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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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        L'Orlando furioso di Lodovico Ariosto, T. I (, II, III e IV; comprende: I Cinque Canti attribuiti a messer Lodovico Ariosto i quali seguono la materia del Furioso)

      s.e. (ma: Giovanni Tommaso Masi) 1781 Elegante ed. ill., i cui rami furono in parte copiati da quella inglese del Baskerville - come dichiarato a piede delle tavv. interessate: 8 tratte da Cipriani, 3 da Moreau, 2 da Monnet e altrettante da Cochin, per un totale di 15 -, per essere poi nuovamente utilizzati nelle edd. del 1797 e del 1816, con l'eccezione dei frontespizi, sostituiti da altri tipografici; l'ed. immediatamente successiva, curata dal Poggiali, è peraltro assai differente da questa nel testo, nella grafia e nella grafica, apparendo veramente "ottocentesca" al paragone. L'opera è preceduta dalla dedica alla regina di Danimarca, che ricompensò l'editore con una medaglia d'oro, e dalla "Vita di Messer Lodovico Ariosto" scritta dal Barotti per l'ed. Pitteri del 1741; sono inclusi, come di consueto, i "Cinque canti" nonché le "Stanze del signor Luigi Gonzaga detto Rodomonte a messer Lodovico Ariosto". Vd. Guidi p. 112 per il l.d.s.; per Melzi 396 e Brunet p. 438 le tavv. non sono esaltanti; Gamba e Ferrazzi ignorano questa edizione. 4 voll. in 12o di pp. (4), XXIV, 440; 496; 458, (2); 487, (1), belle legg. coeve in m.p., dd. a 5 nervetti con titt. su tasselli e fregi floreali in oro agli scomparti, piatti in carta rossa; i voll. sono arricchiti da altrettanti frontespizi calcografici, raffiguranti il giudizio di Paride e incisi da Pompeo Lapi, dal ritratto dell'A. al primo vol. e dalle 46 belle tavv. preposte ai canti; ex-libris Ricasoli-Firidolfi al v. dei frontespizi. Legg. solide e discretamente conservate, fori di tarlo ben restaurati ai dd., piccole mancanze e segni di usura agli stessi dd. ed ai piatti, specie nel quarto vol.; cc. frequentemente brunite, con qualche traccia di umidità - mai disturbante - ma nel complesso più che discretamente conservate. Es. completo e assai attraente, in barbe.

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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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        History of Quadrupeds

      Fleet Street, London: B White, 1781 1st ed, 52 pls, VG, small 4to. Two volumes in modern quarter calf with marbled boards, corners lightly bumped and worn, some blind tooling. New spines, raised bands, blind and decorative gilt tooling, titles in gilt to maroon leather labels. Internally, new endpapers, engraved title pages, text block edges sprinkled red. Vol 1, (xxiv), [1], 2-284 pp, 32 plates, 1 engraved tp, 1 vignette. Vol 2, [2], 285-566 pp, [14] index, 22 plates, 1 engraved tp, 1 vignette. a2-4 a couple of small marginal repairs to each leaf, U2 with slight torn margin, some light offsetting and spotting. A nice set. (ESTC T113535. Lowndes 18128. Brunet 489. Allibone 1553). Was an expansion on his 1771, -Synopsis of Quadrupeds- . Pennant, naturalist, traveller, and writer, who for one modern scholar should be considered ‘the leading British zoologist after Ray and before Darwin’ (Beer, vi), contributed greatly to organizing, popularizing, and promoting the study of natural history. See ODNB

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        Scriptores Rei Rusticae Veteres Latini: Cato, Varro, Columella, Palladius. Quibus nunc accedit Vegetius de Mulo-Medicina et Gargilii Martialis Fragmentum. // 1.: M.Porcii Catonis de Re Rustica. Curante Jo. Matthia Gesnero. Mannhemii (Mannheim), Cura&Sumptibus, 1781. 1 Bl. mit "Gesamttitel"; 1 Bl. mit Tbl., S. 1-105,1; Seite 106-324 mit: M.Terentii Varronis: De Re Rustica. (Libri III). Curante Jo. Matthia Gesnero. Mannhemii (Mannheim), Cura&Sumptibus, 1781. // 2.: Palladii Rutil. Tauri Aemiliani - De Re Rustica. (Libri XIV). Curante Jo. Matthia Gesnero. Mannhemii (Mannheim), Cura&Sumptibus, 1781. // 3.: Vegetii Renati - Artis Veterinariae sive Mulomedicinae. Libri Quatuor. Curante Jo. Matthia Gesnero. Mannhemii (Mannheim), Cura&Sumptibus, 1781. Seite 1-305. // Seite 305-310: "Curae Boum Ex Corpore Gargilii Martialis". //+ weiter angebungen:// Seite 311 - 370: Ausoni Popmae de Instrumento Fundi.

      Schöner zeitgenössischer Halbledereinband mit Goldrückenprägung. Kl.8vo. Gutes, wohl erhaltenes Exemplar.

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        Antiquities & Scenery of the North of Scotland, in a series of letters, to Thomas Pennant

      London: Author, 1781 First and only edition, VG+. In early 1800s full brown tree calf with attractive gilt tooling, corners and edges bumped and worn very slightly. Spine, and labels worn slightly, decorative gilt tooling, titles in gilt to leather labels. Intricate gilt tooling to board edges and turn-ins, red marbled endpages, armorial bookplate to fpd (Johannes Patricius Crichton Stuart Marchio Bothoe - Marquess of Bute?), ink name to fep, engraved title page with the vignette of Castle Haven, [2], 173 pp, 21 plates (1 folding), plus vignette, [11] includes the plate list and errata, some very light offsetting, text block edges sprinkled yellow. A pleasing, very good copy with the plates being particularly clean. (ESTC T56850. Lowndes 1824. Allibone 1554. Larissa P Watkins - Burnessia 34). Cordiner, Scottish Episcopal clergyman and antiquary, whose significance centres on two publications: Antiquities and Scenery of the North of Scotland, in a Series of Letters to Thomas Pennant (1780) and Remarkable ruins and romantic prospects of north Britain. Both works, relying on visual and verbal description, were early contributions to the construction of a romantic image of the Scottish highlands; and both were conceived as supplements to Thomas Pennant's very successful Scottish tours of 1769 and 1772. See ODNB.

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        A General History of Connecticut, from its First Settlement under George Fenwick, Esq., to its Latest Period of Amity with Great Britain; including a Description of the Country, and many curious and interesting anecdotes

      London: Printed for the author, 1781.. x, 2, 2*, 3-436 pp. Contemporary tree calf, rebacked to style. First edition. Sabin 61209. Howes P262. Church 1183. Lowndes II: 472. Larned: 1006. ESTCT122416. Peters was the first to popularize. the term 'Blue Laws'. "An entertaining but wholly untrustworthy account of Connecticut by an exiled and embittered Tory. Fiction and fact are so run together in the narrative that their separation is well-nigh impossible. The most famous part of the book is the alleged code of New Haven laws popularly called "Blue laws, " (Larned, Literature of American History, p. 88). The entry in the Church Catalogue (V. 5, pp. 2317-2319) notes: "Peters, a native of Hebron Connecticut.. was a Loyalist during the Revolution. He made himself so obnoxious by his prominence and activity as such, that he was presented with a coat of tar and feathers and permitted to visit England for his health..[where he remained until 1802]. His apocryphal history of Connecticut is a remarkable tissue of misstatements and exaggerations, not to say of malicious falsehoods." Howes calls the work a "false and vicious misrepresentation." Sabin notes that the first edition is "very rare." Provenance: Illustrated bookplate of Justin George Turner (1898-1976), highly respected historian, author, and collector of Lincolniana, co-author of 'Mary Todd Lincoln: Her life and letters' and other works. Extremities rubbed, a few short tears to front flyleaf, bookplate on free front end-paper, neat ownership signature to title, clean with wide margins, a very good copy.

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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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        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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        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

      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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        Das Lob der Narrheit aus dem Lateinischen des Erasmus (von W. G. Becker). - Mit Kupfern von Chodowiecki.

      8°. 6 Bl., S. 13-238, 1 S. Nachricht für den Buchbinder. Mit einem gestochenen Porträt des Erasmus nach Holbein, einer Titelvignette und 6 gefalteten Tafeln mit 34 kleinen Darstellungen alle von D. Chodowiecki. Halblederband um 1920 mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und schwarzgeprägter Rückenverzierung auf 5 Bünden. Rümann 239. - Engelmann 369-374 und 377-378. - Erste Ausgabe mit den Kupfern Chodowieckis. - Eine seiner "besonders sensiblen" (Lanckoronska - Oehler II, 114) Arbeiten. - Vollkommen unbeschnittenes und ungeöffnetes Exemplar (Blattgrösse 12,5 x 19 cm).auf festem Büttenpapier, wie vom Drucker!. Einband an den Kanten leicht berieben. [3 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        L'art des accouchemens. Interleaved copy with annotations. 2 vols. in 5

      Mequignon l'aine Paris: Mequignon l'aine, 1781. BAUDELOCQUE, Jean Louis (1746-1810). l'Art des accouchemens. 8vo. Interleaved copy, 2 vols. in 5. lvi, 610; xvi, 422 pp., 14 engraved folding plates. Paris: Mequignon l'aine, 1781. 197 x 129 mm. Quarter green vellum c. 1781, titles in gilt on spines, marbled boards, a little rubbed, some hinges cracked, backstrip of one volume partly separated. Some occasional foxing, unobtrusive dampstain in upper corner of last volume, but very good. Annotated by an unknown physician acquaintance of Baudeloque. First Edition. Garrison-Morton 6255. Baudelocque invented a pelvimeter and advanced the technique of pelvic mensuration, the principles of which had been developed by Smellie. He taught that the antero-posterior diameter of the pelvis could be reliably estimated by measuring the external conjugate of the pelvis, now referred to as "Baudelocque's diameter." This copy was owned by an unknown physician acquaintance of Baudelocque, who presumably had it interleaved; his occasional annotations include the report of a personal conversation with Baudelocque (dated janvier 1805) regarding a case of umbilical hemorrhage in a 12-day-old infant. Cutter & Viets, pp. 90-91. Norman 138. Pybus 184.

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        Scriptores Rei Rusticae Veteres Latini: Cato, Varro, Columella, Palladius. Quibus nunc accedit Vegetius de Mulo-Medicina et Gargilii Martialis Fragmentum. // 1.: M.Porcii Catonis de Re Rustica. Curante Jo. Matthia Gesnero. Mannhemii (Mannheim), Cura&Sumptibus, 1781. 1 Bl. mit "Gesamttitel"; 1 Bl. mit Tbl., S. 1-105,1; Seite 106-324 mit: M.Terentii Varronis: De Re Rustica. (Libri III). Curante Jo. Matthia Gesnero. Mannhemii (Mannheim), Cura&Sumptibus, 1781. // 2.: Palladii Rutil. Tauri Aemiliani - De Re Rustica. (Libri XIV). Curante Jo. Matthia Gesnero. Mannhemii (Mannheim), Cura&Sumptibus, 1781. // 3.: Vegetii Renati - Artis Veterinariae sive Mulomedicinae. Libri Quatuor. Curante Jo. Matthia Gesnero. Mannhemii (Mannheim), Cura&Sumptibus, 1781. Seite 1-305. // Seite 305-310: "Curae Boum Ex Corpore Gargilii Martialis". //+ weiter angebungen:// Seite 311 - 370: Ausoni Popmae de Instrumento Fundi.

      Schöner zeitgenössischer Halbledereinband mit Goldrückenprägung. Kl.8vo. Gutes, wohl erhaltenes Exemplar.

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        Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets; With Critical Observations on Their Works

      C. Bathurst etc. London: C. Bathurst, etc., 1781. First Authorized and Separate Edition. Contemporary mottled calf, expertly recased. A near fine copy of this classic work by Johnson with occasional foxing, but overall a very clean, tight and attractive set. Portrait frontispiece of Johnson in Volume One is in the state with the publisher's imprint (Freeman does not give priority to this point of issue). A celebrated work, intimate and containing recollections and characterizations of many poets with whom Johnson new personally and therefore remains a striking personal account of shared experiences.

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        Afhandling om blåsröret, samt dess bruk och nytta wid kroppars undersökning, i synnerhet de mineraliske: öfwersatt ifrån latinska språket, med herr författarens tilläggningar.

      Sthlm, P. A. Brodin, 1781. 8:o. 76 s. & 1 utvikbar grav. plansch. Häftad i samtida gråpappomslag. Ryggen ngt blekt. Oskuren inlaga. Ett par revor och ett hål med mindre textförlust överst på titelbladet. Sporadiska fuktfläckar i övre marginalen och svaga lagerfläckar på en del håll.. Moström Torbern Bergman A bibliography of his works 174. Översatt av P. J. Hjelm och utgiven på dennes bekostnad. Med ett förord av författaren om denna översättnings tillkomst. Arbetet utkom på latin i Wien 1779 under titeln "Commentatio de tubo ferruminatorio". Den infördes något reviderad i andra delen av författarens "Opuscula physica et chemica" 1780 efter vilken denna översättning är utförd

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        The Journey to Snowdon

      Henry Hughes,London, 1781. Pp. ii, [i], 487, [8] . 26 plates. Modern half-leather, red label with gilt lettering on spine. Brown marbled boards. Interior is largely clean and bright. Also issued as A Tour in Wales Vol. II. Thomas Pennant (1726-98) was a renowned naturalist and antiquary from Flintshire. This work is widely seen as the best account of North Wales as it appeared to visitors in the late 18th Century. This volume is the second part of Pennant's Tours and mainly covers North-West Wales. Rare.

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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

      Printed for W. Flexney Bookseller opposite Grey's Inn Gate Holburn. 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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        Bibliotheque Orientale, ou dictionnaire universel, contenant tout ce qui connoitre les peuples de l'Orient; leurs histoires & traditions, tant fabuleuses que veritables; leurs religions & leurs sectes; leurs governemens, loix, politique, moeurs, coutumes; & les revolutions de leurs empires, etc. Nouvelle edition, reduite & augmente par M.D. [i.e. M. Desessarts].

      Paris: Chez Moutard..., 1781 - 1783.. 6 vols., 8vo, half-title to each vol., full cont. continental calf, spines gilt in compartments, green leather title and numbering labels, couple of minor flaws to free end-papers in a couple of volumes, minor scrapes to some covers, minor rubbing at top and base of a couple of spines, overall a very good and attractive crisp set.

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        Collections for the History of Worcestershire: 1st Ed.: Vol. 1 (of 2) & Supplement;

      London, printed by John Nichols, sold by T. Payne & Son, 1781 & 1799 (Supplement).. HARDBACKS, Vol. 1 - red full calf with gilt-embossed rules on covers and spine, gilt lettering on spine, gilt-embossed ornamental rules to inside margins of covers, marbled end-papers, frontispiece - large folding map, illustrated title-page, pages: xcii, 610, all edges gilt, original printed wrappers, pages: 300-316, plates 48 - including 13 of the domesday. Supplement in matching half-red calf with marbled boards, gilt embossed rules and lettering on spine, pages: 103, illus. 1, 268mm x 440mm (10.5" x 35.25"), hinges and corners a little rubbed, head and tail of supplement bumped and rubbed, some rubbing of the boards of Supplement, one page of supplement missing part of a corner (approx. 35mm x 111mm) not affecting text, a little off-setting of plates, otherwise a very fine, clean and bright pair. 7.3Kg. This is a heavy item and will incur additional postage.

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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

      Printed and Sold by J. Jackson for the Author. 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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        British Harmony Being a Collection of Antient Welsh Airs

      Ruabon & London: Author, 1781 British Harmony Being a Collection of Antient Welsh Airs The traditional remains of those originally sung by the Bards of Wales carefully compiled and now first published with some additional variations by John Parry inscribed with all due esteem and..... Printed and sold by John Parry, Ruabon, Denbighshire & P Hodgson at his Music-shop, Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London. The original paper cover/title page have been cleaned & re-bound/laid on top of brown buckram, hard cover with the title in gold to the spine. New end-papers and repairs to page 5. Overcasting into sections and re-sewing on four tapes all by Delrue. c 1781, (3), 38 leaves music scores, such titles as, Dynwared yr Eos, Sir Harry Ddu, Difyrwch Arglwyddes Owen's, Nos Calan etc. Some of the papers edges have worn away and there is some darkening to the inks, neither of which detract from this copy). John Parry-1710-1782. COPAC & (OCLC 435433302), TE Roberts/Eminent Welshmen p399. Uncommon in any condition.

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        Elementa artis obstetriciae.. Dedica all'Illustrissimo, Magnifico ac Celeberrimo Domino Domino Antonio Lib. Baroni De Storck, Domino in Jetelsee Augustissimo Imperatori a Consilius Aulicis..

      Vienna, Rudolphum Graeffer, 1781. Prima edizione latina. In 8vo, front. con vignetta incisa (tre puttini alati con gli strumenti dell'arte ostetricia in mano), seguono 2 pagine di Dedica e due di Prefatio non numerate, pp. 216, 8 di Index e di Errata non numerate 4 cc. n. n. (Index), front. con vign. + due tavv. in rame in b/n rip. in fine con varie figure di strumenti ginecologici, leg. orig. in t. pergamena rigida con titolo in oro su tassello al dorso, tagli leggermente spruzzati. Raro. Esemplare con un paio di macchie di umido alla legatura, minimi aloncini marginali alle primissime carte e cenni di leggero ingiallimento ad alcune di esse. Nell'insieme in buono stato di conservazione.

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        The Dutch Islands of St Eustatia, Saba and St Martins;

      London, 1781. Hand coloured engraved map, margins close as usual with right hand margin repaired. 8.5 x 11" One of the few early maps to clearly show Anguilla, St Barts and St Martin.

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        Ausführliche Beschreibung der Stadt Rom.

      Altona, J.D.A. Eckhardt, 1781. 4to. Cont. blue boards. Back worn. (14),356,(16) pp. and 15 folded engraved plates of which 3 are maps. Printed on good paper

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        ISTORIA DEL GRANDUCATO DI TOSCANA SOTTO IL GOVERNO DELLA CASA MEDICI.

      In-8 gr. (mm. 267x197), 5 voll., mz. pelle coeva con ang., filetti e tit. oro su tassello al dorso, pp. (6),lV,398; (4),480; (4),514; (4),411; (4),370; ben illustrati da: 8 tavv. inc. in rame, ciasc. con un medaglione dei Granduchi (recto e verso) + 5 grandi tavv. ripieg., delle quali 4 per l'albero genealogico e 1 per gli stemmi di Casa Medici. Storia del regno della famiglia Medici, da Cosimo I (1537) a Giovan Gastone (1737), preceduta da un quadro delle vicende della Toscana e soprattutto di Firenze, prima dell'ascesa dei Medici. L'opera e' dedicata al Granduca di Toscana Pietro Leopoldo che l'aveva commissionata. "Prima edizione". Cfr. Lozzi,II,5464 - Gamba,2592: ?Riputata istoria? - Moreni,I,409 - Brunet,II,1469 che cita le varie ediz. e la traduz. in francese di questa "ouvrage intéressant". Con solo qualche lieviss. fiorit. interc. nel t.; la p. 291 (di indice nel vol. V) con alone e picc. manc. margin., altrim. esempl. su carta distinta, ben conservato.

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        The London Medical Journal. By a Society of Physicians. Vol. I [and] Vol. II.

      London: Printed for the Authors by W. Richardson, 1781-82.. Two volumes bound in one. 8vo. iv, 444, (8, Index); iv, 426, (6, Index) pp. Recently rebacked in period style half calf over original marbled boards and preserving original corners, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered red label. Some wear to boards with occasional small losses to marbled paper, a few light marks, in very good condition overall. A collection of learned essays, reviews and theorising on all manner of diseases and complaints, from aneurysms, corns and epilepsy to improvements in surgery, tumours and the effects of sea water by many of the leading Doctors in Europe. According to ESTC the periodical was issued quarterly between 1781 and 1790. Evidently scarce, with none traced in auction records and with ESTC only recording one run of issues in the UK (BL) plus two in North America.

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        Opere... giusta le correzioni e aggiunte dell'autore nell'edizione di parigi del 1780. venezia, presso antonio zatta, 1781-83.

      Sedici volumi di cm. 17, pp. oltre 5000 complessive. Venezia, Zatta, 1781-83. Frontespizio inciso a ciascun volume con vignetta centrale, ritratto dell'autore all'antiporta del primo volume e moltissime incisioni in rame fuori testo, poste all'inizio di ciascun atto ed altrettante testate ad un terzo di pagina. Il tutto finemente inciso in rame. Bella legatura coeva in cartonato ricoperto di carta veneziana colorata e con etichette a stampa ai dorsi. Ogni volume è preservato in una scatola in cartoncino marmorizzato rigido (1900 ca.) con l'indicazione del tomo ed il titolo al dorso. Esemplare marginoso, genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Particolarmente nitida e vivace la parte incisa. Edizione stimata e fra le più complete della vasta produzione bibliografica di Metastasio. L'ampio apparato iconografico è opera di Zuliani, Damiotti, Dall'Acqua e Coratti. Cfr. Lapiccirella (n. 190): ""...eccezionale edizione artistica...""; Morazzoni p. 243.

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        Ausführliche Beschreibung der Stadt Rom.

      Altona, 1781. 4to. Cont.hcalf. Richly gilt back. (12), 28, 354, (14) pp. and 15 fold.engr.plates (among these 3 maps). Printed on good paper. Previously owned by "Chr.Molbech,Sorae 1802" (in his own hand).. A beautiful copy of the first edition of this charming work on the city of Rome.Georg Christian Adler (1734-1804) was a German theologian, whose main subject outside of the Church was that of ancient Rome. In 1775 he published Maternus von Cilano's work on ancient Rome, and in 1781 he published his own main work, "Ausführliche Beschreibung der Stadt Rom". This copy has belonged to one oft he most famous Danish literary histoorians, Christian Molbech, and bears his name, the year 1802 and "Soroe" (the year and city from which he graduated from high school, namely the renowned and famous "Sorø Akademi") in his own hand on front free end-paper. He became professor in history of art and director oft he Danish Royal Theatre. In 1839 he founded the Danish Historical Society and became the first editor of "Historisk Tidsskrift" ("Historical Magazine"), which is now one of the worlds oldest scientific historical magazines. His influence on Danish culture has been immense

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        Document handwritten and signed by General James Murray (1719-1794)

      Manuscript Fort St. Philips [Minorca]: Manuscript, 1781. One page warrant receipt signed by General James Murray and written in his hand, Governor of Minorca; dated December 10, 1781 reimbursement of half year contingencies fund. Measures 7-1/4" (width) x 8.75" (height). Docketing (old file reference writing) on reverse. Portion of lengthy watermark along edge of page. British General; joined the army in 1740, serving in the West Indies and Europe; went to Canada as an army officer in 1757, prominent at the siege of Louisburg (1758) and in crucial battle on the Plains of Abraham; Given command of Quebec and withstood the efforts of the French; made military governor of Quebec; after the Treaty of Paris (1763) became (1764) the first civil governor of Canada (called the Province of Quebec); His efforts to protect the French Canadians prepared the way for the Quebec Act (1774). English history.. Signed. First edition. Unbound. Very good condition.

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        Compte rendu au Roi, par M. Necker, directeur général des finances. Au mois de Janvier 1781. Imprimé par ordre de Sa Majesté

      Imprimerie Royale; a Londres: reimprime aux frais de G. Kearsley et T. Spilsbury Paris: Imprimerie Royale; a Londres: réimprimé aux frais de G. Kearsley [et] T. Spilsbury. 1781. First edition, 4to, pp. [4], 116; folding table, 2 hand-colored folding maps; contemporary and probably original calf-backed marbled boards, maroon morocco label on spine; joints cracked, spine ends chipped level with text block; a good, sound copy or better. Necker, the father of Mme de Stael, was the Geneva banker and Minister of Finance under Louis XVI. Kress B-361.

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        Enumeratio insectorum Austriae indigenorum.

      Augustae Vindelicorum, Vidua Erberhardi Klett, 1781. (24) + 548 + (4) p. With 4 engraved plates. Leather binding. Stamped with owner´s name

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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, 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. First published in 1771 as -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 light waterstaining 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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        Les Essais de Michel, Seigneur de Montaigne

      Amsterdam - Aux Depens de la Compagnie, 1781 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A good copy in the original binding of this well regarded edition of the famous essays. A complete three volume collection of 'Les Essais de Michel, Seigneur de Montaigne'. Written by Lord Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (February 1533 September 1592), one of the most influential writers of the French Renaissance, known for popularising the essay as a literary genre and is popularly thought of as the father of Modern Skepticism. He became famous for his effortless ability to merge serious intellectual speculation with casual anecdotes and autobiographyand his massive volume Essais contains, to this day, some of the most widely influential essays ever written. Montaigne was the first to use the term essay to refer to a short discussion of a topic in prose. In Renaissance France, an essai indicated a trial or an attempt; the verb essayer meant apprendre, connatre par exprience, prouver (to learn, to learn from experience, to try out or undergo). Montaigne covers a wide range of topics, each of which is illustrated with anecdotes, proverbs, sayings and quotations from classical authors in his library. His essays interweave the philosophical and the personal, and each in some way conveys Montaignes own experience, often reflecting his desire to know and express the constantly changing self. (University of Viginia)Includes a frontispiece to Volume I. Complete in three Volumes. Nouvelle Edition. In French. Condition: In gilt full calf bindings. Externally,wornwithsome loss to the top and tail of the spines and the corners of the boards. Internally, firmly bound, bright and generally clean with some spotting to the first and last pages and the odd spot within. An ink inscription has been left to the title page of Volume I. Overall Condition: GOOD..

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        [Beaux illustrés du XVIIIe & Erotisme] Les bijoux indiscrets

      Au Monomotopa: S.n., 1781. relié. 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 18 (7x12,5cm). Nouvelle édition, après l'originale illustrée parue en 1748. Un des titres les plus recherchés de la collection Cazin. Illustrée d'un frontispice et de 6 figures non signées. Plein veau blond marbré. Reliure d'éditeur. Dos lisse orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge et de tomaison en maroquin vert. Triple filet d'encadrement. Roulette intérieure. Tranches dorées. Page de titre du tome 1 brunie, et certains feuillets jaunis ; des feuillets jaunis également dans le tome 2. Charmant exemplaire. Le sultan Mangogul du Congo reçoit du génie Cucufa un anneau magique qui possède le pouvoir de faire parler les parties génitales ("bijoux") des femmes... Ce roman licencieux fut désavoué par Diderot comme une erreur de jeunesse, il brille pourtant par sa liberté et sa légèreté, et est sans doute l'un des meilleurs du genre avec les récits de Crébillon fils qui s'en était fait une spécialité. - S.n., Au Monomotopa _S.d. [1781?], 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 18 (7x12,5cm), (8) 220pp. et (4) 248pp., 2 volumes reliés. - Beaux illustrés du XVIIIe & Erotisme 2 volumes reliés

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        Sammelband mit 4 Werken und 1 angebundenen Titel in 1 Bd. Berlin, Weber, 1781. Kl.-8°. Pp. d. Zt. mit Bibl.-RSch. (etw. bestoßen und berieben).

      1. Ueber den märkischen Dialekt. In Briefen. 24 S.- Handschriftlicher Vermerk und Stempel auf Titel. 2. Anhang zu den Briefen vom Unterschiede des Akkusativ's und Dativ's ... 24 S. 3. Vom Unterschiede des Akkusativ's und Dativ's oder des mich und mir, sie und ihnen, u.s.w. für solche, die keine gelehrte Sprachkenntniß besitzen. 52 S. 4. Werk ohne Titel, ev. von M.C.P. Moritz. S. 17-96. 5. Meister, J.C.F. Über die Pollicitationen und Gelübde... Berlin u. Stralsund, Lange, 1781. XVI, 164 S.

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        Monody on Major AndrË. By Miss Seward. (Author of the Elegy on Capt. Cook.) To Which Are Added Letters Addressed to Her by Major AndrË, in the Year 1769

      Lichfield: Printed and Sold by J. Jackson for the Author1781 Lichfield: Printed and Sold by J. Jackson, for the Author , 1781. Second edition (same year as the first). Small 4to. vi, 47, [1] pp. Later marbled wrappers. Fine. Adams 81-65b; Sabin 79478 . In the Fall of 1780 the young and dashing British officer, John AndrË, was arrested in civilian clothes, with a false passport, bearing reports from Benedict Arnold to General Henry Clinton on the vulnerabilities of the fort at West Point. His execution as a spy prompted great sympathy on both sides of the Atlantic. In the household of Anna Seward, the 'swan of Lichfield", where there was a close personal attachment to AndrË, a keenly felt outrage was directed at the bloodthirsty George Washington in this poem which has been reprinted innumerable times: "Remorseless Washington! the day shall come "Of deep repentance for this barb'rous doom!"For this second setting of Seward's poem, the errata were corrected, and Hayley's laudatory poem, "To Miss Seward, Impromptu," was been added at pp. v-vi. This copy is signed in ink by the Seward ("Anna Seward") at the end of the poem, on p. 28

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        Histoire des insectes nuisibles à l'homme, aux bestiaux, à l'agriculture et au jardinage. [Ensemble] Méthodes sures et faciles pour détruire les animaux nuisibles à l'homme [...] tels que les loups, les ours, les sangliers, les renards

      A Paris: Chez Laporte, 1781. relié. 2 ouvrage en un Vol. in 12 (10x17cm). Edition originale pour le premier ouvrage, et troisième édition pour le second. Demi Basane tabac d'époque. Dos lisse orné de roulettes. Pièces de titres en maroquin noir. Plat de papier tabac. Frottements sur les bordures te sur les plats. Assez bon exemplaire, bien frais. Les deux ouvrages sont construits de la même manière et divisés en autant de chapitres que d'animaux ou insectes étudiés. Après une description naturelle puis éthologique de chaque espèce, l'auteur recense les maux occasionnés par l'animal et les moyens de s'en débarrasser. Les remèdes sont également puisés dans l'histoire et les Anciens. L'auteur relate également les expériences qui ont été faites sur certains animaux. L'ensemble est toujours intéressant et aisée à la lecture. - Chez Laporte, A Paris _1781, 2 ouvrage en un Vol. in 12 (10x17cm), 342pp. (2) ; 395pp; (1), relié. - relié

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        La Besenval

      Paris: Chez l'auteur., 1781. XII. Copper engraving. Original colour. Presented in a handmade cream frame with gold leaf edging. Fine condition. Size: 205 × 330 mm. Mounted: 375 × 495 mm. 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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        A Tour Through Monmouthshire and Wales

      London: E Easton, 1781 Made in the Months of June and July 1774 and in the Months of June, July and August 1777. In full calf, a few marks, edges and corners bumped and worn slightly. New spine, in keeping with the contemporary covers, raised bands, gilt tooling, title in gilt to red leather label. Internally, ink name to fpd (M Cholmeley, probably Sir Montague Cholmeley 1772-1831), half title and frontis present, some light offsetting, title page has ink note at base ref author, tp, verso has ink name (M Cholmeley Easton 1793), ([4], (xii), 214 pp, 16 pl, (of 16), [1], (errata), red speckled text block edges, plates dated either 1780 or 1781 and are very atmospheric. A lovely copy. (COPAC. WorldCat)Wyndham, topographer, who in 1774 visited Wales, and in the following year he published anonymously A Gentleman's Tour through Monmouthshire, and Wales. He revisited the area in 1777, and in 1781 published his Tour through Monmouthshire and Wales, declaring his authorship of the work. He was accompanied on his journey of 1777 by the Swiss watercolourist Samuel Hieronymus Grimm, whose works illustrated the account. See ODNB for a full Bio & Wiki

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        The Triumphs of Temper : a Poem: in Six Cantos / by William Hayley, Esq

      London : Printed For J. Dodsley, In Pall-Mall, 1781. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : [3], vi-xii, 164 p. ; 27 cm. Subject: Poetry - Miscellaneous. English poetry - 18th century - Early works to 1800. Genre; Press figures - England - 1781. Hayley's most successful poem, running to fourteen editions. Ridiculed by Byron in "English bards and Scotch reviewers. " Reference: ESTC t090107. Finely and sumptuously bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a contrasting morocco gilt-blocked label. An exceptional copy; of presentation quality - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      London: Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1781-89. . Six volumes, volume I fourth edition, volumes II and III “new” (but also fourth) editions and volumes IV-VI first editions, 4to. Portrait frontispiece in volume I plus 3 maps, 2 of which are folding, marbled endpapers, bookplates removed from paste downs. Contemporary speckled calf, double gilt rules, gilt spines with red and black labels, much of the gilt rubbed away, some recent restoration of spine ends and joints with one label replaced to style, a very good set. “This masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style has remained one of the ageless historical works... Gibbon brought a width of vision and a critical mastery of the available sources which have not been equalled to this day...” (Printing and the Mind of Man 222).

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        THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS,: NEWLY TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL TONGUES

      Philadelphia: Printed and sold by Robert Aitken, 1781-1782.. Two parts bound in one volume. [1452]pp. Unpaginated, the Old Testament collates [pi],A-ZZ in twelves, Aaa5. The New Testament collates A-Dd in sixes (including a W signature). Complete with the title-leaves to both the Old and New Testaments, along with the certification leaf from Congress. 12mo. Original calf, skillfully rebacked with original spine laid down, corner tips repaired. Minor foxing and staining, skillful repairs to a few leaves, leaves A 3-4 of the New Testament with slight loss to the fore edge of the leaves, affecting a few letters of text. Final leaf of text and rear flyleaf reinforced with Japan tissue. Overall a quite good copy of this fragile book, seldom found in original binding and with contemporary provenance. In a half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. The Aitken Bible is one of the most celebrated American Bibles, being the first complete English Bible printed in America. During the colonial era, the monopoly on printing English Bibles belonged to the Royal Printer, and the colonies were supplied entirely with Bibles printed in England. The first Bible printed in the British colonies in America was the famous Eliot Indian Bible, in Algonquin, issued in Cambridge in 1661- 63 and reprinted in 1680-85. The 18th-century saw the printing of Bibles in German. With the American Revolution, the British monopoly on English- language Bibles naturally ended, and the embargo on goods from England acted to create a shortage. Aitken, a Philadelphia printer, undertook the task, producing the New Testament in 1781 and the Old Testament in 1782. On completion, he petitioned the Continental Congress for their endorsement and received it in September 1782. Because of this official endorsement and the reasons behind its production, the Aitken Bible is often referred to as "The Bible of the Revolution." A major rarity in American Bibles and American printing, this book has become very difficult to find in any condition. The present example, despite minor faults, is a very good copy of a work usually found in poor condition, in an attractive contemporary American binding. This copy of the Aitken Bible is also interesting for its evidence of contemporary ownership, with the signature "William Mahany His Book July 7th 1788" on the front flyleaf and the further annotation "William Mahany his book the 1st day of the 6th mo. Anno Domini One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Nine 1789" on the second blank flyleaf. The last two leaves contain biographical information noting the death of his wife and daughter in 1812. Mahany, a Quaker, lived in Chester County, Pennsylvania. DARLOW & MOULE 928. SABIN 5165. EVANS 17101, 17473. HILDEBURN 4126, 4184. NAIP w004490. HILLS 11. O'CALLAHAN, p.31.

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        DIARIO DE LAS OPERACIONES DE LA EXPEDICION CONTRA LA PLAZA DE PANZACOLA CONCLUIDA POR LAS ARMAS DE S.M. CATOLICA, BAXO LAS ORDENES DEL MARISCAL DE CAMPO D. BERNARDO DE GALVEZ [caption title]

      [Madrid. 1781].. 48pp. Dbd. Faint spotting on the first leaf, else clean and bright. Very good. In a handsome cloth clamshell box, morocco label. An important document of the American Revolution in the South, with important ramifications for the history of Florida. In 1779, Spain joined France in aiding the Americans against the British in the Revolution; however, Spanish goals were mainly self-serving, and she particularly wished to regain Florida, lost to Britain in the Peace of 1763 which concluded the French and Indian War. With this in mind, the energetic Viceroy Bernardo de Galvez organized an expedition from Havana against the British base at Pensacola, the capital of the Province of West Florida (including the present Florida panhandle, southern Alabama and Mississippi, and Louisiana as far as the Mississippi River). The expedition set out in November 1780, but was scattered by storms and was launched again in February 1781. The Spanish secured Baton Rouge, Natchez, and Mobile before turning on Pensacola. Despite difficulty in coordination (the Spanish admiral was not under Galvez' direct command and at first refused to run the bar at Pensacola under the British guns), Galvez was able to land his forces and effect a siege, resulting in British capitulation on May 9, 1781. The loss was a major setback to the British in the South and insured that the Floridas were returned to the Spanish in the Peace of 1783. Spanish control of the Floridas was a thorn in the side of the United States until they were sold to the U.S. under the conditions of the Adams-Onìs Treaty of 1819. This account is Galvez' detailed report of the entire expedition, with the last part dated at Pensacola on May 12, 1781. Also included is the treaty of capitulation and a schedule of troops involved. Medina believed that this pamphlet was published first in Havana and later in Madrid. We recently compared two copies which we believe confirms this. While the same in pagination, and indeed with the same text per page, the line settings within each page vary considerably. One is crudely printed and looks like Spanish colonial printing; and the other, with a different type face, is much more elegantly printed. The present copy matches the latter description, which we believe to be the Madrid printing. The easy way to tell the two apart is the first (of many) different paragraph settings: on page three, the first paragraph at the top has five lines in the Havana edition and only four in the Madrid edition. Accompanied by a copy of Jose Porrua Turanzas' (editor) DIARIO DE LAS OPERACIONES CONTRA LA PLAZA DE PANZACOLA 1781... (Madrid, 1959). SABIN 26475. PALAU 96980. MEDINA (HAVANA) 68 (ref). STREETER SALE 1191. HOWES P59.

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