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        A List of the Officers of the Army and Marines? The Thirty-Fifth Edition

      War Office, London 1787 - Octavo, [ii], 372 pp., contemporary ownership notation to title-page, smudge affects the fore-edge and a few scattered spots, yet very good overall in recent boards with linen backstrip. Handbook listing the officers of the British army and marines, published just three months prior to the departure of the First Fleet from Portsmouth on 13 May 1787. The book lists all eight officers of the First Fleet marines - Major Robert Ross, Lieutenants John Long, James Furzer and William Dawes; and the four company commanders James Campbell, John Shea, James Meredith and Watkin Tench. As a handbook to the Georgian military of the era, this book is indispensable. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Repertoire ou Almanach historique de la Revolution Francaise.

      . 2 vols. Vol. I: Depuis l'ouverture de la Premiere Assemblee des Notables, le 22 Fevrier 1787, jusqu'au premier Vendemiaire, an Ve (22 septembre, 1796, v. st.); ce qui fait un espace de 9 ans 7 mois. Vol. II: Contenant ce qui s'est passe' pendant les anne'es V et VI, et faisant suite a' celui qui a paru l'an dernier, avec une notice sur les revenus et charges publics. Paris: Chez Lefort & Moutardier 1798 (An VII). 16mo. (24) + 406; (12) + 480 pp. Contemporary halfleather with goldlines and coloured title- and volume labels on spine. Handwritten library number at the top of spines..

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        Cary's New and Correct English Atlas

      London: printed for John Cary, 1787. 4to., (13 x 9 6/8 inches). List of subscribers. Engraved title-page and dedication leaf. Engraved general map and 47 county maps all with hand-colour in outline (some minor spotting). Contemporary red Irish morocco with two pairs of silver clasps and catches (a bit worn at extremities). Provenance: with the contemporary ownership inscription of original subscriber Abraham Wilkinson of Dawson Street Dublin on the front free endpaper; from the library of Christopher Henry Beaumont Pease, Lord Wardington (1924-2005), his sale Library of Important Atlases and Geographies, 18th October 2005, lot 87. First edition, and AN ATTRACTIVE COPY. "Cary's first known engraved plan is dated 1779. Henceforth, the quality of his engraving established new standards and a new style, with his effective, starkly beautiful, plain design being widely adopted. His firm's cartographic output was prolific and diverse, ranging through maps, plans, atlases, astronomical and educational works, road-books (including works based on surveys by Aaron Arrowsmith the elder, who probably trained him), guides, and globes. Particularly noteworthy are the immensely popular New and Correct English Atlas (editions from 1787), which became the standard county atlas of the period, and the Traveller's Companion (from 1790), the printing plates of both of which had to be replaced having become worn in the effort to meet the huge demand, and the particularly fine New English Atlas (from 1801) and New Universal Atlas (from 1808)" (David Smith for DNB). From the distinguished library of Lord Wardington, whose collection of Atlases was unique: "a panoply of the history of cartography and of great mapmakers" (Andrew Phillips "An Appreciation", Sotheby's sale Catalogue). Chubb CCLX; Hodson 285. Catalogued by Kate Hunter.. Book.

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        Ueber Mendelssohns Bart.

      Berlin, J. v. Petit und Schönischen Buchhandlung, 1787.. 22 S. Rückenbroschur.. Meyer 729; nicht bei Fürst. - Über KVK nur ein Exemplar in der Berliner Staatsbibliothek nachweisbar. - Satirische, leicht antisemitische Betrachtungen des aus Altona stammenden Berliner Vielschreibers Bremer (geb. 1744) über die Barttracht der Juden im Allgemeinen und des im Vorjahr verstorbenen Moses Mendelssohn im Besonderen. - Etwas gebräunt.

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        Characteristick der Alten Mysterien für Gelehrte und Ungelehrte, Freymäurer und Fremde, aus den Original-Schriftstellern

      Frankfurt und Leipzig (d. i. Marburg, Krieger), 1787.. 12 S., 2 Bll., 432 S. Blauer Pappband d. Zt. mit Rückenschild. Wolfstieg 4867; Kloss 3831. - Titel mit altem Namenstempel "Blesson", wohl Johann Ludwig Urban Blesson (1790-1861; vgl. ADB II, 704), preußischer Militärschriftsteller und Ingenieur, sowie Mitglied der Berliner Freimaurerloge "Zum Pilgrim". Vorderer Spiegel mit Etikett der Amsterdamer Librairie des Sciences Occultes, W. N. Schors. - Berieben und bestoßen. Etwas gebräunt.

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        The life of Samuel Johnson.

      printed by Chambers for Messrs. Chamberlain, Colles [et al.], Dublin 1787 - First Dublin edition; 8vo, pp. [2], 533, [1], 5, [18] index; uncut; recent quarter green morocco over marbled boards, front free endpaper excised, mild dampstain at the top margin of the final 20 leaves; otherwise, a fine-looking copy. Said Boswell, "Indeed it is very necessary to keep in mind that Sir John Hawkins has unaccountably viewed Johnson's character and conduct in almost every particular, with an unhappy prejudice . There are, however, some passages concerning Johnson which have unquestionable merit." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ueber Moses Mendelssohn. Ueber die bürgerliche Verbesserung der Juden, und insbesondere über die zum Besten derselben im Jahre 1753 in England vorgefallene Veränderung. Aus dem Französischen mit Anmerkungen

      Berlin, Friedrich Maurer 1787.. 1 Bl., 204 S., 1 Bl. - II.: (Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich): Etwas das Leßing gesagt hat. Ein Commentar zu den Reisen der Päpste nebst Betrachtungen von einem Dritten. Berlin, Decker 1782. 134 S. Pappband d. Zt. mit Rückenschild. I.: Fürst I, 366; Meyer 734; Goed. IV/1, 485, 7. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe, gleichzeitige mit der in Strassburg verlegten französischen Originalausgabe ("Sur Moses Mendelssohn, sur la reforme politique des juifs...") erschienen. - "Hoch einzuschätzen ist auch die Arbeit Ueber Moses Mendelssohn des Comte de Mirabeau aus dem Jahre 1787. Hier wird insbesondere die Toleranz des Berliner Weisen gewürdigt: Die Toleranz, welche er vertheidigt hatte, herrschte in seinem Herzen, wie in seinen Werken; in seinen philosophischen Meinungen, wie in seinen religiösen Gesinnungen; und die philosophische Toleranz ist vielleicht mit eine der seltensten." (Eberhard Fromm über: Im Urteil seiner Zeitgenossen, Moses Mendelssohn: Gesammelte Schriften. Band 23: Dokumente II. Die frühen Mendelssohn-Biographien). - Natürlich ist das Werk stark von der bereits 1781 erschienenen Schrift "Ãœber die bürgerliche Verbesserung der Juden" des Freunds Mendelssohns, Christian Wilhelm Dohm, beeinflusst; Mirabeau übernimmt teils ganze Textpassagen von Dohm. - II.: Goed. IV/1, 693, 8; Schulte-Strathaus 159. - Die "Reisen der Päpste" von Johannes von Müller waren im gleichen Jahr erschienen. - - - Etwas berieben. Fliegender Vorsatz mit Besitzeintrag des deutsch-jüdischen Wirtschaftswissenschaftler Edgar Salin (1892-1974; vgl. NDB 22, 372). Titel alt gestempelt.

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        Ueber Moses Mendelssohn. Ueber die bürgerliche Verbesserung der Juden, und insbesondere über die zum Besten derselben im Jahre 1753 in England vorgefallene Veränderung. Aus dem Französischen mit Anmerkungen.

      Berlin, Friedrich Maurer 1787.. 1 Bl., 204 S., 1 Bl. - II.: (Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich): Etwas das Leßing gesagt hat. Ein Commentar zu den Reisen der Päpste nebst Betrachtungen von einem Dritten. Berlin, Decker 1782. 134 S. Pappband d. Zt. mit Rückenschild.. I.: Fürst I, 366; Meyer 734; Goed. IV/1, 485, 7. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe, gleichzeitige mit der in Strassburg verlegten französischen Originalausgabe ("Sur Moses Mendelssohn, sur la reforme politique des juifs...") erschienen. - "Hoch einzuschätzen ist auch die Arbeit Ueber Moses Mendelssohn des Comte de Mirabeau aus dem Jahre 1787. Hier wird insbesondere die Toleranz des Berliner Weisen gewürdigt: Die Toleranz, welche er vertheidigt hatte, herrschte in seinem Herzen, wie in seinen Werken; in seinen philosophischen Meinungen, wie in seinen religiösen Gesinnungen; und die philosophische Toleranz ist vielleicht mit eine der seltensten." (Eberhard Fromm über: Im Urteil seiner Zeitgenossen, Moses Mendelssohn: Gesammelte Schriften. Band 23: Dokumente II. Die frühen Mendelssohn-Biographien). - Natürlich ist das Werk stark von der bereits 1781 erschienenen Schrift "Über die bürgerliche Verbesserung der Juden" des Freunds Mendelssohns, Christian Wilhelm Dohm, beeinflusst; Mirabeau übernimmt teils ganze Textpassagen von Dohm. - II.: Goed. IV/1, 693, 8; Schulte-Strathaus 159. - Die "Reisen der Päpste" von Johannes von Müller waren im gleichen Jahr erschienen. - - - Etwas berieben. Fliegender Vorsatz mit Besitzeintrag des deutsch-jüdischen Wirtschaftswissenschaftler Edgar Salin (1892-1974; vgl. NDB 22, 372). Titel alt gestempelt.

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        Del morbo tisico libri tre di Matteo Salvadori medico tirolese del vicariato di Mori.

      Per Giambattista Monauni stampatore vescovile, In Trento. 1787 - Vignetta silogr. sul tit., una testatina, finaletti ed iniz. ornate. Prima ed unica edizione di opera rara, sicuramente uno dei primi trattati che analizza a fondo la tisi o tubercolosi, sue cause, sviluppo, manifestazioni. Sono riportati diversi casi clinici di pazienti visitati dall’A. in diverse località del Trentino e del Lago di Garda. Inoltre in un capitolo si studiano gli effetti del latte e del vino nel decorso della malattia. Esemplare a larghi margini. Formato: XVI, 181, [3] p., 4°, bross. muta coeva. Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo, manca la prima carta bianca, mancanze alle terminazioni del dorso per 1 cm circa.

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        A View of the Fort of Lionpoor upon the Banks of the River Goomty

      J. Grives, London 1787 - Aquatint, printed in two or more colours, coloured by hand to resemble watercolour, by Hodges. A fine print from the very rare hand-coloured issue of Hodges' "Select Views in India", the pioneering work on the architectural and picturesque wonders of India. This fine image resulted from Hodges' six year stay in India under the patronage of Warren Hastings and was published in three separate forms: uncoloured, uncoloured proof or hand-coloured to resemble the original drawing, as here. The image was were printed lightly in a single operation using two (sepia and blue) or more colours applied to a single plate, these prints were then coloured by hand (probably by Hodges himself) with great freedom but with careful attention being paid to achieving a depth of colour and shading only possible through the repeated over-painting of contrasting pigments. The print therefore retains much of the idiosyncratic vibrancy of the original watercolour. Born in London the son of a smith, William Hodges was employed as an errand-boy in Shipley's drawing school, where in his spare time he managed to learn drawing. The landscape painter Richard Wilson (1714-1782) noticed him and took him on as his assistant and pupil, and by 1766 Hodges was exhibiting in his own right. In 1772, through the interest of Lord Palmerston (1739-1802) a member of the board of Admiralty, he was appointed as draughtsman to Captain James Cook's second expedition to the South Seas. He returned in 1775 and was employed by the Admiralty in working up his drawings of the expedition and in supervising the engraving of the plates for Cook's published account of the expedition. He exhibited a number of pictures inspired by the voyage at the Royal Academy in London in 1776 and 1777. Life in London must have seemed quite restrained after his South Sea Island experiences, and in 1778 he left for India, where he worked under the patronage of the Governor-General Warren Hastings (1732-1818) and remained in India for about six years, experiencing at first hand one of the most important periods in the establishment of British supremacy in India. On his return to England in 1784 he set about the publication of 'Select Views in India.' Its appearance would have caused a sensation , as nothing of the scenery of India on this scale had been seen before (Humboldt cited the Hodges views as one of the inducements which led him to travel). Hodges thereafter continued to paint and to exhibit at the Royal Academy, but did not manage to achieve the heights that he reached with his Indian views. Cf. Abbey Travel II, 416; cf. Brunet III, 242; cf. Lowndes II, p.1079; cf. Tooley 264. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A view of Moorea one of the Friendly Islands in the South Seas

      London: Thomas Martyn, 1787. Uncoloured aquatint, 490 x 690 mm.; mounted. Scarce uncoloured version. An unusual uncoloured version of the famous aquatint by James Cleveley, one of the four remarkable views of the Pacific done after the Cook voyages. The Cleveley aquatints were issued in various different states; one version, for example, had the printed lines appearing as faintly as possible, so that when the prints were coloured by hand they had the appearance of original watercolours. This uncoloured version is interesting for the amount of detail that appears in the actual printing of the plate, and has no subsequent hand-finishing. The original sketches on which this and Cleveley's other three views were based were, according to the prospectus issued for the prints, "drawn on the spot" by James Cleveley, the carpenter on board the ship Resolution. When the expedition returned to England in October 1780 his brother John, a professional draughtsman, worked up the sketches into finished watercolours. The final works portray the Pacific Islands and their inhabitants in a picturesque and idealised manner, which perhaps has more to do with conforming to European notions of a Pacific Arcadia than specific representations of the islands as they were. The resultant images, though perhaps not an exact record of the expedition, do convey a wonderful sense of excitement of these early points of contact between European explorers and Pacific islanders. This view of Moorea is incorrectly titled "one of the Friendly Islands", when it is in fact part of the Society Islands, with Morea just to the north-west of Tahiti.

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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, MA: Isaiah Thomas, 1787. 12mo, 119 pp. + [4] pp. advertisements. Uncut and unbound, first page is the title-page (lacking wrappers and inserted frontispiece). Page 53 with a triangular piece missing in bottom corner. 8 signatures tied together in original publisherÕs cords. 20 woodcut illustrations in the text. A remarkable survival in original condition, albeit before binding and thus lacking the frontispiece. OCLC notes: Ã’1st American ed. Welch notes that the vols bound thus were part of a publisher's remainder. first pub by E. Newbery, Johnson's day-book notes delivery of text 16 Oct 1780.Ó Evans 20440. Welch 680.1. Rosenbach 119.

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        Autographed Document Signed on Vellum

      Albany, 1787. unbound. An endorsement to an arrest warrant for the confiscation of goods belonging to Samuel Barrow -- 1 page, 11.5 x 10 inches, with endorsement on verso, Albany, New York, August 5, 1787 -- ordered by Revolutionary War patriot and then-Chief Justice of the New York Supreme Court Richard Morris, in very small part: "The people of New York - To The Sheriff of the County of Richmond - Greeting. We command you that of the Goods and Chattels, Land and Tenements of the aforesaid Samuel Barrow, in your Bailiwick, being Debt, in the sum of four-hundred and eighty pounds...for damages...have you whole monies before us at our City of Albany...Richard Morris, Chief Justice..." Bancker has placed his endorsement on the verso: "The within Saml. Barrows hasth Goods or Chattels in my Bailiwick whereof the Debt and damages, or any part thereof can be made." It should be noted that the entire document is in the hand of and signed by: John McKesson (1734 - 1798), an Anti-Federalist New York Attorney and staunch Revolutionary War patriot, who was appointed to the Provincial Convention (1775), all four Provincial Congresses (1775 - 1777), and to the First and Second Councils of Safety. He also served as clerk of the State Assembly and to the Ratifying Convention (1788), of which he is said to have participated in the hostile negotiations which eventually led to New York finally ratifying the U.S. Constitution. This document is in very good condition (with heavy natural folds) and coincidentally was signed by Bancker and McKesson on the very day (August 5, 1787) that the first draft of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights was completed. American patriot and major in the American Revolution who, as a representative of Richmond County (Staten Island), cast an important vote in the ratification of the United States Constitution, by the state of New York. The final vote was 30 to 27 and the failure to ratify might may have brought down the fledgling nation. Soon after the Revolutionary War, Bancker was appointed Sheriff of the County of Richmond.

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        The Preservation of Sir Richard MacGwire, who fell into the Sea (by the descent of a Balloon) of the Coast of Ireland, on the 12th of May, 1785

      Thomas Milton (Dublin) and J. James Barralet (London) 1787 - Mezzotint, with hand-coloring, after J. James Barralet (1747-1815). Practical ballooning, in which humans could be airborne by means of a balloon, and permitted to descend to earth again, dates from the successful attempts of the Montgolfier Brothers in late 1782. Advances followed fast, and by early 1785 Blanchard and Jeffries crossed the English Channel. A few months later, Richard MacGwire attempted to top that feat with a balloon voyage cross the Irish Sea, but encountered disaster instead. As a reward for his determination to survive the perils of falling into the Irish Sea, by keeping afloat until a rescue could be effected, this young pioneering aviator received from the Duke of Rutland, then Lieutenant-General of Ireland, the honor of knighthood and a captain's commission in the army. The three gentlemen standing up in the second boat are Lord Henry Fitzgerald, in center, Mr. Oliver, and Mr. Thornton, to the extreme right. The composition owes rather a lot to the painting by John Singleton Copley, Watson and the Shark (The Detroit Institute of Arts), which was exhibited in London in 1778 and was so popular that it was engraved in mezzotint by Valentine Green three times, with issue dates of 1779 and twice in 1783. Frankau 191 ("Sir Richard MacGwire").

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        Caroli Linnaei Termini Botanici.

      Hamburgi, Chr. Heroldi viduae excudit Car. Wilh. Meyn, 1787.. ... classium methodi sexualis generumque plantarum characteres compendiosi. Recudi cum interpretatione germanica definitionum terminorum curavit Paulus Dietericus Giseke. Editioni huic alteri accesserunt fragmenta ordinum naturalium Linnaei, nomina germanica Planeri generum, gallica et anglica terminorum, et indices. - (XX) Seiten Titelei und Vorreden (davon 8 Seiten Vorrede in Deutsch) + 396 Seiten + 2 ausfaltbare Tabellen. Ca. 19,5 cm x ca. 13 cm. Ringsum Rotschnitt. Pappband der Zeit mit rot-goldenem Rückentitelschildchen. Überwiegend in Latein, sehr zahlreiche Termini und Pflanzennamen zusätzlich in Deutsch, 42 Seiten Index in Latein, Französisch und Englisch. - Stafleu and Cowan, Taxonomic Literature 4.813: 2. deutsche Auflage "... to be attributed to Giseke ...".. Etwas berieben oder bestoßen. Außengelenke großteils aufgpelatzt, Rücken oben mit kleiner Fehlstelle, vom Vorderdeckel weitgehend gelöst. Stempel und Aufkleber auf Vorsatz, auf den ersten 5 Seiten 4 weitere Stempel, Stempel auf letzter Seite, sonst keine Einträge. Papier nahezu nicht gebräunt, nicht altersfleckig. Bindung gut und fest, Innengelenke intakt. Zustand I - II (deutsche Schulnotenskala), vom Einband abgesehen. Auf Wunsch senden wir Ihnen gern per E-Mail Fotos des Werkes zu.

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        A New and Compendious System of Husbandry. Containing the Mechanical, Chemical, and Philosophical Elements of Agriculture. Illustrating I. The Properties of different Soils. II. The Properties of Manures, and their Effects. III. The most advantageous Method of applying Manures on the different soils. IV. The Improvement of Lands. V. The great Superiority of, and the numerous Advantages resulting from the New and Drill, to the common Mode of Husbandry. VI. The Imperfections of the old Mode of Cultivation clearly pointed out, with a new Method of Culture, founded on Observations, Facts, and Experiments. VII. Experiments on Grain of different Sorts. VIII. Experiments on Turnips, with the most effectual Recipe for preventing the ravages of the Fly. IX. Experiments on Fruit Trees and Flowers, with an Account of a new, cheap, and effectual Manure. X. Experiments on fattening of Hogs. XI. A Copperplate and Description of a new-invented Patent Drill Machine, for planting all Sorts of Seed, Grain and Pulse

      One folding engraved plate. vi, [18], 359 pp. 8vo, cont. calf (well-rebacked), double gilt fillet round sides, flat spine gilt, orig. red morocco lettering piece on spine. Bristol: printed by W. Routh; sold by Mrs. E. Newberry, London; Mr. Shiercliff, Bristol; Mr. W. Stevenson, Norwich; Mr. B.C. Collins, Salisbury; and Messrs. Goadby and Co. Sherborne, 1787. First edition. Winter (fl. 1787-1801),was a practical agriculturalist whose chief purpose was to advertise his patent drill machine. His invention is depicted in two views on the engraved plate. This book was rather roughly handled by the Monthly Review, and in 1788 he published a reply to his critic, The Farmer Convinced, under the pseudonym "Benjamin Bramble." The 16-page list of subscribers -- printed on different paper and obviously inserted in copies after the book was printed -- includes the following note: "Books were left at the Exchange and Bristol Coffee-Houses, for the purpose of subscribing; whereby the author might be the better enabled to ascertain the number of copies to be printed." Fine copy of a scarce book. Contemporary signature of John Darby on title. Modern ownership signature on free front paste-down of the historian of British agriculture G.D. Fussell, "March 1941." ❧ Fussell II, pp. 131-32-"His book may be taken to reflect the current ideas about farming in his locality." Roscoe A634(1). .

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        Academy for Grown Horsemen,

      First Edition, With Twelve Engraved PlatesBUNBURY, Henry William. [GAMBADO, ESQ., Geoffrey]. An Academy for Grown Horsemen, Containing the Completest Instructions for Walking, Trotting, Cantering, Galloping, Stumbling, and Tumbling. Illustrated with Copper Plates, and Adorned with a Portrait of the Author. London: Printed for W. Dickinson, 1787.First Edition. With 12 stipple engraved plates including the frontispiece. vi,[3],vi-xx,38 pp. Collates the same as the copy in the ESTC. They mention \"Imperfect; wanting B1 of the prelims? - possibly deliberately mis-signed in order to support the ímissingí portion of the authorís preface- see editor\'s note\" Editor\'s note reads \"The editor has to lament that the first pages of our Author\'s work, are amongst those missing, but as the Author himself, in his Preface, seems to have arranged his string of instructions, the Editor thinks himself justified in placing those first that relate to the choice of a horse.\"Original drab boards rebacked to style with the original paper label. Boards with wear and soiling. Inner hinges cracked but firm. Foxing, toning and soiling throughout. Chemised and housed in a quarter red morocco slipcase. Very good.Amateur artist and caricaturist Henry William Bunbury (1750-1811) ìdrew chiefly in pencil, or black and red chalk; but, although he seems to have used the needle, he was never successful as an etcher, and his designs were generally reproduced by engravers, mostly in stipple or dot...The three works by which he is best known belong...to 1787. They are ëA Long Minuet, as danced at Bathí (25 June); ëThe Propagation of a Lieí (29 Dec.); and the volume of equestrian misadventures called ëAn Academy for Grown Horsemen,í by ëGeoffrey Gambadoí...In 1791 appeared the ëAnnals of Horsemanship,í a kind of sequel to the ëAcademy for Grown Horsemaníî (D.N.B.).ESTC T18966.HBS 65498.$850

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        Considérations sur les richesses et sur le luxe

      Paris, chez la Veuve Valade 1787 - A Amsterdam, et se trouve à Paris, chez la Veuve Valade, 1787. 8vo; VII, 499, (5) pp.; early 19th century dark speckled boards, spine with contrasting gilt lettering-piece, spine with one small mark (bumped), corners only slightly bumped, first and last leaves somewhat browned, else clean and crisp, a very good copy. First edition. According to Palgrave it is a brilliantly written refutation of Terrai and Necker. Together with the Abbé Pluquet he was one of the hardest critics of luxury. For him the population is the main pillar of a nation. Luxury is hampering the development of population for three reasons: 1. because it limits the supply of food products, 2. because it encourages single life, and 3. because it entails the misery of the masses. In other words the production of luxury goods tends to deplete a nation of the capital which better should be invested in productive enterprises. INED 4141, Kress B 1336, Menger 671 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oekonomisk-physisk Beskrivelse over Schagens Kiöbstaed og Sogn.

      . Forfattet, i Fölge Kongelig Ordre. Kbhvn. 1787. Med 6 kobbertavler (pa 5 plancher). XVI + 434 s. Samtidigt halvlaeder med titelfelt i lysere farve skind. Gammelt navn pa inderside af forperm samt pa bagsiden af titelblad. * En af de mest udförlige af det 18. arh.'s danske topografiske beskrivelser, forfattet af den berömte islaending, der endte som tolder pa Skagen. Bibl. Dan. II, 707..

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

      Frankfurt und Leipzig (d. i. Nürnberg), Grattenauer 1787. - Tit., 362 S., 1 w. Bl. Pappband d. Zt. Goed. IV/1, 522, (22), 8; Kloss 3246; Taute 883; Wolfstieg 42953. - Erste Ausgabe. - "Nach Aufhebung des Illuminatenordens erschienen. Enth. W.s Gedanken über Plan u. Einrichtung des Bundes, wie er sich ihn nunmehr dachte" (Wolfstieg). - Titel verso gestempelt "Gräfliche Erbach Hofbibliothek". Etwas berieben, insgesamt gutes Exemplar! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Characteristick der Alten Mysterien für Gelehrte und Ungelehrte, Freymäurer und Fremde, aus den Original-Schriftstellern.

      Frankfurt und Leipzig (d. i. Marburg, Krieger), 1787.. 12 S., 2 Bll., 432 S. Blauer Pappband d. Zt. mit Rückenschild.. Wolfstieg 4867; Kloss 3831. - Titel mit altem Namenstempel "Blesson", wohl Johann Ludwig Urban Blesson (1790-1861; vgl. ADB II, 704), preußischer Militärschriftsteller und Ingenieur, sowie Mitglied der Berliner Freimaurerloge "Zum Pilgrim". Vorderer Spiegel mit Etikett der Amsterdamer Librairie des Sciences Occultes, W. N. Schors. - Berieben und bestoßen. Etwas gebräunt.

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        Ueber Mendelssohns Bart

      Berlin, J. v. Petit und Schönischen Buchhandlung, 1787.. 22 S. Rückenbroschur. Meyer 729; nicht bei Fürst. - Ãœber KVK nur ein Exemplar in der Berliner Staatsbibliothek nachweisbar. - Satirische, leicht antisemitische Betrachtungen des aus Altona stammenden Berliner Vielschreibers Bremer (geb. 1744) über die Barttracht der Juden im Allgemeinen und des im Vorjahr verstorbenen Moses Mendelssohn im Besonderen. - Etwas gebräunt.

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        Carte de la Suisse, Ou lon a marque les routes suivies par Mre. Will. Coxe, dans se quatre yoyages en 1776, 1779, 1785 et 1786 et la route de Madame de K_que de le redacteur du guide aux Dames et aux perfonnes qui veulent faire la tournee ordinaire. Cette derniere route est marque par la ligne.

      Ca. 1787.. Kolorierter Kupferstich. Coper Engrave. Ca. 50 x 74 cm.. HIER NUR DIE LANDKARTE !!!, ohne die Reisebeschreibung. Titelkartusche oben links, Maßstabsleisten unten rechts. Mit Legende oben rechts. Nullmeridiane Greenwich und Genf. Dargestellt werden die Kantone Zurich,Berne, Lucerne, Uri, Schweitz, Underwalden, Zug, Glarus, Basle, Fribourg, Soleure, Schaffhausen, Appenzell. Im Nordwesten grenzt das Schweizer Gebiet an Alsace (Elsaß), im Norden an SOUABE (Schwaben) und im Nordosten an den Lac de Constanze (Konstanzer See) sowie Autriche (Österreich). NUR DER RANDBEREICH UND DIE LEGENDE partiell etwas angeschmutzt, die Karte selbst ist in gutem Zustand mit nur wenigen, kaum sichtbaren bräunlichen Flecken. Kleine Randläsur oben rechts, die aber nicht die Karte sondern nur den Blattrand betrifft. SIEHE FOTO!!! SEE PHOTO!!!

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        Collection of 267 volumes published by Cazin, Paris.

      . 12mo. Uniformly bound in contemp. brown full calf with one or two green labels, richly gilt, a.e.g.. The collection consists of the following titles: Abeilard, P. Lettres et epitres amoureuses d'Heloise et d'Abeilard. 2 vols. Geneve 1787. 2 engr. frontisp. - (Aleman, M.). Les aventures plaisantes de Gusman d'Alfarache. 2 vols. Londres 1783. 2 engr. frontisp. - Anacreon, Bion et Moschus. 2 vols. Paphos 1785. 1 engr. frontisp. - Bernard, M. Oeuvres completes. Londres 1777. With engr. frontisp. - Bernis. Oeuvres completes. 2 vols. Londres 1777. 1 engr. frontisp. - Bernis. Oeuvres completes. 2 vols. Londres 1777. Engr. portrait. - Bitaube. Joseph, poeme en neuf chants. 2 vols. Geneve 1777. - Boileau. Oeuvres choisies. 2 vols. Amsterdam 1777. Engr. portrait. - (Borde, Ch.). Parapilla, et autres oeuvres libres et galantes. Florence 1784. Engr. frontisp. - Boufflers. Oeuvres. Geneve 1782. Engr. frontisp. - De la Bruyere. Maximes et reflexions morales. Geneve 1782. Engr. portrait. - Chansons choisies. 6 vols. Londres 1783-85. - Chapelle et Bachaumont. Voyage. Geneve 1777. Engr. frontisp. - Chaulieu. Oeuvres. 2 vols. La Haye 1777. Engr. portrait. - Charron, P. De la sagesse. 3 vols. Geneve 1777. Engr. portrait. - Confucius. La morale. Londres 1783. Engr. portrait. - Corneille, P. et T. Chef-d'oeuvres dramatiques. 5 vols. Londres 1783. 2 engr. portraits. - Crebillon. Oeuvres. 3 vols. Londres 1785. Engr. portrait. - Deshoulieres. Oeuvres choisies. Geneve 1777. Engr. portrait. - Dorat. Poesies. 4 vols. Geneve 1777. Engr. portrait. - (Dorat). Les baisers, suivis du mois de mai. Geneve 1777. Engr. frontisp. - Duclos. Considerations sur les moeurs de ce siecle. Londres 1784. Engr. portrait. - Duval, V. J. Oeuvres. 3 vols. Londres 1785. Engr. portrait. - (Eustathius). Les amours d'Ismene et d'Ismenias. Londres 1783. Engr. frontisp. - (Eustathius). Les amours d'Ismene et d'Ismenias. Geneve 1782. Engr. frontisp. - De la Farre. Poesies. Geneve 1777. Engr. frontisp. - Fenelon. Les aventures de Telemaque. 2 vols. Geneve 1777. Engr. portrait. - De la Fontaine. Les amours de Psyche et de Cupidon. Londres 1782. Engr. frontisp. - De la Fontaine. Fables choisies. 2 vols. Geneve 1777. Engr. frontisp. - De Fontenelle et La Motte. Poesies choisies. 2 vols. Geneve 1777. Engr. portrait. - (Fougeret de Mondron et Vade). Le pot-pourri ou preservatif de la melancholie. Londres 1783. - Gessner. Oeuvres. 3 vols. No place, no date. 2 engr. titles, 1 engr. portrait (dated 1778), 10 engr. plates. - (De Gonnelieu). Imitation de Jesus-Christ. Paris 1780. Engr. frontisp. - De Grafigny. Lettres d'une Peruvienne. Geneve 1777. Engr. portrait. - De Grafigny. Oeuvres choisies. 2 vols. Londres 1783. Engr. portrait. - Grecourt. Oeuvres choisies. 3 vols. Geneve 1777. 3 engr. frontisp. - Gresset. Oeuvres. 2 vols. Londres 1779. Engr. frontisp. - Guarini. Il pastor Fido. No place, no date. Engr. title. - Hamilton. Memoires du Comte de Grammont. 2 vols. Londres 1781. Engr. portrait. - (Heliodorus). Amours de Theagenes et Chariclee. Geneve 1782. Engr. frontisp. - Helvetius. Poesies. Londres 1781. Engr. portrait. - Hippocratis. Aphorismi. 2 vols (text and notes). Paris 1784. - Leonard. Idylles. Gnyde (ca. 1788). Engr. title. - De Lille. Les jardins, ou l'art d'embeller les paysages. Reims 1782. Engr. title, 1 engr. plate. - (Longus). Les amours pastorales de Daphnis et Chloe. No place, 1777. - De Luchet. Olinde. Londres 1784. - Malherbe. Poesies. Londres 1777. Engr. portrait. - Marivaux. La vie de Marianne, ou les aventures de Madame La Comtesse de ***. 4 vols. Londres 1782. 4 engr. frontisp. - Marot. Oeuvres. 2 vols. Geneve 1781. Engr. portrait. - Marmontel. Belisaire. Londres 1780. Engr. frontisp., 3 engr. plates. - Marmontel. Contes moraux. 3 vols. Liege 1780. 3 engr. titles, 1 engr. portrait, 23 engr. plates. - De Mayer. Genevieve de Cornouailles, et le damoisel sans nom. Londres 1784. Engr. frontisp., 2pp engr. musical notes. - (Merard de Saint-Just). L'occasion et le moment, ou les petits riens. 2 vols. La Haye 1782. - Mero. Odes anacreontiques, contes en vers... Londres 1781. Engr. portrait. - Metastasio, P. Opere. 12 vols. Londra 1784. Engr. portrait. - Milton. Paradis perdu. 3 vols. Geneve 1777. Engr. portrait. - Moliere. Oeuvres. 7 vols. Londres 1784. Engr. portrait. - Montaigne. L'esprit. 2 vols. Londres 1783. Engr. portrait. - Montesquieu. Oeuvres. 4 vols. Geneve 1777. Engr. portrait. - (Montesquieu). Lettres persanes. 2 vols. Geneve 1777. Engr. frontisp. - (Nogaret). Le fond du sac, ou restant des babioles. 2 vols. Venise 1780. Engr. frontisp., 9 engr. vignettes. - Ovide. Les oeuvres galantes et amoureuses. 2 vols. Geneve 1777. Engr. portrait. - Ovide. Traduction nouvelle de L'Art d'aimer. Paris, Reims, 1783. Engr. frontisp. - Pallisot. La dunciade. Londres 1781. Engr. portrait. - Pascal. Pensees. 2 vols. Geneve 1778. Engr. portrait. - Petrarca. Le rime. 2 vols. Londra 1784. Engr. portrait. - Piron. Oeuvres choisies. 2 vols. Geneve 1777. Engr. portrait. - (Piis). Recueil de poesies fugitives, et contes nouveaux. Londres 1784. - Piis et Barre. Theatre. 2 vols. Londres 1785. - Poesies satyriques du dix-huitieme siecle. 2 vols. Londres 1782. 2 engr. titles. - Rabelais. Oeuvres. 4 vols. Geneve 1782. Engr. portrait. - Racine. Oeuvres. 3 vols. Londres 1782. Engr. portrait. - Racine. La religion. La grace. 2 vols. Londres 1785. Engr. portrait. - Raynal. Esprit. 2 vols. Londres 1782. Engr. portrait. - Regnard. Theatre. 4 vols. Londres 1784. Engr. portrait. - Regnier. Oeuvres. 2 vols. Geneve 1777. Engr. frontisp. - De Reyrac. Hymne au soleil. Amsterdam 1781. Engr. portrait. - De la Rochefoucauld. Maximes et reflexions. Amsterdam 1780. - Rousseau. Oeuvres choiesis. 2 vols. Amsterdam 1777. - Rousseau. Les confessions. 3 vols. Londres 1782. Engr. portrait. - Rousseau. Considerations sur le gouvernement de Pologne. Londres 1782. - Rousseau. Du contrat social. Londres 1782. - Rousseau. Dialogues. 2 vols. Londres 1782. - Rousseau. Discours sur l'origine et les fondemens de l'inegalite. Londres 1782. Engr. frontispiece. - Rousseau. Emile. 4 vols. Londres 1780-81. 8 engr. plates. - Rousseau. La nouvelle Heloise, ou lettres de deux amans. 7 vols. Londres 1781. 12 engr. plates. - Rousseau. Melanges. 6 vols. Londres 1782. Engr. frontisp., 3 engr. plates. - Rousseau. Pieces diverses. 4 vols. Londres 1782. - Le Sage. Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane. 4 vols. Londres 1783. 30 engr. plates. - De Saint-Real. Oeuvres choisies. 4 vols. Londres 1783. - De Saint-Real. Conjuration des Espagnols contre Venise. Paris 1781. - Sapho. Poesies. Amsterdam 1777. Engr. portrait. - Scarron. Roman comique. 3 vols. Londres 1785. Engr. portrait. - Sterne. La vie et les opinions de Tristram Shandy. 4 vols. Londres 1784. Engr. portrait, 7 engr. plates. - Tasso. Aminta. Londra 1783. Engr. title. - Tasso. Jerusalem delivree. 2 vols. Geneve 1777. Engr. portrait. - Thomas a Kempis. De Imitatione Christi. Paris 1782. Engr. frontisp. - Thompson. Les saisons. Amsterdam 1777. Engr. frontisp. - Thompson. Les saisons. Londres 1779. Engr. frontisp. - Vade. Oeuvres completes. 4 vols. Geneve 1777. 53pp engr. musical notes. - Vergier. Oeuvres. Londres 1780. Engr. portrait. - Virgile. Les Georgiques. Geneve 1777. Engr. portrait. - Voltaire. Contes et poesies divers. La Haye 1777. Engr. portrait. - Voltaire. Poemes, epitres et autres poesies. Geneve 1777. Engr. portrait. - Voltaire. La Henriade. Geneve 1778. Engr. frontisp. - Voltaire. Pieces fugitives. Londres 1782. - (Voltaire). La pucelle d'Orleans. Geneve 1777. Engr. frontisp. 227pp. - (Voltaire). La pucelle d'Orleans. Geneve 1777. Engr. frontisp. 300pp. - Voltaire. Theatre. 10 vols. Londres 1782. 33 engr. plates. ----- Under the serial-title: "Bibliotheque Amusante": (Caylus). Soirees du Bois de Boulogne, ou nouvelles francoises et angloises. 2 vols. Londres 1782. - (Crebillon ou Damours). Lettres de Ninon de Lenclos au Marquis de Sevigne; avec sa vie. 2 vols. Londres 1782. - (DuBois Fontanelle). Memoires de M. de Floricourt. 3 vols. Londres 1782. - (Duclos). Histoire de Madame de Luz. Londres 1782. - (La Fayette). La princesse de Cleves. 2 vols. Londres 1782. - Gueullette. Memoires de Mademoiselle de Bontems ou de la Comtesse de Marlou. 2 vols. Londres 1781. - Les amours de Henri IV, Roi de France. 2 vols. Londres 1781. - (Rutledge). Premier et second voyages de Milord de *** a Paris. 3 vols. Londres 1782. - Voltaire. Romans et contes. 4 vols. Londres 1781. - Small monogramed and crowned owner's stamp on all title-pages. - Some labels a bit faded, some volumes with minor rubbing along extremeties. Interiorly clean and crisp throughout. Overall in excellent condition.

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        Stadtplan mit Umgebung, "Plan von der so genannten Insel Potsdam nebst den umliegenden Gegenden mit allerhöchster Königlicher Verwilligung herausgegeben im Jahr 1787".

      . Kupferstich v. Schleuen, dat. 1787, 63,5 x 61,5 (H). Nicht bei Drescher/Kroll: Potsdam, Ansichten aus 3 Jahrhunderten. Früher und sehr seltener Plan von Potsdam, hier vorliegend im 2. Zustand mit einer zusätzlichen Windrose und geänderter Kartuscheneinrahmung. Zeigt auch die Umgebung, u. a. Fahrlandsche See, Glienecke. Caputh, Werder. Oben rechts dek. Rokokokartusche mit Erklärungen zum Plan von A - Z und a - n. - Der Plan war in 15 Segmenten auf Lwd. montiert; hier jetzt restauriert vorliegend, Fehlstellen gefüllt und zusammengesetzt. Aufgezogen.

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        Signed; partially printed, partially manuscript Document of Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

      Very Good. April 5, 1787. Framed land grant to Lt. John Armstrong on vellum with affixed State of Pennsylvania seal: "The Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. To all to whom these presents shall come GREETING: KNOW YE, That in consideration of the services rendered by John Armstrong Leutenant in the late army of the United States there is granted by the said commonwealth unto the said John Armstrong a certain tarct or parcel of land lying in the county of Westmoreland un the third district of the donation Lands Beginning at a maple tree the numbered Corner and running East by Lot N 623 Two hundred and twelve Perches to a maple, thence South by lot N 617. One hundred and sixty perches to a Maple, thence West by lot N 625. Two hundred and twelve perches to a White oak thence North by Lot N 643. One hundred and thirty perches to the place of Beginning Two hundred Acres and allowance of six perchent for roading and...DCXXIV. TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the aid tract or parcel of land, with the appurtenances, unto the said John Armstrong his heirs and assigns forever, to the only proper use and hehalf of the said John Armstrong his Heirs and assigns forever free and clear of all restrictions and reservations as to mines, royalties, quit-rents, or otherwise, excepting and reserving only the fifth part of all gold and silver ore for the use of this commonwealth, to be delivered at the pit's mouth clear of all charges. IN WITNESS whereof His Excellency Benjamin Franklin Esquire, President of the Supreme Exectutive Counicl, hath hereunto set his hand, and caused the state seal to be affixed the fifth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven and the commonwealth the Eleventh. ATTEST James Trimble for John Armstrong... Recently framed in filleted gilt frame with museum non-glare UV block conservation glass ; Autograph; 24 x 21.75 in; Please note this will require additional postage.; Signed by Author .

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        View of Huaheine one of the Society Islands in the South Seas

      London: Thomas Martyn, 1787. Coloured aquatint, 357 x 525 mm., title supplied in calligraphy; mounted and framed; some general ageing but very good. Omai's island. An attractive example of the famous aquatint by John Cleveley, one of the four remarkable views of the Pacific done after the Cook voyages. Huaheine, one of the Tahitian Islands, was of special interest to Cook, as it was here that he decided to leave Omai. 'Cook negotiated with the chieftains of the island for a suitable piece of land… a garden was laid out, on which Cook tells us "Shaddocks, Vines, Pineapples, Millons and several other articles" were planted "all of which were in a flourishing state before we left the island"…' (Joppien & Smith). Omai's house can be seen in the foreground of this superb aquatint, under construction. The original sketches on which this and Cleveley's other three views were based were, according to the prospectus issued for the prints, 'drawn on the spot' by James Cleveley, the ship's carpenter on board Resolution. When the expedition returned to England in October 1780 his brother James, a professional draughtsman, worked up the sketches into finished watercolours. The final works portray the Pacific islands and their inhabitants in a picturesque and idealised manner, which may have had more to do with conforming to European notions of a Pacific Arcadia than with providing specific representations of the islands as they were. The Resolution and Discovery are shown riding at anchor, and the crew can be seen setting out in long-boats accompanied by traditional Tahitian craft - the artist depicts a moment of great serenity and beauty.

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        Le Roi Théodore a Venise Opera Heroï-Comique en Deux Actes et en Vers Libres de G. Paeisiello[!] Traduit de l'Italien par M. Moline. Dediée a Mr. Le Baron de Bagge Chambellan de S.M. le Roi de Prusse... Gravée par Magnian. [Full score]

      Paris: Cousineau. [1787]. Folio. Early marbled paper over vellum, octagonal cut paper label to upper with titling in manuscript. 1f. (recto title, verso publisher's catalogue), 1f. (recto dedication, verso "Personnages") 369 pp. Engraved. With signature of publisher to foot of title and 18th-early 19th century annotations to front free endpaper regarding pieces to be copied. Binding quite worn, rubbed and bumped; joints partially cracked; front free endpaper torn with some loss. Slightly worn and stained; title and dedication leaves detached, creased and slightly ragged at edges; small sewing holes to inner blank margins; some corner tears; tear to pp. 293/294 with repairs; 19th century collection stamp to a number of leaves, including title. . Second Edition, issue without plate number. Lesure p. 479. BUC p. 757. Robinson p. 339. RISM P484. First performed in Vienna at the Burgtheatre on August 23, 1784, at Fontainebleau on October 28, 1786 and at Versailles on November 18 of that year.

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        A Treatise on the Five Orders of Architecture in Which the Principles of That Art are Illustrated By Elegant and Correct Examples Etc

      London: For the Author, 1787. x, 32pp, [2], 22 plates. Recently rebacked and recornered by Temple Bookbinders, smooth back, spine in seven panels, divided by greek key bands, title in gilt to second panel, author to fourth, date to foot, remaining panels with central oblong tool in blind, paste-paper covered boards. Minor rubbing to extremities, paper covering boards chipped to edges with small amounts of loss and slightly rubbed generally. Internally lightly foxed generally, occasionally heavier, especially to title, though the images are generally clean. Small amount of loss to one corner of one plate, not affecting image. Parallel English and French text. With twenty-two aquatint plates. Richardson was seemingly first employed by the Adam brothers, later publishing his works in a similar format to theirs, his books were "remarkably well subscribed by members of the royal family, by the nobility and gentry, by architects in this country and abroad, and by the major furniture makers of the period, Chippendale, Linnell and Ince and Mayhew" (Harris). Abbey, Life 58; Harris 744. First Edition. Half Calf and Boards. Good+. Elephant Folio.

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        Observations Fondamentales sur les Langues Anciennes et Modernes ; ou prospectus de l'ouvrage intitule la langue primitive conservee

      Paris: Barrois, 1787. Quarto, 112pp, bound with two later Hebrew and Arabic grammars, half-title and final two leaves a little chipped, a little foxing and browning yet very good in early nineteenth-century quarter calf (spine scuffed). A rare and eccentric treatise promoting Celtic as the foundation for all languages ancient and modern. The work includes a chapter on Tahiti based upon vocabularies in the voyage accounts of Bougainville and the account of Cook's second voyage published by Georg Forster, who accompanied his father Johann Reinhold Forster on the Resolution. Jacques le Brigant (1720-1804) was a lawyer and keen amateur archaeologist who surveyed and unearthed ancient sites in England and his native province of Brittany. Le Brigant boldly promoted his hypothesis that the ancient language of Brittany was the original Celtic tongue, being composed from pure monosyllabic elements. Yet, like many pioneers of grand historical derivation so fashionable throughout the eighteenth-century, le Brigant went further and expanded his theory to encompass all the languages of the world. The result is an extraordinary book that attempts to prove the common origin of disparate languages including Chinese, Sanskrit and Caribbean, through an admittedly naïve and simplistic process of phonetic comparison. Such speculative theories, so beloved of dilettante scholars such as le Brigant, faced inevitable extinction with the rise of anthropology and scientific linguistics in the mid-nineteenth century. Le Brigant based his phonetic comparisons upon vocabularies from published voyage accounts. The chapter on Tahiti uses word lists from the account of Bougainville who visited Tahiti in 1768, and also from the description by the brilliant naturalist Georg Forster who joined Cook on his second voyage of discovery through the Pacific between 1773-1775. There are two tables for phonetic comparison while a third table compares the spelling of common terms in the texts of Bougainville and Forster. The third table is important given the theory hinges upon phonetic comparison as the etymology of the Tahitian language was not understood. This extraordinary attempt at linguistic and cultural derivation is not hampered by the fact that Polynesian is not a written language. Similarly, the analysis of Chinese and Celtic in this book proceeds with romanised Chinese terms rather than characters (being European interpretations of Chinese words, rather than pure forms). Despite these obvious limitations, le Brigant's enthusiastic optimism is both charming and engaging. The book demonstrates the diverse audience who read contemporary voyage accounts and an esoteric application of fresh knowledge from the farthest corners of the earth. Le Brigant continued to expand his opus, publishing a related text on Celtic origins in Strassbourg in 1779.

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        Münsterische Beiträge zur Geschichte Deutschlands hauptsächlich Westfalen. 3 Teile in 4 Bänden. 1. Band 1787 welcher Nachrichten von den ehemaligen westfälischen Fehm- und Freigerichten, die Geschichte der Entstehung der Herrlichkeiten im Hochstifte Münster, die Geschichte der Häusern und Familie von und zu Merfeld und dabei 150 Urkunden enthält. 175 sowie 419 S. Urkunden. 2. Band 1790 welcher die Geschichte der älteren Verfassung Westfalens insbesondere der Gerichtsanstalten, die Veränderungen, welche Karl der gr. Darin vornahm, einige Folgen dieser Veränderungen, und dabei über siebenzig Urkunden. 258 sowie 406 S. Urkunden. 3. Band 1793. Geschichte der älteren Grafen: Erste Abteilung welche die Grafen als Reichsbeamte im Kriege und Justizwesen aufstellet, die darin bis zum 13ten Jahrhundert vergangenen Veränderungen und den Gang zeiget, wie die Grafen nebst Bischöfen und anderen zur Landeshoheit kamen, dabei die Geschichte der westfälischen Fehm und Freigeriche mit aufnimmt und über 150 Urkunden. 222 S. sowie 416 S. Urkunden. 3. Band 1793 zweite Abteilung welche über 100 Urkunden enthält S. 223 bis s. 786.

      Münster, 1787 - 1793,. 1. Aufl. 17,5 x 11,5 cm. Ledereinbände der zeit mit kl. Fehlstellen und Abschabungen. Buchblöcke größtenteils fleckenfrei und in einem guten Zustand..

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        Über die Springmäuse oder die sämtlichen bis jetzt bekannten Arten der Gattung Dipus.Berlin, Druckerei der Königliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1828. 4to. With 10 numbered hand-coloured lithographs on 6 folding plates by and after J.A. Schmidt. Contemporary marbled boards.

      Nissen, ZBI 2505; not in Wood; for the author: ADB XVIII, pp. 556-557. Scarce and beautifully illustrated monograph on Dipodidae by the German zoologist, physician and explorer Martin Hinrich Carl Lichtenstein (1787-1857), who named some of the described animals. The work comprises a thorough historical survey and detailed descriptions of 14 Dipodidae, a family which is considered today to include over 50 species among 16 genera. Tipped in is a table from Meyer's Palaeologie zur Geschichte der Erde und ihrer Geschöpfe titled 'System der fossilen Saurier nach der Entwicklung ihrer Organe der Bewegung'. Two library stamps on verso of the title-page; ticket on spine. Fine copy.

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        Nouveau traité physique et économique, par forme de dissertations, de toutes les plantes qui croissent sur la surface du globe; ... Seconde édition, revue, corrigé, augmenteé. Paris, the author, 1787-1789. 50 parts in 3 volumes, bound as 1. Folio. With 3 title-pages and 72 engraved flower, fruit and tree plates, coloured as published. Early 19th-century half calf, shell-marbled sides.

      BMC NH, p. 275 (vols. 1-2 only); Pritzel 1332 (vols. 1-2 only); WorldCat (1 copy incl. volume 3); cf. Hunt 625 note & 656 note (Hist. univ. only); Nissen BBI 287 (Hist. univ. only). One of the most complete copies known of a lovely collection of botanical illustrations with accompanying texts, many of medicinal interest, including the extremely rare third volume (with 9 plates). Included are flowers, fruits, trees, a carnivorous plant, tobacco, coffee, tea, cocoa, a durion and many more from around the world. Several Asian plants are drawn in an Asian style with lettering in Chinese characters. The author himself presented the book as a corrected and expanded second edition of his Histoire universelle du règne végétal, but it is in fact "a distinct work" (BMC NH) and the plates in the Histoire are also usually uncoloured.Most copies include only volumes 1 and 2, with 64 or 65 plates in total. The parts were designed to be issued separately as well, and the make-up varies from copy to copy. Most of the parts include the author's advertisements, which help to establish the chronology of both these parts and his other works. Volume 3 is not recorded in the literature, and we located only two other copies that include this volume: one in the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris (although it does not appear in their on-line catalogue), and another in the UB Augsburg, both with an unspecified number of plates.In very good condition, with most leaves untrimmed and with only an occasional tear or stain. The binding is shabby, with the spine damaged and the sides rubbed. One of the most complete copies, with the rare volume 3, of an important botanical publication, with 72 coloured plates.

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        The Columbian Magazine or Monthly Miscellany [Vol. I, issue 13]

      Philadelphia: printed for T. Seddon, W. Spotwood, C. Cist, & J. Trenchard, [September 1787] - The most important issue of this early American magazine, including the first (or second) printing in a magazine of the Constitution of the United States (see pp. 659-665) (CONSTITUTION) 8vo. Engraved general title to vol. I, one engraved plate only [of 2, including plate facing p. 655]. [615-674] pp. Blue sugar paper wrappers, facsimile engraved title cut down and mounted on upper wrapper. Some toning throughout, early manuscript amendment to title with some resultant damage, neatly repaired 1" tear to pp. 659-60, occasional spotting. Provenance: James West (early signature to front blank) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Samtlige Skrivter.

      . 2 bd. Kbhvn. 1787. Med kobberstukket portraet, samt 2 allegoriske titelvignetter og vignetter i teksten, alle stukket af Georg Chr. Schule efter Erik Paulsens tegninger. (24) + (24, subskribenter) + 318; (4) + 344 s. Totalt ubeskaret og meget stort eksemplar pa skrivepapir, indbundet i et samtidig halvlaederbind med rig rygforgyldning. Överste fals smukt repareret. * Eksemplaret har tilhört Geheimerad BOLLE WILLUM LUXDORPH og baerer hans navnetraek pa indersiden af forsatsbladet samt hans super-exlibris pa forpermen. Senere har bogen tilhört C. MOLBECH med hans navnetraek samt arstallet 1810, ligeledes pa forsatsbladet. Et helt usaedvanligt eksemplar med en fantastisk proveniens af den förste samlede udgave af Wessels skrifter. Udgivet pa foranledning af Jens Baggesen, C. Pram og P.J. Monrad. Bibl. Dan. IV, 169..

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        Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect

      Printed for the Authoe and sold by William Creech, Edinburgh 1787 - 8vo. Pp xlviii, 368. Half title page, engraved portrait frontis. Subscribers list. Half calf, re-spined retaining early marbled boards. Soiling to verso of frontis which is trimmed to its outside edge. Title page dusty. Scattered soiling and fingering. A very decent copy. The "Boxburgh" misprint is present as is the misprint "stinking" (page 263). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Map of Eastern Canada, Original Antique Hand Colored, C1787

      Academie Royale des Sciences De Rouen 1787 - Original Antique hand-colored Map of Eastern Canada, the North Sea and Louisiane (Mer Du Nord) Title: Map of Eastern Canada, Louisiane and the North Sea Date: 1787 Approx. Image Size: W: 22 1/2" x H: 13 1/4" An Original 1787 antique, hand-colored, detailed map of Eastern Canada, as well as Louisiane and the Northern Sea. Includes text information about French and English Geographic Possessions. Language: French Cloet. Jean Baptiste Louis Academie Royale des Sciences De Rouen OVER 200 YEARS OLD Condition: Some creasing due to its double paged composition. Slight ink smudges from production lower left corner. Despite minor yellowing from aging, which is natural, it is in excellent condition.

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        Sammandrag af Captain Jacob Cooks tredje Resa , I Söderhafwet och emot Norra Polen

      Uppsala: Johan Edman, 1787. Octavo, with a folding map, woodcut vignette at top of first text page, with the advertisement leaf; a very good copy in contemporary pale half calf over speckled paper boards, spine panelled in gilt, faded red morocco label, a very small chip at head. First Swedish account. The rare first Swedish version of the official account of Cook's third voyage, the first Scandinavian publication relating to Cook's final voyage including the discovery of the Hawaiian Islands. The folding map is of the north Pacific and shows the newly-discovered islands at the base of the image. Although published anonymously, this Swedish compilation based on the official account of the voyage has been attributed by Rolf du Rietz to Samuel Ödmann of Uppsala (see Bibliotheca Polynesiana, 1137). The same Ödmann was editor of the Swedish editions of the First Fleet journals of Hunter and White. The map is signed at the bottom right "G.B. sc."; this is perhaps the famous cartographer Gabriel Boding (1714-1790), or may be the much younger engraver Gustaf Broling (1766-1838). A final leaf of publisher's advertisements (missing from some copies but present here) includes a notice of the 1783 Swedish edition of Cook's second voyage.

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        Sir Hugh Palliser Bart

      London: published by the artist, 1787. Mezzotint three-quarter length portrait, trimmed very close to the plate mark, a few spots and some rubbing but overall an excellent impression. Cook's patron. Rare and impressive portrait of one of Cook's great friends and champions. Palliser (1722-1796) was born in Yorkshire, entering the Royal Navy as an eleven year-old. He went on to command several ships, notably during the War of the Austrian Succession and on board the Eagle during the Seven Years War. In 1762 he was sent to Newfoundland, and was appointed Governor in 1764. He and Cook travelled to Newfoundland together on the Lark, renewing an acquaintance that had begun much earlier. Palliser was particularly active in encouraging Cook to pursue his charting of Newfoundland, and the two men became friends. Palliser went on to serve as Comptroller of the Navy for the decisive years of 1770 through to 1775, where he was active in promoting the second voyage in particular. He retired from public life to his estate Vache, in Buckinghamshire, where he erected a monument to Cook after hearing of his death at Hawaii. One of the most important manuscripts to survive from the great explorer, his first voyage log, is known even today as the "Palliser log" on account of its early ownership.

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        PHARMACOPOEA GANDAVENSIS NIBILISSIMI SENATUS JUSSU RENOVATA

      MAIRE, Ludovici le, gent 1787 - Adjunctae sunt variae anotationes criticae & instructivae à P VAN BAVEGHEM EJUSDEM URBIS PHARMACOPOAE GAVDAVI,TYPIS Ludobvici De maire,in Diribitorio M.D. CC. LXXXVII 1 Vol 8vo 192 pp. origineel calf - goede staat [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The series of four separately issued coloured aquatint views of the Pacific : View of Owhyhee, one of the Sandwich Islands; View of Morea, or Eimo, one of the Society Islands; View of Huaheine, one of the Society Islands, showing the Resolution and Discovery at anchor in the magnificent harbour of O Wharre; View of Charlotte Sound in New Zealand [sic; actually Matavai Bay, Tahiti]

      London, 1787. The complete set of four aquatints, each 440 x 600 mm., handcoloured; a fine set; some very light foxing but complete with full captions (often lacking), mounted and framed. Cleveley's wonderful Pacific visions. A full set of the four beautiful handcoloured aquatints, prepared from watercolours by John Cleveley after original drawings made by his brother James in the South Seas. Perhaps the most magnificent Pacific marine prints ever issued, they have been described as 'the kind of prints that anyone who travelled with Cook, whether officer, midshipman or able seaman, might want to possess to remind him and his family of the days when he travelled with Cook' (Joppien & Smith). Each of the four images shows Resolution and Discovery at anchor in the Society and Sandwich islands. The settings are ideals of Pacific beauty, and particularly of the moments of contact between the European crews and the islanders; whether it is a peaceful transaction being carried out alongside a beached cutter, or the colour and violence of Cleveley's version of Cook's death in Kealakekua Bay. They are based on designs by James Cleveley, who was ship's carpenter on the expedition; although not formally trained, he appears to have been a proficient artist. After the voyage returned to England in October 1780 his brother John, a professional draughtsman, took the sketches made on the voyage ("drawn on the spot", according to the original prospectus issued for the prints), and worked them up into finished watercolours. John Cleveley was a maritime painter who followed in the tradition established by his father. He was known for his watercolours and his skill as a draughtsman, and it was this renown that led to his being appointed draughtsman to Sir Joseph Banks' voyage to Iceland in 1772 (after Banks' famous withdrawal from Cook's second voyage). These aquatints were prepared in 1787-8. In the process of preparing them for European eyes, the landscape has been tamed and the islanders portrayed in a manner both dignified and classical. The finished works portray the Pacific islands and their inhabitants in a picturesque and idealised manner, which perhaps has more to do with conforming to European notions of a Pacific Arcadia than specific representations of the islands as they were. Rare in any state, this excellent set retains the original captions, which are often lacking.

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        Owned by FDR! Original cartoon artwork depicting President Franklin D. Roosevelt, addressed to Hyde Park, postmarked and delivered to him ? from FDR?s own ?Bouquets & Brickbrats? collection, exhibited in 1946

      Envelope with an original color drawing of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 3¢ Ordinance of 1787 stamp affixed, postmarked Chicago, Illinois, October 8, 1937, 6.5? x 3.75?. Return address: ?Dan Glassman / 1524 S. Harding Ave. / Chicago, Ill.? With the drawing and ?Hyde Park / New York? inked on the envelope, it was delivered to the President.Affixed onto a vintage original White Ace stamp album page with an FDR photograph at top left, headed ?Franklin Delano Roosevelt / Postage Stamp Issues.?In 1946, auctioneers H.R. Harmer Inc. sold the entire valuable stamp collection of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Our own John Reznikoff knew Bernard Harmer, who sold the FDR Collection, personally. As a young dealer in the late 1970s, Reznikoff recalls discussing the Collection with Harmer who said that FDR was very visual and particular about what he bought for his own stamp collection. Stamp dealer Jacques MInkus (1901-1996), owner of the stamp departments at the Gimbel Brothers department

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        Papiere eines Verstorbenen. Ein Vermächtnis für die Lebenden. Herausgegeben von der Wittib des braunen Mannes. Für die Leipziger Jubilate-Messe.

      [Basel], [Flick] 1787.. 8°. 344 S., 2 w. Bll. Mit einer gest. Porträt-Vignette auf Titelbl. (J. del., Dunker sc.) und einigem Holzschnitt-Zierrat. Halblederband der Zeit. m. kl. Fileten, Zierleisten und Titel auf mont. Papierschildchen in Goldpräg. auf Rücken, Deckelbezügen aus Sprenkelpapier u. umseit. Rotschnitt. Rü. etw. berieben, Ecken bestoßen, Signatur v. alter Hd. auf flieg. Vorsatz, papierbed. leicht gebräunt, aber im Text kaum Gebrauchsspuren.. Hayn-Got. VI, 26 f.; VD18 10722017 nicht bei Holzmann/Bohatta. - Seltene Sammlung von 60 Aufsätzen eines anonymen, für uns nicht zu ermittelnden Verfassers. Lediglich die Badische Landesbibliothek gibt den deutschen Schriftsteller Johann Gottwerth Müller als Verfasser an, was sich aber nicht verifizieren lässt. "Diese Papiere fanden sich unter Schloß und Riegel nach dem Tode meines Vetters AB. CD. in einer zinnernen Kapsel, korrekt geschrieben, und als ein Vermächtnis seinen Erben geheiliget. Diese guten einfältigen Leute bezeugten aber so wenig Gefallen an diesen Dokumenten .. daß ich sie gegen ein Equivalent in dem Vorsatze erhandelte, dem grossen deutschen Publikum damit ein Geschenk zu machen." (Aus dem Vorwort). - Mit Kapiteln über: 'Ueber die Verbesserung der deutschen Dialekte' / 'Seyd sparsam mit euren Kohlen!' / 'Etwas von unnützen Menschen' / 'Schreiben von Wittwenklöstern' / 'Schreiben eines Hypochondristen über die Begräbnisse in Kirchen und auf Kirchhöfen' / 'Ueber das Spiel' / 'Der Mann und das Weib' etc.

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