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        Journal of Captain Cook's Last Voyage to the Pacific Ocean

      London: E. Newberry, 1781. RARE COOK JOURNAL.Unauthorized account of Cook's Third Voyage, including the first description of Hawaii in a printed book and first appearance of a representation of the Murder of Capt. Cook at O-Why-ee The Second Edition(same year as first). Octavo in ontemporary full calf, raised bands with gilt lettering, marbled endpapers. Folding map reinforced at lower folds, 4 Plates, 2 folding, missing plate "Representation of the Heivah p.152. Text and plates extremely clean except Murder of Cook plate has a few foxing spots in the margins, not affecting the image. Photos on request. Full Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        THE ARMINIAN MAGAZINE FOR THE YEAR 1781. CONSISTING OF EXTRACTS AND ORIGINAL TREATISES ON UNIVERSAL REDEMPTION

      London: Printed by J. Paramore, [1781].. vi,680,[8]pp. Octavo. Disbound, with remnants of spine, scattered foxing and occasional annotations, moderate marginal handsoiling, a few small chips and tears; just a sound copy. The annual format for volume IV, consisting of 12 issues, the general title and Preface to the volume. The January number has a folding frontis, and Feb. - June have frontis portraits. Wesley's primary periodical forum for the Methodist revival, printing both prose and poetry sympathetic to the cause. Of particular note is the appearance in the December issue of three poems by Phillis Wheatley, in the first instance identified as by "Phillis Wheatley, a Negro": "On the Death of a Child, five years of Age," "On the Death of a young Gentleman" and "Thoughts on the Works of Providence." Although the poems are all reprinted from earlier appearances, they constitute one of the small handful of life- time appearances of her poems in periodical form. In line with his outspoken views on slavery, Wesley reprinted eight of Wheatley's poems (along with one misattribution) in the pages of his periodical, with some variations in their texts. The others did not appear until 1784, and whatever participation she may have had in the circumstances of their publication in this format is unknown. Carretta, PHILLIS WHEATLEY: BIOGRAPHY OF A GENIUS IN BONDAGE, p.188ff.

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        Försök till en Mineralogie, eller Mineral Rikets Upställning

      Finely engraved title with a vignette depicting mineralogists at work in the field. 25 p.l., 302, one leaf of errata (on recto) & ads (on verso). 8vo, cont. half-sheep & speckled boards, spine nicely & brightly gilt, contrasting leather lettering piece on spine. Stockholm: J.A. Carlbohm, 1781. Second edition, enlarged. "The posthumous second, final, and most complete edition of this important work on mineralogical chemistry...Cronstedt was the founder of the chemical system of mineralogy and the originator of systematic blow-pipe analysis. 'One of his greatest contributions to science was the treatise [the present book] in which he reformed mineralogy and classified minerals not merely according to their external properties, such as form, hardness, and color, but also according to their chemical composition.' (Weeks, p. 165)."-Neville, I, pp. 309-11. The first edition appeared in 1758. "In this essay he sought to lay the foundations for a new mineralogical system. Here, for the first time, he established the correct distinctions between simple minerals and rock minerals consisting of a mixture of several minerals."-D.S.B., III, p. 474. Very fine and fresh copy. ❧ Schuh, Mineralogy & Crystallography: A Biobibliography, 1469 to 1920, 1202-"This is one of the most important and influential works in mineralogy...Very scarce." .

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        ANDREW'S NEW TRAVELLING MAP, Of ENGLAND And WALES, from Actual Surveys, Exhibiting all the Turnpike and Principle Cross Roads with the Distances from Town to Town according to the Mile Stones & other exact Admensurations Rivers, Roman Stations with the Coast of France from Ostende to Brest and La Rochelle

      London:: John Andrews and J. Harris,. 1781.. Folded: 19.7 cm x 14.7 cm. Unfolded: 80 cm x 72 cm. 1 sheet, folded in 20 panels.. Linenbacked & hand-colored, housed in the original marbled paper slipcase, with printed paper title label to one side.. Map: some occasional fraying to linen at folds, with the odd seam. starting. Case: worn, albeit intact.. While many of Andrews' cartographic publications are listed on OCLC, this particular effort is absent.

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        FREE EXAMINATION Of The SOCINIAN EXPOSITION Of The PREFATORY VERSES Of St. JOHN's GOSPEL. [including] Appendix, Containing Observations on the Argument Advanced ... by Mr. Lindsey, Against the Doctrine of the Pre-existence of Christ

      London:: Printed for W. Flexney, Bookseller, opposite Grey's-Inn-Gate, Holburn.. 1781.. 16mo, gathered in 8s. 7-3/16" x 4-5/8". 1st edition. OCLC records 8 institutional holdings. [2], xviii, [19] - 115, [1 (blank)] pp. 'Appendix' with drop title, p. 97.. Period bindings of full light brown spotted calf with elaborate gilt decorated spine; dentelles & marbled paper eps. Pale yellow edge stain.. Light binding wear. Prior owner bookplate/signature. Overal, an. attractive Very Good Plus copy.. 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 & 37012. The price is for all 4 volumes.

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        Neue Abhandlung von der Civilbaukunst mit nützlichen Anmerkungen und Betrachtungen für junge Leute die sich dieser schönen Kunst widmen wollen. Aus dem Französischen ... mit einem Anhage von den Triglyphen vermehrt v. M. Kraft

      Nürnberg, Weigel 1781.. 2 Tle. in 1 Bd. kl.-4°. 6 S., 1 Bl., 48, 26 S., 1 Bl.; 2 Bll., 58 S. Mit 2 (1 mitpagin.) gest. Ziwschentit., 2 gest. Vign., 182 Kupfertaf. HLdr. d. Zt. Am Schluß im Burg wasserrandig. Vier Taf. ankoloriert. Einige alte hs. Eintragungen. Zweite deutsche Ausgabe.

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        DESCRIPTION TOPOGRAPHIQUE DE LA VIRGINIE, DE LA PENSYLVANIE, DU MARYLAND ET DE LA CAROLINE SEPTENTRIONALE

      Paris. 1781.. 68,[4]pp. plus two (of three) folding maps on one sheet and one folding table. Contemporary mottled calf, rebacked with most of original backstrip retained, gilt French coat of arms on boards. Boards rubbed and edgeworn. Bookplate of the Earls of Annandale on front free endpaper. Map backed on cloth. Early ownership signature of "Savary" on titlepage, ink notations on one page of text, armorial plate on front free endpaper with an apparent signature erased. Good. Lacks the map, "Carte de Environs du Fort Pitt et de la Nouvelle Province Indiana Dediee a M. Franklin." The first French edition. "Hutchins' work is one of the most valuable sources on the West during the British period. It is of particular interest for the Illinois country. The appended journal by Captain Kennedy describes his voyage up the Illinois River to its headwaters during July and August of 1773" - Streeter (1778 edition). Hutchins was the most accomplished geographer in America at the time, and his exact description of the regions west of the Alleghenies were the best available at the time of the Revolution. He produced a large map of the West at the same time he published this book, although they were not issued together. This French edition has an intriguing story behind it that warrants further research. It differs from the English edition in combining the two small maps of Kaskaskia and the Falls of the Ohio on a single sheet (present in this copy) and adds a larger folding map, "Carte de Environs du Fort Pitt et de la Nouvelle Province Indiana Dediee a M. Franklin" (lacking from this copy). On close examination, this proves to be a 1:1 reproduction, with captions in French, of a segment of the large map issued in London in 1778, about one-twelfth of the whole map, from the right center of the big map. Geographically this shows much of the present state of West Virginia, southwest Pennsylvania, and southeast Ohio. The French edition also differs from the British in containing an appendix with translations of all of the longer captions from the big British map of 1778. This copy bears the inscription on the titlepage: "Savary donné par [?] Oer. Consul." This is likely Jean Savary de Valcoulon, who made the acquaintance of Albert Gallatin when Gallatin was teaching at Harvard. "In his native Lyons, Savary had already failed in business and had achieved a reputation as an ardent supporter of the principles of the American Revolution. He had found a way to serve both his economic and his idealistic needs by becoming an agent of René Rapicault, a Frenchman who had advanced money and supplies to the State of Virginia during the Revolution War. Unfortunately for his mission, Savary was unable to speak or write English, and he clung like ivy to the Harvard tutor who was becoming fairly fluent in it. Savary spoke no English and proposed that Gallatin accompany him on a business trip as interpreter, and Gallatin eagerly accepted....they bought from several sources warrants for 120,000 acres of land in the Ohio River valley....One-quarter of this was to belong to Gallatin, with Savary obligingly advancing the money for the entire purchase" - Walters. Savary increased Gallatin's share to one-half, and in 1784 the pair embarked on an expedition to the Ohio and the Great Kanawha, the first time they were to cross the Alleghenies. The expedition ended disastrously. (See Walters for a lengthy account of the association betwen Savary and Gallatin.) In 1794, Gallatin sold the entire amount of claims which he held with Savary, without warranty of title, to Robert Morris, then a major speculator in western lands, for $4000 in Pennsylvania currency. Gallatin went on to become Secretary of the Treasury. Hutchins' DESCRIPTION TOPOGRAPHIQUE DE LA VIRGINIE... would have been of the greatest interest to Savary. How did this English book come to be translated and published, with these differences, in France in 1781, while England, France, and the United States were at war? The answer lies in the peculiar story of Hutchins. Although a native of America who grew up on the Pennsylvania frontier, Hutchins obtained a regular British army commission and saw extensive service during the French and Indian War. When the Revolution broke out he was in England, preparing his map and the accompanying TOPOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION.... In 1779 he resigned his commission rather than be sent to America to fight his countrymen, and later that year he was arrested for treasonable correspondence with Americans in France. At that time Franklin denied he knew Hutchins, a patent falsehood, since they had been well acquainted for years. After he was bailed out by powerful friends in England, Hutchins fled to France and made a bee-line for Franklin. He was in Paris in late 1780 when this translation was licensed on Nov. 15, and shortly thereafter left for America to become the "geographer to the United States by appointment to Congress." The lands that Hutchins chose to highlight happened to center on the land claimed by the Indiana Company, in which both Franklin and the French minister, Vergennes, had financial stakes. It seems clear that, far from not knowing each other, Hutchins and Franklin were not only in correspondence when the former was arrested, but they shared mutual land promotional interests which both the English and French editions of this book aided to some degree. Undoubtedly, much more remains to be discovered about this relationship and its role in promoting American lands in France. HOWES H846. SABIN 34055. JCB (1)III:2709. Raymond Walters, Jr., ALBERT GALLATIN JEFFERSONIAN FINANCIER AND DIPLOMAT, pp.15-25. Leo Schelbert, HISTORICAL DICTIONARY OF SWITZERLAND, p.123. John Austin Stevens, "Albert Gallatin" in AMERICAN STATESMEN, Vol. XIII.

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        ANNAPOLIS ROYAL...ST. MARY'S BAY

      London: J.F.W. Des Barres, in THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE, Jan. 1, 1781.. 31 3/4 x 47 inches. Etching with roulette work, with added hand color. Printed on two joined sheets. On laid paper with "J Bates" watermark and "JB" countermark. Fine. A print from THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE which charts the Annapolis Royal, with a coastal view of Gulliver's Hole and a descriptive text. THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE was the first great marine atlas, and one of the greatest achievements of 18th-century cartography. Published in England in 1774, it contains over 250 charts and views of the North American and Canadian coasts. The charts are intensely detailed and contain both hydrographical and topographical details. The ...NEPTUNE was compiled and published for the Royal Navy by Joseph F.W. Des Barres, a Swiss cartographer who joined the Royal American Regiment as a surveyor. Des Barres fought in the French and Indian wars and was enlisted to survey the Canadian coastline. While his fellow surveyor, Samuel Holland, charted the New England coast, Des Barres mapped the shoreline of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and the St. Lawrence River regions. In 1774, Des Barres returned to England where he compiled and published his monumental atlas. His dedication to the project was so strong that he published an updated version of the work every year until 1784. Des Barres' work was so superior to any other contemporary atlas that the maps were used as the standard charts of the East Coast for over fifty years. The ...NEPTUNE remains one of the most important atlases ever printed. Its views and maps chart the history of North America and allow us to glimpse a forgotten land long changed by the passage of time. This chart is an excellent 18th- century record of the first settlement in Canada. In 1605, two years before the first permanent British settlement at Jamestown, three years before the founding of Quebec, and fifteen years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, a small party of French explorers, led by Sieur de Monts, established Port Royal as the first settlement in Canada. The settlement was later renamed Annapolis Royal, which is the name assigned to it in Des Barres' chart. Spendlove, "J.F.W. Des Barres and The Atlantic Neptune" in THE FACE OF EARLY CANADA, pp.18-22. Debard, "The Family Origins of Joseph Fredericks Wallet Des Barres: A Riddle Finally Solved" in NOVA SCOTIA HISTORICAL REVIEW, Vol. 14, No. 2 (1994), p.15.

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        Annapolis Royal... St. Mary's Bay

      London: Published by J.F.W. Des Barres in 'The Atlantic Neptune', 1 January, 1781. Etching with added hand-colour. On laid paper with `J Bates' watermark and `JB' countermark. 31 3/4 x 47 inches. A fine print from 'The Atlantic Neptune' which charts the Annapolis Royal, with a coastal view of Gulliver's Hole and a descriptive text. 'The Atlantic Neptune' was the first great marine atlas, and one of the greatest achievements of eighteenth century cartography. Published in England in 1774, it contained over 250 charts and views of the North American and Canadian coasts. The charts were intensely detailed and contained both hydrographical and topographical details. The Neptune was compiled and published for the Royal Navy by Joseph F. W. Des Barres, a Swiss cartographer who joined the Royal American Regiment as a surveyor. Des Barres fought in the French and Indian wars and was enlisted to survey the Canadian coastline. While his fellow surveyor, Samuel Holland charted the New England coast, Des Barres mapped the shoreline of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and the St. Lawrence River regions. In 1774, Des Barres returned to England where he compiled and published his monumental atlas; his dedication to the project was so strong that he published an updated version of the work every year until 1784. Des Barres' work was so superior to any other contemporary atlas, that the maps were used as the standard charts of the East coast for over 50 years. The Neptune remains one of the most important atlases ever printed, its views and maps chart the history of North America and allow us to glimpse a forgotten land long changed by the passage of time. This chart is an excellent eighteenth century record of the first settlement in Canada. In 1605, two years before the first permanent English settlement at Jamestown, three years before the founding of Quebec, and fifteen years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, a small party of French explorers, led by Sieur de Monts, established Port Royal as the first settlement in Canada. The settlement was later renamed Annapolis Royal which is the name asigned to it in Des Barres chart. Spendlove, The Face of Early Canada, Chapter 4: "J.F.W. Des Barres and The Atlantic Neptune"; pp. 18-22; Debard, "The Family Origins of Joseph Fredericks Wallet DesBarres: A Riddle Finally Solved", Nova Scotia Historical Review, Vol 14, No. 2 (1994), p.15.

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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 of Henry the Great

      Dublin : printed by R. Marchbank, for Messrs. W. Watson, Sleater, Burnet, Colles, Moncrieffe, [and 11 others in Dublin], 1781. 5th Edition. 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. Very 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.

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        The Field of Mars: being an alphabetical digestion of the principal naval and military engagements in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America. Particularly of Great Britain and her allies, from the ninth century to the present period ... Selected from the best historians and journalists, and adjusted from the greatest authority ... To which is prefixed an essay on the art of war, and a comprehensive system of military and naval discipline

      London: printed for J. Macgowan, 1781. 2 volumes, quarto. (10 3/8 x 8 1/4 inches). Unpaginated with text in double columns, half-titles, 4pp. list of subscribers at the end of the text in vol.II. 2 emblematic frontispieces (one after Thomas Stothard), 59 engraved plates, plans and maps (3 folding). (Light worming, generally to the lower blank margins). Contemporary calf (rebacked, later endpapers, joints and spines worn, later endpapers). A work of its time which offers a combined survey of historical and contemporary military and naval events in an effort to direct the "dauntless spirit inherent in the breasts of the Sons of Albion and Hibernia" against France, Spain, Holland and the newly-independant United States of America First edition. Sabin mentions an edition of 1780 (without engravings) but this is probably an error: Lowndes mentions only the present edition and there are no OCLC records or auction records for a 1780 edition. There does not seem to have been any single required number of engravings for this edition: copies are listed as having sold with 52, 57, 70, and 58 engravings: the present example contains a total of 61 with no sign of anything having been removed. The preface starts well, mentioning that it is "the province of every Historian " to "preserve a perfect impartiality" but the editors swiftly show their true colours pointing out that in 1780 Britain was in conflict with not only "her Natural Enemies, France and Spain, but [also] with her late Unnatural Allies the Dutch, and her refractory North American Subjects, who ... have set up an Independence, under the protection of the united powers of their avowed Enemies, the French and the Spaniards, and [with] the concurrence of the treacherous and time-serving States of Holland, who ... now dare to support a contest the most unhappy that England was ever engaged in". In an apparent effort to raise moral, the work includes numerous historical entries for North American battles, seiges and military and naval engagments from the Seven Years' War and earlier (Annapolis Royal; Beauséjour; Fort Frontenac; Louisburg; Fort Necessity; Fort Niagara; Fort Pitt or Pittsburg; Quebec; The American Revolutionary War references include Bedford; Brandywine-Creek; Lake Champlain; Charlestown (in 1776 and 1780); Newhaven; Paulus Hook; Peeks-Hill; Penobscot; Saratoga; Ticonderoga (1758 and 1777); New York; etc. The title mentions a "prefixed ... essay on the art of war, and a comprehensive system of military and naval discipline": in reality the work includes an appended essay on fortification, as well as two alphabetical sections explaining naval and military terms. Cf. Lowndes I, p.796 (1801 edition); cf. Sabin 24297 (incorrectly dated 1780?, with no mention of plates, and mentioning the edition of 1801)

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        Thelyphthora; or, A Treatise on Female Ruin, in its Causes, Effects, Consequences, prevention, and Remedy; Considiered on the Basis of Divine Law. .Particularly Including an Examination of the Principlaes and Tendency of Stat. 26 Geo. II. c. 33 commonly called The Marriage Act

      London: J. Dodsley, 1781 - Controversial argument in favor of polygamy as compatible with Mosaic law and Christianity and an alternative to the evils of prostitution (WOMEN) The second edition, enlarged. 2 vols., 8vo. . Recent quarter brown morocco and marbled boards. Inoffensive traces of dampstains, else fine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Thelyphthora; or, A Treatise on Female Ruin, in its Causes, Effects, Consequences, prevention, and Remedy; Considiered on the Basis of Divine Law. ..Particularly Including an Examination of the Principlaes and Tendency of Stat. 26 Geo. II. c. 33 commonly called The Marriage Act

      London: J. Dodsley, 1781. (WOMEN) The second edition, enlarged. 2 vols., 8vo. . Recent quarter brown morocco and marbled boards. Inoffensive traces of dampstains, else fine . Controversial argument in favor of polygamy as compatible with Mosaic law and Christianity and an alternative to the evils of prostitution

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        MONODY On MAJOR ANDRE. By Miss Seward. (Author of the Elegy on Capt. Cook.) To Which Are Added LETTERS ADDRESSED To HER By Major Andr, in the Year 1769

      Lichfield:: Printed and Sold by J. Jackson, for the Author.. 1781.. 4to: ¹1 A3 [A4 = ¹1?] B - G4. 10-1/2" x 8-1/4". The Second Edition (NCBEL II, 682; Sabin 79478). SIGNED by the Author on p. 28. [2], vi, 47, [1] pp.. Later tan half-calf with marbled paper boards. Gilt title lettering to spine.. A VG+ copy, showing minor extremity wear & evidence of some. inconsequential worming @ base of spine.. Seward was a prominent woman of letters in her day, having, for example, the admiration of Wordsworth & Scott, and whose disapproval of Dr. Johnson is as well chronicled as her support of young writers of the era is, perhaps, under appreciated. & & This title, her second published, by the 'Swan of Lichfield' [as this poet is known] is a tribute to the suitor of her friend, Honoria Sneyd [stepmother to Maria Edgeworth]; said suitor having been executed, as a courier of information from Benedict Arnold to General Clinton, during the Revolutionary War by the Americans. The work's publication reportedly "brought her an apology from General Washington." Cf. Shattock. BRITISH WOMEN WRITERS, pp. 384-85. Uncommon title; last at auction in 1996.

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        A List of All the Officers of the Army:

      London: War-Office, 20 July,, 1781. Viz. The General and Field Officers; The Officers of the Several Troops, Regiments, Independent Companies, and Garrisons: with an Alphabetical Index to the Whole… Octavo (225 × 137 mm). Contemporary red morocco, spine elaborately gilt in compartments with floral tools, green morocco label, marbled endpapers, Greek key roll to boards, floral roll to turn-ins, and all edges gilt. Boards rubbed, some small abrasions, wear to head of spine, morocco label worn and chipped, contents clean and fresh. A very good copy. First edition. These eighteenth-century Army Lists are becoming harder and harder to find, and those for the years of the American War of Independence are particularly desirable. This is especially true when, as here, they are presented in the style of binding which seems to have been reserved by the War Office for presentation copies.

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        A Treatise on the Nature and Properties of Air, and other Permanently Elastic Fluids. To which is prefixed, an Introduction to Chymistry

      Three folding engraved plates of apparatus & a folding table. xii, 835, [9] pp. Large 4to, cont. sheep-backed marbled boards (some rubbing & minor wear to spine), spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. London: Printed for the Author, 1781. First edition, Matthew Boulton's copy with the later bookplate. With this book, "Cavallo switched his attention to the physics of the atmosphere and to the constitution of 'permanently elastic fluids.' Again his strengths appeared in instrumentation -- an improved air pump and a modified eudiometer -- and in smoothing the way for others. This time his course of self-instruction...was a judicious examination of contemporary work, particularly Priestley's, presented from a nondogmatic phlogistic point of view. He always retained a lively interest in pneumatic physics and chemistry, whose applications to ballooning and to medicine became subjects of two later books."­D.S.B., III, p. 153. Cavallo, while accepting the phlogiston theory, quotes Lavoisier's views as well. In this work, Cavallo also describes extensions of the experiments of Ingen-Housz on the influence of light on the growth of plants. Cavallo (1749-1809), the son of a Neapolitan physician, did all his scientific work in England and became a member of the Royal Society in 1779. A very good copy with a most appropriate provenance of this work concerned with chemistry, hydrostatics, and pneumatics. Dedicated to Sir Joseph Banks. Ex Bibliotheca Mechanica. Cole 236. Duveen, pp. 127-28. Partington, III, p. 300. .

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        History of Quadrupeds. BOUND With Genera of British Birds. (3 Vols bound as 2, complete)

      Fleet Street, London: B White, 1781 Tall 8vo, VG, 71 B&W plates, 1st & 2nd eds. In contemporary full brown calf, corners and edges a little bumped and worn, some marks. Spines, have been relaid, but retaining most of the old, raised bands, decorative gilt tooling, titles in gilt to green and red leather labels. Internally, board edges in gilt, some offsetting, Armorial bookplates of John Harrison to fpds, engraved titlepages. Vol 1, (xxiv), [1], 284 pp, 33 B&W plates (including the eng tp), 1 illustration within text. Vol 2, [2], 285-566 pp, [14] index, 22 plates, 1 illustration within text. Was an expansion on his 1771 -Synopsis of Quadrupeds- . BOUND WITH Genera of Birds, London B White, 1781, 2nd ed (1st was published in 1773), engraved title page with vignette, [6], [1], (ii-xxv), [1] explanation, [1], 2-68 pp, [2], 16 plates.Some light water staining and browning, not detracting. A very desirable set. (ESTC T113535 & T862. Brunet 489. Allibone 1553)Pennant, naturalist, traveller, and writer, who for one modern scholar should be considered ‘the leading British zoologist after Ray and before Darwin’ (Beer, vi). See ODNB

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        HISTORY OF QUADRUPEDS (Two Volumes)

      Printed for B.White,Fleet St. London, 1781-01-01. 2nd. Leather Bound. Very Good. 1/4 leather with marbled boards. Complete in two volumes. Total of 566 pages and 52 copperplate engravings of unusual animals. Edition not stated, but believe to be 2nd. Publishing date of 1781. This scarce classical works is handsomely illustrated and in very good condition. Additional pictures available upon request. Please email or call with any questions.

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        A Letter from Mr. Christian MayerÖ On the Going of a New Pendulum Clock

      London,: T. Becket, 1781.. Quarto, 19 pp., final page advertisement for a work by John Arnold, a few spots; very good in neat modern paper boards with morocco spine label. Very rare: one of very few publications to directly discuss the chronometers of John Arnold, and clearly published with his consent - and almost certainly with his involvement - this work was issued in very small numbers to puff the technical prowess of Arnold at a time when he was working on the revolution in chronometers that would culminate in "Arnold 36" of 1782, the first timepiece to actually be called a chronometer, and the forerunner of the viability of quantity production: by the mid-1780s 'Captains of the East India Company and the Royal Navy flocked to the chronometer factories' (Sobel, Longitude).Arnold (1736-1799) was the English watchmaker most responsible for making practical advances in the manufacture of chronometers. He had benefitted from the magnum opus of longitude, John Harrison's Principles of 1767, the publication of which was forced by Astronomer Royal Nevil Maskelyne, who first gave copies of the detailed plates to Larcum Kendall for the manufacture of K1, the chronometer taken on board Resolution for Cook's second voyage. Soon after, Maskelyne also gave a copy of Harrison's book to Arnold, who ultimately produced three chronometers which were also taken on board the Resolution. Kendall's was by far the superior timepiece, although Arnold's chances were not helped by the fact that one was allowed to go unwound (the fiery debate about whether this was the fault of William Wales helped fuel his acrimonious split with the Forsters).Arnold had a better business mind than Kendall, and was more aware of the practicalities of watch-design meaning that his "Arnold 36" of 1777 is considered the first modern chronometer. Arnold was also not only personally charming, but as this rare pamphlet neatly proves, a wonder at self-promotion. This work translates a laudatory essay by the German astronomer Christian Mayer, praising Arnold's work on a new pendulum clock at Manheim. The fact that this is in effect an extended advertisement is safely proven by the long translator's preface, which concludes triumphantly: 'While Mr. Arnold's improvements in clock-work may thus become serviceable to astronomers; that superior degree of perfection to which he had brought his Pocket Chronometers must be of the highest utility in geography and navigation... ships may now proceed on their voyages with a degree of certainty and expedition unhoped for and unknown to preceding navigators...'.

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        Freut euch ihr lieben Juden, Euch wird ein Freud geschehn. Bald sperrt man eure Buden, Und wehrt euchs Schachern gehn. Bald tragt ihr Schaufeln, Spaten, bald greift ihr Pflüge an; Und thut nur solche Thaten, die Abram auch gethan. Ihr lieben Juden! Oder Kurze Untersuchung der Frage: Ob die Juden nicht zur Handarbeit und Erlernung ehrlicher Professionen anzuhalten sind

      Prag, Schönfeld 1781.. 28 S. Karton d. Zt. Wernigg 2593; Menger 339; Bibliographical survey of Jewish Prague I/1, p. 90. - Sehr seltene antisemitische Schrift, über KVK in Deutschland nur ein Exemplar in der Staatsbibliothek Bamberg nachweisbar (weitere in der New York Public Library und in der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek; die Tschechische Nationalbibliothek nur mit einer Fotokopie). - Der unbekannt gebliebene Pamphletist will Juden enteignen, sie vom Handel ausschließen und fordert gar nichtjüdische Geschäftsinhaber auf, Juden nichts mehr zu verkaufen. Die jüdische Bevölkerung soll weiterhin zum Militärdienst verpflichtet werden und ausschließlich ihr Einkommen in der Landwirtschaft und körperlicher Arbeit suchen. Die Religionsausübung bleibt zwar gestattet, unterliegt aber strengen Regeln und einer eingehenden Beobachtung. - Etwas fleckig. Titel gebräunt, am oberen Rand mit Nummer und etwas Papierabrieb.

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        Viages de Enrique Wanton a las Tierras Incognitas Australes

      Madrid,: Antonio de Sacha, 1781-, 1785.. Four volumes, small quarto, with an engraved frontispiece in the first volume and twelve plates, contemporary manuscript annotations on first few pages; a handsome set in contemporary Spanish mottled calf, flat spines ornately gilt, double labels. A lovely set: this extraordinary work was first published in Venice in 1749 as a two-volume voyage to the "Land of the Apes", but this Spanish version not only translates the original work but also includes a completely new continuation of their adventures in the Southern Continent.This Spanish version by Don Gutierre JoaquÌn Vaca de Guzman y Manrique is famous for its remarkable series of engravings depicting the hybrid Australians. Interestingly, whilst the first two volumes are a reasonably accurate translation of Seriman's original, in the third and fourth he ignores the continuation to the "Land of the Dogs" first published in 1764 and instead substitutes his own work, satirising 'with great delicacy the customs and manners of Spain' (White).Bibliographical details of publication of this Spanish version are complex, and have not entirely been solved by White's good account. Put simply, many or even most sets contain a mixture of issues or editions. This is a coherent set in a matching original binding; the various volumes are dated between 1778 and 1785, but the name of the bookseller Don Bernardo Alber· appears consistently in the imprints.Davidson, 'A Book Collector's Notes', pp. 44-5; Gibson, 'St. Thomas More... with a Bibliography of Utopiana', 769; 'Monthly Review', XLVII (1772), pp. 501-6; White, Zaccaria Seriman 1709-1784, p.147, Edition 'H'.

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        Revolution de L´Amerique? auteur de l´Histoire Philosophique & Politique des Établissemens, du commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes

      Pro-Revolution essay, with Raynal´s portrait. 1781. London. Lockyer Davis. In 8vo (198 mm x 121 mm). Frontis + xiv + 1 ff. + 183. Contemporary calf, raised bands to spine, fleurons designs and ruled in gilt, brownish morocco lettering piece, rubbed. A remarkably fresh and clean copy, with only a few foxing spots. Variant of the first edition. Supposedly an ?unauthorized printing?; the work was published in Raynal´s famous ?Histoire philosophique et politique des Indes?. This edition embellished with the scarce engraved portrait of the author, bound as frontispiece. Raynal is arguably one of the most renowned and critic writers on the Spanish colonization of America. In this work, made to be a history of the American Revolution, he makes reflections on the present state and future of the region, and advising on the advantages of union, freedom and education. Although London is indicated as printing place, it is likely that the work was in fact printed in Paris. The correct chronology of this edition is somewhat complicated, some giving it as the first edition. Sabin, 68102.

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        Carte de l'OcÈan Pacifique

      Augsburg,: Tobie Conrad Lotter,, 1781.. Engraved map, 465 x 490 mm., with original handcoloured outlines; in fine condition, mounted. The first separately-issued map to show Hawaii: the panels of text beneath the map, in both French and German, mention the discovery of Hawaii and Cook's death.The text describes the map's origin, claiming that it is based on a map published in the Gentleman's Magazine of 1780. According to Forbes, the magazine 'published during 1780 important notices on the progress of Cook's Third Voyage, his death, and inter alia the existence of Hawaii'. The map from the Gentleman's Magazine was made by Thomas Kitchin the elder, and was published initially in July 1780 without marking the tracks of the voyage, and again in December of that year with the addition of Cook's route.Tobias Lotter (1717-1777) was an engraver and publisher who married into the long-established and respected map-making firm of Seutter of Vienna and Augsburg. His handsome map, with text in both French and German, shows the tracks of Cook and Clerke from Hawaii to the Northwest Coast of America and on to Kamchatka. It also shows Russian and Spanish routes in the Pacific.Lotter's map, and Kitchin's on which his was based, predated the first "official" map to show Hawaii which appeared with the official account of the voyage published in 1784. A chart showing Cook's discoveries in Hawaii did appear in John Rickman's surreptitious account of 1781, but it was the appearance of the official account of Cook's third voyage which resulted in a flood of maps delineating Cook's tracks and drawing particular attention to Hawaiiwhere the great navigator met his end.Not in Beddie.

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        Collections for the History of Worcestershire. 2 volume set including supplement

      London: T. Payne and Son. J. Robson, B. White, Leigh and Sotherby etc, 1781-1782 and 1799.. First Edition. Brown tooled leather cover. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued. Marbled eps. Cover lightly rubbed. Minor tear at fold of frontis fold out map. Plates clean and bright. Small tear to lower edge of title page of volume II. Aeg. Modern rebind. 440mm x 280mm (17" x 11"). xcii, 609pp;484pp; clxvii, + index; 104pp supplement. Folding map, titles with engraved vignette, dedications leaves, 13 facsimile leaves of Domesday book and 75 engraved plates and portraits and 26 pedigrees. Supplement published in 1799 by John White bound in with volume II.

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        A Sketch of the Environs of Charlestown in South Carolina

      [London: circa 1781]. Engraved map, uncoloured, on full sheet of laid paper. 18 lettered references. 16 1/8 x 21 3/4 inches. 25 x 33 3/8 inches. Important American Revolution battle plan showing the Siege of Charleston. This fine chart is from "The Atlantic Neptune," one of the finest large scale sea atlases of the United States and Canadian Atlantic coastline ever produced. The maps in the atlas were produce over a seven- year period (1775-82), and are well known for their accurate portrayal of various sounds, bays, bars, harbors as well as navigational hazards. This atlas was used extensively by the Royal Navy during the American Revolution. This second state of Des Barres chart of the environs of Charleston is much enlarged from the first state. Whereas the first state was published before news of Clinton's surrender, this second state depicts the entire siege from the landing to the final British surrender. The author's name and date have been deleted and the references have all been re-engraved and considerably increased in number and length. The coast lines and banks of the rivers and inlets, formerly in outline, are now brought into relief by a narrow band of shading. Numerous additional military and naval positions are inserted, as are roads and soundings. Later issues of the chart were published on Whatman wove paper, but the present example is on a full sheet of Bates laid paper. Stevens 163b; Nebenzahl, Bibliography of Printed Battle Plans of the American Revolution 79; Stevens and Tree 13b

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        THE YOUNG GENTLEMAN AND LADY'S PHILOSOPHY in a continued survey of the works of nature and art; by way of dialogue

      London, printed for W. Owen; and the Author, 1781-1782.. 3 volumes, complete set, 1781-1782. Volumes I and II are 3rd editions, corrected, dated 1781, and Volume III is a FIRST EDITION, dated 1782. 8vo, approximately 210 x 125 mm, 8¼ x 5 inches, VOLUME I: frontispiece and 34 engraved plates, 4 folding, (2 plates numbered VIII, 1 being the "appendage" to plate VIII, which are volvelles), pages (12), 408, (20); VOLUME II: frontispiece of Volume I repeated, and 20 engraved plates (numbered XXXIV-LII plus 1 unnumbered entitled Lyrichord), 2 folding, one a map of the Atlantic, pages (8), 421, (18); VOLUME III: 19 engraved plates, no frontispiece called for, pages (16), 366, (16), half-titles present in Volumes I and III, not called for in Volume II, each volume has index and directions to the binder at the end. Bound in full antique calf, gilt rules and gilt lettered morocco label to spine. Expertly rebacked with original worn backstrips laid on, original backstrips slightly chipped at head and tail and with some hair-line surface cracks, 1 label slightly chipped and repaired, covers slightly marked and with a few small stains, original endpapers retained and slightly browned at edges, slight offsetting onto text from some plates, some plates lightly browned especially at edges, some plate margins trimmed, occasional small pale stain, Volume I: light brown damp staining along edges of frontispiece and plate 1, affecting but in no way obscuring image, repeated on most plates but gradually reducing in size and strength, tiny ink stain to margin of 2 plates, tiny nick to top of 1 fold on 1 plate, 1 plate bound in upside down, small worm track to fore-edge starts page 375 and persists to the end of the volume increasing in size but never anywhere near the text or image (last 3 plates), all repaired very neatly; Volume II: fore-edge margin of frontispiece slightly trimmed, 55 mm (2¼ inch) split to fold on 1 plate, 2 text pages lightly browned; Volume III: 2 small pale damp stains to edges of plate 2, large closed tear to top corner of page 105, neatly repaired with no loss of text, some plate margins trimmed, a couple of gatherings lightly foxed. A good clean tight set. Benjamin Martin (1704-1782) a self-taught mathematician and astronomer from a humble background was one of the great popularisers of science in the mid 18th century. He was a devoted proponent of the systems of Newton and lectured around the country on experimental philosophy. In 1755 he settled in London as an optician and made optical instruments and spectacles. The first publication of The Young Gentleman and Lady's Philosophy, Volumes I and II, 1759-63, was in a journal founded by Martin himself, "General magazine of arts and sciences" which ran from 1755-1765. This was followed by the second edition in 1772 also 2 volumes. Volume I contains: the philosophy of the heavens and of the atmosphere. Volume II: I. The use of the celestial and terrestrial globes. II. The philosophy of light and colours, and the use of all sorts of optical instruments. III. The philosophy of sounds, music, and the organization of the ear. Volume III: a survey of the principal subjects of the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms, the last part including discussion of the make up of the earth near its surface and hydrostatic mechanic principles. The complete set of three volumes is quite scarce. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM GOVERNOR JOHN RUTLEDGE TO GENERAL NATHANAEL GREENE, DISCUSSING THE COURSE OF THE WAR]

      Captain Richardson's [Bloom Hill Plantation, S.C.]. Sept. 21, 1781.. 3pp., docketed on verso. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Small loss neatly repaired with tissue on verso. Light offsetting and soiling. Very good. In a large half morocco and cloth folder, spine gilt. Letter written by South Carolina Governor John Rutledge to General Nathanael Greene, exulting at the prospect of the war's end and arguing for the recapture of Charleston. In the latter part of the year 1781, after the troops under General Greene had recovered a part of the state, Governor John Rutledge (1739-1800) returned from North Carolina to reestablish civil government in his state. After the fall of Charleston, civilian government existed in the person of Rutledge and went where he went. He made headquarters for a time with Captain William Richardson at Bel-Air on the Bloom Hill Plantation (also sometimes known as "High Hills of the Santee"), since the British occupied Charleston until December 1782. The Governor writes: "I am rejoiced to find that Cornwallis & his Army are in so fair a way of being our prisoners - God grant that they soon may be & that the united forces employed against them may come & operate directly afterwards, against C:[harles] Town & Savannah, both of which places must quickly fall, before such an army. I presume the siege of N. York will not be attempted this season, it being so far advanced. However, if the enemy's force in Virginia, the Carolinas & Georgia is captured, peace will, probably, be offered this winter. We must, therefore, endeavor to get the force now in Virginia to C: Town, when they have accomplished the business in which they are at present engaged, & not suffer the French to return to the W. Indies, with the opinion of having done enough this campaign, in restoring freedom to the Old Dominion. [Francis] Marion says he thinks the enemy's coming up to the Fludds is only a bravado." A wonderful Revolutionary letter by an important figure in the War in the South, prefiguring the effect of the Yorktown campaign and American victory in the War.

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        AusfŸhrliche Beschreibung der Stadt Rom

      Altona 1781. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition, small 4to. Complete with all 15 folding engraved plates (including 3 maps), first map a little creased else all plates in exceptionally good condition (photos); bound in full contemporary sheep, gilt titling, raised bands. Spine ends slightly chipped and extremities rubbed. Very Good copy of this scarce travel classic.

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        Mémoires Sur La Dernière Guerre De L'Amérique Septentrionale, Entre La France Et L'Angleterre

      Yverdon: 1781., 1781. 3 Volumes. 12mo. pp. xli, [blank leaf], 184; 2 p.l., 308; 2 p.l., 379, [1]. complete with all 3 half-titles. 3 folding engraved maps & plans. woodcut title vignettes & ornaments. contemporary sprinkled calf (there are several small wormholes in the spines & some intermittent modest toning, but these are really minor imperfections - this is a very nice set). a few old neat red pen markings on large map. First Edition of the most important contemporary French authority on the Seven Years' War, written by a prominent participant in the conflict. A professional French soldier and engineer, Pouchot came to Canada in 1755 with the Béarn regiment. He was initially posted to Fort Frontenac (Kingston, Ontario), where the superior quality of the entrenchments which he constructed led Governor Vaudreuil to entrust him with the rebuilding of the defences of Fort Niagara. Following exemplary service in the capture of Chouagüen (Oswego) in 1756, Pouchot was appointed by Vaudreuil, on the advice of Montcalm, commandant of Fort Niagara, being the first officer in the French regular army to hold the post. In this position he managed to attract many Indian allies to the French cause and also effected the completion of the defences. Replaced in command by Captain Jean-Baptiste Mutigny de Vassan of the colonial regular troops through back-room intrigues, Pouchot next participated in the successful defence of Carillon (Ticonderoga) against James Abercromby in 1758. He was subsequently awarded two further pensions, was chosen to act as geographer for Governor Vaudreuil, acted as an adviser to Montcalm on the defence of Canada, and was reinvested with the command of Fort Niagara. However, in July of 1759, he was forced to surrender that major strategic French stronghold to Sir William Johnson. "The loss of Fort Niagara, believed by many to be impregnable, meant that the French had lost control of the vital portage linking Lake Ontario with the posts of the upper lakes." (DCB) Following an exchange of prisoners, Pouchot returned to Montreal, and early in March 1760, was given command of Fort Lévis (Galop Island in the St. Lawrence near Ogdensburg, New York). After an heroic defence against overwhelming odds, Pouchot surrendered this 250-man garrison to General Amherst in August of 1760, although he succeeded in delaying the British army's descent of the St. Lawrence River by thirteen days. Repatriated to France after the fall of Montreal, Pouchot found himself accused of having shared in the corruption that contributed to Canada's downfall. While his Mémoires were written hastily with motives of self-vindication and exaggerate his role in events, they are a valuable record of the war, particularly of the sieges of Forts Niagara and Lévis. Pouchot discusses the low morale of the French troops, the corruption in the colonial administration, notably the transgressions of Bigot, Cadet, Le Mercier, and Péan, and also provides, in the third volume, lengthy and detailed accounts of the topography of Canada, and native warfare, manners and customs. The engraved plates include a plan of Fort Niagara and Pouchot's defences, a map of part of the St. Lawrence, showing Fort Lévis, the adjacent islands and the position of Lord Amherst's flotilla, and a large map, entitled 'Carte des Frontières Françoises et Angloises dans le Canada depuis Montréal jusque au Fort Du Quesne'. Bell P460. Dionne II 849. Howes P-516 (incorrect pagination for Vol. III). JCB II 2724. Lande 716. Sabin 64707. Streeter II 1033. TPL 6586. Vlach 699. DCB III pp. 534-37. Story p. 659. Winsor V p. 616.. F.

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        A Tour through Monmouthshire and Wales [Signed by Grimm] Made in the months of June & July 1774 and in the months of June, July & August 1777

      Salisbury: E. Easton, 1781. First edition Revised and Enlarged. Hardcover. Very Good +. A Very Good + copy of the first revised and enlarged edition, first printing, bound in leather, with 5 raised bands to the spine, with the spine lettered and decorated in gilt and the boards lined at the edges, with blindstamped decorations adjacent to the gilt lines and cross-hatching in blind within, and with the closed edges of the page block being marbled; the second edition of this work, being revised and enlarged from the first edition [published anonymously as "A Gentleman's Tour through Monmouthshire and Wales" (T. Evans, 1775)]; complete with 16 engraved copper plates from paintings by Samuel Hieronymus Grimm who accompanied Wyndham on his 1777 journey; SIGNED AND CONTEMPORARILY DATED BY GRIMM ON THE TITLE PAGE: "S. H. Grimm / 1781". This is a Very Good + copy (expert repairs to the joints, some scuffing and wear to the boards, lacking a few of the delicate tissue guards, and with ruffling and short tears to the margins of the first plate -- not affecting the image -- and the title page, each of which extended beyond the edge of the closed page block. In addition to having been signed by Grimm, this copy has a marvelous Provenance. This copy belonged to Rev. Andrew Gother (1725-1793) -- presumably the book's first owner, and carries his signature to the title page. [Gother was the well-known rector of Shorwell on the Isle of Wright as well as a prosperous farmer and proprietor. On route to serve as a missionary in Africa, Gother was drowned off the southwest coast of Africa.] The book also belonged to the famed actor, and decorated US Naval Officer, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. -- from whose Estate the book came -- and carries his bookplate to the front pastedown. A REMARKABLE AND RARE COPY, SIGNED BY SAMUEL HIERONYMUS GRIMM, and with a marvelous Provenance. QUITE RARE.

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        Les Montagnes Volcaniques

      Paris: C.F. Schwan, 1781. Hardcover. Very Good. Paris: C.F. Schwan, 1781. 64 pp. plus fold out chart and copperplate-engraved illustration. Large 4to. French. Rebound in gloss black cloth. Gilt lettering on front board. Tight binding and solid boards. Tight binding and solid boards. A detailed scientific analysis of volcanic mountains including illustrations. Title page contains library stamps and notation in pen. Slight chipping and discoloration to pages. Scattered marks. Otherwise, pages in tact and relatively clean. A beautifully restored volume in superior condition.

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        (Daines) Miscellanies.

      London, Printed by J. Nichols..., 1781 . first edition, 4to., pp.iv+viii+557+[1], no pp.541-46 but with insert pp.471*-478* as issued, complete with 2 engraved portraits (one of Mozart aged 7), 2 engraved maps (1 folding) and 5 tables (1 folding), slight stain to head/gutter of a few prelims., title with an old repair, contents leaf with narrow strip cut from head of fore-edge margin, contents generally fresh; contemp. qtr. calf, marbled boards with fore-edges vellum, neatly rebacked with orig. label preserved, a good copy Hill pp.13-14; Lada-Mokarski 34. With a loosely-inserted ALs. from Barrington inserted. Dated from his home "Beckett July 29th 1774" it is a request to M. Garnier to provide General Melville with a letter of safe-conduct "to certify that he travels as an antiquarian, and not as a spy." In fact, General Robert Melville (1723-1809: see DNB) did undertake his proposed researches into ancient sites of military interest in France, but not until some years later. The volume includes Barrington's valued works on travel such as "The Possibilty of reaching the North Pole Discussed" and the "Journal of a Spanish Voyage in 1775, to explore the Western Coast of N. America" (the only contemporary account of Don Francisco Antonio Maurelle's voyage to Alaska), together with essays on natural history, the child prodigy Mozart, etc.

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        Verhandeling Over De Slangen en Adders die in het Landschap Drenthe.

      Amsterdam: Erven Houtuin and L. Huisingh, 1781. - 1st Edition with text in Dutch and French. 4to. pp. Engraved title page, [4], 372; 3 fine hand coloured plates. Contemporary mottled calf showing some slight restoration but an excellent copy with nice wide margins. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Ved F.

      W. Fhr. af W. J. Oversat af J. H. M. Köpenhamn, Nicolaus Møller, 1781. 8:o. XXIV,+ 334,+ (1) s.+ utvikbar tryckt tabell,+ utvikbar grav. karta. Titelbladet med graverad vinjett. Tryckt på tjockt papper. Enstaka rostfläckar i övre marginal. Samtida skinnband, något nött rikt guldornerad rygg med lätt upphöjda bind och beige titeletikett, rikt förgyllda pärmar och röda snitt. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. Setterwall 668. Dansk översättning gjord av Johan Hermann Mejer efter det tyska originalet, som utkom samma år. Frederik Vilhelm baron Wedel-Jarlsberg (1724-90) var dansk minister och godsägare med stora litterära intressen

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        Traité de la Construction des Vaisseaux, avec des Eclaircissemens & Démonstrations touchant l’Ouvrage intitulee: Architectura Navalis mercatoria, &c

      Brest: Chez R. Mallassis, Impremeur ordinaire du Roi & de la Marine. A Paris, Chez Durand, nevey, Libraire, rue Galande. Jombert, heune, Libraire, rue Dauphine, 1781. First edition in French of the 1768 original Swedish first edition. Covers with minimal wear, some browning to preliminary and terminal leaves, else fine. Quarto.

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        A Tour Through Monmouthshire and Wales Made in the Months of June, and July, 1774

      Salisbury: E Easton, 1781 And in the Months of June, July, and August, 1777. (31.3*3.5cm large paper copy). Bound in full tan calf, some marks top and bottom, corners and edges a little bumped and worn. Spine has attractive gilt tooling, raised bands, title in gilt to maroon leather label, joints cracked. Internally, 2 types of marbled endpapers, half title and lovely B&W frontis of the Aberglaslyn, (xii), 214pp, (1), 16 full sized plates as called for, some light offsetting. A lovely copy. Wyndham was chiefly a topographer, however his most celebrated publication was his Diary of the Late George Budd Dodington (1784). See ODNB for a full Bio. (ESTC T68768. Allibone 2876 for the 1st ed)

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        Manuscript Pennsylvania Document

      Philadelphia, 1781. unbound. Outstanding Revolutionary War Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Declaration signed by Joseph Reed, President of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania. A land grant to Joseph Alston, for "striking the sum of one hundred thousand pounds in bills of credit for the support of the Continental Army, by pledging the land known as Province Island...in the County of Philadephia...to be sold for gold and silver only...and no other money whatever...tract to be divided into 32 lots, leading from the wharfs on Delaware...to the Highest Bidders. Full vellum with all seals intact, 12 1/2 x 30 inches. March 25,1781. Very good.

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        VOYAGE PITTORESQUE OU DESCRIPTION DES ROYAMES DE NAPLES ET DE SICILIE.

      Clousier 1781-1786 OTTIMO ESEMPLARE IN PRIMA EDIZIONE del celebre lavoro del Saint-Non, considerato uno fra i più bei libri del Settecento francese. In Folio (mm.495x330). 4 VOLL. IN 5 TOMI. Tomo I: cc.nn.2, pp.num.14, (2), 252, con 50 tavv. f.t. di cui 3 carte geogr. Tomo II: cc.nn.2, pp.num.XXVIII, 283, (1), con 84 tavv. f.t. di cui 2 carte geogr. e la CELEBRE TAVOLA DEL "PHALLUS" a p.52. Tomo III: cc.nn.2, pp.num.IV, XL, 201, (1), pp.num.22 (comprese tra le pp.130 e 131) tra le quali presente una carta nn. posta fra le pp.6 e 7, con 65 tavv. f.t. comprese 3 carte geogr. + 1 carta geogr. aggiunta denominata «Carte Théodosienne». Tomo IV (I parte): cc.nn.2, pp.num.II, XVIII, cc.nn.2, 266 con 71 tavv. f.t. comprese 3 carte geogr. Tomo IV (II parte): cc.nn.2, pp.num.IV, cc.nn.1, pp.num. da 267 a 429, (1), con 35 tavv. f.t. PER UN TOTALE DI 305 BELLISSIME TAVOLE, anche grandi ripiegate, raffiguranti vedute, monumenti, rovine, oggetti d?arte, medagli,e carte geografiche, leggere sporadiche fioriture, PREGEVOLE LEGATURA COEVA IN VITELLO MARMORIZZATO, doppio tassello con titoli in oro al dorso, cornice dorata ai piatti, tagli dorati, imperfezioni alle cuffie e alle cerniere.

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        RACCOLTA DI SCRITTI di ?

      2 voll. in-16 (mm.120x60). Vol I- Notizie de' letterati mantovani raccolte in compendio da L. C. V. e pubblicati ne' diarj di Mantova dall'anno 1781 sino al 1793 con in fine l'indice alfabetico de' cognomi (Tit. manoscritto), pp. 26 (da p. 159 a p. 185). Segue : Compendio di notizie intorno ad alcuni illustri filologi mantovani, disposte per ordine alfabetico pp. 41 (da p. 127 a p. 168); Continuazione del supplemento di notizie intorno ad alcuni letterati mantovani ommesse ne' precedenti diarj pp. 34. Segue: Fine del supplemento di notizie intorno ad alcuni letterati mantovani ommessi ne' precedenti diarj pp. 50 (da p. 169 a p. 219). Segue: Indice manoscritto di 10 cc. n.n. valevole per tutta l'opera. Vol II- Notizie di Mantova pp. 27 (da p. 160 a p. 187). Segue: Discorso intorno alla città, e alla campagna mantovana pp. 17 (da p. 156 a p. 173). Segue: Ristretto di notizie intorno a più illustri pittori, scultori, architetti, e intagliatori mantovani, raccolte e disposte pe ordine alfabetico pp. 17 (da p. 155 a p. 172). Segue: Compendio di notizie intorno ai mantovani illustri per Santità disposte in ordine alfabetico pp. 29 (da p. 1 a p. 29). Segue: Notizie intorno ai mantovani morti in concetto di Santità dal secolo XI sino ai nostri tempi, estratte dal diario di Mantova dell'anno 1796 pp. 66 (da p. 1 a p. 66). Segue: Descrizione deglli assedj di Mantova dall'anno 590 sino al 1796. Parte prima pp. 24. Segue: Descrizione degli assedj di Mantova degli anni 1629 e 1630. Parte seconda pp. 28. Segue: Descrizione degli assedj di Mantova. Parte terza pp. 35 (da p. 141 a pò. 176). Segue : Indice manoscritto di cc. 6 n.n. valido per tutta l'opera. Nei due voll. nel margine inf. è posta una num. ms. che fa riferimento ai due indici ms. posti al fine. Leg. m.p. con fregi e tass. al d., tagli col. Rare opere del Volta qui raccolte senza nessuna indicazione di luogo di stampa e dell'editore. C. Volta (Mantova 1751-1823) è autore di un "Compendio cronologico-storico della storia di Mantova" pubblicato nel 1808 che contiene la storia della città dalle origini al 1328 il cui seguito fu poi portato a compimento da G. Arrivabene nella metà dell'Ottocento. [205]

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        Monody On Major Andre; By Miss Seward (author Of The Elegy On Capt. Cook) To Which Are Added Letters Addressed To Her By Major Andre In The Year 1769

      Lichfield, J. Jackson for the author, 1781. 2nd edition. Second edition. Signed by the author on page 28. Bound in half burgundy leather with marbled boards and end papers by Riviere. Fine condition. Hard Cover. Book condition: Fine. Signed by author

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        Collections for the History of Worcestershire. 2 volume set including supplement

      VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued. Marbled eps. Cover lightly rubbed. Minor tear at fold of frontis fold out map. Plates clean and bright. Small tear to lower edge of title page of volume II. Aeg. Modern rebind First Edition Brown tooled leather cover 440mm x 280mm (17" x 11"). xcii, 609pp;484pp; clxvii, + index; 104pp supplement. Folding map, titles with engraved vignette, dedications leaves, 13 facsimile leaves of Domesday book and 75 engraved plates and portraits and 26 pedigrees. Supplement published in 1799 by John White bound in with volume II.

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        Discorsi del Conte Pietro Verri dell'Instituto delle scienze di Bologna sull'indole del piacere e del dolore, sulla felicità e sulla economia politica. Riveduti ed accresciuti dall'autore

      presso G. Marelli 1781 In 8, pp. (18) + (4) + 100 + (4) + 101 - 183 + (7) + 185 - 394. Madaglione al f. con ritr. inc. Antico ex libri al verso del f. M. pl. coeva con tassello e fr. oro. Edizione definitiva che raccoglie tre opere precedentemente pubblicate a partire dal 1773. Questi discorsi rappresentano come forse meglio non si potrebbe, l'insieme delle passioni intelletuali di un illuminista, per ilo quale la ricerca tutta terrena della felicità presuppone l'analisi di se stessi  e si compie nella realtà concreta dei rapporti economici. Difatti, la struttura di quest'opera, non segue l'ordine cronologico di composizione delle opere, ma li struttura secondo l'idea filosofica di fondo che considera il tema della felicità un punto di passaggio, quasi una cerniera tra il piacere e l'economia. Einaudi, 5875. Goldsmiths, 12128. Kress Italian, 499. ITA

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        Nuova guida per la città di Torino.

      Torino, presso Onorato Derossi, 1781. 1781 In-16° (190x110mm), pp. 202,Brossura coeva blu. In barbe. Stemma sabaudo inciso su rame al titolo entro doppio filetto. Stemma in rame di Torino in testa alla p. 3. Ripiegata dopo la p. 166, pianta topografica estremamente precisa della città di Torino, disegnata ed incisa da Antonio Oliani. Prima edizione di ricercata guida di Torino redatta con estremo scrupolo informativo. In principio bibliografia dei volumi editi sino al 1781 "spettanti alla Storia della Città di Torino, e de' suoi contorni". Alla tavola incisa fa seguito, con autonomo frontespizio con stemma della città, la parte intitolata "Carta topografica della città di Torino", costituita dagli indici ricapitolativi. L'opera contiene, oltre alle indicazioni relative a chiese e palazzi, l'elenco degli "Architetti, Civili e Militari, Misuratori ed Agrimensori torinesi, ed abitanti nella medesima Città, approvati dalla Regia Università". Peyrot, Torino nei secoli, I, n. 216. Bovolato, Archivio Storico, pp. 309-310. Brayda-Coli-Sesia, "Ingegneri e architetti del Sei e Settecento in Piemonte", p. 72. Lozzi, 5406, note: "Raro". Manca al Manno.

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        L'Art des Accouchemens (2 Tomes - Complet)

      Méquignon 1781 2 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque pleine basane marron, dos à 5 nerfs orné, Chez Méquignon, Paris, 1781, lvj-610 pp. et xvj-422 pp., avec 14 planches dépliantes (5 au tome 1 et 9 au tome 2) Edition originale. Intéressant exemplaire de l'édition originale de ce grand classique de l'obstétrique, bien complet des 14 belles planches dépliantes (coiffes sup. élimées, coupes très lég. frottées, ex-libris de l'époque Labarère, bon état par ailleurs). Garrison-Morton, 6255 : "Baudelocque invented a pelvimeter and advanced the knowledge of pelvimetry and of the mechanism of labour. The external conjugate diameter is known as "Baudelocque's diameter". A la suite des travaux de Levret, Smellie et Solayrès, Baudelocque développa les progrès de l'obstétrique. Il détermina les mouvements du foetus dans le passage à travers le bassin, fixa les diamètres de cetet cavité et leurs rapports avec ceux de la tête du foetus. "Sans être éloquente, sa parole était claire, concise et facile". Le présent ouvrage, spécifiquement destiné aux médecins, est son ouvrage majeur. (cf Larousse, GDU, II, 384) Français

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        Compte rendu au Roi, au Mois de Janvier 1791.

      a Paris, De L'Imprimerie Royale, 1781. 1781 7 opere in un vol. in-4° antico (264x198mm), legatura coeva p. pelle marrone con dorso a 5 nervetti recante un titolo in oro su tassello rosso e, entro scomparti, filettature e fregi vegetali e floreali impressi in oro. Tagli in marmorizzatura verde, sguardie in marmorizzatura policroma. Eccezionale miscellanea di opere economiche di e su Necker, di primaria importanza per la storia delle finanze francesi, del colbertismo, ecc., quasi a ridosso della Rivoluzione; eccezion fatta per il "Compte rendu", che è nella seconda tiratura dell'edizione originale, per la quarta opera, "Observations modestes d'un citoyen", che è in seconda edizione, e per l'ultima, anch'essa in una reimpressione, tutte le restanti scritture figurano in edizione originale. Esemplare assai bello, presentante solo qualche lieve quanto usuale brunitura e fioritura. Comprende: 1) Jacques Necker, "Compte rendu au Roi, au Mois de Janvier 1791", a Paris, de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1781, pp. (4), 116. In principio, una tavola allegorica ripiegata incisa su rame con scene di ispirazione biblica attinte alla vicenda di Giuseppe (Giuseppe adombra l'identità di Necker stesso) entro padiglione sormontato da putti e recante al proprio interno altre raffigurazioni allegoriche. Una sestina in lingua francese è apposta in calce alla calcografia. Seguono una tavola ripiegata incisa su rame di "Allégorie pour le frontispice du Compte rendu au Roi par M. Necker" (il Tempio della Memoria con le Virtù che innalzano un obelisco piramidale in gloria di Necker; la dettagliata spiegazione dell'allegoria medesima è nel testo in calce alla tavola), un'altra calcografia ripiegata allegorica della fama immortale cui era destinato il nome di Necker presso il Tempio della Memoria, con raffigurazioni dell'Invidia delusa, della Gloria, ecc., e, infine, all'antiporta, una quarta e ultima calcografia con il busto di Necker che schiaccia un'allegoria dell'Invidia in forma di donna anguicrinita e reggente altri serpenti nella mano destra, chiaramente allusiva al trionfo della fama di Necker contro le malevolenze e le ostilità che gli erano state scagliate addosso. Tra le pp. 114-115, una tabella ripiegata delle entrate e delle spese del patrimonio regio, e, infine, una bella carta geografica della Francia incisa su rame e in bella acquerellatura coeva relativa alle gabelle delle singole regioni francesi, con chiarimenti testuali in calce, e, ancora, una "Carte des Traites" incisa su rame e colorata all'epoca all'acquerello. Ex-libris manoscritto settecentesco alla prima carta bianca. Stemma del Re di Francia coronato inciso su rame al frontespizio (l'opera è "imprimé par ordre de Sa Majesté"). Seconda tiratura dell'edizione originale del "Compte rendu" di Necker, il celebre banchiere ginevrino allora Ministro delle Finanze di Luigi XVI (in seguito alle dimissioni di Taboureau des Reaux) e padre di Madame de Staël. Nel 1781 apparvero due edizioni del "Compte rendu", una, la presente, con la dicitura tipografica "Imprimerie Royale" e l'altra con la dicitura "Imprimerie du Cabinet du Roi", ritenuta la prima tiratura delle prima edizione, impressa in limitato numero di copie per uso reale e non destinata al commercio. Necker rendeva per la prima volta pubblici alla popolazione francese i ragguardevoli risultati ottenuti nei cinque anni del suo ministero (diminuzione delle spese, semplificazione dell'apparato amministrativo, etc.), le modalità dell'amministrazione delle finanze statali e l'ammontare delle pensioni ed emolumenti di corte, suscitando così scontento e critiche all'interno della corte medesima, ostilità che comportarono, quattro mesi dopo, le sue dimissioni, malgrado l'enorme popolarità da lui incontrata presso il popolo. Rapidamente ristampato, il resoconto di Necker fu tradotto nelle principali lingue europee per la sua capitale importanza nella ricostruzione delle finanze francesi del tempo. "This must be the bestselling financial statement ever issued. Ironically, its very success caused Neckerìs downfall in the jealousy led too intrigues to discredit him in the eyes of the King. They succeeded, and Necker dismissed" (Carpenter). Scrive il New Palgrave (III, 620): "In 1781 Necker's famous Compte Rendu au Roi appeared, addressed rather to the public than to the head of the state. His popularity increased; the success of his report, the first of its class, though incomplete, was great". Sul "Compte rendu": Quérard, VI, 392. Kress, B-360. Montet, II, 230-36. Einaudi, 4094. Goldsmiths, 12183. Cioranescu, 47908. Carpenter, Economic Bestsellers, XXVIII. Black, 1158. L'Illuminismo francese alla Fondazione Feltrinelli, n. 725. 2) Charles Alexandre Calonne, "Les Comment", s.l. (Paris), s.n.t., s.d. (1781 ca.), pp. 25. Edizione originale di una delle più dure repliche al "Compte rendu" neckeriano, apparsa in forma anonima. Calonne (Douai, 1734-Parigi, 1802) indirizzò a Necker una serie di aspre critiche in merito all'economia e ai conti pubblici di Francia, dopo essergli subentrato nella carica (che mantenne dal novembre 1783 all'aprile 1787) di Ministro delle Finanze di Luigi XVI. Gli sforzi di Calonne per risolvere la crisi finanziaria nazionale e di porre rimedio al pesante deficit non incontrarono fortuna e suscitarono lo sfavore sia dei ceti aristocratici e della corte che del popolo, valendogli lo sferzante soprannome di "Monsieur Deficit". Destituito ed esiliato dal Re per il rapido aggravarsi della situazione economica il 18 aprile 1787, fuggì in Inghilterra allo scoppio della Rivoluzione e fece ritorno in Francia soltanto nell'anno della morte. Goldsmiths, 12168. 3) Anonimo, "Réflexions de M. de *****, adressées à M. Necker, sur son Compte rendu & sur son Mémoire de 1778", s.l. (Paris), s.n.t., s.d. (1781 ca.), pp. 58. Edizione originale. 4) [Robert de Saint Vincent], "Observations modestes d'un citoyen, sur les opérations de finances de M. Necker, et sur son compte rend, adressées à MM. les pacifiques Auteurs des Comment ? des Pourquoi ? & autres pamphlets anonymes. Novelle Édition, revue & corrigée", a Geneve, chez Antoine Philibert, 1781, pp. 49. Seconda edizione, contemporanea all'originale. "Polémique mêlée de considérations techniques. S. défend Necker et veut prouver que les moyens employés par le ministre étaient ""les mieux combinés"". Pour étayer sa discussion, S. considérera l"état des finances au moment où Necker les prit en charge ; la situation du royaume ; les améliorations et les économies résultant de son plan administratif; il se demandera si les emprunts étaient préféraables à l"augmentation des impôts" (INED 4066). Barbier, III, 608. Einaudi, 4963. Goldsmiths, 12200. INED, cit. 5) [Louis Antoine] Marchese Caraccioli, "Lettre du Marquis de Caraccioli a M. D'Alembert, Paris, Ier Mai 1781", s.l. (Paris), s.n.t., 1781, pp. 33. Edizione originale. Il Caraccioli (Parigi, 1721-ivi, 1803), discendente dalla nobile famiglia napoletana, fu militare e letterato. In buoni rapporti con diversi papi, fu, in Polonia, gran generale e primo Senatore del Regno grazie alla protezione del principe Wenceslas Rewski. Tornato in Francia, divenne brillante animatore di molti salotti e fecondo poligrafo, ma le alte frequentazioni e la ricchezza della sua produzione letteraria non gli impedirono di morire in povertà. Nei suoi scritti "on ne doit y chercher ni des vues profondes, ni un style brillant; mais ils respirent tout un grand respect pour la religion et pour la saine morale" (Tarabaud, voce "Caraccioli", in Michaud, "Biogr. universelle", VII, 102-103). 6) [J. M. Augeard], "Lettre d'un bon français a M. Necker", s.l. (Paris), s.n.t., s.d. (1781 ca.), pp. 41. Edizione originale, impressa anonimamente. Barbier, II, 1143. 7) Jacques Necker, "Éloge de Jean-Baptiste Colbert; Discours qui a remporté le Prix de l'Académie Françoise", a Paris, chez Jean-Baptiste Brunet, 1781, pp. 96, (1). Fregio floreale inciso su rame al frontespizio. Capilettera ornati, una testatina figurata incisa su rame alla p. 5 Riedizione di questo elogio di Colbert composto da Necker (la prima è del 1773). INED, 3360. Conlon, 73:1090. Kress, 6958. Goldsmiths, 10954. Higgs, 5713. Harris, cit. Non in Einaudi.

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        The Genera Insectorum of Linnaeus, exemplified by various specimens of English Insects drawn from nature./ Les Genres des Insectes de Linné; constatés par divers échantillons d'Insects d'Angleterre copiés d'après nature.

      Londres, J.Dixwell ..., 1781. 4to (260 x 210mm). pp. (4), xvii, (3), 371, (20), with 1 engraved frontispiece, 20 (1 folded) finely handcoloured engraved plates and 2 plain folded plates. Later green half calf, gilt lettered spine. The English and French text is printed in double columns. James Barbut (fl. 1776-1799) was a British naturalist and painter. He exhibited paintings at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. The original drawings for the above work were purchased by the Natural History Museum in London in 2000. The delicately handcoloured plates depict 299 insects. This attractive work is very similar to Harris' 'Exposition of English Insects', first published in the previous year. No details of the life and circumstances of James Barbut appear to have been recorded. Nissen ZBI, 220.

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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.

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