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

      Barrois, Paris 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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        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 "" //..//

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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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        Doctor Edvard Youngs Nätter.

      Öfversättning ifrån engelskan. I-II. Sthlm, J. C. Holmberg, 1787-90. 8:o. 196,(1) + (2),221,(1) s. Lätt nött elegant hfrbd från 1830-talet med breda upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerad och blinddekorerad rygg samt röd titeletikett i glättad papp. Grönstänkta snitt. Bakre pärmens insida med en smal remsa inklistrat papper. Några gamla noteringar i blyerts och rödkrita. Bra ex.. Andra upplagan utkom 1791-92 och tredje 1798-99. Översättaren Albrecht von Lantinghausen utbrister i förordet: "hvarest finnas ymnigare öfverflöd af rika tankebilder, eldigare uttryck och mera rörande ämnen än i Youngs Nätter?" Den svenska utgåvan är en prosaöversättning av Edward Youngs (1683-1765) "The complaint: or, night thoughts" som utkom 1742-45. Poemet anses vara inspirerat av författarens styvdotters död 1736, hennes makes 1740 och Youngs egen frus 1741. Av ett tidigare försök att översätta dikten under titeln "Sömnlösa nätter" utkom bara en första del 1770. Ytterligare en översättning trycktes i andra delen av Hans Bergeströms "poëtiska arbeten" 1784 under titeln "Nattankar" och består av fyra av de nio "nätterna". Detta är därmed den första kompletta översättningen

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        El arte poetica

      En Valencia por Joseph y Tomas de Orga 1787 - El arte poetica de Nicolas Boileau Despreau traducida del verso francés al castellano por Don Juan Bautista Madramany y Carbonell. Ilustrada con un prologo y notas del traductor. Première édition en espagnol.149pp, plus index. Peau de porc, quelques lignes à l'encre sur la page de texte,voir photo, autrement très bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dissertation on the Gipsies, being an historical enquiry, concerning the manner of life, oeconomy, customs and conditions of these people in Europe, and their origin. Written in German, translated into English by Matthew Raper.

      London, G. Bigg, 1787.4to. Contemporary calf (skilfully rebacked preserving the original spine), with red and green morocco title labels. (8),XIX,256 pp.* First English edition, first published in Dessau in 1783. - This book was the earliest scientific description of the gipsies, and it gained a European reputation for its author. Not only contemporaries, but later scholars also praised it. Grellmann proved that the gipsies were of Indian origin, something that first had been suggested on linguistic grounds by C.C. Rüdiger in 1777. - With armorial bookplate of Thomas Philip Earl de Grey, Wrest Park. - A little spotting but a nice copy with broad margins with the armorial bookplate of Thomas Philip Earl de Grey, West Park. - Scarce.Black 1721.

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        LEXICON OVER ADELIGE FAMILIER i Danmark, Norge og Hertugdömmerne.

      . Udgivet af det Kongelige Danske genealogiske og heraldiske Selskab. 2 bd. Kbhvn. [1787-1814]. Med kobberstukket titelblad, vignetter samt 108 plancher. LXXXIV + 348; 362 s. Usaedvanligt rent eksemplar ubeskaret i samtidig bla slidte kartonnagebind, rygge löse. * Bibl. Danica III, 937..

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        THE TOY - SHOP; or, Sentimental Preceptor. Containing Some Choice Trifles, for the Instruction and Amusement of every Little Miss and Master. Embellished with Cuts. (Price Six-pence.)

      Engraved frontispiece and 13 woodcuts in the text. 127 pages [part of page 121 - page 127 Newbery booklist]. Original Dutch floral boards. 10.5 x 8cm. Circular book label of Crockett's Library to the front board. Frontispiece and first two cuts nicely coloured by a former child owner; front free endpaper replaced; else a very good and clean copy of this sought after Newbery title. Contained in a morocco-backed folding box. Roscoe J357(2).Probably the first edition .

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        THE HISTORY OF LITTLE GOODY TWOSHOES; otherwise called Mrs. Margery Twoshoes. With The Means by which she acquired her Learning and Wisdom, and in Consequence thereof her Estate. Set forth at large for the Benefit of those, Who from a State of Rags and care, And having Shoes but half a Pair, Their Fortune and their Fame would fix, And gallop in their Coach and Six. See the original Manuscript in the Vatican at Rome, and the Cuts by Michael Angelo; illustrated with the Comments of our great modern Criticks. The First Worcester Edition.

      158, [2 ad's] pages. Engraved woodcut frontispiece and 35 woodcuts in the text based on designs from the original London Newbery version. Bound in 19th century full calf gilt, with red and black gilt labels to the spine. Binding; 10.5 x 7.5 cm. Contained in a Morocco-backed slipcase. Slight browning in the text block; restored tear to F3[ no loss]; binding slightly bumped at corners; ribbon pull missing; else an excellent. Thought for many years to be the first American edition of Goody Twoshoes, the Isaiah Thomas, Worcester edition was preceded by the New York (Hugh Gaine) 1775, the Boston 1783, and the Philadelphia 1786, editions - known by only a handful of copies, most of them incomplete, and all of which are considered to be unobtainable. Though rare, the Thomas edition is considered the earliest American edition available to collectors today.

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        Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect. The Third Edition

      London: for A. Strahan &c, 1787. London: for A. Strahan &c, 1787. THE THIRD EDITION AND THE FIRST LONDON PRINTING. 1 volume, with the error "Stinking" for Skinking" on p.267, with the engraved frontispiece portrait of Burns by I. Beugo after Alexander Nasmyth, with the half-title, complete. Bound in fine contemporary full tan calf over cords, original gilt lettered red leather spine label, original blank endleaves, hinges cracked but firmly attached, foot of spine rubbed with some loss, minor general overall handling, internally clean and bright, a VERY GOOD copy in a contemporary binding.

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        "Fridericus II." Brustbild nach halblinks im Oval des Preußenkönigs, mit Adlerorden und Perücke, im Sockel die Inschrift.

      . Kupferstich von J.F. Bause nach A. Graff, Leipzig, dat. 1787, 35 x 25 cm.. v. Campe 37. - Mit Rändchen um die Plattenkante, ein paar kleine, hinterlegte Randeinrisse und Wurmlöchlein im Hintergrund.

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        Supplement to the General Synopsis of Birds

      London: Leigh & Sotheby, 1787 London: Leigh & Sotheby, 1787. First Edition. Half Leather, Marbled Boards. Extra-illustrated, with one original watercolor illustration bound in as well as 34 other additional plates, 22 of which are hand-colored. 4to. 26 by 21.5 cm. 298, [15] pp. Plus 36 hand-colored plates and 12 b/w plates. (The book calls for only 14 hand-colored plates. The additional plates have generally come from other publications, and all have neatly handwritten notes stating Vol. 7 and the page number where they were to be inserted in the top corner. The source of ten of these plates is Eleazar Albin's Natural History of Birds, issued between 1731 and 1738. Among the additional plates are those that offer alternative versions of birds depicted already. Contemporary half leather binding done a few years after the original publication (deduced from two of the additional plates dated 1789).

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        Collection des costumes des Provinces Septentrionales du Royaume des Pays-Bas. Verzameling der kleederdragten in de Noordelijke Provincien van het Koningrijk der Nederlanden.

      GREEVEN, Hendrik.(1787-1854) Collection des costumes des Provinces Septentrionales du Royaume des Pays-Bas. Verzameling der kleederdragten in de Noordelijke Provincien van het Koningrijk der Nederlanden. Amsterdam, Paris, Frans Buffa et Zoonen, Engelmann et Cie., 1828 (1 july 1829). 4to. Contemporary marbledboards. With lithographed title in French and Dutch, leaf with lithographed index in Dutch & French, and 20 full-page coloured lithographed plates of Dutch costumes by Vallon de Villeneuve after designs by Hendrik Greeven. Text in French and English. 24pp Beautiful coloured plates book on Dutch costumes, mainly from the Northern Provinces, with lithographs after drawings by Hendrik Greeven. (oa Walcheren, Leeuwarden, Assendelft, Hindelopen, Schokland, Zeist, Marken, Alkmaar, Zaandam, Schouwen, Nijmegen, Scheveningen, Amsterdam, Zuid-Beveland, Purmerend, ''s-Hertogenbosch, Leydorp, ) The captions to the plates are in French and Dutch, the description to each plate consists of one page in French and one page in English. The foreword is in French and English. Apart from some foxing in text a good copy.

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        Notices générales des graveurs divisés par nations et des peintres rangés par écoles. Précédées de l'histoire de la gravure et de la peinture depuis l'origine de ces arts jusqu'à nos jours, et suivies d'un catalogue raisonné d'une collection choisie d'estampes

      Leipzig, Breitkopf, Dresde 1787 - 2 volumes in-8. Collation : frontispice, XLVIII, 710 pp. Demi-basane brune, dos orné. (Reliure du début du XIXe.). Première édition. Illustré par un beau frontispice de Jacob Wilhem Mechau. Michael Huber (1727-1804) était collectionneur; il inventorie dans son ouvrage environ 1500 artistes. Papier bruni, sinon bon exemplaire.

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        Acts and Laws Passed by the General Court of Massachusetts: Militia (Shays' Rebellion)

      Boston: Adams and Nourse, 1787 Boston: Adams and Nourse, 1787. First Edition. Disbound. Very Good Condition. First Edition. Disbound. Small folio, disbound, pages 546-627 with a rear blank, comprising 32 acts, many relating to the rebellion in Western Massachusett's called Shays' Rebellion. Light foxing, otherwise clean. The United States was still operating under the Articles of Confederation and was unable to raise an army to put down the rebellion, so the state of Massachusetts was forced to pass a series of laws to govern the quelling of the rebellion - including the raising of a militia. Because it took place just months before the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Shays' rebellion had a direct influence on the course of the debate over armies and militias and, a few years later, the Second Amendment to the Constitution. The 32 acts here include "An Act Providing for the Pay and Subsistence of the Militia...employed by Government in supressing the dangerous rebellion", "An Act establishing the Right to, and the Form of the Writ de Homine Replegiando, or Writ of Replevying a Man", "An Act for the more speedy and effectual Suppression of Tumults and Insurrections in the Commonwealth", "An Act in Addition to the several Laws now in force, for regulating and governing the militia of this Commonwealth." Sabin 45570. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Inventory No: 044717.

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        Neue Karte von Europa, anno 1787, Schraembl

      Neue Karte von Europa, ,1787. Kupferkarte, verlegt bei Schraembl., anno 1787, unten rechts und links an den Rändern gering gebräunt. Blattmaß: 59x76 cm...

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        Ueber die natürliche und künstliche Verbesserungs-Mittel der Wiesen nach ihrer gewöhnlichen Verschiedenheit. Eine Abhandlung welche von der Hochfürstl. Hessischen Gesellschaft des Ackerbaues und der Künste zu Cassel im Jahr 1787 den Preiß erhielt.

      Kassel: Cramer, 1787.. 6 Bl., 148 S. Marmorierter Pappband der Zeit, minimal berieben.. 1. Ausgabe der seltenen Preisschrift. - Interessante Abhandlung über Pflege, Erhaltung und Verbesserung der Wiesen auf der Grundlage eigener Erfahrungen und der zeitgenössischen naturwissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse. - Etwas stockfleckig, insgesamt sehr gutes Exemplar. - Nicht bei Güntz.

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        Grundriß der allgemeinen Semeotik (Semiotik).

      Prag und Wien, Schönfeld, 1787.. (2 Bl.), 154 S. Schlichter Pappband der Zeit, gebunden. Klein 8°.. Dokument zur Medizingeschichte. Nur der Einband etwas fleckig. Siehe Photo. Thaddäus Bayer (1737-1808) ist u.a. Verfasser von: Grundriß der allgmeinen Pathologie (1782). Sehr selten !

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        Le Roi Theodore a Venise Opera Heroi-Comique en Deux Actes et en Vers Libres de G. Paeisiello[!] Traduit de l'Italien par M. Moline. Dediee a Mr. Le Baron de Bagge Chambellan de S.M. le Roi de Prusse... Gravee 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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        The School of Fencing with a General Explanation of the Princpal Attitudes And Positions Peculiar to the Art

      London: The Author, 1787. London: The Author, 1787. Two years after the first edition, in an oblong folio, appeared a second edition with a double column of text English and French and a third in 1767 similar in every respect to the second. In 1787, Henry Angelo, son of Domenico Angelo reproduced his father&#39;s book in a smaller format with the English text only and smaller plates. The reduced plates, 47 numbered on 44 sheets, are the same as those which appear in the appendix to Diderot and D Alembert&#39;s Encyclopedie Methodius. The elder Angelo, at a young age, first settled in France. He studied the art of fencing and also became a master horseman. He became known as one of the most elegant riders of the high horse. Before leaving France for London, there was a public fencing match at a celebrated hotel in Paris at which were present many of the most renowned professors and amateurs of that science. No sooner was his name announced, the celebrated English beauty Miss Margaret "Peg" Woffington, the renowned actress who, having met Angelo at a party became suddenly captivated by him. She followed him, while in the presence of a crowd of spectators she stepped forward and presented him with a small bouquet of roses. The audience of ladies as well as gentlemen of rank, while surprised at this, were not less struck by the gallant manner with which he received the gift. He placed it on his left breast and addressing the other knights of the sword exclaimed "This will protect against all opposers". The match commenced and he fenced with several of the first masters, not one of whom could disturb a single leaf of the bouquet. Private lessons in fencing were taught at Mr. Angelo & Son School of Fencing, in Eton, Westminster, Harrow, etc. Angelo taught fencing up to a few days before his death at 86. His school continued on through three generations. viii [1] 2-105pp.[8]pp. index, Engraved advertisement for "Mr. Angelo & Son Teach Fencing & The Broad Sword " mounted as a form of frontispiece, beautifully bound by Bayntun of Bath in full decorative calf trimmed in a decorative gilt roll, inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, finely rebacked to match, raised bands gilt with compartments decoratively stamped in gilt, red leather label gilt. small marginal stain to upper edge of a handful of leaves, page 71 with earlier repair to outer margins. A very handsome copy.. Oblong Octavo.

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        Antient Gaelic Poems respecting the Race of the Fians collected in the Highlands of Scotland in the year MDCCLXXXIV

      Printed by George Bonham (Printer to the Royal Irish Academy), Dublin 1787 - 4to. Pp 79, (8, subscribers' list),184. Half calf, marbled boards. Hinges cracked but holding firmly. Small loss to head of spine. Scattered internal spotting. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Uiber den Straßenbau in Sandgegenden wo es an Steinen fehlet.

      Frankfurt und Mainz: Varrentrapp und Wenner, 1787.. 4°. 48 S.: 2 gefaltete Kupfertafeln, 5 Falttabellen. Blau marmorierter Pappband der Zeit mit rotem goldgeprägten Rückenschild und goldgeprägten Rücken- und Deckelfileten, Rotschnitt, gering berieben.. 1. Ausgabe. - Von der Königlichen Societät der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen gekrönte Preisschrift. - Die Tabellen enthalten Versuche mit Sand und Sandgemischen zur Straßenbefestigung, die Kupfertafeln zeigen in vielen Figuren den Straßenbau. - Alter Wappenstempel im Titelrand. - Sehr schönes Exemplar. - Engelmann 86.

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        Défense des Constitutions Américaines, ou de la Nécessité d'une balance dans les pouvoirs d'un Gouvernement Libre . . . Avec des Notes et Observations de M. de la Croix, Professeur de Droit Public au Lycée

      Chez Buisson Libraire et Imprimeur. Chez Buisson Libraire et Imprimeur. First edition in French.. Bindings a little worn; some slight stains and foxing; very nice copy.. Sabin 237. 2 vols, 8vo, contemporary quarter vellum, blue marbled paper boards, printed paper labels. Half-titles present. Adams' important contribution to constitutional theory in its first French edition published just three years after the beginning of the French Revolution. The translator's preface specifically discusses the need for a system in France similar to the American one of checks and balances. The first edition was published in London 1787-8, followed by the Philadelphia and Boston editions.

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        TA., Schloß, "Vue de Chateau de Residence a Neuwied".

      . Kupferstich n. C. Dupuis, 1787, 18,5 x 28,8. Merlo, Kölner Künstler, Spalte 206. - Seltenes und gesuchtes Blatt!

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      LONDRES ET SE TROUVE EN PARIS CHEZ BUISSON 1787 - EDICION ORIGINAL. EXTRAORDINARIA CONSERVACION. 142+178 pp. en holandesa piel 14 x 22 centímetros. (ref-cad) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Friedrich des Großen wohlthätige Rücksicht auch auf Verbesserung teutscher Sprache und Litteratur. 176 S. Schlichter Pappbd d. Z. mit handschriftl. Rückenschild.

      Zürich, Orell, Geßner, Füßli und Komp., 1787.. . Erste Ausgabe der Untersuchung über die literatur- wie sprachkritischen Fähigkeiten des "Jroßen Königs", mit Quellen und einigen Anekdoten, u. a. von und über Herzberg, die Entstehung der Schrift "De la literature Allemande" betreffend. Das Buch enthält denn auch eine neue Übersetzung des berühmten Traktats über den Zustand der Literatur. - Titel und einige Blatt gebräunt, teils stärker stockfleckig. Exlibris, gutes Exemplar. Sehr selten - Goedeke IV 1, 623, 14. Fromm IV 28054.

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        Abrégé des transactions philosophiques de la Société Royale de Londres. Ouvrage traduit de l'Anglois, & redige par M. Gibelin. Avec des planches en taille douce. Premier partie. Tome 1/2. 2 volumes.

      Chez Buisson,, Paris, 1787 - Paris, Chez Buisson, 1787. 8°. 20 cm. XXXIV, 467 (1), XV (I), 466 Seiten. Ganzlederbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. 22 1. Auflage. Französischsprachige Ausgabe. Mit 22 gefalteten Kupfern. Einbände wenig berieben, ansonsten sehr gutes Exemplar. First edition. French language edition. Contemporary full leather bindings with gold tooling. With 22 folded copper engravings. Covers lightly rubbed, otherwise nearly fine condition. Sprache: Französisch Ganzlederbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "Heidelberg. Das ehmalige Churfürstliche Residenz Schloss samt der gegend, von der Morgenseite". Blick den Neckar hinauf, links das Schloss.

      . Radierung "nach der Natur aufgenommen und gestochen von J. Rieger Manheim 1787", 22,5 x 37,5 cm.. Schefold 24742. - Der Landschaftsmaler, Radierer und Kupferstecher Jakob Rieger (1754 - 1811) war Schüler des F. Kobell. - Breitrandig auf dünnem Papier aufgezogen. - Sehr selten!

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