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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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      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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      - 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.

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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]

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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, -

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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]

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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.

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        The European Magazine, and London Review: Vol.XI. for 1787: containing the first published work by Wordsworth: &#39;Sonnet, on seeing Miss Helen Maria Williams weep at a Tale of Distress&#39; 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.

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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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39; behalf, & but which Meredith declined to do. Considering the large sums generally in- & volved in Morris&#39;s transactions, and Morris&#39;s desperate need of any funds in & debtor&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#133;&#133;.". Bath, Jan&#39;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 &#39;died in honourable poverty&#39;. [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&#39; 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&#150;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&#39;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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