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        St. John, New Brunswick

      Watercolour over pencil, on early card mount. Inscribed on verso of mount. A fascinating view of St.John, New Brunswick, showing Fort Howe, with two voyageurs in the foreground. The city of St. John, situated at the mouth of the St. John River on the Bay of Fundy, is the largest city in New Brunswick and the oldest incorporated city in Canada. Following the French and Indian war, the region north of the Bay of Fundy formerly part of the French colony of Acadia, was merged into Nova Scotia and a permanent fortification on high ground was built at the mouth of the river. The city was officially formed by royal charter in 1785. This lovely early 19th century view by an unknown but talented amateur artist shows two voyageurs looking eastward across the harbour with the growing city in the distance. Clearly visible, and the tallest structure in the small city, is Trinity Anglican Church, constructed in 1791.

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        A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean...for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. Performed Under the Direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Discovery; in the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780. The Second

      London: G. Nicol; T. Cadell, 1785. Leather. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. London: G. Nicol; T. Cadell, 1785. Leather. G. Nicol; T. Cadell. Three volume set + folio atlas, quartos, gilt labeled calf, xcvi, 421 + 547 + 556 pages - All 87 plates and maps present. The folio is also complete, all 63 plates being present. The Second Edition. Quarto volumes bound in a nineteenth-century full speckled calf, contrasting labels, spine gilt; the boards rather worn and tired, contents showing the result of their tropical home, with many pages and plates foxed, some to a large degree. Unusually, all eighty-seven plates and charts bound within. Bindings strong, a Good-Very Good set. Accompanied by a copy of the original atlas in a contemporary binding of half calf and marbled paper covered boards. Spine with contrasting gilt labels, and compartments decorated elaborately in gilt; the whole, however, rather worn and dull; front hinge cracking, joints started; fragile, but holding. With the full complement of sixty-three maps and plates (including the large chart) normally found and placed as directed in volume one. Plates have retained early (if not original) placement of tissue-guards. Foxing to the outer margins of some plates, but for the most part the plates are clean and strong impressions. A quite unusual presentation of the "second (preferred) edition", with the three quarto text volumes containing the whole complement of 87 plates, and accompanied by an atlas (in a non-uniform binding) which also contains its proper allotment of sixty-three plates. Additional images available upon request.

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        Diario de navigacion, que con el fevor de Dios, y de su Santicima Madre. [On board the ship San Quince y Santa Julita], 1785-1788. Folio (31 x 21.5 cm). With a beautiful watercolour frontispiece showing a 3-masted ship (9 guns on the starboard side) flying the new civil ensign with the crowned arms of Castile and Leon, introduced by King Carlos III in 1785, and 3 other flags. The ship is in a crowned cartouche (with a bat sitting on the crown!), surrounded by canons, flags and other military attributes, with a female figure (Hope) with an anchor on a monument above and a compass, terrestrial globe and celestial globe below, the whole in an architectural arch with decorations in the upper corners and a cartouche at the foot containing the verse "En qualquier suseso[!] si es Dios el autor nadie desconfie que hará lo mejor". Contemporary sheepskin parchment, with an 8.5 cm flap on the back cover wrapping around to the front, with a double-cord tie on the front and traces of a button(?) fastening on the flap.

      Beautiful and very well preserved manuscript ship's log for a voyage from Spain to Uruguay and back, written in Spanish by Miguel Martorell y Alsina, pilot of the "seatia" (saetía) San Quince y Santa Julita. The ship set sail from Málaga in Spain on 11 October 1785 and arrived in Montevideo in Uruguay on 18 December 1785. It set sail from Montevideo for the return voyage on 12 September 1787 and arrived in Corcubión in Spain on 13 December 1785, departing on 8 January 1788 for its home port of Málaga, where it arrived on 22 January. The manuscript is written in a clear hand and well preserved with a page for each day, most of the page occupied by a table of technical data (location, course, wind, etc. at various hours of the day). There and in the accompanying notes the pilot recorded his observations concerning weather, astronomical observations for the location, winds, tides, progression of the voyage, other ships encountered, different manoeuvres and some small accidents that occurred during the voyage. The frontispiece is coloured in typical Spanish pastel shades of red, yellow, green, brown and blue, showing the stern and starboard side of the ship. The rhyme in the cartouche at the foot is quoted in Teodoro de Almeida's 1783 El hombre feliz, and is thought to have been written by a Chilean Jesuit priest expelled with the other Jesuits in 1767.In very good condition, with minor offsetting from the frontispiece on the opening page. The binding lacks the (button?) fastening on the flap and shows minor defects and small stains, but is still good. An attractive and detailed ship's log for a Spanish voyage from Spain to Uruguay and back.

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        Promotionsurkunde der Universität Ingolstadt für den Mediziner Joseph Alois Haas.

      Ingolstadt, 1785.. circa 20,5 x 19 cm. 4 Blatt Handschrift Roter Samteinband mit prachtvollen Borkatvorsätzen, Kordelbindung und Siegel in gedrechselter Holzkapsel. Schöne Urkunde zur Verleihung des Doktorgrades an einen Mediziner, ausgestellt im Namen von Franz Anton Stebler, am Ende signiert vom Notar Ignatius Lichtenstern. - Schönes Exemplar, Einband leicht berieben und geblichen, innen frisch, sehr dekorativ.

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        Specimen of the Bread Fruit Tree

      N.P.: n.d., circa 1785-, 1790. Pen & wash drawing, 355 x 295 mm.; in fine condition, framed. The cause of it all. The breadfruit itself: the reason for the voyage of the Bounty and the proximate cause of the mutiny. This fine drawing of the breadfruit is either by or based on the work of John Frederick Miller (fl.1759-1794), the artist employed by Joseph Banks to make drawings of some of the specimens collected on Cook's first voyage to the Pacific in the Endeavour. The engraved version of this image appeared as plate 11 in the official account of Cook's first voyage, where in Chapter VIII on Otaheite (Tahiti) there is a long description of the discovery of the tree and the uses of its fruit: 'it must be roasted before it is eaten, being fully divided into three or four parts…'. William Bligh, who sailed with Cook as a young man of twenty-two, returned to Tahiti in 1787 as commander of the Bounty specifically to gather the breadfruit tree for cultivation in the West Indies. This drawing is inscribed Specimen of the Bread Fruit Tree, whilst the published engraving is not similarly identified. It is not possible to establish whether this is the original drawing for the engraving or an eighteenth-century version of the same subject. In any case it has charm and is skilfully drawn.

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        Vue du Marche aux Poissons, dans le Qaurtier vieux de Cologne, et de l' Eglise St. Pierre, dans l'eloignement. Dediee a son Excelence, Monsieur le Comte de Saaken, grand Chambellan et Ministre d' Etats de guerre de S. Maj. le Roi de Prusse, Chavalier des ordres de l'aigle noir, de Andre et d'Alesxandre Newsky Seigneur de Dordangen & Starost de Pilten.

      . kol. Kupferstich n. u. v. Jean ( Johann Georg ) Rosenberg b. Morino & Company, dat. 1785, 44 x 59,5. Ernst, J. G. Rosenberg, Nr. 16; Kiewitz 1061; Rave, Nr. 8. - Blick vom Mühlendamm zum Köllnischen Rathaus, im Hintergrund die St. Peterikirche. Vor dem Rathaus stehen Verkaufsstände und ein Fischmarkt findet statt. Links , gegenüber dem Beginn der Breiten Straße, das durch Nehring erbaute Derflinger Haus.

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        Vue du Marche neuf, et de l'Rglise Ste. Marie, dans le quartier de Berlin. Dediee ...

      . altkol. Kupferstich v. J. ( Johann Georg ) Rosenberg b. Morino & Company, dat. 1785, 39 x 64. Ernst, J.G. Rosenberg, Nr. 14; Kiewitz 1058; Rave, Nr. 4. Mit Dedication und Verlegeradresse. - Der Neue Markt lag zwischen der Marienkirche und Spandauer Straße, begrenzt durch die Papen- ( später Kaiser Wilh. Straße ) und Bischofsstraße. . Auf ihm wurden Fleisch- und Wurstwaren, sowie Gartengewächse verkauft. - Der Betrachter ( heute würde man sagen, vom Roten Rathaus her ) schaut von Süden zum Neuen Markt, rechts - hinter Häusern - die Marienkirche. Auf dem Marktplatz zahlreiche Verkaufsbuden. - Schönes Blatt.

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        Vue perspective d'une partie de la Rue du Cloitre avec la Tour de l'Eglise Cathedrale. Dediee a son Altesse Royale Mr. Le Prince Ferdinand de Prusse Frere du Roi.

      . kol. Kupferstich n. u. v. J. ( Johann Georg ) Rosenberg b. Morino & Company, um 1785, 44 x 59,5. Ernst, Rosenberg, J.G., Nr. 19; Kiewitz, Nr. 1048; Rave, Nr. 3. - Vorliegend im 2. Zustand mit der Nummerierung "VI". - Blick von der Ecke Stralauerstr./ Klosterstraße zur Parochialkirche ( Unter Friedrich I nach Plänen Nerings 1695 - 1703 erbaut, der Turm wurde von Gerlach 1714 hinzugefügt ). Hinter der Parochialkirche ein schönes Haus, welches 1732 von Minister Podewil gekauft wurde. Die kleinen Häuser auf der linken Bildseite mußten dem Stadthaus weichen, das vor dem 1. Weltkrieg durch Ludwig Hoffmann erbaut wurde.

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        Ordenspalais am Wilhelmplatz, "Vue et Perspectiv du Palais de S. Alts Royale Mgnr. le Prince Ferdinand de Prusse avec une partie de la maison du comte de Schulenburg".

      . Kupferstich v. Rosenberg b. Morino & Company, um 1785, 44,5 x 61. Ernst, J. G. Rosenberg, Nr. 20; Kiewitz 1057; Rave 20. Mit Dedication - Blick von der Nordostecke des Wilhelmplatzes, rechts das Palais des Prinzen Ferdinand von Preußen, im Hintergrund ein Teil des Palais Schulenburg.

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        Vue du Marche neuf, et de l'Rglise Ste. Marie, dans le quartier de Berlin. Dediee ...

      . altkol. Kupferstich v. J. ( Johann Georg ) Rosenberg b. Morino & Company, dat. 1785, 39 x 64. Ernst, J.G. Rosenberg, Nr. 14; Kiewitz 1058; Rave, Nr. 4. Mit Dedication und Verlegeradresse. - Der Neue Markt lag zwischen der Marienkirche und Spandauer Straße, begrenzt durch die Papen- ( später Kaiser Wilh. Straße ) und Bischofsstraße. . Auf ihm wurden Fleisch- und Wurstwaren, sowie Gartengewächse verkauft. - Der Betrachter ( heute würde man sagen, vom Roten Rathaus her ) schaut von Süden zum Neuen Markt, rechts - hinter Häusern - die Marienkirche. Auf dem Marktplatz zahlreiche Verkaufsbuden. - Unter der Ansicht mit Restaurierungen.

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        La Gerusalemme liberata. Seconda edizione, coi rami della edizione di Monsieur

      A magnificent example of French 18th century printing, illustrated by Cochin, in a contemporary English morocco; an extra illustrated copy. [1785-1786]. Paris. Firmin Didot. Two volumes in 4to (305 mm x 225 mm). Contemporary English blue grain-long morocco, rectangular and interlacing gilt fillets to boards, raised bands to spine, with morocco inlays, lettered in gilt. A fine copy, with wide margins, very clean; minor foxing.Splendid edition ?"second- made by Francois Ambroise Didot (1730 ?" 1804), the foremost printer of France at the end of the 18th century, at the request order of the Count of Provence, brother of Louis XVI. Didot introduced in France the fabrication of "papier velin", with the help of Benjamin Franklin; the work is one of 200 copies in such paper. The illustration comprises a frontispiece and 40 plates by the artist Charles Nicolas Cochin (1715 ?" 1790), again, ordered to Cochin by the Count of Provence and engraved by Dambrun, Delignon, Duclos, de Launay, Ponce, Prevost, Saint Aubin, Simonet, Tillard, amongst others; 82 designs were ordered, however only 41 were engraved. Cochin contributed to a number of relevant literary works. This copy is enriched with 32 extra plates.Tasso (1544 ?" 1595) is one of Italy?s Renaissance most remarkable poets, both for his literary success and his troubled personal life; he achieved the peak of his fame with this work, an epic poem on the first crusade.Brunet, V, 667. Cohen de Ricci, 977.

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        The Death of Captain Cook . Drawn by J. Webber. The figures engraved by F. Bartolozzi. The landscape by W. Byrne

      London: n.p., but, 1785. Engraving, 250 x 377 mm (image size), publisher's imprint clipped from the caption (but retaining "The Death of Captain Cook"), old fold at centre; a good copy, mounted. The second major version. John Webber's immortal depiction of the death of James Cook: at the hands of Hawaiian natives on his third Pacific voyage. The first full edition was issued on January 1, 1784, and although the publisher's imprint has been clipped, this is quite apparently from the second major edition of 1785. Smaller than the first version, there is some anecdotal evidence to suggest that this may have been intended to entice prospective owners of the third voyage Atlas to purchase the print, as its size is more commensurate with the other plates. It is not uncommonly seen in the copies of the Atlas. Undoubtedly the best known of Webber's artistic records of Captain Cook's voyages and also one of the rarest of plates.

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        A Voyage to the Cape of Good Hope, towards the Antarctic Polar Circle, and Round the World; but chiefly into the Country of the Hottentots and Caffres, from the year 1772 to 1776

      London: G.J. and J. Robinson, 1785. First edition.. Professional repair to marginal tear in the large folding map, very neat pencil zoological annotations in the margins of same pages likely in the hand of James Hamilton Russell; a bright and clean copy in near fine condition.. Pp. xxvii, 368, 2 full page copper-engraved monochrome plates of Hottentot ornaments and arms, 1 large triple-folding copper-engraved map of the southern coast of Africa; pp. viii, 350, (2, errata), 9 full page copper-engraved monochrome plates illustrating South African antelopes, hartebeest, buffalo, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, spring-bok, and more. Later one-quarter brown leather, spine with five raised bands lettered in gilt in three compartments, over tan cloth boards, 4to. Translated from the first Swedish edition of 1783, this is the first edition in English. Andrew Sparrman, professor of Zoology at Uppsala University, was trained as a physician and naturalist specializing in botany. "On his arrival at the Cape on January10, 1772, he had only the small sum of money in his possession, but the kindness of his reception and the hospitality of the colonists enabled him to pursue his researches and his expenses on his short expeditions were defrayed by the Swedish East India Company. At the end of the year, the English Exploring Expedition under Captain Cook visited Table Bay, and Sparrman was invited to accompany it and he sailed in the Resolution on November 22, 1772. He did not return to South Africa until March 1775, when he determined to make an expedition into the interior with a friend named Immelman, and they made a start on July 25, the journey being extended to April, 1776. They penetrated through Kaffararia as far as 'Bruntjes Hoogte,' and the narrative of their travels is insightful and instructive. Sparrman died at Stockholm in 1820 at the age of 73; his work, originally written in Swedish, was translated and published in French, English and German (Mendelssohn, vol. 2, pp. 414-5). Armorial bookplate of James Hamilton Russell on front paste-down, with his motto: "che sara sara" below the armorial crest; also Russell's 12 mm high stamp of an antelope at bottom of the title page under the date. No other ownership marks and few signs of use.

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        Grammatical Institutes: Or, an Easy Introduction to Dr. Lowth's English Grammar: designed for the use of schools, and to lead young gentlemen and ladies, into the knowledge of the first principles of the English language

      Worcester MA: Isaiah Thomas, 1785. Hard Cover. Good. 12mo., pp. xxii + [23]-196; contemporary sheep, worn; morocco spine label gilt, faded and dulled; contemporary ink ownership signatures to front endpaper; scattered foxing; joints starting; a good, sound copy. New edition, revised, corrected and enlarged. Attractively printed on sturdy rag paper with wood engraved head-pieces at beginning of each section. Highly popular grammar by John Ash (1724-1779), first published 1761 in England and reprinted more than fifty times by 1800. Presumed first American edition, reprinted from a London edition, was New York 1774. Especially uncommon in trade. WorldCat locates 14 copies. $1650.00. Hard Cover.

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        Ruine, "Vue de Chateau de Braunsberg", rechts daneben eine weitere Ansicht der Ruine und eine Aufsicht auf den See.

      . Kupferstich v. de Mayr n. C. Dupuis, 1785, 19 x 26,5. Merlo, Kölner Künstler, Spalte 206. - Seltenes Blatt!

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        Poems by William Cowper of the Inner Temple

      J. Johnson, 1782-, London 1785 - Two volumes, octavo; light foxing and early ownership inscription on title of volume two, a handsome set in attractive nineteenth-century calf. First edition, issue without preface. The first edition of volume one was published separately in 1782 as Poems, the first edition of volume two appeared separately in 1785 as The Task. Poems was quietly received, "the acuter critics alone perceived the frequent force of his writing, his quiet humour, and his fine touches of criticism" (DNB). The Task was an immediate success, making him the foremost English poet of the day. "In the 'Task', his playfulness, his exquisite appreciation of simple natural beauties, and his fine moral perceptions found full expression" (DNB). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Voyage to the Cape of Good Hope, towards the Antarctic Polar Circle , and round the World

      London: G.G.J. Robinson, 1785. Two volumes, quarto, with ten engraved plates and a folding map; an excellent copy in contemporary speckled calf, rebacked. Best edition of the English version. The first English version here in its second and most complete edition, with corrections and revisions: "a new and revised edition… apparently the best of the editions of the English version" (Rolf du Rietz in the Kroepelien catalogue). Sparrman, professor of Zoology at Uppsala University, was in South Africa when Cook's second voyage called there in 1772; Forster offered him a place on the expedition as assistant naturalist: "As two Swedes, Dr. Solander and Mr. Spoering, with singular credit to themselves and advantage to science, had before undertaken a voyage to New Holland, &c. and so round the world, I could not help wishing that a Swede likewise might have the opportunity of making a visit to the south pole, and the continent supposed to be in the vicinity of it…". Based on the 1783 Swedish original, this English version, which was widely read and translated, remains the only eighteenth-century text by this member of the second voyage, and the only English language version until the Golden Cockerel Press translation of the entire work. Much of the book is a narrative of travels in Africa with emphasis on its flora and fauna (and a remarkable series of plates on termites and their habitations), but he also includes an interesting account of the Cook voyage in the first volume - as Hocken notes: "Hairsbreadth escape from collision of the two ships, not mentioned elsewhere. Shocking details as to the food on board. Described the plants which Georg Forster drew… Both interesting and amusing…". The voyage revisited various Tasman and Quiros discoveries, and Sparrman also mentions their sighting of Norfolk Island, "the first discovery the English made beyond the tropics. We landed upon it, and found it uninhabited…

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        Elogio del Capitano Giacomo Cook ... Elogy of Captain James Cook composed and publickly recited before the Royal Academy of Florence

      Florence: Printed for Gaetano Cambiagi, Printer of his Royal Highness, 1785. Quarto, with titles in Italian and English facing, each with engraved vignette of the Royal Society Cook Medal, unpressed and unopened, a little dusted and one leaf with small marginal tear; a tall and handsome copy in black polished calf antique. This prodigy of nature. Rare, eccentric, but beautiful eulogy of Cook. This prose essay honouring the life and voyages of the navigator in florid style would have greatly embarrassed him. Describing his achievements in purple tones, 'this prodigy of nature' is lauded for his mapping of the St Lawrence, to which the author ascribes much of General Wolfe's successes. Each of the three voyages of discovery is described in some detail, while Cook, like many sailors a non-swimmer, is given powers that he never possessed: 'From his infancy he was accustomed to the useful practice of swimming, and could cleave the waves of the Ocean with the facility of its inhabitants'. Although the poem exhibits a particular interest in the exotic islands of Tahiti and Hawaii, as well as the sometimes violent interactions in New Zealand, the work does include a particularly attractive passage on Cook's grounding on a reef and subsequent beaching at Endeavour River. Gianetti was professor of anatomy at the hospital of Santa Maria Nuova, and well-known as a dilettante poet and friend of English poets such as Hester Lynch Piozzi. The English translation is signed R.M., that is, the English poet Robert Merry, who wrote under the pseudonym Della Crusca, and was the great English literary figure in Tuscany at this time. This work could be compared with Merry's own Ode on Rodney's defeat of De Grasse in the West Indies (1782), which appeared accompanied by a French translation by Sir Wogan Browne and an Italian translation by Gianetti himself (Brian Moloney, 'The Della Cruscan Poets', MLR, January 1965, p. 50). This is a beautifully printed book in the best Italian eighteenth-century traditions, much in the style of Bodoni, using elegant roman and italic types, classically composed within ruled borders. The dedication is to Sir Horace Mann, then English ambassador to the Court of Tuscany.

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        Martin Brodersen - Ankunft im Himmel. Klandestines Gedichtmanuskript.,

      Ohne Ort [Herrnhuter Brüdergemeinde] um 1785. - 15 in deutscher Schrift beschriebene Seiten, (1) weiße Seite. Manuskript eines anonymen humoristisch-blasphemischen Spottgedichts über die Ankunft des Herrnhuter Missionars Martin Brodersen im Himmel, offenbar aus engstem Umfeld Friedrich Schleiermachers. Außergewöhnliche, skandalträchtige Dichtung mit 'Happy End', als solche authentisches Dokument einer individuellen, ungeschönten Innenansicht der Brüdergemeinde. - Der Held des Gedichts, der dänischstämmige Martin Brodersen (1718-1803), war Missionar in einer der schwierigsten Diasporaniederlassungen der Brüder, der dänischen Kolonie Tranquebar (heute Tharangambadi) am Golf von Bengalen, Südostindien. 1759, im Jahr seiner Ordination als Diakon, reiste er aus Zeist ab und landete neun Monate später in Tranquebar, wo er den sog. 'Brüdergarten' einrichtete. Viele der Missionare erkrankten und starben; nur ein Drittel der Ausgesandten kehrte nach Europa zurück. Die Niederlassung wurde 1795 aufgegeben. Brodersen ging in Tranquebar auch naturkundlichen Forschungen nach und sammelte Muscheln & Schnecken für das Naturalienkabinett in Herrnhut; J.H. Chemnitz dankt Brodersen in seiner 1780 erschienenen Fortsetzung von Martinis 'Conchylien-Cabinet' für die Zusendung einer Straubschnecke. - Nach seiner Rückkehr verlebte der offenbar recht originelle Missionar seinen Ruhestand in Herrnhut, wo er mit den Eleven des Pädagogiums der Brüder in Niesky bekannt wurde. Unter dessen Schülern hatte sich ein geheimer 'philosophischer Club' um Friedrich Schleiermacher, Johann Baptist Albertini und Samuel Okeley gebildet, der in Opposition zu vielen Praktiken der Gemeinde stand, und in dem verbotene Bücher zirkulierten. Die freidenkerisch-satirische, herrnhut-untypische Tendenz des Gedichts und die Widmung auf dem Titelblatt deuten auf eine Herkunft des Manuskripts aus diesem Umfeld hin. Das Gedicht ist "seinem Freunde Fr. v. T. gewidmet u. zu treuen Händen empfohlen vom Verfasser"; bei dem Freund handelt es sich höchstwahrscheinlich um Friedrich Ludwig von Tschirschky und Bögendorf auf Wanscha (1769-1829), Schulfreund von Schleiermacher und Albertini. Tschirschky, der später als prominenter Vermittler zwischen den schlesischen Brüdergemeinden und dem preußischen König anläßlich des Wöllnerschen Religionsedikts in Erscheinung trat, war Landesbestallter der sächsischen Oberlausitz und hielt sich als Mitglied der Gemeinde immer wieder in Herrnhut auf. Es ist davon auszugehen, daß das Manuskript aus seinem Besitz stammt. - Im Gedicht beschreibt Brodersen seine Ankunft im Vorsaal des Himmels, "eine Menge Abgeschiedener sind hier versammelt u. warten auf den Einlaß. Im Himmel hört man eine angenehme Musick". Brodersen begehrt Einlaß, Petrus will den selbstbewusst auftretenden Missionar, der seine Heldentaten in Tranquebar und der Gemeinde wortreich mit starkem dänischem Akzent schildert, aber nicht einlassen: "Auf Erden wohl gilt Rang u. Standt / hier frägt man nicht nach solchen Tand". Brodersen empört sich: "Ich kom direckt von Herrnhuth her / u. bin ein alter Missionär / Einst hab ich da da sein Volck gelehrt / wo man statt Ihn den Brama ehrt / nachher besorgt ich fern u. nah / mit Segen den Diaspora / Ich war zu Christian Davids Seit / schon zu ein Akoluth geweiht / u. trug beym Pedilavium / seit 50 Jahr mein Faß mit rum". Petrus aber bleibt hartnäckig: "Den Einlaß in dies Heiligthum / bewirkt kein Pedilavium / Acoluthie, Hernhutherey / das ist im Himmel einerley". Brodersen wundert sich: "Ist das hier oben einerley / wen Brüder oder keiner sey? / Den wär ein wunderlichen Kram / geh nur u. meld mir drinnen an". Petrus will partout nicht, und Brodersen argumentiert, er sei ein vorbildlicher Bruder der Gemeine gewesen, "der an Tranquebar / viel Jahr lang Missionar war / Dem bei sein Chorfest-Liebesmahl / Durch Psalm-Austheilen auf den Saal / Den Schwesterchor viel Jahr erfreut / Den immer war zum Dienst bereit / Den niemals hab ein Weib berührt / Den nie den Sünde hat verführt / Den nie versäumt ein Aben

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        Ueber die gemeine und durch Auflösung aus Körpern entwickelte Luft.

      Landshut, Weber, 1785.. (17,5 x 10,5 cm). (4) 334 (8) S. Mit 1 gefalteten Kupfertafel. Halblederband der Zeit.. Erste Ausgabe. - Weber (1753-1831), Professor für Philosophie und Physik in Dillingen und später für Physik und Chemie an der Universität Ingolstadt-Landshut, erfand das Luftelektrophor und verfasste mehrere Werke über Elektrizität. In seinem Frühwerk versucht er die Eigenschaften der Luft zusammenzufassen. Dabei unterscheidet er fünf verschiedene Luftarten: die Luftsäure, die phlogistische, die entzündliche, die nitröse und die dephlogistische Luft. Die Tafel zeigt verschiedene Gerätschaften zur Entfernung der Luft aus Körpern (darunter Pumpen, Heber, Druck- und Saugwerke sowie eine elektrische Lampe). - Widmung auf Vorsatz. Vereinzelt gering braunfleckig. Einband leicht berieben und bestoßen, sonst gut erhalten. - Poggendorff II, 1271; Ferchl 596

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        Reise nach dem Stillen Ocean , auf Befehl des Königs von Grosbritannien... Cook, Clarke und Gore, in den Schiffen Resolution und Discovery

      Frankfurt an der Oder: Carl Gottlieb Strauß, 1785. Octavo, large folding map and three folding plates, extensive contemporary manuscript notes to endpapers, a little toned; a very good copy in contemporary half calf over speckled paper boards, banded spine gilt with red morocco label, bumped. First German edition. Very rare: this abridged German translation is based on the official account of Cook's third voyage, and would appear to be the first third voyage account printed in Germany. It would be interesting to learn more about this mysterious title, not least because of the provincial imprint: Frankfurt an der Oder is a relatively small city east of Berlin (and not to be confused with the larger city of Frankfurt am Main). It is possible to speculate that there may be a tentative connection with the Forsters, because the publisher Carl Gottlieb Strauß had only recently issued the first edition of Johann Forster's Geschichte der Entdeckungen und Schiffahrten im Norden (1784). The introduction is by the printer of this work, Carl Gottlieb Strauß, and is dated 26 March 1785. Strauß comments that the work was prepared for the journal Historische Portefeuille ("Historical Portfolio") but that the piece ran too long to be included. Forbes notes: 'a very rare abridged edition of Cook's Third Voyage. The credits under the map and the engraved plates, "Zum histor. Portfeuille Jahrg. 1785," suggest that this text was originally part of a larger series (exact title unknown to me). The copy examined is in contemporary mottled paper boards. The plates are reduced adaptations of the Webber plates.' Forbes further notes that none of the three plates depict Hawaiian scenes; rather, there are quite accomplished versions of the Kamchatkan sled, a Tahitian dance, and two portraits (on a single plate) of a man and woman of Unalaska. The map shows the Pacific Ocean with the voyage track marked: it is similar in size and detail to the chart included in editions of Rickman, but whatever its basis, is newly engraved for this edition. The only copy recorded by Forbes is at the University of Washington, Seattle; Worldcat underlines the rarity of this edition, listing copies at the Staatsbibliothek Berlin, and the University of Göttingen. This edition is not in the catalogue of the Kroepelien collection, but is confirmed as the 'earliest German version of the account' in the note for item 210.

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

      London: G. Nicol and T. Cadell, 1785. Three volumes, quarto, and an atlas, folio, with altogether 87 engraved plates and maps, of which 63 appear in the atlas; contemporary sprinkled calf, neatly rebacked; atlas in contemporary half calf and marbled boards, sympathetically respined. Official account of the third voyage. A very attractive set of the official account of Cook's last voyage. The full story of the voyage, and Cook's eventual murder while revisiting the Hawaiian Islands, was so eagerly awaited by the English public that the entire first edition was sold out, at the then huge price of four pounds fourteen shillings and sixpence, within three days and copies were soon changing hands at up to ten guineas. The official artist on the voyage was John Webber, and his romantic views of the islands of the Pacific published here remain the most evocative portrayals of the islands - helping to create the notion of an island paradise that so affected the European public eagerly reading the voyages of discovery being published in the eighteenth century. This is an example of the second edition, which is preferred to the first edition for a number of reasons. The most obvious difference is the use on the title-pages of the text volumes of engraved vignettes of the Royal Society medal (in volumes 1 and 2) and of an oval medallion portrait of Captain King (in volume 3). The medal was awarded to Cook posthumously by the prestigious Royal Society in 1784, shortly after publication of the first edition of this book. This second quarto edition was printed by H. Hughs - rather than W. and A. Strahan who had printed the first edition - with the wording of the title-pages slightly modified and the text itself entirely re-set. As Forbes points out, the second edition has always been 'considered typographically superior to the first edition. That this was a contemporary opinion is borne out by a presentation inscription in a set (Dixson Library, State Library of New South Wales) from Isaac Smith (Mrs. Cook's relative, and on her behalf) addressed to Mrs. Cook's physician, Doctor Elliotson: "Clapham, 5 May 1821. I am desired by Mrs Cook… to request your acceptance of the 4 books sent herewith being her Husbands last Voyage round the World, as a mark of her respect… the letter press of the second edition being much superior to the first both in paper & letter press…"'. It is interesting to note that the presentation on behalf of Cook's widow was made some thirty-five years after publication and even then she chose to give a copy of the second rather than the first printing, let alone the third or subsequent editions. King George III's copy of the official account, preserved in the British Library, is also an example of this second edition.

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        Children Throwing Snow Balls

      Published by John Raphael Smith, London 1785 - A fine image of childhood after Paye who 'especially excelled in painting children, both as single portraits and in groups' (DNB) One odd feature of late 18th century British genre paintings and prints from our present point of view was the discovery of children as suitable subjects of interest. Previously, children rarely appeared in paintings usually as participants in a religious or mythological scene, and not as children per se. Children as they were as opposed to future adults presented a problem for many artists: how to realistically capture childish activities, childish exuberance, childish despair? One of the most successful children artists was R. M. Paye (d. 1821) as demonstrated in this superb snowball fight in which six children each exemplify aspects of childhood experience: fear, joy, capriciousness, pity and so forth. The random arrangement of figures caught in mid-motion, unposed and without self-consciousness enhance the child-like feeling of fun and freedom. It's a story without moral or ulterior meaning. Richard Morton Paye was a renowned painter, who gained a noted reputation through his delicate paintings of children and his accomplished portraits. This lovely print by Ward is a wonderful example of Paye's best work, it shows the talents of the painter as well as the proficiency of the engraver. William Ward is remembered as one of the most accomplished engravers of his day. He produced some of the most beautiful prints of the period, and his delicate engravings epitomize the style and sentiment of the age. Ward was primarily a mezzotint engraver but he also worked in stipple, executing hauntingly delicate prints that capture the soul and character of their subject. He studied under John Raphael Smith and quickly became one of his most distinguished pupils, incorporating his masters' delicate technique into his own distinctive style. Along with his brother James, William was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy and soon earned the privilege of becoming mezzotint engraver to the prince regent. For any print connoisseur the work of William Ward epitomizes the best of English printmaking. His fine technical skill and inspired artistic imagination combine to create enduring images that speak of the taste and beauty of the age. Mezzotint.

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        Plano Geométrico de Madrid Dedicado y Presentado al Rey Nuestro Señor Don Carlos III.

      1785 - Madrid: Lopez, 1785. Dissected and laid on linen as issued, total 695 x 960mm. With original marbled slipcase. Slipcase worn. A folding map / town plan of Madrid, orientated with north to the right, within a frame-like engraved border, surrounded by an extensive key relating to a grid.

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        Capt. Cook's Last Voyage to the Pacific Ocean: an unused exercise sheet

      London: Printed & Published by Edwd. Langley, High Street, Borough, London, n.d., circa, 1785. Folio, engraved broadside, printed on one side only, 477 x 388 mm., comprising an oblong oval vignette of the death of Cook, six other upright oval vignettes and a further oblong view, all with captions; the vignettes and captions all in good strong contemporary handcolouring but the sheet itself otherwise unused, though originally folded; a few tears at edges; mounted. Children's exercise sheet. This delightful engraved sheet was probably issued for use as a child's or young adult's exercise; a similar sheet that we offered for sale in 1994, similarly (but not identically) titled "Captain Cooke's Last Voyage", is the only other one of its type that we have seen. That sheet, which was not coloured, had been completed by a schoolgirl with a carefully written-out poem; it was published by R. Carpenter, and we estimated its date at around 1790. The present sheet is by a different publisher, and may be a little earlier. The few records that we have found for Edward Langley show that he was certainly a map-publisher (chiefly of the English counties) but he also evidently specialised in exercise sheets and exercise books, later producing a series known as "Langley's Copy Slips". The chief vignette is a gaudy version of Cook's death in Hawaii ("The Death of Captn. Cook at O-why-hee") while the other larger image is of Kaye's Island, present-day Kayak Island, Alaska. Of the six smaller vignettes, two are of Hawaii ("Man of Sandwich Island Dancing" and "Canoe of Sandwich Islands"), two are polar scenes ("Killing of Penguins" and "Shooting of Sea Horses") with a further "Woman of Otaheite Dancing" and "A Canoe of Oonalashka". This is a charming piece, and very rare: as with the similar example mentioned above we have found no copy recorded in any bibliography, nor any record of a similar example in any major collection.

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        Herkules als Knabe, kniend und mit einer Keule in der Hand.

      . Bleistift, auf Velin, rechts unten von fremder Hand bezeichnet "Nachlaß Hopfgarten No 26a", links oben "Marie Klein Molkenmarkt No. 6.". 33:27,4 cm. Horizontale Mittelfalte und zwei vertikale Knickfalte, jeweils ca. 4 cm vom Rand, geglättet; am Oberrand rechts mehrere Nagellöchlein. Eine eher untypische Umsetzung der bildlichen Darstellung des Herkules, der entweder als Knabe, zwei Schlangen erwürgend, dargestellt wird oder im Mannesalter beispielsweise mit der Flammenkeule in der Hand.. Der Berliner Maler Hopfgarten nahm ersten Unterricht bei Ruscheweyh (Bruder des bekannten Kupferstechers Ferdinand R. (1785-1864)). Seit 1829 besuchte er die Berliner Akademie und war Schüler von H.A. Dähling (1773-50) und J.G. Niedlich (1766-1837) und ab 1822 von K.W. Wach (1787-1845). 1827 erlaubte ihm ein Akademie-Stipendium die Reise nach Rom anzutreten, wo er bis 1833 lebte. Dort wurde er Mitglied der 1813 gegründeten Ponte Molle-Gesellschaft, einer Vereinigung in Rom lebender deutscher Künstler, und war 1828 Mitbegründer des Römischen Kunstvereins, an dessen Ausstellungen er teilnahm. Nach seiner Rückkehr nach Berlin im September 1883 trat er die Nachfolge seines Lehrers Wach an und blieb einer romantischen Malauffassung verpflichtet. 1854 wurde er Professor und Mitglied der Berliner Akademie. Hopfgarten arbeitete als Genre- und Porträtmaler, pflegte aber auch historische, religiöse und mythologische Themen. Letztere sind vor allem durch seine Beteiligung an den "Heldengemälden" des Nordkuppelsaals des Berliner Neuen Museums bekannt. Fresken schuf er u.a. für die Griechische Kapelle auf dem Neroberg Wiesbaden und für die Kapelle des Berliner Stadtschlosses. Seine Werke befinden sich in der National-Galerie Berlin, im Hohenzollern-Museum Berlin, in der Städtischen Kunstsammlung Rostock, der Sammlung Raczynski im Museum Posen, im Thorvaldsen-Museum Kopenhagen und im Dresdner Kupferstichkabinett.

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        Preces Christianae Barmanorum Lingua Atque Llitteris Editae

      1785. Rome, Propagande Fide, 1785. Entirely printed in red and unboud, uncut in sheets as issued. Octavo. [A-B4]. Woodcut vignette of the Propagande Fide on titlepage and decorative typographical borders and ornaments throughout the text. Text in Burmese script. One of the rare publications, this one unbound, uncut and in sheets as issued, and printed in red which is extremely rare, of the Propagande Fide that was established in 1626 for propaganda among the Eastern peoples. Ferdinand II presented Illyrian types for a missal, and the Mediciean and other Oriental types from the Stamperia Vaticana were added to its stock, while Stefano Paolini engraved others. It continued its existence throughout the XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries: Bodoni received his early training here. In 1789 most of the types were taken to Paris, where in 1805 an edition of the Lord's Prayer in 150 languages was printed as a compliment at the time of Napoleon's coronation. Much of the type still remains at the Imprimerie Nationale.

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        Carte Réduit de la Mer Noire. 1785.

      1785 - Paris, 1785. Two sheets conjoined , total 555 x 960mm. Some creasing, repairs to binding folds. A large sea chart, with insets of the mouth of the Danube and the strait between the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. Depuis engraved a two-sheet map of the Baltic the same year.

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        Wir Geschworene vor und andere Meister Des Handwerks derer Maurer und Steinhauer in dieser Königlichen Residentz=Stadt Copenhagen [Handwerkskundschaft mit Stadtansicht von Kopenhagen].

      Kopenhafen, Meno Haas, 1785 (ausgestellt 1810).. Kupferstich von meno Haas, Bildausschnitt (Ansicht) 15,5 x 48,5 cm, Blattgr. 43,5 x 55 cm.. Stopp, Die Handwerkskundschaften mit Ortsansichten. Beschreibender Katalog der Arbeitsattestate wandernder Handwerksgesellen (1731-1830), DK 6.2. Dekorative Handwerkskundschaft für Maurergesellen Johann Georg Wulf aus Gotha, im oberen Hälfte des Blattes eine Gesamtansicht von Kopenhagen, darunter gestochener und handschriftlicher Text, ausgestellt am 4. Juli 1810; wie üblich mehrfach gefaltet, 2 kleine Löchlein links, sonst von ausgezeichneter Erhaltung, unter Passepartout.

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        Vollständige Glaßmacherkunst: worinnen sowol dessen Erläuterungen über Anton Neri sieben Bücher von dem Glaßmachen und Dr. Murrets hierüber gemachte Anmerkungen als auch eine große Anzahl nützlich und angenehmer Versuche nebst einem Anhang von den Perlen und Edelsteinen enthalten sind.

      Nürnberg, Riegel, 1785. - 2 Teile in 1 Band. 4°. Gestochenes Porträt, 10 nn. Bl., 472 S., 10 nn. Bl., mit 10 Kupfertafeln und 5 Textholzschnitten. Späteres Halbpergament mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel, (minimal beschabt). Fünfte und letzte Ausgabe. - Vgl. Poggendorff I, 1330f.; Duveen 328; Ferguson II, 135; Ferchl 288; Bibliothek dt. Museum, Libri rari 160 (alle frühere Ausgaben). - Standardwerk der deutschen Glasliteratur, das erstmals 1679 unter dem Titel "Ars vitraria experimentalis oder vollkommene Glasmacher-Kunst" erschien. - "A classic book on glass-making, describing the discovery of ruby glass and the invention of a glass-blowing table with double bellows. A translation of Neri's work and Merrett's notes to it is included. Kunckel is a more important figure in the history of chemistry than seems generally realised." (Duveen). - 2 Blatt der Vorrede verkehrt herum eingebunden, minimal stockfleckig, schönes Exemplar.

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        A Voyage to the Cape of Good Hope, towards the Antarctic Polar Circle , and round the World?

      G.G.J. Robinson, London 1785 - Two volumes, quarto, with ten engraved plates and a folding map; an excellent copy in contemporary speckled calf, rebacked. Best edition of the English version. The first English version here in its second and most complete edition, with corrections and revisions: "a new and revised edition? apparently the best of the editions of the English version" (Rolf du Rietz in the Kroepelien catalogue). Sparrman, professor of Zoology at Uppsala University, was in South Africa when Cook's second voyage called there in 1772; Forster offered him a place on the expedition as assistant naturalist: "As two Swedes, Dr. Solander and Mr. Spoering, with singular credit to themselves and advantage to science, had before undertaken a voyage to New Holland, &c. and so round the world, I could not help wishing that a Swede likewise might have the opportunity of making a visit to the south pole, and the continent supposed to be in the vicinity of it?". Based on the 1783 Swedish original, this English version, which was widely read and translated, remains the only eighteenth-century text by this member of the second voyage, and the only English language version until the Golden Cockerel Press translation of the entire work. Much of the book is a narrative of travels in Africa with emphasis on its flora and fauna (and a remarkable series of plates on termites and their habitations), but he also includes an interesting account of the Cook voyage in the first volume - as Hocken notes: "Hairsbreadth escape from collision of the two ships, not mentioned elsewhere. Shocking details as to the food on board. Described the plants which Georg Forster drew? Both interesting and amusing?". The voyage revisited various Tasman and Quiros discoveries, and Sparrman also mentions their sighting of Norfolk Island, "the first discovery the English made beyond the tropics. We landed upon it, and found it uninhabited?"

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        XENOPHONTOS KYROU ANABASEOS BIBLIA HEPTA. DE CYRI EXPEDITIONE LIBRI SEPTEM. GILT ARMS of NEWSTEAD ABBEY, LORD BYRON'S ANCESTRAL HOME.

      Cantabrigiæ : typis academicis excudebat J. Archdeacon. Impensis J. Nicholson; veneunt apud J. Rivington & filios, et S. Crowder, Londini; J. Fletcher, Oxonii; et Gul. Nicholson, Wisbechianae, 1785.FOURTH EDITION 1785, GREEK AND LATIN TEXTS, Notes etc. in Latin, edited by Thomas Hutchinson. 4to, approximately 240 x 185 mm, 9½ x 7¼ inches, engraved folding hand coloured map as frontispiece, pages: [10], lix, [1], 598, leaf of publisher's adverts missing at the end, wide margins, bound in full contemporary calf, double ruled gilt border to covers with small gilt corner ornaments, gilt arms of Newstead Abbey, Lord Byron's ancestral home, in the centre of both covers, flat gilt raised bands to spine, gilt ruled panels inbetween, gilt lettered black morocco label, marbled edges and endpapers. Upper hinge cracked with amateur repair to lowest cord, cover holding on cords, lower hinge just starting to crack at head and tail, corners slightly worn, small closed tear to lower margin of title page, neatly repaired, small closed margin tear to 2 other pages, neatly repaired, 6 pages browned at edge of top margin, a few pages faintly foxed in the margins. A good clean tight copy of a book which was probably in the library at Newstead Abbey when Lord Byron was in residence there. He lived there intermittently after inheriting the title 6th Baron Byron and the Newstead Abbey estate when he was 10 years old in 1798. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        A TREATISE ON INLAND NAVIGATION:

      London, S. Hooper, 1785.. illustrated with a whole-sheet plan, delineating the course of an intended navigable canal from London to Norwich and Lynn, through the counties of Essex, Suffolk, and Norfolk, denoting every town and village through which it is proposed to pass. With two other plans, to prove the practicability of executing the whole with success; And a plan for extending the navigation from Bishop-Stortford to Cambridge, without passing through the grounds or parks of Shotgrove or Audley End; by which the opposition that has been always made by the noble owners of those grounds is obviated, and a direct conveyance from Cambridge to London, by water, may be carried into execution. FIRST EDITION 1785. Slim 4to, approximately 270 x 210 mm, 10¾ x 8½ inches, LACKS 2 PLATES (plans), present is the large folding hand coloured map, pages: iv, [8], [v]-xii, 50, bound in quarter cloth over grey boards, no lettering or label. Head and tail of spine slightly rubbed, corners slightly worn, sign of bookplate removal on front pastedown, title page dusty and spotted, occasional very slight spotting to margins, 3 tiny ink smudges on folding map, 1 small closed inner edge tear to map, neatly repaired on reverse. Binding tight and firm. A good copy of a very scarce book on canals. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Elogio del Capitano Giacomo Cook ? Elogy of Captain James Cook composed and publickly recited before the Royal Academy of Florence

      Printed for Gaetano Cambiagi, Printer of his Royal Highness, Florence 1785 - Quarto, with titles in Italian and English facing, each with engraved vignette of the Royal Society Cook Medal, unpressed and unopened, a little dusted and one leaf with small marginal tear; a tall and handsome copy in black polished calf antique. This prodigy of nature. Rare, eccentric, but beautiful eulogy of Cook. This prose essay honouring the life and voyages of the navigator in florid style would have greatly embarrassed him. Describing his achievements in purple tones, 'this prodigy of nature' is lauded for his mapping of the St Lawrence, to which the author ascribes much of General Wolfe's successes. Each of the three voyages of discovery is described in some detail, while Cook, like many sailors a non-swimmer, is given powers that he never possessed: 'From his infancy he was accustomed to the useful practice of swimming, and could cleave the waves of the Ocean with the facility of its inhabitants'. Although the poem exhibits a particular interest in the exotic islands of Tahiti and Hawaii, as well as the sometimes violent interactions in New Zealand, the work does include a particularly attractive passage on Cook's grounding on a reef and subsequent beaching at Endeavour River. Gianetti was professor of anatomy at the hospital of Santa Maria Nuova, and well-known as a dilettante poet and friend of English poets such as Hester Lynch Piozzi. The English translation is signed R.M., that is, the English poet Robert Merry, who wrote under the pseudonym Della Crusca, and was the great English literary figure in Tuscany at this time. This work could be compared with Merry's own Ode on Rodney's defeat of De Grasse in the West Indies (1782), which appeared accompanied by a French translation by Sir Wogan Browne and an Italian translation by Gianetti himself (Brian Moloney, 'The Della Cruscan Poets', MLR, January 1965, p. 50). This is a beautifully printed book in the best Italian eighteenth-century traditions, much in the style of Bodoni, using elegant roman and italic types, classically composed within ruled borders. The dedication is to Sir Horace Mann, then English ambassador to the Court of Tuscany.

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        REMARKS CONCERNING THE GOVERNMENT AND THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: IN FOUR LETTERS ADDRESSED TO MR ADAMS, MINISTER PLENIPOTENTIARY FROM THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO THOSE OF HOLLAND; AND ONE OF THE NEGOCIATORS FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONCLUDING A GENERAL PEACE

      Dublin: Moncrieffe, Jenkin [and others], 1785 Dublin: Moncrieffe, Jenkin [and others], 1785. 1st Dublin edition in English (earlier English editions appeared in Amsterdam and London). 8vo.; (2), 280pp. Recent sprinkled calf, leather spine label. Tidelines from old staining through text, but a solid copy in an attractive new binding. Sabin 42925 (quoting from "Monthly Review"): "His work contains some observations which are the result of good sense and a great knowledge of mankind, yet amid these there are many things which betray the author's country and religious persuasion." HOWES M-5

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        Historia Salicvm [Salicum]. Iconibus illvstrata. Fascicvlvs Primvs - Fascicvlvs Qvartvs.

      S. L. Crusius,, Lipsiae (Leipzig), 1785 - Lipsiae (Leipzig), S. L. Crusius, 1785 - 1787. Folio. 70 S. Priv. Pp. der Zeit. EA. In lateinischer Sprache. Mit 24 Tafeln von J. Nussbiegel. Es fehlt das letzte Faszikel (Bd. 2, 1791: 12 S. und 6 Tafeln.). Nissen BBI, 893. - Ebd. berieben m. kl. oberfl. Fehlstellen, kl. hds. Notiz a. V. sowie Rest eines Siegels, stockfleckig, Seiten etw. gebräunt. Gbrsp. - Hoffmann, (1761 - 1826), machte 1786 in Erlangen seinen Abschluß und arbeitete hier als Professor der Botanik. 1792 als Professor der Arzneikunde und Botanik nach Göttingen berufen, wurde er ebenfalls Direktor des dortigen botanischen Gartens. Bereits ein bekannter Botaniker, vorallem für seine Arbeiten an Flechten, ging er 1804 nach Moskau, um diese Funktionen bis zu seinem Tode an der Universität Moskau und dem botanischen Garten zu bekleiden. (Zitat) - Beeindruckende Kupferstiche der Blüten-, Blatt- und Fruchtstände des Nürnberger Stechers Nussbiegel. Lateinisch

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        Autograph letter signed to an unidentified correspondent

      London. London. <p>Hooker, William Jackson (1785-1865). Autograph letter signed to an unidentified correspondent. [London,] Royal Gardens, Kew, April 3, n.d. (probably 1857 or after). 3pp. 179 x 112 mm. Fine apart from a little faint spotting.</p><p>Hooker, the first full-time director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, devoted himself to the study of botany from an early age, specializing in mosses, liverworts and other cryptogamia. He served as regius professor of botany at the University of Glasgow from 1820 to 1841, when he was appointed to head Kew Gardens. Under Hooker&#39;s leadership Kew grew from eleven acres to its present size of nearly 300 acres, and its collections vastly increased, largely due to a network of Hooker&#39;s former students who brought in specimens from around the world. Hooker&#39;s own herbarium, which contained some 4000 volumes and one million dried plant specimens, was purchased by the British government for the nation after Hooker&#39;s death. Hooker was the author of over two dozen works on botany, including British Jungermanniae (1816), which established hepaticology (the study of liverworts) as a separate field; he also edited several botanical journals. </p><p>The first part of Hooker&#39;s letter deals with the preparation of a forthcoming botanical publication, most likely The Museum of Economic Botany, or a Popular Guide to the Useful and Remarkable Vegetable Products in the Two Museum Buildings of the Royal Gardens of Kew (1858): </p><p>"I have received & read & made 2 or 3 verbal corrections & transmitted as you desired to Mr. Wyatt (I presume at the Palace of Westminster) our Cat[alogue]. Having been unavoidably absent of late I know not what has been done by our Committee. If the present Catalogue is circulated by itself I think it requires a heading or title for not one word appears of the use & object of it: so that no one could comprehend the object of it. The asterisks before any name I understood were to indicate that specimens of the plant itself are required as well as the product. . . . I find asterisks against Chinese Tea, & Coffee & Theobroma Cacao:--but they must surely have a different meaning there, for one cannot desire them so against Salvadora Persica [the "toothbrush tree"] &c. &c. . . ."</p><p>The next part of Hooker&#39;s letter touches on the work of Brian Houghton Hodgson (1800-1894), a naturalist and one of the pioneers of scientific ethnology. Hodgson spent much of his life in India, where he discovered 39 species of mammals and 124 species of birds that had hitherto been undescribed. He was the author of numerous books and papers, including Papers Relative to the Colonization, Commerce, Physical Geography, &c., &c. of the Himalaya Mountains and Nepal, published in Calcutta in 1857. He was a close friend of Hooker&#39;s son, the naturalist Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911).</p><p>"What an interesting acct. of the Physical Geography of the Himalayas Hodgson has published. You know Hodgson is preparing a capital Physico-geographical work on India written by Bagham[?]. He wishes a publisher. Do you think [&#133;] Allen & Co. would be the men if I were to put the mst. into their hands?"</p><p>"Allen & Co." most likely refers to the publisher W. H. Allen & Co., which issued a large number of books relating to India in the 1850s. </p>

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        An authentic narrative of the treatment of the English, who were taken prisoners on the reduction of Bednore, by Tippoo Saib; from the 28th of April, 1783, the day of capitulation, to their enlargement on the 25th of April, 1784, after near twelve months confinement under a continued series of unrelenting acts of cruelty. Also, an account of those who perished during the above period. To which is added an appendix, relative to the conduct of the British forces, upon their first becoming masters of that place by John Charles Sheen.

      London, G. Kearsley, 1785.Period style speckled calf, spine gilt with red morocco title label. 93 pp.* During the Second Anglo-Mysore War (1780-1784), a conflict in India between Great Britain and Mysore, Tipu Sultan (1750-1799), Tiger of Mysore, defeated the British army, seized all the guns and took the entire detachment as prisoners. The war came to an end by the Treaty of Mangalore, the last occasion when an Indian power dictated terms to the British. Tipu's humiliating defeats of the English and his harsh treatment of prisoners caused widespread hysteria in Britain. Written by Henry Oakes 'adjutant general to the army under the command of general Mathews, on that expedition, a fellow-sufferer and spectator of the horrid scenes which he describes'. - Rare.

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        A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, Undertaken, By the Command of his Majesty. Performed under the Direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, In His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Discovery; in the Years 1776, 1777, 1779, and 1780. The Second Edition.

      1785 - London: Nichol & Cadell, 1785. Three vols (without atlas volume), 4to, original calf, morocco title labels, rebacked, marbled boards with bookplate on front pastedowns. Vol 1, title + (viii) (contents) + xcvi + 421, 7 engraved plates; vol 2, title + (xii) (contents) + 548, 9 engraved plates; vol 3, title + (xi) (contents) + 556, 6 engraved plates. Complete as 'List of Plates', with plates in the atlas volume marked with asterisks. The account of James Cook's Third, and fatal, voyage, during which he discoved Hawaii, then sailed north to pass through the Bering Straits looking for a North West Passage. Blocked by the Arctic ice wall, he returned to Hawaii where he was killed. Although this set lacks the plate volume it does contain Cook's important map of Hawaii, at the beginning of Vol 3. Mitchell Library: 1552.

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

      Stockdale, Scatcherd and Whitaker, and others, 1784-, London 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). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        FILOSOFIA DEL ESPIRITU Y DEL CORAZON

      . Zustand: Muy Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Madrid. 1785. Libro 2° y 3°. 4h+99Pag+2h+159Pag.22x16. Pergamino. La Obra completa son 4 tomos. Muy buen estado. Ref 8.7 Biblioteca DOT.

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        Journal de La Haye ou choix d'airs Francais dedies aux dames. Libro I, IV

      . La Haye-Amsterdam : Hummel, PN A. - U. [ca. 1785]. - 2 Jhrg. in einem Band. 8vo. HLdr. d. Zt., erhohene Bünde. Rückendeckel oben schadhaft. 34 Lieferungen. Libro I: [2] Bll., 80 S. Libro IV: 80 S., aber unvollständig: es fehlen die Lieferungen mit PN C, E, G, H, J, K, P und R. Mitgebunden: Libro V, PN A (4 S.).. Mit hübscher Titelillustration. RISM BII, S. 208. Fragmenten aus Opern von Gretry, Albanese, Blin de la Codre, Champein, Colizzi, Gluck, J.P. Martini, Riegel u.a.

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        VIAGE DE ESPAÑA, en que se da noticia de las cosas más apreciables, y dignas de saberse, que hay en ella. Tomo IX. Trata de Sevilla.

      - Por la Viuda de Ibarra, Hijos y Compañía. Madrid. 1785. XLVIpp.+302pp.+6 grabados (4 de ellos plegados). Exlibris ant. Props. 18 x 12 cm. Enc. plena piel con filos dorados, el lomo agrietado. SEVILLA [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DESCRIPCIÓN JOCO SERIA DE LAS FIESTAS DE MADRID (1785)

      1785 - Madrid; en la Oficina de Pantaleon Aznar, 1785. 8º menor (14 cm.) 49 p. Encuadernación holandesa pergamino con rotulo en el lomo (posterior) Muy buen estado, texto limpio.

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        Naauwkeurige beschryving der overstroomingen, benevens derzelver treurige gevolgen zo buiten als binnen deze Republiek in den jaare MDCCLXXXIV [1784] voorgevallen.

      Leyden/Amsterdam, F. de Does & I. de Jongh, 1785. - 8vo. (XVI)+225+(10) pp. Met frontisp., uitsl. kaart van de Rijn vanaf de oorsprong tot aan Katwijk, gedrukt op dik papier, 3 uitsl platen (Mülheim, Nijmegen, Zutphen); alle platen zijn staalgravures. Gebonden. Slap kartonnen band uit de tijd. Goed ex. (Rug overgeplakt; voorplat iets vlekkig). * Kemper 1198.

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        Essai analytique sur l'air pur et les différentes espèces d'air

      Hôtel Serpente, Paris 1785 - In-8. Collation : (4), 474, (2) pp. Veau jaspé, dos à nerfs orné, tranches marbrées. (Reliure de l'époque). Première édition. La Métherie passe en revue les connaissances de son temps sur les différentes espèces d' "airs" ainsi que les expériences et découvertes de Lavoisier (avec lequel il s'opposait), Priestly, Scheele. Provenance : Etiquette de "La bibliothèque de Paul Macors". Il a été syndic des pharmaciens de Lyon et professeur de chimie. Cole 742: "The book is a survey of existing informatin concernig various kinds of airs and the experiments and discoveries of Lavoisier, Priestley, Scheele and others." Bel exemplaire. Duveen 335. DSB 7, 602. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Confluent et embouchure du Bog et du Dnieper en 1785

      1785. Karte zeigt die Mündung des Fluß Dnieper mit dem Golf von Liman und dem schwarzen Meer, altkoloriert, Kupferstich, 22 x 63. Zustand: Perfekt, dem Alter entsprechend

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        Herkules als Knabe, kniend und mit einer Keule in der Hand.

      . Bleistift, auf Velin, rechts unten von fremder Hand bezeichnet "Nachlaß Hopfgarten No 26a", links oben "Marie Klein Molkenmarkt No. 6.". 33:27,4 cm. Horizontale Mittelfalte und zwei vertikale Knickfalte, jeweils ca. 4 cm vom Rand, geglättet; am Oberrand rechts mehrere Nagellöchlein. Eine eher untypische Umsetzung der bildlichen Darstellung des Herkules, der entweder als Knabe, zwei Schlangen erwürgend, dargestellt wird oder im Mannesalter beispielsweise mit der Flammenkeule in der Hand.. Der Berliner Maler Hopfgarten nahm ersten Unterricht bei Ruscheweyh (Bruder des bekannten Kupferstechers Ferdinand R. (1785-1864)). Seit 1829 besuchte er die Berliner Akademie und war Schüler von H.A. Dähling (1773-50) und J.G. Niedlich (1766-1837) und ab 1822 von K.W. Wach (1787-1845). 1827 erlaubte ihm ein Akademie-Stipendium die Reise nach Rom anzutreten, wo er bis 1833 lebte. Dort wurde er Mitglied der 1813 gegründeten Ponte Molle-Gesellschaft, einer Vereinigung in Rom lebender deutscher Künstler, und war 1828 Mitbegründer des Römischen Kunstvereins, an dessen Ausstellungen er teilnahm. Nach seiner Rückkehr nach Berlin im September 1883 trat er die Nachfolge seines Lehrers Wach an und blieb einer romantischen Malauffassung verpflichtet. 1854 wurde er Professor und Mitglied der Berliner Akademie. Hopfgarten arbeitete als Genre- und Porträtmaler, pflegte aber auch historische, religiöse und mythologische Themen. Letztere sind vor allem durch seine Beteiligung an den "Heldengemälden" des Nordkuppelsaals des Berliner Neuen Museums bekannt. Fresken schuf er u.a. für die Griechische Kapelle auf dem Neroberg Wiesbaden und für die Kapelle des Berliner Stadtschlosses. Seine Werke befinden sich in der National-Galerie Berlin, im Hohenzollern-Museum Berlin, in der Städtischen Kunstsammlung Rostock, der Sammlung Raczynski im Museum Posen, im Thorvaldsen-Museum Kopenhagen und im Dresdner Kupferstichkabinett.

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