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        Eberts Naturlehre.

      Troppau, Traßler 1784-85.. 3 Bde. 8°. 559 (1); 494 (2), 528 S. Mit gest., kol. Frontisp. u. insges. 49 altkolor. Kupfertaf. HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. m. Rückensch. u. Rückengoldpräg. Nur tlw. etw. stärker gebräunt die Kupfer tlw. im Rand hinterlegt bzw. etw. angerandet.. vgl. Wegehaupt I, 515 (Ausg. Lpz.); Jörden VI, 55 - Ebert (1737-1805), Mathematiker, Philosoph, Dichter. "Als Schriftsteller machte er sich durch mehrere mathematische und philosophische Lehrbücher bekannt, welche sich durch logische Anordnung, Gründlichkeit und Deutlichkeit und nicht minder in stilistischer Hinsicht auszeichnen". (ADB) - Das Werk ist in Briefform, für Kinder von zehn bios zwölf Jahren, abgefasst. Die schönen Kupfer zeigen Säugetiere, Fischer, Schmetterlinge, Vögel und Pflanzen sowie einige physikalische und astronomische Versuche.

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        An historical sketch of Goa, the metropolis of the Portuguese settlements in India. Madras (now Chennai), "printed for the Proprietor, by William Twigg, at the Gazette Press", 1831. Small narrow 4to in 2s (20 x 14 cm). With a folding engraved map of the city of Goa (23.5 x 26.5 cm). Contemporary half tree calf.

      Graesse II, p. 286; Smith & Vining, American Geographers, 1784-1812, pp. 44-45. First (and only early English) edition of a detailed account of the city of Goa and its surroundings on the west coast of India, with a folding map of the city, engraved in Madras by W. Jervis. In addition to the general history and description of Goa, with an emphasis on the Portuguese colonists, the book includes a biography of the author; brief notes on the viceroys, governors, bishops and archbishops of Goa, from 1505 to the time of publication; information on the churches and religious orders; the islands and surroundings; and the people of various social classes. The book was printed for the proprietor of the Madras Gazette, apparently by subscription since it includes a list of about 250 subscribers. An essential reference for any study of the city and a primary source for the early 19th century. Cottineau de Kloguen was born in Nantes, probably before 1780, joined a Catholic religious order at an early age and spent most of his life abroad as a missionary. He lived in Baltimore, Maryland, for ten years and published a book there in 1806. He was in Bombay by 1827 and took charge of the Church of St Joseph in Colaba there when it was consecrated early in 1828. He died in 1830 at Madras, where the present book was published the following year. A Portuguese translation appeared in 1858.In very good condition and with generous margins, with a small tear in the folding map, the corner of one leaf torn off (not approaching the text) and a marginal stain in the last few leaves, with some damage at the foot of a few of those leaves. The binding is slightly rubbed and has a few chips along the edges, but is otherwise very good.

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        RECUEIL D'ESTAMPES REPRESENTANT LES DIFFERENTS EVENEMENS DE LA GUERRE QUI A PROCURE L'INDEPENDANCE AUX ETATS UNIS DE L'AMERIQUE

      Paris: M. Ponce et M. Godefroy, [1784]. First Edition. Hardcover. A clean copy of this interesting book. Near Fine. Oblong quarto (12-3/4" x 9-3/4") bound in recent calf-backed boards with a gilt-decorated spine and gilt-lettered morocco spine label. This copy complete with sixteen engraved plates plus two additional plates bound at the end. Includes an engraved title page with vignettes (HOWES C576: the first French book to mention the United States on the title page), twelve plates of scenes, two maps, and a final plate celebrating the peace of 1783. One of the few contemporary publications with illustrated scenes from the Revolution, this copy has wider margins than others we have examined. The plates are: 1. Precis de cette guerre. 2. John Malcom. 3. Journee de Lexington. 4. Sarratoga. 5. Prise de la Dominique. vi. Prise du Senegal. 7. Prise de l'isle de la Grenade. 8. Prise de Pensacola. 9. Prise de Tabago. 10. Reddition de l'armee du Lord Cornwallis. 11. Surprise de St. Eustache. 12. Siege du Fort S. Philippe. 13. Attaque de Brimstomhill. 14. Carte des Etats Unis. 15. Cartes particulieres des concessions faites par l'Angleterre a la France et a l'Espagne par le traite de 1783. 16. Precis du traite de paix, signe a Versailles le 3 septembre 1783. The additional two plates are in the same style but are related to the slightly later French Revolution: 1. La honte du forfait , n'est que pour le coupable. 2. The heroisme du jeune desilles.

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        [Man of Mangea]

      London: circa, 1784. Proof engraving, 315 x 250 mm, laid down on old backing with manuscript notes in ink at bottom right; in good condition, framed. Proof before letters. Rare proof impression before letters of one of Webber's more striking portraits from Cook's third voyage, of the Cook Islands native Mou'rooa, who transferred into Cook's boat as the captain reconnoitred off Mangaia in March 1777. He was the only one to actually board the Resolution, 'tho not without evident signs of fear' (Beaglehole, Journals III, part 1, p. 79). As the ships did not land on Mangaia, the little information they gathered was derived from questions put to Mou'rooa by Omai. His ears were already pierced with the long slit in which he stuck a knife he was given as a gift or trade. Joppien and Smith note that this was one of the earliest from the series of engravings to be printed. They also note another proof impression of this plate in the National Library of Australia.

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        Portraits of Captain James King and Hawkesworth

      London: Alex Hogg, n.d., but circa, 1784. Pair of engraved portraits on single sheet, 240 x 380 mm; in good condition. Cook's editors. Striking oval portraits of two men involved in the publication of Cook's voyages, from Anderson's Voyages of Captain Cook. Hawkesworth was of course the writer who published Cook's first voyage (Cook was among many who disliked the results) In 1771 John Hawkesworth (c.1720-1773) was appointed by Lord Sandwich, then first Lord of the Admiralty, to revise and publish Cook's voyages to the Pacific. This was issued in three volumes, quarto, and covers narrative edited from Cook's journals of his first voyage, plus the voyages of several of his predecessors in the Southern oceans. James King (1750-1784) was the astronomer recommended by Dr Thomas Hornsby to accompany Cook's third voyage. He was appointed to the Resolution as second lieutenant and reportedly was ashore taking sights at the time of Cook's death in 1779. Following Cook's death he helped lead the ships on the remainder of the voyage, also completing Cook's account of the voyage prior to his early death from tuberculosis.

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        Captain James Cook

      London: Alex Hogg., n.d., but circa, 1784. Engraving, 380 x 235 mm.; some wear. Re-engraved for Anderson. Naïve oval portrait prepared as frontispiece for Anderson's New, Authentic and Complete Collection (1784-86). The scroll below gives birth and death information and names of the ships on each voyage.

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        Recueil d'Estampes Representant les Diffèrents Evenemens de la Guerre qui a procuré l'Indépendance aux Etats Unis de l'Amérique.

      Paris: M. Ponce, [c. 1784]. - Oblong 4to., (9 ¼ x 11 inches). 2 fine engraved maps, 14 fine engraved plates, each numbered and with engraved text at bottom, after Godefroy, Fauvel, William, Lausan, P. C. Marillier, Le Paon and others (a bit browned, occasional staining). Later half gray cloth, marbled boards, morocco gilt lettering piece to spine (extremities a bit worn). First edition. Published shortly after the signing of the Treaty of Paris at the end of 1783, and designed to illustrate the main events of the Revolutionary War. "First French book with a title-page mentioning the United States" (Howes). Issue without the separate title page, with 16 plates, all listed in the contents on the last plate. The two maps show: North America giving the arrival dates of various waves of European immigration and population statistics; and the areas in Florida, Senegal, Tobago, and Minorque conceded by England in the Treaty of 1783. The plates show the dramatic seizing of loyalist John Malcolm, who was tarred and feathered; the battles of Lexington, and Saratoga; the taking of Martinique ("Dominique"), Senegal, Grenada, Pensacola, and Tobago; the surrender of Cornwallis; the ambush at St. Eustace, the Siege of Fort St. Philippe, and the attack at Brimstomhill. Sabin 68421. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory #72MMS119. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Herren Stephan und Joseph von Montgolfier Versuche mit der von ihnen erfundenen Maschine. Ein Auszug aus der französischen Beschreibung von C. G. Murr

      Nürnberg, Grattenauer, 1784.. Mit 8 Kupfertafeln und gefalt. Tabelle. 6 Bl., 140 S., 1 Bl. HPrgt. d. Zt. Erste Ausgabe dieser deutschen Bearbeitung. - Fromm 8819; Brockett 8894; Liebmann-W. 1003: "Enthält S. 110-140 ausführliche und nach den Quellen gearbeitete Nachrichten über die Geschichte der Luftschiffahrt vor Montgolfier mit zahlreichen Literaturhinweisen und Zitaten." - Die Kupfer, dem französischen Original nachgestochen, zeigen verschiedene Ballontypen, Ventile, Konstruktionsskizzen, das Luftschiff von Lana etc. - Etwas berieben. Insgesamt recht gutes und hübsch gebundenes Exemplar!

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        Télephe en XII livres

      Londres; et se trouve à Paris: Pissot, 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.

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        Kst.- Karte, v. J.C. Berndt b. I. W. Iaeger, "Carte topographique D'Allemagne Contenant une Partie des Provinces Unies, favoir la Province de Friesland occidentale, une Partie d'Overyssel, de Gueldre, d'Hollande septentrionale...".

      . mit altem Grenzkolorit,, 1784, 47 x 58,7. Mit Kopftitel. - Zeigt mittig den Zuidersee. Gebiet: Insel Texel, Leuuwarden, Zwolle, Alkmar.

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        Kst.- Karte, v. J.C. Berndt b. I. W. Iaeger, "Carte topographique D'Allemagne Contenant une Partie des Duches de Gueldres et de Cleves, du Comte d'Hollande, la Province d' Utrecht, Baronie, de Breda, ..".

      . mit altem Grenzkolorit,, 1784, 46,5 x 59. Mit Kopftitel. - Zeigt mittig die Umgebung Utrecht - Rhenen. Gebiet: Amsterdam, Deventer, Kleve, Breda.

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        [Colour drawings of birds after Jacquin, Latham and Sparmann]. [Austria?], [ca. 1815]. Imperial 4to? (35×25.5 cm). 127 drawings of birds in black, white and colour gouaches on wove paper, each with the Latin name and occasionally also a brief note in German (in a German hand), each signed "E.G.F. fec." 19th-century grey half cloth.

      Cf. Nissen, IVB 466 (Jacquin), 533 (Latham) and 889 (Sparmann). A series of colour bird drawings initialled by the unidentified artist, "E.G.F.", based on drawings in three published bird books: 14 after Joseph Franz von Jacquin, Beyträge zur Geschichte der Vögel (Vienna 1784); 69 after John Latham, Allgemeine Uebersicht der Vögel (Nürnberg 1792) and 44 after Anders Sparmann, Museum Carlsonianum (Stockholm 1786-1789). Below each drawing, the artist names the source he followed and gives the Latin name of the bird, usually the place of origin (in German) and occasionally an additional note in German. Most of the birds come from Africa, the Americas, the East Indies, New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. Although nearly all the birds come from exotic lands, one has a note, "Augeblich in Oesterreich gevangen/Vielleicht ein bastard vom Lauarien Vogell und Grünling".Slightly browned, a few leaves with minor stains or foxing and a couple with small marginal tears, but still in good condition.

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        Le Roi Voyageur, ou Examen des Abus de l'Administration de la Lydie

      T.P. Capel, Londres 1784 - Octavo, completely uncut, in fine condition except that the original marbled wrappers are loose and defective revealing French printed waste used in the binding. " First edition: the fictional discovery and translation of an ancient travel account used to mask a political satire. The London imprint is probably a disguise since the binding shows the use of French printed waste as strengthening. Published only five years before the revolution, the subterfuge is understandable. In one of the most disingenuous prefaces in the imaginary voyage tradition, the author proffers a wonderfully diverse raft of excuses as to the integrity of the edition, which apparently only exists as an imprecise manuscript in 'mauvais latin' - a problem which the eponymous editor gleefully compounds with his own revisions. The work itself turns out to be the history of Melés, King of Lydie, and chronicles his extensive travels through his own kingdom, which proved the happy notion that everything the king has learnt in the schools and salons is quite useless, and that it is only through travel and experience that the true nature of his realm will become apparent. Lydie is clearly France, and the catalogue of abuses that the king discovers have direct relevance to pre-revolutionary France: the impositions on trade, the systems of privilege and their rank abuse, and the censorship of dissent. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Encyclopédie Méthodique: Finances

      chez Panckoucke, Paris; chez Plomteux, Liège 1784 - Three volumes in 4to; (4), 12, LX, 685, (5) pp.; (4), 787, (1), IV pp.; (4), 797, (1), XVII, (1), IV pp.; contemporary marbled calf, raised bands, spines gilt in compartments with two contrasting gilt lettering-pieces, red edges, marbled endpapers, binding rubbed and bumped, turn ins partly chipped, front hinges of two volumes weak, one hinge with split of 5 cm, two lettering-pieces incomplete, inside clean and crisp. First edition with a preliminary discourse of Rousselot de Surgy (essai historique sur les finances, pp. I-LX). The Encyclopédie Méthodique was a reworking of the famous Encyclopédie of Diderot and d'Alembert, divided into subject categories which form independent works. Kress B 574, Goldsmiths 12380. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [PRINTED CERTIFICATE, COMPLETED IN MANUSCRIPT, AUTHORIZING THE DISCHARGE OF A FRENCH COLONIAL SOLDIER]

      [Mauritius. 1784].. Broadside, 10 x 13 inches. Old folds. Completed in manuscript, with wax seal and manuscript notations on verso. Worn and lightly soiled, with some minor separation and loss at folds. Good. Rare and ephemeral discharge paper for a French soldier serving on Ile de France - present-day Mauritius - in the Indian Ocean. The soldier's name in Jean Foutelle, and his age and physical description are given. The certificate is signed by the Lieutenant Colonel of the island's regiment, as well as the Lieutenant Governor. It is stamped with an official wax seal and several manuscript notations on the verso of the certificate describe later activities. The Dutch were the first Europeans to become interested in the island, taking possession in 1598. After exploiting the island's dense forests for a century and introducing the cultivation of sugar cane and cotton, in 1710 the Dutch abandoned the colony. The French soon claimed it as "Ile de France," and the island remained under the control of the French East India Company until 1767. During the long war between France and England at the beginning of the 19th century, Mauritius proved to be an important strategic naval base, and as a result the British took charge of the island in 1810, and the Treaty of Paris confirmed official British possession in 1814. It remained an important sugar producing colony, and in the 20th century agricultural production was expanded to include tea, rice, and other produce. Rare and interesting - a handsome piece of early Mauritius printing.

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        Mort Tragique du Capitaine Cook. le 15 Fevrier, 1779. Sur la cote d\'Owhy-hee l\'une des Isles Sandwich, decouverte par ce Navigateur. . . Dediee et Presentee a Monsieur De Bougainville Officier General de Terre et de Mer, de la Societe Royale de Londres et

      Fine example of the rare Claude-Mathieu Fessard depiction of the death of Captain James Cook in Hawaii, during his third voyage. 1784. Paris. 350 mm x 300 mm. Separately issued. Minor foxing and overall toning.It includes a brief biography of Cook and description of his death engraved below the image as a caption, with a dedication to Bouganville. Cook\'s death in Hawaii is one of the iconic images of the 18th Century.  Reproduced on numerous occasions, this is the original engraving from which most depictions of his death are taken.   James Cook was killed in Hawaii on February 14, 1779. He and his men had spent the two months on the Big Island and been well received. They departed in early February 1779 but returned due to storms and the need for ship repairs. The second reception turned hostile, and tensions between the sailors and the natives increased. When Cook went ashore to investigate, a scuffle occurred and Cook was killed.Conflicting accounts regarding Cook\'s death circulated, as there was some confusion over whether Cook was facing the Hawaiians and whether he had ordered his men to shoot at the islanders. Lieutenant James King, who was on the voyage but did not witness the incident, reported that \"it was remarked that while he faced the natives, none of them had offered him any violence, but that having turned about, to give his orders to the boats, he was stabbed in the back, and fell with his face into the water.\"In the Webber view, Cook is situated slightly to the right of center and stands out as he is represented in lighter tones than the other sailors and natives. He faces his men and, while armed with a rifle, has his back to the islanders. Other views, such as the impressive work of George Carter, show Cook facing his attackers.The official French account of Cook\'s third voyage did not include an image of his death, although some copies did include an added \'Mort de Cook\' plate.  The inclusion of Webber\'s scene in some English editions of the official account prompted Claude-Mathieu Fessard to create this fine example of the Webber view. The view is rare.References: Beddie 2615; Joppien & Smith 3.305A.

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        A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from the Originals, and Illustrated in their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers. To which are Prefixed a History of the Language, and an English Grammar.

      London: Printed by W. & A. Strahan; For W. Strahan J.F. & C. Rivington et al 1784 - Fifth edition. Two volumes. Folio. (580 leaves); (592 leaves), with signatures 4T-6M2 in volume I bound in before 3L and the final blank in volume II not bound in at all, the text complete with no other anomalies. Early 19th century black full calf sometime sympathetically rebacked to style, spines with raised bands, gilt lettered direct to two panels, renewed endpapers, 20th century armorial bookplates to the front pastedowns. Some sporadic foxing and a little marginal staining in places, generally a very good set. The final two volume folio edition and, more importantly, the last edition to appear in Johnson's lifetime. Courtney and Smith, p. 57. Fleeman, 55.4D/6.

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        Encyclopédie Méthodique: Économie politique et diplomatique.

      Ã  Paris chez Panckoucke; à Liège chez Plomteux 1784 - Four volumes in 4to; (2), VI, 760 pp.; (4), 757, (1) pp.; (4), 787, (1) pp.; (2), 840 pp., with one large folding table; contemporary marbled calf, raised bands, richly gilt backs with contrasting gilt lettering-pieces, marbled edges and marbled endpapers, extremities rabbed and bumped, turn ins partly chipped, covers of two volumes with worm holes, back cover of volumes 4 stained, a few gatherings browned, else clean and crisp. First edition with contributions from Demeunier, Desbois de Rochefort and Grivel (see INED 1340). Major subjects are agriculture, population and political economy. The Encyclopédie Méthodique (a reworking of the famous Encyclopédie of Diderot et d'Alembert) is divided into subject categories which form independent works. Kress B 574, Goldsmiths 12380 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Onomatologia Curiosa, Artificiosa et Magica. Oder: natürliches Zauber-Lexicon in welchem vieles Nützliche und Angenehme aus der Naturgeschichte, Naturlehre und natürlichen Magie nach alphabetischer Ordnung vorgetragen worden. Dritte Auflage. Verbessert und mit vielen neuen Zusätzen vermehrt von Johann Christian Wiegleb. -

      Nürnberg: Raspe 1784,. 4 Bll., 1744 Spp., 1 Faltkupfer, HLdrbd. der Zeit auf fünf Bünden, farbiger Blattschnitt, 20 x 12,5 cm. Dritte, vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage des erstmals 1759 erschienen Zauberlexikons. Themen sind Magie und Esoterik, Zaubertricks, Kartenkunststücke, chemisch-physikalische Experimente, Haushaltsmittel und Tinkturen, etc. - Die gestochene Titelvignette zeigt einen Greis bei der Buchlektüre in einem kleinen Gartenhäuschen. - Etwas berieben und bestoßen, das vordere Vorsatzblatt minimal randfleckig und mit winzigem Besitzvermerk von alter Hand. Sonst und insgesamt gutes, gepflegtes Exemplar..

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        Les Voyages d'Amour, Fils de Venus

      Paris: ches Theophile Barrois, 1784. Duodecimo; a fine copy in 19th-century French quarter red morocco, spine fading. First edition: a paradise on the Island of Venus. Evidently largely unknown to bibliographers, this charming work tells of the edenic Island of Venus, its natural beauty and exotic fauna completely unspoiled by any human influence. Using this as a backdrop, the work recounts the suitably idyllic adventures of Amour, the son of Venus, and his friends Morpheus, Eve and Zéphire. The short work ends with the parting wish: 'Si cette première Partie est reçue avec indulgence, on donnera la seconde.' The continuation, Voyages du Prince Amour followed in 1789 (although Barbier lists it as the second edition of this work).

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        Les Voyages d'Amour, Fils de Venus

      ches Theophile Barrois, Paris 1784 - Duodecimo; a fine copy in 19th-century French quarter red morocco, spine fading. First edition: a paradise on the Island of Venus. Evidently largely unknown to bibliographers, this charming work tells of the edenic Island of Venus, its natural beauty and exotic fauna completely unspoiled by any human influence. Using this as a backdrop, the work recounts the suitably idyllic adventures of Amour, the son of Venus, and his friends Morpheus, Eve and Z?phire. The short work ends with the parting wish: 'Si cette premi?re Partie est re?ue avec indulgence, on donnera la seconde.' The continuation, Voyages du Prince Amour followed in 1789 (although Barbier lists it as the second edition of this work). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Histoire de La Littérature D'Italie, Tirée De L'italien De Mr. Tiraboschi, et Abrégée Par Antoine Landi

      1784. Berne, 1784. 5 volumes, uncut, in original printed wrappers. Good copies. pp. viii, 373 [374 blank]; 365 [366 blank]; 428; 536; 351 [352 blank], including half-title in each volume. (some discreet library stamps throughout). Tiraboschi (1731 - 1794) produced 13 volumes of his Storia della letterature italiana, covering the origin and development of literature and the sciences from Etruscan times to 1700; an erudite and learned scholar, he was a bit long-winded, and Landi"s abridgment has much to recommend it. See Bohn's Guinea Catalogue note to # 6452 "The Storia della Letteratura Italiana of the immortal Tiraboschi cannot fail to be admitted into every judicious library, however vast or confined. Italy boasts of few literary characters of a higher class, or of a more widely-diffused reputation than Tiraboschi. His diligence, his sagacity, his candour, his constant and patriotic exertions to do justice to the reputation of his countrymen, and to rescue departed worth from ill-merited oblivion, assign to him an exalted situation; a situation with the Poggios and Politians of former times, in the everlasting temple of Fame" (Dibdin) And: "In one country of Europe, and only in one, we find a national history so comprehensive as to leave uncommemorated no part of its literary labour. This was first executed by Tiraboschi, a Jesuit born at Bergamo, and in his later years, librarian of the Duke of Modena. It descends to the close of the seventeenth century. In full and clear exposition, in minute and exact investigation of facts, Tiraboschi has few superiors; and such is his good sense in criticism, that we must regret the sparing use he has made of it." (Hallam).

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

      London: printed by Sayer and Bennet for G. Carter, 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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        A Tour in Wales. In Two Volumes.

      Benjamin White. London 1784 - Second edition and best edition with additional plates. Volume I: [viii], 488pp. [viii]pp. index. Vignette title, 26 engraved plates, many of them folding. Volume II: vi, [ii], 487pp. [viii]pp. index + 7pp. explanatory text to supplement plates. Engraved title, dated also 1784 + extra engraved title for The Journey to Snowden, dated 1781 and printed by Henry Hughes. Engraved vignette to page 1, 11 engraved plates, one of these folding plus 10 additional plates at rear, one of these folding. Handsomely bound in contemporary brown tree calf, very sympathetically and professionally rebacked in modern speckled calf retaining original endpapers. Contrasting lettering pieces. Some pages sl. browned and spotted but o/w an incredibly clean, complete and sound copy of this classic work.

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        Sammelband mit 20 Biographien und Nachrufen zu Lübecker Persönlichkeiten.

      meist Lübeck, Römhild, 1784/1829.. Mit 1 gefalteten Stammtafel, 1 gefalteten Liedtext, Pappband der Zeit, 16,5 x 11 cm,. Einband etwas berieben.Interessanter Sammelband mit Lebensbeschreibungen von Lübecker Bürgermeistern, Senatoren, Ärzten, Lehrern und Geistlichen des 18. Jahrhunderts, u. a. Nicolaus Binder, Christian von Brokes, Franz Bernhard Bruns, Carl Abraham Gütschow, Gerhard Hinrich Lamprecht, Gabriel Christian Lembke, Christian Julius Wilhelm Mosche und Peter Hinrich Petersen.

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        TRATADO DE LA CABREACION SEGUN EL DERECHO, Y ESTILO DEL PRINCIPADO DE CATALUNA

      . Zustand: Muy Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Barcelona. 1784. Holandesa. 20X15. 8h+130Pag+1h. Sus utilidades, y efectos del modo de principiar, y seguir con las causas de Cabreacion por Jayme Tos y urgelles. Rarissimo tratado. Ref 5.2 Biblioteca A.

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        Les Liaisons Dangereuses, ou Lettres recueillies dans une Societé, & publiées pour l'Instruction de quelques autres

      Amsterdam, Et se trouve à Paris, Durand Neveu 1784.. 4 Bde. in 2 geb. (kompl.). 8°. XV, 169; 2 Bll., 170; 2 Bll., 163, 1 Bl., 184 S. Ldr. d. Zt. Mit Rückengoldpräg. u. Kopfgoldschn. Kanten berieb. Hs. Besitzvermerk am Tit. Einige wenige S. (1-8) v. Bd. 3 geringf. wasserrandig. Dieser Briefroman von de Laclos (1741-1803) gilt als ein Hauptwerk der französischen Literatur des 18. Jahrhunderts und als Sittengemälde des ausgehenden Ancien régime. Hermann Hesse sagte er sei unter den erotischen, gesellschaftskritischen Romanen seiner Zeit der klügste, kühlste und unsentimentalste, literarisch sowie psychologisch glänzend. Sehr rare Ausgabe, zwei Jahre nach der EA. Diese Ausgabe erschien beim Verleger der Originalausgabe. Bibliographisch von uns nicht nachweisbar.

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        The Royal Society Medal (silver issue), in commemoration of Captain Cook

      London: Royal Society, 1784. Silver medal, 43 mm. diameter; relief bust of Captain Cook on recto, full-length relief portrait of Fortune leaning on a column while resting her hand upon a rudder and globe on verso; very good ("extremely fine"). One of 322 silver specimens. The handsome silver issue of the Royal Society's formal memorial to the great navigator. Fellows of the Royal Society were entitled to a free bronze medal, while silver and gold issues were available by subscription only; some were reserved for presentation. L. Richard Smith (in The Royal Society Cook Medal, Sydney, 1982) has suggested a probable final minting figure of 22 gold, 322 silver and 577 bronze medals. An engraving of the medal was printed on the title-page of the second and third editions (and some copies of the first) of the official account. The commissioning of this medal was due above all else to the efforts of Sir Joseph Banks, who supervised 'the minting and distribution of the Royal Society Cook medal as a personal task coincident with the publication of the narrative of the tragic third voyage' (H.B. Carter, Sir Joseph Banks, 1988, p. 168). Cook's European reputation is borne out by several letters to Banks from the Continent requesting specimens of the medal, including one from Bougainville, who wrote in June 1785 to remind Banks that as a member since 1756 he felt entitled to one (see The Banks Letters, ed. W.R. Dawson, 1958, p. 122).

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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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Altea Antique Maps]
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