, dopo aver visitato la maggior parte delle isole principali e aver fatto un lavoro di mappatura molto accurato. Il grande dibattito su questa mappa riguarda il fatto se il lavoro sia stato realizzato da Henry Roberts o William Bligh. Mentre il testo dell'Official Account of Cook's Third Voyage accredita Henry Roberts come autore delle mappe, la copia del British Hydrographical Office dell'Official Account include un'annotazione a mano di Henry Bligh, in cui afferma di essere stato l'autore di questa mappa e di aver realizzato le mappe delle Hawaii. La mappa è apparsa nel Bonne's Atlas Supplement, pubblicato a Parigi nel 1787, che comprende nel Volume II molte delle mappe derivate dai tre viaggi di Cook. Striking full color example of Cook's first map of Hawaii, showing Cook's tracks through the Islands, including dates, topographical features of the islands and a large insert of Karakakooa Bay. Cook left Hawaii in 1779, after coasting most of the major islands and having done a remarkably accurate job of mapping the islands for a first visit. The great debate regarding this map is whether the work was done by Henry Roberts or William Bligh of Mutiny on the Bounty Fame. While the text of the Official Account of Cook's Third Voyage credits Henry Roberts as the surveyor and maker of the charts, the British Hydrographical Office copy of the Official Account includes a manuscript annotation in Henry Bligh's own hand, wherein Bligh claims to have been the maker of this map and to have constructed the maps of Hawaii. The present example appeared in Bonne's Atlas Supplement, published in Paris in 1787, which includes many of the maps derived from Cook's three voyages in Volume II.

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         Demostración critico-apologética del Theatro crítico universal. Con la qual se hace patiente la evidencia, certeza, probabilidad, verisimilitud, elección, exactitud, harmonia y propiedad de sus discursos, notícias, opiniones, conjeturas, autores, citas, expresiones y palabras que en los tomos I, II, III, en algunas partes del IV, y en la ilustración apologética, pretendió contradecir el Vulgo, con diferentes papelones; por no haber entendido hasta ahora la conexión, y obvia significación de las voces. Adjunta una defensa de las aprobaciones de la dicha ilustración. Quarta impresión.

      En Pamplona, Benito Cosculluela, 1787. - 2 volumes. in-4. 2ff. XL. 484pp. 1f. + in-4. 2ff. 526pp. 2ff. Demi-basane, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre (réliure de l'époque, couverture légèrerent usagée, quelques frottements aux coupes). Edition pamplonaise de cet ouvrage rédigé en défense du "Theatro critico universal", par le grand érudit Martin Sarmiento (1695-1772). Initialement publié en 1732, cet examen des quatre premiers tomes de l'ouvrage polémique du Padre Feyjoo fut rédigé après que l'auteur eut été chargé par l'autorité ecclésiastique d'en examiner la portée et les tendances. Son approbation donna lieu à de nombreuses controverses, dont certaines font ici l'objet d'une réponse: l'ouvrage est organisé selon les titres des essais de Feyjoo auxquels il est fait référence. Figure méconnue de la "Ilustración", Sarmiento était à l'instar de l'auteur du "Theatro" un modèle d'érudition monacale doué de surcroît d'un esprit brillant et novateur. Il est l'auteur de nombreux ouvrages portant sur des domaines aussi divers que la littérature, la médecine, la botanique, l'ethnographie, l'histoire, la théologie, ou encore la linguistique. Intérieur bruni, rousseurs éparses. Bon exemplaire par ailleurs, dans sa reliure de l'époque. Palau, 302332.

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         Oeuvres du Seigneur de Brantôme (8 Tomes - Complet)

      Nouvelle édition, plus correcte que les précédentes, 8 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque plein veau porphyre, dos lisse orné, tranches marbrées, Chez Jean-François Bastien, Paris, 1787, 12 ff., 416 pp. ; 2ff., 586 pp. ; 2 ff., 556 pp. ; 2 ff. 475 pp. ; 2 ff., 455 pp. ; 2 ff., 481 pp. ;2 ff., 473 pp. ; 496 pp. et 1 f. Bel exemplaire en très élégante reliure du temps en plein veau porphyre. Français

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         Veduta delle Logge del Borgo di Pisa venendo dalla Porta Lucchese

      1787. Animata veduta delle logge di Pisa dalla parte di Porta Lucchese. In controluce si nota grande e decorativa filigrana "Pescia al Paradiso" ad indicare la provenienza della carta utilizzata per la stampa. Rif: "Pisa e il suo territorio: tra cartografia e vedutismo dal XV° secolo al XIX° secolo" Raccolta di Valentino Cai vol I° pag. 95 N° 118

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         NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA

      John Stockdale, London 1787 - Octavo. 382pp. The first London edition in near contemporary calf with red morocco title label on the spine. The front board has been reattached. There are two early previous owner names on the title page, one dated 1797 and scratched out in a contemporary pen; general toning and foxing throughout. The folding table is present and in good condition. this copy lacks the folding map of Virginia as usual; a very nice though slightly reduced facsimile of the 1787 map is inserted in its place. The only book by Jefferson published in his lifetime. This edition preceded by the virtually unobtainable Paris edition which was limited to 200 copies. (Sabin 35896; Howes J78; Clark I:262). Very Good binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Lounger. A Periodical Paper, published at Edinburgh in the Years 1785 and 1786

      printed for William Creech, Edinburgh 1787 - First edition of all issues except issues 1 & 2 (third ed), and issues 3-5 & 7 (second edition). With The Lounger Extraordinary; or, Masquerade Monitor bound between issues 56 and 57. Folio (317 x 190 mm). Complete run of all 101 issues published. The Lounger and an earlier journal edited by Mackenzie, The Mirror (1779-80), were "the first Scottish weeklies of their kind. Mackenzie contributed most of the essays and focused on life and society, advocating a way of life based on natural sentiment and harmony. The balance between egotistic and altruistic motives was very much a tenet of the Scottish Enlightenment" (ODNB). Mackenzie (1745-1831), whom Sir Walter Scott called the 'Northern Addison', is perhaps best known for his novel The Man of Feeling (1771); he contributed 57 of the essays in The Lounger. This copy includes a contemporary (or near) manuscript "Key to the Lounger," 5 pp, providing the names of contributors for each issue; the names of contributors (or speculations thereon) have also been inked in a contemporary hand, presumably Whyte's, at the end of many issues. Evidently a subscriber's copy; at the end of the final issue is printed a notice of the publication in volumes of The Lounger, declaring that subscribers who have preserved their numbers will be given a title page gratis. ESTC P1411. Provenance: J Whyte (contemporary ownership inscription) Contemporary marbled boards backed with modern calf. Scattered minor soiling, boards rubbed, a clean copy With The Lounger Extraordinary; or, Masquerade Monitor bound between issues 56 and 57. Folio (317 x 190 mm) First edition of all issues except issues 1 & 2 (third ed), and issues 3-5 & 7 (second edition). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Histoire de Dannemarc

      Chez Barde, Manget & Compagnie|& Chez Buisson 1787 - - Chez Barde, Manget & Compagnie & Chez Buisson, A Genève & à Paris 1787, 9 tomes en 9 Vol. in-12 (10,5x17,5cm), XXIV, 360pp. et 333pp. (1) et 444pp. et 465pp. et 558pp. (1) et 416pp. (1) et 451pp. (1) et 429pp. (1) et 470pp. (1), 9 volumes reliés. - Troisième et meilleure édition; elle est en effet la plus complète. Avant de composer cet ensemble, plusieurs éditions sont parues : en premier lieu une Introduction à l'histoire du Dannemarc en 1755, et qui forme dans notre exemplaire le premier volume illustrée d'une grande carte dépliante de la Scandinavie. Deux volumes in 4 paraîtront quelques années plus tard, puis un troisième. L'histoire fut ensuite continuée jusqu'en 1720, puis jusqu'en 1773 dans cette édition. Reliures en plein veau flammé légèrement postérieures. Dos lisses ornés de 4 fers et de roulettes. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en veau vert. Manques en tête des volumes 5 et 7. Frottements. 2 coins émoussés. Dans l'avant-propos du tome II, le relieur a interverti plusieurs feuillets. Carte restaurée anciennement sur une pilure. Bel exemplaire. L'ouvrage est considéré comme la meilleure histoire ancienne du Danemark, elle est en effet abondamment documenté, et contient en outre une étude de la mythologie et les 33 fables de ce qui compose l'Edda, ainsi que d'autres épopées. Avant la narration historique, les deux premiers volumes sont une approche anthropologique du Danemark, abordant la spécificité de ce pays autant par sa situation géographique que par ses moeurs et sa mythologie. L'auteur vécut un long moment au Danemark et fut précepteur du prince régnant, dans le même temps qu'il occupait un poste de professeur au collège royal de Copenhague. Ex libris aux armes du XIXe du Duc de Montebello. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Third and best edition; it is indeed the most complete. Before composing this ensemble, several editions were published: in the first place an Introduction to the history of Dannemarc in 1755, which forms in our copy the first illustrated volume of a large folding map of Scandinavia. Two volumes in 4 will appear a few years later, then a third. The story was then continued until 1720, then until 1773 in this edition. Full flamed calfskin bindings slightly posterior. Smooth backs decorated with 4 irons and wheels. Title and volume pieces in green calf. Misses in the head of volumes 5 and 7. Friction. 2 blunt corners. Nice copy. The book is considered the best ancient history of Denmark, it is indeed extensively documented, and contains in addition a study of mythology and the 33 fables of what composes the Edda, as well as other epics. Before the historical narration, the first two volumes are an anthropological approach of Denmark, addressing the specificity of this country as much by its geographical location as by its customs and its mythology. The author lived for a long time in Denmark and was tutor to the reigning prince, at the same time as he was a professor at the Royal College of Copenhagen. NB: This book is available at the bookstore on request within 48 hours. XXIV, 360pp. et 333pp. (1) et 444pp. et 465pp. et 558pp. (1) et 416pp. (1) et 451pp. (1) et 429pp. (1) et 470pp. (1) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Antique Print-LOUISA MILDMAY-YOUNG WOMAN-SHAWL-William Ward-1787

      - Antique print, titled: 'Louisa Mildmay'. It shows: portrait of a young woman, shown seated three-quarter length in an oval, directed to right, smiling shyly towards the viewer out of the corner of her eyes, touching the buttons of her left glove with the other hand, the elbow on the arm of her chair, wearing a wide-brimmed hat tied with a sash under her chin, with loose curls over her shoulders, wearing a simple light dress with a dark shawl. Important Note: This print is sold with matting, which adds substantially to shipping cost. We can ship without matting. Inquire about reduced pricing. Handcoloured stipple and crayon style engraving on a verge type handlaid paper. Description: Published by Thomas Prattent in 1787. Open-letter state, in Hugh Kelly's 'Memoirs of a Magdalen, or the History of Louisa Mildmay (1767)'. Separately published master print. Our definition of a Master Print is a seperately published print or series of prints, not being an illustrative print to a text. These can both be prints made by old masters (artists) or prints made by others (artists, engravers, etchers) after old masters.Artists and Engravers: Engraved by William Ward after his own design. William Ward (1762-1826) was an English engraver, the son of James and Rachael Ward, and the elder brother of James Ward. The partnership of William and James ward produced the best that English art had to offer. Condition: Good, given age. Foxing in the margins. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Profesionally matted, not examined out of matting. Storage location: DPO-73-02 The overall size is ca. 16.9 x 19.1 inch. The image size is ca. 9.1 x 11.2 inch. The overall size is ca. 43 x 48.5 cm. The image size is ca. 23 x 28.5 cm.

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         Autograph Letter Signed] Samuel Sterett, Baltimore Merchant to General Mordecai Gist in Charleston, S.C.

      New York 1787 - Bifolium. A splendid four page letter concerning figures from the American Revolution and government as well as discussing business interests and financial problems in Maryland in the period just prior to the adoption of the Constitution, and what would become the first case docketed with the United States Supreme Court. The letter is written by Samuel Sterett (1738-1833) who had been part owner of privateers during the War. He was again a Baltimore merchant, who had served as private secretary to the President of the Continental Congress from November 1782 (until?). The recipient was General Mordecai Gist (1743-1792) who fought in Camden, S.C. in 1780, and gained a victory over the British at Cambahee in 1782. Gist, who had been married to Sterett's sister, though he was now remarried, was at this time in Charleston, where Sterett's ship, The Maryland, had arrived. The ship's Captain was Frederick Folger, who had been a very important privateer out of Baltimore including a stint as Captain on the schooner Antelope, which was partially owned by Sterett and his brother (future Commodore John Rodgers [1772-1838], got his start with Folger and was on The Maryland at this time). The Maryland was owned jointly by Folger with Samuel and Robert Smith, prominent merchants in Baltimore. General Samuel Smith (1752-1838) had defended Fort Mifflin in 1777. They in turn were in business with the Gilmans of N.H., most likely Nicholas Gilman who was later a senator, but then working at his father's trading house (the combined firm would be: Gilman and Smiths). Sterett was in New York on business concerning repayment of Maryland war loans to the Van Staphorsts of Amsterdam (an arbitration was underway with John Jay and Livingston as Maryland appointees, and Rufus King and James Duane as Sterett's choices for his clients). "I have been here two or three weeks on the business of Mrssr. Van Staphorst - It has proved a terrible sacrifice of time indeed-In a few days I hope to be able to return and to have completed the business in a satisfactory manner." He was worried about his goods and ship now in Charleston, and concerned that Folger would use up foreign credits. He hoped Gist could help him out. "Folger may in his distress make use of a liberty I gave him of drawing on D.S. in London, if necessary - This I would now wish to avoid, as I am particularly anxious to support our credit in Europe and wish to leave as much money as possible in the hands of D.S. I would therefore rather answer Drafts here - If it is convenient for you to put Rice on board on our Acct to go on Acct. it will be so much the better - But as we have no right to ask or expect such a favor, if you will still ship we will answer your Drafts, or will assume your debt to Gilman & Smiths." Once the business was out of the way, he discussed current events, and since he was in the capital, New York, he had access to the current comings and goings, some meant to be private: "We have just heard of the death of that great man & minister The Count de Vergennes. The Bishops White & Provost have arrived from England and that distinguished Character Major Franks from France. [Charles Gravier, Count of Vergennes (1717-1787) was Foreign Minster in France during the American Revolution. William White (1st Presiding U.S. Episcopal Bishop) and Samuel Provoost (2nd Presiding U.S. Episcopal Bishop) had just been in London to be consecrated. Major (David Salisbury) Franks (1740-1793) was aide-de-camp for General Benedict Arnold, now rehabilitated, and was returning from confidential negotiations connected with the Treaty of Peace and Commerce]. Sterett added a biting remark about the current leadership in the Continental Congress: "The Congress or nobody, except the President, who lives in more splendor than his Predecessors - and the Foreign minister all in all- and a damnable round of dissipation they do keep up" [Arthur St. Clair was President of the Continental Congress and John Jay was Fo

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         An Ordinance for the Government of the Territory of the United States, Northwest of the River Ohio. [in] Supplement to the First Volume of the Columbian Magazine.

      Seddon, Spotswood, Cist and Trengmard 1787 - Philadelphia, 1787. 8vo, removed from larger volume, [2], 839-884 pp.An important law passed by the Confederation Congress on July 13, 1787, creating the Northwest Territory. A landmark law, creating the first Northwest Territory in the area surrounding the Great Lakes and setting a precedent for westward expansion based on the admission of new states rather than the expansion of existing states. A bright example with one tiny marginal tear to title page, very good condition overall. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Altkolorierte doppelblattgroße Kupferstichkarte: Ost Preussen, Blatt II ( = No. 74 mit Samland, Königsberg, Pillau, dem südlichen Teil der Kurischen Nehrung, dem Frischen Haff, Elbing, Danzig )...

      Philipp Joseph Schalbacher Wien (... aus Allgemeiner Grosser Atlass herausgegeben von F. A. Schraembl bei Philipp Joseph Schalbacher in Wien, 1787-1788 ). Bildmaß der Karte ca. 45 x 55 cm, Blattmaß ca. 52 x 63 cm ( möglicherweise größer ), unter Glas und Passepartout gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß ca. 68 x 89 cm – ungeöffnet ). Die schöne und detailreiche Karte mit Mittelfalz, die Karte ist etwas gebräunt, gering fleckig, ein kleiner Braunfleck im rechten weißen Außenrand ). ( Bitte beachten: Wenn der Rahmen gewünscht bitte, dann bitte ich um Selbstabholung nach Absprache – ansonsten kann ein Versand wegen Bruchgefahr und Größe nur ausgerahmt erfolgen ). ( Lagerort KG ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Kupferstich, Kupferstichkarte, Ostpreussen, koloriert, altkoloriert, Anton Amon, Schraembl, Samland, Königsberg, Pillau, Frisches Haff, Ostsee, Elbing, Danzig, Google, Preussen

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         Four Documents on Shays' Rebellion] Acts and Laws, Passed by the General Court of Massachusetts. on Wednesday the Thirty-first day of May, Anno Domini, 1786. to Wednesday the Twenty-seventh day of September following [bound with] Acts and Laws. to Wednesday the Thirty-first day of January, 1787 [bound with] Resolves of the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Wednesday the Thirty-First Day of May, Anno Domini, 1786 and from thence continued by prorogation, to Wednesday the twenty-seventh day of September following [with] Resolves. to Wednesday the thirty-first day of January, 1787

      Printed by Adams and Nourse, Boston 1787 - [487]-545, [1] pp.; [546]-627, [1] pp.; [87]-168] pp. and [169]-257, [1] pp. The key documents that reported on the revolt that fundamentally altered U.S. history. Beginning in 1786, only three years after the American Revolution had ended, an armed rebellion began in Western Massachusetts led by Daniel Shays, a war veteran, and composed not only of farmers but many others from diverse backgrounds who were angry about onerous taxes and imprisonment for debt, as well as cronyism, corruption and rules by an elite. The eastern rebellion was easily contained (in fact Shattuck, its leader was captured just after the time period of the first Resolve), but the western insurrection under Shays remained serious enough that the U.S. Congress surreptitiously raised 4000 troops for the defense of the arsenal in Springfield under the guise of needing them to fight a coalition of ten Indian tribes out West (Resolve LXIII, Message of October 27). The courts were forced to close in Western Massachusetts, but the insurrection was eventually put down with thousands arrested. The first two documents (Acts & Laws) contain the major responses to the rebellion: Acts for: Preventing riots; Suspending the Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus; Acts for: Providing pay for the militia employed by the Gov't in suppressing the Rebellion; Amending an earlier act granting indemnity to offenders and providing for their trials; Describing the disqualifications regarding those who were guilty of treason; Suppression of Tumults and Insurrections; Disqualifying rebels from serving as jurors; Regulating the militia; and more. The two sets of Resolves are almost completely taken up with the Rebellion and its aftermath. The first began with an impassioned message delivered by Governor James Bowdoin on September 28, 1786, just two days after Daniel Shays confronted the militia Bowdoin had sent earlier under the direction of William Shepherd, and the Court was required to adjourn. "What led to the unwarrantable and lawless proceedings of those insurgents will be a necessary subject of serious Inquiry. The investigating the true causes of those proceedings may point out the proper remedy of them in future. But whatever may be the causes, it is impossible they should amount to a sufficient and justifiable reason for them. Every complaint, or grievance, that can be offered, as a reason to palliate them, is, from the nature of the Constitution, redressible by the General Court, the only body, within whose department it is, to redress public grievances. The application, therefore, to all other bodies, and all other modes of redress, are anticonstitutional, & of very dangerous tendency, even when attempted in a peaceable manner: but much more so, when attempted by acts of violence, for preventing the execution of the laws, and the due administration of Justice. These observations are strictly just, where there is a constitutional mode for the redress of grievance: and especially where those in Government, who have the power to redress, annually depend on the people for political existence." Bowdoin's last words were prophetic; he was not reelected, many of the reforms called for by the rebels were enacted, and a more powerful central government was created with the adoption of the Federal Constitution. Evans 19780. Evans 20496. Evans 19793. Evans 20515. ESTC W016751. ESTC W016755. ESTC W006811. ESTC W33326. Generally fine copies, except for last item, which is removed from a larger volume and not bound with the other three, old stitching marks at inner margin, first item with foxing on three leaves, and small faded contemporary marginal notation; first leaf of second item with two creases to lower half and one leaf with paper loss at corner just affecting marginal title, final item with a few marginal pin holes and one tiny stain, otherwise very sharp and clear impressions in a fine binding; and one loose. Quarter tan paper spine over gray paper-covered boards, paper lab [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A System of the Law of Marine Insurances, with Three Chapters on Bottomry; on Insurances on Lives; and on Insurances Against Fire

      London: Printed by His Majesty's Lw Printers: For T. Whieldon [etc.], 1787. Contemporary reverse calf, somewhat rubbed, the top inch of the front joint cracked, else very clean with good margins; the Taussig copy First edition of the first work on insurance law to be published, written by the friend and protege of Mansfield, who encouraged Park to write the book; in Holdsworth's words "the best text-book upon the law of insurance [and] very successful

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         The Works (Plays) of Shakespeare, Bell's Edition, 13 volumes, 1785-1787. Wth 36 plays in 9 volumes, three volumes of 'Annotations' by Steevens and Johnson, and a Prolegomena volume publishing much on Shakespeare's life and the development of drama from classical times to Shakespeare's era

      London: Printed for John Bell, 1787. Hardcover. Very Good. 13 volumes, published 1785-1787, very good with light rubbing to bindings. each volume containing a number of works, each with its own separate title page. Bell's edition, edited by Johnson and Steevens, was originally issued in 38 volumes. This set includes the 36 plays Shakespeare was known to have written at the time, plus three volumes that are strictly commentary by Johnson and others on the plays, and a 'Prolegomena' volume that includes biographical details and general commentary on the history of theatre and the influence of classical drama. Appears to be complete, although we have not located another set with a similar number of volumes.12mo, leather-backed marbled boards with leather corners, each volume with a number of engraved plates. This edition consists of: (1) Annotations by Johnson and Steevens on Rchard II, King John, Cymbeline, Much Ado About Nothing, Richard III, Henry VIII, Troilus and Cressida, The Merchant of Venice; (2) All's Well that Ends Well, Henry VI, Part I, Henry VI, Part II, Henry VI, Part III; (3) The Tempest, Measure for Measure, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing; (4) Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Merchant of Venice, Merry Wives of Windsor; (5) Julius Caesar, Midsummer Night's Dream, Titus Andronicus, Twelfth-Night; (6) Othello, Comedy of Errors, Henry V, King Lear; (7) Richard III, King John, Henry VIII, Richard II; (8) Annotations to: Anthony and Cleopatra, Taming of the Shrew, The Winter's Tale, Love's Labours Lost, Measure for Measure, Midsummer Night's Dream; (9) Annotations to: As You Like It, Othello, King Lear, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, The Comedy of Errors; (10) Henry IV, Part I, Part II, Taming of the Shrew, Cymbeline; (11) Love's Labours Lost, Timon of Athens, Troilus and Cressida, As You Like It; (12) The Winter's Tale, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Coriolanus, Anthony and Cleopatra; (13) Prolegomena to the Dramatick Writings of Will. Shakespeare (Pope, Johnson, Steevens, Malone, etc.).

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         A System of the Law of Marine Insurances, with Three Chapters on Bottomry; on Insurances on Lives; and on Insurances Against Fire

      Printed by His Majesty's Lw Printers: For T. Whieldon [etc.], London 1787 - Contemporary reverse calf, somewhat rubbed, the top inch of the front joint cracked, else very clean with good margins; the Taussig copy First edition of the first work on insurance law to be published, written by the friend and protege of Mansfield, who encouraged Park to write the book; in Holdsworth's words "the best text-book upon the law of insurance [and] very successful" [Attributes: First Edition]

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         [Autograph Letter Signed] Samuel Sterett, Baltimore Merchant to General Mordecai Gist in Charleston, S.C.

      New York, 1787. Very good, lightly creased, with small splits at the folds, contents faintly soiled.. Bifolium. A splendid four page letter concerning figures from the American Revolution and government as well as discussing business interests and financial problems in Maryland in the period just prior to the adoption of the Constitution, and what would become the first case docketed with the United States Supreme Court. The letter is written by Samuel Sterett (1738-1833) who had been part owner of privateers during the War. He was again a Baltimore merchant, who had served as private secretary to the President of the Continental Congress from November 1782 (until?). The recipient was General Mordecai Gist (1743-1792) who fought in Camden, S.C. in 1780, and gained a victory over the British at Cambahee in 1782. Gist, who had been married to Sterett's sister, though he was now remarried, was at this time in Charleston, where Sterett's ship, The Maryland, had arrived. The ship's Captain was Frederick Folger, who had been a very important privateer out of Baltimore including a stint as Captain on the schooner Antelope, which was partially owned by Sterett and his brother (future Commodore John Rodgers [1772-1838], got his start with Folger and was on The Maryland at this time). The Maryland was owned jointly by Folger with Samuel and Robert Smith, prominent merchants in Baltimore. General Samuel Smith (1752-1838) had defended Fort Mifflin in 1777. They in turn were in business with the Gilmans of N.H., most likely Nicholas Gilman who was later a senator, but then working at his father's trading house (the combined firm would be: Gilman and Smiths). Sterett was in New York on business concerning repayment of Maryland war loans to the Van Staphorsts of Amsterdam (an arbitration was underway with John Jay and Livingston as Maryland appointees, and Rufus King and James Duane as Sterett's choices for his clients). "I have been here two or three weeks on the business of Mrssr. Van Staphorst - It has proved a terrible sacrifice of time indeed-In a few days I hope to be able to return and to have completed the business in a satisfactory manner." He was worried about his goods and ship now in Charleston, and concerned that Folger would use up foreign credits. He hoped Gist could help him out. "Folger may in his distress make use of a liberty I gave him of drawing on D.S. in London, if necessary - This I would now wish to avoid, as I am particularly anxious to support our credit in Europe and wish to leave as much money as possible in the hands of D.S. I would therefore rather answer Drafts here - If it is convenient for you to put Rice on board on our Acct to go on Acct. it will be so much the better - But as we have no right to ask or expect such a favor, if you will still ship we will answer your Drafts, or will assume your debt to Gilman & Smiths." Once the business was out of the way, he discussed current events, and since he was in the capital, New York, he had access to the current comings and goings, some meant to be private: "We have just heard of the death of that great man & minister The Count de Vergennes. The Bishops White & Provost have arrived from England and that distinguished Character Major Franks from France. [Charles Gravier, Count of Vergennes (1717-1787) was Foreign Minster in France during the American Revolution. William White (1st Presiding U.S. Episcopal Bishop) and Samuel Provoost (2nd Presiding U.S. Episcopal Bishop) had just been in London to be consecrated. Major (David Salisbury) Franks (1740-1793) was aide-de-camp for General Benedict Arnold, now rehabilitated, and was returning from confidential negotiations connected with the Treaty of Peace and Commerce]. Sterett added a biting remark about the current leadership in the Continental Congress: "The Congress or nobody, except the President, who lives in more splendor than his Predecessors - and the Foreign minister all in all- and a damnable round of dissipation they do keep up" [Arthur St. Clair was President of the Continental Congress and John Jay was Foreign Minister]. Sterett concluded his letter where he began, with war loans made by the Van Staphorsts to Maryland, which the state was not paying properly. "Should Mr. Staphorst business here terminate as I expect it will, we shall I am convinced derive great advantage from a commission with them." Sterett would go on to become agent for the Van Staphorsts that year, and eventually bring proceedings against the State of Maryland, which would become the first case docketed by the Supreme Court (1791) led by John Jay. It was settled out of court the next year. Sterett would not, however, "derive great advantage from a commission with them." He filed for bankruptcy the same year, "His personal property, with the exception of clothing for himself and his family, was deeded to a trustee to be sold to satisfy his creditors" (Maryland State Archives Volume 426, Page 772-3).

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        The Works (Plays) of Shakespeare, Bell's Edition, 13 volumes, 1785-1787. Wth 36 plays in 1, three volumes of commentary, and a Prolegomena volume publishing much on Shakespeare's life and the development of drama from classical times to Shakespeare's era

      London: Printed for John Bell, 1787. Hardcover. Very Good. 13 volumes, published 1785-1787, very good with light rubbing to bindings. each volume containing a number of works, each with its own separate title page. Bell's edition, edited by Johnson and Steevens, was originally issued in 38 volumes. This set includes the 36 plays Shakespeare was known to have written at the time, plus three volumes that are strictly commentary by Johnson and others on the plays, and a 'Prolegomena' volume that includes biographical details and general commentary on the history of theatre and the influence of classical drama. Appears to be complete, although we have not located another set with a similar number of volumes. 12mo, leather-backed marbled boards with leather corners, each volume with a number of engraved plates. This edition consists of: (1) Annotations by Johnson and Steevens on Rchard II, King John, Cymbeline, Much Ado About Nothing, Richard III, Henry VIII, Troilus and Cressida, The Merchant of Venice; (2) All's Well that Ends Well, Henry VI, Part I, Henry VI, Part II, Henry VI, Part III; (3) The Tempest, Measure for Measure, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing; (4) Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Merchant of Venice, Merry Wives of Windsor; (5) Julius Caesar, Midsummer Night's Dream, Titus Andronicus, Twelfth-Night; (6) Othello, Comedy of Errors, Henry V, King Lear; (7) Richard III, King John, Henry VIII, Richard II; (8) Annotations to: Anthony and Cleopatra, Taming of the Shrew, The Winter's Tale, Love's Labours Lost, Measure for Measure, Midsummer Night's Dream; (9) Annotations to: As You Like It, Othello, King Lear, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, The Comedy of Errors; (10) Henry IV, Part I, Part II, Taming of the Shrew, Cymbeline; (11) Love's Labours Lost, Timon of Athens, Troilus and Cressida, As You Like It; (12) The Winter's Tale, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Coriolanus, Anthony and Cleopatra; (13) Prolegomena to the Dramatick Writings of Will. Shakespeare (Pope, Johnson, Steevens, Malone, etc.).

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