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         Reize in de binnenlanden van Afrika, langs de Kaap de Goede Hoop, in de jaaren 1780 tot 1785, gedaan. Uit het Fransch door J.D. Pasteur.

      - Leyden, Amsterdam, Honkoop en Allart, 1791-98.5 volumes in 2. Contemporary half calf, (rebacked with the original spines laid down), with red morocco title-labels on spines. With large folding map and 34 engraved plates (7 folding and 7 printed in sepia).First Dutch edition; first published in French Voyage dans l'interieur de l'Afrique par le Cap de Bonne-Espétance. Paris 1790. - 'Le Vaillant was born at Paramaribo in Dutch Guiana in 1753, and after being educated in Holland, France, and Germany, proceeded to Paris where he studied the natural history collections, and, full of enthusiasm and ambition, decided to travel into the interior of Africa in order to further his opportunities of gaining information by observing the specimens in their native countries. Making the acquaintance of Mr. Temminck, the Treasurer of the Dutch East India Company, he was enabled to proceed to the Cape in one of the Company's ships called the Held-Woltemaade . The narrative is characterised by the intelligent and interesting manner in which it is written.' (Mendelssohn pp.889-890). He was one of the first to study the birds in South Africa. 'This work was attacked when published, and some of the incidents related were declared to be either exaggerated or altogether invented. It is, however, interesting as an account of South Africa at a time when comparatively little was known regarding its natural history and the Dutch settlers' (Cox I, p.389). - With nice views i.a. of the Cape of Good Hope and plates showing Hottentots and giraffes. - Some browning and waterstaining,some blank margins restored, folds of folding plan skilfully restored otherwise a fine copy.Tiele 659; Cat. NHSM I, p.206 (French ed. only); Mendelssohn I, p.889; SAB III, p.100; Howgego p.625; Rookmaaker, The zoological exploration of S. Africa 1650-1790, p.177-271, Nissen, ZBI, 2482. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         De' diritti dell'uomo libri VI. Ne' quali si dimostra che la più sicura custode de' medesimi nella società civile è la religione cristiana ...

      s.n, 1791. Cm. 25, pp.viii, 448. Con bel ritratto dell'A. inciso in rame all'antip. Legatura del tempo in mezza pelle verde con ampie punte; titoli in su tass. e filetti ornati in oro al dorso. Tagli gialli. Trascurabili e sporadiche fioriture. Bell'esemplare. Edizione originale dell'opera principale del filosofo e pensatore politico catanese Nicola Spedalieri (1740-1795). Vi si asserisce il fondamento cristiano dei principi scaturiti dalla rivoluzione francese e si individua nella sovranità popolare il cardine del governo politico. Le posizioni filo-giacobine espresse nell'opera valsero all'A. la riprovazione di gran parte dell'universo dottrinale cattolico. Cfr. Edizioni giuridiche antiche in lingua italiana, II, 3, p. 1148; Mira,II, 381; non in Sapori..

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         The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

      London: by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly,, 1791 & 1793. Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order… The Whole Exhibiting a View of Literature and Literary Men in Great Britain for Near a Century During Which He Flourished. In Two Volumes. [Together with:] The Principal Corrections and Additions to the first edition of Mr. Boswell's Life of Dr. Johnson. Together 2 works bound in 2 volumes, quarto (275 x 217 mm). Contemporary tree calf, neatly rebacked with original spines laid down, red morocco title labels renewed to style, oval red numbering pieces laid down on black morocco labels, richly gilt in compartments, sides bordered in gilt with Greek key roll, plain endpapers and edges. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Johnson, round robin and handwriting plates in vol. II. Second state of vol. I (with "give" spelt correctly on p. 135). Corners worn, some foxing, heaviest near the portrait, generally a very good set. First editions, presentation copies, both the Life of Johnson and Principal Corrections with individual autograph presentation inscriptions from the author to Andrew Lumisden (1720–1801), a friend of Boswell's who had assisted in preparing the Life by deciphering Johnson's manuscript notebook of his trip to France in October–November 1775. This assistance is acknowledged in print at the footnote on p. 511, vol. I: "My worthy and ingenious friend, Mr. Andrew Lumisdaine [sic], by his accurate acquaintance with France, enabled me to make out many proper names, which Dr. Johnson had written indistinctly, and sometimes spelt erroneously". The autograph inscriptions read, on the Life, "To Andrew Lumisden Esq: from his old and much obliged friend The Authour", and on the Principal Corrections, "To Andrew Lumisden Esq: from his obliged friend The Authour." Andrew Lumisden was a fascinating character. Educated like Boswell for a respectable career in the law, Lumisden threw it all away in 1745 for the Jacobite cause. He served as the under-secretary and the first clerk of the treasury to the Young Pretender throughout the campaign of 1745–6 and was present at Culloden. Adopting a variety of disguises after the battle, he managed to escape to Paris, where he entered the service of the Old Pretender. He and Boswell became acquainted in Rome in 1765. Lumisden was still in Rome on 23 January 1766 to greet Charles Edward on his accession, but by now felt only a thinly veiled contempt for the Young Pretender and was dismissed from his service on 8 December 1768. From 1769 to 1773 Lumisden resided in Paris, where he gradually distanced himself from the Stuart cause. A member of the royal and antiquaries' societies of Edinburgh, Lumisden corresponded with Boswell, as well as Joseph Banks, Adam Smith, and David Hume. He received a full pardon from the British government in 1778, having done his personal cause some good by buying up a collection of rare books for the Prince of Wales, and in due course returned to Edinburgh. With the bookplates of Sir Thomas Andrew Lumisden Strange (1756–1841) and Thomas Lumisden Strange (1808–1884), respectively nephew and grandnephew of Andrew Lumisden; signed by Thomas Lumisden Strange in each volume and with a note on Boswell's Life copied by him from Samuel Parr. Presentation copies of the Life are rare in commerce. The last copy at auction, that given to Boswell's executor Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo was inscribed only on a note tipped in before the title (Sotheby's, 13 December 2016, lot 45). Prior to that, the only other presentation copy sold at auction was that given to John Douglas, Bishop of Carlisle, who appears in a short episode in the work (Sotheby's NY, 1998). Pottle notes other presentation copies given to John Wilkes, Warren Hastings, Sir William Scott, and James Boswell the younger.

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         Sur l'administration.

      s.e, 1791. Cm. 21, pp. (4) 502 (2) + 6 (2) di appendice. Solida leg. ottocentesca in mezza perg. con titoli e filetti impressi al dorso. Esemplare marginoso ed ottimamente conservato. Jacques Necker (1732-1804), celebre economista ginevrino, fu ministro delle Finanze di Luigi XVI e ricoprì numerosi incarichi politici di primissimo piano, non riuscendo però a coniugare le sue grandi qualità di economista ad un dinamico pragmatismo politico. Quest'mportante saggio si pone come fonte di primaria importanza per quanto riguarda la storia amministrativa ed economica della Francia pre-rivoluzionaria. Edizione verosimilmente originale, comunque differente dalle altre in formato minore uscite nello stesso anno e contraddistinta dalla presenza delle 6 pagine numerate di appendice e della carta bianca finale spesso mancanti. Cfr. Cat. Einaudi, 4110, per un esemplare della stessa edizione, però mancante dell'appendice; Kvk..

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         Light Horse Harry Lee Asks Hamilton for a Favor

      Alexandria, Virginia 1791 - Autograph Letter Signed, to Alexander Hamilton, August 12, 1791, Alexandria, Virginia. 1 p. Complete TranscriptMy dear sir I wrote to you this morning. I pray your attention as my friend to that party of my ler which concerns the paper I mean to send to Leroy & Bayard the moment you receive my lr & to favor me with your answer by return of post; On the political subject at your leisure I presume to hear your sentiments. Affy yours HL August 12th 1791. Alexa[Address:] The hone / Alexr Hamilton esqr / Secretary of the / Treasury / Philada[Docketing:] 12 Aug 1791 / Henry Lee[Endorsement by Hamilton:] Henry Lee / AnsweredHistorical BackgroundHerman Le Roy and William Bayard were New York merchants with a branch in Philadelphia. Henry Lee had "a large sum in funded paper," and at the recommendation of Théophile Cazenove, he intended to transfer it to Le Roy and Bayard to "turn into cash." Because Lee did not know Le Roy, he asked Hamilton to intervene personally to complete the transaction soon because "the money being soon wanted & the price allowed by me very high, disappointment in the agency will be injurious & distressing."[1]Lee was at this time a member of the Virginia Assembly but was elected governor later in 1791. Although he objected to some features of Hamilton's economic policies, he remained an enthusiastic Federalist throughout his life.Henry ("Light Horse Harry") Lee (1756-1818) was born in Virginia and graduated from the College of New Jersey (Princeton) in 1773. He began to pursue a legal career, but with the beginning of the Revolutionary War he became a captain in a Virginia dragoon detachment. Promoted to major in 1778, he took command of a mixture of infantry and cavalry, and his horsemanship gave him the nickname "Light Horse Harry." He later served as a lieutenant colonel in the southern theater and was present at Yorktown for the British surrender. Lee was a delegate to the Confederation Congress from 1786 to 1788. From 1789 to 1791, he served in the Virginia General Assembly, then as governor of Virginia from 1791 to 1794. In the latter year, he helped President George Washington suppress the Whiskey Rebellion in western Pennsylvania. Lee represented Virginia in Congress from 1799 to 1801, and famously eulogized Washington as "first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen."[1] Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton, vol. 9, August 1791 - December 1791 (New York: Columbia University Press, 1965), 31-32.

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         Naturgeschichte des Orang-Utang und einiger andern Affenarten, des Africanischen Nashorns und des Rennthiers. Ins Deutsche übersetzt, und mit den neuesten Beobachtungen des Verfassers herausgegeben von J. F. M. Herbell.

      Düsseldorf Dänzer 1791 - (26 x 21 cm). 224 S. Mit 9 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Moderner Pappband im Stil der Zeit. Erste deutsche Auflage. - "Camper wird als eine im höchsten Grad imponierende Persönlichkeit geschildert, von glänzender Begabung, aber heftig und despotisch. Er zählte in seiner Zeit zu den hervorragendsten Gelehrten Europas. In naher Beziehung zu seinem Interesse für den Körperbau des Menschen stehen seine Untersuchungen an Affen, namentlich an den menschenähnlichen. Von dem damals in Europa äußerst seltenen Orang-Utan verschaffte er sich so viele Exemplare, als er deren habhaft werden konnte, teils um sie zu sezieren, teils um sie lebend zu beobachten. Durch besonders genaue Untersuchung der Extremitäten und des Schlundkopfes bewies er überzeugend, daß dieses Tier nicht aufrecht gehen könne" (Nordenskiöld). - Wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. - DSB 3, 37; Nissen ZBI 800; Hirsch/H I, 813; Blake 76 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Geschichte der Reisen, die seit Cook an der Nordwest- und Nordost-Küste von Amerika und in dem nördlichsten Amerika selbst von Meares, Dixon, Portlock, Coxe, Long u.a.m. unternommen worden sind. Aus dem Englischen. 3 Bde.

      Berlin, Vossischen Buchhandlung, 1791. 4to. Bound in 3 uniform contemp. hcalf. Riased bands, gilt spines. Tome-and titlelabels on spine with gilt lettering. Very light wear to spine ends. Slightly rubbed. Small stamps on foot of title-pages. Corners lightly bumped. X,130,302;(8),XXII,(2),314,(2);XVIII,74,380 pp. 4 large folded engraved maps and 27 engraved plates (some folding). Maps with closed tear at inner foldings. Scattered brownspots, mainly marginal. Occassionally some offsetting from plates. A few plates with light foxing and some with brownspots. In general fine, printed on good paper. ¶ First edition of this scarce and highly important work in the exploration of the north coasts of America. - Sabin, 25126.

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         TA., Neustädter Mühlentor, "Vue de Brandenbourg. Dédiée à Son Altesse Sérénissime Madame Louise. Duchesse Regnante de Mecklenbourg - Schwerin & Princesse de Saxe - Gotha etc, etc.".

      - altkol. Umrißkupferstich n. Nagel b. Morino & Company, dat. 1791, 23 x 32,2 Bernd, Märkische Ansichten, Nr. 465. - Oben rechts mit Nummer "XXVI" bezeichnet.

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         A Sketch of the Life and Projects of John Law of Lauriston,comptroller General of the finances in France

      [WOOD,John Philip]. A Sketch of the Life and Projects of John Law of Lauriston,comptroller General of the finances in France. Edinburgh, Peter Hill and George Kearsley 1791Quarto, 29.0 x 23.0 cm, t, pp.(4) + ii + 48, paper wrappers with short tear, original blue paper wrappers, uncut, an excellent copy, preserved in a marbled portfolio with ties.ESTC T8458. Kress B2240. Goldsmith 14941.RARE FIRST EDITION of the earliest published biography in English of the Scottish economist John Law. The dedication is to William Davidson of Muirhead. The son of a prosperous banker John Law [1671-1729] devoted his entire life to making proposals for the establishment of banks, both in Scotland and on the Continent, convinced as he was that the key to economic prosperity lay in augmenting the base of metallic currencies with paper money, particularly paper money backed by land holdings. He was appointed Controller General of Finances in France by the regent Philippe dOrleans in 1716 and the became the architect of the Mississippi Bubble. Law was dismissed from his post in 1720.His principal theories on money and banking, givinga detailed account of his plan to replace specie with paper currency based on land and of his proposals for a state bank were published in his Money and trade considered, published anonymously in Edinburgh in 1705. Law is described by Schumpeter as "in the front rank of monetary theorists of all times". Antoin Murphy writes "Money and trade in particular is a seminal work....In it Law discussed not only the money/inflation issue, but, more significantly, the money/output issue. He was contending that money was linked, not just to the price level, but also to output - or trade, as it was then called. Law wanted to show that an expansion of money supply could increase output and employment in an economy characterised by unemployment and under-utilisation of resources. At the same time, he produced a highly innovative approach to macroeconomic theorizing..."The author of this biography John Wood was to publish in 1794 an account of John Law's ancestral village entitled The Ancient and Modern State of the Parish of Cramond.

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         La superbia nazionale sposta nella sua nudità a' filosofi italiani per Giannambrogio Biffi da Mezzago dedicato a Sua Altezza don Alberigo del S.R. Imperio principe di Belgioioso d'Este

      In Vienna 1791 - In Vienna, si vendono dal librajo Giambattista Wallishausser sopra il Kohlmark presso del Caffè Milani, in Milano poi si potranno avere dal Biffi e dallo stampatore Agnelli, 1791. In-8 (195x125 mm.), pp.(16), 235, (3). Opera impressa su carta forte, candida e frusciante. Ex libri Caproni al primo contropiatto. Ottima legatura in pieno marocchino rosso dell'epoca, piatti incorniciati da una bordura a nastro in oro e da un duplice ordini di filtti in oro con fregi fitomorfi accantonati, sempre in oro, dorso a cinque nervetti con ricca decorazione in oro agli scomparti, titolo inciso in oro su tasello verde. Tagli in oro vivissimo, segnacolo serico. Ottimo esemplare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         - Lesebüchlein mit moralischern Erzählungen, für Mädchen der ersten Klasse, welche eben lesen lernen / (2) - ....

      3 in 1, jeder Band mit Titel-Kupfer, unbezeichnet, an Chodowiecki erinnernd, kl.8. 16,4 x 10,3 cm. (2) Bll, 80 S. / ... Seiten, In gutem Zustand. der Einband an Rücken und Lederecken stark berieben, der Schnitt etwas entfärbt, der Buchblock leicht braunfleckig, das Titelblatt des 1. Bandes mit hinterlegtem kleinen Loch, die Vorsätze in den Ecken leicht leimschattig, sehr seltener Titel, nur ein Exemplar in einer deutschen Bibliothek nachweisbar. weiter in den Titeln : - (2) - Lesebüchlein mit moralischen Erzählungen und einigen Vorbereitungskenntnissen zur Hauswirthschaft für Mädchen vom mittleren Alter, München bey Joseph Lentner, 1791, (3) Blatt, 138 Seiten, - (3) - Handbuchb für Mädchen von reiferm Alter mit moralischen Erzählungen und ökonomischen Kenntnissen, Nebst einer Melodie, München , bey Joseph Lentner 1791, (1) Blatt, 240 (2) S., mit einem Faltblatt mit Noten zu einem Lied auf Seite 190.

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      Philadelphia: John Fenno, 1791. - 228pp. Folio. Contemporary sheep, gilt leather label. Noticeable edge wear, front joint partially split. Early 20th- century bookplate on front pastedown, small ink stamp on rear pastedown. Small embossed blindstamp on titlepage and one internal leaf. Otherwise, clean internally. Very good. An important early Congressional document, describing the actions of the Senate in late 1791 and early 1792, at the height of the Federalist - Anti- Federalist struggle. George Washington's address to Congress, printed here, contains an interesting note about the tax on distilled spirits. Protests to this tax would result in the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794. Also contains important early legislation on frontier defenses, Ohio, fisheries, lighthouses, the Mint, and militias. Indexed. "First edition, first issue of the rare journal containing numerous messages from Pres. Washington.official ratification[s] of the Bill of Rights, the Presidential Succession Act debate and passage, the establishment of the U.S. mint and coinage, the first militia act, and foundation Northwest Territory Acts." - Jenkins. EVANS 24911. NAIP w020582. JENKINS 505.

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         Ecole d'Architecture Rurale, Premier Cahier, . a batir solidement les maisons de plusieurs etages avec la terre seule . Seconde edition. [with] Nouvelle Maniere d'Eteindre les Incendies. [with] Ecole d'Architecture Rurale. Second Cahier. [with] Traite sur la Construction de Maisons de Campagne. [with] Ecole d'Architecture Rurale, Quatrieme Cahier, dans lequel on traite du Nouveau Pise invente par l'auteur . Troisieme Edition.

      - Paris, the author 1791 - 1806. Five parts together, uncut in original mottled wrapper; 32pp, two frontispieces and ten plates; 20pp; 76pp, two frontispieces and two plates; 20pp, folding plate, pp77-106, folding plate; two frontispieces, [2],66pp, two folding plates. Some old tissue repairs to the spine now separated; natural paper browning of a couple of sections; a very good, fresh and original copy. Mounted inside the front cover is a long contemporary note about sections in these books and in Rondelet's Traite Theorique et Pratique (1802 &c) that included a section on bilding in pise. The make up of this is a bit confusing perhaps but this is Cointeraux's compilation - all but the first book were sold only by him - of his works on building in pise, pretty much the starting point for all modern pise literature. Book four was obviously the best seller of the bunch, needing a third edition by 1806 while he still had 1791 printings of the others. There is no book three proper, he advertised that it would cover vaults, pillars and so on, but the odd pairing of the 'Traite sur la Construction' with a continuation of the second Cahier took its place. Apparently the most implacable enemies of the self designated "only architect of the popular classes" were tradesmen and merchants who saw no future in buildings that could be thrown up with free dirt by any barely trained peasant. But outside France his books were translated and put to work in Germany, Italy, Russia, and Denmark. Henry Holland made a digest of the first two books in English in 1797 which was adapted through magazines and papers in America and Australia for decades after. The first located and, according to Cellauro and Richaud, the most extensive c19th appearance in Australia was in successive issues of the Hobart Town Gazette in May 1823 with an account of the construction of James Gordon's house using Cointeraux's method. The Sydney Gazette quickly followed up the news from Hobart, printing just about all of Holland's instructions in June 1823.

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         Erste Linien der Kameralwissenschaft.

      Frankfurt am Main, bei Varrentrapp und Wenner, 1791. - Tit., 444 (2) S., Pp. -- Humpert 823. Kaufmann; Kameralistik 29. Stammhammer; Finanzwissenschaft 33. Strelin; Staatswissenschaft 49. - ". Cameralist, geb. zu Mainz 1766, + ebenda am 15. Februar 1845. In seiner Vaterstadt vorgebildet, habilitirte er sich schon mit 20 Jahren als Privatdocent an der dortigen Universität mit einer naturgeschichtlichen Arbeit über die Fische, wurde 1788 a.o. Professor an der Cameralfacultät, 1791 o. Professor der Polizeiwissenschaft und Statistik an der historisch-statistischen Facultät und übernahm 1793 auch noch die Professur der Naturgeschichte. In dieser ersten Periode seiner lehramtlichen Thätigkeit war N. vornehmlich mit Abfassung von Lehrbüchern für Landwirthschaft, Forstwissenschaft und Bergbauwissenschaft beschäftigt, in welchen dem naturgeschichtlichdescriptiven Theile eine besondere Aufmerksamkeit gewidmet ist. Doch gehören dieser Periode auch schon die ersten Linien der Cameralwissenschaft (1791) an, in welcher er ganz auf dem Boden der damals in Deutschland vorherrschenden Cameralistenschule steht, welche durch die Verbindung technischer und staatswirthschaftlicher Lehren und durch den Mangel einer jeden allgemeineren Auffassung der Volkswirthschaft charakterisiert ist. Nimmt doch auch N. in dieser Schrift gar keine Notiz von Adam Smith! ." (ADB XXIII, 294). --Erster Theil. Bergbauwissenschaft. Zweiter Theil. Landwirthschaft. Erste Abtheilung. Eigentliche Landwirthschaft. Zweite Abtheilung. Forstwissenschaft. Dritter Theil. Technologie. Vierter Theil. Handlungswissenschaft.-- [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Botanic Garden. [with] The Botanic Garden. Part II... The Third Edition.

      2 vols. London: Johnson, 1791. 2 vols. in one, 4to, xii, 214; 126, (2); (4), ix, 197pp. With a frontispiece to each part, and 18 plates. Original boards, paper backstrips (mostly lost but a fragment of the printed label present on vol. 1); completely untrimmed as issued, with the adverts, directions to the binderand an extra printed slip in vol. 1 of directions to the binder for both vols. First four leaves and gathering Bb rather foxed (paper flaws), "Portland vase" prints offset onto facing pages, otherwise a very clean and fresh copy very rarely found thus. First edition of vol. 1 and third edition of vol. 2. With 5 plates engraved by Blake, the best known being the Fertilization of Egypt after Fuseli in vol. 1 at p. 127. It was not until the 1795 edition that the second Fuseli/Blake plate "Tornado" was published. At page 87 appears the enigmatic circular image of an African in chains titled 'Am I not a man and a brother'. Bentley 450B. Essick, William Blake's Commercial Book Illustrations, XXI.

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         Histoire des champignons de la France.) Konvolut mit 278 Tafeln in 2 Schubern.

      Paris -1812 1791 - (23,5 x 18 cm). Mit 278 (von 393) meist farbig gedruckten (!) Kupfertafeln. Lose in 2 Leinwand-Umschlägen der Zeit jeweils in Leinwand-Kassette. Hier Teile seines bedeutenden und sehr seltenen Tafelwerkes. - Bulliard (1742-93), Schüler von J. J. Rousseaus, war einer der hervorragendsten Botaniker des 18. Jahrhunderts. - "Probably the first botanical work completely color-printed without retouching by hand" (Sitwell/Blunt S. 83). - Tafeln bis zum Plattenrand beschnitten und vereinzelt etwas fleckig. Schuber gering bestoßen, sonst wohlerhalten. - Nissen BBI 296; Volbracht 303; Uellner 230; Junk, Rara S. 176 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         1791 1st ed Benjamin Franklin Autobiography Memoirs Americana French Electricity

      A Paris: Chez Buisson, 1791. First edition. - 1791 1st ed Benjamin Franklin Autobiography Memoirs Americana French Electricity “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin’s famous ‘Autobiography!’ This book is often considered Franklin’s best-known book and is an important part of Americana. Originally known as ‘Memoirs’ by Franklin himself, ‘Autobiography’ covers each aspect of Franklin’s life including his studies in French, various letters he wrote while in Paris, the progress of his philosophies and experiments on electricity. According to the Grolier American 100, Franklin’s ‘Memoirs’ is, “The most widely read of all American autobiographies, ‘Memoirs’ holds the essence of the American way of life.” This TRUE first edition of Franklin’s ‘Autobiography’ was translated into French by Jacques Gibelin. However, it was also the first appearance of Franklin’s ‘Memoirs’ in that it did not see an English printing until two years later. In fact, the English edition was translated out of this French edition. Item number: #2322 Price: $2500 FRANKLIN, Benjamin Memoires de la vie privee de Benjamin Franklin, ecrits par lui-meme et adresses a son fils ; suivis d'un precis historique de sa vie politique et de plusieurs pieces relatives a ce pere de la liberte A Paris: Chez Buisson, 1791. First edition. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [vi], 156, 207 (i.e. 363) • References: Sabin 25549; Grolier American 100, 21; Howes F 323; • Language: French • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 13cm) • We find this extremely rare and important book selling elsewhere for $7,000 Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 2322 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         1791 1ed William Penn QUAKER Pennsylvania Philadelphia CONSTITUTION Marsillac

      A Paris, de l'imprimerie du Cercle social, rue du Theatre francois, n°. 4. 1791. - 1791 1ed William Penn QUAKER Pennsylvania Philadelphia CONSTITUTION Marsillac A rare first edition of Marsillac’s ‘Life of William Penn.’ This work describes the life and work of the Quaker who is remembered for coming to the United States and helping establish the State of Pennsylvania as well as advocating for religious freedoms. Jean Marsillac, a French Quaker himself, wrote his book on William Penn after he came to America and spent several years with Penn. This book never saw an English printing, and Howes notes only a German printing outside of French. Marsillac based this book on Penn’s own writings and includes several important Pennsylvania documents including the Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776. He also wrote a detailed description of the city of Philadelphia. Item number: #2267 Price: $599 MARSILLAC, Jean La vie de Guillaume Penn, fondateur de la Pensylvanie ; premier legislateur connu des Etats-Unis de l'Amerique. Ouvrage contenant l'historique des premiers fondemens de Philadelphie, des loix et de la constitution des Etats-Unis de l'Amerique, des principes et actions de la Societe des amis (vulgairement connue sous le nom de quakers, etc.). Tome premier [-second]. Par J. Marsillac, docteur en medecine, depute extraordinaire des Amis de la France a l'Assemblee nationale, etc A Paris, de l'imprimerie du Cercle social, rue du Theatre francois, n°. 4. 1791. Details: • Collation complete with all pages; 2 volumes o [x], [11]-264; 294 [i.e. 304] o Signatures: A-Q8, R4; A-T8 • References: Sabin 44820; Howes M 323; Echeverria & Wilkie 791 • Language: French • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 13cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 2267 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      - commonly called the Western Circuit. Containing an accurate and comprehensive description of all the principal direct and cross roads in each respective county. In which the situation of all the towns, villages, noblemen's and gentlemen's seats, navigable rivers, canals, &c. upon and in the vicinity of each road, are particularly expressed and their relative distances exactly ascertained. Embellished with new and elegantly engraved maps of the several counties, taken from actual surveys, and laid down with great accuracy on a large scale. Pp. xii+256, 44 engraved armorial plates, 6 large hand coloured folding maps, 6 double page index tables, tailpiece decorations; contemporary half leather, with gilt lettered green morocco title label, marbled papered boards, the gilt ruled spine quite brittle and dry (and consequently heavily cracked and chipped), joints cracking, the boards rubbed and worn; uncut; bookplate on upper pastedown, the hinges cracking, several small wormholes, all maps except the frontispiece with closed tear from inner margin (but no loss), several short edges splits, some light foxing, soiling, and offsetting; printed for the author by B. C. Collins, Salisbury, 1791. *Lacking the map of Dorset. The frontispiece is the map of the Western Circuit. The plates show the coats of arms of the local nobility and gentry. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Pathologie & allgemeine Therapie, nebst Receptierkunst.

      Dresden (mid-19th century) - (2) 207 (6 blanks) 208-274 (2) p. Half Leather, 4° (The binding is not contemporary but matches the work quite well. Mid-19th century medical manuscript by the German Professor Johann Ludwig Choulant, 1791-1861. Choulant was a renowned professor at the Medizinisch-Chirurgischen Akademie of Dresden, he wrote several works among which medical textbooks and guides for medical practice. This manuscript contains his views on different diseases, results from his research and other studies. The work is entirely written in German, except for some Latin medical terminology, and is divided by the author in 3 parts. The first part consists of 4 chapters, divided in 433 paragraphs. The first chapter is about Pathology, the study of disease. The second chapter is about Aethiology, the study of causation. The third chapter is about Symptomatology, the study of symptoms. The fourth chapter is about Nosology, the classification of disease. The second part describes therapies and is divided in 76 paragraphs, preceded by an introduction and closed with an epilogue. The third and final part contains recipies and is divided in 60 paragraphs. The work is closed with a personal word from the author on the final written page and is signed with 'Prof: Dr. Choulant.') [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Hogarth Illustrated by John Ireland. From the original Picture in the Shakspeare Gallery. 3 Vols.

      (London), J. & J. Boydell, 1791, 1791 a. 1798. Beautifully bound in 3 contemp. straight grained full morocco. On covers 4-double gilt line fillets with 4 large gilt floral cornerpieces. All compartments richly gilt with lines and small floral-like stamps. Titles with gilt lettering. Inside gilt borders. Edges of covers gilt. Edges gilt. All volumes with the printed paperlabel of the bookbinder "Bound by C. Smith, 108, Strand". All volumes with the gilt exlibris in leather of Dudley Coutts Majoribanks (1st Baron Tweedmouth). 2 engraved frontispieces. 3 engraved title-pages (vol. 3 with both engraved and printed title-page). (6),CXXII,311;(2),(311-) 607,(4);XXIII,380,(1, errata) pp. and with 136 engravings on plates and engraved vignettes. With the engraved dedication-plate. A clean fine copy, printed on good paper with occassionally a bit of offsettings from the plates. Bindings in near mint condition. ¶ First edition in an exquisite copy.

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         Hogarth Illustrated. 3 Vols.

      Boydell, London 1791 - 3 vols. Engraved titled vignette & 130 engraved plates showing Hogarth's view of the social interactions. Extremely fine example of this work in totally original mottled calf. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Essai méthodique et historique sur la tactique navale. Orné de gravures, en quatre parties. [TWO VOLUMES].

      Paris, Firmin Didot, Dezauches, Bossange, Baudelot et Eberhart; Amsterdam, D. J. Changuion & Gabriel Dufour, 1791-96.. Four parts in two volumes, bound in one. Crown quarto (290 x 215mm). With a total of 38 folding engraved plates with multiple images to each, totalling 156 images. Vol. I, Part I: Pp. viii, 157, (2) Errata (verso blank). Plus 22 folding plates, numbered I-XXII; Volume II, Parts II-IV: Pp. vii, (i) Errata, 128. Plus 16 folding plates, numbered XXIII-XXXVI including XXVII bis and XXVIII bis. With Supplements and Observations. Engraved device to title, woodcut head- and tail-pieces. Half-title present. Hardcover, bound in contemporary plain blue paper-covered boards, rubbed and chipped in places, floral shelf label to spine, few sporadic institutional stamps. In fine condition, preserved in the original state, wide-margined, untrimmed. Excellent copy practically unused, still entirely unopened. ~ First French edition. Very rare. OCLC locates only 3 copies worldwide: UCLA; Delaware; Bibliothèque nationale de France. One copy, that in Conservatoire national des arts et métiers, is incomplete, comprising of Vol. 1 only. We located another copy, that in Hagley Museum. All 4 located copies are rebound and trimmed to 26 cm or less, as opposed to the present copy which is in the original size of 29 cm, untrimmed, undoctored and in first binding. ~ The English "An essay on naval tactics, systematical and historical, with explanatory plates, in four parts" first appeared in 1790 and went through 13 editions until 1827, which are held now by 52 institutional libraries worldwide. It was translated into French by Daniel Lescallier (1743-1822 ). ~ John Clerk of Eldin (1728-1812), was a Scottish merchant, naval author, artist, geologist and landowner. He is best remembered for his influential writings on naval tactics in the Age of Sail. He was a prolific, noted etcher and it is believed that the fine plates in this work were made by him. In this work he expounds on the tactic known as "cutting the line". This involved sailing into the enemy's line of ships and attacking the rear ships with the whole force of the fleet. Horatio Nelson used several sentences from Clerk's work in his orders to the British fleet before the Battle of Trafalgar. There is a certain amount of discrepancy regarding the publishing date of the second volume. While several bibliographies, mostly citing each other, tend to date it at 1798, the Bibliothèque nationale de France dates it at 1797. The volume itself, however, is dated "L'An VI" which, following the first volume of 1791, can only be 1796. It is most interesting to note that "Biographie universelle, ancienne et moderne" (Volume 61, 1836) claims that the first French edition appeared in 1797, and that "une seconde édition a paru depuis".

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         Tableau encyclopédique des trois règnes de la nature. Planches Tome III (301 à 600

      chez Pancoucke, à Paris 1791 - Grand in-4° sous couverture demi-cuir à dos lisse. Recueil hélas incomplet des planches 301 à 600 de l'oeuvre maîtresse de Lamarck. Manquent les planches 348, 350 et les planches 419 à 426, soit 10 planches manquantes. Mouillure dans un angle en pied des 20 premières planches, et mouillure le long de la tranche sur les trente dernières planches, sinon intérieur en très bon état. Sans page de titre, ni texte. Nous fournissons une photocopie des planches manquantes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Über den Bau des Himmels. Drey Abhandlungen aus dem Englischen übersetzt. nebst einem authentischen auszug aus Kants allgemeiner Naturgeschichte und Theorie des Himmels. Mit Kupfern. (Übersetzt von G.M. Sommer).

      Königsberg, Friedrich Nicolovius, 1791. Cont. hcalf. Gilt back. Spine ends slightly rubbed. XII,204 pp. and 3 folded engraved plates. Light scattered brownspots. ¶ First German edition of 3 of Herschels most importent contributions to cosmology. The 3 works were published in "Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society" under the titles 1) "Account of some Observations tending to investigate the Constitution of the Heavens" (1784) - 2) "On the Construction of the Heavens" (1785) and 3) "Catalogue of a second Thousand of new Nebulae and Clusters of the Stars; with a few introductory Remarks on the Construction of the heavens" (1789).- The supplement pp. 163-200, giving the abridged version of Kant's "Naturgeschichte und Theorie des Himmels" (1755), is Kant's own abridgement (authentische Auszug), and is hereby issued before the second edition from 1797. (See Warda No. 5).

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         The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated out of the Original Tongues: and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised

      Isaac Collins, Trenton 1791 - [1316] pp. 1 vols. 4to. The first Bible printed in New Jersey and the second quarto King James Bible printed in America. Felcone 578; Evans 22472, 23184, 23656; Hills 31; ESTC W4498, W4517, W27796, W28443, W36125 Contemporary sheep. Front board detached, spine ends worn, first three leaves with wear (title page margins worn, affecting some rules). Boxed

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         Über den Bau des Himmels. Drey Abhandlungen aus dem Englischen übersetzt. Nebst einem authentischen Auszug aus Kants allgemeiner Naturgeschichte und Theorie des Himmels.

      First Edition, XII+ 204 pages sider, : Königsberg, Nicolovius, 1791, Bound in a contemporary half calf with raised bands and goldlinedecoration on spinen only small wear With 3 folded engraved plates

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         Vite de' più eccellenti pittori scultori e architetti. Scritte da Giorgilo Vasari pittore architetto aretino in questa prima edizione sanese arricchite più che in tutte l'altre precedenti di Rami di Giunte e di Correzioni per opera del P.M. Guglielmo della Valle.

      Siena, a spese de' Pazzini Carli, 1791-1794, undici volumi in-8vo legature coeve in piena pergamena con titoli e fregi dorati ai dorsi, tagli gialli, stampato su carta azzurrina, pp. (4)-LXII-328 con un grande ritratto del Vasari ripiegato inciso in rame e sei ritratti incisi in rame fuori testo + pp. (2)-374-(2) con 25 ritratti + (4)-362-(2) con 24 ritratti + pp. 352-(2) con 29 ritratti + (4)-349-(2) con 14 ritratti + pp. 367-(2) con 24 ritratti + pp. 346-(2) con 14 ritratti + pp. 379-(2) con 13 ritratti + pp. 344 con 10 ritratti + pp. 371-(2) con quattro ritratti e tre grandi tavole più volte ripiegate fuori testo (tutte riferite a Michelagelo Buonarroti) + pp. 389-(2). Bella e pregevole edizione in eccellente stato di conservazione, stampata su carta forte azzurra con complessivamente 167 tavole incise in rame. Contiene un discorso sulla difesa dell'arte toscana verso lo stile Barocco oltre a una delle prime difese del gusto vasariano dalle critiche post-vasariane come quella del Baldinucci. Questa edizione contiene un nuovo e completo set di incisioni in rame, che sostituiscono quelle delle edizioni precedenti.

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         Guidonis Ferrarii operum. 6 volumi.

      6 volumi in ottime condizioni. Copertina rigida. Mediolani. 1791.

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         A Treatise Concerning the Last Judgment, and the Destruction of Babylon: Shewing that all the predictions contained in the Revelation, are at this day fulfilled. Being a testimony of things heard and seen. Translated from the Latin. Originally published in the year 1758. [Bound with:] — A Continuation concerning the Last Judgement, and the Spiritual World. Translated from the Latin. Originally published in the year 1763.

      London: Printed and Sold by R. Hindmarsh, [Treatise: Sold also by J. Denis; and I. and W. Clarke, Manchester,] 1788 & 1791 - 2 works bound in 1 volume, octavo (207 x 126 mm). Contemporary marbled sheep, smooth spine gilt in compartments, black morocco label. Later ownership inscription of Dorothy Schneider to front free endpaper, some pencil annotations to contents. Some skilful restorations to spine ends, headcaps chipped, corners just worn, a few light stains, first half-title torn at across at upper outer corner to remove ink ownership inscription, with slight loss of typographic border, still very good copies. First editions in English, translated and published by the printer Robert Hindmarsh (1759–1835), a leading light among the early Swedenborgians in England, one of the founders of the Theosophical Society. On 14 April 1789 William Blake and his wife, Catherine, attended the First General Conference of the Swedenborgian New Jerusalem Church at the chapel in Maidenhead Lane, just off Great Eastcheap, which Hindmarsh had helped established and where Hindmarsh's father was the first preacher. Hindmarsh subsequently gave a misleading impression of the movement in his Rise and Progress of the New Jerusalem Church, published posthumously in 1861; his earlier works better reflect the radical, even revolutionary flavour of the sect at this time. ESTC T137429; ESTC T137428. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Nouveau Voyage dans les États-Unis de l'Amérique Septentrionale, Fait en 1788; par J. P. Brissot (Warville), Citoyen François.

      Paris: Chez Buisson, Imprimeur et Libraire, 1791. 3 vols, 8vo, contemporary tree-calf, red morocco labels, gilt rules and lettering. Folding table. ¶ Inscribed atop title-page of Volume I: "D. Wiglesworth, professor [ . . . . ] / the author & for his excellent Notes on populati[on] / Brissot." Signed in all three volumes "Thomas Wigglesworth / 1792." Signed by Edward Wigglesworth 1818 on the front pastedowns of all three volumes. Jacques Pierre Brissot de Warville (1754-1793) accomplished a lot before perishing beneath the guillotine. A crusading revolutionary and journalist, he published numerous reformist books and articles and spent four months in the Bastille. In 1788 he toured the United States for the anti-slavery cause and as agent for an investment scheme. Back in Paris, he achieved great power--practically controlling French foreign policy--as the leader of the Girondists; but, when the tide turned, he was swept away. In America he toured widely (taking a special interest in the Quakers), dined with James Madison in Philadelphia, and spent three days at Mount Vernon with the Washingtons. Much of his time was spent in and around Boston, and at Harvard he met Edward Wigglesworth (1732-1794), the second Hollis Professor of Divinity, grandson of the poet Michael Wigglesworth (1631-1705) and son of Edward Wigglesworth, the distinguished first Hollis Professor. Brissot refers to Wigglesworth on page 135 of volume 1; and in his chapter in volume 2 on longevity in the United States Brissot refers to Wigglesworth's published research on the subject and uses his table of comparative longevities. Although Brissot's inscription is partially illegible, it's obvious that he was expressing his thanks to the American academic for his information. Edward Wigglesworth passed this set on before his death to his son Thomas (1775-1855), an East India merchant based in Boston; and Thomas in turn gave the set to his son Edward (1804-1876), an attorney, merchant, philanthropist, and co-compiler of the 13-volume Encyclopaedia Americana (Philadelphia, 1828-1832). Front hinge of volume 1 starting; foot of spine frayed; front free endpaper detached; presentation inscription trimmed by the binder; very good copy.

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         Descripcion historial de la provincia y archipielago de Chiloe, en el reyno de Chile [including the Noticias practicas, e individuales de las islas nombradas vulgarmente de Otahiti ó Carolinas situadas en el mar del sud, ó Pacifico]

      1791 - Remarkable description of the Chiloe Archipelago and the Spanish exploration to Tahiti. 1791. Madrid. Don Benito Cano. 8vo (200 x 140 mm). 1 [blank], 4 ff., 318, full-page engraving and large folding map. Contemporary limp vellum, spine lettered in ink, very good condition. Internally an excellent copy, completely genuine condition overall. 5,500 $ First edition, an important work on the Island of Chiloe (Chile), and the Spanish exploration in the Pacific in the later half of the 18th century by Boenechea and Andia: Noticias practicas, e individuales de las islas nombradas vulgarmente de Otahiti ó Carolinas situadas en el mar del sud, ó Pacifico, a description of Domingo de Boenechea´s exploration of Tahiti and various Polynesian islands, prompted by the English exploration and recent English voyages in the Pacific, drafted following the return of the Second Spanish Voyage to Tahiti in 1775 (following another in 1772 also by Boenechea), amongst the earliest explorations of the Islands ever performed. Don Domingo de Boenechea y Andonaegui (1713-75), a veteran Basque captain, was chosen, in 1772, by the Viceroy of Peru, Manuel de Amat, to lead an expedition to Tahiti and Polynesia. Aboard the frigate Santa Maria Magdalena, better known as the Aguila, Boenechea sailed from Callao, on September 26, 1772, and after an easy passage arrived at the Tuamotu Archipelago, discovering an island on October 28 which he named San Simon y Judas (Tauere), and another which he named San Quintin (Haraiki) on October 31. The following day, he encountered Anaa, which he named Todos Santos; and on November 6 he sighted Meetia, which received the name of San Cristobal. On November 8 he arrived at Tahiti, which he named Amat. Amat was encouraged by Boenechea’s accounts and decided to authorize a second expedition, with the objective of landing priests on Tahiti, so as to convert the natives to Christianity and to gain their loyalty to the Spanish Crown. Boenechea’s second expedition embarked on the Aguila from Callao on September 20, 1774. On October 29 they sighted an island which was named San Narciso (Tatakoto), and two days later, the island of San Simon (Tauere). On November 1, two islands were sighted which were named Los Martires (Tekokoto) –at the same time as Andia, however they did not meet- and San Juan (Hikueru). The island of San Quintin (Haraiki) was seen, and at Todos Santos (Anaa) they traded with the natives for coconuts and artifacts. On November 13 they sighted San Cristobal (Meetia), and the next day they reached their key destination, Amat (Tahiti). After some exploration of the coast, they anchored on November 27 in a harbor that they named Santa Cruz de Ohatutira (Tautira Bay). They met with the local chief, Vehiatua, and land was selected for the homestead built for the priests. After settling the friars, Boenechea sailed northwest for Orayatea (Raiatea). He passed Tetiaroa, which he renamed Los Tres Ermanos; sighted Huahine, which he named La Hermosa; and saw Raiatea, which he named La Princessa. Maurua was renamed San Antonio, and Borabora received the new name of San Pedro. The ships returned to Tahiti, where Boenechea died on January 26, 1775. Gayangos thereafter discovered the island of Raivavae in the Austral group that he named Santa Rosa, before returning to Callao on April 8, 1775. Importantly, Boenechea’s description of the islands is one of the earliest detailed accounts of Tahiti and the Society Islands in existence and a fundamental source of information on the appearance of the islands before European settlements and influence. Much of this work by the head of the Franciscan missionary college of Santa Rosa at Ocapa, Peru, is a history of the Chilean province of Chiloe. The map Mapa de la Provincia y Archipielago de Chiloe en el Reyno de Chile Obispado de la Concepcion, is first large-scale map of Chiloe. The Chiloe Archipelago is a large group of islands, which features the large island of Chilo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Geschichte der reisen die seit Cook an der nordwest- und nordost-kuste von Amerika und in dem nordlichsten Amerika selbst von Meares, Dixon, Portlock, Coxe, Long u.a.m. unternommen worden sind... Aus dem Englishen (1791, 2 volumes of three)

      Berlin: Voss; In der Vossischen Buchhandlung, 1791. Hardcover. fair. 1791, volumes one and two of three volumes, 4to, leather, (x) 302, / (10), xxii, 314 pp., first volume with six copperplates, some folding, lacking both maps, second volume has frontispiece large folding map of Cook's route to Prince Williams Sound, 12 plates, many folding (some natural history, others from various voyages). Worn, exlibrary, most plates have pale lavender old stamp to verso, bindings worn, boards detached, general wear, contents and pages fairly bright. One or two plates have some reparable splits. A sorry example of an expensive German set of voyages.

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         Geschichte der reisen die seit Cook an der nordwest- und nordost-kuste von Amerika und in dem nordlichsten Amerika selbst von Meares, Dixon, Portlock, Coxe, Long u.a.m. unternommen worden sind. Aus dem Englishen (1791, 2 volumes of three)

      Voss; In der Vossischen Buchhandlung, Berlin 1791 - 1791, volumes one and two of three volumes, 4to, leather, (x) 302, / (10), xxii, 314 pp., first volume with six copperplates, some folding, lacking both maps, second volume has frontispiece large folding map of Cook's route to Prince Williams Sound, 12 plates, many folding (some natural history, others from various voyages). Worn, exlibrary, most plates have pale lavender old stamp to verso, bindings worn, boards detached, general wear, contents and pages fairly bright. One or two plates have some reparable splits. A sorry example of an expensive German set of voyages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         John Hancock

      February 23, 1791. Broadside: An Act to suspend…"An Act for the Limitation of Personal Actions, and for avoiding Suits at Law.", signed in type by John Hancock, as Governor of Massachusetts, one page, folio, February 23, 1791, printed at Boston by Thomas Adams, with the Massachusetts state seal at the top. In part: "Whereas the operation of the said act for the limitation of personal actions, and for avoiding suits at law, may defeat of their just demands, many creditors, unless a longer time is allowed for commencing, and suing certain actions therein mentioned, than is provided by said act…And it be enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the secretary shall forthwith, cause this act to be printed, and sent to the clerk of each town and district in this Commonwealth…" Small paper loss to the upper left corner repaired; very slight foxing and age toned. Very good.

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         Harvard’s 1791 Graduating Students and Theses, Dedicated to Governor John Hancock and Lieutenant Governor Samuel Adams

      Boston, Massachusetts 1791 - Broadside. List of Graduating Students and Theses for Disputation. Boston, Massachusetts: Samuel Hall, 1791. 1 p., 18 x 22 in. Interesting broadside in Latin issued for Harvard University's 1791 commencement lists Latinized names of 27 graduating students. Among the graduates are New Hampshire Justice John Harris (1769-1845); U.S. Representative Thomas Rice (1768-1854); and Henry Dana Ward (1768-1817), youngest son of General Artemas Ward (1727-1800), who initially commanded the patriot army around Boston in 1775. Historical BackgroundThe Theses broadsides display propositions and questions respectively, used in the Commencement tradition of public student disputation which began at Harvard College in 1642. The practice was instituted under the leadership of President Henry Dunster (president from 1640-1654) within a larger effort to model the college after European universities.Behind the printed broadsides was a multi-stage process that involved both students and faculty. The Latin theses were academic statements created by the graduating students to reflect the scope of their undergraduate study. The Theses fit within a curriculum that emphasized public discourse and syllogistic debate and ranged between approximately 50 and 250 propositions in most years. This broadside includes theses in technology, grammar, rhetoric, logic, metaphysics, ethics, theology, politics, mathematics, and physics.Printed at the expense of the graduating class, the Theses were posted in advance, and graduates were expected to be able to defend them upon request. Certain students were selected by the faculty to discuss and dispute specific Theses publicly as part of the exercises.From the first commencement in 1642, through 1810, Theses were listed in broadsides. They were supplemented from 1791 onward by the Order of Exercises for Commencement, printed in English. The last Order of Exercises was printed in 1810, and subsequent Theses were distributed as quartos until they were replaced in 1821 by a Commencement program. Generally, the ceremony for students receiving their Bachelor's degrees occurred in the morning and was followed by the Master's degree ceremony in the afternoon.John Hancock (1737-1793) was born in Massachusetts and graduated from Harvard College in 1754. When his father died in 1764, Hancock became one of the wealthiest men in the colonies. He emerged as a leader in Boston's opposition to British policies and was elected as one of Boston's selectmen in 1765. Elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1766, Hancock learned from Samuel Adams, who gave him support and advice. Remaining in Boston while other patriots were away at the First Continental Congress, the Provincial Congress did elect Hancock as a delegate to the Second Continental Congress, where he was elected President. He likely signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, witnessed in signature by Charles Thomson, secretary of the Congress. No other delegates signed the Declaration until weeks later. Hancock served as president until October 1777, when he took a leave of absence and returned to Massachusetts. He served as treasurer of Harvard College from 1773 to 1777. Hancock returned to Congress in 1778 and signed the Articles of Confederation. After adoption of the Massachusetts Constitution, voters overwhelmingly elected Hancock as the state's first governor. He served from 1780 to 1785, and again as third governor from 1787 to 1793, when Samuel Adams served as his Lieutenant Governor.Samuel Adams (1722-1803) was born in Boston and graduated from Harvard College in 1740. He earned a master's degree there in 1743. With little interest in business, he soon began writing political essays and was first elected to political office in 1747. In 1756, he became a tax collector but often failed to collect, which made him friends but left him deeply in debt. He opposed British efforts to enforce tighter control . (See website for full description)

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         Historia Natural, Civil y Geográfica de las Naciones situadas en las Riveras del Rio Orinoco. Tomo Segundo.

      Barcelona, en la Imprenta de Carlos Gibert y Tutó, 1791. - 4to.; 2 hs., 352 pp. y dos láminas fuera de texto. Encuadernación de época, en piel con lomera ornada. Pequeña falta en cabeza de lomera.

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         POR QUANTO Habiendose dado cuenta à S.M. sobre diversas solicitudes de los PLATEROS, BATIOJAS y TIRADORES DE ORO.

      Mexico 9 de Junio de 1791. - Affiche in-folio. TRES RARE AFFICHE imprimée à Mexico, contenant diverses dispositions concernant ces professions en rapport avec l'OR, l'ARGENT (Bijouterie, Monnaie, etc).

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         Le Médecin Universel, ou le Tableau de la simple et heureuse Philosophie dans sa succession naturelle.

      Paris, chez Gattey, 1791. - in-8. VIII. 192pp. Broché, couverture de l'époque, titre manuscrit au dos et sur le plat supérieur (petites déchirures et marques de plis, petites taches, dos insolé). Edition Originale très rare de cet ouvrage dans lequel l'auteur développe un projet philosophique de réforme de la société, basé sur les deux principes uniques qu'il considérait à l'origine de toutes les choses: "l'un, actif, qui est l'intelligence, l'autre, passif, qui est la matière". Après avoir exposé les fondements scientifiques de cette philosophie qui lui permettait de "dévoiler à tous les peuples de l'univers les moyens de juger avec facilité de leur situation politique", l'auteur donne le détail des réformes qu'il proposait de mettre en œuvre pour faire évoluer la société, en s'appuyant sur ses conceptions anticléricales, pacifistes, égalitaires, féministes, et "libertaires". "L'Homme est un chef d'œuvre de perfection; ( ). Il n'est peccable qu'à cause de la rivalité injuste et cruelle qu'établissent nos lois sociales", "La Société ( ) ne peut être stable qu'avec l'égalité des individus qui la composent", "Lois Sociales Criminelles: n'ont de base qu'une infâme tyrannie", "L'Education, la partie qui a pour objet de rectifier la nature, n'offre qu'ignorance et fait injure au créateur", "Religion. Tous ses principes sont faux", "Mariage; n'est autre choses que l'union naturelle de deux individus qui ont des rapports particuliers; ses bases actuelles sont tyranniques", "Adam, le Paradis Terrestre, le Premier Péché; ces transmissions sont purement fabuleuses, tous les corps de la nature sont de simples résultats de l'union de deux principes primitifs", "La Guerre; ses causes; moyens que notre société doit employer pour la détruire sur toute la surface du globe", "Le Sophisme et l'Eloquence, sont deux ministres de l'erreur, sont une source de l'inégalité; il faut les proscrire de l'étude commune et chercher la simplicité", etc. L'auteur était "Docteur en Médecine de la Faculté de Besançon" et cet ouvrage est sa seule publication. Il est resté pratiquement inconnu et semble avoir échappé aux principaux travaux sur les précurseurs de la pensée anarchiste et libertaire. Tache marginale aux derniers feuillets. Bon exemplaire à toutes marges, partiellement non coupé dans son brochage d'origine. Quérard, VI, p. 291. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Vite de' più eccellenti pittori scultori e architetti. Scritte da Giorgilo Vasari pittore architetto aretino in questa prima edizione sanese arricchite più che in tutte l'altre precedenti di Rami di Giunte e di Correzioni per opera del P.M. Guglielmo della Valle.

      Siena, a spese de' Pazzini Carli, 1791-1794, undici volumi in-8vo legature coeve in piena pergamena con titoli e fregi dorati ai dorsi, tagli gialli, stampato su carta azzurrina, pp. (4)-LXII-328 con un grande ritratto del Vasari ripiegato inciso in rame e sei ritratti incisi in rame fuori testo + pp. (2)-374-(2) con 25 ritratti + (4)-362-(2) con 24 ritratti + pp. 352-(2) con 29 ritratti + (4)-349-(2) con 14 ritratti + pp. 367-(2) con 24 ritratti + pp. 346-(2) con 14 ritratti + pp. 379-(2) con 13 ritratti + pp. 344 con 10 ritratti + pp. 371-(2) con quattro ritratti e tre grandi tavole più volte ripiegate fuori testo (tutte riferite a Michelagelo Buonarroti) + pp. 389-(2). Bella e pregevole edizione in eccellente stato di conservazione, stampata su carta forte azzurra con complessivamente 167 tavole incise in rame. Contiene un discorso sulla difesa dell'arte toscana verso lo stile Barocco oltre a una delle prime difese del gusto vasariano dalle critiche post-vasariane come quella del Baldinucci. Questa edizione contiene un nuovo e completo set di incisioni in rame, che sostituiscono quelle delle edizioni precedenti.

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        COMMON SENSE addressed to the INHABITANTS of AMERICA .

      Jordan, J.S., printed for., 166 Fleet Street, London 1791 - VG text block, disbound. From a sammelband binding. No prelims, first page is tp. Gimbel CS-59. 206x128x18(mm), (1-3),4-90pp. Damp stained top edge of first four leaves. Small chips from bottom corner of pages 7 & 19. Detached tp, cracked signature at p23. Flawless text otherwise. This edition is first British printing since 1777. It blanks out all the censored sections. The British didn't publish an uncensored edition until mid 1800s. An unusual binding in that a sheet of blank, laid paper has been inserted between each text page with the result that the book is 180 pages long. Three of the laid in leaves have extensive, pencilled anti Paine commentary, three others with just a few sentences. Most of commentary quite legible. Likely written in early 1800s as the long "s" used twice, "chuce" for "chose", "republick" for "republic", words abbreviated by using super script final letters & capitalizing many words internal in a sentence. The following pencilled comment faces p6: "Mr P always avoids with care Reasoning from Facts & the History of Mankind & neglects all together the Authority of the Patriarchs from the first Man to the Dispersion". This faces p23: "All this Reasoning is ably refuted by Mr Shuckford, tho unintentionally". Extensive commentary faces pp16 & 24, the last sentence of which reads: "His Simile is as Contemptible as his Skepticism." Writer is unsigned. The referenced Shuckford may be the Samuel Shuckford of "The Sacred and Profane History of the World." This Shuckford (d. 1754) was a historian & religious figure who may have been one of George IIs chaplains. Some of the commentary facing pages 16 & 24 is of a religious nature. VG text block. FINE text BUT FOR: 1-8 top margins damp stained. [Attributes: First Edition]

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