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        A HISTORY OF THE CAMPAIGNS OF 1780 AND 1781, IN THE SOUTHERN PROVINCES OF NORTH AMERICA

      London. 1787.. vii,[1],518pp. (including errata) plus one folding map with routes marked by hand in color, and four folding plans, with positions and troop movements marked by hand in colors. Quarto. Three-quarter speckled calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Titlepage lightly soiled, neatly reinforced. Some minor scattered foxing and soiling elsewhere, but generally quite clean. Maps lightly soiled. Large map with repairs at folds; closed tear repaired at gutter margin. A few contemporary notations in text. Still, a very good copy. A standard work concerning the southern campaigns of the American Revolution. Tarleton, the commander of a Tory cavalry unit, the British Legion, served in America from May 1776 through the siege of Yorktown. He was infamous for his brutal tactics and hard- riding attacks. His narrative is one of the principal British accounts of the Revolution, notable for his use of original documents, a number of which are included as notes following the relevant chapters. The handsome maps and plans include "The Marches of Lord Cornwallis in the Southern Provinces..." showing the Carolinas, Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware (with routes traced by hand in color); and plans of the siege of Charlestown, the battles of Camden and Guildford, and the siege of Yorktown. HOWES T37, "b." CHURCH 1224. CLARK I:317. SABIN 94397.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Seats Of The Nobility and Gentry In Great Britain and Wales In a Collection of Select Views

      Islington [i.e. London]: W.Angus, 1787 [-1815]., 1815. oblong 4to. engraved title & 63 engraved views, each with descriptive leaf of letterpress. A handsome copy in full gilt-ruled deep maroon morocco, t.e.g., by Zaehnsdorf, dated 1896 (some foxing throughout, somewhat heavy on a few plates). Including 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, &c., engraved by William Angus after pictures and drawings by Frederick Ponsonby Bessborough, Paul Sandby, Robert Adam, Thomas Malton, Samuel Howitt, Humphry Repton, William Watts, Charles Tomkins, and others. Cox III 178.. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: D & E Lake Ltd. (ABAC, ILAB)]
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        ACCOUNT OF THE RUSSIAN DISCOVERIES BETWEEN ASIA AND AMERICA. TO WHICH ARE ADDED, THE CONQUEST OF SIBERIA, AND THE HISTORY OF THE TRANSACTIONS AND COMMERCE BETWEEN RUSSIA AND CHINA

      London: Printed by J. Nichols, for T. Cadell, 1787.. [4],xxviii,454,[2]pp. including advertisement for the third edition (not present in all copies), plus four folding maps (including frontispiece) and folding plate. Modern three quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, t.e.g. Corners lightly worn. Modern bookplate on front pastedown, early ownership signature on titlepage. Slight offsetting on two pages, else internally clean and fresh. A very good copy, untrimmed. "The third edition, revised and corrected," and important for being the first edition of Coxe's work to include an account of Cook's voyages. As such it contains an important early publication of material on Hawaii. Two chapters of supplementary material added to this edition compare the discoveries of Cook and Clerke with those of earlier Russian explorers. One of the keystone works on the history of Russian America, including a number of narratives of exploration herein published for the first time in English. Coxe spent some time in Russia, working to establish the authenticity of the narratives he had collected. This volume proved an immensely popular work. Three editions were issued before a much expanded fourth was published in 1803. The engraved maps include a general map of Russia, one of Krenitzin and Levasheff's voyage, one of Synd's voyage, and one of Shalauroff's voyage (with an inset of the Bear Islands). Finally, there is a folding engraved view of the Chinese town of Maimatschin. Also included is a "Specimen of the Aleutian Language," consisting of twelve words and numerals 1 through 10. FORBES 134. BEDDIE 1640. HOLMES 107. LADA MOCARSKI 29. HOWES C834, "aa." PILLING PROOF-SHEETS 917. SABIN 17309.

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        AzÈmor ou Tableau des Moeurs et Coutumes du Pays de Solamir

      Paris,: Chez les Libraires Associes,, 1787.. Two volumes, duodecimo; contemporary French quarter calf, boards rubbed, some chipping to spines. The very rare first edition of this work, which purports to be the translation of an ancient text describing an expedition to "Solamir" in North Africa.The young Greek AzÈmor, travelling with Tiresias in order to learn the ways of government, journeys to Solamir, known only to a few Europeans, and which can only be reached after journeying right across Egypt. Described as one of the most beautiful nations in the world, it has for centuries dwelt in the peace and repose of temperate laws allied with the naturally amiable disposition of the locals. Tiresias comments: 'Je connais un pays dans l'univers, o? les vices rÈpandus sur la surface du Globe n'ont point encore pÈnÈtrÈ. Cette contrÈe heureuse est Solamir'. Enchanted, AzÈmor describes the felicity of the utopian society and proceeds to fall in love with Tiresias's daughter Mirza. The later books chronicle AzÈmor's travels throughout the world before his eventual return and marriage.AzÈmor was published in two volumes in Paris in 1787, the author identified only as "M. de P." However, recent research by Ray Howgego effectively confirms that the author was the French soldier, historian and military tactician FranÁois Jacques Maximilien de Chastenet (1716-82), marquis de PuysÈgur (hence "M. de P."). This attribution is confirmed by a manuscript note inscribed in a single copy of another book by the marquis titled ConsidÈrations sur l'Influence des Moeurs dans l'...tat militaire des Nations ('London', i.e. Paris, 1788) and imprinted 'par l'auteur d'AzÈmor'. The note, inscribed on the back of the half title page, clearly attributes this book, and hence AzÈmor, to Chastenet.Little is known of Chastenet's life except that he followed his more famous father into the army and was the recipient of numerous military honours, becoming marÈchal de France, lieutenant general, and in 1782, the year of his death, commander of the royal and military order of St Louis. He died on 2 February 1782. His books include a study of Chinese military tactics, ...tat actuel de l'art et de la science militaire ? la Chine (Paris, 1773); a tactical study titled Art de la Guerre (Paris, 1748); and a critique of the place of the church in French society, Discussion intÈressante sur la prÈtention du clergÈ d'Ítre le premier ordre d'un ...tat, which was censured by the authorities in 1768. His only novel, a 'roman sans aventure, et Ècrit avec esprit, par un homme du monde', was Histoire de Madame de Bellerive, ou, Principes sur l'amour et sur l'amitiÈ ('London', i.e. Paris, 1768).The book exists only in the first edition and has never been reprinted.Not in Barbier.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect

      1787. First Edinburgh Edition, First Issue An Extraordinary CopyUncut, In the Original BoardsBURNS, Robert. Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect. Edinburgh: Printed for the Author, and Sold by William Creech, 1787.Second (first Edinburgh) edition (first published in Kilmarnock in 1786). First issue, with “Roxburgh” misprinted “Boxburgh” on p. xxxvii in the list of subscribers, with p. 232 correctly printed, and with “skinking” on p. 263, line 13. Octavo. xlviii, [9]-368 pp. Complete with half-title. Engraved frontispiece portrait by I. Beugo after Alexander Nasmyth. With the bookplate of Alfred B. Perlman. Original blue-grey paper boards, uncut. A few leaves unopened, rebacked, chipped and soiled, front joint starting, and three inch split to spine vellum, A few leaves carelessly opened, bookplate and name in ink on front paste-down, small ink presentation inscription on head of title . Chemised within a green cloth clamshell box. Withal, an extraordinary copy of a book rarely found in its original state.Quite rare in the original boards; contemporary or later leather bindings the norm for this key work of English literature. "When Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect appeared in 1786 it was an immediate success. Burns found himself feted by the literary and aristocratic society of Edinburgh, not only for his poetic skills but because he appeared, in Mackenzie's words as 'a Heaven-taught ploughman.' His attractive appearance and his gregarious temperament led him into a life of dissipation and amorous complexity" (OCEL).The copy of Alfred B. Perlman, legendary President and CEO the New York Central Railroad, and respected book collector.Egerer 2. Gibson, p. 5. Rothschild 556.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Travels in North America, in the Years 1780, 1781 and 1782 translated from the French by an English gentleman, who resided in America at that period; with notes by the translator.

      London: Printed for G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1787. First edition in English. Leather. Very Good/First English translation of Chastellux's vivid account of America during the Revolution. A commander under Rochambeau in George Washington's army, Chastellux stayed on in America after the war to write down his observations of the new nation and its inhabitants. His account is based on his extensive travels, including visits with Washington at Mount Vernon, Jefferson at Montecello, and Paine in Philadelphia. Chastellux enjoyed membership in the Order of the Cincinnati, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society, as well as in the Academie Française.. Octavo (22 cm); 2 volumes, xv, [1], 462; xii, 432 pages, and 5 folding copper-engraved plates (two maps, one plan, and two views). Bound in full speckled calf, ruled in gilt, with six-panel gilt-tooled spines, expertly rebacked, with new leather labels titled in gilt. Contents generally unblemished, with some light foxing at endleaves and plates. Reference: Sabin 12229; Howes C324 ("the first trustworthy record of life in the United States").

      [Bookseller: Rodger Friedman Rare Book Studio]
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        Travels in North-America in the Years 1780, 1781, and 1782. (2 volume set)

      London : Printed for G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1787, 1787-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. London : Printed for G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1787. 2 volumes. : folded ill., folded maps ; 22 cm. Translated by G. Grieve. cf. Dict. nat. biog., and Mass. Hist. Soc. Proceedings, 1869-70, v. 11, p. 5-9. Watt and Sabin ascribe the translation to J. Kent.<br><br>Professionally re-bound. Fully bound in modern beige cloth with gilt lettering and bands on spine. Tight binding and solid boards. Minor shelf wear. Slight rubbing to boards. Personal library bookplate of James Lorimer Graham inside front board. Clean, unmarked pages. Illustrated. Folding copper-plate engraved illustration at front of each volume. Text block is clean and legible.<br><br>Major General de Chastellux served during the American War of Independence as principle liaison between Rochambeau and General Washington. In later years, he placed on record and published in 1786 his complete recollections of the War. This included a description of his travels in America after the war had ended.<br><br>A bright, clean, and well preserved edition of this scarce set.

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
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        The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser in Eight Volumes (4 Volumes Bound)

      London, 1787. Leather. Very Good Plus. 502, 522, 511,482 pp. B/w frontis portrait. Each vol. has b/w title page vignette. Subtitle to Vol. 1: "From the text of Mr. Upton, etc. With the life of the author......Printed under the direction of J. Bell, British Library, Strand, Bookseller to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales." Brown calf covers have inside gilt dentelles, gilt bands and star design on spine with title blocks in red leather on spine. All volumes show some wear at hinges, but in no case is binding compromised. All have lightly bumped corners. Each has a bookplate pasted in fep which has ghosted a bit to ffep. The armorial bookplates belonged to John Goodford. Vol. 1 has penciled bookseller&#39;s notes on fep. The title page to each volume (two per book) states "Bell&#39;s Edition, The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to Churchill...(over an illustration)...Spencer Vol. **"...(and a caption to the illus.) A beautiful, clean, tight, only lightly aged set.

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        Traité de la culture du Nopal et de l&#39;éducation de la Cochnille dans les Colonies Françaises de l&#39;Amérique; précédé d&#39;un voyage à Guaxaca, aquel on a ajouté une préface, des notes & des observations relatives à la culture de la cochinelle, avec des figures coloriées

      Cap Français, veuve Herbault; Paris, Delalain; Bordeaux, Bergeret, 1787. Two volumes in two; 8vo. (I) cxliv, 262, [1] pp.; (II) 172 (numbered [263]-436), 64, 14 (numbered 81-94), [2] pp., with four hand-coloured engravings on two folding plates, depicting the Mexican cactus Nopalea and the conchineal beetle. Contemporary half calf with marbled boards, green ruled and gilt-ornamented spine laid down over brown calf.* First edition, second (improved) issue of this work published for subscribers and published in Cap Français, Sainte Domingue (present day Cap Haïtien, Haïti). The nopal or "prickly pear" is a member of the cactus family and mainly found in Mexico. The nickname comes from its fruit-bearing nature. The plant is unique for the "cochineal beetles" living on it and their use for creating the colour carmine (used to dye fabrics). For a long time the Spanish carefully guarded the secret behind producing carmine, and had great commercial success by just selling the end product. The Frenchman Thiery de Menonville reached the Oaxaca region in Mexico after a long and very adventurous voyage, disguised as a Catalan physician. He managed to learn the art of planting and raising the nopal on which the insect feeds, bought a large quantity of branches and insects, and succeeded in forwarding them by different routes to the French colony Sainte Domingue, thus breaking the Spanish monopoly on carmine colour production. In writing this book he coincidentally also gave the first detailed written description of this intriguing cactus species. A very nice copy, includes the "Epitre dedicatoire". The second volume contains two text parts omitted from the first because they were not yet made available by de Menonville. The second issue is in fact the first, with a few pages replaced and added following the publisher&#39;s instructions (present in this copy) at the completion of the first edition. Small expert repair to head and tail of volume 1. Old armorial bookplate (of the Russian family Stroganov [Stroganoff]) in both volumes and a small old library stamp on both title pages. A carmine(!) red trace along the length of the dedication page, one can&#39;t help but wonder if one of these insects was used to demonstrate the colour effect here... The fine coloured folding plates show the cactus, its fruit and the "beetle", Dactylopius coccus, which actually is a scale insect or true bug (Homoptera). Early, expertly executed rebacking, nicely preserving the original spine. A very good copy. Horn-Schenkling II, 1218; Pritzel, 9214; Sabin, 95349.

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        Das Neue Testament Unsers Herrn Und Heylandes Jesu Christi : Nach Der Deutschen Uebersetzung D. Martin Luthers, Mit Kurzem Inhalt Eines Jeden Capitels, Und Vollstandiger Anweisung Gleicher Schrift-Stellen. Wie Auch Aller Sonn

      Germanstown, PA :, 1787. Pennsylvania imprint. Description: 539 p. : 18 cm. Subjects: Bible, N. T. Near fine copy in the original title-blocked leather with raised bands. Panel edges very slightly dust-toned as with age. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. Two metal and leather clasps, one only remains. Head and tail pieces. Ex-libris copy with bookplate attached. Lacks leaf H5

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        Notes on the state of Virginia

      London: printed for John Stockdale, 1787. 8vo. (8 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches). [4],382pp., plus folding table. Engraved folding map, hand coloured in outline. Expertly bound to style in half 18th century russia over contemporary marbled paper covered boards, flat spine ruled in gilt, red morocco lettering piece in the second compartment. The first English edition of Jefferson&#39;s famous work. This is the only book-length work by Jefferson to be published in his lifetime, and has been called "one of America&#39;s first permanent literary and intellectual landmarks." Jefferson&#39;s greatest work was largely written in 1781 and first published in Paris, in French, in 1785. Written in the form of answers to questions about Virginia, the book supplies a description of the geography, with an abundance of supporting material and unusual information. As J.M. Edelstein notes: "Jefferson wrote about things which interested him deeply and about which he knew a great deal; the Notes, therefore, throws a fascinating light on his tastes, curiosities, and political and social opinions." The handsome map which accompanies this edition (but is often lacking), based on the Fry and (Peter) Jefferson map, was not issued with the Paris editions. The story of the creation of this book and its publishing history is an interesting one. It is told fully by Millicent Sowerby in her catalogue of Jefferson&#39;s library, where it occupies some thirty pages in small type. Adams The Eye of Thomas Jefferson 57; Clark I:262; Howes J78; Sabin 35895; cf. Sowerby IV, pp.301-30; Vail 760.

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        Thomas Jefferson Notes on State of Virginia First English Edition

      John Stockdale, 1787. US 1st. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. Jefferson, Thomas. Notes on the State of Virginia, First English Edition. Printed for John Stockdale, 1787. This is the very scarce First English Edition of this important book! Preceded only by anonymously published in Paris in a limited, private edition of a few hundred copies in 1785. It was the only full-length book Jefferson published in his lifetime. Often dubbed the most important American book published before 1800, &#39;Notes on the State of Virginia&#39; is both a compilation of data and a vigorous and often eloquent argument about the nature of the good society, which Jefferson saw incarnated by his beloved state of Virginia. One of only about 1000 copies printed by John Stockdale. Contemporary leather binding over marbled boards. Original map missing. Instead, it contains rare map from the 1794 edition. Gilt tooling on spine. Corners and edges rubbed extensively. Tightly bound. Interior pages browned. Previous owner writing on front paste down and title page. Housed in beautiful, custom case. Good condition.

      [Bookseller: Yeomans in the Fork]
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        NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA

      London: John Stockdale, 1787. First English Edition. Full Leather. Very Good binding. Octavo. 382pp. Full bound in early 19th/late 18th century calf with red morocco title label on the spine; bit of loss to the head of the spine; front board has been tastefully reattached; two early previous owner names on the title page, one dated 1797 and scratched out in a contemporary pen; general toning and foxing throughout; folding table is present and in good condition but for just a bit of wear to the fore-edge where it extends beyond the textblock; this copy lacks the folding map of Virginia as usual; a very nice though slightly reduced facsimile of the 1787 map is inserted in its place. The only book by Jefferson published in his lifetime. This is edition is preceded by the 1st Edition privately printed in Paris in an edition of 200 copies&#8212;as one might imagine it is extraordinarily scarce&#8212;as well as a French translation by Abbe Morellet printed in 1786. (Sabin 35896; Howes J78; Clark I:262). Very Good binding.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        Salamandre

      A stunning original ink study by Christophe Paulin de la Poix de Fremenville (1787-1848). This life-like sketch is exquistetly rendered and includes minute details and marvelous shading. Overall this piece is 11.5"x9"Like his contemporary John James Audubon, the Chevalier Fremenville had an adventuresome and productive life. Fremenville was the son of a naval architect.  He chose a naval career after hearing a lecture on Captain Cook's voyages. At the age of 15, Fremenville joined the navy and traveled to Haiti under General LeClerc. While there he discovered the great ray, native to the bay of Port-au-Prince, which came to bear his name.In 1819 he published a book with Thomas M'Keevor called "A voyage to Hudson's Bay during the summer of 1812: containing a particular account of the icebergs and other phenomena which present themselves in those regions; also, a description of the Esquimeaux and North American Indians; their manners, customs, dress, language, &c." which was pubilshed in Londonand Printed by Sir Richard Phillips and Co.By the time he retired in the 1830's, Fremenville had spent most of his life at sea, traveling from Iceland and Russia to Central and South America to West Africa and the Antilles, and drawing specimens of exotic species. He enjoyed much fame in his own day as an antiquary and writer of travel accounts, but he died having produced only one book on natural history subjects, Considerations Generales sur les Moeurs et les Habitudes des Serpens (1842). The drawings that Fremenville left behind were intended for a half-dozen other related works on exotic butterflies, fish, mollusks, snakes, and other reptiles, but these books remained unrealized.Overall this piece is in very good condition with some light foxing and staining.

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        Autograph letter signed, to Georg Forster

      Kronstadt,: 26 November, 1787.. Single sheet of laid paper, 232 x 382 mm., folded to letter size, watermark "J. Honig & Zoonen", written in French in a neat and legible hand, signed "G. Moulowsky", noted as received on 1 January 1788; old folds, chipped along inner margin, in excellent condition. An exceptional survival: the Russian commander Grigory Mulovsky writes to Georg Forster informing him of the cancellation of their proposed voyage to the Pacific and Australia.In April 1787 Catherine the Great commissioned Mulovsky as commander of a squadron destined to carry out a voyage to the Pacific Ocean, Japan and the western coast of America. Five ships - four naval vessels and a transport - were to have taken part, with officers and crew recruited from around the world: indeed, one of the driving forces in planning the expedition was James Trevenen, a midshipman on Cook's third voyage, who first discussed his idea with the Russian ambassador in London as an attempt to circumvent the monopoly of the British South Sea Company. Trevenen was so convinced of the reality of his Russian appointment that he did not push to be granted an appointment for which he was being sponsored by Alexander Dalrymple: the Bounty, newly commissioned for the breadfruit voyage.Mulovsky's voyage was openly modelled on the discoveries of Captain Cook and was intended as a Russian riposte to British ambitions in the region, much in the same way that the French had appointed La PÈrouse and the Spanish Malaspina. It is considered very likely that Mulovsky would have visited the new colony at Port Jackson, much like the French and Spanish expeditions: if this had eventuated it would have been an incredible opportunity for Forster to judge the merits of his early essay on Botany Bay, "Neuholland und die brittische Colonie in Botany Bay", published in a Berlin journal in 1787.This expertise was all the more reason, of course, to ask Georg Forster to join the expedition. Forster had sailed as a young man on Cook's imposing second voyage, and although relations between the Forsters and the British Admiralty soured, Georg had forged a career as a Pacific expert, partly because of his firsthand experience, and partly because of his continuing research. He was approached by Mulovsky in person and offered a position as naturalist and "scientific commander" in June 1787; the same month Forster wrote to his friend Thomas Soemmering inviting him to join an expedition which 'will visit England, Lisbon, Madeira, Brazil, the Cape of Good Hope, New Holland, New Zealand, the Friendly, Society and Sandwich Islands, the Coast of America, Kurile Islands, Japan and China - and everywhere our zeal for Science will be left unhindered' (Forster to Soemmerring, 17 June 1787, Georg Forsters Werke, Berlin, 1978, vol. 14, p. 696). Sadly, the hoped for expedition never materialised as the Russian Navy became increasingly immured in war with the Sultan of Turkey. As this letter confirms, the Pacific voyage was finally cancelled in 1787; Mulovsky died two years later during the war with Sweden.The letter is sent from the Russian naval capital Kronstadt, and dated 26 November 1787, old calendar (7 December 1787 in the modern calendar). The letter, written in rather halting French, informs Forster about the cancellation of their planned voyage ('Je suis bien fachÈe de vous apprendre que mon ExpÈdition n'a plus lieu et que par concequand, tous ceux que vous aurez peut engagÈe...'). Mulovsky also comments that he has written a second letter to Soemmering as well, and he stresses that there is no personal conflict behind the cancellation. hoping that their relationship will continue to be amicable.This letter was transcribed as part of the East German publication of Forster's Werke, although it was only located in time for the appendix volume (see Georg Forsters Werke, Briefe 1792 bis 1794 und Nachtr?ge, Berlin, 1989, volume 17, p. 541; the editors remark that the letter only became known to them during the printing of the book). Added to the original letter is a typescript transcription, plus three typescript pages with further research. It seems that these typescripts were prepared by the editors of the multi-volume Werke.See Robert J. King's recent article, 'The Mulovsky expedition and Catherine II's North Pacific empire', Australian Slavonic and East European Studies, 21:1/2 (2007).

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        Tigre tuÈ en Amerique par S. A. Monseigneur Le Prince de Nassau Siegen

      Vienna,: Jean Jacobe, 1787.. Mezzotint engraving 700 x 990 mm; a fine impression; some wear or tears at blank margins, in very good condition. A rare and very surprising pictorial image of the Bougainville expedition: we have never seen the image before and can find no record of it. Published in Vienna, it is based on a very large painting by Francesco Casanova in the collection of Empress Catherine the Great of Russia as the caption explains ("actuellement dans la Gallerie de S.M. l'Imperatrice de la Russie, il a dix pieds de large, sur huit et demi d'haut"). Francesco Casanova (his older brother was much more famous, but not for painting) trained under Francesco Guardi in Venice, worked in Paris from 1751, becoming a member of the Academy in 1763, and exhibiting at the Salon until 1783 when he moved to Vienna. Interestingly for the history of voyage art, Philip James de Loutherbourg who painted numerous Cook-related scenes and designed a number of the theatrical pieces commemorating Cook was his pupil for a time.This very striking mezzotint depicts an exciting South American scene from Louis Antoine Bougainville's circumnavigation. It shows the dashing Prince of Nassau-Siegen firing from horseback at a jaguar. Several dogs circle the large cat as two others join the fight on horseback. Could the second French horseman be Bougainville? The expedition's ship the Boudeuse is seen to the right of the image. It has been plausibly suggested that the location is the coast of Argentina, where the expedition made landfall before heading for the Pacific.To some extent the prince of Nassau and his presence on the Bougainville expedition represented the French equivalent to Joseph Banks's involvement with Cook's Endeavour voyage. Like Banks the prince cut a dashing figure, was extremely upper-crust, was young, had a retinue of sorts, and an interest in natural sciences. Only performance anxiety at its public nature prevented him having a lot of sex in Tahiti: whether Banks did or didn't all the humorists played this aspect up no end. When the expedition returned to Paris, Bougainville and the prince headed off to Versailles to make their reports accompanied by Aoutourou the young Tahitian who was to some extent under Nassau's wing much as Omai was under Banks's.

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        A View of the Fort of Lionpoor upon the Banks of the River Goomty

      London: J. Grives, 5 November 1787. Aquatint, printed in two or more colours, coloured by hand to resemble watercolour, by Hodges. 12 3/4 x 18 1/2 inches. 16 1/2 x 22 1/4 inches. A fine print from the very rare hand- coloured issue of Hodges&#39; "Select Views in India", the pioneering work on the architectural and picturesque wonders of India. This fine image resulted from Hodges&#39; six year stay in India under the patronage of Warren Hastings and was published in three separate forms: uncoloured, uncoloured proof or hand-coloured to resemble the original drawing, as here. The image was were printed lightly in a single operation using two (sepia and blue) or more colours applied to a single plate, these prints were then coloured by hand (probably by Hodges himself) with great freedom but with careful attention being paid to achieving a depth of colour and shading only possible through the repeated over-painting of contrasting pigments. The print therefore retains much of the idiosyncratic vibrancy of the original watercolour. Born in London the son of a smith, William Hodges was employed as an errand-boy in Shipley&#39;s drawing school, where in his spare time he managed to learn drawing. The landscape painter Richard Wilson (1714-1782) noticed him and took him on as his assistant and pupil, and by 1766 Hodges was exhibiting in his own right. In 1772, through the interest of Lord Palmerston (1739-1802) a member of the board of Admiralty, he was appointed as draughtsman to Captain James Cook&#39;s second expedition to the South Seas. He returned in 1775 and was employed by the Admiralty in working up his drawings of the expedition and in supervising the engraving of the plates for Cook&#39;s published account of the expedition. He exhibited a number of pictures inspired by the voyage at the Royal Academy in London in 1776 and 1777. Life in London must have seemed quite restrained after his South Sea Island experiences, and in 1778 he left for India, where he worked under the patronage of the Governor-General Warren Hastings (1732-1818) and remained in India for about six years, experiencing at first hand one of the most important periods in the establishment of British supremacy in India. On his return to England in 1784 he set about the publication of &#39;Select Views in India.&#39; Its appearance would have caused a sensation , as nothing of the scenery of India on this scale had been seen before (Humboldt cited the Hodges views as one of the inducements which led him to travel). Hodges thereafter continued to paint and to exhibit at the Royal Academy, but did not manage to achieve the heights that he reached with his Indian views. Cf. Abbey Travel II, 416; cf. Brunet III, 242; cf. Lowndes II, p.1079; cf. Tooley 264.

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        Einige Originalschriften des Illuminatenordens, welche bey dem gewesenen Regierungsrath Zwack durch vorgenommene Hausvisitation zu Landshut den 11. u. 12. Octob. etc. 1786. vorgefunden worden

      München, Franz (1787).. Mit 3 gefalt. Tabellen. 3 Bll., 407 S. HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rückenschild. Wolfstieg 42770; Grolig 167; Van Dülmen 28 - Im Jahr der Erstausgabe erschienener dritter Druck dieser gegen die Illuminaten gerichteten Publikation, einer willkürlich zusammengestellten Sammlung von Originalschriften, die man bei Zwackh, einem Mitglied der Illuminaten, gefunden hatte (vgl. Lennhoff/P. 732). - Leicht berieben. Titel und Falttabellen etw. braunfleckig.

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        AN INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY. In a series of letters from a preceptor to his pupil. In which the most useful and interesting parts of the science are clearly and familiarly explained

      London, J. Johnson, 1787.. Second edition, 1787, corrected and improved. 8vo, approximately 215 x 125 mm, 8½ x 5 inches, attractive engraved allegorical frontispiece and 19 folding engraved plates, pages vi, (2), 437 including list of terms used in astronomy, (3) - plate list and adverts, handsomely bound in full contemporary straight grained morocco, gilt floral border to covers, &#39;Honoris Causa&#39; gilt lettered on upper cover, gilt lettering and gilt decoration to spine with 5 ornate gilt vases, all edges gilt, gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers. Binding slightly rubbed at head and tail of spine and on corners, upper corner on lower cover very slightly bumped, gilt on spine slightly dull, slight traces of removal of bookplate on reverse of front endpaper, very occasional faint browning to pages, a couple of plates slightly misfolded and protruding very slightly from the text block, text offset slightly on 1 plate, a few plates slightly offset on the text. A very good clean tight copy in an attractive binding. John Bonnycastle (1750-1821) was Mathematical Master and Lecturer in Geography and Philosophy at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. His popular Introduction to Astronomy was first published in 1786 and was still in print in 1822 with a posthumous eighth edition. He was also the author of 4 mathematical text books listed on the final page of this edition. Chapters on the systems of Ptolemy, Brahe, Copernicus, Descartes and on the discoveries of Kepler, Galileo and Newton, plus latitude and longitude, the tides, time, calendar, mensuration and phenomena of objects in the solar system, eclipse etc. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Traité de la Culture du Nopal, et de l&#39;Éducation de la Cochenille, dans les Colonies Françaises de l&#39;Amérique; précédé d&#39;un Voyage à Guaxaca

      Four folding engraved & finely hand-colored plates. cxliv, 261, [1] pp.; 2 p.l., [263]-436 pp.; 1 p.l., 94, [2] pp. Three parts in two vols. 8vo, cont. mottled calf, flat spines gilt, green morocco lettering pieces on spines. Cap-Français: Herbault; Paris: Delalain; Bordeaux: Bergeret, 1787. First edition of this important dyeing and travel book. "The most significant of the [dyestuff] discoveries from the New World was what was first described as the berry or fruit of the nopal cactus, as a result being referred to as grana cochinilla or cochineal. When Cortes and his crew landed in Mexico in 1519, he saw Aztec farmers harvesting the &#39;berries&#39; and was amazed by the colours they achieved using this dyestuff in their clothing. He started shipping cochineal back to Spain and by 1523 had received a decree from King Charles V to send back as much as possible, not least because he could see the potential for taxes... "It was not until the development of the microscope that cochineal could finally be identified by Europeans as an insect...Commercial protectionism by the Spanish was so strong that no one in Europe saw a live female cochineal for several centuries. What was made available was always the dead and dried end product, not conducive to being identified as an insect given that the process of gathering, drying, bagging and transporting it over thousands of miles would have worn away recognisable signs, such as legs, for example, leaving a hard, silvery-red &#39;berry&#39;... "The Spanish were adamant about retaining a monopoly over their finds from the New World, and they succeeded for nearly two centuries by keeping non-Spanish adventurers at bay and making all imports from the Americas go through the city of Seville, to keep a tight control over taxation and distribution. In the 18th century the French sent a spy, Nicolas-Joseph Thiery de Menonville (1739-80), to try to steal the secrets of cochineal farming. He managed to learn how they were produced and even stole some plants containing cochineal insects. By the time he reached Saint Domingue (Haiti) he had lost most of the plants and struggled to establish a colony although he was granted the title of botaniste du roi in recognition of his efforts. However, these efforts finally caught up with him and within three years, before he had been able to send any cochineal back to France, he died of a fever. The Spanish retained their monopoly."-Susan Kay-Williams, The Story of Colour in Textiles (2013), pp. 80-81. The dye produced by the cochineal insect, because of the quality of the red dye it gave, became the second most valuable export from Mexico after silver and the most important red dye in European textiles. Fine set. The handsomely colored plates depict the cactus and the cochineal insect. &#10087; Edelstein, Sidney, "Spanish Red -- Thiery de Menonville&#39;s Voyage a Guaxaca" in American Dyestuff Reporter, 47 (1958), pp. 67-74. Pritzel 9214. Ron, Bibliotheca Tinctoria, 1037-"The book was published posthumously and contains a short biography of the author and the journal of a voyage to Mexico in search of the cactus and its very useful and valuable parasite." .

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        An Historical Relation of the Origin, Progress, and Final Dissolution of the Government of the Rohilla Afghans in the Northern Provinces of Hindostan. Compiled from a Persian Manuscript and other Original Papers

      London: Printed for G. Kearsley, 1787 Book. Very Good. Papered boards. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. London: Printed for G. Kearsley, 1787. First Edition. Octavo. xvii, 298 pp. Original grey papered boards rebacked in style with beige paper and printed paper label. A very good copy. Charles Hamilton, Esq. An Officer in the Service of the Honourable East-India Company on the Bengal Establishment. The Rohillas, described by Macaulay as "the finest population in India" were military adventurers from Afghanistan who had entered India some 35 years earlier and settled in Rohilkind, a stretch of country between the Ganges and Himalayas on the north-western borders of Oudh. In 1774 Shuja-ud-daula, with the assistance of a brigade of the East India Company&#39;s troops provided by Warren Hastings, invaded Rohilkind, killing their principal chief, Hafiz Rahmat, and annexing the country. This action figured later in the charges against Hasting during his impeachment. Hamilton, a lieutenant in the Indian army, served in the campaign against the Rohillas where he collected materials for this, his first book. He was a noted orientalist, and one of the first members of the Asiatic Society of Calcutta. In 1791, whilst in England, he was appointed resident at the court if the grand vizier at Oudh, but died, aged 39, before he could take up the appointment. A second edition was published in 1788. Cox I, p 256; Bibliography of Afghanistan 2480. "A student of oriental languages, Hamilton was one of the first members of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. During an expedition against the Rohillas of Afghanistan he obtained a collection of Persian manuscripts from which he wrote his Historical relation of the origin, progress, and final dissolution of the government of the Rohilla Afghans in the northern provinces of Hindostan (1787). In the year before its publication Hamilton gained permission to return home for five years in order to translate from the Persian the Hedaya (published in 1791 as Hedaya, or, Guide), a commentary on Muslim laws, for which task he had been selected by the governor-general and council of Bengal" (Oxford DNB)..

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        Summa S. Thomae

      Venetiis - Petri Savioni, 1787 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A handsome example of Charles-Rene Billuart&#39;s version of Thomas Aquinas&#39; Summa Theologae. Four volumes in three, complete. In Latin. Thomas Aquinas (1225 7 March 1274) was an Italian Dominican priest of the Roman Catholic Church, and an immensely influential philosopher and theologian in the tradition of scholasticism. He was the foremost classical proponent of natural theology, and the father of Thomism. His influence on Western thought is considerable, and much of modern philosophy was conceived as a reaction against, or as an agreement with, his ideas, particularly in the areas of ethics, natural law, metaphysics, and political theory. The Summa Theologae (written 12651274) is the best-known work of Thomas Aquinas and although unfinished, is consideredone of the classics of the history of philosophy and one of the most influential works of Western literature. It is intended as a manual for beginners in theology and a compendium of all of the main theological teachings of the Church. It presents the reasoning for almost all points of Christian theology in the West. The Summa&#39;s topics follow a cycle: the existence of God; Creation, Man; Man&#39;s purpose; Christ; the Sacraments; and back to God. It is famous, among other things, for its five arguments for the existence of God, the Quinque viae. Charles-Rene Billuart&#39;s adaptation of the Summa, which he completed in 1751, was intended for use in universities. He later also published a compendium. With an attractive engraving of a ship to each title page, as well as a copperplate inscription. Condition: In half roan bindings with marbled paper-covered boards. Externally, sound but with wear and bumpingto extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean but with the occasional spot and handling mark. Ink stamps to front endpapers and title pages. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Briefe über Kalabrien und Sizilien

      Göttingen, Dieterich 1787 - 1792.. 3 Bände. Mit 3 Kupfertiteln, 7 (3 gef.) Kupfertafeln, 1 gefalt. Kupferkarte und 2 gefalt. Tabellen. XV, 428 S., 1 Bl.; XXIII, 500 S., 2 Bll. (le. w.); 38 S., 2 Bll., 902 S., 2 Bll. (le. w.). Hellbraune HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rückenfileten, 2 farb. Rückenschildern und Grünschnitt. Boucher de la Richarderie III, 47ff; Engelmann 378; Mira I, 87; Schröder I, 172; Marbacher Kat. Nr. 105; Tresoldi 60; Willnat 181, 17/4; vgl. Fossati Bellani 423. - Erste Ausgabe. - Bartels (1761-1850), der spätere Bürgermeister von Hamburg, unternahm nach Abschluss seines Studiums der Theologie und der orientalischen Sprachen seine Italienreise, "wobei er neben archäologischen und kunstgeschichtlichen naturwissenschaftliche, geographische und statistische Studien betrieb" (NDB I, 597). Die Kupfertitel jeweils mit einer Ansicht, darüber hinaus eine Übersichtskarte, Pläne, ein Porträt u. a. - Die attraktiven Einbände kaum berieben, die Rücken gering fleckig. Gering gebräunt und stockfleckig. Fliegende Vorsätze mit Besitzeintrag und Monogrammstempel von Adolph Christoph von Hake (1747-1825; hannoveranischer Militär), die Drucktitel mit Namensstempel um (Von Hake, Hasperde)

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        The series of four separately issued coloured aquatint views of the Pacific

      London,, 1787.. The complete set of four aquatints, each 440 x 600 mm., handcoloured; a fine set; some very light foxing but complete with full captions (often lacking), mounted and framed. A full set of the four beautiful handcoloured aquatints, prepared from watercolours by John Cleveley after original drawings made by his brother James in the South Seas. Perhaps the most magnificent Pacific marine prints ever issued, they have been described as 'the kind of prints that anyone who travelled with Cook, whether officer, midshipman or able seaman, might want to possess to remind him and his family of the days when he travelled with Cook' (Joppien & Smith).Each of the four images shows Resolution and Discovery at anchor in the Society and Sandwich islands. The settings are ideals of Pacific beauty, and particularly of the moments of contact between the European crews and the islanders; whether it is a peaceful transaction being carried out alongside a beached cutter, or the colour and violence of Cleveley's version of Cook's death in Kealakekua Bay.They are based on designs by James Cleveley, who was ship's carpenter on the expedition; although not formally trained, he appears to have been a proficient artist. After the voyage returned to England in October 1780 his brother John, a professional draughtsman, took the sketches made on the voyage ("drawn on the spot", according to the original prospectus issued for the prints), and worked them up into finished watercolours. John Cleveley was a maritime painter who followed in the tradition established by his father. He was known for his watercolours and his skill as a draughtsman, and it was this renown that led to his being appointed draughtsman to Sir Joseph Banks' voyage to Iceland in 1772 (after Banks' famous withdrawal from Cook's second voyage).These aquatints were prepared in 1787-8. In the process of preparing them for European eyes, the landscape has been tamed and the islanders portrayed in a manner both dignified and classical. The finished works portray the Pacific islands and their inhabitants in a picturesque and idealised manner, which perhaps has more to do with conforming to European notions of a Pacific Arcadia than specific representations of the islands as they were.Rare in any state, this excellent set retains the original captions, which are often lacking.Beaglehole, III, pp. ccxiv; Beddie, 1752-1783; Nan Kivell and Spence, p. 68.

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        NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA (Copy belonging to George Washington's Secretary)

      London: John Stockdale, 1787. First Edition. Hardcover. Other than lacking the map, the contents are complete with some sporadic foxing but generally clean. The hinges are cracked with the covers loose but still attached; about an inch of leather is lacking at the base of the spine with some loss of leather on the rear cover. Overall about Very Good and a remarkable association copy. Contemporary tree calf leather with gilt-decorated spine and a gilt-lettered black morocco spine label; [4], 382 pages. With the folding table of the Indian tribes and the woodcut of Madison's Cave but lacking the folding map, as is often the case. This work had its origins in a questionnaire circulated to America's governors in 1781 by Francois BarbÈ-Marbois, a French diplomat stationed in Philadelphia. Jefferson, after completing his term as Virginia's governor, responded to these questions on 20 December 1781. Realizing that his efforts might interest a broader audience, he continued to expand his manuscript over the coming years. In 1785, he had a handful of copies printed for private distribution, which was followed by a French translation in 1786. The present edition, printed in 1787, is the first published edition in English and the first (and only) book-length work Jefferson ever published. The published Notes remained framed in terms of Jefferson's responses to BarbÈ-Marbois''s 23 questions. Jefferson went much further than the questions demanded, however. Asked "The number of its inhabitants?", Jefferson responded with a 10-page demographic analysis of Virginia. The work contains extended sections on Virginia's economy, slavery, Indians, constitution, and laws. It concludes with 3 appendices: a commentary on the text by Charles Thomson, secretary of the Continental Congress; the 1783 draft of Virginia's constitution (which Jefferson proudly declared to be a legal code drafted in "the plain language of common sense"); and the Virginia Assembly's 1786 act establishing religious freedom (entirely drafted by Jefferson, who considered it as second in importance of his achievements after the Declaration of Independence). Church 1189; Clark I: 262; Howes J-78; Sabin 35895; Vail 760. This copy with the ownership SIGNATURE at the top of the first page of text of George Washington Craik who served George Washington as his secretary during the president's second term. He was the son of Dr. James Craik, the first U.S. surgeon general and Washington's personal physician who attended him at his death. Dr. Craik named his son after the president who educated George Washington Craik.

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        Cytherea Dione (shells)

      Christophe Paulin de la Poix de Freminville (1787-1848)Pencil and Pen and Ink studies of shells17 1/2? x 20 1/2? framedLike his contemporary John James Audubon, the Chevalier Freminville had an adventuresome and productive life. Fremenville was the son of a naval architect.  He chose a naval career after hearing a lecture on Captain Cook's voyages. At the age of 15, Freminville joined the navy and traveled to Haiti under General LeClerc. While there he discovered the great ray, native to the bay of Port-au-Prince, which came to bear his name.By the time he retired in the 1830's, Freminville had spent most of his life at sea, traveling from Iceland and Russia to Central and South America to West Africa and the Antilles, and drawing specimens of exotic species. He enjoyed much fame in his own day as an antiquary and writer of travel accounts, but he died having produced only one book on natural history subjects, Considerations Generales sur les Moeurs et les Habitudes des Serpens (1842). The drawings that Freminville left behind were intended for a half-dozen other related works on butterflies, fish, mollusks, snakes, and other reptiles, but these books remained unrealized.

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        Coquilles Fluviatiles et Terrestres des Antilles

       A stunning original ink study by Christophe Paulin de la Poix de Fremenville (1787-1848). This life-like sketch is exquistetly rendered and includes minute details and marvelous shading. Overall this piece is 17.5"x11.25". The smaller white paper containing the drawing has been and has been tipped into a larger colored and textured paper backing that frames the compostion.Like his contemporary John James Audubon, the Chevalier Fremenville had an adventuresome and productive life. Fremenville was the son of a naval architect.  He chose a naval career after hearing a lecture on Captain Cook's voyages. At the age of 15, Fremenville joined the navy and traveled to Haiti under General LeClerc. While there he discovered the great ray, native to the bay of Port-au-Prince, which came to bear his name.In 1819 he published a book with Thomas M'Keevor called "A voyage to Hudson's Bay during the summer of 1812: containing a particular account of the icebergs and other phenomena which present themselves in those regions; also, a description of the Esquimeaux and North American Indians; their manners, customs, dress, language, &c." which was pubilshed in Londonand Printed by Sir Richard Phillips and Co.By the time he retired in the 1830's, Fremenville had spent most of his life at sea, traveling from Iceland and Russia to Central and South America to West Africa and the Antilles, and drawing specimens of exotic species. He enjoyed much fame in his own day as an antiquary and writer of travel accounts, but he died having produced only one book on natural history subjects, Considerations Generales sur les Moeurs et les Habitudes des Serpens (1842). The drawings that Fremenville left behind were intended for a half-dozen other related works on exotic butterflies, fish, mollusks, snakes, and other reptiles, but these books remained unrealized.Overall this piece is in very good condition with some light foxing and staining. 

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        Carte De l'Isle o-Taiti - Early Map

      1787 - c1787. Size of image 244mm x 344mm, with mounting 390mm x 490mm. Decorative and detailed handsome map of Tahiti in very good condition.

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        Samtlige Skrivter.

      1787 1787 - 2 bd. Kbhvn. 1787. Med kobberstukket portræt, samt 2 allegoriske titelvignetter og vignetter i teksten, alle stukket af Georg Chr. Schule efter Erik Paulsens tegninger. (24) + (24, subskribenter) + 318; (4) + 344 s. Totalt ubeskåret og meget stort eksemplar på skrivepapir, indbundet i Ét samtidig halvlæderbind med rig rygforgyldning. * Eksemplaret har tilhørt Geheimeråd BOLLE WILLUM LUXDORPH og bærer hans navnetræk på indersiden af forsatsbladet samt hans super-exlibris på forpermen. Senere har bogen tilhørt C. MOLBECH med hans navnetræk samt årstallet 1810, ligeledes på forsatsbladet. Et helt usædvanligt eksemplar med en fantastisk proveniens af den første samlede udgave af Wessels skrifter. Udgivet på foranledning af Jens Baggesen, C. Pram og P.J. Monrad. Bibl. Dan. IV, 169.

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        MEMOIRE SUR LA POSSIBILITE D'ETABLIR A BORDEAUX UN NOMBRE SUFFISANT DE FONTAINES

      MICHEL RACLE 1787 - R300074310: 79 pages illustrées de 5 grandes planches dépliantes en noir et en couleur (1 carte, 1 schéma et 3 tableaux). Tracé manuscrit sur la carte des points d'eaux et des conduits en vert et rouge. Notes manuscrites datant de 1790 "Jauge des sources". Table manuscrite. Titre et fleurons dorés. Sur 4 feuilles manuscrites : Dénombrement général de la population de la ville de Bordeaux . Notes sur les difficultés des travaux . Lettre d'invitation pour MONSIEUR THIAC par MESSIEURS LES JURATS . Morceau d'envellope servant de notes . Notes sur les sources de Mérignac et d'Arlac, et sur la possibilité de réunion vers le lieu Le tondut. Petite déchirure sur la carte. Ouvrage conçu par un collectif composé de LARROQUE (Mathématicien), THIAC AINE (Fontainier), BOUFIN (Ingénieur et architecte de la ville) et BLANC (Professeur d'hydrographie). Ouvrage réservé à THIAC AINE. Tiré à 6 exemplaires. Table des planches : Niveau des sources (en bleu) et des places (en rouge) . Plan géométral de la ville et faubourg de Bordeaux avec tous les changements fait jusqu'à présent (1787) . Premier tableau contenant les nombres de sources, leurs qualités suivant l'analyse que messieurs les jurats en ont fait faire, leur produit selon les notes qui sont au dépôt des papiers de la ville, leur distance à la place Dauphine, leur hauteur relativement à cette même place, et la hauteur de la place Dauphine par rapport au différent quartier de la ville . Second tableau contenant les noms des sources qu'on propose de conduire à Bordeaux, et leur qualité, leur produit, leur distance, leur niveau, la distribution qu'on propose de faire de leurs eaux, avec les nouvelles observations à faire à ce sujet . Troisième tableau contenant un aperçu général estimatif de la dépense a faire pour conduire les eaux des sources de Mérignac, d'Arlac et des Carmes dans les différents quartiers de Bordeaux, soit avec des tuyaux de fer, ou des aqueducs, ainsi que les dépenses à faire aux sources et pour les fontaine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres posthumes . ou mémoire de M. Turgot, sur les administrations provinciales, mis en parallele avec celui de M. Necker, suivi d'une lettre sur ce plan, & des observations d'un républicain sur ces mémoires; & en général sur le bien qu'on doit attendre de ces administrations dans les monarchies.

      Lausanne 1787 Grand in-8° broché, IV-167 pages. Couverture d'attente de l'époque, exemplaire à grandes marges sans rousseurs dans un état magnifique Très bon couverture souple Edition originale

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        Saggio sulla storia civile del Chili. -

      Bologna, Stamp. di S. Tommaso d'Aquino, 1787.In-8. Legatura del primo '800 in m. pelle con fregi impr. a secco ed in oro. Grande carta geografica del Cile inc. in rame e più volte ripiegata. 333, (1) pp.; lievi fioriture ed arrossature sparse. Prima edizione. In fine vi è uno studio ed un vocabolario sulla lingua degli Araucani (pp. 309-323), seguito dalla più antica bibliografia di opere sul Cile (pp. 324-328). Leclerc 1959. Sabin 49888.

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

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

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        Raccolta dei disegni delle fabbriche regie de' bagni di Montecatini nella Valdinevole. -

      Firenze 1787.Grande in-folio. Legatura coeva in mezza pergamena con angoli, piatti ricoperti da carta decorativa floreale; minime abrasioni. Frontespizio inc. con veduta e stemma (Antonio Terreni inventò e disegnò, Gaetano Vascelllini incise), una magnifica veduta panoramica a doppia pagina (Antonio Terreni disegnò, Cosimo Zucchi incise), e 14 tavole a doppia pagina, la prima con una pianta del territorio dei Bagni di Montecatini, le altre con facciate, spaccati, dettagli architettonici degli edifici e le piante delle tubature idrauliche per condurre le acque dalle sorgenti alle terme (incise da Cosimo Zocchi, Gaetano Vascellini, G.B. Cecchi e Cosimo Colombini su disegni di Antonio Terreni). (3) ff. con le descrizioni delle tavole. Ottimo esemplare a pieni margini. Prima e unica edizione di questa magnifica opera. Le terme di Montecatini, già utilizzate dai Romani e molto apprezzate durante il Rinascimento, subirono un declino nella seconda metà del ?500 che durò oltre due secoli. La rinascita della cittadina la si deve al Granduca Pietro Leopoldo di Lorena, che affidò a valenti idraulici la sistemazione delle fonti e al Paoletti, il maggiore architetto fiorentino del tempo, la progettazione degli stabilimenti termali - il Bagno Regio (1773), le Terme Leopoldine (1779) e il Tettuccio (1779) - nonché un riassetto urbanistico della località. Moreni I, 125. Lozzi 2908. Berlin Kat. 2731. First and only edition of this magnificent work on the ancient thermal resort of Montecatini, west of Florence. With an engr. title, a superb double page view, 14 double page plates, the first one being a map, the others showing façades, plans, sections and details of the spa buildings as well as the plans for the plumbing to conduct the waters from the springs into the bath complexes, all superbly engraved. (3) ff. of explanations of the plates. A fresh and large copy bound in contemp. half vellum (slightly rubbed).

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        PROCES-VERBAL des séances de l'Assemblée provinciale du Berri tenue à Bourges, octobre 1786.

      A Bourges, chez Christo et à Paris chez Née de la Rochelle 1787 In-4° broché en couverture d'attente de l'époque, très bel exemplaire non rogné, (2), 48, 262 pp. - - - of the proceedings of the very first Assemblée Provinciale, as planned by Turgot and created by Necker. The distinction between the three orders was practically neglected and the voting was by call. This Assemblée was, together with the one of Haute-Guienne, the only one to survive until the revolution. During the years of its existence, the Assemblée made important decisions: the corvée was abolished and in this respect Berri became the example for all other provinces; improvement of waterways, extensively dealt with in the proceedings, was promoted because of the high costs of transport by land; the new doctrine of Turgot of 'liberté du travail' was adopted. Important document as the Berry was a sort of experiment for the futur provincial assemblies. In these minutes one finds essais on agriculture, industry, various taxes in use, the Ponts et Chaussees, the future construction of the canal and its navigation Très bon couverture souple Edition originale

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        Poetical Works. Four volumes bound in one

      Glasgow Andrew Foulis 1787. G : in good condition External joint splitting along upper front board. Modern rebind with original backstrip. Wear to corners and extremities. Prelims foxed. Reinforced inner hinges. Marbled endpapers. Aeg Reprint Full leather cover with blind-stamped tooled morocco design 380mm x 250mm (15" x 10"). 116pp, 20pp notes; vii, 75pp, 6pp notes;xv, 130pp; viii, iii, 47pp.

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

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

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        GUIDA DEL FORESTIERE PER LA CITTA' DI FERRARA

      FRANCESCO POMATELLI AL SEMINARIO FERRARA 1787 Vol. in 16° piccolo: frontespizio, pagg. 4 n.n., 176; 8 tavv. e una pianta di Ferrara f.t. incise su rame. Cartonato coevo, titolo a stampa su tassello al dorso. Vecchia nota di possesso manoscritta alla prima carta bianca. La tavola con il monumento a Lodovico Ariosto è disegnata da Luigi Passega e incisa da Giuliano Zuliani (c.a 1730 - c.a 1814), la carta della città è su disegno sempre di Passega e incisa da Luigi Ughi (1749-1823). Luigi Passega de' Passeyer (Ferrara, 1743-1811) insegnò geometria all'Università di Ferrara, esperto di idraulica fu al servizio dello Stato Pontificio prima e di quello napoleonco poi, quando fu nominato ingegnere capo del Dipartimento del Basso Po. Condizioni ottime.

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        Tragedie. Seconda edizione, riveduta dall'autore, e accresciuta.

      Parigi, Da' Torchj di Didot Maggiore, 1787 - 1789.6 voll. in-8° (225x148mm), pp. CXX, 279, (3); 383, (3); 419, (3); 441, (3); 425, (3); (8) 272, (4) di errata e avviso al lettore; bella legatura in piena pelle marmorizzata marrone con titolo e segnatura di volume in oro su doppio tassello bicromo, uno rosso e uno verde, e fregi e filetti in oro ai dorsi. Segnacoli in seta. Unghie decorate in oro, sguardie marmorizzate policrome. Dedica a stampa di Alfieri a George Washington, salutato come liberatore dei popoli. Qualche lieve fioritura. Firme antiche di possesso. Freschissimo esemplare. Pregiata edizione del corpus tragico alfieriano curato personalmente dall'Autore a Parigi. L'Alfieri era assai fiero della riuscita di questa edizione, di mirabile nitore tipografico, a differenza della prima, impressa dal Pazzini di Siena nel 1783. Le tragedie del quinto volume sono quelle inedite (Bruto Primo, Mirra, Bruto Secondo); il secondo vol. reca la dicitura editoriale "volume di scarto" e non sempre si trova unito ai precedenti; tale volume contiene le tragedie Filippo, Polinice, Antigone, stampate nel 1787 ed eliminate dal primo volume. In varii esemplari del primo vol. figura un ritratto di Alfieri inciso dal Morghen da invenzione del Fabre, ma, come avverte il Bustico, "non tutti però gli esemplari hanno di fronte detto ritratto". Bustico, pp. 4-5: "Edizione di Crusca.. Di questa edizione ci parla l'Alfieri stesso nella Vita (Cap. XVII) e di essa si compiaceva: vi ha di essa un sesto volume, così detto di scarto, di cui diamo preciso ragguaglio, pur considerandolo parte di questa edizione". Graesse, I, 74. Brunet, I, 74. Gamba, 2527. Poggiali, p. 96: "Sceltissima". Per far di bianca carta carta nera. Prime edizioni e cimeli alfieriani, pp. 48-63.

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        [Lettre de Ratification sur vélin, Maison située paroisse Saint Jean du Perrot, Généralité de La Rochelle, le 13 décembre 1787 ] "Louis par la Grace de Dieu, Roy de France et de Navarre, à tous ceux qui ces présentes Lettres verront Salut. Pierre Virens Peintre et Demoiselle Gabrielle Villiers son Epouse, et le Sieur Honoré Gourdain peintre demeurant à La Rochelle, nous ont fait exposer que par Contrat passé devant Bonnaud et son confrère Notaire à La Rochelle, le 29 août dernier ... dont l'extrait au terme de l'Edit du mois de Juin 1771 a été exposé l'espace de deux mois en l'auditoire de notre Sénéchaussée de La Rochelle suivant le certificat qu'en a donné Bonin commis de notre Greffier le onze du présent mois, ils ont acquis de Pierre Lachambre Etudiant Pierre Auguste Lachambre Marin et Demoiselle Marie Lachambre demeurant tous à Mauzé les trois quarts dans une petite Maison située à La Rochelle paroisse Saint Jean du Perrot Censive du Roy Moyennant Deux Mille cent livres pour en jouir en toute propriété ses hoirs et ayant-cause comme ... leur appartenant à la date du vingt neuf août dernier, lesquel (?) de maison appartenait auxdits Sieur et Demoiselle Lachambre, , ainsi qu'il est énoncé en le contrat devant (ex?) lesdits Sieur Virens, son epouse et Gourdain jouir dudit ..... et quoique les Privilèges et Hypothèques suivants et conformément à l'Edit du mois de Juin 1771 Nous ont très humblement fait supplier de vouloir bien leur accorder nos Lettres sur ce Nécessaires, aux considérations de notre Conseil qui a vu le contrat... le certificat de dépôt et autres pièces cy attachées, sous le contrescel de notre Chancellerie, nous avons ratifié ledit contrat du 29 août dernier, Voulons qu'il soit exécuté selon sa Teneur ; ce faisant que les Exposants, leurs hoirs et ayants-cause soient reconnus propriétaires incommutables dudit trois quart de maison, circonstances & dépendances, en jouissent et disposent comme de choses à eux appartenantes, purgées des privilèges et hypothèques conformément à notre arrêt du mois de juin 1771. Mandons à nos conseillers de notre Sénéchaussée de La Rochelle qu'ils aient à faire jouir l'exposant de l'effet des présentes, Car tel est notre plaisir : en témoin de quoi nous avons fait mettre notre scel en cesdites présentes. Données à La Rochelle treize décembre mil sept cens quatre vingt sept. Par le Conseil".

      Document sur vélin (parchemin) format 45 x 27 cm : "Louis par la Grace de Dieu, Roy de France et de Navarre, à tous ceux qui ces présentes Lettres verront Salut. Pierre Virens Peintre et Demoiselle Gabrielle Villiers son Epouse, et le Sieur Honoré Gourdain peintre demeurant à La Rochelle, nous ont fait exposer que par Contrat passé devant Bonnaud et son confrère Notaire à La Rochelle, le 29 août dernier ... dont l'extrait au terme de l'Edit du mois de Juin 1771 a été exposé l'espace de deux mois en l'auditoire de notre Sénéchaussée de La Rochelle suivant le certificat qu'en a donné Bonin commis de notre Greffier le onze du présent mois, ils ont acquis de Pierre Lachambre Etudiant Pierre Auguste Lachambre Marin et Demoiselle Marie Lachambre demeurant tous à Mauzé les trois quarts dans une petite Maison située à La Rochelle paroisse Saint Jean du Perrot Censive du Roy Moyennant Deux Mille cent livres pour en jouir en toute propriété ses hoirs et ayant-cause comme ... leur appartenant à la date du vingt neuf août dernier, lesquel (?) de maison appartenait auxdits Sieur et Demoiselle Lachambre, , ainsi qu'il est énoncé en le contrat devant (ex?) lesdits Sieur Virens, son epouse et Gourdain jouir dudit ..... et quoique les Privilèges et Hypothèques suivants et conformément à l'Edit du mois de Juin 1771 Nous ont très humblement fait supplier de vouloir bien leur accorder nos Lettres sur ce Nécessaires, aux considérations de notre Conseil qui a vu le contrat... le certificat de dépôt et autres pièces cy attachées, sous le contrescel de notre Chancellerie, nous avons ratifié ledit contrat du 29 août dernier, Voulons qu'il soit exécuté selon sa Teneur ; ce faisant que les Exposants, leurs hoirs et ayants-cause soient reconnus propriétaires incommutables dudit trois quart de maison, circonstances & dépendances, en jouissent et disposent comme de choses à eux appartenantes, purgées des privilèges et hypothèques conformément à notre arrêt du mois de juin 1771. Mandons à nos conseillers de notre Sénéchaussée de La Rochelle qu'ils aient à faire jouir l'exposant de l'effet des présentes, Car tel est notre plaisir : en témoin de quoi nous avons fait mettre notre scel en cesdites présentes. Données à La Rochelle treize décembre mil sept cens quatre vingt sept. Par le Conseil". Les Lettres de ratification purgent les hypothèques. Bon état Français

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