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        Four Sermons Preached at the Meeting-House in New-Court, Carey-Street: Two upon Psalm LI.11; and two upon Matt. XV.25.

      n. pl. Printed in the year 1787 - lightly toned and dustsoiled, first two leaves slightly shorter at head, pp. iv, 80, 8vo, modern marbled boards, good Richard Winter (d. 1799) was for many years minister of the dissenting Meeting House in New-Court, Carey Street after Thomas Bradbury. He published a number of sermons on various subjects, but this straightforward collection is entirely unrecorded in ESTC and Worldcat. (Not in ESTC or Worldcat)

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        Le Coran, traduit de l'Arabe, accompagné de notes, et précédé d'un abrégé de la vie de Mahomet, tiré des Ecrivains Orientaux les plus estimés. Par M.Savary.

      1787 - Livre ancien Tome 1: XVIp (titre et préface), 230p "Abrégé de la vie de Mahomet", 269p. Tome 2 : 4p ( titre et table), 464p. HRL. Édition originale en 2 volumes de la traduction du Coran par Claude Savary. La plus importante et la plus fidèle qui n'ait jamais été permis de consulter en occident. Claude Savary s'appliquant à rendre dans un style alerte et intéressant les préceptes de Mahomet, permet pour la première fois aux occidentaux de se pénétrer des principes de la religion mahométane. Bel exemplaire en reliure d'époque. Condition : 2 volumes in-8, en plein veau tacheté, reliure d'époque, dos plat orné de fleurons, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, pièce de tomaison en maroquin vert, dentelle en encadrement des plats, quelques mouillures, filet d'or sur les coupes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Short Review of the Political State of Great-Britain

      London: J. Debrett, 1787. Octavo; a little light spotting but a very nice copy in old half roan. An ironic (and sometimes biting) commentary on the political state of Britain by Sir Nathaniel Wraxall, including a savage attack on Lord Sydney and the First Fleet set for Botany Bay. Wraxall was a contemporary of Townshend in parliament, and the two men locked horns on a number of issues including the contentious scheme for a penal colony in New South Wales. This edition, the seventh "with additions", as well as the sixth edition of the same year, are the only two versions to contain the long passage on pages 77-83, which is in fact one of the earliest printed references to transportation to Botany Bay. Overall, Wraxall is scathing in his opinion of sending felons to the 'extreme verge of Nature' and likens the scheme to the fabled land of Lilliput by Swift. Lord Sydney comes under heavy fire; indeed Wraxall condemns him as downright incompetent in handling the most basic issues. Regarding the departure of the First Fleet, he writes 'was it not permitted to consult either reason, or naval experience, or humanity, in the time, chosen for their embarkation? Must the month of February be selected from the twelve, for the season of their departure? Does Lord Sydney recollect the fatal issue of Anson's, and of Pizarro's squadrons…If Lord Anson's experience and admonitions were insufficient: if Cook's more recent information were vain, even Robinson Crusoe would have taught him better.' Sydney's reputation as an able politician who became an insipid peer derives, to some extent, from the pithy appraisal that Wraxall included in his memoirs - that 'Tommy Townshend displayed very considerable talents. Lord Sydney, when removed to the Upper House of Parliament, seemed to have sunk into an ordinary man'. 'What can be said is that Sydney was perhaps mistaken in accepting a peerage and thus losing much of the influence that came from being a Commons man. He had been appointed by Rockingham - and retained by Shelburne and Pitt - for his debating skills, which were notable. His administrative skills, once in high office, were not so readily apparent…' (DNB).

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        L'an deux mille quatre cent quarante. Réve s'il en fut jamais; suivi de l'Homme de fer, songe.

      s.n.,, Senza luogo, 1787 - Tre volumi di cm. 19,5, pp. (4) viii- 251 (3); (4) 241 (3); (4) 203 (3). Con tre belle tavole all'antiporta di ciascun volume incise in rame. Solida legatura d'inizio '800 in mezza pelle con piccole punte, dorsi lisci con filetti in oro e titoli su tasselli. Esemplare marginoso e genuino, ben conservato. Pregevole edizione che comporta delle note e dei nuovi capitoli inediti e che si distingue dalla selva di contraffazione pubblicate dopo l'originale del 1770 contro cui si scaglia l'autore nella prefazione. Celebre testo di utopia e fantapolitica, uno dei primi del genere. Celebrato dalle maggiori bibliografie. Riportiamo un commento anonimo manoscritto all'opera che ci è capitato di trovare in un altro esemplare: ".L'an 2440, série d'utopies que revait l'imagination de Mercier en éducation, en morale et en politique. On reconnait de la verve dans cet ouvrage, mais on le traita de folie; cependant la Révolution vint bientot réalizer plusieurs des prophéties de l'auteur". [Attributes: Hard 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.

      John Stockdale, London 1787 - Octavo, with two folding handcoloured maps; a very good copy aside from a little preliminary foxing and offsetting of the maps, bound in contemporary marbled boards (rebacked retaining original crimson label) from the Westport House library with Browne family armorial bookplate. First Fleet sails for New South Wales. 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 first of two maps depicts the continent with an inset of Botany Bay, while the second shows the 'Passage from England to Botany Bay in New Holland 1787', showing clearly the anticipated route of the First Fleet. This is the second edition, following closely the first edition published the same year. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An American Selection of Lessons in Reading and Speaking, Third Edition

      Young and McCulloch, Philadelphia 1787 - 1787, third edition, greatly enlarged. 372 pp. Hardcover, 12mo., full old calf. Contemporary ownership signatures and noting on endpapers; light fox to contents. Title page missing a small chunk of its right side, some of the title and copyright on the verso are missing. Clean, sound binding. RARE. No copies currently for sale online, an a Fair copy of the 1785 edition recently sold at auction from $1200. Digital images available upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Soirée de Paphos ou les Plaisirs de la Table

      A Paris, chez Desnos s.d. [1787] - In-16, plein maroquin rouge, dos lisse orné et doré, pièce de titre en basane noire, tranches dorées, triple filet doré autour des plats, roulette intérieure, passant pour stylet orné de la même roulette (reliure de l'époque), 96 pp. + 48 pp. + 6 ff. (comportant un calendrier daté 1787) Ouvrage illustré d'un frontispice et de 12 gravures, non signés Vicaire 795 ; "jolies gravures non signées", Cohen 71 ; "bel almanach chantant", Oberlé 379 "Chansonnier françois. Élite de chansons, romances, vaudevilles, etc. des auteurs les plus distinguées dans ce genre, savoir : Dorat, Vadé, Moncrif, Lattaignant, Danchet, Grécourt, Gallet, Taconnet, etc. & MM. Damas, Collé, le D. de N***, de ***, Thiriot, Costard, de Saint-Ange, Knapen fils, etc." Le dernier tiers du livre est intitulé " Secrétaire des Dames et des Messieurs, [.] composé d'un papier nouveau, sur lequel on peut, à l'aide d'un stylet de minéral sans fin, adapté au livre, écrire aussi distinctement qu'avec la plume. On peut le laver jusqu'à quinze à vingt fois de suite, par le moyen facile d'une légère éponge mouillée, et y tracer de nouveaux caractères." Ex-libris JEAN-PAUL LACOMBE. Ex-libris manuscrit ancien. Annotations éparses au crayon et à l'encre dans la dernière partie, d'ailleurs prévue à cet effet

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        Summa S. Thomae Hodiernis Academiarum Moribus Accomodata Sive Cursus Theologiae Part Iii: Pars Tertia Complectens Tractatus De Incarnatione

      1787-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Paper covered vellum. Some dampstaining to inner bottom corner about two inches up, faint. Ex library copy with some of the usual markings. Paper peeling on vellum, not too severe. Minimal foxing. \r\n\r\n728pp. Over 16" tall. Fine paper. \r\n\r\nPart III: PARS TERTIA COMPLECTENS TRACTATUS DE INCARNATIONE

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        Oeuvres badines [12 Volumes]

      Visse 1787 - Amsterdam and Paris, 1787. 12 volumes. 8vo, 3/4 brown leather, spine gilt in six compartments. Half-titles, 1 engraved portrait by Delauney jeune after Cochin, 26 engraved plates, head and tail pieces. A near fine set with some scattered rubbing and foxing and a few margins stained. He encouraged artists whose reputations were still in the making, and befriended the connoisseur and collector of prints and drawings Pierre-Jean Mariette when Mariette was only twenty-two, but his patronage was somewhat capricious. Diderot expressed this fact in an epigram in his Salon of 1765: "La mort nous a délivré du plus cruel des amateurs."[1] 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 ?uvres badines completes. A lovely complete set, finely bound. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Grefve Grasses siö-batailler, och krigs operationerne uti Vest-Indien, ifrån början af år 1781 til krigets slut; med dertil hörande historiske anmärkningar: författade af en amiralitets officerare, under des campagner på kongl. franska flottan.

      1787 - Stockholm, J. C. Holmberg, 1787. 8:o. 107,(6) pp. & 8 folded engraved plates. Contemporary half calf with gilt spine, title label and yellow edges. The name of the author written with pencil on front flyleaf and titlepage. Old note and signature on end flyleaf. Inkstains on title page and in the outer corner of pp. 15-16. Some soiling in the outer margin on pp. 65-70 and 82-83. "Count Grasse's battles at sea and the operations in the West-Indies, from the beginning of 1781 until the end of the war." Carl Gustaf Tornqvist was a Swedish naval officer who served in the French navy during the American struggle for independence. The French expedition, which was lead by François de Grasse, played an important role in the battle of Yorktown, where the British and the American-French armies were gathered in the end of 1781. After a joint attack by Washington, Rochambeau, Lafayette and from Grasse's fleet, the British commander Charles Cornwallis was forced to surrender. A French translation was published in 1936 and an English in 1942. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SUMMA S THOMAE

      - Summa S. Thomae. Hodiernis academiarum moribus accommodata, sive cursus theologiae. Juxta mentem & in quantum licuit, juxta ordinem & litteram D. Thomae in sua Summa, insertis pro re nata Digressionibus in Historiam Ecclesiasticam, ad usum Scholarum Thomisticarum.- Venetiis, Typis Petri Savioni, MDCCLXXXVII (1787); 3 tomos en folio mayor (39 x 23,5 cm) pergamino, 1º Prima pars de deo uno, trino et Angelis., portada a dos tintas, 325 pp. Sigue con portada propia, Secundae partis pars prima de ultimo fine et actibus humanis, 336 pp. 2º, Secunda secundae Complectens tractatus de fide, et regulis fidei, de spe, et charitate, 648 pp. 3º, Pars tertia. Complectens tractatus de incarnatione, 728 pp.

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        Summa sancti Thomae Hodiernis academiarum moribus accommodata - Vol. I- II- III, Venetiis, Typis Petri Savioni, 1787

      - 23 x 37,5, ril. coeva mz. pelle con titoli in oro e piatti cartonati, interno buono e testo latino su due colonne. Bella marca tipografica. Volume primo PRIMA PARS DE DEO UNO, TRINO, ET ANGELIS pp. 320, Sive CURSUS THEOLOGIAE - pp. 336 . Volume secondo SECUNDA COMPLECTNES TRACTATUS DE FIDE, ET REGULIS FIDEI, DE SPE, ET CHARITATE- pp. 648 Volume terzo ed ultimo PARS TERTIA COMPLECTENS TRACTATUS DE INCARNATIONE- pp.728

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        TRAVELS THROUGH SYRIA AND EGYPT, in the Years 1783, 1784, and 1785

      C. G. J. and J. Robinson, London 1787 - 8vo, Translated from the original French. Pagination: volume I, pp. viii, 418; volume II, pp. iv, 500, index, errata page. Constantin Francois Chasseboeuf, the Comte de Volney (1757-1820) was the son of a prosperous lawyer who, through the good fortune of the receipt of an inheritance in 1781, was able to set out on an ambitious tour of Syria and Egypt. After a year spent in preparations, he departed France with a knapsack on his back, a rifle on his shoulder, and 6,000 livres sewn into a money belt. He then spent the next four years steeping himself in the culture and history of the regions through which he passed. The results of this trip were published in 1787 as "Voyage en Egypt et en Syrie" (our offering being the first English edition of that title). Volney was elected to the Estates General of France in 1789. In 1791 he published his other famous work, "Les Ruines, or Meditation sur les Revolutions des Empires", which was translated into English and published the following year (1702). In his lifetime, and during the first half of the 19th century, Volney's reputation as a "free thinker" was at its peak, although it is now overshadowed by that of Chateuabriand, Voltaire and Thomas Paine. Our offering contains the folding map of Syria (partially repaired) in volume I and three folding plates in volume II; all engraved on copper. The present state of the binding is very rough, although the boards are present (and barely attached), and there is occasional foxing to the contents. Small loss to bottom corner of pp. 187/188. Altogether, this set is an excellent candidate for restoration of the binding, and has been priced accordingly. Complete 2 volume set bound in half leather over marbled boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Entdeckungen über die Theorie des Klanges

      Weidmanns Erben und Reich, Leipzig 1787 - 8vo. (212x176 mm). [4], 77, [1] pp.; 11 fold. engr. plates. Contemporary quarter calf with raised bands; rebacked, text foxed and browned, upper inner hinge strenghtened, plates slightly foxed, bookplate to inner front board, pencil annotations on first flyleaf. ---- PMM, 233a; Dibner Heralds of Science 150; Norman 480; Sparrow Milestones of Science 39; DSB III, 258ff - Scarce First edition of this important work which established acoustics as a science. Chladni was the first to work out the quantitative relationships governing the transmission of sound and its velocity in different media. The vibrations of strings had been studied in the seventeenth century but not the vibrations of plates. Chladni devised a method of making the vibrations visible by spreading sand on the plate and running a violin bow across the edge. The study of 'Chladni figures', as they are now known, using plates of different sizes, shapes and materials and clamped in different places enabled Chladni to develop the principles of acoustics and advance the understanding of wave forms in general. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DELL'UTILITA' CHE SI PUO' RITRARRE dalle cose operate dai Veneziani. Libri XIV del Cardinale Vescovo di Verona tradotti dal latino ed illustrati da Monsignor Niccolò Antonio Giustiniani vescovo di Padova.

      Seminario,, Padova, 1787 - in-4 gr., pp. XVI, 421, leg. c. rust. coeva con tit. ms. al d. Ed.orig. Esempl. a fogli chiusi. Cicogna 598 "ottimo libro di belle annotazioni fornito. L' originale altino non fu mai pubblicato. Osservò sia il Foscarini che la storia del Valerio si aggira sopra massime di civile prudenza ridotte a pratica dimostrazione con esempli tolti dagli annali migliori, in che l'autore procede con metodo cronologico". [385]

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        Carte Generale des Etats de Virginie, Maryland, Delaware, Pensilvanie, Nouveau-Jersey, New-York, Connecticut et Isle de Rhodes. Ainsi que des Lacs Erie, Ontario, et Champlain. D\'Apres la Carte Ameriquaine de Louis Evans

      Tardieu, Paris 1787 - \"This map was published in Michel de Crevecoeur\'s Lettres D\'un Cultivateur Ameriquain, Cuchet, Paris 1787, which was a later French edition of the essays first published under the title Letters from an American Farmer (and under the pen name J. Hector St. John) in London 1782. The map includes southern Canada, the northeast south to Virginia and west to Ohio with an inset of Lake Michigan and the upper Mississippi titled ESQUIS SE DURESTE DE LA RIVIERE DE L\' OHIO. Only the Pennsylvania region is shown here in east and west images. Cte (county) de la Fayette in western Pennsylvania is cited which would date the map after 1783; Bedford and Washington counties are also named but no others. This French map is based upon the famous Lewis Evans map of 1755 published by Jeffreys, and retains many inscriptions in English. Delaware is named but no boundary is shown between it and Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia meridian is used and the Pennsylvania - New York line is correctly shown near the 42nd parallel. Listed on page 866 of Phillips. Blank verso. Scale:1\"=35 miles. Size 19 x 26 inches.\"http://www.mapsofpa.com/antiquemaps28.htm, Size : 498x665 (mm), 19.625x26.125 (Inches), Hand Colored Right hand margin is extended, and there is one small tear 1/2\" into the plate on the right hand side, that was repaired (tear partially due to the attachment from the book it comes from). Folding Map.

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        Mémoire sur la nutrition

      - Montpellier, Jean Martel aîné, 1787. In-8, XII-211-(5)-VIII-155-(1)-118-(2) p., reliure demi vélin de réemploi à coins, dos muet, tranches mouchetées. Complet des trois parties et du feuillet d'errata. Rare, inconnu à Vicaire. Bel exemplaire. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. Langue : Français

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        Memoire Sur La Nutrition [-Second Memoire Sur La Nutrition. Supplement Au Memoire Francois Sur La Nutrition]

      Chez Jean Martel Aine, Imprimeur Ordinaire. 1787-9, Montpelier - Two volumes. xii, 211, [5]. viii, 155, [1], 118pp, [2]. Uniformly bound in contemporary speckled calf backed boards, spines richly gilt, with contrasting morocco lettering-pieces. A fine set, but for a handful of minute wormholes, with volumes numbers incorrectly transposed. Internally imacculate, but for very occasional marginal paper flaws. Jean Charles Marguerite Guillaume de Grimaud (1750-89), Professor of Medicine at Montpellier. Composed in response to a prize question posed by the St. Petersburg Imperial Academy of Sciences, Memoire Sur La Nutrition examines in some detail the effects of nutrition on the human body, whilst the Second Memoire completes the work by surveying the literature and development of the subject. Avowedly Vitalist, the work is framed by the concept that the human physiology is divided into 'exterior' and 'interior' functions. The former, such as the movement of muscles, was governed by mechanical laws as were objects in the physical world, the latter, in which category is included digestion, is described as more visceral and metaphysical in nature. Wellcome III, p.167. Size: 8vo in 4s [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Diodors von Sicilien Bibliothek der Geschichte. Übersetzt v. Friedrich Andreas Stroth. Band 1-4 u. 6 (von 6).

      Hermann, Frankfurt 1782-1787. - Hldr. der Zeit mit Rückenschild. Stärker beschabt, Ecken u. Kanten etw. bestoßen. Bd. 3 u. 4 am Kapital eingerissen. Rückenschildchen teils abgeplatzt. Durchgehend etw. gebräunt. Kleiner gelöschter Stempel a. d. Titelblättern. Wenige Bleistiftanstreich. Bd. 1-4 übers. v. Stroth, bedeutender Pädagoge u. Altphilologe, (u.a. Livius-Übersetzung), der 1785 starb. Bd. 5 (fehlt hier) u. Bd. 6 übers. v. J.F.S. Kaltwasser. - Trotz der Mängel gutes, dekoratives Exemplar. Selten.

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        A Practical and Explanatory Commentary on the Holy Bible: Taking the whole in one point of view, from the creation to the end of the world.

      Printed for R. Faulder 1787 - errata leaf discarded(?), ownership inscription of William Banger to title, some staining and browning, small wormhole in margin of last 3 leaves, pp. [ii], 266, 4to, modern quarter calf with marbled boards, good An unusually scarce biblical commentary: ESTC lists just the British Library and the Founders Library at Lampeter holding copies, while Worldcat adds two Scottish locations (Edinburgh & National Library) and three American (Kings College CA, Iliff, and Duke). One listing gives a pagination omitting the title but including an errata leaf at the end; the others include the title but omit the errata.The author (whose forename appears to be unknown) seeks to elucidate how the Scriptures foretell the coming of Christ, so that the whole Bible demonstrates a unity of design. The English Review concluded that ‘the piety and good intentions of the author are abundantly conspicuous’, but the Critical Review found it lacking in ‘critical accuracy’; one of Yonge’s more outlandish claims is that after the Tower of Babel God divided the earth, and ‘the inhabitants the one from the other. This clears up the difficulty of the first peopling of America, that part of land that was torn off from the main land’ (p. 17). (ESTC T123449)

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        Die Engländer in Indien. Nach Orme

      Leipzig, Dyck 1787 -1788. 20 cm. Band 1-3 (= alles Erschienene). (6), 456; 416; (6), 258 Seiten mit 1 ausfaltbaren Kupferstichkarte (33,5 : 32, 5 cm). Festeinband, Pappband der Zeit - Goed. VI, 280, 3 - Goedeke gibt für Band 1 das Erscheinungsjahr 1786 an. - Bis zum Jahr 1761. Der in der Vorrede von Band 3 angekündigte Band 4 ist nicht erschienen, das Werke von Munro "Geschichte des Kriegs in Ostindien ..." wird stattdessen glegentlich dazugestellt, gehört aber nicht dahin. - Seite 2/3 in Band 1 restauriert. -

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        Account of the Russian Discoveries Between Asia and America. To Which Are Added, the Conquest of Siberia and the History of the Transactions and Commerce Between Russia and China

      London: J. Nichol for T. Cadell 1787, 3rd edition Revised and corrected. () xxvii,454pp. Very good. Octavo in full leather rebacked with four folding maps, and folding plate. Bookplates on front free endpapers. Howes C-834; Ricks P.73; Tourville 1106. This is the third edition, and the first to contain the supplement "A Comparative View of the Russian Discoveries with those made by Captains Cook and Clerke..."..

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        Observations on the Structure and Oeconomy of Whales.

      London: Locker Davis and Peter Elmsly, printers to the Royal Society, . First edition 1787 - Pp. 371-450, 8 folding engraved plates by James Basire after William Bell. Later quarter charcoal gray calf leather, spine with five raised bands, red morocco title label in one compartment lettered in gilt, over marbled boards. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, volume 77 for 1787. An early comparative anatomy of the cetaceans. Light foxing to the rear (blank) side and to the outer margins of a few plates, the text is very bright and clean except for light tanning to some pages, the binding is clean and unworn; an attractive copy in near fine condition.

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        "Apotheosis of Handel. The Portrait from an original picture of Hudsons in the possession of Dr. Arnold. Published the 20th of May 1787, being the Anniversary of the Commemoration of Handel." Engraved by James Heath (1757- 1834) after Biagio Rebecca (1735-1808)

      . The composer is depicted full length with a sheet of music manuscript in one hand and a quill pen in the other, flanked by angels, each holding a horn. 390 x 278 mm. Slightly foxed and darkened; small area of paper loss to lower left edge and corner; trimmed to just within plate mark..

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED. Addressed to Sir George Yonge, Secretary of War. Reporting on Conduct Unbecoming of an Officer.

      Great George Street, Westminster: 2 February 1787. - 8vo. 3pp + docket. A few folds. A bit dust soiled. Fine. Murray reports to Yonge on the undesirable behavior and conduct of an officer, outlining his history of repeated absences. In closing, he asks whether the officer should be allowed to continue in the service. (Enclosures, mentioned in the letter, are not present.) General James Murray (1721-94) was a career soldier who saw considerable active service during his lifetime. Murray joined the army as a cadet in 1736, and served in different regiments in the West Indies, Holland, France and Belgium until the outbreak of the Seven Years' War. In 1757, he was with the 15th Regiment participating in the attempt to take Rochefort, France. Murray served as brigadier under Major-General Wolfe at the siege of Louisbourg in 1758, and was in command of the left wing of the battle line on the Plains of Abraham at Quebec City in 1759. Wolfe held him in high regard, commending his "infinite spirit" and "great services" during the Louisbourg campaign, and personally selected Murray as the junior brigadier at the siege of Quebec. Upon the defeat of Quebec, and Brigadier George Townshend's return to England in October 1759, Murray was left in charge of the British forces, and was appointed Military Governor of the town and dependencies of Quebec. Drawing on his extensive experience in similar situations, he anticipated an attack from renewed French forces. Upon hearing of the arrival of French troops in April of 1760, Murray led his small contingent of troops in a surprise attack, but suffered heavy losses (during what later became known as the "Battle of Saint-Foy"), and was forced back into the city under siege. The arrival of a relief force in May was sufficient to cause the French to withdraw, and allowed Murray with his army of 2,500 to advance up the St. Lawrence River and converge with the mobilized forces under General Jeffrey Amherst to take Montreal, and seal the defeat of New France. In 1764, Murray became the first Civil Governor of the Province of Quebec, and was sympathetic to the French-Canadians on many fronts, including the continuance of their French civil law. British settler dissatisfaction led to his recall in 1766: he returned to England and resumed his military career. In 1772, he was promoted to Lieutenant-General, and by 1783 was awarded full General status. The letter was written by Murray to Sir George Yonge (1731-1812), British Secretary of War, and the namesake of Toronto's famous Yonge Street, named in his honour in 1793 by John Graves Simcoe. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Letteratura Turchesca Dell' Abate Giambattista Toderini.

      Venedig, Giacomo Storti 1787.. Gest. Titelbl. (I. Alessandri scul. P.A. Novelli inv.), 224 S., XLIV S (Catalogo della Librera Del Seraglio, Index), gest. Titelbl., 259 S.,mit e. Schlußvignette im zweiten Band. Weißer Kartonumschlag d. Zeit, schwach wasserrandig. Seiten fast weiß u. nahezu fleckenlos. Beiliegend zum zweiten Band e. mit Bleistift beschriebenes Blatt mit einigen Wörtern in arabischer, lateinischer (u. griechischer) Schrift. Breitrandige unbeschnittene Bände.. Brunet V,873. De-Backer-S. VIII,57f. Biografia Universale LVII,456f. - türkische Literaturgeschichte des Jesuitenpaters Giovanni Battista T. (1728-1799). Der gebürtiger Venezianer weilte 1781-1786 am Hof des venezianischen Gesandten in Istanbul u. verfasste während dieser Zeit seine geschätzte 'Letteratura turchesca', in welcher er nicht nur die türkische Literatur, sondern auch die Geschichte d. türkischen Druckerei- u. Bibliothekswesens behandelt. Vorliegend d. zweite u. dritte Band d. in Venedig gedruckten Erstausgabe, die als interessantes Detail jeweils am gestochenen Titelblatt, die in anderer Technik aufgebrachte Tugra (siegelartig verwendeter kalligraphischer Namenszug d. regierenden Sultans) d. Abdulhamid I (reg. 1774-1789), trägt. Der Anhang d. zweiten Bandes enthält ein Bücherverzeichnis der 'Libreria del Serraglio' in arabischer Schrift. - Bd. 2 u. 3 v. zus. 3

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        Wielands Auserlesene Gedichte Neue verbesserte Ausgabe [in sieben Bänden].

      Leipzig, Weidmanna Erben und Reich, 1784-1787. - 7 Bände in 3 [so komplett], 12° (13x9), Papier: Dünndruck-Bütten.- Band 1: 3 Bl., 238 (irrig 137/138 statt 238/239) mit 2 gestochenen Vignetten (von Johann Wilhelm Meil aT und Schlußvignette von Georg Melchior Kraus); Band 2: 1 Bl., 322 S.-- Band 3: 3 Bl., 272 S.; Band 4: 240 S.-- Band 5: 262 S.; Band 6: 280 S.; Band 7: 256 S., einheitl Hldrbde d.Zt. (HFrzbdg) mit LdrEcken, 2 farb LdrRSchilder, reiche goldRPräg, dreiseitiger Rotschnitt, marmorVorsätze, etwas berieben, alte WaflV, NSTaT, Band 1: Vorsatz und flV mit Eckabschnitten, teils etwas gebräunt, fest und sauber, pfleglich behandeltes Exemplar, Erstausgabe [WG 79].-- dekorative Taschenausgabe.-- Bandeinteilung: Band 1: Vorrede.- Musarion.- Olympia.- Die erste Liebe - An Psyche.- Gedanken bey einem schlafenden Endymion.- Der verklagte Amor.- Der Mönch und die Nonne.-- Band 2: Griechische Erzählungen.- Gandalin oder Liebe um Liebe.-- Band 3: Die sieben ersten Gesänge des Oberon.-- Band 4: Die fünf letzten Gesänge des Oberon.- Geron der Biederherzige.-- Band 5: Schach Lolo oder Das göttliche Recht der Gewalthaber.- Das Wintermärchen.- Hann und Gulpenhe.- Maulthiers Zaum.- Der Vogelsang.- Pervonte.-- Band 6: Idris.-- Band 7: Clelia und Sinibald oder Die Bevölkerung von Lampeduse.- La Philosophie Endormie.- Eine philosophische Farce.- [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Friend of Youth Being a sequel To the children’s friend and like that work consisting of apt stories , Entertaining Dialogues and Moral Dramas; all intended to excite attention, cherish feeling, and incalculate virtue in the rising generation; partly translated from Mr.Berquin and other French and German writers, and partly original being written by himself the The Rev. Mark Anthony Meilan

      Hookham New Bond Street, London 1787 - 12 volumes bound in six. Each book starts with a copper engraving by C.R.Ryley, engraved by Skelton. Complete. Bound in period full leather with red labels, with plain end papers. Inscribed in ink by ‘Henry Monkton’. In excellent condition. Berquin (1747-1791) specialized in writing childhood literature, this was unusual in this period. His children's books enjoyed great popularity and were often reprinted throughout the nineteenth century in many languages. Percy Muir lists the first English translation ‘L’Ami des Enfants ’ (1782-3) being published in 1786 in 24 volumes. This was printed a year later. The British Library does have a later copy of this edition. Provenance : Property from the estate of the late Lady King of Wartnaby. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Relation de l'état actuel de la Nouvelle Ecosse. Traduit de l'Anglois par F. Soulès.

      Edimbourg, et se trouve à Paris, William Creek ; Lagrange 1787 - in-8, [4]-140 pp., broché sous couverture d'attente de papier bleu.Petits manques de papier au dos. Unique traduction française de The Present state of Nova Scotia ; with a brief account of Canada, and the British islands on the coast of North America, qui parut pour la première fois en 1786 à l'adresse d'Edinbourg. Elle ne présente pas de carte, à la différence de l'originale anglaise et de ses rééditions. L'ouvrage a été rédigé à un moment crucial pour cette colonie britannique dans laquelle le mécontentement vis-à-vis de la métropole n'était pas moindre en 1770-1776 qu'il ne se trouvait dans les autres parties des futurs Etats-Unis. L'absence d'assemblée et la forte présence militaire britannique empêchèrent cependant que la province ne basculât dans la révolte. A l'issue de la guerre, en 1784, l'attachement à l'Angleterre était plus fort qu'avant le début du conflit, en dépit de l'attitude ambiguë de la population au cours de la guerre ; la métropole détacha alors de son territoire les provinces de l'Île-du-Prince-Edouard et du Nouveau-Brunswick, qui étaient destinées à accueillir les dizaines de milliers de loyalistes fuyant les Etats-Unis. Sabin 32545 (notre édition). Staton-Tremaine, A bibliography of Canadiana, 592 (pour les éditions anglaises).

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        Sonnets, and Odes Translated from th Italian of Petrarch; with original Text, and an Account of his Life.

      London: Printed for T. Davies. 1787 - FIRST AND ONLY EDITION of this translation. 8vo, 187 x 113 mms., pp. [iv], v - xxiii [xxiv blank], 105 [106 blank, 107 drop-title, 108 - 111 contents, 112 blank], cypher ownership initials with animal figure on recto of blank leaf before half-title, contemporary calf, spine ornately gilt to a floral motif, black leather label, gilt border on covers; closed tear in front free end-paper, earlier ownership bookplate on front paste-down end-paper damaged, spine slightly dried, joints slightly rubbed, but a very good copy. Francesco Petrarca (1304 – 1374) is often called the "Father of Humanism," but readers are more likely to remember that he gave up his vocation as a priest when he was attracted by the sight "Laura" in 1327 in the church of Sainte-Claire d'Avignon. He composed some 366 poems, Il Canzoniere, thirty of which are here translated into English, along with three odes. In Petrarch's Canzoniere 164: An Anthology of English Translations with a New Version (1996), J. G. Nichols includes one of the translations in this volume, and suggests that the translator might be the physician and classical scholar John Nott (1751 - 1825), and the BL listing names Nott as the translator. Alas for any high hopes that the author might have had for his translation: the anonymous reviewer in the Monthly Review (1778) was not sympathetic: "To translate Petrarch is a task for the first poetical abilities, supported by the truest and most delicate judgement; but it is a task of the forbidding kind. Interwoven with the finest poetical imagery and sentiment, there are so many trifling conceits, that the labour of selection and exclusion would be at once tedious and difficult. The little that this author has done towards translating him, is done badly, and what he calls Some Account of the Author's life, would disgrace the pen of an apothecary's apprentice" (page 161). Perhaps the last two words are an oblique confirmation of Nott's identity. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels Through Syria and Egypt in the Years 1783, 1784, and 1785 - Containing the present Natural and Political State of those Countries, their Productions, Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce; with Observations on the Massers, Customs, and Government of the Turks and Arabs

      G. G. J. and J. Robinson, London 1787 - Complete in 2 volumes. 8vo. xii, 418pp. iv, 500pp. & [14] index and [1] errata. Contemporary leather, expertly rebacked. Gold-tooled edges. Volumes rest in custom-made modern brown & tan cloth clamshell box with gold lettering on spine. Travelogue of the liberal French aristocrat Constantin François Chasseboeuf, Comte de Volney, who toured the Middle East from 1782-85. Chasseboeuf described the climate, geography, politics and social life of Ègypt, Palestine and Syria. This work was first published in 1787 in French as "Voyage en Égypt et en Syrie" and immediately translated into English. Includes fold-out maps of Egypt and Syria in volume I. Volume II contains fold-out copper engravings of the square court of the Temple at Balbec and the ruins of Palmyra, as well as a fold-out plan of the Temple of the Sun at Balbec. Ex-libris of previous owner on inside of front covers. Wear on bottom corners, top corners rubbed. Shelf wear to parts of edges. Some staining and minor abrasions on endpapers. Front free endpaper in vol. II reinforced with white binders tape along gutter. Foxing on maps, two closed tears on margins and outer edges of maps. Minor sporadic foxing to other plates and to leaves throughout. Tight set in overall good to very good condition, slipcase fine. Constantin François Chasseboeuf is famous in American history as one of the French Revolutionary agents in the United States whose provocative actions brought about a wave of anti-French hysteria and led to the passing of the Alien and Sedition Acts. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Poetical, Supplicating, Modest & Affecting Epistle to those Literary Colossuses, the Reviewers.Lyric Odes to the Royal Academicians. More Lyric Odes to the Royal Academicians. Lyrics Odes for the year 1785. Farewell Odes for the year 1786. The Lousiad, Canto I.The Lousiad, Canto II. A Poetical and Congratulatory Epistle to James Boswell.Bozzy and Piozzi: or, the British Biographers.Ode upon Ode; or, a Peep at St. James’s.An Apologetic Postscript to Ode upon Ode.Instructions to a Celebrated Laureat.Brother Peter to Brother Tom. Peter's Pension.Peter's Prophecy.Sir Joseph Banks and the Emperor of Morocco.A Political Epistle to a Falling Minister.Subjects for Painters.Expostulatory Odes to a Great Duke and a Little Lord.A Benelovent Epistle

      London: Printed for G. Kearsley -90 1787 - Twenty works bound in one volume, 4to, final two works first editions, the others later editions. Eight works with an engraved plate, five works lacking the final advertisement leaf, title page of first work with two signatures - one contemporary but cut down slightly, final leaf of final work a cancel, bookplates to front endpapers - Finborough College and Eric Bywaters. Contemporary tree calf, corners a little bumped, rebacked retaining the original gilt backstrip, red label. A good collection of just under a third of Wolcot’s prolific output. Full collation available on request.

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        Ignoramus, comoedia / scriptore Georgio Ruggle, . ; nunc denuo in lucem edita cum notis historicis et criticis: quibus insuper praeponitur vita auctoris, et subjicitur glossarium vocabula forensia dilucide exponens: accurante Johanne Sidneio Hawkins

      Londini : Prostat venalis apud T. Payne et filium: necnon Gul. Ginger 1787 - Physical description: viii, cxxii, [2], 319, [1] p. , [1] leaf of plates : ill. ; 22 cm. (8vo). Subjects: Romance drama - Great Britain - Early works to 1800. Notes: With engraved frontispiece (plate). Partly based on 'La trappolaria' by Giambattista della Porta. Referenced by: ESTC, T154171. Language: Latin. Very good copy in bound in contemporary full leather. Gilt-blocked red leather label to spine with raised bands. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Provenance: From the library of Sir Roger Johnson with his bookplate. 1 Kg. 319 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Short Review of the Political State of Great-Britain.

      J. Debrett, London 1787 - Octavo; a little light spotting but a very nice copy in old half roan. An ironic (and sometimes biting) commentary on the political state of Britain by Sir Nathaniel Wraxall, including a savage attack on Lord Sydney and the First Fleet set for Botany Bay. Wraxall was a contemporary of Townshend in parliament, and the two men locked horns on a number of issues including the contentious scheme for a penal colony in New South Wales. This edition, the seventh "with additions", as well as the sixth edition of the same year, are the only two versions to contain the long passage on pages 77-83, which is in fact one of the earliest printed references to transportation to Botany Bay. Overall, Wraxall is scathing in his opinion of sending felons to the 'extreme verge of Nature' and likens the scheme to the fabled land of Lilliput by Swift. Lord Sydney comes under heavy fire; indeed Wraxall condemns him as downright incompetent in handling the most basic issues. Regarding the departure of the First Fleet, he writes 'was it not permitted to consult either reason, or naval experience, or humanity, in the time, chosen for their embarkation? Must the month of February be selected from the twelve, for the season of their departure? Does Lord Sydney recollect the fatal issue of Anson's, and of Pizarro's squadrons?If Lord Anson's experience and admonitions were insufficient: if Cook's more recent information were vain, even Robinson Crusoe would have taught him better.' Sydney's reputation as an able politician who became an insipid peer derives, to some extent, from the pithy appraisal that Wraxall included in his memoirs - that 'Tommy Townshend displayed very considerable talents. Lord Sydney, when removed to the Upper House of Parliament, seemed to have sunk into an ordinary man'. 'What can be said is that Sydney was perhaps mistaken in accepting a peerage and thus losing much of the influence that came from being a Commons man. He had been appointed by Rockingham - and retained by Shelburne and Pitt - for his debating skills, which were notable. His administrative skills, once in high office, were not so readily apparent?' (DNB).

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        ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF SOUTH CAROLINA.

      Charleston. -1801. 1787 - Sixteen issues: fourteen issues bound in two volumes, plus two separate, stitched. Bound volumes: 77,[2]; 34; [2],7,[1]; [3],4- 59,[2],61-62,[2]; 18; 98,[4]; 60,[4]; 3-81; [2],31; 59,[3],88,[2]; [3],62-132,[2]; [3],104- 172,[2]; 44,[2],46,[2]; 98,[2]pp. Some with irregular pagination. Separate issues: 86pp. with "81" repeated once; 80,[3]pp. Folio. Bound volumes in contemporary three- quarter calf and marbled boards, gilt red and green morocco labels. Slight wear to corners. Contemporary ownership signature on first leaf of most. Mild browning throughout. Some leaves trimmed close with slight loss. First bound volume with moderate to heavy worming in upper margin of first half. First issue lacks titlepage, with manuscript title-slip tipped to upper margin of first leaf. Eighth issue lacks last four pages. Separate issues each in gathered signatures, stitched, in a cloth clamshell case. Moderate dust soiling on edges of first separate issue, contemporary annotations throughout. Both internally clean. Overall very good. An impressive collection of South Carolina laws, covering 1787 to 1800. Any Charleston imprints from the Evans period are rare, and a complete run of this sort in contemporary bindings is extremely rare. The first separate issue with the collection is a complete printing of the December 1792 laws, which effectually replaces the bound variant which lacks the last four pages. The second separate issue, the December 1794 laws, does not appear in the bound volumes. A most important assemblage of imprints. EVANS 20715, 21468, 22152, 22153, 22895, 23871, 24084, 26182, 27719, 31219, 32856, 34573, 34576, 36336. GOULD & MORGAN 853, 877, 906, 914, 936, 949, 980, 1008, 1053, 1108, 1182, 1233, 1270, 1309.

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        NAVIGATION IN THE CARIBBEAN]. [Early Manuscript Report on the Navigation in the Caribbean, in Particular near Isabela, Aguada Bay, Mona Island (Puerto Rico), and Saona Island (Dominican Republic)].

      1787 - 1787 (entry on the Mona Island is dated "13 June, 1787"). Folio (ca. 32x20 cm). 4 pp. Brown ink on watermarked laid paper. Manuscript is written in a very legible hand; paper aged and lightly-stained, with two neat stab holes in the margins, otherwise a very good manuscript. Apparently compiled for the use of the British mariners sailing in the Caribbean, the manuscript gives a detailed and captivating account of navigation near the coasts of Puerto Rico and Hispaniola. There are complete descriptions of the waters of Aguada Bay and Mona Island, and incomplete texts regarding Isabela (Puerto Rico) and Saona Island (Dominican Republic). The manuscript derives from the family archives of Captain George Anthony Tonyn and his nephew, Admiral Charles William Paterson (1756-1841). The manuscript is written with particular reference to navigation and thoroughly marks distances, geographical coordinates of the islands, bays et al., points of good anchoring sites, sea depths and currents, as well as all sorts of supplies available on shore. Thus the note on Aguada Bay starts: 'An open Bay and deep, requires no particular directions, coming from the North and Eastwd. You may round the North point at 1 Miles distance and keep as near the North Shore as you please, you do not get Soundings till you are within a Mile of the Town in 40 faths.' About the provisions on Mona Island: "There are abundance of Wild Bullocks, which the Turtlers who come here occasionally hunt with dogs and shoot, also abundance of Goats which they hunt and shoot in the same manner. Very good line fishing, but no place sits to haul the seine". "Aguada is a municipality of Puerto Rico, located in the western coastal valley region bordering the Atlantic Ocean, west of Rincón, Aguadilla and Moca; and north of Anasco. Mona is the third largest island of the archipelago of Puerto Rico, after the main island of Puerto Rico and Vieques. Saona Island is located a short distance from the mainland on the south-east tip of the Dominican Republic, near La Altagracia Province" (Wikipedia).

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        OEUVRES DU SEIGNEUR DE BRANTOME, NOUVELLE EDITION Plus Correcte Que Les Precedentes (Tome Premire - Tome Huitieme)

      Chez Jean-Francois Bastien, Paris 1787 - Clean supple leather. Spine decorated with gilt geometric designs. Spine title labels in tact. Text blocks tight, clean & intact. Volume #1 has a pictorial frontispiece and fold out tables, 415pp. Vol #2, 586pp; # 3, 566 pp. #4, 469 pp; #5, 452 pp; #6, 479; #7, 473 pp and #8, 496 pp. Page edges dyed green. Signature of Catherine de Courtlande appears top margin of each title page. Inside of front coveran armorial book plate with initials "PYC". Inside of front cover an armorial book plate with initials "PYC". French language edition. Collectors quality. Rare; Tables; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 3936 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tigre tué en Amerique par S. A. Monseigneur Le Prince de Nassau Siegen dans son voiage autour du monde sur la Boudeuse Fregatte du Roi commandée par Monsieur le Comte de Bougainvile [sic]

      Vienna: Jean Jacobe, 1787. Mezzotint engraving 700 x 990 mm; a fine impression; some wear or tears at blank margins, in very good condition. Bougainville, Casanova and the Prince of Nassau. A rare and very surprising pictorial image of the Bougainville expedition: we have never seen the image before and can find no record of it. Published in Vienna, it is based on a very large painting by Francesco Casanova in the collection of Empress Catherine the Great of Russia as the caption explains ("{i actuellement dans la Gallerie de S.M. l'Imperatrice de la Russie, il a dix pieds de large, sur huit et demi d'haut}"). Francesco Casanova (his older brother was much more famous, but not for painting) trained under Francesco Guardi in Venice, worked in Paris from 1751, becoming a member of the Academy in 1763, and exhibiting at the Salon until 1783 when he moved to Vienna. Interestingly for the history of voyage art, Philip James de Loutherbourg who painted numerous Cook-related scenes and designed a number of the theatrical pieces commemorating Cook was his pupil for a time. This very striking mezzotint depicts an exciting South American scene from Louis Antoine Bougainville's circumnavigation. It shows the dashing Prince of Nassau-Siegen firing from horseback at a jaguar. Several dogs circle the large cat as two others join the fight on horseback. Could the second French horseman be Bougainville? The expedition's ship the {i Boudeuse} is seen to the right of the image. It has been plausibly suggested that the location is the coast of Argentina, where the expedition made landfall before heading for the Pacific. To some extent the prince of Nassau and his presence on the Bougainville expedition represented the French equivalent to Joseph Banks's involvement with Cook's {i Endeavour} voyage. Like Banks the prince cut a dashing figure, was extremely upper-crust, was young, had a retinue of sorts, and an interest in natural sciences. Only performance anxiety at its public nature prevented him having a lot of sex in Tahiti: whether Banks did or didn't all the humorists played this aspect up no end. When the expedition returned to Paris, Bougainville and the prince headed off to Versailles to make their reports accompanied by Aoutourou the young Tahitian who was to some extent under Nassau's wing much as Omai was under Banks's.

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        Tigre tué en Amerique par S. A. Monseigneur Le Prince de Nassau Siegen dans son voiage autour du monde sur la Boudeuse Fregatte du Roi commandée par Monsieur le Comte de Bougainvile [sic]

      Jean Jacobe, Vienna 1787 - Mezzotint engraving 700 x 990 mm; a fine impression; some wear or tears at blank margins, in very good condition. Bougainville, Casanova and the Prince of Nassau. A rare and very surprising pictorial image of the Bougainville expedition: we have never seen the image before and can find no record of it. Published in Vienna, it is based on a very large painting by Francesco Casanova in the collection of Empress Catherine the Great of Russia as the caption explains ("actuellement dans la Gallerie de S.M. l'Imperatrice de la Russie, il a dix pieds de large, sur huit et demi d'haut"). Francesco Casanova (his older brother was much more famous, but not for painting) trained under Francesco Guardi in Venice, worked in Paris from 1751, becoming a member of the Academy in 1763, and exhibiting at the Salon until 1783 when he moved to Vienna. Interestingly for the history of voyage art, Philip James de Loutherbourg who painted numerous Cook-related scenes and designed a number of the theatrical pieces commemorating Cook was his pupil for a time. This very striking mezzotint depicts an exciting South American scene from Louis Antoine Bougainville's circumnavigation. It shows the dashing Prince of Nassau-Siegen firing from horseback at a jaguar. Several dogs circle the large cat as two others join the fight on horseback. Could the second French horseman be Bougainville? The expedition's ship the Boudeuse is seen to the right of the image. It has been plausibly suggested that the location is the coast of Argentina, where the expedition made landfall before heading for the Pacific. To some extent the prince of Nassau and his presence on the Bougainville expedition represented the French equivalent to Joseph Banks's involvement with Cook's Endeavour voyage. Like Banks the prince cut a dashing figure, was extremely upper-crust, was young, had a retinue of sorts, and an interest in natural sciences. Only performance anxiety at its public nature prevented him having a lot of sex in Tahiti: whether Banks did or didn't all the humorists played this aspect up no end. When the expedition returned to Paris, Bougainville and the prince headed off to Versailles to make their reports accompanied by Aoutourou the young Tahitian who was to some extent under Nassau's wing much as Omai was under Banks's.

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        Das verbesserte System der Illuminaten mit allen seinen Einrichtungen und Graden. Erstausg.

      Frankfurt u. Leipzig, in der Grattenauerischen Buchhandlung, 1787.. 1 Bl., 362 S., 1 w. Bl., Kl.-8°, Pappband d. Zt.. Kloss 3246; Taute 883; Wolfstieg 42953: "Nach Aufhebung des Illuminatenbundes erschienen. Enthält Weishaupts Gedanken über Plan und Einrichtung des Bundes, wie er sich ihn nunmehr dachte". - In der Einleitung verweist Weishaupt auch auf das dritte Gespräch in seinem Werk "Apologie des Misvergnügens". - Adam Weishaupt (1748-1830) war Gründer des Illuminaten-Ordens (1776, Ordensname "Spartacus"), der im 18. Jh. neben der Freimaurerei u. dem Orden der Gold- und Rosenkreuzer eine bedeutende Rolle spielte. - Einband berieben u. bestossen; Rücken mit handschriftl. Titel u. Jahreszahl; Signatur im Innendeckel; gegen Ende kleine Wurmgänge am Rand ohne Textverlust, sonst ein gutes Expl.

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        A View of Huaheine (Society Islands)

      London 1787 - John Cleveley (1747-86) A View of Huaheine (Society Islands) London: 1787-88 Hand-colored aquatint engraving Paper size: 23 1/2” x 16 7/8”; Framed dimensions 30 1/2” x 37” These strikingly-colored views of sights encountered during Captain Cook’s third voyage appear very infrequently on the market. Sketched on the spot by James Cleveley, a carpenter on the ship Resolution under Cook’s command, the views were then completed as finished compositions by his brother John Cleveley, who also arranged for their publication as engravings. After the death of Captain Cook during the course of his voyage, many artists found inspiration in what they perceived as his romanticized and tragic demise at sea. Furthermore, Cook’s published accounts of his journeys were immensely popular. His death left a void for the voracious public appetite for scenes of the exotic locations he had visited. Many artists issued their own visual versions of Cook’s journeys, some who had ties to the expeditions, many more who were not even remotely connected. Cleveley’s stunning views of these bays and islands were some of the most beautiful produced during the years just after Cook’s death. They were, in addition, among the most accurate, as they were rendered on sight. These views share a sense of excitement of the voyage itself, from the point of view of the men who manned the ships. It is a feeling that Cleveley’s views convey masterfully to the viewer. The Society Islands, which lie east of Samoa in French Polynesia, were named by Cook when he explored the area in the fall of 1777. Prior to his expedition, very few Europeans had explored the area, and this view, following on the heels of the scenes published in Cook’s Voyages, was one of the first glimpses available to European viewers. Yet Cleveley’s views, in full, rich color, offered a more developed image of this exotic location than Cook’s uncolored, smaller illustrations. This is a serene image of a calm harbor, with Cook’s sailing ships and smaller native vessels intermingling in the foreground. On the shore, the structures of a small settlement can be seen, while in the background a jagged mountain rises into the sky.

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        COMMENTARIES ON THE LAWS OF ENGLAND: In Four Books. The Tenth Edition, with the Last Corrections of the Author, additions by Richard Burn, and continued to the present time, by John Williams.

      London: Printed for A. Strahan (and others), 1787. Tenth Edition. Full Calf. Very Good. Four (4) volumes. pp: (xvi), 485; (vii), 520, xix; (vii), 455, xxvii; (vii), 443, vii + index; engraved portrait of Blackstone in first volume; foldout chart (foxed) in Volume II. Bound in old mottled calf (expertly rebacked in matching leather), raised bands, red and black leather labels. 8.5" x 5.25

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        Ueber W. Shakspeare

      Zurich: bey Drell, Gessner, FŸssli und Comp., 1787. - The first full-fledged German study of Shakespeare. Eschenburg was a prominent critic and literary historian who is particularly remembered for his efforts to familiarize his countrymen with English literature. He published translations of John Brown, Daniel Webb, Charles Burney, Joseph Priestley, and Richard Hurd, but his most notable achievement was the first full translation, in prose, of Shakespeare's plays, published in thirteen volumes from 1775 to 1782. The present very substantial work has long chapters on Shakespeare's life, his contemporaries, the theaters and actors of the period, etc., as well as analysis of individual plays, and the sonnets and other poems. Octavo. [4], 683, [1] pp. + an engraved frontispiece portrait. Contemporary half calf, spine gilt. Minor rubbing. A fine copy. Very scarce. First edition. CBEL I, 1631. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The juvenile biographer; containing the lives of little masters and misses; including a variety of good and bad characters. By a little biographer. The first Worcester edition

      Worcester: Isaiah Thomas. 1787. "First American edition, 32mo, pp. 119, [5]; leaf A1 (frontispiece) used as front paste-down, as issued; 19 other woodcut illustrations in the text, plus woodcut tail-pieces and ornaments; exceptionally fine copy in original Dutch floral paper front wrapper, and the spine and back wrapper imperceptably renewed; the whole in a red morocco slipcase lettered in gilt on spine. & & ""Richard Johnson was a printer who took to hack-writing a little before 1770. He succeeded, not always without difficulty, in supporting himself and his family by his pen for nearly twenty-five years. There seems to be little known about his life"" (Weedon). He was the author of no less than 90 titles, many of them juveniles. The Juvenile Biographer was published first in London by John Newbery in 1780. There was no other edition until this one by Isaiah Thomas. Fictitious educational biographies, including those of Miss Betsey Allgood; Master Bill Bad-enough; Master Billy Easy; Miss Polly Charity; Miss Betsey Pert; Master Dickey Sprightly; Master Isaac Curious; Master Billy Bashful; Miss Fanny Squeamish; and others, including a biography of ""the little author, written by himself."" & & See Weedon, M.J.P. Richard Johnson and the successors to John Harris (The Library, 5th series, vol. 4, no. 1, June 1949, 25-63), no. 41; Evans, 20440; Rosenbach, A. S. W. Children's books, 119; Welch, American Children's Books, 680.1; Hamilton, American Book Illustrators (1958), 114."

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        EL PANEGIRICO DE PLINIO EN CASTELLANO

      - El panegirico de Plinio en castellano, pronunciado en el senado en alabanza del mejor príncipe Trajano Augusto, su filosofía política moral y económica: Traducido del latin por el licenciado Don Francisco de Barreda: Ilustrado con varias notas, y diez discursos que sirven como de ensayo al mismo panegírico.- Madrid, En la Imprenta de D. Antonio Espinosa, 1787; en 8º mayor pasta época rozada, rueda dorada en planos, cortes pintados, 6 hh. 308 pp. 1 lámina grabada por Josef Ximeno. Ejemplar limpioPalau: 229053

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        NOTICES ET EXTRAITS DES MANUSCRITS DE LA BIBLIOTHEQUE DU ROI LUS AU COMITE ETABLI PAR SA MAJESTE DANS L’ACADEMIE ROYALE DES INSCRIPTIONS & BELLES-LETTRES. Tome premier à Tome troisième.

      Paris, Imprimerie Royale 1787 - Tome premier à Tome troisième. Paris, Imprimerie Royale, Année 1787, 1789,1790. 3 volumes, In-4°, de [6]-CII-[2]- 603 pp-[1], [2]-VIII- 730 pp, [2]- VIII- 650 pp. Veau marbre à l’éponge de l’époque (lég. Frotte, 1 coin fort émoussé, 2 fortes éraflures), dos à 5 nerf guillochés dorés, caissons ornés de fleurons dorés « à la toile d’araignée » (qqs lég. Frottements, qqs travaux de ver en tête du tome 3) étiquette de cuir rouge & vert, tranches rouges. Bel exemplaire, intérieur très bien conservé, pas de rousseurs. Tête de collection de cette publication annuelle, comptant 37 volumes in fine. Rédigée par 8 Académiciens dont SILVESTRE DE SACY, DE GUIGNES, DE VAUVILLIER . Au commencement de janvier 1785, le Baron de Breteuil annonça à l’Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres que le Roi avait décidé de charger 8 Académiciens « de faire connaitre par des notices exactes et des extraits raisonnés les Mss de sa Bibliothèque ». Les Académiciens désignés pour ce travail se mirent aussitôt à l’œuvre, et dès 1787, paraissait un premier volume de Notices suivi d’un second en 1789, et d’un troisième en 1790 ; L’impression du quatrième volume commencé en 1791, était assez avancée, quand la suppression de l’Académie vint brusquement l’interrompre. Dès la fondation de l’Institut, on songea à reprendre cette utile collection, et l’article 24 de la Loi du 15 Germinal an IV confia à l’Institut le soin de la continuer. Tome Ier- Préface- DE GUIGNES- Essai historique sur l’origine des caractères Orientaux de l’Imprimerie Royale, sur les ouvrages qui ont été imprimés à Paris, en Arabe, en Syriaque, en Arménien, etc. & sur les caractères grecs de François Ier appelés communément Grec du roi. [IX à CIJ]. DE GUIGNES- Masoudi, «  Les prairies d’or & les mines précieuses » [1 à 67]. M. DE BREQUIGNY- Notice du journal de Burcard (Maître des Cérémonies de la chapelle du pape, depuis sixte jusqu’à Jules II [68 à 130]. M. DE ROCHEFORT- Notice d’un lexique grec, de la Bibliothèque du Roi [131 à 155]. DE GUIGNES- Chaînes historique des contrées, des mers & des poissons, avec un traité sur la science de la sphère. Recueil de divers ouvrages, et particulièrement de deux voyages aux Indes & à la Chine, dans le 9e et 10e siècle [156 à 164]. M. SILVESTRE DE SACY- Le livre des étoiles errantes, qui contient l’histoire de l’Egypte & du Caire, par le scheik Shemseddin Mohammad ben Abilfour [165 à 280]. M. VAUVILLIERS- Notice du manuscrit d’Eschyle, de la Bibliothèque du Roi [281- à 340]. M. GAILLARD- Divers pièces tirées du manuscrit de la Bibliothèque du Roi cotés 5962 & 5963 ; contenant l’histoire des règnes de Charles VII & de Louis XI, par Amelgard, prêtre Liégeois. [403 à 493]. M. DE KERALIO- Notice d’un manuscrit Suédois, intitulé : Chronicon regum sueciae scriptum ab Olao Petri, flatre Laurentii Trici, primi postreformationem archiepiscopi, qui vixit circa annum 1520. [440 à 476]. M. DEL’AVERDY- Notice du manuscrit (parmi les manuscrits de Brienne), intitulé : Procès criminel, fait à Robert d’Artois, comte de Beaumont, pair de France [477à 537]. M. le baron de Sainte Croix- Notice du manuscrit grec ayant pour titre : Jean Canabutza, fils de Magister, au seigneur d’Oenos & de Samothrace. [538 à 541]. De GUIGNES- Ibn al-Athir, « Histoire des princes Atabeks en Syrie » [542 à 578]. M. DE BREQUIGNY – Notice d’une chronique autographe de Bernard Iterius, bibliothécaires de l’Abbaye de Saint-Martial de Limoges, dans le treizième siècle [579 à 596]. M. SILVESTRE DE SACY- Pend-Nameh. Le livre des conseils par le sheikh Férideddin Mohammad ben Ibrahim Alattar alnischabouri. [597 à 603]. TOME IIe- M. DE BREQUIGNY- Notice de l’ouvrage de Bernard Guidonis, intitulé : Flores Chronicorum. [1 à 18]. M. DE GUIGNES- Ibn Al Wardi, perle des merveilles. Mélanges de géographie & d’histoire naturelle, par Zeïn-eddin omar, fils d’Aboul Modhasser, surnommé Ebn al Wardi, écrivain du XIIe siècle. [19 à 59]. M. GAILLARD- Conférence de Calais, tenue en 1521. [60 à 81]. . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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