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        Historia del Viejo y Nuevo Testamento. Traducida del latín al castellano por «Un Sacerdote Secular»

      Madrid, en la Imprenta Real, 1787. Ocho tomos en 4to.; 2 hs., XX pp., 446 pp. y una lámina grabada por Fabregat + 1 h., VI pp., 431 pp. + XXIV pp., 535 pp. + XII pp., 278 - 161 pp. + 2 hs., XX pp., 395 pp. + 1 h., XIV pp., 254 pp. + 1 h., VI pp., 318 pp. + 1 h., X pp., 366 pp. Encuadernación uniforme en piel con tejuelos.

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        "Original letters, written during the reigns of Henry VI., Edward IV., and Richard III, by various persons of rank or consequence ... with notes, ... and authenticated by engravings of autographs, fac similes, paper-marks, and seals. In two volumes. By John Fenn, ... "

      G. G. J. and J. Robinson London: G. G. J. and J. Robinson. 1787. "First edition, 2 volumes, 4to, pp. xxxiii, [55], 301; [4], 341, [23]; engraved vignette title-pp., 2 hand-colored frontispieces, 1 hand-colored plate, large folding genealogical table, 14 engraved plates of signatures; full contemporary red goat, gilt rules on covers, gilt-decorated spines in 7 compartments, green morocco labels in 3; with a few careful manuscript corrections, presumably by the editor, in the preface to vol. I; early armorial bookplate of Richard Brooke; very slightly rubbed, but generally a fine set. One of the great surviving English family correspondences of the 15th century, ""an invaluable collection of letters and papers, consisting of members of the Paston family, and others connected with them, between the years 1422 and 1509, and also including some state paper and other important documents"" (EB). This extraordinary archive first surfaced in the early 18th century and eventually came into the hands of Thomas Worth, a chemist at Diss, in Suffolk. Worth sold them to the Norfolk antiquary John Fenn, who set to work collating and transcribing the collection. These two volumes, the first fruits of his labors, were dedicated to King George III to whom the original manuscripts were then presented. The manuscripts subsequently vanished, and some doubts were expressed in the mid-19th century about their authenticity; in time, however, fragments of the collection came into the hands of Francis Douce (fragments now in the Bodleian) and Sir Thomas Phillips. Fenn went on to prepare two further volumes which appeared in 1789; a fifth volume was left unfinished at his death in 1794, and was not printed until 1823."

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        Reports of cases argued and determined in the Court of King's Bench from Michaelmus Term, 26th George III, to Easter Term, 27th George III. Both Inclusive. By Charles Durnford and Edward Hyde East, of the Temple, Esqrs. Barristers at Law

      London : printed by His Majesty's Law-Printers: for T. Whieldon, Fleet-Street, 1787-1800. First edition, 8 vols., folio, ownership signature of Thomas Hinckley, solicitor of Lichfield, cont. calf, rubbed, hinges cracked, some covers detached, final three leaves of vol. I torn but complete.

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        Memorie sopra il cimitero antico della Chiesa di S. Maria Novella di Firenze illustrate e date in luce.

      Nella Stamperia di Francesco Moücke,, in Firenze, 1787 - In 8° (200x127mm), pp. XXXII, 148 [i.e. 152; le pp. 125-128 sono ripetute nella numerazione], legatura del secondo Ottocento in m. pelle con titolo in oro al dorso e piatti marmoreggiati. Tagli rossi. Vignetta incisa su rame al titolo con putti in volo. Dedicatoria a Giovanni Rucellai. 3 tavole ripiegate incise su rame f.t. raffiguranti il prospetto e la facciata di Santa Maria Novella. Ottimo e fresco esemplare (rinforzi alle cerniere). Prima edizione, rara. Memorie storico-archeologiche del celebre sacerdote domenicano e storico (Firenze, 1727-ivi, 1803). "Sul piano culturale la figura del F. si segnala come quella di un notevole studioso. Dal principio degli anni Cinquanta all'inizio del nuovo secolo, il suo imponente lavoro erudito si concretizzò principalmente nella classificazione dei codici del convento e in una serie di scritti sulla storia della chiesa e del convento di S. Maria Novella." (Orsola Gori Pasta in D.B.I., XLVIII, 1997). Lozzi, I, 1828. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recopilacion Sumaria de Todos los Autos Acordados de la Real

      1787. Very Scarce 1787 Mexican Compilation of Colonial Spanish Laws Belena, Eusebio Buenaventura [1736-1794]. Montemayor y Cordova de Cuenca, Juan Francisco de [1620-1685]. Recopilacion Sumaria de Todos los Autos Acordados de la Real Audiencia y Sala del Crimen de Esta Nueva Espana, y Providencias de su Superior Gobierno; De Varias Reales Cedulas y Ordenes que Despues de Publicada la Recopilacion de Indias Han Podido Recogerse asi de las Dirigidas a la Misma Audiencia o Gobierno, Como de Algunas Otras que por sus Notables Decisiones Convendra no Ignorar. [Mexico City]: Por don Felipe de Zuniga y Ontiveros, 1787. Six volumes in two books, each with title page, Books 3-5 paged continuously, first book preceded by introduction and tables preceded by general title page. Copperplate portraits to verso of title-page and first leaf of introduction. Folio (11" x 7-1/2") Later (probably nineteenth-century) quarter morocco over marbled boards, gilt titles and ornaments to spine, marbled endpapers. Light wear to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, some chipping to head of spine, front joints just starting at head, hinges cracked. Attractive woodcut initials, two depicting the native Mexican landscape. Marginalia in early hand to a few leaves. Light toning, somewhat heavier in places, light foxing to some leaves. Annotations in early hand to a few leaves in Parts 3-6, interior otherwise clean. Ex-library. Small shelf label to foot of second book, stamps to title pages. A solid copy of a very scarce title. * First edition. This is an important compilation of legislation, royal orders and criminal court decisions in colonial Mexico. According to Sabin, this is a book of "highest rarity." Many of these deal with law, slaves, property rights and the local government of the Native Americans. Part I: Recopilacion Sumaria de Algunos Autos Acordados de la Real Audiencia y Chancilleria de la Nueva Espana. Part II: Recopilacion de Algunos Mandamientos y Ordenanzas del Gobierno de esta Nueva Espana. Part III: Recopilacion Sumaria de los Autos Acordados de la Real Audiencia de esta Nueva Espana. Part IV: Recopilacion Sumaria de los Autos Acordados de la Real Sala del Crimen de la Audiencia de Esta Nueva Espana. Part V: Recopilacion Sumaria de las Providencias de este Superior Gobierno Posteriores a las Re

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        COMMENTARIES ON THE LAWS OF ENGLAND: In Four Books. The Tenth Edition, with the Last Corrections of the Author, additions by Richard Burn, and continued to the present time, by John Williams.

      London, Printed for A. Strahan (and others), 1787. Tenth Edition. Four (4) volumes. pp: (xvi), 485; (vii), 520, xix; (vii), 455, xxvii; (vii), 443, vii + index; engraved portrait of Blackstone in first volume; foldout chart (foxed) in Volume II. Bound in old mottled calf (expertly rebacked in matching leather), raised bands, red and black leather labels. 8.5" x 5.25" Full Calf. Very Good

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        Historia del Viejo y Nuevo Testamento. Traducida del latín al castellano por «Un Sacerdote Secular».

      Madrid, en la Imprenta Real, 1787. - Ocho tomos en 4to.; 2 hs., XX pp., 446 pp. y una lámina grabada por Fabregat + 1 h., VI pp., 431 pp. + XXIV pp., 535 pp. + XII pp., 278 - 161 pp. + 2 hs., XX pp., 395 pp. + 1 h., XIV pp., 254 pp. + 1 h., VI pp., 318 pp. + 1 h., X pp., 366 pp. Encuadernación uniforme en piel con tejuelos.

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        Beating & Trailing for a Hare. L'action de trainer & a batre les buissons pour de lage le Lievre

      London: Published by Robt. Sayer No 53 Fleet Street, June 22, 1787. Mezzotint. Printed on laid paper. In excellent condition with the exception of some soiling in the margins. Image size: 9 3/8 x 13 3/4 inches. 9 7/8 x 13 3/4 inches. 11 1/2 x 17 inches. This is a rich impression of this stunning print by Burford after Seymour depicting hare coursing. 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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        The Botanical Magazine; or, Flower-Garden Displayed: in Which The most Ornamental Foreign Plants, cultivated in the Open Ground, the Green-House, and the Stove, will be accurately represented in their natural Colours. To which will be added, Their Names, Class, Order, Generic and Specific Characters, according to the celebrated Linaeus; their Places of Growth, and Times of Flowering: Togething with the most approved methods of culture. Volumes I, II, II and part of IV, bound as one.

      W. Curtis, London. 1787 - Poor. Breaking copy. Missing front cover and leaves prior to title page. Leather to spine chipped, cracked and missing bits and the gathering has cracked, leaving the book in disparate parts. The title page is a touch dog-eared and with name neatly penned in contemporary hand to top/outer corner. Lightly toned throughout, as usual and with a spot of very mild foxing. There is one uncorrected errata, being that the text page for plate 76 is a duplicate of text page 73, thus this volume contains no correct text page for plate 76. There are two leaves of index to the rear and the last two are missing but have been replaced with hand penned duplicates, penned in a contemporaneous hand. Missing plate 17 'Cactus Flagelliformis. Creeping Cereus'. Missing all plates and texts from/and including 22 to 24, 31 to 33, (49 and 50 have been bound in vice versa order), missing plate for 64 'Hemerocallis Fulva. Tawny Day-Lilly'. Plates and text from and including 109 to 114 are missing. Plate 119 is a folding plate, a little creased and with a couple of small closed tears down one of the creases. There is also one extra unnumbered hand-coloured and hand-written diagrammatic plate to the rear (preceding plate 120) and plate number 120 has been hand-coloured. 4pp publishers catalogue to rear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE FOR SEPTEMBER, 1787

      Philadelphia: Printed for Seddon, Spotswood, Cist, and Trenchard, 1787.. pp.615-74. Plus two plates (one folding). Original blue pictorial wrappers, with later stitching. Wrappers soiled and worn, spine perished. Text tanned and a bit soiled, some light foxing. Withal, in very good, unsophisticated condition (save for the later stitching). Untrimmed. In a half morocco clamshell case, gilt leather spine labels. The first periodical printing of the United States Constitution, probably issued within a week of its issuance as a broadside. The Constitutional Convention ratified its final draft on Monday, September 17, 1787. The following day, September 18, the broadside version, issued for members of the Convention, was printed by Dunlap and Claypoole, the official printers. On September 19 the same printers issued the first public printing of the Constitution in their newspaper, THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET. The present magazine was probably printed late in the week, and the final signature, containing the Constitution and recent news, was probably printed on Saturday, September 22. This is the last internal date, on the last page, and actually refers to an event that took place on the 17th as "Monday last." From a survey of Mott's HISTORY OF AMERICAN MAGAZINES in the period, it seems that it was common practice to issue monthly publications by the last week of every month. This issue would seem to have been out and in general circulation by Monday the 24th, one week after the end of the Convention. Its version of the Constitution was executed, most likely, on the 22nd, four days after the official broadside and three days after the first public, newspaper, appearance. This issue also contains the text of John Quincy Adams's Harvard commencement address (he finished second in a class of fifty-one), which was given in Cambridge on July 18, 1787. It is his first published writing. The COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE was a distinguished publication of the period. Mott calls it one of the best 18th century American magazines. It began in September, 1786, and was well established, with Matthew Carey's AMERICAN MUSEUM, as one of the two major periodicals then being issued in Philadelphia, or for that matter the country, at the time. Since the magazine probably had wider circulation than the newspapers issued in Philadelphia, it is likely that this printing was one of the chief means of disseminating the Constitution immediately after its first publication. The front wrapper contains a striking engraving of an eagle perched atop a globe. An exceptionally early and important printing of the Constitution. MOTT, HISTORY OF AMERICAN MAGAZINES I, pp.94-9. EVANS 20280. Wilbur T. Roberts: "They Printed the Declaration and the Constitution," in THE MENTOR, July 1928, pp.52-4. Leonard A. Rapport, "Printing the Constitution," in PROLOGUE: THE JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES, Fall 1970, pp.69-89.

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        Letters On Egypt. With A Parallel Between The Manners Of Its Ancient And Modern Inhabitants, The Present State, The Commerce, The Agriculture, And Government Of That Country And An Account of the Descent of St, Lewis at Damietta

      Dublin: Luke White, 1787. leather_bound. Modern quarter plum morocco and marbled boards, green morocco spine labels printed in gilt, raised bands, spine panels with fleur-de-lis motifs in gilt. Fine. 2 vols./No Dust Jacket. 414 & 425 cm. 21 x 13 1/2 cm. Three folding plates (two maps). Robert Young Hayne's (1791-1839) copy, a Senator and Governor [South Carolina] and Mayor of Charleston, with his bookplates and signatures on title pages of both volumes. Hayne was a keen advocate of nullification and an opponent of protective tariff rates who tilted successfully with Webster and Clay. A scholarly and esteemed account citing Arab texts, and presenting Egypt prior to the French occupation. Marginal dampstains to first few leaves of Vol. I, not affecting text, modest text toning.

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        Letters on Egypt containing, a parallel between the manners of its ancient and modern inhabitants, its commerce, agriculture, government and religion; with the descent of Louis IX at Damietta. Extracted from Joinville, and Arabian authors

      London: Printed for G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1787. Second edition. Recent leather in period style. Very Good/Kalfatovic 0157 ('an excellent account of Egypt before the French occupation"); Ibrahim-Hilmy II, 214.. 22cm; 2 volumes. 4 folding plates, including three maps and a plan of the Great Pyramid. Pages evenly toned but crisp and fresh.

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        Travels In North-America in the Years 1780, 1781, and 1782

      G.G.J. and J. Robinson, London, 1787. all leaves bright and clean with no foxing. 8 1/4 x 5 inches, full calf, some wear at edges, cracked and at chipped at spine, marbled endpapers, Two volumes including two engraved folding maps and three folding plates. Both volumes having the same publisher and date but the second volume is listed as being a second edition. Chastellux served as a commander of French forces in the Revolutionary War under Rochambeau. This publication is the first English translation of his travels and observations of America immediately following the Revolutionary War.

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        Anfangsgründe der Wundarzneykunst.

      4°. Über 3330 S. Mit 44 gestochenen, gefalteten Tafeln. Halblederbände der Zeit mit 2 verschiedenfarbigen Rückenschildern und etwas Rückenvergoldung. 7 Bände. Hirsch-H. IV, 800. - Blake 381. - Vgl. Wellcome IV, 523 (für Ausgabe 1782-1804). - Wiener Ausgabe, die gleichzeitig mit der Originalausgabe in Göttingen erschien. Richter "trat der in Deutschland stellenweise eingrissenen Operationsmanie mit Entschiedenheit entgegen und führte die Chirurgie zur Einfachheit zurück" (Hirsch-H.). - Papier wie stets leicht gebräunt. Vereinzelt schwach stockfleckig. Mit zeitgenössischen handschriftlichen Besitzvermerken auf den Vorsätzen. Uniform gebundenes, wohlerhaltenes Exemplar.

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

      67,1 Seite. Zeitgenössische, einfache Broschur. 4to. Broschur begriffen, fingerfleckig, insges. jedoch gut. Papier innen ausgesprochen gut erhalten. Johann Stephan Pütter (* 25. Juni 1725 in Iserlohn; ? 12. August 1807 in Göttingen) war ein deutscher Staatsrechtslehrer und Publizist in der Zeit der Aufklärung.

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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 DibdinThe translator, Francesco Mazzarella-Farao (1746-1821) also translated Vergil, Anacreon, Sappho, and others.

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        Doctor and Student: or, Dialogues Between a Doctor of Divinity and

      1787. Saint Germain, Christopher [1460-1540]. Muchall, William, Editor. Doctor and Student: or, Dialogues Between a Doctor of Divinity and a Student in the Laws of England: Containing the Grounds of Those Laws; Together with Questions and Cases Concerning the Equity Thereof. London: Printed by A. Strahan, 1787. [xvi], 345, [36] pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary calf, rebacked in period style with raised bands and lettering piece, endpapers renewed. Some rubbing to extremities, corners somewhat worn, front hinge starting. Toning to text, negligible light foxing in a few places. Later owner signature to front free endpaper, interior otherwise clean. * Seventeenth edition, "Corrected and Improved." Written originally in Latin in 1523, this work contains two dialogues between a doctor of divinity and a student of English law. It popularized canonist learning on the nature and object of law, the religious and moral standards of law, the foundations of the common law and other issues regarding the jurisdiction of Parliament. A very important work in the development of equity, Doctor and Student appeared in numerous editions and it remained an authority well into the eighteenth century. The edition by Muchell, later reissued as the eighteenth, is considered to be the best one. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:25 (34).

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        The Cabinet of Genius

      for C. Taylor, London - 1787, 1785. 2 vols. Each section individually paginated. 21 cm. Contains 80 plates. Full leather, corners bumped, hinges coming loose. Front board off. Some plates in first section of volume one stained at top, some foxing in both volumes, some tissue guards loose. Having checked several bibliographical listings of this item, it seems that the publisher collated this series in whatever fashion he fancied that day. No two volumes seem to be assembled in the same order (see the copy in the National Library for instance). The second volume of this set was separately issued in 1785, but is only listed as such in 1 library's holdings. Otherwise, the Cabinet of Genius is generally listed as being published 1787-1790. There are 80 plates in this set, but there is one set catalogued with up to 95 plates. However, there are no missing pieces, so it seems to have been assembled as such. Whatever the reason, this is still a lovely set, with very attractive stipple-engraved plates in sepia, and works by many popular authors of the day. There are 28 articles in volume 1, and 23 articles in volume 2. Charles Taylor was an engraver, printseller and bookseller, whose father and brother, both named Isaac, were also engravers. Taylor apprenticed with his father and studied under the renowned stipple engraver Francesco Bartolozzi. He visited Paris and on his return engraved plates after Robert Smirke and Angelica Kauffmann. During his 20s, he exhibited with the Society of Artists. Taylor became well known as an engraver of stipple prints, publishing many in book form, such as the Cabinet of Genius. He produced various illustrated works between 1783 and 1793 and works on drawing and other subjects from 1797 to 1819. His major project was the revision of Calmet's Dictionary of the Bible published anonymously in 1797 and reaching its 4th edition in 1824. (The London book trades 1775-1800 a preliminary checklist of members.). -- "Containing Frontispieces and Characters adapted to the most Popular Poems, &c. with the Poems &c at large. + Picturesque Miscellanies: Being A Series of Engravings. comprizing a coious Variety of Interesting Subjects. From Pictures and Designs by Eminent Painters, &c. Engraved by respectable Artists under the direction of Charles Taylor". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dissertation on the Gipsies, Being an Historical Enquiry, concerning The Manner of Life, Œconomy, Customs and Conditions of these People in Europe, and their Origin. Written in German by... Translated into English, by Matthew Raper.

      London: Printed for the Editor, 1787. . First English edition, 4to, (vi), xix, (i), 255, (1 errata) pp, lacking the half title. Recent speckled half calf, marbled sides, a very good clean copy. Originally published four years earlier.

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        The Setting Dog and Partridges. Le Chien Couchant, et la Perdrix

      London: Published by Robt. Sayer No 53 Fleet Street, May 1, 1787. Mezzotint. Printed on laid paper. In excellent condition with the exception of two mended tears in the upper margin. Image size: 9 3/8 x 13 7/8 inches. 9 7/8 x 13 7/8 inches. 11 7/8 x 17 1/2 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 Somerset. This wonderful print is listed in Sayer's 1775 catalogue, as being a pair to "Pointers and Hare". 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. 411

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        Analyse et Examen du Systeme des Philosophes Économistes.

      Geneve, Barde & Compagnie, 1787. 8vo. In a fine contemporary half calf binding with five raised bands, red leather title label with gilt lettering and gilt ornamentations to spine. Boards recently repaired An extraordinarily fine copy. VI, 294 pp.. The rare first printing of abbé Legros's fierce critique of the physiocratic doctrines. The physiocratic school and the dawning liberalism dictated that the economic order should espouse as closely as possible the concatenation of causes which make up the order of Nature and that everything is interconnected in the human world as it is in nature. In his own early critique of this physiocratic political economy, the traditionalist Legros developed attacks which can equally well apply to Quesnay, Spinoza, Diderot or d'Holbach: "if this grand order, this concatenation [cet enchaînement], this general law of movement are eternal [...] if they are necessary, then they exist by themselves, by the necessity of their nature; they therefore replace the Divinity, they take its place; if the grand order is one and the only one, then there no longer is any moral order, any metaphysical order, any supernatural order." (From the present work: Pp 142-3).Legros (1739-1790) studied theology and functioned as a priest in St.-Aebeul. He always published under the name "d'un Solitaire".Einaudi 3300; INED 2773; Masui P. 406

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        Viage [viaje] de España, en que se da noticia de las cosas más apreciables, y dignas de saberse, que hay en ella. Y Viage fuera de España. [20 TOMOS, COMPLETO].

      Madrid, Viuda de Ibarra, 1787-1794. - Edición facsímil. Madrid, Ediciones Atlas, 1972. En 20 tomos de -12 x 16,7-, con una media de 300 págs. cada uno. Ilustrados con numerosas láminas, muchas de ellas desplegables. Enc. en plena piel con estampaciones en oro. (IMPECABLE.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Summa S. Thomae Hodiernis Academiarum Moribus Accommodata, Sive Cursus Theologiae.

      Oetri Savioni, Venetia 1787 - Portada grabada y a dos tintas - 325pp. - 336pp. = 648pp. ( en la primera hoja blanca, nota manuscrita de la Inquisición, censurando una palabra, firmado por el Prior de la Cartuja de Montealegre) = y = 728pp. Correcto ejemplar encuadernado de época en pergamino. Lomeras pintadas. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History and Antiquities of the Counties of Westmorland and Cumberland. In Two Volumes,

      - First Edition, 2 vols, cxxxiv, 630; 615, 8pp [index], with 2 large folding county maps by Thomas Kitchin before both titles, large thick quarto, modern but not recent buckram, with a bookplate of the Bibliotheca Lindesiana on a front fly leaf. London, Strahan and Cadell, 1787. Rare. * FURTHER PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST * A detailed and very extensive account of the families, customs, architecture, and political and religious history of the two counties. See: The Picturesque Scenery of the Lake District 1752 - 1855: A Bibliographical Study by Peter Bicknell, reference # 12. Richard Burn (1710 -1784) English legal writer born in Kirkby Stephen; Joseph Nicolson (1706 -1777), distinguished Carlisle born antiquarian.

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        Le Parc aux Cerfs, Chevaux &a." Wildgehege für Hirsche und Pferde im Bagno

      Kupferstich aus Le Rouge "XVIII et XIX Cahier des jardins anglais ..." 1787. 24.5x39 cm. Nr. 8, XVIII. - Pries S. 19 - Lotz 3312 - Brunet III, 998 vgl. -

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        HET SPRINGEN VAN 'S LANDS OORLOGSCHIP ALPHEN, IN DE HAVEN VAN CURAÇAO.

      - (No pl.), P. Conradi & v.d. Plaats, 1787.Engraving depicting the explosion of the Dutch men-of-war Alphen in the harbour of Curaçao. Ca. 23 x 35,5 cm* On the morning of Tuesday 15 September 1778 the Dutch warschip Alphen, commanded by captain George Willem Hendrik Baron van der Feltz, was blown up by an English privateer. It was a terrible disaster. About 250 officers and sailers and an unknown number of slaves perished (Hartog, Curaçao, p.123). - In fine condition.Muller, Historieplaten, 4332 b; De Groot & Vorstman, Zeilschepen, 176.

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        "Original letters, written during the reigns of Henry VI., Edward IV., and Richard III, by various persons of rank or consequence ... with notes, ... and authenticated by engravings of autographs, fac similes, paper-marks, and seals. In two volumes. By John Fenn, ... "

      London: G. G. J. and J. Robinson. 1787. "First edition, 2 volumes, 4to, pp. xxxiii, [55], 301; [4], 341, [23]; engraved vignette title-pp., 2 hand-colored frontispieces, 1 hand-colored plate, large folding genealogical table, 14 engraved plates of signatures; full contemporary red goat, gilt rules on covers, gilt-decorated spines in 7 compartments, green morocco labels in 3; with a few careful manuscript corrections, presumably by the editor, in the preface to vol. I; early armorial bookplate of Richard Brooke; very slightly rubbed, but generally a fine set.& & One of the great surviving English family correspondences of the 15th century, ""an invaluable collection of letters and papers, consisting of members of the Paston family, and others connected with them, between the years 1422 and 1509, and also including some state paper and other important documents"" (EB). & & This extraordinary archive first surfaced in the early 18th century and eventually came into the hands of Thomas Worth, a chemist at Diss, in Suffolk. Worth sold them to the Norfolk antiquary John Fenn, who set to work collating and transcribing the collection. These two volumes, the first fruits of his labors, were dedicated to King George III to whom the original manuscripts were then presented. The manuscripts subsequently vanished, and some doubts were expressed in the mid-19th century about their authenticity; in time, however, fragments of the collection came into the hands of Francis Douce (fragments now in the Bodleian) and Sir Thomas Phillips. Fenn went on to prepare two further volumes which appeared in 1789; a fifth volume was left unfinished at his death in 1794, and was not printed until 1823."

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        Carte d'Afrique. Dressée pour l'usage du Roi.

      DE L'ISLE 1787 Paris, Dezauche succ. De l'Isle et Buache, 1787. (Parte incisa mm. 480 x 630). Bella carta geografica, in coloritura coeva, proveniente da Atlas géographique des quatre parties du monde par Guillaume De L'Isle et P. Buache.

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        "Le grand livre des peintres, ou l'art de la peinture, considéré dans toute ses parties, & démontré par principes; avec des réflexions sur les ouvrages de quelques bons maîtres, & sur les défauts qui s'y trouvent...Auquel on a joint les principes du dessein du même auteur. Traduit du Hollandois sur la seconde edition. [Translated by Hendrik Jansen]"

      Paris: [Pierre-Nicolas de Lormel for Nicolas-Léger] Moutard. 1787. "2 volumes, 4to (272 x 212 mm.), pp. xxii, 527, [1 blank]; [4], 662, [2]; 35 engraved plates (3 folding), engraved under the direction of Robert Bernard; a few woodcut head- and tail-pieces; original boards, entirely untrimmed, printed paper label on spine of vol. 1 (paper backstrips worn, exposing cords, vol. 2 label perished), pastedowns and spine liners of printer's waste, inserted manuscript sheet with a pen-and-ink elevation of a building on recto and a list of jokes in French on verso.& & Untrimmed, unpressed, and in the original publisher's boards: an unusual and compelling copy of the first edition in French of the Groot Schilderboek, a comprehensive manual of art theory and technique for aspiring artists by the Golden Age Dutch painter.& & Known as the ""Dutch Poussin"" for his classical French style, Lairesse's success as a painter of grand historical and mythological scenes for the palaces of the Amsterdam elite was cut short by blindness before he turned 50, probably a result of congenital syphilis. To the same disease, diagnosed in the twentieth century on the basis of Rembrandt's famous portrait, Lairesse showed physical disabilities that his personal charm and talent rendered irrelevent. When no longer able to paint, he turned to writing. In his art theoretical works Lairesse preached the superiority of the classical tradition. First published in Amsterdam in 1712, the ""Great book of painters"" provides comprehensive technical instruction for artists, treating portraiture, composition, the application of color, landscape painting, still-life, murals, ceiling painting, sculpture, engraving; and the depiction of interiors, perspective, light and shade, clothing, flowers, women, and architecture. Lairesse describes how to imitate the Old Masters and provides a survey of ancient mythology and classical history for the less educated artist. More than a simple manual, the work was a vehicle for Lairesse's conservative views of the meaning, function, and appropriate subject matter of art, his aesthetic views harmonizing with his French-influenced paintings. Scorning the grittiness of the works of his Dutch contemporaries, Lairesse called for nobility of subjects along with beauty of line. He deplored his peers' propensity to portray ordinary and even lower-class people and declared that ""one can not call our modern painters artists, since all they do, in general, is produce servile copies of nature"" (vol. I, p. 291). His book influenced numerous 18th and 19-century painters.& & This edition was shared: many copies have the imprint ""à l'hôtel de Thou, rue des Poitevins."" Preceding the Grand livre is a translation of Lairesse's first art manual (first edition 1701, first edition in French 1719), the Grondlegginge ter teekenkonst, an instructional program for learning drawing ""using the elements of geometry"" in 14 lessons. & & The pastedown endpapers of this copy, consisting of proof sheets from different editions, show that it was stitched into temporary protective pasteboards on the premises of the publisher-bookseller. Three editions are represented, of which at least two were published by Moutard (the comedy Les Courtisannes and the Continuation de la description des arts, respectively in 1775 and 1782). The two pastedowns of vol II are from the 1741 number of the periodical Histoire de l'Académie royal des sciences, edition unknown.& & Wormtrack in blank inner margin of a few quires, light foxing to folding plate in vol. II, small stain to lower cover of vol. II, otherwise a clean, crisp copy, about twice as thick as regular bound copies.& & Cicognara 152; Schlosser- Magnino, Letteratura artistica (1956), pp. 641 & 645."

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        One page autograph letter signed to Tench Coxe

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

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

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

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        Poems on Various Subjects. Ornamented with Frontispieces.

      London: Printed for John Stockdale. 1787 - FIRST COLLECTED EDITION. 2 volumes in 1. 8vo, 206 X 123 mms., pp. vi, 294; [iv], 335n [336 blank], engraved frontispiece of poetic muse in volume 1, engraved frontispiece of Faringdon Hill in volume 2, contemporary quarter calf, gilt spine, black morocco label, marbled boards, A very good copy. Pye (1745 - 1813) is conventionally described as England's worst poet laureate, a post he held from 1790 until his death. However, he exhibited a range of abilities, as translator, literary theorist, and textual critic, that later laureates would not have been able to emulate. One of his more interesting poems is Aerophorion, first published in 1784, probably the first poem in English to celebrate hot-air ballooning. It is reprinted in volume 1 and commemorates "Mr. Sadler, the first English Aeronaut, [and his ascent] in his Balloon from the Physic Garden in Oxford, in November 1784." James Sadler (1753 - 1828) ascended on 4 October 1784 in a hot-air balloon to 3600 feet and landed some six miles away, having designed, built, and flown the balloon entirely by himself. There is also a poem on shooting, which was not a sport that attracted many poetic encomiums in the 18th century. The reviewer in The Critical Review for 1787, concluded, "our judgment is, that he possesses and eminent share of classical taste, that his diction is correct and elegant, and his numbers harmonious. His invention is not equal to his judgment; whatever he adopts he embellishes, and almost makes his own, by the propriety of its application, and felicity of his expression." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Compendious Digest of The Statute Law, Comprising The Substance and Effect of All the Public Acts of Parliament . . . from Magna Charta in the Ninth Year of King Henry III to the Twenty-Seventh Year of . . . King George III Inclusive. Cowley 276

      The rare first edition of the last attempt to digest Great Britain's statute law, arranged alphabetically by subject and undertaken by the Inner Temple barrister known for his writings and as editor of the 'Law Journal'; one copy in ESTC in the USA. Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning and some staining towards the volume's end, else a very good copy, with the half title and errata. Printed by His Majesty's Law Printers, for G. Kearsley [etc.], London, 1787.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        One page autograph letter signed to Tench Coxe

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

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

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

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

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

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        A View in Matavai Bay, Otaheite

      London,: J. Webber, No. 312 Oxford Street,, 1787.. Aquatint, 290 x 430 mm, crisp impression with full margins, mounted. Rare aquatint issue of one of the most romantic and tropical scenes encountered during Cook's voyage. The image had earlier been trialled as a line etching in November 1786, but Webber decided instead to experiment with the newly-arrived aquatint technique in collaboration with Marie Catherine Prestel 'an aquatint artist of some note, who had recently come to London from Frankfurt' (Joppien & Smith, p. 192). Webber found that the aquatint method 'allowed greater freedom and a wider range of evocative tones of light and shade' (Joppien & Smith). He ultimately prepared four aquatints with her, this one amongst them.Beddie, 1869 (examples of this issue in an album in the Dixson Library); Hill, 1836-7 (Webber's published views); Joppien & Smith, 3.120Ac.

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

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

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        One page autograph letter signed to Tench Coxe.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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