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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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        Discourses on Various Subjects, including several on particular occasions. Birmingham: printed for the Author, by Pearson and Rollason and sold by J. Johnson, London, 1787.

      - 8vo, xvi, 464 pp., contemporary calf, spine with raised bands and red morocco label, engraved armorial bookplate of William King Atkinson, a nice copy. First edition of this collection of his own sermons by Priestley, including five never printed before: Of the danger of bad habits; The duty of not being ashamed of the gospel; Glorying in the cross of Christ; Taking the cross and following Christ; The evidence of Christianity from the persecution of Christians. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage au Cap de Bonne-Espérance , et Autour du Monde avec le Capitaine Cook, et principalement dans le pays des Hottentots et des Caffres

      Paris: chez Buisson, 1787. Two volumes, quarto, with a folding map and 16 engraved plates, some folding; a good copy in contemporary mottled calf. First edition in French. Cook's second voyage and travels in South Africa, by the famous Swedish naturalist. This is the first edition in French, the most profusely illustrated of the early editions of the book. This is an example of the quarto version (an octavo version appeared simultaneously). Sparrman, professor of zoology at Uppsala University, was in South Africa when Cook's second voyage called there in 1772; Forster engaged him to accompany the expedition as assistant naturalist. Though much of his book is a narrative of travels in Africa with emphasis on its flora and fauna (and a remarkable series of plates on termites and their habitations), he includes an interesting account of his voyage with Cook in the first volume - as Hocken notes, 'Hairbreadth escape from collision of the two ships, not mentioned elsewhere. Shocking details as to the food on board. Described the plants which Georg Forster drew… Both interesting and amusing…'. Sparrman published an expanded Swedish version of his account of the voyage in 1802 (with a second volume in 1818), but this account in its various versions was the only eighteenth-century text by this member of the second voyage.

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        Voyage au Cap de Bonne-Espérance , et autour du Monde avec le Capitaine Cook

      Paris: Buisson, 1787. Three volumes, octavo, with a folding chart and 15 engraved folding plates; a fine set in contemporary French quarter calf, flat spines with double labels. First French edition. An attractive copy of the first octavo edition in French, published simultaneously with a quarto edition. Sparrman, professor of zoology at Uppsala University, was in South Africa when the Resolution and Adventure called in 1772. Johann Reinhold Forster engaged him to accompany the expedition as assistant naturalist. Though most of the account is a narrative of Sparrman's travels in Africa with emphasis on its flora and fauna and containing a remarkable series of plates on termites and their habitations, he includes an interesting account of his voyage with Cook in the first volume. Sparrman published an expanded version of this voyage in 1802 (with a second volume in 1818) but this account, which was widely read and translated, remains the only eighteenth-century text by this important member of the second voyage.

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        Bibliothecae Academicae Ingolstadiensis Incunabula Typographica

      ...illustravit Sebastianus Seemiller. 4 p.l., 192 pp.; xvi, 174, [10] pp.; 2 p.l., 196 pp.; viii, 160, [21] pp. Four vols. in one. Large 4to, early 19th-cent. calf (rebacked, occasional foxing, light dampstaining in outer margins of early leaves of Vol. IV), spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Ingolstadt: J.W. Krüll, 1787-88-89-92. The rare and excellent catalogue of the incunabula at Ingolstadt in Bavaria, described by Buzas as the first satisfactory catalogue of incunabula ever issued. "Cet ouvrage, qui contient la description de plus de dix-sept cent éditions du quinzième siècle, est estimé et digne d'être consulté par tous les bibliographes. L'auteur donne une description très détaillée des volumes, et souvent indique sommairement ce qu'ils renferment."-Peignot, p. 270. Seemiller (1752-98), was librarian of the University. Fine copy. Bookplate of the Bibliotheca Lindesiana. From the library of Eric H.L. Sexton, the noted collector of incunabula. ❧ Buzas, Deutsche Bibliotheksgeschichte der Neuzeit (1500-1800), p. 55. .

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        Éloge du Capitaine Cook. Par M. Blanc Gilli, de Marseille

      Paris: chez Morin, 1787. Octavo, 118 pp. (last blank), a fine copy in period-style red crushed morocco, spine gilt with raised bands. A very scarce book: this florid and rather entertaining elegy for Cook, published in Paris, is testament to the esteem in which he was held as a navigator and scientist in France. In the preface the author states that Cook was as widely respected in France as in England, 'a statement which is borne out by the fact that the centenary of his death was celebrated in Paris but not in London' (Holmes). The elegy is a glowing narrative of Cook's life and voyages enriched with a 24 page appendix (including notes on other voyagers to the South Seas, Cook's importance to the history of astronomy, and references to contemporary philosophers such as Rousseau). Mathieu Blanc Gilli, a resident of Marseilles, was a politically active pamphleteer who served briefly in the Legislative Assembly before falling foul of rivals during the French Revolution and retiring to an obscure provincial post. Gilli published on a wide range of reforms, including an abolitionist pamphlet critical of the plantation system in Santo Domingo. Forbes only located copies in the Mitchell and three American libraries (including the Sir Maurice Holmes copy at UCLA). The National Library of Australia has since acquired a copy.

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        ALPHABET TARTARE - MANTCHOU, dedie a l'Academie Royale des Inscriptions et Belles - Lettres, avec des details sur les lettres et l'ecriture des Mantchoux.

      Paris, imprime par Fr. Ambr. Didot l'aine, avec les caracteres graves par Firmin Didot son 2d fils, 1787.FIRST EDITION 1787, 4to, approximately 260 x 200 mm, 10¼ x 8 inches, printer's device on title page, pages: (4), (1) - 24, complete with half - title, bound in dark blue half calf over dark blue boards, gilt raised bands and rules to spine, gilt lettering and gilt floral motif in compartments. Corners slightly worn, head and tail of spine slightly rubbed, spine gilt rather dull, a few tiny scrapes and marks to boards, front inner paper hinge cracked, armorial bookplate on front pastedown, faint foxing to half - title and final leaf, otherwise a very good clean copy. Cordier, Bibliotheca Sinica, Volume IV, 2753. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Autograph letter signed, to Georg Forster , informing him of the cancellation of their proposed voyage to the Pacific and Australia

      Kronstadt: 26 November, 1787. Single sheet of laid paper, 232 x 382 mm., folded to letter size, watermark "J. Honig & Zoonen", written in French in a neat and legible hand, signed "G. Moulowsky", noted as received on 1 January 1788; old folds, chipped along inner margin, in excellent condition. Cancellation of the Russian voyage to New Holland. An exceptional survival: the Russian commander Grigory Mulovsky writes to Georg Forster informing him of the cancellation of their proposed voyage to the Pacific and Australia. In April 1787 Catherine the Great commissioned Mulovsky as commander of a squadron destined to carry out a voyage to the Pacific Ocean, Japan and the western coast of America. Five ships - four naval vessels and a transport - were to have taken part, with officers and crew recruited from around the world: indeed, one of the driving forces in planning the expedition was James Trevenen, a midshipman on Cook's third voyage, who first discussed his idea with the Russian ambassador in London as an attempt to circumvent the monopoly of the British South Sea Company. Trevenen was so convinced of the reality of his Russian appointment that he did not push to be granted an appointment for which he was being sponsored by Alexander Dalrymple: the Bounty, newly commissioned for the breadfruit voyage. Mulovsky's voyage was openly modelled on the discoveries of Captain Cook and was intended as a Russian riposte to British ambitions in the region, much in the same way that the French had appointed La Pérouse and the Spanish Malaspina. It is considered very likely that Mulovsky would have visited the new colony at Port Jackson, much like the French and Spanish expeditions: if this had eventuated it would have been an incredible opportunity for Forster to judge the merits of his early essay on Botany Bay, "Neuholland und die brittische Colonie in Botany Bay", published in a Berlin journal in 1787. This expertise was all the more reason, of course, to ask Georg Forster to join the expedition. Forster had sailed as a young man on Cook's imposing second voyage, and although relations between the Forsters and the British Admiralty soured, Georg had forged a career as a Pacific expert, partly because of his firsthand experience, and partly because of his continuing research. He was approached by Mulovsky in person and offered a position as naturalist and "scientific commander" in June 1787; the same month Forster wrote to his friend Thomas Soemmering inviting him to join an expedition which 'will visit England, Lisbon, Madeira, Brazil, the Cape of Good Hope, New Holland, New Zealand, the Friendly, Society and Sandwich Islands, the Coast of America, Kurile Islands, Japan and China - and everywhere our zeal for Science will be left unhindered' (Forster to Soemmerring, 17 June 1787, Georg Forsters Werke, Berlin, 1978, vol. 14, p. 696). Sadly, the hoped for expedition never materialised as the Russian Navy became increasingly immured in war with the Sultan of Turkey. As this letter confirms, the Pacific voyage was finally cancelled in 1787; Mulovsky died two years later during the war with Sweden. The letter is sent from the Russian naval capital Kronstadt, and dated 26 November 1787, old calendar (7 December 1787 in the modern calendar). The letter, written in rather halting French, informs Forster about the cancellation of their planned voyage ('Je suis bien fachée de vous apprendre que mon Expédition n'a plus lieu et que par concequand, tous ceux que vous aurez peut engagée…'). Mulovsky also comments that he has written a second letter to Soemmering as well, and he stresses that there is no personal conflict behind the cancellation. hoping that their relationship will continue to be amicable. This letter was transcribed as part of the East German publication of Forster's Werke, although it was only located in time for the appendix volume (see Georg Forsters Werke, Briefe 1792 bis 1794 und Nachträge, Berlin, 1989, volume 17, p. 541; the editors remark that the letter only became known to them during the printing of the book). Added to the original letter is a typescript transcription, plus three typescript pages with further research. It seems that these typescripts were prepared by the editors of the multi-volume Werke. See Robert J. King's recent article, 'The Mulovsky expedition and Catherine II's North Pacific empire', Australian Slavonic and East European Studies, 21:1/2 (2007).

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        Schiffe unter vollen Segeln vor der Küste.

      . Aquarell in Grau und Braun, über leichter Bleistiftskizze, auf gelblichem Velin, links unten signiert "G:W: Opdenhoff.". 23:35 cm. Mit leichten Restaurierungen in den oberen Ecken. Provenienz: Sammlung Adolf Gruis, Berlin, (nicht bei Lugt). Bildmäßig durchgeführtes Seestück, das ganz in der langen Tradition holländischer Marinemalerei steht.. Opdenhoff war Schüler des Landschaftsmalers A. Schelfhout (1787-1870) in Den Haag und des Marinemalers J.Chr. Schotel (1787-1838). Er lebte und arbeitete hauptsächlich in den Niederlanden (Rotterdam, Den Haag und Breda), aber auch für kurze Zeit in Frankreich. Opdenhoff malte vorwiegend Landschaften und Marinen.

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        Landschaft mit Aquädukt in der Nähe von Sala Baganza mit figürlicher Staffage.

      . Feder und Pinsel in Braun, mit brauner Feder umrandet, auf Bütten, verso bezeichnet "Daniel Dupre". 25,6:28,8 cm. - Mit einem Löchlein rechts von der Figurengruppe. Dasselbe Motiv, 1787 entstanden, mit wenigen Veränderungen, so fehlt die rastende Bauernfamilie rechts samt den vier Schafen, wurde 2004 bei Sotheby's Amsterdam angeboten (vgl. Katalog: Old Master Drawings. 2.11.2004, Nr. 158). Eine signierte und 1796 datierte Zeichnung, die denselben Aquädukt, aber von der anderen Seite zeigt, befindet sich im Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge/Mass. (Inv. Nr. 1898.40). Vergleichsliteratur: A. Mongan/P.J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, 3 Bde., Cambridge 1940, Bd. I, Nr. 562, Bd. III, Abb. 282. Sala Baganza liegt südwestlich von Parma.. Nach einer Zeichenausbildung bei J. van Dregt (1737-1807) ging Daniel Dupre an die Amsterdamer Zeichenakademie und wurde Schüler von J. Andriessen (1742-1819). Danach unternahm er Studienreisen in die Schweiz und an den Rhein. Eine Fahrt nach Rom 1786 konnte er Dank der Unterstützung der "holländischen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften" zu Haarlem unternehmen, von der er erst annährend fünf Jahre später zurückkehren sollte. Nach seiner Rückkehr nach Amsterdam konzentrierte Dupre sich auf die italienisierende Landschaftsmalerei und beteiligte sich regelmäßig an den Ausstellungen seiner Geburtsstadt. Bekanntheit erlangte Dupre weniger wegen seiner künstlerischen Qualitäten, vielmehr wegen der sorgfältigen Ausführung und getreuen Wiedergabe berühmter Plätze in Italien. Zeichnungen seiner Hand werden u.a. im Teyler-Museum, Amsterdam, und im British Museum, London, aufbewahrt.

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        Azémor ou Tableau des Moeurs et Coutumes du Pays de Solamir

      Paris: Chez les Libraires Associes, 1787. Two volumes, duodecimo; contemporary French quarter calf, boards rubbed, some chipping to spines. The very rare first edition of this work, which purports to be the translation of an ancient text describing an expedition to "Solamir" in North Africa. The young Greek Azémor, travelling with Tiresias in order to learn the ways of government, journeys to Solamir, known only to a few Europeans, and which can only be reached after journeying right across Egypt. Described as one of the most beautiful nations in the world, it has for centuries dwelt in the peace and repose of temperate laws allied with the naturally amiable disposition of the locals. Tiresias comments: 'Je connais un pays dans l'univers, où les vices répandus sur la surface du Globe n'ont point encore pénétré. Cette contrée heureuse est Solamir'. Enchanted, Azémor describes the felicity of the utopian society and proceeds to fall in love with Tiresias's daughter Mirza. The later books chronicle Azémor's travels throughout the world before his eventual return and marriage. Azémor was published in two volumes in Paris in 1787, the author identified only as "M. de P." However, recent research by Ray Howgego effectively confirms that the author was the French soldier, historian and military tactician François Jacques Maximilien de Chastenet (1716-82), marquis de Puységur (hence "M. de P."). This attribution is confirmed by a manuscript note inscribed in a single copy of another book by the marquis titled Considérations sur l'Influence des Moeurs dans l'État militaire des Nations ('London', i.e. Paris, 1788) and imprinted 'par l'auteur d'Azémor'. The note, inscribed on the back of the half title page, clearly attributes this book, and hence Azémor, to Chastenet. Little is known of Chastenet's life except that he followed his more famous father into the army and was the recipient of numerous military honours, becoming maréchal de France, lieutenant general, and in 1782, the year of his death, commander of the royal and military order of St Louis. He died on 2 February 1782. His books include a study of Chinese military tactics, État actuel de l'art et de la science militaire à la Chine (Paris, 1773); a tactical study titled Art de la Guerre (Paris, 1748); and a critique of the place of the church in French society, Discussion intéressante sur la prétention du clergé d'être le premier ordre d'un État, which was censured by the authorities in 1768. His only novel, a 'roman sans aventure, et écrit avec esprit, par un homme du monde', was Histoire de Madame de Bellerive, ou, Principes sur l'amour et sur l'amitié ('London', i.e. Paris, 1768). The book exists only in the first edition and has never been reprinted.

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        Academy For Grown Horsemen, An

      London: Printed for W. Dickinson, S. Hooper, and Mess. Robinsons, 1787. - How Not To Ride a Horse[BUNBURY, Henry]. GAMBADO, 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, S. Hooper, and Mess. Robinsons, 1787. First edition. Folio (12 3/4 x 9 in; 320 x 228 mm). xx, 38 pp. Twelve hand-colored stipple-engraved plates. Bound in contemporary quarter red straight-grained morocco over marbled boards.Gambano?s droll classic on horsemanship featuring Bunbury?s humorous caricatures. The plates typically in sepia only, here hand-colored. A "singulier ouvrage" (Brunet). "Gambado is said to have been Francis Grose, compiler of A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue" (Riely, John C. Horace Walpole and ?the Second Hogarth?, in Eighteenth Century Studies, Vol. 9, No. 1, Autumn, 1975). In addition to his works on antiquities, satiric essays, and volumes on non-standard words and meanings, Francis Grose (1731-1791) wrote Rules for Drawing Caricaturas: with an Essay on Comic Painting (1788); "though only an indifferent draughtsman, he mixed with professional and amateur artists, and exhibited at the Society of Artists in 1767?8 and at the Royal Academy in the nine years following" (Oxford Online DNB) - the frontispiece portrait of "Gambado," unsigned (all other signed Bunbury), bears an uncanny resemblance to Grose: a "stocky, corpulent figure which Grose himself caricatured (DNB)," perhaps here. The author of the text, however, was likely Bunbury, not Grose.The Plates:Portrait of Gambado (unsigned. By Francis Grose?)The Mistaken NotionA Bit of BloodOne Way to Stop Your HorseHow to Ride Genteel and Agreeable Down HillHow to Lose Your WayHow to Turn Any Horse, Mare, or GeldingHow to Stop Your Horse at PleasureHow to be Run Away WithHow to Pass a CarriageHow to Ride a Horse on Three LegsHow to Ride Up Hyde ParkHuth 52. Graesse III,22. Lowndes 860. Podeschi 90. Lewine 204. Allibone, vol I, p.282. Brunet II, 1474. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Collection of 24 original aquatints and soft-ground etchings

      London: from, 1787. A collection of 24 prints, with various finishes ranging from sepia to fully coloured, various sizes (mainly about 450 x 550 mm.); mounted. A substantial collection of proof prints by Cook's great artist. An exceptional collection of proof and trial printings of Webber's famous images of the Pacific, based on his graphic record of Cook's third voyage. A summary of the collection is given below: a fuller description is available on request. In 1786 Webber had exhibited his South Seas paintings at the Royal Academy. Encouraged by the response, he embarked on a collaboration with the aquatint artist Marie Catherina Prestel, recently arrived in London from Frankfurt. Together they completed four aquatint views, all of which are very rare today. All four are included here in early issues. Webber subsequently abandoned these experiments in aquatint engraving, and his relationship with Prestel, in favour of the new technique of soft-ground etching. By August 1788 he had produced the first three of the sixteen soft-ground etchings that would ultimately form the series published as Views in the South Seas of 1809, perhaps the most beautiful of all view books on the Pacific. Such was the publication's success that later issues of the plates were still being sold decades into the nineteenth century. Webber's experimental printings of his images, from the early aquatints made with Prestel (only one of which survived to appear in the Views: see number 19 below) through various trials in the late 1780s, are all rare and desirable. Although Joppien and Smith have described known survivals in some detail, the individual pieces here often vary from those descriptions in detail or in such aspects as the colour of wash used. A collection as extensive as this sheds remarkable light on the processes involved, and represents a highly important graphic archive. It includes early versions of a remarkable proportion of the images that would later appear in Webber's book: twelve of the final sixteen images are seen here in twenty-one versions. References to JS below are to Rudiger Joppien's and Bernard Smith's The Art of Captain Cook's Voyages, Volume 3 Catalogue, OUP, 1987. References to Views are to Webber's Views in the South Seas. A View in Matavai, Otaheite (Webber & Prestel; not published in Views). 1. First aquatint issue. Aquatint in sepia tones on laid paper, 1787. 'There can be no doubt that the drawing represents one of the most romantic and tropical scenes encountered during the voyage' (JS). The image had earlier been trialled as a line etching in November 1786, but Webber decided instead to experiment with the newly-arrived aquatint technique in collaboration with Marie Catherine Prestel. JS 3.120Ac. View in Ulietea (Webber & Prestel; not published in Views). 2. Second issue dated 1788, uncoloured sepia aquatint. Two states of an earlier issue dated 1787 are identified by JS. No other version of the image appears to exist. JS 3.157Ac. View in Annamooka (Webber & Prestel; not published in Views). 3. Early issue. Uncoloured sepia aquatint on laid paper, 1788. Other examples are dated 1787 but JS note the British Museum version of the print which is also dated 1788. JS 3.344Ab. View in Queen Charlotte's Sound, New Zealand (Views, plate 1). 4. First issue, signed "J. Webber", tinted state, 1790. Soft-ground etching on wove paper tinted in brown & grey wash. Early issue before the letters "R.A." added to Webber's signature. JS 3.21Aa. 5. First issue, coloured state, 1790. A fully handcoloured version of the uncoloured print. JS 3.21Aa. 6. Second issue, signed "J. Webber R.A.", uncoloured state, 1790. Soft-ground etching on wove paper, printed in outline only in sepia. Perhaps a trial pull before addition of washes, or an impression with outline printing produced for subsequent colouring. JS 3.21Aa note refers but does not identify this state. 7. Second issue, tinted state, 1790. Soft-ground etching on wove paper with blue-grey wash. JS 3.21Aa note. Boats of the Friendly Islands (Views, plate 2). 8. First issue, tinted state. Soft-ground etching with blue-grey wash, 1791. The only recorded issue of this image other than the version later produced for Views. In terms of colouring this does not exactly correspond with JS who identify coloured and brown & grey wash states. JS 3.73Aa. View in the Island of Cracatoa (Views, plate 4). 9. Early issue as a soft-ground etching with blue-grey wash, 1789. An apparently earlier example noted by JS (unique copy in British Museum) is probably a proof before letters of this issue. JS 3.410Ab. A View in Oheitepeha Bay (Views, plate 5). 10. First issue, uncoloured state. Soft-ground etching on wove paper, printed in outline only in sepia, 1791. The only issue identified by JS. Perhaps a trial pull like (6). JS 3.92Aa. Waheiadooa, Chief of Oheitepeha (Views, plate 6). 11. First issue, uncoloured state. Soft-ground etching on wove paper, printed in outline only in sepia, 1789. The only recorded issue of this image other than the version later produced for Views. Perhaps a trial pull like (6). JS 3.95Aa. View of the Harbour of Taloo (Views, plate 7). 12. First issue, tinted state. Soft-ground etching on wove paper with blue-grey wash, 1789. Evidently the only issue of this other than its later appearance in Views. This is one of two states, priority of which is uncertain. It does not exactly correspond with JS who describe a different state of the colouring (brown & grey wash). JS 3.138Aa. 13. First issue, uncoloured state. Uncoloured etching on wove paper, printed in outline only in sepia, 1789. Perhaps a trial pull like (6). JS 3.138Aa. A Toopapaoo of a Chief (Views, plate 8). 14. Unrecorded first issue as a soft-ground etching, evidently a trial proof before letters, c.1789. This follows Webber's original drawing and is oriented the same way, whereas the print first issued in 1789 and later in 1809 is reversed. There are various differences between the images (for example the arrangement of stones beneath the Toopapaoo in this version is closer to the drawing. JS 146 for the drawing. The Narta, or Sledge for Burdens (Views, plate 10). 15. First issue, soft-ground etching with blue-grey wash, 1789. The image only otherwise appears as a coloured aquatint in Views. JS 3.340Aa. View in Macao, Including the residence of Camoens (Views, plate 12). 16. First issue, soft-ground etching with blue-grey wash, 1788. JS 3.372Ba. View in Macao (Views, plate 13). 17. First issue, tinted state, 1788. Soft-ground etching on wove paper with blue-grey wash. JS 3.372Aa. 18. First issue, coloured state, 1788. Handcoloured soft-ground etching on wove paper. A rare fully coloured version of Webber's Macao view. It has been suggested with this example that the colouring may have been done by Webber himself as it is particularly accomplished. JS 3.372Aa. View in Pulo Condore (Webber & Prestel; Views, plate 14). 19. Early issue, aquatint printed in sepia tones on laid paper, 1787. JS identify two early pulls from the same plate evidently before letters, one of them captioned in manuscript by Webber. This was the only image of the four early aquatints deriving from the Webber/Prestel collaboration to be re-engraved for Views. JS 397Ac. 20. Early (variant) issue, aquatint printed in sepia on laid paper, 1787. Varies from (19) considerably in tonal quality, this example with less subtlety. JS 397Ac. 21. Unrecorded early issue on wove paper, handcoloured aquatint, 1787. Perhaps like (18) coloured by Webber himself: all other early versions of this print are on laid paper. JS 397Ac. 22. Later issue, aquatint in sepia tones on wove paper, printed in Frankfurt c.1820 by C.E.G. Prestel, presumably Marie Prestel's husband. It is not clear how this plate came to be in Frankfurt: perhaps Prestel took the trial aquatint plates back to Germany with her. Not noted by JS. Plantain Tree, in the Island of Cracatoa (Views, plate 15). 23. First issue, uncoloured state. Softground etching on wove paper, 1788. Finished with blue-grey wash. JS 3.414Aa. 24. First issue, coloured state, 1788. Rare fully coloured version of Webber's justly famous image of lush tropical vegetation. Perhaps like (18) coloured by Webber himself: the colouring here is especially subtle and accomplished. JS 3.414Aa.

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        Voyage au Cap de Bonne-Espérance , et Autour du Monde avec le Capitaine Cook, et principalement dans le pays des Hottentots et des Caffres?

      chez Buisson, Paris 1787 - Two volumes, quarto, with a folding map and 16 engraved plates, some folding; a good copy in contemporary mottled calf. First edition in French. Cook's second voyage and travels in South Africa, by the famous Swedish naturalist. This is the first edition in French, the most profusely illustrated of the early editions of the book. This is an example of the quarto version (an octavo version appeared simultaneously). Sparrman, professor of zoology at Uppsala University, was in South Africa when Cook's second voyage called there in 1772; Forster engaged him to accompany the expedition as assistant naturalist. Though much of his book is a narrative of travels in Africa with emphasis on its flora and fauna (and a remarkable series of plates on termites and their habitations), he includes an interesting account of his voyage with Cook in the first volume - as Hocken notes, 'Hairbreadth escape from collision of the two ships, not mentioned elsewhere. Shocking details as to the food on board. Described the plants which Georg Forster drew? Both interesting and amusing?'. Sparrman published an expanded Swedish version of his account of the voyage in 1802 (with a second volume in 1818), but this account in its various versions was the only eighteenth-century text by this member of the second voyage. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Voyage au Cap de Bonne-Espérance , et autour du Monde avec le Capitaine Cook?

      Buisson, Paris 1787 - Three volumes, octavo, with a folding chart and 15 engraved folding plates; a fine set in contemporary French quarter calf, flat spines with double labels. First French edition. An attractive copy of the first octavo edition in French, published simultaneously with a quarto edition. Sparrman, professor of zoology at Uppsala University, was in South Africa when the Resolution and Adventure called in 1772. Johann Reinhold Forster engaged him to accompany the expedition as assistant naturalist. Though most of the account is a narrative of Sparrman's travels in Africa with emphasis on its flora and fauna and containing a remarkable series of plates on termites and their habitations, he includes an interesting account of his voyage with Cook in the first volume. Sparrman published an expanded version of this voyage in 1802 (with a second volume in 1818) but this account, which was widely read and translated, remains the only eighteenth-century text by this important member of the second voyage. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Maine Islands Bill of Sale for Hog Island, Little Hog Island, Pond Island, Little Sprucehead Island, Beach Island, Horse Head I

      1787 - This is a four page folded document, with each page measuring about 12-1/2 inches by 7-3/4 inches. It records the sale of islands in Penobscot Harbor from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to Cotton Tufts on Feb. 24, 1787. It has been folded an additional 6 ways, with the lower half of the document almost fully detached. The main text is still on a complete sheet, with one of the 3 lower signatures, the other 2 signatures being on the detaching section. A blank section on another page has detached. The text reads: "Boston February 24th 1787 / It is hereby certified to all to whom it may concern that the subscribers / a Committee for the sale of eastern lands have by their deed dated the Seventh / instant in behalf of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts sold to the honora / :ble Cotton Tufts esq the following islands lying south of Cape Rosa, near / the mouth of Penobscot River - viz Hog Island containing about Forty / Seven acres - Pond Island containing about thirty two acres - Western / Island containing about Sixteen acres - Little Hog Island containing about / Twenty seven acres - Little spruce head Island containing about forty acres, and / Beach Island containing about sixty four acres, together with a Small Island / called Horse head Island, and two other small Islands one laying between Hog / Island & Beach Island, the other near to almost adjoining Pond Island - / Saml Phillips junr / Nath Wells / Rufus Putnam". The back page has the inscription on one small fold: "The Committee / Certificate of the / Sale of Islands / To Hon-bl Cotton Tufts Esq". The paper is still supple and has a few small stains. There is some small loss of paper in the folds, with the only loss of text being the "lip" in Saml Phillips name.

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        Gesellenbrief mit reicher Kupferstich-Bordüre und Ansicht von Erfurt, ausgestellt für den Perückenmacher-Gesellen Johann Wollfried Schierietz aus Leipzig am 1. Februar 1787.

      Erfurt, 1787.. circa 35 x 41,8 cm. 1 Blatt verso alte Reisenotizen. Sehr dekorativer Gesellenbrief mit papiergedecktem Siegel und mehreren Unterschriften der Meister der Perrückenmacher-Innung in Erfurt. Umgeben von Rankenbordüre, oben Wappen, unten schön Gesamtansicht der Stadt Erfurt. - Papierbedingt gebräunt, Faltspuren, mittig in den Falten zwei kleine Löcher.

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        Gesamtansicht (6,2 x 31,0 cm) auf einer Kundschaft der Steinhauer und Maurer für den Gesellen Heinrich Schrans aus Preez. Kupferstich.

      Datiert 04. Januar 1787.. 26,2 x 39,6 cm. Viele Faltspuren, in den Falzen teils hinterlegt und knitterig, oberhalb der Darstellung mit kleinen Löchern. [SW - Ansicht, Ansichten, Handwerkskundschaft ].

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        AN INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY. In a series of letters from a preceptor to his pupil. In which the most useful and interesting parts of the science are clearly and familiarly explained.

      London, J. Johnson, 1787.SECOND EDITION 1787, corrected and improved. 8vo, approximately 215 x 125 mm, 8½ x 5 inches, attractive engraved allegorical frontispiece and 19 folding engraved plates, pages: vi, (2), 437 including list of terms used in astronomy, (3) - plate list and adverts, handsomely bound in full contemporary straight grained morocco, gilt floral border to covers, 'Honoris Causa' gilt lettered on upper cover, gilt lettering and gilt decoration to spine with 5 ornate gilt vases, all edges gilt, gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers. Binding slightly rubbed at head and tail of spine and on corners, upper corner on lower cover very slightly bumped, gilt on spine slightly dull, slight traces of removal of bookplate on reverse of front endpaper, very occasional faint browning to pages, a couple of plates slightly misfolded and protruding very slightly from the text block, text offset slightly on 1 plate, a few plates slightly offset on the text. A very good clean tight copy in an attractive binding. John Bonnycastle (1750 - 1821) was Mathematical Master and Lecturer in Geography and Philosophy at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. His popular Introduction to Astronomy was first published in 1786 and was still in print in 1822 with a posthumous eighth edition. He was also the author of 4 mathematical text books listed on the final page of this edition. Chapters on the systems of Ptolemy, Brahe, Copernicus, Descartes and on the discoveries of Kepler, Galileo and Newton, plus latitude and longitude, the tides, time, calendar, mensuration and phenomena of objects in the solar system, eclipse etc. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Principes de la philosophie naturelle dans lesquels on cherche à déterminer les degrés certitude ou de probabilité des connoissance humaines. I-II.

      Genève 1787. 8:o. (4),xx,378,(2); (4),478,(2) pp. Uncut in later marbled boards (Nils Linde Göteborg around 1950). Watersoiled upper margin, at most going into text. Titlelabels with author wrongly attributed to J. O. La Mettrie. 21,5 x 14 cm

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        ESSAYS ON THE MICROSCOPE; containing a Practical Description of the most improved Microscopes: a General History of Insects, their Transformations, Peculiar Habits and Oeconomy:

      London, printed for the Author by Robert Hindmarsh, 1787.an Account of the various species and singular properties of the Hydrae and Vorticellae: A description of Three Hundred and Seventy - Nine Animalcula, with a concise Catalogue of Interesting Objects: a view of the Organization of Timber and the Configuration of Salts when under the Microscope. 2 volumes in 1, text volume and plates volume, FIRST EDITIONS, 1787. 4to, approximately 275 x 210 mm, 10¾ x 8¼ inches, Volume I: mezzotint allegorical frontispiece plate after T.S. Duché, pages: xxiii, 724 including Index and Catalogue of Mathematical and Philosophical Instruments made and sold by the author, Volume II: 35 finely engraved large plates on 32 folding sheets illustrating microscopes and accessories and microscopically observed specimens. Bound in contemporary tree calf, rebacked in light coloured calf, raised bands, gilt rules and earlier gilt lettered red morocco label, new endpapers, half title present in Volume I, no title page in Volume II. Corners of boards slightly worn, first few prelims in Volume I lightly browned, 1 very neat pencil margin note, faint foxing to margins of a few pages, otherwise text volume bright and clean, 12 folding plates lightly browned to varying degrees on the image, others lightly browned in the margin only, a few with pale offsetting. A very good copy. The author, George Adams, Jr. (1750 - 1795), was the son of one of the most famous English microscope makers of the mid - eighteenth century. His father (1720 - 1773) published the popular Micrographia illustrata; or, The Knowledge of the Microscope Explain'd in 1746 and introduced a number of improvements in microscope design. George Adams, Jr. followed in his father's footsteps in the instrument - making business, and also published works on electricity (1784) and vision (1789). See Wellcome Library Volume II, page13. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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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. Nichols for T. Cadell, 1787. - 8vo., (8 ½ x 5 3/8 inches). Half title. Fine folding engraved frontispiece map and three folding engraved maps by T. Kitchin (one or two very short tears near mount, occasional spotting). Folding engraved plate (a bit browned and spotted). Contemporary tan calf, the spine in six compartments, with five raised bands, red morocco lettering piece in one (front joint cracked but holding). Provenance: 20th-century bookplate of "W. A. H." to front pastedown. Third edition (first published in 1780). With appendices not in the earlier editions, giving a list of the principal charts representing the Russian discoveries, a specimen of the Aleutian language, and tables of latitude and longitude. "The most important feature of this third edition is the inclusion of the supplement on Captain Cook, titled 'A comparative view of the Russian discoveries with those made by Captains Cook and Clerke; and a sketch of what remains to be ascertained by future navigators.' Coxe also mentions Cook's discovery of Hawaii" (Hill). Coxe was an English historian who travelled widely in Europe and Russia, he records the principal Russian discoveries and explorations made in northwestern America in their attempts to open communications with Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. The voyages and discoveries of Nevodsikoff, Serebranikoff, Trapesnikoff, Pushkareff, Drusinin, Kulkoff, Korovin, Glotoff, Solovioff, Otcheredin, Krenitzin, Levasheff, Synd, Bering, Chirikiv, and several others are also included. Hill cf 391, 392; Howes C-834; Sabin 17309; Smith 2085; Wickersham 5882. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory #72MMS59.

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        Description et usage du cercle de reflexion avec differentes methodes

      Paris: Didot, 1787. <p>The Borda Circle&#151;Freycinet&#146;s Copy</p> <p>Borda, Jean-Charles (1733-99). Description et usage du cercle de réflexion avec différentes méthodes pour calculer les observations nautiques. 4to. 87, [1], 33pp. 3 engraved plates. Paris: Didot l&#146;aîné, 1787. 220 x 163 mm. Half calf, paste paper boards ca. 1787, moderately worn and rubbed but sound; modern quarter calf slipcase by Laurenchet. One or two minor paper flaws, faint dampstains but a very good copy. Borda&#146;s presentation inscription (&#147;à Louis Freycinet&#148;) on the title to the celebrated French navigator Louis de Freycinet (1779-1841); Freycinet&#146;s manuscript corrections and notes in the text; manuscript notes in another hand pasted to rear blank. </p><p>First Edition. Borda, a high-ranking official in the French navy, developed the Borda reflecting circle for use in navigation and surveying. Based on an earlier but more cumbersome instrument designed by Tobias Mayer, Borda&#146;s reflecting circle consisted of an outer circle divided into half degrees and fractions, a smaller inner circle, a telescope and two mirrors. Angular measurements, such as between the moon and a fixed star, could be read from either side of the telescope. Borda circles were used throughout the nineteenth century for determining longitude by the lunar-distance method, and they also contributed to the French success in measuring the length of the meridional arc at the turn of the nineteenth century. </p><p>This copy was presented to French navigator Louis de Freycinet, who joined the navy at the age of fourteen in 1793 and took part in several engagements against the British during the French Revolutionary Wars. In 1800 Louis took part, along with his older brother Henri de Freycinet, in the French expedition to explore the south and southwest coasts of Australia, and in 1811 he published the first map to show a full outline of the coast of that continent. Louis de Freycinet&#146;s notes and corrections in this copy can be seen on page 19, where he corrected two numbers and wrote a long pencil note in the margin, and on page 69, where he corrected two phrases. The manuscript notes in the back, in another hand, have to do with the use of Borda&#146;s circle. Dictionary of Scientific Biography. Andrewes, The Quest for Longitude, p. 46. </p>

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        Tratado de amizade, navegação e commercio entre as muito altas e muito poderosas senhoras Dona Maria I, Rainha de Portugal, e Catharina II.Lisbon, Regia Officina Typografica, 1789. 4to. Contemporary 'Brokat' paper wrappers.

      Imprensa Nacional 552; Innocêncio VII, 385-7; WorldCat 4133807; not in Palau; Sabin. First and only edition of this treaty on peace, trade and navigation between Portugal and Russia signed in 1787, with 41 articles. They cover subjects such as freedom of religion for Portuguese or Russians when visiting both countries, the trading of colonial products a.o. from Brazil, and export of Portuguese wines. With Portuguese and French text on opposite pages. Dampstain throughout. A fine copy.

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        Éloge du Capitaine Cook. Par M. Blanc Gilli, de Marseille?

      chez Morin, Paris 1787 - Octavo, 118 pp. (last blank), a fine copy in period-style red crushed morocco, spine gilt with raised bands. A very scarce book: this florid and rather entertaining elegy for Cook, published in Paris, is testament to the esteem in which he was held as a navigator and scientist in France. In the preface the author states that Cook was as widely respected in France as in England, 'a statement which is borne out by the fact that the centenary of his death was celebrated in Paris but not in London' (Holmes). The elegy is a glowing narrative of Cook's life and voyages enriched with a 24 page appendix (including notes on other voyagers to the South Seas, Cook's importance to the history of astronomy, and references to contemporary philosophers such as Rousseau). Mathieu Blanc Gilli, a resident of Marseilles, was a politically active pamphleteer who served briefly in the Legislative Assembly before falling foul of rivals during the French Revolution and retiring to an obscure provincial post. Gilli published on a wide range of reforms, including an abolitionist pamphlet critical of the plantation system in Santo Domingo. Forbes only located copies in the Mitchell and three American libraries (including the Sir Maurice Holmes copy at UCLA). The National Library of Australia has since acquired a copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Physionotrace portraits].

      circa -1830 1787 - Album containing 8 bust-length physionotrace portrait etchings and aquatint with hand-colouring (10 x 11 cm. approx.), by Chretien (2), Queneday (5) and another unsigned, window-mounted, modern half calf, marbled boards, red morocco label. An early precursor of photography. Gilles-Louis Chrétien invented the "physionotrace" in 1783-84 Similar to a silhouette, the physionotrace always shows a profile portrait. However unlike the silhouette, the Physionotrace portrait shows every detail of the sitter, including his or her clothing. The physionotrace apparatus, a mechanical wooden instrument with a viewfinder, worked as a pantograph devise. This invention of Chrétien enabled the artist to quicly draw a portait of the sitter for a reasonable price. Quenedey (1756 - 1830) was Chretien's associate from 1788. The apparatus reduced all the drawing skills of the artist to a smaller size and engraved it in copper. By this method, this pantograph drawing aid produced small copperplates that could be printed again and again. The original, and rare, plates can be seen as a forerunner of the photographic negative since the basic purpose was the same. A cheaper method to produce a quantity of images in a short time. Allthough the physionotrace technique was able to produce faster and cheaper portraits of the sitter, they still were a novelty for the aristocracy. Very often these portraits depicts well known sitters with a high status in society. For this reason, these portraits are not easy to find because they are very often still kept in family archives. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Orpheus und Euridice eine Oper... [Subtitle]: Clavierauszug der Partitur... herausgegeben von C.F. Cramer

      Kiel: bey dem Herausgeber und in Hamburg in Commission bey Herrn Hofmann. 1787. Oblong folio. Early speckled tan paper boards. [i] (title), ii (blank), iii-iv (subscription list), v-x (foreword), xi-xviii (libretto), 112 pp. typeset music. With text in Danish and German. From the collection of the composer&#39;s grandson, the composer Karl Ernst Naumann (1832-1910), with his faint signature to title. Binding worn, rubbed and bumped; slightly lacking at spine. Some foxing and browning throughout. A very good copy overall. . First Edition. BUC p. 725. RISM N189. A Singspiel in three acts to a libretto by Charlotte Dorothea Biehl after Ranieri de&#39; Calzabigi, Orpheus und Euridice was first performed in Copenhagen at the Royal Opera on January 31, 1786 to a libretto by C.D. Biehl after R. Calzabigi. "In 1785&#150;6 [Naumann] was guest opera composer and conductor in Copenhagen, where he also reformed the Hofkapelle and improved the organization of the court opera. For Copenhagen he composed the tuneful and charming Danish opera Orpheus og Eurydike (1786)..." "Orpheus was intended to test Naumann&#146;s abilities before King Christian VII offered him an official appointment at the Danish court. The music was praised for its colourful harmonies and sensitive orchestration; Naumann uses Gluckian accompanied recitative throughout, while the choruses and arias range from expressive through-composed scenes to short, perfunctory lied forms. The orchestra consisted of 40 players at the première and included trombones, for which the theatre had to be enlarged. Orpheus remained on the stage in Copenhagen until December 1791, and, in addition to a vocal score in German translation (Hamburg, 1787), excerpts appeared in the catalogues of Dresden publishers until 1800..." "...He was the most important personality in the music history of Dresden between Hasse and Weber, as well as one of the most esteemed musicians in Europe in the late 18th century and one of the last German composers to study in Italy." Dieter Härtwig and Laurie H. Ongley in Grove online

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        Azémor ou Tableau des Moeurs et Coutumes du Pays de Solamir

      Chez les Libraires Associes, Paris 1787 - Two volumes, duodecimo; contemporary French quarter calf, boards rubbed, some chipping to spines. The very rare first edition of this work, which purports to be the translation of an ancient text describing an expedition to "Solamir" in North Africa. The young Greek Azémor, travelling with Tiresias in order to learn the ways of government, journeys to Solamir, known only to a few Europeans, and which can only be reached after journeying right across Egypt. Described as one of the most beautiful nations in the world, it has for centuries dwelt in the peace and repose of temperate laws allied with the naturally amiable disposition of the locals. Tiresias comments: 'Je connais un pays dans l'univers, où les vices répandus sur la surface du Globe n'ont point encore pénétré. Cette contrée heureuse est Solamir'. Enchanted, Azémor describes the felicity of the utopian society and proceeds to fall in love with Tiresias's daughter Mirza. The later books chronicle Azémor's travels throughout the world before his eventual return and marriage. Azémor was published in two volumes in Paris in 1787, the author identified only as "M. de P." However, recent research by Ray Howgego effectively confirms that the author was the French soldier, historian and military tactician François Jacques Maximilien de Chastenet (1716-82), marquis de Puységur (hence "M. de P."). This attribution is confirmed by a manuscript note inscribed in a single copy of another book by the marquis titled Considérations sur l'Influence des Moeurs dans l'État militaire des Nations ('London', i.e. Paris, 1788) and imprinted 'par l'auteur d'Azémor'. The note, inscribed on the back of the half title page, clearly attributes this book, and hence Azémor, to Chastenet. Little is known of Chastenet's life except that he followed his more famous father into the army and was the recipient of numerous military honours, becoming maréchal de France, lieutenant general, and in 1782, the year of his death, commander of the royal and military order of St Louis. He died on 2 February 1782. His books include a study of Chinese military tactics, État actuel de l'art et de la science militaire à la Chine (Paris, 1773); a tactical study titled Art de la Guerre (Paris, 1748); and a critique of the place of the church in French society, Discussion intéressante sur la prétention du clergé d'être le premier ordre d'un État, which was censured by the authorities in 1768. His only novel, a 'roman sans aventure, et écrit avec esprit, par un homme du monde', was Histoire de Madame de Bellerive, ou, Principes sur l'amour et sur l'amitié ('London', i.e. Paris, 1768). The book exists only in the first edition and has never been reprinted. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sir Hugh Palliser Bart

      published by the artist, London 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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        Botanische Abhandlungen und Beobachtungen.

      1787. Nürnberg, Winterschmidt, 1787. 4to. pp. 68, with 12 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary wrappers. Stafleu & Cowan 9627. Albrecht Wilhelm Roth (1757-1834), German physician and botanist. The plates are superbly handcoloured. The last 4 plates show geraniums..

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        The Distressed Poet, a Serio-Comic Poem, in Three Cantos

      London - J. Dodsley, 1787. London - J. Dodsley, 1787 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A very scarce first edition of Keate&#39;s partly humorous poem, dating from the late eighteenth-century. First Edition. George Keate (1729-1797) was an English poet and writer. Keate entered the Inner Temple in 1751 and was called to the bar in 1753. Although he never practised law, finding the work tedious, he retained his chambers and attended regularly there throughout his life, becoming bencher in 1791 and reader (an honorific title) in 1794. Despite this loyalty to his professional background, Keate felt a keen longing from early manhood for the life of letters and art, as can be seen in six poems composed in 17513; they include A Pastoral Ode to Echo in the tradition of Milton&#39;s L&#39;allegro. DNB. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, excellent with just minor shelfwear only. Internally, firmly bound. Some scattered foxing. Small tear to the margin of the title and first page. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Eigentliche Beschaffenheit des im Februar 1787, mit Hessischen Kriegsvölkern geschehenen Ueberzuges der Grafschaft Schaumburg Lippischen Antheils.

      (Bueckeburg, Althana, wohl nach, 1787).. 67,1 Seite. Zeitgenössische, einfache Broschur. 4to.. Broschur begriffen, fingerfleckig, insges. jedoch gut. Papier innen ausgesprochen gut erhalten. Johann Stephan Pütter (* 25. Juni 1725 in Iserlohn; 12. August 1807 in Göttingen) war ein deutscher Staatsrechtslehrer und Publizist in der Zeit der Aufklärung. //..// Zustand - und Einbandbeschreibung genau lesen!! Besonders bei Bestellungen ueber "amazon.de" //..//

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        Description Generale de La Chine,

      , 1787.. New Edition.. 1787.. 2 volumes. Volume I: Large folding map of China and Chinese Tartary by Brion de la tour strengthened with linen tape along upper margin. Map is in good condition apart from some marginal browning and careless folding at one fold. Volume II 15 folding engravings. Volume I: 644pp. Volume II 509pp. Volume I features descriptions of the fifteen provinces of China, Chinese Tartary and adjacent states as well as material on the natural history of China. Volume II covers many aspects of Chinese goverment, religion, customs and habits. A sound set of a highly regarded informative work based on Jesuit writings. Cordier 61. Lust 30. .

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

      - Por la Viuda de Ibarra. Madrid. 1787. XXXXpp.+303pp.+7 grabados (5 de ellos plegados). Exlibris ant. Props. 18 x 12 cm. Enc. plena piel con filos dorados, el lomo agrietado. CASTILLA Y LEÓN-PALENCIA-VALLADOLID [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph musical manuscript of the Capriccio for piano solo [Hoboken Gruppe XVII:1], signed and dated "Giuseppe Haydn m[anu] p[rop]ria [1]765." The complete work, based on the 18th century Austrian folk song, Acht Sauschneider müssen seyn

      Oblong folio. 8 leaves. 317 x 227 mm. Sewn into a tastefully executed full vellum binding in period style, with title label lettered in gilt inset to upper board. Notated in sepia ink on 9 pages with 8 staves per page. Pages [1] (autograph title), [2]-[10] autograph music, [11]-[16] blank. Paper most probably of Italian manufacture, with watermark of three half-moons, a crown and the letters "B.T." 374 measures of autograph music in total. Last two leaves partially joined; title slightly stained; minor ink stains to last three leaves; stain to last leaf, possibly wine; outer leaves slightly soiled; central crease throughout. Untrimmed. With 19th century notation to upper right corner of title in the hand of the important Austrian music publisher Tobias Haslinger (1787-1842) stating that the manuscript was once a part of his collection: "No. 39. der Original Manuscripten Sammlung von Tob. Haslinger." Haslinger is the earliest recorded owner of the manuscript. The notation "handschrift" to lower right corner of title in a contemporary hand and, in another hand, the words "Das Wort, handschrift ist von Abbe Stadler geschrieben, das Manuscript aber ist Haydn eigenhandige Handschrift" to lower blank margin, indicating that the writer believed the notation "handschrift" to be written by the composer and friend of Haydn, Abbe Maximilian Stadler (1748- 1833) attesting to the fact that the manuscript is in Haydn&#39;s autograph. The numbers "108" and "172" to upper right corner of title in an early hand, the leaves numbered in pencil (1-8) in a later hand. Haydn has added the word "Fine" at the conclusion of the work, with "Laus Deo" below. Provenance: Tobias Haslinger; the Selden-Goth Collection; the collection of Friedrich Georg Zeilis, catalogue p. 84-85. The manuscript is executed in Haydn&#39;s characteristic hand of the period. It exhibits considerable energy and is, in all likelihood, the composing manuscript. . First published in Vienna by Artaria in 1788. "Of Haydn&#146;s few keyboard works outside the sonatas, the most important are two capriccios &#150; Acht Sauschneider müssen sein in G (hXVII:1, 1765), a variation rondo with an immense tonal range, and hXVII:4 in C (1789), another tonally wide-ranging work with elements of sonata-rondo form..." James Webster in Grove online "... this Capriccio appears to have been written with the fortepiano and not the harpsichord or clavichord in mind... using the tonic and the appearance of the theme in the tonic, Haydn spans a huge arch between the beginning and the end of the work: all this is musical thought on a very grand scale, and with this Capriccio Haydn achieved the finest keyboard work of this early period... One final point to be noted in the Capriccio is Haydn&#39;s delicate flirtation with the third-oriented keys: e to c, g to b flat to g. Here we have the remote beginnings of a subject which will continue to fascinate Haydn all through his life." Robbins Landon: Haydn: Chronicle and Works, Vol. I, pp. 551-552.

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