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

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

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

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

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        Leiden des jungen Werthers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      1787 - Tomlins, Thomas Edlyne [1761-1841]. A Familiar, Plain, And Easy Explanation of the Law of Wills and Codicils, And of the Law of Executors and Administrators. And Also the Rules by which Estates, Freehold and Copyhold, and Personal Estates in General, Descend, And Are to be Distributed, In Case No Will is Made. With Instructions to Every Person to Make his Own Will; The Necessary Forms for That Purpose; And The Expence of Obtaining Probates and Letters of Administration. The Whole Written as Much as Possible Without the Use of Law Words or Terms. London: Printed for R. Baldwin, 1787. xii, 137, [3] pp. Octavo (9" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary calf, raised bands to spine. Light rubbing to extremities. Minor toning, light foxing to endleaves, internally clean. A notably well-preserved copy. * 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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