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        [A View of the Town and Harbour of St Peter and St Paul, in Kamtschatka]

      London: circa, 1784. Engraving, 253 x 533 mm. to plate mark, paper size 290 x 540 mm.; a little light old creasing at right side; in fine condition. Rare proof impression. Rare proof impression of one of the most atmospheric views made by Webber to illustrate Cook's third voyage. Webber's wonderful panorama of St Peter and St Paul, with Cook's ships at anchor in Avacha Bay, would later appear as plate 74 in the atlas to the official account of the third voyage. His image of the small Kamchatkan settlement with its inhabitants fishing in front of their distinctive dwellings, all in an untouched landscape with wooded coastline and distant snow-covered mountains, gives an arcadian vision of the place wildly at variance with what it would become: modern Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, now a major commercial port and the home of Russia's nuclear submarine fleet. It was at St Peter and St Paul that the battered vessels called in mid-1779, and here too that Major Behm agreed to take the news of Cook's death overland to St. Petersburg. This is an early state of the print, before letters. The temporary credits here scratched into the plate are differently worded to the final version that would appear in the publication: here there is no caption identifying the view and the image is identified as "Drawn from Nature by J. Webber" and "Engraved by B.T. Pouncy". In the finished version these would be differently expressed as "J. Webber del." and "B.T. Pouncy sc.". The proof engraving is printed on a noticeably different paper and its inking is distinctly finer than the examples of the finished version with which we have compared it. The result is a greater tonal quality. Joppien and Smith discuss the Kamchatkan visit at some length in both text and catalogue volumes of their study of the art of Cook's third voyage. In their description of the related watercolour view now in the Dixson Library in Sydney they note that the original version has probably been lost and that the Dixson watercolour is probably related to the engraving process. The drawings of Kamchatkan natives and of the interior of one of the huts recently offered for sale by ourselves were all related to this visit made by Cook's ships to St Peter and St Paul. This is a desirable and rare version of one of Webber's most successful images from Cook's third voyage.

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        The Death of Captain Cook

      London: J. Webber, 1 January, 1784. Engraving, 425 x 575 mm. (image size), with the caption; a little dusted and some very fine marginal tears, two neat paper repairs to image, but a fine, strong impression, mounted and framed. Webber's famous depiction. The rare first appearance of the Bartolozzi rendering of Webber's depiction of Cook's death. This is the largest version of the image, separately issued in January 1784. John Webber was one of the most accomplished of all of Cook's artists, and although not an eye-witness to Cook's death at Kealakekua Bay, it is scarcely surprising that on his return he painted his own version of the most famous event in the entire voyage. Indeed, he is known to have completed at least two versions, the first in watercolours and the second in oils. Although several different depictions of the scene in Hawaii were current, Webber's is perhaps the most famous version of the cataclysmic event. Reflecting the general opinion prevailing in published accounts of the voyage, the image, as Joppien and Smith argue, shows Cook as 'an innocent victim, killed in the act of pleading for peace'. This engraving was issued in 1784, closely based on the painting in oil. Francesco Bartolozzi was responsible for the figures in the engraving and William Byrne produced the landscape.

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        Exceptional Autographed Letter Signed to Elbridge Gerry about John Jay

      Elizabeth Town, NJ, 1784. unbound. 1 page, 10.75 x 7.5 inches, Elizabeth Town, New Jersey, May 17, 1784. Written to Founding Father, Signer, and future Vice-President Elbridge Gerry, conveying his excitement on learning the whereabouts of John Jay, who had been appointed United States Secretary of Foreign Affairs (Sec. of State) by Congress, but was still stranded in France due to complications in the finalization of the Treaty of Paris, in full: "I am honored with your letter of the 7th instant, informing me that by a letter from Benjamin Franklin to Congress, it was Mr. Jay's intention to embark for America with his family in April. I join sir, with the rest of the family in expressing gratitude to you for so particular an instance of your attention to us, as that of giving us...a piece of intelligence that makes us so very happy. We had indeed had some account of Mr. Jay's design to embark for his national country as soon as he could prepare for the voyage - after his return from the talks in Paris; but that neither diminishes your politeness...in imparting to us so agreeable a piece of news, nor the obligation which you have thoroughly laid upon." Note: accounts vary among historians, but all agree that John Jay was appointed Secretary of Foreign Affairs on May 7, 1784, soon after Franklin's letter (referred to above) was read before Congress. On January 10, 1784 Congress ratified the Treaty of Paris which officially concluded the Revolutionary War. Several creases and folds; paper remnants from an adhesive along one edge on the back. Very good condition. Governor of New Jersey during the American Revolution and a signer of the United States Constitution.

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        THE WORKS OF JOHN FOTHERGILL, M. D. With Some Account of his Life.

      London, Charles Dilly, 1784.FIRST QUARTO EDITION 1784 (originally published as an 8vo in 3 volumes, 1783 - 4). Edited wih a Life by J. C. Lettsom. 4to, approximately 295 x 230 mm, 11¾ x 9 inches, small oval portrait frontispiece by F. Bartolozzi after R. Livesay, 4 very nicely hand coloured botanical plates each with an uncoloured duplicate, 2 portrait plates of members of the Royal Society with whom Fothergill corresponded, a plate of a magnetical machine, a plate of plans of boxes for conveying plants by sea, another depicting an elevation of Ackworth School, and the last a medical plate of the Vesica Urinaria, pages: [8], xcv, [1], 657, [3], bound in full tree calf with double ruled gilt border to covers, rebacked with original slightly chipped and slightly worn backstrip laid on with gilt bands and original gilt lettered morocco label, original marbled endpapers. Covers slightly scratched, corners worn, neat inscription dated 1927 to second endpaper, faint foxing to margins of frontispiece, occasional faint foxing chiefly to margins, tiny chip to 1 margin, very small piece missing from 2 lower corners, 1 colour plate and its black and white duplicate trimmed at fore - edge just shaving the title and one of the small drawings at the foot of the page, final black and white plate of bladder slightly browned. A very good clean tight copy. John Fothergill (1712 ? 1780) was an English physician, plant collector, philanthropist and Quaker. Born in Yorkshire he trained as a physician at Edinburgh, achieving M.D. in 1736, and then studied at St Thomas' Hospital, London. He settled in London about 1740 where he gained an extensive practice. In 1745, he gave a brief lecture to the Royal Society of London, citing the work of a Scottish physician, William Tossach, which is the first known lecture on the practice of mouth - to - mouth ventilation. His pamphlet, Account of the Sore Throat attended with Ulcers (1748), contains one of the first descriptions of diphtheria in English, and was translated into several languages. He was a keen botanist and at Upton, near Stratford, he had an extensive botanical garden where he grew many rare plants obtained from various parts of the world. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1763. The editor of The Works claims this to be a complete collection of Fothergill's published writings included some posthumous essays and his correspondence with various learned physicians and others. 2 essays are in Latin followed by a translation, the majority are on medical matters: emetics, ruptured diaphragm, the putrid sore throat, cortex peruvianus in scrofulous disorders, cure of sciatica, cure of consumptions, angina pectoris, influenza, Ipecacuanha and the cure of fluxes etc. There are 4 essays on botanical plants, that on coffee and its history occupying 28 pages, and the editor has compiled a list of "stove and green - house plants" in the doctor's garden at Upton. There is also an essay on the North American Colonies written in 1765 (17 pages) and a letter to a friend on the school Fothergill intended to found at Ackworth in Yorkshire. The final essay written by Lettsom concerns the disease of the bladder from which Fothergill died including his own description of symptoms and treatment which Lettsom transcribed from his letters. John Coakley Lettsom (1744 - 1815) was also an English physician, Quaker, and abolitionist, born in the Virgin Islands. He founded the Medical Society of London in 1773, the oldest medical society in the United Kingdom and was its president for many years. A Catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library, Volume III, page 45; Bibliotheca Walleriana Volume I, 3146; Bibliotheca Osleriana, 2640. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Atlas Volume for Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken by Command of his Majesty, for making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere

      London: G. Nicol and T. Cadell, 1784. Folio atlas, with 61 plates and two engraved charts; some foxing, joints starting, otherwise a very good copy in splendid contemporary polished calf. Beautifully bound atlas volume to the official account of Cook's third voyage, from the library of legendary English bibliophile Frances Currer. The book hails from the collection of one of the greatest female book collectors Frances Mary Richardson Currer (1785-1861, and bears her armorial bookplate. Currer was born in 1785 in the West Riding of Yorkshire, and was the daughter and sole heir of the Reverend Henry Richardson (1758-1784) who, shortly before his death, took the name of Currer on succeeding to the estates of Sarah Currer. Her mother was Margaret Clive Wilson, the only surviving child and heir of Matthew Wilson of Eshton Hall. She inherited both estates which put her in possession of a very large and valuable library and she went on to become one of England's earliest female bibliophiles. Currer's library at Eshton Hall, Yorkshire, estimated variously between 15 and 20,000 volumes, was rich in works on natural science, topography, antiquities and history, and noted for their choice condition and fine bindings. Dibdin dedicated his Bibliographical Tour to her, and referred to her as being "at the head of all female collectors in Europe". Currer has an interesting association with the Brontë sisters, as she was a supporter of the Keighley Mechanics' Institution and the new school at Cowan Bridge, attended by the Brontës. It is probable that she was the 'wealthy lady in the West Riding of Yorkshire' who gave £50 in 1821 to help pay the debts of the newly widowed Patrick Brontë (Barker, 105). Charlotte Brontë used her surname for her pseudonym, Currer Bell. In addition to the Currer provenance, this atlas bears the more recent bookplate of voyage literature collector Carl Wendell Carlsmith.

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        PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL ESSAYS: Translated from the Original Latin...by Edmund Cullen, M.D....To which are added Notes and Illustrations, by the Translator.

      London, J. Murray, 1784.2 volumes, complete set, FIRST EDITION 1784, 8vo, approximately 220 x 130 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, 2 folding tables and 4 folding engraved plates, pages: xl, 1 - 464; xv, (1), 1 - 518, bound in modern full calf, decorative blind panelling to covers, gilt raised bands to spine, gilt rules and gilt decoration in compartments, contrasting gilt lettered labels (Physical misspelt Phisical), new marbled endpapers. Faint browning to edges of title pages, small light ink smudge to 2 pages, otherwise text clean throughout, light browning to 1 folding table, 2 plates faintly browned, 1 with brown staining on upper half of all 3 panels, 1 slightly misfolded. A very good set of the scarce first edition. Chapters include: aerial acid, analysis of waters, the waters of Upsal, the acidulous spring in the parish of Denmark, sea - water, the artificial preparation of cold and of hot medicated waters, the acid of sugar, the preparation of alum, antimoniated tartar, magnesia, the forms of crystals, particularly spathaceous, siliceous earth, the hydrophanous stone, the earth of gems, the turmalin stone, fulminating calx of gold, platina, the white ores of iron, nickel, arsenic, the ores of zinc, metallic precipitates, the art of assaying in the humid way, the blow - pipe and its use. A third volume was published in Edinburgh in 1791 by G. Mudie & J. & J. Fairbairn. The three volumes are seldom found together as first editions. Torbern Bergman (1735 - 1784) was a Swedish chemist who is most notably recognized for his 1775 Dissertation on Elective Attractions, containing the largest chemical affinity tables ever published. He was a prolific scientist, working in physics, mathematics, and physical geography as well as chemistry. After graduating with a master's degree in 1758, he became professor of mathematics at Uppsala in 1761 and later was a professor of chemistry as well as pharmacology. Sotheran, Bibliotheca Chemico - Mathematica, Volume I, page 18, 341; John Ferguson, Bibliotheca Chemica, Volume 1, pages 98 - 99; A catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcombe Historical Medical Library, Volume 2, page 149; The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science and Medicine, Part 2, page 41. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean ; Undertaken by Command of His Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere

      London: Stockdale, Scatcherd and Whitaker, and others, 1784-, 1785. Four volumes, octavo, with two folding maps and 49 plates, intermittent foxing, title-page of first volume thumbed, a few spots through the text yet a very good set in a smart modern binding of polished half-calf with gilt labels, with the often discarded half-titles present. First octavo edition. First octavo edition of the third voyage account, with a large chart of the world as discovered by Captain Cook, and a finely engraved folding map of the Hawaiian Islands. Intense public interest in the fabulous discoveries of the third voyage and widespread consternation over the death of England's beloved mariner resulted in copies of the quarto edition selling out quickly; within a year quarto sets were changing hands at outrageous prices. This demand prompted two London octavo editions of 1784-1785, including this set printed for John Stockdale and a group of entrepreneurial publishers. The list of subscribers is considerable, indicating the fervent public interest and a modest price considerably reduced from that of the expensive quarto edition. In addition to the two impressive maps, the set features 49 plates newly engraved after the illustrations from the quarto atlas, including classic studies of the native inhabitants of Kamschatka and the Northwest coast of North America engraved after the original studies by John Webber. This edition was originally issued in weekly parts with printed wrappers; half-titles for this edition seem to be usually absent, this set includes those for volumes 2 to 4 (none is called for in volume 1).

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        A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean ; Undertaken by Command of his Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere

      London: John Stockdale, Scatcherd and Whitaker, John Fielding and John Hardy, 1784. Octavo, four volumes, with a portrait frontispiece, large folding chart and a total of 49 plates; occasional moderate foxing, touch of worming affects preliminary leaves of one volume, overall a very good set in recent mottled calf, spine gilt with raised bands. A handsomely bound set of the first octavo edition derived from the official account of Cook's third voyage. Appearing shortly after the publication of the full quarto edition, this was the first account of to reach the wider public eager for details of Captain Cook's death in Hawaii. In keeping with the popular demand for an engaging narrative, the text was abridged omitting some technical and navigation details. Free from cumbersome passages, this edition reads more like an adventure than the official quarto edition. Likewise, the plates have been re-engraved for the smaller format. Aside from the large chart accompanying the first volume showing the progress of the expedition the two folding plates are noteworthy. The first depicts the death of Cook and was engraved after the original by Dodd. It ignominiously depicts the last moments of the great navigator, here shown lying face down and clutching the shore whilst dragged by the calves by a Hawaiian warrior in a tapa cape. The second folding plate is a map of the Hawaiian Islands, with a separate and most engaging chart of Karakakooa Bay marked with soundings, details of native villages and areas under cultivation - and the location 'Here Capt. Cook was killed' duly noted. From the collection of Robert Edwards.

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        A Lady and her Children relieving a Cottager

      Published by J. Birchall, London 1784 - A beautiful mezzotint after the sentimental genre painting by William Redmore Bigg. William Redmore Bigg (1755-1828) was a popular London genre painter, who is best known for his family tableaux depicting acts of charity. Of these, this scene in which an aristocratic lady, attended by her daughters, young black servant and dog, visit a poor "cottager", is one of the best. The original painting (1781) is in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. John Raphael Smith (1752-1812) engraved the mezzotint for John Boydell, the leading London printseller, which tells the story admirably. It is a sentiment expressed without irony, though we now consider the black servant boy in livery and turban politically insensitive. He too looks on the poor woman and her sleeping child with pity. Nor are the silk dresses,extragant hats, lap dog and silk parasol that the Lord's family sport intended for criticism: this is an idealised version of recommended behavior. The littlest girl, overcome by this encounter with poverty, cries as she hands over the money, and we understand that this is part of her moral education. The composition is appealing and successful. The Lady, whose fine country house can be seen in the distance, forms the apex of the pyramidal group, just as her generous act is the apex of a good and stable society. At this time, virtually all "welfare" was local and critical to the large portion of the English population lived in want. Nevertheless, it was only beginning to be thought that the wealthy had any obligation to the poor, and it was generally accepted that acts like these were and ought to be wholly voluntary. This is an ideal example of the print, clearly an early impression in which silks and satins gleam, curls and ribbons swirl. Mezzotint. In excellent condition with the exception that the lower margin is trimmed along the plate mark.

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        The Death of Captain Cook , In February 1779 by the murdering Dagger of a Barbarian at Carakakooa, in one of the Sandwich Isles. He having there become a Victim to his own Humanity. The Distressing Scene, is Part of the Original Plate after Webber by Messrs Bartolozzi & Byrne

      London: Sold in Spur Street, Leicester Square, n.d. but, 1784. Oval engraving, 350 x 265 mm. (image size); crease in lower margin, otherwise in very good condition. The very rare variant issue. Exceptionally rare variant of the famous engraving of Cook's death showing, as the caption notes, "Part of the Original Plate after Webber". This is only rarely seen: the only copy catalogued by Joppien and Smith was in the British Museum. Based on the oil painting executed by Webber soon after he returned to London in 1780, the full-size version of the engraving was first issued early in 1784: Francesco Bartolozzi was responsible for the figures in the engraving and William Byrne produced the landscape. Quickly becoming the most famous of all eighteenth-century depictions of the massacre, the view appeared at about the same time as the official third voyage account was published. This was no coincidence: although lavishly illustrated by Webber, the official account did not include any depiction of the most famous scene of the entire voyage, the death of Captain Cook. As a result, the iconic engraving is often seen bound into extra-illustrated editions of the third voyage account. Reflecting the general opinion prevailing in published accounts of the voyage, the original image, as Joppien and Smith argue, appeared to show Cook as 'an innocent victim, killed in the act of pleading for peace'. This is here heightened by the changed composition, as the oval design gives the original image a radically different impact, eschewing the drama of the conflict between the British sailors and the Hawaiians in favour of a scene in which Cook, his arm raised in supplication to his men offstage, stands alone and overwhelmed by a seething crowd. The only copy noted among Australian holdings appears to be the heavily clipped copy in the National Library of Australia, part of the Nan Kivell collection.

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        Lehrbuch von der Hebammenkunst. 3. Aufl. Wien, Trattner, 1784. 16 Bll., 507 S. Mit Titelvign. und 27 gefalt. Kupfertaf. Neuer Hldr.

      1784. . Josephin. Bibl. Wien S. 631; Siebold II, S. 474; Waller 9200.- Das bekannte Lehrbuch des Wiener Arztes 'seiner Zeit in der Geburtshilfe eine Autorität ersten Ranges' (Hirsch/H. V, 403).- Untere Außenecken mit (schwachem) Feuchtrand, Stempel auf Titel und einigen Tafeln verso.

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        Captain James Cook

      London: August 1st, 1784. Engraved portrait, 252 x 290 mm. (plate size); a fine proof impression on Japanese paper mounted and framed. Proof issue of the first separately published portrait. This famous portrait engraved by Sherwin has not only become the trademark image of Captain James Cook, it was also evidently considered the best lifetime likeness: it is known, for example to have been distributed to friends by his wife Elizabeth. This is an unusual proof state of the second issue, dated 1 August 1784 (an earlier issue, known in only a handful of copies, appeared in 1779). Engraved on Japanese tissue which is mounted on a larger sheet of early paper, the engraved captions run over the edge of the fine tissue onto the stronger paper. As is usual with this issue the caption at lower left shows the retailers of the print as "J.K. Sherwin & W. Hinton, No 28 St James's Street" but unusually this example has, added at lower right, "and by R. Wilkinson No. 58 Cornhill London". This variant is not recorded by either Beddie or Nan Kivell, nor have we noted it on any version of the engraving that we have handled. The handsome portrait is based on the oil painting by Nathaniel Dance now in the Greenwich Hospital Collection in the National Maritime Museum. The portrait was commissioned by Joseph Banks, and Cook sat for Dance in 1776, before sailing on his third voyage. Dance, one of the greatest of British history painters and a founding member of the Royal Academy, shows Cook wearing captain's full-dress uniform and, attractively, holding his own chart of the Southern Ocean: the caption "New Holland" can clearly be discerned in the engraving.

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        The Royal Society Medal, in commemoration of Captain Cook . Obverse: Uniformed bust of James Cook. Reverse: Fortune leaning upon a column, holding a rudder on a globe

      Royal Society, 1784. Bronze medal, 43 mm. diameter; slight wear to both faces but a reasonable example. Royal Society medal in bronze. The Royal Society's formal memorial to the great navigator: one of 577 bronze medals struck. Fellows of the Royal Society were entitled to a free bronze medal, while silver and gold issues were available by subscription only.

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        Nachricht von einigen Häusern des Geschlechts der von Schlieffen oder Schlieben -- vor Alters Sliwin oder Sliwingen.

      Waisenhaus Buchdruckerei 1784 Cassel. Zustand: Befriedigend Gr.-8°, Ldr. 674 S.. Geschichte eines der namhaftesten alten deutschen Adelsgeschlechter mit zahlreichen Abbildungen von Wappen und gefaltenen Stammtafeln. Ausgabe von 1784, zwei Teile in einem Band. --- 8°lex. 3 Bll. + 472 + 2 Seiten, Beylagen 200 Seiten. 11 Kupfer + 1 gest. Stammtafel + 18 gefaltene Stammtafeln, sowie einige Holzschnittvignetten als Buchschmuck. Ganzlederband mit goldgeprägten Vignetten mit Wappenabbildungen auf Vor- und Rückendeckel. Rückentitel goldgeprägt auf grünem Lederschildchen, montiert. Üppiger floraler Zierat auf dem Rücken goldgeprägt. Marmorierte Vorsätze, 2 Exlibris und ausführlicher Eigentumsvermerk von alter Hand. Dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. Schnitt und Einband deutlich berieben, guter solider Zustand.

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        A Journal of a Voyage round the world , in His Majesty's Ship the Dolphin... By a Midshipman on Board the said Ship

      London: A. Manson, P. Denham, W. Robertson, and F. Nicholson n.d. but c., 1784. Small octavo, 93 pp., early owner's names on endpapers; an excellent copy in contemporary sprinkled calf, rebacked with most of the original spine laid down, bumped. "By a midshipman on board" An uncommon edition of the Byron voyage in excellent original condition. The earliest accounts of the Byron voyage were printed in 1767, when their tales of the Patagonian giants became the rage of London, but this reprint from the 1780s would have been issued to capitalise on interest in Cook's voyages. Byron's voyage to the Pacific was the first major English voyage in the region since Anson, and would become the first part of Hawkesworth's famous compendium of South Sea voyages. This anonymous account, traditionally ascribed to Charles Clerke, a midshipman on the Dolphin under Byron, became the basis for a dozen or more European editions and translations over the next twenty years. Clerke later served with Captain Cook on all three of his voyages, succeeding him as commander of the third voyage but shortly after dying of tuberculosis at Petropavlovsk in August 1779. This is one of the so-called "Midshipman" editions, with the title noting "by a Midshipman on board" (most editions promoted the anonymous author to "officer"). The first midshipman title appears to be the one published by M. Cooper in London in 1767. Another edition was printed for A. Millar and J. Hodges in 1784: the pagination of the Millar/Hodges copy corresponds exactly with this edition, which is the strongest evidence of the date of publication. In any version the Midshipman editions are rare: no copy is noted, for example, in major Pacific catalogues including those of Kroepelien, Hill, and Parsons. A handful of copies is known in Australian and international institutions, but this edition is very uncommonly offered for sale.

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        De Walvischvangst, met Byzonderen Daartoe Betrekkelyk

      Amsterdam: Peter Conrad, 1784. 15 copperplates (5 fldg) 6 copper engraved maps. 4 vols, 4to. 96, 116, 116, 116 pp. First edition of this history and analysis of Dutch whaling efforts in the Arctic, including Greenland, Spitsbergen, Novaya Zemlya, Jan Mayen Land, and the waters of the Davis Strait, in the 16th -18th centuries. With charts of these areas as well as a folding chart of "de Noord-Pool," and plates of whales and inhabitants of polar regions. The narrative history is accompanied by statistics of expenditures and catches, and by magnificent plates of whales and whaling activities. The third volume deals with the inhabitants of polar regions, with suitable illustrations, and the fourth volume is a history of the Dutch herring fishery, with a folding panorama of herring fishing. Text in Dutch. This first edition of 1784 is rare, Jenkins citing only the 1791 edition in his bibliography (p. 114) and in his history of whaling (p. 169.) Not in Arctic Bibliography. The whaling plate is cited in Ingalls, "Whaling Prints in the Lothrop Collection". Bound in modern full leather, antique style, with blindstamped covers, raised bands and spine label.Backsrtip lightly sunned, small oval institution stamp on each title page. A very good copy of a rare and important book in the history of whaling.

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        The History Of the Absorbent System, Part the First. Containing the Chylography or Description of the Human Lacteal Vessels with the Different Methods of Discovering, Injecting, and Preparing Them, and the Instruments Used for these Purposes

      London: Author, 1784. First Edition. 1/4 Calf. Very Good. First Edition. 1/4 Calf. Part the First, but the only part published. Rebound in recent 1/4 black calf - an attractive, simple, binding. Sheldon was an expert in embalming techniques and the lymphatic system, making "a balloon ascent (1784) to assess the effects of flight on the human body. He became terrified, vomited and collapsed in the balloon basket, testimony to the mental and emotional considerations of flight." Variously foxed, endpapers and title page show chipping at corners, one page of list of subscribers is loose, otherwiser complete with Title page, 2 page letter to the Royal Societym, list of subscribers, introduction (vi pp), 52pp text and 6 engravings, each with a page of text descriptuon. The plates are sometimes described as foldingbut are simply full page (12" x 9") plates. Plates show modest soiling and foxing and there is a small water stain near the gutter at the bottom of Plates 2 and 3 and the corner of 6, a small tear to the edge of plate 5 and the edges of plates 5 and 6 are a bit frayed in the margins. Generally attractive though, and a lovely, wide margin production of this important book. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz. Category: Medicine & Health; Inventory No: 033003.

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        Carte des Isles de Majorque, Minorque et Yvice Par M.r Bellin Ingenier du Roy et de la Marine.

      1784 - Venice, M. Remondini, 1784. Original outline colour. 445 x 570mm. Santini's re-engraving of Nicolas Bellin's map of the Balearic Islands, with insets of Mahon Harbour and the position of the islands against the coast of Spain.

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        DISCOURS SUR L'HISTOIRE UNIVERSELLE, Depuis le commencement du monde jusqu'a l'empire de Charlemagne. Imprime par l'ordre du Roi pour l'education de Monseigneur le Dauphin.

      Paris, de l'Imprimerie de Didot l'aine, 1784.1784, 4to, large paper edition of 200 copies bound by Derome le jeune, approximately 315 x 230 mm, 12½ x 9 inches, printer's device on title page, text in French, pages: (4), 629, (3) - 2 pages of Contents and 1 page describing the edition, stating that it is limited to 200 copies "avec les nouveaux caracteres de la fonderie de Didot l'aine, sur du papier - velin de la manufacture de MM Mathieu Johannot pere et fils, d'Annonai, premiers fabricants en France de cette sorte de papier". Bound by celebrated French binder Derome le jeune with his ticket on the second endpaper, full crushed Burgundy morocco, triple gilt ruled border to covers, gilt raised bands to spine, gilt floral decoration in compartments, gilt author, all edges gilt, gilt decoration to board edges and inner dentelles, pale green silk lined endpapers. Spine slightly darkened, gilt bright, slight wear to head and tail of spine but no loss of leather, 3 corners rather worn exposing cardboard at tips, some light scratching and light staining to covers, 4 small scrapes to lower cover at fore - edge, front and rear pastedowns have a few small pale stains, early signature and a couple of small ink stains on second blank endpaper, tiny ink marks on half - title, very occasional pale spotting or pale browning to margins, 2 leaves have a little faint brown staining on text, no loss, a few pages lightly age - browned, tiny ink stain to lower edge of last 3 leaves. Contents generally very clean. A very good copy. Divided into 3 parts: 1, an outline of history since the creation to the advent of Charlemagne; 2, the history of religion since Adam and the earliest times to Christianity under Charlemagne; 3, the political history of empires and revolutions, from earliest times looking at middle eastern and north african lands, plus the Greeks and Romans. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The death of Captain James Cook by the Indians of O'Why'Ee one of the Sandwich Islands

      printed by Sayer and Bennet for G. Carter, London 1784 - Original copperplate engraving measuring 465 x 600 mm. (plate size); very good copy of a strong impression, mounted and framed. George Carter's famous engraving of the death of Captain Cook. Although Webber's and Carter's depictions of the death scene are both scarce in the market place it is Carter's version that is especially notable for its rarity. Carter was not an eye-witness of the events in Hawaii, but his careful reconstruction is recognised as one of the finest depictions of the scene. He first painted the image in 1781, and helped to produce the engraving himself, in partnership with the print sellers Robert Sayer and George Bennett. The engraving was released a few weeks before the official voyage account, probably to capitalise on the fact that the official account did not include an image of Cook's death (although, if any, it is the Webber/Bartolozzi image that is more often seen actually bound into the Atlas volume). George Carter was an accomplished portrait and history painter and a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy and the Society of Artists in London in the second half of the eighteenth century. The tragic events surrounding Cook's death on 14 February 1779 provided perfect material for this painter of historical subjects. His version, like Webber's, moved the scene of the massacre from the flat shoreline of Kaawaloa to the more dramatic setting of Kealakekua with the cliffs rising in the background. However, Carter's depiction is unlike Webber's in several significant ways. Most significantly, he shows Cook apparently ready to defend himself, his rifle raised like a club, but the image is also well known for its detailed portraiture, including several images of Hawaiians in the foreground and, especially, with beautifully realized images of the British sailors in their three boats. Carter's composition, as a result, not only has a heightened drama, but gives a visceral sense of conflict.

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        Télephe en XII livres

      Pissot, Londres; et se trouve à Paris 1784 - Octavo, woodcut vignette on title, early inscribed attribution 'Par Mr de Péméyea'; contemporary French quarter calf, paper boards a bit rubbed. First edition of this antiquarian utopia set in Minoan Crete, chronicling the reconciliation of all strata of society. The success of this novel by the Professeur d'éloquence at the Royal College at la Flèche led to several editions within a few years. Like so many books of the imaginary voyage tradition, this work takes Fénélon's Télémaque as its template, and has a similarly socialist distrust of private property and the evils of slavery. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A new, universal, and impartial history of England: from the earliest authentic records, and most genuine historical evidence, to the end of the present year. . Embellished with upwards of 120 beautiful copper-plate engravings, . By George Frederick Raymond, Esq. Assisted by Alexander Gordon and Hugh Owen, Esqrs. and others, .]

      -,, London, 1784 - London, -, (um 1784). 608 + 10 S. Ld. der Zeit. In Englisch. Mit 90 von 120 Tafeln, großenteils alt aufkaschiert. - Ebd. berieben u. etw. bestoßen, Titel fehlt, Widmungsblatt alt aufkaschiert u. angestaubt, Randläsuren alt stabilisiert, fleckig u. stockfleckig, Gbrsp., im Sinne des 19. Jhr. restauriert, noch gut erhaltenes Exemplar. - Plates and edges with old paper laminated, restored propably in the c 19th, signs of use, some foxing and spotty, title page is missing, the dedication leaf is laminated and dusty, overall a nearly good copy. Englisch

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        CHART OF THE NW COAST OF AMERICA AND NE COAST OF ASIA EXPLORED IN THE YEARS 1778 & 1779. THE UNSHADED PARTS OF THE COAST OF ASIA ARE TAKEN FROM A MS CHART RECEIVED FROM THE RUSSIANS [A VOYAGE TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN]

      London: G. Nicoll and T. Cadell, 1784. London: G. Nicoll and T. Cadell, 1784 Plate 36 from the atlas volume of Cook, James; A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean: Undertaken, by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere, published by G. Nicoll and T. Cadell; London, 1784. Writing engraved by T. Harmer. Wagner; Cartography of the Northwest Coast of America, 696. Map printed border to border measures 15.25 x 26.5 inches, plate impression 16.75 x 27.25 inches, sheet 21.5 x 30 inches. An exceptionally nice uncolored copy. Request a higher resolution photograph if required.. Map.

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        Klavierauszug von Romeo und Julie, einer Oper in drey Akten. In Musik gesetzt von Herrn Kapelldirektor Benda. Zweite Auflage

      . Leipzig : Dykische Buchhandlung, 1784. - 54 S. Quer-Fol. In Typendruck. Oben gering wasserrandig. Alter Pappband, Decken bestossen. Vorblatt mit Aufklebern ehem. Besitzer. // Piano-vocal score. 54 pp. Obl. folio. Typeset music. At upper sl. waterstained. Contemp. paper boards. Corners bumped. Front endpaper with owner's label.. Mit hübscher Titelvignette. RISM R/RR 1884.

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        A View of the Town and Harbour of St Peter and St Paul, in Kamtschatka]

      circa, London 1784 - Engraving, 253 x 533 mm. to plate mark, paper size 290 x 540 mm.; a little light old creasing at right side; in fine condition. Rare proof impression. Rare proof impression of one of the most atmospheric views made by Webber to illustrate Cook's third voyage. Webber's wonderful panorama of St Peter and St Paul, with Cook's ships at anchor in Avacha Bay, would later appear as plate 74 in the atlas to the official account of the third voyage. His image of the small Kamchatkan settlement with its inhabitants fishing in front of their distinctive dwellings, all in an untouched landscape with wooded coastline and distant snow-covered mountains, gives an arcadian vision of the place wildly at variance with what it would become: modern Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, now a major commercial port and the home of Russia's nuclear submarine fleet. It was at St Peter and St Paul that the battered vessels called in mid-1779, and here too that Major Behm agreed to take the news of Cook's death overland to St. Petersburg. This is an early state of the print, before letters. The temporary credits here scratched into the plate are differently worded to the final version that would appear in the publication: here there is no caption identifying the view and the image is identified as "Drawn from Nature by J. Webber" and "Engraved by B.T. Pouncy". In the finished version these would be differently expressed as "J. Webber del." and "B.T. Pouncy sc.". The proof engraving is printed on a noticeably different paper and its inking is distinctly finer than the examples of the finished version with which we have compared it. The result is a greater tonal quality. Joppien and Smith discuss the Kamchatkan visit at some length in both text and catalogue volumes of their study of the art of Cook's third voyage. In their description of the related watercolour view now in the Dixson Library in Sydney they note that the original version has probably been lost and that the Dixson watercolour is probably related to the engraving process. The drawings of Kamchatkan natives and of the interior of one of the huts recently offered for sale by ourselves were all related to this visit made by Cook's ships to St Peter and St Paul. This is a desirable and rare version of one of Webber's most successful images from Cook's third voyage. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        La Giammaica.

      1784 - Venice, 1784. Original outline colour. 335 x 435mm. An attractive map, with Jamaica printed within a trompe-l'oeil 'scroll', and the parish borders highlighted with colour.

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        Atlas Volume for Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken by Command of his Majesty, for making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere?

      G. Nicol and T. Cadell, London 1784 - Folio atlas, with 61 plates and two engraved charts; some foxing, joints starting, otherwise a very good copy in splendid contemporary polished calf. Beautifully bound atlas volume to the official account of Cook's third voyage, from the library of legendary English bibliophile Frances Currer. The book hails from the collection of one of the greatest female book collectors Frances Mary Richardson Currer (1785-1861, and bears her armorial bookplate. Currer was born in 1785 in the West Riding of Yorkshire, and was the daughter and sole heir of the Reverend Henry Richardson (1758-1784) who, shortly before his death, took the name of Currer on succeeding to the estates of Sarah Currer. Her mother was Margaret Clive Wilson, the only surviving child and heir of Matthew Wilson of Eshton Hall. She inherited both estates which put her in possession of a very large and valuable library and she went on to become one of England's earliest female bibliophiles. Currer's library at Eshton Hall, Yorkshire, estimated variously between 15 and 20,000 volumes, was rich in works on natural science, topography, antiquities and history, and noted for their choice condition and fine bindings. Dibdin dedicated his Bibliographical Tour to her, and referred to her as being "at the head of all female collectors in Europe". Currer has an interesting association with the Brontë sisters, as she was a supporter of the Keighley Mechanics' Institution and the new school at Cowan Bridge, attended by the Brontës. It is probable that she was the 'wealthy lady in the West Riding of Yorkshire' who gave £50 in 1821 to help pay the debts of the newly widowed Patrick Brontë (Barker, 105). Charlotte Brontë used her surname for her pseudonym, Currer Bell. In addition to the Currer provenance, this atlas bears the more recent bookplate of voyage literature collector Carl Wendell Carlsmith.

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        A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean ; Undertaken by Command of his Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere?

      John Stockdale, Scatcherd and Whitaker, John Fielding and John Hardy, London 1784 - Octavo, four volumes, with a portrait frontispiece, large folding chart and a total of 49 plates; occasional moderate foxing, touch of worming affects preliminary leaves of one volume, overall a very good set in recent mottled calf, spine gilt with raised bands. A handsomely bound set of the first octavo edition derived from the official account of Cook's third voyage. Appearing shortly after the publication of the full quarto edition, this was the first account of to reach the wider public eager for details of Captain Cook's death in Hawaii. In keeping with the popular demand for an engaging narrative, the text was abridged omitting some technical and navigation details. Free from cumbersome passages, this edition reads more like an adventure than the official quarto edition. Likewise, the plates have been re-engraved for the smaller format. Aside from the large chart accompanying the first volume showing the progress of the expedition the two folding plates are noteworthy. The first depicts the death of Cook and was engraved after the original by Dodd. It ignominiously depicts the last moments of the great navigator, here shown lying face down and clutching the shore whilst dragged by the calves by a Hawaiian warrior in a tapa cape. The second folding plate is a map of the Hawaiian Islands, with a separate and most engaging chart of Karakakooa Bay marked with soundings, details of native villages and areas under cultivation - and the location 'Here Capt. Cook was killed' duly noted. From the collection of Robert Edwards. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nouvelle Mappe Monde dediee au progres de nos connoissances.

      1784 - Venice, M. Remondini, 1784. Coloured, with gold highlights. 490 x 680mm. One small repaired tear. Double-hemisphere world map, but taken from an unusual angle. Paris is at the centre of the right sphere, so that Europe, Asia, Africa, North America and most of South America appear together: the left sphere contains Patagonia, Australia and the East Indian Islands. Thus Santini could name the two halves 'Hemisphere Maritime' and 'Hemisphere Terrestre'. Australia and New Zealand are only shown partially (despite Cook a decade before); the erroneous 'Mer de L'Ouest' appears in northwest America, with a large 'I. Nouvelle' just south of the Bering Straits; and Jesso is part of mainland Asia.

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        A New and Correct Chart of the Coast of Newfoundland from Cape Raze to Bonavista

      London: W. & J. Mount & T. Page, 1784. London: W. & J. Mount & T. Page, 1784. unbound. Sea Chart. Uncolored engraving. Page measures 18.75" x 40". This dramatic large scale map of the Avalon Peninsula in SE Newfoundland was part of a later edition of the fourth book, "The West-India Navigation", published by W. & J. Mount & T. Page in 1784. Beautiful rendering of bays and inlets, rocks, soundings, some anchorages, coastal islands, place-names and three big compass roses with north oriented towards the right. Also shown is a large inset of Chebucto Harbour (aka Jipugtug named by the Mi'kmaq Indians) with an early plan of Halifax. The two other creatively placed harbour details include Trinity Harbour (which is north of Avalon) and St. John's Harbour (which is the Capital of Newfoundland and one of the oldest city in North Americas). Deep folds and creases as issued, needs to be flattened, some browning along lower edges. Dark rich engraving. Manuscript notes on verso. Mount and Page are best known for being publishers of charts and pilot books. The "English Pilot" was the first English Atlas to chart American waters. It was published in many editions from 1671 to 1803.

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        The Death of Captain Cook , In February 1779 by the murdering Dagger of a Barbarian at Carakakooa, in one of the Sandwich Isles. He having there become a Victim to his own Humanity. The Distressing Scene, is Part of the Original Plate after Webber by Messrs Bartolozzi & Byrne

      Sold in Spur Street, Leicester Square, n.d. but, London 1784 - Oval engraving, 350 x 265 mm. (image size); crease in lower margin, otherwise in very good condition. The very rare variant issue. Exceptionally rare variant of the famous engraving of Cook's death showing, as the caption notes, "Part of the Original Plate after Webber". This is only rarely seen: the only copy catalogued by Joppien and Smith was in the British Museum. Based on the oil painting executed by Webber soon after he returned to London in 1780, the full-size version of the engraving was first issued early in 1784: Francesco Bartolozzi was responsible for the figures in the engraving and William Byrne produced the landscape. Quickly becoming the most famous of all eighteenth-century depictions of the massacre, the view appeared at about the same time as the official third voyage account was published. This was no coincidence: although lavishly illustrated by Webber, the official account did not include any depiction of the most famous scene of the entire voyage, the death of Captain Cook. As a result, the iconic engraving is often seen bound into extra-illustrated editions of the third voyage account. Reflecting the general opinion prevailing in published accounts of the voyage, the original image, as Joppien and Smith argue, appeared to show Cook as 'an innocent victim, killed in the act of pleading for peace'. This is here heightened by the changed composition, as the oval design gives the original image a radically different impact, eschewing the drama of the conflict between the British sailors and the Hawaiians in favour of a scene in which Cook, his arm raised in supplication to his men offstage, stands alone and overwhelmed by a seething crowd. The only copy noted among Australian holdings appears to be the heavily clipped copy in the National Library of Australia, part of the Nan Kivell collection.

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        The Royal Society Medal, in commemoration of Captain Cook . Obverse: Uniformed bust of James Cook. Reverse: Fortune leaning upon a column, holding a rudder on a globe

      Royal Society 1784 - Bronze medal, 43 mm. diameter; slight wear to both faces but a reasonable example. Royal Society medal in bronze. The Royal Society's formal memorial to the great navigator: one of 577 bronze medals struck. Fellows of the Royal Society were entitled to a free bronze medal, while silver and gold issues were available by subscription only.

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        PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL ESSAYS: Translated from the Original Latin...by Edmund Cullen, M.D....To which are added Notes and Illustrations, by the Translator

      London, J. Murray, 1784.. London, J. Murray, 1784.. 2 volumes, complete set, FIRST EDITION 1784, 8vo, approximately 220 x 130 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, 2 folding tables and 4 folding engraved plates, pages: xl, 1-464; xv, (1), 1-518, bound in modern full calf, decorative blind panelling to covers, gilt raised bands to spine, gilt rules and gilt decoration in compartments, contrasting gilt lettered labels (Physical misspelt Phisical), new marbled endpapers. Faint browning to edges of title pages, small light ink smudge to 2 pages, otherwise text clean throughout, light browning to 1 folding table, 2 plates faintly browned, 1 with brown staining on upper half of all 3 panels, 1 slightly misfolded. A very good set of the scarce first edition. Chapters include: aerial acid, analysis of waters, the waters of Upsal, the acidulous spring in the parish of Denmark, sea-water, the artificial preparation of cold and of hot medicated waters, the acid of sugar, the preparation of alum, antimoniated tartar, magnesia, the forms of crystals, particularly spathaceous, siliceous earth, the hydrophanous stone, the earth of gems, the turmalin stone, fulminating calx of gold, platina, the white ores of iron, nickel, arsenic, the ores of zinc, metallic precipitates, the art of assaying in the humid way, the blow-pipe and its use. A third volume was published in Edinburgh in 1791 by G. Mudie & J. & J. Fairbairn. The three volumes are seldom found together as first editions. Torbern Bergman (1735-1784) was a Swedish chemist who is most notably recognized for his 1775 Dissertation on Elective Attractions, containing the largest chemical affinity tables ever published. He was a prolific scientist, working in physics, mathematics, and physical geography as well as chemistry. After graduating with a master's degree in 1758, he became professor of mathematics at Uppsala in 1761 and later was a professor of chemistry as well as pharmacology. Sotheran, Bibliotheca Chemico-Mathematica, Volume I, page 18, 341; John Ferguson, Bibliotheca Chemica, Volume 1, pages 98-99; A catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcombe Historical Medical Library, Volume 2, page 149; The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science and Medicine, Part 2, page 41. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        De Walvischvangst, met Byzonderen Daartoe Betrekkelyk

      Amsterdam: Peter Conrad, 1784. 15 copperplates (5 fldg) 6 copper engraved maps. 4 vols, 4to. 96, 116, 116, 116 pp. First edition of this history and analysis of Dutch whaling efforts in the Arctic, including Greenland, Spitsbergen, Novaya Zemlya, Jan Mayen Land, and the waters of the Davis Strait, in the 16th -18th centuries. With charts of these areas as well as a folding chart of "de Noord-Pool," and plates of whales and inhabitants of polar regions. The narrative history is accompanied by statistics of expenditures and catches, and by magnificent plates of whales and whaling activities. The third volume deals with the inhabitants of polar regions, with suitable illustrations, and the fourth volume is a history of the Dutch herring fishery, with a folding panorama of herring fishing. Text in Dutch. This first edition of 1784 is rare, Jenkins citing only the 1791 edition in his bibliography (p. 114) and in his history of whaling (p. 169.) Not in Arctic Bibliography. The whaling plate is cited in Ingalls, "Whaling Prints in the Lothrop Collection". Bound in modern full leather, antique style, with blindstamped covers, raised bands and spine label.Backsrtip lightly sunned, small oval institution stamp on each title page. A very good copy of a rare and important book in the history of whaling.

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        CONSIDERATIONS SUR LE MAGNETISME ANIMAL +3 OBRAS MAS

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura 1 Edicion. Amsterdam. Holandesa. 20X13. 4 Obras en el mismo libro: 1784, Considerations sur le magnetisme animal, M. Mesmer y M. Bergasse, 1h+149Pag+1h. 1785. Remontrances des malades aux medicins de la Faculte de Paris 1h+103Pag. 1785. M. F. L. Thomas d'Onglee, Rapport au public de quelques abus auxquels le magnetisme animal a donne lieu, 165Pag+1h. 1785, M.F***, Essai sur les probabilites du somnambulisme magnetique 70Pag. Ademas de toda esta gran Obra del Magnetismo animal a parte contiene una 1h manuscrita de la epoca del anterior poseedor, curioso. Rarissimo ejemplar. Ref 5.7 Biblioteca A&8.

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        METODO PARA CURARSE UNO MISMO ENFERMEDADES VENEREAS

      . Zustand: Muy Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa blanda. Madrid. 1784. Pergamino a la romana. 478pag. 15x10. Traducido del Frances al Castellano por D. Felipe Lopez Somoza. macha de humedad alguna pagina (foto). Buen ejemplar. Ref 8.7 Biblioteca A. N° de ref. de la libreria ABE-12302814296

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        Nya handels-bibliotheket.

      Första delen. Sthlm, A. J. Nordström, 1784. 8:o. 120 s. Häftad i samtida gråpappersomslag med handskriven titel på ryggen. Ryggen delvis defekt. Lagerfläckig, varav hårt i början. Tvärsgående fuktränder på s. 7-48, 63-80 och från 92 till slutet. Sidorna 115-18 helt loss. Med D. Dahlqvists namnteckning daterad den 24 februari 1806. Ur Per Kjellanders bibliotek.. Allt som utkom. Arbetet inleds med en dedikationsdikt till Gustav III. Innehåller vidare ett företal och uppsatserna "Afhandling om näringstvånget i gemen, och skrån i synnerhet", "Förslag, til nybyggens anläggande i Indien, och på africanska kusten", "Förslag til grofva klädes-fabriquers inrättande å landet; afgifvit til kongl. maj:ts och riksens Commerce-collegium, af commerce-rådet herr Johan Jac. Westberg" och "Om Marstrands frihamn". Den sistnämnda upptar sidorna 89-120 och har inte uppmärksammats av Aberstén och Tiselius. Kellgren fick 1782 ett anslag ur manufakturfonden för utgivandet av detta arbete, som var tänkt som en fristående fortsättning på Eric Sefströms "Handels-bibliothek", som utkommit i fyra delar 1772-77. Det blev hårt angripet av Thorild i "Den nye granskaren"

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        VIAJE AL PARNSASO,LA NUMANCIA(*),EL TRATO DE ARGEL(*) 1784(*1 EDICION)

      . Zustand: Muy Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura 1 Edicion. Madrid. XVI +384 Pag. 19x13. 1784. 3 lams. grabs. Plena piel, dorados en lomo en que figura La galatea(fallo de epoca)Tres laminas dibujadas por J.F. Ximeno y Manuel de la Cruz y grabadas por Bartolome Vazquez y J.J. Fabregat. Es la tercera edicion del "Viaje al Parnaso" y primera de las otras dos obras, como afirma la Advertencia del editor. Las dos paginas primeras estan facsimiladas,(prologo al lector; advertencia del editor)fotos. Una gran Obra Cervantina.

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        APÉNDICE AL DICCIONARIO HISTÓRICO Y FORENSE DEL DERECHO REAL DE ESPAÑA.

      - Madrid 1784. Joachin Ibarra Impresor. Tomo segundo del diccionario que publico el autor cinco años antes y que se completa con este apendice, raro de encontrar a la venta. Plena piel época. Nervios y tejuelo. 22x15 cm. XIJ + 492 págs. Texto a dos columnas. Papel limpio y con buenos margenes. Últimas páginas del indice con ligeras marcas de humedad sin afectar al texto. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean;

      London: John Stockdale, Scatcherd and Whitaker, John Fielding, and John Hardy, 1784 . London: John Stockdale, Scatcherd and Whitaker, John Fielding, and John Hardy,, 1784 . undertaken by Command of His Majesty, for making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere: performed under the Direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore in the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780. Being a copious, comprehensive, and satisfactory Abridgement of the Voyage written by … 4 volumes, octavo (210 × 130 mm). Contemporary green morocco, marbled boards with vellum tips, title gilt direct to the spine. Portrait frontispiece to volume I, and 48 other plates, including a folding plate of the death of Cook, 2 folding maps A little rubbed, light browning, occasional spotting, slight off-setting from but not to the plates, tear with no loss to the large general map, neatly repaired verso, overall a very neat and attractive set. First octavo edition, issued in the same year as the unabridged official account in quarto. "This abridged account is preferred by some readers because, the nautical and technical parts having been deleted, the work reads more like an adventure" (Hill).

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        Fielding's New Peerage of England Scotland & Ireland; containing the origin & progress of Honours; manner of creating Peers; orders of Knighthood: Introduction to Heraldry with an Heraldic dictionary and a compleat extinct Peerage.

      John Fielding, London. 1784 - 2 vols in 1. 12mo. Pp, iv, 238, (8, index); 135, (13). Engraved frontis. and title pages and 78 engraved plates. Full calf, raised bands, contrasting morocco title label. A little rubbed but a sound, tight and attractive copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PROSE, E VERSI PER ONORARE LA MEMORIA DI LIVIA DORIA CARAFFA Principessa Del S.R. Imp. e della Roccella, di Alcuni Rinomati Autori.

      Parma, Reale Stamperia, 1784. - In 4°, elegante legatura coeva in m. marocchino verde con angoli, tass. con tit., filetti e fregi in oro al dorso; pp. (8), 407, (3), con ritratto della principessa in antiporta e altro ritratto in medaglione, inscritto in un'illustrazione allegorica con elementi archeologici egizi, a precedere il testo (R. Morghen sc.), altre due belle illustrazioni allegoriche f. t. incise in rame da Raffaello Morghen e quattro "frontespizi" incisi in rame a piena pagina (S. Bianchi sc.). Nel testo sono inoltre presenti 69 testate, 41 iniziali ornate, 42 finalini (S. Bianchi sc.) e 16 cornici (B. Bossi sc.). Bell'esemplare. Prima edizione di uno dei libri più apprezzati del grande tipografo saluzzese, fu ristampata nel 1793. Brooks, 250. Brunet, IV, 909: "Ce volume, magnifiquement exécuté, a été tiré à un petit nombre d'exemplaires pour etre distribué en présents". De Lama II, 29-30.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Docet di Rabiti Loris]
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        New, authentic, and complete collection of voyages round the world, undertaken and performed by royal authority. Containing an authentic, entertaining, full, and complete history of capitain Cook's first, second, third and last voyages .. for making discoveries in geography, navigation, astronomy, &c., in the southern and northern hemispheres, &c. and successively performed in the years 1768 ... 1780. ..Now publishing under the immediate direction of George William Anderson.

      London, Alex Hogg, (1784-1786).Folio. Contemporary half calf (extremities of spine rep., marbled boards sl. rubbed). With 157 engraved plates, maps and charts (including portrait and worldmap showing Cook's tracts). 655+ Direction to the binder (without List of subscribers).* First collected edition of the accounts of Cook's three great voyages of discovery bound from the original 80 weekly parts. 'An important compilation of English voyages, richly illustrated. Anderson gives the original accounts, others are edited or abridged versions, and frequently additional materials from other sources are added to give scope and depth to the narratives' (Hill p.7). - (Few blank margins restored; some light foxing). Mody 18; Hill 18.

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        Lettera autografa dello scrittore e commediografo - amico di Alfieri, Goldoni e corrispondente di Voltaire - datata Venezia 21 febbraio 1784 diretta a Petronio Gabussi, maestro di casa dell'Albergati nella quale fa cenno all'Abate Stefano Arteaga. Una pagina in - 4. Indirizzo autografo e sigillo in ceralacca rossa alla quarta. Sono quasi affatto libero della mia doglia, e vi ringrazio dell'amorosa premura. S'annessa al Sig. Abate Arteaga con sicurezza. Il Suppini è sempre stato un birbante, e da birbante opera sino al fine. Mi basta che sia almeno finito quest'intrico. Starò attendendo l'esito, che voglio sperare felice, dei due affari arciprete e secchelli. Lo scrittore spagnolo Stefano Arteaga (1747 - 1799) fu precettore presso il Marchese Albergati Capacelli anche grazie alla pubblicazione della sua principale opera Le rivoluzioni del teatro musicale italiano dalla sua origine fino al presente. L'incarico in casa dell'Albergati, luogo d'incontro di letterati e scrittori, non durò a lungo. Assunto proprio nel febbraio 1784, cessò nello stesso anno, nonostante l'accordo stabilito tra precettore e ospite sui criteri per l'istruzione del marchesino Luigi, ispirati a una pedagogia illuminata e razionalistica. Ciò che invece irritava l'Albergati era la spregiudicatezza con cui l'ex gesuita valutava la letteratura italianA

      

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Lim Antiqua s.a.s.]
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        LE PETIT FLAMBEAU DE LA MER, ou le véritable guide des pilotes côtiers; où il est clairement enseigné la manière de naviguer le long de toutes les côtes de France, d'Angleterre, d'Irlande, d'Espagne, de Portugal, d'Italie, de Sicile, de Malte, de Corse et de Sardaigne, et autres Isles du Détroit; et des Côtes de barbarie, depuis le Cap Bon jusqu'au Cap Verd. Comme aussi toutes les démonstrations des côtes, de la manière qu'elles paroissent de la mer.

      Saint Malo Chez L.H. Hovius,. 1784. Relie, petit in-4°, Reliure de l'époque. 19e siecle, 384pp avec illustrations. Dernière édition, bon etat.avec l'heure des marées en chaque port,et de la chute des courans; de plus les sondes et profondeurs qui se rencontrent tant dedans que dehors le Canal, la qualité des fonds, avec tous les dangers qui y sont. Les plans et baies des principaux ports et havres y sont démontrés d'une manière fort intelligible: comme aussi tous les amers, et plusieurs autres plans et baies qui se rencontrent en allant aux Indes Oientales, et une table des variations qui se trouvent tant en allant que revenant des Indes.

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        Memorials of human superstition

      London: G.Robinson, 1784. London: G.Robinson, 1784 Memorials of human superstition; Being a paraphrase and commentary on the Historia Flagellantium of the Abbe Boileau, Doctor of the Sorbonne, Canon of the Holy Chapel, & c. By one who is not Doctor of the Sorbonne. 2nd.Ed. Roy. 8Vo.1/2 red calf, 426 pp.Engr. title vignet, another vignet and 2 full pp. prints. 2 Pp. cropped.Text jumps from pp. 16 to 19, but complete. A fine copy of a scarce book on the flagellants. The (2) engravings are not signed. No translator or author is given. (Boileau..??)

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        Fabelen en Vertelsels nederduitsche vaerzen gevolgd.

      Te Amsterdam nij deErven P. Meijer en G. Warnars 1784 - 3 volumes. 12mo, 132 x 74 mms., pp. [iv], 124; [vi], 132; [ii], 110 [111 - 112 index], engraved vignette of Gellert on each title-page, engraved frontispiece in volume 1, 149 engraved plates, by N. van der Meer after J. Buys, contemporary continental half calf, speckled boards, spines ornately gilt in compartments, olive morocco labels. A very good to fine set, with the bookplate of Walther Konigsbeerger in each volume. Gellert (1715 - 1769) studied theology at Leipzig University but eventually became a tutor in philosophy, where his lectures were widely appreciated by both students and colleagues. Fabeln und Erzählungen was published in1746-1748 and translated into other European languages. Gellert modelled his fables on those of Fontaine, and several were set to music, most notably by Beethoven. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Praktische Anweisung zum Nivelliren oder Wasserwägen, nach einer in vielen Stücken veränderten und erleichterten Methode, nebst Beschreibung der dazu gehörigen Wasserwage (!). Mit 5 (4 teilkolor.) gest. Tafeln. Hannover, Helwing, 1800. 8vo. (20,0 x 12,5 cm). Titel, XVI, 252 S., 1 Bl. Druckfehler. Interimsbroschur d. Zt.

      . . Einzige Ausgabe. - Das Werk enthält Hogrewes Untersuchungen über die Wasserwaage, die er seit 1784 unternommen hat. Interessant ist besonders der zweite Abschnitt, in dem er u.a. eine Waage des Hannoveraner Mechanikers Drechsler beschreibt (mit 1 Tafel). Im weiteren über seine neue Methode des Nivellierens. Hogrewe (1737-1814) ist vor allem durch die Hannoversche Landesaufnahme in den Jahren 1769-1779 bekannt geworden, aus der ein 165 Blatt umfassendes Kartenwerk hervorgegangen ist. "Der Nachwelt ist [er auch] bekannt als... Verfasser ausgezeichneter, meistens als 'Praktische Anweisungen' betitelter Lehrbücher." (NDB IX, S. 475). - Exemplar der Tetschner Bibliothek mit großem rotem Stempel auf der Titelrückseite. Poggendorff I, Sp. 1129. - Enslin, Bibl. Arch. S. 20. - Ersch, Lit. der Math. Sp. 105, Nr. 921. - Nicht bei Engelmann u. Grewe. - Rücken fehlt nahezu komplett. Etwas stockfleckig. Unaufgeschnittenes Exemplar.

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        The Complete Angler, or Contemplative Man's Recreation - In Two Parts - With The Lives of the Authors, and Notes Historical, Critical, and Explanatory. By Sir John Hawkins

      London: John, Francis, and Charles Rivington, 1784 - Nice copy of this edition, a reprint of the earlier Hawkins editions, except here the Life of Cotton by Oldys has been replaced by Hawkins' own Fourth Hawkins Edition. 8vo. Engraved frontispiece, portrait of Cotton and 14 engraved plates. Pp. lxxxii, 268; xxxiv, 111, [10, index]. Nineteenth- century half morocco by J. Sampson, York. Some wear, some light staining in four gatherings K,L,T,U. Very good copy. Coigney 13; Horne 13; Oliver 13

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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