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        The History of New Holland, from its First Discovery in 1616, to the Present Time. With a particular account of its produce and inhabitants; and a description of Botany Bay: also, a list of the Naval, Marine, Military and Civil Establishment

      London: John Stockdale, 1787. Octavo, with two folding maps, finely handcoloured in outline (small marginal tears, some offsetting), pp. i -xxiv, (lacks advertisement leaves), 254; modern half calf, marbled boards. First edition. Published on the eve of the departure of the First Fleet for New South Wales, this sometimes neglected publication was the most widely read early descriptions of Australia. It is 'an extremely interesting work and an essential inclusion in all comprehensive collections' (Davidson).The anonymous compiler discusses the imminent departure and lists the numbers and equipment of the fleet as well as the principal officers, and there is also material in both preface and text about transportation, as well as an 'Introductory Discourse' on the subject by William Eden which has often led to the misattribution of the whole book to him.The 'Eden', as it is often called, is written 'to present at one view a connected description of the whole country of New Holland'. The book is clearly aimed at a public eager for information on the new colonial venture, and for details of Botany Bay itself, which is here described at length.This is the form in which many of the participants in the First Fleet must have absorbed what little information existed about conditions in Australia. The two fine folding maps depict the continent of 'New Holland' with an inset of Botany Bay, and the 'Passage from England to Botany Bay in New Holland 1787', showing clearly the anticipated route of the First Fleet. Ferguson 24

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        Memoires relatives a la discussion du privilege de la nouvelle compagnie des Indes

      Demonville, Amsterdam 1787 - In 8, pp. 140 + (2b). Errore di numerazione alle pp. 137-138-139 indicate come 337-338-339. Mancanza al marg. int. delle ultime 3 cc. con parziale compromissione alle 2 cc. di testo (l'ultima e' bianca). Lievi mancanze al marg. est. delle cc. Mancanza al p. post., al p. ant. e al d. Bruniture. Br. muta coeva. SaggioÂrelativo ai privilegi concessi alla Compagnia delle Indie orientali fondata nel 1785, poi soppressa nel 1790 durante la Rivoluzione. La polemica sulla compagnia delle Indie occupo' a piu' riprese l'A., che ad un primo Memoire del 1769, ribatte' con Examen de la reponse de M. Necker e poi con questo scritto nel 1787. L'A., l'abate Andre' Morellet (1727-1819), polemistaÂnoto per aver tradotto in FranciaÂDei delitti e delle pene di Beccaria. ITA

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        Oeuvres badines, completes, du Comte de Caylus. Avec [1 portrait et 23 de 24] figures [et plusieurs fleurons et vignettes]. Premiere Partie. Tome Premier [- Tome Douzieme]. A Amsterdam, et se trouve a Paris, Chez Visse, Libraire, rue de la Harpe, pres de la rue Serpente. M. DCC. LXXXVII (Paris, bei [Pierre-Lucien] Visse 1787).

      Paris, Visse 1787.. 12 marmorierte Lederbände der Zeit mit dekorativer Goldprägung auf Rücken, Deckeln, Kanten und Innenkanten. Je zwei verschiedenfarbige Lederrückenschildchen. Marmorierte Innendeckel, sowie fliegende Vor- und Nachsätze, marmorierte Schnitte. (20,2 x 13,4 cm) 8°.. Erste Gesamtausgabe. Brunet I, 1705. Graesse II, 94. Ebert I, 3825. Druckvermerk im 7. Band am Schluß: "A Sens, De l'Imprimerie de la veuve Tarbe, imprimeur du Roi, 1787." Die Einbände etwas berieben und bestoßen, besonders an den Rücken. Einzelne Deckel mit Bereibungen, bzw. Lederabriß. Mehrere obere Kapitale mit kleineren Fehlstellen, einzelne Ecken bestoßen, jedoch alles in allem trotzdem eine dekorative Reihe. Ein datiertes (1796), gestochenes Portrait nach Cochin, von De Launay le jeune und 23 (recte 24 !) weitere Tafeln von Marillier, gestochen von Baquoy, Borgnet, Dambrun, Fessard, de Ghendt, Giraud l'aine, Hubert, Le Villain, Maillet, Patas und Thomas. Eine Tafel, die in Band 2 zur Seite 377 gebunden werden sollte, wurde wohl vom Buchbinder aus Anstandsgründen "vergessen" und fehlt seitdem spurlos (liegt aber als Kopie bei). Auf dem vorderen fliegenden Vorsatz des ersten Bandes verso ein längerer, zeitgenössischer handschriftlicher Eintrag, wohl Inventar eines Sammlers, zeitgenössischer Besitzvermerk auf dem Schmutztitel recto. Auf den Seiten xvii und xviii des ersten Bandes, der "Notice" zum Inhalt der einzelnen Bände mit zeitgenössischen handschriftlichen Ergänzungen. Ansonsten sind die Seiten, bis auf einige papierbedingte Bräunungen und einige wenige Lesespuren sehr sauber. An einigen wenigen Stellen im unteren weißen Rand mit kleinem Einriß oder minimaler Fehlstelle und/ oder Knicken, wohl produktionsbedingt. Auf den Innendeckeln das Exlibris von Vicco von Bülow-Schwante. Diese recht seltene, erste Gesamtausgabe gliedert sich in vier Abteilungen, aufgeteilt auf 12 Bände: I "Romans de Chevalerie" (Ritterromane). II Historiettes, Contes, Nouvelles, etc. (Histörchen, Märchen, Novellen) III Contes orientaux et feeries (Orientalische Märchen, Feengeschichten). IV Faceties (Possen und Schwänke). Anmerkungen zum Autor: "Caylus [Tubieres de Grimoard de Pestels de Levis], Anne-Claude-Philippe de, Comte Date born: 1692 Place born: Paris, France Date died: 1765 Place died: Paris, France French antiquarian; early classifier of ancient works by subject matter. Caylus was born to an old noble family and was exposed to the privileges that aristocratic life offered. He traveled as a boy with the French ambassador to Constantinople and later to Italy and Asia Minor. He spent time in the military as a successful officer, but at the death of Louis XIV in 1715, he resigned his commission to devote himself to art. In 1716, he visited the perilous ancient sites of Smyrna, Ephesos, Colophon and Troad, seldom visited by Europeans. Returning to Paris permanently in 1719, he dabbled in engraving, and through the wealthy collector Pierre Crozat (1661-1740), met the painter Antoine Watteau (1684-1721). Caylus was exceedingly close to the artist, collecting the infamous "morceaux," (clandestine, perhaps erotic drawings of Watteau, now destroyed), and engaging in generally dissipate activities with the artist and others. Caylus' own renderings included the Roman coins and gems in the royal collection. He was admitted to the Academie des inscriptions et belles-lettres and the Academie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture in 1731. His graphic work continued to document the major ancient monuments in France. Caylus assisted the careers of Hubert Robert (1733-1808) and Joseph-Marie Vien (1716-1809) by advising their ancient landscapes. Between 1744 and 1765, Caylus lectured at the Academie des inscriptions on ancient art techniques and processes. He also used this position to advocate a return to history painting. Using Pliny's account of encaustic painting, Caylus rediscovered the process, which Vien demonstrated by producing a picture. In 1752, Caylus' Recueil d'antiquites egyptiennes, etruscanes, grecques et romaines, a seven-volume work began to appear. The Recueil addressed the tastes and styles of Greece, Rome, Egypt and the Etruscans in a meaningful way, and like Johann Joachim Winckelmann (q.v.) made use of minor objects, not simply the "great works of ancient art" to create his art history. He helped fund the production Les Ruines des plus beaux monuments de la Grece, 1758, by Julien-David Le Roy (q.v.), the first book using serious measurements on Greek architecture. Caylus' power in the Academy attracted a bitter enmity with the encyclopedist Denis Diderot (1713-1784) and Diderot's followers. Diderot, the Baron Friedrich Melchior von Grimm (1723-1807), Jean-Francois Marmontel (1723-1799) and Charles-Nicolas Cochin the Younger (1715-1790) engaged in a bitter attack (well before Diderot's Salon Criticism) portraying Caylus as a privileged hack and a dictator of taste. They argued vigorously against Caylus' theories on the encaustic process (history vindicated Caylus). A long illness gradually took him in 1765, with Mariette at his side. Comte de Caylus' fame rests with his emphasis on the archaeological object itself as the basis for understanding the work. He developed a historical approach to the periods and styles of the objects he wrote about, laying a basis for modern art histories. His works were translated into English and German shortly after their appearances in French. Like many informed classicists of his age, (including Winckelmann, etc.), he never made a trip to mainland Greece. Home Country: France Sources: Kleinbauer, W. Eugene. Research Guide to the History of Western Art. Sources of Information in the Humanities, no. 2. Chicago: American Library Association, 1982, p. 60 mentioned; Bazin, Germain. Histoire de l'histoire de l'art; de Vasari a nos jours. Paris: Albin Michel, 1986, pp. 95-98; "Caylus, Anne Claude Philippe, Comte de." Encyclopedia of the History of Classical Archaeology. Nancy Thomson de Grummond, ed. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996, vol. 1, pp. 261-2; Goncourt, Edmond de, and Goncourt, Jules de. Portraits intimes du XVIIIe siecle: etudes nouvelles d'apres les lettres autographes et les documents inedits. Paris: E. Dentu, 1857, pp. 10-42; Rice, Danielle. "Caylus, Comte de." Dictionary of Art. Bibliography: [complete works:] Oeuvres badines complettes, du comte de Caylus. 12 vols. Amsterdam and Paris: Visse, 1787; Recueil d'antiquites egyptiennes, etruscanes, grecques et romaines. 7 vols. Paris: Desaint & Saillant,1752-67; and Majault, Michel Joseph. Memoire sur la peinture a l'encaustique et sur la peinture a la cire. Paris: Pissot, 1755, English, Encaustic: or, Count Caylus's method of painting in the manner of the ancients. Müntz, Jean-Henri, trans. London: Printed for the author, 1760; Nouveaux sujets de peintre et de sculpture. Paris: Duchesne, 1755; Vie d'Antoine Watteau. Academie de peinture & de sculpture, le 3 fevrier, 1748. Paris, l'Academie de peinture & de sculpture, 1748, pp. [7]-25." ex: h t t p s : / / dictionaryofarthistorians. o r g Siehe auch: h t t p : / / hicsa.univ-paris1. f r /documents/pdf/MondeRomainMedieval/I%20Warin%20texte. p d f "... Erudit et bel esprit du siecle des Lumieres, ami de Watteau, le comte de Caylus (1692-1765) est connu comme archeologue, collectionneur, antiquaire, homme de lettres et graveur amateur. Pionnier de l'archeologie comme science, il legue en 1762 sa collection d'antiques au cabinet des medailles. ..." "... Caylus had quite another side to his character. He had a thorough acquaintance with the gayest and most disreputable sides of Parisian life, and left a number of more or less witty stories dealing with it. These were collected (Amsterdam, 1787) as his Oeuvres badines completes. ..." zum Buchhändler: "Visse, Pierre-Lucien <libraire> (1700 - 1799) Datensatzkennung cnp01369236 Ansetzung Visse, Pierre-Lucien <libraire> [BNF] Biographische Daten 17..-179. Schaffensperiode 1784-1792? Allgemeine Anmerkungen Entre en apprentissage chez le libraire Gaspard-Theodore Le Gras en nov. 1781. Recu maitre le 21 avril 1786 ; il publie cependant sous permission tacite des 1782 et, en 1784, recoit l'autorisation de publier une ed. complete des oeuvres du comte de Caylus. Pu...

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        Skizzen für Künstler und Kunst-Liebhaber über Paris. Esquisses pour les artistes et amateurs.

      Ohne Ort und Drucker, wohl Yverdon oder Bern, 1787?. - circa 22,5 x 18 cm. 2Titel (deutsch und französisch), 92 Radierungen (mit Frontispiz, statt 96) Pappe d. Zt. Cohen-R. 701; Nicolas, Dunker, 102; Lanckoronska-Oe. II, 190. Seltene Folge, hier ohne Text nur 92 Kupfer (von insgesamt wohl 96 erschienenen, hier nichts entfernt, zeitgenössisch so gebunden), die zu unabhängig von Merciers "Tableau de Paris" erschienen, worüber Mercier nicht glücklich war. Er distanzierte sich ausdrücklich von Dunkers Interpretation, die oft sehr bitter und boshaft wirkt, aber auch grossen Witz hat. Besonders hübsch sind mehrere Bilder zu Buchhändlern, Kunstsammlern, Antiquitätenhändlern etc. - "Wir haben hier einige der ganz wenigen Folgen von Karikaturen vor uns, die während des 18. Jhs. in Frankreich erschienen sind. Dunker ist mit den braven Parisern nicht gerade sehr glimpflich umgegangen, aber er hat witzige und treffende Zeitbilder geschaffen." (Fürstenberg). - Gut erhalten, wenig gebräunt, nur vereinzelt leicht fleckig, Einband etwas beschabt, innen meist sauber, sehr breitrandig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de Dannemarc

      à Genève|& à Paris: Chez Barde, Manget & Compagnie|& Chez Buisson, 1787. Fine. Chez Barde, Manget & Compagnie & Chez Buisson, à Genève & à Paris 1787, 9 tomes en 9 Vol. in 8 (12x19cm), 9 tomes brochés. - Third and best edition; she is the most complete effect. Before composing this set, several editions have appeared: first an introduction to the history of Annemark in 1755, and which forms in this copy the first volume illustrated with a large folding map of Scandinavia. Two volumes in 4 appear a few years later, then a third. The story was then continued until 1720, and then until 1773 in this edition. Paperback, covered with a nineteenth blue paper. Labels handwritten titles and volume numbers. Excellent condition. Remarkably fresh copy and printed on heavy paper, retaining margins of publication, except for the high margin trimmed. The book is considered the best ancient history of Denmark, it is indeed well documented, and also contains a study of mythology and fables of 33 that composes the Edda, and other epics. Before the historical narrative, the first two volumes are an anthropological approach of Denmark, addressing the specificity of this country both for its geographical location and its customs and mythology. The author lived a long time in Denmark and was tutor to the prince reigning at the same time he held a professorship at the Royal College of Copenhagen. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Troisième et meilleure édition; elle est en effet la plus complète. Avant de composer cet ensemble, plusieurs éditions sont parues : en premier lieu une Introduction à l'histoire du Dannemarc en 1755, et qui forme dans notre exemplaire le premier volume illustrée d'une grande carte dépliante de la Scandinavie. Deux volumes in 4 paraîtront quelques années plus tard, puis un troisième. L'histoire fut ensuite continuée jusqu'en 1720, puis jusqu'en 1773 dans cette édition. Broché, recouvert d'un papier bleu XIXe. Etiquettes de titres et tomaisons manuscrites. Excellent état. Exemplaire remarquablement frais et imprimé sur papier fort, ayant conservé ses marges de parution, exception faite de la marge haute massicotée. L'ouvrage est considéré comme la meilleure histoire ancienne du Danemark, elle est en effet abondamment documenté, et contient en outre une étude de la mythologie et les 33 fables de ce qui compose l'Edda, ainsi que d'autres épopées. Avant la narration historique, les deux premiers volumes sont une approche anthropologique du Danemark, abordant la spécificité de ce pays autant par sa situation géographique que par ses moeurs et sa mythologie. L'auteur vécut un long moment au Danemark et fut précepteur du prince régnant, dans le même temps qu'il occupait un poste de professeur au collège royal de Copenhague. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.

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        Der Apotheker und Doktor im Clavierauszug... Eine deutsche komische Opera. Erster Theil... Zweiter Theil. Dem Hoch-und wohlgebohrnen Fräulein Julie Freyinn v. Kaschnitz zugeeignet. [Piano-vocal score]

      Wien: Gottfried Friederich. 1787. Two volumes. Tall folio. Contemporary plain blue paper boards, decorative cut-paper labels with manuscript titling to upper board and spine of both volumes. Typeset. Text underlay in Fraktur. Volume 1: 1f. (title incorporating , 1f. (dedication, dated "Wien den [blank]ten Hornung"), [1]- 118 pp. Pp. 1, 4, 34 without pagination. Early manuscript annotations in unknown hands: cut to pp. 13-14; "Subito Duetto" to p. 31; cut (?) to p. 34; pitch corrections to p. 42; natural to p. 73; character labels to pp. 75-95; pitch correction to p. 76; clef corrections to pp. 94 and 111; 8th- note flag added to p. 107; notational corrections in ink to pp. 100, 103, and 109 (accompaniment); additional text underlay to p. 108. Volume 2: 1f. (title incorporating a decorative vignette with the initials "FC," possibly those of the artist), 3-[133], [i] (blank) pp. Final page of music without pagination; pages 25-31 mispaginated "27," "26," "27" [bis], "26" [bis], "29," "26" [iii], "27" [iii]; pages 53-56 mispaginated "49-52" [bis]. Notational corrections in ink to pp. 14, 27, 46, 51, 57, 58, 69, 77, 86, 98, 100, 112, and 115. Rehearsal no. "26" in pencil to p. 60; sign (?cut) in pencil to p. 77. Handstamp, "Provenant de la collection musicale d'André Meyer Décéde en Mai 1974 F. Meyer Octobre 84," to final blank page. Signature "I. Renner" to labels to upper boards of both volumes. From the collection of André Meyer. Boards quite worn and stained, edges rubbed; spines frayed and partially detached with considerable paper loss. Vol. 1 bumped and wormed at inner margins, especially to pp. 11-30; tear to outer edge of pp. 1-2 and to lower edge of pp. 23-24; pp. 25-26 with repairs; small stain to pp. 7-8. Quite a good copy overall. . First Edition. RISM D3152 (holdings in 4 U.S. libraries; erroneously suggests that the Schott edition is earlier). Grove Music Online and MGG2 both confirm the present edition as the first.Krebs 292. Hoboken 16, 77 (plate 16, vol. 2 with different watermark). Hirsch IV, 1145. The libretto of the singspiel is by Gottlieb Stephanie ("the Younger," 1741-1800). His best-known work is the libretto for Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail. While the choice of the German language was typical for titles and dedications if the music included a sung text in German, the choice of the old German month name "Hornung" (=February) in the dedication is worthy of note. "With his first comic opera for Vienna [premiere at the Burgtheater on July 11, 1786], Dittersdorf scored his greatest and most abiding triumph. Doktor und Apotheker (originally Der Apotheker und der Doktor) is the only German opera from Joseph IIÂ’s Vienna apart from MozartÂ’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail to have held the stage to the present day. At its première the Vienna Realzeitung declared it ‘the one work among all new German operas that has earned and deserved the greatest applause. The music is very original and full of the most beautiful ideas – a true masterpiece of art.Â’ At ViennaÂ’s imperial theatres alone it was performed 72 times between 1786 and 1798... Doktor und Apotheker, unlike most German operas of the period, found its way very quickly to major theatres abroad as well as those in German-speaking lands. A considerably altered version with some new music by Stephen Storace enjoyed great success at Drury Lane in 1788." Thomas Bauman in Grove Music Online. The Meyer collection, formed over a period of some 75 years, was one of the most important collections of printed music, musical autographs, and books on music of the 20th century.

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        DEL COMMERCIO DE' ROMANI DALLA PRIMA GUERRA PUNICA A COSTANTINO, DISSERTAZIONE CORONATA DALL''ACCADEMIA REALE DELLE ISCRIZIONI E BELLE LETTERE DI PARIGI LI XIV NOVEMBRE MDCCLXXXVI PADOVA, STAMPERIA DEL SEMINARIO. 1797 1797

      STAMPERIA DEL SEMINARIO. 1797 STAMPERIA DEL SEMINARIO. 1787 BELLISSIMO ESEMPLARE. EDIZIONE ORIGINALE. IN - 4°, PERGAMENA COEVA. (4), CXIII PP. 1 F. BIANCO. " FRANCESCO MENGOTTI, AN ECONOMIST AND STATISTICIAN, BORN NEAR FELTRE (BELLUNO), WAS APPOINTED IN 1806 PRERSIDENT OF GENERAL ADMINISTRATION OF FINANCE I THE VENETIAN PROVINCES... HE WROTE AN ESSAY (1787) ON THE COMMERCE OF THE ROMANS... IN THIS WORK THE AUTHOR MAINTAINS THE THEORY THAT THE ROMANS DID NOT UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF TRADE, THAT THOUGHT ONLY OF ENRICHING THEMSELVES WIT THE SPOILS OF EVERY NATION, AND THAT THEIR SOLE COMMERCE WAS THAT OF TRANSPORTING INTO ITALY ALL THE RICHES OF THE COUNTRIES THEY HAD CONQUERED... " IN, IT MENGOTTI REVIEWS NOT ONLY TRADE BUT THE HISTORY OF THE ECONOMY AS A WHOLE" (JACUNSKY, IN CAHIERS D' HISTOIRE MONDIALE, VIII, 1964, P. 580). MCCULLOCH, P. 64. KRESS LIBRARY, B. 1277. MANCA ALLA BIBLIOTECA EINAUDI.

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        Aspasie traduit de l'anglais EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Londres|& se trouve a Paris: chez Buisson, 1787. Fine. chez Buisson, à Londres & se trouve a Paris 1787, in 12 (16,7x10cm), 211 pp (dont 5 p. de catalogue). et 238 pp. et un f. de table., deux tomes en un volume relié. - Original French edition, this novel, rare, having appeared last year in London. Half red morocco late nineteenth 5 Jansenist nerves. Translation attributed to Isabelle Montolieu an English Gothic novel published anonymously by Richard Clarke: Arpasia, or the wanderer. Arpasia became in French by Aspasia homonymous with the famous Greek courtesan. This is a novel in which turbulent attends misadventures of Miss Aspasia Hanbury who is caught in a dark family history. It is not a thriller in the strict sense, but a literature torn between two rocks, the Gothic novel and its vicissitudes and the novel of manners of the eighteenth. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale française, ce roman, rare, ayant paru l'année précédente à Londres. Reliure en demi maroquin rouge fin XIXème à 5 nerfs janséniste. Traduction attribuée à Isabelle de Montolieu d'un roman gothique anglais paru anonymement par Richard Clarke : Arpasia, or the wanderer. Arpasia est devenu en français Aspasie par homonymie avec la célèbre courtisane grecque. C'est un roman mouvementé dans lequel on assiste aux mésaventures de Miss Aspasie Hanbury qui se trouve prise dans une sombre histoire de famille. Il ne s'agit pas d'un roman noir au sens strict, mais d'une littérature tiraillé entre deux écueils, le roman gothique et ses péripéties et le roman de mœurs du XVIIIème.

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        Observations on a Bill, for Explaining, Amending, and Reducing into One Act, the several Laws now in being,. for preventing the Exportation of Live Sheep, Wool, and other Commodities

      London 1787 - 12mo, uncut, recent marbled wrappers. Rare: an intriguing pamphlet on the vexed question of the importation of wool into England, with a preface thought to have been contributed by Sir Joseph Banks.The West Countryman John Anstie had first mooted a new Bill in 1786 for reducing all the of the laws regarding wool manufacture and export into a single Act, 'a draconian affair of almost fifty pages.' Banks, who had a copy of the Bill, scribbled 'This is the original bill attempted by the manufacturers in 1786 judged too bad for even an attempt at a second reading.' Banks, moreover, is known to have kept a weather eye on proceedings on the advice of Pemberton Milne, who initially spearheaded the defence. Banks became increasingly involved, drawing in the support of agricultural reformers Arthur Young and Lord Sheffield, who 'wrote to each other, collected statistics, circulated pamphlets and newspapers, harangued every M.P. and landowner they met at their country assizes and race meetings' (Richard Wilson, 'Newspapers and Industry: the Export of Wool Controversy in the 1780s,' The Press in English Society, pp. 100-102).The present pamphlet was one of the bulwarks of this new group that was agitating against the Act. Although anonymous, the attribution of this work to William Nicholson is based on a copy now in the University of Pennsylvania, which bears the manuscript note: 'The pamphlet was written by Mr Nicholson. The Preface by Sir Joseph Banks.' Nicholson (1753-1815) was a scientific editor and member of the Royal Society, known to have dabbled in any number of pursuits. The correspondence between him and Banks recorded by Dawson chiefly related to a contretemps between the two men regarding publication of Royal Society papers, but does show that they were well acquainted.However, it might just as well have been written by the more famous pamphleteer in the service of the wool trade, Lord Sheffield, who produced any number of pro-market works on the subject in this period. A firm attribution to Banks might not be possible either, but the involvement of Banks in the defence is understood, and it is almost certain that he approved and perhaps even wrote the preface, as has been asserted. Either way, it forms an interesting footnote to Banks' long researches into sheep and wool. Banks, of course, had been actively involved with wool-breeders since 1781 when he was engaged on behalf of the farmers of Lincolnshire, and had keenly promoted the importation of Spanish sheep since at least 1785, when he first established his own small flock at Spring Grove, and over the ensuing two decades energetically fulfilled his role as Groom of His Majesty's Spanish Flock. Goldsmiths', 13592. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The History of New Holland, from its First Discovery in 1616, to the Present Time. With a particular account of its produce and inhabitants; and a description of Botany Bay: also, a list of the Naval, Marine, Military and Civil Establishment...

      London: John Stockdale, 1787. Octavo, with two folding maps, finely handcoloured in outline (small marginal tears, some offsetting), pp. i -xxiv, (lacks advertisement leaves), 254; modern half calf, marbled boards. First edition. Published on the eve of the departure of the First Fleet for New South Wales, this sometimes neglected publication was the most widely read early descriptions of Australia. It is 'an extremely interesting work and an essential inclusion in all comprehensive collections' (Davidson).The anonymous compiler discusses the imminent departure and lists the numbers and equipment of the fleet as well as the principal officers, and there is also material in both preface and text about transportation, as well as an 'Introductory Discourse' on the subject by William Eden which has often led to the misattribution of the whole book to him.The 'Eden', as it is often called, is written 'to present at one view a connected description of the whole country of New Holland'. The book is clearly aimed at a public eager for information on the new colonial venture, and for details of Botany Bay itself, which is here described at length.This is the form in which many of the participants in the First Fleet must have absorbed what little information existed about conditions in Australia. The two fine folding maps depict the continent of 'New Holland' with an inset of Botany Bay, and the 'Passage from England to Botany Bay in New Holland 1787', showing clearly the anticipated route of the First Fleet. Ferguson 24

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        One of Benjamin Franklin's Best Letters: On American Independence, his View that Freedom of Commerce is More Crucial than Civil Liberty, and his Comforts on Returning Home

      Philadelphia, PA 1787 - Autograph Letter Signed, to the abb Andr Morellet. Philadelphia, Pa., April 22, 1787. 4 pp., 8 1/4 x 13 1/4 in. "People are almost unanimous in being satisfied with the Revolution. the enthusiastic Joy with which the Day of the Declaration of Independence is everywhere annually celebrated, are indisputable Proofs of this Truth."Franklin responds to the abb Andr Morellet with a delightful and intimate letter that shares his thoughts on a wide range of subjects, from the comfort of being home (after 9 years as America's minister to France), to the best methods of collecting taxes in sparsely populated but growing nation, to the primacy of economic over political liberty, to pockets of unrest in America, and the sustained interest in the Revolution and Declaration of Independence. "I am of the same Opinion with you respecting the Freedom of Commerce, in Countries especially where direct Taxes are practicable. This will be our Case in time when our wide-extended Country fills up with Inhabitants. Nothing can be better express'd than your Sentiments are on this Point, where you prefer Liberty of Trading, Cultivating, Manufacturing, &c. even to political civil Liberty, this being affected but rarely, the others every Hour." These issues were certainly on Franklin's mind. A few weeks after he wrote this letter, delegates started to gather for the Constitutional Convention. Franklin joined the convention on May 28, right after a quorum was achieved, and brokered compromises at several crucial moments.An amazing Founders letter. Leonard W. Labaree, the inaugural editor of The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, considered this "one of Franklin's best, written in his most delightful vein of intimate conversation with a dear friend." Transcript Philada. April 22-87.My very dear Friend, I received, tho' long after they were written, your very agreable Favours of Oct. 30-85, and February 9.-86, with the Pieces enclos'd, Productions of the Auteuil Academy of Belles Lettres. Your kind and friendly Wishes and Congratulations are extremely obliging. It gives me infinite Pleasure to find that I still retain a favourable Place in the Remembrance of the worthy and the Good, whose delightful & instructive Society I had the Happiness of enjoying while I resided in France. But tho' I could not leave that dear Nation without Regret, I certainly did right in coming home. I am here in my Niche, in my own House, in the Bosom of my Family, my Daughter and Grandchildren, all about me, among my old Friends or the Sons of my Friends who equally respect me; and who all speak and understand the same Language with me; and you know that if a Man desires to be useful by the Exercise of his mental Faculties, he loses half their Force when in a foreign Country, where he can only express himself in a Language with which he is not well acquainted. In short I enjoy here Every Opportunity of doing Good, and every thing else I could wish for, except Repose; and that I may soon expect, either by the Cessation of my Office, which cannot last more than 3 Years, or by ceasing to live. I am of the same Opinion with you respecting the Freedom of Commerce, in Countries especially where direct Taxes are practicable. This will be our Case in time when our wide-extended Country fills up with Inhabitants. But at present they are so sparsely settled, often 5 or 6 Miles distant from one another in the back Counties, that the Collection of a direct Tax is almost impossible the Trouble of the Collector's going from House to House, amounting to more than the Value of the Tax.- Nothing can be better express'd than your Sentiments are on this Point, where you prefer Liberty of Trading, Cultivating, Manufacturing, &c. even to political civil Liberty, this being affected but rarely, the others every Hour. Our Debt occasion'd by the War, being heavy, we are under the Necessity of using Imposts, and every Method we can think of to assist in raising . (See website for full description)

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        Ordenanzas de las armadas navales de la corona de Aragon EDITION ORIGINALE

      Madrid: En la imprenta real, 1787. Fine. En la imprenta real, Madrid 1787, In 4 (17,5x22,5cm), (44) 147 (3) 63pp., relié. - First Edition. Full contemporary parchment. Smooth spine with title pen dimmed in mind. Missing a third of the leather on the upper flat, also on the edge. No cover page. Good fresh paper. Orders of the Aragonese navy fourteenth century. In appendix, the orders of the British navy and various documents relating to the Spanish Navy, including orders of the sixteenth century .. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en plein parchemin d'époque. Dos lisse avec titre à la plume estompé en tête. Manque un tiers du cuir sur le plat supérieur, également en bordure. Sans page de garde. Bonne fraîcheur du papier. Ordonnances de la marine aragonaise du XIVe siècle. En appendice, les ordonnances de la marine anglaise et diverses pièces relatives à la marine espagnole, notamment des ordonnances du XVIe siècle..

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        Voyage au Cap de Bonne-Esperance et autour du Monde avec le Capitaine Cook EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez Buisson, 1787. Fine. Chez Buisson, à Paris 1787, 3 tomes en 3 Vol. in 8 (12x20,5cm), iii-xxxi, 390; (iv) et 366, (5) et (iv), 366, (1), reliés. - French edition published simultaneously with the publication in 4, the same publisher. It is illustrated frontispiece of a folded, a large folding map of Cape Town and 15 boards, some extendible. Full Sheepskin blond speckled time. Back with nerves decorated. As Exhibit pink morocco and volume number in black leather. very fine copy, perfect freshness. Swedish naturalist, was appointed Scientific Sparrman a trip to Cape Town and was supported by Linnaeus. He went there in 1772. Captain Cook, who made a stopover in Cape Town, asked him to join him on his journey around the world, he undertook the east. He did not return to Cape Town three years later, in 1775. There, while practicing medicine and surgery, he studied fauna and flora, pushed several expeditions into the interior of Africa, while amassing a formidable naturalist collection which he brought to his country by the end of the year 1776. The set is very rich in description and feather Sparrman is simple and clear, without affectation. The circumnavigation occupies 2/3 of volume 1. The rest is devoted to Africa and Cape Town, with many naturalistic observations, the people and their customs, but also the way Europeans live in these regions (Dutch, German ...). - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale française publiée simultanément avec l'édition in 4, chez le même éditeur. Elle est illustrée d'un frontispice replié, d'une grande carte dépliante du Cap et de 15 planches dont certaines dépliantes. Reliure en demi basane verte postérieure ca 1840. Dos lisse orné de filets à froid et à chaud. Titre et tomaison dorés. Frottements en coiffes et mors. La carte, détachée, a été glissée à l'intérieur du volume 2, in fine avec les autres planches dépliantes. Traces de mouillures en haut des marges sur quelques feuillets. Bon exemplaire. Naturaliste suédois, Sparrman fut désigné comme scientifique d'un voyage au Cap et reçut l'appui de Linné. Il s'y rendit en 1772. Le capitaine Cook, qui faisait escale au Cap, lui proposa de se joindre à lui pour son voyage autour du monde, qu'il entreprit par l'Est. Il ne rentra au Cap que trois années plus tard, en 1775. Là, tout en exerçant la médecine et la chirurgie, il étudia la faune et la flore, poussa plusieurs expéditions dans l'intérieur de l'Afrique, tout en amassant une formidable collection naturaliste qu'il rapporta dans son pays à la fin de l'année 1776. L'ensemble est très riche en description et la plume de Sparrman est simple et claire, sans affeterie. La circumnavigation occupe les 2/3 du volume 1. Le reste étant dévolu à l'Afrique et au Cap, aux nombreuses observations naturalistes, aux populations et à leurs moeurs, mais également à la façon dont les européens vivent en ces contrées (hollandais, allemands...).

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        The pantheon representing the fabulous histories of the gods and most ill

      London: Printed for J. F. and C. Rivington..., 1787. Fine. Printed for J. F. and C. Rivington..., London 1787, In 12 (11x17,5cm), relié. - Certainly erroneous entry of 28th edition, the 1824 edition is itself rated 25th. Illustrated with 28 full-page plates in the style of the late eighteenth unsigned. The first edition and contained only the following seven figures. The first edition of this book seems to date from 1694 Full Calf marbled contemporary. Smooth back features 5 jewels and wheels framing. Part of title in red morocco. Top cap partly missing, ditto for the tail cap. 2 corners bumped. Friction. Slot head to the upper jaw. This book Pomey, author of the seventeenth century, was translated by Andrew Tooke. It contains an index of names of all the gods of mythology. Reading is interesting in more ways than one, Pomey explaining the meaning of mythological allegory, we learn that Moses would Bacchus. The boards represent gods and deities, along with medals. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Mention certainement erronée de 28eme édition, l'édition de 1824 étant elle-même notée 25eme. Illustrée de 28 planches hors-texte dans le goût de la fin du XVIIIe, non signées. L'édition originale et les suivantes ne contenaient que 7 figures. La première édition de cet ouvrage semble dater de 1694. Reliure en plein veau marbré d'époque. Dos lisse orné de 5 fleurons et de roulettes d'encadrement. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Coiffe supérieure en partie manquante, idem pour la coiffe de queue. 2 coins émoussés. Frottements. Fente en tête au mors supérieur. Ce livre de Pomey, auteur du XVIIe, a été traduit par Andrew Tooke. Il contient un index de noms de toutes les divinités de la mythologie. La lecture est intéressante à plus d'un titre, Pomey explicitant le sens des allégorie mythologique, on apprend ainsi que Bacchus serait Moïse. Les planches représentent les Dieux et divinités, accompagnés de médailles. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.

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        Edda Sæmundar hinns Fróda. Edda rhythmica seu antiqvior, vulgo Sæmundina dicta. I-III.

      København 1787-1828. 4to. Nær samtidig grønne helskinnbind med fem opphøyde bind. Ryggdekor i gull. Bordyre i gull på for- og bakperm. Helt gullsnitt. Indre denteller i gull. XXVIII + 722 + (3),XXXIV + 1010 + (5), (4) + VI + 1146 s. Ekstra kobberstukket tittelblad i alle bind. Uten 2 faksimileplansjer

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        Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

      London Printed for J. Buckland, J. Rivington and Sons, T. Payne and Sons. 1787 - First Edition of Hawkins'" Life of Samuel Johnson Uncut in Boards JOHNSON, Samuel. HAWKINS, Sir John. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. London: Printed for J. Buckland, J. Rivington and Sons, T. Payne and Sons., 1787. First separate edition. Originally this title was issued as the first volume of the eleven-volume edition of Johnson's Works. Octavo (9 1/8 x 5 7/8 inches; 227 x 146 mm). [2], [1]-602, [15, index], [1, errata] pp. Quarter brown paper over original drab boards. Two manuscript paper spine labels. Uncut. Boards rubbed and bumped. Spine is chipping and flaking. Occasional signature is coming loose. Chemised and housed an a cloth slipcase with red leather label. Overall a very good copy. "Published in 1787, some four years before James Boswell's biography of Johnson, Hawkins's Life complements, clarifies, and often corrects numerous aspects of Boswell's Life." (Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Sir John Hawkins Edited by O M Brack Jr., 2009). Courtney & Nichol Smith, Rothschild. HBS 67146. $1,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        oeuvres de M l'abbé Spallanzani EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Pavie|& se trouve à Paris: Chez Pierre Duplain, 1787. Fine. Chez Pierre Duplain, à Pavie & se trouve à Paris 1787, 3 tomes en 3 Vol. in-8 (12x20cm), relié. - First collective edition, bringing Opuscules animal and plant physical and experiences to serve the story of the generation of animals and plants; with an outline of the history of organized beings before fertilization Jezan Sennebier. translation by John Sennebier. The third volume: Experiences, etc carries the address of Barthélémy Chirol in Geneva on the same date of 1787. Bound in full calf marbled contemporary. Back smooth decorated with several irons (sheaf of wheat, stars) and Greek wheels. As part morocco red and green morocco volume number (volume number in queue). Triple mentoring net on the boards. Wide scuffs on the boards. Fine copies. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Première édition collective, réunissant Opuscules de physique animale et végétale et Expériences pour servir à l'histoire de la génération des animaux et des plantes ; avec une ébauche de l'histoire des êtres organisés avant leur fécondation par Jean Sennebier. traduction par Jean Sennebier. Le troisième volume : Expériences,etc, porte l'adresse de Barthélémy Chirol à Genève à la même date de 1787 (même adresse que pour l'originale parue en 1785). Edition illustrée de 9 planches dépliantes in fine, 3 dans le premier volume et 6 dans le troisième. Reliure en plein veau raciné d'époque. Dos lisse orné de plusieurs fers (gerbe de blé, étoiles) et de roulettes grecques. pièce de titre en maroquin rouge et de tomaison en maroquin vert (tomaison en queue). Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Larges épidermures sur les plats. Légers défauts sur les dos. Beaux exemplaires, en outre parfaitement frais. Réunion des plus importantes oeuvres de ce grand biologiste que fut Spallanzani, remarquable non seulement pour ses hypothèses, mais pour son imagination en terme de méthode expérimentale. Les opuscules contiennent  les Expériences sur la digestion, qui ne se trouvent pas dans l'originale, dans lesquelles Spallanzani démontre l'importance des sucs gastriques dans le processus digestif. Il démontrera également que la théorie de la génération spontanée est fausse, découvre le secret de la fécondation entre un spermatozoïde et une ovule, celui de la régénération chez certains animaux ; il réalisera la première insémination artificielle chez une chienne. On lui doit ainsi de nombreuses avancées dans les sciences, dont les effets ne se feront ressentir que bien plus tard, mais surtout il marque son époque par sa rigueur scientifique et ses protocoles de démonstration qui pointe une inventivité et une clairvoyance qui semblent inépuisables. Ex-libris aux armes du XIXe de Dampierre  

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        Bemerkungen über die Struktur und Verrichtungen des Nervensystems., Aus dem Englischen übersetzt nebst einigen Anmerkungen und Zusätzen (letztere durch S.T. Soemmerring). Mit dreyzehn Kupfertafeln.

      Leipzig, im Schwickertschen Verlage, 1787 - sehr seltene EA der deutschen Übersetzung von Alexander Monro Secundus&#145; (1733-1817) berühmten "Observations." (GARRISON/MORTON 1385 zur engl. EA von 1783). Samuel v. Soemmerring hat die Übersetzung begleitet, die Abbildungen durchgesehen und verbessert sowie umfangreiche Anmerkungen hinzugefügt. Monro ist der berühmteste unter den drei Ärzten des Geschlechts. Er entdeckt und beschreibt hier die Verbindungen der Seitenventrikel des menschlichen Gehirns untereinander und mit dem 3. Ventrikel ("Von der Verbindung der Hirnhöhlen miteinander, nach den Untersuchungen des Verfassers"), und nach ihm ist diese Verbindung später benannt worden als Foramen interventriculare Monroi Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 392 4°, zeitgenöss. Pappband, berieben, Rest eines Rückenschildes, zwei alte Namenszüge auf Titel; 2 Bl., 96 S., 13 gefaltete Taf. mit 76 Kupferstichen [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Schein betrügt. ( 2 Teile in einem Band ): Zum Glück vielleicht nur Roman / Leider vielleicht nur Roman.

      Berlin, Libau, Lagarde und Friedrich, 1787.. ( Erste Ausgabe: WG II/20. Erscheinungszeitraum 1787 - 1789 ) Mit 6 n.n. Blättern ( incl. Titelblatt ), 251 Seiten; 234 Seiten, Pappband der Zeit mit umlaufendem Rotschnitt, 8° ( 15 x 9,5 cm ). Einband etwas berieben, Ecken und Kanten etwas bestoßen, innen kleiner handschriftlicher Vermerk auf dem Vorsatz. Das Titelblatt mit gelöschtem Besitzeintrag sowie etwas fleckig, Seiten teils etwas fleckig oder fingerfleckig sowie einige Seiten gering stockfleckig. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 250 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

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        A month before he would agree to attend the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Washington thanks a correspondent for his update on Shays' Rebellion in Massachusetts

      [Alexandria], [February 20, 1787]. 8.25" x 9". "Autograph Letter Signed, ""Go: Washington,"" 1 page, 8.25"" x 9"", [Alexandria], ""Tuesday Afternoon,"" [February 20, 1787], to Colonel [Jeremiah] Wadsworth (1743-1804), his former Commissary General in the Continental Army who had sent him intelligence on the progress of Shays' rebellion in Massachusetts. Partial fold separations stabilized by silking, light toning, else very good. Washington writes in full: ""I thank you kindly for sending me the enclosed. ?" The Post of this day, brought letter from Genl Knox to me containing similar information of yours. ?" The Gentleman at whose house I am (Mr. Fendal) presents his compliments to you , and desires me to add, that he should be exceedingly happy to see you at it.""Knox, Secretary of War under the Articles of Confederation, had been keeping Washington abreast on developments in western Massachusetts, which had been plagued in the fall of 1786 by angry mobs of indebted farmers closing down courts in order to prevent creditors from pressing foreclosure proceedings against them. The movement, led nominally by Daniel Shays, a veteran of the Revolutionary War, threatened to spread to neighboring states and potentially destabilize the fragile republic. In Knox's last communication to Washington, which arrived the same day as Wadsworth's, the Secretary of War wrote that he had ""the great satisfaction of informing you hat this ugly affair, in in a train of being speedily and effectually suppressed... The legislature of Massachusetts convened in Boston on Saturday evening, the 4th instant. The Governors speech detailed to the progress of the insurrection ?" A committee was immediately appointed to consider it ?" who reported the existence of a rebellion, in the state... and an assurance of the utmost support to Government... ? (Henry Knox to G.W., February 12, 1786, George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress). By the end of January, General Benjamin Lincoln had raised a militia of 3,000 to march into western Massachusetts, and upon hearing of Daniel Shay?s abortive attack on the federal armory at Springfield, immediately marched his troops westward to meet the threat. On the night of February 3, 1787, Lincoln?s men surprised the rebel camp in Pelham, Massachusetts, surprising the insurgents so that they immediately scattered?"effectively ending the rebellion. Washington congratulated Lincoln for his easy victory observing that ""The suppression of those tumults and insurrections with so little bloodshed, is an event as happy as it was unexpected..."" (G.W. to Benjamin Lincoln, March 23, 1787, Writings, 29:81-182)Despite Lincoln's victory over Shays, the specter of domestic insurrection had already spooked Washington sufficiently to support the organization of a convention to consider revisions to the Articles of Confederation. After Knox reported on the progress of stopping Shays in his letter of February 12, he added that ?Several Gentleman in the legislature in Massachusetts to whom I wrote on the subject assure me of their hearty concurrence in the proposed convention be held next May and that they there urge the matter in the Legislature with all their might ?" I am persuaded that they will appoint delegates...? (Henry Knox to G.W., February 12, 1786, George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress).The question which still loomed large in Washington?s mind, and in his contemporaries', was whether he would attend the Philadelphia convention personally. If he had resolved to attend at this point is unknown, but he must have been giving the matter serious consideration, surmising that his presence would lend the convention increased legitimacy. On March 28, five weeks after this writing, Washington informed Virginia Governor Randolph that, health permitting, he would accept election to the Virginia Delegation to the proposed Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, scheduled to begin in May 1787 (G.W. to Edmund Randolph, March 28, 1787, Ibid, 29:186-188). Washington composed the present letter from the home of Philip Richard Fendall in Alexandria, where he and Martha Washington had dined that evening. His physician, Dr. James Craik was also present at the dinner. (The Diaries of George Washington, 5:107). Fendall's house remains standing today in Alexandria."

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        Vue de Schönhausen. Dediee a Sa Majeste la reine Douairiere de Prusse & & .

      . altkol. Umrißkupferstich n. C.B. Schwarz ( 1787) b. Morino & Company, um 1790, 24,7 x 37,8. Kiewitz, Nr. 1194; Ernst, C. B. Schwarz, Nr. 4. - Oben rechts unbezeichnet. Die Vorzeichnung zur Ansicht entstand im Jahr 1787, einem Jahr nach dem Tode Friedrich des Großen. - Blick zum Schloß ( halbrechts ), mittig eine von Spaziergängern belebte Allee, links der Park. - Sehr schönes und breitrandiges Blatt.

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        DESCRIPCION DE DIFERENTES PIEZAS DE HISTORIA NATURAL. LAS MAS DEL RAMO MARITIMO, REPRESENTADAS EN SETENTA Y CINCO LAMINAS

      Havana. 1787.. [2],4,195,[5]pp. plus seventy-five copper plate engravings (two folding, one [plate 49] in facsimile). Small quarto. Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt, leather label. Light wear to extremities, boards slightly scuffed. Minor foxing and soiling. Very good. A most important book of Caribbean natural history and an outstanding example of Cuban book printing. In addition to being the first scientific work published in Cuba, Parra's book stands as the first example of Cuban printing illustrated with copper plates, and Trelles goes so far as to call it the first book of any importance published in Cuba. As an example of Caribbean book printing, it is hard to imagine a book of greater interest. The work's status as an early Havana imprint alone makes it important, but the original scientific content combined with the exquisitely detailed engravings make it nothing short of extraordinary. The plates, drawn and engraved by the author's son, Manuel, illustrate all manner of crabs, fish, sponges, corals, etc., discovered by Parra along the Cuban shoreline. Each species is illustrated in conjunction with a physical description. Concerning the lobster, Parra writes: "The meat is edible and most scrumptious with oil and vinegar." The first two folding plates depict elaborate specimen cabinets containing crustaceans and netted fish. The last three plates illustrate an unfortunate black man afflicted with hydrocele. Parra was born in Tavira, Portugal and arrived in Havana in 1766 on commission by the Spanish government to collect specimens for the museum of natural history in Madrid. In addition to the present work, he produced a descriptive catalogue of the fish and crustaceans native to the island, which is also excessively rare. The collation recorded by the NUC, which locates seven copies, is wrong, as is that in Sabin. A magnificent example of early Caribbean book production. Rare. SABIN 58835. PALAU 213307. NISSEN ZBI 3094. TRELLES, BIBLIOGRAFIA CUBANA, pp.149-50. MEDINA (HAVANA) 90. APPLETON'S CYCLOPÆDIA IV, p.658. LeCLERC 1354,1355.

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        Tractatus de difficili aut impedito alimentorum ex ventriculo in duodenum progressu, observationibus clinicis atque tabulis anatomico pathologicis illustratus.

      . Lugduni Batavorum (Leiden) ; Apud Abrahamum et Janum Honkoop, 1787, 4°, (8), 144 pp., mit 4 gefalt. Kupfertafeln, Pappband d.Zt; St. verso Tit; neues Rückenschild; feines Exemplar.. Erste Ausgabe dieser Abhandlung des bekannten holländischen Mediziners und späteren Anatomen. Jan Bleuland (1756-1838) praktizierte in seiner Vaterstadt Gouda, wurde 1791 Prof. der Medizin in Harderwijk und lehrte seit 1795 in Utrecht. Als einer der bedeutendsten Vertreter der vergleichenden und pathologischen Anatomie seiner Zeit besaß er eine mehr als 2000 Präparate umfassende anatomische Sammlung, die heute zum Bestand des Utrechter Anatomie-Museums gehört. - Die Tafeln zeigen: Magencarcinom, Sanduhrmagen, Carcinomatöse Pylorusstenose und Aortenaneurysma. - Breitrandiges und annähernd fleckenfreies Exemplar. Titel verso mit altem Sammlungsstempel. - - "During his career Bleuland published a number of illustrated anatomical works printed in color, showing a special interest in the fine structure of healthy and diseased states of the organs and tunics of the digestive tract. Bleuland made a collection of over two and a half thousand anatomical preparations, with the assistance of Petrus Koning, whom he had trained as his attendant and as a surgeon from 1800, when the boy was thirteen. The government bought Bleuland's collection for the Utrecht anatomical museum, and starting in 1826, Bleuland began producing both an inventory, Descriptio musei anatomici (Utrecht, 1826) and a more detailed illustrated catalogue of select specimens, Otium academicum (Utrecht, 1826-28). - A notable feature of Bleuland's work is that he often tells us how his preparations were made, which vessels he injected, how slowly he injected them, which colors and at times which substance he used-such as mercury. - As in previous works he published, Bleuland was especially interested in the vascular structure of tunics and membranes and focused on what he called anatomia subtiliore, relying on microscopy; plate after plate of his Icones anatomico-physiologicae display tunics and membranes. Overall, Bleuland tried to present an integrated approach." Domenico Bertoloni Meli, The Rise of Pathological Illustrations: Baillie, Bleuland, and Their Collections. History of Medicine, vol. 89, no. 2 (Summer 2015) (not printed jet) - - SGC I: II, 125 und II: II, 415. Blake 50. Lesky 78 (nur 4 Taf.). Vgl. Hirsch-H. I, 570

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        Less than a month before he would attend the Constitutional Convention, Benjamin Franklin approves a petition for a Philadelphia coach maker who would sell carriages to both George Washington and Henry Knox!

      Philadelphia, April 26, 1787. 9" x 15". "Autograph Endorsement Signed, ""B Franklin Presid."" as President of Pennsylvania, accomplished at the close of a manuscript Document Signed ""Danl King Senr.,"" and ""John Gardner,"" 1 page, 9"" x 15"", Philadelphia, April 26, 1787, concerning the bankruptcy of a Philadelphia coach maker. Light toning from previous matting, expected folds, minor marginal loss at bottom right infilled affecting one word in text, else very good. Franklin approves a petition brought by King, a Philadelphia brass founder and Gardner, the former Sheriff of Philadelphia County, against coach maker George Way, a bankrupt coach maker. Franklin endorses the petition at the bottom left, and orders ""the Secretary of Council,"" to ""Let a Commission issue, as above prayed, directed to Matthew Clarkson, Matthew Mease, George Hughes, Peter Boynton & Richard Bache, or any Four or three of them."" Richard Bache (1737-1811) was Franklin's son-in-law who married Sarah ""Sally"" Franklin in 1767. Although Franklin had initially disapproved of the union, believing Bache no more than a fortune hunter, he eventually warmed to his in-law and arranged for his appointment as U.S. Postmaster General in 1776. Matthew Clarkson (1733-1800), also named by Franklin here, served as mayor of Philadelphia from 1792 to 1796. George Way (c. 1745-1816) was a prominent Philadelphia coach maker, active from 1772 until 1797. Way's financial difficulties in the 1780s possibly stemmed from his willingness to accept ""Money of any kind, or loan office certificates of any dates"" during the Revolutionary War?"much of which proved worthless after the close of the war (Pennsylvania Evening Post, March 19, 1781, p. 4). To complicate matters, in 1785 Way entered into a partnership with another coach maker, John Hunter, but the pair split after only ten months (Pennsylvania Packet, , May 16, 1785, p. 3; Freeman's Journal, , March 15, 1786, p. 1). The following year, as noted in the present document, Way filed for bankruptcy protection while his former partner followed suit two months later (Independent Gazetteer, May 9, 1787, p. 3). Both were ordered to surrender to the debtors' apartments in June of the same year (Pennsylvania Evening Herald, June 6, 1787, p. 3). Way managed to sort out his financial problems fairly quickly, and at the end of July 1787, he announced that he had taken over a shop formerly on Fourth Street occupied by fellow coach maker George Bringhurst (who had taken over Way's old shop on Arch Street) (Ibid, June 9, 1787, p. 3; Independent Gazetteer, July 28, 1787, p. 4). The following year, both George Way, George Bringhurst, and Way's chief creditor, Daniel King, all marched in the Grand Federal Procession that was held in July 1788 celebrating the ratification of the Constitution (The Miscellaneous Essays and Occasional Writings of Francis Hopkinson Esq., 1792, 2:349-422).Way continued in business on Fourth Street until 1792, when he moved his shop to Dock Street. It was from this shop that Way sold to George Washington a ""Coachee"" (an American-style coach, slightly elongated) for the sum of $192.66 in August 1793 (""Washington's Household account Book, 1793-1797"" [continued], The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, 1906, 30:42). The following year, Henry Knox also purchased a coach from Way (George Way, Manuscript Document Signed, April 17, 1794, Gilder Lehrman Collection, NYHS, GLC02437.08710). In 1795, Way moved his shop to Arch Street and later that same year to Fifth Street (Philadelphia Gazette, October 17, 1795, p. 4; ) and he appears to have remained there until he presumably retired sometime in 1797. The last advertisement we could source appeared in Porcupine's Gazette of July 20, 1797 on page 472. George Way appears in the Philadelphia papers twice more following his final ad. Beside his 1816 obituary, we find a very curious reference to him in the Philadelphia Aurora and General Advertiser, edited by Benjamin Franklin's grandson, Benjamin Franklin Bache. The paper became notorious for its sharp criticism of George Washington, John Adams and federalists in general, and prompted passage of controversial Alien and Sedition Acts. Not only did the paper's editors face prosecution under that legislation, but they were also the target of physical violence by their opponents. It appears that Way participated in a physical attack on the paper's offices by federalist supporters on May 15, 1799. The May 23, 1799 issue of the Aurora contains a sarcastic snippet worthy of quotation in full: ""The hero who presented a pistol to the breast of a person in the Aurora Office, on Wednesday the 15th inst. is said to be George Way?"some one observed he wished to be in the way of promotion."" (p. 3). Incidentally, Way had ceased advertising in the Aurora sometime in 1796, and almost exclusively inserted notices in the virulently-Federalist Porcupine's Gazette."

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        THE DEED OF SETTLEMENT OF THE SOCIETY FOR INSURING HOUSES, IN AND NEAR PHILADELPHIA [caption title]

      [Philadelphia. 1787].. 8pp. printed on a single folded sheet. Quarto. Docketed in manuscript in the margin of the final page. Three tears along the spine fold, with no loss; five small tears in two horizontal folds, affecting about ten words. Overall, still a very good copy of this ephemeral item. In a half morocco and cloth box. A very rare document detailing the early history of the "Philadelphia Contributionship," the oldest property insurance company in North America, and still in operation to this day. Benjamin Franklin was one of the founding directors of the contributionship and wrote most of the text printed here in 1751, when the original charter of the company was drawn up (see Miller). The present printing of the "Deed of Settlement" of the Philadelphia Contributionship includes four additional by- laws, added to the company's charter in 1763, 1769, 1781, and 1787. The main text explains the company's means for insuring their subscribers against loss from fire, setting forth in great detail their policies and operating methods. Not in Evans, Bristol, or Shipton and Mooney. NAIP locates only two copies, at the American Antiquarian Society and the Library of Congress. There is also a copy in the collections of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (at the Library Company). An important and rare document in the early development of the American insurance industry. NAIP w037889. MILLER 542 (ref).

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        Parte práctica de botánica del caballero Carlos Linneo, que comprehende las clases, órdenes, géneros, especies y variedades de las plantas, con sus carácteres genéricos y específicos, sinónimos más selectos, nombres triviales, lugares donde nacen, y

      Impr. Real. 1787 Madrid. 21 cm. 7 vols. Encuadernación en tapa dura artesanal en plena piel, lomo decorado con nervios y doble tejuelo, cortes en color. Cubierta deslucida. (=505734=) Ver imagen

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        Johan Herman Wessels samtlige Skrivter.

      2 bind. Trykt med A.F. Steins Skrifter, København 1787. Kobberstukket portræt (J.F. Clemens efter forlæg af Jens Juel). Kobberstukne vignetter. (24)+(24 sider med subskribenter og indholdsfortegnelse)+318;(4)+344 sider. Trykt på skrivepapir. Samtidige brune halvlæderbind. Bindene med let aldersslitage; bogblokkene rene og friske. Exlibris. Gl. navne på forsatsbladet i hvert bind.. Smukt sæt af førsteudgaven af Wessels samlede arbejder. Udgivelsen blev forestået af Baggesen, Pram og Monrad.** Sættet har tilhørt den radikale politiker og kontroversielle statsminister under besættelsen Erik Scavenius og er forsynet med hans exlibris. Flere generationer af historikerslægten Olrik har også ejet bøgerne

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        Ritratti degli Arcivescovi e Vescovi di Toscana convocati in Firenze l'anno MDCCCLXXXVII. Inventati disegnati ed incisi da Carlo Lasinio.

      - In Firenze, per Niccolò Pagni e Giuseppe Bardi, 1787, pubblicazione a fogli sciolti, in-4, un frontespizio allegorico inciso in rame su disegno di Giuseppe Piattoli, la veduta dell'adunanza degli arcivescovi nel Real Palazzo (importante perchè lascia intravedere parzialmente le tele del Nasini - oggi perdute - nella Camera detta dei Novissimi), e 11 ritratti di Vescovi e Arcivescovi incisi in rame da Carlo Lasinio (sui 18 complessivi della raccolta): sono presenti quelli numerati: 1 (Martini), 2 (Sciarelli), 3 (Mancini), 5 (Fazzi), 7 (Franceschi), 8 (Borghesi), 9 (Pannilini), 10 (Franci), 11 (Vannucci), 16 (Franzesi), 17 (Vincenti). Uno dei ritratti (il n. 16) ha margini più corti degli altri, per il resto le condizioni di conservazione del materiale presente sono ottime). Serie rarissima, seppur non completa.

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        THE DEED OF SETTLEMENT OF THE SOCIETY FOR INSURING HOUSES, IN AND NEAR PHILADELPHIA [caption title].

      [Philadelphia. ]. 1787 - 8pp. printed on a single folded sheet. Quarto. Docketed in manuscript in the margin of the final page. Three tears along the spine fold, with no loss; five small tears in two horizontal folds, affecting about ten words. Overall, still a very good copy of this ephemeral item. In a half morocco box. A very rare document detailing the early history of the "Philadelphia Contributionship," the oldest property insurance company in North America, and still in operation to this day. Benjamin Franklin was one of the founding directors of the contributionship and wrote most of the text printed here in 1751, when the original charter of the company was drawn up (see Miller). The present printing of the "Deed of Settlement" of the Philadelphia Contributionship includes four additional by- laws, added to the company's charter in 1763, 1769, 1781, and 1787. The main text explains the company's means for insuring their subscribers against loss from fire, setting forth in great detail their policies and operating methods. Not in Evans, Bristol, or Shipton and Mooney. NAIP locates only two copies, at the American Antiquarian Society and the Library of Congress. An important and rare document in the early development of the American insurance industry. NAIP w037889. MILLER 542 (ref).

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        Poems Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect

      London, Edinburgh: Strahan; T Cadell; W Creech. VG : in very good condition. Rebound in tooled gilt modern leather binding. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown. Previous owner's inscription to upper edge of fep. Portrait frontis cut down and plate laid on blank leaf facing title page. Marbled endpapers. Aeg. 1787. Third Edition. Green hardback leather cover. 220mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). 372pp. .

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        Oekonomisk-physisk Beskrivelse over Schagens Kiøbstæd og Sogn. Forfattet, i Følge Kongelig Ordre.

      Kjøbenhavn, 1787. XVI + 434 sider pp. med alle de 6 tavler, lettere brunplettet. Indbundet original marmoreret karton. Forperm pålimet, ryg slidt. Første udgave.. 15041015

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        The Ladies Friend; and Family Physical Library. The midwifery in this edition is by question and answer. With thirteen curious engravings of the natural and unnatural position of the infant as it lies in the Womb. With a true Description and Cure of every Disease incident to married and single Women, as well as those of young Children. Though this Book is wrote in so familiar and plain a Manner to every one&apos;s Understanding, yet the young Physician, Surgeon, Apothecary, Anatomist, Midwife, and Chemist, by paying Attention may at least refresh their Memories, if not gain Instruction. This Work contains at least three Times more than any former Edition. The additions are, A Compendium of Anatomy, by Question and Answer. A Formulae for the

      London: Printed for the Author 1787 - Fifth edition, viii, 480, [4]pp., one folding plate of thirteen curious engravings of the natural and unnatural posture of the infant as it lies in the womb, bookplate to front paste-down, cont. marbled boards, calf reback, gilt. Wellcome III, p. 65; no copies of the first and second edition are recorded by ESTC; all editions are rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Riforma degl'Istituti Pii della Città di Modena.

      Per gli Eredi di Bartolomeo Soliani Stampatori Ducali. (1787)., In Modena. - In-8°, leg. coeva in cartonato alla rustica con tit. calligrafici al dorso, ora illeggibili, pp. VII(1)-221(1). Vecchia firma d'appartenenza e piccola mancanza al margine superiore del frontespizio; fioriture sparse, ed un aloncino al margine superiore delle pagine in numeri romani, e a quello inferiore delle pp. da 37 a 50. Dall'Enciclopedia Italiana Treccani: Ludovico Ricci, uomo politico e scrittore di economia; membro del direttorio della Repubblica Cispadana e, dopo la fusione con la Cisalpina, ministro delle Finanze, fu nominato da Napoleone commissario generale delle tasse (1798). La sua 'Riforma degli istituti pii della città di Modena' (1787), ricca di notizie, ha importanza anche dal punto di vista teorico specie per le considerazioni sul problema della popolazione.

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        Instituts politiques et militaires de Tamerlan, proprement appellé Timour. Ecrits par lui-même en Mogol, & traduits en francois, sur la version persane d'Abou-Taleb-al Hosseini, avec la vie de ce conquérant, d'après les meilleurs auteurs orientaux; des notes & des tables historique, géographique, &c. Paris, chezx Née, Lottin & Didot, 1787.

      1787 1787 - Pp. (iv), 122; (ii), 402. With engraved frontispiece and one engraved plate (with 3 figures). Uncut copy in original wrappers, chipped. First French edition translated from the Persian version. Originally written in the Mogul language by Timur Bec (ca 1336-1405), the great conqueror, also known by the name of Tamerlain the Great. Langlès, a renowned orientalist was professor at Ecole des Langues Orientales Vivantes. Atabey 662. Lowndes 2686 (Engl. ed. 1783). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Etching] The Birmingham Moses [Lord George Gordon]

      Pubd. for the Proprietor as the Act directs by W. Dickie, No. 195, Strand, London, England 1787 - In acid free Mylar envelope. Rubens 1511 (134). Probably the earliest illustration of Gordon as a Jew. He is shown bearded, with hat and long coat, reading from the Mosic Law, being seized by two dogs, on of which has on its collar: Bow Street. Behind is a weathercock, indicating his change of faith. Transactions VII page 267, Number 21. Reproduced there.

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        Etching] Lord G. Gordon. Drawn from the Life in the Kings Bench Prison

      I. Wallis, Number 16 Ludgate Hill, London, England 1787 - Ultra rare. In acid free Mylar envelope. Rubens 1512 (135). W.L. left profile; hat, beard, long coat; can in left hand. Lord G. Gordon. Drawn from the life oin the Kings Bench Prison. Published Decr. 18th 1787 by I. Wallis, No. 16 Ludgate Hill. Not recorded in Transactions VII. P. Rubens only source for this entry is the copy in the collection of Professor Cecil Roth.

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        Chess

      G G J & J Robinson and T & J Egerton, London 1787 - 2 volume in one. ii+194 pages with plate, index and errata. xvi+272 pages with plates, index and errata. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 3/4") bound in half leather with brown spine label in gilt and marbled boards. (Whyld and Ravillous: 1787:7; Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:4543) First edition. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) writing an essay called The Morals of Chess first appeared in the American publication Columbian Magazine or Monthly Miscellany in December 1786 (volume 1, No. 4, pages 159-161). It first appearance in book form by Richard Twiss in Chess pages 141-148. As well as Franklin's Morals it includes a complication of all the anecdotes and quotations that could be found relative to the game of chess with an account of all the chess-books which could be procured. According to George Walker, the major part was written by Frances Douce, the antiquarian and Keeper of Manuscripts at the British Museum, a view which finds confirmation in a comment by W J Thomas, who knew Douce well, that he was a large contributor to the work. Condition: Previous owner's stamp and name to title page volume one, some occasional foxing else a very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Life of the Rev. Dr. Jonathan Swift, Dean of St.Patrick's, Dublin. [With an Appendix: Anecdotes of the Family of Swift. A Fragment, written by Dr. Swift]

      London: Printed for J.F. and C. Rivington, and others. The Second Edition.. Very good overall condition with only minor signs of external wear. This seems to be a large paper edition. Extremely rare !. The Second Edition. London, Printed for J.F. and C. Rivington, and others, 1787. 14.5 cm x 21,5 cm. Pagination: Portraitfrontispiece of Thomas Sheridan, III, (2), Portrait - Engraving of Jonathan Swift, (14), 488 pages. Hardcover. Original 18th century calf with richly gilted ornamenting on spine and boards and with the original spinelabel intact. The hinges a little weak but holding. All edges gilt with original, beautifully marbled endpapers well preserved. Interior wonderfully preserved and clean. Two previous, contemporary ownernames in ink (J.Turner, 1806 and M.Peele, 1787). Very good overall condition with only minor signs of external wear. This seems to be a large paper edition. Extremely rare ! Thomas Sheridan (1687 ?- 10 October 1738) was an Anglican divine, essayist, playwright, poet, schoolmaster and translator. He is chiefly remembered for his friendship with Jonathan Swift. He was born in Cavan, Ireland, the son of James Sheridan, and grandson of the Reverend Dennis Sheridan. Two of his uncles were William Sheridan, Bishop of Kilmore and Ardagh and Patrick Sheridan, Bishop of Cloyne. After graduating from Trinity College, Dublin, he married Elizabeth MacFadden and the couple first lived in Dublin in King James's Mint. He inherited from his father-in-law a substantial property at Quilca in County Cavan. He ran a school in Capel Street, Dublin in the 1720s whose pupils included children of many prominent families such as Anthony Foster, the future Chief Baron of the Irish Exchequer. He was father of Thomas Sheridan, a celebrated actor and elocutionist who was the father of Richard Brinsley Sheridan; he had two other sons and one daughter. In 1725 he was appointed a royal chaplain, but preached a sermon which was considered by some to be politically suspect, and his appointment was cancelled. In compensation he was given a living at Drumlane in Cavan and in 1735 became headmaster of the Cavan Royal School where he remained for three years. Other appointments he is reputed to have applied for were the position of Dean of Kilmore and the position of headmaster of the Royal School in Armagh, but neither were successful. He was friends with Jonathan Swift, and had a room permanently reserved for him in the Deanery; he was his principal collaborator and wrote his biography. Swift often stayed at Sheridan's country house and wrote part of Gulliver's Travels there. On the much debated question of whether Swift was secretly married to Esther Johnson ("Stella") Sheridan was a strong if not conclusive witness that the marriage did take place; according to friends his source was Stella herself. Like so many of Swift's friends, he was ultimately fated to quarrel with him irrevocably: apart from Swift's increasing eccentricity, perhaps insanity, the cause of the quarrel is obscure. Sheridan collapsed and died suddenly while having dinner at a friend's house in Rathfarnham, County Dublin. Swift before their final quarrel called him the best scholar in Ireland; Sir Walter Scott in his Life of Swift calls him "good- natured and light- hearted." (Wikipedia)

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        VOYAGE PAR L'ITALIE, EN ÉGYPTE AU MONT-LIBAN ET EN PALESTINE OU TERRE SAINTE.

      Imp. Jean-Charles Desaint. Chez Boudet. París, 1787 - . 17 cm (12º). 2 tomos. (I) VIII-301 pág., 1 h. (sign. [ ]4, A-N12). (II) 167 pág. [i. e. 367]. (sign. [ ]2, A-P12, Q4). Ilustr. con 12 lám. grabadas al buril que reproducen personajes. Frisos y capitulares xilográficas. Dos tomos enc. en un vol. en piel, tejuelo, cortes jaspeados, cajo rozado. * Edición original de esta interesante relación que incluye 12 bellas láminas grabadas al buril. El abad de Binos (1730-1804) era canónigo de la catedral de Comminges. En estas páginas nos guía, entre otros, por el interior de la Gran Pirámide de Gizeh y junto a él descubrimos una extraña "habitación secreta", después otra "de dieciocho pies de longitud", "una especie de sepulcro" y la "sala destinada a servir de sepultura". El ejemplar citado por la Biblioteca Nacional de Francia (BNF 33986444) menciona sólo 10 láminas. viajes, egipto, sinaí, palestina, tierra santa Itàlia, Malta Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 francés

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        Landschaft mit großem Felsen, rechts drei Figuren.

      - Feder in Grau, braun laviert, mit einzelner brauner Federlinie umrandet, auf Velin, links unten signiert &#132;LeGros". 13,7:19,7 cm. Provenienz: Sammlung Anton Schmid, Wien, nicht bei Lugt. Le Gros war als Radierer, Lithograph, Schriftsteller und Dichter tätig. Er bereiste als Sekretär des Prinzen von Ligne Deutschland, Italien, die Schweiz und Rußland (1787), lebte in Wien, wo er Mitarbeiter an A. Bartsch&#146;s &#132;Peintre-graveur" war. Er radierte nach eigenen Vorlagen Bildnisse, Genreszenen und Landschaften. Unter dem Titel Suite de 12 petits Sujets de paisages inventés et gravés etc. par S. Le Gros , 1796 . Die oben beschriebene Zeichnung dürfte aus der Wiener Zeit stammen, sie erinnert an Arbeiten von A. Chr. Dies (1755 - 1822), J. W. Mechau (1745 - 1808) oder J. Ph. Veith (1768 - 1837).

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        An Essay on The Right of Angling in The River Thames, And in All Other Public Navigable Rivers. In Which The Public Right to Angle in All Such Rivers, is Stated and Proved

      Reading Printed by Smart and Cowslade [1787]. G : in Good condition Rebound with new eps and retaining original boards. Some minor cover fading. Ownership inscription and note in ink on title page, and also in margin on page 60. Uncut. Damp-stains to upper margins. Ex.- Nottingham Public Library First Edition Modern half Morocco 240mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). 61pp.

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        DESCRIPCION DE DIFERENTES PIEZAS DE HISTORIA NATURAL. LAS MAS DEL RAMO MARITIMO, REPRESENTADAS EN SETENTA Y CINCO LAMINAS.

      Havana. 1787. - [2],4,195,[5]pp. plus seventy-five copper plate engravings (two folding, one [plate 49] in facsimile). Small quarto. Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt, leather label. Light wear to extremities, boards slightly scuffed. Minor foxing and soiling. Very good. A most important book of Caribbean natural history and an outstanding example of Cuban book printing. In addition to being the first scientific work published in Cuba, Parra's book stands as the first example of Cuban printing illustrated with copper plates, and Trelles goes so far as to call it the first book of any importance published in Cuba. As an example of Caribbean book printing, it is hard to imagine a book of greater interest. The work's status as an early Havana imprint alone makes it important, but the original scientific content combined with the exquisitely detailed engravings make it nothing short of extraordinary. The plates, drawn and engraved by the author's son, Manuel, illustrate all manner of crabs, fish, sponges, corals, etc., discovered by Parra along the Cuban shoreline. Each species is illustrated in conjunction with a physical description. Concerning the lobster, Parra writes: "The meat is edible and most scrumptious with oil and vinegar." The first two folding plates depict elaborate specimen cabinets containing crustaceans and netted fish. The last three plates illustrate an unfortunate black man afflicted with hydrocele. Parra was born in Tavira, Portugal and arrived in Havana in 1766 on commission by the Spanish government to collect specimens for the museum of natural history in Madrid. In addition to the present work, he produced a descriptive catalogue of the fish and crustaceans native to the island, which is also excessively rare. The collation recorded by the NUC, which locates seven copies, is wrong, as is that in Sabin. A magnificent example of early Caribbean book production. Rare. SABIN 58835. PALAU 213307. NISSEN ZBI 3094. TRELLES, BIBLIOGRAFIA CUBANA, pp.149-50. MEDINA (HAVANA) 90. APPLETON'S CYCLOPÆDIA IV, p.658. LeCLERC 1354,1355.

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        LA LIRE MACONNE, OU RECUEIL DE CHANSONS DES FRANCS-MACONS. Avec Les Airs Note's, Mis Sur La Bonne Clef Tant Pour Le Chant Que Pour Le Violon & La Flute.

      The Hague: Van Laak, 1787 - (24), XVI, 536pp. 3rd edition of the Nouvelle edition, revue et corrigee, adding 53 songs to the original text of 1763 [see p. *7]. As usual BOUND WITH: REGLE MACONNIQUE, Seconde Edition, La Haye, I. van Cleef, 5797. 24p. Contemporary marbled calf, both sides gilt border and large central gilt triangle, enclosing the masonic symbols. On the upper board with the text: de rijzende zon and on the lower board Js. Crabbee junr. Spine richly gilt with raised bands and morocco letterpiece, each compartment with gilt masonic symbols, all edges gilt and gauffered. Marbled contemporary end papers. Faint waterstaining of the lower part of the pp. ending at B2 [p. 27]. Title in red & black, engraved vignette signed 'frere Boily', woodcut head-and tail-pieces, numerous pages of printed music, printer's ornaments throughout. A rare Dutch Masonic volume, here as prepared for the members of the Amsterdam lodge. Some 265 songs in French and in Dutch, the majority with words written by the above authors; directions for accompanying music frequently suggest that of a popular air or dance, however also many musical scores are included. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mineralogische Tabellen nach Kirwans Mineralogie entworfen, nebst einem Anhange von Versteinerungen

      Halle, Hemmerde 1787.. Mit Titelvign. in Holzschnitt. 4 Bll., 34 S. Pappband d. Zt. Folio. 33,3 x 21 cm. Poggendorff I, 1447; Freilich 354; Schuh 2: "Rare. In order to arrange his own extensive mineralogical cabinet, Leysser developed this series of mineralogical tables based upon Richard Kirwan`s Elements of Mineralogy (1st ed., London, 1784). On pages 25-34 a classification plan for fossils is presented.". - Der einfache Einband berieben und etwas fleckig. Titel mit handschriftl. Namenseintrag und etwas braunfleckig, sonst gleichmäßig leicht gebräunt.

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        HISTOIRE DES TROUBLES DE L'AMERIQUE ANGLAISE, ECRITE SUR LES MEMOIRES LES PLUS AUTHENTIQUES

      Paris. 1787.. Four volumes. [8],379,[3]-6; [4],365; [4],420; [4],272,43pp. (with many misnumberings) plus three folding maps (two partially handcolored). Half titles. Contemporary calf, spines gilt, gilt borders to boards. Minor edge wear, spine ends of volume four slightly chipped. Armorial bookplate on each front pastedown, minor insect damage to hinges, light scattered foxing, two of the maps with short tears near the mounting stub. Overall, in very good condition. Second, enlarged, and best edition. "In its completed form the best French history of this war; Rochambeau aided in its preparation" - Howes. An excellent work covering the history from 1768 through 1783 and the signing of the treaty at Paris. The large map is a handsome rendering of the eastern and southern United States north through a good portion of Canada. On the "Plan d'York en Virginie, avec les attaques et les Campemens de l'Armee combinee de France et d'Amerique," a number of those locations are colored by hand, as is the case with the map of Long Island, and Delaware and Chesapeake bays (both are on blue paper). SABIN 87290. HOWES S770. GEPHART 1031.

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