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        Autograph letter signed, to Georg Forster, informing him of the cancellation of their proposed voyage to the Pacific and Australia.

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

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        Histoire des troubles de l'Amérique anglaise -

      Buisson 1787 -, Paris - 4 tomes. In-8. Tome 1: 379 pp. Tome 2: 365 pp. Tome 3: 420 pp. Tome 4: 272 pp. Reliure d'époque plein veau raciné. Dos lisses ornés avec pièces de titre rouges, de tomaisons noires. Roulette dorée en encadrement sur les plats. Sur tome 3: manque aux deux derniers feuillets dont demi page au dernier feuillet). Bien complet des 3 cartes dépliantes. En bel état. EDITION ORIGINALE. Histoire de la Guerre d?Indépendance américaine depuis l?affaire de l?impôt du timbre en 1765 jusqu?au traité de Versailles en 1783 ; l?auteur se montre ici favorable aux principes fondant la révolution américaine, mais s?astreint à un véritable travail d?historien en allant recueillir des informations de première main, aussi bien des mémoires manuscrits que des témoignages directs auprès d?acteurs français, anglais et américains. François Soulès publiera de nombreux autres ouvrages, dont des traductions de l?anglais de Thomas Paine, Ann Radcliffe, Arthur Young, d?historiens et voyageurs dont William Bligh. Un des meilleurs ouvrages français sur la guerre de l?Indépendance. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Papiere eines Verstorbenen. Ein Vermächtnis für die Lebenden. Herausgegeben von der Wittib des braunen Mannes. Für die Leipziger Jubilate-Messe.

      [Basel], [Flick] 1787. 8°. 344 S., 2 w. Bll. Mit einer gest. Porträt-Vignette auf Titelbl. (J. del., Dunker sc.) und einigem Holzschnitt-Zierrat. Halblederband der Zeit. m. kl. Fileten, Zierleisten und Titel auf mont. Papierschildchen in Goldpräg. auf Rücken, Deckelbezügen aus Sprenkelpapier u. umseit. Rotschnitt. Rü. etw. berieben, Ecken bestoßen, Signatur v. alter Hd. auf flieg. Vorsatz, papierbed. leicht gebräunt, aber im Text kaum Gebrauchsspuren. \"Hayn-Got. VI, 26 f.; VD18 10722017 nicht bei Holzmann/Bohatta. - Seltene Sammlung von 60 Aufsätzen eines anonymen, für uns nicht zu ermittelnden Verfassers. Lediglich die Badische Landesbibliothek gibt den deutschen Schriftsteller Johann Gottwerth Müller als Verfasser an, was sich aber nicht verifizieren lässt. \"\"Diese Papiere fanden sich unter Schloß und Riegel nach dem Tode meines Vetters AB. CD. in einer zinnernen Kapsel, korrekt geschrieben, und als ein Vermächtnis seinen Erben geheiliget. Diese guten einfältigen Leute bezeugten aber so wenig Gefallen an diesen Dokumenten .. daß ich sie gegen ein Equivalent in dem Vorsatze erhandelte, dem grossen deutschen Publikum damit ein Geschenk zu machen.\"\" (Aus dem Vorwort). - Mit Kapiteln über: `Ueber die Verbesserung der deutschen Dialekte` / `Seyd sparsam mit euren Kohlen!` / `Etwas von unnützen Menschen` / `Schreiben von Wittwenklöstern` / `Schreiben eines Hypochondristen über die Begräbnisse in Kirchen und auf Kirchhöfen` / `Ueber das Spiel` / `Der Mann und das Weib` etc.\" Versand D: 15,00 EUR Philosophie, Literatur, 18. Jahrhundert

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        Veduta del porto di Reggio Calabria

      Napoli 1787 - Veduta del porto di Reggio Calabria incisa da Giovanni de Grado. Il soggetto deriva dal dipinto di Hackert conservato alla Reggia di Caserta, nella collezione dei dipinti dei principali porti del Regno delle Due Sicilie dedicatà a Ferdinando IV di Borbone. I dipinti di hackert riscossero un successo clamoroso e furono riprodotti a stampa con delle incisioni realizzate dal fratello George Hackert, che ne curò anche la realizzazione, e da altri artisti. Acquaforte e bulino, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con margini, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Rara. View of the port of Reggio Calabria engraved by Giovanni de Grado. The subject comes from the painting by Hackert kept at the Palace of Caserta, in the collection of paintings of the main ports of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies dedicated to Ferdinand IV of Bourbon. Hackert's paintings met with a resounding success and were reproduced in print with the recordings made by his brother George Hackert, who also supervised the construction, and other artists. Etching and engraving, printed on contemporary laid paper, with margins, in perfect condition. Rare. Dimensioni 590 440mm

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        Autograph letter signed, to Georg Forster, informing him of the cancellation of their proposed voyage to the Pacific and Australia

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

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        Grammatica e vocabulario della lingua Kurda.

      Roma, Stamperia della Sacra Congregazione di Propaganda Fide, 1787. - circa 19,5 x 13,5 cm. 288 pp., title with a woodcut vignette Contemporary decorated paper-wrapper (spine renewed) "Zaunmüller 232. The first systematic Kurdish grammar, including an Italian-Kurdish dictionary and a preface concerning missionaries. The author Garzoni was a Dominican missionary, the second to go into the region of the Kurds setting out from Mosul in 1764 (the first missionary in Kurdistan was also a Dominican, Leopoldo Soldini, resident 1760 to 1779). Garzoni stayed until 1787 and managed to learn the language, understand the grammar and compile a vocabulary of some 4500 words that are given here with an Italian translation. - "This work is very important in the Kurdish history as it is the first acknowledgement of the originality of the Kurdish language on a scientific base. Garzoni was given the title of Father of Kurdology, and of the pioneer Kurdish grammarian" (Mirella Galetti). " "- Some minor foxing, title with small label, endpaper with small note, otherwise mostly quite clean. Uncut and unopened.

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        Rigaku nyushiki ensei kansho zusetsu.Nagoya, Kansho juku, Bunsei 6 [= 1823]. 3 vols. With 10 astronomical illustrations (mostly double- or 1½-page (including a terrestrial map in 2 hemispheres) and 2 dials with rotating parts (all in vol. 1), 10 seals integral to the text woodblocks and a red (owner's?) seal at the end of vol. 1. Original grey paper wrappers in traditional Japanese style (25 x 17 cm).

      First edition of a rare and well-illustrated introduction to Western science (mostly astronomy) by Yoshio Nanko (1787-1843). Nanko was "of pivotal importance ... to the spread of Western learning" and the present book was "his most influential publication" (Goodman). All the illustrations appear in volume 1, including the geocentric universe according to Ptolemy and according to Tycho Brahe; Copenicus's heliocentric universe (including comets); sun spots; the sun, earth and six planets depicted at the same scale; the earth orbiting the sun to show its axis at the solstices and equinoxes; solar and lunar eclipses; and a world map in two hemispheres. There are two astronomical dials: a simple rotating dial on one page and triple dial in a paper pocket on another. Volume 2 discusses the sun, moon, earth and planetary system. Volume 3 discusses the individual planets, the stars, constellations and comets. The appendix on the motion of the earth discusses Newton's discoveries in relation to traditional Chinese views. With an occasional manuscript annotation in ink, both Dutch and Japanese. Lacking 1 leaf (pp. 13-14 of vol. 2), but otherwise in good condition, with only a few minor and mostly marginal worm holes and a few pages with faint water stains. The label on the front wrapper of volume 1 is tattered, and a couple threads are broken, but the wrappers are also still in good condition. An important example of the beginnings of Japanese interest in European astronomy and an indication of the state of Japanese-Dutch relations on the eve of Siebold's arrival in Japan.

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        Discourses on Various Subjects, Including Several on Particular Occasions

      Birmingham: J Johnson [printed for the Author By Pearson and Rollason], 1787. First Edition. Maroon Cloth. Near Fine. 8 1/2" Tall. Xvi, 464 + 4 Pp Catalogue At End. Original Maroon Moire Cloth, Morocco Spine Label, Spine Faded. No Fraying, Hinges Tight, Slight Bumping To Corners.

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        Rigaku nyushiki ensei kansho zusetsu.Nagoya, Kansho juku, Bunsei 6 [= 1823]. 3 vols. With 10 astronomical illustrations (mostly double- or 1½-page (including a terrestrial map in 2 hemispheres) and 2 dials with rotating parts (all in vol. 1), 10 seals integral to the text woodblocks and a red (owner's?) seal at the end of vol. 1. Original grey paper wrappers in traditional Japanese style (25 x 17 cm).

      - First edition of a rare and well-illustrated introduction to Western science (mostly astronomy) by Yoshio Nanko (1787-1843). Nanko was "of pivotal importance . to the spread of Western learning" and the present book was "his most influential publication" (Goodman). All the illustrations appear in volume 1, including the geocentric universe according to Ptolemy and according to Tycho Brahe; Copenicus's heliocentric universe (including comets); sun spots; the sun, earth and six planets depicted at the same scale; the earth orbiting the sun to show its axis at the solstices and equinoxes; solar and lunar eclipses; and a world map in two hemispheres. There are two astronomical dials: a simple rotating dial on one page and triple dial in a paper pocket on another. Volume 2 discusses the sun, moon, earth and planetary system. Volume 3 discusses the individual planets, the stars, constellations and comets. The appendix on the motion of the earth discusses Newton's discoveries in relation to traditional Chinese views. With an occasional manuscript annotation in ink, both Dutch and Japanese. Lacking 1 leaf (pp. 13-14 of vol. 2), but otherwise in good condition, with only a few minor and mostly marginal worm holes and a few pages with faint water stains. The label on the front wrapper of volume 1 is tattered, and a couple threads are broken, but the wrappers are also still in good condition. An important example of the beginnings of Japanese interest in European astronomy and an indication of the state of Japanese-Dutch relations on the eve of Siebold's arrival in Japan.

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        ESSAYS ON THE MICROSCOPE. Containing a Practical Description of the most improved Microscopes:

      London, printed for the Author by Robert Hindmarsh, 1787.. PLATE VOLUME ONLY 1787. Oblong folio, approximately 410 x 285 mm, 16 x 11¼ inches, 32 engraved plates, numbered 1-31; with 26A and. 26B, making 32 in total, all with old ink descriptions, bound in half black roan, dull cloth covers. Spine rubbed, upper hinge slightly weak but still holding, cloth covers slightly wrinkled, margins of plates water stained, not affecting images, some wear to edges of plates, first inner paper hinge strengthened with binder's white linen, bottom of first free endpaper has small repair, plate 30 has a 2" closed margin tear not affecting image, neatly repaired on the blank side, title page has a crossed out ink name to top margin, ink initials to first free endpaper, pale age-browning throughout. A good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Prestwich's Republica

      London - J Nichols, 1787 Book. VER. Hardcover. First edition.. The first and only volume of Preswich's Respublica. The first edition of this work. With an engraved frontispiece and vignette title page. This heraldic album was originally intended to be two volumes. However, due to illness Prestwich only ever wrote this one volume. This work is a heraldic dictionary providing the names and a description of the armorial bearings of upward of three hundred families. Condition: In a full tree calf binding. Rebacked with original spine preserved. Rubbing to the extremities and to the head and tail of spine. Prior owner's bookplate to front pastedown, Christopher Rowe. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with light spots to endpapers and the odd spot throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Veduta di Baja presa dal monte nuovo

      Napoli 1787 - Veduta panoramica del golfo con Pozzuoli e Capri, incisa da William Gmelin, da un dipinto di Jacob Philip Hackert, datato 1787. L'opera è edita dal fratello di Hackert, Georg Abraham, che aveva una bottega calcografica in Roma a Piazza di Spagna, ed a Napoli. Acquaforte e bulino, magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata cova, rifilata al rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Edizione originale pubblicata a Napoli da George Hackert, stampata su carta del ’700. Rara. Dimensioni 590 430mm [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Coleccion de noticias de muchas de las indulgencias plenarias y perpetuas que pueden ganar todos los fieles de Christo, que con la debida disposicion, visitaren en sus respectivos dias.

      Mexico: Por Don Felipe de Zúñiga y Ontiveros, 1787. Small 8vo (14.5 cm; 5.5"). [10] ff., 152 pp. First edition of this Mexican calendar of indulgences. The section titles are as follows: "Primera parte, en que se notician las indulgencias plenarias que se ganan en los dias fixos . . ." and "Segunda parte, en que se da noticia de las indulgencias plenarias . . . en las festas movibles y dias que no están fixos. . . .         Medina, Mexico, 7695; Palau 20393. Contemporary vellum over paste boards; vellum rodent gnawed with loss at fore- and bottom edges exposing underlying boards, vellum consequently a bit loose. Vellum also missing from lower two inches of spine; rear free endpaper and final blank also dined upon. Minor worming to upper inner margins, not touching text. A clean, good copy, and despite attacks on binding — solid.

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        Statistische und topographische Beschreibung des Burggraftums Nürnberg [Nuernberg], unterhalb des Gebürgs; oder des Fürstentums Brandenburg-Anspach [Ansbach]. Erster [UND: Zweeter] Theil.

      Anspach [Ansbach], bey dem Verfasser 1787; EA; 2 Bände; (32) 332 (1 Leerblatt); (12) 428 (24) Seiten mit 2 gest. Frontispizes, 4 Kupfertafeln und 3 Tabellen; HLdr d. Zt. mit 2 farbigen Rückenschildern (Einbände an den Kanten etwas bestoßen und minimal fleckig, Papierbezug gering berieben, Innendeckel etwas leimschattig, 1 Seite mit handschriftlicher Randbemerkung in Tinte; exquisite dekorative und komplette Exemplare, völlig fleckenfrei!)Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Aufschluß und Vertheidigung der Enthüllung des Systems der Weltbürger-Republik. Nebst eine Bitte an die Leser.

      Rom (Leipzig, Göschen) 1787. 288 S., 1 Bl. Pappband d. Zt. Erste Ausgabe. - Goed. IV/1, 597, 5; Wolfstieg 23408; Kloss 3389; Taute 2711a. - Antwort auf die abfälligen Rezensionen zu seiner im Vorjahr erschienenen "Enthüllung des Systems der Weltbürger-Republik", in der erstmals die Theorie einer Weltverschwörung der Logen zur Erlangung der politischen Herrschaft entwickelt wurde. - Aus dem Besitz von Prinzessin Hermine Reuß (1887-1947), der zweiten Gemahlin des letzten deutschen Kaisers. Mit ihrem radiertem Exlibris auf dem Vorsatz. Das Exlibris zeigt das Obere Schloss Greiz in Thüringen. - Berieben und bestoßen. Titel mit kleinem Randeinriss. Bücher de

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        The Life of the Rev. Dr. Jonathan Swift, Dean of St.Patrick's, Dublin. [With an Appendix: Anecdotes of the Family of Swift. A Fragment, written by Dr. Swift].

      London, Printed for J.F. and C. Rivington, and others, 1787. - The Second Edition. 14.5 cm x 21,5 cm. Pagination: Portraitfrontispiece of Thomas Sheridan, III, (2), Portrait - Engraving of Jonathan Swift, (14), 488 pages. Hardcover. Original 18th century calf with richly gilted ornamenting on spine and boards and with the original spinelabel intact. The hinges a little weak but holding. All edges gilt with original, beautifully marbled endpapers well preserved. Interior wonderfully preserved and clean. Two previous, contemporary ownernames in ink (J.Turner, 1806 and M.Peele, 1787). Very good overall condition with only minor signs of external wear. This seems to be a large paper edition. Extremely rare ! Thomas Sheridan (1687 – 10 October 1738) was an Anglican divine, essayist, playwright, poet, schoolmaster and translator. He is chiefly remembered for his friendship with Jonathan Swift. He was born in Cavan, Ireland, the son of James Sheridan, and grandson of the Reverend Dennis Sheridan. Two of his uncles were William Sheridan, Bishop of Kilmore and Ardagh and Patrick Sheridan, Bishop of Cloyne. After graduating from Trinity College, Dublin, he married Elizabeth MacFadden and the couple first lived in Dublin in King James's Mint. He inherited from his father-in-law a substantial property at Quilca in County Cavan. He ran a school in Capel Street, Dublin in the 1720s whose pupils included children of many prominent families such as Anthony Foster, the future Chief Baron of the Irish Exchequer. He was father of Thomas Sheridan, a celebrated actor and elocutionist who was the father of Richard Brinsley Sheridan; he had two other sons and one daughter. In 1725 he was appointed a royal chaplain, but preached a sermon which was considered by some to be politically suspect, and his appointment was cancelled. In compensation he was given a living at Drumlane in Cavan and in 1735 became headmaster of the Cavan Royal School where he remained for three years. Other appointments he is reputed to have applied for were the position of Dean of Kilmore and the position of headmaster of the Royal School in Armagh, but neither were successful. He was friends with Jonathan Swift, and had a room permanently reserved for him in the Deanery; he was his principal collaborator and wrote his biography. Swift often stayed at Sheridan's country house and wrote part of Gulliver's Travels there. On the much debated question of whether Swift was secretly married to Esther Johnson ("Stella") Sheridan was a strong if not conclusive witness that the marriage did take place; according to friends his source was Stella herself. Like so many of Swift's friends, he was ultimately fated to quarrel with him irrevocably: apart from Swift's increasing eccentricity, perhaps insanity, the cause of the quarrel is obscure. Sheridan collapsed and died suddenly while having dinner at a friend's house in Rathfarnham, County Dublin. Swift before their final quarrel called him the best scholar in Ireland; Sir Walter Scott in his Life of Swift calls him "good- natured and light- hearted." (Wikipedia)

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        Raccolta dei disegni delle fabbriche regie de’ Bagni di Montecatini nella Valdinevole

      Firenze 1787 - Grande veduta panoramica delle terme e della città di Montecatini, prima tavola dell’omonima raccolta pubblicata a Firenze. L’opera è incisa dallo Zocchi da un disegno di Antonio Terreni. Si tratta di una prova di stampa ante la lettera, ovvero priva del titolo in basso. Incisione in rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Dimensioni 730x520. Panoramic view of the hot spings and city of Montecatini, first plate of the homonymous collection published in Florence. The work has been engraved by Zocchi after a drawing by Antonio Terreni. It is a proof ante litteram, meaning without the title on lower part. Engraving, in excellent codnition. Dimensioni [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A General Index to the Philosophical Transactions, from the First to the End of the Seventieth Volume

      London: Lockyer Davis and Peter Elmsly for The Royal Society, 1787. First edition. Some intermittent pale spotting, generally a tall, crisp copy.. Thick quarto. 801 pages. 20th-century black buckram, gilt-lettered on spine. FIRST EDITION. Complete printed indexes of Volumes 1-70 of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Each index arranged in two formats: alphabetically by subject (through page 552) and alphabetically by author (pages 555-end). Twenty entries are recorded for Isaac Newton, eighteen for Christian Huygens, and a full fifty-eight for Robert Boyle.

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        (first Printing Of Constitution Of The United States Of America ) The Columbian Magazine For September, 1787 [in Clamshell]

      Philadelphia: For Seddon, Spotswood, Cist, and Trenchard,. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1787. First Edition. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; 1 vol. 8vo, modern blue wrappers. Lacking original wrappers and with the folding plate (of 2 plates) only, also lacking p. 655/656. Title page loose and chipped along front edge - no loss of printing. Trimmed but with good margins. Internally generally clean. Constitution, p. 659 - 665 intact and clean. In modern custom grey cloth case with printed cover label. Generally considered the first periodical printing of the U. S. Constitution. Evans 20280. Lacking 655-6 leaves supplied in facsimile with loss of a few lines at the top of the two pages. Also a couple facsimiles of the frontis and the title page for January. ; 0 .

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        Gesamtansicht von der Mittagseite ('Vue d'Offenbach du Midi dediée á S.A.S. Monseigneur le Prince d'Isembourg & de Büdingue & ').

      - Kupferstich v. G.H. Hergenröder, dat. 1787, 18,5 x 29,5 Thieme-Becker Bd.XVI, S. 463. - Hergenröder war Maler u. Radirer in Offenbach (1736 Darmstadt -1794 Offenbach). - Sehr selten!

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        Historia Salicvm [Salicum]. Iconibus illvstrata. Fascicvlvs Primvs - Fascicvlvs Qvartvs.

      Lipsiae (Leipzig), S. L. Crusius, 1785 - 1787. - Folio. 70 S. Priv. Pp. der Zeit. EA. In lateinischer Sprache. Mit 24 Tafeln von J. Nussbiegel. Es fehlt das letzte Faszikel (Bd. 2, 1791: 12 S. und 6 Tafeln.). Nissen BBI, 893. - Ebd. berieben m. kl. oberfl. Fehlstellen, kl. hds. Notiz a. V. sowie Rest eines Siegels, stockfleckig, Seiten etw. gebräunt. Gbrsp. - Hoffmann, (1761 - 1826), machte 1786 in Erlangen seinen Abschluß und arbeitete hier als Professor der Botanik. 1792 als Professor der Arzneikunde und Botanik nach Göttingen berufen, wurde er ebenfalls Direktor des dortigen botanischen Gartens. Bereits ein bekannter Botaniker, vorallem für seine Arbeiten an Flechten, ging er 1804 nach Moskau, um diese Funktionen bis zu seinem Tode an der Universität Moskau und dem botanischen Garten zu bekleiden. (Zitat) - Beeindruckende Kupferstiche der Blüten-, Blatt- und Fruchtstände des Nürnberger Stechers Nussbiegel.

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        Amsterdam Amstelland.

      AMSTERDAM AMSTELLAND, IN KAART GEBRACHT DOOR OPRUKKENDE PRUISENKaart van de omgeving van Amsterdam - "Carte des environs d'Amsterdam repr?sentant d'un coup d'oeil les avenues fortifi?es avec les inondations autour de cette ville c?l?bre, telles quelles ?toient vers la fin de Septembre 1787; et en m?me tems les quartiers des Troupes Prussiennes et leurs attaques au lendemain le 1er d'Octobre, sous les ordres de S.A.S. le Duc r?gnant de Brunswick, pour servir de m?moire ? l'histoire de cette ?poque r?marquable."Zeldzame (later) met de hand gekleurde kopergravure gedrukt van 2 platen. Gegraveerd door G. Tischbein en opgedragen door C.G. De Schaikowsky 1ste luitenant in het leger van de koning van Pruisen, aan Charles Guillaume Ferdinand, hertog van Braunschweig en Luneburg. Afmeting prent: ca. 62 x95 cm.De kaart is een momentopname uit de periode dat de Republiek in crisis verkeert. De Patriotten hadden zich sinds 1780 georganiseerd om bestuurlijke misstanden aan de kaak te kunnen stellen en om de incapabele stadhouder Willem V te controleren en in zijn macht te beperken. In 1784 braken in Rotterdam rellen uit tussen patriotten en orangisten. Op 15 september 1785 ontvluchtte Willem V Den Haag, nadat de Staten van Holland hem hadden ontheven van zijn functie als bevelhebber van het Haagse garnizoen. In Amsterdam en Rotterdam werden eind april 1787 een aantal prinsgezinde vroedschapsleden en burgemeesters vervangen, zonder goedkeuring van de stadhouder.De patriottische euforie zou echter maar kort duren. In juni 1787 besloot Wilhelmina van Pruisen, de vrouw van de stadhouder, terug te gaan naar Den Haag om de orangisten daar op te wekken tot verzet tegen de patriotten. Bij Goejanverwellesluis werd ze aangehouden, waarop haar broer, de koning van Pruisen, een enorm leger naar de Republiek stuurde om de orde te herstellen. Tegen deze overmacht hadden de patriotten geen verweer. De patriotten weken uit naar Amsterdam (de kaart schetst de situatie van eind september 1787), maar reeds op 10 oktober gaf de stad zich over. Binnen enkele maanden zat Willem V weer stevig in het zadel en was de rust hersteld.Prijs: ? 3.450,- (incl. lijst).

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        SACCHINI Antonio Oedipe à Colone Opera 1787

      - SACCHINI Antonio Oedipe à Colone Opera en trois Actes Mis en Musique par Antonio Sacchini pour Chant et Orchestre Paris, chez Imbault 100 XVIIIe siècle ca1787 235 pages reliées 33.5 x 25.0 cm Bon état, couverture défraîchie a1591 Opéra et Ballet [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Caroli a Linné . Termini botanici classium methodi sexualis generumque plantarum characteres compendiosi. Recudi cum interpretatione germanica definitionum terminorum curavit . Editioni huic altera accesserunt fragmenta ordinum naturalium Linnaei.

      Hamburg, B. C. Herold Witwe, 1787. - 8vo (19.5 : 12 cm). 10 Bl., 396 S., 2 Falttabellen. Erweiterte zweite Ausgabe, erstmals 1781 erschienen. Hilfreiches Lexikon von über 750 regelmäßig verwendeten Fachbegriffen aus Linnés botanischen Werken. Auf den linken Seiten lateinische Termini (mit Betonungszeichen) und Definitionen, rechts beides in deutscher Übersetzung. Der zweiten Ausgabe ist ab p. 185 Linnés Klassifizierung des Pflanzenreiches mit deutschen Artennamen nach Planer hinzugefügt. Giseke, Arzt und Bibliothekar in Hamburg (1741-96), hatte 1767 Briefkontakt zu Linné aufgenommen. 1770 besuchte er ihn und wurde zum vertrauten Schüler. Ihr Briefwechsel hielt bis 1777 an. - Soulsby, no. 19. - Schönes, sauberes Exemplar. Halblederband d. Zt. mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und Rückenfileten.

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        VOYAGE AU CAP DE BONNE-ESPÉRANCE, ET AUTOUR DU MONDE AVEC LE CAPITAINE COOK, ET PRINCIPALEMENT DANS LE PAYS HOTTENTOTS ET DES CAFFRES. AVEC CARTES, FIGURES ET PLANCHES EN TAILLE DOUCE.

      BUISSON 1787 - SPARMAN (ANDRE), VOYAGE AU CAP DE BONNE-ESPÉRANCE, ET AUTOUR DU MONDE AVEC LE CAPITAINE COOK, ET PRINCIPALEMENT DANS LE PAYS HOTTENTOTS ET DES CAFFRES. AVEC CARTES, FIGURES ET PLANCHES EN TAILLE DOUCE. PARIS, BUISSON, 1787. 2 VOLUMES IN-4° (260x198mm) RELIÉS VEAU FAUVE MARBRÉ, DOS A NERFS RICHEMENT ORNÉS, TRANCHES ROUGES. 2FF., XXI-1FF., 478PP.; 2FF.,462PP., 1 CARTE DÉPLIANTES ET 15 PLANCHES, LA PLANCHE 3 N'A PAS ÉTÉ RELIÉ DANS CET EXEMPLAIRE, UNE COIFFE ÉLIMÉE. EDITION ORIGINALE DE LA TRADUCTION FRANÇAISE. LE NATURALISTE SUÉDOIS SPARMAN RENCONTRE COOK AU CAP DE BONNE ESPÉRANCE QUI L'INVITE À SE JOINDRE COMME BOTANISTE À SON EXPÉDITION AUTOUR DU MONDE. LES PLANCHES REGROUPENT DIVERS ANIMAUX ET LES ENVIRONS DU CAP. DE LA BIBLIOTHÈQUE DES DUCS DE BARANTE. PARIS, 1787, 2 VOL. QUARTO AND A FOLDING AND 15 PLATS SOME FOLDY. (PLATE NUMBER 3 IN FIRST VOL. HAS NOT BEEEN BOUND IN THIS COPY). CONTEMPORARY MARBLE CLAF GILT BACK. COOK'S SECOND VOYAGE AND TRAVELS IN SOUTH AFRICA BY THE FAMOUS SWEDISH NATURALIST. THIS IS AN EXEMPLE OF THE QUARTO VERSION. IT INCLUDS IN THE FIRST VOLUME THE TRAVELS WITH COOK. HE ENGAGED HIM TO ACCOMPANY THE EXPLORATION AS ASSISTANT NATURALIST. VERY NICE COPY FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE DUCS DE BERANTE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Storia della Regione Abbruciata in Campagna Felice

      In Napoli, nella Stamperia Raimondiana 1787 - CARLETTI Niccolo. Storia della Regione Abbruciata in Campagna Felice. In Napoli, nella Stamperia Raimondiana, 1787. In 8vo; pp. XLIII, 382. Grande tavola spieghevole incisa in rame: Mappa topografica dal Capo di Posillipo infino al lago Patria in Campagna Felice. Fior. Pergamena coeva, titolo calligrafato al dorso. Bacoli, Pozzuoli, Miseno, Cuma, Baja, Nisida, Lucrino, Lago Patria, Solfatara. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Observations on the Plan of Government Submitted to the Federal Convention, in Philadelphia, on the 28th of May, 1787. Delivered at Different Times in the Course of their Discussions.

      Francis Childs, New York 1787 - 27 pages. Incomplete, but missing pages (pgs. 11-26) are suppplied in facsimile from the copy held at the Library of Congress. Measures 20.4cm; sheets sewn; unbound. Howes P375 states: This speech, made before the Constitutional Convention, furnishes the only contemporary clue to the much discussed Pinckney plan for a Federal Constitution. Charles Pinckney (1757-1824). Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Inferno - Paradiso - Purgatorio.

      Cazin,, In Parigi, 1787 - Tre volumi di cm. 12,5, pp. (4) 236; (4) 236; (4) xii, 233 (3). Con vignetta xilografica ai frontespizi. Elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle bazzana, dorsi lisci con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Piatti inquadrati da triplice filetto dorato, sguardie marmorizzate e tagli dorati. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Non presente nella collezione Evan Mackenzie, Mambelli cita la presenza di un ritratto non riscontrato in nessuna delle copie censite o apparse in commercio negli ultimi anni. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cookery and Pastry. As Taught and Practised by Mrs MacIver, Teacher of those Arts in Edinburgh. A New Edition to which are added, for the first time, Figures of Dinner and Supper Courses, from Five to Fifteen Dishes.

      Cracking to joints, upper joint is tender, wear to extremities. Small tear to fore-edge of ix,some handling and occasional foxing spots. xii, 13-264, 12mo. More popular than her predecessor, Elizabeth Cleland, the book contains the first recipes for haggis printed in Scotland, and was reprinted several times. Part of the tradition of Edinburgh cookery school writers, Florence Jack of the Dough School (now Queen Margaret University) being best known, a tradition that continues today.

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        Cookery & Pastry. As Taught and Practiced by Mrs. Maciver, Teacher of those Arts in Edinburgh. A New Edition. To which is added, for the first time, Figures of Dinner & Supper Courses, from Five to Fifteen Dishes. Also, A Correct Listing of Everything in Season for Every Month in the Year

      Edinburgh/London: C. Elliot/G.G.J. & J. Robinson, 1787. Duodecimo, [i-v] vi-xii [13] 14-264. Sixth edition. Together with Mrs. Frazer, Susanna Maciver ran one of the few cookery schools in Edinburgh. Mrs. Frazer's book, The Practice of Cookery, is largely based on this work. For this edition, the author has added menus for dinners for five to fifteen people, as well as lists of ingredients in season month by month. The book is missing its free front endpaper, and is lightly soiled, but is otherwise internally sound and solid. In full brown calf, which is starting at the hinges and 'cracked' across the boards. With a gilt-titled red morocco spine label. [Cagle 842; Maclean page 92; Vicaire 546; Worldcat cites 8 copies of this edition, only 3 in the US].

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        Beschreibung der Ausmessungs-Methode, welche bey den Dänischen geographischen Karten angewendet worden. Mit Kupfern

      In der Waltherischen Hofbuchhandlung, Dresden 1787 - ____ Première édition. Description de la méthode employée pour lever les cartes géographiques au Danemark. Thomas Bugge (1740-1815) était professeur d'astronomie et directeur de l'observatoire de l'Université Copenhague. Traduit par Johann Friedrich Marcus et édité par Friedrich Ludwig Aster. Illustré par une gravure allégorique sur le titre, 3 planches dont 2 sur double page et une grande carte dépliante du Danemark. Une planche représente des instruments. *-------* First edition. Description of the method used to draw maps in Denmark. Thomas Bugge (1740-1815) was professor of astronomy and director of the Observatory of Copenhagen University. Translated by Johann Friedrich Marcus and edited by Friedrich Ludwig Aster. Illustrated by an allegorical engraving on title, 3 plates including 2 on double page, and a large folding map of Denmark. One plate shows instruments. In-4. Collation : 171, (3) pp., 4 planches h.-t. En feuilles, tel que paru, boîte cartonnée de conservation. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Laws of Maryland, Made Since M,DCC,LXIII

      1787 - MARYLAND. LAWS. Laws of Maryland, Made Since M,DCC,LXIII. Annapolis: Frederick Green, 1787. Folio. [457] p. Modern calf-backed marbled boards, very skillfully executed in period style. Margin of title darkened from leather turn-ins, else a very good, attractive copy. Laws of Maryland passed 1765 through 1784, including many Revolutionary War laws. Evans 20483; Wheeler, Maryland, 435; Tower 129. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Erdbeschreibung. Mischauflage. Teil 1-10 (von 13) in 10 Bänden.

      Hamburg Carl Ernst Bohn -92 1787 - 18 x 11 cm. Halblederbände der Zeit (beschabt und bestoßen) mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf jeweils zwei farbigen Rückenschildern sowie hübscher Rückenvergoldung. (061). ADB III, 644 f. - Geschlossene Folge der ersten zehn Teile in der einzig rechtmäßigen, bei Carl Ernst Bohn erschienenen Ausgabe, zugleich alles über Europa Erschienene. - Band I-IV.) Europäische Länder (außer Deutschland). - Band V-IX.) Deutschland. - Band X.) Vereinigte Niederlande, Helvetien, Schlesien und Glatz. - Als Geograph ist Anton Friedrich Büsching (1724-1793) von historischer Bedeutsamkeit, seine 'Neue Erdbeschreibung' war bahnbrechend für die Darstellung der neueren Geographie und wurde in fremde Sprachen übersetzt. Ihr Erscheinen beginnt 1754. Er selbst bearbeitete Theil 1?11, Abth. 1. d. i. Europa und den Anfang von Asien, 1754-1792, ohne das ganze Werk zu vollenden. Die ersten Theile erlebten bis 8 Auflagen. Nach Büsching's Tode wurde sein Werk fortgesetzt" (ADB). - Einige Stempel. Mitunter etwas gebräunt und fleckig. - Ordentliches, uniformes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Task. A Poem. In Six Books. A New Edition

      Philadelphia: Printed for Thomas Dobson, 1787. This ????Bristol imprint is the same year as two other imprints, priority undetermined. Very rare. The first edition was published in 1785. [6], 186, [2], 32, [2] pp. 12mo. Contemporary sheep. Rebacked, edges and corners well rubbed, booklabel from the Grace Church Sunday School Library on front pastedown, ownership signatures of Amelia Maria Phelps, Lucy Bull and Gilbert Aspinwall on title, text or endpapers, two pages publisher's advertisements at back, some light browning and spotting, mostly marginal. In a leather-tipped marbled open-end box. This ????Bristol imprint is the same year as two other imprints, priority undetermined. Very rare. The first edition was published in 1785. [6], 186, [2], 32, [2] pp. 12mo. Cowper, the "pensive poet" was greatly appreciated by the people of America. The Calvinistic moral tone combined with the realism and "old-fashion" ideas, as well as the poem's quotability, made it very popular. While the literary critics were not so quick to appreciate "The Task" the American reading public's response was similar to that of Franklin. In a letter to Cowper he writes that "the relish for the reading of poetry had long since left me, but there is something so new in the manner, so easy and yet so correct in the language, so clear in the expression, yet concise, and so just in the sentences, that I have read the whole with great pleasure, and some of the pieces more than once." Bristol B6474; Colby Library Quarterly p. 235; Lilly "Grolier 100 Books Famous in English Literature " 60 which cites the Philadelphia 1787 edition as the first American. Mott "Golden Multitudes" p. 47 ; Grolier "English" 60

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        Bijltjesdag Amsterdam, 1778.

      BIJLTJESDAG IN AMSTERDAM?Plechtige optocht door de werklieden van de stads schuitenmaakers werf binnen binnen Amsteldam by gelegenheid der gelukkige omwending van zaaken in den Jaare MDCCLXXXVII.?Kopergravure uit 1787 vervaardigd door Joh. Christoffel Schultz. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. (incl. tekst) 51,5 x 62,7 cm.Er was aan het eind van de 18e-eeuw een sterke tegenstelling tussen de Orangisten, die wilden vasthouden aan de historische positie van het Huis van Oranje, en de patriotten. De Amsterdamse scheepstimmerlieden waren sterk Oranjegezind. Voor een armoedige beloning maakte men werkweken van soms 60 uur of meer. De werklieden stelden dus hun hoop op de prins van Oranje want van de liberale rijke reders en kooplieden hadden ze niet veel te verwachten.In 1787 komt het tot een opstand van de werklieden tegen hun patriottische werkgevers. De dag waarop deze oproer hardhandig de kop werd ingedrukt, is bekend komen te staan als Bijltjesdag, genoemd naar het belangrijkste gereedschap van de werklieden.Het gezag van stadhouder Willem V was zwak. In september 1787 werd hij te hulp worden geschoten door zijn zwager, de koning van Pruisen. Deze ?omwending?? wordt op de prent gevierd.Prijs: ? 1.650,- (incl. lijst).

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        The Constitution of the United States, In Two Issues of Gentleman’s Magazine, November and December 1787

      John Nichols,, London: 1787 - Pamphlet, 8vo, two issues, removed from larger volume, each stitched separately, 941-1036, 1039-1132 pp. Top leaf of second issue partially detached, normal aging and browning; otherwise very good. Just two months after it was signed, but before ratification, this early printing of the American Constitution appeared in the Gentleman's Magazine. Published in the November and December issues of the magazine, this early printing of the Constitution gave the British people a view of how the new American government would work. The Constitution appears on pages 1008-1011 of the November issue, and 110-112 of the December installment. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        POEMS, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect

      1787. [original boards, leaves uncut] The Third Edition. London: Printed for A. Strahan; T. Cadell in The Strand; and W. Creech, Edinburgh, 1787. Original blue-grey paper-covered boards with cream paper spine and printed label, page edges uncut. "The London edition," which is to say the third edition overall (so stated, unlike the prior two) -- following the rare Kilmarnock edition of 1786 and Wm. Creech's Edinburgh edition of earlier in 1787. Egerer goes to great length to explain why this edition, though promoted as coming out in mid-1787, did not in fact meet the public until November of that year (later than pirated editions in Belfast and in Dublin) -- it had a lot to do with Creech still having many copies on hand from his Edinburgh edition.~This is a remarkably fine copy, still in the original boards and label, and with the leaves uncut as issued; the spine remains atypically intact, including the printed label. The only real flaw is that the endpapers are cracked (also, leaf O3 has a two-inch tear). One could not hope for a copy in better condition. Egerer 6.

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        The Task. A Poem. In Six Books. A New Edition

      Printed for Thomas Dobson, Philadelphia 1787 - This ????Bristol imprint is the same year as two other imprints, priority undetermined. Very rare. The first edition was published in 1785. [6], 186, [2], 32, [2] pp. 12mo. Cowper, the "pensive poet" was greatly appreciated by the people of America. The Calvinistic moral tone combined with the realism and "old-fashion" ideas, as well as the poem's quotability, made it very popular. While the literary critics were not so quick to appreciate "The Task" the American reading public's response was similar to that of Franklin. In a letter to Cowper he writes that "the relish for the reading of poetry had long since left me, but there is something so new in the manner, so easy and yet so correct in the language, so clear in the expression, yet concise, and so just in the sentences, that I have read the whole with great pleasure, and some of the pieces more than once." Bristol B6474; Colby Library Quarterly p. 235; Lilly "Grolier 100 Books Famous in English Literature " 60 which cites the Philadelphia 1787 edition as the first American. Mott "Golden Multitudes" p. 47 ; Grolier "English" 60 Contemporary sheep. Rebacked, edges and corners well rubbed, booklabel from the Grace Church Sunday School Library on front pastedown, ownership signatures of Amelia Maria Phelps, Lucy Bull and Gilbert Aspinwall on title, text or endpapers, two pages publisher's advertisements at back, some light browning and spotting, mostly marginal. In a leather-tipped marbled open-end box [6], 186, [2], 32, [2] pp. 12mo This ????Bristol imprint is the same year as two other imprints, priority undetermined. Very rare. The first edition was published in 1785. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Naval Architecture or the Rudiments and Rules of Ship Building Exemplified in a Series of Draughts and Plans. With Observations Tending to the Further Improvement of that Important Art

      London, 1787. Folio. (4, vi) 231, (4) pp. Second edition of a very important English contribution to naval shipbuilding. From the Scott Collection of the Institution of Naval Architects. Stalkartt, writing in the midst of the American Revolution (he refers to it in his dedication) proposes two major changes in English naval ship design

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        THE ADVENTURES OF NUMA POMPILIUS, SECOND KING OF ROME

      1787 - FLORIAN, M. De. THE ADVENTURES OF NUMA POMPILIUS, SECOND KING OF ROME. Two Volumes. London: C. Dilly, 1787. 16mo., tan full-calf leather. First English Translation, first edition in French published in 1786. Good (contents fairly clean & tight but covers worn with spines & some edges extremly darkened & dried- probably from a fire many years ago, no odor; ink name on front endpapers). $500.00. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        INSTRUZIONE PER PASTORI e proprietarj di gregge. Per ben allevare Pecore, custodirle, condurle, pascerle, alloggiarle, tenerle monde e sane, guarirne le malattie, migliorarne la lana, castrarle, toscarle, governar l'Ovile, chiuderlo, coprirlo, stabbiare, etc.. Tradotta dal Francese.

      Pezzana, 1787. in-8 gr., pp. VIII, 288, leg. cart. rust. Con 22 belle tavv. in rame al fine. Rara opera, in ediz. orig. italiana, completa delle tavv. di grande qualità. Le prime 3 cc con lieve brun. ma ottimo esempl. in barbe. [042]

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        Critik der Reinen Vernunft

      1787 - Kant, Immanuel, Critik der Reinen Vernunft. 1787 2nd edition. New calf re-backing over old boards. Interior very good. The 2nd edition makes major changes. In modern translations, the A (first) and B (second) versions are both preserved. $3300.00. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Inferno - Paradiso - Purgatorio.

      Cazin, 1787. Tre volumi di cm. 12,5, pp. (4) 236; (4) 236; (4) xii, 233 (3). Con vignetta xilografica ai frontespizi. Elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle bazzana, dorsi lisci con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Piatti inquadrati da triplice filetto dorato, sguardie marmorizzate e tagli dorati. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Non presente nella collezione Evan Mackenzie, Mambelli cita la presenza di un ritratto non riscontrato in nessuna delle copie censite o apparse in commercio negli ultimi anni.

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