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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

      Luke White 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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        The Soliloquy

      London: Published by W. Dickinson, Bond Street, Oct. 1, 1787. Stipple with hand-colour. Printed on early wove paper. In excellent condition with the exceptioin of a small mended tear in the right margin. Small paper loss in lower left corner. Image size: 11 1/8 x 7 1/2 inches. 12 9/16 x 8 1/4 inches. 16 11/16 x 11 7/8 inches. A wonderful print of a young woman contemplating love by the celebrated painter William Ward. William Ward is remembered as one of the most accomplished engravers of his day. He produced some of the most beautiful prints of the period, and his delicate engravings epitomize the style and sentiment of the age. Ward was primarily a mezzotint engraver but he also worked in stipple, executing hauntingly delicate prints that capture the soul and character of their subject. He studied under John Raphael Smith and quickly became one of his most distinguished pupils, incorporating his master's delicate technique into his own distinctive style. Along with his brother James, William was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy and soon earned the privilege of becoming mezzotint engraver to the prince regent.This delicate image recalls the style of Ward's master John Raphael Smith, who made a name for himself with his subtly suggestive portraits of women. Like many similar images produced by Smith, Ward's ambiguous picture depicts an ornately dressed young woman in a park setting. She sits by herself contemplating love, an emotion that is elucidated by the text underneath that makes reference to her denial of unchaste desires.

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        Kort utdrag af alla kongl.

      förordningar, resolutioner och bref, rörande skogarnes wård och nyttjande i riket, samt jagt och diurfång. Sthlm, Kongl. tryckeriet, 1787. 4:o. (4),8,1-236 s. Nött samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind och brun ngt skadad titeletikett i glättad papp. Stänkta snitt. Fin inlaga. Med Carl Ziervogels namnteckning.. Schreber 45. Hebbe 1439. Förordningar från perioden 1537-1782. Magnus Hendric Brummer (1735-90) var ursprungligen militär och deltog i pommerska kriget. 1775 utnämndes han till överjägmästare i Halland. Han utgav 1789 även ett "Försök til et swenskt skogs- och jagt-lexicon"

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        An Academy for Grown Horsemen containing the completest instructions for walking, trotting, cantering, galloping, stumbling and tumbling. Illustrated with copper plates, and adorned with a portrait of the Author [TOGETHER WITH] Annals of Horsemanship

      W. Dickinson ; S. Hooper ; Mess. Robinsons 1787. FIRST EDITIONS 1787 & 1791 - 2 works bound as 1. With 12 and 17 stipple engraved plates by Bunbury, engraved by W. Dickinson. pp., xx., 38 + xvii., 82 . 32.7 cm tall. all edges gilt. There is some old waterstaining as well as some foxing, but a good copy of this humorous equestrian work. Both first editions not often found bound together. 20a

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        Voyage au Cap de Bonne-espérance, et autour du monde avec le capitaine Cook, et principalement dans le pays des hottentots et des caffres.

      Avec cartes, figures et planches en taille douce. Traduit par m. Le Tourneur. I-III. Paris, chez Buisson, 1787. 8:o. XXXII,389,(1) s. & 3 utvikbara grav. plr & 1 utvikbar grav. karta + (4),366,(1) s. & 7 utvikbara grav. plr + (4),366,(5) s. & 6 utvikbara grav. plr. Tre samtida marmorerade skinnbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerade ryggar, bruna titeletiketter och infärgade mörkt bruna deltitelfält. Röda snitt. Ryggarna torra, nötta och ytligt spruckna. Främre falsen i del I delvis sprucken och skinnet delvis avskavt upptill i samma del. Del III med litet nagg överst på ryggen och delvis avflagat deltitelfält. Inlagorna med spridda enstaka småfläckar och planscherna och kartan har en del smårevor i vecken. I del I ett litet hål på försättsbladet och det sista textbladet. Deltitelbladet har en reva i övre marginalen och en pappersförlust i yttermarginalen på s. 155 till del II. I den sista delen ett avrivet nedre hörn på s. 65 och pappersförluster i nedre marginalen på s. 195 och nedre hörnet på s. 311.. Bibliotheca Polynesiana 1224. En av planscherna signerad "G P". Detta är den franska översättningen av författarens "Resa till Goda hopps-udden" från 1783. Översättningen utfördes av Pierre Le Tourneur (1736-88) som annars mest var verksam som översättare av dramatik och poesi. En kvartoupplaga och ytterligare en oktavupplaga utkom samma år. Sparrman var den enda svensk som deltog i Cooks andra resa. Detta är en översättning av första delen av hans reseskildring. En fortsättning i två volymer utkom på svenska 1802-18, men den blev aldrig känd i utlandet i hans samtid och har översatts först i modern tid

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        L'Art de verifier les dates des faits historiques, des chartes, des chroniques, et autres anciens monumens, depuis la naissance de votre-seigneur, par le moyen d'une table chronologique... [etc,]. Troisieme edition. Par un religieux Benedictin de la congregation de S. Maur.

      A Paris: Chez Alexandre Jombert Jeune..., 183 - 1787.. 3 vols., large thick folio, half-title and title with engr. vignette to each vol., fldg. table in vol. 1, allegorical engr. head-piece at start of main text in each volume, pp. xli, [3], 88, 850; viii, 924; iv, 864, xc (supplement & index); full near cont. russia, borders blocked in blind and with gilt rule, spines gilt with double raised bands and compartments blocked in blind, m.e., stain on upper cover of vol. 1, couple of minor pin holes in joints, two inch crack at foot of front joint of vol. 2, bookplates removed from front paste-down e.p.s, else a very attractive set with the contents crisp and fresh. [An absolute mine of information. First published in 1750 by Charles Clement & Ursin Durand and the above edition under the guidance of Francois Clement.]

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England. In Four Books by Sir William Blackstone, Knt. One of the Justices of His Majesty's Court of Common Pleas

      A. Strahan ; T. Cadell 1787. 4 volumes bound in a beautiful near contemporary brown tree calf. Portrait frontispiece, folding chart, and edges burnished yellow. The title labels are in a dark red morocco. The spines are decorated with gilt infilled lines creating compartments. Four compartments bear an oval device, with an urn in the centre. The is also a compartment with an oval volume number ; the numbers are clear, but it is likely that these had green morocco labels, now missing. Each compartment has a small floral decoration to the corners. And attractive set, with some minor rubbing and damage to the extremities - some of the gilt on the spines is rubbed, and their is foxing to the endpapers.

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        Voyage au Cap de Bonne-Espérance, et autour du monde avec le capitaine Cook, et principalement dans le pays des Hottentots et des Caffres. Par André Sparrman. Avec cartes, figures et planches en taille douce. Traduit par M. Le Tourneur. I-II

      Paris, Buisson, 1787. Complete in two volumes, XXI + (3) + 9-16 + (1)-8 + 17-478 p. (confused pagination because of an error in binding of the volume) + 1 folded map + 8 engraved plates of which 4 are folded; (4) + 462 p. + 9 engraved plates. Contemporary full calf with gilt spines with five raised bands. 25,5 X 20 cm. The plates in volume two are dampstained. Weak inner hinges. Spines rubbed at top and bottom.. This is the quarto edition from 1787. There is also an octavo edition in three volumes from the same year

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        Voyage au Cap de Bonne-Espérance, et autour du monde avec le capitaine Cook, et principalement dans le pays des hottentots et des caffres.

      Avec Cartes, Figures et Planches en taille douce. Traduit par m. Le Tourneur. Tome Premier - Troisieme. Paris, Chez Buisson, 1787. 8:o. xxxii,388 pp. + engraved folding map + 3 engraved folding plates; (4),366 pp. + 7 engraved plates (4 folding); (4),363,(1) pp. + 6 engraved plates. Contemporay full tree calf, spine gilt with red labels. Gilt edges on boards. Wear to outer joints. Vol. I with some loss at head of spine. Vol. III with wear to head and foot of spine. Vol. II with some chewing to lower outer corner. Ex libris Fritz Stenström and Ex libris Anne och Kaj Stenström. Stamp on lower paste-down vol. I and front paste-down vol. II and III all with off-setting. Interior clean. No foxing. 20 x 12,5 cm.. An apparently piracy of the quarto edition 1787, closely reset from the octavo of the same year. The plates have all been re-engraved, and have (except for the map) been reversed. There are no errata pages in this edition. Rolf du Rietz. Biblioteca Polynesiana 1225

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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... Five Volumes

      London: GGJ and J Robinson.. 4to Francis Blomefield, author of 'An Essay towards a Topographical History of Norfolk...' 'when staying with his brother-in-law, rector of Oxnead, he caught a fever, and during convalescence was given the run of the evidence room of the Earl of Yarmouth, head of the Paston family...where he shut himself up for a fortnight, ...(and)... " sifted between thirty and forty chests of antique curiosities and eveidencies" and unearthed the Paston Letters. (Christopher Hussey) These came into the hands of Sir John Fenn, who, encouraged by Horace Walpole, brought out a selection of the letters in two volumes (1787) and added two further volumes (1789) before he died in 1794. He also left the text of a fifth volume which was edited by his nephew, William Frere in 1823 (this last published by John Murray). Although Volumes I & II appear reasonably frequently, it is unusual to find a set of all five.This one is bound in halfcalf, with raised bands, twin labels, gilt titles and ruling, marbled endpapers. Volume I: (1787) half title with engraved vignette of Caistor Tower - 2 coloured engravings, folding pedigree, plate of facsimile letters pp lxxiv; 301. Volume II:(1787) half title with vignette of Caister Tower, coloured engraved frontis,pp363+ 14plates showing autographs, papermarks, facsimile mss and seals. Volume III (1789) coloured frontis plate, half title with engraved vignette of Framlingham Castle pp xxxv; 451 inc. index + 7 plates autographs etc. (the 3 portrait plates are missing from this volume), Volume IV (1789) half title as in V III, bw engraved frontis portrait of Edward IV. ppxxxii 478 inc index + 5 plates autographs etc. Volume V (1823) Frontis portrait of Fenn, title page with engraved vignette of Paston Hall and Church.pp lxxiii; 5 engraved plates, 472 inc index + 6 plates autographs etc. front board to Volume V has been repaired; sporadic foxing and browning but some sections very bright and crisp, others not so to a varying degree.

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        Apologie des Misvergnügens und Uebels. 3 Teile in 1 Band

      Frankfurt und Leipzig, (Nürnberg, Grattenauer), 1787.. XVI, 136; 182 S., 1 w. Bl.; 252 S., 2 w. Bll. Pappband d. Zt.

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        Kort utdrag af alla kongl.

      förordningar, resolutioner och bref, rörande skogarnes wård och nyttjande i riket, samt jagt och diurfång; författadt af M. H. Brummer. Öfwer-jägmästare i Halland. Stockholm, Kongl. tryckeriet, 1787. 4:o. (3),+ (1 blank),+ 8,+ 236 s. Något fläckig. Sammanbunden med: Kongl. maj:ts nådiga förordning om skogarne i riket. Gifwen Stockholms slott den 19 december 1793. Stockholm, Kongl. tryckeriet, 1794. 4:o. (50) s. Interfolierad och med samtida kommentarer och tillägg i bläck. Något fläckig och med fuktrand i nedermarginal. Sammanbunden med: Kongl. maj:ts nådiga förordning om skogarne i riket. Gifwen Helsingborg den 1 augusti 1805. Stockholm, Kongl. tryckeriet, 1805. 4:o. 63 s. Interfolierad med samtida anteckningar i bläck. Hfrbd från tidigt 1800-tal med något nött guldornerad rygg, beige ryggtiteletikett, gula snitt. Från Vegeholm med von Dübens exlibris och Magnus Flincks namnteckning. Schreeber 45. Hebbe I, 1439

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        Örlogs-manna-sällskapets handlingar.

      Första häftet, utgifvit under öfversten af kongl. Amiralitetet samt riddaren välborne herr Simon Ruuths præsidio. Sthlm, J. A. Carlbohm, 1787. 8:o. (2),68 s. & 3 utvikbara tryckta tabeller. Häftad och oskuren i samtida gråpappomslag. Bra ex. delvis tryckt på blåtonat papper. Från Ericsberg.. Innehåller uppsatser och recensioner: "Om vädrets kraft och verkan på segel, desse senares proportion, läge och structur för at befrämja välseglingen" av Lars Wolin, "Recension af herr Du Hamel de Monceau's bok, kallad: 'Medel at bibehålla hälsan hos besättningar på skepp, &c.'" av J. G. Lagerbjelke, "Anmärkning vid herr Dunthorne's regel, at corrigera månans observerande distance ifrån solen, eller en stjerna" av Carl Gust. Bergström, "Utdrag af anmärkningar, gjorde öfver örlogs-skeppens tackling i England, inlämnade år 1778, af överstelieutenanten och riddaren Nordenskjöld" och "Jämnförelse emellan gamla och nya sorten sjö-canoner" av C. F. Aschling

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        The WORKS Of SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D. Together with His Life, and Notes on his Lives of the Poets, by Sir John Hawkins, Knt. In Eleven Volumes

      London:: Printed for J. Buckland, et al.. 1787.. 8vo. 1st edition thus (Fleeman 87.3W). 11 volumes.. Period full tree calf with modern respining to style. Boards with a 'tan' appearance; spine color with more a brown hue. Maroon title labels (9 period; 2 modern to style [Vols 8 & 10]).. Period engraved bookplate, in each volume, of "Henry Monteith of. Carstairs". A VG+ set.. NB. By 2 years later, the set was to have expanded to 15 volumes, however these first 11 volumes were issued collectively, with the set being advertised for sale on Tuesday, 20 March 1787. Fleeman quotes correspondence from Thomas Spence to John Bell, of Bell & Bradfute (Edinburgh) noting the division of the print run [one assumes amongst those listed on the t.p. imprint, of which there are 41] & his comment that sales should be brisk as "a very short number has been printed..." [Vol II, p. 1629]. Somewhat uncommon on the commercial market; we see only one other at present, and note but 6 auction appearances these past 30 years, with the last occurence being 1999. . Frontis of Johnson in Volume I.

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        Kort Utdrag af alla Kongl. Förordningar

      Resolutioner och Bref, rörande Skogarnes wård och nyttjande i Riket, samt Jagt och Djurfångst; Författadt af M. H. Brummer. Stockholm, Kongl. Tryckeriet, 1787. 4:o. (4),236 s. Samtida skinnryggband, pärmar klädda med marmorerade papper, handskriven ryggtitel. Inlagan oskuren. Liten skada vid ryggens huvud. Bakre yttre fals med 25 mm spricka, 5 mm reva vid ryggens fot. Stukat övre hörn främre pärm. Fläck på främre pärms övre kant samt i övre marginalen på främre försättsblad och titelbladet. Bakre pärm med tre små fläckar. Fingeravtryck främre försättsblads nedre hörn. "Til Läsaren" bladet med två långa lagade revor, berör ej text. Namnteckning Gyllenhoff på främre pärms spegel, även med raderat namn m.m. 24 x 19,5 cm.. Bortsett från de angivna defekterna ett vackert exemplar

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        Sei Dialoghi Ottici Teorico-Pratici.Venice: Simone Occhi, 1787.

      Rare first edition of this classic work on optics and optical instruments, illustrated with 4 finely engraved plates. Lorenzo Selva was the second in line of a family of opticians and instrument-makers working in Venice during the half of the seventeenth century. Both father and son were the most active opticians in Italy at the time and enjoyed an international reputation for the quality of their various optical instruments. Boscovich, who experimented with optics and published on the subject, considered Lorenzo - and not Dolland - as the inventor of the achromatic lens; and around the time the <i>Dialoghi</i> was published the great scientist was, in fact, collaborating with Lorenzo on perfecting lenses made of flintglass.<br/><br/> This dialogues contained in this work cover all aspects of optics and glass-making which were of concern to the opticians of the latter part of the eighteenth century: eyeglasses and their corrective function; the various kinds of telescopes - terrestial & celestial; post-Newtonian lenses, Herschel's telescope; various experiments with achromatic lenses by Boscovich and the author; microscopes; burning mirrors and other optical and mechanical devises including magic lanterns, camera obscuras, drawing instruments, prisms, and electrical machines, etc. <br/><br/> Perhaps the most interesting aspect of this work is the fact that the <i>Sei Dialoghi</i> was written not just by a theoretician but a maker in Venice (the center of glass manufacturing in Italy).<br/><br/> Duncan, Bibliography of Glass 12157; Boffito, Gli Strumenti della Scienza, p. 150; Riccardi, II, 436 - 'pregiato libro'.. Large 4to (257 x 190 mm), contemporary boards, pp xii 184 and 4 engraved folding plates (faint damp stain to the 4 plates), a large fresh copy

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        Mémoires sur l´utilité des lichens, dans la médecine et dans les arts.

      Lyon, Piestre et Delamollière, 1787. Contains Avertissement des éditeurs (XXVI p.) + Lichénographie économique, ou histoire des lichens utiles dans la médecine et les arts (1787, 48 p.) + Recherches et expériences sur les divers lichens, dont on peut faire usage en médecine et dans les arts (1787, 103 p.) + Commentatio de vario lichenum usu (1787, 68 p.) + Plansches coloriées (VIII handcoloured plates). Modern hardcover. Gift inscription. The first two pages in Recherches et expériences are photo-copied

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        Summa sancti Thomae Hodiernis academiarum moribus accommodata - Vol. I- II- III, Venetiis, Typis Petri Savioni, 1787

      23 x 37,5, ril. coeva mz. pelle con titoli in oro e piatti cartonati, interno buono e testo latino su due colonne. Bella marca tipografica. Volume primo PRIMA PARS DE DEO UNO, TRINO, ET ANGELIS pp. 320, Sive CURSUS THEOLOGIAE - pp. 336 . Volume secondo SECUNDA COMPLECTNES TRACTATUS DE FIDE, ET REGULIS FIDEI, DE SPE, ET CHARITATE- pp. 648 Volume terzo ed ultimo PARS TERTIA COMPLECTENS TRACTATUS DE INCARNATIONE- pp.728

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        Strictures on Lt. Col. Tarleton&#39;s History of the Campaigns of 1780 AND 1781, in the Southern Provinces of North America. To which is added a Detail of the Siege of Ninety Six and the Re-capture of the Island of New Providence [By Lieut. Hatton]

      London: Printed for the Author, printed by R. Jameson and sold by R. Faulder, 1787. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo (8.5" x 5 1/4", vi, frontispiece image of Tarleton, 186pp. New leather binding with marble paper covers and end papers. Very good+ to fine. No half title. Mackenzie is very critical of Tarleton&#39;s History, stating that facts were withheld or altered to fit the narrative. British Lieutenant Colonel Tarleton is best remembered for his skills as a cavalry leader in the South and for his vicious treatment of Continental soldiers during the Revolutionary War , Wherein Military Characters and Corps are vindicated from Injurious Aspersions, and several Important Transactions placed in their proper point of view. In a series of Letters to a Friend, By Roderick Mackenzie late Lieutenant in the 71st Regiment. To which is added, a Detail of the Siege of Ninety Six, and the Re-capture of the Island of New-Providence. The author defends Lord Cornwallis, and is very severe on Lieut. Col. Tarleton&#39;s "History," in which, he says, "Some facts have been withheld, and some mutilated, while others are raised to a pitch of importance, to which, if historical justice had been the author&#39;s object, they are by no means entitled." The account of the siege of Ninety Six and the capture of New Providence is by Lieut. Hatton. See Rich, 1. 338, "European Magazine," for 1788, Hanger&#39;s "Reply," and Tarleton (B.) (Boatner, p. 1089). References: Howes M138; Sabin 434431

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        PISA ILLUSTRATA NELLE ARTI DEL DISEGNO.

      In-16 gr. (mm. 196x122), 3 voll., cartonato coevo (abras. al dorso), pp. XL,439; XV,336; XVI,544. L'opera è molto ben illustr. da 27 (su 28) tavv. f.t., inc. in rame e per lo più ripieg., incluse: la bella incisione di Baccio Baldini del XV secolo che raffigura l'Inferno secondo Dante (da un affresco dell'Orcagna nel Camposanto di Pisa) e una pianta della città (mm. 245x 365), datata 1797, ma appartenente alla II ediz. del 1812 (come specificato in "Pisa, iconografia a stampa dal XV al XVIII secolo",100). E' pure della II edizione la tav. relativa alla "Piazza del Duomo" (oltre alla "Piazza" vi figura la veduta del Lung'Arno di Pisa; quella della I ediz. porta incisa soltanto la "Piazza del Duomo"). Manca la veduta di "Piazza dei Cavalieri". "Rara prima edizione". Cfr. Moreni,II,101 - Cicognara,4310 - Schlosser,528: "eccellente opera, una delle migliori e fondamentale nel suo genere, che espone per la prima volta complessivamente la storia dell'arte pisana". Nel ns. esempl. con barbe, 2 voll. in carta azzurrina, qualche lieve arross. al vol. in carta bianca, alc. tavv. restaur. per strappi (1 con macchia marg.), altrim. ben conservato.

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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&#39; 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&#39; work probably dates from the very early 6th century, as his style and metre are evidently modelled on those of Nonnus. The Aldine edition, which Dibdin thinks is the first, has the distinction of being the first book issued from the press of Aldus and the rarest of the Aldine classics. The present edition is not in Dibdin The translator, Francesco Mazzarella-Farao (1746-1821) also translated Vergil, Anacreon, Sappho, and others.

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        A GENERAL PLAN Of PAROCHIAL And PROVINCIAL POLICE. With Instructions to Overseers and Constables, for Better Regulating Their Respectives Parishes ... and Also his Majesty&#39;s Proclamation Against Vice, Profaneness, and Immortality, Lord Sydney&#39;s Letter to the Several High Sheriffs of England, and the Resolutions of the Quarter Sessions for the County of Surrey, Holden at Guildford, in July 1787

      London:: Printed for. 1787.. 8vo: a4 b2 B - H8. 8" x 5". 1st edition (Goldsmith 13489). xi, [1 (blank)], 112 pp.. Later black half-leather binding with marbled paper boards. Marbled edges. Green cloth slipcase.. Both text block end leaves a bit dust soiled, otherwise a VG+ copy.. Scarce on the market- ABPC reports no copies at auction these past 30+ years.

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        Going to Cover. L'entree du Bois

      London: Published by Robt. Sayer, 53 Fleet Street, May 22, 1787. Mezzotint. Printed on laid paper. In excellent condition. Image size: 9 1/4 x 13 3/4 inches. 9 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches. 11 7/8 x 19 1/4 inches. This is a stunning impression of a hunting scene after the celebrated sporting painter James Seymour. James Seymour is recognized as one of the earliest English sporting artists. He was the son of a wealthy goldsmith and diamond merchant who supplied the plate for racing trophies. His father was also an amateur artist and a member of the Virtuosi Club of St. Luke, a gentleman's club for artists and art lovers. The young Seymour had no formal art instruction but he learnt to draw by studying the pictures and prints in his father's collection. At an early age he was introduced to some of the leading artists of the day, but at the same time he was encouraged to develop a love of the track, which eventually lead to his financial ruin. Seymour was passionate about racing and in addition to drawing and painting them he is believed to have owned racehorses himself. With his prolific output and superior talents he quickly established himself as a successful sporting artist, counting among his patrons Sir William Jolliffe, and the 6th Duke of Sommerset. This wonderful print is part of a series of hunting scenes executed by Burford after Seymour and reissued by Sayer in 1787. As with many sporting prints published by Sayer, he has included a French title with the obvious intention of marketing this extremely attractive print to a European audience. James Seymour was one of the first true sporting artists in Britain; he was considered one of the most eminent horse painters of the age and this beautiful mezzotint by Burford is a testimony to his talent. Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints p. 245-248

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        "l'an deux mille quatre cent quarante. reve s'il en fut jamais; suivi de l'homme de fer, songe..." senza luogo, s.n., 1787.

      Tre volumi di cm. 19,5, pp. (4) viii- 251 (3); (4) 241 (3); (4) 203 (3). Con tre belle tavole all'antiporta di ciascun volume incise in rame. Solida legatura d'inizio '800 in mezza pelle con piccole punte, dorsi lisci con filetti in oro e titoli su tasselli. Esemplare marginoso e genuino, ben conservato. Pregevole edizione che comporta delle note e dei nuovi capitoli inediti e che si distingue dalla selva di contraffazione pubblicate dopo l'originale del 1770 contro cui si scaglia l'autore nella prefazione. Celebre testo di utopia e fantapolitica, uno dei primi del genere. Celebrato dalle maggiori bibliografie. Riportiamo un commento anonimo manoscritto all'opera che ci è capitato di trovare in un altro esemplare: ""...L'an 2440, série d'utopies que revait l'imagination de Mercier en éducation, en morale et en politique. On reconnait de la verve dans cet ouvrage, mais on le traita de folie; cependant la Révolution vint bientot réalizer plusieurs des prophéties de l'auteur"".

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        A GENERAL PLAN Of PAROCHIAL And PROVINCIAL POLICE. With Instructions to Overseers and Constables, for Better Regulating Their Respectives Parishes ... and Also his Majesty's Proclamation Against Vice, Profaneness, and Immortality, Lord Sydney's Letter to the Several High Sheriffs of England, and the Resolutions of the Quarter Sessions for the County of Surrey, Holden at Guildford, in July 1787

      Printed for London:: Printed for. 1787.. 8vo: a4 b2 B - H8. 8" x 5". 1st edition (Goldsmith 13489). xi, [1 (blank)], 112 pp.. Later black half-leather binding with marbled paper boards. Marbled edges. Green cloth slipcase.. Both text block end leaves a bit dust soiled, otherwise a VG+ copy.. Scarce on the market- ABPC reports no copies at auction these past 30+ years.

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        LETTRES D&#39;UN CULTIVATEUR AMERICAIN. (Letters From An American Farmer) - depuis l&#39;Année 1770 jusqu&#39;en 1786

      Paris: Chez Cuchet Libraire, 1787 First Edition of the author&#39;s famous first book. A handsome set. Three Volumes. 8vo. Original gilt-decorated mottled calf. "The most complete of all the editions" - Howes C 883. A lovely set with all the original engravings but lacking the maps which were unfortunately removed very early.. 1st Edition.

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        Ueber W. Shakspeare

      Zurich: bey Drell, Gessner, F&#159;ssli und Comp., 1787 First edition. Contemporary half calf, spine gilt. . Octavo. Minor rubbing. A fine copy. Very scarce. The first full-fledged German study of Shakespeare. Eschenburg was a prominent critic and literary historian who is particularly remembered for his efforts to familiarize his countrymen with English literature. He published translations of John Brown, Daniel Webb, Charles Burney, Joseph Priestley, and Richard Hurd, but his most notable achievement was the first full translation, in prose, of Shakespeare's plays, published in thirteen volumes from 1775 to 1782. The present very substantial work has long chapters on Shakespeare's life, his contemporaries, the theaters and actors of the period, etc., as well as analysis of individual plays, and the sonnets and other poems.

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        Das verbesserte System der Illuminaten mit allen seinen Einrichtungen und Graden

      Frankfurt und Leipzig (d. i. Nürnberg), Grattenauer 1787.. Tit., 362 S., 1 w. Bl. - Angebunden: II. ders., Kurze Rechtfertigung meiner Absichten. Zur Beleuchtung der neuesten Originalschriften. Frankfurt und Leipzig, 1787. 70 S., 1 w. Bl. - III. (Zwackh, Franz Xaver von): Anhang zu den Originalschriften des Illuminatenordens welche auf höchsten Churfürstlichen Befehl zum Druck befördert worden sind. Frankfurt und Leipzig, 1787. 39 S. Pappband d. Zt.

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        Opera Minora. Emendata, Aucta, et Renovata. Tomi Primi: Anatomica; ad Partes Corporis Humani Vitales, Animales, Naturales. Tome Secundus. Operum Anatomici Argumenti Minorum. Ad Generationem. Tomus Tertius: Operum Anatomici Argumenti Minorum

      Lausannæ [Lausannae]: Francisci Grasset. Worn condition. Suitable for rebind. Text block to volumes one and three split. Boards detached. Leatherwork fragile. Some foxing. Ex-library from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, with minimal markings. 1787, 1867, 1768. [First Edition]. Brown half-leather cover over marbled boards. xxii, 608; viii, 607; 388pp :: Many engraved plates, some fold-out. Volume one, 10 plates, volume two, 6 plates & volume three contains 16 plates :: 250mm x 200mm (10" x 8") :: ...Accedunt Opuscula Pathologica Aucta et Recensa. Latest publication date of contents is 1787, though the titles pages are dated 1763, 1765 & 1768 respectively. Therefore the volume must have been collated at a later date to the original publication dates .

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        Adelaide

      London: Published by T. Simpson, St. Pauls Church Yard, & No. 15 Villers Street, Strand, July 21, 1787. Colour printed stipple with hand-colour. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition with the exception of being trimmed on the platemark. Image size: 12 9/16 x 12 3/8 inches. 15 3/4 x 13 5/8 inches. A handsome, round format print after Wheatley, depicting Adelaide from Marmontel's celebrated play "The Shepherdess of the Alps". This charming image illustrates a scene from Marmontel's romantic play "The Shepherdess of the Alps". The play, first published in 1766 as part of Marmontel's "Moral Tales", became the rage in both England and France and inspired many paintings and prints. The story is the tragic tale of Adelaide and her lover, the Count D'Orestan, two young French aristocrats, who, despite their familys' objections, run away together. Their happiness is short lived as the count dies suddenly. A grief- stricken Adelaide digs her lover's grave with her bare hands, renounces the world and her family, and becomes a shepherdess. She at last finds happiness after she reveals her true identity to a French nobleman, Fonrose. In this charming image, Wheatley depicts Adelaide in her rustic disguise, giving a lamb a treat. And so, although he has chosen to illustrate a literary subject, he has not strayed from his preference for solitary, country scenes. Webster, Francis Wheatley p. 61-63

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        Relación Histórica de la vida y apostólicas tareas del Venerable Padre Fray Junípero Serra, y de las misiones que fundó en la California septentrional, y nuevos establecimientos del Monterey

      Mexico: Imprenta de Don Felipe de Zuniga y Ontiveros, calle del Espiritu Santo, 1787. Small quarto. [28], 344pp. 1 engraved portrait, 1 folding engraved map. (Abrasion on top edge of text block, probably to remove a 'marca de fuego'). Contemporary vellum, manuscript title on spine (lightly rubbed, ties lacking), in a half morocco and cloth folding box, spine gilt. A primary source for information on the history of early California First edition, second issue, with "Mar Pacifico" printed on the map (see Wagner). This is also the issue of the text with "car" instead of "pro" at the end of the index and with the phrase "a expensas de various bienhechores" preceding the imprint on the titlepage. An outstanding book on early California. Palou was a disciple of Father Junipero Serra (1713- 1784) for many years, and his work is still the principal source for the life of the venerable founder of the California missions. "The letters from Father Serra to Father Palou [provide] interesting details on the various Indian tribes and their manners and customs, together with descriptions of the country...This work has been called the most noted of all books relating to California" - Hill. "Both a splendid discourse on the California missions, their foundation and management, and an intimate and sympathetic biography of the little father-present. Better, by long odds, than the bulk of lives of holy men, written by holy men" (Libros Californianos). "[The map] is of interest here because it seems to be the first on which a boundary line was drawn between Lower and Upper California" (Wheat). The map shows the locations of nine missions (of an ultimate total of twenty-one) and also the presidios at San Diego, Santa Barbara, Monterey, and San Francisco. The plate is a portrait of Serra. Barrett 1946; Cowan, p.472; Graff 3179; Hill (2004) 1289; Howes P56, "c."; LC, California Centennial 34; Libros Californianos, pp.24,67; Wagner Spanish Southwest 168; Weber p.77; Wheat Transmississippi 208; Zamorano 80, 59

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        OPUSCOLI SCELTI SULLE SCIENZE E SULLE ARTI: TOMO X. Tratti dagli Atti delle Accademie, e dalle altre Collezioni Filosofiche e Letterarie, dalle Opere più recenti Inglesi, Tedesche, Francesi, Latine, e Italiane, e da Manoscritti originali e inediti.

      In-8 (mm. 241x174), p. similp. mod., filetti e tit. oro al dorso, pp. 436,48, con 4 tavv. f.t. inc. in rame, ciasc. con più figg. "Tomo X" di questo importante periodico scientifico milanese che raccoglie saggi e memorie dei più grandi scienziati dell?epoca, edito dal 1778 al 1803. In Appendice ?Libri nuovi? in Italia e all?estero. Questo vol. contiene 44 saggi di cui: "14 di Agricoltura ed Arti" (?Descriz. d?una nuova stufa per abbruciarvi carbon di terra, torba ecc. e consumarne tutto il fumo? di Beniam. Franklin - ?Delle scarpe e de? mali da esse cagionati e de? loro ripari?, trattato del Dr. Pietro Camper - ?Della pentola americana?, Memoria di Parmentier, ecc.) - "24 di Fisica, Storia naturale e Chimica" (?Memorie concernenti la Storia Naturale e la Medicina tratte da lettere inedite di Giacinto Cestoni al Cav. Antonio Vallisneri? - ?Viaggio alla cima del Monbianco fatto nell?agosto 1787 dal Sig. di Saussure? - ?Lettera del Sig. Girtaner sui Vulcani della Luna? - ?Osservazioni del Sig. Magellan sugli insetti poliparj che formano il tartato dei denti?, ecc.) - "6 di Medicina e Chirurgia" (?Dissertazione sopra il veleno de? Funghi? del Dr. Gio. Verardo Zeviani, ecc.). Solo lieve alone margin. alle prime 15 cc., altrim. esempl. ben conservato.

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        A Botanical Arrangement Of British Plants; In Medicine, Diet, Rural Economy And The Arts. With An Easy Introduction to the Study of Botany, &c. &c

      Birmingham: M. Swinney for G.G.J. & J. Robinson, 1787-1792. Second edition . Hardcover. Vols. I-II contemporary marbled boards rebacked in brown calf with leather spine labels; Vol. III in contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards, corners worn, boards rubbed, spine foot worn. 3 vols. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 1151 pages Vols. I-II, and 503 pages Vol. III. 21 1/2 x 14 cm. Illustrated with eight plates, five fold-outs, one plain and two in color. First published 1776 in two volumes (titled A BOTANICAL ARRANGEMENT OF BRITISH VEGETABLES.....), Vol.III, a first edition, 1792 describes cryptogamia only. "This edition, was rendered especially valuable by the addition of `a new set of references to figures.&#39;" were by Jonathan Stokes (Vols. I-II) and Stokes and Withering (Vol.III). "Sir J.E. Smith considered, that Stokes performed with great judgment the laborious task of examining almost every figure, throughout the whole botanical library, which was referable to any British plant, and of disposing citations of the whole in order, according to their comparative excellence." [see: HENREY Vol.II, p.124]. Withering, a prominent physician of Birmingham authored two other major works: "Account of the Foxglove,and Some of Its Medical Uses" (1785) and "Botanical Arrangement." Withering was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1785. Biographical references and indexes. Scattered, intermittent age-toning, a few contemporary penciled text annotations.

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        Memoire sur la nutrition... a montpellier, chez martel, 1787.

      Pp. xii, 211 (5). Unito a: Second mémoire sur la nutrition. Supplement... Montpellier, 1789. Pp. viii, 155 (1) 118 + (2) d'errata. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorso liscio con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Tagli rossi. Esemplare fresco e genuino, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Ex libris nobiliare: Joseph Dumont. Lunga dissertazione composta in risposta ad una questione dell'Accademia imperiale di scienza di San Pietroburgo. Cfr. Oberlé 451.

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        Handbuch für Officiere, in den anwendbaren Theilen der Krieges-Wissenschaften (! ). 3 Bde. Hannover, Helwing, 1787-90. Mit 20 gefalt. Kupfertafeln und 4 teils gefalt. Tafellen. Pp.-Bde. d. Zt mit je 2 goldgepr. RSch. (leicht berieben, teils leicht fleckig).

      Erste Ausgabe.- Gerhard Johann David von Scharnhorst (Bordenau (Neustadt a. Rübenberge) 1755 - 1813 Prag) war preußischer General und als Vorsitzender der Militärreorganisations-Kommission seit Juli 1807 der entscheidende Organisator der Preußischen Heeresreform. Er erkannte deutlich den Zusammenhang zwischen Militärreform und gesellschaftlichen Veränderungen und gilt heute noch als der Vorbildlichste der Militärreformer der Zeit der Befreiungskriege.- Stempel auf Titeln, vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig.

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        (hrsg. v. A. Niemann). 1. Jg. 1-12 in 13 Bdn. Altona & Kiel, bzw. Leipzig, Hammerich, 1787-1798. 2 . (2. Folge). Schleswig-Holsteinische Blätter für Polizei und Kultur (hrsg. v. A. Niemann). 4 Jahrgänge in 4 Bdn. und 24 Heften. Ebda., 1799-1802. 3. Neue Schleswig-Holsteinische (bzw. Schleswig-Holstein-Lauenburgische) Provinzialberichte (gesammelt von G.P. Petersen). Jahrgänge 1-23 und 1 Supplementbd. in zus. 24 Bdn. (Jgge. 15-19: Zeitschrift für Kirche und Staat, 1.-5. Jg.). Kiel, Mohr bzw. Altona, Busch, 1811-1834. OBrosch.-Hefte und Pp.-Bde. d. Zt. mit (meist goldgepr.) RTitel. (etwas berieben, vereinzelt stärker beschabt).

      So komplett von größter Seltenheit . Detaillierte Aufstellung auf Anfrage.- Kat. d. SH Landesbibliothek, S. 404/405.- Dabei: Niemann, A. (Hrsg.). Handbuch der schleswig-holsteinischen Landeskunde. Zur leichtern (!) Berichtigung und Ergänzung der bisher vorhandenen Nachrichten. Topographischer Teil. 1. Bd. (= alles). Herzogthum Schleswig. Schleswig, Röhß, 1799. XIV S., 1 Bl., 66 S., 1 Bl., 766 S. Hldr. d. Zt.- Kat. d. SH Landesbibliothek, S. 430.- .

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        Entdeckungen über die Theorie des Klanges

      Leipzig: Weidmanns Erben und Reich, 1787 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo. (212x176 mm). [4], 77, [1] pp.; 11 fold. engr. plates. Contemporary quarter calf with raised bands; rebacked, text foxed and browned, upper inner hinge strenghtened, plates slightly foxed, bookplate to inner front board, pencil annotations on first flyleaf. ---- PMM, 233a; Dibner Heralds of Science 150; Norman 480; Sparrow Milestones of Science 39; DSB III, 258ff - Scarce First edition of this important work which established acoustics as a science. Chladni was the first to work out the quantitative relationships governing the transmission of sound and its velocity in different media. The vibrations of strings had been studied in the seventeenth century but not the vibrations of plates. Chladni devised a method of making the vibrations visible by spreading sand on the plate and running a violin bow across the edge. The study of 'Chladni figures', as they are now known, using plates of different sizes, shapes and materials and clamped in different places enabled Chladni to develop the principles of acoustics and advance the understanding of wave forms in general..

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        A DEFENCE OF THE CONSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

      London. 1787-1788.. Volumes two and three only (of three). [4],451;[2],528,[36]pp. Contemporary calf, gilt morocco spine labels. All boards present, though front board detached on volume two and rear board detached on volume three. Lightly tanned. Good. Lacks the first volume. In a half morocco clamshell case. This set bears the ownership signature of Charles Adams (1770-1800), second son of President John Adams, who was the author of this work. The second volume bears a presentation inscription from Charles Adams on the front pastedown. There is also an inscription on a front fly leaf of volume three reading "Uranian Society from Charles Adams," likely in the hand of another person. Though we cannot be certain, it is quite possible that President Adams himself gave these volumes to his son, Charles. At the age of nine Charles Adams travelled with his father and his older brother, John Quincy, to Europe, returning to America two years later. He graduated from Harvard in 1789 and moved to New York, where his father had assumed the position of George Washington&#39;s Vice President. Charles lived with his parents for a time when he initially moved to New York, studied law for three years (for a brief period in the office of Alexander Hamilton), established a practice in New York in 1792, and married in 1795. Ultimately, Charles was a disappointment to his father, living a dissolute life and dying of complications of alcoholism at the age of thirty. The Uranian Society, to which these volumes were at some point given by Charles Adams, was a debating society under the auspices of Columbia College, and existed in New York from circa 1788 to circa 1794. Records show that Charles Adams was a member, and he likely donated these volumes to the Society in an effort to develop their collection of useful books. Both volumes also have the ownership signature of William Stuart, also a member of the Uranian Society, who likely acquired them when the Society disbanded. This set lacks the first volume, and it is unlikely that we will ever know for certain whether John Adams personally presented these volumes to his struggling young son, Charles. It is known that John Adams provided financial support to his sons, John Quincy, Charles, and Thomas, especially when they were struggling early in their professional lives. Further, biographer Joseph Ellis notes that John Adams "sold his own horses in order to purchase the most up-to-date law books for Charles." When the transfer of the seat of government caused John Adams to move to Philadelphia, he carried on a lengthy correspondence with Charles, asking his opinion on legal issues and recommending readings to further and broaden his education. It is not a wild conjecture to suppose that, having likely given Charles a copy of the book when it was initially published in a one-volume edition in London in 1787, John Adams supplied his son with these two volumes when they were subsequently published. The second and third volumes of the complete first edition of one of the most important and widely read of the many writings of the important Revolutionary figure and second President. These second and third volumes, issued later, contain descriptions of the Italian republics of the Middle Ages as well as a lengthy analysis of "the Right Constitution of a Commonwealth." At the time Adams wrote this work he was serving as the first United States Ambassador in England, an uncomfortable position for a recent rebel, but he was ever ready to argue the American point of view. The book was popular and went through numerous editions; its issuance as the Federal Constitutional Convention was assembling added to its popularity and resulted in several American reprintings; according to the DAB, "its timeliness gave it vogue." Later, Adams&#39; detractors sought to find in it a hidden desire for a monarchy. HOWES A60, "aa." SABIN 233. DAB I, p.76.

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        Cary&#39;s New and Correct English Atlas

      London: printed for John Cary, September 1st, 1787. 4to., (12 4/8 x 9 6/8 inches). One-page Advertisement at beginning. Engraved title-page and dedication leaf. Engraved general map and 47 county maps all with fine original hand-colour in outline. Early 19th-century vellum gilt, the covers and spines additionally decorated with the Pease family crest. Provenance: with the engraved armorial bookplate of William James on the front paste-down; the near contemporary ownership inscription and annotations throughout of Sir John Edward Swinburne (1762-1860), 6th Baronet, and grandfather of the poet Algernon Charles Swinburne; from the library of Christopher Henry Beaumont Pease, Lord Wardington (1924-2005), his sale Library of Important Atlases and Geographies, 18th October 2005, lot 86. First edition, later issue and a wonderful copy, rich in associations. Each county map is interleaved with explanatory text including a list of "The principal Gentlemen&#39;s&#39; Seats" which have been thoroughly annotated by Sir John Swinburne with the names of the incumbents. This was a practice he kept up over many years as his annotations record the changing ownership of many of the great houses. The Swinburne family seat was at Capheaton Castle, near Stamfordham in the county of Northumberland, a fact recorded by Swinburne, along with the names of all his neighbours. John Swinburne was grandfather to the celebrated poet Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909), who "as a child ... was taken on annual visits to Ashburnham Place in Sussex and to his paternal grandfather&#39;s estate at Capheaton, Northumberland. Swinburne&#39;s uncle Bertram Ashburnham, the fourth earl, amassed an extraordinary library which Swinburne avidly explored when he was older. His beloved grandfather Sir John Edward Swinburne was prominent in Northumbrian life, owning thousands of acres and heading such bodies as the Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle and the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle. The Swinburnes&#39; Northumbrian roots went back to the twelfth century and the poet was proud of his connection with the north of England" (Rikky Rooksby for DNB). Chubb CCLX; Hodson 285; Shirley T.CARY - 2a. Catalogued by Kate Hunter..

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        Cary&#146;s New and Correct English Atlas: being a New Set of County Maps from actual surveys. Exhibiting All the Direct & principal Cross Roads, Cities, Towns, and most considerable Villages, Parks, Rivers, Navigable Canals &c

      London: Printed for John Cary 1787. . First edition, two volumes, large 8vo, (volume I) advertisement, engraved title, dedication, 3 List of Subscribers, Contents leaves plus 17 pp of Directions at the end; (volume II) 45 description leaves; the text being folded once and stubbed in sideways. 47 double page maps hand coloured in outline, the West Riding of Yorkshire being over two sheets, one of which is bound in upside down. Endpapers with some foxing otherwise a generally good clean set. Contemporary half calf, rather worn, spine ends with some loss, joints a little cracked but sound. The first printing of Cary&#146;s popular atlas - Chubb listing 10 editions over the next 45 years. &#147;The maps of Cary are usually marked by the excellence of their workmanship as well as by a standard of accuracy far in advance of that attained in England before his time...&#148; (from F.P. Sprent&#146;s introduction to the reprint of Chubb&#146;s bibliography). Chubb CCLX.

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        (ROSENSTEIN, NILS von)

      Från sällskapet Pro sensu communi, rörande animaliska magnetismen och Swedenborgianismen. Norrköping, A. F. Raam, 1787. 4:o. 15,(1) s. Tagen ur band. Oskuren. Titelbladet ngt fläckigt.. Anonymt utgiven av J. H. Lidén. Arbetet, som bär devisen "free thoughts and bold truths", är ett omtryck ur nummer 255-61 av "Stockholms posten" 1787. Bakom det fiktiva sällskapet Pro sensu communi dolde sig Kellgren och Rosenstein

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        VOYAGES IMAGINAIRES, SONGES, VISIONS, ET ROMANS CABALISTIQUES [with:] HISTOIRE DE NAUFRAGES, OR RECEUIL DES RELATIONS LES PLUS INTERESSANTES DES NAUFRAGES, HIVERNEMENS...QUI ONT ÉTÉ PUBLIÉES DEPUIS LE QUINZÈME SIÈCLE JUS

      Amsterdam, et se trouve à Paris, Rue et Hotel Serpente, 1787- 89 [and:] Paris: Chez Cuchet, 1789.. Thirty-nine volumes. Octavo. Uniformly bound in contemporary black calf, spines heavily gilt, contrasting red and orange gilt lettering pieces, with gilt crests and bookplates of Cumming Gordon of Alytr. Seventy-six engraved plates plus a folding table. Spines a bit sunned, some rubbing and occasional short cracks at crowns and toes of spines, a few occasional scratches to the boards, but a very good, handsome set. The first edition, complete, of the first attempt to assemble a coherent collection of the texts of imaginary voyages from the literatures of several languages. As proper, the main set is concluded by the new three volume edition of Deperthes&#39;s work, with a half-title to each volume denoting its supplementary relationship to Garnier&#39;s work. The notable illustrations are engravings after Clement Pierre Marillier. The text includes over seventy separate titles, ranging from the established and well known works of Defoe, Swift, Paltock, Mercier, Berington and Longueville, to many obscure and anonymous works. Garnier&#39;s inclusion of some works, such as Sterne&#39;s VÒYAGE SENTIMENTAL..., or works that later proved literal, has of course been faulted, but the foundation he laid, and the texts he brought forward from obscurity, facilitated the future of scholarship related to the genre, including such works as Gove&#39;s THE IMAGINARY VOYAGE IN PROSE FICTION, wherein over thiry pages are devoted to consideration of Garnier&#39;s accomplishment. A short-title listing of the constituent works is available. GOVE, pp.27-63. Hordern House, IMAGINARY VOYAGES & INVENTED WORLDS, 78. COHEN-DE RICCI 1050.

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        A Concise Treatise on the Art of Angling. Confirmed by actual Experience, and Minute Observations ... To Which is Added The Compleat Fly-Fisher, etc

      London: Printed for C. Stalker ... H. Turpin 1787 London: Printed for C. Stalker ... H. Turpin, 1787. First edition, with half-title. 12mo. Frontispiece by Wooding. [xii], 112, [4, ads] pp. Bound in later full polished tan calf. Fine. Westwood & Satchell p. 31 . Begins with a chapter on the natural history of fish, goes on to the best manner of making and choosing rods, lines, hooks, etc. Chapter IV provides a description of flies. "Best was Keeper of His Majesty's Drawing-room in the Tower of London" (Westwood & Satchell)

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        Silva [Sylva]: or, a discourse of forest-trees, and the propagation of timber in his Majesty&#146;s dominions: ... Together with an historical account of the sacredness and use of standing groves. By John Evelyn, ... With notes by A. Hunter, .. [bound with] Terra: a philosophical discourse of Earth. Relating to the culture and improvement of it for vegetation, and the propagation of plants, as it was presented to the Royal Society. By J. Evelyn, Esq; F.R.S. With notes by A. Hunter, M. D. F.R.S [First Hunter Editions]

      York: Printed by A. Ward for J. Dodsley; T. Cadell; J. Robson; and T. Durham, London. W. Creech and J. Balfour, Edinburgh [through 1787], 1776. First Edition thus. Fine. First Hunter Edition (sixth overall, first published 1664), virtually doubling the size of the original text, with the scarce 10pp advertisement (ESTC locates only one other such copy, at the Bodleian). Two works bound in one: 4to: [54],649,[11], with an engraved portrait frontispiece of Evelyn by F. Bartolozzi, 40 copper-engraved plates by Johann Sebastian Muller (including one folding, &#147;A Winter View of the Canthorpe Oak") of detailed drawings of foliage, flowers and fruits, and a folding table; and [8],74,[4],[10]pp advertisement, with one folding table and one aquatint with tissue guard intact. Beautifully bound in full russia calf, very skillfully recornered and rebacked with original back strip laid on; gilt title to spine; gilt borders to covers, edges and inner edges; marbled end papers and silk page marker. Very slightly rubbed, light browning and offsetting to pages, but overall quite bright and fresh, the plates in deep, rich impressions. Provenance: John Peachey&#39;s eighteenth-century engraved armorial bookplate to front paste down (a search of other titles bearing Paechey&#39;s plate reveals a preference for russia calf, so he may have had the book bound). Label of Newselles Library, possibly that of the Earls of Scales. Book ticket of Henry Sotheran, Booksellers. Henrey 137. Keynes 47. Gibson&#39;s Library, p. 122. ESTC Citation Nos. T123233 and T147758.& In 1652, Evelyn set about to create the garden at Sayes Court (the 200-acre Deptford estate his father-in-law held from the crown), a project that signaled the start of a serious interest in garden design. This led to his writing the Elysium Britannicum, an encyclopedic history of gardens and gardening practices that occupied him for most of his life. His pioneering works on tree cultivation (Silva, 1664) and on soils (A Philosophical Discourse of Earth, 1676; in later editions entitled Terra: a philosophical discourse) were both outgrowths of Elysium Britannicum. Although primarily intended to encourage tree planting after the devastation of the civil war, Silva was also a learned account of the growth and uses of native trees interpolated by an edited collection of material sent in by Fellows of the Royal Society from different parts of the country (indeed, Silva was the first book to carry the Society&#146;s imprimatur). By its fourth edition it also contained &#145;an Historical Account of the Sacredness and Use of Standing Groves.&#146; Silva&#39;s handsome reissue in 1776, with additional plates and with "learned and extensive" (Keynes) annotations, practical instructions, and references to the best eighteenth century authorities by Alexander Hunter, gave it renewed popularity.

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        Ignoramus, comoedia / scriptore Georgio Ruggle, ... ; nunc denuo in lucem edita cum notis historicis et criticis: quibus insuper praeponitur vita auctoris, et subjicitur glossarium vocabula forensia dilucide exponens: accurante Johanne Sidneio Hawkins

      Londini : Prostat venalis apud T. Payne et filium: necnon Gul. Ginger, 1787. 1st Edition. Physical description: viii, cxxii, [2], 319, [1] p. , [1] leaf of plates : ill. ; 22 cm. (8vo). Subjects: Romance drama - Great Britain - Early works to 1800. Notes: With engraved frontispiece (plate). Partly based on &#39;La trappolaria&#39; by Giambattista della Porta. Referenced by: ESTC, T154171. Language: Latin. Very good copy in bound in contemporary full leather. Gilt-blocked red leather label to spine with raised bands. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Provenance: From the library of Sir Roger Johnson with his bookplate.

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        Digging for the Fox. Deterrer le Renard

      London: Published by Robt. Sayer, 53 Fleet Street, May 22, 1787. Mezzotint. Printed on laid paper. In excellent condition. Image size: 9 3/8 x 13 3/4 inches. 9 13/16 x 13 7/8 inches. 12 x 19 1/4 inches. This is a lovely rich impression of this striking print which perfectly demonstrates Seymour&#39;s artistry and Burford&#39;s skill as an engraver. James Seymour is recognized as one of the earliest English sporting artists. He was the son of a wealthy goldsmith and diamond merchant who supplied the plate for racing trophies. His father was also an amateur artist and a member of the Virtuosi Club of St. Luke, a gentleman&#39;s club for artists and art lovers. The young Seymour had no formal art instruction but he learnt to draw by studying the pictures and prints in his father&#39;s collection. At an early age he was introduced to some of the leading artists of the day, but at the same time he was encouraged to develop a love of the track, which eventually lead to his financial ruin. Seymour was passionate about racing and in addition to drawing and painting them he is believed to have owned racehorses himself. With his prolific output and superior talents he quickly established himself as a successful sporting artist, counting among his patrons Sir William Jolliffe, and the 6th Duke of Sommerset. This wonderful print is part of a series of hunting scenes executed by Burford after Seymour and reissued by Sayer in 1787. As with many sporting prints published by Sayer, he has included a French title with the obvious intention of marketing this extremely attractive print to a European audience. James Seymour was one of the first true sporting artists in Britain; he was considered one of the most eminent horse painters of the age and this beautiful mezzotint by Burford is a testimony to his talent. Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints p. 245-248

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        Dritter Theil der Karte von Asien, welcher Sibirien und einige andere Theile der Tatarei enthält." Westliche und östliche Hälfte. Folge von 2 Blättern

      Zwei grenzkolorierte Kupferstich-Karten von Anton Amon nach Franz Anton Schrämbl 1787. 54.5x57.5 cm. je Blatt. Zusammen - Dörflinger / Hühnel I, S. 134, 15.-16. - Die aus einem westlichen und östlichen Teil bestehende Karte zeigt Sibirien, Kasachstan, Teile der Mandschurei und Hokkaido begrenzt durch Nowaja Semlja, Tschuktschen-Halbinsel, Kamtschatka, Kurilen, Sachalin, Baikalsee, Aralsee, Kaspisches Meer, Kaukasus und Wolga. Die große Kartusche mit figürlichem Beiwerk: Rentier mit Schlitten, Bären und Allegorien der Winde. Oben rechts kleine Sonderkarte der Bering-Straße eingesetzt. Zusammengesetzt ergeben die Blätter eine Karte im Format 51 x 106 cm. Schöne, breitrandige und saubere Kartenblätter, lediglich 1 kleiner Rostfleck im westlichen Teil.F. A. Schrämbl schuf diese Karte nach der Vorlage von Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d&#39;Anville (1697 - 1782), sie erschien in seinem Werk "Allgemeiner großer Atlas", für das er sehr gelobt wurde, das ihn aber auch in den Ruin trieb, so daß er die Kupferplatten an Joseph Philipp Schalbacher abgab, durch den die weitere Veröffentlichung erfolgte.

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