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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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        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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        The History of New Holland, from Its First Discovery in 1616, to the Present Time. With a Particular Account of Its Produce and Inhabitants; and a Description of Botany Bay:...to which is prefixed, an Introductory Discourse on Banishment, by the Right Honourable William Eden

      John StockdaleLondon:: John Stockdale,. 1787.. Hardcover. Two volumes, comprising both the first & second edition of one of the earliest and most widely read descriptions of Australia, published to coincide with the departure of the First Fleet from England.The author was anonymous, but the work is often erroneously attributed to William Eden, because his "Principles of Penal Law" are included in the preface. The book was published before the arrival of the First Fleet, and the content consists of a digest of the works of previous writers of all that was known of New Holland. The interest lies in the author's preface, listing convict ships and its promotion of Botany Bay; it deals directly with the plan for settlement at Botany Bay, discussing new possibility of discoveries in natural history, and converting the natives, "who were never found to possess a single trace of religious worship...". First edition: London, John Stockdale 1787. 8vo, (xxiv) 254pp, 2pp ads, 2 folding hand-coloured maps, a world map illustrating the route of the First Fleet "A General Chart of the Passage from England to Botany Bay in New Holland 1787" and the entire continent as then known, with an inset map of Botany Bay "A New Chart of New Holland on which are delineated New South Wales and a Plan of Botany Bay". Full original tree calf tastefully rebacked, slt. bumped o/w a beautifully clean copy. Ferguson 24; Holmes 66; Beddie 27. (with) the Second edition, which includes an extra 10pp of preface. Title as above, but states "Second Edition" on title page. John Stockdale London 1787. 8vo, (xxxvi) 254pp, with one of the two maps "A General Chart of New Holland including New South Wales and Botany Bay..." with "Chart of Botany Bay with Its Adjacent Harbours in New South Wales", in period outline color, the printing inverted, south to north, and a variant to the map in the 1st edition. Without 2 pp ads called for in Ferguson. Bound in early half calf and marbled boards, a bit rubbed overall, internally very tight and clean. Beddie 28; Davidson, pp. 79¡V81; Ferguson 25; Holmes 66 (first edition). The popularity of this account is demonstrated by the 2nd edition being issued the same year as the first & a second "second edition" was published in 1808.

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM RICHARD HENRY LEE TO A YOUNG RELATIVE, GIVING ADVICE]

      Nassau. April 19 1787. Nassau. April 19, 1787.. 6pp. Quarto. Old fold lines. Light wear at edges, minor soiling. Very good. I a half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. Letter written by Richard Henry Lee, a Signer of the Declaration of Independence, to a nephew or other young relative - "my dear Carter" - offering advice. Lee writes from the Bahamas, where he has been recovering his health, although he is hopeful of embarking for home by way of South Carolina or Georgia within a few days. Lee offers Carter career advice very much modelled on his own life: "I find your mind is charmed with eloquence & I infer that the bar is the theatre selected for its display. The rank of man as established by the concurring judgement of ages stands thus - Heros, Legislators, orators, & poets. The most useful & in my opinion the most honorable is 'Legislator' which is far from being incompatible with the profession of law is congenial to it. Generally, mankind most admire the Hero, of all the most useless only when the safety of a nation demands his saving arm." The letter then takes a long tangent on the topic of classical generals, speaking of Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, and Hannibal, whom Lee considers "the first soldier of the three" because more than the others, he "had a justifiable cause of war." Lee then develops at length his thesis that "the constant exercise of the mind struggling to maintain freedom & independence of the state brings forth that superb display of genius which seizes in a little time the highest rank in literature & the arts." He believes this to have been the case in ancient Greece and Rome, as well as more recently in France and England, citing as proof the appearance of William Harvey, Robert Boyle, Sir Isaac Newton, John Milton, Samuel Johnson, and John Dryden. Nor is the United States exempt: "Even our own country never exhibited such a display of genius before or since as she did during her eight years war." In concluding, Lee asserts, "It may therefore be considered as a truth demonstrated by the history of man that continued & arduous excitement of the mind especially in regaining lost, or in defending menaced rights, places man in that train of mind and body which brings forth the greatest display of genius, particularly after the storm has subsided, & the mind reposing with security in the sweets of tranquility, meditates without fear." Richard Henry Lee (1732-1794) was a Virginia statesman and leading figure in the American Revolution. He was a persuasive orator, and during the Second Continental Congress famously moved that Congress should declare the colonies to be "free and independent states." He signed the Articles of Confederation and the Declaration of Independence. He later had strong Anti- Federalist leanings.

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        Nouvelle Description des Glacieres, Vallées de Glace et Glaciers qui forment la grande Chaine des Alpes, de Savoye, de Suisse et D'Italie. Nouvelle Edition, revue & augmentée; complete en 3 volumes, ornée de Tableau dessinés sur les lieux par l'Auteur, & gravés par les meilleurs Artistes. 3 vols.

      Geneve, Barde, Manget, 1787. Bound in 3 contemp. full calf. Spines gilt and with tome-and title-labels with gilt lettering. A paper-label pasted on lower part of spine on volume one. A stamp on title-pages. Engraved frontispiece. (1), XVI, 308; (2), 244; 290 pp., 1 large folded engraved map (gravée par C.G. Geisler) and 13 engraved plates (incl. frontispiece, numb. I-XIII, all). A few scattered brownspots. A fine, wide-margined copy.. A fine copy of this scarce classical work on the Alps and its glaciers, written by the famous Swiss traveler and writer Marc Theodore Bourrit (1739-1819), a great and enduring traveler of the Alps who pioneered in making them known to the rest of the world. He was furthermore the first to ascent the Buet and the first traveler (and second person in all) to attempt to climb Mont Blanc.Originally, Bourrit, actually born in France, was an artist, etcher, and pastor famous for his wonderful singing voice and love of music. When he was given the job as choirmaster of the Church of St Peter in Geneva, he finally had time to devote himself to the exploration of the Alps, for which he possessed a great passion. Saussure, who had initially come up with the idea of someone climbing the tallest mountain, the Mont Blanc, and had offered a reward for doing this, usually brought Bourrit with him on his mountain-ascents, both due to his abilities in this field, but also due to his excellent artistic skills with which he would be able to document the excursions. But Bourrit's greatest merit lies in making the Alps know to the rest of the world, and in this he was a pioneer. From 1769 he had toured the Alpine country year after year, and he kept doing this until 1802 (he stopped aged 63). Perhaps his greatest work is the present "Nouvelle description des glaciers"... which constitutes one of the first attempts to spread public knowledge about the Alps and the glaciers.Due to his important work within the field, he was named "historiographe des Alpes" by Emperor Joseph II

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

      London : printed by His Majesty&apos;s Law-Printers: for T. Whieldon, Fleet-Street, 1787-1800.. First edition, 8 vols., folio, ownership signature of Thomas Hinckley, solicitor of Lichfield, cont. calf, rubbed, hinges cracked, some covers detached, final three leaves of vol. I torn but complete.

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        Cary'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's popular atlas - Chubb listing 10 editions over the next 45 years. "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..." (from F.P. Sprent's introduction to the reprint of Chubb's bibliography). Chubb CCLX.

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        [Thott] Fortegnelse paa den store samling, som hans höi-grevelige excellence s.t.

      hr. geheimeraad og stats-minister Otto greve af Thott har efterladt sig af malerier i oliefarve af berömte mestere, miniatur-, vandfarve- og pastel-malerier og haandtegninger; som og en stor samling kobbere baade med og uden glas og rammer, hele verker af kobbere og træsnit saavel af gamle som andre berömte mestere, samt udstukne kobberplader &c; hvilken ved offentlig auction den 24 april förstkommende bliver bortsolgt udi s.t. hr. kammerherre Reedtz Thottes hotel paa hiörnet af Kongens Nytorv og Bredgaden, imod betaling enten contant ved hammerslaget, eller naar paakræves af höieste-rets advocat Wivet, boende i store Kongensgade no. 35. De herover forfattede catalogi ere at bekomme hos hr. kunstkammerforvalter Spengler. Köpenhamn, N. Möller og sön, 1787. 8:o. (2 blanka,13,1 blank),163 s. Häftad i samtida ngt nött och blekt marmorerad ryggremsa med liten skada nederst. En del hundöron och enstaka småfläckar. Fuktrand i övre marginalen på s. 17-36 och i nedre hörnet på s. 65-126. Rester av insekt på s. (14). Med Arvid Bæckströms blindstpl på titelbladet.. Bibliotheca danica I:1111-12. Den danska storsamlaren Otto Thott (1703-85) efterlämnade inte bara en enorm boksamling om 138 000 band som såldes på auktion 1788-92 och över 4000 manuskript som han skänkte till det Konglige bibliothek, utan även ett kuriosakabinett som förtecknades i egen katalog och såldes 1788 samt en stor konstsamling som förtecknades i föreliggande katalog

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        "An Ordinance for the Government of the Territory of the United States, North West of the River Ohio," [in] The American Museum (August, 1787)

      Mathew Carey [Philadelphia: Mathew Carey]. 1787. First. First edition. Volume 2, Number 2: August, 1787. Octavo. Single stitched issue without the title page: [107] - 207, [1]pp. Light scattered foxing, very good. Contains one of the earliest printings of The Northwest Ordinance, also known as the Ordinance of 1787, one of the most important legislative acts of the Continental Congress. It established a government for the Northwest Territory, outlined the process for admitting a new state to the Union, and guaranteed that the newly created states would be equal to the original thirteen states. Massachusetts representative Nathan Dane helped draft the Ordinance and introduced an amendment at the last minute (Article 6) prohibiting slavery in the new territories. Also included in this issue is the "Essay on the Consequences of Emitting Paper-Money," by North Carolina representative Hugh Williamson, and, "An Enquiry into the effects of Public Punishments upon Criminals, and upon Society," by Benjamin Rush. A scarce early issue of America's first important literary and political magazine. .

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        A Series of Adventures in the Course of a Voyage Up the Red-sea, on the Coasts of Arabia and Egypt, and of a Route Through the Desarts of Thebais in the Year 1777.....2 Volumes..

      London: J Dodsley, 1787.. Third Edition. (title continued)..with a supplement of a voyage from Venice to Latichea; and of a route through the desarts of Arabia, by Aleppo, Bagdad, and the Tygris, to Bursrah in the years 1780 and 1781 in letters to a Lady... "Eyels Irwin, an East India Company official who travelled up the Red Sea coast of Arabia in the 1770s..His travel narrative of 1780 was a long recitation of Bedouin treachery.." (Tidrick). This octavo edition in two volumes omitted the four sepia aquatints which appeared in the first 4to edition, and was illustrated by 4 engravings on copper. However this set has had the earlier aquatints inserted in volume I as well as an extra one in volume II in addition to the engravings and maps as called for. The folding maps are Vol I 'A View of the Town of Yambo on the Coast of Arabia; A Map or the Red Sea (reinforced verso), Vol II The Nile Valley; Assyria, Mesopotamia, Babylonia (torn and repaired); The Gulf of Catarro on the Coast of Dalmatia - (5 maps in all). Bound in full contemporary tree calf, gilt border and dentelles; recent professional restoration and relaying of back strips with blind-tooled and gilt decoration, raised bands and twin labels in red and black. NB the back cover of volume I, although of similar age has been taken from another volume and has a small gilt armorial motif appearing upside down - the gilt border and dentelles are of a different design but the whole restoration of the set has been very successful. Three armorial book plates have been relaid on new marbled endpapers. One of these book plates belonged to the author - Irwin of Brooke with a note to that effect in a contemporary hand). A note in the same hand appears under the frontis engraved portrait of Irwin and reads 'Bartolozzi fecit.' This is an extra plate inserted after publication. Given the additional insertions, inscriptions and bookplate, it is possible that this set was owned by the author, or someone closely connected. pp 387; 401. Digital images available on request.

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