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        America Meridionale.

      1779 - Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 110 x 70mm. A rare miniature map of South America engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various regions.

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        Indication sommaire des règlemens et loix de son Altesse Royale l'Archiduc Léopold, Grand Duc de Toscane. Par ordre chronologique, depuis 1765 jusqu'à la find de l'année 1778, avec notes.

      Bruxelles, chez J.L. de Boubers 1779 - One volume in 12mo; folded frontispiece, 223, (3) pp., folded table; bound to style in half calf over marbled boards, corners strengthened, spine gilt with red gilt lettering-piece, endpapers renewed, sprinkled edges, inside clean and crisp, an attractive copy. First edition. This is a collection of regulations and laws which had been issued by Leopold II, Grand Duke of Toscany, afterwards Emperor of Austria, to whom Mirabeau had dedicated "Les Économiques". He carried out some of the proposed reforms in practice, ordered his ministers to consult with Mirabeau, and corresponded with Dupont. Higgs: The Physiocrats, p. 89; Will,G.A.: Versuch über die Physiokratie, pp. 34-35; Oncken, A.: Geschichte der Nationalökonomie, p. 417 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vue des Ruines du Pont d'Auguste sur la Nera a Narni

      chez l'Auteur, Naples 1779 - A fine view of the Nera Valley in Umbria, southern Italy. The view shows the ruins of the bridge of Augustus over the River Nera with the hill-top town of Narni visible in the background. Jacob Philipp or Johann Philipp Hackert was born in Prenzlau. He travelled extensively within Europe and was one of a group of artists who achieved a notable degree of success with their images of picturesque landscapes. He spent a great deal of his time in Italy, particularly Rome, Florence and Naples. He worked both for Catherine the Great of Russia and for King Ferdinand of Naples. His brother Georg Hackert (1755-1805) accompanied him to Naples and set up as an engraver and print-seller in 1786. Engraving, coloured by hand, by Georg Abraham Hackert. (Small chips to outer blank margins).

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        Schloß auf einer kleinen Insel in einem vermutlich oberitalienischen See, mit Fischerbooten.

      . Feder in Braun, über Bleistift, mit Deckweiß gehöht, auf bräunlichem Papier, verso Nachlaßstempel. 22,7:37 cm. Vertikaler Durchriß restauriert, mehrere vertikale und horizontale Falten geglättet, verso an den Ecken Spuren einer alten Verklebung. Wahrscheinlich Vorzeichnung zu einem Gemälde.. Reinhold, Sohn von Friedrich Philipp Reinhold (1779-1840), studierte 1830/1840 an der Wiener Akademie unter Th. Ender (1793-1875), J. Mössmer (1780-1845) und F. Steinfeld (1787-1868), zudem wurde er vom Vater angeleitet. Er unternahm seit 1834 mehrere Studienreisen durch das österreichische Alpenland, 1844 auch nach Oberitalien. Die vorliegende Zeichnung ist vermutlich in dieser Zeit entstanden. Mit Vorliebe malte Reinhold Wald- und Gebirgslandschaften sowie Volksszenen, Tierdarstellungen und Wiener Ansichten.

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        Briefe im Jahr 1772 nach Island angestellte Reise betreffen

      Upsala & Leipzig: Magnus Swederus, 1779. Octavo, large map and chart and eleven plates (most folding), 13 plates in total, Banks and Solander in iceland. First German edition, preceded only by the very rare Swedish edition of 1777, and followed by London and Paris editions in the 1780s. This study, a major work on the geography, history, and culture of Iceland, was written and edited by Uno von Troil, who sailed with Banks and Solander on the voyage to Iceland, undertaken after Banks' precipitate withdrawal from Cook's second voyage. Von Troil's work is the only major work undertaken by any member of the voyage, and naturally includes any number of references to Sir Joseph Banks and his retinue. As an interesting aside, in the 22nd letter, a discussion on the pillars of basalt, there is a particular discussion of the island of Staffa, which is noted as belonging to none other than "Lauchlan MacQuarie": father of Governor Macquarie. It is also interesting to note that this German edition does not include a lengthy letter from Banks relating to the island of Staffa (and apparently derived from Pennant's Tour of Scotland) which was later included in the English translation of von Troil's work in 1780. Despite its importance as a printed document directly relating to Banks - as, in effect, the only account of his alternative voyage - this significant edition is not known to be held in any Australian collection: indeed, any of the early editions appear to be very scarce.

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        Variedades Literarias o Colección De Escogidas Piezas De Literatura, así Originales, Como Traducidas De Diversos Idiomas al Francés, Pertenecientes á La Filosofía, Artes y Ciencias. Traducidas al Castellano Por Félix Eguía.

      Pedro Marín, Madrid 1779 - 4 h. - 36 - 32 - 240 pp. - y - 1 h. 269pp. y 39pp. de "Disertación médica, sobre el buen uso de los Baños de Agua dulce en los rios y casas particulares: con una reflexión al fin, sobre los pedilubios." en Madrid, viuda de Marín, 1792. La obra comprende, entre otros, capítulos muy interesantes: - Discurso sobre los Baños de Agua Fría, según el uso de los antiguos, por el Dr. Cocchi - Historia Natural de la Langosta de España, por Guillermo Bowles - Memoria sobre los Indios Orientales - Música y Bayles de los Chinos - Experiencia Médica de Mr. Zimmerman - Historia de las lodras marinas y de los osos marinos por Mr. Steller - . Muy buen ejemplar, aunque las 20 primeras hojas tienen una mancha en la parte posterior de la plana. Muy conservada encuadernación de época en piel. Size: 2 Vols. En 12º [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Turchia settentrionale.

      1779 - Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 115 x 73mm. A rare miniature map of the Balkans, engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various regions.

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        Des Fürsten Michael Schtscherbatowo kaiserlich rußischen Heroldmeisters und Kammerjunkers Rußische Geschichte von den ältesten Zeiten an. Erster Theil vom Anfang bis auf den Tod des Großfürsten Jaroslaw Wladimirowitsch. Zweyter Theil vom Anfang der Regierung Isziaslaws Jaroslawitsch bis auf die Unterjochung Rußlands durch die Tatarn

      . Jobst Hermann Flörke Verlag, Danzig, 1779. LVII/1132 S./72 Bl. mit 1 in Kupfer gestochenen Frontispiz und 8 gefalteten Tafeln, Halbleinen der Zeit (gering fleckig/Namensstempel auf Vorsatz und Titel). - gute Exemplare -

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        Des Fürsten Michael Schtscherbatowo, kaiserlich rußischen Heroldmeisters und Kammerjunkers Rußische Geschichte von den ältesten Zeiten an. Erster Theil vom Anfang bis auf den Tod des Grosfürsten Jaroslaw Wladimirowitsch's; Zweiter Theil vom Anfang der Regierung Jszjaslaws Järoslawitsch bisu die Unterjochung Rußlands durch die Tartaren. Aus dem Rußischen übersetzt von M. Christian Heinrich Hase, Herzogl. Sachsenweimarischem Konsistorialrath und Pastor zu Stadt Sulza.

      Danzig, Flörke, 1779.. Erster und Zweiter Teil. LVIII., 1132 S., 72 nn.Bl., gest Frontispiz, 5 Stammtafeln/Regententabelle Ledereinband mit Rückentitel, ca. 13,8 x 20,8 cm.. Einband leicht berieben und bestoßen, Titelblatt und Frontispiz am Rand hinterlegt. Tafeln teilweise hinterlegt und stwas fleckig. Es fehlen 3 gest.Stammtafeln. Insgesamt noch guter Zustand.

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        Briefe im Jahr 1772 nach Island angestellte Reise betreffen

      Magnus Swederus, Upsala & Leipzig 1779 - Octavo, large map and chart and eleven plates (most folding), 13 plates in total, Banks and Solander in iceland. First German edition, preceded only by the very rare Swedish edition of 1777, and followed by London and Paris editions in the 1780s. This study, a major work on the geography, history, and culture of Iceland, was written and edited by Uno von Troil, who sailed with Banks and Solander on the voyage to Iceland, undertaken after Banks' precipitate withdrawal from Cook's second voyage. Von Troil's work is the only major work undertaken by any member of the voyage, and naturally includes any number of references to Sir Joseph Banks and his retinue. As an interesting aside, in the 22nd letter, a discussion on the pillars of basalt, there is a particular discussion of the island of Staffa, which is noted as belonging to none other than "Lauchlan MacQuarie": father of Governor Macquarie. It is also interesting to note that this German edition does not include a lengthy letter from Banks relating to the island of Staffa (and apparently derived from Pennant's Tour of Scotland) which was later included in the English translation of von Troil's work in 1780. Despite its importance as a printed document directly relating to Banks - as, in effect, the only account of his alternative voyage - this significant edition is not known to be held in any Australian collection: indeed, any of the early editions appear to be very scarce. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Extremely rare David Brearley Constitution Signer war-dated document also signed by the father of Texas patriot David G. Burnet

      Manuscript Document Signed "Davd Brearley" and "Wm Burnet," one page, 8.75" x 8.5". New Jersey, September 23, 1779. Slight separation at edges of mid-horizontal fold. On laid paper in fine condition. Bill "To The High Sheriff of Essex" for "attending a Court of Oyer of Term of General Goal [Jail] Delivery himself of Deputy 9 Days @ £8 pr Day...sumoning the Grand Jury...9 petty juries..." Total £92.3. Brearley and "Wm Burnert" have signed beneath the following: "We the Subscribers Justices of the above mentioned Court having examined the above Account amounting unto Ninety two Pounds three Shillings ?" do Adjudge the same to be just and Adequate." Manuscript Receipt Signed "Isrl Hedden" on verso indicating Hedden was paid "Four pounds thirteen shillings and five pence in full of the within account" on April 6, 1785, with a notation that "£92.3.0 equal to £4.13.5 Specie." Docketed on verso by three official

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        The Injured Islanders; or, The Influence of Art upon the Happiness of Nature

      London: J. Murray, 1779. Quarto, 25, [iii] pp., engraved vignette of Tahitian dancers on the title-page (by Isaac Taylor after W. Hamilton); bound without the half-title, old library stamp in margin of one page (Mercantile Library Philadelphia); a good copy, protected in later marbled paper wrappers. An end to sentiment. An exceptionally rare and important work, notable for its uncompromising attitude towards the effect the eighteenth-century voyages of discovery had on the native peoples of the Pacific. The text condemns the Europeans at Tahiti, describing war, revenge, ambition, and venereal disease as the hallmarks of their influence. Significantly, while the work depends on the published accounts of Hawkesworth and Cook, the chief source is clearly the writings of Georg Forster, who was otherwise widely out of favour with English-speaking writers. We have found records for only three copies of different editions of this elusive book sold publicly in modern times: the Harmsworth sale in 1935 had a copy of the Dublin edition, while a copy of the London edition was sold by Sotheby's in 1977. Priority of editions has never finally been decided: Rolf du Rietz favours the Dublin edition in this regard, though the question is somewhat academic in view of the rarity of both. He points out in the Kroepelien catalogue that the London printing 'has hitherto been regarded as the first edition… a closer investigation would no doubt settle the question finally'. Contributing to the bibliographical complexity, Hordern House recently offered a typographically identical copy of this edition with a London & Edinburgh imprint (printed for J. Murray & W. Creech). Although essentially based on the experiences of Wallis in Tahiti, Fitzgerald, poet and professor at Trinity College, Dublin, takes account of the Cook voyages, quoting from both Forster and Cook, and specifically mentioning the experiences of the second voyage, especially the stories of Tupaia and Omai, both taken aboard ship by Cook to travel far from their native lands. Bernard Smith has taken significant note of the book (in European Vision and the South Pacific, second edition, pp. 85-6): 'George Forster's reflections provided the basis of the Injured Islanders… On this occasion it is Captain Wallis, the discoverer of Tahiti, and not Banks, whose absence is mourned by the forsaken Tahitian queen, Oberea… Fitzgerald turns Oberea's unhappiness into a paradigm of the misfortune that has befallen all her people. The poem is thus of interest in that, while preserving the pattern adopted by Scott's earlier satires, it witnesses to quite a different kind of emotional response to the native peoples of the Pacific. Sentiment replaces satire… The poet, closely following suggestions from Forster, shows how European trade is quickly corrupting and degrading island life. An aura of sentimentality still surrounds everything Tahitian, but the sentimentalized heroes of the simple life are becoming sentimentalized victims of European corruption…'.

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        Terra Magellanica e Terra del Fuoco. Isole Malouine, o Falkland.

      1779 - Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 115 x 70mm. A rare miniature showing two maps, one of the Magellan Straits and one of the Falkland Islands engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various regions.

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        A New History of Gloucestershire. Comprising the Topography, Antiquities, Curiosities, Produce, Trade, and Manufactures of That County

      Cirencester: Samuel Rudder , 1779. Collation, x,855[1]lxviii,pp.1 double page map,12 double page plates, 3 single page plates, 1 folding plate. 16 engraved plates in all, plus 1 engraved map. Book measures 17 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches. Binding probably circa 150 years old. Bound in half calf, calf corners, marble boards, raised bands, gilt lines and title lettering, top edge gilt, marble endpapers. Binding lightly rubbed on edges, small section of wear to bottom edge of top board, a few light stain marks. Generally a very good clean firm binding. Internally, 14 pages have been repaired on corner margin not encroaching onto text, a few pages have a neat repair with loss of some letters, title page strengthened, map strengthened without any loss of printed surface, 1 plate has fox spotting. Pages and engravings in very good clean condition. A very nice clean copy, in a very attractive binding. . First Edition. Half Calf. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Nuovo Messico appartiene alla Spagna. A. Luisiana Inglese. B. Luisiana Francese.

      1779 - Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 115 x 70mm. A rare miniature map of New Mexico and Louisiana engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various regions.

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        Essai sur l'Isle d'Otahiti , situ?e dans la Mer du Sud, et sur l'esprit et les moeurs de ses habitants

      Froulle, Avignon and Paris 1779 - Octavo, with an engraved frontispiece view of Tahiti; a fine copy in contemporary speckled half calf, orange spine label chipped. First edition: the very scarce and earliest separate serious work on Tahiti (predated only by the Omai-based fictions and the poetical satires on Joseph Banks); it is based for its facts on the reports of Wallis, Bougainville and Cook, and for its philosophy on Montesquieu and Rousseau. Tahiti was much discussed in Europe from the early 1770s, and various voyage accounts were in print during that decade, including those of Wallis, Bougainville and Cook. The Tahitian Aotourou had travelled back to Paris with Bougainville in 1769, while Omai had reached London with Cook in 1774. 'Taitbout's pamphlet is of interest, not for the originality of its ideas, but because it reveals how notions of geographical control deriving from Montesquieu and applied by the Forsters to the islanders of the Pacific, could provide a rational explanation for the soft primitivism with which Bougainville, Hawkesworth, Banks, Diderot, and others, had endowed the peoples of the Society Islands, and add point and fire to a revolutionary pamphlet?' (Bernard Smith, European vision and the South Pacific, 1985, p. 87). Barbier notes that the book - published anonymously but now attributed to Taitbout - has sometimes been attributed wrongly to Bougainville. A German translation appeared in 1783. This copy has an additional work bound at the end, P.A. Caron de Beaumarchais, Le voeu de toutes les nations?dans l'abaissement et l'humiliation de la Grande-Bretagne, 1778 (Sabin 4178). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        XIX. Le tre Arabie o Regni Baraab, Bepiara et Aiman, di diversi Emir e Califi, Tributari della Porta.

      1779 - Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 110 x 70mm. A rare miniature map of Arabia engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various regions.

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        Egmont Harbour [modern Jeddore Harbour, Nova Scotia]

      Published by J.F.W. Des Barres in 'The Atlantic Neptune', London 1779 - A very fine sea chart and view of Egmont, now called Jeddore Harbour, from 'The Atlantic Neptune', the first British sea atlas of her North American colonies This is a finely presented and highly detailed chart of what is now known as Jeddore Harbour, near Halifax. The bay, seven miles long and three miles wide, is captured in a cartographic composition of great topographical and hydrographical detail, and is further embellished by a roundel containing a mariner's view of the area. This chart is the fifth and final state produced, and is identical to the Henry Stevens Collection , variant 49G, in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. Des Barres studied under the great mathematician Daniel Bernoulli at the University of Basel, before continuing on to the Royal Military College at Woolwich. On the outbreak of the Seven Years war in 1756, he joined the British Royal American Regiment as a military engineer. He came to the attention of General James Wolfe, who appointed him to be his aide-de-camp. From 1762, Des Barres was enlisted to survey the coastlines of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and the Gulf of St.Lawrence, while his colleague, Samuel Holland charted the New England coast. In 1774, Des Barres returned to England where he began work on the Neptune . His dedication to the project was so strong, that often at his own expense, he continually updated and added new charts and views up until 1784. That year he returned to Canada, where he remained for a further forty years, becoming a senior political figure and a wealthy land owner, and living to the advanced age of 103. The Atlantic Neptune was the first British sea atlas of her North American colonies, and one of the most important achievements of eighteenth century cartography. With an official commission from the Royal Navy, Des Barres published the first volume in London in 1775, which was soon followed by further volumes. Des Barres' monumental endeavor eventually featured over two-hundred charts and aquatint views, many being found in several states. All of the charts were immensely detailed, featuring both hydrographical and topographical information. Des Barres' plates were used to print further editions up into the first decade of the nineteenth-century. The Neptune met with the highest acclaim from the beginning, and is today widely regarded as superior to all other atlases produced during its time. National Maritime Museum: Henry Stevens Collection: K0124 HNS 49G & Catalogue , no.38, p.382; Cf. Spendlove, The Face of Early Canada , Chapter 4: "J.F.W. Des Barres and The Atlantic Neptune"; pp. 18-22; Debard, "The Family Origins of Joseph Frederick Wallet Des Barres: A Riddle Finally Solved", Nova Scotia Historical Review, Vol 14, No. 2 (1994), p.15. Sea chart, etched with roulette-work, with original colour, with aquatint view. Printed on laid paper with `J Bates' watermark and `JB' countermark.

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        ANTIENT METAPHYSICS: or, the Science of Universals. With an Appendix, containing an examination of the principles of Sir Isaac Newton's philosophy.

      Edinburgh, J. Balfour and Co.; London, T. Cadell, 1779.Volumes I and II only of 6 volumes, FIRST EDITIONS 1779 and 1782. 4to, approximately 280 x 210 mm, 11 x 8¼ inches, pages: xxi, (3), ix, (1), ix, (1), 555; xii, (20), 461, bound in modern quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands, gilt ornament in compartments, contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels, new endpapers. Volume I: 2 small signatures, 1 crossed through and a number on title page, corners of first and last 20 leaves dog - eared and slightly dust - soiled, 8 of them neatly repaired with old paper at the tip, final 5 leaves have larger crease at lower corner just affecting text but with no loss of legibility, closed tear to inner margin of 1 prelim page, neatly repaired, 1 text page torn across and repaired neatly, no loss of text, contents otherwise clean; Volume II: the same inscription to title page as in Volume I, contents clean. Bindings tight and firm. Very good copies of Volumes I and II in the scarce first edition. Volume I contains 59 pages devoted to the principles of Newton's philosophy in the Appendix and Chapter XIX expresses some of the author's criticism of the Newtonian system. Volume II is subtitled "containing a further examination of the principles of Sir Isaac Newton's philosophy" and Book V is entitled Of the Principles of Sir Isaac Newton's Astronomy and consists of 146 pages in which the author finds fault with various aspects of Newton's Principia. The 6 volumes were issued over a period of 20 years from 1779 to 1799 but only the first two contain criticism and commentary on Newton's work. They are considered a defence of Greek philosophy and are firmly attributed to Lord Monboddo (1714 - 1799), a Scottish judge and scholar who is remembered today as the founder of modern comparative historical linguistics. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Nuovo sistema combinate dalle Scoperto de Russi dell'Ammiraglia della Fonte, di M. Delisle ed altri per le Parti Nord Ouest dell'America, e Nord Est dell'Asia approvato dalla Reale Accademia dell Sceinzxe di Parigi.

      1779 - Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 115 x 75mm. A rare miniature showing two maps, the ficticious North West Passage and the the Bering Straits. Engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various regions. These were printed in the year that Cook entered the Bering Straits.

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        Essai sur l'Isle d'Otahiti , située dans la Mer du Sud, et sur l'esprit et les moeurs de ses habitants

      Avignon and Paris: Froulle, 1779. Octavo, with an engraved frontispiece view of Tahiti; a fine copy in contemporary speckled half calf, orange spine label chipped. First edition: the very scarce and earliest separate serious work on Tahiti (predated only by the Omai-based fictions and the poetical satires on Joseph Banks); it is based for its facts on the reports of Wallis, Bougainville and Cook, and for its philosophy on Montesquieu and Rousseau. Tahiti was much discussed in Europe from the early 1770s, and various voyage accounts were in print during that decade, including those of Wallis, Bougainville and Cook. The Tahitian Aotourou had travelled back to Paris with Bougainville in 1769, while Omai had reached London with Cook in 1774. 'Taitbout's pamphlet is of interest, not for the originality of its ideas, but because it reveals how notions of geographical control deriving from Montesquieu and applied by the Forsters to the islanders of the Pacific, could provide a rational explanation for the soft primitivism with which Bougainville, Hawkesworth, Banks, Diderot, and others, had endowed the peoples of the Society Islands, and add point and fire to a revolutionary pamphlet…' (Bernard Smith, European vision and the South Pacific, 1985, p. 87). Barbier notes that the book - published anonymously but now attributed to Taitbout - has sometimes been attributed wrongly to Bougainville. A German translation appeared in 1783. This copy has an additional work bound at the end, P.A. Caron de Beaumarchais, Le voeu de toutes les nations…dans l'abaissement et l'humiliation de la Grande-Bretagne, 1778 (Sabin 4178).

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