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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Müller]
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        Description et usage du cercle de reflexion avec differentes methodes

      Didot, Paris 1787 - The Borda Circle—Freycinet’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’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’s presentation inscription ("à Louis Freycinet") on the title to the celebrated French navigator Louis de Freycinet (1779-1841); Freycinet’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’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’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’s circle. Dictionary of Scientific Biography. Andrewes, The Quest for Longitude, p. 46. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's historyofscience]
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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's Proclamation Against Vice, Profaneness, and Immortality, Lord Sydney'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.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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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'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.

      [Bookseller: SessaBks, A Division of the Philadelphia]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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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'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'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'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'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's "Reply," and Tarleton (B.)& (Boatner, p. 1089). References: Howes M138; Sabin 434431

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books Inc. (IOBA)]
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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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        [Aurivillius] Bibliothecæ, quam olim collegerat in academia Upsaliensi lingvarum oriental.

      professor regiæque societ. scient. Upsal. secretarius, Carolus Aurivillius. [...] publica auctione vendendos [...]. I-II. Uppsala, J. Edman, (1787-88). Liten 8:o. (4),152 + (2),188 s. Två fina mörkbruna stänkdekorerade pappbd med benvita titeletiketter (Johanna Röjgård). Gamla stänkta snitt. Inlagan med lager- och småfläckar samt en del bockar och små bläckplumpar i marginalerna. Titelbladet till första delen ngt bruntonat och till andra delen med två minimala små hål.. Almquist Sveriges bibliografiska litteratur 4439. Del I förtecknar böcker i folio och kvartoformat, vilka såldes i Uppsala i oktober 1787; del II oktaver och duodecimo, vilka såldes i Stockholm i februari 1788. Samtidigt som den fina boksamlingen såldes även några mynt och två Åkermanglober, vilka förtecknas på sista sidan i appendixet i del II. På denna bokauktion köpte Uppsala universitetsbibliotek den fjärde delen av Rudbecks "Atland" för 1160 dlr kmt. Carl Aurivillius (1717-86) var professor i österländska språk vid Uppsala universitet och ledamot av Bibelkommissionen

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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        Apologie des Misvergnügens und Uebels. 3 Teile in 1 Band

      Frankfurt und Leipzig, (Nürnberg, Grattenauer), 1787.. XVI, 136; 182 S., 1 w. Bl.; 252 S., 2 w. Bll. Pappband d. Zt. Goed. IV/1, 522, (22), 6; Wolfstieg 42776. - Erste Ausgabe. - "Sein `System des Idealismus`, wie Weishaupt seine intellektuellen Bemühungen selbst bezeichnet, war keineswegs originell. Doch sein Bekenntnis zu der radikalatheistisch-materialistischen Lehre der Aufklärer Helvetius und Holbach ... dürften in seiner Zeit in Deutschland eine Seltenheit" (Van Dülmen 26). - Rückenbezug fehlt, Kanten beschabt und mit Bezugsfehlstellen. Etwas gebräunt, teils gering fleckig, erste Bll. mit schwachem Wasserrand.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Teutsche Reichsgeschichte

      Leipzig, Weidmann 1787 -1805. 21 cm. 9 Bände; (12), 570, (2); (4), 526, (2); (4), 840; (4), 818; (4), 855, (3 weiße); (4), 1066, (2 weiße); 8, 819, (5 weiße); 20, 1002, (2 weiße); (16), 510, 223, (1) Seiten Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild - ADB XI, 644 - Wegele 917 - Vollständige Ausgabe seines Hauptwerks mit Gesamtregister am Ende von Band 9. "Die staatsrechtliche Seite der Geschichte des Reichs wird nachdrücklich beobachtet ... daneben werden aber zugleich die kulturhistorischen Momente, darunter Handel und Industrie, oft recht eingehend behandelt" (Wegele). Christoph Gottlob Heinrich (1748 - 1810) war Professor der Geschichte in Jena. Bekannt wurde sein Konflikt mit Schiller, weil sich dieser bei seinem Auftreten als Professor der "Geschichte" einführte, während er nur als Professor der "Philosophie" angestellt worden sei (ADB). Einbände teilweise berieben und etwas fleckig; Band 1 im Titelblatt Radierspur und Loch ca. 1 x 2 cm, letzte 32 Seiten Randschäden, davon 8 Seiten Textverlust; Band 7 etwas wasserfleckig und Wurmspuren; Band 8 Rücken oben Fehlstelle 1 x 1 cm, -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Mémoires de M. Goldoni, pour servir à l'histoire de sa vie, et à celle de son Théatre.

      La Veuve Duschesne, Paris. 1787 - First edition. Octavo. Three volumes: pp xxiv, 424; [iv], 364; [iv], 366. Frontispiece portrait in first volume. Original wrappers. Written in French and published in France, where Goldoni was living. The Italian edition appeared the following year. Goldoni's plays attempted to revivify Italian drama, using those of Molière as their model.Spines starting to split. A very good set indeed. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        Oeuvres badines [12 Volumes]

      Visse. Hardcover. Amsterdam and Paris, 1787. 12 volumes. 8vo, 3/4 brown leather, spine gilt in six compartments. Half-titles, 1 engraved portrait by Delauney jeune after Cochin, 26 engraved plates, head and tail pieces. A near fine set with some scattered rubbing and foxing and a few margins stained. He encouraged artists whose reputations were still in the making, and befriended the connoisseur and collector of prints and drawings Pierre-Jean Mariette when Mariette was only twenty-two, but his patronage was somewhat capricious. Diderot expressed this fact in an epigram in his Salon of 1765: "La mort nous a délivré du plus cruel des amateurs."[1] Caylus had quite another side to his character. He had a thorough acquaintance with the gayest and most disreputable sides of Parisian life, and left a number of more or less witty stories dealing with it. These were collected (Amsterdam, 1787) as his ?uvres badines completes. A lovely complete set, finely bound. . Fine. 1787. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Auger Down Books]
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        The European Magazine, and London Review: Vol.XI. for 1787: containing the first published work by Wordsworth: 'Sonnet, on seeing Miss Helen Maria Williams weep at a Tale of Distress' Containing the Literature, History, Politics, Arts, Manners & Amusements of the Age.

      London:: J. Sewell,, 1787.. First edition.. Hardcover. Very Good. iv, (5)- 464, [x], [2] adverts. With 17 of the 18 cuts and facsimiles called for (including the frontis, engraved title, and a foldout), lacking only the View of Albion Mill. This volume contains the issues from January to June. Contents clean and in good order, with slight toning here and there. In the original binding of brown half calf with scuffed and discoloured marbled boards, spine ruled and titled in gilt, and recently refurbished with Japanese tissue. A good copy of rare Wordsworthiana.

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

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        His Career Over, Robert Morris Settles Accounts With the U.S. Treasurer

      Financier of the Revolution and a signer of the Declaration of Independence, & Morris was used to grand enterprises. After the war, he believed strongly in the & future of western expansion, and by 1787 became heavily involved in real es- & tate speculation in the western lands. By 1790 Morris had plunged in full force & and he soon became the largest private property owner in the United States, & owning or holding a controlling interest in eight million acres in Pennsylvania, & New York, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, and Georgia. & To make all of these purchases, Morris borrowed money from every institution & and individual he could convince to lend, and placed much of the land under & mortgages. One of his private investors was Samuel Meredith, the Treasurer of & the United States, and as such the second financial leading figure in the U.S. & government after Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton. As a second stage of & Morris's plan, he intended to survey and improve large tracts of the land and & then to sell the parcels to settlers. This was also an expensive undertaking, and & Morris had exhausted his resources to buy the land, so he borrowed even more. & By 1797 he could not pay his mortgages or creditors; he could not even leave & home because of the sheriffs camped outside waiting to serve him with legal pa- & pers. He evaded them for quite a while, but time ran out and he went to debtor's & prison in February 1798, fated to remain there until 1801. While there he had few & visitors, no offers of aid, and also found that almost everyone took advantage of & his helpless position who could possibly do so. & This is a document recording Morris's financial transactions with Meredith, & headed "Samuel Meredith, Esq., in account with R. Morris Co." It recites that on & January 10, 1786, Meredith paid Morris cash of 14 pounds 14 shillings 10 pence, & which sum was exactly set off in the same month "By my 1/2 of taxes you paid on & lands in Northampton County." On November 6, 1787, Meredith paid Morris over & 569 pounds, of which 293 pounds went for 1/4 cost of the New York lands and & 270 pounds for a year's rent. Morris in return gave a note to be paid in January & 1788. The document then skips to September 1793, recording close to 12 pounds & paid on Morris's behalf - 1/2 half of what I paid Joshua Whitney for surveying & fees. At the bottom of the document, Morris has written and signed: "Rec'd De- & cember 4, 1798 of Samuel Meredith Esq., his check on The Bank of the U.S. for twenty & nine dollars eighty four cents in full of all demands." & This is a very intriguing document. Clearly, Morris continued to have claims & against Meredith, for money Meredith had promised to pay, on Morris' behalf, & but which Meredith declined to do. Considering the large sums generally in- & volved in Morris's transactions, and Morris's desperate need of any funds in & debtor's prison, Morris was reduced to having to settle for small change.

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        Harriers Starting a Hare..Les Chiens de Chasse Levant un Lievre

      London: Published by Robt. Sayer, 53 Fleet Street, May 1, 1787. Mezzotint. Printed on laid paper. In excellent condition with the exception of some soiling in the margins. Image size: 9 7/16 x 13 7/8 inches. 9 7/8 x 13 7/8 inches. 11 1/2 x 17 inches. This is a stunning impression of a hunting scene after the celebrated equine painter James Seymour. 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 listed in Sayer's 1775 catalogue, as being a pair to "Pointers and Pheasants". In this image, published in 1787, Sayer 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; Sayer & Bennett Catalogue, p. 27, no. 416

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        Good autograph letter signed to "My dear Lord" [most likely the Earl of Wigtown], 3-sides 4to:

      "Many many thanks for the very kind favour of your letter and the paper enclosed. This is the first letter I have been able to open since my being here, the gout having very unfairly attacked my right hand, which has been very painful indeed, but I hope the waters they have made me drink will enable me to leave this place the first week in feby as I believe that will be time enough to begin the attack about the Eustatius papers and the noble Lord who from a real sense of Honour stood forth to support me, is now here and will be in town about the time I propose, he persists in the opinion he gave in the House and will go through with it - tis hard at my time of life I am forced to stand forth and complain of a Minister who has such a weight and such support as the Marquis - but what must be, must be. Party I am not of, but the Party of my King & Country and nothing but the base treatment I have met with, and the Cruel and unjust sentence of a Privy Council, could have made appear an accuser in a House of Parliament, and let my Country know the injuries I have suffered - with them I leave it, and whatever they may determine in this affair, it will be my duty to acquiesce . I have received a pamphlet, from the Author of a paper which I hear makes a great noise, I could wish they would let me alone, and let me pass the remainder of my life, in ease, far from the noise of the World and from Envy and Malice…….". Bath, Jan'y 26th 1787. *Rodney had taken the Dutch island of St. Eustatius in the West Indies in 1781 but much of the booty seized, often belonging to British merchants, was lost to the French when the homeward bound convoy in which it was shipped was intercepted by La Motte Picquet in the western approaches. Such fortune as did escape La Motte Picquet was to drain away from Rodney in the years after the war as he lost many of the cases brought against him in the high court by the merchants seeking compensation for their lost cargoes. Claims appeared to an amount exceeding the whole of the captured property and, in settling them, Rodney 'died in honourable poverty'. [see O.D.N.B.]

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        Travels into Poland, Russia, Sweden, and Denmark. Interspersed with Historical Relations, and Political Inquiries

      London: Printed for T. Cadell, 1787., 1787. THIRD EDITION. 4 volumes. 8vo. Illustrated with 12 folding Maps and Plans, 6 folding Tables, 4 full-page Portraits, 2 Medallic Portraits in text, and 8 engraved Plates of which one folding. Contemporary full tree calf with red title label and gilt to spines. Corners bumped, joints starting, small chip to foot of spine of vol.I. Bookplate to paste downs. Light foxing to a couple of folding maps with the odd split at folds.

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      Edinburgh: Printed for the Author, and sold by William Creech, 1787. Second edition. First Edinburgh edition (after the rare 1786 Kilmarnock edition), with all first issue points, including the misprint "Duke of Boxburgh" for "Roxburgh" on page xxxvii, addenda to subscribers list on page xlvi and "skinking" on page 263 (often lacking). Octavo: xlviii, 368; complete with half-title and engraved frontispiece portrait. In a contemporary quarter-calf binding over marbled boards with neat repairs to the top of the spine. Pages clean and fine without foxing or tears. This edition includes 27 pieces not in the Kilmarnock edition and a "Glossary" at the end with notes on pronunciation. The work that launched Burns' career and brought the lyrical Scottish dialect to the world. With the bookplate of Francis Bayard Rives and penciled bookseller notations on the end papers.

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        Poems, chiefly in the Scottish dialect

      London: printed for A. Strahan; T. Cadell; and W. Creech, Edinburgh,, 1787. The third edition. Octavo (207 × 127 mm). Bound c.1880 in red hard-grain morocco by J. B. Hawes, Cambridge, sides with outer double frame in gilt, fleurons at inside corners, spine gilt-lettered direct and dated at foot, spine compartments with gilt frames, dotted gilt roll to board-edges, double gilt rules to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Engraved frontispiece portrait by I. Beugo after Alexander Nasmyth; with the half-title. An excellent copy. First London edition, the third overall. From the library (though without ownership mark) of the Scottish publisher Alexander Macmillan (1818–1896), founder, with his older brother Daniel, of Macmillan & Co. Alexander Macmillan was born in Irvine in Ayrshire, where Burns had briefly worked as a flax-dresser in 1781. He was close to Burns in social class too: his father Duncan Macmillan was an Ayrshire smallholder with a few cattle, who also worked as a carter, carrying coal from the pits to Irvine harbour. Alexander Macmillan's library contained an extensive collection of early Burns editions, mostly bound to match this volume. The binder John B. Hawes was active in Cambridge, mostly turning out neat academic bindings, until about 1889, when he was succeeded by Stoackley & Sons.

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        Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect

      Edinburgh: Printed for the Author, and Sold By William Creech, 1787. First Edinburgh edition, second issue, with corrected reading on page 263, but with the misprint "Boxburgh" on page xxxvii. Hardcover, rebound in full navy gilt-tooled morocco, all edges gilt, by Bayntun. The binding joints are cracked at the top edge, but holding, and a slight bow to the boards, else fine; light scattered foxing to the text-block. Provenance: from the estate of Ester Elziabeth Reed.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.. Octavo 5" x 8.5".

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        Observations on the Structure and Oeconomy of Whales

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

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        Original watercolor study of a butterfly

      Christophe Paulin de la Poix de Freminville (1787-1848)Original watercolor study of a butterfly11? x 13? framed(professionally framed with a beautiful gold leaf moulding with all archival materials and uv plexiglass)Like his contemporary John James Audubon, the Chevalier Freminville had an adventuresome and productive life. Fremenville was the son of a naval architect.  He chose a naval career after hearing a lecture on Captain Cook?s voyages. At the age of 15, Freminville joined the navy and traveled to Haiti under General LeClerc. While there he discovered the great ray, native to the bay of Port-au-Prince, which came to bear his name.By the time he retired in the 1830?s, Freminville had spent most of his life at sea, traveling from Iceland and Russia to Central and South America to West Africa and the Antilles, and drawing specimens of exotic species. He enjoyed much fame in his own day as an antiquary and writer of travel accounts, but he died having produced only one book on natural history subjects, Considerations Generales sur les Moeurs et les Habitudes des Serpens (1842). The drawings that Freminville left behind were intended for a half-dozen other related works on butterflies, fish, mollusks, snakes, and other reptiles, but these books remained unrealized.

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        Miens Orientalis

       A stunning original ink study by Christophe Paulin de la Poix de Fremenville (1787-1848). This life-like sketch is exquistetly rendered and includes minute details and marvelous shading. Overall this piece is 17.75"x11". The smaller white paper containing the drawing has been and has been tipped into a larger colored and textured paper backing that frames the compostion.Like his contemporary John James Audubon, the Chevalier Fremenville had an adventuresome and productive life. Fremenville was the son of a naval architect.  He chose a naval career after hearing a lecture on Captain Cook's voyages. At the age of 15, Fremenville joined the navy and traveled to Haiti under General LeClerc. While there he discovered the great ray, native to the bay of Port-au-Prince, which came to bear his name.In 1819 he published a book with Thomas M'Keevor called "A voyage to Hudson's Bay during the summer of 1812: containing a particular account of the icebergs and other phenomena which present themselves in those regions; also, a description of the Esquimeaux and North American Indians; their manners, customs, dress, language, &c." which was pubilshed in Londonand Printed by Sir Richard Phillips and Co.By the time he retired in the 1830's, Fremenville had spent most of his life at sea, traveling from Iceland and Russia to Central and South America to West Africa and the Antilles, and drawing specimens of exotic species. He enjoyed much fame in his own day as an antiquary and writer of travel accounts, but he died having produced only one book on natural history subjects, Considerations Generales sur les Moeurs et les Habitudes des Serpens (1842). The drawings that Fremenville left behind were intended for a half-dozen other related works on exotic butterflies, fish, mollusks, snakes, and other reptiles, but these books remained unrealized.Overall this piece is in very good condition with some light foxing and staining. 

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        ?loge du Capitaine Cook. Par M. Blanc Gilli, de MarseilleÖ

      Paris,: chez Morin, 1787.. Octavo, 118 pp. (last blank), a fine copy in period-style red crushed morocco, spine gilt with raised bands. A very scarce book: this florid and rather entertaining elegy for Cook, published in Paris, is testament to the esteem in which he was held as a navigator and scientist in France.In the preface the author states that Cook was as widely respected in France as in England, 'a statement which is borne out by the fact that the centenary of his death was celebrated in Paris but not in London' (Holmes). The elegy is a glowing narrative of Cook's life and voyages enriched with a 24 page appendix (including notes on other voyagers to the South Seas, Cook's importance to the history of astronomy, and references to contemporary philosophers such as Rousseau).Mathieu Blanc Gilli, a resident of Marseilles, was a politically active pamphleteer who served briefly in the Legislative Assembly before falling foul of rivals during the French Revolution and retiring to an obscure provincial post. Gilli published on a wide range of reforms, including an abolitionist pamphlet critical of the plantation system in Santo Domingo.Forbes only located copies in the Mitchell and three American libraries (including the Sir Maurice Holmes copy at UCLA). The National Library of Australia has since acquired a copy.Beddie, 1959; Forbes, 'Hawaiian National Bibliography', 124; Holmes, 63; Kroepelien, 85; O'Reilly-Reitman, 454.

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        A History of the Campaigns of 1780 and 1781, in the Southern Provinces of North America

      London: T. Cadell, 1787. First edition, with errata page. Slight rubbing of edges, front hinge weak, else fine. Large quarto (10-7/8 x 8-3/8 inches) .

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

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

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        Benjamin Franklin Presents the Constitution to the Pennsylvania State Legislature; A Nantucket Indian Creation Myth

      Philadelphia, PA 1787 - Newspaper. Pennsylvania Packet and General Advertiser, September 21, 1787. John Dunlap, Philadelphia, Pa., 4 pp., 12 x 18 3/4 in. Pennsylvania's representatives to the Constitutional Convention, including Benjamin Franklin, present the Constitution to the Representatives of the Pennsylvania State legislature. A contemporary report of the end result of the Philadelphia Convention's efforts over the summer of 1787, less than a week after the Convention concluded. "Sir, we have now the honor to present to this house the plan of government for the United States, which has been determined upon by the federal convention. As soon as the speaker had concluded, Dr. Franklin rose, and delivered a letter from the delegates to the house, which being read, consisted of a recommendation to the legislature." (p. 2, col. 4)Reports on the proposal of the Constitution to Pennsylvania. "To the Honorable the Representatives of the Freemen of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.your petitioners have seen, with great pleasure, the proposed constitution of the United States, and as they conceive it to be wisely calculated to form a perfect union of the states, as well as to secure to themselves and posterity, the blessings of peace, liberty and safety, they have taken this method of expressing their earnest desires, that the said constitution may be adopted as speedily as possible, by the state of Pennsylvania." (p. 3, col.1).Contains a section entitled: "Origin of the Island of Nantucket. An Indian Tradition." "On the west end of Martha's Vineyard are high cliffs of variegated coloured earths, known by the name Gayhead.The Indians who live about this spot have a tradition that a certain deity resided there before the Europeans came into America." (p. 3, col.4).Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) Born in Boston, he originally worked as a printer for his older brother. After moving to Philadelphia, he started his own newspaper, the Pennsylvania Gazette, in which he published his ideas in support of American independence. He was very involved in the writing of the Declaration of Independence, and during the Revolutionary War was appointed Ambassador to France, where he negotiated the important alliance between the two nations. Franklin was also known for his science experiments, most notably with regards to electricity.ConditionNear fine

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        Gründliche Nachricht von der . Stadt Lübeck welche den Einheimischen und Fremden aus unverwerflichen Dokumenten mit aufrichtiger Feder ertheilet wird. 3. stark vermehrte Aufl., hrsg. v. J.H. Schnobel. Lübeck, Green, 1787. 1 Titel, 10 Bll., 546 S. Mit 1 doppelseit. gestoch. Ansicht und 1 mehrf. gefalt. gestoch. Grundriss von Lübeck. Schöner Pgt. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. RSch. (gering fleckig).,

      1787 - Kat. d. SH Landesbibliothek, S. 1107f.- Mit der schönen Ansicht und dem Grundrissplan von Lübeck.- Titelblatt mit zwei hinterlegten Ausschnitten (kein Textverlust), die Ansicht von Lübeck (Sahlmann 4.29) am Falz fachgerecht an das Titelblatt montiert. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        [Greek title.] Di Museo, il grammatico, Gli amorosi avvenimenti tra Ero, e Leandro, Tradotti dal Greco originale in latino, ed in versi Italiani da Francesco Mazzarella-Farao

      Napoli: Nella Stamperia di Pietro Perger, 1787 Rare edition of Musaeus Grammaticus' poem, Hero and Leander. Contemporary stiff vellum, gilt stamped spine label, edges sprinkled blue. . Octavo. Engraved frontispiece, signed F. La Marra," full-page engraving on k5v. Engraved title-page vignette, vignette engraving on f7r. Woodcut head- and tail-pieces and capital letters. Text in Greek and Italian. Covers worn at fore-edge, some brown spotting to front cover near fore-edge. Old bookplate on front free endpaper. Overall a very good copy Musaeus' work probably dates from the very early 6th century, as his style and metre are evidently modelled on those of Nonnus. The Aldine edition, which Dibdin thinks is the first, has the distinction of being the first book issued from the press of Aldus and the rarest of the Aldine classics. The present edition is not in Dibdin The translator, Francesco Mazzarella-Farao (1746-1821) also translated Vergil, Anacreon, Sappho, and others.

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      [Mexico City]. May 24, 1787.. [2]pp. manuscript letter on single folio sheet, written in a clerical hand and signed by Palou on the verso. Left edge a bit worn, apparently removed from a bound volume, small bit of wear on the top edge, else near fine. In a half morocco and cloth case, spine gilt. A document signed by the famed California missionary, Francisco Palou, toward the end of his long career, when he was Guardian of the College of San Fernando. Palou (ca. 1722- 89) was a student of Father Junipero Serra and followed his teacher to California where the two men, in conjunction with other missionaries, labored to build a system of missions in Upper and Lower California. Palou founded Mission Dolores in San Francisco, and was at one time or another the superior of the missions of Upper and Lower California. His historical writings are still the principal source for the life of the venerable Father Serra, and for early California missionary history as well. This manuscript, written in a clerical hand and signed by Palou, is illustrative of the struggle for influence in the Californias between the church and the secular government. In the mid-1780s, Palou became "guardian" of the College of San Fernando, a Franciscan seminary in Mexico City. Pedro Fages, governor of both Californias, often interfered with the passage of missionaries to and from the region. On April 24, 1787, Ramon de Posada y Soto, the Fiscal of the Royal Treasury in Mexico, issued a decree that the Governor should be informed which friars would be travelling to California. Palou, upon learning of the decree, contacted the newly-appointed interim Viceroy, Archbishop Alonso Nuñez de Haro y Peralta, and the Viceroy determined that the only authority which needed to be informed was the "higher government," and not the secular authorities. In this manuscript letter Palou writes Posada y Soto with characteristic diplomacy after having gone over the head of the government official, and informs him of the new order of things. The text reads (in translation): "With due respect and attention I received the Official Communication of the 21st of this month in which you so kindly inform me that it was a slip of the pen to have stated that it was necessary for the Missionaries of this Apostolic College who are working or will be working in the active Missions of New California and Monterey, to have a license from and permission of the Governor of that Peninsula, but that all that is necessary is for that Higher Government and the Guardian of this College to be aware of the fact and to give his permission; with this determination the error contained in the first copy of the Decree of the preceding April 24 is obliterated. I am advised of the explanation, and I shall communicate this information to all those Chaplain Missionaries who serve under your Excellency and Illustrious Self, so that they may commend it to God and pray for health and happy achievements in both governments; and I shall do likewise with regard to all individuals of this your Apostolic College of San Fernando and Mexico." Palou's signature shows his advanced age - this letter was signed by him in 1787, two years before his death at age sixty-six. Documents signed by Palou are rather scarce on the market. An excellent example of his deep and continued interest in the California missions he helped found, and of his guardianship of the independence of church missionaries from secular control. Zephyrin Engelhardt, THE MISSIONS AND MISSIONARIES OF CALIFORNIA, Vol. 2, pp.443-44.

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        Memorie di tre celebri principesse della famiglia Gonzaga offerte a sua eccellenza il signor conte Stefano Sanvitale parmigiano. in occasione delle sue felicissime nozze con sua eccellenza la signora principessa Donna Luigia Gonzaga mantovana

      Carmignani, Parma 1787 - In 8, pp. XVIII + 134 + (1) + (1b). Alone violaceo al marg. esterno delle prime 12 carte. Legatura novecentesca in mz. pg. con angoli. "Questa raccolta, preceduta da versi di Bettinelli, di Bramieri e dello stesso Affò, comincia dalle Memorie di donna Giulia Gonzaga Colonna duchessa di Trajetto. L'A. aveva già pubblicata sei anni prima una Vita di donna Giulia Gonzaga nella Raccolta ferrarese di opuscoli scientifici e letterari. Ma questa Vita è sì poca cosa, che si devono considerare le Memorie piuttosto una nuova opera che una seconda edizione. Dalle Memorie di Lucrezia Gonzaga, qui pubblicate per la prima volta, è chiaro, essere stata non meno sfortunata di Giulia nel marito. In vece di un frigido, ne incontrò uno violento in Giampaolo Manfrone juniore, condottiero d'armi della repubblica veneta. Nulla aggiugneremo delle Memorie d'Ippolita Gonzaga, che non contengono alcun che di speciale, e basti notare, che fu questa la terza edizione." (Ugoni, Della letteratura italiana nella seconda metà del secolo XVIII, III, p. 342 e ss.). ITA

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        Vue de la Montagne d'Arion sur une des Tours du Chateau." Ansicht vom Arionsberg im Bagno auf einen der Schlosstürme

      Kupferstich aus Le Rouge "XVIII et XIX Cahier des jardins anglais ..." 1787. 25x39 cm. Nr. 37, XIX. - Pries S. 48 - Lotz 3312 - Brunet III, 998 vgl. - Partie im Bagno mit Blick auf Eiskeller, Gotteskaskade mit Neptun, Pavillon Ravenshorst, Eingangspavillon der Roseninsel und Pavillon Alpen.

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        Vue de la Montagne d'Arion sur L'Illustre Chapitre de Borghorst." Blick vom Arionsberg im Bagno aus auf das Stift Borghorst

      Kupferstich aus Le Rouge "XVIII et XIX Cahier des jardins anglais ..." 1787. 24.5x39 cm. Nr. 38, XIX. - Pries S. 49 - Lotz 3312 - Brunet III, 998 vgl. - Partie im Bagno mit Blick auf die Türme des Chinesischen Salons, Terrassenkaskade, Marmorbad und Turm des Stiftes Borghorst.

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        An Academy for Grown Horsemen, Containing the Complete Instructions for Walking, Trotting, Cantering, Galloping, Stumbling and Tumbling.

      London, printed for W. Dickinson, S. Hooper, and Mess. Robinsons, 1787. - Folio (266 x 365 mm). VI, III-XX, 38 pp. With two frontispieces and 21 plates (the frontispiece and 10 out of 11 plates present in two states, both coloured and as sepia mezzotints). (Bound with:) Annals of Horsemanship. Containing Accounts of Accidental Experiments, and Experimental Accidents Both Successful and Unsuccessful [.]. London, for W. Dickinson, S. Hooper, J. Archer, and R. White, 1791. XVII, (1), 81, (1) pp. With 15 stipple-engraved plates. 19th-century red three-quarters morocco with gilt spine. Marbled endpapers. First editions of Gambano's droll classics on horsemanship featuring H. W. Bunbury's humorous caricatures: a luxury copy with the rare hand-coloured plates included with the first work. "Geoffrey Gambado" has sometimes been identified with the illustrator, but is also said to have been Francis Grose, compiler of "A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue" (cf. Riely, "Horace Walpole and 'the Second Hogarth'", in: ECS 9/1 [1975]). In addition to his works on antiquities, satiric essays, and volumes on non-standard words and meanings, Grose (1731-91) wrote "Rules for Drawing Caricaturas: with an Essay on Comic Painting" (1788), and the frontispiece portrait of "Gambado" in the "Academy" bears an uncanny resemblance to Grose, a "stocky, corpulent figure which Grose himself caricatured" (DNB). - The stipple-engraved plates were designed by H. W. Bunbury (1750-1811), whom "Walpole enthusiastically compared [.] to Hogarth. He was the friend of Goldsmith, Garrick, and Reynolds, and the favourite of the Duke and Duchess of York, to whom in 1787 he was appointed equerry. All this, coupled with the facts that he was seldom, if ever, personal, and wholly abstained from political subjects, greatly aided his popularity with the printsellers and the public of his day, and secured his admission, as an honorary exhibitor, to the walls of the Academy, where between 1780 and 1808 his works frequently appeared [. They] are not without a good deal of grotesque drollery of the rough-and-ready kind in vogue towards the end of the last century - that is to say, drollery depending in a great measure for its laughable qualities upon absurd contrasts, ludicrous distortions, horseplay, and personal misadventure." (DNB). - "The Annals of Horsemanship" were later "published with and generally bound with" the "Academy", though always "with a separate title page" (Huth). The "Academy" seemingly wants fol. B1 of the preliminary matter, but was apparently issued that way: as the ESTC notes, "Possibly deliberately mis-signed in order to support the 'missing' portion of the author's preface - see editor's note". - Some browning and brownstaining; occasional edge tears repaired (including a largish tear to fol. M2, the edges of which are more severely frayed). From the library of the late Robert Lionel Foster, Esq. (British Justice of the Peace, d. 1952; his bookplate on front pastedown). Graesse III, 22. Huth p. 52. Lowndes p. 860. Brunet II, 1474 ("singulier ouvrage"). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Shorter Catechism, Composed By the Assembly of Divines, at Westminster, Containing, the Principles of the Christian Religion, with Scripture-Proofs

      Albany, New York: J. Newlands, P. Sim et al, Printed By Charles R. Webster. 1787. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. S Soft Cover. Fair. Published at Albany, NY, 1787. Evans 25030, exceptionally rare. Plain gray softcover, stitched binding, 40 pages. Includes A Scheme of Prayer, beginning at page 36. Covers worn, creased and lightly chipped, probably restitched long ago, contents age-toned but clean with some minor edge chipping and minor dampstaining to upper edges of final few pages, name [Lucy Burn or Burk?] inside front cover.

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        Karte der Magellanischen Strasse von Herrn Don Juan de la Cruz Canoy Olmedillo... und nach den Beobachtungen der Herrn Byron, Wallis, Carteret, und Bougainville

      Vienna:. 1787.. Large map of the Straits of Magellan, with soundings and detailed observations. 26 1/2 x 20" with large margins, copper engraving with period outline color. Inset of Patagonia and the Falkland Islands. Wonderfully detailed map marking the direction of water flow, soundings, mountains & wooded areas on shore, notable landmarks, with names in German, English & sometimes French. Some marginal waterstaining at the far right edge o/w very good condition with a few period folds.

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        Der Richter über den Herrn Schlendrian. Ein eben so komischer Roman, als Herr Schlendrian selbst. Dritte Auflage.

      Frankfurt und Leipzig, 1787. - 3 Teile in 1 Band. 270, (6) SS. Mit Holzschnittvignette am Titel und einem gest. Frontispiz. Marmorierter Halblederband mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. 8vo. Erste Ausgabe dieser seltenen "Blüthenlese anstössiger Gerichtsverhandlungen, betreffend Scandalosa, Sünden gegen das sechste Gebot" (Hayn/G.). Der böhmische Journalist und Schriftsteller F. X. Huber (1755-1814) war Mitbegründer einer Reihe liberaler Zeitschriften. "Für Beethoven, mit dem er seit der Heirat mit Caroline Willmann freundschaftlich verbunden war, verfaßte er den Text des Oratoriums 'Christus am Ölberg' (1803) [.] Seine zeitkritischen Kommentare [.] beeinflußten die Wiener Anhänger des literarischen Jakobinismus" (DBE). Hayn/Gotendorf VII, 179. Goedeke IV/1, 621, 105, 4. Wurzbach IX, 369. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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