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        A Letter to the Earl of Carlisle, from William Eden, Esq. on the Representations of Ireland, respecting a Free Trade

      Dublin: Printed by R. Marchbank, for the Company of Booksellers. 1779. First. First edition, with the price printed at the foot of the title page: "[Price, Sixpence Halfpenny.]" Octavo. 47, [1]pp. Disbound and stitched. Light toning, very good. A scarce pamphlet by William Eden (Baron Auckland) addressed to Frederick Howard (Earl of Carlisle). A scarce variant edition not in Adams. OCLC locates only 4 holdings. ESTC T136252. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Prefaces, Biographical And Critical, To The Works of the English Poets, complete in 10 volumes

      , unusual pagination, each poet begins with page 1, approximately 230 - 287 pages, these books (Volumes 1 - 4, 1779, and Volumes 5 - 10, 1781) are the original titles, later publishers reprinted them as The Lives of the English Poets, black and white frontispiece of Samuel Johnson in the first volume, Volume I. Cowley and Waller, Volume II. Milton and Butler, Volume III. Dryden, Volume IV. Denham, Sprat, Roscommon, Rochester, Yalden, Otway, Duke, Dorset, Halifax, Stepney, Walsh, Garth, King, J Philips, Smith, Pomfret and Hughes, Volume V. Addison, Blackmore and Sheffield, Volume VI. Granville, Rowe, Trickell, Congreve, Fenton and Prior, Volume VII. Pope, Volume VIII. Swift, Gay, Broome, Pitt, Parnell, A Philips, and Watts, Volume IX. Savage, Somerville, Thomson, Hammond and Collins and Volume X. Young, Dyer, Mallet, Shenstone, Akenside, Lyttelton, West and Gray

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        Plan de L'Isthme de L'Acadie Comprenant le Beau-Bassin avec une Partie de la Baie Verte.

      Depot General de la Marine, Paris 1779 - Size : 390x580 (mm), 15.375x22.875 (Inches), Hand Colored

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        Beskrivelse over den Opmaalings Maade, som er brugt ved de Danske geographiske Karter;

      Med tilføiet trigonometrisk Karte over Siæland, og de der henhørende Triangler, beregnede Longituder og Latituder, samt astronomiske Observationer. Kbhvn.: Gyldendal 1779. Med tabeller i teksten samt 2 udfoldelige kobberplancher og stort udfoldeligt kobberstukket kort. XVI + 132 s. Samtidigt halvlæder med rig gulddekoration på ryggen. Navn på friblad.. Meget sjælden.Bibl. Danica II, 43

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        Six Old Plays, on Which Shak-Speare Founded His Measure for Measure, Comedy of Errors, Taming the Shrew, King John, K. Henry IV, and K. Henry V, King Lear - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      London, : Printed For S. Leacroft ... And Sold By J. Nichols ... T. Evans ... And H. Payne ..., MDCCLXXIX [1779], 1779, Hardback, First EditionFinely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt-blocked title and volume indications. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 0 pages; Contents include: v. 1. Promos and Cassandra [by G. Whetstone] Menaechmi [by Plautus] The taming of a shrew. K. John, pt. 1.--v. 2. K. John [pt. 2] V. The true chronicle of history of King Leir.... Subject: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 - Sources. With reproductions of original title-pages. Physical desc. : 2 v ; 22cm. Paged continuously.

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        Beskrivelse over den Opmaalings Maade, som er brugt ved de Danske geographiske Karter;

      . Med tilföiet trigonometrisk Karte over Siaeland, og de der henhörende Triangler, beregnede Longituder og Latituder, samt astronomiske Observationer. Kbhvn.: Gyldendal 1779. Med tabeller i teksten samt 2 udfoldelige kobberplancher og stort udfoldeligt kobberstukket kort. XVI + 132 s. Samtidigt halvlaeder med rig gulddekoration pa ryggen. Navn pa friblad. * Meget sjaelden.<br>Bibl. Danica II, 43..

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        History of the Common Law [etc.] [with] An Analysis of the Civil Part of the Law. The Fourth Edition

      London: Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall . . . for T. Cadell [etc.], 1779. Modern cloth-backed marbled boards, a bit embrowned, but sound The best early edition of Hale&#39;s classic works, prepared by Charles Runnington who (in Holdsworth&#39;s words) "prefixed a life of Hale, and added very extensive notes"; Hale&#39;s &#39;Analysis&#39;, though not called for by the title page, is appended

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        The Commentaries, or Reports of Edmund Plowden . . . Originally Written in French, And now faithfully translated into English . . . To which are added, The Quaeries of Mr. Plowden, Now first rendered into English at large with References [etc.]. Folio

      London: [1] Printed for Edward Brooke; [2] for the Translator, 1779-61. Modern 1/4 morocco over decorated boards, a good tall copy The first English translation of Plowden&#39;s Commentaries (first published in 1761), the reports marking the break with the Year Books, providing (in the words of Dr. Baker) "the conception of a law report as a reasoned exposition of the law

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        On the Precession of the Equinoxes Produced By the Sun&#39;s Attraction ( published in the &#39;Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London&#39; )

      London: Royal Society , 1779. Collation, papers xxxi, to xxxv, ( 4 works in total ) of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, pages 485 through to 554 inclusive. First work. 1. Second paper concerning some Barometrical Measures in the Mines of the Hartz. 2. Procession of the Equinoxes.Folding plate trimmed. 3. An Examination of Various Ores in the Museum of Dr William Hunter. Folding plate. 4. Abstract of a Register of the Barometer, Thermometer, and Rain, at Lyndon, in Rutland. Bound in modern. hardcover. Binding chipped on spine, worn. Internally, pages and plates in very good clean condition. A6. First Edition. Very Good. Large 8vo.

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        PlateLXXXVII - Momordica rufa, Linn. Liane a Torchon

      Paris, chez l'auteur 1779 - Pierre Joseph Buchoz, 1731-1807 A selection from Les dons merveilleux et diversement coloriés de la nature dans le règne vegetal, ou collection de plantes précieusement coloriés, Paris:chez l'auteur, 1779-1783. Dimensions:11" x 18 1/2" Condition: Very good Original hand-colored engraving on fine, laid, chain-linked, water-marked paper.Embellished by the iconography of the best engravers of the period, this is one of the more important works of Pierre Joseph Buc&#146;hoz and is remarkable for its great attention to color and detail. The black border around the image lends itself to being used as an outstanding framed piece. Pierre Joseph Buchoz was born in Metz and studied medicine, botany and natural history. ***** ***Eligible with purchase for 50% discount on framing for this item by Arader Galleries.

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        Oeuvres d`histoire naturelle et de philosophie.,

      Neuchatel, Fauche 1779-1783. - Bde. 1-4, 6-8, 10, 12-14, 16-18 (zus. 14 v. 18 Bde.) Mit Titelportr. u. 50 (v. 51) gefalt. Kupfertaf. HLdr. d. Zt. mit goldgeprägt. zweifarb. Rückensch. In sehr gutem Zustand. - (Collection complette des oeuvres) Nissen, ZBI, 461; Brunet I, 1103 - Charles Bonnet (1720 - 1793), Schweizer Naturforscher und Philosoph, früher Vertreter der Evolutionstheorie. An dem nach ihm benannten Charles-Bonnet-Syndrom, das Halluzinationen beschreibt, erkrankte er später selbst. Gewicht in Gramm: 8000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LA CADUTA DEL VELINO NELLA NERA. in Roma per il Casaletti, 1779.

      - Carton. orig. policr., XXIV pp 1 mappa ripieg. con il corso del fiume Nera, 1 incis. con la cascata, 1 incis. con un ponte sul Velino. Picc. macchie, abras. sul carton., altrim. buona copia con ampi marg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        COMMENTAIRE SUR LES INSTITUTIONS MILITAIRES DE VEGECE.

      - Montargis, Laquatre, 1779, 20x26, trois volumes. Reliure en plein veau marron. Dos à cinq nerfs orné de motifs fleuraux dorés. Tomaison en lettres dorées. Pièce de titre havane. Triple encadrement des plats à froid. Filet doré sur les coupes. Tranches rouges. Illustré de vingt gravures dépliantes. Papier magnifique, dos fatigués mais ouvrages solides. Envoi de photographies sur demande. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mémoires du Maréchal de Tourville Vice Amiral de France et général des armées navales du Roi

      A Amsterdam aux Dépens de la Compagnie 1779 - 3 volumes in-12 (10 * 16,5 cm) relié plein veau, dos à 5 nerfs, pièces de titre et de tomaison, tranches rouges, volume 1 : 283 pages dont iv pages d'avertissement, volume 2 : 281 pages volume 3 : 259 pages, exemplaires de la bibliothèque des Vorontsov ou Vorontzov ; olim Vorontsoff, Vorontzoff ou 'Voronzoff', ex-libris collé dans chaque volume. Ouvrage apocryphe composé par l'abbé de Margon, d'après Quérard et Barbier, de ce fait l'ouvrage est plus une biographie de Tourville ; joli exemplaire en reliure d'époque, coiffes restaurées, coins usés, intérieur très frais bon état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Papillons d'Europe, peints d'après nature par M. Ernst, gravé par M. Gerardin et coloriés sous leur direction ... Décrits par le R.P. Engramelle.

      Paris, Delaguette/ Basan & Poignant, 1779-1792 (-1793). 8 volumes. Large-4to (325 x 250mm). With 3 (2 handcoloured) engraved frontispieces, and 353 engraved plates of which 350 are beautifully handcoloured. Later black half morocco, spines in 6 compartments with gilt lines and lettering. A large and uncut copy of the most sumptuously produced French works on butterlies. It was issued in an edition of 250 copies only, and the subscribers were the French King, members of the Royal Family, the King of Spain and Sweden as well as a great number of notabilities and scientists such as the Duc d'Aumont and le Compte de Buffon. The text is by Engramelle (1727-1781) an Augustinian friar, musician and naturalist. Ernst is mentionned as illustrator, however, from 1785, it was Maria Eleon Hochecker who prepared most of the plates. The 3 plain plates show instruments for catching and mounting butterflies. The charming frontispieces and plates are superbly hand-coloured and belong to the very best made in the field of entomological illustration.//Nissen, ZBI 1300; Horn-Schenkling 6051.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        Album amicorum 1779-1797.

      Bound in leather, large 8°-oblong, with ca 35 inscriptions and some watercolours by E.C. Vorwerck. The owner was a young man, probably from Mühlhausen in Germany, who lived in Stockholm from 1779 until March 1783. In April he then traveled via Norköping, Borahs, Göteborg and Helsingborg to Copenhagen (May 1783), and afterwards he went to Amsterdam by boat (June 1783). Finally he traveled to Mühlhausen via Strassbourg (Septembre 1783). The name of this German traveler remains unknown, although the initials N.W. are at the back cover of the book. Perhaps he is adressed once as 'Carolus'. His 'Freund und Bruder' signs himself as 'Samuel Gottfried F[...]kel' (in Breslau) but this might be a brother freemason. Some surnames of the persons that made contributions to the album are: Backhausen, Settelmeyer, Eckhardt, Dettman(s), Weber, Kratzius, Ott, Engelmann, Frembike, Hübner, Mantz, Wasmüht, Moll, Unfraun, Langlet, Singohl, Schirmeister, Borg, Prévot, Pohland, Falkenholm, Valentin, Magnus, Lischgen and Brach.Gebonden in leer, Groot 8° oblong, met ca. 35 inschrijvingen en aquarellen door E.C. Vorwerck. De eigenaar was een jonge man, mogelijk afkomstig uit Muhlhausen in Duitsland, die in Stockholm woonde van 1779 tot Maart 1783. In April reist hij via Norköping, Borahs, Göteborg en Helsingborg naar Kopenhagen (Mei 1783), en ging daarna naar Amsterdam per boot (juni 1783).Uiteindelijk reisde hij naar Mühlhausen via Strassbourg (September 1783). De naam van deze Duitse reiziger blijft onbekend ofschoon de initialen N.W. op de achterplat. Mogelijk wordt hij een keer aangeduid als 'Carolus'. Zijn vriend en broeder tekent als 'Samuel Gottfried F[...]kel' (in Breslau) maar dit zou ook een broeder in de vrijmetselarij kunnen zijn. Enkele namen uit dit album amicorum zijn Backhausen, Settelmeyer, Eckhardt, Dettman(s), Weber, Kratzius, Ott, Engelmann, Frembike, Hübner, Mantz, Wasmüht, Moll, Unfraun, Langlet, Singohl, Schirmeister, Borg, Prévot, Pohland, Falkenholm, Valentin, Magnus, Lischgen and Brach. AA008/B0002

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        Descrizione delle architetture, pitture e scolture di Vicenza, con alcune osservazioni. Parte seconda, degli edificj pubblici e privati.

      - In Vicenza, per Francesco Vendramini Mosca, 1779, in-8, cartonatura coeva, pp. 135, [3]. Con 7 tavv. incise in rame ripiegate in fine. Opera curata dall'abate Pietro Baldarini, cfr. Schlosser Magnino p. 568 e F. Barbieri, "Illuministi e neoclassicisti a Vicenza", p. 44-48. Manca il primo volume, dedicato agli edifici religiosi. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Poetical Works of Sir Sam Garth with a Life of the Author

      Edinburg : At The Apollo Press, By The Martins, 1779. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : 216p. , plates : port. ; 18°. Contains his Dispensary, Epistles, Prologues, Claremont, Translations, Imitations, &c. Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, ESTCT139896. Other names: Denham, John, Sir, 1615-1669. Professionally bound in full buckram with a gilt-blocked aniline calf label. Very impressively finished - a sumptuous copy with clear, clean text. Highly uncommon in such positive condition.

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        A view of society and manners in France, Switzerland, and Germany : with anecdotes relating to some eminent characters - [complete in 2 volumes]

      London : printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell 1779 - Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, ESTCT89923. Genre: Etiquette books - England - 18th century. Travel literature - England - 18th century. Subject: Character sketches - Manners and customs - Voyages and travels - Early works to 1800. Very good copies both finely bound in contemporary aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a contrasting morocco gilt-blocked labels. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and toned as with age. 0 Kg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Papillons exotiques des trois parties du monde l'Asie, l'Afrique et l'Amerique/ De uitlandsche Kapellen voorkomende in de drie werelddeelen Asie, Africa en America.

      Amsterdam, S.J. Baalde/ N.T. Gravius, 1779-1791. 4 volumes & supplement (bound in 5). Large-4to (287 x 225mm). With 3 (2 handcoloured) engraved frontispieces and 442 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary calf, spines in 6 compartments, with 2 red gilt lettered labels, sides with gilt borders, gilt edges, the supplement in a slightly different contemporary half calf binding. The most beautiful early iconography on exotic butterflies complete with the very scarce supplement. The work is justly celebrated as the first book on Exotic Butterflies arranged in accordance with the Linnean system and provided with coloured plates. Pieter Cramer, died 1777 after the eighth installment was ready for press and the publication was continued by Stoll. "By trade Cramer was a Dutch merchant; his company traded in 'Spanish woolens'(sic). He was a man of some wealth, and he indulged quite lavishly his large cabinet of 'natural curiosities'. Cramer corresponded extensively with fellow butterfly-lovers all over Europe and knew of their collections and publications. He became fascinated by the butterflies of the East and West Indies in particular and purchased many specimens for his own collection. Having decided to start work on his great magnum opus, he employed the Dutch artist Gerrit Wartenaar Lambertz to paint the specimens both from his own cabinet and many others... some 1,650 different species are illustrated with both the upper und underside of the wings" (P. Gilbert, Butterfly Collectors and Painters p. 56). Throughout the book names of the following owners of Cabinets are mentionned such as: Pieter Boddaert, Houttuin, P. Luchtmans, Prince Willem, Baron van Rengers and many others. The descriptive text is printed in double columns in Dutch and French. A fine copy of one of the most splendid works on butterflies.//Landwehr 53; Nissen ZBI, 985.

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        Friedrich II., der Große (Berlin 24. 01. 1712 - 17. 08. 1786 in Potsdam). König von Preussen. Bruststück im Profil nach links mit halbem Adlerorden, "Skize zu meinem Gemählde für Mons. de Voltaire. Nach der Natur gefertiget und dem Durchl. Herren, Printz Ferdinand, Hertzogen von Braunschweig etc. etc. allersubm. zugeeignet. Potsdam, zum Heiligen Christ, 1779".

      . Umrisskupferstich v. ? u. n. Bernhard Rode, 1779, 51 x 34 (H). Unten links mit einem gut erhaltenen Siegel des koenigl. preuss. Kriegsministeriums. Minimal knitterig und fest in ein altes Passepartout "gespannt". Verso mit Tintenvermerk. - Sehr seltenes und dekoratives Blatt.

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        Emisfero Terrestre Meridionale Tagliato su l&#39;Equatore

      Venice:. 1779.. Very good. Map from Zatta&#39;s atlas "Atlante Novissimo". Depicts the Antarctic Hemisphere (south) to the equator and Capt. James Cook&#39;s route on his first voyage. New Zealand and the Australian East coast are featured in their entirety for the first time. 13 x 17" with large margins. Phillips, P.L. (Atlases) 650, v.1, no.8

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        A List of all the Officers of the Army.the Irish Artillery and Engineers.to Which are Likewise Added the Officers of the Militia Forces, and of the Regiments of Fencible Men in North Britain. 4th June 1779

      War Office, London 1779 - 292pp, separate title page "Officers of the several Regiments and Corps of Militia Embodied 26th March 1778" 66pp, separate title page "Regiments of Fencible Men , in North-Britain" pp67-72. Contemporary full crimson straight grain morocco gilt, title [ARMY LIST 1779" struck straight to spine, wear to boards and spine with damage to top of spine and loss of surface leather to rear board along the joint, [photograph will be added to show condition], original boldly marbled endpapers, the hinges sound and the text block clean with no previoous ownership markings, all edges gilt. This edition includes the disposition of the army during the American War of Independence, indicating regiments serving in America, West Indies, etc and also the Garrison staff, Governors, etc. The Militia List etc was usually produced as a separater volume and is not often included bound with an Army List. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Plate 84 - Dionoea Muscipula Linn. L'Attrape mouche (flytrap)

      1779 - Pierre Joseph Buchoz (1731-1807) Les Dons Merveilleux et Diversement Coloriés de la Nature dans Le Règne Vègètale Paris&#148; 1779-1783 Hand-colored copperplate engravings Sheet size: 18 ½&#148; x 11 ¼&#148; Pierre Joseph Buchoz (also spelled Buc'hoz) was a French lawyer, physician, botanist and naturalist and was very interested in the medicinal virtues of various plants. He was also a prolific author of botanical books in the latter half of the 18th century. Born in Metz (France), Buchoz was meant for a career in law, but soon turned to medicine, and was appointed as the physician to King Stanislaus of Poland when he was 28. Accused of not fulfilling his duties, Buchoz quit, and devoted his energies to the study of botany, medicine, economics and mineralogy, eventually publishing over 300 volumes on these subjects. Although he is held in low esteem by the scientific botanists, due to his persistence in re-using plates with different attributions, his decorative and artistic sense places him high in the ranks of eighteenth-century flower book authors.

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        The Letters of Guatimozin, on the Affairs of Ireland, as first published in the Freeman's Journal, and which Having Been Since Re-Printed in London, Have Gone Through Several Editions There; To which are added, the letters of Causidicus, that Accompanied the Essay of Guatimozin in Their First Appearance

      Printed by R. Marchbank, and sold by Isaac Colles, Dublin 1779 - Octavo. [4], 82pp., with a half-title. Disbound and stitched. Small contemporary manuscript note: "By Frederick Jebb, M.D.," in neat ink on the title page, light toning, very good. A scarce pamphlet by Frederick Jebb as "Guatimozin," and with two letters by Sir Cecil Wray as "Causidicus." Scarce in the trade. *Goldsmiths* 11785; *ESTC* T112979.

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        REFLECTIONS On The DOCTRINE Of MATERIALISM And The RELIGIOUS PURPOSES To WHICH MODERN PHILOSOPHERS HAVE APPLIED IT.

      Printed for W. Flexney, Holborn,, London: 1779 - Shepherd was a "Church of England clergyman and theological writer, . who matriculated from Corpus Christi College, Oxford, on 1 December 1749 at the age of seventeen. . After considering a military career he took orders in the Church of England and eventually was appointed chaplain to Thomas Thurlow, bishop of Lincoln and later of Durham; Thurlow's nomination gained Shepherd the archdeaconry of Bedford in July 1783. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in May 1781, and in 1788 he was Bampton lecturer at Oxford. In 1792 he was instituted to the rectory of Wetherden and Helmingham in Suffolk by Lord Chancellor Thurlow, brother of the bishop, and he held these preferments until his death.Shepherd published a wide selection of writings, including poetry and drama, although he came to concentrate on theology. His poetry was not unsuccessful: his Ode to Love (1755?) was reprinted in 1760 and The Nuptials (1761) went into three editions. Most of his poetic and dramatic pieces were included in the two-volume Miscellanies (1775). Several of Shepherd's theological works went into two or more editions, including his response to Soame Jenyns in The Review of a Free Enquiry (1759), The Requisition of Subscription to the Thirty-Nine Articles (1771), and Reflections on the Doctrine of Materialism (1779), addressed to Joseph Priestley. Shepherd published regularly throughout his life; his last piece was No False Alarm, or, A Sequel to Religious Union (1808). He died at the parsonage at Wetherden on 3 January 1809." [ODNB]. Shepherd's works are now uncommon in the trade. This 2 volume work is offered with 2 other Shepherd titles, TavBooks ID #37011 & 37013. The price is for all 4 volumes. Light binding wear. Prior owner bookplate/signature. Overal, an attractive Very Good Plus copy. Period bindings of full light brown spotted calf with elaborate gilt decorated spine; dentelles & marbled paper eps. Pale yellow edge stain. 16mo: [A]^4 B - Q^8 R^2. O2, O4 & R2 cancels. O2 & O4 cancels switched, such that the O gathering sequence now O1, O4, O3, O2, O5 - O8. 7-3/16" x 4-5/8". 2nd edition, revised and corrected. OCLC records only 2 institutional holdings. [1], vii, 243, [1] pp. Errata, p. 244. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Rußische Geschichte von den ältesten Zeiten an] Des Fürsten Michael Schtscherbatowo, kaiserlich rußischen Heroldmeisters und Kammerjunkers Rußische Geschichte von den ältesten Zeiten an. Aus dem Rußischen übersetzt von M. Christian Heinrich Hase, Herzogl. Sachsenweimarischem Konsistorialrath und Pastor zu Stadt Sulza

      Danzig, Flörke 1779. 21 cm. 2 Teile in 3 Bänden; 58, 1132, (144) Seiten mit 1 gestochenen Frontispiz von Geyser, 4 gestochenen Stammtafeln und 4 Regenten-Tabellen. Festeinband, Ledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild, Rückenvergoldung und vergoldeten Stehkanten - DBA 481, 19 (Hase) - Grasshoff, Russ.Lit. 281 (vgl.) - Erste deutsche Ausgabe [Michail Michajlovic &#138;cerbatov istorija rossijskaja ot drevnej&#154;ich vremjan], "worin viele Einzelheiten aus der Geschichte der Kiever Rus&#39; nacherzählt werden" (Grasshoff zur russischen Ausgabe). Das Werk endet mit dem Jahr 1237 (Erstürmung der Stadt Wladimir durch die Mongolen und Flucht des Großfürsten Jurij II.). Das Frontispiz mit einer Allegorie, darin ein Medaillon-Porträt der Kaiserin Katharina II. (die Große). Fürst Scerbatov (Schtscherbatowo, Schtscherbatoff), 1733 - 1790, wurde 1778 Präsident des Kammerkollegiums. - Die Rückenschilder zu Band 1 und 2 fehlen. Exemplar aus der ehemaligen Großherzoglichen Privatbibliothek in Oldenburg, auf den Rücken goldgeprägtes Monogramm "PH", auf dem Titel Stempel "P. v. H.", bekrönt (Herzog Peter Friedrich Ludwig, Prinz von Holstein-Gottorp). -

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        Judicial Proceedings before the High Court of Admiralty, and Supreme Consistorial or Commissary Court of Scotland: also before the Sheriff, Bailie, Dean of Guild, Justice of the Peace, and Baron, Courts . . . in seven books.

      Charles Elliot, Edinburgh 1779 - 8vo. Pp, xiv, 2 page publisher's list, 470. Full calf, raised bands, contrasting title label. A little damage to top of spine and a two inch split in top of front hinge.A handsome copy, clean and tight. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CASA DE CABRERA EN CORDOBA: Obra Genealógica Histórica, dedicado a el Sr. D. Fernando de Cabrera, Méndez de Sotomayor.

      Juan Rodríguez, Córdoba 1779 - Folio m, port, 1 lám. con escudo grab. al cobre (Joannes Ribadas sculp. 1779), 2h, 558p, 15h (árboles genealógicos e índices). Leve óx. Pergamino (desprendido del cuerpo del libro). "- Este texto se sacó de la obra inédita escrita por D. Francisco Fernández de Córdoba: "Historia genealógica del linage de Córdoba", Salvá se equivocó al atribuirle este libro sin tener en cuenta las diferencias de épocas. El autor es el P.Fco. Ruano." 1779

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        MIDNIGHT THE SIGNAL

      London: Sold by Dodsley, 1779. n. Hardcover. Inveighing against Nocturnal Diversions. 165 x 102 mm (6 1/2 x 4"). Complete, with usual jump in pagination in volume II. Two volumes. Pleasant contemporary crimson morocco bound for Jonas Hanway by his second binder, covers gilt with twining border enclosing a frame of roses with sunburst cornerpieces, upper cover with Greek cross at center, encircled by the motto "O save us from ourselves," lower cover with winged hourglass and the motto "Revere the appointment of Nature"; raised bands, spine compartments gilt in a checkerboard pattern punctuated by daisies, one olive and one black morocco label, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Engraved title pages with emblem depicting Death hovering over socializing persons, with a lutist in the background. A Large Paper Copy. Verso of front free endpapers with armorial bookplate from which the name has been excised. Spines a bit darkened, with muted gilt, leather on covers varying in color (from fading or soiling), but the bindings entirely solid and with only trivial wear to the joints. Leaves with a hint of offsetting and isolated soiling, faint dampstain to lower fore edge of one gathering, otherwise extremely pleasing internally, the text clean, fresh, and bright, and with vast margins. These bindings were specially crafted for Jonas Hanway (1712-86), an eccentric philanthropist and prolific pamphleteer who designed custom bindings for edifying works, usually his own, which he often presented to libraries, friends, and even the king; our binding was, in fact, probably intended for presentation, though the recipient is unknown. In his "English Bindings in the Library of J. R. Abbey," G. D. Hobson has done a census of 26 Hanway bindings, but the present one is not listed there. Hobson states that Hanway has been unjustly overlooked, whereas another 18th century eccentric "who took an interest in the art of decorating bookcovers, Thomas Hollis, has appeared in every account of English binding" after J. A. Arnett&#39;s "The Books of the Ancients" appeared in 1837. "The bindings executed for [Hanway] are of better material," says Hobson, "and the tools which decorate them are more amusing than those of his contemporary; perhaps they have been neglected because they are comparatively rare." Hanway employed two different binders to translate his ideas into leather, and the present volumes represent the work of his second binder, who entered his employ in 1765. This binder has not been identified by name, but his work is known, as here, by the appearance of a small number of tools used in various combinations. For example, our winged hourglass, rose ornaments, twining roll, sunburst, and checkerboard design on the spine also appear on Hobson&#39;s "Abbey" #91 and on item #155 in Maggs Catalogue 1212. An enthusiastic and effective philanthropist concerned with child welfare, Hanway founded schools to teach boys farming, trades, and seamanship. He also wrote some 150 books and pamphlets, and perhaps his reputation as an eccentric derived from his being the first male in London to use an umbrella. Nixon notes in "Oldaker Collection" that he was "a highly estimable character, but one of the greatest bores of his day." An advocate of such practices as the consumption of whole wheat bread and abstinence from tea drinking, he inveighs in the present work against "nocturnal diversions" and the keeping of late hours. Midnight should be the signal to end dancing, music, and other amusements, if one wishes to preserve one&#39;s health and virtue. Thankfully, the author&#39;s bindings remain more interesting than the written works he produced.

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        STORIA DEGLI ECELINI.

      Remondini,, Bassano, 1779 - 3 voll. in-8, pp. (6), XLVI, 408; 416; XXIV, 617, (2), bella leg. p. perg. coeva con doppi tass. ai d., tagli rossi. Front. con testo incorniciato da bel fregio xilogr. Risguardi in carta dec. Con una vignetta in rame raff. lo stemma degli Ezzelini in testa alla dedicat. al Conte Carlo di Firmian. Il terzo vol. che contiene i documenti, è preceduto da un occhietto che cita "Codice Diplomatico Eceliniano". Lozzi 5610. Platneriana p. 195. La più celebre opera dello storico bassanese (1739-1795) in ediz. orig. Manca un tass. al primo vol. Belliss. esempl. della più rara e ricercata edizione del Verci. [MM1-044]

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        A Voyage to New Guinea, and the Moluccas, from Balambangan : Including an account of Magindano, Sooloo, and other Islands... performed in the Tartar galley, belonging to the honourable East India Company

      London: G. Scott, 1779. Quarto, with a portrait and a splendid series of 32 plates and maps, most of them folding or double-page; a large copy with good margins (a couple of plates just touched by binder at extreme edges nonetheless, as often); some occasional light browning but a very handsome copy in contemporary sprinkled calf, expertly rebacked to style preserving original spine label. Significant English voyage to New Guinea. First edition: a handsome copy of this classic account of experiences in New Guinea and the East Indies. Forrest was involved in the 1770 settlement of Balambangan, a colonising project based on recommendations by Alexander Dalrymple; from 1774 he was in the service of the East India Company, who wanted to extend their sources of trade in the direction of New Guinea. Along with two English officers and a crew of eighteen Malays Forrest pushed the exploration as far as Geelvink Bay in New Guinea. Here he gives the details of his &#39;journey of exploration from 1774-1776, on behalf of the East India Company, to western New Guinea (now the Indonesian province of West Papua). The Company traveled in search of spices beyond the Molucca Islands, which were then claimed by the Dutch. Forrest&#39;s travels took him from the north coast of Borneo, through the Moluccas, to New Guinea, and then to Mindanao, the southernmost island of the Philippines. His detailed observations lack the moral judgments found in so many other European accounts of the time…&#39; (Cornell University, {i Treasures of the Asia Collections }- online resource). The numerous maps and coastal profiles published here show the detailed observations that Forrest was making on this voyage &#39;of examination and inquiry rather than of discovery&#39; (Hill). There is some discussion, in the Introduction and elsewhere, of the voyages of Schouten and Le Maire, Dampier and Tasman. A wonderfully purple dedication on the first of the topographical views is worth quoting in full: &#39;In Testimony of Esteem & Regard to Joseph Banks Esq; President of the Royal Society, Who thirsting after Knowledge, left the Enjoyment of Opulence and Ease, to sail round the World&#39;. This fine copy of the book has the bookplate of George Leaton of Hoppyland Park (the location of a great 19th century adultery scandal). It later belonged to the Australian collector Sir Rupert Clarke and has his bookplate and ink ownership stamps.

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        MIDNIGHT THE SIGNAL

      Sold by Dodsley, London 1779 - Inveighing against Nocturnal Diversions. 165 x 102 mm (6 1/2 x 4"). Complete, with usual jump in pagination in volume II. Two volumes. Pleasant contemporary crimson morocco bound for Jonas Hanway by his second binder, covers gilt with twining border enclosing a frame of roses with sunburst cornerpieces, upper cover with Greek cross at center, encircled by the motto "O save us from ourselves," lower cover with winged hourglass and the motto "Revere the appointment of Nature"; raised bands, spine compartments gilt in a checkerboard pattern punctuated by daisies, one olive and one black morocco label, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Engraved title pages with emblem depicting Death hovering over socializing persons, with a lutist in the background. A Large Paper Copy. Verso of front free endpapers with armorial bookplate from which the name has been excised. Spines a bit darkened, with muted gilt, leather on covers varying in color (from fading or soiling), but the bindings entirely solid and with only trivial wear to the joints. Leaves with a hint of offsetting and isolated soiling, faint dampstain to lower fore edge of one gathering, otherwise extremely pleasing internally, the text clean, fresh, and bright, and with vast margins. These bindings were specially crafted for Jonas Hanway (1712-86), an eccentric philanthropist and prolific pamphleteer who designed custom bindings for edifying works, usually his own, which he often presented to libraries, friends, and even the king; our binding was, in fact, probably intended for presentation, though the recipient is unknown. In his "English Bindings in the Library of J. R. Abbey," G. D. Hobson has done a census of 26 Hanway bindings, but the present one is not listed there. Hobson states that Hanway has been unjustly overlooked, whereas another 18th century eccentric "who took an interest in the art of decorating bookcovers, Thomas Hollis, has appeared in every account of English binding" after J. A. Arnett's "The Books of the Ancients" appeared in 1837. "The bindings executed for [Hanway] are of better material," says Hobson, "and the tools which decorate them are more amusing than those of his contemporary; perhaps they have been neglected because they are comparatively rare." Hanway employed two different binders to translate his ideas into leather, and the present volumes represent the work of his second binder, who entered his employ in 1765. This binder has not been identified by name, but his work is known, as here, by the appearance of a small number of tools used in various combinations. For example, our winged hourglass, rose ornaments, twining roll, sunburst, and checkerboard design on the spine also appear on Hobson's "Abbey" #91 and on item #155 in Maggs Catalogue 1212. An enthusiastic and effective philanthropist concerned with child welfare, Hanway founded schools to teach boys farming, trades, and seamanship. He also wrote some 150 books and pamphlets, and perhaps his reputation as an eccentric derived from his being the first male in London to use an umbrella. Nixon notes in "Oldaker Collection" that he was "a highly estimable character, but one of the greatest bores of his day." An advocate of such practices as the consumption of whole wheat bread and abstinence from tea drinking, he inveighs in the present work against "nocturnal diversions" and the keeping of late hours. Midnight should be the signal to end dancing, music, and other amusements, if one wishes to preserve one's health and virtue. Thankfully, the author's bindings remain more interesting than the written works he produced. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTOIRE DE L' ABOLITION DE L' ORDRE DES TEMPLIERS.

      Paris, Belin 1779 - Histoire de l' abolition de l' ordre des Templiers. In-12°, piena pelle coeva, dorso decorato in oro (leg. con due piccoli strappi e punte logore). xxiv, 283, (3) pp. Interno in ottimo stato. Una delle principali fonti della storia dei Templari divenuta rarissima. Dessubré, Bibliografia,de l' ordre des Templiers, 504: >. Deilliez, 920: >. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        COLECCION DE POESIAS CASTELLANAS ANTERIORES AL SIGLO XV (1ª EDIC

      Madrid 1779 - Materia: Libro antiguo de Poesia. Descripción: 4 vols. 8º (18,5 cm.) 404 p. = 559 p. = 443 p. = 333 p.Encuadernación plena piel (Pasta S.XX) decorada con tejuelo en el lomo. Estado de conservación: Bueno [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Grosse Baum-Garten darinn überaus kräfftige Morgen- und Abend-, Meß,- Versper-, Beicht und Communion-Gebether/ Wie auch zum Hochwürdigen Sakrament des Altars und der Allerheiligen Dreyfaltigkeit von martin von Cochem Capuciner-Ordens der rheinischen Provinz Predigern mit neuen Kupfern zu anfang eine jeden theils geziert

      Münster, Anton Wilk Aschendorff. 1779. 19 cm. 624,77 seiten. Ledereinband mit goldschnitt. sehr sehr sehr starke gebrauchsspuren, einbanddeckel vorn lose,insgesamt beklebt, an den kantne bestoßen, teils beschädigt, seiten gebrauchsspurig, fingerspurig,etwas fleckig, teils mit knickspuren,. ".Der Grosse Baum-Garten darinn überaus kräfftige Morgen- und Abend-, Meß,- Versper-, Beicht und Communion-Gebether/ Wie auch zum Hochwürdigen Sakrament des Altars und der Allerheiligen Dreyfaltigkeit..zur mutter gottes und den heiligen:zum antonio von Padua, dem hl. joseph und der hl. anna in den neun dienstägen zu sprechen, in allen groß-festen und wallfahrten: dem miserere in den fasten und roate-meß im advent und anderen sonderlichen festtägen, für geist.- und weltliche personen, des standes und condition sie sind, für lebendige, kranke, sterbende und abgestorbenen seelen im fegefeuer, sammt den sieben buß,psalmen und zwanzig litaneyen durch P.martinuß von Cochem Capuciner-Ordens der rheinischen Provinz Predigern kräftige Morgen - und Abengebete,andächtige Kirchen .- und Meßgebete, erbauende Verspergebete für die abgestorbenen, reumütige beicht und bußgebete, inbrünstige Kommunion- und Ablaßgebete, andächtige gebete zum allerheiligsten Altassakrament, fünf psalmen zu ehren der heiligsten dreifaltigkeit,innige gebete zu christo, kräftige gebete zum bittern leiden jesu christi, liebliche gebete zur allerseligsten jungfrau, anmutige gebete zu den heiligen gottes, erbauuende gebete auf alle hohen feste des Jahresnützliche gebete im allgemeinen und besonderen anliegen, passende gebete für verschiedene stände, vorbereitung zu einem guten tode und gebete für kranke und sterbende, fröhliche gebete für die abgestorbenen, ..LICENTIA 0RDINARI REVERENDISSIMI&SERENISSIMI , PRINCIPIS ac D. D. CLEMENTIS AUGUSTI Dei Gratia Archi - Epifcopi Colonic eniis, S.R.I, per Italiam Archi? Cancellarii, & Principis Electoris , Legati Nati Sedis Apofiolica Magni Magifterii Teutonia per Boruiiiam Adminiftratoris, Supremique ejusdem Ordinis per Italiam & Germaniam Magiftri, Epifcopi Monafterienfis Hildefienfis, Paderborneniis &Oinabrugenfis, utriusque Bavaria Superioris Palatinacus, Weftphalise & Angaria Ducis &c. &c. Nos FRANCISCUS EGON L. B. de FÜRSTENBERG, Ecclefiarum Cathedralium Hildefienfis, Monafterienfis> Paderbornenfis & Halberftadienfis refpektive Scholafticus, Sc Canonicus Capitularis > Infignis Eccle Bufsdorffienfis Paderborna Prapofitus? & Archidiaconus, Reverendissimi & Serenfifimi Archi-Epifcopi & Principis Eletloris Colonienfis ? qua Epifcopi Monafterienfis &c. Concilii Intimi? Patria:, Aulici & Beilici Confiliarius aflcualiss nec non per civitatem & totam Dicece" fin Monafterienfem Vicarias in Spiritualibus Generalis 8C Sigillifer Sec. &c.&C.ermittimus, uc liber precum , cui Tittilus: Der große Baum-Garten/ Authore P. Martino Cochemenfi Ordinis S. Fran-cifci Capucinorum automate Nofrra 1743. revifus, erroribusiublatisemendatusinDiccefi Monafterienfi cypis mandetur venalisque exponatur, ea tarnen lege, uc duo Exemplaria ad-Arcliivium Vicariatus Generalis repo-nenda Nobis tradantur , & , fi eum in hac Dicecefi iterum praelo dari contigerit , nova Ordinarii authoritas requiratur. In quorum fidem prafentibus Sigillo Vicariali munitis manu propria fubferipfimus, Dacis Monafterii Weftphalorum Anno 1744. Die 27ms Januarii.(L.SO F.E. B- de FüRSTENBERG, Vicarias Generalis. J,G, Kümpers, Seen "..wir joseph der andere, von gottes gnaden, erwählter römischer kaiser zu allen zeiten, mehrer des reiches, in germanien und zu jerusalem könig, mit regent und erb thronfolge der königreiche hungarn, boheim, dalmatien, croation, und babylonien, erzherzog zu oesterreich, herzog zu toskana, großfürst zu siebenbürgen, herzo gzu mayland und gefürsteter graf zu habsburg flandesn und tyrol... bekennen das Ant.wilh.aschendorf buchdrucker und buchhändler zu münster unterthänigst zu vernehmen gegeben, was er. p. martini von cochem capuciner ordens gebeth buch der geistliche baum.garten genannt, von neuem druck aufzulegen,entschlossen sey.calender..-in welchem die fürnehmen heiligen, so das ganze jahr durch in der kathololischen kirche gehalten werden. und sind alle und jede so große wunderbare heiligen, daß wenn du ihr leben oder legend sollst lesen, würdest du dich wundern und in liebe gegen selbige entzündet werden, damit theilhaftig werden, so bethe täglich demselbigen heiligen, dessen fest fällt, das folgende gebethlein zu ehren, mit welchem du ihm einen sehr großen wohlgefallen thun wirst.. gebethbüchlein. ich grüße dich, o heil du wohlriechende blume des paradieses durch das allerfülligste herz jesus christi , und wünsche dir glück zu der ehre, die dir am heutigen tage von gott und den heiligen ist angethan worden, zu welcher vermehrung und erneuerung opfere ich dir das herz jesu christi. und durch dasselbige bitte ich dich, du wolltest den deinem lieben gott für mich bitten, und mir allezeit treulich bestehen, sonderlich an meinem letzten ende..amen.."Auszüge aus dem Buch

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        [Bound Manuscript]: Qui casse les Verres les paye [Who breaks the glasses must pay for them] Comedie-Proverbe en un acte, en prose

      [Paris]. 1779. Octavo. 43pp. Contemporary full mottled calf, gilt stamped morocco spine label, gilt tooling, marbled endpapers. The front joint is partially cracked, light scuffing to the boards, about near fine. A complete unpublished play by Louis Claude Person de Berainville, skillfully written in a beautiful calligraphic script. Set in a Paris prison with Picard, a coachman, in the lead role, and eight other personages: Madame Picard, Casseborne, Martin, a jailer, an inspector, two soldiers, and a corporal. There appears to be only one reference anywhere to this play -- French scholar Clarence Brenner, author of the definitive Bibliographical List of Plays in the French Language, 1700-1789, cites the play in his study of the French dramatic proverb: "a manuscript of which, dated 1779, was advertised in a catalogue, Les Arts du Spectacle of the Librairie Garnier Arnold, Paris, 1961," (i.e., the conference catalog of the fifth Congres International de Biblioteques-Musees des Arts du Spectacle that took place in Paris in June, 1961). We believe the present manuscript to be the same copy last noted in 1961. This 18th Century French proverb play appears to be otherwise unknown and unstudied. Further details available upon request. .

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        Plate 19 - Stapelia Hirsuta Linn. L'Asclepias d'Affrique (cactus/succulent plant)

      1779 - Pierre Joseph Buchoz (1731-1807) Les Dons Merveilleux et Diversement Coloriés de la Nature dans Le Règne Vègètale Paris&#148; 1779-1783 Hand-colored copperplate engravings Sheet size: 18 ½&#148; x 11 ¼&#148; Pierre Joseph Buchoz (also spelled Buc'hoz) was a French lawyer, physician, botanist and naturalist and was very interested in the medicinal virtues of various plants. He was also a prolific author of botanical books in the latter half of the 18th century. Born in Metz (France), Buchoz was meant for a career in law, but soon turned to medicine, and was appointed as the physician to King Stanislaus of Poland when he was 28. Accused of not fulfilling his duties, Buchoz quit, and devoted his energies to the study of botany, medicine, economics and mineralogy, eventually publishing over 300 volumes on these subjects. Although he is held in low esteem by the scientific botanists, due to his persistence in re-using plates with different attributions, his decorative and artistic sense places him high in the ranks of eighteenth-century flower book authors.

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        First Lines of Physiology by the Celebrated Baron Albert Haller M D Translated from the Correct Latin Edition, Printed Under the Inspection of William Cullen M D

      Charles Elliot, London 1779 - 530pp. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Joints cracked. Ex-library from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, with minimal markings Brown hardback full-leather cover [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Poetical Works of Sir Sam Garth with a Life of the Author

      Edinburg : At The Apollo Press, By The Martins 1779 - Physical desc. : 216p. , plates : port. ; 18°. Contains his Dispensary, Epistles, Prologues, Claremont, Translations, Imitations, &c. Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, ESTCT139896. Other names: Denham, John, Sir, 1615-1669. Professionally bound in full buckram with a gilt-blocked aniline calf label. Very impressively finished - a sumptuous copy with clear, clean text. Highly uncommon in such positive condition. 1 Kg. 216 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Six Old Plays, on Which Shak-Speare Founded His Measure for Measure, Comedy of Errors, Taming the Shrew, King John, K. Henry IV, and K. Henry V, King Lear - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      London, : Printed For S. Leacroft . And Sold By J. Nichols . T. Evans . And H. Payne ., MDCCLXXIX [1779] - Contents include: v. 1. Promos and Cassandra [by G. Whetstone] Menaechmi [by Plautus] The taming of a shrew. K. John, pt. 1.--v. 2. K. John [pt. 2] V. The true chronicle of history of King Leir. Subject: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 - Sources. With reproductions of original title-pages. Physical desc. : 2 v ; 22cm. Paged continuously. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt-blocked title and volume indications. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 1 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mezzotint: Johann Paul Iones. Befehlshaber einer Schwadron in Diensten der 13 Vereinigten Provinzen von Nord-Amerika. 1779

      Augsburg: J.J. Haid und Sohn, c. 1779. (JONES, JOHN PAUL) 14 x 10.25 inches, sight. Engraved by Johann Haid. Framed. Provenance: Estate of Viscount David Eccles . Excellent, iconic portrait of American naval officer and hero John Paul Jones (1747-1792).Jones is depicted three-quarter length, in uniform, holding a telescope in his right arm. To the rear are a towering cliff and a burning ship. Jones is considered America's most famous naval hero of the Revolution, and the British reviled him as a pirate because of his raids along the Irish coast and his bold attack on the British port of Whitehaven. His greatest victory was the capture of the British Serapis by his flagship Bonhomme Richard in 1779

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        Autograph Letter Signed.

      - This noted merchant, land speculator, canal and agricultural promoter and businessman began as a Revolutionary War patriot who acted as courier for George Washington and others; in 1779 he was sent to France with dispatches for Benjamin Franklin; by 1789 he was an Albany businessman and one of the founders of the Bank of Albany; in 1791, together with Jeremiah Van Rensselaer, Stephen Bayard and Philip Van Cordtlandt, he explored western New York to purchase land and explore the idea of a canal connecting the Hudson River with Lake Erie -- making him one of the originators of the idea of the Erie Canal. ALS, 2pp, 7½" X 12½", New York, NY, 1798 June 22. Addressed to "Dear friend" -- Jeremiah Van Rensselaer (1738-1810) of the influential Van Rensselaer family, a New York representative, president of the Bank of Albany from 1798-1806, lieutenant governor from 1801-04. Very good. Light age toning. Superb content, mainly concerning various financial matters. In part: " I know you have no Confidence in Perkins Points -- But Our Old [ ? ] has no Rest without their Aid every Evng. -- this is proof in Point -- So let me advise you to borrow a Set -- & have yourself Well Stroked. The Ill Natured Mac Grigor has absolutely Refused to pay Nobles draft. But I am happy to add, Mr. Noble will be with you Next Week & will positively pay it. I am distressed to Death for Mony -- Mony -- & if I Could git the House off my Hands, I Should Risk Seriously of Quitting Here -- What think you of Hudson -- or Poughkipsie?" Intriguing, if cryptic: "Those best acquainted I find Viced [vexed?] with the utmost horror at impending Fate -- GOD only knows -- but we deserve & will surely be Severely Chastised -- Let me beg you will Still keep my old friend Richard the Prophet in Sight -- compare events & appearances with his predictions." Fascinating if at times cryptic -- worthy of further research. Very scarce. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Whole Proceedings on the King&#39;s Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol-Delivery for the City of London; And also the Gaol-Delivery for the County of Middlesex; Held at Justice-Hall in the Old Bailey [December 1779 to October 1780] [etc.]

      London: Printed for Joseph Gurney . . . And Sold by M. Gurney [etc.], 1779-80. Contemporary 3/4 black morocco over boards, extremely worn, the binding whole but beginning to detach, much browning, a few pages loose; a working copy A rare example of Blackstone as trial judge, and the last instance in which he served in that capacity at the Old Bailey, presiding at seven trials in the year&#39;s first session, in December, 1779, just two months before his death in February, 1780

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