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        Miscellanies by the Honourable Daines Barrington

      London: J. Nichols , 1781. 4to, modern blindstamped full calf, morocco spine label, illustrated with 2 copper-engraved portraits, 5 tables, and 2 copper-engraved maps (one folding), iv, viii, 468, 471*-477*, [1], 473-540, 547-557, [1] pp.Some offsetting of plates and maps to opposing text pages; a fine copy in a fine modern binding. Daines Barrington (1727-1800) was a lawyer by training, but had a real passion for natural history and exploration. The contents of the present volume covers a broad range of subjects form the decay of trees in St. James Park to the musical talents of a young Mozart (includes an engraved portrait of Mozart). However, one of the most important articles in this collection is the first publication of Don Francisco Antonio Mourell's Journal of a voyage in 1775, to explore the northwest coast of America. Also included are tracts on the possibility of reaching the North Pole, which reprsents the results of inquires among whaling captains.

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        The History of the Isle of Wight [includes map]

      A Hamilton [printer], London, 1781, Full-Leather, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, First EditionSize: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall, And sold by R. Dodsley, T. Cadell, G. Robinson, R. Faulder, and G. Nicol: Collins and Co. Salisbury; and Burdon, at Winchester. Full leather covers with gilt decoration to borders and spine, bands to spine, spine label with gilt titles, coloured upper page edges, ribbon bookmark(detached). Marbled endpapers, title page with illustration, dedication to The King dated 4 June 1781, 4 page preface, 3 pages of contents, foldout map, 274pp, 10 pages of contents of appendices, clxii [162] page appendix, single page postscript. Includes large foldout coloured map, 12 double page illustrations/plates, 19 single page illustrations, vignettes (small illustrations) to title page and at chapter ends. Complete as issued. Moderate wear to boards and gilt (see photographs) with some chipping to leather along joints, some age shading to pages facing plates, some age spotting mostly confined to page margins, otherwise in excellent condition, complete, binding tight, boards well attached. Gorgeous illustrations. 2.52kg unpacked weight. Extensive photographs available of this beautiful, unusual and significant book.

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        Abrege Historique et Politique de L'Italie

      Yverdon 1781 - 4 vols. xxiv, 284; 308; 280; 312 p. Engraved frontispiece in volume one. Five pull-out genealogical charts in volume one, one chart in volume three, three charts in volume four. Half leather with pink boards, gold impressing on spines, green spine labels. Hinges loose on volume one and loosening on volume four. Some wear to boards. Minor foxing and staining, a few thumbprints. All text is clear and legible and the set is overall quite attractive. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dissertatio entomologica novas Insectorum species, cujus partem primam (-sextam; all published!) ... publice ventilandam exhibent ...

      Upsaliae, J. Edman, 1781-1791. 6 parts (bound in 1 volume). 8vo (206 x 165mm). pp. 28; (2), 29-52; (2), 53-68, (2); (2), 69-84; (2), 85-106; (4), 107-130, with 6 (1 folded) engraved plates. Later half calf, gilt-lettered spine with 5 raised bands. Carl Peter Thunberg (1743-1828, Swedish botanist and explorer) was one of the greatest and most famous pupils of Linnaeus. After long and successful journeys (including 15 months through Japan and 3 years through South Africa), Thunberg succeeded Linnaeus as professor at the University of Uppsala. Numerous dissertations were defended by pupils of Thunberg, which were usually the work of Thunberg himself and are often attributed to him. A complete set of the dissertations on NEW INSECT SPECIES by (I:) S.N. Casstroem, (II:) J.M. Ekelund, (III:) D. Lundahl, (IV:) C.P. Engstroem, (V:) J.O. Noraeus, and (VI:) A.J. Lagus. These treatises are one of the two most important entomological series, dealing with exotic insects, especially from South Africa, together with their original descriptions. Most of the insects described in the present dissertations are insects from South Africa (Cape of Good Hope) and some of Japan.//Provenance: Japanese monogram of Kikumaro Okano on title-pages.//Hagen II, 220; Horn & Schenkling 22120.

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        ALS] David Brewster (1761-1868)

      - [ALS] David Brewster (1781-1868). (3) p. manuscript letter by Brewster signed and dated July 22, 1853, from St. Leonard’s College, University of St. Andrews, measuring approx. 7" x 8 5/8" folded in half, tipped onto a blank sheet. Presumably to Sir John [Herschel], friend and collaborator requesting his opinion regarding a vacant 15 year old house. (from the Captain Pleadwell Collection).

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        Fürstlich-Löwensteinische beurkundete Nachricht für das Publikum von der wahren Beschaffenheit des Wertheimischen Simultanei in Possessorio et Petitorio, wie auch von dem am 17ten Juni dieses Jahres verübten Gräflich-Löwensteinischen Landfriedensbruch, und dabey angestifteten blutigen Aufruhr. 1 gestoch. Plan (Taubertal v. Waldhausen bis Wertheim) --- UND: Erste Fortsetzung der fürstlich-Löwensteinischen beurkundeten Nachricht für das Publicum.....besonders die am 2ten Juni dieses Jahrs geschehene abscheuliche Proceßions-Störung und öffentliche Verlästerung der Catholischen Religion betreffend.

      o. O. u. Verlag, 1781 und 1782.. 4°. 3 Bll., 114, 184 S. u. 20, 88 S. Halbleder d. Zt.. Dokumentation des in den Jahren 1781 und 1782 stattgefundenen Aufruhrs durch den Grafen von Wertheim gegen die katholische Religion. - Vollständige Darstellung mit der Darstellung der Ereignisse des Jahres 1782.

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        Enumeratio Insectorum Austriae indigenorum.

      - Augustae Vindelicorum, E. Klett et Franck, 1781. 8vo (185 x 112mm). pp. (24), 548, (4), with 4 folded engraved plates. Contemporary boards, gilt spine with green gilt lettered label. A rather scarce work on the insects of Austria following the Linnaean system.Horn-Schenkling 19735. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Medicina Clinic, oder Handbuch der medicinischen Praxis.

      - Berlin, Christian Friedrich Himburg, 1781, 8°, XVI, 506 pp., mit schöner gestochener Titelvignette von D.Berger, Halbledereinband der Zeit; feines Exemplar. Sehr seltene erste deutsche Ausgabe! - Das Hauptwerk des berühmten Charité-Arztes, Leibmedicus zweier preußischer Könige. - First German Edeition. Selle was royal prussian court physician and presedent of the Medic-Surgical College. - Hirsch V, pp.219-220; ADB XXXII, p.682; Blake, p.413 (1788 Ed.) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Ed. E. Easton. Sarum (Salisbury), 1781 - . 20,5 cm. Frontispicio grabado por F. Bartolozzi, 4 h., 334 pág. y 2 lám. Enc. en pergamino reciente, lomera rotulada, cortes jaspeados. * Primera edición de este clásico de la caza. Aparece sin el nombre del autor, pero sí que está en la siguiente de 1782. Trata sobre los perros, la caza del zorro, la liebre, etc. Caza. Caça Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 inglés [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Thelyphthora; or, A Treatise on Female Ruin, in its Causes, Effects, Consequences, Prevention, and Remedy; considered on the Basis of the Divine Law: under the following Heads, viz. Marriage, Whoredom and Fornication, Adultery, Polygamy, Divorce

      London: J. Dodsley, 1781 - A defense of polygamy by a Methodist divine (1726-90), who believed that it was justified by Mosaic law and consistent with Christianity. The original edition appeared the year before in 2 volumes. "The publication in 1780 of his book, Thelyphthora, dealing with a topic which he no doubt thought it proper to entitle in the decent obscurity of a learned language, even though he elaborated the subtitle 'A Treatise of Female Ruin' under the heads of 'marriage, whoredom and fornication, adultery, polygamy, divorce'. Arising from his acquaintance with the plight of the unfortunate inmates of the Lock Hospital, Madan argued at length for the social benefits of polygamy. He realized the daring of what he was doing, calling himself in the preface to the first edition 'a Free-thinker, not in the usual sense of that word' (M. Madan, Thelyphthora, 2nd edn., 1.xv) and recognizing that some might think his subject better 'left under the clouds of obscurity . hidden from vulgar observation' (ibid., 1.xi). He disclaimed any advocacy of polygamy in terms of satisfying sexual appetite, but asserted that it was 'expedient in some cases, necessary in others' to prevent greater damage, citing in support the Mosaic injunctions of Exodus 22: 16 and Deuteronomy 22: 28-9. In doing so he alleged that while society still chose to recognize part of what he called 'God's law' in condemning fornication, adultery, and marriage within the bounds of consanguinity, it nevertheless saw fit to ignore the requirements of these verses. Realizing, however, that in the Christian dispensation he needed New Testament support, he also argued from such texts as 1 Corinthians 6: 15. His idiosyncrasies were not lacking in boldness, such that he could describe marriage as an outward 'human invention' (ibid., 1.24) and contrast divine ordinance and civil contract (ibid., 2.64). The crux of his case was expressed in a single sentence: 'Every man who has seduced a woman, whether with or without a promise of marriage, should be obliged to wed her publicly' (ibid., 2.67)." DNB (POLYGAMY) Second edition, considerably enlarged. 3 vols., 8vo. . Original boards, tan paper spine and blue boards; uncut. Spines worn, else fine. Very handsome [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Reisen durch die Alpen, nebst einem Versuche über die Naturgeschichte der Gegenden von Genf. Aus dem Französischen übers. und mit Anmerkungen bereichert (von J. S. Wyttenbach).

      Leipzig, Junius 1781 - 1788.. 4 in 2 Bänden. Mit gest. Titelvign., 2 gefalt. Kupferstichkarten und 14 (13 gefalt.) Kupfertafeln. XXVI, 1 Bl., 298 S., X, 1 Bl., 327 S.; VIII, 310 S., 2 Bll., 433 S. HLdr. d. Zt.. Carter/Muir 247 c; Poggendorff II, 755; Wäber I, 39; Zittel 82; Beringer 44; Lehner 296; Fromm 23656; Lonchamp 2615; DSB XII, 121. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Enthält größtenteils geologische Beobachtungen zur Gletscherbildung, Untersuchungen zum Wasser des Genfer Sees und von Gesteinsbildungen. - Horace Benedict de Saussure (1740-1799) gilt als einer der Begründer des Fachgebietes der Geologie und Mineralogie der Gebirge. Er bestieg als zweiter den Montblanc, stellte dessen Höhe fest und leitete damit die alpine Touristik ein. Seine Bedeutung für die Geologie liegt in der geologisch-physikalischen Betrachtungsweise und im Einsatz der von ihm entwickelten Messinstrumente (z.B. Haarhygrometer zur Feuchtigkeitsbestimmung). Die von ihm durchgeführten Experimente machen ihn zum ersten experimentellen Forscher auf dem Gebiet der Petrologie. Das Hauptfeld seiner wissenschaftlichen Tätigkeit liegt in der Umgebung des Montblanc und in den Walliser Alpen. - Er hat aber auch "die Schönheiten der Hochalpen voll erfasst und aufgezeigt, und so ist denn der landschaftlich beschreibende Teil seines Werkes im alpinen Schrifttum einzig auf lange Zeit hinaus" (Lehner). - Eine Tafel mit kleinem Einriss, etw. fleckig und gebräunt. Insgesamt sehr gutes Exemplar!

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        A Genealogical History of the Present Royal Families of Europe : the Stadtholders of the United States; and the Succession of the Popes ... Illustrated with Tables of Descent / by Mark Noble

      London : Printed For R. Baldwin; And Sold By Pearson And Rollason, Birmingham, 1781, Hardback, First EditionBookplate of Baroness & Countess Hastings, Hungerford. Contemporary half aniline calf over marble boards, very good. Raised bands with a contrasting gilt-blocked label. Bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and toned as with age.; 252 pages; Physical desc. : [4], 252p. , plate, tables : 8vo. Subject: Europe - Kings and rulers - Genealogy - Early works to 1800. The verso of the prefatory leaf (A2) contains three lines of errata. ESTC citation no. : T136142. Notes: United States = United Provinces.

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        Medicina Clinic, oder Handbuch der medicinischen Praxis.

      . Berlin, Christian Friedrich Himburg, 1781, 8°, XVI, 506 pp., mit schöner gestochener Titelvignette von D.Berger, Halbledereinband der Zeit; feines Exemplar.. Sehr seltene erste deutsche Ausgabe! - Das Hauptwerk des berühmten Charite-Arztes, Leibmedicus zweier preußischer Könige. - First German Edeition. Selle was royal prussian court physician and presedent of the Medic-Surgical College. - Hirsch V, pp.219-220; ADB XXXII, p.682; Blake, p.413 (1788 Ed.)

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      - LA RICHESSE DES VIGNOBLES, partie des vins, formant le complément de la nouvelle manipulation générale des vins, & contenant 1. la description d'une nouvelle fouloire économique à double usage; 2. les principales expérience de la nouvelle manipulation des vins en France & dans les pays étrangers & notament sur les vins les plus fins de la Bourgogne & de la Champagne; 3. le procédé pour la manipulation & l’amélioration des vins; 4. un moyen particulier pour les conserver & non pour le raccommoder ou rétablir, avec quelques éclaircissemens sur l’usage de ce moyen. Paris, 1781, 20 x 12.5 cm. (8 x 5 inches), 28 + 32 + (4) + 30 + (2) + 14 + 24 + 12 + 32 + 6 pages, modern full calf, new endpapers, very faint but large water-staining of first 8 leaves of first section & first 4 leaves of second section, faint stain in bottom corner of approx. half the volume, otherwise a very clean & sound copy, one leaf signed by Author as usual. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        War Date! Col. William Harrison to Gen. George Rogers Clark regarding military readiness ? just one year later, Harrison would be burned at the stake fighting Indians

      "Autograph Letter Signed ?Will. Harrison,? 1 page, 8? x 12.75?. Xings [Stewarts Crossings, Pennsylvania], May 22, 1781. To General [George Rogers] Clark. Tiny paper loss at upper first ?L? of signature. Tape stain on verso shows through in blank left margin. Minor flaws. Expertly mended on verso. Very Good condition. In full, ?I Recd yours yesterday pr express, for not answering which immediately. I hope to be excusd as I was from Home & no Conveniency of Writing; one of the wagons you Speak of arrived yesterday at Col. Stephenson?s & Reports that the others were to be up that evening or this Day ?" I have left the Necessary Orders for their unloading at the New Store ?" for farther particulars I Refer you to My Le[tte]r of the 20th by Mr. Bradford ?" you may rely that every Nerve shall be exerted to have the Stores In Readiness as you Request. A Meeting of Westmoreland Co[un]ty is intendd at Captn Stokeley?s on Friday next ?" perhaps you may think it Necessary to be there. I am Sir your Very Hu[mb]le Servt Will Harrison. Nb. I am Credible Informd that about fifty excellent Bollocks as purchasd by a Certain Speculating Harris on the Branch & Sent to the glades of Yongn [Youngstown] to grase if you thought it Necessary & woud Indulg me with a party I woud tender him the Cash for them & if Refusd drive them away yrs WH.? During Dunmore's War in 1774, William Harrison (1740-1783) was a junior officer of a Ranger company commanded by Col. John Stephenson. In 1777, Harrison was Sheriff of, and later he was a Justice for Yohogania County. In 1779, Harrison was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of the Yohogania County militia. When Yohogania County was dissolved, Harrison acknowledged that he was a subject of Pennsylvania and a resident of Westmoreland County. Six months after Yorktown, a volunteer force was raised at Fort Pitt for a mounted attack on the Indian towns at Sandusky in the Ohio country. Harrison?s father-in-law, Col. William Crawford, was elected commander of the force. Harrison, then a Westmoreland County Militia Major, joined Crawford?s command. Wyandot and Delaware Indians, assisted by British rangers and renegade white Americans defeated the Pennsylvanians. Crawford and Harrison were among four taken prisoner; on June 16, 1782, Harrison and his father-in-law were burned at the stake. From the Collection of Henry E. Luhrs, including a typescript of this letter on stationery of the Lincoln Library, Shippenburg, Pennsylvania."

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        "Les nouvelles découvertes des Russes, entre l'Asie et l'Amérique, avec l'histoire de la conquête de la Sibérie, & du commerce des Russes & des Chinois."

      Paris: Hotel de Thou. 1781. "First edition in French, 4to, pp. [4], xxii, 314; 4 engraved folding maps and charts, 1 engraved folding view; nice copy in contemporary calf, gilt spine, red morocco label. Sabin 17310 citing the octavo edition of the same year. ""This work includes the main Russian discoveries and explorations made in northwestern America in their attempts to open communications with Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. Coxe made suggestions which led the Russians to promote expeditions of discovery to the northern parts of Siberia. His list of works on the subject, and his observations on the fur trade between the Russians and the Chinese, are very valuable"" (Hill, Pacific Voyages, p. 71, citing the first English edition of the previous year)."

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        Memoirs of Maximilian de Bethune, Duke of Sully, prime minister to Henry the Great. Containing the history of the life and reign of that monarch, ... Translated from the French. To which is added, the trial of Ravaillac, for the murder ... (Truncated)

      Dublin : printed by R. Marchbank, for Messrs. W. Watson, Sleater, Burnet, Colles, Moncrieffe, [and 11 others in Dublin], 1781, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, Fifth EditionFull Book Title: Memoirs of Maximilian de Bethune, Duke of Sully, prime minister to Henry the Great. Containing the history of the life and reign of that monarch, ... Translated from the French. To which is added, the trial of Ravaillac, for the murder of Henry the GreatVery good copies all, finely bound in full, contemporary aniline calf. Gilt cross bands with the gilt-blocked leather title labels. Minor, generalised wear to the extremities. An uncommonly good set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Referenced by: ESTC T118210. Complete in 6 volumes. Physical desc.: 6v.,plates : map,port. ; 12°. Notes: A very free adaptation by Pierre Mathurin de L'Ecluse des Loges. The dedication is signed by the translator: Charlotte Lennox, but it is said to have in fact been written by Samuel Johnson.

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      Lichfield. 1781.. vi,47pp., extra-illustrated with nine plates. Lacks the half title. Quarto. Modern paneled calf, boards and spine gilt, leather labels. Extremities lightly rubbed, boards lightly scuffed. Bright and clean internally. Very good. An extra-illustrated copy of the second edition, after the first of the same year, of this tribute to the unfortunate André. This edition includes verses "To Miss Seward" by W. Hayley. The added plates include portraits of the principal players in the story, including Major André, George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the author, as well as a print of the capture of André and of the elaborate funeral monument. Also tipped in is a copy of the satirical cartoon, "The Loss of Eden and Eden Lost," published in London in 1785, which mocks the easy treachery of Benedict Arnold. SABIN 79478. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 81-65b. ESTC T41383.

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        La Lila. XVIII.

      Paris: Chez l'auteur. 1781. - Copper engraving. Original colour. Presented in a handmade cream frame with gold leaf edging. Size: 205 × 330 mm. Mounted: 375 × 495 mm. Fine condition. This attractive copper engraving is from Buchoz's 'Collection Coloriée des plus belles variétés de Tulipes' in Pierre Buchoz's supplement to the work Collection des Fleurs de la Chine & de l'Europe, & de tout l'Ouvrage. Buchoz or Buc'hoz (1731-1807) was born in Metz. At the age of 28, he was appointed physician to the King of Poland, but left his post to pursue his interest in botany.

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