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        FABULAE AESOPI Selectae, or, Select FABLES OF AESOP. With an English Translation, more literal than any yet extant. Designed for the readier instruction of beginners in the Latin Tongue. The first Boston Edition, from a copy of the latest Edition printed in London.

      Samuel Hall. Boston. U. S. A 1787 - FIRST AMERICAN EDITION of Clarke's translation and the first edition published in America with text in both Latin and English. Small 4to. (7.3 x 5 inches). 11, 154pp. Some browning to a few leaves but generally a bright and clean copy in an attractive twentieth century leather binding of full mid brown morocco. Spine with raised bands, each with gilt piping. Compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Single gilt ruled border on boards. Marbled endpapers. Published just ten years after the first American translation of Aesop's Fables which was published by Aitken in 1777. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Verordnung anlässlich der Ballonfahrt des berühmten französischen Aeronauten Jean-Pierre Blanchard (1753-1809) über Nürnberg

      Nürnberg,, 1787.. Einblattdruck. 35 x 49 cm. Vgl. Leichter als Luft 84; Kein Exemplar im KVK. - Am 12. November 1787 startete Blanchard auf dem Judenbühl, dem heutigen Stadtpark, zu einem Schauflug über der Reichsstadt. Nahezu 60000 Zuschauer wurden Zeugen des großen Spektakels. Unter Böllerschüssen, Applaus und Vivatrufen stieg Blanchard um die Mittagszeit in die Lüfte, zuhauf strömten die Zuschauer zu den Stadttoren hinaus, doch der Ballon entfernte sich zu schnell, als dass sie ihm über die Felder hätten folgen können. Südwestlich von Boxdorf setzte der wagemutige Luftfahrer dann eine halbe Stunde später zur Landung an. Unter dem Jubel der Bevölkerung wurde er in die Stadt zurückgeleitet, wo neben mehrtägigen Feierlichkeiten noch weitere Flugexperimente abgehalten wurden. Erst gegen Ende November verließ Blanchard die Stadt, um seine Flugkünste auch in anderen Städten zur Schau zu stellen. - Blanchard war bereits einen Monat vor seinem Flug mit seinen Gerätschaften in Nürnberg eingetroffen, die gegen Eintrittsgeld besichtigt werden konnten. Anlässlich der tollkühnen Aktion wurde ein riesiges Volksfest veranstaltet, bei dem Zuschauerplätze verkauft wurden und Zelte mit Speis und Trank lockten. - Der städtische Rat versuchte durch das Dekret, für einen reibungslosen Ablauf der Ereignisse zu sorgen. So wurden der Verkehr von Fuhrwerken und Kutschen und der Verkauf von Speisen und Getränken geregelt, auch für eine ärztliche Versorgung im Unglücksfall war bestens gesorgt. Selbst die Anzahl der Böllerschüsse beim Start des Ballons war genau festgelegt. - Einzigartiges Dokument zur ersten Ballonfahrt über Nürnberg, dessen Bedeutung sich bis heute in der Nürnberger Redensart erhalten hat: "No schau’ner hie, der rennt wie beim Blenscherd".

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

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

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        Abdeker ossia l'arte di conservare la bellezza delle donne.

      Subject: (Cosmesi & profumeria). Venezia, presso Vincenzio Formaleoni, 1787, 8vo legatura in cart. antico muto, pp. 256

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        A Topographical Map of the County of Surrey In which is Expressed all the Roads, Lanes, Churches, Noblemen, and Gentlemen's Seats, &c. &c., the Principal Observations, by the Late John Rocque, Topographer to HIs Majesty, Compleated and Engraved by Peter Andrews. To His Royal Highness William Henry Duke of Gloucester & Edinburgh and Earl of Connaught Ireland. This Actual Survey of the County of Surrey in most humbly inscrib'd by his Royal Highness's most humble and obliged Servant. Mary Ann Rocque.

      Printed for & Sold by Mary Ann Rocque ye Corner of Old Round Court Strand, [c.1787]., London, - The first large scale survey of Surrey Large oblong folio (580 by 720mm), large engraved map on nine sheets, bound in plano, six sheets remargined at right, with no loss to image, green half calf over original eighteenth century marbled paper boards, rebacked and recornered, red morroco label lettered in gilt to upper board. Rocque's contribution to English regional cartography is difficult to over-emphasise with his fine surveys of Berkshire, Middlesex, Shropshire and Surrey, together with two important maps of London. The Surrey map is no exception - the first of the county on this scale. It is, however, peculiar in that it is oriented to Magnetic North instead of the usual True North, and this may cause a little confusion on first studying the map. Following Rocque's death in 1762 the survey was completed and the plates engraved by Peter Andrews, but the style is completely Rocque and one imagines most of the survey was finished before his death. Certainly the map mirrors his previous productions; his delicate use of hatching to differentiate between arable and pasture allowing land-use to be easily ascertained. If the formal title piece is a little severe, the dedication cartouche is large and spectacular as his widow, Mary Ann Rocque, dedicated the map to William Henry, Duke of Gloucester, and includes his portrait in the engraving. First published in c1765, the second edition is identifiable by the addition of Battersea and Richmond bridges. Construction of the latter commenced in 1783 and was completed four years later in 1787, the probable date of the publication of the second edition. A map of immense detail combined with clarity of expression, a fine example of a rare large-scale county survey of which only a handful have survived.

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        A View in Matavai Bay, Otaheite

      London,: J. Webber, No. 312 Oxford Street,, 1787.. Aquatint, 290 x 430 mm, crisp impression with full margins, mounted. Rare aquatint issue of one of the most romantic and tropical scenes encountered during Cook's voyage. 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 'an aquatint artist of some note, who had recently come to London from Frankfurt' (Joppien & Smith, p. 192). Webber found that the aquatint method 'allowed greater freedom and a wider range of evocative tones of light and shade' (Joppien & Smith). He ultimately prepared four aquatints with her, this one amongst them.Beddie, 1869 (examples of this issue in an album in the Dixson Library); Hill, 1836-7 (Webber's published views); Joppien & Smith, 3.120Ac.

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        Real Maestrazgo de Montesa. Tratado de todos los derechos, bienes y pertenencias del Patrimonio y Maestrazgo de la Real y Militar orden de Sta. María de Montesa y S. Jorge de Alfama. Escribiale D. . de orden y a expensas de S.M.

      Valencia, Benito Monfort 1787 - Fol. (22 x 29,7 cm.) 2 vols. I. 4 h. inc. port., XVIII-350 p. II: 2 h., XXIV-275 p. Piel valenciana de época, lomos con tejuelos e hilos dorados, cabeza y cortes dorados". Magnífica edición en gran papel, puede que una de las mejores que salieron de la acreditada oficina de Monfort." (Palau). En el segundo tomo se incluye la "Colección Diplomática" en la que se encuentran documentos muy interesantes. La Orden militar de Montesa –cuyo nombre completo es Orden de los Caballerosde Nuestra Señora de Montesa– fue fundada por el rey Jaime II para defender los territorios de su Corona y aprobada por el Papa Juan XXII en 1317. Su objetivo fundamental fue el de combatir a los musulmanes que invadían las costas de Valencia. Cuando fue suprimida la Orden del Temple, se entregaron todas las rentas y posesiones templarias a la Orden de Montesa. En 1587 Felipe II transfirió el maestrazgo de la orden a la Corona de España. Buen ejemplar, muy limpio, con bonita encuadernación de época. Palau, 368692; Salvá, 1689. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        One page autograph letter signed to Tench Coxe.

      Decem. 11, 1787., New York - 4to, 24 lines, approx. 170 words; with integral address leaf bearing .2 cent postage and New York post office rubberstamp; break at wax seal (no loss of text), some wear and browning, previous folds. Apparently unpublished. A thirty year-old Webster writes in anger about the return of some pamphlets: "Mr. Wharton, with whom I left a draft for 20 dollars for the pamphlets, has returned me the order unanswered. I am sensible, Sir, that you are not personally obligated to answer it, but as one of the company concerned, I supposed you would take pains to see the business done. I know not who the persons are, that constitute the Society & Committee, but, Sir, I must take the liberty thro you to inform them, that I consider this delay, evasion or refusal, by whatever name it ought to be called, as a repetition of incivilities or rather injuries which I have before experienced in Philadelphia; & as a continuation of that want of attention & politeness for which the citizens are distinguished. But, Sir, I am above asking anything of the citizens, even for justice - The sum is trifling, & you may be assured that no person will be troubled with another syllable upon the subject." An interesting letter begging to be interpreted. In October of 1787 Webster had published his pamphlet, An Examination into the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution, which urged the adoption, by the confederated states of America, of the newly submitted federal Constitution. In his diary for December 1, 1787, Webster records that he wrote "to Mr. Wharton." Our letter possibly refers to an order for or solicitation of copies of the pamphlet, filled on December 1, but not paid for; and the copies of the pamphlet, with "the draft for 20 dollars", were returned to Webster by Wharton without explanation. The reason for the pamphlets being returned may lie in the fact that proponents for the Constitution were not entirely happy with the text of Webster's pamphlet (see Ford, Notes on the Life of Noah Webster). Tench Coxe (1755-1824), to whom the letter is written, was the noted American political economist and member of the Annapolis Convention, which considered measures for the better regulation of commerce, and which called for the Constitutional Convention of 1787. How long Webster had known Coxe is not certain, but Webster notes in his diary that they had dined together in February of 1787, just after the close of the Annapolis Convention, and just prior to the start of the Constitutional Convention. Also present at that dinner was Jared Ingersoll, a delegate from Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress. Taking his revenge on Wharton, we may further surmise that Webster writes to Coxe (Coxe being "one of the company concerned" with the adaptation of the Constitution) to register his complaint on the treatment received at the hands of Wharton. Ironically, the day after this letter was written, Pennsylvania ratified the Constitution. On the 20th of December, Webster records in his diary: "Mr. Wharton from Phild. calls on me", but nothing more is known about this meeting. Wharton is possibly Samuel Wharton (1738-1800), like a Webster a friend of Franklin, and a noted Philadelphia merchant, a member of the Continental Congress in 1782-83, and member of the Philadelphia city council.

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        History of the English law, from the time of the Saxons, to the end of the reign of Philip and Mary. By John Reeves, Esq. barrister at law. The second edition. In four volumes. Vol. I [II, III, IV]

      London: London: printed for E. Brooke, Bell-Yard, Temple-Bar. M, DCC,LXXXVII. [1787], 1787. Book. Very Good. Leather. 2nd Edition. Description: Four volumes, 8vo (8½ × 5½ in): x, [4], 488 p.; [6], 474 p., 1 plate; [6], 475 p.; [6], 574, [16] p. Contemporary calf. · Register: 8º: a^8(-a8) B-F^8 G^8(±G3) H-R^8 S^8(±S3, S4.S5) T-2I^8 2K^4(±2K2=v.4:2O8); [pi]^3 B^8(±B4) C-D^8 E^8(±E3.E6, E5) F-2G^8 2H^6(-H6); [pi]^3 B-2G^8 2H^6; [pi]^3 B-2N^8 2O^8(-2O8) 2P^8. This copy retains the cancellandum 2K2 in volume 1, while the cancellans is found in volume 4 as 2O8, at the end of the text, before the table. It is not clear whether E3.E6 in volume 2 is the cancellans or cancellandum; its composition differs from the Adams copy at the Boston Public Library, but the text appears to be identical. · Condition: Rebacked. Boards somewhat worn. In vol. 1, 2E2 a corner torn with loss of page numbers, 2H4 a small hole with loss of page numbers. · Comments: Second edition; the first edition ended with the reign of Henry VII. Reeve's History of English Law was the first to be attempted; it seems to have been well-regarded, if not well read, by contemporaries and into the nineteenth century. However, as Holdsworth notes, it has a number deficiencies when viewed from a modern perspective: it is an internal history, drawing solely on legal sources without attempting to relate it to wider social, economic and political currents; it does not make use of manuscript or record sources; it dwells on the minutiae of procedure, while stating doctrine in bare terms, without contemporary illustration. Still, for a hundred years, it occupied the field. In the collation, the cancellations are taken from the directions to the binder, which in this copy are visible as offset to the verso of the plate in volume 2. The cancellans also appear offset on the prelimary leaves of several of the volumes. · References: Johnson 171 (4 copies); Bridgman 282; Marvin 603; S&M 1:16(21); Holdsworth, HEL 12:412-414; ESTC T109172..

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        Monumens de la vie privée des douze Césars, gravées d'après une suite de Pierres et de Médailles; Monumens du culte secret des Dames Romaines, pour servir de Suite aux Monumens de la vie Privée des douze C&am

      Rome (1785; 1787). 2 vols. 8vo - Rome (1785; 1787). 2 vols. 8vo. Hardcover. A lovely set of these two classic erotic texts which originally appeared several years earlier. Each volume is illustrated with twenty-five engravings of a highly erotic nature, illustrating the erotic lives of various Roman emperors and Classical figures. The books are uniformly bound in full morocco, raised dentelles, marbled endpapers. Very good, light scuffing to spine of one volume, ocassional light browning. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of Mexico Collected from Spanish and Mexican Historians, from Manuscripts, and Ancient Paintings of the Indians

      Robinson, 1787. Hardcover. Good. 2 volume set. Lon: G. G. and J. Robinson, 1787. 4to. Contemporary tree calf worn, front joints starting, rear covers separated. Unmarked pages. Toning, some scattered foxing.Collated, appears complete. 2 folding maps + 25 plates, including Aztec temple (Pl. VII,), Aztec sacrifice (Pl. VIII), gladiator sacrifice (Pl. IX), 2 plates of Native American acrobats (Pl. XVII-XVIII), and an igloo-shaped bathhouse (Pl. XX).The dedication leaf in Vol I is signed "A2." Sabin (13519) does not note the absence of pages v-vi in Vol I, but he catchword on p. iv ("PRE-") matches the first syllable of p. [vii], and A2 and B[1] are separated by a total of 2 leaves. Sabin does not call for any plates in Vol II, but a "Pl. I" (facing p5) is present, and consists of portraits of 4 conquistadores. Vol I: [title leaf], [dedication leaf], (Translator's Preface) [iii]-iv, (prelims) vii-xxxii, [xxxiii-xxxvi], 476pp. Vol. II, [1]-464pp. Ffep loose.A mostly chronological political and military history of Mexico, with a heavy emphasis on the Aztec Empire, and some coverage of other Native American civilizations. Proceeds with Spanish and other European exploration, the conquistadores, missionaries, Spanish colonization, and subsequent political events. Secondary emphasis is placed on Mexican wildlife and flora, and research conducted by European naturalists. Includes full-page tables tracing the lineage of Aztec kings beginning in the 13th Century (Vol I, p241), and the descendants of King Montezuma (Vol I, p441). Sabin 13519.

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

      Thomas Milton (Dublin) and J. James Barralet (London), June 4, 1787. Mezzotint, with hand-coloring, after J. James Barralet (1747-1815). 19½ x 24 inches. Practical ballooning, in which humans could be airborne by means of a balloon, and permitted to descend to earth again, dates from the successful attempts of the Montgolfier Brothers in late 1782. Advances followed fast, and by early 1785 Blanchard and Jeffries crossed the English Channel. A few months later, Richard MacGwire attempted to top that feat with a balloon voyage cross the Irish Sea, but encountered disaster instead. As a reward for his determination to survive the perils of falling into the Irish Sea, by keeping afloat until a rescue could be effected, this young pioneering aviator received from the Duke of Rutland, then Lieutenant-General of Ireland, the honor of knighthood and a captain's commission in the army. The three gentlemen standing up in the second boat are Lord Henry Fitzgerald, in center, Mr. Oliver, and Mr. Thornton, to the extreme right. The composition owes rather a lot to the painting by John Singleton Copley, Watson and the Shark (The Detroit Institute of Arts), which was exhibited in London in 1778 and was so popular that it was engraved in mezzotint by Valentine Green three times, with issue dates of 1779 and twice in 1783. Frankau 191 ("Sir Richard MacGwire").

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        The Seats Of The Nobility and Gentry In Great Britain and Wales In a Collection of Select Views

      Islington (London): W. Angus. 1787. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, 1787. Contemporary boards with recent, well-matched spine. Oblong 4to., [129]p. with 63 engraved plates, each with accompanying handset text. Views of Blenheim, Dalkeith Palace, Holland House, Raby Castle, Cirencester House, North Court House on the Isle of Wight, Lambeth Palace, Beckford’s estate at Fonthill, Wanstead House, Burley, Broome, et cetera. All plates engraved by Angus after pictures and drawings by the most eminent artists including Frederick Ponsonby Bessborough, Paul Sandby, Robert Adam, Thomas Malton, Samuel Howitt, Humphry Repton, William Watts, Charles Tomkins, and others. Cox III 178. Though the half-title and contents page announce this as "Volume I", a volume II was never published, making this complete in one volume. In very good condition with rubbing and some scratching to the boards, most notably at the corners. Spine is sharp, and binding firm. There is some light foxing to a number of the plates, but nothing disruptive. The contents remain clean and easily legible. A very scarce, beautifully produced volume on the fine estates of Great Britain's nobility.

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        Leiden des jungen Werthers

      Göschen Leipzig 1787 - Zweite Fassung, Originalausgabe; Pappheft der Zeit der nie gebunden wurde, in abgenutztem Zustand, besonders der Rücken; Buchblock im guten Originalzustand, fast ohne Bräunung, da es nicht gebunden wurde wurden die Ränder auch nicht geschnitten, leicht eselsohrig an ersten und letzten Seiten; 2 Teile in einem Buch, 310 Seiten;

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        Dritte Entdeckungs-Reise welche derselbe auf Befehl und Kosten der Großbritannischen Regierung in das stille Meer und nach dem Nordpol hinauf unternommen und mit den Schiffen Resolution und Discovery während der Jahre 1776 bis 1780 ausgeführt hat. Aus den Tagebüchern des Capitain Cook und der übrigen nach seinem Ableben im Commando auf ihn gefolgten Befehlshaber Clerke, Gore und King imgleichen des Schiffswundarztes Herrn Anderson herausgegeben. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von Georg Forster. Mit Zusätzen für den deutschen Leser, imgleichen mit einer Einleitung des Übersetzers vermehrt und durch Kupfer und Charten erläutert

      Berlin, Haude und Spener 1787 -, 1788.. 2 Bände. Mit 1 gest. Porträt, 7 gefalt. Kupferkarten, 37 (5 gefalt. bzw. eingefalt.) Kupfertafeln und 1 gefalt. Tabelle. 4 Bll., XVI, 114, 504 S.; 7 Bll., 532 S. Dekorative Lederbde. d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenverg. und je 2 Rückenschildern. 26 x 20,5 cm. Beddie 1569; Du Rietz 211 und 212; Fiedler 112; Cox II, 27; Kroepelin Coll. 212; Griep/Luber 274. - Erste Ausgabe der Übersetzung von Georg Forster mit der umfangreichen Biographie Cook der Entdecker zu Beginn des ersten Bandes. "To this version Forster added not only numerous footnotes and a preface, but also a long introduction ... forming one of the earliest and most important biographies of Cook." (Du Rietz). - Cooks dritte Reise beschäftige sich u. a. vergeblich mit der Entdeckung der Nordwestpassage, führte aber u. a. zu einer genauen kartographischen Erfassung der Westküste Alaskas. Ferner wurden die Sandwichinseln (heute Hawaii) entdeckt, auf denen Cook 1779 nach einer Auseinandersetzung mit den Eingeborenen erschlagen wurde. Der Bericht wurde hauptsächlich aus Cooks Tagebüchern zusammengestellt und durch die Offiziere Clerke, Gore und King und den Schiffsarzt Anderson um den Zeitraum nach seinem Tod ergänzt. Die schönen Kupfer mit Eingeborenenporträts, Artefakten und Gebrauchsgegenständen etc. nach Zeichnungen von J. Webber, der Cook auf der dritten Fahrt begleitet hatte. - Die hier vorliegende Ausgabe mit den Serientitel "Geschichte der See-Reisen und Entdeckungen im Süd-Meer", Bde. 6 und 7 und entsprechendem kl. Rückenschild mit der Bandnummerierung. - Gelenke bzw Rücken mit wenigen, kleinen Wurmspuren. 2 Tafeln lose. Insgesamt sehr gutes Exemplar mit kleinen Gebrauchsspuren!

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        A view of the Acropolis, taken from the situation of the ancient Piraïc Gate. "

      Greece: London John Nichols. 1787. Large copper engraved panoramic view of the Acropolis. from the second volume of Stuart & Revett's "Antiquities of Athens". This magnificent view engraved from sketches made by James Stuart during his and Nicholas Revett's surjourn in Athens 1751-55, shows the position of the Acropolis and the various attendant temples. and buildings. In the foreground he depicts a group of eminent Turks engaged in Jereet. The personages depicted include the Vaïvode of Athens, about to throw the jereet, the Disdár Agá, and the Mudereese Effendi " conversing with Achmét Agá, the richest and most respectable Turkish gentleman of Athens:". Stuart, whilst engaged in a project which was scientific in bases, i. e. to "Measure and Delineate" the antiquities in Athens, also shows a diplomatic touch by portraying such eminent Turks in this distinguished view. Stuart and Revett had not been permitted to survey the Acropolis until a few months before they left Greece, so perhaps it was a tribute to those who had finally given permission. Clean. dark impression; folded; left margin cut short by binder to edge of platemark; right margin outside platemark shows were the plate was bound into the volume. "The Antiquities of Athens. Measured and Delineated by James Stuart. F. R. S and F. S. A and Nicholas Revett, Painters And Architects. " was published in 5 volumes between 1762 and 1830. "But Athens the Mother of elegance and politeness, whose magnificence scarce yielded to that of Rome, and who for the beauties of a correct style must be allowed to surpass her; has been almost entirely neglected. So that unless exact copies of them be speedily made, all her beauteous Fabricks, her Temples, her Palaces, now in ruins, will drop into Oblivion; and Posterity will have to reproach us, that we have not left them a tolerable Idea of what was so excellent, and so much deserved our attention; but that we have suffered the perfection of an Art to perish, when it was perhaps in our power to have retrieved it. . . . We have therefore resolved to make a journey to Athens; and to publish at our return, such Remains of that famous City as we may be permitted to copy, and that appear to merit our attention. . . . " Proposals for publishing an accurate description of the Antiquities of Athens (1748) In the preface to volume 1 Stuart states that there have already been many works on the ancient edifices of Rome but that: "altho' the World is enriched with Collections of this sort already published, we thought it would be a Work not unacceptable to the lovers of Architecture, if we added to those Collections some Examples drawn from the Antiquities of Greece; and we were confirmed in our opinion by this consideration principally, that as Greece was the great Mistress of the Arts, and Rome, in this respect, no more than her disciple, it may be presumed, all the most admired Buildings which adorned that Imperial City, were but imitations of Grecian Originals, ". The first volume of "The Antiquities of Athens" was published in 1762 and was a huge success gaining Stuart the soubriquet "Athenian Stuart". Revett perhaps peeved by the acclaim received by his partner, or annoyed at the delay in publication, which had allowed Julien-David Le Roy to pre-empt them in 1758. with his "Les Ruines and plus Beaux Monuments de la Gréce. " gave up his rights to the succeeding volumes. Their partnership had dissolved in 1759, but Stuart eventually was given permission to use those drawings for his second volume, which was devoted to the Acropolis, including the Parthenon, Erechtheion and Propylaea. It was published posthumously in 1789, a year after Stuart's death (the title page actually bears the date 1787 and the volume may have been published in January 1790). Here, the descriptions are more brief, in part because Stuart did not deign to respond to Le Roy's criticism that: "The ruins of antiquity may be looked at in widely differing ways. In publishing them, one may undertake no more than a slavish record of their dimensions; and the most scrupulous accuracy in doing so is, in Mr. Stuart's opinion, almost the only merit that a book of this kind can possess. My journey, I confess, was undertaken with very different ends in view; I would never have traveled to Greece simply to observe the relations of the buildings and their parts with the subdivisions of our foot. Such a claim to fame I gladly resign to anyone who desires it and aspires to nothing higher. . . . As for the vast quantity of plates with which works of the present kind are sometimes laden, these often convey nothing to the public beyond the industry or the want of taste of those who have measured the monuments" (Preface, Vol. I, 2nd edition 1770). He continued :"In the views that I present, the ruins occupy a far greater part of the picture than in those of Mr. Stuart; they make a livelier impression on the viewer and fill his mind with all the admiration that strikes us when we see the monuments themselves" (Preface, Vol. I). Stuart had accused Le Roy of plagarism, and inaccuracies in his preface to the first volume and so the acrimonious exchange continued between the two, to the detriment and benefit of both works. : Stuart must have such a image in mind when he proclaimed in the Preface to his own volume that "The Views were all finished on the spot; and in these, preferring Truth to every other consideration, I have taken none of those Liberties with which Painters are apt to indulge themselves, from a desire of rendering their representations of Places more agreeable to the Eye and better Pictures. Not an Object is here embellished by strokes of Fancy, nor is the situation of any one of them changed. . . " (p. viii). A third volume (which included the Temple of Hephaestus, Hadrian's Arch, and Temple of Olympian Zeus) was published in 1794 and, from notes and drawings acquired from Stuart's daughter, a fourth volume in 1816, prompted, no doubt, by the British Museum's purchase of the Elgin marbles that year and the debate as to whether they were truly Periclean or merely Roman restorations. In 1830, the year that Greece was declared an independent monarchy, there was a final volume with the same title but written by a new generation of British architects. Smaller abridged copies also were made available as guides for travelers. Blackmer/Navari: 1618; BAL RIBA :3183. Greece Athens Acropolis

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        Dissertation on the Gipsies, Being an Historical Enquiry, Concerning the Manner of Life, Economy, Customs and Conditions of These People in Europe, and Their Origin

      London: G. Bigg, 1787. Half modern brown calf with red leather gilt title label over marbled boards. (8) xix, 255 pp plus errata page. Translated from the German by Matthew Raper. One of the early scientific studies of gypsies, first proving that their origin was the Indian subcontinent. Wear to the marbled boards, staining to endpapers, sporadic foxing. Repairs to edges of title page. A nice clean copy of this significant book.. 1st Edition in English. Half Leather. VG. Quarto.

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        A Familiar, Plain, And Easy Explanation of the Law of Wills

      1787. Tomlins, Thomas Edlyne [1761-1841]. A Familiar, Plain, And Easy Explanation of the Law of Wills and Codicils, And of the Law of Executors and Administrators. And Also the Rules by which Estates, Freehold and Copyhold, and Personal Estates in General, Descend, And Are to be Distributed, In Case No Will is Made. With Instructions to Every Person to Make his Own Will; The Necessary Forms for That Purpose; And The Expence of Obtaining Probates and Letters of Administration. The Whole Written as Much as Possible Without the Use of Law Words or Terms. London: Printed for R. Baldwin, 1787. xii, 137, [3] pp. Octavo (9" x 5-1/2"). Recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Toning, inkstains to a few leaves. Early owner signature to title page, interior otherwise clean. * Third edition. First published in 1785, this useful and popular book went through seven subsequent editions, the last in 1819. It was written for laymen. According to the preface, it was inspired by the author's "daily experience...of the mischiefs attending the neglect of that duty which every man owes his family, friends, or dependents, in the disposal and settlement of his property by will." Tomlins was a leading legal writer of his day. He published an important dictionary, edited important editions of Littleton's Tenures and Jacob's A New Law-Dictionary and contributed entries to the Statutes of the Realm. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:494 (37).

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        Lectures on the Sacred Poetry of the Hebrews; Translated from the Latin of the Right Rev. Robert Lowth...By G. Gregory, Author of Essays Historical and Moral. To which are added, The Principal Notes of Professor Michaelis, and Notes by the Translator and Others

      London: Printed for J. Johnson..., 1787. FIRST EDITION. 2 volumes. 8vo,210 x 126 mms., pp. xxxi [xxxii blank], 387 [388 blank]; [ii], [xxxiii] - xlii], 449 [450 blank, 451 - 465 indexes, 466 blank, 467 - 468 adverts], contemporary calf, red and green morocco labels; bindings a bit rubbed and worn, but a good to very good set, with the armorial bookplate of John J. Kingsford on the front paste-down end-paper of each volume and his autograph and date (1868) on the recto of the front free end-paper. Lowth (1710 - 1787) published De sacra poesi Hebræorum in 1753, and a second edition appeared in 1763. George Gregory in his introduction to his translation rightly emphasizes the work's "excellent compendium of all the best rules of taste, and all the principles of composition." Scott Mandelbrote, in his ODNB entry on Lowth comments, " Lowth's lectures established a new method for reading and understanding those passages of the Hebrew Bible, such as the Psalms and many of the writings of the prophets, that were traditionally considered as verse, as well as a means to expand and define the canon of biblical poetry. Building on the work of contemporary Oxford scholars, notably Thomas Hunt, Lowth urged the importance of setting biblical poetry in the context of oriental rather than classical style and the impossibility of ever determining the ancient vocalization of the Hebrew Bible with sufficient accuracy to identify its true metrical structure. In place of metre Lowth argued that the structure of Hebrew verse could be identified by its often parabolic or figurative mode of expression, and in particular by the parallelisms, or repetitions of similar words or phrases, sometimes in a regular order, sometimes not, that gave rhythm to Hebrew poetry and song, and served almost as an alternative to metre. Using these critical tools Lowth also tried to identify a sublime, and divinely inspired, quality in Hebrew verse." Lowth's argument at the end of volume 2 that the book of Job was the oldest book extant seems to have influenced William Blake.

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        Scoticisms, arranged in Alphabetical Order, Designed to correct Improprieties of Speech and Writing

      Edinburgh: Printed for William Creech, Edinburgh; and T. Cadell, 1787. FIRST EDITION. 8vo (in 4s), 180 x 109 mms., pp. [ii], 121 [122 blank], contemporary sheepskin, morocco label; clean tear from outer to inner margin in C4, lacks half-title, spine a little dried, covers a little spotted. David Hume can lay claim to having published the first attempt at a list of Scot[t]icisms as a supplement in his Political Discourses (1752), and a list of six pages as complied by Hume was issued in 1770, with no attribution or author. Beattie (1735 - 1803) published a short list of 200 Scotticisms in Aberdeen in 1779, but the present edition is greatly expanded. The whole issue of correct English, both usage and pronunciation, was a vexing one for the North Britons in the 18th century, some nourishing and cherishing any departure from post-Dryden English, while others eagerly sought to extirpate any notion of grammatical, aural, or syntactical improprieties from their speech and writing. In 1793, Beattie wrote to the song-writer George Thomson, "I can by no means reconcile myself to Broad Scotch words, which the longer I live, I dislike the more."

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        Picturesque Views of the Principal Seats of the Nobility and Gentry in England and Wales by the Most Eminent British Artists with a Description of Each Seat

      London: Harrison & Co. [no date circa 1787], 1st Edition. () 103 unnumbered leaves; 96 unnumbered leaves + 1 page index. Very good. Oblong quarto in 2 volumes. Contemporary full calf binding, rubbed, with gilt ruling and rolled design to front boards. Gilding rubbed and lost in some places. Spines in 6 compartments, titles and volume numbers one red and green morocco labels, respectively, to two compartments; remaining stamped heavily in gilt. Spines rubbed. Inner ghilt dentelles. Marbled papers with interesting red morroco and gilt index affixed to front pastedown of each volume. Index and corresponding text pages hand numbered in ink. Engraved armorial book plates affixed to verso of ffep and recto of rfep of both volumes. Ownership incription dated 1833 to front flyleaf of both volumes (signature only to Vol 2). Foxing and age toning throughout. Lacking only the text page for one engraving, Felbrigin Norfolk (engraving present. An interesting collection of views of stately manor houses and castles of England and Wales, each with one finely engraved plate and a leaf of text describing each home and family. With 100 views over 2 volumes. Made more interesting with a large contemporary red morocco index to front pastedown of each volume, lettered in gilt and decorated with rolled, ruled, and stamped gilt designs. An attractive set..

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        A Map of South America Containing Tierra-Firma, Guayana, New Granada, Amazonia, Brasil, Peru, Paraguay, Chaco, Tucuman, Chili and Patagonia.

      Sayer, Robert, London 1787 - Fantastic engraving of the South American continent with geographical and historical details. Includes a table of cultural information of each country and an inset of the Falkland Islands. Stunning cartouche with flora and fauna. Some offsetting from cartouche. Map, in two sheets. Copper plate engraving with original outline hand color. Each panel measures 19.75" x 46.5".

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        Unkenneling the Fox-Hounds. L'acher la Meute

      London: Published by Robt. Sayer, 53 Fleet Street, May 22, 1787. Mezzotint. Printed on laid paper. In excellent condition with the exception of two mended tears in the upper margin. Tear across the bottom right corner. Image size: 9 3/8 x 13 3/4 inches. 9 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches. 11 3/4 x 19 1/8 inches. This is a lovely rich impression of this striking print which perfectly demonstrates Seymour's artistry and Burford's skill as an engraver. James Seymour is recognized as one of the earliest English sporting artists. He was the son of a wealthy goldsmith and diamond merchant who supplied the plate for racing trophies. His father was also an amateur artist and a member of the Virtuosi Club of St. Luke, a gentleman's club for artists and art lovers. The young Seymour had no formal art instruction but he learnt to draw by studying the pictures and prints in his father's collection. At an early age he was introduced to some of the leading artists of the day, but at the same time he was encouraged to develop a love of the track, which eventually lead to his financial ruin. Seymour was passionate about racing and in addition to drawing and painting them he is believed to have owned racehorses himself. With his prolific output and superior talents he quickly established himself as a successful sporting artist, counting among his patrons Sir William Jolliffe, and the 6th Duke of Sommerset. This wonderful print is part of a series of hunting scenes executed by Burford after Seymour and reissued by Sayer in 1787. As with many sporting prints published by Sayer, he has included a French title with the obvious intention of marketing this extremely attractive print to a European audience. James Seymour was one of the first true sporting artists in Britain; he was considered one of the most eminent horse painters of the age and this beautiful mezzotint by Burford is a testimony to his talent. Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints p. 245-248

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        Das einzige Märchen seiner Art: Eine Denkschrift an Freunde der Wahrheit [.].

      München, Johann Baptist Strobl, 1787. - 200, (8) SS. Mit gest. Titelvignette. Zeitgenössische Buntpapierbroschur. 8vo. Seltene erste Ausgabe der Verteidigungsschrift des süddeutschen katholischen Reformers gegen Nicolais Angriffe in seiner großen 'Beschreibung einer Reise durch Deutschland'. Auch Lavater beteiligte sich an der hierdurch ausgelösten Diskussion um alle "Pfafferei und jesuitisches Wesen". - Mit Stempel der Stiftsbibliothek Seekirchen, später in der Bibliothek des Vorarlberger Rechtsanwalts Dr. Karl J. Steger. Goedeke XII, 542, 6. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Le Village Abandonné [The Deserted Village]

      Paris: Published by chez Bance, circa 1787. Stipple engraving, printed in colours. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling and minor foxing. Trimmed to plate mark on all sides. 19 x 23 1/4 inches. 19 3/8 x 23 3/4 inches. A beautifully coloured print picturing the sorrowful exodus of two families from a picturesque English village. This fine image is one of a pair of plates by Sherwin (its companion is entitled "The Happy Village") contrasting the conflicting fortunes of a country village. A pupil of the accomplished engraver Francesco Bartolozzi and the painter John Astley, John Keyse Sherwin was a popular English engraver and talented draughtsman. He also trained at the Royal Academy, where he exhibited a number of highly acclaimed chalk drawings between 1774 and 1784. In addition to producing numerous prints after renowned artists, such as Joshua Reynolds, Angelica Kauffman, Thomas Gainsborough and Nicolas Poussin, Sherwin engraved several of his own works, including The Happy Village and the The Deserted Village. Although his original plates were well received, he primarily established his reputation with the images he engraved after other artists. In 1785, he was appointed engraver to the king, and he later became engraver to the Prince of Wales. Based vaguely on Goldsmith's poem, "The Deserted Village" of 1770, in which the poet deplores country villages that die while private estates flourish, Sherwin's group actually depicts a highly dramatic moment of quite mixed emotions, for in contrast to the understandably gloomy adults, the three children in the group gleefully begin the journey. This color printed, stipple engraving is the French edition of the Sherwin's touching image. Cf. Dictionary of National Biography..

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        Méthode de Nomenclature Chimique

      Paris: Cuchet, 1787 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (202x199 mm). [4], 314 pp. including half title, 6 folding plates; folding table. Contemporary half citron morocco over sprinkled boards, lettering piece chipped, extremities rubbed; contents little browned, occasional marginal dampstaining and spotting. With the bookplate of the Paris surgeon Joseph-Claude-Anthelme Récamier (1774-1852), who first recognized the process of metastasis in cancer. Bound with I: VIRICEL, Jean-Marie, fils. Memoire sur l&#39;Art de preparer les Malades aux grandes Operations. 80 pages. [Lyons], An VII [1799]. Bound with II: SCHROEDER, Theodor Wilhelm. Historia febris bilioso-pituitoso-putridae quae... in variis Hassiae regionibus epidemice grassata est. 35 pages. Dampstained. Göttingen, 1784. ---- <br><br> Sparrow 125; Norman 1291; Duveen & Klicksteen 126. - First edition, second issue, with woodcut floral ornament on title and no colophon on page 314. "The new chemical nomenclature, originally developed by de Morveau before he had converted to anti-phlogisticism, was adopted by Lavoisier as a means for communicating his new chemistry . . . With only slight modifications, Lavoisier and de Morveau&#39;s system remains the basis of modern chemical nomenclature.".

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        EXTRAIT des registres de l&#39;Academie Royale des Sciences. Du 20 Juin 1787. Rapport des Commissaires chargés des Projets relatifs à l&#39;établissment des quatre Hôpitaux

      Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1787 Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (269x210 mm), 15, [1] pp. Modern half brown morocco (slightly rubbed), spine gilt, very minor foxing. A fine wide-margined copy. ---- <br><br> Duveen-K. 701; see Norman 1289. - FIRST EDITION. Lavoisier was a member of an Academie comittee appointed to report on the terrible and insanitary conditions in Paris hospitals, and particularly the Hotel-Dieu, with a view to replacing it with a new building on the Isle des Cygnes. The committee concluded, that four smaller hospitals would be more efficient than a single large one, and in 1787, Louis XVI ordered their construction. This is the rare second report from the king&#39;s private press, signed by Lassone, Dabenton, Tillet, Bailly, Lavoisier, Laplace and d&#39;Arcet. The second report of the commission, dealing with the recommendations for sites on which the projected four new hospitals should be built, was promptly published by the Imprimerie Royale before it appeared in the &#39;Hist. Acad. R. Sci. for 1786 (1788)..

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        The History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham

      Newcastle: Hodgson, 1787. Mixed . Hardcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. A complete but mixed 3-volume set; Vol 1 1823 edition, Vols 2 & 3 from the 1787 edition. Rebound in full cloth in the 1980s to look as a matching set. Vol 2 has repairs to last 3 pages, only part of the last page is preserved and there is a loss of text. Some sunning to spines yet a good set.

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        HISTOIRE DE LA DERNIERE GUERRE, ENTRE LA GRANDE-BRETAGNE, ET LES ÉTATS-UNIS DE L&#39;AMÉRIQUE, LA FRANCE, L&#39;ESPAGNE, ET LA HOLLANDE

      Paris: Chez Brocas, 1787.. [34],357,[3]pp. plus seven folding maps and two folding tables. Quarto. Contemporary dark purple morocco backed pebbled cloth covered boards, spine gilt, marbled endpapers. Very good. Provenance: Bernard de Marigny (signature on title). First edition of one of the best contemporary histories of the American Revolution, described by Howes as the "best French chronicle of the Revolution; particularly valuable on naval affairs." The maps include an excellent one of the American coast from Georgia to New Jersey, another from that region north to Nova Scotia, and several of the West Indies. The folding maps also include the Gulf of Mexico, St. Kitt&#39;s, and the Lesser Antilles. The folding tables detail war ships lost by combat, wreck, or capture, and the French officers killed or wounded. This copy belonged to the son of a French naval hero and a founding member of the Society of Cincinnati. The titlepage is signed by Bernard de Marigny, the son of Charles-René-Louis, vicomte de Bernard de Marigny (1740-1816), an associate of Benjamin Franklin, and the commander of the French frigates Belle Poule, Junon, and the captured H.M.S. Ardent during the war. His son has annotated this copy with interesting marginalia (one dated 1842) in French concerning his father, mother, and family relations, as well as George Washington, Lafayette, and more. HOWES L169. BELL L130. LeCLERC 827. SABIN 39613.

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        Méthode de Nomenclature Chimique.

      Cuchet, Paris 1787 - 8vo (202x199 mm). [4], 314 pp. including half title, 6 folding plates; folding table. Contemporary half citron morocco over sprinkled boards, lettering piece chipped, extremities rubbed; contents little browned, occasional marginal dampstaining and spotting. With the bookplate of the Paris surgeon Joseph-Claude-Anthelme Récamier (1774-1852), who first recognized the process of metastasis in cancer. Bound with I: VIRICEL, Jean-Marie, fils. Memoire sur l'Art de preparer les Malades aux grandes Operations. 80 pages. [Lyons], An VII [1799]. Bound with II: SCHROEDER, Theodor Wilhelm. Historia febris bilioso-pituitoso-putridae quae ¿ in variis Hassiae regionibus epidemice grassata est. 35 pages. Dampstained. Göttingen, 1784. ---- Sparrow 125; Norman 1291; Duveen & Klicksteen 126. - First edition, second issue, with woodcut floral ornament on title and no colophon on page 314. "The new chemical nomenclature, originally developed by de Morveau before he had converted to anti-phlogisticism, was adopted by Lavoisier as a means for communicating his new chemistry . . . With only slight modifications, Lavoisier and de Morveau's system remains the basis of modern chemical nomenclature." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Account of the Russian Discoveries Between Asia and America: 3rd Edition

      J NICHOLS, 1787. Hardcover. Good. 8vo. London: J. Nichol, 1787. 3rd edition, revised & corrected. 4 folding maps (see pictures); folding plate. Full calf; spine chipped and front joint weakened. Generally clean and sound internally. 456 pp. See our pictures. <br> br> Sabin 17309; Howes C-834.

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        Joseph Haydn und Nicolo Zingarelli. Beweisführung, dass Joseph Haydn der Tonsetzer des allgemein beliebten österreichischen Volks- und Festgesanges sei. Nebst acht andern ausländischen Volks- und Festgesängen mit neun Musik-Beilagen. Wien, P. Rohrmann 1847. Gr. 8°. 4 Bll., 118 S. 1 Bl. mit Musiknoten, blindgepr. Lwd. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Deckelvign.

      - ÖML IV, 2095.- F. A. Schmid (1787-1857), war Musiksammler, Musikforscher u. Musiker. Er arbeitete als Kustos der Hofbibliothek, wo er u.a. die heutige Musiksammlung der ÖNB ordnete. Schmid zählt mit Sonnleitner, Mosel, Kiesewetter u. Sandler zu den Pionieren der österreichischen Musikgeschichtsschreibung.- Titel gestempelt, stockfleckig, Ebd. tls. leicht fleckig od. berieben.

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        Description et usage du cercle de reflexion avec differentes methodes

      Didot, Paris 1787 - The Borda Circle&#151;Freycinet&#146;s Copy 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 ("à Louis Freycinet") 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. 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. 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A GENERAL PLAN Of PAROCHIAL And PROVINCIAL POLICE. With Instructions to Overseers and Constables, for Better Regulating Their Respectives Parishes ... and Also his Majesty&#39;s Proclamation Against Vice, Profaneness, and Immortality, Lord Sydney&#39;s Letter to the Several High Sheriffs of England, and the Resolutions of the Quarter Sessions for the County of Surrey, Holden at Guildford, in July 1787

      London:: Printed for. 1787.. 8vo: a4 b2 B - H8. 8" x 5". 1st edition (Goldsmith 13489). xi, [1 (blank)], 112 pp.. Later black half-leather binding with marbled paper boards. Marbled edges. Green cloth slipcase.. Both text block end leaves a bit dust soiled, otherwise a VG+ copy.. Scarce on the market- ABPC reports no copies at auction these past 30+ years.

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        TRATADO DE AMIZADE, NAVEGAÇÃO, E COMERCIO

      - ENTRE AS MUITO ALTAS, E MUITO PODEROSAS SENHORAS DONA MARIA I RAINHA DE PORTUGAL, E CATHARINA II. IMPERATRIZ DE TODAS AS RUSSIAS, ASSINADO EM PETERSBURGO PELOS PLENIPOTENCIARIOS DE HUMA, E OUTRA CORTE em 9 / 20 de Dezembro de M. DCC. LXXXVII [1787] E RATIFICADO POR AMBAS AS MAGESTADES. LISBOA NA REGIA OFFICINA TYPOGRAFICA. Anno 1789. In 4º (de 20x16 cm) com 69 pags. Encadernação recente em pergaminho rígido ao gosto da época. Por via deste tratado Portugal tornou-se a primeira nação europeia a abrir os seus portos à navegação e ao comércio com a Rússia. Inocêncio XIX, 296: Tratados de Paz. Location/localizacao: raros

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        Psalms and hymns for public and private worship

      London: C. Watts, 1787. 12mo. [22], 418 pp. Second edition, following the first of 1776: Augustus Toplady&#39;s collection of metrical hymns. Toplady was a Calvinist divine, noted for his "controversial venom against Wesley and his followers" (DNB), of whom Bishop J.C. Ryle said, "Of all the English hymn-writers, none perhaps, have succeeded so thoroughly in combining truth, poetry, life, warmth, fire, solemnity, and unction as Toplady has." Rare: ESTC locates only two copies in the U.S. (Emory, Duke) and three in Britain (two at Rylands, other at Congregational). ESTC T175579. Contemporary calf, covers framed in gilt roll; rubbed, worn, and rebacked with library buckram, spine with typed paper label; hinges (inside) reinforced with cloth tape. Front pastedown with institutional bookplate. Title-page (and one other) with pressure-stamp, pastedowns and verso of title-page rubber-stamped. A few instances of faint foxing, pages otherwise clean.

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        Kurze Rechtfertigung meiner Absichten. Zur Beleuchtung der neuesten Originalschriften

      Frankfurt und Leipzig, 1787.. 70 S., 1 w. Bl. Pappband d. Zt. Goed. IV/1, 522, 9; Wolfstieg 42778. - Erste Augabe der sehr seltenen Schrift Weishaupts. "Im `Nachtrag zur Rechtfertigung`, ... sind die Geständnisse von Interesse, daß die Jesuiten ihm die Bibel verleidet hätten; er lese sie aber jetzt täglich: `Michaelis und Steinbart haben mich ausgesöhnt; ich bin nun vielleicht mehr Christ als mancher, der in mir einen Ungläubigen verabscheut`. Die Geschichte seiner Anrede an die Illum. dirigentes ... erzählt er ausführlich. Den Mißbrauch der obersten Gewalt habe er allerdings mit `starken Farben gemalt`, `aber ich kam von Raynal`. Wahr bleibt ihm noch jetzt, daß der Regent nichts ist als der erste Beamte und Unterthan seines Volkes, daß unsere Unsittlichkeit die Quelle unserer Knechtschaft ist, daß die Spaltungen in der Religion die Menschen noch mehr getheilt haben, daß ein neues Bindungsmittel nöthig ist, damit die getrennten Menschen sich weniger hassen" (ADB).

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        The Botanical Magazine; or, Flower-Garden Displayed (Volumes 1-28 Bound into 14)

      London: W. Curtis, 1787-1808. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good. Complete run of The Botanical Magazine beginning in 1787 and concluding in 1808. Contains all 1,109 plates. Occasional light foxing in the text. Plates exquisite, some off toning from plates to facing pages. An unbelievable set with many fold-out plates that are as sharp and clean as the date they were completed. Includes index to Volumes 1-20 bound into the fourteenth bound volume which also contains Volume 27 & 28. Full brown leather-covered boards with tree calf covers, all volumes re-backed at some point. Considerable wear and scuffing to all, Volume 11-12 (sixth bound volume) missing black oval Volume number stamped in gold indicating two issues within. Volume 19-20 (tenth bound volume) has detached front board. Each volume has the bookplate of Viscount Hood on the front pastedown, pasted over an earlier bookplate that cannot be read. Also pasted in Volume 1-2 on the first free endpaper is the original catalog description from when the set last changed hands.

      [Bookseller: Artisan Books & Bindery]
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        Saggio sulla storia civile del Chili

      Nella Stamperia di S. Tommaso d'Aquino,, In Bologna, 1787 - Cm. 17,5, pp. 333 (1). Con una carta geografica incisa e ripiegata fuori testo. Leg. del tempo in mezza pelle, dorso liscio con filetti e titoli in oro su tassello. Esemplare con diffuse fioriture e due piccoli timbri privati alla basa del frontespizio, peraltro ben conservato. Prima edizione, non comune. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Strictures on Lt. Col. Tarleton&#39;s History of the Campaigns of 1780 AND 1781, in the Southern Provinces of North America. To which is added a Detail of the Siege of Ninety Six and the Re-capture of the Island of New Providence [By Lieut. Hatton]

      London: Printed for the Author, printed by R. Jameson and sold by R. Faulder, 1787. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo (8.5" x 5 1/4", vi, frontispiece image of Tarleton, 186pp. & New leather binding with marble paper covers and end papers. Very good+ to fine. No half title.& Mackenzie is very critical of Tarleton&#39;s History, stating that facts were withheld or altered to fit the narrative. British Lieutenant Colonel Tarleton is best remembered for his skills as a cavalry leader in the South and for his vicious treatment of Continental soldiers during the Revolutionary War , Wherein Military Characters and Corps are vindicated from Injurious Aspersions, and several Important Transactions placed in their proper point of view. In a series of Letters to a Friend, By Roderick Mackenzie late Lieutenant in the 71st Regiment. To which is added, a Detail of the Siege of Ninety Six, and the Re-capture of the Island of New-Providence.& The author defends Lord Cornwallis, and is very severe on Lieut. Col. Tarleton&#39;s "History," in which, he says, "Some facts have been withheld, and some mutilated, while others are raised to a pitch of importance, to which, if historical justice had been the author&#39;s object, they are by no means entitled." The account of the siege of Ninety Six and the capture of New Providence is by Lieut. Hatton. See Rich, 1. 338, "European Magazine," for 1788, Hanger&#39;s "Reply," and Tarleton (B.)& (Boatner, p. 1089). References: Howes M138; Sabin 434431

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        Cronica de D. Alfonso el onceno de este nombre, de los reyes que reinaron en Castilla y en Leon: conforme a un antiguo Ms. de la Real Biblioteca del Escorial y otro de la Mayansiana, e ilustrado con apendices y varios documentos. Parte I / por Don Francisco Cerda y Rico.

      - "IMPRESOR: Madrid: En la imprenta de D. Antonio de Sancha, se hallará en su Librería de la Aduana Vieja, 1787DESCRIPCIÓN: XXXII, 630p. 4º mayor (26 cm). Parte I. (Unica publicada, obra completa) ENCUADERNACIÓN: Bella encuadernación de plena piel, lomo decorado, nervios, dorados, y tejuelo rojo para título "CRONICA DE ALFONSO XI", y tejuelo verde para parte "PARTE I". Guardas decoradas al agua. Cortes en rojo.COMENTARIOS: La Cronica de Don Alfonso el Onceno . ilustrada por Don Francisco Cerdá y Rico conforma el Tomo VII de la Coleccion de las Cronicas y Memorias de los Reyes de Castilla publicadas en la prestigiosa imprenta de Don Antonio de Sancha.NOTAS: Excelente ejemplar de la Crónica del Rey Alfonso XI publicada en el siglo XVIII por la prestigiosa imprenta de Antonio de Sancha.CONSERVACIÓN: Muy buena. Papel limpio y amplios márgenes. Excelente ejemplar.Palau; 64899PSS" Año: 1787

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        Sammandrag af Captain Jacob Cooks tredje Resa

      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. 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 ÷dmann of Uppsala (see Bibliotheca Polynesiana, 1137). The same ÷dmann 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.Beddie, 1566; Du Rietz, "Captain James Cook: a bibliography of literature printed in Sweden", 12; Forbes, 'Hawaiian National Bibliography', 126; Kroepelien, 1137.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        A DEFENCE OF THE STADTHOLDERSHIP wherein of that Office in the United Provinces is Demonstrated, and the Designs and Conduct of the Party that Opposes it are Examined, with a review of the the alliances and connections of the United Provinces with France

      W Richardson at the Royal Exchange, London 1787 - Bound in an old contemporary full leather binding with marbled effect boards, some mild cracking to joints though both boards firmly attaches, some corner wear, internally mild foxing and light browning, a few neat textual corrections in old ink else contents in nice condition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cox Rare Books PBFA]
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        The Antiquities of England and Wales

      London.: S. Hooper.. No date. Ca. 1787.. EIGHT VOLUMES, new edition, tall octavo. Large folding handcolored index map, 54 hand colored half page county maps, numerous engravings and some plans. Two early gatherings in volume 1 transposed without loss (pp. 33-40 and 41-48), plan of Barnard Castle in volume 2 bound in upside down, occasional browning particularly on early leaves of volume 8, some offsetting of color onto verso of maps. Richly bound in calf covered boards and decorative spines gilt, dentelles, ribbon markers, marbled endpapers, a most handsome set in good firm condition. A few pages considerably browned (mostly not affecting images), one tiny edge tear to title page of volume one (no pages missing). Map of Merionshire appears never to have been bound in. A highly desirable set in beautiful leather binding. The 160 page preface to the work in volume 1 and its addenda includes comment on castles, monasteries, architecture, Domesday Book and druidical monuments. The county index follows and continues in the subsequent volumes, detailing much interesting information regarding the antiquities of each county concluding with further information in volume 8, the supplement volume. The map of Rutland is also placed here. .

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        The Antiquities of England and Wales WITH The Antiquities of Scotland

      London: S. Hooper, 1787. Ten volumes, published between 1787-1791 - Volume One - iv, [6], iv, 160pp, [4], 63pp, [1]; Volume Two - [4], 246pp; Volume Three - [4], 168pp; Volume Four - [4], 188pp, [2]; Volume Five - [4], 195pp, [1]; Volume Six - [4], 214pp; Volume Seven - [4], 114pp, [2]; Volume Eight - [4], 172pp; Volume Nine - (Scotland) - xxiii, [1], 170pp, *173-*176 and Volume Ten - 171-308pp. Uniform later half-morocco and marbled paper over boards, raised bands, spines in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, author and volume label to third, remaining panels with central gilt flower, with eight smaller flowers surrounding and joined by curved lines, marbled endpapers. Externally, the corners are bumped, extremities slightly rubbed. Internally lightly browned and foxed throughout, occasionally heavy, with some off setting, with some colour bleed through to verso of maps. Each volume with an engraved frontispiece and an engraved title, two folding hand coloured in outline maps (map of England torn along folds) and fifty-four hand coloured county maps, with a total of seven hundred and ninety (six folding) engravings. Reprint. Half Morocco and Boards. Good. 4to.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        The Antiquities of England and Wales ( Complete in 8 Volumes, 631 Engraved Plates Including 18 Folding, 54 Hand Coloured County Maps )

      London: Hooper & Wigstead, 1787. No date but circa 1787. Complete with 631 engraved plates of which 18 are folding, 54 hand coloured county maps. Bound in full calf, raised bands, gilt tooling in conpartments, leather title lables, marble endpapers. Each volume has been professionally rebacked, ( not recently ), retaining the original boards, calf lightly rubbed, board edges/corners are rubbed with some wear loss, Lincolns Inn library creast in gilt on base of each spine, lacking some title labels. All binding in very good clean attractive condition, all hinge joints very strong. Internally, Lincolns Inn label on endpapers, very occasional small stamp, ( about 5 to each volume ) not affective engraved plates/maps, Lincolns Inn name written in enach volume on first headed page, occcasional light spotting/browning. Pages and illustrations in very good clean condition throughout. A very nice attractive set, in very attractive full calf bindings.A73. New Edition. Quarto.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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