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         Politique. Tome 1 - 3. Complet.

      (Paris), (Poincot), 1790. In-8°. Avec 3 gravure comme page de titre. 479 p., 487 p., 459 p. (= Oeuvres completes. Nouvelle édition, classée par ordre de matieres, et ornée de 90 gravures. Tome 7, 8, 9). Reliure plein chemin bibliophile, pièces dorées et bicolores de titre sur le dos, encadrement doré sur le plat, gardes marbrées très belles, tranches dorées. - Contient: I. Discours sur l´origine et les fonsemens de l´inégalité parmi les hommes. - II. Du contrat social ou principes du droit politique. - III. Lettres ecrites de la Montagne. Reliure un peu abimée aux margins. Des gardes brunies. En tout en tres bon état. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Philosophie, Aufklärung, Politik, Politische Theorie, Revolution francaise, Französische Revolution, L.

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         Atlante novissimo ad uso dei giovani studiosi contenuto in carte XXVII.

      - Un volume in oblungo, 210x280 mm, leg. moderna in mezza pelle blu, con carta marmorizzata ai piatti, titolo in oro al dorso e su etichetta in pelle blu al piatto anteriore, guardie moderne bianche, coperte della brossura originale conservate nella legatura dopo le guardie, carte in barbe; 27 tavole calcografiche numerate: Mappamondo, Europa, Italia, l'Italia meridionale, l'Italia settentrionale, Parte occidentale del Regno Italico - Il Piemonte e Genovesato, Parte orientale del Regno Italico, Francia divisa in provincie, La Francia divisa in dipartimenti, Li Paesi Bassi, Gli Svizzeri, la Germania, Polonia, Li Regni di Svezia Norvegia e Danimarca, Moscovia, La Gran Bretagna ed isole britanniche, La Spagna e Portogallo, Turchia in Europa, Grecia, L'Asia, Turchia nell'Asia, Iudaea, La China e Giapone, L'Africa, Barbaria Egitto Nigrizia Guinea Nubia Abissinia, L'America meridionale, L'America settentrionale. Frontespizio in b/n all'interno di un ovale. Senza data di pubblicazione (ca 1790). Prov.: Indicazioni d'appartenenza manoscritte alle coperte della brossura originale. Rif.: Non catalogato in ICCU. OCLC, 41139358. Cond.: Presenza di alcune fioriture, piccole macchie e aloni d'umido al margine interno delle prime 6 carte. Opera in condizioni generali molto buone. Peso 450 g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         VOYAGE DE MONSIEUR LE VAILLANT DANS L'INTÉRIEUR DE L'AFRIQUE, PAR LE CAP DE BONNE-ESPÉRANCE, DANS LES ANNÉES 1780, 81, 82, 83, 84 & 85 | SECOND VOYAGE DANS L'INTERIEUR DE L'AFRIQUE PAR LE CAP DE BONNE-ESPECRANCE DANS LES ANNEES 1783 84 ET 85 (FIVE VOLUMES IN TOTAL)

      Leroy rue Saint-Jacques | HJ Jansen et Comp place du Muséum, Paris 1790 - Five volume set covering the two voyages made by Le Vaillant into Africa in the latter part of the 18th century. Post 8vo (20cm) v.1: xxii, 274, (1); engraved frontis and headpiece, five plates (two of which are folding v.2: (i), (287) pp; engraved headpiece and five plates. v.3: xliv, 304, (2) pp; five engraved plates (two folding) v.4: 426, (2) pp; eight plates (two folding) v.5: (ii), 525, (6) pp. Last leaves are instructions to the binder and list of other Jansen books still available (including the large edition of 'Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux d'Afrique', also by Levaillant). Uniformly bound in quarter dark green calf over green boards, which are well scuffed; spines discoloured to brown (gilt lettering still bright) with five gilt bands; pages edges trimmed with no loss. An unpretentious collection of the full five volume set of Levaillant's African travels. François Levaillant (later known as Le Vaillant, meaning 'The Valiant') was a French explorer, naturalist, zoological collector, and ornithologist. He described many new species of birds found in Africa and had a number of birds named after him. He was sent via the Dutch East India Company to Cape Province of South Africa in 1780 where he collected numerous specimens until July 1784 when he returned to Holland. In all he made three journeys to Africa, one around Cape Town (April to August 1781), one eastwards from the Cape (1781-82) and the last north of the Orange River into Great Namaqualand (1783-84). An illustrative map of his travels was published around 1790 for King Louis XVI with the cartographic elements of the map made by Perrier and the insets of animals and landscapes by Van Leen. The birds were by Reinold. Sixty two pictures of fauna and flora appeared on the map. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Voyages dans le pays des Hottentots, a la Caffrerie, a la baye Botanique, et dans la Nouvelle Hollande

      Chez Letellier 1790 - - Chez Letellier, A Paris 1790, In-8 (13x19,7cm), (4) 213pp., relié. - Edition orignale française traduite par Castera, rare. Reliure en demi chagrin noir ca 1850. Dos à faux nerfs orné de 3 fers au lion. zone de papier arraché sur le plat supérieur. Frottements aux coins et sur les plats. trace de mouillure en marge externe des 2 derniers feuillets. Voyages réalisés par le botaniste et colonel britannique William Paterson durant les années 1777, 1778 et 1779. Les 4 voyages concernent l'Afrique australe, la présence dans le titre de la Baye Botanique et de la Nouvelle Hollande est fautive, l'ouvrage devait comprendre les voyages du capitaine Tench, mais ils firent l'objet d'une autre édition. Ces voyages se signalent par la description de la faune et de la flore, l'auteur donne en effet de très intéressantes descriptions de serpents, buffles et autres animaux, des plantes et animaux vénéneux (scorpions et serpents) ; ils contiennent en outre de nombreux détails et descriptions des peuples et de leurs coutumes. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition, rare. Binding half shagreen black ca 1850. Back with false nerves adorned with 3 irons lion. paper area torn off the top plate. Friction at the corners and on the boards. trace of wetness on the outer margin of the last 2 sheets. (4) 213pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Of London.

      London: Printed for Robert Faulder, 1790.. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED, with many contemporary engravings. Quarto, pp.viii, 439 [9]. With all 12 engravings called for in the binder's instructions, including a frontispiece of Sir Henry Lee. Also with 21 extra illustrations, including 19 listed by hand in black ink to a 'Memorandum', to prelims, as well as an additional frontispiece engraving of a bust of Charles I and a large folding panorama of London and Westminster in the Reign of Elizabeth, 1563. In contemporary brown calf boards with gilt ruling, re-backed in the later 20th century. Raised bands and gilt titles to spine. Slight lean. Armorial bookplate of John William Pease to front pastedown. Very light worming to binding, text block unaffected. Browning around some plates. Good overall. An unique, personalised copy of the Naturalist's eclectic observations on his national Capital, which he introduces as 'the first city in the universe.' Extra illustrations added in two distinct phases, as shown in the memorandum, both in the early 1790's.

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         Commentaries on the Laws of England . . . the First Worcester Edition . . . Containing the Last Corrections of the Author, the Additions by Richard Burn . . . and Continued to the Present Time [etc.]. Eller 83 [her copy imperfect]; Lauechli 134

      The first American duodecimo edition and the first to be printed by Isaiah Thomas, with the preface and postscript lacking in Eller's copy; with the engraving of Blackstone published by Harrison & Co. in 1795 [Baker v] affixed to the front pastedown. Contemporary speckled sheep, front joint of volume one loose, the set quite rubbed with some chipping to the spine ends; a usable set. Printed . . . by Isaiah Thomas, Sold at His Bookstore [etc.], Worcester, 1790.

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         Correspondance littéraire, philosophique et critique de Grimm et de Diderot, depuis 1753 jusq?en 1790.

      12 Bde. der 16-bändigen Ausgabe (1, 4, 5, 7-16). - Leder stärker berieben, Titelprägungen kaum erkennbar. Ecken teils bestoßen. Bll. teils stockfleckig. Wenige Bll. etwas eselsohrig. In Bd. 1 fehlt das hintere Vorsatzbl. Bd. 4 teils wasserwellig. Bd. 8 fehlen die letzten 2 Bll. Bd. 10 fehlt letztes Bl. Bd. 15 oben etwas wasserrandig.

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         Tratado geral da reducção dos dinheiros de cambio de todas as praças da Europa, com a Praça de Lisboa; trata-se neste primeiro elemento do commercio, do diverso valor dos dinheiros de cambio de cada Praça em particular como tambem daquellas, que indirectamente negoceão em cambios com a Praça de Lisboa; e do pezo, e medida das mesmas Praças, que correspondem ao pezo, e medida da Praça de Lisboa. Tratado unico, e muito util ao commercio, ordenado por ***.

      Lisbon, Na Officina de Simão Thaddeo Ferreira, 1790. - 4°, late twentieth-century brick-red Oasis morocco, spine with raised bands in five compartments; short title in gilt letter in second compartment from head, place and date gilt at foot, marbled endleaves. Uncut. A few small, light stains. In very good condition. 101 pp. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION. A reminder of the days before the European Union and online currency conversion: over a hundred pages of rates of exchange between Portugal and various European cities and countries, including cities in Italy, France, Spain, The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, England, Scotland, and Ireland. Constantinople is also included.*** Goldsmiths'-Kress no. 14194.25. Kress, Luso-Brazilian Economic Literature Before 1850, p. 5. Not located in Innocêncio or Fonseca, Pseudónimos. Not located in Porbase. Copac repeats British Library. There are also online and microform copies. NUC: MH-BA, ICN, with same collation. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Chanson Russe [russian]. Variée pour le piano-forte et dédiée a mademoiselle Sophie Charitonowna de Tschebotareff par L: Gourilew.

      - Moscow, H: Reinsdorp, (c.1790?). Oblong 4to. Engr. title,+ 2-7 engr pp. Platenumber 308. Sewn in later marbled wrapper. Not in RISM, not in Eitner, not in Fétis. The publishing firm H. Reinsdorp (Rejnsdorp) started in 1787 and joined with Kaestner around 1800.

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         Proceedings of the Association for promoting the discovery of the Interior Parts of Africa

      1790 - First edition. Large folding engraved map. 4to. Contemporary tree calf, the back a little worn, with a new morocco label. xi, 236pp. London, MacRae, This work was issued anonymously, ?by a member of the Committee? but was in fact written by the M.P. Henry Beaufoy as is attested by the ms. presentation inscription on the half-title which reads: ?The gift of Henry Beaufoy the author of the Proceedings &c? Founded in 1788, the Association had as its object ?Promoting the Discovery of the Inland Districts of Africa?, and its activities mark the beginnings of the systematic exploration of the continent. It also hoped to foster British trade and political prestige and influence. It was later to merge with the newly formed Royal Geographical Society. The first concern of the African Association was to locate the source and direction of flow of the River Niger, with expeditions originating on the North African coast. The first four expeditions were unfortunate for their leaders, Ledyard, Lucas, Hornemann and Houghton, all of whom either died en route or were murdered. However the fifth, led by Mungo Park, proved a great geographical success. This early compilation includes communications from both Ledyard and Lucas, and their geographical findings are elucidated by Rennell in a memoir, and in his splendid map. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Le Comte d'Artois, roi de Botani-Bay, a tous les Fuyards, Traitres, Proscrits de la France

      1790.] 1790 - First edition. 8vo. A fine copy removed from a volume, small hole to A4 affecting one word. 19, [1]pp. [Paris, c. A very rare early ?satire on French politics and English colonization? (Ferguson). Likening those who fled Revolutionary France to the English convicts transported to Australia, the author petitions them to join the future king of France in the newly established penal colony at Botany Bay: ?le vaste continent des Terres Australes leur offre un pays nouveau, asyle fait pour eux.? The Comte continues, explaining that in the Antipodes the laws are very different and virtue and vice are often upended, as such, ?C'est la Nation que vous etes dignes d'etentre, c'est la Nation que je suis fait pour commander.? This pamphlet appeared in the very first years of the English colonization of Australia, at a time when France had its own interests in the region, and its own problems at home. La Perouse, commanding the l'Astrolabe and La Boussole, arrived at Botany Bay on 24 January, 1788, just as Arthur Phillip was moving the English settlement to Port Jackson. They spent six weeks in Australia before moving on. A second edition was published in 1799. Ferguson, 78a. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Storia del regno di Carlo III di Borbone Re Cattolico delle Spagne e dell'Indie corredata degli opportuni documenti dell'abate Francesco Becattini Acc. Apatista

      Venezia: per Francesco Pitteri, Francesco Sansoni, 1790 - In-8 (22 x 16) cm (2) (2) c. (frontespizio e antiporta calcografici) IV 379 (1) Capilettera incisi. Mezza pelle, piatti telati. Gora con alone persistente in tutte le carte del libro. 18mo secolo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A Collection of Ordinances and Regulations for the Government of the Royal Household, Made in Divers Reigns. From King Edward III to King William and Queen Mary. Also Receipts in Ancient Cookery

      John Nichols for the Society of Antiquaries, London 1790 - Contemporary half leather over marbled boards. Hinges cracked but held by cords. Four bookplates on endpapers, some overlapping, scattered foxing internally, heavier in spots, clean otherwise. xxii, 476pp. Cagle 624, Bitting 532.Scattered food mentions in the ordinance section (including a long section "A Declaration of the Particular Ordinances of Fares for the Dietts to be Served to the King's Highness, the Queen's Grace.") and then transcription of a ca. 14th century cookery manuscript from page 425 to the end. Size: 4to (quarto). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Law & Criminal Studies. Inventory No: CAT000137. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Gramina Pascua: Or, a Collection of Specimens of the Common Pasture Grasses, Arranged in the Order of Their Flowering, and Accompanied with Their Linnaean and English Names, as Likewise with Familiar Descriptions and Remarks

      Printed for the Author By S. Bonner and Sold By W. Richardson, Bristol 1790 - [22], six pages of specimens. Slightly later half calf and paste paper over boards, raised flat bands, spine in eight panels, author lettered direct to fourth panel, with title split between third and second panels (lettered up the spine), place and date in gilt to foot, t.e.g. Very slightly rubbed to extremities and foot of spine, small split to head of front joint, internally some light off setting from samples on to text, but generally bright and clean. Previous owners (Munden) armorial book plate to front pastedown. The loose errata sheet found in some copies is here trimmed and pasted to the reverse of the final text leaf. Henrey notes that "in 1796 it was highly praised by William Withering as 'a work extremely well calculated to spread a useful knowledge of the grasses amongst the farmers, as well as to instruct the country gentleman in the best means of ameliorating our pasture lands'" (Henrey, page 302). Henrey 1399; Pritzel 9072 Size: Elephant Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         A Narrative of Four Journeys into the Country of the Hottentots and Caffraria

      1790 - In the years one thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven, eight and nine. Second edition. Folding map & 19 engraved plates. Recent half calf, spine gilt, plates a little offset, with black cloth slipcase. xii, 175pp. London, J. Johnson, Paterson's four expeditions to the Cape were all undertaken before he entered active military service. His interests were chiefly in natural history, especially botany, and Le Vaillant regarded his work highly. Paterson later became Lieutenant-Governor of New South Wales. His work may well have been the model for the two Australian ?First Fleet? narratives by Phillip and White which were both published in 1790. Coloured and uncoloured copies of these two works were also issued, the coloured with their plates being printed on laid rather than the wove paper used for the ordinary edition, as with Paterson. Coloured copies of this work are very uncommon. Mendelssohn II, p143. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Liste du Théâtre français et du Théâtre italien

      s.d. (circa 1790), 16,20,1cm, 3 pages sur un double feuillet. - s.d. (circa 1790), 16,20,1cm, 3 pages sur un double feuillet. - Elenco dei 15 francesi e 23 pezzi italiani, probabilmente scritto da un segretario e annotati a margine dal marchese. archivi di famiglia: di provenienza. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Liste de 38 pièces (15 pièces jouées au Théâtre-Français et 23 à la Comédie-Italienne), rédigée sans doute par un secrétaire du Marquis. Annotations, ratures, biffures et corrections de la main du Marquis de Sade. Cette liste correspond à des pièces de théâtre jouées de 1783 à 1785 au Théâtre français (actuel Théâtre de l'Odéon) et au Théâtre italien (connu de nos jours sous le nom d'Opéra-Comique ou Salle Favart). Le Marquis avait pour habitude de se faire envoyer chaque année l'Almanach des spectacles afin de se tenir informé des actualités de la scène parisienne. Ainsi dans une lettre de décembre 1784 à sa femme Renée-Pélagie, il demande : « Liste d'objets dont j'ai besoin. [...] Deux almanachs [...] des spectacles. Les comédies ou tragédies nouvelles de l'année, de l'un et l'autre spectacles. J'en ai d'autant plus besoin cette année, que j'ai prodigieusement travaillé dans l'un et l'autre genre et que je ne puis me passer de ce qui paraît, pour m'instruire et vérifier. ». Toutes les pièces listées dans cet inventaire apparaissent dans les almanachs théâtraux reproduits par Sylvie Dangeville dans son ouvrage Le Théâtre change et représente (Honoré Champion, Paris, 1999). Soucieux de garder un lien avec le monde extérieur, le Marquis commande énormément d'ouvrages, notamment les brochures des pièces théâtrales fraîchement parues. Ainsi en 1775, dans une lettre à la Veuve Duchesne, célèbre libraire-éditrice parisienne, il demande : « Pour l'intelligence du billet ci-joint, Madame Duchesne est priée de jeter les yeux sur l'Almanach des Spectacles, article pièces nouvelles, et en conséquence elle voudra bien remettre au présent porteur tout ce qui [a] été imprimé à l'un ou l'autre spectacle, savoir du Théâtre français depuis l'Hôtellerie ou le faux ami et du Théâtre italien depuis l'Amitié au village, l'un et l'autre inclusivement, si elles sont imprimées ou exclusivement si elles ne le sont pas, jusqu'à l'époque de la clôture des spectacles. Le porteur n'a qu'un louis ; si les pièces montaient à une somme plus forte, Madame Duchesne enverrait d'abord pour cette somme et ferait dire celle qu'il faudrait envoyer le lendemain pour avoir le total. ». Le « billet » dont il est question en début de missive est très vraisemblablement la liste que nous proposons ; les deux titres auxquels fait référence le Marquis y apparaissent. Rare et précieuse liste répertoriant les ouvrages lus par le Marquis au commencement de son incarcération à La Bastille, point de départ de sa production littéraire prolifique. Provenance : archives de la famille.

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         Histoire de la mouche commune de nos appartements. Par l'auteur des nouvelles découvertes dans le règne végétal.

      Nuremberg, G. N. Raspe 1790 - With engr. head-piece, and 4 engr. handcolored plates by Johann Christoph Keller after Gleichen's drawings. 34 pp. Folio. Contemp. plain wrappers, uncut (somewhat rubbed, spine defective). Nuremberg, G. N. Raspe, 1790. Gleichen-Russworm's (1717-1783) work on the common house fly, "Geschichte der gemeinen Stubenfliege" (1764), here in its French translation which was first published in 1766. Both the German and French editions were reprinted in 1790. In 1760 Gleichen-Russworm befriended Martin Ledermüller who was working on his "Gemüths- und Augenergötzung". This led him to concentrate on microscopy; with the most modern magnifying instruments at his disposal, surpassing those used by Ledermüller, Gleichen was able to make amazingly detailed drawings of all aspects of the development of the fly, and of even the minutest of its body parts. They were engraved and colored by the Nuremberg artist Johann Christoph Keller (1737-1795), who furnished the illustrations for a number of works on natural history. - DSB V, 424f.; Nissen, ZBI, 1592. SCIENCE: ZOOLOGY ; [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Gramina Pascua: Or, a Collection of Specimens of the Common Pasture Grasses, Arranged in the Order of Their Flowering, and Accompanied with Their Linnaean and English Names, as Likewise with Familiar Descriptions and Remarks

      Bristol: Printed for the Author By S. Bonner and Sold By W. Richardson, 1790. [22], six pages of specimens. Slightly later half calf and paste paper over boards, raised flat bands, spine in eight panels, author lettered direct to fourth panel, with title split between third and second panels (lettered up the spine), place and date in gilt to foot, t.e.g. Very slightly rubbed to extremities and foot of spine, small split to head of front joint, internally some light off setting from samples on to text, but generally bright and clean. Previous owners (Munden) armorial book plate to front pastedown. The loose errata sheet found in some copies is here trimmed and pasted to the reverse of the final text leaf. Henrey notes that "in 1796 it was highly praised by William Withering as 'a work extremely well calculated to spread a useful knowledge of the grasses amongst the farmers, as well as to instruct the country gentleman in the best means of ameliorating our pasture lands'" (Henrey, page 302). Henrey 1399; Pritzel 9072. First Edition. Half Calf and Boards. Very Good. Elephant Folio.

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         Liste du Théâtre français et du Théâtre italien

      - s.d. (circa 1790), 16,20,1cm, 3 pages sur un double feuillet. - Elenco dei 15 francesi e 23 pezzi italiani, probabilmente scritto da un segretario e annotati a margine dal marchese. archivi di famiglia: di provenienza. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Liste de 38 pièces (15 pièces jouées au Théâtre-Français et 23 à la Comédie-Italienne), rédigée sans doute par un secrétaire du Marquis. Annotations, ratures, biffures et corrections de la main du Marquis de Sade. Cette liste correspond à des pièces de théâtre jouées de 1783 à 1785 au Théâtre français (actuel Théâtre de l'Odéon) et au Théâtre italien (connu de nos jours sous le nom d'Opéra-Comique ou Salle Favart). Le Marquis avait pour habitude de se faire envoyer chaque année l'Almanach des spectacles afin de se tenir informé des actualités de la scène parisienne. Ainsi dans une lettre de décembre 1784 à sa femme Renée-Pélagie, il demande : « Liste d'objets dont j'ai besoin. [...] Deux almanachs [...] des spectacles. Les comédies ou tragédies nouvelles de l'année, de l'un et l'autre spectacles. J'en ai d'autant plus besoin cette année, que j'ai prodigieusement travaillé dans l'un et l'autre genre et que je ne puis me passer de ce qui paraît, pour m'instruire et vérifier. ». Toutes les pièces listées dans cet inventaire apparaissent dans les almanachs théâtraux reproduits par Sylvie Dangeville dans son ouvrage Le Théâtre change et représente (Honoré Champion, Paris, 1999). Soucieux de garder un lien avec le monde extérieur, le Marquis commande énormément d'ouvrages, notamment les brochures des pièces théâtrales fraîchement parues. Ainsi en 1775, dans une lettre à la Veuve Duchesne, célèbre libraire-éditrice parisienne, il demande : « Pour l'intelligence du billet ci-joint, Madame Duchesne est priée de jeter les yeux sur l'Almanach des Spectacles, article pièces nouvelles, et en conséquence elle voudra bien remettre au présent porteur tout ce qui [a] été imprimé à l'un ou l'autre spectacle, savoir du Théâtre français depuis l'Hôtellerie ou le faux ami et du Théâtre italien depuis l'Amitié au village, l'un et l'autre inclusivement, si elles sont imprimées ou exclusivement si elles ne le sont pas, jusqu'à l'époque de la clôture des spectacles. Le porteur n'a qu'un louis ; si les pièces montaient à une somme plus forte, Madame Duchesne enverrait d'abord pour cette somme et ferait dire celle qu'il faudrait envoyer le lendemain pour avoir le total. ». Le « billet » dont il est question en début de missive est très vraisemblablement la liste que nous proposons ; les deux titres auxquels fait référence le Marquis y apparaissent. Rare et précieuse liste répertoriant les ouvrages lus par le Marquis au commencement de son incarcération à La Bastille, point de départ de sa production littéraire prolifique. Provenance : archives de la famille.

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         Memoirs of The Bloomsgrove Family in a Series of Letters to a Respectable Citizen of Philadelphia Containing Sentiments on a Mode of Domestic Education? and Importance of the Female Character 2 Vols

      Thomas and Andrews (Boston). LEATHER_BOUND. (1790; Thomas and Andrews.Boston) 2 vol. Set. Brown Leather with gold gilt and red background at spine. No Dust Jacket (as issued). Boards with shelf wear, bumped at corners and spine ends with rubbing. Rubbing to edges. Dust soil/ toning to page edges. Decorative end papers. Bookplates to inside front cover and front end page both volumes (same names in both books). Also name to title page and page opposite it in book 2, this same name is on dedication page and page opposite in book 1. Text page with expected toning for age of these books but unmarked. Binding tight with no separations. Hinges: Back intact both books, slight starting to front of both books. All together in wonderful condition considering over 225 year old. **Tracking on all US orders. Most orders shipped within 24 hours. International customers will be reimbursed a portion of unused shipping charges.*** . Good. 1790.

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         Modern voyages : Containing a Variety of Useful and Entertaining Facts, Respecting the Expeditions and the Principal Discoveries of Cavendish, Dampier, Monk, Spilbergen, Anson, Byron, Wallis, Carteret, Bougainville, Dixon, Portlock, Paterson, and others... For the amusement and instruction of youth of both sexes

      In two volumes. London: Printed for G. Kearsley, 1790. Vol. I: pp. xii, 358;  vol. II: pp. xii, 374, [10] (publisher's catalogue). Octavo, contemporary full brown calf, spines numbered & ruled in gilt. Very good; some slight soiling, bookplate to front pastedown of each volume, pp. 323­- 326 loosening in volume one, joints weakening. Includes details of the new settlement at Botany Bay / Port Jackson. One of the earliest children's books relating to Australia. Ferguson 58; Beddie 330; Forbes 179; Muir 27; not in Osborne.

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         Correspondance littéraire, philosophique et critique de Grimm et de Diderot, depuis 1753 jusq?en 1790.

      12 Bde. der 16-bändigen Ausgabe (1, 4, 5, 7-16). - Leder stärker berieben, Titelprägungen kaum erkennbar. Ecken teils bestoßen. Bll. teils stockfleckig. Wenige Bll. etwas eselsohrig. In Bd. 1 fehlt das hintere Vorsatzbl. Bd. 4 teils wasserwellig. Bd. 8 fehlen die letzten 2 Bll. Bd. 10 fehlt letztes Bl. Bd. 15 oben etwas wasserrandig.

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         Antique Print-PORTRAIT-GAMEKEEPER-DOG-HARE-BIRD-Thomas Pierson-1790

      - Original antique print, titled: 'The Gamekeeper', a full length portrait of a man with two dogs, a gun on his shoulder, and several birds and a hare (his catch of the day). Handcoloured stipple and line engraving on a vellin type paper. Description: Separately published master print, published by J. Le Petit, c. 1790. 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 Thomas Pierson after his own design. We have been unable to establish biographical details about the artist. Condition: Fair, given age. Several tears in the margins, and one extending into the image (due to acidified paper brittleness). General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Professionally matted, not examined out of matting. Storage location: DPO-75-09 The overall size is ca. 20.7 x 25.8 inch. The image size is ca. 12.8 x 17.1 inch. The overall size is ca. 52.5 x 65.5 cm. The image size is ca. 32.5 x 43.5 cm.

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         Versuch die Metamorphose der Pflanzen zu erklŠren

      Carl Wilhelm Ettinger, Gotha 1790 - vi, [1] - 86 Octavo. rebacked to period, over yellow boards, gilt. With the bookplate of Elizabeth [von Arnim] the author of "Enchanted April" and with the ownership stamp of "August P[rin]z v[on] Pr[eussen]" (Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich August) stamped on the title page. Johan Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749 - 1832 was a German writer, pictorial artist, biologist, theoretical physicist, and polymath. He is considered the supreme genius of modern German literature. His works span the fields of poetry, drama, prose, philosophy, and science. His Faust has been called the greatest long poem of modern European literature. His other well-known literary works include his numerous poems, the Bildungsroman Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship, and the epistolary novel The Sorrows of Young Werther."The Metamorphoses of Plants" is Goethe's first published scientific treatise in which he approached the processes of life and the origin of life, a forerunner to Darwin in some respects. Goethe sought a theory that would explain all living forms in botany and zoology, and this is a pioneering work on plant metamorphoses. Goethe himself attributes the journey to Italy in 1786 - 1788 as being the most influential factor in his botanical and zoological interests and the idea of "an original plant". During his Italian journey, he formulated a theory of plant metamorphosis in which the archetypal form of the plant is to be found in the leaf Ð he writes, "from top to bottom a plant is all leaf, united so inseparably with the future bud that one cannot be imagined without the other". [Milestones of Science 86]. Light dust soiling of boards, else fine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Versuch die Metamorphose der Pflanzen zu erklären

      Gotha: Carl Wilhelm Ettinger, 1790. First edition. rebacked to period, over yellow boards, gilt. Light dust soiling of boards, else fine. Octavo. vi, [1] - 86 With the bookplate of Elizabeth [von Arnim] the author of â€

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         Divine Songs. Attempted in Easy Language, for the Use of Children. Adorned with Thirty-Seven elegant Cuts’ To Which is Added The Beggar's Petition and the Universal Prayer.

      Printed and sold by G.Gower. - 18mo.Not dated but circa 1790. Title page, Xiii, starts at page 9- 71. Complete. A neat former owner inscription ‘Master E Hughes 1813.’Complete and illustrated with thirty-seven wood-cut illustrations. There is little browned throughout, with the odd marks to leaves, original pictorial boards, marked. The spine has recently been repaired. Otherwise in very good condition. First edition was printed in 1715 and was a best seller and reprinted many times but by different printers and booksellers. This particular book is a similar publication to lot 71 (estimate £550-700) In ‘The Marjorie Moon Collection of Early English Children’s Books’ Christies auction catalogue June 1995. The illustration in the Christie’s catalogue confirms that the page numbering appears to be the same. However there are two differences: The Moon copy was bound in Dutch Floral boards , this copy has the original pictorial boards; The publisher are the same, but there is a slight difference being Moon’s copy is also ‘Sold also by Messrs. Champante and Whitrow London ’ this copy ‘Sold also by Messrs. Jacob and Halse, London’ Neither are dated, but this copy does contain an inscription ‘Master E. Hughes 1813’ written neatly in ink. The Christies catalogue dates the book circa 1795 and states that ‘ Pafford B79 is a Kidderminster edition from Gower and Pennell (? 1800). A & M no. 121 notes that the wood engravings are copies of those of a 1787 edition printed by Joseph Johnson.’ . A Very Good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A Journal of the Transactions and Occurrences in the Settlement of Massachusetts and the Other New England Colonies, from the Year 1630 to 1644

      Elisha Babcock, Hartford, CT. 1790 - Exceptionally rare and important American reference work. First Edition. Original full calf leather binding with red leather label on the spine with gilt lettering and finely carved gilt bands. 364 pages + contents pages in rear. Full title page with publisher's monogram + editor's dedication page + editor's preface. Binding complete. Binding is tight and leather is still supple with wear to the edges and hinges; end pages with heavy foxing and old stray writing; pages with foxing and soiling to the edges. John Winthrop (1587 - 1649) was an English Puritan lawyer and one of the leading figures in founding the Massachusetts Bay Colony, the second major settlement in New England, following Plymouth Colony. Winthrop led the first large wave of immigrants from England in 1630 and served as governor for 12 of the colony's first 20 years. His writings and vision of the colony as a Puritan "city upon a hill" dominated New England colonial development, influencing the governments and religions of neighboring colonies. Winthrop kept a journal of his life and experiences, starting with the voyage across the Atlantic and continuing through his time in Massachusetts, originally written in three notebooks. His account has been acknowledged as the "central source for the history of Massachusetts in the 1630s and 1640s".The first two notebooks were published in 1790 by Noah Webster. The journal began as a nearly day-to-day recounting of the ocean crossing. As time progressed, he made entries less frequently and wrote at a greater length so that, by the 1640s, the work began to take the shape of a history. Gradually, the focus of his writings shifted from his personal observations to broader spiritual ideologies and behind-the-scenes views of political matters. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         United China Relief Fund Posters - Collection of five

      Collection of five colour lithograph posters published by the United China Relief. On card as issued. Occasional very light wear corners but overall in very good condition.Help China! China is Helping Us! Give to United China Relief. 1790 Broadway New York. The collection includes two copies of this emotionally charged montage style image by James Montgomery Flagg. A Chinese soldier, a rifle slung over his shoulder and a bloodied bandage around his head stares worriedly off into the middle distance, immediately behind him a desperate but determined Chinese woman clutching a child struggles forward, while behind her, Uncle Sam while holding her arm in support looks into the eye of the viewer with a serious but resolute expression on his face. In the background behind the pictured Chinese a firestorm rages whereas behind Uncle Sam, there are calmer but still forbidding, dark grey skies. There is a little colour variation between the two posters and James Montgomery Flagg's signature appears in black on one and white on the other. The smaller measures: 35.3 x 28.3cm - 13.7 inches x 11.1 inches; the larger poster: 54.1 x 35cm or 21 - 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches. [1944]China...Looks to Us! United China Relief. Black and white image of a Chinese enfant by James Montgomery Flagg.se characters to the right of the child read ??? (James Montgomery Flagg's transliterated Chinese name). Lettered in red and black. 35.5 x 28cm - 14 x 11 inches.China First to Fight! United China Relief Participating in National War Fund. This arresting image by Martha Sawyers shows a Chinese family striding forward with determination to meet the enemy. The man, a uniformed Chinese soldier with a rifle slung across his shoulder is centrally placed at the rear of the group, to his front left of him is a woman, one arm bandaged and in a sling, with her other hand she holds the left hand of a child who holds up a clenched right fist. Tiny closed tear lower edge. 56 x 35cm - 22 x 13 3/4 inches.China Shall Have Our Help! United China Relief. Send Your Contributing TODAY - 1790 Broadway, N.Y.C. Striking image by Martha Sawyers shows a Chinese family, injured father, his arm in a sling and mother with baby on her back. It appears the family have been driven from their home and the expressions on the faces of the parents suggest they have seen terrible things while the baby innocently towards the viewer. 28 x 53.5cm - 11 x 21 inches. United China Relief, Inc. New York. (circa 1944).The United China Relief, Inc was founded by Henry R. Luce in 1941. The aim of the United China Relief was to raise money for humanitarian aid for China and to inform Americans about China and the dreadful situation the Chinese were in at this time.Luce the well known founder and editor of Time, Life and Fortune Magazines was himself very strongly committed to China. The son of American Presbyterian missionaries he was born in Shandong in 1898. Until his mid teens he lived in China and received both a Chinese and English education. He returned "home" to the United States at 15 but remained strongly attached to China. During the war as a committed anti-Communist he lobbied the US Government to place a trade boycott on the Soviet Union and developed a warm relationship with Chiang Kai-Shek and his government. He returned to China on a number of occasions in the 1930s and 1940s.

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         An album of original botanical watercolours

      [Shanghai 1790 - (17 1/8 x 12 3/4 inches). 20 original watercolour and bodycolour drawings (14 x 11 1/2 inches and smaller) on Chinese paper, mounted one to a page. Mid-19th century dark red morocco gilt, covers with an elaborate gilt border of two thick fillets flanking a highly decorative roll, with cornerpieces of large square stylised flower-heads, the border enclosing a large central panel blocked in semi-relief with highly elaborate panels to an overall Adam-influenced design centering on an oval with a large flowerhead, within a lozenge, this panel filled with stylized scrolling foliage and flowerheads, the spine in five unequal compartments, each gilt with numerous small tools, the third compartment with a design centered on a shaped lozenge, the others with a repeat design of a broken oval with numerous small tools, elaborate gilt turn-ins, white watered-silk textured paper endpapers, damascened steel clasp, gilt edges. A fine early collection of beautifully composed images, in a style that recalls traditional Chinese compositions, whilst also making allowances for the differing Western taste of the European patrons who supported a thriving school of highly talented natural history artists in Shanghai from the late 18th century onwards The drawings are all on Chinese paper, suggesting an early date. From about 1800 onwards, the Shanghai artists were generally supplied with English wove paper (often 'Whatman' paper). The supposition of an early date is also supported by the style of drawing, which still shows strong traces of the traditional Chinese style of painting. The artist or artists of these drawings have not yet learned to portray their subjects according to the western notion of a 'botanical drawing' - i.e. with samples of the fruit or seeds, and perhaps a dissection of a flower to show its structure. This collection forms part of what was to become a well-established tradition of almost exclusively anonymous Chinese artists, working in and around the coastal trading ports, producing work for Western patrons, more particularly the members of the East India and Dutch East India Companies. The best of the drawings are arguably a match for anything that Western botanical artists were producing at the time. The quality of the album into which these drawings have been carefully mounted suggest that, at an early date, their outstanding quality was recognized. The subjects include a striking amaranthus, a mallow, tree peonies, narcissi, prunus, begonia, iris, one watercolour including an unidentified bird and a very fine image of a spray of wild white dog-rose being visited by five bees and three butterflies. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Versuch die Metamorphose der Pflanzen zu erklären

      Gotha: Carl Wilhelm Ettinger, 1790. First edition. rebacked to period, over yellow boards, gilt. Light dust soiling of boards, else fine. Octavo. vi, [1] - 86 With the bookplate of Elizabeth [von Arnim] the author of "Enchanted April" and with the ownership stamp of "August P[rin]z v[on] Pr[eussen]" (Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich August) stamped on the title page Johan Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749 - 1832 was a German writer, pictorial artist, biologist, theoretical physicist, and polymath. He is considered the supreme genius of modern German literature. His works span the fields of poetry, drama, prose, philosophy, and science. His Faust has been called the greatest long poem of modern European literature. His other well-known literary works include his numerous poems, the Bildungsroman Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship, and the epistolary novel The Sorrows of Young Werther. "The Metamorphoses of Plants" is Goethe's first published scientific treatise in which he approached the processes of life and the origin of life, a forerunner to Darwin in some respects. Goethe sought a theory that would explain all living forms in botany and zoology, and this is a pioneering work on plant metamorphoses. Goethe himself attributes the journey to Italy in 1786 - 1788 as being the most influential factor in his botanical and zoological interests and the idea of "an original plant". During his Italian journey, he formulated a theory of plant metamorphosis in which the archetypal form of the plant is to be found in the leaf - he writes, "from top to bottom a plant is all leaf, united so inseparably with the future bud that one cannot be imagined without the other[Milestones of Science 86].

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         Rare Antique Print-EAST AFRICA-ROUTE SOLOMON-FLEET-MADAGASCAR-Bruce-Walker-1790

      - Antique print, titled: 'This map showing the traject of Solomon's Fleet in their three years voyage from the Elanitic gulf in Ophir and Tarshisii.' - This map showing the traject of Solomon's Fleet in their three years voyage from the Elanitic gulf in Ophir and Tarshisii, nowadays Beira in Mozambique to Eilat in Israel. The entire East Coast of Africa and Western Indian Ocean from the Mediterranean/Red Sea to the Cape of Good Hope and Madagascar. Dedicated to John Lord Bishop of Carlisle. Engraving on hand laid paper. Description: From: Bruce, James: 'Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile, In the Years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772 and 1773, Five Volumes, (G.G.J. and J. Robinson, London) 1790. A pencil annotation at bottom rights says 1813, so this particular map probably originates from a latere ed.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'J. Walker' after 'James Bruce'. James Bruce (1730-1794) was a Scottish explorer, traveler, and nobleman active in the later part of the 18th century. Condition: Good, given age. Orginal folds as issued. Margins cropped close to the plate mark. Small stains in top margin. Stains in right margin. Tiny tear where one fold crosses and thin paper in right top of print. Creaes in top corners. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPCRC-A22-09 The overall size is ca. 27.8 x 13 inch. The image size is ca. 26.8 x 12.2 inch. The overall size is ca. 70.5 x 33 cm. The image size is ca. 68.1 x 31 cm.

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         A Summary of the Constitutional Law of England, Being an Abridgement of the Commentaries of Sir William Blackstone, Knt, One of the Justices of His Majesty's Court of Common Pleas. Not in Eller; Laeuchli 123

      W. Sleater, No. 28, and W. Colles, No. 17, Dame-street, Dublin 1790 - Modern 1/4 leather over boards, somewhat rubbed and chafed, some browning, but sound, with the advertising leaf preceding the title; the Taussig copy The only Irish edition of the first abridgment of Blackstone, the earliest of three abridgments to appear in the 18th century, designed "to make Blackstone's Commentaries useful to all Classes of People"; uncommon, three copies in ESTC in the USA [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         L'Amitié trahie, ou les Mémoires d'un négociant traduits de l'Italien d'après la seconde édition, revue & corrigée par l'Auteur.

      rue des Poitevins, Hôtel de Bouthillier, A Paris 1790 - In-12 de VIII-172 pp., veau brun, dos orné à nerfs (reliure de l'époque). Deuxième édition française de la traduction supposée de ce roman italien dont « l'originale et le traducteur sont inconnus » (Conlon). Très rare. La première française parut l'année précédente à la même adresse avec une pagination différente : A Paris, Hôtel de Bouthillier, rue des Poitevins, 1789, XII-272 pages. « Le Roman que nous présentons au Public a trois genres de mérite, qui, peut-être lui vaudront le suffrage des lecteurs? 1° Les faits sont si bien liés et se succèdent avec une telle rapidité que l'intéret ne languit pas un moment? 2° Les caractères sont si bien soutenus et si variés que l'on voit toujours reparaître les mêmes acteurs avec un nouveau plaisir? 3° Les moeurs sont bien peintes, les réflexions fournies avec ménagement, la vertu traitée avec respect, le vice relégué loin de la société? Le Roman qui donne lieu à ces réflexions a eu plusieurs éditions en Italie ; préjugé heureux dans tous les pays, mais infiniment plus décisif en Italie, où on lit moins que dans la plupart des autres contrées de l'Europe? » (Avis de l'éditeur). Menues restaurations mais bon exemplaire. Aucun exemplaire au Catalogue collectif de France ; Conlon, Le Siècle des Lumières, XXIV, 89.333.

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         Set of engraved calligraphic and emblematic display sheets of the seasons: De Lente - De Zomer - De Herfst - De Winter. With explanatory letterpress sheet

      [Amsterdam:]: Cornelius Focking, 1790. 4 oblong broadsheets (sheet size 345/47 x 478/82), trimmed to platemarks but with large internal margins. Etchings with engraving, all after Doesjan, three engraved by Barent de Bakker, the fourth (Winter) by Hendrik Leffert Meyling, each with the large calligraphic name of the season in a different style, within a "picture frame" ornamented with flowers, acanthus designs, scrolling ivy, leafy sprigs, etc., and with two etched scenes within roundels attached or hung with trompe l'oeil ribbons to the frame. Watermarks: large crowned fleur-de-lis on shield, one sheet with countermark J Kool (Jan Kool), cf. Heawood 1841 (but larger). A few short marginal tears or holes, marginal soiling, the sheets lightly pressed. With one folio sheet of letterpress explanatory text (a half-sheet of the same paper). *** Four elaborate and unusual calligraphic samples including minutely etched genre scenes, mainly of Amsterdam, her residents and canals, boulevards, and quays, designed by a calligrapher from Hoorn (sometimes called Arian Doussyan), and impeccably engraved and printed. The set is accompanied by a typographic explanatory sheet, with the text enclosed in a type-ornament border, titled: Verlklaaring van vier by elkander behoorende Kunststukken, zynde de Zomer, Winter, Herfst en Lente. Vertoonende de vier getyden des jaars (Explanation of the four works of art, which belong together, being Summer, Winter, Fall and Spring, showing the four seasons of the year). The odd order may reflect the date of production, the engraver's signature for Summer being dated 1788, while that of Fall is dated 1790 (the other engravings are undated). The explanations are apparently the artist's: precise locations are given, and it is repeatedly emphasized that the scenes were drawn from life. The only other set that I have located, at the Rijksmuseum, is without this letterpress sheet. While the four engravings are laid out uniformly, with the article "De" at top center (artfully incorporating within the letterform of the D the three astrological symbols of the respective season), flanked by the two etched roundels, and the Season's name below, each within a trompe l'oeil frame, they differ in calligraphic style, decoration and other individual elements: While the four engravings are laid out uniformly, with the article "De" at top center (artfully incorporating within the letterform of the D the three astrological symbols of the respective season), flanked by the two etched roundels, and the Season's name below, each within a trompe l'oeil frame, they differ in calligraphic style, decoration and other individual elements: The letters of Summer, in a roman face, are flower-bedecked or incorporate potted plants, while the initial Z has additional filigree surround. The roundel on the left shows well-dressed inhabitants, and a man pushing a wheelbarrow, on a tree-lined avenue with a church at the end, identified in the explanation as the Nieuwe-Stads-Herberg; the roundel on the right is a canal city scene with boat, fishermen, a windmill, a steeple etc.: this is the village of Sloterdijk (now part of Amsterdam), the church shown being the Petruskerk. The letters of summer, in a roman face, are flower-bedecked or incorporate potted plants, while the initial Z has additional filigree surround. The roundel on the left shows well-dressed inhabitants, and a man pushing a wheelbarrow, on a tree-lined avenue with a church at the end, identified in the explanation as the Nieuwe-Stads-Herberg; the roundel on the right is a canal city scene with boat, fishermen, a windmill, a steeple etc.: this is the village of Sloterdijk (now part of Amsterdam), the church shown being the Petruskerk. De Winter has gothic letters, the lower-case letters of "Winter" linked together by an ornamental interlace band, and the capitals D and W with extremely ornate flourishing and internal ornamentation, oddly interrupted, within the W, by four small birds perching on bars. The bottom of the frame is decorated with bare branches. In the left roundel is the frozen river Ij, with skaters, ice-bound ships, and a pair of ladies strolling with muffs, with the Tolhuis in the background; on the right, skaters, ice-tents, etc., on the river Amstel. The calligraphy of Fall is the most extravagantly ornate, with twisted acanthus leaves and complex parallel filigree, of which some lines are beaded, others are wavy, etc. A close look reveals a spider, a spider web, and a grotesque serpent's head (the latter echoed in the roundel borders), while the initial H sports grapevines. Both roundels show the commercial side of the city: merchants apparently testing the product of wine barrels on a quay in front of the Roman-Catholic Poor Comptoir (a charitable organization) on the Keizersgracht; and, on the right, more barrels on a quay and on a canal boat, in front of the portal of the Agnietenschool on the canal Oudezijds Voorburgwal. Spring's lettering is mostly sober, in roman capitals with beaded edges and delicate sprigs along the center of the main letter-stalks, but the article "De" shows some burgeoning buds and leaves, and the initial letter L has gently swirling extenders and incorporates a tree with a nesting bird in its top branches, while another bird flies in with a worm. Both roundels show peaceful village scenes with churches, one with a canal, the other with a pond and boaters, identified as Wilnis and Meidrecht in the explanation, and as Ouderkerk aan de Amstel and Sloten in the Rijksmuseum description. Abraham van Stolk, Atlas van Stolk: Katalogus Der Historie-, Spot- En Zinneprenten Betrekkelijk de Geschiedenis Van Nederland (1835-1931), vol. 5, no. 3797 (without the letterpress sheet); G. J. Dekker, Catalogue du Musée de Calligraphie délaissée par feu Monsieur G.J. Dekker ... Vente Publique, 2 juin 1882, lot 53 (this copy?, with the letterpress sheet). Cf. Thieme-Becker 9:376; 2:380-81; and 24:501.

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         Beggar's Opera, Act III.]

      Publish'd July 1st, 1790, by J. & J. Boydell, Cheapside & at the Shakespeare Gallery, Pall Mall London. - Copper engraving Image 396 x 534 mm, Sheet 472 x 652 mm This is the largest and finest of Blake's reproductive prints and is regarded as the high point in Blake's career as a commercial engraver. The print was commissioned by John Boydell around 1788 after Hogarth's painting of a performance of John Gay's 'The Beggar's Opera', first performed at Lincoln's Inn Fields in 1728. Insciption below title reads: 'When my hero in court appears, &c. / From the Original Picture in the Collection of His Grace, the Duke of Leeds.' Essick 1983 LXI, Essick 1991 XX.I Condition: Excellent dark impression. Trimmed within plate mark along top, with tearing to edge of sheet in upper left corner, not affecting image. Discolouration and creasing to margins, and hole repair to lower left corner of sheet, outside of image.

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         The Theory of Moral Sentiments

      London: for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell in the Strand; and W. Creech, and J. Bell & Co. at Edinburgh,, 1790. or, An Essay Towards an Analysis of the Principles by which Men Naturally Judge Concerning the Conduct and Character, first of their Neighbours, and afterwards of themselves. To Which is Added, A Dissertation on the Origin of Languages. The Sixth Edition. In two Volumes. 2 volumes, octavo (205× 123 mm). Contemporary tree calf, flat spines elaborately ruled and decorated gilt, red morocco labels. Spine ends chipped, corners lightly rubbed, a few surface abrasions to boards, one or two corners turned down. Ownership stamp "From Mount Tavy" to front free endpapers; a very attractive set. Sixth edition, a very good set of the final lifetime edition of Adam Smith's first book, the work that established his reputation as a philosopher both in London and on the Continent. "One of Adam Smith's major claims to fame, in some ways his greatest, is his development of a unified concept of an economic system with mutually interdependent parts. His development of this came well before the Wealth of Nations; it is in the Theory of Moral Sentiments of 1759 and the Lectures of 1762-3" (D. P. O'Brien, The Classical Economists, 1975, p. 29). The sixth edition of the Theory, which appeared a few months before Smith's death, evinced a number of broad developments in his later thought, as well as his last views on many specific points. Smith at least in part made extensive revisions so that he might bequeath a refreshment of copyright to his publisher, in which he was successful. See the editors' introduction to the Glasgow edition (Oxford, 1976), pp. 15–20; Ross, Life, pp. 381–5, 391–5, and Richard Sher's account of the early editions of Adam Smith's books in Britain and Ireland in Tribe (ed.), A critical Bibliography of Adam Smith.

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        Set of engraved calligraphic and emblematic display sheets of the seasons: De Lente - De Zomer - De Herfst - De Winter. With explanatory letterpress sheet.

      [Amsterdam:]: Cornelius Focking, 1788-1790. 4 oblong broadsheets (sheet size 345/47 x 478/82), trimmed to platemarks but with large internal margins. Etchings with engraving, all after Doesjan, three engraved by Barent de Bakker, the fourth (Winter) by Hendrik Leffert Meyling, each with the large calligraphic name of the season in a different style, within a "picture frame" ornamented with flowers, acanthus designs, scrolling ivy, leafy sprigs, etc., and with two etched scenes within roundels attached or hung with trompe l'oeil ribbons to the frame. Watermarks: large crowned fleur-de-lis on shield, one sheet with countermark J Kool (Jan Kool), cf. Heawood 1841 (but larger). A few short marginal tears or holes, marginal soiling, the sheets lightly pressed. With one folio sheet of letterpress explanatory text (a half-sheet of the same paper). *** Four elaborate and unusual calligraphic samples including minutely etched genre scenes, mainly of Amsterdam, her residents and canals, boulevards, and quays, designed by a calligrapher from Hoorn (sometimes called Arian Doussyan), and impeccably engraved and printed. The set is accompanied by a typographic explanatory sheet, with the text enclosed in a type-ornament border, titled: Verlklaaring van vier by elkander behoorende Kunststukken, zynde de Zomer, Winter, Herfst en Lente. Vertoonende de vier getyden des jaars (Explanation of the four works of art, which belong together, being Summer, Winter, Fall and Spring, showing the four seasons of the year). The odd order may reflect the date of production, the engraver's signature for Summer being dated 1788, while that of Fall is dated 1790 (the other engravings are undated). The explanations are apparently the artist's: precise locations are given, and it is repeatedly emphasized that the scenes were drawn from life. The only other set that I have located, at the Rijksmuseum, is without this letterpress sheet. While the four engravings are laid out uniformly, with the article "De" at top center (artfully incorporating within the letterform of the D the three astrological symbols of the respective season), flanked by the two etched roundels, and the Season's name below, each within a trompe l'oeil frame, they differ in calligraphic style, decoration and other individual elements: While the four engravings are laid out uniformly, with the article "De" at top center (artfully incorporating within the letterform of the D the three astrological symbols of the respective season), flanked by the two etched roundels, and the Season's name below, each within a trompe l'oeil frame, they differ in calligraphic style, decoration and other individual elements: The letters of Summer, in a roman face, are flower-bedecked or incorporate potted plants, while the initial Z has additional filigree surround. The roundel on the left shows well-dressed inhabitants, and a man pushing a wheelbarrow, on a tree-lined avenue with a church at the end, identified in the explanation as the Nieuwe-Stads-Herberg; the roundel on the right is a canal city scene with boat, fishermen, a windmill, a steeple etc.: this is the village of Sloterdijk (now part of Amsterdam), the church shown being the Petruskerk. The letters of summer, in a roman face, are flower-bedecked or incorporate potted plants, while the initial Z has additional filigree surround. The roundel on the left shows well-dressed inhabitants, and a man pushing a wheelbarrow, on a tree-lined avenue with a church at the end, identified in the explanation as the Nieuwe-Stads-Herberg; the roundel on the right is a canal city scene with boat, fishermen, a windmill, a steeple etc.: this is the village of Sloterdijk (now part of Amsterdam), the church shown being the Petruskerk. De Winter has gothic letters, the lower-case letters of "Winter" linked together by an ornamental interlace band, and the capitals D and W with extremely ornate flourishing and internal ornamentation, oddly interrupted, within the W, by four small birds perching on bars. The bottom of the frame is decorated with bare branches. In the left roundel is the frozen river Ij, with skaters, ice-bound ships, and a pair of ladies strolling with muffs, with the Tolhuis in the background; on the right, skaters, ice-tents, etc., on the river Amstel. The calligraphy of Fall is the most extravagantly ornate, with twisted acanthus leaves and complex parallel filigree, of which some lines are beaded, others are wavy, etc. A close look reveals a spider, a spider web, and a grotesque serpent's head (the latter echoed in the roundel borders), while the initial H sports grapevines. Both roundels show the commercial side of the city: merchants apparently testing the product of wine barrels on a quay in front of the Roman-Catholic Poor Comptoir (a charitable organization) on the Keizersgracht; and, on the right, more barrels on a quay and on a canal boat, in front of the portal of the Agnietenschool on the canal Oudezijds Voorburgwal. Spring's lettering is mostly sober, in roman capitals with beaded edges and delicate sprigs along the center of the main letter-stalks, but the article "De" shows some burgeoning buds and leaves, and the initial letter L has gently swirling extenders and incorporates a tree with a nesting bird in its top branches, while another bird flies in with a worm. Both roundels show peaceful village scenes with churches, one with a canal, the other with a pond and boaters, identified as Wilnis and Meidrecht in the explanation, and as Ouderkerk aan de Amstel and Sloten in the Rijksmuseum description. Abraham van Stolk, Atlas van Stolk: Katalogus Der Historie-, Spot- En Zinneprenten Betrekkelijk de Geschiedenis Van Nederland (1835-1931), vol. 5, no. 3797 (without the letterpress sheet); G. J. Dekker, Catalogue du Musée de Calligraphie délaissée par feu Monsieur G.J. Dekker ... Vente Publique, 2 juin 1882, lot 53 (this copy?, with the letterpress sheet). Cf. Thieme-Becker 9:376; 2:380-81; and 24:501.

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