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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?

      G. Scott, London 1780 - Quarto, with 31 engraved maps and plates, many double-page or folding; a very good copy in modern quarter calf. From Balambangan to New Guinea. The second edition of an important and early work on New Guinea, with extensive mapping. Forrest, on the recommendation of Alexander Dalrymple, had pioneered the English East India Company's settlement at the island of Balambangan in Borneo. In 1774 he commanded two English officers and eighteen Malays on a voyage to the Moluccas in a native prahu named the Tartar. He reached as far as Geelvink Bay in western New Guinea, present-day Irian Jaya, on his voyage 'of examination and enquiry rather than of discovery' (Hill). By the time his journey was abandoned at the entreaty of his crew, he had sailed some 4000 miles, returning to Aceh in Sumatra. This was his most famous voyage of exploration, but he also made another important voyage in 1782 when he surveyed the Mergui Archipelago.

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        Oeuvres completes. 70 Bde. Kehl, Imprimerie de la Societe Litteraire-Typographique 1784-89. 4to. Ca. 35.000 S. Gestochenes Frontispiz mit der Voltairebüste von Moreau u. 124 Kupfertafeln, davon 17 gestochene Portraits, 14 Kupfer zu den physikalischen Schriften, 44 zu Theaterstücken, 10 zu Henriade, 21 zur Pucelle, 4 zu den Erzählungen, 14 zu den Romanen, insgesamt 93 Kupfer von Moreau le Jeune. Orig.-Halblederbde. d. Zeit mit roten Rückenschildern und dunkelgrünen Bandnummern.

      . . Die berühmteste und schönste aller Voltaire-Ausgaben, splendid gedruckt und ansprechend illustriert. Hier in einem sehr dekorativ gebundenen Exemplar. Die Ausgabe stellte für den bedeutendsten französischen Buchhändler und Zeitungsverleger C. J. Panckouke eine zu große Herausforderung dar. Erst Beaumarchais, der sein gesamtes Vermögen einsetzte, führte das Projekt aus. 160.00 Franken zahlte er an Panckouke für die Abtretung sämtlicher Veröffentlichungsrechte. Für weitere 150.000 frances kaufte er aus der Hinterlassenschaft des berühmten englischen Buchdruckers Baskerville sämtliche Typen und Stanzen, schließlich noch 2 Papierwerke in den Vogesen. Wegen der Zensur in Frankreich wandte sich Beaumarchais an den Markgrafen Karl Friedrich von Baden-Durlach. Am 18.12.1780 erteilte der Markgraf die Erlaubnis zum Bau einer Buchdruckerei, allerdings mit der Einschränkung "Fünftens, daß...nahmentlich die Pucelle d'Orleans, Le Cantique des Cantiques und der Candide in unserer Stadt Kehl nicht gedruckt werden dürften", eine Bedingung, der sich Beaumarchais nicht fügte. Joachim Heinrich Campe schrieb über die Druckerei, die er 1785 besichtigte: "Eine so ansehnliche Druckerei als diese ist, hat, soviel ich weiß, noch nirgends existiert". Tadellos erhalten, so äußerst selten. - Bengesco 2142. - Lewin 564.

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        A Series of Adventures in the Course of a Voyage up the Red-Sea, on the Coasts of Arabia and Egypt and a Route Through the Desarts of Thebais, Hitherto Unknown to the European Traveller. [BOUND WITH] The Triumphs of Temp

      London J. Dodsley 1780 and 1782. G : in Good condition with marbled eps. Cover rubbed with some corner wear. Rebacked and inner hinges strengthened. Neat inscription on fep Second Edition and Third Edition Leather/gilt cover 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). xv, 400pp; xii, 166pp+1pp. 3 engraved fold out maps and 3 engraved plates. [Two plates tinted, each comprising two views.]. The appendix to the first work includes two poems entitles 'Ode to the Desart' and 'Ode to the Nile'.

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        A Revolutionary War archive concerning a soldier in the First Troop of Col. Sheldon's famous Light Horse Dragoons

      A Revolutionary War archive concerning a soldier in the First Troop of Col. Sheldon's famous Light Horse Dragoons. This archive consists of four documents?"a pay order and three affidavits for Calvin Green, soldier under Col. Sheldon. Calvin Green enlisted in January 1780. He was killed on April 4, 1782. (1) Pay order, dated November 20th 1782, "secure the payment of twenty pounds ten shillings and nine pence... to Calvin Green/deceased." 7" x 6.75" Slight tear at folds with some toning at fold line. Fine condition.(2) Affidavit, dated September 3, 1782, simply states that "Charles Green... hath been duly appointed Administrator on the Estate of Calvin Green... " 7.75" x 8" Some light staining. Fine condition.(3) Affidavit, Sept 4, 1782 states that "Calvin Green a soldier in the Connecticut line in the Continental Service for the years 1780 & 1781 deceased; and hath never received any any [sic] thing from sd town." 8.25" x 4.25" Toning at

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        Cäsar wird das abgeschlagene Haupt des Pompejus Magnus überbracht.

      . Feder in Braun, grau laviert, mit brauner Feder umrandet, auf Bütten mit Wasserzeichen: CELANO (vgl. Heawood 803). 16,3:23,7 cm.Verso alte Leimspuren. Provenienz: K.H. Saenger, nicht bei Lugt; DA, nicht bei Lugt; Hans Licht, nicht bei Lugt. Vergleichsliteratur: R.J.M. Olson: Italian Drawings 1780 - 1890, New York, The American Federation of Arts, 1980, S. 110-115, mit Abb.. Nach erstem Unterricht bei einem Mönch in der Nähe von Iesi, brachte Kardinal Luigi Ercolani den jungen Künstler nach Rom, wo er in der Schule von D. Conti (gest. 1817) studierte, einem Schüler von P.G. Batoni (1708-1787) und G. Bazzani (um 1690 -1769). In Rom hatte er freundschaftlichen Kontakt zu F. Giani (1758-1823) und T. Minardi (1787-1871). Duranti war ein unglücklicher Mensch, er litt sein Leben lang unter tatsächlichen und eingebildeten Katastrophen und geriet immer wieder in finanzielle Not. Neben seiner zeichnerischen Arbeit war er später auch als Graphiker sowie als Sammler und Händler tätig und hinterließ seiner Heimatstadt, zum Ausgleich von Schulden, eine Sammlung von ca. 300 Gemälden, die heute den Grundstock des dortigen Museums bilden.

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        Kst.- Karte, v. Petit n. (J) Charles de Borda, "Carte des Isles Canaries et d'une Partie des Cotes Occidentalis D'Afrique ..".

      . dat. 1780, 57,5 x 85. MCC 74: Broekema, Nr. 25. - Oben links die Titelkartusche. Rechts zahlr. Küstenprofile auch der Kanarischen Inseln. Zeigt die nordwestafrikanische Küste von der Straße von Gibraltar bis Kap Bojador. Mit den Kanarischen Inseln und Madeira.

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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, during the years 1774, 1775, and 1776.. to which is added a vocabulary of the Magindano tongue. 2nd edition.

      London, G. Scott, 1780.4to. Later half calf, spine gilt with red morocco title-label. With engraved portrait, frontispiece, folding general map and 30 finely engraved plates and maps (mostly folding). XXIII,411,(1) pp.* First published in London in 1779. - Thomas Forrest (1729 - ca.1802) was engaged in 1770 in forming the new settlement at Balambangan, an island at the northern tip of Borneo. His expedition in charge of the English East-India Company (1774-1776) to the Moluccas and New Guinea, in pursuance of new sources of trade, was made in the Tartar, a native boat of about ten tons burden, with two English officers and a crew of eighteen Malays. He pushed the exploration as far as Geelvink Bay in New Guinea (further east than any of his company predecessors). The voyage was one of examination and enquiry rather than of exploration, and the additions made to geographical knowledge were corrections of detail rather than startling discoveries, but the tact with which he conducted his intercourse with the natives, and the amount of work done in a small boat, deservedly won him credit as a navigator (Hill p.219). The introduction contains a survey of the voyages made to New Guinea since 1511 and at the end is added a vocabulary of the Magindano language. - 'Erstem genauen Beochter von Neu-Guinea' (Henze II, p.261). - Some foxing and age-browning otherwise a good copy of an important and early work on New Guinea.Hill 623 ; Cox II, p.302; Ruinen C 66; Howgego F60.

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        As Benedict Arnold prepares to take over the command of West Point, including the Connecticut brigades on duty nearby, chaplain Abraham Baldwin, later a Signer of the Constitution, buys a ?Beaver Hat?

      Revolutionary War-dated Manuscript Document Signed ?Abram Baldwin Chaplin,? 1p, 7.75? x 5.5?. Highlands, July10, 1780. On laid paper with light ripple at top edge and dampstain ostensibly occurring before Baldwin signed this note because neither the writing nor the docket on verso are affected. Fine condition.In part ?Recd. Highlands, 10th July 1780 ?" Of Jabez Clark ... One Beaver Hat at Forty Shillings ?" For my use ?" Having paid the above Sum ?" Of this Sign Duplicate. Docketed on verso ?Dup. Ret. Mr. / Baldwin July / 10th 1780 / Paid £2..0..0?From 1777-1783, Abraham Baldwin served as chaplain in the 2nd Connecticut Brigade assigned to garrison duty in the Hudson Highlands which included West Point. They helped secure vital communications along the Hudson River and guard against British invasions. The Middle Department of the Continental Army included the Highlands, the rest of New York south of the Highlands, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. In April 1776, Gen. G

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        Rubens und Familie, bei Lautenmusik um einen Tisch mit Brot, Früchten und Wein sitzend.

      . Schabkunstblatt von J. Watson, London 1780, nach einer Zeichnung von G. Farington, um 1775, nach einem Gemälde von J. Jordaens (Houghton Hall, Petersburg). 55,8:40,7 cm. Wurzbach (Jordaens), p. 772; Heller-Andresen 9; Le Blanc 126. Mit der Adresse von J. Boydell, London. - Entlang der oberen Plattenkante Einriß hinterlegt..

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        Partially printed attractive sight draft signed by rare Constitution signer Nicholas Gilman, as well as Declaration signer Francis Hopkinson

      Interesting international currency exchange document, partially printed, dated June 12, 1780, 1 page, 8.25" x 4", signed by Nicholas Gilman as "Commissioner of the Continental Loan-Office in the State of New Hampshire", and by Francis Hopkinson as Treasurer of Loans. In part: "Each for 36 dollars at five Livres Tournois per dollars...pay to Elias Hasket Derby or Order, Thirty-six Dollars, in One Hundred and Eighty Livres Tournois, for Interest due on Money borrowed by the United States...To the Commissioner...of the United States Treasury of America, at Paris...(signed) F. Hopkinson..., (signed) Nich. Gilman...". Livre tournois was one of several monetary units used in accounting in France from the Middle Ages to the early Modern Age. It was used by several countries as the basis of currency exchange in an attempt to keep currency values stable from country to country and from ruler to ruler.

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        Nouveau Livre De Vases

      Paris: Boucher, 1780. Nouveau Livre de Vases, 3 suites of plates of vases together in 1 volume, engraved throughout, each suite with etched title and 6 plates by Francois Boucher, Boucher fils or J. Houdan. First and last suites cut and mounted, all mounted on stubs, first title lightly soiled. Furstenberg-Schafer copy with book-label on front pastedown. Fine nineteenth century calf, gilt, by Pagnant, spine gilt in compartments, small folio, Paris, [c.1780]. (r37). Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        Vue de la Maison des Orphelins et ses environs, prise hors de la porte de Strahlow. Dedies a Son Exellence le Marquis de Lucchesini, Chambellan de la Maj. Prussiene.

      . altkol. Kupferstich v. J. ( Johann Georg ) Rosenberg b. Morino & Company, um 1780, 41,5 x 69. Ernst, Rosenberg, J.G., Nr. 18; Kiewitz 1062; Rave, Nr. 1. - Mit Verlegeradresse und Dedication. Hier vorliegend in Braundruck ( diese Variante bei Kiewitz nicht erwähnt ). - Rechts Blick zum Waisenhaus ( ehem. Friedrichshospital ) mit der Waisenhauskirche. Mittig die Waisenbrücke ( auch früher Blocks- bzw. Hospitalbrücke.), dahinter die Inselspeicher Im Vordergrund ein Verladeplatz für Bauholz. Links die Zuckersiederei.

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        Vue d'une partie de la Rue dite la Mauer - Strasse avec L'Eglise de la Trinite. Dediee Son Exellenece Monsieur le Baron de Werder ...

      . kol. Kupferstich n. u. v. J. ( Johann Georg ) Rosenberg b. Morino & Company, um 1780, 42,5 x 70. Ernst, Rosenberg, J.G., Nr. 17; Kiewitz 1054; Rave Nr. 18. - Mit Dedikation und Verlagsanschrift. Der Betrachter steht auf der Mauer-/Ecke Krausenstraße und blickt über die, die Mauerstraße kreuzende, Leipziger Straße hinweg zur Dreifaltigkeitskirche.

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        Passage du Chateau a Le Vielle neuve, avec l'Arsenal, les Palais du Prince Royal, celui du Prince Henri, la Maison d'Opera etc ...

      . kol. Kupferstich n. u. v. J. ( Johann Georg ) Rosenberg b. Morino & Company, dat. 1780, 47,5 x 70,5. Ernst, J. G. Rosenberg, Nr. 5; Kiewitz 1044; Rave, Nr. 14. - Der Betrachter steht vor dem Zeughaus und blickt in die Richtung zum Brandenburger Tor. Rechts die Universität, links das königliche Palais und die Oper.

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        Vue de la Maison des Orphelins et ses environs, prise hors de la porte de Strahlow. Dedies a Son Exellence le Marquis de Lucchesini, Chambellan de la Maj. Prussiene.

      . kol. Kupferstich v. Rosenberg b. Morino & Company, um 1780, 41,5 x 69. Kiewitz 1062; Rave 1; Ernst, J.G. Rosenberg, Nr. 18. - Mit Verlegeradresse und Dedication. - Rechts Blick zum Waisenhaus ( ehem. Friedrichshospital ). Mittig die Waisenbrücke ( auch früher Blocks- bzw. Hospitalbrücke.), dahinter die Inselspeicher I. Vgr. ein Verladeplatz für Bauholz. Links die Zuckersiederei. - Im rechten Rand ein restaurierter Einriß.

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        "Prospectus Domus Regie concentibus Musicis Berolini consecratae e regione palatii regii - Vista de la casa, O Del Teatro de L'Opera, de Berlin en fronte de Palcio Real".

      . Kupferstich b. Remondini, um 1780, 37 x 50. Selten, wie alle großen Kupferstiche bei Remondini. Nicht bei Kiewitz und Ernst. - Blick von der Prachtstraße "Unter den Linden" zum Opernhaus, links die Universität, i. Hgr. das Schloß. I. Vgr. ein eingezäuntes Stück, in dessen Inneren zahlreiche Personen sind. - Dieses Blatt diente als Vorlage für die entsprechenden ital. Guckkastenblätter, oder ist ein Nachstich derselben. - Auf jeden Fall ein seltenes und sehr dek. Blatt. Tadellos erhalten.

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        Kst.- Karte, v. Andre b. Bonne, "Carte de la Nouvelle Zeelande".

      . kol., um 1780, 34 x 23 (H). Frühe Karte von Neuseeland. Mit großer Windrose im Kartenbild, sowie 4 kleinen Nebenkarten von Buchten der Insel. 1) "Carte de Detroit de Cook", 2) "Bay des Isles", 3) "Baye de Tolaga" und 4) "Riviere de la Tamises et de la Baye de Mercure". - Tadeloser Zustand.

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        Atlas et Description minéralogique de la France, Entrepris par ordre du Roi

      32 fine folding engraved plates (of which five are finely hand-colored). xii, 212 pp., one leaf of errata (recto) & approbation (verso). Folio, cont. mottled sheep (some rubbing to extremities), spine gilt, red & green morocco lettering pieces on spine. Paris: Didot l'ainé et al., 1780. First edition, and a fine copy, of the great series of maps which constitute the first geological atlas, compiled by Guettard and his disciple Lavoisier (with the later assistance of Monnet). "These maps, so far as I know, were the first ever constructed to express the superficial distribution of minerals and rocks. The gifted Frenchman [Guettard] who produced them is thus the father of all the national Geological Surveys which have been instituted."-Geikie, The Founders of Geology, p. 115-(& see the entire chapter which is devoted to Guettard and his geological achievements). In 1766 Henri Bertin, Minister and Secretary of State in charge of mining, commissioned a geological survey of France to be compiled by Guettard and his protégé, the young Antoine Laurent Lavoisier. Guettard and Lavoisier had begun collecting field notes for the project as early as 1763, and in 1767 they embarked on a geological tour of the east of France. When Lavoisier returned to Paris he assumed most of the responsibility for supervising the production of the geological maps. By 1770 he and Guettard had overseen the completion of sixteen plates, and by 1777 they had partially completed an almost equal number. According to Lavoisier's own statement, all plates dated 1766 and 1767 were prepared with his assistance. The atlas was to have contained 230 maps in all, but this total was never reached. "Presently the retirement of Guettard and political intrigues intervened, and the project was handed over to Monnet, inspector general of mines, for completion. Monnet added 16 more plates and a long text, publishing the whole as a first part of the atlas. It was issued under the joint authorship of Guettard and Monnet. All of Lavoisier's contributions were ignored, except for the first sixteen plates; the wealth of information that had been gathered was used without his permission. The feature of showing levels of geological strata was due to Lavoisier's initiative, a point Monnet chose to withhold. The former, angered by this treatment, protested bitterly, but to no avail. Monnet became his obstinate enemy, continuing to attack the new chemistry even after Lavoisier's execution... "No further instalments of the mineralogical atlas ever appeared."-Duveen & Klickstein, p. 238 (& see their Supplement, pp. 129-32, which contains additional information regarding the publication history). Fine copy and now quite rare. The green morocco lettering piece on the spine is lettered "I. Partie." Bookplates of E. Bucaille and Frederic Cheron. ❧ D.S.B., V, pp. 577-79. Schuh, Mineralogy & Crystallography: A Biobibliography, 1469 to 1920, 2025-"Rare." .

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        Laguna Veneta.

      1780 - Venice, Furlanetto, 1780. Three sheets conjoined, total 730 by 1360mm. A dramatic map of the environs of Venice, mapping the lagoon that gives the city its unique setting. Two tromp l'oeil scrolls hold an upside-down plan of Venice and an explanation of the map, and an allegorical cartouche holds the dedication to the 'Signori Riformatori dello Studio di Padoa' (Gentleman Reformers of the Study of Padova). MORETTO: Venice, 185, 'first topographic map of the Venetian Lagoon drawn according to modern principles".

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        LIFE AND EXPLOITS OF MANSONG, COMMONLY CALLED Three-finger'd Jack, the terror of Jamaica. With a particular account of the Obi; Being the only true one of the celebrated and fascinating Mischief, so prevalent in the West Indies. On which is founded The popular pantomimical Drama of Obi; or, Thee-fingered jack, Performed at the Theatre-Royal, Haymarket; An accurate Description of which is also added. By William Burdett, Many Years Overseer of a Plantation in Jamaica. Third edition. Price One Shilling.

      60 pages. Engraved frontispiece. Bound in later brown paper wraps, titled by hand. 12mo. Frontispiece and title spotted; else a very good copy of a scarce title, one of many publications about the notorious runaway slave who terrorised the white settlers of Jamaica during the last few months of 1780 until he was hunted down and killed early in1781.

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        O-Tahiti' [in] G?ttingisches Magazin der Wissenschaft und Litteratur

      Johann Christian Dieterich, G?ttingen 1780 - Small octavo, a handsome copy in the original decorative wrappers (thus retaining the publisher's prospectus on the front and rear endpapers), untrimmed; neatly and professionally rebacked, wrappers professionally strengthened. Forster on the spanish visits. A fine copy and now rare: known to O'Reilly & Reitman's exhaustive bibliography as the earliest full publication regarding the Spanish voyages to Tahiti in the 1770s. This is the first issue of the first volume of the G?ttingisches Magazin, the important scientific periodical edited by Georg Forster and Georg Lichtenberg. Included here is Georg Forster's notable contribution on Tahiti, a 36-page essay on the Spanish voyages to Tahiti in the 1770s. This essay is revelatory concerning the continuing interest and expertise of the Forsters regarding the Pacific, beginning as it does with Georg's discussion of how his father had received, in Summer 1778, a Spanish manuscript regarding Tahiti from the Director of the King's Botanical Gardens in Madrid, Don Casimir Gomez Ortega. This would have been of consuming interest to both Forsters, who had spent many months at Tahiti during Cook's second voyage, and who had speculated at length in their printed accounts about reports of Spanish sailors visiting the region between Cook's first and second visits. The work includes some 87 scholarly notes by Forster on the Spanish observations on Tahiti. Such an early report of Spanish activity in the region, which includes Forster's particular notice of the voyages of Don Juan de Langara y Huarte and Don Domingo Buenechea, commanders of two of the three Spanish voyages to the region in the 1770s, is an attractive and conspicuously early reference to Tahiti. Indeed, as O'Reilly & Reitman's bibliography attests, there was almost no contemporary work on the Spanish visits, despite them being a matter of some concern for the British at the time. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Antike Szene mit vor Wut rasendem König, der eine vor ihm kniende Frau an den Haaren zieht; links eine Dienerin, der ein kleines nacktes Kind flehend die Arme entgegenstreckt.

      . Feder in Braun, braun laviert, über Bleistiftskizze, auf Bütten mit undeutl. Wasserzeichen. 22.7:32,2 cm.. Giani lernte in Pavia und Bologna und war 1780 in Rom. Unter dem Einfluß der Werke von Ubaldo Gandolfi, Pompeo Batoni oder Christoph Unterberger sowie durch das Studium der Antike und der älteren Malerei entwickelte er sich zu einem vielbeschäftigten klassizistischen Dekorateur.

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        Fragmente uber Capitain Cooks letze Reise und sein Ende [in] Göttingisches Magazin der Wissenschaften und Litteratur. Herausgegeben von Georg Christoph Lichtenberg und Georg Forster

      Gottingen: bei Johann Christian Dieterich, 1780. 6 parts (Stücke) bound in two volumes, small octavo, with 10 plates (including 5 folding plates: one on blue paper and one folding sheet of music); a fine set in later blue marbled boards, black labels, a little chipped at extremities. Forster on the third voyage and Cook's death. First edition: the entire first series of this very important journal which, among many firsts, includes Georg Forster's important report on Captain Cook, 'the earliest authentic and substantial information concerning Cook's Third Voyage, his discovery of Hawaii, and his death at Kealakekua…' (Forbes). Forster co-edited the Göttingisches Magazin with the Anglophile scholar Lichtenberg, whose own biography of Cook, subsequently published as a separate work, appears here. The importance of this volume to Cook's third voyage is remarkable, including as it does three important biographical studies and an important engraved portrait, as well as the first scientific notice of the natural history of Hawaii (Georg Forster's "Beschreibung des rothen Baumlaufers von der Insul O-Waihi" (pp. 346-51), an ornithological treatise which Forbes notes as 'the earliest scientific notice on any aspect of the natural history of Hawaii'). The set also includes both parts of Georg Forster's extremely early account of Tahiti, in part based on the Spanish voyages to Tahiti in the 1770s, and the most significant of the bare handful of contemporary reports to take notice of the voyages of Don Juan de Langara y Huarte and Don Domingo Buenechea, commanders of two of the three Spanish voyages to the region in the 1770s. The portrait of Cook is after the Dance portrait (first published in 1779) and newly engraved by D. Berger. This is one of the earliest portraits of Cook ever issued: it was preceded, of course, by the Dance/Sherwin original, and by an inferior portrait issued with the Westminster Magazine for January 1780 (known to us because Johann Forster here complains to readers of the Göttingisches Magazin that it was a poor likeness at best). The most significant inclusion is Georg Forster's "fragment" on the life of Cook, the first serious biography ever attempted and the only significant biographical document attempted by one of his fellow voyagers. Prior to Forster's attempt, there had really only been brief newspaper and journal reports, most if not all of which openly plagiarised from each other (even Lichtenberg's effort in one of the earlier issues here is evidently cobbled together from newspaper accounts). Forster's account is a very different proposition. It appeared before the two earliest separately published firsthand narratives of the voyage, those by Rickman and Zimmermann; indeed Zimmermann's book, apparently written at Forster's suggestion, draws upon the Fragmente. That the publication dates from after the return of the Resolution and Discovery in September 1780 is shown by the fact that Forster names Zimmermann and Barthel Lohmann as the two members of the expedition whom he had personally interviewed. As well as reports from these actual participants in the voyage, Forster, who sailed as a naturalist on the second voyage, benefited from his own knowledge of Cook and the Pacific in compiling the Fragmente. After Forster's return to Germany following his involvement in Cook's second voyage, he had continued to take a close interest in Pacific exploration, editing and translating a number of German texts on the subject. He enjoyed a considerable reputation in scholarly circles, and his standing is high today as 'the only man to travel with Cook who embraced the whole critical program of the Enlightenment, and probably the most intelligent and farsighted of them all' (Bernard Smith, in Fisher & Johnston, p. 183). The remaining issues of the Göttingisches Magazin contain a mass of articles of literary, philosophical, musical and scientific interest. Each annual issue contains six parts. Publication lapsed in 1784, but resumed briefly in 1785 when a fourth issue containing just two parts appeared. Although this is a very important source, it is not recorded by Beaglehole, Beddie or Holmes, though the latter makes a passing reference to it, ignoring the Forster essay, in a note about Lichtenberg's life of Cook (44n). As O'Reilly and Reitman point out, given that Forster conducted serious interviews of two men on the voyage, and managed to piece together an authentic narrative of the voyage and the circumstances of Cook's death, it is surprising that this important account does not figure in any bibliography of Cook.

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        Scarce Printing! Speeches of John Hancock alluding to the Declaration of Independence and the new U.S. Constitution and announcing that Congress has passed an act lending the States money to pay the debts they incurred during the Revolutionary War

      John Hancock served as Governor of Massachusetts from October 25, 1780 to February 17, 1785, when he resigned due to illness. Again elected to consecutive one-year terms, he served from May 30, 1787 until his death on October 8, 1793, when he was succeeded as Governor by Lieutenant Governor Samuel Adams.?Resolves of the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts,? pages 3-30 (Evans 22657), with continuous pagination through p. 35 (Evans 22658), 35p, 8? x 12.5?. Boston: [Printed by Thomas Adams, printer to the Honourable General Court, 1790]. Two separate bindings. Fine condition.Comprises:(1) ?Resolves of the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Together with Messages, &c. of his Excellency the Governour of the said Court: Begun and held at Boston, in the county of Suffolk, on Wednesday the Twenty-sixth day of May, Anno Domini, 1790. His Excellency JOHN HANCOCK, Esq. Governour His Honour SAMUEL ADAMS Esq. Lieutenant Governor.? Numbered pp 3-3

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        A State of the Expedition from Canada, as laid before the House of Commons.

      London: J. Almon, 1780. - 8vo., (8 3/8 x 5 ¼ inches). Fine folding engraved frontispiece map "of the country in which the Army under Lt. General Burgoyne acted in the Campaign of 1777"; and five fine folding engraved maps drawn by Medcalfe and engraved by William Faden, with hand coloring in outline (frontispiece map is separated along one of the folds and browned; others have some spotting and offsetting). Near contemporary speckled calf, the spine in six compartments with five raised bands, red morocco lettering piece in one (rebacked to style). Provenance: Manuscript ownership inscription to front free endpaper: "Wm. Bunch Broome Park 1806." Second edition (first published in the same year). Burgoyne was given command of British troops in Canada in 1777. After successes at Fort Ticonderoga and Fort Edward Burgoyne was overwhelmed by Horatio Gates's forces at Saratoga. His troops suffered a crippling defeat at Bemis Heights at the Battle of Freeman's Farm, surrendering in October 1777. Burgoyne had been so convinced of the success of his venture that he had bet ten pounds that he would be victorious even before leaving Britain. In the event the defeat proved a vital turning point in favor of the Continental army in the War of Independence, giving France the encouragement it needed to join the American effort. Believing his defeat to be the result of lack of support from Generals Howe and Clinton, Burgoyne begged first an audience with the King, and then a court martial in order to clear his name. Eventually Burgoyne's case was heard in the House of Commons, and this is the account of those proceedings: "I read again my orders (I believe for an hundredth time) and I was decided. And I am still convinced that. [nothing]. could have justified me to my country, have saved me from the condemnation of my profession, or produced pardon within my own breast, had I not advanced, and tried a battle with the enemy" (page 15). For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory #72MMS60.

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        L'Afrique divisée en ses principaux Etats.

      1780 - Venice: Paolo Santini, c.1780. Original outline colour. 480 x 650mm. A map of Africa published in Venice, the geography shows the knowledge of the continent of the mid 18th Century which is almost accurate, but with some remnants of fantasy such as the twin lake source of the river Nile in the "Montagnes de la Lune, which is shown north of the Equator. Two further small inset maps of Cap de Bonne-Esperance and Isle de France. Ornamental title cartouche featuring palm trees and a lion in the upper left corner.

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        LETTERS FROM AND TO SIR DUDLEY CARLETON, Knt. during his embassy in Holland from January 1615 / 16 to December 1620... With an Historical Preface.

      London, no imprint, 1780.THIRD EDITION 1780, 4to, approximately 285 x 225 mm, 11¼ x 8¾ inches, engraved portrait frontispiece by Mierevelt, pages: [4], lxx, 510, [24], finely bound in full red crushed morocco, triple gilt ruled border plus narrow gilt edge roll, gilt raised bands and richly gilt in compartments, gilt lettered black morocco label, all edges gilt, elaborate gilt inner dentelles (turn ins), marbled endpapers. A couple of minor marks to covers, a touch of rubbing to head and tail of spine, very slight rubbing to tail of upper hinge, tiny crack at top of upper hinge, small armorial bookplate of William Carr pasted over another on front pastedown, slight offsetting from title page onto margins of portrait, small British Museum duplicate stamp on verso title page and on final page, loss of 2 words on 2 facing pages of the Preface due to adhesion. A very good clean tight copy in an attracive binding. First published in 1757, reprinted in 1775. Sir Dudley Carleton (1574 - 1632) diplomat and politician, raised to the peerage in 1626 as Baron Carleton of Imbercourt, he became Viscount Dorchester in 1628 for his services to King and country. In the same year he was appointed Secretary of State. See Sabin, Dictionary of Books Relating to America 10901, and Lowndes Bibliographer's Manual, both state that the third edition is the best edition. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Vue du Marche de Hack, prise de la Rue d'Orangebourg, avec le Pont de Spandau, et l'Eglise ste. Marie dans l'eloignement.

      . altkol. Kupferstich v. Rosenberg, dat. 1780, 41 x 68. Ernst, Berlin in der Druckgraphik, J.G. Rosenberg, Nr.21; Kiewitz 1051; Rave 5. ( hier anderer Zustand ohne Dedikation ). Der Beobachter steht auf der Ecke Hackescher Markt /Oranienburger Straße und blickt zur Marienkirche. Im Vordergrund der Hackesche Markt ( der den Namen nach dem General Hans Christoph v. Hake erhielt, 1749 Kommandant in Berlin ) mit zahlr. Marktbuden. Links die stattlichen Häuser des Hackeschen Marktes, deren größtes das "Kleinsche Haus" war. - Schöner Druck mit zurückhaltendem Kolorit.1. Zustand ohne römische Nummerierung. Mit Widmung an den preuss. Minister Ewald Friedrich Graf v. Hertzberg ( 1725-1795).

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        Ausführliche Beschreibung der ältesten Augspurgischen Ausgaben der Bibel mit literarischen Anmerkungen

      1780. Nürnberg, Monath, 1780. 4to. (4),148pp. In a half vellum binding (c. 1900). Some very, very light foxing throughout. Wide margins. George Wolfgang Francis Panzer, the eminent German bibliographer was born at Sulzbach, in the Upper Palatinate, 1729, and was educated at Altdorf where he took the degree of D.D., and was at the same time ordained a minister in the Evangelical section of the Church. Books were his delight and study from youth to old age, his library being choice and extensive. He died at Nuremberg, in 1804. His own collection of bibles was acquired in 1790 by the Duke of Würtemmberg and is nowadays part of the Bible collection of the Stuttgarter Landesbibliothek. [see B&W].

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        'O-Tahiti' [in] Göttingisches Magazin der Wissenschaft und Litteratur

      Göttingen: Johann Christian Dieterich, 1780. Small octavo, a handsome copy in the original decorative wrappers (thus retaining the publisher's prospectus on the front and rear endpapers), untrimmed; neatly and professionally rebacked, wrappers professionally strengthened. Forster on the spanish visits. A fine copy and now rare: known to O'Reilly & Reitman's exhaustive bibliography as the earliest full publication regarding the Spanish voyages to Tahiti in the 1770s. This is the first issue of the first volume of the Göttingisches Magazin, the important scientific periodical edited by Georg Forster and Georg Lichtenberg. Included here is Georg Forster's notable contribution on Tahiti, a 36-page essay on the Spanish voyages to Tahiti in the 1770s. This essay is revelatory concerning the continuing interest and expertise of the Forsters regarding the Pacific, beginning as it does with Georg's discussion of how his father had received, in Summer 1778, a Spanish manuscript regarding Tahiti from the Director of the King's Botanical Gardens in Madrid, Don Casimir Gomez Ortega. This would have been of consuming interest to both Forsters, who had spent many months at Tahiti during Cook's second voyage, and who had speculated at length in their printed accounts about reports of Spanish sailors visiting the region between Cook's first and second visits. The work includes some 87 scholarly notes by Forster on the Spanish observations on Tahiti. Such an early report of Spanish activity in the region, which includes Forster's particular notice of the voyages of Don Juan de Langara y Huarte and Don Domingo Buenechea, commanders of two of the three Spanish voyages to the region in the 1770s, is an attractive and conspicuously early reference to Tahiti. Indeed, as O'Reilly & Reitman's bibliography attests, there was almost no contemporary work on the Spanish visits, despite them being a matter of some concern for the British at the time.

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        John Paul Jones, Commander in a Squadron in the Service of The Thirteen United States of America, 1779]

      1780 - This stunning print is a rare portrait of John Paul Jones, the father of the American Navy, and one of the most celebrated American heroes. During this period naval portraits adopted a certain compositional formula in which the sitter was positioned in front a scene illustrating his most noteworthy victory. Thus, this striking portrait of John Paul Jones. Jones holds a telescope, his hand resting on a large anchor, calmly facing the viewer, while his ship explodes in the background, prelude to his famous victory over Captain Pearson of the Serapis. John Paul Jones is the father of the American Navy and one of the nation's heroes. Fought in the English Channel, Jones's surprising victory over the Serapis and the merchantmen she was escorting was his most famous engagement, and became a great morale booster to the American side. It was during this heated battle when his ship, Bon Homme Richard was sinking, and he was requested to surrender that he said, "I have not yet begun to fight". Olds, Bits and Pieces of American History p. 395, no. 457; Cresswell, The American Revolution in Drawings and Prints no. 132; Fowble, Two Centuries of Prints in America 1680-1880 p.121; Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotinto Portraits p.1735; O'Donoghue, Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits. in the British Museum 5. Mezzotint. Scratch lettered impression without title or publication details. Scratched initials R.B in left corner of title space. In good condition with the exception of some minor yellowing to paper. Image size: 12 7/16 x 10 inches.

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        John Paul Jones

      Published by Guttenberg, rue St. Hyacinthe, Paris 1780 - A lovely proof impression of one of the earliest portraits of John Paul Jones, the father of the American navy. John Paul Jones is best remembered as the father of the American navy and remains one of the most celebrated American heroes. His victory over the British fleet in the Channel came to be one of Jones's most famous engagements, and helped decide the outcome of the Revolution. It was during this heated battle, in which Jones defeated Captain Pearson's ship Serapis, that he uttered his famous words "I have not yet begun to fight". This striking print captures the crowning moment of Jones's celebrated victory. Jones is shown standing on the deck of the Serapis, surrounded by smoke and musket fire. The heat and drama of the battle infuse this work with a sense of urgency and portray Jones as a true military hero. Although the engraver, Carl Guttenberg, was from Nuremberg he spent most of his career in France and was deeply connected to the American cause. The French admired Jones for his valor and paid tribute to him for his many victories over the British; therefore on its release this print was immediately popular, both in Europe and America. This national sentiment is expertly expressed in this evocative portrait, in which the courage and determination of this remarkable man are given form, and a moment in history is made visible. Cresswell, The American Revolution in Drawings and Prints no.133; Fowble, Two Centuries of Prints in America 1680-1880 no.69; O'Donoghue, Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits. in the British Museum 1. Line engraving. Proof before inscription and publication details. In pristine condition with the exception of minimal suface soiling. Image size: 10 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Observations sur le Discours de M. Pringle, Qui termine la Relation des voyages de M. Cook...[in] Traité des fièvres de l'isle de St.-Domingue... Nouvelle édition

      Paris: de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1780. Octavo, a few old ink spots to the title-page, occasional light water-staining, touch of marginal worming affects three gatherings, yet a very good copy in recent half calf. Cook and the Copley medal: scurvy in French. Early and informative published French notice of Captain Cook's findings on diet and scurvy, disseminating information of vital importance for the health of mariner's derived from the first and second voyages of discovery. A noted authority on the treatment of scurvy, Poissonnier Desperrières was a Royal physician and professor at Dijon. Persuasive and well positioned to trial novel methods, Desperrières enjoyed a wide correspondence with physicians in Britain and further afield. Significantly, he tested new antiscorbutic diets propounded by of English doctors (including James Lind and David Macbride) aboard French naval vessels, while also conducting experiments of his own design. This book comprises three essays. The first concerns fevers of Saint-Domingo; the second details Desperrières professional experience as a naval surgeon in the treatment of scurvy, while the third essay in principally concerned with the findings of Captain Cook. The second essay is titled Mémoire sur les avantages qu'il y auroit de changer la nourriture des Gens de mer, and includes speculation on the underlying nature of scurvy alongside the author's fascinating experiments at sea. The third essay Observations sur le Discours de M. Pringle is a response to the Royal Society address delivered by Sir John Pringle, and first published in 1776. Aside from its obvious importance in disseminating Cook's findings on scurvy, it is the detailed notes by Desperrières that make the essay an informative addition to the history of nautical medicine. Desperrières stakes his claim to promoting vegetable antiscorbutics, confidently asserting his trials preceded the first voyage of Captain Cook by some years. He lists the vessels on which antiscorbutics were trialled in 1759, and claims his success was followed by that of Cook: 'braver impunément la mer avec le régime végetal, crosier dans l'Inde, sue le côtes de Salé, &c. &c. sans perdre un seul home. Il n'est donc pas étonnant pue M. Cook ait conservé son Equipage avec les mêmes moyens'. Further details of the trial voyages are provided in the preceding essay, so challenging English priority in successfully preventing scurvy at sea.

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        El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha

      Don Joaquin Ibarra 1780 2 Parties en 4 volumes in - 4 (310 x 240 mm), veau porphyre, dos à six nerfs orné, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin rouge, dentelle entourant les plats, roulette sur les coupes, tranches dorées (reliure d'époque). Premier tirage de cette célèbre édition, ornée de 36 figures, dont 4 frontispices et 1 portrait de l'auteur, par Joseph del Castillo, Antonio Carnicero, etc, gravés par Manuel Salvador y Carmona, Geronimo Gil, etc, ainsi que d'une Carte sur double page, 14 lettres ornées, 25 vignettes et 20 culs - de - lampe. Ex - libris P. Guy Pellion, et Jose Luis y Beatriz Plaza. Très bel exemplaire. (quelques rousseurs éparses, quelques piqûres sur les tranches). / / 2 Parts bound in 4 quarto volumes (310 x 240 mm), porphyre calf, spine tooled raised on six bands, red morocco labels, gilt dentelle border on covers, roll on turns - in, gilt edges (contemporary binding). First printing of this famous edition, illustrated with 36 plates, including 4 frontispieces and 1 portrait of the author, by Joseph del Castillo, Antonio Carnicero, etc, engraved by Manuel Salvador y Carmona, Geronimo Gil, etc, and with 1 Map on double page, 14 decorated letters, 25 vignettes and 20 culs - de - lampe. Ex - libris P. Guy Pellion, and Jose Luis y Beatriz Plaza. Very fine copy. (some scattered spots, some spots on edges).

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        Original manuscript catalogue of Books in Mr Christian's Library , August 1780, Mr John Christian's Account from February to August 1772

      Cumberland: (Workington Hall?), 1780. Tall folio; 405 x 160 mm., 20 pp. (eight of which are blank), manuscript in ink; sewn in old wrappers entitled "Catalogue Books Aug 1780 Many added since" The Christian family's reading. A remarkable insight on the Bounty mutineer's family and intellectual background: the original manuscript catalogue of the library of his cousin John Christian (later Christian Curwen, 1756-1828). John Christian's library, which included about 550 volumes, can be seen to have been dominated by works in the category of 'History, Lives, Novels etc', with as yet few books on agriculture, in which Christian/Curwen, later founder of the Agricultural Society, was later to take such an interest. The library inventory is enlightening for the perspective it provides of the family background of the famous Bounty mutineer. The Christian family were descended from the prominent Christians of Milntown in the Isle of Man, but had been settled in Cumberland for three generations by the time John Christian was born. The family were well-read and educated: Fletcher Christian's uncle Ewan Christian was a barrister, and his elder brother Edward a prominent jurist and Downing professor of laws at Cambridge. The catalogue is accompanied by a single leaf titled on the verso "Mr John Christian's Account from February to August 1772…", receipted at the foot by Humphry Christian, and an original photographic reproduction of the Christian family memorial plaque erected at Milntown in 1922, setting out the family lineage from 1380 to 1904. The account relates to John Christian's education and other costs, at the age of sixteen. They include some routine expenses (clothing, pocket money, hay for his horse), others less so ("Mourning Cloaths for Princess Dowager of Wales") - but of most interest are his purchases of books: four are named (including Smart's Horace), at least one of which appears in the 1780 catalogue.

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        LA PYROTECHNIE PRATIQUE, ou Dialogues entre un Amateur des feux d'Artifice, pour le Spectacle, & un Jeune homme curieux de s'en instruire.

      Paris, L. Cellot, & Jombert fils jeune, 1780.FIRST EDITION 1780. French text, 8vo, approximately 200 x 120 mm, 8 x 4¾ inches, 1 folding table, 6 of 7 folding plates, (PLATE IV IS MISSING), pages: xxxviii, (2), 340 including explanation of the plates, bound in full antique calf, raised bands and gilt decoration to spine, gilt lettered morocco label, all edges red. Hinges cracked at tail, maximum 60 mm (2½ inches), lower hinge just starting to crack at head, covers holding firmly, tiny chip to leather on lower hinge, just showing on spine, some slight surface cracks to spine, very slight chipping to head and tail, covers show surface pitting, corners just slightly worn, inner paper hinges cracked, small early cutting about the publisher pasted to second endpaper, intermittent damp stains to lower corners and upper third of the page on title page and first 69 pages, Plate V has some large pale damp stains, the rest of the contents are clean, small closed tear and tiny chip to lower corner of title page. Binding tight and firm. A good copy (lacking 1 plate as noted). This is a scarce book covering a very wide range of recreational fireworks and how to make and use them. Chris Philip, A Bibliography of Firework Books, page 66, No.G120.1. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        COLLECTION DE DIFFERENS TRAITES SUR DES INSTRUMENS D'ASTRONOMIE, PHYSIQUE, &c. Contenant , I. La Description & l'Usage des Nouveaux Instrumens Circulaires a Reflection. II. Des Quadrants Astronomiques Mobiles. III. Des Nouveaux Barometres

      A Londres, W. Richardson, 1780.Portables, et de ceux a grande Echelle, &c. IV. Un Essai sur le Feu Elementaire, & sur la Chaleur des Corps (avec la Description des Nouveaux Thermometres). V. Sur les Collections d'Instrumens (d'Astronomie, de Geodesie, de Physique, &c), ordonnees par la Cour d'Espagne. VI. Sur le Nouveau Remede de Mr. Mudge pour la Toux. 1780, Text in French, 4to, approximately 260 x 205 mm, 10¼ x 8 inches, 3 folding engraved plates as required, with the first unnumbered and the other two numbered V and VI as in all copies, 1 illustration in the text, pages: [2], 2,18, [5], 22 - 86, [5], 88 - 164 [i.e.166], [7],166 - 192, [5],194 - 258, some errors of pagination but the text follows on, collated and guaranteed complete, separate dated title pages for each tract (some of which had been issued separately), pagination (with breaks) and register continuous, at the end are bound 2 mathematical articles in English by Francis Maseres, taken from Philosophical Transactions of 1778 and 1780. Bound in modern quarter calf over marbled sides, raised bands with blind rules and gilt lettered morocco label, new endpapers. Very small pale red library stamp on title page, repeated 8 times within, plus a larger black ink stamp of the Inner Temple Library on the lower margin of last page of the English section at the rear, not affecting text, title page very slightly chipped at upper and fore - edge, pale age - browning to margins of a few pages, 4 pages heavily browned and fore - edges a little brittle, occasional slight foxing, mostly to margins, small light brown stain to 1 upper margin, small closed tear to 1 upper margin, repaired neatly, small chip to fore - edge of 2 folding plates, loss to margin only, small closed tears to a few pages due to being brittle, but not affecting text. A good tight copy of a scarce work. A reissue, with its own collective title page of Part 2 of the two - part collection with the same title and the imprint: A Paris & Londres, 1775 - 80. Part I contained information on the construction and use of sextant and octants and was not reissued. Usually known by the French version of his name, J. H. de Magellan (1723 - 1790), descended from the explorer Ferdinand Magellan, was a Portuguese scientist whose work focused primarily on scientific instruments. He is credited with introducing English scientific instruments, and the work of Joseph Priestley to the scientific community in France. After travels throughout Europe he settled in England in 1764 to pursue his scientific studies. He was elected a member of the Royal Society of London in 1774 and was also a member of the Imperial Academy of Science in St. Petersburg, and of the Royal Academy of Madrid. As an instrument maker and designer, supplying the governments of Europe, he proposed changes and improvements to astronomical and nautical observation instruments such as the quarters of a circle (English sextants and octants), in the reflection circle, in the sextant and in the pendulum clock. As far as meteorological instruments are concerned, he put forward improvements in barometers, thermometers and presented a meteorographer. As regards physical instruments, worthy of mention are his improvements to Atwood?s machines and to the precision scale, very important for the advances of chemistry. In Traite V in our book he deals with astronomic clocks and watches, marine compasses, protection against lightning, and the theodolite. The final Traite is actually an extract from a letter from Magellan to a doctor friend in Paris describing the construction and use of a new inhaler or respirateur invented by a fellow member of the Royal Society, the physician John Mudge, and believed to cure infallibly catarrhal coughs. See: Henry Sotheran, Bibliotheca Chemico - Mathematica, Volume 2, page 559, No. 11272; Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Vol IX, page 5. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        A General Dictionary of the English Language. One Main Object of Which, is , to Establish a Plain and Permanent Standard of Pronunciation. To Which is Prefixed a Thetorical Grammar,

      Printed for J. Dodsley, London, England 1780 - Two volumes; 3/4 leather modern binding. I: [16], unnumbered pages (A through knuckled). II: unnumbered pages.(Lab through zotomy). Thomas Sheridan (1719-1788) was a Irish stage actor, an educator, and a major proponent of the 'elocution' movement. This dictionary, known as the 'Respelled Dictionary' was his major publication. Handsome two volume set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht (ca. 9 x 40 cm) auf einer Handwerkskundschaft der Maurer.

      . Kupferstich von F.L. Knöffler, um 1780, 33 x 46 cm.. Stopp DDR 123,1. - Ausgestellt auf den Maurergesellen Johann Heinrich Ölsch von Raumburg, datiert 7. Juni 1794. Die dekorative Rahmenkartusche mit dem gekrönten Stadtwappen und flankierenden Säulen mit Putten zeigt am unteren Rand eine große Vedute der Stadt. Friedrich Leberecht Knöfler (1745-1812) stach hauptsächlich Gelegenheitsgraphik. - Faltspuren, sonst breitrandig und wohl erhalten.

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        Gesamtansicht von Südwesten mit Schottenkirche, Maria am Gestade, Stephansdom und Michaelerkirche als Kopf eines Meisterbriefes.

      . Kupferstich von C. Conti, um 1780, 37 x 45 cm.. Stopp A 163,1. - Ausgefüllte und datierte (1801) Handwerkskundschaft mit Siegel. Faltspuren mit hinterlegten Löchlein und etwas stockfleckig.

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        Gesamtansicht (ca. 5 x 13,5 cm) als Kopf auf einer Handwerkskundschaft, mit Papiersiegel unten links.

      . Holzschnitt, um 1780, 19 x 29 cm.. Nicht bei Stopp. - Die seltene Kundschaft ausgefüllt (Herrn Friederich Hermann von Hannover) und datiert 28. März 1799. Mit den Unterschriften der beiden Obermeister und des Meisters. - Gut erhalten.

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        A Tour in Ireland: with General Observations on the Present State of that Kingdom: made in the Years 1776, 1777, and 1778. And brought down to the end of 1779. (Two Volume Set)

      Dublin: Printed By George Bonham for Messrs. Whitestone, Sleator, Sheppard, Williams, Burnet, Wilson, Jenkin, Wogan, Vallance, White, Beatty, Byrn and Burton, 1780. Complete matched set: Vol. 1 - xxxii introductory pages, 416 text pages, folding frontispiece; Vol. 2 in two parts w Pt 1 - 287 pages, Pt 2 - 232 pages, five-page index. A separate engraving of Young is laid in to volume two. Original leather covers with gilt titled red morocco spine labels. Sound bindings; hinges cracked. Clean pages; minor foxing to endpapers and frontispiece. Owner's name in the top margin of the title pages. Expected wear to covers. The Dublin printing by Bonham preceded Cadell's London edition. Arthur Young, a well-regarded agricultural writer, published tours of England, Ireland and France, which combined travel diaries with agricultural information and social commentary. His Tour of Ireland is the classic, authoritative examination of 18th century Irish life. . Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Landschaft mit großem Kräuterwerk, vorne ein Mädchen mit Heubündel im Arm.

      . Radierung, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin mit Wasserzeichen: GM. 27:36,7 cm. Literatur: Jentsch 227; Martens 85. - Im linken Rand leicht fleckig, mit kleiner geglätteter Knickfalte und mit kurzen restaurierten Einrissen im Oberrand, linker Rand mit schmalem Papierstreifen hinterlegt.. Seit 1780 war Carl Wilhelm Kolbe als Französischlehrer am Philantropin in Dessau tätig. 1781/84 war er zwischenzeitlich als Sekretär und Bibliothekar im Dienst des Ministers von Schulenburg-Kehnert in Berlin. Mit der Auflösung des Dessauer Instituts 1793 entschied sich Kolbe für ein Kunststudium und besuchte die Akademie in Berlin als Schüler von D.N. Chodowiecki (1726-1801) und A.J. Carstens (1754-1798). Bereits 1795 wurde er hier als ordentliches Mitglied aufgenommen. 1798 kehrte er nach Dessau zurück und wurde zum Hofkupferstecher ernannt und als Französisch- und Zeichenlehrer an der Hauptschule eingestellt. Der ursprüngliche Plan, ihn zusammen mit J.F.A. Tischbein (1750-1812) an eine neu zu errichtende Akademie in Dessau zu berufen, scheiterte. Auch nach Gründung der Chalcographischen Gesellschaft fand er dort wegen seiner Eigenwilligkeit kein Tätigkeitsfeld. Der Auftrag für die Gessnersche Buchhandlung, Landschaftsbilder von S. Gessner (1730-1788) zu radieren, hatte zur Folge, daß Kolbe von 1805-1808 in Zürich arbeitete. Danach lebte er, seit 1829 im Ruhestand, bis zu seinem Tod in Dessau.

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        "Vue de la ville de Saint-Gall, prise du chemin de Zurich". Gesamtansicht.

      . Kupferstich von Nee nach Perignon aus "Zurlauben", 1780, 21,5 x 35 cm..

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        Particular Draughts of some of the chief African Islands in the mediterranian, as also in the Atlantic and Ethiopic oceans

      London ca. 1780. Karte zeigt die Insel Malta mit Gozo, Teneriffa, Cap Verdischen Inseln, Madeira, St. Helena, the bay of Agoa de Saldanha, Dutch Fort am Cap der Guten Hoffnung und Table Bay mir Robin Island, altkoloriert, Kupferstich, 35 x 42,5. Zustand: Perfekt, dem Alter entsprechend

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